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Scripture Notes New Testament
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Believing:....carried on from Matthew 21:32 "For John came unto you in the way of righteousness and you believed him not, but the publicans and the harlots.(prostitutes).believed him. And you, when you had seen it, repented not afterward, that you might believe him.".Note here that wanting to change is necessary in order to believe.

One needs to want change, to have an intent.(how powerful are intentions?).to leave behind what has done him no good, those things no longer useful to him in higher consciousnesss: Ephesians 4:18 "Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart."

This is what is called repentance.(repentance' means.change); then one is ready to take the next step, that of believing.(why would one be interested in belief anyway?). Repentance is a one time step up the staircase to higher consciousness, for why would one want to go back down to the first step again? 

And there is another step on the pathway of higher consciousness, that of becoming 'hot for the Creator', as David was:.2Thessalonians 2:10 "... they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved."

Doesn't say one has to ask forgiveness from God, because it's God that put the natures in us to 'miss the mark'.(*).of His high consciousness and for a very good reason.(*)

When a person really and truly wants to change.(Matthew 21:32).from ways lived that have caused hurts either to them or others, they are in forgiveness. It's automatic:.Mark 11:26. It's a law of the universe set up by God:.Ephesians 1:7; Acts 5:31.

It's an automatic thing once God awakens a mind to Him:.Acts 26:18 "To open their eyes and to turn them from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me." Colossians 1:14 "In whom we have.redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins." Ephesians 1:18 "The eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of his calling and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints."

Another law of the universe is the law of reaping what one has sown.

Ephesians 1:4,6,7 "According as he has chosen us in him.(or, to be in Him).before.(*).the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love...he has made us accepted in the beloved...In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins..." Ephesians 1:11 "In whom also we have obtained an inheritance..." Psalms 130:4 "But there is forgiveness with you, that you may be feared."

If one already has forgiveness of sins, he or she is in the field of forgiveness, why then focus on sins one may still have unless it's to spiral back and get clean of those bothersome memories? Is it really necessary to ask God to forgive you when it's God who's responsible for your nature and spiritual growth.in the first place?

Could this be a discounting of what one already has as a gift, by being of the mind to ask God for forgiveness for what has already been forgiven? Could this be akin to blasphemy?.Mark 3:28,29 "Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme, But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost has never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation.".If one carries on in his life on the negative side, refusing to listen, being stubborn in his direction of evil, what good is he at this time toward the purpose he or she was put on Earth for?

Though God is responsible for what we humans are, it's up to us to decide which way we want to go as we learn throughout life.

God's completely responsible for what we are, but we are responsible for what we do.(*). The scripture does say we need the love of the truth.(what is truth?).in order to be saved, but what does the word 'saved' mean and why would we want to be saved anyhow?

Asking for forgiveness one already has, it is like asking the person who may have given you a gift, to again give you the same gift; it's like saying one is unappreciative of what he received. This kind of person is never thankful. Those on the road of evil are unthankful people:.Isaiah 56:11. But perhaps one didn't know that he or she already has forgiveness. And until they do awaken, spiritual things will continue to be like a 747.

Find out with a simple exercise how high your consciousness is and/or can become. So, what words are there that one can use to examine himself.(2Corinthians 13:5)? That is, what words would one's thoughts generally be about if he were of higher consciousness? Ask this of yourself and see what you come up with. Then compare with the list. Some words of David's.(who was David?).in this regard were:.Psalms 26:2,3.

Higher consciousness concepts provide tools.(why do we need tools?).for one to be a proper example, a light, to others; in humility:.John 13:15; in overall character:.1Timothy 4:12; in patience:.James 5:10.

A changed mind is meant here to mean an attitude of changing from what a person has come to see is not the best for his life, a change from the 'close-minded to spirituality outlook' many people have, which just locks them into the prison of their ego.

The way forward to belief is the state of acceptance and open mindedness that takes one away.(Zechariah 1:3 "...Thus says the LORD...Turn you unto me...and I will turn unto you.").from an evil heart of unbelief, exhibited by a closed mind:.Hebrews 3:12 "Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief..." Jeremiah 29:19.

It is through being justified by the gift of grace that we are made heirs according to our hope of eternal life. And, eternal life is now. That means you don't have to die physically to get it:.Titus 3:7 "That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life."

So, here we again see that an attitude of unbelief is something best to avoid as it prevents one from seeing changes needed in his life for the better and prevents one from comprehending higher consciousness principles needed to change one's life.

Instead, have an intent to believe that which holds promise. Then you will see if it's at all true. Strange it works that way but it does.

It's through belief that the Creator is welcomed into one's life and this occurs by being willing to change the negatives in one's personal life; willing to change those things for the better. Change is made effective by one's intent to believe in the first place.

So, what does this get you? To reach the invisible world inside you, one must do the two things talked of here in the scripture, that of repent and that of believing:.Mark 1:15 "...time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent you and believe the gospel." John 3:36 "He that believes on the Son has everlasting life and he that believes not the Son shall not see life.(again, showing the importance of believing), but the wrath of God.(what on Earth does this mean?) abides on him." John 3:18 "He that believes on him is not condemned.(original word for 'condemned' means 'separated', a being apart from; that is, unbelieving keeps one out of the higher consciousness realm of the invisible)...." John 3:19,20; John 5:40 "And you will not come to me that you might have life."

John 6:29 "Emmanuel answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that you believe on him whom he has sent." John 11:25,26 "Emmanuel said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life. He that believes in me, though he were dead.(he might as well be dead if he's on the pathway of it), yet shall he live.(1Corinthians 15:22). And whosoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Believe thou this?".Here again, showing the importance of believing.."Since the Creator is life, all that promotes destruction is of non life and therefore not of the Creator."....Grigori Grabovoi.

The word of the Creator abides in believers..John 20:31 "But these are written, that you might believe that Emmanuel is the Christ, the Son of God and that believing you might have life through his name." Galatians 3:22 "...the promise by faith of Emmanuel the Christ might be given to them that believe." 2Timothy 1:1 "...the promise of life which is in Christ Emmanuel." 2Timothy 1:10 "...our Saviour Emmanuel the Christ has abolished death and has brought life and immortality to light..." 1John 2:25 "And this is the promise that he has promised us, even eternal life." 1John 5:13 "...believe on the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life....".So, if you are Christ's.(1Corinthians 3:23).why would you choose to die physically when all He talks about is the opposite?.Galatians 5:25. Titus 1:2 "In hope of eternal life, which God that cannot lie, promised before the world began."

But, hey! One can't believe unless the Creator gives them the gift of belief.

The patience of Christ is a pattern for believers to see what He has done to ensure life everlasting for all:.1Timothy 1:16 "...Emmanuel the Christ might show forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting." 

1Timothy 6:19.

....leaving Scripture Notes on New Testament,
going to Scripture Notes Old Testament

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