Thursday, October 10, 2013


2 Tim 2:12 If we endure, we will also reign with Him; if we deny Him, He also will deny us;
:13 if we are faithless, He remains faithful – for He cannot deny Himself.
:14 Remind them of these things, and charge them before God not to quarrel about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers.
:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
:16 But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness.

Deny, denial means rejection of your petition, disclaim, renounce, recant, repudiate, one's refusal to acknowledge or recognize something.

There is a good and a bad aspect of denial.

Gen 18:9 They said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” And he said, “ She is in the tent.”
:10 The Lord said, “ I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife shall have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent door behind him.
:11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in years. The way of women had ceased to be with Sarah.
:12 So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I am worn out, and my lord is old, shall I have pleasure?”
:13 The Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, “Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?”
:14 Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.”
:15 But Sarah denied it, saying, “ I did not laugh,” for she was afraid. He said, “No, but you did laugh.

When Sarah lied to protect herself she placed herself above God. You place yourself above God when you lie and make yourself an idol.

Gen 3:22 Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever -”
:23 therefore the Lord God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken.
:24 He drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life.

God denied Adam and Eve the tree of life because of their sin. Adam and Eve denied God's order when they ate the fruit.

Every man has the rights to the tree of life through Jesus. Not all men chose to take that right.

Matthew 10:28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear Him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.
:30 But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.
:31 Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
:32 So everyone who acknowledges Me before men, I also will acknowledge before My Father who is in heaven,
:33 but whoever denies Me before men, I also will deny before My Father who is in heaven.
:34 “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.
:35 For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.
:36 And a person's enemies will be those of his own household.
:37 Whoever loves father or mother more then Me is not worthy of Me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
:38 And whoever does not take his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me.
:39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.

Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of My Father who is in heaven.
:22 On that day many will say to Me, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and cast out demons in Your name, and do many mighty works in Your name?
:23 And then will I declare to them, I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness.”

Lk 13:24 Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.
:25 When once the master of the house has risen and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, open to us, then He will answer you, I do not know where you come from.
:26 Then you will be to say, We ate and drank in Your presence, and you taught in our streets.
:27 But He will say, I tell you, I do not know where you come from, depart from Me, all you workers of evil.

Jn 7:27 But we know where this man comes from, and when the Christ appears, no one will know where He comes from.

1 Peter 4:11 whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies – in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

We need to speak the same thing that God says. Jesus said He would protect, heal, provide, preserve. He was faithful, you can put your trust and faith in Jesus.

Lk 9:23 And He said to all, “If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.

We must deny ourselves daily. It's hard to deny our flesh if we are in the flesh.

Remember Lot's wife. She was taken out of sin, was on her way to total deliverance, total salvation, she denied both and was denied life. She kept looking back to what was.

Lk 9:62 Jesus said to him, “ No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”

Titus 1:16 They profess to know God, but they deny Him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work.

We must be mindful that we don't say we know God, but act like the world who doesn't know God. Our words, and actions should be different.

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