What are God’s children like?

Today we take a break from prophet Isaiah. We read more about God our Father and learn from Jesus our eldest Brother.
We read what Jesus has spoken and taught His disciples in Luke 6:35-38 to see one important aspect of God that we hardly know before.
God has chosen to give His love to all who want.
God’s love is not petty and selfish like human love.
God is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked.
God expects His children to be like Him:
1. Do good to the undeserving.
2. Do good without expecting to be repaid by human.
3. Always be kind and merciful and compassionate.
4. Love the love of God.
5. Love never fails.
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Jesus goes further to explain this point.
As God’s children we do not fall into the snare of judging and condemning others.
The Bible describes a notorious accuser of Christians -Satan. (Revelation 12:10)
In the vision of Zechariah, he saw the Accuser, Satan, making accusations against the high priest Jeshua. (Zechariah3:1-2)
During the time when Jesus walked on earth the religious hypocrites were also quick to find ‘faults’ in Jesus and the followers of Jesus, based on the Jewish religious tradition.
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Jesus warns of the evil spiritual consequences of God’s children judging and condemning others: it opens a door for the accuser to accuse you too!
Jesus promises those who bless others: you will open a door to receive blessings for yourself too.
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Who will be judging then? At the appointed time,
God will send Jesus to judge and condemn the wicked and evil. It’s already recorded in God’s book. (The Book of Revelation.)
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What kind of love God expects His children to practice?
1 Corinthians 13:4-7New King James Version (NKJV)
4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails.
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What Jesus has taught about God’s children
Luke 6:35-40 New King James Version (NKJV)
35 But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil. 36 Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.
37 “Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”

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Isaiah 42 God likes a new song

In Isaiah 42:1-7 Prophet Isaiah received the prophecy of Jesus who will bring good news to God’s people. The Holy Spirit is upon Him and He will bring justice to the nations, demonstrate God’s righteousness, be a light to guide the nations.
He will open the eyes of the blind, free the captives from prison, releasing those who sit in dark dungeons.
~~~~~The above prophecy has come true.
God declared through His prophet : “Everything I prophesied has come true, and now I will prophesy again. I will tell you the future before it happens.” (42:8-9)
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Isaiah 42:10-12 calls for a new song of praise for God. (Note : do not worship our God the way the unbelievers worshiped the idols.)
Jesus told us to worship God in spirit am in truth, because God is Spirit. (John 4:23-24)
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Lord’s Chosen Servant
“Look at my servant, whom I strengthen.
    He is my chosen one, who pleases me.
I have put my Spirit upon him.
    He will bring justice to the nations.
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10 Sing a new song to the Lord!
    Sing his praises from the ends of the earth!
Sing, all you who sail the seas,
    all you who live in distant coastlands.
11 Join in the chorus, you desert towns;
    let the villages of Kedar rejoice!
Let the people of Sela sing for joy;
    shout praises from the mountaintops!
12 Let the whole world glorify the Lord;
    let it sing his praise.

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a hymn: Though your sins be as scarlet

Though your sins be as scarlet
Though your sins be as scarlet

“Though your sins be as scarlet,

They shall be as white as snow;

Though your sins be as scarlet,

They shall be as white as snow;

Though they be red as crimson,

They shall be as wool;”

“Though your sins be as scarlet,

Though your sins be as scarlet,

They shall be as white as snow,

They shall be as white as snow.

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Hear the voice that entreats you,

O return ye unto God!

Hear the voice that entreats you,

O return ye unto God!

He is of great compassion,

And of wondrous love;

Hear the voice that entreats you,

Hear the voice that entreats you,

O return ye unto God!

O return ye unto God!

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He’ll forgive your transgressions,

And remember them no more;

He’ll forgive your transgressions,

And remember them no more;

“Look unto Me, ye people,”

Saith the Lord your God!

He’ll forgive your transgressions,

He’ll forgive your transgressions,

And remember them no more,

And remember them no more.

Lyrics: Fanny Jane Crosby

Music: William Howard Doane

click this link to listen to the music: https://www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/h/1037

___________________Bible promise:

Isaiah 1:18 New King James Version (NKJV)

18 “Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the Lord,
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be as wool.

Jesus urges: And you also will bear witness

John 15 English Standard Version (ESV)

I Am the True Vine

15 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. 10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants,[a] for the servant[b] does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. 17 These things I command you, so that you will love one another.

The Hatred of the World

18 “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. 21 But all these things they will do to you on account of my name, because they do not know him who sent me. 22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have been guilty of sin,[c] but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 Whoever hates me hates my Father also. 24 If I had not done among them the works that no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin, but now they have seen and hated both me and my Father. 25 But the word that is written in their Law must be fulfilled: ‘They hated me without a cause.’

26 “But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. 27 And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.

Footnotes:

  1. John 15:15 Greek bondservants
  2. John 15:15 Greek bondservant; also verse 20
  3. John 15:22 Greek they would not have sin; also verse 24 

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an end time letter to the faithful

Greeting the Faithful: grace and peace be multiplied

Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ,

To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:

Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

Fruitful Growth in the Faith: giving all diligence

But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.

10 Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; 11 for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Peter’s Approaching Death: witnessing the Lord Jesus Christ to the end

12 For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth. 13 Yes, I think it is right, as long as I am in this tent, to stir you up by reminding you, 14 knowing that shortly I must put off my tent, just as our Lord Jesus Christ showed me. 15 Moreover I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder of these things after my decease.

The Trustworthy Prophetic Word: eye witnesses of His majesty

16 For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty. 17 For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” 18 And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.

19 And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; 20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, 21 for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

(2 Peter 1 New King James Version (NKJV))

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end times church witnessing: discipleship manual

In the end days, many old guards are passing away. There is an urgency in making disciples. Today’s word is “make disciples“!

Bible verse are quoted from New King James Version (NKJV) (Boldness added.)

The first time the word disciple was mentioned in the Bible is in the following verse: Discipleship is closely linked to the word of God. The master is a teacher and practitioner of God’s words. The disciples are those who are taught God’s words and practice them.

Isaiah 8:16 Bind up the testimony, Seal the law among my disciples.

We read from the book of Matthew how Jesus and His disciples interacted: He called them and they followed. They came to Him and take orders from Him. He taught them in words and in practice of God’s words.

Matthew 4:18-19 And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. 19 Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 

Matthew 5:1 [ The Beatitudes ] And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him.

Matthew 8:23 [ Wind and Wave Obey Jesus ] Now when He got into a boat, His disciples followed Him.

Jesus revealed to His disciples what God was interested in. God wanted souls to be saved. Jesus not only sent out His disciples He told them to pray for more workers for God’s harvest.

Matthew 9:36-3836 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. 37 Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. 38 Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”

Jesus gave His authority and power to the disciples so that they could practice what He had taught them. All they needed to do was to do what Jesus had authorized them.

Matthew 10:1 [ The Twelve Apostles ] And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power overunclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease. Matthew 10:24 “A discipleis not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.

Jesus Himself continued putting into practice what He taught His disciples. He showed them how urgent and important the matter of bringing people into the kingdom of God was.

Matthew 11:1 [ John the Baptist Sends Messengers to Jesus ] Now it came to pass, when Jesus finished commanding His twelve disciples, that He departed from there to teach and to preach in their cities.

Jesus treated the disciples as His own close relatives.

Matthew 12:49 And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, “Here are My mother and My brothers!

Jesus showed His disciples how His power could be used to override physical natural law and elements, such as supernaturally multiplying food when needed and walking on water as though walking on solid ground.

Matthew 14:19 Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes.

Matthew 14:26 And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear.

Jesus taught the disciples how to follow Him effectively and successfully. The key was to leave oneself behind and take on a new identity as a new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17), joined to Him, one spirit with Him (1 Corinthians 6:17). He told them that it was a privilege to be called and chosen as only few could make it. By being His disciples they could partake all that He is. He will be victorious and is giving them all. (Ephesians 1:3)

Matthew 16:24 [ Take Up the Cross and Follow Him ] Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.

Matthew 20:16-18

16 So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.” 17 Now Jesus, going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples aside on the road and said to them, 18 “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death, Matthew 26:19 So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them; and they prepared the Passover. Matthew 26:26-27 26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.” 27 Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you.

Jesus also taught the disciples one essential key to continue their connection to Him. Prayer overcomes the physical realm and its limitation. Prayer is a spiritual weapon and enables human being to break through the physical barrier and enter into the presence of God, who is Spirit. (John 4:23-24) The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of intercession and empowers those who pray. (Romans 8:26-27)

26: 40-41 40 Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “What! Could you not watch with Me one hour? 41 Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Jesus made sure the disciples knew He is risen and rejoice in witnessing His resurrection. Knowing our God is alive and ever living makes us want to worship Him and witness for Him.

Matthew 28:7 And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you.”

Matthew 28:9 [ The Women Worship the Risen Lord ] And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, “Rejoice!” So they came and held Him by the feet and worshiped Him.

Last word from Jesus to the disciples: They too must make disciples of all nations. This command is for us too. We too, have the calling and sending from Jesus, His Spirit, the authority of His name, and His words. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations for Jesus Christ!

Matthew 28:18-2018 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. make disciples of all nations

End times church countedown: still practice righteousness

robe_of_righteousnessJesus stated that knowing God and Jesus is eternal life. “This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. ” (John 17:3) Knowing God is indeed good news. Putting on the armor of God is about knowing God.

The second piece of the armor of God is the breastplate of righteousness. We read some Bible verses to see God and His righteousness, so that we know what to put on to stand against the spiritual enemies. God is righteous. God loves righteousness. God gives His people righteousness. Righteousness is a good news together with salvation! Righteousness and salvation are given to all who believe in Jesus. “…the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe.” (Romans 3:22)

Bible verses (boldness of verses are added by this blogger)

In the beginning, righteousness by faith in God:  The testimony of Abraham.

Genesis 15:6 Then he believed in the Lord; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness. In Context | Full Chapter |

Genesis 18:19 For I have chosen him, so that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice, so that the Lord may bring upon Abraham what He has spoken about him.”

God knows men cannot attain the righteousness of God by their own effort:

Deuteronomy 6:25 It will be righteousness for us if we are careful to observe all this commandment before the Lord our God, just as He commanded us.
“Know, then, it is not because of your righteousness that the Lord your God is giving you this good land to possess, for you are a stubborn people.
God is righteous and men know this well:
Psalm 4:4-6

Tremble, and do not sin;
Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness,
And trust in the Lord.

Psalm 11:7 For the Lord is righteous, He loves righteousness; The upright will behold His face.

Psalm 24:4-6 He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
Who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood
And has not sworn deceitfully.
He shall receive a blessing from the Lord
And righteousness from the God of his salvation.
This is the generation of those who seek Him,
Who seek Your face—even Jacob. Selah.

(The above psalm is confirmed by Jesus’ teaching on “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness” in Matthew 6:33)

The righteousness of God is good news as it comes with salvation. We are to proclaim this good news !

Psalm 40:8-10 I delight to do Your will, O my God;
Your Law is within my heart.” 9 I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great congregation; Behold, I will not restrain my lips,
O Lord, You know.
10 I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart;
I have spoken of Your faithfulness and Your salvation;
I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great congregation.

Psalm 48:10 As is Your name, O God, So is Your praise to the ends of the earth; Your right hand is full of righteousness. Psalm 71:15 My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness And of Your salvation all day long; For I do not know the sum of them. Psalm 98:2 The Lord has made known His salvation; He has revealed His righteousness in the sight of the nations.

Good news and bad news at the end of the present world: (at the return of Jesus Christ)

[ The Coming of Christ ] And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war.
Let the one who does wrong, still do wrong; and the one who is filthy, still be filthy; and let the one who is righteous, still practice righteousness; and the one who is holy, still keep himself holy.”
Good news is: We can choose to be robed in the righteousness of Christ!
Isaiah 61:10 (NASB) 10 I will rejoice greatly in the Lord,
My soul will exult in my God;
For He has clothed me with garments of salvation,
He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness,
As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland,
And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

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Note: in another blog post, find more verses on how to put on the breastplate righteousness : http://citizenheaven.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/the-whole-armor-of-the-healed-righteousness/

Worship and praise forevermore

At this late hour it may be a bit late for some Christians to learn to worship and praise God in spirit and in truth, just as the Lord Jesus has said God wants us to do.

This watchman used to think that way. However, after being filled with the Holy Spirit , this foremost ministry to God for each individual has come supernaturally. In the presence of the Lord , praise and sing in the spirit is effortless.

Often the songs come and flow like the gentle breeze or the flowing stream. Sometimes they become rapid and powerful like strong wind blowing or the urgent marching of footsteps.

Words from the Bible come too. Sometimes in the midst of worship. Sometimes at the end of it. Often they appear in the songs sung in the spirit.

Songs are interspersed with prayers as the Holy Spirit leads.

Worship in spirit is indeed a full time lifestyle. The New Creation lifestyle. A heavenly citizen lifestyle.

The book of Revelation clearly shows this. Worshiping the everlasting God is a forevermore lifestyle.

Today’s power message: the sacrifice

Today we read 1 Samuel 7. (NKJV). See how an intercessor led the nation to victory : repent, return to God, put away idols, pour out before God, fast and pray. Sacrifice.

Samuel Judges Israel

2 So it was that the ark remained in Kirjath Jearim a long time; it was there twenty years. And all the house of Israel lamented after the LORD.

3 Then Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, “If you return to the LORD with all your hearts, then put away the foreign gods and the Ashtoreths [a] from among you, and prepare your hearts for the LORD, and serve Him only; and He will deliver you from the hand of the Philistines.” 4 So the children of Israel put away the Baals and the Ashtoreths, [b] and served the LORD only.

5 And Samuel said, “Gather all Israel to Mizpah, and I will pray to the LORD for you.” 6 So they gathered together at Mizpah, drew water, and poured it out before the LORD. And they fasted that day, and said there, “We have sinned against the LORD.” And Samuel judged the children of Israel at Mizpah.

7 Now when the Philistines heard that the children of Israel had gathered together at Mizpah, the lords of the Philistines went up against Israel. And when the children of Israel heard of it, they were afraid of the Philistines. 8 So the children of Israel said to Samuel, “Do not cease to cry out to the LORD our God for us, that He may save us from the hand of the Philistines.”

9 And Samuel took a suckling lamb and offered it as a whole burnt offering to the LORD. Then Samuel cried out to the LORD for Israel, and the LORD answered him. 10 Now as Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to battle against Israel. But the LORD thundered with a loud thunder upon the Philistines that day, and so confused them that they were overcome before Israel. 11 And the men of Israel went out of Mizpah and pursued the Philistines, and drove them back as far as below Beth Car. 12 Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen, and called its name Ebenezer, [c] saying, “Thus far the LORD has helped us.”

13 So the Philistines were subdued, and they did not come anymore into the territory of Israel. And the hand of the LORD was against the Philistines all the days of Samuel. 14 Then the cities which the Philistines had taken from Israel were restored to Israel, from Ekron to Gath; and Israel recovered its territory from the hands of the Philistines. Also there was peace between Israel and the Amorites.

15 And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life. 16 He went from year to year on a circuit to Bethel, Gilgal, and Mizpah, and judged Israel in all those places. 17 But he always returned to Ramah, for his home was there. There he judged Israel, and there he built an altar to the Lord.

what makes a disciple a disciple? (chapter two)

Tenacity and courage are the marks of a true disciple. A disciple is in the world but not of the world. He has become different from his past and from the world.

A previous cowardly and fearful person has become courageous and bold, ministering in the power of the Holy Spirit. A former doubting and wavering person has become a man or woman of faith. A former uneducated and untrained working man or housewife has become full of wisdom and understanding in matters of God, preaching the Word of God without fear of man.

Let us read some passages from the New Testament Scripture for some examples of ‘boldness‘ of those saved and followed the Lord.

Summary notes:

1. They witness with their lives:  they become living proof of Jesus. Others (even the enemies) can see.

2. They pray effective prayer:  God answers and grants  them their request.

3. They have the power of hope: Jesus – the hope of glory  in them.

4. They have faith:  courage and boldness in the faith -in Christ Jesus Himself.

5. they live before God:  made possible by the blood of Jesus.

6. They focus on one goal: speak the Word of God, made possible by being filled with the Holy Spirit.

7. They are like Jesus (as He is, so are the disciples) in this world, made possible by the perfect love of God.

[ The Name of Jesus Forbidden ] Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.
Acts 4:23 [Full Chapter]

[ Prayer for Boldness ] And being let go, they went to their own companions and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them.
Acts 4:29 [Full Chapter]

Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word,
Acts 4:31 [Full Chapter]

And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.
2 Corinthians 7:4 [Full Chapter]

Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my boasting on your behalf. I am filled with comfort. I am exceedingly joyful in all our tribulation.
Philippians 1:20 [Full Chapter]

according to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death.
1 Timothy 3:13 [Full Chapter]

For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a good standing and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
Hebrews 10:19 [Full Chapter]

[ Hold Fast Your Confession ] Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus,
1 John 4:17 [Full Chapter]

[ The Consummation of Love ] Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.
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Jesus speaks: Here is love.

HERE IS LOVE.

John 3:16 [Full Chapter]For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
John 5:20 [Full Chapter]For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel.
John 8:42 [Full Chapter]Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me.
John 12:25 [Full Chapter] He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
John 13:1 [Full Chapter] [ Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet ] Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.
John 13:34 [Full Chapter]A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
John 14:21 [Full Chapter] He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”
John 14:23 [Full Chapter] Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
John 14:24 [Full Chapter] He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.
John 14:31 [Full Chapter] But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave Me commandment, so I do. Arise, let us go from here.
John 15:10 [Full Chapter] If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.