Galatians 5:22-23 (HCSB)
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Galatians 5:24-25 (HCSB)
Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, we must also follow the Spirit.
2 Peter 1:5-8 (HCSB)
For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge, knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with godliness, godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they will keep you from being useless or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Psalms 112:1-3 (HCSB)
Happy is the man who fears the Lord, taking great delight in His commands. His descendants will be powerful in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.
Matthew 7:7-8 (HCSB)
“Keep asking,, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who searches finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
2 Corinthians 1:20-22 (HCSB)
For every one of God’s promises is “Yes” in Him. Therefore, the “ Amen” is also spoken through Him by us for God’s glory. Now it is God who strengthens us, with you, in Christ and has anointed us. He has also sealed us and given us the Spirit as a down payment in our hearts.
1 Peter 5:8-9 (HCSB)
Be serious! Be alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour. Resist him and be firm in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are being experienced by your fellow believers throughout the world.
2 Corinthians 11:13-15 (HCSB)
For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no great thing if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their destiny will be according to their works.
Romans 8:1-2 (HCSB)
Therefore, no condemnation now exists for those in Christ Jesus,, because the Spirit’s law of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.
Romans 8:37 (HCSB)
No, in all these things we are more than victorious through Him who loved us.
Romans 8:38-39 (HCSB)
For I am persuaded that not even death or life, angels or rulers, things present or things to come, hostile powers, height or depth, or any other created thing will have the power to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord!
Proverbs 4:23 (HCSB)
Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life.
Ephesians 6:10-12 (HCSB)
Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength. Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil. For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.
Jeremiah 17:9 (HCSB)
The heart is more deceitful than anything else, and incurable — who can understand it?
1 John 1:9-10 (HCSB)
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say, “We don’t have any sin,” we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.
Numbers 6:24-26 (HCSB)
May Yahweh bless you and protect you; may Yahweh make His face shine on you and be gracious to you; may Yahweh look with favor on you and give you peace.
2 Thessalonians 2:3 (HCSB)
Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way. For that day will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction.
Daniel 12:4 (HCSB)
“But you, Daniel, keep these words secret and seal the book until the time of the end. Many will roam about, and knowledge will increase.”
Note from Kip: Sounds a lot like our world today.
Global travel is not a big deal any more. Gone are the days when a child is born in the same community that they will die in. We construct homes that would be an establish residence for generations, only to place them on the market a few short years later
Then there is the ‘increase of knowledge’. We are past the point we referred to as the ‘The Information Age’. Knowledge and information expands and grows by leaps and bounds, redoubling itself continually. We have established a world wide information pathway whereby we can distribute these thoughts and ideas across the globe.
Our perspective is very narrow even so, but it sure seems that today is ‘the time of the end’, as described by the book of Daniel.
2 Thessalonians 2:15 (HCSB)
Therefore, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions you were taught, either by our message or by our letter.