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1 John 4

^1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they
are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

^2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that
Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

^3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in
the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof
ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

^4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because
greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

^5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the
world heareth them.

^6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God
heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of
error.

^7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one
that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

^8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

^9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God
sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

^10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and
sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

^11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

^12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God
dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

^13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath
given us of his Spirit.

^14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be
the Saviour of the world.

^15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth
in him, and he in God.

^16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is
love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

^17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the
day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

^18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear:
because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

^19 We love him, because he first loved us.

^20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for
he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God
whom he hath not seen?

^21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love
his brother also.

1 John 3

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we
should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not,
because it knew him not.

^2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what
we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like
him; for we shall see him as he is.

^3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as
he is pure.

^4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the
transgression of the law.

^5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him
is no sin.

^6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not
seen him, neither known him.

^7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness
is righteous, even as he is righteous.

^8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from
the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he
might destroy the works of the devil.

^9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth
in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

^10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the
devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that
loveth not his brother.

^11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we
should love one another.

^12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And
wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his
brother’s righteous.

^13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.

^14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love
the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.

^15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no
murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

^16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life
for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

^17 But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need,
and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love
of God in him?

^18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but
in deed and in truth.

^19 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our
hearts before him.

^20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and
knoweth all things.

^21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence
toward God.

^22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his
commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

^23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of
his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

^24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in
him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he
hath given us.

1 John 2

^1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not.
And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ
the righteous:
^2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but
also for the sins of the whole world.
^3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
^4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a
liar, and the truth is not in him.
^5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God
perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
^6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even
as he walked.
^7 Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old
commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the
word which ye have heard from the beginning.
^8 Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in
him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now
shineth.
^9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in
darkness even until now.
^10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none
occasion of stumbling in him.
^11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in
darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath
blinded his eyes.
^12 I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven
you for his name’s sake.
^13 I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from
the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the
wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the
Father.
^14 I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is
from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are
strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the
wicked one.
^15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If
any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
^16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust
of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the
world.
^17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth
the will of God abideth for ever.
^18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that
antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we
know that it is the last time.
^19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had
been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went
out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
^20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
^21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but
because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
^22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is
antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
^23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that
acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
^24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the
beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain
in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.
^25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.
^26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.
^27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and
ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth
you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath
taught you, ye shall abide in him.
^28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear,
we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
^29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth
righteousness is born of him.

This book tells us a lot about how to tell what kind of fruit someone is
bearing, and helps us realize some of the things we need to do to
perfect Gods love in us. (See verse 5) The bible tells us to keep Gods
words and abide in them, that means to obey, this chapter also tells us
that we are to keep that which was given to us from the beginning. For a
list of the ten commandments go to Exodus 20, they are laid out for you
there. There should be no interpretaition needed or confusion about what
they say, just read them as they are and obey them, “For God is not the
author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.”
1Corinthians14:33. The law that the new testament freed us from was the
lavitical law and the mosiac law, which are about the same I believe,
but not from the commandments of God that he said to keep for ever and
ever. The importance of keeping the commandments is throughout the word
of God, from Exodus all the way to the last chapter in Revelation. So
from this chapter we get a lot of information about how to tell if we
are in Christ or not, and also how to tell if someone else truly loves
the Lord.
So how about you? Are you keeping Gods commandments? If you do, what’s
the worst that could happen? If you don’t what do you think will happen?
Give us some of your input let us know what you think about todays reading.

Acts 4

^1 And as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the captain of
the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them,

^2 Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through
Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

^3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold unto the next day:
for it was now eventide.

^4 Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the number
of the men was about five thousand.

^5 And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders,
and scribes,

^6 And Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander,
and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered
together at Jerusalem.

^7 And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power,
or by what name, have ye done this?

^8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of
the people, and elders of Israel,

^9 If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent
man, by what means he is made whole;

^10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by
the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised
from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.

^11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is
become the head of the corner.

^12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other
name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

^13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived
that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took
knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

^14 And beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they
could say nothing against it.

^15 But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council,
they conferred among themselves,

^16 Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable
miracle hath been done by them is manifest to all them that dwell in
Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it.

^17 But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly
threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.

^18 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor
teach in the name of Jesus.

^19 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right
in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.

^20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

^21 So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding
nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men
glorified God for that which was done.

^22 For the man was above forty years old, on whom this miracle of
healing was shewed.

^23 And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all
that the chief priests and elders had said unto them.

^24 And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with
one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and
earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:

^25 Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the
heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?

^26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered
together against the Lord, and against his Christ.

^27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast
anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the
people of Israel, were gathered together,

^28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to
be done.

^29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy
servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,

^30 By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders
may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.

^31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were
assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and
they spake the word of God with boldness.

^32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of
one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he
possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

^33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection
of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

^34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were
possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the
things that were sold,

^35 And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made
unto every man according as he had need.

^36 And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is,
being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country
of Cyprus,

^37 Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the
apostles’ feet.

Acts 3

^1 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of
prayer, being the ninth hour.

^2 And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they
laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask
alms of them that entered into the temple;

^3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.

^4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.

^5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.

^6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have
give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

^7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and
immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.

^8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the
temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

^9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God:

^10 And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful
gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at
that which had happened unto him.

^11 And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the
people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon’s,
greatly wondering.

^12 And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of
Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as
though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?

^13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our
fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied
him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.

^14 But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to
be granted unto you;

^15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead;
whereof we are witnesses.

^16 And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong,
whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this
perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

^17 And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did
also your rulers.

^18 But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all
his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.

^19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be
blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence
of the Lord.

^20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:

^21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all
things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets
since the world began.

^22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord
your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye
hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.

^23 And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear
that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.

^24 Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after,
as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.

^25 Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God
made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all
the kindreds of the earth be blessed.

^26 Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to
bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.

Acts 2

^1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one
accord in one place.

^2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty
wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

^3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it
sat upon each of them.

^4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak
with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

^5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every
nation under heaven.

^6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and
were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own
language.

^7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another,
Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?

^8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

^9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia,
and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,

^10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about
Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,

^11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the
wonderful works of God.

^12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another,
What meaneth this?

^13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.

^14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and
said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be
this known unto you, and hearken to my words:

^15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the
third hour of the day.

^16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;

^17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour
out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall
prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall
dream dreams:

^18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those
days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

^19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth
beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

^20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood,
before the great and notable day of the Lord come:

^21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of
the Lord shall be saved.

^22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man
approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God
did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:

^23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge
of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

^24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because
it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

^25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before
my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

^26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover
also my flesh shall rest in hope:

^27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou
suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

^28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me
full of joy with thy countenance.

^29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch
David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us
unto this day.

^30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an
oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he
would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;

^31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his
soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

^32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

^33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having
received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth
this, which ye now see and hear.

^34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself,
The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,

^35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.

^36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath
made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

^37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and
said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what
shall we do?

^38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you
in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall
receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

^39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that
are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call.

^40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save
yourselves from this untoward generation.

^41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same
day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

^42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and
fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

^43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done
by the apostles.

^44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common;

^45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men,
as every man had need.

^46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and
breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and
singleness of heart,

^47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord
added to the church daily such as should be saved.

Acts 1

*1* The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus
began both to do and teach,*2* Until the day in which he was taken up,
after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the
apostles whom he had chosen:*3* To whom also he shewed himself alive
after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty
days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of
God:*4* And, being assembled together with them , commanded them that
they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the
Father, which, saith he , ye have heard of me.*5* For John truly
baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not
many days hence.*6* When they therefore were come together, they asked
of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom
to Israel?*7* And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times
or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.*8* But ye
shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye
shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judæa, and in
Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.*9* And when he had
spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud
received him out of their sight.*10* And while they looked stedfastly
toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white
apparel;*11* Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up
into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven,
shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into
heaven.*12* Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called
Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day’s journey.*13* And when
they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both
Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew,
and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the
brother of James.*14* These all continued with one accord in prayer and
supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his
brethren.

*15* And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and
said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and
twenty,)*16* Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been
fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before
concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.*17* For he
was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry.*18* Now
this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling
headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed
out.*19* And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch
as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to
say, The field of blood.*20* For it is written in the book of Psalms,
Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his
bishoprick let another take.*21* Wherefore of these men which have
companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among
us,*22* Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he
was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of
his resurrection.*23* And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas,
who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.*24* And they prayed, and said,
Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men , shew whether of these
two thou hast chosen,*25* That he may take part of this ministry and
apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to
his own place.*26* And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon
Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

Judges 16:20-31

20 And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the Lord was departed from him. 21 But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house. 22 Howbeit the hair of his head began to grow again after he was shaven. 23 Then the lords of the Philistines gathered them together for to offer a great sacrifice unto Dagon their god, and to rejoice: for they said, Our god hath delivered Samson our enemy into our hand. 24 And when the people saw him, they praised their god: for they said, Our god hath delivered into our hands our enemy, and the destroyer of our country, which slew many of us. 25 And it came to pass, when their hearts were merry, that they said, Call for Samson, that he may make us sport. And they called for Samson out of the prison house; and he made them sport: and they set him between the pillars. 26 And Samson said unto the lad that held him by the hand, Suffer me that I may feel the pillars whereupon the house standeth, that I may lean upon them 27 Now the house was full of men and women; and all the lords of the Philistines were there; and there were upon the roof about three thousand men and women, that beheld while Samson made sport. 28 And Samson called unto the Lord, and said, O Lord God, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes. 29 And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars upon which the house stood, and on which it was borne up, of the one with his right hand, and of the other with his left. 30 And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. So the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he slew in his life. 31 Then his brethren and all the house of his father came down, and took him, and brought him up, and buried him between Zorah and Eshtaol in the buryingplace of Manoah his father. And he judged Israel twenty years.

Judges 16:1-19

1 Then went Samson to Gaza, and saw there an harlot, and went in unto her 2 And it was told the Gazites, saying, Samson is come hither. And they compassed him in, and laid wait for him all night in the gate of the city, and were quiet all the night, saying, In the morning, when it is day, we shall kill him. 3 And Samson lay till midnight, and arose at midnight, and took the doors of the gate of the city, and the two posts, and went away with them, bar and all, and put them upon his shoulders, and carried them up to the top of an hill that is before Hebron. 4 And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah. 5 And the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and said unto her, Entice him, and see wherein his great strength lieth, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him: and we will give thee every one of us eleven hundred pieces of silver. 6 And Delilah said to Samson, Tell me, I pray thee, wherein thy great strength lieth, and wherewith thou mightest be bound to afflict thee. 7 And Samson said unto her, If they bind me with seven green withs that were never dried, then shall I be weak, and be as another man. 8 Then the lords of the Philistines brought up to her seven green withs which had not been dried, and she bound him with them. 9 Now there were men lying in wait, abiding with her in the chamber. And she said unto him, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he brake the withs, as a thread of tow is broken when it toucheth the fire. So his strength was not known. 10 And Delilah said unto Samson, Behold, thou hast mocked me, and told me lies: now tell me, I pray thee, wherewith thou mightest be bound. 11 And he said unto her, If they bind me fast with new ropes that never were occupied, then shall I be weak, and be as another man. 12 Delilah therefore took new ropes, and bound him therewith, and said unto him, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And there were liers in wait abiding in the chamber. And he brake them from off his arms like a thread. 13 And Delilah said unto Samson, Hitherto thou hast mocked me, and told me lies: tell me wherewith thou mightest be bound. And he said unto her, If thou weavest the seven locks of my head with the web. 14 And she fastened it with the pin, and said unto him, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awaked out of his sleep, and went away with the pin of the beam, and with the web. 15 And she said unto him, How canst thou say, I love thee, when thine heart is not with me? thou hast mocked me these three times, and hast not told me wherein thy great strength lieth. 16 And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, so that his soul was vexed unto death; 17 That he told her all his heart, and said unto her, There hath not come a razor upon mine head; for I have been a Nazarite unto God from my mother’s womb: if I be shaven, then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man. 18 And when Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent and called for the lords of the Philistines, saying, Come up this once, for he hath shewed me all his heart. Then the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and brought money in their hand.

Judges15

1 But it came to pass within a while after, in the time of wheat harvest, that Samson visited his wife with a kid; and he said, I will go in to my wife into the chamber. But her father would not suffer him to go in. 2 And her father said, I verily thought that thou hadst utterly hated her; therefore I gave her to thy companion: is not her younger sister fairer than she? take her, I pray thee, instead of her. 3 And Samson said concerning them, Now shall I be more blameless than the Philistines, though I do them a displeasure. 4 And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took firebrands, and turned tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the midst between two tails. 5 And when he had set the brands on fire, he let them go into the standing corn of the Philistines, and burnt up both the shocks, and also the standing corn, with the vineyards and olives. 6 Then the Philistines said, Who hath done this? And they answered, Samson, the son in law of the Timnite, because he had taken his wife, and given her to his companion. And the Philistines came up, and burnt her and her father with fire. 7 And Samson said unto them, Though ye have done this, yet will I be avenged of you, and after that I will cease. 8 And he smote them hip and thigh with a great slaughter: and he went down and dwelt in the top of the rock Etam. 9 Then the Philistines went up, and pitched in Judah, and spread themselves in Lehi. 10 And the men of Judah said, Why are ye come up against us? And they answered, To bind Samson are we come up, to do to him as he hath done to us. 11 Then three thousand men of Judah went to the top of the rock Etam, and said to Samson, Knowest thou not that the Philistines are rulers over us? what is this that thou hast done unto us? And he said unto them, As they did unto me, so have I done unto them. 12 And they said unto him, We are come down to bind thee, that we may deliver thee into the hand of the Philistines. And Samson said unto them, Swear unto me, that ye will not fall upon me yourselves. 13 And they spake unto him, saying, No; but we will bind thee fast, and deliver thee into their hand: but surely we will not kill thee. And they bound him with two new cords, and brought him up from the rock. 14 And when he came unto Lehi, the Philistines shouted against him: and the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him, and the cords that were upon his arms became as flax that was burnt with fire, and his bands loosed from off his hands 15 And he found a new jawbone of an ass, and put forth his hand, and took it, and slew a thousand men therewith. 16 And Samson said, With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, with the jaw of an ass have I slain a thousand men. 17 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking, that he cast away the jawbone out of his hand, and called that place Ramath–lehi. 18 And he was sore athirst, and called on the Lord, and said, Thou hast given this great deliverance into the hand of thy servant: and now shall I die for thirst, and fall into the hand of the uncircumcised? 19 But God clave an hollow place that was in the jaw, and there came water thereout; and when he had drunk, his spirit came again, and he revived: wherefore he called the name thereof En–hakkore, which is in Lehi unto this day. 20 And he judged Israel in the days of the Philistines twenty years.

Revelation 22

1And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: 4And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. 5And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. 6And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done. 7Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book. 8And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. 9Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God. 10And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. 11He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. 12And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 13I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. 14Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. 15For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. 16I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. 17And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. 18For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. 20He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. 21The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Luke 1:57-80

57Now Elisabeth’s full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son. 58And her neighbours and her cousins heard how the Lord had shewed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her. 59And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias, after the name of his father. 60And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John. 61And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name. 62And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called. 63And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all. 64And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God. 65And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea. 66And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him. 67And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying, 68Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people, 69And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David; 70As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began: 71That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; 72To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant; 73The oath which he sware to our father Abraham, 74That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, 75In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. 76And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; 77To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins, 78Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, 79To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. 80And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.

Matthew 24

Matthew 23:37-24:31
37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! 38Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. 39For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
1And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. 2And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. 3And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? 4And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. 10And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 14And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. 15When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) 16Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: 17Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: 18Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. 19And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! 20But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: 21For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. 23Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 24For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. 25Behold, I have told you before. 26Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. 27For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 28For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. 29Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

The Lord adresses false teaching and false teachers in todays reading at least three times. Everything that the Lord says is very important, but when he mentions something three times so close together, we better pay attention. Now, there are many false teachers out there today, teaching doctrines that never came from the Lord or scripture. Some of them are as obvious as a spot on your nose, and some of them are wolves in sheeps clothing.
So how do we tell the difference between the false teachers and the real ones?
Well its nearly impossible if you never read scripture and ask God for help in understanding.
So let this be an encouragement to you today to stay in the scriptures and apply them to your life. Please do not take anything someone tells you about doctrine or anything else without testing in the light of Gods word first.
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1 Kings 18:17-46

17And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel? 18And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy father’s house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the LORD, and thou hast followed Baalim. 19Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves four hundred, which eat at Jezebel’s table. 20So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together unto mount Carmel. 21And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word. 22Then said Elijah unto the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet of the LORD; but Baal’s prophets are four hundred and fifty men. 23Let them therefore give us two bullocks; and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: and I will dress the other bullock, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: 24And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the LORD: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken. 25And Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal, Choose you one bullock for yourselves, and dress it first; for ye are many; and call on the name of your gods, but put no fire under. 26And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made. 27And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked. 28And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them. 29And it came to pass, when midday was past, and they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that regarded. 30And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the LORD that was broken down. 31And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the LORD came, saying, Israel shall be thy name: 32And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD: and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed. 33And he put the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid him on the wood, and said, Fill four barrels with water, and pour it on the burnt sacrifice, and on the wood. 34And he said, Do it the second time. And they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time. 35And the water ran round about the altar; and he filled the trench also with water. 36And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word. 37Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the LORD God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again. 38Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. 39And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God. 40And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there. 41And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain. 42So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees, 43And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked, and said, There is nothing. And he said, Go again seven times. 44And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man’s hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down that the rain stop thee not. 45And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel. 46And the hand of the LORD was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.