Have to Stop STRIFE Whether, it's Race Relationships or Otherwise.
Paul’s Prayer For the Ephesians
14 For this Cause, I Bow My Knees to The Father of Our
Lord Jesus Christ
15 From Whom Every Family In Heaven and on Earth is Named,
16 That He Would Grant You, According to The Riches of His
Glory, that You May Be Strengthened with Power Through His Spirit In The Inward Man;
17 That Christ May Dwell In Your Hearts Through Faith;
To The End that You, Being Rooted and Grounded In Love,
18 May Be Strengthened to Comprehend with All The Saints
What is The Width and Length and Height and Depth,
to Know Christ’s Love Which Surpasses Knowledge,
That You May Be Filled with All The Fullness of God~!
Now to Him Who is Able to Do Exceedingly Abundantly Above All that We Ask or Think,
According to The Power that Works In Us,
13 He Said to Them, “Don’t You Understand
How Will You Understand All of The Parables?
14 The Farmer Sows
15 The Ones by The Road are The Ones Where The Word is Sown; and
When They Have Heard, Immediately Satan
Comes, and Takes Away The Word
Which Has Been Sown In Them.
16 These In The Same Way are Those Who are Sown on The Rocky Places, Who, When They Have Heard The Word,
Immediately Receive it with Joy. 17
They Have No Root In Themselves, But are Short-Lived. When Oppression or Persecution Arises Because of The Word, Immediately They Stumble.
18 Others are Those Who are Sown Among The Thorns. These are Those Who Have Heard The Word,
19 And The Cares of this Age, and The Deceitfulness of Riches, and The Lusts of Other Things Entering In Choke The Word, and it Becomes Unfruitful.
20 Those Which Were Sown on The Good Ground are Those Who Hear The Word, and Accept it, and Bear Fruit, Some Thirty Times, Some Sixty Times, and Some One Hundred Times.
21 He Said to Them, “Is The Lamp Brought to Be Put Under a Basket or Under a Bed? Isn’t it Put on a Stand?
22 For There is Nothing Hidden, Except that it Should Be Made Known; Neither Was Anything Made Secret, But that it Should Come to Light.
23 If Any Man Has Ears to Hear, Let Him Hear.”
24 He Said to Them, “Take Heed What You Hear. With Whatever Measure You Measure, it Will Be Measured to You, and More Will Be Given to You Who Hear.”
All Offenses Are “Fear Based”.
Neither Give Place to the Devil.
The Word, “Place” is the Word that We Get Our Word, “TopoGraphical” From.
16 There are Six Things Which Yahweh Hates; Yes, Seven Which are an Abomination to Him:
17 Haughty Eyes, a Lying Tongue, Hands that Shed Innocent Blood;
18 A Heart that Devises Wicked Schemes, Feet that are Swift In Running to Mischief,
19 A False Witness Who Utters Lies, and
Those Who Sows Discord Among Brothers.
He that Covers a Transgression Seeks Love;
But Those That Repeats a Matter Separates Very Friends.
The Beginning of STRIFE is as When One Lets Out Water: Therefore Leave Off Contention, Before it Be Meddled with.
Hatred Stirs Up STRIFES: But Love Covers All Sins.
A Wrathful Person Stirs Up STRIFE: But He that is
Slow to Anger Appeases STRIFE.
An Ungodly Person Digs Up Evil: and in His or Her Lips There is as
a Burning Fire~! A Froward Person Sows STRIFE: and a
Whisperer Separates Chief Friends.
He Who Covers and Forgives an Offense Seeks Love,
But He Who Repeats or Harps on a Matter Separates Even Close Friends.
Cast Out the Scorner, and Contention Shall Go Out; Yeah,
STRIFE and Reproach Shall Cease.
20 Where There is No Wood,
The Fire Goes Out; and Where There is No Talebearer, STRIFE Ceases.
21 As Charcoal is to Burning Coals, and Wood to Fire, So is a Contentious Man to Kindle STRIFE.
22 The Words of a Talebearer are Like Tasty Trifles, and They Go Down Into The Inmost Body.
23 Fervent Lips with a Wicked Heart are Like Earthenware Covered with Silver Dross.
24 He Who Hates, Disguises it with His Lips, and Lays Up Deceit Within Himself;
25 When He Speaks Kindly, Do Not Believe Him, for There are Seven Abominations In His Heart;
His Hatred is Covered by Deceit, His Wickedness Will Be Revealed Before The Assembly.
27 Whoever Digs a Pit Will Fall Into it, and He Who Rolls a Stone Will Have it Roll Back on Him.
28 A Lying Tongue Hates Those Who are Crushed by it, and a Flattering Mouth Works Ruin.
An Angry Man Stirs Up STRIFE, and a Furious Man
Abounds in Transgression.
Let Us Walk Honestly, as in the Day; Not in Rioting and
Drunkenness, Not in Chambering and Wantonness, Not in
STRIFE and Envying~! But Put You On the Lord Jesus
Christ, and Make No Provision For the Flesh, to Fulfill the Lusts Thereof.
1 Corinthians 3:1-3
1 Brothers, I Couldn’t Speak to You as to Spiritual, But as to
Fleshly, as to Babies In Christ~!
2 I Fed You with Milk, Not with Meat; for You Weren’t Yet Ready.
Indeed, Not Even Now are You Ready,
3 For You are Still Fleshly. For Insofar as There is Jealousy,
Strife, and Factions Among You, Aren’t You Fleshly, and Don’t You Walk In The Ways of Men?
The Spirit of Fear is the Spirit of Division.
The Spirit of Racism is the Spirit of Division.
2 Corinthians 12:20
For I Fear, Lest When I Come, I Shall Not Find You Such
as I Would, and that I Shall Be Found Unto You Such as
You Would Not: Lest there Be Debates, Envyings, Wraths, STRIFES, Backbitings,
19 Now The Deeds of The Flesh are Obvious, Which Are:
Adultery, Sexual Immorality, Uncleanness, Lustfulness,
20 Idolatry, Sorcery, Hatred, Strife, Jealousies,
Outbursts of Anger, Rivalries, Divisions, Heresies,
21 Envy, Murders, Drunkenness, Orgies, and Things Like These;
of Which I Forewarn You, Even as I Also Forewarned You, that Those Who Practice Such Things Will Not Inherit
Let Nothing Be Done Through STRIFE or Vainglory;
But in Lowliness of Mind Let Each Esteem Other Better than Themselves.
1 Timothy 6:4-5
4 He is Conceited, Knowing Nothing, But Obsessed with Arguments, Disputes, and Word
Battles, From Which Come Envy, Strife, Insulting, Evil Suspicions,
5 Constant Friction of People of Corrupt Minds and Destitute
of The Truth, Who Suppose that Godliness is a Means of Gain. Withdraw Yourself From Such.
2 Timothy 2:14, 20-26
14 Remind [The People] of These Facts
and [Solemnly] Charge Them In The Presence of The Lord to
Avoid Petty Controversy Over Words, Which Does No Good But Upsets and Undermines The Faith of The Hearers~!
20 Now In a Large House There are Not Only Vessels of Gold
and of Silver, But Also of Wood and of Clay. Some are for Honor, and Some for Dishonor~!
21 If Anyone Therefore Purges Himself From These, He Will Be
a Vessel for Honor, Sanctified, and Suitable for The Master’s Use, Prepared for Every Good Work.
22 Flee From Youthful Lusts; But Pursue Righteousness, Faith,
Love, and Peace with Those Who Call on The Lord Out of a Pure Heart~!
Refuse Foolish and Ignorant Questionings, Knowing that
They Generate Strife~!
The Lord’s Servant Must Not Quarrel, But Be Gentle Towards
All, Able to Teach, Patient,
25 In Gentleness Correcting Those Who Oppose Him: Perhaps God May Give Them
Repentance Leading to a Full Knowledge of The Truth,
26 And They May Recover Themselves Out of The Devil’s
Snare, Having Been Taken Captive by Him to His Will.
The Greek Text Says, “The Tongue Starts the Wheels in
2 For In Many Things We All Stumble~!
If Anyone Doesn’t Stumble In Word, The Same is a Perfect Man, Able to Bridle The Whole Body Also~!
2 Indeed, We Put Bits Into The Horses’ Mouths So That
They May Obey Us, and We Guide Their Whole Body~!
3 Behold, The Ships Also, Though They are so Big and are
Driven by Fierce Winds, are Yet Guided by a Very Small Rudder, Wherever The Pilot Desires~!
5 So The Tongue is Also a Little Member, and Boasts Great
Things. See How a Small Fire Can Spread to a Large Forest!
And The Tongue is a Fire. The World of Iniquity Among
Our Members is The Tongue, Which Defiles The Whole Body, and Sets on Fire The Course of Nature,
and is Set on Fire by Gehenna.
7 For Every Kind of Animal, Bird, Creeping Thing, and Sea
Creature, is Tamed, and Has Been Tamed by Mankind~!
But Nobody Can Tame The Tongue~! It is a Restless Evil,
Full of Deadly Poison~!
9 with it We Bless Our God and Father, and with it We Curse
Men, Who are Made In The Image of God~!
10 Out of The Same Mouth Comes Blessing and Cursing.
My Brothers, These Things Ought Not to Be So~!
11 Does a Spring Send Out From The Same Opening Fresh and
12 Can a Fig Tree, My Brothers, Yield Olives, or a Vine Figs?
Thus No Spring Yields Both Salt Water and Fresh Water~!
13 Who is Wise and Understanding Among You?
Let Him Show by His Good Conduct that His Deeds are Done In Gentleness of Wisdom~!
14 But if You Have
Bitter Jealousy and Selfish Ambition In
Your Heart, Don’t Boast and Don’t Lie Against The Truth~!
15 This Wisdom is Not that Which Comes Down From Above,
But is Earthly, Sensual, and Demonic~!
16 For Where Jealousy and Selfish Ambition Are, There is
Confusion and Every Evil Deed~!
17 But The Wisdom that is From Above is First Pure,
then Peaceful, Gentle, Reasonable, Full of Mercy and Good Fruits, Without Partiality, and Without Hypocrisy~!
The Fruit of Righteousness is Sown In Peace by Those Who Make Peace.
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
1 if I [Can] Speak In The Tongues of Men and [Even] of Angels, But Have Not Love (That Reasoning, Intentional, Spiritual Devotion Such as is Inspired by God’s Love for and In Us), I am Only a Noisy Gong or a Clanging Cymbal.
2 and if I Have Prophetic Powers (The Gift of Interpreting The Divine Will and Purpose), and Understand All The Secret Truths and Mysteries and Possess All Knowledge, and if I Have [Sufficient] Faith So That I Can Remove Mountains, But Have Not Love (God’s Love In Me) I am Nothing (A Useless Nobody).
3 Even if I Dole Out All that I Have [to The Poor In Providing] Food, and if I Surrender My Body to Be Burned or In Order that I May Glory, But Have Not Love (God’s Love In Me), I Gain Nothing.
4 Love Endures Long and is Patient and Kind;
Love Never is Envious Nor Boils Over with Jealousy, is Not Boastful or Vainglorious,
Does Not Display Itself Haughtily.
5 it is Not Conceited (Arrogant and Inflated with Pride);
It is Not Rude (Unmannerly) and Does Not Act Unbecomingly~! Love (God’s Love In Us)
Does Not Insist on Its Own Rights or Its Own Way, for it is Not Self-Seeking;
It is Not Touchy or Fretful or Resentful; It Takes No Account of The Evil Done to it [it Pays No Attention to a Suffered Wrong].
6 It Does Not Rejoice at Injustice and Unrighteousness,
But Rejoices When Right and Truth Prevail.
7 Love Bears Up Under Anything and Everything that Comes,
is Ever Ready to Believe The Best of Every Person, Its Hopes are Fadeless Under All Circumstances, and it Endures Everything [Without Weakening].
8 Love Never Fails [Never Fades Out or Becomes Obsolete or Comes to an End]~! As for Prophecy (The Gift of Interpreting The Divine Will and Purpose), it Will Be Fulfilled and Pass Away; as for Tongues, They Will Be Destroyed and Cease; as for Knowledge, it Will Pass Away [it Will Lose Its Value and Be Superseded by Truth].
9 For Our Knowledge is Fragmentary (Incomplete and Imperfect), and Our Prophecy (Our Teaching) is Fragmentary (Incomplete and Imperfect).
10 But When The Complete and Perfect (Total) Comes, The Incomplete and Imperfect Will Vanish Away (Become Antiquated, Void, and Superseded).
11 When I Was a Child, I Talked Like a Child, I Thought Like a Child, I Reasoned Like a Child; Now that
I Have Become a Man, I am Done with Childish Ways and Have Put Them Aside.
12 For Now We are Looking In a Mirror that Gives Only a Dim (Blurred) Reflection [Of Reality as In a Riddle or Enigma], But Then [When Perfection Comes] We Shall See In Reality and Face to Face~! Now I Know In Part (Imperfectly), But Then I Shall Know and Understand Fully and Clearly, Even In The Same Manner as I Have Been Fully and Clearly Known and Understood [by God].
13 and so Faith, Hope, Love Abide [Faith—Conviction and Belief Respecting Man’s Relation to God and Divine Things; Hope—Joyful and Confident Expectation of Eternal Salvation; Love—True Affection for God and Man, Growing Out of God’s Love for and In Us], These Three;
But The Greatest of These is Love~!
2 Corinthians 10:6 and Being in Readiness to Avenge All Disobedience, When Your Obedience Will Be Made Full.