Second Epistle To The Corinthians

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The Issue:

The Basic Truths Of Life!

TRUTHS

The BibleEveryone that ever walked on this planet must come to terms in this life with some basic TRUTHS. These will be the basic truths that no one can argue with, if they are sane. Of course, if you believe what God says in His Own BOOK about you, then you will have no problem with accepting these basic truths.

1. The Brevity Of Life

"For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away." (James 4:14b) Our life is brief! like a vapor, or like smoke. "Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?" (Job 7:1) He is born, and then he will die! This is certain! (The exception being Enoch and Elijah, and also, those believers in Jesus Christ who are alive when He comes for His Church.)

2. The Brevity Of Your Remembrance

You will soon be forgotten. A man is remembered only a little while, and then he is forgotten. "He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him anymore. Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little, Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness." (Job 7:10 & 10:20-22)

3. The Sureness Of Trouble

Life is bale full of troubles. I have also found this very true!!! "Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not." (Job 14:1).

4. The Verity Of The White Throne Judgment

"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27). You will not miss this one unless YOU ARE HID in the CLEFT OF THE ROCK!

5. The Eternality And The Finality Of What You Do With Jesus Christ:

We will all be held accountable over this issue. It is a hard fact of life, my friend. Now will you take God's offer of eternal life ... purchased by His Son ... for all those who will put their trust in Him ... a thumbs down? You will everlastingly suffer the consequences!

6. That Men Never Learn From History

We learn from History That Men Never Learn From History! It is a heart problem! Men refuse to learn the "lessons" afforded by the light of HISTORY: the recorded historical events which occurred as fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Now, these are the basic truths with which we all must deal with one way or another!

7. What Should You Do?

"But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved"; [Romans 10:8-13]

THE BIBLE :

Believe The BOOK!

The King James Bible

BibleThis is God's Holy WORD to you and I! Do you believe it? The A.V.1611 (or The King James Bible) is God's word PRESERVED in the English language for you and me. It came from the English Reformation. This Bible declares that: "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." [2 Timothy 3:16] God's inspired word is preserved in the A.V.1611. The word "preserved" means maintained inspiration. "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in the furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever." [Psalm 12:6-7] “PRESERVE.” .

Home In The Hills:

[Or New Jerusalem]

LONG HOME

demo Everybody is going home someday. Everybody is going to their LONG HOME. When you die, you are going to go to your “long home” whether, it be in “Heaven” or in “Hell”. Do you realize that truth? “Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:” [Ecclesiastes 12:5]. Read More?

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The Second Epistle Of Paul the Apostle To The Corinthians

2 Corinthians 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and
Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the
saints which are in all Achaia:

2 Corinthians 1:2 Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from
the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 1:3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;

2 Corinthians 1:4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be
able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we
ourselves are comforted of God.

2 Corinthians 1:5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our
consolation also aboundeth by Christ.

2 Corinthians 1:6 And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation
and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which
we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and
salvation.

2 Corinthians 1:7 And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are
partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.

2 Corinthians 1:8 For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our
trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above
strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:

2 Corinthians 1:9 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we
should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:

2 Corinthians 1:10 Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver:
in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;

2 Corinthians 1:11 Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the
gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many
on our behalf.

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our
conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom,
but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more
abundantly to you-ward.

2 Corinthians 1:13 For we write none other things unto you, than what ye
read or acknowledge; and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end;

2 Corinthians 1:14 As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that we are your
rejoicing, even as ye also are ours in the day of the Lord Jesus.

2 Corinthians 1:15 And in this confidence I was minded to come unto you
before, that ye might have a second benefit;

2 Corinthians 1:16 And to pass by you into Macedonia, and to come again out
of Macedonia unto you, and of you to be brought on my way toward Judaea.

2 Corinthians 1:17 When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or
the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me
there should be yea yea, and nay nay?

2 Corinthians 1:18 But as God is true, our word toward you was not yea and
nay.

2 Corinthians 1:19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among
you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in
him was yea.

2 Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him
Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

2 Corinthians 1:21 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath
anointed us, is God;

2 Corinthians 1:22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the
Spirit in our hearts.

2 Corinthians 1:23 Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to
spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.

2 Corinthians 1:24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are
helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.

2 Corinthians 2:1 But I determined this with myself, that I would not come
again to you in heaviness.

2 Corinthians 2:2 For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me
glad, but the same which is made sorry by me?

2 Corinthians 2:3 And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I
should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in
you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.

2 Corinthians 2:4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote
unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might
know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.

2 Corinthians 2:5 But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but
in part: that I may not overcharge you all.

2 Corinthians 2:6 Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was
inflicted of many.

2 Corinthians 2:7 So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and
comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch
sorrow.

2 Corinthians 2:8 Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love
toward him.

2 Corinthians 2:9 For to this end also did I write, that I might know the
proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.

2 Corinthians 2:10 To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I
forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the
person of Christ;

2 Corinthians 2:11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not
ignorant of his devices.

2 Corinthians 2:12 Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's
gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord,

2 Corinthians 2:13 I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my
brother: but taking my leave of them, I went from thence into Macedonia.

2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to
triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in
every place.

2 Corinthians 2:15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them
that are saved, and in them that perish:

2 Corinthians 2:16 To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to
the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these
things?

2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God:
but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

2 Corinthians 3:1 Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as
some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from
you?

2 Corinthians 3:2 Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read
of all men:

2 Corinthians 3:3 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle
of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the
living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshly tables of the heart.

2 Corinthians 3:4 And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward:

2 Corinthians 3:5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing
as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;

2 Corinthians 3:6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament;
not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit
giveth life.

2 Corinthians 3:7 But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in
stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly
behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to
be done away:

2 Corinthians 3:8 How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather
glorious?

2 Corinthians 3:9 For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much
more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.

2 Corinthians 3:10 For even that which was made glorious had no glory in
this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth.

2 Corinthians 3:11 For if that which is done away was glorious, much more
that which remaineth is glorious.

2 Corinthians 3:12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great
plainness of speech:

2 Corinthians 3:13 And not as Moses, which put a veil over his face, that
the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is
abolished:

2 Corinthians 3:14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day
remaineth the same veil untaken away in the reading of the old testament;
which veil is done away in Christ.

2 Corinthians 3:15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the veil is
upon their heart.

2 Corinthians 3:16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the veil
shall be taken away.

2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the
Lord is, there is liberty.

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the
glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even
as by the Spirit of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have
received mercy, we faint not;

2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not
walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by
manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in
the sight of God.

2 Corinthians 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of
them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who
is the image of God, should shine unto them.

2 Corinthians 4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord;
and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness,
hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of
God in the face of Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the
excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

2 Corinthians 4:8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are
perplexed, but not in despair;

2 Corinthians 4:9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not
destroyed;

2 Corinthians 4:10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord
Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

2 Corinthians 4:11 For we which live are alway delivered unto death for
Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal
flesh.

2 Corinthians 4:12 So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

2 Corinthians 4:13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is
written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and
therefore speak;

2 Corinthians 4:14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall
raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.

2 Corinthians 4:15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant
grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

2 Corinthians 4:16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man
perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment,
worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

2 Corinthians 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at
the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but
the things which are not seen are eternal.

2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle
were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands,
eternal in the heavens.

2 Corinthians 5:2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed
upon with our house which is from heaven:

2 Corinthians 5:3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.

2 Corinthians 5:4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being
burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality
might be swallowed up of life.

2 Corinthians 5:5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God,
who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.

2 Corinthians 5:6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we
are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:

2 Corinthians 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent
from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

2 Corinthians 5:9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we
may be accepted of him.

2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of
Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to
that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

2 Corinthians 5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade
men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in
your consciences.

2 Corinthians 5:12 For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you
occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them
which glory in appearance, and not in heart.

2 Corinthians 5:13 For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or
whether we be sober, it is for your cause.

2 Corinthians 5:14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus
judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:

2 Corinthians 5:15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not
henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose
again.

2 Corinthians 5:16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea,
though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no
more.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:
old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

2 Corinthians 5:18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to
himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

2 Corinthians 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world
unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto
us the word of reconciliation.

2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did
beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.

2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin;
that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also
that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.

2 Corinthians 6:2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and
in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted
time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

2 Corinthians 6:3 Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not
blamed:

2 Corinthians 6:4 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of
God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

2 Corinthians 6:5 In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in
watchings, in fastings;

2 Corinthians 6:6 By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness,
by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,

2 Corinthians 6:7 By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour
of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

2 Corinthians 6:8 By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report:
as deceivers, and yet true;

2 Corinthians 6:9 As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we
live; as chastened, and not killed;

2 Corinthians 6:10 As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making
many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

2 Corinthians 6:11 O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart
is enlarged.

2 Corinthians 6:12 Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in
your own bowels.

2 Corinthians 6:13 Now for a recompense in the same, (I speak as unto my
children,) be ye also enlarged.

2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for
what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion
hath light with darkness?

2 Corinthians 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part
hath he that believeth with an infidel?

2 Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for
ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them,
and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

2 Corinthians 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate,
saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

2 Corinthians 6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons
and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us
cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting
holiness in the fear of God.

2 Corinthians 7:2 Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no
man, we have defrauded no man.

2 Corinthians 7:3 I speak not this to condemn you: for I have said before,
that ye are in our hearts to die and live with you.

2 Corinthians 7:4 Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my
glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our
tribulation.

2 Corinthians 7:5 For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no
rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were
fears.

2 Corinthians 7:6 Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast
down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;

2 Corinthians 7:7 And not by his coming only, but by the consolation
wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your
mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.

2 Corinthians 7:8 For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not
repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made
you sorry, though it were but for a season.

2 Corinthians 7:9 Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye
sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye
might receive damage by us in nothing.

2 Corinthians 7:10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to
be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

2 Corinthians 7:11 For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a
godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of
yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire,
yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves
to be clear in this matter.

2 Corinthians 7:12 Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did it not for his
cause that had done the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong, but that
our care for you in the sight of God might appear unto you.

2 Corinthians 7:13 Therefore we were comforted in your comfort: yea, and
exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was
refreshed by you all.

2 Corinthians 7:14 For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not
ashamed; but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so our boasting,
which I made before Titus, is found a truth.

2 Corinthians 7:15 And his inward affection is more abundant toward you,
whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye
received him.

2 Corinthians 7:16 I rejoice therefore that I have confidence in you in all
things.

2 Corinthians 8:1 Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God
bestowed on the churches of Macedonia;

2 Corinthians 8:2 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of
their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.

2 Corinthians 8:3 For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their
power they were willing of themselves;

2 Corinthians 8:4 Praying us with much entreaty that we would receive the
gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.

2 Corinthians 8:5 And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their
own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.

2 Corinthians 8:6 Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so
he would also finish in you the same grace also.

2 Corinthians 8:7 Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and
utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see
that ye abound in this grace also.

2 Corinthians 8:8 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the
forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.

2 Corinthians 8:9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that,
though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his
poverty might be rich.

2 Corinthians 8:10 And herein I give my advice: for this is expedient for
you, who have begun before, not only to do, but also to be forward a year ago.

2 Corinthians 8:11 Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was
a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which ye
have.

2 Corinthians 8:12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted
according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.

2 Corinthians 8:13 For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:

2 Corinthians 8:14 But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance
may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for
your want: that there may be equality:

2 Corinthians 8:15 As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing
over; and he that had gathered little had no lack.

2 Corinthians 8:16 But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care
into the heart of Titus for you.

2 Corinthians 8:17 For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more
forward, of his own accord he went unto you.

2 Corinthians 8:18 And we have sent with him the brother, whose praise is in
the gospel throughout all the churches;

2 Corinthians 8:19 And not that only, but who was also chosen of the
churches to travel with us with this grace, which is administered by us to the
glory of the same Lord, and declaration of your ready mind:

2 Corinthians 8:20 Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this
abundance which is administered by us:

2 Corinthians 8:21 Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the
Lord, but also in the sight of men.

2 Corinthians 8:22 And we have sent with them our brother, whom we have
oftentimes proved diligent in many things, but now much more diligent, upon
the great confidence which I have in you.

2 Corinthians 8:23 Whether any do inquire of Titus, he is my partner and
fellowhelper concerning you: or our brethren be inquired of, they are the
messengers of the churches, and the glory of Christ.

2 Corinthians 8:24 Wherefore show ye to them, and before the churches, the
proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf.

2 Corinthians 9:1 For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is
superfluous for me to write to you:

2 Corinthians 9:2 For I know the forwardness of your mind, for which I boast
of you to them of Macedonia, that Achaia was ready a year ago; and your zeal
hath provoked very many.

2 Corinthians 9:3 Yet have I sent the brethren, lest our boasting of you
should be in vain in this behalf; that, as I said, ye may be ready:

2 Corinthians 9:4 Lest haply if they of Macedonia come with me, and find you
unprepared, we (that we say not, ye) should be ashamed in this same confident
boasting.

2 Corinthians 9:5 Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren,
that they would go before unto you, and make up before hand your bounty,
whereof ye had notice before, that the same might be ready, as a matter of
bounty, and not as of covetousness.

2 Corinthians 9:6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also
sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let
him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that
ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good
work:

2 Corinthians 9:9 (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given
to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.

2 Corinthians 9:10 Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister
bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of
your righteousness;)

2 Corinthians 9:11 Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which
causeth through us thanksgiving to God.

2 Corinthians 9:12 For the administration of this service not only supplieth
the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;

2 Corinthians 9:13 Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they
glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for
your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men;

2 Corinthians 9:14 And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the
exceeding grace of God in you.

2 Corinthians 9:15 Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.

2 Corinthians 10:1 Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and
gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am
bold toward you:

2 Corinthians 10:2 But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am
present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which
think of us as if we walked according to the flesh.

2 Corinthians 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the
flesh:

2 Corinthians 10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but
mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

2 Corinthians 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that
exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity
every thought to the obedience of Christ;

2 Corinthians 10:6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience,
when your obedience is fulfilled.

2 Corinthians 10:7 Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any
man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again,
that, as he is Christ's, even so are we Christ's.

2 Corinthians 10:8 For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority,
which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I
should not be ashamed:

2 Corinthians 10:9 That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters.

2 Corinthians 10:10 For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but
his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.

2 Corinthians 10:11 Let such an one think this, that, such as we are in word
by letters when we are absent, such will we be also in deed when we are
present.

2 Corinthians 10:12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare
ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by
themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

2 Corinthians 10:13 But we will not boast of things without our measure, but
according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a
measure to reach even unto you.

2 Corinthians 10:14 For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as
though we reached not unto you: for we are come as far as to you also in
preaching the gospel of Christ:

2 Corinthians 10:15 Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of
other men's labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we
shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly,

2 Corinthians 10:16 To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not
to boast in another man's line of things made ready to our hand.

2 Corinthians 10:17 But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

2 Corinthians 10:18 For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom
the Lord commendeth.

2 Corinthians 11:1 Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly:
and indeed bear with me.

2 Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have
espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to
Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled
Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the
simplicity that is in Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we
have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not
received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear
with him.

2 Corinthians 11:5 For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest
apostles.

2 Corinthians 11:6 But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but
we have been thoroughly made manifest among you in all things.

2 Corinthians 11:7 Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye
might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?

2 Corinthians 11:8 I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you
service.

2 Corinthians 11:9 And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was
chargeable to no man: for that which was lacking to me the brethren which came
from Macedonia supplied: and in all things I have kept myself from being
burdensome unto you, and so will I keep myself.

2 Corinthians 11:10 As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of
this boasting in the regions of Achaia.

2 Corinthians 11:11 Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth.

2 Corinthians 11:12 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off
occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be
found even as we.

2 Corinthians 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers,
transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an
angel of light.

2 Corinthians 11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be
transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to
their works.

2 Corinthians 11:16 I say again, Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise,
yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little.

2 Corinthians 11:17 That which I speak, I speak it not after the Lord, but
as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting.

2 Corinthians 11:18 Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory
also.

2 Corinthians 11:19 For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are
wise.

2 Corinthians 11:20 For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man
devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you
on the face.

2 Corinthians 11:21 I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been
weak. Howbeit whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak foolishly,) I am bold also.

2 Corinthians 11:22 Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I.
Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I.

2 Corinthians 11:23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am
more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more
frequent, in deaths oft.

2 Corinthians 11:24 Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save
one.

2 Corinthians 11:25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice
I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;

2 Corinthians 11:26 In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of
robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils
in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils
among false brethren;

2 Corinthians 11:27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in
hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

2 Corinthians 11:28 Beside those things that are without, that which cometh
upon me daily, the care of all the churches.

2 Corinthians 11:29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I
burn not?

2 Corinthians 11:30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which
concern mine infirmities.

2 Corinthians 11:31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is
blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.

2 Corinthians 11:32 In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the
city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me:

2 Corinthians 11:33 And through a window in a basket was I let down by the
wall, and escaped his hands.

2 Corinthians 12:1 It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will
come to visions and revelations of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 12:2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether
in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God
knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.

2 Corinthians 12:3 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of
the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)

2 Corinthians 12:4 How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard
unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

2 Corinthians 12:5 Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not
glory, but in mine infirmities.

2 Corinthians 12:6 For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a
fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think
of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me.

2 Corinthians 12:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the
abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the
messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.

2 Corinthians 12:8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might
depart from me.

2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for
my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather
glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

2 Corinthians 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches,
in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I
am weak, then am I strong.

2 Corinthians 12:11 I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me:
for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind the very
chiefest apostles, though I be nothing.

2 Corinthians 12:12 Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in
all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.

2 Corinthians 12:13 For what is it wherein ye were inferior to other
churches, except it be that I myself was not burdensome to you? forgive me
this wrong.

2 Corinthians 12:14 Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I
will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children
ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

2 Corinthians 12:15 And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you;
though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.

2 Corinthians 12:16 But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being
crafty, I caught you with guile.

2 Corinthians 12:17 Did I make a gain of you by any of them whom I sent unto
you?

2 Corinthians 12:18 I desired Titus, and with him I sent a brother. Did
Titus make a gain of you? walked we not in the same spirit? walked we not in
the same steps?

2 Corinthians 12:19 Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves unto you? we
speak before God in Christ: but we do all things, dearly beloved, for your
edifying.

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 ye would not: lest
there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings,
swellings, tumults:

2 Corinthians 12:21 And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among
you, and that I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have not
repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have
committed.

2 Corinthians 13:1 This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth
of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.

2 Corinthians 13:2 I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were
present, the second time; and being absent now I write to them which
heretofore have sinned, and to all other, that, if I come again, I will not
spare:

2 Corinthians 13:3 Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to
you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you.

2 Corinthians 13:4 For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he
liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live
with him by the power of God toward you.

2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove
your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you,
except ye be reprobates?

2 Corinthians 13:6 But I trust that ye shall know that we are not
reprobates.

2 Corinthians 13:7 Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should
appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as
reprobates.

2 Corinthians 13:8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the
truth.

2 Corinthians 13:9 For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and
this also we wish, even your perfection.

2 Corinthians 13:10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being
present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath
given me to edification, and not to destruction.

2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good
comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be
with you.

2 Corinthians 13:12 Greet one another with an holy kiss.

2 Corinthians 13:13 All the saints salute you.

2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.

 

God's word to you ... The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.
 [Deuteronomy 29:29]

 

Questions to ask yourself while reading God's word:

Are you ready?


1) Do you have a "prepared heart" to seek God?

2) Have you found His Book?

3) Is your heart "fixed"? John 3:5 "born of water and of the Spirit"

4) Do you inquire of the LORD?

 "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" [2 Timothy 3:15]

5) Do you show forth your light by your good works?   "Let your light so shine..." [Matthew 5:16]

6) Are you openly, before all men, publishing your relationship to Jesus?   Do you possess "a good profession before many witnesses" ?  [1 Timothy 6:11-12]

 7) Are you following after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness?

8) Do you have a heart in communion with the Spirit of God in a celebration of a worship of praise?