James Chapter 1 -5
James 1-Testing your faith
James 2-The Sin of Partiality also Faith and works https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/mclean/kjv/Jas.2
James 3-The tongue is a fire. also Wisdom is from abovehttps://www.biblegateway.com/audio/mclean/kjv/Jas.3
James 4-Things to avoid https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/mclean/kjv/Jas.4
James 5 - Patience and prayer (trust)
Important points in Chapter 5
vs 2 we are naked and hungry until we except the invitation to be born again and prosper spiritually in Christ.vs 4 The Lord is on his throne and rules over every nation vs 17 Elijah was a man the same as all humanity, but in his trust in the Lord and faith in restoration ,he sought out the word of the Lord first (spoken because the written was not completely compiled yet). He communed directly with the Lord . Vs 19 We are to stand on the rock of truth and be stored up in mind and spirit . That is a strong foundation.
James 5 Amplified Bible (AMP)Misuse of Riches
5:1 Come [quickly] now, you rich [who lack true faith and hoard and misuse your resources], weep and howl over the miseries [the woes, the judgments] that are coming upon you. 2 Your wealth has rotted and is ruined and your [fine] clothes have become moth-eaten. 3 Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will consume your flesh like fire. You have stored up your treasure in the last days [when it will do you no good]. 4 Look! The wages that you have [fraudulently] withheld from the laborers who have mowed your fields are crying out [against you for vengeance]; and the cries of the harvesters have come to the ears of [a]the Lord of Sabbath. 5 On the earth you have lived luxuriously and abandoned yourselves to soft living and led a life of wanton pleasure [self-indulgence, self-gratification]; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. 6 You have condemned and have put to death the righteous man; he offers you no resistance.Exhortation7 So wait patiently, brothers and sisters, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits [expectantly] for the precious harvest from the land, being patient about it, until it receives the early and late rains. 8 You too, be patient; strengthen your hearts [keep them energized and firmly committed to God], because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Do not complain against one another, believers, so that you will not be judged [for it]. Look! The Judge is standing right at the door. 10 As an example, brothers and sisters, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord [as His messengers and representatives]. 11 You know we call those blessed [happy, spiritually prosperous, favored by God] who were steadfast and endured [difficult circumstances]. You have heard of the patient endurance of Job and you have seen the Lord’s outcome [how He richly blessed Job]. The Lord is full of compassion and is merciful.12 But above all, my fellow believers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but let your yes be [a truthful] yes, and your no be [a truthful] no, so that you may not fall under judgment.
13 Is anyone among you suffering? He must pray. Is anyone joyful? He is to sing praises [to God]. 14 Is anyone among you sick? He must call for the elders (spiritual leaders) of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; 15 and the prayer of faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another [your false steps, your offenses], and pray for one another, that you may be healed and restored. The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much [when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power]. 17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours [with the same physical, mental, and spiritual limitations and shortcomings], and he prayed [d]intensely for it not to rain, and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months. 18 Then he prayed again, and the sky gave rain and the land produced its crops [as usual].19 My brothers and sisters, if anyone among you strays from the truth and falls into error and [another] one turns him back [to God], 20 let the [latter] one know that the one who has turned a sinner from the error of his way will save that one’s soul from death and cover a multitude of sins [that is, obtain the pardon of the many sins committed by the one who has been restored].
James 5:4 The Lord of Hosts; Sovereign God; Lord of the armies of heaven and earth. James 5:14 The oil symbolizes the presence of God. James 5:17 with prayer, an idiom of emphasis derived from Hebrew. This verse comes to mind , John 4:11. It is about woman at the well (woman of spiritual blindness healed so that her eyes could see and made a missionary woman to proclaim the Messiah ) Revived to new life.
You are for me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQ6Av0JM6tY&index=2&list=RDGMEMMib4QpREwENw3_jAc0YgNwVMWk2LWZ9PHPY Gal 4:6 and Phil 4:6
Galatians 4:6 And because you [really] are [His] sons, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying out, “Abba! Father!” 7 Therefore you are no longer a slave (bond-servant), but a son; and if a son, then also an heir through [the gracious act of] God [through Christ].8 But at that time, when you did not know [the true] God and were unacquainted with Him, you [Gentiles] were slaves to those [pagan] things which by [their very] nature were not and could not be gods at all. We are Set apart and called to be the Salt and the Light declaring the coming of the Lord to all that will hear. To raise a standard of character and virtue as Christ was our example and great teacher.
Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. 7 And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].8 Finally,believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things [center your mind on them, and implant them in your heart].We are called to be filled by the Spirit of Truth and to have a heart filled with the Love of Christ.
To walk out our faith as it says in Romans Chapters 6,7,8. To be transformed into a new man. To put off the carnal mind and be spiritually minded. This helps our walk to be a walk of faith and truth in the spirit. Thank you Lord for your word that teaches us to reflect on our inward maturity and growth of our spirit.
Heavenly Father You Are The WAY
The Rock, the Water, the Salt , the Light, the Truth. the Love. This is the HOPE and the LIFE for us. The way is through your son Christ Jesus, Yeshua our King who walked this earth, died and rose again! Our Savoir, Redeemer and Deliverer! Your mighty and greatly to be Praised. In Jesus Christ, Yeshua's name I pray amen.