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1. Know and understand who you are in Christ right this minute.
     Once you get saved, you are no longer an outsider or a sinner. you are now a child of the living God! you are really a new creature in Christ.
John 9: (Jesus gave us access to God)
31.We know that God does not listen to sinners; but if any one is God-fearing and a worshipper of Him and does His will, He (Jesus) listens to him.

Ephesians: 2 (ampl.)
4.but God! so rich is He in His mercy! because of and in order to satisfy the great and wonderful and intense love with which He loved us,
5.even when we were dead [slain] by [our own] shortcomings and trespasses, He made us alive together in fellowship and in union with Christ. - He gave us the very life of Christ Himself, the same new life which He quickened Him. [for] It is by grace - by His favor and mercy which you did not deserve - that you are saved ( delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ's salvation ).
6.and He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together - giving us joint seating with Him - in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus, the messiah, the anointed one.
7.He did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the immeasurable (limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His unmerited favor) in kindness and goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus.
8.for it is by grace (God's unmerited favor) that you are saved through [your] faith. and this [salvation] is not of yourselves - of your own doing, it came not through your own striving - but it is the gift of God;
9.not because of works [not the fulfillment of the law's demand], lest any man should boast. - it is not the result of what any one can possibly do, so no one can pride himself in it or take glory to himself.

Ephesians 3: (kjv)
15.of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named (Jesus),
16.that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man;
17.that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye (you), being rooted and ground in love,
18.may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breath, and length, and depth, and height;
19.and to know the love of Christ, which passeth (passes) knowledge, that ye (you) might be filled with all the fulness of God. (also Luke : 4: 18-19, John 16: 23 - 28)

God is the good guy, and the devil is the bad guy.

John 10:
10.The thief (satan) comes only in order that he may steal and may kill and may destroy. I (Jesus) came that they (you) may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance -to the full, till it overflows.
11.I am the good shepherd. the good shepherd risks and lays down his (own) life for the sheep (you).

John 14: (Jesus gives us wisdom)
26.but the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener and Standby), the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. and He will cause you to recall - will remind you of, bring to your remembrance - everything I have told you. (also John 8:12; 15: 26-27; 16: 7-16, James 1: 5 - 7)

Romans 8: (Jesus helps us to pray) (ampl.) too the (Holy) Spirit comes to our aid and bears us up in our weakness; for we do not know what prayer to offer nor how to offer it worthily as we ought, but the Spirit Himself goes to meet our supplication and pleads in our behalf with unspeakable yearnings and groanings too deep for utterance (praying in tongues).
27.and He who searches the hearts of men knows what is in the mind of the (Holy) Spirit - what His intent is - because the spirit intercedes and pleads [before God] in behalf of the saints according to and in harmony with God's will.
28.We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor], all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.

Romans 8:
31.What then shall we say to (all) this? (these things that have come against us) if God be for us, who (can be) against us? - who can be our foe, if God is on our side?

Philippians 4: 13,
13.I have strength for all things in Christ who empowers me - I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses inner strength into me.

You are now an heir of the covenant that God made with his children

Galatians 3: 26 - 29, amp.
26. For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith.
27. For as many [of you] as were baptized into Christ - into a spiritual union and communion with Christ, the Anointed One, the Messiah - have put on (clothed yourselves with) Christ.
28. There is [now no distinction}, neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is not male and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
29. and if you belong to Christ (are in him, who is Abraham's seed), then you are Abraham's offspring and (spiritual) heirs according to promise.

Hebrews 8: 6 - 13, (ampl.) the covenant is in verses 10 - 12
6. but as it now is, He [christ] has acquired a [priestly ministry which is as much superior and more excellent [than the old] as the covenant - the agreement - of which He is the mediator (the Arbiter, Agent) is superior and more excellent; [because] it is enacted and rest upon more important (sublimer, higher and nobler) promises.
7.for if that first covenant had been without defect, there would have been no room for another one or an attempt to institute another one.
8. however He finds fault with them, [showing its inadequacy], when He says, behold, the days will come, says the Lord, when I will make and ratify a new covenant or agreement with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.
9. it will not be like the covenant that I made with their forefathers on the day when I grasped them by the hand to help and relieve them and to lead them out from the land of Egypt, for they did not abide in my agreement with them, and so I withdrew my favor and disregarded them, says the Lord.
10.for this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will imprint My laws upon their minds, even upon their innermost thoughts and understanding, and engrave them upon their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
11. and it will nevermore be necessary for everyone to teach his neighbor and his fellow citizen or every one his brother, saying, know - [that is,] perceive, have knowledge of and get acquainted by experience with - the lord; for all will know Me, from the smallest to the greatest of them.
12. For I will be merciful and gracious toward their sins and I will remember their deeds of unrighteousness no more. [Jer. 31: 31-34]
13. When God speaks of a new [covenant or agreement], He makes the first one obsolete - out of use. and what is obsolete - out of use and annulled because of age - is ripe for disappearance and to be dispensed with altogether.

Mark 10: (through your love for Jesus and the other believers you become part of the huge family of Christ)
29.Jesus said, truly, I tell you, there is no one who has given up and left house or brother or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for My sake and for the gospel,
30.who will not receive a hundred times as much now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life.(also Luke 18:24-30)

Romans 8: 32,
32.He who did not withhold or spare (even) His own son but gave Him up for us all, will He not also with Him freely and graciously give us all (other) things? (including our loved ones)

Romans 8:
37.yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him who loved us.

Romans 8: (nothing can separate a believer from God)
38.for I am persuaded beyond doubt - am sure - that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening, nor things to come, nor powers,
39.nor heights, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

1 Corinthians 2:(amplified bible) we have not received the spirit (that belongs to the world, but the (Holy) Spirit who is from God, (given to us) that we might realize and comprehend and appreciate the gifts (of divine favor and blessing so freely and lavishly) bestowed on us by God.
13.and we are setting these truths forth in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the (Holy) Spirit, combining and interpreting spiritual truths with spiritual language (to those who possess the (Holy) Spirit. (talking about speaking in tongues)
14.but the natural, nonspiritual man does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they are folly (meaningless nonsense) to him; and he is incapable of knowing them - of progressively recognizing, understanding and becoming better acquainted with them - because they are spiritually discerned and estimated and appreciated.

He paid for you to have good health.

1 Peter 2:
24.Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose strips ye were healed.

Isaiah 53:
  4.surely He hath(already) born our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
  5.but He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.

Get into a good full bible believing church where God's word sets the rules.

2 Timothy 3:
16.All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

2 Peter 1:
20.knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
21.for the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of god spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

A good church believes that Jesus is the only way to the Father and heaven!

Acts 4: (Jesus is the only way to God)
12.and there is salvation in and through no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by and in which we must be saved. also John 10: all

John 14: (ampl.)
6.Jesus said to him, I am the way and the truth and the life; no one comes to the father except by (through) Me.

The power and love of God will only explode within you when you fill yourself with God's Word and live God's Word.

John 15: 7
7.If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you.
("if" indicates uncertainty, do you live in christ?)

Jesus is the only person that has the right to forgive sins.

Acts 5: 31, (Jesus had power to forgive sins)
31.God exalted Him (Jesus) to His right hand to be Prince and Leader and Savior and Deliver and Preserver, in order to grant repentance to Israel and to bestow forgiveness and release from sins. also Matt. 9:2-6, Luke 7:47-50,

Fill yourself with God's Word.
In order to operate in the fullness of God's Word you must understand it with your heart.
It must be completely settled in your heart.

Luke 16: 13 - 15,
13.No servant is able to serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stand by and be devoted to the one and despise the other. you cannot serve god and mammon(the world)

Romans 1: 16 - 32, (ampl.)
16.for I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is God's power working unto salvation to every one who believes with a personal trust and a confident surrender and firm reliance, to the Jew first and also to the Greek,
17.for in the gospel a righteousness which God ascribes is revealed, both springing from faith and leading to faith. as it is written, the man who through faith is just and upright shall live and shall live by faith.
18.for God's [Holy] wrath and indignation are revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who in their wickness repress and hinder the truth and make it inoperative.
19.for that which is known about God is evident to them and made plain in their inner consciousness, because God [himself] has shown it to them.
20.for ever since the creation of the world His invisible nature and attributes, that is, his eternal power and divinity have been made intelligible and clearly discernible in and through the things that have been made. so [men] are without excuse.
21.because when they knew and recognized Him as the God, they did not honor and glorify him as God, or give Him thanks. but instead they became futile and godless in their thinking and their senseless minds were darkened.
22.claiming to be wise, they became fools.
23.and by them the glory and majesty and excellence of the immortal God were exchanged for and represented by images, resembling mortal man and birds and beasts and reptiles.
24.therefore God gave them up in the lust of their [own] hearts to sexual impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, abandoning them to the degrading power of sin.
25.because they exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshipped and served the creature rather than the creator, who is blessed forever! amen.
26.for this reason God gave them over and abandoned them to vile affections and degrading passions. For their women exchanged their natural function for an unnatural and abnormal one;
27.and the men also turned from natural relations with women and were set ablaze with lust for one another, men committing shameful acts with men and suffering in their own bodies and personalities the inevitable consequences and penalty of their wrong doing and going astray, which was [their] fitting retribution.
28.and so, since they did not see fit to acknowledge God or approve of Him or consider Him worth the knowing, God gave them over to a base and condemned mind to do things not proper or decent but loathsome;
29.until they were filled with every kind of unrighteousness, iniquity, grasping and covetous greed, [and] malice. [they were] full of envy and jealousy, murder, strife, deceit and treachery, ill will and cruel ways. [they were] secret backbiters and gossipers,
30.slanderers, hateful to and hating God, full of insolence, arrogance [and] boasting; inventors of new forms of evil, disobedient and undutiful to parents.
31.[they were] without understanding, conscienceless and faithless, heartless and loveless [and] merciless.
32.through they are fully aware of God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve to die, they not only do them themselves but approve and applaud others who practice them.

Romans 6: 23, (Jesus is both the mediator and the deliverer of eternal life)
23.for the wages which sin pays is death; but the [bountiful] free gift of God is eternal life through (in union with) Jesus Christ our Lord. also John 20:31, John 16:23-26

Living the life of Christ in front of the world
For new christians one of the hardest things to do is telling your old friends that you have changed.
One of the easiest things to do is making lots of new Godly friends.

Ephesians 5:
1.therefore be imitators of God – copy him and follow his example – as well-beloved children (imitate their Father).
2.and walk in love – esteeming and delighting in one another – as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a slain offering and sacrifice to God (for you, so that it became) a sweet fragrance.

1 Corinthians 15: (kjv) not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
34.awake to righteousness (your right standing with God), and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

1 Corinthians 15:(niv) not be misled: "bad company corrupts good character."
34.come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning: for there are some who are ignorant of God - I say this to your shame.

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

Matthew 6:
32.(for after all these things do the gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye (you) have need of all these things. (worldly things)
33.but seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.(he really has recreated you in his likeness)

Mark 4:
14. The sower soweth the Word.
15. and these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.
16. and these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;
17. and have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction (ampl: trouble) or persecution ariseth for the Words's sake, immediately they are offended.(stumble)
18. and these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the Word,
19.and the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches (ampl: distractions of the age), and the lust of other things (ample: pleasure and delight and false glamout) entering in choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
20.and these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirty fold, some sixty, and some an hundred.

Luke 6:
38.give, and [gifts] will be given you, good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over will they pour into [the pouch formed by] the bosom [of your robe and used as a bag]. for with the measure you deal out - that is, with the measure you use when you confer benefits on others - it will be measured back to you.

2 Corinthians 9: 6-15 (ampl.)
6.give, and [gifts] will be given you, good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over will they pour into [the pouch formed by] the bosom [of your robe and use[remember] this: he who sows sparingly and grudgingly will also reap sparingly and grudgingly, and he who sows generously and that blessings may come to someone, will also reap generously and with blessing.
7.let each one [give] as he made up his own mind and purpose in his heart, not reluctantly or sorrowfully or under compulsion, for God loves (that is he takes pleasure in prizes above other things, and is unwilling to abandon or to do without) a cheerful (prompt-to-do-it) giver - whose heart is in his giving. (prov. 22.9)
8.and God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstance and whatever the need, be self-sufficient - possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation. it is written, he [the benevolent person] scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his deeds of justice and goodness and kindness and benevolence will go on and endure forever!
10.and [God] who provides seed for the sower and bread for eating will also provide and multiply your [resources for] sowing, and increase the fruits of your righteousness [ which manifest itself in active goodness, kindness and charity].
11.thus you will be enriched in all things and in every way, so that you can be generous, [and your generosity as it is] administered by us will bring forth thanksgiving to God.
12.for the service the ministering of this fund renders does not only fully supply what is lacking to the saints (God's people), but it also overflows in many [cries of] thanksgiving to God.
13.because at [your] standing of the test of this ministry, they will glorify God at your loyalty and obedience to the gospel of Christ which you confess, as well as for your generous-hearted liberality to them and to all [the other needy ones].
14.and they yearn for you while they pray for you, because of the surpassing measure of God's grace {his favor and mercy and spiritual blessing which is shown forth} in you. thanks be to God for his gift, [precious] beyond telling - His indescribable, inexpressible, free gift!

Galatians 6:
8. for he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the spirit shall of the spirit reap life everlasting.
9. and let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not (don't quit).
10. as we have there opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
16. and as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
(the Israel that follows God in truth and in spirit.)
17. from henceforth let no man trouble me for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.
18. brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. amen.

Ephesians 5:18 - 20,
18.and do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but ever be filled and stimulated with the (Holy) Spirit. [prov. 23:20]
19.speak out to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, offering praise with voices [and instruments], and making melody with all your heart to the Lord, all times and for everything giving thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father.

Ephesians 6: 1 - 18 ( The Armor of God)
1.children, obey your parents in the lord for this is just and right.
2.honor your father and your mother; this is the first commandment with a promise:
3.(this is the promise) that all may be well with you and that you may live long on the earth.
4.fathers, do not irritate and provoke your children to anger but rear them (tenderly) in the training and admonition of the Lord.
5.servants (slaves), be obedient to those who are your physical masters, having respect for them and eager concern to them, in singleness of motive and with all your heart, as to Christ (himself).
6.not in the way of eye service and only to please men; but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God heartily and with your whole soul;
7.render service readily with goodwill, as to the Lord and to men,
8.knowing that for whatever good anyone does, he will receive his reward from the lord, whether he is slave or free. masters, act on the same (principle) toward them, and give up threatenings and using violent and abusive words, knowing that he (Jesus) who is both their master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no respect of persons with Him.
10.In conclusion, be strong in the lord - be empowered through your union with him (Jesus); draw strength which His (boundless) might provide.
11.put on God's whole armor- the armor of a heavy-armed soldiers, which God supples that you may be able successfully to stand up against (all) the strategies and deceits of the devil.
12.for we are not wrestling with flesh and blood - contending only with physical opponents - but against the despotisms, against the powers, against (the master spirits who are) the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere. (this is truly a spiritual war, not a physical war)
13.therefore put on God's complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day (of danger), and having done all (the crisis demands), to stand. (stand firmly in your place. when you have done all you can do to stand your ground in this spiritual war, then stand, and trust God.)
14.stand therefore - hold your ground - having tightened the belt of truth around your loins, and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God;
15.and having shod your feet in preparation (to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness and the readiness produced by the good news) of the gospel of peace.
16.lift up over all the shield of saving faith, upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked one (satan).
17.and take the helmet of salvation and the sword the spirit wields, which is the Word of God.
18.pray at all times - on every occasion, in every season - in the spirit, with all (manner of) prayer and entreaty. to that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God's consecrated people).

Philippians 4: 4 - 7, peace in Christ is a place of power!
4.Rejoice in the lord always - delight, gladden yourself in him; again I say rejoice! [ps. 37: 4.]
5.let all men know and perceive and recognize your unselfishness - your considerateness, your forbearing spirit. the Lord is near - He is coming soon.
6.Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything by prayer and petition [definite request] with thanksgiving continue to make your wants known to God.
7.and God's peace [be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding, shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 2: (ampl.)
11.The saying is worthy of confidence and sure: if we have died with him, we shall also live with Him.
12.If we endure, we shall also reign with Him. if we deny and disown and reject Him, he will also deny and disown and reject us.
13.If we are faithless, he remains true, for He cannot deny Himself.
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.
15.Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurate dividing - rightly handling and skillfully teaching - the Word of Truth.

2 Timothy 2:(ampl.)
21. Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things [which are dishonorable—disobedient, sinful], he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified [set apart for a special purpose and], useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.
22. Run away from youthful lusts—pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with those [believers] who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
23. But have nothing to do with foolish and ignorant speculations [useless disputes over unedifying, stupid controversies], since you know that they produce strife and give birth to quarrels.
24. The servant of the Lord must not participate in quarrels, but must be kind to everyone [even-tempered, preserving peace, and he must be], skilled in teaching, patient and tolerant when wronged.
25. He must correct those who are in opposition with courtesy and gentleness in the hope that God may grant that they will repent and be led to the knowledge of the truth [accurately understanding and welcoming it],
26. and that they may come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.

James 1:
26.if anyone thinks himself to be religious - pious observant of the external duties of his faith - and does not bridle his tongue, but deludes his own heart, this person's religious service is worthless (futile, barren).
27.external religious worship (religion as it is expressed in outward acts) that is pure and unblemished in the sight of god the father is this: to visit and help and care for the orphans and widows in their affliction and need, and to keep oneself unspotted and uncontaminated from the world (also james 2: all)

James 2:
8. if you fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, you shalt (agapao) love your neighbor as yourself, you do well:
9. but if you have respect to persons, you commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
10. for whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
11. for he that said, do not commit adultery, said also, do not kill. now if you commit no adultery, yet if you kill, you are become a transgressor of the law.
12. so speak you, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.
13. for he shall have judgment without mercy, that has shown no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.
(mercy is the opposite of judgment. mercy is reserved for those who walk in love, and judgment for those who walk in sin.)

James 2:
15. if a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
16. and one of you say unto them, depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; not withstanding ye give them not those things which are needfull to the body; what doth it profit?
17. even so faith, if it hath not works (of love), is dead, being alone. faith without love is dead.

1 Peter 2: 21 (who should we use as our example?)
21.For ever hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

If you do sin after you get saved you can go to Jesus again and repent.

1 John 2: 1 little children, I write you these things so that you may not violate God's law and sin; but if any one should sin, we have an advocate (one who will intercede for us) with the father; [it is] Jesus Christ [the all] righteous.,(also John 16: 23-28, John 20:31)

1 John 2: 6
6.Whoever says he abided in him (Jesus) ought to walk and conduct Himself in the same way in which He (Jesus) walked and conducted Himself.

You have authority in Jesus' name.
(the use of this authority develops over time with training and the leading of the holy spirit)

Matthew 16: 13 - 19
19.and I will give unto thee (you) the keys of the kingdom of heaven (which is the understanding and authority to operate in and with the spirit of God): and whatsoever thou (you) shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou (you) shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Acts 1: 5 - 8 Jesus speaking (ampl.) also read Acts 2:all
5. for John baptized with water, but not many days from now you shall be baptized with - placed in, introduced into - the Holy Spirit.
8. but you shall receive power - ability, efficiency and might - when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends - the very bounds - of the earth.

John 14: (amplified)
12.I (Jesus) assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if any one steadfastly believes in me (Jesus), he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I (Jesus) go to the father. (You have the power of Jesus in you, because the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost live in you.)
13.and I will do - I myself will grant - whatever you may ask in my (Jesus) name so that the Father may be glorified and extolled in (through) the son.
14.(yes) I will grant - will do for you - whatever you shall ask in my name (Jesus).
15.If you [really]love me you will keep (obey) my commands.
16.and I will ask the father, and He will give you another comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener and Standby) that he may remain with you forever,
17.the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see him, nor know and recognize him, but you know and recognize Him, for He lives with you and will be in you.
18.I will not leave you orphans - comfortless, desolate, bereaved, forlorn, helpless - I will come [back] to you.
19.just a little while now and the world will not see me any more (because he will be crucified), but you will see me; because I live, you will live also. that time - when that day comes - you will know [for yourself] that I am in my Father, and you [are] in me, and I [am] in you.
21.The person who has my commands and keeps them is the one who [really] loves Me, and whoever [really] loves Me will be loved by my father. and iI[too] will love him and will show (reveal, manifest) myself to him - I will let myself be clearly seen by him and make Myself real to him. (in all things, always, even: protection, health, etc. Matthew 28:18-20; also John 14: 23-26)

Mark 11:
22.and Jesus replying said to them, have faith in God (constantly).
23.Truly, I tell you, whoever says to this mountain (a real mountain or a mountain of a problem), be lifted up and thrown into the sea! and does not doubt at all in his heart, but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him.
24.for this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe - trust and be confident - that it is granted to you, and you will (get it).
25.and when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have aught against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
26.but if ye do not forgive, neither will your father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

Mark 16: (Jesus speaking) amplified
15.and He said to them, go into all the world and preach and publish openly the good news (the gospel) to every creature (of the whole human race).
16.he who believes - [that is,] who adheres to and trust in and relies on the gospel and him whom it sets forth - and is baptized will be saved [from the penalty of eternal death]; but he who does not believe - who does not adhere to and trust in and rely on the gospel and him whom it sets forth - will be condemned.
17.and these attesting signs will accompany those who believe; in my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new languages;
18.they will pick up serpents, and [even] if they drink anything deadly, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will get well.

Luke 4:
36.and they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, what a Word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.

luke 4: 40 - 41, (Jesus the healer) at the setting of the sun [indicating the end of the sabbath], all those who were sick with various diseases brought them to him, and he laid his hands upon every one of them and cured them.
41.and demons even came out of many people, screaming and crying out, you are the Son of God! but he rebuked them, and would not permit them to speak, because they knew that He was the Christ, the Messiah. also John 4:46-54, Mark 1:34

James 4: (ampl.) be subject to God. - stand firm against the devil; resist him and he will flee from you.

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