Bible verses about "stagnation" | JuliaSmith

Revelation 2:1-3:22

1 To the messenger of the Ephesian church write: Thus says he holding the seven stars in his right hand, he walking about in the midst of the seven golden chandeliers; 2 I know thy works, and thy fatigue, and thy patience, and that thou canst not bear the wicked: and thou bast tried them saying they are sent, and are not, and thou Last found them liars: 3 And thou hast borne, and thou hast patience, and for my name hast thou been wearied, and thou hast not been broken by toil. 4 But I have against thee, for thou hest let go thy first love. 5 Therefore remember whence thou hest fallen, and repent, and do the first works; and if not, I come to thee quickly, and I will move the chandelier out of its place, except thou repent. 6 But this hast thou, that thou dost hate the works of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate. 7 He having ears, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches; To him conquering I will give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the pleasure garden of God. 8 And to the messenger of the church of the Smyrnians write; Thus says the first and the last, who was dead and he lived; 9 I know thy works, and pressure, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and the blasphemy of them saying themselves to be Jews, and are not, but the synagogue of the adversary. 10 Neither be afraid of what things thou art about to suffer: behold, the accuser is about to cast of you into prison, that ye might be tried; and ye shall have pressure ten days: be thou faithful until death, and I will give thee the crown of life. 11 He having ears, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches; He conquering should not be injured by the second death. 12 And to the messenger to the calling out in Pergamos write: Thus says he having the sharp two-mouthed sword; 13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, where the throne of Satan: and thou holdest my name, and hast not denied my faith, and in the days in which Antipas my faithful witness, who was slain with you, where Satan dwells. 14 But I have a few things against thee, for thou hast there them holding the teaching of Balsam, who taught Balac to cast a stumbling-block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit fornication. 15 So also hast thou them holding the teaching of the Nicolaitanes, which I hate. 16 Repent; and if not, I come to thee swiftly, and will wage war with them with the sword of my mouth. 17 He having ears, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches; To him conquering will I give to eat from the hidden manna, and I will give him a white small stone, and upon the small stone a new name written, which none knew except he receiving. 18 And to the messenger of the church among the Thyatirians write; Thus says the Son of God, having his eyes as a flame of fire, and his feet like the brass of Lebanon; 19 I know thy works, and love, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last more than the first. 20 But I have a few things against thee, for thou sufferest the woman Jezebel, calling herself a prophetess, to teach and to lead my servants astray to commit fornication, and to eat things offered to idols. 21 And I gave her time that she might repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them committing adultery with her into great pressure, except they repent of their works. 23 And her children will I kill in death; and all the churches shall know that I am he searching the reins and hearts: and I will give to you each according to our works. 24 And say to you, and to the rest among the Thyatirians, as many as have not this teaching, and who know not the burden of Satan, as they say; I will cast no other burden upon you. 25 But what ye have, hold ye until I come. 26 And he conquering, and keeping my works till the end, I will give him power over the nations: 27 And he will rule them with an iron rod; as vessels of earthen ware shall they be rubbed together: as I also have received of my Father. 28 And I will give him the morning star. 29 He having ears, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

Revelation 3:1-22

1 And to the messenger of the church in Sardis write: Thus says he having the seven spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead: 2 Be watching, and make firm the remaining things, which are about to die: For I have not found thy works perfected before God. 3 Remember therefore how thou hast received, and heard, and do thou, and repent. If therefore thou watch not, I will come upon thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I shall come upon thee. 4 Thou hast a few names also in Sardis which stained not their garments; and they shall walk about with me in white things: for they are worthy. 5 He conquering, the same shall be surrounded in white garments; and I will not wipe out his name from the book of life, but I will acknowledge his name before my Father, and before his messengers. 6 He having ears, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. 7 And to the messenger of the church in Philadelphia write; Thus says the holy, the true, he having the key of David, he opening, and no one shuts; and he shuts, and no one opens; 8 I know thy works: behold, I have given before thee an open door, and none can shut it, for thou hast a little power, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. 9 Behold, I give of the synagogue of Satan, of them saying themselves to be Jews, and are not, but they lie; behold, I will make them that they come and worship before thy feet, and they should know that I have loved thee. 10 For thou didst keep the word of my patience, and I will keep thee from the hour of temptation, about to come upon the whole habitable globe, to try them dwelling upon the earth. 11 Behold, I come swiftly: hold what thou hast, that none take thy crown. 12 He conquering, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God, and without shall he no more come forth: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down from heaven from my God: and my new name. 13 He having ears, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. 14 And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; Thus says the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; 15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor boiling: I would thou shouldest be cold or boiling. 16 For so thou art tepid, and neither cold nor boiling, I am about to vomit thee out of my month. 17 For thou sayest, That I am rich, and have abounded, and have need of nothing; and thou knowest not that thou art wretched, and pitiable, and poor, and blind, and naked; 18 I counsel thee to buy gold of me refined by fire, that thou mightest be rich; and white garments, that thou mightest be surrounded, and that the shame of thy nakedness might not be made manifest; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve that thou mightest see. 19 I, if as many as I love, I rebuke and correct: be emulous therefore, and repent. 20 Behold, I stand before the door, and knock: and if any hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 21 He conquering, will I give to him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered, and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22 He having ears, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

1 Peter 2:2

2 As new born babes, long for the sincere milk pertaining to the word, that ye might be nourished with it:

Matthew 13:1-58

1 And in that day Jesus, having come out of the house, sat by the sea. 2 And many crowds were assembled together to him; therefore having entered into the ship, he sat down, and all the crowd stood upon the sea shore. 3 And he spake to them many things in parables, saying, Behold, he, the sower, went forth to sow. 4 And in his sowing some truly fell by the way, and the flying things came and swallowed them down. 5 And others fell upon rocky places where it had not much earth, and quickly it sprang forth, for it had no depth of earth. 6 And the sun having risen, it was parched up; and for the not having a root, it was dried up. 7 And others fell among thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them. 8 And others fell upon good earth and gave fruit, some truly a hundred, and some sixty, and some thirty. 9 He having ears to hear let him hear. 10 And the disciples having come near, said to him, Why speakest thou to them in parables? 11 And having answered, he said to them, For to you it was given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but to them it was not given. 12 For whoever has shall be given to him, and he shall have in excess; and whoever has not, also what he has shall be taken away from him. 13 For this I speak to them in parables: for seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. 14 And the prophecy of Esaias is filled up in them, saying, In hearing shall ye hear, and not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive. 15 For the heart of this people has been thickened, and with their ears have they heard heavily, and their eyes have they closed; lest perhaps they should see with the eyes, and hear with the ears, and understand with the heart, and turn back, and I should heal them. 16 But happy your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. 17 For verily I say to you, that many prophets and just desired eagerly to see what ye see, and saw not; and to hear what ye hear, and heard not. 18 Therefore hear ye the parable of him sowing. 19 Every one hearing, and not understanding, the evil one comes, and carries off that sown in his heart. This is he having sown by the way. 20 And he having sown upon rocky places, this is he hearing the word, and quickly with joy receiving it; 21 And has no root in himself, but is for a time; and there being pressure or expulsion for the word, straightly is he offended. 22 And he having sown among thorns, this is he hearing the word; and the care of this time, and the deceit of riches, choke the word, and it is unfruitful. 23 But he having sown upon good earth is he hearing the word, and understanding; who indeed bears fruit, and who makes truly a hundred, and who sixty, and who thirty. 24 Another parable set he before them, saying, The kingdom of the heavens was made like a man sowing good seed in his field: 25 And in men's sleeping, his enemy came and sowed tares in the midst of the wheat, and went away. 26 And when the grass sprouted up and made fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27 And the servants of the master of the house having come, said to him, Lord, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field whence therefore has it tares? 28 And he said to them, A man, an enemy, has done this: and his servants said to him, Wilt thou therefore we, having departed, should gather them 29 And he said, No; lest gathering the tares, ye root up the wheat together with them. 30 Suffer both to grow together till harvest; and in time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them; and gather the wheat into my barn. 31 Another parable set he before them, saying, The kingdom of the heavens is like a kernel of mustard, which a man taking, sowed in his field: 32 Which truly is less than all seeds; but when it has grown, it is greater than vegetables, and becomes a tree, so that the flying things of heaven come and lodge in its young shoots. 33 Another parable spake he to them; The kingdom of the heavens is like to leaven, which a woman having taken, hid in three measures of wheaten flour, till the whole was leavened. 34 All these things spake Jesus in parables to the crowds; and without a parable spake he not to them. 35 So that that spoken by the prophet might be filled up; saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will declare things having been hid from the foundation of the world. 36 Then Jesus having dismissed the crowds, went into the house; and his disciples came to him, saying, Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field. 37 And he having answered, said to them, He sowing the good seed is the Son of man: 38 And the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one; 39 And the enemy having sowed them is the devil; and the harvest is the end of time; and the reapers are the messengers. 40 As therefore the tares are gathered together and burnt in fire; so shall it be in the end of this time. 41 The Son of man shall send forth his messengers, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all scandals, and those doing iniquity; 42 And they shall cast them into a furnace of fire; there shall there be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then shall the just emit a brilliant light as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He having ears to hear, let him hear. 44 Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like to a treasure hid in the field; which a man finding, concealed, and from his joy, he retires, and all things which he has he sells, and he purchases that field. 45 Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like to a man, a wholesale merchant, seeking beautiful pearls: 46 Who, finding one pearl of great value, having departed, he sold all things which he had, and purchased it. 47 Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like to a large sweep-net, cast into the sea, and having gathered of every kind: 48 Which, when it was filled, having raised up upon the shore, and having set down, they gathered the good things into vessels, and the rotten things they cast without. 49 So shall it be in the end of time; the messengers shall come forth, and separate the evil from the midst of the just, 50 And they shall cast them into a furnace of fire; there shall there be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 51 Jesus says to them, Have ye understood all these? They say to him, Yes, Lord. 52 And he said to them, Therefore every scribe, having been a disciple in the kingdom of the heavens, is like to a man, master of a house, who casts out from his treasure new things and old. 53 And it was when Jesus finished these parables, he removed thence. 54 And having come into his native land, he taught them in their assembly, so that they were struck with amazement, and said, Whence to him this wisdom, and powers? 55 Is not this the son of the carpenter? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? 56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then to him all these? 57 And they were scandalized in him. And Jesus said to them, A prophet is not unhonoured, except in his native land, and in his house. 58 And he did not many powers there, because of their unbelief.

2 Timothy 1:6

6 By which I remind thee of the cause to light up the favor of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

Hebrews 10:25

25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the custom to some; but beseeching: and by so much the more, inasmuch as ye see the day drawing near.

James 1:4

4 And let patience have a perfect work, that ye be perfect and entire, being left behind in nothing.

2 Timothy 3:1-17

1 And this know, that in the last days difficult times shall interpose. 2 For men shall be self-lovers, lovers of money, boastful, proud, slandering, disobedient to parents, unthankful, wicked, 3 Devoid of natural affection, not observing treaties, accusers, ungoverned, wild, not loving the good, 4 Traitors, rash, haughty, devoted to pleasure more than loving God; 5 Having a form of devotion, and having denied its power: and these renounce. 6 For of these are they going into houses, and taking captive little women heaped up with sins, led away with various eager desires, 7 Always learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 And as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so also these have withstood the truth: men corrupted in mind, not tried concerning the faith. 9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest to all, as theirs also was. 10 And thou hast closely followed my doctrine, mode of life, purpose, faith, long suffering, love, patience, 11 Expulsions, sufferings, which were to me in Antioch, in Iconium, in Lystra; what expulsions I endured: and the Lord delivered me from all. 12 And all wishing to live devotedly in Christ Jesus shall be driven out. 13 And evil men and impostors shall proceed to worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 14 And remain thou in what things thou bast learned and hast been convinced of, knowing of whom thou hast learned; 15 And that from infancy thou hast known the holy letters, able to render thee wise to salvation by faith which in Christ Jesus. 16 All writing divinely inspired, and profitable for doctrine, for refutation, for correction, for instruction in justice: 17 That the man of God might be perfect, finished for every good work.

Joel 2:25-27

25 And I requited to you the years which the common locust ate, the feeder, and the devourer, and the creeping locust, my great army which I sent among you. 26 And eating, ye ate and were satisfied, and ye praised the name of Jehovah your God who did wonderfully with you: and my people shall not be ashamed forever. 27 And ye knew that I am in the midst of Israel, and I am Jehovah your God, and none else: and my people shall not be ashamed forever.

Deuteronomy 1:6-8

6 Jehovah our God spake to us in Horeb, saying, It was enough to you to dwell in this mount: 7 Turn ye and remove for yourselves, and go to the mountain of the Amorite, and to all his neighbors in the sterile region, in the mountain, and in the low country, and in the south and in the coast of the sea, the land of the Canaanites and of Lebanon to the great river, the river Phrath 8 See, I gave the land before you: go in and possess the land which Jehovah sware to your fathers, to Abraham to Isaak and to Jacob, to give to them and to their seed after them.

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