FRIENDSHIP WITH GOD 12-15-17
VIDEO FRIENDSHIP WITH GOD RIC JOYNER
Eccl 4:12 By yourself you're unprotected. With a friend you can face the worst. Can you round up a third? A three-stranded rope isn't easily snapped. MSG
Job 29:4 As I was in the [prime] ripeness of my days, when the friendship and counsel of God were over my tent,
5 When the Almighty was yet with me and my children were about me,
6 When my steps [through rich pasturage] were washed with butter and the rock poured out for me streams of oil! AMP
John 15:13 No one has greater love [no one has shown stronger affection] than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends.
14 You are My friends if you keep on doing the things which I command you to do.
15 I do not call you servants (slaves) any longer, for the servant does not know what his master is doing (working out). But I have called you My friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from My Father. [I have revealed to you everything that I have learned from Him.]
16 You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you [I have planted you], that you might go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting [that it may remain, abide], so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name [as presenting all that I AM], He may give it to you. . AMP
John 15:13 This is the very best way to love. Put your life on the line for your friends.
14 You are my friends when you do the things I command you.
15 I'm no longer calling you servants because servants don't understand what their master is thinking and planning. No, I've named you friends because I've let you in on everything I've heard from the Father.
16 "You didn't choose me, remember; I chose you, and put you in the world to bear fruit, fruit that won't spoil. As fruit bearers, whatever you ask the Father in relation to me, he gives you. MSG
John 15:13 For the greatest love of all is a love that sacrifices all. And this great love is demonstrated when a person sacrifices his life[a] for his friends.
14You show that you are my intimate friends when you obey[b all[c] that I command you.
15I have never called you servants,[d] because a master doesnt confide in his servants, and servants dont always understand what the master is doing. But I call you my most intimate friends,[e] for I reveal to you everything that Ive heard from my Father.
16You didnt choose me, but Ive chosen[f] and commissioned you to go into the world[g] to bear fruit. And your fruit will last, because whatever you ask of my Father, for my sake,[h] he will give it to you! Passion
Prov 27:9 Just as lotions and fragrance give sensual delight, a sweet friendship refreshes the soul. MSG
DAVID/JONATHAN 1 Sam 20:13 May God do his worst to me if I let you down! If my father still intends to kill you, I'll tell you and get you out of here in one piece. And God be with you as he's been with my father!
14 If I make it through this alive, continue to be my covenant friend. And if I die,
15-16 keep the covenant friendship with my family forever. And when God finally rids the earth of David's enemies, stay loyal to Jonathan!"
17 Jonathan repeated his pledge of love and friendship for David. He loved David more than his own soul! MSG
ABRAHAM Isa 41:8 But you, Israel, My servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the offspring of Abraham My friend, AMP
James 2:23 And [so] the Scripture was fulfilled that says, Abraham believed in (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on) God, and this was accounted to him as righteousness (as conformity to God's will in thought and deed), and he was called God's friend. AMP
James 2:23 The full meaning of "believe" in the Scripture sentence, "Abraham believed God and was set right with God," includes his action. It's that mesh of believing and acting that got Abraham named "God's friend." MSG
Acts 13:16 Paul stood up, paused and took a deep breath, then said, "Fellow Israelites and friends of God, listen. MSG
Acts 13:26 "Dear brothers and sisters, children of Abraham, and friends of God, this message of salvation has been precisely targeted to you. MSG
Rom 1:1 Paul, am a devoted slave of Jesus Christ on assignment, authorized as an apostle to proclaim God's words and acts. I write this letter to all the Christians in Rome, God's friends. MSG
Ps 34:15 God keeps an eye on his friends, his ears pick up every moan and groan. MSG
Prov 2:10 Lady Wisdom will be your close friend, and Brother Knowledge your pleasant companion. MSG
Prov 3:13 You're blessed when you meet Lady Wisdom, when you make friends with Madame Insight. MSG
Prov 3:14 She's worth far more than money in the bank; her friendship is better than a big salary. MSG
John 21:15 When they had eaten, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these [others do with reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion, as one loves the Father]? He said to Him, Yes, Lord, You know that I love You [that I have deep, instinctive, personal affection for You, as for a close friend]. He said to him, Feed My lambs. AMP
John 21:12 After they had breakfast, Jesus said to Peter, Simon, son of John,[a] do you burn with love[b] for me more than these?[c]
Peter answered, Yes, Lord! You know that I have great affection for you!
Then take care of my lambs,[d] Jesus said. Passion
JESUS IS OUR FRIEND
Prov 18:24 Friends come and friends go, but a true friend sticks by you like family. MSG
Prov 18:24 The man of many friends [a friend of all the world] will prove himself a bad friend, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. AMP
Luke 5:18 Some men arrived carrying a paraplegic on a stretcher. They were looking for a way to get into the house and set him before Jesus.
19 When they couldn't find a way in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof, removed some tiles, and let him down in the middle of everyone, right in front of Jesus.
20 Impressed by their bold belief, he said, "Friend, I forgive your sins." MSG
Luke 12:4 "I'm speaking to you as dear friends. Don't be bluffed into silence or insincerity by the threats of religious bullies. True, they can kill you, but then what can they do? There's nothing they can do to your soul, your core being. MSG
Luke 12:4 Listen, my beloved friends, dont fear those who may want to take your life but nothing more. Its true that they may kill your body, but they have no power over your soul. Passion
Luke 12:32 Don't be afraid of missing out. You're my dearest friends! The Father wants to give you the very kingdom itself. MSG
John 11:5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. [They were His dear friends, and He held them in loving esteem.] AMP
John 11:11 He said these things, and then announced, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep. I'm going to wake him up." MSG
Luke 7:34 The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, Behold, a Man Who is a glutton and a wine drinker, a friend of tax collectors and notorious sinners. AMP
John 14:16 I will talk to the Father, and he'll provide you another Friend so that you will always have someone with you.
17 This Friend is the Spirit of Truth. The godless world can't take him in because it doesn't have eyes to see him, doesn't know what to look for. But you know him already because he has been staying with you, and will even be in you! MSG
John 15:26 "When the Friend I plan to send you from the Father comes the Spirit of Truth issuing from the Father he will confirm everything about me. MSG
John 16:13 But when the Friend comes, the Spirit of the Truth, he will take you by the hand and guide you into all the truth there is. He won't draw attention to himself, but will make sense out of what is about to happen and, indeed, out of all that I have done and said. MSG
2 Cor 13:14 The amazing grace of the Master, Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit, be with all of you. MSG
Rom 5:11 Now that we have actually received this amazing friendship with God, we are no longer content to simply say it in plodding prose. We sing and shout our praises to God through Jesus, the Messiah! MSG
HOW WE ACT TO EACHOTHER
Prov 22:11 He who loves purity and the pure in heart and who is gracious in speech because of the grace of his lips will he have the king for his friend. AMP
Prov 27:17 Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend [to show rage or worthy purpose]. AMP
Prov 27:17 You use steel to sharpen steel, and one friend sharpens another. MSG
Rom 12:16 Get along with each other; don't be stuck-up. Make friends with nobodies; don't be the great somebody. MSG
1 Cor 11:33 So, my friends, when you come together to the Lord's Table, be reverent and courteous with one another. MSG
Amos 5:14 Seek good and not evil and live! You talk about God, the God-of-the-Angel-Armies, being your best friend. Well, live like it, and maybe it will happen. MSG
2 Cor 5:18 All this is done by God, who through Christ changed us from enemies into his friends and gave us the task of making others his friends also.
19 Our message is that God was making all human beings his friends through Christ. God did not keep an account of their sins, and he has given us the message which tells how he makes them his friends . GNT
2 Cor 5:20 We're Christ's representatives. God uses us to persuade men and women to drop their differences and enter into God's work of making things right between them. We're speaking for Christ himself now: Become friends with God; he's already a friend with you. MSG