The Religious Spirit wants Punishment
The religious spirit wants to punish you and it is prevalent in a majority of churches today. What it really is, is man trying to be righteous outside of a relationship with God. The religious spirit becomes a set of rules. It is religious activity that we never let get to our heart. It is living a life of fake righteousness to show men, not God, that we have it all together. Jesus will say on that judgment day, “depart from me, I never knew you, but it does not have to be this way.
When you hear the phrase “..give your heart to God or receive Him into your life,” it means to come as you are with repentance for your sinful life and lifestyle and come into agreement with God’s word believing that Yeshua (Jesus) has paid the price for all your sins. It means knowing that grace is God loving you in spite of yourself and who you have become in life, living sinfully and without hope for eternal life.
The religious spirit is totally demonic and is leading millions to hell convincing them it’s what they do and the evil doctrine of works that gets them to heaven instead of the free gift of God by grace through our faith by repenting and confessing that Jesus is Lord, the Son of God and rose from the dead. As good as many works are, they can never take the place of the blood Jesus shed for our sins. Being deceived and tricked by this evil spirit to follow works, any works for salvation does exactly what the enemy wants it to do. That is to make the blood of Jesus of no effect, in other words Jesus is not enough, you have to do more and things and works which is the number one lie of the enemy. This way the religious spirit can condemn you on a daily basis and flood your mind with thoughts like “you’re not good enough and you have to do more; then accuse you of all the past sins and mistakes you have made. Those who try to live by the law will be judged by the law. Thank God we don’t have to be who live by grace.
Jesus said in Luke 22 “This cup (blood) which is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.” Salvation is in His Blood, not works or baptism or anything else. Then in Matt.26:28 Jesus again said it like this: “Drink from it, all of you; “for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness (remission) of sins.” It is faith in the blood of Jesus, the Son of God that saves you! The Apostle Paul said it this way in Ephesians 1:13: “In Him (Yeshua Jesus) we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins of our trespasses, according to the riches of His Grace.” And later on in the same chapter in verse 13 “…the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation, having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise who is given as a pledge of our inheritance,..”
The religious spirit hates your freedom in Christ and those who love living by the law and rules hate your freedom in Christ. For now you are free from sin and death. Romans 8:1 says it this way; “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death.” Oh how the religious spirit hates this verse! The religious spirit condemns others including you. It looks for all your mistakes and failures and then by mental confusion and worry tries to punish you with stress and guilt that you’re not worthy and must do the list of things to become righteous. None of us are worthy, not a single person; but that is not the issue, so don’t buy into it. The issue is we are forgiven by the blood of Jesus who died for us and shed His blood for us and rose again!
You want freedom in your life? Of course you do. Then love God with all your heart and your neighbor as yourself; against these there is no law. And if you do this, you will do well and not be prone to sin. So next time the enemy comes to you trying to condemn you, just believe Jesus and His word and speak it out loud, “it’s covered under the blood.” And if you do sin, just go to God and ask forgiveness, who forgives us when we ask from the heart….
Finally “Remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the common-wealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ, for He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, by abolishing in His flesh the enmity which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances…….(Eph: 13-15)
What is all this personal relationship business people say you must have with Christ? I remember my good Baptist friends would say that to me and I would answer no, you have to get baptized. Which they would reply; we do after we get saved. Turns out they were right on that point; everyone must have a personal relationship with Jesus. In the Day of Judgment Jesus said to those on the left “Depart from me, I never knew you, to which many said wait a minute (inferred) didn’t I do many mighty works in your name? Jesus said depart from me I never knew you.
Why did he say that? If you live with a person, you will have a personal relationship with them and so it is, to live with Jesus is to have a personal relationship with Him. Many today profess with their mouth that they are Christians, but in their heart they are far, far away from Him. You may think you’re saved but in truth, you are not saved at all. How is this possible when you went too or still go to church and walked the isle and prayed a prayer to get saved? It happens because there was no real true repentance from the heart; it was just an act of religion. It happens because there was no commitment to Jesus really from the heart. It happens because there was no resolve to take up your cross daily and follow Jesus. It happens because you were not willing to Truly Repent which means to turn around from your pass sins and lifestyle, it means you walked out that church door or meeting wherever it was the same as when you came in and returned to the same ole sins you have been practicing all your life. Nothing really changed.
Jesus said “Count the cost” and you did and decided to try to live with one foot in the world and one foot in Christianity which won’t work. God said if you are neither hot nor cold He will spit you out of His mouth. How many will hear “depart from me, I never knew you?” Mixed in is the belief or should I say Unbelief that you were unsure if Jesus Really is the Son of God or if His shed blood really does cleanse you and covers all your sins. Maybe it was all an act on your part to please someone else or perhaps play the “church” game and show (pretending of course) that you’re all that in the community and known for being a good person, (though you know inside that is far from the truth.)
All this talk of a personal relationship really does mean something, just like any personal relationships you have in life mean something. In this case with Jesus, it means giving up your life, letting go and trusting with your whole heart, placing yourself in the hands of the creator, the lover of your life, the redeemer of your soul, who died for you. His yoke is easy and His burden is light. Jesus says “take my yoke upon you and learn of me and you will find REST for your soul. That means all the stress and worries and heartaches and tension within you will come to a peace deep inside you in your soul and spirit and finally you will be at peace with yourself. Jesus also said you must be Born Again to enter the kingdom of God. Do you think anyone at judgment who are told to depart from Jesus and He never knew them were born again? Absolutely NOT! You know something, you know if you have been born again inside, it’s no game and you will answer in judgments; don’t kid or deceive yourself.
Knowing your spirit is born again is simple to discern. If the eyes of your heart don’t see things differently than before, if there was no real change that took place in your lifestyle, if you are buried in the same sins as before, if you still treat others badly and hate some, if you still carry all kinds of unforgiveness to those who have offended you and if you spend zero time praying and studying the word and don’t worship God from your heart, there is NO WAY your born again, your just deceiving yourself or the devil is deceiving you. A born again person has the witness in themselves the bible says.
Have you shared Jesus with anyone? How many have you led to repentance? Freely you have been given so freely give to others. Eternal life is a free gift of God. None of us deserve anything as we are all sinners, but if we are saved by Gods grace through faith in Jesus then we ought to act like it. If God did not spare the angels, how much more will those who deny such a great salvation are judged in the end? Salvation is not something to take lightly as you were bought with a heavy price, the blood of the Son of God! A born again person does not practice sin. Hello, John states those who practice sin are of the devil and you know them by their fruits. I am amazed at all the people I know who fit this category that claim to be saved and Christians. Baloney, they have affairs, get drunk or do drugs, are addicted to porn, hate others and love the world and money and practice these things and they say they are saved? Baloney, Jesus doesn’t know them and they are headed to a burning lake of fire unless they repent and trust Jesus from their heart. How do I know this? The bible says so and I was formerly just like them, but by the mercy of God. I came to the end of myself and was born of the Spirit of God, bless Jesus.
Please examine your own life and do right and believe Jesus must Know You or He will say depart from me, I never knew you. Sometimes true born again souls slip up and fall into sin, but come back to God in full repentance. He is faithful and just to forgive our sins if we ask Him. I am afraid for all those who think they are saved but are not even born again. Some play the church game, some are so bound up in religion and works, their souls are parched dry, yet they continue to be bound up in legalism instead of the free gift of grace. Still others who know grace live like the people in the world and practice sin of every kind.
I am scared for all my friends and family members whose only concern is money and the things of the world. God says if you love the world, then the love of the father is not in you. What a statement! How could that be? It’s because God is a jealous God and the love of anything before him is IDOL worship and putting other things before Him. We’re only human you say? No, that is wrong, we are spirit as well and we must worship Him in spirit and in truth. The fight within us is a fight against our own flesh and the devil. We must take control of our own flesh and say no and resist the devil and he will flee from us.
Think you can live a Christian life without praying and renewing your mind by reading and/or hearing the word? You can’t, so don’t even pretend. So what is the answer; to have a personal relationship with God the Father and Jesus the Son. How do we do that? Like any other relationship we have. Spend time with Him! Communicate with Him! Talk to Him 24/7 in your heart, He is right there with you all the time. How is that possible? His Spirit is inside you, the Holy Spirit if you are born again! So when you think or talk Gods Spirit inside you has instant communication with the Father! Greater is He that is in you than he who is in the world! And if the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead lives inside you, then He who raised Jesus from the dead will give life to your mortal body through the Spirit that dwells in you! That’s why we grieve the Holy Spirit when we sin because we carry God with us at all times and He knows even our innermost thoughts and everything we do!
But God is not waiting for us to mess up and then beat us with a big stick, He loves us so much and wants the best for our lives and gives us a future and a hope! A personal relationship? You bet, and we know His voice so listen for Him in your quiet times. Surrender to Jesus with your whole heart and ask the Holy Spirit in and be born again. Then on judgment day Jesus will say; come you blessed of my Father and enter into the rest that has been prepared for you since the beginning of time…..
6000 Years of Man’s rule is almost up! (Yeshua Jesus is coming sooner than you think)
Most of the world and the vast majority of Christians today have never heard of the Master Plan of God. That being man has 6000 years to rule on the earth and then Yeshua (Jesus Christ) will reign for a thousand years out of Jerusalem. Any bible student knows this is inferred several times over in scripture in several places. Beginning with the creation itself in Genesis 2:2-3, we see God worked six days and on the seventh day He rested and blessed the seventh day and sanctified it.
The apostle Peter said, “With the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years is like a day.” (2 Peter 3:8) In Hebrews 4:3 it states, “For we who have believed enter that rest..,” The same rest of the seventh day. Yeshua (Jesus) will reign for a thousand years as Satan is bound for a thousand years Revelation states: “and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.” In Zachariah 14: 4 it reads, “In that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in its middle from east to west by a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south.” Nations will come and worship Him. ” …all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and keep the feast of the booths (tabernacles).” (Zachariah 14:16) Everyone should start studying all the Jewish Feasts as they are linked to God’s timetable of all things and prophesy.
The first 6000 years of man governing himself to work out his own ideas and plans is over very soon.
Could it be that the six thousand years of man’s rule upon the earth will end on OCTOBER 3, 2016? This is Tishri 1, 5777 in the Jewish calendar which happens on “The Feast of Trumpets. Just ten days later on Tishri 10, the Atonement Day and the 50th year, a Jubilee year which becomes the 120th Jubilee cycle called the Lords Jubilee. Does that mean Yeshua (Jesus) is coming on that day? I don’t know that and neither does anyone else, but this date is significant and Yeshua (Jesus) could come any time after this date. The Jewish calendar year will be only 5777 at that time, not 6000, so what’s up with that? The calendar is way off and I will show you how we know the date of the 6000 years will end.
Using both the old and new covenants (Testaments) we can determine time by the Patriarchs starting with Adam and ending with Terah, Abraham’s father. This gives us their names and when their sons were born. From Adam until Abraham was born is exactly 2038 years using Genesis 5:1-31 and Genesis 11:10-26 with clarification from Luke 3:35-36. The age of Cainan when he begot his son Salah is 30 years old. Abraham was born 1948 years after the creation of Adam as calculated by the Rabbis using Genesis 5 and 11. This is the prophesy of 1948 AD, the year when Israel was created proudly displayed in Genesis! The End Times began when the nation of Israel reappeared in 1948, and they will be over before the people being born at the time have all died. (Matt. 24:34) This is also displayed in the 70 Weeks of Prophesy of Daniel 9:25! This equals 1948 weeks which equal 1948 years!
4000 BC is accepted by all scholars as the approximate date Adam was created. Not the world mind you, but Adam. So in review the time from Adam to Abraham is 1948 years. The time from Abraham’s birth until the end of the BC period is 3984 years. 6000 years minus 3984= 2016! However we must remember there was no Zero year between the BC and AD periods. The year of the end of human history is 2017, [2016 yrs + 1 year] and this is precisely the year that Daniel 9:24 points out as the End of Times. ( October 3, 2016 actually falls in 2017 of the Jewish Calendar because the last three months of our calendar are the first three months of the Hebrew calendar, hence the date of Oct 3, 2016.
70 years is the time span of one generation according to Psalms 90:10 “As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, or due to strength eighty years.” This is the last generation as Yeshua (Jesus) said in Matt 24.
The Tetrad; which is the four Blood Moons of 2014 and 2015 with a Solar Eclipse in the middle are pre-cursers to the end. They all fall on Jewish Feast Days on the Hebrew Calendar! Something is in the air around the world and everyone feels it. Something big is about to happen. Could it be War in Israel? Could it be natural disasters like 9 or 10 point earthquakes in different places around the world? Could it be a full blown economic collapse around the world? Could it be Nuclear War on a mass scale? Could it be an EMP bomb set off over America or other countries? Could there be famines and rioting and killing in the streets? Could it be some or all of the above? No one really knows, but everyone knows something is on the way and in the air.
Yeshua (Jesus Christ) is the way, the truth and the life and NO ONE comes to the Father God, but through Him who was born in the flesh, walked as a man without sin and became sin for us on the cross and shed His blood for all our sins. Then He arose from the grave to live for evermore. He paid the price for us. Surrender your whole heart to Him and give your life to Him and He will come into your heart through the Holy Spirit. Then get baptized as He commanded.
The end is closer than you think, the 6000 years are almost up for mankind, the tribulation is around the corner and the catching away of all true believers is at hand. Get youself and your household in order……………..
In part one we discussed the sovereignty of God takes your cooperation because of the natural spiritual laws God laid down from the beginning of time. We learned ALL power and Authority has been given to Yeshua (Jesus) in heaven and earth and He passed on the authority over all the enemy to us as born again believers and signs will follow any born again believer. If our lives don’t have any signs that have followed us, then we must sincerely and honestly consider that we have missed something and perhaps we are not really born again, but simply religious, thinking we are earning our way by doing good works. If there is no power in your life, then you’re probably deceived in some way and the possibility of you agreeing with the enemies lies are showing fruit in yours by poverty, or sickness or many other ways.
Listen; have you a witness within yourself? Does the Spirit of God bear witness with your spirit that you are a child of God? This is the most critical question we must all answer within ourselves and if not, then we better figure it out quick. We better totally surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and ask Him into our hearts and take over our lives. Ask to be filled with the Holy Spirit. And when we do, then we can start to understand the Spirit of God and how the natural things set up since the beginning of time effect us and how we are to always come into agreement with the Word of God which was made manifest on earth in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
The word is alive (Jesus is alive) and the word is Spirit, not reasoning, the word becomes Spirit inside of our spirit communicating the things of God and hidden things not yet revealed to man. We must worship in Spirit and in Truth not with our flesh. Our spirit cries out to our Holy Father and the Lamb that was slain in true worship.
We can’t lie in bed acting sick and at the same time release the supernatural power of God. We must learn how to use our own physical bodies to resist the devil and cooperate with the Lord. If we don’t step out in faith and act on the Word, then we limit God. Psalms 78:41 says “Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy one of Israel.” Religion says, “God is sovereign, He controls everything,” No, He doesn’t. God is sovereign in the sense that He is King of kings, but He doesn’t control everything that happens on earth. He has the power to do anything He wills, but He gave dominion over this earth to physical human beings. Because of His own integrity, He will not overstep that authority and violate His own Word. Until He became a physical human being through Jesus He didn’t have the authority to come down to earth and straighten out the mess man has created. God operates within the laws of authority and He will not violate His own Word. God is a God of authority. He set structure in place and He’s not going to circumvent it. Once He became the word in flesh, then He had the authority to take it to the devil and defeat him.
Satan does not get his authority for God. He does not have superior angelic power that he uses over us. He has been stripped of all his angelic power and authority! You must understand that Satan can do nothing in your life without your consent and cooperation. He is the master deceiver and still a threat because he can lie to you, get you to come into agreement with him and then, make you sick, make you poor, break up your home or bring curses into your life, BUT only if you allow it to happen. We must learn to not to believe the lies of the devil. And lies can come through people, friend’s family or even church members. Don’t believe anything that is the opposite of what the word says! Remember the word is alive and true and is Spirit!
So, if you are sick, get up! Read the word! What does it say? It says “by His stripes you were healed. It says they shall lay hands on the sick and they will recover, it says greater He who is in you than he who is in the world. It says you have power over the entire enemy and nothing shall harm you! It says whatsoever any two agree on as touching anything it will be done by my Father in heaven! It says if you have committed any sin ask forgiveness and it will be forgiven! It says whatever you say to the mountain and don’t doubt in your heart it will happen! Sickness can be a mountain in your life. Speak to the mountain and make it leave or move! God loves you so much but you tie His hands if you don’t come into agreement with His word! Repent and come into agreement and be healed today, right now, say it with your mouth and believe it. I am healed! Forget the symptoms, say it, believe it and ask God to make it manifest in your physical body. There is no sickness in heaven. Pray thy kingdom come in my body Father! We must all fight the good fight of faith and watch God move. Bless His Holy Name!
The Christian cop-out is well….I guess it is just Gods will for me to be sick. Or; they didn’t get healed, so I guess it was Gods will that they died. Or I guess its Gods will I lost my house or can’t pay the rent. Or I guess it just wasn’t meant for me to be happy. Or I guess it is what it is. All lies from the enemy that you have come into agreement with! Repent and turn back to God. Believe God is who He says He is, believe His word concerning you! Oh but my church doesn’t teach that, or oh I don’t have enough faith. Or whatever will be, will be. Stop it, get a grip and stand on the word of God. Forget the symptoms; there is no sickness in heaven so pray Father thy kingdom come in my body and my life. Ask God to manifest your healing in your body. Believe it and remember we walk not by sight but by faith! Live for God every day, not just on Sundays, don’t believe the worlds talk, know our God is real and His Son is coming soon. In all the troubles of the world He will hold our hand, He loves us, and He will never leave us. Believe Him. Get up, Get up now and be healed and thank Him. Do it by faith, do it now……
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Accept being Accepted
Do you strive to Trust God or strive to please God?
Both trusting God and pleasing God are admirable qualities, but the day will come when you have to choose only one as your main motivation in life. Most pick pleasing God and this is what is hammered out in most churches, but it is the wrong road. We will eventually come to a place in our lives when we cry out to God. We have run out of all the answers, we have run out of our own abilities, we have even run out of our dreams trying to please God when we all discover sooner or later that we just can’t do it. We doubt if God even really cares and lose confidence that a close walk with Him is even possible. Then we finally discover what we needed all along; is the Grace to…
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Sovereignty of God, the Christians Cop-Out (part 1)
The lack of understanding of God and how He works and what universal rules He laid down from the foundation of the world is the number one reason Christians struggle and fail miserably in life at times. It is the reason for the lack of a real personal relationship with Jesus. It is the reason for not taking authority and using the power God gave to us. It is the reason so many die when they should have lived. It is the reason for the lack of provision to have a good journey in life and always struggling to make ends meet. God says “My people are destroyed from a lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 5:6) The sovereignty of God takes your cooperation, it’s the natural spiritual laws He laid down from the beginning of time. Let me explain.
In the beginning of time after God created the world and man, He gave to man the absolute power authority over the earth. The dominion He gave Adam and Eve came with zero qualifications, in other words, it was not based on Quid Pro Quo (this for that). Once God speaks, it’s done. He never goes back on His word as Psalms 89:34 states “My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.” God upholds “all things by the word of His power.” (Heb. 1:3) It is this integrity of God’s word that makes the universe exist and hold together. God will not violate what He has said, so when He gave control to Adam and Eve to rule and subdue the earth and put it under their control, He meant it. He didn’t mean for man to turn around and give it to Satan. Because Adam and Eve gave up their authority to the enemy of our souls, it stood. God magnified His word above His name. So Lucifer knowing God like He did knew that he would now have dominion without any qualifications or restrictions by gaining control by deception through Adam and Eve not by directly disobeying God as his divine power would have been instantly taken away. By their own free will, Adam and Eve yielded to him and transferred that authority to Satan.
Most people believe that Satan is using a superior power and authority to oppress mankind. That is not true at all; he is actually using the same power and authority that God gave mankind to rule and reign over this earth. On his own, Satan is powerless. He depends completely on physical human beings yielding to and empowering him. It’s only when we submit to him that Satan is able to do ANYTHING! Demons are looking for a physical body, which is willing and will submit to him. Satan has zero angelic, spiritual power. All his authority comes from man. He is still a factor as there are millions of people yielded to him who are operating in murder, sexual immorality, lies, fear, hurt, hatred, idolatry and more. But for us individually, he can do nothing without our consent and cooperation. Now instead of being intimidated by the enemy, you can have boldness toward the devil and resist him so he will flee from you. As Ephesians 6:10-11 states; “Finally brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. Put on the full armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” God had to become a man. This is why He sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ to the earth. The word made flesh, the God man Jesus had to become a physical person so He could have authority on this earth. (John 1:14)
Son of Man refers to Christ humanity. So when the Father gave Him authority to execute judgment because He was the Son of Man, Jesus made a direct reference to the fact that He had a physical body. He always has power as Creator, but He didn’t have authority to use that power until He took on the flesh of a human. Jesus entered into the devil’s kingdom and destroyed it, taking away all authority and power from Satan and reduced him to zero. The enemy has no authority over us. All Satan can do is tempt us. He cannot do anything without your consent and cooperation. Unfortunately, this is the complete opposite of what so many churches teach today. He is not someone to be feared. He is someone you need to recognize and resist, but he can’t do anything to you without your consent and cooperation.
Jesus said “Behold I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions and over ALL THE POWER OF THE ENEMY, AND NOTHING WILL INJURE YOU.” (Luke 10:19) “Go into the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. These signs will accompany those WHO HAVE BELIEVED: In My name they will cast out demons, they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents (remove), and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” (Mark 16:15-18)
[Next time part two]