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Losing the Fear of Death

As a Christian we should not have a fear of death. Of course it is human nature to protect ones life and we absolutely should do so because we are the temple of God and His Spirit dwells within us. We are told not to destroy our temple as we are born again to do good works. There are so many things that we do that destroy our temple which you are well aware of as your flesh fights against your spirit waging war. Jesus said ” the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.” We actually do the things we don’t want to do the Apostle Paul wrote because of one reason, “sin dwells within us.” And who can rescue us from this body of death, only Jesus Christ and Him alone.

Now concerning the fear of death it is written that “Perfect love cast out fear” Because fear involves punishment and the one who fears is not perfected in love. How is someone perfected in love? For starters we must love the Lord our God with all of our heart, soul and minds. Then we must love our neighbors as ourselves. The Bible says how can we say we love God who we have not seen and hate our brothers who we have seen? So learning to love is paramount in our Christian life and it is a Decision, Not an Emotion! We can decide to love God, we decide to love our neighbors no matter what the circumstances and relationships are because we say to ourselves; God loves them and they were created in His image and He is not willing that anyone should perish, but wants them to have eternal life. There is none righteous, no not one, we were born into sin in this life because of the fall in the beginning.

If you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that when you die your going straight up to heaven and have that assurance in your heart, then why would you fear death or what man can do to you? The answer is your either not perfected in love yet or you are unsure of your salvation. You can be sure you know by faith in what Jesus did in the cross. “For we are saved by His grace through faith, not of works lest anyone should boast.” Let’s take a quick look at eternal, everlasting life guarantees written to us in the Bible. Jesus speaking said:

“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.” (John 5:24) Really is there any need to go on? You pass from death to life when you believe that God sent Jesus to offer Himself up for us.

Maybe you need more so how about this verse: “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may KNOW that you HAVE eternal life.(1 John 5:13) So that you may Know not hope but know! And here’s another: Whoever believes in the Son HAS eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.(John 3:36) HAS eternal life means you possess it right now and it’s granted now while your alive and when you die there is no doubt your going to heaven.

And another one:

“In him we HAVE redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace” (Ephesians 1:7) and here is a list of other verses not that you need them.

“In Him, you also, after listening to 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 (guarantee) of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory. (Ephesians 1:13-14)

And this one: “But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning FAITH that we proclaim: that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, YOU WILL BE SAVED; For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and ARE SAVED.(Romans 10:8-10)

“Who through faith are PROTECTED BY GODS POWER for the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.(1Peter 3:5)

” For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of IMPERISHABLE , through the living and enduring word of God.”(1 Peter 1:23)

” For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2Tim 2:7)

I could go on and on with tons of verses, but you have seen with your own eyes that you have a home in heaven and you have eternal, everlasting security by faith in Jesus and nothing will rob you of your place in heaven. Don’t fear death even if you have to lay your life down for your faith because those times are coming and for many already have come. Jesus will never let you go and loves you so.

No matter what happens on this earth; wars or floods or famine or earthquakes or tornado’s or hurricanes or plagues or death or lawlessness or any other thing can separate us from the Love of God and our gift of salvation through Jesus Christ

Let me end this blog with a quote from Jesus: ” And this

is the will of Him who sent Me, that I shall lose NONE of all those He has given Me, but raise them up at the last day.

For it is My Father’s will that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in Him shall have ETERNAL LIFE, and I will raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:39-49)

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Jesus is all in All

Jesus Christ was with the Father in Genesis, He is the one who walked in the cool of the evening and spoke with Adam and Eve. He is the one who talked to Noah and gave him directions on how to build the Ark. He is the one who allowed Job to be tested and carried on all the conversation with him. Jesus is the one who appeared with the angels and broke bread with Abraham before destroying Sodom and Gomorrah. He is the God of the burning bush that Moses saw and the one who gave him the Ten Commandments. Jesus is the God, the Word who became flesh and laid down His life for humanity and took the keys away from Satan of death and Hell and rose again from the dead. Jesus is the creator who created everything that has ever been created and nothing that has been created was created without Him. All authority has been given to Him by the Father both in heaven and in earth now and in the age to come. Jesus is coming back soon to gather all that are His and destroy the wicked. He will reign for a thousand years out of Jerusalem and destroy Satan with the breath of His mouth and cast him along with the false prophet and the Antichrist in the lake of fire to be tormented for all eternity. Jesus has prepared a place for us and created a new Jerusalem,1500 miles in width and length and height that will come down and sit on a new earth for this earth will be burned up at the end of days.

Jesus is the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End who Was and Is and is to Come. He is the Way the Truth and the Life. He is the rose of Sharon, the bright and morning star, the good shepherd. He is the healer, He is baptizer of the Holy Spirit. He is the lamb of God, the Lion of Judah, the bread of life, the river of life, the soon coming King, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords and no one can come to the Father except through Him. He is the door, He is the gate, He is eternal life for all those who believe. All of heaven adores Him. All of earth will see Him when He returns and in judgment every knee shall bow and every tongue will confess Jesus is Lord, but don’t wait, believe in your heart today that He is Lord and the Son of God and that He died for you and God raised Him from the dead and confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord and be saved today. Surrender your life to Jesus and allow the Holy Spirit to live in you, then get baptized as He commanded. For whether you live or die you are the Lords so live for Him now and receive His mercy and grace and be saved today. Jesus is waiting and watching, come home, come home, for He loves you so..

Jesus said to Nicodemus (John 3) " truly, truly, I say to you unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of heaven. When Nicodemus ask how is this possible, Jesus answered, " Truly, truly, I say to you unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven" " That which is born of flesh is flesh (water) and that which is born of Spirit is Spirit." The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it but do not know where it comes from or where it is going, so is everyone who is born of the Spirit." Just like the wind the Spirit moves on us and seals our spirit for the day of redemption. " ( Ephesians 4:30) Jesus told Him don't marvel that He said you must be born again. Does a person know if they have been born again? Absolutely! You know a change has taken place inside you and your eyes are opened to things of the Spirit. You find yourself not liking sin anymore or doing the sinful things you did before you believed and were born again. Little by little your life changes and the growing in grace process takes a lifetime. You will still slip and fall, you will still sin, but now your sins are washed away and sin no longer has control over you. 

How does one become born again and know for sure they are born again and saved? One word "BELIEVE" Believe what? Believe that the Father sent His only Son because He loves you and if you believe on Him you will not perish, but have eternal life. The Apostle Peter says it this way, that we are chosen by His foreknowledge and sanctified by the Spirit for obedience to Jesus Christ and sprinkling by His blood. 
"Blessed be the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By His great mercy, He has given us NEW BIRTH into a living hope through the RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST FROM THE DEAD, and into an inheritance that is IMPERISHABLE, undefiled,and unfading, RESERVED IN HEAVEN FOR YOU, who through FAITH are protected by God's power for the SALVATION that is ready to be revealed in the last time. (1 Peter 1:3) For a little while you may have to suffer various trials, so that the authenticity of your faith – more precious than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire – may result in praise, glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 
It is so very possible to love Him though you have never seen him who gave Himself as ransom for our sins upon the cross over 2000 years ago. In this present world and this present worlds condition you can stand firm in your faith regardless of the cost because you know that JESUS CHRIST IS THE SAME YESTERDAY TODAY AND FOREVER! We are truly pilgrims on this earth for this is not our home for our home is in heaven with God on the new earth and new Jerusalem that revelation speaks about. Today is the day of salvation. Believe, repent of your sins and ask Jesus to save you. Confess to others your belief and watch as God moves mountains for you when you become born again. If you refuse this gift of God through His Son Jesus only hell and a lake of fire awaits you because the wrath of God rest on those who don't believe…..

What will happen the day your heart stops? You know the old saying “your only one heartbeat away from eternity” it won’t matter if you’re a Democrat or Republican or an independent  when that day comes.  Funny, death never crosses the minds of the majority of humanity which now number over Seven Billion souls. Statistics show an estimated death rate of over 150,000 per day die around the world and that number is growing. That’s a lot of people leaving this life on planet earth. So how about you, have you given it any serious thought? You know once you leave there’s no coming back, there’s no second chance, (it’s appointed for man once to die and then judgment) and everything that you’ve done in this life will be rewarded either good or bad Jesus said. We will all reap what we have sowed except for one very important and situation, and that situation is forgiveness by Gods grace through faith. The slate can be wiped clean no matter how many Sins or horrible things a person has done in their lives by one simple act, that is obeying the gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ. 

Thousands of people will start their day without the smallest inclination that this is their last day on earth. Thousands will go to bed never realizing that they will never wake up again in this life. Still thousands of others have no idea a bomb or a bullet or a knife or trucks or cars or an accident will kill them today. Thousands of others will get the bad reports from their doctor of cancer or some other killing disease will soon take their life. 
Mankind’s hearts are desperately wicked and unless they’re born again by the Spirit of God they will never see heaven, but only the torment of a real place called hell and the lake of fire for eternity. Why? Because they didn’t love the truth, but loved their sins. Their hearts became darkened as they worshiped the Creation rather than the Creator. Their minds seared like a hot iron with sin and wickedness and perversions of every sort. Like wild animals feasting on their prey, pursuing the love of money and drugs and sexual immorality as their only goals. When you read how messed up people will be in the last days, you realize we are there now as the beginning of sorrows has already started. Read your bible, it only gets worse and worse until the Second Coming of Jesus Christ and then a thousand years of peace. Just a few more years and it will be all over. 
Any day or night our time could be up, it may come suddenly or it may be drawn out, but that day is coming and you know it. God does not want anyone to perish He is a God of restoration and that’s why he sent his son Jesus Christ to become flesh and live sinless on this earth and die on the cross shedding His blood as a substitution, as a covering for our sins and he rose again from the dead becoming the first fruits so that we two will rise again in the resurrection. Until then our spirit returns to God in Heaven awaiting that great gettin up morning call the resurrection. 
There is not a single good and perfect person who has lived or is currently living no matter how righteous they may act, and neither are you or me. Our hope is in Christ our redeemer! Don’t let another day another hour go by without repenting of your sins and asking Jesus in your heart to save you. Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you and get baptized in the name of the father the son and the Holy Ghost in water as soon as you can. 

Sin is still sin and the wages of sin is still death. People who think they will make heaven living immoral lifestyles are deceived and sadly mistaken. If you have bought into the doctrine of “once saved, always saved” without living a clean life purposefully sinning, then again you are deceived. The Bible clearly states “without holiness No One shall see the Lord” and what is holiness? Keeping yourself unstained from the world and forsaking sexual sin which leads to you sanctification. If you’re not, then repent, God will forgive you. 

If Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever then all the same blessings and rules still apply today even if the cultures go to hell in a hand basket. Repentance is rarely preached today in churches or Christian tv programs and spoken of by friends or family. 
People calling themselves Christians are living in fornication and adultery and bound up with pornography. These things will keep you out of heaven. Repent, God will forgive you. There is a list in the Bible of those not going to make it to heaven. 
Here’s the list: ” Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals,

10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.

11 Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. There is a way out; repent and turn to Jesus. 
Again this warning from Revelation: But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” Again there is a way out; Repent and turn to the Lord so that times of refreshing will come to you. 
Today there are wars and rumors of war and now the media is openly talking about nuclear war coming which hasn’t been even discussed openly in years. It’s time to get yourself and your household ready for perilous times in the not to distant future. 
Many antichrist spirits are working their evil in the world, dividing men and nations so they will destroy each other as Satan hates you and all humans and wants them in hell where he’s heading at the end of time. He gets humans to sin and then condemns them for the very sin he caused them to commit. However; he is a defeated foe as Jesus arose from the dead and made an open display of victory and He’s coming back again. Jesus is our rock our redeemer, our Lord and our Father forgives all who call on His Son to be saved by faith in His name and what He accomplished on the cross and resurrection. Believe and be baptized.
If you are caught up in any sin, repent and stop it. Your soul depends on it, and where you will spend eternity forever. We have all sinned and fallen short, but the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin and we must walk in the Spirit trusting Him to bring us through to the end. Jesus says come to me and give me your life and I will forgive you and you will live with me forever. 

Serve God not yourself or the world and it’s lusts. You can’t do it by grit and determination in your flesh, that’s where so many fail and give up because they never understood when Jesus said “if you save your life you will lose it, but if you lose your life for my sake you will save it.” So repentance and total surrender from your heart is necessary and paramount to live a victorious life. Does that mean you quit life? Absolutely not, it means now you live a fulfilling life with peace in your heart no matter what happens in the world. God has never changed, society does, but sin is still sin and millions will pay with their soul by compromising the word of God. Enter by the narrow gate and be saved….

The man in the white Robe you saw in your dreams 
This man in the white robe wants you to know that He loves you with a love you can barely understand or comprehend. 
This man knows everything about you. He knows your fears and He knows your pain and disappointments in this life. He knows everything about your life from beginning to end, and there is nothing He does does not know about you and your family. You may already suspect who He is, but know nothing about Him. The man in the white robe is Yeshua Jesus Christ the Son of God. He came out of love for He is love, the creator of all things and He obeyed His Father God to come to earth in the form of man for one purpose; to die on the cross and shed His blood for your sins and rise again from the dead. He requires faith that you simply believe that He is the Son of God and repent of your sins and be saved. 
This man you saw in the white robe is the everlasting, only begotten Son of the living God who was, and IS and is to come again. 
His name is Jesus and is the Prince of Peace, He is the Lilly of the Valley, the bright and morning Star. He is the Savior and King of Kings and Lord of Lords, He is eternal glory and will rule for ever and ever in the New Heaven and New Earth and New Jerusalem coming down from heaven above. He wants you and your loved ones to spend eternity with Him and Millions of other believers from every race, tribe and tongue who have received Him as Lord. This man in the white robe appeared to you because He knows your circumstances, how you have been taught lies from others and how dangerous it is to let others know you follow Him. He came to you because men cannot and are blocked by laws and rules and governments to share the gospel truth with you. He came to you because He is the bread of life and with the water He gives you, you will never thirst again. Inside you will find peace and happiness though the world outside is a cruel and evil place. He will never leave you, nor forsake you and His Spirit will live in you forever. 
The Easter season is a celebration of Jesus resurrection and your guarantee of eternal life if you believe in him with all your heart. This man in the white robe is The Way, The Truth and The Life and no man can come to the Father except through Him. 
If you believe that Jesus is Lord and Gods Son and believe God raised Him from the dead and confess it with your mouth, you will be saved. 
This man in the white robe says “come learn of me, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light” All you who are burdened and heavy ladened come to me and I will give you rest and you shall find peace for your souls” Then be baptized in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit as soon as you can. The man in the white robe named Yeshua Jesus Christ loves you so much that He willingly laid down His life for you to pay for your sins and then arose from the dead to live for evermore and so will you as you repent and confess Him as Lord and live for Him. He is the resurrection and the life! 

The love of God is inseparable, but His blessings, His protection and prosperity are conditional. That depends on you and how you live. It’s so very true that Gods love for mankind, the human race that He created is without any conditions because God is love and His compassion is new every morning. Regardless of what you may have done yesterday, God in His great mercy and grace will forgive you if you truly repent from your heart and turn away from the sins in your lives that so easily entangle you. The proof of His love is sending His son Jesus to die for you and even the whole world. 
And as for our love for Him, the Bible states that nothing is able to separate us from the love of God. Nothing at all. Romans 8:35 states ” Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

36 Just as it is written, “FOR YOUR SAKE WE ARE BEING PUT TO DEATH ALL DAY LONG; WE WERE CONSIDERED AS SHEEP TO BE SLAUGHTERED.”

37 But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.

38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,

39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” So if your born again, you have no need to worry about the love issue.
However; the three things that are conditional I mentioned at the beginning of this blog which are blessings, protection and prosperity are very much connected to your obedience to His commandments and your own personal relationship with God and don’t think they are not. As a Christian think about the times in your life when things were going really well for you and consider how you were living at that time. On the other hand think about the times you have been in bad shape and things were going awful for you in your life and think about how your walk and relationship with the Almighty was at those times in your life. So really you already have the answers just by your own self examination. When Jesus was asked ” what must I do to inherit eternal life” what did Jesus say first? He said ” You know the commandments” So even the “Ten Commandments” apply today to you and me and we all have broken them. To break one is to break them all the Bible says. In other words we better be living the best we can everyday, the best we know how, but today we are not under the Law, but the Law of the Spirit in Jesus Christ. Consider what Romans 8 says: 
Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.

3 For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh,

4 so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

5 For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.

6 For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace,

7 because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so,

8 and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

9 However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.

10 If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness.

11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

12 So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh—

13 for if you are living according to the flesh, you [fn]must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

14 For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

15 For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!”

16 The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God,

17 and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Himso that we may also be glorified with Him.

18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
So walk in the Spirit and God will grant you blessings, protection and prosperity! If not, now you know why…..

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