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Why Christians should not fear death

Human nature is self protective; no one wants to die unless they have serious mental issues. We all want to preserve our lives as long as possible and live peacefully without war or famine or pestilence enjoying ourselves with family and friends and relatives. That’s very normal but in today’s world it sometimes seems Death is just around the corner lurking to take us out by some disaster or disease or lawless act or war. We rationalize that only happens to other people not us but regardless we all know what’s inevitable and that is someday in the future our life will be over and our life here on earth will end. Younger ones hardly give it a thought, they live like they will last forever. Older ones see the clock ticking and it’s coming quickly which brings me to the point of this blog, are you ready to go? Do you live your life like this could be your last day? Probably not for most.

Jesus said in the gospel book of John “You must be born again to see the kingdom of heaven” that is your Spirit must be born again. Now you can debate all you want the various doctrines of the Bible and all the churches doctrines but the bottom line is this: you must be born again of the Spirit or you will never see heaven. How do you know you’ve been born again? Gods Spirit bears witness with your spirit that your born again. This means if you don’t know or have the witness inside yourself you’re in dangerous territory and the outcome of your afterlife experience is in grave doubt. Now I’m not at all talking about superficial acts like water baptism or church attendance, in other words those acts done on the surface to fulfill a doctrine, I’m talking about a hunger for God, a full surrender of your life to the Lord Jesus Christ without holding back your favorite sins and any fleshly desire which brings me another point. If you said a fifteen second prayer called the sinners prayer in most camps without fully repenting of your sins from your heart giving your life totally to Jesus, then it means nothing, your just fooling yourself. No you must be born again and know it inside.

How does this happen? By doing what Jesus said to do: confess your sins and call on the name of the Lord meaning call out to God from inside your heart for God to forgive you and save you through His Son Jesus confessing you believe that Jesus is His Son and paid your sin penalty of eternal death in hell by dying on the cross and shedding His blood and believing He rose again and is coming again. Now if you will do this and mean it with all your heart the Spirit of God will come into your spirit and things will change and you will know you’ve been born again. After this get water baptized as this is a direct commandment from Jesus. This shows you have committed your life to Him in likeness of His death symbolizing burial and resurrection. However; remember we are all baptized into one body by the Spirit of God. You must be born again!

Now when you are born again your spirit is sealed for the day of redemption says Ephesians 4:30 so now your old man is dead, your new in the spirit. Since you already died why would you fear death? That sinful man or woman died and now you live for Christ not for yourself any longer. No reason to fear your body dying, you’ll just cross over and go home to heaven.

But what if you’ve sinned a lot since you know for sure you were born again at one point? Then repent and mean it repent a lot and mean it and live Holy the best you can. If you blow it, repent again and never stop repenting and surrendering your life to Christ. Jesus will finish what He started in you and will never leave you or forsake you. He said no one is able to take them out of my hand or the Fathers hand as the Father is greater than He.

Make up your mind you will live for God and know you will be mocked and ridiculed by others and may even be persecuted but remember if they hated Jesus they will hate you, that is the worldly people. Once your born again Nothing can separate you from the love of God, nothing! And as this world heads towards a one world government and wickedness as in the days of Noah, God has a remnant of believers and His Holy Spirit will cover the earth. If you lose your life you will save it but if you try to save your life you will lose it in the end. Jesus said” be faithful unto death and I will give you a crown of life.” A Christian should not fear death but embrace it as it means we’re heading home. Whatever you see on this earth remember this is not your home. We are strangers and Aliens on this planet because our kingdom is not of this world, we’re just passing through…

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Those Odd Ball Crazy Christians

The Bible says that Christians who are truly saved are a peculiar people. Very peculiar to the world, but family to each other. There’s a certain camaraderie among them and belief that is unsurpassed in the spirit world for one reason; all born again Christians have the same Spirit given to us by God through Jesus. Now does that mean all Christians agree on everything? Not hardly, but the one thing we all agree on is Jesus is the only begotten Son of God, that He is the word of God and became flesh and lived on earth and died on a cross and shed His blood for the remission of our sins, was buried then arose from the dead and ascended up to heaven and is coming back again someday to rule and reign. So this great hope that resides in Christians, resides in their spirit because it’s the very same spirit, the Spirit of the living God. “For by One spirit we were all baptized into one body” the body of Christ.

Now these odd people are odd because of the hope they carry of eternal life, living with the Father and His Son Jesus who created all things. This strange group of people know they are sinners and know there is no hope without Jesus in their lives. These people have the audacity to believe God is who He says He is and walk this life by faith in Jesus name, not by what they see going on around them or in the world. They are Peculiar only to those in the world who live by their fleshly desires far removed from knowing God though deep inside they know there is one God being evident by seeing His creation, knowing that all this absolutely could not have happened by mere chance.

You see there is also an enemy of God named Satan who convinced a third of the angels to follow him in his crazy scheme to become like the Most High and be worshipped but since he was defeated by Jesus on the cross and all power and dominion belongs to Jesus in heaven and in earth and God pronounced his sentence to the lake of fire for him and all the fallen angels when Jesus returns, his only goal now is to take as many as possible with him to hell and the lake of fire, so the battle rages on until the end. The battle for your soul and mind.

Now the majority of these odd ball Christians lived just like the worldly ones in the past, even worse in some cases, but the difference lies in the fact that while we were still sinners Jesus died for us and freedom from the fear of dying and going to hell (which is what we all deserve) passes away the minute we repent of our sins, turn away from the love of the world, and follow Jesus by believing in our hearts and confessing with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and following His example by being baptized.

You see there is no death for the redeemed, your spirit just leaves your body and goes to heaven as you await the resurrection and receiving your new glorified body that will live forever and ever and ever. Now that’s a promise you can stand on because God says it is true. Remember God is not a man that He could lie. Our Father is so pure so holy so perfect, nothing and no one could ever compare. There is coming a new heaven and a new earth the word says.

Us peculiar odd ball crazy Christians are not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but we are all “sealed by the Holy Spirit” awaiting the resurrection day. And that hope is deep within us. There is no soul sleep as the word says “to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord”

So why do you suppose Christians are so maligned and hated and killed and martyred and picked on? The reason is simple; Jesus said “remember they hated me before they hated you.” They love their sin and love darkness rather than the light and truth. Like a rebellious child they want their own way not Gods way even though He has provided a way out of the darkness with His Son Jesus. “ God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” God loves everyone, but everyone will not be saved, in fact the majority of people will burn in Hell because they refused the free gift of salvation that is there for anyone who believes.

How many times have you heard it said if God exist why is there so much pain and suffering in the world? The answer is still the same. “Because men love The darkness rather than light.” God did not create us like robots, everyone is a unique individual with total FREE WILL and those who deny God fall into sin and many invite the demons into their lives openly by inviting them in by the life that they lead and their love of the world, the love of money, the love of power, the love of lust and the love of drugs and the love of lying and murder and hate. These evil men and women led by the voices of Satan are the ones who have caused and are still causing untold suffering and death and every evil under the sun upon the earth, NOT GOD! You can read about them from Genesis to Revelation and in modern day history books and on the Internet. Vile men and women who love the darkness and not the light.

But surely your not one of them. Surely you want to break free of your sin and your addictions and heartache and deep seeded fear. Surely you will call upon the Lord to save you and turn from your sin. Surely you’re tired of the life you’ve been living and have seen there is no hope without God. You can escape you know and become an odd ball peculiar crazy Christian like the rest of us that are saved. If you feel any tug on your heart that’s God the Holy Spirit calling you to come home. Do it today do it now and join Gods unique family and become a part of the body of Christ. Gods salvation is free, but His blessings, His protection and His provision for you are conditional. You must surrender daily to Him and take up your cross and follow Him and obey His commandments the best you can, and if you are serious, the Holy Spirit will help you because Jesus said “ Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.

Furious about Pedophile Priest in Pennsylvania?

I’m sure you’ve seen or heard in the news about the recent discoveries of over 300 Priest pedophiles and homosexuals molesting over 1000 children mostly boys but some girls and this is only one state. How many are there in 50 states or 50 countries around the world molesting children by the thousands? Human trafficking and harvesting body parts is also happening every single day worldwide. Evil pure evil.

But why is the Catholic Church so involved? I believe I have some answers. The bottom line is the institution called Roman Catholic teaches heresy on several fronts led by the Pope and Vatican. The number one issue is they don’t teach their flock to be “Born Again.” They actually deny the necessity of the new birth. Jesus said “ You must be born again to enter the kingdom of heaven.” Without the new birth by the Holy Spirit you are a walking dead man or woman and no regeneration takes place in your soul. John chapter 3. This can only happen by repentance of your sins and trusting in Jesus Christ alone, then you become new and the old things are passed away. By faith righteousness covers you because of Jesus shed blood. Now the Catholic Church believes that happens at baptism but again how can a baby believe, they can’t.

Because the new birth is not taught even to their priesthood they still carry the heavy sin nature and they’re going to take their sinful heart with them, whether it be homosexuals molesting boys or heterosexual priests peering at pornography. The same goes for any denomination, not just the Roman Catholic Church. The Bible says we are so sinful that we drink iniquity like water (Job 15:16). We love the darkness and hate the light, and putting on the robes of religion won’t change that reality. This is why Jesus said that we must be born again.

Another factor that contributes to the Roman Catholic debauchery is they deny the total sin nature of man. Pope Francis has said atheist don’t have to believe in Jesus to go to heaven, and they don’t need Gods forgiveness nor do homosexuals despite the fact that the Bible states the wages of sin is eternal death in a lake of fire and scriptures state in the beginning God created male and female. And believe it or not they also embrace the unscientific theory of evolution.

Their church laws says Priest are forbidden to marry despite the apostle Paul’s writing that made it clear that it’s better to marry “than to burn with passion” (1 Corinthians 7:9). The Bible also tells us that Peter was married (Matthew 8:14), and that when he and the apostles traveled they took their wives with them (1 Corinthians 9:5).

Still the Roman Catholic Church has gone on for centuries hiding these insidious demonic criminals from man’s justice for all those years. we should also look at our own sinful hearts, come to the cross, and be born again. That moves us from being part of the problem to being part of the solution. Then we can reach out to others with the gospel and see them changed before they face a holy God on the Day of Judgment.

That includes atheists and agnostics, as well as the sexual predators who are hiding in Hollywood, in Wall Street, and in the pews of both the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches, in governments around the world and institutions you would never imagine like police departments, schools and day care centers. Wherever there are dark hearts deceived and not born again, the great sins of pedophilia exist. Guard your children and grandchildren at all cost and come out from among them, get out the Catholic Churches that teach heresy and lie against the truth of the new birth experience….

The real tragedy of compromising on same sex marriage

Jesus was discussing the sin of adultery with the Apostles and made the statement: “ You have heard that it was said, You shall not commit adultery. “ But I say to you that everyone looking upon a woman in order to lust after her already has committed adultery with her in his heart.” (Matthew 5:27-28) So the real sin is in the heart, it doesn’t have to be following through with the physical act.

The same is true of the sin of homosexuality. If you agree with same sex marriage and homosexuality, you have sinned in your heart and you will be judged on that basis even though you may not have been involved in the physical act yourself. “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” If you agree homosexuality is ok, you become a homosexual in your heart, just the same as an adulterer, the thought in you heart makes you an adulterer and you will be judged as one.

All sin is judged and written about in the Bible but the sin of homosexuality is especially called out because it is sinning against your own body and evil spirits of perversion come and take up residence in your soul. That’s why there is such a mental and emotional battle in a homosexual’s mind causing sickness depression or other issues because at one time they knew deep inside their soul it’s a major sin and they will not make it to heaven, so all they have is this life and they know it, but love their sin to much to change, they choose eternal damnation for the few years of a homosexual relationship, how sad.

Many places in the Bible there is great warning against homosexuality, so if people are warned they are able to stop it and repent just like an adulterer can stop it, repent and be forgiven. Romans says God gives them over to a reprobate mind to do what dishonors them because they reject truth and God. Romans 1:25 “They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen.

Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones.” “In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.” Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.”

1st Corinthians 6:9-11 goes even further and states: “ Or do you not know that the unrighteous ones will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor coveters, not drunkards, nor verbal abusers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Clearly homosexuals will not go to heaven including the deceived “supposedly Christian homosexuals” (which is impossible). But wait, look: “And some of you were such. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” So there you go, some WERE in the same boat, but repented and now are on their way to heaven. No sin is beyond the blood of Jesus!

Lastly, in the final book of the Bible, Revelation 22:15 the warning of hell is given, “Outside are the dogs, and the sorcerers, and the sexually immoral, and the murderers, and the idolaters, and everyone loving and practicing lying.” It’s plain as the nose on your face; homosexuality is sexual immorality and a mortal sin because you are sinning against your own body that God gave you which is suppose to be His temple for the Holy Spirit to reside, not evil spirits and demons invited in by homosexual sin. There is hope in Jesus and salvation in his name. And don’t be deceived, if you compromise on this issue you will be judged just the same…

Did Jesus say ask me into your heart?

I’ve heard many Christians from several different denominations say on several occasions that no where in the Bible does it say we need to ask Jesus in our hearts, even going so far as to call this a heresy and false salvation to those who do it. Really? It appears they don’t know the Bible or what Jesus actually said in Revelation 3:20. Why? Because they don’t spend any time reading Revelation. They neither understand it or write off the the entire book as some sort of symbolism.

And what does Revelation 3:20 say? “ Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me”. What is the door? It can only be your heart. So if someone hears the gospel and opens the door of their heart to Jesus, then by His Holy Spirit He comes in through the doorway, which is your heart, to your spirit and you become born again by believing with your heart and confessing with your mouth that Jesus is Lord. For through Him by the Holy Spirit is grace and faith and the only way to have fellowship with the Father in heaven.

When you ask Jesus into your heart He comes in and dines with you meaning he takes up residence in your spirit and seals it for the day of redemption (Ephesians 1:13, 4:30 and II Corinthians 1:22) and through the Holy Spirit that He sends you He teaches you to observe all things He commands. If I were you I would open your heart and ask Jesus to come in and save you. You can’t clean yourself up, only Jesus can clean your house and clean you up as you surrender to Him all the areas of your heart.

When the people ask what must I do to be saved in Acts what was the response from Peter? Repent and be baptized and you will receive the GIFT of the Holy Spirit. So am I saying baptism alone saves you? No I’m not and neither does the verse; however when you read all the conversions in the book of Acts what did those who believed do right away? They got baptized in water and so should we do the same because Jesus commanded it. You’ll also notice that they all believed FIRST and Confessed Jesus and were pricked in their hearts when they heard the Gospel. That’s why Paul said in Romans 10:8-11 “

“ what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart,”that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming: that if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with your heart you believe and are justified, and with your mouth you confess and are saved.

It is just as the Scripture says: “Everyone who believes in Him will not be put to shame.”For there is no difference between Jew and Greek: The same Lord is Lord of all, and is rich to all who call on Him, for “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

The gospel of salvation is fairly easy to understand if you hear with your heart and not some man made doctrine. Paul says the gospel is simple and it is the gospel of Jesus Christ and Him Crucified. So you hear with your heart (not your mind only), you believe with your heart ( not just your mind), you obey from your heart, (not just agree intellectually)you confess Jesus is Lord from your heart, (not just words from the mind spoken), you obey Jesus commandment to be baptized ( not to join a church) and you ask Jesus into your heart which is by the Holy Spirit.

“For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.” (1st Corinthians 12:13)

15And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16“He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. 17“These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; 18they will pick up serpents, 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)

Jesus wants us to ask Him into our heart. He wants us to ask Him to baptize us in the Holy Spirit. For our heart is the door and He is knocking. Will you open the door? Ask Him in right now…

Pulling no punches – Get born again or go to hell when you die 

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…..

Gods message never changes regardless of changing Cultures 

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….

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