Baby Boomers Religion

Most people pray if only now and again or when disaster strikes, but do their prayers get answered? For those not in tune with God that answer is probably no. There is really a few simple reasons why this happens and it’s as plain as the nose on your face. First let’s take a quick look at what is actually recorded in the text of life; the word of God.

1st John 3:21 says this :”Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight. This friends, is the first and foremost reason prayer results never come. First reason is “if our hearts does not condemn us” and this speaks volumes. Our hearts are condemned by KNOWN SIN in our lives. Why do people think God will overlook their know Unconfessed sin? Some never even stop to think “But there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.” (Luke 12:2) Just look at what’s happening today, all the Revelation coming out about people’s private sex lives , not to mention all the corruption being exposed in governments around the world. We are just witnessing the tip of the iceberg with much more that will come out in the coming weeks and months. And how do they try and get your mind off of what’s happening? Simple just create a false flag; some sort of disaster or new narrative to change the subject or news cycle; thus creating a false flag. It’s the same with individuals; just divert attention away from the truth.

Secondly, “ if you heart condemns you, you have zero confidence when you pray” your just wasting your breath and your words just hit the ceiling and drop to the floor.

However; if you heart DOES NOT CONDEMN YOU, you have great confidence because you are clean and not hiding known sins because you have truly repented of those sins and they are forgiven and forgotten. And if that’s the case you have every right to EXPECT an answer from the Almighty Father in heaven! We have the faith to know that because we do things that are pleasing to God and keep His commandments with no purposeful sin in our lives, God will absolutely, positively answer our prayers in due time.

The only other way that doesn’t happen is if we ask for things with the wrong motives.”You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.” (James 4:3) For example: God I want a brand new car. Instead of Father please help me get a car so I can get to work and keep my job. Or God I need more money (and you thinking of all the ways you can spend it) instead of saying Father please give me great favor with my employer and supervisors so I can get a raise to help me pay my bills and give more to the poor and my church.

If you have no hidden sins and you know what hidden sins are; sneaking around and having an affair or watching porno, or stealing from your place of work, or causing dissensions by gossiping behind people’s back, or lying to cover up your weaknesses like DRUGS or alcoholism or homosexuality or any number of things that are too numerous to mention. You know if you have secret sins and you know exactly what they are and why they are being done. IF so, then cry out to God for His forgiveness and repent in sorrow and He will forgive you and restore you.

So the bottom line in getting your prays answered is this: have a clean heart that does not condemn you when you pray and your prayers will get answered in due time as you rest in assurances that God hears your prayers and loves you and will answer them. So stop doubting and stay strong and take courage, because God never fails and know He may test your faith during the process to see if you are faithful and mean business. “Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.” Don’t you think it’s about time you start believing and using your faith and see the answers come?

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…

So many people are hung up on the name on the Church door or sign on the Church property. Others are absolutely obsessed about their denominational doctrines even though many have no idea what the doctrines of the Church they attend even are.

The early church did not have this problem like it exist in the world today. The early church was Catholic meaning comprehensive all inclusive to all mankind as Christian. It was not the Roman Catholic Church of today, nor was it Protestant which simply means “protesting against the Roman Catholic Church”

The gospel was simple (as it should be today) That is “ For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.” John 3:16-17. Furthermore we are commanded to be Baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit which represents Jesus death burial and resurrection. In the new covenant baptism also represents the cutting off from the world, the spiritual circumcision from the world and its lusts. That is the basic gospel pure and simple and any church or any person preaching anything except Jesus Christ and him crucified is to be cursed the Bible actually says.

Now there are also other doctrines that include the following of signs to all believers like speaking in tongues, casting out devils and laying hands on the sick so that they will recover. Also the doctrine of the Lords Supper, that is taking of bread and wine representing Jesus body bruised for your healing (by His stripes you were healed) and drinking the wine (or fruit of the vine) that represents His blood shed to cover all of our sins. Then living Holy, that is abstaining from sexual sin which is our sanctification, and living by faith (it will be tested) which means we become righteous not by our own works but by faith in Jesus. And finally the doctrine that Jesus is coming back, coming again to take us home to a new Heaven and a new earth when the dead in Christ shall rise immortal and incorruptible and sinners will also rise to perish in the lake of fire which burns forever and ever.

We are to show our faith to others by our good works because faith without works is dead, but doing good works is not salvation. We cannot work our way to heaven by any means because Jesus said “I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life and no ones comes to the Father but by Me.” (John 14:6)

What name you have on your church doesn’t matter as long at your Priest or Bishop or Pastor preach Jesus Christ and Him Crucified and teaches repentance and believing in the name that is above every other name and following through with baptism. We are not ever saved by how good we might think we are ( all our good is filthy rags to God) but by His grace we are saved through faith and even that doesn’t come from us. Jesus told a man “You must be born again of the Spirit to see the kingdom of heaven” you see Jesus must know us and that can only be done through His Spirit not by anything we do.

On that great day to when the roll is called up yonder I’ll be there and so will believers from every denomination, every nation, every nationality, every tribe every Ethic group who have surrendered their lives to Jesus ( you can’t do it anyway) and put their trust in the blood shed by our Lord and Savior of the world Jesus Christ. Make 2018 your year of surrender day by day to Jesus and trust Him alone for eternal life….when you think no one cares, God does, when you think no one loves you unconditionally, God does, when you think there is no hope, there is, in Jesus Christ.

For with your heart you believe and are justified, and with your mouth you confess and are saved. (Romans 10:10)

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…..

Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.5 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,

6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,

7 but Emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, andbeing made in the likeness of men.

8 Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

9 For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name,i

10 so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

12 So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling;

13 for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.

14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing;

15 so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world.(Philippians 2:5-15) 

In the form of God. “Christ is the same nature and essence as God” Jesus emptied Himself, “The Kenosis” (emptying) of Christ during His incarceration does not mean that He surrendered any attributes of deity, but that He took on the limitations of humanity. This involved a veiling of His preincarnate glory (John 17:5) and the voluntary nonuse of some of His divine prerogatives during the time He was in the earth (Matt. 24:36), form is the same word used in verse 6 of Philippians’s 2. That means Jesus was completely God and truly man. To deny either the deity or humanity of Christ requires denying the other. It was through self denial and obedience Christ won sovereignty over all peoples and things. Jesus Christ is Lord, He is God (Yahweh of the Old Testament) 

In the same way we must empty ourselves and surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ to the glory of the Father producing good fruit by telling others about the great mystery of salvation and eternal life that comes only through faith in His only begotten Son Jesus. We are justified by faith in Jesus. So we all must work out our own salvation with fear and trembling. Not Work for it, but work it out in our personal lives, remember it’s by grace we are saved through faith and that faith makes us children of God and we receive the”Promise”, the very same promise Abraham received from God, everlasting life having been justified by faith if we continue in the way until death….

I can tell you there has been a number of times over the years I have been healed of sickness both physically and emotionally by simply taking the sacrament of communion or the Lords’s supper while at home. For some unknown reason people think taking communion at church is the only way to go, but that’s not what the Lord tells us in His word. Let me implore you to take communion at home with your spouse and even with family members or friends releasing your faith in what Jesus did for us on Calvary. 
In today’s world many Christians don’t attend church much for various reasons and most churches don’t serve communion but once a month so unless you happen to hit it on the right day, you wind up missing the sacrament sometimes for weeks and even months unless you take it at home. When you discover the solitude and quietness of home communion, your concentration soars on its purpose without distractions. Don’t let it become a ritual instead of spiritual obedience and covenant, as in some churches because it becomes mundane or something just to do as part of the service.  
There are some guidelines for sure in the word, but turning it into legalism without sincere dedication in the participation of taking the Lord’s Supper can actually cause more harm than good. The guidelines are pretty simple as Jesus told us. ” and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said This is MY BODY which is for you, do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying This cup is the NEW COVENANT IN MY BLOOD, do this, AS OFTEN AS YOU DRINK IT, in remembrance of Me.” (1Con.11:24,25) So here we see to give thanks for the bread to bless it and understanding the cup is a new covenant in His blood. No longer do we live by the old covenant of laws because Jesus fulfilled the old covenant for us. By faith in His blood our sins are washed away. 
Later on in the same chapter, we are told to EXAMINE OURSELVES, in other words JUDGE YOURSELF so you will not be judged, confessing your sins and weaknesses to God asking for forgiveness as you forgive others. The kicker is; you will eat and drink judgment upon yourself if you don’t and if you take it in an unworthy manner. Then it says in verse 30; “FOR THIS REASON MANY AMONG YOU ARE SICK AND A NUMBER SLEEP (died). The good news is (vs 31,32) But if we judged ourselves rightly, WE WOULD NOT BE JUDGED! 
Please under this, do not put your faith in any church or denomination or any pastor or priest, but only in Jesus who saves your soul. Now that’s not to say don’t listen to sound doctrine and teaching, but it must be from the bible, not someone’s opinion. Study for yourself, and ask the Holy Spirit to help and guide you and He will. The Holy Spirit IS the teacher and not some ghost floating around the planet, but the very Spirit of the living God who resides in every single solitary Believer in Jesus Christ, the Only begotten Son of God. 
Also understand this, Jesus Himself in Matt.26:27 speaking of communion: ” and when He had taken the cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying “Drink from it, all of you; for this is THE BLOOD OF MY COVENANT, which is poured out for many for FORGIVENESS OF SIN.” The King James Version says FOR REMISSION OF SINS. So we understand that only faith in Jesus blood shed for us is forgiveness of sins, nothing else, nothing at all. His grace given to us through our faith is salvation. “Believe on the Lord Jesus and you will be saved. 
In the Old Testament in Isaiah 53 it is written ..”by his stripes your are healed” and in the New Testament in 1Peter it is written …” By His wounds you Were healed. Healed of what? Healed of sin and sickness. Have faith my friends, Jesus loves and cares for you no matter what your going through, have faith in Him and have faith that when you take the sacrament of the Lord’s supper you are spiritually eating the body and drinking the blood of Jesus who is pure and holy and our soon coming King. 
If you’ve never done so, fall before Him and cry out to Him to forgive you and save you, confessing with your mouth He is Lord and then get baptized quickly to confirm your covenant with Him. Things are winding down on planet earth, are you ready? Stay faithful until the end and you absolutely positivity guaranteed without question receive everlasting eternal life with Him in heaven…….

 

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