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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….

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Everyone knows deep in their heart if they are right with God. They may put on a big mask in front of the world especially their immediate family or best friends that they have it all together and are just fine with life, but deep inside they are pricked in their heart daily and know they are headed for the lake that burns with fire and brimstone if they don’t change and get right with God. That pricking of the heart is the Holy Spirit condemning the sin in their lives and trying to draw them to turn to God before it’s too late. Sometimes even those who have been born again at one point have lost their way because the lust of the world or the love of money or the pride of life have corrupted them once again. These are the one’s who really live in fear because they have known the truth and are living in sin. Peace has left them and the joy of their salvation, which they remember, is long gone. 

The wages of sin is death, certainly at the end of a sinful persons life, but also sin has catastrophic effects right now when living on this earth. Major diseases, breakups of families, alcoholism and drug abuse, sexual immorality and diseases, poverty, and just a lack of any love or peace or joy in their lives. Listing the effects of sin would take a book to write, but you get the point. Now the rich have the same problems, but added to their misery is constant fear of losing what they have, family members or thieves or investors clawing at their holdings and money. The super vile and wicked people’s lives are usually cut way short as believing the evil ones lies leads them to a quick path of destruction and short life. 
Even many professing so-called Christians are headed for doom because they think they can just go through life with one foot in the world and do as they please because they have been taught “Once saved always saved” so sinning doesn’t matter. The truth is, once saved always is true, but only in the sense of abiding in Christ. Once you walk away and don’t repent, you are lost and worst than a sinner who has never been saved, hell becomes your new destination. I’ll prove my point in a minute. And now the “Grace” teaching thats been going around is totally false and demonic in its origin. Why? Because that teaching also gives people a false sense of security. It infers no matter what kind of life you lead grace covers you. No it does not! Grace is Gods unmerited favor, nothing we can even attempt to earn, but Gods unmerited favor (grace) does not cover your purposeful and deliberate lifestyle of sinning. “We are saved by grace through faith and that not of ourselves” so grace without faith is useless and does you no good at all. “We are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise “when we believe (Ephesians 1:13) but the second part of that is “with a view to the redemption of Gods own possession..” (vs 14) in other words salvation is there and in view but not fully obtained until we finish the fight and finish the race in good standing. Salvation is not a given guarantee unless we continue in the faith until death. 
Jesus will present us holy and blameless and beyond reproach because He reconciled us in His fleshly body through death.(Colossians 1:22) “IF INDEED YOU CONTINUE IN THE FAITH FIRMLY ESTABLISHED AND STEADFAST AND NOT MOVED AWAY FROM THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL THAT YOU HAVE HEARD, WHICH WAS PROCLAIMED IN ALL CREATION UNDER HEAVEN…” (vs 23) I think thats pretty clear. When teaching parables Jesus gave examples of not being ready several times when explaining the kingdom of God. In Matthew He talks about the wicked slaves who are assigned the place with the Hippocrates and thrown into the lake of fire. Slaves are meant Believers in that text as the good slaves are given eternal life. In Revelation 3:5 Jesus says ” He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments; and I will NOT ERASE his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before the Angels.” So you see here even though you were once born again and saved it is still possible to have your name erased from the book of life and be thrown into the lake of fire IF you don’t continue in the faith and overcome. Some walk away for weeks or months or years, but God will never give up on you and many prodigal sons and daughters repent and return to God. Many don’t and go to hell. This is Not talking about committing sin when your saved but it’s talking about walking away from God, from a relationship with Him and living a life of sin. We all sin at times and are tempted at times but we go to the Father and ask forgiveness through Jesus and are forgiven at once. Repent quickly when you blow it and sin. 
To get right with God has to include one major thing; repentance from your heart. Believing with all your heart, forgiving others with all your heart, trusting God with all your heart that redemption can only come through Jesus blood, nothing else! ” In Him we have our redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses according to His grace.” (Ephesians 1:13) We must go in a different direction to repent. We cannot look back again to the sin desires of our flesh. We can overcome and will find peace when we walk in the light as He is in the light. The world says “do your job” but Jesus says humble yourself as a little child, be steadfast unmovable in your faith. “Come unto me all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest” There is a rest for the Children of God. You enter that rest when you give up yourself and give your whole heart to Jesus.. When you let go of your life and surrender to God…..He loves you and wants you home with Him…Many believe and receive but never get baptized as the Lord commanded in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost so their full commitment to Christ isn’t there and they fall away. Many don’t make a full commitment to God at all, but only to their church or denomination, sorry that won’t work and get you to heaven. Only a full commitment to God through His Son Jesus Christ will cause you to become born again. Why wait, you could be dead tomorrow, and where would you wind up? Only you know if your ready…… 

Today around the world and especially in America marches and rebellions of hate against government leaders and against law and order trying to stop freedom of speech for anyone disagreeing are openly sinning against God and humanity in vulgar wicked squealing and offensive cursing and hand gestures even in the presence of their own children and in public places. This will have grave consequences for those rebelling, not from other men, but from a righteous and holy Father in heaven who will, if not sooner or in their lifetime, surly judge them now or in the Great White Throne Judgment at the end of time. 

Listen to what Isaiah writes in chapter 3 “……Because their speech and their actions are against the Lord to rebel against His glorious presence, the expression of their faces bears witness against them. And they display their sin like Sodom, they do not even conceal it. Wow to them! For they have brought evil on themselves.

Say to the righteous that it will go well with them. For they eat the fruit of their actions. Woe to the wicked! It will go badly with them, for what he deserves will be done to him.” 
“Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.”(1 Samuel 15:23) The far left tout phrases like “resist” or “rebel” having no fear for the sins they are committing. Rioting and destroying property, lighting fires and beating innocent people for no reason but the hate and anger spewing out from their wicked hearts. Killings and murders will occur in the future if this rebellion is not halted. The streets of America could turn into a giant civil war zone. 
And right in step with them all is the liberal main stream media covering up the wickedness happening around the world for the sake of the globalist new world agenda who want want total open borders and trade and could care less about the safety of the people. Intertwined is the entertainment industry whose stars are worshiped by deceived multitudes and follow their blaspheming ways and homosexual agenda. Who could believe a homosexual movie or a coming of age movie as they like to call it would win the Oscar for best picture? The arrogance of limo riding millionaires stated by one ” We actors are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life.” Really? That statement is way over the top. Forget about the rest of the labor force and society and living a clean and respectful lives believing in the one and only creator living a quiet and peaceful and fulfilling live here on earth. Never mind celebrating the life of teachers or preachers or plumbers or doctors or managers or anyone else for that matter, such a lie full of pride and straight from a demons mouth. 
The sins of the world and false religion are out in the open and quite evident for all to see except those dark hearts who have been blinded by Satan who will kill and destroy them in the end. These people are the same ones fooled by Islam who will eventually control every nation not by war but by over breeding and take over from within. Their dull minds never consider most of Europe is already lost and America is barely hanging on thanks to the Mexican birth rate here. The average Muslim woman has 8.1 children against non-Muslim races of 1.6 worldwide. Do the math! In a very few short years Muslims will over populate the United States and take control if refugees continue to flow into the country. Is this what you want for your kids and grandkids? No, but the blinders of the left refuse to see what’s really taking place. Their own families are at risk. 
Corruption is everywhere in all governments and increasing rapidly. Even formerly true religions are openly committing apostasy. Recently the Pope of the Catholic Church worldwide refused to prosecute paedophile priest who have committed tremendous atrocities against children. And the pizza gate worldwide ring has been hushed up by the main stream media. Child trafficking around the world is at an all time high and little by little being exposed. Sexual slavery by the elite around the world in every country is also being exposed. Everything will be brought to light eventually. Witches are openly holding curse gathering against the President and post meetings online on social media. Evil is warring against good and lines are being drawn everywhere. 
If there’s ever been a time to pray for America and the world it’s now. The battle rages for the souls of people and nations, but we know the ending of this story, God wins and just when it looks like good is defeated, Jesus will return and slay the wicked and set up His reign for a thousand years. Until then Christians are in a war, a spiritual war, not against flesh and blood,but against evil in high places and principalities whose influence on evil men and women throughout society and media and entertainment and governments must be stopped by the Spirit of God working through believers who pray and exercise their faith in God. For those who repent and follow Jesus there is hope and salvation that only comes through faith in the one and only Son of God who loves them….

Today around the world and especially in America marches and rebellions of hate against government leaders and against law and order trying to stop freedom of speech for anyone disagreeing are openly sinning against God and humanity in vulgar wicked squealing and offensive cursing and hand gestures even in the presence of their own children and in public places. This will have grave consequences for those rebelling, not from other men, but from a righteous and holy Father in heaven who will, if not sooner or in their lifetime, surly judge them now or in the Great White Throne Judgment at the end of time. 

Listen to what Isaiah writes in chapter 3 “……Because their speech and their actions are against the Lord to rebel against His glorious presence, the expression of their faces bears witness against them. And they display their sin like Sodom, they do not even conceal it. Wow to them! For they have brought evil on themselves.

Say to the righteous that it will go well with them. For they eat the fruit of their actions. Woe to the wicked! It will go badly with them, for what he deserves will be done to him.” 
“Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.”(1 Samuel 15:23) The far left tout phrases like “resist” or “rebel” having no fear for the sins they are committing. Rioting and destroying property, lighting fires and beating innocent people for no reason but the hate and anger spewing out from their wicked hearts. Killings and murders will occur in the future if this rebellion is not halted. The streets of America could turn into a giant civil war zone. 
And right in step with them all is the liberal main stream media covering up the wickedness happening around the world for the sake of the globalist new world agenda who want want total open borders and trade and could care less about the safety of the people. Intertwined is the entertainment industry whose stars are worshiped by deceived multitudes and follow their blaspheming ways and homosexual agenda. Who could believe a homosexual movie or a coming of age movie as they like to call it would win the Oscar for best picture? The arrogance of limo riding millionaires stated by one ” We actors are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life.” Really? That statement is way over the top. Forget about the rest of the labor force and society and living a clean and respectful lives believing in the one and only creator living a quiet and peaceful and fulfilling live here on earth. Never mind celebrating the life of teachers or preachers or plumbers or doctors or managers or anyone else for that matter, such a lie full of pride and straight from a demons mouth. 
The sins of the world and false religion are out in the open and quite evident for all to see except those dark hearts who have been blinded by Satan who will kill and destroy them in the end. These people are the same ones fooled by Islam who will eventually control every nation not by war but by over breeding and take over from within. Their dull minds never consider most of Europe is already lost and America is barely hanging on thanks to the Mexican birth rate here. The average Muslim woman has 8.1 children against non-Muslim races of 1.6 worldwide. Do the math! In a very few short years Muslims will over populate the United States and take control if refugees continue to flow into the country. Is this what you want for your kids and grandkids? No, but the blinders of the left refuse to see what’s really taking place. Their own families are at risk. 
Corruption is everywhere in all governments and increasing rapidly. Even formerly true religions are openly committing apostasy. Recently the Pope of the Catholic Church worldwide refused to prosecute paedophile priest who have committed tremendous atrocities against children. And the pizza gate worldwide ring has been hushed up by the main stream media. Child trafficking around the world is at an all time high and little by little being exposed. Sexual slavery by the elite around the world in every country is also being exposed. Everything will be brought to light eventually. Witches are openly holding curse gathering against the President and post meetings online on social media. Evil is warring against good and lines are being drawn everywhere. 
If there’s ever been a time to pray for America and the world it’s now. The battle rages for the souls of people and nations, but we know the ending of this story, God wins and just when it looks like good is defeated, Jesus will return and slay the wicked and set up His reign for a thousand years. Until then Christians are in a war, a spiritual war, not against flesh and blood,but against evil in high places and principalities whose influence on evil men and women throughout society and media and entertainment and governments must be stopped by the Spirit of God working through believers who pray and exercise their faith in God. For those who repent and follow Jesus there is hope and salvation that only comes through faith in the one and only Son of God who loves them…

Through the trials and tribulations of life we faultier and fail sometimes and forget God’s promises and even struggle to grasp His great love for us through times of trouble. When the storm winds blow in our lives, Jesus is there with us in the mist of those storms, but we have a hard time seeing Him because we’re so self absorbed in our problem at the time sometimes we fail to open our eyes and see Him working. Some storms are violent and we lose someone dear to us and find no expression to relieve the pain of it all. It’s been almost thirty years now since I lost my sixteen year old son and still the pain of that loss raises its ugly head on occasion and I find myself wondering “what if” I had done this or that differently, how would it have turned out? Losing a relationship in marriage has cut deep as the pain of another failure in life smacked me square in the face. Happily remarried for almost nineteen years now, the restoration of love now dwells within my heart. In Vietnam getting wounded twice, once in the head and another in the hip and coming home to recover and live life, I wonder why was I spared when so many of my buddies died and didn’t fly back home alive but in a body bag. I know their loved ones mourned their loss greatly and asked why. 
As I ponder the ups and downs of my life I know God had a plan for me just like He does for you. The bible says that the testing of our faith is more precious than gold, for afterward we will reap a crown of life if we don’t shrink back and keep the faith. God gave me more children and now even grandchildren so His plan for me is the plan for my kids and grandkids, to come to know Him and love Him and trust Him through it all. The bible states that “He knows the plans He has for us, not for harm, but to give us a future and a hope.” Our job is simple, but hard, let go of our lives and give our lives to God and no matter what life throws at us we must simply trust Him because He promised us that He will never leave us nor forsake us. How is that possible? Because when you believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is God’s Son and God raised Him from the dead, His Spirit is sent forth into our hearts and we are sealed for the day of redemption so we carry Jesus with us at all times, through the good times and the bad times. Even when we sin God still loves us and His Spirit does not leave us. We grieve the Holy Spirit when we sin, but He is merciful and forgives us our sins when we repent and ask forgiveness. 
Gods heart is always for restoration not punishment and His grace through our faith in Him and His word saves us. A righteous man falls seven times but yet gets up and moves on and never quits. This is done by Gods spirit not by our flesh and determination, for we must always surrender daily and let God be God in our lives. Like I said its simple, but hard. Why is it so hard at times? Because the bible says our hearts are desperately wicked and who can know it but God. The solution is to trust Him daily, pray daily and we must renew our mind by reading or hearing Gods word daily to strengthen our faith and to walk before Him humbly doing our best with His help. As my years pass by I am more and more grateful to God for His wonderful love toward me through His Son Jesus. The Spirit of God is the comforter that Jesus sent us and gives us hope and even whispers to us words of wisdom and comfort. Though the storms of life are tough at times Jesus said “take heart, I have overcome the world.” So whether we live or die we are the Lords, his kids whom He loves. When you look around the world and see with eyes wide open the battle between good and evil taking place all over the planet, rest assured none of it has taken God by surprise because “He knows the end from the beginning” and the very hairs of your head are numbered. Trust Him and love Him with all your heart because He cares for you and loves you and is waiting right now for you to give your life to Him…..

Every New Year people have hope that things will be better in the coming year than they were in the previous year, but very few do a single thing about it, that is; mentally and spiritually make an honest assessment reviewing ther lives and determine to make changes that will reap benefits for them in the coming year. Usually it’s a flickering moment of fleshy worldly like behavior wishing and hoping without any real substance for life changing goals or contribution to ones own well being. Eating less and exercising more to lose weight is number one on most list. Quitting smoking or drinking less usually ranks at the top also in the pool of fleeting desires. But what about making a change that will have lasting consequences not just for a few weeks or a year but for an eternity? 
The best way to do this is so simple but yet takes ones deep courage and determination to make it come to pass that it’s almost impossible, in fact it is impossible to do it alone. What is this one single thing that will make 2017 a better year than 2016? Finally realistically falling on your face before God, humbly asking God to forgive you of your sins and failures of the past and giving up completely totally releasing your life into the hands of The Master, Jesus Christ. Giving up and giving in to God is the only answer. He alone has the compassion and gives the grace and faith to you to be able to start fresh, become new, and walk into a new realm of peace you never knew existed. You will actually feel His presence and begin to hear His voice in your spirit that you never ever comprehended before. Jesus said if you lose your life you will find it. In other words if you are willing to give all of yourself to Him and follow Him, you will find real life for eternity. There is no magic formula, no works that you must perform first, no sequence of Hail Mary’s, no washings and no money that must be given. All sinners in the Bible came Just as They Were. “While we were yet sinners He died for us.” 

 Now here’s the catch if you can call it a catch, it will cost you something. Giving your full life to Jesus may cost you problems in your family or with friendships (It’s weird but as long as you sinning everything is ok, but the minute you are born again and change your lifestyle, suddenly it’s a real problem) your family and your friends may think your nuts or gone off the deep end but I promise you persecutions will come in one form or another but it’s so worth it all, believe it. Now instead of just falling back into the same old same old ruts and sins and bondages you had, you will now be free. You will understand what real love is from God, agape love and even passing through the storms of life whether you have little or much, you will be content knowing your heading to a place much greater than this world but a new heaven and a new earth where God will live with you for eternity 2017 for you will be directly related to how your relationship with God is. Mark it down. The closer you are, the better your year will be. If not, you could be in for a rough ride. 

In many places like America, there’s is renewed hope that things will turn around for the better, but let’s be clear; no man or government on earth can save your soul or give you the peace that passes all understanding especially when hard times hit. Look for great progress and great disappointment in 2017. It’s not just America that is split down the middle, it’s most nations around the world and riots and killings and disasters will still go on. Let’s hope no wars do but that is possible. Why? Because God is shaking planet earth, shaking the nations and shaking the people to see who will stand up for righteousness and truth and God. Many evil forces are at work and many evil people are controlled by the devil and his demons, so the war of the ages roars in the Spirit realm for the souls of mankind. There is a much better way ” repent and be baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and live your life fresh and new in the Lords grace. Peace to you all in this Christmas season remembering Jesus came into the world to save us all..remember, surrender all and cry out to God, He will hear you and come to you….

For many people, there are so many things going wrong in their lives, they just can’t seem to break out of it and find some peace. One thing after another seems to go wrong. I have met several people in this world from time to time who actually seem to be a magnet for trouble. Without really even trying, trouble seems to follow them wherever they go and whatever they do. Have you known someone like this? Most likely you have at some time or another or know people now that fit this pattern of behavior or locked into this situation frequently. So what causes this to happen in people’s lives? Examining scripture reveals several things as causes, but really it all boils down to just one or two issues in their thinking and lifestyle of living. Looking at believers and non-believers, there is striking similarities to the causes, but the believers definitely have an inside tract to overcoming this tragedy in life with some minor adjustment of their faith standards. 

First of all for the believer who has repented and confessed Jesus as Lord and has been born again by the Spirit, there is victory just ahead when the realization of veering of track away from that first born again experience is realized. Galatians chapter 3 is one to study and make that change in your thinking. In that chapter beginning with verse one we read: ” You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, ( false teaching through evil spirits) before who eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified? This is the only thing I want to find out from you; did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law or by hearing with faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? Did you suffer so many things in vain–if indeed it was in vain? So then does He (Jesus) who provides you with the Spirit and works miracles among you, do it by the works of the law, or by hearing by faith?” 
” For as many as are of the works of the Law are under a CURSE; for as it is written, Cursed is everyone who does not abide by ALL THINGS written in the book of the Law, to perform them” Now that no one is justified by the Law before God is evident; for “The righteous man shall live by faith.” However, the Law is not of faith; on the contrary, ” He who PRACTICES THEM SHALL LIVE BY THEM.” Christ redeemed us From the Curse of the Law, having become a curse FOR US– for it is written, ” Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree.” In order that IN Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the PROMISE OF THE SPIRIT (see Acts 2:39) through faith.” 
So we see those who try to live by the Law of works are actually under a curse. They can show their faith by doing good works, but living under the Law brings on a curse in your life. Why? Because it is absolutely positively impossible to live by the Law. No human can live by the law because to break just one law or commandment means they have broken the entire law and under the law there is no grace, no salvation, no peace, only coming judgments in one’s life. Their lives are full of trouble. 
Everyone that lives has had trials and tribulations but living by faith in Jesus Christ overcomes them all. For a Christian, many come to test your faith, to prove you’re really trusting in God alone and not trusting in anything in yourself or the world. Our very best is just filthy rags to God. We deserve nothing but hell for our sins, but Jesus took our place because He alone is worthy.! Now here’s the remarkable mystery: we are justified by faith in Jesus. Do you realize we are justified? We are justified! We are just-as-if-we-never sinned, justified in Jesus! Jesus FULFILLED THE LAW FOR US, so we don’t have too.
So this sums it up in Galatians 2:16 ” nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus so that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the Law, since by works of the Law, no flesh will be justified.” Confess your freedom in Christ, confess out loud you are free from the Law and will live by faith in Jesus Christ. Live righteous and holy, show your faith by your good works, but know you are saved by Gods grace through faith in the Master, Jesus Christ who laid down His life for you and is coming back a second time.
I’ve heard many say when they cross over to the other side that they will get into heaven because of something they did for good while living, or saying, I’m a good person, I haven’t killed anyone. Deceived to say the least. The Bible says that the wrath of God rest upon those unbelievers who didn’t love the truth, and so does the curse if you’re living by the law of good works and not faith. Put your faith in Jesus alone and not in your works or the law…..

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