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The greatest Gift you can receive…

If you believe in The Creator and His Son Jesus then you should be born again of His Spirit, the Holy Spirit, which enters you when you believe from you heart. And if you believe from you heart then you will have also been baptized in water as He commanded. And if you have been baptized in water, then your commitment to live right must follow or it’s all just a sham. Now back in the day as a youth , I believed Jesus was Gods Son and I also was baptized, but nothing really changed in my life. Why not? Because I really didn’t believe all things become new; I didn’t sincerely repent, I was just following what religion was telling me to do. Later on in high school I got baptized again and still nothing changed so I pretty much blew religion off and just lived for myself thinking none of this works.

I was wrong because much later on in life I actually started seeking the truth with all my heart. Forgetting everything I had been taught I bought myself a bible and began reading it and studying it for myself. What I found out was exactly what Jesus said “ you must be born again of the Spirit to see the kingdom of God” and how does that happen? Well it’s not by practicing religion and following their set of rules, it can only happen by Gods Grace through your faith in the truth of the Bible. And that truth is Jesus loves us and died for us and rose again and is coming again. Our part is to repent of our sins and confess Jesus as Lord after believing it from our heart and making a decision to follow Him with water baptism and then to do our best to live for him.

I’ll never forget how clean I felt and how wonderful it was to finally get saved. I finally got it. It didn’t stop there as I continued to study the Bible I saw many things I never saw before and was not taught about that are as true today in 2019 as they were in 33 A.D. those promises of God are for us today as God is no respecter of persons or of generations as His loving kindness is from generation to generation. What promises are still true for us today? All of them. These include being forgiven, being healed of sicknesses, being filled with the Holy Spirit, and all the gifts of the Spirit given to all of His choosing. Nine gifts listed in 1 Corinthians 12 are: word of wisdom, word of knowledge, faith,gifts of healing, effecting of miracles, prophecy, distinguishing of spirits, various kinds of tongues, interpretation of tongues. All given by the same Spirit distributing to each one individually just as He wills.

For by one Spirit we were ALL baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were made to drink of one Spirit. The Holy Spirit! “ Jesus Christ is the Same yesterday, today and forever. “ So there you go it’s up to you to believe the or not. Now many who do not know God or his Spirit will argue about every detail and try to tear down your beliefs but the thing is they can’t because the Holy Spirit within you knows the truth and you have seen with your spiritual eyes and your physical eyes on occasion. Once your knower inside know ( your spirit ) no one can lie to you anymore. Nor can you lie to yourself because the Holy Spirit tells you the truth and He lives inside you and never leaves you. That’s why Jesus said “ I will never leave you or forsake you” because He is always there through the Holy Spirit.

The great apostle Paul said “my message and my preaching was not with persuasive words of wisdom but in demonstration of the Spirit and of Power” what demonstration of the Spirit and of power do we show people today? Probably not much because we don’t pursue the gifts as we are commanded to do. “But desire earnestly that you prophecy” you don’t desire earnestly because you don’t believe it? God help us in our unbelief.

I have told many people of Gods great grace of healings that have transpired over the years in my life and true believers believe but others look at at me like a deer looking into headlights which is very sad to me. You’ll never understand the working of the Spirit unless you have Him inside. I certainly don’t understand why some are healed and others are not or why I’m healed one time and not another and must see a doctor which is rare. All I know is Gods word is true and I believe it, all of it.

What I do know is Satan or his demons prowl looking for someone to devour. And what did Jesus tell the disciples? “Pray that you may not come into temptation” we must pray daily not sometimes, because this is no game it’s real life.

Some preachers say everything will be perfect when you come to Jesus, wrong! It’s much much better of course but living for God will cost you something maybe even your life! Through the storms of life you have peace because you know Jesus is there with you. The storms and the testing of your faith isn’t easy but they make your stronger and humble you to the point you finally realize it’s all about Jesus and what He did for us nothing is about us. We are just passing through so never give up and if you have then come back home where you belong, Jesus is still there. God told Israel repent and turn back to me and I will receive you. That’s exactly the same for us today. God still loves you..and the greatest gift is receiving Jesus….

All who are in the tombs will hear His voice

All who are in the tombs will hear His voice

So many misunderstand passages concerning the resurrection at the end of the age. Let’s see what Jesus the Christ said in The gospel of John in chapter 6. Plain as the nose on your face He spells it out.

“Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. 26“For just as the Father has life in Himself, even so He gave to the Son also to have life in Himself; 27and He gave Him authority to execute judgment, because He is the Son of Man. 28“Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His voice, 29and will come forth; those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment.”

ALL WILL HEAR HIS VOICE BOTH THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE WICKED! The righteous will have a resurrection of life become immortal and live for eternity. The wicked will have a resurrection of death and burn in the lake of fire for eternity. Everyone Is resurrected in the same time frame.

Jesus also said “ You search the scriptures because YOU THINK THAT IN THEM YOU HAVE ETERNAL LIFE and these scriptures testify about Me and YOU ARE UNWILLING TO COME TO ME SO THAT YOU MAY HAVE LIFE”

See what He is saying? Reading and studying the scriptures is not eternal life, YOU MUST COME TO HIM to have eternal life and when you do you become born again, your spirit is born again! Jesus doesn’t receive glory from men He gets glory from the Father. We pray and sing and worship him and praise Him because of who He is and what He has done for us, not to glorify Him, only the Father can do that. We love and bless the Lord with all that is within us for He alone is Lord and our King.

Now realize this statement about your salvation that Jesus spoke: “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life. Strike up the band, let the Choir sing and musicians play

And let all the nations come to the mercy and grace only Jesus can provide. WE PASS OUT OF DEATH INTO LIFE! Have you believed ? Then after your heart and mind has repented (turned around) then go get baptized like Jesus said to do, in the name of the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit and do it quickly. We are all baptized into one body by one Spirit, the Spirit of the living God. Now after your born again when you read the Bible it comes alive and the Holy Spirit will teach you as you read. The Bible has to be spiritually discerned and that cannot happen with a carnal mind, it can only take place after the Spirit indwells within you…

God’s not Dead but the Majority of Churches are..

There are three main reasons why people go to church religiously: Guilt, Habit or Hunger. With guilt people know they have messed up and feel unworthy. They go instinctively to meet the One who can forgive them and change them, but instead of finding a connection and a real personal relationship with God most of the time they’re only presented with ritual and rules in the modern or traditional way. The power and presence of God is not in the services.

With Habit, finding or seeking God may not even be a goal because they are so entrenched in the religious system of the world or their denomination that the result is only going through the motions of a walk with the Lord because there is no power in their lives to fight against the enemy. They look and act just like the people in the world; the unsaved throughout the week then put on their Christian badge on Sunday so everyone can see. The presence of God is nowhere in their lives nor do they care to even enter in to His presence. They are happy just the way things are and the desire to really know God is not there.

Hunger: they want to know more about God and go to church to learn, but instead of finding His presence, they’re often presented with traditions, habits, rules, and dogmas and other nonsense that has nothing to do with finding the presence of God. Why? Because most churches that don’t preach and teach the fullness of the gospel totally and in the power. They might as well call themselves the Country Club.

Don’t misunderstand me, I’m not saying don’t go to church but don’t go to a dead church where they don’t preach the fullness of Jesus Christ and there is no presence of God by His Holy Spirit in worship and teachings.

Many are now having home bible study with worship and prayer and fellowship right in the homes where Gods Holy Spirit can freely move and teach without denominational doctrine. There is only one true doctrine and that’s the Apostles doctrine as written in the Holy Bible. Isn’t it strange the Bible says “no man needs to teach you? “And as for you, the anointing you received from Him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But just as His true and genuine anointing teaches you about all things, so remain in Him as you have been taught.”(1 Jn 2:27) Read and study the word and the Holy Spirit will teach you. Now if you don’t have the anointing of the Holy Spirit you must seek it through prayer and faith in Jesus Christ otherwise how can the anointing teach you? The anointing is the filling or fullness of the Holy Spirit.

The true word for church is “Ecclesia” which simply means a gathering in a group of like minded people not just going to a building to practice a religion. God does not wait around for a week waiting for you to show up so you can have church! He does not live in a building or temple made with hands, He lives in our hearts and spirit by His Holy Spirit! The kingdom of God is within you and not of this world.

Church is not and was never supposed to be a substitute for a everyday direct relationship between you and God. 99% of all your battles in life are outside the church building in real life and you cannot run to a building every time there is a problem, no no you run to God immediately in prayer and converse with Him and read the word. We must all practice walking in the light daily, seeking His will for our lives and pray the Lord’s Prayer when we rise up in the mornings without fail and then talk with Him throughout the day as you would to a friend. When you blow it and sin and you will, repent quickly and don’t run away from God instead run to Him as He is merciful and forgives as soon as you come to Him and repent. We all need to repent and forgive daily and walk in His light and follow His word. Now you know perilous times have begun and horrible things are on the horizon, but God is with us and Jesus will never forsake you, ever…..Lift up you family, friends, city and nation in prayer and don’t let you love grow cold because lawlessness abounds, instead take everything to God in prayer…

Every Person born is guaranteed eternal life

Every person born is guaranteed eternal life (but where?) Every single person is born into this world as a sinner. Every single precious baby girl or boy are born in sin, because they sinned? No because their mother and father are sinners. ” There is none righteous, no not one” (Romans 3:10) read it for yourself.

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me. (Psalm 51:5) Again read it for yourself. It’s not long before the sweetest children begin to rebel and sin against their parents. The main first word they learn after “Mama and Papa” is NO. Why? For their own safety. Still they rebel and many get hurt and some die tragically because they decided to rebel against their parents or grandparents.

Why? Because they are born in sin and every human heart is born wicked. Here’s the verse: (Jeremiah 17:9) “… the heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked : who can know it?” Yes your heart and my heart are is desperately wicked unless you keep it in check and walk with God daily. Even Christians do wicked things on occasion and must repent and return to God.

Only one person was ever born was sinless and never sinned, the Lord Jesus Christ. Gods Son became capable of sinning after He was born of a woman ( and yes his Mother Mary was a sinner because she was born into sin just like every human being) but Jesus even though severely tempted by Satan never sinned ever! Jesus then submitted to the Father in Heaven and laid down His life and shed His blood for the remission of sins for every person who by faith believes in Him and confesses Him as Lord and follows His command to be baptized in water.

One of the smartest Jewish leaders of his day came to Jesus at night because He didn’t want to be ridiculed by the Pharisees. He asked Jesus about everlasting life and Jesus told him this very very important statement: “Verily, verily I say to you no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again” (John 3:3) Now Jesus went on to explain by the Spirit every person must be born again , read it for yourself.

So every person who expects to be saved now here on earth and be rewarded at death of their body to spend eternity in Heaven with the Father and Jesus and all the Saints must absolutely positively be born again of the Spirit of God. And if your born again you know it in your heart and you live your life following Jesus and the Bible.

Being saved is not repeating some words someone told you to say, nor is it attending some special church someone told you to attend, nor is it following rules and regulations laid down by someone, nor is it giving to the poor or doing great works, nor is it getting baptized. What it is believing in you deepest soul and heart that Jesus Christ is the Only begotten Son of God and only He can save your soul and believe He died and rose again and is coming back. It must be such a conviction that you truly repent of your sins and make a very conscious decision you will follow Him and remain faithful until you die. When you do then and only then do you become born again of the Spirit, and then you can get baptized to fulfill the promise. “We are all born into the body of Christ by One Spirit whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free, we are all made to drink of one Spirit.” ( 1st Corinthians 12:13) Read it for yourself.

I played around with Christianity on and off in my life but one day I said to God ” I can’t do this I’m not strong enough” and that’s when God really began to move strongly in my life, the more I admitted I was weak He became stronger and the more I let go of this world and stayed surrendered, the more Gods Spirit took hold of my life. It is a process to let go of your life and give it to Him. Above all I know it is by grace through faith that I am saved, not a cheap grace being preached in many places today, but a Godly saving grace for souls crying out to God to be saved and forgiven. Don’t tell me your saved if you live like hell and live just like the world, your just deceiving yourself and you probably won’t make it. Today and everyday we must repent and ask forgiveness and begin each new day better than the last one and never give up, never and keep the faith….if you don’t you’ll still live for eternity but in the lake of fire…

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…

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