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How to get right with God and be at peace

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…… 

“The connection” How Jesus speaks to people personality today and why it’s impossible for Him to ever leave you or forsake you.

“The Connection” How Jesus speaks to people personality today and why it’s Impossible for Him to ever leave you or forsake you. 
The profound statements Jesus made to us are mind blowing to say the least for unbelievers and questionable to thousands of Christians whose faith is weak and although they believe, they have so much unbelief on this very critical subject; they refuse to believe that God talks to humans personally today?
The answer is so simple and easy to understand, but the problem comes in when people just throw away their faith and accept their unbelief because they were taught wrongly. Some preacher or some church told them the lies that God doesn’t speak to people today. Nothing could further from the truth. To say I did not struggle with this very same doubt would be a lie, but eventually “I got it” just like you or any other Christian believer can “get it” if they will open their heart, accept that truths of the Bible and actually believe “God is not a man that He could lie” ( Numbers 23:19) So what is written is truth and it’s time to throw away all those doubts and false teachings and believe what Jesus said, not what some deceived teacher or teaching taught you. 
Looking at just a couple of statements In the Bible, let’s start with this one: Jesus said ” My Sheep HEAR MY VOICE and I know them and they follow me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father who has given them to me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of my Fathers hand. I AND THE FATHER ARE ONE.”(John 10:27) Look out, the lying demons will whisper in you ear that’s not true. Look out, your deceitful heart will tell you no way, not possible. Look out, deception is everywhere coming from all directions. The Bible is true today and demons and deceived people lie. 

God did not stop speaking to people when the Apostles died, that’s the favorite lie Satan tells people and deceived Christians, yes deceived, believe those lies. Why? Because they have never heard God’s voice speaking to them. Why? Reason number one they are not born again at all, just religious.the second reason is doubt and unbelief. Reason number three is they don’t listen. They will believe God speaks through circumstances or events in their lives, but to hear Him actually speak to them personality, no way. I was once a bonehead, stubborn, full of pride and unbelief and doubt, but by now I have heard God speak to me personality many many times and so can you if you drop your stubbornness and unbelief. 
Here’s the simple truth: “God is Spirit” and when you obey the gospel which is Repent from your heart of all your sins, Forgive everyone who has hurt you, Believe in your heart Jesus is the Son of God and was raised from the dead, confess Him out loud and to others, following Him by getting baptized as He commanded, and seeking the Holy Spirits filling, loving God and people and doing your best to live for God. This pretty much sums up the gospel, but obviously not all of it. Now at the moment you believe from the heart and repent and confess Jesus the Holy Spirit enters you and stays forever. “Do you not know your body is the temple of God?” So Gods Spirit comes to live in you and seals your spirit until the day of redemption.(Ephesians 4:30) you receive Jesus by the Holy Spirit, not by baptism. 
John the Baptist said “I baptize you with water but He (Jesus) who is coming after me shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit and Fire.” Have you asked Jesus to baptize you with the Holy Spirit? So the Spirit is with you always, even through death of the body and on into the afterlife in heaven. And Jesus said ” I will never leave you nor forsake you.” His spirit is always there inside of you, remember you are the temple of the Holy Spirit and it is Impossible for Jesus ever to leave you, ever! All born again believers have God the Holy Spirit living inside them forever. He lives in you by the Spirit! Remember God is Spirit and Jesus and the Father are one. Now again Jesus said “MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE.” We hear his voice FROM HIS SPIRIT TO OUR SPIRIT and He talks to us TODAY, in 2016 and beyond, and forever! It’s a still small voice and is never condemning. It’s never a head thought per se, but you hear Him from your belly/chest area and the voice moves up to your mind, softly and very quickly. Again never directly to your mind and never negative, but sometimes correcting. 
Christians who say God has never spoken to them are either not born again at all (because the Spirit takes up residence in every believer) or they are living in a backslidden condition either practicing sin or allowing unconfessed sin to reside in their lives, in which case communication is cut off and one in that state can not expect to hear God speaking to them. Another reason could be they just flat don’t listen or cannot discern the voice of God because they have no quite time or prayer life with God; however, Jesus said “THEY HEAR MY VOICE.” So now that’s a problem. Everyone should seek God and make sure they are born again of the Spirit in this case, notice I didn’t say memorize your doctrine, be religious and pious in which case you’ll never hear a thing from God. Humble yourself and seek Him with all your heart. 
In summary, God speaks today to every born again believer by His Spirit to The Holy Spirit that resides in your temple; your body. Jesus can never leave you or forsake you because He is always there inside of you by the Spirit. Which also means when you pray the Holy Spirit in you has direct communication with God who is Spirit and He hears your prayers….The world hates us because they hate Jesus and the Father and His Spirit lives in us always…..

Stillborn Believers

Stillborn Believers  Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” How can someone be born when they are old? Nicodemus asked. Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born! 

Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water (natural birth) and the Spirit (born of the Spirit of God). Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, “You must be born again.” The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear it’s sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So is EVERYONE BORN OF THE SPIRIT.” (John 3:3-8 NIV)
Now later in the same conversation Jesus told Nicodemus that everyone who believes in Him may have eternal life. The KEY here is MAY have eternal life. In other words eternal life is available to all who believe, but there is a requirement; you MUST BE BORN AGAIN! The New America Standard version says “May in Him have eternal life.” What does this mean? 
Well people may believe Jesus existed as a prophet but was not the Son of God who takes away the sins of the world. They may believe Jesus was who He said He was, but have no intention of following His teachings and living a holy, set apart life from the world of sin. 

Just like a modern day example of a politician running for office. You may believe this person is real, but you have no intention of voting for him or her or following them at all. You may even like some of the ideology, but you don’t buy into the whole script. If you truly believe in someone with your whole heart, then you follow them. 
So many preachers today teach ,”just believe and you’ll be saved”, but that is not the whole meaning of what Jesus was saying. He said you must be born again “Period” to enter the kingdom of God. Don’t you realize the demons of hell believe and shudder? It takes more than just believing with your mind. 
It takes believing from your heart, with all your heart that Jesus is Lord and King of Kings. It takes an agreement from your heart that Jesus is the only way to receive forgiveness and placing your full trust in Jesus alone, not what some preacher told you or some feel good sermon you may have heard from church or anywhere else for that matter. It means following Jesus and His words to live your life, no matter what the cost is to you personally. Can this be done by your will? Heavens no, only by the Indwelling of the Spirit of God can you walk with God. Remember it is by His grace through your faith you are saved. There is no other way. 
“Truly I tell you ANYONE who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little CHILD will never enter It.” (Luke18:17) So does holding your hand up in church or walking down an isle or saying a sinners prayer save you? Only if your heart was crying out to God in repentance and in full childlike faith trusting in Jesus to save you! Can people come to God nonchalantly? No way! And for those who do and are born again of the spirit, THEY KNOW IT, they feel it, they believe it, they live it the best they can. Do they fail sometimes? Yes of course. Do they still sin and make mistakes? Yes of course they do. BUT, “a righteous man (or woman) may fall seven times but they will get up, repent and start again! 
Which brings me to another point. How can there be so many who claim to be born again Christians who have never even been baptized? How is that possible? Didn’t Jesus Himself say repent and be baptized? Did He not get baptized Himself to show His covenant with us? I realize there may be extenuating circumstances for a very very small few, but there is no excuse not to be baptized if you are truly following Jesus. It confirms your a true follower and symbolizes his death burial and resurrection. 
The bottom line why so many of those professing to be Christians don’t live the life, is they were STILLBORN. They never were born of the spirit because they never honestly turned to God and believed Jesus and received Him as their Savior and Lord. Any person reading this blog knows in their heart if they were truly born again or just Stillborn. Jesus is waiting, now is the time, repent and give your life to Him and receive Him like a little child and enter the kingdom of heaven. End times are approaching quickly, time is running out, make sure your born-again.

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