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Unbelief and It’s Consequences

 

God’s wrath is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men. The problem in simple terms is that all men and women actually know there is a God of the universe, yet they suppress that truth in unrighteousness acts and deeds. One of the most remarkable things about humans is that everyone knows there is a God. How does everyone know this fact; because God has made it evident to every human being that has ever lived? Exactly! “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.(Romans 1:20)”  The real problem is they don’t honor Him as God, or even give thanks for that matter. Those kinds of people become futile in their speculations or more clearly; vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart is darkened. Those are the kind of people who profess to be wise and educated, but actually become fools. They call evil good and good evil with their darkened hearts. Romans goes on the state they exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.  It all goes back to not honoring God as God. No fear of God and judgments or rewards of God to His children, thus they worship and serve evil and sin.

Those who decide to reject God and His Son Y’Shua Jesus the Messiah, will eventually be given over to degrading passions, like sexual perversions of all sorts including homosexuality so those people will dishonor their own bodies. Then God gives them over to depraved minds who commit every form of evil and murder. Look around in the world right now, in cities and neighborhoods all over the world, what do you see? Morality is in the tank in most every place you look, in every country in the world. And where is the world headed but into chaos on every front. You see when people reject Jesus as Lord and refuse to believe in God, eventually, their hearts gets hard and they are turned over to whatever they love; and in every case it is some sort of evil.

In Noah’s day the world was full of every form of perversion and violence, and Jesus said that’s the way it will be when He returns in the Second Coming. We are almost there. What are the signs of a depraved mind? Someone what is filled with unrighteousness. This includes wickedness, greed, evil, being full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; people who are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, people who are without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving and unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who Practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but give hearty approval to those who practice them (Romans 1:29-32).

So you see unbelief is not just saying someone is an agnostic or atheist or an unbeliever; unbelief has major consequences to every human being. God is so loving and merciful and gives every person a chance and opportunity to find him, but in the end, someone who does not honor Him as God, meaning Jesus the Son and the Father, will eventually fall into every sort of evil and perversion, not to mention receiving the due penalty of their error and at the end of time be cast into the lake of fire reserved for the devil and his angels. Today is the day of salvation, repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved and spend eternity with Him in heaven.

Judge the evil and the evil people for what they are and stay away from them. John says those who practice evil are evil. Don’t judge you say? That is taken totally out of context and evil people use it to try to shame Christians into accepting tolerance and every sin. When Romans 2:1 says passing judgment on those evil sinners are without excuse because some that judge practice the same things and are without excuse. This includes religious and legalistic people who claim to be Christians and saved but are unsaved because of unbelief that faith in Jesus alone saves you and makes you born again. This would also include backslidden Christians living in the world and not living in grace and thankfulness to God who redeemed them. Don’t think there is no consequence for sinning or doing evil because you were once saved and born again.  Think of the times in your life when all hell broke loose because you were not serving God and were backslidden in your heart. It happened to me and it has happened to you as well. God loves us so, he disciplines us until we repent and get back on the right track. In fact Romans 2:9 says “There will be tribulation and distress for every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also to the Greek, but glory and honor and peace to every man who does good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek, for there is no partiality with God.” So which would you rather have? Ok, then keep your heart and mind clean and stop being lazy and pray daily and God will protect your heart. Now there are times of testing which is worth more than gold, then we must prove ourselves when temptation and trials come and remain faithful that God is who He says He is and will bring us through every trial and safely home. But that is not tribulation and distress for doing evil, when you practice sin that’s what happens. Now I didn’t say when you slip up and sin as we all do, the bible says when you practice sin you will have tribulation and distress.

Another verse evil sinners and legalistic religious people just love to use out of context is Matthew 7:1-5 which says “Do not judge lest you be judged by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. And looking at the speck in your brother’s eye when there is a log in yours. First remove the log in your own eye and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brothers eye. What is Jesus saying? Don’t be a hypocrite when you’re doing the same thing or worse. And don’t judge your brother or sister in Christ who are born again. It’s the same thing as we talked about in Romans 2. Jesus never said not to judge evil and evil acts or fruit of a person! In fact you are to judge the fruit of someone, what they are producing in their lives and acts of evil or people of evil as it says “from such people turn away.” Not the sinners, because we are suppose to be teaching them and leading them to Christ, obviously, we don’t hang out with sinners because bad morals corrupt. But those who claim to be Christians and are practicing evil or preaching another gospel, we do judge those works. Interestingly Jesus called some people ravenous wolves, false prophets, vipers and judged their fruit in the same book. My point is simple; don’t fall into the trap when people yell at you “don’t judge” when they want you to compromise with their sin and show tolerance to every act of perversion which is taking place on the earth today in every form.

Unbelief has consequences. For your soul when you don’t believe that faith in Jesus alone gives you eternal life through grace, in your health when you don’t believe God heals, in your finances when you don’t believe God provides, in you trials when you don’t believe God will see you through, in your weakness when you don’t believe God delivers, in your temptations, when you don’t believe God will rescue you if you resist, on and on it goes. If we all examine ourselves, there are areas in all of our lives we can do better and decide to believe no matter what. Fasting is one way to rid you of unbelief and hear God better. We don’t fast enough. Fasting does not make you better in God’s eyes or give you favor; but what it does is open you up to hear God better and gets rid of unbelief. Praying in the Spirit is another and most important is spending time reading and studying the word of God. We must all get stronger and stronger in the Lord and the power of His might as perilous times are here and coming. It’s His power, not ours, His glory not ours, His grace that will see us through. There is none righteous, no not one, but yet we are the righteousness in Christ. We have all sinned and some of us have sinned way more than others, but the blood of Jesus cleans us all not matter what we have done, there is nothing that faith in Jesus shed blood cannot heal and cover. Jesus became sin for us so we don’t have to be lost or pay for our sins as that is what all of us deserve, but Jesus paid it all, all to Him we owe. Some day we will all be with Him if we only repent and believe…….

 

 

 

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…

Church Bells are Ringing, Don’t You Hear Them?

Church Bells are Ringing, Don’t You Hear Them?

The wedding will take place soon, a wedding like no other that has ever occurred in history or will ever occur again. The Spirit and Bride say come, and you’re invited!
This wedding will will have myriads upon myriads of people in attendance, a number too large to count. The hosts will number in the thousands of ten thousands and will escort all the guest to the marriage supper of the Lamb. The most honored groom who has written on His robe and on His thigh “King of Kings and Lord of Lords ” will lead this great assembly of believers, called the Body and the marriage will take place.

Inscribed upon every individual who overcomes is written the name of the Father God. And each person will receive a white stone and a new name written on the stone which no one knows but he who receives it. “Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” They will forever and ever be with the Lamb who was slain and now lives forevermore. The King of Kings who has been given all authority in heaven and on earth will reign forever and the love among His Bride and Him will never die or fade away.

Prepared for His Bride is glory unimagined and so astounding, the thoughts never even entered the hearts of man. A new heaven and a new earth and a new Jerusalem, for the former things are passed away and the current earth will be burned up and He will roll up the current universe and heavens like a scroll and it will be gone. New and pure and clean and untouched by sin will be the new heavens and earth. The Father and the Son will live among the Bride forever and there will be no night there because the Son will be the Light. There the Bride will live and move and dwell with God.

The church bells are ringing, won’t you come? The church bells are ringing to proclaim salvation to all men, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. The Gospel of the Kingdom has almost been proclaimed in all the earth to every tribe, every nation and every tongue, and when that is complete the end of the age will come. It is very near. That Gospel is this; God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. The Lamb was slain for us, for you and for me. His blood washes away our sins when we believe. He will confirm to you by His Holy Spirit who will then reside in you and seal you for the great day of redemption and you will be invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb. Jesus died and rose again and commands us all to be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and be raised to walk a new life.

Love covers a multitude of sins, and Jesus love for you will cover your sins as you repent of your sins and confess Jesus as Lord of your life. He will never leave you and be with you even until the end of the age. Have faith in Him and never let go. Your invitation to the marriage has your name on it and it’s straight from the heart of God. Will you come, will I see you? The Church bells are ringing…..Can’t You Hear Them?….

So You Think You’re Going To Heaven ?

So You Think You’re Going To Heaven ?

I wonder how many people when they die will be in total shock the moment they realize they did not make it to heaven at all, but instead find themselves in torment where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth with no way out, no escape, ever!

What is the last thing Jesus said as He was going up into Heaven? ” Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20) Are you a true disciple or just a pretender? Do you observe all that He commanded or just some of it? If you claim you love Jesus then why have some of you not obeyed His teachings? He said if you say you love me and do not keep His commandants then you are a liar and the truth is not in you. Which brings me to another point.

I am speaking to the Church here, those that call themselves Christians. The gospel is very clear on the way to salvation. True salvation is very straight forward and spoken plainly by Jesus. He said “Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am He (Messiah) you will die in your sins.” (John 8:24) so the first thing is to believe that Jesus is the Son of God and came from the Father to offer himself up for you and all your sins. But wait, you said you believe this? Does this alone save you? Not really, there are other factors involved here.

First you must repent of your sins and sinful life and decide to stop sinning which IS true repentance; to turn around and go in the other direction, to stop living a life of sin IS repentance! Repenting is not just saying a few words, it is acting on your prayer and confession. It is using your faith to believe with God all things are possible and repenting of your past while believing is the necessary releasing of your faith to make that change. The entire gospel begins with repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand. If faith without works is dead, then salvation without repentance is not salvation at all.

What else does the word say to do? Confess Jesus is Lord. If you believe Jesus is the Son of God in your heart truly, then you will confess Him before men. Confess with your mouth to others, your family, your friends to strangers and to anyone who will listen.. Jesus said He will confess Your Name before the Father if you confess Him before men. The same applies if you don’t, He won’t either. So here we have it as in Romans 10:9-10: “that if you CONFESS WITH YOUR MOUTH, Jesus is Lord and BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART that God raised Him from the dead. You will be SAVED; for with the heart a person believes resulting in righteousness and with the mouth he confesses resulting in salvation”. But wait there’s more…

Read AGAIN WHAT JESUS SAID and He said Baptism. I don’t want to hear all the fussing and debating about doctrinal differences on baptism. Jesus said GET BAPTIZED! that should be enough for anyone. Baptism is rarely even mentioned now days in 50% of the churches, why? Because it takes effort on the believers part and is an inconvenience for some churches. Every single believer who gets saved (remember Romans 10:9-10?) should be running to the water to obey the gospel that JESUS and the apostles said to do and that’s get baptized. Any Christian can baptize a new believer. Do it in a swimming pool, do it in the river, do it in the lake, fill up a tub and do it. No one has ANY EXCUSE NOT TO BE BAPTIZED! But what about the thief on the cross? Good for him, but JESUS STILL SAID FOR YOU TO GET BAPTIZED AND BECOME A DISCIPLE, I wonder how many thousands of born again believers never got baptized because it’s importance is not taught in their churches? Doesn’t the bible say “We are buried with Christ in Baptism and raised to walk a new life? The act alone of baptism doesn’t save you, but isn’t it an appeal to God for a clean conscience ? Debate doctrines all you want, but Jesus was baptized and tells us to be baptized. A disciple is a FOLLOWER (hello are you listening?) you are no disciple if you are not a follower of All Jesus commanded. But wait there’s more….

” You men (and women) who are stiff necked and uncircumcised in HEART and EARS are always RESISTING THE HOLY SPIRIT; you are doing just LIKE YOUR FATHERS DID. (Acts 7:51) Many people NEVER EVEN ASK for the Holy Spirit, but yet Jesus says ” how much more will He give the Holy Spirit for those who ASK HIM. (Luke 11:13) All you stiff necked Christians; what do you think Pentecost was for? Or The book of Acts? Or First and Second Corinthians? Do You believe the demons lies that Pentecost is no more even though the Apostle Paul perfectly explains it all and said to “EARNESTLY SEEK THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT BUT ESPECIALLY THAT YOU PROPHESY”? Unbelief is the killer of faith. The Holy Spirit baptism and gifts of the Spirit are for Today just as it was for the early church. Usually the same people who don’t believe this are the same people who don’t believe in healing or miracles so it stands to reason, Devils have convinced millions those things passed away. It’s escapes their mind that Jesus said I will never leave you and teaching them to observe ALL things I have commanded you. And “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever” So many people listen to doctrines of Devils in their own churches, from their own pastors. You might be totally shocked if you would actually fast and pray and seek God with all your heart and ask Jesus and say “gimme all you got Lord, I’m open and willing to receive” But most of you will just stay in your comfort zone and not go deeper into the things of God because your lukewarm and fear and refuse to believe the word of God, you would rather listen to the teaching of your denomination because it’s easier that way. So sad how so many are missing out on all God has for them.

So lets see here Acts 2:37, 38 and 2:39, 40,41 pretty much sum it all up: “Now when they heard this they were pierced in their heart and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, Brethren, what shall we do?” Peter said to them, REPENT (stop sinning) and each of you BE BAPTIZED in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins (It’s not the water but faith in Jesus blood) and you shall receive the GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT( no gift equals no Holy Spirit) For the PROMISE (what promise? The Holy Spirit) is for you and your children and for ALL WHO ARE FAR OFF (that would be us) as Many as the Lord God will call to Himself (that would be us also)” So then those Who had received his WORD were Baptized…”

Several places in the New Testament, Ephesians 4:30 being just one place, says we are SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD FOR THE DAY OF REDEMPTION. Anyone who thinks they will make heaven without the Holy Spirit is sadly mistaken. You must be born again by the Spirit of God to ever see the kingdom Jesus said. Why would Jesus say to those on judgment day “Depart from me I never know you?” Because they were playing Christian not real born again Christians.

1) They never repented from their hearts and never turned away from their sin.
2) They did not truly believe Jesus and his teaching (thus they never repented)
3) They did not take up their cross daily and confess Jesus before men. When persecution came they denied him.
4) They were baptized, but without true repentance and faith in Jesus Blood, it meant nothing, it was just getting wet.
5) They never sought the Lord with all their hearts and ask for the Holy Spirit in faith and got sealed, so therefore; they were never born again.
6) They never forgave others from their hearts so God could not forgive them.
7) They never loved God with all their heart and their neighbor as themselves. (That’s why they lived a sinful life)

Many will say on judgment day, didn’t we do many mighty things in your name? God’s word spoken will heal and deliver with faith of the receiver, not the sender (preacher) it’s the word (Jesus is the word) He sent His word and healed them, the person never heals, it’s faith in the word. That’s how Jesus can say on judgment day, depart from me I never knew you to those fake Christians. DO YOU KNOW HIM? Follow Him and be a real disciple. You must be willing to lay down your life for the gospel and Jesus sake. You must be real………God loves you so much, He’s waiting for your prayers right now…..

Are You Ready for The Coming King ?  

Are You Ready for the Coming King?

” Seek the Lord while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and let the unrighteousness man his thoughts; and let him RETURN TO THE LORD, and He will have compassion on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly PARDON. For My thoughts are not your thoughts; neither are your ways My ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts. ” (Isaiah 55:6-9)

Unfortunately, for millions, the Lord won’t be found as this planet winds down to the end of the age and Jesus Christ returns to rule and reign for a thousand years. Why not? Because they simply are not looking and seeking Him. The Lord is near ! “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision ! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.”(Joel 3:14) The human race is born in sin and most seek their own pleasure instead of seeking God first. Worries of this life take center stage in most minds with little thought given to their own spiritual awakening, or soul searching or contact with the Creator of the universe and much less where they will spend eternity, for the soul of man never dies. Everyone will spend it somewhere; either in glorious peace and wonderment in heaven with the Father and His Son or in the deep recesses of hell with Satan and his angels in the lake of fire reserved for the wicked. There will be weeping and pain and gnashing of teeth and it will never end.

The love of money, power and pleasures drive humans to do the most despicable and barbaric acts that the majority of people can not even imagine in their wildest dreams. As the bible so rightly quotes; ” For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”(Ephesians 6:12) Struggles transliteration in the Greek is “Pale” which means “Wrestling” and is from the root word “Pallo” which means “to vibrate.” It’s the match of the ages. Notice it is not a war. The war has already been won by Jesus who made an open defeat of Satan when He arose from the dead for the whole universe to see. For us, it’s a struggle, a wrestling match to claim what is already ours by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony by which we overcome the bible says. Team Jesus is always the victors!

World headlines denote the tremendous evil circling the globe right now. And for anyone who has the slightest idea of all the foretold prophesies; you know all things are being fulfilled right before your eyes and the soon return of Jesus as King is just barely over the horizon and right around the corner. We are not talking decades now, we are literally talking within a very short few years if not sooner. Even only five short years ago; who would have ever guessed that the words of Jesus spoken in the gospels and the warnings of Revelation would appear right on the scene, right in front of our eyes in our lifetime? They will kill you and think they are offering their God a service. The Christian beheadings and murders and persecutions have begun all around the world.

Even the majority of non-believers have heard of the Antichrist and the battle of armageddon and heard of the coming wars. They have also heard of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. No one is without excuse, no one. ” For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.”(Romans 1:20)” For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who SUPPRESS THE TRUTH in unrighteousness, for God has made it EVIDENT WITHIN THEM.” (Romans 1:18-19) now that’s powerful ! Everyone knows deep inside and will have no excuses why they didn’t seek God, why they didn’t learn the truth, why they didn’t study the bible, why they didn’t pray and why they didn’t believe. And the ones who flatly refused to repent when they knew the truth, woe to them.

This period of grace is almost at the close. Soon every nation, tongue and tribe will have heard the gospel as a witness and then the end will come. Jesus said “As in the days of Noah” is what it will be like, immorality and violence will cover the earth and people will still be marrying and buying and selling goods. When they least expect it, Boom, the last trumpet will sound and Jesus will burst through the Eastern Sky to gather His elect from the four corners of the earth! Are you ready? Really ready? I would hate to be in your shoes if your not. There is no second chances. This life is all you have, the price for your sins has already been paid, repent today and turn from your wicked ways and call on the name of Jesus to forgive you and save you. Don’t be like the rest of the world who are so busy with the cares of life and making more money that all of this takes you totally unaware. God loves  you, will you love Him back???

All Cowards Go To Hell ?

All Cowards Go To Hell

The very first group named in Revelation 21:8 whose part will be in the lake of fire and brimstone, which is the second death are the COWARDLY. First on the list before the unbelieving, the abominable, the murderers, the immoral, the sorcerers, the idolaters and the liars! Now all these groups will have a part in the lake of fire, for God is Holy and just and shows No Partiality to anyone. It is no joke that we all reap what we have sown, but there is a way out before you die. More on that in a minute.

Why do you suppose the Cowards are the first ones mentioned? Think about it; of all the sin and wickedness in humans that lead to the second death and eternal damnation in the lake of fire, none is more detested and hated by God than Cowards. How can this be? Your thoughts are probably churning right now and your reasoning power is kicking in and you have some pretty good ideas as to why.

Being an ex-marine and facing death day after day in Vietnam Nam; all of us were afraid and scared at times believe you me, but I never saw cowards. I’m sure there must have been some, but I never personality met any in the war zone. What I did see and hear is soldiers crying out to God for mercy and forgiveness as they were dying. I heard others calling out for their mothers and a few others who went to the other side cussing and screaming as they were the most afraid and for good reason.

Saint Luke wrote in chapter twelve, verse five what Jesus said about it. ” I say to you my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that have no more they can do. But I warn you who to fear: Fear the one who after He has killed, has authority to cast into hell; yes I tell you, fear Him.” The martyred Christians being killed and beheaded all around the world and especially in the Middle East are perfect examples to us to be faithful to the end and receive a crown of life and rule and reign with Christ. You think they weren’t afraid and scared? They were, but their faith in Jesus was stronger than their weakness and their love for God is and was stronger than their love of their own lives. Now they abide with Him forever.

You don’t have to be marched off to be beheaded to renounce your faith in Jesus and confess Allah to be a coward. All you have to do is NOT confess Jesus before men and women in this life, in your world, among your family and friends and co-workers and acquaintances and today that includes social media because your afraid of men. Being a coward isn’t not going to church, but being afraid of what someone will say about or to you for standing up for righteousness. Being afraid of any kind of verbal persecution for your belief that Jesus is Lord is being a Coward. Going along with society is being a coward. Because some laws of the land are changed due to society breaking down and loving immorality, you don’t have to agree with and especially condone it. You don’t have to go around waving a flag calling everyone sinners, but you do have to speak up for the gospel truths any time you are confronted. And know enough to state your case as to why you believe the way you do.

If your church becomes apostate and accepts social pressures to conform and condone biblical immorality, get out and find a group of believers who believe God. Staying means your become a part of their sin, otherwise your a coward. If you call yourself a Christian and condone the killing of innocent babies in the womb because of social pressures, then your a coward. ” I will not revoke it’s punishment, Because they ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead…”(Amos 1:13) abortion is sin and murder. If you go along with it because of social pressures than you are a coward. If you call yourself a Christian and vote for leaders and platforms and parties that condone any and all of the above than you are a coward and a liar, for your religion is worthless. Hopefully none of you are in that category, and if you are, than repent and God will forgive you.

Today in the year of 2015, there will be a great shaking by God to see who is really on the Lord’s side. The shaking of economies, the shaking of governments, the shaking of lands, the shaking of societies, the shaking of churches and religion and the shaking of believers and non-believers alike. Who has courage and who will stand? “To hate evil is to fear God “says proverbs 8:13. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”(Joshua 1:5-9) the Bible also says that the fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.”(Proverbs 29:25)

If you have been a coward, then repent, God loves you and will forgive you. If you have sinned, then repent, God loves you and will forgive you. If you have aborted your child, then repent, God will forgive you. And if you have committed any other sins, no matter how horrible they are repent, God will forgive you. As long as we have breath, we have the opportunity to repent and be forgiven. Remember you must also forgive others as the Lord has forgiven you. If your not born again, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ who died and is alive forevermore. Believe He died for you and His blood washes away all sins, past present and future as you repent and ask forgiveness. Get baptized as the Lord commanded too. God loves you so much go to Him now. Be strong, take courage and pray God grant you the heart of a Lion and you will never be a coward again……

So You’re Scared to Speak in Tongues?

(This is a re-blog of May 2011 as it has gotten hundreds of hits from all over the world and it still continues to this day. Why? Because some people know there has to be more than just the salvation experience and those seeking more of God will find Him patiently waiting to answer as they open up their hearts by faith in His word.)

How in the world can you possibly live an overcoming life in this wicked world without the fullness of the Holy Spirit? How can you possibly go from day to day with all the troubles in this life without the power to overcome and succeed? Do you really believe you can make it all on your own by whining and crying to God to forgive you every day because you don’t have the willpower in yourself to walk daily with God? Let me ask you a question, why would God give the early church the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues and all the nine gifts of the Spirit and not give them to us in the 21st century? Can you honestly say that God loved the first century Christians more than He loves us? The answer of course is NO! If the Bible says that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever and changes not, doesn’t that mean He really is the same today?

Now think about this; why would He give the early church power for individuals to witness and live for Him and leave us in the 21st century to go through life with no power from God and let us just gut it out by our own willpower? (Like we can really do that) He would not and He didn’t! So many churches do not teach the full gospel of Jesus Christ, they just pluck out the verses to meet their doctrine and forget the rest and have zero power in the spiritual realm. Many churches rarely even mention the Holy Spirit and so their members are clueless because they don’t seek the truth out for themselves. If you can pay attention and be serious about this subject for a few minutes (that is if you really want to know why it’s real) Then we can reason together providing you can put your doctrine aside for a few minutes and forget what you have been taught for just a little while. Open up your heart and you’ll see it.

Not only is Jesus Christ the same today, but He actually says signs and wonders will increase as the end of this age draws to a close and God did say “I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh and your sons and daughters will prophesy, young men will see visions and old men will dream dreams.(Acts 2:17)” Jesus did not do one miracle, not a single one, until He was baptized in the Holy Spirit  after He was water baptized by John the Baptist! And neither did any other Christian! Didn’t John the Baptist say “I baptize you with water but one who is coming after me will baptize you in the Holy Spirit?” After then and only then did anyone including Jesus perform any miracles. And who did John say would baptize you in the Holy Spirit? Jesus Christ Himself baptizes you in the Holy Spirit! This is a totally separate experience than when you received the Spirit in salvation. How is that you say?

Would you agree all the Apostles were saved as were many believers in the early church, but Jesus told them not to do anything until they receive the Holy Spirit not many days from now. This is the LAST THING Jesus told them so the importance was Significant. He told them this in Acts1:4,5. Then in Acts1:8 Jesus said “But you shall receive POWER after the Holy Spirit is come upon you….” Then it happened, they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues. NOT just the Apostles, but everyone in attendance. Speaking in tongues happens every time you receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Now it is possible to receive the baptism and not speak in tongues until a little later (like a few days or so) but that is because your mind is fighting to believe that speaking in tongues is real for today, because you have been taught all your life incorrectly by the doctrine of your church or preacher or priest or someone else. And know this…God does not hit you up on the side of your head and make you speak in tongues. It is an act of faith just like salvation. You have to start speaking and talking not worrying about what your words sound like as you mind is unfruitful the bible says and you won’t have any idea what the strange  sounds or words mean, but God will understand you perfectly. For we do not know how to pray, but the Spirit does inside us; with groans and utterances to deep for the mind to understand (1Cori 14:2)

Paul says in 1st Corinthians 14 Desire earnestly spiritual gifts but especially that you may prophesy…Now I wish you all spoke in tongues…..For if I pray in a tongue my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful….I thank God I speak in tongues more than you all…..So then tongues are for a sign to unbelievers…do not forbid to speak in tongues!!! Stop fearing speaking in tongues! Do you want to taste the sweet Spirit of God or not? Relax then, and the sweetness of God will come on you when you ask and believe. It will feel like an electrical charge, but not hurt and will be sweet love of God. Sometimes you won’t feel anything until later. There is nothing to be afraid of, God loves you so much and Jesus wants to give you His power.

If you follow the book of Acts, you will notice three distinct things happening throughout the book. First, they believed in their heart that Jesus is Lord and His blood washed away all their sins, (water can’t do that) Secondly, they were water baptized after they believed as a sign of the death and resurrection of Jesus, and Third, they received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit by faith by believing or by prayer or by the laying on of hands by some other Christians. These were regular people like you and me not Apostles. The book of Acts is full of examples of this second encounter with God through the baptism of the Holy Spirit. How could anyone from any denomination read the book of Acts and not believe the experience is for all believers? There is only one answer, because they have been taught wrong by their church. Let’s take a look at prime examples of unbelief taught by churches today…..

In Corinthians, it states that love will last and tongues and prophesy and knowledge will pass away when the Perfect comes.”For we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. So, people say see, there it says it will pass away. First of all, we still have knowledge, in fact its increasing so fast everyday that you can hardly keep up with it. Secondly, then face to face (when the Perfect comes) means that when we are face to face with Jesus in heaven. He alone is the perfect one. Its not talking about the bible as there are some mistakes and wrong translations of certain Greek or Hebrew words to English. Jesus is the Word but only He is perfect. You won’t be looking face to face with a bible. So yea, all things will pass away when we are in heaven with Jesus because we won’t need them then, but love will remain forever. In this evil world we need the power of the Holy Spirit and everything that goes with the Baptism of the Holy Spirit including the gifts to live victorious in these coming perilous times. The worst things get, the more you will need the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Let me ask you another question. Why would chapter 14 of first Corinthians say pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy if it wasn’t for today? Answer is it would not be in the bible. And how are you going to have spiritual gifts unless you have the second encounter with God by the baptism of the Holy Spirit? Answer is you won’t. And why did Paul say in verse five, “Now I wish you all spoke in tongues, but even more that you would prophesy? Answer is you are supposed to speak in tongues. If you pray in a tongue, your spirit prays, but your mind is unfruitful it says in verse 14. And again in verse 39 it says “desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak in tongues. In church, only two or three speak in tongues but someone that has the gift of interpretation must be present to interpret the tongues, but in your private prayer life you can speak in tongues all the time or anytime to edify yourself. And when you don’t know what to pray, you pray in tongues and the Spirit in you will talk directly to God! What a blessing to have in this evil world.

Just a couple more points I would like to make about the baptism of the Holy Spirit. In Acts 2:39 it says “ For the promise is for you and your children and all who are far off as many as the Lord our God shall call to Himself.” The promise is what? Look at the verse above. The previous verse says….. and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” The gift, the baptism of the Holy Spirit is for you today and last forever until Jesus comes back as many as the Lord shall call to Himself. The Holy Spirit didn’t stop or go away in AD 61 as some unbelieving preachers teach, no, it’s for today just as it was in the first century. And why doesn’t the gifts manifest when people get baptized in water? Because they don’t believe it, have not been taught correctly and/or they are trusting in the water instead of the blood of Jesus to wash away their sins. Many will be shocked when they die, because Jesus will say depart from me I never knew you.  Why? Because they were never born again of the Spirit. They were practicing their religion just like the Pharisees did in Jesus day. The born again experience and the baptism of the Holy Spirit can only happen from the heart by faith believing in the full gospel.

“Luke 11:13 says “If you then being evil know how to give good gifts to your children…how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit for those who ask Him? Have you ask Him? You see here you don’t have to be sinless or perfect to receive the Holy Spirit that is a lie from Satan to keep you from believing it. The devil is a liar, forget about those negative thoughts when you’re seeking the baptism and just believe God. You were a sinner when you first believed weren’t you? We all are sinners and fall short but Jesus blood constantly cleans us.

So, if you want to have more of God and you believe the word, then it’s time to ask Jesus right now to baptize you in the Holy Spirit, to completely fill you with His Spirit of love. If God says He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit then He will! If you ask for a fish will He give you a stone? No, He will hear your prayer in faith and answer you. Here is a good way to pray. Just get alone and lift up your hands right now and ask Him and surrender yourself to the Creator, our Lord and thank Him for doing what He said He would do. Pray this prayer if you need help…..

Father, I know my need for your power to live in this Christian life and be a bold witness for you. Please fill me with your Holy Spirit. By faith, I receive it right now. Holy Spirit, you are welcome in my life, come and fill me up with power from on high. Thank you Lord for this wonderful gift….Now you can do what Mark 16:17 says “And these signs will follow those who believed; in My name they will speak in new tongues… they will lay hands on the sick and they will recover …More teaching on this subject in my other blogs….

Jesus said in Matt 26:28 “For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.”

 

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