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The Day Your Heart Stops

What will happen the day your heart stops? You know the old saying “your only one heartbeat away from eternity” it won’t matter if you’re a Democrat or Republican or an independent  when that day comes.  Funny, death never crosses the minds of the majority of humanity which now number over Seven Billion souls. Statistics show an estimated death rate of over 150,000 per day die around the world and that number is growing. That’s a lot of people leaving this life on planet earth. So how about you, have you given it any serious thought? You know once you leave there’s no coming back, there’s no second chance, (it’s appointed for man once to die and then judgment) and everything that you’ve done in this life will be rewarded either good or bad Jesus said. We will all reap what we have sowed except for one very important and situation, and that situation is forgiveness by Gods grace through faith. The slate can be wiped clean no matter how many Sins or horrible things a person has done in their lives by one simple act, that is obeying the gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ. 

Thousands of people will start their day without the smallest inclination that this is their last day on earth. Thousands will go to bed never realizing that they will never wake up again in this life. Still thousands of others have no idea a bomb or a bullet or a knife or trucks or cars or an accident will kill them today. Thousands of others will get the bad reports from their doctor of cancer or some other killing disease will soon take their life. 
Mankind’s hearts are desperately wicked and unless they’re born again by the Spirit of God they will never see heaven, but only the torment of a real place called hell and the lake of fire for eternity. Why? Because they didn’t love the truth, but loved their sins. Their hearts became darkened as they worshiped the Creation rather than the Creator. Their minds seared like a hot iron with sin and wickedness and perversions of every sort. Like wild animals feasting on their prey, pursuing the love of money and drugs and sexual immorality as their only goals. When you read how messed up people will be in the last days, you realize we are there now as the beginning of sorrows has already started. Read your bible, it only gets worse and worse until the Second Coming of Jesus Christ and then a thousand years of peace. Just a few more years and it will be all over. 
Any day or night our time could be up, it may come suddenly or it may be drawn out, but that day is coming and you know it. God does not want anyone to perish He is a God of restoration and that’s why he sent his son Jesus Christ to become flesh and live sinless on this earth and die on the cross shedding His blood as a substitution, as a covering for our sins and he rose again from the dead becoming the first fruits so that we two will rise again in the resurrection. Until then our spirit returns to God in Heaven awaiting that great gettin up morning call the resurrection. 
There is not a single good and perfect person who has lived or is currently living no matter how righteous they may act, and neither are you or me. Our hope is in Christ our redeemer! Don’t let another day another hour go by without repenting of your sins and asking Jesus in your heart to save you. Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you and get baptized in the name of the father the son and the Holy Ghost in water as soon as you can. 

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 Bride, 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?….

Trust in the Lord in these Days of Trouble

Trust the Lord in these Days of Trouble

Our trust should never in mankind, and especially government. Anyone thinking that newly elected officials and leaders will change everything for the better and will fix things are deceiving themselves. The bible explicitly says our fight is against evil in high places and not against flesh and blood, but against the forces of darkness controlling the men and women in high places. The current evil in the hearts of leaders around the world have one motivation; control, and with that control comes riches and money and more money; the love of which is the root of all evil. Most leaders are the puppets of the elite; the real controllers of the economies of the world. Who can trust them, any of them? Trade packs and secret agreements render constitutions and sovereignty of nations destroyed, while those in charge take control of the masses.

Interestingly, in Jeremiah the Lord states His case against the utter stupidly of trusting in mankind. In chapter 17:5 and following we read; ” Thus says the Lord, CURSED IS THE MAN WHO TRUST IN MANKIND AND MAKES FLESH HIS STRENGTH, AND WHOSE HEART TURNS AWAY FROM THE LORD.” There you go; you want to be cursed, just trust in mankind and flesh. This is very serious warnings from God, not to be taken lightly or ignored. God says CURSED is the man, not some slap on the wrist bad boy correction. I certainly don’t want me or my family cursed, do you? I get it Lord and I hope you do too.

On the other side, listen to what the Lord says about trusting Him through all things. In verse seven God says; “BLESSED IS THE MAN WHO TRUSTS IN THE LORD AND WHOSE TRUST IS THE LORD. For he will be like a tree planted by the water, that extends its Roots by a stream, and WILL NOT FEAR WHEN THE HEAT COMES; but it’s leaves will be green, and IT WILL NOT BE ANXIOUS IN THE YEAR OF THE DROUGHT, NOR CEASE TO YIELD FRUIT.” Wow what a promise! No matter what is going on around us in the earth, we will not fear! We will flourish when the heat of trials and perilous times comes and we will not be anxious at the drought ( California and West) and we will continue to yield fruit! When things are really bad, we will still prosper for one reason; our trust is in the Lord and Him alone!

” The lord searches our hearts and test our minds even to give to each man according to his ways, according to the results of his deeds. As a partridge that hatches eggs which it has not laid, so is he who makes a fortune, but unjustly; in the midst of his days it will forsake him, and in the end he will be a fool.” ( vs 11)

” The Lord is our refuge in the day of disaster” Jesus is our bridge over troubled waters, focus on the bridge not the troubled waters. We walk by faith not by sight. In these coming days of trouble, know that God is with you and will never leave you and will be WITH YOU through the trouble. God may not take us out of the midst of the trouble, but He will be with us through it all. To the coming darkness remember; ” YOUR WORD IS A LAMP TO MY FEET AND A LIGHT TO MY PATH.” (Psalms 119:105)

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and don’t lean on your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”(Proverbs 3:5-6)

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???

God Can’t Anoint Your Avatar

God Can’t Anoint Your Avatar

As the Bible says knowledge will be greatly increased in the last days and men will run too and fro across the earth. We are living in those days! Social media has exploded around the world with up to the moment Tweets, hourly Facebook updates, and never ending Fantasy Worlds of online virtual worlds where anyone can pick an Avatar and be totally unidentifiable, incognito and secretly slip into worlds and virtual relationships never before imagined by the public at large. Games like Second Life, IMVU, ourWorld, Moove online, WeeWorld and Migo Land are but a few of places teens and adults go to try to escape the reality of this down fallen world but in most cases fall into worlds where sin and perversion are so rampant, they wind up getting bound up by emotional evil at it best with an addicting pull on their souls like some drug that is hard to break.

Unfortunately, many Christians have also taken this tumble into the Virtual Worlds by justifying it as “not real” or “just fantasy”, but are so bound up in the games of sin, they cannot break away from the thrill of it all without anybody knowing or seeing who they really are in real life. The Avatar becomes their true alternative version of themselves, free to do anything they would never do in real life, but think that there are no consequences to sinning heavily in their online virtual worlds. The problem is all sin is just that, “sin,” and the consequences of sin is always death in some form. It could be death in relationships in real life, or leading to death of your soul for eternity. At one point long ago I was involved in virtual worlds and so I know from experience, they are very sinful, addicting and can cause serious issues in a persons real life. Repenting and turning away from this is the only way to escape the bound up way of this lifestyle of online virtual worlds. Asking God for forgiveness and stop sinning is the only way to bring back the peace and blessings in your life.

God can’t bless what you pretend to be. He can’t minister to your mask. God can’t save your selfie! You may have the popularity, you may have the possessions in life, but are your losing yourself? You may have secret pleasures, but are your losing your soul? If your losing yourself; what good is it? God can only bless who you really are, not who you pretend to be. God cannot anoint your Avatar! He knows everything about you. He even knows all your thoughts and sins of your heart. The great news is He is also a loving and forgiving God and His mercies are new every morning. He will forgive you, He will help you overcome, He will never forsake you because He loves you. This Easter season which celebrates the death and resurrection of Jesus, make a covenant with God that you will live for Him and turn from your sinful ways and follow His word. God can’t bless or forgive your Avatar, but He can bless and forgive you. Give Him the real “you” from your heart and the times of refreshing will return to your soul. It’s time to stop playing at life as perilous times are beginning and everyone must make a stand for Jesus in this real life God gave us. Get real with God and others and live here, not there….,

Heaven and the New Jerusalem

Revelation says the “The New Jerusalem” will come down from heaven as a bride adorned for her husband. It is 1500 miles wide X 1500 miles in length X 1500 miles high and that’s just the city that comes down out of heaven and sits on the New Earth. It has many mansions and every kind of precious jewel make up the foundation. There are 12 gates and each gate is one solid pearl. The streets are pure gold and a river of life runs out from the throne of God. There is no need for light there as God is so bright He is the light. Everyone will finally see God’s face there and the Lamb who was slain Jesus Christ. Millions of Angels will also be there with all those who came to believe Jesus is God’s Son.
The New Jerusalem is so beautiful we humans can’t even comprehend it with our minds. Can you imagine how gigantic the New Earth has to be for a city 1500 miles X 1500 miles X 1500 miles high has to be for the New Jerusalem to sit on top of it? Everyone will live with God and Jesus on the new earth and have a “Place” there with access to the New Jerusalem where we can go in and out. We will never die and live forever and ever in this restored Garden of Eden in the New Earth. There will be plenty to do as we will even judge Angels. Time will be no more and there won’t be a concept of time like we have now. This earth will eventually be burned up and there will also be new heavens. No sin or sickness or sadness or pain will exist there for we will all be redeemed and holy. Nothing in this present world is worth missing heaven and eternal bliss. No pain, whether mental or physical in this life will even compare to the glory of the new heaven and new earth.
Everything will be worth it beyond our comprehension. This current earth is not our home the bible says, we are but pilgrims on our way to glory because of Jesus and Him alone. We deserve death in hell, but God’s great gift, (and it is a gift) and love for us by sending His Son means we can live in this wonderful place beyond the stars. Make sure you never forget this…..Our family and friends who believed in Jesus as the Son of God are waiting there for us. Jesus said ” I go to prepare a “place” for you, for where I am, there you will be also”. Don’t miss it….

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