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God Has had Enough

Isaiah prophesied in the time between 740 B.C. to 681 B.C and the book of Isaiah remains one of the most quoted books of the Bible, but few, however; understand its significance in proclaiming that God takes takes no pleasure in the blood of bulls and lambs and goats and sacrifices, but one was coming who would be the Ultimate sacrifice for sins of the people.

God was fed up with the hypocrisy of practicing religion and bringing offerings while living very sinful lives. Does that ring a bell? Look at America and Europe, it’s worse today than ever. He said it this way: “ Bring your worthless offerings no longer,

            Incense is an abomination to Me.

            New moon and sabbath, the calling of assemblies—

            I cannot endure iniquity and the solemn assembly.

      14“I hate your new moon festivals and your appointed feasts,

            They have become a burden to Me;

            I am weary of bearing them.

      15“So when you spread out your hands in prayer,

            I will hide My eyes from you;

            Yes, even though you multiply prayers,

            I will not listen.

            Your hands are covered with blood.

It’s the same today worshipers full of iniquity and full of unrepented sin pretending everything is ok as they attend solemn assembly’s on Sunday mornings. So what does the Lord say to them? “Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean;

            Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight.

            Cease to do evil,

      17Learn to do good;

            Seek justice,

            Reprove the ruthless,

            Defend the orphan,

            Plead for the widow.

He’s telling us the same thing today repent repent repent of your hidden sins and do good and stop being evil, then lift up holy hands in worship and prayer and He will hear you.

Come now, and let us reason together,”

            Says the LORD,

            “Though your sins are as scarlet,

            They will be as white as snow;

            Though they are red like crimson,

            They will be like wool.

      19“If you consent and obey,

            You will eat the best of the land;

      20“But if you refuse and rebel,

            You will be devoured by the sword.”

            Truly, the mouth of the LORD has spoken. Devoured by the sword? How about war and nukes today? Whether it’s 700 B.C. or 2019 sin is still sin and hypocrisy is still hypocrisy and justice is still justice.

Prophecy about Jesus is so clear in Isaiah 53 it’s mind blowing how Jewish people and others for that matter couldn’t see it, the plain truth right in front of your face:

“ He has no stately form or majesty

            That we should look upon Him,

            Nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him.

      3He was despised and forsaken of men,

            A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief;

            And like one from whom men hide their face

            He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

      4Surely our griefs He Himself bore,

            And our sorrows He carried;

            Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken,

            Smitten of God, and afflicted.

      5But He was pierced through for our transgressions,

            He was crushed for our iniquities;

            The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him,

            And by His scourging we are healed.

      6All of us like sheep have gone astray,

            Each of us has turned to his own way;

            But the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all

            To fall on Him.

      7He was oppressed and He was afflicted,

            Yet He did not open His mouth;

            Like a lamb that is led to slaughter,

            And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers,

            So He did not open His mouth.

      8By oppression and judgment He was taken away;

            And as for His generation, who considered

            That He was cut off out of the land of the living

            For the transgression of my people, to whom the stroke was due?

      9His grave was assigned with wicked men,

            Yet He was with a rich man in His death,

            Because He had done no violence,

            Nor was there any deceit in His mouth.

      10But the LORD was pleased

            To crush Him, putting Him to grief;

            If He would render Himself as a guilt offering,

            He will see His offspring,

            He will prolong His days,

            And the good pleasure of the LORD will prosper in His hand.

      11As a result of the anguish of His soul,

            He will see it and be satisfied;

            By His knowledge the Righteous One,

            My Servant, will justify the many,

            As He will bear their iniquities.

      12Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great,

            And He will divide the spoils with the strong;

            Because He poured out Himself to death,

            And was numbered with the transgressors;

            Yet He Himself bore the sin of many,

            And interceded for the transgressors.”

Jesus is the answer to life….and the afterlife…

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The greatest Gift you can receive…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Furious about Pedophile Priest in Pennsylvania?

I’m sure you’ve seen or heard in the news about the recent discoveries of over 300 Priest pedophiles and homosexuals molesting over 1000 children mostly boys but some girls and this is only one state. How many are there in 50 states or 50 countries around the world molesting children by the thousands? Human trafficking and harvesting body parts is also happening every single day worldwide. Evil pure evil.

But why is the Catholic Church so involved? I believe I have some answers. The bottom line is the institution called Roman Catholic teaches heresy on several fronts led by the Pope and Vatican. The number one issue is they don’t teach their flock to be “Born Again.” They actually deny the necessity of the new birth. Jesus said “ You must be born again to enter the kingdom of heaven.” Without the new birth by the Holy Spirit you are a walking dead man or woman and no regeneration takes place in your soul. John chapter 3. This can only happen by repentance of your sins and trusting in Jesus Christ alone, then you become new and the old things are passed away. By faith righteousness covers you because of Jesus shed blood. Now the Catholic Church believes that happens at baptism but again how can a baby believe, they can’t.

Because the new birth is not taught even to their priesthood they still carry the heavy sin nature and they’re going to take their sinful heart with them, whether it be homosexuals molesting boys or heterosexual priests peering at pornography. The same goes for any denomination, not just the Roman Catholic Church. The Bible says we are so sinful that we drink iniquity like water (Job 15:16). We love the darkness and hate the light, and putting on the robes of religion won’t change that reality. This is why Jesus said that we must be born again.

Another factor that contributes to the Roman Catholic debauchery is they deny the total sin nature of man. Pope Francis has said atheist don’t have to believe in Jesus to go to heaven, and they don’t need Gods forgiveness nor do homosexuals despite the fact that the Bible states the wages of sin is eternal death in a lake of fire and scriptures state in the beginning God created male and female. And believe it or not they also embrace the unscientific theory of evolution.

Their church laws says Priest are forbidden to marry despite the apostle Paul’s writing that made it clear that it’s better to marry “than to burn with passion” (1 Corinthians 7:9). The Bible also tells us that Peter was married (Matthew 8:14), and that when he and the apostles traveled they took their wives with them (1 Corinthians 9:5).

Still the Roman Catholic Church has gone on for centuries hiding these insidious demonic criminals from man’s justice for all those years. we should also look at our own sinful hearts, come to the cross, and be born again. That moves us from being part of the problem to being part of the solution. Then we can reach out to others with the gospel and see them changed before they face a holy God on the Day of Judgment.

That includes atheists and agnostics, as well as the sexual predators who are hiding in Hollywood, in Wall Street, and in the pews of both the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches, in governments around the world and institutions you would never imagine like police departments, schools and day care centers. Wherever there are dark hearts deceived and not born again, the great sins of pedophilia exist. Guard your children and grandchildren at all cost and come out from among them, get out the Catholic Churches that teach heresy and lie against the truth of the new birth experience….

Jesus Emptied Himself to become a Human 

Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.5 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,

6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,

7 but Emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, andbeing made in the likeness of men.

8 Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

9 For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name,i

10 so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

12 So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling;

13 for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.

14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing;

15 so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world.(Philippians 2:5-15) 

In the form of God. “Christ is the same nature and essence as God” Jesus emptied Himself, “The Kenosis” (emptying) of Christ during His incarceration does not mean that He surrendered any attributes of deity, but that He took on the limitations of humanity. This involved a veiling of His preincarnate glory (John 17:5) and the voluntary nonuse of some of His divine prerogatives during the time He was in the earth (Matt. 24:36), form is the same word used in verse 6 of Philippians’s 2. That means Jesus was completely God and truly man. To deny either the deity or humanity of Christ requires denying the other. It was through self denial and obedience Christ won sovereignty over all peoples and things. Jesus Christ is Lord, He is God (Yahweh of the Old Testament) 

In the same way we must empty ourselves and surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ to the glory of the Father producing good fruit by telling others about the great mystery of salvation and eternal life that comes only through faith in His only begotten Son Jesus. We are justified by faith in Jesus. So we all must work out our own salvation with fear and trembling. Not Work for it, but work it out in our personal lives, remember it’s by grace we are saved through faith and that faith makes us children of God and we receive the”Promise”, the very same promise Abraham received from God, everlasting life having been justified by faith if we continue in the way until death….

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