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Losing the Fear of Death

As a Christian we should not have a fear of death. Of course it is human nature to protect ones life and we absolutely should do so because we are the temple of God and His Spirit dwells within us. We are told not to destroy our temple as we are born again to do good works. There are so many things that we do that destroy our temple which you are well aware of as your flesh fights against your spirit waging war. Jesus said ” the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.” We actually do the things we don’t want to do the Apostle Paul wrote because of one reason, “sin dwells within us.” And who can rescue us from this body of death, only Jesus Christ and Him alone.

Now concerning the fear of death it is written that “Perfect love cast out fear” Because fear involves punishment and the one who fears is not perfected in love. How is someone perfected in love? For starters we must love the Lord our God with all of our heart, soul and minds. Then we must love our neighbors as ourselves. The Bible says how can we say we love God who we have not seen and hate our brothers who we have seen? So learning to love is paramount in our Christian life and it is a Decision, Not an Emotion! We can decide to love God, we decide to love our neighbors no matter what the circumstances and relationships are because we say to ourselves; God loves them and they were created in His image and He is not willing that anyone should perish, but wants them to have eternal life. There is none righteous, no not one, we were born into sin in this life because of the fall in the beginning.

If you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that when you die your going straight up to heaven and have that assurance in your heart, then why would you fear death or what man can do to you? The answer is your either not perfected in love yet or you are unsure of your salvation. You can be sure you know by faith in what Jesus did in the cross. “For we are saved by His grace through faith, not of works lest anyone should boast.” Let’s take a quick look at eternal, everlasting life guarantees written to us in the Bible. Jesus speaking said:

“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.” (John 5:24) Really is there any need to go on? You pass from death to life when you believe that God sent Jesus to offer Himself up for us.

Maybe you need more so how about this verse: “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may KNOW that you HAVE eternal life.(1 John 5:13) So that you may Know not hope but know! And here’s another: Whoever believes in the Son HAS eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.(John 3:36) HAS eternal life means you possess it right now and it’s granted now while your alive and when you die there is no doubt your going to heaven.

And another one:

“In him we HAVE redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace” (Ephesians 1:7) and here is a list of other verses not that you need them.

“In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation– having also believed, you were SEALED in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge (guarantee) of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory. (Ephesians 1:13-14)

And this one: “But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning FAITH that we proclaim: that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, YOU WILL BE SAVED; For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and ARE SAVED.(Romans 10:8-10)

“Who through faith are PROTECTED BY GODS POWER for the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.(1Peter 3:5)

” For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of IMPERISHABLE , through the living and enduring word of God.”(1 Peter 1:23)

” For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2Tim 2:7)

I could go on and on with tons of verses, but you have seen with your own eyes that you have a home in heaven and you have eternal, everlasting security by faith in Jesus and nothing will rob you of your place in heaven. Don’t fear death even if you have to lay your life down for your faith because those times are coming and for many already have come. Jesus will never let you go and loves you so.

No matter what happens on this earth; wars or floods or famine or earthquakes or tornado’s or hurricanes or plagues or death or lawlessness or any other thing can separate us from the Love of God and our gift of salvation through Jesus Christ

Let me end this blog with a quote from Jesus: ” And this

is the will of Him who sent Me, that I shall lose NONE of all those He has given Me, but raise them up at the last day.

For it is My Father’s will that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in Him shall have ETERNAL LIFE, and I will raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:39-49)

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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)

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???

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….

The Breach of Protection

It seems as if God has lifted His mighty hand of protection off this land of America. It feels demonic and unnerving to everyone. Who would have ever dreamed just going to grade school or high school or the movies or to work or even the mall could cost you your life in America? We have always had crime, especially in the big cities, but this is different; its murder planned out by demonically possessed young men. Men who are misfits and loners, full of hate, with no regard for human life, including the lives of young children or women. This is a planned attack of evil, of the devil and his demons to try to destroy our very faith in God and ruin the security of living in the land that has always been called the home of the brave and the land of the free. This causes great fear and nervousness and mental anguish among all our citizens from coast to coast and border to border.

But in these deep tragedies, there is always hope and faith that those who know their God will stand firm in their belief that God is not only our salvation through Jesus Christ, but is also our protector and our hope no matter what we see going on in the world around us. For us to remember that to be absent from our bodies is to be present with the Lord in heaven must be so ingrained in our spirit that regardless if we live or die we are the Lords. I guarantee you hosts of angels were there that day with those children and the second they lost their lives, those angels took them by the hand and brought them directly to the face of Almighty God. Though they disappeared in this life, they are so happy now in heaven, where God wipes away all their tears and His love and presence fills their hearts with monumental joy.

The pain for those parents, and really all of us who mourn their loss, will eventually subside and life will again go on, though they will always be missed and loved and cherished by all. I am not one who does not know their hurt and pain because I lost my first born son at the age of 16 and that crushing blow was so deeply felt in my heart that I was not the same for a couple of years. Through that pain I came to realize that God is still God. He is the same God of night that He is of the day. He is the same God of the bad times as He is in the good times. He loves us so and through it all I learned to trust in Jesus and learned to trust in God. Now I assure you there are those who blame God for all the suffering and tragedies in this life, but that is such a lie direct from the pit of hell itself and from Satan. God is a God of love and gives every man and woman life and a life of choice to either live for Him or live for themselves. Free will is something God will never override in any human being. It’s what separates us from the animal kingdom and what defines us as humans, free choice.

The enemy of our soul’s entire goal is to steal kill and destroy us. He hates us and continues on his rampage of destroying lives in any way possible. Destroying our families, our health, our marriages our jobs our finances through open doors that we give him as humans for the most part because of our sins, because of our unbelief, because of our lack of a personal relationship with our God that He has made available to anyone who calls upon His name. Even the natural disasters are a product of Satan’s agenda to kill and destroy. He is the prince and power of the air the bible says, but his days are numbered. Jesus last words were “It is finished” He reconciled man back to God through His death and resurrection. He took the keys of the kingdom from Satan of death, hell and the grave, and then He gives them to us IF we will surrender our hearts and lives to Him. Jesus said in this life you will have troubles, but take heed “I have overcome the world.” Now if He overcame the world, then all those who’s trust is in Him falls under His protection, not only in this life, but in eternity, in the life to come; forever and ever.

To lose your life is actually to save it. If you lose your life in faith believing that Jesus IS the resurrection and the life, then you gain your life forever by being His disciple and doing your best to walk in righteousness. He is our righteousness if we will let Him. There is nothing in us that is good, but the bible says we become the righteousness IN Christ for all who believe; to the Jew first and also to the Greek (all non-Jews).

There is a wonderful short chapter in Psalms 91 that all of us need to read and re-read and confess out loud and believe with all our hearts. Here it is: “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness is a Shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, not the destruction that wastes at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only look with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked. Because you have made the LORD your dwelling place—the Most High, who is my refuge no evil will befall you, no plague come near your tent. For He will command His angels concerning you, to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the adder; the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot. Because He holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer Him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy and show him my salvation.”

God promises when the enemy comes in like a flood, then He will raise up a standard against him. Where sin abounds, much more does grace abound. Finally God promises that nothing shall separate us from the love of Christ. Not tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness or danger or sword. “ For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. “ (Romans 8:38)

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