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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……

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