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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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The Five Coming Judgments 

Anyone that has read the entire Bible and done any in depth study on the judgments God allows to take place in a nation that has turned away from Him and followed evil, has to look no further than the cities and people’s and nations of the Old Testament.

Over and over again the same judgments are applied after many warnings from the Prophets when the people have had plenty of time to repent. And today, just like the days of old, the people do not want to hear anything negative and turn a deft ear to all the warnings. Most churches are clueless and the majority of Christians are not prepared for what’s coming. They killed and jailed the Prophets of old and today they are killing the voices and are beginning to persecute today’s Watchmen who are warning of impending doom if this nation doesn’t repent and turn from her wickedness.
What were those judgments and how were they carried out? The five main judgments were always the same: Drought, Economic devastation, Famine, Pestilence, and finally Enslavement, brought on by conquers from other nations.
America is heading exactly in the same direction as Israel did several times over in the Old Testament. First is Drought in various areas. Crops begin to fail. Livestock, including cattle and sheep, goats and pigs and fish and fowl and all wild animals like deer start dying off for lack of water. Fields of corn and wheat and orchards of fruit and vegetables wither and die. Fish float to the top and wash ashore.
We already had a massive Midwest crop failure a couple of years back and the storage bins and granaries and no longer full. The drought out west is taking a toll now and prices are starting to skyrocket. The valley of fruits and vegetables is drying up.
Second is an Economic Crash brought on by the wickedness and evil of the leaders and those in charge who lust for money and power at all cost, spending money or causing wars to line their pockets and stealing from the masses, driving the economy into the ground until there is no way out. When the nations economy fails, all the people suffer and that nation is destroyed from within.
Third Is Famine. When there is no water, crops don’t produce and animals are sold off or die. Soon there won’t be enough food for the gluttony of Americans and only the rich will be able to afford setting a feast at the table. This will cause riots and murder as the society crumbles into another Wild West where every man is for themselves and violence rules the land. Fires and looting and killings will be daily occurrences as people will do anything for food to eat and water to drink.
Pestilence is fourth and in many ways coincides with drought and famine. Diseases emerge, like the bird flu that recently caused over 50 million chickens an turkeys to be destroyed. Eggs skyrocket in price and become rare or hard to find as laying hens are euthanized. Lakes and streams dry up with the stench of the dead and water from taps begin to smell and become toxic. Drinking water becomes like gold and water for bathing and flushing is cut off. Dust fills the air and birds fall from the sky. Rats and varmints scurry the streets looking for water and food bringing diseases and spreading their pestilence. Earthquakes and national disasters play a big part with fires sweeping out some areas and floods other areas
And when the country is at its most vulnerable point. Invaders of evil see it and come in with a vengeance bombing and killing and destroying everything in sight enslaving those who survive to bend to their new Masters and rulers who take control of the land and Government and Leaders and former authorities. Cities on fire all over the land. The survivors have no choice or freedoms any longer, for their sins and wickedness has brought on this evil and they are punished by those worse than themselves. Their only hope is now repentance and calling out to God for grace and mercy and forgiveness and living with the hope of a new home in heaven. Finally many will realize this earth is not their home and they become willing to lay down their lives for Jesus. But the majority will not repent and ignore the judgments because they love their sin and hate the creator who causes a strong delusion to fall on them because they did not love the truth.
Sadly, this doesn’t have to happen, but America has crossed the line and her sins are as Sodom and Gomorrah and she refuses to repent. The next few months and years will be horrific as Gods hand of protection has lifted. The Fall of 2015 starts the slide with a boom and the fall of 2016 becomes a final blow that will end this nations economy as we have know it. Terrible times are coming and there will be no recovery. The only safe place is in the will of God and faith in Jesus. I pray you know Him….

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……

The Peace That Passes All Understanding

The Peace That Passes All Understanding

Jesus said the peace I give you is not as the world gives you. His peace is born of the imperishable seed placed into your spirit by the Holy Spirit when you totally surrender your life from your heart to Him. The worlds peace is a temporary happiness brought on by some fleshly experience and never last, but always leaves you empty. And when that peace leaves then fear fills that vacuum and and the roller coaster ride in your mind of searching for that peace again begins. For many it is brought on by circumstances in your life. Negative circumstances for sure, but the end result is fear and loneliness and feelings of inadequacy in life. Many turn to drugs or alcohol or sexual perversions like porn to try to gain some feeling of pleasure and happiness. The problem is none of those things work and the roller coaster ride continues in life. Many think if I can only make enough money but realize the emptiness is still there even after the money and possessions of things come rolling in. Some think that only if I can find the right partner or find my soul mate to love and love me then the peace will come. After some time in that relationship the realization hits home that they can’t make you happy with joy deep inside your soul either. The truth is no person, place or thing can give you the love and peace you and every human being longs for.
Jesus really is your answer. Let me say that again; Jesus really IS your answer. The arisen Son of God loves you with an everlasting love that will never leave you or forsake you and will abide forever with you as you learn to trust Him and live for Him. Jesus will fill that void in your soul with His love. It happens when you totally surrender your will to Him and make the decision that no matter what life brings, you will always trust Him because He cares for you and loves you. When you have His love, then your mate, your job, your surrounding will become peaceful and you will know true joy deep inside. Not happiness as the world gives you, but honest to goodness joy and peace. Why? Because you know All things are in His hand and control and this earth is Not your home, you are only passing through and will live forever in heaven for ever and ever and ever. When you realize His great love for you and His peace rest upon you, you actually enter into His rest and have stopped fighting with yourself and others and have given yourself to your Lord and Savior who is Lord of Lords and soon coming King of Kings. He said don’t be afraid for wars and rumors of wars they will happen. Don’t be afraid, the seas will roar and the earthquakes will happen. Don’t be afraid of man who can kill the body but not your soul that returns to God. Fear God and God only! And in that fear of Him is the realization that He loves you so much that He Did give His only Son for you who paid the price and penalty for all your sins so now you don’t ever, ever have to worry again. Jesus said while on the cross “it is finished” it is fulfilled. The peace that passes understanding that Jesus spoke of is real and Your spirit is sealed for the day of redemption. Don’t be afraid of all the things coming upon the world, just remind yourself your only here for a short time anyway and glory awaits you on the other side in heaven. Jesus said “I will never leave you or forsake you” so pray and live your life close to Him and believe His word, not what you see or hear happening in the world. Remember “for we walk by faith not by sight” And repent of your sins and believe Jesus is alive and died for you and ask Him to save you and fill you with the Holy Spirit and get baptized after you have believed with your whole heart if you haven’t done so already. God loves you, no one else will love you unconditionally like God does. No one can give you true peace like Jesus does, just let go and trust Him and see for yourself….,,

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