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Is Football your Idol, your obsession Sports?

It’s started again, that NCAA and NFL programming that keeps you glued to your television, hiding in your man cave away from your worries on Saturday’s and Sunday’s and Monday’s and even on Thursday nights. Totally obsessed and checking your fantasy starting lineup after slapping down your doe to join a fantasy league. Now you watch every single game you can so you can see how your players are doing. Your mates are now an afterthought and until after the Super Bowl in February next year, close relationships are put on the shelf until then, when you take grudgingly take them back off the shelf and try to repair six months of damage and in many cases are shocked and wonder why things aren’t quite the same.

Watching wealthy players who disrespect our country and our flag and could care less they are destroying the very golden goose that feeds their over the top lifestyle while the vast majority of fans works their tail off everyday just to make ends meet, and feed their family. Intertwined in the coming six months is Baseball through October and into November and the NBA Basketball starting up in the fall and lasting until summer. Now many can go from one Idol and obsession to another without skipping a beat.

Sports in and of themselves are not harmful and many of us played all of them through high school creating a fun filled atmosphere of family and friends all linking together to have kinship and Friendship and great fellowship and fun, but today’s obsessions are quite different. Lost in the generational shuffle of actual face to face interaction, people today are transfixed on social media screens of their phones, clicking self portraits and sharing intimate details of their lives for the world to see with depressed personalities if the praise doesn’t come with likes and messages of praise and adoration of new hairstyles or clothing or vacations or foods. And now beginners begin as soon as their little hands can hold a phone and grandma’s and grandpa’s even get into the act fearing they are being left behind in a cultural revolution of high tech and false realities. The future memories and thinking and knowledge will be and already is becoming the phone. No need to study, just ask the phone for answers to all of life’s questions or so it would seem. But the truth is far darker and will be much more sinister.

Lost in the world of all these obsessions is the true meanings of life itself. Why am I here, does God exist, what happens when I die, how can I be happy or successful and find true love, is there life after death? All these answers are in one book; the Holy Bible. That book that few read any longer, the one that taught your elders about the Messiah, Jesus Christ who was and is and is to come. The Son of God who loves you and died for you so you can live forever in heaven with Him if you only believe and put your trust in Him who says I will never leave you nor forsake you. Sadly most don’t know Him at all and young ones are concerned much less, being taught the truth the gospel of Jesus Christ. Now there are Bible phone apps, most for free, but rarely used. Taking up space on the home screen are all the sports apps and music apps and game apps. Society now worships apps with sports and pornography and everything imaginable that takes people away from God. This nation is in very serious trouble and judgment is coming for the people who refuse to repent and turn back to God. Judgments come in many forms like the wildfires burning in the west or flooded cities like Houston and New Orleans or earthquakes or various other weather anomalies. By open borders we are being invaded and war rumors are in the news more each day. God allowed invaders to defeat and enslave Israel, will the same future be for America? It will be if the Idol worship does not cease and the hundreds of killings of babies doesn’t stop. How much longer will Gods grace rest on America with such wickedness and corruption? Repent and call upon Jesus and if you die in all this mess, you’ll live will be saved. “For whoever loses his life for my sake will be saved, but whoever saves his own life will lose it” The answer is surrender to God and train up your children and grandchildren to know God. There is none righteous, not a single one, only Jesus can help you and save you, give your life to Him today and join the millions who have come to know Him and live forever…

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Jesus is Coming right on time regardless of your eschatology..

Now many of my Christian friends believe in a secret rapture, a taking away of all born again believers in a flash, in a twinkling of an eye when the trumpet sounds. They believe it will happen before the final wars even start, and way before the Armageddon war, because God has not destined Christians for his wrath.They believe in a seven year period called the great tribulation and they will be gone before that period even starts. Numerous rapture movies and books like Tim LaHayes series of Left Behind books and movies have convinced them.

Still many other Christians believe in exactly the same thing, well..almost, but believe it will transpire at the end of the age or end of time after all the wars and especially the final war called the Armageddon war. They believe there is only One Second Coming of Jesus and most will not make it through all the wars alive and that only a remnant will actually be here to witness Jesus coming in the clouds because of the great persecution coming in the “New World Order” and the mandatory obedience to the one world government system requiring a mark on the hand or forehead to be able to buy or sell in the coming one world government system.

And then there are still others who believe the catching away or Rapture will happen in the middle of the seven year tribulation period. But all three groups believe Jesus is coming back again just like He said He would. Amazing all three groups think their method is correct but unfortunately this has caused some non-fellowship among them even to the point of anger, name calling and cutting off of all communication with each other. Sadly this is true but not as bad as it used to be.

There is a war going on right now and that war is between “Good and Evil” between the sons and daughters of the God and sons and daughters of Satan. “ it’s ramping up pretty fast now and trouble is here and will only get worse. All true Christians need to have each other’s back, that is those who are born again and they know it and who believe Jesus is the only begotten Son of God who took our punishment on the cross and shed His blood to wash away our sins and have been baptized. These true believers regardless of church domination must come together, unite and fight the good fight of faith, Protestants and Catholics and Orthodox, all who are born again who worship the King of Kings Jesus. Big trouble is coming, read your bible and see for yourself.

Now my opinion on Jesus return is this: I believe there is only ONE second coming not two because that’s bible. I believe it happens all simultaneously. He comes like a thief in the night, but the Bible explicitly says not to us true believers. “But you are not in darkness that that day should overtake you like a thief.” I believe Jesus comes at the last trumpet, and when is that? After everything has taken place. I believe the seven years of tribulation is not seven years at all but three and a half years and that wrath during that time is the devils wrath on the world and especially Christians. Great wars will happen during this period along with plagues and sickness and total lawlessness just like in the days of Noah. I believe AI or artificial intelligence will play a significant role in the wickedness and Debauchery at the end of the age and millions will be fooled and deceived and even possessed by AI in virtual reality.

From the Old Testament through the New Testament the writers speak of “The Day of The Lord” when the Most High, our Father in Heaven will bring wrath and destruction as never ever seen before or ever will to the earth and the wicked. It is just before this that the “Rapture Occurs” and all the Saints escape including the remnant one third of Jews who turn to Jesus Christ as He returns almost simultaneously with “The Day of the Lord.” This earth will be burned up, read it. The new Jerusalem comes down on the new earth not this earth, read it again. The New Jerusalem is the Bride, we are His body, read it all in Revelation.

Finally, this will make many of you very uncomfortable because you have been programmed over the years in America. The rest of the world gets it. What is with this worship of Israel and Jerusalem and even the Jewish people? Have you lost your minds because of false teachers? Many of you really need to repent! We don’t worship Israel, we worship Jesus Christ! We don’t worship even Jerusalem, we worship Jesus Christ! If you have been sucked up into this mess, repent! We don’t hang the “Star of David” in our churches or around our necks, we hang the cross of Jesus! Who has bewitched You? We pray for the Jews to come to know the truth through Jesus but they are just as and even in many cases more wicked than America or the UK or other nations. If you witness on the streets in Israel you’ll be thrown in jail. Israel is also the number one destination of homosexuals partying every year in Tel Aviv but no one wants to talk about that. They want your money that’s it. All the groups visiting bring in big bucks. Israel and Jerusalem are historical sites not to be worshipped! We pray for the peace of Jerusalem and salvation of all just like we should be doing for every country and people. Many of you need to stop listening to preachers who just hype up Israel over the Gospel of Christ and get your nose into the Bible and learn for yourself. The Holy Spirit is not just the comforter but the teacher and “ will lead you into all truth.” Stop putting Israel before Jesus, only He can save our souls.

So when will Jesus return? When all things are fulfilled most likely not in your lifetime but when the Gospel has been preached in all the world as a witness, then the end shall come, “Right on Time”

The Guilt of Sin you carry is Universal to Everyone

When your young sin is exciting, sin is fun. As you grow older that sin is not so much fun and exciting any longer, it actually becomes a heavy load to carry and in many cases becomes an addiction. Case in point is fornication which later becomes adultery. Or seemingly just a little sin of the coming of age like pornography, becomes an obsession and addiction that is harder to break than an addiction of cocaine. Studies show your brain appears just like a cocaine addicts brain on an MRI because it also causes a chemical change in your body and the craving is unstoppable to most and actually more deadly than drugs. Why? Because the sin of the flesh ruins lives, breaks up marriages, causes lost jobs, sexual dysfunctions, health conditions and especially mental anguish and finally depression. All of this is caused by our own self walking into the sin of choice. The devil didn’t make you do it, you do it to yourself and open the door for the devil to snare you and rope you and try to tie you up so you believe there is no way out, no hope, and no freedom. And paranoia grips your soul sweating it out if you’ll be found out and your life will be ruined. And you know what? You will be eventually found out unless you take ownership of your sins and repent and walk away from them. “The wages of sin is death” Death of all the things you once held dear up to and including you very own life.

Even the Bible speaks of the pleasures of sin quoting: “choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin”(Hebrews 11:25) There is a way out, fall on your knees and cry out to God for forgiveness and He will forgive you of any and every sin you have ever committed no matter how horrible they may have been, but you must mean it from your heart not just your head. All who call on the name of Jesus will be saved as you believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that He is the Messiah, the Son of God and is coming again to receive his own.

Any one including any Christian that pretends they have it all together and don’t sin are deceiving themselves. “ all have sinned and come short of the glory” that includes Pastors, Priest and everyday people. We need forgiveness everyday of our lives and pray that because “the heart of man is desperately wicked who can know it” and God looks on our hearts nothing else.

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Every Person born is guaranteed eternal life

Every person born is guaranteed eternal life (but where?) Every single person is born into this world as a sinner. Every single precious baby girl or boy are born in sin, because they sinned? No because their mother and father are sinners. ” There is none righteous, no not one” (Romans 3:10) read it for yourself.

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me. (Psalm 51:5) Again read it for yourself. It’s not long before the sweetest children begin to rebel and sin against their parents. The main first word they learn after “Mama and Papa” is NO. Why? For their own safety. Still they rebel and many get hurt and some die tragically because they decided to rebel against their parents or grandparents.

Why? Because they are born in sin and every human heart is born wicked. Here’s the verse: (Jeremiah 17:9) “… the heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked : who can know it?” Yes your heart and my heart are is desperately wicked unless you keep it in check and walk with God daily. Even Christians do wicked things on occasion and must repent and return to God.

Only one person was ever born was sinless and never sinned, the Lord Jesus Christ. Gods Son became capable of sinning after He was born of a woman ( and yes his Mother Mary was a sinner because she was born into sin just like every human being) but Jesus even though severely tempted by Satan never sinned ever! Jesus then submitted to the Father in Heaven and laid down His life and shed His blood for the remission of sins for every person who by faith believes in Him and confesses Him as Lord and follows His command to be baptized in water.

One of the smartest Jewish leaders of his day came to Jesus at night because He didn’t want to be ridiculed by the Pharisees. He asked Jesus about everlasting life and Jesus told him this very very important statement: “Verily, verily I say to you no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again” (John 3:3) Now Jesus went on to explain by the Spirit every person must be born again , read it for yourself.

So every person who expects to be saved now here on earth and be rewarded at death of their body to spend eternity in Heaven with the Father and Jesus and all the Saints must absolutely positively be born again of the Spirit of God. And if your born again you know it in your heart and you live your life following Jesus and the Bible.

Being saved is not repeating some words someone told you to say, nor is it attending some special church someone told you to attend, nor is it following rules and regulations laid down by someone, nor is it giving to the poor or doing great works, nor is it getting baptized. What it is believing in you deepest soul and heart that Jesus Christ is the Only begotten Son of God and only He can save your soul and believe He died and rose again and is coming back. It must be such a conviction that you truly repent of your sins and make a very conscious decision you will follow Him and remain faithful until you die. When you do then and only then do you become born again of the Spirit, and then you can get baptized to fulfill the promise. “We are all born into the body of Christ by One Spirit whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free, we are all made to drink of one Spirit.” ( 1st Corinthians 12:13) Read it for yourself.

I played around with Christianity on and off in my life but one day I said to God ” I can’t do this I’m not strong enough” and that’s when God really began to move strongly in my life, the more I admitted I was weak He became stronger and the more I let go of this world and stayed surrendered, the more Gods Spirit took hold of my life. It is a process to let go of your life and give it to Him. Above all I know it is by grace through faith that I am saved, not a cheap grace being preached in many places today, but a Godly saving grace for souls crying out to God to be saved and forgiven. Don’t tell me your saved if you live like hell and live just like the world, your just deceiving yourself and you probably won’t make it. Today and everyday we must repent and ask forgiveness and begin each new day better than the last one and never give up, never and keep the faith….if you don’t you’ll still live for eternity but in the lake of fire…

Why your prayers don’t get answered..

Most people pray if only now and again or when disaster strikes, but do their prayers get answered? For those not in tune with God that answer is probably no. There is really a few simple reasons why this happens and it’s as plain as the nose on your face. First let’s take a quick look at what is actually recorded in the text of life; the word of God.

1st John 3:21 says this :”Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight. This friends, is the first and foremost reason prayer results never come. First reason is “if our hearts does not condemn us” and this speaks volumes. Our hearts are condemned by KNOWN SIN in our lives. Why do people think God will overlook their know Unconfessed sin? Some never even stop to think “But there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.” (Luke 12:2) Just look at what’s happening today, all the Revelation coming out about people’s private sex lives , not to mention all the corruption being exposed in governments around the world. We are just witnessing the tip of the iceberg with much more that will come out in the coming weeks and months. And how do they try and get your mind off of what’s happening? Simple just create a false flag; some sort of disaster or new narrative to change the subject or news cycle; thus creating a false flag. It’s the same with individuals; just divert attention away from the truth.

Secondly, “ if you heart condemns you, you have zero confidence when you pray” your just wasting your breath and your words just hit the ceiling and drop to the floor.

However; if you heart DOES NOT CONDEMN YOU, you have great confidence because you are clean and not hiding known sins because you have truly repented of those sins and they are forgiven and forgotten. And if that’s the case you have every right to EXPECT an answer from the Almighty Father in heaven! We have the faith to know that because we do things that are pleasing to God and keep His commandments with no purposeful sin in our lives, God will absolutely, positively answer our prayers in due time.

The only other way that doesn’t happen is if we ask for things with the wrong motives.”You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.” (James 4:3) For example: God I want a brand new car. Instead of Father please help me get a car so I can get to work and keep my job. Or God I need more money (and you thinking of all the ways you can spend it) instead of saying Father please give me great favor with my employer and supervisors so I can get a raise to help me pay my bills and give more to the poor and my church.

If you have no hidden sins and you know what hidden sins are; sneaking around and having an affair or watching porno, or stealing from your place of work, or causing dissensions by gossiping behind people’s back, or lying to cover up your weaknesses like DRUGS or alcoholism or homosexuality or any number of things that are too numerous to mention. You know if you have secret sins and you know exactly what they are and why they are being done. IF so, then cry out to God for His forgiveness and repent in sorrow and He will forgive you and restore you.

So the bottom line in getting your prays answered is this: have a clean heart that does not condemn you when you pray and your prayers will get answered in due time as you rest in assurances that God hears your prayers and loves you and will answer them. So stop doubting and stay strong and take courage, because God never fails and know He may test your faith during the process to see if you are faithful and mean business. “Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.” Don’t you think it’s about time you start believing and using your faith and see the answers come?

The real tragedy of compromising on same sex marriage

Jesus was discussing the sin of adultery with the Apostles and made the statement: “ You have heard that it was said, You shall not commit adultery. “ But I say to you that everyone looking upon a woman in order to lust after her already has committed adultery with her in his heart.” (Matthew 5:27-28) So the real sin is in the heart, it doesn’t have to be following through with the physical act.

The same is true of the sin of homosexuality. If you agree with same sex marriage and homosexuality, you have sinned in your heart and you will be judged on that basis even though you may not have been involved in the physical act yourself. “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” If you agree homosexuality is ok, you become a homosexual in your heart, just the same as an adulterer, the thought in you heart makes you an adulterer and you will be judged as one.

All sin is judged and written about in the Bible but the sin of homosexuality is especially called out because it is sinning against your own body and evil spirits of perversion come and take up residence in your soul. That’s why there is such a mental and emotional battle in a homosexual’s mind causing sickness depression or other issues because at one time they knew deep inside their soul it’s a major sin and they will not make it to heaven, so all they have is this life and they know it, but love their sin to much to change, they choose eternal damnation for the few years of a homosexual relationship, how sad.

Many places in the Bible there is great warning against homosexuality, so if people are warned they are able to stop it and repent just like an adulterer can stop it, repent and be forgiven. Romans says God gives them over to a reprobate mind to do what dishonors them because they reject truth and God. Romans 1:25 “They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen.

Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones.” “In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.” Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.”

1st Corinthians 6:9-11 goes even further and states: “ Or do you not know that the unrighteous ones will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor coveters, not drunkards, nor verbal abusers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Clearly homosexuals will not go to heaven including the deceived “supposedly Christian homosexuals” (which is impossible). But wait, look: “And some of you were such. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” So there you go, some WERE in the same boat, but repented and now are on their way to heaven. No sin is beyond the blood of Jesus!

Lastly, in the final book of the Bible, Revelation 22:15 the warning of hell is given, “Outside are the dogs, and the sorcerers, and the sexually immoral, and the murderers, and the idolaters, and everyone loving and practicing lying.” It’s plain as the nose on your face; homosexuality is sexual immorality and a mortal sin because you are sinning against your own body that God gave you which is suppose to be His temple for the Holy Spirit to reside, not evil spirits and demons invited in by homosexual sin. There is hope in Jesus and salvation in his name. And don’t be deceived, if you compromise on this issue you will be judged just the same…

Did Jesus say ask me into your heart?

I’ve heard many Christians from several different denominations say on several occasions that no where in the Bible does it say we need to ask Jesus in our hearts, even going so far as to call this a heresy and false salvation to those who do it. Really? It appears they don’t know the Bible or what Jesus actually said in Revelation 3:20. Why? Because they don’t spend any time reading Revelation. They neither understand it or write off the the entire book as some sort of symbolism.

And what does Revelation 3:20 say? “ Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me”. What is the door? It can only be your heart. So if someone hears the gospel and opens the door of their heart to Jesus, then by His Holy Spirit He comes in through the doorway, which is your heart, to your spirit and you become born again by believing with your heart and confessing with your mouth that Jesus is Lord. For through Him by the Holy Spirit is grace and faith and the only way to have fellowship with the Father in heaven.

When you ask Jesus into your heart He comes in and dines with you meaning he takes up residence in your spirit and seals it for the day of redemption (Ephesians 1:13, 4:30 and II Corinthians 1:22) and through the Holy Spirit that He sends you He teaches you to observe all things He commands. If I were you I would open your heart and ask Jesus to come in and save you. You can’t clean yourself up, only Jesus can clean your house and clean you up as you surrender to Him all the areas of your heart.

When the people ask what must I do to be saved in Acts what was the response from Peter? Repent and be baptized and you will receive the GIFT of the Holy Spirit. So am I saying baptism alone saves you? No I’m not and neither does the verse; however when you read all the conversions in the book of Acts what did those who believed do right away? They got baptized in water and so should we do the same because Jesus commanded it. You’ll also notice that they all believed FIRST and Confessed Jesus and were pricked in their hearts when they heard the Gospel. That’s why Paul said in Romans 10:8-11 “

“ what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart,”that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming: 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 your heart you believe and are justified, and with your mouth you confess and are saved.

It is just as the Scripture says: “Everyone who believes in Him will not be put to shame.”For there is no difference between Jew and Greek: The same Lord is Lord of all, and is rich to all who call on Him, for “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

The gospel of salvation is fairly easy to understand if you hear with your heart and not some man made doctrine. Paul says the gospel is simple and it is the gospel of Jesus Christ and Him Crucified. So you hear with your heart (not your mind only), you believe with your heart ( not just your mind), you obey from your heart, (not just agree intellectually)you confess Jesus is Lord from your heart, (not just words from the mind spoken), you obey Jesus commandment to be baptized ( not to join a church) and you ask Jesus into your heart which is by the Holy Spirit.

“For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.” (1st Corinthians 12:13)

15And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16“He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. 17“These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; 18they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”(Mark 16:15-18)

Jesus wants us to ask Him into our heart. He wants us to ask Him to baptize us in the Holy Spirit. For our heart is the door and He is knocking. Will you open the door? Ask Him in right now…

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