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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 connection” How Jesus speaks to people personality today and why it’s impossible for Him to ever leave you or forsake you.

“The Connection” How Jesus speaks to people personality today and why it’s Impossible for Him to ever leave you or forsake you. 
The profound statements Jesus made to us are mind blowing to say the least for unbelievers and questionable to thousands of Christians whose faith is weak and although they believe, they have so much unbelief on this very critical subject; they refuse to believe that God talks to humans personally today?
The answer is so simple and easy to understand, but the problem comes in when people just throw away their faith and accept their unbelief because they were taught wrongly. Some preacher or some church told them the lies that God doesn’t speak to people today. Nothing could further from the truth. To say I did not struggle with this very same doubt would be a lie, but eventually “I got it” just like you or any other Christian believer can “get it” if they will open their heart, accept that truths of the Bible and actually believe “God is not a man that He could lie” ( Numbers 23:19) So what is written is truth and it’s time to throw away all those doubts and false teachings and believe what Jesus said, not what some deceived teacher or teaching taught you. 
Looking at just a couple of statements In the Bible, let’s start with this one: Jesus said ” My Sheep HEAR MY VOICE and I know them and they follow me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father who has given them to me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of my Fathers hand. I AND THE FATHER ARE ONE.”(John 10:27) Look out, the lying demons will whisper in you ear that’s not true. Look out, your deceitful heart will tell you no way, not possible. Look out, deception is everywhere coming from all directions. The Bible is true today and demons and deceived people lie. 

God did not stop speaking to people when the Apostles died, that’s the favorite lie Satan tells people and deceived Christians, yes deceived, believe those lies. Why? Because they have never heard God’s voice speaking to them. Why? Reason number one they are not born again at all, just religious.the second reason is doubt and unbelief. Reason number three is they don’t listen. They will believe God speaks through circumstances or events in their lives, but to hear Him actually speak to them personality, no way. I was once a bonehead, stubborn, full of pride and unbelief and doubt, but by now I have heard God speak to me personality many many times and so can you if you drop your stubbornness and unbelief. 
Here’s the simple truth: “God is Spirit” and when you obey the gospel which is Repent from your heart of all your sins, Forgive everyone who has hurt you, Believe in your heart Jesus is the Son of God and was raised from the dead, confess Him out loud and to others, following Him by getting baptized as He commanded, and seeking the Holy Spirits filling, loving God and people and doing your best to live for God. This pretty much sums up the gospel, but obviously not all of it. Now at the moment you believe from the heart and repent and confess Jesus the Holy Spirit enters you and stays forever. “Do you not know your body is the temple of God?” So Gods Spirit comes to live in you and seals your spirit until the day of redemption.(Ephesians 4:30) you receive Jesus by the Holy Spirit, not by baptism. 
John the Baptist said “I baptize you with water but He (Jesus) who is coming after me shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit and Fire.” Have you asked Jesus to baptize you with the Holy Spirit? So the Spirit is with you always, even through death of the body and on into the afterlife in heaven. And Jesus said ” I will never leave you nor forsake you.” His spirit is always there inside of you, remember you are the temple of the Holy Spirit and it is Impossible for Jesus ever to leave you, ever! All born again believers have God the Holy Spirit living inside them forever. He lives in you by the Spirit! Remember God is Spirit and Jesus and the Father are one. Now again Jesus said “MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE.” We hear his voice FROM HIS SPIRIT TO OUR SPIRIT and He talks to us TODAY, in 2016 and beyond, and forever! It’s a still small voice and is never condemning. It’s never a head thought per se, but you hear Him from your belly/chest area and the voice moves up to your mind, softly and very quickly. Again never directly to your mind and never negative, but sometimes correcting. 
Christians who say God has never spoken to them are either not born again at all (because the Spirit takes up residence in every believer) or they are living in a backslidden condition either practicing sin or allowing unconfessed sin to reside in their lives, in which case communication is cut off and one in that state can not expect to hear God speaking to them. Another reason could be they just flat don’t listen or cannot discern the voice of God because they have no quite time or prayer life with God; however, Jesus said “THEY HEAR MY VOICE.” So now that’s a problem. Everyone should seek God and make sure they are born again of the Spirit in this case, notice I didn’t say memorize your doctrine, be religious and pious in which case you’ll never hear a thing from God. Humble yourself and seek Him with all your heart. 
In summary, God speaks today to every born again believer by His Spirit to The Holy Spirit that resides in your temple; your body. Jesus can never leave you or forsake you because He is always there inside of you by the Spirit. Which also means when you pray the Holy Spirit in you has direct communication with God who is Spirit and He hears your prayers….The world hates us because they hate Jesus and the Father and His Spirit lives in us always…..

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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