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If you’re all in, you have been Baptized…

I’m amazed how many people who are believers in Jesus Christ don’t bother to get baptized because they think they are saved and don’t need too, even though Jesus commanded it. The excuses are many and they don’t hold water (pardon the pun).

Faith without works is dead and it takes some effort to go and get baptized which really is a work that ultimately gives the Holy Spirit permission to move and work in our lives, but it’s much more than that, let’s take a look at a few examples.

First let me say baptism in and of itself is not salvation, it takes a sincere repentance from our hearts asking forgiveness for all our sins after we have come to believe from our hearts Jesus Christ is God’s only begotten Son. But it’s more than that, it means we have decided to follow His teachings and worship and love Him with all our hearts. Unless we come to Jesus as little children we haven’t really come at all. God requires a humble heart and He resists the proud.

Excuses are so lame when what it really amounts too is unbelief and laziness or a lack of total commitment to God which is required. You can’t be a halfhearted Christian when it’s convenient, lukewarmness will send you to hell as Jesus said “ I will spew you out of my mouth.” If you’re afraid to get baptized in public all that really means is your a coward, unless you live in a Country where you have to keep your beliefs underground or risk dying. The time to have courage is now.

Doctrines like “once saved, always saved” are demonic at the root and have no basis from scripture. The truth is you must remain faithful unto death to faith in Jesus and by His grace we are saved through faith and that faith includes baptism and believing what the Bible says.

Matthew 28:19 Jesus said “ 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you. This is a command from the risen Son of God!

Mark 16:15,16 “And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. So here Jesus says whosoever believes AND is baptized shall be saved. Again this is the Son of God telling us we must be baptized, no excuses.

Acts 16:30-34 “30Then he brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

31They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, you and your household.” 32Then Paul and Silas spoke the word of the Lord to him and to everyone in his house. 33At that hour of the night, the jailer took them and washed their wounds. And without delay, he and all his household were baptized. Here we see the jailer believed Jesus is Lord and he and his entire household got baptized that very hour of the night. So what’s the rush to be baptized you might say? The rush is baptism is part of your salvation, without it you’re on dangerous ground. Remember Jesus? “ he who believes AND is baptized shall be saved.” I don’t care what your pastor or priest has taught you if it goes against the truth of the Bible and you shouldn’t either.

Romans 6: 1-7 “1What then shall we say? Shall we continue in sin so that grace may increase? 2Certainly not! How can we who died to sin live in it any longer? 3Or aren’t you aware that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 4We therefore were buried with Him through baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may walk in newness of life.

5For if we have been united with Him like this in His death, we will certainly also be united with Him in resurrection. 6We know that our old self was crucified with Him so that the body of sin might be rendered powerless, that we should no longer be slaves to sin. 7For anyone who has died has been freed from sin. And when someone dies do we just sprinkle a little dirt on them and walk away? No we put them in the ground. So Baptism is our watery grave being buried with Jesus and rising to walk a new life, and in the future resurrection to rise again to glory because we have been water baptized. Our old self is crucified with Him so we are no longer slaves to sin. Do we still sin? Yes but we are not slaves to sin and verse 14 states “For sin shall not be master over you for you are not under law but under grace.

Baptism is cutting off sin from our flesh. “11In Him you were also circumcised in the putting off of your sinful nature, with the circumcision performed by Christ and not by human hands. 12And having been buried with Him in baptism, you were raised with Him through your faith in the power of God, who raised Him from the dead.” Still think baptism is optional? Think again.

I Peter 3:21 “ In the ark a few people, only eight souls, were saved through water. 21And this water symbolizes the baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body, but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God—through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers subject to Him. Baptism is a necessary part of salvation, Jesus said so and the above verses prove it and there are many more verses not mentioned here for space sake.

Finally, some denominations preach the heresy that because the thief on the cross didn’t get baptized and made it to Paradise with Jesus, they don’t have to either and baptism is not necessary. Well that’s bunk and here’s why:

20When Jesus saw their faith, He said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.”

21But the scribes and Pharisees began to contemplate this and ask, “Who is this man who speaks blasphemy? Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

22Knowing what they were thinking, Jesus replied, “Why are you thinking these things in your hearts? 23Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk?’ 24But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on the earth to forgive sins…” He said to the paralytic, “I tell you, get up, pick up your mat, and go home.”

Jesus has authority to forgive sin and that’s exactly what He did for the thief on the cross. Besides Jesus had not yet died and risen so His command to believe and be baptized had not taken place or gone into effect yet. Being baptized in the likeness of His death could not happen until He had died and arose from the dead. This is an excuse for not wanting to be baptized or to back ones church doctrine, it’s heresy.

Now many who fight about this are themselves baptized so go figure, it’s just another doctrine of demons that crept into the church in America, Christians in other nations never believed this false doctrine. Romans 10:10 is true “ 8But 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: 9that 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. 10For with your heart you believe and are justified, and with your mouth you confess and are saved.” AND so is Romans 6:3,4 “3Or aren’t you aware that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 4We therefore were buried with Him through baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may walk in newness of life.”

We must be born again by the Spirit to see the kingdom of God and when you believe and are baptized you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit if you believe the Bible in Acts 2:38-39 For the promise is for you and your children….it doesn’t come from the water, it comes from Jesus…

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God’s Final Word in His Son

1God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, 2in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. 3And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4having become as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they.

      5For to which of the angels did He ever say,

            “YOU ARE MY SON,

            TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU”?

            And again,

            “I WILL BE A FATHER TO HIM

            AND HE SHALL BE A SON TO ME”? (Hebrews 1:1-5)

Many people don’t realize that pre-incarnate Jesus has always been there from the beginning with God and in fact God made everything, this world, this universe, and every single thing that exists, whether seen or unseen through Jesus Christ. Jesus is the great “I Am” and the word. John says it this way “ 1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God. 3All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.” (John 1:1-3)

Back to Hebrews 1:3 “Jesus is the Exact representation of the Fathers nature and Jesus is the one who upholds ALL things by the Word of His Power.”In other words, everything in the universe works by the WORD of Jesus. The sun, the moon and the stars all obey His Word thus orbiting and obeying His word.

So you realize that:

“While the earth remains,

Seedtime and harvest,

And cold and heat,

And summer and winter,

And Day and Night

Shall NOT Cease.”(Genesis 8:22) So much for global warming destroying the planet. I’ll take the word of God over anyone else’s doomsday theory’s. At the end of time though, this world will be burned up and God will roll up this universe like a robe the Bible says. Because God Has a new universe and new earth and a new Jerusalem for us at the end of time. (Revelation 21:1,2) Check it out:

“But about the Son He says:

“Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever,

and justice is the scepter of Your kingdom.

9You have loved righteousness

and hated wickedness;

therefore God(Jesus)Your God(The Father) has anointed You

above Your companions with the oil of joy.”

10And:

“In the beginning, O Lord, You laid the foundations of the earth,

and the heavens are the work of Your hands.

11They will perish, but You remain;

they will all wear out like a garment.

12You will roll them up like a robe;

like a garmentf they will be changed;

but You remain the same,

and Your years will never end.”

( Hebrews 1:8-12)

So you see Jesus is everything, He IS and was and is to come He’s always been there with the father and even before the foundation of the world He decided He would lower Himself a little lower than the angels and empty Himself into Mary by the Holy Spirit and become flesh so He could offer up Himself with His blood to make purification of sins. Now when we believe with our hearts and confess with our mouths after repenting and show our good works in keeping with our repentance we are saved and being baptized we die to sin by faith and we will also be raised up in the resurrection to live forever as immortals, never to sin again, to be with the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit and the Angels forever and ever and ever.

All authority in heaven and earth has been given to Jesus. The price has been paid, His work is finished, your sins are forgiven if you repent and call on His name and stay faithful to the end. Father God gave His only begotten Son because He loves you and wants you with Him forever. Surrender to Jesus and I’ll see you there someday in the glorious New Jerusalem that sits on a new earth…..It has never even been imagined or even entered the heart of man what glory God has for us who are faithful to the end….

The greatest Gift you can receive…

If you believe in The Creator and His Son Jesus then you should be born again of His Spirit, the Holy Spirit, which enters you when you believe from you heart. And if you believe from you heart then you will have also been baptized in water as He commanded. And if you have been baptized in water, then your commitment to live right must follow or it’s all just a sham. Now back in the day as a youth , I believed Jesus was Gods Son and I also was baptized, but nothing really changed in my life. Why not? Because I really didn’t believe all things become new; I didn’t sincerely repent, I was just following what religion was telling me to do. Later on in high school I got baptized again and still nothing changed so I pretty much blew religion off and just lived for myself thinking none of this works.

I was wrong because much later on in life I actually started seeking the truth with all my heart. Forgetting everything I had been taught I bought myself a bible and began reading it and studying it for myself. What I found out was exactly what Jesus said “ you must be born again of the Spirit to see the kingdom of God” and how does that happen? Well it’s not by practicing religion and following their set of rules, it can only happen by Gods Grace through your faith in the truth of the Bible. And that truth is Jesus loves us and died for us and rose again and is coming again. Our part is to repent of our sins and confess Jesus as Lord after believing it from our heart and making a decision to follow Him with water baptism and then to do our best to live for him.

I’ll never forget how clean I felt and how wonderful it was to finally get saved. I finally got it. It didn’t stop there as I continued to study the Bible I saw many things I never saw before and was not taught about that are as true today in 2019 as they were in 33 A.D. those promises of God are for us today as God is no respecter of persons or of generations as His loving kindness is from generation to generation. What promises are still true for us today? All of them. These include being forgiven, being healed of sicknesses, being filled with the Holy Spirit, and all the gifts of the Spirit given to all of His choosing. Nine gifts listed in 1 Corinthians 12 are: word of wisdom, word of knowledge, faith,gifts of healing, effecting of miracles, prophecy, distinguishing of spirits, various kinds of tongues, interpretation of tongues. All given by the same Spirit distributing to each one individually just as He wills.

For by one Spirit we were ALL baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were made to drink of one Spirit. The Holy Spirit! “ Jesus Christ is the Same yesterday, today and forever. “ So there you go it’s up to you to believe the or not. Now many who do not know God or his Spirit will argue about every detail and try to tear down your beliefs but the thing is they can’t because the Holy Spirit within you knows the truth and you have seen with your spiritual eyes and your physical eyes on occasion. Once your knower inside know ( your spirit ) no one can lie to you anymore. Nor can you lie to yourself because the Holy Spirit tells you the truth and He lives inside you and never leaves you. That’s why Jesus said “ I will never leave you or forsake you” because He is always there through the Holy Spirit.

The great apostle Paul said “my message and my preaching was not with persuasive words of wisdom but in demonstration of the Spirit and of Power” what demonstration of the Spirit and of power do we show people today? Probably not much because we don’t pursue the gifts as we are commanded to do. “But desire earnestly that you prophecy” you don’t desire earnestly because you don’t believe it? God help us in our unbelief.

I have told many people of Gods great grace of healings that have transpired over the years in my life and true believers believe but others look at at me like a deer looking into headlights which is very sad to me. You’ll never understand the working of the Spirit unless you have Him inside. I certainly don’t understand why some are healed and others are not or why I’m healed one time and not another and must see a doctor which is rare. All I know is Gods word is true and I believe it, all of it.

What I do know is Satan or his demons prowl looking for someone to devour. And what did Jesus tell the disciples? “Pray that you may not come into temptation” we must pray daily not sometimes, because this is no game it’s real life.

Some preachers say everything will be perfect when you come to Jesus, wrong! It’s much much better of course but living for God will cost you something maybe even your life! Through the storms of life you have peace because you know Jesus is there with you. The storms and the testing of your faith isn’t easy but they make your stronger and humble you to the point you finally realize it’s all about Jesus and what He did for us nothing is about us. We are just passing through so never give up and if you have then come back home where you belong, Jesus is still there. God told Israel repent and turn back to me and I will receive you. That’s exactly the same for us today. God still loves you..and the greatest gift is receiving Jesus….

Don’t fear in 2019

To my brothers and sisters in Christ I implore you not to fear what you hear and what you see coming, but fear God who is able to cast souls into hell. Perfect love cast out all fear and the one who fears is not perfected in love, because fear involves punishment and there IS none for those who have made Jesus both Savior and Lord! There awaits only glory for us, free from sin and corruption and sickness and death in an eternal heaven with God, with His Son and myriads of saints and angels abiding forever and ever where love resides and there is no sin.

Now let the things of this world grow dim, forsaking that sin that sometimes entangles you. walk in forgiveness and abundant faith knowing all your brothers and sisters in Christ suffer the very same temptations and trials that you do. But realize Jesus is able to deliver us from evil and deliver our souls to the Father in heaven. Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.

You know that the Love of money is the root of all evil which causes souls to chase after it for power and wealth and sexual perversion and every sin that can be named. It all stems from the love of money. Steer clear of that wickedness of the love of money and give a portion of your money to do good works and to the poor. Stop coveting things like the world does always wanting bigger and newer and better things when your money could be put to much better use spreading the good news around the world. All of us have fallen into this trap at one time or another and reaped the binding stress of debt that our love of credit provides because we just had to have things immediately. Now is the time to get out of debt before the coming worldwide Financial crash occurs and time is running out.

Are you praying the Lord’s Prayer daily? Are you talking to God throughout the day? Have you asked God for directions to complete His will for you on earth before you leave? What about giving thanks for all He has done for you? If we are living and breathing and have a roof over our heads and clothes to wear and food to eat and transportation isn’t that enough to give our Creator praise and thanks? How

much we forget all the little things He does for us and take things for granted. In 2019 ask God to send someone by your life that you can lead to Christ. Perhaps family or friends or even a total stranger. Can you be a Bold Christian in 2019 and teach someone about the Love of Jesus or will you just lean back and relax? Time is short and it’s time for Christians to be bold and fight the good fight of faith. When you get to heaven how many will you bring with you? You can witness anywhere you go or by any means you can. Use the Internet, start a blog if need be, just do something for Christ in 2019 and if you can’t then give to a ministry you know that is preaching the gospel that you trust. Let people including, your enemies see a change in you that reflects the love of God and boldness they have never seen before. “Let your light so shine that men will see the light and turn and glorify Our God in heaven. Yes it will cost you something, perhaps ridicule or mocking or persecution but know that if it does, Gods blessing rest upon you. You may be the only person that ever witnessed salvation to them in their life. Even if they reject you, the witness will penetrate their soul and they won’t forget it. We must all do better in 2019 because time is short and perilous times are coming very soon. Do your part and I will do mine and together we will help bring in the final harvest of souls into the kingdom……

Why Christians should not fear death

Human nature is self protective; no one wants to die unless they have serious mental issues. We all want to preserve our lives as long as possible and live peacefully without war or famine or pestilence enjoying ourselves with family and friends and relatives. That’s very normal but in today’s world it sometimes seems Death is just around the corner lurking to take us out by some disaster or disease or lawless act or war. We rationalize that only happens to other people not us but regardless we all know what’s inevitable and that is someday in the future our life will be over and our life here on earth will end. Younger ones hardly give it a thought, they live like they will last forever. Older ones see the clock ticking and it’s coming quickly which brings me to the point of this blog, are you ready to go? Do you live your life like this could be your last day? Probably not for most.

Jesus said in the gospel book of John “You must be born again to see the kingdom of heaven” that is your Spirit must be born again. Now you can debate all you want the various doctrines of the Bible and all the churches doctrines but the bottom line is this: you must be born again of the Spirit or you will never see heaven. How do you know you’ve been born again? Gods Spirit bears witness with your spirit that your born again. This means if you don’t know or have the witness inside yourself you’re in dangerous territory and the outcome of your afterlife experience is in grave doubt. Now I’m not at all talking about superficial acts like water baptism or church attendance, in other words those acts done on the surface to fulfill a doctrine, I’m talking about a hunger for God, a full surrender of your life to the Lord Jesus Christ without holding back your favorite sins and any fleshly desire which brings me another point. If you said a fifteen second prayer called the sinners prayer in most camps without fully repenting of your sins from your heart giving your life totally to Jesus, then it means nothing, your just fooling yourself. No you must be born again and know it inside.

How does this happen? By doing what Jesus said to do: confess your sins and call on the name of the Lord meaning call out to God from inside your heart for God to forgive you and save you through His Son Jesus confessing you believe that Jesus is His Son and paid your sin penalty of eternal death in hell by dying on the cross and shedding His blood and believing He rose again and is coming again. Now if you will do this and mean it with all your heart the Spirit of God will come into your spirit and things will change and you will know you’ve been born again. After this get water baptized as this is a direct commandment from Jesus. This shows you have committed your life to Him in likeness of His death symbolizing burial and resurrection. However; remember we are all baptized into one body by the Spirit of God. You must be born again!

Now when you are born again your spirit is sealed for the day of redemption says Ephesians 4:30 so now your old man is dead, your new in the spirit. Since you already died why would you fear death? That sinful man or woman died and now you live for Christ not for yourself any longer. No reason to fear your body dying, you’ll just cross over and go home to heaven.

But what if you’ve sinned a lot since you know for sure you were born again at one point? Then repent and mean it repent a lot and mean it and live Holy the best you can. If you blow it, repent again and never stop repenting and surrendering your life to Christ. Jesus will finish what He started in you and will never leave you or forsake you. He said no one is able to take them out of my hand or the Fathers hand as the Father is greater than He.

Make up your mind you will live for God and know you will be mocked and ridiculed by others and may even be persecuted but remember if they hated Jesus they will hate you, that is the worldly people. Once your born again Nothing can separate you from the love of God, nothing! And as this world heads towards a one world government and wickedness as in the days of Noah, God has a remnant of believers and His Holy Spirit will cover the earth. If you lose your life you will save it but if you try to save your life you will lose it in the end. Jesus said” be faithful unto death and I will give you a crown of life.” A Christian should not fear death but embrace it as it means we’re heading home. Whatever you see on this earth remember this is not your home. We are strangers and Aliens on this planet because our kingdom is not of this world, we’re just passing through…

Those Odd Ball Crazy Christians

The Bible says that Christians who are truly saved are a peculiar people. Very peculiar to the world, but family to each other. There’s a certain camaraderie among them and belief that is unsurpassed in the spirit world for one reason; all born again Christians have the same Spirit given to us by God through Jesus. Now does that mean all Christians agree on everything? Not hardly, but the one thing we all agree on is Jesus is the only begotten Son of God, that He is the word of God and became flesh and lived on earth and died on a cross and shed His blood for the remission of our sins, was buried then arose from the dead and ascended up to heaven and is coming back again someday to rule and reign. So this great hope that resides in Christians, resides in their spirit because it’s the very same spirit, the Spirit of the living God. “For by One spirit we were all baptized into one body” the body of Christ.

Now these odd people are odd because of the hope they carry of eternal life, living with the Father and His Son Jesus who created all things. This strange group of people know they are sinners and know there is no hope without Jesus in their lives. These people have the audacity to believe God is who He says He is and walk this life by faith in Jesus name, not by what they see going on around them or in the world. They are Peculiar only to those in the world who live by their fleshly desires far removed from knowing God though deep inside they know there is one God being evident by seeing His creation, knowing that all this absolutely could not have happened by mere chance.

You see there is also an enemy of God named Satan who convinced a third of the angels to follow him in his crazy scheme to become like the Most High and be worshipped but since he was defeated by Jesus on the cross and all power and dominion belongs to Jesus in heaven and in earth and God pronounced his sentence to the lake of fire for him and all the fallen angels when Jesus returns, his only goal now is to take as many as possible with him to hell and the lake of fire, so the battle rages on until the end. The battle for your soul and mind.

Now the majority of these odd ball Christians lived just like the worldly ones in the past, even worse in some cases, but the difference lies in the fact that while we were still sinners Jesus died for us and freedom from the fear of dying and going to hell (which is what we all deserve) passes away the minute we repent of our sins, turn away from the love of the world, and follow Jesus by believing in our hearts and confessing with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and following His example by being baptized.

You see there is no death for the redeemed, your spirit just leaves your body and goes to heaven as you await the resurrection and receiving your new glorified body that will live forever and ever and ever. Now that’s a promise you can stand on because God says it is true. Remember God is not a man that He could lie. Our Father is so pure so holy so perfect, nothing and no one could ever compare. There is coming a new heaven and a new earth the word says.

Us peculiar odd ball crazy Christians are not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but we are all “sealed by the Holy Spirit” awaiting the resurrection day. And that hope is deep within us. There is no soul sleep as the word says “to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord”

So why do you suppose Christians are so maligned and hated and killed and martyred and picked on? The reason is simple; Jesus said “remember they hated me before they hated you.” They love their sin and love darkness rather than the light and truth. Like a rebellious child they want their own way not Gods way even though He has provided a way out of the darkness with His Son Jesus. “ God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” God loves everyone, but everyone will not be saved, in fact the majority of people will burn in Hell because they refused the free gift of salvation that is there for anyone who believes.

How many times have you heard it said if God exist why is there so much pain and suffering in the world? The answer is still the same. “Because men love The darkness rather than light.” God did not create us like robots, everyone is a unique individual with total FREE WILL and those who deny God fall into sin and many invite the demons into their lives openly by inviting them in by the life that they lead and their love of the world, the love of money, the love of power, the love of lust and the love of drugs and the love of lying and murder and hate. These evil men and women led by the voices of Satan are the ones who have caused and are still causing untold suffering and death and every evil under the sun upon the earth, NOT GOD! You can read about them from Genesis to Revelation and in modern day history books and on the Internet. Vile men and women who love the darkness and not the light.

But surely your not one of them. Surely you want to break free of your sin and your addictions and heartache and deep seeded fear. Surely you will call upon the Lord to save you and turn from your sin. Surely you’re tired of the life you’ve been living and have seen there is no hope without God. You can escape you know and become an odd ball peculiar crazy Christian like the rest of us that are saved. If you feel any tug on your heart that’s God the Holy Spirit calling you to come home. Do it today do it now and join Gods unique family and become a part of the body of Christ. Gods salvation is free, but His blessings, His protection and His provision for you are conditional. You must surrender daily to Him and take up your cross and follow Him and obey His commandments the best you can, and if you are serious, the Holy Spirit will help you because Jesus said “ Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.

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…

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