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How to get right with God and be at peace

Everyone knows deep in their heart if they are right with God. They may put on a big mask in front of the world especially their immediate family or best friends that they have it all together and are just fine with life, but deep inside they are pricked in their heart daily and know they are headed for the lake that burns with fire and brimstone if they don’t change and get right with God. That pricking of the heart is the Holy Spirit condemning the sin in their lives and trying to draw them to turn to God before it’s too late. Sometimes even those who have been born again at one point have lost their way because the lust of the world or the love of money or the pride of life have corrupted them once again. These are the one’s who really live in fear because they have known the truth and are living in sin. Peace has left them and the joy of their salvation, which they remember, is long gone. 

The wages of sin is death, certainly at the end of a sinful persons life, but also sin has catastrophic effects right now when living on this earth. Major diseases, breakups of families, alcoholism and drug abuse, sexual immorality and diseases, poverty, and just a lack of any love or peace or joy in their lives. Listing the effects of sin would take a book to write, but you get the point. Now the rich have the same problems, but added to their misery is constant fear of losing what they have, family members or thieves or investors clawing at their holdings and money. The super vile and wicked people’s lives are usually cut way short as believing the evil ones lies leads them to a quick path of destruction and short life. 
Even many professing so-called Christians are headed for doom because they think they can just go through life with one foot in the world and do as they please because they have been taught “Once saved always saved” so sinning doesn’t matter. The truth is, once saved always is true, but only in the sense of abiding in Christ. Once you walk away and don’t repent, you are lost and worst than a sinner who has never been saved, hell becomes your new destination. I’ll prove my point in a minute. And now the “Grace” teaching thats been going around is totally false and demonic in its origin. Why? Because that teaching also gives people a false sense of security. It infers no matter what kind of life you lead grace covers you. No it does not! Grace is Gods unmerited favor, nothing we can even attempt to earn, but Gods unmerited favor (grace) does not cover your purposeful and deliberate lifestyle of sinning. “We are saved by grace through faith and that not of ourselves” so grace without faith is useless and does you no good at all. “We are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise “when we believe (Ephesians 1:13) but the second part of that is “with a view to the redemption of Gods own possession..” (vs 14) in other words salvation is there and in view but not fully obtained until we finish the fight and finish the race in good standing. Salvation is not a given guarantee unless we continue in the faith until death. 
Jesus will present us holy and blameless and beyond reproach because He reconciled us in His fleshly body through death.(Colossians 1:22) “IF INDEED YOU CONTINUE IN THE FAITH FIRMLY ESTABLISHED AND STEADFAST AND NOT MOVED AWAY FROM THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL THAT YOU HAVE HEARD, WHICH WAS PROCLAIMED IN ALL CREATION UNDER HEAVEN…” (vs 23) I think thats pretty clear. When teaching parables Jesus gave examples of not being ready several times when explaining the kingdom of God. In Matthew He talks about the wicked slaves who are assigned the place with the Hippocrates and thrown into the lake of fire. Slaves are meant Believers in that text as the good slaves are given eternal life. In Revelation 3:5 Jesus says ” He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments; and I will NOT ERASE his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before the Angels.” So you see here even though you were once born again and saved it is still possible to have your name erased from the book of life and be thrown into the lake of fire IF you don’t continue in the faith and overcome. Some walk away for weeks or months or years, but God will never give up on you and many prodigal sons and daughters repent and return to God. Many don’t and go to hell. This is Not talking about committing sin when your saved but it’s talking about walking away from God, from a relationship with Him and living a life of sin. We all sin at times and are tempted at times but we go to the Father and ask forgiveness through Jesus and are forgiven at once. Repent quickly when you blow it and sin. 
To get right with God has to include one major thing; repentance from your heart. Believing with all your heart, forgiving others with all your heart, trusting God with all your heart that redemption can only come through Jesus blood, nothing else! ” In Him we have our redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses according to His grace.” (Ephesians 1:13) We must go in a different direction to repent. We cannot look back again to the sin desires of our flesh. We can overcome and will find peace when we walk in the light as He is in the light. The world says “do your job” but Jesus says humble yourself as a little child, be steadfast unmovable in your faith. “Come unto me all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest” There is a rest for the Children of God. You enter that rest when you give up yourself and give your whole heart to Jesus.. When you let go of your life and surrender to God…..He loves you and wants you home with Him…Many believe and receive but never get baptized as the Lord commanded in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost so their full commitment to Christ isn’t there and they fall away. Many don’t make a full commitment to God at all, but only to their church or denomination, sorry that won’t work and get you to heaven. Only a full commitment to God through His Son Jesus Christ will cause you to become born again. Why wait, you could be dead tomorrow, and where would you wind up? Only you know if your ready…… 

Jesus has always lived

Many people have heard that Jesus is the Son of God and was born of the virgin Mary. But how many stop and realize that He was with the Father before He took on the form of human flesh?Many references in the old testament speak of the coming Messiah. I’d like to show a couple that prove He was with the Father from The days of eternity. In the Old Testament (or the first covenant) in the book of Micah chapter 5 it reads; “But I asked for you Bethlehem Ephrathah, too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you One will go forth from Me to be the ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, from the days of eternity.” Therefore He will give them up until the time when she who is in labor has born a child. Here we see that Messiah Jesus Christ came from the days of eternity and was with the father all the time. When the prophesied time came, God the father put Him in the belly of Mary as human flesh and He gave up his dwelling place in heaven with the father to become a man and become our propitiation (our sacrifice ) the one who takes our place to save us from our sins. Jesus obeyed the father and did this willingly out of pure agape love, love that man cannot comprehend or understand until he is born again. 
 “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us, and the government will rest upon His shoulders and His name will be called wonderful Counselor, mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of peace; there will be no end to the increase of his government or of peace, On the throne of David and over His kingdom to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from then on and forever more.” Here we see in the statement He is Eternal Father, Prince of peace. Jesus is eternal and one with the Father, has always been and always will be. The kingdom in this passage refers to the kingdom of God that Jesus set up when He came and lived among us died and was resurrected. The kingdom of God is forever and ever and ever.
 In Exodus 3:2 Messiah Jesus is called the angel of the Lord and it is He who appeared in a blazing fire from the midst of a bush that Moses saw, the bush that did not burn up or was consumed. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. 
Turning to the new testament or new covenant in John chapter 8 verse 57,58 Jesus speaking to the Jews said “your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day and he saw it and was glad.” So the Jews said to him you are not yet 50 years old and you have you seen Abraham?” Jesus said to them “truly truly I say to you before Abraham was born I am.” So here Jesus himself says that he was around way before Abraham was even born in the heavens with the father and the angels. Notice he said before Abraham was Born “I Am.” The very same phrase that Moses heard from the burning bush when he asked God who shall I say that sent me and God says I am that I am, tell them I am sent you. 
Looking further in John chapter 1 we read “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God He was in the beginning with God, all things came into being through Him and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life and the life was the light of men. Here we see the messiah Jesus Christ is the living word of God and that every thing that has ever been created or come into existence was created through him. Messiah Jesus Christ the Only begotten Son of the living God is the voice of the Father. It goes on to say that He is the light of the world and as many as received Him to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name who are born not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man but of God. “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. They saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. For the law was given through Moses grace and truth we realized through Jesus Christ. Now if Jesus is the only begotten Son of God then there can be no other, no other God at all, no other name under heaven in which we must be saved! No one has seen God at any time the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father He has explained Him. God is spirit, no man has ever seen God in his existence, his spirit being. Yet He assumed visible form which men saw in Old Testament times and in Jesus, man could see God. Christ gives life He gives grace and truth. John the Baptist stated “behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world” and in him messiah Jesus Christ we live and move and have our being (exist)for we are his offspring (children), born again by the Spirit of God.
This my friends is why Jesus says I am the way the truth and the life and no man can come to the father except by me. This my friends is also why Christianity is the right way because only Christianity has the Son of God Jesus Christ as the cornerstone for salvation. Without him Jesus you cannot know the Father, you cannot come to the Father, you cannot be saved and born of the spirit and you’ll be lost. If you put your trust in other gods like Allah or Buddha or Hinduism or any other false god, you cannot be born again and go to heaven and know the only true God, the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob. Jesus said you must be born again. For the wind blows and you hear the sound of it but do not know where it comes from or where it is going, so is everyone born of the Spirit of God. This my friends is why there so much hatred against Christians and Christianity and in the name of Jesus and the cross; because it is the only way to heaven period. The demons of hell blind those souls so they won’t be saved. But to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ you shall be saved and the scales will fall off of your eyes. That’s God’s promise. Allah doesn’t love you, Buddha doesn’t love you nor any other false gods of hundreds of other religions. Those religions want domination by rules and works, but Jesus really does love you. God the Father really does love you. The One true God doesn’t want sacrifice of yourself or your life. He says don’t you know “I require mercy and not sacrifice?” Jesus said the Father and I are One and if you have seen me, you have seen the Father. Jesus is the perfect representation of the father. You must be born again to see the kingdom of heaven. Are you born again? You have the witness within yourself. If your not then repent of your sins, believe that Jesus is Gods Son and died in your place, give your life to Him and get baptized as He commanded. He will not leave you as orphans but will come to you when you call upon his name. Do it today do it now, come into His kingdom and we’ll meet in heaven…..

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….,,

Perilous Times

As I traveled up to South Lake Tahoe this week, one of the most beautiful places on earth, I was thinking of the majesty of God and His creation. Walking along the beach by the lake and seeing the gorgeous mountains in the background, I thought this is a tiny moment of time and space that God had originally planned for us on earth before the fall. God wanted for man to be at total peace and comfort living with all things provided and having a love relationship with Him. Oh how man has messed the original plan of God up! This, however; didn’t take Him by surprise, for He knew the end from the beginning. His marvelous plan of salvation so that the promise of faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe is His pure love for mankind. “For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus (Gal 3:26).” There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus (Gal 3:28). And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to promise (Gal 3:29).” And if your god is not the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, then you serve a false god, the god of disobedience, the father of lies, the master of deception. The fool has said in his heart there is no God. Those who will enter hell will have no excuse as the bible clearly states “You are without excuse, even nature teaches you there is a God.” And those who love their new age philosophy and sin because they love not the truth, are being turned into reprobate minds and their destruction is eminent. Didn’t God say if you seek Him with all your heart you will find Him? There will be no excuse for anyone who did not search and open their heart to Him, but in their own foolish wisdom, the truth of the gospel was hidden. Scary to think your not a Christian believer; because that means the Holy Spirit did not draw you unto God for salvation, because your heart is darkened by the spirit of this world and deceived by the devil himself because you didn’t love the truth. And what is truth, the Roman asked Jesus? Truth is Jesus is the only begotten Son of God and God sent Him to die in our place.
Soon, this world will become the place of peace, and restored to the glory that God had from the beginning. Jesus himself will rule with an iron rod this entire world from Jerusalem very soon when the kingdoms of this world become the kingdoms of God upon the earth. To the natural eye, it seems the world is being ruled by hatred and the erroneous belief of Islam is taking hold of the not only the Middle East but eventually the whole world. We walk by faith, not by sight and the billions of prayers of believers everywhere who have and are still praying “Thy kingdom Come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”, will be answered and the whole world will know that The Lord is God and there is no other. I Am that I Am is the beginning and the end and everything in between. All nations will come and worship Him.
And how is our God going to wake up the believers and the unsaved as we approach the end of this age? You will not believe the things that will happen very shortly, how the earth will be rocked and shaken as the birth pangs have already begun. On lookers see the earthquakes and natural disasters along with the wickedness of the nations and their people, the murder and wars and rumors of wars, the rampant immorality and evil governments and still have no clue as to what is happening. They will blame others, Christians and Jews alike and systems and governments , but never look into themselves, never realizing that God is calling them to repent so they can be restored and saved. BUT, there is a remnant of believers who are crying out to God, who have repented and are crying out to God to heal our land. Nothing or no one will nor can change God’s plan for the end times, but His mercy and grace will be abundant for all believers who walk after the Spirit and not after the flesh. Supernaturally, God will protect and provide for His own children, while the unbelieving world lashes out in fear and hate and want, seeing the terrible times coming upon the earth. Many will finally turn to the one true God when this trouble hits and final harvest of souls of the ages will come in. Perilous times are on the way, so you better get ready and stay close to God.
Look for something major to occur this fall, and in January and throughout the Spring of 2013. Monster earthquakes in several places on earth. A cold,cold winter with natural disasters that the world has not seen. Rampant inflation with major loss of standards of living. Wars in various places with riots and murders throughout the nations through the coming economic collapses of nations that will have a domino effect. Those living on credit will be bankrupted and lose everything. Cyber attacks on the banking industry and governments. With this years draught, food prices will soar out of control and with war, gas prices will skyrocket. Water everywhere it doesn’t belong and outbreaks of disease and suffering that you have not witnessed in your lifetime. The sins of men and women brings on judgement; since they refuse to repent and turn to God. Regardless who is elected president of the U.S. these things will occur. Governments are not God, but millions have been led to believe their hope is them; they will soon find out there is no hope but in God. Over the next few months and years, the world will evolve into complete chaos and no answers will be found. False security and treaties will be blown up to the dismay of delusional men and women and governments. Now is the time to seek God and stay close to Him. He alone is the answer and those who know their God will survive and even prosper……… 

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