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Gods message never changes regardless of changing Cultures 

Sin is still sin and the wages of sin is still death. People who think they will make heaven living immoral lifestyles are deceived and sadly mistaken. If you have bought into the doctrine of “once saved, always saved” without living a clean life purposefully sinning, then again you are deceived. The Bible clearly states “without holiness No One shall see the Lord” and what is holiness? Keeping yourself unstained from the world and forsaking sexual sin which leads to you sanctification. If you’re not, then repent, God will forgive you. 

If Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever then all the same blessings and rules still apply today even if the cultures go to hell in a hand basket. Repentance is rarely preached today in churches or Christian tv programs and spoken of by friends or family. 
People calling themselves Christians are living in fornication and adultery and bound up with pornography. These things will keep you out of heaven. Repent, God will forgive you. There is a list in the Bible of those not going to make it to heaven. 
Here’s the list: ” Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals,

10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.

11 Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. There is a way out; repent and turn to Jesus. 
Again this warning from Revelation: But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” Again there is a way out; Repent and turn to the Lord so that times of refreshing will come to you. 
Today there are wars and rumors of war and now the media is openly talking about nuclear war coming which hasn’t been even discussed openly in years. It’s time to get yourself and your household ready for perilous times in the not to distant future. 
Many antichrist spirits are working their evil in the world, dividing men and nations so they will destroy each other as Satan hates you and all humans and wants them in hell where he’s heading at the end of time. He gets humans to sin and then condemns them for the very sin he caused them to commit. However; he is a defeated foe as Jesus arose from the dead and made an open display of victory and He’s coming back again. Jesus is our rock our redeemer, our Lord and our Father forgives all who call on His Son to be saved by faith in His name and what He accomplished on the cross and resurrection. Believe and be baptized.
If you are caught up in any sin, repent and stop it. Your soul depends on it, and where you will spend eternity forever. We have all sinned and fallen short, but the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin and we must walk in the Spirit trusting Him to bring us through to the end. Jesus says come to me and give me your life and I will forgive you and you will live with me forever. 

Serve God not yourself or the world and it’s lusts. You can’t do it by grit and determination in your flesh, that’s where so many fail and give up because they never understood when Jesus said “if you save your life you will lose it, but if you lose your life for my sake you will save it.” So repentance and total surrender from your heart is necessary and paramount to live a victorious life. Does that mean you quit life? Absolutely not, it means now you live a fulfilling life with peace in your heart no matter what happens in the world. God has never changed, society does, but sin is still sin and millions will pay with their soul by compromising the word of God. Enter by the narrow gate and be saved….

The Good and Bad Times of 2017 are here

Every New Year people have hope that things will be better in the coming year than they were in the previous year, but very few do a single thing about it, that is; mentally and spiritually make an honest assessment reviewing ther lives and determine to make changes that will reap benefits for them in the coming year. Usually it’s a flickering moment of fleshy worldly like behavior wishing and hoping without any real substance for life changing goals or contribution to ones own well being. Eating less and exercising more to lose weight is number one on most list. Quitting smoking or drinking less usually ranks at the top also in the pool of fleeting desires. But what about making a change that will have lasting consequences not just for a few weeks or a year but for an eternity? 
The best way to do this is so simple but yet takes ones deep courage and determination to make it come to pass that it’s almost impossible, in fact it is impossible to do it alone. What is this one single thing that will make 2017 a better year than 2016? Finally realistically falling on your face before God, humbly asking God to forgive you of your sins and failures of the past and giving up completely totally releasing your life into the hands of The Master, Jesus Christ. Giving up and giving in to God is the only answer. He alone has the compassion and gives the grace and faith to you to be able to start fresh, become new, and walk into a new realm of peace you never knew existed. You will actually feel His presence and begin to hear His voice in your spirit that you never ever comprehended before. Jesus said if you lose your life you will find it. In other words if you are willing to give all of yourself to Him and follow Him, you will find real life for eternity. There is no magic formula, no works that you must perform first, no sequence of Hail Mary’s, no washings and no money that must be given. All sinners in the Bible came Just as They Were. “While we were yet sinners He died for us.” 

 Now here’s the catch if you can call it a catch, it will cost you something. Giving your full life to Jesus may cost you problems in your family or with friendships (It’s weird but as long as you sinning everything is ok, but the minute you are born again and change your lifestyle, suddenly it’s a real problem) your family and your friends may think your nuts or gone off the deep end but I promise you persecutions will come in one form or another but it’s so worth it all, believe it. Now instead of just falling back into the same old same old ruts and sins and bondages you had, you will now be free. You will understand what real love is from God, agape love and even passing through the storms of life whether you have little or much, you will be content knowing your heading to a place much greater than this world but a new heaven and a new earth where God will live with you for eternity 2017 for you will be directly related to how your relationship with God is. Mark it down. The closer you are, the better your year will be. If not, you could be in for a rough ride. 

In many places like America, there’s is renewed hope that things will turn around for the better, but let’s be clear; no man or government on earth can save your soul or give you the peace that passes all understanding especially when hard times hit. Look for great progress and great disappointment in 2017. It’s not just America that is split down the middle, it’s most nations around the world and riots and killings and disasters will still go on. Let’s hope no wars do but that is possible. Why? Because God is shaking planet earth, shaking the nations and shaking the people to see who will stand up for righteousness and truth and God. Many evil forces are at work and many evil people are controlled by the devil and his demons, so the war of the ages roars in the Spirit realm for the souls of mankind. There is a much better way ” repent and be baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and live your life fresh and new in the Lords grace. Peace to you all in this Christmas season remembering Jesus came into the world to save us all..remember, surrender all and cry out to God, He will hear you and come to you….

Stillborn Believers

Stillborn Believers  Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” How can someone be born when they are old? Nicodemus asked. Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born! 

Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water (natural birth) and the Spirit (born of the Spirit of God). Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, “You must be born again.” The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear it’s sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So is EVERYONE BORN OF THE SPIRIT.” (John 3:3-8 NIV)
Now later in the same conversation Jesus told Nicodemus that everyone who believes in Him may have eternal life. The KEY here is MAY have eternal life. In other words eternal life is available to all who believe, but there is a requirement; you MUST BE BORN AGAIN! The New America Standard version says “May in Him have eternal life.” What does this mean? 
Well people may believe Jesus existed as a prophet but was not the Son of God who takes away the sins of the world. They may believe Jesus was who He said He was, but have no intention of following His teachings and living a holy, set apart life from the world of sin. 

Just like a modern day example of a politician running for office. You may believe this person is real, but you have no intention of voting for him or her or following them at all. You may even like some of the ideology, but you don’t buy into the whole script. If you truly believe in someone with your whole heart, then you follow them. 
So many preachers today teach ,”just believe and you’ll be saved”, but that is not the whole meaning of what Jesus was saying. He said you must be born again “Period” to enter the kingdom of God. Don’t you realize the demons of hell believe and shudder? It takes more than just believing with your mind. 
It takes believing from your heart, with all your heart that Jesus is Lord and King of Kings. It takes an agreement from your heart that Jesus is the only way to receive forgiveness and placing your full trust in Jesus alone, not what some preacher told you or some feel good sermon you may have heard from church or anywhere else for that matter. It means following Jesus and His words to live your life, no matter what the cost is to you personally. Can this be done by your will? Heavens no, only by the Indwelling of the Spirit of God can you walk with God. Remember it is by His grace through your faith you are saved. There is no other way. 
“Truly I tell you ANYONE who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little CHILD will never enter It.” (Luke18:17) So does holding your hand up in church or walking down an isle or saying a sinners prayer save you? Only if your heart was crying out to God in repentance and in full childlike faith trusting in Jesus to save you! Can people come to God nonchalantly? No way! And for those who do and are born again of the spirit, THEY KNOW IT, they feel it, they believe it, they live it the best they can. Do they fail sometimes? Yes of course. Do they still sin and make mistakes? Yes of course they do. BUT, “a righteous man (or woman) may fall seven times but they will get up, repent and start again! 
Which brings me to another point. How can there be so many who claim to be born again Christians who have never even been baptized? How is that possible? Didn’t Jesus Himself say repent and be baptized? Did He not get baptized Himself to show His covenant with us? I realize there may be extenuating circumstances for a very very small few, but there is no excuse not to be baptized if you are truly following Jesus. It confirms your a true follower and symbolizes his death burial and resurrection. 
The bottom line why so many of those professing to be Christians don’t live the life, is they were STILLBORN. They never were born of the spirit because they never honestly turned to God and believed Jesus and received Him as their Savior and Lord. Any person reading this blog knows in their heart if they were truly born again or just Stillborn. Jesus is waiting, now is the time, repent and give your life to Him and receive Him like a little child and enter the kingdom of heaven. End times are approaching quickly, time is running out, make sure your born-again.

Too Embarrased to Go to Heaven 

Too embarrassed to go to Heaven 
There are so many backslidden Christians (or people who call themselves Christians) that at one time in their life believed on the Lord Jesus Christ and were even baptized that are so far away from the Lord, it will take some serious act of God for them to repent and turn back to their first love and once again live in a restored relationship with Jesus Christ. 
They are now so caught up in the worldly things like getting a new car, a new house, new and better husband or wife, and a host of material things that will not matter when they die. Some have a life of drugs, sexual immorality, and pursue only more money. Their hearts have been darkened with a cesspool of worldly pleasure. Deep down inside their thoughts flash back to the time they actually had peace and were living like real Christians. For those who really were saved at one time in their life, the hounds of heaven still pursue them and grab at their heels through many methods trying to get them to get up, wake up and look up again to the Great Almighty who loves them even in their sin and wants them back serving Him. 
For one hour on Sunday, they might even play the church game, but come Monday through Saturday they spend their six days a week denying Christ. At work and with friends and family they never speak of Jesus or God. Oblivious to the moving of the Spirit. They don’t share a testimony or the good news of the gospel, and they certainly don’t speak out on social issues like homosexuality or abortion or same sex marriage or any biblical truths. Too embarrassed to let others know they are believers, they become too embarrassed to go to heaven. 
The greatest of all apostles wrote in Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” Believers who are ashamed of Jesus and the gospel and are too embarrassed to show their belief and are probably not going to make it into the kingdom of heaven. I have mentioned in other blogs that the the first ones listed as being thrown into the lake of fire are the cowards. God has no room for cowards and neither does heaven. Jesus said in Matthew 10:32-33. Jesus said “count the cost” and “take up your cross and follow me”

“Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven.But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven. Keeping silent is denying Jesus. Hiding ones Christianity is denying Jesus. They are just too embarrassed to go to heaven. 
2016 and beyond will become perilous times. Those who are closet Christians will be shaken to the core in every sphere of their lives, financially, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Those who have just been religious and chose to straddle the fence and only use Christianity as a means of gain and convenience will have it the worst. Those who once knew God and fell away into sin God will restore immediately with sincere repentance and prayer and faith. No matter how long they have been away or how many sins they have committed, Gods mercy last forever and ever. His grace is always available to those who ask for it. His mercy never fails and His love is not conditional. On the other hand, salvation is conditional. Conditional on faith and repentance and belief that Jesus blood covers all sin. Thousands will repent and come back home to God during the coming perilous times, but so many others are just be too embarrassed to go to heaven….

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