Friday, March 24, 2017

"Children of God"


“Children of God”

 

We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.         1 John 5:19

 

The person who comes to God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, seeking FORGIVENESS and SALVATION, accepting God’s Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, as their Savior and Lord, then becomes a TRUE CHILD of God. 

 

How can one KNOW for sure that they have been born of God?  Here are a few indications:  A TRUE CHILD of GOD will NOT CONTINUE to sin, the word “continue” is a fundamental part of this statement.  We ALL sin and fall short of God’s glory, (Rom. 3:23).  Even the TRUE CHILD of GOD, because we are in the flesh, and as the Apostle Paul has said: I do what I wish not to do, because of the flesh.

 

The difference being, is that the TRUE CHILD of God does NOT CONTIUNE to sin.  They may fall to the temptation, occasionally, but they do NOT CONTINUOUSLY sin.  It is NOT a part of their life-style.  Sin is no longer appealing to them, as it once was.  Their desire is MORE for the things of God, then for the things of the world. 

 

The TRUE CHILD of GOD is controlled by the Holy Spirit of God and is no longer bound to sin, and under the control of the evil one, Satan.  They are not strongly influenced or enticed by worldly ideas, schemes, influences, and enticements.  But they are guided by the Holy Spirit of God, to be influenced and enticed by the ways of the HOLY, RIGHTEOUS God.  And to receive POWER to OVERCOME any temptations this sinful, depraved world has to offer.

 

The TRUE CHILD OF God is also given the HOPE of Heaven as their ETERNAL home.  The person who has NOT given their HEART and LIFE to God is NOT a TRUE CHILD of GOD, but is controlled by the evil one and is influenced and enticed by worldly things.  They are led astray on a path that leads to an ETERNITY in a place called HELL, the place of FOREVER torment, torture, pain, agony, heartache, and despair, and with NO ESCAPE.  Unless you come to God, NOW, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING, your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION and become a TRUE CHILD of God, with the HOPE of Heaven for ALL eternity, and be free from the control of the evil one.  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

"What You Do, Will Be Done to You"


“What You Do, Will Be Done to You”

 

“The day of the Lord is near for all nations.  As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head.”       Obadiah 1:15

 

This message was given to Obadiah, from the Lord God Almighty, for the nations who were/are the enemies of Israel.  Now, nations are made up of people, and in a lot of countries, the people vote to put people into LEADERSHIP positions, who will LEAD that nation to do the WILL of the PEOPLE.  The question is:  Will those who are in LEADERSHIP positions be ALLIES or ENEMIES of Israel? 

 

If the LEADERSHIP of a nation, made-up by the people, who have given the RIGHT to GOVERN their LAND, to the LEADERS, and those LEADERS are ANTI-ISRAEL, then the PEOPLE will be held accountable, and will be JUDGED and given the PROMISE, which the ALMIGHTY GOD has proclaimed:  “As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head.”  What exactly does that mean?

 

God told Abraham; “I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.  I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and ALL peoples on earth will be blessed THROUGH you.”  (Gen. 12:1-3)   I believe this is pretty plain, if the nations are ALLIES or FRIENDS of Israel, God will bless them, but if they are ENEMIES of Israel, they will be cursed, which means that the same things that they do to Israel will come back on them. 

 

So as a nation of people, who have the AUTHORITY to put into LEADERSHIP the LEADERS, who will either LEAD that nation to be ALLIES or ENEMIES of Israel, and who will decide whether they, the people, will bring CURSES or BLESSINGS on themselves and on their nation.  BE CAREFUL, who you elect to LEAD your Nation.  “The Day of the Lord is NEAR for ALL nations.”  Judgment is coming!  Where will your nation stand?  Will it be, BLESSINGS or CURSES?

 

REMEMBER, the nation is made up of the people living in that nation.  The outcome of the judgment will depend on the CONDITION of the HEARTS of the people.  Is your HEART, a TRUE REPENTANT HEART that has been OBEDIENT to God and His WILL?  Or are you DISOBEDIENT to the WILL of the Almighty and facing judgment and being sentenced to an eternity in Hell?  In order to ESCAPE judgment and Hell, you MUST come to God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and be OBEDIENT to Him, and be an ALLY to Israel, and bring BLESSINGS on your Nation.   Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

"The Day is Near!"


“The Day is Near!”

 

The night is nearly over; the day is almost here.  So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.          Romans 13:12

 

 
The NIGHT, which the Apostle Paul is alluding to, in this part of his letter to the Christians in Rome, is referring to the time period where Jesus Christ is absent from the earth and Satan is hard at work, deceiving and destroying mankind and any relationship with the Almighty God.

 

All we need to do is OPEN our eyes and ears and be ALERT.  This world can’t get too much worse morally, than it is already.  The morals of mankind are RAPIDALLY DECAYING and the FILTH and PUTRID environment in which we are living in, is RAPIDALLY DESTROYING the DECENCY of humanity. 

 

Mankind is ALLOWING, and in some cases PARTICIPATING in some of the MOST CORRUPT, INDECENT, behavior known to man.  And it will only get worse, because we are FAST approaching, THE DAY!!  “What exactly is THE DAY?”  You might ask. “THE DAY” is the time when SALVATION for the TRUE BELIEVER, is FINALIZED, with the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.   The time that is between the NIGHT and the DAY is the PRESENT, the time we are living in NOW.

 

We, the TRUE BELIEVERS, are ENCOURAGED by the Apostle Paul to, WAKE UP!  to be ALERT, and to STOP being influenced, and tempted to PARTICIPATE in the deeds of darkness, and to put on the ARMOR of LIGHT.  In other words, we NEED to LIVE in the LIGHT, and to be a LIGHT in this DARK, DEPRAVED, and DOOMED world.   We NEED to let the LIGHT of Jesus shine in us, so that we could LEAD others to the LIGHT, which is the Lord Jesus Christ.  So that they may come out of the DARKNESS, and out from under the control of Satan, and into the LIGHT of SALVATION. 

 

Are you living in the DARKNESS?  You are, if you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God.  But He is giving you the opportunity to escape the DARKNESS and come into the LIGHT, right NOW, The DAY is fast approaching, so don’t put it off any longer.   Come NOW, to Him with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELILEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and live in the LIGHT, and be a LIGHT to a LOST and DYING world.  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

 

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

"Our Legal Indebtedness"


“Our Legal Indebtedness”

 

 

He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; He has taken it away, nailing it to the cross.                        Colossians 2:13b-14

 

When we are born, we are born with a SIN NATURE, and as we grow and mature, and learn RIGHT from WRONG, we become accountable for our SINS.  We have the choice to do RIGHT or to do WRONG.  It is our decision. 

God provided the LAW, in order to show mankind how we should live our lives and conduct ourselves in and amongst others.  The Law is like a certificate of INDEBTEDNESS.  However mankind is UNABLE to keep ALL the LAW, and because of this the LAW becomes a BILL of INDEBTEDNESS. 

 

People, who cannot pay their BILL of INDEBTEDNESS, were considered criminals, but Jesus Christ, took away their BILL of INDEBTEDNESS with His death.  It was as if He nailed it to the cross and it was evidence of wiping the slate CLEAN.   

 

Those who come to the cross for the FORGIVENESS of their SINS, are CLEANSED and are NO LONGER in a state of LEGAL INDEBTEDNESS.  Because Jesus Christ, PAID IT ALL for ALL, and it is NO LONGER necessary for mankind to be in a STATE of LEGAL INDEBTEDNESS.  Unless they REJECT the PAID IN FULL gift, which is given by the DEATH of Jesus on the cross. 

 

Many miss out on being set FREE from the burden of LEGAL INDEBTEDNESS, which is against us and CONDEMNS us to an eternity in Hell, if we keep REJECTING the PAID IN FULL gift.  Have you come to the CROSS of CHRIST to be FORGIVEN of your LEGAL INDEBTEDNESS of SIN? 

 

If you have NOT come to God for your FREEDOM from LEGAL INDEBTEDNESS, You have the opportunity NOW, to come to Him with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and be TRULY FREE from your LEGAL INDEBTEDNESS of SIN, which is pulling you into Hell.  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

Monday, March 20, 2017

"The Spirit That Indwells You"


“The Spirit That Indwells You”

 

 

But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness.  And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of His Spirit who lives in you.        Romans 8:10, 11

 

Because of the sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, PHYSICAL DEATH came to the human body, as well as spiritual death.  God told Adam: “for dust you are and to dust you will return.”  There is no escaping the PHYSICAL DEATH of the human body. 

 

But if Christ dwells in you, by the Holy Spirit of the Living God, then though your body is subject to DEATH, because of SIN, the Spirit gives LIFE, because of RIGHTEOUSNESS. 

 

The Holy Spirit of the Living God, which is implanted in the TRUE BELIEVER at the point of conversion, gives ETERNAL SPIRITUAL LIFE, now, and that same SPIRIT that raised Jesus’ PHYSICAL BODY from the grave, will also raise our PHYSICAL BODIES from the grave, and will give LIFE to them, at the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.  We will experience two resurrections, the SPIRITUAL RESURRECTION and the PHYSICAL RESURRECTION.

 

What an AWESOME thought, to KNOW that the power of the SAME HOLY SPIRIT that raised Jesus from the dead indwells the TRUE BELIEVER.  The question is, are we tapping into that POWER, or are we quenching it?   Hopefully we are ALLOWING the Spirit of the Living God to fill us and use us to the potential that He desires.

 

If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you have NO ETERNAL SPIRITUAL LIFE, except for the fact that you will spend ALL ETERNITY in HELL, the place of ETERNAL torture, torment, pain, agony, heartache and despair, with NO WAY of escape.  Unless you come to God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and be implanted with the SPIRIT of the LIVING GOD, who will bring ETERNAL SPIRITUAL LIFE to you NOW, and will later bring you ETERNAL PHYSICAL LIFE.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

"The Wicked Person"


“The Wicked Person”

 

For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire; He blesses the greedy and renounces the Lord.  The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God’ God is in none of his thoughts.  His ways are always prospering; Your judgments are far above, out of his sight; as for all his enemies, he sneers at them.  He has said in His heart, “I shall not be moved; I shall never be in adversity.”                 Psalm 10:3-6

 

King David, in this Psalm, gives us a pretty in-depth character analysis of a WICKED person.  I believe that the most striking thing that David brings out is the fact that a WICKED person, “renounces” the Lord.  They do NOT seek God nor is He in their thoughts.   

 

The one thing a WICKED person does is to boast about their WICKED desires, schemes, and deeds.  They are generally arrogant and prideful, forceful and greedy.  They view the one that is living according to God’s laws and precepts as weak and inept, not up to their standards.  The WICKED wants NOTHING to do with them, unless it is to demean and destroy them.  And they will go to ANY extremes to take them down. 

 

The WICKED person seems to prosper in ALL their ways.  Why is that the case?  Because they work according to the ways of this EVIL, WICKED world and will do whatever it takes to accomplish what they desire.  Remember, they are NOT seeking after God or His laws and precepts, but they are following their own WICKED schemes and ways.  They have the mind-set that they will NEVER fall or have to face adversity, they believe they are INVINCIBLE.

 

However, their demise is coming.  In Psalm 11:6, it tells us the plans God has for the WICKED in the judgment of this world, it states:  “Upon the WICKED He will rain coals; Fire and brimstone and a burning wind shall be the portion of their cup.”  They will face the Judgment Seat of God, and will receive their sentence, because of their REJECTION of Him, and His Son, Jesus Christ, and will spend ALL of ETERNITY in Hell, the place of torment, torture, pain, heartache, agony and despair.  Everything they have WICKEDLY SCHEMED to accumulate will be destroyed. 

 

If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are one of the WICKED, whether, you are prosperous or not.  Your status in this life will not matter, ONLY what you have accomplished for Christ will matter.  So you MUST turn from your WICKED ways and turn to God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and TURN AWAY from your WICKED life-style and FOLLOW the Lord, then receive an ETERNAL HOME in Heaven.  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

 

 

Friday, March 17, 2017

:"The Gentile Connection with Abraham"


“The Gentile Connection with Abraham”

 

Now it is clear that no one is justified before God by the law, because the righteous will live by faith.  But the law is not based on faith; instead, the one who does these things will live by them.  Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, because it is written:  Everyone who is hung on a tree is cursed. The purpose was that the blessing of Abraham would come to the Gentiles by Christ Jesus, so that we could receive the promised Spirit through faith.      Galatians 3:11-14

 

The law cannot bring JUSTIFICATION.  NO ONE can be JUSTIFIED before Almighty God, by being OBEDIENT to the LAW.  If it were possible to be JUSTIFIED by keeping the law, then JUSTIFICATION and SALVATION would be given by WORKS and not by FAITH.

 

NOBODY is able to keep the WHOLE law, all the time, when one small part is broken then the WHOLE LAW is broken and the person is under the curse, they must CONSTANTLY LIVE by EVERY PART of the law CONTINUALLY, which is IMPOSSIBLE.  The law was given to show mankind how to live in this world, but not to bring JUSTIFICATION and SALVATION.

 

Being legally OBEDIENT to the law was NOT the basis for JUSTIFICATION before the Holy, Righteous God.  So Christ came to REDEEM us from the curse of the law.  He did this by becoming a curse for us, taking on the sins of ALL mankind, past, present, and future sins. He who knew NO sin, became sin, in order for JUSTIFICATION to be made. 

 

The purpose for Christ to come and provide JUSTIFICATION for mankind, Jew and Gentile, was that the Gentiles would be able to receive the blessing of Abraham through Christ Jesus, in order for us to be able to receive the promised Spirit, NOT by OBEDIENCE to the law, but through FAITH.  For it is by FAITH that we are SAVED.  Not by WORKS, least ANY man should boast.   Jesus Christ is the GENTILE CONNECTION to Abraham and God’s blessing on him.

 

If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God then you cannot receive JUSTIFICATION nor partake in the blessing of Abraham, nor receive the promised Spirit of the Living God.  Instead you will be doomed to spend an ETERNITY in Hell, the place of eternal, heartache, agony, torment, torture, pain and despair.  This is your destiny, unless you come to God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him, asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and be JUSTIFIED before God, then receive the blessing of Abraham and the promised Spirit, because of your FAITH in your GENTILE and JEWISH CONNECTION.  Do it NOW while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!