Friday, October 30, 2020

"The Greatest Rejection EVER!"

 

“The Greatest Rejection EVER!”



“He who hears you hears Me, he who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me.”     Luke 10:16

 

I guess you could say this was the COMMISSIONING MESSAGE of King Jesus to His Seventy Disciples, just before He sent them out to SHARE the GOSPEL MESSAGE.  These were COMMISSIONED to be AMBASSADORS of the KING, JESUS CHRIST.  It was NOT the APOSTLES, but SEVENTY FOLLOWERS, who were to GO and SHARE about the KINGDOM of GOD. 

 

Jesus KNEW, they would face opposition, much like today.  So He warned them by saying: “He who hears YOU hears ME, he who REJECTS you REJECTS ME, and he who REJECTS ME REJECTS HIM (GOD) Who sent ME.”   In other words, because they REPRESENTED Jesus Christ, Himself, whatever they said about Him and the Kingdom of God, was the SAME THING they would HEAR from Him.  And if they REJECTED the AMBASSADOR’S MESSAGE, it would be the same as REJECTING JESUS CHRIST.  And NOT ONLY REJECTING JESUS, but they would be REJECTING the ALMIGHTY GOD too.  This IS THE GREATEST REJECTION EVER COMITTED among mankind.

 

The CONTINUAL REJECTION of the MESSAGE of JESUS CHRIST, and the REJECTION of Him as SAVIOR and LORD, is the same as REJECTING GOD’S GIFT of SALVATION, and GOD, HIMSELF.  This action stirs up the WRATH of the ALMIGHTY, and brings with it the CONDEMNATION of an UNREPENTANT HEART.  For this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person---such a person is an idolater---has any inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ and of GOD.  Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient.  Therefore, DO NOT be partners with them.  (Eph. 5:5-7)  

 

John 3:36 tells us the plight of the UNREPENTANT HEART: “…The one who REFUSES to BELIEVE in the Son will NOT see life, instead the WRATH of God remains on them.”  Meaning, they will NOT see an ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, but will spend ALL of their ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS and NO WAY to ESCAPE after they are there.  King David, in Psalm 21, tells us the END that will come to the ENEMIES of GOD, those who have CONTINUALLY REJECTED, MOCKED, and DEFAMED Him and His Son, JESUS CHRIST.  “Your Hand will lay hold on all Your enemies; Your Right Hand will seize Your foes.  When You appear for battle, you will burn them up as in a blazing furnace.  The LORD will swallow them up in His Wrath, and His Fire will consume them.  You will destroy their descendants from the earth, their posterity from mankind.  (VV7-10) PLEASE DO NOT LET this be YOUR DESTINY!!  IF you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to GOD, DO IT NOW!  TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  Then CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God.  You MUST ACCEPT His Gift of SALVATION, and STOP REJECTING HIM!  Then you can RECEIVE HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS, as your ETERNAL HOME.  So, do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!

 

 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

"The Hour Has Come!"

 

“The Hour Has Come!”

 

But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship Him.    John 4:23

 

The HOUR has come for the TRUE, SPIRIT-FILLED WORSHIP of the ONE and ONLY LIVING GOD.  This form of worship, is no longer to be in a certain place.  For the TRUE BELIEVERS, their worship can be anywhere, and at any time.  For TRUE WORSHIP to happen, it MUST BE done when one enters the PRESENCE of God by FAITH.  The physical place doesn’t matter, it’s the fact that the SPIRIT of the TRUE BELIEVER, can TRULY WORSHIP GOD as their spirit draws NEAR to God by FAITH. 

 

Some people think that going through a RITUAL or RITUALS, having the OUTWARD APPEARANCES and the CEREMONIAL ACTS is TRUE WORSHIP.  This is not the TRUE WORSHIP of the SPIRIT, because MOST of the time it is done OUTWARDLY but NOT INWARDLY, If there is ANY INIQUITY in the HEART, there can be NO TRUE WORSHIP, NO MATTER how often these actions are carried out.  TRUE WORSHIP MUST be done within their spirit and NOT just by their ACTIONS.  They MUST HAVE a TRUE RELATIONSHIP with GOD, the FATHER.  And SIN cannot have ANY PLACE in their HEART.  They MUST CONFESS their SINS and SEEK God’s FORGIVENESS, before TRUE SPIRIT-FILLED WORSHIP can happen.

 

The HOUR has come for the ALMIGHTY GOD to be WORSHIPED IN TRUTH, as well as in the SPIRIT.  Some have a FORM of WORSHIP that is NOT in ACCORDANCE to GOD’S WORD, and therefore is a FALSE RELIGION, with FALSE WORSHIP.  In some cases, they REJECT the DEITY of the LORD JESUS CHRIST, and when that is the case, they are in actuality REJECTING GOD. This is NOT TRUE, SINCERE WORSHIP.  And it is UNACCEPTABLE to the HOLY, RIGHTEOUS GOD. 

 

The HOUR has come to WORSHIP GOD in SPIRIT and in TRUTH.  He is SEEKING people to COME to HIM and WORSHIP HIM in this manner.  If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to GOD, then you do not have a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with Him, and cannot WORSHIP Him in SPIRIT and in TRUTH.  And your SINFUL LIFESTYLE is KEEPING you from an ETERNITY in HEAVEN. Instead you will spend ALL ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS and NO WAY to ESCAPE, after you are there.  In order for you to ESCAPE this destiny, you MUST BE WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  CONFESS your sins to Him and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  Then BELIEVE with ALL your HEART, that JESUS DIED for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God.  You MUST ACCEPT His Gift of SALVATION, and WORSHIP Him in SPIRIT and in TRUTH. And have the HOPE of HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS, as your ETERNAL HOME.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!

 

 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

"The Fate of the Believer and the Unbeliever"

 

“The Fate of the Believer and the Unbeliever”

 

The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in His Hands.  Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s Wrath remains on them.    John 3:35-36

 

God’s LOVE is PERFECTED through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself as the ONE and ONLY ACCEPTABLE SACRIFICE, to SAVE mankind from their sins.  This act of REDEMPTION was carried out WILLINGLY, through the SUFFERING, DEATH and RESURRECTION of JESUS Christ, in order for mankind to RECEIVE an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.  

 

God LOVES His SON and this SACRIFICAL, REDEMPTIVE ACT, must have brought agony to the very HEART of the LIVING GOD, yet He knew it was the ONLY WAY for mankind to have ETERNAL LIFE in Heaven.  The LOVE of God for His SON is SO DEEP and PURE, unlike that of ANY OTHER Dad for their children, this LOVE compelled God to place EVERYTHING in the HANDS of the LORD JESUS.  This LOVE is an IMPORTANT part of the ALMIGHTY GOD’S HOLINESS, without the LOVE of GOD there would be NO MERCY or GRACE. 

 

In God’s PLAN of SALVATION, we can experience the LOVE of GOD, and reap its benefits, FORGIVENESS, COMPASSION, MERCY and GRACE, ALL of which is spurned on through God’s HOLINESS and RIGHTEOUSNESS.  Those who BELIEVE in the LORD JESUS CHRIST, God’s Son, will be ABLE to RECEIVE HEAVEN as their ETERNAL HOME, but those who DO NOT BELIEVE and REJECTS the Son, will NOT be able to spend their ETERNITY in HEAVEN, instead it will be spent in HELL with ALL its HORRORS and NO WAY to ESCAPE, after they are there.  God’s Wrath, which is the SETTLED DISPLEASURE of the HOLY, RIGHTEOUS GOD against sin, will remain on them.  This is the REACTION of RIGHTEOUSNESS to UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.  Which FATE is yours?

 

If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to GOD, then His WRATH remains on you, and if you continue in this manner, then your FATE is that of the UNBELIEVER, which is ETERNAL LIFE in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS and NO WAY to ESCAPE, after you are there.  You can change that FATE to the FATE of the TRUE BELIEVER, by:  WILLINGLY TURNING AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURNING TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. Then CONFESS your sins to Him and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God.  You MUST ACCEPT His Gift of SALVATION, and be FORGIVEN, with HEAVEN as your ETERNAL HOME.  Let this be your FATE.  So, do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!

Monday, October 26, 2020

"A Trustworthy Saying"

 

“A Trustworthy Saying”

 

Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance:  Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners---of whom I am the worst.  But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display His immense patience as an example for those who would believe in Him and receive eternal life.  Now to the King eternal, immortal invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever.  Amen.      1Timothy 1:15-17

 

Oh, the UNFAILING LOVE, of a MERCIFUL, RIGHTEOUS, HOLY GOD, who would reach down from Heaven, and RESCUE a WRETCHED sinner, who is in the MIREY pit of HOPELESSNESS, DEPRAVITY, WICKEDNESS, CORRUPTNESS, AND DESPAIR, with an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS and NO WAY to ESCAPE, after they are there, as their ETERNAL DESTINY.  YET, He LOVES them in spite of their condition.  They are PRECIOUS in His SIGHT, but they MUST be willing to TURN AWAY FROM that MIREY PIT and TURN TO GOD for their SALVATION.

 

The Apostle Paul, considered himself, as the WORST of SINNERS, he labeled himself to be a BLASPHEMER, one who speaks irreverently of God or sacred things.  And also, a PERSECUTOR and a VIOLENT MAN.  Yet, GOD, through the ULTIMATE SACRIFICE of His ONLY SON, the LORD JESUS CHRIST, had MERCY on Paul and SAVED his WRETCHED, WICKED, HOPELESS, CORRUPT SOUL from an ETERNITY in HELL.  Paul was shown MERCY and LOVE, because he acted out of IGNORANCE and UNBELIEF.  And Paul was GLORIOUSLY SAVED from an ETERNITY in HELL, because of his FAITH and LOVE for the LORD JESUS CHRIST.  Are you like the Apostle Paul? 

 

The TRUSTWORTHY SAYING: “CHRIST JESUS came into the WORLD to SAVE sinners,” like YOU and ME. And God LOVES us and will have MERCY on us, when we SURRENDER in FAITH and have LOVE for Him and His BELOVED SON, Jesus Christ, who gave His LIFE for YOURS, to SAVE YOU from an ETERNITY in HELL, He DIED in YOUR PLACE, and took YOUR SINS to the CROSS, He PAID the PRICE for YOUR FREEDOM from SIN.  And He gives you and ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS, IF you are WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  Then CONFESS your sins to Him and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  And BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God.  You MUST ACCEPT His Gift of SALVATION, and give GOD the HONOR, GLORY AND PRAISE for EVER and EVER.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!

Friday, October 23, 2020

" A Firm Place to Stand"

 

“A Firm Place to Stand”

 

He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire, He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.     Psalm 40:2

 

King David, a man after God’s Own Heart, yet who occasionally sinned against God.  And when he did sin against God, he felt the impact of that sin. David describes a situation that he found himself in that was comparable to a SLIMY PIT of MUD and MIRE.  It may have been a situation where his sins or rebellion caused him to be in that SLIMY PIT.  Whatever the case, David realized that God was his ONLY DELIVERER, so he cried out to God and then He WAITED PATIENTLY for God’s HELP.  

 

God heard David’s cry and DELIVERED David, by lifting him out of the SLIMY PIT, and out of the MUD and MIRE, which was holding David back, from his FREEDOM.  When God LIFTED David from the SLIMY PIT, He set David’s feet on a ROCK and gave him a FIRM PLACE to STAND. 

 

That is the situation for the UNREPENTANT SOUL, they are caught in the SLIMY PIT of SIN and REBELLION against the HOLY, RIGHTEOUS GOD, they are held by the MUD and MIRE, the SIN and REBELLION that KEEPS them AWAY from God and His SALVATION, the act of SETTING them FREE from their SIN and a DESTINY of an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, once they are there.  However, when they CRY OUT to God, He will LIFT them UP out of the SLIMY PIT of MUD and MIRE, and SET their FEET on the ROCK, (Jesus Christ) which will give them a FIRM PLACE to STAND. And He will give them a NEW SONG, a HYMN of PRAISE to GOD for their DELIVERANCE.

 

If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, through the SHED BLOOD of His Son, Jesus, you are that UNREPENTANT SOUL, who is in the SLIMY PIT of your SIN and REBELLION against God.  You are DESTINED for an ETERNITY in HELL with ALL its HORRORS.  But God is waiting for you to cry out to Him for your DELIVERANCE. You MUST BE WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God.  You MUST ACCEPT His Gift of SALVATION, and let Him LIFT you UP out of the SLIMY PIT and SET your FEET on the ROCK, JESUS CHRIST, a FIRM PLACE to STAND.  And remember this: On Christ, the SOLID ROCK, I STAND, all other ground is SINKING SAND.” (Edward Mote).  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!

 

Thursday, October 22, 2020

"Only God!"

 

“Only God!”

 

The Lord looked and was displeased that there was no justice.  He saw that there was no one, He was appalled that there was no one to intervene; so His own arm achieved salvation for Him and His Own Righteousness sustained Him.      Isaiah 59:15b-16

 

The nation of Israel, at the time that the Prophet Isaiah was addressing them, was very CORRUPT SPIRITUALLY, because of their LACK of JUSTICE and RIGHTEOUSNESS, they were living in SPIRITUAL DARKNESS, and suffering from SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS and SPIRITUAL DEATH was knocking at their door.  The Prophet took it upon himself to confess that the SINS of the nation were MANY.  They were in DELIBERATE REBELLION against the Almighty God.  LYING, INJUSTICE, and DISHONESTY seemed to rule the day. 

 

The Lord LOOKED on the nation and was DISPLEASED, there was NO JUSTICE.  And worse yet, there was NO ONE to INTERVENE.  They NEEDED a SAVIOR.  The nation of Israel, could NOT SAVE themselves from their SINS.  ONLY GOD could SAVE the DISTRAUGHT, DOOMED nation.  And so, it is with ANY NATION, when they REBELL against GOD and His Laws, and REJECT His ONE and ONLY SON, the LORD JESUS CHRIST.  They are DOOMED to FALL. 

 

It is the same with mankind, mankind can NOT SAVE themselves from their sins, nor can they make themselves PLEASING in God’s sight.  And they too are DOOMED to an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY of ESCAPE, after they are there.  ONLY GOD, can SAVE them from this DESTINY.  He sent His SON, Jesus, to die in the place of mankind, for the FORGIVENESS of their SINS. It is ONLY through the SHED BLOOD of JESUS, that mankind can be SAVED and become a TRUE CHILD of the LIVING GOD. 

 

Now, it is YOUR place to ACCEPT His invitation to become a part of His Family.  If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are NOT HIS CHILD, UNTIL you WILLINGLY TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  You MUST CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  Then BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in HEAVEN, making intercession for you, before God.  You MUST ACCEPT His Gift of SALVATION, because ONLY GOD can SAVE YOU! And RECEIVE an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

"Do Not Lose Heart!"

 

“Do Not Lose Heart!”

 

Therefore, we do not lose heart.  Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.  For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So, we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.      2 Corinthians 4:16-18

 

For those of us who are classified as “SENIOR ADULTS”, and are TRUE CHILDREN of the LIVING GOD, theses verses are very ENCOURAGING and COMFORTING.  For MOST of us, it is HARD to take GROWING OLD, as our first verse of Scripture says: “We are WASTING AWAY”.  This really should not come as a surprise to any of us.  All we have to do is LOOK in a MIRROR at our reflection.  We can SEE wrinkles, gray hair, or no hair, and so on.  Our minds are not as CLEAR or SHARP as they once were. Many of us have HEALTH PROBLEMS, that stem from growing older. 

 

But while we are WASTING AWAY, OUTWARDLY, INWARDLY we are being RENEWED day by day.  And ALL the things presently, and in the past that has tried to ROB us of our JOY, are LIGHT and MOMENTARY troubles, which are OBTAINING for us an ETERNAL GLORY that FAR outweighs them ALL.  Our spirit is being prepared for an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.  As the Apostle Paul quoted the Prophet Isaiah: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.”  (1Corin. 2:9) And we, who are the TRUE CHILDREN of the LIVING GOD, can be WELL ASSURED of this PROMISE.

 

So, instead of getting depressed over our TEMPORARY body, and its condition, along with all our TEMPORARY TROUBLES, which we see NOW, we SHOULD FOCUS, or fix our gaze on the things that CANNOT be SEEN.  For the things we SEE NOW will SOON be GONE, but the THINGS we CANNOT SEE will be ETERNAL. 

 

However, for those who have NOT given their HEART and LIFE to God, they are DESTINED for an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, after they are there.  John 3:18, says: “Whoever believes in Him is NOT condemned, but whoever does NOT believe stands CONDEMNED already.”  In order to ESCAPE an ETERNITY in HELL, you MUST be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  BELIEVE with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for YOU, before God.  Then you MUST ACCEPT His Gift of SALVATION, and DO NOT LOSE HEART, STAY FOCUSED on the UNSEEN THINGS of ABOVE, and RECEIVE an ETERNITY in HEAVEN.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!