Saturday, September 24, 2022

“The Fruit Of Salvation”

 “The Fruit Of Salvation”


May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation—the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ—for this will bring much glory and praise to God.    Philippians 1:11


This is a part of a prayer voiced by the Apostle Paul for the TRUE BELIEVERS in Philippi.  And it is very applicable for the TRUE BELIEVERS, wherever they may be.  The first thing Paul voices is that those TRUE BELIEVERS would ALWAYS be FILLED with the Fruit of their SALVATION, which is the RIGHTEOUS CHARACTER that is produced in their lives by JESUS CHRIST, who PROVIDED their SALVATION, through His REDEMPTIVE WORK, by SUFFERING, BLEEDING, DYING, and being RESURRECTED from the GRAVE.  This FRUIT is produced by the HOLY SPIRIT, Who indwells every TRUE BELIEVER at the time of their conversion.  It is LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, FAITHFULNESS, GENTLENESS, and SELF-CONTROL.  


These attributes are essential in the CHRISTIAN MATURING of the TRUE BELIEVER.  These are qualities that EVERY TRUE BELIEVER should POSSESS and work at keeping them evident in their DAILY LIFE.  It is the EVIDENCE of the RIGHTEOUSNESS they possess with the HOLY RIGHTEOUS GOD.   And it brings MUCH GLORY and PRAISE to Him.  They TESTIFY to the VALIDITY of their RELATIONSHIP they have with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.  Do you possess such a relationship?


In order to be FILLED with the FRUIT of your SALVATION, you MUST TRULY be SAVED.  And in order to be SAVED you MUST ADMIT that YOU are a SINNER, in NEED of the SAVIOR, JESUS, who GAVE His Life in order for YOU to have an ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS, and to ESCAPE an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS. You MUST BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS DIED for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God.  And you MUST CONFESS your SINS to Him and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  You MUST be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your SINFUL LIFESTYLE, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  You MUST ACCEPT His Gift of SALVATION and POSSESS the FRUIT of  your SALVATION.  Do this NOW, while you STILL can.  He’s WAITING and COMING SOON, and you DON’T want to be LEFT BEHIND!!!


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

“There Is No Other!”

 “There Is No Other!”


Let All the world look to Me for Salvation!  For I am God; there is no other.  Isaiah 45:22


The Prophet Isaiah, is bringing a LIFE-CHANGING message from the ALMIGHTY GOD, the CREATOR of ALL things and He is the ONLY ONE there is NO OTHER GOD but Him.  And He is offering to ALL MANKIND an INVITATION to ACCEPT His Gift of SALVATION. 


He says:  “ Let ALL the WORLD look to ME for SALVATION!”  For He is GOD and there is NO OTHER like Him.  And there is NO OTHER WAY that MANKIND can be SAVED from their SINS, and from having to spend an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS and NO WAY to ESCAPE, once you are there.  In verse twenty-three, He tells us that He has SWORN by His own Name; He has spoken the TRUTH, and He will NEVER GO BACK on His Word.  He is TRUSTWORTHY with ALL His PROMISES.  And in the end, EVERY KNEE will bend and EVERY TONGUE will DECLARE ALLEGIANCE to Him, because He is the RIGHTEOUS GOD AND SAVIOR.  


Please don’t think that you can be SAVED from your sins and from an ETERNITY in Hell, ANY OTHER WAY, there is NO OTHER WAY!   The ONLY WAY to receive this Gift of SALVATION is through God’s ONLY SON; the LORD JESUS CHRIST, who GAVE His LIFE to SAVE MANKIND from their sins.   Acts 4:12 says:  “There is SALVATION in NO ONE ELSE!  God has given NO OTHER name under Heaven by which we MUST be SAVED.”  ONLY through JESUS CHRIST and His act of REDEMPTION.  THERE IS NO OTHER, He is God in the FLESH, who came for the purpose of bringing SALVATION to a LOST and DYING WORLD.  And THERE IS NO OTHER.  


If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to GOD, through is ONLY SON, JESUS, then you are LIVING a DEFEATED life and you are headed for a DISASTROUS DESTINY.  But God has a plan for you to leave your OLD, SINFUL life-style and to RECEIVE His Gift of SALVATION, and to be able to have HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS as your ETERNAL HOME.  To do this; YOU MUST ADMIT that YOU are a SINNER in NEED of the SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST, and you MUST BELIEVE with ALL your HEART that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God.  And  you MUST CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  You MUST BE WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful life-style, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  You MUST ACCEPT His Gift of SALVATION, and KNOW and BELIEVE that THERE IS NO OTHER WAY, THERE IS NO OTHER NAME and NO OTHER GOD!  Do this NOW, while you STILL can.  He’s WAITING and COMING SOON!!!  Don’t be LEFT BEHIND!!!


Friday, September 16, 2022

“REDEMPTION: The MOST Costly Thing Of ALL!”

 “REDEMPTION: The MOST Costly Thing Of ALL!”


Redemption does not come so easily for no one can ever pay enough to live forever and never see the grave.   Psalm 49:8


The one thing in life that mankind tries to avoid is DEATH.  The wealthy will go to extremes to try and LIVE FOREVER. And those who are NOT wealthy, wishes they could afford to be able to NOT face DEATH.  But the Word of the LIVING GOD tells us that: “Just as EACH person is DESTINED to DIE ONCE and after that comes JUDGMENT.  (Hebrews 9:27).  No matter what you try to do, you will face DEATH.  


Now, for those who are the TRUE Children of God, those who have given their HEART and LIFE to Him for His FORGIVENESS and His PURPOSE, they may have to face a PHYSICAL DEATH, but the will have an ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.  And they may not ALL see a PHYSICAL DEATH, if the LORD JESUS CHRIST returns to RAPTURE THEM out of this WICKED, SIN-SICK WORLD, while they are STILL ALIVE.  This will happen because, JESUS CHRIST, PAID the PRICE by offering HIMSELF ONCE for ALL times as the ULTIMATE SACRIFICE to take AWAY their sins .  And He will come again, NOT to deal with their sins, but to BRING SALVATION to ALL who are EAGERLY waiting for Him, and have TRULY ACCEPTED Him as their SAVIOR and LORD.  


However, those who have REJECTED JESUS and His REDEMPTION, and are REBELLING AGAINST GOD and His Word, will not ONLY face a PHYSICAL DEATH but will face JUDGMENT, and a SECOND DEATH, a SPIRITUAL DEATH, that will cause them to spend ALL of their ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, once they are there.  Will this be your ETERNAL DESTINY?  It doesn’t have to be, you can CHANGE it by:  ADMITTING that YOU are a SINNER, in NEED of the SAVIOR, Jesus, God’s ONLY SON, who PAID a PRICE that NO ONE ELSE could pay.  And you MUST BELIEVE that JESUS died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for YOU, before God.  You MUST CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  You MUST be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful life-style, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  You MUST ACCEPT God’s Gift of SALVATION and receive His REDEMPTION PLAN, the MOST COSTLY THING of ALL, and the ONLY WAY to have AN ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN.  So, do this NOW, while you STILL can.  He’s WAITING and COMING SOON!!!  Don’t be LEFT BEHIND!!!


Tuesday, September 13, 2022

“The Gate To Salvation And Righteousness”

 “The Gate To Salvation And Righteousness”


“Yes, I am the Gate.  Those who come in through Me will be saved.  They will come and go freely and will find good pastures.”  John 10:9


These are the words of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Speaking of the attributes of the GOOD SHEPHERD in relationship to His SHEEP.  He is the GOOD SHEPHERD, and we are His SHEEP.  He is the GATE of the SHEEPFOLD, and those who come to Him for the FORGIVENESS of their SINS, can ENTER through Him and His REDEMPTIVE WORK, and RECEIVE SALVATION and ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.  


The SHEEP, (the true believers) will also be DECLARED RIGHTEOUS in God’s Sight.  This is made POSSIBLE because of the SHED BLOOD of the LORD JESUS, which CLEANSES ALL, who comes to Him for their SALVATION, of ALL their INIQUITIES.  They are NO LONGER in BONDAGE to their sins and can COME and GO FREELY.  And through the Word of the LIVING GOD, they can find GOOD PASTURES.


They can be ASSURED of their ETERNAL DESTINY, because of their RELATIONSHIP with the LORD JESUS CHRIST, and because they ENTERED into the PRESENCE of the ALMIGHTY GOD, through the GATE, which is the ONLY WAY to RECEIVE SALVATION and an ETERNITY in HEAVEN.  And to be ABLE to ESCAPE an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS and NO WAY to ESCAPE once they are there.  


So, if you have NOT been to the GATE, you have the opportunity to COME to Him NOW.  And to be FORGIVEN of ALL your SINS and have an ETERNITY IN HEAVEN.  To be ALLOWED IN you MUST ADMIT that YOU are a SINNER in NEED of the SAVIOR, the LORD JESUS CHRIST, who SUFFERED, BLED, DIED and was RESURRECTED from DEATH and the GRAVE, in order to SAVE YOU from a HORRIBLE ETERNITY.  And you MUST BELIEVE that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God.  You MUST CONFESS your SINS to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  You MUST be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful life-style, and TURN TO GOD with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  You MUST ACCEPT God’s Gift of SALVATION by COMING through the GATE, and become one of His Children.  Do this NOW, while you STILL can.  He’s WAITING and COMING SOON!!!  DON’T BE LEFT BEHIND!!! 




Thursday, September 8, 2022

“Rooted and Grounded in God’s Love”

 “Rooted and Grounded In God’s Love”


Then Christ will make His Home in your hearts as you trust in Him.  Your roots will grow down into God’s Love and keep you strong.   Ephesians 3:17


As a TRUE BELIEVER, have you ever thought of your Spiritual Life as a plant or tree?  When a person comes to TRULY KNOW Jesus Christ as their SAVIOR and LORD, they are in-dwelt by JESUS, and thus begins the SPIRITUAL GROWTH PROCESS.  This is carried out through the WORK of God’s Holy Spirit, who comes and LIVES in the person’s heart.  He will be their GUIDE, their COUNSELOR, COMFORTER, and so much more. 


He will make available to them His UNLIMITED RESOURCES, and will EMPOWER them with INNER STRENGTH.   Christ will make His HOME in their HEARTS, as long as they have been CLEANSED from their SINS, with His PRECIOUS BLOOD.  This speaks of the CONTINUING TRUST of the TRUE BELIEVER, a TRUST that will enable their ROOTS to be GROUNDED, DEEP in GOD’S LOVE, like a STRONG and MIGHTY TREE, planted by the RIVER of LIFE. One that is NOURISHED and FLOURISHES in this life, and the life to come.  Is your RELATIONSHIP with Jesus Christ, like that STRONG and MIGHTY TREE that is ROOTED and GROUNDED in the LOVE of GOD?


If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then your ROOT system is next to nothing.  And you will be blown around  and eventually be UPROOTED by every wind of ADVERSITY, until you reach your FINAL DESTINY; an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS and NO WAY to ESCAPE once you are there.  The Almighty God has a PLAN to take your ROOTS DEEP and to be GROUNDED in His LOVE, and that is done by, ADMITTING that YOU are a SINNER, in NEED of the SAVIOR, the LORD JESUS CHRIST, Who SUFFERED, BLED and DIED, and was RESURRECTED from DEATH and the GRAVE for the SALVATION of ALL mankind.  You MUST BELIEVE that JESUS DIED for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in HEAVEN, making intercession for you, before God.  You MUST CONFESS your SINS to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  You MUST be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your SINFUL LIFE-STYLE, and TURN TO God, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  You MUST ACCEPT God’s Gift of SALVATION, and be ROOTED and GROUNDED in the LOVE of GOD.  And spend your ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.  Do this NOW, while you STILL can.  He’s WAITING and COMING SOON!!!  Don’t BE LEFT BEHIND!!!


Friday, August 26, 2022

“The Unshakable Kingdom”

 “The Unshakable Kingdom”


When God spoke from Mount Sinai His voice shook the earth, but now He makes another promise:   “Once again I will shake not only the earth but the heavens also.”  This means that all of creation will be shaken and removed, so that only unshakable things will remain.       Hebrews 12:26-27


When God spoke from Mount Sinai to the Israelites, the whole earth SHOOK, but He will NOT ONLY SHAKE the EARTH, but also the HEAVENS, this will be done to the Universe, during the end of the age, which is described in REVELATIONS, chapters 6-19.  God will SHAKE the nations before Jesus comes to set up a KINGDOM that CANNOT be SHAKEN.  It will be a time when ALL God’s TRUE CHILDREN will be able to SHARE in the GLORY of CHRIST as He establishes His UNSHAKABLE KINGDOM on earth. 


All physical things will then be DESTROYED and ONLY the ETERNAL things , those that CANNOT be SHAKEN, will remain. And God will create a NEW HEAVEN and a NEW EARTH, which will be ETERNAL and UNSHAKABLE.  We SHOULD be THANKFUL for His UNSHAKABLE KINGDOM, and we SHOULD show our THANKSGIVING, by PLEASING HIM with our WORSHIP, in REVERENCE and AWE, because our GOD is a DEVOURING FIRE.  His punishment towards those who REJECT Him will be SEVERE.  Are you one of those who are facing this SEVERE PUNISHMENT?  


 IF so, God has a plan for those who have REJECTED Him and His Son, the LORD JESUS CHRIST.  That is, IF you will ADMIT that YOU are a SINNER, in NEED of the SAVIOR, JESUS.  And IF you BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for YOU, before God.  And you MUST CONFESS your SINS to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. You MUST be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your SINFUL life-style, and TURN TO GOD with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  You MUST ACCEPT His Gift of SALVATION, and RECEIVE His promise of an UNSHAKABLE KINGDOM, that will last throughout ETERNITY.  And you will be ABLE to ESCAPE an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, once you are there.  So, do this NOW, while you STILL can.  He’s WAITING and COMING SOON!!!  DON’T be LEFT BEHIND!!!


Wednesday, August 24, 2022

“Confident Trust”

 “ Confident Trust”


So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord.  Remember the great reward it brings you!  Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s Will.  Then you will receive all that He has promised.    Hebrews 10:35-36


In verses 32-34, the author of the Book of Hebrews, whom I believe to be the Apostle Paul, reminded the readers, of the PERSECUTIONS they had been through, in the early days when they first came to Christ.   And he reminded them that they accepted it with JOY.  Because they KNEW there were BETTER things waiting for them, ETERNAL THINGS that would LAST FOREVER.


In verse 35, Paul encourages them to HOLD ON to their CONFIDENT TRUST in the Lord Jesus.  He encouraged them to NOT RUN away from their RELATIONSHIP with the LORD, but to REMEMBER the GREAT REWARD it will bring them.  That REWARD is the CULMINATION of their SALVATION and their ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN with ALL its BLESSINGS, and to be ABLE to ESCAPE HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, after they are there. 


He also tells them that they will NEED PATIENT ENDURANCE through ALL their PERSECUTIONS, that they might CONTINUE to do the WILL of GOD.  And that they SHOULD live in COMPLETE, CONFIDENT TRUST in the LORD JESUS CHRIST.  If they would put their CONFIDENT TRUST, COMPLETELY in CHRIST, they could RECEIVE ALL that He PROMISED.  


In verses 37-39 Paul tells them these encouraging words: “For in just a little while, the Coming One will come and NOT delay.  And the RIGHTEOUS ONES will LIVE by FAITH.  But I will take NO PLEASURE in ANYONE who turns away.”  But we, (the TRUE BELIEVERS) are NOT like those who turn away from God to their OWN DESTRUCTION.  We are the FAITHFUL ONES , whose SOULS will be SAVED.”  Are YOU one of the FAITHFUL ones?  Or are YOU, one who TURNS AWAY from the LORD, and is headed for DESTRUCTION and an ETERNITY in HELL?


In order to become a FAITHFUL ONE, you MUST ADMIT that you are a SINNER in NEED of the SAVIOR, the LORD JESUS CHRIST, who GAVE His LIFE to SAVE your sin-sick SOUL from an ETERNITY in HELL.  You MUST 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 CONFESS your sins to Him and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  You MUST be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your SINFUL life-style, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  You MUST ACCEPT God’s Gift of SALVATION, and place your CONFIDENT TRUST in CHRIST ALONE.  And REMEMBER the GREAT REWARD is still to COME.  So, Do this NOW, while you STILL can.  He’s WAITING, and COMING SOON!!!   DON’T BE LEFT BEHIND!!!