Friday, August 7, 2020

"Choose for Yourself"


“Choose for Yourself”



But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living.  But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”      Joshua 24:15



We all have MANY, MANY choices, we MUST make, EVERY day.  I BELIEVE with ALL my HEART, that the MOST IMPORTANT choice a person will EVER make is the CHOICE to ACCEPT or REJECT the LIVING GOD and His ONLY Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave His LIFE so we might have ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, with all its BLESSINGS.  When we make THAT choice, we are CHOOSING our OWN destiny. 



To ACCEPT the ALMIGHTY GOD and His SON, the LORD JESUS CHRIST, you are CHOOSING HEAVEN as our ETERNAL DESTINY.  But if you REJECT GOD and HIS SON, you are CHOOSING HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY of ESCAPING, after you are there, as your ETERNAL DESTINY. 



Joshua put it pretty clearly, the people had a CHOICE to make.  They could SERVE the LORD or CHOOSE for themselves, right then, that very day, whom they would SERVE.  They could CHOOSE, either the gods of their ancestors, or the gods of the country they were presently living in, which would be the gods of the AMORITES.  Then, Joshua declared: “But as for ME and MY household, WE WILL SERVE the LORD.” 



The sins of IDOLATRY are GREAT TRANSGRESSIONS against God, and these sins stir His WRATH to ENORMOUS measures.  One of the first things that God made very evident to the Israelites is that they were to have NO OTHER gods before Him.  But the Israelites made their OWN CHOICES, many times, to go AGAINST the LIVING GOD, and to EMBRACE the FALSE gods, usually of the nation, in which they lived.  And the GENTILES, are NO DIFFERENT, MANY of them, also, CHOOSE to EMBRACE the WORLDLY IDOLS of their OWN making. 



James 4:4, says to those who CHOOSE to SERVE and to WORSHIP OTHER gods: “You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means ENMITY against God?  Therefore, ANYONE who CHOOSES to be a friend of the WORLD becomes an ENEMY of God.”  You CANNOT have it both ways.  You CANNOT COMPROMISE.  You MUST CHOOSE TODAY who you will serve.  What will be your ETERNAL DESTINY?  In order to CHOOSE GOD, 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 CHOOSE WISELY. Your choice WILL determine your ETERNAL DESTINY, HEAVEN or HELL? NO COMPROMISE, GOD or NOTHING.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!


Thursday, August 6, 2020

"Be Strong and Courageous!"


“Be Strong and Courageous!”



“Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”     Joshua 1:9



God knew that Joshua had some feelings, concerning his calling in taking over Moses’ position, as LEADER of the Israelites, and being able to take them into the Promised Land.  Joshua may have been apprehensive about his role in such a MONUMENTAL task. 



In verse five, God told Joshua: “No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life.  As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will NEVER leave you nor FORSAKE you.  In verse six He tells Joshua, “BE STRONG and COURAGEOUS,” in verse seven:  He tells him again “BE STRONG and VERY COURAGEOUS.  And then again in verse nine, our verse for today.



Sounds to me like Joshua was in need of some ENCOURAGEMENT and maybe a little CHARACTER-BUILDING. Much like the TRUE BELIEVER of today, we, like Joshua, NEED to BE STRONG and COURAGEOUS, in facing these Last Days.  We NEED to face EACH DAY TRUSTING God by KNOWING and BELIEVING that He is with us, and He will NEVER LEAVE us NOR FORSAKE us. 



The Apostle Paul, in 1 Corinthians 16:13,14, tells us to: “Be on your guard; STAND FIRM in the FAITH; BE COURAGEOUS; BE STRONG.  Do EVERYTHING in LOVE.” These Words of ENCOURAGEMENT for the TRUE BELIEVER are NECESSARY.   We NEED to be ENCOURAGED in our FAITH, especially when we are faced with the opposition, and we suffer because of who we are and what we stand for.   And because the GOD of ALL grace, who CALLED you to His ETERNAL GLORY in CHRIST, after you have suffered a little while, will HIMSELF RESTORE you and make you STRONG, FIRM and STEADFAST.  (1 Peter 5:10)



So, what about the UNBELIEVER?  Well, they too, will have to live through the PERILOUS TIMES, which we will all face.  But they will also have to SUFFER through the HORRORS of the TRIBULATION period, and if they don’t give their HEART and LIFE to God, they will SUFFER for ALL ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, after they are there.  However, they have the OPPORTUNITY NOW, to TURN AWAY FROM their sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  CONFESSING their sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS.  Then BELIEVING, with ALL their HEART, that JESUS CHRIST, died for them, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for them, before God.  They MUST ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and BE STRONG and VERY COURAGEOUS in their FAITH. And KNOW for SURE that their ETERNAL DESTINATION will be in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

"The Hidden Face of God"


“The Hidden Face of God”



Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor His ear too dull to hear.  But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.     Isaiah 59:1-2



I know this passage, as well as most of the Book of Isaiah pertains mainly with the Nation of Israel, however, there are some things that don’t change, when it comes to a RIGHTEOUS RELATIONSHIP with the ALMIGHTY GOD.  First, SIN is SIN, not matter, who is GUILTY, whether INDIVIDUALLY or COLLECTIVELY (such as the sins of a nation).  In God’s eyes, the iniquities of the people are VILE, SHAMEFUL, AND DETESTABLE actions committed AGAINST Him.  And these INIQUITIES separate them from God, to the point of Him HIDDING His Face from them, and His EAR is DEAF to them.



In verse four Isaiah tells the Nation: “No one calls for justice; no one pleads a case with integrity.  They rely on empty arguments, they utter lies; they conceive trouble and give birth to evil.”  In verse seven he says; “Their feet RUSH into sin; they are swift to shed innocent blood. They pursue evil schemes; acts of violence mark their ways.  Verse nine says: “So JUSTICE is FAR from us, and RIGHTEOUSNESS does NOT reach us.  We look for light, but ALL is darkness; for BRIGHTNESS, but we walk in DEEP SHADOWS.  The LORD looked and was DISPLEASED that there was NO JUSTICE. 



We see the SIN, and NOW we NEED the CONFESSION:  2 Chronicles 7:14,  “If My People, who are called by My Name, will HUMBLE themselves and PRAY, and SEEK My Face and TURN FROM their wicked ways, then I will HEAR from Heaven, and I will FORGIVE their SIN and will HEAL their land.”  And REDEMPTION comes:  1 John 1:9: “If we CONFESS our sins, He is FAITHFUL and JUST and WILL FORGIVE us our sins and purify us from ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.”  And that is, REDEMPTION for ANYONE and ANY NATION. 



Have you been SEEKING the FACE of the Almighty God?  Have you given your HEART and LIFE to Him?  Or are you LIVING in the DEEP SHADOWS of your sinful lifestyle, DESTINED for an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY of ESCAPE, once you’re there?   You can be SET FREE from your SINFUL LIFESTYLE, and CHANGE your DESTINY to an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS, by TURNING AWAY FROM  your sinful lifestyle and TURNING TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  And CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  Then BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS, God’s ONLY SON, died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God.  You MUST ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and start WINNING your NATION to God, through your OWN individual TESTIMONY of what God can do.  So, do this NOW, while you still can.   He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

"Judgment on Sinful, Unfaithful Nations"


“Judgment on Sinful, Unfaithful Nations”



The Word of the LORD came to me:  “Son of man, if a country sins against Me by being unfaithful and I stretch out My Hand against it to cut off its food supply and send famine upon it and kill its people and their animals, even if these three men---Noah, Daniel and Job---were in it, they could save ONLY themselves by their righteousness,” declares the Sovereign LORD.      Ezekiel 14:12-14



Verses 12-14 are the first part of four “HYPOTHETICAL” scenarios of JUDGMENT.  And ALL four scenarios will be used during the Tribulation Period, when the Almighty God, pours out His WRATH in JUDGMENT on the WHOLE EARTH, because of their SINFULNESS and UNFAITHFUL behavior. 



The four scenarios of JUDGMENT on the SINFUL, UNFAITHFUL NATION is:  To CUT-OFF their FOOD SUPPLY and send a FAMINE.  To send WILD BEASTS throughout the land devouring EVERYTHING and leaving it DESOLATE.  And by SWORD, the KILLING of both mankind and animals.  And sending a PLAGUE. 



Then the Sovereign God of the World and ALL its CREATION, says: “Even if NOAH, DANIEL and JOB---were in the land, they could SAVE ONLY themselves by THEIR RIGHTEOUSNESS. They would NOT be ABLE to SAVE their own CHILDREN.  It is a very BLEAK and HOPELESS situation.  Yet this is what awaits those who CONTINUALLY REJECT and ABUSE God’s Gift of SALVATION, those who are UNFAITHFUL and DISOBEDIENT to Him and His WAYS.  Those who will go through the TRIBULATION, WILL experience these situations, and MANY will NOT be ABLE to ESCAPE.  MANY will DIE both a PHYSICAL DEATH and a SPIRITUAL DEATH. The SPIRITUAL DEATH will be an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, after their there.  



The SINFUL, UNFAITHFUL NATIONS that are FLAUNTING their SINS and DISOBEDIENCE in the FACE of a HOLY, RIGHTEOUS GOD, will be CONDEMNED and SENTENCED by that HOLY, RIGHTEOUS GOD.  It is Mankind that makes up the NATIONS, so it is by their CHOICES that the NATIONS will be held ACCOUNTABLE.  Will you be GUILTY of the SINS and DISOBEDIENCE that they will bring?  This is NOT what GOD wants for His CREATION.



God has a PLAN that will FREE you from your SINS, UNFAITHFULNESS and GUILT.  You MUST 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.  Then BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in HEAVEN, making intercession for you, before God.  Then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and ESCAPE CONDEMNATION, JUDGMENT, and an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS.  And RECEIVE an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!


Monday, August 3, 2020

"Encouragement in Troubled Times"


“Encouragement in Troubled Times”



And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow Him.  Let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives be built on Him.  Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.                 Colossians 2:6-7



When a person comes to Jesus for the SALVATION of their soul, they SHOULD ACCEPT Him as their SAVIOR and LORD, they MUST FOLLOW HIM in OBEDIENCE to the Word of God.  And put OFF their OLD HABITS, and EMBRACE their NEW LIFE in Christ Jesus.  They can do that by, ALLOWING their ROOTS to GROW down DEEP in CHRIST and then embark upon BUILDING their LIFE on Him.  And when they do this, wholeheartedly, their FAITH will grow STRONG in the TRUTH, in which they are being TAUGHT.  This is ENCOURAGING to EVERY TRUE BELIEVER, because they have HOPE in their FUTURE DESTINY.  And with that HOPE, they should have a THANKFUL HEART.



The Apostle Paul issues a WARNING in the middle of his ENCOURAGING WORDS, he says:  “Don’t let anyone capture you with EMPTY PHILOSOPHIES and HIGH-SOUNDING nonsense that comes from HUMAN THINKING and from spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ.”(v8) Paul was concerned about FALSE TEACHERS influencing the COLOSSIAN BELIEVERS with FALSE WORDS and FALSE PHILOSOPHY.  Words and philosophies that were EMPTY of TRUTH and WISDOM, and were nothing more than HIGH-SOUNDING NONSENSE.  FANCY SOUNDING WORDS with little or NO TRUTH or WISDOM, and their SUBSTANCE was EMPTY and without TRUTH, because it was WORLDLY, HUMAN THINKING, void of ANYTHING GODLY.  The TRUE BELIEVER was to BE CAREFUL NOT to LET ANYONE capture them with such NONSENSE.



Then the Apostle Paul gives us more ENCOURAGING WORDS: “For in Christ lives ALL the FULLNESS of God in a human body.  So you also are COMPLETE through your union with Christ, who is the HEAD OVER EVERY RULER and AUTHORITY.”  (vv 9-10)



Only in JESUS CHRIST can a person have FULLNESS.  Apart from Him, there is EMPTINESS and DESPAIR.  The “Deity” of Christ is in His EMBODIMENT of the Almighty God, remember JESUS CHRIST is GOD in the FLESH.   Not only does JESUS have the FULLNESS of GOD, but the TRUE BELIEVER has been given the FULLNESS of CHRIST.  Meaning that they can SHARE in the GOODNESS of God’s nature.  And they are apart of the BODY of CHRIST.  The One who is the HEAD over EVERY POWER and AUTHORITY.  What ENCOURAGEMENT for Living in TROUBLED TIMES!  Because we, the TRUE BELIEVERS, KNOW who is in CONTROL, and we have the ASSURANCE and HOPE of an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.  Do you have that ASSURANCE and HOPE?  If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to GOD, you really don’t have that FULLNESS or the ASSURANCE and HOPE for your ETERNITY.   But here is some ENCOURAGEMENT for you:  The Almighty God has a PLAN, in order for you to have that FULLNESS, ASSURANCE and HOPE, you MUST BE 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.  Then you MUST ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and His FULLNESS, ASSURANCE and HOPE of an ETERNITY in Heaven.  This is ENCOURAGEMENT for TROUBLED TIMES!  So, do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!

Saturday, August 1, 2020

"The Almighty God, the Eternal King"


“The Almighty God, the Eternal King”



How great are His miracles, and how mighty His wonders!  His Kingdom is an Eternal Kingdom, and His Dominion is from generation to generation.   Daniel 4:3

Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake, some to eternal life, and some to shame and eternal contempt.      Daniel 12:2



This devotion may be a little different then most that I post, but I TOTALLY TRUST God to give me the message HE WANTS me to post.  I really don’t know WHERE this will go or to the one who NEEDS to READ it.  But I MUST BE OBEDIENT to the ALMIGHTY GOD, the ETERNAL KING.



Daniel 4:3 is a proclamation of one of the most powerful kings in Biblical times.  Nebuchadnezzar, he was not only POWERFUL, but he was EGOTISTICAL, ARROGANT, PRIDEFUL, and a TRUE PAGAN.  And God had put up with Nebuchadnezzar for twelve months, I guess, we could call it his “Day of Grace.”  Maybe God was giving him the opportunity to TURN AWAY FROM his SINFUL LIFESTYLE and to TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, but Nebuchadnezzar, in his PRIDEFUL way REJECTED God, and he paid dearly for his mistake.



This proclamation in Daniel 4:3 happened before Nebuchadnezzar’s interlude of JUDGMENT, by the ALMIGHTY GOD, the ETERNAL KING, who sent the POWERFUL, ARROGANT, EGOTISTICAL, PAGAN KING, outdoors to LIVE like a wild animal in the field, eating grass with the other animals, and he had the mind of an animal for SEVEN YEARS. 



The ETERNAL GOD had given Nebuchadnezzar a dream, that kind of ROCKED his world.  He was SO IMPRESSED with the MIRACULOUS SIGNS and WONDERS of the MOST HIGH GOD, that he PROCLAIMED the VIRTUES of the MOST HIGH GOD, the ETERNAL KING, and His SOVEREIGN POWER and WILL.  But it did NOT cause him to become a BELIEVER, YET!   Nebuchadnezzar was facing the fall of God’s JUDGMENT, by being KNOCKED OFF his PEDSTAL of POWER, ARROGANCY, and EGO.  He had to be KNOCKED DOWN, before he could look up, and see the ALMIGHTY GOD, the ETERNAL KING of the UNIVERSE, before he could ACCEPT GOD as His ETERNAL KING.  Are you like Nebuchadnezzar, destined to be PUNISHED for your SINFUL LIFESTYLE?  At least Nebuchadnezzar learned that, it is GOD, who RULES and His WILL, will be DONE, because He is the ALMIGHTY GOD, the ETERNAL KING, and if you CONTINUE to REBEL against Him, then you WILL face JUDGMENT and be SENTENCED to an ETERNITY in HELL with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY of ESCAPE, after you are there. 

Daniel 12:2 tells us that ALL, who die, will awake, some to ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, with ALL its blessings and some to SHAME and ETERNAL CONTEMPT.  You, NOW, have the OPPORTUNITY to ESCAPE an ETERNITY in HELL and GAIN an ETERNITY in HEAVEN by, TURNING AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURNING TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS.  And 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 ACCEPT Him as the ALMIGHTY GOD, the ETERNAL KING.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!






Friday, July 31, 2020

"Times of Ignorance"


“Times of Ignorance”



Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is NOW declaring to men that all people everywhere should REPENT, because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead.      Acts 17:30-31



Times of IGNORANCE, these times were when the Gentiles were NOT held to the LAWS of GOD, because they were given to the Nation of Israel.  And God, in His MERCY and GRACE, and being a JUST GOD, OVERLOOKED the sins of the GENTILES.  That is God was PATIENT, and when the GOSPEL of JESUS CHRIST came about, and PAID the PRICE, for ALL MANKIND to be FORGIVEN of their sins, by the SHED BLOOD of JESUS.  They were then held ACCOUNTABLE for their SINS and UNRIGHTEOUSNESS before the ALMIGHTY GOD.  This period of time is known as The Day of GRACE.  A time where IGNORANCE, about God’s view of an UNREPENTANT HEART, is NO LONGER OVERLOOKED.    MANKIND is ACCOUNTABLE for ALL their SINS.  And GOD is DECLARING that ALL PEOPLE, EVERYWHERE should REPENT.  That is to TURN AWAY FROM their sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. 



The ALMIGHTY GOD, the RIGHTEOUS JUDGE, has FIXED a day in which He will JUDGE the world in RIGHTEOUSNESS by a Man, JESUS CHRIST, whom He has appointed, and having furnished PROOF to ALL MANKIND, by RAISING Him from the DEAD.  God’s RIGHTEOUSNESS can ONLY be obtained THROUGH a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with His SON, the Lord Jesus Christ.  If you do NOT have such a RELATIONSHIP with HIM, you are DOOMED to spend ALL ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, after you are there.  You MUST BE WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle and to 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 come out of those TIMES of IGNORANCE, because you are NOW ACCOUNTABLE for your SINS, and you will be JUDGED.  Do this NOW, while you still can, and let your ETERNITY be in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.  He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!




Thursday, July 30, 2020

Warning: Divine Judgment About to Fall!"


“Warning:  Divine  Judgment About to Fall!”



Woe to those who plan iniquity, to those who plot evil on their beds!  At morning’s light they will carry it out because it is in their power to do it. 

Therefore, the LORD says: “I am planning disaster against this people, from which you cannot save yourselves.  You will no longer walk proudly, for it will be a time of calamity.”                 Micah 2:1,3



This is a WARNING to those who “PLAN”, “PLOT” and “PURPOSE” to actually CARRY OUT their DEVIOUS, DEPRAVED, SCHEMES of INIQUITY, which goes AGAINST God’s Word and His Law.  They PLAN and PLOT even on their beds.  And when they have their PLANS made, they IMMEDIATELY CARRY OUT their WICKEDNESS, regardless of WHO might get HURT or even DIE from their EVIL PLANS.  These are the ones who, are under Satan’s CONTROL, and live to carry out his DEVIOUS deeds.  And MANY in our SOCIETY, TODAY, are in that situation, even those who possess the POWER to CARRY OUT the acts of SINFUL DISOBEDIENCE, according to GOD’S RULE of LAW.    They have actually “SOLD-OUT” to the devil, and are HEADED for GOD’S DEVINE JUDGMENT, where they will be SENTENCED to an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY of ESCAPE, after they are there.  Are you a part of Satan’s camp?  Have you SOLD-OUT to him, because of your REBELLION and REJECTION towards GOD and His SON, JESUS CHRIST?



The LORD GOD says: “I am PLANNING DISASTER against this people!”  DISASTER and CALAMITY, of which they will NOT be ABLE to SAVE themselves.  They will NO LONGER walk PROUDLY about, GLOATING in their INIQUITY and FLAUNTING it in the VERY FACE of the HOLY RIGHTEOUS GOD of the UNIVERSE.  They will PERISH for ALL ETERNITY.  BEWARE, the DEVINE JUDGMENT of the HOLY RIGHTEOUS JUDGE, is COMING, will you be so STUBBORN that it will cause your DESTINY to be an ETERNITY in HELL?



There is a WAY for those who are UNBELIEVERS to ESCAPE HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and to GAIN HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.  God’s PLAN is that you would TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  And 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 ESCAPE His DIVINE JUDGMENT, and HELL as your ETERNAL DESTINY.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!




Wednesday, July 29, 2020

"Building on the Rock Eternal"


“Building on the Rock Eternal”



“See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in Him will never be put to shame.”  Now to you who believe, this stone is precious.  But to those who do not believe, “the stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,” and, “A stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.”  They stumble because they disobey the message---which is also what they were destined for.       1 Peter 2: 6-8



The ROCK ETERNAL is the LORD JESUS CHRIST.  Remember when Jesus asked Peter: “Who do YOU say I am?” And Peter’s reply was: “You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God.”  Then Jesus, changed Peter’s name from Simon to Peter, and Jesus told Peter; “on this ROCK I will build My Church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.”  (Matthew 16:14-18).  This ROCK that Jesus was talking about was HIMSELF.  Peter had just proclaimed that JESUS was the MESSIAH, The SON of the LIVING GOD.  And JESUS, being the CHIEF CORNERSTONE of the CHRISTIAN FAITH, His CHURCH, would only go to reason that He is the ROCK ETERNAL, and upon THIS ROCK He will BUILD HIS CHURCH. And not only that, but the gates of hades, which meant His physical death would NOT PREVENT that process from being carried out.



NOW, that we have established the CHIEF CORNERSTONE and the ROCK ETERNAL, being the LORD JESUS CHRIST, let us look at those who will build upon that ROCK ETERNAL.  In Isaiah 26:3-4, Isaiah says:  You will keep in PERFECT peace those whose MINDS are STEADFAST, because they trust in You.  TRUST in the LORD forever, for the LORD, THE LORD Himself, is the ROCK ETERNAL.  Now I know this is referring to GOD as the ROCK ETERNAL, but JESUS is GOD in the FLESH.  And remember that JESUS is the CHIEF CORNERSTONE.



To the TRUE BELIEVER, that CORNERSTONE is PRECIOUS.  It is the STRENGTH and the STABILITY of the WHOLE BUILDING or the BODY of BELIEVERS.  The FAITH and TRUST of the TRUE BELIEVER can be in PERFECT PEACE when their MINDS are STEADFAST in their TRUST in the ROCK ETERNAL, who provides them with ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.


However, to those who are UNBELIEVERS, the CHIEF CORNERSTONE, causes them to STUMBLE and it is a ROCK that makes them fall.  They STUMBLE because of THEIR CHOICE to be DISOBEDIENT to the message of JESUS CHRIST, as REDEEMER and LORD.  They are DESTINED for JUDGMENT and an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY of ESCAPING after they are there.  They were NOT DESTINED to be DISOBEDIENT and to REJECT JESUS CHRIST, as their SAVIOR and LORD, that was THEIR CHOICE. They were DESTINED for an ETERNITY in HELL. So, are you building on the SOLID ROCK ETERNAL?  If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to GOD, by coming to JESUS CHRIST for the SALVATION of your soul, then you are NOT BUILDING on the SOLID ROCK ETERNAL, and are DESTINED for an ETERNITY in HELL.  God wants you to be a part of His BUILDING program and to change your DESTINY from HELL to HEAVEN.  You can do that by: TURNING AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURNING TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  And CONFESS your sins to Him and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  Then BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS DIED for YOU and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God.  You MUST ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION and start BUILDING on the ROCK ETERNAL.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!! 

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

"Do Not DENY Him!"


“Do Not DENY Him!”



If we endure, we will also reign with Him; if we deny Him, He also will deny us.                                2 Timothy 2:12

Whoever denies Me before men, I also will deny before My Father Who is in Heaven.       Matthew 10:33



In 2 Timothy 2:12, we are told that if we ENDURE, we will reign with Christ, this ENDURANCE, is being able to withstand whatever comes our way, and to WILLINGLY CONFIRM our relationship with Christ, even in times of STRONG PERSECUTION.  If my memory is correct, I believe that there was a young lady, at Columbine, who had a gun in her face, and was asked, if she believed in God, her answer was “YES,” then she was shot and killed.  But she did NOT DENY her FAITH!  There have been MANY people throughout the ages who have faced HORRIBLE situations, and when they were asked if they were a BELIEVER in JESUS CHRIST, and they PROFESSED that they TRULY WERE, they were put to death.  And sometimes their children would be HORRIBLY KILLED, before their very eyes.  They ENDURED, and did NOT DENY their LORD.  And they will REIGN with JESUS, when He returns to set up His Kingdom, here, on earth. 



But for those who DENY they KNOW or have a RELATIONSHIP with JESUS CHRIST, in the face of DANGEROUS PERSECUTION, and those who CONTINUALLY DENY and REJECT a RELATIONSHIP with Him, they will be DENIED by CHRIST, in the FINAL JUDGMENT, and will enter an ETERNITY where they will SUFFER ALL the HORRORS of HELL, and they will not be able to ESCAPE, after they are there. 



If you are NOT a TRUE BELIEVER and you do NOT have a RELATIONSHIP with JESUS and His Father, GOD, then you are DESTINED for that ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS.  And your time is RUNNING OUT.  You NEED to 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.  Then you MUST ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and with a STRONG STEADFAST FAITH, ENDURE until He RETURNS.  DO NOT DENY HIM!  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!




Monday, July 27, 2020

"The Called Out"


“The Called Out”



You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free.  But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.     Galatians 5:13

There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called.     Ephesians 4:4



Who are the “CALLED OUT”?  They are those who have TRULY given their HEARTS and LIVES to God, through their ACCEPTANCE of His One and ONLY Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave His life as PAID in FULL for the SALVATION of ALL mankind.  But ALL mankind is NOT ACCEPTING the gift of God, which is the SALVATION of their SOULS.  Many are REJECTING it, and ONLY those who RESPOND to God’s invitation, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, and will ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, are the “CALLED OUT” ones, because they have been “CALLED OUT” of their SINFUL LIFE and into GOD’S GLORIOUS ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN.



 And they are NOT to use their FREEDOM to indulge the flesh, but they are to TURN AWAY FROM their SINFUL LIFESTYLE and TURN TO GOD.  And their mandate is to SERVE one another, with a HUMBLE spirit, in LOVE. 



The “CALLED OUT” are a part of ONE BODY, the BODY of JESUS CHRIST, and there is ONE SPIRIT, who INDWELLS those who are the “CALLED OUT”.   This SPIRIT will GUIDE, TEACH, and give CONSEL to the “CALLED OUT” ones.   And they are CALLED to ONE HOPE, which is ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS. 



Are you part of the “CALLED OUT”?  If NOT, you will spend your ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS and NO WAY to ESCAPE, after you’re there, unless you are WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  And 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 become one of the “CALLED OUT”, with an ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN.   Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!


Saturday, July 25, 2020

"The Great Intercessor"


“The Great Intercessor”



In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness.  We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.  And He who searches our hearts knows the Mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.      Romans 8:26-27



All of Creation is in a FRUSTRATED mode, awaiting the time, when the Children of God will be revealed, and the Creation, itself, will be set FREE from its BONDAGE of DECAY. It has been GROANING as in childbirth pains right up to the present time.  Even the Children of God GROAN inwardly, yet EAGERLY awaiting the completion of their ADOPTION into the Family of God.



The TRUE CHILD of GOD, at times, are at a loss for the appropriate words to express their feelings, and in these times of WEAKNESS, the Holy Spirit of God, who INDWELLS the TRUE CHILD of GOD, HELPS them, by INTERCEDING for them with DEEP, WORDLESS GROANS. 



And we KNOW that JESUS CHRIST, is the INTERCESSOR for the TRUE CHILD of GOD, and is CONTINUALLY INTERCEDING on behalf of the CHILD of GOD, before God.  And the Holy Spirit, also INTERCEDES for the CHILD of GOD, when they do not KNOW how to PRAY, what words to use, or how to VOICE their prayers.  The Spirit steps in and with DEEP WORDLESS GROANS expresses the FEELINGS of the TRUE CHILD of GOD.



And God, who SEARCHES our HEARTS, KNOWS the MIND of the SPIRIT, who is INTERCEDING for God’s Child, and doing it in ACCORDANCE with the WILL of GOD.  Therefore, we NEED NOT be discouraged when we just don’t seem to have the WORDS we NEED, to express what is in our HEARTS, because the SPIRIT that INDWELLS the TRUE CHILD of GOD INTERCEDES for them. 



However, REMEMBER, the ONLY PRAYERS God hears are from His OWN CHILDREN, those who have TRULY GIVEN their HEARTS and LIVES to Him.  The FIRST and ONLY prayers that He HEARS from an UNBELIEVER, is the PRAYER of REPENTANCE. Once they have voiced that prayer, then He will HEAR and ANSWER their prayers, because they then will belong to Him. 



In order to do that, you MUST be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  And 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 God’s gift of SALVATION, and RECEIVE the INDWELLING of the GREAT INTERCESOR, GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!

Friday, July 24, 2020

"An Inseparable Love"


“An Inseparable Love”



Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?  Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?  No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.       Romans 8:35,37



In ALL of mankind there is an UNRELENTING DESIRE to be LOVED.  But NOT with the kind of LOVE that is CONDITIONAL or SUPERFICIAL, but an UNENDING, FAITHFUL, STEADFAST LOVE.  A Love that can SURVIVE the test of time.  Meaning a DEEP ABIDING LOVE, that will not VANISH or be DEMINISHED in ANY way, shape or form, but will STAND STRONG through the bad times we face DAILY throughout our EARTHLY LIVES.  This PERFECT LOVE can only come from our ONE and ONLY GOD, exemplified through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.



The Apostle Paul asks a very thought-provoking question.  He asks: “Who can SEPARATE us from the LOVE of Christ?” Now, “the LOVE of Christ” Paul is talking about, is GOD’S PERFECT LOVE manifested in Jesus Christ, keep in mind, Jesus is GOD in the flesh.   Paul is not talking about OUR LOVE for Christ, but HIS LOVE for us.  His LOVE for mankind, is/was SO STRONG, that it withstood AFFLICTION, ANGUISH, PERSECUTION, HUNGER, THIRST, NAKEDNESS and DEATH on the CROSS, which is one of the CRULEST forms of PUNISHMENT that anyone could be sentenced to.  But through ALL of that, and the REJECTION of the SACRIFICE of Christ Jesus by many, His LOVE NEVER FAILED and will NEVER FAIL.  It is AGAPE, GODLY LOVE, LOVE that is UNENDING, and UNCONDITIONAL. 



There is NOTHING or NOBODY who can SEPARATE us from the LOVE of CHRIST.  And we can, be MORE than CONQUERORS, of ALL the things this world throws at us, but ONLY THROUGH the LOVE of Christ Jesus, who LOVED us and GAVE HIMSELF for us.  And because of that INSEPARABLE LOVE, we can have FORGIVENESS of our sins, SALVATION and ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS, and be able to ESCAPE HELL, with ALL its HORRORS. 



In order to do that, you MUST GIVE your HEART and LIFE to GOD. You MUST be 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 His INSEPARABLE LOVE.  And spend ALL of your ETERNITY in HEAVEN.  Do this NOW, while you still can.   He’s waiting and COMING SOON !!!

Thursday, July 23, 2020

"The Unformed Substance"


“The Unformed Substance”



My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Your Book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them.         Psalms 139:15-16



It amazes me, how some human beings look at the BEGINNING of LIFE.  They think that at the VERY BEGINNING, the FORMATION of the cells is nothing more than a glob of cells, with no VALUE or PURPOSE.  To them, to get rid of these cells has no more meaning than to go to the doctor and have a mole removed.  Well, I’m hear to shed a little light on this very controversial subject. And I will be telling you the TRUTH of the matter.  So here we GO!



King David, realized the REAL TRUTH concerning the BEGINNING of LIFE.  He writes, that his frame was NOT hidden from God, when his parents CONCEIVED in SECRET, and the FORMATION of the cells were SKILLFULLY wrought or brought about in the depths of his mother’s womb; and the EYES of God saw his UNFORMED SUBSTANCE, even then, at that point, was the BEGINNING of LIFE, the LIFE of a FUTURE KING. 



David goes on to say that ALL of his days, from the point of CONCEPTION to the point of DEATH, were PLANNED for him, when there was NOT a ONE of them.  God doesn’t have to wait until a person is born to KNOW all about them.  He KNOWS, before their CONCEPTION.  ALL their DAYS are PLANNED and RECORDED in ADVANCE, by God, Himself.  And WE do NOT decide the DAY we will be BORN nor the DAY we will DIE, that is GOD’S decisions.



MANKIND is TRULY, FEARFULLY and WONDERFULLY made, and it is NOT YOUR or MY place to DESTROY what GOD has CREATED, nor is it our place to CASUALLY take a LIFE, even at the BEGINNING, when it is an UNFORMED SUBSTANCE!  It may be UNFORMED, to the human eye, but in God’s Eyes it is a PRECIOUS LIFE that has a PURPOSE.  That UNFORMED SUBSTANCE is ALIVE and ACTIVELY in the process of becoming a FORMED SUBSTANCE, a HUMAN BEING.  And for someone to DISRUPT that process, is taking a HUMAN LIFE.  I believe that is called MURDER.



Now, I know that is a HARD PILL for some of you to SWALLOW, however, it is, what it is.  In the EYES of the ALMIGHTY GOD, the UNFORMED SUBSTANCE that is planted in the darkness of a womb is LIFE, a LIFE that God, Himself, made PLANS for, from ETERNITY PAST to ETERNITY FUTURE.  When you were an UNFORMED SUBSTANCE, God had plans for YOU, and the apex of those plans, were for your SALVATION and spending ALL of ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS, and being able to ESCAPE an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS.  To do that, 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, even the FORGIVENESS of taking the LIFE of an UNBORN BABY.  He is FAITHFUL and JUST and will FORGIVE.  Then 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, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION and REMEMBER, God has PLANS for YOU and for ALL UNFORMED SUBSTANCES.  And be able to spend your ETERNITY in HEAVEN.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

"My Redeemer Lives!"


“My Redeemer Lives!”



I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end He will stand on the earth.  And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see Him with my own eyes---I, and not another.   How my heart yearns within me!      Job 19:25-27



Job was a man of EXCEPTIONAL FAITH, in his time of GREATEST DESPAIR, he seems to be at the pinnacle of his FAITH when he declared that he KNEW that his “REDEEMER LIVES!” and in the END of the age, He will STAND on the earth, as KING of KINGS and LORD of LORDS.  



Job BELIEVED that GOD was his REDEEMER, but it was to be God, cloaked in flesh and blood and skin, that being the LORD JESUS CHRIST.   Job wanted people to know that his suffering wasn’t because of some sin that he committed, but it was a TESTING of his FAITH.  In ALL the SUFFERING that Job experienced, he STILL could proclaim; “I KNOW MY REDEEMER LIVES, and that in the END He will STAND on the EARTH.”



Job had little if any HOPE in this life, but he was SURE that he would see his REDEEMER GOD, face to face, in his AFTER-LIFE, because he proclaims that, after his DEATH, when his earthly body has deteriorated and he has his HEAVENLY BODY, he, in his flesh, WILL SEE God;  “I myself WILL SEE Him, with my OWN EYES---and not another.”  Then Job says: “How my HEART yearns within me!”   Do you KNOW that your REDEEMER LIVES?   Does your HEART YEARN within you, at the thought that JESUS is ALIVE, and that He is COMING BACK SOON?



If that doesn’t cause you to celebrate, then SOMETHING is WRONG.  If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to GOD, then you have NO REASON to CELEBRATE, the fact that the REDEEMER of ALL mankind LIVES and COMING BACK to STAND on the EARTH.   Instead you SHOULD FEAR, the thought of His RETURN.  Mainly because, you have REJECTED, the REDEEMER, God’s SON, JESUS CHRIST, and are living a SINFUL lifestyle, and headed for an ETERNITY in HELL, with all its HORRORS and NO WAY TO ESCAPE, after you’re there.  But God LOVES you and has a plan for you to ESCAPE HELL by:  TURNING AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURNING TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  CONFESSING your sin to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS.  Then BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God.  Then you MUST ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and like Job, be able to proclaim: “I KNOW MY REDEEMER LIVES, and that in the END He will STAND on the EARTH.”  And ESCAPE HELL and GAIN an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!

Saturday, July 18, 2020

"Having Peace with God"


“Having Peace with God”



Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, let us have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.  And let us boast in the hope of the Glory of God.     Romans 5:1-2



Having PEACE with God, is provided by God for the TRUE BELIEVER, because they have been JUSTIFIED or they have been declared innocent of their sins, through their FAITH in the LORD JESUS CHRIST.  And they have ACCEPTED Him as their SAVIOR and LORD by FAITH.  And through Him they have gained ACCESS by FAITH into GOD’S GRACE, and so we SHOULD BOAST in the HOPE of being able to SHARE in the GLORY of GOD.



An UNBELIEVER, however, does NOT possess the PEACE with GOD, in actuality, they have REBELLION against God and His Son, Jesus Christ.  Having PEACE with GOD, is living by the SPIRIT of GOD, and being OBEDIENT to His WILL and WAYS.  In other words, it is having a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with God, one that is FREE from the REBELLIOUS NATURE of an UNBELIEVER. 



This RIGHT RELATIONSHIP is made possible, through the SACRIFICE of God’s Son, for the SALVATION of mankind.  The shed BLOOD of JESUS, gives us ACCESS by FAITH into God’s AMAZING GRACE, in which we now stand.   A REAL REASON to BOAST in the HOPE of sharing in the GLORY of GOD. 



If you are an UNBELIEVER, you cannot have PEACE with God, but you are actually in CONFLICT with God, because of your SINS.  In order for you to have PEACE with God, you MUST be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle and to TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  And 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.  And ESCAPE an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and GAIN an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS, by ACCEPTING God’s gift of SALVATION, and HAVING PEACE with GOD.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!! 








Thursday, July 16, 2020

"Justified by Faith in Christ"


“Justified by Faith in Christ”



I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.  The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!          Galatians 2:20-21



JUSTIFIED: Being just or right



In order for a person to be JUSTIFIED by FAITH in CHRIST JESUS, they MUST carry out certain things that are pertinent to being JUSTIFIED.   The first thing is, that they are drawn to JESUS CHRIST, by the HOLY SPIRIT of God, and CONVICTED, or experiencing the feeling of GUILT for their sinful lifestyle.  Then they MUST CONFESS those sins to GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. And TURN AWAY FROM their sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO God. This is what the Apostle Paul said is, to be “CRUCIFIED with CHRIST, and I no longer live, but Christ LIVES in me.” “And LIVING by FAITH in the Son of God, who LOVED me and GAVE HIMSELF for me.”  This is being JUSTIFIED BY FAITH in CHRIST JESUS.  



JUSTIFICATION cannot be gained by GOOD WORKS!  Being JUSTIFIED, is OBTAINED ONLY by the GRACE of GOD, NOT by GOOD WORKS.  Good works are a REFLECTION of one’s FAITH in JESUS CHRIST.  If SALVATION, RIGHTEOUSNESS, and JUSTIFICATION, can be OBTAINED by GOOD WORKS, then CHRIST died for NOTHING!  WHY would He even have to come to earth, and SUFFER, BLEED and DIE, if JUSTIFICATION could be accomplished through our GOOD WORKS.



The ONLY WAY to be JUSTIFIED is through FAITH in JESUS CHRIST, and if you KEEP REJECTING Him, and continuing in your sinful lifestyle, then you are HEADED for an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, after you’re there.  YOU, like the Apostle Paul said, needs to “be CRUCIFIED with CHRIST,” and YOU no longer live, but CHRIST LIVES in YOU.  And you LIVE by FAITH in the SON of GOD, who LOVED YOU and GAVE HIMSELF for YOU.  And BE JUSTIFIED by FAITH in CHRIST.



To do that 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 BE JUSTIFIED by YOUR FAITH in CHRIST JESUS.  Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!




Wednesday, July 15, 2020

"Disobedience vs Obedience"


“Disobedience vs Obedience”



For just as through one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so also through the One Man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.     Romans 5:19



DISOBEDIENCE is acting in DEFIANCE to the Almighty God and His WORD and LAWS.  Adam was DISOBEDIENT to God, because he DID what God said NOT to DO.  And because of his DISOBEDIENCE, ALL MANKIND was made sinners.  ALL people are born with a sinful nature, and it is their sinful nature that makes them DISOBEDIENT.  And this DISOBEDIENT NATURE, brings about SPIRITUAL DEATH, with an ETERNITY in HELL with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY of ESCAPING after you are there. 



OBEDIENCE is the act of OBEYING God and His WORD and LAWS.  The ONE ACT of OBEDIENCE that has CHANGED ETERNITY for MANY, is when ONE Man, Jesus Christ, God’s Son, took on Himself, ALL the SINS of ALL MANKIND, He, who knew NO SIN, became SIN, in OBEDIENCE to His Heavenly Father, in order, for those who will be OBEDIENT and accept GOD’S ABUNDANT PROVISION of GRACE and the GIFT of RIGHTEOUSNESS, by ACCEPTING JESUS CHRIST as their SAVIOR and LORD, they will receive an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.



In order to have that ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, you MUST be 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.  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.  Then you MUST ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and be OBEDIENT to Him and His WORD and His LAWS.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!   

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

"Don't Throw Away Your Confidence!"


“Don’t Throw Away Your Confidence!”



So, don’t throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.  For you need endurance, so that after you have done God’s will, you may receive what was promised.      Hebrews 10:35-36



CONFIDENCE:  Full TRUST, reliability of a person or thing



Throughout this chapter of Hebrews, the readers are ENCOURAGED to PERSERVE in their afflictions and struggles.  And to NOT THROW AWAY their CONFIDENCE in God and His POWER to see them through each affliction and struggle.  In other words, they were NOT to STOP putting their CONFIDENCE in the ONLY ONE who is ABLE to give them the STRENGTH they NEED to PERSERVE.  And they SHOULD do this because with their CONFIDENCE comes a GREAT REWARD.



They NEED to have STRONG ENDURANCE to do the WILL of GOD.  And when they come to the end of their affliction or struggle, with CONFIDENCE in God, they will RECEIVE what has been PROMISED:  The Coming One, which is the LORD JESUS CHRIST, will COME and NOT delay.  And the ones who will LIVE by FAITH and NOT DRAW BACK into their OLD lifestyle, but will TRUST and have CONFIDENCE in JESUS CHRIST, God’s ONLY SON, to enable them to carry out the Will of God, will have LIFE.  But God takes NO PLEASURE in those who SHRINK BACK, and FAILS to carry out their CHRISTIAN OBLIGATIONS, and they will face EMBARRASSMENT, GUILT and be ASHAMED when Christ returns.  And they will lose their REWARDS.



For those who ENDURED, and put their CONFIDENCE in God and His SON, and did NOT THROW AWAY their CONFIDENCE, they will receive ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN with HONOR and REWARDS for their ENDURANCE and PERSERVERANCE that was possible because they DID NOT THROW AWAY their CONFIDENCE.  Where does your CONFIDENCE rest?



If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then your CONFIDENCE is in something or someone, who is UNABLE to provide for you, what you NEED to ENDURE your SINFUL LIFESTYLE and is UNABLE to PROVIDE you with an ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.  And putting your CONFIDENCE in WORLDLY THINGS or PEOPLE, will lead you to an ETERNITY in HELL with ALL its HORRORS and NO WAY to ESCAPE after your there.  In order to CHANGE your DESTINY, you MUST be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle and with CONFIDENCE, 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.  Then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION and PUT your CONFIDENCE in Him, and have ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.   Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!

Monday, July 13, 2020

"Eternal Encouragement and Good Hope"


“Eternal Encouragement and Good Hope”



May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who loved us and by His grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.      2 Thessalonians 2:15-16



These verses of Scripture were the Apostle Paul’s words to the TRUE BELIEVERS in Thessalonica.  They were not JUST words, but they exemplified the Apostle’s HEARTFELT feelings.  He wanted them to be ENCOURAGED even in the face of DISTRESS and ANXIETY.  He did NOT want them to give up in their Christian service, for the sake of the GOSPEL.



 And these words can be an ENCOURAGEMENT to the TRUE BELIEVER of today.  Paul is telling the TRUE BELIEVER, that their LORD JESUS CHRIST and GOD their FATHER, has given them ETERNAL ENCOURAGEMENT.  And that this ETERNAL ENCOURAGEMENT and GOOD HOPE is possible for the TRUE BELIEVER, because of GOD’S UNFAILING LOVE and His AMAZING GRACE.   Keep in mind, that GRACE is; RECEIVING blessings that we DO NOT deserve, like ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS, even though we don’t deserve it.  Jesus Christ, took our sins to the Cross of Calvary, and shed His precious blood, in order for us to RECEIVE God’s AMAZING GRACE, and that is part of our ETERNAL ENCOURAGEMENT and GOOD HOPE.



These days, we face UNCERTAINTIES and experience ANXIETIES, and the Lord KNOWS we NEED this ETERNAL ENCOURAGEMENT, so the one thing that brings CALMNESS and ENCOURAGEMENT to my WEARY SOUL, is WORSHIP and PRAISE.  I go to a QUIET, ALONE place and listen to some WORSHIP and PRAISE music, and the SPIRIT of God that indwells me, fills my HEART to the brim, and my HEART OVERFLOWS with LOVE, PEACE and GOOD HOPE.  Because I feel the AWESOME LOVE that my Heavenly Father has for me, and I begin to REALIZE over again what my ETERNITY holds.  And that is MY ETERNAL ENCOURAGEMENT!



Is it your ETERNAL ENCOURAGEMENT?  It can be, if you will TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  And 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 receive ETERNAL ENCOURAGEMENT and GOOD HOPE, knowing that you will be able to ESCAPE an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and RECEIVE an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.  So, do this NOW, while you still can.   He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2020

"IF God..."


“IF God…”



If God were to take back His Spirit and withdraw His breath, all life would cease, and humanity would turn again to dust.

For God watches how people live; He sees everything they do.  No darkness is thick enough to hide the wicked from His eyes.        Job 34:14, 15, 21-22



I truly believe that mankind is experiencing, what the Children of God believes, that we are “LIVING in the LAST DAYS. There is Scripture, which tells us; that there is ALREADY a spirit of LAWLESSNESS at work, and it has NOT YET reached it’s CLIMAX, and it won’t until the RAPTURE has occurred and the SPIRIT of God is taken from the earth, because ALL the TRUE BELIEVERS, with whom the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD, indwells, will be gone.  And then the Antichrist will come on scene.  Now, I’ve said this to tell you, that the WORST is yet to come!  We have NOT SEEN anything like what is ahead. 



I believe that WICKEDNESS and DEPRAVITY, will ESCALATE even MORE than it is NOW. Our Scripture, today is from the Book of Job, and these words are from Elihu, who was just a bystander, who was presenting a defensive case for God, to Job and his friends.  And Elihu says:  “IF God were to take back His Spirit and withdraw His Breath, ALL life would cease, and humanity would turn again to DUST”  Sometimes, I wonder why that has not happened, because of ALL the CORRUPTION, VILENESS, DEPRAVITY, WICKEDNESS, and HATRED among those who live in DISOBEDIENCE against GOD, and CONTINUALLY REJECT His SON, the LORD JESUS CHRIST.



Elihu, goes on to say: “For God watches how people live; He SEES EVERYTHING they do.  NO DARKNESS is thick enough to HIDE the WICKED from His eyes.” This LAWLESSNESS, that is taking place NOW, by SOME, who are trying to DECEIVE the people, by carrying out their EVIL DEEDS, which they have CLOKED in SECRECY, is NOT a SECRET to the ONLY ONE, who REALLY COUNTS, the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, who will JUDGE them in the end. 



But we can be THANKFUL, that GOD in His ABUNDANT MERCY and His AMAZING GRACE, and with His UNFAILING LOVE, will not REMOVE His SPIRIT, right now, nor will He take back His BREATH, and turn ALL of humanity, again into DUST.  “For God SO LOVED the WORLD, that He SENT His ONLY SON, so that EVERYONE who BELLIEVES in Him will NOT PERISH but have ETERNAL LIFE.” (John 3:16)

If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE, to God, then you are facing ETERNAL LIFE in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE after you are there.  However, God has a PLAN to SAVE you from that DESTINY.  You MUST be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO God, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  And 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 ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.  And be THANKFUL for His SPIRIT and His BREATH that is in YOU.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!  






Thursday, July 9, 2020

"A Message from Jesus"


“A Message from Jesus”



This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you:  GOD IS LIGHT, and there is NO darkness in Him at all.  So, you are lying if you say you have fellowship with God but go on LIVING in spiritual darkness; you are not practicing the TRUTH.  But if you are LIVING in the LIGHT, as God is in the LIGHT, then you have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, cleanses us from ALL sin.        1 John 1:5-7



The Apostle John wanted his readers to know the TRUTH about having a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with God, and he wanted them to be ASSURED that this message was the TRUTH, because it was given to him from the Lord Jesus Christ, to be declared to the readers.  They could KNOW that what John was proclaiming was AUTHENTICATED by the One who was TRUTH.  And the MESSAGE was:  GOD is LIGHT, and there is NO DARKNESS in Him at ALL!  He is RIGHTEOUS, HOLY and PURE.  Therefore, there NEVER HAS BEEN, nor IS THERE NOW or in the FUTURE, any possibility for any TINY BIT of DARKNESS to invade the LIGHT.



Mankind is born into a DARK, FOREBODING, SIN-LADEN world, and they are born with a SINFUL NATURE.  Mankind LIVES in SPIRITUAL DARKNESS, until they ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST as their SAVIOR and LORD.  And they CANNOT have a RELATIONSHIP with God until they come out of their DARKNESS and into the LIGHT.  If they believe that they are able to have fellowship with the LIGHT, yet they CONTINUE to LIVE in SPIRITUAL DARKNESS, and REJECT JESUS as their SAVIOR and LORD, they are LIVING a LIE and NOT practicing the TRUTH.   This frame of mind, will send them to an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, after they get there. 



However, for those who are LIVING in the LIGHT, because they have ACCEPTED JESUS as their SAVIOR and LORD.  They are ABLE to have a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with GOD, and come into His GLORIOUS LIGHT, and become one of His Children, who will INHERIT HEAVEN as their ETERNAL HOME, and have FELLOWSHIP with GOD, His SON, and others, who belong to God.  All this is provided by the PRECIOUS BLOOD of JESUS, which CLEANSES them from ALL sin.  And brings them out of the DARKNESS and into the LIGHT.   Are you still in the DARKNESS?



If you are STILL LIVING in SPIRITUAL DARKNESS, and headed for an ETERNITY in HELL, you can come out of the DARKNESS and into GOD’S LIGHT, and ESCAPE an ETERNITY in HELL, by 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.  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 God’s gift of SALVATION, and COME OUT of the DARKNESS and become a TRUE CHILD of the LIGHT.   Do this NOW, while you still can.   He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!! 




Wednesday, July 8, 2020

"Know!"


“Know!”



We know that God’s Children do not make a practice of sinning, for God’s Son holds them securely, and the evil one cannot touch them.  We know that we are the Children of God and that the world around us is under the control of the evil one.   And we know that the Son of God has come, and He has given us understanding so that we can know the True God.  And now we live in fellowship with the True God because we live in fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ.  He is the only True God, and He is Eternal Life.      1 John 5:18-20



KNOWLEDGE is a wonderful thing to possess, and when it is USED properly, it becomes WISDOM. And will give birth to WISE DECISIONS and an UNDERSTANDING of certain facets of our LIVES.



 One thing that is of the UTMOST IMPORTANCE to the TRUE Child of God, is that they KNOW that they do NOT CONTINUE to PRACTICE SINNING.  Jesus, the TRUE SON of the LIVING God, holds them SECURELY, which means that the TRUE CHILD of God is SAFE from the grasp of the DEVIL, because Jesus HOLDS them, and the Devil cannot steal away from God, what belongs to God.

The TRUE Child of God, KNOWS that they are SEPARATED from this SIN-LADEN, EVIL-MINDED, and CORRUPTED world that is all around us, and is controlled by the EVIL ONE, the Devil.  And they SHOULD KNOW that the SON of GOD has come and given them UNDERSTANDING so that they can KNOW the ONE TRUE GOD.  And they would be able to FELLOWSHIP with the TRUE GOD because they FELLOWSHIP with His Son, Jesus Christ.  Because of Christ’s REDEEMING work on the Cross, the Child of God can KNOW the ONLY TRUE GOD, who is JESUS CHRIST in the flesh, and they can KNOW that they will have ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.  Do you KNOW that to be TRUE of yourself? 



If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to GOD, then you do NOT possess the ability to KNOW the One who is the ONE TRUE GOD and is ETERNAL LIFE for the TRUE CHILD of GOD.  You are LOST in your sins and you KNOW the EVIL One, who is leading you to an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, after you’re there.  You NEED to CUT TIES with the Devil, and TURN AWAY from your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  And 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 KNOW for SURE that you KNOW the ONLY TRUE GOD and His SON, JESUS CHRIST, and that you have ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.   Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!