Wednesday, April 14, 2021

"The Will of God, Good, Acceptable and Perfect."

 

“The Will of God, Good, Acceptable and Perfect.”

 

I appeal to you brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.  Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the Will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.     Romans 12:1-2

 

This is part of the Apostle Paul’s message to the Believers in Rome.  Notice that Paul’s demeanor, is one of exhortation or URGENCY.  He is URGING his fellow believers to present their BODIES, which is their WHOLE LIFE, by God’s MERCIES, as a LIVING SACRIFICE and it should be HOLY and ACCEPTABLE to God, this is their SPIRITUAL WORSHIP, which is ANY ministry, that is carried out for God. 

 

Then Paul URGES them to NOT be CONFORMED or to YIELD to this WORLD, but to be TRANSFORMED, or CHANGED by the RENEWING of their MINDS. They are NOT to LIVE by their FLESHLY DESIRES or to LIVE according to the WAYS of this EVIL WORLD.  But they are to TURN AWAY FROM their SINFUL LIFE-STYLE, and ACCEPT and LIVE by the WAYS of the HOLY, RIGHTEOUS GOD. 

 

This TRANSFORMATION is a TOTAL CHANGE from the INSIDE OUT.  And the MAIN part of this CHANGE is the MIND, which CONTROLS one’s ATTITUDES, THOUGHTS, FEELINGS and ACTIONS.  This is an ONGOING TRANSFORMATION, which takes place as a BELIEVER, immerses themselves with the WORD of GOD, PRAYER, and FELLOWSHIP with other BELIEVERS, through this process, they are CONTINUALLY being TRANSFORMED.

 

This TRANSFORMATION will give them the ability to TEST and APPROVE that GOD’S WILL is GOOD, WELL-PLEASING, and PERFECT. And as the TRUE BELIEVER, MATURES, and their MINDS are continually being TRANSFORMED to the MIND of CHRIST JESUS, and they become MORE CHRISTLIKE. And they will DESIRE more and more the WILL of GOD, the GOOD, ACCEPTABLE and PERFECT WILL of GOD, which is PLEASING to GOD. 

 

However, if you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, you are NOT PLEASING to Him, because you are LIVING by a WORLDLY MINDSET, and your HEART is contaminated by the WORLDLY WAYS, which is a HUGE RISK to your DESTINY.  IF you CONTINUE to REJECT God’s Gift of SALVATION, your DESTINY is an ETERNAL LIFE in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS and NO WAY TO ESCAPE, once you are there.  You MUST be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM YOUR sinful life-style, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  And 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 be TRANSFORMED to His GOOD, ACCEPTABLE, and PERFECT WILL, and it will give you an ETERNITY in HEAVEN with ALL its BLESSINGS.  So, do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s WAITING and COMING SOON!!!

 

Saturday, April 10, 2021

"The Key to Your Life"

 

“The Key to Your Life”

 

“Now listen! Today I am giving you a choice between life and death, between prosperity and disaster.  For I command you this day to love the LORD your God and to keep His commands, decrees, and regulations by walking in His Ways.  If you do this, you will live and multiply, and the LORD your God will bless you.    Deuteronomy 30:15-16

 

Deuteronomy was penned by Moses, and this section was dealing with how the Israelite Believers should live.  He gave them the CHOICE of LIFE or DEATH.  He never taught them that they were JUSTIFIED by OBEYING the Law.  His point was how to LIVE an ABUNDANT LIFE, by being OBEDIENT to GOD’S WORD.   If they TRULY wanted to PLEASE the LORD, then they SHOULD LOVE HIM enough to WALK in His Ways.   This is a TRUTH that is APPLICABLE for ALL MANKIND to follow.  That is, for ALL who are TRUE BELIEVERS.  And have ACCEPTED God’s Gift of SALVATION, which is made POSSIBLE through the LORD JESUS CHRIST, God’s ONLY Son, the One who PAID the PRICE with the SHEDDING of His OWN BLOOD for the REDEMPTION or SALVATION of the SOULS of MANKIND.  By following Moses’ instructions, he says that “If you do this, you will LIVE and MULTIPLY, and the LORD your GOD will bless you.

 

This is what we call; Living the ABUNDANT LIFE, they could be PROSPEROUS and have a JOYOUS FELLOWSHIP with the LORD GOD, ALMIGHTY.  But if they were to TURN AWAY from LIVING in OBEDIENCE to GOD’S WORD and WAYS. Then they could FALL into the TEMPTATION of DISOBEDIENCE against GOD, and experience a DISASTEROUS, CATASTROPHIC JUDGMENT.  So, you see why MOSES was EXPLICIT about his INSTRUCTIONS on LIVING a VICTORIOUS and PROSPEROUS LIFESTYLE, through their OBEDIENCE to God’s WORD and WAYS.  It was NOT by their WORKS that they were ABLE to have a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with God, but it was by their FAITH, or BELIEVING that GOD was REAL, and if they wanted to PLEASE Him they would be OBEDIENT to Him.

 

This is TRUTH that applies to ALL TRUE BELIEVERS, they have the CHOICE to make between LIFE or DEATH, PROSPERITY or DISASTER.  YOU can make this choice by LOVING the LORD your God, OBEYING HIM, and COMMITTING yourself FIRMLY to HIM. When you do this, you can possess the KEY to YOUR LIFE, and a RIGHT RELATIONSHIIP with the ALMIGHTY GOD.

 

But if you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, and you are CONTINUALLY REJECTING His SON, the LORD JESUS CHRIST, as your SAVIOR and LORD, then you are facing a SPIRITUAL, DISASTEROUS and CATASTROPHIC JUDGMENT.  In order to ESCAPE such a JUDGMENT, you MUST be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful life-style, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. And CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  BELIEVING, 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 LIVE an OBEDIENT LIFE, FOLLOWING GOD’S WORD and WAYS.  And receive HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS as your ETERNAL HOME, and ESCAPE an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, after you are there.  So, do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s WAITING and COMING SOON!!!

 

Friday, April 9, 2021

"A Way Out"

 

“A Way Out”

 

The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience.  And God is faithful.  He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand.  When you are tempted, He will show you a way out so that you can endure.    1 Corinthians 10:13

 

The Apostle Paul wrote this word of ENCOURAGEMENT to the TRUE BELIEVERS in Corinth.  He wanted them to UNDERSTAND, just how much POWER they possessed through Jesus Christ, in order to OVERCOME the TEMPTATIONS that they faced EVERYDAY. 

 

Here are some things, I feel God wants us to KNOW and APPLY to our LIVES and our RELATIONSHIP with Him, as His CHILDREN.  First, we should make sure that we have a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with Him, which is, that you have come to the CROSS of JESUS CHRIST, and have CONFESSED your sins to Him, asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  Next, You SHOULD BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in HEAVEN, making intercession for you, before God.  You SHOULD be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, meaning, that you GIVE UP your OLD WAYS, and EMBRACE the WAYS of God.  In other words, START LIVING by FAITH and NOT by the FLESH.  This will bring STEADFASTNESS and STRENGTH to your FAITH.

 

And because of this RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with the ALMIGHTY GOD, made possible ONLY through a RELATIONSHIP with His SON, JESUS CHRIST, you can have the POWER to OVERCOME ANY TEMPTATION.  Because of God’s FAITHFULNESS and the fact that He will NOT ALLOW the TEMPTATION to be MORE than you can stand, you can be a VICTOR over these TEMPTATIONS that can bring GREAT HARM to your RELATIONSHP with God, if YOU allow YOURSELF to FALL to the TEMPTATION.  The BIGGEST PROBLEM TODAY, is people are NOT looking for A WAY OUT, through ENDURANCE but for a WAY IN for INDULGENCE.  How is YOUR RELATIONSHIP with GOD?  Are you LOOKING for A WAY OUT of your TEMPTATIONS?  Or are you LOOKING for a WAY IN FOR the INDULGENCE? 

 

If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to GOD, through His Son, JESUS CHRIST, then you really DON’T have a RELATIONSHIP with Him, and chances are EXTREMELY GOOD, that you are NOT LOOKING for a WAY OUT of the TEMPTATIONS you face each day.  Sadly, to say, but your DESTINY is NOT a very POSTIVE DESTINY. If you continue to REJECT JESUS CHRIST as your SAVIOR and LORD, then you have NO RELATIONSHIP with GOD, but are HEADED for an ETERNITY in HELL with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, once you are there.  You MUST have a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with GOD, by TURNING AWAY from your TEMPTATIONS, and TURNING to GOD with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  And CONFESSING your SINS to Him, and asking 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 start LOOKING for WAYS OUT of your TEMPTATIONS, remembering, that GOD is FAITHFUL and will NOT ALLOW the TEMPTATION to be MORE than you can stand, but He will show you a WAY OUT, so that you can ENDURE, and have a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with HIM, and spend your ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s WAITING and COMING SOON!!!

Thursday, April 8, 2021

"Good News!"

 

“Good News!”

 

The Good News is about God’s Son.  In His earthly life He was born into King David’s family line, and He was shown to be the Son of God when He was raised from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit.  He is Jesus Christ our Lord.   Romans 1:3-4

 

This letter is from the Apostle Paul, who was sent to PREACH the GOOD NEWS.  His ministry was mainly to the Gentiles (non-Jews).  Paul states that God had PROMISED this GOOD NEWS long ago through His Prophets of the HOLY SCRIPTURES.   And it was the mandate of the APOSTLES to PREACH the GOOD NEWS to ALL people, everywhere. 

 

JESUS CHRIST is the GOOD NEWS, being the Son of God, and taking on flesh and blood, and a human nature, yet SINLESS in EVERY ASPECT, He became not only HUMAN, but an ISRAELITE, and was born into King David’s family line, this was a qualification He needed to become the MESSIAH, and so, it is that He will fulfill the DAVIDIC COVENANT, by taking the throne throughout ETERNITY.  

 

It was by the REDEEMING ACT of the SACRIFICIAL LAMB, the Lord Jesus Christ, who SHED His precious BLOOD, so that whoever CALLS on the NAME of the LORD, shall be SAVED.  And through His MIRACULOUS RESURRECTION, He not only WON the VICTORY over SIN, DEATH and the GRAVE, but it PROVED that He TRULY is the SON OF GOD, He is JESUS CHRIST our LORD. And He is the ONLY WAY to a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with the ALMIGHTY GOD. 

 

And just as it was with the Apostles, so it SHOULD BE with all TRUE BELIEVERS, to TELL everyone we meet the GOOD NEWS, that JESUS CHRIST, is ALIVE and WELL, and is their ONLY HOPE for an ETERNITY in HEAVEN.  We SHOULD be WILLING to SHARE what GOD has done for THEM, in order to SECURE for them an ETERNAL HOME in HEAVEN.  To do that, they MUST BE WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM their sinful life-style, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  And CONFESS their sins to Him, and to ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  BELIEVING, with ALL their HEART, that JESUS died for THEM, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for them, before God.  They MUST ACCEPT His Gift of SALVATION, and GO SHARE the GOOD NEWS, that JESUS SAVES, so they will BELIEVE and OBEY Him, and bring GLORY to His NAME!!

 

 So, if YOU haven’t ACCEPTED this GOOD NEWS, but have been REJECTING IT, you need to do the above, and be able to RECEIVE HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS as your ETERNAL HOME, and to be able to ESCAPE an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS.  DO this NOW, while you still can.  He’s WAITING, and COMING SOON!!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

"Hidden Faults and Deliberate Sins"

 

“Hidden Faults and Deliberate Sins”

 

How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart?  Cleanse me from these hidden faults.  Keep Your servant from deliberate sins!  Don’t let them control me.  Then I will be free of guilt and innocent of great sin.     Psalm 19:12-13

 

The Prophet Jeremiah says: “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked.  Who really knows how bad it is?”  King David, basically says the same in his Psalm, concerning his HIDDEN FAULTS and DELIBERATE SINS.  He says; “How can I know ALL the sins LURKING in my HEART?” The Holy Word of God is like a mirror, exposing us to our own sins, whether they are HIDDEN FAULTS, those sins committed by us, which we are ignorant of, those that we don’t realize or KNOW we’ve committed, they are called “sins of ignorance”, or DELIBERATE SINS, those we have done out of our own FREE WILL, sins that are committed with the intention of COMMITTING them.  It is the work of the Holy Spirit to bring our HEARTS under CONVICTION, and when we are CONFESSING our KNOWN SINS, we SHOULD CONFESS those HIDDEN FAULTS, so we, like King David, SHOULD ask for God’s CLEASING from the HIDDEN FAULTS also. 

 

David had a REAL FEAR of being CONTROLLED by his sins, his request to the Almighty God, was to KEEP him AWAY from the DELIBERATE SINS, and to NOT let them have CONTROL over him.  David knew that then and ONLY then could he be FREE from GUILT and INNOCENT of GREAT SIN.  God told Jeremiah, “But I, the LORD, search ALL HEARTS and EXAMINE SECRET MOTIVES.  I give ALL people their due rewards, ACCORDING to what their actions deserve.”  So, it’s ALWAYS GOOD to include ALL HIDDEN FAULTS, in your time of CONFESSION.  So, you too, might be able to say as David did: “Don’t let the SINS CONTROL me.  Then I will be FREE of GUILT and INNOCENT of GREAT SIN.”

 

If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are in REBELLION against Him, and your DESTINY is at RISK of spending an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, after you are there.  In order to be FREE from GUILT and INNOCENT of GREAT SINS, which will bring CONDEMNATION upon you, unless you are WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful life-style, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  And CONFESS, both HIDDEN FAULTS and DELIBERATE SINS to God, 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 FREE from GUILT and INNOCENT of GREAT SIN.  And spend your ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.  So, do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s WAITING, and COMING SOON!!!

 

Friday, April 2, 2021

"The Sacrifice That Keeps on Giving"

 

“The Sacrifice That Keeps on Giving”

 

We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ.  And this is true for everyone who BELIEVES, no matter who we are.    Romans 3:22

 

Today is GOOD FRIDAY, when I was a child, growing-up, I could not understand why people called this GOOD FRIDAY, when it was the time that Jesus was SEVERLY BEATEN, and CRUCIFIED, or KILLED on an OLD RUGGED CROSS, so what was so GOOD about that?  Once I was SAVED, I learned that it was GOOD because Jesus SACRIFICED His LIFE to be able to SAVE mankind from their sins and an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, once they are there. 

 

Because EVERYONE SINS; we ALL FALL short of the MARK of GOD’S GLORIOUS standard.   And yet because of GOD’S UNDESERVED KINDNESS, He declares that those who are TRUE BELIEVERS are RIGHTEOUS, through Jesus Christ, who became the ONE and ONLY ULTIMATE SACRIFICE, who was able to FREE US from the PENALTY of our sins.  He presented JESUS as the SACRIFICE for SIN. And people are made RIGHT with God when they BELIEVE that JESUS SACRIFICED His LIFE, by SHEDDING His PRECIOUS BLOOD and through His DEATH and RESURRECTION, He has done what NO OTHER PERSON can do, that is to SAVE MANKIND from their SINS and to DECLARE them RIGHTEOUS in GOD’s Sight.  And to GIVE to them ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.  JESUS CHRIST, the SACRIFICE that KEEPS ON GIVING, from ETERNITY PAST to ETERNITY FUTURE His act of REDEMPTION is the ONLY WAY for MANKIND to BE SAVED. 

 

Have you ACCEPTED GOD’S ONE and ONLY SACRIFICE, the ONLY SACRIFICE that KEEPS ON GIVING?  If not, you are destined to spend your ETERNITY in HELL, and MISS spending it in HEAVEN. You have the OPPORTUNITY NOW to change that DESTINY.  You MUST be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful life-style, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. And 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 by ACCEPTING the ONLY SACRIFICE that KEEPS on GIVING.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s WAITING and COMING SOON.  Make this a REAL GOOD FRIDAY!!! 

 

 

Thursday, April 1, 2021

"Is Your Feet Clean?"

 

“Is Your Feet Clean?”

 

When Jesus came to Simon Peter, Peter said to Him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”  Jesus replied, “You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.”  “NO,” Peter protested, “You will never ever wash my feet!”  Jesus replied, “Unless I wash you, you won’t belong to Me.”    John 13:6-8

 

Before the Passover Meal, Jesus got up from the table, laying aside His Robe, He wrapped a towel around His waist, and poured water into a basin.  Then He began to wash the disciples’ feet drying them with the towel.  In Israel, this was a custom provided by a host, and carried out by their servant, never by the Head of the Household.  It was done as a courtesy, because most people WALKED everywhere, and their feet would get really dusty and dirty.  So, the LORD JESUS took on the role of a SERVANT, by administering this act of courtesy for His Disciples. 

 

Most of the Disciples submitted to this act of courtesy, but Simon Peter, questioned this lowly act that Jesus was performing.  Jesus KNEW Peter’s limited understanding of what He was doing, and Jesus’ reply to Peter was: “You don’t UNDERSTAND now what I am doing, but someday you will.”  Then Peter replied with a REFUSAL to allow Jesus to wash his feet: “NO,” Peter protested, “You will NEVER EVER wash my feet!”  And Jesus replied to Peter’s REFUSAL with: “Unless, I wash you, you won’t belong to Me.”  In order to have a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP or FELLOWSHIP with JESUS, there must be a FREQUENT CLEANSING of the TRUE BELIEVER, as they CONFESS their sins.

 

This lowly act that was carried out by the LORD JESUS, was an example of SERVANTUDE and of the CONSTANT NEED for this CLEANSING of the sins that DIRTIES up the souls of mankind.  And this CLEANSING is a CONTINUAL PROCESS, which keeps us in a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP, with NOT ONLY the SON of GOD, but GOD, Himself.  The INITIAL CLEANSING, brings REDEMPTION, and SALVATION to a LOST and DYING SOUL.  So, my question is: “IS YOUR FEET CLEAN?”

 

Have you been to the foot of the CROSS of CALVARY and have you SURRENDERED your HEART and LIFE to JESUS CHRIST for that CLEANSING POWER, and to have a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with Him and His HEAVENLY FATHER?  If not, you can by:  WILLINGLY TURNING AWAY FROM your sinful life-style, and TURNING TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  And CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God.  You

MUST LET JESUS WASH YOU and CLEANSE YOU, from ALL your sins, and ACCEPT God’s Gift of SALVATION.  And receive HEAVEN as your ETERNAL HOME, with ALL its BLESSINGS, and ESCAPE an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s WAITING and COMING SOON

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

"Godly Sorrow vs Worldly Sorrow"

 

“Godly Sorrow vs Worldly Sorrow”

 

Godly Sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.     2 Corinthians 7:10

 

For the ones who have experienced GODLY SORROW, they KNOW the differences between GODLY SORROW and WORLDLY SORROW.  Whenever, God deals with a person, through the work of His HOLY SPIRIT, that person will fill SORRY for their UNGODLY BEHAVIOR, and their DISOBEDIENCE toward the HOLY, RIGHTEOUS GOD. And this SORROW may lead to REPENTANCE, and it produces in that person, a serious, sincere desire to make amends for their sins.  It also produces eagerness to justify themselves, and indignation against the things that are UNJUST, OFFENSIVE, INSULTING, or UNGODLY.  They are alarmed at their own DISOBEDIENCE towards God, and they have a READINESS to see justice done, and therefore, they are eager to prove themselves INNOCENT of such behavior.  This is GODLY SORROW, and with it comes SALVATION, with NO REGRETS.  It brings to the REPENTANT person a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with the ALMIGHTY GOD and His ONLY SON, the LORD JESUS CHRIST, which leads them to an ETERNAL LIFE in Heaven, with ALL its BLESSINGS. 

 

However, WORLDLY SORROW, brings a SPIRITUAL DEATH, to those who are DISOBEDIENT to GOD.  Those who have chosen a SINFUL LIFESTYLE and who continues to REJECT God’s Gift of SALVATION, through His Son, Jesus Christ. The ones, who have DECIDED to LIVE in DARKNESS, will experience WORLDLY SORROW, which produces: heartache, confusion, despair, envy, pride, and disobedience, the SORROW leads to a SPIRITUAL DEATH, which means there is NO RELATIONSHIP with the ALMIGHTY GOD, and they have sealed their own DESTINY to an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, once they are there.  It will be too late then, to try to experience a GODLY SORROW.  NOW is the TIME to TURN AWAY FROM your SINFUL life-style, and to TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  And 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, with GODLY SORROW, and experience His ETERNAL INHERITANCE in HEAVEN, provided by His Son, the LORD JESUS CHRIST.   Do this NOW, while you still can.   He’s WAITING and COMING SOON!!!   

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

"The ONLY PERFECT Sacrifice!"

 

“The ONLY PERFECT Sacrifice!”

 

With His OWN blood—not the blood of goats and calves—He entered the Most Holy Place once for all time and secured our redemption FOREVER.    Hebrews 9:12

 

The blood of goats and calves were used in Levitical sacrifices, and it was to affect an EXTERNAL PURIFICATION of the flesh.  It was NOT for the PURIFICATION of the HEART of mankind, but it was an EXTERNAL ACT, which was the EXTERNAL evidence of the PURIFICATION of sins, and it was a PURIFICATION that had to be done every time a person was CEREMONIALLY UNCLEAN.  This meant that the goats and calves had to be SACRIFICED whenever a person was considered CEREMONIALLY UNCLEAN. And this did not bring ETERNAL SALVATION.  It was an EXTERNAL purification. 

 

However, JESUS CHRIST, God’s ONE and ONLY SON, was able to SECURE ETERNAL REDEMPTION, through the SHEDDING of His OWN blood, not the blood of goats and calves, He is the ULTIMATE, FINAL, PERFECT SACRIFICE. And this SACRIFICE is MORE than an EXTERNAL purification IT is an INTERNAL purification that lasts throughout ETERITIY.   Once a person comes to the Cross of Calvary, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, and the intent of being FORGIVEN, they will receive that INTERNAL and EXTERNAL purification that is ETERNAL. 

 

This BLOOD of CHRIST, which was shed for the REMISSION of SINS, for ALL MANKIND, for ALL TIME, and is carried out through the work of GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT, by JESUS CHRIST, the UNBLEMISHED, PERFECT SACRIFICE, will CLEANSE us from our SINS, PAST, PRESENT, and FUTURE SINS, and EQUIP us to SERVE the LIVING GOD. 

 

In order to have this ETERNAL PURIFICATION, and an ETERNAL SALVATION, with an ETERNAL HOME in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS, and to be able to ESCAPE an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, you MUST BE WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sins, and TURN TO GOD with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  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 this ONLY PERFECT SACRIFICE, God’s Gift of SALVATION, and His ETERNAL PURFICIATION of your sins.  So, do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s WAITING and COMING SOON!!!

Friday, March 26, 2021

"The Fear of Death"

 

“The Fear of Death”

 

Because God’s Children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood.  For only as a human being could He die, and only by dying could He break the power of the devil, who had the power of death.  Only in this way could He set free ALL who have lived their lives as slaves to the fear of dying.     Hebrews 2:14-15

 

The fear of death is something that most people possess, especially if they are UNBELIEVERS.  Because the devil has them as a SLAVES to SIN, and their GUILTY conscience brings about the knowledge of where they will spend their ETERNITY, this brings about the FEAR of DYING.

 

Therefore, the Son of God, had to become FLESH and BLOOD, just as mankind is FLESH and BLOOD, in order to be able to bring REDEMPTION to mankind.  Jesus came to this earth to DIE.  And by DYING, He was able to CONQUER DEATH and the POWER of the devil, and his POWER of DEATH.  The Son of God, was able to do this by His DEATH and in His RESURRECTION, He CONQUERED the DEVIL, and his POWER of DEATH.  And He made the devil POWERLESS over the TRULY SAVED.  And the devil’s use of the POWER of DEATH is subject to GOD’S WILL.

 

In 1 Corinthians 15:54, we are told that when our DYING BODIES have been transformed into bodies that will NEVER die, the Scripture in Isaiah 25:8 will be fulfilled: “DEATH is swallowed up in VICTORY.  O DEATH, where is your VICTORY?  O DEATH, where is your STING?”  So, the WORK of Jesus Christ has brought to an END the FEAR of DEATH and its SPIRITUAL BONDAGE, for those who have come to the CROSS of CALVARY for their SALVATION.  Have you done this?  Or are you being held as a SLAVE to SIN and the FEAR of DYING?

 

If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to GOD, then you are a SLAVE to SIN, and you will have that FEAR of DYING.  But if you are WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful life-style, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, and CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God.  He will FORGIVE you, and you will have VICTORY over SIN and DEATH through our LORD JESUS CHRIST.  But you MUST ACCEPT His Gift of SALVATION, and receive HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS, as your ETERNAL HOME.  And ESCAPE HELL, with ALL its HORRORS and NO WAY to ESCAPE, after you are there.  So, do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s WAITING and COMING SOON!!!

 

 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

"The Victory of the Cross

 

“The Victory of the Cross”

 

You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away.  Then God made you alive with Christ, for He forgave all our sins.  He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross.  In this way, He disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities.  He shamed them publicly by His VICTORY over them on the CROSS.     Colossians 2:13-15

 

Crucifixion on the cross, was the MOST PAINFUL, DEGRADING form of capital punishment in the ancient world, this was the method that the Romans used to execute, our LORD JESUS, it was the means used for the ATONING SACRIFICE for the sins of ALL mankind.  It was/is the symbol for DYING to SELF and for SELF-SACRIFICE in FOLLOWING the LORD. 

 

The CROSS, the BEAUTIFUL, WONDERFUL, yet TERRIBLE CROSS, is the WAY to gain SALVATION.  It was the CRUELEST form of capital punishment, the SHAME, and PHYSICAL PAIN, was bad enough, but for OUR LORD, the SEPARATION from GOD had to be the MOST PAINFUL of all.  I truly believe that we cannot even fathom the TRUE PAIN and HEARTACHE that Jesus suffered on that TERRIBLE CROSS, yet He DID IT, in OBEDIENCE to God, and because of the LOVE and COMPASSION that He has for mankind.  The Holy Father and His Only Beloved Son, has provided a WAY for mankind to spend their ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS, and to be able to ESCAPE an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, once you’re there.  A price had to be paid, and ONLY JESUS was WORTHY to carry-out such a plan.  He was WILLING to SUFFER, BLEED, and DIE for YOU and ME, but the VICTORY of the CROSS is the SALVATION of MANKIND. 

 

The ETERNAL SALVATION of MANKIND is the BEAUTIFUL, WONDERFUL part of the CROSS.  We were DEAD in our sins and because of OUR sinful nature, we were LOST and on our way to that ETERNITY in HELL, BUT God made us ALIVE in CHRIST, by FORGIVING ALL our SINS when JESUS took those sins and NAILED them to the CROSS, and CANCELED ALL the charges against us, and PAID the RANSOM for US.  He has MADE the TERRIBLE CROSS, the WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFUL CROSS.  He has VICTORY over the CROSS!!  Do you have VICTORY?

 

If you have NOT come to that WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFUL, TERRIBLE CROSS, then you do not have the VICTORY to become a TRUE CHILD of the LIVING GOD.  In order to do that, you MUST be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful life-style, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  And 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 God’s Gift of SALVATION, and GLORY in the VICTORY of the WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFUL, TERRIBLE CROSS.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s WAITING and COMING SOON!!!      

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

"Bless the LORD, O My Soul!"

 

“Bless the LORD, O My Soul!”

 

Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His Holy Name!”  Bless the LORD, O my Soul, and forget NOT all His Benefits:  Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies.      Psalm 103:1-4

 

Mankind is privileged to be able to BLESS the LORD, this means to offer Him ALL the PRAISE that is due Him.  This way of thinking causes us to meditate on ALL of the HOLY GOD’S Benefits or all the things, which He has given and done both SPIRITUAL and PHYSICAL benefits for those who TRULY BELIEVE, such as:  He FORGIVES ALL our INIQUITIES, He cleanses our MINDS, HEARTS and SOULS, and He will ULTIMATELY HEAL ALL our DESEASES, even the SIN-SICK disease.

 

He will REDEEM our LIVES from DESTRUCTION, ETERNAL DEATH, being ETERNALLY SEPARATED from the ALMIGHTY God and ALL that is GOOD. He REDEEMS us from spending an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, after you are there.   And He CROWNS us with LOVINGKINDNESS and TENDER MERCIES by providing for us an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS, made possible through the ULTIMATE, SELFLESS SACRIFICE of His ONLY SON, the LORD JESUS CHRIST, who REDEEMED us with His own BLOOD. 

 

He gave His LIFE so that we might have EVERLASTING LIFE, in HEAVEN.  There’s ONLY ONE WAY to have this EVERLASTING LIFE, that is; coming to the FOOT of the CROSS, and be WILLING to TURN 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.  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 like the Psalmist, King David, proclaim: “Bless the LORD, O my soul; And ALL that is within me BLESS His Holy Name!!” And forget NOT ALL His BENEFITS!!   So, if you have not done this, then DO it NOW, while you still can.  He’s WAITING and COMING SOON!!! 

 

 

Monday, March 22, 2021

"I Will NEVER be SHAKEN!!"

 

“I Will NEVER be SHAKEN!!”

 

I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from Him.  He alone is my Rock and my Salvation, my Fortress, where I will NEVER be SHAKEN.     Psalm 62:1-2

 

King David had a STRONG and STEADFAST FAITH that afforded him the ability to WAIT QUIETLY before God.  That seems to be a problem for a lot of Christians, today, we seem to let things, even the little things, upset us and throw us into a dilemma, and brings anything, but QUIETNESS in WAITING before God.  But David tells us why he can WAIT QUIETLY before God.  First, He says that his VICTORY comes from God, just KNOWING that we have VICTORY to OVERCOME whatever is SHAKING our FOUNDATION, we can have VICTORY, because GOD alone is our ROCK, our source of SAFETY, and He is our SALVATION our DELIVERANCE, not only from our enemies, but from our OWN sinful selves.  He also is our FORTRESS, or our SECURITY, and we, like David, can be SECURE in our FAITH, and be STRONG and STEADFAST, knowing that WE will NEVER be SHAKEN.

 

This was SO very important to King David, and SHOULD be for us too, that he mentions it again in verses five and six.  Stating, not only, that God is his ROCK, SALVATION, and FORTRESS, but also that HE is David’s HOPE.  David says: “For my HOPE is in Him.”  Because God ALONE is our ROCK, our SALVATION, and our FORTRESS where we will NOT be SHAKEN.  This SHOULD be GOOD NEWS for the UNCERTAIN DAYS that are ahead of us, that is, if you are a TRUE BELIEVER, one who has come to the CROSS of CHRIST, for their SALVATION, and has TRULY given their HEART and LIFE to GOD, through the SACRIFICE of JESUS CHRIST for the FORGIVENESS of their sins.  Have you done this? 

 

In order to have a STRONG and STEADFAST FAITH, and to have the Almighty God as your ROCK, (safety), your SALVATION, (deliverance), and your FORTRESS (security), you MUST be WILLING to 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. 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 be able to ESCAPE an ETERNITY in HELL with ALL its HORRORS and NO WAY to ESCAPE once you are there, and to RECEIVE an ETERNITY in HEAVEN with ALL its BLESSINGS.  Place ALL your HOPE in Him, and like King David, proclaim: “I will NEVER be SHAKEN!!!”  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s WAITING and COMING SOON!!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

"The Light of Life"

 

“The Light of Life”

 

When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, “I am the Light of the World.  Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the Light of Life.”       John 8:12’

 

Have you ever had your power go off at night, and you get up and try to walk around your house, trying to find some light?  And you STUMBLE around, running into things and you grope in the darkness, tripping over things, and struggling to find some source of LIGHT.  You may be able to find a candle, but then you have to STRUGGLE to find the MATCHES to LIGHT the candle, you might find a flashlight, but then the batteries in the flashlight may be DEAD, and you have to STRUGGLE to find some batteries.  This may lead you to living a short period of time in DARKNESS.  This seems to be a good example of the life of an UNBELIEVER, who is LIVING in the DARKNESS of their SINFUL LIFE, and they seem very comfortable in that situation. 

 

Jesus told His Disciples, “Whoever walks in the DARK does NOT know where they are going.  So, BELIEVE in the LIGHT while you have the LIGHT, so that you may become CHILDREN of LIGHT.”  (John 12:35b-36)  In other words, those who are LIVING in DISOBEDIENCE to GOD, are those who are LIVING in the DARKNESS of their SINS, and they cannot SEE where they are headed. So as BELIEVERS of the LIGHT, the LORD JESUS CHRIST, who is the LIGHT of the WORLD, we SHOULD be VIGILANT and STEADFAST in LIVING in the LIGHT,  so that we might become CHILDREN of the LIGHT.

 

The verdict is:  The LIGHT has come into the world, but people who live in the DARKNESS, LOVES the DARKNESS, because their deeds or actions are EVIL.  Those who live in DARKNESS, HATES the LIGHT, because they FEAR that their EVIL DEEDS will be EXPOSED.  But for those who LIVE in the LIGHT, and by the TRUTH, they will come into the LIGHT, so that their GOOD DEEDS and OBEDIENCE to the ALMIGHTY GOD, may be PLAINLY SEEN.  Are you living in the DARKNESS?

 

 JESUS is the LIGHT of the WORLD, if you will come to Him, you will be in the LIGHT, and if you choose to FOLLOW Him, you will NEVER WALK in DARKNESS, but you will have the LIGHT of LIFE, and will be able to have an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS, and you will be able to ESCAPE HELL with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE after you are there. This is what you MUST DO to be able to WALK or LIVE in the LIGHT:  You MUST be WILLING to 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.  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 ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST as your LIGHT of LIFE, and you will NEVER WALK in DARKNESS again.  So, do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s WAITING and COMING SOON!!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

"The Fate of an Unbeliever"

 

“The Fate of an Unbeliever”

 

“He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”    John 3:36

 

This is a topic that a lot of people don’t want to discuss, or want to read about.  However, I feel in my heart, that it is what God has led me to, and wants all who read it to fully UNDERSTAND the FATE of an UNBELIEVER.  There are MANY who think they are SAVED, because they attend church EVERY SUNDAY, and after all their NAME is on the church roll.  And their parents and grandparents are CHARTER MEMBERS, I mean, doesn’t that count for something? Well, I’m afraid that if this is your case, and you have NEVER given your HEART and LIFE to GOD, then you are considered LOST, and an UNBELIEVER, whose FATE is EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT. 

 

There are ONLY TWO options for MANKIND:  1. You MUST TRUST in the SON or 2. You REJECT the Son.  UNBELIEVING is WILLFUL DISOBEDIENCE towards God.  And it is a FATEFUL IGNORANCE of God and His Son, and also His PLAN of SAVING a LOST and DYING, world.  Our Scripture in 1 John, tells us that those who TRULY BELIEVE in the Son of God, will have EVERLASTING LIFE, in Heaven, with ALL its BLESSINGS.  But the one who does NOT BELIEVE the SON will NOT see LIFE, BUT the WRATH OF GOD remains on them.  UNENDING SIN and DISOBEDIENCE brings about UNENDING PUNISHMENT, which is spending an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, after you are there.  In Matthew 25:46, Jesus says: “And these will go away into EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT, BUT the RIGHTEOUS into ETERNAL LIFE.”

 

It is NOT the desire of the Almighty God, that ANYONE should PERISH or face EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT, that is why He is OFFERING you the opportunity NOW to TURN AWAY FROM your UNBELIEF and DISOBEDIENCE.  John 3:16 says; “For God so LOVED the WORLD that He gave His ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, that WHOEVER BELIEVES in Him SHOULD NOT PERISH but have EVERLASTING LIFE.”  The choice is YOURS, if you chose to CONTINUE to NOT BELIEVE, and to LIVE in DISOBEDIENCE to GOD and His SON, JESUS CHRIST, then the FATE of EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT will become your DESTINY 

 

To change that destiny, you MUST be WILLING to COME to JESUS, and to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful life-style, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  And 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 BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART that GOD is ABLE to SAVE you from an ETERNITY in HELL, so TRUST in HIM, and DO THIS NOW, while you still can.  He’s WAITING and COMING SOON!!!

 

Saturday, March 6, 2021

 

“TRUST in HIM!”

 

Trust in Him at ALL times, you people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a REFUGE for us.  Psalm 62:8

 

REFUGE: A place of shelter, protection, or safety

 

It is very EVIDENT that King David put his TRUST explicitly in the Almighty God, Maker of Heaven and Earth, and ALL things that have been created.  And it is EVIDENT that he encourages his readers to do the same thing.  David was a MIGHTY, POWERFUL WARRIOR, and he KNEW where his POWER and MIGHT came from.  So, it was like second nature, for him to put his TRUST in GOD. 

 

David KNEW that his SALVATION came from GOD, and he proclaimed that GOD was his ROCK, his SALVATION, and his DEFENCE, and that is why he could, without reservation, say: “I SHALL NOT BE GREATLY MOVED (shaken).  (v2) He could SILENTLY WAIT for GOD alone, because of his TRUST in HIM.  David’s EXPECTATION was from GOD ALONE, the ONLY ONE, who could bring him SALVATION and GLORY.  The ALMIGHTY GOD was TRULY, David’s ROCK of STRENGTH and his REFUGE. And David KNEW that if he would TRUST in HIM, that GOD would be his SALVATION.  So, David urges EVERYONE to TRUST in GOD at ALL times, and to POUR OUT our HEARTS to Him, because HE is OUR REFUGE, STRENGTH, DEFENSE and our SALVATION, and then we too can say: “I SHALL NOT BE GREATLY MOVED!”

 

Where do you put your TRUST?  In a LOST and DYING world, a world without HOPE, a world that cannot be a REFUGE, ROCK or DEFENSE for you?  A world that cannot provide you with SALVATION?  If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to GOD, then you have been REJECTING His GIFT of SALVATION, through His SON, Jesus Christ.  And you are DESTINED to spend ALL of ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS and NO WAY to ESCAPE, once you are there.  In order to be ABLE to put your TOTAL TRUST in GOD, you MUST be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful life-style, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  And 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 TRUST in HIM at ALL times.  And RECEIVE an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its ETERNAL BLESSINGS.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s WAITING and COMING SOON!!!

 

 

Thursday, March 4, 2021

"God is God"

 

“God is God”

 

Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; He is the Faithful God, keeping His Covenant of Love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His Commandments.  But those who hate Him He will repay to their face by destruction; He will not be slow to repay to their face those who hate Him.       Deuteronomy 7:9-10

 

I know these words were spoken to the Nation of Israel, but they hold TRUE to us today.  We NEED to REALIZE and be AWARE that GOD is GOD, and we are NOT to have ANY OTHER gods before Him, not MATERIAL THINGS nor ANY HUMAN BEINGS should come before the Almighty God.  We were CREATED by HIM and for His PURPOSE.  We, who are the TRUE BELIEVERS, those who have given their HEART and LIFE to Him, through His Son, the LORD JESUS CHRIST, are EXCLUSIVELY HIS, because He LOVED US, CHOSE US, and REDEEMED US as His own PRECIOUS POSSESSION.  We were BROUGHT OUT of our SIN-SLAVERY to FREEDOM in CHRIST, who PAID the PRICE for our REDEMPTION with HIS OWN LIFE.

 

God is FAITHFUL in His LOVE for His OWN TRUE CHILDREN, and it last FOREVER, through a THOUSAND GENERATIONS of TRUE BELIEVERS, those who TRULY LOVE and OBEY HIM.  But, for those who CONTINUALLY HATE and REJECT HIM, they will be REPAID with DESTRUCTION and He will NOT be SLOW in carrying out this RETRIBUTION.  His FAITHFULNESS is SURE and LONG, His JUDGMENT will be DIRECT and SWIFT.  Which category do you fall into?  Are you one who has REJECTED GOD and HIS SON, TIME and TIME again? 

 

If your answer is YES, then you will face the HOLY, RIGHTEOUS, JUDGE, who will bring His DIRECT, SWIFT JUDGMENT upon you, and will SENTENCE you to spend ALL of ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, after you are there.   But you NOW have the opportunity to CHANGE your DESTINY and to EXPERIENCE GOD’S UNENDING, UNFAILING LOVE, and to spend your ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.  You MUST BE WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful life-style, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  And CONFESS your sins to Him and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  BELIEVING, 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 that GOD IS GOD, and there are NO OTHERS like Him. And become EXCLUSIVELY HIS, with an ETERNITY in HEAVEN.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s WAITING and COMING SOON!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

"Forgiveness: Forgive Like God Has FORGIVEN You!!"

 

“Forgiveness: Forgive Like God Has FORGIVEN You!!”

 

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.   Ephesians 4:32

 

In order for a person to be FORGIVEN of their SINS, there are some VERY IMPORTANT things they MUST DO to be ABLE to gain FORGIVENESS from God.  When we come to Him with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART and CONFESS our sins to Him, we MUST be willing to FORGIVE OTHERS, who have wronged us or someone we love.  Our verse tells us that we SHOULD be KIND and COMPASSIONATE to one another, FORGIVING each other, just as in CHRIST GOD FORGAVE us.

 

Now, this can be a very DIFFICULT thing to do, especially when the wrong that we have received, HURTS DEEPLY, and sometime it can alter relationships, and brings with it BITTERNESS, RAGE, and ANGER, even all forms of MALICE, and then we end up with an UNFORGIVING spirit towards those who have wronged us.

 

The Apostle Paul tells the Believers in Colossae to do this: “Bear with each other and FORGIVE one another if any of you has a grievance against someone.  FORGIVE AS THE Lord FORGAVE you.”  (Colossians 3:13) But if you do NOT FORGIVE others their sins, your Father will not FORGIVE your sins.  (Matthew 6:15) And this scenario can cause SERIOUS PROBLEMS in one’s RELATIONSHIP with the ALMIGHTY GOD. 

 

Jesus tells us that: “When you PRAY, if you hold anything against anyone, FORGIVE them, so that your Father in Heaven may FORGIVE you of YOUR sins.” (Mark 11:25) So, I think we get the point, in order for US to receive FORGIVENESS, we MUST be WILLING to FORGIVE others, when they have wronged us.  If we don’t possess that spirit of FORGIVENESS, then we won’t receive FORGIVENESS, because we are REBELLING AGAINST the HOLY GOD and His WORD.  So before you come to the Lord in PRAYER, make sure that you are NOT holding ANYTHING against ANYONE, because if you ARE, God will not hear your PRAYER, because of YOUR UNFORGIVING SPIRIT. 

 

If you have NOT come to God for the FORGIVENESS of YOUR sins, then you are DESTINED to spend ALL of ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS and NO WAY to ESCAPE, once you are there.  The Lord is FORGIVING and GOOD, and ABOUNDING in LOVE to ALL who will CALL to Him for their SALVATION.  When you do that, and are WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful life-style, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. And CONFESS your SINS to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVEING with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, and when you ACCEPT His GIFT of SALVATION, you will RECEIVE an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.  DON’T FORGET to BE KIND AND COMPASSIONATE to one another, FORGIVING each other, just as in CHRIST GOD FORGAVE YOU!!  So, do the above NOW, while you still can.  He’s WAITING and COMING SOON!!!

Monday, March 1, 2021

"The Merciful and Faithful High Priest"

 

“The Merciful and Faithful High Priest”

 

For this reason, He had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that He might become a merciful and faithful High Priest in service to God, and that He might make atonement for the sins of the people.      Hebrews 2:17

 

I think that this verse of Scripture, gives us a GOOD idea of what the mission of Jesus Christ was when He came to earth from Heaven to be born of a virgin, and to be raised by a lowly carpenter.  He had to be made like other humans, with the EXCEPTION, of being COMPLETELY SINLESS, and not possessing a SINFUL NATURE, which is the plight of ALL other human beings.  

 

This transformation was needed, in order for Him to become a MERCIFUL and FAITHFUL High Priest in SERVICE to GOD.  He could be MERCIFUL to HUMANS, and FAITHFUL to the ALMIGHTY GOD.  His MAIN OBJECTIVE was to make ATONEMENT which is the RECONCILLIATION of GOD and MANKIND, which is possible ONLY through the LIFE, SUFFERING, DEATH and the RESURRECTION of the LORD JESUS CHRIST, God’s ONLY SON, who WILLINGLY SUFFERED, BLED and DIED for the SALVATION of ALL mankind.  He did what NO OTHER HIGH PRIEST could do.   He who KNEW NO SIN, BECAME SIN, by taking on ALL SINS, of ALL MANKIND, PAST, PRESENT, and FUTURE.  In order to provide MERCY and GRACE to mankind, and to offer them an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS and to be able to ESCAPE HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, once they are there.  

 

Where does this put YOU in this realm of DECISION MAKING?   You MUST DECIDE, whether you will ACCEPT Jesus Christ as the MERCIFUL and FAITHFUL High Priest, who is your ticket to ETERNAL LIFE with Him and His Heavenly Father, or to REJECT God’s GIFT of SALVATION, and end up spending you ETERNITY in HELL. This is YOUR CHOICE!  You are NOT GUARANTEED the next few seconds of life, no matter how HEALTHY, WEALTHY or WISE, you might be, when God is READY for you to leave this Earth, it is HIS CALL and NOT YOURS. 

 

In order for you to be READY, you MUST COME to JESUS, and be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your SINFUL life-style, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  BELIEVING, 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 allow His Son, JESUS CHRIST, to be your MERCIFUL and FAITHFUL, High Priest, and spend your ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s WAITING and COMING SOON!!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

"From EVERLASTING to EVERLASTING!"

 

“From EVERLASTING to EVERLASTING!”

 

But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’S love is with those who fear Him, and His Righteousness with their children’s children.    Psalm 103:17

 

Just what does the word EVERLASTING mean? And is it even plausible?  Well, I’m going to give you the definition of the word, and MY opinion of whether it is plausible or NOT.  EVERLASTING is:  Lasting FOREVER, ETERNAL, meaning; it has NO END, but continues ON and ON.  Is it PLAUSIBLE or BELIEVABLE?  In MY opinion, it is MOST DEFINITELY BELIEVABLE, because The ALMIGHTY GOD promises us EVERLASTING LIFE, if we will COME to Him and ask Him for it, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, He WILL provide it for us, and we will LIVE with Him throughout ETERNITY, which is EVERLASTING!

 

This is made possible to us, because of His EVERLASTING LOVE which is from EVERLASTING to EVERLASTING.  The EVERLASTING GOD, gives EVERLASTING LIFE because of His EVERLASTING LOVE.  I want to tell you that this word, FEAR means to have REVERANCE or RESPECT for God.  So, those who COME to Him with REVERANCE or RESPECT, are those who will BENEFIT from GOD’S EVERLASTING LOVE.  And they will be able to have EVERLASTING LIFE, because of what JESUS did for their SALVATION, by GIVING His own LIFE on an OLD RUGGED CROSS, DYING in OUR place, for OUR sins, then being RESURRECTED from DEATH and the GRAVE. He placed US in a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with the ALMIGHTY, EVERLASTING GOD, so that we MIGHT have EVERLASTING LIFE in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS, and to be able to ESCAPE HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, once you are there. And this ACT of SALVATION gives our children and their children HOPE for RIGHTEOUSNESS and EVERLASTING LIFE.

 

But, in order for YOU to be EVERLASTING and LIVE an EVERLASTING LIFE in HEAVEN, along with the EVERLASTING FATHER, SON and HOLY SPIRIT.  You MUST be WILLING to COME to JESUS, with a WILLING HEART to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful life-style, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  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 the EVERLASTING GOD.  You MUST ACCEPT His Gift of SALVATION and RECEIVE your EVERLASTING LIFE in HEAVEN.   Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s WAITING and COMING SOON!!!

Monday, February 22, 2021

"Seek and Call!"

 

“Seek and Call!”

 

Seek the LORD while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near.   Isaiah 55:6

 

I love this chapter of Isaiah; it holds within it a LOT of HOPE for those who will respond in a POSITIVE manner, and at the PROPER time.   Those who are UNREPENTANT, are COMMANDED to SEEK and CALL upon the LORD while He may be FOUND.  When the JUDGMENT COMES it will be TOO LATE!  NOW is the TIME to COME to the ALMIGHTY GOD, through His Son, the LORD JESUS CHRIST, who SUFFERED, BLED and DIED, and then was RESURRECTED from DEATH and the GRAVE, in order for ALL of mankind to have EVERLASTING LIFE in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS and to ESCAPE HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, once you are there. 

 

If you will LISTEN and HEED the CALL of God’s Holy Spirit.  And you SEEK and you CALL upon the NAME, which is above ALL names, the PRECIOUS NAME of JESUS, and TRUST in Him for your SALVATION, you will be SAVED from an ETERNITY in HELL.  God will have MERCY and GRACE upon those who are WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM their sinful ways and TURN to HIM, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.   CONFESSING their sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS. And BELIEVING, with ALL their HEART, that JESUS died for THEM, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for them, before God.  They MUST ACCEPT God’s Gift of SALVATION, and RECEIVE HEAVEN as their ETERNAL HOME. 

 

If you have NOT done this, you NEED to DO it NOW, before it’s too LATE.  He’s WAITING and COMING SOON!!!

 

Saturday, February 20, 2021

"The FULLNESS of God's GRACE"

 

“The FULLNESS of God’s GRACE”

 

Indeed, we have all received grace after grace from His fullness.       John 1:16

 

GRACE:  Receiving blessings we don’t deserve.

 

God’s MARVELOUS GRACE which is made possible to EVERYONE, who will come to JESUS CHRIST, for the SALVATION of their souls.  JESUS, God’s ONLY SON, whom He sent to SUFFER, BLEED and DIE for the WRETCHED SINS of ALL mankind.  Jesus who is RIGHTEOUS and HOLY, took on ALL the sins of ALL mankind, PAST, PRESENT, and FUTURE.  The One who knew NO SIN, became SIN, and was TORTURED, HUNG on an OLD RUGGED CROSS to DIE, and to PAY the PRICE for the REDEMPTION of mankind, so that mankind might EXPERIENCE the FULLNESS of God’s AMAZING GRACE.

 

This GRACE is NOT a ONE-TIME thing, but it is a CONSTANT RECEIVING of the EVIDENCES of God’s AMAZING GRACE.  It is EVIDENCED not only in mankind’s REDEMPTION, but in the BLESSINGS that ACCOMPANY the GIFT of REDEMPTION.  Such as, the ETERNAL INHERITANCE, of RECEIVING HEAVEN as your ETERNAL HOME, which comes along with BLESSINGS of its own.  And also, the FULFILLMENT of GOD’S PROMISES for the TRUE BELIEVER. 

 

Many times, the ABUNDANCE of GOD’S GRACE on mankind, especially the TRUE BELIEVERS, goes unnoticed, and we take many things for granted.  The TRUE BELIEVER needs to STOP and meditate on the ABUNDANCE of GOD’S AMAZING GRACE, and just exactly what it means to them and their DESTINY.  One very IMPORTANT ACT of GOD’S GRACE, is that for the TRUE BELIEVER, they are SAVED from an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE after you are there.  If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, through His Son, JESUS CHRIST, then that is your ETERNAL DESTINY.  But you NOW have the OPPORTUNITY to CHANGE your DESTINY from an ETERNITY in HELL, to an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.  You MUST be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful life-style, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  BELIEVING, 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 the FULLNESS of His GLORIOUS GRACE.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s WAITING and COMING SOON!!!