Repent and Believe the Gospel!


REPENT AND BELIEVE THE GOSPEL!
Jesus said,"The time is fullfilled and the Kingdom of God is at hand, repent and believe the Gospel"
The Gospel is that the Word of God became a man; Jesus, the only begotten of the Father, the Son of God, full of grace and truth, and lived in this world with every temptation that you and I face, and yet He never sinned and He gave himself to die on the cross and shed His blood for our sins. God made Him who knew no sin to become sin on our behalf that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. He was buried in a tomb, and on the third day the Father raised Him from the dead. He was seen of above 500 witnesses after He arose and He ascended to the right hand of the Father in heaven. He is there right now, alive, making intercession on our behalf to the Father. He is coming again with all the saints and all the angels in great power and glory and all who live and believe in him will be united with him and thus will we ever be with the Lord. I urge you to seek Him now, during this time while the long suffering of God is waiting, for the Day of the Lord is coming soon. He loves you and He will save you to the utter most if you will put your trust in Him.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Grit and Grace

From Webster's: Grit: Stubborn courage, determination
Grace: Beauty or charm of form, movement or expression, good will, favor, the love and favor of God toward man
There is a man who is the embodiment of true grit and true grace. You may be thinking of John Wayne,
but that's not who I'm thinking of. I know a little about John Wayne, but I know much more about another man who was facing incredible torture, oppression, abuse and death in the path that was laid out for him, yet he knew it was the way he had to go, the will of his Father. So he set his face like a flint to go to that place, and to give himself to that suffering, that he might accomplish a great salvation for many people.
And here in is the grace: His Father so loved those people that he gave his only beloved son to endure this suffering for them, even unto death, that they might live and join him in his heavenly kingdom.
One thing I believe about John Wayne; near the end of his life he met this man and experienced his wonderful grace. The man of whom I speak is Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and you can know Him too.Jesus said, "Come unto me all you who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest, take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly of heart and you shall find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

Friday, February 7, 2020

Cornelius


Acts 10:1  There was a certain man in Cesarea called Cornelius.....

Cornelius was a devout man, a Roman centurion of the Italian Band, one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people and prayed to God always. God sent an angel to him who told him that his prayers and alms were come up for a memorial before God.
And he told him to send for the Apostle Peter to come and speak words to him by which he and all his household would be saved. God had regard for him because he feared Him and did righteous works, praying always and giving to His people the Jews. He loved Israel and blessed them, and, as God said to Abraham many years before, He that blesses you I will bless.

Peter came to his house and all his family and friends were gathered together to hear what he had to say to them. As Peter began to speak he said, Act 10:34 & 35,..... Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him. Even though Cornelious was a gentile, he had fulfilled the conditions that God had set forth to be accepted
with Him; fearing God and working righteousness, so the Lord sent Peter to him to preach the Gospel to him and his family that they might be saved.
It is not enough to say only that God is no respecter of persons, which is absolutely true and proven through out the scriptures, or just to say,I believe in Jesus.

Act 10:42  And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is He which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.
Jesus is the judge of all mankind and He has promised many times in scripture that at the judgement , when He returns, He is going to give unto every one of us according to our works.  In vs 43 Peter said also that to Him give all the prophets witness that through His name, whosoever believes in Him shall receive remission of sins. Act 10:44 - 47:  While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter, Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?
It's not enough just to say you believe in Jesus. You must repent of all your sins and fear Him and work
righteousness. If we have evil works we must repent to Him, confessing our sins and turn from them and be cleansed by His shed blood, and be delivered to work righteousness, be washed by His Word, be filled with His Spirit, be led by His Spirit to fulfill all righteousness, and follow Jesus doing the will of the Father. Jesus said in Matt 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

There is a Day Coming


Luk 13:24-30 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:
Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.
But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.
And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.
And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.
There is a day coming. If we don't prepare ourselves, if we are not purifying ourselves, striving to enter into the Kingdom of God through the narrow gate,
if we will not repent and come to Jesus and let Him wash us from our filthiness, we will be weeping and gnashing our teeth when he will say to us in that day,
"I tell you I know you not whence you are. Depart from me all you workers of iniquity."
Are you a worker of iniquity, or a worker of righteousness? 1 John 3:7&8: Little children, let no man deceive you, he that does righteousness is righteous,
even as He is righteous. He that commits sin is of the devil, for the devil sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested; that He might destroy the works of the devil.
It won't work to deceive yourself, or let someone deceive you to believe that the Day of the Lord is not coming, that it is a religious fable. Consider that most of the prophecies concerning Jesus Christ and His Kingdom have already been exactly fulled by Him. The few and glorious ones that remain will therefore also be perfectly fulfilled in their season. Therefore it would certainly be appropriate for you to take serious consideration and at least look into the Word of God and pray and seek God for understanding, that He may have mercy on you, and that you might possibly be counted worthy to escape the things that are surely coming on the Earth, and to stand before Him at His coming.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Continue in My Word


Joh 8:31  Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
Joh 8:32  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

We quote these verses often, but it is critically important, if we truly want to be His disciple, and if we want to be free,  that we understand fully
what Jesus was saying and obey Him. The word "continue" as he used it here means to stay in, abide, dwell, endure, be present, remain, stand in.
We need to take real time every day to attend to God's Word, reading and studying, asking the Lord for understanding. The Holy Spirit, then, will
teach us and give us understanding, and He will lead us to do it in real time situations in our daily life. As we humble ourselves and yield to the Spirit
and obey the Word in those situations we will be established more and more in the truth and we will be made more and more free.

1Jn 2:27  But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
1Jn 2:28  And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

Jas 1:21  Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
Jas 1:22  But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
Jas 1:23  For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
Jas 1:24  For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
Jas 1:25  But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
The word "continues" in verse 25 here means to stay near, remain, be present, abide. Not being a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work. This verse makes clear that continuing in God's Word involves doing it. And both in John 8 and James 1 we see it involves dwelling in or abiding in His Word.

Joh 15:1  I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
Joh 15:2  Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
Joh 15:3  Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
Joh 15:4  Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
Joh 15:5  I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
Joh 15:6  If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
Joh 15:7  If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
Joh 15:8  Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
Joh 15:9  As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
Joh 15:10  If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
Joh 15:11  These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
Joh 15:12  This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
Joh 15:13  Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Joh 15:14  Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

Jesus made it clear here that if we keep His commandments or continue in His Word we will abide in Him, we will abide in His love, and this is
His commandment that we love one another as He has loved us and bring forth fruit to the glory of God. 1John 5:10 &11: Here in is love, not that we
loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
As we continue in His Word we will be made free through the truth and this will be fullfilled in our lives, but we must take the time every day with all
our heart and attend to this, otherwise we will wither.

Read the Word of God, Study the Word of God, Do the Word of God, Live the Word of God, Speak the Word of God



Sunday, November 24, 2019

The Gospel

The Gospel means "The Good News". What good news? God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Who is He? His name is Jesus. He is the Son of God. He willingly came to Earth from Heaven. He was born of the Virgin Mary. He became a man like us. He had a body like us, but He was the Son of God. He was born holy! The scripture says He was tempted in every way like us, yet He never sinned. He went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the Devil. Yet the religious leaders and many of the people hated Him and condemned Him to death by crucifixion. However, it was the will of the Father for Him to willingly give Himself on the cross a living sacrifice for our sins. Because He knew no sin, when his blood was shed it completely satisfied the Father in heaven for all our sins.The scripture says the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus. He was buried in a tomb, and on the third day the Father raised Him from the dead by His mighty power. Jesus is the first begotten from the dead.
We are dead in our trespasses and sins. We must repent of our sins and believe the Gospel, calling on the Lord, and be baptized,
baptized into His death, our old sin nature is buried with Him, and we are raised with him, justified from all things. We become the righteousness of God in Him! We must receive the Holy Spirit and be led by Him to do the will of God from the heart. Jesus said in John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another helper, that he may abide with you forever- the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
Jesus said take up your cross daily and follow Him. You must receive the Holy Spirit so you can be led by Him. The Holy Spirit will never lead you to sin. So as you continue to believe the Gospel, believing that you are dead to sin in Him, as you were baptized into His death, and you are alive unto God in Him through His resurrection, you will be led by the Holy Spirit to follow Jesus and do the will of the Father from your heart, you will be walking in righteousness by faith, pleasing God! If you sin, you can confess your sin to Him, and His blood that he shed on the cross, faith in His blood, justifies you before the Father, just as though you had never sinned. You will be saved from the wrath of God to come, if you continue in Him. You will be delivered from everything that hinders you. He overcame death and sin and all the powers of darkness when he rose from that grave! He appeared to His disciples several times afterwards for a period of 40 days before He ascended to heaven to the right hand of God, where He is right now, making intersession for us. He is alive! He will save you completely if you will come to Him and give yourself completely to Him. Jesus said "Repent and believe the Gospel, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand".

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Quench Not The Spirit !!!


Please read 1Thessalonians 5:19-24

Vs 19-22: 
Quench not the Spirit
Despise not prophesyings
Prove all things
Hold fast to that which is good
Abstain from all appearance of evil

Do not quench the Holy Spirit ! This is a commandment of the Lord.
Do not resist Him. Submit yourself wholly to Him in the name of Jesus Christ
the Son of God and resist the devil.
All the things that God has given to us through the death and ressurection of His Son
are GOOD !!! It is the devil who has lied to you to rob you of these wonderful things
to try to make you unfruitful and ineffective; telling you in many cases that you received
the Holy Spirit when you were water baptized. Really? Does He ever manifest in your life?
If you have a question about any manifestation of the Spirit, or word spoken in the name
of Jesus, search the scriptures to see if it is truly of God. Stay with what is written.
His Word is the truth. Ask God to show you and give you understanding. If you are 
humble and sincere before Him He will answer you. Wait for the answer, then obey Him.
He will bless you and make you a blessing. The Father loves us and He will give us the 
Holy Spirit if we will ask Him. If we ask for a fish He will not give us a snake.
Trust Him and be filled with the Spirit, speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and
spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.
Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of Jesus Christ.
Eph 5:18&19
A note about spiritual songs and worship:
Jesus said, God is a spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.
In Spirit means in the Holy Spirit and in truth means in the Word of God.
John 17:17 Thy Word is truth.
Any other worship is unacceptable to God.
Jesus also said, It is the Spirit that quickens (makes alive); the flesh profits nothing
The words I speak unto you are spirit and they are life. But there are some of you that
don't beleive. So it is today.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

...Forgetting those things that are behind...
Please read Pilippians 3:8-14.
Verses 13 and 14: Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended; but this one thing I do; forgetting those things which are behind,
and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Forget the things that are behind. If we have repented to God and to those we have wronged, and we have forgiven those that wronged us,
that is the end of it. We cannot go back and change anything. If we keep meditating on and talking about the wrongs of the past; feeling guilty
and ashamed, we cannot possibly move forward in faith. Satan is usually involved seeking to seduce our faith and parallize us. It is also a denial
of the work of the cross and the Blood of Jesus in our lives, by which we have been justified from all things.
We must repent and believe what Jesus accomplished for us and move on in faith, not looking back any more. Amen
Phil 1:6, Being confident of this very thing, that He which has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.
Just say to the Lord, Is there anything I yet need to repent of, or anyone I need to repent to or forgive? If so, please show me.
Meanwhile from this day on I am moving forward with you in faith, not looking back, but looking unto Jesus, the author and the finisher of my faith,
Who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.Heb 12:1&2
Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true...
Please read Philippians 4:6-9
Verse 8: Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on those things.
We cannot allow the awful things that are happening around us every day to wear us down. The Bible says that the Anti Christ will wear down the saints.
We must resist this gross darkness that is covering the people all over the world by actively meditating on and talking about the true,honest,just,pure,and lovely things; on the good reports, on any virtue and praise, provoking one another to love and good works. All these good things are abundantly found in the Word of God.
So, stop looking back, stop holding back, stop turning back, and start looking forward and moving forward in the Word of God, obedience and faith which works by love.