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.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

God Will Provide Himself a Lamb 

Jesus was prophesied in the Old Testament 

Gen 22:1-18  And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him. Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you. And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together. And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.  
And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son. And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.  
And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time, And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.  
Jesus is the Seed of Abraham, and He offered himself a living sacrifice for our sins at Calvary. He's called the Lamb of God. God provided a Lamb at the same mountain where He provided a lamb for Abraham; Mount Moriah, and all those who will repent of their sins with all their heart, and believe in His sacrifice, His death, burial, and resurrection from the dead will be blessed. 
John 1:14  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John 1:29  The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. 
Isa 52:13-15  Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men: so shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider. Isa 53:1-12  Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.   He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.  He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. 
Jesus was prophesied in the Old Testament from Genesis through Malachi, as we see in Luke 24:25-27; Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. And in verse 44; These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. This confirms that the Son of God was prophesied through out the Old Testament. Also in fulfillment of such, he was conceived by the Holy Ghost in Mary's womb. He was born of a virgin. He became a man. His name was called Emmanuel, meaning God with us. Isa 7:14  Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. He was tempted in every way as we are, yet without sin, Heb 4:15  For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. He never yielded to the temptations, but He was tempted as we are in every way. That's why He's called the spotless Lamb, the perfect sacrifice for our sins. 

Jesus was betrayed 

Mar 14:3-11 And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head. And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made? For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her. And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me. For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always. She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying. Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.  
And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the chief priests, to betray him unto them. And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him. So God made sure that Jesus was anointed for His burial, and at the same time Judas was offended and he went about to betray the Lord Jesus, exactly as it was prophesied , for thirty pieces of silver. Then came time that the passover lamb must be killed, and Jesus disciples prepared the passover meal as He had commanded them. Then He sat down with the twelve Apostles, Luke 22:15, And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer: For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves: For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come. And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you. 
Luk 22:39-44  And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him.  And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation. And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.  And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.  

Jesus was arrested and tried 

Jesus overcame in the garden of Gethsemane so that He was able to carry out His sacrifice. He was betrayed by Judas, and then He was arrested, and then He was tried. His own people rejected Him and demanded of the governor, Pilate, that he release unto them Barabas, a murderer, and deliver unto them Jesus to be crucified, who never did any wrong, but went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed of the devil through out His ministry. John 1:11-13  He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:  Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.  Jesus came not into the world to condemn the world but that the world through Him might be saved.  

Jesus was crucified according to the scriptures 

Mar 15:15-39  And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified. And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they call together the whole band. And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head, And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews! And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him. And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him. And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross. And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull. And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not. And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take. And it was the third hour, and they crucified him. And the superscription of his accusation was written over, THE KING OF THE JEWS. Luke 23:34;Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. The Father heard His prayer, and that's why you and I can come to Jesus, because of His sacrifice. Mar 15:27  And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left. And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors.  And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, Save thyself, and come down from the cross. Likewise also the chief priests mocking said among themselves with the scribes, He saved others; himself he cannot save. Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him reviled him. Of course we know from the account in Luke that the one thief was different. He humbled himself and his soul was saved. 
Mar 15:33  And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth Elias. And one ran and filled a spunge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone; let us see whether Elias will come to take him down. And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost. And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom. And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.   
In Psalm 22 David prophesied of Jesus death saying the same words in verse 1, My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me? But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them. They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded. But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him. But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts. I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly. Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help. Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round. They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion. I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death. For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture. But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me. Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog. Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns. I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.  
We see here in Psalm 22, a psalm of David, David was clearly anointed of the Holy Ghost by the Prophet Samuel; he was anointed to be King of Israel, and David, when he wrote this psalm was clearly filled with the Holy Spirit, and he certainly was not talking about himself, but he was talking about Jesus. If you have any doubt, just look at verse 16, they pierced my hands and my feet. That never happened to David. We know that that happened to Jesus. So why did Jesus cry out on the cross. We read in the New Testament, and now in the Old Testament, My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?  
It's amazing how exact the prophecies are about Jesus in the Old Testament, and how they were exactly fulfilled in the New Testament. No human being could possibly fulfill all those prophecies about Jesus, about the Messiah. No man could possibly do that of his own self. Only the Son of God could possibly fulfill all those prophecies, and Jesus fulfilled every single one of them exactly, even the price of His betrayal, thirty pieces of silver, was prophesied in the Old Testament. So many things were prophesied, He should be born of a virgin. Jesus fulfilled all those things except the things that are yet to be fulfilled concerning His return.   
So why did He cry out; My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me? Why did the Father forsake Him when He was on the cross? It was because He was literally made sin on our behalf that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. All our sins were laid on Him. Jesus became a sin offering for the whole entire human race.  
He was the perfect spotless Lamb. He was born of a virgin, became a man. He lived a perfect sinless life though He was tempted as a man. He did not walk as God. He walked as a man. And He was tried and tempted in every way as we are, yet He never yielded, He never sinned in thirty three years. So He was proven, tried, and He was the pure, spotless Lamb, and He willingly offered Himself. He overcame in the Garden of Gethsemane so He could obey the Father and give Himself unto this suffering. Only God could possibly reveal to us the extent of His suffering that He went through for all of our sins, but He did it, He overcame. He fulfilled it. He suffered on the cross for our sins. He was made a sin offering and His blood was shed. Jesus blood was the blood of the spotless Lamb. The Bible says in the Old Testament that the life of a creature is in the blood. So Jesus' sinless life was in His blood, and His blood was shed. That's why it's so important. That's why it washes us. Through faith our sins are cleansed by the blood of the Lamb.  
Col 1:20-23  And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;  
Heb 9:11-14; But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?  

Jesus endured the cross 

1Co 15:1-4  Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 
Jesus was crucified for our sins. He bore our sins in His body on the cross. He suffered for our sins. The strength of Jesus was clearly shown in that He endured all that suffering and remained faithful to the Father, and to us. His love for the Father, and for us, enabled Him to endure. 
1Co 13:4-7 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;   Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. So we see here that love endures all things. Heb 12:2&3  Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our 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. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. Jesus endured the cross, and the way He endured was because of His love for the Father, and His love for us. 
Mat 24:7-13  For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. In the time of the end, when iniquity shall abound, and the love of many shall wax cold, the way that we are going to endure is to keep ourselves in the love of God. He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. So we must endure unto the end.   
Jude 1:20&21  But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. This is how we keep ourselves in the love of God, keeping ourselves in the Word of God, and also building up ourselves on our most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost. Gal 5:5&6 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith .For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love. Here we see that faith works by love, and we're building ourselves up on our most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost. This is how we keep ourselves in the love of God, keeping ourselves in the Word of God, walking in the Word of God. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. 

Jesus was buried according to the scriptures 
 
Joh 19:38-42  And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus. And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight. Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews' preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.  
Mat 12:38-41  Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here. Jon 2:1  Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly, And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice. For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me. Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple. The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head. I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God. When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple. They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy. But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.  
1Pe 3:18  For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:  By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him. Eph 4:9&10 Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things. So, Jesus was crucified for our sins, and He was buried, and He descended into the lower parts of the Earth. Jesus himself said, the Son of God shall be three days and three nights in the heart of the Earth, and there He preached the Gospel to the departed spirits that were disobedient in the days of Noah; and He prayed, and He worshipped God, and He cried unto the Father, and on the third day, the Father raised Him from the dead by the power of the Holy Ghost. 
 
Jesus was raised from the dead according to the scriptures 

Hos 6:1-3  Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth. After two days will He revive us; in the third day He will raise us up. We see clearly here that we are crucified with Jesus and raised with Him. 
 Eph 1:19&20 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,  The Gospel is with power, that Jesus died for our sins according to the scriptures, that He was buried according to the scriptures, on the third day the Father raised Him from the dead by the exceeding greatness of His mighty power according to the scriptures. The Gospel is the power of God unto salvation to all those that believe, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.  
Eph 2:4-6  But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: Amen. We were crucified with Him, buried with Him, and raised with Him. Col 2:9  For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses.

Prayer of Thanksgiving 

Thankyou Father that you so loved us that you gave your only Son, thankyou Father, a living sacrifice for our sins. He bore our sins in His body on the cross, and the third day, with the exceeding greatness of your mighty power, you raised us from the dead. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. Jesus was crucified through weakness, but He was raised in power. 
Thankyou Jesus, thankyou Jesus, thankyou Jesus, you bore our sins in your body on the cross. On the third day the Father raised you from the dead and seated you at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above principality, power and might, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but in that which is to come, and He put all things under your feet. Praise God ! Thankyou Jesus ! You are our Savior, you are our healer, you are our deliverer, you are our salvation! To you be the glory, both now and forever more! Glory to our God! Glory to our King! We bless your Holy Name Jesus !  

Sunday, May 17, 2020

2Ch 7:13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
2Ch 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

The pestilence is still here, and has caused great death and suffering and economic destruction world wide. The locusts are here now and are multiplying greatly in the Middle East and Asia.
What are we, the people who are called by the name of the Lord Jesus Christ doing ? Have we humbled ourselves? Are we praying and seeking His face? Have we, are we turning from our wicked ways ?
God is watching us. It is on us to respond according to these words that He may turn and repent from the evil which He is sending upon the World for our great sins.

Many people think this way: Jesus was the Son of God, and because He was God He was well able to not sin, walk on water, etc. NOT SO!! He was and is surely God, but he became a man, and He was tempted in His flesh just as we are, and it was a great conflict and travail that He endured to overcome the world, sin,and the devil. Remember it says that angels came and ministered to Him after He went through the trials in the wilderness, fasting for 40 days, tempted of the Devil. When the Devil was talking to Him it was not just an exchange of words, it was a battle. The devil was moving in the power of darkness and speaking words with seducing spirits, and Jesus overcame Him by continuing to rely on and speak the written Word of God to him with the power of the Holy Spirit. After it was over He needed to be comforted and strengthened by those angels of God. He continued walking in the power of the Spirit , preaching the Gospel and working miracles, and He was continuing to be tempted and attacked by the powers of darkness and wicked men. The ulitimate travail came on the cross, where He loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood. In Isaiah it says that the Father saw the travail of His soul and was satisfied. No, Jesus labored and travailed for us because of His great love for the Father and for us. Here in is love; not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation (satisfying agent) for our sins. And, because He humbled himself unto the brutal death of the cross, God hath highly exhalted Him, and given Him a name which is above EVERY NAME, that at the name of Jesus, every knee shall bow, in heaven , on the earth, and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father! Halleluia!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Look Up Unto Jesus !

Mat 6:22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single,thy whole body shall be full of light. Mat 6:23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! Mat 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Is your eye single? Or is it evil? Jesus said, Joh 8:12 I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. In Joh 9:5 As long as I am in the world,I am the light of the world. Joh 11:9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. Joh 11:10 But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him. 
Are you looking only to Jesus or are you also looking at the things of the world, the darkness that is n the world, the pleasures and lusts of the flesh, the cares of this life. As the world is being shaken by this plague, are you being shaken? The Prophet Isaiah said, Isa 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Isa 26:4 Trust ye in the LORD forever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:
God knows if we are truly trusting in Him,
Heb 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Heb 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down t the right hand of the throne of God.
Brother, Sister, don't let your heart be troubled, you believe in God , believe also in Him! Look up unto Him, cast all your care upon Him, as you do His light will shine on you, and in you and drive out whatever darkness remains in you. And you will have His peace, the peace that passes all understanding. If He shows you some sin, confess it to Him. He has promised to forgive you and to cleanse you from all unrighteousness 1Joh 1:5-10 .This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
Let His Word wash you and cleanse you. Be about purifying your souls by obeying the truth through the Spirit. Get ready to meet our Lord and Master, for He truly is coming soon. And as you are cleansed, His light will shine through you in this dark world, and people will be drawn to you to give them an answer for the hope that is in you, even as the whole world is being shaken.
Heb 12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, Heb 12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, Heb 12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. Heb 12:25 See that ye refuse
not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: Heb 12:26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. Heb 12:27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Heb 12:28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
Heb 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Today is Another Day of Prayer

2Ch 7:13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; 2Ch 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
I am speaking this morning to you who are a part of the Church of Jesus Christ in America and around the world who are called by His name. God has sent this plague into the world.
He is watching us right now . He is looking to see what His people will do, if we will humble ourselves, and pray, and seek His face. He is also watching to see if we will turn, or repent, from our wicked ways, from our pride, from our rebellion against our Lord, from our adulteries and fornications and our idolatries our lying and stealing.If we will fulfill His conditions, then He will turn and repent from the evil that He is bringing upon us, just as in the days when He sent Jonah to the city of Nineveh, and He will heal our lands. If we will not repent then He will not and we are in grave danger of ending up amoung those who in the day of Jesus Christ will be saying "Lord,Lord..." and He will say to us "Depart from me, I never knew you, you who work iniquity!"

Steak to Manna


Mat 6:31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
Mat 6:32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
Mat 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
This promise is to all of God's children for all time and eternity. It will never change, as long as we will continue seeking His kingdom and His righteousness, He will always provide for our needs. We don't need to be afraid of a shortage. Consider the way He led the Children of Israel in the wilderness; they went from steak and salad in Egypt to the Sinai wilderness , where there was no food and many times no water, to prove His people.
However, He took care of all their needs.
He gave them manna from heaven, angel's bread. He brought cool clear water from a rock. He brought in quail when they wanted meat. Their shoes never wore out. Their clothes never wore out. They had all they needed but some murmured and complained and God was not pleased with them.
So they went through great trials in the wilderness but God brought them into their land in due time and gave them great abundance of all things.

So when we are going through these trials as we are now we need to have patience and self control and trust our God completely and be willing to eat manna for a while without complaining, if that be His will, because if we will remain faithful to Him, even unto death, Jesus has promised He has prepared a place for us, and the glory is great. The things that God has prepared for those that love Him have not even entered into the heart of man.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Read God's Word
Study God's Word
Do God's Word
Live God's Word
Speak God's Word 

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Gross Darkness Covers the People

Here in is the way given to us that we may overcome in this dark hour. Isa 60:2  For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. Gross darkness is truly covering the earth and the people, and it will continue to grow darker as we approach the end of this age. We are presently in the great falling away in the Church of Jesus Christ, and according to 2Thess 2:3&4, we will soon see the man of sin, The Antichrist, be revealed and great tribulation such as never before will come upon the whole earth. 2Th 2:3  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 2Th 2:4  Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Mat 24:15  When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Mat 24:21  For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. So what can we do in this hour? We must not be as Lot in the days of Sodom whose righteous soul was vexed every day by the things which he saw and heard. Truly, as Jesus said it would be in the time of the end, it is like the days of Sodom, and like the days of Noah. The earth is filled with violence. We, as believers in Christ, must look up unto Him, Heb 12:2  Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our 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. And as we do,continuing in His Word, His light will shine in us and through us in this dark world.1Jn 1:5  This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 1Jn 1:6  If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 1Jn 1:7  But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. Also we must:Php 4:6  Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Php 4:7  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Php 4:8  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 these things. 

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