Repent and Believe the Gospel!
Sunday, July 5, 2020
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.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
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.
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.
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
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!"
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
Sunday, March 8, 2020
Friday, February 14, 2020
Grace: Beauty or charm of form, movement or expression, good will, favor, the love and favor of God toward man
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
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
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.
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
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