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, August 28, 2011

Free Indeed

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;
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
Everyone, when they start in the Word of God, when they start following Jesus, are in some degree of bondage. Jesus said that as you continue in His Word, you will be his disciples indeed, and you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. When you start your christian walk you are still in bondage, but as you continue on to know the Lord and walk in His Word, you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.
One of the ways in which we are bound is by receiving and believing lies. When you believe a lie a stronghold of the devil is established in you. He is the father of lies. Then you begin to walk according to those lies you have received and it keeps you from believing the truth and overcoming and bearing fruit. So the Lord , in His great mercy sends someone to speak His Word by the Holy Spirit to you, which if you can receive it will minister life to you and allow you to be delivered from the strongholds. If you believe His Word then the strongholds and imaginations and everything that exhalts itself against the knowledge of God can come down. The lies are exposed by the light. However, many say, like the pharisees, "We are not in bondage, we are christians." No, Jesus said "If you continue in His Word, then you will be made free.
If therefore the Son shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

That's Entertainment !

In Eph 5:18 the Apostle Paul said, And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but 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 our Lord Jesus Christ; submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. This is how we are to walk together as brothers and sisters in the body of Christ, singing and making melody in our hearts to the Lord. We are filled with the Holy Ghost, the kingdom of God is righteousness peace and joy in the Holy Ghost, we are worshiping the father in Spirit and in truth, we are giving Him thanks, and we are in submission to one another in the fear of Him. We will be edified, stregnthened to walk on in the Spirit of God glorifying Him. Jesus said, deny yourself, take up your cross and follow me, every day.
Entertainment is not like this. Entertainment is self gratification of the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life. It is not of the Father, it is of the world. And the world passes away, and the lusts there of, but he that does the will of God abides forever. What place has entertainment in the christian's walk?
In the West we have constant entertainment, all kinds of media to indulge ourselves in day and night, and most christians are engaged, not spending time being filled with the Holy Spirit, worshiping God and edifying one another, reading the Word and praying, but rather sowing to the flesh and reaping corruption. Do you, christian brother or sister, honestly think that you can work at your job 40 to 50 hours a week and spend all the time you presently spent entertaining yourself through the media and possibly spend enough good time with God, filled with His Spirit, worshiping Him, reading and praying and growing in the grace of our Lord? Many churches and ministries entertain christians rather than provoke them to love of our Lord Jesus, one another, and good works.
I believe this is one of the main methods of the devil to destroy the power and witness of the church, and to keep christians distracted, to keep the kingdom of God from manifesting in the earth. There has to be a body of brothers and sisters who are truly devoted to Jesus and walking in the Holy Spirit and the Word of God for His kingdom to manifest locally.
The Apostle Peter said in 1 Pet 4:3, For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you: Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead. The time is past for these things if you are a servant of the Lord, it's time now to serve Him day and night with all our being.
The entertainment media is full of abominable idolatry(what "stars" do you worship?) , lasciviousness, lusts, and excesses. As you continue indulging in it you are sowing to your flesh and you will reap corruption, but if you will lay it down, repent and seek the Lord, spend time with Him, learn to be filled with His Spirit, and with the knowledge of His Word, He will build His kingdom in you, you will be blessed, and you will end up being a blessing in the earth. They that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with it's affections and lusts.
Do you believe this scripture? Rom 8:13, For if you live after the flesh, you shall die: but if you through the Spirit do mortify( put to death) the deeds of the body, you shall live.
Jesus said, When I return will I find faith on the earth?

You Do Greatly Err

In Mat 22:29 Jesus said to the Sadducees :You do greatly err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. It is the same for us today. This is where we greatly err. We don't know the scriptures as we should. We need to be reading and meditating in God's Word every day. We don't know the power of God. We need to seek to be filled with the Holy Spirit every day. We need to be sure we as christians have been baptized in the Holy Spirit, and continue to be filled with the Spirit and truely learn to walk in the Spirit and be led by the Spirit. He will teach us God's Word and cause us to walk in it, more and more, every day, faith to faith, glory to glory. This is how we are going to overcome. This is where satan fights us with all kinds of distractions, cares, deceitful lusts.
God will pull down these things in us as we continue to humble ourselves and seek His face. Ask Him to do this in your life. He will do it if we truly seek Him and believe. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God. Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Again, it is the Word of God with the Holy Spirit following Jesus, looking to Him, truly loving Him, keeping His Words as you are led by the Spirit. Amen.