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.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Walking in the Truth

Jesus said,"If you continue in my Word, then you will be my disciples indeed and you will know the truth and the truth will make you free." He was not talking about reading the Bible 30 minutes a day. He was talking about reading it and meditating in the Word and doing it, walking in what the Lord has revealed to you by His Spirit. For example you read that He commanded us to... love our enemies, and do good to them that hate us. You commit to doing so in obedience to your Lord, and He sends one of your enemies down your path. Here's one you don't want to love. But as you humble yourself to submitt to God's Word and you begin to move forward in obedience and love this person, as hard as it may be, you are walking in the truth, and it is becoming a part of your being. You are overcoming hate and malice, bitterness, unforgiveness, and you are being set free. Never, ever, ever, must you ever, ever, ever put a man's word above the Word of God, yet some of you are doing this. Many teach things that are contrary to the Word, and they pervert the scripture to say something other than what it says. Remember Jesus warned us saying, "Take heed that no man deceive you..." As long as you hold to their words above the Word of God you are deceived and they are holding you in bondadge.
I know a brother who recently left a church like this, and one of the main things that the Lord Jesus led him to repent of is this very thing. He had the preacher's word exalted above the Word of God in his heart. Since he repented of this the Lord has been leading Him to walk in the truth of the Word, and he is being set free.

You Are Not Your Own

Rom 6:21-23: What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Your freedom from sin was purchased with the life; the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ on His cross, and you belong to Him. You are not your own. You are His. He bought you for a price. You were delivered by Him out of your slavery to sin and death when you, by His mercy and grace, repented of your sins and believed the Gospel, and confessed Him Lord. You are now His servant. He is your life. He has given you everything pertaining to life and godliness, including His Word, His Holy Spirit, and His righteousness which is imputed to you because you believe the Gospel, are you then going to turn around and do your own will???
Jesus said in Matt 7:21, Not everyone who says unto me "Lord, Lord" shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven, but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven. In another place He said, Why call you me "Lord, Lord" and do not the things that I say?
1Co 6:19&20: What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
As you continue in Him, walking in His Word and in the Holy Spirit, seeking to be led by His Spirit, every day denying yourself, taking up your cross and following Him, (The Apostle Paul said "I die daily") you will bear fruit and you will become more and more holy,(seperated unto Him), and you will inherit eternal life. It is all in Him.