Jesus* said you must be ...born again..
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto
him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
Except a man be BORN AGAIN,
he cannot see the kingdom of God.
For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should NOT PERISH,
but have everlasting life.
SAVED;YOU ARE SAVED
Where is it that one would
HELL... is the place of
the dead to Christ.
You can not work for your salvation,
your good works are as filthy rags
[Isaiah 64:6]unto the Lord... your righteousness,
your good works unto Him, unto salvation,
unto heaven; are NOTHING TO HIM..
THEY ARE VILE TO HIM FILTHY
AS RAGS.. UNCLEAN.
TESTIMONY OF THE SAVED
Speaking of myself... I can tell you how
I came to be Saved. I heard the word of God
and believed Gods word to be true,
I had a respectful fear of God and His awesome power.
But that was all and I saved it for Sundays.
This particular season of my life was filled with
lets party on dude.. lots of laughter,
fun times, places to go new things to see and try..
Each day was whats going to be fun today?
How can we have a good time and make a
good time better?
Life became centered around alcohol and or
refer from there maybe try a pill someone offered..
it just got easy to say ill try it.
Funny when your inside that world... its perfect..
It is life and it is beautiful, glorious, wonderful.... perfecto...
Would not want for anything more.. why would you?
What's missing? not one good thing..
I felt like I was on top of the world...
I had no idea I was hell bait.
Sunday all I had to do is look good in hair
and clothes ..and ponder what the day might bring
as soon as Church is over.
One Sunday a Christian band came to our
Church it was a mothers day celebration...
I enjoyed them so much ...
I went to hear them as they traveled
to the next church in the evening of hat same day
... Again they played and sang I loved the music.
In ending they gave an alter call...
Now I had heard many alter calls in my life
but they were never for me said I... alter calls were
for those other people. This one included
[even so ...hearing the call.... my heart fluttered...
I did not know at that time as I do now that was
faith stirring in my heart...Faith had moved in].
READY FOR UNIMAGINABLE ODDS
Watching others that had moved to the alter ... my right foot moved as I stood at my bench apparently encouraging the person to my right to step out into the isle permitting me to go... mistaking the move of my foot as a gesture to let me out...oh no... well awkwardly suddenly my feet carried me into the isle, that person moved back in to block the entrance of the isle of the pew I had been in.
NOW Im standing ...in the middle of the red carpet isle !!!!
people all around looking at me.. no where to go but to the alter..[running for the nearest exit was never a mental option] I began to move forward thinking of ALL THOSE PEOPLE looking at me.. Somewhere in here I know I made a decision in my mind to quickly get to the alter and kneel to pray to Jesus* SUDDENLY.. ` AS I drew nearer the altar I did begin to think on Jesus* and those people were quickly disappearing... I recall a point in time when I was consumed with Jesus* and no more regard for those people that had been part obstacle to me. When my knees hit the floor I had begun to admit to Jesus* I am a sinner in need of forgiveness in need of His saving grace... BAM I WAS HIT WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT.. I was being reborn the Holy Spirit was setting up residency within me PRAISE JESUS*.. I know I was in prayer for a long time... because when I finally raised my head and lifted myself looking around I was the last one at the alter and the body of the congregation was covered in a misty white cloud...[Now realize my background of lets smoke one... I declared to myself it looks like a poker joint with all that smoke] But Praise to Jesus* it didn’t take me long to realize that was the Holy Spirit as a cloud come into the Church... I felt like I had wings to fly talk about high... I know I had the biggest smile on my face... the joy of the Lord overflowing from within me and I carried that brand new born again joy of the Lord everywhere and anywhere for about three months .. [im sure some people wondered what I was on?].. I believe I must have been unbearable to those still in darkness that abundance to overflowing I couldn’t wait to tell all my friends. I wanted my family to know... I told everyone about this new thing This Jesus* and His Saving Grace... I wanted everyone to have what I found because I saw it as a good thing... lets all share in it.. lets all partake in this. LETS DO THIS NOW..This is a good find.. Look friends I have found the greatest of finds.. lets all be Saved...now lets do this new thing its better its great... I took it to school and told my classmates and teachers... CHECK THIS OUT!
But the problem arose when the old life style
with my friends was becoming a burdensome
grievous things to me... and likewise the new me
had become a burdensome grievous thing to them.
We no longer saw eye to eye..
[light and darkness don’t agree]
Slowly I began coming out from them ..
The Holy Spirit made me feel unhappy as I
had a clearer understanding of what is sinful
and shameful to God ....and it was not just knowledge
it was the living breathing brooding spirit within me
letting me know... I DON’T WANT YOU TO DO THIS ANYMORE...
and I had a love for Jesus* that was far greater
than anything or anyone... I think I recall one of my
last days with my youthful, loving, wonderful, beautiful,
party hardy friends of my old man [my old life] was the night a panel van packed with a party people= drink and smoke ... I knocked to check it out a door opened I couldn’t make out who was inside but they or someone knew me as a voice called out; GET OUT OF CHRISTIAN... WE DON’T WANT ANY.
The door closed... I walked away and
... I knew this is life transforming.
You know when a thread is pulled until it snaps..
I knew it was coming how can I tell you how painful
this process is... these are human beings
you love like family and you are
suddenly a stranger amongst them.
I was following Jesus* I would not give Him up
for anything or anyone... I suffered and cried over
periods of time... because
...to let go of our life as we know it ..
to let go of our people that we bonded with
and to trust in some way to count on to share life
with that we built a foundation with are suddenly
likened to a massive funeral as JESUS* CALLS US
COME YE OUT FROM AMONGST THEM..
It’s a process nothing happens overnight..
like tree seedlings we need time to grow.
LOVE AND HATE
The day arrived when I knew I absolutely
hated my life as God was rearranging it.
I kept falling and didn’t know where or how to do this new walk... broken and broken ... I loved Jesus* and hated my new life...I missed my friends, my heart ached, I was so torn up inside. It was not easy for me..
A new prospective to the fish out of water story.
I felt like a fish in living water walking on earth.
I came to realize many people in the church were still
unsaved as I had been.... they were still doing the lets
focus on the more trivial things of Church and get on
with the day.
And the good news they are hearing something and
faith cometh by hearing the word of God.
When your mind and heart agree in one accord
that’s when faith sets in.
THANK GOD FOR TIME TO GROW IN GRACE.
I WANT TO SAY JESUS* IS GENTLE WITH US...
ALTHOUGH HE HIT ME HARD WITH A GREAT DOSE
OF THE HOLY SPIRIT RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE...
He was also gentle with me... and the door of my past
I heard His voice speak audibly to me one day
after I had been saved and I was in sin ... He spoke
to me saying HOW LONG CAN THIS GO ON?
and I knew He disapproved as a Father having
expectations, I knew He was coming to chase me out
... He was moving this little lamb out of and into..
stop here: you wonder... does a Christian sin
after they have been Born Again
Filled with the Holy Spirit of the True Living God.
Yes is the Truthful answer... and is a Christian considered righteous and Holy after they are saved. Yes....
DIVIDE THE BODY
AND SEE WHAT HAPPENED.
Saved you no longer alone in your body
but carry the righteousness of God within.
HE IS NOT CAPABLE OF SIN... BUT YOU ARE..
SAVED - your body is -The Holy Temple of God
THE THE HOLY SPIRIT IS righteousness in you
He is sin-free, He is Holy..and so am I because
He indwells me..
WHEN GOD LOOKS AT ME
HE SEES ME AS RIGHTEOUS
HE CALLS ME HIS SON
HE WHO IS IN ME.
SAVED; your still housed in corruption=. flesh is capable of sin even without the devil pushing you from behind... that’s why Jesus rules and reins with an iron rod when the devil is in chains for a 1000 yrs. [Rev 2:27, Rev 20:2]
SAVED; slowly comes the renewing of your mind,
for a time as a newborn babe... your more easily
double- minded... as we grow in our Salvation we
struggle to overcome and conform to the mind
of Christ.[Romans 12:2, Ephesians 4:22-23]
SAVED WE ARE RIGHTEOUS.
CAPABLE OF SIN. GOD IS ALWAYS LEADING
US..CALLING US TO BE FAITHFUL
TO HIM, TO HONOR HIM, TO EXALT HIM
BUT GOD SAID NONE IS RIGHTEOUS
NO NOT ONE.
So even the righteous [saved]
are not righteous and yet
they are righteous =... DIVIDE.
Allow me to use a coin as an example
see two sides to the same coin...
the flesh is weak, capable of sin.
THAT’S ONE SIDE OF THE COIN
the Holy Spirit is righteousness of God
incapable of sin imputed to us ... THAT’S
ANOTHER SIDE OF THE SAME COIN.
SEE IT HERE IN THESE SCRIPTURES
SAVED WE ARE MADE WHOLE
YET WE ARE DIVIDED :
Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood
cannot inherit the kingdom of God;
neither does corruption inherit incorruption.
[SAVED- IM STILL HOUSED IN CORRUPTION
.. and it is not welcome into
the Heavenly Kingdom of God]
1 Cor 15:42 ;It is sown in corruption;
it is raised in incorruption:
[ YOUR BODY] FLESH AND BLOOD CAN NOT ENTER
HEAVEN... BUT IT WILL BE TRANSFORMED
INTO INCORRUPTION= A NEW GLORIFIED BODY
[Philip3:21] LIKENED UNTO CHRISTS GLORIFIED BODY]
Luke 17:21 the kingdom of God is within you.
[SAVED THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS in YOUR WRETCHED VILE BODY]
1 Cor 6:19 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?
[SAVED YOUR VILE BODY IS HOUSE
TO THE HOLY SPIRIT HOLY ... RENDERING IT A
HOLY TEMPLE OF GOD]
ARE YOU SEEING TWO SIDES
OF A SAME COIN?..... YOUR MADE WHOLE
AND YET YOUR STILL NOT WITHOUT SPOT
WRINKLE OR BLEMISH....
THAT COMES WHEN WE TAKE OFF THE
CORRUPTION AND PUT ON INCORRUPTION
...WE INHERIT A NEW GLORIFIED BODY
LIKENED TO CHRIST GLORIFIED BODY.
You are righteous and non – righteous
your two sided... WE ARE TO OVERCOME
double mindedness ...to be single minded in
the mind of Christ. We are to overcome
the ways of the old man and be more Christ like.
Who is on the Lords side?
That’s where we want to be.
A COIN HAS TWO SIDES TO CONSIDER
BUT ITS STILL ONLY ONE COIN...
Saved you are in a personal relationship
with God in three persons..
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
[ Colossians 2:9 John 1:16 Colossians 2:9]
Before you were saved you knew nothing
[there a vast difference in knowing –unsaved
and knowing-saved.... that’s Gods doing.
He opens our eyes minds and heart... ]
Before salvation.. you and your flesh are just
doing your thing, its all you know... its life...
Now this Holy foreign being has moved in and
He wants to take first place in your life,
in this body, in your will, in your heart an soul
... you strive to be one sided but you are always
two sided.... your battle each day is of the flesh..
kill it and that means less of you and more of Christ..
you must decrease that He be increased...
...Jesus* carried His cross unto death...
likewise we pick up our cross daily
and the death we seek is our own
... every day...
pick up our cross daily
.. die to self daily..
less of us more of Him*
If I were unsaved I certainly would not
be talking to you all about any of this...
before soul salvation I had my life mapped out
and it included none of this .. NONE OF THIS....
I had it going on, the world was my scepter,
I had life in a paper cup and drank it up
and all that jazz ... my life was perfect.
This!!! is what happens when you get saved*
... this is works after salvation..
me even talking to you of this...
is His will be done not mine...
He who has begun a good thing in us
will complete it.
Saul [a.k.a. Paul] on the road to Damascus
had a plan
he was going about
his plan for his life
..[sadly he set out to kill Christians]
and Jesus* spoke to Him.
"Saul! Saul! Why are you persecuting me?"
5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said,
I am Jesus whom thou persecutest:
it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
6 And he trembling and astonished said,
Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?
[Born Again we are like babies we dont know what to do...
only God knows]
Saved I had to find this new life..
how do I live it.. how do I walk it..
now what do I do?
I can remember wanting to check out a big
white tent crusade.
Talk about life change # what?
I would have never wanted to do that
before I was saved...that would have
been a waste of time
Again; That is the work of the HOLY SPIRIT...
indwelling, working His way outward
and NOT of myself .
BORN AGAIN; instantly God calls me righteous,
Holy, free of sin. and yet I am housed in flesh
and blood which cannot enter into heaven due
to its corruption.
I am very capable of sinning
Yes I sinned after I was saved
and to this day I am a sinner...
you can let your imagine run anyway
you want...I ask God forgiveness
of my sins daily...don’t you know
a quadriplegic; locked up in jail
[that’s double imprisonment ]
is still capable of sin.
Matthew 16:23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get you behind me, Satan: you are an offense unto me: for you consider not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
My life did not change overnight
but it did turn .
Its A PROCESS of me doing what
I always did and God convicting me saying:
I don’t like it, I don’t want this ....
God took away
my joy in my worldly life.
He changed it He turned
my world upside down
... WHAT? ... NOTHING WAS THE SAME..
many times I tried and I tried and I tried to make a blend of Jesus and my world... I just wanted to add Jesus into what I had ....
you know THE JESUS ADDITION ... check this out... But God had other plans ... I was being evicted...
1 Peter 1:14 As obedient children,
do not conform to the evil desires
you had when you lived in ignorance.
God says from milk to meat we are like babes
in the Lord and we do grow... most difficult thing is
living in a fallen world housing the Holy Spirit
and trying to figure out ... how do I live ...
its not easy .... bitter sweet ... is the walk
in the Lord for many years.... .Its turning still
and will continue to turn till the day Jesus*
calls me Home.
If looking for perfection look to Jesus*
... no man on the face of the earth is perfect.
It’s the Holy Spirit that is within us
that is perfect sin-free Holy and righteous
... and with Him indwelling that is how God sees me.
1 Peter 4:
18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved,
where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
Saved: God calls me the righteous.
I see that we Grow in Christ in LEVELS...
Climbing as we grow to a new levels
in the Lord ...we tarry there a while growing in
our salvation.... at times we may fall and
slide back yet we in time will raise up again
...climb again ...grow again.. always climbing
Gods Holy Mountain; upwards striving to be Holy
as God is Holy. Personally I know I grew stronger
because of my sins because of my falling down and
backsliding, because of my shortcomings because of my weaknesses in Him... I grew stronger... and the only way I can explain that to you is... perhaps in my brokenness I gave up a little more of my will be done and surrendered to more of His will be done... and oh Lord I need you ... and oh Lord I can not do this without you.
*I think of us born again;
like children- we fall a lot.
*As adults; we know better;
we back- slide..
Not to rule out falling as adults..
we can fall anytime... but compare the spiritual
with life as we know it, look at the ratio of
how much more a child falls compared to an adult...
but children are more ignorant, more gullible, nieve
and adults more experienced, aged ought to know better
... know what I mean.
*I lived through a
of understanding this.
I Have been at times
a HOLY EMBARRASSMENT TO GOD.
a new lamb of God trying to roar like
the lion of Judah then falling back to
the old man... what a mess.
I can tell you it was no easy road
nor is it now.. The difference now is
im a seasoned traveler in the Lord.
I now know whos I am,
what I am in Him
and the power of His Saving Grace
that is given to us through His Holy Spirit.
I know my salvation is not contingent upon
anything I say or do... its sealed upon me
unto the day of redemption [Ephe4:30]...
so I don’t have a concern of tomorrow
that I may have to be born again and
start all over. Praise Jesus*
I seriously would not want to go back
and relive the pain and suffering
I have endured on this road Jesus* has me on.
.... and I still would not trade Jesus for anything
or anyone... not even my own life...
I set my view on the things above and not below...
Where Jesus* is ... that’s where I want to be...
I want to see Him as He is ....
I want to walk the streets of gold with Jesus*
Saved did I suddenly become Jesus*
No I was more lieke a toddler with a huge trumpet
blowing it wildly; alert alert alert ... alert alert alert..
singing.. you want a horn like this?
.....NO I DID NOT
suddenly become Jesus*
THE LIGHT SWITCH /IS YOU DIE...
BECAUSE THE HOLY SPIRIT \ MOVED IN...
Before salvation YOU HAD... NO BATTLE..
for you were in darkness and darkness
covers the world..it’s a perfect match.
BUT SAVED: YOUR BATTLE HAS ONLY JUST BEGUN
AND ITS FOR LIFE.. as long as your housed inside
this body of corruption... the Holy Spirit of God
indwelling it... you are at war as you live and breath..
and you are your own worst enemy.
SAVED; WE ARE HOUSING HOLINESS WITHIN
... SAVED WE CARRY HOLINESS,
WE CARRY RIGHTEOUSNESS..
HE CHANGES US ... TRANSFORMS US
sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly...over time
HE REMAKES US... HE BURDENS US, MOTIVATES US
HE MAKES US SILENT AND CAUSES US TO SPEAK OUT
...[that’s not my work... I never set out to do anything
such as this .. I take no credit for the working of God in and through my earthly vessel rendering it a Holy Temple]
CONSIDER the ARK OF THE COVENANT
BEING CARRIED AROUND..; likewise
OUR BODIES ARE TRANSFORMED INTO
HOLY TEMPLES OF GOD
and CARRY AROUND the HOLY SPIRIT;
God INDWELLING US VIA HIS PRECIOUS
HOLY SPIRIT...IS INCREDIBLE.
The Spirit of God will raise us up,
He teaches and leads us in
the paths of righteousness in
Jesus* name sake.
WE MUST DECREASE HE MUST INCREASE.
Pick up my cross daily-
to die daily -
of MY WILL BE DONE...
let HIS WILL BE DONE.
What about sin and falling short and backsliding?
Its all there... no matter what my
reasoning for it... I turned away from
God to do what ever I wanted and
not what He wanted.. Many times
I broke free to entertain sin .. I looked
like I was on a stormy sea of a ship deck
swaying back and forth with no good sea legs
... staggering to hold myself up..
I grieved the Holy Spirit...
ITS NOT ODD TO ME THAT I would openly
admit I was in sin.. I KNEW I had fallen short
of the Glory of God and yes I knew.
BEFORE I WAS SAVED
I WOULD NEVER HAVE SAID
IVE FALLEN SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD
OR FELT GRIEVOUS..
THAT IS THE BELOVED HOLY SPIRIT INSIDE
THAT WANTS YOU TO BE MORE.....IN HIM*
I wanted to right myself before JESUS*
I would fall and get up again..
start anew -run the race- go it again...
like a sputtering car engine.
I didn’t need a book to convict me ...
I carried a brooding to grievous Holy Spirit.
He tormented me... He let the lions devour me.
He has punished me many times...
He is growing me up in Him.
But if ye be without chastisement,
whereof all are partakers,
then are ye bastards,
and not sons.
1 Cor 11:32
When we are judged by the Lord,
we are being disciplined so that
we will not be condemned
with the world.
Does God forgive? oh yes He does..
.. BUT FOR THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH
AND GOD IS NOT MOCKED WE WILL REAP
what we sow.
.. BUT FOR THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH
what does that mean?
Eve and Adam ate the forbidden fruit and did not die..
What does it mean...
DEATH DUE TO SIN
COMES IN MANY PARCELS
IN MANY ROADS,
IN MANY OBSTACLES,
IN MANY NON- DESIRABLE TRANSFORMATIONS
... and it can last a life time even into eternity.
Ex. God said we are not to be caught drunken...
Consider a drunk driver wrecks his car into a crowd of
people walking on the sidewalk.
God will forgive the driver that is asking
for merciful forgiveness... but there is still a price to pay.
Can you see the courthouse?
Sometimes to more often than not our sin spills
over to hurt others.[1 Cor5:6].A little leaven [sin] leaveneth [transforms]the whole lump."A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough." Like one bad apple can cause the bunch to rot.
WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH
EXAMPLES OF THIS:
- adultery can lead to ...
broken homes and injured children
-lies....can grow to compound one another
... a discovered lie is shameful to grave in consequence
... leading to loss of reputation and loss of respect
... loss of ______ you can fill in the blank
the list is endless.
LOSS OF THE BLESSINGS GOD GAVE US
.... WE BEGIN TO WALK IN THE CURSES OF SIN...
-DEATH TO JOY OF WHAT WAS...
IF ITS DIFFICULT TO IMAGINE
SEE THE GARDEN OF EDEN WHEN IT WAS SO GOOD.
... PERFECT in every way...BEAUTIFUL IN EVERYWAY
AND THEN SIN BROUGHT DEATH TO THAT LIFE ...
DEATH TO THAT WORLD...
AND THE NEW WORLD BECAME
AS IT IS TODAY..
[including hell opened up then to include man]
so then in addition to this negative life change on earth
... we unsaved will continue to pay eternally in hell
...for the wages of sin is death.
If a man or woman does not care for their body
and is addicted in the bondages of sin of drug abuse
and gives birth to a deformed baby...
even the child suffers due the sins of the parents.
[sin spills over to the next generation]
If parents are into satanism or witchcraft
or sorcery and the similar such things..
Or those that follow another Jesus,
another spirit, another gospel...
[Gal 1:7,2 Cor 11:42 Thess 2vs 9-12]
God can give them over to a spirit of
GOD FORGIVES US
HE SEPARATES OUR SINS FROM US
AS FAR AS
THE EAST IS
FROM THE WEST...
BUT WE WILL PAY for sin
..on earth or in hell.. we pay...
You can be saved and be walking under demonic attack...
your not set free from these bondages of sin attacking you
that’s why you wear armor... Godly Armor...
SAVED your DRAFTED
no longer on the side of darkness
Now... your fighting it.
16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit,
and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit,
and the Spirit against the flesh:
and these are contrary the one to the other:
so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
18 But if ye be led of the Spirit,
ye are not under the law.
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest,
which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred,
variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings,
and such like: of the which I tell you before,
as I have also told you in time past, that they
which do such things shall not inherit the
kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy,
peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
24And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
25 If we live in the Spirit,
let us also walk in the Spirit.
HE DOES NOT PUNISH US AS WE DESERVE.
GOD IS MERCIFUL. Amen
Its better to suffer for righteousness sake
than for sins sake. Amen
1 Peter 3
14 But and if ye suffer for righteousness'
sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of
their terror, neither be troubled;
1 Peter 4
15 But let none of you suffer
as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer,
or as a busybody in other men's matters.
16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian,
let him not be ashamed;
Salvation is no free ticked to sin...
IF ANY COME UNTO JESUS SEEKING
SALVATION WITH that principle in heart..
[Rom.10:9-10] We can know beyond the shadow of a doubt
these would not be saved their heart
is not right in the Lord.
For Jesus* is the reader of hearts.
... David of the Bible ...was forgiven
but he paid dearly as his house
cursed by God... sin is costly
it always brings death in some visible
and or invisible way ...
[loss of rewards loss of blessings]...
DAVID OF THE BIBLE GRIEVED
THE HOLY SPIRIT VIA SIN HE DID
NOT CRY RESTORE UNTO ME MY SALVATION.
Psalm 51:12 Restore unto me the
joy of thy salvation;
and uphold me with thy free spirit.
HE CRIED RESTORE UNTO ME THE
JOY OF THY SALVATION.
AFTER DENYING THAT HE KNEW JESUS*
61 And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
62 And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.
BELOVED PETER OF THE BIBLE GRIEVED
The unsaved- lacking the Holy Spirits indwelling
don’t understand? how any saved can sin... ?
and be Holy. The easiest way to understand
that is to get Saved yourself then you will
understand the operation of the Holy Spirit
of the True Living God .... you come in as a child.
IF AN EARTHLY FATHER witnessed
HIS OWN CHILD doing something
AGAINST his set rules and regulations
DOES that father then toss HIS CHILD
into a TRASH BIN? NO ...
and if an earthly father cares for his child
how much more does our Heavenly Father
care for His children?
John 6:37 All that the Father gives me
will come to me, and whoever comes to me
I will never drive away.
God does not toss out His children
when they fall. Instead He picks us up
cleans us off and sets our feet back on
a path of righteousness in Jesus* name sake.
JESUS WILL NOT LOSE ONE
THE FATHER HAS GIVEN HIM
JESUS* IS NOT THE SO SO SHEPHERD
HE IS THE GOOD SHEPHERD...
John 10:11I am the good shepherd:
the good shepherd gives his life
for the sheep.
We ask forgiveness of our sins
even as we are saved
we do not get born again- daily
-monthly or weekly.
WE ONLY GET
BORN AGAIN ONCE...
That is done once ..
the Holy Spirit
move in and
move out and
move in and
.. NO DEAR SOUL not at all.
SIN GRIEVES THE HOLY SPIRIT
BUT HE DOES NOT MOVE OUT.
Sin on the other hand is a daily battle
that we still ask God forgive ..Matthew 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. 14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: 15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
WHY AM I TELLING YOU
OF WHAT IT IS LIKE TO BE SAVED
[FROM MY LIFE STORY]?
Its not just textbook knowledge
It’s the real thing.
Its what happens.. when the Holy
Spirit moves in.
Those possessing knowledge only
[those lacking the Holy Spirit]
miss many marks when striving to deliver
the message of soul salvation
because they have knowledge of
via reading ...but truly saved we know..
because we are living it out.. Its life to us...
its no doubt about it.. we know that we know..
our eyes are open...
our bodies carry the Holy Spirit.
Are we perfect? No..
it’s the world that seemingly
looks forward to our faults
in the Lord...
[PRAISE JESUS* THEY DO...
GOD USES THE LOST
TO PRICK THE FOUND...
[and the found to prick the lost]
all things work together for good
for those that love the Lord]
SAVED; God looks at our hearts
and works. He measures us according
to His righteous judgments.
every single day is a test.
Our first battle is on the home front
... OUR FLESH... IS the home front
We are to pick up our cross daily
.. less of us more of Jesus*
Not my will but His will be done.
We die daily to selves and let
Him be more through us...
We are to grow to be more like Jesus*
... We should hunger and thirst after
righteousness in Jesus* name sake daily
pressing in for the greater gifts of the Holy Spirit
seeking God daily... growing in our personal
relationship with God in three persons.
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We grow in grace until Jesus*
says time up.. and we go Home.
O GLORY TO GOD... WHAT A DAY OF REJOICING
THAT WILL BE!
THANK YOU JESUS * HALLELUJAH!
Works for Jesus* after
Salvation count and not before-
-because its not of you...
it’s the work of the Holy Spirit
indwelling working His way outward...
so in part your measured by
how much you are willing to
die for Christ daily...
the less of you more of Him
[Jesus*] ... it’s a battle... to let go
of our will be done to let His
Will Be Done... Amen
Works unto or before salvation
-those good works out of our self -righteousness
ARE NOT OF GOD...they count for nothing..
We can fool ourselves
telling God we; without HIM
have found a way... NOW WE TOO have
the way to salvation and its in this project
I'm working on... or
its in this water I found in the baptismal
tub in the Church or the____ list goes on .
PLEASE HEAR ME:
SALVATION IS NOT DIFFICULT TO FIND.
GOD WANTS YOU TO HAVE IT... IT’S A FREE GIFT...
HE CALLS OUT TO WHOSOEVER WILL COME NOW ...
YOU WHO THIRST DRINK OF THIS WATER
AND YOU WILL THIRST NO MORE
YOU WHO HUNGER PARTAKE OF
THIS BREAD AND YOU WILL
HUNGER NO MORE.
Salvation is of your heart... and
nothing else in this world matters...
WHEN YOUR HEART is right
and you Come to Jesus *
admitting you’re a sinner,
asking forgiveness of your sins,
asking Jesus* in as Lord and Savior
... you will be SAVED... Jesus*
promises all who knock;
the door will be opened to you.
THE TEACHING OF THE WOLVES
TELLING THE PEOPLE STOP THAT SINNING
CLEANSE YOURSELVES THEN
COME TO JESUS* SAVING GRACE...
DID I STOP THAT SINNING
AND COME TO JESUS?
.....no I did not stop that sinning first
I most likely had a really cool party
to attend within 24-48 hrs.
after the Church service was over.
I had my plans to party!
[and Saul on His his road to Damascus
had plans to kill a few Christians...
He had his plan going on.
The last thing on his mind
was salvation today.]
DID I DO THAT GOOD WORKS PROGRAM
AND THEN COME TO JESUS?
...no I did not.
I DIDN’T CHANGE
ONE THING IN MY LIFE BEFORE
I CAME TO JESUS*
I CAME TO THE ALTER SEEKING JESUS*
JUST AS I WAS...
I DIDN’T EVEN PLAN ON
GETTING SAVED THAT DAY...
SOUL SALVATION WAS THE FARTHEST
THING FROM MY LIST OF THINGS TO DO.
I JUST WENT TO HEAR THE BAND
To hear the GREAT PRAISE AND WORSHIP
SINGING UNTO THE LORD GOD
Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing,
and hearing by the word of God.
I HAD FAITH THE GRAIN OF A MUSTARD SEED
.. AND BROTHER THATS ENOUGH.
When you believe in your heart JESUS* KNOWS.
[.. before you do..]
YOU WILL BE TRANSFORMED UPON ASKING
.... BORN AGAIN A NEW CREATURE IN CHRIST
...SAVED FOR ALL ETERNITY... in Jesus* name...
Jesus* is worth it.
and He thinks your worth it..
... He died to prove it.
To surrender all to Christ is to gain
in more ways than we can possibly know.
As we walk this life we don’t often like to
consider the depths or the reality
of the torments and the horrors of hell.
Thinking of Hell is not a
pretty picture and lends
no pleasure to the day.
Especially not while we are looking for
our best life now.
However when your eyes are open
you realize in greater depth of
what Jesus* SAVED you FROM...
YOU CAN BE SAVED RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE
.... YOU NEED NOT BE IN A CHURCH...
JESUS* IS RIGHT THERE WITH YOU NOW.
.. HE IS THE READER OF HEARTS.
WHEN YOU COME TO HIM WITH SINCERE HEART
SEEKING FORGIVENESS, ASKING HIM IN AS YOUR
LORD AND SAVIOR, HE WILL READ YOUR HEART
AND YOU WILL BE SAVED....Romans 10 9That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Men can fool men but men do not fool God...
Trust JESUS*Matthew 15:8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
1 Samuel 16:7 For man looketh on the outward
appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
JESUS* KNOWS YOUR HEART- believe-
when your heart is sincere,
you will of humble heart come
unto His Saving Grace...
Praise and Thank you Jesus*
for your FREE GIFT OF SOUL SALVATION
.. [not of works lest any should boast]
IM THE PRIME EXAMPLE OF WHAT JESUS* DIED FOR
... A SINNER...IN NEED OF SALVATION....
Dear one .... that holds true for all of us.
Jesus* said none is righteous no not one.
Don’t read this and say well I never;
so im good enough to go to heaven...
because I think im a good person
I don’t hurt anyone...
I don’t lie, cheat, kill or steal im good to go
NO ENTRY INTO HEAVEN
... NOT THAT WAY..
ONLY JESUS* SAVES*
In His Holy Eyes we are all sinful..
He did not die in vain.
We either come into salvation through
Jesus Christ or we fool ourselves
and leap the fence into the sheep pen..
[John 10:1] bypassing Jesus at the gate.
Don’t be one God will say to:
I never knew you [Mat 7:23],
or one that makes
God vomit out [Rev3:16].
ONLY WORKS AFTER SALVATION COUNT...
BECAUSE IT’S THE HOLY SPIRIT – THE
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD =INSIDE THE SAVED
... THAT THEN WORKS HIS WAY OUTWARDLY.
so its not you... its HIM working through you.
the more you learn to let go and let God
the more you learn to surrender all
the more you become less- that He be more...
is how we grow in Christ.
Salvation is not of works lest any man boast
... it’s a free gift of God.
WE JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND FREE THAT'S WHY
Many are busy working their way to heaven ...in vain..
You cant do anything to get saved... its all useless ..
NO good works, candles or incense,
no stain glass, no potions, no chants,
no earthly water ...will cleanse us.
No amount of knowledge can save you
...All these things and more ...are useless.
Only the blood of Jesus* can save us,
washing us whiter than the snow,
setting us free from our sins..
Whom the Son sets free is free indeed.
There is nothing you can do..
but this from your heart;
When you Believe on Jesus*
from your sincere heart,
when you believe He is
the only begotten Son of God;
Born of a Virgin,
Died on the Cross
for the sins of the world
and Rose from the Grave.
Repent of your sins to Jesus*
and be Saved:
Meaning and this is IMPORTANT:
come to Jesus*
as you are...
DID YOU GET THAT?
-Admit you’re a sinner in need of forgiveness
-Ask Jesus*to forgive you of your sins
-Ask Jesus* in as your Savior ...
WOLVES IN SHEEP CLOTHING
TELL YOU TO GO CLEANSE YOURSELF
FIRST and THEN COME INTO
THE SAVING GRACE OF JESUS*
Its an impossible lie... don’t fall for it...
WOLVES DECLARE: ALL THE BURDEN TO BE
RIGHTEOUS IS UPON MAN HIMSELF.
This teaching is designed to keep you running
in an endless-hopeless -circle of sin with
no way out, no way above,
no way to ever feel righteous enough
or holy enough to even come to
Jesus* Saving Grace..
Its futile at its fullest unto to depressing.
It defeats the whole purpose of Jesus*
death on the Cross.. because man has
a plan to cleanse himself...
if it were possible for a man to self- cleanse
without the Blood of the Lamb then Jesus*
died in vain and we know assuredly it is not God
that makes mistakes... it is man.
No amount of soap and water
can bring the dead to life.
Unsaved we are the living dead
to Christ.. [Mat 8:22]
and if we should die unsaved
we will be eternally
separated from Christ.
You cant say; I was Baptized in the Church,
so now im saved. That’s just earthly water.
Don’t fool yourself into hell .. there is no way
back from there. Jesus* will baptize you in HIS
TRUE LIVING WATER.[Acts 1:5] you will be baptized
with the Holy Spirit."
Luke 3:16 John answered,
saying unto them all,
I indeed baptize you with water;
but one mightier than I comes,
the thong of whose shoes
I am not worthy to untie:
he shall baptize you with
the Holy Spirit and with fire:
[Here I want to interject
if your confused on why John the Baptist
and Jesus* Baptized with the Holy Spirit..
PLEASE LOOK INTO
THE BLOOD OF BULLS AN GOATS
and the BLOOD OF THE LAMB OF GOD
–JESUS* CHRIST ....
[a blood difference
from before the cross
and to after the cross
NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD
OF THE LAMB OF GOD WILL
CLEANSE YOU, SAVE
YOU, SETTING YOU FREE FROM SIN
MAKING YOU BORN AGAIN.
YOU KNOW THE OLD HYMN ;
JUST AS I AM? That’s how
we come to Jesus*
That’s what makes it FREE ..
Salvation ...is a free Gift
of Grace and not of works
lest any should boast ...
SAVED THE HOLY SPIRIT IS
IMPUTED TO US
– MAKING US..... COUNTING
22 And therefore it was imputed to
him for righteousness.
23 Now it was not written for his
sake alone, that it was imputed to him;
24 But for us also, to whom it shall be
imputed, if we believe on him that
raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;
25 Who was delivered for our offences,
and was raised again for our justification.
CAN WE DO something to earn salvation?
NO we have NO the ability to save ourselves.
did not die in vain. Amen
If you believe in Jesus* Christ
[and His Gospel that He and His
word are true] in your heart
and have faith to take that step
OF [FAITH] BELIEVING IN YOUR HEART
towards Jesus*.... not the mental ascent
NOT YOUR MIND]be careful not to do that...
you must make the ascension of the heart ..
God knows if you believe on Him and
have a respectful reverence for Him in
your heart ..... When your heart is right
THEN GODS PROMISE TO YOU
[Luke 11:10]IS KNOCK
AND THE DOOR SHALL BE
OPENED UNTO YOU, SEEK AND YOU SHALL
FIND, ASK AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN UNTO YOU.
the saving grace of Jesus Christ
so hard to find
so difficult a task to obtain...[Gal 1:7]
For such men are false apostles,
deceitful workmen, masquerading
as apostles of Christ.
Shepherds are fat with truth
while their flock is starved to death
for lack of it.[Eze 34:3]
THERE ARE MANY REASONS:
FOR ONE -SATAN HATES YOU
HE DOES NOT WANT
THE BEST FOR YOU... HE WANTS
and you DEAD IN HELL.
The greatest reason the truth is hidden is greed.
Jesus sells... Jesus is sold for profit...
If the sheep are hungry and still searching
they will eat what ever comes their way
in search of...
-so you don’t give them TRUTH
...TO SET THEM FREE
-so you don’t give them TRUTH
...and fatten them up
Girding them up in TRUTH
in Jesus* name sake.
INSTEAD YOU GIVE THEM EMPTY CALORIES
... USELESSNESS..TWISTED TRUTHS -INTO LIES
SHEEP RUN IN CIRCLES..EXHAUSTED TO THE END.
ITS ALL SO FUTILE
AND THE FAT SHEPHERDS GET FAT ON CASH
AS THEY KEEP THE TRUTH OF...SALVATION HIDDEN...$$$$
PEOPLE ARE FALLING INTO HELL BY THE SECONDS OF EVERY DAY... SALVATION IS THE EASIEST GIFT TO OBTAIN FROM THE GOD THAT GAVE ALL FOR YOU... JESUS WANTS YOU TO LIVE WITH HIM FOR ALL ETERNITY... WONT YOU COME TODAY... ITS ALL LAID OUT FOR YOU AS TO HOW EASY IT IS... JUST BELIEVE.. GOD GAVE YOU A HEART LET IT BEAT FOR JESUS* AND LIVE.
JESUS* WITH HIS OUTSTRETCHED ARMS IS CALLING YOU TO COME TO HIM TODAY.... HE A PAID ALL FOR YOU THAT YOU MIGHT LIVE... HE GAVE ALL ...HE LOVES YOU DEARLY AND DOES NOT WANT ANY TO PERISH...TODAY IS THE DAY OF SALVATION.. TOMORROW MAY BE TOO LATE..
THIS LIFE AS WE KNOW IT
WILL PASS AWAY
IT WILL SOON BE GONE
....ITS ETERNITY THAT MATTERS...
the stakes are high...
its your soul that hangs in the balance
No one is forcing you
... but do be greatly encouraged ....
you will not regret coming to know
GOD IN THREE PERSONS.
PRAISE AND THANK YOU FATHER,
SON AND HOLY SPIRIT.
THANK YOU JESUS* FOR THE PRICE PAID
IN FULL FOR OUR REDEMPTION... HALLELUJAH!
In ending if you are saved and on milk
or saved on meat ...
no matter your place in the Lord.
He has you covered... your not forsaken..
He will grow up and get you through.
Many times I find myself looking
to the saints of old and what they endured
in Jesus* name sake... that I draw strength
from those before me having gone through
or suffered or fallen into just as I myself struggle
in my journey in the Lord.... my advice is keep
your eyes on Jesus* He shows us the way...
reflect on the saints of old... such as Peter, David,
Job, Abraham, Sarah, Joseph, Samson
and more... chances are there is something your
going through that one them had already similarly
experienced... it will strengthen you in the Lord.
See Hebrews 11 and recall the Book of Saints
they did aspire to be more in the Lord God Almighty..
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen.
I love the parting of the red sea
its hopeful that our troubles will miraculously
be left behind us with God before us
all things are possible.
VICTORY IS IN JESUS* HALLELUJAH!
TODAY IS THE DAY OF SALVATION
WONT YOU MAKE TODAY
!YOUR SPIRITUAL[Born Again]BIRTHDAY!
JESUS* BLESSINGS TO YOU