Believe in Jesus as Your Savior – Have Peace with God!

You need to choose TODAY where you are going to spend eternity!

Heaven or Hell?

Jesus Christ came to earth and died for you.  He did this so you could go to heaven!

The Bible tells that God loves us and doesn’t want us to go to hell!

John 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

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You need to understand this…………..you are a sinner.  Your sin separates you from God.

 Romans 3:10-12   No one is righteous—not even one. No one is truly wise; no one is seeking God. All have turned away; all have become useless. No one does good, not a single one.

Romans 3:23   For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.

Romans 6:23  – For the wages (cost) of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.

Jesus Christ paid the price for our sin!

Romans 5:8  – But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.

We receive salvation and eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ.

Romans 10:9-10  –  If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. Romans 10:13 – Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

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Salvation through Jesus Christ brings us into a relationship of peace with God.

Romans 8:1So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.Romans 8:38-39 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Now…..this is what you need to do:

Admit you are a sinner.

Turn away from you sins.  (God will help you)

Believe that Jesus Christ died to save you from sin and death.

Receive the free gift of salvation that Jesus Christ has died to give you!

Now…..pray this prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father………….I come to you now.

I confess that I am a sinner. 

Please forgive me for all of my sins.

Help me to turn away from them.

I believe that Jesus Christ is your Son.

I believe that He died for me and my sin on the cross.

I am grateful to Jesus for this. 

Thank you for accepting me as your child, Father!

In Jesus Name

Amen

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If you prayed that prayer to accept Jesus as your Savior…..then you are a child of God.  Welcome to the family of God!

You have started a wonderful journey.  God loves you so very much!  He has many good things for all of His children.  The Bible is a collection of everything that God wants us to know.  You might say it is our “manual” for living as a Christian (believer in Jesus).

Bible

If you do not have a Bible and cannot obtain one at this moment……..here is a website where you can read the Bible at your leisure:

Bible Hub

This site has the Bible written in many languages so that everyone can read and understand the word of God easily.  Start with the Book of Matthew, then read Mark, Luke and John.  These books tell you about the life, ministry and death of Jesus.  Each book was written by a disciple of Jesus who knew Him well.  Each book tells the story from a different perspective.

Then go on through the rest of the books after John.  It will take a little time, but it is how you learn to follow Jesus and walk in a pleasing way to God.   Eventually……read the Old Testament (Genesis to Malachi).

Christian television has many good teachers that can help you learn more about God, Jesus and the Christian walk.  You can also call in and people will be happy to pray with you.

Also……you need to learn to pray everyday to God.  Simply talk to Him and ask Him to guide you and teach you.  Our God is faithful to His people.  You will be amazed!

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Repent or Be Judged – A Warning to the Nations

The One True Living God is a Holy God!

He is an all consuming fire………

God is a God of love and grace

He sent His Son to make a way of peace with man.

However…….without repentance YOU WILL BE JUDGED!

PSALM  9

I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;

I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.

I will be filled with joy because of you.

I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.

My enemies retreated;

they staggered and died when you appeared.

For you have judged in my favor;

from your throne you have judged with fairness.

You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked;

you have erased their names forever.

The enemy is finished, in endless ruins;

the cities you uprooted are now forgotten.

But the Lord reigns forever,

executing judgment from his throne.

He will judge the world with justice

and rule the nations with fairness.

The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed,

a refuge in times of trouble.

Those who know your name trust in you,

for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you.

Sing praises to the Lord who reigns in Jerusalem.

Tell the world about his unforgettable deeds.

For he who avenges murder cares for the helpless.

He does not ignore the cries of those who suffer.

Lord, have mercy on me.

See how my enemies torment me.

Snatch me back from the jaws of death.

Save me so I can praise you publicly at Jerusalem’s gates,

so I can rejoice that you have rescued me.

The nations have fallen into the pit they dug for others.

Their own feet have been caught in the trap they set.

The Lord is known for his justice.

The wicked are trapped by their own deeds.

The wicked will go down to the grave.

This is the fate of all the nations who ignore God.

But the needy will not be ignored forever;

the hopes of the poor will not always be crushed.

Arise, O Lord!

Do not let mere mortals defy you!

Judge the nations!

Make them tremble in fear, O Lord.

Let the nations know they are merely human.

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What is wrong with mankind?  Why do we persist in believing we are so intelligent and so wise that we need not fear a real God?

Look around you!  The world is a mess!

It is a result of what mankind does when given free will.  God gave us our free will when He created the world.  Everything that happens on this earth is OUR fault!  We are arrogant fools that believe we are in control and can do anything we want.

God has always known how pitiful mankind would be without Him.  Even so…..He in His wisdom decided to give us free will to choose our paths.  Every time……. mankind chose evil!

So…..in His infinite love and grace…..God made a way through His Son Jesus Christ.  He is the only way.  Choose Jesus Christ and God has mercy on your evil ways and forgives you.  He will guide you and help you choose life and holiness.

It is your only chance.   The alternative is God’s judgement.  God will judge each person according to their deeds.  All would perish except for their faith in Jesus Christ and obedience to Him.  Without Jesus there is absolutely no hope for man.

Only a fool shakes his fist in defiance of a living God. 

He created all things and controls all things. 

God will also judge the nations in these last days!  Do not think for a minute that life will just go on as it is.  How foolish can you be?  The nation that defies God will be brought to its knees.  How long do you think the nations can decree their laws that go against His holy laws?  How long can a people rebel in their wickedness?

How does a nation bring the rain?  Or the sun for the crops?

How does a nation stop the hurricane or earthquake?

Mighty nations……mighty men

How will you stop the fury of the Lord?

Repent now while there is time!

Amazing Grace

What is Grace?

Grace is the Free Unmerited Favor of God

We are saved by grace!  Jesus Christ gave Himself freely on the cross to pay for all of our sins.  He paid the price……..so we don’t have to pay.  Grace is a free gift.  You only have to receive it!

Ephesians 2:1-10   Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else.

But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus.

God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

Jesus is our High Priest if we have put our faith in Him.  He understands what it is like to go through trials and temptations.  He went through them here on earth also.  Jesus didn’t sin, but He understands our weakness and how difficult it is to endure temptation without sinning.  He is full of grace and compassion for us!

Hebrews 4:14-16   So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.

How amazing grace truly is!  We have the confidence as God’s children that we can go to Him through Jesus and be forgiven when we do something wrong (sin).  He is so ready and willing to forgive us and help us in our weakness. 

What an amazing God we serve!

What Amazing Grace!

Sexual Sin Angers a Holy God !

Christians must NOT continue in sexual sin! 

Many people believe that grace gives them permission to live in sin

without fear of punishment! 

 

Jude warned the early believers about continuing in sexual sin.  He says that ungodly teachers will lead many astray by teaching that immorality is covered by grace.

Jude 1:3-4  Dear friends, I had been eagerly planning to write to you about the salvation we all share. But now I find that I must write about something else, urging you to defend the faith that God has entrusted once for all time to his holy people. I say this because some ungodly people have wormed their way into your churches, saying that God’s marvelous grace allows us to live immoral lives. The condemnation of such people was recorded long ago, for they have denied our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

I Corinthians 6:13  Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body … Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not! Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For “the two,” He says, “shall become one flesh.” But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him. Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.

Jesus rebukes the Church of Pergamum.  He warns them to repent of their sexual sin and other sins.  Jesus makes it very clear that if they do not repent He will come to them in anger and punish them!

Revelation 2:14-16  But I have a few complaints against you. You tolerate some among you whose teaching is like that of Balaam, who showed Balak how to trip up the people of Israel. He taught them to sin by eating food offered to idols and by committing sexual sin.a similar way, you have some Nicolaitans among you who follow the same teaching.  Repent of your sin, or I will come to you suddenly and fight against you with the sword of my mouth.


What is sexual sin?

 Adultery

God specifically commands us not to commit adultery (sex with anyone beside your husband or wife).

Exodus 20:14  You must not commit adultery.

Hebrews 13:4  Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage. God will surely judge people who are immoral and those who commit adultery.

Fornication

Any form of sexual relationship outside of marriage is sin.  God expects His people to be pure and only have sex in the marriage relationship (man and woman)!

1 Corinthians 6:9–10 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Thessalonians 4:3–4  For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honor.

Homosexuality

The Bible clearly teaches that homosexuality is a sin.

Jude 7  Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them, in like manner giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

Romans 1: 24-27  So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies. They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen.That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved.

Believers in Jesus Christ that truly have been reborn are led by the Holy Spirit.  He controls you…..not your sinful nature.  When a Christian sins they MUST repent from the sin and confess it to their Heavenly Father.  He will be quick to forgive you!

Romans 8:9-11  But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to him at all.) And Christ lives within you, so even though your body will die because of sin, the Spirit gives you life because you have been made right with God. The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.


God Will NOT BE MOCKED !

Today many people laugh

at the very concept of God!

They say there is no one truth.

People believe there is no real one God.  They think there are many paths and many gods.  Others worship the god of self.  Materialism, sexual desire, drugs, alcohol and anything else that indulges their “feel-good” satisfaction of “self”.

Right and wrong are considered old-fashioned quaint beliefs.  Some worship science.  If you can’t prove it…..then it doesn’t exist.  The spiritual realm is foolish to these people.

One could expect a lost and dying world to believe like this.  They have never met the true God.  They never said they believed in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

But……….

What about the Christians?

What about all of you “believers” that don’t believe all of God’s word?  You pick and choose the part that you like and you choose to believe them.  You interpret the scriptures to suit yourself.  What about YOU?

A lot of you profess to be Christians and actually go to church on Sunday.  The rest of the week belongs to you though.  Pretty much anything goes.

Galatians 6:7-9   Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap.  For he that sows unto his own flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that sows unto the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not be weary in well-doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Some of you are actually preachers!  God have mercy on your soul!

You think it is perfectly all right to take God’s grace and the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross.  Then…..you do whatever you want.  You sin.  Let us call it what it is!  SIN!  You don’t tell you congregation about sin or repentance.  By your silence you imply that sin isn’t important.

You say GRACE makes that OK.  How dare you! 

Yes……our wonderful Lord Jesus paid the price for your sin.  He made it possible for you to live a more wholesome life by listening and obeying the Holy Spirit’s voice.  The Holy Spirit convicts us all of our sins (if we will listen AT ALL).  Then we can come to our Heavenly Father and ask for forgiveness.  BUT…..you have to turn away from your sins!

Romans 6:15   What then? shall we sin, because we are not under law, but under grace? God forbid.

If you really believe in Jesus as your Savior……then you were reborn and are dead to the old person.  Yes…..sometimes we do still sin.  But……never let it be that we are content to live in sin without any heart for repentance.  THAT would mean our conscience are completely seared over and we cannot hear the voice of the Holy Spirit pleading with us!

Hebrews 10: 29-31   Think how much worse will be the punishment deserved by someone who has

trampled underfoot the Son of God; who has treated as something common the blood of the covenant

which made him holy; and who has insulted the Spirit, giver of God’s grace!   For the One we know is the

One who said, “Vengeance is my responsibility; I will repay,” and then said, “ADONAI will judge his

people.”   It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God!

I’ll say it again……..

GOD  WILL  NOT  BE  MOCKED !!!

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