Who and What are you listening to?


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I draw your attention to where your heart is. To where your mind is. To where your sight is. To where your intent is. Are you where you want to be spiritually? Are you where you need to be spiritually? Are you where you should be? Is your heart right with God? If not, why? Only you can answer these questions, as you yourself can only reach way down to the core of your heart and stir up what is lacking within you? Are you being convicted by the Word? Are you reading the Word? Are you listening to the Word?

As a matter of pointing out the obvious, who are you listening to? Is that preacher you’re listening to, whether in church, or on TV, preaching the Gospel, the Word of God? Or are they preaching a standup comic routine? Are they a comedian, just trying to be funny, making everyone laugh while throwing in a few Scriptural words here and there mixed in with a bunch of one-liners intent on making everyone laugh and feel good, thus making that person popular?

Are these preachers simply telling a story, a story full of embellishing words that colourise and diminsih the convicting context of the Word of God so as not to offend or make one uneasy? I implore you to question yourself and examine what you want in leading a Christian life, want you want and need in achieving and accomplishing your place and position in the body of Christ?

Do you want to be massaged, coddled, and pampered into feeling good about yourself and life or do you want the Truth preached to you that will lead you to a more joyful, abundant and fulfilling walk with Christ than ever before? We must not settle for less. We must not settle for what just any man will deliver to God’s chosen people! Know who is leading you and pray that what you know and what you are listening to is the Truth? Pray to God the Father in the name of Jesus Christ for understanding, for meaning and for revelation of God’s Word! You cannot go wrong that way. Don’t rely on man’s deceived interpretation that has long been detrimental to many who falsely believe in man.

All praise and glory to God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour!

Paul’s Thorn


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Paul’s Thorn
What was the ‘thorn in Paul’s side’? Some believe he had an eye issue, some believe he may have had some bodily deformity?  Others say he may have had been stuck with a ‘fishhook’? I believe Paul’s thorn is no different than any one of ours?  We all have committed some serious sins in our past, some worse than others, depending on our individual outlook of levels of sins being worse than others? I know I am burdened with my past sins that I’ve committed that ultimately damaged my family, and I’m still in the process of cleaning up the mess and mending the wounds. No doubt God has forgiven me, and even better that God has forgotten them. However, being human, we all know how difficult it is to forget our own past injustices. Forget about those that won’t forgive, but how hard it is for those that have forgiven, but haven’t forgotten? Although God forgets our past transgressions, we humans battle the ‘forgetting’ part to an almost astronomical proportion of constantly being reminded of them. So with Paul, I’m sure he had to battle those same feelings and thoughts that we experience, the (unforgetting) part? With this being said, how difficult it would have been for Paul to forget his persecutions of Christians, all in the name of God?  Sure he was ultimately forgiven, and given an elite position of being an apostle and being entrusted with spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ!  That burden must have haunted him throughout his journey, especially being crowned the ultimate apostle of all? Can you imagine going around preaching Jesus when you were persecuting those same Christians to various degrees of punishments, even unto death?  I have to carry one of my ultimate sins with me even though I’ve been forgiven, but it is not forgotten, whether by me or others!  How worse is persecuting Christians even unto death going to be when you have been entrusted with God’s golden Words of Truth in spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
What do you all think?
All praise and glory to God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour!

The Seriousness of Preaching the Gospel


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The seriousness of preaching the Gospel. Why is that when a preacher opens up his sermon, he announces that he will only read one or two Scriptures? The perception I receive from this is, that he doesn’t want to bore or even come across too convicting, with simply reading Scriptures from the Bible? It appears that we have come to this state because we either don’t want to step on toes by reading the seriousness and truthfulness of the Word of God, and that we don’t want to offend people with reading the convicting Words of God? And we sure don’t want to bore the congregation to death either? And too many times, the preacher goes on with some story of analogies and comparisons while embellishing the story with assumptions, and events that may or may not have occurred?
And oh yeah, to put a spin on all this, the preacher adds his own flavour of comedy by inserting one-liners and jokes to make the congregation laugh and feel comfortable and relaxed while enjoying a 45-minute spiel of an embellished Bible story in a humourous fashion. I’m not against humour, especially when it’s appropriate to do so, but not continually throughout a sermon, when the Word of God is serious business to begin with. And if we are to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ as we are instructed to do, then there is no time for humour or spinning the Word to make people laugh, comfortable and at ease? I haven’t read anywhere where Jesus or the apostles are telling jokes and trying to make people laugh and comfortable and easing the conviction of the Word?

Why can’t we simply read Scripture straightforward, directly out of the Bible, verse by verse to actually deliver the full intent and impact of God’s Word? After all, Paul addressed the people of Galatia with this:
Galatians 1:6-10 I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed. 10 For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.  NKJV

I’m not saying that every preacher is purposefully being deceptive. He may even be sincere in is approach and his presentation of his sermon, however, it is still incumbent to each of us to reconcile the truth to ourselves! It’s not about being sincere, it’s about delivering the Truth of God’s Word as is, without the fluff and embellishment of humour and what if’s? So, my only point here is: That to all of you, don’t you yourselves be deceived by preachers preaching a monologue of comedy bits with embellished stories about Biblical events and characters that may or may not have occurred? And stories about personal gratification through self-motivation, self-improvement, self-prosperity and any of those feel-good speeches that intimate that you can achieve all these things on your own? Only through Jesus Christ are we able to accomplish and overcome His will through the Holy Spirit!
Galatians 3:15 15 Brethren, I speak in the manner of men: Though it is only a man’s covenant, yet if it is confirmed, no one annuls or adds to it.
Revelation 22: 18-19 18 For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

I believe it to be best to read directly straight from the Word of God and let the Holy Spirit guide and direct where any additional description is needed to help with understanding and truth! Am I the only one that feels and see it this way?  Does anyone else agree?  Does anyone else have another take/view?  I’m just believing that the preaching has become softened and decorated with colourful sprinkles?  All praise and glory to God our Father and to our LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ!

You Don’t Need A PhD In God


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There is no new revelation of God’s Word, only Truth of God’s Word that God will reveal to you. There is nothing new under the sun, only that which already has been revealed and known via the Scriptures that has already been laid out. Read the Word of God, (the Bible) to get all of your knowledge and wisdom that you need. Pray before you read and ask that God the Father will reveal to you the Truth of His Word in the name of Jesus Christ!

Why do we need a theological degree, when all the apostles were unlearned men?

The only means of receiving wisdom and knowledge comes from the Holy Spirit!

1John 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.”

To preach and teach the Word of God comes from God calling you to do it, not from receiving a degree from some educational institution that may or may not have the Truth of the Word of God abiding in them? This contributes to division of the Word of God! How? Because not every Bible college institution believes and teaches the same Scriptural Truth! This relates to all the same denominations of so-called Christianity teaching “their” truth according to whomever there founder of that denomination was?

1Corinthians 8:2 “And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.”

We need to stop thinking beyond what is written as many “men” have done in trying to interpret the Word of God.

1Corinthians 4:6 “And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.”

Pray For Revelation!

There is only one Truth, one Spirit, one Way, one Mind, one Belief and all this and more is in Jesus Christ our LORD and Saviour!

All praise and glory to God our Father and to our LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ!

Once Saved, NOT Always Saved


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First of all, I just want to say that I try and like to let the Word of God speak to your hearts, to let the Scriptures speak to you without inserting a “play-by-play” of opinions, descriptions, interpretations, or views by simply using as many Scriptures, the Word of God as I can collate. I like to use my comments as a tool pointing you toward the truth of the Scripture, and letting the Word of God speak out to you, if you are so inclined to have an open heart, mind and eyes?

Once saved always saved? Not so!

This presentation is here only to give you the truth so that you can have the hope to be ultimately saved!

People believe and have even said that God’s love is unconditional, however, that is not so, that is not the truth. If God’s love is unconditional, then no one would ultimately end up in hell?

When you read the following Scriptures, you will note or hopefully note certain key words that will tell you directly what the ultimate fate would be.

1Corinthians 15:1 Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand,

1Corinthians 15:2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to youunless you believed in vain.

As you can see above, the key word is “if” and phrase is, “if you hold fast the word”. So as we can see, there is a stipulation, “if”?

1Corinthians 15:33 Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.”

1Corinthians 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and do not sin; for some do not have the knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.

Here again, we are told, “not to sin”, for ultimately it will be to our shame? We can still be deceived, we can still sin.

1Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Here again, the above Scripture tells us to be steadfast, immovable, and abounding, otherwise, our labour would be in vain? Why would we be told this if our salvation is already sealed, already confirmed, already secured? We still have to be steadfast, working on keeping our salvation to the end.

In the following Scriptures, here, Paul is telling us that again we are susceptible of losing our salvation if we become deceived, and begin to turn away from the true Gospel of Christ. Again, we need to be steadfast in the Word of God.

Galatians 1:6 I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel,

Galatians 1:7 which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ.

Galatians 1:8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.

Galatians 1:9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.

The following Scriptures again beg the question of not following the truth of God’s Word, that there will, and could be some that will ultimately fall away from the Grace of God, from salvation.

Galatians 3:1 O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified?

Galatians 3:2 This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

Galatians 3:3 Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?

Galatians 3:4 Have you suffered so many things in vainif indeed it was in vain?

The following Scriptures will speak loudly about being deceived, about falling back into sin, and about ultimately falling from Grace!

Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

Galatians 5:2 Indeed I, Paul, say to you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing.

Galatians 5:3 And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the whole law.

Galatians 5:4 You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.

Galatians 5:5 For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

Galatians 5:6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love.

Galatians 5:7 You ran well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth?

Galatians 5:8 This persuasion does not come from Him who calls you.

Galatians 5:9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump.

Galatians 5:10 I have confidence in you, in the Lord, that you will have no other mind; but he who troubles you shall bear his judgment, whoever he is.

Galatians 5:11 And I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why do I still suffer persecution? Then the offense of the cross has ceased.

Galatians 5:12 I could wish that those who trouble you would even cut themselves off!

Galatians 5:13 For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Galatians 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.”

Galatians 5:15 But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!

Galatians 5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.

Galatians 5:18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

Galatians 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness,

Galatians 5:20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,

Galatians 5:21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Galatians 5:23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

Galatians 5:24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Galatians 5:26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

The following Scriptures once proclaim the urgency to become steadfast in the Word of God, lest anyone lose heart and grow weary and fall away from God.

Galatians 6:1 Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.

Galatians 6:2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Galatians 6:3 For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

Galatians 6:4 But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

Galatians 6:5 For each one shall bear his own load.

Galatians 6:6 Let him who is taught the Word share in all good things with him who teaches.

Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

Galatians 6:8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.

Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

Galatians 6:10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.

Another Scripture examining the point of remaining steadfast in the Word of God, increasing in knowledge and fully pleasing Him.

Colossians 1:9 For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

Colossians 1:10 that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;

Again, the key word here is “if”, if indeed you continue in the faith, being steadfast and not becoming deceived.

Colossians 1:21 And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled

Colossians 1:22 in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight

Colossians 1:23 if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.

Here is one single verse that stings!

Colossians 3:25 But he who does wrong will be repaid for what he has done, and there is no partiality.

And yet another single verse that delivers a truthful statement of not being steadfast and thus being deceived.

1Thessalonians 3:5 For this reason, when I could no longer endure it, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter had tempted you, and our labour might be in vain.

Another single verse that more than stands out!

1Thessalonians 3:8 For now we live, if you stand fast in the Lord.

We must continue to increase in knowledge and abound in love, so that our hearts may be established in holiness in God’s Word.

1Thessalonians 3:12 And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you,

1Thessalonians 3:13 so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints.

If we are once saved always saved, then God would not being using the phrase, “counted worthy”? nor, a word like “endure”? We must keep the Word of God, being grounded in His love thoroughly so that we can be counted worthy when Jesus comes for His Bride.

2Thessalonians 1:4 so that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure,

2Thessalonians 1:5 which is manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer;

Once again, two more Scriptures emphasizing the fact that we must continue steadfast in the Word of God so that we can be counted worthy of His calling.

2Thessalonians 1:11 Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power,

2Thessalonians 1:12 that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Another single verse that continues the fact of being steadfast in God’s Word.

2Thessalonians 2:15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle.

The following Scriptures speak of continuing in God’s Word otherwise, you risk being deceived and falling away from the true Gospel of Jesus Christ.

1Timothy 1:3 As I urged you when I went into Macedoniaremain in Ephesus that you may charge some that they teach no other doctrine,

1Timothy 1:4 nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather than godly edification which is in faith.

1Timothy 1:5 Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith,

1Timothy 1:6 from which some, having strayed, have turned aside to idle talk,

1Timothy 1:7 desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say nor the things which they affirm.

A single verse stating to remain in the true Gospel while continuing in it!

1Timothy 4:16 Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.

The following Scriptures use the key word, “if” and “endure”. Those that endure to the end shall be saved! If you endure to the end!

2Timothy 2:11 This is a faithful saying: For if we died with Him, We shall also live with Him.

2Timothy 2:12 If we endure, We shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us.

2Timothy 2:13 If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.

2Timothy 2:14 Remind them of these things, charging them before the Lord not to strive about words to no profit, to the ruin of the hearers.

2Timothy 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

2Timothy 2:16 But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness.

2Timothy 2:17 And their message will spread like cancer. Hymenaeus and Philetus are of this sort,

2Timothy 2:18 who have strayed concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection is already past; and they overthrow the faith of some.

2Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.”

2Timothy 2:20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honour and some for dishonour.

2Timothy 2:21 Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honour, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.

2Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

2Timothy 2:23 But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife.

2Timothy 2:24 And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient,

2Timothy 2:25 in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth,

2Timothy 2:26 and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.

We ultimately must endure and persevere!

2Timothy 3:7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

2Timothy 3:8 Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith;

2Timothy 3:9 but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.

2Timothy 3:10 But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance,

2Timothy 3:11 persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra–what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me.

2Timothy 3:12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.

2Timothy 3:13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.

2Timothy 3:14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them,

We must “endure”, keep the sound doctrine, be not deceived and keep fighting the good fight that will keep on us on the right track. The following Scriptures tells us!

2Timothy 4:2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.

2Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers;

2Timothy 4:4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.

2Timothy 4:5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

2Timothy 4:6 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand.

2Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

Avoid foolish disputes about many things, as they will ultimately cause us to stumble and fall.

Titus 3:8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men.

Titus 3:9 But avoid foolish disputes, genealogies, contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and useless.

Another single verse that speaks out.

Titus 3:14 And let our people also learn to maintain good works, to meet urgent needs, that they may not be unfruitful.

And yet another “If”!

Hebrews 3:6 but Christ as a Son over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end.

There are no “if’s” ands or buts about what the following Scriptures is saying and requiring?

Hebrews 3:12 Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God;

Hebrews 3:13 but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

Hebrews 3:14 For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end,

Wow, here is an overwhelming and powerful verse that tells you directly!

Hebrews 4:1 Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it.

And this verse is pretty blatantly obvious of what it is saying about anyone falling away and losing out on their salvation!

Hebrews 4:11 Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience.

The following Scriptures tells us again that by not being steadfast in His Word, you will fall away and lose out on your salvation altogether!

Hebrews 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit,

Hebrews 6:5 and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come,

Hebrews 6:6 if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.

The following two verses scream out about enduring to the end!

Hebrews 6:11 And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end,

Hebrews 6:12 that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

The following next Scriptures tells us in no uncertain terms that we are not, “once saved always saved?” Key words here, “hold fast” and “if”.

Hebrews 10:22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works,

Hebrews 10:25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,

Hebrews 10:27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries.

These following Scriptures should more than confirm that, “once saved, always saved” is Not true! The Scriptures speak of not throwing away your confidence, of needing endurance, of continuing in the Faith, and finally, if someone draws away from God? These verses definitely speak of losing your salvation, losing the grace that God had bestowed upon you. So be careful not to be deceived!

Hebrews 10:35 Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.

Hebrews 10:36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:

Hebrews 10:37 For yet a little while, and He who is coming will come and will not tarry.

Hebrews 10:38 Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.”

Hebrews 10:39 But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.

This next single verse tells us that we must continue to endure, that there is a race that we must race, and for us to finish the race, we must continue to endure to the end.

Hebrews 12:1 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

The following Scriptural verses depict a scenario of Parenting? If you are chastened by God, you are His son, but, if you are not chastened, then you are illegitimate, you are not a child of God.

Hebrews 12:3 For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.

Hebrews 12:4 You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin.

Hebrews 12:5 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: “My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him;

Hebrews 12:6 For whom the LORD loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives.”

Hebrews 12:7 If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten?

Hebrews 12:8 But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons.

Hebrews 12:9 Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live?

Hebrews 12:10 For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness.

Hebrews 12:11 Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

Hebrews 12:12 Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees,

Hebrews 12:13 and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.

Hebrews 12:14 Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord:

Hebrews 12:15 looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled;

Hebrews 12:16 lest there be any fornicator or profane person like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright.

Hebrews 12:17 For you know that afterward, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought it diligently with tears.

The following verses again speak of endurance, of being deceived and being drawn away from God via sin, by giving in to temptation. Do not be deceived, you can fall away from God’s salvation if you go back and continue in sin!

James 1:12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.

James 1:13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.

James 1:14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.

James 1:15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.

James 1:16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.

The following Scriptures tell us that we must abstain from sin, but also to be doers of the Word of God. We must be steadfast and continue in the Word of God by keeping the Faith, and by doing what the Word of God lays out for us to do, and not just hearers of His Word?

James 1:19 So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;

James 1:20 for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

James 1:21 Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

James 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

James 1:23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror;

James 1:24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.

James 1:25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.

James 1:26 If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless.

James 1:27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

Here is an obvious Scripture that explicitly mentions the fact that someone can fall or turn away from God, from the truth, but if a brethren turns him around, he can be saved once again!

James 5:19 Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back,

James 5:20 let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.

The following Scriptures speak of the things we need to emerge ourselves in, and the desire to make sure we stay immersed in the Word of God so that we can be sure of our salvation! Specifically, 2Peter 1:10 says it all here.

2Peter 1:4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

2Peter 1:5 But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge,

2Peter 1:6 to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness,

2Peter 1:7 to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.

2Peter 1:8 For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2Peter 1:9 For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.

2Peter 1:10 Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble;

The Scriptures here pretty much says it all as well! It speaks of someone becoming saved, knowing the Way of righteousness, but somehow, for some reason turning away from the Word of God. Again, don’t be deceived, you can fall away and lose your salvation, don’t be that person!

2Peter 2:20 For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning.

2Peter 2:21 For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them.

2Peter 2:22 But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: “A dog returns to his own vomit,” and, “a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.”

The following Scriptures below are so very important, as are all of them of course! Don’t be caught turning away once you have been enlightened to the Word of God.

2Peter 3:14 Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless;

2Peter 3:15 and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation–as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you,

2Peter 3:16 as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.

2Peter 3:17 You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked;

2Peter 3:18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.

Is the truth in you? Do you know the truth? Do you know what the truth is? But once you do know the truth, don’t turn away from it! Continue in it, continue seeking for more, and becoming grounded, steadfast in the Word of God. And again, the key word “if” is here.

1John 2:3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.

1John 2:4 He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

1John 2:5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.

1John 2:6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.

Here is a single verse depicting what the ultimate outcome could for those that does not abide in Christ to the end.

1John 2:17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

The next two Scriptures are so powerful, it demands your complete attention!

1John 3:9 Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.

1John 3:10 In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother.

If you are born of God, you do not sin! However, if you do sin, it means you have fallen away and/or are falling away. But you can come back to God, but come back soon!

1John 5:18 We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him.

1John 5:19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.

1John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.

Don’t lose those things you have worked for to know, is what these next verses proclaim!

2John 1:8 Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward.

2John 1:9 Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son.

Don’t stumble, don’t fall back, don’t give in to temptation and sin! Jesus is coming back for those that are faultless, blameless, spotless and without blemish, all of these things depicting being without sin!

Jude 1:24 Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,


All praise, glory and honour to God our Father and to our LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ!

The New Jerusalem


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In Revelation 21:2, John describes seeing the New Jerusalem, which in another Scripture measures at 1500 miles wide by 1500 miles deep by 1500 miles high, coming down out of heaven, (Revelation 21:16). There are some that believe that this New Jerusalem will be resurrected here on this present earth when Jesus comes to reign during the millennial reign, (a thousand years)? However, both beliefs are incorrect. As Jesus said, John 18:36 “Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.” Jesus is currently ruling and reigning now, ever since He ascended to heaven to sit at the right hand of the Throne of God! Which of course symbolises a King ruling and reigning. If His kingdom was not for that time, it is surely not for any future time here on earth, since He said, “that His kingdom is not of this world.” His kingdom will not be of this world at any time! But for now, His kingdom is now, within us as He is ruling and reigning now, Luke 17:21  “Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”

The vision John is seeing about the New Jerusalem, is regarding the end of the age, end of the world, when Jesus comes for His bride, and takes His church to inhabit the new Holy City on the new earth that He created, along with a new heaven, (Rev. 21:1).

What John is seeing in this vision is a glimpse of what is to take place when Jesus comes for His Bride, the Church, the Saints that endured to the end. The New Jerusalem, the Mansion that is to be built for us, the body of Christ, that Jesus was talking about in John 14:2-3, is the New Jerusalem that will be awaiting us on the new earth that awaits for those of us that have been born again, baptised in water, filled with the Holy Spirit, loved God with all of our hearts, soul, mind and strength. Also, for all of us that have endured to the end, have persevered, have displayed the godly love to our neighbour, and that have lived a holy life without blemish, (Ephesians 5:27).

These are descriptions that we can imagine, that we can put our human thoughts to, however, in reality, everything will be spiritual and will not be of this world. Remember, we will have no memory of this current life we live. Revelation 21:4 “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”

Once that transition takes place, when Jesus comes at His second coming, and we will all be changed at the blink of an eye, there will be no need for any remembrance of this old past earth. It will be forever changed, living forever with God in the form of Jesus Christ, but even Jesus will have a new name as we all will have a new name. Revelation 3:12 “Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.”

My whole point here is, to remind, to inform you all not to be deceived, not to swallow everything you hear that may sound nice, cool, right, smooth, articulate or whatever? Read the Word of God for yourself and pray, and request that God the Father reveal, and confirm the Truth to you in the name of Jesus Christ our LORD and Saviour! For we must all be of one mind in one Spirit of our LORD Jesus Christ!

All honour, glory and praise to God our Father and to our LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ!

You Don’t Need Bible College


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Jesus taught the disciples and the people.

The disciples, now apostles, went on to teach the people and make disciples of whomever received the Word and acted upon it. They started and built churches throughout the world. The Word of God became available in written form in scrolls, pages, and books. The Holy Spirit is our Teacher. We don’t need to depend on men to fully understand and grasp what the Word of God means. We don’t need to go to some Bible college to learn different versions of what men have interpreted God’s Word to mean. The Holy Spirit is our Teacher and will guide us to all Truth!
1John 2:27But 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.”

The thing is, what Bible college would you choose to attend? What denomination do you belong to or want to belong to? There are so many different Bible colleges that teach different meanings of the Scriptures, different interpretations, different viewpoints and analysis?
2Peter 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
2Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

This is a great problem, a great deception! We must all be of one mind and to have the mind of Christ! Are you being preached the same message that Jesus Himself preached and taught? Are you being preached the same message that the apostles preached and taught? Are you receiving the same Message, the same Gospel? Don’t be deceived! There is only One body of Christ, not multiple! There is only One Church, not denominations! One church, One body of Christ, One church of God encompassing all the members of the body of Christ! Is your church teaching and preaching the One True Gospel of Jesus Christ?! Read, search and pray yourselves for the Truth of God’s Word, for confirmation of what you are hearing?! We must all be One in Jesus Christ! And we all can’t accomplish that if we all belong to different denominations preaching a different Gospel, a different Jesus which is not the same Jesus Christ of the One True Gospel!
2Corinthians 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.
Romans 12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
Romans 15:6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
2Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
Philippians 2:2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Philippians 3:16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.
1Peter 3:8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:
1Peter 4:1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;


Are you reading the Gospel of Jesus Christ for yourselves so that you won’t be deceived?! Pray before you read for understanding, for revelation, for enlightenment, for the Truth! Don’t Be Deceived! All praise and glory to God our Father and Jesus Christ our LORD and Saviour!

Witness The True Gospel of Jesus Christ


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The Word of God, (The Bible) warned us about such things. About men going about preaching with fancy words, twisting them for our condemnation! They speak with subtlety, with words arranged in colourful décor that so entices even those that may be steadfast in the Word of God? Even preachers are toning down the Gospel! They don’t want to speak of hell nor any of those dirty words like, lasciviousness, vile, greedy, murderer, drunkard, men lying with men, women lying with women, liars and so on! I’m here to ‘remind’ you, that we all need to be reminded at times. If we aren’t reminding one another, we aren’t completely doing our full job in doing the Lords work.

Romans 15:15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written more boldly to you on some points, as reminding you, because of the grace given to me by God,

1Corinthians 4:17 For this reason I have sent Timothy to you, who is my beloved and faithful son in the Lord, who will remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach everywhere in every church.

2Timothy 1:6 Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

2Timothy 2:14 Remind them of these things, charging them before the Lord not to strive about words to no profit, to the ruin of the hearers.

Titus 3:1 Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work,

2Peter 1:12  For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth.

2Peter 1:13 Yes, I think it is right, as long as I am in this tent, to stir you up by reminding you,

Jude 1:5  But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.


We must be sure that we are witnessing the good news, the Gospel of Jesus Christ! And we must be sure we are preaching, teaching and ministering the correct Gospel! We must be sure we are delivering the true message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Repent! Be Baptised in the name of Jesus Christ! And pursue the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Holy Spirit! Then administer the gifts as it is the will of God for us to do, in the manner in which He has us to do it! If we seriously understand what the Gospel is, then we must know that we must witness to others so that they may too partake of the promise of Salvation for eternity! Then we won’t get lost in the peripheral, negligible, meaningless fallacies of false doctrine contrary to what Paul was preaching and speaking of in Galatians chapter one. We must remain steadfast in the Word of God, and all that it instructs us to do.


2Corinthians 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.


Galatians 1 King James Version

1 Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)

And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia:

Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,

Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:

To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:

Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.

12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

So I remind you again fellow brothers and sisters in Jesus, that we are to pray for understanding of God’s Word, not just take any man’s word. Test the spirits as we are also instructed to do, to make sure that the spirit is of God! Pray, read and confirm the Truth of God’s Word, it’s all you have to depend on for your salvation!

Deception is in the air, it is all around us! I don’t want to be deceived! I want to know the Truth! We must all be of one mind! How serious are you in wanting to know the Truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and not fall for any ‘ol enticing words that some evil person may be spewing?

2Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

Philippians 2:2  Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

1Peter 3:8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:


All praise and glory be to God our Father and our LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ!

Be Not Troubled


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Not all wars had to do with religion. Wars came about regarding trades, opium, land, gold, silver, drug trade, slave trade and just about anything man could think about fighting over?

There were wars before Jesus, and of course wars and rumours of wars after Jesus!

As Jesus stated in the following Scriptures:

Matthew 24:6  And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

Mark 13:7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.

Luke 21:9 But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.

As we can see, Jesus said, “not to be troubled” with all the sounds of wars and rumours of wars. All these things (wars and rumours of wars) must first come to pass, but the end is not yet! “All these things are just the beginning of sorrows!”

As we can see, those wars and rumours of wars have been fulfilled, and have continued right on through to the present! So then, why are we worried or concerned about the wars and rumours of wars that continue to go on around us?

Perhaps through the centuries, people of those various era’s were fearful and afraid as well? But look where we are? Centuries have passed by, and the only concern for those before us, should have been being right with God! The end hasn’t happened after any of those previous wars during the last two thousand years?

Jesus did not give us a spirit of fear!

2Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Jesus gave us the spirit of peace, comfort, joy and strength; along with power, and of love, and of a sound mind! Remember, Jesus already told us when the end will come:
Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

Mark 13:10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.

As we can see, the Gospel has been preached throughout all the nations. So, whether it be that Jesus is tarrying or simply hasn’t decided that it is time yet, we know that the return of Jesus, His second coming could be at any moment!

Jesus said that His coming will be like a thief in the night, no one knows when He will return, not the day, nor the hour! We must simply all be ready, not just for His coming, but upon your death if it so happens to be? That will indeed be your last day! Therefore, we must all be ready for that glorious Day, whether you die first and rise from the grave upon His coming or alive and meet those from the grave that rose first upon His coming with His glorious angels!

Also as Jesus has said below: All those things that Jesus was telling the apostles must first come to pass, be fulfilled, have taken place, before the end of that generation. All that is left to be fulfilled now, is the actual second coming of Jesus Christ our LORD and Saviour!

Matthew 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

Mark 13:30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.

Luke 21:22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.

Luke 21:32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.

So remember, Jesus did not give us the spirit of fear. We’re not to be fearful, nor concerned with the goings on of the world, but to be ready and abiding in Christ in the Holy Spirit of Truth! We are to be looking for His coming, not looking for signs of the end times, which there are not, (the only signs will be the ones that precede the instant Jesus comes, on that last Day) but to be focused on witnessing God’s Word to as many people as possible. To be fruitful with the administering of the gifts of the Holy Spirit that God has given us, by producing the righteous fruits of the gifts of the Spirit, i.e. the word of wisdom; the word of knowledge; faith; the gifts of healing; the working of miracles; prophecy; discerning of spirits; divers kinds of tongues; and the interpretation of tongues.

Jesus is coming as a thief in the night on the last day. Your last day could be your death, so you must be ready! Even if you are alive when Jesus comes, you must be ready! All that have died before us, it was their last day! There was no concern with signs with them. It just comes down to being ready, whether you rise from the grave or rise while remaining upon His coming!

You Must Be of A Broken and Contrite Heart


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It’s not about saying some non-Biblical sinners prayer and ask God to come into your heart and think that you are automatically saved and filled with His Spirit? It actually requires much more than that!

You don’t just decide that you want to ask God to come in your heart and say a few words or repeat some words that a man is telling you to? Then once you are done, he then tells you that you are saved! Wrong! This procedure is not Biblical, not how it is done. Actually, you must first hear the call of God, God calling you to Him, and respond as such! Then you must repent, and be baptised, immersed in water.

If the Gospel is for us today, then the Holy Spirit is for us as well!

If God called you, and you answered, you must repent, be baptised in water, then you would be filled with the Holy Spirit, speak in tongues, or at least have the gift of healing, interpretation, wisdom, knowledge, prophecy, if not, then did God really call you? Did God really fill you with the Holy Spirit? Did you answer the call? You must answer the call of God, not ask him to simply come into your heart to be your personal Saviour! For the gift of the Holy Spirit is to all that are afar off, as many as the LORD God shall call.

You must be of a broken and contrite heart

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptised every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Acts 2:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

Matthew 21:44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

Luke 20:18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

Psalms 34:18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

Psalms 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

Isaiah 66:2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.