Romans 8 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV) Part 1

 

This Chapter is one of my favorites. It is an excellent chapter to use for morning devotions.

  1. There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” The devil is always trying to condemn God’s children. Jesus is always trying to encourage and forgive God’s children. When we listen to the enemy we are not walking in the spirit, and walking by faith.

  2. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” Jesus said, “Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32). The spirit of life in Christ Jesus is walking in the knowledge of the good news of the Gospel. Knowing that you are saved and forgiven, and you can’t loose your Salvation. Actually walking around in condemnation is denying what Jesus did for you ,when he died on the cross and rose from the dead. God wants us, His children to be a shining light, and full of JOY. We should be the happiest, most loving, most kindest, and forgiving people on the face of the earth, knowing that God’s Only Law Is LOVE, and that Jesus will always be with us, and that we don’t have to keep a bunch of rules from man to get to heaven.

  3. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:” Jesus went through all the things that we go through, so he could understand us and love us and have mercy on us, yet he is the only one who never sinned.

  4. that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”If we walk after the spirit and not after the flesh we are walking real righteousness. Please READ : “Real Righteousness”, in www.answersintheword.com

  5. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.” This doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy the pleasures of the flesh in the spirit. Think about that one. The things of the spirit are, Love, Forgiveness, and Mercy. God created us to love him and enjoy his creation forever, and to help others to do the same!

  6. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”Unforgiveness and a lack of love can cause physical sickness, but forgiveness which is being spiritually minded brings on life and peace.

  7. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.” Like we said , “The Only Law of God is LOVE.” This is a very radical statement if you really think about it.

  8. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” You can’t please God unless your are walking around in Love and Forgiveness like Jesus did. This is walking in the Spirit of God. “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good;and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy,and to walk humbly with thy God?” (Micah 6:8).

  9. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.” Remember that the sins of the flesh are nothing compared to the sins of the spirit, which are a lack of love, forgiveness, mercy and faith.

Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I  believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

 

WHO IS YOUR SAVIOUR ?

Remember as you read this teaching: In the Old Testament every time it mentions God, Lord, or Saviour, it’s taking about God, Jesus & the Holy Spirit, who are ONE in SPIRIT, and UNITY, but they are three different persons. READ our class’s on “The Trinity Explained”, and “Some Helpful Hebrew & Greek”, for a better understanding.

2 Samuel 22:3

the God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my Saviour; thou savest me from violence.

Psalm 106:21

They forgat God their Saviour, which had done great things in Egypt;

Isaiah 43:3

For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.

Isaiah 43:11

I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no Saviour.

 Isaiah 45:15

Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour.

Isaiah 45:21

Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the Lord? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.

Isaiah 49:26

And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the Lord am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.

Isaiah 60:16

Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the Lord am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.

Isaiah 63:8

For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Saviour.

Jeremiah 14:8

O the hope of Israel, the Saviour thereof in time of trouble, why shouldest thou be as a stranger in the land, and as a wayfaring man that turneth aside to tarry for a night?

Hosea 13:4

Yet I am the Lord thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no Saviour beside me.

Luke 1:47

and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

Luke 2:11

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

John 4:42

and said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.

 Acts 5:31

Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

 Acts 13:23

Of this man’s seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus:

Ephesians 5:23

For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the Saviour of the body.

Philippians 3:20

For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

1 Timothy 1:1

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

1 Timothy 2:3

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

1 Timothy 4:10

For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.

Titus 1:3

but hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;

 Titus 1:4

to Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.

Titus 2:10

not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.

 Titus 2:13

looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

Titus 3:4

But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,

 Titus 3:6

which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;

 2 Peter 1:1

Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:

 2 Peter 1:11

for so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

 2 Peter 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 therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.

 2 Peter 3:2

that ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:

2 Peter 3:18

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

1 John 4:14

And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.

 Jude 1:25

to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I  believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

 

IN THE LORD’S ARMY THERE IS NO DISCHARGE

A CALL TO BATTLE. ATTACK !
ARE YOU IN THE LORD’S ARMY ?

We as Christians are at war against satan and his forces,and we have all been drafted in to serve in the Lord’s army as soon as you got saved. lt’s not like being in the armies of this world where you only serve for a time, but in the Lords army there is no discharge. You’re in for Life, lifers until the day God calls you home, and guess what, the war still goes on in the spirit world too.

“There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.”( Ecclesiastes 8:8). The Lord doesn’t want people to just use him as a fire escape,as many do, but to help reach the many lost souls that are about to fall off the cliff. lf you saw someone about to drive off a cliff and they didn’t even know it, you would surely try and stop them, right? Well that is what is happening spiritually.“Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.” (II Timothy 2: 3,4). “Put on the whole Armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole Armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God: praying always with all prayer and supplication in the spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;”(Ephesians 6:11-18). You may lose a few battles, but you haven’t lost the war, the war is not over until every soul is won. Jesus said, “the gates of Hell shall not prevail against his CHURCH.” (Matthew 16:18) THIS IS NOT A PICTURE OF HIS CHURCH HIDING BEHIND A WALLED FORTRESS WHILE THE ENEMY ATTACKS, BUT IT IS A PICTURE OF THE CHURCH ATTACKING THE VERY GATES OF HELL ITSELF!!! The trumpet is sounding the attack is on, pick up your sword, ATTACK ! ATTACK ! ATTACK ! Come on lets roll ! ! ! ! !

God wants volunteers not draftees in his end time Special Forces Army. They that take up the Cross shall wear the Crown! The Lord requires more of you who are in his inner circle than of the other 70 and of those who follow him afar off. Like he did with his 12 disciples who became powerful Leaders and teachers and were mightily used of the Lord after years of training and breakings and testing and learning lessons. “There is no discharge in that war.” (Ecclesiastes 8:8). Perhaps some furloughs or time to pray and rest, but don’t go a.w.o.l. ( away with out leave). You are in too deep, you know too much. You are highly accountable for all the truth that you have been given, or all you could have learned. Do you sometimes get rebuked by your Elders in the Lord? It is better than getting rebuked by the Lord. I would rather have a pack of hounds after me than the hound of Heaven. “When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long. For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.” (Psalm 32:3,4 ). “And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: for whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; and make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed. “(Hebrews 12:5-12). We need to pray and ask the Lord to show us how deep is our love for him ? “Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you. “(Hebrews 13:17). If you get rebuked and blasted, you can take it one of two ways.You can either humbly take it and submitt and get blessed and learn and grow, or you can get offended and stomp off in your pride. “Great peace have they that love thy law and nothing shall offend them.” (Psalm 119:165).You can realize that you must have deserved it, and take the correction, and just think of all the times you deserved it and didn’t get the correction for things that you have said and done. Just take it and grow spiritually. GOD WANTS TO MAKE A LEADER OUT OF YOU ! All leaders go through the school of hard knocks and breakings. It’s just up to you how long you have to stay in school, but don’t leave school until the bell rings. Are you going to dive into Gods Word and will or just sit on the side and maybe touch your toe in the water? You are not your own you are bought with a price by the precious blood of Jesus Christ . He gave his all for you.“ For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.” (1 Peter 2:20). When gold is dug out of the earth they melt it down with a hot fire and all the dross and impurities come to the top and are scraped off and only the pure gold remains. So it is with us. We are in Gods refining process. “Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.” (Luke 20:18). Jesus is the stone, fall on him. “The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite (crushed) spirit.”(Psalms 34:18).

Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

 

Choose this day whom ye shall serve!

   “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12).

The Democratic Party has become the Devils Party, in fact the Devil is the leader of it, and all the people that Vote for it are voting for his party. A vote for the Democrats is a vote for killing Babies, through their so called procedure of Abortion. If you vote for the Democrats your voting for killing babies, and your voting for the Godless Socialist which is really Communist & Anti-God. “The wicked shall be turned into hell and all of the nations that forget God.” ( Psalm 9:17). Those that vote for Democrats shall receive the judgements and wrath of God, and those that don’t vote are just as guilty. So get out and vote, don’t be a lukewarm, stuck in the mud Christian, get out and vote for the Republicans, thus saith the Lord.

CREMATION

 

CREMATION”

This subject has come up lately and the Lord has been leading me to write on it. The Devil really likes Cremation, in fact his whole plan is to destroy you both physically and spiritually! What if we didn’t have graves of great Christians to remind us and be a witness to us of the miracles that God did through them and with their lives.

In the ancient world, cremation was the normal practice of Greeks and Romans. Many of them believed in the immortality of the soul and saw no reason to give special attention to the body. Hindus, with their doctrine of reincarnation, practiced cremation, and still do today. At the other extreme were the Egyptians, who preserved the corpse by mummification.

As the catacombs in Rome attest, the early Christians insisted on burying their dead. Why were Christians so concerned about the body’s proper disposal? The body of every human is created by God, in his image, and deserves to be treated with respect; When the Word became flesh in the Incarnation, God uniquely hallowed human life and bodily existence forever; “The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory as the only begotten of the father full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14). The Holy Spirit dwells within believers, making their bodies vessels of honor; and As Jesus himself was buried and raised bodily from the dead, so Christians believed their burial was a witness to the bodily resurrection to come. Cremation does not honor God or please him. “How beautiful are thy feet with shoes, O prince’s daughter! The joints of thy thighs are like jewels, the work of the hands of a cunning workman.” (Song of Solomon 7:1).

 Your body is beautiful in Gods eyes, even your feet, especially if you are preaching the Gospel. “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!” (Isaiah 52:7). “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” (Psalms 139:14). “We are fearfully and wonderfully made, Who are you to burn up God’s property? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (1 Corinthians 6:20). “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” (Genesis 1:26.27). Your carnal mind is the enemy of God, (Romans 8:6,7).` Don’t lean to your own understanding.

 

Many martyrs were burned to death, but Christians believed God would bring them forth undamaged at the resurrection. In the context of the early church, where cremation was associated with pagan rituals and beliefs, burial seemed a more loving, reverent way to bear witness to God’s ultimate victory over death.

The first cremation in America took place in 1876, accompanied by readings from Charles Darwin and the Hindu scriptures. Cremation started as an ungodly ceremony and still is! It is associated with an ungodly spirit of rebellion which is as the sin of witchcraft!

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (1 Corinthians 6:19,20)

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.”(1 Corinthians 3:16,17). You wouldn’t burn down a church.

Sometimes one can not avoid being burned up or destroyed by an explosion such as an atom bomb. If such be the case God is able to bring every tiny speck or molecule or proton or electron back together in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye at the resurrection at the 7th trump at the rapture when our old bodies are transformed into our new bodies which last for ever.

Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” (1 Corinthians 15:51,52)

After all Jesus Christ himself, the Son of The Living God who said, “Follow me and do as I do”, had himself, his own body buried in a tomb, as prophesied in the Scriptures and not burned up! We his followers and fellow believers, and brothers and sisters should do the same. Who would want his child to be burned up? Even if their spirit is not in their body anymore, their body is all we have left in this world. And it is nice to have a place to go to remember them, where their body is buried and their grave is marked with their name and hopefully a cross so they can still be a witness. When people do this it helps them to reflect on their life and the good times and good things, and God. “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true,whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, what so ever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:11). Don’t be selfish and deprive others of this special time and place!

Beloved this message is straight from God and Jesus Christ his Only Begotten SON, and the Holy Ghost! When Jesus spoke the people were either sad, mad, or glad, if this message doesn’t make you glad it’s probably because you need to change your way of thinking about this subject, so you can be glad and not sad or mad.

 

DON’T COMPROMISE !!!

 

Don’t be Politically Correct ! Be Scripturally Correct ! “How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?”(John 5:44). Even if everyone disagrees with you and doesn’t like what you say just remember God does, So make sure what you say is from the Lord and lines up with the Scriptures. One with God is a Majority, If you have God and Jesus Christ & the Holy Ghost on your side you also have the greatest Army of Angels on your side, Commanded by Jesus Christ himself, and his top General Angels, Micheal & Gabriel. “If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Roman 8: 31b). “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8: 38-39). “But Jesus did not commit him self unto them, because he knew all men. And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.” (John 2:24-25). “Not with eye service, as men pleasers; but as the servants of Christ,doing the will of God from the heart; With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:” (Ephesians 6:6-7). “Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.” (Luke 6:22). “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” (2Timothy 3:12). So Stand up for the TRUTH even if it costs you, they that bear the cross shall wear the crown. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad. If they arrested you for being a Christian would there be enough evidence to convict you? Stand Up ! Stand Up for Jesus ye soldiers of the Cross, left high his royal banner, it must not suffer loss! From victory to victory. His Army shall he lead, till every foe is vanquished, and Christ is Lord in deed.!!!

Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I  believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

 

 

Real Righteousness ( Part 2)

 

But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.” (Isaiah 64:6). You mean the best our own self righteousness can ever get is like a filthy rag in God’s eyes? Yes, that is what the Bible says, and that is not talking about a regular rag, what that scripture is talking about is a filthy mensterous rag! If you are depending or trusting in your own righteousness, then you are trusting in the worst rag possible.

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6).

Who is like unto the Lord our God, who dwelleth on high, who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!” (Psalm 113:5-6).

Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight.”(Job 15:15).

However, you can never be to bad for Jesus, only too good, by thinking that you are really righteous and holy, and you can make it by yourself and you don’t need Jesus. All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” (John 6:37).

And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” (Luke 5:31-32).

If you think that someday your going to perfect yourself to become some kind of a sinless saint before you can start preaching the Gospel, you might as well forget it, because that day is never coming. Some of the greatest people that God used in the Bible, were big sinners. Some of the biggest regrets of people in Heaven are those who did not preach the Gospel because the devil tricked them into thinking that they were not good enough to preach the Gospel.

Our only hope is in the Blood of Jesus Christ. Nothing in my hands I bring only to thy cross I cling.

The sins of the flesh are almost nothing, compared to the sins of the Spirit, such as a lack of love, mercy, and forgiveness.

It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22-23)

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.”(James 1:27).

The reason God allowed us to be this way, ever since Adam & Eve, is to show us we need Jesus Christ His Only Begotten Son.

Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I  believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

 

 

Real Righteousness (Part 1)

 

 

“not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;” (Titus 3:5). God’s idea of Righteousness is truly different than mans. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.” (Isaiah 55:8). ” for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.” (1 Samuel 6:7b). Gods idea of Righteousness is the sinner who knows he needs Jesus Christ and knows he can’t get to Heaven by his own goodness or works. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.”(Ephesians 2:8-9). “And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.” (Luke 18:9-14). “The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!” (Luke 7:34). That’s the kind of people Jesus hung out with and ministered to. “Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.”(Luke 7:47).

Satan trembles when he sees the weakest Saint upon his knees, this is God’s picture of strength, and righteousness. Gods idea of righteousness is not doing a bunch of dont’s but a bunch of do’s. Not like the Nuns, who do a bunch of none of this or that’s. If you can’t laugh at that, this message is not for you.

Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

 

 

 

Sacrifices

“So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.” (Luke 17:10) . You mean after we have done all that Jesus commanded us and even laid down our lives for him and the Gospels sake everyday, that we should say we are unprofitable servants, and have done that which is our duty to do? Yes, that is what Jesus said. “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.” (Psalms 51:17). Livingston, the famous Missionary to Africa when he was found by Stanley said, I have never made a sacrifice , compared to what Jesus did for me. “Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.” (Luke 7:47). How much have you been forgiven? It will show by how much you love Jesus.  For the love of Christ constraineth us;” (2 Corinthians 5:14a). And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. (Luke 9:23-24). ” I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35). You just can’t out give God, he will top your sacrifice every time. “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.” ( John 3:16). ” But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.” ( 2 Corinthians 10:17).I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:1-2)
A Sacrifice is something that hurts, or will cost you time, strength, money, and giving of yourself, doing something that your flesh does not want to do, but your Spirit does. Even if nobody sees what your doing, just remember that God, Jesus , and The Holy Spirit see you.
Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.