Taking Correction and Gaining from it !!!

It is really hard for most of us to take correction because of our pride. They say the three hardest words to say are; ” I Was Wrong”, or “I am Sorry”. “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.” (Hebrews 12:11). “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.” (1Peter 2:20). In other words, if you take the correction and say; Well Lord I don’t think I deserved this correction, but I am going to receive it anyway, because I know I deserve it for all the times I did wrong and didn’t get rebuked or corrected for it. The boomerang comes back! Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. (Galatians 6:7). This kind of attitude pleases the Lord and you will find his love and mercy, and blessings upon you! Remember God’s word says; If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I am perfect, it shall also prove me perverse.”(Job 9:20).By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honour, and life.”(Proverbs 22:4).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). So take the correction and gain from it and grow in the Lord, don’t fight it.” Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? “(Galatians 4:16). Jesus said; “He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.”(John 12:48). Be thankful that someone cares about you enough to spend their time to try and help you. Have some  fear of the Lord, and respect of Godly counsel. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”(Proverbs 1:7). He that hath and ear to hear let him hear. We all deserve Hell and Prison anyway. “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).“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).Open rebuke is better than secret love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.“(Proverbs 27:5-6).

 

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 believe 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.       

 

SLEEP

It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.”(Psalm 127:2). Many times I have woken up from a bad dream rebuking the devil in The Name of Jesus !! Sleep is very important for your physical well being and your spiritual well being.For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,that he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword”. (Job 33:14-18). The Lord can speak to us when we fall into a deep sleep and we are under his control in your subconscious state of mind and spirit. So fill your day with good business like preaching the Gospel and doing good things. It is said about Jesus,“who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him”.(Acts 10:38b). We should really sincerly pray over ourselves when we go to sleep and for our children, and family that we will have good dreams and sweet sleep from God in the Name of Jesus Christ. The enemy, the devil, and his demons also try and attack us when we sleep and drift off to the spirit world. I know you can’t always get your needed sleep because of children,work, and a host of other reasons. Just do your best to try and the Lord will help you to get the right amount of sleep because he wants you to do that. We have 24 hours a day and 1/3rd. of that should be used for sleeping, which is 8 hours. Claim the blood of Jesus Christ over yourselves before going to bed.The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.” (Psalm 34:7). “The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.” (Ecclesiates 5:12).Make it a good day and night by filling your heart and life with good things like love and kindness and prayer.“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever 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 4:8). “For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool’s voice is known by multitude of words.”(Ecclesiates 5:3). I don’t usually remember all my dreams, but sometimes certain ones. And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:” (Acts 2:17).  Many times the Lord gives me direction when I am about to get up and I am between sleep and becoming awake, like this message he gave me and told me to share it with you. If your not getting enough good quality sleep you are not only hurting yourself, but everyone around you because you won’t be at your best the next day. So get some good sleep and dreams so you can do your best for Jesus. Amen? Make time for Jesus dream time. So you can have a good Jesus job time the rest of the day.    

  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 believe 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.       

James Chapter 3

My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.

For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.

Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.

Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!

And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:

But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.

Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?

Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.

But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.

This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.

 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

Friends

It seems most everyone is desiring to find friends. I have never had any good results in finding good friends, except Jesus Christ. This is what Jesus said about friends. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.” ( John 15:13-15).  “A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” (Proverbs 18:24). No man is an Island, we all effect one another, therefore chose your friends carefully, they will have a lasting effect on you.Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?” (Proverbs 6:27). Be careful, some people will just want to use you. “Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:” (Proverbs 22:24). Ask Jesus for the gift of discernment of spirits. A real friend will stick with you through thick or thin, good times or bad in sickness and in health. Jesus and my wife are the best friends I have ever found. Your friends don/t need an explanation and your enemies wouldn’t believe it anyway. Jesus said, he will never leave you or forsake you and that he would be with you always, even to the end of the world.(Hebrews 13:5b & Matthew 28:20). I have found that I don’t need any fair weather friends that distract me from a relationship with Jesus and that includes  relatives and myself. Some people are so into themselves that they love themselves so much and think they are so great and cool, that they just worship themselves more than God, who made them, and they are even always taking selfies pictures of themselves.He must increase, but I must decrease. (John 3:30).And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.” ( Matthew 10:36-38). But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.” (Mark 6 :4) I guess because if you hang around them a lot they will see what a bad guy sinner you really are and wont respect you or even read what you write, and think, “how could God speak through or use this guy.” Jesus only took Peter and James and John when he went up on the mountain and was transfigured and they heard the voice of God, ( Mark 9:2-4). ” And they all forsook him and fled.”( Mark 14:50). It is better to just have Jesus as your most trusted friend. Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight.”(Job 15:15). My job is just to deliver the message www.answersintheword.com and what they do with it is up to them. Maybe you could try and find a handful of trusted friends, sometimes it’s like finding a needle in a haystack, and watch out for that needle if you do find it, because it can prick you and hurt you pretty bad. May the Lord help you! It’s better to have no friends than bad friends.

HOPE FOR US ALL !!!

An Easter Message for all who need to be encouraged !!

Accountability

Your in to deep ! You know to much!  You will have to give account for all the truth you know and have read and learned from this web site, and I will have to give account if I don’t tell you what the Lord gave me to tell you,and if you think you can get out of it by not learning more and just continuing in your little dream world, you are mistaken because you will also be accountable for what you could have learned but didn’t. Read: Ezekiel 3:17-19. Someday we will all see Jesus and will be accountable for what we did in our lives with the truth that he gave us.For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.” (II Corinthians 5:10). Do what you can with what you’ve got where you are, or get to the place and situation where you can do more good.. “And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.” (John 5:19). Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16). It’s like you have been given the cure for cancer, or some other dreaded disease, now what are you going to do about it, how many people will you tell about it and save? “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” (II Timothy 2:2).His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”(Matthew 25:23).  “Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.” (John 6:27). It’s like you are writing your own pay check that you will receive from the Lord forever. Think about IT !

Say this prayer if you want to be saved and born again: 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.

Should We Forgive and Forget?

Should we forgive and forget? This is a good question. Peter (one of Jesus’s disciples) asked JesusThen came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.” ( Matthew 18:21-22). We should forgive everyone who ask us so we can be forgiven ourselves. Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.” ( Matthew 7:1-5).

You don’t have to forgive unless you want to be forgiven. “He that cannot forgive breaks down the bridge that he himself must cross over!” You don’t have to forget unless you want your sins to be forgotten. To not forgive and forget is like taking in a poison and can make you physically sick, and can even eventually kill you. It is better off for you personally to forgive and forget. Why carry around such heavy baggage, like a bag of unneeded rocks, or dirty laundry.

The Lord says, He takes away our sins, as far as the East is from the West, and guess what, they never meet. The devil is the only one that remembers our sins, so he can remind, and condemn us, and accuse us, God forgives and forgets our sins if we ask him. Are you like the Devil who remembers sins, or like God, and Jesus, and The Holy Spirit who forgives and forgets others sins and your own? They do things a lot different in Heaven than we do here on earth. Somethings we have to work on like being in a happy good place in Heaven, and earth. In fact you can have a little bit of Heaven right now by forgiving and forgetting.We don’t have to work for our Salvation, thank you Jesus, but we do have to work on our rewards and our relationship with Jesus. So if you forgive and also forget you will be pleasing the Lord and helping yourself ! How deep does your love go?  “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

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.

 

Wisdom and Wise Speech

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.” (Proverbs 25:11). Ask God for wisdom with your words and he will give ti to you. “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him” (James1:5).   “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” (Proverbs 21:11). Remember God created everything out of nothing by His Word. He just spoke creation into existence. Our words are so serious and important. If we only realized this we would be in fear of what we spoke. No man is an island we affect all around us by what we say.    “A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.” (Proverbs 29:11). Why open our mouths and remove all doubt? “Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.” (Proverbs 17:28). Whole wars have been fought and millions killed over Words.“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”(Matthew 5:9). Try & Pray & Think before you say.

                       JAMES 3: 1-18

“My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and  of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whither soever the governor listeth. Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: but the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? 12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

 “Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.” “Pray without ceasing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:17).And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;” (Luke 18:1). We are supposed to be Ambassadors, and Representatives of Christ. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.” (Matthew 12:36). If you are cussing a lot ask Jesus to help you and forgive you, and he will. Choose your friends wisely and who you hang around with. They will affect you for good or bad. Do you want to please the Lord or not or do you even care? You should for your own sake and well Being. There are no neutrals in God’s eyes. You are either serving the Lord or the Devil !!! “From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee. But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.” (Matthew 16:21-28). “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”(Joshua 24:15). The Lord gave me this for me and you!!

Say this prayer if you want to be saved and born again: 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.

Are you Born Again?

If you died right now would you go to Heaven or Hell ? Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.  Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. (John 3: 3-8). Salvation is simple all you have to do is receive Jesus Christ as your Saviour, by asking him to come into your heart. that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10) You can find happiness, joy, forgiveness, and peace by just saying this simple prayer , and you will be born again spiritually. Remember Jesus said: “I will never leave you or forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5b) Please read the Book of John in the Bible, and check out the website www.answersintheword.com to learn more about Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God.

Say this prayer if you want to be saved and born again: 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.

 

THE SPIRIT BEHIND SPORTS AND GAMING

 

 

In Nicaragua and El Salvador, over 20,000 people were killed in a war started over a football game. Ernest Hemingway said; you could eliminate most wars in Latin America by not allowing Football and Soccer which gets the people so worked up into a violent spirit that they actually want to kill each other and go to War.

THE ULTIMATE FULFILLMENT OF SPORTS IS WAR!

The devil wants to destroy you and one of his main ways of doing this is War. The worship of sports in all nations is actually a secret worship of War.

Sports is the worship of man, the worship of the flesh. All those people in those stadiums are not getting all excited about God, and Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. They are all getting excited about the worship of Man, and the ultimate fulfillment of Sports which is War, which is Man at his best which is his worst, which is War. All those people who get all worked up over sports whether at the stadium or at home or were ever they are, they are partaking of the so called “Good Sport” Spirit are being mass possessed by a violent spirit from the devil, to worship man, and the flesh, and lead them to destruction and War.

The Bible says; in Exodus 15:3 “The Lord is a man of War, the Lord is his name.” Ecclesiastes 3:8 says; “A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.” God’s army is a righteous army and his cause is righteous. If you want to get into the spirit of War, Join the Lord’s Army and take up your cross for Jesus Christ, and fight the spiritual battles against the devil and his demonic forces who are trying to possess the world through sports games and ungodly gaming apps !!! Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52. “Meekness is no weakness, it is strength under control.” Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth, Matthew 5:5. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Matthew 5:9.

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.