HOW TO GET PREPARED FOR WHAT IS COMING

First of all we need to be prepared Spiritually by being right with God. The way to do that is by asking Jesus Christ to come into your heart and life, and to forgive you for all your sins. The great way to do this is by having Communion. SEE our classes on Communion in: www.answersintheword.com . When we are right with God we can expect him to protect us and help us. Of course the best way to be prepared is to be in God’s will, and where he wants us. He knows that we are weak and we need his strength. READ: Psalm 91. When we ask Jesus for his mercy and grace, he will help us to survive and get to his will. The best way to get strong in the Lord and in faith is to get into THE WORD. “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17). Beloved perilous times are upon us NOW. It is high time to pray like everything depended upon prayer, and dive into God’s Word like everything depended upon it! We need to wake up spiritually and take on the whole Armour of God! (Ephesians Chapter 6). Unless the Lord has showed you to get out now to a safer place, then by all means fortify your location as soon as possible, and be prepared physically for what is coming before it is too late. There will be death to the cities, riots, lootings, power and water outages, and shortages in basic supplies at the stores and banks, if you are even able to get to them. Try to get a place in the country away from the cities, and stock it up with survival supplies, such as non perishable food, water, first aid supplies, weapons and ammo for protection, etc. BE SURE TO BRING YOUR BIBLES! Get together with your family and make plans of what to do and where to go when communications break down. It is the responsibility of the head of the household to take care of his or her household first, especially your children. Be a good Shepherd or Shepherdess. Jesus said: “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” (John 10:11).Beloved we just can’t go on with business as usual, oblivious to what is going on around us. We must take care of these important things first. May the Lord bless and keep 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.

GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE !

It is really so important to always give the Lord the credit for all and every good thing that happens to us and through us. When we don’t give him the credit and glory and praise that is when we really loose the blessing and the Lord withdraws his anointing and help. “For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: but God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: that no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: that, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 1:26-32). Look at Daniel the Prophet of whom Jesus spoke of and how greatly God used him to send us all these prophecies in the book of Daniel “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)” (Matthew 24:15). “Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven. Daniel answered and said,:

Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever:
for wisdom and might are his:
and he changeth the times and the seasons:
he removeth kings, and setteth up kings:
he giveth wisdom unto the wise,
and knowledge to them that know understanding:
he revealeth the deep and secret things:
he knoweth what is in the darkness,
and the light dwelleth with him.
I thank thee, and praise thee,
O thou God of my fathers,
who hast given me wisdom and might,
and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee:
for thou hast now made known unto us the king’s matter. (Daniel 2:19-23).

But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I have more than any living, but for their sakes that shall make known the interpretation to the king, and that thou mightest know the thoughts of thy heart.”(Daniel 2:30). So you see Daniel was very careful to not take any credit for himself and therefore the Lord was able to mightly use him, because he gave God all the Glory, and save his life and the lives of many others ! “By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honour, and life.” (Proverbs 22:4). “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. For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?” (1 Corinthians 4:6b-7). Give credit to whom credit is due. The Lord can greatly use you if you are willing to give him all the credit and can even let someone else get the credit. All that really matters is that the job gets done. The Lord knows who is doing what, and will reward accordingly. “Once I thought I was, but then I really wasn’t.”

Titles sometimes come cheap and are easily changed, and are mere definitions of your usual job and area of responsibility and concern. It’s the guy that gets the job done that counts. “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:3-11). “For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.”(Galatians 6:3). “only fear the Lord, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.”(1 Samuel 12:24). “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings:” (Philippians 2:13-14). “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.” (Philippians 2:3). “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” (James 1:17). “I will bless the Lord at all times:
his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the Lord. the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.”
(Psalms 34:1-3). “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”(Isaiah 55:8-9). Always give God the credit and he will greatly use you and bless you. Don’t let the devil steal your crown and blessing. “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). “And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. And the Lord said,If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you. But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat? And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink? Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not. 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 17:5-10). “But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:”(Matthew 6:3). “Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.”(Proverbs 27:2). Fame is fleeting! “not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;”( Ephesians 6:6). “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).

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”(Galatians 2:20). He sees all you do and he knows all and you shall receive your reward. “for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also”(Matthew 6:21). “He must increase, but I must decrease.” (John 3:30). We are not suppose to exist any more but let Jesus live and exist and shine through us. So why should we seek credit and praise for some person who is not suppose to be alive anymore?

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.

HANG ON TO JESUS

When things get tough, the tough get going, they get going to Jesus! Jesus never promised us a rose garden, in fact they gave him a crown of thorns, and he said

“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). When the sea and the waves roar and you find that you just can’t walk on the water, in fact you are sinking, just cry out to Jesus and he will immediately stretch forth his hand and save you. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30). God will not ask you to go through something that is too hard for you, but he will give you the grace and the strength that you need when you need it, not before you need it, or after you need it, but when you need it. “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13). “Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” “Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.” (Zechariah 4:6b). It may seem like the whole world is going to pieces fast, and things will get worse and worse but Jesus is there and “he hath said I will never leave you or forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5b). In fact you can loose everything but you can’t loose Jesus. He will still be there for you. “for a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: (Proverbs 24:16a). That’s why being a Saved Christian Believer in Jesus Christ is so wonderful, because we know the sooner it gets worse, the sooner it will get better, because Jesus Christ is coming back to rescue us. So remember to hang on to Jesus because the Calvarly is coming and it is being lead by Jesus Christ on a big white horse with his Armies from Heaven following him, and the blood of our enemies will flow up to the horses bridle. MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON THE WINNING SIDE.

PLEASE SAY THIS PRAYER TO BE SAVED:

Dear 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 believe you are the Only Begotten Son of God, and you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Savior. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

REMEMBER THE GOOD THINGS

Thank God for the Good.being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:”(Philippians 1:6). “Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.”(Isaiah 43:18). “It is not nice to remind people of their past mistakes and sins, especially when the Lord has forgiven them.” ( Lilly said this). (Romans 8:28) says; “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” The devils job is to condemn you and discourage you and to try and keep you from having a relationship with Jesus and winning souls for the Kingdom of God. “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.”(Hebrew 8:12). “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.”(Psalm 103:12).

“He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.”(Micah 7:19). In Heaven they only remember and think about the good things. Why not have a little heaven right now while you are alive on the earth? Forgive and forget as you want Jesus to do that for you. Life is too short to let the devil win. “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.” (Philippians 4:11). “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.”( Philippians 3:13-14). “And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.”(Matthew 18:2-3). “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”(John 3:3). “being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.”(1Peter 1:23). It is a commandment from the Lord to forgive and forget and move forward, for the future is as bright as the promises of God. “whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature,”(2 Peter 1: 4a).

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”(1 Corinthians 2:9). When the devil reminds you of your past sins just say, “ Thank you Jesus for your precious blood and forgiveness that washed that away.” The devil hates to hear about the Name of Jesus and his Blood, and he will flee from you. “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.”(James 4:7-10). It is very serious in the eyes of the Lord to doubt what Jesus has done for you on the Cross! So don’t listen to the devil and his demons. “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).

PLEASE SAY THIS PRAYER TO BE SAVED:

Dear 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 believe you are the Only Begotten Son of God, and you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Savior. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

THE EYES OF THE LORD

“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.”(2 Chronicles 16:9a). “The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.”(Proverbs 15:3). “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”(John 4:23-24). “The Lord is always looking for people who want to worship and pray to him in Spirit. “For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.”(1Peter 3:12). “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.”(Psalm 32:8). “The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.”(Psalm 34:15). “Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;”(Psalm 33:18). “Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps?”(Job 31:4). “O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee. For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee. Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men. For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain. Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies. Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”(Psalm 139:1-24). “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”(Jeremiah 1:5). God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit know every ones thoughts even all the people in Heaven and in Hell. They are Omnipotent, (This means they have unlimited power:) Omnipresent, (Which means they are present anywhere and everywhere at the same time.), and Omniscient, (This means they know everything: including past, present and future, except what they choose to forgive and forget). “and their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.” (Hebrews 10:17). This happens when you ask Jesus Christ into your heart and believe by faith that his blood cleanses us from All Our Sins. “but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”(1 John 1:7).Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.”(Psalm 116:15).

PLEASE SAY THIS PRAYER TO BE SAVED:

Dear 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 believe you are the Only Begotten Son of God, and you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Savior. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

DOES THE LORD TEST OUR FAITH AND LOVE FOR HIM?

“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. but let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” (James 1: 2-4). “And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him. Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you. And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together. And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son. And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD shall be seen. And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time. And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD or because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: that in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice. So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beer-sheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.” (Genesis 22:1-19).God was so pleased with Abraham’s faith and Love for the Him, that he blessed the whole World by bringing forth Jesus Christ from Abraham’s seed. (Matthew 1:1-17). “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.”(2 Chronicles 16:9a). Why does the Lord test our Love and faith? Because he wants to know how deep our love is for him and our faith in his promises in his Word. Don’t you want to know how deep certain people’s love is for you? “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”(Hebrews 11:6). We can’t do anything without Jesus and his help.“ I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. ”(John 15:5). “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”(Philippians 4:13). “We love him, because he first loved us.”(1 John 4:19). Maybe if Peter had said, “Lord by your help and grace, and strength, I will lay down my life for you.” Then he may not have had to go through those hard times and breakings to make him the leader the Lord wanted him to be. The Lord had this important lesson to teach him and humble him. Sometimes I can’t understand how God could have so much love to give his only begotten son to die for a guy like me. Maybe you feel this way too, but he did. “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).

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.

STAND UP FOR THE TRUTH

Many times when your trying to witness to someone and lead them to Jesus, they will come up with these lies from the devil and say to you “ How can you believe in the Bible? It has been changed so many times.” What would you say to them? “but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:”(1 Peter 3:15). You have got to dispel the vaporous venom and fairy tell lies from the devil, and give them the truth. Just tell them the Bible was originally written in Hebrew which is called the Old Testament and the New Testament was originally written in Greek. The Old Testament was translated from Hebrew into Greek in 250 BC under the reign of King Philadelphus of Greece. This was called the Septuagint, this is an established Historical fact taught in Colleges and Universities around the World. The New Testament was translated into English in 1611 AD under the reign of King James of England. This was a time when heretics where burned at the stake. It took seventy Scholars ten years to accomplish this mission and they were very care full not to make any mistakes as they feared for their lives. The Old Testament was found written down on scrolls, when they where discovered in 1947 and called the Dead Sea Scrolls. They are said to be supernaturally identical to The King James Bible. All the Old Testament Books were found except the Book of Esther. So you see the Bible hasn’t been changed from it’s original translations.

Here is some basic Bible knowledge for you. There are 66 books in the Bible. 39 Books in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament. It was written by 40 different Prophets and men of God over a 1500 year period as the Holy Ghost spoke through them. The sixty-six books that make up the Bible were written over a span of approximately 1,500 years. This does not mean it took 1,500 solid years of writing to complete the Bible. Rather, it took this long for the entirety of the canon of Scripture to be completed, as God revealed His Word to people in His own timing. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”(2 Timothy 3:16). This is proven by all the many fulfilled prophecies in the Bible. Peter who lived with Jesus and followed him and saw all his miracles said There was a more sure way to believe from the fulfilled prophecies. “For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.”(2 Peter 1:17-20 ). The Old Testament is the New Testament concealed and the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed. Just be sure you use the original anointed , inspired Authorized King James Version, because some of these newer versions have out right lies and watered down changes. See our class on “ Why We Use The Authorized King James Bible” in www.answersintheword.com

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.

THE PIT OR YOUR CALLING

Yesterday I saw with my own eyes the actual visual fulfillment of this verse in Psalms 40:2 which says; “He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.”Our Son James was digging a deep pond with his new Excavator. As he was digging deeper and deeper into the pit, I was concerned that I was getting ready to see the fulfillment of another verse which is; “Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein:” (Proverbs 26:27a). He was literally rocking back and forth, and getting deeper and deeper in the mud. After desperate prayer the Lord sent Richard by with some long boards which he used to make a ramp and get out. I thought surely there must be some sort of lessons here for us all. The first thing that comes to me is when there is special work to be done we should get the experts to do it, and concentrate on doing what we do best especially if there is possible danger involved. “Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.” (1 Corinthians 7: 20). James is defiantly anointed to be a Sales Man and to make money and called to Preach the Gospel, as he commented on “Many Are Called but few are Chosen.” and he said “I choose to be chosen.” Here are some words of wisdom: “Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables. Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:” (Acts 6:2-5). In other words maybe he should be working with his clients and making money for his family and to pay his workers so he can concentrate on what is most important, and what he does best and is safest. “Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone. Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee: Be thou for the people to God-ward, that thou mayest bring the causes unto God: and thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do. Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens: and let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee. If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace. So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father in law, and did all that he had said. And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.” (Exodus 18:18-25). Moses was trying to take care of all the problems great and small of the Children of Israel by himself until the Lord sent Jethro his Father-in-law with some good Godly Advise that probably saved his life and sanity. A good leader will never do something that he can get someone else to do, so he can do what he is suppose to be doing. I know it was fun operating the new equipment, but now hopefully the fun part is over, and the Lord delivered you out of the horrible pit and the miry clay. Remember Jesus said, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30). So if your burden is not easy and light and you don’t have rest and peace, then maybe you have taken on to much that is not of the Lord and you need to delegate the responsibilities so you can go on to greater victories. I’m sure this message is for all of us.

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.

THE GATES OF HELL

I believe that the Lord won’t be totally happy and satisfied until all of his creation is restored and living as he wants it to be and originally intended to be even before the devil sinned and rebelled against God. “by which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;” (1Peter 3:19). “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9). God is not slack even if it takes thousands of years for some to be in Hell. And some might have to be destroyed as if they never existed. “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” (Matthew 10:28). “But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;” (2 Peter 2:12). I don’t think I would be happy in Heaven for a long time knowing that Jesus wasn’t totally happy and he wanted to invade Hell with his followers to give them another and another chance. The picture Jesus described to us is found in (Matthew 16:18b) “and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Jesus took his disciples to Caesarea Philippi. This was a place where the Jews did not like to go. It was called the Gates of Hell because there were a lot ungodly Temples there such as a Temple to the God Pan a Greek God of sexual perversions, who was half goat and half man, and there were other Greek and Roman Temples to their other Gods. This is the place where Jesus asked his disciples who they said he was, and Peter said , You are the Christ, The Messiah, The Son of The Living God. Jesus said that upon what Peter replied was the Rock that Jesus would build his Church upon and that The Gates of Hell shall not prevail against his ATTACKING CHURCH. This is not a picture of his Church hiding behind and inside of some buildings. “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). When we get to Heaven there will be a lot of JOY unspeakable and full of GLORY, but the work has just begun with a new body that never gets tired, sick, or dies. We won’t be just floating around on a cloud strumming a Harp all day. There will be exciting missions to go on, and a lot of witnessing to the people who died without ever having a chance to have a true Christian witness and have the opportunity to be saved. Let’s start reaching the un-reached now instead of just preaching to the Choir! Why should anyone hear the Gospel twice when some have never heard it once.

COME ON AND JOIN THE BATTLE IT IS NOW RAGEING !! TAKE UP YOUR CROSS AND FOLLOW 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 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.

THE TRUTH

Are you one of those who are searching for the truth? The Bible says, “ And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29: 13). “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”(John 14:6). Jesus is the Word. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”(John 1:1-5). “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”(John 1:14). “And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;”(Revelation 3:14). Jesus was created by God first before anything. “giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: in whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: for by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: and he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; and, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.” (Colossians 1:12-20). “Pilate saith unto him, WHAT IS TRUTH? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.” (John18:38). Even Pilate who ordered Jesus Christ to be Crucified,seemed like he was looking for the truth a little bit. When he asked Jesus this question. Some people look for the truth a little bit, and some people make it the main thing in their lives. How about you? Do you want the whole truth? Finding Jesus and accepting him as your Saviour in your heart is the most important and first step. “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”(Matthew 7:13-15). Some people don’t even want the truth at all, they prefer to live in darkness. “and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. “(2 Thessalonians 2:10-12). The Bible is like a great puzzle that must be carefully put together. The Devil has got a whole world out there full of lies, half truths and deceptions. “And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.”(1John 5:19). It is comforting to know that the Lord has not left us in darkness, but has given us his Truth and his Word about every major subject that you need and even more to make it through this life. Such as Salvation, Eternal Salvation (meaning you can’t loose it), the Holy Spirit, Living for Jesus, Faith and Healing, Bible Knowledge, Bible Prophecy and more. You can find all this all put together to make it easy to understand, in his web site: www.answersintheword.com . WE LOVE 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 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.