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.

 

 

 

SALVATION PRAYER

 Dear Jesus Christ,

    I confess I am a sinner. Please forgive me of all my sins. I now accept you as my Savior, the Son of God. I believe you died on the cross for my sins, and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart, and fill me with the Holy Spirit,  and help me to live for you.

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DO PEOPLE HAVE TO GO TO HELL FOREVER ?

 “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 2:10-11). I don’t think God will be satisfied and happy until everyone is saved and out of hell and his creation is restored the way he intended for it to be, even before the devil rebelled and sinned. Yes, I am saying that people don’t have to go to hell forever. Some of those verses that say “eternity”actually can be used to refer to a time period. It is like going to jail, it is for a time period, even if it is for life. Eventually the person gets out when they die. Why do you think Jesus went and preached to the spirits in hell in prison for those three days and nights, when his body was in the tomb? He went to give them another chance to be saved and get out.“By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison.”(I Peter 3:19 ).“For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.”( Matthew 12:40). When he resurrected from the grave and death, he took those who received him with him from hell. If you’re saved you don’t have to worry about going to hell, although some day the Lord might ask you to go there on a mission trip to witness to people there. Do not worry he will not send you by yourself. Why would anyone want to stay there if they had a chance to get out? Maybe they have learned their lesson and are ready to receive Jesus, and get saved. God knows when the right time for everyone is, even the people in hell. He is ever merciful, and I believe that Judas who betrayed him got saved when he realized what he had done. What do you think? “The Lord is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”(II Peter 3:9 ).
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.

Salvation Class Part 1 (video& text)

 

Why we need to be saved:

  1. Romans 6:23  “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

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

  3. Isaiah 64:6 “But we all are 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.”

  4. John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath ever lasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” The word BELIEVE comes from  a Greek word (Pisteuo) which means to take in and have confidence. We have to take Jesus into our heart, and put our confidence and trust in him..

  5. Revelation 20:14,15 “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” If your born only once you’ll die twice, but if your born twice you only have to die once, unless you are alive at the Resurrection and Rapture, then you don’t even have to die once. ( If you have received Jesus Christ as your Saviour.)

                                                 How to get saved:

  1. John 3:16 “ 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.”

  2. Romans 10: 9,10 “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.”The Lord wants everyone who is saved to make a public confession of their faith. Mark 8:36-38 “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

  3. Ephesians 2:8,9 “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.” (GRACE is a Gift Received AChrist’s Expense !!!) Salvation = Grace+Faith+Nothing!

  4. John 1:12 “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”

  5. Revelation 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” Jesus is knocking at the door of your heart. Will you let him in?

  6. Acts 16:31 “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”

  7. Titus 3:5 “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;”

  8. Galatians 4:6 “And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Ab’-ba, Father.” ( This is why we ask Jesus to come into our heart.)

  9. John 3:3-6 “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto to thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nic-o-de’-mus 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.” We need to be spiritually born again by asking Jesus to come into our heart.“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

  10. I John 1:7 “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.”

  11. Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.”

  12. John 14: 6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

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 Savior. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

Salvation Class Part 2 (video & text))

 

                                   You Can’t loose your Salvation:

  1. Hebrews 13: 5,8 “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I WILL NEVER LEAVE THEE, NOR FORSAKE THEE.” Never means never!
  2. John 10:27-30 “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.” Not even you can take yourself out of God’s hands, and you shall never perish!
  3. Hebrews 6: 4-6 “For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God a fresh, and put him to an open shame.” You can’t get saved again, it’s like crucifying Jesus Christ again. It is IMPOSSIBLE to get saved again once you’ve been saved, because you can’t loose your salvation in the first place!
  4. Psalm 103:12 “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.” The East and West never meet! That is how far the Lord took our sins away!
  5. Psalm 89:30-34  “If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments; If they break my statues, and keep not my commandments; Then will I visit their transgression with a rod, and their iniquity with stripes. Nevertheless my loving kindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail. My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that has gone out of my lips.” Even if you forsake God and His Word,he will not break his covenant, but look out, because he will spank his children to try and correct them and get them on the right path.
  6. Ecclesiastes 3:14a “I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor and thing taken from it: ” God saved you , not you yourself, and it is forever!
  7. Jeremiah 3:14a “Turn,O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you:” God is married to the backslider.
  8. I John 3:9 “Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.” In this verse  where it says “his seed remaineth in him,” The seed is the WORD (Luke 8:11b) and Jesus is the WORD.“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). Since Jesus remains in you once you have been saved, and he can not sin and doesn’t sin, then this truth is what this verse is talking about. Our own spirits will still sin, and fall short of the glory of God, but Jesus in us can not sin and doesn’t sin. I hope this explanation will help you better understand this verse. Many people get confused over this verse, and whole false doctrines have started over this verse. Many have even used this one verse to say that they don’t sin anymore once they have been saved.“If I justify myself, my own mouth shall condemn me. If I say I am perfect it will also prove me perverse.”( Job 9:20).“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” ( l John 1:8) If you ever have a hard time understanding a verse, just seek the Lord in prayer, and the Holy Spirit will lead you unto all truth.You can’t make a whole doctrine out of just one or two verses. You need to take all the verses to get a good and complete understanding of a subject. “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a work man that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the WORD of truth.” ( ll Timothy 2:15). When you accept Jesus all your sins are washed away by his blood ,PAST, PRESENT, and FUTURE.( I John 1:7b) “the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” But you will still have to answer for any sins, which you have committed after you have been saved that you didn’t confess to the Lord and ask him to forgive you. “I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the inquity of my sin. Selah.”(Psalms 32:5). This is why we need to have communion often, to get a clean heart with the Lord.“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.” ( Psalms 51:10-12).  When God looks upon you he sees the blood of his son Jesus ( If your saved) and not your sins, but if you don’t get right with the Lord and others that you need to get right with, then these sins you will have to give account for.“For we must all appear before the judgement 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.”( ll Corinthians 5:10).This is not talking about the Great white throne judgement, when all the unsaved are resurrected at the end of the 1,000 year reign of Christ after the Rapture, and stand before God. ( See our class on Revelations Chapter 20), but this Judgement Seat of Christ is referring to the saved when we die,and, or when we are resurrected.
  9. Hebrews 12:5-6 “And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, MY SON, DESPISE NOT THOU THE CHASTENING OF THE LORD, OR FAINT WHEN THOU ART REBUKED OF HIM; FOR WHOM THE LORD LOVETH HE CHASTENETH, AND SCOURGETH EVERY SON WHOM HE RECEIVETH.”The Lord will chasten and correct his children, but, their still his children once they are saved.
  10. I Corinthians 3:14,15 “If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.”You Can loose your rewards by backsliding, but not your salvation.
  11. Philippians 1:6 “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:” It is Jesus that keeps us saved and not our selves.
  12. Ephesians 4:30 “And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.” You can grieve the Holy Spirit by backsliding, but you still are going to be saved and go to heaven. You can’t loose your salvation! It is like a relationship between a parent and a child. When a child is doing wrong and goes astray, the parent grieves, but is still the parent of the child forever.” Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.” (Psalm 103:13).
  13. Romans 8:38,39 “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.” Nothing can separate us from the Lord once we are saved.”
  14. Daniel 12:2,3 “And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.”Your Salvation is a free gift, but you have to work for your rewards in Heaven. Those that don’t live for Jesus after being saved will be ashamed when they see him and realize the blessings they missed out on. So don’t just use Jesus as a fire escape as many do.
  15. Hebrews 10:26,27 “For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.” There is no more sacrifice for sin, because once your saved your always saved you can’t be saved again! Even if you sin wilfully there is still no more sacrifice for sin, because you can only be saved once, and it is forever!
  16. I Corinthians 5:5 “To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.” This verse shows how a persons spirit will be saved even if Satan is allowed to destroy their body, because of sin.
  17. Psalm 130:3 “If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?” 
  18. Philippians 2:12b “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” This verse does not mean to work for your salvation.It does mean that we had better get our eternal salvation figured out by the scriptures for our own peace of mind,with fear and trembling because it is so serious.It is clearly brought out in the next verse that this verse does not mean that we are to work for our salvation.“For it is God which worketh in you both to will and do of his good pleasure.” (Philippians 2:13). It is God that does the work in you for salvation, not you yourself ! “For by grace are you 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).
  19. Titus 3:5 “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;”
  20. 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 Savior. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

YOU CAN’T LOSE YOUR SALVATION

 

Hebrews 13:5 “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I WILL NEVER LEAVE THEE, NOR FORSAKE THEE.” Never means never!

John 10:27-30 “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.” Not even you can take yourself out of God’s hands, and you shall never perish!

Hebrews 6:4-6 “For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God a fresh, and put him to an open shame.” You can’t get saved again, it’s like crucifying Jesus Christ again. It is IMPOSSIBLE to get saved again once you’ve been saved, because you can’t loose your salvation in the first place!

Psalm 103:12 “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.” The East and West never meet! That is how far the Lord took our sins away!

Psalm 89:30-34  “If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments; If they break my statues, and keep not my commandments; Then will I visit their transgression with a rod, and their iniquity with stripes. Nevertheless my loving kindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail. My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that has gone out of my lips.” Even if you forsake God and His Word, he will not break his covenant, but look out, because he will spank his children to try and correct them and get them on the right path.

Ecclesiastes 3:14a “I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor and thing taken from it: ” God saved you , not you yourself, and it is forever!

Jeremiah 3:14a “Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you:” God is married to the backslider.

I John 3:9 “Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.” In this verse where it says “his seed remaineth in him,” The seed is the WORD (Luke 8:11b) and Jesus is the WORD.“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). Since Jesus remains in you once you have been saved, and he cannot sin and doesn’t sin, then this truth is what this verse is talking about. Our own spirits will still sin, and fall short of the glory of God, but Jesus in us cannot sin and doesn’t sin. I hope this explanation will help you better understand this verse. Many people get confused over this verse, and whole false doctrines have started over this verse. Many have even used this one verse to say that they don’t sin anymore once they have been saved. “If I justify myself, my own mouth shall condemn me. If I say I am perfect it will also prove me perverse.”(Job 9:20).“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (l John 1:8) If you ever have a hard time understanding a verse, just seek the Lord in prayer, and the Holy Spirit will lead you unto all truth. You can’t make a whole doctrine out of just one or two verses. You need to take all the verses to get a good and complete understanding of a subject. “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a work man that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the WORD of truth.” (ll Timothy 2:15). When you accept Jesus all your sins are washed away by his blood, PAST, PRESENT, and FUTURE.   (I John 1:7b) “the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” But you will still have to answer for any sins, which you have committed after you have been saved that you didn’t confess to the Lord and ask him to forgive you. “I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.”(Psalms 32:5). This is why we need to have communion often, to get a clean heart with the Lord. “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.” (Psalms 51:10-12).  When God looks upon you he sees the blood of his son Jesus (If your saved) and not your sins, but if you don’t get right with the Lord and others that you need to get right with, then these sins you will have to give account for. “For we must all appear before the judgement 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.”(ll Corinthians 5:10).This is not talking about the Great white throne judgment, when all the unsaved are resurrected at the end of the 1,000 year reign of Christ after the Rapture, and stand before God. ( See our class on Revelations Chapter 20), but this Judgment Seat of Christ is referring to the saved when we die, and, or when we are resurrected.

Hebrews 12:5-6 “And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, my son, despise not thou the chastening of the lord, or faint when thou art rebuked of him; for whom the lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.”The Lord will chasten and correct his children, but they are still his children once they are saved.

I Corinthians 3:14,15 “If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.” You Can lose your rewards by backsliding,but not your salvation.

Philippians 1:6 “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:” It is Jesus that keeps us saved and not our selves.

Ephesians 4:30 “And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.” You can grieve the Holy Spirit by backsliding, but you still are going to be saved and go to heaven. You can’t lose your salvation! It is like a relationship between a parent and a child. When a child is doing wrong and goes astray, the parent grieves, but is still the parent of the child forever. “Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.” (Psalm 103:13).

Romans 8:38,39 “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.” Nothing can separate us from the Lord once we are saved.”

Daniel 12:2,3 “And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.”Your Salvation is a free gift, but you have to work for your rewards in Heaven. Those that don’t live for Jesus after being saved will be ashamed when they see him and realize the blessings they missed out on. So don’t just use Jesus as a fire escape as many do.

Hebrews 10:26,27 “For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.” There is no more sacrifice for sin, because once your saved your always saved you can’t be saved again! Even if you sin willfully there is still no more sacrifice for sin, because you can only be saved once, and it is forever!

I Corinthians 5:5 “To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.” This verse shows how a person’s spirit will be saved even if Satan is allowed to destroy their body, because of sin.

Psalm 130:3 “If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?”

Philippians 2:12b “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” This verse does not mean to work for your salvation. It does mean that we had better get our eternal salvation figured out by the scriptures for our own peace of mind, with fear and trembling because it is so serious. It is clearly brought out in the next verse that this verse does not mean that we are to work for our salvation.“For it is God which worketh in you both to will and do of his good pleasure.”(Philippians 2:13). It is God that does the work in you for salvation, not you yourself ! “For by grace are you 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).

Titus 3:5 “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;” It is a very serious thing in the eyes of God to doubt your Salvation, or to say that you could lose your Salvation, because in so doing you are doubting all these verses from the Word of God which we have just gone over.

Say this prayer 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. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

THE NAME OF JESUS ( Video & Text)

Some people ask “Why can’t you leave JESUS out of it? ” ‘Why do you have to use his name?” “Why cant’ you just say God,and speak of God’s love and do it in God’s name?” Well these are God’s conditions and not ours. JESUS is the only one you can approach God through. He is our intercessor, our High Priest.For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; (1Timothy 2:5). JESUS is the only one who ever died for our sins and rose from the dead, and can give you power to overcome death at the rapture. JESUS is the Only Begotten Son of God. Born of a virgin.The Bible says,“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men ,where by we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12). “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).”And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” (John 14:13). We are to pray in his name, cast out devils in his name, heal in his name, preach in his name. Without the name of JESUS CHRIST there is no power. Everything we have is in JESUS name. “Whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he will give it you.” (John I6:23b). Expect miracles, and in the name of JESUS you will have them! “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUSfor he shall save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21). Look how much emphasis the early disciples in the book of Acts put on the name of JESUS ! That’s all they preached and talked about, JESUS ! And that’s the name they did all those miracles in, JESUS ! And that’s the name they won so much of the world in, JESUS ! And that’s the name we will win the world in too, JESUS ! It’s JESUS that counts.  “JESUS CHRIST the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8). JESUS is the most important name in all of creation! Without the name of JESUS you can’t get into heaven or out of hell ! There is something about that name. It is the most soothing, comforting, and peaceful name that I have ever heard. JESUS is the sweetest name I know, and he is just the same as his precious name.The devil and his demons hate the name of JESUS and flee from it. “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 2:10,11). “And JESUS came and spake unto them, saying, all power is given unto me in heaven and earth.” (Matthew 28:18). The Power of the name of JESUS is more power than all of man’s atomic and nuclear bombs put together, and the power of the sun, and all the power of all creation put together. “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).“And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.” (Revelation 19:13). JESUS is the Word of God. “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). “for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.” (Psalms 138:2b).“And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” (Revelation 19:16). “Then Peter said, Sliver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of JESUS CHRIST of Nazareth rise up and walk.” (Acts 3:6).  “AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS, THAT WHOSOEVER SHALL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE SAVED.” (Acts 1:21).You can accomplish things in his name! Are you using the power he has given you through his name?

Say this prayer 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.

ONLY ONE WAY TO HEAVEN ! ! !

Someone asked; why do you have to always use the name of Jesus? Aren’t Buddha,and Hindu,and Mohammed,and all these other religions all trying to reach the same God? Well they are trying to reach their version of Heaven, but true Christianity teaches us that God is reaching out to man through his Son Jesus Christ, and not man through his good works trying to attain God and Heaven.The Bible teaches us “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). In fact Jesus himself said “I am the way,the truth,and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”(John 14:6).These are God’s terms and conditions.”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).The fact is, that you could never be good enough to go to Heaven.“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). “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness 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). “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6).“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”(Jeremiah 17:9).“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” (Romans 3:23). Jesus said; If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.” (John 15:22). In other words if someone hasn’t heard about Jesus and what he did for them, then they are not accountable.That is why Jesus gave us the great commission to go into all the world and preach the Gospel,THE GOOD NEWS to everyone.(Mark 16:15).That is why we teach and preach and live in the Name of Jesus Christ! “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”(Acts 4:12).”The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”(I John 1:7b). Only through faith in Jesus Christ and his shed blood for you to take away your sins; can you go to Heaven, by God’s Grace. GRACE is a Gift Received At Christ’s Expense. You can never be to bad for Jesus to save you, only to good, by thinking that you could save yourself by your own good works, and that you don’t need Jesus.

Say this prayer 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. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

THE YEAR OF JUBILEE !!!

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In the Old Testament of the Bible, every fifty years was called the year of Jubilee. The year of Jubilee was a time of Liberation, and celebration, and rest. During the year of Jubilee, slaves were set free, debts were forgiven, and people would go back to the land that they owned 49 years before, and land holdings were let go. This was to demonstrate that God ultimately owned everything. The word Jubilee is derived from the Hebrew word jobel, which means “rams horn” which was used as a trumpet to announce to everyone that the year of Jubilee had begun. Most everyone could experience a year of Jubilee in their lifetime.  And thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years. Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land. And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family. A jubilee shall that fiftieth year be unto you: ye shall not sow, neither reap that which groweth of itself in it, nor gather the grapes in it of thy vine undressed. For it is the jubilee; it shall be holy unto you: ye shall eat the increase thereof out of the field. In the year of this jubilee ye shall return every man unto his possession. And if thou sell ought unto thy neighbour, or buyest ought of thy neighbour’s hand, ye shall not oppress one another:” (Leviticus 25:8-14)

 When Jesus was baptized and anointed by God and the Holy Spirit to begin his public ministry and became the Messiah which means the “Anointed One” the time of Jubilee was fulfilled.  And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” ( Luke 4:16-19). He came to set the captive and slaves free from sin and death.

Say this prayer to be saved and enter into God’s permanent Jubilee: Dear Jesus, Please come into my heart and forgive me of all my sins. I now accept you as my Saviour, the only begotten Son of God. I believe you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead.