THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

Benjamin Franklin said, ” The Declaration of Independence guarantees us the right to pursue happiness, but  it’s up to us to catch it !” Have you caught it yet? Or are you still pursuing it ?The way to be happy is to make others happy, and then happiness will pursue you and, over take you! The Bible says,”I have shewed you all things,how that so labouring ye ought  to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35). The world teaches the the way to be happy is to pursue your own wants and desires, but The Bible teaches us that the opposite is true. In fact the Bible teaches us that “If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.”(John 13:17). So in other words, if we pursue what the Bible says, “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” (Matthew 22: 37-39), then this is the way to find happiness! You mean the poorest beggar can be happier than the richest person? Yes, that’s what the Bible teaches. “The love of money is the root of all evil” (I Timothy 6:10 ). Notice it says the LOVE OF MONEY, NOT MONEY, is the root of all evil. The world teaches that money will buy happiness, but that is a lie of the devil ! Jesus said, “It is easier for a camel to enter the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God. But with God nothing shall be impossible.”  (Matthew 19:24-26 ). There were small openings in the walls of Jerusalem just big enough for a camel to crouch down and squeeze through at night when the gates were closed and you had to take their saddles off and poke and prod them through because it was hard for the camel to get through, and it often scratched and hurt them, and pulled their fur out, because the openings were small and thin. That’s why they called these openings the eye of the needle. So likewise for a rich man to get through to The Glory of Heaven, it was not impossible, but hard for them. Jesus is not against having money. It”s what you use your riches for, to help the Lord’s work, or for selfish reasons ? Just make sure you get the biggest bang for your buck! And the greatest possible reward in Heaven and return on your investment that will last forever! “The poor ye have always with you, but me ye have not always with you.” (Matthew 26: 11 ) . In other words where is your money going to do the most good in winning souls for Jesus? Why should anyone hear the Gospel twice, when some have never heard it once? There are plenty of good causes out there to support, but isn’t the most important need to help reach the lost where they have never heard the Gospel even once? What do you think? What do you think God thinks ?

 

Are you right with God? If your not sure, you need to say this prayer, word for word from your heart… JESUS CHRIST, I CONFESS I AM A SINNER, I WANT TO BE SAVED, AND I WANT TO GO TO HEAVEN. PLEASE FORGIVE ME OF ALL MY SINS, AND COME INTO MY HEART, I BELIEVE YOU ARE THE SON OF GOD, I NOW ACCEPT YOU AS MY SAVIOUR. I BELIEVE YOU DIED ON THE CROSS FOR ME, AND FOR MY SINS, AND ROSE FROM THE DEAD. PLEASE FILL ME WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND HELP ME TO FOLLOW YOU, AND LIVE A LIFE OF LOVE FOR YOU AND OTHERS, LIKE YOU DID FOR ME. Amen.

HE WAS MOVED WITH COMPASSION

Witnessing should come naturally. Once you have Jesus in your heart you will automatically want everyone else to know him. You don’t need a long big education to witness for Jesus. “NOW when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. (Acts 4:13 ). If you think that your going to wait until your some kind of a perfect sinless saint until you start witnessing, then you might as well forget it, because it is never going to happen, and you might as well pay your preacher to do your witnessing for you as most church Christians do, and just use Jesus for a personal fire escape. Talking about hell may be out of fashion, but hell is not out of business! YOU just need the Love of God in your heart to motivate you. Ask Jesus for his love for lost souls.“But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them,because they fainted and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples,The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.” (Matthew 9;36-38). Pity is to feel sorry for people. Compassion is to get up and do something about it. Jesus was moved with compassion. Jesus sent his disciples out two by two. It is always better to go out witnessing with someone else, but if this can’t always be the case, God, and Jesus, and the Holy Spirit will go with you. “And ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witness unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”( Acts 1:8). Pray for the anointing of the Holy Ghost to give you power, and boldness, and love to witness for Jesus. Witnessing is the greatest, and most important job you will ever have. Every Christian is called to be a witness for Jesus Christ, and win souls and help those who are winning souls. You’re either a missionary or a mission field. If you are a mission field then its High time to change over to being a missionary. You can be a missionary no matter what ever else you are doing. Always remember that you are here to help bring others to know Jesus Christ. Otherwise the Lord might as well just take you to Heaven after you get saved. “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is yet day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” (John 9:4). Darkness is fastly approaching this earth, as it is now in many countries where Christians are being tortured and killed for witnessing for Jesus.The church today in some countries has moved out of the arena and into the grand stands. If they arrested you for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you? “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).

Are you right with God? If your not sure, you need to say this prayer, word for word from your heart… JESUS CHRIST, I CONFESS I AM A SINNER, I WANT TO BE SAVED, AND I WANT TO GO TO HEAVEN. PLEASE FORGIVE ME OF ALL MY SINS, AND COME INTO MY HEART, I BELIEVE YOU ARE THE SON OF GOD, I NOW ACCEPT YOU AS MY SAVIOUR. I BELIEVE YOU DIED ON THE CROSS FOR ME, AND FOR MY SINS, AND ROSE FROM THE DEAD. PLEASE FILL ME WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND HELP ME TO FOLLOW YOU, AND LIVE A LIFE OF LOVE FOR YOU AND OTHERS, LIKE YOU DID FOR ME. Amen.

HOW IMPORTANT IS THE WORD OF GOD ?

Statistically speaking, in America the National Average of time spent in front of a screen is four hours a day. Spending just one of these hours in the WORD a day can quicken your spirit, and bring healing, and bring us into the presence of God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, and change your life for the better.In other words, if you want to get closer to Jesus, get more into the WORD.

“And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?”(Matthew 26:40)

Can you spend an hour a day in the WORD ?

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”(Hebrews 4:12). Never underestimate the power of the Word of God. Do you want to prosper and be successful ? This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”(Joshua 1:8). “Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.”(Matthew 13:52). “The law of thy mouth is better unto me
than thousands of gold and silver.” (Psalms 119:72). Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.”(Matthew 13:45).Do you want to have more Faith? “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17). Do you want to walk in the darkness or in the light? “Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.”(John 12:35).  When I was a child my Grandmother Pearl Stone, and Aunt Verna and I were walking in the dark of night, when all of the sudden a big snake went across my foot, and I instantly kicked it off and on to my Grandmother’s leg and it bit her, and I stayed up all night praying for her. By the time we got her to the hospital she was almost dead, but thank the Lord she made it and lived a long life and taught me about Jesus. God Bless Her !!
The Word of God is the greatest power in all the universes. It is the one constant that you can count on, that will never change. The Word of God is the secret to life, to power, to strength, to love, to success, and to wisdom! TO NEGLECT IT IS TO NEGLECT ALL OF THESE MOST NEEDFUL AND WONDERFUL THINGS IN OUR LIFE ” Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” (Matthew 24:35).Thy word have I hid in mine heart,that I might not sin against thee.”(Psalms 119:11). One of the best ways to get into the WORD is to memorize and review the Scriptures. In fact if you don’t review, you will get rusty and forget what you got ! Getting into the WORD is getting in the Spirit. “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” (Galatians 5:25).THE WORD IS SO IMPORTANT THAT GOD DEVOTED THE LONGEST CHAPTER IN THE BIBLE TO IT, PSALMS CHAPTER 119 !!Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.(Proverbs 4:23).Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.”(Job 23:12).It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”(John 6:63).“And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.”(John 6:35). Bethlehem means, “The House of Bread”. “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.”(Matthew 5:6). WOW, that says it all !! Nobody says it better than Jesus Christ The Only Begotten SON OF GOD. Without the WORD we will wither and die and become spiritually dead, Jesus said I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.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.If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.”(John 15:1-6). Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.”(Luke 9:60). You can become spiritually dead and still be alive in the flesh, like a walking Zombie, by not getting into the WORD enough !!  Empires rise and fall. Governments change. People change. You and I change, hopefully for the better. The Word of God is the one thing you can always count on! 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).And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” (Revelation 19:11-16) “so shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11). All things change but Jesus never changes, “For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.” (Malachi 3:6). “For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.” (Psalms 119:89).Our job as saved, born again Christians is to give them the Word, and what they do with it is up to them, as each person must make their own decision. To some we are the ministers of Salvation, and light and truth, and freedom. To others we bring judgment and damnation, depending on how they receive the Word that we bring them. We will never know in this life how many souls we have led and won to the Lord. When you give out a tract or a witness to someone who has not been saved, that is the most important moment in that persons entire life whether they realize it or not. In fact their whole life was in preparation for that moment. Jesus said, “Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.”(Luke 15:10).We have the most important job in the world, to preach the Gospel. Are you witnessing? The Lord will bless you, and Jesus really appreciates it, and it makes him happy every time you give out a tract and witness to someone. If you can’t do anything else, put a scripture CD on and listen to it while your doing what ever else you are doing, but it’s best to give your undivided attention to the WORD to get the full benefit of it !!

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.

 

BEAR WITNESS OF THE LIGHT

 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.

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

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:

Which were born, not of blood,nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but 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 1:1-14)

Are you a true witness for Jesus Christ? Do you want to be a true witness of Jesus Christ? Are you willing to take up your cross daily? Reach out the hand of faith and receive the gift of His calling. This world is in a time of harvest. We pray your witness will be fruitful and many souls receive Jesus Christ as their Saviour.

 

The Message of Jeremiah For America Today .

http://youtu.be/N-VPId4kYro

(updated message)

The message of Jeremiah is for America and the World today! “But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, saith the Lord”. (Jeremiah 12:17) “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.” (Psalms 9:17) “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever”. (Hebrews 13:8) “Jesus Christ is the WORD”. (John 1:14) “For I am the Lord, I change not”. (Malachi 3:6a). So the same WORD that the Lord gave for his judgments on Israel through Jeremiah, and God’s other Prophets, is the same for America today! America’s cup of iniquity is full and almost overflowing. The judgments of God could be poured out at anytime now. Are you ready?Jeremiah preached the warning message to rebellious Jerusalem for 40 years before the judgments fell, and God used Babylon to destroy Jerusalem . What is God going to use as His delivery of judgement this time to America? Will it be plagues, or Nuclear destruction or terrorist attacts ? Judgement must first begin at the house of God.“For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” (I Peter 4:17). if my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”(II Chronicles 7:14).It’s time to repent or perish America, and it might be too late already. A wicked people get a wicked ruler.American Christians had better wake up. How can a Christian vote for someone or a party that is for Abortion? How many Babies have been killed fifty to a hundred million or more? I can’t think of anything that would make God more angry. “Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.” (Luke 17:1,2).It seems like every day the leaders of America try to sink this nation into more ungodliness.  But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against his people, till there was no remedy.”( II Chronicles 36:16). Are you right with God? If your not sure, you need to say this prayer, word for word from your heart… JESUS CHRIST, I CONFESS I AM A SINNER, I WANT TO BE SAVED, AND I WANT TO GO TO HEAVEN. PLEASE FORGIVE ME OF ALL MY SINS, AND COME INTO MY HEART, I BELIEVE YOU ARE THE SON OF GOD, I NOW ACCEPT YOU AS MY SAVIOUR. I BELIEVE YOU DIED ON THE CROSS FOR ME, AND FOR MY SINS, AND ROSE FROM THE DEAD. PLEASE FILL ME WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND HELP ME TO FOLLOW YOU, AND LIVE A LIFE OF LOVE FOR YOU AND OTHERS, LIKE YOU DID FOR ME. Amen.

Are You Different?

DO you sometimes feel different when you are around worldly people? Well don’t feel discouraged about it, because you should feel different. You are a new person in Jesus Christ. Jesus said,”Ye are not of this world, but I have chosen you out of this world.”( John 15:19). “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” ( Matthew 10:16). We are like aliens around the people who haven’t been born again and had their eyes opened in the spirit. When I got filled with the Holy Ghost I saw, and looked at things differently. Even peoples conversations seemed alien to me if it wasn’t glorifying the Lord.“Thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness.”(Romans 2:19b). So if you feel that you don’t fit into this world don’t worry about, because you don’t, if you have Jesus! “But ye, brethren,are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: ye are not of the night, nor of darkness.”(I Thessalonians 5:4,5). “A mans wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.” (Ecclesiastes 8:1). We are supposed to be different than the lost souls in the darkness.“That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation among whom ye shine as lights in the world:”(Philippians 2:15). You can be a different, better person everyday by getting closer to Jesus everyday. People should think, “WOW”  this person doesn’t seem like the same person that I used to know! Like the guy who got wonderfully saved and born again, and then met one of his old girl friends on the street one day, and she exclaimed “ It is I”, but he said yes, “But I am no longer I”. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” ( II Corinthians 5:17). Pray and ask Jesus to make this verse burning and alive in your heart, every new 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

WHERE THERE IS A WILL THERE IS A WAY (video & text)

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­­There is a story of a little crippled boy named Tommy. He couldn’t walk but he had a room up on a second floor building overlooking a busy street. Every day he would scribble verses on some paper with a salvation prayer and drop them out of his window to the people passing below. One day a business man was walking by and noticed this little paper fluttering down from the sky. He picked it up and took it home and read it. He got wonderfully saved. The next day he was walking by the same spot again, and he saw this little hand come out the window and drop these wonderful messages of salvation down to the street. He quickly ran up the stairs of the building and knocked on little Tommy’s door. Tommy said come in, and the man explained to Tommy how he had picked up the paper and read it and received Jesus and how his life had been changed and he was so happy now. He offered to take Tommy off to his fine ranch in the country where he would have the finest food and servants to care for him and anything he wanted. Tommy thought about it and said to the kind man .Would there be many people walking by my window? The man said why no, only an occasional gardener or servant. So Tommy thanked him, and told him he couldn’t move away from his window where he could reach out with his Gospel messages and help people to know Jesus. Lord help us all to be like this little boy who wanted more than anything just to tell people about Jesus. You never know how far just one tract or witness will go. “But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.”  (Matthew 9:36-38)

 

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 POWER OF THE CROSS ! ! !

“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:18). Never underestimate the power of the cross of Jesus Christ.The devil hates the cross and will flee from its power, and the preaching of what it stands for, because that’s when he was defeated, when Jesus Christ died for our sins ON THE CROSS, and rose from the dead. The devil and his demons are only here for a short time to fulfill Bible prophecy. If you have a hard time witnessing to someone just start talking to them about the Cross of Christ, and what it means and stands for, and the enemy who is fighting for their soul will flee, and you will be surprised at how much easier it is to reach them. “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrew 12:2). How could Jesus go to the cross with joy in his heart even though outwardly he was going through such pain? Because he knew he was pleasing God his Father, and fulfilling the will of God, and saving you and me.

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

THE WHOLE TRUTH (video & text)

http://youtu.be/0Ol6cnlc2ec

“For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.” (Acts 20:27). We are supposed to preach the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. God knows I love to teach about forgiveness and mercy because I need it so much, but there are other subjects that need to be taught also. The full message is;
1. Salvation and the Baptism of the Holy Ghost.
2. Living for Jesus which includes witnessing.
3. The end time warning message, and the coming judgments of God.
These three main messages really are the full counsel of God. Shouldn’t we put these messages into our tracts that we pass out? Yes if we want to obey the Lord and get out the full counsel of God. Beloved that is what we are called to do, and that is the main reason we are alive in this world today. You will find the full message and counsel of God in this web site www.answersintheword.com . You know, that is the one thing that the departed believers cannot do is to witness to the lost in this world, unless the Lord sends them on a special mission to witness to someone here.However I believe  that many people who we have failed to reach such as Hindus, Muslims,Buddhist, etc, will have a chance to accept Jesus after they die, and why wouldn’t  they accept Jesus then, when they are witnessed to in the spirit world by a departed brother or sister.Those that have never heard about Jesus or had a real true Christian witness are not accountable and will have a chance to be saved in the spirit world when they pass away. “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). “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.” (II Peter 3:9). Jesus told a story in the Book of Luke. “There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: and there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; and in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house: for I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.” (Luke 16:19-31)
The enemy knows that every saved believer is a potential threat to his kingdom. It may be out of fashion, or not politically correct to talk about hell, but that doesn’t mean that hell is out of business. In fact it is growing stronger and bigger everyday. Maybe if we thought about the reality of people going there it might help us to witness to people more and win more souls for 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. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

WITNESSING PART 3

36) “And he sent them to preach the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick” (Luke 9:2).

37) God wants, and expects all Christians to be Missionaries.

38) There are many degrees of Missionaries or Disciples. Some are 10% some are 20%,some are 50%, and some are 100%.

39) Let’s don’t draw a circle and put people out. Let’s draw a circle and bring them in.

40) “And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews. I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.” (I Corinthians 9:20a,&22b).). I can be a Jehovah witness to a Jehovah witness because I witness for Jehovah (One of Gods names in the Bible). I can be a Catholic to the Catholics, because the word catholic means “universal”, and Jesus is for everybody. I can be a Cowboy to the Cowboy, a Businessman to a Businessman, etc,etc.

41)Just pray and ask Jesus to bring lost souls by your way so you can witness to them.

42) Don’t waste time on people who are not sincerely looking for the truth. “But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain. A man that is an heretic after the first and second admonition reject; Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.” (Titus 3;9-11). “Give not that which is Holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet,and turn again and rend you.” (Matthew 7:6).

43) “So shall my Word be that goeth forth out of my mouth; it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”(Isaiah 55:11). Witnessing is never wasted,even if people reject your witness, and persecute you. The Word that they heard from you will make them accountable on the day of judgment. “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). Sometimes you can plant a seed from the Word in their hearts that will spring forth at a later date. Someone plants, and someone waters the seed, but It is God that gives the increase. “Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labor.” (I Corinthians 3;8 ).

44) “But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God preadventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.” (II Timothy 2:23-26). Avoid getting into arguments. They hardly ever result into anything good. Just give them the Word in love, and let the Holy Spirit work in their hearts.

45) “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatsoever ye shall ask of the father in my name, he may give it you.” ( John 15:16). According to this verse Jesus has ordained you into the ministry, and you don’t need the ordination of man to preach the Gospel, but it can sometimes help open doors for you, and be a testimony unto others,and a personal inspiration, and reminder to you of what your main job is !Jesus wants us to bring forth fruit unto him. The fruit of an apple tree is an apple. The fruit of a pear tree is a pear. The fruit of a saved Christian is another Saved Christian.“Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matthew 7;20).

46) “And it came to pass when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.” (Matthew 7:28,29). Preach and teach with authority and boldness. Don’t be wishy washy or namby pamby. “The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.” (Proverbs 28:1)

47) “And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.” ( Acts 5:42).

48) “Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn everyone night and day with tears.” (Acts 20;31).

49) “I BESEECH you therefore brethren , by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, and acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12 :1&2). Like the Lady said “Oh this just kills me to go out witnessing.” Well, that is what it should do, it should kill your pride and your self esteem and your selfishness and your worry about what people think about you.” 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 shall save his life shall loose it: but whosoever shall loose his life for my sake ,the same shall save it.”( Luke 9:23,24).

50) “Blessed are ye when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake. Rejoice and be exceeding glad; for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.” ( Matthew 5:11&12). “Yea and all that will live Godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” (II Timothy 3:12). If they arrested you for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you? “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:” ( I Peter 3:15 ). “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16).

51) “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous 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.” ( Mark 8: 36-38).

52) “What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear that preach ye upon the housetops. 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 10:27,28).

53) “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in Heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is Heaven. “( Matthew 10:32,33).

54) “Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes , and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.” ( John 4:35). You don’t need four months of training before you can start witnessing, or don’t put witnessing off until you accomplish something else.

55) “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having you loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit which is the word of God. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the spirit, and watching there unto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.” (Ephesians 6: 10-18). Remember when you are witnessing that you are entering into spiritual combat with the devil and his demonic forces for the souls that you are trying to win out of the devil’s clutches to Jesus Christ. So take on the full armour of God with desperate prayer as you go forth into battle for Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour, and lost souls.

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