Tuesday, July 16, 2019

ALL OUT OF LOVE


The reason why anyone would follow
Jesus, is out of love. That is why so very few do follow Him. Many
say that they do love Jesus, but their love is not  real because
they do not obey Him.  Jesus said: "If you love Me, you
will keep My commandments." John 14:15. The commandments of
Jesus are His words and teachings, as also recorded in Matthew, Mark,
Luke and John.
Jesus said:“He who loves father or mother more
than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more
than Me is not worthy of Me. 38“And he who does not take his cross
and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. 39“He who has found his
life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find
it."Matthew 10:37-39. If we regard any person or anything more
than Jesus, then we love those things more than Him.
Love is not
words and emotion, it is action.
If we love Jesus we will
gladly do what He commanded, and we will seek in everything to please
Him. If we love Him, we will be thinking about Him, talking about
Him, and testifying about Him.
If we love Jesus, we will be
seeking His approval, praying, seeking His guidance, listening to
Him, following and obeying Him. We will be living for Him and His
kingdom.
Do we really love Jesus?
May Jesus bless you.



Monday, July 15, 2019

NOT ALL GOD'S CHILDREN WILL ENTER HEAVEN


When a sinner hears the gospel of Jesus
Christ, accepts Him and is born again, he becomes a child of God. His
past sins are forgiven and he is accepted into the household of God.
However, that does not mean that he will stay there. Many accept
Jesus, but do not go on to follow and obey Him. They believe they are
saved, but they go back to sin. Some serve Jesus for a while and then
turn away from Him, like the prodigal son. They go and do the most
heinous sins. They are still God's children, but they are lost, dead
in sin. If they should die in that condition, they will go into
hell.
We read in the parable of the prodigal son, the father said:
"For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and
is found." Luke 15:24.
Not all God's children will enter
heaven, only those who serve and obey Him. Those who keep on sinning
will perish. The wages of sin is death.
God will reward every man,
both believers and unbelievers, according to their deeds.
Many
Christians are living in sin and believe that Jesus died in their
place, for their sins and that they will be pardoned because they
believe in Jesus and are children of God. They are deceived. We read
in Romans 2:4-11. "Or do you think lightly of the riches of His
kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of
God leads you to repentance? 5But because of your stubbornness and
unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of
wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,6who WILL
RENDER TO EACH PERSON ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS: 7to those who by
perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality,
eternal life; 8but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not
obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation.
9There will be tribulation and distress for every soul of man who
does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek, 10but glory and
honor and peace to everyone who does good, to the Jew first and also
to the Greek. 11For there is no partiality."
Not only do we
have to live holy, but we have to work for the kingdom of God. We
have to bear fruit, multiply and bring others to Jesus. Many have
repented and are living holy but they are unfruitful for the kingdom
of God. They are not building onto the kingdom of God. Many are
building their own churches, making religious converts, not disciples
of Jesus Christ. We read in 1 Corinthians 3:11 "For no man can
lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus
Christ. 12Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver,
precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13each man’s work will become
evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with
fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man’s work.
14If any man’s work which he has built on it remains, he will
receive a reward. 15If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer
loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire." The
scripture is not speaking about sinning Christians, it is talking
about children of God that are busy with dead religious practices.
Their religion is worthless for the kingdom of God.


We can only bear fruit for the kingdom
of God if we stay in Christ, in obedience to Jesus and His words,
being led by the Holy Spirit.

Sinning Christians, born again
children of God, who do not live holy will not enter the kingdom of
heaven. Without holiness, no man shall see the Lord. Proverbs 3:12
"for the LORD disciplines the one he loves, just as a father
disciplines the son in whom he delights." Many children of God
balk, shrink away, when God disciplines them, therefor they persist
in  their wrongful ways. They do not yield, repent and obey the
Father. They never learn to walk in His ways. They always go astray,
break out and go with the world and the sinners.. They are not
suitable for the kingdom of heaven.

It is only the obedient,
faithful children of God that will inherit His kingdom. The rebels
and fornicators will be cast out and end up in hell with the children
of disobedience.

Never become complacent. Apply yourself to
holiness, obedience to Jesus and work hard for the kingdom of God.
Many children of God will not make it into heaven. Jesus said:
"Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you,
will seek to enter and will not be able."

May Jesus bless
you.



Sunday, July 14, 2019

JESUS WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU


Jesus is faithful. If you accept Him,
and ask Him to come into your life, He will adopt you and make you a
child of God. He will never leave nor forsake His children. He cares
for them and will take care of them until the end.
Jesus will
supply in every need. He will guide us every step of the way, if we
stay with Him and obey Him. It is not His will that any of His
children perish, but that all of them repent of their evil ways and
obey Him so that they can share in His holiness.
If we stray from
Jesus and disobey Him He will call us back and He will chastise us,
so that we can correct our ways and live. If we keep on disregarding
and disobeying Him, He will hand us over to the punishers. He will
allow satan and his demons to torment us, so that we can learn not to
stray.
Jesus is preparing for Himself a pure bride,
obedient, righteous and holy. He is working perfection in us. He is
purifying His bride like silver in the smelter's pot. John the
baptist said:" 11“As for me, I baptize you with water for
repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I
am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy
Spirit and fire. 12“His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will
thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat
into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable
fire.”Matthew 3:11-12.
Wheat is beaten until all the chaff is
removed. Jesus will beat us until all the chaff, sinfulness,
rebellion, worldliness, selfishness, self-will and disobedience, is
beaten out of us so that we can be pure, holy, perfect, like
Him.
Many are not willing to accept the correction and care of
Jesus and they reject Him. They do not yield to Him and obey Him. In
the end they are discarded, as chaff, and burned with unquenchable
fire, in eternal torment in hell.
Jesus will take care of us, but
we must trust, obey, yield to Him, and stay with Him, until the end.
Those who endure with Jesus until the end, they will be saved, they
will have eternal life. Are we enduring with Jesus?
May Jesus
bless you

Saturday, July 13, 2019

JESUS IS CALLING YOU. CAN YOU HEAR HIM?


Jesus is calling many Christians to
repent of their evil ways and turn back to Him, to live holy and
serve Him, but many are not hearing.
Jesus is faithful. If you once accepted
Him, He will never give up on you. His calling and His gifts are
irrevocable. He does not turn back on His word. Once you have
accepted Him and become His, He will do His utmost to bring you back
to Him, if you stray, but He will never force you to follow Him. He
will not hold you back if you want to leave Him. If you persist in
your evil ways and refuse to repent and follow Him, you will end up
in hell with the children of disobedience.
Jesus speaks in many
ways, in dreams, visions, circumstances, sickness, pain, calamity,
accidents and many other ways. He speaks through His servants that He
sends to warn the lost and back-slidden. It is not the will of God
that any perish but that all repent of their evil ways, obey Him and
have eternal life.
Nothing happens to a child of God, and to the
back slidden, without Jesus allowing it. The devil can only do to a
child of God, what Jesus allows him to do. All our misfortunes, pains
and calamities come with the consent of God. It is the voice of God,
calling us to Him, calling us to repentance.
Many Christians are
not fruitful. They are in sin and disobedience. They are not
following and obeying Jesus. They are not witnessing and bringing
others to Jesus.  Every tree that does not bear fruit will be
cut off and burned. We read  the words of Jesus in Luke 13:
"6And He began telling this parable: “A man had a fig tree
which had been planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit
on it and did not find any. 7“And he said to the vineyard-keeper,
‘Behold, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig
tree without finding any. Cut it down! Why does it even use up the
ground?’ 8“And he answered and said to him, ‘Let it alone, sir,
for this year too, until I dig around it and put in fertilizer; 9and
if it bears fruit next year, fine; but if not, cut it down.’”
Dear
friend, are you bearing fruit? Can you hear Jesus calling you and
warning you to repent? Do not ignore Him. Listen, obey, and your soul
will live. If you don't, you will perish.
May Jesus bless you.

Friday, July 12, 2019

ARE YOU BEARING FRUIT?


Since John the baptist first preached
the kingdom of God, the world has been warned that every tree that
does not bear fruit, will get cut off and burned. We read in Matthew
3:1-12
1Now in those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the
wilderness of Judea, saying, 2“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is
at hand.”
3For this is the one referred to by Isaiah the prophet
when he said,
          
“THE VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS,
          
‘MAKE READY THE WAY OF THE LORD,
          
MAKE HIS PATHS STRAIGHT!’”
4Now John himself had a garment of
camel’s hair and a leather belt around his waist; and his food was
locusts and wild honey. 5Then Jerusalem was going out to him, and all
Judea and all the district around the Jordan; 6and they were being
baptized by him in the Jordan River, as they confessed their
sins.
      7But when he saw many of the
Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You
brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
8“Therefore bear fruit in keeping with repentance; 9and do not
suppose that you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham for our
father’; for I say to you that from these stones God is able to
raise up children to Abraham. 10“The axe is already laid at the
root of the trees; therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit
is cut down and thrown into the fire.
    
11“As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who
is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His
sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12“His
winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His
threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He
will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
We read in John
15:1, Jesus said:“I am the true vine, and My Father is the
vinedresser. 2“Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He
takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that
it may bear more fruit..  4“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the
branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so
neither can you unless you abide in Me. 5“I am the vine, you are
the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit,
for apart from Me you can do nothing. 6“If anyone does not abide in
Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them,
and cast them into the fire and they are burned. 7“If you abide in
Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be
done for you. 8“My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much
fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. 9“Just as the Father has
loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. 10“If you keep
My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My
Father’s commandments and abide in His love."
Here is the
key to bering fruit. We must obey the commandments of Jesus, His
words and teachings as they were also recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke
and John.
Are we bearing fruit? Are we living as Jesus commanded?
If we don't we will get cut off and burned.
May Jesus bless you.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

TO LOVE GOD


The greatest command is:"YOU SHALL
LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL,
AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH." Mark
12:30.
Many Christians will tell you that they love Jesus,
but our lives have to prove it or else it is just empty words. Jesus
said:"If you love Me, you will keep My commandments."John
14:15. Jesus further said: “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My
word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make
Our abode with him. 24“He who does not love Me does not keep My
words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s
who sent Me."John 14:23,24.
To love Jesus means to obey Him,
His words, His commands that were also recorded in Matthew, Mark,
Luke and John. Jesus said that those who do not love him, do not obey
His words. He further promised that he will come and dwell in and
with the one who loves Him. He will make His Spirit, the Holy Spirit,
to dwell in the one who loves Him and therefor obeys Him.
Not only
will the one who loves Him obey His words, but will also obey His
Spirit, will be led by the Holy Spirit. We read in Romans 8:14 "For
all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God."
They are the children of God. It is thus a requirement for a child of
God to be led by the Holy Spirit and to obey His guidance, then we
will be in Christ, in His love.
In view thereof, let us read the
words of Paul in Romans 8 with understanding: 1Therefore there is now
no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2For the law of
the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of
sin and of death. 3For what the Law could not do, weak as it was
through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of
sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the
flesh, 4so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us,
who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
5For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the
things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the
things of the Spirit. 6For the mind set on the flesh is death, but
the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, 7because the mind set
on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to
the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, 8and those who are
in the flesh cannot please God.

    
9However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the
Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit
of Christ, he does not belong to Him. 10If Christ is in you, though
the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of
righteousness. 11But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the
dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will
also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in
you.

      12So then, brethren, we
are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the
flesh— 13for if you are living according to the flesh, you must
die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the
body, you will live. 14For all who are being led by the Spirit of
God, these are sons of God.15For you have not received a spirit of
slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of
adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!” 16The
Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God,
17and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with
Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be
glorified with Him."

By obeying Jesus, we demonstrate our
love for Him. Further, through following the guidance of the Holy
Spirit we fulfill the first commandment, which is LOVING GOD. If we
follow after our flesh, we cannot please God, we cannot do His will,
because we do our own desires, idolizing and serving ourselves.


The Holy Spirit EMPOWERS us to OVERCOME
our flesh and OBEY the will of God, but we have to make every effort
to obey Him.

We are warned that every branch that does not
bear fruit will get cut off and burned. Without Jesus we can do
nothing. If we are not obeying Jesus and following the guidance of
the Holy Spirit, we cannot bear fruit, and are ready to be cut off
and burned.

Do we really love Jesus? Do we obey
His words and commands? Have we received the Holy Spirit and are we
following His guidance? Are we obedient children of God? Do we really
love Jesus?


May Jesus bless you.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

A SECOND CANCER DIAGNOSES


There are few things in life that are
as harrowing as a cancer diagnoses. This week I was  diagnosed
with cancer in the lung and chest. I have just recovered from rectal
cancer treatment, surgeries, chemo and radiation that was diagnosed
less than two years ago.
As a born again child of God, I
know that nothing can happen to me that Jesus does not allow. This
sickness was allowed by the Lord, it is from Him. It is chastisement
from the hand of God. Before I was diagnosed with rectal cancer the
Lord warned me that I was not as focused on Him as I should be.
We
used to live in remote places away from family and acquaintances and
we spent most of our time on the internet preaching the gospel and
replying to emails as Jesus commanded us to do. We moved closer to
our children about 3 years ago and got involved with them. It was
then that the Lord warned me. We were still continuing our work on
the internet, witnessing for Jesus, we never stopped, but our
attention was divided because we spent more time with the children.
They made use of us and we obliged, like parents do. It divided our
attention from the Lord's work. It was then that I was diagnosed with
rectal cancer, after becoming very ill.
After botched surgeries I
got sepsis. I was in ICU for more than a month, during which time I
died twice and was resuscitated. I survived, recovered and went
through chemo and extremely painful radiation, then through extensive
surgery to remove the tumor and do reconstructive plastic surgery in
June 2018, as my core was destroyed through the previous botched
surgeries.
During this time I witnessed for Jesus and made
videos as He gave me the messages, but we were still involved with
the children and the wonderful grandson that the Lord had given
us.
Then the pains in my chest started developing, becoming worse
all the time, until I felt that I could not function any more. After
much prayer, I went to the hospital and received the second diagnoses
of cancer.
There is nowhere that we can hide from the Lord,
nothing is hidden from Him. He does not accept half measures or
divided attention. I have been preaching to others but was myself
drawn away by my love for my children and grandchild, which caused me
to sin. I was not as diligent as I should have been and that is why
the Lord struck me twice with cancer.
I accept and have repented
of my error. I am in the Lord's hand. I have decided not to go back
to the hospital. Chemo, radiation, surgery, special diets and
nutritional remedies will not heal me. When the Lord put's His hand
on you, you cannot escape or hide.
By His grace I will continue to
preach the truth, as long as He allows me and finds me useful. I am
thankful that Jesus prunes the branches that bear fruit, which can be
very painful. I am glad that He prunes me and corrects me and did not
just cut me off, like He did 21 years ago when I was not fruitful. I
then died of a heart attack but He brought me back to preach the
gospel. He then gave me a second chance.  I pray that I may bear
more fruit, and bring more souls to Jesus, to bring glory to Him. We
learn through what we suffer and I thank Jesus that He has made me
suffer so that I can better learn His ways and better serve
Him.
Please learn from my mistakes and from my testimony. It is a
narrow road that we need to walk to enter heaven. We need to stay
close to Jesus and be led by the Holy Spirit, all the time. We have
to endure discipline and correction, not give up.
Please pray for
me that the Lord heal me. May we endure with Jesus until the end and
do what is pleasing to Him.
May Jesus bless you.

CHRISTIANS WITHOUT AUTHORITY


Most Christians have no spiritual
authority, they are powerless against satan. They cannot stop
sinning. They cannot stop watching pornography, cannot stop lusting,
cannot resist temptation, cannot stop lying, cheating, fornicating.
They cannot overcome because they are walking in their own power, not
the power of the Holy Spirit.
Those who follow Jesus, under
guidance of the Holy Spirit, have the authority to overcome all
things. They have the authority to cast out satan and set the
captives free, but if they turn from Jesus and compromise with sin,
with other people and with the world, they lose their authority.
satan seduces the children of God to disobey Jesus, they become
powerless, lose their authority and are destroyed.
The
apostle James wrote in James 4:1-10. "1What is the source of
quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures
that wage war in your members? 2You lust and do not have; so you
commit murder. You are envious and cannot obtain; so you fight and
quarrel. You do not have because you do not ask. 3You ask and do not
receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it
on your pleasures. 4You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship
with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to
be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. 5Or do you
think that the Scripture speaks to no purpose: “He jealously
desires the Spirit which He has made to dwell in us”? 6But He gives
a greater grace. Therefore it says, “GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD,
BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.” 7Submit therefore to God. Resist
the devil and he will flee from you. 8Draw near to God and He will
draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your
hearts, you double-minded. 9Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your
laughter be turned into mourning and your joy to gloom. 10Humble
yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you."
If
we purify ourselves of unrighteousness and worldliness, and submit
ourselves to Jesus, He will give us the authority and the power to
overcome sin, satan and the world.
Repent. Purify yourself
Submit to Jesus, obey His words, listen to and follow the guidance of
the Holy Spirit. Do not allow satan to seduce and disarm you through
compromise with sin, disobedience and worldliness. satan will try all
He can until the end to strip you of your power and authority, so
that he can destroy you.
Turn to Jesus. Repent from the heart. He
will accept you and empower you to overcome and stand in the evil
day. Stay with Jesus, in submission to Him, or you will be
destroyed.
Only those who overcome, will enter the kingdom
of heaven. Take heed of the words of Jesus in Revelation 2:4-7 ‘But
I have this against you, that you have left your first
love.5‘Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent
and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and
will remove your lampstand out of its place—unless you repent.
7‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the
churches. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of
life which is in the Paradise of God.’
Are we doing the first
deeds? Are we submitted to Jesus and walking in His authority, in
obedience to Him? Are we overcoming?
May Jesus bless you.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

THE FEAR OF MAN IS A SNARE


We read in Proverbs 9:25 “The fear of
man brings a snare, But he who trusts in the LORD will be exalted.”
The fear of man causes people to sin and end up in hell.


Jesus said:“I say to you, My friends,
do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that have no
more that they can do. 5“But I will warn you whom to fear:
fear the One who, after He has killed, has authority to cast into
hell; yes, I tell you, fear Him!” Luke 12:4,5.


People often tell “white” lies, big
lies and even swear falsely to protect themselves of to gain
benefits. God knows everything. Nothing is hidden from Him. Liars
will not enter the kingdom of heaven.


We read in Revelation 22:15 “Outside
are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the
murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices
lying.”


Do not let the fear of man cause you to
lie. Repent of all lying and speak the truth always. Liars will not
enter the kingdom of God.


May Jesus bless you

Saturday, July 6, 2019

ALL THE GLORY TO JESUS


If anyone makes it into heaven, they
will have nothing to boast about. Without Jesus, nobody will enter
heaven. Just believing in Jesus, will not save you. You need to
know Him, follow and obey Him, until the end. Jesus is the WAY. If
you don’t follow Him, you will not find the entrance into heaven.
He is the TRUTH. Without Him guiding you, you will not know the
truth. He is the LIFE. Without Him there is no life, and without Him
there is no eternal life.
Jesus called me many years ago, to make
disciples who will know Him, follow and obey Him. I am here to put
your hand in His hand, so that you can follow Him.
Jesus wants to disclose Himself to you,
so that you can hear His voice, see His kingdom and be part of His
kingdom, which is the Kingdom of God. You need to accept Him as your
Lord and Master, bow before Him, plead forgiveness of your past sins,
turn from your sins, stop sinning, be baptized in water for the
washing off of your sins. Invite Jesus into your heart, ask Him to
baptize you in the Holy Spirit, so that His Spirit will come and
dwell in you, to teach and guide you every step of the way.
He is faithful. He will not leave you,
nor forsake you. If you do wrong, He will convict you, so you can
repent and correct your ways. If you keep on straying from Him, He
will discipline and chastise you. Sometimes His chastisement will be
severe. It is all because He loves you and cares for you. If you do
make it into heaven it will be because of Him. You must hold His hand
and never let go. If you keep on straying and turn from Him, you will
end up in hell, because of your own unwillingness to follow and stay
with Him.
Without Jesus, you will not make it
into heaven. You will not make it on your own, not with your Bible
alone, not with Christian friends, nor with your church, not with
your preacher or pastor, not with anybody other than Jesus. You will
not make it because of your own initiatives, or good works, mighty
achievements, only through OBEDIENCE to Jesus, holding His hand,
following Him. All the glory will go to Jesus. Without Him, we can do
nothing.
Have you put your hand in His hand and
are you following Him?
May Jesus bless you.