Thursday, June 29, 2017

God is Kind but STERN



God is kind. Jesus Christ
forgives all our sins He pardons us, and He makes us children of God,
if we accept Him, but what people do not understand is that God is
also stern. This rebellious generation does not understand the
sternness of God and the discipline of God. God is unrelenting. He
demands absolute obedience to the words of Jesus, because those are
the words of eternal life.
God is unbending. He does
not compromise, to anybody or for anybody. God does not relent. He
does not give up on that which He commanded us to do. He does not
change. God is rigid. There is no shadow of changing with God. That
which He said, He will do. He will punish all disobedience. The wages
of sin is death. If we turn away from Jesus and we go back to sin
then God will discipline us, and if we do not accept discipline, we
will perish, because God does not tolerate sin. God is exact about
His requirements. the words of Jesus Christ are exact. They are not
open to interpretation. Jesus said that if you look at a woman to
desire her, to lust after her, you have already committed adultery in
your heart, and adulterers will not enter the kingdom of God.
Those who disobey Jesus
will perish, even though they did experience the kindness of God,
even though they were born again. Jesus said that every branch in
Him that does not bear fruit will get cut off and burned. Such
born-again people who have experienced the kindness of God and who
became children of God, but who do not bear fruit, will get cut off
and burned. They will end up in hell. God does not change. God does
not tolerate sin. God does not tolerate disobedience. Without
holiness no man shall see God. The soul that sins will die, will
perish in hell. No sinners will go into the kingdom of heaven.
The kindness of God leads
us to repentance, and holiness, to obedience to His commands, which
are the words of Jesus Christ, the words of eternal life. Those who
disobey Jesus will perish. Those who rebel against Him will not enter
His kingdom. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.
If we obey Him, we will live. If we deny Him, disregard and disobey
Him, we will perish. We need to understand the kindness of God, but
also the severity of God, the sternness of God. God that does not
change, He does not tolerate disobedience. Fear Him, obey Him, and
you will live. There's only one way and that is to follow Jesus
Christ, obey Him and you will live.
May Jesus bless you.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

God out of the box



Theologians and Bible scholars want to put God in a box. They will often tell you that God will not go outside of what is written in the Bible. They will tell you that a God does not speak, that the Bible is the Word of God and that whatever God said is written in the Bible, and that God speaks through the Bible. They do not know God and that is why they speak such foolishness. They make predictions about what will happen based on their interpretation of the Scriptures and of the prophecies as recorded in the Bible, but when things do not work out as they predicted, they change their predictions, and foolish people keep on believing them and running after them. They are the blind leaders of the blind.

The psalmist said in Psalm 119 "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." He was not speaking about the Bible, he was speaking about the Word of God, the Spirit of God, that speaks to those who have ears, and those who listen. Jesus said:"My sheep hear My voice and they follow Me." Those who are being led by the Spirit of God, they are the children of God, they are the sons of God, and they know that you cannot put God in a box. You cannot predict God. You cannot predict what God will do next, because God is God. He is above all human thought, above all human imagination, and predictions.

God is God. Jesus Christ is Lord and He does as He pleases, but He reveals Himself to those who seek Him, and who listen to His voice. They will not be in darkness and they know that He is unlimited. You cannot put Jesus Christ in a box. He is the Lord God Almighty. Be still and know that He is God. Seek Him with all your heart and He will reveal Himself to you. He will give His Spirit in you and He will guide you into all truth.

 May Jesus bless you.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Wrestling with the Scriptures



Bible students and theologians like to wrestle with the Scriptures. They pick and choose and they apply scriptures in such a way as to fit in with their understanding or with their theories and their theology, but they never come to the truth because they are occupied with their own mind and their own desires, and their own beliefs. 

Jesus Christ gives the Holy Spirit in those who obey Him.  The Holy Spirit will guide us into all truth. If you wrestle with the Scriptures you always win, because you apply the scriptures to your own liking, your own desire, to your own understanding; but those who seek the truth go on their knees, they seek Jesus and they wrestle with the Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth, will guide you into all truth, but you will not win against the Spirit of God, the truth will always win it will triumph over lies and any opinions of man.

Those who are pure in heart will see God. Those who seek the truth do not wrestle with the Scriptures, they wrestle with the Spirit of God and they are taught the truth. They are not in darkness because the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit, will teach them and guide them into the whole truth. The Spirit of Truth will refute the lies that we have been brought up with, the lies that we've been told and that we have come to believe. It is to our advantage to seek the truth to wrestle with the Spirit of God until the truth is revealed  in us and to us. The Holy Spirit of God will guide us into all truth, if we truly seek Him.

Do not wrestle with the Scriptures. Do not try and make the Scriptures fit into your theology. Rather seek the truth, go on your knees and speak to Jesus. Ask Him to guide you into all truth and a Holy Spirit will enlighten your mind, will give you understanding of the truth.

May Jesus bless you.

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Pilgrim Character



The born-again child of God has a Pilgrim character, he is not of this world. Jesus Christ said that everyone who is born of the Spirit of God is like a wind, you don't know where he's coming from or where he is going.

 Those who are truly born again are of the kingdom of God. They are of a different Kingdom, they are just passers through, and that is why they do not love the things of the world. Neither are they of this world.

Are we truly born again? Do we have that pilgrim character? Are we of this world, or are we of the kingdom of God?

May Jesus bless you.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

A Call For SEPARATION



Jesus Christ calls us to
separation, a life of holiness. We are I separate people, a holy
people, called unto Him for His purpose. The Apostle Paul writes in
2nd Corinthians 6:14 "Do not be bound together with unbelievers;
for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what
Fellowship has light with darkness? Or what harmony has Christ with
Belial, or what as a believer in common with an unbeliever" Or
what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the
Temple of the Living God; just as God, I will dwell in them and walk
among them and I will be their God and they shall be My people.
Therefore come out from their midst and be separate says the Lord,
and do not touch what is unclean, and I will welcome you. And I will
be a father to you and you shall be sons and daughters to Me says the
Lord Almighty."
Jesus is calling us to
dedicate our lives to Him, to separate ourselves unto Him, to walk
with Him; not to socialize with the world, not to be conformed to the
world. The Apostle James wrote in James 4:4 "You 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. Or do you think that the scripture speaks to
no purpose, He jealously desires the Spirit which He has made to
dwell in us."
Jesus does not call us to
fellowship with other believers. He calls us into fellowship with
Himself; to walk with Him. We must become like Jesus, not like other
believers. We have to separate ourselves unto Him. We must not be
like the world or go after the things of the world, we have to
separate ourselves unto Jesus so that we can be pleasing to Him. We
can only walk with Jesus if we separate ourselves unto Him. If we
socialize and fellowship with worldly Christians then our fellowship
is not with Jesus but with people. We have to separate ourselves unto
Jesus, listen to Him, be tuned in to Him and He will speak to us, He
will guide us and He will teach us. We are called to be Saints, who
follow our Lord and Master Jesus Christ.
May Jesus bless you.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Sinning Christians False Converts



Many people have come to
faith in Jesus and they call themselves Christians but they have
never repented and they have never stopped sinning, they are false
converts. We cannot be followers of Jesus Christ if we do not obey
His words.
We first have to repent of
sin turn away from sin and live according to the words of Jesus, be
righteous and holy, be baptized in water and be filled with the Holy
Spirit, and follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Those who
continue living in sin are false converts. They are not saved. They
are not followers of Jesus Christ, they are not Christians.
Those who follow Jesus
Christ are Saints, they sin no more. They live in obedience to Jesus
and they live to glorify Him.
May Jesus bless you.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Follow Jesus EVERY Day



To be a Christian means to
be a follower of Jesus Christ, not just a believer. We can only
follow Jesus if we experience Him for real. Those who are born again
of the Spirit of God experienced Jesus Christ in their spirit,
because those who are being led by the Spirit of God they are the
children of God. Many people believe in Jesus but they do not follow
Him. They cannot follow Him because they are not born again.
If we believe in Jesus
Christ and we obey His words, His commands; if we repent and we are
baptized in water, then we are born again and we experience Jesus. We
hear His voice and we see Hs kingdom in our spirit. Our spirit is
brought to life because God is spirit and we can only have communion
with Him in the spirit. The person who is not born again of the
Spirit of God cannot understand the things of God, cannot understand
the kingdom of God, He cannot see the kingdom of God and He does not
experience Jesus.
Many believers are not
born again. They read the scriptures and they try to live according
to the scriptures but they are not born again. At heart they are
sinners, at heart they are enemies of God because they have never
submitted themselves to Jesus. They have never become real in their
relationship with Him. They do not know Him. Many of them are Bible
teachers, and preachers, but they have no relationship with Jesus and
they cannot follow Him because they do not know Him. You cannot
follow Jesus from a book of rules, from reading the Bible, and
listening to other people, you need to be led by the Spirit of God.
Jesus gives his spirit in those who obey His gospel, His words, those
who are serious with Him, those who truly believe and those who seek
His guidance, those who seek Him for real. He manifests Himself to
them. They hear His voice in their spirit, they serve Him in their
spirit, and only they can follow Jesus Christ. We have to follow
Jesus Christ every day until the very end to enter His kingdom. If we
are not born again of the Spirit of God we cannot experience Jesus,
we cannot follow Him. We need to have that born-again experience,
where our spirit becomes alive to the Spirit of God so that we can
have communion with God, and we only get that experience when we
humble ourselves before Jesus, and we repent, obey His words, are
baptized in water. He will reveal Himself to us if we obey Him. He
will come and live in us and with us. He will guide us and He will
teach us and we must follow Him every day until the very end. Those
who are being led by the Spirit of God they are the children of God.
Are you a child of God?
Are you being led by the Spirit of God? Do you know Jesus Christ for
real? Do you follow and obey Him every day?
May Jesus bless you.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Pursue Holiness



There is a difference
between the children of God and the unbelievers, and that difference
is holiness. The children of God, those who follow Jesus, are not
sinners anymore; they pursue holiness, they go after holiness.
As the writer of Hebrews
wrote in Hebrews 13:14 "Pursue peace with all men, as well as
holiness, without which no one will see the Lord."
The Apostle Peter writes
in 1 Peter 1:14 "As obedient children, do not be conformed to
the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the
Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior
because it is written: "You shall be holy for I am holy."
The Apostle Paul writes in
Romans 12:2 "And do not be conformed to this world, but be
transformed by the renewing of your mind so that you may prove what
the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect."
We are called to holiness, we are called to be children of God, a
holy priesthood.
Paul writes in 2
Corinthians 6:14 "Do not be bound together with unbelievers for
what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what
Fellowship has light with darkness, or what harmony as Christ with
Belial? Or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever, or what
agreement as a temple of God with idols? For we are the Temple of the
Living God. Just as God said:"I will dwell in them and walk
among them and I will be their God and they shall be My people.
Therefore come out from their midst and be separate says the Lord and
do not touch what is unclean and I will welcome you and I will be a
father to you and you shall be sons and daughters to Me says the Lord
Almighty."
Are we pursuing holiness?
Are we going after Jesus Christ with all our power? Or are we
conformed to the world? Why is it that believers want to be like the
world? They go after the same senseless lusts and pleasures; they
want to be like the world. They deface their bodies, they tattoo
themselves. They are not satisfied with what God has given them. They
want to change their bodies. Some of them are not satisfied that God
made them a man or a woman, they want to be something else. They are
ungrateful, unholy, conformed to this world.
We have to separate
ourselves from that which is evil. We have to come out from among
those we do not respect and fear God. If we associate with them, we
will be like them, but if we follow Jesus we have to come out and
separate ourselves, cleanse ourselves of all unrighteousness, and
then he will live among us. He will live in us, He will guide us, He
will teach us. He will reveal Himself to us, we will know His voice.
We have to pursue holiness, because without holiness we shall not see
the Lord. The Lord does not dwell in a filthy temple. If we make
ourselves available to the influences of this world and if we want to
be like this world we are not suitable for Jesus and that is why
most believers have no relationship with Jesus. They do not have any
fellowship with Him because they prefer to be conformed to the world.
Come out from among them and be holy and Jesus will accept you, and
He will come and live in you. He will dwell with you and you will
know Him for real.
May Jesus bless you.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Salvation is NOT a Contractual Guarantee



Salvation is not a
contractual guarantee based on your confession of your faith in Jesus
Christ. You are not entitled to certain benefits and expectations
because you trust in Jesus Christ. To trust in Jesus Christ cannot
save you if you do not follow and obey Him. These things that I just
mentioned are some of the lies that are being preached by Bible
teachers. They say that if you trust in Jesus you have salvation and
you will enter into heaven. That is a lie.
You are not entitled to
certain benefits based on Bible Scripture just because you believe in
Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ said that whoever wishes to come after
Him must deny himself pick up his cross and follow Him every day. The
condition for salvation is to follow and obey Jesus Christ until the
very end. There is no guarantee of salvation. Many of these are false
teachers are celebrating a salvation that they promised to other
people, based on Bible scriptures. They believe these lies but they
have no relationship with Jesus Christ.
You cannot base your
salvation or Bible verses. Your salvation is based on your
relationship with Jesus Christ. It is not based on words that are
written on paper. It is based on your fellowship with Jesus Christ,
whether you have the Spirit of Christ and whether you follow and obey
Him, whether He knows you and you know Him and you do what is
pleasing to Him. We have no entitlements, no rights, no expectations,
other than the hope of eternal life, IF we continue to follow and
obey Jesus Christ until the very end. We have to obey His words as
they are also recorded in the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John)
repent and be baptized in water, be filled with the Holy Spirit and
follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Obey Jesus Christ, seek Him,
seek His kingdom, live for Him and live for His kingdom. Live
according to His words and He will reveal Himself to you. He will
teach you and He will guide you, but at no stage are we entitled to
any benefits. We are living in the hope of salvation, we have the
hope of final salvation as long as we stay with Jesus Christ and obey
Him until the very end. Jesus will never leave us and neither will He
forsake us but we have to stay with Him we have to follow and obey
Him and do what He commands or else we will not enter His kingdom.
Jesus said:"Why do
you call Me Lord, Lord and you do not what I say?" Many trust in
Jesus for salvation but they do not know Him, neither do they want to
know Him. They do not obey Him, they do not follow Him, they have
nothing to do with Him, but they claim salvation. They believe they
have security of salvation based on some Bible verses. They are
foolish because Jesus will say to them:"Go away I never knew
you, you workers of unrighteousness."
Do you know Jesus? Do you
follow and obey Him? Do not be deceived, if we do not obey and follow
Jesus Christ and know him for real, we will certainly not enter His
kingdom.
May Jesus bless you.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

The SECRET of Hearing the Voice of God



Jesus said:"My sheep
hear My voice and they follow Me." He did not say that some of
My sheep hear My voice, all of His sheep hear His voice, but not all
Christians are His sheep; not all believers are really interested in
hearing the voice of God. Most Christian believers are not interested
in knowing Jesus. They are not interested in the kingdom of God. They
just want salvation and they don't want to go to hell.
Some of them want to hear
the voice of God, but for their own purposes, and God is not used nor
abused by men. Jesus Christ is Lord and we are here to glorify Him,
to serve Him, to follow Him and to obey Him. The kingdom of God is
about Jesus. Jesus invites us to follow Him. Jesus promises His Holy
Spirit gifts to those who love Him, who obey Him and who follow Him.
Jesus promised the baptism in the Holy Spirit to all those who obey
Him, but believers are not interested. Some believers have a serious
desire for the baptism of the Holy Spirit and to hear the voice of
God, but then instead of staying with Jesus and persisting with Him,
seeking Him with all their heart, they start listening to the
theologians. They start listening to other Christians, who are not
followers of Jesus, others who are not His sheep and then they follow
after those sheep, instead of seeking Jesus with all their heart.
Jesus said:"Whoever is thirsty, come to the waters and drink."
He invites everybody but not all believers are thirsty. Very few seek
the will of God. They seek their own desires, they do not want to do
the will of God. They do not want to really hear the voice of God and
therefore because they are not serious they never get to hear His
voice.
If we are serious about
following Jesus Christ and we seek him with all our heart then He
will quickly answer us. He will reveal Himself to us, but we have to
press on in. We have to seek Him with all our heart, be diligent, be
persistent and we will learn that the kingdom of God is not about us
and about our desires, it is about Jesus Christ and doing his will.
People want to hear from God for their own purposes. God speaks for
His purposes, for the building of His kingdom. If we are not
interested in Jesus Christ, in knowing Him, in His kingdom, in
serving Him, in being pleasing to Him, then we will not hear from
Him. His sheep hear His voice and they follow Him because they love
Him and they want to serve Him. If you truly seek Jesus and you want
to serve Him, if you want to be part of His kingdom, you will hear
His voice. He will speak to you. He will reveal Himself to you. Jesus
said:"He who has My commands and keeps them is the one who loves
Me, and me and My Father will come and dwell with him and I will
reveal Myself to him." If you truly seek Jesus and you obey His
words, then you will get to know Him for real. He will reveal Himself
to you. He will speak to you. He will guide you. He will teach you
and He will give you understanding; but if you persist in your own
ways, if you trust more in what other people say, if you trust more
in what you read in the Bible, then you can forget about it. Jesus
will not speak to you.
Jesus said to the
Pharisees:"You diligently search the scriptures in there to find
eternal life but you refuse to come to Me to have life." Do you
want life? Do you want to hear the voice of God? Then seek Jesus with
all your heart. Seek Jesus with all your heart and He will reveal
Himself to you.
May Jesus bless you.