Posted by: admin on Sat, Feb 8, 2020
asking the question,Are you ready for when Christ comes back?
THERE ARE BIBLICAL FACTS THEN, THERE IS “RELIGION.”
By Jimmie W. Warren
Greeting saints and friends of the Lord. Have you ever stopped to think about what the meaning of Jesus/YESHUA Messiah's death and resurrection means to you personally? He should be the most important person in your life, not just a little figure on a wooden cross that hangs on a wall!
I know for instance that some of you when you felt repentance that you poured out your heart when shown your sins and shame to our Lord Yeshua / Jesus the Christ, maybe you made many promises about doing better in this life if he would give you more time?
Maybe for some, you were or are having drinking and/or drug problems, and have been in a bathroom throwing-up into the toilet bowl in some cocktail bar or maybe even at work and you are swearing that you will never drink like this again, like a few times before but you really mean it this time if only God would give you another chance in life? Does this sound like you?
Now about some men having trouble with women or maybe you, Ladies are having your mind on males too much of the time? Do you go out to bars each weekend night, even after church sometimes? Maybe You are out looking for that right mate or is it all about the sex? Be honest to yourself as you answer some or all of these questions?
How about this, you think you are doing the right things. like going to church every weekend and even a Bible study say on a Tuesday? How many times have you walked down the Isle and offered your heart to God, then told him, maybe even promised him, you would change from your sin-filled life? Maybe you cried out while on your knees and your family cried for you to change also while the whole family is in turmoil because of your sins?
Now your loved ones, who have accepted the Lord already, they all want you to be with them when they are all raised from the grave when Jesus/YESHUA comes back to this earth. They are praying for you still because you have slipped back into your old ways because you tried to change your own self without help from the Holy Spirit coming into your life!
These are only a few sins in your life, too many others to cover here now but you and God know about all the rest. Amen! I too have used these excuses myself, years ago when I tried to be Good on my own but, you see we cannot change who we are without God's calling! We all have heard someone say “well I am a good person and I do not need a church or some minister telling me how to live my life.”But Christ said, “only the Father is Good.”
Read my article on “ Now You Have Repented, What Will You Do Next? ”
Yes, many people fails to do the right thing, which is to live like Christ did and ask Our Father Yahweh to send his Holy Spirit into our hearts and our minds so, He can change us, otherwise we will go right back into our old lifestyle, doing all the same things like smoking, drinking too much, going out to bars, looking for the right guy or girl to fill that empty hole in our lives? Right?
Here are some facts that will get you closer to Jesus/YESHUA with him as your Lord and Master because he paid the price for you to be saved. Amen and Amen!
1. Open your mind and your heart, invite Jesus/YESHUA to come in and to make you a new creature, to be his slave and child of our Father Yahweh, for he so loved the world he gave his only begotten son so, you and all your loved ones might live forever. This is Grace folks given freely by our God.
(Ephesians 3:8-16): “ Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;
And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hidden in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.
Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. For this, cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;”
Dear friends, this is the real facts we need in our Dailey lives!
How does this sound? : you go to church every weekend, you pay your tithes or give some of your money, then you listen to the sermon, even take some notes, then you rise to sing four or five songs that everybody knows and you hear the closing prayer. Wow, didn’t think you were going to make it to the end of another weekend learning and serving the living God.
Next, let us head downstairs to have coffee and visit with friends talking about your week. You are trying to show those all around you how a good person you are, after mulling around for an hour or so, you head back home to your life and nothing changes all week so, back to your old routine, and on and on it goes, for some people, this has gone on for years and they are all still at the same place went they started going to church, well am I right or not?
This is what Apostle Paul was addressing in (1 Corinthians 3:1-3) “ Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly-they were mere infants in Christ. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere men?”
(1 Corinthians 3:18).. “ Do not deceive yourselves. If anyone of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a "fool" so that he may become wise.”
Ask yourself “WHY DO I GO TO CHURCH?’ IS IT BECAUSE I FEEL GUILTY FOR THE SINFUL LIFE I HAVE LIVED?
Am I going because “ I am afraid of burning in Hell forever”, many ministers are preaching THIS MESSAGE EVERY WEEK saying, this will happen to all those people out there in the world?
Are you of this world still?
Better wake up from being like your old self because, you, my friends, are almost out of time!
This doctrine, about an ever-burning hellfire, is it true or maybe it's not? Read our article called
“ If Hell is Real.” Now you are thinking to yourself, maybe just encase THERE IS A HELL, I WILL KEEP attending church each week, even if I do not understand things that are being taught? Or so you tell yourself, am I right?
Maybe you go to one of those churches that preach Tithes; 1st tithes, 2nd tithe, some even teach from the Old Testament of a 3rd tithe and of course, they all want extra gifts for their building funds or campus funds, they always want something extra right, AM I WRONG?
See I was in the last kind of churches for over ten long years, and they always said, it was God’s ordained way to take your money one way or another.
Friends, God does not need our money to get his word out there but, it does take money to run a church, let's face it we have to pay bills for electricity, rent, etc so, we are to give freely of what we have to God!
Have you ever stopped to think that maybe you are playing church and do not have any real faith in what you are even doing at all?
Maybe You are just going along to get along so others will not look at you and judge you on what you are doing, or even how you do it!
If you are doing things better than them or even look like you are, then they will judge you no matter which way you do things, or why, for they are probably in the same boat obeying church rules and doctrine just because they do not know the word of God for themselves like you?
None of them take the time to study their Bibles either so they do not know if the minister is teaching man-made doctrines or if their church teaches from the Bible or church doctrines handed down?
Brothers and sisters, you would be surprised to know many people going to church cannot answer why they go to church for real. Did you know many cannot even tell you the names of the first 4 books of the New Testament are?
Do you see, most people, do not even read their Bibles must less know how to study it?
Many churches use their own booklets, or pamphlets, to teach people the way of their church laws, especially those that teach “they are the only true church” the rest of us well, I guess we are all going to hell with the rest of the world?
NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL OF US TO WAKE UP AND ASK OUR FATHER GOD FOR UNDERSTANDING OF HIS HOLY WORD (BIBLE) AND TO KNOW FOR SURE THAT WE ARE SAVED BY HIS GRACE!
My dearest friends, we are living in the end times, now I know you have probably heard this all before but, folks! It is true, even if we have another 20 years, IT IS NOT MUCH TIME to spread God's word and get the gospel out, that Jesus Christ is coming back on the clouds of glory and we all need to be ready to meet him? ARE YOU READY, ARE YOUR LOVED ONES?
Friends, it is not about what church you are in but, it is about If you are in JESUS or not? It is really about if you have Jesus /Yeshua living in your heart and mind, remember even the demons believed in Jesus and knew who he was, DO YOU?
Are you repented of your sins, truly repented of your old life?
It is not as I heard one woman say “Oh I don’t have to worry about all those things because it is my minister who is responsible to save me”? WRONG, WRONG! No church or minister can save you, ONLY JESUS /YESHUA'S BLOOD CAN SAVE YOU. AMEN!
Finally, my dearest brothers and sisters in closing here are a few scriptures to help build your faith, ways to know that Jesus paid the full price for your salvation and that by believing he is your only Savior
THEN by living a new life, by the power of THE HOLY SPIRIT, ARE YOU SAVED. Amen!
Please take out your Bibles and read for yourselves:
(Philippians 1:9-11) “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ--to the glory and praise of God. Paul's Chains Advance the Gospel”
(Philippians 2:12-15)Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed--not only in my presence but now much more in my absence--continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.
Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe.”
Build up your faith by reading and studying his word to show you are worthy to God, ask him to open your mind to understand his word as you grow in service to all those around you.
(Ephesians 1:3-14); (Ephesians 6:14-18); (Galicians 6:5-20) GROW IN LOVE!
Turn your Bibles to the book of (Colossians 1:9-14) For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.
For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. The Supremacy of Christ”.
(See verses... 15-20)
HOLD ON TO YOUR FAITH
(Hebrews 10: 19-25) “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. Now where remission of these [is, there is] no more offering for sin. Having, therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; And having an high priest over the house of God; Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,”
END here for your study (1 John 2:1-13) I will let you read it all to save space. I pray this has helped some and given strength to others, as usual, do not take or believe what I write as a new gospel but, know I write for those who want to learn more, lots more than those who just go to church for looks!
Your fellow sinner and brother through our Lord Jesus /Yeshua Messiah
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