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Weeping and Gnashing

“The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness, and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth Matthew 13:41-42

There are many who preach that there is no hell, but this is not Biblically correct. Although the words Hell, Hades , and Ghenna may be used interchangeably, Jesus paints a picture of weeping and gnashing of teeth.  Weeping and Gashing of teeth appears 7 times in the New Testament from Jesus teachings. It describes great torment and punishment for the wicked.

In this example Jesus is teaching the meaning of his parable about the weeds (tares). Eventually the weeds (followers of Satan) will be harvested and thrown in the fire (hell). This will be the final judgment. Let’s stop watering down the gospel to appease people. Nobody wants to hear about Hell, but doesn’t mean we should ignore the topic.

Those who commit lawlessness is sin. Anyone who commits sin is acting against God. There is only one salvation for our sins and its Jesus. That’s why spreading the gospel is so important. If you truly love someone, wouldn’t you want to tell them the truth?

The truth is Jesus Christ, we all need him and he’s the only way to salvation. Accept him as your Lord and Savior, confess your sins, and receive the Holy Spirit. Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand in Jesus Name Amen

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Compassion Not Condemned

“But if you had known what this means, ‘I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT A SACRIFICE,’ you would not have condemned the innocent. Matthew 12:7

Many people like to use religion to condemn people but Jesus clarifies this topic. In this example the Pharisees were condemning Jesus for healing people on the Sabbath Day. Jesus said it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath day (Matthew 12:12)  Jesus is saying if you see someone in trouble or needs help, do you think God wants you to ignore them because it’s the Sabbath day?

Even today many religious leaders like to condemn people for the Sabbath day. But we need to understand God made the Sabbath day for man (Mark 2:27) He didn’t create the day to condemn people. The Sabbath day was made out of compassion for man, to give us rest and peace.

When God made the commandment to Keep the Sabbath Day (Deuteronomy 5:12) he made it for our well-being. God knows you need rest, relief from stress. This is the purpose of the Sabbath day, to shut down and take a break, not to condemn yourself.

Jesus is Lord of The Sabbath (Matthew 11:28) if your tired and weary he will give you rest (Matthew 11:28) My yoke is easy and my burden is light (Matthew 11:30) Jesus desires to show you compassion and not condemnation, lay your burdens upon him in Jesus name Amen

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Eternal Life

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:26

What happens after you die? This is a topic most of us have pondered sometime in our life. It’s a topic that even most religions fail to address. Jesus addresses this issue during a funeral.

When Lazarus passed away, his family was obviously angry at Jesus. They said if you were here you could have saved him! This is a natural reaction we all usually have with death. We blame God and sometimes we even reject God after a traumatic experience like death. However, Jesus said “whoever believes in him will live even if we physically die”

Sometimes we might feel like God is cold or angry and couldn’t understand our human emotion. But remember “Jesus wept” (John 11:35) Jesus was so overtaken by emotion he broke down and cried with Mary and Martha. Remember Jesus become God in the flesh (John 1:14) he knows the pain we feel.

But we have hope through Jesus Christ, because he is the resurrection. Just as when Jesus shouted “Lazurus , come forth” (John 11:43) the breath of God (ruach) was put back into Lazarus body, he lived again.  The same will be for all of us who put our faith and hope in Jesus Name Amen

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The Expected One

and said to Him, “Are You the Expected One, or shall we look for someone else?” Matthew 11:3

Are you unsure if Jesus is really the Messiah or Son of God? Don’t feel bad if you do, even the prophet, John the Baptist, who Jesus called the greatest (Matthew 11:11), questioned whether Jesus was the Messiah. Its natural for us as humans to be skeptical or hesitant to trust. Because through our lives people have always let us down. But we need to understand that Jesus was perfect, he knew no sin (2 Corinthians 5:21) he spoke truth even when it meant his life.

Lets see how Jesus responds to this question: Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and report to John what you hear and see: the BLIND RECEIVE SIGHT and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the POOR HAVE THE GOSPEL PREACHED TO THEM. “And blessed is he who does not take offense at Me.” (Matthew 11:4-6)

First off Jesus didn’t get offended he simply said his evidence is by his works. We should not be afraid to ask God questions we don’t know. If you seek you will find (Matthew 7:7) God will reveal the answer to you through his works. Jesus demonstrated who he is , not only by his words, but by his actions.

Lastly notice Jesus says, blessed is he who does not take offense at me”. Anyone who acknowledges Jesus before others he will acknowledge to God the Father (Matthew 10:32) You can’t love God without loving the Son and vice versa.  Let God reveal his Son to you today, keep seeking and asking in Jesus Name Amen

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Freely Give and Recieve

And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give. Matthew 10:7-8

Notice Jesus didn’t send his disciples out unarmed. He gave them the power and authority to heal and cast our demons. Then why are most followers of Christ not doing this? Jesus has set you free now is the time you can set others free through Christ. We are to be the hands and feet of God, act like it and use it.

Even after Jesus acendended into heaven, the disciples continued to preach, heal, and cast out demons. They didn’t sit around waiting for Jesus to return, because Jesus sent them the promised power of the Holy Spirit (John 14) The same power that rose Christ from the dead is living inside of you (Romans 8:11)

Jesus also said freely you received, freely you give (Matthew 10:8) Jesus didn’t say for a donation I can send you the Holy Spirit. All those making big money from Christianity, repent for your sins now and give that money to the poor. For a day will come when you will stand face to face with Christ and he’ll say “ Depart from me your worker of lawlessness, I never knew you! “ (Matthew 7:23)

If you truly have faith in God, then you know God is the provider of all things, not man. God knows all your needs (Matthew 6:8) Freely Give the gospel of Jesus Christ, and Freely receive the anointing of the Holy Spirit in Jesus Name Amen

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According To Your Faith

Then He touched their eyes, saying, “It shall be done to you according to your faith.” Matthew 9:29

When Jesus entered the blind mans home, instead of immediately healing him, he asked “Do you really believe I can do this?” The man said “Yes Lord” and he was healed according to his faith. What if Jesus came to heal you today, do you really believe he can do this? Is the amount of healing you received according to your faith?

Faith is a game changer, we can have all the knowledge of the Bible, but if we truly have no faith we won’t see Gods glory. Jesus taught us with faith the size of a mustard seed, we can move mountains (Matthew 17:20) why is it so difficult to have faith? Often its because we don’t want to be let down. In our experiences people have always let us down, but God is holy, he does not change. (Malachi 3:6) He will never leave or forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6)

So take the plunge, for we walk by faith and not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7) Put your trust in The Lord. What do you have to lose? Allow your Heavenly Father to show you he is with you. So when the Great Physician (Jesus Christ) comes knocking at your door, look him in the eye and say “Yes Lord I am healed According To My Faith in Jesus Name Amen!