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Beware

Then the LORD said to me, “The prophets are prophesying falsehood in My name. I have neither sent them nor commanded them nor spoken to them; they are prophesying to you a false vision, divination, futility and the deception of their own minds. Jeremiah 14:14

During Jeremiahs time, Israel was in a dark state.Immorality and Idolatry was prevalent and God was about to send judgement upon Israel. However there were many false prophets telling the Jewish people everything they wanted to hear. There was going to be death and famine, whent he false prophets were telling everyone there is going to be peace and prosperity.

This is the same thing we are seeing today with False Prophets. False Teachers/Pastors telling everyone God wants to make you rich, God is OK with your Sin, these are not messages from God but from man.

Therefore thus says the LORD concerning the prophets who are prophesying in My name, although it was not I who sent them– yet they keep saying, ‘There will be no sword or famine in this land ‘– by sword and famine those prophets shall meet their end! Jeremiah 14:15

Many of these False Prophets are reaping the rewards of their deception right now, living in mansions, flying in private jets, however God says he will deal with these False Prophets and the ending is not going to be pretty for them.

Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. Matthew 7:15

Jesus told us to “Beware of False Prophets”, they will deceive you into believing they are peaceful or holy. However they are wicked and evil, their doctrine is from Satan only to rob, steal, and kill

Christians don’t be deceived, if their teachings don’t align with scripture, they are not from God. Keep alert in Jesus Name Amen!

We Are One?

The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; John 17:22

The prayer that Jesus Christ had spoke over all of us, is that we are united as One through God. However lets be honest, many Christians are completely divided even though we all worship the same Lord. We need to stop the insanity! I recently watched a debate where 4 Christian scholars debated each other over the doctrine of Calvinism. The one Calvinist got up to the microphone and stated his debate partners were not truly brothers because they didn’t believe in Calvinism. Meaning his fellow Christians were not saved because they had different doctrinal beliefs

We need to stop the insanity! As Christians we need to keep Jesus as our High Priest and not man. I don’t care what John Calvin said, or Martin Luther said, or what John Wesley said, all I care is what Jesus Christ said. And Jesus said We as Christians need to be One!

I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. John 17:23

Notice how Jesus is displaying his Triunity with God. We maybe perfected with our Unity in Christ! The problem with us is we try to rely on  ourselves to much. We try to interpret scripture as we see it, and follow  people we believe are divinely inspired. We need to die to ourselves and live for Christ!

Stop the division among brothers and sisters! As Jesus commanded us , Unite through Christ Amen!

Fishers Of Men

Behold, I am going to send for many fishermen,”declares the LORD, “and they will fish for them; and afterwards I will send for many hunters, and they will hunt them from every mountain and every hill and from the clefts of the rocks. Jeremiah 16:16

The beginning of this Chapter (Jeremiah 16) doesn’t start out pretty , as God is punishing Israel for its sins and idolatry. However just like in the beginning of time, God has a plan of restoration! God fortells he is going to send out many “fishermen” and many “hunters” to bring back the lost and unsaved

Now because we have further revelation (New Testament) we know how God fulfilled this prophecy through Jesus Christ. But imagine being Jeremiah and wondering what God was talking about when he said he is going to send out “Fisher of Men”

And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19

Fast forward to the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ! He called upon literal Fisherman, (Peter and Andrew) to be his disciples and bring the lost back to God. Jesus told them “I will make you Fishers of Men”, which fulfilled the prophecy by Jeremiah

Notice Jesus says to them “Follow Me” first. Jesus didn’t force them into becoming “Fishers of Men” then believed and trusted in Jesus to complete the works that he promised them. So how do you Fish for People? Spread the good news (gospel) of Christ, be kind and do good works for your neighbors, even your enemies! Be the Light and Salt of the Earth

Follow Jesus and he will make you Fisher of Men! Help lead people to Christ and set them free from condemnation Amen!

Heart of Christmas

Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26

Why do people reject Christ? Why do people continue to runaway from God? Because they have hearts of stone. When you live for the flesh, your only future is death. When you live in the Spirit for Christ, your future is everlasting life. This can only happen if God has given you a spiritual heart transplant

Over 2,000 years ago, God became human and came down to live among us in Jesus Christ. The greatest gift of Grace was sent down to all of us, who is willing to receive it? Who is willing to receive Jesus Christ in their hearts? Who is willing to leave behind the old sins of the past and follow the Savior Jesus?

If you receive this gift , God will place a New Heart inside you, the Holy Spirit will live in you! This is the Heart of Christmas, to accept the greatest gift of Jesus Christ into your heart

Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10

Jesus  is making all things new, including You! Receive him into your heart and let him create a clean and new heart inside you. The old Heart of Stone must first be removed,Repent and receive your Lord and Savior, the newborn King of Kings!

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Matthew 5:8

Do you want to live in the Kingdom of God with our Lord Jesus for all eternity? If so you must receive the gift of Grace God has sent to us. Only the Pure in Heart, the ones with a renewed Heart in Christ will see God Amen!

Revelation Chapter 22

Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. Revelation 22:1-2

Now we are seeing the first glimpses of Heaven, of Paradise that has been restored. Notice God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ are there right with us. Just like the Garden of Eden, God has provided a Paradise just for us!

“By the river on its bank, on one side and on the other, will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. They will bear every month because their water flows from the sanctuary, and their fruit will be for food and their leaves for healing.” Ezekiel 47:12

There will no longer be any curse; and the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His bond-servants will serve Him; they will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads. And there will no longer be any night; and they will not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illumine them; and they will reign forever and ever. Revelation 22:3-5

The curse of Sin and Death are over! Victory is now ours through Jesus Christ. We will finally see the Lord face to face and serve him daily. When it says his name will be on their foreheads, I believe this means we are sealed by the Holy Spirit.

Notice there will never be darkness ever again! The face of Jesus shines so bright the Sun is not even necessary for Heaven.

In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation– having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, Ephesians 1:13

And he said to me, “These words are faithful and true”; and the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent His angel to show to His bond-servants the things which must soon take place. And behold, I am coming quickly. Blessed is he who heeds the words of the prophecy of this book.” Revelation 22:6-7

Jesus tells us three times in this Chapter that He is Coming Quickly, Are you ready? Jesus may come today, maybe tomorrow, or maybe next year, don’t be like the 5 Virgins who were not ready when the Lord returned. Always keep your lamps lit! Blessed is the one who keeps the Word of God!

“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. Matthew 24:36

I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed me these things. But he said to me, “Do not do that. I am a fellow servant of yours and of your brethren the prophets and of those who heed the words of this book. Worship God.” Revelation 22:8-9

The Apostle John was so excited about what he heard and saw, he fell down to worship the Angel. The Angel quickly rebuked him and told him to only worship God. Notice throughout the Bible Jesus was worshipped. This should tell you something

When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful. Matthew 28:17

And he said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near. Let the one who does wrong, still do wrong; and the one who is filthy, still be filthy; and let the one who is righteous, still practice righteousness; and the one who is holy, still keep himself holy.” Revelation 22:10-11

The Angel told the Apostle John, “Don’t seal up this book” Why? Because the time of Christ return is soon! Jesus said three times in this chapter alone “I will come quickly” Be ready and prepared for the return of our Lord and Savior

What I say to you I say to all, ‘Be on the alert!'” Mark 13:37

“Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done. “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Revelation 22:12-13

From the words of the Lord Jesus Christ himself, He is coming quickly! Notice also Jesus says that everyone will be judged according to their deeds. Everything you do daily for God matters! You will be rewarded for your labor as a servant to Christ!

Also Jesus confirms again his deity as he tells us He is Eternal (The Alpha and Omega) (Beginning and The End) Jesus reigns forevermore!

“Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: ‘I am the first and I am the last, And there is no God besides Me. Isaiah 44:6

Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying. Revelation 22:14-15

Here we see two groups of people, those washed with the blood of Christ and those who are still covered in sin. But notice the timing of this scripture, the New Heavens and Earth has been established, the Holy City of the New Jerusalem has already come down from Heaven. The Great White Throne Judgement has already taken place. Could this be scriptural proof of an Eternal Hell?

These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” Matthew 25:46

I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.” Revelation 22:16

Interesting to note here Jesus calls himself “the bright morning start” remember Satan was also referred to also the morning star, so what does this all mean. Notice throughout the Bible, Satan tries to copy or mimic Jesus. He tries to get people to worship him, he even tried to fake his own death and resurrection. But there is only one true Christ, the Son of God , Jesus!

How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations! Isaiah 44:12

The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost. Revelation 22:17

The Holy Spirit and The Church are screaming for the return of Jesus Christ! Are you yelling “Come Lord Jesus”? Are you spiritually awake and lamps are lit? Or are you in a spiritual slumber? Time to Get Ready!

I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book. Revelation 22:18-19

Jesus makes it very clear, we are not to add to Gods word or subtract from it. Anyone who does this could lose their salvation! Its important to preach what God has written and not what man has written

 

You shall not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. Deuteronomy 4:2

 

He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen. Revelation 22:20-21

 

Jesus emphasizes again that He is coming Soon! Are you getting the message Church? Are you ready for the return of the Lord Jesus Christ?

 

If anyone does not love the Lord, he is to be accursed. Maranatha. 1 Corinthians 16:22

Not In Vain

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:58

Often times as Christians we probably feel our work for Jesus is in vein. We work very hard every day to live for The Lord, however sometimes we don’t see the fruits of our labor for a long time. Paul is preaching a message of hope and perseverance to his fellow Christians. Your labor for God is not in vain, God knows every work you has done and your works are being used to prepare the Kingdom of God

Knowing that your (kopos) is not  (kenos)

 

The Greek word kopos also means pains, labor, toil

The Greek word kenos means empty

Knowing that your (Pains) Is Not (Empty)

The work your are doing for Jesus is not empty, its not fruitless. However during this time, you are going to feel pains, your going to labor , you are going to toil. But your work is for God and nobody else. When you keep the right perspective on your labor, they you will always be satisfied

and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain. 1 Corinthians 15:14

The Resurrection is the center of Christianity, because without the Resurrection of Christ there is no hope. Without the Resurrection of Christ there is no purpose for anything your doing as a Christian. However since we know the Resurrection is true, we know that our works are not in vein (kenon) (empty) but our works are fulfilling Gods Kingdom

Kenon and Kenos mean the same thing in Greek meaning Empty

If Christ has not been raised (Resurrected) then our preaching is  (Kenon) (Empty) and your Faith is also (Kenon) (Empty)

However since we know Christ has been raised from the dead , our works and faith are fulfilling in glorifying God Amen!