Category Archives: Repent

Fear God

The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: Fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. Ecclesiastes 12:13

A person who doesn’t  “Fear God”, is the most dangerous person in the world. Because without the Fear of God there is no morality or love. With all the violence and blood shed happening around our country and world, the “Fear of God” needs to be brought back more than ever

Everyone is looking for a reason and a solution to all the madness happening in our society today. They want to blame it on guns, blame it on mental illness, blame it on our authorities, but the core of the issue is , with no respect or knowledge of God, there will be no cure.

We were all made in Gods image, we were taught by Jesus Christ  to “Love our Neighbor as ourselves” . But when society removes Jesus and tells our children that God doesn’t exist, then society starts to collapse. Where does our morality come from then? What is the purpose for the human race?

The Hebrew word for “Fear” is “Yirah” meaning “Awesomeness” or “Reverence” . When we “Fear God” we don’t react to him like a dictator, we stand back and look at the sky and the ocean, and stand in awe of his Creation. We stand in “Reverence” that even though we were sinners, Christ went to the cross and died for us out of love.

If we want to bring this country and world back, we need to bring us back to “Fear God”, to understand we are created in our Heavenly Fathers image, to know he counts every hair on our head, to know right from wrong, to know Christ has given us eternal life in Jesus Name Amen!

 

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Make Us Clean

And a leper came to Jesus, beseeching Him and falling on his knees before Him, and saying, “If You are willing, You can make me clean.” Mark 1:40

Why did you come to Jesus? This may sound like an odd question, however when people come to Jesus for the wrong reasons, typically they fall away from their faith. However when we come to Jesus , as the Leper, begging for mercy, then we truly come to Jesus for the right reasons.

Lepers during these times were considered sub human and outcasts. Religious leaders would not even allow Lepers to be part of society, they were banished to deserted places left to die. We are these “spiritual Lepers”, we were dead in our sins, left to die. However Jesus Christ had mercy on us, and he is the only one who can make us “Spiritually Clean”

Moved with compassion, Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Mark 1:41

What was Jesus motive to heal us? He was moved with compassion, even though we were still sinners Christ died for us (Romans 5:8) Jesus loved us before we knew him, he said “I AM Willing”, he was willing to go to the cross for our sins, he was willing to take the wages of our sins upon himself, he was willing to love a spiritual leper when nobody else was

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

Come to Christ for mercy and salvation, he is willing to cleanse you from your sins in Jesus Name Amen

Cursed No More

you must not leave the body hanging on the pole overnight. Be sure to bury it that same day, because anyone who is hung on a pole is under God’s curse. You must not desecrate the land the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance. Deuteronomy 21:23

Why did Jesus have to be crucified? The simple answer is because of You! Most of us will acknowledge that Jesus died for our sins, but do you realize he had to become Gods curse, because of us. Because of our sins and lawlessness, we are separated from God. We are cursed under the law!

About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”). Matthew 27:46

In order for Jesus to become the atonement for our sins, he had to become the cursed; he had to become separated from God. And all God’s wrath was laid upon him on the cross. And all this wrath was due to our sins and not his. He took on this punishment and death, to save us from our sentence!

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.” Galatians 3:13

But the Good News (Gospel) is that because of the love Jesus Christ demonstrated towards us on the cross, we are no longer cursed! We are set free from the law because of Jesus Christ!

Understand what Jesus has already done for you, understand the suffering and shame he endured because of your sins! If you allow Jesus to set your free, you will be free indeed Amen!

Rebuke Evil

Just then there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,saying, “What business do we have with each other, Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are– the Holy One of God!” Mark 1:23-24

Jesus entered the synagogue (Jewish place of worship) and there was a man possessed with a demons. Make note of this, we don’t usually think of demons being active in holy places such as churches, however as we see, demons are everywhere!

However the demons immediately recognize who Jesus is, “The Holy One of God” and they trembled as they said “Have you come to destroy us?” Even these demons recognizes the power and position of our Lord Jesus Christ, do you understand who Jesus is?

And Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet, and come out of him!”  Throwing him into convulsions, the unclean spirit cried out with a loud voice and came out of him. Mark 1:25-26

Jesus had no fear of these demons or their evil and rebuked them immediately. And at his command they were cast out, understand the power that we poses through Jesus Christ. As you walk through the valley of death, we can Fear No Evil (Psalm 23)because we are victorious through Jesus Christ!

Whatever evil Satan and his demons are tormenting you with today, don’t fear them, REBUKE them in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Amen!

Are You Ready? #Eclipse2017

“Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. Matthew 24:42

Could the Great Eclipse be a sign of the Return of Christ? If Jesus came today would you be ready? Jesus clearly stated that nobody will know the day or hour of his return, however he did tell us to be ready for his return.

“There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, Luke 21:25

Jesus taught that God uses the heavens to give us signs, a giant billboard from Heaven. With all the attention and excitement generated for the Great Eclipse , could God be using this to get everyones attention? Even if Christ doesn’t return on Monday, their should still be a call to repentance. With all the violence and evil going on in this world, there is no better time than now to return to The Lord

“And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’ Matthew 7:23

If Jesus did return and you are standing face to face with the Holy One, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. What would he say to you? Would he say “Good work my faithful servant (Matthew 25:23) or will he say “Depart from me I never knew you! Lawlessness by Biblical definition is sin. Any sin is an act or rebellion against God.

Did you repent of your sins and accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior? Time might be running out, you don’t want to be “Left Behind”, Jesus is your only way to salvation! Keep your lamps lit and eyes in the sky!

Fulfillment of The Law

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. Matthew 5:17

Did Jesus abolish The Law? The word “abolish” means to end or terminate, so did Jesus really end The Law? First  what is The Law? The Law or Torah are the first 5 Books of The Bible (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers,  and Deuteronomy) that are written instructions given by God handed down to Moses. The Law not only defines what sin is, but also the consequences of sin.

Without The Law there would be no consequences for anyone’s actions. Imagine if your town abolished all its laws, what would happen? There would be anarchy, looting, rioting, probably even murder. This is the same with Gods Law, if he abolished it there would be no consequences for sinners. So it wouldn’t make sense for Jesus to abolish The Law.

Jesus did however “fulfill” The Law. What does this mean? We know from the Bible that the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23) and we are all sinners (Romans 3:23) therefore if we all lived “Under the Law” we would all be condemned to death. No matter how righteous you believe you are, you are guilty. But on the cross, Jesus became our ransom (1 Timothy 2:6) and took our place of condemnation. As it says God sent his Son (Jesus) born “Under The Law” (Galatians 4:4) Therefore Jesus fulfilled The Law for us.

But if your led by The Spirit, you are not Under The Law (Galatians 5:18) When you truly become a Christian and live for Christ, you no longer live for the flesh but by The Spirit of God. Does The Law still exist? Absolutely, and all those who live by the flesh and reject Christ are condemned under the Law. But all those who call upon the name of Jesus shall be saved (Romans 10:13) Amen!

True Repentance

As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly. Proverbs 26:11

Does it feel like you keep getting stuck in the same circumstances? Do you continually fall for the same traps? This proverb is probably not the most popular but it’s very true. We want to live a blessed and peaceful life however we keep falling for the same addictions and diseases that caused us these hardships. What we need is true repentance if we want to see God work in our lives

Many times when we hear the word “repent” we think confess our sins to God and that’s it. But the true Biblical meaning of repentance is to change is to change our minds and actions (Luke 3) To just confess your sins but not change your actions would be useless. When we truly accept Christ and repent, we become transformed (Romans 12:2) and a new creature (2 Corinthians 5:17) Remember God reads our hearts and minds (Romans 8:27) if you say you are a Christian but your actions don’t show it, God knows you’re a liar

The Biblical meaning of the word “Folly” means weakness, thoughtless procedure, meaning what your sin of choice is. So if your addicted to pornography, even though you thought you repented, you continually return to that sin of pornography. You are then the dog returning to his own vomit, how can you believe your life will be any different if you don’t cut out your sin or folly? Jesus taight us whatever it is that makes us sin to “Cut it Out” (Matthew 5:29-30) Does that mean it will be easy? No, but as Jesus said its better to go without now than to lose your soul forever.

Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand , stop returning to your folly, allow Christ into your heart and become transformed in Jesus Name Amen

The Watchman

Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman: If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people; Ezekiel 33:3

The “Watchmen” in Biblical days was a very important role, they often stood on a Hightower and watched over the city for trouble, such as enemy attacks. This is very symbolic how God wants his prophets to warn people of the dangers and judgements coming to them

With the rebellion in America its no surprise that we can expect judgement coming upon America. Be alert and stay on guard for the return of  our King and Savior Jesus

Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. Ezekiel 33:4

Many will mock and laugh at  the“Watchman” but God made it clear, if you dismiss his warning you are at fault. It’s important to take Gods Word seriously, he is your creator, remember that? He gave us life and he can also take away our life.

But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand. Ezekiel 33:6

The Watchman has a big responsibility, to warn and prepare people for the coming of Gods judgment. If he fails to warn them, all who lost there lives will be on him. Don’t take Gods calling or his warning lightly, there are serious consequences to anyone who ignores Gods Word

So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me. Ezekiel 33:7

God uses Watchmen to speak for him, are you listening? Or are you ignoring the signs of warnings of the end times?

Just as in the days of Noah, everyone was partying and mocking him until the very day the rain started (Matthew 24:36-37) Don’t be caught off guard be ready at all times for the return of Jesus. If he comes and you are not ready, keep your lamps lit, listen to the “Watchmen” in Jesus Name Amen

Are you Teaching or Just Preaching?

As God’s co-workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation 2 Corinthians 6:1-2

Many times during our daily journey we ask “ Where is God?” We wonder how can this be Gods plan or will, but we must remember to fight the good fight and remain content in all circumstances.

Gods ways our greater than our ways, don’t rely on your own understanding to dictate your path. Let The Lord guide your path and make your paths straight.

We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. 2 Corinthians 6:3

Many times we can become a “stumbling block” for someone seeking Jesus. Have you condemned people without realizing it? This becomes a fine line we have to walk, knowing the difference between teaching and preaching. Anyone can preach the Word but its more effective to actually teach what Gods Word means

Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love;in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; 2 Corinthians 6:4-7

Paul endured many hardships and persecution during his ministry. Anyone who questions his motives for Christ just needs to look at his track record. He gained nothing in the world to exact Jesus except many trials because he knew his riches are in Heaven.

Through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors; known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed; sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything. 2 Corinthians 6:8-10

Again Paul describes to the world he looks like a fool, because the world worships money and vanity. But to the Kingdom of Heaven, Paul is a rich man. He saved many souls, he broke down boundaries and borders in Jesus name. As Jesus commanded us to make disciples of all the nations, Paul took the lead in doing this.

We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and opened wide our hearts to you. We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us. As a fair exchange–I speak as to my children–open wide your hearts also. 2 Corinthians 11-13

Many of Pauls revelations he revealed thru Jesus were not popular and wanted. But because Paul loved he spoke the truth anyway in hopes of saving everyone thru Jesus Christ.

How about you today, are just preaching the Word of God or are you actually teaching it so people understand? Does your life reflect your faith? Are your riches in the world or in Heaven? I pray that all churches and ministries focus on the true purpose of Christianity in Jesus Name Amen