Category Archives: Sin

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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Creed of Christianity

And that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 1 Corinthians 15:4
Paul wrote this letter to the Church of Corinth around 54-55 A.D., this was only around 25 years after the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This letter not only confirmed the authenticity of the crucifixion and resurrection, but became the early  Creed for Christianity.

Paul’s conversion to Christ at the road of Damascus was around 34-35 A.D. only a few years after Christ rose from the grave. That means there was little time for any false stories to be generated about Jesus. The details Paul gave us in the Epistle, was accurate information straight from Jesus Christ.

There were many eye witnesses of Christ resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:6) that were still alive when Paul made this creed. Therefore if it was incorrect, it would have been rebuked or corrected by fellow Christians and his fellow Apostles.

saying, “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed and be raised up on the third day.” Luke 9:22

Jesus made this prophecy to his disciples while he was with them, but they didn’t understand what he was saying at the time. This prophecy was not only clearly fulfilled but then accurately documented by Paul in the Creed of Christianity (1 Corinthians 15:4)

Thank you Lord Jesus for taking the wages of our sins and defeating death Amen!

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!

Road To The Resurrection

And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. 1 Corinthians 15:17

As we begin the “Lent Season”, I like to call it the “Road to the Resurrection”,  the event that changed world forever. The moment when sin and death were abolished and defeated, the moment when the stone was rolled away from the tomb and Jesus walked out, we all now have eternal hope!

As Paul says, “if Christ wasn’t raised then your faith is worthless” meaning if the Resurrection didn’t happen then there is no Christianity. If the Resurrection didn’t happen then there is no hope to defeating sin and death. If the Resurrection didn’t happen, then Jesus would be just another prophet and not the Son of God

But on that Sunday morning, the Resurrection did happen, Jesus who suffered and died for our sins, rose again to live and reign forever. This single event changed everything! Jews and Gentiles began worshipping now on “The Lords Day” (Revelation 1:10) instead of the Sabbath Day. The curse of The Law was finally broken, as Jesus was our final atonement for our sins

Roman and Jewish Religious leaders tried to cover up this event, many people were executed , including Jesus apostles , all but John . But Jesus revealed himself to over 500 eyewitnesses (1 Corinthians 15:6) Jesus came back to his apostles and even showed them his marks from the cross. There is no doubt Christ has risen in Jesus name Amen!

Heart, Mind, and Soul

“If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it.” Genesis 4:7

Today we take a look at Cane and Abel, brothers that Satan tore apart to caused the first murder! Both brothers brought an offering before God; however God was pleased with Abel’s but not Cain’s? Why?

We have to remember God wants our heart,mind, and soul (Matthew 22:37) not just our presence, like quality over quantity. It says that Abel offered his first born sheep of his flock (Firstfruits), this was the best Abel had to offer and because of this God was pleased.  While Cain offered some random fruit from his garden, could have been leftovers or bad fruit, but it surely wasn’t his best, God rejected it!

God doesn’t really care what you are offering him, but what you are offering him should be the best you can provide from your heart. Cain was just going through the motions basically trying to trick God, but God reads our hearts, minds, and soul.

Now this rejection from God obviously upset Cain, and instead of him trying to do better, he became insanely jealous of his brother Abel.  As God said to him “sin is crouching at your door” meaning if you allow this jealousy and anger to manifest in you, it will grow into sin (James 1:15). That’s exactly what happened.

Instead of Cain, repenting, he allowed sin to grow into murder! (James 1:15) God wants us to love him with all our heart, mind, and soul (Matthew 22:37) , not just going through the motions!  Just like the 5 loaves and 2 fish, give God whatever you have and he will bless you in Jesus Name Amen!

No Longer Slaves

For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin- Romans 6:6

When we see pictures of Jesus on the cross, what comes to mind? When you look at Christ on the cross, you should see yourself also. Because Jesus didn’t die for his sins or actions, because he is holy. Christ died for your sins. All of our sins and transgressions has put Jesus on the cross. See when you see Christ on the cross, you should see yourself.

But because Jesus tasted death for us, we are no longer slaves to sin and death. See your old self died on that cross, and when Jesus was resurrected, you were resurrected also. This is why we live and die with Christ. We died with him on the cross and we also rose with him from the tomb. Its through Christ we have victory!

So knowing this, we can only live holy lives. Since you were baptized by the Holy Spirit and raised from the dead, you can’t go back to your old self. The wages of sin are death, and Jesus took the death for you. Therefore you must live a holy life, worth pleasing to your Heavenly Father. So when you see a cross, remember you have already died on it and have been delivered from its wrath through Christ in Jesus Name Amen

The Blessed Life

So that you, your children and their children after them may fear the LORD your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life. Deuteronomy 6:2

What was the purpose of Gods Law? Is God just trying to control us? When we talk about the Law of God and sin, people quickly become resistant. Why? Because everyone feels like God is trying to control them or take away their pleasure. But Gods commands are just as he says “So we may enjoy a long life”. As we know the wages of sin are death, but those who seek life will follow God.

Many say they love God but don’t follow any of his commands, as Jesus said if you love him you will keep his commandments (John 14:15) Does an unruly child show love to a parent by disobedience? No, we train up a child in the way they should go so they will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6) It’s the same with our Heavenly Father, he wants us to live a prosperous and happy life, but disobedience and sin will only lead to sorrow and destruction

God is Love (1 John 4:8) not a dictator, even the angels in Heaven have free will, otherwise Lucifer would have never rebelled (Isaiah 14:12) But there are consequences for all our actions, one day we will be held accountable for all our actions. (Matthew 12:36) Your destiny can be determined by You, for everyone who calls upon The Lord shall be saved in Jesus Name Amen

Consequences of Sin

Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched? Proverbs 6:28

Can someone sin without consequences? Absolutely not, and this what the Proverb is trying to tell us. When you think about any sin, there is a consequence. Drugs or alcohol lead to intoxication, which ruins your health, could lead to death. Sexual immorality leads to STD’s and/or the breaking up of families. Ect. Ect. The reason God hates sin so much is it goes against his plan for Creation, which was eternal life .

We know the wages of our sins is death (Romans 6:23) You can’t walk through the fire without getting burned. But there is a solution to our sin and its Jesus Christ. He has paid the ransom for our sins so we can live again (1 Timothy 2:6)

However, if you continue your sinful life it will lead to death and destruction. Set your mind on things above and not on Earthly things (Colossians 3:2) Turn away from evil, truly repent, meaning change your sinful lifestyle. Strive to live a holy life. Our bodies are the temple of God (1 Corinthians 3:16) we need to treat them this way

If you continue to live a sinful lifestyle, when the consequences of those sins strike your life, you have no one to blame but yourself. You can’t walk through the fire without being burned, but you can walk with Christ and live forever in Jesus Name Amen

Love God and Neighbor

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37-40

When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment of the law is, this was his reply. Jesus summed up the Bible and Gods plan for us in a few short sentences. As Jesus said if you follow these commands you will inherit eternal life. (Matthew 19:17)

First Love God will all your heart, in order to truly love God we must be obedient to God. As Jesus said if you truly love him you will keep his commandments (John 14:15) Remember Fear of The Lord is the beginning of wisdom and understanding.(Proverbs 9:10) If you have no respect for God, how can you truly love him? Just as Children need to respect their parents, we need to respect our Heavenly Father and his will for our life.

Second once we understand how God loved us even though we were still sinners (Romans 5:8) we need to learn to love our neighbors just as God loved us. For the entire law is fulfilled by keeping this command “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Galatians 5:14) As Jesus said “Do unto others as you would want done unto you (Matthew 7:12)

Many try to overcomplicate Christianity or confuse people with there doctrine, but as Jesus said remember these simple commandments and you have fulfilled the law. Accept Christ as your Lord and Savior , and follow the Truth , Life, and Way in Jesus Name Amen