Lesson 11. of Chap.VIII :MARK OF APOSTASY” 2b cont.

The final struggle in the controversy between Christ and Satan is fast approaching. The Bile speaks: “Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the seas for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.”  Revelation 12:12.

1. What is the devil’s attitude towards God’s people in the last generation?

Rev. 12:17. “And  the dragon was wroth with the woman  [the woman in white symbolic of the true Church, whereas the woman in red and scarlet is the apostate church Revelation. 13-18] and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”

Note  The testimony of Jesus Christ is found in Revelation 19:10.

Revelation 19:10 “And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

2. What is God’s Seal, His Sign or Mark of authority?

 Exodus 31:13 “Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my Sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you.”

 Ezekiel 20:12 “Moreover also I gave them my Sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.”

 Ezekiel 20:20-21 “And hallow my Sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God. Notwithstanding the children rebelled against me: they walked not in my statutes, neither kept my judgments to do them, which if a man do, he shall even live in them; they polluted my sabbaths: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish my anger against them in the wilderness.”

Note:  Read in Exodus, the why for the 40 years of wandering in the wilderness.

(1) To teach that generations to obey

(2)  To learn that God can and will to supply each, with all their needs, remember not even their sandals nor carts wore out during the 40 yrs!

(3) In order to “make His point”to the survivors, only  3 people, who left Egypt, would survive to see the Promised land. But even Moses only saw it, but never entered into it. Does this not show that God is very serious about being obeyed?  He created it all, thus can lay down the rules, right?

3. How does the Bible foretell the great counterfeit of Christianity that was to arise?  {and already has since 321 A.D.]

This is foretold in prophecy by the use of many names. It is spoken of as “Antichrist” [ sorry it means instead of, or in place of, but NOT against, yet they shall work against all that is Christ’s!] in 1 John 4:3                                                                                                               1 John 4:3 “And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.”

Note: All who teach, Jesus was ONLY a man, and not both god and man, represent the antichrist.

Or “that man of sin”… plus “the falling away”….. “The son of perdition- 2 Thessalonians 2:3 “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;”                               “the Mystery of iniquity”… 2 Thessalonians 2:7 “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. ”

Note: Please notice the “doth already work”, must mean that already in the time of Paul, this, was already an ongoing event!

2 Thessalonians 2:4 “Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. ”                                                                                                                                                 Note: Some prophecies, have a dual application to persons, or times, the above speaks to two entities, one is Satan, the other are men  who serve him in HIS System!                                 Revelation 13:2 “And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. ”                                                                                 NOTE: If you’ve read Daniel’s first 7 chapters, you know that the leopard meant Greece, the Bear meant Medo- Persia, the lion meant Babylon, and the dragon [Rev.12:9] is Satan the devil                                                                                                                                                          Revelation 17:5 “And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”

4. Through whom was it predicted the devil would work to bring disloyalty to God and His law?

 Daniel 7:25 “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.”

Note: In the prophecies of Daniel there is pictured the rise of four world empires, or powers. Babylon, [as the winged lion, ands the Head of gold in the dream man] Medo-Persia, [as the Bear /three ribs in the mouth, and the sliver arms and chest of the dream/Metal man], Grecia/Greece, [as the brass/bronze belly and thighs] and finally [the terrible beast] Pagan Rome, which changed into Rome’s Little Horn that came up among the ten, who then pulled up by the roots three horns/kingdoms,[Daniel 7:24] beginning is A.D 493 and finished in A.D. 538, which marks the start point for the 1260 years of rule- time, times and half time, or 42 months. Revelation 13:5 “And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.” ]

5. What are SOME, of the characteristics of this apostate power?

A. ” Eyes like a man,” — A mouth speaking great things ..  Daniel 7:25
And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.”  Revelation 13:5 “And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.” 2 Thessalonians 2:3 “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;”                                                                                              Note: This title “Son of Perdition” is used but twice! One for Judas christ betrayer, and once for all the office holders of the Little horn Power.

Note: Speaking what?   Quoted by Henry Charles Shelton, P.59 in “History of the Church”   Pope Pius 9th” I alone am the successor of the apostles. The Vicar of Jesus Christ. I am the way, the truth and the life.”                                                                                                         John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me”

Note: As early as 1584 the Title “Lord God the Pope” “Dominum Deum nostrum Papum, for the Latin.However since 1612, they have dropped the word “Deum” (“God”), and has been omitted.                                                                                                        “We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty.”  June 20, 1894’s Encyclical letter by Pope Leo XIII.                                                                                                                “The Pope is not only the representative of Jesus Christ, but he is Jesus christ Himself, hidden under the veil of flesh.”  The Catholic National, July 1895.  {Sorry, these are their words, not mine I just repeated them!}

B. Apposed to truth. “IT would cast down truth”… Daniel 8:12 “And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practiced, and prospered.”  [It would grow in both power and great wealth, when there would be a” falling away “]  2 Thessalonians 2:3 ‘Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;”                                                          Note: In Matthew 24 Jesus christ Himself directly said, “Let no man deceive you by any mans..”  3 times and referred to this 2 x more in only the one chapter, so think Y O U He knows it’s important that Y O U learn HIS truth so Y O U will not be deceived?

C. Oppossed to God and Christ. He shall speak great words against the Most High Daniel 7:25.

 

 

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SIGNS of the TIMES 3/2015. HOW TO Deal with Fear of Terrorism.

I thank both Signs of the Times and Loren Seibold the author.  All Bible references are from K.J.Version

 

Fears have been running high for several months in France and other European countries that Jihadists returning from the conflicts in Syria and Iraq would stage attacks at home.  In January 8th it happened. Three gunmen stormed in the Paris offices of the satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, which had caricatured the Prophet Muhammad, killing 12 people, including 4 cartoonists. The terrorists shouted, “Allahu Akbar” as they shot their victims!                                                                                                            NOTE (J.B.)…..

What, if any, has the the Holy Bible to say in this regard?

  John 16:2 “They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.”

These Satanic servants, will kill anyone who does not hold their warped views, because they have Hijacked Islam, and few speak out against them! God CREATED ALL His children, and HE is not in any need to render His judgement upon anyone, HE’ll do that at the end of the 1,000 years, AFTER Christ’s return! Please know the Quran was not in existence until years AFTER the New Testament was completed and compiled! Plus supposedly written by a man who could , as most then, neither read nor write!

This story was the top news around the world for several days. Previously, two Canadian soldiers died at the hands of a terrorist the past October, one of whom was serving as a Ceremonial Honor Guard at Canada’s National War Memorial. {(J.B.) a great possibility that his rifle was also ceremonial, and very possibly with no ammunition in it!] The gunman then stormed the Canadian Parliament building, where he was shot and killed by the Parliament’s Sargent-at-Arms!                                                                                                                Then there’s the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant [ISIS, ISIL, OR JUST IS], which dominated global news during the last half of 2015 to the present. On December 16, Taliban gunmen stormed a military school in Pakistan and slaughtered 132 children, 10 and 10 staff members and 3 soldiers before they were stopped (J.B. to Pakistan’s Secret Service “If you are going to eat with the devil be sure you have a long, long spoon”}

 James 4:4 “Ye adulterers and adulteresses,[ spiritually- strange gods, of human origin] know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. ”                                                                                    Less, than a month later, news came out of the Nigerian village of Baga, near the border with Chad, that the bloodthirsty terror group Boko Haram had killed as many as 2,000 people and torched business and homes![ (JB) both Hitler and Stalin, could have taking lesson from these GOD-LESS killers fronting for Satan!]

While it may have happened almost 15 years ago, the terrorist’s attack on New York’s Twin Towers and the Pentagon, as well as that field in PA. on september 11, 2001 is burned into the world’s collective memories, as the worst yet, in recent history! {History has recorded the St. Barthalmus’ massacre of 50,000+ men, woman and children of all ages that were put to the sword by French soldiers, which afterwards made the Bells of st.Peter ring for joy! They were Bible believing Huguenots,Rome ordered to be killed for believing in the Bible! ]    

Former U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rodgers said that “It’s only a matter of time” before a terrorists attack like those in Canada and Pris happen in the United States.

The perpetrators of these terrible atrocities are inscrutable, their attacks are unexpected. The Bible could very well have been describing them when this was written:…..

Psalms 91:5 “Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that                                   flieth by day;”                                                                                                                 WHY? All those fully “IN” Christ, with loving obedience, even if murdered,shall be with Jesus forever!…OR…                                                                                                                                Psalms 91:7-11 “A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.”

[ Therefore worry not about the arrows ,from the servants of Satan for they and he are all Lake of fire bound, and none shall ever leave earth!]

It is their strategy of these nut that we can’t anticipate their violence or see where it comes from or when. For these reasons, it frightens us long after it’s all over, even when an attack is quite UNLIKELY to happen anywhere, near us. That is, of course, why it’s called TERRORISM!

AN ANCIENT PROBLEM.

Terrorism is nothing new. In the Bible times, tribal warriors would raid peaceful herder’s encampments, killing the men, and taking woman and children captive. Thew first organized terrorists cells were documented at the time of Jesus, when a sect of devout Jews, called Zealots rebelled against Roman occupation of their homeland. [ excuse me–devout? what about obeying the 6th Commandment “Thou shalt not kill” from Exodus 20″ They rejected the Romans as they rejected Christ!] They could not confront them directly, head-on but garroting a Roman official or slipping a blade between the ribs of a solder in the crowd, like terrorists today, made a larger impression on Rome that numbers indicated, or warranted.

Interestingly, Jesus had a Zealot in His followers, Simon the Zealot (not to be confused with Simon Peter)   Luke 6:15 “Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes,” [ Zealot] + Acts 1: 3.  Some of the Teachings of Jesus today’s terrorists would have approved of the maxim: “Eye for an Eye, and tooth for a tooth.” Matthew 5:38. However most forget the next verse –39 “If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also”

One needs to know Roman law, which allowed a Roman soldier to conscript a passer-by to shoulder and carry his armor for one mile. Can you imagine how this would anger any Zealot? Is this the why for….

Matthew 5:41 “And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.” [2 miles]

Under Jesus’ guidance, Simon conquered his anger, not all Zealots did. For in A.D. 73, three years after the Temple’s destruction, in 70 A.D. a remnant of 960 secured themselves in Masada, a near impregnable, mountain top fortress, near the Dead Sea. So angry were the Romans that the soldiers spent months constructing a ramp to the fortress’ top. But when they gained entry into its walls, all but 7 were dead, by mass suicide, rather than surrendering. thus making these, in a sense, the first suicide terrorists.

PERVASIVE FEAR:

Though nothing of the magnitude of the world Trade Center attack has happened again, our fear of terrorism has NOT gone away! In truth, the actual statistical threat to people like us (even if more terrorist attacks were successful) is actually) very small, compared with the danger of say, from an auto accident, mor heart disease. Yet there need be no actual danger for us to feel afraid; imagining ourselves in  danger is enough to rob us of our peace of mind.

Some try to address their fear by taking matters into their own hands. One troubling response to the attacks on America in 2001 was the huge surge in gun purchases– though there was nothing in the entire 9/11 episode that could have been addressed by the average person in their own houses. But people didn’t buy guns because they really thought terrorists would knock on their doors, one evening during dinner!

They bought them to feel more secure. Having the means of defense (whether or not they would ever use them) gave people a false sense of security. some experts opined that gun buyers might have become less secure” Given the prevalence of gun-related accidents, it’s likely that the arming of the american people against terrorism, though it nabbed not a single terrorist, led to more ordinary people being shot.

Luke 22:36 “Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.”

[(j.B.) True nothing we can purchases legally, matches up to a terrorist’s Kalashnikov, automatic machine gun, but then neither does a frying pan!]

HOW TO ATTACK YOUR FEARS:

The Bible suggests three ways to conquer fear.

FIRST: Trust God to care for you. The faithful people in Bible times up to the now testify repeatedly about God’s protection, Daniels 3 friends in the fiery furnace, or Daniel in the lion’s den overnight!                                                                                                                                 2 Samuel 22:2-4 “And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence. I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.”

I wonder how often God has saved me from threats to my life, health and happiness that I never knew about? It is no exaggeration to say that if Y O U are reading this right now, you can be sure God had kept you constantly protected and kept you in His care!Why not, then, take full comfort in this fact, because He LOVES you more than you’ll ever know! So why worry about the .01 percentile chance, of being a victim of a terrorist? Even Then IF you are Christ’s own, YOU WILL see Him at the First Resurrection!                                              Take Paul’s word:  2 Timothy 1:7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

SECOND: Jesus encouraged us to seek inner peace– no matter what is going on around us….No, not a peace that we can purchase and then manage on our own judgement, reflexes and strength, but peace of mind that comes ONLY from knowing and trusting God through Christ Jesus. He, Whom gave us comfort, knew that He Himself would die a violent and painful death, with a back whipped to the bone, and nailed naked on the Cross, yet He trusted The Father-God, to know He would come out living! Due to His Father’s loving care….   John 14:1 “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.”   Matthew 11:28-30 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”                   Christ knows that we have no reason for worry because…                                                            Romans 8:28-29 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.”

NOTE: Predestinate.. many make a big deal out of this, but it means chosen, and all are chosen by God the Father to be with Him forever, IF THEY SO CHOSE! NOT ALL SHALL they are “on their own and with Satan, with whom they all share the same end, Blotted out!

How much better would this world be, if all loved our enemies, as we ourselves want to be loved?

THIRD  and Final: Fix your mind and focus of the life THAT CAN BE YOURS, beyond this life!  Jesus never said we’d not have trails, or face no dangers, look…..

John 16:33 “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. ”            MOST IMPORTANTLY:  Matthew 10:28 “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”

No man nor fallen angel can destroy your Breath of Life, for it IS one’s LAST breath, that return to HE Whom created It, for only God has the Life within Him, to give to whomever it pleases Him! They are building a place for us all…                                                                          John 14:2-4 “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.”                                                                                                       John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

WHY IS THIS FACTUAL?

 Luke 12:29-33 “And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.”   [emphasis are JB’s]

The earthly kingdoms will always be troubled! There shall be no peace with Islam until Christ’s return, Period!

The main reason not to fear, is that in Christ, our next existence shall be one of love without fear, death, sickness, anger, hate, jealousy, or anything not conducive to happiness and contentment.

ADDENDUM: Aug. 18-2015:   Have you heard the latest reports from ISIS? They are using Christian women, some girls as young as ten, as repeated rape vehicles! They pray before the act, and they pray after it, now how sick is that? Yet we call Islam a Religion pf Peace?  LOOK>>>

1 Thessalonians 5:3 “For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.”

Yet the Pope pronounced that their God is the same as our God? Ecumenism means the blending of a little truth with much error!

Who is he trying to deceive?

Thanking Y O U for your time. Questions?  Comments? John at servant@frontier.com

Want more answers? Visit your Seventh- day Adventist Church any Sabbath/Saturday 9-10 A.M You just may be pleasantly surprised.

Other sites:  {all-ORG’s, have streaming video] http://www.blbn.org  wwwamazingfacts.org  wwwamazingdiscoveries.org    www.longlifechoices.blogspot.com

 

 

 

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SIMPLY HUSS….JOHN HUSS 2 cont.

My Thanks to Harold Parker as Author and Signs of the Times Magazine July 2015 P.29.

 

John Huss sometimes spelled as Jan Hus was born about 1373 in the Southern part, of what is now the Czech Republic. His Father soon died after his birth, but his mother made sure he was well educated. She sent his to a near by school and when he was older she travelled with him to Prague to enroll him in a university. As they entered Prague she prayed that God would keep him true to Him.

Huss obtained two B.A.s one in arts and the other in Theology. Graduating in 1394 with a MA in Theology. Five years latter he was an ordained Priest is the Catholic church The next year he was appointed the dean of faculty of philosophy, and in 1402 he served as Rector for the University of Prague.

Huss preached from the Bible in the then recently built Bethlehem Chapel and attracted 1,000’s of hearers and followers. He became noted for three things:

First: He preached the gospel, teaching people that they were saved through the faith in Jesus Christ.

Note: (JB) This is contrary to Rome’s doctrines, that they are saved by the church and the Popes and his Priests, in their  total, obedience to the church.

Second: Even though {and while} the Pope had forbidden the reading of the bible, and preaching in the Local Language {and not in Latin none understood] Huss continued to attract crowds by doing just that. 

Note: One does NOT cross Rome, without penalty!

Third: Huss saw the moral laxity [ to bad he’s not here today!] of his church leaders. The local archbishop had recently PURCHASED the office he held, and Huss condemned this and other corrupt practices. Like Martin Luther, Huss preached against the church’s SELLING Indulgences, [a type of pardon for sins committed, or about to commit, or sins of those dead, to get them out of Purgatory, by huge payments of money, of lands etc, a practice still ongoing today}

Huss’s action infuriated church leaders… Cont>

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GOD of the SECOND CHANCE. 3/2015 Sign of the Times

Many thanks to Mark Finley, for this timely lesson.

QUESTION: “HOW DOES GOD RELATE TO SINNERS WHO FAIL— WHO SIN EVEN THOUGH THEY’RE STRUGGLING TO OVERCOME?”

Nine year old young man, living near London, his agnostic parents felt that he should go,  at least once to a church. So they dressed him up in his little black suit and black bow tie and asked his governess to take him.

That Sunday, the parson preached about the crucifixion of a Man. He described the nails driven through the Man’s hands, the crown of thorns jammed upon His head, the blood that ran down His face, and the spear that ripped into His side. He described the agony in His eyes and the sorrow in His voice when He prayed “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”[ Luke 23:34]                                                                                                           Half way through the sermon, this young boy began to cry, “Wouldn’t somebody do something? Wouldn’t the congregation rise up together and take the Man down from the cross?” she looked around in astonished surprise, he saw that the people were complacent. “What’s the matter with all these people, Nanny?” he asked. “Why doesn’t somebody do something about the Man on the cross”?                                                                                              Patting the youth on the head, she whispered, It’s OK just be quiet. It’s just a story, Don’t let it trouble you. Just listen quietly and you’ll soon forget about this old story when we get home.”

What is this story of the cross to you?

Is it something you sometimes sign about? Something you occasionally mention in prayer? Something you hear glibly referred to in sermons? What difference does the cross make when you have feeling of condemnation and guilt? Does it enable you to cope with despair and discouragements?

MADE TO BE SIN.

The cross leads us to a lesson of love too deep for our minds to fathom. In one of the most profound passages in the New Testament, Paul put it this way:   2 Corinthians 5:21″ For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. ”

God, The Father, made Christ to be sin FOR US! Did Jesus ever sin? Did He ever think an evil thought? Did He ever commit a selfish act? Certainly not! But “God made Him sin, to be sin for us”  What does this mean? What are the deep lessons of the cross–those lessons that, once understood, will transform our thinking and change our entire being, by changing our character, to be more like Jesus?

Galatians 3:13 “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: ”

The curse? The breaking of anyone of God’s laws, the Ten Commandments, is for us a curse of death…..Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

It was, Thank God, Christ’s love for each one of us, throughout all time, that HE willingly paid this cost, OUR WAGE for SINS. He bore the cumulative guilt of the sins of the world, that the Father placed upon His shoulders, that night in the Garden. He was willing to go into the grave, to experience the second death, by the separation from His Father,……….. …….forever— for us!

Salvation, God’s free gift to us, comes to us ONLY after we each personally receive by faith Christ Death on the Cross on our behalf! As Salvation is not something we can earn, nor by any of our works or efforts beyond the study of God’s Word!  No human can love another who is unknown to them.                                                                                                         Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:”

NOTE (JB) There is a growing number of people, who think that they MUST learn the ancient language, the same one that God spoke to Abram {Abraham means father of many] . However, it was God, in fact the whole Godhead, {Let us   Genesis 11:7 “Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” Therefore as HE created within humans all of the basic tongues and languages then, sure He knows the words we speak to this very day, no matter the nation’s origin.                                                                                                                                                          Yet this is not, in any way, to say we should not study the Original Tongue, but learn and know God’s Word first with fervent prayers to give us the understanding HE wants us to have! It is only in this that anyone can learn our human duty to The Father and The Son.

Salvation, then, is rooted in the Cross, AND in Christ Jesus. He died the death that was ours,thus accepting Him by faith/trust, we pass from death to life. We become His sons and daughters. From that point on, as long as we maintain faith in Him, The Father treats us as if we have never sinned, because He sees only Christ righteousness within us.  1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”  Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. ”   Ephesians 1:6 “To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.”

When we’re forgiven, our guilt is gone. Free from condemnation [note perhaps the most difficult at this stage is to forgive self of past sins, but if The Father has forgiving one, one should forgive self also, the sins are gone], we are God’s sons and daughters, act like it. Yet if we stumble and fall, in our attempts to serve Him, He still regards us as His children, He will not cast us off when we fail, as He looks over the long-term gains in righteous character building, shows a steady improvement, He’ll be right there with us.  Is it not the same with our own children? No matter what they do, each is still our child, still holding the parental love each one of us have, right?  God The Father, is not just “Sitting on His Throne, patiently waiting for us to mess up, just so He can Zap us, no way Jose’!

 2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

After all is said and done, we must remember that The Father gave His only begotten Son to die in our place! Because HE loves each one of us very deeply!

SECURITY IN CHRIST JESUS.

“But, some may ask, “isn’t there a danger of assumptions, in our becoming to secure in christ? Isn’t it possible to some will conclude that God will accept and save them, no matter what, {as in ‘Once saved, always saved’?} and they life as they please? If we become too secure, won’t that remove our incentive to grow as Christians?”                                                      One thing is certain, we are not likely to grow as Christians if we have no security in Christ! On the other hand, when we realize what our security is founded upon, we are not likely to take the plunge headlong into sin. Any person who uses god’s grace as a license to sin simply has no clue about God nor His grace!                                                                                  When we come to Christ and are accepted by His unmerited mercy, when we receive His gracious forgiveness and realize we are His little children, we are overwhelmed by the love for Him. His love breaks our hardened hearts and He leads us to repentance, for this is not within us. He grants us a new heart…..                                                                                            Ezekiel 36:26 “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh.”       He will also…..                                                                                                                                       Hebrews 8:10 “For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:”                                              Plus HE gives us His Spirit, the Holy Spirit, whom is our RE_BUILDER, if you will who empowers us all to obey…John 16:7-8 “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:”  Romans 8:12-14 “Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”

It with the workings of the Holy Spirit, and our willingness to surrender to His will, that our chief desire will become to do His will….. as Christ does The Father’s will…Matthew 26:39 “And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.”                 John 8:29 “And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him. ”

NOTE:   Pleasing and following the laws {religious laws} of men, is actually following Satan, as most if not all of Church laws are counter to the word of God. as follows:…..

!. Most churches now teach that man’s soul is immortal have not understood Genesis 3:19 nor Genesis 2:7 nor Ecclesiastes 9:5.

2. Most teach about the righteous not needing to see the tribulation but they’ll be “Raptured” outa here! There is not one verse that backs this theory up!

3. Most have no problems with the Ten Commandments but one the FOURTH and the only one that begins with the word REMEMBER!  Exodus 20:8-11 and Gen.2:1-3 and the last five verses in Luke 23 and first there-four verses in Luke 25 and a;; of Exodus 16: and that is the Bible’s Sabbath!

Christian duty them becomes not a chore, but a delight, and sacrifice, a pleasure.  Therefore let me repeat: “Our Spiritual Security is NOT based upon our behavior, none shall gain anything by doing good things, because these things are a given! If it were so, we’d be in a constant query, “Are we, have we done enough”?

NO, our Security come from that which Jesus Christ has already done for all, by the perfect life He lived, and that His death, that was “Payment In full” for all humans, for all time, for all sins. Once we accept that fact, and accept Christ as our personal Savior, with obedience to the Father, HE begins in us the work of developing our character to that of His, and guess what?

Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: ”

Therefore, ALL man’s duty being boiled down to two things, Accept Christ, and obey. Simple is it not?

 Hebrews 12:2 “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Thanking Y O U for your time. Questions?…Comments? John at servant@frontier.com

Want more info? Visit your Seventh day Adventist church any Saturday/Sabbath at Between 9-10AM. You just may find that for which you have searched for!

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BE YE TRANSFORMED “Spring Training” Elder Bob Dale.

My thanks to Elder Bob Dale, for this his sermon of May 9th 2015.

 

Let’s go back to the basics so that we, in and by Christ Jesus can claim victory over sins, and be able to stand at His Return!

The Book of Romans, is a great Book, to learn Biblical Doctrines, keeping in mind that the word proves itself, within itself. This is the why of this passage: Isaiah 28:9-10″ Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:”

Romans 12:10-12 “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; ”

Note: (j.b.) This passage gives us practical advise, to be at one with Heaven and mankind!

 Romans 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

The word transformed, has suffered from general lack of knowledge in days of translation. The Greek word here is Metamorohoo [ Met-am- or- fo’-o] and means the same as our word Metamorphosis, as in a butterfly’s egg, to a caterpillar, to chrysalis, to a butterfly, we say each stage being a totally different life, has metamorphosed to a different stage of life. As a TRUE Christian man or woman, no longer wishes to be at one with the world of sin and sinners.

But, how can we change self? As the word speaks to this as well…….   in—-                              Jeremiah 13:23 “Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil. ”

But—-But –how can we humans, and let’s be honest here, that are accustomed to sinning, how can we change ourselves?

Psalms 51:10-11 “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. ”

 Isaiah 40:28-31″ Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. ”

Note:  Those that wait upon the Lord:  How?  With hope that comes from faith = trust, and love. All these MUST be cultivated over time, and that takes knowing God, and the ONLY source man has is the Holy Bible! This IS man’s “Daily Bread” thus eat of it daily, with prayers.

In other words, we each must develop a personal relationship with Jesus , as our very personal Savior, with loving obedience. It’s due to this loving relationship that we can obey, willingly! Most people do not have this very close and personal one on one with our Savior, and thus they miss most of the wondrous beauty of true worship. The deeper one seeks Bible knowledge with prayers seeking the wisdom to understand, the greater our love shall become!

 Matthew 13:44-46 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it. ”

So what can be this  great treasure, other than a close relationship with one’s Savior?

Philippians 3:7-9 “But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:”

 Jeremiah 29:4 “Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, unto all that are carried away captives, whom I have caused to be carried away from Jerusalem unto Babylon; ”

Please by this verse from Jeremiah, that He has plans for your future, and with most people, IF . . . if they look back at their personal history, with some degree of honesty, they can see just how The Father has directed their lives, in a general pattern.  Especially those who have given Him their heart. Why can that be?

Well quite frankly dear reader, love is a two-way street, we all, each and every one of us, receive His love, but as in any relationship, love must be returned, to fully complete the cycle! He, your Heavenly Father/Creator, has given us all a free-will, thus each is free, to choose the life style, they wish to follow therefore—–

 Romans 12:16-21 “Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.”

Therefore, if we chose to living live our way, by following our own desires, it shall be live lived without Jesus, thus choosing eternal death. BUT. . .if we follow Jesus, in loving obedience, we shall choose eternal life, that is Jesus Christ!

Thanking Y O U for your time.   Comments?  Questions?  John at servant@frontier.com

Want more learning? Visit your Seventh-day Adventist Church, any Saturday/Sabbath between 9-10 AM. You just may find the Peace of Mind you have searched for.

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9 FACTS about JESUS’ Second Coming.

Many thanks to Pastor Doug Bachelor, and Signs of the Times March 2015 Issue for the foundation of this post-JB.

Have Y O U, dear reader, not ever wondered IF, there’d be any living humans, on this world, when Christ Jesus will return?  We can only imagine what all went through the mind of Captain Scott O’Grady, when he was shot down over the skies of Bosnia that June 2, 1995! He had pulled his ejection lever and parachuted into enemy territory. For 6 long days, he hid under think bushes, ate bugs, and drank rain water, and kept his face covered with mud, to make himself less visible. Sometimes the enemy soldiers passed within a few feet of his hiding place, but they never found him.

What Scott did not know, that from the moment his tribulation began, intense preparations were under way for his rescue, all he while he wondered “Do they know I am alive? Are they coming for me? Do they even care?” All the U.S military in the area was mobilizing to come to get him. They had 40 planes in the air looking for him. They were using satellites, and receiving help from other nations, all the while O’Grady was wondering “Will they come for me, and will they find me”?

DO Y O U know that you and I are living in The Enemy’s territory, as this world has been “kidnapped” by the forces of evil? There’s so great amounts of evils, men to each other, and to this earth, that many people wonder if God the Creator, has forgotten about us down here!

Please, don’t you believe that, for as this is written, God’s army is making preparations, even now, to rescue His people, Y O U and me, He’s coming and soon!

Over time there’s been these questions popping up, by both believers and non believer alike. In this article I’d like to respond to these common question, and please pay attention to the italicized words in each Bible text.

Question (1) : What is the primary reason Jesus is coming the Second Time?

A:  Shortly before He left this earth Jesus said to His disciples, “In my Father’s house are many mansions, and, I am going there to prepare a place for you” [John 14:2]                         In the language of the time and area, it was customary for the groom to build a honeymoon chamber at his father’s house before he claimed his bride. So in reality Jesus told His disciples, “In my Father’s house are many HONEYMOON CHAMBERS.”

Do Y O U really think, that after all that work, Jesus will forget His bride? {That’s all those who love and obey Him] No! Of course not. That’s why He said—-

John 14:3 “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”                                                                                 During the Times of the New Testament, the groom (Jesus) came to get his bride because HE wanted to be with her.  So Jesus IS coming back because He wants us all to be with Him! There’s no better reason than that! { (jb) we are speaking of marriage on a Spiritual plane, no physical!]

(2) Will Jesus come back alone?

A: NO, Jesus said:  Matthew 25:31″ When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:”     Do Y O U know how many angels there are? The Bible speaks to “thousands upon thousands”, and, ten thousand times ten thousand. [ Revelation 5:11; Daniel 7:10] That’s is not a mathematical formula, but it does suggest that there are billions and perhaps even trillions of angels in heaven, and ALL will accompany Jesus when He returns! Revelation 8:1 “And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.” { about one week, 7 days in actual earth time, as this is prophetic time EZE.4:6 , Numbers 14:34 one day for one year’s time]

(3). Will there be be people alive on earth when Jesus comes?

A:  Absolutely! Jesus said—Matthew 24:30 “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.”  John in “The Revelations of Jesus Christ was led to write:  Revelation 1:7” Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.”

(4). What shall be the fate on the wicked and those who believe not in Christ, at that time?

A: When Jesus rose from the dead, one angel rolled the stone of His tomb, away. The Bible says, that one angel’s [brightness] made 100 Roman battle hardened soldiers, fall down as dead men. [ a Centurion had a 100 man unit, and Roman custom if they failed they would “Decimate” or kill every 10th man  deci = 10, funny how languages come to us right?]   Matthew 28:2-4 “And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.”                                                                     Now, as one Angel can do this, how much can millions do? Paul said:  2 Thessalonians 1:8-9 “In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;”   2 Thessalonians 2:8 “And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: “

Note: The first time God cleansed all the earth with water, the last time He’ll cleanse this very same earth is with fire! One 1,000 years after Christ’s return. Read Revelation 17-20 chapters and learn of the Lake of Fire’s one and only usage. To cleanse earth to be ready to be made new! Never, take the Words of men for the word of God, learn that for self, with prayers asking for wisdom to understand! {(jb) it will remove fears}

(5). What will happen to the dead people at His Return?

A:  There are two types of people, both as dead and as living, the just and the unjust. John 5:28-29 “Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.”   Revelation 20:6″ Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.  Revelation 20:5 “But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. ”                                                         As we all can see, there shall be TWO Resurrections, the first, as His return, shall be for all those that have Christ’s Spirit within, thus justified, and 1,000 years latter, the unjust shall be resurrected, see ALL God’s attempts, to get them to stop sinning, and ALL knees shall bow, even Satan’s, and then into the Lake of Fire, to be turned into ashes, almost immediately!

(6). What will happen to the just when Jesus comes?

A:  1 Corinthians 15:51-53″ Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.”                                                                                                                                        In this life, every human being, shall face death, but at His return, He will resurrect the just dead, and the just living shall be changed in the twinkling of the eye. They each adult, shall be youthful adults, in perfect health mind and body for ever! 1,000 years latter those who went in the graves, come out the same way, with the same illnesses etc.  Philippians 3:21 “Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. ”  Luke 24:39-42 “Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet. And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat? And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of a honeycomb.”   John 20:29 “Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.”

(7). What will happen to the just after they have been changed?

A: 1 Thessalonians 4:17-18 “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we {they} ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”                              Remember, Jesus said that He’s going to prepare a place for us?   John 14:3 “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”   I for one have claimed this promise, have Y O U dear reader?

(8). Can we know anything about the time of Jesus’ return?

A:  Well, YES and NO! Jesus said: Matthew 24:36 “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”                                                                  Many have tried, to pin-point the time, and ALL have failed but Jesus did give us:  Matthew 24:33″ So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.: The “Signs” are given in Matthew 24, Merk 13, and Luke 21, please read these three chapters with recent, the last 100 years, news in mind!

Note: Are Y O U ready? Will You burst into flames when He returns, or will you be able to stand? Revelation 6:17 “For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?  Romans 14:4 “Who art thou that judgest another man’s servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.”  Are Y O U willing to surrender to Jesus and HIS WAYS? All who will be cast into the Lake of Fire, are those who WANT to be there, because they are NOT willing to let go of their most favourite sins, thus shall burn up with them! Rather an easy choice right?

(9). How can I prepare for His Second Coming?

A:  When Jesus comes again, He’ll say to the wicked, “I never knew you,…”  Matthew 7:21-23 “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”                                                             So, the key to being ready is know Him,as Savior and friend, before he comes, or death takes us!

We humans can not learn about anyone we know not, right? The ONLY source we have is God’s Own Word the Holy Bible. preferably a Study Bible, recommend the King James not the New, but the 1890 version, being the most accurate, for study. Plus a Strong’s or green’s Concordance, and or a good Bible software based on the KJB. and then TIME spent in study, no not reading but study as in…Isaiah 28:9-10 “Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:”

Topic by topic; look up all the verses in your concordance on faith, write them down and study each one, and then you’ll know what the term means biblically!

There’s much more Pastor Doug can share, but go to http://www.amazingfacts.org and look around this huge site, and it offers streaming video as well as Bible Lessons

C.U. in Heaven? I hope and Pray.

Thanking Y O U for time. Questions? Comments? John at servant@frontier.com

For more info, visit your Seventh-day Adventist church any Saturday/Sabbath 9 or 10 am. You just may be very glad that you did.

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GOD OF THE IMPOSSIBLE. Hope for a Hopeless People.

That’s the God I love!

 Hebrews 11:13 “These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having                           seen them and greeted them from afar, and having confessed that they were                         strangers and pilgrims on the earth.”                                                                            True believers, are in the world, yes, but we are NOT to be of the world. There’s not a lot of hope for the worldly people now is there?…….                                                                                   Psalms 42:5 “Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. ”

Yet, what IS hope? Psalms 119:116 “Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.”   Psalms 119:166″ LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments.”    Psalms 119:14 “I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.”                                                                                 ALL of one’s earthly treasures, can not buy one minute of hope, nor piece of mind, can they?  Why, if riches bring happiness, are so many rich and famous people so depressed, drugged up, boozed up? Changing spouses, like a pair of socks?                                                         Psalms 38:15 “For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.”

Yet, even with all the sins, that makes the world’s news, we must remember that God gives the just and the unjust both rain and sunshine, even the very air we all breathe. Thus hope is for all of God’s children, even those who deny Him!

 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20” For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? For ye are our glory and joy.”

 Jeremiah 29:11-13 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”

God does not want anyone to face life’s trails all alone, He wants to be there with you,j and to help carry your load, as it were, with hope.

Romans 15:4-5″ For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like-minded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:”

 Romans 5:5 “And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.”

 Psalms 146:4-6 “His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish. Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God: Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:”  Please note: The Bold type is when a person dies. All the teaching about die and go up or down are from Pagan religions.

God is our hope, a hope that lasts forever, and can always be counted on, if one but turns to Him through Christ! Plus please know that feelings are only just that our feelings!

John 3:1-3 “There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

This can ONLY come from God, via the Holy Spirit, due to your desire to know Him better!

Titus 2:13-14 “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.”

1 Peter 3:13-18 “And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ. For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:”

“Turn your eyes upon Jesus, Look full at His wonderful face, And the things of earth, will grow dim, In the light of His glory and grace.”

Thank Y O U for your time

Want?need more info? Visit your Seventh-day Adventist Church any Saturday/Sabbath 9 or 10 AM, and learn that Jesus loves you, and can fill that void in your life.

Other sites:  www.blbn.org  wwwamazingfacts.org both have streaming video

jb

 

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