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

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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

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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.

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DEVILS AND SPAGHETTI GODS! 3-4 -2015 LIBERTY magazine.

Thanks to this Freedom of Religious Magazine and this author Ce’leste Perrino-Walker’s fine work. (john B)

“The devil went down…. to Oklahoma, lookin’ for a stone to throw.”

 

     There’s a reason they say people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones and the recent bombardment over the seven-foot statue of Baphomet that Satanist want to put up on the OK., state Capitol is but one of them.

Note: This is seated “Man?” with a goat’s head and horns with a human face from the nose down, with a boy and girl looking up at its face, with a smile.

The statue is largely a retaliatory move, a response by Satanists to the Ten Commandment statue placed at the capital in 2012. And the Satanists aren’t the only ones who want to keep-up with the “Joneses”. The American Atheists, Inc., reportedly want their own monument: so does a Hindu leader in Nevada, and an animal rights group, and the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. They all want in on the monument action, and space to pay “Tribute to their deity”, or, in the absence of one, their belief system. The clamor for fair play was so loaded that a moratorium was placed on any other monuments on Capitol grounds until a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union [ACLU (jb) Anti
Christ Lawyer’s Union] on the constitutionality of the Ten Commandments statue has been resolved.                                                                                                                                                         Ryan Kiesel, ACLU of Oklahoma’s executive director, says of the case, “We aim to ensure the freedom of future generations of Oklahomans to make their own decisions about faith remains intact and free from political interference. Whether you chose to believe in a god, a creed, a code, or simply to believe in yourself, your choice should be your own, not coerced or influenced by what the government wants you to believe.”

 Joshua 24:15 “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”

NOTE (JB) As the Creator God has given each a free-will to choose, how can men even think to do less? Forced live is worthless, and God wants your love, freely given by love!

Aimee Breeze, a member of American Atheists, Inc., is part of another lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Then Commandments monument. In the complaint she claims that she views the monument as hurtful and she  says she tries to avoid the area when she;s in the capital. I though she was being melodramatic until I pictured my self walking past the hulking monstrosity the Satanists were proposing. I remember my first visit to Washington D.C., and my tour of the monuments there as dusk fell. I was awed and felt a swell of patriotism. If I had come across the menacing Baphomet looming near the sidewalk, I would have felt and emotion stronger than hurt, and I began to see where Breeze was coming from. If i had to see Baphomet on a regular basis, I’d avoid the spot myself!                                                                                                                                                        The Ten Commandments have a deep and personal and spiritual meaning to me. I endorse the wholeheartedly! But Satan? I have no desire to see a statue honoring this devil, anywhere. . .  period! It’s very clear that this statue proposal is but the tip of a huge iceberg! In a game of one-man-upmanship, none will win, because fair is fair, and even a child of six can tell that favoritism is not fair.                                                                                         Some Christians who say “Foul”, when the government allows a creepy statue of Satan, a Festifus Pole made from beer cans, or the Pastafarian’s image of the Flying Spaghetti Monster in government’s space will defend to the death, their right to have a Nativity scene. I agree with them wholeheartedly, really I do. But I also know that government-mandated religion is precisely why several hundred years ago the a bunch of persecuted Christians sailed of into the sunset in a place where each could worship God in their own way, as each was convicted within their own hearts! This means that NO Government should git involved into any religion beyond insuring that not one is being hurt or hindered in any way to share or to spread their view, to anyone willing to  come to hear their message, on non-public grounds!  If it, the Government, gives X amount of square footage space for one, then it MUST also do the same for ALL other views, and seeing as how we have 40.000 so-called “Christian denominations”, who is prepared to see acres upon acres dso shrines?

Note:  (JB)Anytime Government and Church act as one entity, Persecution ALWAYS results, look at the European’s Dark Ages, where millions were murdered, and today’s Islamic Nations, is ditto!

Often Christians have a knee-jerk reaction whenever as issue like this arises. American they argue, is a country built on Christian Values and Principles: In God We Trust! We should proudly display the Ten Commandments, Nativity Scene, or any other religious symbol we choose. {(jb) WE surely can within our own homes!] While a legitimate debate can be held about the founders setting up a Christian Nation, there can be no doubts that they insisted there be a firewall in order to keep government out of dictating anyone religion, over another, and make no rules, no laws respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof….    end of Author’s writings…

 

John B…. God want’s our love, freely given, and when we learn to Love Him from His Word, via our Prayers for help and guidance in wisdom to understand it, as we begin to learn to know The father and the Son, we will begin also to love them, and it is LOVE, that makes us willing to serve and to worship The Father and the Son. God the Father and God the Son are bot Gentlemen, who use only Love and Truth, and will not ever use force, because forced love is worthless. So IF our Creator will not use force, but love, how can we not do the same?  Please know this  “A Person convinced against their will, is of the same minds. . . still!”

So all this should be in our homes, I have a framed copy of the Ten Laws on the wall on my right side, and asked and allowed the Holy spirit to write them into my heart and mind!

To this end people, I ask this to all who want to see the Ten Commandments every where, are you ready to see statues to Satan, right along side of each? If you say no, then are YOU  not guilty, of unfair practices, and discrimination?

Again we live in glass houses, as Practicing Christ men and woman, how can we then throw stones? God and his principles of love, grace and righteousness are far greater than any monument, and in the end all idols shall be ground into dust, and burned up in the Lake of Fire!  God is most able to defend that which is His! Amen?

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

Want more info? Visit your Seventh-day Adventist Church, any Saturday/Sabbath 9-10 AM. Learn how much Jesus loves you, as HE willingly died for YOU!

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What is HEAVEN? IS IT TRUE?

IT, in my experience, that if 100 people are asked these two questions, you’d get a confusing mix of answers! Because, few people ever read their Bibles, and sadly fewer still STUDY, their Bibles! Would Y O U, dear reader, be willing to grant, there is a huge difference between the two?

B.I.B.L. E. “Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth!”  There is NO other Book, upon this earth, that explains, the where, the why, the who we are, and where we each are able to go!

Yes man has the many ideas, assumptions, all without any solid scientific proofs, all full under the heading of Evolution! Most, of these so-called “Higher Learned Folk” begin with:     “Billions of years ago {Excuse me, they were not there, in fact no earthling has ever witnessed anything’s creation, even Adam was not conscious during God’s creating of Eve, thus ALL they have to give us is their personal ASSUMPTIONS and nothing more”] there was this tiny spec of a rock, about the size of a head on a pin, that was super, super condensed, so much so that it exploded, and expanded, due to loss of gravity (?)  and it resulted in the entire Universe!

Really?

The Universe contains, billions of Galaxies, each of which contains Billions of Stars/Suns, and all of this material came from something no larger than the head of pin! Who are they trying to kid?  The star, we call the Great Bear, is so huge it will not be filled up, if we put within it 1 Billion earths!                                                                                                                           Was anyone of them present to witness this phenomenon?

But please tell me which has a greater kernel of truth, man’s assumptions, or God’s Word? Look…….                                                                                                                                        Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”                  Titus 1:2 “In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised                                   before the world began;”                                                                                          Now, that Y O U know God cannot lie, can the same be said for His creatures, mankind? NO!

Not to drastically change the subject here, but did you know that within the U.S department of the Treasury, there are a total of 1,800 doors? Each one having its own lock and key combination! Happily though there is one PASS KEY in the hands of Superintendent, that fits and works in  all 1800 locks!  You shout, “What’s this got to do with heaven”?                                                                                                                                            Great question: We also have a “Master Key”, to unlock the door to Heaven, it is Christ, and His Word, the Holy Bible!  Do you remember the Book and or the movie, The Boy that Returned from Heaven? Oh, it made a big splash, with many a Rev, getting onboard about the reality of this story! Well, when the “Hero” of this story got to be in his teens, he was 17 or so, when he publicly informed the world, that in his quest to become rich and famous, he made the whole story up!

In this all the Evolutionists and this young man have one thing in common, they both attempted to get rich by projecting a falsehoods, but this young man was much better than any evolutionist, he knew he lied, and confessed, with apologies, something no evolutionist commonly do, for to them its a RELIGION, and like religions one must have faith! Tyndale Publishers have pulled all the books from the market, after this young man’s act of courage.

Hebrews 11:8-10 “By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.”

Please, read the above passage several times, knowing this: Abraham, who never saw God, was told pick-up and move his family, to a place unknown, yet was given a vision of city, made without human hands, so he packed up his stuff and family, and started walking.

Hebrews 11:11-14 “Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea-shore innumerable. These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.”

Yes, I also enjoy life, on this earth, but I also yearn, and desire, a better life, without hate, crimes, violent nature under Satanic control, nations and people, so quick to murder, for gain of territory and control, in fact the life I look forwards to is absolutely “Heavenly”!

Hebrews 11:15-22 “And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city. By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure. By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come. By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff. By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones. ”

Most of us know the Story of Moses, right? but look…                                                                        Hebrews 11:23-28″ By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment. By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward. By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.”

Moses, had the brainpower, if not the will, to have become the next Pharaoh of Egypt, and lived a live of ease, but he knew, that all things on earth are but temporary, then death takes us all, so all we have saved for, sacrificed for, now belongs to others, mainly the Government! Moses knew that there’s more to life that what flesh bodies avail us! That life with and due to Christ’s Gift, on that Cross, near 2,000 years ago!                                                Moses, then found more hope with the Children of Israel and God, than with the Egyptians and many gods.

In these last days, we see and hear of the 100’s of beheadings, hundreds thrown from tallest buildings, buried alive,  burned alive, females raped, over and over, then sold into slavery like any other “possession” ! Is there anything here, that keeps you wanting to stay here! This earth, in this state of evil, is not my home! Just look at our own nation the U.S. we have 1/2 of us protesting even the capital Punishment, of the most horrific murderer, in the morning, yet by the afternoon, they protest to keep legal the murder of any totally innocent baby, still within the wombs, and upon demand! Can you reconcile these two polar opposite ideals? One is totally innocent and the other, is totally guilty, yet they fight to save the guilty, and fight to kill the innocent! Go figure this, with, knowing that Satan, that evil devil, is laughing at us all!

Any True Christ man or woman, knows they are a “stranger here”, and want Jesus to return, to take them with Him, HOME!

 Revelation 21:1-7 “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.”                                            Please know, God loves ALL his children as SONS and DAUGHTERS.

Plus, also know, that all the sinners, all the unjust, and all the non-believers, shall NOT EVER leave this earth, as all are held “for Judgement,” until the 1000 years AFTER Christ’s Second Advent, His Return, as He left, in the clouds.                                                            John 14:1-3 “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 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.”

Now read and think!

Revelation 21:9-14 “And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife. And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. ”

There are Passages, in the word of God, that shows all these 12 in total Gates, cover all 12 of the human character traits, letting us know that God’s Spirit, can, and is able to “Rebuild” anyone’s character, to be fit for heaven. IF WE BUT ALLOW IT, God will not ever force anything against our will, due to LOVE!                                                                                 Revelation 21:14 “And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.”

If, they, who fought amongst themselves, to be first, and or, the greatest, even one who rejected knowing Jesus, then surely Y O U can also make it IF y o u want to! But NONE can do this on their power or will….

 2 Corinthians 12:9 “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

Revelation 21:15-17 “And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof. And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal. And he measured the wall thereof, a hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel. ”

If the city is as wide as it is long, and as high, that makes it a cube, agree? A furlong is 1/8th of a mile thus: 12,000 divided by 8 = 1550 miles in circumference or 375 miles foursquare, and the height is equal to the width and breadth. Thus this “city’s” footprint is about the size of the states of  either Oregon or Colorado. Those who figure out these things, say that this city, could very comfortably house all who now live, and all who have ever lived! This shall be the “Home for the Christ’s own” , during the 1,000 years.

After which, Satan shall be loosed again, and the unjust, shall be resurrected, in the Second resurrection,——-

Revelation 20:6-8 “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. And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.”

Revelation 20:9 “And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.”

Note: Many are they that labor under the false teachings of men, who teach that this burning is for ever and ever! This is not my God’s teachings, the God of love, but this is from Satan, who himself will taste the flames, the longest, yes, b ut he too will have a end! Look…..

Malachi 4:1-4 “For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. ”

3. “And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.”

If one is by fire reduced to ashes, can there still be life to feel pain? NO! Sulfur, “Brimstone” burns at a very high temperature, about 2,300 degrees F. How long can life exist at that temp?

4. Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.”

Obey and know, God’s Ten Laws Exodus 20: 1-17, and ask , in prayers for Jesus’ help and WE SHALL SEE Y O U THERE!  Please use your Bible to read:

Isaiah 33:34; and 35 :1-10. —–

Isaiah 60:17-21 “For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will also make thy officers peace, and thine exactors righteousness. Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise. The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended. Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.”

Matthew 8:11 “And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.”

Can Y O U think of any question you may have for any one of the above men? Can you even think, that this and more is even possible?

Matthew 19:26 “But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.”

Revelation 22:4 “And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.”

Can You only imagine, to look upon the face of our Creator, who loves each of so much, that He gave up every thing, including his own life, to pay our sin debts, so that we could be with Him forever?

Isaiah 65:17 “For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.”

We, all, shall have people, whom we dearly loved, but are not with us, they SHALL be removed from our memories, that they even existed! Is that not the most kind act?

Isaiah 65:21-22 “And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.”

Isaiah 65:25 “The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.”

As by now, hopefully Y O U can see that we’ll not be chubby fat little players of harps, sitting and playing endlessly upon clouds. We shall build our own homes, and UPON this reNEWED earth, purified by fire, the Lake of Fire that removes all traces of previous occupations and pollutions. We shall build our own homes, and build to last, forever. Grow our own food, and learn, and learn and learn!

Learn how to navigate to other worlds, to tell and be witnesses for God, about our salvation..

Hebrews 1:2 “Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;”

Hebrews 11:3 “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”

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

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MUCH TOO THINK ABOUT— CONSEQUENCES OF SIN.

Most Christians thin k of sins as breaking the Ten Commandments, agree?

Then Please tell the why, of the following verses.

1 Corinthians 10:31 “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”                                                                                                                                      This verse by itself, may not mean all that much, to most but keep on reading….

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

Now, nobody’s beliefs, will or can change this fact: “Christ died for the sins of all mankind, and HE did so , because He loved each one of us, more than His life!

With ! Cor. 10:31 in m in d, “Do Y O U really think that alcohol is good for your body? ” Drink too much in too short a time and you’ll die from Alcohol poisoning! Question:” In your mind, how much poison is too much for you?”                                                                            Yes, MD’s say that wine is good for us, but YOU get ALL the same benefits from grape juice, without any of the harm of alcohol! Just look at the huge cost alcohol takes from America. In  2010 we lost 38,000 people in traffic fatalities, but over 50% of accidents, alcohol was at fault. We lost 58,000 in the same year to suicides but that’s another story! This does not take into account the broken families, the homeless, the jobless, and the loss of work hours, that alcohol created, are all enormous! Perhaps the Author of the Holy Bible knew what He was talking about in….

Proverbs 20:1 “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.”                                                                                                                            Proverbs 23:29-30 “Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.”                                                                       Proverbs 23:31-32 “Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. ”

If one has ever “Kneeled before the Porcelain Throne” after a bout with alcohol, you’ll know exactly what the verses 31-32 are speaking to!  RIGHT?  Please know the Bible has no word for Grape Juice, it’s all called wine, — Yayin in the Hebrew.

TOBACCO— IN ANY FORM.

This stuff, in any form, just can NOT be good for us, agree? {I had a pack a day habit for 40 years, but when I threw all of it away, including ashtrays, I asked Our Father, to remove all thoughts, all cravings, and the habit of reaching for a smoke, from me..He did, then and there, now I know smokers stink of smoke! I know, and perhaps YOU do also, know smokers with lung cancers, or with only one lung, mouth and throat cancers, and a host of other ailments, with breathing, or the blood circulation system. Never mind the financial cost, mostly in governmental taxes, now we have tobacco black market smugglers! {I guess governments think, (they do?) that Mafia members have to eat as well?]                                                                                                                                                         Grass–WEED— the most commonly used drug today, and it’s a very insidious drug, because it is today many times stronger that what it was during the 1960’s, when today, those who used it then, thought it was harmless, but no longer! You see, it is at the bottom of a long list of illicit drugs, whose effects on persons, are greatly increased in the harm they cause. Ask any parent if they have no problems for their children smoking weed, it may surprise you!

We, as a society, are great at rationalizing., that which we do, right? From, it’s no worse than a can of beer, than one joint. But why take either one, to begin with? Has either ever truly solved any problem for anyone one? “Oh, it helps me to relax”, but then so does reading a good book, from which one can learn something of use!                                                  Plus, please remember, there are several nations, who are close to being controlled by the Drug Cartels, and your drug habit supports and makes them possible to exist, to bribe officials, to murder on a wholesale scale, does that not make the drug users, accessories before and after the fact?  THINK ABOUT IT!

                             FOODS: BUT…BUT HOW CAN FOOD BE A SIN?

Philippians 4:5 “Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.”               Does the term “PIG– OUT”, mean anything to you? Man has a saying: “Eat of all foods given, but of all foods eat moderately”  Overeating  means taking in more calories than one burns in a day,  our body turns the extra calories into stored fat! No matter what the food is, eat more than you burn , you’ll pack on the weight!                                                                       Now, when you purchased your car, did you ask your grocer about the care and feeding of the new to you vehicle?                                                                                                                        NO, I am sure you consulted the owner’d manual, taking your cues from the manufacturer, right? Well, no matter if this is not what you many accept, but all people are created by God, and He knows what’s best for us in the way of foods, your acceptance or denial, changes nothing, beyond Y O U!

Genesis 1:29-30 “And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.”

Meat equals foods. All live forms, able to move by itself, were vegetarian, until sin entered, and earth’s nature changed. But even after the flood, when the flesh of “CLEAN” animals were allowed, the best diet is still the Genesis diet, above. This the why, for Seven pairs of clean animals, but only two for each unclean, for they were not to be for food, for Noah and family, while within the Ark.

Leviticus 11:1-8 “And the LORD spake unto Moses and to Aaron, saying unto them, Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth. Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat. Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you. And the coney, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you. And the hare, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you. And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you. Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you.”

Leviticus 11:9-15 “These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat. And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you: They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination. Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you. And these are they which ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray, And the vulture, and the kite after his kind; Every raven after his kind;”

Leviticus 11:16-23 “And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind, And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl, And the swan, and the pelican, and the gier eagle, And the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat. All fowls that creep, going upon all four, shall be an abomination unto you. Yet these may ye eat of every flying creeping thing that goeth upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap withal upon the earth; Even these of them ye may eat; the locust after his kind, and the bald locust after his kind, and the beetle after his kind, and the grasshopper after his kind. But all other flying creeping things, which have four feet, shall be an abomination unto you.”

Why? Why should this be so?  Look at what the “Unclean” life forms eat! They are all scavengers, or they eat their own waste, like rabbits, cats and dogs, their digestive tracts are to short, and they need to recycle their waste, in order to get all the nutrition they need! As for the scavengers, they are God’s Sanitation Departments, I mean who really want to taste a Breast of Vulture sandwich? Ditto for all marine life that has no scales nor fins, they are the marine garbage detail. eating them is as clean at baking one;s vacuum cleaner’s bag for lunch! Clams, shrimp, crab eat anything that comes their way, alive or dead, or waste from fish above! Octopus and squid eat those that eat everything, as do hogs, or swine. None of these are to be for food, for humans! Rome, of the Caesars, ate a great delicacy, fatted mice, want some?

1 Corinthians 10:31 “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”

So you love the taste of shrimp and lobster? Yes, so do I, but I’ve not eaten these from the moment I learned that God said no to them as food. With this Bible diet, I feel  much better, and at 73, I use no meds, and but for me using tobacco for 40 years, I need to cough up the bronchial mucus, as it no longer comes up by itself, the cost, of smoking, I must contend with. A Little joint pain, so Our Father has blessed me far beyond, what I deserve. But I ask Y O U, how can anyone honor God, by the eating, or drinking, or  the using of things He says is an abomination, or not a natural use to us?   Please, read on____

Isaiah 66:17 “They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine’s flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD.”                                                                                   Yes, loved bacon and ham, and pork chops yum, but I do not eat these thing anymore, because love helps me to please Him!

Matthew 16:26″ For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

We LOVE our STUFF, do we not? The bigger, the flashier, the better, right? But when the first time your STUFF, said”I love you” ?  No God does not want anyone to be poor, but riches for riches sake is empty, that’s why for Matthew’s verse above! Remember the story of Lot and his wife? They were told to get out of Sodom, which was going to be destroyed, and not to turn and look back at it Lot’s wife did, she missed her comforts and stuff, but that yearning caused her to be turned into a pillar of salt!                                               Lot and Abraham’s herders were at a constant bickering state about their flocks turn to water them, so Abraham told Lot, chose to go left or right and I’ll go the opposite direction. Lot chose the lands near Sodom, and soon he moved into that city, so choices come with consequences, and the rest is history as they say!

So, if you are not consuming up to His standards, then know that this also is a sin…                Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Any sin carries with it the death penalty, remember the story of Adam and Even? one sin, and they lost their eternal lives…

Genesis 2:16-17 “And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”

Satan, using the serpent, as the Ventriloquist uses a dummy, told the first recorded lie, that men still teach to this very day—–

Genesis 3:4-5 “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”

How many are taught that at death, we go to our reward, as a living spirit? Forgetting or ignoring the many verses that show otherwise……

Genesis 3:19 “In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.”

Ecclesiastes 9:5 “For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.”

If one does not repent and seek forgiveness of all sins, or just cling to their favourite sin, then they shall be burned up with their sin (s)! In the Revelation’s Lake of fire, one time only use!

Some tell me, that far too harsh, but please tell me how harsh is eternal death? Yes the Living know that they shall die, but the dead know nothing remember? Yes, ALL shall be resurrected, but there are two resurrections, The FIRST, being all the just at Christ’s return, then 1,000 years later, the second resurrection for all the unjust, that shall be cast into the Lake of Fire! To show that this is not a forever punishing, but a forever punishment! The results shall be permanent.

Malachi 4:3″ And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.”

Thank Y O U for your time. Questions?–Comments? John–servant@frontier.com

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