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HE IS RISEN!!! :-)

The whole entire CORE of Christianity rests on rather or not Jesus rose from the dead! Well, SEVERAL sources (both Christian and non-Christian) say he DID:

https://factreal.wordpress.com/2009/04/13/nonchristians-prove-jesus-resurrection/

**SEVERAL Eyewitness Accounts**

  1. Mary Magdalene saw Him on the morning following the Sabbath (John 20:14-18, Mark 16:19).

  2. The other Mary (mother of Jesus?) – along with Mary Magdalene – ALSO saw him (Matthew 28:9-10).

  3. He appeared to Peter (1 Corinthians 15:5).

  4. He revealed Himself to His brother James (1 Corinthians 15:7).

  5. Two disciples on the road saw Him in the afternoon (Luke 24:13-40, Mark 16:12-13).

  6. In the evening, He came to the eleven remaining disciples (minus Thomas) as they met in the Upper Room (John 20:19-23, Mark 16:14, Luke 24:36-49).

  7. He appeared in Galilee to a gathering of more than five hundred followers (1 Corinthians 15:6).

  8. He came again to the Eleven eight days later + Thomas (making it 12) —that is, eight days later (John 20:26-31).

  9. After His disciples returned to Galilee, seven of them met Him on the shore of the sea (John 21:1-22).

  10. ETC.

And think about it, folks….Specifically #7! A delusion is something that ONE person usually sees. So just how common would it be for 500 people ALL AT ONCE to see a “delusion?” Answer: It wouldn’t be, so that’s how we know that what those 500 people saw was AUTHENTIC and REAL!

Plus….not to mention…..ALL of Jesus’s disciples (minus Judas Iscariot, who ofcourse committed suicide) + Matthias died a death of MARTYRDOM! So why would a large group of people WILLINGLY suffer persecution, torchure, imprisonment and/or DEATH for a LIE? Answer: They wouldn’t, therefore they CLEARLY believed and personally WITNESSED Jesus BEING the Son of God & also being risen from the dead! EVEN NON-CHRISTIAN SOURCES CONFIRM THIS FACT!

Plus here are a few more additional sources which document Jesus’s existence in general (outside of the bible).

1). https://yeshua777.wordpress.com/2010/06/11/10-surefire-evidences-of-godjesus-christ/

2. http://coldcasechristianity.com/2017/is-there-any-evidence-for-jesus-outside-the-bible/

3. https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/people-cultures-in-the-bible/jesus-historical-jesus/did-jesus-exist/

4. https://www.bethinking.org/jesus/ancient-evidence-for-jesus-from-non-christian-sources

5). Lee Strobel presentation about his TRUE-LIFE story of going from atheism to Christianity, as well as the various evidences for Jesus’s resurrection, IN DETAIL

6). “The Case for Christ” by Lee Strobel (the actual BOOK…….Note: this came BEFORE the movie of the same name!!!!)

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7). The actual MOVIE called “Case for Christ” 

8). And not only that, but there’s always something called “THE EMBARRASSMENT FACTOR”. For back in ancient, biblical times, the “testimony” of a woman was considered “weak”, “unimportant” and “not believable”.

On the other hand, one of the Lord’s 10 commandments was NOT to lie or “bear false witness”. And so, the believing Christian male disciples around Jesus’s time considered honesty to be SUCH an important virtue to uphold, that they were willing to “risk reputation/embarrassment”, even if it meant they had to RECORD in written testimony the (gasp!) “eyewitness account testimony of A WOMAN/WOMEN, as it pertained to Jesus’s resurrection”. 

And back in ancient, biblical times, there was NOT too many historical documents floating around. So to have THAT much non-Christian evidence of Jesus’s death & resurrection is pretty compelling!

[But again, I have SEEN Jesus Christ personally during an N.D.E., so I HAVE no reason not to believe!] However, in John 20:29, Jesus states the following:

“Jesus saith unto him, ‘Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed”. 

Translation? Though I have seen during an N.D.E. (as many others have as well), particularly BLESSED are those who have NOT personally seen Jesus in an N.D.E. or dream/vision, and yet, BELIEVE! 😉 

The brutal reality is that it takes FAR MORE FAITH to believe that Jesus’s crucifixion or resurrection DIDN’T happen, than to believe IT DID! 😉 

As you read this and mull over all the evidence, I hope that the Spirit of Truth (The Holy Spirit) will kindly & boldly minister to you and teach you all the Lord’s truths that you’ve been missing, up to this point! And May the Lord Jesus Bless You & Keep You For All Eternity! Amen. 

 

 

 

 

 

Jesus Christ: The One and ONLY True Jewish Messiah!

There seems to be three separate groups of Jews/Jewish people today. There are those who accept that Jesus Christ was the only true Jewish Messiah, those that do NOT accept Jesus Christ as their true Jewish Messiah and yet others who have no opinion on the matter and/or aren’t sure rather or not Jesus Christ was the one and only true Jewish Messiah.

The Old Testament has around 333+ prophecies about the coming “Jewish Messiah”. And during the time of the New Testament, Jesus Christ fulfilled ALL of them. They are as follows:

  1. Genesis 3:15…………seed of a woman (virgin birth)……..Luke 1:35, Matthew 1:18-23
  2. Genesis 3:15………….He will bruise Satan’s head…………Hebrews 2:14-18
  3. Genesis 5:24………..The bodily ascension to Heaven illustrated……Mark 16:19
  4. Genesis 9:26-27…..The God of Shem will be the Son of Shem…Luke 3:36
  5. Genesis 12:3……….As Abraham’s seed, will bless all nations……Acts 3: 25-26
  6. Genesis 12:7……….The Promise made to Abraham’s seed………Galatians 3:16-18
  7. Genesis 14:18………A priest after Melchizedek………Hebrews 6:20, Hebrews 7:15-17
  8. Genesis 14:18………A King also………..Hebrews 7:2, 1 Timothy 6:15, Revelation 17:14 & 19:16
  9. Genesis 14:19……….The Last Supper foreshadowed……Matthew 26:26-29
  10. Genesis 17:19…………The Seed of Isaac…………Romans 9:7
  11. Genesis 21:12…………Isaac’s Seed………………..Romans 9:7, Hebrews 11:18
  12. Genesis 22:8………….The Lamb of God promises………John 1:29
  13. Genesis 22:18……….As Isaac’s seed, will bless all nations…….Galatians 3:29
  14. Genesis 26:2-5……….The Seed of Isaac promised as The Redeemer…….Hebrews 11:17-18
  15. Genesis 49:10…………The Time of His coming………Luke 2:1-7, Galatians 4:4-7
  16. Genesis 49:10…………The Seed of Judah………..Luke 3:33
  17. Genesis 49:10…………Called Shiloh or One-Sent……….John 17:3
  18. Genesis 49:10…………To come before Judah lost identity……..John 11:47-53
  19. Genesis 49:10…………To Him shall the obedience of the people be………John 10:16
  20. Exodus 3:13-14……….The Great “I Am”……….John 4:26, *John 8:58*
  21. Exodus 12:5……………A Lamb without blemish………..1 Peter 1:19
  22. Exodus 12:13………….The Blood of the Lamb saves God’s Wrath………..Romans 5:8-9
  23. Exodus 12:21-27………Christ is our Passover……..1 Corinthians 5:7
  24. Exodus 12:46/Psalms 34:20…Not a bone of the Lamb to be broken…John 19:31-36
  25. Exodus 13:2…………….Blessing to first born son…………..Luke 2:23?
  26. Exodus 15:2…………….His exaltation predicted as Yeshua…….Acts 7:55-56
  27. Exodus 15:11……………His character, Holiness………..Luke 1:35, Acts 4:27, 1 Peter 1:16
  28. Exodus 17:6……………..The Spiritual Rock of Israel……….1 Corinthians 10:4
  29. Exodus 33:19……………His character, Merciful………Luke 1:72
  30. Leviticus 14:11………….The leper cleansed-Sign to priesthood…….Luke 5:12-14, Acts 6:7
  31. Leviticus 16:15-18……..Prefigures Christ’s once-for-all-death……..Hebrews 9:7-15
  32. Leviticus 16: 27-28……Suffering Outside the Camp…..Matthew 27:33, Hebrews 13:11-12
  33. Leviticus 17:11………….The blood – the life of the flesh………Matthew 16:28, Mark 10:45
  34. Leviticus 17:11……It is the blood that makes atonement…..1 John 3:14-18, Ephesians 1:7
  35. Leviticus 23:37………The Drink Offering: “If any man thirst”………….John 7:37
  36. Numbers 9:12……………….Not a bone of Him broken…………John 19:31-36
  37. Numbers 21:9………….The Serpent on a Pole: Christ lifted up………John 3:14-18
  38. Numbers 24:8/Hosea 11:1…………Flight From Egypt………..Matthew 2:15
  39. Numbers 24:17/Job 19:26:27……”I shall see him but not now”….Galatians 4:2 & 4:4
  40. Numbers 24:17-19….A Star out of Jacob….Matthew 2:2, Luke 1:33/78, Revelation 22:16
  41. Deuteronomy 18:15………..”This is of a truth that prophet”………..John 6:14
  42. Deuteronomy 18:15-16……”Had ye believed Moses, ye would believe me”….John 5:45-47
  43. Deuteronomy 18:18…….Sent by the Father to speak his Word……..John 8:29-32
  44. Deuteronomy 18:19…….Whoever will not hear must bear his sin…….John 9:41 & 15:22
  45. Deuteronomy 18:18……As a Prophet….John 6:14 & 7:40, Acts 3:22-23, Matthew 21:11
  46. Deuteronomy 21:23…….Cursed is He that hangs on a tree…….Galatians 3:13
  47. Job 19:25…..Christ, our kinsman, has redeemed us….Ephesians 1:3-7, Matthew 1:21-22
  48. 1 Samuel 2:10…..Shall be an anointed King to the Lord……..Matthew 28:19, John 12:15
  49. 2 Samuel 7:12-13……………..David’s Seed…………………Matthew 1:1
  50. 2 Samuel 14a…………………..The Son of God……………..Luke 1:32
  51. 2 Samuel 7:16……..David’s house established forever……….Luke 3:31, Revelation 22:16
  52. 2 Samuel 23: 2-4……….would be the “Rock………..1 Corinthians 10:4
  53. 2 Samuel 23: 2-4……….would be as “the light of the morning”…..Revelation 22:16
  54. 2 Kings 2:11……..the bodily ascension to heaven illustrated……….Luke 24:51
  55. 1 Chronicles 17:11……..the Seed of David………..Matthew 1:1, Matthew 9:27
  56. 1 Chronicles 17:12-13…….To reign on David’s throne forever……Luke 1:32-33
  57. 1 Chronicles 17:13…”I shall be his Father, & He shall be my Son”…..Hebrews 1:5
  58. Job 19: 23-27………….The Resurrection predicted………….John 5:24-29
  59. Psalms 2:1-3………….The enmity of Kings foreordained……….Acts 4:25-28
  60. Psalms 2:2……………To own the title, Anointed (Christ)…………Acts 2:36
  61. Psalms 2:6…………His character, Holiness…………….John 8:42, Revelation 3:7
  62. Psalms 2:6………….To own the title King……………….Matthew 2:2
  63. Psalms 2:7………….Declared the Beloved Son………..Matthew 3:17
  64. Psalms 2:7-8……….The Crucifixion & Resurrection intimated…..Acts 13:29-33
  65. Psalms 2:12…………Life comes through faith in Him………..John 20:31
  66. Psalms 8:2………….The mouth of babes perfect his praise……..Matthew 21:16
  67. Psalms 8:5-6…….His humiliation & Exaltation…..Luke 23:35-36, Luke 24:51
  68. Psalms 16:10……………….Was not to see corruption……………………Acts 2:31
  69. Psalms 16:9-11……………..Was to arise from the dead…………………John 20:9
  70. Psalms 17:15………………….The Resurrection Predicted………………Luke 24:6-7
  71. Psalms 22:1…………….Forsaken because of sins of others………..2 Corinthians 5:21
  72. Psalms 22:1……Words spoken from Calvary……”My God….”……….Mark 15:34
  73. Psalms 22:2………………..Darkness upon Calvary……………………..Matthew 27:45
  74. Psalms 22:7………..They ridicule and shake their heads……….Matthew 27:39
  75. Psalms 22:22-31………………Born the Savior…………………………….Luke 2:7
  76. Psalms 22:14……………Died of a broken (ruptured) heart………….John 19:34
  77. Psalms 22:14-17……………..Suffered agony on Calvary…………..Matthew 27:45
  78. Psalms 22:15………………..He Thirsted…………..John 19:28
  79. Psalms 22:16……….They pierced His hands and feet……..John 19:18
  80. Psalms 22:17-18………Stripped him before the stares of men………Luke 23: 34
  81. Psalms 22:18………….They parted His garments & cast lots………..John 19:23-24
  82. Psalms 22:21-22…….He committed Himself to God…………Luke 23:46
  83. Genesis 3:15…….Satanic power bruising the Redeemer’s heel………Luke 23:44-46
  84. Psalms 22:22……….His Resurrection Declared………..John 20:17
  85. Psalms 22:27……….He shall be the Governor of the Nations………Colossians 1:16-18
  86. Psalms 31:5………….”It Is Finished”……………John 19:30
  87. Psalms 23:1………….”I am the Good Shepherd”……………John 10:11
  88. Psalms 24:3…………..His exaltation predicted……………Acts 1:11, Philippians 2 :9-11
  89. Psalms 27:12…….Accused by False Witnesses…….Matthew 26: 60-61, Mark 14:57-58
  90. Psalms 30:3……..His Resurrection predicted………Acts 2:32
  91. Psalms 31:5………”Into thy hands I commit my spirit”…………Luke 23:46
  92. Psalms 31:11……..His disciples fled from him……..Mark 14:50
  93. Psalms 31:3………They took counsel to put him to death………John 11:53
  94. Psalms 31:14-15/Psalms 22:18…”He trusted in God, let Him deliver Him…Matt. 27:43
  95. Psalms 35:11………False Witnesses rose up against Him……………Matthew 26:59
  96. Psalms 35:19………….He was hated without a Cause…………John 15:25
  97. Psalms 38:11………….His friends stood afar off………………..Luke 23:49
  98. Psalms 40:2-5………..The joy of his Resurrection predicted………..John 20:20
  99. Psalms 40:6-8………..His delight – the Will of the Father……………John 4:34
  100. Psalms 40:9…………..He was to preach Righteousness in Israel…..Matthew 4:17
  101. Psalms 40:14………….Confronted by Adversaries in the Garden…….John 18:1-5 & 7-13
  102. Psalms 41:9/55:12-14……………Betrayed by a familiar friend……………..John 13:18
  103. Psalms 45:2…………..Words of Grace come from his lips……..Luke 4:22
  104. Psalms 45:6…………..To own the title God or Elohim…………..Hebrews 1:8
  105. Psalms 45:7…….A special anointing by the Holy Spirit…..Matthew 3:16, Hebrews 1:9
  106. Psalms 45:7-8………..Called the Christ (Messiah or Anointed)………..Luke 2:11
  107. Psalms 49:15…….His Resurrection……Acts 2:27, Acts 13:36, Mark 16:6
  108. Psalms 55:15……Death of the Betrayer…….Matthew 27:3-5, Acts 1:16-19
  109. Psalms 69:18-19……………………To give gifts to men……………Ephesians 4:7-8
  110. Psalms 68:18……………Ascended into Heaven………………Luke 24:51
  111. Psalms 69:4………………Hated without a Cause……………..John 15:25
  112. Psalms 69:8……………..A stranger to own brethren………..Luke 8:20-21
  113. Psalms 69:9………….Zealous for the Lord’s House………….John 2:17
  114. Psalms 69:14-20…Messiah’s anguish of soul before crucifixion…..Matthew 26:36-46
  115. Psalms 69:20……”My soul is exceedingly sorrowful”……………Matthew 26:38
  116. Psalms 69:21…………..Given vinegar in thirst………………Matthew 27:34
  117. Psalms 69:26………….The Savior given & Smited by God…….John 17:4 & 18:11
  118. Psalms 72:10-11……….Great persons were to visit Him……….Matthew 2:1-11
  119. Psalms 72:16……………The corn of wheat to fall into the Ground…………..John 12:24
  120. Psalms 72:17…….His name, Yeshua, will produce (spiritual) offspring……John 1:12-13
  121. Psalms 72:17……….All nations shall be blessed because of Him…………Acts 2:11 & 2:41
  122. Psalms 78:2………………….He would teach in parables……………….Matthew 13:34-35
  123. Psalms 78:2b………..To speak the Wisdom of God with Authority………Matthew 7:29
  124. Psalms 88:8……..They stood afar off and watched………..Luke 23:49
  125. Psalms 89:26…….Messiah will call God his Father………….Matthew 11:27
  126. Psalms 89:27………Emmanuel to be higher than earthly kings…….Luke 1:30-33
  127. Psalms 89:36-37…..David’s Seed, Throne, Kingdom Endures Forever…..Luke 1:32-33
  128. Psalms 89:37……………His Character – Faithfulness………….Revelation 1:5
  129. Psalms 90:2/Micah 5:2c………….He is from Everlasting……………John 1:1-2, John 8:58
  130. Psalms 91: 11-13………..Jesus’s Messianic identity used to tempt him……..Luke 4:10-11
  131. Psalms 97:9………..His exaltation foretold……….Acts 1:11, Ephesians 1:20-23
  132. Psalms 100:5………..His character – Goodness…………..Matthew 19:16-17
  133. Psalms 102:1-11………..The Suffering & Reproach of Calvary………..John 21:16-30
  134. Psalms 102:16…..The Son of Man comes in Glory….Luke 21:27, Revelation 1:7 & 19:11
  135. Psalms 102:25-28……….Messiah is the Pre-existing Son…………Hebrews 1:10-12
  136. Psalms 109:4…………..Prays for his enemies………………Luke 23:34
  137. Psalms 109:7-8………Another to succeed Judas………….Acts 1:16-20
  138. Psalms 109:25………..Ridiculed………….Matthew 27:39
  139. Psalms 110:1…………..Son of David………Matthew 22:42
  140. Psalms 110:1……..To Ascend to the Right-Hand Throne of the Father……..Mark 16:19
  141. Psalms 110:1……….David’s Son Called Lord………..Matthew 22:44-46
  142. Psalms 110:4………A priest after Melchizedek’s order………Hebrews 6:20
  143. Psalms 112:4………His Character – Compassionate, Gracious, etc………Matthew 9:36
  144. Psalms 118:17-21….Messiah’s Resurrection Assured…Luke 24:5-7, 1 Corinthians 15:20
  145. Psalms 118:22-23…….The rejected Stone is the Head of the Corner………Matthew 21:42-43
  146. Psalms 118:26a………..The Blessed One presented to Israel…………Matthew 21:9
  147. Psalms 118:26b………..To come while Temple standing………..Matthew 21:12-15
  148. Psalms 132:11…………..The Seed of David (the fruit of his Body)………..Luke 1:32
  149. Psalms 138:4-6………..The supremacy of David’s Seed amazes Kings…….Matthew 2:2-6
  150. Psalms 147:3-6………..The earthly ministry of Christ described…………..Luke 4:18
  151. Psalms 104:30…………He will send the Spirit of God……………..John 16:7
  152. Proverbs 8:22-23……..The Messiah would be from Everlasting………..John 17:5
  153. Proverbs 30:4…Declared to be the Son of God…Romans 1:3-4, Romans 10:6-9, 2 Peter 1:17
  154. Song of Solomon 5:16…….The Altogether Lovely One……….John 1:17, 1:29 and 1:36
  155. Isaiah 2:2-4………Repentance for the Nations…………Luke 24:47
  156. Isaiah 4:2-4………Messiah reigning………Revelation 20:4
  157. Isaiah 5:1-10 (& beyond)….Son of God’s Vineyard: Judgement Parable….Matthew 20:1-16
  158. Isaiah 6:1-4……….Isaiah saw a vision of Messiah’s glory……..John 12:40-41
  159. Isaiah 6:9-10………Parables fall on deaf ears……….Matthew 13:13-15, Acts 28:23-29
  160. Isaiah 7:14b……….To be born of a Virgin………Luke 1:35
  161. Isaiah 7:14c……….To be named Immanuel – God with us……….Matthew 1:18-23
  162. Isaiah 8:8………….called Immanuel…………Matthew 1:23
  163. Isaiah 8:14-15……….A stone of stumbling, a Rock of offense………1 Peter 2:8
  164. Isaiah 9:1-2………….His ministry to begin in Galilee………..Matthew 4:12-17
  165. Isaiah 9:6…………….A child born – Humanity………..Luke 1:31
  166. Isaiah 9:6………A Son-given Deity…..Luke 1:32, John 1:14, 1 Timothy 3:16
  167. Isaiah 9:6………Declared to be the Son of God with power………..Romans 1:3-4
  168. Isaiah 9:6………The Wonderful One, Peleh……..Matthew 17:5, Revelation 21:4
  169. Isaiah 9:6……..The Great & Mighty Counselor, Yaatz…….Matthew 13:54
  170. Isaiah 9:6……..The Mighty God, El Gibor……….Matthew 11:20, Revelation 1:8
  171. Isaiah 9:6……..The Everlasting Father, Avi Adth……John 8:58
  172. Isaiah 9:6………The Prince of Peace, Sar Shalom……….John 16:33
  173. Isaiah 9:7…………….To establish an Everlasting Kingdom……..Luke 1:32-33
  174. Isaiah 9:7/Zechariah 9:9c……….His Character – Just……….John 5:30
  175. Isaiah 9:7…….No End to His Government, Throne, and Peace….Luke 1:32-33
  176. Isaiah 11:1…….Called a Nazarene – The Branch, Netzer………Matthew 2:23
  177. Isaiah 11:1…….A rod out of Jesse, Son of Jesse………..Luke 3:32
  178. Isaiah 11:2…….The Anointed One by the Spirit………Matthew 3:16-17
  179. Isaiah 11:2…….His Character – Wisdom, Understanding, Etc………..John 4:7-26
  180. Isaiah 11:4-5…..His Character, Truth……..John 14:6 and John 14:16-17
  181. Isaiah 11:10…….the Gentiles seek Him……John 12: 18-21
  182. Isaiah 12:2……..Called Jesus (Yeshua) – Salvation…….Matthew 1:21
  183. Isaiah 16:4-5……Reigning in Mercy……..Luke 1:31-33
  184. Isaiah 22:21-25……Nail/Peg in a Sure Place……Revelation 3:7
  185. Isaiah 25:8…………The Resurrection predicted……….1 Corinthians 15:54-55
  186. Isaiah 26:19……….His power of Resurrection predicted………John 11:43-44
  187. Isaiah 28:16……..The Messiah is the previous corner stone………Acts 4:11-12
  188. Isaiah 29:13…..Foretold hypocritical obedience to His Word….Matthew 15:7-9
  189. Isaiah 29:14…….The Wise are Perplexed by His Word…..1 Corinthians 1:18-31
  190. Isaiah 32:2………A Refuse – Yeshua shall be a hiding place……..Matthew 23:37
  191. Isaiah 33:5………Son of the Highest………Luke 1:32, 1 Timothy 1:17 & 6:15
  192. Isaiah 35:4………He will come and Save You……….Matthew 1:21
  193. Isaiah 35:46………To have a Ministry of MIRACLES……Matthew 11:4-6
  194. Isaiah 40:3-4…….Preceded by a forerunner………..John 1:23
  195. Isaiah 40:9……….”Behold Your God”……..John 1:36, John 19:14
  196. Isaiah 40:11……A Compassionate Shepherd/Life giver……..John 10:10-18
  197. Isaiah 42:1-4…The Servant, a Faithful/Patient Redeemer….Matthew 12:18-21
  198. Isaiah 42:2……..Meek and Lowly……….Matthew 11:28-30
  199. Isaiah 42:6-7……Brings hope for the hopeless………Romans 5:2-5, 1 Peter 1:3
  200. Isaiah 42:4..The nations shall wait on his Teachings..Rev. 20:3-4, Rev. 21:22-26
  201. Isaiah 42:6/49:6….The Light (Salvation) of the Gentiles…Luke 2:32, Acts 13:47
  202. Isaiah 42:1-6…….His is a Worldwide Compassion………Matthew 28:19-20
  203. Isaiah 42:7…….Blind Eyes Are Opened……….John 9:25-38
  204. Isaiah 42:13-25…….Messiah’s actions at His Second Coming……Rev., chaps 1-22
  205. Isaiah 43:11…………He is the ONLY Savior……..Acts 4:12
  206. Isaiah 44:3………..He will send the Spirit of God………John 16:7 and John 16:13
  207. Isaiah 45:23-25….He will be the Judge…John 5:22, Romans 14:11-12, John 16:8
  208. Isaiah 48:12………..The First and The Last……….Revelation 1:8, Revelation 1:17
  209. Isaiah 48:17……….He came as a Teacher……..John 3:2
  210. Isaiah 49:1………Called from the Womb – His Humanity……….Matthew 1:18
  211. Isaiah 49:5……….A Servant from the womb……Luke 1:31, Philippians 2:7-8
  212. Isaiah 49:6……….He is Salvation for Israel…….Luke 2:29-32
  213. Isaiah 49:6……….He is Salvation unto the ends of the Earth…….Acts 15:7-19
  214. Isaiah 49:7……….He is despised of the Nation (of Israel?)………..John 8:48-59
  215. Isaiah 50:3……..Heaven clothed in Black at His humiliation…..Luke 23:44-45
  216. Isaiah 50:4……..He is a learned counselor for the weary…….Matthew 11:28-30
  217. Isaiah 50:5………The Servant willingly bound to Obedience…….Matthew 26:39
  218. Isaiah 50:6a………”I gave my back to the smiters”………Matthew 27:26
  219. Isaiah 50:6b………He was smited on the cheeks……..Matthew 26:67
  220. Isaiah 50:6c………..He was spat upon…………..Matthew 27:30
  221. Isaiah 52:4-5….Suffered vicariously….Mark 15:3-4, 27-28, Luke 23:1-25, 32-34
  222. Isaiah 52:7……………..To publish good tidings of peace…………….Luke 2:10-11
  223. Isaiah 52:13………….The Servant exalted………..Acts 1:8-11, Ephesians 1:19-23
  224. Isaiah 52:13…………..Behold, My Servant………..Matthew 17:5, Philippians 2:5-8
  225. Isaiah 52:14….The Servant shockingly abused…Luke 18:31-34, Matthew 26:67-68
  226. Isaiah 52:15….Nations startled by the Servant’s Message……..Romans 15:18-21
  227. Isaiah 52:15……..His blood shed to make atonement for ALL……Revelation 1:5
  228. Isaiah 53:1……….His people would not believe Him…….John 12:37-38
  229. Isaiah 53:2a……..He would grow up in a poor family……….Luke 2:7
  230. Isaiah 53:2b……..Appearance of an ordinary man……Philippians 2:7-8
  231. Isaiah 53:3a……..Despised……..Luke 4:28-30
  232. Isaiah 53:3b……..Rejected………Matthew 27: 11-26
  233. Isaiah 53:3c………Great sorrow and grief……..Luke 19:41-44
  234. Isaiah 53:3d…..Men hide from being associated with Him…Mark 14:50, Matt.26:56
  235. Isaiah 53:4a……He would have a healing ministry…….Luke 6:17-19
  236. Isaiah 53:4b……He would bear the sins of the world……….1 Peter 2:24
  237. Isaiah 53:4c…….Thought to be cursed by God………Matthew 27:41-43
  238. Isaiah 53:5a……..Bears penalty for mankind’s sins…….John 11:50
  239. Isaiah 53:5b….His Sacrifice = peace between God & Man……..Colossians 1:20
  240. Isaiah 53:5……….His back would be whipped…………..Matthew 27:26
  241. Isaiah 53:6a/11d….Bore sin for all mankind…Galatians 1:4, Hebrews 9:28
  242. Isaiah 53:6b……God’s will that He bear sin for all mankind………1 John 4:10
  243. Isaiah 53:7a………Oppressed and Afflicted……….Matthew 27:27-31
  244. Isaiah 53:7b………Silent before his Accusers……….Matthew 27:12-14
  245. Isaiah 53:7c……….Sacrificial Lamb of God………..John 1:29
  246. Isaiah 53:8a………Confined and Persecuted……….Matthew 26:57 & 59-68
  247. Isaiah 53:8b………He would be judged………..John 18:13-22
  248. Isaiah 53:8c/Daniel 9:26a………Killed………….Matthew 27:35, Matthew 27:35
  249. Isaiah 53:8d……..Dies for the Sins of the World………1 John 2:2
  250. Isaiah 53:9a………Buried in a rich man’s grave………..Matthew 27:57-60
  251. Isaiah 53:9b………Innocent and had done no violence……….Mark 15:3
  252. Isaiah 53:9c………No deceit from his lips………..John 18:38, John 14:6
  253. Isaiah 53:10a……..God’s will that he die for mankind……..John 18:11
  254. Isaiah 53:10b/11-12……..An offering for Sin………Matthew 20:28
  255. Isaiah 53:10c……..Would be resurrected & live forevermore…………John 11:25
  256. Isaiah 53:10d……….He would prosper……..John 17:1-5
  257. Isaiah 53:10-11….God fully satisfied with His Suffering……1 John 4:10, Matt.3:17
  258. Isaiah 53:11b/Micah 5:2b…..God’s servant…..Romans 5:18-19, John 15:10
  259. Isaiah 53:11c……..He would justify Man before God………Romans 5:8-11
  260. Isaiah 53:12a……..Exalted by God because of his Sacrifice…….Matthew 28:18
  261. Isaiah 53:12b…Lays down life for mankind….Luke 23:46, Rom.5:10, Matt.20:28
  262. Isaiah 53:12c……Grouped with criminals……….Luke 23:32
  263. Isaiah 53:12d……Bore the sins of the world……..2 Corinthians 5:21
  264. Isaiah 53:12e/59:15-16….Intercessor between God and man….Luke 23:34, Matt.10:32
  265. Isaiah 55:1……….”He who thirsts, let him come to Me”………John 7:37
  266. Psalm 16:9-11…………….Resurrected by God……………Acts 13:34
  267. Isaiah 55:4……………..A Witness…………………John 18:37
  268. Isaiah 55:5…………Foreign Nations come to God……….Revelations 7:9
  269. Isaiah 59:15-16a…….He would come to provide Salvation……John 6:40
  270. Isaiah 59:20……..He would come to Zion as their Redeemer………Luke 2:38
  271. Isaiah 60:1-3………Nations walk in the Light……….Luke 2:32
  272. Isaiah 61:1-2……..The Spirit of God upon Him……….Matthew 3:16-17
  273. Isaiah 61:1-3……The Messiah would preach the Good News……Luke 4:17-21, Matt.11:5
  274. Isaiah 61:1-4……Provides freedom from bondage of sin/death….John 8:31-32 & 34-36
  275. Isaiah 61:1-2……Proclaims a period of grace…….Revelation 20:1-3, Revelation 21 & 22
  276. Isaiah 62:1-2……Called by a New Name…..Revelation 3:12
  277. Zechariah 9:9……”Thy King Cometh”, Entered Jerusalem on Donkey….Matthew 21:6-11
  278. Isaiah 63″1-3…….A Vesture dipped in Blood………Revelation 19:13
  279. Isaiah 63:8-9……..Afflicted with the afflicted……..Matthew 25:34-40
  280. Isaiah 65:9…………The elect shall inherit……Romans 11:5-7, Revelation 21:7
  281. Isaiah 65:17-25…Creation of a New Heavens and New Earth…..2 Peter 3:13, Rev. 21:1
  282. Isaiah 66:18-19/Isaiah 61:11….All Nations come to God……Philippians 2:10-11, Matt.25:32
  283. Jeremiah 23:5-6a/33:14-16, Ezekiel 17:22-24…….Descendant of David…….Luke 3:23-31
  284. Jeremiah 23:5-6b/Zechariah 11:10-11b…The Messiah would be God…John 13:13, John 12:45
  285. Jeremiah 23:5-6c……..The Messiah would be both God and Man……1 Timothy 3:16
  286. Jeremiah 30:9………….Born a King……….John 18:37, Revelation 1:5
  287. Jeremiah 31:5…………..Massacre of infants……….Matthew 2:16-18
  288. Jeremiah 31:22…………Born of a Virgin……….Matthew 1:18-20
  289. Jeremiah 31:31………….The Messiah would be the New Covenant…….Matthew 26:28
  290. Jeremiah 33:14-16/Ezekiel 34:23-24…….King David’s descendant……..Matthew 1:1
  291. Ezekiel 21:26-27………..The humble exalted………Luke 1:52
  292. Daniel 2:34-35………Stone cut without hands……….Acts 4:10-12
  293. Daniel 2:44-45…His Kingdom Triumphant…Luke 1:33, 1 Corinthians 15:24, Rev.11:15
  294. Daniel 7:13-14a………..He would ascend into Heaven……….Acts 1:9-11
  295. Daniel 7:13-14b……….Highly Exalted……….Ephesians 1:20-23
  296. Daniel 7:13-14c……His dominion would be Everlasting……….Luke 1:31-33
  297. Daniel 7:27……..Kingdom for the Saints……..Luke 1:33, 1 Corinthians 15:24, Rev.11:15
  298. Daniel 9:24a……..To make an end to sins……….Galatians 1:3-5
  299. Daniel 9:24b………He would be holy………Luke 1:35
  300. Daniel 9:25….Announced to his people 483 years to the exact day, after the degree to rebuild the city of Jerusalem……John 12:12-15
  301. Daniel 9:26b……..Died for the sins of the world……….Hebrews 2:9
  302. Daniel 9:26-27………Killed before the destruction of the Temple…….Matthew 27:50-51
  303. Daniel 10:5-6……….Messiah in a glorified state……….Revelation 1:13-17
  304. Hosea 3:5……………ISRAEL RESTORED……..Romans 11:25-27
  305. Hosea 13:14………He would defeat Death……..1 Corinthians 15:55-57
  306. Joel 2:28-32……..Promise of the Spirit………Acts 2:17-21, Romans 10:13
  307. Joel 2:32……..Offers the gift of Salvation to all mankind…….Romans 10:12-13
  308. Micah 2:12-13………ISRAEL REGATHERED………John 10:14 and 26-27
  309. Micah 4:1-8……The Kingdom Established – place of Birth Bethlehem….Luke 1:33, Matthew 2:1, Luke 2:4/10-11
  310. Micah 5:2a………Born in Bethlehem…….Matthew 2:1-2
  311. Haggai 2:6-9……He would visit the Second Temple……Luke 2:27-33
  312. Haggai 2:23……..Descendant of Zerubabbel………Luke 3:23-27
  313. Amos 8:9……The Sun Darkened……Matthew 24:29, Acts 2:20, Revelation 6:12
  314. Amos 9:11-12……Restoration of the Tabernacle……Hebrews 8:2, Rev.7:9-17
  315. Habbakkuk 2:14…….Earth filled with knowledge of the glory of God…Romans 11:26, Rev.21:23-26
  316. Zechariah 2:10-13…….The Lamb on the Throne……Revelation 5:13, Revelation 21:22-27
  317. Zechariah 3:8……Servant of God the Heavenly Father……..John 17:4
  318. Zechariah 6:12-13………Priest and King………Hebrews 8:1
  319. Zechariah 9:9a……Greeted with rejoicing in Jerusalem……Matthew 21:7-11
  320. Zechariah 9:9b……..Beheld as King…….John 12:12-15
  321. Zechariah 9:9d……..The Messiah would bring Salvation……Luke 19:10
  322. Zechariah 9:9e………The Messiah would be humble……..Matthew 11:29
  323. Zechariah 10:4………The cornerstone………Ephesians 2:20
  324. Zechariah 11:4-6b…..At His coming, Israel has unfit leaders…..Matthew 23:1-4+
  325. Zechariah 11:4-6b/11:10……Rejection causes God to remove his protection….Luke 19:41-44
  326. Zechariah 11:4-6c…….Rejected in favor of another King…….John 19:13-15
  327. Zechariah 11:7…………Ministry to “poor”/the believing Remnant……Matthew 9:35-36
  328. Zechariah 11:8a……….Unbelief forces Messiah to reject them……Matthew 23:33
  329. Zechariah 11:8b……….Despised……….Matthew 27:20
  330. Zechariah 11:9…………Stops ministering to those who reject Him……Matthew 13:10-11
  331. Zechariah 12:10a……..His body would be pierced……….John 19:34-37
  332. Zechariah 13:7………..God in the Flesh………John 14:9-11
  333. Zechariah 13:7d…..Israel scattered as a result of rejecting Him….Matthew 26:31-56
  334. Malachi 3:1a………Messenger to prepare the way for Messiah…….Matthew 11:10
  335. Malachi 3:1b……..Sudden appearance at The Temple…….Mark 11:15-16
  336. Malachi 3:1c………Messenger of the New Covenant……Luke 4:43-44
  337. Malachi 3:3……….Ours sins are purged……Luke 1:78, John 1:9/2:46, 2 Peter 1:19, Rev.2:28
  338. Malachi 4:5……….Forerunner in the spirit of Elijah……..Matthew 3:1-2
  339. Malachi 4:6……….Forerunner would turn many to righteousness…..Luke 1:16-17

Plus there might even be more than aren’t mentioned, here. Nevertheless, if that’s not enough to convince you, then I don’t know what is! Also: Think about how there is such “vile hatred” for Jesus Christ among the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, whom places the “MAN-MADE TALMUD” OVER the bible and Old Testament! WHY is that, do you think? Do you think that’s all just coincidence? Jesus Christ was NOT kidding when he called the Sadducees and Pharisees “children of your father, the Devil”. In fact, Jesus Christ even takes it a step further when he’s quoted in John’s vision as saying in Revelation 2:9 the following:

“I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.”

I’ve always interpreted that passage to mean that Jesus is saying he “knows” of their evil works, and their “tribulation” DUE to those evil works (as punishment) but they are rich (MONETARILY), just like he also knows the “blasphemy” of those which claim they are BIBLICAL JEWS but are instead, the “congregation/synagogue” of Satan/Satan worshipers in disguise. Just think of all the Jewish people you know today that OPENLY worship the Devil (Lady Gaga is one of them, for instance). And why do you think this IS, people? Do you think that’s all just coincidence? Because according to the BIBLICAL Jesus Christ himself in John’s vision, IT IS OF NO COINCIDENCE! OPEN YOUR EYES, PEOPLE!!! 

 

 

 

 

The Struggles of Christian Vs. A Non-Believer, Part 2

Do you ever feel alone or restless in life? Like your life has no *specific* meaning or purpose? Like no-one really cares about you? Like something is missing in your life? Yet, you don’t quite know what the “something” is?

Or have you ever done something that you MAJORLY regret in your life and wish you could go back in time or start over again?

Maybe you were raised as a Christian but later turned away from the faith, as you got older. Maybe you know someone who is Christian and doesn’t seem to be living by Christian standards (going around saying things such as “God hates homosexuals”, etc) or maybe you’re just a person of “science” who doesn’t see or feel the NEED for God.

Maybe you’re addicted to alcohol, sex, attention/validation from others, money, food, fashion, TV/movies/popular culture or drugs. Maybe there was a most recent death in your family and you don’t know where to turn. Maybe you’re mad at God for the uncertain state of the economy or world chaos. Or maybe you blame God for everything going wrong in your life, in general.

Well, let me tell you something. Jesus Christ cares.

And for EACH person that calls out to Jesus’s heavenly name, he has a divine plan and purpose for each of our lives:

And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you” [Isaiah 46:4]

 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” [Jeremiah 29:11]

Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honorable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life” [Isaiah 43:4]

The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee” [Jeremiah 31:3]

As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God” [1 Peter 4:10]

As an all-knowing, all-loving God…….

God knew each and every single one of us before we were born. He created us and he made us. And he understands what we’re going through, no matter what we’re facing in life. God made himself human in the form of Jesus Christ, not only so we would believe in him but so he could emphasize with “being human” [even though as both God AND Man, he was *perfect* and never sinned].

Jesus Christ (God in the flesh) was mocked, flogged/whipped, ridiculed, pierced in the side, crowned with a crown of thorns, spit on, forced to carry his own cross and then crucified. He died an *excruciatingly painful* death, in order to save mankind from God’s Wrath/unforgiveness of sins. He took the payment for sin upon Himself in order to give US (humanity) a way to “become clean” in God’s eyes and receive forgiveness of our sins and *everlasting life*. This is known as “Salvation”.

Jesus died for you and for me, and for every person in the world that has ever lived from Jesus’s time, up to the present time.

So when we pray to Jesus for forgiveness of ours sins and acknowledge to him that we are a sinner, basically what we’re doing is “accepting” Jesus’s *free gift of salvation/forgiveness of sins* into our minds, hearts, bodies and spirits and saying “thank-you Lord Jesus, for dying for my sins, as I am nothing but a sinner in need of Salvation”.

So when I say that Jesus Christ understands what you’re going through, you can TRULY believe that he knows what you’re going through, since he went through all of that [the beyond excruciatingly painful –both physically and emotionally— torchure and death], just to be able to save you and me and all of mankind from their sins/God’s wrath.

“For God so loved that world that he gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life” [John 3:16]

“For God did not send His son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through Him might be saved” [John 3:17]

“He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the in the name of the only begotten Son of God [Jesus Christ]” {John 3:18}

So no matter what you’re facing in life (death of someone close to you, thoughts of depression/suicide, alcohol/drug addiction, severe persecution or “broken faith” as a Christian, an uncertain economic future, etc), call out to Jesus TODAY! Put your faith, trust and love in him!

He WILL have a solution to any problem in life that you’re facing right now, if you call out to him in prayer. He knows, He understands and He CARES!

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee” [Hebrews 13:5]

So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me” [Hebrews 13:6]

If you put your faith, trust and love in the Lord Jesus [accept Jesus Christ into your heart as your personal Lord & Savior], pray for forgiveness of your sins, repent of your sins [that means, stop doing them], get baptized [FULL IMMERSION BAPTISM] in the name of Jesus Christ and CONTINUE following Jesus’s commands in the bible until the day you die, you will never have to face life alone or worry about the future ever, ever again! You will be able to rest with the peace and knowledge that you are “Saved” and that you’re going to spend eternity with God/Jesus Christ in eternal paradise, someday!!!!!

And if you don’t believe in Jesus Christ, then now is the time to *pray to believe*.

Say to Jesus: Lord, upon my uncertainty of your existence right now, please make yourself real to me. Please grant me the power to believe. Amen

And then read the Word of God in the New Testament, which commands us to pray for forgiveness of our sins, repent of our sins, accept Jesus Christ as Lord & Savior into our hearts and get baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.

Jesus says in Mark 16:16 “He who believes & is baptized is Saved but he who does not believe will be condemned”. Meaning, that the ONLY unforgiveable sin there is, is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the spirit of *Truth* and it is rewarded to/freely given to all those who believe in Jesus Christ, get baptized in his name, pray for forgiveness of their sins, REPENT (that means, give up) their sins and submit their very LIVES to him by living a life that is pleasing to God/Jesus Christ.

And sadly, Revelation 20:15 (book of Revelation, chapter 20, verse 15, at the very end of the New Testament) gives us a VERY CLEAR PICTURE of all those whom DON’T put their faith, trust, love & obedience into Jesus Christ:

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire

So just imagine this for a moment……..Everything from the Earth, on the Earth has COMPLETELY passed away……..and you’re standing before the righteous Judgement Seat of JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY! Man……you never believed in him BEFORE……but BOY, you sure do, NOW! He’s separating all the people that ever lived on the Earth into TWO groups……One LARGE group of people on his LEFT side………and a very SMALL group of people on his RIGHT side………

You immediately look over to your large “group” on the LEFT side of Jesus and laugh a bit of relief, thinking that YOUR side must be the “redeemed side” and that the “small” side on Jesus’s RIGHT side must be the “condemned side”. You wait in nervous anticipation……..only to hear Jesus say FIRST to the VERY small group on his RIGHT side, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world” [Matthew 25:34b]

And then YOU PANIC…….as you THEN come to FULLY realize………YOU ARE ON THE “CONDEMNED SIDE” OF THE LORD!

And then, just about as your soul’s heart is about to stop, he then turns to YOUR “large group” on the left side of him and says, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels! [Matthew 25:41b] 

And then, as you and all the others are being led to the flames, you SCREAM in agony at Jesus saying, JESUS! I WAS WRONG! I WAS WRONG! LET ME INTO YOUR KINGDOM! LET ME INTO YOUR KINGDOM! LET ME INTO YOUR KINGDOM, PLEASE! I BBEEGGG OFFFF YYYOOUUU! but by THEN, it’ll be too late……..

For WHILE you were still living on the Earth, you sealed your fate by DENYING JESUS! [And please know that denying Jesus doesn’t JUST have to be a form of VERBAL DENIAL……..it can also be a LIFESTYLE DENIAL, as well. For example, those who “claim” they love Jesus but yet, don’t follow his commands in the bible! They are likened onto “Jesus deniers!”] 

What Is The True Gospel of Jesus Christ?

All men are sinners. “For all men have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God” [Romans 3:23]

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son [Jesus Christ], that whoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send his son [Jesus Christ] to condemn the world but that through Him [Jesus Christ] the world might be saved” [John 3: 16-17]

“He who believes in Him [Jesus Christ] is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the only begotten Son of God [Jesus Christ]” {John 3:18}

So essentially what this means is that over 1976+ years ago, God put his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for salvation/forgiveness of mankind’s sins. And on that Cross, Jesus Christ shed his holy blood (along with the water of life that gushed out of his side wound) in order to give us the “free gift” of *SALVATION* (forgiveness of sins, if we choose to receive that “free gift” in our hearts!) and the chance for everlasting life [eternity with God/Jesus Christ].

3 days later, Jesus Christ was resurrected from the dead, just like he said he would do. There are SEVERAL eyewitness accounts, which record seeing Jesus AFTER he was resurrected from the dead. This would in fact PROVE that Jesus was the Son of God! And all these eyewitnesses were faced with martyrdom [death] FOR their eyewitness testimony, but not one of them recanted their faith (upon the threat of death)! NOT ONE

1 Corinthians 15:3-6
John 20:10-18
Matt 28:8-10
Luke 24:13-32
Luke 24:33-49
John 20:19-23
John 20:26-30
John 21:1-14
Matt 28:16-20
Luke 24:50-52
Acts 1:9-11

40 days later, in front of several witnesses, Jesus Christ ascended up to heaven to be on the right hand throne of God [the heavenly Father] and won victory over “sin and death” [hell/the Devil].

In other words, when Jesus died for all of mankind’s sins on the cross over 1976+ years ago, he provided a way for mankind to achieve *eternal life*, AWAY from the confines of eternal death/the lake of fire. But God [the heavenly Father] said in his holy divine book, the bible, that the ONLY way a person could achieve *eternal life* is to BELIEVE in Jesus Christ, pray for forgiveness of sins, acknowledge that they’re a sinner, accept Jesus Christ into their hearts as Lord & Savior, REPENT of their sins, become baptized in the name of Jesus Christ and CONTINUE to obey the Lord throughout their day to day lives. So it’s a 7-part process.

Basically, when you become a Christian/”Saved”, you acknowledge that you’re a sinner in God’s eyes and that you NEED forgiveness of your sins. You thank Jesus Christ for his *free gift* of salvation on the cross, you pray for forgiveness of your sins, you accept Jesus as your personal Lord & Savior (God Almighty in the flesh), you REPENT of your sins, you become baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, and then you “pick up your cross and follow him”.

That means to leave the old life behind. For example, if you used to drink a lot before accepting Jesus Christ in your heart, that means you give up drinking. If you used to be addicted to sex, drugs, pornography, etc., that means you give those things up and don’t do/partake of them anymore. [But don’t worry, because if God created the Earth & the Heavens, he can certainly help people overcome their addictions or things that draw people away from God!]

When you truly accept Jesus Christ into your heart, pray for forgiveness of your sins, allow him to become Lord & Savior, repent of your sins AND become baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, your spirit is renewed in Christ and you start a New Life in Him. Therefore, you must separate yourselves from ALL worldly/sinful things (drinking, drugs, partying, greed, lust, pride, addiction(s), love of money, etc.). What this means is that, in order to become friends with God, you must become enemies of the world.

“Adulterers and Adulteresses, don’t you know that friendship with the world is enmity [hatred] toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God” [James 4:4]

Meaning, you must separate yourselves from the “ungodly pursuits” (money, self, globalism/“many-paths-to-enlightenment”-movement, pleasure) of the world and seek after the “pursuits” of Jesus (such as humility, servitude to God instead of self, kindness/forgiveness towards others, pleasure in serving God’s will).

But in order to live a true Christian life, we must first know the bible. If you don’t know the bible for yourself, the Devil (working through various people) will try to turn you on to “false doctrines” (the ones I talked about in my previous post) and will try to do everything in his power (even working through people close to you, like your own friends, family and even coworkers, for instance) to try to get you to lose your faith in Jesus Christ!

Jesus commands us to become baptized. When we get baptized, we receive the free *gift* of the Holy Spirit (which in turn, gives us the gift of spiritual discernment and/or conviction of sins). It is also represents the “ceremonial washing away of sins”.

“He who believes and is baptized will be saved, but he who does not believe will be condemned” [Mark 16:16]

Because we now live in such a dark, depraved, fallen world, there’s many lost and restless souls out there, who feel like their life has no meaning or that try to fill their hearts with things other than God.

So once you become a true believer in Jesus Christ, you must “go out and make disciples [more believers in Jesus] among all nations” [Matthew 28:19]

God can’t let ANY sin into his heavenly kingdom. That’s why, if a person doesn’t accept Jesus Christ into their hearts by the end of their lives, that God can’t admit them into what the New Testament calls the heavenly city of “New Jerusalem” [Revelation chapters 21-22!] . They are “spiritually unclean” and God is a holy, divine, PURE God. When we accept Jesus Christ into our hearts AND get full-water-immersion baptized in his great, heavenly name, we are “made spiritually clean” in God’s eyes.

But if we reject Jesus Christ/do not acknowledge Him before our deaths in this life, then God [Jesus Christ] is going to judge us for each and every single sin we’ve ever committed over the TOTALITY of our LIFETIMES and send us to hell (whose fires will eventually be merged into the lake of fire), NO EXCEPTIONS, ***PERIOD!***

So PLEASE, people! Get right with Jesus TODAY! Time is running out.

Pray the following prayer:

“Lord Jesus, I’m a sinner. I pray to you for forgiveness of my sins and I pray for you to become my Lord & Savior. Please give me a new heart and a new mind. Please don’t let me fall victim to the “Apostasy”[doctrines other than what Jesus taught] going on in the Christian Church AND in the secular world today. And also, don’t ALLOW me to believe the world’s LIE that you aren’t God or that you’re not the ONLY way to salvation/heaven! Amen”.

And then get baptized in the name of Jesus Christ since Jesus commands it in Mark 16:16 “He who believes and is baptized will be saved, but he who does not believe will be condemned”

And then you be rest assured that Jesus will NEVER blot out your name from The Book of Life talked about in Philippians 4:3 (his *record book* of faithful followers) and that you’ll get to live with Jesus forever in eternity!

And I know eternity is sort’ve scary to think about for some folks, as in “what would living FOREVER be like? Yikes!” but for those of us who get to enter eternity with God, we will enter “New Jerusalem” with glorified bodies (meaning, bodies that are “perfect” in God’s site: so I can only assume that to mean no wrinkles or age spots, or walking canes or glasses/contacts, or anything else that one would deem “imperfect”).

Oh and guys, trust me. There IS no “hidden catch” to salvation. You ask Jesus to come into your heart, you pray for forgiveness of your sins, you repent of (turn completely away from) your sins, you get FULL-WATER baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, you CONTINUE to obey the Lord in your lives……you’re saved…….and you no longer have to worry about being sent to the “fire that never quenches” (aka the fires of hell that MERGE INTO the lake of fire will become the “fire that never quenches”, which Jesus Christ describes as the “weeping and gnashing of teeth”, etc.)

One last thing I wanted to mention here real quick is that Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to Salvation. Meaning, no other person, principle or creed is needed. JUST Jesus Christ alone! For Jesus said in John 14:6….

“I am the way, the truth and the light. No-one comes to the Father [Everlasting Life/Paradise] except by Me [Jesus Christ]” John 14:6

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” Acts 4:12