Posts tagged ‘Faith vs. Works’

REPENT, REPENT, REPENT……..

Whatever is holding you back from Jesus Christ, REPENT of that thing! Pray to overcome that thing! Rather it be doubt, fear, sin, disbelief, etc.

Many churches and pastors today only want to talk about the LOVING part of God and seem to leave out the WRATHFUL part of God. They do this to try to attract more followers to the church no doubt, but IN doing so, the ONLY thing these churches/pastors do is send several souls STRAIGHT TO HELL.

Hell, just like heaven, is a REAL PLACE! Several people have had near-death experiences where they either saw heaven, hell or both and were able to elaborate on their experiences. (Other people, such as myself, have just had a near-death experience where they met Jesus Christ and were told about heaven, but never saw a preview of it).

“But what if someone was just saying that or making it up it for attention?” you may ask. Well, lets face it. There’s probably very few people who would lie about something like that since they don’t want to be seen as “crazy” by the rest of the general population. Think about it.

When a person says something like “I saw demons”, “Satan tried to drag me down to hell with him” or “I saw Jesus Christ”, etc., most “secular” people in this world would probably laugh it off and take that person for a “crazy kook”. So why would someone WANT to risk their reputation, their job and/or their livelihood over something that “wasn’t true” and that would have the potential to “destroy” their reputation and their life in this world?

On the other hand…….if someone has TRULY had a life-changing spiritual experience and they simply KNOW that that experience came from none other than the Lord God Jesus Christ himself, they are NOT going to care what people think. Because they’ve been spiritually reborn again and changed on the inside and are going to go out and tell everyone and anyone who’ll listen. Not for attention…….but to try to save as many souls as possible.

But one thing is certain. As I look around at all the chaous in this world, it has become very clear to me that we do NOT have alot of time left in this world. We MUST get right with Jesus Christ, we MUST repent of and give up our sins and we MUST do all the things that the Lord Jesus Christ wants us to do like “write a letter of apology to this person”, “go witness to THAT person” etc.

REPENT of sin means to GIVE UP your sin. In other words, if you drink alot, stop drinking. If you’ve done something to hurt someone, apologize immediately and don’t wait. If you’ve put off doing something for the Lord that the Lord has specifically requested that you do (such as “go witness to this individual about me”, “go donate your extra food to the local food drive”, etc.), DO THAT THING (whatever it is) without hesitation and don’t wait….don’t wait unless the Lord TELLS you to wait…..Because remember that anything we do outside of the Lord will NOT prosper……

The teaching “Once Saved, Always Saved” is a FALSE TEACHING!!!!!!! It was one invented by “secular-minded pastors” who wanted to increase their profit margins (and brought forth by Satan, who wanted to blind as many people as he possibly could, from the truth). Cause lets face it, NOBODY likes to hear bad things about themselves, right? “You’re a sinner”. It’s human nature to want to hear GOOD things about ourselves. “You’re so great, we’re so great, everybody’s so great”. But again, the “Once Saved, Always Saved” teaching is a teaching that’ll send people STRAIGHT TO HELL.

Jesus Christ said in John 14:15 in the New Testament “if you love me, you’ll obey my commandments”. He also said in Matthew 7:21 in the New Testament “not everyone who says to me ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doeth the will of my Father in heaven”. Those are some pretty powerful words right there! So in other words, merely believing in Jesus Christ is NOT enough, you must ALSO do what Jesus Christ says in the bible and beyond or the kingdom of heaven (New Jerusalem/Eternal Paradise) will be forfeited from you!

Romans 3:23 says “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God”. So guess what, folks? We’re NOT great…….We’re NOT “all that”. We’re all sinners…….and we all need Jesus Christ in order to be forgiven of our sins. It’s just that simple. There can be NO salvation outside of Jesus Christ. For he is the divine judge of ALL.

One of these days, Jesus Christ is going to return to the Earth to judge each and every SINGLE person that has ever lived on this Earth. What will YOU say before God Almighty on that day? “I’m sorry Lord, my sin was just too important to me at the time! Please don’t condemn me & send me to the eternal flames!” By then, it’ll be too late and your eternal fate will be sealed. FOR ETERNITY.

“And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things that were written in the books, according to their works” Revelation 20:12

“And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead that were in them: and they were judged every man, according to their works” Revelation 20:13

“And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death”. Revelation 20:14

“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” Revelation 20:15

Please, I beg of you. If you’ve strayed from Jesus Christ lately and have become a wayward Christian, please REPENT and come back to Jesus Christ A.S.A.P. before it’s too late and your eternal fate is sealed for eternity!

And if you are NOT a believer in Jesus Christ or don’t know enough ABOUT him, then PLEASE pray to believe and/or get to know Jesus Christ, TODAY!

Time is of the essence.

Every second of your LIFE spent without Jesus Christ is one step closer to hell for you, my friend. Please open up your eyes and see, before it’s too late and your eternal fate is sealed for ALL ETERNITY!

We never know when we’re going to die.

You could die in a car wreck tomorrow or natural disaster. You might even die before you finish reading this sentence, even. Even if you’re young and in perfectly good health.

Perfectly healthy people have been known to die of instantaneous heart attacks before.

But again, I don’t say this to scare you but to WARN YOU!

Please don’t die without Jesus Christ! Get to know Jesus Christ, TODAY!

Just pray this simple prayer : “Lord, please reveal yourself to me” and mean the prayer with ALL your heart, ALL your soul and ALL your mind and he will reveal himself to you through the bible, visions, dreams, etc.

But you must mean the prayer with all your heart, soul and MIND. You must give it everything you got, when you pray. Put your whole entire “being” into the prayer….

Because Jesus Christ will NOT answer half-hearted prayers…..which is WHY you must mean the prayer with your mind, heart, body and spirit.

And then, after the Lord Jesus makes himself known to you, pray for forgiveness of your sins, REPENT (that means, give up your sins such as drinking, gambling, lust, etc), get baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, obey Jesus’s commandments in the bible (such as 10 commandments, Sermon on the Mount teachings in Matthew chapter 5-7, partaking in the TRUE/BIBLICAL 7TH DAY SATURDAY SABBATH & the Lord’s TRUE holidays outlined in Leviticus 23 in the Old Testament and even in certain spots in the NEW TESTAMENT, etc.), preach the gospel to others and have FAITH in Jesus Christ and TRUST HIM to carry you through the rest of your days no matter what and you WILL be saved! You won’t have to question! You will simply KNOW for 100% sure that you are saved and assured an eternal spot someday in Jesus Christ’s “new Earth” if you do all those things!

May the Lord Jesus open up your eyes, mind and heart today to his heavenly truths and UNBLIND the people who (up until this point) have been spiritually blind. Amen.

The Day I Met Jesus Christ: My Near-Death Experience

It was a hot summer day during the summer of 81′. I was around 22 months old or so. I was in the swimming pool one day and kept looking to two of my relatives: “look at ME!”, “look at ME!”, I said, as I tried to flap my arms around and swim (even WITH a life jacket on!) But after about the 6th time or so, my relatives were too engrossed in a newspaper article and weren’t looking over anymore. And just around that time, I felt a sudden urge to look up at the sky, straight INTO the sun. Almost as if something was telling me to. I can’t explain it. So I did.

And when I looked up, I saw this really, really, REALLY bright white light expanding outward of where the sun “should’ve been”. It was SO bright, I had to look away for a few seconds and readjust my eyes. When I looked back up a 2nd time, being really, really curious as to what this “white light” was, I saw this “being” dressed in white, VERY, VERY SLOWLY floating down/descending out of the clouds in the sky (in sitting position……as though he were seated on an invisible chair of sorts) and coming down towards me.

He smiled at me and waved, so I waved back at him, then went back to what I was doing earlier, trying to get the attention of my relatives. But they were STILL engrossed in the newspaper article at this point in time, so I decided I was going to try to impress them by learning to swim on my own.

I unsnapped my life jacket and unhooked the floating devices on my arms. I knew that I needed to flap around my arms and legs a bit to swim but that’s about all I knew about swimming at that point. And almost AS SOON AS I unhooked my life jacket and unplugged the floating devices on my arms, I quickly sunk under the water and wasn’t able to “flail” my way back up to the top of the surface of the water.

And as I was sinking further and further down, I felt my chest, nose, lungs, head feel like they were going to EXPLODE and then eventually feeling very light-headed & numb everywhere immediately afterwards…..Darkness…..darkness all around me. I didn’t feel the sensation of my body or the water. I didn’t feel, see, sense, or hear anything. Nothing. I PANICKED! I then cried out into the dark abyss something along the lines of “Help! I’m scared! Somebody! Anybody! HELP ME!” and just then, I looked up and saw a small square of light.

I looked toward the direction of the square of light and heard a man’s voice on the middle left-hand side of the bottom side of the pool. I then looked towards the direction of where the voice was coming from and saw this young man (that looked about the age of 25) at the left-hand bottom side of the pool floor with black hair and brown eyes who said he was my guardian angel. He then started beckoning me towards him. So I slowly walked up to him (still being completely underneath the water at this time, walking across the bottom of the pool floor).

He then said I had to go back up to the surface of the water to go talk to “the being in white”. I said to him “being?” So he tried to explain “the man in white”. I said “but I don’t WANT to go talk to the man in white, I want to stay here with YOU!” He said “you CAN’T stay here with me little one, not until it’s time for you to die and that won’t be for a very long time!” But he saw the look of hesitation on my face, so he tried to reassure me saying “don’t worry, little one, he is a nice man, an honorable man, a holy man. He created all things, including YOU. But you must speak to him now at once, he’s waiting!”

So my “guardian angel” hoisted me up on the surface of the water and the next thing I remember was that I was walking over the top of the surface of the water. And the sound of the water sounded really, really “weird”, like, distant and far away but still there (very similar to how the “ocean waves” sound in the original Legend of Zelda NES game). I tried to jump on the water and “go under” again, only I couldn’t.

“Wheeeee” I said, as I frolicked on the water. I cried out and said to my relatives: “hey, look at me! look at me! I’m walking across the water! lookie!” but they couldn’t hear or see me for some reason. And then I heard this mighty, loud laugh that shook the waters, which made me startle back in fright! I then heard this loud, booming voice that said “CHILD, HOME HERE!”.

I looked up and saw a big bearded man/spiritual being with a white rainment sitting on the pool steps at the shallow end of the pool [much similar looking to the man/spiritual being descending down out of the sky that I had seen earlier]. He kind’ve looked like one of my uncles, only I KNEW he wasn’t my uncle. I was scared. But the “man in white” promised me that if I didn’t like what he had to say, he’d leave me alone forever and I’d never have to see him again. So I slowly and hesitantly came closer to him and he sat me on his lap & splashed water on me and made me giggle! I liked him INSTANTLY!

I asked him his name. He said his name was Jesus and that he was sent down from heaven to save me. I told him “well, thank-you for saving me from the water and all but I really shouldn’t be talking to you, anymore”. He asked “why is that, little one?” I responded “my mommy told me to NEVER talk to strangers!”

He laughed so hard, the water and part of the Earth shook when he laughed. He then turned to me and gently asked “Do I look like a stranger to YOU? Can strangers come down out of the sky from the clouds of heaven and wave to you in mid-air and do strangers have the ability to shake the Earth and the waters by just the mere sound of their voice or laughter?” I shook my head and said “no”. He asked again “do you now believe that I am who I say I am?” to which I nodded my head and said “uh huh”.

He then told me to dunk myself completely under the water for a minute and then come back up to the surface of the water. So I did as I was told (please remember that moments earlier, BEFORE the “being in white” came to sit at the pool steps in the shallow end of the pool, I was unable to go underneath the surface of the water again by myself). When I came back up to the surface of the water, I felt this most amazing feeling……indescribable….. inner peace, healing and joy…..

and the “being in white” said to me: “now you are baptized in my great, heavenly name and the spirit of truth shall come upon you”. I didn’t quite understand what he meant by all that and immediately asked if he wanted me to dunk myself under the water again but he just smiled and said “no, once is good enough, now come back up and sit on my lap again, little one!” So again, I did as I was told. I trusted this “heavenly being” COMPLETELY with all my heart! 

“How OLD are you? I asked. “33” he said. “3…3?” I asked. “33” he said again. “3 – “eeee” ?” I asked. “No….33” he said once more. “3-3?” I asked again. “No, 33” he said again, holding up both his fingered hands 3 times, plus 3 fingers. “Wow, that’s really old”, I said. I then asked “Who are you? Who are you REALLY?” to which Jesus answered “why…I’m the Son of the one who made you”. I looked him over up and down 2 times and with a totally confused/perplexed look said “but you’re much too OLD to be my brother!?” and he started laughing hysterically and holding his stomach as the waters and Earth shook.

I then looked over at him once the laughing had subsided and noticed he had a couple of weird “holes” by his hands and feet. “What happened?” I asked, afraid, as I gingerly poked my finger through the “hole” in one of his hands. “I was pierced”, he said. “What’s pierced?” I asked, and as he tried to explain to me what “pierced” meant, I looked over and saw myself laying face-down on the water.

“Hey!!!!!! There’s TWO of me!!!!! There’s….ME (pointing towards my face-down body on the surface of the water), and….ME!! (pointing to myself). Hey…..how come there’s TWO of me?”. He tried to explain the difference just then between the body and the spirit, only I was too young to understand completely what he meant. “But how can there be TWO of me at the same time? That makes no sense to me!? “Child” he laughed, “you have a dizzying intellect!”.

He then talked about this “happy place” where there was no tears and only happiness and children laughing and playing all the time. He offered to take me to such a place and said I could become a “child angel” (there’s a certain word for them that he called them but I forgot). And quite frankly, I liked the idea of such a place. In fact, it even SOUNDED like just my type of place. He then added “but you’ll have to leave them [my living relatives] behind, plus you won’t be able to come back here ever again, little one”.

And just then, I looked over at a couple of my relatives. Even though I couldn’t stand the thought of leaving them behind, I really liked the idea of this “happy place” and was just about to agree to go with him when suddenly, he informed me that two of my relatives and many others out there in the world were headed on a path to darkness and that UNLESS someone tried to help save them and bring them back to the light, they would be “judged accordingly, at the End of Days”. And well, I loved my relatives. And I knew how awful it would be for ANY HUMAN BEING to be on the BAD SIDE of this *UNIQUE being*…….this person who calls himself Jesus who has the ability to make the Earth and waters shake at the mere sound of his voice……

So I thought for a bit and I said “hey Jesus……*I* can come back and try to help save some of those people, if you want! How can I be happy going to a happy place, when I know that some people are gonna be sad and go to a sad place?”. Jesus asked “even if you must be sad for awhile, in the process of trying to help save others? Even if people cruelly tease you someday, due to my name and other things? Even if the sad people headed to the sad place try to argue with you, all along the way? Even amongst much clamour and opposition?”

I said to Jesus “I would feel sad getting to go to a happy place while other people are sad in a sad place. Please let me help those people for you, Jesus. I want ALL people to be happy and go to the happy place, and not the sad place”.

Just then, Jesus’s eyes grew moistened and he said to me “your heart is pure, little one!” He then looked over at them and yelled “PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR DAUGHTER!” and that’s when they looked over and saw my lifeless body face down, arms spread out to either side on the water. [3 seconds of time in the living world is like around 30-33 minutes or so of time in the spirit world, just to specify. They had only looked away for a few seconds, approximately…it all happened so fast, see?]. One of them pulled me up out of the water and layed me down on the pavement on the side of the pool. Jesus then told me to “lay back down into my body, as if I were taking a nap or going to sleep”.

But I didn’t want Jesus to leave. I said “but Jesus……I don’t WANT you to go……we were just starting to be friends!” Jesus said to me “I’ll ALWAYS be your friend….and I’ll ALWAYS be with you……all I ask is that you remember me and serve me all the days of your life! And I’ll come back to get you someday. Until then, I need you to be strong and brave, little one! And abide in me, always! And as long as you remember me, I’ll NEVER leave you and I’ll NEVER forsake you! Just trust me!” and without another word, my soul was back in my body and pain shot all throughout my body. My chest, head, nose and lungs hurt like YOU WOULDN’T BELIEVE and I started immediately coughing up water……ALOT of water…..I was coughing up SO much water, that I thought I was dying again for a moment there…….

And as soon as I completely came to, I asked “where’s the being in white? where’s the man in white? He was just here a second ago! He looked like uncle ——, only, he wasn’t uncle ——–! He said his name was Gee-gee….??”

“Jesus?” one of my relatives asked. “Yes, Jesus! That’s it! That’s what he said his name was!” I said.

“It’s a MIRACLE!” my relative said, eyes looking upward towards the sky.

So that’s the story of how I came to know of Jesus Christ. I had NO previous knowledge of him prior to this whole experience. It’s how I came to know OF him, who he is, what he did, etc.

Not long after my N.D.E., one of my relatives purchased me a children’s illustrated bible and taught me all about Jesus Christ (the parts about Jesus Christ & his history that hadn’t yet been revealed to me during the near-death experience) and as I read about Jesus in the pages of the bible, I just have to cry tears of joy as I think to myself “oh my gosh, that is THE JESUS that came down from heaven to save me! THE JESUS that splashed water on me & sat me in his lap! THE JESUS that brought me back to life!”

BIBLE PIC

1970 Hardcover, [white padded cover], by J.F. Allen & illustrated by Carlo Tora – Can be purchased at: http://www.amazon.com/The-Illustrated-Childrens-Bible-Stories/dp/B000QJDOKI

And I feel forever blessed & amazed that Jesus Christ chose to save ME. I mean, he could’ve just let me die and stay forever dead if he had wanted to. But he didn’t. I feel so blessed. That was simply the most GREATEST moment of my ENTIRE LIFE! Nothing eclipses the moment I met Jesus Christ in person. NOTHING.

But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven” [Matthew 19:14]

Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven” [Matthew 18:1o]

Can A Person Still Be A “Good Person” Without Believing in God?

Oftentimes in our own human vanity, we think we can still be a “good” person, without having to believe in God.

We believe we are a “good” person by our own standards.

But honestly. Have you ever lied? Stolen anything? Sexually lusted after someone? Had sex outside of marriage? Worshipped any other gods (including money, celebrities, political figures, etc.) other than Jesus Christ? Said the Lord’s name in vain? Wanted something that belonged to someone else? Over-ate? Got Angry with or held a grudge against someone? Refused to give to the poor? Flat-out denied the existence of God? Hated someone? Etc?

We may think we are a good person by our “own” standards but according to God’s Word, we are not a “good” person, according to God’s standards.

The truth is, nobody is perfect. Not me, not any preacher of God, not ANY prophets of God. Not one. Except God. God is the ONLY perfect thing in this entire universe. Why? Because he made it.

And since God is perfect and WE are not, God doesn’t need US but WE need HIM! And God loves us SO MUCH that over 2,000 years ago, he put himself into human form (Jesus Christ) by means of a virgin birth and gave mankind the potential for the greatest gift EVER (salvation/forgiveness of sins).

But it’s more like when we go to Hastings and they sometimes have a “get-your-fines-payed-off-for-free-day” or something like that. Well, if we don’t go there to receive our *gift* of not having to pay the fine, then we still have to pay the fine. So it is with God.

If we don’t go to Jesus Christ to ask for forgiveness of our sins (for we are ALL sinners, in God’s eyes), then how are we supposed to receive our *gifts* of a) forgiveness of sins and b) everlasting life? Just like we must GO to Hastings on that day to *receive* the gift of no fines, we must also GO to Jesus Christ to *receive* our *gifts* of forgiveness of sins and eternal life. All you have to do is start with this simple prayer and allow Jesus to come into your mind, heart and soul.

“Jesus, please make yourself real to me. I thank you for dying on the cross for me 1976+ years ago to save mankind from their sins. I acknowledge that I am a sinner in need of salvation. The type of salvation that only YOU can give! I humbly ask you to please come into my heart today and become my Lord & Savior. Please forgive me for all my sins and help me to REPENT of them. Help me to live a life that’s pleasing to you. Help me to spread your gospel of Salvation to others. And please help me find a righteous Christian who can full-water baptize me in your holy name. Amen”

If you said those words with all your heart, and believe them to be 100% true, and have gotten baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, then congratulations! You are now saved and a part of God’s family! And if you are STILL not “saved” at this point, I would highly encourage you to GET SAVED, for the time is short. Tomorrow is not guaranteed.

And remember….the people in hell today are there because they CHOSE to go there by rejecting Jesus Christ……They had many, many chances in their life to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ but instead, decided to live life their own way……now, they are paying DEARLY for it…….for ETERNITY……..please don’t become one of those people, folks! Please come to a saving knowledge of Jesus before it’s too late!!!!!!!

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