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When Guilt & Shame Feel OVERWHELMING!

As a Christian, I know FIRSTHAND what it’s like to feel like nothing we ever say or do will be “good enough” for God/Jesus Christ. And it’s an OVERWHELMING feeling, isn’t it? Upon reading the bible and “spiritually hearing” Jesus’s words in which he condemned/chastised the people [namely, the Pharisees and Sadducees and their “adherents”] whom “thought” they were living a righteous life, only to later find out that they were, in fact, living the FURTHEST thing from it (in Jesus’s eyes) is a VERY hard pill for most of us to swallow.

We then usually start to think amongst themselves: “well, if so and so was so severely chastised by Jesus in the bible, how is there hope for ANY of us then, especially ME?” But remember this: Jesus Christ died for our sins! He KNOWS that none of us are perfect and that we are going to have our “faults” and our “weaknesses”.

Heck, even his own 12 DISCIPLES, of all people, as well as many of the Pharisees and even some of the Old Testament prophets themselves were full of “faults” and “sins”. And that makes perfect sense in the light of Romans 3:23 which states: “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God”.

Translation? NOBODY’S PERFECT and we’re ALL going to fall short from time to time, in our spiritual walk with Jesus. So just remember that. You’re not alone in this spiritual battle! Many Christians out there like you are going through the same exact thing! So remember that! You’re not the only one!

But exactly what can one DO when one feels OVERWHELMED by feelings of shame, guilt, fear and lack of faith? Well, first of all, please recognize that Jesus oftentimes uses this type of experience to “humble us”, to get us to repent of our sins, and to make us less self-righteous. Cause otherwise, we become like the Whore of Babylon who in Revelation 18:7 says in her heart:

How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow”.

Have you ever met one of those Christians that are “arrogantly self-assured” that they’re in right standing with God? There’s a difference between FAITH and ARROGANT-SELF-ASSURANCE:

FAITH is when we simply KNOW that we’re living right by God/Jesus Christ and that Jesus Christ WILL return for us someday (his “faithful servants”) and that Jesus Christ CAN and WILL help us overcome ANY and ALL obstacles in our lives, trusting HIM and HIM ALONE for our salvation! But ARROGANT SELF-ASSURANCE is the proclamation that the Lord Jesus will spare us from his wrath and judgement someday because hey, we go to church every Sunday, are an outstanding member of the community, etc. That’s what I mean when I say there’s a DIFFERENCE between the two: faith and arrogant self-assurance. 

Nevertheless, when we get to the point in life where we just feel OVERWHELMED by life, and OVERWHELMED with the spiritual responsibilities OF our lives, and dealing with the feelings of doubt and/or self-doubt, fear, shame, guilt, and like nothing we ever do is “good enough” for the Lord, that’s when we’re in the “spiritual danger zone” or “in the red”, as I call it.

Pray to the Lord Jesus about it.

Say the following prayer:

“Lord, I’m overcome with feelings of fear, guilt, shame, lack of faith [or whatever it is you might be struggling with right now] and I need you to please help me overcome. Please be my rock, my shield, and my strength. Please help me overcome all the things I’m struggling with right now and help draw me closer to you. Please use the circumstances in my life to strengthen and renew my faith in you. Please teach me how to spiritually endure and also how to teach others how to spiritually endure. Please forgive me for all my sins and help me to live a more righteous life that’s fully dedicated to YOU, Lord! In Jesus’s name, Amen”. 

And remember that Satan and his demons stand as THE ACCUSER(S) of mankind. But Jesus Christ gives an eternal pardon from condemnation of sin to ALL those whom put their faith, trust, and love in HIM and him alone! When we are forgiven of our sins, that’s it, we are forgiven of them and they are remembered no more! So please remember that the next time you start beating yourself up over wrongs or “perceived wrongs” that you MAY’VE done or not done in the eyes of God. Whenever Satan tries to drag you down over your past, point to the book of Revelation and remind him of his future! 

Also please remember that WHEN you feel overpowered/overwhelmed by feelings of fear, guilt, shame and also feel like nothing you ever do for the Lord Jesus is “good enough”, you are being SPIRITUALLY PERSECUTED by Satan and his demons and that they WANT you to feel helpless and as though you are without hope, they WANT you to sin, they WANT you to feel sorry for yourself all the time, they WANT you to develop a lack of faith, they WANT you to neglect your spiritual relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and to start catering to your OWN life’s needs, instead of God/Jesus’s spiritual needs.

However, when you ARE overcome with feelings of fear, guilt and shame, that’s usually a sign that you need to REPENT of something in your life. Remember that the Lord sometimes USES our feelings of fear, guilt and shame to draw us back closer TO him and to drive us to REPENT of our sins!

But alas, if you’ve already repented of all your sins and are in “good standing” with the Lord and are STILL overcome with feelings of guilt and shame of what you’ve done in the past or most recently, please remember that you’re already forgiven of those sins and Satan’s just TRYING to get you to doubt your being forgiven of those sins so he can further drag you down and KEEP YOU THERE! But don’t let him win! Remember the bible passage which states: “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” [New Testament: Romans 10:13, Acts 2:21…Old Testament: Joel 2:32].

“I pray to the Lord Jesus that if you’re a poor, lost soul that’s OVERCOME with feelings of fear, shame and guilt, that Jesus Christ will deliver you and free you from such “bondage”, that your faith will be renewed & strengthened, that you will no longer spiritually faint or get weary for any reason (specifically, spiritual persecution, etc.) and that the Lord Jesus Christ will give you the necessary spiritual armour to endure and run the rest of the race of *spiritual endurance* and *spiritual long-suffering*, until he comes. May the Lord Jesus Christ bless you & keep you for eternity. Amen”.

 

 

 

Homosexual Marriage & Behavior is UN-BIBLICAL, Part Two

Romans 3:23 states: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”. Heterosexual people — specifically, biblical-roots heterosexual Christian people — aren’t perfect and make mistakes as well, in life. In fact, many “Christians” have acted harsh and judgmental towards the homosexual community and vice versa. There’s been major tussles on both sides, no doubts. And I think there needs to be more cordial dialogue between the two communities. Like, don’t just TELL an openly homosexual position that homosexual behavior is a sin, tell them WHY it is a sin……back it up with bible passages but don’t leave out the passages near John 3:16 as these are crucial to God’s message for ALL!

Also: there is NO “gay gene” to be found as of yet. Science and technology is SO advanced these days, that if ever there were a “gay gene”, I’m sure they would’ve found it by NOW. But they haven’t. Because the truth is, nobody (as far as I can see, anyways) is BORN that way! They are socialized INTO that way. Research has shown that a VERY great majority of “gay people” are that way because their parents got divorced when they young, they suffered some sort of sexual abuse or trauma, one or both of their parents weren’t around when they were children, their parents or guardians didn’t rightfully reinforce or display in THEMSELVES the correct gender roles to them as children, and the list goes on and on.

But when it all comes down to it, homosexual behavior is a thing of LUST. Two women or two men can’t naturally produce children and there’s a reasoning for that. Marriage (according to Genesis) is meant to be between one man and one woman. And ONLY from that type of union should children be produced since children need both a father AND a mother in their lives for proper social development. Therefore, homosexual behavior is PERVERSION, according to the bible. And gay marriage is (in God’s eyes) a complete and total ABOMINATION! Because if they legalize gay marriage, then what? Should THROUPLES get married? How about QUADROUPLES? SEPTOUPLES? Siblings? People and animals? Old men and minor boys? Do you see where I’m going with this?

But yes, indeed, the first THROUPLE has now officially “married” and it’s only a matter of time before they start demanding COMMUNE MARRIAGES, BESTIALITY MARRIAGES, etc. Just a few years ago, a THROUPLE marriage was UNHEARD of! NOW look at how things are starting to turn out……;(

http://nypost.com/2014/04/23/married-lesbian-threesome-expecting-first-child/

And then you have things like this where they are trying to push the “gay marriage” agenda further & further & further. And I’m very saddened that Nintendo gave in to peer pressure. (I personally wish Nintendo would create more Christian-themed games, but that’s for another post for another time).  

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/05/11/nintendo-apologizes-for-not-allowing-same-sex-relationships-in-simulator-game/?intcmp=latestnews

Here is the latest U.S. Map 2014 of where Gay Marriages are now legal, etc.

GAY MARRIAGE MAPLegend: Green = Gay marriage legal, Pink = Gay Marriage & Civil Unions NOT legal and Yellow = Civil Unions/Domestic Partnerships legal

But what it REALLY boils down to is THIS: when openly homosexuals demand “gay rights”, what they are essentially demanding “rights” for, rather they realize it or not, is their “right” to go to hell after they die and then after that, the lake of fire (which is ETERNAL). So essentially, when Christians say they do NOT believe in gay marriage or “gay rights” per say, what they’re REALLY saying is “no, I do NOT want you to have the right to go to hell after you die!” Which essentially (when it all boils down to it) is an act of LOVE, not HATE!

Sadly, it’s SATAN (and NOT God) who actually hates homosexuals. SATAN actually hates EVERYONE, INCLUDING SATANISTS themselves, believe it or not. He sees them as nothing more than “imbeciles” that he can easily manipulate and control. He’s like a snake oil salesman that tries to sell people a “fake pill” for “happiness” and after the people die in their unrepentant sin and are thrown in hell after they die, Satan is loudly laughing all along the way, ever so proud and snarkily honored that he was able to fool them while they were still living on the Earth during their Earthly lives.

Sadly, many homosexuals are Satanists because they really, truly think that Satan is for “their cause”. And in a sense, he IS……he’s for “their cause” because he WANTS them to go to hell after they die, that is. But he is NOT for them, personally. However, God IS. That’s why it’s said in John 3:16-17: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved“. However, Jesus Christ can NOT save someone if that person won’t let him!

But, just looking through some of today’s news headlines in general, I am saddened & grieved about what’s happening to the Church, Christians and America’s classrooms, today! It is said that “open” homosexuals only account for 5% of the population! So why is this country and the mass media acting like they are the MAJORITY or something? WHY must K-12 children out in California be forcefully subjected to learn about “pro-homosexual sexualized culture”?

What about the parents’ rights? Shouldn’t parents have the 1st Amendment right and say to opt OUT their children from such “pro-homosexual programs” in the k-12 schools, of all places if they hold true, Christian biblical-based values?!!! Don’t they have a right as parents, anymore? The media would be up in arms if Muslim children were denied THEIR rights in the schools. So why can’t Christian children also have THEIR rights, as well? “Politically correct” has gone WAY TOO FAR in this country! ;(

Sadly, these are some of the headlines that indicate where we are today as a country and a nation (who seems to have — for the most part — forgotten God and his holy commandments in the bible):

1. http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-administration-we-can-and-will-force-christians-act-against-their-faith

2. http://www.examiner.com/article/christian-photographers-must-shoot-gay-weddings

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGpl44ihuFQ

4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4i-00c32J4

5. http://www.wnd.com/2014/02/gay-agenda-a-cultural-war-against-christians/

6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT-affirming_Christian_denominations

7. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jun/26/supreme-court-doma-prop-8-rulings

8. http://www.slate.com/articles/life/explainer/2012/06/rainbows_and_gay_pride_how_the_rainbow_became_a_symbol_of_the_glbt_movement_.html

9.  http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/glaad-slams-duck-dynasty-star-666585

10. http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/USA-Update/2014/0509/Duck-Dynasty-II-Brothers-lose-HGTV-show-after-antigay-comments-publicized.-video

[Genesis 9:11-17 in the Old Testament (right after the Great Flood) talks about the eternal promise that the Lord God made to Noah and his family that he would never again destroy all the Earth with a flood and the “sign” of his eternal promise was a rainbow in the sky. Ironically, the “rainbow symbol” is the same symbol used by the gay community today (especially at Gay Pride Parades). It would rather seem that the pro-gay community wants to take away “God’s rainbow” and make it their own! However, one can NOT take away the holy, divine symbol of the eternal promise of God to Noah and his family and expect it to NOT come with major repercussions. Living proof of this? A.I.D.S./STDs, high drug use, crime and suicide rate among the homosexual community.

So in other words, there seems to be a “gay agenda” in today’s society. In the 70’s, homosexuals demanded “tolerance”. In the year 2014, they demand “dominance” and “control”. Not only have they taken away the symbol of God’s rainbow (the Lord’s eternal promise to Noah and his family that he would never again destroy the world with a flood), but they have now forcefully proclaimed their “pro-gay agenda” on today’s young, impressionable schoolchildren, who will eventually become the “next generation” of young people in this country! And just what will our society become like when this “next generation” starts to take over?

They also want to try to take over politics and law in this country, as well. The number of states (and even world countries) — and most specifically, churches — even some BIBLICAL ROOTS/CONSERVATIVE churches, mind you — that now support “gay marriage” is staggering. And this is just really, really sad. Because in the book of Genesis, God designed marriage as between a man and woman. And I personally see open homosexuals as nothing more than poor, lost souls that need to come back to God.

But the homosexual take-over of the symbol of “God’s rainbow”, the demanding the right to MARRY IN THE CHURCH and even to be a CLERGY member in the church, the planned takeover of the school, media and law and U.S. Government? I’m pretty sure it’s not just me imagining this……..there seems to be a real “agenda” going on, here. It seems they want to take over the school system and practically DESTROY the concept of the “traditional family” of husband, wife and 2 kids. And lets face it. What they do on their own time, in their OWN homes is between them and God. But when they take to the streets and want to scream to the world about what their sexuality is, I sense that there’s a real hatred and hostility towards God & true, biblical Christianity on their parts.

Up until 1974, the American Psychiatric Association declared homosexuality as a “mental illness” and “abnormal”. The holy bible (Old AND New Testaments) calls homosexual behavior “an abomination”.

And while I’m not sure I believe that people are “born gay” since they have YET to find a “gay gene”, there’s been some overwhelming evidence, on the other hand, that many gay/bi people become that way due to experiences that happened when they were younger. Gay/bi guys often times had overbearing or submissive mothers or fathers that were abusive or not around alot and/or were sexually abused when they were little while gay/bi girls were often times sexually abused as a young child or their father was abusive or their parents got divorced at a young age.

A certain celebrity woman that’s gay (I’m not singling her out, here, per say, just making a point) was very, very feminine up until age 4. Then, when her parents got divorced when she was 4, she suddenly changed and became a “tomboy” and later turned out to be gay. But I’m almost willing to bet money that had her parents not got divorced when they did, she probably would’ve turned out to be a totally normal heterosexual.

Not to mention that there are many “reformed” gay people out there whom Jesus Christ has successfully gotten out of the gay lifestyle.

Here is a following example of such a person.

http://www.screencast.com/t/6wFu5MAxc

And though I don’t speak for ALL openly gay people, I think alot of gay people out there try to go against God and the bible because they want to feel loved and accepted. But the thing is, Jesus Christ loves and accepts them for who they are. He might not approve of their homosexual behavior but he still loves them and wants to give them a chance at Salvation. And Jesus Christ has the ability to take what’s wrong in a person and change them for the better and turn them into the person that HE wants and needs them to be. Many former homosexuals have gone on to successfully and happily marry someone of the opposite gender with the help of the Lord Jesus Christ.

But as someone has stated, not ALL former homosexuals must be married to someone of the opposite sex to be accepted into Jesus’s eyes. Some will be called to live a single, celibate life and that’s OK. There’s nothing wrong with that. Because essentially, what all homosexual behavior boils down to is lust. And like I said, the sin of lust is no different than the sin of murder, greed, envy, malice, etc. We all have our different sins that we struggle with on a daily basis. But with the holy, divine help of the Lord Jesus Christ, we can OVERCOME those sins in our lives and not be a helpless “victim” to them, anymore. In Jesus’s name, Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“IDOLS” in Modern Day Society

It’s always been funny how historians or pop culture reporters always describe certain people as “modern day icons”/”20th century icons” or how people on online message boards will say “he/she’s always been my idol” or someone on tv will say “like, oh my gosh, you guys are my IDOLS!”

But the thing that’s caught the most attention with me lately concerning idols are three main things: 1) the TV show in and of itself called American Idol (truly think about what the name implies), the over-exposure of Lady Gaga in the media/travel industry/schools, and also the very nature of idols themselves within the Catholic Church.

Of previous notice to me was always how certain people/reporters will describe musicians as “the king of Pop”, “the rock n’ roll gods”, “the god of guitar”, “the god of rock” or even songs themselves that have lyrics such as “we’re fighting with the gods of war”.

But one thing is certain: modern day society is saying that it’s OK to idolize things or people, that it’s OK to have idols or even to BE an idol. Look no further than Hollywood, CA where the majority of modern day “idols” reside. People hysterically SCREAMING in excitement and crying tears of joy as they try to touch their “idol” (that is, their idolized celebrity) just once.

But tell me. When is the last time that anyone ever got that excited about Jesus Christ?

Well, I’ll tell you when, to be precise. It was around the time when Jesus Christ made his triumphant entry into Jerusalem and people layed down their cloaks to cover up his path and waved palm branches at him and possibly screamed and cried in excitement as he passed by, riding on a donkey.

So let me ask you this. Who or what is the “main attraction and/or focus” in YOUR life? Is it Jesus Christ (the one and only true God)? Or is it another (including yourself?)

Many Satanists/Atheists/Agnostics/Intellectuals today say or claim that they don’t actually worship Satan but instead worship themselves (Humanism). However, by refusing to worship Jesus Christ and by worshipping themselves and or this world or the things IN this world, they ARE, in an indirect sense, worshipping Satan and don’t even realize it (or don’t care, one of the two).

Others are on the active path of following other religions and/or other gods. And they too, are on an active path of worshipping Satan without even realizing it.

See, here’s the brutal reality. Whoever doesn’t worship Jesus Christ IS worshipping Satan. They do not necessarily have to have the official label of “Satanist” to BE a “Satanist” in God’s eyes.

The truth of the matter is, there’s only TWO choices one can make. They can choose to live FOR God/Jesus Christ or they can choose to live AGAINST God/Jesus Christ. There is NO other way. NONE.

Light vs. Dark, Good vs. Evil. We each pick a side to live on and then later on, after we die, we enter into eternal existence. But the question is, where will YOU spend eternity? Because where we spend eternity depends on what side we were on while we were living our lives on Earth. Did we live FOR Jesus Christ or AGAINST Jesus Christ?

Let us examine the 10 commandments.

1. Thou shall have no other gods before me (“gods” like Buddha, Allah, Joseph Smith, Zenu, money, fame, celebrities, the “worshipping” of people or things other than Jesus Christ Almighty, etc.)

2. Thou shall have unto thee no idols or graven images (anything that is in heaven, on Earth below or down below the Earth)

3. Thou shall not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain (saying the word “God” without any sincere spiritual reference to God Almighty, even if it’s just something “simple” like “oh my God, you’re such a dork, dude!”)

4. Thou shall remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy (to remember means to ADHERE to it — Friday sundown to Saturday sundown, the TRUE 7th day Sabbath — remember that Jewish time begins as Sunset, the night before — and NOT Sun-day, the FALSE Sabbath!)

5. Thou shall not commit adultery (and that includes even doing so much as lusting after someone in one’s heart that one is not married to!)

6. Thou shall honor thy father and thy mother

7. Thou shall not kill (and that includes even doing so much as hating someone in your heart)

8. Thou shall not steal (even if it’s just as something as simple as ONE penny or a pen from the bank……..like, SERIOUSLY…..)

9. Thou shall not lie (EVEN if one thinks it is in one’s best interests).

10.  Thou shall not envy/wish for things that belong to others (how MANY times have we thought to ourselves thoughts like “I wish *I* had a clean house like so and so did or I wish *I* was as skinny as so and and so, etc., etc? Lets be honest with ourselves, here!)

[Please also note that the Lord Jesus Christ expanded on most of these in his Sermon on the Mount found in Matthew, chapters 5-7 and also that the Sabbath was created long before Moses EVER walked the Earth, which would indicate the Sabbath is for ALL of mankind, and not just some].

Okay, Romans 3:23 says “for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God”. Therefore, what that means in plain English is that NOBODY is perfect. We’ve all sinned in God’s eyes, we’ve all made mistakes.

However, there is some good news and that’s this. John 3:16 says “for God [the Heavenly Father] so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son [Jesus Christ] that whoever believeth in him [Jesus Christ] should not perish [go to eternal condemnation] but have everlasting life [eternity with Jesus Christ in Paradise].

So essentially what that means is if we have faith in Jesus Christ, acknowledge our sins to Jesus Christ in prayer, pray for forgiveness of our sins, repent/give up our sins, get baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, spread the gospel to all nations and lead a life that’s pleasing to Jesus Christ by obeying all his commandments [such as 10 commandments, and all New Testament teachings — specifically, the Sermon on the Mount teachings), we’ll be forgiven of ALL our sins when we die and assured a spot in eternal paradise with Jesus Christ someday.

All the rest will go to hell and/or eternal condemnation in an everlasting fire. Jesus described hell in Luke 13:28 “There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out”. In other words, every single person that dies without ever truly accepting or trusting Jesus Christ (meaning, having true faith in him) will be eternally cast out.

However, at some point right before, during, or after the time a person is cast out from eternal paradise with Jesus Christ, Jesus says that person will see all the prophets of God standing in the kingdom of God/eternal paradise. And to be cast out from the kingdom of God means to be burnt alive with fire – for eternity.

But going back to the 10 commandments. We already KNOW why modern day society openly violates all 10 commandments, especially the 2nd and 4th one; (the TRUE Sabbath is actually on SATURDAY and is from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown).

Modern day American society is “Babylonian” and full of nothing but darkness because it’s controlled by Satan. It WANTS to keep you entertained. It WANTS to take you AWAY from God/Jesus Christ. It WANTS you to worship other gods besides Jesus Christ (notice how rock music NEVER mocked Buddha, Allah, Joseph Smith, etc? Why is that, do you think? Think about it. Birds of a feather flock together)

It WANTS you to lie, cheat and steal (even doing so much as stealing someone’s boyfriend/girlfriend, wife/husband and/or fiance/fiancee is classified in God’s eyes as *stealing”), it WANTS you to lust, it WANTS you to envy things that belong to others, it WANTS you to hate, it WANTS you to cheat on your boyfriend/girlfriend, wife/husband, or fiance/fiancee, it WANTS you to lie, it WANTS you to say the Lord’s name in vain. Lets face it, this dark world and the things OF this world are DESIGNED by Satan and his demons to try to suck your soul away from Jesus Christ! Think about it, folks!

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places”. Ephesians 6:12

This is pure SPIRITUAL WARFARE……….a WAR FOR YOUR SOUL…….

The question is, who will win? Will Jesus Christ win your soul or will Satan win your soul?

The choice is up to you. But don’t say I didn’t warn you.

For the people who die without Jesus Christ aren’t sent to hell and/or eternal condemnation by Jesus Christ by choice.  Those folks simply CHOSE to go there.

For we either CHOOSE to accept Jesus Christ or we CHOOSE to reject him. There IS no other way in this world but those 2 paths. Sorry guys but that’s the brutal reality of it all.

Remember that all paths that lead AWAY from Jesus Christ lead to Satan, which then leads to hell and/or eternal condemnation and that all paths that lead to truth lead to Jesus Christ, which then leads to everlasting life/eternal paradise with Jesus Christ.

When people die, they are sent to 1 of 2 places (eternal paradise with God/Jesus Christ) or eternal condemnation in everlasting fire) But the choice is up to YOU. Would YOU be willing to die without Jesus Christ as your Lord & Savior? I wouldn’t. Those that die without ever having accepted salvation, trust, love, faith, obedience etc. in Jesus Christ will LOSE THEIR SOUL. FOR ETERNITY.

So please. I beg of you. Please cry out to Jesus Christ today and get to know him while there’s still time. We never know when we’re gonna die, just like we never know when this world’s gonna end.

Matthew 24:36 “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only”.

The Power Of Starting Over On A Fresh, Clean Slate….

We’ve all said and done things in our lives that we regret and that we possibly hate ourselves for, looking back…..things in our lives that we wish we NEVER would’ve said or done or that we should’ve done DIFFERENTLY.

Well, with Jesus Christ, we CAN start all over and we CAN have our slate wiped clean and start a new life.

But first, we must have an INTERNAL change within our mind, heart, body and spirit. We have to regret all our misdeeds/”sins” in our life SO MUCH that we’re willing to do almost anything to change them.

What’s sin? Sin is transgression of the law (of God). Ever stolen anything? Ever lusted after a woman (men) or a man (ladies) that you weren’t married to? Ever told a lie? Said the Lord’s name in vain? That makes you a thief, an adulterer, a liar and a blasphemer and that’s just FOUR of the 10 commandments!

But that is where Jesus Christ comes in. The prophesied Jewish Messiah talked about in the Old Testament and the only true begotten Son of God, HE gave his very own LIFE during the crucifixion & shed his very own holy blood, just SO mankind could be FORGIVEN for their sins AND assured a spot in Eternal NEW JERUSALEM someday! And there is NO greater love than that, people!

Jesus Christ loves us all SO MUCH, that he was more than willing to DIE for us on the cross, just so WE could be forgiven of our sins and just so WE could have a way to spend ETERNITY WITH GOD IN NEW JERUSALEM someday. And so again, there is NO greater love than that!

3 days later after Jesus Christ was crucified, he rose from the dead (just like he told his disciples he would). [Google the “Shroud of Turin”] And 40 days after that, Jesus Christ (in front of the apostles and others) ascended back up to heaven to be on the right hand throne of God, the heavenly Father. But don’t just take MY word for it. See for yourselves!

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

Jesus Christ was God in the flesh and he proved it…..not only in the bible and to his disciples and various non-Christian crowds after he rose from the dead just 3 days later after he died on the cross, but to myself as well (during a near-death experience).

The thing about Jesus Christ is that he doesn’t care WHO you are or WHAT you’ve done so far in your life. You CAN be forgiven for all your sins, just like you CAN start over a brand new life in him!

It doesn’t matter if you’re a stripper, bank robber, homeless, a drug addicted person, a practicing homosexual. No sin is too bad to be forgiven of, save for blasphemy of the Holy Spirit: (many bible scholars believe that blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is to claim that Jesus Christ got his power from Satan but it can also likely mean several other things, too, such as not believing that Jesus Christ was the Son of God and DYING in that sin of unbelief, etc.)

Jesus Christ can take what is UNRIGHTEOUS in a person and turn it around and make that person CLEAN by teaching that person how to OVERCOME their unrighteousness and become a righteous person in his heavenly site! Jesus Christ can set a person FREE from their sins and their failures and their addictions.

Whatever you’re going through in life, Jesus Christ has a solution and an answer. But you got to TRUST JESUS CHRIST to change your life. But you must TRUST HIM. Meaning that you must first of all BELIEVE that Jesus Christ IS the only begotten Son of God AND that he died for your sins AND that he has the power to change you from within. And once you believe in the power of the Lord and pray for the Lord Jesus Christ to change you, he will change you. He will also give you the gift of the Holy Spirit (the spirit of truth/spirit of spiritual discernment that will let you know what things are truly of God and what things are NOT of God).

And as soon as you fully believe in the Lord Jesus Christ beyond ALL reasonable doubt, you must get immediately baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the ceremonial “washing away of sins”. You don’t have to do it publicly or by a priest. You can do it in a swimming pool, river, lake or your very own bathtub filled with water (because remember that it must be a FULL IMMERSION baptism, according to the bible and NOT a “sprinkling”).

You must then also (to the very best of your ability) obey all of Jesus’s commandments in the bible (including the 10 commandments, the 7th-Day biblical Sabbath (because remember that the “Sunday Sabbath” seen today is NOT biblical at all), the 7 holy feasts of the Lord (Passover, Pentecost, Tabernacles, etc.), Sermon on the Mount, etc.) and preach the gospel to others to everyone/anyone who’ll listen.

Many Christians today think that the 7th-Day Sabbath was done away with and also that the Lord’s 7 Annual Feasts were done away with the New Testament as well. But did you know that Jesus Christ and his disciples NOT ONLY participated in the 7th-Day Sabbath (Friday sundown to Saturday sundown) but also in the 7 Annual Feasts of the Lord (Passover, Pentecost, Tabernacles, etc.) as well? [Some bible scholars even suggest he ALSO participated in the 2 “Minor” Jewish Feasts (Purim & Festival of Lights/Hanukah).

Yeshua/Jesus Christ Himself even said in Matthew 5:17-18 “Think not that I am come to destroy the law & the prophets. For I am not come to destroy but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled”. And we know this won’t happen (the first heaven and Earth passing away, that is) until Revelation, chapter 21:1-2! 

But upon believing in and getting baptized in the name of Yeshua/Jesus Christ, you will become a new creature in the Lord and start a NEW LIFE in him! Everything you’ve done in your life so far will not matter, anymore. The only thing that’ll matter from the MOMENT you become saved in Yeshua/Jesus Christ to the moment you die in this life is where you stand with Yeshua/Jesus Christ. And where you stand with Jesus Christ is determined by how you LIVE for Jesus Christ….

For example, do you believe in Jesus Christ? Have you accepted him as Lord & Savior? Have you prayed for forgiveness of your sins? Have you given up your sins and stopped doing them? Have you become baptized in the name of Jesus Christ? Do you witness about Jesus Christ and Salvation to others? Do you do all the things that the Lord Jesus Christ tells you to do (such as obey the 10 commandments and Sermon on the Mount teachings in Matthew5-7 as well as several OTHER New Testament commands? Some possible examples (depending on what the Lord needs from you at the time) might be things like “write a letter of apology to this person, go witness to that person, give the coat off your back to that homeless person over there, donate your leftover food to the food bin”, etc.

Are you in that place in your life where, if you were to die today or tonight, you’d know for 100% sure beyond all reasonable doubt that you’d go to eternal NEW JERUSALEM someday and not the fires of hell? If you are NOT 100% sure, then it’s time for you to examine yourself and your life and pray to the Lord Jesus Christ to reveal to you about anything that’s holding you back from him. Cause lets face it…..5 minutes of sin is not worth eternal condemnation in the fire (“flames of torment”).

One of these days, the Earth and everything in it is gonna pass away someday (including all the material things and wealth). The Lord said in Isaiah 65:17 “Behold, I create a new heavens and a new Earth”.

And all of mankind will be judged for their actions (rather good or bad) by Jesus Christ. Will YOU stand before the Lord Jesus Christ someday on the Day of Judgment upon the Earth and say to him “I’m sorry Lord…during my Earthly life,  my sin was MUCH more important to me than YOU, I don’t want to go to eternal punishment in the “fire that never quenches” now, please forgive me?”

That won’t fly with the Lord Jesus Christ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Lord Jesus Christ gives people many, many, MANY chances throughout their lifetimes to change their lives around and to hear the message of the gospel/be saved from their sins! And so IF by the end of a person’s life, a person hasn’t accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord & Savior/asked Jesus Christ for forgiveness of their sins with a “righteous repentance” in their mind, heart, body and spirit, that is NOT God’s fault!

Now that begs of question. If people know AHEAD OF TIME that Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to New Jerusalem, the ONLY one true God, and the ONLY way to have forgiveness of sins and the ONLY way to be spared from God’s eternal wrath in the fire, why do they still choose to reject him? Why do they STILL choose to go to “eternal condemnation” even when they know that the place of eternal condemnation is going to be an awful, torturous, gruesome place FOR ETERNITY? Do they REALLY think that Jesus Christ will spare THEM just because they donated to charity, or never killed anyone and that sort’ve thing?

Do they REALLY think that Jesus Christ is a “unrepentant-sin-accepting” type of God? And/or that he’s the type of God to be “sweet-talked” to or to let sin go UNPUNISHED? THINK AGAIN, PEOPLE! Jesus Christ is a righteous, holy, and PURE God! And he lets NO sin into NEW JERUSALEM/the eternal kingdom. None. A person’s “good deeds” or money or good looks will NOT save them from the holy, divine wrath of God!

Yet, many people out there think: “well, Jesus Christ is such a holy, righteous God, there’s NO WAY he’d accept me!” Again, wrong….Jesus Christ will save and accept ANYONE who truly calls upon his name, prays for forgiveness of their sins, repents of their sins, gets baptized in his heavenly name, preaches the gospel to others, obey his commandments in the bible, trusts him & truly abides in him by the way they LIVE for him.

I got a short parable for you. Luke 18:9-14: And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted”. 

The tax collector was justified before God/Jesus and NOT the Pharisee. Why? Because not only did the tax collector have the faith and desire for Jesus in his life, but he TRUSTED Jesus Christ to change him from within and cleanse his spirit and his ways. The Pharisee just basically bragged about how “holy” he was and lacked a true spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ. The Pharisee became one of those in the group of people which Jesus says: “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” – [Matthew 7:22-23]

But to the tax collector and all repentant sinners, Jesus Christ will say: “His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord” – [Matthew 25:21]

But basically, it doesn’t matter what you’ve done so far in your life. It doesn’t matter if you’ve robbed 5 banks or 75. It doesn’t matter if you’re currently addicted to drugs or alcohol. It doesn’t matter if you’re a stripper or a drug lord. Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross for ALL of mankind’s sins! And no sin is too great for the Lord Jesus Christ to forgive, save for blasphemy of the Holy Spirit! He can take what is UNRIGHTEOUS in a person and help change them into a RIGHTEOUS PERSON! 

Jesus Christ will save ANYONE who truly calls upon his name from the depths of their being. No prayer will go unanswered for those who really, truly pray to get to know Jesus Christ and that means the prayer from the depths of their spirit!

But if you want to get to know Jesus Christ and have him save you FROM YOUR SINS and help you overcome your sins and your addictions, you must pray for Jesus Christ to save you and you must do so, NOW! (And believe the prayer with your whole entire mind, heart, and spirit). Every SECOND of your life spent without Jesus Christ leads you one step closer to hell and/or eternal condemnation. And like I said, death comes to us all. We NEVER know when we’re gonna die. All those who die without Jesus Christ in their lives go to eternal condemnation in the flames for eternity. So please don’t be one of those people, folks!

If you’re an atheist/agnostic that’s having trouble believing in Jesus Christ or God or the concept of a God, then I would ask you to PRAY to believe (but mean the prayer 100% in your heart) and also check out the following website that lists SEVERAL ancient historical non-Christian sources which confirm Jesus’s crucifixion, resurrection and consequent ascension to heaven.

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

And again, I pray that each and every soul who reads this will become saved from their sins in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ before it’s too late. Amen.

REPENT….Or Suffer the ETERNAL Consequences…

Not ONE of us is perfect……not ONE…..this is apparent in Romans 3:23 in the New Testament (New Testament, book of Romans, chapter 3, verse 23) which clearly states:For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God”.

Which means that none of us are perfect and we all make mistakes from time to time and do things in our lives that are displeasing to God/Jesus Christ (rather intentionally or unintentionally). It’s how we DEAL with those shortcomings/mistakes/sins that determine our eternal fate and where we are with God/Jesus Christ.

First of all, we must remember that Jesus Christ IS God in the flesh and that he is SO pure and SO holy, that no sin can enter the FUTURE New Heavenly city, called “New Jerusalem”. Not one. Jesus Christ was crucified for mankind to be forgiven of their sins. 3 days later, he rose from the dead [Google “Shroud of Turin”] and 40 days later, he ascended back up to God the heavenly Father in heaven to be on his right hand side. (There are SEVERAL eyewitness accounts to his crucifixion, resurrection and ascension, specifically ancient historical non-Christian ones that can be read at the following):

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

So now that I’ve given you non-Christian sources which back up the fact that Jesus Christ WAS in fact God in the flesh, you can also be self-assured that Jesus Christ is also the judge of all mankind. One of these days, Jesus Christ will return to the Earth on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem and he’s going to judge every single man, woman, and child that’s ever lived on the Earth and all those unfortunate souls that either chose NOT to believe in him and/or NOT to live a life that’s pleasing to him will be eternally punished by Jesus Christ in the lake of fire.

But those who tried to live lives that were PLEASING to God/Jesus Christ by praying for forgiveness of sins, repenting/giving up their sins, following the commandments of Jesus Christ in the bible (the 10 commandments and the Sermon on the Mount teachings in Matthew chapters 5-7, as well as the rest of his New Testament teachings), getting baptized in his name immediately upon believing in Him, and spreading the gospel to others and having faith in and TRUSTING Jesus Christ will inherit the gift of *everlasting life*. Everlasting life simply means *eternal life with Jesus Christ in Paradise/New Jerusalem*.

Just think for one moment. Think of the happiest moment of your life. Multiply that one single moment times 77 trillion infinity and that’s just a small “taste” of what eternal Paradise/New Jerusalem with Jesus Christ would be like.

Now imagine your WORST moment in life. Multiply that awful moment by 99 trillion infinity, while at the same time, roasting in an eternal flame and that’s just a small “taste” of what eternal punishment/condemnation would be like.

But the Gospel (Yiddish is it? for “Good News”) says it doesn’t have to be that way. You don’t HAVE to go to hell and/or eternal condemnation in the lake of fire. For it is honestly not God’s will for ANYONE to go to hell and/or eternal condemnation. That is WHY he sent his holy Son, Jesus Christ, to be tried and crucified for forgiveness of mankind’s sins.

However, in order to receive the FREE GIFT of salvation/forgiveness of sins, there’s several things one must do before this can be done.

One must:

1) believe in Jesus Christ (or PRAY to believe if one doesn’t already believe in him).

2) acknowledge one’s sins TO Jesus Christ and then pray for forgiveness of one’s sins

3) accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord & Savior

4) REPENT of their sins (meaning, give them up and stop doing them)

5) get baptized in the name of Jesus Christ IMMEDIATELY upon believing in him — it can be in a swimming pool, a river, a bathtub full of water — doesn’t matter and no PRIEST is required for it, as it’s just between Almighty Yeshua/Jesus Christ and the believer (Note: there are 7+ bible passages that COMMAND baptism for the ceremonial spiritual cleansing/washing away of sins)

6) try to live a life that’s pleasing to Almighty Yeshua/Jesus Christ by obeying the 10 commandments and Jesus’s New Testament teachings on the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew chapters 5-7 and throughout the rest of the New Testament, etc.

7) spread the gospel to others. For the bible says in Matthew 28:19 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit”

And once we become “spiritually reborn again” by faith and through baptism (the ceremonial cleansing of and washing away of sins) and know what to do and what is pleasing in Jesus Christ’s site and what is NOT pleasing in Jesus Christ’s site, it’s our job to CONSTANTLY do a “sin check prayer” and pray “Lord, if there’s anything holding me back from you, some sin I’m not aware of, please reveal it to me”…..

And once the Lord reveals what we need to repent of, REPENT of that thing/person **IMMEDIATELY**! Don’t wait 2 hours or 2 days. Heck, don’t even wait 2 SECONDS! Because ya never know when your life’s gonna be required of you. You could easily drop dead of a massive/instantaneous heart attack before finishing this sentence (even if you’re under 30 years old or younger and in perfectly good health!)

In other words, we never know when or HOW (the manner) in which we are going to die. Death comes to us all. It’s how we live our life for Jesus Christ (or NOT for Jesus Christ) that determines where we will go for ALL ETERNITY.

Remember that near-death experiences PROVES that there’s an afterlife. Also remember that in the “fire that never quenches/eternal condemnation”, there is NO. WAY. OUT. FOREVER.

Jesus Christ gave his very LIFE for us on the cross, so that WE could have a chance to live with him for eternity in Paradise someday and so that WE could be forgiven for all our sins and be made to appear blemish-less in front of the heavenly Father! There is no greater love than that, people! But again, we must fully ACCEPT the free gift of everlasting life and salvation/forgiveness of sins before it can be granted to us. And we must accept it with a PURE & OPEN mind, heart, body and spirit! Which means we can’t just automatically SAY to ourselves “oh…..yeah…..forgiveness of sins……sounds cool to ME, man” and then turn around and live our lives the way WE want to live them…….We must ACKNOWLEDGE in Jesus Christ’s site that we are sinners and that without Jesus Christ, there can BE no salvation for our souls.

Please! I beg of you! If there’s something in your life that needs to be repented of, repent of it IMMEDIATELY!

And if you’re a person that doesn’t yet believe in Jesus Christ or the importance of the bible, then I beg you from the depths of my soul to PLEASE PRAY TO BELIEVE as soon as possible! Your eternal fate, your very own SOUL could depend on it!

It’s a matter between spiritual life and death! And since we NEVER know how or the MANNER in which we are going to die, it’s ever more important to get right with Almighty God/Jesus Christ, A.S.A.P!

The world is in crazy chaous today. Ya never know when the next big natural disaster is gonna strike. You never know when your last hour of life’s gonna be.

Time is of the essence.

Get 100% right with Almighty Yeshua/Jesus Christ and do so, TODAY! Your very soul depends on it. Amen.