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How to Read The Bible: A Beginner’s Guide

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People will often use bible quotes on many things: news article, protest signs, movies, blogs, etc.

And for those of you who’ve NEVER stepped foot inside a Christian church and of whom did not/do not come from a religious background, you might possibly find all the different verse numbers confusing. And some of you might be wondering, “What do all those numbers mean? What do the colons in the middle stand for?” Well, let me tell you:

If, for example, someone references Psalms 30:12 for instance, it means they’re talking about BOOK of Psalms, CHAPTER 30, VERSE 12.

And IF someone references 2 Corinthians 13:5, it means 2ND BOOK of Corinthians, CHAPTER 13, VERSE 5.

Remember that it always goes by BOOK, CHAPTER, then VERSE.

The VERY FIRST VERSE of each CHAPTER will NEVER have a number “1” by it but instead will have the big CHAPTER NUMBER by it and then start listing the VERSE numbers underneath, starting with VERSE “2”, until the end of the CHAPTER.

For example, Genesis 3:1 [Book of Genesis, Chapter 3, Verse 1] DOES not have a “1” listed in the first verse, but INSTEAD just starts with BIG “3” IN BOLD [marking the start of the CHAPTER] and then has a small #2 at verse 2, on through the end of the chapter. Therefore, whenever someone references (whatever the chapter # is):1, you know they’re automatically referring to the FIRST VERSE **IN** THE CHAPTER!

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Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

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And if someone references 2 Corinthians 9: 5-14, it means 2ND BOOK of Corinthians, CHAPTER 9, VERSES 5-14!

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And if you’re reading a King James Bible, some of the words might trip you up and seem confusing to read at first. So I’ll clarify what they all mean:

[Thee = Your]    Example: “And I will establish my covenant betwixt me and thee….= “And I will establish my covenant between me and you/your generations after you”

[Thou = Your]    Example: “Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers….” = Let no man despise your youth; but be you an example of the believers…”

[Thy/Thyself = Your]       Example: “Love thy neighbor as thyself= “Love Your Neighbor As Yourself

[Didst = Did]       Example: “Why didst thou therefore doubt?” = “Why Did You Doubt?”

[Thine = Your]    Example: “Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart” = “Let them not depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart”

[Thou Shalt Not/Thou Shalt = You Shall Not/You Shall]    Example: “Thou shalt honor thy mother & father” = “You shall honor your mother & father”

[Ye = You]           Example: “For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done unto you” = “For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you”

And whenever you see a word ending in “est”, just remove the “st” and you’ll have the root word! Same with “unto”. Just remove the “un” and you’ve got your word! 

Examples: Comest = Come, Seest = See, Hearest = Hear, Goest = Go, Knowest= Know, Unto = To/Into, Etc.  

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The bible starts with the OLD TESTAMENT. This is the time in history BEFORE Jesus Christ was born. In other words, it’s “Pre-Jesus Time”. And the time of the New Testament BEGINS right before/around the time Jesus Christ is *spiritually conceived* in Mary’s womb, as a pre-born baby.

However, Jesus Christ DID make “pre-flesh appearances” in the Old Testament; these are known as “Christophanies”. But during the time of the NEW TESTAMENT, Jesus Christ came to Earth IN THE FLESH, as a newborn, born to the virgin Mary (& her husband Joseph) in Bethlehem!

In other words, the OLD TESTAMENT is BEFORE Jesus Christ was born in the flesh and the NEW TESTAMENT was the time Jesus Christ WAS BORN IN THE FLESH to the virgin Mary, up to 33 years later when he died during the crucifixion for mankind’s sins. However, 3 days later, he was resurrected and he remained on the Earth for 40 more days. At the end of that 40 days, he ascended up to heaven to be on the right hand throne of God the Heavenly Father! 😉

There were SEVERAL eyewitnesses to these events (the crucifixion and the ascension), even many who were not “Christian” at that time (namely, Romans). And yes, the New Testament continues EVEN AFTER Jesus ascended to Heaven and talks about “the church”, *post-ascension*, at the Feast of Pentecost and a little beyond.

Plus SEVERAL books in the bible point to BIBLE PROPHECY. It’s how God proves He is who he says HE is and how the bible proves it says what IT IS: the 100% written testimony of the Word of God and the Word of God is JESUS CHRIST/YESHUA ALMIGHTY!

But basically, the book of Daniel and Ezekiel in the Old Testament and the book of Matthew and Revelation in the New Testament give some very detailed descriptions about what’s going to befall the Lord’s people (as well as those who AREN’T the Lord’s people), at the End of Days, the Days in which we’re currently living in! [For example, the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states? That’s the beginning of THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION right there! GOD’S WRATH IS NOW UPON AMERICA!]

The Book of Revelation is the LAST BOOK in the NEW TESTAMENT. And the reason why it’s the last book is because it describes (IN DETAIL) what’s going to happen to the world in the End Days, the last days of human history. This is the time when GOD’S WRATH will befall the Earth! And all those who don’t put their faith, trust, love and obedience into Jesus Christ Almighty will just be besides themselves with fear, because they won’t know what’s happening in the world!

Economies will crash! Inflation will RISE! Terror attacks will happen! And then, as a “response” to all this “chaos”, a world leader will come on the stage and will appear to be “the answer to everyone’s problems”. He will set up a one world government, a one world religion and a one world economy. People will think he’s the greatest thing since sliced bread, but alas, he will be THE ENEMY OF MANKIND!

He will require ALL rich and poor, small and great, to get a “mark” on their right hand or their foreheads. And no man will be able to buy or sell, save he that has the mark. And the Lord says whoever takes the mark will be CONDEMNED FOR ETERNITY and thrown into THE LAKE OF FIRE!

And ALL people who don’t put their faith, trust, love and obedience into Jesus Christ WILL be deceived by this man! The Christians call him “Anti-Christ”, while ALL OTHER RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD (Islam, Judaism, Hinduim, Shamanism, Buddhism, Shintoism, etc.) will think that this “Anti-Christ” is THEIR MESSIAH! He will PRETEND to “come in the name of peace” but his SECRET GOAL IS TO DESTROY MANKIND FROM WITHIN!

However, one day, Jesus Christ Almighty…..the BIBLICAL JESUS CHRIST will return to Earth someday to defeat Satan and his “dark forces” ALTOGETHER, and also to set up his Millennial Kingdom. And all those who did NOT put their faith, trust, love and obedience into the BIBLICAL Jesus Christ will mourn with weeping, realizing that the whole entire time that they lived on Earth, they were WRONG! But by then, it’ll be too late for them and their hearts and souls will be CRUSHED for eternity! ;(

And all the peoples of the world that PUT their faith, trust, love and obedience into Jesus Christ/Yeshua Almighty the whole time will REJOICE, for great shall be their rewards! They will also get to reign alongside Christ for 1,000 years in his Millennial Kingdom! Revelation chapters 21-22 DETAILS the “eternal resting place” for all the Lord’s true people! And it’ll be GLORIOUS! 😉

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P.S.: If you have no physical bible in your possession, you can read a FREE one online, here (in its entirety):

https://kingjamesbible777.wordpress.com

And if you have ANY QUESTIONS about anything you read in the bible, don’t hesitate to email me at: 

pray_to_jesus@yahoo.com

And remember: REPENT, FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS AT HAND! NOW’S NOT THE TIME TO BE PLAYING AROUND WITH YOUR ETERNAL SALVATION, FOLKS! 

Water Baptism: A Further Mark of Obedience to the Lord!

Many Christians today believe that they DON’T need to be baptized at all. However, according to the bible, there are over 7+ passages which explicitly state that full-water-immersion baptism is COMMENDED, immediately upon first believing in Jesus Christ! Yeah, you heard me right: FULL WATER-IMMERSION BAPTISM, not some “minor sprinkling” upon the forehead!

And though there were/are times/cases where a person is NOT able to get water baptized (the thief on the cross, people who are paralyzed/have no limbs, people who are lying gravely ill in a hospital bed, Syrian Christians who were beheaded before they had a chance to get baptized, etc.), those whom ARE able to get water baptized SHOULD, as it’s a further step of “obedience” to the Lord Jesus!

Let us examine the following bible passages down below:

Mark 16:16 “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned”

Luke 3: 21-22 “Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased”

Mark 1: 9-11 “And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan. And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him: And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased”

Acts 2:38 “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost”

Mark 1: 4-5 “John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins”

Acts 8: 35-38 “Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him”

Romans 6:3-6 “Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin”

Galatians 3: 27 “For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ”

1 Peter 3: 21 “The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ”

1 Corinthians 12: 13 “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit”

Acts 16: 31-33 “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway”

John 1: 29-33 “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me. And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost”

Matthew 3: 13-17 “Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased”

Luke 3:16 “John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire”

During my Near-Death experience when I was around 2 years of age, Jesus himself made me dunk myself under the water and “get baptized in the spirit of truth”. Therefore, I know in my heart and soul that full-water-immersion baptism is REQUIRED! Jesus AND his disciples did it, as did his followers! The thief on the cross is the ONLY exception that I can think of, since the thief had NO WAY of having a full water immersion baptism. But everyone else that can do a full water immersion baptism is REQUIRED to, upon VERY FIRST believing in Jesus Christ! The disciples and Jesus’s followers got baptized IMMEDIATELY upon believing, WITHOUT DELAY! So should we………….

“A man who knows that he is saved by believing in Christ does not, when he is baptized, lift his baptism into a saving ordinance. In fact, he is the very best protester against that mistake, because he holds that he has no right to be baptized until he is saved.”  ~ Charles Spurgeon

“Baptism separates the tire kickers from the car buyers.”  ~ Max Lucado

“We may never be martyrs but we can die to self, to sin, to the world, to our plans and ambitions. That is the significance of baptism; we died with Christ and rose to new life”  ~ Vance Haver

“Baptism is faith in action.”  ~ Watchman Nee

“God’s people should be baptized because God commanded it, not because some church requires it.”  ~ John R. Rice

But all in all, water baptism represents the “ceremonial washing away of sins” and the “old life” and being baptized into the “new life”. It’s also the means by how Jesus Christ gives us the gift of the Holy Spirit/the spirit of truth. It’s how Jesus Christ gave ME the spirit of truth (during my NDE). So I can only speak from the bible and my own experience with water baptism. 

But let me specify, though. Baptism is NOT required for “Salvation”, alone. Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ ALONE is HIMSELF the way to Salvation/Forgiveness of Sins. For Salvation comes by Grace through FAITH + Obedience. So essentially, water baptism is one step closer in our submissive obedience to HIM and him, alone! 

What Are YOU Grateful For?

Many of us humanoids naturally take things/people/events for granted. And that’s easy to do when we feel like we have everything we need in life. However, when we DON’T have everything we need/feel like we need, that’s usually when we turn into chronic complainers, am I right? We all start walking around with a “woe is me” type attitude, complaining to our friends/family/God about this or complaining to our friends/family/God about that.

But let me tell you something. Our friends don’t want to hear it, our family doesn’t want to hear it and God doesn’t want to hear it. And trust me, it’s not that they don’t care. OFCOURSE they care! But do you know and REALIZE just how emotionally/mentally/physically/psychologically draining it is to have to listen to someone CHRONICALLY bicker/rant/vent/complain about their life/their circumstances/another person/people/etc.? IT’S EXHAUSTING!

Sometimes I honestly feel sorry for the Lord above. It must be a really, really hard thing to have to listen to BILLIONS of believers angrily or sadly bitching to him about this or that EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. In fact, it must be DRAINING! And no matter HOW much he tries to help mankind see the light, mankind is stubborn, sinful, rebellious & ungrateful alot of the time. It must break his heavenly heart! ;(

But sometimes it helps to put things in perspective. Okay, so maybe you didn’t get that job promotion you were hoping for. So what. Jesus has better plans for you. Maybe what you thought was the love of your life left you most recently. Don’t fret. Jesus has other plans for you. Maybe it seems to you that so and so has it alot easier in life than you do. Don’t obsess over it. Envy is sin and you’ll get your own big break in life, sooner or later. Remember Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” and Matthew 6:33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”.

The root of complainism, in my opinion, stems from distrust/lack of faith/anxiety/fear. We COMPLAIN to Jesus Christ about things because we don’t TRUST Jesus Christ about things in our life.

And as a matter of fact, when it comes to the very concept of “anxiety/worry/fear”, in and of ITSELF, Jesus Christ had THIS to say in Matthew 6:24-35

“Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”

And know this as well: no matter HOW bad you think you have it, someone else out there has it off worse than you do. It’s true. For example: Americans (specifically American Judeo-Christians) want to bitch about how “spiritually corrupted” our country has become. But look at Christians living over in Asia and the Middle East. Many of them LOSE THEIR VERY LIVES for their faith, as well as doing so much as being in possession of a bible, a FORBIDDEN BOOK in their country/countries! Others are tortured and/or imprisoned for long periods of time. Therefore, us American Christians should be lucky we still live in a country (atleast for the time being) that allows us to practice our faith OPENLY without threat of death/imprisonment!

Or perhaps some single people out there are bitching and ranting and raving about being single. So what. As some married people would say to all you singles out there, “you don’t know how good you have it!” In other words, it seems like the grass is always greener on the other side! People always want what they can’t have! And WHEN they get that thing/person that was previously unattainable, they tend to LOSE INTEREST in it/that person, am I right?

Human nature dictates that we take for granted that which is easily obtained. Which makes sense. When Jesus Christ Almighty died as an eternal sacrifice for mankind’s sins, Salvation became a FREE GIFT to all whom believed and wished to receive it. Therefore, because it’s a FREE GIFT from God (BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH), it’s VERY EASILY taken for granted by mankind. People “put off/prolong” *being saved* in the name of Jesus Christ for that very reason!

On the other hand, we DO tend to be grateful for things that are NOT easily obtained. Why? Because we actually have to WORK for them since they’re not just magically handed to us. While it’s true that Salvation is granted by Grace through Faith, it’s also true that we must work to MAINTAIN that Salvation.

Jesus Christ says in John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments“. He further expands on this in Matthew 7:21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven“. Translation? Those who work to MAINTAIN their free gift of Salvation (by adhering to all of Jesus’s commandments in the bible — including but not limited to the 10 commandments) will KEEP it, while those who do NOT work to maintain their free gift of salvation (whom believe in Jesus Christ but of whom do NOT follow his commandments in the bible) will LOSE it.

[Unfortunately, we’re now living in the times of the End and Salvation can’t wait, folks! The eternal clock is ticking! When Jesus Christ returns to the Earth for the 2nd time (and the bible SAYS he will), it’ll be too late and one’s fate will be sealed for eternity! So don’t be left behind, folks! Cry out to Jesus Christ TODAY! Don’t wait until tomorrow since tomorrow is not guaranteed! Note: **The recent world events/fulfillment of bible prophecy proclaim that Jesus’s return to the Earth is sooner now than EVER before! In fact, it might only be a mere number of months/DAYS before he returns!**]

That being said, what are YOU grateful for? What has the Lord Jesus done in your life? Well, for starters, he died an agonizing death for the forgiveness of mankind’s sins. All of mankind are sinners and are deserving of hell/eternal punishment. But Jesus Christ took it upon Himself to become an *atonement* for mankind’s sins. Therefore, Jesus died an excruciating death just to give YOU and ME and ALL of mankind a chance to go Eternal Paradise someday. There’s NO greater love than that, people! He also performed many miracles in the times of the New Testament and even during the times of the OLD TESTAMENT (as something called a “Christophany” – look it up!)

But next to what he’s ALREADY done for mankind and for the nation of Israel PERSONALLY during the times of the Old and New Testament, what has Jesus Christ personally done for YOU? Has he revealed Himself to you during a Near-Death Experience? Did he cure someone in your family from cancer? Did he heal YOU personally from some health problem or ailment? Did the Lord Jesus allow you to travel to an awesome place or places/destinations in the world? Did he send someone totally awesome into your life? Has he repaired a broken relationship? Has the Lord Jesus Christ given you special talents/hobbies in life? What are YOU grateful for, in your life? Think about what you’re grateful for in life, and then PRAISE HIM! Praise him above ALL other people and ALL other things! Do nothing but PRAISE HIM for he is worthy of ALL PRAISE! 😉

You can EVEN be grateful for times of personal suffering in your life! Why? Because think about it. When we have everything we need, we think we “don’t NEED God/Jesus Christ”. But when we DON’T have everything we need and life’s a pain/struggle, OH HOW MUCH WE CRY OUT TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, **THEN**, am I right? 😉 And as a result of that, what happened? WE WERE DRAWN CLOSER AND CLOSER TO **HIM**/JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY and never felt more happier/more joyous/more at peace within ourselves AND with HIM, am I right? 😉

So PRAISE HIM! EVEN in times of hardship/struggle! Just like Job said to his wife in Job 2:10 “But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips”, we must PRAISE THE LORD JESUS, ALWAYS! 😉

And think about it. How many times in your life did a “bad thing” later turn out to be a “good thing”? What originally appears as a downfall can later turn out to be a blessing in disguise. For example: maybe a person was denied what they thought was their “dream job”, only to later find a DIFFERENT job that they really, really enjoyed. Or perhaps a woman that originally wanted kids found out she was going through peri-menopause and couldn’t have kids due to that and other health reasons but later discovered that she could NOT accomplish her life goals with kids in the picture (thus deciding she really didn’t want kids, AFTERALL).

Jesus Christ works in mysterious ways. And whatever pain or struggle you’re going through right now in life, not only does He know but there’s a divine purpose for it all! And though we may not always understand Jesus’s reasoning at the TIME of the struggle in our lives, the answer will later become apparent to us, someday! 😉

If you don’t have a strong faith in Jesus Christ right now and/or IN His ability to adequately control/get a handle on your life, ask yourself why. How you answer this question will determine your best course of action regaining your faith and trust in HIM! And remember: He’s willing and waiting for you WITH OPEN ARMS to come back to Him in total repentance and total faith! Just give him a chance to work in your life! 😉

And remember: God created the universe and the heavens! So don’t you think he’d know how to handle the struggles in YOUR life? You’re talking about a God here that created DNA, cells, atoms, proteins and membranes down to the VERY LAST DETAIL! 😉 So it’s not like the turmoils of everyday human life is going to have him “totally stumped” or something! haha! 😉

Struggling times are NEEDED from time to time for SPIRITUAL GROWTH. Without a struggle of ANY sort, there would be NO spiritual growth and without ANY spiritual growth, there would no NO true faith that was tested in the fire of adversity. And Hebrews 11:6 says: “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him”.

Video Enactment: “Are You Ready To Die For Your Faith in Jesus Christ [Yeshua]?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj1d9h7IL0I

“May we all live like Job in Job 2:10 in the Old Testament. And Praise and Glory be to your great, heavenly name! Always & Forever! Amen”.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Christians Who Don’t Approve of Homosexuality/Abortion: Are They Hateful?

We live in a world and society today where “sin” (in and of itself) has become “CUDDLY” [i.e. think of the movies “Ted”, “Bad Grandpa”, etc.] and where homosexuality/abortion has become “the norm”.

And anyone that doesn’t agree with such behaviors is labeled a racist, “religious bigot”, fear-monger, hater, etc.

But you want to know what the sad thing is? All the non-believers, open homosexuals, abortion proponents and believers of other religions (other than biblical-roots Christianity) will someday stand before the Judgement Seat of Jesus Christ Almighty. And it WON’T be a “laughing matter”, THEN…..

And it’s then and ONLY then when these poor folks will come to realize just how LOVING the biblical-roots Christians were IN warning them about their “sin(s)” and how their sin(s) would eternally separate them from Jesus Christ someday and send them INTO the ETERNAL FLAMES! And it’s then and only then when they will DESPERATELY WISH they had listened to all the warnings of the biblical-roots Christians while they had still been alive on Earth! But by then, it will be TOO LATE! Their fate will be sealed FOR ETERNITY! ;(

What is love? Most people would define love as “emotional and physical attachment between two persons”.

But Jesus Christ’s love for us goes BEYOND THAT! John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life”.

So what does that MEAN in plain English, some might wonder? It means that God the Heavenly Father loved US (humanity) SO much that he sent his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins and also that Jesus Christ HIMSELF loved humanity SO MUCH that he was willing to be persecuted, mocked, laughed at, spit on, beaten, flogged, ridiculed, crowned with a crown of thorns, pierced in his side, and to die a slow, EXCRUCIATING death just so that WE (humanity) could be given a chance for ETERNAL SALVATION. And there’s NO greater love than that, people! NOT IN ALL THE UNIVERSE!

If one saw their neighbor’s house was on fire with their neighbor(s) IN it, most people aren’t just gonna stand by and let their neighbor(s) burn to death, am I right? Most people would pitch in, throw huge buckets of water at the flame, yell at their neighbor(s) to get out of the house while also calling 911, or whatever other heroic thing they could thank of to save their neighbor(s). That’s a genuine love for our fellow human being(s), a desire for their well-being. For what kind of neighbor would we be if we just idly sat by and WATCHED our neighbor’s house burn down to the ground, with our own neighbor(s) inside, because hey, our neighbor(s) actually LIKED being on fire/burning [metaphorically speaking?]

So it is with biblical-roots Christians. We KNOW the realities of hell and that it’s “not just some fairytale”. [On the other hand, we DO KNOW that the *theory* of Evolution is “just some fairtytale!” Where’s all those millions of inter-generational fossils, folks? That’s right….non-existent. Zilch!] And the one “missing link” they CLAIMED they found later turned out to be FAKE (Ida – the skeleton of a mere LEMUR).

And the truth is, they have NEVER, have NOT, or will EVER find “the missing link”, because it DOES NOT EXIST, folks, I repeat: DOES.NOT.EXIST. We’re all a product of Intelligent Design, hands down. There’s evidence of this all throughout DNA and nature. What more evidence do you need, folks? Seriously? Do you REALLY honestly believe that ALL of complex life came from a fish or SINGLE bacterium or “by mere chance”?

Think about that for awhile……REALLY, TRULY think about it and how crazy that sounds when you begin to realize just HOW complex DNA is……It has its own Taxi cells, doctor cells, mortician cells, teacher cells, repair-man cells, etc. Plus how does IT know what proteins to bind with and when? How to shut itself ON, PAUSE itself and/or turn itself OFF? How is it ABLE to “call up” helper cells in immune fights?

Also think about OUR PDA intercom system in a grocery store, for instance: “Rob, to aisle 1, Rob to aisle 1”. How are CELLS able to do that? Certainly they must have SOME form communication between themselves. How do THEY (the cells) know where they’re supposed to go and what type of organ they’re supposed to become? Do you think that all just happens by MERE CHANCE? And furthermore, do you think a single-celled bacterium or fish just MAGICALLY sprouted out into COMPLEX FORMS OF LIFE BY MERE CHANCE? Lets get real here, folks! It takes FAR more faith to believe we all sprouted from NOTHING than to believe that we were all created by God’s divine hand! 

We KNOW hell is real, just like we KNOW Jesus Christ and the kingdom of heaven are real. So what type of biblical-roots Christians would we be if we just said to ourselves “oh well, let the open homosexuals, nonbelievers, believers in other religions and abortionists burn in eternal flame, who are WE to criticize their sin(s)?” Turning a blind eye to one’s mortal/perpetual sin isn’t LOVING them…….it’s actually DIS-LOVING THEM, if you really think about it.

Many open homosexuals and abortionists will oftentimes say: “Judge not, that ye be not judged” (Matthew 7:1). And while it’s true we’re not supposed to judge them, the bible tell DOES tell us to WARN THEM about their sin(s)!

When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul” – Ezekiel 3: 18-19

People call the bible “hate”, that hate the the truth. Let me put that in a different way. Those that HATE the truth HATE the bible. Why? Because it pierces through the soul — it’s a double, two-edge sword! We humanoids HATE to admit our wrongs and our sins! Why? Because we like to feel good about ourselves! We like to think that we’re so great, that humankind is so great, that sexuality is so great, that everything is so great, great, great!

Admitting to Almighty God/Jesus Christ that we’re sinners takes our OWN power away and gives it to Almighty God. And alot of people feel really uncomfortable with that. They’re not ready to give their lives over to Almighty God/Jesus Christ because they like being “in control” of their own lives. But let me tell you something: they’re NOT truly “in control” of their own lives…..Satan is! In fact, one of the BEST KEPT secrets in today’s world is the fact that Satan DOES exist, as an actual REAL entity!

Look at Hollywood (the Illuminati playground). Why do actors and actresses have to sign their name in blood in a contract with the Devil/Satan in order to be rich and famous? Certainly they wouldn’t have to do that if Satan “didn’t exist”, right? Don’t believe me? Examine the evidence!

So it stands to reason, then. If the Devil/Satan exists, then SURELY God/Jesus Christ exists (and I assure you with 100% certainty beyond ALL reasonable doubt that he DOES exist — I’ve seen him face to face during a N.D.E.!) So if God/Jesus Christ exists, that means his JUDGEMENT exists, and if his DIVINE JUDGEMENT exists, then heaven and hell exist and if heaven and hell exist, then people better start submitting to Jesus Christ Almighty before it’s too late for them and their souls are LOST FOR ETERNITY! ;(

I guess that’s one thing I never really understood about Satanists/people who sell their souls to the Devil, for whatever reason. For, if Satan exists (and I assure you 100% that he DOES), that means for 100% certainty that God/Jesus Christ exists. Therefore, why would they KNOWINGLY turn their backs on Jesus Christ Almighty when Jesus Christ Almighty is the ONLY way to Eternal Salvation, is the ONLY way out of eternal flames, and is the ONLY way to Eternal Paradise/New Jerusalem?

[Note: the city of New Jerusalem is the heavenly city which Almighty God/Jesus Christ will bring down from heaven during the time of the 1,000 year millennial reign of Christ. We read about this in the book of Revelation in the New Testament, chapter 21-22]. 

As a biblical-roots Christian, I would much rather have open homosexuals, Satanists, nonbelievers, believers of other religions/etc. mad at me NOW and possibly brought to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ LATER, than to have them HAPPY/IN GOOD with me NOW, but mad at me later when they find themselves at the ETERNAL LOSING END of God’s Wrath/Eternal Judgement someday! Think about it, folks!

And for the record, biblical-roots Christians that don’t approve of homosexuality, Islam, Catholicism, Mormonism, and/or abortion/Planned Parenthood/etc. are NOT *hateful*, they are WISE! For NONE of those things will bring a person into the heavenly city of “New Jerusalem” someday!

Not to mention ALL of those things are emotionally, physically, mentally, *psychologically* and spiritually damaging to the person who practices them! Therefore, attempting to help set a person FREE from those things in the name of Almighty Yeshua/Jesus Christ is NOT HATE but LOVE! Anyone/anything that says otherwise (Satan/popular culture/etc.) is either lying or trying to sell you something! MARK MY WORDS! 

“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” – John 3:16

 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom & instruction” – Proverbs 1:7

Modern Society’s Fascination With MURDER

In a previous post, I listed 20 popular songs that talked about murder (and the 20 songs were ONLY the tip of the iceberg, I narrowed it down to 20 for time/space purposes): songs that either bragged about it, hinted at it or joked about it. Note: You can read that post at the following link: https://yeshua777.wordpress.com/?s=20+popular+songs

However, just a few days ago, I heard about a fairly new TV show called “Getting Away with Murder”, with the word Murder made to look as if it was written in BLOOD! [Nevermind that Papa Roach already has a song entitled “Getting Away With Murder”!] And is it just ME or does anyone else out there in America or even in the world find this show and it’s premise TRULY SICKENING? ;(

A trailer for the show can be viewed at:

http://abc.go.com/shows/how-to-get-away-with-murder/video/most-recent/VDKA0_2jj5shi5

TV SHOW 2015

But then I started to wonder JUST HOW MANY TV shows portrayed/and/or joked about “murder” (rather it was explicitly stated in the plot lines or not). And the numbers were just STAGGERING!

666 Park Avenue
American Horror Story

Army Wives
Arrow
Banshee

Bates Motel
Beauty and the Beast
Being Human
Blue Bloods
Boardwalk Empire
Body of Proof

Bones
Boss
Breaking Bad
Burn Notice
Castle
Continuum

Copper
Covert Affairs
Criminal Minds
CSI
CSI: NY
Cult
Dallas

Da Vinci’s Demons
Deception
Dexter
Do No Harm
Elementary
Falling Skies
Flashpoint

Franklin and Bash
Fringe
Game of Thrones
Golden Boy
Gossip Girl
Grey’s Anatomy

Grimm
Hannibal
Haven
Hawaii Five-0

Hell on Wheels
Homeland
House of Cards
Hunted

Note: INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY has its very own TV channel DEDICATED to the glorification of murder!

It has SEVERAL shows about murder to boot! (41-42 some TV shows……UNBELIEVABLE!!!) 

Unusual Suspects, Cold Blood, Sins & Secrets, Murder Comes To Town, Deadly Women, Most Evil, A Crime to Remember, Fatal Vows, Happy Never After, Who the Bleep Did I Marry, Murder Book, Momsters: When Moms Go Bad, Dangerous Persuasions, Dark Minds, Dark Temptations, Dates From Hell, Dead of Night, Deadly Affairs, Deadly Sins, Evil Twins, Facing Evil with Candace DeLong, Fear Thy Neighbor, Frenemies: Loyalty Turned Lethal, Heartbreakers, Homicide Hunter, I (Almost) Got Away With It, I’d Kill For You, Last Seen Alive, Motives and Murders, My Dirty Little Secret, Nightmare Next Door, Nowhere to Hide, Obsession: Dark Desires, Scorned: Love Kills, See No Evil, Stalked: Someone’s Watching, Southern Fried Homicide, Surviving Evil, Swamp Murders, Secret Lives of Stepford Wives, Vanity Fair Confidential, Redrum, etc.

Justified
L&O: SVU
Last Resort
Leverage
Lilyhammer
Longmire

Luther
Mad Men
Magic City
Major Crimes
Merlin
Misfits

Monday Mornings*
Murder in the First

Nashville*
NCIS
NCIS: LA
Nikita
Once Upon a Time
Orphan Black

Perception
Person of Interest
Pretty Little Liars
Private Practice
Red Widow
Revenge
Revolution
Ripper Street
Rizolli and Isles

Rookie Blue
Salem

Scandal
Shameless
Sherlock
Sons of Anarchy
Southland
Spartacus

Spies of Warsaw
Supernatural
The Americans
The Borgias
The Following
The Glades

The Good Wife
The Hour
The Killing
The Lying Game
The Mentalist
The Mob Doctor

The Vampire Diaries
The Walking Dead
Top of the Lake
Touch
Treme
True Blood

True Justice
Unforgettable
Vegas
Vikings
White Collar
XIII
Zero Hour

The concept of “murder” is now starting to become SO “normal” and “widespread” in TV and in movies that it honestly scares me! For example, the movie trailers down below:

What is this world coming to? It’s only a matter of time before murder laws will be repealed by the courts. First, it will start off as “100% beyond a doubt NO murder charge for self-defense”. Then it’ll branch out from there. “No murder charge for killing the elderly at hospitals”, “no murder charge for killing children that parents were unable to care for”, “no murder charge for scorned wives or scorned husbands”, etc. etc.

In fact, there’ll be this whole new “campaign” someday to completely do away with our current justice system because, in some people’s eyes, it’s “just too old/outdated AND based on God’s law from the 10 commandments”……….in fact, there’ll be this FANATICAL national drive by Atheists/Humanists/Satanists for a type of “Hunger Games” type of society, if you will, where each individual person will get to decide for themselves what is right and what is wrong. And without a true justice system and true moral compass to guide people, by what measuring stick of morality will they judge themselves by?

If you think those days are still far off, think again! At the “Burning Man Festival” in Black Rock Desert, Nevada, they “draw a line” and when a person gets past that line, “there ARE no rules”. So quite frankly, it won’t be too long before “Burning Man’s *moral philosophy* — or lack of it, should I say — becomes the *mainstream philosophy* in today’s world! Because remember that people from all cultures and all walks of life go to this thing every year! So ofcourse, it’ll only be a matter of time before that *new-agey-no-morals* concept SPREADS to other countries and it becomes more like a *global UNCONSCIOUS/acceptance of darkness/Paganism/Satanism/New Age philosophy*!

We are heading into some very dark times ahead INDEED, folks, so get ready for that! Pretty soon, there won’t hardly be any morality left on this planet. Murder/homosexuality/sexuality/drugs/partying/money swindling is being GLORIFIED by the media NON-STOP. And even when people don’t agree with it, they just get SO USED to seeing it on the TV or in the movies/etc. that eventually, it doesn’t even seem that “abnormal” anymore. And that’s a VERY scary place to be in, INDEED!

When you hear on the news “so and so got shot today in front of a store” and you think to yourself “so what?” or “I don’t know the person, who cares?”, that’s a VERY bad sign that you are starting to lose your humanity and empathy towards others. But see? That’s what the MASS MEDIA (TV, movies, newspapers, magazines, online news) is DESIGNED to do. Because hey, the less humanity you have within you, the BETTER (for Satan and his demons, that is!)

But here’s what you CAN do the next time you hear about a shooting or what have ya. Think how YOU would feel if that were YOU or YOUR family! Then think about what that poor victim’s family is now going through! And whenever you see a murder on TV or in a movie, try thinking about the same thing: how would YOU feel if that were to happen to YOU or YOUR family? In other words, try to personalize it and MAKE it your business. Okay, if it’s real-life news, you might not’ve known that person or those people. But just think: it could’ve been YOU on that street corner that got shot. It could’ve been YOUR family member that got attacked in front of that store. And if it’s a TV show or movie, try imagining that the TV show or movie was about YOU and YOUR family, instead. How would YOU feel?

Several years ago, I read some sort of Christian blog post or news article that stated that one of these days, murder would become SO glamorized in our society that it wouldn’t even be seen as a crime anymore and that someday, people would kill pets or other people LIVE on TV for “shi*s and giggles” and that nobody would bat an eyelash. Please keep in mind that was around the year 2009 or so when I read that. And at the time, I thought to myself: “NO WAY! That could NEVER happen in today’s global society!”

But just how far ARE we from such a hellish reality? The number of movies and TV shows that *glamorize murder” already as it is, is ASTOUNDING! We are only in the very beginning stages, I’m afraid. But then again, that’s how the whole “model” works:

Stage 1 = Over-saturation

Stage 2 = Standardization

Stage 3 = Normalization

And I honestly can’t tell for the life of me if we’re in stage 1, stage 2, or a combination. And that’s pretty scary, INDEED! Then again, that’s how the “normalization” of homosexuality went about. In that exact pattern. And lets face it, prior to 2001, homosexuality was much frowned upon. Now, just 14 years later, speaking out AGAINST homosexuality is frowned upon. So how did public opinion change so quickly, just within the span of 14 years? The above 3 stages, that’s how.

Some people may remember back around the year 1997 when Ellen’s character came out as “gay”. While that helped start the tide of events for the LGBT Movement, it wasn’t really until the year 2002 or so that attitudes starting “softening” towards homosexuals. And now, in the year 2015, gay marriage is EVERYWHERE! I never would’ve thought in a MILLION years, as a child back in 1985, that homosexuality would be someday be taught in the schools, that kindergarteners in Germany would be taught sex ed, and that gay MARRIAGES would be taking place all across the country! (Heck, in 1985, I didn’t even know what a “homosexual” even WAS!)

But the biggest problem I’ve had with homosexuality is the PUBLIC PROMOTION of it. Why have to “promote” something if there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it? Where a person “sticks it” should be kept in the privacy of their own home, PERIOD! If a person wants to perpetually sin and end up in the lake of fire someday, that’s their choice and I can not change them! But there’s absolutely NO need for that person to yell on every street corner and in EVERY public venue: “I’m gay!” So so and so is gay/pro-sin and…..??????

I’m not trying to sound heartless there and please forgive me but why have to publicly PROMOTE something that is *so-called* “normal”? See, that’s the catch, there. Straight married people don’t HAVE to justify their actions with the mass media and public venue because they’re ALREADY justified in the eyes of God and man, whereas, active homosexuals are NOT justified by God in any way!  Just because two men and two women get “married” by mankind/human clergy does NOT mean that they’re considered married in the eyes of God! Sad but true.

While all these modern-day movies and TV shows glorify “murder”, homosexuality, and the promotion of it, in and of itself, glorifies SODOMY!

Okay, back to the topic at hand. The POINT I’m trying to make is that, if attitudes about homosexuality and gay marriage can change THAT quickly within a 10-14 year time span, then I wonder how much longer it’ll be before “murder” becomes a “right” and “normal” (both in the eyes of the mass media and in people’s minds and hearts).

Just look at the movie “Hunger Games”, in and of itself. Since WHEN did humans killing other humans become “entertainment”? Does anyone else find that concept TOTALLY SICKENING? People are just RAVING about how “good” the movie is, giving it 5-star ratings and what not but many people are FAILING to see the bigger picture, here and that’s THIS: the powers that be (those that adhere to the DARKNESS/Satan) are TRYING to PROGRAM and DESENSITIZE humans into murder and they’re doing it BY those types of movies and TV programs. If you think I’m paranoid or just making this up, go ahead and look on Youtube and see how many people are doing “parody” videos of some of these shows/movies. It’s totally sickening! 😦

Society is SO far fallen and SO far gone from God/Jesus Christ that I’m now starting to think it’s only a matter of DAYS or MONTHS before Jesus Christ returns to the Earth! But once Jesus Christ returns, that’s it, there’s NO 2nd chances! So you must decide for yourself: whom do you live for? Do you live for God/Jesus Christ/the light OR do you live for lust/sin/Satan/darkness/demons?

This isn’t a game, folks! This is your SOUL we’re talking about, here! Your ETERNITY! And WHERE you spend that eternity WILL depend on one thing and one thing, ONLY: do you live FOR Jesus Christ or AGAINST Jesus Christ? There are two ways and two ways, ONLY! One path leads to ETERNAL FLAMES OF TORMENT and one path leads to ETERNAL PARADISE. Which path will YOU follow? You can’t change your mind at the last minute, as Jesus won’t let you! You either live for him or against him and your decision will affect you for ALL ETERNITY! So choose wisely.

 

 


 

 

Two Paths and Two Paths, ONLY!!!!!

There is GREAT DECEPTION going on in the world today and one of THE biggest deceptions of our time is the FALSE BELIEF that “there’s many paths to God”!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lb2RUpMDk34

But according to the bible, there are TWO PATHS and Two Paths, ONLY that one can take and it’s either the path leading TO Jesus Christ that leads to Salvation/Eternal Life or the path AGAINST Jesus Christ that leads to ETERNAL CONDEMNATION IN THE FLAMES! There IS no other way!

So essentially, in a nutshell, the TRUE motto becomes “turn or burn”.

ALL world religions outside of true, biblical Christianity have ONE thing in common: they ALL reject the deity of Jesus Christ and they ALL lead to ETERNAL CONDEMNATION IN THE FLAMES! Mormons believe Joseph Smith is just AS important if not MORE important than Jesus Christ! Catholics believe the “virgin Mary” is just as important if not MORE important than Jesus Christ! Muslims believe that Jesus Christ was NOT the Son of God and was NOT crucified or resurrected (even in spite of actual, historical evidence and non-Christian accounts that prove them wrong)……

Jehovah’s Witnesses falsely predicted the end of the world in 1914, along with various other “false prophecies”, Hindus believe Brahma is in everyone and everything, Buddhists believe Buddha was a god (even though Buddha himself would be APPALLED if he knew he had been elevated to “god-like status”), Satanists/Luciferians believe that Satan is the true god of the bible instead of Jesus Christ, Humanists believe in themselves and not in God, Atheists don’t believe in God, Pagans believe everything that goes AGAINST true, biblical Christianity, Wiccans/New Ageists believe in things CONDEMNED by the bible, and all OTHER religions other than true, biblical Christianity lead to THE ETERNAL FLAMES OF TORMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jesus Christ HIMSELF said in John 14:6 (as a response to someone’s question in the bible about eternal life, I believe): “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father [eternal Paradise/Salvation], but by me“. So what does THAT mean, in translation? It means there’s one way and one way, ONLY to Salvation/Eternal Life. All OTHER paths outside of Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ, ALONE lead to ETERNAL CONDEMNATION IN THE FLAMES!

Now, it might seem a bit cruel to some that ONLY those that adhere to true, biblical Christianity (and true faith in the Lord Jesus) will be granted Salvation/Eternal Life but consider THIS: God the Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, the Holy Son of God [who sits at the Heavenly Father’s right-hand throne], gives people TONS and TONS and TONS of “chances” and “warnings” and “preachings” and “signs” and “miracles” and “wonders” throughout their lifetimes. And so IF, by the end of their life, they STILL decide that they “don’t need Jesus Christ or salvation” and are THEN designated for eternal condemnation as a result, how is that GOD’S fault? Answer: it’s not. It’s the person’s OWN fault for NOT adhering to God’s many, many, MANY warnings that God gave them throughout their entire lifetimes!

But yet, I can picture some of them, NOW……..someday standing before the judgement seat of God/Jesus Christ and saying: “Warnings? What warnings? You never gave me any warnings!!!!!” and he will likely say to them in response something along the lines of: “You saw many pro-gospel signs and billboards, heard many Christians speak on movies and in TV programs, saw many Christian writings on the internet, were warned by your Christian friends, coworkers and family members, saw or heard of Christian movies at the theatre or on TV, came across many news stories about Christians and Christian beliefs, came across many things that *mocked* me or the bible (and yet, never bothered to truly investigate about me and/or the bible)….”

“You came across people referencing the bible but never bothered to look up the passages for yourselves, saw many, many signs and wonders in nature, never bothered to wonder about all the “miracles” in your life, never bothered to wonder about the origin of life, etc.”! And it’s then, at that very moment in time, that those poor folks will be put to shame by the Lord Jesus Christ and they will immediately look back with much fear and trepidation and sadness in their hearts/souls/minds and wish SO DESPERATELY then, at that very moment, that they had listened to and heeded all his “warnings” in their life! But by then, their fates will be sealed for eternity and it’ll be too late! ;(

So please: I beg of you. If you haven’t come to a saving knowledge of Salvation/Jesus Christ, please submit yourself to Jesus Christ, TODAY! Tomorrow is not guaranteed! We never know when we’re going to die! Time is of the essence!

But know this: if you DON’T submit yourself to Jesus Christ and you die tonight or someday soon and end up in eternal condemnation as a result, don’t blame me. For I’ve warned you!

“I pray that ALL souls that read this will become saved in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and also that he will bless them and keep them for eternity. Amen”.

 

 

 

 

12 Most Important Aspects of the Christian Faith:

The 12 MOST IMPORTANT aspects of the Christian faith are as follows:

1). TO PRAISE THE LORD & Learning to Overcome Times We’re Feeling UNGRATEFUL/ANGRY Towards The Lord so THAT we become GRATEFUL to The Lord for all that he’s done in our lives!

2). TO TRUST IN THE LORD & Learning to Overcome Times When We’re Feeling DISTRUST towards The Lord or distrust for the fact that he’ll do the things he SAYS in the bible or otherwise tells us he will do!

3). TO FAITHFULLY SERVE THE LORD & Learning to Overcome Times When “We Just Don’t Feel Like Serving the Lord” (for whatever reason……”I’ve got too much schoolwork to do”, “it’s football season”, “work’s been hectic lately”, etc.)!

4). TO BELIEVE *IN* THE LORD & Learning to Overcome A LACK OF FAITH *IN* The Lord! (This one is HUGE! For imagine what would’ve happened to the ancient Israelites if Moses had a COMPLETE lack of faith in the Lord or what would’ve happened if Abraham hadn’t had enough faith in the Lord and had actually GONE through with sacrificing Isaac (the chosen seed) in the Old Testament! Those 2 examples illustrate how just ONE person’s lack of faith can *potentially* have devastating results!)

5). TO READ (AND MEDITATE ON) THE BIBLE **OFTEN** & Learning to Overcome the Times “We Just Don’t Feel Like Reading the Bible”! (Again, this one’s also huge! For if you don’t even READ the bible and know what’s in there, front to back – Old Testament to New Testament, Satan and his minions and all the “false teachers” out there can VERY EASILY deceive you since you won’t have the spiritual discernment to know what’s in the bible and what isn’t! So be careful, folks!)

6). TO STUDY THE BIBLE & Not Just “Know” the Bible! (For Anyone Can Quote Scripture or “Know” Scripture but yet, not EVERYONE is able to take the bible and actually APPLY IT TO THEIR VERY LIVES!)

7). TO PRAY & Learning to Overcome The Times in Our Lives When We Feel Like “I Don’t NEED to Pray to God About Anything In My Life Right Now, For I Already HAVE Everything I Need!” (That spiritual attitude of ours that we get from time to time is DEADLY! For it leads to ALL Sin and UNGRATEFULNESS! Satan is EVER-SO-HAPPY when we STOP PRAYING, because it draws us AWAY from Jesus Christ & makes Satan HAPPY WITH GLEE, whenever this happens in our lives! So don’t let Satan win! PRAY CONTINUALLY IN YOUR LIVES!)

8). TO GET BAPTIZED IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST! (Again, this one’s IMPORTANT: for it’s meant to represent the ceremonial washing away of sins and meant to be a “public declaration” of one’s faith and being “set apart” from the unbelieving/unbaptized world. Now: if someone dies before being baptized, but believed with all their heart, souls and mind in Jesus Christ, will THAT person be saved? I would say yes. But for all the people who HAVE a chance to get baptized — (FULL WATER IMMERSION, NOT “SPRINKLING” SINCE “SPRINKLING” IS UN-BIBLICAL, FOLKS!) — you should get baptized since it’s commanded 7+ times in the bible!

9). TO SPREAD/SHARE THE GOSPEL WITH ALL PEOPLES AND ALL NATIONS ***AND*** TO HELP THOSE IN NEED & Learning To Overcome The Times “We Just Don’t Feel Like Sharing the Gospel With Others”! (Remember all the “lost sheep” out there and remember all the “lost souls” out there who haven’t yet come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, yet. THEY should be your focus. And if they won’t “listen to you”, drop the conversation, move on to another person who might be open to hearing the gospel and then later come back and continually/daily pray for that person. Our God is an awesome God and he answers all diligent prayers of the saints! (that is, to say, you and me). Everyone has a conversion story. What’s YOURS? Share it with the world and don’t wait! (Time is of the essence).

10). TO SPIRITUALLY ENDURE UNTIL HE [JESUS CHRIST] COMES AGAIN ON THE EARTH! (And this is important since, though it’s tempting, we can’t just give up at the first sign of trouble or persecution. For imagine if we were all on a large battlefield and Satan and his demon spirits and ALL non-believers and FALSE TEACHERS were on ONE end of the battlefield and WE were on the OTHER end of the battle field. Okay, now imagine that Satan has given orders for them all to charge at us FULL SPEED AHEAD!

Now imagine that Jesus Christ is standing in the “center” of us, no fear, not moving, not even yet speaking. SOME people on our side are going to become DEATHLY AFRAID (even with Jesus standing right there, in the midst of us) and are going to either run and break ranks or sit down on the ground with their hands up saying “we surrender! we surrender! please don’t hurt us!”while in the meantime, Satan is laughing hysterically with GLEE *AS* he and his demons take the “I surrender” people as “CAPTIVES/PRISONERS OF SPIRITUAL WAR” while Jesus Christ is mourning the loss of them and praying in his great heavenly name for them to come back!)

And SOME folks are just gonna be neutral, not really proclaiming to “fight” for EITHER side (they’re being what’s called “spiritually lukewarm”) and it’s THESE folks that Jesus Christ will be MOST ANGRY at, since they won’t clearly pick either side to “fight” on!

Yet, OTHERS of us on our side of the battle field are going to look over at Jesus, wait for his command and then COUNTER CHARGE with all the faith that they possibly have and can muster. And yes, it being a spiritual battle, they’re likely gonna suffer a wound here, a wound there and might even get knocked down a time or two. Or three. But it’s how they come back AFTER their “wounds” and HOW FAST they come back after their “wounds” that determine if they successfully “stay on course” or not, as the spiritual battle rages on! 

11). To LEARN BY EXAMPLE from the Prophets of Old in the Old Testament and by the Disciples/Jesus Christ/etc. in The New Testament! (Many of us can LEARN from the prophets of the Old Testament and from Jesus Christ & his disciples in the New Testament. The Prophets of Old in the Old Testament had both their strengths AND their weaknesses, which we today can DEFINITELY learn from! Just like we can also learn from the strengths & weaknesses of Jesus’ disciples in the New Testament, as well! Oftentimes we forget that the Old Testament prophets and even Jesus’s own disciples were normal human beings, just like us, with thoughts, feelings, and emotions, and occasionally, YES, sin in their life! And how they each individually DEALT with those sins or had their sins DEALT WITH by the Lord can serve as a powerful reminder and teaching tool to us ALL!)

12). To REPENT OF ALL SIN(S) ***AND*** TO FORGIVE THOSE WHO HAVE HURT US!

Further explained:

1). We should always be praising God/Jesus Christ for all that he’s done (not only for the creation of the world and the universe and the heavens but also for what he’s done for the ancient Israelites during the Old Testament and also what Jesus Christ has done for the peoples of the New Testament, as well as what he’s done for us (and/or other people) in our own lives!)

2). We can’t just PRAY for the Lord to do something, we must TRUST that he (in his own due divine time) will do it! We must TRUST that he knows what’s best for us in our lives and trust and wait on HIS timing and not our OWN timing! For it stands to reason: if he created the Earth & the heavens, he TRULY knows what’s best for us and when, does he not? 😉

3). We must SERVE (& love) the Lord with all our heart, all our mind, and all our strength! We can’t just READ his words in the bible, we must also OBEY them! For Jesus Christ said in John 14:15 “ If ye love me, keep my commandments“. And by serving others (such as, helping out those who are less fortunate than us, for example), we are in effect, serving God!

4). We must BELIEVE that Jesus Christ died for our sins on the cross and that God the Heavenly Father resurrected him on the 3rd day, as it was written and that 40 days later, he ascended back up to heaven to be on the right hand side of God the Heavenly Father (as was witnessed by several of eyewitnesses in the New Testament).

5). We must not just KNOW the bible but we must READ the bible, in order to have TRUE SPIRITUAL GROWTH. For if you don’t know the bible or what’s in there, you’ll be susceptible to just about ANY false teaching there is, out there!

6). We must not just READ the bible, we must also STUDY the bible, IN GREAT DETAIL! (Even the good Lord himself ENCOURAGED us to study the scriptures in John 5:39 “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me” and in 2 Timothy 3:16 “ All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness”.

7). We must constantly PRAY for the things we need in life (ESPECIALLY for the forgiveness of our sins)!

8). There are 7+ bible passages which state that baptism is NECESSARY for the “ceremonial” washing away of sins! [1 Peter 3:21, Galatians 3:27, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Romans 6:3-6, Acts 16: 31-33, Acts 8:35-38, Acts 2:38, Mark 16:16, Mark 1:4-5, Mark 28:19-20, etc.) **Note: Mark 3:13-17 and Mark 1:9-11, and John 1:29-33 all show how we are to have a FULL IMMERSION BAPTISM (in a river, bathtub, or swimming pool, etc), NOT A SPRINKLING!!!!!!)

9). Matthew 28:19 states: Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost”. In other words, Jesus Christ says we are to SPREAD and SHARE the gospel amongst ALL people and ALL nations! **We’re ALSO supposed to help others that are in need!** During the Great White Throne Judgement, Jesus Christ will judge each and every one of us (not only by our faith) but also by HOW WELL we abided in the bible and helped others in need! So if you see a homeless person somewhere, don’t ignore them!  

10). Matthew 24:13 states: But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved”. In other words, Jesus Christ warned us in the bible that we would have/experience persecution in this world, reminding us that he himself suffered it, first. However, he promises that he will reward the overcomers! So we must spiritually endure and occupy ourselves until he comes to the Earth again!

Remember that everything of this Earth and on this Earth is ONLY TEMPORARY and that someday soon, the Lord God will create a NEW HEAVENS AND A NEW EARTH! Also please remember that as soon as the CURRENT heavens and Earth pass away, the ONLY thing that will matter is your spiritual relationship (or lack of one) with the Lord Jesus Christ! And your spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ or lack of one, or lack of a GOOD one, will determine where you are placed to go, FOR ALL ETERNITY!

And the return of Jesus Christ to the Earth for his saints is IMMINENT! So I pray: if you’re not 100% ready with Jesus Christ today, then please get ready. Time is of the essence! We never know when we’re going to die and/or when Jesus Christ is gonna return for his true “church” (the saints). So we need to constantly pray that we will be ready!

11). It’s funny how modern day Christians tend to look at King David and Samuel and Jesus’s disciples with this sensationalized view, and hold them up on a pedestal, totally forgetting the fact that they all had sins and “faults”, just like you and I. Therefore, actually READING the bible and reading the FULL STORY on each disciple and each Old Testament prophet sort’ve helps put things in true perspective. Not ONE of them was perfect, save for Jesus Christ himself, who was born without sin. Then again, Jesus Christ is more than just a mere “prophet” of God, he’s the Alpha & Omega, the first and the last! The name above all other names! The only begotten Son of God! The True Vine! The Way, The Truth & the Life! The Everlasting God!

12). We must REPENT of our sins in order to have a new life in Jesus Christ! Because without repentance, there’s NO Salvation! For repentance is NECESSARY for Salvation! We must also forgive others who’ve hurt us! For Jesus said in the bible that if WE don’t forgive others that have hurt us or someone close to us, that WE ourselves won’t be forgiven since Jesus can’t let ANY sin into his heavenly kingdom! Holding a grudge against someone = Hate and Hate = Murder in our hearts, according to Jesus Christ Almighty! 

I pray that all souls that read this will either come to know Jesus Christ today or GET 100% ready with Jesus Christ today, if they already know him. In Jesus’s name, Amen.