Saturday, July 23, 2016

What Can Wash Away Our Sins

The Blood of Jesus Christ His Son Cleanseth us from all sin [1 John 1-7]

 If you notice the above verse did not say "shall cleanse" meaning sometime in the future your sins will be taken away but it says "cleanseth" meaning right now. Forgiveness of {all} sin is for now this present time. It is a privilege for today, this very hour. The very second a person who is a sinner calls out to Jesus and ask for forgiveness, putting his trust in him that person is one hundred percent forgiven and he is set free from his sins. 

It is so sad when some Christians put there salvation in other things instead of that precious Blood of God's Son. Some people and denominations will credit their salvation to the blood and works. We as Christians should have works if we proclaim Christ as our Savior, but works will not save you and it did not save me. I pass out tracts, write articles, visit the sick, go to church, do things for people who need help, and other things, but that does not save me. Only by the blood of Jesus Christ the battle has been won.

Some other denominations will tell you that you must be baptized in water to be saved. One man once told me if I was not baptized in water immediately after I was saved, I just went down to the alter a sinner and came up a sinner. How deceived he was. The blood that Jesus shed for me on that old cross cleansed me from all sin and set me free. It was the Blood of my Savior that saved my soul.

Yes there are some who believe that baptism washes away sins. This is not scriptural. The Bible says, "Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood" (Rev. 1:5). When one hears the Word, the Holy Spirit takes the word and convicts or sin, of righteousness, of judgment and works godly sorrow which brings repentance and faith; faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Our sins are washed away in His blood and not by water.

Later I was baptized in water with other converts from the Church of God that I was attending. We went on a church bus to a pond and proclaimed our salvation as we went under. It was a beautiful day, we sang songs about our Savior, we praised His name, but it was not the water that saved any of us. It was the Blood that Jesus Christ Shed on the cross.

Even though water baptism does not save a person it is an outward showing of a finished work on the inside of us. We are showing the world that we have been redeemed by the Blood of Jesus. If you are a Christian saved by the Blood of Jesus Christ and there is a chance for you to be baptized in water, do it. 

Then there are other denominations that say you must be baptized in the Holy Ghost before you can be saved and go to heaven. There are other denominations that say that you must walk through a door at a certain time and they have a name for the door, which none of it is true or scriptural. Some say you must be of a certain denomination or go to a certain church to be saved. It is by the Blood that was shed by Jesus Christ on Calvary that we are saved and nothing else.  "without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins."

What can wash away those sins, dear friends? Nothing but the blood of Jesus, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. What can wash away my sins, nothing but the blood of Jesus? What can make me whole again, nothing but the blood of Jesus? So, there is no remission outside the blood of Jesus. You cannot mix blood and water, or blood and church membership, or blood and works, or any other thing, simply through faith in the blood of Jesus Christ do we have remission of our sins. Praise God for salvation by grace through faith in the finished work of Christ

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Bringing God’s Glory Back To A Fallen Nation

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (Chronicles 7-14)

Most Americans realize and can see that our country is in a state of chaos which is fast leading to anarchy. Madness, confusion, pandemonium, and turmoil already prevail in this country and it is getting worse every day. People do not feel safe in their own homes. As a Christian we can get a better grip or view of what is really happening in America. What we are seeing is the Bible version of what is happening in America, or better yet warning of; “We Reap What We Sow” For some people it may be hard to understand but not for the true followers of Jesus Christ. As a nation we are truly reaping what we are sowing, or have already sowed and it is not good. You cannot go against God’s Word and think you will not reap the whirlwind.

I know that you have heard this many times and more than once from me, but it needs to be said again; America was founded on God’s Word and because of that we have prospered as a nation. Our laws, justice system, government, and our way of life were all based on Christianity. We could see that Word in our schools, court houses, and all government buildings. As long as these were there and we served the Lord we prospered as a nation and there was peace and prosperity. God granted His grace on America and because of His Grace our country has prospered and America became a great nation.

Now every presents of God has been removed from our schools, our court houses, and government buildings. America has gone against God’s Word. We as a nation have murdered millions of unborn babies. We have sold their body parts and discarded what was left. Babies that God knew, while they were still in the mother’s womb that were murdered and disposed of like trash. America will be held accountable for this sin. We wonder why America is in the shape that it is in.

 God has said, more than once in His Word, in the Old Testament and the New Testament that man having sex with a man is a abomination. Then there are women having sex with other women. Our children in school are told that it is just a different life style. Anybody that believes and okays this as an excepted life style is deceived and their minds are seared.  It is the same thing as trying to put square pegs into round holes. As a Bible believing, born again, American I know what happened to Sodom for this sin and judgment is coming to America for the same sin if there is no repentance.

For the past 7 ½ years we have had a president who is evil and there is no other way of saying it. He is evil. Let me qualify that statement. He has stated the Bible is out of date, makes fun of some of the scriptures and just recently has light up the outside of the white House with red, yellow, and blue lights in support of the homosexual community. Now he has signed a law that allows men to use a woman’s bathrooms because they feel like they are a woman in a man’s body. The sad fact is people who claim to be Christians voted for this man knowing what he believed in. They turned their back on God and His Word. Judgment is coming and woe to the ones it is coming upon.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

AMERICA: It Is Your Last Call!

The American people need to wake up from their sleep of eternal death and eternal damnation. It is, or soon will be, the last call for America. If you love your country then it is time to truly wake up from the sleep of death and shake off the wickedness that has overwhelmed this country. It is a time for much fasting and prayer. The American people have been so indifferent to the wickedness and sins in this country that these sins are multiplying the wickedness in the country. Some churches are now calling evil good. They have turned from Christ, the Cross, and that blood that was spilled there. They have put their faith in money, the government, and other things that were once called sin.
We have leaders (in the church as well as the government) that call bad good and good bad. What was once a sin is now the normal thing in our country. Homosexuals and lesbians are called a different life style. In most states they can now legally be married and are being married in churches who proclaim to be the Lord's servants. God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. The sad part about it is that natural itself tells a person that this is wrong. America is murdering unborn babies by the thousands and it is called birth control. God calls it murder! He knows who we are, even when we are in the womb. America's president (Obama) states that some of the Bible is not for today, poking fun at some of the scriptures. Some people think hr is, or call him the messiah, which is pure blasphemy.  Wickedness is multiplying in America and God's judgments are starting to fall on the country and most people do not even have a glue or even know what is happening. For them it is let us eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow they may die. So sad! The truth is, when you die (a physical death) your life is not over.
With hardly any protest at all Americans and the church have let all types of filth such as certain types of movies (ones that would never be permitted years ago), magazines, violent cartoons, and video games to be exposed to our children until such stuff degenerates their minds until many do not know right from wrong. All Americans can see the results of these things. We can see it on TV every night. As long as these things are permitted the will in the minds of our children and their parents against these things will be broken. As long as these things are permitted we will have thieves who steal, murders, mass killings, rapist, uncontrollable lust, infidels, traitors, sluggards (people who will not work), blasphemers, and people who are against the Word of God. Millions of Americans are being deceived by these things, as well as being deceived by the evil government that is in control of this country. leaders who would be god if they could get away with it. Our leaders have turned everything that is true, good, and holy, into something that is not for today. This stinks in the nostrils of our God.
America as a nation has become sick and depraved from top to bottom and needs to repent like Nineveh before it is too late. America's cup of iniquity is full and judgments is coming to the home and the land of the once free. Are we going to let these sins and our depraved leaders destroy us and our country? Anybody who reads the Bible knows God's word and know the ones who commit such things are worthy of death, and the ones who have pleasure in them, also. (Romans 1: 29-32). There is a day coming, soon, the judgments where every person must give an account for their deeds. Be not deceived America: You will reap what you so" America needs a revival that starts with you and me!

If God Be For Us, Who Can Be Against Us?

It is impossible for any human words to express the full measure of this delightful statement, “God is for me.” He was for us before the universe was made. He was for us when He gave His well beloved son for us. He was for us when He struck the only Begotten and laid the full weight of His wrath on Him; He was for us, though “against Him”. He was for us when we were ruined in the Fall; He loved us despite all.

 He was for us when we were rebels, defying Him with clenched fist. He was for us when He led us to humbly seek His face. He has been with us in many struggles; we have been summoned to encounter a multitude of dangers, and we have been assailed by internal and external temptations. How could we have remained unharmed to this hour if He was not for us? He is for us with the infinity of His being, the omnipotence of His love, and the infallibility of his wisdom.

 He is for us, arrayed in all His divine attributes. He is eternally and unchangeably for us. He will be for us when the blue skies are rolled up like a worn out garment. He will be for us throughout eternity. Because He is for us, our prayers will always secure His help. “When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back.” This is not a uncertain hope, but a well grounded assurance: “this I know.” I will direct my prayer to God and will look to Him for the answer, assured that it will come and my enemies will be defeated, for God is foe me.”  O believer, how happy you are with the King of Kings on your side! How safe you are with such a Protector! How sure is your cause, when it is pleaded by such a Advocate! “If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31)

 From Charles Spurgeon’s Book “Morning & Evening

Friday, July 15, 2016

Make Believe Christians

But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. [Revelation 2:6]

The Nicolaitans,(or as we would call them today "make believe Christians", were a sect of people in Bible days that were Gnostics and they departed from the Word of God just like the church today. They had a form of Godness but They  practiced and taught impure and immoral doctrines that went against the teachings of the church and the Word of God, such as committing adultery and fornication, having a community of wives to share and then saying it was not sin. They did all this while still going to the synagogue to worship the Lord.   The phase "which I also hate" gives to us, (Those who read God's Word), in no uncertain terms, the Lord's position as it regards the deeds of the Nicolaitans. Anyone can see. if they had spiritual eyes and believed in God's Word that they were living contrary to the word of God. We read this in the book of Psalms:"through your precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way." {Psalms 119:104]

We have in America today make believe Christians or if you please  "Nicolaitans" just like in Bible days, people who sit in the Churches of our Lord and think that it is okay to have abortion on demand, for homosexuals to be married to each other and in some churches stand behind the sacred desk and preach the word of God. Some who do not believe in abortion or homosexual marriage will go against their belief and the teachings of the church to vote for people like Obama to lead this country, who also teach and pass laws to promote these false ways. Some voted for him because of his skin color without looking at his heart. The Lord hates what these make believe Christians are doing (It is sin) and they will answer to him for it if they do not repent. 

Gnostics, in Bible days, thought that they were pure because of their knowledge. Whenever they practiced what others called sin or evil they thought they were not doing anything wrong. Such thinking is in direct opposition to God's Word and our Christian faith, no matter if it was in Bible days or it is in our day. People think today that if they are a member of a denomination or church group then they can do what they want.

It is sad when a Christian will turn away from the teachings of the church to vote for a person or a political party that go against the teachings found in the Word of God or refuses to have God as a part of their platform, because of the material things that they might receive or because of what political party they belong to, or a persons skin color. To vote for such people is the same thing as saying it is alright for these leaders to go against God's word. What will their excuse be when they stand before the Lord?

 It is time for all that believe in the Lord Jesus to put on the whole armor of God and have the courage to walk in the truth and the true light of the Lord. Christians cannot let the make believe Christians {the Nicolaitans]  in America to hinder and stop true Christians from restoring what God has ordained in His church and in the land of the free and the brave.  It is time to stand up for Jesus, His teachings, and be counted!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

When A Nation Thumbs Its Nose At God

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5-20)
All decent law abiding citizens need to look at America and its present way of life to see how our country is completely thumbing its nose at our God and His warnings to us through His Word. The degree of apostasy in America is totally shocking and unbelievable. Most people in our country do not know what sin is or to make it plainer the difference between right and wrong.
When a person is too lazy to work in our country it is called good and the reward for this laziness is with welfare and government benefits while the hard working people who work and provide for their families and some work enough to become rich and that is called bad. Because the liberals in this country say this is bad, the rich people and the person who works hard every day must be taxed to give their money to people who don’t work because that is what is good and right. The lazy in America get free everything from free food to free cell phones, free rent, free everything and it is called good by our government. This is the opposite of scriptural teaching that if a man doesn’t work, he doesn’t eat. This does not mean we are not to help the ones who are truly poor.
In today’s America if you are a pure virgin, a chaste woman you are seen as bad and a women who dresses and acts the part of a whore is good. Her pictures are on TV, magazines, and you name it. An unwed mother gets all kinds of benefits from the government because she has had a child and is not married. The government calls this good, and a woman who is married and trying to make ends meet are not given the same breaks because she is married and this is bad, what is wrong with that picture? This is not putting down the single woman but the system by which the government penalizes the married women. It has nothing to do with the woman personalty. People thought the Marlboro man was good and the man taking his children to church was bad. Marriage that was once solely between man and woman is now called bad because homosexual or same-sex marriage must have the same right. It is called good. Even though the scriptures call it sin people and our government are calling it good. Churches are marrying same sex people and calling it good when the Bible calls it sin in other words bad. God’s judgment is coming and soon.
Killing some types of animals, birds, whales, etc is called bad and evil but the murdering of innocent, babies that are still in the mother’s womb by abortion is called good. Not long ago a lion was shot in Africa and there was a public cry against it. A gorilla was shot in a zoo to protect a child and the public once again cried out, calling it bad. At the same time we were told of unborn baby parts being sold by Planned Parent Hood and that was good. America will most certainly pay for this crime against our Lord. America is now embracing transgenders and calling it good.  What will be next? Will it be sex with animals or being married to an animal? Do not laugh at that statement because whoever thought that a man would be allowed to use a woman’s bathroom? We are fast becoming a nation without God!
America is on a downward spiral with sin and as we all can see it is picking up speed as it goes. America, as a nation considers its self to be  civilized, and educated, but the truth is she is spiritually dead.
And this is just scratching the surface. So with America embracing evil and shunning good, is it any wonder we have so many problems today? How could we have so quickly changed from a nation embracing God and morality to a country literally begging to be destroyed by sins that are being called good? The scripture at the top of this article needs to be repeated “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Forget Not All His Benefits

It is a delightful and profitable occupation to mark the hand of God in the lives of ancient saints and to observe His goodness in delivering them, His mercy in pardoning them, and his faithfulness in keeping His covenant with them. But would it not be more interesting and profitable for us to notice the hand of God in our own lives? Should we not look on our own history as being at least as full of God, as full of His goodness and of his truth, as much a proof of His faithfulness and veracity, as the lives of any of the saints who have gone before?

We do our Lord a injustice when we suppose that He wrought all his mighty acts and showed Himself strong for those in early times, but does not perform wonders or "bare His Holy arm" (Isaiah 52:10) for the saints who are now on the earth. Let us view our own lives. Surely in these we may discover some happy incidents, refreshing to ourselves and glorifying to our God.

Have you had no deliverances? Have you passed through no rivers, supported by the divine presence? Have festations? Have you no choice favors? The God who gave Solomon the desire of his heart, has he never listen to you and answered your request? The God of lavish bounty of whom David sang, "Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things" (Psalms 103:5), has He never satiated you with fatness?

Have you never been made to lie down in green pastures? Have you never been lead by the still waters? Surely the goodness of God has been the same to us as to the saints of old. Let us, weave His mercies into a song. Let us take the pure gold of thankfulness and the jewels of praise and make them into another crown for the head of Jesus. Let our souls give forth music as sweet and as exhilarating as came from David's harp, while we praise the Lord whose mercy endures forever.

From Charles Spurgeon's Book "Morning & Evening"

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Standing For The Truth

 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. (Daniel 3:17-18)
This is one of the strongest examples of steadfast faith in the Bible.  Notice how carefully the three Hebrew children answered Nebuchadnezzar and also notice how they were,  able to be delivered themselves from his hand. The same way the Hebrew children were delivered God can and will deliver those who have the faith to believe.

I truly believe that it is coming to the time that all Christians need this kind of faith. The Hebrew children were accused of not bowing down to and worshiping the image, but the real reason was the Chaldeans hated the Hebrew Children. That is the real reason for this accusation. Just as the Hebrew children were hated then, we as Christians are hated now.

The same thing is coming upon Christians or even worse could happen to them in today’s world.  We are being hated more everyday even by our own government. In some circles we are called terrorist and worse for standing up for what we believe in. The enemy has already reached our shores. He is in the White House, The government, our communities, and even our churches.  It is no time to be a luke warm Christian. It is time to stand up and put on the whole armor of God.

Listen fellow Christian right now, in America we may not have to face the decision to die for our faith, but it is coming and soon. Every day each and every one of us must face the decision to live for it. We must have that determination and resolve to go all the way with Jesus.  Jesus is the way, the truth, and the light. There is no other way.

We have so much deception in the world and even in the churches. Look what is being passed out to us as being good. There is the one world government, Chrislam (the deadly heresy of Chrislam which denies Jesus as the only way. The people in these churches are deceived and think they are doing a good thing. We have homosexual being married and ordained in our churches, when the Bible speaks against the sin That is just some of the things that are happening and deceiving many Christians. We as Christians must take our stand for the Gospel. Stand up for Jesus! We have our marching orders in the Holy Scriptures. Know and understand what the Bible says.

We must be like the three Hebrew children. They would not bow; they would not budge; and guess what: THEY DID NOT BURN!