Sunday, December 20, 2020

JESUS gives a PROMISE

 

John 14:2 

King James Version

2 In my Father's house are many mansions: 

if it were not so, 

I would have told you. 

I go to prepare a place 

for you.


What a wonderful message from the LORD!

I woke up from a dream this morning, knowing I had created an article in it, and was sharing it, giving hope, where there was hope.

That's how my dreams are, vivid, and real.

And I don't open my eyes till I've committed ALL the details to memory.

Thing is, the verse that gave hope wasn't immediately apparent.

Had to be sure.

So I prayed to JESUS, and asked WHICH verse was it?

Right away, the verse above came forth.

And I share it with you right away!

The LORD loves us all.

If He didn't, He wouldn't have given up His life, so we may live.

That's LOVE.

Every day we breathe, we are given a chance to reconcile with the LORD.

It's really time for us to heed the LORD's CALL now, not later, for we do not have the luxury of time.

Let not the world continue to compromise your soul.

Come back to JESUS now!

He is preparing a place for His TRUE BELIEVERS.

I don't mind if it's the simplest "room" -- not even a house -- so long as I'm WITH the LORD!

And I'd want you, and all my loved ones, to have their place in GOD's heart, too!


Updated 24 January 2022


Friday, December 11, 2020

HOW a PRAYER is ANSWERED

 

I had a question, early this morning.

What's to happen to the world?

And this came forth from the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD, as if completing the questions in my mind:

What is happening to the world?

What are we to do?

How do we get people back to God?


For sometime now, every time I pray to JESUS, an answer is given BEFORE I've even finished my prayer.

Jesus answers fast, only because He knows my heart is true, and I approach Him like the 5-year-old kid that I am.

He did say:

3 And said, 

Verily I say unto you, 

Except ye be converted, 

and become as little children, 

ye shall not enter into the kingdom 

of heaven.

Matthew 18:3 

King James Version


Is any question, or prayer, too big, or too small?

The LORD also said:

7 Ask, 

and it shall be given you; 

seek, 

and ye shall find; 

knock, 

and it shall be opened unto you:

Matthew 7:7 

King James Version


And this was the answer, in consonance with the words the HOLY SPIRIT echoed back to me, for He knows I've already "researched" and "worked" on the material in the 15 months I've been born again in water and in Spirit.

A foundation for, with, and in JESUS has to be laid in your heart first.

I had been building that each day, through the GUIDANCE of the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD, every step of the way.

And now, to the answers:

"What is happening to the world?"

The END Times


"What are we to do?"

7 INSTRUCTIONS from JESUS


"How do we get people back to God?

Read the BIBLE


Can it really be all that simple?

Oh yes, definitely yes.

If your heart is right with the LORD, the answers are simple.

You approach Him like a child -- which you really should be -- in all simplicity, humility, and excitement, knowing nothing, but curious, delighted, and WANTING to know EVERYTHING.

Watch what happens.

This article, up to this point, was written in 15 minutes.

The answer came in seconds, before I've even finished my prayer, and the Holy Spirit even "expanded" on it.

That's how the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD -- the "teacher of all things" -- guides us about JESUS, and anything we care to know about.

And just in case you think questions and answers need to be complicated, pay attention to this verse, so you'll know where complicated comes from, and where SIMPLICITY comes from:

3 But I fear, 

lest by any means, 

as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, 

so your minds should be corrupted 

from the simplicity that is in Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:3 

King James Version


Ask as a child would.

With no preconceived notions.

An answer will SURELY be forthcoming from the LORD JESUS.

This article tesifies to that.


Updated 24 January 2022


Thursday, December 10, 2020

7 INSTRUCTIONS from JESUS

 

The LORD JESUS CHRIST asks seven things from us, in our walk with Him:

1. WORSHIP God.

8 And Jesus answered 

and said unto him, 

Get thee behind me, Satan: 

for it is written, 

Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, 

and him only shalt thou serve.

Luke 4:8 

King James Version


2. LOVE one another.

12 This is my commandment, 

That ye love one another, 

as I have loved you.

John 15:12 

King James Version


3. BE born of water and of the Spirit.

5 Jesus answered, 

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, 

he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

John 3:5 

King James Version


4. KEEP Jesus' commandments.

10 If ye keep my commandments, 

ye shall abide in my love

even as I have kept my Father's commandments, 

and abide in his love.

John 15:10 

King James Version


5. REPENT, and BELIEVE the Gospel.

15 And saying, 

The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God is at hand: 

repent ye, 

and believe the gospel.

Mark 1:15 

King James Version


6. BE perfect.

48 Be ye therefore perfect, 

even as your Father which is in heaven 

is perfect.

Matthew 5:48 

King James Version


7. BELIEVE in Jesus.

47 Verily, verily, 

I say unto you, 

He that believeth on me 

hath everlasting life.

John 6:47 

King James Version


Seven instructions.

The menorah is a lampstand with seven candles, thus the image on this post.

The HOLY SPIRIT of GOD leads me to EVERYTHING about JESUS.

That is the task of the Holy Spirit -- a GIFT from GOD, upon the request of Jesus, before He left this world.

The Holy Spirit is meant to instruct TRUE believers of Christ.

Surely, the Holy Spirit led me to a website featuring "The Structure of the Menorah", and its relation to JESUS, and the BIBLE.

GOD bless all of you who really care to love JESUS!


Updated 24 January 2022


HOW we are corrupting ourselves

 

20 The wicked man 

travaileth with pain all his days

and the number of years is hidden 

to the oppressor.

21 A dreadful sound is in his ears: 

in prosperity the destroyer 

shall come upon him.

22 He believeth not 

that he shall return out of darkness, 

and he is waited for of the sword.

23 He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, 

Where is it? 

he knoweth that the day of darkness 

is ready at his hand.

24 Trouble and anguish shall make him afraid; 

they shall prevail against him, 

as a king ready to the battle.

25 For he stretcheth out his hand against God

and strengtheneth himself against the Almighty.

26 He runneth upon him, 

even on his neck, 

upon the thick bosses of his bucklers:

27 Because he covereth his face with his fatness, 

and maketh collops of fat on his flanks.

28 And he dwelleth in desolate cities

and in houses which no man inhabiteth, 

which are ready to become heaps.

29 He shall not be rich

neither shall his substance continue, 

neither shall he prolong 

the perfection thereof upon the earth.

30 He shall not depart out of darkness

the flame shall dry up his branches, 

and by the breath of his mouth 

shall he go away.

31 Let not him that is deceived 

trust in vanity

for vanity shall be his recompence.

32 It shall be accomplished before his time, 

and his branch shall not be green.

33 He shall shake off his unripe grape 

as the vine, 

and shall cast off his flower 

as the olive.

34 For the congregation of hypocrites 

shall be desolate

and fire shall consume 

the tabernacles of bribery.

35 They conceive mischief, 

and bring forth vanity, 

and their belly prepareth deceit.

Job 15:20-35 

King James Version


Those powerful, revealing verses come from the oldest book in the Bible -- The BOOK of JOB.

What hope have we got?

Only in the LORD JESUS, of course!

23 For the wages of sin is death; 

but the gift of God is eternal life 

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 6:23 (KJV)


Addtitional material:

To be BORN AGAIN


Updated 24 January 2022


Saturday, December 5, 2020

The devil's DEVICES

 

2 Corinthians 2:11

King James Version

11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: 

for we are not ignorant of his devices.


Ephesians 6:12

King James Version

12 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.


These are EXTREMELY perilous times.

We are being hit on ALL fronts.

A constant bombardment upon our mind, body, and spirit.

If your heart is not right with JESUS, you are truly at peril.

Here's a brief SUMMARY of the devil's DEVICES:


DEVICE.

The devil's latest device, is the latest device.

Check your cellphones, gadgets, or electronic stuff.

The devil moves with the times.


DISEASE.

A dream from ages ago told me something was cookin' in the labs.

Three very worried, elderly molecular biologists were deeply huddled in conversation in church.

Then the covid thing happened.


DIMINISHMENT.

The enemy doesn't want us to love GOD.

He wants total power, in place of GOD.

He does all he can, that GOD's power is diminished in us.


DISTANCING.

Something very eerie has really happened.

Where before, we had the freedom to be with family and friends, any time we chose, well, now, things are different.

Someone obviously wants us not to gather, and share the WORD.


DISTORTION.

What is God's TRUTH?

Are churches in sync with the original teachings of CHRIST?

If you are confused, then you know the devil's hand is in it.


DISTRACTION.

Too many things, too little time?

Have we got time for GOD?

I sure hope so.


DISCRIMINATION.

It has been an old strategy, to make the rich, richer; the poor, poorer.

To enslave people, keep them ignorant, and thus, controllable.

Or to make other races superior to others.


DEPENDENCY.

What are you addicted to?

There are many devices created to make us all addicted -- to lust, highs, idolatry, vanity, fame, fortune -- all the things GOD abhors.

It is with our participation, and lust for things of the world, that we will be destroyed.


DEPRESSION.

The world has gotten so weird, people get confused, depressed, and maybe even suicidal.

People get sad.

But there's hope -- if only you'd know where to look.


DECEPTION.

What are we to believe anymore?

Who are we to believe?

I believe in JESUS.


DIVORCE.

The devil knows where to hit.

Home.

A real home run.


DISTURBANCE.

Where the devil is, there's violence.

There's lawlessness.

A sure sign that the LORD will return for His people.


DEATH.

In sin, is death.

In JESUS, is LIFE.

The LORD died on the cross, was buried, and rose on the third day.

After that, death, and the devil, were conquered.


DIVISION.

Oh yes, the devil loves wars.

He loves creating confusion, and pitting one against the other.

Divide, and conquer -- that's always been his strategy.


DECADENCE.

We are definitely not in cadence with God.

There is no discipline, only indulgence.

A love for the world, and not for God.


DEPRIVATION.

People are deprived of their right to freedom.

They have been deprived of the right to live peacefully, to praise God, to even breathe.

You know who's behind it.


DOMINATION.

The race to dominate others is futile.

The devil, authority on earth, dominates them all.

But he forgot, or at least tries to forget, JESUS was given POWER over ALL heaven and earth by GOD Himself.


Where can we find hope?

Only in JESUS, the SON of GOD, the REDEEMER, the MESSIAH, the PRINCE of PEACE, the MIGHTY GOD, and soon, a man of war, who will have His faithful meet Him up in the air, and eventually make war on the devil, and all those who follow the latter.

Revelation 19:11-16

King James Version

11 And I saw heaven opened, 

and behold a white horse; 

and he that sat upon him 

was called Faithful and True,

 and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, 

and on his head were many crowns; 

and he had a name written, 

that no man knew, 

but he himself.

13 And he was clothed with a vesture 

dipped in blood: 

and his name is called The Word of God.

14 And the armies which were in heaven 

followed him upon white horses, 

clothed in fine linen, 

white and clean.

15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, 

that with it he should smite the nations: 

and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: 

and he treadeth the winepress 

of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

16 And he hath on his vesture 

and on his thigh a name written, 

King Of Kings, 

And Lord Of Lords.


Related material:

JESUS and Satan

JESUS is the WAY

The BATTLE

FULL ARMOR


Updated 17 September 2022


Friday, December 4, 2020

TRUE worshipers of GOD must be BORN AGAIN

 

What does it mean to be born again?

Why is it necessary to be born again?

Listen to what the LORD JESUS said:

3 There was a man of the Pharisees, 

named Nicodemus, 

a ruler of the Jews:

2 The same came to Jesus by night, 

and said unto him, 

Rabbi, 

we know that thou art a teacher come from God: 

for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, 

except God be with him.

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, 

Verily, verily,  I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born again, 

he cannot see the kingdom of God.

4 Nicodemus saith unto him, 

How can a man be born when he is old? 

can he enter the second time 

into his mother's womb, 

and be born?

5 Jesus answered, 

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, 

he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; 

and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, 

Ye must be born again.

John 3:1-7 

King James Version


It's been said that it's redundant being called a born again CHRISTIAN, for when you are born again, obviously, you're a true Christian, and I agree.

But why must we be born of "water and of the Spirit"?

These verses answers that:

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; 

and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

John 3:6 

King James Version


24 God is a Spirit: 

and they that worship him 

must worship him in spirit 

and in truth.

John 4:24 

King James Version


23 Being born again, 

not of corruptible seed, 

but of incorruptible, 

by the word of God

which liveth and abideth for ever.

1 Peter 1:23 

King James Version


50 Now this I say, brethren, 

that flesh and blood cannot inherit 

the kingdom of God

neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

1 Corinthians 15:50 

King James Version


Updated 24 January 2022


JESUS taught us how to CONQUER temptation

 

What is temptation?

How strong are you, in the face of temptation?

Have you ever given in to temptation?

What were the results of giving in to that temptation?

The LORD JESUS showed us how to deal with temptation, for the devil will always seek to destroy us when we are at our weakest, physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally.

Is that cowardice?

Definitely.

The devil doesn't have an honest "bone" in his body.

All is deception.

But JESUS taught us how to conquer temptation.

4 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost 

returned from Jordan, 

and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,

2 Being forty days tempted of the devil

And in those days he did eat nothing: 

and when they were ended, 

he afterward hungered.

3 And the devil said unto him, 

If thou be the Son of God, 

command this stone that it be made bread.

4 And Jesus answered him, saying, 

It is written, 

That man shall not live by bread alone, 

but by every word of God.

5 And the devil, 

taking him up into an high mountain, 

shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world 

in a moment of time.

6 And the devil said unto him, 

All this power will I give thee, 

and the glory of them: 

for that is delivered unto me; 

and to whomsoever I will I give it.

7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, 

all shall be thine.

8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, 

Get thee behind me, Satan: 

for it is written, 

Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, 

and him only shalt thou serve.

9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, 

and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, 

and said unto him, 

If thou be the Son of God, 

cast thyself down from hence:

10 For it is written, 

He shall give his angels charge over thee, 

to keep thee:

11 And in their hands they shall bear thee up, 

lest at any time thou dash thy foot 

against a stone.

12 And Jesus answering said unto him, 

It is said, 

Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, 

he departed from him for a season.

Luke 4:1-13 

King James Version


Have you noticed how JESUS addressed the temptation, and mockery, of Satan?

The LORD JESUS merely quoted from Scripture, staying true to it.

But have you also noticed something else?

Satan also knew Scripture.

The marked difference being, JESUS had no guile, or malice in Him.

He used Scripture to remind, and correct, people -- to bring them ever closer to God, the FATHER.

Satan used Scripture, twisting it, to suit his ends.

All is entrapment.

How can we not follow and believe JESUS, when He offers eternal life and salvation?

Let the WORD of GOD guide your every step in this mine-filled world.

Pray to Jesus every time you feel weak, or are being tempted.

Feel the POWER of JESUS, in delivering you from tests, trials, and temptations.

You will be amazed!

And listen to how much GOD loves you, caring what happens to you, in the face of temptation:

13 There hath no temptation taken you 

but such as is common to man: 

but God is faithful, 

who will not suffer you to be tempted 

above that ye are able

but will with the temptation 

also make a way to escape, 

that ye may be able to bear it.

1 Corinthians 10:13 

King James Version


Updated 24 January 2022 


How to PROTECT ourselves in SPIRITUAL battle

 

And take the helmet of salvation, 
and the sword of the Spirit, 
which is the word of God:

Ephesians 6:17 

King James Version


If your heart is in JESUS, you'd know we're battling a spiritual war, where the "assassins" are sly, slick, cruel, and unseen.

You will not be in any form of denial or ignorance, feigned, or real.

The enemy's strategy is distraction, confusion, and division, with the objective of destruction.

12 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.

13 Wherefore take unto you 

the whole armour of God

that ye may be able to withstand 

in the evil day, 

and having done all, 

to stand.

Ephesians 6:12-13 

King James Version


Here is the "whole armour of God":

14 Stand therefore, 

having your loins girt about with truth, 

and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 And your feet shod with the preparation 

of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, 

taking the shield of faith, 

wherewith ye shall be able to quench 

all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, 

and the sword of the Spirit, 

which is the word of God:

18 Praying always with all prayer 

and supplication in the Spirit, 

and watching thereunto with all perseverance 

and supplication for all saints;

Ephesians 6:14-18 

King James Version


These enemies of JESUS wish to see our souls destroyed.

Of course, you can only see what is being done to us, if you look through the "eyes" of the HOLY SPIRIT, who guides, comforts, and reminds us about Jesus' teachings.

I believe I've had enough dreams and visions to know what's being done, and what's being planned.

Some of them have already materialized.

You can read sample chapters from my 22 "fiction" books on spiritual warfare.

Our ONLY hope is in CHRIST.

He already defeated the devil, who once had power over death.

But we all continue to sin.

Many don't even know they're sinning, as I did, at one point in my life.

But God listens to prayers, and if your heart is real, He will send the HOLY SPIRIT, so you will know who JESUS is, what power the LORD has over sin, and what you need to correct within yourself.

God won't care if you're a philantrophist, or seemingly a kind person.

By the GRACE of GOD we are saved through faith, and not by good works.

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith

and that not of yourselves: 

it is the gift of God:

Ephesians 2:8 

King James Version


There is no hiding of the soul, and intentions, from God.

He knows all the fibers of our heart.

He knows what each one of us is made of.

Without His SPIRIT, we won't even have life.

7 And the Lord God formed man 

of the dust of the ground, 

and breathed into his nostrils 

the breath of life; 

and man became a living soul.

Genesis 2:7 

King James Version


The choices we make in life invite the devil, or make him flee.

They flee at the NAME of JESUS.

Won't you want to be Jesus' own?

Stay CLOSEST to JESUS in these most perilous times.

Learn to LOVE the LORD with ALL your heart, and aim to serve Him with all you've got, for we believers and faithful servants have much to do for our "sleeping" brothers and sisters.

You won't know how asleep you've been, till you wake up.


Updated 24 January 2022


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