Category Archives: Salvation

I Sure Would Like To Be Wrong

I have no feel-good message for you today.
I can only counsel us to pick up our Bibles, read them, obey the Author thereof, and share Him with everyone we can; we have no other individual hope.

The America we loved has expired.
There is no way back and because of human hatred, there is no way forward UNLESS there is national repentance and if I were you I’d not hold my breath waiting.
Repentance has not been a National practiced for longer than I can remember.
There are no honorable days ahead for America as a Nation. She has lost her way and her place.

As I said, I sure would like to be wrong but presently I don’t believe I am.

Anyone able to disprove the foregoing, please, please do! 

Individually, JESUS still saves, for now.

Romans 10:  (NKJV) (I don’t think the Father will mind if we add Americans in parenthesis right after the name Israel.)
1 Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved. 
For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. 
For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God. 
For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” 
12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. 
13 For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” source

My desire for you all is that you Seek the Prince of Peace and find rest for your souls.

Luke 13

Luke 13.

Yeshua told a parable or two in His three and half year preaching ministry. In one of those parables, He told a story that would tend to make one think that there is stuff that GOD does not know. But wait. Doesn’t He know everything? How can He know everything and not know everything? Easy. HE is GOD.

I understand it this way, for now. I am confident I will understand it fully when I see HIM in Eternity.

Beginning in verse 24, Yeshua tells a parable to answer a question one of the many who followed Him from place to place asked, “Lord, are there few who are saved?” We ask the same question today. 
He replied, (pardon my paraphrase) a Master of the house got up and shut the door.
This reminds me of a Galilean Wedding; where the Groom finally comes for the Bride and they go into the House for the Marriage Supper, and the Door is closed. Only the Attendants on the premises at the time the Door is shut go into the House for the Marriage Super. Those who come after are denied access. There is a movie that explains this amazingly well.

25 When once the Master of the house has risen up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open for us,’ and He will answer and say to you, ‘I do not know you, where you are from,’  source 

What does Jesus mean, I do not know you, where you are from? 

I understand it this way. Marriage is a covenant.
We think of it today as a contract which is sad indeed.
GOD is interested in covenants.
A covenant is about Relationship.
A contract is about performance. As long as you perform well, I’ll abide in Contract. 
See what I mean?

And the question was Lord, are there few who are saved? 
What a question! 
I think yes. Yes in comparison to the whole, few are saved. 
Why? Because few accepted (and few continue today to accept) the INVITATION to come to the Wedding.

But how can GOD know and not know? Easy I think. 
Those in the Master’s House are known because they are in the House; they are in COVENANT with GOD. He knows them IN COVENANT. 
I know a few people but I only know JT in the marriage covenant. 

So does Jesus know you in Covenant or as one of the many who keeps saying, no thank You? 

Day 18

Day 18 of The Giving of Thanks.

Salvation.
Mine! 11/18/1975 at just about 9:00 PM. 
It was long labor to birth me into the Kingdom of GOD but there was a brother willing to wage the war. He is now with JESUS, has been for a long while now. 

I remember the night yet. I remember the moment I agreed to trade my wretched sins for JESUS’ Righteousness. I remember well finally acknowledging to the LORD of GLORY that I was a hell-deserving sinner, while HE assured me that HIS SACRIFICE was enough to save even me. 
I believed HIM. 
I said Thank you.
And I am certain HE said, You’re welcome.
Neither of us has ever been sorry.

Heavenly Food

Ephesians 2

Read with me verses 1 – 9. The following is the New King James Version but at the link provided at the word source below, you have many translations at your disposal, if your own favorite is not close at hand.

Ephesians 2 New King James Version (NKJV)
1 And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins,

in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience,
among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.
But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,
even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,
not of works, lest anyone should boast. source

Now, these 9 verses are so full of heavenly food I cannot dish it all up in this post, not even what I am seeing at this sitting which for sure is only scratching the surface.
First, I love that in verse one we are assured that GOD has made us ALIVE! We were DEAD in trespasses and sins but not anymore! That is all of us in covenant with JESUS. Tragically, all others are still at verse 2. And verse 2 describes people walking according to this world – it’s not a healthy walk. There’s a lot more to be said on that but not at the moment. 

Prince. That prince is satan. He’s the one ruling that stuff we snatch out of the air and act on it. Really. He is a prince and I say that in the most unbecoming way.  He has some clout, like it or not, enough that we must not take him lightly. But hey, he’s not KING and he’s not LORD! Aren’t you glad? Me too!
He is a spirit being. He operates in the supernatural and he operates in the sons and daughters of disobedience, who we used to be BEFORE the HOLY SPIRIT made us ALIVE.
What do sons and daughters of disobedience do?
They fulfil the desires of the flesh AND of the mind.  (Whatsoever a man thinks, that is who he is. Where is that Text found? Proverbs 23:7). This is why when GOD saved us He gave us the Mind of Christ.  So, if disobedient sons and daughters fulfil the desires of the flesh AND the mind? What do we do?

Verse 4 assures us that HE is rich in mercy, not piddling. HE does not run out of mercy when we mess up, which we do.  He has great love for us.  When we forget or disbelieve this one little verse, we get into so much grief, hurt and pain.

Again, He talks about bringing us to LIFE. HE says we are (legally) sitting in heaven with JESUS since HE made us alive. I say legally because, just look around and you know for sure we are not physically there today. But we will be! We have a binding covenant with GOD in JESUS.

And the verses come to this. GRACE. No amount of good deeds, no amount of turning over new leaves, repeatedly. No amount of nothing we can do will make us ALIVE. Only HE raises us from the DEAD. It’s HIS GIFT.

Have you received HIS GIFT?

Do you hear HIM offering this Gift to YOU today?

Are you accepting or rejecting?

If you would like more information, I’d welcome your email.

Stacked

The 2020 Presidential Election.
I posted the following to my Just Because blog last evening. I’m bringing it here today.

It just occurred to me that Biden and Harris did not campaign because they knew they did not have to.
They knew the election had been bought for them from day one.

They knew the deck had been stacked. They knew the ballots were inflated.
So he could rest assured in his basement and venture out only for appearance’s sake. It was in the bag! He could take it for granted.

To the contrary, President Trump took nothing for granted. He campaigned and folks came by the thousands. He labored tirelessly. The Election was not bought for him. There’s a reason for that.

And it may be that the devil wins this round. I don’t know. We may have lost America. I don’t know.
BUT GOD will provide for HIS OWN.
There’s no better time than now to get ready. To repent and believe The GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST. HE is the ONLY Truth we have.

Romans 5:17  (TLV) 17 For if by the one man’s transgression, death reigned through the one, how much more shall those who receive the overflow of grace and the gift of righteousness reign in life through the One, Messiah Yeshua. source

 

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