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God is Love, God is Truth, God is Wisdom, our Law Giver and Salvation. God will do what is Right.

MOST RESENT WEBSITE ENTRIES POSTED: Wednesday August 1,  2018 



*  WHERE DID WE COME FROM AND WHY ARE WE HERE ?


*  THE RETURN OF GOD'S PATTERN FOR HIS CHURCH

*  THE RETURN OF GOD'S PATTERN FOR HIS FAMILY


*  WHAT IS THE MESSAGE OF GOD'S TEARING OF THE TEMPLE VAIL ?

*  WHAT ALL THE WORLD IS SEEKING

*  WHAT MAY GOD HAVE PLANNED FOR THOSE WHOM LOVE &  SEEK HIM ?

*  HOW TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN ?

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"TO EVERY THING THERE IS A SEASON AND

A TIME FOR EVERY PURPOSE UNDER THE HEAVENS" 

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 KJV


A call to all Christians, All Religions, and Families to return to 

our Creators pattern for his Church and Family. 


The purpose of this site is to encourage all truth seekers to consider, evaluate, pray, and determine what they will do with the information provided.


REGARDING MYSELF

Whatever good may be found in me is because of the grace and teachings of Jesus Christ.

Whatever is lacking in me is of my own faults and unregenerate human nature, of which I have hope in Christ.

Whatever is your opinion of me as a failure is my witness to you of our need for a Redeemer.

I'm not a professional writer, do not have a theological degree and ask that you forgive my limited writing abilities.

That being said, I pray you will stand against the deceit and deceptions of this present age by sending this website far and wide. Or, do something yourself that others may have the opportunity of

 "Knowing For Themselves."



THE GREAT COMMISSION

Each Believer is called to Proclaim the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to the uttermost parts of the earth.

 In essentials: Unity and Love.

In non-essentials: Understanding and Love.

In all else: Truth, Charity, and Love.
 


A MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE OF ALL NATIONS

​This web page originates from the Republic of The United States of America. To those in other parts of the world remember we like you wish to live in peace with others, have a home, food for our families, clean drinking water, shelter and clothes, access to health care, to be educated, to have a good and honorable way to provide for our families, and the freedom to believe in our Creator who loves His creation and desires that we love one another.​


Like you we want the freedom to speak, read books, to become educated and freely express our ideas without fear.

Like you we have leaders who want to keep people divided by turning us one against the another.

Like you, we do not want leaders who seek power, wealth, or want to rule over others

no matter how much suffering and death they cause when doing so.

Like you  we hope and pray for a better world for ourselves and others

 (believers and non-believers) no-matter in which country they may live. 

Always remember these things when reading, listening, or watching 

what is  being reported and taught about any country and it's people. 


Peace to all in our shared hope that our Creator loves each of us trusting He will bring peace

to the world and wipe the tears from the eyes and heal the hearts of all who have suffered at the hands

of those who do not seek peace, truth, love, or their Creator.  Daniel R.L.


For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. 

But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.​
Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. Romans 5:7-9 (KJV)

Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
 

Come  now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like  crimson, they shall be as wool. Isaiah 1:16-18 (KJV)


Choose this day whom you will serve. Will it be the Prince of this fallen world or our soon returning Saviour?



Dear Reader:

The pages regarding the need for returning to [God's Pattern for His Church & God's Pattern For The Family]

are the most important post on this website. They are provided to share with Believers,

Christian Leaders, Seminaries, Pastors, Elders, Teachers, and non-Christians to understand the need of

 returning to God's Pattern for His Church and Family, not mans compromised churches or "religions".


WHERE DID WE COME FROM AND WHY ARE WE HERE ?

IF THERE IS NO CREATOR: Theres no meaning or eternal life. IF THERE IS A CREATOR everything matters.

 

What is the purpose of life and where are we going?


ALL intelligence, all life, all things seen or unseen, all that is known or unknown, all that may exists in any dimension, universe, form or place, originated from and is sustained by GOD. God created man from the elements, breathed into him The Breath Of Life and man became a Living Soul. We are not here by chance or accident dear reader it was planned from the beginning. "In the beginning God" Genesis 1:1

 "Before I formed you in the belly I knew you and before you came forth out of the womb, I sanctified you." Jeremiah 1:5


"O Lord you have searched me and know me. You compassed (understand fully and completely) my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways...Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it...Where shall I go from thy spirit or presence?...For you have possessed my reins: you have covered me in my mother's womb...for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are your works; and that my soul knows right well...My substance was not hid from you when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought...Your eyes did see my substance, yet being not perfected (physically or spiritually) and in the book (DNA Code) all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned when as yet there was none of them. Psalm 139: 1-17 It is written " I will put my law in their inward parts and write it in their hearts; and I will be their God and they shall be my people."....Jerimiah 31:33  and again it is also written: "I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts and will be their God, and They shall be my people...." Hebrews 8:10


"Our Creator gave each a book with ink and pen, in which our life to write. Then at the appointed time He will read what we have written upon its pages. Word by word, line by line, chapter by chapter we chart our destiny for the ages. Our life on earth etched within our souls recorded in The Book of Life, copied from each life's pages"  Daniel R.L.


"....The Soul that rises with us, our Life’s Star, hath had elsewhere its setting and comes from afar; not in entire forgetfulness, and not in utter nakedness, but trailing clouds of glory do we come from God, who is our home...​"

William Wordsworth, Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood.​


WHY ARE WE HERE?  There is no need to travel the world seeking enlightenment atop mountains, in caves, in temples, in churches lit by dim candle light, or men dressed in priestly garments. The meaning of life is written within men's hearts by our Creator and is witnessed throughout the heavens, if we would but open our eyes. We begin our life on Earth given the gift of life, our physical body, and our individual consciousness. We are nurtured within an earthly family, and in turn have our own family with it's responsibilities. We interact with others, experience life and death, sickness and health, happiness and sorrow, truth and lies, pain and pleasure, the just and unjust, and all the trials of earthly life. To grow in knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. We are here to experience those things common to mankind and to be good stewards of the earth. We are given the ability to choose the spiritual not the temporal, good not evil, morality not immorality, wisdom not ignorance, peace not war, kindness not cruelty, and love not hate. We are accountable for our choices which effect ourselves, others, and define our eternal destiny. Dear Reader we must govern ourselves from within (through God's Spirit) or others will do it from without. 


It is Gods purpose that we become aware of our individual consciousness, our relationship with Him, our interrelationships and responsibilities with others. All of which is the reason for our existence and the source of eternal happiness. It is through experiencing mortal life and death we obtain the ability to truly comprehend the gift of eternal life. It is Gods desire and plan that we learn how to sustain ourselves, grow in knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. But we find ourselves unable to live the basic spiritual principles we have thus far been given. Are we to expect greater enlightenment? Yes. However might it be more correct to ask? If we receive further enlightenment would we not do more harm to ourselves and others physically and spiritually? Let us each strive to live the truths we now have knowing Gods Holy Spirit will reveal to us what we are ready to receive.​​​

 

WHERE ARE WE GOING? Like little children we are pilgrims on a spiritual journey. GOD has always been involved in the lives of individuals, families, communities, towns, nations and the world. This will continue throughout eternity. God has written upon our minds and hearts a consciousness of right and wrong with a spiritual desire toward Him which only He can fulfill. God loves us. He has given us the ability to choose to be His adopted Sons and Daughters destined to inherit the coming new glorified Earth and His many other creations, throughout eternity.


We are on a spiritual journey in a fallen world.​​ We are on a journey called destiny. The path we are on has two rails to guide us. One is truth the others is love. Remain on the path guided by the rails and continue until you come to a very steep hill. Do not look back. Steadfastly continue up the hill no matter how difficult or dark the journey.​


Know this fellow Pilgrim; it may be that about the time you grow tired and are about to give up the quest you will apprehend, dimly at first a light shining from the other side of the hill. Down through the darkness to give you strength to complete your journey. And you shall know for yourself God is love, light, and truth. Those who truly seek Him shall find Him and know Him for themselves.


Yes you can Pilgrim and here is His promise to you: John 14:23-26

"If a man (or women) loves me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me. These things have I spoken unto you being yet present with you. But the Comforter which is  the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach  you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I  have said unto you." ​​Study and Ponder these words carefully Pilgrim for they mean exactly what is written. Amen.



We are all on this journey together. Lets help one another along the way.

We are all on this journey together. Lets help one another along the way.

No-matter who you are,

No-matter where you are,

No-matter what your condition,

God is there for all who truly seek to know Him.



God provided four points of reference to guide us on our journey. ​

​​* His Holy Spirit     * His Written Word     * His Answered Prayers     * His Witness Within Creation

 

It is necessary in today's society that we develop communications awareness.:


WHEN READING: Read what is written, read what is not written, and read what is between the lines.

 WHEN HEARING Hear what is said, hear what is not said, and hear the message between what is said.
WHEN SEEING: See what is, see what is not, and see what is hidden within the shadows and darkness.

We live in a world of lies, delusions and deceptions inspired by the Prince of this world.

Stay strong; fight the good fight.​



THOSE who choose to live immoral lives view Christ as judgmental.

THOSE who choose a life of lies and treachery view Christ as their competition.

THOSE who choose to live by the law view Christ as a stumbling block.

THOSE who choose to trust in man's wisdom view Christ as foolishness.

THOSE who choose to acquire money, power, and rule over others view Christ as weak.

THOSE who choose to live as unbelievers view Christ as their enemy.​



We now endure suffering by faith which we shall come to know is for our understanding and benefit!

Where once there was deception and darkness there will be light!

What is now beyond our comprehension will be revealed!

What seems impossible with us is possible with God!

What appears unjust will be justified!

What is unclear will become clear.



Truly we are not without hope

Remember Gods ways are above mans ways.

Life's adversities and our redemption are reconciled within God's Eternal Love, Holiness, Righteousness, Wisdom, Justice, Mercy, Grace, Redemption, Power, and Glory

It's not about buildings or denominations.  

It's about Jesus Christ and being Born Again.  

It's a personal relationship and Knowing For Yourself.

Those who truly choose and accept Jesus Christ are Born Again as adopted sons and daughters of God.


God knows the true spiritual condition of anyones heart, mind, and soul. God will do what is right.

God knows the true spiritual condition of anyones heart, mind, and soul. God will do what is right.

THE RETURN OF GOD'S PATTERN FOR HIS CHURCH

The return to God's Church Not Man's Religion, Denominations, or Spiritual Organizatioins.

An open letter to all Christian Denominations, Pastors, Priest, Seminaries, Church Leaders, and other Religions, spiritual organizations, or philosophies,  including  non-believers.

This page specifically relates to God's pattern for His Church  and is truly relevant for the times in which we now live. It provided to be shared with Church leaders, Pastors, Elders, and all members of the Church to awaken Believers (and non-believers) as to the seriousness of what is happening and the urgent need to return to God's ways not man's.

Dear Reader the Message Of Gods' Plan of Salvation is being redefined by false teachings within the Church and those who seek to re-image God and the world after their own making. What then shall we do as Christian Parents, Church Members, Pastors, and Church Leaders?

We must return to God's pattern for His Church which is - Jesus Christ and Born Again Believers having the indwelling of the Holy Spirit our True Teacher, Our True Guide, our True Comforter along with God's Written Word. This is The Church of God and The Kingdom Of God.

This then is the order of the Church and how Believers participate in the Great Commission:

God, our individual relationship to God, our preordained responsibility of witnessing to our Families, our Extended Families, our Neighbors, our Community, our Country and the World. This Is God's plan for us (individually and collectively) to take part in the Great Commission. Ponder this carefully to truly understand and apprehend the potential of reaching others, God's Way.



Come, follow us. We will teach you "our ways."

Come, follow us. We will teach you "our ways."

Mans end time Churches and religions are filled with: Pride/Power, Complacency and Self-centeredness,

False Teachings, False Worship, and Idolatry.


What than is the Church of God?

The Church is: Jesus Christ, Born Again Believers having the indwelling of the Holy Spirit , Our True Guide, Our True Teacher, Our True Comforter, God's Written Word and the Testimony of Creation.


Christian Clergy Welcomes Islam in Church, Then Bows to It


Mass Exodus From The Church: The Percentage Of Young Adults With No Religious Affiliation Has Nearly QUADRUPLED Since 1986


The Coming One World Religion - Pope Francis Hosts Muslim Prayers At Vatican - Beginning And End


News With Views | When Are You People Gonna Wake Up?


Pope Francis: World Government Must Rule U.S. ‘For Their Own Good’ | JEWSNEWS


Misguided Aims of the Counterfeit "Church"


Millennials Ditching Marriage and Church | CBN.com


Why Are The Pulpits Silent On Bible Prophecy?


U.S. needs bold Christian leaders who stand for truth


https://carm.org/failure-of-the-christian-church



It is not about mans religions, mans self defined spirituality or ornate buildings to worship in. Christ did not say build wood and stone buildings to worship in, construct meeting halls, basketball courts, set up special events and programs for soul winning. Have Christian rock music festivals, promote super star pastor conferences, and organize so many programs that they detract from our first responsibility, our family. These "programs/formulas" are mans ways shadows and substitutes for what God truly desires. Which is? That we abide in Him and He in us that we may be one. Jesus Christ did not come to establish a Religion He openly taught against Religion. The Church is defined in Scripture as Individual Believers having a committed personal relationship with Jesus Christ the head of the Church who fellowship with one another. The Church today would do well to consider the early Church grounded in Jesus Christ, keeping His commandments, based on the family (ordained by God) with the Husband as the spiritual leader with his Wife at his side together as one instructing their sons and daughters, their extended family, sharing the Good News with others and fellowship together. "For we are laborers together with God: you are God's husbandry, you are God's building (His Church)."  Dear Reader please read I Corinthians 3:4-11 and know for yourself.

" ​We must have a new reformation. There must come a violent break with that irresponsible, amusement-mad, pagan type of pseudo-religion which passes today  for the faith of Christ and which is being spread all over the world by spiritual men employing un-scriptural methods to achieve their ends." "A Church fed on excitement is no New Testament Church at all. The desire for surface stimulation is a sure mark of our fallen nature, the very thing Christ died to deliver us from.  Aiden Wilson Tozer  


Jesus Christ is the Church and all who truly believe and follow Him are it's members.

> In essentials: Unity and Love.     > In non-essentials: Understanding and Love.      > In all else: Truth, Charity, and Love.


History teaches us that from the beginning (and now) evil men (children of the Prince of this fallen world) sought to compromise and destroy Christianity causing terrible spiritual and physical suffering deliberately standing against the plain Gospel of truth, peace, and liberty. Truly, this is not of God or true followers of Jesus Christ. Wolves have entered the Church, Seminaries, Bible Colleges, and Christian Organizations thereby leading many astray. I do not write these thing to be un-nessarily negative or discourage you but to awaken you to the seriousness of the spiritual warfare which is now being waged for men's souls, minds, and bodies. Do not be deceived by those who deliberately teach false doctrines openly rejecting the plain teachings of Jesus Christ. They seek to establish "there religions", priesthoods, philosophies, governments, psychology, and spiritual organizations. They "knowingly" reject truth using deception and flattery deceiving even the elect, all of which we have been forewarned. If you find yourself in such an organization which after being shown their errors will not repent, humbly bear witness of man's Salvation through faith in Jesus Christ and that we are to keep His commandments. Pray for it's members, it's leaders, and depart in peace.  


Are we saying not to join a church? We are saying before joining any church or religion or so call spiritual organization, pray, search the scriptures, understand the principles of salvation and seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Carefully research their fundamental beliefs? Do they follow the teachings of Christ? Is the Bible used as the final authority for sermons and other instruction? Is the Bible being taught book by book, chapter by chapter, line upon line, precept upon precept? Do they modify or reject the clear teaching of Scriptures in order to be more accepted by the world? Is there a sense of reverence, order, love, and a passion for the truths of Gods Word? Do they acknowledge the fundamental principles of the Gospel: The Deity of Jesus Christ; The Virgin Birth; Christ Atoning Sacrifice for our sins; Christ Bodily Resurrection and His returning to establish the Kingdom of God upon the Earth. The gift of the Holy Spirit, in-errancy of Scriptures; that we are to keep Gods commandments (knowing that all will fall short and rely upon God's plan of salvation) the  need to be Born Again, the Resurrection, and that each of us will stand in judgment before God to give account of our life upon the earth. Trust your eternal destiny only to God, not churches, spiritual organizations, pastors, priest, spiritual leaders, philosophy, emotions, works, traditions, mans writings, signs, wonders, spirits, secular leaders and mans or science, none of them, ONLY GOD. And importantly do the teach the Priesthood of Believers, that Fathers are the Spiritual Leader of the Family and other fundamentals as you now have been made aware?

If Christians and others do not stand against the organized promotion of evil, deception, corruption and death that we now see in the world today Christians (like Christians in the First Century) will need to leave there fallen worldly church's and establish Home Fellowships (Churches as in the past) and meet secretly (risking imprisonment or death) as now happening in other parts of the world​​.​​ Returning to the original pattern of the Gods Church will be the Last Reformation and Revival before the return of Messiah. 



IT HAS BEGUN 

Continued: God's Pattern for His Church

It's Not about Religion And Never Was.


How will it happen?
 

Teaching all religions lead to the same God is not based on fact. They are derived from feelings (or by design) leading to a misdirected desire for a new-age-humanistic "oneness." Is it any wonder the world is spiritually destitute and plunging into moral oblivion?


Nonetheless it was agreed by those in positions of influence not to hurt anyone’s "feelings". They have been very careful not to define what "is" actually “is”, or what is real or what is an allusion, what is true or what is not true, or what is right or wrong. We have been taught truth is relevant. My truth is not necessarily your truth therefore we must be tolerant regardless of how many truths are found, or how we feel about them whatever they may be?


The Prince of this world and his followers teach if you do not “feel” or “believe” something is true than for you it’s not true. It is your right to define truth as you think, believe, or feel it is, and it is your right to define, teach, and defend your truth regardless of the same self-reasoned truths of others because each is as valid as yours and everyone elses.


There now. We can all safely go back to our self-defined comfortable deceptions and everything will take care of itself. Everything will be just roses and we will all be happy? Of course we all know “it's” not true? Don’t we?


Sadly many go through life believing truth is relevant never asking the question: Consider carefully: The statement that truth is relevant declares itself as relevant, and therefore has no validity.


Consider the following  poem that was written in - 1936. 


“The Church and the World walked far apart; On the changing shores of time, The World was singing a giddy song, And the Church a hymn sublime. “Come, give me your hand,” said the merry World, “And walk with me this way!” But the faithful Church hid her gentle hands And solemnly answered “Nay! I will not give you my hand at all, And I will not walk with you; Your way is the way that leads to death; Your words are all untrue.”

 

“Nay, walk with me but a little space,” Said the World with a kindly air; “The road I walk is a pleasant road, And the sun shines always there. Your path is thorny and rough and rude, But mine is broad and plain; My way is paved with flowers and dew, And yours with tears and pain. The sky to me is always blue, No want , no toil I know; The sky above you is always dard, Your lot is a log of woe. There's room enough for you and me to travel side by side."


Half  shyly the Church approached the World And gave him her hand of snow; And the old World grasped it and walked along, Saying, in accents low: “Your dress is too simple to please my taste; I will give you pearls to wear, Rich velvet's and silks for your graceful form, And diamonds to deck your hair.”
 

The Church looked down at her plain white robes, And then at the dazzling World, And blushed as she saw his handsome lip With a smile contemptuous curled. “I will change my dress for a costlier one,”
Said the Church, with a smile of grace;  Then her pure white garments drifted away, And the World gave, in their place, Beautiful satins and shining silks, Roses and gems and costly pearls; While over her forehead her bright hair fell Crisped in a thousand curls. “Your house is too plain,” said the proud old World, “I’ll build you one like mine; With walls of marble and towers of gold, And furniture ever so fine.”
 

So he built her a costly and beautiful house; Most splendid it was to behold; Her sons and her beautiful daughters dwelt there Gleaming in purple and gold. Rich fairs and shows in the halls were held, And the World and his children were there. Laughter and music and feasts were heard In the place that was meant for prayer. There-were cushioned seats for the rich and the gay, To sit in their pomp and pride; But the poor who were clad in shabby array, Sat meekly down outside.
 

“You give too much to the poor,” said the World. “Far more than you ought to do  If they are in need of shelter and food, Why need it trouble you? Go, take your money and buy rich robes, Buy horses and carriages fine; Buy pearls and jewels and dainty food, Buy the rarest and costliest wine. My children, they dote on all these things, And if you their love would win You must do as they do, and walk in the ways That they are walking in.” So the poor were turned from her door in scorn, And she heard not the orphan’s cry;  But she drew her beautiful robes aside, As the widows went weeping by.
 

Then the sons of the World and the Sons of the Church walked closely hand and heart, And only the Master, who knows all, Could tell the two apart. Then the Church sat down at her ease, and said, “I am rich and my goods increase; I have need of nothing, or aught to do, But to laugh, and dance, and feast.” The sly World heard, and he laughed in his sleeve, And mockingly said, aside: “The Church is fallen, the beautiful Church; And her shame is her boast and her pride.”
 

The angel drew near to the mercy seat, And whispered in sighs her name; Then the loud anthems of rapture were hushed, And heads were covered with shame. And a voice was heard at last by the Church From Him who sat on the throne: “I know thy works, and how thou hast said, ‘I am rich, and hast not known That thou art naked, poor and blind, And wretched before my face;’ Therefore from my presence cast I thee out, And blot thy name from its place.”


Matilda C. Edwards Best Loved Poems (Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing, 1936), pages 345-347. Not listed among those that required reprint permissio

Mans churches have failed because of the apostasy, false teaching,  and corruption within them.

Mans churches have failed because of the apostasy, false teaching, and corruption within them.

THE RETURN OF GOD'S PATTERN FOR HIS FAMILY

Rebuilding Familes

 

​​​​​​​​​​​​“It’s not about man’s religion, Churches, or Denominations - it never was”.


God: Creator, Father, Law Giver, Savior, Teacher, Comforter and our Guide.

God: Established marriage between a man and women.
God: Established the Family, its sacredness and the sanctity of life. 

God: Designated specific responsibilities and callings for Husbands, Wives, & Children.
God: Designated men to be the Spiritual Leader of the Family.

Dear Reader keep reading and you will soon understand why. 

God: Established the Priesthood of Believers’. The Church: Jesus Christ, and Born Again Believers having the indwelling the Holy Spirit, our True Comforter, our True Teacher, our True Guide and His written Word.


The Church: The Family and Assembly of Fellow Believers.
The Church: Not about buildings, man’s priesthoods, or denominations.


What If: - Pastors no longer have to neglect their own wives and children?
- Pastors no longer have to fear preaching the truth to their church members?
- Pastors no longer have to be concerned with raising more and more money for the Church?
- Pastors no longer have to babysit those who never grow spiritually?
- Pastors no longer have to become involved in “church politics”?
- Pastors no longer have to deal with are the seats comfy, preparing perfect sermons to increase offerings, additional funding for building programs, daily expenses, worship music, counseling, parking lots, greeters, counseling church members, sports and activity programs, summer bible schools, hurt feelings, backbiting, building maintenance, just to name a few things pastors are responsible for. 


What If: - Fathers were truly the spiritual leader of the Family as taught in Scriptures? - Fathers provided for and protected their Families (spiritually and physically) cherishing their wives and children?
- Wives stood with their husbands co-equal in their responsibilities as ordained by God as taught in

Scriptures? - Wives and husband brought up their children as God instructed?


What If:
- Children absolutely knew their parents loved and cared for them?
- Children learned by the example of Godly parents?
- Children were taught to read and understand the Bible at an early age in the home, rather than from someone else?
- Children were instructed in the home how to discern truth and think for themselves. (Think about how this would form bonds between family members.) 


How can a pastor or minister with a family truly be effective managing all of the above?

​The short answer they cannot. Why?

Because it can only be achieved by following God's pattern for His Church and His Family.


God's Church is the people of God organically connected to God. At Pentecost, when the Spirit breathed upon God’s people, this organic connection came to life. Thus we see terms for the church like: ‘living church,’ ‘body of Christ,’ seed planted that produces fruit 30, 60, 100 fold.’ When church is understood this way, its development becomes less about planning ‘how to build’ and much more about learning to facilitate the life cycle that is already inherent within it. The simple DNA of the living church is evident:


1. Intimacy with Christ. The abiding living relationship with God is at the core of our life with God and the life that grows out of the church (God’s people). Jesus did not invite us to follow a religion of rules, nor did he mandate an order of service or church structure to follow. He did ask us to follow him. Out of that flows all of the life, joy, and power that we need to live fully in him and for him.


2. Reaching out with love. The experience of being loved by the God of the universe produces an outward desire to love and reach others with the same Gospel love. This is not a project nor a program, but a way of life that involves an outbreak of Jesus’ love toward others.


3. Disciple making as a lifestyle. This is not about what we have to give to others, but it is about relationships in which we come alongside people while they discover that God speaks directly to them. We walk with them but the word and the Spirit of God become the teachers. The Bible, indeed, is far more powerful than we realize. It has the power to transform hearts and lives, all by itself, through the energizing of God’s Spirit.


4. Gathering simply and in a

participatory manner. Gatherings are family-based and allow every person to grow spiritually, care for one another, and exercise spiritual gifts. Healthy missional-family gatherings continue to encourage the upward, inward, outward processes of loving God, blessing one another, and reaching out to others. What we do see in Scripture are many different types of gatherings which took place frequently, naturally, and often spontaneously… They took place in normal, everyday settings and they fit into the rhythm of everyday life.


5. Empower others to go, reach, disciple, and gather. This is the function of ‘leadership’ as it seeks to serve others who are becoming fruitful, vibrant, and reproductive. Everything is given away: spiritual authority, recognition, encouragement, opportunities to minister and serve. This leader empowers others so well that his or her own ministry goes virtually unrecognized. Where does one begin? It is difficult to get away from the idea that there must be a one-two-three blueprint to follow that will allow me to facilitate the growth of ‘a church.’ But it is more about lifestyle than planning and more about listening to God than following someone else’s map. Still, there is an intentionally that can move us forward. These five rhythms become essential to discovering how God would have us walk with him in the growth of his church. There are many tools and methods for walking out each of these rhythms (perhaps a subject for another post), but through prayer and listening, God is able to lead us to those tools and methods that will be best for our context

These are the Five basic DNA elements of the living church and five rhythms to help guide us and when we are diligent about walking out these rhythms, God will lead:


1. Godward Rhythm: How can I root myself more deeply in His love?


2. Missional Rhythm: What field(s) am I assigned to sow in? Where is my Calcutta? Who is my next 'person of peace?'


3. Discipleship Rhythm: Who has God provided to mentor/disciple me? Who can I invite into a discovery, encounter with God through His word to walk alongside as he/she learns to follow God for himself or herself?


4. Community Rhythm: Who am I called to build one-another community with?


5. Reproductive Rhythm: How am I empowering my disciples & community to do the same (#1 - #4)?

Quotes are from the Simple/House Church Revolution book. Posted by Roger Thoman March 01, 2017​


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"A man shall leave his monther and father and  be joined as one flesh to his wife." Gen: 2:24

"A man shall leave his monther and father and be joined as one flesh to his wife." Gen: 2:24

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To all Pastors and all Denominations: BEGIN TEACHING THIS -  NOW!!


" Fathers, it is an honor and your responsibility from God. Pray with those in your family members together and individually. Administer blessings with the laying on of your hands in times of special needs and illness. Fathers baptize those in your family and others you have brought to Christ, into the Body of Christ.


MEN, IF YOUR CHURCH, PASTOR, OR SPIRITUAL ORGANIZATION IS NOT TEACHING WHAT IS WRITTEN ABOVE, THEN BEGIN YOURSELF. GOD ORDAINED IT AS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AND OBLIGATION. IT DOES NOT REQUIRE OR DEPENDED ON CHURCHES OR ANY SO CALLED SPIRITUAL LEADER TO GIVE APPROVAL, YOU ARE CALLED BY GOD. Amen.


“ What we now accept as Christianity is vastly different from what first century Believers practiced and believed. Mans "Churches" have been instituted by men who "assumed to themselves authority" and "ordained one another" with their "priesthoods" to control others. Scriptures clearly teach the Church is: Jesus Christ, Believers, and their True Teacher, Comforter, and Guide,  God's Holy Spirit! "  

"Why then do we go to a mere man, when we can go directly to God through His Son, our High Priest?

We need to return to the pattern of the church as followed by first century Believers. ”​​


Gods true pattern for His Church.
 

Jesus Christ is born and begins His ministry fulfilling those things that were written of Him in Torah and Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments.


Christ calls his apostles, The Gospel is preached by the Apostles (men who actually new and walked with Christ). The priesthood of Believers established, Churches are in Believer’s homes, families are the Church the corner stone being Jesus Christ, Believers and There Families.


The Church Of God Is Formed: 

Which is Jesus Christ, Born Again Believers having the indwelling of the Holy  Spirit, Our True Teacher, Our True Comforter, Our True Guide God's Written Word and the testimony of Creation. 

Note: Use a search engine and look up how many times in the New Testament the "Church Of God" was used to identify Believers.

The Gospel of Repentance and Salvation is proclaimed to mankind: We are saved by faith through Jesus Christ, are Born Again, receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, and are adoption as Sons and Daughters into the Kingdom of God. The early Church begins.

Believes grow in the gospel teaching their children and one another.
Men are the spiritual leader in the home Gospel taught and lived in the home. Fathers teach, bless, and baptize their wife and children.
Families observe the lords supper in the home. Families share the Gospel in their daily lives associating with others. Others accepting Christ then duplicate what they have experience with others. Believers’ begin sharing the Good News, house to house, community to community, region to region into the known world.

Believers take care of their families in sickness, in health, and as they advance in age and come together (as an Assembly or group) to do the same for fellow Believers and others. Believers teach, help, and assist family members (and others) to become self sufficient and not to be a burden on others.


Much more can be said here but I leave it up to you Dear Reader to continue the ways the Family and others can benefit when God's Church is lived.


Jesus Christ dies for the sins of the world. Apostles not understanding scatter when Christ is though dead.


The Temple Vail is torn (by God) from the top to the bottom signifying that we may approach God ourselves without the need of Priest, Ceremonies, or Temples. And the old covenant with its many purification ceremonies, sin sacrifices, temples, and priesthoods is now fulfilled in Christ, our New Living Covenant.

Note: More about the importance and meaning of the Temple Vail is posted below.
 

Apostles then gathered after the resurrected by Christ, 

Christ gives final instructions before ascending into Heaven.
Apostles boldly teach throughout the world, Two were replaced by who had known Christ while He walked upon the earth, Apostles martyred leaving the Priesthood of believers and church houses,
First century Believers’ house churches go underground,
Wolves enter the church and the church devolves,
Generations pass,
Men wax worse and worse,


We now enter the end of the church age and have been warned to flee mans godless churches and the coming one world religion. Study the Scriptures “prove all things holding fast that which is good’, be not deceived, and be convinced yourself about these matters and their spiritual significance. Then armed with God’s truth and The Holy Spirit (our true Comforter, Teacher and Guide  with the Written Word) you may stand against the Prince of this present Age and his followers.


Then, no longer deceived by the failings and heresies accepted within compromised Christianity do we continue as in the past? God forbid. We have been admonished by God to flee Babylon so that we are not overcome by the deceptions which are intensifying throughout the world. Do we fabricate and piece together another man made denomination with self-ordained institutionalized priest or pastors to promote yet another Church?


Do we bow to a mega religion which morphed into some kind of hybrid spiritual philosophy,  science based trans-humanism, gender neutral, progressive, all inclusive, emotion driven, there is no sin, truth is relevant, right is wrong, technocracy, accept it or die Unified World Religion Alliance, God forbid.


Dear reader do you recall what occurred when Christ paid in full for our transgressions when he cried out “It is finished.” "After this Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, said, I thirst. Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a sponge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, it is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost." John 19:28-30 (KJV)


The Gospel of Repentance and Salvation is proclaimed to

mankind: We are saved by faith through Jesus Christ, are Born Again, receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, and are adoption as Sons and Daughters into the Kingdom of God.


The early Church begins,
Believes grow in the gospel teaching their children and one another.
Men are the spiritual leader in the home and the Gospel is taught and lived in the home.

Fathers teach, bless, and baptize their wife, children, and extended family members.
Families observe the lords supper in the home. Families share the Gospel in their daily lives associating with others.


Others accepting Christ then duplicate what they have experience in the lives of Believers.

In this manner the Church Of God increases from house to house, community to community, region to region, Nation to Nation, throughout world.


Believers take care of their families in sickness, in health, and as they advance in age and come together (as an Assembly or group) to do the same for fellow Believers and others.

Believers teach, help, and assist family members (and others) to become self sufficient and not to be a burden on others.


Much can be said but I leave it to you Dear Reader to discover the ways Families and the World can benefit when God's Pattern For His Family and Church is lived.


Jesus Christ dies for the sins of the world. Apostles not understanding scatter when Christ is though dead.


The Temple Vail is torn (by God) from the top to the bottom signifying that we may approach God ourselves without the need of Priest, Ceremonies, or Temples. And the old covenant with its many purification ceremonies, sin sacrifices, temples, and priesthoods is now fulfilled in Christ, our New Living Covenant.

Note: More about the importance and meaning of the Temple Vail is posted below.
 

Apostles then gathered after the resurrected by Christ, 

Christ gives final instructions before ascending into Heaven.
Apostles boldly teach throughout the world, Two were replaced by who had known Christ while He walked upon the earth, Apostles martyred leaving the Priesthood of believers and church houses,
First century Believers’ house churches go underground,
Wolves enter the church and the church devolves,
Generations pass,
Men wax worse and worse,


We have now entered the time of the falling away of man's churches of which we have been forewarned to flee. As mans godless churches and religions fail they will become part of a coming one world religion. Study the Scriptures “prove all things holding fast that which is good’, be not deceived, and be convinced yourself about these matters and their spiritual significance. Then armed with God’s truth and The Holy Spirit (our true Comforter, Teacher and Guide  with the Written Word) you may stand against the Prince of this present Age and his followers.


Then, no longer deceived by the failings and heresies accepted within compromised Christianity do we continue as in the past? God forbid. We have been admonished by God to flee Babylon so that we are not overcome by the deceptions which are intensifying throughout the world. Do we fabricate and piece together another man made denomination with self-ordained institutionalized priest or pastors to promote yet another Church?


Do we bow to a mega religion which morphed into some kind of hybrid spiritual philosophy,  science based trans-humanism, gender neutral, progressive, all inclusive, emotion driven, there is no sin, truth is relevant, right is wrong, technocracy, accept it or die Unified World Religion Alliance, God forbid.


Dear reader do you recall what occurred when Christ paid in full for our transgressions when he cried out “It is finished.” "After this Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, said, I thirst. Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a sponge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, it is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost." John 19:28-30 (KJV)




Where have all the Fathers gone? Who will teach them of God's pattern for their Home and Family?

Where have all the Fathers gone? Who will teach them of God's pattern for their Home and Family?

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​​Gods Priorities for us:

Our Creator, Our relationship Him, Families, Friends, Those Next Door, Communities, Towns, Cities, Nations, and the World.


The Family and Believers are under attack. Husbands and Wives divorcing leaving children to suffer the consequences "into the third and fourth generations." Families were a long ways from being perfect but it was better than the alternative.​​


Those who teach Fathers are not needed or the traditional family (one man and one women) is no longer acceptable are tragically un-informed. They are deluded, lack common sense, or are inspired by the Prince of this present world.


TO ALL CHURCHES, FATHERS AND MOTHERS:

IF YOU WILL HAVE IT HERE IS HOW THE FAMILY CAN BE RESTORED.


Make no mistake there has been a powerful, planed, well funded, deliberate, and successful effort to destroy Families. I am full persuaded that what you are now going to read is our only hope to save the traditional Family. Indeed, the traditional Family (especially a Biblically based Family) is so held in contempt and openly ridiculed one wonders if it can be restored? 


The that said; Those coming from a loving traditional home cannot understand the emptiness of a home without a father or mother. There is no way of truly communicating the impact upon children. It would be like trying to explain to natives living in deepest part of a jungle that men and women are walking on the moon, sail in metal ships beneath the sea and have weapons that can instantly destroy great cities killing millions of people. 


Being a good father can only be learned and truly understood by having a father who “lived it into you” so that you as a father, in turn “live it into the next generation.” Oh, you can read about it or see it in others but it requires experiencing a good family life to truly comprehend all the intricacies, emotions, quarreling, inter-relationships, lies, sacrifices, competition, disagreements, hurts, healing, name-calling, love, forgiveness, etc. all of which is to be kept under control, and shepherded by Godly parents. Oh, you didn’t know that?


Family life is not for the inexperienced, week or simple minded. Experiencing a good family life where “growing pains” are properly contained, dealt with, and used in the maturing process is critical to raising children. Without a good family life with its failures and successes a person from a fatherless home will experience years of immaturity with inherited negative effects of growing up without a father. The traditional family unit of one man and one women is now looked up as outdated and marriage is being re-defined to accept group marriages, same sex marriages, and adults marrying children, as equally valid.


When I think of those who have suffered because of broken homes and violent upbringing it brings great sadness and anger. I am astounded to see or read where supposedly educated people (including many churches) who define the modern family as any multiple of persons regardless of their sex (male with male or female with female) or their perverted carnal predispositions now having the legal right to adopt babies and children. If you disagree with this folly you will be sharply criticized. If you do not support this new definition of family you are labeled as intolerant and by law need to be re-educated.


Dear Reader please follow me here. I am now going to present something which we have lost relating to how men (after God’s own heart) bond to wives and children establishing a loving enlightened home. And how boys become men and how a men becomes a Father.


The family has been under attack for so long one wonders if we have lost the ability to adequately define it. Is it still possible to re-establish the essential spiritual elements of family life? Do we have the discernment to recognize the importance of family as God views it? Are we ready to do what needs to be done to save it?


The following analogy is based on Scriptures and is clearly given for our edification. 


WE SHALL BEGIN HERE:

HOW CAN BOYS BECOME GOOD MEN AND GOOD MEN BECOME GOOD FATHERS?


We hear today of women being ordained as priest, ministers, Bishops and other positions or starting their own Churches with their priesthoods. The scriptures give examples of women anointed and chosen by God to serve in various capacities and callings but not ordained as a Minister or in positions of Leadership over Believers. If a situation arises where a women have accepted Christ and there is no existing believing man to function as a pastor then a woman may serve as a coordinator and teacher sharing and teaching the plan of salvation until a man who is a Born Again Believer is found to teach the True Pattern Of Gods Church  And Family.


Like many others I often wondered why only men were ordained as pastors and leaders in the church. Truly God does not do things haphazardly. There must be reasons why He establishes boundaries and defined responsibilities? What could they be? Women have one of the greatest gifts granted from God. They are called to participate with Him in delivering a new life (a spirit, mind, body) into this world. The birthing process lasting nine months with all its emotional highs and lows, trials, and trauma of giving birth, establishes a lifetime bond between mother and child which a man cannot experience nor truly relate to. He can only remain near offering what comfort and support he can. Here we may understand why in Gods eternal plan men are ordained and are held responsible to be the Spiritual Father of the family and serve as Pastor/Leader “Father” to the body of the church.


Why you ask?  "And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. Luke 1:17"​
 

Because this is how a man participates in the birthing process. Now please consider carefully. The Mother is ordained to bear, give birth and sustain her children participating with God in His eternal plan of bringing souls into the world. The Father is ordained to be the spiritual leader of the family providing protection and spiritual instruction to the family with the end result being that they understand their relationship with God, are spiritually Born Again and have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit all of which are explained in Scriptures by which Fathers (men) participate in God’s eternal plan of bringing souls into the world and the Kingdom of God.


Now we see how a man becomes a father after Gods own heart. By teaching and being with his children, modeling his life based on faith in Jesus Christ and keeping the commandments. Through “living” these principles the Father now truly bonds with his children and Mother remains near offering support, advice and comfort. He is the true Father we would like to have and a blessing to the Mother and their Children. It is here men also mature socially becoming an asset not only to his family but to all those around him.


In Gods wisdom men are called as the spiritual leader of the family responsible to love, teach, and live the Gospel of Jesus Christ together as a family adopted into the Kingdom of God. This responsibility reaches beyond to extended members of the family and those unaware of the promise of salvation, to be shepherded “Fathered” and “Born Again”.


When it’s done Gods way the bond between a Father, Wife and Children will stand the test of time. With homes such as these Wives, Sons, and Daughters will respect and honor their Father and the wisdom they inherit as they are loved, taught and witness to his walking sincere commitment to Jesus Christ. They will acknowledging him before men and God. I invite you to study this matter until you are fully persuaded of its validity and need to be followed in Christian Churches.


 Important notes:
* Mothers by their God give instinct take naturally to caring for their child. Wives: Fathers who would do what has been written here need your support because of how they may have been raised and remember secular society is at war against men and the family. He will make mistakes along the way. He will lovingly care for and discipline the children (especially the boys) differently than you which is natural and how God intended it. Be ready to step back, observe, support him and give any advise in private in humility and then step back. Your children will turn out for the best as long as you both overcome your shortcomings and walk in the light of Christ. Do not expect perfection it will not happen in this fallen world for Him, You, or the Children. But then you knew that?  * By the end of the first year children are able to eat solid food, have begun to talk, and possess cognitive abilities. They are ready to be instructed as appropriate for their age continuing to the age of accountability being about eight years dependent on their natural abilities. Having been spiritually shepherded by their Father and Mothers children will be ready to exercise their decision to join the body of Believes.


Dear Reader this is a serious matter. I hope you will forgive my shortcomings in addressing such a important subject. Please prayerfully consider what has been written and search the Scriptures so that you may Know For Yourself. Any other way is of Men and will fail.



Todays shatered homes are far from what was invisioned as a standard for Christian Families.

Todays shatered homes are far from what was invisioned as a standard for Christian Families.

WHAT IS THE MESSAGE OF GOD'S TEARING OF THE TEMPLE VAIL?

God has opened the way for us to Know Him For Ourselves.

Before His Crucifixion Christ revealed to the woman at the well that the time was soon coming when God will reveal how each of us will come to Him without the need of sacred buildings, mountains, sacrifices, or priesthoods. 


“Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet.


Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.” “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”   Here Jesus is plainly referring to how Believers should worship God after His death for sins of the world. From that point we are free to come to God person to person. The Old Testament Covenant need for Priest and sacrifices for our sins, no longer apply.


The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us. ”Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.”

John 4:19-26


The at the time pe-determined before the foundations of the earth were laid, Christ died on the cross for the sins of the World. "And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom."

What is the meaning of the temple veil being torn in two ?

  

​In the Jewish temple the veil served as the barrier to the Holy of Hollies where it was believed God's presence rested housed the Ark of the Covenant. Only the high priest could enter this area and then only one time each year to make atonement for the sins of Israel (Exodus 30:10). First Kings 6:2 records that Solomon's temple was 30 cubits high. This would have been 45 feet tall. Note: The first century Jewish historian Josephus records that Herod extended the temple's height to 40 cubits high, about 60 feet tall. He also records that the veil was four inches thick. Matthew 27:50-51 says, "And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit. And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom." 


Notice the details: (1) Jesus died. (2) The enormous 45 to 60-foot high four inch thick curtain was torn. (3) The tear was from top to bottom clearly indicating the destruction was not of man but truly of God. This connection between the death of Jesus and the torn veil is not just about God's power. It witnesses to us who Jesus Christ is, what the cross accomplished, and the access we now now have to God through Jesus Christ. Hebrews 8:1-2


 "Now the point is this: We (each of us) have a high priest, one who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, a minister in the holy places, in the true tent that the Lord set up, not man." Jesus Himself now serves as "our" high priest. There is no longer a need for a Jewish high priest to stand before the Lord and make atonement for our sins. Jesus has provided for our atonement through His death on the cross. In addition, the tearing of the veil also defined the beginning of a new covenant. Hebrews 8:13 states, "In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away."


A powerful application of this change is described in Hebrews 4:14-16: "Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need." Instead of coming to a priest, we can directly and boldly come before God through Jesus Christ to receive mercy and grace. Jesus meets our needs and even identifies with our weaknesses. The tearing of the veil is profoundly significant and provides a pictorial foundation for how we can approach God today. God has torn down the barrier between Himself and us through the work of Jesus.​ http://compellingtruth.org

For in depth study: http://www.abideinchrist.com/messages/mat2751.http​​

Chart comparing Cultural Christianity: http://www.crossroad.to/charts/cultural-Christianity.html

God's Faithful Church to today's Cultural Christianity:

http://www.crossroad.to/HisWord/notes/oswald/modern-christianity.htm​ ​


Words of Wisdom:

"For whatsoever things were written in the past were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope." Romans 15:4

THOSE WHO TRULY SEEK IT, WILL FIND IT.  

"Open Your Bible and Know For Yourself."

Words of Knowledge and Wisdom:

Proverbs Chapters 1 through 31

Human wisdom does not have all the answers: Ecclesiastes Chapters 1-1

God opened the Vail inviting us to come to Him directly without Churches, Temples, or Priest.

God opened the Vail inviting us to come to Him directly without Churches, Temples, or Priest.

WHAT ALL THE WORLD IS SEEKING ?

How does God reconcile evil, justice, love and forgivness ?


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           EVIL     LOVE

 JUSTICE     FORGIVENESS

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We say we love and forgive one another but what we as humans imply as love or forgiveness is nothing compared to Gods Love, Forgiveness and POWER. Consider how (because of our sins) we have harmed and corrupt those around us who then contributed to the corruption of others, who again corrupted others. We can only speculate how many are involved and the negative impact to those of past and future generations. 


We may sincerely regret, sincerely apologize, and seek forgiveness but we cannot undo the spiritual and physical damage we have caused to ourselves and others. For example: If we cause someone to lose their eyesight there is nothing we can do to restore it. If we lead someone into drugs, crime, or moral decline we then are responsible for their corruption. How can our individual responsibility for the damage we caused to so many be cleared? Taking it further how can our collective corrupted interactions with one another and the subsequent negative entanglements of millions and millions of souls be accounted for, sorted out, and reconciled?
 

We do not have the capacity to dissipate evil or satisfy the demands of justice for ourselves or for those in the world we have directly or indirectly injured and corrupted. Only by God's perfection in love can we be redeemed from our sins obtaining forgiveness through Jesus Christ our Redeemer.
 

The world's Religions and Philosophies  perceive the need for a redeemer but avoid it, politely deny it, and then reject it. They choose not to acknowledge God because of there pride and desire to be free of moral constraints. By their own words: "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law." Full of pride they openly reject God and mans need of a Redeemer and stridently teach others to do likewise.
 

If you will have it you may move beyond "man's religions, man's understanding," and truly apprehending the Love, Wisdom, Power, and Glory of God.


Carefully consider the following: The effects of evil, the righteous demand for justice, our need of forgiveness, and Gods perfection in love, are eternally resolved and accomplished at the Cross. It is only through a Redeemer that the entangled influences and ramifications of individual and collective sins over thousands of years are accounted for, vindicated, and redeemed. Now dear reader you may here begin to understand the awesome POWER, WISDOM and GLORY of God and what He has done for you and all mankind. Truly it is Gods desire that you are forgiven, restored, renewed, redeemed, and born again into His Kingdom. This is the Good News of our relationship with Jesus Christ. It is yours to accept or reject. Amen.


KEYS TO THE KINGDOM

- Love God and Love one another.
- Pray always, study the Scriptures, seeking guidance and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

- Meditate upon God's Love, Holiness, Righteousness, Wisdom, Justice, Mercy, Grace, Redemption,    Power and Glory. Note: Consider carefully the order in which God's attributes are listed.
- Have compassion helping others in their physical and spiritual needs; especially the sick, widows,     fatherless and prisoners.
- Love God & keep His commandments.


Remember, "He first loved us (and forgives us) while we were yet in our sins".

Share the Good News that others may be Born Again into The Kingdom Of God.​​

 

Let he who has eyes to see apprehend what the Holy Spirit is teaching here. Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding." Proverbs 9:9-110 KJV  And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwells in love, dwells in God,  and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love cast out fear: because fear hath torment. He that fears is not made perfect in love.​ 1 John 4:16-18 KJV​ Then while we are yet in the earth we walk in the light with Christ "At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. He that hath my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves me: and he that loves me shall  be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him."​John 14:20-21 (KJV) PLEASE OPEN YOUR BIBLE READ JOHN 14:22-31 That you may apprehend and understand that God truly wants you to Know Him For Yourself.​
 

​Birth, Death, Resurrection,  Judgment, Heaven and Hell.


Our spiritual birth:

When receiving God's breath of life each of us become an eternal living soul with the God given ability and responsibility to choose their spiritual destiny. Genesis 2:7 Our Spiritual Birth: God formed man from the dust (Elements) of the earth. God breathed into his nostrils (Gods Spirit) the Breath Of Life. Man became a (Conscious Living Being) "living soul".


Our Mortal Birth:

When the elements of the parents and God's Spirit (breath of life) unite we become a conscious living soul. Creation of a child by mortal parents.


Death:

When Gods Spirit and our soul (consciousness) leave our physical body.


Resurrection:

When Gods Spirit and our Soul reunite with our Resurrected Body.


Judgment: 

"It is appointed unto men "once to die" and after this the judgment. The sting of death is sin and the strength of sin is the law. "Christ died for the sins of the world" thereby overcoming the law which we could not. Blessed are those who accept Gods Salvation and who's names are found written in the Book of Life.


What of millions upon millions of babies who are aborted? What of little children who die early in life? What of those born mentality ill or have major genetic defects? 

Consider the scriptures: "Wherefore as by one man (Adam) sin entered into the world and death by sin (physical and spiritual) so death (physical and spiritual) passed upon all mankind for all have sinned". "Therefore as by the offense of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation. Even so by the righteousness of one, (Jesus Christ) forgiveness came upon all men unto justification of life". (Romans 5:12-21) Carefully consider these scriptures for they impart great understanding and rejoicing to the Believer who comprehends the Wisdom, Power, and Glory of God. Now we are comforted with the words of Christ when He said: "Suffer not the little children to come unto me...". and Gods words give us hope: ...."and I will  proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I  will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy." Exodus 33:19  Do not be discouraged aborted babies, babies, and little children are justified and redeemed before God through Jesus Christ. Amen.


Those who did not hear the Gospel?

The future of all the millions upon millions souls who have not heard of Jesus Christ or the Plan of Salvation is balanced by how they lived there lives with the knowledge and understanding they possessed while upon the earth including the witness of His Holy Spirit and Creation.


Does this displease you Reader?

Do you question Gods ability to balance the scales between "His perfect justice and mercy?" Did not Christ die for the sins of the world? Men's souls are God's domain not mans. God has declared "I will have mercy upon who I will have mercy". Blessed are those who truly accept Christ while yet in this world for they are while in this life justified before God. If you will have it dear reader here you may apprehend; Gods Love, Holiness, Righteousness, Truth, Wisdom, Justice, Mercy, Grace, Redemption, Power and Glory. Note: Study these attributes carefully in the order they are given. God truly desires that we all choose eternal life. Having infinite knowledge and wisdom God is able to look within the soul and rightly determine who "truly" had the opportunity of hearing "His Message of Salvation", understand it, accept it, and who did not. Truly, God knows what those who did not receive the message of Salvation would have done if they had? Think on this.


Those who took their own lives?

Believers and non-believers overcome by conditions within themselves or the world (which were beyond their understanding or ours) who did or did not truly hear, recognize, understand, or accept Gods Salvation (only God knows) have hope in Christ who died for the sins of the world. By whom each of us receives forgiveness so that we stand justified before God. Gods ways are not mans ways. Have you lost a loved one in this manner? Consider carefully the words of Job "Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him...." Dear Reader Trust in Gods Righteousness and Holiness knowing that where mans understanding fails, "God will do what is right." Be assured all creation will acknowledge, testify, and praise Gods Holiness, Wisdom, and Glory throughout eternity. Amen.


Heaven?

The Bible teaches we will consider our present trials on earth as nothing compared to the glory and happiness we will experience in eternity with God, our loved ones, and all of God's many creations throughout the Universe. Heaven is not an imaginary place. It is real and there are not human words to describe our future life, joy, happiness, exaltation and the unimaginable opportunities that await us. Descriptions given in the Scriptures regarding heaven are but shadows, whispers, of a far greater reality and eternal glory for all who truly seek, follow, and love God. "For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us." Roman: 8:18


Hell?

Scriptures use strong graphic images describing Hell as a lake of fire and eternal torment to be understood within their original language, context, and meaning. Such harsh descriptive language clearly warns us of the reality of a soul that "knowingly" rejects Gods plan of Salvation. Consider how this takes place. It is we who choose to live with God (or) to separate ourselves from God. When you knowingly reject God and His forgiveness of "your sins" you bring upon yourself spiritual consequences that cannot be fully comprehend. Now if you are of the mind to view separation from God lightly carefully ponder the words of Christ who took upon Himself the sins of the world. Who while on the cross when separated from God just before His death cried out "My God, My God, why has Thou forsaken Me?"


Now if He (Our Saviour) cried out in such pain and anguish when separated from God because of "our sins" we cannot begin to comprehend the pain and anguish awaiting those souls unable to dwell in the presence of God because of there un-redeemed sin!


Here we may now begin to comprehend and understand the reason for the horrific descriptions of Hell. It is God's desire that we freely accept His gift of salvation and has given us the freedom to choose. Truly God does not force anyone into His presence and neither does God torture billions upon billions of souls throughout eternity. Now consider carefully do you really believe there are no consequences for breaking Gods laws (spiritual and moral) knowingly or unknowingly? If you are flying in a passenger jet that violates the laws of aerodynamics and plunges to the earth will you argue it is not reasonable that you and the other passengers will die upon crashing into the side of a mountain? Of course not! Truly, the same applies to spiritual and moral laws which we violate daily intentionally or unintentionally. Spiritual principles are real and have consequences when not followed. When we knowingly choose to reject and live apart from God and reject His sacrifice for your salvation is it then reasonable to argue we are not responsible for our decision to do so? Of course not! But if we choose to live with God the author of all truth, love, light, and joy, we have an advocate in Jesus Christ who fulfilled the law (which we could not do) justifying us before God so that we are able to dwell in His presence.


Now a word of warning to those who are quick to take upon themselves to judge and damn the souls of others. Only God knows the true spiritual condition and worthiness of another's soul. This is what is meant when Scriptures say "do not judge others". Truly we all rely upon Gods wisdom, mercy and power....not mans.


The Rapture?

Regarding the teaching of the "rapture". This belief teaches True Christians will be taken from the earth before the great tribulation of the wrath of God prior to or at Christ return. Some teach it could happen now and others teach it could happen later. It is astonishing to read page after page of opinions, scripture references, different points developed, all of which are then restructured followed by more opinions along with additional scriptures, endless articles, discussions, books, conferences, study courses, and audio/visual recordings. It is not a salvation issue. Enough is enough! Let us focus on the Great Commission which is sharing the Good News of repentance, faith, and salvation through Jesus Christ. If the diversion of all the time, money, energy and resource used teaching various opinions about the rapture prevents the Gospel from reaching just one individual, the cost will have been to great. We also would do well to consider the negative effect on the faith of countless souls who will conclude it's just "one of those false Christian teachings" if what they expect does not happen exactly as the pre-tribulation, mid-tribulation, or post-tribulation promoters and others have so feverishly declared.


Dear Reader:

Let he who has eyes to see and apprehend what the Holy Spirit is teaching here. Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding." Proverbs 9:9-110 KJV And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwells in love, dwells in God,  and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love cast out fear: because fear hath torment. He that fears is not made perfect in love.​ 1 John 4:16-18 KJV

Now if you will have it?

While yet dwelling upon this earth  we (as Christ promised) may walk in the light with Christ.  "At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. He that hath my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves me: and he that loves me shall  be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him."​John 14:20-21 (KJV) PLEASE OPEN YOUR BIBLE


READ JOHN 14:22-31 That you may apprehend and understand that God truly wants you to know Him, for yourself.​  Bonder these words carefully. Amen.


More to come with Links so that you may Know For Yourself.

God is not found in the many voices & commotion of this world. He is found in the stillness within.

God is not found in the many voices & commotion of this world. He is found in the stillness within.

WHAT MAY GOD HAVE PLANNED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE & SEEK HIM ?

Consider Carefully:

Now consider life on earth in view of Gods Eternal Plan for YOU, as His adopted Son or Daughter.

 

 The Witness Of His Creation:
 

" The Heavens declare and sing the Glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. "
 

" He determines the number of the stars and calls them by name. "
 

" For by Him were all things created that are in heaven and that are in earth, visible and invisible..." and...
 

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handy work.
 

Day unto day gives speech, and night unto night shows knowledge.
 

There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
 

Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. Psalm 19 :1-4 (KJV)
 

​O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens....
 

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
 

What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visited him?
 

For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honor.
 

Thou made him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:....Psalm 8 (KJV)


​He promised a new world was coming, no one knows exactly when...are you ready? What may the mind of God have yet planned for us?

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"Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen, and through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God so that things which are seen, were not made of things which do appear."
 

"He has made the Earth by His power, Has established the world by His wisdom, and has stretched out the heavens by His discretion".
 

In Christ we are adopted as Sons and Daughters into the Kingdom Of God
 

​​​I bid you fellow pilgrim safe passage in Christ until we meet at journeys end - the coming new Glorified Earth.
 

Be assured - He will return bringing peace to mankind and healing to all His creations.​



The Way is before you.

You are free to choose.

What will you do with Jesus Christ?



Now Dear reader consider this:


There is no greater calling,
 

There is no greater hope,
 

There is no greater duty,
 

There is no greater work,
 

There is no greater purpose,
 

There is no greater challenge,
 

There is no great philosophy,
 

There is not greater ideal,


There is no greater truth to be given than this,


"Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." Matthew: 5:58

Dear Reader, will you will truly seek and "knock on the door"? 

Within the words quoted above from Matthew is great understanding and reveals the infinite depth and majesty of Gods Eternal Love, Wisdom, Power, and Glory.
 

We like pilgrims are on a journey called destiny. The path you are on has two rails to guide you. One is love the others is truth. Remain on the path guided by the rails and continue until you come to a very steep hill. Do not look back. Steadfastly continue up the hill no matter how difficult or dark the journey. Know this Pilgrim at about the time you grow tired and are about to give up the quest, you will apprehend dimly at first a light shining from the other side of the hill, down through the darkness to help complete your journey. And you shall Know For Yourself the great joy of God's love, light, and truth; which He has promised to all those who truly seek Him.
 


Peace to all in our shared hope in Gods love for each of us.

Trusting He will bring peace to the world and wipe away the tears from the eyes of all who have suffered at the hands of those who do not seek peace, truth, love or God.


I hope you share this message of Salvation and Hope far and wide

with others that they may Know For Themselves. Daniel.



That said let us now consider the times in which we live.


Some people see everything as a sign. Others see nothing as a sign. We are to avoid both extremes. Signs are like "previews of coming attractions." They are not the main attraction but point to it providing a small glimpses of what the main feature will be like. In the final hours of the last days certain signs would become increasingly evident.


Consider them carefully: 
 

1.  The world's focus would be on the  Middle East.
 

2.  Russia would begin to align with key Muslim nations. 
 

3.   Israel would be surrounded by those bent on its annihilation. 
 

4.  Anti-Semitism would dramatically escalate. 
 

5. Religious deception would be rampant.
 

6. Political chaos would increase, and a political star with plausible solutions would rise up. 
 

7. Extreme famines would occur in different parts of the world.
 

8. There would be wars and rumors of war, especially relative to the Middle East and Israel.
 

9. Epidemics and pandemics would spread.
 

10. Earthquakes and natural disasters would escalate in frequency and intensity.
 

11. Technology would advance in astonishing ways.
 

12. Terrorism would jump to the forefront.
 

13. There would be an abnormal emphasis  on sex and materialism, and morality would be twisted.
 

14. Betrayals, multiplying family problems and resistance to God's messages would be prevalent.
 

15. A genuine, Holy Spirit-led revival would  emerge as a remnant of godly  believers focused on the Lord Jesus Christ and His power. Those signs are now joining at whirlwind velocity. But much like an alarm clock many choose to ignore it because signs can be agitating and discomforting.
 

Somehow we want to believe, "Maybe we've still got a few years or decades before these prophecies come to pass." But the evidence tells us they are upon us. "So also, when you shall see all these thing, you know that it is near, even at the doors."
 

Truly I say to you this generation will not pass away until all these things take place" (Matt. 24:33–34).
 

The generation that sees these signs taking place simultaneously and globally "may be" part of the final generation and "possibly" experience the long-awaited return of Jesus Christ.
 

Followers of Christ will walk in hope, faith and great power, others will taste only

anguish and distress in the days ahead.


Dr. Dave Williams Mount Hope Church Lansing, Michigan



DEAR READER REMEMBER AND DO NOT BE DECEIVED:

Scriptures inform us that we may discern the signs of the times but no man knows

the date or time when Messiah shall return. There are many prophesies yet to be acomplished.   



Peace in His name.  

Daniel

What might God have planned for those who accept Him becoming His adopted Sons and Daughter.

What might God have planned for those who accept Him becoming His adopted Sons and Daughter.

HOW TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN ?

Choose this day whom you shall serve and how you live your mortal life.

WHAT THEN OF JESUS CHRIST ?


We believe in the One Eternal God who has revealed Himself to us

through His Son, His Holy Spirit, His Written Word and His Creation.


Christ our Lord said:

"I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." John 14:6-7

If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.  "John 7:37-38

Nothing is more important than knowing and following Him but we could neither know nor follow Christ until He touches our hearts, fills us with His Spirit, and opens our "eyes". Thereby enabling us to recognize our own depravity and His undeserved grace which saves us by the cleansing light of his holiness. Through the cross, Jesus Christ took the punishment for our sins and brought us into an intimate relationship with Himself that will last forever. The Scriptures show the way to enter into that relationship and participate in His victory now and for all eternity.


Dear reader please read and truly consider the following:


WHY WE ALL NEED HIM:

"All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…" Romans 3:23
"The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23
"What I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do, For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice." Romans 7:15, 19


HOW MUCH HE LOVES US:

"God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

Romans 5:8 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16 "God our Savior… desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." 1 Timothy 2:3-4


WHAT HE DID FOR "YOU AND ME" NOT FOR CHURCHES OR SPIRITUAL ORGANIZATION:   

"Surely He has borne our grief and carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed." Isaiah 53:4-6 "He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins." 1 John 4: 11 "He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." John 1:11-13


HOW YOU MAY RECEIVE HIS GIFT ETERNAL LIFE: 

Jesus said, "...he who hears My word and "believes in Him" who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. John 5:24

"I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." John 14:6
"No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him...." John 6:44

The phrase above "believes in Him" implies a Spirit-given: understanding and response to His Word whether preached, taught or read awakens within us a conviction of sin, a recognition of our own depravity (in the light of God's Holiness). Which gives you the humility to come to Him and surrender your life into the hands of our sovereign Lord. In other words, believing the gospel is not simply a human or moral decision. It's not enough to believe that God exists; for, as James (2:19) points out, "Even the demons believe—and tremble!" Saving faith is given to us by God's grace; it is His undeserved gift to sinners. Only through the power of His Word and Spirit can we understand our own need and trust the wonderful truth about God and His death on our behalf. If God is drawing you to Himself and you long to receive the cleansing, forgiveness and eternal life that He offers you, trust Him to show you the way. Your prayer might include the following:


ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR BELIEF AND FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST:

"If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9


CONFESS YOUR SINS:

Admit in prayer that you have sinned against Him. The words King David prayed may help you: "Search me, O God, and know my heart... and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." Psalm 139:23-24


SINCERE REPENTANCE BASED ON A GENUINE SPIRIT GIVEN CONVICTION OF SINS.      

Express your willingness and desire to turn from all wrong ways and follow Jesus, then trust Him -- now and each coming day -- to accomplish it by His Spirit in you. “He said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me." 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 "I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance." Luke 15:7


THANK HIM:

Thank Him for the "exchanged life" He offers us. If He indeed is drawing your to Himself and doing a a supernatural work in your heart, He can take your weak and sinful life and, in turn, fill you with  His good and perfect life. Then He will enable you to know His will, persevere through life's struggles,  and share His triumph -- now and forever. "Now we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." 2 Corinthians 5:20-21


THE BASIS OF YOUR SALVATION:

"God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world." Galatians 6:14"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are saved it is the power of God." 1 Corinthians 1:18 "For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life." Romans 5:10 “as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life." Romans 6:3


Oswald Chambers wrote:  "......"when I turn to God and by belief accept what God reveals I can accept instantly the stupendous Atonement of Jesus Christ rushing me into a right relationship with God. By the supernatural miracle of God’s grace I stand justified, not because I am sorry for my sin, not because I have repented, "but because of what Jesus has done". The spirit of God brings it with a breaking, all-over light, and I know, though I do not know how, that I am saved."


MY RESPONSE TO HIS SAVING GRACE IS - TO BE BAPTIZED:

"Peter said to them, 'Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.'" Acts 2:38

"He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned." Mark 16:16 “baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you....”Matthew 28:18-20 "do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life." Romans 6:3 "For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit." 1 Corinthians 12:13 "Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, preached Jesus to him. Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, 'See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?' Then Philip said, 'If you believe with all your heart, you may.'" Acts 8:35 "And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ." Acts 10:48


HOW HE CHANGES OUR LIVES WHEN WE BELIEVE IN HIM:

"If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:17, 21 "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me." Galatians 2:20

"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. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:4-10 "What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? Or do you not know that  as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus  were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. "For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection,   knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that  the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin...."Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:1-6, 11


OUR MISSION AS THE FAMILY OF GOD I THE SAME FOR EVERYONE:

Jesus told His disciples: “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them [new believers, not nations] in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20 "we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bond servants for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." 2 Corinthians 4:5-6 "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they slight a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lamp stand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:14-16


WHAT WE CAN EXPECT AS FOLLOWERS OF JESUS CHRIST:

"If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you…. If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you…. because they do not know Him who sent Me. " John 15:20-21 "For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake...." Philippians 1:29 Does this sound too hard? Have you taken time to "count the cost" of being a Christian? Many misunderstand God's "good news" of salvation to mean "cheap grace" -- the kind of relationship that demands nothing of us. True, salvation is purely by His gracious response to our faith. But once we have chosen to believe and follow Him, we become His ambassadors -- called to share His suffering as well as His triumphs -- in this world. "And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it.... So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple." Luke 14:27-28, 33 But remember, the suffering and sacrifice that comes with discipleship cannot compare with the joy, peace and eternal glory that we share with Him for all eternity: "Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy." 1 Peter 4:12-14 "We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son…." Romans 8:28-29


"WHO SHALL SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF CHRIST"?

Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? … Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:35-39


HOW WE MAY SHARE IN HIS TRIUMPH:"

"we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us." Romans 5:4-5 “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." John 13:34-35 "present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." Romans 12:1-3 "let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross…."Hebrews 12:1-2


OUR PRAYER FOR YOU:

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13 "that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height - to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory… forever and ever." Ephesians 3:14-2 "Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it." 1 Thessalonians 5:23


INVITING CHRIST INTO YOUR LIFE:

IMPORTANT: BEFORE INVITING CHRIST INTO YOUR LIFE REMEMBER:

Your conversion (your regeneration and spiritual birth into His family) IS HIS WORK, not yours If there is "no true repentance", if there is "no true conviction of your natural sinful condition", if there is "no true awareness of your need for the cross", your prayer will be empty words and will not bring a spiritual birth. That being said and you are truly committed to become a follower of Jesus Christ - PRAY IN THIS MANNER:


"Dear Lord, I know I have sinned and don't deserve Your love. But I believe that You died for me, carried my sins to the cross and offer me full forgiveness for all my sins. Please change my heart, fill me with your Spirit, and purify my life. Only by Your holy life in me can I follow Your ways and do what is right. Give me a hunger for your Word and a growing desire to serve You. I trust you to show me your will and enable me to follow you -- no matter what the cost".


Upon truly accepted Jesus Christ and receiving the Gift of the Holy Spirit you are now Born Again as a Son or Daughter of the Living God "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." Ephesians 2:8-9 For as heaven is above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear Him. As far as the East is from the West, so far hath He removed our transgressions from us. Like a father who pitied his children, so the Lord has pitied pitied those that respect Him. Edited From Psalm 103:11-13 (kjv)

Thank you to Andy & Berit for permission to use information from there web site which I recommend to all Believers and New Believers. http://www.crossroad.to/


Choose this day whom you shall serve. God or the Prince of this fallen world?

Choose this day whom you shall serve. God or the Prince of this fallen world?