Archive for March, 2008

Watch out for the peace symbol

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

I have seen a major surge of usage of the peace symbol in recent years, and if we only knew what this meant, we should be outraged should any follower of Christ have anything to do with such a symbol!

There are two different symbols that I would like to bring to your attention:

Peace Symbol

Beware, these are dangerous Satanic symbols! They represent a lot more than just ‘peace’, but Satanism, hatred against Christianity, and anti-Christ at their very core.

Christians going to hell?

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Many today do not realize this, but it is very much possible for a person to accept Jesus, repent of their sins, goto church every week, and try to live a Godly life, and yet still go to hell. Why? Because their sins are not forgiven due to unforgiveness hidden in their heart against somebody!

There is a really good book entitled The Bait of Satan where he tells of somebody that has died, went to heaven, and looked over into hell only to see his mother-in-law. He ran to Jesus and exclaimed that she was a Godly woman who loved the Lord, and wanted to know why she was in hell. Jesus’ reply was that she held bitterness in her heart, and He couldn’t forgive her sins. This may sound far-fetched, but not for somebody who knows their Bible. Consider these stern passages:

Matthew 6:14-15, “For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

WOW! So does that mean that if we are unforgiving towards somebody else, that it leaves our own sins unforgiven? Yes, that’s exactly what Jesus said! Furthermore, the Bible tells us that if we love not our brother, that we abide in death.

1 John 3:14, “We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.

Now if we are capable of not loving somebody, then we are obviously physically alive, therefore, this is clearly spiritual death that it’s speaking about here. If we hold unforgiveness in our heart against somebody, then we are abiding in spiritual death and our own sins stand before us.

What happens when a person dies without their sins being paid for, and are abiding in spiritual death?

If we are concerned about saving the lost, then we need to be equally motivated to warn God’s people of the importance of forgiving others who have offended them, lest they go to hell too!

Sent to preach, deliver, and heal

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Do you know that we are sent forth just as Jesus was, to carry out the same mission that He was carrying forth? That’s right!

John 20:21, “Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.”

So what was Jesus sent forth to do?

Luke 4:18-19, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”

And what did Jesus do?

Acts 10:38, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.”

So what did Jesus tell us to do?

Matthew 10:7-8, “And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.”

And what did Jesus say would follow those who believe?

John 14:12, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”

Mark 16:17, “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils…”

Is God is angry with you?

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

This is a lie from the devil if I’ve ever seen one. I am convinced that it is rooted in the bondage of religion. If you read the accounts in the Bible, you’ll find that Jesus was loving, merciful, and quick to forgive towards those who turned to Him!

Just how deep is His mercy towards those who fear Him? As high as the heaven is above the earth!

Psalms 103:11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

Psalms 103:8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

Psalms 145:8 The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

I think Satan has been telling God’s children a flat-out lie about the nature of their heavenly Father!

Proof of a soul & spirit

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

A lot of Christians think that we have a spirit (often called a soul) and a body, but nothing else. They do not understand that we indeed are a spirit which lives in a body, but also has a soul. Our soul is our mind, will and emotions. These things are not born again when a person accepts Christ, and can remain a dwelling place for unclean desires, weaknesses, and yes, unclean spirits. Now while the Bible does use the words spirit and soul interchangeably, it does make a clear distinction between the two:

Hebrews 4:12, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

We also find other passages in the Bible which discern a difference between our spirit and our soul:

1 Thessalonians 5:23, “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Now for some good stuff…

Did you know that if you accepted Jesus and you only had a spirit, then all your dirt and unclean desires, lustful thinking, bondages, weaknesses, addictions, etc. would go all at once, because the Bible says that we are a new creature if we are in Christ?

2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

This is because your spirit man is born again the moment you accept Christ, all things become new and the old things pass away. However, our minds, wills and emotions (known as our soul) are not born again, but transformed as we renew our minds according to the Word of God, turn away from sinful ways, receive the healing touch of God in our lives, and receive deliverance from any unclean spirits that have taken residence in us.

This is why believers do not shed all their sinful, evil, and dark bondages (thoughts, weaknesses, struggles, etc.) the moment they accept Christ, and furthermore, this is why there may be deliverance needed from unclean spirits in a person’s life long after they’ve accepted Christ.

How do you treat Jesus?

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

“Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was hungry, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was hungry, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.”
Taken from Matthew 25:34-45

Whatever we do to each other, we are doing unto Jesus. When we help each other and minister to them, it is as if we are ministering to Jesus, and when we do each other wrong, we are doing it unto Jesus. I don’t know about you, but that is a sobering thought that motivates me to treat my brothers and sisters in Christ as if I were working with Jesus Himself!

Are you walking in darkness?

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

Psalms 119:105  Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

One day the Holy Spirit spoke to me and said that if our path (our steps, our choices in life, etc.) is not lit with the Word of God, then we are walking in darkness!