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Please pray before starting.

I would like to share some Good News with you and it starts with God

GOD IS THE CREATOR

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God Created the heavens and the earth.

God is the Creator He made everything there is, the Bible says in

Colossians 1:16 For by Him all things were Created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been Created Through Him and for Him.

1) We think in are minds God revolves around us that’s not what the Bible says, the Bible says the heavens the earth and us were here to Glorify and please Him. As the Divine Creator He Has the right to do what He wants that is His prerogative.

The 1st point is as the Creator He Creates for His Pleasure and Purpose to do whatever He wants with His Creation. If you want to know what your purpose for life is, it’s for God to Glorify Him to please Him so then everything belongs to the Lord.

Example: There was a young preacher going to a country church and in the sermon he preached how God Created everything. All things belong to Him and we are merely managers and stewards, there was a very wealthy farmer listening to the sermon that day thinking he would educate the young preacher. So he invited him home after the service for lunch and why his wife prepared the meal he gave him a tour of the farm, lands, equipment and barns. He said to the young preacher, young man do you really believe all this belongs to God look what I have accumulated. Don’t you agree this belongs to me and the young preacher said to him this statement, ask me in a hundred years from now.

The point was well made the farmer understood it, were just merely care takers and what we have doesn’t really belong to us It belongs to God. Because He is the Creator of everything therefore It belongs to Him, He Has the right of ownership.

The second point is since It belongs to Him He can do whatever He wants with It that’s the right of any inventor, creator or maker.

Example: There’s a beautiful bookcases i own and made out of solid cherry, lets suppose at the conclusion of making one of these bookcases. I decided i could do better i wasn’t pleased with it, so i’m going to destroy what was made and start over and my friend walks up as i get ready to douse it with kerosene. Then i lit the match my friend says wait a minute, you can’t do this to this bookcase its to beautiful give it to me.

Should i stop immediately and help you load my bookcase in the back of your pickup truck, no i don’t have to do that why! because it’s mine i made it. I have the prerogative as a maker to do whatever i want to do with it, you see God as the Creator Has the same Prerogative with whatever He Made. Because everything He Made is for Him that’s the beginning of the Good News because everything has a purpose and that purpose is what God gives It because He Made It.

GOD IS HOLY

2) He is are Creator that is Holy He made everything for Himself we belong to Him and He can do whatever He wants with us. He wants us to be Holy because He is Holy He demands it from all His Creation

1 Peter 1:15 but like the Holy One who called you, be Holy yourselves also in all your behavior;

The scripture goes on to say

Isaiah 59:1 Behold, the Lord’s hand is not so short that it cannot save; Nor is His ear so dull that it cannot hear.
2 But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear.

This says God is Holy and we are not Holy, there is a separation between us and God.

What do we mean when we say God is Holy?

He is Good and Pure! we think that about Holiness but the meaning is that God is all together different from you and me. He is the Creator were His Creation He’s going to be different not only from us but from His Angels He Made. He is so all together in a different Class or Category nothing is like Him in all the universe. You can’t just say God is like this and point to it or like him or her. Because it is not true but there is a part of us like God because we were Created in His Image there is a likeness some similitude. But that doesn’t mean God is like us He is a absolutely Perfect Being completely satisfied in Himself. He needs nothing you can see how He is Holy and different from anybody else He Has no needs He doesn’t need us or His Creation He doesn’t need the Angels to Praise Him. He is the Great God Who is totally happy with Himself and can do it without sin. What doe’s this have to do with you and me, this! He Has commanded you to be Holy also to be like Him He Will measure us by this standard Perfection. The standard is not the Ten Commandments or you going to Church or being Religious the standard is you to be just like God Holy. The Bible says:

1 Peter 1:16B “You shall be Holy, for I am Holy.”

That is the Commandment He Has given to all His Creation also remember He is the Creator He Has the Privilege to do that. He can make that Command of us and be Perfectly right of that demand.

Are you Holy like God?

You and I stand before Him that is the criteria He will Judge us. Not that we did good things or being moral, law abiding or obeyed the Ten Commandments. When you stand before God the one question will be this!

Were you like God?

That’s the only way you can get into heaven.

1 Peter 1:16 because it is written He is the Great God Who is “You shall be Holy, for I Am Holy.”

GOD IS JUST

3) The Good News is that God is are Creator and He is Holy.

The third point of are story is God is Just. The Bible says: Who keeps Loving Kindness for thousands, Who Forgives iniquity, transgression and sin;

Yes He does but we have to stop there and clarify. If you know anything about the Good News of Jesus Christ you know that is part of the story but that is towards the end of the story and if you get your facts out of sequence the conclusion can be different.

The Bible also says: yet He Will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations.” Exodus 34:7

He can’t wink at your sin because He is Just or ignore it. He doe’s forgive but doesn’t clear the guilty or just excuse your sin because He is Just. When this verse occurred Moses was asking God to show him His Glory. He said show me more of this Divine Excellence this Holiness about You that is so different from anybody I’ve ever known show me more of it. If God doe’s He is declaring this about Himself that He doe’s forgive but He also doesn’t clear the guilty In other words He doesn’t excuse your sin. The book of Psalms says:

Psalm 96:13B For He is coming to Judge the earth. He will Judge the world in Righteousness And the peoples in His Faithfulness.

Why because He is Just, a lot of people misunderstand this about the God of the Bible. A Lot of people think the Old Testament God is just waiting to be wrathful and vengeful just waiting to get them . Then we come to the New Testament and God Has had some miraculous change He’s gotten kinder and gentler we see Jesus Loving and Merciful. That’s actually not true God doe’s not change the Bible say’s He is Unchangeable. That is part of His Holiness His separation Him being different all together, the New Testament says:

Romans 6:23A For the wages of sin is death,

You sin against Him you will have to pay it can’t be any other way God is absolutely Just let me illustrate this:

Example: Let’s say you leave your home and go on short trip and when you return someone has broken into your home. They have done unspeakable things to your wife and children, stolen your valuable possessions and killed your family. Within hours of the crime the alleged perpetrator is arrested and on the day of arraignment your thinking of the unspeakable things he has done. The judge reads the accusations against him and asks him how do you plead?. The man confesses and says i did it i’am guilty the judge then proceeds with the evidence presented. There’s eye witness testimony from neighbors that saw him running from your home at the hour it happened. Then there is the DNA evidence this guy is the man he is guilty he confessed. But the judge says this to him you know i’am a Christian and i want to be like my God Merciful ,Kind and Forgiving. So therefore i drop the charges against you, your free to go.

Tell me how would you feel? What do you think your reaction would be? I know what it would be every ounce of what is right every sense of justice in you would cry foul this is wrong this can’t be happening. Now not only is the alleged criminal who confessed to the crime guilty but the judge is guilty. Because he did not serve justice well he did not uphold the law. He therefore would be unholy because he is not just. Friend! God is Holy and therefore He is Just and He Has to punish sin including yours.

GOD IS MERCIFUL

4) He is Merciful and desires to forgive sin.

Psalm 103:8 The Lord is Compassionate and Gracious, Slow to anger and abounding in Loving Kindness.

God is Forgiving He forgave King David of murder and adultery.

Ezekiel 18:32 For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone who dies,” declares the Lord God. “Therefore, repent and live.”

God is Just but He wants to forgive you and is Perfect He doe’s both.God is pleading with you Saying I Am Just, Perfect and Holy bit I must administer Justice. In Gods Heart He wants to forgive you to live not to die, God likes being merciful not administering justice. Is there a conflict-ion in God is He mixed up and doesn’t know what to do half wrath and half kind. Are the two fighting each other depending on the day, He’s either wrathful or kind to you. Not at all He is Perfect in all ways there is no war in God . It is are dilemma hard for us to comprehend how God could be both Merciful and Just or Forgiving yet upholding Law and Order.

Example: There was a good friend lieutenant Greg he was a friend of General Stacey. It came down to General Stacey having to sign an order of execution. There was a struggle within him he cared for him this was a good friend for a long time. He has been a great lieutenant who followed orders till now. Inside of him he wanted to grant clemency but there was the side of him that had to be a General who carried out justice. For the cause of greater good he sided with justice and signed the execution order. But here’s a point of this story he was a mortal with flaws like you and me. But he had the ability to have two different fighting emotions and senses within him. But he still sided with the greater cause of good God doe’s not have a competition between these two attributes Mercy and Justice. God will Judge sin God will find it in the greater good of His Glory and His Universe Creation to dispense justice against you but at the same time He pleads and gives you Hope if you will turn. Why die He takes no pleasure in your death turn and live so you can receive His Mercy.

So the decision God’s Justice or Mercy comes to you my friend how will you choose?

MAN IS A SINNER

5) Man is a sinner and cannot save himself.

Romans 3:9 What then? Are we better than they? Not at all; for we have already charged that both Jews and Greeks are all under sin;

The color of your Skin, Ethnicity or Religion makes no difference as far as sin goes we are all sinners and cannot save ourselves.

Romans 3:10 – 12 as it is written, “There is none righteous, not even one; 11 There is none who understands, There is none who seeks for God; 12 All have turned aside, together they have become useless; There is none who does good, There is not even one.”

We don’t do good as the scripture say’s because we aren’t good are very nature has a flaw, Where doe’s it come from you ask! The answer is: In the garden where God made Man and Woman are first parents! Adam and Eve. Something happened they rebelled they chose not to live according to there Creators Design. They chose for themselves the result was there nature changed. They were considered fallen and every one of there decedents has received there very fallen and sinful nature. Right up to this very day you and I have that very nature and it is natural to us. Are very nature is not to obey God and not to submit to the Creators Will. We do not want to live for His Purposes but are own we are selfish in nature. Are old nature through sin is to live now for ourselves.

Romans 2:8 but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation.

Sin is coming short of His Glory Which is Perfect in Nature.

Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God,

The Good or Religious deeds that we do are for ourselves it is flawed because it’s not for God’s Glory. Everything we do must be for His Glory.
So there’s a problem we need to change are nature. Another point is we are sinners and can’t save ourselves. We can’t change are nature we can change are behavior many times but we can’t change who we are.

Romans 3:20 because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His Sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.

The more we try the more we break His laws. Sometimes we keep them but there for ourselves are own sake or glory.

Ephesians 2:12 remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the Covenants of Promise, having no hope and without God in the world.

We have to understand we are hopeless theirs nothing we can do to save ourselves. We can be the most Religious person even a Pastor or Bible Teacher. There has to be a moment when you understand your hopeless with no hope in this world. Somebody Who designed you Has to intervene to save you.

WHO CHRIST IS

6) He is the Infinite God-Man! He is are Hope! He is the answer for us. He is God Himself and He provided a answer for are sin. Jesus Christ are only Hope. People say Who is He! He was a great world Philosopher a Religious leader like mohammad. Some think He Was nothing more but this contradicts His own teachings. This would be true if He were only a man but He claimed to be Deity God Himself. If He was a mighty leader claiming to be God and He wasn’t . Then He would be a con-artist, liar nothing like a leader should be. The Bible say’s that He Was God.

John 1:1 In the beginning Was the Word, and the Word Was with God, and the Word Was God.

Who is the Word? It is Jesus Christ . This scripture talks about the beginning of creation. He Was there at creation. He Was there even before that.

John 1:2-3 He Was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being Through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.

He pre-existed even before His Earthly birth in Bethlehem. He is the Second Person of the Triune God. He is the Son of God. God offered for us His only Begotten Son as a remedy to are sin problem. So if He is the Infinite God-Man! What are you going to do with that information. If He is your Creator and the Infinite God-Man. How do we identify with Him with what He Has done.

WHAT CHRIST DID

7) He Christ Jesus became are Substitutionary death Who solved are sin problem and brought us to a right relationship with God.

Romans 3:24 being justified as a gift by His Grace through the Redemption which is in Christ Jesus;

The Apostle Paul says it is a free gift .Then how do we get this free gift when He is a God of Justice? How can that be when we earlier said God will not ignore sin. In the scripture it says ( being justified ) What does it mean to be justified? It means God accepts you as perfectly clean your complete in His Presence. The scripture also says in the words ( In Christ Jesus ) In Christ both Mercy and Justice have been satisfied God will freely forgive you and accept you because of what Christ did. What did He do?

Romans 3:25 whom God displayed publicly as a Propitiation in His Blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His Righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed;

The word propitiation what does it mean: God gave a Substitution Sacrifice on your behalf. In other words you should be punished for your sins. But instead God gave us His Son and put Him on a cross to die a shameful death and suffer what you and I deserve God’s Wrath. When Jesus was born in Bethlehem in a stable that was the beginning of are solution. No you have to go to Jerusalem to the hill an old rugged cross where God literally slays and Judges His Perfect Innocent Son for your sake. We see that Jesus was Sinless and Perfect in every way. When He Was put on the cross God placed every one of your sins every thought, attitude in rebellion against God. God placed them on His Son though Innocent and dispensed Holy Justice on Him. He treated Him as if He committed those sins and dealt with Him as a law breaker instead of us. So then God could declare us innocent that is what propitiation means.

Here is an example: Lets say you anger your husband and he’s been difficult. You try to figure some solution. You go to the store buy a gift to have them to forget about the anger so you propitiate it. Jesus was the Substitute Sacrifice where Gods anger has been completely put away and His Justice is satisfied.

Romans 3:25B This was to demonstrate His Righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed; 26 for the demonstration, I say, of His Righteousness at the present time, so that He would be Just and the Justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

His Justice was satisfied.now He can be Perfectly Just and legal to be Merciful to you. His Mercy, Truth and Justice have come together in Jesus. He is the answer to Gods Mercy and Justice. What He asks you to do is put your faith ( Trust ) in Him.

WHAT IS FAITH

8) Simply put faith is treasuring and trusting in Jesus Christ alone for eternal life.

Trusting in Jesus Christ is not trusting in someone else your pastor or church and most importantly certainly not yourself. Your confidence is completely in Jesus Christ for eternal life, eternal life is not just life after death it has to do with it but there is more. When the Bible speaks of eternal life it speaks of not just duration of time but the quality of life. Eternal life is the Life of Jesus as the Bible says, so what happens when you trust in Him His very Life is Infused into you. He Comes to Live within you and that has radical implications on how you live from now on once saved day to day. trusting in Christ is more than just intellectual ascent and human belief there’s a committal of something to the Person of Jesus Christ.

Example: For example if your trusting me your having to commit something to me otherwise you’ll just believe i’m trust worthy.

To Trust in Christ means you have committed something into His care and into His keeping. What is that! it’s you, it’s just not for the forgiveness of sins or life after death and heaven, it’s with your life now. The Bible says

Romans 1:17 For in it ( the Gospel ) the Righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; ( Beginning to end ) as it is written, “But the righteous man shall live by faith.”

Meaning: That justification being right with God is being revealed from faith to faith.

I’m not just forgiven by faith i live by it, my life now is fueled by a trusting in Christ for something and again more than just life after death. I’m trusting Him with my life now, you see He made some promises to you and me. He said if we will trust Him with are entire being that He would take my life your life and turn everything to are good. He would conform us to the Image of His Own Person, He would do things with us that is just impossible for us to comprehend even now. That He could make are life count eternally forever to His Glory and to are good. So when a Man or a Woman trusts in Jesus there not just trusting for a place in heaven. There trusting that God will take something of there life and make something beautiful out of it. Are you trusting Christ with your life or have you just made a commitment to Him made a decision for Him. Your doing your best to keep the Commandments and do what you think God requires of you. Listen the Bible says

Romans 3:28 For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law.

It’s not what you do, it’s what He Has done and your committing your whole life now and forever even after death. One more thing it’s also a treasuring not just trusting in Jesus Christ. If I really believe He is Who He said He is and He can do what He promised and that He is the Supreme God the only True God. Then His value to me must have a inestimable price and i must treasure Him for Who He is if i really believe in Him. If i really trust in Him then i’ll see Him to Be as He Said He is and i’ll value that faith has to incorporate this sense of treasuring value. It raps it’s arms around Christ and says there’s nothing more valuable to me, no one is more precious to me. So i say if you are really trusting in Christ your loving Him, your cherishing Him He is the Supreme Person of your life. Faith will do this for you it will make you willing to loose your life for His sake because His Life is much more valuable than yours.

WHAT REPENTANCE IS

9) Lets discuss repentance which is deeply connected to the word faith which we just talked about.

Basically there like two sides of a coin no genuine faith without genuine repentance. But unfortunately today the word repentance is absent from are vocabulary more used in the past than today but it really is important. You can’t have genuine salvation without this repentance and so what does repentance mean let me begin by explaining what it isn’t. It isn’t just feeling sorry or guilty many people believe they have truly repented of there sin because they felt bad. They were in a church they heard the Gospel they responded and they asked Jesus to Come into there heart or raised there hand. They believe they have turned to Christ believed upon Him and repented of there sins. But the Bible warns us there are two kinds of sorrow that can motivate a profession of faith. One is a Godly sorrow the other is a worldly sorrow the Bible says in:

2 Corinthians 7:10 For the sorrow that is according to the Will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death.

So God creates a lasting change but worldly sorrow alleviates the conscious and leaves you in your sin. So just feeling bad, feeling remorse or feeling guilt about sin, wrong actions, mistakes and failures is not necessarily genuine repentance. So what is it! well genuine repentance is the turning and hating of sin, turning from sin, hating your sin turning toward Christ. It involves three components of your personality, Mind, the Heart and the Will. Lets deal with the mind, genuine sorrow that produces Godly genuine repentance first affects the mind. The mind hears the truth and where as the mind had been blind to the truth did not agree with it. There’s now an acknowledgement an agreement with it not only doe’s the mind agree with it but it affects the heart and brings a change. Where you once loved your sin, relished it, protected it, defended it, genuine repentance no longer defends or protects or relishes it. But really now dislikes it wants to be free from it, there’s a disdain, there’s a dislike for sin and unless that’s really there in your life you may have felt sorry or guilty but you’ve not truly repented. Now when the intellect the mind and the heart come together in genuine repentance the third component has to follow and it’s your will. There’s a change in actions you no longer live the way you once lived, you no longer embrace that world view there’s been a 180 degree turn from your sin. Let me summarize what i believe is genuine repentance:

1) An acknowledgement and agreement that God Has not been first place in your life.

Listen to what the Bible says:

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is Faithful and Righteous to Forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Please stop and don’t jump to a conclusion, if we confess sounds like saying that God i’m sorry your right, i’m wrong i messed up. But the word confess there is not really dealing with just verbal exclamation, but rather with a inward agreement.

The word literally means: To say the same thing as God.

There’s an agreement with God where as before there wasn’t, you believed you were justified, you believe you were okay. But now you agree with God that He is right and you are wrong.

2) There is a reception you literally receive Jesus Christ as the (Lord) Director of your life the Controller.

The Bible says:

Romans 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;

Notice how Jesus is described the Lord, Jesus asked this Question:

Luke 6:46 “Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?

In other words Jesus wants you to pay attention that if you are to be His followers you have to submit to His Authority.

Matthew 16:24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.

What does it mean to deny yourself here is exactly what Jesus meant:

It means you deny yourself the right to trust in yourself, you now place all of your confidence on how to live your life in Christ Jesus. He does become the Director of your life, that is a genuine evidence that you repented. But there’s one more:

3) Be willing to obey whatever Jesus directs you to do.

If He’s truly the Director then there has to be obedience, listen To what the Apostle John who followed Jesus said:

John 15:10 If you keep My Commandments, you will abide in My Love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His Love.

Where did this come from? well he was quoting directly from the Lord Master Jesus Christ. John new well that many people can confess to be believers followers of Christ. But if there life doe’s not change and the course of there life doe’s not redirect and follow Him in obedience. Then Godly sorrow really hasn’t taken place, John went on to say in His first Epistle.

Here’s the grand evidence:

1 John 2:3-5 By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His Commandments.4 The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His Commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; 5 but whoever keeps His Word, in him the Love of God Has truly been Perfected. By this we know that we are in Him:

So the question today is has genuine repentance occurred in your life or have you just made a decision. So you joined a church and now you go to church on Sunday morning if that or has the whole direction of your life truly changed. Is there something internally driving you to hate even when you still sin today, create a misery and a turning to Christ in repentance in change. Friend without that there is no genuine repentance, May God grant you by the Holy Spirit repentance.

GOD’S GRACE

10) Everything that has been shared up to this point is a explanation of the grace of God.

You see salvation is just that it’s a grace, grace means it’s a gift, you don’t earn it you didn’t deserve it in fact you couldn’t if you tried. All the Religious efforts of God’s greatest champions couldn’t have saved them they were given the same gift of grace. The Bible says:

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;

God gifts you with salvation you don’t save yourself. The Bible says:

Ephesians 2:9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Going to church praying the prayers doesn’t save in fact we are living in a sad day when people believe there saved because they do those things. They stand up and ask Jesus to Come into there heart or something like that or they make a decision for Christ. Jesus completely showed us a more radical way He explained to a very religious man of His own day a preacher. That it was not his Religion that was going to save him He said to him.

John 3:3-7 Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is Born Again he cannot see the Kingdom of God.” 4 Nicodemus *said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born, can he?” 5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is Born of Water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the Kingdom of
God.6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is Born of the Spirit is spirit.7 Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be Born Again.’

Jesus was equating this New Birth with physical birth and just like when you were born you didn’t help your Mother in that process. You caused her probably great difficulty there’s really nothing you and i do in the New Birth process. It’s an Act of God, Act of the Holy Spirit It’s a super natural thing can i say it this way It’s a miracle, God Has to Perform a miracle on you. Jesus again to that same preacher Nicodemus said It’s a mystery, It’s just like the wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it but you can not tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is Born of the Spirit the question is then how do i get God to do This for me. My friend you don’t have to worry about getting God to do This for you He wants to do It. Why did He send His Son to die for sinners?, Why would the Love that He Had in His Heart compel Him to rescue you people like you and me?. No the question is not doe’s God want to save me, the question is do you want to be saved? and if you do i believe God Will. Is there any thing for you to do?, well we already answered that faith and repentance.

WHAT MUST I DO

11) One day the Apostle Paul had been preaching in a city called Philippi and He and his partner Silas were arrested and put into prison. Do to a great miracle an earthquake occurred and freed them all from the prison and the jailer bowed before the feet of Paul asking him. What he must do to be saved? and so i’m sure you have the same question and we talked about it already. Just like the Philippian jailer Paul had told him to “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ”, faith, trust Him, treasure Him, repent turn from your sins let me give you an example of what that looks like.or could look like in your life. In

2 Corinthians 7:10 For the sorrow that is according to the Will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death.

Acknowledge and agree God Has not been first place in your life. The Bible says:

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He Is Faithful and Righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Confession here doesn’t mean saying i’m sorry as we covered under the title repentance, no it means to acknowledge and agree with God what He Say’s about your sin. It’s to feel in your heart exactly the way God feels about your present situation. It’s to agree with Him that He Has the right to do whatever He wants to do. That He can save you whether He wants to save you or not you are completely at His Mercy.
The Bible then says to Receive Jesus Christ as the Director ( “Lord” ) of your life. He becomes the most important Person with the Authority to direct you life. The Bible says:

Romans 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;

This is what faith looks like, it’s just not about going through the ritual and saying Jesus Christ is Lord. It’s not just publicly standing before the church and saying i want to accept Jesus into my heart. No in the day which that was written if a man stood up publicly and said i want to be a follower of Jesus it was instant persecution and problems. He could loose his job, his income, his own family would often disown him and many people were arrested thrown in prison and payed the ultimate price with there life. No confession here in Romans 10 verse 9 means your willing to place yourself under the leadership of Christ. Your submitting to Him and pledging your allegiance to His Life to do the very third thing. Your willing to obey Him in whatever He instructs you to do that’s what a Christian is a person who has given his life to Christ because they trust Him to do with them what is best. Jesus one day said to those who profess that He was the Lord, He said.

Luke 6:46 “Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I Say?

Matthew 16:24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.

Discipleship is costly you can confess to be a Christian, you can say Jesus is Lord but if your not doing what He commanded you to do. Well then see you don’t have true saving faith, your not trusting Him your not committing your life to His Instruction and Commandments. But if you will do that, Jesus gave you a guarantee He Said this.

John 15:10 If you keep My Commandments, you will abide in My Love; just as I have kept My Father’s Commandments and abide in His Love.

The Apostle John gave us the true test of whether or not a man has been Born Again He said:

1John 2:3-5 By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His Commandments. 4 The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His Commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; 5 but whoever keeps His Word, in him the Love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him.

Well my friend i hope that God Has given you insight into what He doe’s require of you. Simply put He requires you to follow Him in childlike faith, treasuring and trusting Him Alone for your life. God invites you to a change in your sin status from a position of alienation to a state of forgiveness. Therefore ” take heed how you hear “, one’s response to the Gospel in this life it is the biggest decision you will make because at your death there will be no opportunity to embrace the truth that was given in the Gospel.

John 7:37B “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and rink.

Let’s Pray God will do that supernatural work and give you understanding and responsive hearts even now and that you will be Born Again and know the Love of Christ.

info – It’s a comforting that we can trust God, the Spirit of God to do the work through the Word of God in the lives of those with whom we share the Gospel.

Gospel Explanation
BY Mike Durham
Real Truth Matters Ministries

Disciple A Follower Of Jesus – Matthew 28:19


Disciple A Follower Of Jesus – Matthew 28:19

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20

Please Pray for the Word to be applied to the Hearts ♥ ♥ GOD LOVES YOU

PRAY FOR THE JEWS ON THE WESTERN WALL – LIVE
PRAY FOR THE JEWS GO TO THIS LINK https://www.jerusalemprayerteam.org/k…

ARE YOU SAVED?
CHECK THESE 11 VIDEO’S TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SALVATION MANY THINK THEY ARE SAVED AND ARE NOT. GO TO THIS LINK
http://www.disciplesacademy.com/induc…

Glorify the Lord! Please Share, Like and Comment daily to spread the Word of God around the world. Free Discipleship Classes http://tinyurl.com/hcxdmep God bless you in all you do!

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HOW DO WE KNOW THE HOLY SPIRIT IS LEADING US!


Is God Giving you Special Revelation Outside His Word
How do we know the Holy Spirit is leading us?
How doe’s He speak to us?

John 3:34
For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for He gives the Spirit without measure.

Please Pray for the Word to be applied to the Hearts ♥ ♥ GOD LOVES YOU

PRAY FOR THE JEWS ON THE WESTERN WALL – LIVE
PRAY FOR THE JEWS GO TO THIS LINK https://www.jerusalemprayerteam.org/kotel-live-feed/

ARE YOU SAVED?
CHECK THESE 11 VIDEO’S TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SALVATION MANY THINK THEY ARE SAVED AND ARE NOT. GO TO THIS LINK
http://www.disciplesacademy.com/induction.php#.U3DhivldWSo

Glorify the Lord! Please Share, Like and Comment daily to spread the Word of God around the world. Free Discipleship Classes http://tinyurl.com/hcxdmep God bless you in all you do! ♥

How Beautiful Who Brings Good News


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How beautiful upon the mountains
are the feet of him who brings good news,
who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness,
who publishes salvation,
who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” – Isaiah 52:7 (ESV)

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What is a Fast the Lord Loves


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Glorify the Lord! Click ” SHARE ” to spread the Word, and ‘ LIKE ‘ the page. Please Like, Comment, and Share daily to spread the Word of God around the world. Free Discipleship Classes http://tinyurl.com/hcxdmep God bless you for it!

A HEAVENLY BIRTH


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Today, Ligonier Teaching Fellow Sinclair Ferguson shows us how we are transformed by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit.

http://renewingyourmind.org/2017/04/17/a-heavenly-birth

Do Muslims believe in Allah alone?


WHY ARE YOU AT WAR WITH GOD


2 + 2 is always 4 right . the culture doesn’t always want to hear it

“Stop Committing Shirk, Allah Has No Partners!”


 

—Please share this video with your Muslim friends.—

Death Isn’t The End Of Life


I took a trip to Europe this Spring. One morning I went for a jog in London England and I passed by a cemetery and it made me stop and think about death and how many people die every day. When I came back home, I decided to make my next video inside a cemetery. Like I often say in our videos, every one of us dies. But there is One who freely gives eternal life to those who ask Him. Death isn’t the end of life.

Dear Atheists, Is there a God?


This is a short introduction video on the human body and its design. I touch on some of the systems and organs in the human body and its functions showing how and why there must be a Creator or an intelligent designer. Please share this video with your friends.

The Cross of Christ – Art Katz


Art lives only to the glory of God. His messages are life changing, events, ultimate. Words he often uses, and that is no overstatement, I can tell you. Art Katz puts into clear words what is wrong with the church. We lack an understanding of the cross of Jesus Christ. Full Sermon http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/my…

Eric Ludy – Heavenly Affection


“God loves you.” If we understood what this statement really meant, we would fall flat on our faces in worship day in and day out. But somehow it has lost its significance to us as the Church. We do not truly understand God’s love for us, and as a result, we lack the ability to pour out that same love upon His Church around us. This message calls us to a greater standard of love for one another as we walk in the love and tender mercies of God toward us. Delivered by: Eric Ludy

A COMFORTABLE RELIGIOSITY


Art Katz states that we have not only missed the cross in today’s culture, we have also missed the power of the resurrection. As a result we are living fleshly, sensual, and devilish lives rather than the triumphant-victorious life we have in Christ. This message is an appeal to turn back to Jesus as He actually is. http://ellerslie.com

Reach Our Generation 2014


Eric Ludy – The Heaven-Bred Warhorse from Ellerslie Mission Society on Vimeo.

What would it look like for the Church to fight on the offensive, instead of the defensive? We often have a passive stance in bringing the Gospel to the world but effective evangelism happens when we use wisdom and creativity. Just as the Salvation Army brought the Gospel to the East End of London with an unexpected (and very effective!) tactic, this message inspires us to ask God for how we can proactively approach our generation. We all have been placed in this generation by God and are being built for such a time as this. Look out world! Delivered by: Eric Ludy

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