Thursday, December 29, 2016

Jesus Warns of Coming Judgment

John 8:21, 23-30, "Once more Jesus said to them (the Pharisees), 'I Am going away and you will look for Me, and you will die in your sin. Where I go you cannot come. You are from below, I Am from above. You are of this world; I Am not of this world. I told you that you would die in your sins if you do not believe that I Am the One I claim to be, you will indeed die in your sins. I have much to say in judgment of you. But He Who sent Me is reliable and what I have heard from Him I tell the world. When you have lifted up the Son of Man (on the Cross) then you will know that I Am the One I claim to be and I do nothing on My own but speak just what the Father has taught Me. The One Who sent Me is with Me, He has not left Me alone for I always do what pleases Him.' Even as He spoke many believed in Him."

Revelation 20:11-15 The Dead Are Judged, "Then I saw a great white throne and Him (Jesus) Who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from His presence and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne and the books were opened. Another Book was opened which is the Book of Life. The dead were judged according to what they had done recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and hell gave up the dead that were in them and each (person) was judged according to what he (she) had done. Then (they), death, and hell were throne into the Lake of Fire. The Lake of Fire is the second death. If anyone's name was not found written in the Book of Life, he (she) was thrown into the Lake of Fire." 

"Death" is not a "going out of existence." It is a transferring from one place to another.  In Luke 16:22-31, Jesus tells of the lost rich man in hell, "The time came when the beggar died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side. The (lost) rich man also died and was buried. In Hell, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham and Lazarus far away. The rich man called out, 'Abraham have pity on me and let Lazarus dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue because I am in agony in this fire.' Abraham replied, ' received your good things in your lifetime while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted and you are in agony. Besides, between us and you a great chasm is fixed so no one can cross." The man in agony continued to request:  "I beg you, send Lazarus
to my five brothers, warn them so that they will not also come to this place of torment.' Abraham replied to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.'" Christ rose from the dead after He took upon Him the sins of mankind, yet the majority of today's world population refuse to believe His free gift of salvation for them if they only repent of their sins. Is your name written in the Book of Life or in the books? Are you saved to stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ to receive your reward in eternity with Him? Or, are you not saved and will stand before the Great White Throne Judgment where Christ will judge you for eternal punishment and cast you into the Lake of Fire that burns with brimstone and in the outer darkness of this fire you will be weeping and gnashing your teeth forevermore in agony! (Matthew 8:12, 13:42, 22:13, 24:51, 25:30, Luke 13:28)

If you don't have salvation in Jesus Christ, begin this New Year knowing your Savior by asking Him with a heartfelt attitude to forgive you of your sins. When you do, the Holy Spirit will enter you and confirm your salvation in our Awesome, Almighty, Creator, Savior, Holy Father GOD! What joy beyond your comprehension is awaiting you!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

For GOD So Loved the World

Genesis 1:26, 27 "Then GOD said, "Let Us make man in Our image... (vs 27) So GOD created man in His Own image, in the image of GOD He created Him  male and female."

Jesus is GOD in the flesh. The Holy Spirit is GOD in the Spirit.

John 14:9, "Jesus said, '...Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father.'"

Colossians 1:15, "Jesus is the image of the invisible GOD."

Hebrews 1:3, "Jesus is the radiance of GOD's glory, the exact representation of His Being, sustaining all things by His powerful WORD."

Man's image is made in three as well. 1. GOD the Father is GOD's personality of being Holy, Perfect, and All-Knowing. Each person has been given a personality recognizable to others. 2. Jesus is GOD in the flesh come to pay the penalty of mankind's sin. Each person has been given a body of flesh which is also recognizable by others. 3. The Holy Spirit is GOD in the Spirit. Man has been given a spirit which is dead until brought alive at the moment of salvation in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:1) What makes GOD so Almighty is that He can separate Himself into GOD the Father, GOD the Son, and GOD the Holy Spirit. Man cannot do this. At our death, our spirit and personality are separated from our body and abides either with Christ or in hell awaiting judgment. (2 Cor. 5:8) At the Rapture, Christians who have died will receive new bodies, those still alive at that moment will be changed receiving their new bodies and all the saved will forever be with the LORD!  (Thessalonians 4:16, 1 Corinthians 15:51-54)

John 3:16, "For GOD so Loved the world He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him will have everlasting life." 

GOD has experienced everything that man has, but without sin. We have a Savior that has made everything right with our Father Who expects perfection, but only Christ can make us perfect by Him paying the penalty for our sin. Have you accepted Jesus as your Savior? If not, do so and His Holy Spirit will enter you and lead, guide, and direct your path while upon this earth!

Friday, December 16, 2016

GOD Became a Man to Save Mankind

Matthew 1:23, "The virgin will be with Child and will give birth to a Son, and they will call Him Immanuel - which means, 'GOD with us.'"

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Jesus is the Light of the World

John 8:12-20, "When Jesus spoke to the people again, He said, 'I Am the Light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.' The Pharisees challenged Him, 'Here you are, appearing as your own witness, your testimony is not valid.' Jesus answered, 'Even if I testify on My own behalf, My testimony is valid, for I know where I come from and where I am going. But you have no idea where I come from or where I am going. You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one. But if I do judge, My decisions are right because I Am not alone. I stand with the Father Who sent Me. In your own Law it is written that the testimony of two men is valid. I Am One who testifies for Myself, My other Witness is the Father, Who sent Me.' They then asked, 'Where is your father?' Jesus replied, You do not know Me or My Father. If you knew Me, you would know My Father also.' He spoke these words while teaching in the temple area near the place where the offerings were put. Yet, not one seized Him, because His time had not yet come." 

Matthew 2:9, "...the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped oven the place where the Child was."

Is Jesus your Light in a spiritually darkened world? His Light opens your spirit's heart to recognize He is GOD in the Flesh come to sacrifice His Life for your sins. He came as a babe in a manger. He has experienced every thing humankind will ever experience, but did not sin. Accept His forgiveness of your sins and His Light will illuminate your soul to know GOD and His Love to save you unto Himself forever!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Jesus Forgives an Adulterous Women

John 8:1-11, "Jesus appeared again in the temple courts, the people gathered around Him and He began to teach them. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. They said to Jesus, 'Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery, the Law of Moses commanded us to stone to death such a woman. Now what do you say?' They were using the question to trap Jesus to have a basis to accuse Him. Jesus bent down and began writing on the ground with His finger. When they kept on questioning Him, He stood up and said to them, 'If any one of you is without sin, let him cast the first stone.' Again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. Those who heard began to leave one at a time, the older ones first until only Jesus was left with the woman standing there. Jesus stood up and asked her, 'Woman, where are your accusers? Has no one condemned you?' 'No one, sir,' she said. 'Then neither do I condemn you. Go and sin no more.' Jesus declared."

It has always been amazing to me that the Pharisees "caught this woman in the act" but did not bring the man who committed adultery as well!

Jesus says in Matthew 7:1-5, "Do not judge or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others you too will be judged...why do you look at the speck in your neighbor's eye and don't see the plank in your own? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your neighbor's eye."  In other words many judge others when they are doing the same thing or worse than what others are doing. "All have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of GOD." (Romans 3:23) The LORD does give discernment for each of us to judge what we our self should do to change our own attitude to do what Almighty GOD would have us do by the leading of His Word, the Bible. He also has set up those to be judges of the law. But it is a very strict responsibility which brings GOD's blessing or punishment if it is compromised by those holding the position. I surely would not want to be in the hands of Almighty GOD to answer to for abusing this high calling to be on the judicial bench! 

Forgiveness comes from man's spirit, not the mind. The spirit is redeemed, the mind is fallen and needs constant awareness of sin. Jesus said, "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." (Matthew 26:41) We depend upon GOD for everything! His Spirit is in us and is willing to lead, guide, and direct us. We must be willing to allow Him to do so. It begins first with accepting Jesus' death on the cross for your sins and will never end! It will become even more prominent when He brings us into His Holy Presence either upon death or the Rapture of His Church! Hallelujah!!! "Death has been swallowed up in victory! Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? Thanks be to GOD He give us the victory through our LORD Jesus Christ!" (First Corinthians 15:55-57) 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Religious Leaders Attempt to Arrest Jesus

7:32-53, "The chief priests and the Pharisees sent temple guards to arrest Him (Jesus). Jesus said, 'I am with you for only a short time and then I go to the One Who sent Me. You will look for Me but you will not find Me, and where I am you cannot come.' The Jews said to one another, 'Where does this man tend to go that we cannot find him. What did he mean when he said you will look for me but will not find me; and where I am you cannot come?' Verse 39-By this, He meant the Spirit, whom those who believe in Him would later receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified. Some said, 'Surely this man is a prophet.' Others said, 'He is the Christ.' The people were divided because of Jesus. Some wanted to seize Him, but no one laid a hand on Him. The temple guards went back to the Pharisees who asked, 'Why haven't you brought him?' No, this mob that knows nothing of the law-there is  curse on them. Nicodemus asked them, 'Does our law condemn anyone without first hearing him to find out what he is doing?' They replied, 'Look into it and you will find that a prophet does not come out of Galilee.' "

Hardened hearts blind lost men to the Spiritual things of Almighty GOD. It was so in Jesus' day and it is even more so in today's world. They had The Christ right before their eyes and they still were in unbelief. All the more important today is the Spirit of GOD to those who have not seen Christ Jesus! Upon believing Jesus died for your sins and asking His forgiveness, His Holy Spirit enters you and reconciles you to Almighty GOD! Then your eyes, your heart and mind are opened to the truths and promises of our Awesome, Almighty, Creator, Savior, Holy Father GOD!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Jesus Teaches in the Temple

John 7:10-31, "After His brothers left the feast, He also left. The Jews asked, 'Where is the man?' There was widespread whispering in the crowds, saying, 'He is a good man.' Others said, 'No, he deceives the people.' But no one would say it publicly for fear of the Jews. Jesus went up to the temple courts and began to teach. Jesus said, 'My teaching is not My own. It comes from Him Who sent Me. If anyone chooses to do GOD's will, he will find out whether My teaching comes from GOD or whether I speak on My own. He who speaks on his own does so to gain honor for himself, but he who works for the honor of the One Who sent Him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about Him. Has not Moses given you the law? Yet, not one of you keeps the law. Why are you trying to kill Me?' 'You are demon possessed,' the crowd called out. 'Who is trying to kill you?' Jesus answered out, 'I did one miracle and you all are astonished, yet because Moses gave you circumcision, you circumcise a child on the Sabbath, why are you angry with Me for healing on the Sabbath? STOP judging by mere appearances and make a right judgment!' 'We know where this man is from, when the Christ comes, no one will know where He is from.' Jesus still teaching in the temple said, 'Yes, you know Me and you know where I am from. I am not here on My own, but He Who sent Me is true. You do not know Him because I am from Him and He sent Me.' They tried to seize Him, but no one laid a hand on Him. Still many in the crowd put their faith in Him. They said, 'When the Christ comes, will He do more miraculous signs than this Man?' "

There is none so blind than he who refuses to see! The miracles Jesus Christ performed were numerous: feeding thousands with two fish and five loaves of bread, walking on the water, calming the storm, healing the blind, healing the deaf, healing those with seizures, raising the dead, casting out demons...the list goes on. Yet, these refuse to  accept the truth! My prayer is for those who do not know the salvation of Jesus Christ will realize what He did upon the Cross by taking away your sin, but you must humble yourself, realize you were born in sin and cannot save yourself. It is a gift from GOD and you receive it by faith. When you do, the Holy Spirit comes into you and confirms your salvation! Come to Jesus today and you will reap the joy of our Awesome, Almighty, Creator, Savior, Holy Father GOD! 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Jesus' Brothers Ridicule Him

      James, Jesus' Brother

John 7:1-9, "Jesus went around in Galilee purposely staying away from Judea because the Jews were there waiting to take His life. When the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near, Jesus' brothers said to Him, 'You ought to leave here and go to Judea so that Your disciples may see the miracles You do. No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since You are doing these things, show Yourself to the world.' For even His own brothers did not believe in Him. Therefore, Jesus told them, 'The right time for Me has not yet come, for you anytime is right. The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify that what it does is evil. You go to the feast, I am not yet going upto this Feast, because for Me the right time has not yet come.' Having said this He stayed in Galilee."

"Jesus' brothers had a difficult time believing Jesus. After He died and rose from the dead, seeing Him, they believed. We today have every reason to believe because we have the full record of Jesus' miracles, death, and resurrection. We also have the evidence of what the gospel has done in people's lives through the centuries." We also have the Holy Spirit in us Who was promised to us upon salvation in Jesus Christ. He is the greatest witness of all. You too can personally know Jesus! He offers salvation as a free gift. All you need do is recognize you are a sinner, repent to Jesus of your sin and ask Him to come into your heart... And He will! 

Proverbs 3:4-5 explains this best, "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding. Acknowledge Him in all you do and He will guide your paths."

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

Thursday, November 3, 2016


John 6:61-71 "Aware that many of His disciples (followers) were grumbling...Jesus said to them,
"Does this offend you? What if you see the Son of Man ascend to where He was before? (Jesus in heaven before He came to earth as a Man) The Spirit gives life, the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life. Yet there are some of you who do not believe." For Jesus knew from the beginning which of them did not believe and who would betray Him. He went on to say, "This is why I told you that no one can come to Me unless the Father has enabled him." From this time many of His disciples (followers) turned back and no longer followed Him. ' You do not want to leave too, do you?' Jesus asked the Twelve. Simon Peter answered Him, 'LORD, to whom, shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We believe and know that You are the Holy One of GOD.' Then Jesus replied, 'Have I not chosen you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is a devil.' (He meant Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, who, though one of the Twelve, was later to betray Him.)"

Are you a true believer in your spirit and heart, or do you think of Jesus with only your mind. There is a great difference! Just as many of Jesus' previous "followers" turned away from Him (as would Judas Iscariot) those who believe only with their minds will do the same. These are the ones at judgment day that Christ will say, "Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels..." (Matthew 25:41) You know you are saved to Jesus' salvation because His Holy Spirit enters you upon salvation. You then have a spiritual knowledge and not just a "head" knowledge of Who Christ is!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

People Disagree That Jesus Is From Heaven

John 6:41-42 "The Jews began to grumble about Him (Jesus) saying He was the Bread of Life." 
John 6:43-48  "Jesus answered, 'Stop  your grumbling among yourselves. No one can come to Me unless the Father Who sent Me draws him and I will raise him up at the last day (The Rapture). It is written in the Prophets, they will be taught by GOD. Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from Him comes to Me. No one has seen the Father except Him Who comes from the Father, only He has seen the Father (that is Jesus.) I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life. I AM the Bread of Life...I AM the Living Bread of Life that came down from heaven. Anyone who eats of this bread will live forever." To eat living bread means to accept Christ Jesus into our lives and become united with Him (through the entering of the Holy Spirit.) We are united in Christ in two ways: 1. by believing in His death (the sacrifice of His flesh and shedding of His blood for our sins) and resurrection and 2. by devoting ourselves to living as He requires, depending on His teaching for guidance, and trusting in the Holy Spirit for power. The apostle Paul uses the imagery of flesh and blood in taking communion (I Corinthians 11:23-26)  (Bible commentary)

Jesus Christ alone is the only acceptable sacrifice for mankind, because He is Almighty GOD in the flesh. Mankind is fallen and there is no "good" that any man/woman can do in and of himself/herself to make up for it. "All man's righteousness is as filthy rags before Holy GOD." (Isaiah 64:6) "There is no (man) righteous, no not one." (Romans 3:10) Only by believing what Jesus did for us on the Cross will take away every sin. There is no other way but the Way of the Cross. "He (she) who has ears, let him/her hear what the Spirit says to the churches." (Revelation 2:7)

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Jesus is the True Bread from Heaven

John 6:35-40, "Jesus declared, "I Am the Bread of Life. He who comes to Me will never go hungry and he who believes in Me will never go thirsty. But I have told you, you have seen Me and still you do not believe. All that the Father gives to Me will come to Me, and whoever comes to Me I will never drive away. For I have come down from heaven not to do My will but to do the will of Him Who sent Me. And this is the will of Him Who sent Me, that I shall lose none of all that He has given Me, but raise them up at the last day (the Rapture). For My Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in Him shall have eternal life, and I WILL RAISE HIM UP AT THE LAST DAY!" The Bread of Life is Jesus Christ and Him crucified for our sins. The Rapture is coming! Whether those who have died in Christ already or we who are still alive, we will be changed in a moment, the twinkling of an eye and rise to meet Him in the air and forevermore we will be with our Almighty GOD in our new resurrected bodies to never hunger, thirst, or sin again! (1 Corinthians 15: 51-55) For this fallen world will no longer have influence over us.

Before creation, GOD had His chosen from Israel and from His Church written in His Lamb's Book of Life! (Ephesians 1:4-5) His sheep hears His voice and (we) know Him! (John 10:4) You can know Him too. Recognize you are a sinner, confess your sin to Him and ask Him to come into your heart, and He will!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Jesus Feeds 5000 From Five Loaves and Two Fish

John 6:9, Andrew spoke up saying, "Here is a boy with five barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?" Vs 10, "Jesus said, 'Have the people sit down.' Vs 11, "Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated. He did the same with the fish. Vs 12, "When they had all had enough to eat, He said to His disciples, 'Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.' Vs. 13, "So they gathered them and filled 12 baskets with the pieces of barley loaves left over..." Vs 14, "After the people saw the miraculous sign that Jesus did, they began to say, 'Surely this is the Prophet Who is to come into the world.'" Vs 15, "Jesus knowing their intent withdrew to a mountain to Himself."

Miracles! The miracle of creation! GOD holds the entire universe in His hand, yet He resides in the soul of each believer! He controls every aspect of every atom, for He created them all! Scientist have discovered a violently vibrating mesh inside of each atom and are baffled at why the atom in and of itself doesn't explode! The LORD GOD holds everything together by His very Word! One Day, He is going to let go of His control and every single atom in the universe is going to explode. The atomic bomb is the splitting of ONE atom! Just imagine every single atom in the universe exploding. In 2 Peter 3:10, "The heavens (universe) will disappear with a roar; the elements (that is everything in the universe) will be destroyed by fire..." Verse 12 says, "...the elements will melt with fervent heat!" When this occurs, John in the Book of Revelation says in chapter 21:1, "Then I saw a New Heaven and New Earth for the (present) first heaven and first earth had passed away..." 

Are you going to be apart of Almighty GOD's New Heaven and New Earth? You can be! Jesus Christ promises all who believe in His salvation for them will be apart of this New Existence which will be for eternity! No more tears, no more sorrow, no more sickness, no more aging - youth forever, no more worries or concerns. There will only be peace, joy, happiness, singing, praise, glory, and honor! Read the Book! Especially Revelation chapters 21, 22!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Jesus Supports His Claim

John 5:36-47, Jesus shares, "I have a testimony weightier than that of John. For the very work that the Father has given Mr to finish, which I am doing, testifies that the Father has sent Me. You have never heard His voice nor seen His form, nor does His word dwell in you, for you do not believe the One Who sent Me. You think (by studying the Scriptures) you possess eternal life. These Scriptures testify of Me yet you refuse to come to Me to have life...You do not have the Love of GOD in your hearts. I have come in My Father's Name and you do not accept Me, but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him...If you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote about Me. Since you don't believe him, how will you believe Me?" There is so much of the Old Testament that speaks of Jesus the Messiah, yet they would not believe it, even more so not believing Jesus Who was and is the fulfillment of His 1st coming to save mankind from sin! GOD in the Flesh right in front of them and they would not believe Him. There is a time in the future when He will be ruling from Jerusalem and at the end of that time, there will again be many who will deny His very GODLY presence right before their eyes! Are you one of these who refuse to believe that Jesus is the Christ sent first to be the sacrifice for your sins, secondly to be your King, and thirdly to be your salvation for all eternity? This life is but the blink of an eye compared to an eternal forever that you have to decide here and now to accept Jesus' free gift of salvation.

"Praise GOD from Whom all blessings flow!" He gave me, my property, and house protection from Hurricane Matthew! GOD is Good all the time! He answers prayer. He gives His Love, care, protection, provision, and salvation!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Jesus Claims To Be the Son of GOD

John 5:17-30, "Jesus said to them (the Jews that persecuted Him for healing on the Sabbath), 'My Father is always at work to this very day and I too am working.' All the more they wanted to kill Him for calling Himself equal with GOD. Jesus gave them this answer, 'I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by Himself, He can only do what He sees the Father doing, whatever the Father does, the Son also does. As the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom He is pleased to give it. The Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son that all may honor the Son as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father Who sent the Son. He who hears My Word and believes Him Who sent Me has eternal life and will not be condemned...there is a time coming when all who are in their graves will hear His (Jesus) voice and come out - those who have done good will rise to live (eternally) and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned (eternally)...
My judgment is just, for I seek not to please Myself, but the Father Who sent Me.' "

There are two judgments. Those who are saved through Jesus Christ's sacrifice on the Cross for their sins - The Judgment Seat of Christ. (Romans 14:10-11) And, those who have rejected Jesus Christ's sacrifice for their sins - The Great White Throne Judgment. (Revelation 20:11)  The saved are judged for the deeds they have done for Christ. The lost are judged for their sins. The saved are judged from the Book of Life and the lost are judged from the books where their every thought, word, and deed is listed! Revelation 20:11-15, "Then I saw a great white throne and Him (Jesus) Who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from His presence and there was no place for them. I saw the dead (lost) great and small standing before the throne and the books were opened. Another Book was opened which is the Book of Life. The dead (lost) were judged according to what they had done and was recorded in the books . Each person was judged to what he had done (in the flesh). Death and Hades were thrown into the Lake of Fire which is the second death (an everlasting existence.) If anyone's name was not found written in the Book of Life he/she was throne into the Lake of Fire."  The thermal dynamics of eternity does not work on the premise of this fallen universe. People will suffer in a brimstone fire like that of a volcano's lava flow, yet their flesh will not be consumed! There, fire does not give light! For the Bible teaches they will be in outer darkness where there will be gnashing of teeth! (Matthew 8:12) Yet, they can look up into heaven and see what they could have had! (Luke 16:22-24). 

Do you know Jesus' salvation and forgiveness of your sins? Ask Him for the forgiveness of your sins and He will give you salvation and the Holy Spirit will come in and begin His leading, guiding, and directing in your life!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Jesus Heals a Man By a Pool

John 5:1-15, (verse 5), "A man who had been an invalid for 35 years (lay by the pool.) (Verse 6), When Jesus saw him...He asked him, 'Do you want to get well?" (Verse 7), The invalid replied, 'Sir, I have no one to help me into the pool.' (Verse 8), Jesus said to him, 'Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.' (Verse 9), At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. It was the Sabbath. The Jews said to the man, 'It is the Sabbath; the law forbids you to carry your mat.' (Verse 14-15), Jesus later found the (healed) man at the Temple and said to him, 'See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse will happen to you.' The man went away and told the Jews it was Jesus Who had made him well."

No matter what the affliction, we believers are to proclaim the LORD for His healing! Those who don't receive healing are still to proclaim the LORD. The journey He has for those lives have a greater purpose to glorify Almighty GOD and will receive His greater reward in heaven! They are referred to in the Bible as Crowns. (1 Corinthians 9:25) One Day there will be no more affliction, pain, disease, sorrow, or death. For in heaven there is nothing that defiles! (Revelation 21:27) 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Jesus Heals By His Spoken Word

John 4:46-53, "While Jesus was in Galilee, there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum. When he heard Jesus had arrived, he went and begged Jesus to come and heal his son, who was close to death. Jesus told him, 'Unless you people see miraculous signs and wonders, you will never believe.' The royal official said, 'Sir, come down before my child dies.' Jesus replied, 'You may go. Your son will live.' The man took Jesus at his word and went home. On the way, his servant met him and told him his son lives! When he inquired when his son got better, he was told yesterday at the seventh hour, the exact time Jesus said, 'Your son will live.' So he and all his whole household believed (in Jesus)."

The very Power of Jesus' Word is available even today. His written Word, the Bible's scriptures teaches in Matthew 7:8, "For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds and to him who knocks, the door will be opened." Persist in pursuing GOD. Don't make halfhearted requests. Ask, believing in your heart! In Philippians 4:19, GOD promises those who belong to Him, "...GOD will meet all your needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus."

Thursday, September 8, 2016

In His Own Country

John 4:43-45, "After two days, He left for Galilee. Now Jesus Himself had pointed out that a prophet has no honor in his own country. When He arrived in Galilee, the Galileans welcomed Him. They had seen all that He had done in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, for they also had been there." When Jesus spoke to those He grew up around, many were astonished at His claims of being the Son of GOD! Many throughout history who have accepted Christ as their Savior have had the same rejection from those they knew all their lives who were not Christians. Those who do not know Jesus Christ think it to be foolishness (1 Corinthians 1:18). They have no basis to which they can compare. You can know Jesus Christ and His salvation for you. Come to Him in repentance of your sins and He will forgive you. The Holy Spirit will verify in your soul your salvation in Christ Jesus. Come to Him today and receive your reassurance for eternity! 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

You Will Become My Witnesses

John 4:39-42, "Many of the Samaritans in the town believed in Him because of the woman (at the well's testimony). She said, 'He told me everything I ever did!' The Samaritans came to Him...and because of His words many more became believers. They said to the woman, 'We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves and we know that this Man is really the Savior of the world!"

How much more so today with the infilling of the Holy Spirit! Jesus said in Acts 1:8, "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you and you will be My witnesses...even to the ends of the earth!" Those having salvation in Jesus Christ receive the infilling of the Holy Spirit and become His witnesses! Receive Jesus as your Savior by repenting of your sins to Him and you will receive the Holy Spirit of Almighty God to lead, guide, and direct your life. Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding. Acknowledge Him in all you do and He will make your pathways straight."   

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Spiritual Harvest

John 4:34-38, "My food," Jesus said, "is to do the will of Him Who sent Me and to finish His work. Do you not say, 'Four months more and then the harvest? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. Even now the reaper draws his wages, even now he harvests the crops for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together." Jesus makes it clear that all around us a continual harvest of souls awaits to be reaped for the Kingdom of GOD. People are waiting to hear GOD's WORD. The wages of joy is seeing new believers coming into the eternal Kingdom of GOD! If you don't know Christ Jesus as your personal Savior, come to Him now seeking His forgiveness of your sins! Another harvest is soon coming, The Rapture! I pray you will be part of Christ's coming for His Church for the wedding feast of the Bridegroom (Jesus) and the Bride (His Church)

Thursday, August 18, 2016

GOD Is All-Knowing

John 4:16-26 Jesus is still speaking with the Samaritan woman at the well. "He (Jesus) told her, 'Go call your husband and come back.' She shared with Him, 'I have no husband.' Jesus told her, 'You are right, you have had five husbands and the man you now have is not your husband... The time has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth...and His worshipers must worship Him in spirit and in truth.' The woman said, 'I know the Messiah is coming and He will explain everything to us.' Jesus declared, 'I Who speak to you am He!

GOD knows all about you, even things you don't know about yourself! There will come a time of His judgment for each person. What they think was hidden by the dark of night or in secret will be brought to His Light and opened to all who witness His judgment! Those who have asked for Jesus Christ's forgiveness in this life will have all their sin erased and remembered no more. Will you stand before His Great White Throne Judgment for ever lasting punishment in the Lake of Fire, or will you stand before His Judgment Seat for your reward in Heaven? He leaves it up to your choice to reject or accept His free gift of eternal life with Him forevermore, or his punishment for eternal damnation forevermore! 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Is Your Soul Hungry and Thirsty?

John 4:11-14 continues Jesus conversation with the Samaritan woman at the well. Jesus explains to her about the well's water in John 4: 13-14, "Everyone who drinks this water (the well's water) will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.

Commentary: "Many spiritual functions parallel physical functions. As our bodies hunger and thirst, so do our souls. But our souls need spiritual food and water. The woman confused the two kinds of water, perhaps because no one had ever talked with her about her spiritual hunger and thirst before. We would not think of starving our bodies of food and  water when they hunger or thirst.Why then should we deprive our souls? The Living Word, Jesus Christ, and the written Word, the Bible, can satisfy our hungry and thirsty souls."   Allow the Holy Spirit to lead you to Jesus Christ your Savior and find the Love of our Father GOD for you!

Proverbs 3:5-6, "TRUST in the LORD with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding. Acknowledge HIM in all you do and He will make your pathway straight!"

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Living Water

John 4:1-10 Jesus Talks to a Woman at the Well

John 4:9, "The Samaritan women said to Him (Jesus), 'You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?' (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)" Praise the LORD, He doesn't put up the barriers of discrimination as does mankind!

John 4:10, "Jesus answered her, 'If you knew the gift of GOD and Who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have ask Him and He would have given you living water.' " You may ask, "What is living water?" "In the Old Testament, many verses speak of thirsting after GOD as one thirsts for water (Psalm 42:1, Isaiah 55:1, Jeremiah 2:13, Zechariah 13:1) GOD is called the fountain of life (Psalm 36:9), the spring of living water (Jeremiah 17:13). In saying that He would bring living water that could forever quench a person's thirst for GOD, Jesus was proclaiming to be the Messiah. Only the Messiah could give this gift that satisfies the soul's desire. (Bible Commentary)" Jesus' gift of this salvation is not only for the Jews (who as a nation, rejected His gift), but it is also for the Gentiles, Praise  GOD!  

Acts 13:46-47, "We had to speak the Word of GOD to you (Jews) first. Since you (the Jews) reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles. For this is what the LORD has commanded us, 'I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.' "

Salvation for eternity with our Awesome, Almighty, Creator, Savior, Holy Father GOD has come to the entire world, only through Jesus Christ! He was not just despised, beaten, and crucified! But, He took upon Himself as He hung on the Cross, billions times trillions to the quadrillions of power of sins upon Himself for all of mankind from Adam and Eve to the last human being He will create! All you need do is accept His free gift of salvation by asking Him to forgive you of all of your sins. The Holy Spirit will come into you and you will belong to Almighty GOD forevermore. Your heart will change and you will change from doing things that you know is sin. You will never want to do them again! Hallelujah to His Holy Name! The Holy Spirit will place the excitement of knowing Him within you and as the following verse says, "No eye has seen, no ear heard, no mind has conceived what GOD has prepared for those who love Him!" (I Corinthians 2:9) 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

He Must Become Greater, I Must Become Less

John 3:30 is the Title of today's blog. We are to beware of those who put more emphasis on their own achievements than on GOD's kingdom.

John 3:31, "The One Who comes from above (Jesus) is above all, the one from the earth (mankind) belongs to the earth, and speaks of the earth. The One Who comes from heaven is above all." Praise Jesus, because of His salvation for us we one day will be made apart of His heaven for eternity!

John 3:32-33, "He (Jesus) testifies to what He has seen and heard, but no one accepts His testimony. The man who has accepted it has certified that GOD is truthful." The Holy Spirit of GOD in His believers testifies this to our souls!

John 3:34, "For the one whom GOD has sent speaks the words of GOD, for GOD gives the Spirit without limit." If you have accepted Jesus as your LORD and Savior, you know the Holy Spirit testifies this to you!

John 3:35-36, "The Father Loves the Son and has placed everything in His hands. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for GOD's wrath remains on him." You are going to exist forever; either in heaven with our Awesome, Almighty, Creator, Savior, Holy Father GOD or separated from Him in a place of eternal torment in payment for your sins. Jesus has paid the price for your sins, but you can only receive the "paid in full" by accepting His gift of salvation for your sins.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Bridegroom Says Come

John 3:27-29, "John replied (to Jesus), 'A man can only receive what is given him from heaven. You yourselves (John's disciples vs. 25) can testify that I said I am not the Christ but am sent ahead of Him. The bride (the Church) belongs to the Bridegroom (Jesus Christ). The friend who attends the Bridegroom waits and listens for Him, and is full of joy when the Bridegroom's voice is heard. That joy is mine, and is now complete.' " All who have accepted Jesus Christ as their LORD and Savior is apart of the Church, the bride of Christ. One Day soon, the Rapture will occur and the bride of Christ will rise to meet Him in the air for the wedding feast of the Church and Christ and to forevermore be with our LORD!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

John 3:17, "For GOD did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him." Christ paid the penalty for man's sin upon the Cross. Each individual person must accept His gift of salvation in order to receive eternal life. Verse 18, "Whoever believes in Him (Jesus) is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the Name of GOD's One and only Son." People often try to "protect" themselves from their fears by putting their faith in things they do or good deeds, their intelligence, money or possessions. (But the Bible tells us that "all our works are as filthy rags before a Holy GOD," Isaiah 64:6) Only GOD can save us from the one thing feared the most, eternal damnation! Verse 19, "This is the verdict: Light (Jesus) has come into the world, but men love darkness (sin) instead of Light because their deeds are evil." People don't want their lives exposed because they're afraid of being revealed of their evil ways. Things they do in secret or the cover of the dark of night will be brought to the light, whether in this life or at the Great White Throne Judgment of Almighty GOD. It will then be too late for you to change your heart and accept Jesus as Savior. Verse 20, "Everyone who does evil hates the Light, and will not come into the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed." These people don't want to change. They even feel threatened by those whose desire is to obey GOD because it exposes their own heart's evil desires to themselves! Verse 21, "But whoever lives by the truth (of salvation in Christ Jesus) comes into the Light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through GOD." Open your heart to the Holy Spirit to reveal the Truth of Jesus Christ's salvation for you. This is personal and no one else can do it for you. Accept His free gift of salvation and watch what He does for you in this fallen world that soon will come to His mighty destruction before the New Heavens, New Earth, and New Jerusalem is brought to His People, Israel and His Church in Jesus Christ! What glory awaits for GOD's saved! (Revelation 21:1-4)

Thursday, July 7, 2016

For GOD So Loved The World

John 3:16, "For GOD so Loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life!" The Greatness of Almighty GOD goes beyond human understanding! The smartest people alive are but infants in comprehension. Not only did GOD speak everything into existence (Genesis), "He (GOD) determined the number of stars and calls them EACH by name!" (Psalm 147:4) There's not enough words in all of man's languages to even begin to name the least amount of stars man can see - not to mention all of those stars he can't see! Even the grains of sand on the earth, bottom of the seas, and in all of the earth are as the stars of the universe (not to mention counting the grains of sand in the universe!) How much more He knows every aspect of each human being, right down to every genetic code and what makes it up! What a blessing to know GOD and His salvation! GOD has just as much information to give to us, but you must be born again for GOD to open your heart up to our Awesome, Almighty, Creator, Savior, Holy Father GOD! Before Jesus died on the Cross, He took upon Himself the sins of mankind; billions times trillions to the quadrillions of power of sins! He has paid your penalty, but you must accept His free gift of salvation for you in accepting Him as the "only Way, Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father but by Him (Jesus.)" (John 14:6) 

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Heavenly Things Verses Earthly Things

John 3:12-15, "Jesus said, 'I (Jesus) have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? No one has ever gone into heaven except the One Who came from heaven - the Son of Man (Jesus.) Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, the Son of Man must be lifted up that everyone who believes in Him (Jesus) will have eternal life!' " Discernment comes by way of the Spirit. When you know Christ as your Savior, His Holy Spirit's discernment  is in you. Heaven isn't expressible with this fallen world's understanding. Only a glimpse of heaven is spoken of in Revelation. It will take us in our resurrected bodies to begin to understand the eternal joy GOD has awaiting us! 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

You Must Be Born Again

To be born again! Many may have the same question Nicodemus presented to Jesus. (John 3:4) Here's what He said to the member of the Pharisees.

John 3:3, "In reply (to Nicodemus' question of how one could enter his mother's womb again) Jesus declared, 'I (Jesus) tell you the truth, no one can see the Kingdom of GOD unless he is born again.' 

John 3:5-7, "Jesus (repeats), 'I tell you the truth, NO ONE can enter the Kingdom of GOD unless he is born of the water (natural birth) and the Spirit (salvation in Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit. vs6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. vs7 You should not be surprised at My saying, 'You must be born again."

Three times Jesus repeated, "You must be born again!" Man is made in GOD's image (Genesis 1:26-27) This image is trifold; GOD the Father, GOD the Son (Jesus Christ), and GOD the Holy Spirit. The Father is perfect. (Matthew 5:48) He is just... (II Thessalonians 1:6) This is His attitude, disposition and attitude. Our image also comprises of personality, though in a fallen state. The Son (Jesus Christ) is the physical aspect of GOD. GOD became a Man in Jesus Christ. We also have physical bodies, though fallen from sin. The Holy Spirit is GOD in the Spirit Who enters into each born again believer. Man's spirit became dead when the fall occurred. It is only revived when one admits to Him of being a sinner and wanting His forgiveness. This is when the rebirth occurs! Man's spirit is reborn when the Holy Spirit enters upon salvation in Jesus Christ!

Have you been reborn? This life in this fallen world is, "What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes." (James 4:14) "Remember, O GOD, that my life is but a breath... (Job 7:7) "As a cloud vanishes and is gone, so he who goes down to the grave..." (Job 7:9) Life in this fallen world is but a vapor, a vanishing cloud, the blink of an eye! Eternity is forevermore! Where will you spend it, with GOD in the New Heaven, New Earth, and New Jerusalem or forevermore in the Lake of Fire where in Jesus' words there is "gnashing of teeth!" (Matthew 8:12, 13:42, 13:50, 22:13, 24:51, 25:30, Luke 13:28) 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Which Temple Do You Choose?

John 2:17, "His (Jesus) disciples remembered that it is written, 'Zeal for Your house will consume Me.' "  Jesus took the evil acts in the temple as an insult to GOD and thus He did not deal with them halfheartedly. He was consumed with righteous anger against such flagrant disrespect for GOD. (Commentary)

John 2:18, "Then the Jews demanded of Him, 'What miraculous sign can you show us to prove Your authority to do all this?' " They denied the truth that stood right in front of them!

John 2:19, "Jesus answered them, 'Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.' " (Jesus was speaking of His Body.)

John 2:20, "The Jews replied,
'It has taken 46 years to build
this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?' "

John 2:21, "But the temple He had spoken of was His Body." The Resurrection.

John 2:22, "After He was raised from the dead, His disciples recalled what He had said. Then they believed the Scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken."  All the Jews needed to do was research their Scripture and see that the prophesies about the Messiah was fulfilled in Jesus Christ!

John 2:23, "Now while He was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many people saw the miraculous signs He was doing and believed in His Name." Where were the Jews who had just previously wanted to see "a sign" from Jesus?

John 2:24, "But Jesus would not entrust Himself to them, for He knew all men. (Some would claim to believe-in their heads, but not their hearts-and later would cry out, "Crucify Him!) (Commentary)

John 2:25, "He (Jesus) did not need man's testimony about man, for he knew what was in a man."  GOD is omniscient, all-knowing!

Jeremiah 17:9, "The heart is deceitful above all things..." Mankind who does not have Christ's salvation deceives even himself!

I Corinthians 3:16, "Don't you know that you yourselves are GOD's temple and that GOD's Spirit lives in you? (If you are a Christian and have accepted Christ's salvation for your sin.)

I Corinthians 6:19-20

Friday, June 10, 2016

Jesus Clears the Temple

John 2:12-16, "Jesus went down to Capernaum with His mother, brothers, and disciples. There they stayed for a few days. When it was time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the Temple courts He found men selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and others sitting at tables changing money. So He made a whip of cords and drove them out scattering the coins and overturning the tables. To those who sold doves He said, 'Get these out of here! How dare you turn My Father's house into a market!' "

Matthew 21:12, Mark 11:17, Luke 19:36 records Jesus saying, "It is written, 'My house will be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of robbers!' "

Matthew 2:17, "His disciples remembered that it is written, "Zeal for Your house will consume Me."

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Jesus Turns Water To Wine

John 2:7-8, 11 "Jesus said to the servants, 'Fill the jars with water...Now draw some out and take to the master of the banquet.' This is the first of His miraculous signs, Jesus performed at Cana in Galilee. He thus revealed His glory and His disciples put their faith in Him."

There's another wedding feast that occurs at the Rapture of Christ's Church. Christ is the Bride's Groom and the Church is the Bride.

Matthew 22:1-14 speaks of The Wedding Feast invitations. Three different times people were invited, but each time they refused to come. (verse 3, 5, 9) Those, however, who had no wedding garments were bound and cast into outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. "For many are invited, but few are chosen."

All are invited to Almighty GOD's Wedding Feast, but very few accept. This is talking about eternal life in Jesus Christ. Have you accepted His gift of salvation? It is your "invitation." Without it, you will be cast into eternal damnation! Are you ready for His trumpet call followed by the Rapture of His Church to:    

Sunday, May 29, 2016

The First Disciples Follow Jesus

John 1:35-50 shares the disciples Jesus chose. In verse 35, John shares with two by saying to them, "Look, the Lamb of GOD." Verse 40 shares that Andrew (Simon Peter's brother) was one of the two. He, Andrew, shared, "We have found the Messiah (that being Christ Jesus)" Verse 43 shares that the next day Philip Jesus said to him (Philip), "Follow Me." Verse 45 has Philip finding Nathanael, bringing him to Jesus. Jesus tells Nathanael in verse 51, "I (Jesus) tell you the truth, you shall see heaven open, and the angels of GOD ascending and descending on the Son of Man (Jesus, Himself)"

Monday, May 23, 2016

Behold, The Lamb of GOD

John 1:35-36, "The next day John was there again with  two of his disciples. When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, 'Behold, the Lamb of GOD!' " Jesus is known as the Sacrificial Lamb for mankind's sin. While upon the Cross, He paid the ultimate price for mankind's sin. All each individual need do is accept with humble heart His salvation. "Behold, the Lamb of GOD, Who takes away the sin of the world." (John 1:29) "All who call upon the Name of the LORD will be saved." (Acts 2:21)