Sunday, May 25, 2014

Who then can be saved?

Hello My Friends,

 In Matthew 19:23-24   Jesus said to his disciples, Verily I say unto you,  That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.  And again I say unto you,  It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

The disciples were amazed and asked Jesus,  Who then can be saved??

Jesus assured them that with men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible!

Peter then asked of Jesus, we have forsaken all and followed thee, what shall we have?  Jesus then revealed to them the glory and the everlasting life to come for those that follow Him.

Jesus then told them a parable of the Kingdom of Heaven and how many that are first shall be last  and the last shall be first.

Matthew 20:1-16

For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.
And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,
And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.
Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.
And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?
They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.
So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.
And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.
But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.
And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house, Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.
But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?
Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.  Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?

So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

Jesus is the householder which goes out into all the earth.  He went out early in the morning, He went out about the third hour, He went out about the sixth and the ninth hour to find labourers to work His vineyard.  To sow the fields of the earth, to plant the seeds of His Word, to water and nurture the vine until the grapes began to grow.  To tenderly support and feed the vineyard with His gospel of love and salvation.  He went out all the day long giving all the opportunity to partake.
He even went out in the eleventh hour to give any that would a chance to partake and reap the rewards thereof, a penny a day.

At the end of the day all the labourers gathered in the barn for their wages.  The LORD of the vineyard gave them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.

You see those that were in the first (the beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ)  are blessed indeed for they walked and talked and lived and loved directly with our LORD JESUS.

Whereas those that are last (the ending of the Age of Grace)  that choose to come into the LORDS vineyard even at the eleventh hour also are blessed.

John 20:29
Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

JESUS also speaks to another aspect of some of the labourers that hired on early in the day and were murmuring and felt they deserved more from the LORD because they had worked harder and longer than those coming in at the eleventh hour.  What does the LORD say to them?  Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto the last, even as unto thee.  Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own??

Brings some wonderful testimony of this to mind....

Luke 15:18-32
I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.
And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:
And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.  And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant
And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.
And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.
And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:
But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.
And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.
It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

Brothers and Sisters please think on these things!  It is the eleventh hour now!!!  GOD's mercy is still here and while you live and breathe there is still time.  Tomorrow is not promised.

Psalms 13:5
But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.
Psalms 25:7

Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O LORD.

Psalms 33:18

Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;
Psalms 86:5
For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.
Psalms 86:13
For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.
Titus 3:5
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
James 3:17
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
Jude 1:21
Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
Acts 26:18
To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

Oh how our LORD JESUS loves His children to come home!!!
Make that choice now while there is still time.  Kneel down before our LORD JESUS and give HIM all of yourself.
I pray these words find you where you are...

In JESUS precious name I pray,
I love you all very much

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Awake thou that Sleepest...

Eph 5:14     Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light

We are all dead in sin.  There is none good.  Our surroundings have made a way for us to easily fall prey to the lusts of the flesh.  All of us have been raised in a very compromised world.  A world where it is all about me and my wants and needs.  Entertainment of any sort, and the world has gladly obliged in ever manner of subtle deception possible.  We don't even know what sin is anymore.  Where is the line?  Where is the standard?  What is the measure?

There is a line and a standard and a measure if you care to know it.  There is a place where all has been recorded for us.  Your creator has not only provided a written testimony of these things but HE personally provided a Way to be forgiven of our not so good choices. 

And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.
 Mark 10:18

Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.  Eph 4:13

JESUS CHRIST is the Way, the Truth and the Life!!!  At His feet is the place of forgiveness and love and grace;

2 Ch 7:14 
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

John 14:6
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

We must ask for forgiveness with our full heart, soul and mind.  What does it mean to ask??

It means:  seek, require, request, seek out, enquired, besought, ask, sought for, begging, desire, get, inquisition, procureth

Prayer, that's what it means and not just any prayer but a prayer from your very soul.  A prayer that constitutes your very being, everything you are, were and ever will be.  Turn yourself inside out and pour out everything inside of you and ask our precious LORD to forgive you and then give everything you are, were and ever will be over to HIM to love and nurture and guide forward in the paths of righteousness.  Mean it like your life depended on it because truly I say to you that it does!

Heb 10:31 
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Isa 45:11
Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me. 

Wow, what a powerful word, the LORD is telling us to ask of HIM for these things,  Command ye me.   HE is pleading with us to ask of HIM,  how much more can our LORD do that HE hasn't already done.   SHAME ON US IF WE DO NOT HEED!!!

Jer 6:16
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.

Acts 3:19
Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;

Rom 3:19-24
Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. 
Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. 
But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 
Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: 
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 
Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

Our precious LORD willingly gave HIS LIFE in the most humble and brutal way for us to have this opportunity.  To let us see the way to conduct ourselves in all manner of life.  To cherish the life HE has given us and each other in All ways.  JESUS walked 3 years among us demonstrating and teaching us the ways of our GOD.  All the while healing the sick and possessed of all infirmities.  HE was spied on, stalked, beaten, spit on and who knows what else this whole time and remained humble and loving and giving HIS all that all would know the ways of our GOD.  Submitting to our Father in all things that all would have a way to be saved.

Eph 6:12 
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Eph 3:10
To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

The Fruits of HIS spirit were displayed for all to see and follow:

Gal 5:22-25
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law
And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit

HE also warns us of what is not of HIS spirit, but is of the flesh:

Gal 5:19-21
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

There comes a time,

And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.  Mat 24:12

But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.  Luke 13:27

He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, wrath, and indignation, and trouble, by sending evil angels among themPsa 78:49

They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

Psa 37:19   We need to be under the wings of the Almighty!

There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.  Psa 91:10

Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.  Psa 34:21
Did ya get that???   Who shall slay the wicked??  hmmmmm

The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.  Psa 34:16

Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.  Psa 34:13

Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.  Job 6:24

And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.  Psa 35:28

The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.  Psa 37:30

For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.  Rom 14:11

But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.  James 3:8

There is mighty power in the tongue.  Hold captive your thoughts and your tongue.

And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.  Job 28:28

Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers:  Job 8:20

Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity2Tim 2:19

We must wake up, time for repentance is not promised.  Every minute is precious my brothers and sisters.  I could post many more scriptures concerning this time.  We are in this time now!!
Is it not worth it?  Does life not mean anything?  To me it is everything and I want to live and love forever.  JESUS has provided a way for this and I for one will heed HIM.  I will do my very best to learn HIS ways and follow them.  I am nothing in myself but surrendering myself wholly to HIM allows HIS truth to be revealed in my heart.  Please consider these things!!!

GOD is the perfect everything, HIS plan is so beautiful and I thank HIM with all that I am for all things.  It is overwhelming to feel HIS love just burst out from your heart and really feel just a portion of how much HE really does love us.  It will truly bring you to your knees.

Trust in HIM 

In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.  Psa 56:11

It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.  Psa 118:8

This scripture is the very center of GOD's Holy Word

I love you all and May GOD's Word Bless you with understanding,
In JESUS name we pray

Thursday, May 8, 2014

None would Fall...

Hello Friends..

I feel an urgency in my heart to share with you.  God loves us all so very much,  I know we really can't comprehend His love.  It is His will that none should perish but that all might be saved.  He has made provisions over and over again thru out man's time on this earth.  This Testament is the Word of God, the Holy Bible.  Nearing the end of times God has made one final WAY for all mankind to be saved.

Throughout most of man's existence on the earth, their nations have sought to choose to fall-prey to their own devising of their own god, or gods which are incorrect and do distort the actuality and view upon Whom GOD Truly Is, His Being and His Good.

God's Own usage of the LORD God in Human form, has being JESUS CHRIST does become man's own Last chance to Truly Know God Himself before their desire to continue to feed evil and sin does overcome and take away all ability entirely to even choose God or Good.

2TH 2:10-12
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness

To have Jesus really inside of us is the difference of knowing of Him and really knowing Him.
I've known of Jesus most all of my life and always believed of His existence and His sacrifice for us.

But God has a way of correcting or offering opportunity for correction in our lives.  It's up to us if we want to heed this opportunity.  Listening to that "still small voice within me" and taking the time to get quiet so I can hear His voice has a whole new meaning in my life.  Thank you Father!!!

1Kings 19 11-12
And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake:
And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

Psa 4:4
Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

Psa 46:10
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Mark 4:39
And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

The Creator of ALL THINGS, the entirety of the Universe and all that is in it loves you with an unfathomable love.  HE created you in His very Image.  HE Breathed HIS very breath into Adam and he became a living soul.  There is not another creation in all this earth with that Honor.  How could we not want to know HIM?? 

HE is waiting for you..........

Mat 7:7
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

Luke 11:9
And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

Luke 13:25
When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:

Rev 3:20
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

I Love you all dearly.  May our LORD JESUS give understanding to us all.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tis the Season...

Hello My Friends,

God's time is not the same as man's time.

Our seasons come and go year after year.  God's seasons are not the same as our seasons.  God's seasons are appointed in His time and are for His purposes.
They may bring Blessings or correction for man but they are always for our good.

My Friends, We are in an appointed season now!

Season: mow'ed
appointed place, appointed time, meeting
  1. appointed time
    1. appointed time (general)
    2. sacred season, set feast, appointed season
  2. appointed meeting
  3. appointed place
  4. appointed sign or signal
  5. tent of meeting

1 Th 5:1
But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.  Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

Brothers and Sisters  let us, who are of the day, put on our breastplate of faith and love; our helmet, the hope of salvation.  God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.

Who died for us, that, we should live together with him.  Be at peace among ourselves.

Warning them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak and be patient toward all men.  Follow that which is good.

Rejoice evermore, Pray without ceasing, In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus.

Hold fast in that which is good and abstain from all appearance of evil.

Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it!!!

Watch'ashmurah   watch (a period of time), night-watch

Also:  shamar   to keep, guard, observe, give heed
  1. (Qal)
    1. to keep, have charge of
    2. to keep, guard, keep watch and ward, protect, save life
      1. watch, watchman (participle)
    3. to watch for, wait for
    4. to watch, observe
    5. to keep, retain, treasure up (in memory)
    6. to keep (within bounds), restrain
    7. to observe, celebrate, keep (sabbath or covenant or commands), perform (vow)
    8. to keep, preserve, protect
    9. to keep, reserve
  2. (Niphal)
    1. to be on one's guard, take heed, take care, beware
    2. to keep oneself, refrain, abstain
    3. to be kept, be guarded
  3. (Piel) to keep, pay heed
  4. (Hithpael) to keep oneself from
Hab 2:1

I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.

Mat 24:42

Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Mat 26:41

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

Mar 13:37

And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

Acts 20:31

Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.

Among the ancient Hebrews there were three watches, the first, the middle and the third.  Four are mentioned in the New Testament in the Roman manner.

Luke 12:37

Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.

Luke 12:38

And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.

Matt 14:22-25

And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. 
And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone. 
But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.
And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.

Matt 29-31

And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

Mark 6:48

And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them

I submit to you my friends we are in the third watch.  The signs are everywhere if you care to look.  This is not a time to procrastinate where you are with your creator.  Repent before our Lord from your very soul and accept the forgiveness that Jesus gave to us.  Walk in His ways with all your heart, soul and mind.

Deu 28:9 
The LORD shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in his ways.

I Love all of you and May God's Word Bless you!!!