Simply Answered Frequently Asked Questions
Is this really God?
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How come someone who is a bad person throughout their whole
life and claim they are a believer get to go to heaven if
they ask for forgiveness. This person is filled with greed,
hate, disrespect, etc. While someone who is an atheist but
lives their life as a great role model for anyone to look up
to. As someone who people talk about in the future and they
say, "Wow, that person really made the world a better place
and influenced them." How come they don't get to go to
heaven just by the fact that they don't believe in you?
First of all the only "Good" people are those who have
Christ in them and have His good working through them.
Without Christ all men's "good works" are equal to spent
menstrual rags. There are NONE GOOD BUT GOD. One can only be
good with God (Jesus) living in them. Understand, being
"good" will not get one soul into heaven. Faith is the
Regarding a person who is "bad" their whole life and claims
to be a believer? That person is a liar, the two don't
coexist in the heart of hearts of a true Christ filled
In regards to atheism: Atheism is a choice, an all out
rejection and rebellion of My Holy Spirit. If you deny Me, I
will deny you, but Satan will hold you up on earth and make
you very respected. Maybe even a person looked up to and
spoke fondly after they pass.
Don't be so naive to fall into the trap of religious
traditions and lore. It's okay to use your brain and logic
when pondering spiritual truths.
Question: What is "Science"?
"Science" is a man made attempt to lower the supernatural to
just natural in order to eliminate the need of serving Me
and replacing it with serving self.
I'm a creator, "Science" is nothing more than the study of
the residual aftereffects of creation. At best, "science" is
a back engineering project of which the frame of reference
used as the starting point to go back from is erroneous.
It's akin to a blind man running into an elephant's leg but
believing, arguing, and convincing others he's confronting a
"Science" does not exist in eternity.
Why does the Bible say the earth is flat? Like "Clay under a
Men spoke and wrote in the
colloquial phrases of the day. Just like you do every time
you say "Oh what a pretty sunset or sunrise". You do know
the sun does not set or rise don't you?
Were Adam and Eve the first
humans on earth?
No, they were not the first humanoids. Not by a long shot. You can read in the first chapter of Genesis (verse 27)
that I created man and woman (they are historically called the Ishi
people) BEFORE I formed Adam, ("Adam" meaning "ruddy" as his
skin color war a ruddy reddish brown as the clay I formed
him from.), and then
made Eve from his rib. It was only "Adamkind" that I
breathed the breath of life into and made them living souls.
The "Races" on the planet came primarily from the mix
breeding of "Adamkind" with "Ishi". Some other races were
the result of curses put on various families and tribes of "Adamkind",
and the interbreeding of Angelic beings with human beings.
Again, these accounts can be read in Genesis.
Question: How can it be fair to condemn people to Hell just
because they were born and raised in a non-Christian country
and raised as a Buddhist, or Muslim, or whatever else?
Nobody comes to Christ unless
I call them. People don't find Me, I find them. If I want
you, it doesn't matter where you were born, raised, or what
religion you were indoctrinated in, I know how to find you,
and how to get your attention.
Can God make a rock so
heavy He can't lift it? If He can, then He is not God.
If He can't, He is not God. This is the omnipotence paradox.
I'm not omnipotent. There's
many things I can't do. I can't lie. I can't sin. I can't be
in the dark. I'm not God because I can or can't make a rock
so heavy I can't lift it, what makes Me God is power. The
translation for Almighty is not omnipotent, it's ALL
POWERFUL. I'm God because nothing else is more powerful than
I Am. So you'll need to hang your unbelief on some other
Do you hate gay people and send them to Hell?
No one goes to Hell for being
gay. No one goes to Hell for sinning either. Hell is for
those who reject Jesus as their Savior. I don't condone
homosexuality. I also don't condone lying to your mother.
Neither of which are tickets to hell. What I'm interested in
is "Faith", faith in Jesus Christ. That's the standard I
judge individuals by.
If Satan is tasked to punish the evil doers, why is he
viewed as a bad guy?
Satan is not tasked with punishing. Where did
you get that from? A comedian? I'm the punisher. I will be
punishing him, and all other rebellious souls and spirits.
Why is there no mention of Kangaroos on Noah's Ark?
The flood was local to Noah's geographical
area. That was the known world to Noah. The ark was built to house
the animal life in that area. Noah and his family were just
as much cargo as the animals. The Ark was a "lifeboat" to
preserve the species' that I wanted to start over with.
Specific to Noah's family, they were the only "Adam-ites"
left on the planet whose DNA had not been contaminated (by
the breeding with fallen angels and all manners deviant
sexual practices) and could continue the "bloodline" to the
birth of Jesus Christ.
Now lets examine the wise morons of evolution's theory:
Science estimates there's 10,000,000 species of animal life
on the planet and the Evolutionist want you to believe that
all 10,000,000 of them "evolved" (one of each sex), in
exactly the same locations on the planet, at exactly the
same time rate, and found each other at the precise
moment of both their individual evolutionary metamorphosis,
and then successfully mated to produce each of the individual species
that they count in the 10,000,000. I tell you, it would be
more plausible to have built a boat big enough to hold them all!
If you really exist why don't you show yourself to prove it
to the whole world?
First of all, been there done that. Secondly, My existence is easily known and seen. Everyone
of the Adamic race knows I exist, but choose to deny the
evidence that is self-evident because of rebellion. You
don't want a God, YOU want to be the center of your own
universe. This is how Satan fell, and it's how he fooled
Adam & Eve. He told them they would not die if they ate from
the tree of Knowledge (like I warned them), but rather, they
would become like God. Here, I wrote about this very issue
to condemn most, and to enlighten a few:
16For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is
the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth;
to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
17For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from
faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by
18For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all
ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth
19Because that which may be known of God is manifest in
them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
20For the invisible things of him from the creation of the
world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that
are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they
are without excuse:
21Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not
as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their
imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an
image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and
fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the
lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies
25Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped
and served the creature more than the Creator, who is
blessed for ever. Amen.
|Question: Is Jesus really the Messiah or
was he just another good and wise
prophet like Muhammad?
your best friend one day told you "He was the Son of God,
that He could forgive your sins, that only through Him you
could go to heaven, that only by praying in His name will
God hear your prayers, that only by His murder and His
resurrection 3 days later could rectify the fall of Adam and
Eve...." Would you would consider your
friend a great holy man, a good and wise teacher? No, you
would consider him a nut or a
liar. These are the claims Jesus made. By making these
claims Jesus gave the world no option to consider Him a good
man, a holy man, or a moral man UNLESS He was My Son. So
stop being such cowards. Jesus was either a nut and a liar,
or The Son of God. Nothing in between. His resurrection from
the dead proves the latter. For more info on Christ and
proof of His resurrection
Mohammed was not a "good and
wise prophet" either. He was a false prophet. Muhammad was
Satan incarnate, producing the false religion of antichrist
called Islam. "ANTI-Christ" The opposite of Christ. Get it?
Islam reduces Jesus to a messenger, stripping Him of His
divinity by teaching Jesus was NOT the Son of God and the
Holy Spirit does not exist, and more importantly denouncing
the death (Islam teaches Jesus never died) and resurrection of Jesus Christ thus stripping
Him as the Savior of mankind. In fact, Islam teaches that
Jesus' 2nd coming will be for the purpose of telling the
world that He is not My son, and naming Muhammed as the true
messiah and THEN Jesus will die for the first time!
Click here to read Islam's
blasphemies in their own words inscribed inside the
abomination of desolation they built on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem
called the Dome of the Rock.
Click here to hear an in-depth multi-part study on this
topic, and as it relates to the Book of Revelation and End Times events.
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"Which religion is the right one?", how the people of
the Islamic religion or any religion should be treated by
|Question: If God is
Love why do bad things happen to good people and /or
First of all, "love" is an attribute of God, (and you're all
lucky for that) love is not God. Power is God. Without
God being all powerful, something else would be God, and
that something else may not be loving.
Now to the question: Bad
things happen because Adam and Eve believed a lie of Satan,
they rebelled (like Satan did) and caused sin to enter the
newly created world, like Satan did to the previously
created world (More on that in the question of Big Bang
Evolution vs. Creationism below).
Unlike the angels, I
created the Adamic race in My image and I gave them a spirit
filled soul. My purpose was to have children, and
siblings for Jesus. In order to have a real family, (as
opposed to a "family of robots") I had to give the Adamic
race the free-will to love and trust Me, or not. After
all, if you're a parent, what do you want most from your
children? Do you want their trust or do you want them to be
perfect? Well, I can create perfection without the capacity
to fail. But there is no trust without a capacity to not
OK now, I told Adam and Eve
what would happen if they ate the forbidden fruit. They
would die and bring death to the whole world and Satan would
be given rule as the King of earth. Well, they chose to make Me keep
that promise, and being a just God, I've been keeping that
promise ever since. If I didn't keep that promise, I would
be a liar, and you could not trust Me to ever keep My word.
So, bad things happen because you can trust Me to do what I
say I'll do. Good things happen for the same reason.
Now the Good News - Like a
good father, I also created a back-up plan to redeem those
that would trust Me in a fallen world. As the first Adam
brought sin upon mankind, the second Adam paid the ransom to
reverse the death effect of sin. Jesus Christ left the
throne of heaven to be born into the skin of Adam. As the
2nd Adam, and the Son of God, He lived a perfect sinless
life and offered Himself up as the perfect sacrifice. The
Scapegoat by which those who believe in Him, and trust Him,
are covered by his shed blood and seen as sinless and as
righteous as He is. Those (on earth) that are seen by Me
(from heaven) through the blood of Jesus (in between) will
be made sinless and righteous in eternity. One day soon We
all, (Me, Jesus and those who lived by faith in Christ) will
be the family I set out to create and we'll all live in a
new heaven, and a new earth, and a new Jerusalem that will
be without the stink of sin and Satan.
In the meantime, sin and
Satan are still causing the sting of death to rain on the
just and the unjust alike.
What is the purpose of existence and/or my life?
Shakespeare came close when he penned the line "All
the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely
players". It's true that "all the world is a stage", and all
of heaven, and all of creation are watching and
participating in the play as it moves towards its curtain
call. What's not accurate is "all the men and women are
merely players". You're all much more than merely players.
You're the reason the stage was created in the first place.
Satan rebelled, and led a coup attempt in heaven trying to
take over as God, he and his fallen angels were thrown out
and cast into the lower heavens you call space and earth.
Satan's actions started a heavenly revolution, and created
an unbalance in the heavenly population. So, about 12,000
years ago I destroyed the Satan infected earth, and about
6000 years ago, I recreated the earth afresh, and I created
the Adamic race to take possession and procreate a
population of free-willed beings that would have the choice to trust Me
and resist all Satan's temptations to join his rebellion
against Me. This "tried in the fire" population would make
the unbalanced number in heaven whole again, and provide me
with children, and Jesus with brothers and sisters.
Unfortunately Adam and Eve gave in to the Devil's
temptations and gave up their possession of earth, which
gave Satan the controlling power once again. So now mankind
is cursed, and all are born into sin, like a rushing river
pulling everything into the mouth of Hell. But I had a
back-up contingency plan that went into place. In the
beginning, long before I created beings with free-will,
Jesus was the lamb slain before the foundations of the
heavens and the earth were set. Jesus was always the
rectifying factor in case free-will turned into self-will,
which it did first in Lucifer.
to give you the answer to the meaning of existence and your
reason for being is to recognize that I exist, and to choose
to trust Me "The creator" over the "creation" and Satan. The
vehicle of your trust is the blood of My Son Jesus Christ.
The method of your deliverance is Faith in Jesus. Being born
again, (see last question for explanation) means to identify
with My plan for your salvation. When you do this I fill
that now empty space (caused by the fall) in your bodies
called "The Temple of God" with the Spirit of Jesus. When
this happens ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE ON YOU, because all of a
sudden you're now turned around in that rushing river of
sin, and are now swimming upstream against the current. Now
you must learn to swim for your eternal life! The good news
is, because of your faith and trust, I have thrown a life
preserver around you (called the Holy Spirit), and I'm
pulling you towards the shore. Don't ever give up, don't
stop swimming. The guarantee of keeping my life preserver
around you is your ever active faith in Jesus. How do you
increase your faith muscles? Faith cometh by hearing, and
hearing the Word of God. Here's a place to hear the Word
|Question: What are
ghost's and ufo's?
There are no such things as ghosts, (Except for the Holy
Ghost which is My spirit.) as in dead people wandering
around. However there are disembodied wicked spirits, (The
spirits of those children fathered by angels you read of in
Genesis.) pretending to be dead people in order to seduce
you into believing in many paranormal things like reincarnation, or that you can talk
with your dead friends and relatives. Their desire is to
possess your body and mind, to ultimately kill you, cause you
to kill, or both.
As to UFO's: UFO's (Flying machines) are real, but they do
not come from "outer space". There are angelic
beings that operate like flying machines, they're
called Cherubim. You can read about them in the Old
Testament, especially Ezekiel's experiences with them.
What is an
"Alien" by definition? An intelligent life form originating
from someplace other than earth right? Okay, well then that
makes Me, Jesus, angels, fallen angels, demons, and Satan
aliens. One thing for sure, (apart from those mentioned)
there is no other intelligent life in the universe that will
ever be found or will visit earth. Just like ghost's,
the "green Martian" is a ruse of Satan to make
people lose sight of Me and the saving grace of Jesus
I've done bad things. Am I going to Hell?
Every person is born dead in sin. You're all going to Hell
from the outset. So it's not the bad you've done that sends
you to Hell. (There's one bad thing you can do that will
guarantee you're going to Hell. The one thing is to deny and
blaspheme My Holy Spirit.) What sends you to Hell is
rebellion. Rebelling against the Holy Spirit urging you to
follow Jesus Christ. This is why if you feel the
(usually subtle) nudge to come to Christ, (this is the Holy
Spirit doing the nudging) DO NOT WAIT ONE DAY TOO LONG TO
RESPOND. It may be the last time My spirit bothers to nudge
you. By the way, it's no accident you're reading this. THIS
IS A NUDGE!
Is there such a place called Purgatory?
GOD - No
there is not a "Purgatory" as in a place where your soul
goes to be purged of its sins so it can eventually go to
Heaven. There is however staging areas where the righteous
and unrighteous souls are held until Judgment Day.
Jesus resurrected all souls went to Hades. Hades had 2
holding areas separated by a large gulf (a pit) that kept
inhabitants of each side in their place. (But they could see
each other.) One side was a paradise for those souls who
were deemed righteous by their faith. The other side is a
place of torment, (but not Hell) for those souls that will
be judged to the Lake of Fire. When Jesus died he descended
into Hades and brought out the righteous ones to take with
him to a new paradise in the heavens (thus you can
understand why he told the thief on the cross "That today
you will be with me in paradise. He was talking about the
paradise in Hades.). OK, so now there is a new staging area
in the heavens for righteous souls go directly. The paradise
in Hades has been closed, but the place of torment is still
receiving unrighteous souls.
On that one
special day when Christ returns the souls in the heavenly
staging area will come with him and they will reunite with
their earthly bodies that rise to the air to meet Jesus.
After a short period of end time events the Day of Judgment
will come. On that day the souls in Hades will come out and
be reunited with their bodies and with those
unrighteous souls that remain alive on earth. All of them
will be judged to the Hell that is waiting for them. That is
called "The White Throne Judgment". Conversely, the
righteous souls will be judged worthy to go to the New
Heavens and New Earth I'm going to create. This is called
the "Judgment Seat of Christ". I hope this helps your
understanding and I hope you're in the right camp on
the world end December 21st, 2012?
NO! This earth was re-created to last for 7,000 years. We're
almost 6000 years into it. But here's the rub, the
last 1,000 years of the 7,000 years is called the Millennium
period when I will reign on earth. After which I will
destroy it and recreate it again for the last time. This
Millennium period comes after the 2nd coming of Jesus and
after Armageddon. So, you can be sure that you're all
living in End Times Period. The end Times Period is not the
"end of the world" but the period of time at the end of the age
of grace and the ushering in of Antichrist's rule and the
2nd Coming of Jesus to reclaim His kingdom as "King of kings
and Lord of lords". Oh BTW, the End Times Period started in
1967, when the Jews, (which had been given back their land
as a state in 1948) became the governing party of Israel,
fulfilling My promise to return them to their land from
which they never would again be conquered in. Time is
running out folks, you better make sure you're on the right
side of the question: "Is Jesus the Son of God, the Messiah,
the Savior of mankind?".
religion is the right one?
of them. "Religion" is the worst 4 letter word ever
uttered! "Religion" is the Whore of Babylon and all her
harlot daughters. "Religions" are a smoke-and-mirrors
created by Satan to muddy the waters and blind the people
from the obvious path to salvation. "Religions" are
institutions created for false prophets and false teachings.
And let me warn you the modern "Christian" church is as
perverted as any "religion". I could go on, but I think I made the point. There is only
"The Way". It's not a religion, it's a relationship with God
based on trust and faith in His son Jesus Christ. BTW - The
"Church" is not a building, the "church" is the spiritual
body of Jesus formed by those who have the living Christ
residing inside them.
The question is, and has
always been, is the God of Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac,
Moses, and David the One True God? The answer is Yes. There
are no others. Jehovah is the Father. Jehovah is the Son, the
Messiah Jesus Christ, savior of men's and women's
souls. The Holy
Spirit is Jehovah and the acting agent that calls men to
unity in Christ.
Hate the institutions of
"Religion" because they're paper tigers the devil
uses to incite racism, prejudice, violence, and most of all
IGNORANCE of The Way. As to all the people caught up
in these "religions" by choice, environmental exposure, or
by heredity, they need love. You're all
brothers and sisters. You're all equal in your dire need
for Jesus Christ's saving power to enter your hearts and
this for all people of any belief or persuasion. There's no
greater love you can give than to help these poor people. Poor in
spirit I mean.
the Bible really "The Word" of God? It seems so confusing
and full of contradictions?
Yes and No.
inspired men and women to write books that would eventually
be combined to form a book. (Bible means book.) These books
written both in the Old Testament (O.T.) times, and the New
Testament (N.T.) times are prophetically linked together by
the common thread of Jesus Christ the Messiah. The O.T.
perspective looking forward to the first coming of Messiah, and from the N.T.
perspective looking past the 1st coming of Messiah to the
2nd coming.. The New Testament is infolded in the Old
Testament, and the Old Testament is unfolded in the New
Testament. And there are many more books that should've been
included, or were included and later removed. But for the
most part, the Bible as you know it has all you need to
discover Jesus and feed your faith. The King James version
is the all around best translation. Most all other
translations, especially the newer ones like the NIV are
only worth being used as TP. It's also good to have a Greek
New Testament, (The N.T. was written in Greek) like the
many of the original writings have been altered and watered
down either diabolically on purpose, diabolically
accidental, or from diabolical ignorance of the original
languages and the meanings of their words. What was once
clear and understandable has become as confusing as the
number of "religions" one can pick from. Satan long ago
started to sabotage the writings. He got the Catholic church
to do the most damage when first translating the original writings
into Latin, and from that error riddled translation many new
translations came in different languages compounding the
this reason I said "Faith cometh by hearing,
and hearing the word of God" Notice I did not say
"Faith cometh from reading, and reading
the word of God." So the question now becomes "Where can you
hear the word of God?" From gifts I gave the world in the
form of Preachers, teachers, and evangelists. A gifted
preacher will understand the original languages the various
books were written in. A gifted preacher can rightly divide
the words and make the Bible as understandable as ABC. I can
only recommend one such preacher for you at this time.
How do you explain Big Bang Evolution vs. Creationism?
Simply this: The Gap Theory! The earth has been around for
millions of years. I created it, and like clay on the
potters wheel, I have destroyed it and recreated it several
times. This is what has left the geological, and fauna/flora
layering effect the religion of "Science-ism" builds
their erroneous theories of big-bang evolution upon.
translated, the Bible starts with telling you the last time
I recycled the earth. Verse one: "In the beginning God
created the Heavens and the earth." PERIOD! DONE DEAL! Verse two: "But the
earth became without form and void." Verse three starts the
new creation you now live on.
simple, and yet it has been made so confusing by Satan and
science-ism. What's truly amazing is the "Smart" people
choose to believe in Big Bang Evolution which at its premise
is impossible. Instead of the obvious design by a creator,
they actually find it "smarter" to believe that NOTHING blew
up, and from the explosion of NOTHING everything evolved!
Talk about faith. BLIND FAITH! Here's what I had to say
about these perverts:
1: 18-23 For the wrath of God is
revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and
unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in
unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is
manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the
invisible things of him from the creation of the world are
clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made,
even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without
excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him
not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their
imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and
changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image
made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted
beasts, and creeping things.
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Is it wrong to have sex before marriage?
Having Sex IS getting Married! It's not the ceremony or
license or vows that make a marriage, it's the act of
"Consummation" that makes a marriage. Of course it's not
wrong to have sex. I built you with that desire and need.
But keep in mind you're marrying (Becoming one flesh with)
everyone you have sex with. Not only in My eyes, but also in
the true sense of the word "Marry". The joining together of
two into one. This is a physiological event. Think about it
like "Marrying" two bottles of wine. You pour the remaining
contents of one bottle into another. Now two have become
inseparably one. The same thing happens when you have sex
with another person. You're each absorbing essences of the
other that transmute your body ever so slightly. Over time
(Like a long marriage) you will easily notice that each
partner has taken on physical qualities of the other. So in
this case "You are who you mate with". FOR AS LONG AS YOU
BOTH SHALL LIVE!
What is sin?
Sin is a law like gravity. They're both pulling you down.
Sin is not just evil actions, sin is an evil character flaw
resulting in an evil condition that begets evil actions. The
word "Sin" comes from the Greek word Hamartia. The Greek
language is basically a word picture language, Hamartia is a
picture word that describes missing the mark. The picture is
that of an archer shooting an arrow at a target. If the
arrow did not hit the bull's-eye, the shot was called a sin,
it missed the mark, it fell short of perfection. So now you
can see why being "good" does not get you to heaven. No one
is good, all have missed the mark. It doesn't matter if you
barely miss it, or miss it by a mile, it's a miss just the
same. So don't pat yourself on the back for being a "good"
person. You're just as dead and stinky as the worst of
sinners. The only way to break the hold and penalty of sin
on your life is to be washed in the shed blood of Jesus,
because Jesus was the only man to ever hit the mark
every time, from birth to death. He was sinless.
|Question: If I believe
in Jesus will I go to heaven?
NO. Even Satan believes in Jesus! Believing in Jesus is just
common sense. History knows Jesus existed. To not believe in
Jesus is ignorance. The question is "If I believe Jesus is
the Son of God, was born of a virgin, preached He was the
Messiah, preached He could forgive sins, preached He would be killed and resurrect, and by
His shed blood all mankind could have eternal life, will I
go to heaven?". The answer to that question is NO! But it is
the starting point. ;)
The way to heaven is to be born again, and then live your
new life in an active faith in Jesus Christ until your very
last breath of earth air.
So now the
question is: What does it mean to be born again? I can tell
you it's not by a magic prayer, there's no secret formula,
and there's nothing you, or anybody can do for you to
deserve it. Those who are born again have responded to My
calling them to Jesus. John 6:44
No man can come to me, except
the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him
up at the last day. I don't call everybody. In fact, I
don't call most. Those I do call can tell by their curiosity
to understand or to find Me. The fact you're reading these
very words is a testimony to your calling. A word to the
wise: Let this exposure be a blessing to you by responding
to the prodding of the Holy Spirit. Ignoring Him will only
lead to Him ignoring you.
again" is an experience of conviction that falls upon the
hearts of men and women in different ways. For some the
experience is a life shattering event, for most it's a
sobering beginning of a new life. In all cases the person
finally comes to recognize their "deadness" in sin. No
matter what their status or success in life, they come to
understand how empty and worthless they are as human beings.
They finally admit to themselves they can not control their
desires to choose wrong over right. They finally recognize
there must be something missing in their very DNA. These are
the labor pains of the born again experience, and they are
first eased by the act of repentance.
it mean to repent? Repentance is admission and a reversal of
The admission part is a "Getting it off your chest"
experience. To finally admit you're dead in your sins, and
to finally ask for, and receive forgiveness for your
lifetime of rebellion against God and his son Jesus Christ.
This first act of repentance is taking all your sin, all
your problems, all your shortcomings, and wrapping them up
in a big bundle of burdens and rolling them off your
shoulders onto God's. This is the value of coming under
Christ's shed blood. This is what being forgiven does. It
moves you out from under your burdens, out from under sin,
out from under eternal death. But repentance of your sins
is just half of the equation. The other half is an action,
an action of faith. The word repent means to turn in the
direction you're going, to literally turn in your tracks and
go the opposite way. In other words, repentance means
nothing if you don't change your way. Being forgiven
of your sins doesn't mean you can now willfully continue in
them, it means you must now willfully begin to reject doing
them. And this is a process you will never get perfectly
right while you're still on earth, but with the help of the
Holy Spirit you will get it "righter" as you go. In short,
practice makes perfect, eventually.
repentance comes acceptance. Asking and accepting Jesus to
come live in you, and begin to change your corruptible body
into incorruption. Like picking up a piece of radioactive
material, your body's chemical make-up begins to change. In
that case for the worse. The point is, you can't see it
happening at first, but it's happening. When you get
Christ-life in you, a change even more powerful begins in
your body. A change that brings new life, and eternal life.
But the physical change is only the icing on the cake, the
valuable change is spiritual and eternal. That change comes
when your soul and spirit receive that first breathe of life
that fills the halls and lights up the temple of your body,
it's that part of you which was born empty and dark under
sin. Christ-life is Light. And now that light is residing in
you. You're now a new life form. You're now born again.
You're now a babe in Christ, and like all babies you need
the food, nutrition, and guidance to grow up healthy and to
sustain you in your journey towards eternal life.
that food that sustains. Faith is how you keep your
connection to the life and light giving power. Faith is the
work of Saints. Faith makes the impossible possible. Faith
is the birthmark of the born again!
faith and how do I "have it"? Hebrews 11:1 Faith is the substance of
things hope for. Faith is the evidence of things not seen.
Many have misappropriated faith by calling it "belief", and selling
it, as "the power of positive thinking". Faith is so much
more than positive thinking. Faith is rooted in the promises
God made to mankind. Faith is making a connection with those
promises and applying them to your life. Faith looks at the
circumstances created by sin and Satan right in the eye and
saying "God damn you, I'm going through!"
As I said,
all are born into sin. Sin is Satan's prison camp. When
you're born again and your sins are covered by the blood of
Jesus, you're literally being busted out of prison. Now
think about that...while a prisoner is in prison he is
relatively left alone to serve his time. If that same
prisoner escapes what happens? All the prison guards leave
the prisoners who are still in lock-up to find that one who
escaped. In other words, THE HOUNDS OF HELL ARE SET LOSE TO
TRACK YOU DOWN AND DRAG YOU BACK TO PRISON! Being born again
is a prison break, and you should expect all Hell to break
loose around you. The good news is: 1 John 4:4 "Greater is he that is in
you, than he that is in the world". Meaning, when Jesus is
living in you by faith, you're equipped to fight and win the
devil and his demons that are in control of the world.
Back to the
original question: If I believe in Jesus will I go to
heaven? No, it takes more than belief, it takes faith. You
can believe an airplane will fly you to another place. Faith
means getting on the plane and letting it take you there.
Faith is Pistis in the Greek. Pistis is a verb. Christian
faith should be spelled like a verb, "Faithe". What is a verb? A verb is an
action word. Faith is an Action, based on a Belief,
supported by the evidential Circumstances that God
keeps His word. That's the ABC's of faithe. The more
you act in faithe, the more you can see God working. When
you've seen this enough times, pretty soon you're no longer
being convinced, but rather you are actively engaging it
with the full assurance that God will see you through, and
the saving grace of Jesus Christ will continue to be imputed
to you as Christ righteousness. Don't wait another second to
activate your faithe.
Ask Jesus into your heart right now!