Anybody Want to go to Heaven?

Matthew 7:21
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

You Must be Obedient unto the Gospel of Jesus Christ or you will NOT go to Heaven!

1 Thessalonians 4:2-7
2  For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.

You must be Obedient to the commandments which were given us by the Lord Jesus or you will NOT go to Heaven!

3  For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
4  That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;
5  Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:
6  That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.
7  For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.

We have been called unto holiness!  Every one of you should know how to possess your vessel in sanctification and honour!!!

1 Thessalonians 5:14-23
14  Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
15  See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
16  Rejoice evermore.
17  Pray without ceasing.
18  In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
19  Quench not the Spirit.
20  Despise not prophesyings.
21  Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
22  Abstain from all appearance of evil.
23  And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Pay attention to the instructions that are given!  Be patient toward all men.  Follow that which is good unto all men.  Rejoice evermore.  Pray without ceasing.  In everything give thanks!  In everything give thanks!!  In everything give thanks!!! For this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.  Quench not the Spirit.  Despise not prophesyings.  Hold fast that which is good!  Abstain from all appearance of evil!!!!   I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless!

Romans 6:16-17
16  Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
17  But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

What form of doctrine that was delivered you?

Acts 2:36-39
36  Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
37  Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
38  Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
39  For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

DOCTRINE is not a dirty word!!!!!  Without the doctrine of Jesus Christ, you will NOT go to Heaven!!!

After you have followed the instructions given to every person since the day that the Apostle Peter spoke the words above, which was to Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, you will then begin to live a life of separation, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

2 Corinthians 6:14-17
14  Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
15  And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
16  And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
17  Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

The word separation does not mean isolation.  You must be Obedient to the Gospel of Jesus Christ or you will NOT go to Heaven!!!

2 Corinthians 7:1
1  Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

You must be Obedient to the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, as was spoken by the Apostle Peter above and cleanse yourself from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit or you will NOT go to Heaven!!!

2 Peter 1:3-4
3  According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
4  Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

Hebrews 12:14
14  Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

You must be Obedient to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, or you will NOT go to Heaven!

1 Peter 1:13-16
13  Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
14  As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: (HELLO????)
15  But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
16  Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

You MUST separate yourself from the lusts that are in the world or you will NOT go to Heaven!

1 John 2:15-17
15  Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16  For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17  And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

1 John 5:3
3  For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

You must be Obedient to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, or you will NOT go to Heaven!!!

Hebrews 5:8-9
8  Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
9  And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

Do you Want to go to Heaven?  Then you must be Obedient to the Word of God!!!!

Romans 2:4-11
4  Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
5  But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
6  Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
7  To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
8  But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
9  Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
10  But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
11  For there is no respect of persons with God.

2 Thessalonians 1:6-10
6  Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;
7  And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
8  In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
9  Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
10  When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.

Matthew 7:24-27
24  Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25  And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26  And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27  And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

The Choice is Yours!!!  Be Obedient unto the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Live or continue to follow after the world and DIE!!!!

Do you really want to go to Heaven?  Or do you really want to serve yourself?

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Come let us Grow Together: Sin

Come let us Grow Together is a weekly series that deals with the many topical categories that exist within the Word of God.  The purpose of this series is to grow in wisdom, knowledge, and understanding in things pertaining to God.

When we sin, we are breaking God’s commandments.  I would dare say all of us have heard how Adam and Eve sinned against God in the Garden of Eden and this caused all of mankind to be born in sin and shapen in iniquity.

Today however, we are living under a time of Grace given to us by God through Jesus Christ the Righteous.  I would again dare say that all of us have heard and read about what Jesus Christ did for mankind.  How that He was born of a virgin, that He was Emmanuel being interpreted as God with us, and lived a life free of sin so that you and I could find eternal life through Him.

The Lord Jesus came to destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.  To take back this power of death that the devil had over man; the Lord Jesus lived a life free of sin and died on the cross as our substitute.  Though Jesus lived a life free of sin, He was tempted in all points just as we are today.  But Jesus did not give into sin, but rather Jesus Christ was obedient to the will of His Father.

Upon the death of Jesus Christ sin was condemned in the flesh.  But in order for us to become free from our sins, we must partake of the born again process that the Lord has provided for mankind.  A Spiritual Rebirth consisting of being born of water and of the Spirit.  This Spiritual Rebirth allows mankind to once again become the sons of God.

Once we have become born again, we are to live a life that is free from sin.  But God knowing that no man could be justified by works of the Mosaic Law made a way for us through His death, that once we have become born again, if we fall short and sin, we can come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Thus making God the justifier of many.  For it is not our works of righteousness that brings forth our salvation, but the gift of Grace that works through our obedient faith in the keeping of God’s commandments.  For if we love God we will keep His commandments.

The Lord brought to light a way for mankind to escape death by following after Him in obedience, while at the same time making a way for us when we do fall short to find grace and mercy in time of need so that we are no longer living a life under condemnation.  This born again process or Spiritual Rebirth allows us to become free of the Law of Sin and Death.  Which is the soul that sins shall surely die.

After we have partook of this Spiritual Rebirth we are to live a life walking after the Spirit and not after the flesh.  For if you live a life after the flesh you will surely die.  We as the children of God must instead purge ourselves from iniquity and follow after Christ.  For we are the temple of the Living God and if we defile the temple of the Living God, we shall surely be destroyed.

Therefore let us abstain from all appearance of evil and follow after that which is of the Spirit.  We must not give into our flesh to fulfill the lusts thereof, but we must instead pick up our cross and follow after Christ.  For the soul that sins shall surely die.  Therefore let us not live after the flesh but after the Spirit.

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C&C: The Seed that was to Come

Connections and Comparisons is an ongoing weekly series that deals with many scriptures in the Bible, some of which are not commonly addressed.  The purpose of this series is to examine the scriptures at hand comparing what is said and looking at the connections within.

Genesis 3:15
15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

This is the first prophecy of the coming Messiah.  This enmity or hostility between the serpent’s seed (the children of disobedience) and the woman’s seed (The Virgin Mary) would be Jesus Christ, who was coming to restore that which was lost in the Garden of Eden by Adam and Eve, this being sonship.

We learn from this prophecy that the seed of the woman, this being Jesus Christ, would bruise the head of the serpent, this being the devil, and it would also bruise the heel of the coming Messiah, Jesus Christ the Righteous.

Isaiah 53:3-8
3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Another prophecy of the coming Messiah, Jesus Christ, where we learn that he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities and with his stripes we are healed.  Healed from what?  The power the devil had over us, this being death.

6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. (2 Cor 5:21 KJV)

7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.

Galatians 4:4-7
4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,

The prophesied seed to come that would place enmity or hostility between the serpent’s seed, (the children of disobedience) and the woman’s seed (The Virgin Mary).

5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

It is the Spirit of God’s Son that dwells inside of the born again believer of God.  This being the Spirit of Christ or the Holy Ghost.

7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

The opportunity to once again become the sons of God through adoption by partaking of the born again process of God which involves being born of water and of the Spirit.  A spiritual rebirth that sets us free from the Law of Sin and Death.

Romans 8:1-4
1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus because by one offering for sin, by the death of Jesus Christ, God has forever perfected the conscience of them that are sanctified because there is no more yearly sacrifice made for the remembrance of sin.

2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

The power which the devil had over mankind destroyed victoriously by Jesus Christ allowing a way for us to once again become the sons of God by adoption.

3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Galatians 3:13-16
13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man’s covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.
16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham, the Son of God.  The prophesied seed to come that brought forth the ministry of reconciliation.

2 Corinthians 5:17-20
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

Galatians 3:17-18
17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
18 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

Hebrews 2:14-16
14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.

The entire Word of God is about this seed that was to come and restore mankind back unto Himself.

Romans 8:2
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

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A Little Sleep, A Little Slumber

The Bible says in Proverbs Chapter 6:9-12
9  How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?
10  Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
11  So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.
12  A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.
13  He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers;
14  Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.
15  Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.

Proverbs 24:30-33 Says it like this:
30  I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;
31  And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.

A Nettle is a plant having jagged leaves covered with stinging hairs.

32  Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction.
33  Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
34  So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.

Church we don’t want to be caught Asleep!!

We look around at our World today, and we see the signs of His coming!!  And we look around and we see that our families and our friends still need Salvation.  We see that our Nation has become a Nation of Abominations.

Every where we look, the stench of Sin is rising up to Heaven before the nostrils of  our God.  We see so called Homosexual marriages.  We see a Nation of people that are acceptant of their behavior and in many cases standing along side of them, protesting with them to help them achieve their goal.  We see our Retail Store Outlets taking Christ out of Christmas and replacing Him with silly Holiday Slogans.  Every where we look in our World we see the March of the Anti-Christ spirit.  As they proudly declare, We want Christianity erased from History.

Luke 17:26-30 says it like this…
26  And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
27  They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
28  Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
29  But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
30  Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

Church, Where is your Burden for the Lost?  Where is your desire to see one saved?  Have you become so Sleepy in this world of filth that you no longer care about the Lost?

The wicked man is saying, what we see in II Peter 3:3-7
3  Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
4  And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
5  For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
6  Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
7  But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

These SIX things DOTH the LORD HATE: yea, seven are an ABOMINATION unto HIM:

In Proverbs 6
17  A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18  An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
19  A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

A Proud look:  Are you arrogant?  Are you Stuck up?  Do you have a haughty spirit?

A Lying Tongue: Do you say one thing and in your heart another?  Do you speak deceit to spare yourself of troubles?  Do you think white lies are not lies?

Hands that Shed innocent blood: Are you killing someone just because of their ethnic background?  Having abortions?  Are you slaying your brother because of his Beliefs?

Heart of Wicked Imaginations: Do you allow yourself to fantasize on causing harm to others?  Do you allow yourself to imagine lustful desires?  Do you imagine what life would be like if there wasn’t a God?

Feet swiftly running to Mischief: Are you quickly running to watch a fight at School?  Are you running to be with the in crowd while they make hurtful jokes toward others?  Are you running to make sure you get to take your best shot out on another fellow man, since everyone else is doing it?

A false witness speaking lies:   Do you speak lies against another because they have offended you?  Are you making up lies to purposely see another person get punished?  Are you speaking lies against another because you don’t want to tell on your lying friends?

He that sows Discord among Brethern: Are you starting rumors at Church?  Are you gossiping on the telephone of what you saw your Brother or Sister do last week?  Are you back biting or stabbing your fellow man because you will not offer up Forgiveness for something that they had done to you?

Church, Are you doing one of these sins that God hates?  If so REPENT.    Do you see our Nation doing any of these things that God Hates?  Then Why, are you not speaking out against them and showing them the error of their ways?  Are you not the salt of the Earth?  Are we not the Light of the World.  How then, do you expect them to know their own way?

Romans 13:8-14 Reminds us How we should be Living
8  Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
9  For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
10  Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
11  And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
12  The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
13  Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
14  But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

If you Love one another, Then why are you not out spreading The Word of Truth to your neighbors?  Why are you not taking Salvation to the Lost?  Have you become the Sluggard?  Are you the slothful man with thorns and nettles over your face?

Oh A Little Sleep, A Little Slumber.  A Little Folding of the Hands to Sleep.

I Thessalonians 5:1-11 says,
1  But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
2  For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
3  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.
4  But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
5  Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
6  Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
7  For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
8  But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
9  For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
10  Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
11  Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

Church,  Do you recognize the season?  Then why are you not out in the highways and the byways compelling them to come to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb?  Why are you willing to make excuses such as I do not have the time?  Are you more wrapped up in this World, that you are not supposed to be taking part with, that you are going to be one of the Five Silly Virgins that didn’t have enough Oil burning in their Lamp?  Do you feel it’s more important to watch TV, listen to ungodly radio music, or go shopping than it is to see a man saved?  Are you to busy making sure your belly stays full, than making a commitment to God, and becoming a laborer in the harvest fields?

Luke 21:34-36
34  And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
35  For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
36  Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

Church, Are you to SLEEPY to have Revival?

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