One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly saw an angel of God, who came to him and said, "Cornelius!" (Acts 10:3)The context shows Cornelius was unsaved at that point. So, God's angels can appear to lost people just as happened there. ________________________________
When words are many, SIN IS NOT ABSENT, but he who holds his tongue is wise. (Prov 10:19)**Be SLOW TO SPEAK and SLOW TO GET ANGRY
My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, SLOW TO SPEAK AND SLOW TO BECOME ANGRY, (James 1:19)
He who guards his lips GUARDS HIS LIFE, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin. (Prov 13:3)LYING will land you in the lake of fire (Rev. 21:8)!
God knows EXACTLY where YOU are, just like God's angel knew where Simon Peter was:
Now send men to Joppa to bring back a man named Simon who is called Peter. He is staying with Simon the tanner, whose house is by the sea. (Acts 10:5,6)**God knows the painful trials you are going through. Such is our TEST, and be mindful that this life and sufferings are all TEMPORARY. HOLD ON.
Acts 13:16-39 is a partial summary of Jewish Old Testament history declared by Paul while preaching in a synagogue. Note verses 38 and 39 where the Apostle Paul declared what justifies us before God and what does not. Those verses help to clarify the point.
Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Through him everyone who believes is justified from everything you could not be justified from by the law of Moses. (Acts 13:38,39)Similarly, in our day, we Christians need to tell people that Mary, church membership, baptism, Saturday Sabbath keeping, the 10 commandments, etc. do NOT save us.
The IMPORTANT EVENT of Acts 10 occurred in Caesarea (Acts 10:1). God had an angel tell Cornelius, who lived there, to send to Joppa to get Peter (Acts 10:5,6), but the qualified Philip the evangelist was already living there:
Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea. (Acts 8:40)
Leaving the next day, we reached Caesarea and stayed at the house of Philip the evangelist, one of the Seven. (Acts 21:8)It is somewhat a MYSTERY WHY God wanted Peter to present the Gospel to Cornelius, but maybe it was because of the transition away from OT ways, as implied in Peter's vision about eating unclean food (Acts 10:9-16) and those Gentiles getting filled God's spirit after they heard the gospel (Acts 10:44-47). Possibly it was because Peter was an Apostle and had more influence than Philip.
Imagine the four day wait for Cornelius until Peter arrived (Acts 10:30). The suspense must have been almost unbearable, waiting to find out what God (through Peter) had to say in order for him to become saved (Acts 11:14).
This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the BEAST, for it is man's number. His number is 666. (Rev 13:18)The Greek term for BEAST in Rev. 13:18 means: a dangerous animal, VENOMOUS wild beast. The same Greek term used for a VENOMOUS SNAKE is found in the following verses:
When the islanders saw the snake hanging from his hand, they said to each other, "This man must be a murderer; for though he escaped from the sea, Justice has not allowed him to live." But Paul shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no ill effects. (Acts 28:4,5)
Have you ever thought about the possibility of becoming a MARTYR? IF you are still alive when the mark of the beast arrives, you MUST become one (Rev. 12:11)! Moreover, as John the Baptist was beheaded, YOU WILL BE TOO, THEN PARADISE, if you remain faithful (Rev. 20:4). Remember Mt. 10:28 and do NOT fear death.
Read 1 Kings 17 and consider this aspect of Elijah's life, as he was hiding out. Here is a tidbit:
The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook. (1 Ki 17:6)
"THEY TORE THEIR CLOTHES"
The priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the city, brought bulls and wreaths to the city gates because he and the crowd wanted to offer sacrifices to them. But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of this, THEY TORE THEIR CLOTHES and rushed out into the crowd, shouting: "Men, why are you doing this? We too are only men, human like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made heaven and earth and sea and everything in them...." (Acts 14:13-15)**That is something that Christians do NOT do today. IF we tore our clothes over similar error and false doctrine, the Christians would all have ripped and torn clothing!
They preached the good news in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch, STRENGTHENING THE DISCIPLES AND ENCOURAGING THEM TO REMAIN TRUE TO THE FAITH. "WE MUST GO THROUGH MANY HARDSHIPS TO ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD," THEY SAID. (Acts 14:21,22)**Telling the TRUTH about the Christian life will "strengthen" the saints. That way, when "MANY HARDSHIPS" crash down on them, they will know that is the norm. People who LIE about the Christian life and present it as an easy walk, with prosperity and the favor of man, are DECEIVERS. Many SUFFERINGS are basic to being a Christian. Please go by the Bible to be safe.
MIND GAMES the devil has played with notable, godly people of the Bible:
When John heard in prison what Christ was doing, he sent his disciples to ask him, "Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?" (Mat 11:2,3)EARLIER
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is the one I meant when I said, 'A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.' (John 1:29,30)**Our spiritual battle and warfare include the mental thoughts and imaginations the devil sends us. GUARD YOUR THOUGHTS.
When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, "He is out of his mind." (Mark 3:21)
Then Jesus' mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him. (Mark 3:31)**The devil's attack on John the Baptist and Mary was about Jesus - and such attacks could be spiritually deadly! BTW, The Catholic Mary is NOT the Mary of the Bible
Fourteen years later I went up again to Jerusalem, this time with Barnabas. I took Titus along also. I went in response to a revelation and set before them the gospel that I preach among the Gentiles. But I did this privately to those who seemed to be leaders, FOR FEAR THAT I WAS RUNNING OR HAD RUN MY RACE IN VAIN. (Gal 2:1,2)
...Those who have DONE GOOD WILL RISE TO LIVE, and those who have DONE EVIL will rise to be condemned. (John 5:29)
Whoever BELIEVES IN HIM 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. (John 3:18)**Together those two verses from the Lord Jesus teach: the one who "believes in" Jesus is not condemned (3:18), and has good works attached to it, as shown in (5:29).
[The Greek tense there is a present tense faith in JESUS.]
Hence, to be saved our FAITH (belief) IS IN JESUS (the only Savior) for salvation and NOT in our many good works, which we often do, thanks to the enabling grace of God. Jesus is the vine - apart from him we can do nothing (Jn. 15:5). It is Christ working in us as we perform those good deeds and works (Phil. 2:13, James 2:17).
The Righteous Trio [AUDIO]
Are you acquainted with the infamous name, Doeg, from the days of the reign of King Saul?
Then the king ordered the guards at his side: "Turn and kill the priests of the LORD, because they too have sided with David. They knew he was fleeing, yet they did not tell me." But THE KING'S OFFICIALS WERE NOT WILLING TO RAISE A HAND TO STRIKE THE PRIESTS OF THE LORD. The king then ordered Doeg, "You turn and strike down the priests." So Doeg the Edomite turned and struck them down. That day HE KILLED EIGHTY-FIVE MEN WHO WORE THE LINEN EPHOD. (1 Sam 22:17,18)Doeg was a disgrace in the eyes of God. Read about that and other common characteristics of evil people in Psalm 52.
Once again there was a battle between the Philistines and Israel. David went down with his men to fight against the Philistines, and HE BECAME EXHAUSTED. And Ishbi-Benob , one of the descendants of Rapha, whose bronze spearhead weighed three hundred shekels and who was armed with a new sword, said he would kill David. But ABISHAI SON OF ZERUIAH CAME TO DAVID'S RESCUE; he struck the Philistine down and killed him. Then David's men swore to him, saying, "NEVER AGAIN WILL YOU GO OUT WITH US TO BATTLE, so that the lamp of Israel will not be extinguished." (2 Sam 21:15-17)** David, years earlier, killed the Goliath but later Abishai had to come to his rescue!!! Not many seem aware about this detail.
Truth is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey. The LORD looked and was displeased that THERE WAS NO JUSTICE. He saw that there was no one, he was appalled that there was no one to intervene; so his own arm worked salvation for him, and his own righteousness sustained him. (Isa 59:15,16)Very few times were there ever a good place and time to live. Maybe the best time after the Fall of Adam and Eve was in the earlier reign of Solomon before he apostatized.
But THEY MINGLED WITH THE NATIONS AND ADOPTED THEIR CUSTOMS. They worshiped their idols, which became a snare to them. (Psa 106:35,36)
DO NOT BE YOKED TOGETHER WITH UNBELIEVERS. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial ? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people. THEREFORE COME OUT FROM THEM AND BE SEPARATE , says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you. "I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty." (2 Cor 6:15-18)** Restrict you associations with the ungodly to a bare minimum for your own SOUL'S sake. Withdraw from them to guard your heart.
Do you still think BACKSLIDERS remain saved?? Think again:
Question for Catholics: How does this support the Catholic Mass?
Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He [Jesus] SACRIFICED FOR THEIR SINS ONCE FOR ALL when he offered himself. (Heb 7:27)It does NOT and is even antithetical to what the Catholic Mass is supposed to be:
The sacrifice of Christ and the sacrifice of the Eucharist are one single sacrifice: "The victim is one and the same: the same now offers through the ministry of priests, who then offered himself on the cross; only the manner of offering is different." "In this divine sacrifice which is celebrated in the Mass, the same Christ who offered himself once in a bloody manner on the altar of the cross is contained and is offered in an unbloody manner." (CCC 1367)
Have you ever consider being placed in a position where you could die as a MARTYR for the Lord Jesus (and then go to Paradise)? IF you keep living, YOU will probably be given choices that will lead to that conclusion, if you remain faithful.
QUESTION FOR CATHOLICS: How was Mary set apart and honored among the Apostles and the other followers of Jesus, who were there praying in the Upper Room (Acts 1:13-26)?
ANSWER: Mary wasn't set apart or honored at all.
This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, (Rom 3:22)
Shotgun Sermon [AUDIO]
MEMORY VERSE: Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me. (Psa 119:133)
He replied, "The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. (Mat 13:11)
This is why I speak to them in parables: Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand. (Mat 13:13)
...This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word. (Isa 66:2)**Does God esteem YOU?
The Great Tribulation (or Great Distress - Mt. 24:29) will become much more intense - leading to captivity and physical death for the faithful (Rev. 13:10), then PARADISE (Rev. 7:14-17). That reality means it is VITAL for you to, "...not love your life so much as to shrink from death" (Rev 12:11c) when that moment arrives for you.
You can be all of the following: filled with Bible knowledge, the most powerful prayer warrior generous giver to the poor and faithful soul winner, etc. but YOU MUST BE WILLING TO DIE TO REMAIN FAITHFUL TO JESUS.
Now is the time to self- exam yourself and prepare yourself for captivity and death. Such a TEST is inescapable for the last generation of saints. YOU must have the MARTYR'S faith, courage and perseverance in order to escape the lake of fire and enter PARADISE. Even with "little strength", you can do it - (Rev 3:8). HOLD ON and DO NOT FEAR DEATH - Rev. 3:11; Mt. 10:28. PARADISE is getting closer for the overcomers and is 1 second after their death.
Note: the Great Tribulation can also mean the Great Persecution.
**THE GREAT TRIBULATION ENDS when there is a change in the way we view the sun, moon and the stars:
Immediately after the DISTRESS OF THOSE DAYS [GREAT TRIBULATION] the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken. At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other. (Mat 24:29-31)** Again, verse 29 specifies the tribulation ends when the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken. That occurrence immediately precedes the rapture.
God has secrets and HIDES spiritual truth from the lost via parables (Mt. 13:13) and the whole of Scripture as well (2 Cor. 3:14-16). Moreover, even in God's kingdom, a white stone with a name will be given to the overcomers, but that name will be SECRET except to the possessors of the stone:
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give him A WHITE STONE WITH A NEW NAME WRITTEN ON IT, KNOWN ONLY TO HIM WHO RECEIVES IT. (Rev 2:17)
Present tense salvation is a reality for us who are following Jesus. Various scriptures show that including this one:
This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother. (1 John 3:10)
You have to qualify to be at the marriage supper of the Lamb by having "wedding clothes" (Mt. 22:1-14). So how does one get wedding clothes? Scriptures says this about our spiritual clothes:
Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes. They will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy. (Rev 3:4)
I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see. (Rev 3:18)
Behold, I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed. (Rev 16:15)
Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear." (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.) (Rev 19:7,8)This verse, importantly, shows how to get "washed white robes":
I answered, "Sir, you know." And he said, "These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. (Rev 7:14)***JESUS is always the answer, including for our wedding clothes.
To qualify for God's kingdom you need:
...do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself PURE. (1 Tim 5:22)
How infinite is God's knowledge? There are BILLIONS of stars and God knows all their names.
He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. (Psa 147:4)BTW, scripture just mentions in passing the following awesome truth about ALMIGHTY GOD
...He also made the stars. (Gen 1:16)
Question for Catholics: WHO thought Jesus was CRAZY ('out of his mind') and left to take charge of him, as mentioned in Mk. 3:21?
Naboths Vineyard [AUDIO]
Moderna says this about their own vaccine:
"Recognizing the broad potential of mRNA science, we set out to create an mRNA technology platform that functions very much LIKE AN OPERATING SYSTEM ON A COMPUTER. It is designed so that IT CAN PLUG AND PLAY INTERCHANGEABLY WITH DIFFERENT PROGRAMS. In our case, the "program" or "app" is our mRNA drug - the unique mRNA sequence that codes for a protein. We have a dedicated team of several hundred scientists and engineers solely focused on advancing Moderna's platform technology. They are organized around key disciplines and work in an integrated fashion to advance knowledge surrounding mRNA science and solve for challenges that are unique to mRNA drug development. Some of these disciplines include mRNA biology, chemistry, formulation & delivery, bioinformatics and protein engineering." [ https://www.modernatx.com/mrna-technology/mrna-platform-enabling-drug-discovery-development ]**They want to treat your body as a computer and put automatic updates into it whenever they want to!
Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. (Mat 7:21)
Part of the Greek definition for "mark", as in mark of the beast, (CHARAGMA -Rev. 13:16,17) is "AS A BADGE OF SERVITUDE". Are you aware that the VACCINES ARE PATENTED SHOWING OWNERSHIP? SEE "Will Genetically Modified Humans Be Patented? "Questions For Corbett #064" [https://www.corbettreport.com/will-genetically-modified-humans-be-patented-questions-for-corbett-064/] NOTE around minute 2:10 and 12:13, etc.
See also, Hydrogel & Vaccine Dangers - Dr Carrie Madej [ https://lbry.tv/@EverydaySuccess:1/hydrogel-vaccine-dangers-dr-carrie-madej:c] In contrast, Christians are bought by the BLOOD OF JESUS (1 Pet. 1:18,19; etc.). We belong to God (Gal. 5:24; etc.).
It is the POSSESSION of eternal life that is the issue with OSAS, not if eternal life is temporary or not. (Christians do not say eternal life is temporary. Such is a misrepresentation of the gospel.) Eternal life does NOT change, but the POSSESSION of eternal life can cease.
***Jesus is "eternal life" (1 Jn. 1:2; 5:12,13), but if he "disowns" a person for disowning him (Mt. 10:33), that person no longer has Jesus (eternal life). Jesus will also vomit the lukewarm out of his body (Rev. 3:16) and, consequently, their POSSESSION of eternal life, likewise, would cease while eternal life itself remains eternal.
This is how we KNOW who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who DOES NOT DO WHAT IS RIGHT is not a child of God; nor is anyone who DOES NOT LOVE HIS BROTHER. (1 John 3:10)
In Rom. 3:10 the CONTEXT is vital.
What shall we conclude then? Are we [Jews] any better ? Not at all! We have already made the charge that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under sin. As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one." (Rom 3:9-12)**V. 3:10 is saying that the JEWS are not righteous by virtue of being a Jew, just like the non-Jews [Gentiles]; "NO ONE IS RIGHTEOUS" that way. Furthermore, elsewhere it is written that we ALL need PRECIOUS Jesus
Don't you know that when you offer yourselves to someone to obey him as slaves, you are slaves to the one whom you obey--whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? (Rom 6:16)
Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. He who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. He who does what is sinful is of the devil.... (1 John 3:7,8)See Are You Sure There Are None Righteous? [https://www.evangelicaloutreach.org/nonerighteous.htm ]
Will everyone KNOW and RECOGNIZE the mark of the beast? NO!!!! Absolutely not!!!
But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. WITH THESE SIGNS HE HAD DELUDED THOSE WHO HAD RECEIVED THE MARK OF THE BEAST AND WORSHIPED HIS IMAGE. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. (Rev 19:20)
And he performed great and miraculous signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to earth in full view of men. BECAUSE OF THE SIGNS HE WAS GIVEN POWER TO DO ON BEHALF OF THE FIRST BEAST, HE DECEIVED THE INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH. He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. (Rev.13:13-15)
There is a judge for the one who rejects me [JESUS] and does not accept my words; THAT VERY WORD WHICH I SPOKE WILL CONDEMN HIM at the last day. (John 12:48)
For I did not speak of my own accord, but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and how to say it. I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say." (John 12:49,50)
The reason the MOTB will not be readily recognized from a distance, even before it becomes available, is because it will be coming with other things: traveling privileges, the right to attend and access public events, etc; the bodily and scannable mark as Proof of Vaccination ID needed to 'buy or sell' will be riding on the coattails of that.
Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish. When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore. Then they sat down and collected the good fish in baskets, but threw the bad away. (Mat 13:47,48)**NOTE: even the bad fish are equally pulled up to the shore - NOT just the good fish. This truth is a blow to Calvinism and their view of election. God draws everyone - Jn. 12:32.
And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into THE LAKE OF BURNING SULFUR, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be TORMENTED DAY AND NIGHT FOR EVER AND EVER. (Rev. 20:10)That single verse teaches:
1. There is NO annihilation of the wicked dead for they will be "tormented" forever.
2. The "beast", who is the antichrist, is shown there to be a separate person/being apart from the devil and, consequently, he cannot be the devil in the flesh because they are cited separately.
Then Thomas (called DIDYMUS) said to the rest of the disciples, "Let us also go, that we may die with him." (John 11:16)**Didymus means TWIN. The Apostle Thomas apparently was a twin to someone, but his twin is not mentioned as becoming a Christian.
This is what REAL Christianity (under GRACE) was like, which is nothing like the cheap counterfeit today:
Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors; known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed; sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything. (2 Cor. 6:4-10)
Did you know that SILAS, if the same person, worked with both Paul and Peter too!
Paul, SILAS and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: (2 Thess. 1:1)
With the help of SILAS, whom I regard as a faithful brother, I have written to you briefly, encouraging you and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand fast in it. (1 Pet 5:12)
Did you know that Jesus did NOT always live in Nazareth? He changed his address after his baptism:
Leaving Nazareth, he went and LIVED IN CAPERNAUM, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali-- (Mat 4:13)Even though Jesus live there for a while and super blessed that city with his holy presence and miracles, that very same city was uniquely DENOUNCED by God!
And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted up to the skies? No, you will go down to the depths. If the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day. But I tell you that it will be more bearable for Sodom on the day of judgment than for you. (Mat. 11:23,24)
Bible-Defined Christian [AUDIO]
(Minor mystery) I wonder if the Living Water flowing from the throne of God will have a flavor OR a cool temperature??? It will be PERFECT for the overcomers. The SOUND OF RUSHING water will be there too, as it flows from God's throne.
Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb (Rev 22:1)
One of the most STUPID AND DISASTROUS things a whole city ever did was what we read in the latter part of Matthew 8. There we read of the region of the Gadarenes (who were pig farmers), two demon-possessed men (who were freed from their demons) and thousands of pigs that drown after the demons entered them.
The eye-witnesses of the demons coming out of those men and the drowning of the pigs fled from the area and the WHOLE TOWN came out to plead (beg) Jesus to leave their region! Jesus never said one word and left. There is no record he ever went back there again ever!
**God honors our free will and choice. Jesus wanted them all saved, but they didn't want Jesus. They wanted to live their earthly life WITHOUT Jesus and Jesus honored their desire and let them GO TO HELL! Instead of drawing near to God, they pleaded with Jesus to leave!!!! SHOCKING AND SAD, but such is our dark world now!
SOUL WINNERS note: IF people do not want the gospel message, just walk away without a word and go somewhere else.
EXCELLENT OT verse on repentance:
Let the wicked FORSAKE HIS WAY and the evil man HIS THOUGHTS. Let him turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon. (Isa 55:7)
IF you think the things you do, do not really matter - take a close hard look at GRACE TEACHING:
God "will give to each person according to what he has done." To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give ETERNAL LIFE. (Rom 2:6,7)** Keep ALL 100% of your faith and trust in JESUS for your salvation, as you faithfully follow and labor for him in obedience.
Jesus died for Mary's sins too OR Peter was wrong. Which will you believe?? Peter taught:
For Christ died for sins once for ALL, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit (1 Pet 3:18).
This, and other verses, show Mary was NOT sinless.
This is more indirect PROOF OF THE DEITY of Christ:
Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, "Abba, Father." (Gal 4:6)
**Jesus is in ALL believers, which means he is omnipresent, a unique attribute of God. Then we also have this:
Don't you know that you yourselves are GOD'S TEMPLE and that God's Spirit lives in you? (1 Cor. 3:16)
Jacob WORSHIPED God as he (stood up), leaned on his staff.
By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph's sons, and WORSHIPED AS HE LEANED ON THE TOP OF HIS STAFF. (Heb 11:21)
You can worship God anywhere and in any position. Worship is a matter of the HEART.
Moses' parents did not fear the king's edict (MANDATE)!
By faith Moses' parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they WERE NOT AFRAID OF THE KING'S EDICT. (Heb 11:23)
Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: "Every boy that is born you MUST throw into the Nile, but let every girl live." (Exo 1:22)
As the Father is worshiped in heaven this way:
All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying: "AMEN! PRAISE AND GLORY AND WISDOM AND THANKS AND HONOR AND POWER AND STRENGTH BE TO OUR GOD FOR EVER AND EVER. AMEN!" (Rev 7:11,12)
**The Father gave some of the same to JESUS!
For he [JESUS] received HONOR AND GLORY from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased." (2 Pet 1:17)
ANY and ALL people teaching King David retained his salvation when he was in adultery and murder are teaching a definite LICENSE TO SIN. That is how you can spot a LICENSE TO SIN teacher. **The truth is, David DIED SPIRITUALLY at that time:
If a righteous man turns from his righteousness and does evil, he will die for it. (Ezek 33:18)
Had David died physically at that time, he would have gone to FIERY TORMENT. He repented and got forgiven. See Psa. 51.
...your adversaries misuse your name. (Psa 139:20)
**Are YOU an adversary of God because you misuse his name, though you might be religious?
A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. (Prov 12:26)
**Do not allow your friends to KILL YOU SPIRITUALLY!
Are YOU "afraid" of being cut off OR are you "ARROGANT" (and deceived)?? Carefully read Romans 11:20-22.
NOTE: Romans 11:20-22 is NOT teaching to "fear God" as is shown many other times in scripture. Romans 11:20-22 is teaching BE AFRAID of being cut off from God (losing your salvation).
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