THOUGHT - INSIGHT
YOU NEED JESUS - Never forget that.
Some thoughts and insights that you might not have heard before:
HISTORY BOOKS: More is constantly written, added, changed.
HOLY BIBLE: It is complete. No more will be or needs be written.
JESUS WOULD SAY TO YOU EVEN NOW: Death is the absence of MY life.
(Death, meaning: real death,true death,
eternal death, separation from God forever.)
They say seeing is believing. But can your eyes lie?
Don't you really see only if and after you believe?
AND THIS: Your physical eyes are connected via the optical nerve to your brain. Your spiritual eyes are connected directly to your heart (meaning the inner man/your spirit).
You are being watched and read as an epistle by
those around you. "Preach the Gospel always and
even use words when necessary."
"PREACH THE GOSPEL ALL THE TIME; IF NECESSARY USE WORDS."
Francis of Assisi
PROMISES: Humans make promises. Some are in
vain because we are unable to keep all our promises
even if they are well intentioned. But with God, the
fulfillment of His promises is assured. See this:
God's promises & their fulfillment are both on same plane/same level/same value/in the same statement.
Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man,
that He should repent: hath He said, and shall He not do it? Or hath He
spoken, and shall He not make it good?
He certainly will - You can trust Him with every detail.
"COURAGE IS NOT THE ABSENCE OF FEAR BUT THE CONQUEST OF FEAR"
"WHAT YOU DO EMERGES FROM WHAT YOU ARE."
A GIFT IS MEASURED BY THE SIZE OF THE MOTIVE THAT GOES WITH IT.
DESIRING HEALING: Do you call the doctor first or do you call God first? Some are praying for healing with their hand right on the phone dialing for the doctor. Why not finish a thorough conversation with God before thinking about the doctor.
Faith does not just sit there and believe - rather, faith reaches , steps out, pursues, takes hold of the promise, acts on the Word of God.
JESUS SAID, I'LL NEVER LEAVE NOR FORSAKE YOU. I am a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
Most consider Him a distant watching God, a somewhere in the sky someday judge, One who is out there somewhere but never touching or involving Himself anymore with this world or its people. But Jesus said, I am a close friend. But to many He is that silent Jesus that is up there somewhere.
--Think about it: Would a true friend be by your side and do nothing?
--Would not a real friend be right there, always close, to catch you when you fall, to share in your need, to honor your conversation and requests, to help with your hurts?
THAT FRIEND IS THE JESUS I KNOW!
GOD SPEAKS TO ALL, but the RICH, BUSY, FULL OF OWN TALENT, don't hear nor listen. They believe they can do all of it alone and for self.
Acts 9:10 And there was a certain disciple at Damascus,
named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord.
Sure he was about his own business and yes he knew that Saul/Paul was a persecutor of Christians. But without hesitation or question he said yes to God.
Does God only call when you are in deep prayer or in Sunday Morning Church? We certainly must be about our business but also must:
--keep our mind stayed on Him
--Pray without ceasing
--always be aware & open /active in pursuit of God - readily available.
GOD CALLS AND SOMETIMES WE ARE JUST NOT THERE
A little girl said, "God is BIG - HUGE. I am small. You said that God lives in little me. Shouldn't He show through?
THAT IS A LOT SAID!
Matthew 28:18-19 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
If a rich man said to you, I have big bucks/huge bank account. So go start a business (in other words, all I have I will support you with-go for it.)
Isn't that what Jesus said - I have it all. You use it. Go and get it done.
2 Corinthians 5:17 - Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
God wiped out your wicked sinful past - wiped, blotted it out! So then, why do you keep bringing it up so that it is still your bondage?
TREATMENT ------------------- CURE
Old Testament Sacrifice/ THE BLOOD OF JESUS
Shed Blood Of Animals is CURE for sickness
was A TREATMENT and sin - FULL payment -
(Same as a doctor's FULL payment & atonement
treatment with medicine - COMPLETE CURE
& therapy . All this FOR ALL SIN
controls desease for a ALL THE TIME
time and maintains the
body for a while.
There is nothing that can say, "I have the right to stay in you." There is NOTHING (sickness, sin, etc.) that Jesus did not include in the atonement, His stripes, His sacrifice on the Cross.
The enemy cannot condemn you or force anything on you because there is nothing that Jesus left out of the Covenant. None of these things has any legal hold on you.
-----If the devil could have taken you out he would have already done it. But something/ SOMEBODY stops him from doing what he wants to do!
Trouble is, we wait for the devil to strike, then we defend, & after that we back off & settle down back into our comfortable place. It is like we go back into our place & wait for the next attack. --- What is wrong with your becoming the devil's worse belly ache/with your striking first & hitting again, taking territory for Jesus. We are soldiers of the Cross - not just guards standing still at the door.
REALLY SEE THIS:
If for the born again believer/saint, life is not eternal with God, then its termination would be eventually replacing any reward for responding to God's grace, or for obedience, or keeping the law, of for serving God, thus replacing it with punishment.
--Any decrease or withholding of reward is certainly punishment.
--So, eternal punishment in lake of fire (as Bible confirms that this is true), if it were to be cut short/ended, then than relief would be replacing punishment with reward. Any relief is the same as reward.
--The wages of sin is death - ETERNAL separation from God - not just separation from God for a time. Timed separation or IF timed or limited annihilation would be relief/reward.
"I will repent the last minute when Jesus returns."
Is that possible? ---- It would be ---IF when Jesus comes back this time He would walk the earth & minister, & call sinners as He is doing now. You then could have some time/chance. BUT THAT IS NOT WHAT WILL HAPPEN! Jesus is returning the second time as king & judge. 2 Corinthians 6:2 ... behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. Jesus is ministering now. There might not be any time left.
---B O O M !!!!!!!!!!------
Matthew 24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.1 Corinthians 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
What will you do with the unexpected/ suddenly/ without warning? Will you be able to take care of things in the nick of time? NOT!
Maybe you overlooked this:
In old Israel the priest didn't look over & check out the man who brought the sacrifice but he checked all over the lamb, making sure there was no blemish (because that lamb, looking forward to Jesus and the Cross, had to be perfect). The one bringing the sacrifice was atoned for by faith.
Jesus is the LAMB OF GOD. God doesn't look on the condition of the man coming to the altar (come as you are, scripture says), but God only sees the SPOTLESS LAMB. We are saved by faith in the LAMB/ the SINLESS SON OF GOD Who made the payment on the Cross for us.
Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image...God did that but Adam interrupted what God started in man.Philippians 1:6
Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in
you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: .When you gave your life to Jesus Christ a work was started/restarted in you. God resumed what He initiated with Adam. God is still working again in you to complete what He has started. Only you can interrupt what God is doing in you.
At Niagara Falls there is a river that flows to the Falls. Tourists stroll on the walkways on both sides of that river. Places along the way are not so wide that one cannot wave to a friend on the other shore. Up stream there is an area that is not so rough and visitors do some fishing and relax in small boats, but as it moves toward to falls it gets rougher and the noise of the water is quite loud.
There is a story about several persons who were enjoying a restful day in a small row boat in the calm area. Too much drink or maybe just desire to rest: they all fell asleep in the boat. It began do drift and make its way down toward the falls into the rough noisy area. People on both shores began to shout to warn them as they got closer to the falls. Because the people were too far away and the noise around them the boat was too close, the men never heard.
What does the story teach? World's pretty noise is too close and many are too far away from Jesus Christ. Too busy - too close to the noise - Jesus calls but they never hear.
YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS:
Revelation 20:5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished.
At that time satan will be let loose and cause a quick upset of things.
But Jesus Christ will take care of it all. Shortly after there will be the White Throne Judgment. Born again believers will not be there - we were already judged at the Cross and we will have already stood before the Bema Seat judgment for rewards only. But devil and his will be judged and sentenced here at the Great White Throne.
Final sentences for all: devil & his will be sentenced to everlasting
separation from God-everlasting fire.
Saints will be sentenced to ETERNAL LIFE
WITHOUT ANY CHANCE OF PAROLE !!!!
If The God Whose Word is true and God Who does not lie, said that He would supply all our needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus, why then are you still praying for your needs to be met? We should be just trusting what God said: that it is so/ that it will come to pass as He said, & be thanking Him for it. And this: God is our provider, Scripture says so. At the table we pray God I thank you for this food and God bless what You have provided... Hey, does God provide junk or what would be inferior or harmful to you? What God provided is already blessed & proper & right for you. Think about all this.
Ephesians 2:8-9 8 For by grace are ye
saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
2 Corinthians 12:9 God told Paul, My
grace is sufficient for thee...
There is certainly no question that Word of God tells us that works will not get us to Heaven. We are saved by grace alone. God's grace is sufficient - O YES!
Does grace then remove all need to go into perfection/to grow, to receive what Word & ministry & work of the Holy Spirit will do in our lives/ to come to the fulness of the stature of the Lord Jesus Christ? ---O NO!
Philippians 2:12 Scripture says to: work out your own salvation with
fear and trembling. Yes, we are saved by grace but there is a continuing thing we must do, we must endure to the end as the Scripture says.