Tuesday, June 21, 2022

What if you've NEVER heard of JESUS?

 

Romans 10:14

King James Version

14 How then shall they call on him 

in whom they have not believed? 

and how shall they believe in him 

of whom they have not heard? 

and how shall they hear without a preacher?


Pretend you don't know a thing about Jesus.

That you live in the boondocks, and honestly don't know a thing about the LORD.

Would that mean you can't be saved?

That you'll burn in the fires of hell?

What chance have you got?

So, I took this little exercise of finding out.

As always, I turn to SPIRIT, and Scripture.

Join me in my little trip to discovery.

Let's take this a step at a time.


GOD is a loving GOD.

A merciful GOD.

He sent JESUS for this primary purpose:

Luke 19:10

King James Version

10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save 

that which was lost.


JESUS, the faithful shepherd, looks for that one, lost soul.

Luke 15:4-6

King James Version

4 What man of you, 

having an hundred sheep,

if he lose one of them, 

doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, 

and go after that which is lost, 

until he find it?

5 And when he hath found it, 

he layeth it on his shoulders, 

rejoicing.

6 And when he cometh home, 

he calleth together his friends and neighbours, 

saying unto them, 

Rejoice with me; 

for I have found my sheep which was lost.


What does "lost" mean?

Romans 8:8

King James Version

8 So then they that are in the flesh 

cannot please God.


Galatians 5:19-21

King James Version

19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, 

which are these

Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, 

emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, 

revellings, and such like: 

of the which I tell you before, 

as I have also told you in time past, 

that they which do such things 

shall not inherit the kingdom of God.


Yeah, but you're alone in the boondocks.

How can you possibly sin?

Romans 3:23

King James Version

23 For all have sinned, 

and come short of the glory of God;


Romans 3:10

King James Version

10 As it is written, 

There is none righteous, 

no, not one:


Isolated as you are, you're still part of the world, aren't you?

Why would GOD forget you?

John 3:16

King James Version

16 For God so loved the world, 

that he gave his only begotten Son, 

that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, 

but have everlasting life.


2 Peter 3:9

King James Version

9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, 

as some men count slackness; 

but is longsuffering to us-ward, 

not willing that any should perish, 

but that all should come to repentance.


If you live in the boondocks, perhaps, you don't want to have anything to do with the world.

You want to live simply, quietly, peacefully.

Might it not be that GOD would eye you for all that?

Psalm 14:2

King James Version

2 The Lord looked down from heaven 

upon the children of men, 

to see if there were any that did understand, 

and seek God.


You're probably not even aware you're seeking GOD.

But the fact you're seeking peace and quiet, means you've got the potential seeds for GOD to come into your life.

But what if you don't know GOD at all?

Well, HE knows you.

Jeremiah 1:5

King James Version

5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; 

and before thou camest forth out of the womb 

I sanctified thee, 

and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.


Okay, okay, you're not a prophet.

But GOD did BREATHE life into you.

Genesis 2:7

King James Version

7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, 

and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; 

and man became a living soul.


You were created in His image, and likeness.

How can He not KNOW you?

Genesis 1:26-27

King James Version

26 And God said, 

Let us make man in our image, 

after our likeness

and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, 

and over the fowl of the air,

 and over the cattle, 

and over all the earth, 

and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27 So God created man in his own image, 

in the image of God created he him; 

male and female created he them.


GOD's got plans for you.

Jeremiah 29:11-13

King James Version

11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, 

saith the Lord, 

thoughts of peace, 

and not of evil, 

to give you an expected end.

12 Then shall ye call upon me, 

and ye shall go and pray unto me, 

and I will hearken unto you.

13 And ye shall seek me, 

and find me, 

when ye shall search for me 

with all your heart.


Further, GOD knows who are HIS.

2 Timothy 2:19

King James Version

19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, 

having this seal, 

The Lord knoweth them that are his

And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ 

depart from iniquity.


And once you are His, He gives you to His Son, JESUS:

John 6:37

King James Version

37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; 

and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.


John 6:39

King James Version

39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, 

that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, 

but should raise it up again at the last day.


You see, you can go up the boondocks, you can shun the world, but GOD won't shun you.

You can hide, but if GOD sets His eyes on you, forget it.

You're His.

Job 34:21

King James Version

21 For his eyes are upon the ways of man, 

and he seeth all his goings.


Proverbs 15:3

King James Version

3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, 

beholding the evil and the good.


Proverbs 5:21

King James Version

21 For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, 

and he pondereth all his goings.


Ephesians 2:10

King James Version

10 For we are his workmanship, 

created in Christ Jesus unto good works, 

which God hath before ordained 

that we should walk in them.


Hebrews 4:13

King James Version

13 Neither is there any creature 

that is not manifest in his sight: 

but all things are naked and opened 

unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.


Admit it.

You've run out of excuses not to love the LORD.

Surrender.


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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

CLEARING the WAY for OTHERS


 Isaiah 57:14

King James Version

14 And shall say, 

Cast ye up, 

cast ye up, 

prepare the way, 

take up the stumblingblock 

out of the way of my people.


As workman, I love taking away roadblocks for you.

What are roadblocks but obstacles put out by the enemy?

He does not want us to know the gospel.

He'd rather, we die in our sins.

Yeah, but that won't be, for JESUS died on the cross for us.

In so doing, the LORD defeated death, and the enemy.

Every day we're alive, is a chance to get right with GOD.

JESUS showed the way.

We are merely to follow the path He already carved for us.

Now that I know GOD's TRUTH, why won't I share with you?

I'm so eager, I got carried away.

SPIRIT and I created 39 blogs and 24 books to share with you.

Methinks it won't stop there.

But then again, I merely follow Spirit's prompts.

We're clearing the rubble of all untruth.

You must know about the SAVIOR, SPIRIT, Scripture, salvation, and sanctification.

Why is it of GREAT urgency?

We are in the last days.

JESUS commanded this:

Mark 1:15

King James Version

15 And saying, 

The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God is at hand: 

repent ye, 

and believe the gospel.


It's hard work, clearing the rubble of untruth.

The world is deep in it.

We don't even need an asteroid to hit us.

By the gravity, and volume of our sins, it's enough to take us off orbit.

But as they say, "Someone's gotta do it."

I was born a workman.

In service to the LORD.

But let me tell you.

It's FUN work -- for we do it for the LORD.

I get my strength from JESUS.

I get my clarity from SPIRIT.

I get my love from GOD.

That's why I've been at it over 30 months now.

SPIRIT guides me, every step of the way.

And I'm enjoying every moment of it.

You are so worth it.


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Friday, May 21, 2021

SELF roadblocks

 

Mark 7:20-23

King James Version

20 And he said, 

That which cometh out of the man, 

that defileth the man.

21 For from within, 

out of the heart of men, 

proceed evil thoughts, 

adulteries, fornications, murders,

22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, 

deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, 

blasphemy, pride, foolishness:

23 All these evil things come from within, 

and defile the man.


Vanity is an abomination to the Lord.

Everything that distracts us from the Lord, is usually vanity.

Our pursuit for beauty, power, glory, wealth, and popularity are not acceptable to the Lord.

It creates sin, division, jealousy, competition, and addiction to what people think.

It keeps our hearts away from God.

We become our own god.

And God does hate idolatry of any sort.


A true follower of Jesus, a born again, only focuses on the will of God.

Everything of the world has been set aside, so we can focus on obeying God.

It's the greatest delight of the born again heart, to serve the Lord.

The sins of the flesh distract us from worshiping the Lord.

All GLORY belong to GOD alone.

Everything we have in this world can be gone in the twinkling of an eye.

Where we're all going, we carry nothing with us.

Here's the apparent truth of it:

Job 1:21

King James Version

21 And said, 

Naked came I out of my mother's womb, 

and naked shall I return thither

the Lord gave, 

and the Lord hath taken away; 

blessed be the name of the Lord.


Ecclesiastes 5:15

King James Version

15 As he came forth of his mother's womb, 

naked shall he return to go as he came, 

and shall take nothing of his labour

which he may carry away in his hand.


1 Timothy 6:7

King James Version

7 For we brought nothing into this world, 

and it is certain we can carry nothing out.


We must focus on God alone, and on what His will is.

All glory really belong to God.

That must be our supreme focus, and not self.


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3 MAJOR roadblock BUSTERS

 


Isaiah 57:13-14

King James Version

13 When thou criest, 

let thy companies deliver thee; 

but the wind shall carry them all away; 

vanity shall take them: 

but he that putteth his trust in me 

shall possess the land, 

and shall inherit my holy mountain;

14 And shall say, 

Cast ye up, 

cast ye up, 

prepare the way, 

take up the stumblingblock 

out of the way of my people.


I think, the SPIRIT of GOD's really cool.

He makes learning easy for me.

After teaching me the 3 MAJOR roadblocks, He now teaches me about His 3 MAJOR roadblock BUSTERS, in the easiest way possible.

He enumerated:

1. Spirit.

2. Scripture.

3. Son.


This is in direct answer to the enemies of God, from the previous article.

Consider the counterparts now:

SPIRIT versus self

SCRIPTURE versus satan

SON versus sin


That's how the Spirit of God teaches me.

In the simplest, and coolest way possible.

And yet, it's meant for ALL of us.

I remain in awe.

And I'm eternally grateful.

Romans 7:25

King James Version

25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God

but with the flesh the law of sin.


The next posts will elaborate how self, satan, and sin become roadblocks in our path to God.


Updated 29 March 2022


3 MAJOR roadblocks

 

Isaiah 59:2

King James Version

2 But your iniquities have separated 

between you and your God, 

and your sins have hid his face from you, 

that he will not hear.


What do you think are the 3 major roadblocks facing us, from being with God?

Spirit simplified it for me.

He said:

1. self

2. satan

3. sin


The fact that satan is in the middle, he becomes link to both self, and sin.

And he works, non-stop.

Especially if you wish to take God's HIGH way.

1 Peter 5:8

King James Version

8 Be sober, 

be vigilant

because your adversary the devil, 

as a roaring lion, 

walketh about, 

seeking whom he may devour:


If it's any small source of comfort, know that all humans are subject to such attacks.

1 Peter 5:9

King James Version

9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, 

knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished 

in your brethren that are in the world.


The hard part is, since this is spiritual warfare, we cannot see our enemy.

Ephesians 6:12

King James Version

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood

but against principalities, 

against powers, 

against the rulers of the darkness of this world, 

against spiritual wickedness in high places.


The spirit of the antichrist has been revealed in this article the Holy Spirit and I wrote today, prior to creating this blog you're reading now.

Consider this walk with Christ, as littered with constant ambush.

To win the supernatural battle, you must put on the ARMOR of GOD.

You must also walk in the Spirit.

Properly armed -- through the Holy Spirit of God -- all evil will flee.

James 4:7

King James Version

7 Submit yourselves therefore to God

Resist the devil, 

and he will flee from you.


The next post will tell you the 3 MAJOR roadblock BUSTERS.


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GOD's HIGHWAY

 

"The way of holiness"

Isaiah 35:8

King James Version

8 And an highway shall be there, 

and a way, 

and it shall be called The way of holiness; 

the unclean shall not pass over it; 

but it shall be for those: 

the wayfaring men, 

though fools, 

shall not err therein.


God's HIGHWAY is the way of holiness.

If we have any sense of respect for God, we would not traverse His highway, unless we are worthy of the Lord.

For it is the HIGH way.

It is Jesus' WAY.

He is the road back to God.

John 14:6

King James Version

6 Jesus saith unto him, 

I am the way, 

the truth, 

and the life: 

no man cometh unto the Father, 

but by me.


We cannot continue as we are, subject to the weaknesses of the flesh.

We must be sanctified by the Lord.

We have all walked that sinful road.

Many times over.

Ephesians 2:2

King James Version

2 Wherein in time past 

ye walked according to the course of this world

according to the prince of the power of the air, 

the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:


We are all carnal.

Subject to the sins of the flesh.

Romans 7:14

King James Version

14 For we know that the law is spiritual: 

but I am carnal, 

sold under sin.


There is no agreement between flesh, and Spirit.

Galatians 5:17

King James Version

17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, 

and the Spirit against the flesh: 

and these are contrary the one to the other

so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.


As pilgrims, we are to make war on the flesh, for it leads to a different highway.

1 Peter 2:11

King James Version

11 Dearly beloved, 

I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, 

abstain from fleshly lusts

which war against the soul;


Lots of disasters occur in such a road taken.

The only hope we have is to walk in the Spirit.

To be driven by the Spirit of God.

Galatians 5:16

King James Version

16 This I say then, 

Walk in the Spirit, 

and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.


The Spirit has unwavering vision, seeing multi-dimensionally.

How can He not?

He created the HIGH way.


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"TAKE AWAY the road blocks"

 

Luke 24:49

King James Version

49 And, behold, 

I send the promise of my Father upon you: 

but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, 

until ye be endued with power from on high.


"TAKE AWAY the road blocks."

That's what Spirit said, a few days ago.

Maybe two days ago.

It was a command.

A mission.

Naturally, I asked the Lord:

"What roadblocks?"

He remained quiet for a couple of days.

So much so, I almost forgot about it.

Then today, as I neared writing the end of an important article, the "answers" came.

From which, I got onto it, pronto!

In fact, I had to write notes on a piece of paper, as I prepared to wrap up that other article.

Such is the way of Spirit.


You pray for an answer.

You wait for an answer.

You act upon the answer.

Spirit waits for no one.

You wait upon Spirit.


Praying to JESUS is the beginning.

But waiting for an answer is the key.

You have to be patient, and wait.

Sometimes, just when you think an answer isn't forthcoming, the answer is already on the way.

At other times, the answer comes when you're on other tasks already.

Oftentimes, there was no prayer, but the prompts came.

Most of the time, in the midst of a prayer, an answer is already given.

God likes surprising His faithful.


He also likes your complete attention.

You see, if you don't work fast -- for SPIRIT is fast -- you lose the "thread".

If I don't pay attention, I'd be mired in those threads.

Fortunately, I'm a delighted follower of Jesus, a believer, a Bible reader, a born again child of God. 

Thus, I'm able to follow the lead of Christ, through His Holy Spirit.

Now, I know what "roadblocks" the Lord means.

Of course, EVERYTHING is based on Scripture.

Let's start checking out the articles then!

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What if you've NEVER heard of JESUS?

  Romans 10:14 King James Version 14 How then shall they call on him  in whom they have not believed?  and how shall they believe in him  of...