Thursday, September 12, 2019

"The Best Guide Ever !" (With Video On Current Events And Bible Prophecy) - Inspirational Weekend

[Grand Tetons , Wyoming]

Many of you may travel a lot and, if so, sometimes it is necessary to have a tour guide who can point out things which are a must see, and to warn against any dangerous areas.  A good guide is a must at times.   

Psalm 48:14 speaks of the best guide ever:  

"For this God is our God for ever and ever:  He will be our guide even unto death."

God will be our guide and will conduct us all along through life.  If we are true believers, He will guide us to heaven after our death, or at the Rapture of the Church, whichever comes first for us.  He is not only our guide, but our friend and our protector.  He will do this for those who put their trust in Him.

One commentator has said:  "Man needs nothing more for this life than the confident assurance that he has the eternal God for his guide, and that he will never be left or forsaken by Him in any possible situation in which he may be placed.  If God, by His own hand will lead me safely through the dark valley - that valley which lies at the end of every traveler's path -  I have nothing to fear."

[Banyan Trees Across from Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii]

Dear friends, I know most of you have been through difficult times in your lives; times where there seemed to be no hope and you did not know how to cope; times where you felt lost and abandoned by others.   If you were not a true believer in Jesus during those times, it looked especially depressing, for you did not have a faith that could have helped you cope much better; a faith that gave you hope.

For those of you who have a saving, believing hope in the sacrificial death of Jesus, Who took our place on the cross and bore our sins.... paid our sin debt in full ...  you have a hope of Jesus helping you now, and the hope of soon being with the good Lord in heaven.

"Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of  the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ."  -  Titus 2:13

Believe the Bible ! Jesus' soon return is spoken of in the Bible, which tells us we are in the last moments of the last days if we read Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21.  Only God the Father knows when that day will be that Jesus returns, but Jesus gave us signs so that we would know we were in the season of His return -  found in the before mentioned Bible Chapters.

[Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii]

Remember, God/Jesus will never leave us; and we, by His grace, will never abandon Him.

"Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have; for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee."  -   Hebrews 13:5

Following is an 18 minute video on how the next few weeks could be huge prophetically.

Are you Rapture Ready?

Jesus loves you.

He will return soon to take all true believers to be with Him in heaven.

Don't be left behind to face the horrors and the plagues of the 7 year Tribulation which occurs after the Rapture.

Turn to the Lord now while there is still time.

Admit you are a sinner and in need of a Savior.  (Romans 3:23)

Believe with all your being that Jesus is the Savior and that He can wash away all your sins and declare you saved when you put your full trust and belief in Him.  (John 3:16;  John 14:6)

Call on the name of the Lord and commit your life to Him in full surrender.  (Romans 10:13;  Romans 8:1)

The good Lord made salvation easy to understand; all He asks is that you repent of sin and that you totally surrender your life to Him as you believe in Jesus as the Savior with all of your heart and soul.

Romans 10: 9,10,13 tells us:  (9) "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  (10) For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (13) For whosoever shall  call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

Remember, the good Lord wants all of your heart.  We must look to Him as our guide and follow in Jesus' footsteps as best we can.  If you do so, your life journey on this earth will more joyful and full of His grace; and will take you to your journey to heaven.

Have a blessed and Christ centered weekend..... and life !!

Friday, September 6, 2019

"There Is An Expiration Date!" (With Video by Adrian Rogers) - Inspirational Weekend

[Diamond Head Beach and Lighthouse, Oahu, Hawaii]

Most of us are aware that Christians have applied a lighthouse as a symbol of Jesus Christ,  Who is our guiding light.   We are now living in the Age of Grace, or the Church Age.  For that, there is an expiration date !   And it will expire very soon !

For Christians, be Rapture ready!  Be occupied with the Lord's work and sharing the Gospel -  the life and teachings of Jesus and His deity, and His death, burial, and resurrection.   Because He took on all of our sins at the Cross, and shed His blood so that we might be washed clean when we put our faith in Him and believe He is the Savior, the way to heaven.

"Jesus saith unto him,  I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me."  -    John 14:6

"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."    -  John 3:16

Please read Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21 .   There it mentions various signs that would occur during the end times.   You will discern that many of these signs are occurring right now, proving that Jesus will return soon to rapture true believers to be in heaven with Him.   Never before have all of these signs converged at one time like they are right now.  Even children can recognize this is an evil world, corrupt and chaotic.  

"Woe unto them  that call evil good, and good evil;  that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter !"   -   Isaiah 5:20

The above verse in Isaiah aptly describes today's world, where evil insists that we accept the world's views on various things and lifestyles, and which the world claims is okay despite what the Bible clearly admonishes us against.

Yes, as many of you realize, we are living in the last moments of the last days.   I have written much about this on this blog.  Following is a previous article of mine which tells of the days of Noah, the giants, the origin of demons, and the altering of DNA in humans (and animals) which helps us to realize that we are living in the last days.... the last moments of the church age, when Jesus will return soon to take believers to heaven.  The 8-27-2019 article mentioned explains how the age we live in now is truly like the days of Noah, and ripe for God's intervention and first for Jesus to rapture true believers to heaven before the judgments and plagues and wrath poured out on those unsaved people during the 7 year Tribulation. 

"But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."        Jesus at Matthew 24:37

My computer is acting up again,  and will not allow me to link to the article mentioned above.   Just scroll down to my previous post on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, and you may read it there.

[Rainbow at Waimea Bay, Oahu, Hawaii]

Whenever I see a rainbow, I am reminded of God's many promises.  He has promised a glorious future for true believers in His Son, Jesus Christ, the Savior.

Following is a 40 minute sermon on the Rapture by Adrian Rogers, who has gone on now to be in heaven with the good Lord.  He states in this sermon that the world is on a collision course with destiny.

Yes, there is an expiration date approaching for this wicked world.  Be ever mindful of and faithful to the good Lord in our minds and hearts and speech and actions.   Live totally surrendered to Him and seek to do His will always.   

A. W. Tozer has said, "A satisfactory spiritual life will begin with a complete change in relation between God and the sinner; not a judicial change merely, but a conscious and experienced change affecting the sinner's whole nature.  The atonement in Jesus' blood makes such a change judicially possible and the working of the Holy Spirit makes it emotionally satisfying."

Unbelievers, now is the time to get right with the good Lord and surrender your life to Jesus; believe in Him as the Savior, and you will be sealed by the Holy Spirit as a child of God forever.

Ephesians 1:13 tells us, "In whom ye also trusted, after that we heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation:  in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, "

Romans 10:9,10,13 tells us,  (9)  "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus ,  and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  (10) For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.  (13) For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

Have blessed and Christ centered weekend..... and life !!

(note: sometimes at the top of my blog, it says "Not Secure".   I have corrected that only to have it revert back to the same message.  This blog IS secure.   It could be just a glitch as my computer has been acting up a lot lately.)

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Altering The DNA of Super Soldiers and Those Who Take The Mark Of The Beast

[Koolau Mountains, Oahu, Hawaii]

The subjects of this article concern things I have known about for years, but never wrote about previously.   One thing that is fairly new to me is the fact that the military of some countries are trying to produce "Super Soldiers."   That includes America.   For one thing, they will put a "chip" in the head of a soldier, and that in turn will alter his DNA to enable him to fight longer and generally enhance his capabilities to endure much and yet continue to fight, even when wounded and in pain.   There is more to it than that.  By altering a soldier's DNA , he will only be part human.  It will affect his very soul or the lack of it, as a consequence.   You can Google more information and search on You Tube for more information.  I had intended to share a video here on super soldiers,  but it would not pull up when I searched for it.

For anyone in the military or anyone who has a family member in the military, you must warn them not to take any enhancement; no chip that altars their DNA.   There are many Christian soldiers that need to beware of this technology and to avoid it at all costs.

What does this have to do with the Bible and end time prophecies?  A lot !

"But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.  For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark.  And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."      -                   Jesus at Matthew 24:37-39

Let us go to Genesis 6:1-6,  (1)  "And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, (2) that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose."     (These sons of God were angels, fallen angels;  the offspring of these angels and human women  were the giants of old... of which ancient Greek mythology speaks of.   At the flood, these giants' bodies were destroyed, but their spirits were the demons spoken of in the Bible and which plague mankind today).
Genesis 6:3 continues: " And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.  (4) There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that when the sons of God  came in unto the daughters of men, and bare children to them, the same became the men which were of old, men of renown.  (5) And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. (6) And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him at His heart."
[North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii]

To try to sum up some things, these evil offspring, these giants, had no soul.  Their fathers, the fallen angels, taught mankind forbidden things, and how to make weapons, and things that were occult, and much more.   You can find much information about this in the book of Enoch (which I do not have and I do not recommend it, either).  Another ancient book is the book of Jasher which is mentioned at  Joshua 10:13 and 2 Samuel 1:18.   This book of Jasher supposedly speaks of DNA mixing of species that provoked the Lord to anger.  This DNA mixing of species is going on today.  There are many animal/human hybrids in existence today.... and not just embryos, but full grown entities.

(This is an update on the Book of Jasher.   The original book that the Holy Bible mentions has never been found.  All we know about the book of Jasher is found at the verses above in Joshua and 2 Samuel.   There have been two counterfeit books written much later than Biblical times which have gone by the title "The Book of Jasher". My previous sources of information must have been in error, that is , if the following 10 minute video is correct.)   I tend to believe the content of the video below.   Let us just rely on the Bible, God's Holy Word.   His word is truth and life !

The devil is trying to ruin man's soul, his spiritual connection to the heavenly Father.  If a person is part human, part animal, he is doomed to hell.   The devil tried to corrupt humankind to destroy the possibility of Jesus being born.....(Jesus would need to have a perfect human DNA with also being God as well).   So the enemy, the devil, attempted to corrupt all human DNA in order to make it impossible for a Savior to be born.  (See Genesis 3:15 which follows.)  God came to the rescue to make sure Jesus was born in His due time.

"And I will put enmity between thee [satan] and the woman, and between thy seed  and her seed; it shall bruise thy head and thou shalt bruise His heel."    -    Genesis 3:15

I will not go into more detail about Noah's day except to say that Noah and his family saved from the flood in the ark had perfect human geneology, uncorrupted by satan's "seed".  They were totally and completely human, with no DNA corruption and no giant ancestry.

"These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God."   -  Genesis 6:9   (Note the  statement:  "perfect in his generations.")

From this information, you can see there was more to the reason than the fact that mankind was evil as to why God destroyed the earth with the flood.  It was necessary because the majority of humankind was corrupted and was not totally human anymore.  The good Lord showed much mercy by sparing Noah and his family and keeping them safe and alive in the ark while the rest of the entities on earth were destroyed.   God started over again where humans were concerned.  The earth was, of course, not totally destroyed.

So you can plainly see from the above that Jesus will return soon to rapture true believers from this wicked world.  It truly is "as in the days of Noah" right now, as Jesus warned us at Matthew 24:37.  Not to mention the now occurring convergence of many other prophetic signs of the last days spoken of in Mark 13, Luke 21, and Matthew 24.

Today, the devil is still at his old evil tricks.   Many scholars and even scientist, believe that the Mark of the beast spoken of in Revelation 13 will somehow change the person's DNA, making him unable to worship God and dooming him to hell.   If one takes the Mark of the Beast (the "beast" being the antichrist), he loses his soul.

Following is a 60 minute video titled "Will the Mark of the Beast change your DNA?"   The speaker gives his own opinions in some of this lecture, so it may not all be accurate, but there is still plenty of relevant truth in this video, and backed by other's opinions who are authorities on this subject. 

It is time to warn unsaved loved ones to turn to Jesus now in repentance and in heartfelt belief that Christ is the only way to God the Father, the only way to heaven and salvation.

Tell them Jesus is coming soon and that He will only rapture true born again believers.   Please surrender to Christ and put your faith and belief in Him before it is too late...... before the Rapture and before the horrific and unthinkable wrath of the 7 year Tribulation.

Tell them to admit that they are a sinner and in need of a Savior.

Tell them to believe in Jesus Christ as the Savior, and that His shed blood at Calvary can wash them white as snow; cleanse them of their sins and wipe the slate clean.

Tell them to call on the name of Jesus and to commit their lives to Him.

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by Me."   -      John 14:6

"Jesus said unto her,  I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:  And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die.  Believest thou this?"     -   John 11:25-26

"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."    -    John 3:16


Friday, August 23, 2019

"Hang In There!" (With Video on Endurance and a Video on the Rapture of the Church) - Inspirational Weekend

[Internet Photograph]

This blog has mentioned many times about the chaotic and dangerous times we live in now.  We definitely need to "hang in there" and have endurance to cope with the stress of this evil world, and wondering if a catastrophe like a nuclear war or an economic collapse or such-like could occur any time soon.   The world is in an uproar, not knowing the way out.  

"And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring.   Men's hearts failing them in fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken."   -   Jesus at Luke 21:25-26

If you are a true Christian  that reads the Bible daily and that has a strong, personal. close, and intimate relationship with the good Lord, you realize that there is hope for you and that soon Jesus will return to rapture you to heaven before things get worse.... before the dreaded 7 year Tribulation period of God's wrath upon the wicked occurs.

Following is another video by Chad Thomas in which he clearly explains the Rapture of the church and the revealing of the antichrist.   I have written much previously on this blog about the things he discusses,  but I thought a video would be refreshing for you; plus, it will be beneficial for any first time viewers here.

There are many first time viewers to this blog, and also many who are not saved; who have not been born again; and many who never read the Bible.   I am quoting below a familiar verse to many Christians..... a verse that gives us hope and something to look forward to:  a rescue from this wicked world and a trip to heaven.

"For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the  voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ  shall rise first:  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord."   -   1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

(See also 1 Corinthians 15:51-53)

[North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii]

Titus 2:13 says: "Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ."

God's Holy Word, the Bible, gives us many encouraging verses to help us to "hang in there."   Another benefit of daily Bible reading (and prayer) is you draw ever closer to the good Lord, and as time goes on you learn to love Him more and more, as well as the fact that your faith in Him will also increase.  

The Bible gives us much encouragement and helps us to endure trials and hardships.   Following is a 34 minute sermon by deceased Pastor Adrian Rogers on the topic of "Learning To Endure".

In the sermon above, Pastor Rogers gives us five truths learned from tests and trials:  enjoyment, enlargement, enlightenment, enthronement, enrichment.  He explains and gives Scriptures pertaining to these five truths.   He has nothing to say in his sermon about end time events or prophecies, but I felt it relevant to our times just the same.

Learn to trust and have faith in God and Jesus, and you will be helped and encouraged beyond what you could ever expect or hope for.   The good Lord will help you to endure.

Romans 10:9,10,13 tells us:  (9) "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (10) For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.  (13)  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

Hang in there!

Jesus loves you!

If you are born again, you have a wonderful future in heaven.

Keep looking up !

Keep watching!

Have a blessed and Christ centered weekend ...  and life !

Thursday, August 15, 2019

"Guard Your Heart" (With Video on End Times and Salvation) - Inspirational Weekend

[Turtle Island Seen From Kailua Beach, Oahu, Hawaii]

Not every desire of your heart is from God !

"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked:  who can know it?"  -  Jeremiah 17:9

We all know what deceitful means, but I looked it up just the same in Websters 1828 dictionary where it tells us:  "Deceitful means to  tend to mislead, deceive, or ensnare;  full of deceit, trickish, fraudulent or cheating."

We cannot trust our own hearts, for it tends to lie to us or sugar-coat a forbidden practice or a forbidden love.   We tend to let our desires dictate to us what our actions are.   Sometimes our motives are not even clear to ourselves.   That is why we need to go to the good Lord in faith and trust and pray about every situation where our hearts seem to be contrary to His will.   We actually need to pray to God about everything.

If we are constantly in prayer and in God's Holy Word, we will develop a close, personal, intimate love relationship with the Creator, and that in turn will keep our heart focused on spiritual things and we therefore will be less likely to be deceived by the devil's wiles and trickery.  We will find that we are strong when we rely on God and Jesus.

"I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me."   -    Philippians 4:13

"With God all things are possible" -   Matthew 19:26 b

Many years ago, when I was experiencing extreme hardship and even trauma, the above two Scriptures gave me hope and endurance.

Another problem is that our hearts tend to listen to people's opinions and we go by that instead of listening for and seeking God's guidance. 

Jeremiah 17:5 tells us:  "Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD."  

Notice in Jeremiah 17:9 it also says that the heart is "desperately wicked".   In other words, the heart is wretched, or feeble; distressed beyond all things, in consequence of the wickedness that is in it.  One commentator has this to say:  "I am quite of Mr. Parkhust's opinion that this word  (wicked) is here badly  translated -  as anash is never used in Scripture to denote wickedness of any kind.  My old MS Bible translates thus:  "Schrewid is the herte of a man: and unserchable: who schal knoweth it."

[Hawaiian Moorhens at Hamakua Marsh, Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii]

We all have this problem called sin.  It is our nature to sin.  Please read Romans 7:18-20.  Actually, I will quote those verses here:

(18)  "For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.  (19)  For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.  (20) Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me."   

What to do then?  We Christians know the answer to that question:  turn to the good Lord in repentance and prayer and ask for forgiveness.  Be humble and consult the Holy Word, which is the lamp of God which will give us Light in searching the Scriptures.  His word will settle into the recesses of the heart, with the good Lord's assistance.

The cure of sin is twofold; its guilt is washed away in the blood of Christ, and its power is broken down by the Holy Spirit.  

You must learn to hate your own sin, as well as those sins of others.
Too often we are quick to point an accusing finger at the mistakes of others, but cannot or will not acknowledge that we are just as guilty in our own "pet" sins.   John Newton, who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace" , had this to say: "Thus I judge of my heart that it is very deep and dark, and full of envy; but as to particulars, I know not one of a thousand."

Satan the devil knows his time left is very short.  He is trying as hard as he can to deceive and trick us into sin.  But we have Jesus to save us and guide us.   Remember, we are living in the last moments of the end times.   Bible prophecy and its precursors are happening right now.   We live in the shadows cast by the soon to occur prophesied 7 year Tribulation period, the beginning stages of which are already happening now.......   If the Tribulation is that close, guess how close the Rapture of the Church must be, when Jesus Christ comes to take true believers to heaven so they do not suffer the wrath of God during the Trib. period.  

Following is a video which discusses these end times, and also the importance of salvation NOW before it is too late and you are left behind during the Tribulation period.   It is a 26 minute video that is very enlightening and I pray that you watch it all. 

In the above video, he tells us that it is not about religion.  Religion says "do".... it is all about works.   Salvation is about a relationship with Jesus.  Jesus' death at Calvary says all is "done".  Just have faith and belief in Him as the Messiah and believe in His resurrection and you are saved.... sealed as a child of God forever.

Romans 10: 9,10,13 tells us (9) "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (10) For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.  (13) For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

Keep looking up!

Keep watching!

We fly soon!

Have a blessed and Christ centered weekend..... and life !!

Thursday, August 8, 2019

"The Safest Place To Be" - (With Video Sermon by Charles Spurgeon) - Inspirational Weekend

[Country Scene, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii]

The scene above is tranquil.  The horses are calm and content, and all is safe.   

Webster's 1828 dictionary tells us that "a tranquil mind is essential to happiness."  In today's chaotic world, tranquility can be like an impossible dream.   

But God.  

If you have a close, intimate, personal love relationship with God through Jesus Christ, it is possible to be calm and at peace.

"Thou will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee."  -  Isaiah 26:3

"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you:  not as the world giveth, give I unto you.  Let not your heart be troubled,  neither let it be afraid."   -  Jesus at John 14:27

Following is a short sermon clip by Charles Spurgeon on "The Safest Place" :

In the above sermon, Spurgeon draws on John 10:28.  Following is John 10:28-29:

(28) "And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand.  (29)  My Father, which gave them Me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of My Father's hand."

Talk about security and safety!   What better place to be than in God's and Jesus' hands!  That is true only if you are a born again true believer in Jesus, and that you have cultivated a close and personal love relationship with Him and God.   

You draw close to the good Lord and develop a strong relationship with Him when you pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17) and are constantly devouring God's Holy Word.  It is in that way that you come to a greater knowledge of Him and Jesus, and learn to love Him more and more.   As you appreciate His attributes and learn more about Him and His great love, you will become more aware of His presence and His guidance in your life.   You will feel safe and secure "in His hand."  Even if someone takes your life, or you die of natural causes, you will still be "in His hand"  -  only in heaven after death.  What a glorious promise and a grand hope !

If you are a true believer in Jesus as the Savior,  no one can "pluck" you out of His hand or out of the Father's hand.  No man, no devil can tear you from the Lord's hand and heart.

[Famous Old Tree, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii]

In verse 29 of John 10, it says,  "My Father is greater than all."   Adam Clarke in his commentary tells us :  "More
powerful than all the united energies of men and demons.  He who loves God must be happy; and he who fears Him need fear nothing on this side of eternity."

In other words, there is no power in man or devils to defeat the purpose of the Redeemer to save His people.  We can discern our safety if we truly, humbly, and daily commit ourselves  to God and Jesus. Our perseverance is the only way we can have evidence that we are His people.  

[Hanalei  Taro Fields, Island of Kauai, Hawaii]

"I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep; For Thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety."  -  Psalm 4:8

"The fear of man bringeth a snare:  But whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe."  -  Proverbs 29:25

It is evident that the above Scriptures point to faith in Jesus as the only solution....the way to eternal life and peace and safety.  We are living in the last moments of the last days.  Jesus will return very soon to rapture His Bride, true believers, to be with Him in heaven.  Will you be among those taken up to meet Him in the clouds?

To be rapture ready means that you have repented of your sins and that you have been born again..... a spiritual rebirth, by believing in Jesus as the only way to heaven and to God the Father.  Jesus died a cruel death so that we, if we but have faith and belief in Him, could gain eternal life.   He was our substitute on the cross; He paid the price for our sins.  He is our Redeemer.

"Jesus saith unto him,  I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father ,  but by Me."   John 14:6

"Jesus answered and said unto him,  Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."  -   John 3:3

"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."   -  Jesus at John 3:16

The good Lord did not make salvation difficult.  The above verses make it clear that it requires faith in Jesus as the Savior.

Won't you turn to the Lord in faith now?

He is waiting for you with open arms of love and forgiveness.

Following is a song on John 10:27, 28 :

"Anything that endures for a shorter time than the soul does  is incapable of satisfying the soul."  - Dr. Ravi  Zacharias

"We choose daily to surrender our will, our emotions and all we are to Jesus and follow Him.  It is not denial of self of things, it is putting Jesus at the center and the core of the heart of all your decisions and walking in that every day."  -  Dr. Charles Stanley

Have a blessed and Christ centered weekend...... and life!!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

"Are You Afraid Of The Judgment Seat Of Christ?" (Two Videos - One of Sermon by Leonard Ravenhill) - Inspirational Weekend

[Shark's Cove, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii]

"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad."  -   2 Corinthians 5:10

Some call it the "Bema" Seat of Christ.  Most of us are more familiar with just the term Judgment Seat of Christ.  The term Bema comes from way back in Biblical times at the  Olympics then, where a judge  sat on what they called the Bema seat at the finish line of the races.  The judge would determine who came in first or second, and on down the line, and then give out the rewards accordingly.  It is a fitting example of when we face our Judge at the end of our life or right after the Rapture of true believers, when we receive our reward (or not) from the good Lord.  

If you are a born again true believer in the ransom sacrifice of Jesus Christ and believe in and follow Him, there is no reason to be afraid of this judgment.   It is a time for Christians to receive their rewards.  It does not determine salvation; which was accomplished and determined by Christ's sacrifice on our behalf on the cross at Calvary and our faith in Him.  (John 3:16).

It is the Great White Throne Judgment of unrepentant sinners at the end of all things that wicked men should fear.  Please read about this Judgment at Revelation 20:11-15.  

Revelation 20:15 says, "And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."

The following  by is excellent information on this subject.  Host Gary Stearman interviews Sam Hoyt, an author who has written on the Judgment Seat of Christ.

I listen to pastors on line and watch their videos, and the ones that appeal to me most are the ones who are not afraid to "tell it like it is".  True doctrine, even if it hurts in its bluntness in order to correct a life gone astray.  One major problem in most churches today is watered down sermons, with no depth and no motivation for anyone to commit their lives in full surrender to the good Lord.  In other words, a watered down gospel to appeal to the masses and "tickle their ears"  -  giving the people what they want to hear instead of what the Holy Word of God admonishes us to do; what kind of life we should be living.   A holy and dedicated life to God and Jesus.  If my articles on this blog seem harsh sometimes, particularly where worldly professing Christians are concerned, it is because I belong to the school of telling it like it is, wheretheWord of God is concerned.  Its done out of love - tough love - so that no one loses their souls.  Many Christians do not read their Bibles and do not realize how God hates for us to be worldly.  (James 4:4)

If you are a true, born again believer in Jesus Christ the Savior, you cannot lose your soul  because the moment you believe in Him, you are sealed forever as a child of God.   But there are many who are not truly saved who profess to be Christians;  they think, perhaps, that just a head knowledge  (purely an intellectual concept) of Jesus will be all that is needed to get to heaven.  So they are worldly, and many do not know any better.   We need to mentor them and help them to a right relationship with the Lord. 

I took a long and winded way to introduce the next video by Leonard Ravenhill, a pastor who passed away in 1994.  He was from Britain and moved to the United States in 1950.  Ravenhill told the truth of God's Word with passion and accuracy and he did not water down the Holy Word. Here is a 12 minute sermon clip by him on the Judgment Seat of Christ.

Here are some quotes by Ravenhill:

"There are only two kinds of persons: those dead in sin and those dead to sin."

"No man is greater than his prayer life."

"I doubt that more than two percent of professing Christians in the United States are truly born again."

"A man who is intimate with God is not intimidated by man."

[Just a note here, my computer is acting up and will not let me correct errors    -  it especially will not let me separate words that are run together.  I apologize if it is distracting.]

Talking about the Judgment Seat of Christ at this time is very appropriate because Jesus will return very soon to rapture true Christians to heaven to be with Him for all eternity.  

Are you Rapture ready?  

To be ready for the Lord's return, you need to be a born again believer in the sacrifice of Christ at Calvary.  

You need to admit that you are a sinner and in need of a Savior.

You need to believe in Jesus with all of your heart and mind and soul; that He truly is the Savior of all who put their faith and trust in Him.

You need to call on the name of the Lord and commit your life to him.

Romans 10:9,10, 13 tells us  (9) "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God  hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (10)For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (13) For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

Have a blessed and Christ centered weekend....... and life !!