“But now we have been *discharged from the law*, having died to that in which we were held; so that *we serve in newness of the spirit*, and not in oldness of the letter” (Rom. 7:6).
“If you are LED BY THE SPIRIT, you are not under the law” (Galatians 5:18).
“The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless (for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God” (Hebrews 7:18-19).
“By calling this covenant “new,” he has made the first one obsolete…” (Hebrews 8:13).
Well, you can call yourself a Baptist and not be born again
A Presbyterian or a Methodist and still die in your sin
You can even be Charismatic shout and dance and jump a pew
But if you hate your brother you won’t be one of The chosen few.
Jesus in Mt. 5:43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, LOVE YOUR ENEMIES, BLESS THOSE WHO CURSE YOU, DO GOOD to those WHO HATE you, and PRAY FOR THOSE WHO MISTREAT YOU and persecute you, 45 THAT YOU MAY BE CHILDREN of your Father who is in heaven.
1 John 3:15 Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
1 John 4:16 … God is love, and remains in God, and God remains in him. 17 In this, , in the day of judgment, because , in this world. 18 There is ; , because fear has punishment. . 19 We love him, because he first loved us. 20 If a man says, “I love God,” and HATES HIS BROTHER, he is a liar; for he who doesn’t love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? 21 This commandment we have from him, that .
Galatians 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are obvious, which are: adultery, sexual immorality, uncleanness, lustfulness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, HATRED, strife, jealousies, outbursts of anger, rivalries, divisions, heresies, 21 envyings, murders, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these; of which I forewarn you, even as I also forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and lusts. 25 If we live by the Spirit, let’s also walk by the Spirit. …
6:7 Don’t be deceived. God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that will he also reap. 8 For he who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption. But he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.
Revelation 21:7-8 HE WHO OVERCOMES SHALL INHERIT all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and *ALL LIARS* shall have their part in the LAKE WHICH BURNS WITH FIRE and brimstone, which is the second death.”
Keith at 6:40: “He’s not your Savior unless He’s your Lord.”
“Once saved, always saved” and “it’s hard to lose one’s salvation” have destroyed America, since so few “Christians” are now real Christians — salt and light.
For THE TIME WILL COME WHEN THEY WILL NOT LISTEN to the sound doctrine, but, having ITCHING EARS, will heap up for themselves TEACHERS AFTER THEIR OWN LUSTS; and WILL TURN THEIR EARS AWAY FROM THE TRUTH, and turn aside to FABLES. (2 Tim. 4:3,4)
The world may be a much different place right now had Keith not died so young.
Dear friends, the reason many professing Christians are deceived is because they don’t want to LISTEN TO JESUS. They don’t want to follow Jesus, they don’t want to read His words and they certainly don’t want to obey these words. Most professing Christians don’t even know what it means to be a Christian. It means to FOLLOW CHRIST. It is all about JESUS and WHAT HE SAID. Yet most don’t want to accept that, they don’t want to follow and obey Jesus Christ, they just want to be ‘saved’.
Jesus said we must be born again of the Spirit of God. To be born again means that we have the Holy Spirit and when we have the Spirit, we belong to Christ, it means that Jesus becomes OUR LORD, He becomes our KING. He is SOVEREIGN OVER OUR LIVES. We are not our own anymore, we are HIS private possession, HIS HOLY TEMPLE WHERE HE LIVES. We also become simple servants for His Kingdom. Yet this is not what ‘Christians’ want to hear today. They want salvation, they don’t want the KING OF SALVATION.
“No man is really saved unless he is in his heart obedient to Christ.” – Charles Spurgeon
“And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him,” – Hebrews 5:9
A lukewarm message may draw many people to your entertainment driven church, but never to the uncompromised Christ.
…no matter how many Scriptures I brought up, even when I bring the salvational words of Christ Himself, even when I mention passages like John 15 that says that “the branch IN CHRIST that will not bear fruit will be cut off and BURNED”, even then, it will not convince the majority of professing Christians who got deceived by that lie.
It is because they WANT to believe the lie….
A GOOD TEST TO SEE IF YOU ARE A FOLLOWER OF JESUS
1- Do you know WHO Jesus Christ TRULY is?
2- Have you ever read the words of Jesus?
3- Did you read the words of Jesus enough that they popup in your mind depending on your daily circumstances?
4- Do you take every thought captive to the words of Jesus throughout your day?
5- If you truly read His words, can you recite 3 verses Jesus said from the top of your head?
6- Do you APPLY the words of Jesus in your life?
7- Are you aware of the presence of the Lord throughout your day?
8- Do you converse with Jesus consistently even if in your mind?
9- If someone mentions Jesus, does that make you uncomfortable?
10- Do you feel ashamed to say that you believe in Jesus to other people?
11- Do you look for opportunities to witness about Jesus to the lost?
12- Do you have a healthy fear of Jesus Christ, the Holy lamb of God?
13- Is Jesus REAL in your life and do you EXPERIENCE His reality?
14- Did you REPENT of your sins and TURN AWAY from them in order to follow Jesus?
15- Are you grieved and become jealous over Jesus when other professing Christians abuse His grace by living in deliberate sin?
16- Are you grieved when you see false prophets, teachers and preachers lead the sheep of Christ astray?
17- Do you care for the sheep of Christ as you care for Jesus Himself?
18- Do you care about the lost and do you want to bring them to Jesus so that they are saved?
19- Are you faithful to Jesus? And do you OBEY Him?
20- Is Jesus Christ your FIRST priority?
21- Are you guided by the Holy Spirit of Christ?
22- Are you ready to forsake every hindrance to your relationship with Christ?
23- Are you ready get rid of bad relationships, bad friends, bad jobs or careers that are preventing you from truly following Jesus?
24- Is Jesus Christ the center of your life or are you yourself the center with Jesus revolving around you?
25- Do you go to Jesus because you love Him or just because you want salvation?
26- Do you TRULY LOVE JESUS AND will you endure with Jesus Christ in Holiness and righteousness until the end of your life?
and may God bless you!
It’s not that suicide is the unpardonable sin, but that there’s no way to repent afterwards. Murderers will not enter. 1 John 3:15 – Marc Roy
With all the chaos that is going on in the world right now, Pastor Francis Chan expresses his concern for believers as times get harder and harder before Christ’s return. God has given the Church warnings about judgement day, and the things that lie ahead. We can stand before the throne of God at any second. The question is, are our hearts ready for that moment? Are our eyes open to truly knowing God like the scriptures say?
6:10 “What I’m most concerned about here in Hong Kong, when I talk to people is the way people talk about salvation compared to what I read in the Bible. There are so many people who feel safe … ‘I prayed the sinner’s prayer and I asked Jesus to come into my heart.'”
Do you know there is no sinner’s prayer in the Bible? Why do you have this confidence? I prayed that prayer too.”
What 1 John really says about how we know we have eternal life.
Paul: “Herein I also practice ALWAYS having a CONSCIENCE VOID OF OFFENSE toward God and MEN.” – Acts 24:16
“No fruit of the Spirit, you’re gone.”
“Joy is the juice.”
35:15 “You could listen to umpteen sermons on the baptism of the Holy Ghost on Christian TV, radio, what have you, you would never hear them say that the primary purpose is to cleanse your heart from inbred sin. It’s gone from the baptism *with the Holy Ghost*, which relates directly to Luke 3 and the cleansing of the fire, of the burning away of the chaff, which is our carnal nature, and now it’s about speaking in tongues. I’m not against speaking in tongues, but….” – David Corrico
39:40 “When you ignore the cleansing of the heart and just go into experience, it’s real easy to see why things are going so wrong in such a huge way in the Pentecostal world.” – David Corrico
Continue reading “(vid) The Vine And The Branches w/David Carrico – “No Fruit, You’re Gone” — “When you ignore the cleansing of the heart and just go into experience, it’s real easy to see why things are going so wrong””
This guy, George, learned some things the hard way, and is now dedicated to telling people the truth about how we must abide in Christ to be “in Christ,” in that overcoming-the-world relationship where peace and joy remains — where we can rest, because we’re not struggling with the flesh anymore. That’s real Christianity. Being born-again is just the start.
– Are you a TRUE WORSHIPPER that God is looking for?
– Do you worship God IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH?
– Are you making sure you have that close and intimate relationship with Jesus?
– Do you TRULY KNOW Him?
– Does He KNOW you?
– Do you discern the voice of the Spirit?
– Do you FOLLOW that voice?
David wrote the best book on who goes to heaven scripturally, and almost no “Christian” bookstores in the USA will carry it (including Anchorage).
Once Saved, Always Saved?: A Study in Perseverance and Inheritance
Michael Fackerell from bird chirping Australia:
Freedom of sin means FREEDOM FROM SLAVERY to sin. We are no longer DOMINATED by sin. I am talking about sin like adultery, fornication, lusting on purpose, deliberate and constant lying, theft, watching pornography, etc.. These are HABITUAL sins that master people and dominate them.
Dear brothers, if we WALK in these sins and if we keep practicing them, MAKE NO MISTAKE, we WILL NOT be saved. Take heed brothers and sisters.
David Pawson has written one of the best books on who goes to heaven: “Once Saved, Always Saved?: A Study in Perseverance and Inheritance”
The majority of Evangelical view is that once someone has accepted Christ as Saviour they are guaranteed salvation. But is it safe to assume that once we are saved, we are saved for always?
David Pawson investigated this through biblical evidence, historical figures such as Augustine, Luther and Wesley, and evangelical assumptions about grace and justification, divine sovereignty and human responsibility. He asks whether something more than being born again is required so that our inheritance is not lost. This book helps us to deicide whether ‘once saved, always saved’ is real assurance or a misleading assumption. The answer will have profound effects on the way we live and disciple others.
ARE YOU READY FOR THE DEVIL’S BEST?
There is one trick up the devil’s sleeve that he got me with many times and he will ALWAYS use against many Christians. He got away with it with Eve in the garden when he tried to convince her with his famous lie: “you shall not surely die”.
He disguises himself as a your friend, someone who care for you, somebody who tells you “you don’t need to suffer or struggle”, “satisfy yourself”, “God loves you”, “HE WILL NOT LET ANYTHING BAD HAPPEN TO YOU”.
He did that from the beginning in the garden and He tried to pull that on Jesus Himself in the wilderness when he said to Him (Luke 4:9-11):
If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, for it is written,
He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you,’
On their hands they will bear you up, (((( LEST YOU STRIKE YOUR FOOT AGAINST A STONE. ))))
The devil wanted to tempt Jesus by telling Him: ‘You are the SON OF GOD, you can do anything you want’, ‘God will not let anything happen to you’. But Jesus called him out.
Sometimes the devil will use the CLOSEST family members to do that to you. They will tell you that “you don’t need to suffer, that you are worried too much about God, that it is ok to satisfy our flesh, it is normal, we are human. God loves you no matter what, He will forgive you”.
Dear brothers and sisters, call him out. Do not believe them. It is the devil trying to tempt you by using the closest to you. He also tried to do that with Jesus:
And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, ((((((( Far be it from you, Lord! THIS SHALL NEVER HAPPEN TO YOU. ))))))) But he turned and said to Peter, ((((((( “GET BEHIND ME, SATAN! ))))))) You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.”
If that is the best trick of the devil, will you take heed dear friends?
What if I told you that it is the trick he is using today with these doctrines you see in your church (Once Saved Always Saved and Pre-tribulation rapture), would you believe me?
What is the fruit of “Once Saved Always Saved”? :
“Don’t worry, you shall not surely die, it is ok to sin a bit sometimes, you are safe, you are already saved, God will forgive you”
What is the fruit of “pre-tribulation rapture”?:
“Don’t worry, you don’t need to suffer for Christ, these things will not happen to you, you will be raptured out of here”
Dear friends, keep your EYES ON JESUS and His words. Keep His words IN YOU and YOU WILL KNOW when the devil is trying to deceive you. By the Spirit of God, we will DISCERN.
May God bless and keep you
16:55 Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small reads John 15 to Donald Trump, who heard the abiding part, and what happens to those who don’t abide, but then Trump talked with the man next to him, missing Jesus’ desire that our joy would be full, when we abide in the Vine, walking in love.
21:43 Trump challenged to love his enemies. His reaction shows he heard and understood the challenge.
24:44 Rick Wiles’ example: loving and forgiving our enemies — ‘no hate.’
29:30 “I’ve seen people needlessly suffer. I’ve seen them go to the grave with their diseases, unwilling to forgive.” – Rick Wiles
“When we refuse to forgive as a Christian, our sins are not forgiven by God the Father. … Forgiveness of others is mandatory, required if you want God to forgive your sins. … If you are unwilling to forgive even one person in this life, your sins that you have committed since you’ve been born-again, your sins aren’t forgiven. Jesus said if you won’t forgive your brother God the Father will not forgive you.”
31:25 “So it’s a sad thing to watch President Trump and Nancy Pelosi sit there at the prayer breakfast fume and steam, and have hatred and bitterness and unforgiveness in their hearts towards each other. It’s sad.”
Best 6-minute summary I’ve ever seen. George nails it!
SHOULD WE FORGIVE IF THEY DON’T REPENT?
Some Christians say that if a brother does not repent, if they don’t come back to say they are sorry, we should not forgive them. They use the passage when Jesus said “Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.” (Matthew 18:15)
Dear brothers and sisters, a true Christian is a dead man to the world. They don’t keep record of wrong, they don’t care about their pride and their ego. They don’t care about being treated unjustly because they are dead to this world.
The passage that speaks about confronting our brother who sins against us in Matthew 18 is about a fellowship setting. If we are in fellowship together as brothers and sisters, we need to brings everything out into the open. We need to rebuke, correct each other but IN LOVE. This is because we need to stay in one accord and to walk together, we need to agree together.
However that doesn’t mean that we should not forgive anyone who has wronged us even if they don’t repent, not only Christians but also unbelievers.
When Jesus was on the cross, He said: FORGIVE THEM because they know not what they do. The people who crucified Him did not repent prior to Jesus saying that. The same with Stephen when he was being stoned, he said: “don’t lay this to their charge”.
There is no place for resentment in the heart of a Christian. We need to forgive everyone and for anything. We need to trust Jesus to deliver righteous judgment when we will stand before Him. He will repay, it is not up to us to repay.
May God bless you