Sunday, January 7, 2018

"What is the difference between iniquity, sin, and transgression?" After Reading Jeremiah 16, my eyes were opened to the difference between sin and iniquity.
David speaks these words to the LORD. Psalm 32:5, “I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, ‘I will confess my transgressions to the LORD.”
 Sin means “to miss the mark.” It can refer to doing something against God or against a person (Exodus 10:16) Sin is the general term for anything that “falls short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
Sin leads to a downward progression that, without the restoring power of the Holy Spirit, we will continue in our sinful nature.
Sin If left unchecked, leads to a “reprobate mind,” spoken of in Romans 1:24. Our sin nature causes us to gravitate naturally toward selfishness, envy, and pride, even when we are trying to do good. 
Paul, speaks these words about trying to be good.  “For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out” (Romans 7:18).
The sin nature is about trespassing. As mentioned in the Our Father prayer, “ forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us” We all “cross the line” in thought, word, or attitude many times a day and should be quick to forgive others who do the same (Matthew 6:15).
When we transgress, we choose to intentionally disobey; transgression is willful trespassing. “Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered” 
Iniquity refers to a premeditated choice; to commit iniquity is to continue without repentance. Jesus said, “ depart from me ye workers of iniquity” iniquity and sin are not the same. Micah 2:1 says, “Woe to those who plan iniquity, to those who plot evil on their beds! At morning’s light they carry it out because it is in their power to do it.” 
In David’s psalm of repentance, he cries out to God, saying, “Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin” (Psalm 51:2).
Conclusion; God forgives any sin, trespass, iniquity and transgressions, as long as we repent, turn away from our sinful nature, become a new man in Christ. 
Iniquity left unchecked, will lead to willful sin without fear of God. A cup of iniquity.
Regardless of how  depraved a human heart has become, Jesus’ death on the cross is sufficient in covering all sins.
The only sin God cannot forgive is the final rejection of the Holy Spirit’s drawing to repentance. May you all be blessed by the grace of God. HE wants you to repent and come to HIM, surrendering yourselves and dying to self, setting yourselves free from the bondage you are in. “ To live is Christ, to die is gain” Amen. 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Second Coming. When was it?

This is the day the LORD has made let us rejoice and be glad in it!

The question the disciples asked Jesus was, " what will be the sign of your coming?"

Let's see what Jesus tells them. But before we do that let's ask ourselves a couple questions. Why would the disciples be asking Jesus about HIS coming at that time? Why would they be so concerned IF it was something that was not nigh and at the door. Let's see what scripture says.

Israel had not fallen to the Roman Empire as of yet. But between AD 66-70 the war had begun. Deuteronomy 28:49  The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;

Luke 21:20 20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. The next few verses in Zechariah continue to back this scripture.

Zechariah 14:1-5 Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee

The day of the LORD was coming when?? Luke 21:27 27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

Why was the LORD coming? To judge every man from Adam to the day of his death. Jesus was also coming to raise the righteous.

Folks, man has distorted the minds of those seeking to know truth. The Roman Catholic Church has made more money taking advantage of those who were seeking answers about Jesus. They lied. They MANipulated the followers by telling them of  "second coming" it is a lie. Jesus came when HE said HE would. So many sitting in the pews today are like the Jews. They are waiting for Christ to come.  HE CAME AS HE SAID HE WOULD IN THE CLOUDS OF JUDGMENT!!

The RCC has lied about the Second Coming and Penance and Hell. Please STOP believing these lies. "Come out of her my people, be not partakers of her sins" Rev. 18:4

Deuteronomy 28 says that God would bring a nation against Jerusalem. Rome was that nation that came from the end of the earth. The eagle would swoop down. While watching many biblical movies I noticed that the Roman Empire's symbol was the Eagle. Now I know why.

Many say but the bible has not been preached in the whole world. Let's see what Paul says. Colossians  1:23 23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister

Psalm 19:4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,

Paul then speaks in Hebrews 10:37 these words, "37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry."

Let's get to the coming... What generation would see all these things come to pass including Jesus' second coming? "this generation" Jesus said THIS GENERATION. Not one two thousand years from when Jesus was speaking to HIS generation at that time.

Who is it that will mourn?? The tribes of the earth! Zechariah 12:10-12
10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.12 And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart;

Matthew 25:31 31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

Jesus said, Matthew 16:28 28 Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom. Matthew 24:30 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
To deny that Matthew 16:28 has not yet taken place is to deny that Jesus is reigning in HIS kingdom today.

Let' s look at Matthew 24:3 3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? We have the answer to this passage above.

Hebrews 9:28 28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

Christ reigns TODAY ! Amen . Christ came during the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD in judgment. May you have freedom NOW!

In Jesus,

Friday, March 3, 2017

What Generation saw the Last Days??? What Generation Saw the Second Coming?

This is the day the LORD has made rejoice and be glad in it!!

I have heard many people say, "we are in the last days" and my response is what are the" last days?" The next response from them is,  "the second coming of Christ" 

So I started to read the bible and pray. I asked the Holy Spirit to reveal truth to me. I felt in my spirit truth being revealed through scripture. I ask that you pray on this. I ask that you read the scriptures. I ask lastly, that you have an open mind.

The "last days" according to Jesus, Let's go to Matthew 10:23 23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.

Luke 21:20 20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. Let's skip down... 32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

Before I go on let's look at what Jesus was saying and to who. Jesus was telling HIS disciples that they would not go " over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come"

If Jesus was with the disciples speaking with them, that they will not have "gone over the cities of  Israel, till the Son of man be come?" Then Jesus must have been speaking of HIS second coming to the disciples. Yes?

Let's go on..... Now Jesus goes on to tell those with him that when they see Jerusalem compassed about with armies, that desolation is nigh.

So lets ask ourselves this question. What generation was Jesus speaking to? " This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled"

Matthew 5:17 17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

Jesus has clearly said what generation will witness the end. But it wasn't the end of the earth as many believe it to be.

Let's look quickly at what the LORD  said in Genesis 8:20-22 20 And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.21 And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

"and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for mans sake; neither will I again smite any more the living, as I have done. While the earth remaineth, seedtime, and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."

Lets look at Ecclesiastes 1:4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.

"but the earth abideth for ever."  Here is the question. If the LORD said the earth will abideth for ever. And one generation will passeth away and another one will cometh. Then who was Jesus speaking to about the last days?

It was the Jews of Jesus' generation. Not those 2,000 years later. Luke 21:20 The destruction of Jerusalem was nigh.

Matthew 24:34 34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Matthew 16:28 28 Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

Jesus was telling those of his generation, the people of God that the generation would not pass, " till all these things will be fulfilled" Jesus goes on further by saying, " There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom."

The second coming of Jesus was fulfilled just as Jesus said it would be. Do deny this is to deny that Jesus was raised from the dead and that he is not reigning in his kingdom.

When would the destruction take place? Let's read what Jesus says. Luke 21:6-33

As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?
And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.
10 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.
13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:
15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.
18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
19 In your patience possess ye your souls.
20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
21 Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
25 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;
26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;
30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.
31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.
33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

After reading the above scriptures there were two question I asked myself.  What generation was about to end? What generation was in the last days?

Luke 21:24 24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

We see that Jerusalem would be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. Rome was that Empire that brought destruction to Jerusalem.

Jesus on the Mount of Olives, Matthew 23:36 "All these things shall come upon this generation" On the Mount Jesus said, "I did not come to abolish the law or the prophets, I came to fulfill."

Did Christ come to destroy the world? No. Ask yourself this. Why would God have left the throne and dwelt among men in the flesh and die a brutal death to later destroy the earth? That makes no sense. Jesus said, I come to fulfill not abolish. Jesus came to teach that God was going to change the law.

Matthew 5:19 19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

The Mosaic law was done away with. The Messianic law replaced it. The end was the end of the Old Covenant.

The New Testament was to fulfill the Old Testament. Jesus did that! Luke 24:44 44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Did Jesus not say "it is finished"

I will continue tomorrow with the Second Coming of Christ. When was it? What generation was present?

In Christ,

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Children Of God

This is the day the LORD has made... Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

When do we become children of God? Let's look at scripture.

John 1:12-13King James Version (KJV)12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

What does this mean? God has everything to do with our spiritual new life.

Let's continue. What does it mean to be born of this new spiritual life? Scripture says.

1 John 5:11King James Version (KJV)11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

We know through scripture that flesh and blood does not inherit the kingdom of God. Jesus said, "Unless one is born of water and Spirit ,he cannot enter the kingdom of God"  So it is the Spirit that unites us to the Son of God who is life.

1 John 5:1King James Version (KJV)Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.

"Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God" It is that simple. We are born of God when we believe that Jesus is the Christ born of God. Amen?

When we believe the above scripture we are born again of the Spirit. Which means we are then a child of God. Amen.

Jesus said, "That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit" What is Jesus saying.

We are born of the flesh BUT when we believe that Jesus is born of God we are then made  spiritually alive being born again. Yes?

Let's continue in scripture. John 3:36 King James Version (KJV)36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

Is Jesus telling us how we can have eternal life? HE sure is. By believing on the Son. It's believing on the Son that makes us born again.

Jesus talking with Nicodemus said, "The wind blows where it wishes and you hear it's sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is everyone who is born of the Sprit"

Jesus is comparing the works of God in the Spirit of the newly born again to the way the wind works.
The wind causes different changes as it comes and goes. On a hot summer day the wind can cool the body.  In a storm the wind can uproot trees, cut off power and wreak havoc on the land and sea. We do not see the wind but we see the effects. It is the same as the Spirit in the newly born again.

The new birth is the Holy Spirit. It does not come with observation. Let's go back to scripture.

John 6:63King James Version (KJV)63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

It is the Spirit that gives life. Not the flesh. So our new birth and new life comes only from the Holy Spirit. It is the Spirit that works in us though we cannot see it we know it is there.

The Spirit is free to move it is not constrained by man. We can feel the works of the Spirit but we cannot see HIM. We don't know where it comes from.

Jesus uses this teaching. Mark 4:26-27King James Version (KJV)26 And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;27 And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.

How does the seed spring up in us? The bible says. "Faith comes by hearing and hearing comes by the word of God" So the word is the seed that springs up in us and grows.

I pray this study has helped you. We do not know the works of the wind and we do not know the works of the Spirit. What we do know is when we are born of the Spirit we are now newly born children of God. Amen.

In Jesus name,

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Good Evening and may God bless you all,

 I am reaching out to those who visit this blog all over the world. I am hoping to touch on the hearts of those who can make a difference.

Please pray about this and ask God to lead you as HE has led me. Amen.

The events in the United States are pure examples happening out of ignorance, our of fear, and out of hatred.

This country which once stood on the principles of God stand no more with God but against HIM.

It is because of the immoral acts, senseless acts, and acts against God that this country which was once united is now divided.

Look no further then your own back yard. Better yet... Look in the mirror, there is no better place to start.

I was told as a child, "when you point your finger at someone there are three pointing back at you" Try it you'll see.

We are ALL to blame. Have you judged your heart lately? Please read Psalm 139.

This song I feel has been lost but it's about time we started singing it from the housetops.

 Faith Of Our Fathers

Faith of our fathers, living still,
In spite of dungeon, fire and sword;
O how our hearts beat high with joy
Whenever we hear that glorious Word!

Faith of our fathers, holy faith!
We will be true to thee till death.

Faith of our fathers, we will strive
To win all nations unto Thee;
And through the truth that comes from God,

We all shall then be truly free.

Faith of our fathers, we will love
Both friend and foe in all our strife;
And preach Thee, too, as love knows how
By kindly words and virtuous life.


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Unbelievers

This is the day the LORD has made rejoice. 

When one dies as an unbeliever what does the bible say about where they go?

Today, when an unbeliever dies, he follows the Old Testament unbelievers to the torment side of Hades. At the final judgment, Hades will be emptied before the Great White Throne, where its occupants will be judged prior to entering the lake of fire (Revelation 20:13–15).

Prior to Christ’s resurrection, Hades was divided into two realms: a place of comfort where Lazarus was (Abraham’s bosom or Abraham’s side) and a place of torment where the rich man was (hell). Lazarus’s place of comfort is elsewhere called “paradise” And the two places were divided. But they could see one another. 

This would seem to mean that after ones death, ones fate is sealed.

Who are the unbelieving? Those who do not believe they need a Savior. Those who don't believe that Jesus' death on the cross and the shedding of HIS blood paid their debt. Those who do not repent but have died in their sin. Those who don't believe in Jesus. 

It's a scary thing to read about unbelievers and their fate. Yet, many will spare upsetting the apple cart to tell their loved ones about Jesus. And their eternal fate if they don't come to Jesus.

Folks, you are not saved by knowing of Jesus. Or going to mass. Or reciting the rosary. Or praying to saints. Or Mary. No. Jesus said to be born again you must be born of water and Spirit. This means that you receive the Holy Spirit within you. When you repent, are baptized for the remission of sins and believe that JESUS IS THE TRUTH THE WAY AND THE LIFE. And believe on HIM who was sent. Because we are all sinners in need of a Savior. 

Monday, December 14, 2015

New Jerusalem Spiritual

This is the day the LORD has made rejoice!! 

 We will be continuing in the study on New Jerusalem.  But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. (Rev. 21:22-23) Lets look at Galatians 4:26 " But Jerusalem which is above is free which is the mother of us all. 

 Verse 23 But he who was of the bond woman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. 24 which things are an allegory: but these are the two covenants; the one from Mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. 25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in the bondage of her children. 31So then, brethren we are not children bondwoman , but of the free. 

Verse 26 (emphasis is mine) BUT JERUSALEM WHICH IS ABOVE IS FREE.....
The Jerusalem that is seen now will pass away. The Jerusalem that is above is eternal. This is the New Jerusalem. "But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple." 

 We are not under the Old Covenant but a new and better covenant with a better hope. We are just passing through. On our way to a free New Jerusalem. Amen.

 That New Jerusalem lives in all of Gods children today. We are born again from flesh to Spirit. Amen?
 We must stop looking at The earthly Jerusalem which is nothing more than a geographical area. Why? Because when CHRIST died a New Jerusalem was established. "JERUSALEM WHICH IS ABOVE IS FREE.....

The Kingdom of God truly is within us. The Kingdom of God, the tabernacle of God, will be with the saved nations of the earth. But the new Jerusalem is a living city that is located wherever the saint finds himself as he does the will of God. Christ Himself, the Lamb, is the Throne of the new Jerusalem. The Church, which is His Body, the Bride of the Lamb, is His fullness that fills all in all.

 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, Which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way. (Ephesians 1:22,23) Amen!
Be Blessed in Jesus.