Today I want to talk about how the Lord Jesus Christ is a reality and what the true gospel is. Because there's lots of false gospels but there is one true gospel that saves. And exactly what is this gospel? Exactly what is? Thats what I want to talk about today is what is what is this good news? Why Jesus? Why these things? Why? Well first of all I want to tell you what happened to me was a few years ago, I had fallen away from the Lord. I wasn't dedicating myself to him. When I was very young the Lord showed me that I must follow him, but you know the cares of this life and all the things that carry people away got hold of me and I willfully chose to go off on the wrong path in life. But then the Lord called me back to follow him and to repent of following the world before it was too late. And what happened was I had to repent and seek the Lord for his reality and realise that I did have the live for him now.
Because thats what I wanted to do, I wanted to live for the Lord and enter his kingdom. And so I started to pray and I got my knees and I started to cry out to the Lord: Lord please know me I am in trouble here..you see when you're in the world to get into trouble. You get all kinds of griefs and troubles because of sin and doing what is wrong. And that's what I did, I did many things that were wrong. I just live my life. I was like any person who doesn't know Jesus. Like apostle Paul he just walked around making trouble before he came to Jesus, and that was the same for me. I just walked around making trouble following my own life and having fun in the world. I was in a restaurant last night and I overheard some people talking about the Bible and religion they were saying how it's all just a facade. It's all just a facade they said. It's all just a show and hypocrisy and stupid. There's no reality of the Lord they don't even know him. Well these people speaking don't even know the Lord, they think it's just just a religious book and they think that it's just churches and men taking money of people, scamming their way into the big organisation.
The Catholic church biggest scam on the planet. That's what these unbelievers think about the Lord Jesus Christ and the Bible and all these things, because they don't know the Lord. Now that's why I'm here to tell you about what is the good news and why is this real? You see I did finally call out to the Lord and ask him: Lord please show me the way, please lead me to your kingdom. I cried out because I was in sin I was depressed I was in trouble I was living my own life and I didn't know where to go other than just the world's path. That I knew the world's path didn't have anything good at the end of it. I knew after my achievements they all become nothing anyway, and I knew that there was nothing good at the end of my path even if I achieved the world, because I was chasing success, but even if I achieve the whole world I knew that the end it was just empty and nothing. After all the fanfare had gone away and the fuss had died down I knew I would be just left with myself. And that's the reality of this world dear friends, is that it holds nothing for you, nothing.
Despite all the arguments about religion and whether the bible is true or not or whether God is true or not, at the end of the day, a life devoid of God just living your own way of being an atheist or being an unbeliever or just being religious, it ends with nothing and you die empty, nothing, gone. And I knew because the Lord called me from when I was very young, I knew that I must follow the Lord but I didn't follow him. I went after this empty world. I was chasing success the way of this world. All you people there you know you try and get the best you can be in this world and you think you're doing good but in the end it doesn't give you anything and you die empty. People get to the end of their life and they are empty, they only have memories but nothing concrete. And that's when I cried out to the Lord, I said: Lord I'm ready to dedicate myself to you please know me, please show me the way. It was barely a few months after that the Lord started to show me things. He started to show me that I must repent. He brought me across some other brethren. They showed me the way to Jesus.
And I started to realize the reality of Jesus. You see I never really had the true reality of Jesus before. I did believe but I didn't know what the real good news was what is the good news? Why is there a gospel? What is this gospel? And that's what I began to realise, I suddenly started to realize that I've got to pray the Lord now! I realised that the Lord Jesus Christ is risen is alive and he hears and he speaks. Many people don't know that. They don't think that's true so they don't seek. But I did seek. That very hour the Lord came into my life and he took away my problems straight away. Suddenly I was a new man in my mind and my heart by the power God. I just totally was changed and I had this light and warmth inside of me all of a sudden. Because when the Lord Jesus touches you, it is a reality. Something real happens to you. And you know it. You can't go proving anything to anybody other than the way of your life changes. And that's what happened to me; my life changed and suddenly I wasn't doing my evil. I used to go around and chase after my sports and I used to swear and follow the world and I was just worldly then just suddenly I was couldnt do it!
I just suddenly stopped. I did no longer utter swear words as soon as I got angry. And another was something very possible for me to do because I knew that I was doing wrong when I was wearing and angry at people, and I used to think I should stop! But I couldn't, it just pop out of my mouth. Who can tame the tongue? I've never known a man who is able to do that. I don't care whether you're Einstein or some poor beggar. Without god you tongue just runs away on you and you know it. But suddenly I had control! Now why is that? The power of the cross, Christ Jesus, the Christ, now that's what I want to talk today about this wonderful power of Jesus Christ. The reality of the gospel. Now what is the gospel? The same gospel that apostle Paul was shown from heaven, thats the gospel I bring you today. The same gospel that apostle Peter shared as he walked with the son of God back 200 years ago, the time that God sent the son of God to the earth. It is reality of why I can speak about it today, is because this is what I experienced. And suddenly I was free from sin. Suddenly I had light.
Suddenly the Lord started to speak to my spirit. I got dreams and things at nights like vivid reality dreams showing me things. I got shown how believers go into the fires of trial when they come to the Lord. And that the ones who separate themselves from their wickedness within and just follow the Lord are the ones who go into the kingdom of heaven. And that's what the good news is today, is that there is more than this world that you see and these useless pursuits that you chase after and the empty desires of lust, there's more than that. But that's the good news there's more than that. There isn't just your empty lusts, your empty works that come to an end and then you die. That's not the end. This is the good news I bring today that there's more than that. This is the kingdom of heaven that is a reality that I've experienced. That's what the good news is! Entering the kingdom of heaven! So what is the way to enter the kingdom of heaven? The Jews and had to try and keep the law of Moses to be right before God, but they didn't enter the kingdom of heaven. Who enters the Kingdom? Well the good news of corse is the son of God that was sent to the world. And the reason why he is the good news is because it didn't stop back then in Israel. Jesus Christ was crucified but he also rose from the dead. It didn't stop in Israel. That is what I'm trying to alert you to the fact that the son of God didn't finish in Israel.
Why can I say that? Because today the risen son of man, the risen Jesus set me free from sin when I called out to him. So the gospel is that if you believe on the cross for your sins and you go to the risen Jesus, the Jesus that is real now and he's alive and he hears and he speaks, and he is here in the spirit world, if you go to him you will enter the kingdom of God. And not even God can stop you from entering if you believe on his actions on earth. And what are his actions? He was sent to the world to die for the people sin! So what happened is that he got crucified on the cross willingly and then he gave up his spirit and they laid his body in the tomb and then it's all documented that the apostles saw him again afterwards because he rose from the dead. And I can tell you truly that this same Jesus that rose from the dead back then didn't just disappear. He didn't just become a phantom and is suddenly disappear from the world like a breeze. No! He stayed and everybody who believes on him from that day to this day entered the kingdom when they died, the kingdom of heaven. And that's what I'm talking today about this gospel because it's so important because it's the only way you'll ever have the hope of entering this wonderful kingdom of heaven. Thats the hope is that you must believe on the cross. If you believe on the cross, you have the Lord's word for it that he will accept you into his kingdom!
You have the Lord's word on it, God Almighty, the father in heaven, the son of God is the only way to him. There aren't other Gods. Allah isn't a God because allah didn't send Jesus, so he is fake because there is only one God. The father in heaven. And he sent his son and this same son rose from the dead as he said. And I prove it because I cried out to the son of God Jesus Christ and he set me free from the sins I was in bondage to. He set me free, the son of God did what he said he would do, he set me free from evil, hallelujah! Now how wonderful is that? The son of God is alive! He is the way to the kingdom of God. Life doesn't just end with your emptiness at the end of it. There is more; there is the kingdom of darkness and there's the kingdom of light. For those who believe and they go to the son of God they'll enter the kingdom of light. And that's the good news the gospel is that it IS a reality. It's not just in a book a long time ago, it is actually a reality today. The good news is the just religion of foolish men who make up tales to get more money, it is not that, the kingdom of God is actually reality of setting people free from their sin!
Putting peace into your heart, healing your diseases, setting you free from evil things. That's what the kingdom of God is. It's people who follow Jesus, they become the kingdom of God, and then they'll enter his glory. Jesus said himself he said that I go to prepare a place for you in my father's kingdom, all of those who follow me. He is talking about the followers of him, his people who decide okay I'm going to accept this son of God for myself, I'm going to go seek him, and I'm going to go live for him, and find him for myself because is alive right now. He is listening he hears, he is waiting to give me peace. Jesus said I came to give you a free gift of peace. He said Blessed are those who believe in me but they don't see me. Because remember Jesus isn't here anymore he rose from the dead. But he's here with us in spirit now. So that's why he said blessed are they blessed who believe in me even though they don't see me.
You know that wonderful praise the Lord! We just have to follow Jesus Christ hallelujah! Blessed are they who believed in me when they don't see me. That's what Jesus said that's why he's a reality. Blessed are you who believe in me when you don't see me said the Lord. Now I'm going to tell you about some words of Jesus because as I said earlier I got set free from all my sin, I got peace in my heart and a new way came to my life from Jesus. Because the reality of the Jesus the son of God is is not just a myth. If I went and prayed to allah all-night nothing would've happened. If I went and prayed to some Hindu god or maybe to buddha or something else, nothing would've happened dear friends. You know why I got changed? Because I prayed to the father in heaven of Abraham, the father the creator of this world. I prayed to the father. He helped me and he sent me his son, that's how he helped me. I really needed help I was in trouble. I was in an empty life, I didn't have any hope, I needed help, I needed Jesus Christ but I didn't know him. So all I said when I cried out to the father, I said: father in heaven God Creator help me! Cause he created all things and you know what he did? He sent me to Jesus Christ the son of God.
And that is the good news the gospel that I bring you today; son of God hallelujah! And I want to read to you the words of the son of God, hallelujah! He said to me when I first came to him he said abide in me. He said stay abiding in me, abide in me. That's what he would always say to me because when I abide in him it is the only way he can lead me in the spirit. Now he said in Luke he said: why did you call me Lord Lord and you don't do what I say? He who has my commandments and keeps them it is he who loves me and he who loves me will be loved by my father and I will love him and I will manifest myself to him…. manifest… so you who want to love Jesus and you come to the reality of Jesus then you go and obey him. And Jesus told me to abide in him so that's what I did. I obeyed his command. I started to read about his other commands in the Bible and I started to make sure I obeyed them too. And that's when the Lord started revealing himself to me. Because he said it in the Bible himself as well as today. He said it to me and he also said it here, he said: I will love him the person who follows me and manifest myself to him.. manifest means show, reveal. That's what happened to me is Jesus started to show himself to me just in dreams. And he started to speak to me and show me things. Now listen; Jesus said: if anybody loves me he will keep my word and my father will love him and we will come to him and make our home in him. He who does not love me does not keep my words and the word which you hear is not mine but the father who sent me. I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the father except through me. What Jesus said in John. And that's what the father brought me to when I cried out to him, he brought me to Jesus the son of God! Because he's the only way to the father. And I believed on the cross of Jesus.
And I knew that he had died for my sins at that point. I realized his reality so I accepted the Lord and I decided to obey his commandments because he says that if you love him you got to obeys commands. And I just repented and turned away for my evil and I sought the Lord. And that's how I came to find this new way, the good gospel, the good news. The true gospel. And what else happened to me was this; Jesus said he said: the helper the Holy Spirit will come whom the father sent in my name. He would teach you all things. And then the Holy Spirit was working in me and the Holy Spirit started to teach me about the kingdom of God. The Holy Spirit started to give me wisdom to lead others to the kingdom. You know what? It's a great honor to serve the Lord, it is honour! You want honour in heaven? Then go serve the Lord, it is honour. We are all men same as each other, it is just that the Lord Jesus Christ has blessed us to believe in him. The father in heaven has allowed us to believe in his son, that's an honour.
You'll receive honour in heaven because you believe and because you followed the Lord. That's what you want to do today. You don't want to go on in your empty life that just has no honour. Your empty life it gets to the end of it and there is no gold medal waiting for you for just living, for just doing your responsibilities and raising a family. There is no gold medal for you at the end of that. Those are just responsibilities on the earth but you have a responsibility in heaven today. You have the responsibility of following the Lord. Following Jesus and receiving your honour. That is your responsibility. And so if you take it up and you accept the Lord Jesus today and you go seek him yourself to know him, then you will receive honor in the kingdom of heaven too. Just like the apostles received the honor because they gave everything away and followed the Lord.
They gave away chasing the world. They gave away their fishing career just living for the world. Just living for life. They still supported their family as the Lord gave them ability yes, but they gave away living like a pagan. Even though they were israelites, they didn't know God. They were uneducated and they didn't know the way to the Lord because Jesus had not yet come. But Jesus Christ opened the way to the father. Before Jesus Christ came, all the people who died following the father in heaven the Almighty Creator, all the people who died with repentance in their heart and following the Almighty Creator giving him the glory in their life like Abraham like Moses and like all the Israelites or non Israelites who honoured the creator, they all went to a holding place but not in the kingdom of heaven. They cannot go there because you cannot enter the kingdom unless you are made purified. No man can, we all have sinned.
John 1.18 all men have sinned. Nobody is without sin except the Messiah Jesus Christ. And that's why when they died before Jesus they couldn't go to heaven. They went to a holding place called paradise that was near hell but it wasn't in hell it was near. They could see hell across the divide. But they were in peace and the others in hell were in torment. It wasn't until Jesus Christ finally came to earth as prophesied from the very beginning in Isaiah, Jesus was prophesied, and those were written thousand years before Jesus was even born! It says in Isaiah that the Messiah would come and he would be crucified it says. And as the Scriptures foretold, the Messiah did come! He did get crucified, he did rise from the dead. And what happened was he went and took all those people into the kingdom who die before. Because they died in the hope.
But we no longer have the hope, we have a reality now of Jesus Christ right now. They died with the hope of the of the salvation in the far future because they knew the promise that God was going to deliver the people who believe in him follow him and obey him and love him. He said to Eve at the very beginning: I will the way… and finally the way was made right at the end of time 2000 years ago and now we are at the very end of time right before judgment. But it doesn't matter because we still have the day today of the grace time of Jesus Christ. Anybody who goes to seek him like I did, is going to get peace in their heart. Their sin guilt washed away and they are going to be set free sin. Is not that wonderful?
The father in heaven sent his son to be the guilt offering for sin. You see before that in the temple of God they used to offer the blood of Rams and the blood of bulls as the guilt offering because they had done many sins. And since had to be purified in the way. Because you have to be purified from sin. God can forgive you, but even if it gives you you are still filthy in sin. Just because you forgive the garbage doesn't mean the garbage is going to be clean. So God would forgive them but they still couldn't go to the kingdom because their spirit was dirty. Their spirit was unclean and unclean things cannot enter the wonderful glorious kingdom of God. That is why he sent his son. You see when his son died his death on the cross there was also a spiritual death as well to the old way. And the spiritual cleansing of the spiritual blood (of Jesus) on the spirits of people who turn to Jesus, what happens is their spirits get cleaned by the power of the cross. Don't ask me why the power of the cross, I don't know all I know that's the way the father made.
That's the way the father made. He made your spirit to be cleansed by the power of Jesus Christ when he died on the cross and rose again. And so you will be clean to enter the kingdom. Real clean and you actually feel clean inside and and you feel cleansed. You don't have any more guilt anymore, because the father made the way for the Spirit to be cleansed, through Jesus Christ, the true gospel. That's why I'm here today to tell you about this wonderful gospel of Jesus Christ how I experienced it. And ever since Jesus died and then he rose again and he appeared to his apostles, ever since that day the apostles went around and started to tell people about what they had seen. They saw Jesus die on the cross they saw him again after he had died as many other people had in the day. And they started to tell the people: Look, the father in heaven has made a way to him that you can be changed and into his kingdom. And that the kingdom of God is now on earth. It is no longer at the temple of God in Jerusalem. It's no longer: you go there once a year and have your sins cleansed but you can never go near God and he is all scary. Now you have the grace of his son he sent, his only son, to cleanse you white right where you are. Even if you are just in your own home.
You don't have to go to the temple anymore. You don't have to get circumcised anymore. You don't have to do the offerings of rams and bulls anymore, because the father now has made the way to be clean. And that's what the apostles preached and that's why they were killed or persecuted. Because the religious leaders hate that because they don't have any power anymore. It all rests with the son of God whom they crucified as prophesied. And so what happens, dear friends, is that those who really want to enter the father's kingdom, they must come to the Gospel of truth through his son. Believed in the cross, put your faith in the cross. Because first comes faith. Then comes after faith, love, and then after love comes works. Three things.
So when you have faith in the cross, that's when you get changed. After you changed you have love in your heart. And after that you can then do the works of love and things like that. But first there must be repentance from your sins and then believe in the cross, faith in the cross. The realisation that what I'm saying is true, because when I realized that I went and sought and I found. If Jesus wasn't real I would've been praying all day and all night for year and nothing would've happened. I would still be swearing and still living my own life, and I would still be as lost as I always was. But if Jesus Christ was real and I was crying out to him would not I be changed? Yes! Would not I have peace in my heart suddenly? Yes! Would not I be able to stop my sins? Yes, if he was real would that not happen? Did not happen? It did! That's why I'm here because it happened. It is real it happened to me!
The reality of Jesus Christ is real dear friends. Jesus said: if anybody loves me he will keep my word and I'll reveal myself to him and the father will come and live with him. Hallelujah! So that's why I wanted to speak today about this wonderful gospel of Jesus Christ because it's such a reality that if you go to it you'll be set free from sin too! Get his peace as well. And you'll be able to be an apostle and a disciple for the Lord and receive honor in the kingdom of heaven. There are things you need to do though; you need to stay with the Lord and abide with him. You need to keep turning away from your desires within because there's no great victory without great suffering. You have to hate your life for the kingdom. Those who have been truly changed by the power of the cross will no longer want to live after the ways of this world. However there will be times when you will be tempted to go back, and you'll be tested to see if you really do want the son of God. And you are going to be put into trial. You are going to have flesh desires and things rise up because whats the use dear friends if you are never tested? If you are never tried and true? You can go to heaven but you can never say to the Lord that you really loved him because you never went through testing.
Dear friends you will be tested. You will get desire to go back to the world. Satan will come to harass you if you truly have come to the cross, and that's what happened to me too. I got many trials and temptations and testing and horrible things, because as soon as you become a child of God through the power of Jesus Christ, Satan comes try and get you back to him. To his world of deceit, of darkness and blindness where you just bump along and just die and go to hell without realizing that you even doing that. That's the deception of Satan's world dear friends. It is dark, people who do it are dark inside. But you see those who come to the cross get tested and you have to endure. Jesus has put away all anger. He says put away your evil thoughts. Crucify your desires and follow me. That's what Jesus said, crucify your desires and follow me, deny yourself and follow me. And that's where you get honour in heaven because even you got tested even you got tempted even you had all the trouble coming against you and all these things that you could have gone back to, you still chose to follow the son of God and lay faith in him even though you never saw him.
And that's why you will get honor in heaven dear friend. You will get honour. The greatest honour of actually being outward to be with Jesus Christ on his throne with God! That kind of of honour. I am talking about the reality of being a king in the kingdom of heaven with the King of Kings. That is what Jesus said he said he's going to have places for you. That's why we have to endure and never let the stupid things put you down. And that's what the apostles did; they walked around encouraging their people who followed Jesus telling them to keep away, (from sin), endure, keep your eyes fixed on the prize. That's why there's so many false gospels out there because they want to get people keeping their eyes fixed on the world and they have a believe back in their mind about Jesus but the thing is they no longer follow him.
They will only have shame in heaven shame! They will hang their heads in shame on the judgment. And I don't know what will happen to those people, but I know that they wont have honour. That's why we have to endure dear friends all the way. And that's why I'm here to encourage you because everybody who follows Jesus, is a disciple if they have denied themselves and follow him. And so I'm a disciple of the Lord to and you and also if you deny yourself and follow the Lord. Disciple means follower. So as a disciple I am here to tell you to be encouraged. Encouraged to just stay on top of all temptation, and encouragement to keep turning away from the world because we have a better kingdom we are going to, encouragement to continue to lay your faith in the power of the cross because it's the only thing that will ever save you, nothing else. Encouragement to continue keeping your eyes fixed on the kingdom of God on Jesus Christ and his cross, and following him daily in prayer and living for nothing else.
You go about your daily duties or your mind is fixed on Jesus Christ. You go about everything you do only with the thoughts of the kingdom of heaven and of the cross. That way you can be a light to other people because you don't join them in their evil. You no longer follow the TV and all that nonsense. You no longer follow all the things of this world and its pursuits because your mind is fixed on the kingdom. Now let me tell you something; if your mind isn't fixed on the cross and it isn't fixed on Jesus the Messiah, the risen one, the anointed one, the holy one, if your mind isn't fixed on him, then you can go and follow the world. But when your mind is fixed on him you can't follow the world anymore!
You are completely unable to. You no longer want to just follow all your sport and TV and all that trash. All the evil of the world, drinking, parties, nonsense. And no longer able to do that when you got the reality of Jesus inside your heart, because you know that that's all empty and only leads to the fire. But dear friends that's not what we want to do today. We want to be separate, completely separate unto our Lord. And we got to keep enduring unto the end. Because dear friend he is the only way. He is the good news, the wonderful good news of the kingdom of God. We got to encourage each other on the path until we enter his kingdom to receive our honour. You must not judge anybody, you must not hate on anybody, you must not have no love, you must be following the world, you must not be doing sin, we just got to completely dedicate ourselves to the reality of the cross. If you don't know Jesus today then you got to go seek him until you find him like I did. And then you're able to have the peace, to have a new way inside, have love, crucify your anger, your judgments and desires and follow him in joy and overcome the trials that come your way and overcome Satan by the power of your testimony by the power of your faith!! hallelujah!!...