Sunday, March 31, 2013

NO PERSONAL HOLINESS NO RAPTURE NO HEAVEN

Holiness is a separation from worldliness. Holiness is being holy in your actions. Luke-warmness is the opposite of holiness. Lukewarmness is apathy towards holiness; a lack of seriousness towards everyday personal holiness. Holiness is things we do in our personal life. It is not how we preach. We can preach and talk about Jesus in many church meetings or on the Internet or meetings wherever we want to. You will be judged on your actions in your heart. On how you act towards people and how you act towards the Lord, on how you seek to love him and serve him. You'll be judged on whether you have pride or where you do things out of love for the Lord. You will be judged on your actions. An apathy towards holiness is lukewarmness. People who are lukewarm towards Jesus and apathetic towards holiness, which means that they're not striving to get into the narrow gate, they are going to be left out on the outside of the narrow gate to heaven. They are going to be like the foolish bridesmaids who got left out of the wedding feast of the Lamb. That is why personal holiness is so very important. If you really want to make it into that narrow gate into the kingdom of heaven, into the rapture, you have to have personal holiness. You have to be striving to enter into that narrow gate. You have to be serious about doing whatever it takes for you to make it in. you have to be serious about the words of Jesus when he said strive to enter through the narrow gate and where he said the you must be perfect as the Heavenly Father is. Because we all know that without holiness and without a pure heart we can't see God.

And Jesus himself says that unless you become like a child you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. And so that is why we must seek to have a purer heart. To have personal holiness and to strive to enter the narrow gate and not get left out, we got to strive in prayer before the Lord and pray and be serious about every action we do and choose to do. We've got to start taking responsibility of our thoughts and our actions and our intentions and start bringing them to the will of God. We got to start bringing our things towards Jesus that we need to get out and have him help us put these things out and become pure; purified by his blood. But he is not going to purify you if you're lukewarm and apathetic towards holiness. If you are one of these Christians who says, “I'm saved and sealed but you know I will sin every day”. If you are like that Jesus isn't going to wash you clean because you're just not serious and you are apathetic towards your own personal holiness. You're not willing to accept that Jesus said that everything sin must go and to pluck it out for it's better to do so than end up in hell. You would heed the words of Jesus where he says all your idle words will condemn or acquit you on the last day so in other words you will not be apathetic towards holiness but very serious and dedicated, clinging to the narrow way that you may enter through the narrow gate at all costs.

It means that you are constantly evaluate yourself. You're constantly evaluating how you act daily hourly. In situations where you fall you make up how you are not going to do it again in repentance before the Lord. You spend your time in prayer, because holiness is the opposite of worldliness. You don't go and chase sports and watch the TV and have fun in the world and chase after all your desires all these things because if you do that you're lukewarm and Jesus will spit you out of his mouth even you say you're saved and sealed in believing in Jesus. It is not going to help you get into the narrow way if you yourself are not serious about holiness. Because if you're serious about holiness then you would go and your time abiding in Jesus Christ in prayer because you know that without Jesus abiding in you and you abiding in him you can't bear good fruit. And so if you can't bear good fruit, how are you going to enter the kingdom if you don't abide with the Lord? So that is why I warn you today dear friend that you must be holy. You must pursue holiness.

You must dedicate prayer to the Lord. You must spend your time striving to enter that narrow way, because many are going to try but so few are going to get through. So we got to make it our mission, your mission, to get through the narrow gate. Think about your personal holiness everyday. What area of your life do you need to hand over to the Lord today? What do you need to put out? That all goes for me too. And so we have to be serious about our personal holiness today before God and don't make excuses for even one single sin, one single disobedience, and following the world. Remember worldliness is the opposite of holiness. To be holy means you separate from the ways of this fallen generation. Are you ready to do that? Are you going to get through the narrow gate? Or are you going to be found out on the outside......

Saturday, March 30, 2013

GOSPEL OF CHRIST FOR PEOPLE

So dear friends today I want to talk about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, his gospel. And I was praying today and the Lord Jesus Christ talked to me about his gospel, and how it's such good news for us on this earth at this time to have access to this gospel. You see none of us are in hell yet, none of us are in in the middle of a big war is something and in darkness and the fear and calamity. We have a chance of the gospel and we've heard about the gospel and got a chance to find out about this gospel and what exactly is the gospel of Jesus Christ. You see the Gospel of Jesus Christ is more than just the words on a page. The gospel of Jesus is living and vibrant. It only appears dead to religion and that's why we have Easter at the moment in the West; Easter and Good Friday and all those things. The Gospel of Jesus is very dead during these meetings. He is not really a reality. They can't see that Jesus really did rise again. Not only that he is here right now. And that's what the gospel is all about. It's all about Jesus Christ here and now. It is not about something a long time ago. It is not about words on a page. It is not about a church. It is not about religion. It is not about whether or not to go to the Baptist Church or you go to the Pentecostal church or you go to any church on Sunday. It is about realizing that Jesus Christ is alive now. And that's the reality few Christians seem to have, because we got the Muslims and the Hindus and they look at the church and they say, “Well that's just another religion like us, we've got the book and they've got a book”. And then Christians they like to argue amongst each other.

But the thing is the Muslims and Hindus do not realize one thing, and many Christians, and that is that Jesus hears, Jesus heals, and Jesus speaks to people. In fact it is such an easy fact to find that you don't have to search very far to find somebody who Jesus has done this for. But you got to search forever to find anything that Buddha has done or Muhammad has done for anybody. Or you got to search a long way in any church to find anybody who knows Jesus. In fact that's the sad thing at this time is that many people just don't know Jesus here, and we go along to a church and sure we can sing and mouth along to the words on the page. We can listen to the preacher and yawn and just hope that we can have our dinner afterwards and go and socialise, but where is the reality of Jesus? Sure we can go along and the socialize on the Saturday with our Church friends and fill the good about our Tuesday night Bible study, but again third-party talk about Jesus doesn't bring us any nearer to him. Where is Jesus? What is this wonderful gospel? And that's what I'm here to do today is present you this wonderful gospel that I found. You see what happened was I didn't know Jesus at one time. I had a brief understanding of him for a while but then I fell away I didn't know Jesus. Now I knew the Bible I read the Bible all the way through. I knew church I did go to church. I knew activities, I did do activities for the Lord, in the name of the Lord but really in the name of this and that. I did pray, but then I was praying for myself for my own selfish paths. Yet the reality of Jesus wasn't in me and I didn't have the fear of God. You see I didn't know the Gospel. Now I understood about the gospel, but I didn't know what the Gospel was.

You see it wasn't until the Lord brought me to realize that I was on my way to the fire that I suddenly realize the wonderful gospel of Jesus Christ and how critical and wonderful and special it really is. You see Jesus Christ saves me from the fires of hell, I was clinging to Jesus once I realized that truth. You see once you realize you are in the sinking hole, you know you're being sucked down and beneath the water beneath the darkness, once you start to realize that, then you can start to appreciate the gospel of Jesus Christ. And that's what I'm here to talk to you today is the gospel of Jesus Christ and how important it is. When a sinner gets on his knees and realizes how damned he is, and how he is headed to the great fire the great lake of fire the second death. The Bible says woe to those who are part of the second death. You know that's why Jesus Christ is such wonderful news, because when you realize that Jesus Christ is here now, ready to speak now, ready to heal you now, ready to have a relationship with you now, then you can realize that there's hope for you in your doom. But we got to realize that we are doomed if we don't turn. And that's what I realised. I realised that I needed to repent and I needed to stop swearing and I needed to stop my sin, my immoral lifestyle. I needed to stop looking at the people in lust. I need to stop all kinds of sins and every man has many many sins that they do. I needed to stop these things and I needed to turn to the Lord Jesus Christ and get saved because I tell you truly dear friends, if your eye causes you to lust or your hand causes you to sin, you are better to get rid of it than be cast into the eternal fires of damnation in hell, and that's where we all are headed dear friends, until we find the real gospel of Jesus Christ. And so what did I do? I sought this gospel, I realise that Jesus does save but I've got to go and get to know him. Whats the point of knowing he saved me if I don't actually go! So I realised Jesus saved me from this terrible fate I was in, so I started to pray to the Lord.

Thats the only way you can communicate with him is to go and speak to the Lord. It is not going go to church. There are people who believe that you go to church and are saved. I was talking to someone the other day and they were saying, “If I was going to go to a church it would be the Catholic Church because the Catholic Church is the most like the world, so I'm most comfortable there”…. I asked him what is the reason going to church, what is the reason. And he said, “The reason I would go is that people believe that by going there, you are going to miss hell go to heaven and have a good life and get help for your difficult situations. They are going to help you there…… Come on dear friends, man cannot help you. That is a lie. The only way you can get help is to do what I did and go and seek Jesus Christ. He is the salvation not Church. You go along there but you are not going to be saved. You have to find the Lord. And so what I did was I started to pray to the Lord Jesus Christ and I asked him many things and I repented of all my sins. I decided I was going to dedicate to the Lord and he knew I was serious about it so what happened the Lord started to speak into my spirit and started to say abide in me. Now why did he say abide in me? Because he is the way the truth and the life and he is the gospel. That is why I'm talking today about the gospel because Jesus Christ is the gospel and to have the gospel in your life you must go and get to know the gospel you must know Jesus. And so what I did was I prayed and asked the Lord, “Please know me please have mercy on me, please let me into your kingdom, please come and fill me with your peace!” And that's what Jesus did. You see he is not a blind and deaf God.

You can listen to allah and try and find allah and buddha, but you not going to find anything. You are not going to find the voice of the Lord because they are deaf and blind. You might find for yourself demons and curses and darkness, you go along to your churches and the Catholic Church and you go and pray to Mary and find yourself in darkness and depression and find yourself no peace. But if you cry out to the living God, if you cry out to Jesus Christ the Gospel, then you find him. Because Jesus said anyway he said that those who seek will find. And so that's what I decided to do. I cried out to the Gospel, Jesus Christ, and he came and found me. He came into my life. Now he was drawing me to himself all along. But I was too stupid to turn to him. Now is he drawing you today? Maybe he's drawing your spirit today and wants you to come to him today.s maybe you are just following your own path today as a Christian and say you believe in Jesus but you don't actually know him. Dear friends, what is the use of knowing about the gospel, which is that Jesus is the way the truth and the life, if you don't actually go to the Gospel and get the gospel to save you? There is no use whatsoever if you just know about the gospel but you don't actually do it. You are like the man who sees treasure in a field, but he doesn't sell all he has and go and buy that field. How foolish is that! But that is what I decided to do, I decided to lose everything and go and buy that field, that treasure, because there was treasure in the field, Jesus Christ, so I would not look back. That's why Jesus said how joyful it is for the woman who swept her house cleaned to look for the golden coin to finally find it. He said that's what the kingdom of heaven is like.

It is like the joy of the woman. She found what she was looking for. And that is what I did, I found what I was looking for. Peace and the Lord. So then I found a way to walk with him, and I found the way to the truth. And that's what everybody's seeking in this world in one way or either, they try and seek the truth. But they're looking in all the wrong places because the truth was there all the time. We only have to look around us at the wonderful world that the Lord created and we got no excuse to ignore our mighty creator. We got no excuse to ignore the wonderful way that he sent to be saved through his son. And we got no excuse to get to know the son, because the father handed all judgment over to the Son and it is him who will judge you according to what you have done. And so dear friends we have to get to know the judge and get to know the Gospel, the way the truth and the life. If you want to know the way, if you want to know the truth, and what if you want to have life, then the only way is to get to know the Lord Jesus Christ and not just about him. You see Muslims know about Jesus very well because he is in their Koran. Buddhists know about Jesus because Jesus is being preached through many nations, but knowing about Jesus isn't going to do you any good whatsoever, as Christians also know about Jesus, they go to church and they hear about him from the Bible, but they don't actually have him set them free from sin. He doesn't even speak to them because they are in sin. And we read in the Bible that God doesn't speak to sinners. He only speaks to those who turn from sin and are the righteous. John chapter 9.

So dear friends there's only one way and that's to get to know the Lord Jesus Christ, and so once you come to know him and he have him set you free from your evil because you repented of it, then he is going to start to lead you but you have to abide in him because you will get tested. The Lord Jesus Christ tests me. Not by his own hand, he allows us to be tested by our own evil desires as is written in James; each person is tested and lured away by his own evil desires and the devil and those who endure unto the end in the faith will inherit the crown of life… And so once I found this gospel of Jesus Christ, now I have to abide in this gospel to the very end and don't let Satan take the gospel out of my heart which is the seed. Now didn't Jesus say that the seed that fell on stony ground, and the weedy ground, was choked out by the cares of the world and the lusts of the eyes and the pride of life and it bore nothing, it died, the enemy came and stole it. But what about the seed that landed on the good man's heart? The person who hears the truth and hears about the gospel goes and does it. It says he becomes a doer. What is a doer? A doer is somebody who goes to see Jesus to get to know him. He doesn't just hear about the truth. He hears about it gladly but also puts it into action. He realizes that Jesus Christ will save him from hell. So he goes to find Jesus. And what does he do? He finds the Lord, abides in the Lord, and because he abides in the Lord he bears fruit some 50 fold some 100 fold as Jesus said, “I am the vine and you are the branches and if you don't abide in me and I don't abide in you, you cannot bear fruit because how can a branch of itself bear fruit?” Jesus said that, “If you abide in me and I abide in you can bear much good fruit and the father will prune you to bear more fruit. And he who cuts himself off, withers off from the vine, the father will come along in time and cut him off and gather up such branches and throw them into the furnace”. So dear friends once we find the gospel of Jesus Christ we got to abide in him and sincerely and it all starts with faith. We received by faith. I decided to cry out to the Lord Jesus Christ realising that I needed to be saved. By faith I ask the Lord to set me free from sin. By faith I asked the Lord Jesus Christ who died on the cross for me, to come to know me and to save me because he is the gospel. And by faith I excepted that the Lord would hear me. And you know what? Jesus hears the prayers of those who seek him in faith. And that's what I experienced for reality. You see my faith paid off. I didn't just stay in blind faith, my faith paid off and once I called out to the Lord and once I got to know him, he just came into my life and then I got to know him more and more. And it doesn't stop there. It keeps going. Today is different to yesterday. I know the Lord a lot more now than I did two years ago, and the Lord has shown me many things since then in many areas that I need to put out.

You see, he is going to clean your life up. There will be things in your life that may not be quite right with him as you go along and so Jesus Christ is going to start to show you. He wants you to get rid of this or rid of that vice. You know maybe you are still in bondage something, and Jesus Christ is going to help you get rid of it. He is going to work with you and to make you pure and clean and you are not going to continue to sin because Jesus Christ will come into your life. And once you abide in Jesus you don't go on sinning. It's only when you don't abide in Jesus that you go on sinning and that's when you get cut off. Because we read in one John chapter 3 verse six that he who is with Christ does not continue to sin. And so those who continue to sin are not abiding in Jesus Christ but they don't know Jesus. It goes on to say in one John three verse six that; he who continues to sin does not know the Lord, does not know him nor has seen him. You see it is when the Lord Jesus Christ comes into our life, it's then we get changed dear friends and that's when we become a new creation and that's when we get the new way. But it doesn't stop there. Jesus Christ changed me to a new person and he gave me the new way inside, he gave me the new way to follow him. He gave me the new Way to be a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ and to turn away from sin. He gave me a new way to stop swearing and stop lusting and carrying on after the flesh. He gave me a new way to be a different person. You know but it doesn't stop there. Now once we are on this new way we can deviate from the new way. And that's what the devil is here to do. He is hear to get me and any of you who know Jesus, to deviate from the narrow. He is going to get those who get to know the Lord to stop in their faith. They just go back to sin. Now let me tell you this that when Christians come to know the Lord and then they got off and sin and they get cut off. They stop hearing from the Lord. He no longer leads them.

I know many such; they start off well for the Lord but then they suddenly stop. Why? They stopped in their relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and they no longer abide with him. And there is no salvation for people who don't abide in Christ. That is why that the lies of the churches will never lead you to heaven because it is only when you walk with the good Shepherd that you shall enter the kingdom of heaven and it's something you must do until the very end. But while, dear friends, we do not walk with the good Shepherd, and we decide to go back to sins so we go back to slavery followed the world and we fall into darkness, we are on our way to the fire along with the pagans. We are already withered up on the vine. The father is on his way to cut you off fast, so that's why Jesus says to repent unless I come upon you quickly and you will not know the day nor the hour that I should come upon you. And that's why dear friends that when we decide to dedicate to the narrow way we must be serious about it. We must put our all into it and it must be something we do daily, and that's something you have to do. The Lord will not do that for you. You see many love the truth they hear the truth and many seeds go into the hearts of people who accept this wonderful gospel that saves from hell, but very few people want to actually go the full way with it and that is why you see the seed that landed on the stony ground where the seed that took root was the person who really heard it and he really liked the Gospel but the thing is, he had no roots. He wasn't dedicated. He just wasn't serious. And the sun came up and it just died. And then some other seed Satan snatches out of their hearts. They allow themselves to follow Satan.

So Christians they go and fill themselves with the devil, by watching all this polluted media and by doing all these evil things, and they allow the devil to snatch out their seed and they are in greater darkness than even pagans because often they'll think they are saved and yet they got no seed anymore. If the light that we think we have is darkness, how great do you think that darkness really is! Even the pagans know that they're in some sort of darkness, but if you think your darkness is light, then how great is that darkness?! And so I'm here to encourage you at the same time doing this myself, to walk this Way of the Gospel. The Gospel is Jesus Christ. Walk after Jesus Christ. He is the way the Gospel, the way. You must walk after him. It's an action. It's a commitment. It is something you do daily. It is not something you do and say well you know I'm just going to believe in Jesus and then you go and chase after your desire. You chase after your career. You chase after all your money and all the things and cares of this world. You put your family first. You see many people are unwilling to hate their family for the sake of Jesus Christ. Jesus said that if you love them more than me you are not worthy of me. And that's what he means by that verse. He is not saying hate anybody, he is saying that you must put him first over everything so that if it comes between who you choose, it must be Jesus Christ if you love him. Very few people want to be worthy for Jesus but then very few people are going to enter the kingdom of heaven. The kingdom of heaven is a wonderful place. It is a place when all people will be gathered together in unity and love and holiness. And that can happen on Earth only amongst the true followers of Jesus Christ hallelujah. But if we go on in darkness in this world and we don't deny ourselves, we don't put Jesus first, we don't live for the Lord, we are busy just chasing our desires, then you are just going to reap death. Death is going to be your place, the second death as written in Revelation, that will be your place. It says that: Woe to those who will be part of the second death. And the second death there is no turning back dear friends. If you're in that second death, you got no hope.

It is hell and the lake of fire. The Lake of fire is coming, it burning like a furnace, and all those part of the second death who do not repent are going to end there. That's why you need this gospel today, because most of you may be headed to the fire, I don't know, you know. You know if you know the Lord. You know if you are going on in sin. You know. I don't. So I'm urging you that if you don't know the Lord and you are going on in sin thinking that you are in the light when it is actually darkness, then you need the Lord more than anything. You need to get yourself serious because you don't want to become part of the second death. You know you don't want to end up in the fire. Now people say why do you preach about this fire and brimstone? Is not it all about love? Well dear friends I preach the truth because that's what Jesus said. He said he is the truth and I'm telling you now that if you want to be saved from the second death, then you got to give yourself to the Lord Jesus Christ today and become serious about him and becomes serious about putting him first. You have to give yourself unto the Lord and only then will you get to know him. Now what if we go up and what if you are away from the Lord right now and what if you just don't know the Lord and you've known him in the past but you fell away to certain sins, what of that? Well I can tell you what to do; you must repent, you must come back to your first love because that's what Jesus says. He warns time and again in the book of Revelation to the letters to his church which is now, and he's saying that very clearly. Because many have walked away from the truth they knew the Lord at one time. He is saying come back. He is saying come back lest you end up in the fire, lest your lampstand gets removed. You got to come back.

You got to get back to your first love and make him Lord of your life once more. And if you don't even know the Lord you have got to go and get to know him. What is the use dear friends of leaving it till too late? I could have left it too late. I could be still going on in my own life following my own desires. You see as people we just have many desires. You know we've got all kinds of desires and we can just go and follow the flesh, but we know that if w follow the flesh we get part of the second death in the great lake of fire that is coming. But dear friends we are not here to be part of the second death. We're here to have Jesus Christ set us free hallelujah. We are here to walk after the Lord who died on the cross for us. People say the truth of the hell is a hard truth. Who can accept it, who can accept the fire and brimstone? Who can accept eternal torment for just some sins. They say does anybody deserve it? I tell you the truth that Jesus died a gruesome death on the cross to save from such a gruesome place and if you want to be save well you got to realize what the Messiah has done for you. And if you can accept that he died to save you from hell then you can accept his salvation. But if you cannot accept that he had to go through so much pain to save you from hell then how can you be saved? But the thing is it's a fact not fiction, nor an idea, or just words of the page. It is an actual fact and an event, a reality. And the other reality is that Jesus not only died, but he also rose again! He came out of the grave and he went into the kingdom of heaven. So that all who believe on him will be saved. All who follow him will be saved and all who deny themselves pick up their cross and follow him are going to find their way into the eternal kingdom of God. And that's what we're here today to do friends is make it into this eternal kingdom. I tell you many people will try and very few people are going to get in.

Jesus said that. He said that, “I'm the narrow way”. He said, “I am the narrow gate”. He said, “apart from me you can do nothing”. He said that if you are follow him you will enter this narrow gate. He said many people will try to enter but they won't be able to. He said broad is the way of the world, easy is it on the way of the world, many people travel to the path of destruction. But Jesus said narrow and difficult is the way that leads to life. And that's why I'm here to encourage you to walk the narrow way. Don't give up. Put your hope and trust in the Lord and get to know him, because if you don't even know him, how can you endure on the narrow way? How can he lead you if you don't know him? That's what I was faced with four years ago, I didn't know Jesus. I didn't know who he was. I knew about Jesus. I knew what he did on the cross, but he wasn't my gospel. He wasn't my gospel because I didn't know him. He had not revealed himself to me in any way because I was a sinner and didn't want to repent at that time and God doesn't listen to sinners. He doesn't hear the prayers of sinners, he only hears the prayers of those who turn away from sin and give themselves to him. He hears those people. He hears the repentant Republican who gets on his knees and cried out to God that, “I'm a sinner please have mercy on me”. He hears the prayers of the thief on the cross who was a wicked criminal and repented in his heart and accepted the Lord as God and righteous, and turn to the Lord and said “Lord please remember me”. You know he hears those people. But he doesn't hear the self-righteous churchgoer who goes on in sin and thinks himself pretty good and goes and prays and has a good time at church. But God doesn't hear that. He didn't hear the Pharisee, he wasn't justified. He doesn't hear the people who think that their religion saves them. He only hears you if you dedicate yourself to the Lord and if you do so, you will be cleansed. And he will not only come to know you but he will also come to lead you.

And that's what I wanted to talk about was the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The real gospel. I am not talking about the dead gospel in most churches these days. They preached a boring sermons sure, that you don't listen to. But I want to tell you that the gospel is real because I found it and Jesus Christ put the seriousness in my heart to turn away from sin and I'm asking you that if he's put that seriousness into you then you better get on your knees after this and go and ask the Lord to get to know you too, and dedicate yourself to the narrow way. And if you don't really know him and you find yourself struggling in sin and all sorts of stuff that you know you shouldn't be doing, then it is time that you get on your knees and cry out double fold because I tell you the truth that many are they who are headed to destruction! Many, many. Very few are they who will be saved and we all must endure until the end to be saved. I myself can fall from the way of truth and I can end up in the fire because I didn't even follow the truth because God is impartial. You know just because you preach his truth doesn't mean that he is going to excuse you if you don't follow his truth. God is impartial. The person who follows Jesus and abide in Christ will leave their evil. But the people who do not they end up following their own desires. God is impartial, he will judge you along with every pagan he sent to hell. He will send you there also because of that is the place you chose in end, even you did know the Gospel at one time. And so as Christians you got to realize that you got to be choosing daily. Be choosing against the flesh to overcome. As Jesus said that, “he who abides in me and those who I abide in them, they will bear fruit”. They are the ones who enter the kingdom. And that's what I saw once in a dream. You see the Lord showed me what it is like in this mystery. He showed me people getting tested by hot fires by the heat of trial. Temptations, other people. And the Lord showed me how at times people were entering the kingdom of heaven at intervals. But many people were tested, but not so many went to the kingdom. It seemed like a lot didn't make it through the test. It seemed like a lot of them just didn't endure. The Lord tests those who love him. He himself doesn't test you with sin, he allows you to be tested. He allows you to choose; follow the flesh or follow him. Follow Satan or follow the Lord.

And that's what we're here to do today is to choose the Lord and that's why I want to encourage you today that if you already know Jesus and turned to him, then you must make sure that you follow the Lord. You got to follow him. If you're in anything that's going to cause you to fall away from the truth, then you need to turn away from it. If you're following a false way you need to turn away from it and you need to follow the Lord hallelujah. Friends if we are in dissension or we hate somebody, or we don't love a brother or in unkindness or fighting or if we got anger in our hearts, or we are fighting our wife or husband of having trouble, then we have to repent. Because while we are doing those things, we are cutting ourselves off from the vine and are withering up. And it doesn't take long to have the father come along and cut you off. He can do it very quickly or he can take his time. But I tell you the truth that you must be serious about abiding in Christ and do what Paul said; he said, “I beat my flesh into submission daily lest at the end of the race of faith after having led so many people to the Lord that I myself should qualified”. And so that's what the Lord warns us today. He warns us his church in the last hours. He warns you to repent. In fact he said seven times more than seven times in the book of Revelation to his church, his people, he says REPENT. Repent of anything, we got to repent. If we have fallen away we got to repent and come back. The Lord will not turn you away until it's too late. But friends let us not leave it until too late. Let's have this gospel come and set us free hallelujah. Let's have this gospel bring us out of sin, out of the way of perdition. Bring us unto the way of Jesus Christ hallelujah. And let us have this gospel cleanse our hearts so that when the Lord returns for us or we die we are going to be able to stand before the Son of Man. Jesus said that, when I return how many are going to stand before me. He says watch and pray that you may be worthy. Because you don't know the hour. You don't know the day you can go or you die.

I know many people that have died very suddenly and are quite young and they just died. One day they were there and the next day were gone. But they didn't know they were going to be gone. If they did I'm sure they would've been cleaning themselves up before God not realizing that they were headed to the fire. But friends we got to be ready now because if you miss Jesus Christ when he returns or you end up in the fire, you go no hope. You have to turn to the Lord now. It's a message of urgency, not only at this time, at any time. Its message of urgency. The gospel is an urgent message because every day is a day closer to your chance running out in whatever circumstance. Every day gets closer. God has his mercy he said one day to me, your time on this earth is my mercy says the Lord. So every day you have on this earth is a mercy from God; mercy to do his will, mercy to be saved from hell. Mercy to get yourself prepared for the wedding feast of the lamb. But if you are not doing any of those things then you're wasting your mercy. You're squandering it. You are just going on in your video games. Just watching your way to hell in the movies. Just having fun with your friends all the way to the fire. And then all of you end up in there together and then no more fun friends. You know it's a serious truth. It is not a laughing matter. You can't laugh at the Gospel. The Gospel is a matter of wringing your hands before God and asking him to save you and give you a new way. Asking him for his spirit to come into you and abide in you so you can speak to the Lord in tongues and also through the spirit you can pray. You want to be led by the Spirit and I gave a message a few weeks ago about the end of the world and the Holy Spirit and was saying that you got to be led by the Holy Spirit because you don't know what can come down. You don't know what's going to befall you in your city. You may have peace for a while and then suddenly no peace. You know what if your husband dies. What if you are suddenly faced with all these situations. What if your child get sick. What if your job just dries up and goes. You know a bit late to go running to God then if you're on the brink of the dying. You can cry out to the Lord but we got to prepare now friends. It might be too late then.

I heard many people who cried out at the last minute and God delivered them from their distressed because they were serious. But if you're leaving it thinking that you've got that time to do it and you're waiting for a death bed repentance, in the meantime must living it up and your putting off another day, then God is not mocked friends. You are going to reap for your self destruction. Never go off the testimony of anybody else. Sure many have been saved on the brink of trouble, brink of hell, they have been saved from there, but never go off that thinking that you're going to be saved that way too so just hang around and wait. We got to be more serious than that. We got to prepare ourselves now. We got to be ready now. We got to be making hay while the sun shines now. We've got to be seeking the Lord in repentance now. We got to go away today and dedicate ourselves to Jesus Christ now. There is no point just going along to church now and just continuing in your evil. Just continuing in your life loving your family before God putting everything in your life before serving God and putting him first. Friends and how can we make it into the narrow way doing that? It is not going to work and that's why I wanted to talk about this wonderful gospel of Jesus Christ today, that if we put him first and we make him Lord of our life today, and we go and seek, we will find. And when you find, you will find diamonds in a field and you go and sell all you have and go and buy that field to make it yours. And it is your treasure and where your heart is there your treasure will be. So is your heart for the kingdom? Do you want the kingdom of God today? Do you want to enter the glorious kingdom of God with God? Then your heart needs to there. It needs to be no longer in this world. And the only way you're going to keep your heart there friends, is if you repent and you go and give yourself to the Lord and it is something you have to do. It something I did, I went and prayed and I went and did the time that was needed to go and give myself to the Lord. Now that's what we all got to do. And it doesn't stop there hallelujah, we got to keep walking on the narrow way and we will make it hallelujah.......

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Christians Leave Your Distractions

How is your relationship with the Lord Jesus. Do you even have one? Do you spend your time with the Lord? Or are you busy spending your time doing what pleases you instead. There are many fun things in the world that we can do. They can really distract us and take us away from the path that enter the kingdom of God. In fact the world is so full of distractions that so very few people will be saved. Are you letting your distractions take you away from Jesus so that you cannot follow him and enter his kingdom? Will you get before God bankrupt and empty-handed having not worked for the Lord at all? Instead you didn't make hay while the sun shines and then the time came and you look back and you wish you served the Lord but you just didn't and it was too late. Friends it is time to leave out distractions. We know longer need to chase after all the things this world can offer us.

All its sports, pursuits, dreams, goals, fun things. Instead let us pursue the Lord. Spent time in prayer seeking his name. Because if we spend time pursuing the Lord we are going to find him and we're going to find grace and we're going to find eternal life, and we are going to find a reward, a reward in heaven. And we going to have such a wonderful eternity with God and you will be so glad that you did spend time with him instead of pursuing their own goals dreams and desires. Friends it is time if you want to have all these things to leave all those things you chase after. All these distractions that keep you away from serving God and living holy and pursuing and following Jesus Christ. How can you follow Jesus while you are living for yourself? While you wont deny yourself and pick up your cross and follow him. How can you serve Jesus when you don't want to put your hand to the plough and if you do, you want to look back. Friend it's time to be like the Israelites; leave the comforts of Egypt and come out into the wilderness and start serving the Lord.

Walk to the promised land through the wilderness. It's not so nice no, it is not very nice out in the wilderness. But once you get to the promised land you'll be glad that you made the journey. Your home is not this world. Your home is not in Egypt. Your home is the promised land; Jesus Christ and his kingdom. So Christians it's time to stop fornicating in Egypt and start living after all your pursuits and desires that Egyptians live after, or the world, and it's time to head out into the wilderness to the promised land as the people of Israel did in obedience to God and he will look after you all the way just like he did to the Israelites, he will also look after you. Have faith. You don't want to miss out....

God's Israel

Israel is the name of the place where God is. It's the covenant of mankind and God, the land that God gave mankind, and it is a place where there's no tears no trouble. It is a place where God and man walk in harmony. We must follow the Lord and come to Israel. You see the heavenly Israel is where we are headed who love the Lord. But between us and Israel, the promise land, there is a lot of hardship. There is a harsh wilderness, a troubled walk, that we must be guided by the Lord in otherwise we will not make it. We must be walking with the Lord by the day having his cloud of protection on us so that we will be able to make it, because the journey to the heavenly Israel is very difficult. A lot of people start but not many people finish. Some people turn back and they go back to their places in Egypt. But Israel is the place where God walks with man. And it is the place where we should be headed. The only people who are in Israel are those who God calls. His chosen people. God made and illustrated about this in the world when he chose Abraham and the descendents of Abraham to become the Israelite's and he chose these people to go to his Israel. The place he set-aside on earth and there they had to worship the Lord and obey him. But you see many people who were called to go to Israel, were not true Israelites and they practice what was evil in the sight of God and they ended up in hell. Because it is not a bloodline.

It is not a race of people who are Israelites or Jewish or Jews. It is a people who God himself calls out of the world and calls to his kingdom, who are the true Israelites of heaven. It is not where you were born and what bloodline you're from. It is not about genealogies. That's all pride. It's only about the Lord God calling people out of this earth. And if you're called and you have decided to obey Jesus and have Jesus wash you clean from all sin, then you are made into a spiritual Israelites of God who can enter his spiritual kingdom, the heavenly Israel where God walks with man. And in the heavenly Israel there are only Israelites. There are only chosen people. People who have decided to turn away from their sins and go to Jesus and become Israelites, born again children of the heavenly father. It is not about pedigrees, it is not about cities, it is not about where you're from, what land you live in, who your fathers were.

It's about whether or not you are heading the call from God Almighty to become spiritual Israelites instead of a child of the devil. It is only those who turn away from being children of Satan and come to their heavenly father and hear the call, go to Jesus Christ the true Messiah, the true Israelite, who came down out of heaven to make a way for you to become the new spiritual Israel in the kingdom of God. Don't focus on lands and places down here, we should be foreigners in the land, heading on that rocky thorny path of difficulty through the wilderness to the spiritual Israel of God. And you walk with him the whole way and you'll make it, and you become a resident of the Kingdom of Israel in heaven. Is that what you want? Or do you want to just be in pagan Egypt. Have all the good things down here, but in the end just inherit the kingdom of hell instead. Friend it's time to repent and go to Jesus Christ to become a child of God, to become a spiritual Israelites of the kingdom of God......

Saturday, March 23, 2013

SIN STUMBLING AND CHRISTIANS

I'm going to talk about sin and a Christian. Sin and a believer. I have had Christians write to me and say that we will all make mistakes and these things are inevitable and we'll all sin until we enter God's kingdom. Now we will make mistakes that is true at times, but that's not what we want to do, so that's what I want to talk about today is how does God lineup with sin, and how do we walk as believers if we also can walk in sin. And how much of that doctrine is true that; we are all sinners still and we continue to live a life of sin and we continue to live as we wish and also follow Jesus. There are topics are there such as; can you be homosexual and pleasing to God. Can you be a gay and pleasing to God. Can you be friends with the world and be pleasing to God. Can you have fun and be pleasing to God. All these topics that so many preachers already preach about, and so many Christians don't listen to what the Lord says about it. That's what I wanted to talk about today is; how can we follow Jesus Christ and also do sin. And can we also make mistakes, and how perfect do we have to be. And are any of these things required to enter the kingdom of God? We all know the Gospel that has set us free. However the Gospel hasn't set some of us free, however the gospel set me free because I found this real gospel. You see what happened to me, I can tell you about what happened in my life; I used to do many things that were wrong and what happened was the Lord Jesus Christ called me to repent and to get right because I found out that I was going to hell, on my way to the fire as a Christian who believed in God who believes in Jesus who gets baptized in the name of Jesus, goes to church and and sings to Jesus and prays at night to Jesus. How is it that I could still be going to hell?

I will tell you how that came about. The Lord woke me up out of my ways and he showed me that I was on my way to the fire and I realize that I had to repent. You see I was following Jesus as such in that I would go to church, I would pray, I would read the Bible and if anyone asked me who I believed in, I would say Jesus. But what else was I doing? My mind and heart definitely was not for Jesus. I tell you truly I did not know him. I didn't follow him, he wasn't my Lord, because I was my own master. I lived my life as I pleased. I did all the things that I wanted to do in life and I was focused on pleasing myself, and so while I was focused on doing all the things that I would like to do, and living my own life and having fun with worldly people not being a light, I was being that is called lukewarm. Or even less than lukewarm, cold. And we know that cold and lukewarm people do not enter the kingdom of God. Because Jesus said in a revelation that he will spew such people forth from himself who claim him but they are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold. You see that's how I was like. I was very lukewarm. I was swearing every day. Sinning, lusting, living in immorality, I wasn't living a righteous path, yet I did claim Jesus. But then Jesus said that we have to be holy. He said to those who say Lord, Lord, he said, “Why don't you do what I say?” So in the matter-of-fact I was not honoring Jesus Christ. I was not honoring God. I want to read you why. In John 9:31 we read: “You know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will God listens to him….” That was me, God didn't listen to me. He didn't hear my prayers. I was a sinner.

So Christians say, “Well cant I enter the kingdom of heaven and obviously I will still sin but its through Jesus Christ I am saved?” It is true that Jesus Christ does something; he makes us FREE from sin and he makes us no longer sinners. That is why it's written in John 9:31 that: “We know that God does not listen to sinners….” So when we are praying to the Lord with sin on our hands, and we are not like that Republican who was in tears and remorseful over his sin, then God will not hear us. He doesn't hear our prayers if we are living in sin. I can read it to you again John 9:31: “We know that God does not listen to sinners but if anyone worships him and does his will that's who he listens to”. So to have God listen to you, you need to turn away from your sin and you need to do what I did; turn to Jesus Christ hallelujah. Now I want to read you a little bit more about sin and God. In Proverbs 28:9 it says, “if one turns his ear away from hearing the law or the way of righteousness, even his prayers towards the Lord is an abomination”. So if you turn your year away from the ways of righteousness and you go and do what I did; live in immorality and sin, every time you pray to the Lord it's an abomination before him. Abomination means extreme disgust. We are not here to have our prayers as an abomination before God. We are here to hear his righteous ways and to obey Jesus Christ. I want to read in Psalms 66:18: “If I have cherished iniquity or sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened”…

while we are in sin the Lord does not listen. While we do not repent before the Lord like I was, I was living in unrepentant sin, no wonder Jesus didn't listen to my prayers. He doesn't hear the prayers of the wicked. So dear friends we need to confess our sins before the Lord. I read to you what happens with those who confess their sins in James 5:16, he says: “Confess your sins, pray for one another that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power”. Now notice the word righteous, the righteous person isn't somebody who continues to practice sin. That is a sinner and we know that God does not listen to sinners and even the prayer of those who incline their ear away from the way of righteousness to the way of wickedness, even their prayers are an abomination. In other words God extremely does not like their prayers. They disgust him, an abomination. So that is why we have to really be wake up to ourselves if we are living in those old ways that I used to as a Christian. I could've said to myself back then “I am saved and sealed and I'm going to heaven because I believe in Jesus and it's through the power of the cross that I will be saved because I believe in John 3:16”, yet I continued in evil. Now we were we know what is said in in first John chapter 3. I want to read to you what is written: “In him there is no sin (that is Jesus Christ). no one who lives in him keeps on sinning, no one who continues to sin has even known him or seen him”… That is a big key here is that when I used to continue my evil it was because I just didn't know Jesus. I didn't see him I didn't know him. He wasn't my Lord. Now I professed him, but it didn't mean that I actually knew him. And Jesus said that he will say to many who didn't know him: “Go away I didn't know you, depart from here”. So we can clearly see that we must get to KNOW Jesus. That is the only way. If you don't know Jesus and he doesn't know you then you're going to be still an unchanged sinner.

Even if you are a believer like I was; go to church, sing, pray, believe, to a certain extent, and keep leaving my sinful life. That is not the path to the kingdom of heaven. At the same time we claim Jesus. Well I was claiming Jesus but I was also living in sin chasing my desire. But isn't it written: “love not the world nor anything in the world for he who loves the world does not have love of the father in him”. You can read their in the letter of John. Now I read to you from 1 John chapter 1: “God is light in him there is no darkness. If you claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in darkness, we lie and do not live in the truth”. So if you claim to follow Jesus and walk in darkness, thats, worldly paths, immorality, lust, lies, dishonesty, unkindness, all kinds of things. If we claim to know the Lord yet we walk in darkness, we are liars and we just don't know Jesus. And that's what I used to be. I would claim the Lord but I didn't know him. He hadn't changed me, because I never really repented and went to him and that's what true faith is. If you really believe in Jesus, if you really believe that he will save you and take you to the kingdom of heaven and forgive your sins, then you would also do what I did and go and dedicate and accept that and have his change, his real change come into your life. And then don't walk away from him. Now listen: “If we walk in the light as he is in the light we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus purifies us from all sin”… So when you are walking in the light, when you have turned to Jesus Christ in full repentance and turned away from your evil and decided not to do it anymore, Jesus's blood will purge you from all sin, wash you clean, and that's the wonderful good news is that Jesus Christ washes away our sin. Now people will say well I don't really have any sin to wash away, I'm fine I am a good person.

But we read on that, “If we claim to be without sin we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us, but if we confess our sins he is faithful and he will forgive our sins and if we claim we have not sinned we are liars and his words are not in us.” so you see of course everybody has sinned that's why Jesus Christ came into the world. He came into the world to wash us clean from sin. He came into the world to bear the sins of the world that all who turn to him will be set free from sin and be made a new creation and that's what born-again means. It's actually means exactly what it means; a new new, way born-again. And when you become born again when you really turn to the Lord Jesus Christ and you really accept him and ask him to set you free and to know him, what happens is Jesus Christ makes you a new person. You're no longer that old man anymore. Now does that mean that the old man is completely dead and so that he cannot rise up against you? No, he still can and he still will. That is why we must endure until the end. Reading on in 1 John 3:8: “The one who does what is sinful is of the devil because the devil has been sinning from the beginning and the reason the son of God appeared was to destroy the devil's work, destroy Satan work”… So when you turn to Jesus Christ and you ask him to deliver you to know you what happened is that he will destroy the way of the devil in you. He will give you a new heart, so that you no longer do your sins. You become an ex-sinner. And Christians then say to me, “Well wont we keep sinning?” If we keep sinning after coming to the knowledge of the truth it means that the truth is not in us, because I can read it for you again in John chapter 3 it says that: “In Christ there is no sin. Not no one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him”….

So it's the true litmus test that if you're continuing to practice sin you don't know Jesus, you just don't know him because Jesus Christ sets us free from all sin. And if you are bound in sin, the only place you need to be going is on your knees crying out for Jesus to set you free, and he will. If you are serious, he will listen to your prayers. Remember the verse I read earlier: “God does not hear the prayers of sinners, (John 9:31), we know that God does not listen, but if anyone worships God and does his will God listens to him”. What is his will? His will is to repent and believe on Jesus Christ, to follow Jesus that's what his will is. So if you follow Jesus and you believe and follow him, then God will listen to you and that's when Jesus will come into your life and change you. And that's what I did. I decided to turn away from my sins and turn to the Lord God. Because while I was a Christian, Christian in sin and edging what I wanted to do, God didn't hear my prayers. They were an abomination to him. I read it again: “The one who turns his ear away from hearing the way of righteousness of the Lord which is God's righteous way, even his prayers are an abomination”… Even his prayer are an abomination to God! And it says in Proverbs 15;29,”The Lord is far from the wicked but he hears the prayers of the righteous”. Everybody who inclines their ears to Jesus Christ, inclines their hearts to Jesus, turns away from all evil, these are the people who will become right because they lay their faith in Jesus Christ and because they realize that Jesus Christ is real, they turned to him and he sets them free from their sin. John 8:36, “He who the son of man sets free shall be free indeed”… Jesus also says in that everybody who sins is a slave to sin and you become a slave to whoever you want to serve. So when you want to serve sin, when you want to do sin, it is because you don't want to be a servant of Jesus you want to be a slave to sin instead. But Jesus came to set us free from our slavery to sin, that if we turn to him and follow him we will find life.

Now listen, James 3:2 “We all stumble in many ways. If anyone who is never at fault in what they say, is perfect and able to keep their body in check. So when we put the bit into the horses mouth that makes us makes them obey us, and we can turn the whole animal. It is likewise the tongue is a small part of the body and can set a whole forest alight so set on fire by the fires of hell itself. So we can praise our Lord but if we curse humans made in God's likeness out of the same mouth, you know this should not be. Can fresh water and bitter water flow from the same spring? Can a fig tree bear grapes? Neither can salt springs produce fresh water”….So James is warning that we can stumble but it's showing us what we are doing. Where really is our heart? Does it show whether we really do know Jesus? Or just lies and the truth is really just not in us! Perfection comes when we completely obey Jesus Christ. I want to read to you what Jesus said about some mistakes. He says in Matthew 12:36 that, “Everybody is going to be called to account on the day of judgment for every word that they have spoken, for by your words you will be a quitted and by your words you will also be condemned”. So we see that these words and mistakes and stumbling can seriously land us in big condemnation before God if we don't repent. And that is why we can never excuse ourselves stumbling all the way to heaven or sinning all the way to heaven because that actually shows that we just don't know Jesus and we are just not really that serious about him.

But if you are not really that serious about him, what make you think that God is going to listen to you when he said that he doesn't hear the prayers of sinners! Now Romans 6:1 to 2, “What shall we say then shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? We are those who have DIED to sin so how do we live in sin any longer?”… There you go “died to sin”. And that's what happens when you come to know Jesus Christ. You DIE to sin. We are those who have died to sin. Now what if you haven't died to sin? It shows that you haven't died to the flesh and it shows you haven't turned to the Lord Jesus Christ and shows that you are still on your way to the fire. So let us not be like that. Let us die to sin and turn to Christ. That is a decision that we all must make. Matthew 12:33, “A good tree bears good fruit and a bad tree will be bad for a tree is recognized by its fruit”…. that's what Jesus said. So we need to have the gospel of Jesus Christ clense us today and the only way we can have him clense us is if we go before him. And that's what I did as I was talking about before earlier, I was living in sin and God didn't hear my prayers because he says that the prayers of sinners are abomination to him. John 9:31, “God doesn't hear the prayers of sinners, he hears those who are righteous”… In their hearts, that is those who have turned to Christ. So while I was in my sin I was far from God. I thought I was okay. I was the going to church and reading the Bible and praying to the Lord each night, but I did know him. I didn't have his peace, I was still in bondage to sin, was still doing sin daily thinking that I might be saved but I wasn't sure if I died, but I was hoping that if I laid faith enough in Jesus I would be saved yet wasn't even turning away from sin. Who was I kidding? I wasn't kidding God and neither are you. So we cannot kid God and pull the wool over God's eyes while we're living a double standard in our life, because it proves that we just don't know Jesus as I read earlier that: “In Jesus there is no sin, he who continues to sin and he who sins doesn't know him”.

So friends we got to be serious and if we are in sin we got to get out of it and turn to the Lord and be changed and Jesus will truly set those people free from sin who turn to him. Now how about stumbling? Doing little sins now and again and continue to sin our way to heaven? Some Christians like to to believe that we will continue to sin and stumble and all these things. Now stumbling can happen, but when you stumble what happens is you're in danger of HELLFIRE. Now this is the big problem is that Christians don't realize that when they stumble in to a sin they are in danger of falling to hell. And I'll tell you why. It is because Jesus said in Mark 9:47 he said that, “If your eye causes you to STUMBLE, pluck it out and throw it away for is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than have two eyes and be cast into the fires of hell where there worms don't die nor the fire is ever quenched”…. so if your eye cause you to stumble Jesus is saying get rid it, get rid of the problem otherwise is going to be hell and that's why we have to have this mentality towards sin. You must realize that you're stumbling isn't something that's normal. Its actually something that could cause you to fall into the fires of hell and it's when you realize that you can get serious. Then you can realized the need to turn away from all stumbling and then you be very careful about next time you stumbled knowing that yes Jesus will forgive you if you truly repent. And that's why we here to repent and have a repentant heart, because if we go and stumble, we wont be saved if we do not turn away from our evil. We must be overcome as it is written: “He who overcomes will inherit all things and I will be his God and he will be my son”… Revelation 21:7. he who overcomes.

Do you want to inherit all things? Then you want to have God your father, and you will overcome your sin by the blood of Jesus and by turning away from it in repentance. Jesus calls you to repentant life. “He who overcomes I will grant to him to sit down with me on my throne as I also overcame and sat down with my father and his throne”. He who overcomes. It is those who endure until the end under trial who shall inherit the crown of life. It is not Christians who stumble. That's not overcoming. If we stumble we've got to realize that we are actually in danger of hellfire. Not just our stumbling and it is all fine. No, we got to realize that we're in danger of hellfire. It is only then that we are going to start to get a serious mindset about life today. Start to be serious about the times you stumble and realise it is not okay. For your sake it is not ok. For your eternity it is not ok. For your destination it is seriously not okay to stumble. If you don't know if you should die in that sin and if you did then you're going to go to hell. As Jesus and said that himself. He said that if your eye causes you to stumble, that goes for your hand and your foot too and also for your mind. It is better to cut it off and throw it away and enter the kingdom of heaven with one than to an end in the fire if you keep stumbled. So friends, we got to be extra serious and realize that every time we stumble we are risking our eternity. Now have you ever thought about that? Have you ever thought about risking your eternity every time you stumble? That's a serious thought. That should drive us to be serious about our walk with the Lord of the narrow way.

Jesus didn't say for nothing to strive to enter the kingdom on the narrow way. He didn't say for nothing that the narrow way is difficult because yes we do have the flesh. But it is when we overcome and we turn out those evil thoughts. We turn away our eye from and we throw ourselves upon Jesus Christ in prayer that's where we get to know the Lord and that's when the power comes in to our life. And his blood washes you clean from all sin as it was written in 1 John 1: “Jesus is faithful and he will wash away your sins of those who repent and turn to him, those who walk in the light”. It said those who walk in darkness they don't have their sins washed away. It is those who walk in the light they will have their sins washed away. “If we walk in the light as Jesus is in the light we have fellowship and the blood of Jesus washes us purifies us from all sin. Is not that wonderful good news. If you seriously don't want to follow sin anymore, you don't want to follow immorality anymore, if you seriously want to stop lying and being unkind and swearing and drinking and chasing your dreams and desires in this world, then you would get on your knees and cry out to the Lord to know him and come walk in the light with Jesus having his Holy Spirit on you so you can walk in the light. And that is when Jesus Christ will wash away your sins and purify you. He doesn't purify sinners who don't repented. He doesn't purify people walking in darkness, no, it says that if we claim to have fellowship with him yet we walk in darkness we LIE and the truth is not us. 1 John 1:6. at the same time we can't say that we got no sin, 1John 1:8. “If we claimed we have not sinned, we are a liar.” it is time to have a very close relationship with Jesus Christ so we can walk in the light so his blood will cleanse us all from all sin. Is not that wonderful. And that is completely unmerited. It is the only thing God asks from mankind. He doesn't ask you to save yourself by your good works, he doesn't ask you to strive after the law and the Law of Moses and all the moral laws, he ask you to do one thing and that is to turn away in your heart from evil and turn to him, turn to Jesus Christ.

He is the way to be purified and then you'll be in the light and when you're in the light, Jesus Christ's blood will wash you clean from all sin. Now I want to read to you what the Lord God Almighty says about that. List of Lord God says in Ezekiel, “Why don't you turn away from your sins, oh people, and be saved? For I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked.” so God is calling you to turn away from sin. He is not saying that Christians can continue to keep sinning. He is not saying that one sin is fine. Just try and walk as holy as you can, God is saying that he absolutely hates all sin. And that any sin and any darkness that you walk in is going to cause you to fall into the fires of hell. So that is why we have to put aside all sin today if we claim Jesus Christ. And that's what Paul said. He said: “Since we are surrounded by such a cloud of witnesses of faith, let us throw away from ourselves everything that hinders and sin that so easily and entangles us and let us run with perseverance the race of faith, fixing our eyes on Jesus Christ the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. For the joy set before him, he endured the cross scorning its shame and sat down at the right hand of God. And so do not give up and grow weary”. So we must throw out all sin otherwise were going to be ending in the fire. We must realize that all stumbling is going to cause us to fall into hell if we don't repent. So we cannot just think a foolish way and think we are all sinners who are Christian but we'll all continue to sin and you know make mistakes… NO!! Every one of those mistakes is going to damn you to hell unless you repent. So you got to be very serious about your mistakes. If you're not cut to the heart about the mistake you make, about sin you fall to and fear God immensely when you sin. Suddenly worry about the fact that you could end in the fire if you don't repent, then how can the truth be in you? “See to it (Hebrews 12:15) that no one falls short of the grace of God that no bitter root grows up and causes the defilement of many. See that no one is sexually immoral, godless like Esau”…. we have to be serious. Now people don't like to hear the truth but the truth has to be spoken.

We read in Hebrews 10:26 that if we deliberately keep sinning after receiving the knowledge of the truth there is no sacrifice left for us, but a fearful expectation of judgment and the raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. And much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the son of God underfoot and treated unholy, the blood of the covenant as the unholy, and who has insulted the spirit of grace”… So every time we fall to a sin and a mistake, we are getting severe risk of being cut off and that goes for me too. Now I used to be a Christian and sin every day. That was because I was in darkness and I didn't know Jesus at all. I was just a liar and the truth just was not in me. But now that I know Jesus, now he has to be free from sin, if I now go back to my iniquity how much more shall I be judge and how much more would you be judged, if we come to know Jesus and get set free from sin and then go and trample his name in under foot in our evil once more. No wonder there's no sacrifice left for out sins if we do that. That is why when you christian that if you say you keep sinning, well you could be in a pretty hot fire zoo if you don't repent, goodness! We need to have faith and turn from sin and follow Jesus Christ. Listen one John chapter 2: “My dear children I write this that you will not sin but if anyone does sin he has an advocate with the father the righteous one and he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. For we know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. Whoever says I know him but does not keep his commands is a liar.

If anyone obeys his words of love God truly is complete in him. This is how we know that we are in him is that we live as Jesus lived”… Now if you're not living as Jesus lived and you're just continuing in sin then you don't know Jesus and it is time for you to get on your knees in repentance before the Lord seeking to know him so he can set you free from sin so the you don't end up in the fires of hell. And that's how serious it is. One mistake can end you in hell. Jesus said it clearly that if your eye causes you to stumble you'd be better off to pluck it out than be cast into hell with two eyes. That is how serious the matter is. Not a laughing matter to stumble. And is not a light matter to even do one sin. Not at all and if you think it is then there's something seriously wrong with your relationship with Jesus Christ, you simply did not know him nor fear God. Now we don't want to be like this. We want to be obedient sons of God. The ones God listens to listen to. “Everyone who sins breaks the law but you know that Christ appeared that he would take away our sins and in him there is no sin so no one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.” have a look at the word: “Continues to sin”. Now a lot of Christians will say exactly that. They'll say we will all continue to sin. Preachers will preach that yet it's written so very clearly in 1 John the three verse six that nobody who continues to live in him will keep sinning. Why? Because Jesus Christ changes the heart of a person and his blood has actual real power. If you keeps sining you are denying the power of Jesus and not accepting it so that he cannot set you free. We are not here to deny the power of Jesus. We are here to have Jesus sent us free hallelujah, and have the power of the cross live through us cleansing us and changing us from all sin. “Dear children do not let anybody lead you astray, the one who does what is righteous and just as he is righteous but the one what is righteous just as he is righteous, but he who does what is sinful is of the devil because the devil has been sinning since the beginning.” The one who does what is right is righteous, the person who knows Jesus does what is right. He has a new way and that's what happened to me. I had a situation where I used to claim Jesus and I lived at my own life of sin, yet I went to church, I prayed most nights I would pray I would sing to the Lord in the church, yet I would strive after my own life and I would continue to live in my own sins lust and immorality and various sins every day. And I was truly a Christian sinner yet I just didn't know Jesus.

I was on my way to hell because it's written that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God and because I was immoral, it says the immoral people will not inherit the kingdom of God. The immoral people and I wasn't holy. I wasn't a dedicated to the Lord only. I was busy chasing my career and my goals and my desires. You cannot do that if you want to enter the kingdom of heaven. It doesn't matter what any other Christian wants to tell you because it says that those who are conformed to the world are God's enemy. And it is written so very clearly that, “Do not love the world nor the things of the world because if you do then you make yourselves God's enemy”. Now listen: therefore with minds that are alert and fully sober (1 Peter 1:13) set your hope on the grace to be brought to you through Jesus when he is revealed at his coming. As a obedient children do not conform to your evil desires you had you when you living in ignorance, (and that's how I used to live in complete ignorance I was headed to the fire) just as he who called you is holy, so you also must be holy for it is written be holy for I am holy. Since you call him a father who judges each person's work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear, fear of God. For we know that it is not with perishable things that you are redeemed from the empty way of life handed down by your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Jesus Christ without blemish or defect. He was chosen before the creation of the world by God and was revealed at these times for your sake, so through him you believe in God and raised from the dead so your faith and hope are now in God.

So you have been purified by obeying the truth that you must have sincere love for each other and it is those who have been born again not of perishable seed but of imperishable seed through the living and enduring word of God. For people are like grass and they die like the flowers of the field but the by the word of God lives on forever”… It is so it is so clearly written dear friends that you must seek to know Jesus Christ and turn away from all your sins and fear God. If you fear the Lord and then you will know that he will impartially judge you on all you do in your body every deed you do in your flesh the Lord God will impartially judge you for and he will judge you if you continue to make mistakes and you don't repent. It is that proving that you are contemptuous of the blood of Jesus and you're not very fearful of turning away from evil that God hates for God loves NO sin at all. So when Christians come to you and they say that we are all sinners and it's all fine and we are just going to be forgiven by Jesus, we know that they're liars and the truth is not in them because it so clearly written that in Jesus there is NO sin and those who are in Jesus Christ do not continue to PRACTICE sin. That is written very clearly. So friends today I was showing you how my past life, and my present life is reflective of this truth. You see these words may mean nothing to you unless there is a testimony and I can tell you truly through my testimony that these words are true because when I didn't know Jesus and I didn't abide in him and I was walking in darkness even though I believed in the Bible, and I prayed but I continue to sin every day, I can tell you truly that when you walk in darkness you truly cannot know the Lord. He doesn't hear your prayers. God didn't hear my prayer. I would pray but God didn't listen. Why? Because I was in sin ad didn't care about repenting. So it is true that when I was walking in sin as a professed Christian, I was on my way to hell. I wasn't plucking out the eye of stumbling and I would have ended in hell with two eyes except that Jesus Christ warned me to repent out of his grace and out of his mercy and so what happened was I came to walk in the light because I dedicated myself to the Lord and turned from my sins. And when you walk in the light there is no darkness and when you walk in the light the blood of Jesus clenses you from all sin. And so that is what we are here to do today.

We are here to turn away from every stumbling way. We are here to turn away from every path that can make us fall into the fire. We are here to turn away from every single little word that could condemn us on the last day. And instead we are here to walk in the light of Jesus Christ hallelujah. As it's written; if we walk in the light we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus purifies us from all sin. So that's what we're here to do. We are not here to walk in darkness. If we claim to fellowship with Christ yet we walk in darkness, darkness is sin, following your desires are following the world chasing the disputes of this world and all the dark things of this world, it says that we are liars and the truth is not in us. That is so very true, because the truth is alive and is sharp and is powerful. The truth of Jesus Christ sets you free from sin and that's what happened to me. I was a sinner and I became an ex sinner by the power of Jesus Christ. And so the only way that you can have this as well is for you also become an ex-sinner through the power of Jesus Christ. Turn away from your sins and iniquities and dedicate yourselves solely to the kingdom of God, to Jesus Christ. Get to know him. Get his power to flow into your life.......