Monday, April 29, 2013

DOOMSDAY PREPPERS: PLAN B AND RAPTURE

People are getting all worried about things like the coming Antichrist and the getting all worried about martial law and the collapse of law and order and society and all kinds of things that they might see on the Alex Jones show and all kinds of things. They say that they need backup plans just in case things don't work out how they think they might work out. Dear friend no kind of prepping can prepare yourself for what is to come. People they go and build themselves special shelters out in the wilderness hoping to escape nuclear war and the Mark of the Beast. But they are not being honest with God and don't trust God. So what makes you think you can save yourself. That's why people say I want a plan B in case there's no rapture. Friends if you don't know Jesus, how are you going to face anything that is to come between now and the rapture. And you wont even make no rapture if you don't follow and know Jesus. You got to trust in God as Jesus said very clearly that he who tries to save his life is going to lose it, but he loses his life for the sake of the kingdom is going to save it. So I want to ask you today, are you saving your life today and trying to find out all sorts of plans to prepare for doomsday? Or are you losing your life on this earth for the sake of the kingdom so you're putting away your chasings of pursuits and you're not living for yourself anymore instead you're living for God, that's what losing your life is. You no longer have a life such as the world would want you to have.

Now we all got to make money and have our jobs and be responsible for our families but we got to put Jesus Christ first. He is the one who we should be putting first and listening to. Few people know Jesus that's why they're busy looking for PLAN B. that's why they're busy planning for the antichrist. They don't know Jesus. Friend you are not going to escape nothing certainly not God's judgment for God's judgment is the antichrist anyway. And the antichrist is coming to sort out the lukewarm Christians. And everybody who is not ready for the kingdom is going to be sorted by the antichrist. Dear friends, the Lord is not mocked, he is looking for you to repent and turn away from your sins so that he can lead you in times of trouble. You can't prepare for nuclear war, you can't prepare for the collapse of society. You'll be like a what is written; a man will run from a lion only to be chased by a bear and then he'll escape into his house and lead against the wall and a snake will bite him. Don't be wicked, instead trust Jesus Christ. Don't be like the foolish man who trusts in himself. He is a parched stick in the desert. You trust Jesus, no matter what comes between now and the rapture. You need to trust Jesus so that you can know what to do in whatever comes. You are not going to prepare for no Antichrist. You can only prepare to meet the Lord and get to know him so whatever may come you will understand what to do. Don't be the fool who is prepping himself for destruction making himself hideouts and the trying to save himself. He wont be saved. He will be the laughing stock. The only people who will find safety are those who repent of their sins now. Who follow Jesus now. Who get serious about the Lord now and they seek to know his will for them now and they do his will. And when he does return in the rapture which will be soon, he is going to take such servants who are doing the will of the master who are trusting in him having FAITH. They are not running around looking at plan B and being all scared about the Mark of the beast and the antichrist.

You know these things are coming but they're God's judgment upon the foolish. But we aren't here to be foolish. We're here to prepare for the Lord and to be led forth by him now so that whenever he may come as a thief in the night, he will be able to take us. Because it is going to be too late for many once the Lord does return and they will find out that all their foolish ways got them nowhere. It is only those who trusted in the Lord and made him their strength who would be taken by the Lord Jesus Christ. And very few are going to be taken because very few care to trust the Lord and REPENT. You know if you don't repent the Lord will not take you nowhere. You will not enter the kingdom of heaven unless you repent. People who say that you don't need to repent are blind. You MUST repent. If you don't turn away from your sins you cannot come to know Jesus. Jesus requires us to repent, turn from evil and call upon the name of the Lord to be saved. And if you do that you will come on the new way and you'll be able to please the Lord and he will be with you always in trouble and in peace, and he will give you strength and he will lead you and he will guide you. And you will in time enter his kingdom and receive your reward. Are you planning for plan B? Or are you seeking to know and follow Jesus today?...

Saturday, April 27, 2013

WHY CHRISTIANS END IN HELL

The Lord will help us to enter his kingdom if we are serious about it so that's why we're here today is to be serious about Jesus. And that's why I'm here. I'm here to be serious about Jesus and give myself to being serious about Jesus hallelujah and doing it daily because what Jesus called me to be. Jesus called me to come out from the world. Come out from all my following of this society all its music and fun sports pursuits, and Jesus called me to come out from these things and instead come and follow him praise the Lord. And that's what Jesus wants you to do as well he wants you to come out from the world and be separate from the ways that lead to destruction, because Jesus has a sincere and serious warning for this generation and this time and for the church and his warning is to come out from the world my people be separate or you'll be left behind. His warning is to be separate before it's too late. And when it's too late and we end up in the fire.

And I wanted to talk about this today was that Christians end up in hell. Why they end up in hell? You see salvation is not something that you attain now. It's not something you can say well you know brother I am saved and sealed in it's all good. No dear friends, salvation is something that you obtain after you have remained faithful in a relationship with Jesus until the end. And then when you enter the kingdom having abided in the Lord and you go through the gates of heaven, then you shall inherit the crown of life and it is there that you shall have your reward of salvation. But on this earth we do not have salvation. We only have the hope of salvation and the Spirit of God with us that if we stay with him we will indeed enter his kingdom, because he washes us clean from our sins if we truly repent. And so that's what Jesus did for us. He came to die for us and to set an example. An example of denying yourself and following him. And that is why people aren't saved now because many people believe that, they say; brother I am all saved and it's wonderful. No you are not, nobody's saved yet… and what happens is the Gospel which is the seed of the word of the truth goes into people's hearts and it falls on some hearts that the person says well I love this gospel I accept the gospel I believes in Jesus and it's wonderful that I can come to the truth. And they are enthusiastic for a little while but in time the cares of this life come up and they choke out the gospel seed and it dies.

You see this person didn't receive eternal life at that point when the seed came into his heart. No, the seed has to grow and then bear fruit and then the Lord has to harvest the seed and he gives eternal life at the end. And so that's what happens to the seed that lands on the good mans heart, is that the seed grows and then after a time when it is been in the good ground for long enough which is a person who does the word and is a doer of the Word, and then the seed grows and bears fruit and the father collects the fruit and then he rewards the person with eternal life. You see that is how we have salvation. There is not that not one single person on this earth who is saved now. Nobody's saved. Everybody is on a way to salvation or to hell today. Either you're on the way to salvation on the narrow way abiding with Jesus our Savior or you're on the broad path of sin. And the way to know which path you are on is what you are doing. Are you doing sin today? Then you're on the broad path to hell. Are you doing the works of salvation today which is faith and abiding in Jesus? Then you are on the way to the kingdom of God if you have indeed given yourself to Jesus and to have faith in him. Because what happens is if you do that the Lord will reveal himself to you and he will give you a relationship with him and he will lead you. And that is how we enter the kingdom of God. You see many Christians end up in hell because they don't endure to the end. I saw in my dream some years ago where the Lord was speaking saying; look at these people you see. And they were going into the hot waters of trial and I saw these people entering trial and then some people came out of the trial at the end and they went into the kingdom of God. But some other people didn't come out of the trial they failed. You see they were never all saved to begin with. They all believe the gospel and they all believe that Jesus saves and so they turned to him, and they experienced his forgiveness of sins, but then for some reason or other just some fell away to this way and some fell away to that way and they didn't endure the trials and they didn't pass the test and they didn't go to the kingdom of God. No they perished.

And you see all these Christians would probably believe that they would enter the kingdom yet the cares of life choked their seed out, and they thought they still might get into the kingdom but they died and they find out that they go to hell because God is not mocked at all. When you practice sin and you do what is unrighteous then you end up and up in hell even if you're a Christian. It doesn't matter because nobody is saved on this earth at this time until they have walked the narrow way with the Lord Jesus Christ. And that's what we're here to do today. We're here to walk this narrow way of following Jesus and to keep away from the false paths that lead to hell. We're here to abide with him. Because I tell you truly friends that only if you abide with Jesus can you walk the narrow way and only if you abide with Jesus can you bear fruit, and you can't have good ground if you don't give yourself to Jesus because only Jesus can change your heart. If you got a stony heart you need to repent. If you got a weedy heart that's worried about the cares of life or you are just dishonest in your life, then you need to repent and Jesus will change you and you can become good ground. But when you have good grounds it is then that your walk starts. It doesn't finish you are not saved then, that's when your walks begins. And when you abide with Jesus to the very end and then he takes you through trials and testings to develop your endurance and you stay faithful to him he will save you and then he will give you the reward at the end. As Paul said, he said we all have that hope and that is the hope is that we will have the reward, and the reward is the crown of life eternal life and that's a hope. And when we walk and abide with Jesus we have passed from death to life but when you don't abide with Jesus you're going back to death. So friends we are here to pass from death to life and then stay in life until the end until we enter the kingdom until we are saved and sealed. We are sealed up there. We are not sealed down here, we are sealed once we endure to the end because at any time we can follow Satan and end up in hell. There was one particular brother in Nigeria who was shown by the Lord Jesus Christ after a time of prayer and fasting. He was showing these the people who ended up in the fire who thought that they were saved and one particular Christian had gone to prison for preaching Jesus but in prison he had gone a false way and he ended up dying in in this sin and he ended up in hell. And some other top leaders of some big churches over there thought they were going to heaven. But when Jesus showed these people in the fire that they were saying why they were there.

Some were there because they were dishonest and some were there because they were self-righteous and they were covetous. Some were there because the they weren't sincere with the Lord and they weren't honest with him so they had guile in their life; deceit and hypocrisy and lying. You know these things don't go to heaven even though they might say you will go to heaven. But the problem is Christians think that that they can still lie and they can still have deceit and and have hypocrisy in their life, and they still think that they could still enter the kingdom of heaven. But God is not mocked and you will end up in hell. He is looking for people who obey Jesus not people who go on and practice evil. And some other people were there because of their self-will. You know they wanted to do all these things for the Lord but they don't go to Jesus and instead they get into false ministries. Fake people lay hands on them and give them a strange fire that's not the Holy Spirit they start going around and doing all these big things in the name of Jesus and then they die and go to hell because they were following the false fake way and having sins in their life. And the start of it is often divorce somebody and start lying and living in sin, and then they end up going to hell, let alone all the false doctrines that they follow. You know and some other pastors ended up in hell that this brother saw who preached false doctrine. You know if you preach false doctrine and you start going against the true gospel of Jesus about turning from sin and following Jesus, you're going to end up in hell to for every false way that you follow you will be condemned. And so now one man ended up in the fire of hell because he was giving wrong counsel to people. He was giving them the wisdom of man. He was telling people to do things that were against God's will.

And he got people to fall away from the truth because of that and God judged him and he ended up in hell because he didn't repent and he didn't stay serious. And another man ended up in hell because he lived in compromise. He compromised his faith. You know he was dishonest and you know he was a Christian but then he started to live in compromise. Started doing things that were not right. You know once you do that friends you are on the way to the fire and the Lord will leave you and push you to repent but if you don't heed and you don't repent what happens is one day the Lord will come upon you suddenly at a time that you think not and he will cut you off. And then all of a sudden too late and then you will wish that you had listened. You know and many people end up in the fire friends because they are not sincere with the Lord, they don't fear God. And they don't have a fear of God that they know that he is holy. And so they think they can get away with anything and so they start saying that well you know Jesus will let me get away with it and Jesus will be okay about this and Jesus will understand about my lifestyle right now. But the thing is what happens is they find out that Jesus didn't understand them and in fact they got judged and the father had ended up them being cast into hell. And so friends we got to be serious and we have to fear God, because in this life you know while we're going around thinking that we're all saved but we just keep living in our sin, what happens is that is when we will come into big trouble and as we go on into deceit in lying in not being serious about Jesus in having false ways in our talk, gossips and having all these ways that aren't right before God, the thing is the Lord is giving you a mercy time to repent yes, but the thing is God doesn't give that mercy time forever.

And you must understand that before you many people have been cut off already and are now in hell. So what makes you think that God is going to treat you any more special than them when we know that God is not a respectable persons and God has cut people off before you and cast them into hell for sin. What makes you think that he's suddenly going to give you some leniency just because you think that your going to get away with you're a sloppy lifestyle. Dear friends God is not mocked and he is seriously calling you to repent and he's giving us that time to get it right and that's why he's a merciful God. He gives us time to get it right. But the thing is that time is not forever and it is at a time when you think not that it will be cut off and then you will wish that you had heeded and it will be too late. So that's why as Christians we are here to be warned by the truth. You know the truth will judge us all. Nobody is above the truth. Just because somebody preaches the truth or teaches the truth or you teach the truth, doesn't mean that somehow the truth doesn't apply to you. And that's a big mistake many pastors make is that they think that the truth must not apply to them because they are preaching it. But the thing is the truth does apply to them. In fact Jesus said that you'll be judged harder. And so the thing is friends we have to fear God today. We got to know that the truth doesn't change. The truth doesn't change to your ideas. The truth doesn't change to your whims or your philosophy. It doesn't change. In fact your philosophy will condemn you. And so that is why we have to be a abiding in Jesus today in holiness so that we don't end up in hell like these other Christians who are not serious about Jesus. You know we got to understand today that we are on the way to the kingdom and we are not saved and sealed until we have stayed with Jesus until the very end. And he will save us. That is our hope. We live in a hope that we will attain if we stay sincere, and if we stay abiding with the Holy Spirit. And that's why Jesus gives us the confidence and strength to do that. And that's why he sends the Holy Spirit. You see when a sinner gets on his knees and he cries out to Jesus to forgive him, he gets that wonderful feeling of forgiveness come into his heart and that wonderful born-again feel. He's come to the start of the race of faith. But you see it is there that many people fall away as I was talking about earlier about the parable of the seeds where Jesus said about all these people that heard the word of truth and the seed went into their heart, and that they were liberated and they were born-again and felt so wonderful because of all these wonderful things that Jesus does for us when we repent, but the thing is it wasn't sincere wasn't lasting. And Jesus said that a lot of these people the seed died because of the weeds that grew up, the cares of life, and then the seed also was snatched away by the devil and persecution and the people fell away from the faith, and then they all end up in darkness and Jesus says that if you have been brought into the light and then you just go back to the darkness, then more devils will come into you and more trouble.

And maybe would be better off for you not to have known the way of truth. So people say well you know I've been born again how can I not be unborn again again? But then they forgot where it is written that the people who have known the way of truth and experienced all the ways of truth and the Holy Spirit and they go walking off back the sin, it says there is no repentance for them. And so friends we got to be serious and we got to be sincere today. And if we have repentance in our heart today, we can turn away from our sins today then today is the day to be doing that hallelujah. So we have to understand today that there is no salvation now. It's only when we endure. It's only when we get to the end of the race of faith not the beginning. And then the seed bears fruit in your life. It is all about that relationship with Jesus Christ. If you do not have a relationship with Jesus then you have a problem. You have not passed from death to life yet and don't have a guide to take you to the kingdom. So how can you enter the kingdom if you don't abide with Jesus because you don't know him. That's why if we want to walk this Way to the kingdom and not to the way of hell which is the way by default then we need to be seeking Jesus today until we find him. And there's no use trying to find the Lord just in doing other things. You have to find him and actually turning to him praying and seeking. That's the only way. You know that you can't find that the way of life by listening to other people and going to church or reading the Bible or reading testimonies or reading all sorts of books that other Christians have written. These things are not going to make you know Jesus. They are going to point you to Jesus, but you have to actually go to the Lord Jesus yourself and you got to pray and seek him. What is the use of knowing about the words of Jesus where he says that all who come to me will get life and the living water flowing into them, what is the use of knowing that if you don't go to Jesus.

You gain nothing. You just gained wisdom but you won't go to the truth which makes you doubly foolish if you end up in the fire. Because at least you were not like the unbelievers who didn't know the truth. You were somebody who knew but you just spent your time in procrastinating. So friends we got to be serious and we got to come to the Lord to know the truth otherwise how can we be saved? How can we enter the kingdom? How can we abide with Jesus if we don't know him? That's why I say that you got to seek the Lord to know him in your life. So he can lead you in all you do. And Jesus does hear and he does speak to those who repent. You see the Lord said that if you obey me then I will make myself known to you and my father will come and live with your and he will give you the Holy Spirit. Some people they don't have the Holy Spirit so they so they ask how to have the Holy Spirit. Jesus said the way. He said if you abide in me and obey my commandments I will give you the Holy Spirit. That's the way. The Lord will give you these things if you obey and abide with him. But if you don't want to get on your knees first in faith and go and seek, how can you find? Now people they go and seek for a little while and they try and test the Lord and they think in their hearts the Lords got to speak to me otherwise he is not real. And they seek for a little while and give up and go away. You know friends what is the point of this? We already have the living God all around us. You go and pick up a stone God is there. There is no excuse. All we have to do is lay faith in the Lord and live for him from now on no matter what you see or hear and give yourself to his ways. And what happens is with true faith, then the Lord will lead you he will help you in your life and lead you and show you things. But you have to actually go to him to be led by him. You don't just go there a little while and then just give up. The Lord is looking for people who actually are sincere and do have faith just like Abraham. He had faith too. He didn't really understand and know things when it was difficult and he didn't really understand too much, but he decided to have faith in the Lord even though he didn't know. And the Lord showed him how things go. And he was rewarded because of his faith.

And thats how Christians are to be. We got to be seeking that relationship with the Lord and we got to be speaking with Jesus and not be all caught up in religious affairs. Religion is poison. It will poison your soul. It will keep you in darkness so that you end up in hell that all these religious Christians are going to. Because friends there is no eternal life and outside of a relationship with Jesus and you cannot endure until the end if you don't have a relationship with Jesus. It is impossible because Jesus himself said in the Bible that without me you can do absolutely nothing. And so that's why I'm here to tell you today that we have to seek that relationship with Jesus Christ. We have to give our lives to him in sincerity and stop just coming and doing religious stuff, and actually be serious about the Lord and seeking to know him for real and then having his spirit in you so that you can live after the ways of God hallelujah. So let us be sincere today and not be in any false ways like these Christians who ended up in hell. You know like that pastor who was living in guile. Guile is covertness and hypocrisy and deceit. Friends we got to turn away from these things. We got to turn away from our dishonesty. People can be very dishonest. They have money and they are dishonest with it, or they dishonestly trying get money. Or they extort money out of people. Friend's extortioners don't go to heaven. Christian extortioners end in the fires of hell with the unbelievers. If you are an extortioner and you try to extort money out of people from unjust and unholy means, dishonest means and lying, then you will go to hell. In fact you're on your way to hell now if you're doing that. You know and the same goes for a living in unfairness and treating people in with an evil heart and doing things that aren't righteous before God. That all goes for me too. We got to examine ourselves daily with the Lord. We got to ask ourselves are we right with the Lord today.

If you are sincere with the Lord he will show you. He doesn't want you to end up in the fire so he gives you his helper the Holy Spirit to show you all things that are wrong. But you got to listen. If you want to walk this narrow way to the kingdom following Jesus you have to listen. And if you don't listen how can the holy spirit guide you if you are not willing to listen but you just want to listen to your own way and to follow your own ways. But friend that's why we're here today, we are here to listen to the Lord God and we are here to seek to know him in a relationship so that he can lead us on to the path of truth. And we can get before him in repentance and we can be sincere in our lives every day knowing that we will attain salvation at the end if we stay faithful if we abide in Jesus and we don't turn away to sin. That's the only way to attain our salvation. There is no such thing as these foolish gospels that say you're all saved now and welcome to heaven. No dear friends, you have to endure and there are many trials on the way to heaven. And if you endure you will make it. And that's what I saw in my dream. The Lord was saying look at these people, the ones that are coming out of the trial, they endure until the end and they receive the crown of life. They ended up going into the kingdom. But then we see that other people they were in the heat of trial and they didn't come out. They didn't enter the kingdom they didn't overcome. They fell to sin. You see that's why we get tempted. The devil tempts us to fall to sin. He temps us to go to sin and come back to sin and that's what causes us to fall to hell is sin.

That is why the Lord says to repent. You repent of self-righteousness thinking that your righteous while you go on in sin. You got to be humble before the Lord because none of us are righteous inside. We all have these hearts of wickedness and these hearts of evil but what happens is we deny and we crucify those things daily. And we humbly allow the Lords Way to live through us. That's why there's no righteous men. That's why there's no working to heaven, why having work as filthy rags. Because I tell you truly friends the works of your heart are full of evil and the only way we can follow Jesus is to make sure that we turn away from our flesh, crucify him daily and instead follow Jesus. Have his new way in our hearts always. Don't follow that old way that old man. You know if you follow the new way I'm sure you don't want to meet your old man anymore. I am sure if he comes around to you and you would be anxious to get out of his company you want to know him anymore and he might plead with you to come back onto the old way. You say no, I am following the new way now I don't want anything to do with you. Thats how we got to be daily. You can't have anything to do with the old way. And that will keep you humble because we know the there is nothing good in us and it is through Christ alone that we have this wonderful new way. How can you have pride and self-righteousness while you have these things that you know are in your heart you need to turn away from. You would not want the Lord to expose what's in your heart to the world would you! We got to turn away from the things of the heart and crucify them and the Lord will indeed wash us clean. And that's why we cant be self righteous. That's why we can't think we are better than anybody else. You are probably worse than some people. The thing is friends we got to be serious and if we are taking the Lord seriously like this, and we are being humbled knowing that there is nothing good in us and that we want the Lord to live in us, and we crucify ourselves daily, then Jesus sees that. He sees that you're somebody who who is sincere and that's the person Jesus will help. Somebody who is humble. He is like that tax collector who was beating his breast in the market square in the praying place and asking God to forgive him. And he knew that he was evil, he had to turn away from his sin. He knew he had to turn away. He was sincere with God so he said, I got to turn away from my evil way. And the Lord justifies such people because they're sincere. They are not like the foolish self-righteous Christians who say they are all saved and sealed and it's all fun is all through faith and we can keep sin.

They are dishonest people. God does not allow dishonest people into heaven. They are dishonest with God because they are saying God allows them in their sin to go to heaven when God clearly said that they got to be holy and they got to turn away from their sin. So they're trying to expect God to be dishonest so that's why they preach a dishonest gospel. It is completely dishonest. And the thing is in the end they'll find out that God is not dishonest like they are. And in their dishonesty they'll end up in hell, because God expects us to live right and to follow his new way inside and to crucify our evil paths inside. Crucify our lusts, crucified the flesh that just wants to take us after chasing the world. That wants to take us after money. Wants to take us after all these things that are not righteous before God. We got to crucify that. We got to follow Jesus and then we won't have self-righteousness. You'll be humble knowing that there's nothing good in you except you follow Jesus and then that's where the good comes from, it comes from God hallelujah. Is not it wonderful that we can have that humbleness come into our hearts. Self-righteousness friends ends up in hell because when you're self-righteous your hard of hearts following your flesh thinking that you are in the right way. When we're following the flesh thinking that we're saved and sealed, that is what self-righteousness is, then we're going to end up in hell because we are not going to be sincere about Jesus. But is not it wonderful friends that we can be sincere about Jesus today and we can be serious about doing good for the Lord. Not letting our right hand know what our left is doing. Some people, they like to boast about what they do for Jesus. But God's not mocked. You know you get no reward at all. Jesus said don't let your right hand know what your left hand is doing. You are not here to say how wonderful we are. We are here to give ourselves to the Lord and be humble, and have humility.

And we are not here to prove anything. We are here to follow the Lord. We are here to prove to God that we are sincere. We don't need to prove anything to people. You don't have to be led by anybody. If you're led by people you're going to fall into a ditch. If you led by a church you will fall in a ditch. If you're pastor leads, you will fall in a ditch. The only way you can be led is to be led by Jesus Christ. And the only way you can be led by Jesus Christ is to get on your knees and repent and be sincere about him. And then he will be faithful and he will come into your life and he will set you free from your sins praise God. So that's what we're here to be friends. We are here to be sincere about Jesus and we're here to know that God is not mocked and we got to fear God today. We got to have the fear of the Lord in our hearts and if we have the fear of the Lord then we will be able to enter his kingdom praise the Lord. And know that Christians are in hell now. Know that many go to hell because they're not sincere. Know that the seed dies in the hearts of many. So let us strive to prove our faith and to make our election sure. You know why else would Paul say to strive to make your election sure. We want to have our election sure. It's something that we'll have in the future. It's a hope. It is not something you got now. Christians are very foolishly deceived when they say, I am saved now. They say, don't try and shake my faith I am already saved. Friends we got to strive now. We got to make our election sure. And we will have that hope if we follow Jesus. It is not an easy thing. Walking the narrow way is not easy. Very few people in the end will actually get into heaven. A lot of Christians will go to hell when they thought they were saved. They were just not honest. They were doing things that were unrighteous in their life. They went being sincere with God and were allowing dishonesty into their life. False ways into their life. They weren't allowing the ways of God to come into their life. But we are not here to be like that friends. We are here to be dedicated followers of the Lord Jesus Christ hallelujah. And then when we have turned to him in repentance we're here to continue to follow him praise the Lord. You know this world has being deceived by many false gospels and you know at these big evangelist meetings, often they'll say are you ready to accept the Lord Jesus as your saviour?

And the people say yes and they say you're saved now after they pray about it. But that's not true, that is a lie. You are not saved now. You have come on the way of faith. And they should have been saying well now you must follow the Lord. Dedicates yourself to him. But they don't say that, they say you're saved now. So what happens is that person he walks out of the meeting next week he forgot about it. Just keeps living his old life. You know it's only those who are touched by the Lord who are changed. They are the ones who really repent. Some of them might be at the meeting too. They might hear that you got to turn to Jesus and so they do turn to him but they're sincere about it because they realise about hell the Holy Spirit convicts them of hell. And they turned from their sins and they end up being sincere with the Lord all the way to the end and the end up in heaven. But that preacher might still end up in hell because the truth he preached wasn't from him. And thats what people think they think that their works will burn the earth. They think that the truth they are speaking is their own so they think they're above the truth. But then the Lord ends them in hell because they live in pride and self-righteousness or they live in false ways and start sinning. And then they wonder why they're in hell so they say, I preach the truth. But the thing is the truth is not their own. The truth isn't the compromised. You know you can't get above the truth by preaching the truth. There is no power games with God. You don't become somebody in heaven just because you start preaching the truth. So many of these famous ministers even after having led so many people to the Lord they ended up in hell themselves because they weren't serious. In the end the truth they preached wasn't theirs anyway and they ended up in the fire because they weren't serious about their life. They had things in their life and they were doing things that were ungodly in the sight of God.

And things he was not pleased about and he gave them time to repent but they didn't repent and that's why these top preachers ended up in hell that this man saw in Nigeria. They were in hell. They said the truth was not ours, it was Gods after all but we thought we were above the truth, we thought that the truth didn't apply to us. But it does. It does apply to you. The truth of following Jesus and being holy applies to you and it applies to you now. And the truth will judge us all. And no man will be somehow favored over another. You know God was ready to cut David off and send him to hell to if he didn't repent. But God gave David a time to repent of his immorality. But if he didn't repent he would go straight to hell. No immoral persons who cheat on their wives or commit sexual immorality go to heaven. And the thing is luckily David had a heart to repent. That's what you must do. You must repent and if you repent then the Lord will be faithful and wash away your sins but if you don't repent watch out because the Lord will come upon you at a time that you think not, and then he's going to cut you off and he will cut you off and cast you out. So let us be serious and let us have ourselves focused on the Lord......

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

SINNERS NOT WELCOME IN HEAVEN

It Is a wonderful day today that we can follow Jesus today while we are living in this world. Today I wanted to bring your attention to the verse where it does say “my spirit is willing but the flesh is weak”. And spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. And this is the problem that we have at this time, is that we have a willing spirit, but our flesh is weak. And what happens is when we follow the ways of the flesh then we kill the spirit, which is what I want to bring your attention today, is about the words of Jesus where Jesus said that when his Word is preached his truth and the seed gets thrown, the seed of truth that is the word, goes into people's hearts and those people have all different kinds of ground. There is the weedy ground of people who allow the desires and the cares of life to bring them away from the truth and the seed dies. There is the ground where people allow their desires of the flesh to bring them away from the truth and they die. The pride of the eyes the lusts of the flesh and the pride of life. Then there's the ground where the seed lands on a stony heart and the person hears the truth and loves the truth and accepts and follows the truth for little while but then he puts it out and then Satan snatched it away and he's not a follower of the truth no more, because satan takes it away and he didn't have good ground in his heart. But then there's those who hear the truth and who realize that this truth is true and they want to do the true so they become doers of the word. They want to do the truth. They put out their lusts. They turn away from their sin and they follow Jesus and they give them self to him and they abide in him as he said that he is the vine and you are the branches and if you abide in me you will bear good fruit. So Jesus said in the parable that these people bear fruit some 30 folds some 60 fold of some 100 fold.

They are like the two servants of the parable of the talents where Jesus said to them who have increased their talents: well done my faithful servants well done. And these people went into the kingdom of God. But then what about those whose hearts were not pure, were not good ground and they allowed the lusts of the flesh take them to the fire. What of them? It says that there seed died. You know the flesh is weak but the spirit is willing. So if we allow ourselves to follow the flesh that means that our seed is going to die and soon the Spirit will no longer be willing because it will die. It will end up in the fire. That's where eternal death is. But the thing is if we are dedicated to this tightrope the narrow way, and we are good ground that means we're DOING the word. People say to pray for me I'm struggling with this sin or struggling with that sin. You know only you can help yourself to follow the Lord and it depends what ground your heart is. How serious are you about turning away from your desires. Now if you have good grounds you'll make sure you do and you would do whatever it takes to be a doer of the word. Now doing the word means that you are actually going to do Jesus commandments. Jesus talks about cutting sin out of your life. Jesus talks about denying yourself and following him. He talks about hating your life for his sake and not loving your life but hating your life with his sake. And what is your life? Your life is many wonderful things. People say I want to live a life. They want their parties, they want their career, they want their dreams, they want the holidays and all these things that they want for a LIFE they want their life. But Jesus said that if you are prepared to give these things away for his sake then you will find life. But if you cling onto that life and instead let your flesh and rule you then you will lose your life as Jesus said. Dear friends we are here not to follow those way otherwise we're not doers of the word. Doers of the word are the only ones who are the good ground. They're the only ones who enter the kingdom of God. Doers of the word. Jesus said, “Why do you call me Lord Lord and you don't do what I say?” But we are here to be doers of the word. And that's what Jesus said he said those who are doers of the word are those who have good hearts and good ground and they hear about the gospel and they do it. And what is this doing what this doing? It is obeying and following Jesus's words doing of his words. And Jesus clearly said that we must deny ourselves and follow him.

So you know when you come along and you want to be set free from all your desires and things you're following today that aren't right before God, then you go to become a DOER of the word, otherwise you just going to procrastinate and nothings going to happen for you. Jesus doesn't help people who are not serious doers of the word. They say I should turn away from this and I should turn away from that but they don't away from it. What is the use of saying that you should do this or that. That means you are like that old drunk at the bar or that drug dealers who says I should stop doing this but he just doesn't do it. He knows he is in bondage to those things but he wont just stop. He says I should but he just procrastinates. And every day he gets nearer to the fire. You know that is the same if you if you just keep following your lusts and desires. You say I should do this and I should stop and I should stop looking at this….But when are you going to make a serious decision about this? You know why we so procrastinating? Every day we procrastinate is a day lost and a day closer to the fire. Let us not procrastinate to hell. That proves that we got weedy ground or stony ground or ground that the sparrows come and take away the seed, the devil, friends we got to be dedicated to Jesus we got a turn away from these things we got to start becoming doers of the word and make a serious decision for it today. Talk is nothing, action is what counts. Talk means nothing. Otherwise we are just procrastinating ourselves away to the fire. But if we are full of action that means we're going to be focused on being doers and we're going to be on the narrow way keeping our eyes on Jesus not just saying that we will go and pray and seek him. But actually going and doing that. And then because you seek of course he reveals himself to you. That is what he did for me he will do it for you. And if you are doing this he will reward you and he will lead you. You can't get a victory from Jesus over sin unless you're prepared to become a doer instead of procrastinating just saying all this stuff. It means nothing it's all smoke. Words is smoke actions is what counts. You can say you believe all you like but if you don't really believe where it is not in your heart as a doing belief then it is pointless, absolutely pointless.

We've got to stop procrastinating. We have got to actually stand up and become doers of the word and actually turn away from our sins. We got to actually do that. It takes effort to turn away from temptation. It takes a decision, it takes a real decision. It takes a real action to turn away from a lust or desire that is trying to take you onto a false path. That takes gumption. You know you are not going to do it just saying you should stop. That is going to fix nothing. You are only going to turn away from things if you yourself make a decision. You know we live in a very fallen and foolish society. We live in a society that just takes drugs. We got this problem and that problem in America and you know what they are going to do? They just go and pop pills. The will drug themselves up and then they can't make any decision. You know we live in a society that puts Band-Aids on everything and tries to make its okay. You know but they never get down to the real problem. Full of psychologists and counselors and drugs and prescription drugs and medicine. It is a wicked society. If that's how you are going to run your life, how can you become a doer of the word? You are just going to be doped to hell. You just gonna be numbed all the way to the fire. You know we have to be separate and we got to get a clear mind. Stop taking your drugs and whatever. Stop drinking, stop all these things and start clearing out your mind and become a doer of the word of a sound mind. You know there's no point following Jesus if you havnt got a sound mind. If you're drugged up because you got this psychosis and that psychosis, you're drugged up because you got this problem and that problem, and all the psychotic drugs people take these days and all the pain killing drugs and all this nonsense, no wonder they can't find their way to the kingdom because they are so doped up friends and that's the problem with the society. It is a society that's doped up on pop music and drugs and alcohol and parties and foolish nonsense. And they are brainwashed every day by their TV and all their foolish movies that's all lies. So this whole societies run on lies. They watch lies everyday they believe lies and they follow lies.

And so that's why they can't walk the narrow way. That's why the seed comes into their heart but it lands on stony ground, it lands on weedy ground. It lands on ground and it doesn't take root. They never become doers of the word because they don't have a good heart. We are here to be good men's hearts. While we have the time we are hear to turn away from our ways. Some people they message me and they say, I have a problem with this and I go and have a look at their profile and they got all the world all over it. No wonder you got a problem you're following the world. You know people follow this rockstar they follow that poster, they are focused on the world and focused on Hollywood, they are focused on movies you know they spent their time at parties with friends and wonder why they can't follow God. Of corse you cannot follow God. You can only follow God when you turn away from your sins and turn away from worldliness and the broad road. Jesus said that narrows is the way to life and you're not going to follow him unless you walk the narrow way so unless you're prepared to get onto your Facebook and delete all your trash and then get into your life and delete all that, and then get a sound mind and throw all your drugs out and you start following Jesus and praying and becoming sound in your mind, how can you following him? You cant. You cannot follow him while you're following all this stuff that Satan's got you in. you got to turn away from it all and we got to start becoming clear of mind you know clear of thinking so that we can actually have a chance of following Jesus. Because you cannot follow him while you are doing all this. It is not possible you are kidding yourself. You are just saying I shouldn't do this and shouldn't do that yet you just go and pop another pill. And you just go to another party. You just keep following all these pop idols and you just keep turning on your TV watching of these lies, lying movies that are not real and it just fills yourself with fantasies. You know friends we don't live in a fantasy world, we live in the real world that goes to the fire or goes to heaven. Unless you're prepared to be a doer of the word you're not going to go to heaven.

That is just how it is. I don't care what you say. People say many things. Pop stars say they are going to heaven they say they are Christian yet they get on the stage and they make themselves half naked and they start singing immorality. Who are they kidding? They are only kidding themselves daer friends. They are not going to heaven just because they go to church and say that they believe with their mouth profess Jesus with their mouth and quote Romans doesn't mean they are going to heaven friends. They don't even have a serious heart for the Lord and are not doers of the word. A doer of the word is a wise man. He is a good man, he is the good man's heart who hears the word and he does the word. He puts into action and practice it in his daily life. He turns away from his sins. He turns away from all these false ways and he stops filling his mind with evil and instead he puts his mind on all things pure and all things righteous and on all things of God and he decides to give himself to the Lord completely and he turns away from this immoral society. He stops following it and he instead denies himself and he follows Jesus. You don't need any special drugs to deny yourself and follow Jesus. You don't need any special psychologist to get your mind right to follow Jesus. You need a serious decision today to turn away from it all that's the only thing you need. You need a decision to turn away from your sins and away from all this stuff and actually have the Lord come in and make you sound of mind and heart. That is what you need. It is the only way you are going to overcome. What's the use of knowing that you got a problem with lust or whatever if you yourself just keep feeding that lust and you're not prepared to turn away from it. You are just like the procrastinating drug addict, he says I should give this away, I should give this away, but then somebody eggs him on to take another and another round of drugs and he just goes and does it. He just wasn't even serious.

If he was really serious he would've been seeking a way to get clean. A drunk, says I should stop drinking and the next day he just gets drunk again. That is procrastination friends, it doesn't work. There is only one way to get free, and that is to make a serious decision for Jesus Christ and seriously seek to know him because it is only then that you can be seriously delivered from any problem that you're in. that's what Jesus did for me. He delivered me from a lot of sins and he gave me the power over things. I didn't get my strength from drugs and and alcohol and all these things of the world. I didn't get my strength off counsellors, I got my strength off Jesus Christ because I made a serious decision for him and I stopped following the brainwashed crazy psychotic world. You know these people are psychotic but they don't think they are. They think it's fine that they can go on and live a life without God and end in hell but that psychosis. You know that is foolishness and utter unbelievably darkness. So friends we don't want to be like this. We want to have a sound mind and a sound heart full of the wisdom from God. You know not the wisdom of this foolish American society that just loves all this sin and drugs and alcohol. Friends we got to be separate from that. You no you can't fool Jesus, you are not following him if you do those things. If we are following immorality and we are doing immorality, we can't follow God. You know that is why we get all these gay Christians. They say that they follow God and they go to church and their gay. Gay marriage and all this stuff and they say that somehow they're going to heaven. Friends they don't even know Jesus. He hasn't revealed anything to them because they don't know him. They don't follow him and they are not doers of the word. Doers of the word turn from their sin. God is not mocked, if you're not a doer of the word, you won't turn from your sins, you are just going to try and condone your sins. The bad news is that you're going to hell if you follow those ways. And that's the news people don't want to hear. Why don't they want to hear that?

It is because it is bad news to them. It means that they can't think God as a wonderful being in the sky that just welcomes sinners into heaven. You know it means that they are faced with the bad news that God doesn't do that. He is not like that. You know they are faced with the bad news that God doesn't allow sinners into heaven. That is what they're faced with and people find out that's very bad news for them and so they hate the real gospel. That is when they fight the gospel. They don't want it. But as soon as a good man hears the gospel he is a good man, he is rejoicing. He loves to hear that he has got to turn away from his sin. He embraces the fact that God is holy and he will be set free from sin and be saved if he gets on his knees and cries out. That's why he gets onto his knees in tears and cried out to God. That's why he does that and that's why he finds the Lord. That's why the tax collector went to the public square and beat his breast and said father have Mercy on me because he knew his sins. He knew God is holy. He knew he shouldn't be doing these things and he was truly remorseful about it. He knew he should turn away. So he decided to turn away. He is not like these American or Western societies these days who think that Jesus is someone in the sky who is going to let them all into heaven while they do their sin and they just have to say his name like a chant. Jesus isn't an incantation, you don't chant his name and go to heaven, no you have to become a doer of the word.

If it is bad news to you that you can turn away from your sin then you don't have the right heart and you are rebellious heart that doesn't want to accept it. But if you're ready to be a good heart today, and accept the good news and accept it with joy, want to turn away from your sins, want to stop following these false paths, want to stop doing things and denying yourself instead. If denying yourself seems like a horrible thing to you that means you don't have a right heart for God. You got to repent of that. You should be joyful to deny yourself. You should be very happy that you can turn away from following your rock music and turn away from all your movies and instead follow Jesus. That shouldn't be a hard thing. That should be something you want to do because you want to follow Jesus because of the good news. No wonder so few people are saved because they don't have good ground. They don't have a good heart and they just want to be dishonest. They want to expect God to accept their dishonesty and be dishonest with them. You know they are hoping God's dishonest so that he'll let them into heaven while they do sin. How dishonest are they? That is complete dishonesty friends if we think that we can to enter the kingdom of heaven while we do our evil and we are not prepared to stop taking our drugs and following this world and following all this pop music and rock music and all this Hollywood lifestyle, if you're not prepared to turn away from that, you cant go to heaven you are dishonest. Dishonest people don't enter the kingdom. You got to be honest about God and we got to be prepared to follow the Lord no matter who you are. And that's the good news. The good news is that it doesn't matter how bad you have been in the past. It doesn't matter if you have been the worst homosexual. It doesn't matter if you've even been know in war and killed people or a murderer or thief, or a perverse person, a sexually immoral person and a corrupt person, a criminal, it doesn't matter that's the good news is that Jesus accepts you. But you have to be a doer of the word otherwise you won't be saved.

And that's why a lot of people who are perverse people are so joyful to hear the good news that they can turn away from their sin and be saved and become anew. They don't want to be that way anymore. You know but all these perverse Christians are all saying there'll saved and sealed yet they want to continue in their sin. They are completely dishonest before God. They like to quote the Bible but they themselves don't want to become a doer of the word. They don't want to turn away from their lust. And they don't want to turn away from their society, all the things of this world follows, they wanted to keep following the ways that end in the fire. But dear friends we are not here to be like that, we are here to have good ground and we're here to have ground that seed lands on and takes root. We become doers of the word. We put out our lust, we turn away from following this immoral society. You know it goes for everywhere. It doesn't have to be the West, you know the east society is just as bad. Go to the Middle East as well, just as perverse over there and worldly seeking. It doesn't matter where you are, this world follows the ways of Satan. You go to Jerusalem in Israel, they are just the same over there just as immoral and just as perverse. There is no good men.

We have to repent of our sinful ways and follow Jesus Christ and we got to stop procrastinating and if we are very serious about doing that then we are going to find the new way. If we turn to the Lord he will be faithful to wash away your sins no matter how bad your past has been. Now that's why the good news is so wonderful. It's good news to hear that you have to turn from your sins and that should make you happy that you can now because Jesus is going to give you the power. It should make you happy that you don't have to follow Hollywood anymore hope it does. I hope you're happy today that you no longer have to follow the society. If it is a drag in your heart well maybe you are just not for the kingdom of God then. If you really do want this society well maybe you just aren't for heaven. Because that society is not in heaven. God is honest not dishonest. He only allows honest people in heaven who honestly take the gospel by the horns become doers of the word and go follow the Lord but if you are not prepared to do that and you want to try and enter the heaven in a dishonest way, you know you're going to be like that guy in John Bunyan story, the Pilgrim's progress, the silly guy that got to the gates of heaven and he didn't have his passport and he thought he could get there another way and easy way different way, and he was called vain hope. And vain hope didn't go to heaven. If you got vain hope in a gospel you try to believe that doesn't save, you are just going to get there no passport and you wont have your name in the book of life and you will end in hell. You know a brother had a dream about a friend of his who was in church and this guy got to the gates of heaven after he had died and is told to go away because he got there dishonestly.

He believed and he said he believed but he didn't be a doer of the word. He was dishonest. He didn't deny himself and follow Jesus, had no passport and he didn't have his name written in the book of life. Jesus said, if you abide in me and do my commands that's doing the word then I will reveal myself to you and fill you with my Holy Spirit and make myself known to you. That is what Jesus said. Now no wonder Jesus doesn't make himself known to so many people because they don't do that. They don't deny themselves they don't abide in him they don't become doers of his commandments. Jesus doesn't command you to go and live your own life. You know Jesus said give your life away from my sake, deny yourself and follow me. You know that's what Jesus said. He says turn away from your sins. Jesus doesn't say keep sinning and believe a gospel that says you're saved and just go on in living your own life and chasing your dreams and career and lots of money, friends Jesus doesn't say that. That's a lie. And that's why these people get to heaven believing so many lies from Satan and they never did follow Jesus never knew him, because they didn't abide with him, they didn't obey his command so the Lord never revealed himself to them. Has the Lord revealed himself to you, do you obey him or are you listening to satan and following Satan's world of celebrity and Hollywood? If you're following Hollywood you're following Satan. He is who set that up so that is one of Satan's idols in this world and if you're putting all these idols above God and you're not living for Jesus Christ with all you have then how can you enter his wonderful Kingdom? You are just not going to make it friends. And that's why I want to talk about this today is that we have to be prepared to give ourselves completely to the Lord Jesus Christ and become doers of the word hallelujah. That's what we want to be. We want to become doers of the word, doing of the words of Jesus Christ having the seed of the Gospel land in our hearts and then deciding to come and walk on this wonderful narrow way hallelujah.

That's what we got to do. We have to become doers of the word not all talk. Talk is air means nothing. Talk is air their friends what matters is us doing the word. What matters is you going and forgiving that person you have a grudge against. You got to do forgiveness, it is not something you can say. You got to do it in your heart. You know doing of the word means you actually have to stop going out to parties and following this immoral society. Instead go and do some prayer. Prayer is an action. You know it's an action you can dos daily and for as long as long as you can. Praising Jesus is a doing of the word. It is an action. It is something you got to go and do. Obeying Jesus and speaking to others about Jesus is an actual action. It is a doing of the word. It is not a procrastination either you do that or your don't. Doing things for the Lord is action and following him on the narrow way and listening to his voice and speaking to him is action. It is not procrastination, it is not a belief, it is an action. And that's what you become when you become doers of the word. You don't become just following the world. That's another action, that is an action that leads to hell. That's what people do on the broad path that leads to destruction. But we are not here to live on that broad path. We're here to be doers of the word hallelujah, and we are here to do repentance. That's another action. Repenting is action. You know when I got on my knees to the Lord and I seriously did some repentance. I seriously stop doing some things, I seriously turned away from these things in my heart and Jesus then set me free. I stop doing evil things. Sin is action, people say we're all sinners are all going to heaven because we believe in Jesus yet we are doing sin and we can't stop they say. It is true because sin is an action. You know Jesus didn't say that you could have an eye of lust and go to heaven. No he said that if you have a eye of lust that you will end in the fire if you don't repent.

And turning away from lust is an action and doing lust is an action of the heart and an action of the body. The same goes for a lot of other things. We don't need anything but Jesus Christ to give us the power to follow him and a deciding of the heart and mind to follow him. You don't need to do anything except to turn to the Lord and decide to obey him and repent. That is all you need to do. That's when we get power from. You don't get power from incantations from drugs from Hollywood, you don't get power to turn from your sin by listening to anyone nor me. You get power by becoming a doer of the Word and actually going Jesus and praying to him and deciding to repent yourself. If you really do that you're going to get the power to overcome everything in your life, nothing will be able to bring you down if you seriously turn and become a doer of the word. Nothing will stop you. You don't need drugs to fix your problems. You don't need psychologists, these aren't going to help you, you need Jesus and become a doer of the word, you need to repent. Repentance is an action. You got to do it. You go to make that decision to repent. It has got to be a lasting one. It is not one that you just repent one day and just forget about it the next. Then you are like the foolish man who looks at himself in the mirror and he just walks away forgets what he looks like. That's what you're like if you repent one day and just go on. Your heart wasn't serious to begin with. You have got to have a serious heart. You know when I turned to the Lord and repented I really meant it. I realize I did need to turn away from my sins and I really properly repented in my heart for good. And when you actually do that if you're prepared to do that that means next time temptation comes you'll remember that and you will keep turning away. Maybe you do fall a few times, so what get up and the make the decision next time.

And you really find out how serious you are. When you follow Jesus he puts you through tests and trials to see how serious you are. And that's when you really start to see how serious you really are about the gospel. That's where people fall. Persecution comes many people just fall away they weren't prepared. They didn't have a serious heart. They could it be persecuted for Jesus name and suffer shame. They had to deny him instead. They go along to their groups and meetings with people and hide Jesus. They are trying keep it secret they follow him. They can't endure persecution they don't have the gumption. They weren't really serious enough. But when we are serious enough about Jesus, we are no longer scared about what men say, we're ready to share Jesus no matter what. Jesus he gives you power. He gives you power to overcome all these desires and feelings. Feelings are not sin, feelings come from Satan and from the flesh to try and stop you from being a doer of the word. So don't be ruled by your feelings that's why the Scripture says I quoted earlier and that the flesh is weak but the spirit is willing. We are very willing to follow Jesus when we give ourselves to him but the flesh is weak and full of its own whatever. So we could turn away and got to put it down and we've got to follow the spirit becomes strong man of God. And you can't become a strong man of God while you're popping your pills watching your Hollywood and following this this immoral society. You are no strongman of God you're a strongman of the flesh, the flesh is weak and it is going to take you to the fire. So friends our adversely is the powers of darkness and they are very real so we got to be prepared to turn away from our wicked paths and be delivered and we've got to be prepared to give ourselves completely and utterly to the narrow way in a full decision and become doers of the word......

Friday, April 19, 2013

FALSE RAPTURE HOPE OF MANY

It is true that there will be a rapture, but many people foolishly believe that they will somehow just make it into that, yet they don't even serve Jesus nor live for him. They foolishly say “I'll all be taken out of here in the Rapture”. Yet they don't even live for the Lord properly and are not dedicated to him in every way. They're clinging to a false hope because they think they'll be taken out of trouble when they don't even follow Jesus. When the Lord returns for his people, he will only take people who have oil in their lamp and spend their time working for him and being serious about him.

There is no such thing as a Rapture for nonserious believers who still sinned and are still in the world. These ones are those who have no oil in their lamp. And though they were watching and hoping to go along into the wedding feast of the Lamb, they ended up with no oil when the bridegroom came, could not light their lights and ended up on the outside of the door. Dear friends very few will make it into the rapture. So if you want to be with the Lord when he returns then you have to dedicate yourself to him and live for him from now on.

You cannot dedicate yourself to him and live for him if you don't love him. If you love your life and your sins and your ways too much now, you certainly won't be ready from no rapture. Between now and the rapture there will be many troubles, trials and tribulations. There will be a lot of things lying between then and now. But he who overcomes till the end it will be saved. It is not those who don't overcome who will be saved. People who are not overcoming aren't going to make no Rapture. Don't put your hope in something you're not even ready for. Instead dedicate your life to Jesus and get him to show you if you're pleasing to him today, so that you can be with him when he returns with a full lamp of oil......

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

NOT SAVED TILL YOU HAVE ENDURED

You know it's wonderful that so we can meet together and focus on the Lord Jesus Christ today for as long as we have the time left. That's what I want to do here. Let's meet together and praise the Lord because thats what we're made to be; people that praise God. And if this whole world praises God the kingdom of God could come to this earth as it is in heaven. And we are here to praise the Lord in righteousness and truth and praise the Lord each day hallelujah. That's the wonderful thing is that we can do is spend our time in praises to the Lord Jesus Christ hallelujah. Now today I was wanting to talk about an important area that people often look and that is the race of faith. It's a race that we have to be extremely focused and dedicated to be able to get through to the very end. It is called the race of faith and it is this race of faith the we have to endure all the way to the end to be able to make it to the end. We want to have the race of faith and we want to be running this race of faith. But friends we have to be serious because this is the race of faith and it's the only way that enters the Kingdom of God. And people they wonder how they can be saved now and how they can have their salvation now so they think that now we can finish the race of faith. I wish it was that easy but it's not.

We have to ENDURE until the end to make it to the end. And and that's the wonderful thing friends is that if we endure unto the end and we run the race of faith faithfully then we are going to enter the kingdom of God. But it is only when we have endured unto the end on the race of faith that we will make it. And that's what the Lord Jesus Christ warns is that we must run with endurance and we must fix our eyes on the prize otherwise we will not make it. Many they say we are all saved and sealed now and it is now that we will enter the kingdom and we're all saved. We are only saved while we abide with Jesus Christ and while he abides in us in our hearts and we are focusing on him and following him on the narrow way. That's the only way only time that we are saved. But if we're not focused on him and were not focusing on him on the narrow way and abiding in Jesus then we'll get cut off. That's what Jesus said. Jesus said that if you sin you have an advocate with the father and he said that if you repent of your sins then the Lord will faithfully cleanse you of all unrighteousness but if you do not repent the Lord will come at a time that you think not and you'll be cut off with the unbelievers and cast out into the outer darkness.

And so there is no such thing as being all saved and sealed now when we haven't finished the race of faith faithfully. Jesus will be faithful to us and he will lead us if we abide in him and if we abide in him he will lead us to the kingdom of God hallelujah. And then we will be able to enter the kingdom. But if we are not faithful to him and we are more interested in going along in our own ways our own life then what happens is in time the Lord will come upon you suddenly when you think not and you will get cut off and you're going to end up cut off with the unbelievers and ending up in the outer darkness. And so friends we don't want to end up in this outer darkness. So let us run this race of faith with endurance like Paul said. You know Paul said that he didn't want to be disqualified from the race of faith after having run it all the way so well and having led so many people to the truth. He said that “I don't want to be disqualified right at the end”. He said he wants to keep his eyes fixed on the price. Run with endurance. And the things that build endurance are things like patience, Godliness, righteousness, overcoming temptation, testings and trials. We read in James that these testings and trials they develop endurance if we overcome. And that's what we're here to be.

We are here to endure and endure the way endure the race that we can make it to the end without shame and not be disqualified, because it is a very sad fact that many Christians get to the end of the race having not run the race and they get cut off with the unbelievers. Or they get to the end of the race where they're waiting for Jesus and have heard the call to get ready for the bridegroom, and the thing is they just didn't take enough oil and so these ones also got cut off. They didn't spend enough time praying and being serious about Jesus and having the Holy Spirit fill them. And so the bridegroom call went out and they couldn't get enough oil. They had to go away and spend some time trying to get some oil but was too late by then. Lord came suddenly. And that's what the Lord said that he will come suddenly at the time that you think not and it is then that you will be cut off and assigned a place with the unbelievers in the outer darkness. So friends you know there's no such thing as these easy gospels that people like to preach that say that we are all saved now. And then people say, “how can I be saved now?”…How can I feel saved?” There is no such thing friends. If you run the race with endurance and abide with Jesus then you'll be saved at the very end. And what happens is the Lord will come into your heart when you come to him and he'll make you born-again. And some people say, “well you know how can I be unborn again?” I say it depends on how the seed fell on your heart.

Some people hear the truth and it lands on a good heart where they actually become doers of the word, and the new ways constantly manifested through them. Other people hear the truth and they follow it for a while and zealous for a while but then after a time persecution arises for the sake of Christ or the cares and troubles of this world especially the pride of the eyes, lusts of the flesh, and what happens is the seed dies. Jesus said that it dies and then that person no longer has the seed of life in them. And so this is what happens to Christians along the way. They start off well but then somewhere along the way, they let the cares of life and the deceitfulness of riches and wealth and the pride of the eyes and the lusts of the flesh take them away from Jesus Christ, and their seed dies. Because that's what happens to Christians who don't abide with Jesus. When you don't abide with him your seed dies and then you become no more. You get withered up. Jesus always talks about that in John chapter 15 where he talks about the withered branch on the vine and he says that if anybody doesn't abide in me that means the branch will wither up. And when the branch withers up then in time it's going to be cut off and gathered into the fire. And so friends that's why I say that there is no salvation until you have run the race of faith and run it with endurance and run it faithfully until the very end. And the very end is when you die or when Jesus comes and takes you out of te earth. And so during that time we can be living in a foolish way. We can be straying off the true path. And what happens is Jesus can come upon you at a time that you think not and cut you off and assign you a place with the unbelievers. Or he can have a little bit more mercy on you, chastise you some more to see if you will repent. And if you will dedicate and focus on him. And then if you still wont there definitely will come a time when he will come upon you at a time you think not and suddenly cut you off. Only the other day we had some bombings in Boston. I would hate to think if any of those people who died in that blast, I'd really hate to think if they didn't know Jesus and they weren't ready for him but just living their own life.

I'm sure if people had come to one of those people in the morning and said you're going to get blown up by a bomb on the finishing line, they would've laughed and said it is impossible, my life goes on. And people think that life does go on, and they don't realize that it just doesn't go on sometimes, and Jesus can come upon you just so very suddenly. You can get into a bomb blast. You can have a car crash. There was a believer who had a car crash once suddenly and he died when he wasn't right with his wife having an argument and he found himself in hell and lucky that the wife was praying for him. He died for quite a few days and he ended up taking him to a revival meeting and she was praying and praying and they all prayed that he could be raised up from the dead and God had mercy and actually did it. Took him out of hell. And when he came back he warned everybody you go dying in any false way you go to hell. There's no saved and sealed here unless you are focusing on Jesus and abiding in him. And this man died when he was NOT abiding in Jesus. He had unforgiveness in his heart.

Jesus said in the Bible that if you don't forgive, I won't forgive you. And that might be hard for some people, who will say, “you know Jesus will understand because I am saved.” No he wont. If you don't forgive he will not forgive you which means that you will end up in hell if you die in unforgiveness. And so this narrow way means that we have to really be focused so very much on the truth of Jesus Christ hallelujah. And we have to be focused so very much on walking with Jesus daily so that we don't have any of these false ways in our hearts. We have to be serious friends, otherwise if we do not keep our focus on the Lord continually, in the end you are going to get cut off at a time that we think not and assigned a place with the unbelievers. It is a serious message for all Christians and Jesus talked about this very specifically in the letters to the churches in the book of revelation where Jesus warned that, “if you do not repent I shall come upon you suddenly like a thief in the night”. So he's talking about coming upon you at a time that you think not. So that's why I warn everybody that we must be focused friends on the narrow way all the time keeping watchful. Because the minute you lose focus, like the first thing when you wake up in the morning and times that you are not really watching, that's when you can fall. That's when you can grieve the Holy Spirit. And that's when we must be focused and ready at all times so that we are not caught out in a false way when Jesus comes back. Because the Lord is coming back very soon. But if we're not focused all the time and we are not watchful, he is going to come upon us suddenly like a thief in the night and he might catch us out in unforgiveness, or he might catch us out in a fight or some strife. Or he might catch us out in a sin of the flesh, and that means that we are going to be caught out and not ready for the Lord. We are going to have spotted garments.

But that's not running the race of faith with endurance. Running the race of faith with endurance is staying in constant communication with Jesus and being fully focused on him. And that takes effort. It means that you have to be very serious about your salvation and being ready for the return of the Lord, for the wedding feast of the Lamb every single minute. It means that it has to be number one in your life and it is then that the Lord will be walking with you because you're abiding in him. And that's what Jesus said he said that, “if you abide in me and I abide in you then you will bear fruit”. And you will be ready and you will please the Lord. And that's what the Lord talked about in the Church of Philadelphia in the book of Revelation, this particular church there were people in the church that were serious and they were constantly walking with the Lord and they were not defining their robes in sin, and they were being serious. And what happens is Jesus said that when you repent and you are faithful, he will wash you clean. Now that's why people are white and clean.

That's why you get white robes, it is because when you're faithful to Jesus and when you obey him and walk with him and abide with him, he cleans your robes to be white and pure. You yourself cannot clean yourself. The only thing we can do is repent and focus on the Lord. And when we do that and we're serious about him then he will clean your ropes and he will give you a white robe without spot or blemish. It's only if we are serious about him and if we do indeed turn away from all false ways. But some people say well some things are okay, like a little white lie. No we have to be serious about all sin. Sin isn't hard to find what it is. You will know what it is. People they write and say is this a sin, is that a sin? You know what's a sin in your heart and you should turn away from it and don't condone any of it. People they know certain things are sin like say smoking, but they will come and say it is just a herb, it is something God created. God is not mocked. He knows what you are doing and that it is disobedient to the Lord, and he's warning you to prepare yourself and walk the narrow way all the way to the end otherwise you won't be saved. At any point in your walk on the narrow way the Lord can come upon you suddenly and take you. He can end your life. Your time can just come suddenly. Like the apostles Stephen. He was a man walking in the faith in the spirit filled with the Holy Spirit.

And he probably didn't know that he only had a few short weeks to live after he came to the Lord. But you see his end came upon him suddenly and he was stoned to death for the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and then he ended up in the kingdom of heaven, because he ran the race with endurance. Some other people they have a very long race like the apostle John. He lived till he was an old man. He had many trials. But everybody who runs the race with faith and endurance shall receive the prize of life the crown of life. And that's what we're here to do today dear friends. We are here to run the race of faith with endurance and inherit the crown of life. And when we have run the race all the way to the very end keeping faithful to the Lord only then shall we inherit the crown of life but it is not before. So the ministers will say you are all saved dear sinners you're all saved. No you're not. If you are still sining then watch out because Jesus will come up when you suddenly and cut you off and assign you a place to the unbelievers, because sin is hypocrisy if we follow Jesus, if we claim his ways and if we claim that he walked in us yet we walk in evil paths, we become living lives of hypocrisy. And such certainly don't enter the kingdom of God. No hypocrites enter the kingdom of God. And so we have to be examining ourselves daily before the Lord. We have to be examining our words as we speak asking the Lord to put a guard on our mouth so we don't spend our time swearing and saying things that we ought not and having idle words that can come back and condemn us if we don't repent. Many people will get caught out in various troubles suddenly and then end up either in heaven or in hell. When the Lord Jesus comes back suddenly, who is going to make it into the wedding feast of the Lamb if we aren't focused on the narrow way? We are relying on a lot of mercy from God and the Lord can end his mercy. He can say no. so that's why we have to be completely serious about serving the Lord today. Completely serious about running the race of faith and not letting any false way come into our hearts at all but completely having our hearts dedicated to the Lord hallelujah. Because friends time is very short. Things will wrap up soon. The Lord Jesus Christ will come and take his church, his people; the people who are ready. He is not going to take you if you're not ready. You'll be like the foolish bridesmaids who got left out. You are not running the race of faith with endurance.

The Lord is coming to take people, his people, who are running the race with endurance, who are having faith and who are serious about him. But he is not coming for those who want to live their own ways, and if you're still living your own life he is not coming for you. That's why we have to have a proper relationship with Jesus so that we can hear him and he can lead us and he can fill us with his Holy Spirit praise God. Because if we are not filled with the Holy Spirit then we got no oil. And if we got no oil, we are not going to make it into that narrow gate. And what happens is the door will be shut. And when you're on the outside, there is no going in. The Lord says in the Bible, that I will say to them; depart from here I do not know you nor where you are from. So friends NOW is the time to be ready. NOW is the time to be walking the narrow way, lest the Lord should come up when you suddenly like a snare and he should catch you out in any sin, anything and you end up in the fire. You're going to be left out of the wedding feast of the Lamb. So friends we got to be serious and walk this race with endurance knowing that there's no salvation for anybody until they have walked the race with faith and endurance until the very end. And then once we have walked the race, run the race, with our eyes on the prize, focused on Jesus and dedicated, spending time in prayer, having the spirit within us because we obey Jesus, what happens is we will be able to have oil in our lamp. We will be able to overcome until the very end because we are abiding with Jesus Christ hallelujah. And when we abide with the Lord, he will have his laws written on our hearts, he will lead us, he will lead you in the spirit, he will help you and you will be able to have the peace that the Lord gives.

And if you abide in that until the end you will inherit the crown of life that's a wonderful promise. But we haven't made it yet. So there is no salvation now. We haven't made it yet. But we're here to make it friends. We are here to make it all the way to the very end, and if we do that we are going to be saved. Never listen to the foolish man who says that “I'm all saved now”, and he's not running the race with endurance. We have to maintain a relationship with Jesus right now. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow hasn't come, now is the time to have a relationship with Jesus. If you don't have one now, he could come upon you now, and you could get cut off, and cast out, and assigned a place amongst the unbelievers. And that's what Jesus warns he says that, “If you sin you have an advocate with the father who will faithfully wash away your sins if you repent, if you repent.” (And the advocate is Jesus Christ) But he said that, “If you don't repent I will come upon you suddenly at a time that you think not and cut you off and assign you a place amongst the unbelievers in the outer darkness”. And that's what happens to people who don't walk the narrow way that with endurance and they're not focused on following the way of faith. We are here to be enduring friends until the very end and if we endure, we will inherit the crown of life. So never listen to the foolish man or the foolish creatures who say that you are all saved now and you're going to the kingdom now just because you are going to church, or you say you believe in Jesus, or you read the Bible and do Bible studies. That's not the way and if you are like that and you just think that you're saved now, you are not enduring until the end.

You're not walking or running the race of faith with endurance. Instead you're just following your own ways. And so what happens is you just end up being cut off one-day and you end up in the fire. And is no salvation for those who do not walk the race of faith with endurance. And salvation is only obtained at the very end once we have endured all things and once you have overcome. But if you're not overcoming temptation and you're not overcoming any of these trials that come into your life, then how can you be saved? It is impossible friends. So that's why we must overcome. And these trials build endurance in our faith, and so when you get tested by various temptations and various troubles come into your life, it is then that you have your endurance tested and developed and if you are faithful and you put out all these things that come into your heart causing you to fall away to your sin, or lust, go after the world, chase after money, live for your own ways of sin, what happens is if you don't overcome these things they will take you to the fire. But if you overcome these things and you turn away from them and you do live true to Christ all the days of your life, you're developing and enduring and you're getting more and more endurance and strength to finish the race of faith specially when it gets harder.

And you must give yourself all power through Jesus Christ and living with him. That is the only way. Spending your time with a relationship with Jesus Christ having him fill you praise the Lord. And that's what Jesus says, “those who are faithful to me I will spare them from the hour of testing that is coming on the world”. There is a lot of testing coming. There already has been testing of the world but there is terrible testing coming. It is not a good time. It's not good to see a lot of bloodshed, a lot of perishing. Even with those bomb blasts the other day in Boston. There was a lot of blood around on the ground there. Can you imagine if that was millions of people... Not just three or four. It is a terrible time that is coming to test the world, and we need to have ourselves completely focused in the Lord so that we can make it through otherwise if we do not have our minds and hearts focused on the Lord and these things come up suddenly, and the Lord returns at a time you think not, then you're going to be caught out and assigned a place with the unbelievers like that. As suddenly as a thief in the night as a blink of an eye. That is how quick it is. But friends we got to be SERIOUS praise the Lord…...