Sunday, April 21, 2024

What God Wants From You

 

What God Wants From You

Well, praise Jesus today everyone. We know what the Lord Jesus wants from us. We know the great commission, Matthew chapter 28, that all power and all authority has been given to Jesus Christ, therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to do everything I have commanded you; And lo, I am with you even to the end of the age. These are the things that Jesus spoke before He ascended back up to be with His Father in heaven. And we know that we are to be separate from the world, and sanctified for the purpose of Jesus Christ to do His work.

Now I know a lot of Christians wonder how exactly do I go? The answer seems to be too simple. I think I lost signal for just a second there guys. But the answer for many people is too simple. And it all comes down to one word, which is love. God wants us to love Him with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and to love our neighbor as ourself. And if we truly have the love of God in us, we will be worshipping Him, we will be asking Him daily for the bread of life, we will be doing His will, we will be loving our neighbor as ourself. And we will be telling other people about life that Jesus gives, because we don't want people to end up in hell. We're not going to be preaching Jesus for money like the churches, or using gimmicks as the false Christians are doing. But out of the love of our heart, and out of the walk of our life, we will be telling our physical neighbors, our spiritual neighbors about Jesus Christ, that people may come into the Lord's house.

We know about those parables that Jesus taught about how the people that were chosen were not able to enter, and then the Master tells the servants to go out into the highways and the byways, and to tell everyone about the great supper of the Lamb. And so the servants go out and they gather as many people as they can, basically from the streets, so that in the last day the Master's house will be full. That is what we're supposed to be doing. While Jesus is still going out, collecting people, doing the work that we're supposed to be doing, many Christians are sitting back saying, “well I am saved and secure, I'm going to heaven, so I don't have to do anything. I don't have to lift a finger, I don't have to preach the gospel, I don't have to live holy.” And so they've left Jesus to do the work, thinking that they're safe and secure now going to heaven. Meanwhile, Jesus is trying to save people's souls. You're not helping out the Lord if you don't have His love in your heart for other people.

And what the Lord wants you doing is, first off, being a disciple yourself, so having His love in your heart, being separate from the world, so living righteous, but then also making disciples, making disciples of your own family, calling people around you to repent, and you know, this sort of thing, I think to many Christians seems too simple. They would say, “you just want me to talk about your kingdom?” Well the thing is, that I have noticed, we have, in our hearts we have this void. We know that if we're not doing the work of Jesus, or if we are not living for Him properly, then we don't have the ability to speak about Him. We know that we're going to be in hypocrisy. And so we have this emptiness in us, this feeling that we are not fulfilled when we are away from Jesus Christ.

So if we do want to be fulfilled and be fulfilling the Great Commission, the commandments of Jesus, we have to be eating Jesus' flesh and drinking His blood, having the joy of our Father in Heaven in us, and then we have to practice preaching the gospel, speaking the things of Jesus to others. And the less that you practice something, the worse that you get at it, obviously, and the more that you practice something, the better that you get at it. And so I find the times that I go out of my way to speak about Jesus, I am empowered by the Holy Spirit, I have more messages, I have more joy in speaking about the Lord, but if for some reason I become shy or timid, or if I don't speak, then it's more natural the next time for me not to speak about Jesus. So I try always to be speaking about Jesus so I'm salt and light, that I can be used for the Kingdom of God, that I can be about my Father's business. That way I can get better at what I'm doing. And anything in life that we want to get better at, we have to practice.

So if you want to get good at following Jesus, you have to practice. It's not just going to come naturally that all of a sudden, you're a great minister of God's Word, and you're a great encouragement, you have to practice being encouraging, you have to practice praying, you have to practice praying in tongues, you have to practice doing what is right. And when we practice, then the Holy Spirit gives us more power to continue to live for Him and He fills us back up. A lot of Christians feel very beaten down, they feel like they can't stand up for the Lord. Well we have to pray for more energy, and how do you get more energy? We know how you do that physically. You don't get more energy by resting, you get more energy by exerting energy.

So if you want to be able to run a longer distance, you don't get the energy to run longer by sitting or by sleeping. You get the energy to go farther by pushing yourself farther. Of course you need to sleep and rest, but the way that you push past your plateau physically is by exerting more energy. And it is the same thing in the Kingdom of God, if you want to push past a plateau and continue to go forward with Jesus, you have to exert more energy in the right direction with the Lord. So live holy, be separate from things that are ungodly, get things that are like parasites out of your life, get pornography out of your life, get drugs and alcohol out of your life, get promiscuous women and things that cause you to stumble out of your life. So get those things out of your life, figure that out. But then make sure that you're doing what is right. Make sure that you're promoting righteousness, that you're loving your neighbor, and do things for Jesus that you know are blessing the heart of God.

You know, a lot of Christians are only trying to serve God out of guilt. They're trying to get a feeling of guilt off of their heart, so that's why they're donating money to the poor, or they're giving money to a church, or they're trying to go on a mission trip. But really, that void that is in your heart is the void that needs to be given to Jesus. He needs to fill that void, and then you need to be serving Jesus Christ His way. And it seems to me that the things that Jesus asks us to do are far too simplistic for us to think that that's what He really wants. We think that we need to be doing these huge things for God. We need to be going to a different country. We need to be giving this huge amount of money to some organization to prove ourselves to God. He isn't looking for us to buy our way into the kingdom of God with money. In fact, if you remember that poor widow's mite, she hardly gave anything, but she gave what she had. And that is what Jesus said was more money in heaven. It wasn't that she gave all this money, but she gave everything that she had to live on.

So we need to give our full dedication to Jesus Christ and love Him in the way that He wants us to love Him and others. And so that starts with just simply the love of God, praying to Him, keeping ourselves separate from the world, so that we can just pray a simple prayer like a child saying, “Dear Jesus, please show me what You have me do today. Let me be separate from ungodliness and let me be used for Your kingdom.” And then when situations come up in your life that are a fork in the road to choose good or evil, choose good every time. Choose to speak about Jesus when you have the opportunity. Choose to be salt and light. And if you start living according to your conscience, doing what you know is right, rejecting what you know is wrong, loving people the way the Lord loves you, then you will be going in the right direction. And instead of feeling like you have to appease God, you will simply be serving God His way, the way He has made for you to serve Him. And that void that was missing, Jesus, His truth, His love in your heart, will be filled and your joy will be full.

My joy is full in the Lord. Even though people accuse me, the devil accuses me, I know that Jesus hears and He answers my prayers all the time. And He leads me in righteousness. He has made me to be someone that overcomes. Every day I overcome in the name of Jesus. And that is such a blessing. But in order to get to the place where you overcome, you have to be holding Jesus hand tightly and walking with Him, not worrying what people think, not worrying what people will say, but trusting the Lord in everything, trusting Him with your life.

Do we trust Jesus? Is He filling that void in our heart? And are we doing the things that seem too simple to the world? Are we loving the Lord our God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength? Are we loving our neighbor as our self? Are we fulfilling the great commission, the commandments of Jesus? Or are we distracted in the world like that seed that is being choked out by the weeds, or the seed that fell on the wayside that is getting eaten up by the devil? Where are you today? Are you with Jesus or are you stuck somewhere in the world?

I want to encourage you to work out your salvation with Jesus Christ. Do those basic things to overcome. Overcome sin. Make sure that you are living holy. Be separate so that you can serve Jesus and be a light shining for Him. That is what Jesus wants for you. He wants you to be able to glorify Him, to praise Him and He wants to give you everlasting life. “Lord Jesus, I pray for those who are hearing this message today that need direction from You, that need clarity from our Father in Heaven. I pray for Your true church that You would give us guidance and clarity and that we could truly be salt and light and encouraging our fellow brothers and sisters in the Lord, that we would push along others in righteousness. Not that we can save people, but You have called us to be salt and light and to be the light of the world. So I pray that we can be light shining for You and that You can use us for Your glory, Lord, that we call people out of sin and doubting and hatred of God and blasphemy and thoughts of evil, and that people would come into the truth and be saved. I pray that we can be partakers of Your communion and Your great commission and that we can be saved by the blood of the Lamb and encourage others also to practice what is right, that they may be saved by Your blood, Lord Jesus, and live for You with all of their heart, soul, mind and strength.”

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

You Must Work or You Won't Eat

 

You Must Work or You Won't Eat

Well, praise Jesus, everyone. There's an old saying that everyone knows, that if you don't work, you don't eat. And this concept is also true both physically and spiritually. Whatever that you want to do good in this life, anything that you want to be really good at or anything that's worth anything, you have to put blood, sweat and tears into it. You have to put a lot of effort into it. Yet a lot of Christians think this does not apply to their salvation. It doesn't apply to working for Jesus. So they put all of their effort into worldly things. They spend a lot of time getting a degree or becoming educated for whatever position they are at their workplace. But they don't work for Jesus. They're not sweating for Him. They're not laborers in His field. But we know that for anything else in the world that we want to accomplish, anything that's worth anything, we have to put effort into.

Jesus hasn't called us as His disciples to just sit back and to do nothing. He's called us to specific tasks. He wants us to daily deny ourselves, take up our cross and follow Him. But that doesn't mean that we just sit around and do nothing and say, well Jesus paid it all on the cross. He carried the cross to Calvary so that we can just sit back and relax and be on vacation. Jesus wants us to be diligently working for Him, calling people to repent. And it seems a lot of the Christian culture has turned their back on the work of the Lord. Jesus is still going out, calling people to repent, while His supposed people are just sitting back relaxing and not doing anything, thinking that they're once saved, always saved, so they don't have to lift a finger to call people to repent or to do the work of the kingdom of God. Now Jesus called His disciples to be part with Him, to do His work, to eat His flesh and to drink His blood.

He was the bread of life. And this saying, even to the disciples back then, apparently was offensive enough that most of the disciples left. I want to see if I can find it here and read it. I believe it's in John chapter 6. Yeah, Jesus says, 26Jesus answered them and said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled. 27Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him.”

You see, a lot of people, when they saw Jesus do these miracles, like turning a few pieces of bread and fish into a lot of bread and fish, they thought, we'll make Him king, because He will give us an easy life. We won't have to lift a finger to work. This guy can just produce food out of nothing. So why would we ever work a day in our life again for food, or why would we have to pay taxes or make money when this Jesus can do everything for us?

And that's what a lot of Christians think today. They think that if they repent and if they put their faith in Jesus, Jesus will do all of their work for them. And they think that they're just once saved, always saved, they don't actually have to repent of sin, because that would be a work. And they have Jesus totally wrong. They don't realize that Jesus calls us to daily deny ourselves, take up the cross and to follow Him, and that's work.

28Then they said to Him, “What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?” 29Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.” 30Therefore they said to Him, “What sign will You perform then, that we may see it and believe You? What work will You do?

Now this is funny to me, because Jesus had already turned the bread, He'd already multiplied the bread and fed all these thousands of people, yet these same people say, what sign will you show us to prove that you are a true prophet, that you are the Son of God? So they obviously didn't even recognize that He had already done a miracle.

31Our fathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’ ” 32Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven. 33For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34Then they said to Him, “Lord, give us this bread always.”

See these guys still just, they wanted to escape earthly work. They were thinking, perfect, just give us this sort of bread that we never have to work again or pay taxes and we'll believe in you, Jesus.

35And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. 36But I said to you that you have seen Me and yet do not believe. 37All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out. 38For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. 39This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. 40And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”

And that is truly a wonderful blessing, knowing that if you eat Jesus' flesh and drink His blood, if we eat His body, then we will be raised up on the last day. The last day of our life we will not end up going to hell, but we will enter into the Lord’s Kingdom with thanksgiving in our heart, because He has saved us. But when Jesus said this, a lot of the people complained and turned away. It says,

41The Jews then complained about Him, because He said, “I am the bread which came down from heaven.” 42And they said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How is it then that He says, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” 43Jesus therefore answered and said to them, “Do not murmur among yourselves. 44No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day. 45It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me.

See if we come to Jesus, we will have everlasting life. We will eat His flesh, drink His blood, and we will work for Him. But when people learn that Jesus did not just come to save them from worldly problems, He did not just come to die on the cross and then say, Well now you can live life joyfully and you do not have to do anything. When people learn that, then they say, Well I am out. If I have to actually work, then I will just go back to doing my worldly work that I was doing before. Why would I put my faith in Jesus when I actually have to have a relationship with Him, when I actually have to eat His flesh and drink His blood? See working for Jesus and being in a daily relationship with Him is hard work. And not a lot of Christians want to actually engage in a living relationship where they are eating Jesus' flesh and drinking His blood. They do not want to abide in Him. All they want is religion. And that is why they enjoy going to church once a week and having ungodly fellowship with Christians. They love the term fellowship because to them it just means a once a week gathering where they can talk about whatever they want and then leave and go out to lunch.

Jesus was offering something completely different than what these Jews or what these modern-day Christians want. He was offering Himself as the bread of life that comes out of heaven. And if we eat His flesh and drink His blood we will live forever. But it will take work. And that is why the Jews turned away. They thought, Well we do not actually want to work for Jesus. We just wanted to set Him up to be king so that He would then kick the Romans out and He would give us the easy life. We would not have to work for bread. And Jesus would just do it all for us. He will make that guy king. And the same is true today. As soon as Christians learn that they really have to work for Jesus, they really have to repent of their sin, eat Jesus' flesh, drink His blood, that is when many Christians turn away from the gospel. They turn away from the truth.

But how about you? Are you willing to lay your life down for the Lord, to turn away from the things in the world that are sinful, to live the gospel of Jesus, to preach His gospel so that your family members, your friends may actually repent? And even if they do not repent and go with you, will you still go with Jesus even if no one else goes with you? As for me, I want to continue following the path of Jesus, preaching His gospel, doing His work, and enduring with Him to the very end of my life, because I know that He is the only one that has the words of life. And remember that is what Peter said. Jesus said to Peter, will you turn away also? And he said, no, where else will we go? Only you have the words of life.

See everything else in this life is perishing. Everything else is on its way to hell. Everything in this world is going to, it's going to burn up. It's going to be like chaff. But Jesus, His kingdom and His words will be forever. So we need to make sure that we're actually connected to Jesus, we're hearing His voice, we're walking with Him every day. So I want to pray for those of you that want the words of life working in you, that want to hear Jesus and want to overcome this world. Lord Jesus, I pray for your true church. I pray for those brothers and sisters in the Lord who want to hear Your voice and who want to hear Your voice and step outside the world of sin and bondage. Everything that comes is distractions from Satan. I pray that we can overcome in Your name and eat Your flesh and drink Your blood and have the words of life in us. I pray that You speak to us, that You build us up and that we could conquer evil and just truly overcome in Your name that we could be the sons and daughters of Your kingdom. I pray that You bless the family of God and have Your curse continually on the wicked, that people would repent or perish. We pray in Your name, Lord Jesus, that we would have the power of the Holy Ghost in us, that we would be salt and light in encouraging people to truly repent and to come out of the world and to touch nothing unclean. We pray this in Your name, Lord Jesus. Amen.

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Impure Church Full of Lust and Immodesty

 

Impure Church Full of Lust and Immodesty

Well, praise Jesus today everyone. I wanted to make a short message here just on modesty and purity because this is a huge problem especially in the Christian realm. It's a big problem in America. It's a huge problem in California. I'm sure it's a problem where you're at. In the American culture, modesty is not a big deal. A lot of people are very immodest. This should never be in the Christian church. In the Christian church, women should be dressed modestly, men should be modest. We should be modest in our apparel, in our attitude. We should be humble before God, but we shouldn't be showing off our body parts. Now a lot of men that claim to be Christians, even good men, are very lustful. They don't know how to bounce their eye. They don't know how to cast out demons. When Satan comes against them with lust, they don't know how to overcome that lust. They're just addicted to pornography things come up on their phone and they indulge in the lusts of the flesh. We can know that if we're being overtaken by lust, we're going to be cut off from the kingdom of God.

Jesus is not going to let men who are lustful into His kingdom. We have to repent. And those that Jesus sets free are free indeed. So this means that if you truly give your life to Jesus, and if you want to be set free from lust, you can overcome. In the name of Jesus, He will set you free and He will give you the power to turn the other way, to look the other way, so that you are not controlled by the demon of lust. So many men in the world, they can't help but turn their head. They can't help but lust. They're totally given over to this. But with Jesus Christ, we are set free from lust.

Now I know there are a lot of Christian women who are also, to some extent, they're serious about God. They love Jesus. They want to do what's right. But they are very immodest. And women, if you're immodest, then you also are going to be cut off from the kingdom of God. Immodesty and impurity lead to disaster in the long run. You attract the wrong kind of attention. The wrong sorts of people will come into your life. Eventually, you'll be training your children in the wrong way. Your children will not grow up, growing to be holy and pure, but they will be immodest. They'll be sleeping around and messing around. Your sons will be looking at pornography. All of this sort of lust drives its way right into your marriage, right into your bedroom bed. And eventually, it ends in divorce. It ends in rape. It ends in every sort of evil known to man.

So we need to make sure that if this sort of thing is creeping into our lives, whether it is lust, immodesty, we need to make sure we get it out.

Now I'm not speaking about legalistic things. Some people get very legalistic about how women can't wear denim, or they have to wear a certain kind of skirt. And I know there are cults that make their women, and their men wear very specific clothing. That's not what I'm talking about here today. I'm simply talking about dressing in a way that is modest, that you are not promoting your body parts out to the world, but you're covering your skin. And if you're not sure what it means to be modest, ask your husband, ask a fellow brother or sister in the Lord. Because in your heart, you really know. You know if you're showing yourself off or if you're dressed in modesty and in purity.

But it's a huge problem in church, guys. You know, everyone ends up going to church and maybe they start with trying to be holy and just listening to a sermon and singing praises to God. And the next thing they know, they're lusting because the women are wearing immodest clothing. We need to make sure that we are clothed in purity. It's ridiculous in the summer, but even in the winter, even in the spring, every season, it can't possibly be cold enough for women to cover up. When unrighteousness gets into us, it doesn't matter what nature is doing or what God is doing. It's so rebellious that we are just given over to our lusts.

Women are given over to their lusts. They're given over to what many people call the Jezebel spirit. They're just trying to attract attention with makeup and with wearing less and less clothing. This is evil, guys. This is wicked. And if we're part of the children of God, we need to really pay attention to how we dress in modesty and in purity. And men, we have to learn how to bounce our eyes away from promiscuous women. Don't even look at them. Don't have anything to do with any promiscuous women. And make sure also that your children, if you're doing sports, make sure that whatever sport you're doing, that you're also dressed modestly. And if that sport, for whatever reason, says, we have a dress code and you have to wear this, and you notice that it's immodest, take your child out of that sport or out of that dance class or whatever it is that is causing you or your daughters to be immodest. It's more important that we guard our heart, that we keep ourselves pure than any sort of dance class or any sort of music or any sort of drama or anything going on at school, any sort of sport or hobby, it's most important that we're holy and pure and that we're dressed in modesty and that we're teaching our children to be modest, that we're teaching our girls to be clothed in righteousness, physically and spiritually, and that we're teaching our young men not to be lustful, but to be true men of God that have self-control.

One of the attributes of the Holy Spirit is self-control. So if you are a man and you find yourself lusting and given over to lust and you can't control your eyes, you can't control your body parts, then that is a telltale sign that the Holy Spirit is not working in you, but it is your lust, the lust of your flesh, and you need to repent of that.

Lust brings people to hell. Lust would have brought David to hell if he didn't repent. So many great men of God, they fall into lust, and lust is a demon. These demons often, guys, will manifest in your sleep as a past girlfriend, they will manifest as a woman that you once had desire for, and if in your dream you're getting to the point where you don't want this and you're rebuking Satan even in your dream, you will notice that these promiscuous women have evil spirits behind them. They literally turn into demons. I've experienced this multiple times and many other brothers have experienced this. Once you start to engage in spiritual warfare, you notice that it's not just you lusting, but there is a demonic entity present. They are demons. There's these seducing spirits that are given these bodies in the spiritual realm that look sensual, that men lust after. Once you know that this is not just your own imagination, but these are demons, that should put the fear of God in you to rebuke these things.

Rebuke lust. Cast out these demons. Quickly take charge of your thoughts and rebuke evil and lustful thoughts. Don't be looking at pornography. Get rid of your phone or your computer or whatever causes you to sin. Jesus said it would be better for you to cast a body part away from you completely than for your whole body to go into hell. So if your hand is causing you to sin, spiritually cut it off. If your eyes are causing you to sin, spiritually pluck them out. Because sin, especially lust, will take you to hell if you don't repent. And the farther that you go down this addiction, it's like any other drug. It starts to hold you and captivate you and that sin will hold you there much longer than you ever imagined. And it will be much harder to ever escape than you ever thought. So as quickly as you can, you need to repent of lust. You need to repent of anything that's promiscuous, including sports. If your sport is causing you to, or making you wear something that is showing off your body parts, get out of that sport. Figure out a way to cover up your body, to keep yourself pure. You don't have to be immodest to be jogging. You don't have to be immodest to be doing gymnastics or playing soccer. Guys, we can cover our bodies with holiness, with the clothes that we need, and our spiritual self also with righteousness. We don't have to be exposed as Satan is making people expose themselves. Don't let the devil rape you. Keep your mind and your heart fixed on Jesus. Keep yourself clothed in righteousness. We need our white robes on. We need to be holy and pure before God.

So women, dress modestly. Men, don't lust. If you see women that are dressed immodestly, don't even look at them. Don't associate with them. If they are your sister, call them to repent, call them to change their wardrobe. And if they won't listen, then turn the other way. Because too many women are causing men to fall into lust. It's the spirit of Jezebel, as many people call it. But simply, it's demons. A lot of these demons are entering women. Instead of women being holy and pure and wanting to be just for their husbands, now they're promoting all of their body parts out in public. It's very wicked. Make sure that you keep yourself unstained from this, especially as we go into spring and into summer. We as Christians, as disciples of Jesus, must be clothed in righteousness.

Are you clothed in righteousness? Or are you like those in the world who are giving off all of these sexual vibes? Are we truly holy? Are we pure? Are we part of the body of Christ? Or are we actually on Satan's side? May the grace of Jesus be with you.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Fear of God Dread of Hypocricy

 

Fear of God Dread of Hypocricy

Well praise Jesus today, everyone. It's one thing to be against outward sins, things that are displeasing to God, such as tattoos or piercings, or those visual things that we see in our culture. But what Jesus really, really hates, is Christian hypocrisy. When we are pretending to be good Christians on the outside, but inwardly we're full of sin and doing things that are against God. That is why Jesus said in Matthew Chapter 23 over and over again to the Pharisees.
13“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.
14Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. Therefore you will receive greater condemnation. 15“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte, (which means a false convert. ) and when he is won, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves. 16“Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘Whoever swears by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple, he is obliged to perform it.’ 17Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that sanctifies the gold? 18And, ‘Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gift that is on it, he is obliged to perform it.’ 19Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifies the gift? 20Therefore he who swears by the altar, swears by it and by all things on it. 21He who swears by the temple, swears by it and by Him who dwells in it. 22And he who swears by heaven, swears by the throne of God and by Him who sits on it. 23“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone. 24Blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel! 25“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and self-indulgence. 26Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also. 27“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. 28Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. 29“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous, 30and say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.’ 31“Therefore you are witnesses against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. 32Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers’ guilt. 33Serpents, brood of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation of hell?

Do you see how much Jesus Christ hates hypocrisy over and over again?
He speaks against the hypocrisy
of the Pharisees, and he tells his disciples over and over again, be warned of the leaven of the Pharisees, which his disciples did not fully understand at the time. But he was speaking against sin, this sort of hypocrisy.
Now
when I was in the world, but trying to be a Christian, one of the big things that kept me from being a witness talking to people about Jesus, was this feeling, this true feeling of condemnation that I couldn't speak about Jesus because inwardly I had sin in my life. And I had no business telling other people to repent or any business telling other people about God. But I didn't really believe in him myself. You can't really preach against sin and feel good about yourself if you yourself are a sinner. So, if you want to be able to be a bright light shining for Jesus, a good testimony to him, you absolutely can't be partaking any part of hypocrisy. If you are, the devil will attack you, you will be attacking yourself, you'll be just knowing that you're a hypocrite. It will keep you from shining your light more than anything else. And more than anything else, Jesus was against the hypocrite, the one who was acting like a child of God, who is acting like a Christian or a true Jew, but who was playing the hypocrite.
We have to be warned about this. I remember when I was in church
, I had my life where when I was at church, I was trying to uphold being a Christian, uphold reading the Bible, uphold to the youth, being a good example of what it means to be a Christian. But then when I would go back to college, I was living a very hypocritical life. I was living a life of sin and then trying to pull myself together on the weekends and on Wednesday for church.  And that led me to a place of depression because the dissonance between who I was in church as a Christian and who I was in the world as a sinner was this gap that was getting so big that I could not justify it in my heart anymore. I knew that I was a hypocrite, and I knew that God was against me.

If we want to be right with Jesus and be fighting against the devil, we have to start to really hate hypocrisy, we have to start to hate sin, and we have to fear God more than we fear just these pleasures in the world or fear what people think. We have to become separate from the world. Now, being separate from the world doesn't mean that we don't drive a car, or we wear old baggy clothes or we look like Indian monks.  To be separate from the world means that we're disengaged from all the sinful things of the world. If we had to go out of the world completely, then there wouldn't be anywhere that we could walk or anywhere that we could eat. It would be impossible for us to be humans on this planet. But Jesus hasn't called us to do that. But he has called us to be separate from sin. And by the power of Jesus Christ, by his Holy Spirit, we can be set free from the bondage of sin. And we can dedicate ourselves to God to fear God, and to be dedicated to doing his work.
And when we start setting ourselves out to be a light for him and dedicated to his wor
k, then we won't have this dissonance of hypocrisy in us. Now I remember when I was in church and being paid to be a minister, it became a nightmare for me because I started to realize that I needed to fear God, and that it was hypocrisy for me to even be paid by the church I was part of, by this Baptist Church. And that was quite a nightmare for me because all of my income and everything that I had put into my college to become educated was all to be part of church ministry. And so now I have this dissonance of trying to follow God in church and now hearing from the Holy Spirit. And this dissonance is making me feel like a hypocrite. And every time I'm getting my pay check, I know that it's just the church, the church from this place of hypocrisy, and if I don't continue in hypocrisy with the church, then they're going to kick me out. And if I don't continue with Jesus, then he's going to kick me out of his kingdom. So it put me in this really bad spot where I had to gather my faith and pray and say,Lord, please help me to be severed from the church, from the false church. Help me to be severed so that then I can serve you and get my money from you, my provision from you, my manna from you, and not from men who promote and support hypocrisy.
And it was the greatest blessing of my life when the Lord did the first miracle for me and provided for me and my new
wife as we left, organized, organized religion forever. People thought we were just leaving the Baptist Church, maybe we had a falling out with some people in that particular church, or maybe we had church hurt that we were hurt by the church, none of which was the case. It was Jesus calling us out of hypocrisy. And when he called me out, I knew that I was being called out of dead religion, called out of church.
never again in my life to ever return, but to preach the gospel free of charge to be part of the kingdom of God without the dissonance of hypocrisy and sin and getting paid to preach lies at the pulpit.
Now I am dedicated to serve Jesus every single day
to preach the gospel free of charge so that you can hear or anyone that's out there can hear the truth. I am not paid by Youtube. I'm not paid to preach the gospel. Of course I am here out of the love of my heart to speak the things that Jesus puts on my heart, so my fellow brothers and sisters, whether they are blind, are starting to see the truth can truly come into fellowship with Jesus and be saved by the blood of Jesus, that's what I want for you. I desperately want people to be saved from their sins and no longer have these accusations from Satan no longer be under this cloud of hypocrisy and this dissonance of sin.
If we put our faith in Jesus and start becoming obedient to him, he sets us free from all of this sort of bondage, and I am so glad to be set free from that
. Now, occasionally Satan will try to condemn us for things. And the more you listen to people that are on the Internet, the more people will try to bring dissonance into your life, they will nit-pick you for every single thing,
they'll watch
you like a hawk, they'll try to condemn you for everything. But we have to also know how to separate condemnation from the true direction that comes from the Spirit. And when we are listening to the Holy Spirit and wanting to follow him, the guidance of the Holy Spirit does not come as condemnation to us. It comes his direction and joy from the Lord to do what is right.
So if you are a Christian who is trying to walk in the light of the truth
, but constantly, you're being condemned, possibly that is condemnation from Satan trying to beat you up to make you think that you're not really right with God, God doesn't really love you, you're not really hearing from God the way you should, you should just give up because God cares about other people, but he doesn't really care about you. If that is the case, you need to rebuke Satan in Jesus name, and continue to push forward with Jesus and bear good fruit for him. Push through that and know that the more that you practice doing what is right. So for example, preaching Jesus, standing up for the truth, resisting evil. The better you get at it and the more you will be able to resist Satan and push off temptation, accusations and all of those things that come at you from the world, the more you practice, the better you will get. That doesn't mean that you will immediately perfect. But it does mean that you'll get a whole lot better at resisting sin, pushing out temptation, pushing out evil thoughts, intrusive thoughts, you'll become a whole lot better at overcoming very quickly. And that is what we want to do as disciples. We want to get good at overcoming sin, temptation, casting out evil spirits. We want to be able to do that very efficiently and quickly, that the Spirit of God may manifest through us, speak to us and that we can be vessels of honor for the Kingdom of God. That's what we want to do.
So I hope this encourages someone who is either accused by the devil or who is living in current hypocrisy. Because when you're living in accusation or when you are living in hypocrisy, you can't be a light to the world. Jesus says you are the light of the world. Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your father in heaven. But you absolutely cannot do that if you're living this life of dissonance in sin. If there's any sin in you and you're trying to speak out in the gospel, the devil's going to say, “wait a second, you can't open your mouth, you're not obedient to the gospel. Wait a second, you can't be preaching against l
ust or against porn, you're looking at porn. Wait a second, you can't be preaching against self-denial and resisting the devil when you're not resisting sin.”  So make sure that you are part of the resistance, that you're pushing against the devil, that you're speaking against evil and that you're in the light of the truth. So I hope this encourages you.
I want to pray for you. If you are wanting to be in the truth that you may repent and push through, that you may overcome Satan and the demons, and that you may be able to go forward in faith with the Lord and practice what is right. “So, Lord Jesus, I pray for your church. I pray for true fruit that we may truly bear fruit for you and be able to overcome that.
We would not be sinful, that we would not have any of the leaven of hypocrisy because we know that you are against sinners, but that you detest, and you hate hypocrisy. We know that you call sinners to repent. And so, I pray for all of the church
, your people that have been led astray or who have fallen prey to those that are doing what is evil, for those who have fallen into sin, I pray that you would bring them out of sin out of hypocrisy so that they can be holy and pure and be wash clean and be able to bear good fruit for you being connected to the vine. I pray that people can truly be set free of the shackles of sin, bondage, hypocrisy, the oppression of Satan that they may be able to be your children and bear good fruit for you every day. So I thank you for being able to stand with you and that you make the way for us and that when we're pure in heart before you, that we can be vessels of honor who bear good fruit for you and encourage others. I thank you that you've called us to be the light of the world. And we pray just to encourage more people to repent of their sins and to live holy and righteous. I pray these things in your name, Lord Jesus, amen.”
 
  

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Come Out of Religion Get to Know Jesus

 

Come Out of Religion Get to Know Jesus

 Well praise Jesus today everyone. I just wanted to make a short message, a very little bit of my testimony, and just give glory to Jesus because when we are really with Jesus Christ our eyes and our ears are open to the truth and we don't fall into the deceptions that people are in in the world or in religion. See a lot of people are deceived by things in the world, you know, really basic things. They're deceived by the devil to think that sex outside of marriage is okay or that, you know, adultery is okay or abortion is okay. 

So people in the world don't really care. They're totally blind. But also a lot of Christians are blind to the truth because instead of putting themselves at the feet of Jesus Christ, they have put themselves before the indoctrination of churches. Maybe that's a Catholic church or maybe that is a Protestant Baptist church or something like that. But a lot of Christians are not at the feet of Jesus and because of this they are extremely acceptable or acceptable to deceptions that are in the Christian church. Now one of the things that Jesus taught was that we should make no one on earth our father. That doesn't mean that we can't call our blood father, father or dad or something like that. But there should be no one on earth that you're looking up to as your spiritual father and your leader. 

There can be people that tell you about Jesus that point you to the truth, but then after they point you to the truth, you should be led by God, by the gift of his Holy Spirit. See Jesus promised us the gift of the Holy Spirit to lead us and to guide us into all truth. You can find that in the Bible in John chapter 14 through 16. Praise Jesus everyone. I see your comments coming in. But a lot of Christians open themselves up to deception, to lies, because they put themselves at the feet of a pastor or a father in the Catholic church. Now because I have been out of church and I have placed myself my entire life at the feet of Jesus Christ, not at a pastor or at a Catholic church, I can easily see the deceptions and the witchcraft in church. It's not because I'm just so special, but it's because I have been walking with Jesus and I can see things from His perspective. Now if you want to see things from my perspective, you have to see things by the perspective that will be given you by the Holy Spirit.

 We can put ourselves in other people's shoes, but you can't put yourself in my shoes unless you're walking with the Lord. Most people are not walking with the Lord and so they can never perceive how church is a deception. They can't perceive how certain people are lying to them. They can't understand the things of God because they simply have never walked with Jesus. They have never humbled themselves before the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. So they are constantly calling their pastor, their leader, and they go against what Jesus said. Jesus said, Call no one on earth your teacher, your leader, your father. What does the Catholic church do? They set themselves up as the father and the Pope and all of the leaders of the Catholic church, they call themselves father. And when people put themselves under that authority, they put themselves under witchcraft. And it's incredible to see because Jesus specifically warns about these things that the Catholic church are a hundred percent doing against God. They call themselves father when Jesus said, Don't call anyone father. If you don't believe me, look up what the Catholics call their leadership. They all call them father as if they're looking up to God, the father. So these guys have totally duped Christians. They have deceived people.

 And another thing that happens in church, the Catholic church or the Christian church is they fall into this sort of repetitious prayer. They're praying the rosary. They're praying these repetitious things that are witchcraft. And Jesus warned also specifically not to pray like this. The heathens pray like this. People that don't know God, they pray these repetitious prayers because they think by their many words. And this sort of repetition, even if it's praying the Lord's prayer, it's in vain. It's so repetitive. And God does not look down from heaven with pleasure upon repetitious prayers. People praying the rosary, people praying the Lord's prayer over and over again as if you're going to be accepted by God for your many words.

 The Lord is pleased with us when we bring ourselves before his feet and we just ask him very simple questions as a child would ask you. What sort of things has your child asked you? They probably asked you things like, what are we going to eat tonight? Or maybe they've asked you extremely profound questions that you couldn't answer about God. Why did God create death? They might ask. Or who is God? Or where does God live? Or why can't I see God? Sometimes children ask the most basic questions of life that leave you completely stumped. But we know that we have a Father in heaven that can answer our questions. And Jesus even says that if we pray that he will be manifesting to us. So why don't we start asking the questions that are actually on our heart to God who is alive and that will give liberally to those that ask. Why are we praying these ridiculous long prayers and calling people Father and Pastor and Leader that are not our leaders, that are not our fathers, and prayers that mean absolutely nothing to our heart?

 This becomes like a witchcraft. It sedates people. They go in and they hear the pastor and they have this certain cadence and they just fall asleep. They're not even thinking about reality. They're not praying things or even preaching things that are truly on their mind or heart. It just becomes this repetition. They're just doing religion. This is ridiculous, guys. People have become zombies. The world is so far asleep and the church is so far asleep they have no idea what pleases God. It's crazy. If you want to please God, you have to give him your heart. You have to start praying from your heart. Things that are actually on your heart and on your mind. Not things that don't make sense that some other person formulated a prayer for you to pray. That's not genuine. 

If you want to be genuine with God, you have to be genuine with yourself. What are you feeling? What things are you struggling with? And then bring those things before God and then work out those things. Do you have hate in your life? Are you envious? Are you jealous of somebody? Are you anxious about something? So wherever your heart is, bring those things before God and say, I'm anxious about this. I'm nervous about this. I'm frustrated about this. And whatever is on your heart, you bring those things to God and then you ask him, you say, Lord, please help me. Help me to see things as you see. Help me to do good as you always do good. Help me to be focused in the right area so I'm not just wasting your time or my time. And then you can start to do things that are actually beneficial for life. 

Following Jesus isn't about doing Catholic Church. It's not about doing the Eucharist. It's not about doing Baptist communion. It's not about ceremony at all. Life with Jesus is about giving your actual life to him. The things that you're actually concerned with. You have to give him your heart, your mind, your intellect, your being. And then you can make small steps forward in faith with him and he can start developing your faith. 

The news break here is that Jesus is truly alive and he wants to do life with you. You need to invite him into every aspect of your life. Following Jesus isn't about just going to church and segmenting Jesus as one aspect of 50,000 different aspects that you have about your life. You have to allow Jesus into your life to mold you to his image. It's not about Jesus becoming like you or God becoming like you, but it is about you being molded into the image of God. He loves us. He cares for us. He wants us to have a good life. But the things that we perceive to be a good life and getting connected with God, a lot of us just think it's about getting into church. And as long as we say these repetitious prayers and pay our tithe to church, then God is going to bless our life, what we really want to do.

 I've noticed a lot of Christians, they don't really care about God at all. They just kind of do church. They do worship. And for them, it's appeasing their conscience. So they feel guilty in their conscience that they're not doing enough for God. Maybe they know in their heart that they're really not right with God. So how do we appease a guilty conscience? Well, we can try to buy our way into heaven, which is obviously ridiculous. No one can buy their way into heaven. But we start to think like this. And so to appease a guilty conscience, we say, man, I will just pay 100 bucks to a church a week, or I will give one hour of my time to this church or this organization. And after you do one hour a week and $100 a week or whatever you designate, you start to appease your guilty conscience. But in reality, this guilt keeps on coming back up in you. Why is that? Why do you constantly have to appease this guilt in order to try to mend this sort of relationship with God? It's because in reality, you don't have a genuine relationship with God, and you're just trying to appease him by works of your own righteousness. 

If you really want to get right with God, it's not about running to a church. It's not about giving him $100 a week or tithe or going on a mission trip. None of that stuff will ultimately appease God. If you want to get right with God, it starts with your own heart's reconciliation. You confess your sins. I mean, that's obvious enough. You say, Lord, I know that I'm a sinner. I know that I can't do it on my own. I know that I've messed up in life. I know that I've been a failure. I know that I don't know everything. And Lord Jesus, I want you to save me. You have to start praying as a child would pray, not a theologian, not as someone that's beating around the bush or just trying to pray repetitious prayers. You have to start praying as your child would talk to you. Your child doesn't come to you as a theologian or a manipulator. They just ask you for what they want. And you as a parent, you communicate with them with what they actually need. And that is how our relationship with Jesus has to start. 

Jesus is real. And that to a lot of people is very profound because to them, Jesus has just been a figment of religion. So if you want to get right with your creator, it starts with talking straight to Jesus Christ. Not just repetitiously praying the Lord's prayer, not praying the Catholic rosary or anything like that, not going before a pastor and confessing your sins to him, but going before Jesus simply as a child would go before their parent, their earthly father, and just say, "Lord Jesus, please speak to me in a way that makes sense to me. Please guide my life. I want to give my life to you. I want to invite you, Lord, into every aspect of my life so that I can please you and truly be your child. I want to serve you. I don't want my life to be meaningless. I don't want to ruin my life. I don't want to ruin what God has given me." And if you can start praying basic prayers like this, then Jesus will come into you. He will come into your life, into your heart. He will start changing you and molding you to his image. You will start to learn the perspective of God and not the perspective any longer of false dead religion.

 If you want to see from this perspective, it has to happen by going to your creator, to Jesus. He's alive and he cares for you. "So, Lord Jesus, I pray for my fellow brothers and sisters in the Lord who've been deceived by the world, who've been deceived by the false riches and pleasures of the world, but who have also been deceived by dead religion, by the Catholic church, by Baptist churches, by just all these churches that pretend to know you, but who fleece the flock, who manipulate people for money. I pray that people can truly and genuinely come into a relationship with you and that you would work miracles in their life, that they would come into the newness of life with you and partake in your new covenant. I pray that you wash people clean of their sins, let them be spotless and have their new white robes on and prepared for the wedding supper of the Lamb. I pray for my fellow brothers and sisters in the Lord to give up all the worries of this world, all the temptations of the flesh, all the things that lead us towards hell. I pray that we have the power to rebuke demons in your name and overcome everything that is evil, because we have the power in you, Lord Jesus, to overcome. So, I pray for the true church. I pray for your body, the body of Christ. I pray for my fellow brothers and sisters to overcome in your name and come out of deception and lies that is leading so many people to hell. I pray that someone that is listening today can truly accept you, Lord Jesus, as their Lord and Savior and that you would come into their life and purify them from the inside out and that they could see and hear clearly. In your name I pray, Lord Jesus. Amen."

 

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Sin and Doubting

 

Sin and Doubting

Well, praise Jesus today everyone. Sin and doubting are a big problem in Christianity. If you call yourself a follower of Jesus, yet you are in sin or you doubt, you will not bear good fruit, you won't be able to walk forward in your faith with Jesus, and you certainly won't encourage anyone else to come into the household of the faith. Now I remember when I was living in sin, this made me doubt a lot. When I was doing things that I knew Jesus did not approve of, I started to go more and more into the world, and I doubted even to the point where I didn't know if Jesus existed. Maybe He was a historical figure, but maybe He doesn't really care for me, or maybe He wasn't even truly historical.

Now, during this time of Easter, a lot of people are researching the synoptic gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and how the account happened of Jesus resurrecting from the dead. And if you look at this account of Jesus resurrecting in the empty tomb, and Peter and John coming to the tomb, and the women, including Mary and Mary Magdalene, each of these accounts are slightly different, which the difference in the accounts allows Satan to be able to accuse the scripture, or to accuse the accounts, or to even accuse you if you're reading it, and say, why would you believe this when there are different accounts? One account says there's one angel, another account says there's two, another says that Mary Magdalene was by herself, and another says she was with these other women. And when you look from these different accounts, the devil can easily say, “see, look, these guys can't even figure it out, Jesus probably didn't resurrect from the dead, and you shouldn't believe anyway.”

 So sin and doubting will totally wreck your faith. And even in the day that Jesus was resurrecting from the dead, the disciples doubted. The women came back, and after seeing the angels, they spoke with the disciples, including Mary Magdalene, and they said, Jesus is risen from the dead. And all the disciples thought it was an old wives' tale, they thought it seemed ridiculous, just, you know, a fairy tale. They did not believe. And then later, when Jesus appeared to the eleven, He rebuked them for their unbelief. They didn't believe that Jesus had resurrected from the dead, even though He had said He would. They didn't believe the women's testimony. They just had all of this doubt, they were full of doubt. We also know that Thomas doubted. He said, unless I put my hand in the Lord's side, I will not believe. You know, unless I touch His hands and touch His side, I'm not going to believe that Jesus resurrected from the dead. And to this day we know Thomas as doubting Thomas.

But Jesus proved that He did resurrect from the dead, and He told us that how blessed are those that believe without seeing. So many of the early apostles got to actually see. And some people that even saw the miracles, including the Pharisees, they did not believe. They either doubted or they were wanting to live sinful lives. They had hate in their heart. So seeing itself does not make us disciples of Jesus. It does not make us good people or righteous, where a lot of Christians go wrong is not having faith and allowing the devil to etch away at their belief and destroy their faith due to unbelief.

And this is really sad because as soon as we allow the devil in, no longer can we glorify God or have peace in our heart. No longer are we going to want to share the gospel, but we will become totally reclusive in regard to our faith. Because we won't even believe ourselves that Jesus is the risen King. I'm telling you this is a bad thing guys, because when I was in church, I got to the point where I didn't know if I believed in the gospel. And I was not about to tell anyone outside of church the gospel of Jesus Christ, because I knew I'd be a hypocrite if I did. If I said Jesus is alive, instantly the devil would accuse me saying, “Well you don't even believe that.” Or if I said you have to repent of sin and get right with God. I couldn't say that because I knew I wasn't right with God. I was messing around with women and doing things that I shouldn't do. So if we are living a sinful life or if we are doubting God, it makes us 100% fruitless. And one of the things that the resurrection of Jesus does is it asks us a question, do we have faith that Jesus resurrected from the dead? Do we believe that He is the resurrected Messiah? Do we believe that He is still alive today? Do we trust Him? Do we see Him at work in the world and in our heart? Or are we like doubting Thomas or the disciples who doubted? Are we like those who are caught in sin and in doubt and fruitless?

As for me, I have put my faith now in Jesus and I have seen His works personally. So even though I was not physically there at Calvary, although I haven't physically went into the empty tomb and seen the grave clothes sitting there like how Peter did, I know that Jesus is alive because I have seen His supernatural works in my life. When I asked Jesus to manifest to me, to reveal Himself to me in a way that makes sense in my own life, He did that for me and I have confirmation that Jesus is the risen Messiah.

Now if you are not sure and you are plagued with doubt and with sin, I want to encourage you to ask Jesus to reveal Himself to you in a way that makes sense in your own mind and in your heart. I think Jesus will meet any doubter who has genuine doubt that really wants to know the truth, but He is not just going to show up to anyone who is an unreasonable doubter that for the sake of wanting to live their own sinful life, doubt the gospel or doubt Jesus. There are a lot of people who cast doubt on the gospels or cast doubt on Jesus' ministry simply because they want to continue to live their sinful life. They actually don't have legitimate doubt. It's not like, I wonder if Jesus will show up to me, I wonder if there is hope for me in the name of Jesus. They are not hoping or wondering about things like that. They are just trying to cast doubt so that they can blur the lines of good and evil and continue to live their sinful lives without anyone pointing out their sin. That's wickedness.

This is the same thing the Pharisees did. The Pharisees were very jealous of the disciples because the disciples could work miracles, the Pharisees couldn't. They would watch Jesus and the disciples working miracles, and instead of being amazed that someone like Lazarus was resurrected from the dead, all they wanted to do was kill the disciples and kill Jesus, get Him off the face of the earth, otherwise everyone is going to go after these guys. But our reaction should be awe. We should be in awe that Jesus resurrected from the dead. We should want to love Him because He laid down His life for us and He showed us what love truly was, to lay down His life for His friends. If we have love for Jesus, He will resurrect us from the dead. He will bring us back to life physically and spiritually. He will give us the life that is meaningful, and He will make us bear much good fruit.

So will we trust Jesus? Will we have faith in Him and stop doubting and stop sinning? Or will we continue to go the way of sin and doubt which leads ultimately to death? I hope this encourages someone to seek Jesus, to have revelation from Him, and to find the truth and to walk away from sin and doubting. May the grace of Jesus be with you.