Monday, November 9, 2020

Just make up your mind

Just Make Up Your Mind 

Praise Jesus again to day guys because the Lord Jesus is working in His children and He is really calling people OUT of the world and making a huge difference between those who are His sheep, His children and those who are make-believers and those who are not really going with the LORD.  One  thing that I have been getting a bunch of emails about and questions about is how, people will ask, “How do I stop looking at pornography, how do I stop doing this certain sin and how do I go forward with Jesus…”  and I have one standard answer for everyone and that is YOU HAVE TO MAKE UP YOUR MIND TO GO WITH JESUS.  He’s not going to make up your mind for you.  It’s your choice if you are going to turn a 180 away from the world, if you are going to go the way of the LORD or if you are going to go the way of the world, if you are going to go the way of sin.  People waver because they are still wavering in darkness, they are wondering if it will be worth it to follow Jesus.  But our entire life is but just a speck, such a small amount of time, even if you live to be 80 years old, compare that to ETERNITY.  Eternity is FOREVER and either we will be eternally with Jesus in heaven or we will be eternally in HELL.  And people are willing to sacrifice so much for maybe just 20 years and then they pass away.  I had a co-worker who just a few days ago passed away, and it’s sad to see people reject God, THEY HAVE NO HOPE.  If you reject Jesus and you die you have NO HOPE.  The Lord’s not going to let you come back after you are fully dead.  Man is given one life and then comes the judgment and if we are not prepared for all eternity we have made our destiny and we have made our destiny in hell.  I encourage you to really make up your mind, you are going to choose while it is still this day who you will follow, if you will follow Jesus or if you are going to follow satan.  And Jesus is not going to make up your mind, He’s not going to force you.  Jesus will not say; “Hey, you have to follow me…”  YOU have to make up your mind if you are going to follow Jesus Christ or if you are going to follow your flesh.  So, stop looking at pornography, if you are looking at porn… get anything that is a hinderance OUT of your life.  If your phone is causing you to stumble, what is that for your eternity.  Is it worth having your phone for a little extra convenience to have your soul taken to HELL?  Or is it worth getting rid of your phone if your phone is what is causing you to fall to pornography.  What about your TV?  People are just so addicted to technology and they are NOT using it for the glory of GOD, they are NOT using it for any good… what is it if you just get RID OF IT?  You know we need to CUT OFF the arm of the FLESH, whatever is hindering us from entering the Kingdom of God we need to CUT THAT OFF, so that we can push our way into the Kingdom of God.  The Kingdom of God suffers violence, that’s because satan is trying to steal it away from us.  But the violent take it by FORCE.  If we’re going to push our way into the Kingdom of God we are going to have to forcefully RESIST satan and his kingdom.  We can’t do it like sissies, we can’t just do it relaxed and falling asleep, we have to be warriors for the Kingdom of God and the ONLY what that happens is if we are filled with the HOLY SPIRIT and if we get EVERY OUT of our life that is hindering us.  Don’t let anything stop you or hinder you.  But no one is going to convince you to follow Jesus until YOU have convinced yourself it is the right way to go.  Unless you MAKE UP YOUR MIND to follow Jesus and that NOTHING ELSE MATTERS you are still going to be pursuing things of this world.  Ultimately you are going to get exactly what you want, exactly what you are looking for.  And if the desire of your heart is actually seeking after the pleasures of the world, after the things that satan can give you, in the end you are going to get what your heart desired, you are going to get satan.  Do we want satan to be our father?  Do we want to make ourselves our OWN god and do we want our end ultimately to be hell?  Or do we want to resist, do we want to overcome?  I want to overcome this world because this world has nothing for a child of God.  Jesus’s children have nothing in this word.  We have to RESIST the world, we have to resist the worldly.  We have to resist sinful people, temptations.  The only way to enter into the Kingdom of God is if we resist and OVERCOME.  It’s not easy, it’s actually impossible. But with Jesus Christ all things are possible and we WILL overcome, but we have to make up our mind to.  Your parents aren’t going to make up your mind, the culture certainly isn’t going to make up your mind, YOU are going to have to make up your mind if you’re going to follow Jesus, take up your cross daily or if you’re going to go YOUR way and if you are going to perish in your sins. It’s your decision if you will pick up your cross and follow the LORD with ALL OF YOUR MIGHT.  I just want to encourage the true brothers and sisters to fight the good fight.  We have to set it in our hearts and in our minds to live for Jesus EVERY DAY.  People say; “Well, I would die for Jesus, I would die for you Lord…”  Well will you LIVE for Him? Will you die to your SINS today?  “Oh, now, I can’t do that…” You start to have a debate in your own heart, a debate with Jesus.  It’s like you’re telling God, “I’ll die for you, but I won’t live for you, I won’t stand up for you, but I’ll die for you…” How can you die for your KING if you will not LIVE for Him today?  Every day is a choice.  Every day is a choice to live holy, to live righteous or to fall into sin, and there are 1 million ways to fall into sin…… (We all know what it’s like to fall into sin and be stuck) We have to SEEK FIRST the righteousness of GOD.  As soon as we wake up we have to wake up PRAYING.  We have to wake up resisting the devil, putting on the full armor of GOD the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of faith, the sword of the Spirit, the belt of truth and the feet ready to bring the gospel of peace.  Are we prepared for the battle, for this war?  Are we prepared or will we be easily cut down and destroyed by the enemy because we are not on that firm foundation of Jesus Christ?  Are you ready for the attacks that will come?  Or are you going to fall to lukewarmness, to laziness and to all the temptations that satan can bring?  Will you stand strong in these times and overcome or will you fall to evil?  YOU NEED TO MAKE UP YOUR MIND!  May the grace of Jesus be with you.