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Sunday, November 7, 2010

The First Steps to becoming a Christian


John 3:16  "For GOD so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

John 3:17  "For GOD sent not His SON into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved."

John 3:18  "He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten SON of GOD."

Sin separates us from LORD GOD on earth and for eternity, but Jesus' shed blood reconciles us to the FATHER, upon our repentance and belief in Him.  Through our Lord and Savior Jesus CHRIST, we can have a personal relationship with our Heavenly FATHER.  Have you spoken to Him lately?  Bless LORD GOD ALMIGHTY by telling Him you love Him; He has been waiting to hear from you!

2 Peter 3:9  "The LORD is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."

In this flesh life, you're going to get your feet dirty.  We're all sinners and we live in satan's world system, which is filled to the brim with unrighteousness and unrepentant sinners.  The spirit of antichrist, or another jesus (a counterfeit - satan), is in the world.  Carnal men are of the world, thus they speak of the world, and the world heareth them.  You see, feel and experience this everyday and, sometimes, it feels as if the backward ways of this world is surrounding you from all sides, like a tidal wave that's ready to engulf you.

1 John 4:4  "Ye are of GOD, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world."

1 John 4:5  "They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them."

1 John 4:6  "We are of GOD: he that knoweth GOD heareth us; he that is not of GOD heareth not us. Hereby know we the Spirit of Truth, and the spirit of error."

1 John 4:7  "Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of GOD; and every one that loveth is born of GOD, and knoweth GOD."

1 John 4:8  "He that loveth not knoweth not GOD; for GOD is Love."

1 John 4:9  "In this was manifested the love of GOD toward us, because that GOD sent His only begotten SON into the world, that we might live through Him."

1 John 4:10  "Herein is love, not that we loved GOD, but that He loved us, and sent His SON to be the propitiation for our sins."

When you feel overwhelmed, you need to stop relying on your own strength, and find the perfect strength in the power of Jesus Christ.  For Christ said, "My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness" (2 Cor 12:9).  It's in our weakness, when we can fully feel His power.  His strength is perfect; ours is not.  Only His strength and His Word will fuel you on your journey as a Christian.  It's a journey that's impossible to complete without Him.  You would have never seen the destination, or the way, without Him.  You didn't even know such a path existed, or that the mountain to climb, was ever even there, until He showed you.  It's an amazing journey and you don't even have to physically travel to experience it.  


"Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I Am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light" - Matthew 11:28-30.

John 3:19  "And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil."

John 3:20  "For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved."
John 3:21  "But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in GOD."

The Word of GOD is spiritual food and must be eaten daily. Our daily bread, Christ Jesus, the Bread of Life, is the Word of GOD.  Be a doer of the WORD.

1 John 2:14  "I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known Him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the Word of GOD abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one."

1 John 2:15  "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the FATHER is not in him."

1 John 2:16  "For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the FATHER, but is of the world."

1 John 2:17  "And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of GOD abideth for ever."

lucifer said...

Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
I've been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man's soul and faith
And I was 'round when Jesus Christ
Had his moment of doubt and pain

(lucifer's words in the song, "sympathy for the devil" by the rolling stones)


Matthew 27:46  "And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" That is to say, "My GOD, My GOD, why hast Thou forsaken Me?"

JESUS CHRIST was teaching here, quoting the first verse from Psalm 22, even while on the cross, dying for our sins.  "My GOD, My GOD, why hast thou forsaken me? Why art Thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?" (Psalm 22).  This was penned by king David a thousand years before the crucifixion.

Psalm 22:1  To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David. "My GOD, my GOD, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?" 
Psalm 22:13  "They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion."
Psalm 22:14  "I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels."
Psalm 22:15  "My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and Thou hast brought me into the dust of death."
Psalm 22:16  "For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet."
Psalm 22:17  "I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me."
Psalm 22:18  "They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture."
Psalm 22:19  "But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me."

Psalm 22:30
  "A seed shall serve Him; it shall be accounted to the LORD for a generation."
Psalm 22:31  "They shall come, and shall declare His righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that He hath done this [ For It is finished]."

John 19:30  "When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, He said, It is finished: and He bowed his head, and gave up the ghost [Spirit]."

Our Savior was teaching this Psalm while being crucified, with His blood flowing out of His veins, making payment for our sins. Prophecy fulfilled.  Does it register in your mind that CHRIST died for you?  We're not just talking physically, because spiritually, He took on the sins of the world, so that the world through Him might be saved.  That is the most awesome thing anyone can do for us.  If you're only imagining the tremendous, and I mean tremendous, physical pain and suffering CHRIST endured, you've only got it half right.  He endured all of this physically, but also on a spiritual level, He paid the price for your sins in full!  You and I are both sinners... for us to be forgiven of the debt and to inherit eternal life... someone must die in our place.  Think spiritually.  That person must be perfect and without blemish, the perfect sacrifice, for one and all time.  No one is worthy to fill that spot but JESUS CHRIST.  Prophecy fulfilled.

John 8:29  "And He That sent Me is with Me: the FATHER hath not left Me alone; for I do always those things that please Him."

JESUS never doubted.  He was teaching, even on the cross.

Do you believe the Holy Bible to be the Word of GOD?
Do you believe Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins (Romans 5:8)...that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of GOD (Romans 3:23)?
Do you believe Jesus Christ was raised from the dead (Romans 6:4; Revelation 1:18) and ascended into Heaven (Mark 16:19; Hebrews 8:1)?
Do you believe when Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6)?

    Christianity is not a religion; it is a reality and the Way of Life. You trust in the FATHER and that is called faith. All Christians should walk by faith. Do not follow the ways of men (there have been millions of men that have fallen by doing things according to men, so why would you want to repeat the same mistakes), and know that where your ability ends, that is where GOD's ability begins.

     Acts 8:37  "And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of GOD."