1 Peter 1:13-25
"Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming.
As Obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.
But just as he who called you is Holy, so be Holy in all you do; ...
For it is written: "Be holy; because I am Holy."
Since you call on a Father who judges each person's work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear.
For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors.
But with the Precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.
He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake.
Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God."
"This, then, is how you should pray:
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven....
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead is not into temptations, but Deliver us from the evil one."
Prayer involves transformed passions. In prayer, real prayer, we begin to think God's thoughts after him to desire the things he desires, to Love the things things he loves, to will the things He Wills.
Thankful God is in control He sees all and knows all! I've read the last page of the Bible He Wins!!
"The most thrilling thing about heaven is that Jesus Christ will be there. I will see him face to face. Jesus Christ will meet us at the end of life's Journey."
-Billy Graham 1918-2018
"If you LOVE me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever -
The Spirit of Truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you."
1 John 2:3-6...
"We know that we have come to know him if we keeps His commands.
Whoever says, 'I know him', but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.
But if anyone obeys his word, LOVE for GOD is truly made complete in them, This is how we know we are in Him: Whoever claims to live in him Must Live as Jesus did."
Instructions Christian Living
"And find out what pleases the Lord.
Have nothing to do with fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. ...
It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.
But everything exposed by the light becomes visible - and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.
This is why it is said:
"Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."
Be Very Careful, then, how you live- not as unwise but as wise,
Making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be Filled with the Spirit,
Speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,
Always giving Thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ."
Be filled with Christ's Spirit giving Thanks to Him for everything! We are either filling our spirit's with Him or the worldly things that Kill out His Spirit! Which also kills bodies physically leading to death without Christ! A horrible eternal death in Hell away from Him and His Spirit that was denied. Let's not be foolish to the Lord's Will!
All people belong to God by creation, but Christians belong to Him by right of Redemption.
"But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that are now already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not made with humans hands, that is to say, is not a part of this creation.
He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal R...edemption.
The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean.
How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the Living God! (Serve The Living God, My God's Not Dead!!)
"Who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for Himself a people that Are His Very Own, eager to do what is good." (Purify)
"In Him we have Redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in Accordance with the riches of God's Grace." (Accordance, In Agreement With God.) (Redemption, Saving Freeing from Sin)
Just a reminder every Friday we have prayer meetings. Not only do we gather together to pray for ourselves we also pray for others. We also hear the message God has spoken to the speakers Spirit for that day. To gather together praising God and thanking him. Not just for hearing prayers but praising Him just because He is Worthy to be Praised at all times. Tonight if you need prayer our doors will be open at 7:00pm. We will be praying for God's holy spirit to be welcomed in ...schools. We also pray for God to become the Lord within family households. It first begins within ourself and our life's to make a affect on anyone else. We can't share who we dont know with those that dont know Him within. The change begins with Christ being the center of All your life! He is waiting for you to do your part in choosing Him so he can do what no one else can. Children copy what they see, lets let Christ be who they copy! I hope to see you at 7:00 be blessed!
"And they cried out in a loud voice:
"Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb."
All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,
Saying: Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!...
Then one of the elders asked me, "These white robes - who are they, and where did they come from?"
I answered, Sir, you know. And he said, These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have Washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Therefore, "They are before the throne of God and serve Him Day and Night in His temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with His Presence."
Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat down on them, nor any scorching heat.
For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their Shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."
We hear so many question what people that get to heaven do. Or we hear people say what they think someone that went to heaven is doing. Yet the Bible is Truth it tells us what the people that got to heaven is doing. They are worshiping their God who created them to Love and worship HIM! Thats the mark many, many miss! Our life is His not ours sadly some wont grasp this until its to late. Just because God wants all people to be saved some wont. Because they never truly Loved HIM! He wasn't there All, He wasn't who they longed to worship, Truly Loved and Longed to be with surrendering All themselves to HIM! What do people do when they get to heaven? Worship Him Day and Night, Night and Day thats it! Yet the Love, Longing, self change, obeying becomes who you are here first! This is why the Bible tells us get ready be prepared, let God wash you and make you ready inside! Total Surrender to The Lord with Pure Love! Not just I dont want to go to hell so I will just enough for him yet mostly for self. Because even the lukewarm get spit out. For He says if you Love Me, (Love Me) you will obey my commands! True Love For the Savior!
"For there are many rebellious people, full of meaningless talk and deception, especially those of the circumcision group.
They must be slienced, because they are disrupting whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach and that for the sake of dishonest gain.
One of Crete's own prophets has said it: Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons.
This saying is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith....
And will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the merely human commands of those who reject the truth.
To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.
They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good."
It is often not the atheist but the 'In name only' Christian who is most offended by the sincere believer because they hold the same name yet live completely opposite lives.
"If you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those who are in the dark,
An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of little children, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth.
You, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal?
You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery?...
You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?
You who boast in the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law?
As it is Written: "God's name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you."
God's word is an everyday Powerful, Self-Check part of His Guidance!
Religion will keep you Comfortable
Jesus will get you Killed!
What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?...
By No means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we LIVE in it any longer?
Or don't you know that all of us Who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the father, we too may LIVE a NEW LIFE.
For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his.
For we know that our Old Self WAS Crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should No longer be slaves to sin.
Because anyone who has died has been Set Free from sin.
Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also Live with Him.
For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him.
The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the Life he Lives, he Lives to God."
Dead to sin, Alive In Christ!
Live a New Life! There is a change Spirituality leading us away from wickedness to Righteousness! It's not religion, remembering a few words from the bible, playing church or using God! Its about Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit! If your Life is not in accordance with His, it dont matter what you hear about Jesus or if you knew a few words. In order to know His Life he has for you is to Know and Obey Him yourself! Giving up anything, anyone, any lifestyle that is against HIM! Dont use God! Choose God!
Correcting an Abuse of the Lord's Supper
1 Corinthians 11:23-29
"For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread.
And when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me."
In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me."...
For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.
So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord.
Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup.
For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink Judgment on themselves."
Three ways communion is taken in an unworthy manner.
Displaying Irreverence- Lack of Respect.
Being Self-Centered- Preoccupied with oneself.
Having a Divisive Attitude- One causing disagreement or hostility between people.
God gave me this message to teach and warn. Without his truth there is no teaching and warning from yourself destruction.
Suffering for being a Christian According to God's will
1 Peter 4:12-19
"Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.
But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.
If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you....
If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler.
However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.
For it is time for Judgment to begin with God's household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not Obey the gospel of God?
And, "If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, What will become of the ungodly and the sinner?"
So then, those who suffer according to God's will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good."
(Suffer According to God's Will not self will) Our Father in Heaven hallowed be your name your kingdom come on earth as in Heaven! For his Judgment is just and he will come one day! If it was now would you be righteous? His way of righteous. Or would you be the ungodly sinner?! If God comes for the church today are you the church? Jesus is coming back for his bride that has made herself ready for him! If you died now have you made yourself ready According to His will or yours? For His Will Alone matters!
"Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: rulers and elders of the people!
If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lame and are being asked how he was healed,
Then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed.
Jesus is "The stone you builders rejected, which has beco...me the cornerstone."
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved."
Salvation comes from Jesus Alone!
Peter the disciple Salvation doesn't save us!
Your Pastor's Salvation doesn't save us!
Your grandma's Salvation doesn't save us!
A church building or church chair doesn't give us Salvation!
A nice long dress nor long hair gives us Salvation!
Good deeds doesn't give us Salvation!
No other Fake God's give us Salvation!
All these can become Idol's to a Fake Salvation if we don't Know the Only Salvation Himself!
SALVATION comes from Jesus Christ Alone! No other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be Saved!