But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many. And the gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned. For the judgment which came from one offense resulted in condemnation, but the free gift which came from many offenses resulted in justification. For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.
Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous. Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. — Romans 5: 15-21
Even though there is chaos, confusion and anarchy rampant in our nation today, Jesus Christ, by His grace is ready and willing to give you His free gift of eternal life!
Understanding the Holy Spirit seems to be a lost art today. The Holy Spirit is mentioned in hundreds of scriptures and accomplishes many things but seems to hold “hind seat”, if you will, to Jesus and the Father, yet is fully part of the triune God. I can’t count the number of people I have met in the Church who shy away from getting too involved with the Holy Spirit. He has kind of gotten a bad reputation because the Holy Spirit is associated speaking in tongues, something many Christians don’t understand. There are certain sects of people who believe that you need to speak in tongues and handle poisonous snakes to be saved; all being associated with the Holy Spirit. Therefore, many Christians don’t get involved with the Holy Spirit not wanting to be thought of in that way.
But just how important is the Holy Spirit?
No matter how much you may shun the Holy Spirit, if you are a child of God, you always have Him in you!
Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
Jesus let the Pharisees know in no uncertain terms how important the Holy Spirit was when they were very near blaspheming the Holy Spirit.Mark 3:28-29 “Assuredly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they may utter; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation” —
God is love and He sent His Holy Spirit to give us the same love.Romans 5:5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. John 14:26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.
We all need the Holy Spirit. He does all kinds of things for us every day. He gives us understanding of God’s Word. He prays for us about things we don’t even know about. He reveals knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. He is the one who comforts us when we are persecuted. He is the power of our faith! We need Him very much!
I pray that the Holy Spirit will comfort you! Amen!
By what way does the internet spread over the earth? Is it something that man created or has it always been? It was discovered by man and put to his use but he did not create it.Job 38:24 by what way is light diffused, or the east wind scattered over the earth? Man has been able to make lights and use wind to power mighty ships and in today’s modern world, airplanes. Wireless networking technology uses radio waves to provide wireless high-speed Internet and network connections.
20 years ago today, the World Wide Web opened to the public
On 6 August 1991, exactly twenty years ago, the World Wide Web became publicly available. Its creator, the now internationally known Tim Berners-Lee, posted a short summary of the project on the alt. hypertext newsgroup and gave birth to a new technology which would fundamentally change the world as we knew it.Aug 6, 2011
Now it has been nearly 30 years since the internet became public. Now people from all over the world can communicate through the internet. That is an amazing miracle!
Today, minor evangelists just like me can reach out to people all over the world and share the saving knowledge of the gospel message of Jesus Christ. As more and more Christians use the media airways for the purpose of preaching the gospel, reaching the whole world is possible. Close to 40% of the world’s population do not have the internet yet. But more and more are being added everyday and these people need to know Christ! All they need is a cell phone. Thousands of people from over 170 countries have responded to my blog WORLDWIDE INTERNET EVANGELISM many have accepted Jesus as their Savior and that, brothers and sisters in Christ, makes it all worthwhile.
God is waiting to bless you with abundant blessing if you become an internet evangelist.
Matthew 9:37 Then He (Jesus) said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.
By definition, a senior citizen is a person who has passed retirement age, a landmark in my life that I passed some fifteen years previously. I mull this over because I found myself not able to give service in and to the Church as easily as in my younger days. There were times when I taught Sunday school, gave bible studies, and preached in nursing homes on Sunday to the shut-in Church members. The time finally came when it was difficult for me to do those things. Suddenly, I was faced with needing to serve God in some new way. I begin to pray about this and sought God’s Word to find the answers I needed.
It just happens that I have had a computer since the early eighties. My first desk top computer used two 5 ½ inch floppy disks. One would contain a program and the other was set up to do my work on and save. The hard drive hadn’t been developed yet. I did not know at the time that learning how to use a computer would, some day, play an important part in founding a new ministry to reach unsaved people.
God, in His infinite wisdom, knew that it was time to introduce the internet. God the Father is the only one who knows when Christ’s second coming will take place but He give hints inMatthew 24: 32-33 “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near — at the doors!
I believe in hind sight that the internet was a tremendous hint that the end was getting near because now there was a fantastic way to reach people all over the world with the Gospel message of salvation through faith in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.1 Peter 1:3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
The internet is like a great light shining over the world to the unsaved.
Matthew 4:16 The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned.”
2 Corinthians 4:6 For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
My ministry is the “Worldwide Internet Evangelism”. I share Christ with thousands of people over the internet in over 170 countries. Just a few years ago this was impossible. My greatest inspiration to do this came from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Here is a brief account about the real beginning of internet evangelism.
“In 1996, BGEA entered the developing frontier of cyberspace, launching the ministry’s flagship website, BillyGraham.org. The site quickly became a portal to offer ministry updates and spiritual guidance, while also sharing the hope of Jesus with visitors. Today, hundreds of thousands visit the site every month. BGEA’s Internet Evangelism ministry today has seen millions make commitments to Jesus Christ online.”
Jesus Christ has sent all Christians out to be evangelist and He has provided the tools with which to do the job.
Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
It is time to reach all the nations of the world with the Cross of Christ!
I am doing a little bit of venting here as I see so much of the Word being ignored. This is only one of many I thought of. There could be a lot more said about the use of the Holy Spirit, the Lord’s Supper, speaking in tongues, and baptism just to name a few.
Are there Pharisees in our Christian Church today who question Christ as they did when Jesus was alive? I often wonder why there are certain “doctrines” in every Church organization but they are not always the same. One believes theirs is the right way and another believes theirs is the right way. Why are there direct commands given in the New Testament that very few follow? Such as:James 5:14-16 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.These verses are surrounded by other commands that are commonly obeyed. Why is “James 5:14-16” ignored?
John 1:1-2 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
The Word was Jesus the Christ! The bible is His written Word. It is the Holy Truth of God! We must believe that with all our hearts. What He has preserved for us in the bible is infallible and it is obligatory that we do as He commands. The “Sermon on the mount” Is one command after another as Jesus reveals to us what is in the heart that matters. Jesus said He would write it upon our hearts!
Hebrews 10:16 “This is the (new) covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,”
Hebrews 6:1-2 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
Those are just some the spiritual laws of Jesus Christ in the New Covenant. The book of Hebrews gives an in-depth examination of the New Covenant laws. Praise is to God and that we always look to Christ for the answers and give Him the glory.
This is a worldwide internet ministry reaching out to those who want prayer and help from God!
If you need prayer for anything please leave it in “comments” below or for privacy send your request to my email address:email@example.com
It does not matter if you go to church or not or what your need is. Everyone is welcome. I will pray for you at any time. Romans 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.
PRAYER FOR HEALING
Dear heavenly Father, this person is suffering from an illness and I ask you according to Your own commandment to intervene according to the scripture,Isaiah 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.Having called out to the elders as instructed, I ask You to strengthen us with the faith of Christ and help us to believe with all our hearts that You will heal as You have promised. In the name of Jesus remove this infirmity.James 5:14-15 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.Please give Your peace and healing grace for I believe that it is Jesus who heals. Acts 9:34 And Peter said to him, “Aeneas, JESUS THE CHRIST HEALS YOU. Arise and make your bed.” Then he arose immediately. Exodus 15:26 I am the Lord who heals you!
I have laid my hands on the computer screen and said this prayer, please do the same and lay your hands on the screen and say: Lord Jesus, by Your holy faith, please heal me in Jesus name amen.
1 John 3:22 And whatever we ask we receive from Him.
Have you ever observed someone being baptized and heard the pastor make a statement that baptism is not important and that you are not saved by baptism that it is only a symbol of publicly receiving Christ as your Savior? I have and I always wondered why they felt that they had to tell everyone this every time they baptized someone as if they might do something wrong if they didn’t. I have thought on this subject many times and have always wondered about it!
The bible teaches that there are certain important major Church doctrines that we ought to obey. In the book of Hebrews God very thoroughly explains to us what the “new covenant” is all about. The church of God is no longer under the old covenant after the order of the Levitical Priesthood as given to Israel by Moses. We are now under the Priesthood after the order of Melchizedek! Our high priest is Jesus Christ who is from the tribe of Judah which was never even mentioned by Moses that there would be a priesthood other than the Levitical Priesthood. Now Christ teaches us in the bible that there are new covenant doctrines that we need to learn and follow. Hebrews 6: 1-2 Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of the DOCTRINE OF BAPTISMS, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
I believe that Jesus Christ is the author of the Holy Bible and that it is the infallible truth of God! When He makes it a point to tell us about the major doctrine of baptism in context with the resurrection of the dead we need to pay attention and understand what Jesus is saying! When God sent His Holy Spirit down to the earth to inhabit the hundred and twenty believers on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2: 1-4 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit… Matthew 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire) the Apostles went out and started preaching to the multitude of people in Jerusalem and the very first thing Peter told them in Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be BAPTIZED in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and YOU SHALL RECEIVE THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. WHEN YOU ARE BAPTIZED YOU RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT! Don’t you think that makes baptism rather important to a Christian? But always remember that with God all things are possible! If He chooses to give you His Holy Spirit some other way He can but you still need to be baptized. (Acts 10:44-48 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word. And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God. Then Peter answered, “Can anyone forbid water, that these should not be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord).
I encourage anyone who has not done so, to get on your knees and ask God what baptism is all about and He will answer and lead you into a life so wonderful and will infuse you with a new power that you never knew existed. Jesus changes everything! SEEK HIM NOW!
• During 2010–2014, an estimated 56 million induced abortions occurred each year worldwide. This number represents an increase from 50 million annually during 1990–1994, mainly because of population growth.
Based on this staggering informaton, worldwide genoside of the numbers aborted snce 2010 – through 2018 totals 400,000,000. IS ANYONE PAYING ATTENTION? THIS IS THE WORST TRAGEDY IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD.
HOW LONG IS GOD GOING TO PUT UP WITH THIS?
Luke 21:36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
There have been surveys taken asking people if they were Christians. There were many who said no but of the many who said yes there were discrepancies. For example, there were some who felt they were Christians simply because they believed in God. So, is the issue about who believes in God?
80% of Americans Believe in God. Pew Found Out What They Mean.
APRIL 25, 2018 9:22 AM
In the shifting spiritual landscape of the United States, Christians too can no longer assume that their friends and neighbors believe in the God of the Bible, if they believe in God at all.
Though God regularly gets evoked in prayer, platitudes, and phrases like “God bless America” and “in God we trust,” Americans—even within Christianity—have different conceptions of who God is and how he operates.
A Pew survey released today found that how people view God—and how they believe God interacts with them—shifts by religious affiliation, gender, and political party.
Even in an era where more of the nation doesn’t ascribe to a higher power at all (10%) or believes in some sort of higher power or spiritual force (33%), a slim majority of Americans (56%) still believe in God “as described in the Bible,” according to the Pew report.
According to Pew’s report, only 32 % of white Democrats believe in God as described in the Bible as compared to 72% of white republicans who believe in God as described in the Bible. That is very eye opening assuming the accuracy of the pole!
Understand that there is no mention of the Holy Spirit and without the Spirit nothing is understood or known.
John 14:26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
God’s pole is more accurate, believe God! Man’s pole talks about God but leaves out Christ when talking about Christians. They don’t understand the spiritual and that Jesus Christ is God.
Colossians 3:1 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.
Jesus and the Holy Spirit actually dwell in Christians waiting the time they will also be joined to the Father! Therefore, two members of the Trinity dwell in the incorruptible inner man.
Romans 8:9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you.10 And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin.
Jesus is everything to a Christian! We must surrender our lives to Him and follow Him!
John 15: He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
If you are not a Christian and want to be then confess that you are a sinner and that Jesus is the Son of God and surrender your life to Him right now in prayer and you will be saved!
Dear heavenly Father, Please reach into the hearts of those who will read this blog and convict them into believing in Jesus as their Savior, in Jesus name, amen!
"He brought me to his banquet hall and raised the banner of love over me. Restore my strength with raisins and refresh me with apples! I am weak from passion... His left hand is under my head and his right hand caresses me" - Song of Solomon 2:4-6