The Bible says that God wants everybody would be saved. I know you have family members who needs salvation. We all do. We need to constantly encourage our family members and friends to come to Christ. The word of God tells us, “God is not willing that anyone should perish but that all should come to repentance.”
What a beautiful Scripture. God is not willing that any should perish. The Bible says in a very familiar Scripture, for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through him might be saved.
Wow. Did you see that? God did not send Jesus to condemn the world. The father sent his son to save the world. If people could only understand that. It would be a better world if everyone would come to the Savior. However, it must be a free will choice. The Scripture says as many as received him to them gave he the power to become the sons of God. Note the words: As many as received him.
The Bible does not coerce you to come to Jesus. It simply says do not neglect so great salvation.
This morning on the podcast I would like to remind you of your salvation. Today, millions of people are lost. We need to keep holding up the bloodstained banner. America’s Prayer Meeting can reach 40 million households. If there are just 2 people per home that would be 80 million people potentially that we could reach.
The Bible tells us to pursue righteousness. Tonight I want to remind you you can walk holy with the Lord. Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. Proverbs 21:21.
Today we are living in a world where people have completely lost their minds. You don’t have to look far before you see true lasciviousness, wickedness, and idolatry. The Bible says in the last days perilous times are going to come. Men will be lovers of themselves. They will be covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, and disobedient to parents. In other words, in the last days things are just going to get worse and worse and worse.
However the Bible says in first Timothy chapter 6:11, But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. While the world is fast pursuing unrighteousness, the Lord would have us to pursue righteousness.
We live in a world where everything is, “touchy-feely.” You know what I mean. Pastors now are preaching that sin is no longer sin. Even big churches are proclaiming there is no longer sin, but God loves everybody, and God is going to take everybody to heaven.
But the Bible teaches in Psalm 37:28, “Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed; the offspring of the wicked will perish.” wow. You never hear that and the pulpits of American anymore. WRONGDOERS WILL BE COMPLETELY DESTROYED. All we hear now is God is love, God is love and God is love. However, God is also the God of justice and righteousness.
The Bible teaches us from the book of first Thessalonians 5:15, “Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.” We need to hear more Scriptures like this. In the old days, the pastors in America used to preach righteousness and true holiness. But not anymore. People just want to hear a little word of encouragement and be done with it.
Don’t follow the world. Follow the Lord. Please enjoy the podcast and I pray that it will uplift you and encourage you to stay on the right road.
The Scripture says abide in the Lord. What does it mean to abide? It means to have the Lord on the inside of you. The Scripture says, it is Christ — in you — the hope of glory. You see, other world religions, it’s all on the, “outside.” but with the Jesus, it is all on the inside.
For instance, the Scripture says, “let the word of God dwell in you richly.” It also says, he that has begun the good work in you, he will complete it unto the day of Jesus Christ. So throughout the Scriptures, the Bible says you can abide in Christ. Jesus wants to dwell on the inside of you. When we first received Christ, we asked him into our heart. And that’s exactly what the Bible says we should do.
You are the temple of the Holy Spirit. Well, let’s say that you were outside of the temple, you would realize his people but inside of the temple, they would be worshiping God. Well, you are that temple of the Holy Spirit. And you can worship the Lord from the very inside of your heart. When you look at the religions of the world, you will see that this is not what they teach. The religions of the world, have got on the outside. But the Jesus, he is on the inside of you.
Jesus said, if you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you will ask what you will and it will be done for you. So there it is again. Everything is on the inside. You are like a vessel. You need to be filled up with the power and the anointing of the Holy Spirit. He wants to dwell on the inside of you.
All you have to do is ask. If you ask, you will receive. The Bible says if you ask, you will receive, if you knock on the door, the door will be opened unto you. If you seek, you will find. Remember now, it’s all on the inside. And the way to get the word of God on the inside of you, is simply to begin to read it and hold it in your heart.
The Scripture says if you will confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is Lord, you will be saved.
And if you believe that Jesus has been raised from the dead, you will be saved again, and we must believe and receive and how can you serve our Lord if you don’t believe he is there?
But through faith believing we will believe, and like I say when you see the birds flying, and when you see how we wake up, and we don’t have to go and make up some oxygen however it is already there for us because it is already there for us. The Lord thinks of everything.
From of the book of Luke 21:17, and you shall be hated of all men for my namesake. The apostle Paul said, I am not ashamed of the God will of the Christ. It is life abundantly and eternal from the realms of heaven and soon we will put our feet up on the shores of heaven and I am not ashamed that I am a Christian. The Bible says, they will put us in prison and able to work against us, but the Bible says don’t worry but the Holy Ghost and fire will work through you. The Lord knows the right answer for you and I to speak so we can have the victory for every step we take.
Stop and think about it, everybody will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, and for those were waiting for Judgment Day, they will confess that he is Kings of Kings, Lord of Lords, the Apha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, for everything wonderful is in the hand of the Lord. From the book of James 1:21, and lay apart all of the filthiness, and receive with meekness, the word that is able to save your soul.
This morning, I pray that my message about the Lordship of Jesus Christ will be a blessing to your soul.
The Bible talks about God’s word being a seed. The Scripture says you are born again not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible seed. Everywhere you go, throughout the Scriptures, you will see the reference to the word — seed.
When you were just a tiny block of cells in your mother’s womb, you were born of your father’s seed. Everything begins with the seed.
This morning I want to talk to you about living inside of Christ. And being that seed. The Bible says you can grow up and you could bear good fruit. In other words, spiritually speaking, you start out as a seedling. You start out as a baby in Christ. However, as you grow in Christ, you bear much fruit. The Bible talks about the Lord being pleased when you have much fruit.
Jesus said, let your light so shine before men that they would see your good works and glorify your father in heaven. Your good works would be the good fruit that you produce in your life. The Scripture says for the book of Proverbs, even a child is known by his deeds. In other words, even a child is known about what he does and by the fruit that he produces.
What kind of fruit did you have in your life? Do you have good fruit? bad fruit? If you go about doing good, the Bible calls that good fruit. Jesus wants you to bear much fruit. In John 15, Jesus talked about the father being like a farmer. What does a farmer do with the grapevine? Well, first off, he will prune it back. In other words he will cut it off and he will take off the smaller branches. I’m sure if the vine could talk, it would say, “that hurts!”
You are going through some pruning right now yourself. God is taking some things out of your life to make you even bear more fruit. Don’t become discouraged. Don’t turn around and run. The Lord has got a good things for you. If you will just stay with it. God wants you to bring forth good fruit from good seed.
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