So many souls, not enough time

Christian’s have been given the greatest commission of all, to spread the gospel of Jesus and his plan of salvation for humanity. In the world right now there are so many people who need Christ, but there are so few willing or able to bring His message to them all. I am hoping that some of you who read this blog will consider being a witness for Him. If you are not a Christian, please find someone who has a Bible and read it. The plan is in there and the purpose for your life is in there too. Don’t neglect your immortal soul. Eternity is a long, long time. Spending it in hell would be horrible since accepting Him and His Son is what will keep you out of it! Once you have accepted Him, you can serve Him by showing others what He has done for you.

I had “accepted” Jesus, or thought I had, many years ago but it wasn’t until I went to a Promise Keepers rally that my soul yearned for Him and His word. Ever since then my life has changed drastically. I am no longer working in the vocation I was trained for, although I am still working in a hospital. I am working in the IT field now which I believe He called me to as my ministry and since working with computers is something that I truly enjoy. So now, my work is not so much “work” until something REALLY goes wrong. But, He gives me the ability to handle even those times as well.

Please consider your options and read the Bible, at least parts of the New Testament like Romans and 1 Corinthians. They contain some passages which should prick your heart and your soul. ‘Til next time. In Jesus’ name.

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The story of salvation is spelled out for all

I have read a book by Dr. D.James Kennedy about the true meaning of the constellations. God outlined the path of salvation in them so that if people could understand and take the time to understand His ways, the constellations would spell out salvation for all.

In ancient times, the “pole” star was in the constellation of Scorpio which is a representation of the devil. Earth was under the influence of Satan up until the time of Christ and His crucifixion and resurrection, and it still is to a certain extent. After Christ’s time, the pole start shifted to the constellation of ursa minor. We see this as the little dipper but it is represented as a little bear in most paintings of constellations. It is actually a sheep-fold or pen, representing the church after Jesus’ time, waiting for the shepherd to come back.

God named all of the stars and placed them where they are so that they would serve their purpose of showing all the people the way to salvation. Unfortunately, the message and the constellations themselves were perverted into astrology and myth by the pagan world and that is what has caught on and become popular. Their true message, if looked at from the perspective of the message in the Bible, is an outline of salvation and the struggle between Satan and Christ and Christ’s ultimate triumph over Satan.

There is so much more to add to this, but the bottom line message is that we can be saved from our own sinful ways and the temptation which comes from Satan through the acceptance of Jesus as our savior. After that, we should serve Him and further spread His word and message to all who will accept it. He loves all of you like His own children because He formed all of us in the womb bit by bit and He knows exactly who will come to Him and when, whether you know it or not. We are not to take our lives for granted because tomorrow is not guaranteed to you much less next month or next year. Please consider the words of the Bible from John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whosoever would believe in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Believe in Jesus and the fact that He came to pay the penalty for all of our sins. He was not just a “good man or a great prophet”. He was and is the Son of God. “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him were all things made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” John 1: 1-3

Olympic sized faith!

I have been reading the autobiography of Dr. Billy Graham and his testimony of the power of God is truly Olympic in proportion! I have had God answer my prayers many times too, but never in proportion to what Dr. Graham had to happen when he was conducting a crusade in Los Angeles. God truly is awesome!!

He has to be, He is the Creator of the Universe and everything in it! There is nothing too small or too big for Him to take care of or to create whenever He chooses to do so.

My life as a blogger for Jesus!

This blog and its content are new but the message is old. Jesus came and died for our sins, ALL OF THEM for people everywhere! I thought that Jesus only died for the sins we committed before we were Christians, but He died for everyone’s sins no matter when they were committed! Isn’t that fantastic!!

God knew who would reject Him and who wouldn’t. He can also see into the future and know who will accept His message and who will reject that as well. He doesn’t pick and choose and never has. We are the one’s with free will and the choice of whether we will follow Him and believe Him or not. Our reward for this is eternal life and the indescribable pleasure of serving Him and His purpose, not only here on earth but throughout eternity.

The alternative is separation from God and the knowledge of what could have been had we made the right choice. Unfortunately, in our world, there are many religions which say that there are many paths to Heaven. But there is only one and that is through our faith in Christ, not in ourselves. We can never be good enough, humanity is not capable of that and never will be without the spirit of Christ dwelling in your heart after you believe.

I have been asked, “How do you know you are saved?” If you truly believe and have accepted Him, you will know. Just saying the words, going to church on Sunday, being a good person, giving to the poor, etc. are not enough!

Please accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior! Read the New Testament, especially Romans, all the way through! If you can get through it without being saved and accepting Him, I will pray for your soul to be stirred even more! Your eternal future is at stake, don’t think you are going to be partying in Hell because that is not what it is. It is a place of torment and pain and it never ends, ever!

I pray that anyone reading this will get down on their knees and invite Jesus into their hearts as soon as possible. Because, you are not guaranteed tomorrow or even the next minute in this life you must at least read the Bible. Open your heart and mind to God and let His love and mercy flow from Heaven to you. You will never know how great it feels to know that the God who created everything, including you molecule by molecule, loves you.

Jesus, Creator, Son of God, Prince of Peace

He was born of a virgin who was betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the family line of David. A carpenter who raised his “son” to be a carpenter as well. Jesus fulfilled all of the prophecies about Himself which were written hundreds of years before he was born. How can any person, hearing a sermon from the Bible choose not to believe?

There are many answers to that question especially today when the sanctity of life is in question and so many crimes are committed for even trivial things. These times were told about in the Bible by Jesus Himself. I am not going to quote scripture here but I will refer you to Matthew 22 through 24 as well as John 21. These chapters contain enough truth from the Creator of the universe to change the hearts and minds of millions, if you will believe.

God created mankind in His image and we should strive to be more like Him every day for that is what we are here for. All of creation shows the power and majesty of God, from the smallest bacteria to the blue whale to the largest stars and galaxies. Everything which God created fulfills its purpose, even the angels and demons and Satan himself for he was once an angel. Man has a choice, just like the angels, of whether to serve God and His purpose for our lives or to rebel against Him and do what we “feel” like doing.

Our purpose in life is to seek His will. To many people that is a confusing and hopeless proposition, but if you read the Bible you can discover His will for us and for yourself as well. There are no magic potions or spells which give you complete satisfaction in life and there are no other ways to do His will other than to be what He intended for you to be. I have discovered that if you ask Him to show you what your special ability is and what He wants you to do with it, He will answer you. The answer may not come on your time table, but it will come by His.

God loves all of humanity, no matter who you are or where you are from. He created all of us and He knew us even before we were born. He can see what you will do in the future as well as everything we do every day, no matter how small or insignificant you might think it is. God put your DNA together bit by bit while you were in the womb because He knew you would be a child of His. He also knows what you will do with your belief. Whether you will use it for Him or not. If you do, your reward in Heaven will be great; if you don’t you may still get to Heaven but your reward will not be as wonderful. Just being there will be enough reward for me because I will be able to see the family that has gone on before me and I will be able to see Jesus. That is enough for me.

God richly bless all of you and your families and I will see you when we get there!

Is the Bible outdated? I don’t think so!

Nearly every important document in our nation’s history has some reference to the Bible. Our ancestors came to this country for religious freedom, to serve and worship as they chose to do. The Bible is not a “human inspired history or made up tale”, it is the inspired Word of the Living God. The Creator of the universe and of every human being since the beginning of time.

I do realize that the stories recorded in the Bible are hard to accept since the educational system in this country has been pushing the Bible out of the classroom for the past eighty years or so. In some areas of the country, even trying to teach “intelligent design” may get you fired if you are a teacher.

The Bible is the one guide which all mankind can turn to for guidance and truth, and it has stood as such for over two thousand years. The advice given in most, if not all, of the self help books on bookshelves today is echoed in the Bible. The words are different, but the message is the same. Psalms and Proverbs are two of the most influential books in the Bible, with advice about almost any topic contained in both.

Our children and their parents and teachers need the wisdom found in this “outdated” book, and need it desperately. If our society is to survive much longer as a society, our government officials would do well to go back to the practice of opening sessions of Congress with prayer and reading from the Bible.

The Bible is the only religious book which shows that our God loves us and cares for us, all of us. It should be one of the first books required to be read and studied in school from elementary through college. It doesn’t have to be the major point of study, but all other studies should branch from its principles. I know this is not going to be a popular view of education, but it would serve our world much better, and we could serve Him better as well, if it were the center of education rather than being pushed out as “antique” and outdated.

The stories in the Bible reflect the human condition and our struggle with ourselves and the struggles we all face on a daily basis. The nation and people of Israel went through these struggles while on their way to the land which God had promised them. The fought Him almost every step of the way. God would get angry at them like a father does with his children, they would repent. Then “not many days hence”, they would be off on another rebellious antic doing something they were told not to do. Exactly the way we behave today, as children and as adults.

What has always puzzled me is that they SAW the miracles that God performed with their own eyes. How could they possibly have been so disobedient? Because they were human and until we realize just how much we depend on God’s grace and mercy just to get through every day, or even to wake up every morning, we will always be just as disobedient.

His love for us is like that of a parent for a child, unconditional. Without regard for our faults, our foibles, or our sinful nature. If God had not loved us, all of us, He would not have sent His son, the perfect Lamb of God, to cleanse the world of its sins. “He became sin who knew no sin.”