I never knew you; depart from Me!

The Lord is truly awesome. I have been wondering (I won’t know now) why in this generation of our family we have born again Christians. If we did in the past generations, His word would have come forward and been preached in our family. I learned about the Lord in catechism. I remember loving Him then. My mom even told me so. I knew nothing of a saving relationship with Christ. It hurts me so much to know the Catholic church doesn’t believe what they taught us all those years ago. That’s when knowledge of the Lord was revealed to me. We understood that much but, nothing of the total truth was taught. I have sorrow and hope that my father died knowing in his last hours. He was searching and did understand that Adam was mentioned in Luke as (a son of God) in the genealogy of Jesus Christ. I know he believed that much. He wanted me to show my brother where it is in the bible. My brother said that subject was closed because he was taught at a bible study in the last few years by a Catholic priest that we don’t know their names, It’s a story tale. We just don’t know for sure. That even evolution may have a part in us. It was also confirmed by the church priest where my mom goes. If I mention this a lot it is because it is so destructive.

As a lot of youth then and now, I stopped going to church at eighteen and went a few times in the years of my life. I went my way in the world. I prayed once in awhile, not often. I was in a bible study group at twenty-three and for awhile I followed the Lord reading the bible. I now know that I feared the devil, not God. He stole away my beginning of understanding, just as the bible says in the Parable of the Soils. (Matthew 13:1-13)

We know when we were spiritually transformed. We know the moment when He made our hearts ready to surrender because He predestined us to become one of His sons and daughters forever. (Ephesians 2-10; James 1:18; Romans 8:28-30) If you have not had that spiritual transformation in your life and fruit of the spirit because you are In Christ. You need to seek Him, as He first seeks us. He can make your heart ready. Only He will make that possible because He knows all men’s hearts. We must repent our sins and ask forgiveness, His death, blood on the cross, and resurrection, saves us to be with Him eternally. He tells us to preach to all people, because we do not and cannot know who His chosen are. Some say He is a mean God that would choose some for glory and some for destruction. I have had so many people tell me, “My God is not a mean God, My God loves everyone.” That is really true. He wishes no one to perish but, many will. They have made their own god, and will continue to do so. The bible tells us of those times of deceivers, who have always been throughout the generations, preaching a different false doctrine. They are angels of darkness marked out for destruction from the beginning. (Jude) Don’t be led (blind) to destruction by them, as many will. They believe in easy believism,  just say, Jesus is Savior and that is saving grace. You don’t need to surrender your life to Him.

Just as in the book of Job, even though God knew his heart, He gave satan, the power to do anything he wanted to him, except to kill him. The purpose was to make Job curse God. God questions him at the end of the book and Job repents. knowing God can do what He wills. The power belongs to God only. The rest of Job’s life was blessed and prosperous after all his suffering he loved and obeyed God and never even thought of cursing Him.

If you don’t want to know you can continue the path you are on. It is one of darkness. Because if you come to the light, (Jesus Christ) your sins will be revealed and you will surrender your life to Him.

We have sadness at the knowledge that some in our own families don’t want to hear. They think we are trying to convert them. We are disciples, those chosen who tell His truth that will set you free. That’s why you don’t want to hear. His own people hated Him and crucified Him according to the Father’s plan. Many are already saved from past generations and will be saved now and in the end, people of all nations. He made us a sacred people all His own, chosen to glorify Him forever. I don’t know about you but, the thought of groaning and gnashing my teeth in fire forever, separated from God, made me fear Him. You will know then you did make a choice and will have no excuse. (Isaiah 66-24; Mark 9:42-49; Matthew 18:1:11)

‘And then I will declare to them, I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ (Matthew 7:21-23)

And by the way just recently I have noticed after my last few blog posts, that certain people who read it all the time have stopped in the last week. Are you one of those who when convicted of the truth, goes their own way?

Death from our bodies and present one of two places.

We are born into this world with nothing. We can gather all the things we want and still we go out with none of those things. Our bodies wear out and we pass from here to eternity with God, or Hades without Him awaiting our final judgement. All of our bodies work miraculously. Who created such magnificent creatures? The Lord did. He in the book of Genesis tells about all of His creations, including man in His own likeness. We see His creations everyday. The beautiful skies, the clouds, the rain, mountains, all the animals. Some believe it all just came about by one big bang or evolution.

It never rained on the earth until the flood came and destroyed all the evil upon the earth. You know the story of Noah and the Ark. It is not a story tale, like some would have you believe. The bible starts at, “In the beginning,” not at chapter three with Abraham, as some will have you believe. Adam and Eve were created  by God and we are their descendants. From them came all creation born of a woman by the seed of a man. If Adam never existed why is he in the book of Luke in the genealogy of Jesus Christ? (Luke 3:23-38; Genesis 5:1-32, 11:10-26; Ruth 4-18-22; 1 Chronicles 1:1-4;, 24-27, 34; 2:1-15; Matthew 1:2-6)

The bible was written, inspired by the Holy Spirit by the apostles and others. (2 Timothy 3;16; Titus 1-4; Hebrews 4:12-13) The Lord’s two half brothers wrote James and Jude. Jesus had many half brothers and sisters. (Matthew 13:54-58) Before His resurrection they did not believe He was the Christ, the Messiah, the Savior of the world, Emmanuel which means, “God With Us.” (John 7:1-13)  Christ’s origin from the Father, the Son of God, the Messiah. caused division among the chief priests, the Pharisees and the people, yet many believed. (John 7:13-52)

So which place is the Lord sending you? Only God can convert the human soul. We can do nothing but share His good news and perfect truth. The Bible guides us in everything we need to know to pass from here to heaven. Amen!

So many miracles and prophesies, and yet so many will not believe.

Once you are spiritually transformed (born-again, saved), it is forever. Some preach a different doctrine on this, The Lord tells me in my heart forever is true My my changed life, heart and soul are proof. I have also listened to many pastor commentaries that agree. John MacArthur, Spurgeon, Mark Kielar and other pastors. I listen to many sermons,  besides in the church I attend. I study and know in my heart that I am in the right place with what the Holy Spirit has revealed to me thus far. We will never know all, because who can know the mind of God Almighty. He is The Creator of everything seen and unseen. He is all-powerful, glorious, omnipotence, omnipresence, all the time. If we could lose our salvation it would be everyday because we sin everyday and will not be sin free until His second coming. The Lord God, is the potter and we are the vessels He created. Some are sadly, created for destruction and we are for His Glory as saved Christians. We praise Him continuously in our prayers, in our lives, in all He has us do by the gifts he has bestowed on each of us. They are not the same gifts but, they all work together in His church. Not a building but, in the hearts and souls of all believers. This present moment, is your time to become part of the believers, His adopted children, forever. For how can we know when we will die? Only the Lord knows. We cannot know the Son, Jesus Christ, unless the Father draws us. We cannot know the Son, except the Father… We are to share His Word, with all others He puts in our paths. Every opportunity that we do not take to tell someone about Jesus Christ, is a lost opportunity.

For if you remember Elijah said, Lord what shall I do they all want to kill me. The Lord answered and said. I have reserved seven thousand that have not bowed the knee to Baal (a false god). God took Elijah to heaven in a chariot of fire and Elisha took his place. Many miracles were done by both of these prophets.

Elijah

1 Kings 17:1-7 Denounces Ahab, goes into hiding ; fed by ravens;
1 Kings 17:8-24, Dwells with widow; performs miracles for her;
1 Kings 18:1-40, Sends message to Ahab; overthrows prophets of Baal;
18:41-42 Brings rain;
1 Kings 19:1-8 Flees from Jezebel; fed by angels;
1 Kings 19:9-18 receives revelation from God;
1 Kings 21:15-29 condemns Ahab;
2 Kings 1-15-19 condemns Ahaziah ; fire consumes troops sent against him;
2 KIngs 2:1-15 Taken up to heaven;
Matthew 17:1-4 Appears with Christ in Transfiguration;
Malachi 4:5, 6; Luke 1:17, Type of John the Baptist

Elisha

1 KIngs 19:16-21 Chosen as Elijah’s successor; follows him
2 Kings 2:1-8 Witnesses Elijah’s translation; receives his spirit and mantle  2 kings 2:19-25; 4:1-6:23 Performs miracles
2 Kings 3:11-27 Prophesies victory over Moab, fulfilled
2 kings 7 Prophesies end of siege, fulfilled
2 KIngs 8:7-15 Prophesies death of Ben-Hadad
2 Kings 9:1-3 Sends servants to anoint Jehu
2 Kings 13:14-21 Lasts words and death; miracle performed by his bones.

Miracles of Jesus, He did so many they could not all be written in the bible. How much more proof do you need to believe? John 20:26-3

You might also want to read the Rich man and Lazarus.  (Luke 16:19-21) He did not believe either. He wanted Abraham to send Lazarus to his brothers so they would not end up in Hades, like him.

I hope some of you take the time to look up and read these verses. I used my bible to get the exact locations for you. So use yours, it could save you, forever.

Follow the Lord and live!

My daughter’s seventeen birthday is coming up this month. It has been almost three years since I saw her and my family. I hope and pray someday things will be different. It has nothing to do with me. It is up to the Lord. Still my heart yearns for those times we spent together when love of me was assured. Then I was diagnosed with my illnesses. I wish they could see me now. I am my old self and have been for a long time. I have had issues from time to time. Even normal people get taken off guard. Most of my problem is when people put me down personally. It can be also in anxious situations. I am working in retail. I need to keep cool for the Friday after Thanksgiving. Anyway it’s one person at a time. I can’t do anymore than that.

So I will trust in the Lord for my strength and take my meds. I realize I can’t go without them until He comes, that’s okay. I am a creation of God, imperfect from the beginning. Christians understand what being transformed to His likeness means. (Romans 12:2; 2 Corinthians 3:18) He knows our hearts and minds and souls, and He loves all His children. Even the unrepentant ones. Peace and joy are what we have, even in our lonely times and trials. We call out to Him and He is there to guide us, every time and forgives us forever.

I have hope that I will see my family again. If not on this earth then in heaven. I don’t know if they know that but, I pray every day for the Lord to bring them to salvation. A change of heart, a deep love for others. A non-stop love for Our Lord Jesus Christ who died for us, rose from the dead and ascended into heaven. The four Gospels, all are written about His life. His preaching and miracles and calling of His apostles and disciples, His death and resurrection. We believe without seeing and we are blessed, because many will not see or hear.

And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas (doubting Thomas) with them. Jesus came the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace to you!” Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at my hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving.”

And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and My God!”

“Jesus said to him because you have seen Me, you have believed.”
Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and believing you may have life in His name. (John 20:26-31)

You can read all about, The Resurrection of Christ in the Gospel of John, starting in chapter 20:1-31. (Matthew, 28:1-8; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-12). His appearing to His apostles in (Mark 16:14; Luke 36-43).

So for you who read this. As Christians, we hope and pray, you will read and see and believe. The gift of life is only in Jesus Christ, no other. “And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.” (Matthew 10:38-39)

Jesus demands total commitment from His apostles-even unto physical death-and making this call a part of the message they were to proclaim to others. This same call to life-or-death devotion to Christ is repeated in (John 16:24; Mark 8:24; Luke 9:23, 14:27. For those who come to Christ with self-renouncing faith, there will be true and eternal life. (Matthew 10:39)  John MacArthur Bible study notes.

Are you ready to renounce self and come to Christ? He is ready for you to ask. Are you ready to do all He has for you to do? Take up your cross and follow Jesus.

God has given us eternal life through Christ Jesus.

Whoever God draws to Jesus Christ will come. He will raise them up on that last day. He will not lose one. (John 6:40)

My Lord, Jesus is my heart. In times of trouble and always I seek refuge in His word. I feel so comforted even though this world is becoming worse and worse. I know I will go to Him when He calls me. Just like when He calls many others according to His will. We know a generation of Christians will be alive at His second coming. Of course, we don’t know what generation. Because He will come like a thief in the night. (Matthew 24:43; 2 Peter 3:10; Revelation 3:10)

The warnings are here already with all the upheaval in the world. All the killing, persecution, just plain terrorism, natural disasters, etc. (Matthew 24:6-8) Do you see it getting better? I hardly read the internet anymore. Slapped right in your face are sexual immoral things blatantly talked about. Every time I hear the Lord’s name abused, it makes me realize these people have no idea how they trivialize His name. It a second nature to say it. I have heard it on television and in movies over and over. Even advertising, uses His name to sell their products. You can’t avoid it.

Yet we know the price of this sin will not be forgiven and many others without repentance. Religious heresy and corruption, everywhere. I stay in the Word of Promise everyday. There is no other solace but, Our Lord, Jesus Christ. He fills our hearts with Love (The greatest gift of all). If you don’t have love for your brother, you don’t have love for God. If you hate your brother you hate God too. No matter how evil someone is, God still loves them and wants no one to perish.

One day, you will be judged according to your sins, because God is always there and you chose to reject Him. In Him (Jesus) was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. (John 1:4-6)

And this is the condemnation, that the light came into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God (John 3:19-21) According to His will, His sovereignty no one here on this earth has the right to take His place or authority. Our Lord, God Almighty in heaven only has that authority. Jesus is alive in this world, in our lives and hearts. We can’t see Him, but He is within us, His Holy Spirit, the helper promised after His resurrection. God sent his only begotten Son, to take the punishment for our sins. As he walked the earth two thousand years ago, He knew men’s hearts. Does He know our hearts now and always? The answer is a BIG YES.

Will you see and read and understand? You are of the world or not of it. You are a son or daughter of God or you belong to the prince of darkness. Do you know him (satan)? Yes you do because as the bible says he was here from eternity past. He fell from heaven and took angels with him. He wanted to be God. (Jude 1:6; 2 Peter 2:4; Isaiah 14:12; Revelation 12:9) He will take with him most of the world to destruction, because they are deceived. According to God they will have made a choice through their own conscience therefore, there will be no excuse. Be sober be vigilant; because your enemy the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. (1 Peter 5:8)

As saved Christians, that is the hardest truth. Many will never see or hear. They have gone their own way to destruction. Are you one of His sons or daughters? You know in your heart. Love of the Lord, changes you to who he wants you to be. You no longer seek after things of this world. You strive with Him to do what he has given you to do. The more you surrender your life to Him, the more you are blessed.

If you can read and understand, You, ask Him today to forgive you and He will. Your eternal state depends upon that. I have met through my hospice volunteering so many that repent before death. I know I will see them again. Because they were chosen to hear. And yet there are some that say you have your religion and I have mine. Does your religion guarantee your salvation forever? Are you changed in heart and soul. Do you have peace knowing you will spend eternity in heaven. We born again, saved Christians, do. How do we know that because He says so in the bible through all His prophets, apostles and other born again disciples. The bible is the total inspired Word Of God, inerrant. You will go according to His will for you. It will be heaven or hell, for all His children.