Messiah Manifest

“The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath. he shall judge among the nations: he shall fill the places with the dead bodies…” Psalm 110:5-6

The fulfillment of this prophecy may not be for some time yet…. however consider this….. suppose Jesus Christ was to put in his appearance at this current time….. how would He be received ?

Do you think the American government would willingly abdicate their authority to His rulership ? what about China, Russia or the EU ?

I have been castigated before for writing about global mayhem and mass murder in the name of God ….. and I have been told to write about peace and love and human unity and roundly rebuked that God is “not like that”…. HE wouldn’t hurt a fly !

But I fail to see how anyone could be so naive !

Isaiah 45:22-23 tells us “Look unto me, and be saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am GOD and there is none else. I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, THAT UNTO ME EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW….”

Where does this leave the majority of REBELLIOUS, OWN-WAYED and STIFF-NECKED humans ?

I tell you the TRUTH when I say that they will “attack” God (when HE appears) and suffer the consequences which will be death and destruction.

Face it…. the majority worship MAN and not GOD…. MAN reigns supreme from their point of view…. watch Star Trek, Stargate or ANY OTHER MOVIE…. MAN is always the smartest and the top dog…. it is a MAN centered “point of view” !

The “god” that most people worship is an “imaginary being” who gives them whatever they want… whatever they pray for…. a BIG-ABLE COSMIC SANTA CLAUS !!!!!

Even many “religious people” are going to be SHOCKED out of their wits when the REAL GOD (as revealed in the BIBLE) puts in an appearance.

The humans will regard the appearance of “Jesus Christ and all the holy angels” as an ALIEN INTERVENTION and a THREAT to our planet and “our way of life”

“GOD is LOVE”…. is a favorite phrase that everybody likes to use…. and it’s in the Bible…. and it’s TRUE….. but the very same Bible also tells us that God allowed Jesus Christ, His own Son, to suffer a horrible death on the Cross of Calvary.

Destroying millions of humans may not be “easy” for Him but it will be necessary BECAUSE of LOVE….. and HE HAS SWORN THAT HE WILL DO IT…..

TODAY HE says to every one of you….. HE CALLS TO YOU from Ezekiel 33:11….

“”As I live, says the LORD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; TURN YOU, turn you from your evil ways; for why will you die….”

REPENT and seek the LORD… while He is still calling for you…. and be you thankful that JUDGEMENT has not fallen yet !

covenant

Every covenant that God has made with men… they have broken…. maybe I did not realize this at the time… but…

I made a covenant with God when I was younger, and then went “my own way” later… feeling “upset” I had made it, I told God that there was no way I could keep it and I would just have to suffer the consequences of hell, like other humans.

Amazingly (to me), God respected my choice and the “terrible” consequences I was expecting never came…. years later I was “happy and contented” living a worldly life… and being driven by demons, I was actively doing the devil’s work (on the internet)without even realizing it.

The story of my deliverance from demonic control….. and my personal “prodigal son” experience with God…. the spiritual battles that followed…. and my subsequent cleansing and anointing for his service are documented in several previous postings on this blog.

Now I want everybody to understand:

1. Nobody can keep a covenant with God in their FLESH…. no matter how well meaning and determined they may be, they will ultimately FAIL.

2.But if the covenant is made in honest sincerity, God is able to ultimately triumph in that person’s life.

“For it is God who worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure” (Phillipians 2:13)

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; AND THAT NOT OF YOURSELVES, it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8)

How many Christians are still serving God in the FLESH today ? …. fooling themselves in thinking that THEY have some inherrent “goodness”….  that THEY can do the things to please God.

IF YOU HAVE FAILED GOD….. if you were a Christian as a child, He wants you back ….. if you have never been a Christian but are fed-up with your sinful life…..read Isaiah 55:7, Ezekiel 18:21 – 23

As long as you are alive on this earth their is hope….. however, BEWARE postponement….. if God is calling you today, ACT NOW…. because the opportunity may not occur again… (Hebrews3:13, Proverbs 29:1)

It is a fact that as we grow older… it gets harder to change…. if you resist the calling of God now… the time will come when you cannot “sincerely repent” because your heart will have been “hardened” by sin and demons…. postponement can be FATAL…. so please do not roll dice with your eternal soul as the stake.

salvation

Many Christians want to win souls for Jesus but they dont know how or what to say …. so today I wanted to explain salvation a little better…. but first, here are two points to keep in mind:

1. You can say all the right words and never lead a soul to Jesus… what is worse, you can even get frustrated with yourself over it as you work “harder and harder” to “save” somebody… why is it not “working” ?….  for two reasons, one, you are doing it in your human strength and two, the person’s will and heart may not be ready…. you cannot save anybody, no matter how hard you may try… GOD saves those whose heart and wills yield to Him… but He needs humans to carry His message…. we are His arms, legs and mouths here on earth.

2. You cannot ARGUE people into salvation…. most people who are arguing expect to “win” their argument … but even if they lose they do not accept that the opponent is right rather they try to find out what went wrong “on their end” so they can come back again and be successful at defeating you the next time around…. arguing accomplishes NOTHING…. it WASTES your precious time and leads to total FRUSTRATION.

The only way to be “God’s mouthpiece on Earth” and be EFFECTIVE is to follow HIS LEADING concerning… WHO to speak to….. WHEN to speak to them…. and WHAT to say to them…. so first you need to be in such COMMUNION with Him that you can receive His guidance…. this is “abiding in the vine” (John 15:4)

Here now is the PLAN OF SALVATION:

1. EVERY human is a HOPELESS SINNER…. “There is NONE righteous, no, not one” (Romans 3:10)…. “For ALL have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23)… this is because all humans are BORN as SINNERS… they SIN automatically…. they MUST sin… they WILL sin…. and they DO sin… and can never change either…. it is their NATURE to SIN…

2. ALL SINNERS are CONDEMNED… “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of GOD is eternal life through Jesus Christ, our Lord” (Romans 6:23)….. “But God commendeth his love toward us that, while we WERE YET SINNERS, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)… humans could do NOTHING to alleviate their condition…. GOD did it ALL… and offers it FREELY to EVERYONE.

3. The only thing required from human is SAVING FAITH…. human must BELIEVE that God has done this… and PUT IT INTO ACTION…. because if you truly BELIEVE then it will cause you to ACT… “That if thou shalt CONFESS WITH THY MOUTH the Lord Jesus, and shalt BELIEVE in thine HEART that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the HEART man believeth unto righteousness; and with the MOUTH confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:9 – 10)

Note the writer says you are to believe with your heart… rather than your mind or your intellect…. because such a MONUMENTAL REVELATION…. will touch your whole being….  will, mind and emotions…. and will CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

mere intellectual assent is NOT “saving faith”…. but it might eventually lead to “saving faith” in some people….. so what are the EVIDENCES that “saving faith” has occured ?… the person CHANGES… and here are some of the outward manifestations of that change:

1.  They no longer feel comfortable sinning (they may still LIKE certain sins in their mind…. but they no longer feel “comfortable” doing them…. because they now feel GUILTY everytime they do what they formerly enjoyed)

2. They now LIKE reading the Bible and going to Church… and they found it boring, uninteresting or repulsive before.

3. They feel thankful and loving toward God… and before they were fearful or hateful towards Him

4. They feel clean and happy….. and before they were depressed, sad or felt “burdened”.

Some people change instantly and dramatically at the moment they are saved…  while others may take longer for it to “sink in” and realize the changes in their life and outlook…. some may “backslide” soon after their “saved” experience and “seem” not to have been saved at all…… however,  IF they have been TRULY saved…. their life WILL eventually change (sometimes months or even years later) because all the while they are “backsliden” the Holy Spirit is still working in their lives and their thoughts and experience will be quite different from an “unsaved” person.

If you were TRULY SAVED during your “salvation” experience…..  you are saved FOREVER…. and eventually you will have the above experiences of TRUE SALVATION manifesting in your life though you may go through all sorts of experiences before you “notice” it yourself.

Prayer for Today:

Loving Heavenly Father, THANK YOU for saving us from ourselves… we pray for all your children DOUBTING their salvation today, that they may realize that they ARE saved and PRAISE you for it… we pray also for those who are NOT saved (whether they think that they are or not), and we pray that they may realize their condition and TRULY REPENT…. before it is too late… THANK YOU… in Jesus name… Amen.

faith

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1)

“But without faith it is impossible to please Him;  for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6)

I was praying, asking God to fill me with His Holy Spirit that I might manifest the fruit (Galatians 5:22 – 23), and know His will in my day-to-day experience…. then He led me to a place in a book by Watchman Nee, “The Normal Christian Life” on page 87, “you can pray and wait for years and never experience the Spirit’s power; but when you cease to plead with the Lord to pour out His Spirit upon you, and when instead you trustfully praise Him that the Spirit HAS BEEN poured out because the Lord Jesus HAS BEEN glorified, you will find your problem IS SOLVED.”

I have ALREADY RECEIVED the Spirit, and all I have to do is Praise Him for that… and EXPECT that He will manifest the fruit in my life.

But how can I be so sure that this is true ? …. by FAITH in His Word which says:

“Repent, and be baptized every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins; and ye SHALL receive the GIFT of the Holy Spirit”   (Acts2:38)

Luke 11:13 “If ye then, being evil, know how to to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him ?”

Praise God, we dont have to beg and plead and wait…. He has already given…. we already have the Holy Spirit (if we have fulfilled the conditions of Acts 2:38)…. and to see Him work in our lives we only need to BELIEVE and EXPECT Him to work !

So what are the conditions of Acts 2:38 ?

1. Repentance – we can be sure that we have repented when:

a… formerly we enjoyed sin but now we cannot feel happy when sinning

b… formerly  I thought the world an attractive place but now I prefer thinking about Heaven

c… formerly I thought being a Christian to be a dull, boring and miserable life but now I think differently

d…. once I thought certain things delightful but now I think them vile

e…. once I thought Spiritual things (the Bible, Christian values and service) to be worthless and a waste of time, but now I think them most precious.

2. Baptism – Baptism is faith in action…  I make a public testimony before men that I am now “dead and buried” to the world and “risen and alive” with Jesus…. WHY is baptism faith in action ?….. because as yet, at the time you make this statement, it is NOT already your experience…. it calls for faith because:

a. your friends will be watching you daily to observe the effects of your stated CHANGE of life.

b. you have nothing but FAITH that this is going to become your reality… because you know you cannot do this on your own…. but BELIEVE and EXPECT that it will happen based on the Word of God.

Read Romans 10:9 – 10 ….. it is the same idea as the above…. public confession (Baptism) and inward belief in your heart (repentance).

If you have fulfilled the conditions then you are both saved AND filled with the Holy Spirit….. you already have everything…. just do what a popular hymn says:

“TRUST and OBEY for there is no other way…. to be happy in Jesus, but to TRUST and OBEY”

Prayer for today:

Loving Heavenly Father… I thank and praise  You that you have given me your Holy Spirit to be with me always….. as I live for You daily may I allow Him full control of my life by faith. Amen