The Journey Back To Heaven Amid Covid-19 is a Painful Process, But We Must Learn to Trust God–It’s Now or Never!

The Journey to Heaven is a Painful Process; However, We Must Now Make The Decisive Decision to Trust God.

In this journey to Heaven amid Covid-19 we will suffer through the process until we learn to depend and trust in God.

Sin Leads to Fear and Death; Believe God and Live.

The Journey to Heaven is Not Initially Free From Fear and Worry in This World.

As a result during this global quarantine, many of us even Christians find ourselves stressed out on our journey back to Heaven-Luke 21:26 [See also Matthew 24]:

 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

Thus, this is the beginning of the end.  We must turn to God to receive true joy and freedom–Matthew 11:28-30

 

God Will Not Remove Our Stress and Anxiety Until We Believe and Obey Him and Trust Him with Our Life.

We Must Carry Our Cross on Our Journey to Heaven.
Jesus Death allows Us to Journey Back to Heaven.

 

We want to rid ourselves of our personal cross.  The cross represents an instrument of capital punishment in the case of Jesus, but in our case it is a figurative exposure to death i.e. self-denial: the implied atonement of Christ.

We seek to save ourselves (flesh) and avoid our crossMatthew 16:24 KJV. 

God, however, allows the pain to lead us back to Him. He is the only one that can help us via Jesus death on the cross.

Pain Comes From Sin That Hopefully Leads Us Back to God.

Therefore, we must stop trying to ignore the cause of our pain: sin!  We must reject sin to find peace. We must bare our cross so our spirit can find joy and come back to life via the indwelling of God and His Holy Spirit living in us–7 Bible verses of God Living in Us.

1) What happens when we avoid our cross? 

We prolong the suffering.

2) What happens when we trust God and we bare our cross?

Then the Holy Spirit intervenes in our life and miraculously sets us free from fear, suffering,pain and a life of disobedience to God.  The Holy Spirit help us to break the chain of sin and Satan from our life.

 

The Wide Road Leads to Hell; However, We Can Turn to God and Learn Now to Trust in Him

However when we lack understanding, we continue down the wide sinful road that the vast majority journey upon.  We tend to do what we see others doing. 

Lost Sheep

Unfortunately like sheep, we have all been led astray into sin. 

Thus, Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sins.  You can look up these various Bible passages later by clicking on them: Isaiah 53:6-9, John 3:16, James 5:19-20, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 6:23, and John 3:3.

Like Jesus Died on the Cross, We Must Submit Our Will to God.
Submit to God and Begin Your Journey Back to Heaven.

 

Satan Sets Traps for Us Like a Spider Seeking to Catch a Fly; However, God Will Make a Way of Escape by Trusting in Him.

Truthfully sin for many initially appears glamorous. Unfortunately and tragically the end is death.

This World's Pleasures Leads to Pain, Suffering and Death.
The Journey Back to Heaven Requires Us to Reject Our Old Sinful Lifestyle.

Satan Runs the World, but God Will Protect Us From This Enemy When We Rely On Him.

Satan controls our minds from top down governance–make no mistake he plays to win, to out do God and destroy us.

The propaganda and lies start from the time of our birth.  We become inoculated by lies and deception that impact us the rest of our lives.  The chemical compote sheds light on these truths. 

Falling Into The Sin Trap

As a result, we move through life be-bopping along until one day we find ourselves stuck and suffering without a way of escape–sin traps us.  We cannot free ourselves.  We don’t know the way out. 

 

Jesus Teaches Us the Way to Escape Sin and Journey Back to Heaven By Putting Our Trust In The Words O

We need someone to help show us the way out of bondage to sin and Satan.   

Fear is a Tool Used by Lucifer

When we become fearful, we panic and we do not think clearly to free ourselves from the enemies trap. Like the fly, we fall victim to Satan’s many webs of deception and lies. We need God’s help to set us free.

The Lie That We are Free, Rich and Brave Keeps Us Bound, Poor and Enslaved.

Yes we become enslaved while falsely thinking that we are free. We believe the lie. We in America the land of the free and the home of the brave.  Yes brave to defy God–truthfully foolish to defy God’s laws Jeremiah 4:22 KJV.

22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

We are not free; we are trapped by sin.  You know this because sin causes suffering and pain.

 

The Truth Shall Set Free to Journey Back to Heaven

Are You Cold Lukewarm or Hot?

The Truth Will Set You Free From Bondage to Sin, Suffering and Death.
Pain, Suffering and Stress Can Lead Us to Turn to God: The Life Giver.

A Christian cannot live a truly joyful lifestyle that coexists with a sinful lifestyle. This lukewarm Christian will eventually come to their cross filled with heartache, suffering and pain. 

Choosing Sin or Obedience to God

They will need to make a choice to 1) obey God or 2) disobey God: leading to sin and missing the mark. 

You cannot continue to evade the Holy Spirit of God and win. Happiness comes from believing the word of God and obeying God.  Then the journey back to Heaven begins.

Don’t Allow the Things of This World to Cause You to Miss Out on God Who Loves You

No amount of Netflix, alcohol, a big house, a fancy car or new gadget can lead to true and lasting joy.  Things distract us from God’s  message in the gospel: the good news of our avenue of escape to receive the free gift of salvation: eternal life with God.  He is waiting for you to come back to Him.

The Key to Victory in This Life is to Believe God 

Finally we can outsmart Satan by sincerely obeying God’s word, and submitting to God’s will for our life:

1) Repent of sins against God on your knees with genuine heartfelt tears,

2) Ask God to remove all sins from your life and

3) Submit your life one hundred percent to God’s control.

Freedom, Joy, Peace and Heaven awaits Believers.
Submit Your Life to God and Live Free in Your Father’s Presence.                                                                                                  Photo by Luis Quintero on Pexels.com

God loves you, and He never stopped loving .you.  Though you walked away from Him into a life of sin.  He is merciful and made away for you to escape and journey back to Heaven to see Him face to face.

Again I am asking you the following: are you willing to die to self and live for God that loves you more than you can imagine? 

Satan Appeared and Spoke Through Friend

One day my friend you will reach a turning point in your life where you will need to choose between life or death.  I know and speak from experience. I’ve had an encounter with Satan and thanks be to God I’m am here to freely share with you the way to victory! 

The wrong choice will cause you to die in darkness and pain. I know, I watched a friend turn their back on God, and Satan took control of their life.  I alone am left to tell this story.

The right choice will put you back on your journey out of slavery into freedom, abundant living and a state of overflowing joy with God. 

You are the prodigal son or daughter of GodLuke 15:11-32.

You hold the key to the kingdom when you choose to believe God’s words to you and act on them in obedience.

The choice is yours–choose wisely between death and life.

What appears good isn’t always good. You must learn to believe and depend on your Father: God.  

  1. The choice will hinge on pain and suffering leading you to the gates of death or
  2. peace and joy leading you to the gates of the kingdom of God and eternal life.

Which road will you take:

1) the way of the masses who refuse to listen (stiff-necked God calls them) or

2) the narrow road walking with the Holy Spirit submitting your life to God on your journey back to Heaven (knowing a loving God is waiting for you to return to Him)?

The Road To Heaven
Use Your Spiritual Eyes For Your Journey Back to Heaven–Walk By Faith Not By Sight.

 

 

 

Acknowledge Yahweh’s Voice–a Study of Hebrews 3 and 4

Do not remove the ancient landmark.  (Proverbs 23:10)
HEBREWS CHAPTER 3
Here the Holy Spirit reminds Yahweh’s people to not harden their hearts as our fore fathers did in the rebellion on the day of testing in the wilderness.  They saw Yahweh’s work for forty years.  In their refusing to obey Yahweh’s voice in the wilderness, they angered Him.  They reasoned wrongly in their hearts (minds) to justify defying Yahweh’s laws (Ten Commandments) given to them.  They always managed to go off course in their hearts and did not have knowledge of Yahweh’s ways (or nature).  They did not become progressively better and more intimately acquainted with them (Yahweh’s ways or nature of love)–Hebrews 3 Amplified Bible.
Hebrews 3 is one place out of two that I am aware of where the Holy Spirit of Yahweh directly speaks to us.  We ought to pause and reflect on the Holy Spirit’s words to us below:
HEBREWS 3:7     ¶ Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith,)
To day if ye will hear his voice,
8     Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
9     When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.
10     Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.
11     So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)
You ought to reread the words (voice) of the Holy Spirit.
If you do not obey Yahweh’s voice, you will not enter the kingdom of Yahweh–that simple.
When did people ever hear the voice of God?
In the wilderness God spoke to the people down the mountain thundering the words of the Ten Commandments that He wrote with His finger twice on tablets of stonefor Moses to take back to the people (see Exodus 20).  He, also, spoke and put fear in them so they would never forget His voice and words!
Did the people listen to God’s voice in the day of rebellion?
Do we listen to God’s voice today in the day of rebellion?
No the people of God did not listen to God even when they heard His voice coming down the mountain with their very ears!
Will you DOUBT God’s words and rebel too?
Will you listen and obey God’s Ten Commandments that he spoke down the mountain with His voice?  
Dead Sea Scroll
One of the Dead Sea Scrolls dated to the first century BC. This second sheet contains Deuteronomy 5:5-6:1. Thus preserves one of the oldest surviving copies of the Ten Commandments.
Will you refuse to regard His voice through His words?
This is the warning the Holy Spirit poses today hoping we will act wisely and not succumb to sin and fail like the Israelites that fell in the desert.
The adults all died in the wilderness and did not enter the promise land–except for Joshua and Caleb that both heard and obeyed God’s voice.
Do you believe what God and the Holy Spirit is saying via God’s words in the Bible today?
Focus on what God says and do not let anything else distract you from the voice of God.
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[Remember Eve and Adam failed because they did not listen to the voice of God! Adam and Eve was removed from the presence of God in the Garden of Eden because they rebelled against God’s voice–His Command.  They wanted to do things their own way.  They wanted liberty from God in an attempt to become like God.  They were already like God made in His image and likeness.
As a result of their disobedience, they could not remain in God’s presence and rest in the Garden of Eden (Heaven).  Adam and Eve like the prodigal son, left the kingdom for the wilderness to discover they wanted to return back home with the King or God.  They became subject or slaves to sin and Satan in a inhospitable region because they did not listen to the voice of their Creator or King attempting to protect them from sin.  They were deceived into failing and missing out on their riches provided freely by God their King.  Now they had to work hard to provide for themselves and be slaves to Satan and sin rather than to righteousness and God their King.
I digressed here so let’s return to the topic of the Israelites in the wilderness hearing the voice of God.]
18     And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?
19     So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
HEBREWS CHAPTER 4
1     ¶Let us therefore fear, lest, (a promise being left us) of entering into his rest,
any of you should seem to come short of it.
2     For unto us (was the gospel preached,) as well as unto them:

but the word preached did not profit them, (not being mixed with faith) in them that heard it.
3     For we which have believed do enter into rest,) as he said,

[BELIEVE WHAT?  THE GOSPEL HEBREWS 4:2]

As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest:
although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
4     For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise,
And God did rest the seventh day (from all his works.)
5     And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.
6     Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein,
and they to whom it was first preached entered not (in because of         unbelief:) [SEE VERSE 2]

 

7     Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said,
To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. [SEE HEBREWS 3:7]

8     For if  Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.

9     There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.

10     For he that is entered into his rest, (he also hath ceased from his own works,) as God did from his.

11     Let us labour therefore to enter into that restlest any man fall (after the same example of unbelief.)
12     For the word of God (is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword,)
piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow,
and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
HERE IS A WARNING: DO NOT TWIST GOD’S WORDS… INSTRUCTION …OR EDIT IT… TO FIT (ANY MAN’S DOCTRINE).
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4     I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, (as we have received a commandment from the Father.)
5     ¶ And now I beseech thee, lady (THE CHURCH,) not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee,
but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.

 

6    And this is love, that we walk after his commandments.
This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning,

ye should walk in it.

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9     Whosoever transgresseth, (and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ,) hath
not God.
He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
10     ¶ If there come any unto you,  (and bring not this doctrine,) receive him not
into your houseneither bid him God speed:
11     For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker (of his evil deeds.)
I pray Holy Father that all who read your words understand what the Holy Spirit is speaking into their hearts.  May those that love you and seek your face discern and understand the calling that you have placed upon their lives.  May they come to know you the true and Living God.  May they learn to heed and obey your voice.  They will not go or heed another.  They will only respond to your voice and your voice alone Dear God. Peace to the children of Yahweh.  May God’s blessing be upon you the reader.  Amen.

Beware The Temptations Of Sin

Sin leads to death, and lying is a sin.  How many of us lie to ourselves?  We tell ourselves that what we do pleases Yahweh.  We lie not only to Yahweh but to ourselves.   We do not see that our lies lead to our ultimate demise.

Many decades ago, I once knew a young girl that tried to convince me to smoke her mother’s cigarette.  I unwaveringly said no to her request to smoke.  She smoked the cigarette coughing.  After catching her breath she began to grin showing me how wonderful it was to do something she should not do.  We were both eight or nine at the time.  She even confessed her mother would not approve in the empty apartment.  We parted ways.  I went home to my mother and younger siblings.  My friend remained at home thinking up mischief.

How many of us do things knowing that Yahweh would not approve?

This friend came by on another day to tempt me to steal this time.  She took me to a neighborhood liqueur store.  I had no idea that she intended to steal.  I thought she had money to shop.   So I went along with her to discover she steals too.  She asked me to take something, but I said and gestured no.  We walked out the store.  She offered to share her chips, but I said no thanks.  I wouldn’t eat anything stolen. I knew it was not right, and I possessed a keen sense of right and wrong instilled in me from home. 

Children like adults need direction and guidance growing up to know how to decipher right from wrong.   A lot of children suffer as children and as adults because they did not possess a proper upbringing with clear standards of right and wrong.  Others had poor examples and/or grew up in a chaotic home environment with a missing parent for various reasons.

My upbringing a bit more traditional allowed me to learn the difference between acceptable and unacceptable behaviors.  I chose to obey the lessons instilled in me in my family.  When tested, I passed.

Another day she invited me to a baseball game at a park and brought along her cousins.  We went into two different types of stores on the way to the game and the same two stores on the way back home.  I observed these children steal with ease.  They encourage me to steal, but I said no.  I didn’t participate.  

This is what sin does.  It tempts us and lures us into things that will lead to our ultimate destruction.  It makes it easier to steal or lie the next time around.  It looks easy and the rewards seems immediate and inviting, but the end of sin is ultimately death.  This unfortunately is not apparent to those seemingly sinning  with impunity. 

When you take even a one degree turn off the path that leads to life by choosing to sin, the path eventually after many years will take you so far away from the true path that leads to life that you will lose your way.  You won’t see or discern the way of life. These dishonest habits will change you into someone you no longer recognize nor respect. 

Then you must go to Yahweh upon your knees and ask Him humbly to forgive you and help you to overcome sin in your life.  Yahweh will forgive you and remove the chains of sin from around you freeing you from your addiction to lying, stealing and/or whatever sin you may find yourself entrapped with due to a bad decision to walk away from the way that leads to everlasting life.

Yahweh gave us Ten Commandments that He spoke down the mountain to all humanity not just the Israelites in the desert.  Those Ten Commandment represent and hold the key to wisdom.  When you come to appreciate and respect these fundamental commands that come from the Creator, you come to know and understand true wisdom that ultimately leads to life eternal with Yahweh

Study the Ten Commandments below and see if your life aligns according to Yahweh’s standards.  If you discover you fall short in any area, you need to go on your knees and ask Yahweh to forgive you and remove all sins from you life.  Then you can walk free of sin and holy with Yahweh as Enoch walked with Yahweh.  As Abraham was called a friend of Yahweh, you can be called a friend of Yahweh too!

Exodus 20 Amplified Bible (AMP)

The Ten Commandments

1 Then God spoke all these words:

2 “I am the Lord your God, who has brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.

4 “You shall not make for yourself any idol, or any likeness (form, manifestation) of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth [as an object to worship]. 5 You shall not worship them nor serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous (impassioned) God [demanding what is rightfully and uniquely mine], visiting (avenging) the iniquity (sin, guilt) of the fathers on the children [that is, calling the children to account for the sins of their fathers], to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing graciousness and steadfast lovingkindness to thousands [of generations] of those who love Me and keep My commandments.

7 “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain [that is, irreverently, in false affirmations or in ways that impugn the character of God]; for the Lord will not hold guiltless nor leave unpunished the one who takes His name in vain [disregarding its reverence and its power].

8 “Remember the Sabbath (seventh) day to keep it holy (set apart, dedicated to God). 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath [a day of rest dedicated] to the Lord your God; on that day you shall not do any work, you or your son, or your daughter, or your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock or the temporary resident (foreigner) who stays within your [city] gates. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and everything that is in them, and He rested (ceased) on the seventh day. That is why the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy [that is, set it apart for His purposes].

12 “Honor (respect, obey, care for) your father and your mother, so that your days may be prolonged in the land the Lord your God gives you.

13 “You shall not commit murder (unjustified, deliberate homicide).

14 “You shall not commit adultery.

15 “You shall not steal [secretly, openly, fraudulently, or through carelessness].

16 “You shall not testify falsely [that is, lie, withhold, or manipulate the truth] against your neighbor (any person).

17 “You shall not covet [that is, selfishly desire and attempt to acquire] your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

18 Now all the people witnessed the thunder and the flashes of lightning and the sound of the trumpet and the smoking mountain; and as they looked, the people were afraid, and they trembled [and moved backward] and stood at a [safe] distance. 19 Then they said to Moses, “You speak to us and we will listen, but do not let God speak to us or we will die.” 20 Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid; for God has come in order to test you, and in order that the fear of Him [that is, a profound reverence for Him] will remain with you, so that you do not sin.

Where are God’s Children?

I asked a friend to write her testimony or an article to share.  This Catholic friend takes the words of Yeshua (Jesus) to a much higher level via application within her life–enjoy and reflect.

Can we find Heaven here on earth if all of us who proclaim to be Christians are doing God’s will? I often think to myself why is there so much temporal suffering, if Christians all over the world are practicing the most basic commandments given to us by God which is to Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength (Mark 12:30-31). The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these. It seems to me if we truly love God according to his commandments, we will be more easily transformed to true spiritual beings. According to the Bible, the fruits of the spirits is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control” (Galatians 5:22-23). A true spiritual being live out love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  All our decisions and actions will be based on pleasing Him and no one else. As a result of a strong and true love for God, we are able to love our neighbors as oneself because the love we have to please God will penetrate our lives. This will allow us to open our hearts and minds to do God’s will. God’s will in my opinion is to spread love and the other fruits of the spirits to everyone we meet. However, love is the greatest gift of all the fruits of the spirits. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not honor others, it is not self-seeking, it does not easily anger, and it keeps no record of wrong. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres. (1 Corinthian 13:4-7).

Yes, we are called to spread love to those who are homeless, hungry and those that have special needs in this world. The ones the world has seemed to have forgotten and oppressed. The ways in which we spread love to everyone we meet will vary from person to person. God calls us to serve Him in different ways. For example, some people are called to serve those who are hungry. Some people without the true spirit of Christ may judge them and attribute their ability to feed themselves to other reasons. They may not consider that they may be hungry because they have recently lost their job or the job they do have may not afford them the opportunity to provide a roof over their head and eat every day. Or possibly they were born in a part of the world that ration their food or oppress some men and women making it difficult for them to find a decent job or educate themselves. However, when these people are blessed to know one of God’s children, they will be fed. Also, people are losing their homes everyday or becoming refugees trying to escape their negative situation. Some people may turn their backs on these people and think this is not my problem. If we are called to love God and our neighbor does it become our problem if we are able to help them? Can these people find Heaven here on this earth when these people encounter a child of God?  These people if they do will be sheltered. These are just two examples of ways God’s children have a great opportunity to make a big impact and to demonstrate our love for God and our neighbor.

Doing God’s will is not only about spreading love, but obeying God. It is not about doing what we want, but doing what God asks of us. This part of doing God’s will may be challenging if we are not constantly praying and reading the Bible-developing a strong relationship with God because what God asks us to do may not feel like the most natural thing to do. We will serve others because we are spiritually led to please God and to serve His creations. If we serve God with everything in our hearts and minds, this world will know God’s children and they will provide Heaven here on earth.

How Can I Avoid Suffering Destruction and Acquire God’s Seal of the Holy Spirit?

“Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the LORD your God that I give you.”

Knowledge of the Law of God

The Bible says my people suffer due to a lack of knowledge in Hosea 4:6 below:

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

Isaiah 5:13 says, “Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.”

 

What is the law of our God?

God gave the Israelites the ten commandments and handwritten ordinances in the original covenant.  

The Ten Commandments previously written on tablets of stone; God presently writes in our hearts.

2 Corinthians 3:3 “Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.

Was tithing apart of the ordinances nailed to the cross?

Colossians 2:14 says, “Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross”.

 

Deuteronomy 5:22 says, “These words the Lord spake unto all your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice: and he added no more. And he wrote them in two tables of stone, and delivered them unto me.” 

The Holy Spirit makes God’s laws a part of our character

Hebrews 10:16 “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;”

Romans 2:15 “Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)”

 

How do we get the seal of the Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit God gives to us when we accept His words–without additions or subtractions.

Ephesians 1:13 “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,”

Once you trust in God’s words after you hear the gospel and you believe the truth you hear then you are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise

 

Ten Commandments Remain Forever Defining Sin

Psalm 111:7-9 says, “The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure. They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.  He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.”

Here is the link to the ten commandments in Exodus 20:1-17 in the Amplified Bible:  Ten Commandments for those who may not know them.

What does it mean to love God?

1 John 5:3 says the following, “For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.”

2 John 1:6 reminds us that to love God means to obey His words: “And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.”

How Should We Give To Share And Teach The Love Of God Today?

In 2 Corinthians 9:7 Paul asked people to give as God has blessed you as they decide in their heart:

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

 

God Warns Us

Matthew 7:14-16 “Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits.

Heaven Awaits

Why did God allow me to see heaven in my dream?  I’ll speculate from my limited understanding.  God knew what I needed and the dream fulfilled those needs. Two or three months after the death of a dear friend that pained me to my very bowels, God gave me a dream of heaven that comforted me.  God revealed to me that He is in control–fear not.   Also, I am to live obediently to His will and allow Him to guide my life–continue to trust Him and not worry.

I do not feel words can adequately describe a spiritual world that physical beings can fully comprehend, but I will do my best.  Heaven reflects a true utopia that is beyond any earthly comprehension.  First imagine perfection on the earth or in heaven in which death, decay, fear, negativity, sin, iniquity and destruction does not exist. The opposite of all these things pervade the surroundings.  There is a sense of youthfulness in all living things.  All things shine with splendor and sing harmoniously so that varied and soft musical notes play like an orchestra that gives one a sense of exhilarating joy and love–music is in the air.

You literally must see and experience heaven to truly begin to recognize how awesome and loving the creator, architect, designer, mastermind and source of all that exist truly is. Heaven essentially represents a kingdom filled with joy, peace, love, wonder, exquisite beauty and every imaginable good thing–a positive aura emanates throughout.  It’s a holy, creative and powerful place of light beyond human comprehension–did not see a sun in the sky and night did not exist.  Who is this king of glory that created such a magnificent place of perfect beauty?

Wow, my jaws kept dropping lower and lower as I walked through nature and as I approached mansions jutting high into the sky!  Wow, I looked up to see a sea of glass with sea creatures swimming.   What I saw initially left me speechless and in utter awe!

If God appeared in my dream in heaven, I would predict I would drop to my knees,  bow and sing praises to His name at the sheer wonder and magic of heaven!  Amazing is an understatement!  Heaven is a place that is alive with vibrant colors, melodic and musical sounds within nature, tranquility and an amazing almost tangible aura of love emanates throughout–fear, decay and everything negative is nonexistent.  Everything including colors appear fresh, brand new and alive.   Colors  appear  vibrantly alive and bring joy and exhilaration due to its sheer beauty and perfection.

Mansions and landscaped lawns beautifully project upwards into the sky with exquisite aesthetics.  Imagine stepping into your empty mansion for the first time  and seeing a delightful cream colored room.   You begin to think “I wish the room was yellow.”  Before you complete the thought, the entire room turns a radiant yellow.  In utter shock, your mouth drops once again in awe at the beauty and wonder of what God has in store for you.  You walk into another empty room and wish the room to be larger and immediately the room expands. You then begin to think this size is good, and the room immediately stops to the desired size.  Heaven is an unbelievably amazing place where your jaw just drops continuously and your eyes just bulge wide open whenever you turn your head to see all God’s amazing wonders.

The shock and awe affect gradually subsides a little as I became familiar with the wonders of heaven in my dream.  I just remember feeling joyful, content, exhilarated, inquisitive and loved in my dream.

If we intend to make it into the heavenly kingdom to see the sea of glass shooting upwards into the sky with all the sea creatures living within it, we must stay in relationship with God.  I saw beautiful peaceful animals  in heaven that I did not recognize.  We must seek first the kingdom of God.  Peter says in I Peter 1:14-16 “As obedient children, let yourselves be pulled into a way of life shaped by God’s life, a life energetic and blazing with holinessGod said, “I am holy; you be holy.” [MSG]  We must shun sin like God hates sin.  We must change our lifestyles and live for God by asking God to change us so that we develop the Character of Yeshua (Christ). 

I could not make the changes in my life, but I turned to the Creator who made and continues to make the necessary changes for me.  When I gave God complete control, my life shattered apart.  I felt like I had wrestled with God without an awareness until I surrendered 100% of my life over to Him.  I figured out that I could not fix the problems within my life without His intervention.  At the age of 32, I felt like I reached a climax in my life looking back over the years.  I felt like I was crucified with Christ that day.  I died to my old self.  I now live through Christ living in me.  God granted my request, and I stand by my testimony that God is a faithful and loving God!   I am not the same person following this encounter with God.   I now realize that He lined up my life with His plan in mind: eternal life.

ETERNAL LIFE PROMISED BY YAHWEH

The Promise (eternal life) before the world began came from God.

In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; (Titus 1:2)

  • MOST PEOPLE HAVE THE FALSE BELIEF THAT OUR EXISTENCE STARTED AT THE GARDEN OF EDEN.    
  • What if we actually existed before the Garden of Eden?  Remember God that cannot lie promised us eternal life before this world began.  We came from Jerusalem from above–a free place. 

“But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.” Huh?  I repeat, “But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.”  (Galatian 4:26)  

We were born and created in Jerusalem above the mother of us all.  God made this mystery available to those of us with eyes to see and ears in which to hear His truth.

 

Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:  That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:  (Ephesians 1:9-10)   

Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,   Before I formed thee in the belly  I knew thee;  (?) and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.  (Jeremiah 1:4-5)

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.    As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.  (John 17:17-18)

 So God sent Jesus into this world to die at Calvary for the sins of the nations. Jesus sent us into this world to become reconciled to God the Father by repenting of our sins against God in a prior world.  THE HOPE OF ETERNAL LIFE IS A REALITY.  A PROMISE FROM GOD THE FATHER MADE KNOWN TO US BY HIS SON YESHUA (JESUS).  

18   As thou hast sent me into the world, ***even so*** have I also sent them into the world.      JOHN 17:23 23       I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one;  and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast lov-ed them, *as* thou hast lov-ed me.   Notice the following phrase “and hast lov-ed them, *as* thou hast lov-ed me.”   Notice God loves us as God loves Jesus “and hast lov-ed them, *as* thou hast lov-ed me.”     25 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.   JOHN 1:6      There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.   33       And I knew him not: but (he that sent me) to baptize with water, ***the same*** said unto me,  Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him,  the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.

Luke 24:49   And, behold, I send ***the promise of my Father*** upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power ***from on high***.
Acts 1:4   And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem,
but wait for ***the promise of the Father***, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
Acts 2:33   Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father ***the promise of the Holy Ghost***, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

JESUS THE SON OF GOD MADE IT VERY CLEAR TO US  IN A SIMPLY AND STRAIGHT FORWARD STATEMENT steps we need to take to be saved  READ ON:

MARK 16:15-19      And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach ***the gospel*** to every creature.

 16       He that believeth and is baptized (shall be saved;) but he that believeth not shall be damned.
16       He that believeth and is baptized (shall be saved;) but he that believeth not shall be damned.
16       He that believeth and is baptized (shall be saved;) but he that believeth not shall be damned.
 19       ¶ So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
 

JESUS LAST WORDS to his apostles MINUTES BEFORE*** JESUS RETURN*** TO THE FATHER

JOHN 6:61       When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?

 62       What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where ***he was before***?

  BASIC INFORMATION TO US FROM GOD THE FATHER THAT YOU MUST UNDERSTAND. IT IS LIKE 1+1 =2 OR A B C. THAT IS WITHOUT *THIS BASIC KNOWLEDGE* YOU WILL BE UNABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE PLAN OF GOD   

  Romans 3:23   For *all* have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

               YES THIS IS CLEARLY SAYING *ALL ONCE HAD* THE GLORY OF GOD

HEBREWS 10:32       But call to remembrance the former days, in which,* after* ye were illuminated,
                       ye endured a great fight of afflictions; 
1 Corinthians 15:44       It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. 
 There *is* a natural body, and there *is* a spiritual body.        1+1=2
 ( BIRTH AND BODY IS LIKE WET AND WATER THEY CANNOT BE SEPARATED)
JOHN 3:5  Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit,(2 BIRTHS) 
he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6       That which is born of the flesh *is* flesh; and that which *is* born of the Spirit is spirit.
2 births
  • The first birth occurred when you came out of the sac of water in your mother’s womb.  You were born of water.
  • The second birth is when the flesh dies and the spirit returns to God who gave it.  You receive a spiritual body in the kingdom.  You are born of the spirit.  

These are two separate births to enter into the kingdom of God.

 7       Marvel not that I said unto thee, ***Ye must*** be born (again.) 
 8       The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, (but canst not tell whence it cometh,
         and whither it goeth:) so ***is every one**** that is born of the Spirit.
         so ***is every one**** that is born of the Spirit.
         so ***is every one**** that is born of the Spirit.
         so ***is every one**** that is born of the Spirit.(no exception)
(You can not return to the kingdom of heaven until you are born again into your spiritual body–the second birth .
This takes place the minute the flesh dies. In the flesh one can not see the spiritual birth the very same way one can not see God  or angels because the spiritual body is like the wind in that it can not be seen by flesh man. John 3:8) 
 
Jesus is the first fruit that is he is the first person  that walked this earth that returned glorified to the Father.

John 20:17       Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father:  but go to my brethren, and say unto them,                     I ascend unto my Father, ***and your Father***; and to my God, ***and your God***.

I ascend unto my Father, ***and your Father***; and to my God, ***and your God***.
I ascend unto my Father, ***and your Father***; and to my God, ***and your God***.
I ascend unto my Father, ***and your Father***; and to my God, ***and your God***.
 

Luke 20:36  Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. 

Why can’t they die anymore?  After Christ resurrection, christians no longer need to sleep in death?  

The term  slept  is used to refer to those who died before Christ payed the ransom price at Calvary.   Jesus conquered the power of death by dying for our sins.  He freed the dead spirits (who existed in a slept state) meaning spiritually dead waiting for Christ to die on the cross.  Spirits cannot die unless God destroys them after the white throne judgement.  

John 19:30  When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

1 Corinthians 15:20     ¶ But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

 
Let’s see if the word shines a light on what happened at Jesus death; he being the firstfruit.

 

1 Peter 3:18       ¶ For Christ *also* hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God,  being put to death *in the flesh*, but quickened by the Spirit:                                          

  19       By ***which*** also he went and preached unto *the spirits* in prison;

20       Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. 

1 Corinth 15:35       ¶ But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?
 
 36       Thou fool, that which thou sowest ***is not quickened****, except it die: 
   
 37       And that which thou sowest, thou sowest *not* that body that shall be,
 38       But ***God*** giveth it a body as it hath pleased him
 
 JOHN 36-7:
6       That which is born of the flesh *is* flesh; and that which *is* born of the Spirit is spirit.
                                                         
7       Marvel not that I said unto thee, ***Ye must be born*** (again.) 
2 Corinthians 5:5       Now he that hath wrought ***us ***for the selfsame thing is God,  who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. 
 6       Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, ***whilst ***we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: 
 7       (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
 
8       We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 
 
  Now he that hath wrought (brought) us ***for the selfsame thing*** is God, 
  Now he that hath wrought us ***for the selfsame thing*** is God,
  Now he that hath wrought us ***for the selfsame thing*** is God, 
 
1 Corinthians 15:
49       And as we have borne the image of the earthy,* we* shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
                                                      
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 50       Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood*** cannot*** inherit the kingdom of God;
         neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
49       And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall* also* bear the image of the heavenly.
49       And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall *also* bear the image of the heavenly.
49       And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall *also* bear the image of the heavenly.
 
DO NOT OVER LOOK THIS WORD ***ALSO***FOR IT HAS GREAT DEPTH
IT IS SAYING THAT YOU LIKE JESUS WILL *ALSO* bear the image of the heavenly.
 
I JOHN CHAPTER 3
 1       ¶ Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 
 2       Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be:
  but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
 
but *we know* that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
but *we know* that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 
                                    
                                
HEBREWS 2:
6       But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man,  that thou visitest him?
 7       Thou ***madest him*** a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour,  and didst set him over the works of thy hands: 
 
8       Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.
 
  But now we see not yet all things put under him.
 
 9       But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
 
17       Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto ***his brethren***
17       Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto ***his brethren***
17       Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto ***his brethren***
 
I HOPE THIS WILL MAKE YOU APPRECIATE ***WHO YOU REALLY ARE*** AND BE NO LONGER DECEIVED BY THAT GREAT DECEIVER.
 

ROMANS 8:9       ¶ For whom he did *foreknow*, he*** also*** did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son,that he might be the firstborn among ***many*** brethren.

                              

Jeremiah 1:
4     ¶ Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 5     Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
 
Jeremiah represents all of us
 
ZECHARIAH CHAPTER 12 1     ¶ The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. 
 
1 CORINTH 15
49     And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall ***also*** bear the image of the heavenly. 
 
ALSO   = JUST LIKE JESUS  FIRST FRUIT 
Also represents what happened to Jesus also happens to us.
Hebrews 2:17  17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. 11 or both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, 14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;