The Bible is PLAIN-Jesus shall come back for His church. The question is, are you ready? We need to walk close to Him. Stay in close fellowship daily and if you miss it, run back to Him quickly.
Last week, I shared part one on this subject. Going further, Matthew 25:1-13 talks about ten virgins-five were wise and five were foolish. Being virgins, they would be considered to be good people, but one thing was lacking, which is the central meaning of this parable-they were not ready. Many people simply are not ready for the coming of the Lord. The Bible is PLAIN-Jesus shall come back for His church. The question is, are your ready?
We have to know that our salvation can be eternally secure-and it is, IF we remain in Christ, serving Him and walking with Him. We must remember, however, it is possible for people to walk away from the Lord because we have all been given a free will. One thing remains the same, since Adam and Eve; God has given man a free choice in every area of his life.
1 John 5:16-17 NLT If you see a fellow believer[a] sinning in a way that does not lead to death, you should pray, and God will give that person life. But there is a sin that leads to death, and I am not saying you should pray for those who commit it. All wicked actions are sin, but not every sin leads to death.
This scripture is not talking about physical death, but spiritual death. And notice he says, “I do not say he shall pray for those who commit it.” This is what we refer to as the unpardonable sin. This is not like any other sin in which we may receive forgiveness. God’s Word says, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” However, this goes beyond any other sin a believer may commit. This is walking away from the Lord. We see this expounded in Hebrews 6:4-6-For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, and have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. So it’s not a situation in which God wouldn’t accept these people back if they repented. You just can’t get them to repent. They have by their actions chosen to walk away from God and as the scripture says to count the Blood of Jesus unholy and have crucified the Son of God afresh.
So, can people walk away and be eternally lost even though earlier in life they were saved? Absolutely. But even more importantly, is there eternal security? Yes, as long as we stay in Christ. What do we need to do? We need to walk close to Him. Stay in close fellowship daily and if you miss it, run back to Him quickly. If we do these things, we can know that we are on the right track and one day we’ll be able to hear, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of the Lord.”
There are many things that will endeavor to steal from our lives and try to hinder our faith walk. One, in particular, is very destructive.
We established the fact last week that Jesus died for our sins. Most everyone will agree with that fact. However, the Bible also says that He paid for our sicknesses and diseases; at the same exact time. Everything Jesus did for us, He did as our substitute.
This is a question many have asked. We see the day of Atonement occur, once a year, when the High Priest would offer sacrifices for the sins of the people, as well as himself.
In the heart of every person is a Plan-A chosen for us, specifically tailored just for us. Many times people will understand the importance of vision, yet they go on to make their own plans without consulting with God.
This is a debate that has gone on for centuries in the church. What is the answer? What does the Bible say concerning this?
One of the greatest things about the Lord is His compassion. He’s not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
God is not to blame for the calamities we face. It started with Lucifer and Adam. Everything has been altered.
We are where we are today because of the words we spoke yesterday and tomorrow will be a result of the words that we speak today.
The Gospel accounts are proof and evidence of what Jesus began to do and to teach. (Acts 1:2) The same miracles we see in the book of Acts should occur today. The Book of Acts is actually the Acts of the Holy Spirit through the Church.
We as the Body of Christ need each other. Sometimes, in the midst of trials, people feel alone, forsaken and overwhelmed. That’s where a church family comes in...
God is only in control to the extent that we pray and ask Him to do certain things. "You have not, because you ask not.” It’s a very simple idea, but we must ask.
God promises us that if we hunger and thirst after Him, we shall be filled. Spiritual Hunger is the number one ingredient to receiving from God.
In a world that is constantly changing, it’s imperative that believers are established in God’s Word. God’s Word is our sure foundation.
Whenever we hear the good news of Jesus Christ, we have an option. To embrace it or reject it. If we accept it, repent and receive Jesus as our Lord & Saviour, then we are saved.
In our lives, we have to make the decision to believe God’s Word – above everything else. If He said we’re blessed and not cursed then we should agree with Him.
Things in life will come to steal our joy and cause us to be offended. But it’s entirely our choice whether we take the offense.
Ps. 92:10 says, “I shall be anointed with fresh oil.” The Anointing is the Presence of God. It’s one of the most important things in our lives.
Many times it’s easier to accept everything in life as the will of God than to take responsibility to find the will of God. God doesn’t send sickness to people to teach them something.