Written Dec 21, 2016
If anyone speaks, he should speak as one conveying the words of God. If anyone serves, he should serve with the strength God supplies, so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen. ~1 Peter 4:11
First of all, its urgent for us to realize that the religious or "christian" sect one may belong to isn't going to save our soul. Only faith in the resurrected Christos-Son can save anyone's soul. And He commanded that we must love God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength through the power of the Savior. That is the "first and greatest commandment" in God's written WORD (Matthew 22:34-40). And if we break that one commandment we've broken them all and are a sinner and in danger of eternal hell... ! (James 2:10, 11; Hebrews 12:14; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 2 Thessalonians 1:8)
So many go and ask others, "do we really have to love God with ALL our heart, mind, soul and strength?" And over 90% of the time they receive the answer they are hoping for. "No, of course not, God understands. God is all love." The bible does say "God is love".. but the bible DOESN'T say "God is ALL love" (not once) .. and then another 9% will say we have to love God with all the heart, but won't do it themselves...
Over the past 20 years I have listened to many "pastors" and "christians" and have heard the doctrines of devils that are so popular in this country and the world. And I've perceived that some pastors only preach strictness and preach against "once saved, always saved" just to make sure they keep their church attendance up so they get their tithes. These people do not love God with all the heart and you can see it by the things they say and the ungodly men they promote.
John says, "Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward." 2 John 1:8
Brothers? Others? Can we get back to loving God with all our heart?? Can we throw ourselves into the hope of God's mercy again? Can we get back up after getting knocked down so many times?
The Lord recently brought to my memory about how when I was in boot camp and I was taking the final Physical Training test that I had to pass in order to graduate from boot camp.. About 3 full companies (around 100 people) and I were all doing the sit-ups. Suddenly I was stuck in a half sit-up and I couldn't complete it. I couldn't believe it because I was the strongest person in my company. I could stack the nautilus like 15 times and the second strongest could barely do one. But I stayed in that half sit-up with ALL MY HEART and Strength and the Company Commander who was walking around making sure everyone was doing their sit-ups stopped and saw me in a half sit-up and how I wouldn't give up, and he waited for a long time and I stayed in that half sit-up with all my strength and then he finally continued walking and I passed the test and graduated boot camp. If I would have given up on that sit-up I would have failed and had to do an additional two weeks of boot camp (which would have been ridiculous because I was very fit).
And all these years I wondered why all of a sudden I couldn't do this measly amount of sit-ups. Finally last night the thought crossed my mind, "Maybe God did it." To teach me that when I began believing in Christ, I could apply that lesson in my Christian walk.
All you can give is all your strength. And God is watching. Even more so than that company commander who was watching me. And like that company commander gave me the pass, so will God.. IF we strive to give ALL.
So this message is for you all who will receive it. We must fight with all our hearts and soul. The prize is before us, so let us endure to the end!
"And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:" Hebrews 10:24
And you know the next few verses right? Please read them and please pray and lets get back to God with all our heart... In Yeshua's Name and the love of Messiah
You can be saved!
God loves the people in the world so much that He came down to die for us. If God is opening your heart to His message and you feel convicted for your sins which have separated you from a holy God and you feel the need to be forgiven, then say this prayer. This is how I was powerfully converted to the Christ in 1997!
Say, "My Lord and my God, have mercy on me, a sinner. I believe Jesus the Christ died on the cross and shed His precious blood for the forgiveness of all my sins. I believe Jesus raised from the dead and ascended into heaven and is now on the right-hand side of God listening to this prayer. I open up the door of my heart and I invite You in, Lord Jesus. Thank you, God, for saving my soul and I vow to serve you with all my heart which is the first and greatest commandment. Amen."