Saturday, May 21, 2016

61 THINGS THAT WERE TRUE OF ME BEFORE I WAS SAVED

Contemplating what God has graciously done for hell-deserving sinners ought to encourage and thrill the soul of every blood-bought child of God!

As the hymn writer has said, "Oh to grace how great a debtor, daily I'm constrained to be!" (Robert Robinson). Paul, in referring to the redemption and forgiveness that believers have in Christ, spoke of "the RICHES of His GRACE" (Ephesians 1:7). Elsewhere he said, "But by the grace of God I am what I am" (1 Corinthians 15:10). God has given to every believer everlasting consolation (eternal encouragement) and good hope through grace (2 Thess. 2:16-17). "For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that YE through his poverty might be RICH" (2 Corinthians 8:9).

Many believers fail to appreciate the RICHES that they have. The story is told of an aged silver miner who had spent his whole life searching for silver in the mountains of the Old West. He had become so involved with his search that his wife and children had left him. When he died, the handful of people who came to bury him found in his possessions a note instructing them to bury him under his cabin. As the shovels turned over the earth, a lustrous gray material began to appear. It was the famous Comstock Silver Vein, the richest in California history. That miner had been a billionaire all his life, but he did not know about the wealth that he had and he had never claimed it. He did not realize how rich he really was.
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In order to fully appreciate the riches of God's grace we need to contrast our present position in Christ with our former unregenerate state when we were outside of Christ and dead in sin.

Every true believer is a spiritual billionaire. The Bible says that Christ became poor (and died for us) that we through His poverty might be RICH (2 Cor. 8:9). The believer, who is a child of the King, often goes around living like a PAUPER rather than living like a PRINCE. God wants us to know how RICH we are because of His matchless grace: "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ" (Ephesians 1:3). We have been blessed with every spiritual blessing!

We cannot possess our possessions if we do not know what they are. We cannot walk worthy of our calling (Ephesians 4:1) if we do not know what our calling is. The great facts and truths found in God's Word must be claimed by faith. We must see ourselves as God sees us in Christ. By faith we must lay claim to what has already been given to us in Christ. The grace of God teaches us and instructs us how to live (Titus 2:11-12). God's method of instruction is to first show us and teach us what He has done for us in grace, and then we are told to walk accordingly. Ephesians 5:8 illustrates this well: "For ye were sometimes [formerly, referring to our unregenerate state] darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light." We are to walk in light of WHO WE ARE. We are to "be what we are." Our actual CONDITION is to match our glorious POSITION. The more we, by faith, lay hold of the glorious facts of our POSITION in Christ, the more this will affect our actual state and CONDITION as we walk with the Lord in time.
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May the eyes of our understanding be enlightened, that we may know what is the hope of His calling, and what is the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe (see Ephesians 1:18-19).

In order to fully appreciate the riches of God's grace we need to contrast our present position in Christ with our former unregenerate state when we were outside of Christ and dead in sin. The glories of God's grace shine brighter against the black background of our past state and condition before we met the Saviour. God never wants us to forget WHAT WE WERE prior to our salvation: "Wherefore REMEMBER, that ye being in time past [formerly, when in an unsaved state] Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; That at that time YE WERE without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world" (Eph. 2:11-12 and compare Titus 3:3). Thus, before we consider our riches in Christ, let us consider...

61 THINGS THAT WERE TRUE OF ME BEFORE I WAS SAVED...

I was on the broad way (road) leading to destruction (Matthew 7:13).
I was lost (Luke 19:10; 2 Corinthians 4:3).
I was condemned already because of my unbelief (John 3:18; compare 1 Corinthians 11:32).
I was a lover of darkness (John 3:19).
I was under God's abiding wrath (John 3:36) awaiting God's coming wrath (Luke 3:7; Ephesians 5:6; Colossians 3:6).
I was an ignorant worshipper (John 4:22).
I was an evildoer deserving judgment (John 5:29; compare 3 John 11).
I was of the world and from below or beneath (John 8:23).
I was yet in my sins (John 8:21,24; compare John 20:23).
I was a child of the devil (John 8:44).
I was a Christ-rejecter (John 12:48).
I was a Christ-hater (John 15:18) and a hater of those belonging to Christ (John 17:14).
I was under the power of Satan (Acts 26:18; 1 John 5:19).
I was unthankful, not giving honor to God (Romans 1:21).
I was unrighteous (Romans 1:29-31; 3:10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10).
I was under sin (Romans 3:9) and sin-sick (Luke 5:31-32).
I was unprofitable (Romans 3:12; compare Philemon 11).
I was without the fear of God (Romans 3:18).
I was guilty before God (Romans 3:19).
I was a sinner (Romans 3:23; 5:8).
I was without strength (Romans 5:6).
I was ungodly (Romans 5:6; 4:5).
I was God's enemy (Romans 5:10; Colossians 1:21).
I was a servant (slave) of sin (Romans 6:17,20; John 8:34).
I was deserving of death (Romans 6:23; compare 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9).
I was in the flesh (Romans 7:5; 8:8).
I was in danger of perishing (1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 2:15; Luke 13:3,5).
I was a natural man who considered the things of God as foolishness (1 Corinthians 1:18; 2:14).
I was under God's curse (1 Corinthians 16:22).
I was blinded by the god of this age (2 Corinthians 4:4).
I was part of this present evil world (Galatians 1:4).
I was dead in trespasses and sins (Ephesians 2:1,5; Colossians 2:13).
I was walking according to the course of Satan's world (Ephesians 2:2).
I was a child of disobedience (Ephesians 2:2).
I was a child of wrath (Ephesians 2:3).
I was without Christ (Ephesians 2:12).
I was an alien from the commonwealth of Israel (Ephesians 2:12).
I was a stranger from the covenants of promise (Ephesians 2:12,19).
I was one who had no hope (Ephesians 2:12) and no foundation (Luke 6:48).
I was without God in the world (Ephesians 2:12).
I was far off (Ephesians 2:13).
I was walking in the vanity of my mind (Ephesians 4:17).
I was one whose understanding was darkened (Ephesians 4:18; Romans 1:21).
I was alienated from the life of God (Ephesians 4:18; Colossians 1:21).
I was ignorant (Ephesians 4:18).
I was blind and hardened (Ephesians 4:18).
I was given over to unbridled lust (Ephesians 4:19).
I was corrupt according to deceitful lusts (Ephesians 4:22).
I was once of the darkness and of the night (Ephesians 5:8; 1 Thessalonians 5:5; 1 John 2:11).
I was in the realm and under the power of darkness (Colossians 1:13; Luke 1:79; Acts 26:18).
I was one who did not know God (1 Thessalonians 4:5).
I was foolish (Titus 3:3; Romans 1:22).
I was disobedient (Titus 3:3).
I was deceived (Titus 3:3).
I was one who served various lusts and pleasures (Titus 3:3).
I was one who lived in malice and envy (Titus 3:3).
I was one who was hateful and was hating one another (Titus 3:3).
I was a sheep who had gone astray (1 Peter 2:25).
I was one who lived in the flesh to the lusts of men (1 Peter 4:2).
I was one who walked in lasciviousness, lusts, abominable idolatries, etc. (1 Peter 4:3).
I was sensual, having not the Spirit (Jude 19).
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In light of our former, unsaved state and condition, notice how important the little word "but" is in these precious passages:

"Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)" (Ephesians 2:2-5).

"For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost" (Titus 3:3-5).

"That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ" (Ephesians 2:12-13).
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Now that you know what was true of you when you were dead in your trespasses and sins, now see the things that are true for you - from God's Word - when you asked Christ into your heart and found God's pardon and forgiveness.
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The Kingdom of heaven is at Hand!
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Thursday, May 19, 2016

215 THINGS THAT ARE TRUE OF ME NOW THAT I AM SAVED

















Having reminded ourselves of our former, unregenerate state, we are now ready to consider the great things God has done for us in His grace, saving our souls and making us whole. This listing is by no means original. For example, Lewis Sperry Chafer has a similar listing in his book entitled Salvation. Also this listing is by no means complete or exhaustive. We have listed 215 things but there are more. You can add to this list through your own study of the Scriptures as you find other things that are true of you now that you are saved. This study can be used as a devotional aid. One or two of the following points could be considered each day as you meditate on the riches of God's grace. Consider these as "SPIRITUAL VITAMIN PILLS" and take one or two a day! As you go through the day remind yourself of who you are and what you have in Christ! As a saint, live saintly! As a child of God, so walk in a way that would honor your heavenly Father! "To God be the glory! Great things He hath done!" Don't forget WHO YOU ARE! Consider the following:

215 THINGS THAT ARE TRUE OF ME NOW THAT I AM SAVED:

My salvation is fully accomplished (John 19:30).
I have eternal life as a present possession (John 5:24; 6:47; 1 John 5:11-13).
I have Jesus Christ as my present possession (1 John 5:12).
I know the one, true God (John 17:3; 1 John 2:3; 5:20).
I have been saved by His grace (Eph. 2:1-10).
I have been justified by His grace (Tit. 3:7).
I have passed from death unto life (John 5:24; 1 John 3:14).
I have been quickened (made alive) by God (Eph. 2:1,5; Col. 2:13).
I have been made fit for heaven (Col. 1:12).
I have the forgiveness of sins (Eph. 1:7; Col. 1:14).
My sins have been taken away (John 1:29; Heb. 9:26; 1 John 3:5).
My sins have been completely purged (Heb. 1:3).
My sins will never be remembered by God (Heb. 8:12; 10:17).
I have been washed (1 Cor. 6:11; Tit. 3:5; Rev. 1:5).
I will walk with Christ in white (Rev. 3:4-5).
I have been healed by His stripes (1 Pet. 2:24).
I have been forgiven all trespasses (Col. 2:13; 1 John 2:12).
I have been fully justified (Rom. 4:5; 8:30; 1 Cor. 6:11; Gal. 2:16; Tit. 3:7).
I am reconciled to God (2 Cor. 5:18-19; Col. 1:20).
I am made nigh by the blood of Christ (Eph. 2:13).
I am redeemed through His blood (1 Pet. 1:18,19; Eph. 1:7; Col. 1:14).
I am redeemed from the curse of the law (Gal. 3:13).
I am redeemed from all iniquity or lawlessness (Titus 2:14).
I am bought with a price (1 Cor. 6:20; 7:23).
I am delivered from so great a death (2 Cor. 1:10).
I have been delivered from this present evil world or age (Gal. 1:4).
I have been delivered from the power of darkness (Col. 1:13).
I have been delivered from the wrath to come (1 Thess. 1:10).
I will not come into condemnation or judgment (John 5:24; Rom. 8:1).
I am a child of God (John 1:12; Rom. 8:16; Gal. 3:26; 1 John 3:1,2).
I am a son of God (Gal. 4:5-7).
I belong to Jesus Christ (Gal. 3:29; 5:24).
I have been adopted (Gal. 4:5; Rom. 8:15,23).
I am an heir of God and joint-heir with Christ (Rom. 8:17; Tit. 3:7).
I am an heir of the grace of life (1 Pet. 3:7).
All things are mine (1 Cor. 3:21-23).
I possess all things (2 Cor. 6:10).
I will inherit all things (Rev. 21:7).
I am enriched by Christ in everything (1 Cor. 1:5; 2 Cor. 9:11).
I am a fellow heir (Eph. 3:6).
I am rich because of Christ (2 Cor. 8:9; Rev. 2:9).
I am blessed with every spiritual blessing (Eph. 1:3).
I have obtained an inheritance (Eph. 1:11,14; Heb. 1:14; 9:15; 1 Pet. 1:4).
I have been appointed to obtain salvation (1 Thess. 5:9; Heb. 1:14).
I am His inheritance (Eph. 1:18).
I am a partaker of His promise in Christ by the gospel (Eph. 3:6).
I am a new creature (creation) in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17; Eph. 2:10; 4:24; Col. 3:10).
I have been renewed by the Holy Spirit (Tit. 3:5).
I am accepted and highly favored in the Beloved One (Eph. 1:6; cf. Matt. 3:17).
I have been seated in heavenly places with Christ (Eph. 2:6).
I am to the praise of His glory (Eph. 1:6,12).
I am light in the Lord (Eph. 5:8).
I am a child of light (Eph. 5:8; 1 Thess. 5:5).
I am a "peculiar person," even God's special, purchased possession (Tit. 2:14; 1 Pet.2:9).
I am a priest who can offer spiritual sacrifices (Heb. 13:15-16; 1 Pet. 2:5,9; Rev. 1:6; 5:10;20:6).
I am a king who will reign (Rev. 1:6; 5:10; 20:6).
I am privileged to have fellowship with the Father and with the Son (1 John 1:3).
I dwell in Christ (John 6:56; 1 John 3:24; 4:13,15,16).
Christ dwells in me (John 6:56; Gal. 2:20; 1 John 3:24; 4:12-16).
I am in Christ (John 14:20; 2 Cor. 5:17).
Christ is in me (John 14:20; Col. 1:27; Rom. 8:10; 1 John 4:4).62. The Spirit of God dwells in me (Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 3:16; Eph. 2:21-22).
The Spirit of God dwells (John 6:56; Gal. 2:20; 1 John 3:24; 4:12-16).
I am not in the flesh but in the Spirit (Rom. 8:9).
My "earthen vessel" houses a great Treasure (2 Cor. 4:7).
My body is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:19).
I have been blest with the gift and pledge of the Holy Spirit (2 Cor. 1:22; Gal. 4:6; Eph. 1:13-14; 1 Thess. 4:8; Tit. 3:6; 1 John 3:24; 4:13).
I have an anointing (unction) from the Holy One (1 John 2:20,27).
I am one of the "called" of Jesus Christ (Rom. 1:6; 8:28-30; Jude 1; Rev. 17:14).
I have been called unto the fellowship of God's Son (1 Cor. 1:9).
I have been called unto eternal glory (1 Pet. 5:10).
I have been called with a holy calling (2 Tim. 1:9).
I am a partaker of the high, heavenly calling (Phil. 3:14; Heb. 3:1).
I have been called out of darkness into His marvelous light (1 Pet. 2:9).
God foreknew me (Rom. 8:29; 1 Pet. 1:2).
God predestined me to be conformed to Christ's image (Rom. 8:29; Eph. 1:5,11).
I have already been glorified according to God's mind and purpose (Rom. 8:30).
I am eternally secure in God's love (Rom. 8:38-39).
I am chosen in Christ (Eph. 1:4; Col. 3:12; 1 Thess. 1:4; 1 Pet. 2:9; Rev. 17:14).
I have been chosen to salvation (2 Thess. 2:13).
I am complete in Christ (Col. 2:10).
I am beloved of God (Col. 3:12; 2 Thess. 2:13).
I am chastened and disciplined by my Heavenly Father (Heb. 12:6-7).
I am part of that group that Christ is not ashamed to call His "brethren" and "friends" (Heb. 2:11; John 15:14-15).
I am a child of Abraham (Gal. 3:7).
I am Abraham's seed (Gal. 3:29).
I enjoy the blessing of Abraham (Gal. 3:9).
I am a child of promise (Gal. 4:28,31).
I am faithful (Rev. 17:14).
I am a sheep in His flock (Luke 12:32; Heb. 13:20; 1 Pet. 2:25).
I am a member of His body (1 Cor. 10:17; 12:27; Eph. 3:6; 4:25; 5:30).
I am a stone in His building (Eph. 2:20-22; Heb. 3:6; 1 Pet. 2:5).
I am a branch in the Vine (John 15:1-7).
I am a child of the kingdom (Matt. 13:38; compare Mark 10:14-15).
I am born again into His family (John 1:12-13; James 1:18; 1 Pet. 1:3,23; 2:2; 1 John 5:1).
I am one of God's people because He graciously claims me as His own (1 Pet. 2:10; Rev. 21:7).
I am a fellow citizen with the saints (Eph. 2:19).
I was baptized into Jesus Christ (Rom. 6:3; Gal. 3:27).
I was identified with Christ in His death (Rom. 6:3-6,8-11; 2 Cor. 5:14; Col. 2:12,20; 3:3).
I was identified with Christ in His resurrection (Rom. 6:5,8,11; 2 Cor. 5:15; Gal. 2:20; Col. 2:12; 3:1).
I died to sin (Rom. 6:2).
My "old man" was crucified with Christ (Rom. 6:6).
I have been crucified with Christ (Gal. 2:20).
I have crucified the flesh with its affections and lusts (Gal. 5:24).
I am alive unto God (Rom. 6:11,13; Gal. 2:19,20).
Christ is my life (Phil. 1:21; Col. 3:4).
I can walk in newness of life (Rom. 6:4).
I can serve in newness of spirit (Rom. 7:6).
I can live unto righteousness (1 Pet. 2:24).
I died to the law (Rom. 7:4; Gal. 2:19).
I am delivered from the law (Rom. 7:6).
I am not under the law but under grace (Rom. 6:14).
I have God's laws written in my heart (Heb. 10:16).
I am married to Jesus Christ (Rom. 7:4).
I am a partaker of Christ (Heb. 3:14).
I am identified with Christ in His suffering (2 Tim. 2:12; Phil. 1:29; 1 Pet. 2:20; 4:12-13; 1 Thess. 3:3; Rom. 8:18; Col. 1:24).
The knowledge of God is made known by me (2 Cor. 2:14).
The savor (aroma) of Christ is made known by me (2 Cor. 2:15-16).
I am an epistle of Christ (2 Cor. 3:3).
I am being changed into Christ's glorious image (2 Cor. 3:18).
I am being perfected (Phil. 1:6).
My inward man is being renewed day by day (2 Cor. 4:16).
I have put on Christ (Gal. 3:27).
I am not of the world (John 17:14,16).
The world is crucified unto me (Gal. 6:14).
I am crucified unto the world (Gal. 6:14).
I am separated unto the gospel of God (Rom. 1:1).
I am set apart and sanctified in Christ Jesus (1 Cor. 1:2; 6:11; Heb. 10:10; Jude 1).
I am holy (Col. 3:12; Heb. 3:1; 1 Pet. 2:9; Rev. 20:6).
I am clothed in His righteousness (Rev. 19:8).
I am a saint (1 Cor. 1:2; Phil. 1:1; Col. 1:2; Rom. 1:7).
I am faultless in Christ (Eph. 5:27; Col. 1:22; Jude 24).
I am perfected forever (Heb. 10:14).
I am not my own (1 Cor. 6:19).
I am called unto holiness (1 Thess. 4:7).
I am a citizen of heaven (Phil. 3:20).
I am a stranger and pilgrim who is not at home in this world (Heb. 11:13; 1 Pet. 2:11).
I have been translated into the kingdom of the Son of His love (Col. 1:13).
I am circumcised in my heart (Col. 2:11; Phil 3:3; compare Deut. 10:16).
My faithful God will sanctify me wholly (1 Thess. 5:23-24).
My faithful God will keep me from evil (2 Thess. 3:3; 2 Tim. 4:18).
Christ has made me free, free indeed (John 8:32-36; Gal. 5:1; 1 Cor. 7:22).
Jesus Christ is my Deliverer (Rom. 7:24-25).
I am free from sin (Rom. 6:7,18,22).
The law of the Spirit of Life has made me free from the law of sin and death (Rom. 8:2).
I am God's servant or slave (Rom. 6:22).
I am Christ's servant or slave (1 Cor. 7:22).
I am a servant or slave of righteousness (Rom. 6:18).
I have been called unto liberty (Gal. 5:13).
I have the mind of Christ (1 Cor. 2:16).
I have a sound mind (2 Tim. 1:7).
Christ has given me an understanding (1 John 5:20).
I have the righteousness of Christ (2 Cor. 5:21).
I have all sufficiency in all things (2 Cor. 9:8).
I have all things that pertain to life and godliness (2 Pet. 1:3).
I can ever be content for I have Christ (Heb. 13:5).
I have all the armor and weapons I need (2 Cor. 10:4; Eph. 6:10-17).
I have God's all-sufficient grace (2 Cor. 12:9).
I have grace to help in time of need (Heb. 4:16).
I have God's power (Eph. 1:19; 3:20).
I have access to the Father (Eph. 2:18; Heb. 4:16).
I have a great High Priest (Heb. 2:17-18; 3:1; 4:14-16; 8:1; 10:21).
I have an unfailing Intercessor (Heb. 7:25; 9:24; Rom. 8:34).
I have a righteous Advocate with the Father for times when I sin (1 John 2:1).
I have peace with God (Rom. 5:1).
Christ is my peace (Eph. 2:14).
I have rest for my soul (Matt. 11:28-29; Heb. 4:9).
I am led by the Spirit of God (Rom. 8:14).
I am enabled during trials and temptations (1 Cor. 10:13).
I am given assurance by the Spirit (Rom. 8:16; Heb. 6:18).
I am given comfort by God (2 Cor. 1:3-7).
I am tranquilized by His peace (Phil. 4:7).
I am freely given truth and knowledge by the Spirit (1 Cor. 2:12).
I am not distressed (2 Cor. 4:8).
I am not in despair (2 Cor. 4:8).
I am not forsaken (2 Cor. 4:9).
I am not in darkness (1 Thess. 5:4).
God is my Sufficiency (2 Cor. 3:5).
God is my Strength (2 Cor. 12:9-10; Phil. 4:13).
God is my Helper (Heb. 13:6).
I belong to a Sovereign God who works all things together for my good (Rom. 8:28).
All things are for my sake (2 Cor. 4:15).
My God is for me (Rom. 8:31).
My every need is supplied (Phil. 4:19).
I am a laborer together with Christ (1 Cor. 3:9; 2 Cor. 6:1).
I am His workmanship (Eph. 2:10).
God works in me (Phil. 2:13; Heb. 13:21).
God's Word works in me (1 Thess. 2:13).
I am sealed by God (2 Cor. 1:22; Eph. 1:13).
I am on the Rock, Christ Jesus (Matt. 16:18; 1 Cor. 3:11).
I am established securely in Christ (2 Cor. 1:21; 2 Thess. 3:3).
I am kept by the power of God (1 Pet. 1:5).
I am preserved in Jesus Christ (Jude 1).
I am kept from falling (Jude 24).
I have a building of God eternal in the heavens (2 Cor. 5:1).
My name is forever written in heaven (Luke 10:20).
I am more than a conqueror, even a super-conqueror (Rom. 8:37).
I have victory through Christ (1 Cor. 15:57).
I have overcome the world (1 John 5:4-5).
I always triumph in Christ (2 Cor. 2:14).
I am indwelt by the victorious Christ who is greater than Satan (1 John 4:4).
Satan cannot touch me (1 John 5:18).
I have a living hope (1 Pet. 1:3).
I have a glorious future (Rom. 8:18; 2 Thess. 2:14).
I have been given eternal encouragement and good hope through grace (2 Thess. 2:16).
I will be preserved unto His heavenly kingdom (2 Tim. 4:18).
I am receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved (Heb. 12:28).
I have a place reserved in heaven for me (John 14:2,3; 1 Pet. 1:4).
I will eat of the tree of life (Rev. 2:7).
I will not be hurt of the second death (Rev. 2:11; 20:6).
I will have a new name (Rev. 2:17; 3:12).
I will have power over the nations (Rev. 2:26; 5:10).
I will not have my name blotted out of the book of life (Rev. 3:5).
I will be a pillar in God's temple (Rev. 3:12).
I will sit with Christ in His throne (Rev. 3:21).
I will be with my God forever (Rev. 21:3-4).

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Wonderful grace of Jesus, Greater than all my sin;How shall my tongue describe it, Where shall its praise begin?Taking away my burden, Setting my spirit free,For the wonderful grace of Jesus reaches me.
Wonderful grace of Jesus, Reaching the most defiled,By its transforming power Making him God's dear child,Purchasing peace and heaven For all eternityAnd the wonderful grace of Jesus reaches me!"
Haldor Lillenas

The Kingdom of heaven is at hand!

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Hell - Reality's ETERNAL Prison















 At the end of the 1000-year reign of Christ, all "Haters of Reality" will be confronted with their most feared phobia. They will come face to face with the FINAL REALITY of time and ETERNITY, and be ushered into the very presence of Almighty God - the Righteous Judge - at the Great White Throne Judgment (Rev. 20:11-15). Here these sin-ridden, rebellious masses of countless multitudes from the beginning of time to the end of the millennial reign of Christ will give a "FINAL AND FULL ACCOUNT" to Almighty God. We do not read in Revelation 20:11-15 that even ONE person will open their month in protest. The delusional and darkened imaginations of fallen man will be obliterated by the ETERNAL LIGHT of REALITY. Upon the DIVINE and RIGHTEOUS judgment from Almighty God, the lost “Haters of Reality” will be cast into Almighty God’s ETERNAL prison called "the Lake of Fire.”

The delusional and darkened imaginations of fallen man will be obliterated by the ETERNAL LIGHT of REALITY.

Here in their unregenerate state they will FOREVER have to give account for each and every sin - from the smallest transgression to the vilest of thoughts, words and acts. Hear what Almighty God’s Word says concerning these wretches and their wretched estate:

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And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found NO PLACE FOR THEM (Rev. 20:11).

"He that is unjust (unrighteous, broken), let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous (cf. Rom. 10:4), let him be righteous still: and he that is holy (set apart by Almighty God), let him be holy still (Rev. 22:11)."
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The souls of unregenerate men and women will FOREVER remain in their misery and terrible condition. They will be left with their memories and reminders of their rejection of Almighty God’s pardon to reap the devastating, ETERNAL consequences (cf. Luke 16:23-25). These enjoyed the lawlessness of the imaginations of their minds for a brief moment here in time but know ETERNITY is before them and they must give an account to their Creator. The tragic end result for these individuals is that they will have to personally and perpetually FOREVER answer to Almighty God for each infraction and every violation of Almighty God’s Natural Laws of time and ETERNAL Spiritual Laws of FOREVER.

At the end of time these Haters of Reality will abide forevermore in the presence of ABSOLUTE REALITY in torment and anguish.

The most tragic thing imaginable for any human being is to be thus left ALONE with their own darkened and delusional thought process. From Lucifer to his fallen angels (demons), from Cain to Nimrod, from Babel’s scattered founders of the nations to the Anti-Christ, from Gog and Magog in the middle of the Great Tribulation to the Great Rebellion at the end of the Millennium - at the end of time these "Haters of Reality" will abide FOREVERMORE  in the presence of ABSOLUTE REALITY which will bring only torment and anguish to their LAWLESS souls.

Almighty God calls out to all today to be saved (i.e., delivered) from the “wrath to come” (John 3:17; 12:47)! God calls us to abandon our delusional philosophies and ideologies and follow after His ETERNAL absolutes of REALITY and TRUTH. The Lord Jesus said, "I am the way, the TRUTH (reality), and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but (except) by me" (John 14:6). "God is a Spirit: and they that worship him MUST worship him in SPIRIT and in TRUTH" (John 4:24). "They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy TRUTH: thy word is TRUTH" (John 17:16-17).

Which will YOU choose?

Because of Almighty God's great love for us, God sent His Son Jesus Christ to earth to ETERNALLY save us (John 3:16-17), and to deliver us from the bondage of our trespasses and fallen nature (Gal. 1:4; Eph. 2:1-7). In reading this very sobering post may you consider very seriously the VERY REAL realities of time and ETERNITY, and understand how desperately you need the Person of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, as your Personal Savior. Which will YOU choose? May it be so for you TODAY to be found a "lover" - and not a "hater" - of reality. Place your trust in Christ TODAY! You will NEVER be the same!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Flooding of Almighty God's Word Before the Day of the Lord

 

It is not Almighty God’s Son's desire that He should come as a thief in the night, but that all would hear His voice today and believe and be ready for the Rapture (John 3:16-17)! Almighty God's Word today is found everywhere in full abundance. Almighty God has made it EXPONENTIALLY plentiful throughout the world before the EXPONENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC Day of the Lord. Almighty God's Word and the Gospel message can be found on TV, the Internet, radio and in every store! My friend, Almighty God has over abundantly flooded the world with His message of saving grace and EVERYONE is without excuse (Acts 17:30-31, Rom 1:18-20)!

Before the arrival of the dreadful Day of the Lord Almighty God has given EXPONENTIALLY abundant warning to ALL to be saved and be delivered, not just from the coming Day of the Lord, but from ETERNAL damnation.

Before the arrival of the dreadful Day of the Lord Almighty God has given EXPONENTIALLY abundant warning to ALL to be saved and be delivered, not just from the coming Day of the Lord, but from ETERNAL damnation (John 3:36, Rev. 20:11-15). Beloved, NOW is the time, NOW is the day of salvation. Will you hear the Holy Spirit and the bride’s voice (Rev. 22:17)? May it be so my dear friend! Place your trust in Jesus Christ, who is your Lamb and propitiation for your transgressions TO ANSWER Almighty God’s RIGHTEOUSNESS (Rom. 10:4, 1 John 2:2).

The Kingdom of God is at hand!!

DJP I.F.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

America's Suicide - Abandonment of Almighty God's Moral Absolutes


















How can America or any society survive when moral relativism and political correctness are embraced and exalted and sound morality is scoffed at and demonized by both political parties? The answer is, “It will not!” Thus, we now see the sad estate of our nation and are witnessing its coming downfall. America as a nation has abandoned Almighty God and our Founding Father's ideals years ago, but with this nation's outright rejection at present of any sound moral principles there is no where left to go but into a perpetual state of lawlessness, anarchy, tyranny and despotism.

With this nation's outright rejection at present of any sound moral principles there is no where left to go but into a perpetual state of lawlessness, anarchy, tyranny and despotism.

Today, many so called "conservatives" and "Christians" are aligning themselves with the fiscal side of conservative, while ignoring, compromising  and rejecting its sound moral position (Matt. 6:24, Luke 16:13, Rev. 3:15-22). These godless dreamers are deceiving themselves and are being deceived by the god of this world and his lawless minions. These are only looking at their personal temporal pleasures and are oblivious to the tyranny and lawless consequences they sowing throughout our land (Eph. 2:1-2, 2 Tim. 3:1-7,13; 4:1-4, Jude 1:10). These are by no means stopping the bleeding of our nation's woes by aligning themselves to the moral relativism of the Left; as a matter of fact they are collaborators in feeding and fanning the fires of decadence. These are more than willingly to join in on the abandonment of Almighty God's ordained moral absolutes to seek an acceptance with a decadent nation and her unbridled passions (2 Tim. 3:1-7). These are placing ALL of their trust in the wrong ideal and are accomplices of the demise of our nation, as prophetically predicted by our Founding Fathers.

This nation - due to her abandonment of moral absolutes and soon Rapture of the body of Christ - will finally implode on herself, thus opening the door to the entrance of the Day of the Lord!

Tragically, it will be this complete abandonment of social morals that will be America's final demise. My dear friends we are all ready there! This nation - due to her abandonment of moral absolutes and soon Rapture of the body of Christ - will finally implode on herself, thus opening the door to the entrance of the Day of the Lord (Rev. 6-19). My dear friends, it is absolutely crucial for all individuals to be sure that they personally know the Savior (John 1:12, 3:16-17, 1 John 5:10-13). This world is headed into the final showdown between lawlessness and RIGHTEOUSNESS. Between Lucifer the fallen angelic creature and the ETERNAL GOD and CREATOR of ALL that is in the heavens and the earth (Rev. 16:13-16). My dear friends, the Kingdom of Heaven is TRULY at hand!

DJP I.F.

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

There’s No Way Out Unless You Walk Heaven’s Trail…

As this world in which we live in today is spiraling frantically out of control, what hope is there at all for its doomed inhabitants? The reality is that this world and its inhabitants are at the end of its course. You know there's nothing like the real world to get one down. There's nothing like the world outside that turns one's world upside down. It makes one feel like they're heading down a one-way, dead-end street.

We are indeed headed down a one way dead end street. Not to rain on any body's parade but... we are at the end of the age with Divine judgment just ahead (Matt 13:26-30, Mark 13:28-30). No subjective delusional optimistic appraisal can make these sobering realities disappear. What are we to do?

Adam and Eve in all their wildest dreams could NEVER  have imagined the horrific consequences that would result that day by opening "Pandora's Box" in the Garden of Eden.

All of the world's accumulated technology and knowledge that we have acquired over the last 6000 years has only made us extremely more violent and oppressive. Time and technology have only served to show and reveal the absolute depravity and hopeless state and condition of man (Gen. 6:5, Isa. 53:6, Jer. 17:9, Romans 1:18-32). Adam and Eve in all their wildest dreams could NEVER  have imagined the horrific consequences that would result that day by opening "Pandora's Box" in the Garden of Eden (Gen 3). Their trespass and violation against Almighty God's natural and ETERNAL absolutes had all the horrific effects of a 100 mega ton bomb (Isa. 24:4-6). So savage and violent had the pre- flood world become after Adam’s transgression that Almighty God wiped it out via the Genesis flood except Noah and his family (Gen 6:1-13). Is the hour and day in which we live in any different then Noah's day? So violent and corrupted have we – the inhabitants of planet earth - become that we as a world are now at the very door  of the Day of the Lord as Almighty God has spoken of (Matt 24, Mark 13:28-30, 2 Tim 3:1-7). What makes anyone think that they can escape the coming wrath of Almighty God? We have exponentially transgressed His natural laws, we have exponentially violated His spiritual ETERNAL absolutes, and we have sown our own godless way and have reaped the horrific consequences. It is this horrific reaping that has led us to this very moment in time (Isa. 24: 4-6, Gal 5:19-21, 6:7-8).

Biblical Objectivity

Try to stand back and objectively look at the span of time here on earth; from the Tower of Babel with its global catalyst of godlessness and passion to live an existence with out Almighty God, to the worldly brilliance and idolatrous society of Egypt. From the autocratic power of the Babylonians, to the strength of the Media Persians Empire. From the conquering speed and philosophy of Greece, to the decadent and oppressive Roman Empire. From the genus and barbarity of the Aztec, Mayans and Incas, to the godless vacuum of the European nations and lust for war. All of these civilizations have been one GODLESS, violent, decadent and oppressive cesspool of death and horror to the world's inhabitants (Rom. 1:18-32). Almighty God describes some of these global empires as ferocious wild beasts to help us better understand them from a heavenly perspective (Dan 7, Rev 13:1-2). My friend what is most astounding is that we haven’t evened peaked as a fallen race until we reached the 20th century. There has NEVER been a more violent, murderous, oppressive, narcissistic and decadent century in the history of mankind. All of our world’s exponential technological advances made in this last century has given the world more power at their finder tips to show forth the fallen godless passions and violence of the human heart (Jer. 17:9). Of course we have had some noble occasions and humanitarian exploits through out this time, but these are but a faded blip and pale exponentially in comparison to mankind’s history of violence, lust and decadence (Rom 3:3-23). The out working and horrific consequences from the billions that have inhabited planet earth since Babel have completely ravished and laid waste the lands and the world's inhabitants. The godless Babelology that first raised its head 4200 years ago (Gen 11:1-9), has thoroughly engulfed and saturated the world. This Babelology has made spiritually stinking drunk its billions of inhabitants (from Babel to present- 4200 years) to the crucial realities of time and eternity (Eph. 2:1-3, Rev 17:1-2, 18:24).

All of our world’s technological advances have exponentially given the world more power at their finger tips to show forth the fallen godless passions of our heart.
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Even America, which was founded during the Philadelphia Church Age (from about 1700 to about 1900 – the church of the “open door” – Rev 3:7-13), was established on the bedrock of natural and moral laws and foremost acknowledged the Person of Almighty God. America was founded at the end of the world’s time line which spans about 4200 years. Just in these brief 235 years of our nation's history we have reached socially and culturally the point of no return. There has been no other nation in the world's history that has sent out the Biblical Gospel light as America has. America has been a beacon of freedom to the worlds oppressed and has been a global dam holding back the world’s anti-Semitism, oppressive tyrannies and the unbridled passions of fallen despots, especially in this last century. Let me ask you this very sobering question, “What do you think will become of the world once America restraining influence has been removed from the scene?” The very sobering answer is... GREAT tribulation and global anti -Semitism (Zech 14:2, Rev 6-16).

It‘s All Been Tried

Through the 6000 years of recorded world history countless forms of ruling classes have established governments dominated by their godless unbridled ideologies (Rev. 17:2). All of these nations have used Babel's blueprint in establishing their own delusional culture and systems. Out of all of these earthly (carnal) sensual ideologies (1 Cor. 2:14, 3:19, James 3:15) have sprung forth a vast spectrum of oppressive and damnable religions (spiritual philosophies), totalitarianism, fascism, socialism, oppressive dictatorships and despots, monarchies, democracies, republic’s etc... ALL, of which have met their end because of decadence or violence. The ones that remain today are on the verge of collapse. What hope is there at all for the future of the world's inhabitants when all of the world's kingdoms are nothing but oppressive and violent destroyers? The sane answer is an obvious NONE, absolutely NONE. Without Almighty God’s outside intervention (John 3:16-17, Gal 1:4) mankind will eventually make its self extinct. Mankind has repeatedly beat its drum to many different tunes patterned after the Babel blueprint and all have been disastrous (Rom. 1:18-32, Rev 17:1-2,5, 18:24).
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There is absolutely NO HOPE or WAY OUT of our temporal earthly confines and our un-regenerated fallen human state and condition (Rom. 5:12-19, 7:24-25, 1 Cor. 15:21-22). There are many voices and trails that lead to ruin, but there is only one trail that will lead us to a place of deliverance and redemption. That heavenly trail leads to Almighty God and His Son Jesus Christ. It is by FAITH alone that we look objectively outside of ourselves and choose to believe Almighty God and His unchangeable Word and promises (Mark 11:22, 2 Cor. 1:20, Titus 1:2, Heb. 11:1, 6). When we do, we will be set free delivered and set free from the oppressive bonds of this world and have access to Heaven's domain (Eph 1:3,Col 3:1-2).

My friend, there is absolutely no way out, no way out of this living hell, no way, no way out unless we walk Heaven’s trail.

Heaven’s Trail Leads To Eternal Life!

Almighty God has provided the solution, remedy and trail for Adam’s fallen race to follow. He promised Adam and Eve at the beginning that “the seed of the women would crush the head of the serpent (Gen 3:15, Rom. 5:12-19, Heb. 2:14-15, Rev 21:1-7)”. This theme of God’s saving grace and redemption is the life giving line that flows through out the entire Bible. God has provided a Savior (John 3:16-17, Acts 4:12, 1 John 4:14, 2 Peter 1:1)! There is a Lamb slain from before the foundation of the world (1 Peter 1:19-20, Rev 13:8)! There is a narrow heavenly trail that leads to ETERNAL LIFE and REDEMPTION with Almighty God (Matt 7:13-14, John 14:6, 1 Cor. 1:30)!

Jesus stated, Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it (Matt.7:13-14).

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me (John 14:6).

I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture (John 10:9).

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? (John 11:25-26)

My friend have your eyes been opened to the horrific realities and conditions of the very hour in which we live in and you find yourself with absolutely NO answers or solutions? There is absolutely NO human remedy. There is absolutely NO human solution for the growing exponential global crisis of our day. No delusional optimistic human appraisal can give you the answers or solutions that you are so desperately looking for or need to give your heart the consolation that it is seeking. My friend with America on the verge of social collapse and anarchy before us, what is one to do?

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you (Matt 6:33).

My friend, the world needs to wake up and smell the coffee and let 6000 years of human history testify to it of our desperate need for our Creator and Savior (Heb 1:2-3). Time will not go on forever. A Day of reckoning has been foretold by Almighty God in which all will give and account (Rev 20:11-15). Eternity is where each one of us will abide forever. Our future destiny is not to be found in this temporal fallen world.

Do you know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior? It is ONLY through Him alone that we can be delivered from this present evil world (John 3:16-17, 1 Cor. 7:31, Gal 1:4, 1 John 2:17)! Jesus Christ is God's Heavenly trail that will deliver us from this living hell here on planet earth and the Lake of Fire which is to come (Rev. 20:11-15).

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.


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