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10 Things God will not ask you at the Judgment

1). Did you do your best?

2). Did you try being a good person?

3). Did you obey my Commands?

4). Did you love?

5). Did you Trust my Son Jesus?

6). Did you go to Church?

7). Did you read your Bible?

8). Did you get Baptized?

9). Did you pray?

10). Did you do a kind deed everyday?

If you notice each of these questions started with; “did you” ……which indicates works as part of Salvation. Make no mistake about the Truth, God knows those who are His and everyone who Names the Name of Christ Depart from Iniquity! So many teach people need to do this or do that to be accepted by God. On the other hand, God says, Done, Done, Done when it comes to Salvation! You see God is Holy and will never “tolerate” sin. So because He doesn’t want anyone to Perish He satisfied His own Righteousness by Crucifying Jesus Christ His Only Begotten Son! Salvation is DONE! Jesus Paid for your salvation by taking your sins upon His Body and was nailed to a Tree. When You Turn and Trust He died and was Raised from the Dead, Bang, your saved! Jesus will then speak for you at the Judgment. In fact He already has judged you and declared you Forgiven! Walk in the Freedom of Righteousness! God’s Grace empowers us to Live a Holy life!!1462886_10201747966612920_1267519743_n

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Good day everyone in the land of America. I want to write a short blog on one single verse from the Bible. I would say to everyone reading this to examine their faith and walk with Christ. If you find yourself being convicted by the Holy Spirit then you need only repent. Jude 1:4 “For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Clearly today in America “Christianity” has taken on a new philosophy, which is not new, that says everything is covered in Grace and we can just be ourselves. The Scripture I just posted says that there will be “ungodly men” that will turn the Grace of God into “lasciviousness” and they would even deny the Only Lord Jesus Christ in the process. WARNING! What you are about to read may indeed be shocking to you. I pray it is Shocking! Because anyone proclaiming Christ with their mouths and then talk like the devil needs to be Warned that God does not turn a blind eye to His Name being blasphemed by our lives or our mouths.

Let us define the word lasciviousness; 1. lacking legal or moral restraints; especially: disregarding sexual restraints 2. marked by disregard for strict rules of correctness.

So, lasciviousness is the opposite of Righteousness. It is a disregard for morals. It is FILTHINESS or uncleanness of thinking, talking and living. By the way Jesus said whatever a man thinks, that he becomes! So why would a “Christian” want to be unclean? Filthy mouthed? Immoral? Let me be Bold here, they CAN’T! If you have the Spirit of Christ in you there is no way you can “turn God’s Grace into lasciviousness” without some Holy Chastisement from the Lord! Paul put it this way; Romans 6:1 ¶ What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Answers to these questions is a resounding God FORBID! Now listen to this Warning Paul gave the Galatian Church and us; 5:19 “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.” Did you read the WARNING? “ that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”

Your manner of speech matters! Your lifestyle matters! Jesus Christ DID NOT die on the Cross so you and I could have a License to sin! By the way, Jesus Christ IS Grace! When we our IN HIM through Faith and we “continue” to sin He is right there with us!

I do want to tell you something. I am not saying you will go to Hell if you commit sin. What I am going to tell you is when you do sin it should bother you! If it does not bother you to sin then I will question your relationship with Christ! Judgmental? YES. DO I mind being Judged in the same way I just spoke? NOPE! Let us Live as Free men and woman! Not to sin but to live in Righteousness! Let us never fall for anyone turning the Grace of God into a license to sin, which is lasciviousness, nor be guilty of sinning against God with the Grace card! Think Righteous and do Righteously. Think uncleanly and do uncleanness! You are what you think! You are what you believe! You are of Christ then you are Righteous!46520_4034938064657_1205287887_n

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The church today is halted between two opinions. They do not know whether they want to serve the God who Crucified His Only Begotten Son to save them from their sins, or whether they want to pursue the idolatry and vain manner of living that is typical of American society today. What the Spirit wants to impress upon you this hour is that what passes for Christianity in the churches today is unacceptable to Him. No one can be in love with Grace and in love with sin at the same time. Paul addressed this in Romans.
Read closely. Romans 5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 6:1 ¶ What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

So, is Paul by-polar in his Theology? First he said in chapter 5 verse 20 that when sin abounds grace will even more abound. I mean that is a sinners paradise! I can sin all I want and God’s Grace will cover the expense! Sadly many in our “Churches” live as if sin is OK because Christ already was Crucified to make payment. That statement ought to bring chills up our spine! Yikes. But how many times have I been told, “preacher, it’s OK, God will forgive me.” Countless. Way to many for my comfort and theirs as well I assure you. Christian, if I may be so bold, if you think Jesus Christ died on that Cross so you can “ continue in sin” you are in for a big surprise! Not a good prize either!

No, Paul is not by-polar in his Theology. He corrects the grace abounding when sin abounds statement in chapter 6. “How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?” We can’t! Period! End of discussion! No one who died with Christ can “continue in sin.” So many have a problem with this. In fact I have preached this many times and have gotten some dirty looks. All I can say is this; If you do not like the truth about Grace and sin then take it up with God. It is Unacceptable to God for anyone to claim Jesus Christ and at the same time claim sin as their prized possession! Does this mean we won’t “struggle” with sin while still in the flesh? If you are still in the flesh you have not died yet and been Born again! The flesh always wants to sin. But Grace is Greater than all our sins! Grace gives us the power over sin! In fact Jesus Christ is Grace and He Atoned for all sin when He suffered on that Cross! So, are you focused on your flesh or on Grace? Don’t be halted between two opinions.

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As I sit here today and ponder the Greatness of God’s Mercy, I am acutely aware of my inabilities.  It is truly a humbling thing to see yourself through the eyes of Scripture and see your shortcomings!  I am reminded of the following Holy text; Psalm 103:8 “The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. 9 He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; 10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.” and Lamentations 3:19 “I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall.
20 I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. 21 Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: 22 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassion never fail.  23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”  To think of the Mercies of God and that He never treats us as our rebellion deserves is absolutely a humbling thought.  The Lord Jesus is and was always seeking the downcast, sick, blind, oppressed and those in bondage.  As Isaiah puts it “The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn…”  Today is the day of Mercy and salvation!  I know that no matter what happens today in life I can trust in the Mercies of God.  To think otherwise would be raping my own soul.  In case there are some reading this post and do not know or have never experienced God’s Mercy and Grace, please allow me to define these two Attributes of the Almighty.  God’s Grace can be defined as God giving you what you do not deserve.  Grace is kindness, goodness and love all rapped up as a gift.  Ephesians 2:8 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith– and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God– 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.” God’s Mercy can be defined as God does not give us what we deserve. Psalm 103:10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; 12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. 13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;
14 for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.”  Mercy is an act of God as well and can only be bestowed on those who fear Him! Never can either one of these Attributes come upon a person who is proud and who think God owes it to them!  Jesus told us a Parable concerning His Fathers Mercy and Grace; “Luke 18:9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men– robbers, evildoers, adulterers– or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’ 13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’ 14 “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God.  For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” That is as simple as it gets.  Salvation is God’s Mercy and Grace!  Salvation can be received only by turning to Jesus in Faith!  Thank you God for your Great Mercy on me a mere sinful man and thank you for the Gift of Grace through your Son Jesus Christ. AMEN!

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