Encouragement Words for Your Soul, - sharing Bible verses

I hope this would be a helpful tool for many readers, to guide them and help them find salvation through Jesus Christ. Ephesians 2:8-9 King James Version (KJV) 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

The message of Salvation


The message of the cross for salvation is simple.

 After reading a passage in the "Call to glory" devotional brochure, there was a reference in that  to answer one of my many questions I have.

"We cannot attain eternal life in Heaven based on our good works, or church family affiliation, because our sin already condemn us." - Call to glory

"You can be at Church but not in Church, you can be religious but lost, for salvation is only found in one name under heaven, and that's the name of Jesus Christ." 

How do you bring it up to someone that there is only one way to live life on earth.

By sharing the message of  SALVATION! 
The following outline is presenting the few steps you need to do, it's time for you to act.

God will never violate your will!

Romans 8:9-b  "if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his."
The word it's simple, we - or the devil's voice in our head, it's trying to complicate things, making it look complex and sophisticated.

Romans 8:8-10 King James Version (KJV)


So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.


Salvation comes 

By hearing...

Romans 10:17  (KJV)


17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Make sure you receive salvation through Christ Jesus. 

Confess and believe

Romans 10:9-10 (KJV)



That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Be Born Again

John 3:3 (KJV)

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.


The best part of all this is that everything what was necessary for us to be saved, was already done first!

It is all written down for us, in the book of John 

John 3:16-17

King James Version (KJV)
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

and in The Book of Romans the word says

Romans 5:8

King James Version (KJV)
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

1 John 4:9-10King James Version (KJV)

In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

What's left for you to do? Everything was accomplished at the cross, you receive Christ as your Savior, put your life and body in His hands and allow Him to live through you.

You don't have to do anything for Christ - He did everything for you.

Read the Bible, find a Bible believing Church (teaching should be of King James Bible), attend that local Church and be blessed. You are in your way to spend an everlasting live in heaven and God goes along the way with you in every day and every hours of your life.

2 Peter 3:9

King James Version (KJV)
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

It's your call!

Many blessing and be saved!


Friday, May 16, 2014

Why are we dissatisfied as Christians

I've started writing this blog on the subject a few days ago, never finished; today I was reading the devotional in "Call to Glory" brochure and realize that I am reading a message on the same matter. (see pictures bellow)

I was recently reading a post, the person writing mention how most preachers are trying to be accommodating everyone rather then pointing out what's sin and counsel them into repentance.

It's very hard to know the motivation of some churches or I should say their leaders today that surround themselves with everyone, it's that for the numbers, for some financial benefits, or what drive those in charge to act that way!


As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.


And it's our call individually what Church to follow and take action as necessary.
I hope that the Holly Spirit will guide you and provide you guidance as what decisions to make in trouble times.
Find a local King James Bible believing Church to attend!

If you ever have a question, the best answer is in the Bible, the WORD of GOD; I'll take the time here to say, not all Bible versions, those besides King James Version are commentary books. As in many other things in life, people felt the need to edit the Bible, translate again the Bible, to copyright their Bible editions for a profit, but the truth is, the only Bible that doesn't need a copyright is King James -
(the only book that's doesn't have a copy right - the AUTHOR didn't have to apply for it - it was given by inspiration as Paul says). 


If we are surprise of what Churches became today, think about this, the root is as in everything else in society,  by walking away from God, taking God away from schools, or at least the word God, etc... in this case in Churches walking away from the King James Bible - we gave up the only source that will bring a SPIRITUAL REVIVAL.
The translation of God word was in 7 languages last being in English. All this was for a reason.

Psalm 12:6-7 King James Version (KJV)


The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

The word in Revelation is clear, and we should take it literally (as we should, the whole Bible) 

**Revelation 22:18-19 King James Version (KJV)

18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. 

**If we would have Churches go back to the Bible - the only word of GOD, we will for sure see a spiritual revival and pastors will have guidance from above! 

Enjoy reading!







Oh, What a wonderful promise this is, Hallelujah!!! in the book of 2 Chronicles 7:14(KJV) we read:


14 "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."

AMEN!


 Have a blessed day everyone! 


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

"Handling Difficulties"

The story presented here in this text is exposing two versions of how we live or perceive our lives and decide to do things 
I KINGS 17:8-24

Where you are send, you were put; that's where you have to shine!


What we need to learn about the Lord Jesus, is - He never panics!


The Lord Jesus has friends everywhere! Making reference to this text and Elijah's journey.

Read: I KINGS 17:8-24

Learn from the widow and Elijah's interaction.


 A. -  The widow's way


1. FORGET the past provision, 

2. QUESTION the present possibilities, 
3. give up on the FUTURE

Note: 

When trial comes we immediately think os some sin and translate the burden of the trial into sin committed.

If you're saved, the guilt is under the blood with the sin, so what is the burden you feel with the trial? 


The weight we carry around is not an oppression for guilt unto death.


The weight is a burden for action unto life!


B. Elijah's way


1. Elijah showed Steady faith in God - see verse 19


2. HE GOT ALONE WITH GOD - verse 20  "And he cried unto the Lord, and said, O Lord my God,..." - he cried out to his LORD, not the woman's lord or anybody else's lord - his LORD!

When in trial it's good to have friends, family members that love you, a pastor that will pray with you and Church members to help along the way but, in the final analysis getting along with God - that's what Elijah did!


1 Thessalonians 5:18

King James Version (KJV)
18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.


3. Constant investment in others 

I Kings 17:20-21


"20 And he cried unto the Lord, and said, O Lord my God, hast thou also brought evil upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by slaying her son?
21 And he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried unto the Lord, and said, O Lord my God, I pray thee, let this child's soul come into him again." 

He was moving from one post to the next, God was leading and guiding;
his thoughts were not on himself but others.







Monday, May 12, 2014

Live by the word of God


We trust Christ and ONLY Him, to lead us and guide us, as only He can do!

As I am maturing in Christ, get the understanding of salvation and how God guides me through His word every day, I'm amazed! I live a victorious life by letting Him work through me.

It's a miracle when you reach the realization that is LIFE in any word coming from the Scripture! 

"Where you are is where you're put; that's where you have to shine!"

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 King James Version (KJV)

16. Rejoice evermore.
17. Pray without ceasing.
18. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Departing from old friends


There has been some routine in your life, certain friends you had for a while, gone fishing together,  you spend most of your time with them.
You keep attending Church and the more you learn the more you like to share. Your friends even ask you about God and life matters, but never move forward.

Then suddenly you realize that they are not on the same page with you, they don't express any interest in your life. 
Their life style is dragging them down and you don't feel comfortable around them anymore, there is no common subjects to discuss. 
As you witness to them, there is no understanding of what you are saying... because it is written, only after one is born again will have the Holly Spirit make them understand what they are reading in the Scriptures.

1 Corinthians 1:18-19  

King James Version (KJV)


18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.


The Bible is clear in what we have to do.


2 Thessalonians 3

King James Version (KJV)


14 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.
15 Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

Read in context

All it is left for us to do is pray to the Lord for them to reconcile with God. 

Friday, May 9, 2014

The transformation to come

Receiving Christ in your heart as your Saviour is the most exciting moment everyone can experience in their life.

I remember how wonderful times I had as I received Jesus, and continue to have a blessed life; I love the fact that I get the right food for my soul, and this is possible only if you attend a Bible believing Church. 
Otherwise what a waste of your energy, time and it all come down to the state of your eternity; don't be deceived.

The transformation to come - once you open your heart to Jesus you will understand everything you read in the Bible, will make sense of the message of salvation. Romans 12:2

Tn the text of as quoted, the realization sits in and  YES, you are free in Christ. YES, you are special, a saved child of God; and He will guide you for the rest on your life on earth.

Romans 8:1-2 King James Version (KJV)


There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

God has only blessing for you!

Reading the entire Psalm you realize that the text picture two different worlds; 
What a difference makes your source of living!
What a promise that you are always blessed, and 

It's the "Created gods" which represent religions, cults, man made religion and there is no communication  
in that so called relationship.
The secondary illustration is of GOD, the ONE and ONLY ONE you can talk to, have a relationship with, communicate back and forth. He is ALIVE, He lives for eternity. He is the one to come to your rescue, to resolve your problem, as a matter of fact He planned your life here on earth. He knows you and loves you and will guide you in life trough His word. Psalm 115: 13 "He will bless them that fear the Lord, both small and great."

There is nothing more amazing on earth then to know that you have a living God on your side! 

We should all make this our mission, so much was done for us...

Verse 18. But we will bless the Lord from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the Lord.

Read or listen: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalms+115&version=KJV


Psalm 115

King James Version (KJV)
115 Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake.
Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God?
But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.
Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:
They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not:
They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.
They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.
O Israel, trust thou in the Lord: he is their help and their shield.
10 O house of Aaron, trust in the Lord: he is their help and their shield.
11 Ye that fear the Lord, trust in the Lord: he is their help and their shield.
12 The Lord hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron.
13 He will bless them that fear the Lord, both small and great.
14 The Lord shall increase you more and more, you and your children.
15 Ye are blessed of the Lord which made heaven and earth.
16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord's: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.
17 The dead praise not the Lord, neither any that go down into silence.
18 But we will bless the Lord from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the Lord.

Friday, May 2, 2014

How do you know when God speaks to you?

As I was doing my daily chores, I was praying about a certain thing. God alone had the answer for me. Nothing came to my mind but quiet and peace! 

Just a little later when I read the Bible this verse was highlighted as the verse of the day! Here was my answer or I should rather say the assurance that God answers to my prayers.

Verse of the Day
   
And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. 

Don't ever ignore that little thought that comes to mind - know is from God. 

I learn that are 2 very important steps in life

1. Stay put and listen
2. Go, act on that though 

Then live a joyful life because at this point you going in the right direction - guided by God and GOD alone!

Just repeat this cycle in life and you will feel blessed everywhere you go!

So, to answer the title of this blog, - know that God speaks to you through His word, other people you have fellowship with, the Church sermon and even through His friends - God has friends everywhere! (even if you don't know some people or they are not Christians)