Jesus Christ is eternally God the Son; He became a flesh and blood man. Everything He did in the flesh, He did as God in the flesh. All of His miracles and healings and teachings were performed as God and as a human being. It is an antichrist teaching to believe that Jesus Christ did not perform His miracles, healings, and teachings as both God and man. You must confess that Jesus Christ lived His life on this earth as both God and man – He came in the flesh (John 1:1, 14). May you have a wonderful day filled with His goodness and power because you believe and obey the teachings of the true Holy Spirit contained in His written Word. God bless.
Mary Magdalene met Jesus Christ somewhere in Galilee, Israel.
She was possessed with seven demons! SEVEN, evil demons…
Demons are not nice. They are evil, shrewd, deceptive, wicked, and vile. Everything that God’s Holiness declares will bring destruction into the lives of human beings, demons want humans to do.
In the Bible, these dark spirits possess people and cause them to torture themselves. The demonic of Gadara – “Legion” – did not wear clothes, he cut himself with stones, he lived in tombs, he went sleepless, he never took care of himself, and no man could help him. He was miserably tormented and hopeless!
Another unfortunate soul threw himself in the fire to be burned alive and into the water to drown because of the demons who were afflicting him! Demons want humans to die, to be tortured, and to live miserable, irredeemable lives. These crafty, soldiers of Satan are out to kill, steal, destroy and to keep their slaves away from Jesus. No power of man can resist them. No human soul can overpower them – the seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish high priest, found this out the hard way – Acts 19.
Mary’s life was dark – filled with habitual and sinful darkness. She was in bondage to the power of Satan – held captive by him to do his will; demons controlled her thoughts, her speech, and her behavior. She did unspeakable things. She suffered. Ill treated and abandoned, all hope for her was lost.
However, not one of these vile, spiritual betrayers had the power to keep her from meeting Jesus of Nazareth nor could they stop her from experiencing His life transforming power and love!
Paul declared about our wonderful, loving God: “Who has delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of His dear Son…” Colossians 1:13.
Jesus came to “seek and to save that which was lost” – Luke 19:10. Mary Magdalene was the lost of the lost, but God’s grace is invincible and boundless: “…where sin abounded grace did much more abound” – Romans 5:20.
Demons are no challenge for Jesus Christ; He casts out demons right and left with just one of His mighty words:
When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick – Matthew 8:16
When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!” – Mark 9:25
“Then He healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and He did not allow the demons to speak, because they knew Him” – Mark 1:34
“And He was preaching in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and casting out demons” – Mark 1:39
Mary was loved, comforted, and freed by Christ. She met Jesus, and He loved her unconditionally because He is full of grace and truth.
He freed her. He saved her. She served and followed Him.
She was the first to His tomb, she was the first to see Him resurrected, and she was the first to declare His resurrection to His scared disciples!
Mary the demonic became Mary the saint!
Mary, the lost girl, was found.
Unbelieving Mary, became a godly woman of faith.
The Gospel of the grace of God is the power of God unto salvation: Jesus Christ (God in the flesh) died on the cross for our sins, He was physically buried in the garden tomb, He rose again from the dead on the Feast of Firstfruits three days after His death, and He was seen by over five-hundred eyewitnesses!
God’s love for Mary was boundless; the sheer joy of setting her free enthralled our Master!
I pray that we never forget that there is no one who cannot be changed and continually changed by the love and grace of Jesus Christ.
Mary met Jesus.
Please repent of your sins, and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.
If you do not do this, then you will die in your sins and go to hell. I don’t want you to go to hell; I want you to go to heaven.
You must believe that Jesus Christ is “I Am” – the One True God – Exodus 3:14 & John 8:24, 58 in order to be saved from the eternal consequences of your sins.
Repenting of your sin is not hard to do when you humble yourself and admit that you are a sinner and you have broken God’s commandments – Exodus 20.
Repenting of your sins means to turn from them to Christ and ask Him to save you from your sins.
Jesus Christ is going to return and rapture His people from off of this earth to meet Him in the clouds.
Then, the predicted Tribulation will occur. You do not want to be here during the Tribulation period when God begins and finishes His just judgment upon this earth for mankind’s rejection of Him and His Son, Jesus.
During the Tribulation, the antichrist will come to power and enforce a covenant of peace upon Israel for 7 years – the 7 last years of human history as we know it.
During this Tribulation time, many Jews in Israel will believe in their Messiah who is Jesus of Nazareth. However, the world will be deceived by the antichrist believing him to be the true Messiah. He will rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem, and after 3-1/2 years of the Tribulation period, will actually declare himself to be god and demand the Jews and the Gentiles to worship him as god inside the Jewish Temple – 2 Thessalonians 2; Revelation 13.
After the 7 years of Tribulation are over, Jesus will return and destroy the antichrist, his armies, and his kingdom – Revelation 19. There will be a 1,000 year reign of Jesus Christ on this earth where He alone will rule all nations with a rod of iron from Jerusalem – Isaiah 2. All who repent and believe His Gospel of grace will rule with Christ during this time. All who refuse to repent and believe the Gospel of God will be punished during the Tribulation and after the Tribulation in the eternal flames of the Lake of Fire – Revelation 19-20.
Repent and believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ; flee from the wrath of God that is upon you even now by repenting of your sin and by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
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The Glorious Gospel will prevail.
Don’t worry. Jesus Christ rules, and His Gospel will triumph over this world.
I believe the Word of God: Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” Revelation 11:15(NKJV)
Every nation, kingdom, government, family, tribe, and individual will be given over to the power and control of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He will rule over all.
“He shall reign forever and ever!” I rejoice in my Lord Jesus Christ.
“Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end…” Isaiah 9:7 (NKJV)
He will not be voted out of office.
He will not be scrutinized by the media.
He will not be ambushed, accused, impeached, or imposed.
“Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end…” I praise God for His truth, power, and love!
Jesus warned the Sanhedrin who asked if He was the Messiah of Israel, “I am. And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.” Mark 14:62(NKJV)
When the Lord Jesus Christ visibly returns to this earth, He will come sitting at the “right hand of power” – the very power of God, Himself, because He is God. He will come with the “clouds of heaven” – the glory clouds of God, Himself. All the world will stand in awe of the conquering King of Heaven – the King of the Jews – Jesus of Nazareth.
He alone is the King of kings and the LORD of lords; He is the “Great King above all gods” – Psalm 95:3.
My heart overflows with faith-filled optimism in the truth, reality, and power of the Word of God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Join me in fellowship with the Master! Praise His name with me. Yes!
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Paul was faithful to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He wasn’t afraid to let the Jews know that their rejection of the Gospel was rebellion against the God of Israel. Justus and Crispus come to know the Lord Jesus Christ through the truth of the Gospel – the power of God to salvation to all who believe: to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
These verses are filled with hope for all who believe the Gospel. Our Lord Jesus is the gracious God who loves us, gave His life for us, and rose again from the dead. He has shared His victory over sin and death with us! May we understand our victory over sin and death through the wonderful truth of the Messiah of Israel – our risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
God bless you, dear reader.
“Oh that men would praise the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness” Psalm 107:8-9.
For so many in our country, life is dissatisfying and empty. The masses go from one thing to another hoping to find satisfaction, peace, and true happiness.
We all know people who fill themselves with drugs – smoking and drinking whatever they can find – in order to harness enduring satisfaction within.
We all know people who are preoccupied with fitness, charities, ministries, businesses, academics, politics, etc. because it helps to ease the emptiness created by the knowledge that life is abominably empty, temporary, and difficult.
The Scriptures teach that “to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.”
Many people are lost in the sea of dissatisfaction: with their jobs, their marriages, their relationships, their music, their wealth, etc. because only Christ can fill the hungry soul with goodness – His goodness.
The blessing of satisfaction and fulfillment are spiritual, but many people try fill their lives up with physical, temporal things that only the spiritual benefits of faith in Christ can produce in the human heart.
No one outside of a covenant relationship with God by faith in the Gospel of Christ will experience enduring, eternal satisfaction and fulfillment in their souls.
Only the Lord Jesus can satisfy the longing soul. Only the Lord Jesus can fill the hungry soul with His goodness.
Are you longing for something more in life? Are you hungry for something more in your life? The Lord Jesus Christ is the answer! He will fill your hungry soul. He will satisfy your longing soul with His goodness. Christ died on the cross for your sins, and He rose again from the dead on the third day. Whoever repents (turns from) their sins and trusts Christ as their God and Savior, will be saved from eternal damnation in hell.
Christ is the only One that can fill and satisfy the hungry soul with His goodness.
It is my prayer that the Holy Spirit will open your heart to the truth of Christ Jesus – the Lord God of heaven and earth – and that you put your faith and trust in Him.
God bless you, dear friend.
“And I will utter my judgments against them touching all their wickedness, who have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands.” – Jeremiah 1:16
Jeremiah was a priest, but the LORD God, Jesus Christ, called him to be a prophet “over nations and over kingdoms” – Jeremiah 1:10.
There were three reasons why God through Jeremiah would judge the nation of Israel in the 7th century B.C.:
- They had forsaken the LORD. “If ye forsake the LORD, and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that he hath done you good” – Joshua 24:20.
- They burned incense to other gods. Ignoring the clear teaching of the written Word of God, they chose to be politically correct. They were swayed to believe that all religions seek God in their own way and by a different name, yet God had already told them this was not true:
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. Exodus 20:3-6
3. They worshipped the works of their own hands. Man’s wisdom, education, and philosophies became the criteria for worship not the written revelation of God’s Word: “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ” – Colossians 2:8.
My deep concern is for you, dear reader; are you doing the same thing the children of Israel did in the ancient days? Are you forsaking Jesus Christ who, Himself, declared, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the father but by Me” – John 14:6.
Please listen to God’s Word. There is no hope of salvation outside of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. You must remain faithful to Christ alone no matter what the cost. If you know Him, He has promised to be faithful to you: “He is faithful that promised” – Hebrews 10:23.
Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins and rose again from the dead the third day according to the Scriptures – 1 Corinthians 15. He ascended into heaven and sat at the right hand of the Father where He PRESENTLY sustains the universe – including His followers on this earth. He will return to this earth and establish His kingdom on this earth – He will rule over all – Isaiah 9:6-7.
You need Jesus Christ. You don’t need anyone or anything else. All you need is Jesus for He is our “wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption” – 1 Corinthians 1:30.
Jesus Christ is the only hope for you in this entire universe – follow Him.
Turn from you sins – repent – and follow the risen Christ!
Love – Ryan
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“In whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins…” – Colossians 1:14
Dear friend, are you burdened with the weight of a guilty heart?
Like a galley lost at sea and slapped by the invincible waves that surround it, you feel the sting of sorrow and regret as the waves of past foolishness and stupidity flood your mind. You wish that you could run from your past and rid yourself of all the wrong things that you have done, but you cannot. The stain of your mistakes has imprinted your psyche like a hidden tattoo. If there were something you could do to remove the guilt that drowns your heart, you would do it.
The riptide of your past has channeled you in on every side, and your vain attempts at swimming out or being rescued have left you hopeless.
The blackness of sorrow has left your heart without hope, but there is a Light that shines in a dark place, dear reader.
There is a Hope that cannot be defeated.
There is Way that cannot be eroded.
Yes, the dark clouds of guilt and shame can be transformed into the brilliant days of Spring!
There is redemption! There is forgiveness through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ!
Jesus Christ stands as the SAVIOR upon the billows of rage and sorrow that have engulfed your blackened heart. The waves of guilt that mount up to heaven and crash down upon your tiny soul are no match for the Savior of the world. By His invincible might, He can pull you out of the whirlpool of despair that is plunging your soul into the abyss of hopelessness.
Jesus Christ is the LIGHT OF THE WORLD:
“Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” – John 8:12
Jesus Christ is the SAVIOR OF ALL MEN:
“For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those that believe” – 1 Timothy 4:10
Jesus Christ WILL SAVE YOU:
“For the Son of Man is come to seek and to save that which was lost” – Luke 19:10
He will save you from the guilt and eternal consequences of your foolish, regrettable behavior known as sin.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord” – Romans 6:23
The guilt you feel in your soul is the result of the sins that you have committed against Christ Jesus. If you are not forgiven, then you are at this present time sentenced to eternal damnation in hellfire:
“43And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
45 And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
46 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
47 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:
48 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.”
1 Corinthians 15:3-4
“3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”
“Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.”
9 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.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
The LORD is gracious:
“The LORD is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger, and full of mercy.
The LORD is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works.”
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
You can be saved.
You can have eternal life.
You can have a relationship with God.
You can have your sins forgiven.
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The recent speech from the Prime Minister of Israel reveals the great concern Israel has regarding some of the world’s most powerful leaders’ unwillingness to stop Iran.
I share his concerns for Israel and the world and pray that the Lord will raise up leaders of truth.
I too, am amazed at the polices and practices of some of the world’s most powerful politicians, and I pray for them.
World leaders are hard to understand.
Is there a solution?
Yes, Jesus of Nazareth the Ultimate, Dominate World Leader to whom all world leaders will bow and confess that He is LORD of ALL.
Do you know Him?
He is the Savior of the world: “Little Children, these things write I unto that ye sin not, but if any man sin we have an advocate with the Father – Jesus Christ the Righteous. And, He is the propitiation for our sins and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world” – 1 John 2:1-2.
The foundational problem in the world today is not our political leaders or a nuclear Iran.
The core issue is the sin of the world.
Sin is on display as we watch the world’s most powerful leaders try to broker a deal with Iran. Likewise, sin is in full force wherever humans exist for: “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” – Romans 3:23.
Yes, dear soul, we have all sinned against God. We are sinners by birth; we cannot help but sin and continue to sin we shall if we will not partake in the antidote – the holy medicine which is Christ Jesus, Himself.
Your life, today, is a life of death. You breathe but you cannot perceive what is life.
You are like an dying man laying on his bed, comatose, breathing, opening his eyes in lethargic happenstance but still unable to realize or perceive the shadow of death around him until his last breath opens the doorway to the reality of judgment and hell.
You are like the deceived teen plunged into the techno abyss of irresponsibility and ease ever watching and entertained but never seeing – seeing the purpose for your existence.
Be assured of this, dear reader. You are but a breath away from eternal fire and damnation. O’ how I pray that you will cast off your blind’s man cloak and come to the Son of David, the true and living God. Let nothing hinder you or get in your way of coming to Jesus. Put your hand to the plow and never look back. He can give you sight!
He is EVERYTHING that you are missing and everything you need in this life and in the one to come.
Sin dominates the world and, subsequently, our souls; but, there is one who is Himself the Great Physician who not only heals but transforms the souls of men and sets us free from our slavery to sin and its eternal consequences.
Let Jesus Christ transform your life, your soul, and your eternal future.
Pray for world leaders to repent and follow Jesus Christ. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, for they shall prosper that love her.
God bless you.
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“There is way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” – Proverbs 16:25
An inexperienced hiker found himself lost in the woods; he had assured his friends that he knew the way. If it were not for the expert amongst them, their party would have not found their way again.
There is a way that “seems” right to a man.
To put all of one’s confidence in a way that “seems” right is as unwise as the hiker, who because of pride and fatigue, sought an easier “unknown” path to travel instead of the path that he knew would have assuredly directed him to his destination.
Too often, dear reader, we choose the path that “seems” right. After all, we reason, we are able to determine what is right for ourselves? This is precisely the reason this Proverb is written.
To all those who think that their way is right, the Word of God is warning you.
Your way is wrong because it leads to death.
Your way is false because it leads to destruction.
Your way is a lie because it ends at the beginning of eternal damnation and hell fire.
Your soul is at stake. You are choosing a way (your way) that “seems right” to you, but it is killing you. You have chosen a path that leads to death.
Jesus Christ declared very clearly to all who were willing to listen: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the father but by me” (John 14:6) – these are all powerful words.
These are the Words that sever the joints from the marrow, friends from family, and even fathers from sons.
Here we read of EXCLUSION – unequivocal, unashamed exclusion.
Jesus of Nazareth, the King of Jews, did not come to rally people to new ideas or philosophies of life.
He did not come to reorganize or to reshuffle the vain ways of man.
He came to save you. Do you understand? He came to save you.
Dear soul, there is a way that seems right to a man, but if that way is not Jesus Christ, then that way is death.
There is only ONE ROAD to heaven. There is only ONE WAY to God.
JESUS CHRIST – THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE.