CHRISTIANITY FOR THE LAST DAYS

Friday, July 20, 2018

5 GOOD REASONS TO PREPARE RIGHT NOW FOR THE JUDGMENT

Imagine being summoned to appear in court to answer for charges brought against you and you have given no thought to what you're going to say. You knew this day was coming but you didn't think it would be necessary to make any great preparation. The person who fails to prepare, prepares to fail. Nothing could be of greater consequence than these words when applied to the Judgment. Regardless of what anyone's belief or opinion or education or culture teaches about God, no human being can afford to neglect preparation for something our heavenly Father, the Creator of the universe, has warned us to prepare for. There are many good reasons to prepare for the Judgment. Here are five.

1.    PARTICIPATION IN THE JUDGMENT IS NOT OPTIONAL
ATTENDANCE REQUIRED - For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. (1 Corinthians 5:10)
DESIRES, MOTIVES AND PURPOSES CONSIDERED - For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. (Ecclesiastes 12:14)
RECORD BOOKS EXAMINED - A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened. (Daniel 7:10) And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. (Revelation 20:12)
BELIEVERS AND THOSE CLAIMING TO BELIEVE ARE EXAMINED FIRST - For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God ? (1 Peter 4:17)

2.    YOU HAVE A 100% CHANCE OF PARDON AND JUSTIFICATION DURING THE INVESTIGATION
            Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. (Isaiah 55:7) He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. (Proverbs 28:13) My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: (1 John 2:1) In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: (Colossians 1:14) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9) Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: (Romans 5:1)

3.    YOU ONLY HAVE ONE CHANCE TO GET IT RIGHT
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment (Hebrews 9:27) 

4.    THE VERDICT IS FINAL AND PERMANENT
            And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:12,15)

5.    IF YOU’RE READING THIS RIGHT NOW THERE IS STILL TIME TO PREPARE
            Fear God and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship   him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. (Revelation 14:7)
            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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:16,17)
            Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
            There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. (Romans 8:1)
            Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; (Acts 3:19)

While there is still time; surrender your thoughts and feelings to Jesus Christ the one who loves you and died in order for you and I to be able to obtain victory over all sin and selfishness in our lives...He loves you and He wants you...Not just to be forgiven...Not to play church, but to truly become Christ-like before you die so that you can be prepared to enjoy eternity with Him. A Christlike person is the only kind of person that could enjoy heaven and the only kind of person that could be trusted in heaven.

Pray like this - Father in heaven, I am a sinner and I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the penalty for my sins. I accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior right now and I ask you to give me a new heart. New motives, new desires and new purposes that will be in harmony with your law of 10 commandments. I thank you and praise you for the forgiveness of my sins and for causing me to be born again right now, 


In Jesus, name, amen



© 2018 Tyrone Keels
www.issues-of-life.com

Friday, June 15, 2018

THREE KEY TURNING POINTS AND THE EPIC FALL OF SATAN

MIND BLOWING FACTS ABOUT THE DEVASTATING FALL OF SATAN

The fall of Satan from his heavenly position and from grace is mirrored in the general character of fallen humanity today. All the accumulated selfishness found in the human heart has its origin in the first dark mind of the one who chose to rebel against the love of God. His choice marked what is called a “turning point” in eternal history. A turning point is the point at which a very significant change occurs; a decisive moment. Turning points can occur in human history and in divine history.

Some examples of turning points in recent human history during the last 200 years are: the Boston Tea Party (spark of the American revolution), the Civil War, World War 1 and World War 2, and the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 just to name a few.

It is important to recognize, however, that not one of these turning points in human history could have occurred without the turning points that occurred in divine history relative to the shocking fall of Satan. This is not just some ancient tale of good versus evil. Here are the facts of true history, and the turning points which bring us to our present time today. 

TURNING POINT #1 – INIQUITY AND DESIRE FOR SELF EXALTATION IN LUCIFER LEAD TO HIS FALL
Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.  Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. (Ezekiel 28:14,15)

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High. (Isaiah 14:12-14)

TURNING POINT #2 – LUCIFER FALLS AND HAS A FOUR WAY PSYCHOPATHIC BREAK - THE DRAGON, THE SERPENT, THE DEVIL, AND SATAN. HE AND HIS FALLEN ANGELS BEGIN WAR IN HEAVEN 
And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (Revelation 12:7-9)

TURNING POINT #3 – HUMAN BEINGS CHOOSE TO TRUST LUCIFER INSTEAD OF GOD.
Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden ? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:  For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.  And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. (Genesis 3:1-6)

You may think that this has nothing to do with you but it does. Every human being has been affected by Lucifer's great fall from heaven. Many human beings today are controlled by iniquity just like he is. Iniquity means a desire to do a something with evil intention. A large segment of the human masses must be in front of a camera or an audience because they crave praise and self exaltation. Millions of very intelligent people, through their influence and example, are leading others to sin and trust Lucifer's philosophies.

Today and every one of your next living breathing moments can be a turning point in your life unless iniquity and a desire for self-exaltation control you. Are you at war with God and in rebellion against Him ? Are you using your influence to lead others to believe God’s word or to doubt its truthfulness and power ?


While there is still time; surrender your thoughts and feelings to Jesus Christ the one who loves you and died in order for you and I to be able to obtain victory over all sin and selfishness in our lives...He loves you.and He wants you...Not just to be forgiven...Not to play church, but to truly become Christ-like before you die so that you can be prepared to enjoy eternity with Him. A Christlike person is the only kind of person that could enjoy heaven and the only kind of person that could be trusted in heaven.

Pray like this - Father in heaven, I am a sinner and I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the penalty for my sins. I accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior right now and I ask you to give me a new heart. New motives, new desires and new purposes that will be in harmony with your law of 10 commandments. I thank you and praise you for the forgiveness of my sins and for causing me to be born again right now, 
In Jesus, name, amen.


© 2018 Tyrone Keels

www.issues-of-life.com

Friday, May 18, 2018

HERE'S WHY THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO EXCUSE FOR SIN

Do you believe that Jesus Christ became a human being and lived a life of victory over sin and temptation as an example to us ? Do you believe that God's grace is powerful enough to help you eventually resist every temptation and overcome all sin in your personal life ? While there is still time; surrender your thoughts and feelings to Jesus Christ the one who loves you and died in order for you and I to be able to obtain victory over all sin and selfishness in our lives...He loves you.and He wants you...Not just to be forgiven...Not to play church, but to truly become Christ-like before you die so that you can be prepared to enjoy eternity with Him. A Christlike person is the only kind of person that could enjoy heaven and the only kind of person that could be trusted in heaven.

Pray like this - Father in heaven, I am a sinner and I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the penalty for my sins. I accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior right now and I ask you to give me a new heart. New motives, new desires and new purposes that will be in harmony with your law of 10 commandments. I thank you and praise you for the forgiveness of my sins and for causing me to be born again right now, 
In Jesus, name, amen.


© 2018 Tyrone Keels
www.issues-of-life.com

Friday, March 2, 2018

INCREDIBLE FACTS ABOUT JESUS: GOD IN HUMAN FLESH

Do you believe that Jesus is God ? While there is still time; surrender your thoughts and feelings to Jesus Christ the one who loves you and died in order for you and I to be able to obtain victory over all sin and selfishness in our lives...He loves you.and He wants you...Not just to be forgiven...Not to play church, but to truly become Christ-like before you die so that you can be prepared to enjoy eternity with Him. A Christlike person is the only kind of person that could enjoy heaven and the only kind of person that could be trusted in heaven.

Pray like this - Father in heaven, I am a sinner and I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the penalty for my sins. I accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior right now and I ask you to give me a new heart. New motives, new desires and new purposes that will be in harmony with your law of 10 commandments. I thank you and praise you for the forgiveness of my sins and for causing me to be born again right now, 
In Jesus, name, amen.


© 2018 Tyrone Keels
www.issues-of-life.com

Friday, February 2, 2018

PRINCIPLES OF THE BIBLE INSTEAD OF HUMAN OPINIONS

Please stop putting all your trust in other sinners who are faulty like you and me. While there is still time; surrender your thoughts and feelings to Jesus Christ the one who loves you and died in order for you and I to be able to obtain victory over all sin and selfishness in our lives...God loves you..God wants you...Not just to be forgiven...Not to play church, but to truly become Christ-like before you die so that you can be prepared to enjoy eternity with Him. A Christlike person is the only kind of person that could enjoy heaven and the only kind of person that could be trusted in heaven.

Pray like this - Father in heaven, I am a sinner and I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the penalty for my sins. I accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior right now and I ask you to give me a new heart. New motives, new desires and new purposes that will be in harmony with your law of 10 commandments. I thank you and praise you for the forgiveness of my sins and for causing me to be born again right now, 
In Jesus, name, amen.


© 2018 Tyrone Keels
www.issues-of-life.com


Friday, January 19, 2018

3 POWERFUL LESSONS FROM A STRANGER


Please...surrender your heart to God while there is still time; surrender your thoughts and feelings to Jesus Christ the one who loves you and died in order for you and I to be able to obtain victory over all sin and selfishness in our lives...God loves you..God wants you...Not just to be forgiven...Not to play church, but to truly become Christ-like before you die so that you can be prepared to enjoy eternity with Him. A Christlike person is the only kind of person that could enjoy heaven and the only kind of person that could be trusted in heaven.

Pray like this - Father in heaven, I am a sinner and I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the penalty for my sins. I accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior right now and I ask you to give me a new heart. New motives, new desires and new purposes that will be in harmony with your law of 10 commandments. I thank you and praise you for the forgiveness of my sins and for causing me to be born again right now, 
In Jesus, name, amen.


© 2018 Tyrone Keels
www.issues-of-life.com

Friday, January 12, 2018

LIFE IS ALL ABOUT GIVING GLORY TO GOD


If you have not done so already or if you have backslidden toward the world and are now worldly...please in the name of Jesus awake and stay alert if you are awake.

Please...surrender your heart to God while there is still time; surrender your thoughts and feelings to Jesus Christ the one who loves you and died in order for you and I to be able to obtain victory over all sin and selfishness in our lives...God loves you..God wants you...Not just to be forgiven...Not to play church, but to truly become Christ-like before you die so that you can be prepared to enjoy eternity with Him. A Christlike person is the only kind of person that could enjoy heaven and the only kind of person that could be trusted in heaven.

Pray like this - Father in heaven, I am a sinner and I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the penalty for my sins. I accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior right now and I ask you to give me a new heart. New motives, new desires and new purposes that will be in harmony with your law of 10 commandments. I thank you and praise you for the forgiveness of my sins and for causing me to be born again right now, 
In Jesus, name, amen.


© 2018 Tyrone Keels
www.issues-of-life.com





Friday, January 5, 2018

100 MIND OPENERS: WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2018


Will the world end this year ? Will there be a stock market crash or an economic boom ? What life changing event will alter your life this year ? No matter how many claim to know what is going to happen in the future and possibly what will happen within the next 12 months there is only One Who knows with absolute certainty. God Himself is all-knowing and can predict the future with 100% accuracy. Those who connect with Him through Jesus Christ by faith are granted the privilege of understanding the things about the future which He reveals in His word. The Bible reveals today's principles that are shaping tomorrow's events. Many of these same principles rule in the lives of human beings and makes us somewhat predictable. Listed below are 100 expectations that will be fulfilled this year. 

    1 – Anyone who trusts God will be able to overcome sinful habits.
    2 – Atheism will not provide hope to the hopeless
    3 – Apathy and anarchy will still be rooted in selfishness
    4 – America will not become morally powerful or uplifting to the world
    5 – Actions inspired by selfish motives will increase.
    6 – Belief in Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world will strengthen many hearts.
    7 – Beauty will still be superficially judged by outward appearance.
    8 – Backsliding church members will still be worldly and will still need to repent.
    9 – Battles with self will still be unappreciated and unknown by most human beings.
  10 – Babylon of Bible prophecy will expand its territory over human minds.
  11 – Champions for God will still be growing in the school of Christ.
  12 – Christ will still be The Desire of ages.
  13 – Children will still need the examples of true Christians in a family.
  14 – Colleges will still collude with publishers & charge exorbitant prices for student books.
  15 – Cause will follow effect as people choose to resist the Holy Spirit more and more.
  16 – Demons will still prevail over those who are addicted to drugs or anything but Christ.
  17 – Death will still mean not living and not alive and without life.
  18 – Deceptions will be practiced more and more by people upon themselves.
  19 – Diet and exercise will still be a superior, less expensive form of health care.
  20 – Diseases will still be largely the result of lifestyle choices.
  21Everyone will have access to God by faith if they so desire it.
  22 – Excellence of character will still be attainable through faith in Jesus Christ.
  23 Equal rights will continue to be confused with special rights.
  24 – Enthusiasm for entertainment and physical pleasure will increase.
  25 – Electronic devices will continue to distract many minds and to destroy productivity.
  26 – Faith in science and human reason will continue to oppose faith in Jesus Christ.
  27 – Fundamental truths taught anywhere will come under increasingly severe attacks.
  28 – Fake news and fake lives will be prevalent everywhere.
  29 – Forty people will die unprepared for the judgment.
  30 – Families will continue to be redefined by society as it moves further away from Christ.
  31 – God will still be on His throne, still be Love and He will still appeal to human hearts.
  32 – Grace will still be abundantly available & poured into the lives of those who desire it.
  33 – Goodness will still be mocked, hated and opposed by those who love sin.
  34 – Gold will still be only pavement material in heaven.
  35 – Hell will still only mean the grave as the Bible teaches & not a place of eternal torture.
  36 – Health will still be one of the greatest treasures upon earth.
  37 – Hope will not die.
  38 – Holiness will not become popular.
  39 – Hearts that draw nearer to Christ will draw nearer to each other.
  40 – Inspiration from the Holy Spirit will continually come to those prepared to receive it.
  41 – Inventions that separate the mind from God will become more powerful.
  42 – Innocent of any wrongdoing will still be the claim made by many who are guilty of sin.
  43 – Identity and individuality will continue to be diminished by calls for social conformity.
  44 – Intercessory prayer in behalf of human beings will be continued by Jesus Christ.
  45 – Jewelry & bling and material things will lose their value as true conversions increase.
  46 – Junk food for the mind will increase in variety and quantity and potency.
  47 – Judgment for the living will be one year nearer.
  48 – Jealousy and envy will continue to wreck human relationships.
  49 – Jail sentences will end for some while others remain imprisoned by selfish habits.
  50 – Jesus Christ will still be Lord and Savior and saving souls.
  51 – Kindness of speech will be heard less and less from the lips of many.
  52 – Keeping God’s commandments by His grace will still develop a Christlike character
  53 – Keys to happiness will continue to be found in the Bible.
  54 – Kicking against the convictions of the Holy Spirit will seal the destiny of many.
  55 – Lawmakers in America will continue preparing to speak like a dragon.
  56 – Life without Christ will remain life without purpose, value or meaning.
  57 – Love will still be what the world needs.
  58 – Luxury and wealth will not suddenly satisfy the deepest longing of the heart.
  59 – Loans of any type will continue to increase personal debt and the national deficit.
  60 – Money and what it is will be less and less understood.
  61 – My life will continue to be a gift and a blessing from God.
  62 – Mercy and compassion will need to be revealed more clearly by God’s people.
  63 – Mastery of oneself through faith in Jesus Christ will be cherished by the humble.
  64 – Men filled with the Spirit of God will be needed even more than before.
  65 – Nothing will be possible without the continual intercession of Christ.
  66 – New forms of deception and temptation will come to test everyone.
  67 – Na├»ve minds will continue to put their trust in government leaders.
  68 – Nutrition of the body and the mind will continue to be an absolute priority.
  69 – Needs will increase faster than they can be supplied.
  70 – Opportunities to be blessed and to be a blessing will abound.
  71 – Open hearts will be susceptible to the influence of the Holy Spirit.
  72 – Only Christ will quench the thirst of the soul.
  73 – Offering praise will bring strength to the people of God.
  74 – Options will be multiplied for those who trust in the Lord.
  75 – Panic will increase in some people’s hearts.
  76 – Pictures of self will continue to enchant the deceived.
  77 – Power will still be held by those with the most money.
  78 – Perfection as it pertains to the conscience will still be required.
  79 – Peace and safety will be illusive and delusive at the same time.
  80 – Quick fixes and instant solutions to problems will not be sufficient.
  81 – Quiet resting places for the mind will be priceless.
  82 – Quitting will not be an option for the people of God.
  83 – Questions about each manufactured national crisis will still not be answered.
  84 – Recklessness will characterize the words and actions of the unconverted heart.
  85 – Rights for human beings will continue to be exalted above duty to God.
  86 – Repair of human hearts will be greatly needed.
  87 – Rest will still be found in Jesus Christ.
  88 – Salvation will still be possible.
  89 – Sin will grow more popular and more powerful.
  90 – Searching for love and happiness will continue.
  91 – Truth will still be the truth and will strengthen the people of God.
  92 – Time will run out and it will be too late for many.
  93 – Transformation of character will still be possible.
  94 – Urgent decisions will have to be made.
  95 – Utter helplessness will increase
  96 – Victory by faith will be assured.
  97 – World events will point more clearly to the return of Jesus Christ.
  98 – Xenophobia will be claimed.
  99 – Young people will need to be educated regarding last day events.
100 – Zeal for the glory of God will increase among the people of God.

These predictions are all established from principles in the Bible. While they may be considered general and easier to make, there are prophecies in Scripture that foretell the role of America in the last days. Would you like to know something more specific about what will happen in America in the last days ? By the grace of God, we will continue the study of America in Bible prophecy in future posts.

REFERENCES: Matthew 24, Luke 21:11/Acts 10:43/Isaiah 41:21-23, 42:9, 44:6-8, 46:9,10, 48:5,6/Jeremiah 17:9/Amos 3:7/Hosea 12:10/2 Peter 1:19/Revelation 1:3, 22:7/Proverbs 22:3, 27:12/John 13:19, 14:29/Luke 21:28/2 Timothy 3:1-5,7,13

Have you been drawing closer to Jesus Christ ? Do you even know Him ? Is He your deeply personal Lord and Savior from the penalty and power of sin ?

If you have not done so already or if you have backslidden toward the world and are now worldly...please in the name of Jesus awake and stay alert if you are awake.

Please...surrender your heart to God while there is still time; surrender your thoughts and feelings to Jesus Christ the one who loves you and died in order for you and I to be able to obtain victory over all sin and selfishness in our lives...God loves you..God wants you...Not just to be forgiven...Not to play church, but to truly become Christ-like before you die so that you can be prepared to enjoy eternity with Him. A Christlike person is the only kind of person that could enjoy heaven and the only kind of person that could be trusted in heaven.

Pray like this - Father in heaven, I am a sinner and I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the penalty for my sins. I accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior right now and I ask you to give me a new heart. New motives, new desires and new purposes that will be in harmony with your law of 10 commandments. I thank you and praise you for the forgiveness of my sins and for causing me to be born again right now, In Jesus, name, amen.

© 2018 Tyrone Keels
www.issues-of-life.com

Friday, May 5, 2017

FOUR ETERNALLY SIGNIFICANT FACTS TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT FORGIVENESS AND THE JUDGMENT AND YOURSELF


According to a study by the Mayo Clinic holding a grudge appears to affect the cardiovascular and nervous systems. In one study, people who focused on a personal grudge had elevated blood pressure and heart rates, as well as increased muscle tension and feelings of being less in control.(1) Holding a grudge is refusing to forgive.

WHAT IS FORGIVENESS ?
WHY IS FORGIVENESS IMPORTANT ?
WHO NEEDS FORGIVENESS ?

FORGIVENESS - The pardon of an offender, by which he is considered and treated as not guilty.

And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy, Son be of good cheer thy sins be forgiven thee. Matthew 9:2 


The forgiveness of God is sweeter to the believing sinner than a thousand unfading, fragrant roses growing in a field of scented lilies and lilacs. Nothing is more precious or more liberating or inspiring than the forgiveness in the love of God, Forgiveness among human beings is unlike the forgiveness of God which is powerful enough to transform a person's character. The Bible refers specifically to forgiveness 7 times in verses about sin, salvation and the Savior.



Here are four Bible facts about forgiveness that we will consider and explore:

1. Forgiveness can relieve suffering of the mind and suffering of the body
2. Human beings need forgiveness because human beings offend each other
3. Human beings need forgiveness because human beings offend God
4. Any sin can be forgiven by God except the sin that a person does not repent of.

REFERENCE:

Please, I entreat you reader and beloved of God, if you have not done so already or if you have backslidden toward the world and are now worldly surrender your heart to God while there is still time; surrender your thoughts and feelings to Jesus Christ the one who loves you and died in order for you and I to be able to obtain victory over all sin and selfishness in our lives...God loves you..God wants you...Not just to feel forgiven...Not to play church, but to truly become Christ-like before you die so that you can be prepared to enjoy eternity with Him and the countless redeemed of all ages. 

A Christlike person is the only kind of person that could enjoy heaven and the only kind of person that could be trusted in heaven.

Pray like this - Father in heaven, I am a sinner and I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the penalty for my sins. I accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior right now and I ask you to give me a new heart. New motives, new desires and new purposes that will be in harmony with your law of 10 commandments. I thank you and praise you for the forgiveness of my sins and for causing me to be born again right now, 
In Jesus, name, amen.

© 2017 Tyrone Keels
www.issues-of-life.com

Friday, April 14, 2017

4 - THE PERSUASIVE POWER OF THE LOVE OF CHRIST: CASE STUDY = WOMAN CAUGHT IN ADULTERY

The persuasive power of the love of Christ can be seen in the case of the woman caught in adultery. And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou ? This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers ? hath no man condemned thee ? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. (John 8:3-11)

There was persuasive power in Christ's words, "neither do I condemn thee." There was no condemnation from Jesus and none of her accusers were left. What could the love Christ persuade her to do ? Go and sin no more. There is persuasive power in the love of Christ that will lead to a transformation of a person's life if the power of His love is not resisted. Jesus knew that already and that is why He said, "go and sin no more." The power and the inspiration were in His very words.

Have you believed and accepted the words of Jesus Christ to you ? Is your life being transformed by the persuasive power of His love ? 

If you have not done so already or if you have backslidden toward the world and are now worldly...please in the name of Jesus awake and stay alert if you are awake.

Please...surrender your heart to God while there is still time; surrender your thoughts and feelings to Jesus Christ the one who loves you and died in order for you and I to be able to obtain victory over all sin and selfishness in our lives...God loves you..God wants you...Not just to be forgiven...Not to play church, but to truly become Christ-like before you die so that you can be prepared to enjoy eternity with Him. A Christlike person is the only kind of person that could enjoy heaven and the only kind of person that could be trusted in heaven.

Pray like this - Father in heaven, I am a sinner and I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the penalty for my sins. I accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior right now and I ask you to give me a new heart. New motives, new desires and new purposes that will be in harmony with your law of 10 commandments. I thank you and praise you for the forgiveness of my sins and for causing me to be born again right now, In Jesus, name, amen. 

© 2017 Tyrone Keels
www.issues-of-life.com