LIGHT OF THE WORLD
by Pastor Max
IS THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN
Bible says: "He was in the WORLD, and the WORLD was made by
Him, and the WORLD knew Him not. He came unto His own and
His own received Him not. But as many as received him, to
him gave He the power to become the sons of God, even to them that
believe on His name." (John 1:10-12)
MAN LAY DYING in a little shack in the hill country of California.
A kind Christian lady came to be with him during his last hours on
earth. She read these words of Jesus Christ from the New
Testament: "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." (John 3:16)
dying man asked, "Is that in the Bible?"
The woman answered, "Yes it is." He asked, "Is
He speaking to me?" She answered, "Yes, He
is speaking to you." The dying man asked, "Did
He say anything else?" The Christian lady answered:
"Yes! He said: As many as received Him to them gave He the
power to become the sons of God." The dying man
answered, "I receive Him. I'm satisfied."
he closed his eyes and went directly into the loving arms of
JESUS. How powerful and reassuring, indeed, are the
inspired life-giving words of the Holy Bible!
God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son that
whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting
life." What an amazing promise! Peace flooded his
soul and he died knowing that he had been accepted into God's
Word says: "According as He hath chosen us in Him before the
foundation of the world that we should be holy and without blame
before Him in love. Having predestinated us unto the
adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the
good pleasure of His will."
the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He hath made us
ACCEPTED in the Beloved; in Whom we have redemption through His
blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His
grace." (Ephesians 1:4-6)
GOD'S PASCAL LAMB
LOVES us! He KNOWS about us! He CARES for us! He
DIED for our sins! He AROSE from the dead for our
justification! And He will RETURN for us!
Bible states that Jesus "was delivered for our offences, and
was raised again for our justification." (Romans 4:25);
"So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and
unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time
without sin unto salvation." (Hebrews 9:28)
OFFENCES speaks of the sins of unbelief, pride and treason
against our God, Maker, Life-Giver and Saviour. Our sins
nailed Him to the Cross! He was delivered, meaning: He was
arrested, condemned, scourged, crucified and died for our sins!
The Bible teaches the substitutionary (vicarious) Death of Jesus
the Messiah, for the sins of the entire world!
Bible states: "Therefore being, justified by FAITH we have
PEACE with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. For when we
were yet without strength (hopeless), in due time Christ died for
the ungodly. But God commends His love toward us, in that,
while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
more then, being now justified by His BLOOD, we shall be saved
from wrath through Him. For if, when we were enemies, we
were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, being
reconciled, we shall be saved by His life." (Romans 5:1, 6;
hymn writer penned these amazing words to this song entitled,
"Oh Love Of God": 'O love of God so rich and
pure, so measureless and strong. It shall forevermore endure
the saints and angels song. If you could with ink the ocean
fill and were the sky of parchment made and every stock on earth a
quill, To write the love of God above, Would drain the ocean dry
and could the sky contain the whole would stretch from sky to
IS FOR US: NOT AGAINST US
are those who believe that God is against us and wants to punish
us for our sins. Nothing is farther from the truth.
The Scripture states: "As I live saith the Lord God, I have
no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked TURN
from his way and live: Turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways for
why will die....? (Ezekiel 33:11)
I know the thoughts that I have toward you saith the Lord,
thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end
(hope and a future). Then ye shall call upon Me, and ye
shall go and pray unto Me, and I will hearken unto you. And
ye shall seek me and find Me, when ye shall search for Me with all
your heart. And I will be found of you saith the
Lord..." (Jeremiah 29:11-14)
Scripture holds out hope for us all, even those who have fallen
into gross sins. Israel had sinned by breaking His laws and
God judged them with seventy years in Babylonian captivity.
His extended hand of love, mercy and grace reach out to them again
letting them know that they were still His people and that if they
would call upon His name He was ready to forgive and give them a
bright future in Palestine as well as an eternal Home in Heaven!
Peter writes: "The Lord is not slack concerning His promise
as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering toward us, not
willing that any should perish, but that all should come to
repentance." (2 Peter 3:9) So great was the love of
God toward us that He sent His only begotten Son into this wicked,
desperately evil WORLD to save us all through the SACRIFICE of
LOVE FOR US IS UNIMAGINABLE
love toward us is incomprehensible, inconceivable and beyond the
scope of human understanding! That God the Son would wrap
Himself in human flesh and come down in our midst and offer
Himself as a ransom to pay for the sins of the world - past,
present and future - to meet the demands of Divine Justice,
exceeds the limits of our intelligence!
Bible declares: "To wit (that is), that God was in Christ
reconciling the WORLD unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses
unto them; and hath committed unto us the Word of reconciliation.
For He hath made Him to be SIN (sin offering) for us, Who knew no
sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him."
(2 Corinthians 5:18, 2 Corinthians 19:21)
word GRACE means unmerited favor. We are saved by grace and
kept by the power of God through His mercy. St. Paul stated:
"For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of
yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works lest any man
should boast." (Ephesians 2:8,9) It is by Grace alone,
through Faith alone and in Christ alone that we are able to enter
Gospel is all about JESUS CHRIST and what He has done to redeem
sinful and lost humanity. The mercy, grace and love of God
was extended to us in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, "Who
for the joy that was set before Him, endured the CROSS, despising
the shame and is set down on the right hand of the Majesty on
High." (Hebrews 12:2)
Christ said: "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.
IS THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN
is no other road one may travel, no other way one my go and no
other entrance into the Kingdom of God except through God's Pascal
Lamb, Jesus of Nazareth, Who was crucified on Golgotha's Hill
nearly 2000 years ago. No one else could have filled the
role of the God-man, the Jewish Messiah, and no one else could
have RISEN from the dead three days later! He is not only
the sole Saviour of the world but also the King of kings and Lord
of lords and the ultimate Judge of all mankind!
is GREAT NEWS if you are a believer in Christ, but very scary,
indeed, if you know not Christ as personal Saviour and Lord.
St. John makes this definitive, judicially proper and
theologically correct statement:
that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in Himself.
He that believeth not hath made Him a liar, because he believeth
not the RECORD that God gave of His Son. And this is the
record that God hath given to us Eternal Life, and this LIFE is in
His Son. He that hath the Son hath LIFE, and he that hath
NOT the Son of God hath NOT Life." (1 John 5:10-12)
Bible states: "The Thief (Satan) cometh not but for to steal,
and to kill and to destroy. I am come that they might have
LIFE and have it more abundantly. I am the Good Shepherd:
the Good Shepherd gives his life for the sheep." (John
of Tarsus, a rabid enemy of Jesus of Nazareth and His followers,
was apprehended by the RISEN LORD on the Damascus Road. The
encounter was supernatural and life changing as our Lord appeared
in a light brighter than the sun, blinding the murderous religious
Jewish Enforcer! (Acts 9, 22, 26)
Paul states: "Let this mind be in you, which was also in
Christ Jesus: Who being in the form of God thought it not robbery
to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation and took
upon Him the form of a servant and was made in the likeness of
men: and being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself and
became obedient unto death, even the death of the CROSS."
God also hath highly exalted Him and given Him a name which is
ABOVE every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
of things in Heaven, and things in earth, and things under the
earth: And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is
Lord, to the glory of God the Father." (Philippians 2:5-11)
NOT THE WORLD
are three obstacles that impede our ability to receive power with
God. The three giants that must be defeated to experience
power with God are the Lust of the Flesh, the Lust of the eyes and
the Pride of life! With God's strength in us we can do it,
and we will by His grace!
John issued this serious directive to the Church: "Love not
the WORLD, neither the things that are in the world. If any
man love the WORLD, the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the WORLD, the lust of the flesh, and the lust
of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is
of the world. And the WORLD passes away and lust thereof;
but he that doeth the will of God abides forever." (1 John
used these three temptations to snare EVE in the Garden of Eden.
The LIAR promised that she would not die if she ate the forbidden
fruit, but rather become wise. He accused the Creator of
withholding something good from her. The word devil means:
Liar, slanderer, false accuser.
DECEIVER convinced her that he was concerned about her wel-lbeing.
Satan is still the greatest of al deceivers. He promises
everything but delivers nothing but death! Eve believed that
the fruit which was pleasant to her eyes (lust of the eyes) would
be good to eat (lust of the flesh), and it would make her wise
(pride of life)!
Satan, which means the Enemy and Adversary, tried his three
knock-out punches on our Blessed Lord and Saviour, he was soundly
trounced and beaten and had to retreat! Jesus refuted and
finally rebuked him and he had to back off. WE CAN DO
James stated: "Submit yourselves unto God, RESIST the devil
and he will FLEE from you" (James 4:7) and St. Peter warned:
"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil
(LIAR), as a roaring lion, walks about seeking whom he may devour,
whom resist steadfast in the Faith...." (1 Peter 5:8)
used the Word of God to stop the devil. Three times Jesus of
Nazareth authoritatively said: "IT IS WRITTEN." We
can do the same! The Bible states: "The WORD OF GOD is
quick (alive) and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword,
piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, and of the
joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents
of the heart." (Hebrews 4:12)
devil confronted JESUS with these words: “If
Thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.” (Matthew
4: 3). The LIAR knew full well that Jesus of Nazareth was the
incarnated Son of God and the Deliverer that the Almighty God had
promised would one day crush
his head, yet he tried to seduce the very Son of God! (Genesis
SCRIPTURES CAME FROM THE MOUTH OF GOD!
Lust of the flesh was a powerful tool to use on a man who had
fasted for forty days and forty nights, but out Lord countered: “IT
IS WRITTEN man
shall not live by bread alone but by every WORD that proceeds out
of the MOUTH of God.” (Matthew
4: 4) Jesus told the Devil and everyone else that He believed the
Old Testament Scriptures. What a powerful answer!
said two things: Man is a spiritual being and should not be
controlled entirely by his flesh and the reason the Holy
Scriptures are so powerful is that GOD Himself is their Author.
Second Temptation that the Adversary used was the Pride
of Life. Again he challenged our Lord’s position as the Son
of God, trying to make Him demonstrate the fact that He could cast
Himself down and be protected. That would have shown PRIDE. Jesus
did not fall for the temptation, but rather quoted the WORD of
IS WRITTEN again, thou shall not tempt the Lord thy God.” (Matthew
answer lectured Satan by reminding him that He was the Son of God
and deserved worship, and that Satan was only a created
still under the jurisdiction of the “Lord
thy God.” And
that he was clearly out of order in tempting Him!
Third Temptation is called the Lust
of the Eyes. Satan took Jesus up into a high mountain
and showed him all the kingdoms of this world and the glory of
them, saying: “All
these things will I give thee if Thou wilt fall down and worship
4: 9 That possessed him to believe that JESUS would fall
down and worship such an Evil)
Why did the LIAR think he could seduce the Son of God, Who had
created the universe and every living creature?
blinds people and no doubt the Deceiver thought
that since he had influenced one third of the angelic host to
follow him, he would try it on the very Son of God. He is twisted
in his mind and knows no shame! One day he will be cast into the
LAKE OF FIRE forever! (Revelation
the Perfect and Holy Son of God ordered the devil: “Get
thee hence, Satan. IT
IS WRITTEN; Thou
shalt worship the Lord thy God and Him only shalt thou serve.” (Matthew
4: 10). Jesus commanded the fallen archangel to “Get
away from here.” The
contest was over and Satan was gone: “Then
the devil leaves him and behold, angels came and ministered unto
WORLD, THE FLESH & THE DEVIL
World had no attraction for the Son of God. He had come to EARTH
for one purpose only and that was to SAVE the world! The Plan and
Purpose of Redemption had been in the heart of God from before the
foundations of the world. (Romans8:29; Eph.1 4; 1 Peter 1:20)
Jesus of Nazareth, Who was in the bosom
of the Father (John
1: 18), knew His great part in the deliverance of lost humanity!
(Luke 19:10; John 3:16-17; 18:37; Luke 24:27) He had come to die
in our place in order to save us for time and eternity. He stated: “As
Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of
God be lifted up.” (John
had witnessed Lucifer’s rebellion and his eviction from Heaven
by the Archangels Michael and Gabriel (Revelation
12: 7-14). He had seen
him fall to the earth and observed the great carnage that ensued
there. (Ezekiel 28:13-17; Isa.14:12-17). He had witnessed the
Traitor’s verbal assault on ‘the
the Garden of Eden.
knew full well the pain, agony and eternal doom that Lucifer had
wrought on the sons and daughters of Adam and Eve. And He knew the
price He had to pay to meet the demands of DIVINE JUSTICE in order
to redeem the sick and suffering and lost and dying of the
earthlings. (Luke 24: 25-27; 1 John 3:8)
Jewish Messiah would be rejected by His own people and judged by
His Heavenly Father, suffer, bleed and die the most humiliating,
ignominious and torturous death upon the cursed cross outside the
city walls of Jerusalem, and after three days rise again in power
and great glory.
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had chosen twelve
men as His apostles whom He sent out to preach the Gospel and
heal the sick and suffering. They returned with glowing reports of
great victories that multitudes had received the Good News of the
Kingdom of God and that the very same works of healing the sick
and casting out of demons had occurred also in the their meetings.
when He had called unto His twelve disciples, He gave them power
against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner
of sickness and all manner of disease... And as you go, preach,
saying, The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. Heal the sick,
cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devil: freely ye have
received, freely give." (Mark 10:1,7-8)
they went out, and preached that men should REPENT, and they cast
out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and
healed them.” (Mark
they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the Gospel
and healing everywhere.”
the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils
are subject unto us through Thy name.
And He said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from
I give unto you POWER to
tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the
Enemy (Satan): “And
by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that
the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice that your
names are written in Heaven.” (Luke 10: 17-20)
CHRIST LOVED THE WORLD !
stated: "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 to
condemn the world but that the world through Him might be
saved." (John 3:16, 17)
Lord stated: "I am the light of the world." (John 8:12);
"My Kingdom is not of this world." (John 18:6).
"For the Son of Man is come to seek and to save that which
was lost." (Luke 19:10); "Greater love bath no man than
this that a man lay down his life for his friends," (John
the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
If ye were of the world, the world would love its own: but because
ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world,
therefore the world hated you."
Christ said: "Remember the word I said unto you, The servant
is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted Me
they will persecute you; if they have kept My saying, they will
keep your also. But all these things will they do for My
name's sake, because they know not Him who sent Me. If I had
not come and spoken with them, they had not had sin:
But now they have no cloke for their sin. He that hates me
hates my father also.
I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they
had not had sin; but now have they both seen and hated both Me and
My Father. But this comes to pass, that the word might be
fulfilled that is written in their Law, they have hated Me without
a cause." (John 15:18-25)
IS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD
HOLY BIBLE states: "Jesus cried and said, He that believes on
Me, believes not on Me but on Him that sent Me. And he that
sees Me sees Him that sent me. I am come as a LIGHT into the
WORLD, that whoever believes on Me should not abide in darkness
and if any man hear My words, and believe not, I judge him not,
for I came not to judge but the save the world."
that rejects Me, and receives not My words, hath one that judges
him. The Word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him
in the last day. For I have not spoken of Myself; but the
Father which sent Me, He gave Me a commandment, what I should say
and what I should speak. And I know that His commandment is
LIFE EVERLASTING: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father
said unto Me, so I speak." (John 12:44-50)
Paul wrote: "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners
of whom I am chief. Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy,
that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all longsuffering,
for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on Him to
into the King Eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be
honour and glory forever and ever. Amen." (1 Timothy
world is that which is sin and rebellion against God. To
Jesus the world was the Jewish religious leaders who rejected Him
as Messiah and turned others away from the Truth of Who He was,
even though they had the writings of the prophets and the Holy
Scriptures. He stated: "But woe unto you scribes and
Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye shut up the Kingdom of Heaven
against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye
them that are entering to go in." (Matthew 23:13)
us, the world is anything that opposes God, Christ and His Gospel!
The great preacher James Denney stated: "If God has really
done something in Christ on which the salvation of this world
depends, and if He has made it known, then it is a Christian duty
to be intolerant of everything which ignores, denies or explains
FLESH VERSES THE SPIRIT
Paul declared: "This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye
shall not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. For the flesh
lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and
these are contrary the one to the other: so that you cannot do the
things ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not
under the law."
the works of the flesh are manifest which are these adultery,
fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness (lustful), idolatry,
witchcraft, hatred, variance (conflict), emulations (jealousies),
wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envying, murders, drunkenness,
reveling, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have
also told you in the past that they which do such things shall not
inherit the Kingdom of God."
the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering.
gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: Against such
there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified
the flesh with the affections (passions) and lusts. If we
live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit."
Paul again exhorts us to holy living and fruit bearing in God's
Kingdom: "For they that are after the flesh do mind the
things of the flesh; but they that are of the Spirit, the thing of
the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be
spiritually minded is life and peace. For if ye live after
the flesh ye shall die; but if ye through the Spirit do mortify
the deeds of the body, ye shall live."
as many as are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God.
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but
ye have received the Spirit of Adoption, whereby we cry, Abba,
Father. The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit
that we are the children of God: And if children of God, then
heirs; heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ; if so be that we
suffer with Him, that we also be glorified together." (Romans
THE JOY OF LOVING HIM
Christ the Healer Gospel Church in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, our
wonderful worship leaders, Tom
and Brenda Sibley and Lydia
often lead us in
praise and worship to our Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus
song that always blesses my soul is called, O’
the Joy of knowing Him. It goes on to say: O’ the joy of loving
Him, and O’ the joy of praising Him, and O’ the joy, joy, joy
of serving Him! Hallelujah
to the Lamb of God! What an honour to know Jesus Christ as our
Lord, Saviour, Healer, Master and God! What a joy it is to serve
Him and be led by the blessed Holy Spirit.
secret of a joyous Christian life is to fully dedicate ourselves
to the Lord in sincerity and humility and to submit to God’s
Word in repentance and faith. Through prayer and intercession, we
must seek God for the infilling of the Holy Spirit, Who will give
us the grace to follow the path of righteousness and become living
epistles of Christ’s love, mercy and grace!
by Pastor Max
said, "Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)
from the Garden of Eden, the stage was set for the Mighty
Deliverer to step onto the world stage! The promise came
from Almighty God Himself, who had earlier created the heavens and
the earth, the cosmos and everything herein.
the great plan of redemption and the 'Coming of the Deliverer'
to ransom fallen man was already a done deal, it was
not until the wicked, treasonous Lucifer had caused the greatest
catastrophe to befall the human race, that the great God and
creator made it public.
Adam and Eve, the first human beings to rebel, couldn't have seen
the announcement coming, as things had escalated out of the
precise order they were so accustomed to previously.
Wicked One, the conniving deceiver, undoubtedly knew there
would be a strong response from the EVERY LIVING ONE to his
dastardly deed. But, the 'Coming of the Deliverer'
was more than he had expected.
was stricken with PANIC as he heard the Almighty question Adam and
Eve: "Adam, why did you do this"?
Adam passed the buck, using a blame game approach: "The
woman you gave me is to blame. She gave me the fruit.
It is not my fault."
asked the woman: "What hast thou done?"
Eve answered truthfully, "The Serpent beguiled me and I
did eat." She pointed at the devil in the SNAKE and
said, "Satan is to blame. He beguiled me."
eternal God stated: "Because you have done this
unrighteous deed, I have placed enmity between man and snakes.
People will loath serpents and hate them. Snakes will crawl
on their belly and eat dust because it allowed the deceiver to
enter its body. Lucifer, you will identify with the
lowest of the low and be named the great Serpent
DELIVERER'S VIRGIN BIRTH
Deliverer will be born to a woman without a human father.
He will be True God from eternity and True Man through His virgin
birth; incarnated (God in human flesh) without sin. He will
meet the Demands of Divine Justice to atone for the sins of the
world. Through this act of LOVE,
He will atone (pay the penalty) for Adam and Eve's
treasonous deeds. The
shedding of His righteous, sinless blood, and His
resurrection from the dead will guarantee forgiveness for
members of the human race, who will receive Him!
for you, Lucifer, there will be no peace or redemption.
Your fate is sealed forever.
You are an eternally doomed Despot. The blood of the Deliverer
will obliterate your
power to dominate Adam's race. In the future, your sins of Pride,
Greed and Hatred will fuel your torments.
will constantly haunt you as you search for clues of the Coming
Deliverer. You will seek to destroy Him, but will be unable to
do so. Because of His perfect redemption, He will bring
total liberty, forgiveness, healing and eternal life for Adam's
the Final Battle, the Deliverer will CRUSH your head,
Lucifer. And you will be cast into the Lake that burns with Fire
and Brimstone for ever and ever. Throughout eternity, Lucifer, you
will be known as Satan, the Liar, Deceiver, Opposer of all
righteousness – an Enemy of God and Man!
name Devil, will identify you as a Liar above
all liars, a Swindler, Traducer, and Slanderer.
You've have earned your titles well;
Beelzebub means the Master of flies; dirty,
filthy flies! You deceived the woman, but the God/Man Who will be
born of a Virgin, will lift the heavy burdens from God's children.
His pure and perfect blood will be shed for all human beings and
will free all who believe on His Name."
YOUR NAME IN THE BOOK OF LIFE?
said: “And the Devil that deceived them was cast into the Lake
of Fire and brimstone where the Beast and False Prophet are, and
shall be tormented day and night forever and ever.
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. 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.
death and Hell were cast into the the Lake of Fire. This is the
Second Death. And whosoever was not written in the Book of
Life was cast into the Lake of Fire.” (Revelation 20:10
is the Book of Life? Whose names are recorded in the
Book of Life? Are some names blotted out of the Book of Life? Why
do many Jews during the Jewish New Year season use this greeting: “May
your name be inscribed in the Book of Life?"
their campaigns, Jesus' disciples were joyous: “And the seventy
returned again with JOY, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject
to us through Thy name.
He said unto them, I beheld
Satan as lightning FALL from Heaven. Behold I give unto you
power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power
of the enemy: and NOTHING shall by any means hurt you.
in this rejoice not, that the (evil) spirits are subject unto you:
but rather REJOICE because your names are written in Heaven.”
the very moment a person is born again by the Holy
Spirit and the Word of God, his name is inscribed in the Lamb's
Book of Life. That is the MIRACLE of Christ's redemptive work in
our hearts and lives.
FROM DEATH UNTO LIFE!
stated: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth My
Word and believeth on Him that sent Me hath everlasting life, and
shall not come into condemnation: but is passed from death unto
life.” (John 5:24)
BIBLE says: “Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed
upon us, that we should be called the sons of God; therefore the
world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not. Behold, now
are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we
shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like
Him; for we see Him as He is.” (1 John 3:1,2)
man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God
dwelleth in us, and His love is perfected in us. Hereby know we
that we dwell in Him, and He in us, because He hath given us of
we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the
Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the
Son of God, God dwelleth within him, and he in God.” (1 John
believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and
every one that loveth Him
that begat loveth him also that is begotten of Him. He that
believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in
himself: he that believeth not God hath made Him a liar because he
believeth not the RECORD that God gave of His Son.
this is the record, that God hath given to us ETERNAL LIFE, and
this life is in His Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he
that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son
of God: that ye might know that ye have eternal life, and that ye
might believe on the name of the Son of God.
we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given an
understanding, that we may know Him that is true and we are in Him
that is TRUE, and we are in Him that is true, even in His Son
Jesus Christ. This is true God and eternal life.”
(1 John 5: 1,11-13,20)
IS ONLY ONE WAY TO HEAVEN
his letter to former pagans in Corinth, St. Paul the Founder of
the Church among the Gentiles, declared that Jesus Christ is the
ONLY Saviour and that all other deities or paths to God, Heaven
and eternal life are false. He said that they will not save you!
to us (Believers) there is but ONE GOD, the Father,
of Whom are all things, and we in Him; and ONE Lord Jesus
Christ, by Whom are all things, and we by Him.” (1
Corinthians 8: 6). The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sins. Jesus
Christ saves us by His Blood. The Blessed Holy Spirit brings us
into the presence the Father.
Bible says: “For through Him (Jesus Christ) we
both (all believers) have ACCESS
by one Spirit (Holy Spirit) unto the
Father.” (Ephesians 1:18)
Christ is the only WAY to God and Heaven! He said: “I
am the DOOR, by Me if any man enter in, he shall be SAVED,
and shall go in and out and find pasture. The
thief (Satan) cometh not but for to steal, kill and
destroy. I am come that you may have life, and have it more
abundantly.” (John 10:9,10). Amen.
TO MEET GOD?
Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
I ASK YOU A QUESTION? ARE YOU READY TO MEET GOD?
most important question I could ask you and the most important
decision of your entire lifetime revolves around the spiritual
welfare of your soul and its eternal destiny.
are preachers today who have soft-soaped the Gospel and watered
down God’s word to please their listeners in order to keep their
parishioners coming to church.
are afraid that if they preach the truth, as it is written, people
will not like it and their offering plates will not bring in too
Bible warns that this would be the case in the end time, of which
we are now living. (2 Timothy 3:13) (2 Timothy 4:3-4). The Apostle
Paul calls such preachers Food Preachers or Belly Preachers.
(Romans 16:18) (Philippians 3:19) These men only preach to earn a
living and not to win men and women to Jesus Christ.
going to be absolutely honest with you and tell you the complete
truth as found in God’s Word concerning your soul, death,
judgment, heaven, hell and eternity and the gift of salvation.
Then I will also show you how you can be saved and forgiven by the
precious blood of Jesus Christ.
- YOUR SOUL WILL NEVER DIE
soul is eternal and will live on even after your body dies.
- ONE APPOINTMENT YOU CAN’T CANCEL OR POSTPONE
is appointed unto man once to die but after this the
judgment." (Hebrews 9:27)
- YOU CAN’T FOOL GOD
not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that
shall he also reap." (Galatians 6:7) "Be sure your sin
will find you out." (Numbers 32:23)
- YOU’LL PAY FOR YOUR SINS IF YOU DON’T REPENT OF THEM
wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through
Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23) "The wicked shall
be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God."
the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels
with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And
before him shall be gathered all the nations: and he shall
separate them one from another, as a shepherd divided his sheep
from the goats:
he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the
left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come,
ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from
the foundation of the world:
shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye
cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his
angels: And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but
the righteous into life eternal." (Matthew 25:31-34, 41, 46)
- ALL HAVE SINNED
all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." (Romans
3:23) "And we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned
every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the
iniquity of us all." (Isaiah 53:6) "There is none
righteous, no, no one." (Romans 3:10)
- JESUS DIED TO SAVE SINNERS
said, "For I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners
to repentance", (Matthew 9:13) and "For the Son of man
is come to save that which was lost." (Matthew 18:11)
was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our
iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with
his stripes we are healed." (Isaiah 53:5)
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
- YOU MUST REPENT OF YOUR SINS
that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and
forsaketh them shall have mercy." (Proverbs 28:13)
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)
ye repent ye shall all likewise perish." (Luke 13:5)
- YOU MUST BELIEVE THE GOSPEL
if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall
believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead,
thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto
righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto
salvation." (Romans 10:9-10)
- ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR PERSONAL SAVIOUR BY FAITH
by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should
boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9) "Come unto me all ye that
labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
(Matthew 11:28) "Come now, and let us reason together saith
the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white
as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as
wool." (Isaiah 1:18) "Him that cometh to me I will in no
wise cast out." (John 6:37)
- HE WILL GIVE YOU THE POWER YOU NEED
came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as
received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God,
even to them that believe on his name." (John 1:11-12)
"Ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come
upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and
in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the
earth." (Acts 1:8)
CAN I BE SAVED?
are asking this question today. They are wanting to know how to
"make things right with Almighty God." They realize
somewhere along the way, they have lost sight of God - they have
lost contact with the Eternal One - the Great Creator, God, who
loved the world so much that He sent His Son to die for lost
today are groping in darkness - looking for a ray of light to
point them to the Heavenly way - but alas, they search in vain,
they stumble and fall in the shadows of sin, worry, fear, anxiety,
loneliness, heartbreak, sickness and confusion.
people have tried to live a better life, turn over a new leaf,
rehabilitate themselves, only to find that their strength in the
time of testing and temptation has failed and they are back where
they started. So now, not only are they defeated, but they are
also bewildered, perplexed and tormented, not knowing which way to
Reader, perhaps you are one of these poor unfortunate souls. THEN
LISTEN CAREFULLY, for I have good news for you. There is still
balm in Gilead for your sin sick soul. There is still deliverance
for the bound, victory for the defeated and peace for the
troubled. There is still healing for the sick and salvation for
IS STILL HOPE - LOOK TO JESUS
IS STILL HOPE FOR YOU. There is
life for you. There is still forgiveness and happiness for you. LOOK
TO JESUS, the author and finisher of your faith, (Hebrews
TO JESUS, the mighty conqueror
TO JESUS, the Saviour of the
World (Luke 2:11).
look at your sinful condition, LOOK TO JESUS; don’t look
at your hopelessness, frustration and bewilderment, LOOK TO
look at your sickness, grief and loneliness, LOOK TO JESUS.
look at your friends of other Christians who have failed, but LOOK
TO JESUS who never fails.
Bible says in Isaiah 45:22, "Look unto me and be ye saved,
all the ends of the earth: for I am God and there is NONE
is only one way to be saved and that is through Jesus Christ, the
Son of the Living God.
said in (John 14:6), "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life,
no man cometh unto the Father but by me." Jesus said in (John
10:9), "I am the Door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be
SAVED, and shall go in and out and find pasture."
IS ONLY ONE WAY TO GO - that way is JESUS. There is only one
door to God, and that door is Jesus. There is no other.
Buddha and the Roman Pope, a church organization - none of these
will open the doors to the Kingdom of Heaven, but Jesus Christ,
the one who came from heaven, who died on the Cross, rose again
from the dead - He is able to forgive you, save you and bring you
into the Kingdom of God. GLORY TO HIS NAME FOREVER.
Apostle Peter said in (Acts 4:12) concerning Jesus Christ,
"Neither is there Salvation in any other, for there is none
other name under Heaven, given among men whereby we must be
SAVED." There you have it. the only name that can bring
salvation, blessing and deliverance is the Mighty Name of Jesus.
The Angel said unto Joseph (Matthew 1:21), "Ye shall call His
Name Jesus, for He shall SAVE His people from their sins." In
(Romans 10:13) we read, "For whosoever shall call upon the
name of the Lord shall be SAVED."
Philippian jailer asked the same question many today are asking
and he got an answer he was converted, his life was changed. He
met the master, Jesus. You can do the same. There in the prison
house he cried out (Acts 16:30), "Sirs, what must I do to be
saved?" Paul answered, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ
and be Saved." He believed on Jesus Christ and was Saved. you
can do the same.
you ask - how can I believe? What must I do to believe in Jesus
Christ? Where do I start? I am glad you asked these questions,
because I have the answer for you from God’s word - Here is what
you must do to be saved.
- REPENT OF YOUR SINS
be saved you must repent of your sins and see yourself as you
really are - You must realize you are lost and undone, without
hope. You must see God’s Holiness and realize that you have
sinned against the Almighty. You must be sorry for your sins, you
must hate your sins and be willing to forsake them (Matthew 4:17)
your sins have condemned you (John 3:18) your sins have separated
you from God (Isaiah 59:2). The Bible says (Romans 3:23),
"For all have sinned and come short of the Glory of
God." Also in (Isaiah 53:6) the word of God says, "All
we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own
way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all."
HATES YOUR SINS
- but God loves you. God wants to rescue you out of your sins. You
must be willing to give yourself completely over to God and turn
your back on all unrighteousness.
- YOU MUST CONFESS YOU SINS TO GOD
John 1:9) "If we confess our sins (to God), He is faithful
and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all
unrighteousness." You must tell God you are a sinner and that
you cannot save yourself. You must confess to God that no one else
can save you except Jesus Christ. You must ask God to have mercy
on you (Luke 18:13) and to forgive you. Then you must confess to
God that you believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that Jesus
Christ died on the Cross of Calvary for your sins, that He rose
again from the dead and that He is able to save you (1 Corinthians
15:1-4) (Hebrews 7:25).
- YOU MUST ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOUR
God that you accept His pardon and that you now, through faith in
God’s word accept Jesus Christ into your heart and life.
(Ephesians 2:8-9) "For by grace are you saved through faith;
and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works,
lest any man should boast." Salvation is absolutely free -
you cannot work for it - you cannot pay for it - It is free - you
just receive it from God.
you have prayed to God asking Him to forgive you - then you must
believe He has heard your prayer and forgiven your sins. That is
faith. You say that is hard to do. No - it isn’t. If you believe
that God told the truth and the Bible is God’s word - God will
do what He said He would do. If you have prayed the sinner’s
prayer asking God to forgive you, (then he has forgiven you; His
word tells you that and His word is the truth) and if you are
forgiven, then you are saved. You must then continue to live in
God’s way - you must live for God. Believe that you are saved,
begin to praise and worship God and thank him for saving your
you have doubts and say, "I don’t feel any different."
You say you still feel the way you did before, you don’t feel
like you are saved. Always remember, you are NOT SAVED by your
feelings, you are saved by FAITH IN GOD’S WORD. If God said it -
it is the truth, whether you feel like it or not. However, when
you stand of God’s word and by faith accept the Salvation that
God offers, you WILL FEEL DIFFERENT.
will believe before you feel - you will feel the cleansing, you
will feel the forgiveness of God, you will feel the assurance when
you believe God’s word and have confessed Jesus Christ as your
Saviour. (Romans 10:9-10).
will begin to feel peace, the peace that comes from knowing you
are saved, that your sins have been forgiven and you will feel
hope and optimism.
Word of God states (John 6:37), Jesus said, "Him that cometh
unto Me, I will in no wise cast out." You have come to Jesus
by faith; He has not cast you out - Jesus has taken you in - you
are SAVED. Praise God.
your hands to God (in complete obedience and surrender). Say
"thank you, Jesus, for saving my soul." Praise Him and
Worship Him for what He has done for you.
are now saved, you have passed from death unto life (John 5:24).
Your name has now been written in the "Lamb’s Book of
Life." (Revelation 20:15) The Angels are rejoicing in Heaven
over this great victory over the devil. God has snatched your soul
from Satan’s grasp and the angels are rejoicing over this. (Luke
from you knees full of peace (John 14:27). Now go and tell someone
about Jesus Christ and his love. Tell people what God has done for
you. (Romans 10:9-10) "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. For with the
heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth
confession is made unto Salvation."
the Lord (James 4:8) and ask Him to fill you with the holy Ghost
God to give you power for service (Luke 3:16) (Acts 1:4) (Acts
1:8) (Acts 2:4) (Acts 2:38-39). Read your Bible every day and pray
to the Lord Jesus Christ.
you go about your life, witness to people about Jesus Christ. Find
a good church where the pastor and the congregation believe the
whole Bible, where they believe in holiness of life and separation
from the world.
a church where they believe in prayer for the sick and where the
pastor and congregation have a burden to see the lost saved and
brought to Jesus Christ.
the Lord bless you and give you peace. Write me a letter if you
have accepted the lord Jesus Christ as a result of reading this
I DO TO
said, "Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)
my dear friend, God is still in the business of setting men and
women free from their sins, sorrows, heartbreaks, fears and
troubles. In this age of frustrations, nervous tensions and
mental collapses, Jesus Christ is still granting peace to the
troubled, joy to the discouraged, strength to the weary and
healing to the sick!
- You must admit that you are a sinner
Bible says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of
God”. (Rom. 3:23) “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have
turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the
iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6)
- You must believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God
MUST believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that Jesus died
on the cross, was buried and rose again from the dead.
whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal
life. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: buot he that
believeth not is condemned already.” (John 3:15,18) “Verily,
verily, I say unto you, He that heareth My word, and believeth on
Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into
condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” (John 5:24)
- You must repent of your sins
Bible says, “…except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”
(Luke 13:3) “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”.
- You must receive Jesus Christ as your Saviour
Bible says: “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”. (John 3:16)
I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open
the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he
with Me.” (Rev. 3:20) “He that hath the Son hath life: and he
that hath not the Son of God hath not life.” (1 John 5:12)
- You must confess Jesus Christ as your Lord
Bible says: “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. For with the heart man
believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is
made unto salvation”. (Romans 10:9-10)
shall confess Me before men, him shall the Son of man confess
before the angels of God: But he that denieth Me before men shall
be denied before the angels of God.” (Luke 12:8, 9)
DO I INVITE
JESUS CHRIST INTO MY LIFE?
to God, a prayer - from your heart.
Tell Him that you
are a sinner and that you need forgiveness. Tell him that
you believe Jesus Christ died for your sins. Tell him that
you are willing to change, to turn away from sin. Ask Jesus
Christ to come into your heart and life and be your personal
as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons
of God, even to them that believe on his name." (John 1:12)
if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are
passed away; behold, all things are become new." (2
you prayed and ask Jesus Christ into your heart - YOU HAVE NOW
RECEIVED THE GIFT OF SALVATION - YOU HAVE BECOME A CHILD OF GOD.
God Bless You.
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Scriptures verses about
crucifixion of Jesus Christ, resurrection of Jesus Christ, Easter
(King James Version
7:14 - (kjv) - "Behold,
a virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son, and shall call His name
1:35 - (kjv) - "...the
Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest
shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall
be born of thee shall be called the Son of God."
4:4 - (kjv) - "But
when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth His
5:24 - (kjv) - Verily,
verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on
him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into
condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
26:49-50 - (kjv) - "And forthwith he came to
Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed Him. And Jesus said unto
him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid
hands on Jesus, and took Him away."
26:55-56 - (kjv) - "In
that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as
against a thief with swords and staves for to take Me? I sat daily
with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on Me. But
all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be
fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook Him, and fled."
26:2 - (kjv) - "Ye know that after two days
is the feast of the Passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be
27:3-10 - (kjv) - "Then
Judas, which had betrayed Him, when he saw that He was condemned,
repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to
the chief priests and elders, Saying, I have sinned in that I have
betrayed innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see
thou to that. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple,
and departed, and went and hanged himself."
the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not
lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price
of blood. And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's
field, to bury strangers in. Wherefore that field was called, The
field of blood, unto this day."
was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying,
And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of Him that
was valued, Whom they of the children of Israel did value; And
gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me."
28:1-10 - (kjv) - In
the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day
of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the
behold there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord
descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the
door, and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning, and his
raiment white as snow:
for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. And
the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I
know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for
He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
And go quickly, and tell His disciples that He is risen from the
dead, and, behold, He goeth before you into Galilee; there shall
ye see Him: lo, I have told you.
they departed quickly from the sepulcher with fear and great joy;
and did run to bring His disciples word. And as they went to tell
His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they
came and held Him by the feet, and worshipped Him."
said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell My brethren that they
go into Galilee, and there shall they see Me.
13:3 - (kjv) - I
tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise
17:30 - (kjv) - At
the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commanded all
men every where to repent:
3:19 - (kjv) - 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
John 1:9 - (kjv) - If we
confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our]
sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
2:5 - (kjv) - Remember
therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the
first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will
remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
2:38 - (kjv) - Then Peter
said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the
name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall
receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Peter 3:9 - (kjv) - The
Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count
slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any
should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
1:15 - (kjv) - And
saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand:
repent ye, and believe the gospel.
Corinthians 7:9 - (kjv) - Now
I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to
repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye
might receive damage by us in nothing.
3:2 - (kjv) - And
saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
2:13 - (kjv) - And rend
your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your
God: for he [is] gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of
great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.
18:8 - (kjv) - If that
nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I
will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.
3:19 - (kjv) - As
many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and
4:17 - (kjv) - From
that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the
kingdom of heaven is at hand.
3:10 - (kjv) - And God saw
their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God
repented of the evil, that he had said he would not do unto them;
and he did [it] not.
20:21 - (kjv) - Testifying
both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God,
and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
8:22 - (kjv) - Repent
therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the
though of thine heart may be forgiven thee.
3:9 - (kjv) - Who
can tell [if] God will turn and repent, and turn away from his
fierce anger, that we perish not?
Timothy 2:25 - (kjv) - In
meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God
peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the
1:4 - (kjv) - John
did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of
repentance for the remission of sins.
12:17 - (kjv) - For ye know
how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he
was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he
sought it carefully with tears.
2:4 - (kjv) - Or despisest
thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering;
not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
26:20 - (kjv) - But
shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and
throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and [then] to the Gentiles,
that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for
3:3 - (kjv) - I
came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
3:3 - (kjv) - And
he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism
of repentance for the remission of sins;
6:12 - (kjv) - And
they went out, and preached that men should repent.
2:7 - (kjv) - When Jesus
heard [it], he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need
of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to to call
the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
27:3 - (kjv) - Then Judas,
which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned,
repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to
the chief priests and elders,
9:13 - (kjv) - But
go ye and learn what [that] meaneth, I will have mercy, and not
sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to
6:50 - (kjv) - This
is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat
thereof, and not die.
6:13 - (kjv) - And
lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine
is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
57:15 - (kjv) - For thus saith
the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name [is]
Holy; I dwell in the high and holy [place], with him also [that
is] of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the
humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
1:23 - (kjv) - For
I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be
with Christ; which is far better:
6:23 - (kjv) - For
the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
6:8 - (kjv) - For he that soweth
to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that
soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
10:10 - (kjv) - But the
LORD [is] the true God, he [is] the living God, and an everlasting
king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall
not be able to abide his indignation.
90:2 - (kjv) - Before
the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the
earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou
72:17 - (kjv) - His
name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as
the sun: and [men] shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call
41:13 - (kjv) - Blessed
[be] the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting.
Amen, and Amen.
5:8 - Blessed
are the pure in heart for they shall see God.
5:12 - Rejoice,
and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so
persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
5:20 - For
I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the
righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case
enter into the kingdom of heaven.
But lay up for yourselves
treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and
where thieves do not break through nor steal.
8:11 - And I say unto you, That
many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with
Abraham and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.
13:30 - Let both grow together until the harvest: and
in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye
together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them:
but gather the wheat into my barn.
13:43 - Then shall the righteous
shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who
hath ears to hear, let him hear.
13:49 - So shall it be at
the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the
wicked from among the just.
18:10 - Take heed that ye despise
not one of these little ones: for I say unto you, That in heaven
their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in
19:21 - Jesus said unto him, If
thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the
poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow
22:30 - For in the resurrection
they neither marry; nor are given in marriage, but are as the
angels of God in heaven.
25:34 - Then shall the King say
unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father,
inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the
25:46 - And these shall go away
into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
10:20 - Notwithstanding in this
rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you, but rather
rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him
shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God.
12:32 - Fear not, little flock;
for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
12:33 - Sell that ye have, and
give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure
in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth,
neither moth corrupteth.
15:6 - And when he cometh home,
he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them,
Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost.
15:7 - I say unto you, that
likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth,
more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no
15:10 - Likewise, I say unto you,
there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner
15:32 - It was meet that we
should make merry, and be glad for this thy brother was dead, and
is alive again, and was lost, and is found.
16:22 - And it came to pass, that
the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's
bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
20:34 - And Jesus answering said
unto them, The child of this world marry, and are given in
20:35 - But they which shall be
accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from
the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:
20:36 - Neither can they die any
more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of
God, being the children of the resurrection.
22:29 - And I appoint unto you a
kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;
22:30 - That ye may eat and drink
at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve
tribes of Israel.
23:43 - And Jesus said unto him,
Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
5:28 - Marvel not at this: for
the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall
hear his voice,
5:28 - And shall come forth; they
that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that
have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
10:28 - And I give unto them
eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man
pluck them out of my hand.
12:26 - If any man serve me, let
him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if
any man serve me, him will my Father honour.
13:26 - Simon Peter said unto
him, Lord, whither goes thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I
go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me
14:2 - In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not
so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and
receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
17:22 - And the glory which thou
gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are
Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me
where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given
me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
7:55 - But he, being full of the
Holy Ghost, look up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of
God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,
7:56 - And said, Behold, I see
the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand
5:17 - For if by one man's
offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive
abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness shall reign in
life by one, Jesus Christ.
Corinthians 5:1 - For we know
that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we
have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in
Corinthians 12:2 - I knew a man
in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot
tell, or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)
such an one caught up to the third heaven.
Corinthians 2:3 - And I knew such
a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell:
Corinthians 2:4 - How that he was
caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is
not lawful for a man to utter.
1:18 - The eyes of your
understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope
of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his
inheritance in the saints,
1:5 - For the hope which is laid
up for you in heaven; whereof ye heard before in the word of the
truth of the gospel;
1:6 - Which is come unto you, as
it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also
in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in
1:12 - Giving thanks unto the
Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance
of the saints in light.
3:4 - When Christ, who is our
life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
Thessalonians 2:12 - That ye
would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and
Thessalonians 4:17 - Then we
which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them
in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever
be with the Lord.
Thessalonians 1:7 - And to
you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall
be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels.
Thessalonians 2:14 - Whereunto he
called you by our gospel, to the obtaining the glory of our Lord
10:34 - For ye had compassion of
me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods,
knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an
11:16 - But now they desire a
better country, that is, an heavenly : wherefore God is not
ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a
12:22 - But ye are come unto
mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly
Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels.
12:23 - To the general assembly
and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to
God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
12:24 - And to Jesus the mediator
of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh
better things than that of Abel.
12:28 - Wherefore we receiving a
kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may
serve God acceptably: with reverence and godly fear.
13:14 - For here have we no
continuing city, but we seek one to come.
Peter 1:4 - To an inheritance
incorruptible, and undefiled; and that fadeth not away, reserved
in heaven for you,
Peter 1:11 - For so an entrance
shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting
kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Peter 3:13 - Nevertheless we,
according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth,
wherein dwelleth righteousness.
2:7 - He that hath an ear, let
him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that
overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the
midst of the paradise of God.
3:21 - To him that overcometh
will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame,
and am set down with my Father in his throne.
4:4 - And round about the throne
were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and
twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment, and they had on
their heads crowns of gold.
5:9 - And they sung a new song,
saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals
thereof for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy
blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.
7:9 - After this I beheld, and,
lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations,
and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne,
and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their
Scriptures verses on Values, morals
Moral & values taught by
6:24 - (kjv) - No man can
serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the
other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.
Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
20:35 - (kjv) - I have shewed you
all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak,
and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is
more blessed to give than to receive.
6:32 - (kjv) - For if ye
love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also
love those than love them.
- (kjv) - Him
that is weak in the faith receive ye [but] not to doubtful
- (kjv) - And
when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that
your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your
- (kjv) - Thou
shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy
people, but thoo shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I [am] the
19:9-10 - (kjv) - And when ye
reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the
corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleanings of
thy harvest. And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither
shall thou gather every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave
them for the poor and stranger: I am the LORD your God.
- (kjv) - Put
on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels
of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering.
Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have
a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of
- (kjv) - All
scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable
for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in
3:1 - (kjv) - If ye then be risen
with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ
sitteth on the right hand of God
(For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you
even weeping, [that they are] the enemies of the cross of Christ:
Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same
things to you, to me indeed [is] not grievous, but for you [it is]
For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor
covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the
kingdom of Christ and of God.
Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one
another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk
worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth,
that shall he also reap.
But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at
nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment
seat of Christ.
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no
power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the
renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and
acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye
present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God,
[which is] your reasonable service.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but
that the world through him might be saved.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him,
They have no wine.
He was not that Light, but [was sent] to bear witness of that
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the
Word was God.
No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one,
and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise
the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying,
Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
1:16 (kjv) - And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom
was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
1:18 (kjv) - Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on the wise: When
as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came
together, we was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
27:22 (kjv) - Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with
Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be
1:1 (kjv) - The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son
12:35 (kjv) - And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the
temple, How say the scribes that Christ is the Son of David?
1:17 (kjv) - For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth
came by Jesus Christ.
(kjv) - And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the
only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
(kjv) But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is
the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life
through his name.
(kjv) Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that
God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord
- Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of
you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye
shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
(kjv) - Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as
I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise
up and walk.
(kjv) - And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached
- Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that
by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom
God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here
before you whole.
(kjv) - And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased
not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.
(kjv) - And when they believed Philip preaching the things
concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they
were baptized, both men and women.
(kjv) - And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart,
thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus
Christ is the Son of God.
(kjv) - And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee
whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately.
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