SINS WILL BE PUNISHED
You reap what you sow
by: Pastor Max
John 3:4 - (kjv) -
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin
is the transgression of the law.
REAP WHAT YOU SOW & YOUR SINS WILL BE PUNISHED
ancient Jew, Saul of Tarsas gave us some good advice in the New Testament:
"Be not deceived, God is not mocked: whatsoever a man soweth, that
shall he reap." (Galatians 6:7)
the wages of sin (is) death: but the gift of God is eternal life through
Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23)
BYRON'S WORDS OF WARNING - You reap what you sow - your sins will be
thorns of the tree that I have planted, have reaped me: and I have
bled. I should have known that such fruit would have sprung, from
such a seed. - Lord Byron
is always better than foresight, and the pride of experience is often very
costly. Lord Byron must have written out of personal experience, in
order to drive home such a powerful message in so few words. Lord
Byron realized that he was reaping what he sowed.
people is both lament, a sign of regret and a confession of a reckless,
foolish and willful act.
Byron's poem is more than that. It is an admonition and warning to
others who might make the same mistakes, watch what you do, be careful
what you reap in life, because you will show it in the end,
makes a lot of sense. Too bad he could not have got through to
Sigmund Freud before the he put together his harmful 'psycho analysis'
package and before he hooked on the merits of cocaine use among
professionals and others.
BLAME OTHER PEOPLE
Byron could have gotten his message of 'you reap what you sow' across to
Sigmund Freud, we possibly wouldn't today have an entire generation
blaming other people for their problems, which in many cases are self
inflicted. These people are reaping what they sowed. They are
reaping the rewards of a negative life style. They are reaping the
rewards of bad decisions and a destructive lifestyle.
EASY TO BLAME OTHERS FOR YOUR PROBLEMS
not deceived, God is not mocked; whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he
so easy to blame it on George or Mary, when in fact, 'it's not my brother
or my sister, but it's me, O Lord, that's standing in the need of prayer.'
HENRY TRUMAN SAID 'the buck stops here'.
Byron's choice in words is so notable: 'The thorns of the tree that I have
planted, have reaped me!'.
Byron takes full responsibility for his own actions. And the thorns
he does not reap the thorns, although he often say, 'You'll reap what you
Byron brings home even more powerfully - 'The
results of your wrong doing will follow you, track you down and punish
you. Your sins will be punished. You will reap what you sow.'
is an old saying, 'You've made your bed; now you must sleep in it.'
you don't believe that promiscuity brings punishment, ask the homosexual
who frequented gay bars and is now dying with AIDS. If you don't
believe that you 'reap what you sow', ask the promiscuous swinger who
"slept around" and now has genital herpes or the teenager who
has to sell her body to satisfy the craving in her veins and the demands
of an "evil pimp".
Evans celebrated his 109th birthday in 1986, receiving hundreds of
congratulatory greetings - among those one signed Elizabeth R.
interviewed on BBC Television as to the secret of his longevity, the
Welshman stated. "I never drank alcohol or smoked and I don't
swear." His mind was clear as a well, his speech impeccable and
his manner polite.
I tried to analyze the weight of his words, I suddenly realized the
greatness of his philosophy. Its not smart to smoke, its not smart to
drink alcohol and its not smart to swear.
NOT SMART TO SMOKE
I was a teenager, it was smart to SMOKE; teachers, doctors, liberal
clergymen, politicians and farmers smoked. Only prudes and religious
evangelicals didn'T smoke. Many athletes smoked. I must
confess that when I won the Saskatchewan title for the half mile, I had
cigarettes in my locker.
have certainly changed in the past 5 decades. Now, if you are a
smoker, people shun you. You're considered an air polluter, a safety
hazard and a poor insurance risk.
if you continue smoking, the odds are good that the local undertaker will
have your name on his files before long.
DO REAP WHAT YOU SOW
sad, but Byron warned us - didn't he? "I should have known that such
fruit would have sprung from such a seed."
is a scourge in our land. Even though it still seems popular to drink
socially, the cost to our society is enormous. Thousands of highway
deaths through alcohol related accidents, millions of dollars spent on
welfare due to broken marriages, as well as the poor job performance
of the "half man."
DO PEOPLE SWEAR?
took me a while to figure out that one. Why do people swear?
Some people swear because they have a poor vocabulary and use oaths as a
fill in. Others think they are macho or wit it when they swear, and
it gives them a sense of authority.
people, however, swear because they are frustrated, any, jealous or
bitter. And all these contribute to ulcers, heart trouble, insomnia, high
blood pressure and death.
we forgotten the 3rd commandment that states: "Thou shalt not take
the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him
guiltless that taketh His name in vain." (Exodus 20:7)
DOES IT MEAN TO TAKE THE LORD'S NAME IN VAIN?
you use the name of God, the Lord or Jesus Christ in any way as a negative
such as in swearing, cursing and damning people, you are take the Lord's
name in vain. The Lord's name is Holy and is to be used only in
prayer, praise or speaking of the Lord.
LORD WILL NOT FIND YOU GUILTLESS FOR TAKING HIS NAME IN VAIN
you use the Lord's name in vain you are breaking this commandment. (Exodus
20:7) No wonder so many people struggle through life with a host of
problems, setbacks, tragedies and turmoil, when they constantly curse and
swear. If you break this commandment you will reap what you sow.
that ancient Jew, Saul of Tarsus gave us some good advice in the New
Testament. "Be not deceived. God is not mocked:
whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he reap". (Galatians 6:7)
Bible says, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of
God." (Romans 3:23) The truth of the matter is that we have all
sinned. "For the wages of sin (is) death; but the gift of God
is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23)
are all guilt and we have all sinned, but there is good news. Jesus
Christ died for the ungodly. He took our place and paid our
penalty. YOUR SINS CAN BE FORGIVEN. Jesus Christ is willing to
forgive your sins and set you free. You will no longer continue to
live a life of sin.
when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the
ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet
peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God
commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ
died for us. Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we
shall be saved from wrath through Him. " (Romans 5:6-9)
seems to me that Evans, Byron and St. Paul must have got their good advice
from the same source.
MUST I DO TO BE SAVED?
may say, "That well and good for them, but WHAT ABOUT ME? What
should I do to change my unhappy and sinful lifestyle? What do I
need to do in order to get some meaning in my life"?
Jesus Christ has the power to transform any life, including yours, my
friend. The good news is that you can change the course of your
life, you can reap good things, so that you sow good things. You can
change the patterns of your life and in doing so, what you reap will be
positive, good things - instead of bad, negative results.
approach God our Heavenly Father in prayer in the Name of His Son, Jesus
Christ and He will forgive you and give you Eternal Life and something to
Bible says, "If any man (person) be in Christ Jesus he is a new
creation. Old things are passed away, all things become new."
(2 Corinthians 5:17)
remember that God loves you and desires to give you fulfillment, peace,
joy and happiness.
DIED FOR YOU
1 ~JESUS CHRIST LOVES YOU
No more beautiful words
were ever spoken by men or angels than these, “I know God loves me!”
Praise God. Say these precious words and believe them and you will see
what a change will be affected within your life.
2 ~JESUS CHRIST KNOWS ALL ABOUT YOU
“For the eyes of the Lord
run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the
behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.” (2 Chronicles 16:9)
“Tis so sweet to trust in
Jesus, just to take Him as His word; Just to rest up on His promise; Just
to know, “Thus saith the Lord”.
In every situation of life
God knows about you during every trial, heartbreak and discouragement. In
the temptations and struggles of life Jesus knows about us and makes a way
of escape. (1 Corinthians 10:13) He knows and He is ready to help - Say it
to yourself, “God knows about my existence and loves me - His eyes are
upon me and I know everything will be alright”.
NO. 3 ~
JESUS CHRIST CARES ABOUT YOU
“Casting all your care
upon Him, for He careth for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)
Life often seems like a rat
race with dog eat dog and whoever gets in first gets what he needs and
whoever gets in last misses everything. People can often be hardhearted
and cruel - circumstances and situations can make life almost unbearable
and many times Satan has filled peoples’ hearts and minds with such
tremendous disillusionment and depression that they have in utter
hopelessness taken their own lives.
The hymn writer penned the
words, “What a Friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and grief's to
bear! What a privilege to carry Everything to God in prayer!” I am
thrilled with the great news of God’s love every time I hear it - that
He loves me, knows all about me and that He cares about me - my
difficulties and my needs. Thank God “He knows and He cares”! Praise
God! Say it to yourself - “I know God cares about me and will help
NO. 4 ~
JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR YOU
“But God commendeth His
love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
“Oh love of God so rich
and pure, so measureless and strong. It shall forever more endure, the
saints and angels song."
You can give without loving
but you cannot love without giving. No wonder the Apostle John wrote,
“We love Him because He first loved us”. There is a word that is
seldom used in today’s world but one which is probably one of the most
powerful in our vocabulary. It is the word “Apodeictic” and it means
“Evident beyond contradictions”. It is one of my foremost words
because it relates to the gospel and to Christ our wonderful Lord. When
you speak about God, His power, His words, His promises, His grace, His
goodness and His mercy and love - the word Apodictic covers them all.
Contradiction! His existence is so real that only a fool could try to
contradict the fact. No wonder the Bible says, “The fool hath said in
his heart, There is no God”. (Psalm 14:1)
THE LOVE OF GOD IS
APODICTIC - EVIDENT BEYOND CONTRADICTION - CALVARY PROVED THAT
“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)
“A rugged cross, became
His throne. His kingdom was in hearts alone. He wrote His love in crimson
red, And wore the thorns upon His head.” Praise God. What a wonderful
Saviour. He died that we might live - that is real love and no one can
He died for me and He died
for you - Say it to yourself, “Jesus Christ actually died for me in
order to save me”.
NO. 5 ~
JESUS CHRIST AROSE FROM THE DEAD AND WILL HELP YOU TODAY
A dead man has no power to
help anyone - He cannot even help himself! That is why so many traditional
churches and nominal Christians receive no answers to their prayers and
have no victory in their lives. They believe in and worship a dead Christ.
They wear crucifixes that have a resemblance of Christ, dead on the cross.
Beloved friends, the cross is empty - Jesus Christ is alive for evermore
with all power at His disposal.
He has the power to set His
children free from every bondage and situation in which we find ourselves
that is embarrassing, improper, humiliating and painful.
“Lo behold the man of
sorrow, lo behold Him in plain view. There He stands that mighty
conqueror, since He rent the veil in two."
“I serve a risen Saviour,
He’s in the world today; I know that He is living, whatever men may say;
I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer and just the time I
need Him, He’s always near. He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives
today. He walks with me and talks with me, along life’s narrow way. You
ask me how I know He lives, He lives within my heart.” Hallelujah.
The very essence of
Christianity, the heart of the gospel and the foundation truth of the
church is that Jesus Christ, God’s Son died upon a cross for our sins
and that He was raised from the dead on the third day for our
Justification! (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
Of all religions only
Christianity can boast a resurrection and only Christ is a Saviour, for He
only is Alive Forevermore. Praise His Name.
THE ONLY WAY
No wonder Peter said,
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name
under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved”. (Acts 4:12)
Why? Because the name of a
dead man can save no one but Jesus is not dead HE IS ALIVE FOREVERMORE!
Hallelujah. His entire ministry while upon this earth revolved around
preaching the gospel, healing the sick, forgiving the sinful, restoring
the diseased back to health, feeding the hungry and raising the dead.
He was crucified His ministry came to an end abruptly - until 50 days
later - after He had risen from the dead and spent 40 days with His
disciples He ascended into heaven and poured out upon His followers the
“Baptism of the Holy Ghost.” (Acts 1:4-8; 2:1-4) Then His ministry
continued greater than ever through those who believed upon Him - The
blind saw, the deaf heard, the lame walked, the dead were raised and the
gospel was preached to multitudes.
“Now Peter and John went
up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.
And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they
laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask
alms of them that entered into the temple; Who seeing Peter and John about
to go into the temple asked an alms.
And Peter, fastening his eyes upon
him with John, said, Look on us. And he gave heed unto them, expecting to
receive something of them. 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. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up:
and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. And he leaping
up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and
leaping and praising God.” (Acts 3:1-9)
“And by the hands of the
apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they
were all with one accord in Solomon's porch. And of the rest durst no man
join himself to them: but the people magnified them. And believers were
the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.)
“Insomuch that they
brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and
couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow
some of them. There came also a multitude out of the cities round about
unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with
unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.” (Acts 5:12-16)
It is evident the Book of
Acts is a continuation of the ministry of Jesus Christ through His
followers by the power of the Holy Spirit, and that it is God’s will for
His power to continue to bring blessing and healing to His people in every
generation until the church age is over and Christ sets up His kingdom and
ushers in the millennium -
Notice His words to all who believe, “And he
said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every
creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that
believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that
believe, In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new
tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing,
it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall
recover”. (Mark 16:15-18)
The Holy Bible says,
“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. For the promise is unto you, and to your
children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God
shall call.” (Acts 2:38-39)
If you are called, you are
saved and if you are saved, the baptism of the Holy Ghost and power is for
you! Again see what St. James writes to the church, “Is any sick among
you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over
him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: and the prayer of
faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have
committed sins, they shall be forgiven him”. (James 5:14,15)
SCRIPTURE CANNOT BE BROKEN
Now in closing let us see
what Jesus Himself said concerning praying and receiving an answer....
“Ask, and it shall be
given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto
you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and
to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” (Matthew 7:7,8)
“Believe me that I am in
the Father, and the Father in Me: or else believe Me for the very works'
sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me, the works
that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do;
because I go unto My Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that
will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask
any thing in My name, I will do it.” (John 14:11-14)
“Jesus said unto him, If
thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.”
“Again I say unto you,
That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they
shall ask, it shall be done for them of My Father which is in heaven.”
“If ye abide in Me, and
My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done
unto you.” (John 15:7)
My beloved friend, Jesus
Christ is indeed alive and waiting to hear from you. If you will accept
Him as your personal Saviour and trust in Him you will definitely receive
answers to your prayers and the assurance that all is well with your soul,
for He has promised and guaranteed you that His word is true and the
scripture cannot be broken. (John 10:35)
Scriptures Verses on SIN & JUDGMENT (King
10:30-31 - (kjv) -
"I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord
shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into
the hands of the living God."
3:18 - (kjv) -
"He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that
believed not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the
name of the only begotten Son of God.
John 1:9 - (kjv) -
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins, and
to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
John 3:4 - (kjv) -
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the
transgression of the law.
3:28-29 - (kjv) -
"Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of
men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: Nut he
that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is
in danger of eternal damnation.
10:26 - (kjv) - For
if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth,
there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins.
John 5:16 - (kjv) -
If any man sees his brother sin a sin [which is] not unto death, he shall
ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death.
There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.
28:13 - (kjv) -
"He that confesseth and forsaketh his sin shall have mercy,
but he that covereth his sin shall not prosper.
John 1:7 - (kjv) -
But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one
with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all
59:2 - (kjv) - But
your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins
have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
3:23 - (kjv)
- "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"
- (kjv) - "If
ye love me, keep my commandments"
- (kjv) - "And
said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God,
and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his
commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases
upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I AM the LORD that
- (kjv) - The
wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus
Christ our Lord.
John 2:3-4 -
(kjv) - And
hereby we do know that we know him, of we keep his commandments. He
that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and
the truth is not in him."
(kjv) - Who
forgiveth all thine iniquies; who healeth all thy diseases,
(kjv) - The
soul that sinneth, it shall die.
John 1:2 -
(kjv) - Beloved,
I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as
thy soul prospereth.
John 5:14-15 -
(kjv) - And
this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing
according to his will, he heareth us: .. And if we know that he hear us,
whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of
(kjv) - For
it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good
He that spared not his own
Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also
freely give us all things?
- (kjv) -
For I will restore health unto thee, and I
will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD: because they called thee an
Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.
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