Lately I have been reeling over how many Christians don't read their Bibles everyday. I have been speaking with friends who trust their priests or Pastors to tell them the Word of God instead of reading it for themselves. Don't they realize that is spiritual food for them? How do they expect to stay close to the Lord and grow in Him without reading His Word and spending time on their knees. Don't they realize that Jesus is coming soon and we need to be ready? When I watch the nightly news it is seeing the prophecy of the Bible coming true before my very eyes. I am saddened at the realization that so many people worship a religion instead of the Lord Jesus Christ. It isn't religion that is going to get you to heaven. It is by having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ! If you knew the freedom and the love that Jesus gives to us I know that you would want it in you life as well.
There are people today worshiping at Universal Church of No Consequences. These churches specialize in having everyone feel good about themselves and others. The goal of this church is to kind of try to be a good person and you’re on your way to heaven. If you’re a drug dealer, a practicing homosexual, a wife beater, thief, liar, fornicator, idol worshiper, God understands because He made you. Responsibility for our actions becomes secondary,and completely non-existent from the list of requirements is accepting Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and as the only true path into Heaven - - as has been clearly written in the Bible. The Bible doesn’t say “try your best to be nice and you’re in,” it says: “I am the way the truth and the light. Only through me will you reach the Kingdom.” It also talks of the great love God has for all of us and doesn't want even one to perish.
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Jesus took on all of our sins at the cross and without that cross there can be no salvation. I was absolutely mortified when I saw that Georgetown University (A major Catholic University) covered the cross of Christ when President Obama spoke there. As a "Christian" university they never ever should have removed the precious cross of Jesus Christ to placate President Obama. Shame on you Georgetown! What kind of an example are you setting for your students?! Keep your eyes open people, watch for other churches to remove their crosses from their churches to become more politically correct and a part of that new Universal Church of No Consequences. If you happen to go to a church that removes the cross of Christ RUN as fast as you can away from it! That cross is what opened up heaven to us all. Without that cross of Jesus Christ, His death and His Resurrection, we have nothing. Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to heaven accept no substitute.
Also, don't be afraid to share the love of Jesus Christ. Ask The Holy Spirit to help you to witness to people about Jesus and His great love. You never know who you will affect when you share the love of Jesus. I met a precious woman here on my blog who was a great Jewish girl. Her name was Mathilda Goldenstein and I will never forget her and I will miss her more than words can say. She told me that she was coming to believe that Yeshua (Jesus) was the Messiah. A couple of days after reading my last blog she was struck by a car and died. Her son Matthew wrote me to tell me of her death and that on her death bed she was saying her Hebrew prayer and saw Yaweh and Yeshua seconds before dying. Mathilda is in heaven and someday I am going to get to see her! Don't take one second that you have here on earth for granted because it can all be taken away from you in a moment in a twinkling of an eye.
If you want a new life in Christ Jesus, all you have to do is ask Him into your heart today. Simply pray this: Jesus I want my life to change. Please come into my heart and change my life. I repent of my sins and I ask for your forgiveness. In Jesus name, Amen. If you prayed this, The angels in heaven are rejoicing! Please get a Bible and begin reading in the Gospel of John. Find a church that is Bible based and start rejoicing in the Lord! :)There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.”
Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”
Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”' John 3:1-8