Prophecy Being Fulfilled

Iran Receives Pushback from Moscow as Tehran Shifts Military Focus to Damascus


Exactly as predicted in the Bible. All the events are coming together at the same time. Israel became a nation in 1948. Israel reclaimed Jerusalem in 1967. Israel began training and preparing the tools, utensils, priests and artifacts for the third temple in the 1980’s and are now ready to build the temple. The re-formed Sanhedrin (a group of religious leaders that hasn’t been around for almost 2,000 years) dedicated the temple altar in December of last year. Russia, Turkey, Syria, Iran and Sudan all poised and ready to attack Israel (Ezekiel 38 & 39). The Bible prophesies about Damascus being destroyed in one night, becoming “a ruinous heap”. Iran is currently setting up a command center for military operations against Israel in the city of Damascus. Another event is the globalization of the world. One world government, currency and religion. That is being pushed forward on a daily basis with a plan even laid out by the United Nations on their website for global sustainability and community labeled Agenda 2030. Other signs that Jesus spoke about increasing in frequency and intensity are earthquakes in various places, famine, pestilence, and wars and rumors of wars. The signs of the end folks. They are coming together with increased intensity and frequency and all the right regions and events are coming together exactly as the Bible predicted.

Take this for what you will but it’s pretty amazing that everything, seemingly all separate events are coming together at the same time after Israel is reborn as a nation. That event was the set up and kickoff to all of this. If you don’t believe it, look into it and compare for yourself. Things are falling into place perfectly. It’s way too much and exact to all be coincidence. God gave us signs for a reason, so we would know what to look for, and what He gave us to look for is all happening right before our eyes.

If you’re not sure about your relationship with Jesus Christ, be sure today. Make sure you are saved. You do not want to be on the wrong side of things when this all goes down.

Is There an Afterlife?

Revelation 20:11-15 NKJV[11] Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. [12] And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. [13] The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. [14] Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. [15] And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.

Is your name written in the Book of Life?

Romans 3:23-24 NKJV

[23] for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, [24] being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

Jesus Christ is the only one who can save us from our sins and eternal death in the lake of fire.

1 Timothy 2:5 NKJV

[5] For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,

John 14:6 NKJV

[6] Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

John 3:16-18 NKJV

[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. [17] For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. [18] “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

2 Corinthians 5:21 NKJV

[21] For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

1 John 1:8-9 NKJV

[8] If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. [9] If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Acts 16:30-31 NKJV

[30] And he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” [31] So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

Matthew 16:24-26 NKJV

[24] Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. [25] For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. [26] For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

John 6:37 NKJV

[37] All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.

Matthew 7:21-23 NKJV

[21] “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. [22] Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ [23] And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

We have all sinned. We must acknowledge, confess that we have sinned against God. We must believe in the Lord Jesus Christ because He is Lord and God and the only one who has died for our sins. Then He rose from the dead to prove it, victorious over sin and death on our behalf. Believing in the Lord Jesus Christ means believing He is Lord, surrendering to Him as Lord and following Him as Lord. We are saved from our sins by faith and repentance, not of anything we can do to earn His grace and mercy and salvation. We are saved by faith in Him alone. But, our faith is made evident by our surrender to Him and the work He does in our lives to change us into the disciples He calls us to be. The Bible says there will be results of your salvation and evidence of your faith lived out as the Holy Spirit works in your heart.

Without Jesus, we are still in our sins. Through faith and surrender to the Lord Jesus Christ our sins are forgiven and we pass from spiritual death, eternal death in the lake of fire to eternal life. We are born again of the Spirit. We are made new. We are set free from sin and death and have life eternally and abundantly, secure in our God.

As it is written, all who’s names we’re not found in book of life were cast into the lake of fire. In the gospels Jesus describes it as everlasting punishment and torment, outer darkness, a lake of fire, where there will weeping and gnashing of teeth. Utter torment and hopelessness for eternity. Eternal consequences for sinning against the holiness of the eternal God. But in His perfect love for us He has provided a way for us to be saved from His judgement upon sin. The Lord Jesus Christ who took our place on the cross. 

Be saved by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ today and watch the amazing work He will do in and through your life. 

2 Corinthians 5:20 NKJV

[20] Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.

Do All “Christians” Go To Heaven?

Matthew 7:21 NKJV[21] “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.

2 Corinthians 13:5 NKJV [5] Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?-unless indeed you are disqualified.

“Christian” has become a label for anyone who has knowledge of God or anyone who just doesn’t identify with any other religion. I’ve even seen Christian/Other listed on forms where they ask about faith or belief. As we see in the verses above, not everyone who identifies themselves as a Christian is a true follower of Jesus Christ as Lord. Christian in the true sense means you are a committed, born again follower of Jesus Christ and surrendered to Him as your Lord over your life and everything you do. Not perfectly of course, but your life has definite evidence of death to your old self and that you are a new creation by faith,trusting in Jesus Christ as God and Lord. 

2 Corinthians 5:17-18 NKJV [17] Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. [18] Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation,

Are you sure you are saved? Are you sure Jesus Christ is your Lord and your Savior? Is there evidence of true faith and surrender to Jesus Christ as He changes your life? Is there conflict between the sinful ways of this world and your soul, or are you at peace with your daily life without considering what the Lord wants to do in and through you? 

There is a huge difference between believing in Jesus Christ and following Him as Lord.

Please listen to this message in which Pastor Jack Hibbs really drives the point home. Are you truly saved in the Lord Jesus Christ?

Please listen to this today. Your eternity literally depends on the true answer to the test listed above in 2 Corinthians 13:5.

May God speak to your heart that you would know if you are truly “in the faith.” Whether you are or not. Please be sure today that you are saved either by realizing you are in the faith or you bow your heart in true surrender to Him today. Make sure today that your salvation is secure in Him.

I love each and every one of you that this is going out to. I want to see you in heaven and my heart breaks for those who will spend eternity in hell because they have rejected God’s only way of salvation. The Way, The Truth and The Life, He is the ONLY way to be saved from sin and eternal death and be reconciled to God. Jesus Christ!

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False Sense of Eternal Security

I heard someone say on the radio today that the way to be saved is repent and receive Jesus’ free gift of salvation.

That is true, however it leaves out a BIG part of the gospel. Sadly, a lot of people are living their lives under a false sense of security. They are thinking they’re saved when they aren’t. 

“I believe Jesus is the Son of God and that He rose from the dead. I believe He is the only way to heaven.”

That’s awesome, so does Satan and the demons. In fact, they know the whole story real well and are even more sure of those facts than you are. 

What else you got?

“Well I said the sinners prayer at an altar call.”

Okay, you repeated some words that a pastor was saying as he lead you in this prayer.

What else ya got?

The real question here is this. Is Jesus Christ your Lord? Do you deny yourself, your plans, your hopes, your dreams, your desires and put Him as King above everything in your life? Is He Lord, King and God over your life and over everything you do? Does the Spirit convict you of your sins bringing you to repentance when you mess up? Is there spiritual fruit in your life that shows evidence of your faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord. 

Or have you gone on living as you always have with no conviction, no battle between your flesh and spirit, no regard for what God wants for you or from you, no interest or pull toward the things of God, no change in behavior as the Spirit works in and through your life to make you more like Christ…..a CHRISTian?

So many people want Him as their savior but haven’t surrendered to Him as Lord. They are walking around under a false sense of eternal security because of what they KNOW theologically and a prayer they said once at an event instead of true humble faith and surrender to the Lord Jesus Christ. 

The Bible is clear that we are saved by faith in Jesus Christ. It is also clear that if that faith doesn’t result in a surrendered life to Jesus Christ as Lord and King and spiritual growth (by that I mean biblical spiritual growth), then your faith is dead and useless. All you have is theological knowledge.

Matthew 7:21-23 NKJV

[21] “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. [22] Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ [23] And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

James 2:19-20 NKJV

[19] You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe-and tremble! [20] But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?

Matthew 16:24-26 NKJV

[24] Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. [25] For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. [26] For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

John 3:3 NKJV

[3] Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Galatians 5:16-18 NKJV

[16] I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. [17] For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. [18] But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

Romans 12:1-2 NKJV

[1] I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. [2] And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

You’re Not One of Those “Born Agains” Are You???

People mockingly say, “You’re not one of those born agains are you?” 

Or they say, “Well yeah I’m a Christian but I’m not one of those crazy born agains.”

John 3:3 NKJV [3] Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Matthew 16:24-26 NKJV [24] Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. [25] For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. [26] For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

We can’t rely on our belief to save us if that belief has not lead to the denial of ourselves and the surrender to Him as Lord. Not just the acknowledgement that He is Lord, but surrender. He must be Lord over our lives and everything we do. 

James 2:19-20 NKJV [19] You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe-and tremble! [20] But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?

The demons know who Jesus is. They know all about the Bible and believe and know every Word as truth. They’re still condemned to hell because they have rejected Him as their Lord and rebelled against Him. 

A question we all need to ask ourselves is, do we have demon faith, or true surrendered faith?

Jesus says in Matthew 7 that not all who say to Him, “Lord, Lord” will enter the kingdom of heaven but those who do the will of His Father in Heaven. 

The Bible is clear in Romans 3 and many other passages that we are saved by faith alone. But it is also perfectly clear that the faith we rely on for our salvation must have substance to it. We must be surrendered to Him AS Lord! That means we humbly bend our will to His. We obey Him. He is Lord and we follow and obey His commands as such.

Jesus Himself is perfectly clear. If He is to be our savior, He must be our Lord. If He’s not truly your Lord, He cannot be your savior. You can’t get to heaven without being reconciled to God and you can’t be reconciled to God without Jesus and you can’t follow Jesus as Lord without first coming to Him in repentance and surrendering to Him as Lord and God over your life. 

John 14:6 NKJV [6] Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

I’m not writing this to pick on or pass judgement on anyone. I am writing this as a warning to those who may think they are saved and are not because of a shallow religious belief or a prayer they said at an altar call but have not really surrendered their will to the obedient following of Jesus Christ whom they call Lord. 

We are definitely in the last days here folks and it’s time to take stock of our faith and make sure it’s true. 

2 Corinthians 13:5 NKJV [5] Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?-unless indeed you are disqualified.

Take this seriously. The Lord could call His church home at any moment or you could pass into eternity at any moment by death. 

Are you sure you are ready???

If you’re not “one of those born agains”, you better become one through true faith in Jesus Christ.

The Word of God

2 Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV

[16] All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, [17] that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
How can we possibly hope to live our lives without the Word of God?
It IS our life for in it are the Words of eternal life. In it is the nourishment for our souls, the encouragement and guidance for our steps and service to God, and our weapons for defeating the enemy and temptation, and the gospel for reaching other souls to rescue them from the pit of hell. 
It is above all the most important possession we could possibly have on earth second only to the indwelling of the Holy Spirit which really go hand in hand.
And how often we let it sit idly on the nightstand as the distractions of life creep in as if it were some common boon. Oh how we need to make a conscious and deliberate effort to spend time with God in His Word, daily. 
Lord help us not to treat your Word as common but as our most valued possession. Help us to dig through it as if we were searching for treasures more precious than gold. Because they are. Thank you for your Word Lord. In Jesus our Lord we pray, AMEN!

Surrender to Find True Freedom

Whatever your past, whatever sin you struggle with, whatever you’re facing or dealing with, just bow your heart, lift it all up to Jesus and put your faith and trust in Him. He promises to give you a spirit of peace and joy. He will guide and direct your path. Just humble yourself, turn from sin and turn to Him today. He will give you new life. Life everlasting. Follow Him in obedience and when you stumble or fall in your weak moments, trust in His grace and mercy. His grace is not a license to sin, but it is His promise of forgiveness when we come to Him in humble surrender. 
He calls us to repent, deny ourselves, die to sin and follow Him. It is only in death to ourselves and surrender to Him as our Lord and God that we find true life. 
Proverbs 3:5-7 NKJV

[5] Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; [6] In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. [7] Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil.