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GOD IS SECOND TO NONE; SERVE HIM – Ezekiel

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As Believers, We Must Put God First Before Anything

(Passage: Ezekiel 23)

God labeled the Israelites “The harlots” for practicing idolatry. The people would face some consequences for their actions unless they repent. Jehovah handpicked Prophet Ezekiel as a talking point and warned the Israelites,

“Therefore, Oholibah, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will stir up your lovers against you, those you turned away from in disgust, and I will bring them against you from every side” (Ezekiel 23:22 NIV).

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God Will Not Share His Position With Anyone

Christians are not allowed to serve two masters. We are required to serve God alone! No child of God should compare his/her Creator with any other deity. Jehovah is God, and He is the only deity that humanity must serve. Meanwhile, idol worship is not limited to bowing down to images only. An idol may appear in the form of material, money, people, and others. In fact, anything that takes the place of God in our heart is an idol!

A smartphone, laptop, and pocket-book may become an idol. If care is not taken, a person’s wife, husband, and/or a child can become an idol. Nothing must take over God’s position in our hearts.

Anyone who claims to be God’s child must ensure that he/she has an undivided attention when it comes to serving God. It is important to emphasize that history has proven that God detests idolatry more than any other form of sin. The Creator has gone an extra mile to prove his point in ancient times; He has wiped out nations and disowned his own children for the sake. He can do the worse again! Therefore, as Christians, we ought to fear God and give him due honor with full (and undistracted) Worship.

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Prayer For Strength To Serve God

Dear God, please help me to give you an undivided attention, so that you can be happy with me always. Do not let me be trapped in idol worship of any form. Please forgive my past sins of idolatry; help me to stop whatever may be claiming rivalry with you in my life. Let me start to serve you with full devotion, so that you can be pleased to shower your grace and goodness on my life, now and always! For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my requests. Amen.

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JESUS CHRIST WILL COME WITHOUT A NOTICE – Luke

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True Believers Must Prepare For The Second Coming Of Jesus

Jesus Christ compared his second coming to the time of Noah when all things appeared to be going on smoothly until the flood came unexpectedly to wipe out the people of first generation. People failed to heed to Noah’s message heralding God’s warning that people must repent of their sins. God was provoked and destroyed everyone, except the family of Noah who responded to his warning. A great flood overtook the earth and everyone died! Jesus warned the people of the present generation to learn this important lesson of repentance and confess their faith in him. Jesus said,

“Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all. “It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all. “It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed” (Luke 17:26-30).

Only Believers In Jesus Christ Will Be Saved

Jesus Christ will return to earth when people have least expected. Christ will rapture his saints to heaven and condemn the unbelievers to hell fire. The left-behind-people will live under the mercy of Satan (The most wicked creature in existence!)

Satan, who is also known as the devil, will torment the sinners in hell fire. However, the raptured believers will be with Christ in heaven to enjoy an everlasting peace and joy. Therefore, all people are encouraged to declare their faith in Jesus Christ in order to qualify for the rapture.

Jesus Christ is the only deity who is worthy to advocate for sinners on God’s Last Day of Judgment! Christ, who has died for sinners will advocate for people who believe in him; he will exonerate them from the punishment of hell and grant them the passage to heaven. The Savior will declare his saints “Justified” while the unbelievers will languish in hell.

Prayer of Salvation

Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I want to make heaven; I do not want to go to hell fire. Please, I surrender my life to you today; I confess you – Jesus Christ – as my personal Lord and Savior. I declare that I will faithfully serve you for the rest of my life. I believe I am now saved since I have declared you as my personal Lord and Savior. Please keep my name ever written in the book of life. Thank you, Jesus Christ, for your saving grace. Praise God. Amen!

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GOD IS GENEROUS AND ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE – Luke

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Christians Must Realize That God Is The Only Way To Salvation

(Passage: Luke 14)

Jesus Christ compared God to a rich man who was determined to accomplish his goals without accommodating distractions. He narrated the story of the rich man and said,

“Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper” (Luke 14:16-24 KJV).

Only Worthy Christians Will Enter Heaven

There shall be no excuse adequate enough to persuade God to allow unrepentant sinners into heaven. God has opened his arms to all people through his Son Jesus Christ: Anyone who receives Jesus as his or her personal Lord will be accepted to heaven, and anyone who rejects his would be disallowed to enter heaven. Therefore, all people must realize that God’s word is law. He will perform whatever he has determined in his heart. Everyone ought to tremble before God and obey his commandments. We must all yield to God’s offer of salvation sent through Jesus Christ so that we can be saved and enter heaven.


Acceptance Of Jesus Christ

Dear God, I am determined to yield to your invitation of salvation: Today, I (please mention your name here) give my life to Jesus Christ. I accept him as my personal Lord and Savior. I confess my sins and forsake them. From now on, I will serve you, and I will glorify you with every bit of my breath. Please help me to be a worthy Christian and remain qualified for your kingdom. For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my requests. Amen.

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CHRISTIANITY IS NOT EXCLUSIVE TO PERFECT HUMANS – Luke

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Christians Need To Understand That God Sees Everyone Equally

(Passage: Luke 14)

Jesus Christ preached the hardest part of Christianity to his disciples and said,

“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whoever does not bear his cross and come after me cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:26-27).

Salvation Is A Personal Race

Salvation is personal, and it cannot be obtained through collective efforts. Nobody should seek an approval of another fellow before he or she turns to Jesus Christ. God requires everyone on earth to personally accept Jesus Christ, as his or her personal Lord and Savior. Anyone who believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God shall be saved. However, a person who refuses to accept the Lordship of Jesus Christ shall be condemned in hell fire (John 3:18).

Praying For Grace To Be Deeply Rooted In Christ

I understand that salvation is a personal journey; therefore, I confess my faith in Jesus Christ instantly. I accept him as my personal Lord and Savior, and I am determined to serve him throughout the days of my life. I also, confess my sins and repent from them. I ask God to enable me with the ability to remain faithful to him for the rest of my life. For in the name of Jesus Christ, I have prayed. Amen.

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SALVATION IS NOT INHERITED BUT EARNED – Luke

 

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True Christianity Entails Faith In Jesus Christ

(Passage: Luke 13)

Jesus Christ emphasized that the door of his kingdom will not be open to just anyone who claims to be a Christian. The Savior has made it clear that not everyone who calls him, Lord would be allowed to enter heaven, except those who strive hard in their race to eternal life. Jesus said,

“Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able. When once the Master of the house has risen up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open for us,’ and He will answer and say to you, ‘I do not know you, where you are from,’ then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets.’ But He will say, ‘I tell you I do not know you, where you are from. Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity.’ There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves thrust out. They will come from the east and the west, from the north and the south, and sit down in the kingdom of God. And indeed there are last who will be first, and there are first who will be last” (Luke 13:24-30).

Christianity Is A Personal Race

Salvation is easy to describe; It is a means of escape that Jesus Christ offered (with his life) To rescue sinners from the punishments of hell fire. However, a person can only be saved when he/she personally accept Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Hence, it must be conceived that salvation is personal; it cannot be inherited, and it cannot be obtained on behalf of others. An individual must personally confess Jesus Christ and accept him as Lord to be accepted into God’s kingdom.

It is possible for someone to regularly go to church and yet not be saved. No person is awarded salvation through Christian activities – everyone must personally confess his or her faith in Jesus Christ to be saved!

Prayer Of Faith In Jesus Christ

Dear Lord, I believe that Jesus Christ is your Son sent from heaven to save people from the devil; therefore, I profess my faith in him. I confess that Jesus Christ died for my sins, and he rose from the dead to give me eternal life. Hence, I accept him as my personal Lord and Savior. I also confess my sins, and I forsake them. I believe that I am now a born-again Christian, and I promise to faithfully serve God for the rest of my life. Amen.

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GOD’S REIGN IS FOREVER – Hebrews

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The Lord Was, Even Before Existence And It Shall Keep Being So

(Passage: Hebrew 1)

The scriptures revealed the Lordship identity of Jesus Christ: He was not an ordinary human being as some may have presumed. He was God in human form when he came to earth and he still retains the same identity today. It is written,

“But to the Son He says: “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness more than your companions.” And: “You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you remain; and they will all grow old like a garment; like a cloak you will fold them up, and they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will not fail” (Hebrews 1:8-12).

A Genuine Belief In Christ Equals A Reward Of Eternal Life

Jesus Christ is the foundation of faith and the rooftop of salvation. Also, he is the perfection of God’s love. He simplified God’s law and presented it to us in a more relatable form. The Savior laid a royal carpet for us to step on; hence, anyone who confesses him as the Son of God and accept him as his/her personal Savior will be saved!

People of all states should come humbly before Jesus Christ and accept him as Lord. Whoever comes to Jesus Christ will not regret, but will have everlasting life in heaven.

 

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Prayer Of Thanks And Conviction

Dear Jesus, I understand that you are Christ, the Son of God who died for sinners. You sacrificed your life for a poor sinner like me so that I can inherit the gift of eternal life. Since you are so kind to me, I offer my complete life to you; I confess you as my Lord and Savior, and I will serve you for the rest of my life. From now on, I will share the testimony of your goodness to my friends and neighbors. I will proclaim your gospel so that other people can become saved as well. Please help me to stay with my conviction, and keep my promise to you! Amen!

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THE CHRONICLES OF THE PLANET EARTH – Ecclesiastes

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Heaven and Hell Remain the Verdict

(Passage: Ecclesiastes 1)

This present earth planet is temporal. Everything contained in it will not last forever, it will perish someday! One wise preacher in the bible stated,

“I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and indeed, all is vanity and grasping for the wind” (Ecclesiastes 1:14).

Vanity Upon Vanity; Earth Is Vanity!

Anyone whose primary hope is to acquire the earthly riches will someday realize that he (or she) has chased the wind and is worthy to be rewarded with emptiness. The pursuits of success without the consciousness of things of God will make a person miserable and be eternally doomed in hell!

Indeed, earthly materials are temporal and they will all vanish someday. Meanwhile, anyone who desires to inherit the kingdom of God is striving to receive an incorruptible gift of God during a life after death – In Heaven. God’s sons and daughters will forever enjoy his benefits in his kingdom (Revelation 21:1-4).

People who mainly pursue the things of this world without the consciousness of things of God will have themselves to blame on the last day. According to Matthew 25:41, God will pronounce an irreversible judgment on them and cast them to the bottomless pit that is filled with a mixture of fire and sulfur – The hellfire!

Heaven Will Benefit God’s People

Heaven is reserved for people who have the consciousness of God and faithfully serve him. God will reward his worshipers with numerous imperishable benefits in heaven.

To qualify for heaven and enjoy its due benefits, a person must confess Jesus Christ as the Son of God and accept him as his (or her) personal Lord and Savior. The person must also repent of his sins and determine to faithfully serve God for the rest of his life on earth.

Prayer For Your Salvation

Dear God, please count me worthy to inherit your kingdom. Count me among the people that will permanently live in heaven to enjoy your everlasting benefits. I confess my sins and repent from them. I confess Jesus Christ as the Son of God and I accept him as my personal Lord and Savior. From now on, I promise to faithfully serve Jesus Christ. (I believe that I am now a saved, and I’m qualified for heaven!) Thank you God for the saving grace obtained through your Son Jesus Christ my Lord! Amen. => Subscribe here

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SATAN WILL IMPOSE ANTICHRIST SIGN OF 666 – Revelation

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Christians Must Be Vigilant of Antichrist Signs

Satan will impose his evil sign of antichrist on earth inhabitants on the last day. Most people will receive the sign but some will escape it. People who understand the meaning of the antichrist sign will refuse to accept it, thereby have the opportunity to save their souls from the pit of hellfire. The bible stated the number that will symbolize the antichrist destructive exploit as number Six hundred and Sixty Six (or simply noted as 666).

Anyone who refuses to receive the sign of the antichrist 666 will have the name of God to praise in the end since he or she will have the opportunity to gain an access to the kingdom of God. Those who steer clear of the antichrist symbol would be regarded as the martyrs since they may have endured pain and possibly shed their blood as they refute Satanic agents who plant the signs.

The scripture described people who escape the antichrist sign of 666 as champions. The Bible states,

“Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous: seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them the wrath of God is complete. And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God. They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: “Great and marvelous are your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are your ways, O King of the saints! Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. For all nations shall come and worship before you, for your judgments have been manifested” (Revelation 15:1-4).

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People Who Refuse Antichrist Sign Will Make Heaven

Persecution of saints will rise during the period of the end time. Satan and his forces will manipulate people to receive his evil mark of the 666 to signify their qualification for eternal damnation of hell. People who have proper knowledge of the bible and are also sensitive to the evil sign would have an opportunity to reject it. Whoever receives 666 – The mark of the antichrist will miss an opportunity to qualify for the kingdom of God. It is therefore important that Christians be vigilant to safeguard their souls. Each believer must read his or her Bible to understand the significance of the antichrist mark. Christians must also be vigilant and be prayerful to remain fit for God’s kingdom.

Believers in Christ ought not to be afraid of the evil sign of Satan intending to qualify people for hellfire. Since Christians have confessed their faith in Jesus Christ, they have an upper hand over Satan! Christians will experience rapture and be transported to heaven prior to the period that Satan will have an opportunity to enforce everyone to receive his mark of destruction.

Jesus Christ will provide a formidable way of escape for his followers prior to the period of tribulation that Satan will force people to receive his sign. All people ought to align their faith with Jesus Christ since he is the sure way of escape from the forthcoming terrible situation that people will experience. Everyone ought to seriously consider Christ’s salvation and earn the opportunity to qualify for heaven. (Unfortunately, whoever refuses to declare Jesus Christ as his or her Lord and Savior will not qualify for the rapture. The person will miss a pleasant opportunity of inheriting the kingdom of God.)

The sure way to receive the salvation of Jesus Christ is as stated in Romans 10:9-10, “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

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Prayer to Escape Sign 666

Dear God, please save me from the evil sign of the antichrist that Satan will impose on people to waste their souls in hellfire! Please count me worthy of your eternal kingdom. I clearly understand that Jesus Christ provides a sure way of salvation for everyone; whoever confess him as Lord will be saved. Therefore, I confess Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior. I give my complete life to Jesus Christ and I promise to keep serving him for the rest of my life. Please keep me fit for your eternal kingdom! For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen. => Subscribe here

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JESUS CHRIST LIVED BEFORE MANGER – John

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Jesus Christ was in Existence before His Manger Birth

(Passage: John 1)

 Jesus Christ the Son of God has been in existence before Mary physically gave birth to him at the manger. He was in existence before the creation of the earth. In fact, Christ witnessed inception of the earth, and he also played a part in its creation.

The scripture attested,

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and nothing was made without him. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it” (John 1:1-5).

Lesson on the Birth of Jesus Christ and Earth Creation

The life of Jesus Christ did not begin at the manger when Mary gave birth to him. He was the breath of God that made earth creation happened.

It is virtually impossible to separate Jesus Christ from God. He is the breath of God – the voice of God. Jesus was God’s utterance used for the creation of the earth – the Word of God.

Earthly people may consider Jesus Christ as the Son of God, but he is indeed God in human flesh. It is impossible to separate him from God.

Jesus Christ cannot be separated from God, just as a person’s voice cannot be separated from him. In short, Jesus is God! All things were made through him, and nothing else was made without him! Hence, humanity is to declare the Lordship of Jesus Christ and accept him as their Savior.

The condition of receiving the salvation of Jesus Christ is to confess him as the Son of God (God in human flesh). The Bible declares,

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved” Romans 10:9-10.

Application Prayer

Pray to Accept the Lordship of Jesus Christ

Dear Jesus Christ, I understand that you have been in existence before the creation of the earth. You are Christ the Son of God! You are God in human flesh! I declare you as my personal Lord and Savior. I yield my complete life to you, and I will faithfully serve you throughout the days of my life. Please write my name in the book of life, and keep me heavenly worthy. For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

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THE JUDGMENT OF GOD COMES – Joel

 

 

Christians to Proclaim God’s Salvation

(Passage: Joel 2)

God requires Christians to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ without hesitation. They must inform people about Jesus’ gift of salvation, and also enlighten people of God’s punishment that would come on unrepentant sinners.

God stated through his prophet,

“Blow the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; for the day of the Lord is coming, for it is at hand” (Joel 2:1).

 

Consequences of Heaven or Hell

Gospel must be preached with all seriousness stating the consequences that would follow adamant sinners. That is, a call to repentant action must include a serious tone that will warn everyone to live up to God’s standard stating: This present world will remain a temporal home for all people. Everyone will migrate from here to a permanent destination. However, not all people will end at the same place. Some people will end up in heaven while others end up in hell. People who would be qualified for heaven are those that have confessed their faith in Jesus Christ. They are people who have accepted Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. Unbelievers will end up in hell fire where there shall be everlasting torment (Matthew 25:41). Hence, anyone who is yet to establish a good relationship with Jesus Christ should not hesitate. He/she should not hesitate but take an important step of salvation before it is too late.

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Prayer of Grace to Spread the Gospel

Dear God, please empower me to ceaselessly proclaim your gospel to grant unbelievers their opportunity of salvation. As I preach your word, please grant people receptive mind to repent from their sins. Convict people to receive the salvation of your Son Jesus Christ so that they can be saved. Please let your kingdom work prosper in my hands, and also keep me worthy of your eternal kingdom. For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

 

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