Thief On The Cross. Nothing religious was done by the thief. He merely (1) confessed his sinfulness, and (2) acknowledged Jesus as “the Christ”.
It was quite the mystery of the universe. Sin had destroyed the lovely Garden of Eden relationship Adam and Eve had with Creator God. So God established a “covenant of forgiveness”, a system of sacrifice whereby His followers could be forgiven.
But it was obvious that we on earth could not go on for all of eternity sacrificing lambs for the forgiveness of sins. What did God have in the works? It remained a mystery for centuries. And then, finally, according to His perfect timing, He revealed the answer.
I thank God every day that He brought me up, out of the miry clay. I am sure as Hell that you have seen the miry clay, the sins. Have you, sure as Heaven, experienced the mind-bending, clean-up, brand new making power of Jesus – Creator God?
Have you heard Jesus’ good news that He can save your soul for all eternity? Have you wondered why you never made that clean break and accepted His offer? Why you have not followed Jesus Jesus compared His message (the “Gospel”) to planting seeds. He taught that His fallen archangel, Lucifer (the Devil/Satan and his […]
We see a lot of evil in the world these days. And, an awful lot of folks tolerate it. But, here’s the thing: if you tolerate bad behavior, you in effect are condoning the bad. Jesus’ disciple John teaches us this about that: “…the one who practices [or permits or tolerates] evil has not seen […]
Your Lifestyle… is what you do day in and day out. Jesus warned us to not be dishonest with Him. Read: Sincerity and Truth 1. If you choose to accept Jesus as your Savior, then follow Him with all that you are. Following Him is the natural thing to do — if you were actually […]
Image of child: How our heart will exult, always, in heaven. In Spanish: El Cielo. ¿Cómo será? Heaven. What’s it going to be? Many say, I can only imagine. Well, not really – because we can really know, not merely “imagine”. The Bible tells us a lot about Heaven. Directory…inside this article (Use Forward/Return arrows […]
Without Christ we are all due to appear before The Judge of All to receive His holy justice, His due sentencing. 18 For [God does not overlook sin and] the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who in their wickedness suppress and stifle the truth, 19 because that which […]
When we start “the after-life”, things will heat-up for some of us, but things get really cool for the rest of us. If you know what I mean. Hell is where you go if… …you never gave God a second thought …you chose to stay the course – your course …you loved passing pleasure more […]
You do know, right (?)… that we are actually all together one race? Today’s news events of hate-filled cops and hate-filled rioters and hate-filled political movements seem to indicate otherwise. Is anyone reading the Bible – and actually trying to follow Jesus? I’m sure you heard about this murder of George Floyd. It happened in […]
Salvation is one sinner agreeing with God that he needs a Savior, calling on Jesus to forgive him, and following His Way all the way, no holding back. Anything less is just religion. No religion in heaven. Jesus said to him, “I am the [only] Way [to God] and the [real] Truth and the [real] […]
the ones who will be blessed throughout eternity – are “those who hear the word of God and continually observe it.”
Let me say this to you about that. You won’t read this on your most frequently visited websites. I assume you know you are not holy. Like, duh! Most of us are at least that much “self-aware”, no? But what do you know about God, the most holy in the universe? Our Holy Holy Holy […]
Excerpt re-edited. From the article: Accepting What God Rejects When I reconcile with God everything changes. You know? That happen in your life? Or not? We need to get this right. Are you for real? You can fool yourself and others around you, but not God. Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not […]
I think. You think. We all think. But, what does God think? Thinking is necessary. But what if your “think” is not God’s “think”? Then your “think” will end so very badly when you reach That Day of Judgement, quivering before God in the realization that it is His Think that rules the heavens, not […]
Excerpt from the article: God Speaking Repent now. There is no magic formula or speech. Just speak your heart to Me, sincerely and truthfully. I can hear your voice. I can hear your thoughts. Direct your heart to Me — something like this: Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I believe you […]
You don’t always get what you asked for, right? You ask for truly organic… do you want human waste fertilizer used on your lettuce? What a crock! You ask for and expect true love. But how do you feel when your boyfriend runs around on you? Where’s the truth in that “I love you” of […]
Are you “right on the edge of trusting him forever“? Doesn’t matter who you are, where you’ve been, what you’ve done, how bad you are, how depraved you’ve been – Jesus died to provide a way for you to be saved forever. Through the death and resurrection of Jesus you can be made brand new […]
I am dying. And so are you. We’re all under the curse of The Fall, where God cursed the earth and all His creation, because of sin. Sin started back where a man and a woman (Adam and Eve) decided, by their own free will, to contradict God’s word to them, and do what God […]
The meaning of true “repentance”… The Lord God of the Old Testament always demanded true repentance, and He never changes. The same is true in the New Testament. Are you following this God? Or have you fallen for a different god of a different gospel? Are you expecting God to change His ways, or are […]
For some strange reason I am constantly amazed by the confident bravado of unrepentant so-called “Christians”. But, why am I surprised? “Unrepentant” is bold rebellion, vain conceit, and un-bowing willfulness. I don’t think many are “misunderstanding God”. They are merely choosing to follow another god. Won’t that be a horrible day, to beam up and […]
So, here we are on earth, living. If you are reading this — you’re not dead yet! And God is asking you to repent. God is saying – repent now, before it’s too late to repent. What are you saying back to God? Let’s look at repentance. What is repentance? Why should I repent? How […]
Quotes about mere puny mud-men and women of clay – us.
Here is a great explanation of John 3:16 by Pastor Mike Barnes’s mp3 Audio Message from September 9, 2018. The link will take you to the church website. You’ll like the message! Pastor Mike Barnes: 9-9-2018-2018 Mike.Barnes Main You might want to skip through to start where the message starts: at Minute 5:15/of 42:23 total […]
Me – getting up another day, praying… I don’t do frenetic. I don’t do worry. I don’t let it in. I don’t start my day all out of kilter, out of whack. I refuse to stumble into my day. In the morning when my mind wakes up, before I get up, that’s the time I […]
I have really tried to, but can’t seem to find in the Bible any reference to “Hell Fire Insurance”. Have you? That’s what some call it: where you can somehow “accept Jesus”, but then, well, all kinds of pressures push you away and back into sin… and you just continue there, blustering defiantly, defensively, when […]
Luke 1:17 — It is he who will go as a forerunner before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers back to the children, and the disobedient to the attitude of the righteous [which is to seek and submit to the will of God]—in order to make ready […]
It’s okay. It’s okay to be exactly who and what you are do just what you want be just anything at all love and play and be anything at all is fine It’s all okay, yah? It’s okay. It’s okay, right? But wait: God has spoken get it right with Him, yah? Or don’t you […]
The sin that was weighs heavy my remorse and shame and guilt not so loving not so kind downright awful wrongs I’ve done I have repented yet I feel the weight of what I’ve done what I’ve not what I could have those I hurt those I could have helped that helping hand I never […]
“You thought that I was just like you.” – Psalm 50: verse 21 It all seems so right. God must be just fine with who I am and all I do. A few things might not be right, but God will “get over it” just like I do with things I don’t like. Right? Well, […]