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Oct 20, 2010

TIS SO SWEET TO TRUST IN JESUS - Karaoke


Another Version... by Alan Jackson

When Jesus comes back...

The church WILL go through the tribulation. Every eye will see Him the way He parted into Heaven when the last trumpet sounds. There will be a rapture of the church then. The dead who belong to Him will be raised
from the graves then, too, and also be gathered with Him in the sky. Jesus WILL change His people in less than a second and they will be perfect and through and through holy beings.

Then this earth and the heavens and everything that you know of that  does not belong to the LORD will be destroyed by Him.

That will be the END of the world as you know it.  and there will be a  new earth for us where He will reign from the New Jerusalem, and this will be His kingdom of peace that will last 1000 years. After that the rest of the dead (all unbelievers) will be raised for their Final Judgment. The devil will also be set free for a little while and then all of him and his minions and all who cannot be found in the Book of Life will be thrown into the lake of fire, which will mean the second death, the complete separation from God forever. No life, no light, just darkness.

Oct 16, 2010

What do we Need to Do to go to Heaven?

~~*°*~~ BACK TO THE ROOTS! ~~*°*~~
 GROWING DEEPER BIBLE STUDY

What do we Need to Do to go to Heaven?

by Vera Six

Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? 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. (Acts 2:37-38 KJV)

So what must you do to be saved?

"Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (Jesus in John 14:1-6 KJV)

Jesus answered him, "Most assuredly, I tell you, unless one is born anew, he can't 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 tell you, unless one is born of water and spirit, he can't enter into the Kingdom of God! That which is born of the flesh is flesh. That which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Don't marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born anew.' The wind blows where it wants to, and you hear its sound, but don't know where it comes from and where it is going. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit." Nicodemus answered him, "How can these things be?" Jesus answered him, "Are you the teacher of Israel, and don't understand these things? Most assuredly I tell you, we speak that which we know, and testify of that which we have seen, and you don't receive our witness. If I told you earthly things and you don't believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? No one has ascended into heaven, but he who descended out of heaven, the Son of Man, who is in heaven. As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God didn't send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him. He who believes in him is not judged. He who doesn't believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only born Son of God. (Jesus in John 3:3-18 WEB)
Repentance is the work of the Spirit. Nobody can justify himself to be good enough for God, not even by repentance - which a carnal man cannot even produce. Repentance is a sign that a person has been touched by the Spirit and allowed Jesus to take over.
But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. (Paul in Romans 10:8-11 KJV) 
But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. (Jesus in Matthew 9:13 KJV)
Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. (Paul in Romans 8:7-8 KJV)
For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. (Paul in 2 Corinthians 7:10 KJV)
God Bless!


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Oct 15, 2010

Back to the Roots! Growing Deeper Bible Study on John 1 (KJV)

Back to the Roots!
~*°*~ A Growing Deeper Bible Study  John 1 (KJV) ~*°*~
by Vera Six

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Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Vera says:
Yes, in the beginning was Jesus. He was not only with God, but He was God, the Creator God, God Almighty.
Joh 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.

Vera says:
The Word... Jesus Christ.

Joh 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Vera says:
Ergo: Jesus is the CREATOR GOD.
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Joh 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. Joh 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

Vera says:
More and more Jews understand who Jesus is... The veil is taken away.

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Joh 1:6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
Vera says:
John the Baptist.
Joh 1:7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.Joh 1:8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
Vera says:
John the Baptist baptized people with water in the Jordan river.

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Joh 1:9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
Vera says:
Jesus. The true Light.

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Joh 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
Vera says:
That is still the case that so many do not agree that He is the Creator God, although this verse says that the world was made by Him.

Joh 1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

Vera says:
See above. There is an awakening of the Jews taking place... their eyes are opened.

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Joh 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Joh 1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
Vera says:
WOW! I am a son (daughter) of God! I am born of God.

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Joh 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Vera says:
Yes, Jesus came down to earth from Heaven, just for us, to have fellowship with His creatures, and to die for us and our sins in our place, to be raised again, so all who call upon His name can have eternal life in Heaven, too!
Joh 1:15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
Joh 1:16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
Joh 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
Vera says:
Yes, we Christians are saved by grace. Jesus is the truth.

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Joh 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. Joh 1:19 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? Joh 1:20 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.
Joh 1:21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, Iam not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.
Joh 1:22 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?
Joh 1:23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.
Vera says:
Yes, John said he had been prophesied by Isaiah, and I looked it up - so there you go:

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. (Isa 40:3-5 KJV)

John the Baptist prepared the way for the LORD as was prophesied.
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Joh 1:24 And they which were sent were of the Pharisees.

Vera says:
I wonder if they understood what was to come, and if they feared being exposed then already.
Joh 1:25 And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet?
Joh 1:26 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not; Joh 1:27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.
Vera says:
John knew he was preparing the way for the Lord (see above).
Joh 1:28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John
was baptizing.
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Joh 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
Vera says:
Although they had never met, John the Baptist recognised Jesus at once as the Lamb of God, and, what is striking me most, he also knew that Jesus would take the sins of the world away!!! That is why we can have eternal life, starting right then when someone is born again of the Spirit.
Joh 1:30 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.

Joh 1:31 And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.
Vera says:
So we get to know the reason why John the Baptist's was to baptize with water.
Joh 1:32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
Vera says:
John *saw* this... He could *see* God's Spirit. Was this a vision, or was this a real encounter? He did not say it was a vision, but spoke of it as if he had seen his mother or brother. What kind of people came to John the Baptist? They were such who wanted to be cleansed from their sins. Do you want that, too? Do you believe there is a need to clear up what was wrong in your life? Does your soul need to be cleaned by water?

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Joh 1:33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
Vera says:
So Jesus baptizes with the Holy Ghost, too, not only with water. Could it be that a pure water baptism is not really enough? How do we get this baptism of which John is speaking?

Interesting, this John the Baptist must have been in good contact with God who told him by which signs he would recognize Jesus. It seems to have been easy for him, and so he identifies Jesus as the Lamb of God at once.
Joh 1:34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.
Vera says:
He *saw* it. He did not just say it was the Messiah. He said it was "the Son of God"!
Joh 1:35 Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples;

Joh 1:36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!
 Vera says:
Again John the Baptist identifies Jesus as the Lamb of God! The Lamb that was to be sacrificed for the sin of all mankind.
Joh 1:37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.
Joh 1:38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?
Joh 1:39 He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour.
Vera says:
The Messiah is interpreted "the Christ"! And all Israel was waiting for Him to free them from the unloved Roman dominion. The two disciples of John the Baptist recognized the Messiah, and left John to follow Jesus at once, just after John had told them who He was, namely the Lamb of God. When people recognise Jesus as the Messiah, they follow Him. They sometimes reject Him, but it is not really recommendable, because Jesus is not only the truth, but also the way and the life! These disciples also accepted Him as their Rabbi, their teacher. They were open to listen to Him.

Are you open for that, too? That would be a wise decision.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (Joh 14:6 KJV)
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Joh 1:40 One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
Joh 1:41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.
Vera says:
So to summarize that... John recognizes Jesus as the Lamb of God by the Holy Ghost coming down on Jesus and abiding there. He tells his disciples that this man is the Lamb of God and they follow Him as their Rabbi. Then they pass it on that they found the Messiah, the Christ!

I think it works like this today, too. Someone, a Christian, points to Jesus and that he found him. Some, if they are wise enough, and if God revealed Himself by sending His Spirit, they listen carefully to what he has to tell them and finally follow Him and pass their knowledge on. It is much more than just believing who He is. It has become knowledge, for the Lord Himself revealed who He is.

Now we have two disciples and Simon following Jesus on earth. What a scene! We are an audience who can watch them walking there, not knowing of the things to come soon then. Just three people full of trust, following one whom they had recognised as the Son of God, the Lamb of God.
Joh 1:42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.
Vera says:
Jesus calls Simon "Cephas". He is obviously not the same anymore, and this new name is more fitting. Those who overcome will get a new name later, written in a white stone, by the way:
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it. (Rev 2:17 KJV)
I wonder if Peter will get another name then, too...
Joh 1:43 The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.
Vera says:
One disciple + Andrew + Simon Peter (Cephas) + Philip.

It was so easy! Jesus said, "Follow me", and they followed Him. No questions, no doubts. They knew God had spoken.
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Joh 1:44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
Joh 1:45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
Joh 1:46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
Vera says:
Nathanael is sceptical, and knows that the Messiah was to come from Bethlehem, not from Nazareth. Jesus of Nazareth, that did not really sound interesting for him, so he was rather indifferent. Galilee was not known to be a place where prophets came from. But when Nathanael sees Jesus, he understands at once...
Joh 1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!
Joh 1:48 Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.
Vera says:
Jesus saw Nathanael before anything else happened. It is just as He sees us when we do not even think he is real.
Joh 1:49 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.
Vera says:
Even this skeptical man has no more doubts after he has seen Jesus! He believes Him finally.

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Joh 1:50 Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these.
Vera says:
What a promise! And He fulfilled it.
Joh 1:51 And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.
Vera says:
Can you see heaven open, too? Then you must be walking with Jesus.

God Bless You,

Jesus is LORD!

Vera


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