Sunday, October 10, 2021

Things UNBELIEVERS scoff at

 

Mark 9:23-27

King James Version

23 Jesus said unto him, 

If thou canst believe, 

all things are possible to him that believeth.

24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, 

and said with tears, 

Lord, 

I believe; 

help thou mine unbelief.

25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, 

he rebuked the foul spirit, 

saying unto him, 

Thou dumb and deaf spirit, 

I charge thee, 

come out of him, 

and enter no more into him.

26 And the spirit cried, 

and rent him sore, 

and came out of him: 

and he was as one dead; 

insomuch that many said, 

He is dead.

27 But Jesus took him by the hand, 

and lifted him up; 

and he arose.


The BIBLE -- the WORD of GOD -- has really simplified everything.

There are only TWO things to choose from:

GOD, or mammon.

JESUS, or satan.

BELIEF, or unbelief.

The WORD, or the world.

There is no being lukewarm, or vacillating, in God's kingdom.

You either BELIEVE in JESUS, or you don't. 

The LORD JESUS declared it so:

Revelation 3:15-16

King James Version

15 I know thy works, 

that thou art neither cold nor hot: 

I would thou wert cold or hot.

16 So then because thou art lukewarm, 

and neither cold nor hot, 

I will spue thee out of my mouth.


It's time to LISTEN to the WORD of GOD.

It's also time to make a stand about things.

For GOD can decide -- ANY moment He chooses, at an hour we think not -- to send His SON back, to gather the faithful.

Matthew 24:44

King James Version

44 Therefore be ye also ready: 

for in such an hour as ye think not 

the Son of man cometh.


Of course, people are naturally skeptics.

Too many distractions in the world.

Too many obstacles thrown our way.

Only the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD can wake us up.

And present proof, to unbelieving hearts.

By leading us to Scripture, and making things clear.

In a way that will stop all untruth, and unbelief.

SCRIPTURE backs up EVERYTHING.

Ask ANY question, and GOD's WORD, JESUS, the BIBLE will surely answer -- through prophecy, through chapters, through verses.

The WHOLE BIBLE is LIVING PROOF, for GOD is a LIVING GOD.

But now, here are things unbelievers scoff at:

JESUS, is the SON of GOD.

Let God tell you Himself:

Matthew 17:5

King James Version

5 While he yet spake, 

behold, 

a bright cloud overshadowed them: 

and behold a voice out of the cloud, 

which said, 

This is my beloved Son, 

in whom I am well pleased; 

hear ye him.


Let Jesus tell you Himself:

Matthew 16:15-17

King James Version

15 He saith unto them, 

But whom say ye that I am?

16 And Simon Peter answered and said, 

Thou art the Christ, 

the Son of the living God.

17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, 

Blessed art thou, 

Simon Barjona: 

for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, 

but my Father which is in heaven.


JESUS, is the MESSIAH.

When He was born, the angel announced it:

Luke 2:8-14

King James Version

8 And there were in the same country 

shepherds abiding in the field, 

keeping watch over their flock by night.

9 And, lo, 

the angel of the Lord came upon them, 

and the glory of the Lord shone round about them

and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, 

Fear not: 

for, behold, 

I bring you good tidings of great joy, 

which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David 

a Saviour, 

which is Christ the Lord.

12 And this shall be a sign unto you; 

Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, 

lying in a manger.

13 And suddenly there was with the angel 

a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, 

and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, 

and on earth peace, 

good will toward men.


JESUS, is the WORD of GOD.

The Bible presents unmistakable proof:

John 1:1

King James Version

1 In the beginning was the Word, 

and the Word was with God, 

and the Word was God.


John 1:14

King James Version

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.


Revelation 19:13

King James Version

13 And he was clothed with a vesture 

dipped in blood: 

and his name is called 

The Word of God.


JESUS, was RESURRECTED.

The angel announced it:

Matthew 28:5-7

King James Version

5 And the angel answered 

and said unto the women, 

Fear not ye:

 for I know that ye seek Jesus, 

which was crucified.

6 He is not here: 

for he is risen, 

as he said. 

Come, 

see the place where the Lord lay.

7 And go quickly, 

and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; 

and, behold, 

he goeth before you into Galilee; 

there shall ye see him: 

lo, I have told you.


Let Jesus tell you Himself:

John 11:25-26

King James Version

25 Jesus said unto her, 

I am the resurrection, 

and the life: 

he that believeth in me, 

though he were dead, 

yet shall he live:

26 And whosoever liveth 

and believeth in me 

shall never die. 

Believest thou this?


You have to be BORN AGAIN.

It was a command from Jesus:

John 3:3

King James Version

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, 

Verily, verily, 

I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born again, 

he cannot see the kingdom of God.


John 3:5-7

King James Version

5 Jesus answered, 

Verily, verily, 

I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born of water 

and of the Spirit, 

he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; 

and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, 

Ye must be born again.


The RAPTURE is the event to watch out for.

Jesus declared it:

Matthew 24:40-42

King James Version

40 Then shall two be in the field; 

the one shall be taken, 

and the other left.

41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; 

the one shall be taken, 

and the other left.

42 Watch therefore: 

for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.


Apostle Paul spoke of it:

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

King James Version

16 For the Lord himself 

shall descend from heaven with a shout, 

with the voice of the archangel, 

and with the trump of God: 

and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17 Then we which are alive and remain 

shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, 

to meet the Lord in the air: 

and so shall we ever be with the Lord.


We have to REPENT, and BELIEVE.

Jesus commanded us to:

Mark 1:15

King James Version

15 And saying, 

The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God is at hand: 

repent ye, 

and believe the gospel.


SALVATION comes from BELIEF in the GOSPEL.

Apostle Paul spoke of the Gospel:

1 Corinthians 15:1-4

King James Version

15 Moreover, 

brethren, 

I declare unto you the gospel 

which I preached unto you, 

which also ye have received, 

and wherein ye stand;

2 By which also ye are saved, 

if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, 

unless ye have believed in vain.

3 For I delivered unto you first of all 

that which I also received, 

how that Christ died for our sins 

according to the scriptures;

4 And that he was buried, 

and that he rose again the third day 

according to the scriptures:


Apostle Paul spoke of salvation -- through the Gospel of Jesus Christ:

Romans 10:9

King James Version

9 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.


Apostle Paul spoke of salvation -- through the Lord Jesus:

Romans 10:13

King James Version

13 For whosoever shall call 

upon the name of the Lord 

shall be saved.


Apostle Paul spoke of salvation -- through grace and faith:

Ephesians 2:8-9

King James Version

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; 

and that not of yourselves: 

it is the gift of God:

9 Not of works, 

lest any man should boast.


It was very clear where the LORD led me.

To warn you of the forthcoming RAPTURE.

We cannot be with God, unless we are acceptable in His eyes.

Here's how we can be:

GOD commanded we be holy.

Leviticus 19:1-2

King James Version

19 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 

saying,

2 Speak unto all the congregation 

of the children of Israel, 

and say unto them, 

Ye shall be holy: 

for I the Lord your God 

am holy.


JESUS commanded we be perfect.

Matthew 5:48

King James Version

48 Be ye therefore perfect, 

even as your Father 

which is in heaven 

is perfect.


JESUS asked we follow His commandments.

John 14:15

King James Version

15 If ye love me, 

keep my commandments.


In these defining days, it's time we stopped being proud, skeptical, or scoff at things already presented with ABSOLUTE proof.

It's time to put on the MIND of CHRIST.

Philippians 2:5-11

King James Version

5 Let this mind be in you, 

which was also in Christ Jesus:

6 Who, 

being in the form of God, 

thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

7 But made himself of no reputation, 

and took upon him the form of a servant, 

and was made in the likeness of men:

8 And being found in fashion as a man, 

he humbled himself, 

and became obedient unto death, 

even the death of the cross.

9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, 

and given him a name which is above every name:

10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, 

of things in heaven, 

and things in earth, 

and things under the earth;

11 And that every tongue should confess 

that Jesus Christ is Lord, 

to the glory of God the Father.


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