Friday, March 1, 2024

The Greatest Investment In The World Is Laying Up Treasures In Heaven

Matthew 6:19-21, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

I made an investment beginning in 2002 when I started my website ministry. I could have spent that time instead getting better at my musical instrument skills. I could have made a lot more music recordings. I could have spent that time playing video games, watching television or pursuing a hobby. There are thousands of things I could have done with my time, but I chose rather to invest 50,000 hours working day and night on my various ministry websites. I have no regrets! 1st Corinthians 3:6-9, “I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.” The Bible promises that God will reward every believer according to his OWN labors.

Also, please don't make the mistake of thinking that God only rewards the clergy, or men who feel they were called into full-time ministry. Jesus plainly said that God will even reward giving a cup of water to a thirsty child of God. Mark 9:41, “For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward. Whether you mow the church grass, clean the church toilets, work on your pastor's broken fence in his yard to help, or give some homemade cookies to an elderly lady in the church, God will reward you if it is done for Jesus.

The ONLY reason why I made my eight ministry websites and eight blogs is for Jesus, my blessed Lord, Savior and God. Everything that we do for Jesus' and the Gospel's sake will be rewarded by God in eternity. What saith the Scripture? Revelation 14:13, “And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. I love that passage of Scripture. When we breathe our last dying breath, and our guardian angels appear for the first time to take us home to Heaven, our time spent laboring for Christ on earth will be over. The $64,000 question arises doesn't it? What have we done for Jesus?

Let Me Introduce You Dear Reader To Pastor Charles T. Studd

Charles Thomas Studd, better known as C.T. Studd (1860-1931), was a British missionary. He was born on December 2, 1860, in Spratton, United Kingdom, into a family of wealth and privilege. In 1883 he graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, and in 1885 entered the missions field with Hudson Taylor in China. C.T. Studd spent his life in dedicated service to the Lord, serving in China, India, and Africa.
Only One Life, Twill Soon Be Past
by C.T. Studd

Two little lines I heard one day,
Traveling along life’s busy way;
Bringing conviction to my heart,
And from my mind would not depart;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, yes only one,
Soon will its fleeting hours be done;
Then, in ‘that day’ my Lord to meet,
And stand before His Judgement seat;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, the still small voice,
Gently pleads for a better choice
Bidding me selfish aims to leave,

And to God’s holy will to cleave;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, a few brief years,
Each with its burdens, hopes, and fears;
Each with its clays I must fulfill.
living for self or in His will;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

When this bright world would tempt me sore,
When Satan would a victory score;
When self would seek to have its way,
Then help me Lord with joy to say;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Give me Father, a purpose deep,
In joy or sorrow Thy word to keep;
Faithful and true what e’er the strife,
Pleasing Thee in my daily life;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Oh let my love with fervor burn,
And from the world now let me turn;
Living for Thee, and Thee alone,
Bringing Thee pleasure on Thy throne;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, yes only one,
Now let me say, “Thy will be done”;
And when at last I’ll hear the call,
I know I’ll say “twas worth it all”;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

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Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.
And when I am dying, how happy I’ll be,
If the lamp of my life has been burned out for Thee.
That last stanza made C.T. Studd famous! These are some of the most quoted words in Christendom today...
Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.
And when I am dying, how happy I’ll be,
If the lamp of my life has been burned out for Thee.
When the hearse carries our dead body off to some lonely gravesite to be buried, all that will matter then is whether you DIED IN YOUR SINS (John 8:24), or if your DIED IN THE LORD (Revelation 14:13). If you die in your sins without Christ, Hell will be your eternal damnation; if you die in the Lord, Heaven will be your eternal bliss and happiness.

Preach The Gospel To Lay Up Treasures In Heaven

Dear friend, I know 100% according to the inspired Holy Bible that I will die in the Lord, because I have been born-again by faith alone in Jesus Christ, having received His sacrifice on the cross as full payment for my sins, and believing that after being buried for three days He physically resurrected from the dead. These FACTS comprise the Gospel by which all who BELIEVE IT are saved (1st Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 1:16). That is my ONLY hope for forgiveness of sins and eternal life.

If you don't already KNOW, as I do, that your name is written in Heaven (in the Lamb's Book of Life), then you can know right now. Simply BELIEVE (trust, place your confidence in) this GOOD NEWS! Simply BELIEVE that Jesus did it all for you through Calvary's cross! “It just can't be that easy!,” perhaps you say. Yes dear reader, the new birth is that easy. Everything that is difficult or hard about getting saved is God's part. Our part is only to BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST (Acts 16:30-31).

For those who are born-again, the only thing that will matter when your heart beats its last beat, will be what did you do for Jesus during your time on earth as a believer? Please read the parable of The Sower And The Seed in Luke 8:11-15. Will you be among the seeds who never grew deep roots—so when persecution arose you quit, never maturing in the Lord to win souls to Him? More than likely you will fall among the thorns—choked by the cares, riches and pleasures of this temporary life, never maturing to become a soulwinner. Sadly, very few believers are among those faithful children of God in Luke 8:15, “But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.” God's earnest desire for every believer is that we all become faithful soulwinners, sharing the Gospel with the lost (Matthew 28:19-20).

The Bible has much to say about saints earning rewards in Heaven. One of my favorite Scripture passages is found in Hebrews 6:10, “For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. If you labor for Christ as I humbly do, then you also know that at times we feel weary and wonder if our labors are in vain for nothing. Google has censored 95% of my web traffic over the past several years, which I admit has discouraged me a lot. I sometimes feel like I'm just wasting my time. Yet, I know in my heart of hearts that my labors are never in vain in the Lord, because God said that they're not. 1st Corinthians 15:58, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”

Pray, Fast, Give To The Lord's Work and The Poor, To Lay Up Rewards

We can also earn rewards by labouring in prayer. I receive many emails from frustrated Christians who tell me that God never answers their prayers. To be honest friend, I feel the same way! It is true. But may I remind you that as saints we are commanded to WALK BY FAITH, and not BY SIGHT. 2nd Corinthians 5:7, “(For we walk by faith, not by sight:) If we refuse to pray because it doesn't seem like God is answering, then are we not foolishly living by sight? When I behold God's amazing handiwork in creation, I am convinced that God exists (Psalms 19:1-3). When I read the King James Bible, I am convinced that they are God's inspired Words (2nd Timothy 3:16). Since I received Jesus as my personal Savior at age 13 in 1980, I have felt the blessed presence of the Holy Spirit indwelling me. So just because my prayer life feels like that of an atheist, doesn't compel me to become one! I share the same sentiments with suffering Job in the Old Testament, who exclaimed in Job 13:15, Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.”

We can earn rewards by praying and fasting. Remember, God doesn't reward us for answered prayer, but for our labors. Prayer is labor! Colossians 4:12, “Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. Pastor Jack Hyles had a widow at the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, who did nothing but pray for Dr. Hyles whenever he traveled to go preaching around the world each week. She was given a copy of Dr. Hyles' preaching schedule, so she could pray for him diligently as he preached the truth.

There are thousands of little things that we can all do to serve God. I used to buy eggs at the grocery store when I lived in Chicago. The eggs came from a farm in southern Illinois. All of their egg cartons had Bible verses from the King James Bible imprinted on them. I met another man one day who worked collecting garbage. He had written out the Gospel with some Bible verses, which he personally handed to people as he worked his pickup route each day.

I heard Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001) this week preach a helpful sermon titled, “Lucky Canaan.” The sermon is about being a humble servant for God. The way up is still down! I encourage you to listen to the sermon. Jesus said he that is GREATEST among you shall be your SERVANT. Very few pastors today have a servant's heart. Instead they have an employee's heart, while working only to collect their disgusting 6-digit salary. I'm talking about the shameful faรงade at Pensacola Christian College (PCC) which masquerades as a so-called “Christian institution. Please don't be deceived, PCC is far from a Christian place!

Dear reader, we are all living on borrowed time from God. One of my hobbies is studying the biographies of famous people (both saved and unsaved). People are interesting, aren't they. I enjoy learning about the lives of others, especially famous people. In fact, did you know that the Old Testament is a collection of biographies. Romans 15:4, “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” Evangelist Lester Roloff (1914-1982) rightly said that the Old Testament will put iron in your blood. I like that!

This is just a brief blog that I wrote today, to encourage you to get busy serving God to lay up treasures in Heaven. I've heard preachers falsely teach that if your motives are wrong that God won't rewards your labors. I don't see that taught anywhere in the Scriptures! Show me where the Bible says you won't be rewarded if your motives are wrong! Now, you must be saved to receive rewards, otherwise you'll end up in the same sinking boat as the people in Matthew 7:21-23. They boasted in their own defense of having done “many wonderful works.” They boasted that they'd “prophesied” (preached) in Jesus' name. They cried out “Lord, Lord” to Jesus, explaining that they had become Christ followers on earth. Matthew 7:23, “And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” In their own minds they had done everything right. They dotted their i's and crossed their t's. Unfortunately for them, they wrongly assumed. Proverbs 16:25, “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”

God will reward me (and every other preacher who faithfully upholds THE TRUTH) in Heaven for my labors (Titus 1:9-14). Dr. Jack Hyles used to rightly say: ๐‘ป๐’ ๐’๐’๐’”๐’† ๐’”๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘ฎ๐’๐’… ๐’Š๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’‡๐’Š๐’๐’… ๐’”๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’•๐’•๐’†๐’“. I love that truth! I have lost and suffered greatly in my personal life, because of unjust persecution from wicked pastors who mistreated, shunned, ostracized and ultimately banned me from returning to church. God will avenge me in time (Matthew 18:6; Luke 17:2; Romans 12:19-21; Galatians 6:7; 1st Thessalonians 4:6). God is good. I learned decades ago to never blame God for the horrible things that professed Christians have done to hurt me in my life. Christians are people at best, and people are sinners at best.

If you are a born-again believer, I encourage you to get busy serving God. When we get to Heaven, all that will matter is what we did for Christ. The measurement of my success when I get to Heaven won't be how many people showed up at my funeral on earth; but rather, how many people are waiting to greet me when I get to Heaven. Thank you for reading my blog.

Sunday, February 25, 2024

All Things Were Created To Please And Glorify God

Isaiah 43:7, “Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.”

1st Corinthians 6:20, “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.”

Revelation 4:11, “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”

A foundational Bible principle is that all things were created for God's pleasure. Every human being was created to glorify God. That is our purpose on earth. Ecclesiastes 12:13, “
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” Our purpose for existence is to glorify God. We glorify God when we obey Him and keep His commandments.

When we sin we're not giving glory to God, we bring shame to Him. Especially as Christians, we are bought with a price the Bible teaches. That price is the precious blood of Jesus (1st Peter 1:18-19). 1st Corinthians 6:20, “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.” If you are a born again believer, your body and spirit belong to God, by both creation and redemption.

This is why the Apostle Paul said in Romans 12:1, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” God does not require anything from us in return for saving us. Eternal life is a free gift, paid for by the precious body and blood which Jesus sacrificed for our sins.

Even though we are not debtor to repay Christ's payment for our sins, it is only reasonable that we lay down our life as a living sacrifice. It is not required, but it is appropriate and ethical. The Lord is so good that even after all He has done to rescue us from eternal damnation in Hell, He is going to reward us for all of our labors for Him (1st Corinthians 3:8). God is so good. Isaiah 43:7, “Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.” God is worthy of our sincerest praise and gratitude.

Most religious people are phonies. They attend church and superficially praise God, sing religious songs and go through all the motions of playing church. Matthew 15:7-8, “Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.” Pensacola Christian College is a prime offender. They are like the sinking Titanic ship. The grew and passengers are arranging deck chairs up on top, while the frigid icy Atlantic ocean is fast flooding into the leaking compartments and the ship is going down.

The churches today are apostate and pathetic. They have replaced preaching with entertainment. They have substituted the old hymns of the faith with lifeless Contemporary Christian Music (CCM). The new music s awful, lacking pretty melody, beautiful harmony and the profound meaning of lyrics that the old time hymns of the faith had. Today's music is garbage! There is no Holy Spirit conviction anymore in churches. No wonder church attendance is now at an all-time low in the United States,

So, please remember that you and I were made to please and glorify God with our life. Thank you for reading my blog.

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Pastor Jack Hibbs' Counterfeit Plan Of Salvation

Galatians 1:6-8, “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.”

I listened to a horrible sermon today by Pastor Jack Hibbs titled, "Are You Going To Heaven?"

Jack Hibbs starts off getting it wrong by falsely teaching you must be called by God to be saved. This is the heresy of Calvinism, specifically the Devil's lie of "Limited Atonement." What saith the Scripture? John 12:32, “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.” Jesus calls ALL MEN to be saved! Christ died for all men and desires for ALL MEN to come to Him in faith to be saved. 1st John 2:2, And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. Kindly said, Jack Hibbs is a theological liar. Jesus died for the whole world, not just for those who would believe in Him. God draws ALL MEN to salvation (Titus 2:11).

Secondly, Jack Hibbs gets it wrong in his false teaching when he foolishly says that being "born again" means having a radical change in your behavior. No, that is not what it means. All humans are born spiritually dead. When Adam chose to sin, he opened the floodgate of sin and death upon the world (Romans 5:12). Since Adam all humanity have been born spiritually dead, alienated from God who is a Spirit (John 4:24). Being born again means that you've been born anew by the Holy Spirit of God, but this has NOTHING to do with your behavior. The Bible is full of saints who lived sinful lives all their days on earth (Lot, Esau, Samson, Solomon, Demas, et cetera).

Jack Hibbs also gets repentance wrong! Hibbs uses the unbiblical phrase, "Repent of your sins," which is false doctrine. The Bible mentions repentance "toward God" in Acts 20:21. The Bible mentions repentance from "dead works" in Hebrews 6:1. The Bible mentions repentance to "acknowledge the truth" in 2nd Timothy 2:25. But nowhere can you show me in an inspired King James Bible where it says to repent "of your sins" to get to Heaven. Wicked men added those extra words to God's Word (Proverbs 30:5-6).

At 32:25 in his audio sermon, Pastor Hibbs says that no one has ever been saved by merely believing on the Lord Jesus Christ. He insists that you must also repent. That is true. Yes, you must repent to be saved. But the fact that when asked, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?," Paul and Silas told the Philippian jailer, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved," proves that the man who BELIEVES has repented. That is, repenting is included in believing. If it weren't, then Paul and Silas would have told the jailer to "Repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ," but they didn't!

Bible repentance is simply "a change of mind." If you change your mind to BELIEVE the Gospel, you are saved. You must change your mind to admit two facts:
  1. WHO YOU ARE (you are a sinner)
  2. WHO JESUS IS (He is the Savior)
If you agree with those facts and place your childlike truth (reliance, faith) in Jesus death on the cross, burial and bodily resurrection three days later, you are saved forever.

At 39:30 in his terrible sermon, Jack Hibbs says you are not saved unless people see a change in your life. That is unbiblical nonsense! The new birth only gives you one thing, the gift of the indwelling Holy Spirit. But this is just the beginning. A new believer is as helpless as a new born physical baby who cannot even crawl yet. Just as a baby must be nourished and grow, so also must a new convert feed on the Word of God to grow (1st Peter 2:2).

Beware of Pastor Jack Hibbs' counterfeit gospel. Biblically, according to Romans 6:1 you CAN live like the Devil and still have 100% assurance that you are saved. Romans 6:1, “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? A believer ought not continue living in sin, but that is exactly what we all do! No one is righteousness, no not one (Romans 3:10). When we sin as believers, God's saving grace much more abounds, so that we never need to worry again about missing Heaven and going to Hell. If you think that a Christian cannot have eternal security while choosing to live in sin (which is the trash that Ray Comfort teaches), then you need to get saved dear friend. I will end with a great quote from my ministry friend, Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold...
“'You can't tell me you can trust Christ as Savior, and then go out here and live like the Devil, and still go to Heaven!' Yes, I can tell you that! That's what the Bible says. If you don't come to the conclusion, that—Yes, you can trust Christ as your Savior and live like the Devil, and still go to Heaven when you die—you don't get grace, because that is the exact truth! That is the truth! I do not have to change my life! I don't have to stop one sin! You say, 'I've never heard a preacher say that.' You just heard one! And you listen to me—I want to live as holy and as godly as I possibly can. I am now 70 years old. I've been saved for 52 years. ... the only reason I'm going to Heaven is because, 52 years ago in a little living room, I accepted Christ as my Savior.” —Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold, “Calvinism And Grace Are NOT Compatible

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Spirit Filled Listening

Matthew 13:14-15, “And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.”

Galatians 3:2, “This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?”

Hebrews 5:11, “Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.”

All my life I have heard preachers in their sermons talk about Spirit-filled preaching, but I have never heard anyone mention Spirit-filled hearing. The emphasis has always been upon the preacher being filled with the Holy Spirit, and not upon the listeners in the audience being filled with the Holy Spirit. That is very interesting.

I attended a local revival meeting this week in Pensacola. The visiting evangelist is a good guy. I enjoyed meeting him. He went out of his way before each revival service to personally shake everybody's hand in the auditorium, which I admire. He came up and warmly greeted me before each service and shook my hand. I thought it was important that he did that, connecting with the audience. Bravo for him! I love friendly preachers.

Having said that, this Christian Brother's preaching was mediocre at best, dry. He definitely wouldn't have won a preaching contest! A young fella (I think he was an older teenager) had asked me after the service if I liked the preaching. I don't think it is ever ethical to criticize a preacher, so I said that I enjoyed the preaching. Even though I thought the preaching was mediocre at best, I wasn't lying, which is the point of this blog, as I will explain in a moment. I told the young man that I wish the 3-day revival would last for 7-days instead, and I really meant that. I love and need revivals! We all need Bible preaching!!!

The truth is that you can hear even the worst sermon ever, and yet you will still feel convicted by the indwelling Holy Spirit and go home edified if you are filled with the Holy Spirit. I never hear a sermon that God doesn't use to speak to my heart. The reason why is because I am a Spirit-filled listener. I am not talking about being saved (i.e., indwelt by the Holy Spirit). I am talking about choosing to Walk in the Spirit. Once you get saved, you are indwelt and sealed with the gift of God's Holy Spirit instantly and forever (Romans 8:9; 1st Corinthians 3:16-17; Ephesians 1:13-14; 1st John 3:23). Galatians 5:25, “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” That is, if you are saved, walk in the Holy Spirit who lives in you. We walk in the Spirit by yielding to the Spirit's leading as we abide in God's written Word. The Holy Spirit NEVER leads any believer contrary to the Scriptures!

I heard a young Texas woman many years ago who had made the national news. She had auditioned nine times to become a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader for the football team, but she failed every audition. Thousands of women were applying. In an interview with a news reporter, the frustrated young woman said: “I know it is God's will for me to be a Dallas Cowboy's cheerleader, so I am praying for it to happen.” I knew immediately that she is a liar, and that it is not God's will for her to become a Dallas Cowboy cheerleader! How do I know that? I know because the Bible teaches in 1st Timothy 2:9-10, “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.” Take a look at a simple web search on Duck Duck Go for how the whorish Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders dress!!! They are wicked women without biblical high moral standards. I can tell you without hesitation that it is NEVER God's will for any Christian woman to strip down nearly naked, and then sinfully gyrate like a slut in public in front of millions of lustful people to gaze upon. SHAME on that young woman for laying such wickedness at the Lord's door.

How do you become a Spirit-filled listener? It is very simple. Just ask God to speak to your heart as you listen to the sermon. If you seek God's presence you will find it. God promises in James 4:8, “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. You can take this promise to the bank dear friend. God's inspired Word is trustworthy!

Also, the Bible doesn't promise that God will only draw nigh to some believers, but to all who draw near unto Him. Of course, if you have never been born again by faith alone in Jesus Christ, then you are an outsider and not one of Christ's sheep. You have no right to anything from God, except to know that God's wrath is upon you (John 3:36; Psalms 7:11). But if you are a born again saint, then Hebrews 4:14-16 encourages you to “boldly” approach God's throne to obtain mercy to find grace to help in time of need. No child of God, even despite the sins which you allow in your life, should ever feel reluctant to come before your heavenly Father's throne. No child of God is “worthy” to come before God's throne of their own accord or merit, but only by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ (Revelation 5:9).

If you listen to a sermon with a tender, submissive and broken heart toward God, desiring to learn the truth, the Holy Spirit will speak to your soul. Likewise, if the sermon contains false doctrine and unbiblical ideas, the Holy Spirit will also convict you that something is wrong. I don't care if a preacher is Spirit-filled or not, if you are Spirit-filled you will receive a blessing. So when the young man asked me if I liked the preaching, I truly did, even though I knew that I had heard much better preaching elsewhere. 

The Bible warns that it is unwise to compare ourselves among ourselves. The reason why is obvious, because God has given to each of us different resources, personalities, talents, opportunities, parents, blessings, friends, abilities and gifts. 2nd Corinthians 10:12, “For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. So with this in mind I do not compare preachers, because God has dealt differently with every man. Who am I to sit in judgment upon any preacher? I am just a humble wretched sinner saved by God's wondrous grace.

Now, having said that, I do judge and preach against false prophets, which Christian men are exhorted to do (Titus 1:9-14; Jude 1:3). I pay attention when I listen to a sermon. I am blessed to have been saved already for 43 years. So I have learned a thing or two along the way in life. I know good preaching when I hear it. But f I don't particularly care for a sermon, I do not haughtily look down with a critical spirit upon dry, cold or less fervent preachers. I LOVE BIBLE PREACHERS!!! I LOVE BIBLE PREACHING!!!

Having said that, I will speak up and express my humble disagreement with a preacher if I disagree with something that he said. Albeit, as a general rule I always show respect for the pulpit. If I visit another church it is not my place to critique the pastor or guest preachers. So I try to be ethical and keep my mouth shut. I think we should be quick to speak praise, but very slow and reluctant to be negative. Attitudes are contagious, whether good or bad. I desire and strive to generate a positive attitude of reinforcement at church, especially in the eyes of the young people, toward the church pulpit. I am a Baptist preacher, but that doesn't give me the right to try to change a church from the bottom up by criticizing the church's leadership.

I wrote this blog to teach everyone the importance of being a Spirit-filled listener. Even if the sermon is dry, lacking in substance, and the preacher is boring and devoid of zeal, you can still be blessed by God and take home a blessing if you apply what truths you hear to your life.

I greatly enjoy just being in the presence of other Christian brethren and sisters in Christ. They are my spiritual family in the Lord, and I love them all. My goal is not to be loved in return, because I do not set myself up to be discouraged and disappointed if they don't. My goal is to love everyone unconditionally with God's love, and it doesn't matter how they respond. 2nd Corinthians 12:15, “And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.”

I also want to mention something fascinating that I've never heard any preacher teach. I don't claim to be smarter or have any special insight into the Scriptures. We all have the same free grace salvation, the same Holy Spirit, the same inspired King James Bible, et cetera. One day I realized in Acts chapter two, on the Day of Pentecost, that no one present spoke in tongues. The Bible says that the Apostle Peter preached in his own native tongue (Greek), but the thousands of Jews present from at least 16 different countries mentioned, all HEARD every man in their own language. Acts 2:6, “Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.” There was no miracle of Speaking in Tongues on the Day of Pentecost, but there was a miracle of Hearing in Tongues. Amen!

Dear reader, may we all be Spirit-filled listeners when we hear Bible preaching. Pray and ask God's Holy Spirit to prepare and tender your heart, to be sensitive to the leading of the blessed Holy Spirit in accordance with the precious eternal Word of God.

Benny Hinn Is A Devil

Romans 16:17-18, “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.”

Beware of Evangelist Benny Hinn's ecumenical false gospel! People should Mark and Avoid Benny Hinn as our text Scripture passage exhorts believers to do.

Listen to what Hinn said concerning Pope John Paul II after his death:
“Pope John Paul II pointed millions to Jesus Christ when he was Pope. And I believe we're in for the greatest move of the Spirit of God on this planet." —Benny Hinn: The Impact of the Pope's Death, By Chris Mitchell, Middle East Bureau Chief, CBN)
What? The Pope pointing people to Jesus? No, he didn't! Hinn is a false prophet!

Pope John Paul II pointed billions of people to MARY!!! Pope John Paul II pointed people to himself, to the Catholic priests, to the Seven Sacraments, to religion, to Mary; BUT, not to Jesus Christ. You cannot point people to Jesus Christ while simultaneously teaching the traditions of men. Mark 7:9, “And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.” John 4:24 plainly teaches that God must be worshipped in TRUTH, not the traditions of men. What a deception!!! Benny Hinn is pulling on the same rope as the Devil. Hinn is guilty of helping promote the prisonhouse of Roman Catholicism, the biggest religious CULT in the world today!

This is why Christ said in Mark 7:7, “Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
2nd Peter 2:1-3, “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.”
Please read God's warning against scumbag covetous preachers...
2nd Peter 2:3, “And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.”
Benny Hinn has a disgusting net worth of $60,000,000. Serving Satan pays well! Hinn is not a servant of God, he is a lying piece of human trash. Hinn is a Charismatic clown and con man! Please do not be deceived by this greedy Satanic wolf in sheep's clothing! ...

Exposing Fraudulent Televangelist Benny Hinn

UPDATED! Benny Hinn: 100 Percent Proof He is a Fraud!

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Women Belong At Home Preparing Dinner

Isaiah 3:12, “As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them.  O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.”

Call me old-fashioned, but I believe a woman belongs in the home, and so does God. 1st Timothy 5:14-15, “I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully. For some are already turned aside after Satan.” We are living in wicked times when nobody wants to do things God's way anymore. Feminism is destroying America!

Pastor Jack Hyles was right, who said:
“When the Devil decides to destroy a society, he starts off with the woman.” —Pastor Jack Hyles, "How To Destroy The Human Race"
There is nothing demeaning about a woman staying at home to work as a mother and a wife. What is demeaning is when young women enter the workforce and forfeit marriage and motherhood. But don't take my word for it as a fundamentalist Bible preacher. According to the experts at Psychology Today, the most miserable group of people in the United States are single women in their forties. I have heard delusional feminists saying that age 40 is the new 20. You're a fool if you buy into that lie. By age 40 a woman is at the end of her child bearing years, and it becomes increasingly more difficult to get pregnant.

I think it is insane that young women are having their eggs frozen so they can pursue careers instead. The inspired Holy Bible teaches that young women are to get married, not mess around with sex before marriage. We're got a bunch of fornicators all across America today, who are getting pregnant out of wedlock, and then they want to have an abortion, which is wickedness and detrimental to one's spiritual and mental well being. Fornication is a horrible sin! Yet, our ungodly American society and perverse companies like Walt Disney, promote premarital sex as if it should be the "norm." God calls it sin, which brings the judgment of God...
Colossians 3:3-7, “For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
It is NOT okay to sleep around before you find the right one in marriage. It is sad and tragic that courtship before marriage is a thing in the distant past in America. The beauty of a healthy courtship is what makes for a healthy and stable lifelong marriage later on. But fornicating with a bunch of people prior to marriage (if that person ever even bothers to get married) is a recipe for heartache, shame and a lifetime of regret. We are living in perilous times the Bible says in 2nd Timothy 3:1-7. American youth are becoming so horrible! We've been seeing smash & grab robberies all across the country over the past 15 years, all committed by gangs of irresponsible immoral youth. Where are their parents? It is obvious that they had lousy parents who raised them. Likely most of them didn't have a father figure in the home.

God's plan is for young people to save themselves until marriage. If you have already thrown away your virtue, then know that God loves you dear friend. We all make mistakes, bad decisions and commit sin. Everyone is a dirty sinner in God's holy sight. That is why God sent His only begotten Son into the world to die on a cross, to pay for our sins. God did this because He love everyone unconditionally. Christ died for everyone (1st John 2:2).

But to reiterate what the Holy Bible teaches, a woman's place is in the home. Call me what you will, but I believe the inspired Word of God. Isaiah 3:12, “As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them.  O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.” With all the capable and strong men to lead American society, it is wrong and ridiculous to see woman in high positions of power ruling over women. It wasn't that way 100 years ago, in the good old days! Look at the gigantic mess that our country is in today. Feminism is of the Devil. If you don't agree with that, you will one day when you enter into eternity and stand before almighty God.

It is tragic to see women so accustomed to working, that they cannot even begin to picture themselves becoming a stay at home wife and mother. The greatest role God ever created was that of a mother. Yet, in these perverted times in American culture, stay at home traditional mothers (often disparagingly called "Trad Moms") are mocked, ridiculed and put down as slaves to dominant men to whom they're married. Sadly, nothing could be farther from the truth! The happiest women in America are traditional mothers who stay home to care for the home and prepare dinner, with traditional husbands who go to work and pay all the bills, and traditional children who have the same gender as they were born with. NBC can stick their "a new kind of family" homosexual promoting television shows where the sun don't shine!

Please understand that I do not write blogs to upset anyone. I am simply a born-again Christian who believes that the right way is still the old-fashioned way, when men ruled over women as the Bible teaches (Genesis 3:16), and women were submissive, humble, sweet, obedient, feminine, shamefaced, quiet, modest, virtuous, meek and loving (1st Peter 3:1-4). Today's angry, rebellious, boisterous, whorish, immodest, feminist, loud mouth, ungodly court empowered, arrogant, American female is toxic! No wonder marriage is now at an all-time low in the United States!!! New marriages are at record low rates in AmericaMen are going their own way (MGTOW). I honestly cannot blame them! Getting married in the U.S. today is a risky thing to do.

Albeit, shacking up is ungodly and 100% a violation of Scripture. Marriage is necessary to protect both spouses. A legally binding marriage prevents one's spouse from committing adultery and potentially infecting you with STD's (sexually transmitted diseases). A legal marriage prevents one's spouse from abandoning you without any consequence. The very idea that a man and woman can get married, and then one or both just call it quits and walk away from the marriage is wrong, evil and Satanic! Marriage is for life!!! If you have a problem with that then get right with God!!! People look for and make all kinds of excuses to justify divorcing their spouse, but Jesus said from the beginning it was not so (Matthew 19:8).

In Joshua 24:15 in the Old Testament, Joshua exclaimed, "And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."

Love

(Chapter 34 from Dr. Hyle's excellent book, Blue Denim and Lace)

I rushed out of my Wednesday evening service and out to the airport in time to catch a 10:00 plane for Atlanta, Georgia, and on to Greenville, South Carolina, where I was to speak for a few days at the Bob Jones University. I got to the airport just in time to get the last seat on the plane. I sat down beside a little lady whose hair was in rollers. She was obviously not dressed for traveling. I could tell, however, that she was of some means, for she had a beautiful diamond ring as well as a diamond pin. Courteously I spoke to her and sat down. The next thing I knew we were landing in Cincinnati, Ohio, for a brief layover. I was awakened by the touch of the wheels on the runway. As I roused, the little lady beside me shocked me by saying, "How could you do what you did?"

Not realizing what I had done, I inquired as to what she meant.

She said, "We have been through a terrible storm. We have been afraid and nervous, and all the time you just snored away. How could you do that during a storm?"

I replied that I did not know the circumstances but perhaps there were at least two reasons why I could sleep through a storm on an airplane: The first reason was that I fly tens of thousands of miles a year on commercial airliners. The second reason I told her was, "My Father owns the airplane."

She looked at me with a puzzled look on her face and said, "Do I understand you correctly? Your father owns this plane?'

"Yes," I said, "He owns the entire Delta Airlines system." This really aroused her curiosity until I continued. "He not only owns the Delta Airlines, but He also owns the American Airlines."

`Do I understand you correctly?" she asked. "You are the heir to the Delta and the American Airlines."

"That is right," I replied. "That is not all. He owns the Eastern Airlines, the Braniff Airlines, Ozark, United, Continental, and others."

By this time she was completely beside herself in ecstasy. "What an honor," she said, "to ride with such a person whose father is so wealthy." Then she asked the name of my father.

I replied that He was the Heavenly Father. When I said these words, she broke out weeping so that folks all around us could hear her. Her body shook as tears poured from her eyes.

"You must be a minister," she said.

"Yes, I am," I replied, "but I am also a Christian."

Then she told me an unusual story. She had worked her husband's way through college, sacrificing her own college education so that he might attain one. He had become very successful and was the manager of a large firm. With the passing of years, he had become ashamed of his wife because she was less educated than he, and now he was suing her for a divorce. When she heard of this, she attempted suicide. (This was just a few minutes before she got on the plane.) Some friends had brought her to the airport, and put her on the airplane to send her to Atlanta, Georgia, where her sister lived.

She looked at me and continued talking, "Oh sir, how unusual that a minister would sit beside me. Just a few minutes ago I tried to kill myself." Then shoe looked at me with a look of horror, fright, and anguish and asked, "Sir, . . .does your . . .God . . .love . . .me?"

I will never forget how she looked as she asked me if my God loved her. I was happy to tell her that not only did my God love her, but that I loved her too because Jesus loved her. At twenty-eight thousand feet in the air I told her the wonderful story of Christ and that God did love her. As I went to my hotel room in Atlanta, where I was to sleep for two or three hours before catching a plane to South Carolina, I knelt and prayed, "Dear God, let me love more. The only way people can see Thy love is to see it in me."

In order that our love might be more like His, let us examine a few ways to increase our love.

1. Remember it is better to love than to be loved. One can only guarantee fulfillment by loving, not by being loved. If one's happiness is built upon loving, then it can be controlled, but if his happiness is built upon being loved, it is built upon something over which he has no control. One who loves you can withdraw that love, and there is nothing that you can do about it. The happiest people and the people whose happiness is most secure are those who find their joy in loving rather than being loved.

2. Love is often unrecognized and unreturned. As one grows in love he finds himself the possessor of something that the flesh cannot recognize. The carnal mind is at enmity with God, and the flesh cannot determine spiritual traits. Hence, it is entirely possible that the people who love the least will receive credit for loving the most and that the world's greatest lovers will have their love unrecognized by the world. There are many preachers who are described as prophets of love because they never preach against sin, never rebuke their people, etc. On the other hand there are many preachers who are described as prophets of doom and hate who are really full of love for their people. Remember, love is of God, and this old carnal world knows nothing about God and His love. Because of this, the more true love that one has, the less recognition he will get for it. He may find himself being considered unloving by those who have little love but receive praise for being great lovers. Hence, when a person finds his joy and satisfaction in loving, he may have to become accustomed to having that love unrecognized by those about him.

3. Love gives the object its needs, not its wants. The love that the world knows is that which fulfills only the wants of its object. The love which God gives is that which oftentimes forfeits its own recognition in an effort to help. Many people who know true love find that oftentimes words of caution and even abruptness must be used to those you love in an effort to help them. The parent who loves his children enough to discipline them may be called an unloving parent. The pastor who loves his people enough to warn them may be called an unloving pastor. Though his love may go unrecognized on earth, it is certainly accepted and recognized as true love by Him Who is Love.

4. Love is often heartbroken. Remember that the higher one goes the lonelier he gets, and the more one loves the more he will feel unloved. He then compares his love for others with that which others have for him, finding that their love for him falls short of his love for them. The consequence is often heartbreak. The compensation for this is great, however, for the more we learn to love on earth, the higher will be our level of spiritual maturity and love in Heaven, and the more love we can offer to the Lord Jesus Christ.

5. We are not to love because of the object. "I love her because she is so sweet." "I just love him; he is so nice." These are immature statements that can lead to disappointments.

In the first place, if one's love is determined by the object, it can be also lost when the object changes. If you love her because she is sweet, you will quit loving her when she is sour. If you love him because he is nice, you will quit loving him when he is not nice. However, if you love him because God is love and has given you of His love, his changing will not change your love. Hence, our love should not be because of condition of the loved but because of the condition of the lover.

Another reason why this is important is that if we love because of the object, we will not love those who need loving the most. Jesus loved the unlovable, the unloving, and the unloved. To be like Him, we must do likewise.

6. Do not let the object stop your love. If one does not love because of the object, then also he should not stop loving if the object becomes unlovable. I have often said this to the people whom I pastor: "I cannot make you love me, but you cannot keep me from loving you." If one loves because the object is lovable, his love cannot increase unless the object becomes more lovable. In other words, he has no power to increase his love. If, however, one loves because of the love that Christ has placed in his heart, then he can increase his own love by increasing the size of his heart."

7. Keep all love within its proper bounds. If disciplined properly, every relationship can be developed to its fullest. There is love for mother, love for father, love for brother, love for sister, love for husband, love for wife, love for sweetheart, love for friend, etc. Each love should be kept within its own boundaries allowing each relationship to develop to its highest and fullest. It is wise for a person to list his relationships in life. Life is a series of human relationships, and one's happiness is largely determined by the development of each relationship. A list can be made such as the following:

I am a husband to Beverly Hyles.

I am a father to Becky Hyles, David Hyles, Linda Hyles, and Cindy Hyles.

I am a son to Mrs. C. M. Hyles.

I am a brother to Mrs. Earlyne Stephens

I am a pastor to the members of my church.

Now I must develop each of these relationships to its fullest thereby guaranteeing the happiness of each object as well as my own happiness. One does not have to choose between being a good husband and a good father, between a good father and a good friend, or a good son and a good boss. The late Dr. Bob Jones, Sr. used to say, "Duties never conflict." I can be a good whatever I am. God will give me no relationships that I cannot develop to the fullest.

8. The lover must make all reconciliations. When there is a strained relationship, it is up to the lover to lead in efforts of reconciliation. Remember the weak is usually too weak to make amends. It is up to the stronger to do so.

9. By all means, do not work on being loved. Seeking to be loved makes love impossible, for such actions are selfish, and love cannot be selfish. Selfishness cannot love. Most of the so-called love in our generation is selfish and possessive. It is nothing more than a desire to be with someone who satisfies one of the senses.

Several years ago I notices in the Fort Worth, Texas, newspaper a picture of a lady bending over the dead form of her husband whom she had just killed. As she picked his head up and put it in her lap she said, "Oh, how I loved you." (I told my wife that I didn't want her to love me that much.)

The average so-called love of today is nothing more than a desire to be around someone who is pretty or someone whose personality makes us feel good. It is basically wanting to be with someone who likes us. It is selfish and possessive if this is all that is involved. Hence, one should work on his loving and not on being loved. God will take care of giving to us those who loves us if we will take care of developing through Him and in Him the right kind of love flowing out of our own hearts.

10. Express your love. It is a wonderful thing to be able to express your love. This would simply mean being affectionate. Do you love him? Tell him. Do you love her? Tell her. Has she been a blessing to you? Let her know it. There is far too little tenderness and affection exchanged between friends in our generation. Words of love and affection are always in order if they are set within the proper bounds. Notes and letters to friends we love certainly should be written often. This is a very vital part of friendship and love.

Married people reveal their relationship by the wearing of the wedding band. Athletes wear letter sweaters. Soldiers wear uniforms. Our Lord wanted to give His people something as an insignia of their standing, something by which they could be identified. He did not choose rings for our fingers or a certain piece of clothing to cover our bodies. He simply choose love, for He said, "By this shall all men know that ye are My disciples, if ye have love one to another." (John 13:35)



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