Seeking the Gospel Truth

Seeking the Gospel Truth

By Giselle Aguiar
Are you absolutely sure that you’re going to Heaven (not Purgatory)? Learn how YOU, by God's Grace--not by doing good works--can have a guaranteed, 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven. Former Catholic and Progressive, now Born-Again Christian, Giselle Aguiar, talks plainly about the Good News--the Gospel--of Jesus Christ's true salvation. Giselle's testimony is in the 1st 3 episodes.
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7.16: Jesus' Return to the World in Glory: Focus on the Apostles’ Creed Part 4

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8.5: The Truth About Peter: He was Never the Head of the Church
Continuing the series: Where the Roman Catholic Church Went Wrong: Tracking where church leaders strayed from the Gospel Truth Today answer the question, "Was Peter the Pope?" Peter first heard about Jesus from his brother Andrew, who heard about  Him from John the Baptist. Even so, it wasn’t until Jesus performed a  miracle involving fish that caught Peter's attention and urged Him to  respond.... Continue in my blog where there is a video, "Was Peter the Pope?" I'm no Bible Scholar, however, I did find one that explains why Peter IS  NOT the first Pope and why Peter, himself, would not want to be thought  as the head of the church. It's done in the fashion of an interview  using Peter's own words from the Book of Acts, the Gospels and his  letters..... There's also a video on the the journey of the Apostles after the Book of Acts. They're both relatively short. Must watch.... If you want to reap all the benefits of salvation including the 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven then… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! This is a daily podcast, published each evening.  Hit the subscribe button so you don’t miss out!  And please share this with your friends.
15:10
August 6, 2020
8.4: Truth: Confessing to a Priest doesn't Get You Saved
Continuing my series on “Where the Roman Catholic Church Went Wrong:  Tracking Where Church Leaders Strayed from the Gospel Truth”, brings me  to confession. I remember as a kid going every Saturday with my mom (dad  only went to church for a wedding or funeral) to confession. We did  this so that we could receive Communion in Mass on Sunday. It was a  weekly ritual. Problem was, that I was a pretty good kid. What happens  when you have no sins to confess? .... Keep reading in my blog... there are links to relevant Bible verses... If you want to reap all the benefits of salvation including the 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven then… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! This is a daily podcast, published each evening.  Hit the subscribe button so you don’t miss out!  And please share this with your friends.
16:52
August 5, 2020
8.3: The Truth About Purgatory: The Biggest Deception of the Catholic Church
If purgatory exists, then Jesus suffered, sacrificed His life and died  for nothing. The truth is that purgatory does not exist! It is an  invention of the Roman Catholic Church and it has been exploited for  centuries. I remember when my dad passed away in 1993 and I went to Puerto Rico  to be with my mom. We went to visit his older half-sister and she said  to us, “I’m praying for him every day.” Mom appreciated it. I didn’t  know what to say. Mom regularly paid the Catholic Church to “say a Mass”  for my father. Now, at the time, I was attending a Progressive church. I still wasn’t born-again,  but that sounded weird. I didn’t get it. It was years since I had been  in a Catholic Church and I had forgotten all about purgatory. Apparently  my mom and aunt believed my dad was there and that prayers and masses  would shorten his sentence. (Those are called “indulgences” and I’ll get  into more details on them in a later post.) However, no one knew how  long the sentence was. And that’s just it. No one does know how long  their sentence in purgatory is. Because it doesn’t exist! What is Purgatory? Keep reading in my blog where there are more links to in-depth studies, an infographic (at the bottom), and a video on Purgatory.... If you want to reap all the benefits of salvation including the 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven then… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! This is a daily podcast, published each evening.  Hit the subscribe button so you don’t miss out!  And please share this with your friends. Note: Due to technical difficulties, this post is a little late. 
21:07
August 4, 2020
8.2: Proven Truth: How Paganism and Idolatry Started in the Church
As I continue tracking where church leaders strayed from the Gospel  Truth or God's Word, we have to look at the Roman Catholic Church in two  lights: Pre-Reformation and Post-Reformation. I started with Infant Baptism because that didn't seem to have a specific start date. But, it stemmed  back to even pre-Constantine times. When Roman Emperor Constantine came  on the scene, that's where we find an unholy blending of pagan rituals and traditions....  Keep reading in my blog where I have 2 videos another podcast and links to more resources so you can do deeper.... Saints can’t save you, the Virgin Mary can’t save you. Only Jesus can.  If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation, receive the Holy Spirit, and get a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! This is a daily podcast, published each evening.  Hit the subscribe button so you don’t miss out!  And please share this with your friends.
19:24
August 3, 2020
8.1: Proven Truth: Baby Baptism Absolutely Does Not Equal Salvation!
I was baptized in the Roman Catholic Church when I was 6 months old. When I was in my 30s and decided I wanted to go back to church,  the first church I was taken to in Miami was a huge Baptist church. I  went to the singles ministry Sunday school and they kept asking me,  “When was I baptized?” I said, “As a baby.” “You need to be baptized again.” They would reply quickly. However, none of them could explain to me WHY I needed to be baptized again. I explain how God finally lead me to an explanation I could wrap my brain around here. Where the Roman Catholic Church Went Wrong: Tracking where church leaders strayed from the Gospel Truth This is the first of several — I have no idea how many — blog posts  and podcasts on “Where the Roman Catholic Church Went Wrong”. I’ll be  tracking where church leaders strayed from the Gospel Truth — going back  as far as I can find sources and proof. Where did Baptizing Babies Start? .... Keep Reading in my Blog where there are more resources and information on some of the early church leaders that argued over infant baptism... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation, receive the Holy Spirit, and get a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! This is a daily podcast, published each evening.  Hit the subscribe button so you don’t miss out!  And please share this with your friends.
21:14
August 2, 2020
7.31: Paul’s Amazing Advice to Timothy is Absolutely Relevant Now!
Paul’s 2 letters to his apprentice, Timothy, are  quite appropriate as a bridge to my next series. In these letters —  which some believe were the last letters Paul ever wrote — he gives  valuable advice, speaks the Gospel Truth and warns Timothy of all the  unholy times to come. What is amazing is that what Paul was warning  Timothy back then — c. 67-69 AD, probably while he was in prison — is  happening right now and has been happening throughout church history.  I’m not going to go through the 2 letters totally here — it would be too  long. I do urge you to read them and study them for yourself. Again, I  highly recommend ThroughTheWord.org. 1 Timothy | 2 Timothy Highlights from 1 Timothy Paul starts his letter warning Timothy about false teachings… Keep reading in my blog... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation, receive the Holy Spirit, and get a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
42:45
August 1, 2020
7.30: Pay Attention! Listen to the Watchmen on the Wall!
The city of Old San Juan in Puerto Rico is heavily fortified. Its “El Morro” Fortress dates back to 1650 when the Spanish government ordered the city to be surrounded.  The picture above is of one of its “garritas” or sentry towers where  guards were posted 24/7. Their job was to warn the fortress officers if  they saw any enemy ships approaching. I imagine they would then rally  the troops and be ready for the attack. Now, imagine if the sentry warned an officer, but the officer did  nothing and the fortress was attacked and men were killed. Whose at  fault? The officer, right? The sentry did his job. Such is the job of  the Watchman on the Wall. Back in the Old Testament days, most cities were walled cities — not  unlike Old San Juan. Watchmen were stationed on the wall and their job  was to watch out for approaching enemies and to warn the leaders and the  people that an attack would be imminent. We have this in Ezekiel  chapter 33.... Keep reading in my blog and you'll see the picture of the sentry box in "El Morro" fortress and I have a special song at the end of the blog.... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation, receive the Holy Spirit, and get a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
15:54
July 31, 2020
7.29: What is the Salvation of Jesus Christ?
I recently did a series on the Apostles’ Creed as the foundation of what Christians profess to believe. The Apostle  Paul gave us another “creed” in 1 Corinthians 15 where he proves, beyond  a reasonable doubt, that Jesus died, was resurrected and is now in  God’s Glory with the Father in Heaven. Let’s go through it. Paul writes… Continue reading in my blog where there are links to further study and resources.... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation, receive the Holy Spirit, and get a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
16:38
July 30, 2020
7.28: What is the Glory of God?
A few months ago, someone asked me on Quora,  "What is the Glory of God and what is its purpose?" At that time, I  couldn't answer it, so I passed on the question. After doing more  studying to provide material for this blog and podcast, I can now answer  the question and it's an important one.... Keep reading in my blog.... there are links to more resources... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation, receive the Holy Spirit, and get a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
09:59
July 29, 2020
7.27: Beware of the Devil's Evil Plan: A Global Rebellion Against God
Ever since the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, Satan has been in a battle with God for mankind. Shortly after the scene in the garden, Cain committed the first murder. Here we we had anger, envy, jealousy and greed. In Genesis 6 God stated… 5 The Lord observed the  extent of human wickedness on the earth, and he saw that everything  they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil. 6 So the Lord was sorry he had ever made them and put them on the earth. It broke his heart. 7 And  the Lord said, “I will wipe this human race I have created from the  face of the earth. Yes, and I will destroy every living thing—all the  people, the large animals, the small animals that scurry along the  ground, and even the birds of the sky. I am sorry I ever made them.” 8 But Noah found favor with the Lord. Genesis 6:5-8 NLT So he flooded the earth and wiped everything out except for Noah and his family and the animals in the ark. (Genesis 6-10). The Tower of Babel Right after that, the people thought themselves godlike… Keep reading in my blog where I embedded a hand-picked video on how our current world is battling spiritual warfare... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation, receive the Holy Spirit, and get a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
16:00
July 28, 2020
7.26: How to Combat the Strategies of the Devil with the Armor of God
When I first started studying the Bible, I used to get Galatians and Ephesians mixed up. Where’s the “Fruit of the Spirit”? That’s Galatians 5.  Where’s the “Armor of God”? That’s Ephesians 6. And that’s where we are  today. I’m going to defer the beginning of Ephesians 6 to Pastor Kris  Langham in the free Bible app – ThroughTheWord.org. I’m skipping over the parenting and business tips and going right to the Armor of God. That’s what we need right now  because what’s happening in the world today, is all the strategies of  the devil. Moreover, if you consider yourself a Christian, then you need  to put on the Armor of God daily! Paul writes… Keep reading in my blog... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation, receive the Holy Spirit, and get a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
16:20
July 27, 2020
7.25: If God is Our Father, How in the World do We Act Like His Kid?
In Ephesians chapter 5, the Apostle Paul continues his sermon on what it looks like to live as a Child of God. When we are born again, we are made new. It's up to us, with the help of God's Word -- the Bible -- and the Holy Spirit -- to imitate God. That's sanctification and it's not easy. That's why Paul wrote all his letters. He heard that all the churches he started all over Europe were having issues trying to walk the walk. They were influenced many false teachers sent by Satan to distract and divert them from the truth and from walking in the light. John wrote in one of his letters of encouragement... But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7 NLT Ephesians 5... Keep reading in my blog... there's an embedded podcast where I tell my own prodigal story..... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation, receive the Holy Spirit, and get a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
11:34
July 26, 2020
7.24: Are you Grounded in Your Faith?
The more you read the Bible, the more grounded you become in your faith.  In the 4th chapter of Ephesians, the Apostle Paul tells us how to "walk  the walk". It's one thing calling yourself or professing to be  Christian. Another thing is proving it by your actions and behaviors --  or your "walk". The whole idea of becoming a Christian is leaving your  old, sinful life behind and being reborn into a new life through Jesus  Christ. Here, Paul tells us just how to do that. Let's dig in... Keep reading in my blog.... there's a special, hand-picked song for you at the bottom.... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation, receive the Holy Spirit, and get a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
12:26
July 25, 2020
7.23: How Wide, Long, High and Deep is the Love of Jesus!
One of my favorite statues of Jesus is Christ  the Redeemer in Rio de Janero, Brazil. I’ve always wanted to go there,  but alas, I’ll have to enjoy it online for now. The statue shows Jesus  with His arms stretched out, but He’s not on the cross. It reminds me of  a couple of Bible passages. One is from the Psalms which is a prophetic  one considering it’s in the Psalms talking about Jesus’ redemption of  our sins… Psalm 103:12 NLTAs far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us When you think about a globe, if you travel north, eventually, you’ll  reach the North Pole and then be heading south. However, when you  travel east, you’ll always be traveling east. East and west will never  meet. That’s how far away Jesus removed our sins from us. They’re gone!  Never to come back! Done! Another scripture that reminds me of that statue as well as the ocean, is in… Ephesians Chapter 3.... Keep reading in my blog where I have a picture of the statue and the ocean.... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation, receive the Holy Spirit, and get a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
11:26
July 24, 2020
7.22: Saved by Amazing Grace: Outside of Jesus We Are Dead
We need Jesus, because we need LIFE! God gave us life and the devil  wants to take it away. Satan is clever. He’s the wolf dressed up in  sheep’s clothing. He doesn’t look like the devil. He’s either very  charismatic or could even be sweet and gentle like a “wise man” or  priest. Lost sheep can easily be led astray. Coming from both a Catholic  and a Progressive background, I fell for the deception. I was told that  all I needed to do was be a good kid, go to church, treat everyone nice  and I’d have my ticket to heaven. How lost I was! I’m so glad that God  kept pursuing me! I kept resisting, but He didn’t let go. He didn’t give  up. ... Keep reading in my blog.... my testimony is at the bottom along with a hand-picked music video just for you!... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation, receive the Holy Spirit, and get a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
13:05
July 23, 2020
7.21: Powerful, Spiritual Wisdom Through Belief in Jesus (Ephesians 1)
I heard it said that knowledge is knowing that a  tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. The Bible  is full of wisdom — especially the books of Ecclesiastes, Psalms and  Proverbs. Today we start a study of spiritual wisdom to help combat  spiritual warfare in the Book of Ephesians.... Keep reading in my blog... There's a link to a video in another post on the history of Ephesus, the city as well as another podcast on truth and discernment.... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation, receive the Holy Spirit, and get a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
11:46
July 22, 2020
7.20: Life in the World to Come: Focus on the Apostles’ Creed 8
Confident hope! That is what keeps born-again Christians going each day. We know. We are certain that this world with  all its misery, evil, sin, pain, suffering and death is not all there  is. It’s what gives us joy and peace even though the earth around us is  in turmoil. It’s the Good News of the Salvation of Jesus Christ! Keep reading in my blog where I've got links to a special study on Revelation and 2 videos on the Rapture and End Times.... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation, receive the Holy Spirit, and get a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
13:08
July 21, 2020
7.19: Belief, Baptized and Forgiven: Focus on the Apostles’ Creed 7
This next phrase in the Apostles’ or Nicene Creed is where churches  differ in doctrine. Who’s right? Here’s where you need to go to the  Gospel and seek the truth for yourself. Don’t rely on the teachings of  one church. We were warned by Jesus, Paul, John, Jude and Peter many  times to beware of false teachers. Most of the time they come across as  very believable, but they are really doing Satan’s work of deception.  Our next series will be the Book of Ephesians where we’ll touch on  spiritual warfare. For now, we’ll finish deconstructing the Apostles’  Creed. There’s one more part after this… Keep reading in my blog where there are links to deeper study... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation, receive the Holy Spirit, and get a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
10:42
July 20, 2020
7.18: Faith and Belief in One Holy, Catholic Church: Focus on the Apostles’ Creed 6
This next line in the Apostles’ or Nicene Creed  is one that gets confusing especially for Protestants. I know it was for  me when I started attending a Protestant church in Miami and they  recited the creed every Sunday. Why were we saying we believed in the  “Catholic Church”? The Apostles’ Creed cont.  I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. Apostles’ Creed There are 4 adjectives there describing the church. Let’s take them one at a time.... Keep reading in my blog where I have some additional past podcasts embedded for further reference.... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation, receive the Holy Spirit, and get a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
11:08
July 19, 2020
7.17: God is a Personal God in the Holy Spirit: Focus on the Apostles’ Creed Part 5
Growing up Catholic and even later as a Progressive Protestant, I knew  the Holy Spirit existed as part of the Holy Trinity, but I had no idea  of His power and that I had access to that power. Moreover, I had no clue that the Holy Spirit could dwell in my heart! I thought that was something that the crazy Pentecostals did. That wasn't for me! How wrong I was! Keep reading in my blog where there are embeds of past podcast on the Holy Spirit as well as links to other blog articles for more in-depth study.... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation, receive the Holy Spirit, and get a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
12:43
July 18, 2020
7.16: Jesus' Return to the World in Glory: Focus on the Apostles’ Creed Part 4
Continuing in our deconstruction of the  Apostles’ or Nicene Creed, today we come to the resurrection, which is a  key belief in Christianity. If Jesus wasn’t resurrected, then we’ve got no hope. In 1 Corinthians 15 — which is also referred to as a creed for Christian believers — the Apostle Paul tells us… 12 But if it is  preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you  say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. 15 More  than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we  have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did  not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. 1 Corinthians 15:12-17 NIV The Apostles’ Creed cont… He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end. The Apostles’ Creed Keep reading in my blog.... more resources... To enter the Kingdom of God, you must be Born Again as an adult.  If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation and a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
13:42
July 17, 2020
7.15: Jesus Suffers to Save the World: Focus on the Apostles’ Creed Part 3
We continue our deconstructing of the Apostles’ Creed — The Core of Our  Beliefs. Today we talk about historical record. Jesus’ trial before  Pontius Pilot, the Roman Governor at the time. There are some powerful  words in this next section that we take for granted. Let’s stop and  ponder them… Keep reading in my blog.... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation and a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
12:01
July 16, 2020
7.14: God Came Down from Heaven: Focus on the Apostles’ Creed Part 2
The next part of the Apostles’ Creed is the  Christmas or Nativity story. God comes down from heaven and becomes  human. This is the greatest love story ever written! We humans did not  and could never work our own way out of sin. So God, who loved us so  much, sent His only Son… As Jesus told Nicodemus that night… “For this is how God loved the  world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in  him will not perish but have eternal life. 17 God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.“ John 3:16-17 NTL The Apostle’s Creed Continued… For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the power of the Holy Spirit was born (incarnate or conceived) of the Virgin Mary, and became man. Keep reading in my blog.... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation and a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
12:07
July 15, 2020
7.13: I believe in one God: Focus on the Apostles’ Creed Part 1
What you profess to believe in is an important part of your life. Yesterday, I spoke about the history of the creed that many Christian churches,  spanning denominations, hold as their true beliefs. Growing up  Catholic, I rattled off the Apostles’ Creed by memory. However, it  wasn’t until I started reading the Bible daily that what I was professing in that creed was way bigger than just mere words. If you truly believe what you are reciting, then you SHOULD hold a  Biblical Worldview. Everything you do should center around the beliefs  you are affirming. What I plan to do in the next few posts is  deconstruct the Apostles’ (or Nicene) Creed. Hopefully, it will bring to  light what we are really professing when we say it.... Keep reading in my blog.... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation and a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
13:42
July 14, 2020
7.12: Focus on the Apostles’ Creed: Our Beliefs Exposed
The Apostles’ Creed is the statement of the core beliefs of  Christianity. The Creed itself has been revised over and over by  different churches and denominations. Phrases were added, removed,  changed, and edited. I remember having to memorize if for either First  Communion or Confirmation. The problem with that, is I could rattle it  off, but I had no concept of it’s true meaning.... Keep reading in my blog.... there's a cool music video of a modern-day creed... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation and a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
09:00
July 13, 2020
7.11: You are not Free if You are a Slave to Religion
In listening to ThroughTheWord’s lesson on Galatians chapter 6, Pastor Kris Langham said something very interesting. The word “religion”  actually means re-bind-up. Think of the word “ligature”, which means “a  thing used for tying or binding something tightly.” Now, that was an  eye-opening revelation! I remember as a kid growing up Catholic, I was more worried about  breaking a rule rather than why I was in church in the first place — to  learn about Jesus. Jesus told us when he quoted the prophet Isaiah in Luke 4… Luke 4:18-19, 2118 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,     for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released,     that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, 19     and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.”… …“The Scripture you’ve just heard has been fulfilled this very day!” Captives? What captives? The Jews who were bound by the law. Freedom from the Law As we finish with the last chapter of Paul’s letter to the church in  Galatia, let’s review a couple of key points. The Galatians began in grace, but let legalism slip into their beliefs.... Keep reading in my blog.... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation and a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
11:13
July 12, 2020
7.10: How Do You Get Unsurpassed Freedom in Jesus Christ?
Galatians chapter 5 is one of my favorite chapters. In it, Paul talks  about freedom and fruit! Good stuff! I did a podcast on the Fruit of the  Spirit as one of the 22 benefits of the salvation of Jesus Christ and it’s embedded towards the bottom. So, let’s dig into Paul’s letter  to the Galatians. It starts with a potent declaration of the truth.... Keep reading in my blog where you'll find another podcast that dives deeper into the Fruit of the Spirit... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation and a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
12:55
July 11, 2020
7.9: Are You a Child of God?
Imago Deo — In the image of God. God made us that way! It’s in Genesis… Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. Genesis 1:26 NLT “Our image”… “to be like us” — us? Who’s the us? That’s God, the  Father, Jesus, the son and the Holy Spirit — our triune God – the Holy  Trinity. But we are not God’s children until we invite Jesus into our  hearts and He gives us the Holy Spirit. Then we get God’s DNA. We become children of God.... Keep reading in my blog.... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation and a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
17:04
July 10, 2020
7.8: Did You Know that Works Don't Get You Saved?
OK, so my title could be worded more grammatically-correct, but it gets the point across of Galatians chapter  3. In this chapter, Paul clearly explains the difference between faith  vs. works and grace vs. law. It answers the question… What Makes a Person Righteous in God’s Sight? Paul writes… Keep reading in my blog... If you want to reap all the benefits of salvation including the 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven then… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
13:44
July 9, 2020
7.7: Not Guilty! Justification is by Faith in Christ Alone
We continue our walk through Paul’s letter to the Galatians. In chapter 1, Paul explained the problem in the Galatian churches — they were listening to false teachers — fake news — who told them  that they must follow the Jewish law to be saved. That you’re not just  saved by grace and faith — which is the true Gospel. The book of Galatians can be divided into 3 parts… 1 and 2 – Paul defends the Gospel of Grace 3 and 4 – The Gospel of Grace is Explained by Paul 5 and 6 – Paul shows us how to apply the Gospel of Grace in our lives Galatians Chapter 2 In Chapter 2, Paul continues his story of how he goes to Jerusalem and confronts Peter… If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation and a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
13:45
July 8, 2020
7.6: Pretending to be the Good News When it's Not
I have a love-hate relationship with social  media. I need to use it for my business and to help spread the Gospel of  Jesus Christ, however, it’s full of FAKE NEWS! Moreover, it’s really  hard to distinguish what’s true and what’s fake! You have to go to  resources like Snopes or Just Facts to verify if it’s true or not. Likewise it is with the Good News of Jesus Christ or the Gospel. How do you know that the church you’re attending is preaching the true Gospel? You read the Bible! You  have 27 books in the New Testament that reveal, preach, explain and  prophesy the Good News of the true salvation of Jesus Christ. [Related: Who Wrote the Gospels?]  The problem is, some churches don’t encourage you to read the Bible for  yourself. At least the Roman Catholic Church I grew up in didn’t. My  parents didn’t either. They didn’t know better. They, too, were raised  Catholic. The Apostle Paul’s Letter to the Galatians Scholars say that that letter to the “churches of Galatia” may have  been the first epistle that Paul wrote. Probably because he explains in  the first chapter where he got his knowledge of the Gospel of Christ.  Why is he an authority? He’s the “Johnny-come-lately” of the apostles.  He encountered Jesus after the resurrection. He was one of the Pharisees  who’s stood by and watched Stephen get stoned to death (Acts 7). So what was the fake gospel that the Galatians were following? Here’s the first chapter. Pay close attention…. Keep reading in my blog.... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation and a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
14:42
July 7, 2020
7.5: Sanctification: Striving to be Holy Like God is Holy
We humans can never be perfect. Only Jesus is  perfect. So, even after we repent of our sins — that is, stop sinning —  how do we stay repented? It’s not easy. Satan’s whole purpose in  existing is to tempt us and prevent us from staying repented. Satan will try distracting us so  we don’t read the Bible every day. He’ll say to us, “Oh, you’re too  tired to go to church on Sunday!” on Saturday night. And it gets way  worse. Jesus said… The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. John 10:10 NLT The thief is Satan. Then Peter tells us… 15 But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy. 1 Peter 1:15 NLT Huh? How are we supposed to do that? Keep reading in my blog.... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation and a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Welcome to the Kingdom of God! Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory!
10:32
July 6, 2020
7.4: The Day of the Lord is Coming: Are You Ready?
We’re halfway through 2020 and the scary thing is — it’s not over yet!  We still have 6 more months to go. The presidential election is about 3  months away and the battle is just getting hot. In Arizona, we’re back  in lock-down, shutdown, and stay-at-home mode as more and more cases of  COVID-19 are diagnosed. And now I read that there’s a mutant strain of the coronavirus that will spread faster and will be more contagious. Yikes! Arizona’s rainy monsoon season was supposed to have started on June 15. According  to AZ Family News, the last time we had “measurable rainfall” at the  Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport was April 11, with .08″.  Every day we  have a wildfire or two start and our brave firefighters are working  overtime. There are 3 fires that have burned 100s of thousands of acres.  One is just northeast of Phoenix. On June 27, a plague of locusts invaded a city in India. God Warned the World way back in Old Testament Times… 13 At times I might  shut up the heavens so that no rain falls, or command grasshoppers to  devour your crops, or send plagues among you. 14 Then if my  people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and  seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven  and will forgive their sins and restore their land. 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 NLT Let’s see… drought – check… grasshoppers/locust – check… plague –  check… Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Yep, God wants our attention.  Moreover, the instructions are very plain and simple! We are to humble  ourselves, pray and SEEK HIM AND REPENT! God will forgive our sins and  heal our land! Keep reading in my blog.... there are more links, videos and pictures.... as well as 2 special videos at the bottom that you MUST WATCH!  If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation and a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
20:39
July 5, 2020
7.3: Can You Live in the World and in the Kingdom of God at the Same Time?
The short answer is — NO! Do you call yourself a Christian? Why? Is it because you… grew up attending a church with your family? were “born” in that denomination? Like I was born Catholic, to Catholic parents on a Catholic island. aren’t Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, or Hindu, so you must be Christian? attend a church every Sunday? attend a church every Christmas and Easter? grew up forced to attend a church you didn’t understand or had a bad experience, then stopped going? know that Jesus Christ is your personal savior and that He is the only way to get into Heaven? I hope you answered #7. Then you are a true Christian. All others fall into the category of the ones Jesus “never knew”.... Keep reading in my blog.... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation and a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory!
15:46
July 4, 2020
7.2: Suffering Hardship Even in the Kingdom of God
There's no doubt that our nation -- and our world -- are both going  through some tough times. Yet hardships are a part of life -- even the  lives of Christian believers. Jesus never said that once we become  born-again, saved believers that life would be smooth and wonderful. In  fact, we were warned several times in the New Testament that we would go  through trials, hardships and tribulation.... Keep reading on my blog... there's more links there and a special song picked just for you at the bottom! ... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation and a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
19:41
July 3, 2020
7.1: What Do You Absolutely Have to Do to Enter The Kingdom of God?
We’re told by Jesus in Matthew 6:33 that if we  seek FIRST the Kingdom of God, He will provide everything that we NEED.  That’s “Jehovah Jirah” — “The God who Provides”. Everything that we own,  we have it because God let us have it. But that’s a lesson on  stewardship and I’m not going there today. Besides our “daily bread” or needs, we also long for or “thirst” for a  relationship with Jesus. That’s why He died on the cross. He didn’t  suffer and die on the cross so that we could have religion! He wants a relationships with each and every one of us — personally! 3 Things Jesus Requires of Us to Enter the Kingdom of God.... Keep reading on my blog.... If you want to reap all the benefits of salvation including the 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven then… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
11:36
July 2, 2020
6.30: How to Discern Between the Gospel Truth and a False Teacher
With all the fake news we have to weed through on social media these days, it's hard to imagine that we also have to weed through false Christian teachers. This is tough because some of these folks have strong voices. They're very charismatic. And they have huge followings. I'm not going to tell you who to listen to and not to listen to. My purpose in this article is to show you the warnings in the Bible about false prophets or teachers. Most importantly, how to tell the difference between what's true or false. At the bottom of my blog I've embedded 3 videos. Please take the time to watch them -- and ask God and the Holy Spirit to open your mind, heart and eyes to discern the truth. Click on over to my blog to listen to other podcast episodes on the topic and to watch the 3 videos on false prophets. Guaranteed to be eye-openers!  Pray that Jesus and the Holy Spirit will guide you and show you the truth.  If you want to be able to discern the truth, you MUST have the Holy Spirit in your heart! How do you get him? By inviting Jesus to be your Lord and Savior! Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Seek the Truth! Soli Deo Gloria -- to God Alone be the Glory!
16:11
July 1, 2020
6.29: Why Do You Go to Church? To Get to Know Jesus?
What is Your Reason for Going to Church? Is it… To be seen? Because your parents or spouse said so? Because you were born ________ Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist, whatever? To feel good? To sing in the choir or play in the band? Because you’re drawn to God but you don’t know why? Because you’re searching for answers? To worship and praise God and hopefully hear a good sermon/message that speaks to you? What would Jesus say about Your Church? Would he approve of the message? Would he be impressed with your service projects? What category does your church fall under... Keep reading on my blog to get dig deeper... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation and a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” “And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” ~Colossians‬ ‭2:6-7‬ ‭NLT‬‬ “And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.” ~‭‭Matthew‬ ‭24:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬ 
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12:07
June 30, 2020
6.28: Are You More Connected to the World than to the Kingdom of God?
This morning as I started my day with God, one of my devotionals gave me  the title of today's blog and podcast. Unless I'm doing a series like  the Book of Romans or the Book of Revelation,  I have a topic in mind -- the Kingdom of God -- but as for the material  of the actual article, I leave it up to the Holy Spirit and God. And  the Sermon title and topic at my church this morning, First Christian Church of Phoenix (video  is embedded below), was "Meditate on These Things". And that affirmed  my title and topic choice. It's really cool when God does that! Keep reading in my blog where there are other related podcast and a special video from my church's service that applies to this topic... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation and a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” “And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” ~Colossians‬ ‭2:6-7‬ ‭NLT‬‬ “And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.” ~‭‭Matthew‬ ‭24:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬  
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13:33
June 29, 2020
6.27: Racism and Prejudice are Banned from the Kingdom of God
The Kingdom of God is very colorful! Born-again, evangelical Christian  believers come in all skin tones, all ethnicities, nationalities,  tribes, social statuses, education levels, and economic levels. Look at  how the church is growing in nations around the world... Keep reading in my blog ... there are links to sources of stats and other links for deeper study.... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation and a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria -- to God Alone be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
18:15
June 28, 2020
6.26: How to Enter the Kingdom of God by way of the Narrow Gate
Ever since I moved to Phoenix, Arizona, 14 years  ago, I’ve enjoyed hiking the many trails in the area. Some are easy and  I can hike them at a good pace. The steeper ones are more difficult and  sometimes, very narrow. One slip on a rock and you’re tumbling down the  side of the mountain. These trails remind me of life. Sometimes we have it easy and sometimes, the way seems like it’s all uphill and treacherous. The one good thing is knowing that at any time, we can look up to Jesus. Actually, we can call on Jesus and He will walk… beside us as a friend in front of us a guide or behind us, pushing us through the rough road At times, He even carries us…. Keep reading in my blog.... there's a special song video that I picked out for you..... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation and a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” “And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” ~Colossians‬ ‭2:6-7‬ ‭NLT‬‬ “And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.” ~‭‭Matthew‬ ‭24:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬ 
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10:59
June 27, 2020
6.25: Are You Longing for Truth and More of Jesus?
Then what's stopping you? Are you looking in the wrong places? Jesus told us in the Sermon on the Mount... Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (or justice),    for they will be filled. Matthew 5:6 NIV When you're hungry, you eat. Once you're full, you're satisfied and happy. In a few hours, guess what? You're hungry again and then you eat again. That's how humans and all living creatures are made. However, what about the hunger in our souls? We all have it. Where we go to satisfy that hunger, thirst and longing is where we differ. Righteous, godly people look to the Bible -- the Word of God. Unrighteous and ungodly people look to the world -- money, wealth, lust, gluttony (thinking that eating more food will satisfy you.) But that's not really satisfying enough. We just want more and more of it and we are never satisfied. All that leads to pride, vanity, wrath (anger of not getting what you want), envy (wanting what others have) and sloth (not caring about anything - apathy.)  Oh, wow! There are the 7 Deadly Sins! Keep reading in my blog for more.... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation and a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” “And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” Colossians‬ ‭2:6-7‬ ‭NLT‬‬ “And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.” ~‭‭Matthew‬ ‭24:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬ 
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15:04
June 26, 2020
6.24: What is the Gospel? What is the Good News of Jesus?
The Gospel of Jesus Christ — what does the word “gospel” mean exactly? Click on over to my blog for more... “And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.” ~‭‭Matthew‬ ‭24:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬ 
 Prepare ye the way of the Lord!  If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation and a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” “And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” ~Colossians‬ ‭2:6-7‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria -- to God Alone be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
14:44
June 25, 2020
6.23: What is the Kingdom of God? How do You get in?
We pray for God’s kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven. Is God's Kingdom already here? Actually, yes it is. Every time a sinner repents of ALL their sins and invites Jesus into his or her heart, that's another small piece of God's Kingdom that comes down from Heaven. Each new born-again believer immediately becomes part of the family of God. They become a child of God. The phrase “Kingdom of God” is found 254 times in the New Testament (NLT). And “Kingdom of Heaven” is found 161 times in the New Testament (NLT). The Kingdom of God is not a religion! Keep reading in my blog.... If you want to reap all the benefits of salvation including the 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven then… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” “And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” Colossians‬ ‭2:6-7‬ ‭NLT‬‬ “And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.” ~‭‭Matthew‬ ‭24:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬ 
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12:51
June 24, 2020
6.22: Truth: What Does Being Born Again To Be Saved Really Mean?
When someone asks if you’re “born again”, how do  you answer? Yes? How do you know? If you say, “Well, I’m Catholic, so I  was born again when I was baptized as a baby.” Sorry, that’s wrong.  That is a false teaching of the Roman Catholic Church. If you were  baptized as a baby, that does not mean you are saved and are going to Heaven when you die. (By the way, you’re not going to Purgatory because it doesn’t exist!) Let’s start with the Gospel Truth as Jesus tells Nicodemus, the Pharisee in John 3… Keep reading in my blog where there are links to more resources and answers... If you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation and a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” “And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” Colossians‬ ‭2:6-7‬ ‭NLT‬‬ “And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.” ~‭‭Matthew‬ ‭24:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬ 
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14:58
June 23, 2020
6.21: Who is the Antichrist and is the World Ripe for His Takeover?
We hear the title “Antichrist” being thrown around lately. Is it a person? If so, who is it? When is he going to  take over the world? Yesterday, I wrote about the Signs of the Times and that Jesus Christ warned us to watch for the signs of His return to snatch up His church. That snatching up is the Rapture,  when all born-again believers will disappear from earth and go directly  to Heaven. The dead in Christ will rise first, then the living. That  will also include children under 12, babies and the unborn — the  innocents. That will cause such a crisis that one man — he could be a  political leader — will rise to power and lead a one-world government.  He will have solutions to all the problems. He will come across as a  peacemaker. Very charismatic, he’ll win many of those left behind after  the Rapture to his empire. He’s actually the first Horseman of the Apocalypse! However, some wise people — probably people who thought they were Christians, but ended up being left behind, realize instantly that they  missed the boat. They were not born-again, saved Christians, but after  the Rapture,  they will finally believe, repent of their sins and have their ticket  to Heaven. Unfortunately, they’ll have to endure the 7 years of the Great Tribulation. I covered all that in my series on the Book of Revelation (which starts here). The best scripture reference for all this is in Paul’s second letter the the Thessalonians…. Continue reading in my blog.... If you want the assurance of salvation and a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria -- to God Alone be the Glory!
13:21
June 22, 2020
6.20: Right Now! God is Revealing the Signs of the Times
God gave us Bible Prophecy as a warning to mankind to clean up our act, obey God and avoid the worse of the worst -- the consequences. Most of the Old Testament prophets were sent to warn the Hebrews that they'd better stop sinning -- and their greatest sin was idolatry. Over and over and over again, God warned them to stop worshiping the pagan gods or else. Well, there were a lot of "or elses". Two of them were the attacks of Assyria then Babylon on Israel and Judah -- they had 2 kingdoms at the time. You'd think they would have learned after the Assyrian attack, but no. So God sent the Babylonians not once, not twice, but 3 times. And the 3rd time, they totally destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple that Solomon built. You can read all about that starting in 1 Kings. The New Testament has a whole new set of warnings, yet, they quote the Old Testament prophets a lot. At the bottom of my blog I've embedded two videos -- they're long, but worth watching. One is on the coming one-world government and the other is a Prophecy Update talking about what's happening in the world today as reflected in Biblical Prophecy.... Keep reading in my blog and check out the 2 videos... If you want the assurance of salvation and a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” “And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” ~Colossians‬ ‭2:6-7‬ ‭NLT‬‬ “And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.” ~‭‭Matthew‬ ‭24:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬  #ShareTheWord Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria -- to God Alone be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
14:52
June 21, 2020
6.19: My Colorful Ethnicity: Walking Both Sides of the Racism Line
Today I watched a powerful video of an event last night (June 18, 2020)  in North Phoenix. I was blown away by the heartfelt, very personal  accounts each speaker told of their experience with racism. I felt  compelled to tell my story of walking on both sides of the line.... Click on over to my blog to see the map of my surprising DNA results and to watch the moving video... “And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.” ~‭‭Matthew‬ ‭24:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬  #ShareTheWord Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria -- to God Alone be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
12:35
June 20, 2020
6.18: What is the Greatest Sin in God's Eyes?
What do you think? Could it be one of the 7 Deadly Sins?  Those are greed, envy, wrath/anger, pride, lust, sloth, gluttony, and  vanity. Yeah, those are bad and we’re all guilty of some, if not all, of  them at one point or another in our lives. Actually, the greatest sin  in God’s eyes kind of encompasses some of those. Or should I say that those 7 are the starters that lead to the big one… Continue reading in my blog... check out the pictures! “And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.” ~‭‭Matthew‬ ‭24:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬  #ShareTheWord Jesus Christ is coming back soon! Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria -- to God Alone be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
16:01
June 19, 2020
6.17: How to Have Jesus as Your Personal Savior
Jesus didn’t come to this earth, suffer torture,  then die on the cross so that we could have religion. No, Jesus wants a  personal relationship with YOU. He wants to be YOUR personal savior.  This blessing and salvation is open to everyone, but each person has to invite Jesus into their lives. Otherwise, just knowing that Jesus is the son of God doesn’t get you to Heaven, just to hell. To understand this, we need to go back to King David in the Old  Testament and his plea to God for forgiveness after he committed  adultery with Bathsheba and had her husband killed.... Keep reading in my blog where there are links to another podcast and my personal testimony....  If you want the assurance of salvation and a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” “And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.” ~‭‭Matthew‬ ‭24:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria -- to God Alone be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
12:10
June 18, 2020
6.16: The Wonderful Promises from God in the Book of Revelation
The Book of Revelation is power-packed with a lot of mystery, promises,  prophecies, warnings, letters, and judgements, but most of all — HOPE!  It assures us that this earth, with all it’s problems, evil, greed,  injustices, and deception is not all there is! We CAN have confident hope that there is a life after death. That evil — Satan and his cronies — will perish and Jesus wins in the end! What We Learned in the Book of Revelation… Click on over to my blog for links to all the blogs and podcasts in the series... If you want the assurance of salvation and a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Jesus said, “Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.” ~ ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭3:22‬ ‭NLT Are You Listening? Soli Deo Gloria -- to God Alone be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
11:34
June 17, 2020
6.15: A New Heaven and a New Earth! Our Confident Hope!
Ah, we’re at the end of the Book of Revelation and my absolute  favorite 2 Bible chapters. Why? Because this is what a Born-Again  Christian bases their confident hope on — an unshakeable hope. It’s God’s promise to us that this earth is not all there is. If we clean up our act — repent of our sins — and turn to Jesus, we will have a place in the New Heaven and the New Earth with Him. Let’s review that promise… “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There  is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so,  would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.” John 14:1-3 NLT A New Heaven and a New Earth Revelation 21 and 22 have to be the best “coming attractions” ever  created! Look at who the creator is! I found a video from Alpha and  Omega Productions that attempts to portray what this New Heaven and New  Earth, and the New Jerusalem will look like. It’s at the bottom of this  article. Let’s read through the chapters first… Continue reading on my blog and check out the video from Alpha and Omega Productions that depicts what the New Heaven and the New Earth will look like.... If you want the assurance of salvation and a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” “And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.” ~‭‭Matthew‬ ‭24:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria -- to God Alone be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
20:46
June 16, 2020
6.14: Jesus Wins Victory over Satan - The Glorious Appearing
We all have a simple choice as to where we are  going to spend eternity — you know, life after death. It’s either Heaven  or Hell. One of the two — there’s no in-between — no Purgatory. Jesus  assured His Born-again believers… “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There  is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so,  would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. John 14:1-3 NLT That’s what we have in the Book of Revelation chapters 19 and 20.  We’re nearing the end! The last few chapters have been rough. God’s  shown us that he will not stand for ANY sin whatsoever! Our great hope  as believers is that we know that even though Satan rules the earth  right now, he will lose the final battle with Jesus and Jesus wins in  the end and we win with Jesus. Continue reading in my blog where there's a link to a past podcast on the Wedding Feast... If you want the assurance of salvation and a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” “And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.” ~‭‭Matthew‬ ‭24:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Are you ready? Soli Deo Gloria -- to God Alone be the Glory! Subscribe and share! 
16:14
June 15, 2020
6.13: A Warning to Mankind: God’s Judgement on the World
God gives us Bible Prophecy to warn mankind that there are consequences to our sinful actions. Take the 7 Deadly Sins for example. You have… pride greed vanity gluttony sloth lust wrath envy All of these are covered in the next 3 chapters of the Book of  Revelation chapters 16, 17 and 18. Before we look at Revelation, let’s  take a look at a couple of passages in the book of the prophet Isaiah… For the Lord of Heaven’s Armies     has a day of reckoning. He will punish the proud and mighty     and bring down everything that is exalted. Human pride will be humbled,     and human arrogance will be brought down. Only the Lord will be exalted     on that day of judgment. Isiah 2:12 & 17 NLT The Big Picture These next 3 chapters of Revelation contains a lot of symbolism and you can dig deeper if you want with these two resources: YouVersion Bible app: The Prophetic Gallery Series Study ThroughTheWord.org app God’s Wrath is Poured Out in the 7 Bowl Judgements.... Continue reading on my blog .... If you want the assurance of salvation and a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven and that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.  Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, f