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The Three Step Salvation Plan

Posted by Job on April 13, 2007

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1. Admit to God that you are a sinner, and that this gives God the right to punish you for your sins. If you are deny or are unsure of that your being a sinner, then take this challenge: Have you ever told a lie? Stolen something? Wanted something that belonged to someone else? Disobeyed or disrespected your parents? Used the Name of God in a swear or curse word? Looked at someone other than your spouse in a sexual manner? Hated or become very angry with someone? Have you practiced another religion, taken part in any ritual, or cared about anything more than you do God? If you have done any of those things at any point in your life, then you have disobeyed a direct order from God. It is not an issue of your character or morals, but the fact that you have broken one of God’s Commandments at some point, which is what sin is. Yet, you should take this personally, because one day God will judge you for disobeying Him, and if He finds you guilty, He will punish you forever. What gives God the right to judge and punish you? The fact that He is God, that He created you, and that the very same rules that you broke in your short life He obeys for eternity. Realize this: no matter how moral and upstanding you are, you still sin each day of your life, usually without even knowing it, and the main way is not in what you do but in what you think! Even if you never made a single movement for your entire life, you would still sin! So reject your pride and admit to God that you are a sinner! And what does this mean? That you owe God something, that you are in debt to Him. But it is a debt that you can never pay. So like any creditor, God has the right to punish you for your unpaid debt, and He will exercise that right, with the punishment being an eternal death in a lake of fire. This is called acknowledgment of sin.

2. Know that you have no right to disobey God, and that God has every right to punish you forever for all present, future, and past known and unknown sin, even honest mistakes. Then desire not to disobey God anymore. Whether it is the things that you did in the past or may do in the future, whether it is things that you remember or not, whether it was things that you knowingly or not , or something that you knew was wrong when or not, and whether it is easy to stop doing these things or not, know that all disobedience to God is unconditionally wrong, and that your desire is to not disobey God again at all costs. This is called repentance of sin.

3. Know that only God can forgive your sins and keep you from being punished for them. How? God came to earth as the only man born to a virgin: Jesus Christ. Being fully man while on the earth, the opportunity to sin was constantly presented to Him just as it is to you. But being fully God, He was able to do what for you is impossible: live an entire life without having a single sinful thought or action, known or unknown, willingly or by accident. But though Jesus Christ never committed any sin, He died anyway. Why? To take the punishment for your sins. If someone else pays your debts for you, then you do not have to pay them, right? And that is precisely what Jesus Christ did. After Jesus Christ paid your debt with His death on a cross, He rose from the dead three days later to prove that those who are not guilty of sin will not be punished. Since only God is without sin, knowing that Jesus Christ rose from the dead and that accepting that His death was only way that you can be spared the punishment of sin is the same as believing that Jesus Christ is God, and also that God alone has the ability to find you guilty of sin and make you innocent of it. This requires more than simply acknowledging some bit of information as factually correct such as what you do when reading a newspaper or history book. This is you being absolutely certain that Jesus Christ exists, that He died on the cross to pay your debt to God that you alone created with your own sins, and that He resurrected from the dead to prove that because that He paid your debt for you you will not be punished. Then you must trust God that it is because of this knowledge alone that He will save you from being punished for owing the debt to Him that you cannot pay. This called believing on the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The “on” in that phrase is key. It is not merely believing that Jesus Christ lived, or even that He was God who died for your sins and was resurrected. It is knowing what His life, death, and resurrection means for you: that your debt of sin can be paid by God alone through faith and trust in God alone, and only in the manner that God requires. So, if you right now before God acknowledge your sin, repent of your sin, and believe upon the resurrection, then you are saved!

Please do a few things to make it official. In the Bible, Romans 10:9 says that if you openly state that Jesus Christ is your God and believe in your heart (meaning with your mind, emotions) and will) that God raised Him from the dead, then you are saved. So if you can speak, say “Before God I have acknowledged my sin, repented of my sin, and believed on the Resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ.”

Next, Jesus Christ stated in Matthew 10:32 and Luke 12:8 that you must tell others that you believe in Him and that He paid your debt because of it. So, if there is anyone around you, tell them so. Or, if you wish, you can tell me at healtheland@gmail.com! Also, God commands us to receive a full – immersion baptism, which represents how Jesus Christ died for us and rose again, and allows us to participate in His actions symbolically. The ideal place to have this performed is at a church.

You also must immediately become a faithful, regular reader of the Bible, and the only true way is to do so the whole way through from start to finish. Why? Because the Bible should be the foundation and motivation for all that you believe, say, and do from this point on. You will not be accepted by God unless you love Jesus Christ, and the Bible says in John 14:15 that you cannot love Jesus Christ except by obeying Him. As God’s Commandments to you are in the Bible, you must read it in order to obey Him. I would further greatly appreciate it were you to click on this link (Make Your Testimony To Jesus Christ Right Here!) to let me know that God used this outreach ministry to cause you to give your life to Him. (It solicits a testimony, but you do not have to provide one unless you want to!)

At this point you may be confused about certain things. That is perfectly fine, and understandable. Foremost, let me inform you about God. First of all, He loves you. That was why He left the paradise of Heaven to live as a man (not only that, but the common life of a laborer, a carpenter as a Jew during the time that Jews were living in poverty and brutal oppression by the Roman Empire) and experienced death (and not only that, but the humiliating excruciating public death of a criminal in a manner that the Bible calls cursed.
Second – and this is a mystery that men are incapable of understanding and should not try to – though there is only one God, God is composed of three distinct personalities: the Father (or the Ancient of Days), the Son Jesus Christ (or the Word of God), and the Spirit of God (the Holy Spirit, the Holy Ghost). The three personalities combine to make one Entity, one God. God is used in referenced to all three personalities as a unit – commonly called the Holy Trinity (though I prefer Tri – Unity) or when speaking of a personality in separate. Each personality is equal, and each personality is distinct with a clearly defined role. How does this make for one God instead of three? First, consider not that 1 + 1 + 1 = 3 but rather 1 X 1 X 1 = 1. Second, again realize that it is a mystery, accomplished by the God that has always existed in this state and makes it so. But this is the reason why God refers to Himself in singular when speaking of Himself to others and plural when speaking of Himself about Himself. The first example in the Bible of God referring to Himself in plural is Genesis 1:26. Isaiah 6:8 (with Isaiah 6:1 – 7 being the salvation narrative on which this 3 step method is based, allowing for the fact that Jesus Christ had not yet openly been revealed to the world in the time of Isaiah) is an example of God referring to Himself as singular and plural. All three personalities of the Trinity are equal, but Jesus Christ willingly subordinates Himself to and obeys the Ancient of Days – whom Jesus Christ called Father in scripture and the Father called Jesus Christ His only begotten Son – and the Holy Spirit does the same regarding both Jesus Christ and the Ancient of Days. One of the duties of the Holy Spirit is to bring us to Jesus Christ, and one of the duties of Jesus Christ is to bring us to the Ancient of Days. One of the duties of the Ancient of Days is to be a prosecutor and judge: to put people on trial regarding their sins, to determine their guilt or innocence, and determine their fates. (One that has not allowed the Holy Spirit to bring them to Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ to bring them to His Father will be tried and convicted by the Father.)
For more information on the vital Christian doctrine of the Trinity, read
this link and this one as well.

Second, the Bible commands us in Hebrews 10:24 – 25
to keep regular frequent company with other Christians, and the most common way of accomplishing this is with membership and regular attendance and participation of a local church. If this is what you choose, make certain that such a church professes that the Protestant Christian Bible is the inerrant, God inspired, completed revelation to man, and is the final authority in all matters, and this profession is verified by the actions of the church’s pastor and members. Finding such a church is very difficult in this day and age, so many Christians are now seeking to fulfill Hebrews 10:24 – 25 by regularly meeting to pray and study the Bible in small groups, which is what the early church did – often in each other’s homes but also at times in public places like synagogues and on each day of the week – until the Roman government took control of the church and commanded under penalty of death that people could only meet in government – designated buildings on Sunday. It was at that time that the term “church” came to mean a building where people met to worship, or a particular group of people that meet at buildings to worship.

Third, here is a link that does an excellent job of briefly defining common Christian terms, many of whom are often misunderstood, misused, and abused. Please become familiar with it, and it will help you both in your understanding of the Bible, and those who either honestly misunderstand it knowingly dishonestly seek to profit from the popular misunderstandings of others.

Finally, God bless you in your new life!
Job E. King of Heal The Land

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CHRISTIANS ARE NOT TO BE PACIFISTS!!!

Posted by Job on March 15, 2007

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II Timothy 1:8 – Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God. 

A lot of Christians have forgotten that Jesus Christ was a FIGHTER! Like David, Jesus was a master contender for his Father in Heaven, and Jesus never lost a single battle. Jesus was a real man of war, both general and foot – soldier. We are called by our God to use him as our role model, to walk in his shoes the paths that he trode upon. That means that we must also go against the enemy in the name of our God under the guidance, protection, and direction of our God with the faith that so long as we do so we will win! There is a war going on, and far too many Christians are sitting out the fight. God wants Christians who have the same zeal to go out into spiritual warfare against the enemy, to take the fight right to him on his own turf, as did Jesus Christ, who went into the very temples of the Pharisees, scribes, and Sadducees and told them that they were devils. Jesus Christ went out into the streets, highways, and byways not only teaching but healing and casting out demons. One more thing that Jesus Christ did to battle for his Father? HE EVANGELIZED! So we have to do the same. Jesus told us that we would have to if we were to get into Heaven! We have to put on the whole armor of God. We need to put on our war clothes, get our swords, shields, bucklers, breastplates, staves, clubs, machetes, brass knuckles, all that God gives us at his disposal. And we have to have the right mentality. We have to be ready for the whatever whenever wherever anytime anyplace that our Father sends us out! In other words, we have to be DOWN WITH THE GET DOWN! But alas, it appears that most Christians have gone soft! Most people who are supposed to be following Christ have ceded a major area of their lives to Satan without a fight. I know that it has to be without a fight, for if we fight in God through his Son Jesus Christ, the only possible outcome is total victory! But by accepting unnecessary defeat, the vast majority of Christians are missing out on a great way to enjoy the Christian walk and to unlock the abundant storehouse of the blessings of God upon themselves and others. Moreover, those who cede this area to Satan are guilty of disobeying a direct commandment of Jesus Christ and are hence in real danger of judgment for this guilt.  What is this battleground that we have surrendered without a fight that we would surely win if we would enter? Well, a recent poll of Christians concerning their religious behavior reveals that only 2% regularly share their faith with strangers! Remember Matthew 28:19-20, which specifically commands us to share our faith whenever possible under the direction of the Holy Spirit? This is a vital part of Christianity which cannot be abandoned by the true church or neglected by the true believer! It appears that so many Christians, often at the direction of denominations and church leaders in addition to prevailing political and social attitudes, have taken the notion that sharing your faith; proselytizing, is backwards. Discriminatory. Dangerous. Divisive. Wrong! That faith is a personal expression not to be shared. That we must be tolerant and respectful of other faiths. That we cannot even presume ourselves to be the sole possessors of the truth, or even be convinced that there is such a thing as absolute truth! It has now gotten to the point where being a Christian merely means being part of a private welfare office and Sunday social club!   Again, this is the prevailing attitude among most churches today to the point where churches and Christians that actually evangelize are given the curious label “evangelical Christian.” We are now led to believe that you should only share your faith with someone who asks you to! This is so unlike the message and example of Jesus, who sought out sinners to make them disciples.  Of course, some might know that they are supposed to do this, but do not because their church does not emphasize it. Indeed, even churches with the unfortunate label of “fundamentalist” and “evangelical” (when in fact all churches need be both; otherwise they are not churches at all but synagogues of Satan) get so caught up in tending to their own needs that they forget about reaching the lost. Or they leave the evangelizing to others (i.e. televangelists) or assume that sinners know where the church is and will just show up. Others merely pay lip service to the idea but do not promote it with the same zeal as they do the offering plate! Even those who really emphasize it do not provide any real formal training or instruction.  Fortunately, there are great resources on the Internet to help Christians of all resources and stripes obey Matthew 28:19-20 so that they can be obedient, avoid God’s judgment and wrath on this issue, and receive blessings due to their obedience. One that I am familiar with is Living Waters. Another is the Great News Network. But you should read the Bible and pray for strength and inspiration on this issue, and earnestly seek through the Holy Spirit and with your own God – given mind and creativity effective ways of evangelizing. It can be as simple as printing or writing up a bunch of cards with a brief message on Christianity and handing them out to strangers in restaurants, parks, buses, or on street – corners and including a brief but heart – felt pitch for Jesus! You must learn to overcome shyness, fear of rejection, uncertainty, and condemnation. You must dismiss from your mind any negative things that your co – workers, family members, and even church members will say about you. You will be rejected and condemned, of course, because Satan, his demons, and their human cohorts do not want The Gospel spread. They want people to go live in sin and be destroyed! You will be going up against the enemy head on. Never forget that there is a war going on for your soul and the soul of each and every human who is living and will live! Fortunately, you will have your God on your side, and if you will join in the fight for and through him you will prevail! Now remember, your pitch must include these two incontrovertible facts:  that Jesus is the only way to salvation, and those who do not accept salvation through Jesus will be destroyed in the lake of fire, commonly referred to as hell. Do not think that sugarcoating it will make evangelizing any easier, or that making it more palatable to the listener will make them more likely to convert. Do not be as the unscrupulous salesman who gets people to accept goods on false pretenses, such as telling a woman that she looks lovely in a horrid dress! Instead, stand on the truth! If you are not willing to represent it then you have some spiritual issues that you need to resolve with prayer and supplication with the Father through his Son Jesus before you even think about going out and becoming an evangelist. But get right with God for this purpose (and others, including your own basic salvation and relationship with God!) you must, for your God commands it!  Furthermore, a woman who has been sold a horrid dress on false pretenses will, once she has received condemnation and ridicule for wearing it, almost certainly return it, or at the very least fail to wear it. The same for our evangelism targets! If we sugarcoat our message to get them in the door, once they find out what it is really all about, they will leave the first chance they get! Or they will convert and hang around a little while, but then fall away as things inevitably get hard. The time is short and the laborers are few! We are not looking for showroom guests, window shoppers, and a couple of more people to drop some money in the offering plate for a month or two! We are about obeying the will of God and in the process winning souls for the Kingdom of Heaven! One last thing … you must also evangelize Christians! Many Christians are simply trapped by false doctrines and need the truth in order for the Savior to set them free. If they do not receive the true and full Word, they are in just as much jeopardy of eternal destruction as a rank sinner. Also, you must go forth and convince other Christians of how they absolutely must become evangelists too! You are your brother’s keeper, and if you do not tell them that they must spread The Word to sinners and deceived Christians and the consequences of not doing it, that will be a failure that God will hold you responsible for! Of course, do this as well as all things only after you have consulted God your Father through his Son Jesus Christ in prayer and he declares you ready. He is the Ultimate Authority on this and all other matters.   So fellows and ladies, young and old, put on your zeal, gird up your loins, beat your plowshares of submissive non – confrontational politically correct dead doctrine into swords of the spirit, turn your pruning – hooks of fear and defeat into spears of courage and truth! Let the weak say that they are strong in Christ Jesus, and go forth and win the battle for souls in the name of your Lord! The valley of decision awaits its combatants! Come on, don’t you just want to stomp on Satan and his demons, kick his butt, drive your sword of the Holy Spirit through him, and grind him with the millstone of the Word using the All Power that is in the name of Jesus? Well do it, brothers and sisters, by allowing your God to use you to help liberate some lost sinner soul bound in Satan’s grip! If you don’t do it, God will use someone else, and that person will not only get the blessing from God that is meant for you, but that person will also avoid what God has in store for those who disobey His Commandments! If you think that our secular militaries punish deserters and draft dodgers, please realize that they have nothing on what The Almighty has in store!  Prayer:Father God In the Name Of Jesus Christ, may the true nature of Christ be revealed to all people, including but not limited to those who profess to be Christians and those who profess to be born again into a personal relationship with You through Jesus Christ. Please inspire Your children with the Holy Spirit and with preachers, prophets, teachers, evangelists, and pastors to contend against the evil one and against the flesh and to overcome for God with the Blood of Christ and with the Testimony of Christ by the Holy Spirit. In the Name of Jesus Christ, amen.  Prayer: Father YHVH in the Name of Yeshua HaMashiach, in Your Word you told us that we overcome not by might of numbers, and not by power, but by Your Spirit Ruach Hakadosh. May we submit to the Ruack Hakadosh when it emboldens us and leads us to go into spiritual battle against the enemy by preaching the gospel. Amen.Deliverance: The demons that work in this area are false doctrine, false teaching, false religion, and anti – Christ. They seek to hide the true nature of Christ and mission of Christianity from those who seek to believe upon and serve God through Christ in order to prevent the rise and increase of a people who will use the Name, Blood, Power, and Authority of Jesus Christ to destroy the works of the enemy. In the Name of Jesus Christ, I declare that these foul demons and their works shall not prosper, and in the Name of Jesus Christ I bind and rebuke you false doctrine, false teaching, false religion, and anti – Christ demons from every member of the Body of Christ and all who seek to join! Please read the Basic Spiritual Warfare guide to learn more about how to go against these demons to help set captives free and win battles in the name of your God through the power, authority, and victory given to you by his Son Jesus Christ and by his blood shed for you!

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