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“Oh, the unspeakable greatness of that exchange,—the Sinless One is condemned, and he who is guilty goes free; the Blessing bears the curse, and the cursed is brought into blessing; the Life dies, and the dead live; the Glory is whelmed in darkness, and he who knew nothing but confusion of face is clothed with glory.” Trailady

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Part 1

This is a two part post. The second part follows below. I wanted to present another transcribed message from a former Wiccan, New Age devotee, and Muslim now turned disciple of Christ. But first this word of caution.

I can appreciate her precious communion with Jesus. She is “in Him”, “in the Beloved”. (Eph. 1:10, 6, cf vs. 3,7,9). She has responded to the call of Jesus. She has surrendered to Him and is obeying His gospel. “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand [power].” (John 10:28). “Let him take hold of My strength, that he may make peace with Me; and he shall make peace with Me.” (Isa. 27:5).

But, she has a misconception about the Sabbath. I am happy for her, but also a little sad. Satan will do anything to discredit the Sabbath and the Sabbath day. And he never removes anything of God’s without a replacement that brings glory to himself. Victory over his deceitful constructs requires discernment that only the Spirit of Christ can give. Like she proclaims, “Jesus is the truth”. He is the Spirit of truth and will put the truth in our minds to counteract the wicked deceptions that Satan insinuates into the temple of God.

The Sabbath and the Sabbath day are two separate issues, either of which Jesus needs His children to defend and depend upon. Both are of utmost importance. The Sabbath day issue concerns Satan’s effort to pretend to be righteous, yet being unwilling to obey the Most High perfectly, in every respect. He will appear to obey nine of God’s ten, and be loud about that accomplishment. The devil will even overtly call for a union of all the world religions, with all of their professed morality. But, they will all deny one commandment, and come up with many excuses to do so, and in the end call the Day of the Lord another day than what the Lord of the Sabbath called the Sabbath day. “My holy day…the holy of the Lord.” (Isa. 58:13). “For the Son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath day.” (Matt. 12:8). That day, in this verse’s context and in the context of the Jewish nation, was the seventh day of a week that they had and that we have today.

To deny just one commandment of the Father is a denial of the great God Himself, who commanded the seventh day to be a convocation before Him as Creator and Father of all. It is to deny that He is the supreme authority in heaven and earth. However insignificant the spiritualistic heathen religions may paint the fourth commandment of heaven’s foundation charter, if the Highest chose to sanctify the Sabbath day, ranking it fourth among His first foundational ten, then what creature, human or angelic, the lowest or the highest, the most ignorant or the wisest, has the authority to dismiss it or attempt to improve upon it by changing it to another day? And therefore, to join in the heathen’s diminishing of their Creator’s requirement of the seventh day Sabbath is to join in the great controversy against the Creator Himself.

“Through the two great errors, the immortality of the soul and Sunday sacredness, Satan will bring the people under his deceptions. While the former lays the foundation of spiritualism, the latter creates a bond of sympathy with Rome. The Protestants of the United States will be foremost in stretching their hands across the gulf to grasp the hand of spiritualism; they will reach over the abyss to clasp hands with the Roman power; and under the influence of this threefold union, this country will follow in the steps of Rome in trampling on the rights of conscience.” Great Controversy, p. 588.
   
In the above quotation we sense an immutable link between spiritualism and Sunday sacredness. Satan’s final push to bring all of humanity under his auspices comes in two forms, 1) the person worshiped (which affects the style of worship), and 2) the day of worship. Obedience to the Law of God, which reverences the day of His appointing, leads to His sanctification through communion with Him. His holy Day, the Day of the Lord, is a day to spend before the Law of the Lord, which converts the soul. Obedience to the Law of God while desecrating at least one of its commandments through a universal Sunday law, will send the world over the precipice into Satan’s ever deepening rebellion through communion with himself. Any form of union with Satan perverts the soul, which is what spiritualism is all about. Both of the two great errors of which Ellen White wrote lead to communing with Satan—spiritualism. The choice, then, for all of humanity is, “Who is on the LORD’s side?” (Ex. 32:26).

The willingness to accept even one human injunction, even if required by the United Nations, and even if the whole human race joins hand in hand in world unity to promote it, will create a bond of sympathy that the Church of Rome will surely use for drawing every soul into her fold by insidious serpentine reasoning. She has been approaching the Protestant world today in slow, silent, slithering movements. She whispers her duplicitous messages in a hushed, subliminal ventriloquism, “low out of the dust, and thy voice … as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.” (Isa. 29:4). Her ex-cathedra messages are never ad lib. Every word in its exact order, every syllable, every tone, every look, is choreographed. Before their presentation, each of her machinations is practiced to exquisite perfection.

The Jesuit locusts of Revelation 9 have almost finished their job of corrupting and weakening the Protestant world by devouring every soul that had faith. They have dismantled the Protestant high morality and its protection of the nations, and have socially brought us down to misery and to the dust of death. To a large extent misconceptions of biblical truth or total ignorance of it pervades the churches anymore. Willing ignorance leads to lawlessness. And lawlessness is spiritualism.

“The line of distinction between professed Christians and the ungodly is now hardly distinguishable. Church members love what the world loves and are ready to join with them, and Satan determines to unite them in one body and thus strengthen his cause by sweeping all into the ranks of spiritualism. Papists, who boast of miracles as a certain sign of the true church, will be readily deceived by this wonder-working power; and Protestants, having cast away the shield of truth, will also be deluded. Papists, Protestants, and worldlings will alike accept the form of godliness without the power, and they will see in this union a grand movement for the conversion of the world and the ushering in of the long-expected millennium.” Great Controversy, p. 588.
   
Today many don’t yet realize what they are doing in speaking against the truth by joining the war against the whole truth, in the subject of this post, against the Sabbath. And the new Christian in the video below is no less in the dark. God has children, many of them, in the Protestant churches, and a large number in the Catholic churches, who are more true to obey the light to the very best of their knowledge than a large number among Sabbathkeeping Adventists who do not walk in the light.… And shall no voice be raised of direct warning to arouse the churches to their danger?... God forbid.” The Ellen G. White 1888 Materials, p. 377.

The above statement segways into the second Sabbath issue, the Sabbath experience, its true intent for bringing us into communion with our sanctifying Lord of love. Ellen White’s statement above says that many Sabbatarian Adventists were not walking in the spirit of the Sabbath, even though they were keeping the letter of the Sabbath, the Sabbath day. When we don’t make the Sabbath day a true Sabbath with Jesus, when we find our conversations and our minds dwelling on common subjects rather than on holy subjects, then we deceive ourselves and misrepresent our Creator. We bear false witness to non-Sabbathkeepers and take His name in vain. We break three commandments, not just one.

We not only miss the blessing of His presence, squandering the little remaining time for His sanctifying presence to seal us in preparation for the huge troubles ahead, but we also advertise a wrong Sabbath experience to those around us. We give the world a bad impression of Jesus who loved Sabbathkeeping. He “went with [the people] to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.” (Ps. 42:4, cf John 5:39). If we trample the Sabbath and treat it as an unholy thing, then we cause “men [to abhor] the offering of the LORD.” (1Sam. 2:17). We are no less guilty before God for the same thing Eli’s sons did. “Wherefore the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD.” (1Sam. 2:17). They paid the price for their rebellious insolence.

The Jesuit locusts’ concerted efforts are overspreading their lies in the churches to leaven them against the true Sabbath of God’s moral Law. And the people are being brought under the darkness of the overspreading abominations created by those locusts. Nevertheless, everyone who sees the less than beautiful Sabbathkeeping by Adventists and accepts the locusts’ arguments against God’s holy Sabbath day is unwittingly throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Therefore, we cannot condemn the new arrivals from drugs and atheism and the New occult and the gay life and the other world religions, etc. These precious souls have suffered under the dogmatic rule of Satan. They have been a prey to the demonic hosts. Then they get swayed from the truth when they join the Sunday churches.

“And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered. My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill: yea, My flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them.” (Eze. 34:5,6).

But the Lord intervened to bring them to Himself. That is what these YouTube testimonies are about.

“For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search My sheep, and seek them out.
As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out My sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country.
I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel.
I will feed My flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD.
I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick.” (Eze. 34:11-16).

We mustn’t treat these genuine converts like they are part of the counterfeit revival. No, they are not like the lawless worshipers of the dragon through the beast. When these beloved children of the Lord find Him, they turn to the Bible and understand it. His presence in their peace-filled spirits means everything to them. They are truly preaching His gospel, testifying of His love and salvation. They are putting us Adventists to shame. If we speak against them because their doctrines aren’t perfect, then we are joining the Evangelicals who are allying against them. The publicans and sinners are braving the rejections of church people. Will we become their enemies too simply because they were taught to disregard the true day of worship, taught to celebrate and speak in tongues, taught to to believe in the pre-trib rapture?

No, we won’t. We will seek their friendship, as beloved brethren, and then we will counsel them on the truth we know, even as Aquila and Priscilla did to the mighty preacher Apollos. “And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.” (Acts 18:26).

Let us open our hearts to these new converts to Christ. Their new birth came out of much trauma. Their experience in the Lord is genuine. Every time they say the name “Jesus”, and “Jesus Christ”, it’s not with the ho-hum mind and stale way that we so often say heaven’s loveliest name. With them it’s a new, exciting experience. (We have so much to unlearn!) With joyful excitement they boldly call themselves Christians. The name of Jesus is exciting to them. He showed Himself to be their friend. They have the faith of Abraham, the friend of the Lord, the friendship which forms the whole basis for the new covenant and is the message that the New Testament showcased.

Rather than suspicion, Adventists should show these beloved Gentile immigrants into the one true God the same welcome that Boaz gave Ruth. “Thou hast left thy father and thy mother, and the land of thy nativity, and art come unto a people which thou knewest not heretofore. The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.” (Ruth 2:11,12). Expressing, “The Lord”, means a lot to them. Not that His name is a novelty. Yes, it is a new part of their vocabulary, but it’s an expression that holds deep meaning to them. In the middle of other things they say, His name and telling of what He did for them gives them great pleasure. You can see it in their faces. Testifying of His goodness brings them a smile; He animates them. Only a short time before, He delivered them from the devourer. He, only weeks or months before, wrested them from the grip of the destroyers. Why shouldn’t they praise His holy name?

It is true that there is a real danger to believing that we need no more truth or condemnation after receiving the grace of Christ, i.e. Sabbathkeeping, standing before the Law of God for further conviction of sin, etc. And all of those truths need to be addressed. But maybe we are deficient in understanding what these new Christians have from above. Maybe they have an experience that we don’t have, but need.  We can learn something from them. “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.” (Gal. 6:1).

Study them and their testimonies, not to find fault, but to find faith, the faith of Jesus. See their consistent inheritance of a new hunger for the Bible, and a new aptitude to understand it. They are now approaching the word of God from faith instead of from unbelief. The scriptures make perfect sense to them now, whereas before it was like, as one YouTube testifier called it, “reading Chinese”. They rejoice that the Bible is the most relevant book in the world, even the King James Version! They are excited about the Bible as the word of God, and they cling to it as they cling to Him. Is not this what was happening in the Protestant Reformation?

Adventists and Protestants need to come together and hash out our misunderstandings, the disconnect between their freedom in the Spirit of Christ and our Judgment Day message, their joy in the holy Spirit and our warnings of the dangers of a satanic wild man who knows he has but a short time for throwing this world into total depravity and disarray and darkness. We, Protestants and Adventists, need to come together to learn how we all can have the childlike trust with the Judgment Day fear of God. As it is written, “Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and ye perish from the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him.” (Ps. 2:11,12). And, “Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear Him.” (Ps. 103:13). “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men…. For the love of Christ constraineth us.” (2Cor. 5:10,11,14).

We need to shuffle together both their obedience to the spirit of the Law and our obedience to the letter of the Law. We need the wisdom and trust of Jesus. We need the freedom in the Spirit that overcomes that satanic wild man. We need to receive the promise: “Because he hath set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him.” (Ps. 91:14). We need what David had, who was a figure of Jesus.

For Thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
For by Thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.
As for God, His way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: He is a buckler to all those that trust in Him.
For who is God save the LORD? or who is a Rock save our God?
It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.
He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet, and setteth me upon my high places.
He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.
Thou hast also given me the shield of Thy salvation: and Thy right hand hath holden me up, and Thy gentleness hath made me great.” (Ps. 18:28-35).

We don’t like to hear it, but we, Adventists, are repeating the sins of the ancient Jews, as Ellen White said we would; and we are reaping the same troubles.

“The Modern Church Repeating the History of Ancient Israel. The trials of the children of Israel, and their attitude just before the first coming of Christ, illustrate the position of the people of God in their experience before the second coming of Christ….
The apostle Paul plainly states that the experience of the Israelites in their travels has been recorded for the benefit of those living in this age of the world, those upon whom the ends of the world are come. We do not consider that our dangers are any less than those of the Hebrews, but greater.” Healthy Living, 1169-1173, p. 281.

We can then learn from The Desire of Ages about Ellen White’s assessment of the Jews at the first coming of Jesus, and of us just before the second coming of Christ.

“Through heathenism, Satan had for ages turned men away from God; but he won his great triumph in perverting the faith of Israel. By contemplating and worshiping their own conceptions, the heathen had lost a knowledge of God, and had become more and more corrupt. So it was with Israel. The principle that man can save himself by his own works lay at the foundation of every heathen religion; it had now become the principle of the Jewish religion. Satan had implanted this principle. Wherever it is held, men have no barrier against sin.” Desire of Ages, p. 35.

And the Protestants are repeating the sins of the ancient Gentiles, and reaping their diseases and devil possession. History in general is repeating almost in every particular.

“This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.” (Eph. 4:17-19).

“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” (Rom. 1:28-32).
    
“At this time the systems of heathenism were losing their hold upon the people. Men were weary of pageant and fable. They longed for a religion that could satisfy the heart. While the light of truth seemed to have departed from among men, there were souls who were looking for light, and who were filled with perplexity and sorrow. They were thirsting for a knowledge of the living God, for some assurance of a life beyond the grave.
     As the Jews had departed from God, faith had grown dim, and hope had well-nigh ceased to illuminate the future. The words of the prophets were uncomprehended. To the masses of the people, death was a dread mystery; beyond was uncertainty and gloom. It was not alone the wailing of the mothers of Bethlehem, but the cry from the great heart of humanity, that was borne to the prophet across the centuries,--the voice heard in Ramah, ‘lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.’ Matthew 2:18. In ‘the region and shadow of death,’ men sat unsolaced. With longing eyes they looked for the coming of the Deliverer, when the darkness should be dispelled, and the mystery of the future should be made plain.” Desire of Ages, p. 32.
     
“Among the Jews there were yet steadfast souls, descendants of that holy line through whom a knowledge of God had been preserved. These still looked for the hope of the promise made unto the fathers. They strengthened their faith by dwelling upon the assurance given through Moses, ‘A Prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; Him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever He shall say unto you.’ Acts 3:22. Again, they read how the Lord would anoint One ‘to preach good tidings unto the meek,’ ‘to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives,’ and to declare the ‘acceptable year of the Lord.’ Isaiah 61:1, 2. They read how He would ‘set judgment in the earth,’ how the isles should ‘wait for His law,’ how the Gentiles should come to His light, and kings to the brightness of His rising. Isaiah 42:4; 60:3.” Desire of Ages, p. 34.
         
“The dying words of Jacob filled them with hope: ‘The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come.’ Genesis 49:10. The waning power of Israel testified that the Messiah’s coming was at hand. The prophecy of Daniel pictured the glory of His reign over an empire which should succeed all earthly kingdoms; and, said the prophet, ‘It shall stand forever.’ Daniel 2:44. While few understood the nature of Christ’s mission, there was a widespread expectation of a mighty prince who should establish his kingdom in Israel, and who should come as a deliverer to the nations.  
     The fullness of the time had come. Humanity, becoming more degraded through ages of transgression, called for the coming of the Redeemer. Satan had been working to make the gulf deep and impassable between earth and heaven. By his falsehoods he had emboldened men in sin. It was his purpose to wear out the forbearance of God, and to extinguish His love for man, so that He would abandon the world to satanic jurisdiction.  
     Satan was seeking to shut out from men a knowledge of God, to turn their attention from the temple of God, and to establish his own kingdom. His strife for supremacy had seemed to be almost wholly successful. It is true that in every generation God had His agencies. Even among the heathen there were men through whom Christ was working to uplift the people from their sin and degradation. But these men were despised and hated. Many of them suffered a violent death. The dark shadow that Satan had cast over the world grew deeper and deeper.” Desire of Ages, p. 35.
    
There needs to be another Acts 15 Jerusalem conference. Let us initiate those talks. Let us mingle with the truly surrendered, freedom reveling Protestants as alienated brethren who desire their good, because we do desire their good. Let us realize their needs and our need for them. And let us minister to their needs. Let us gain their trust and then introduce the distinctive doctrines that Jesus has given us to present to this darkening world. Let us show them the fearful immutability of the righteousness of God in the Law; but let us also show the indelible character of Jesus in the Law. And let them show us the joy in the Holy Spirit that overcomes the world. Then we will find a beautiful union with these precious souls. Then the prophecy will be fulfilled,

“And in that day there shall be a Root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and His rest shall be glorious.
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.
And He shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.” (Isa. 11:10-13).

All exclusiveness and spiritual ambitions will cease and the Latter Rain will begin.

“They shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; they shall spoil them of the east together: they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them.
And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall He shake His hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dryshod.
And there shall be an highway for the remnant of His people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.” (Isa. 11:14-16).

“Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
For He is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
Having abolished in His flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances [human constructs, misconceptions of God’s requirements, church traditions, the commandments of men]; for to make in Himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
And that He might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
For through Him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.” (Eph. 2:11-18).

I will make four last quotes from the prophet of the Lord to show that the recent abundance of YouTube testimonies should awaken Adventists to them as huge sign of the approaching Latter Rain and Jesus’ soon return.

“I saw that God had children who do not see and keep the Sabbath. They have not rejected the light upon it. And at the commencement of the time of trouble, we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth and proclaimed the Sabbath more fully.… This enraged the churches and nominal Adventists, … as they could not refute the Sabbath truth. And at this time God’s chosen all saw clearly that we had the truth, and they came out and endured the persecution with us.” Early Writings, p. 33.

“Notwithstanding the widespread declension of faith and piety, there are true followers of Christ in these churches. Before the final visitation of God’s judgments upon the earth there will be among the people of the Lord such a revival of primitive godliness as has not been witnessed since apostolic times. The Spirit and power of God will be poured out upon His children. At that time many will separate themselves from those churches in which the love of this world has supplanted love for God and His word. Many, both of ministers and people, will gladly accept those great truths which God has caused to be proclaimed at this time to prepare a people for the Lord’s second coming. The enemy of souls desires to hinder this work; and before the time for such a movement shall come, he will endeavor to prevent it by introducing a counterfeit. In those churches which he can bring under his deceptive power he will make it appear that God’s special blessing is poured out; there will be manifest what is thought to be great religious interest. Multitudes will exult that God is working marvelously for them, when the work is that of another spirit. Under a religious guise, Satan will seek to extend his influence over the Christian world.” Great Controversy, p. 464.
  
“‘Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly. . . . But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in His law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.’ Psalm 1:1-3. It is only as the law of God is restored to its rightful position that there can be a revival of primitive faith and godliness among His professed people. ‘Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.’ Jeremiah 6:16.” Great Controversy, p. 478.

So, on with the following video that espouses a gospel that rejects the Sabbath. She knows Jesus, but doesn’t understand the Sabbath or the blessing that Jesus is waiting to give her through it—she doesn’t understand yet! But she articulates well the search for Christ and the walk with Christ. Her experience has taught her the science of righteousness by faith by Jesus. She knows Jesus and loves to proclaim Him.

“Those who are the partakers of the grace of Christ will be ready to make any sacrifice, that others for whom He died may share the heavenly gift. They will do all they can to make the world better for their stay in it. This spirit is the sure outgrowth of a soul truly converted. No sooner does one come to Christ than there is born in his heart a desire to make known to others what a precious friend he has found in Jesus; the saving and sanctifying truth cannot be shut up in his heart. If we are clothed with the righteousness of Christ and are filled with the joy of His indwelling Spirit, we shall not be able to hold our peace. If we have tasted and seen that the Lord is good we shall have something to tell. Like Philip when he found the Saviour, we shall invite others into His presence. We shall seek to present to them the attractions of Christ and the unseen realities of the world to come. There will be an intensity of desire to follow in the path that Jesus trod. There will be an earnest longing that those around us may ‘behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.’ John 1:29.” Steps to Christ, p. 78.

Part 2

“Hi guys. So today I thought I would make a little video about fully yielding to the Lord, and putting your full faith in Him and trust in Him. I’ve seen a lot of videos online saying, ‘Oh you must keep the Law, you must keep the Law, you must keep the Sabbath, and do this and do this and do that.’ And as a newly born Christian with the Holy Spirit come and dwell within you, I mean I fell for it too. I panicked, and I thought, ‘What can I do to show myself worthy to the Lord? What can I do?’

Out of love, it’s not out of…we just get…. We fall for this trap because basically all we know is what to do from the flesh. Right? And it’s really difficult to realize that it’s about dying to the self. And it’s about fully living for Christ. And I know some of you will think, ‘Well if you are doing the Law and doing this and doing that, that that’s living for Christ. But that’s still coming from your flesh. That’s still what you can do to prove yourself. And that’s not what it’s about. It’s not about proving yourself to the Lord; it’s about fully yielding to Him. And trusting in Him. Trusting in Him, that He will guide you, and help you on your walk through life. But it’s not about what you can do, do, do, because that’s of the flesh.

And He asks us in Mark 8, ‘Whosoever will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.’ (Mark 8:34).

So the whole point is dying to the self and living for the Lord. But it’s difficult, especially for baby Christians, like myself. I mean I fell for it. I thought, ‘What can I do to prove myself. What can I do to just…? What can I do, do, do?’ And I realized as I was thinking, ‘What can I do? What can I do?’ that I start losing sight of the Lord and I was looking at me, looking at myself. And that’s not what it’s about. It’s about fully submitting and putting your full faith in the Lord. Because you think, ‘I’ve received this holy Spirit, and I don’t want to lose it.’ But in that, you not got full faith in the Lord. Right? Because you’re tying to hold on to it. And not have it leave. And that’s when you’re doubting the Lord. You’re doubting His grace.

I mean, I don’t know about you guys, but when the Lord came and rescued me I was in a bad place. I couldn’t have been any further from the Lord. I mean I was initiated in as a Muslim. I was only with the Muslims. And I was doing ceremonies to Allah, you know. And Jesus Christ came a convicted me and showed me who He truly was.

And so if He can come to us, in those sorts of… you know, when we’re not doing any works at all for Him, and He comes and shows you His grace, then what in the world could you do? What do you need to do for His grace? Nothing. You just accept it. It’s a free gift.

Now I’m not telling you to just be like, ‘Oh wow, it’s a free gift’, and just take that for granted. Oh, no. Definitely not. I mean, obviously you have to keep the Ten Commandments, the moral guideline, your moral code. And then there’s the two commandments from Jesus. The first great commandment He says, ‘You shall love the Lord thy God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. And the second is, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ So these things are really important. Definitely stick with these… to be obedient. But when it comes to taking on the Law, and saying, ‘Oh, if I don’t keep the Sabbath, am I condemned?! If I don’t eat this, if I do eat this….’ All of this worry on the self, and what you can do. Remember Jesus said, ‘It is finished!’ All you have to do is come to Him, but completely surrender to Him. And that’s the hard thing. Right?! You’d think, if you think about it, a free gift to receive sounds incredible, and it is incredible. But it’s so difficult for our flesh to accept this and to actually fully yield to Him because you’ve been in your flesh your whole life. And you’ve had to do things, do, do, do to prove yourself. And that’s of the world, but He doesn’t ask you to do that. He doesn’t ask you to fill the desires of the flesh, but to walk in the Spirit, and for Him to guide you.

So, this has been an interesting one, for sure for many of us. Our first little walk with Christ, it’s uh… Yeah, because I’ve seen so many horrible videos that are saying you’re going to hell if you don’t keep the Sabbath, and things like this. And then you start worrying. And you start lacking in faith, that this grace is ever flowing, and that He came to you when you were not doing these works. So why would you have to do them now? But of course, be obedient. There’s difference between those two things.

So, and this made me start thinking about how we rely on Christ fully and how He’s represented as the Cornerstone, which is incredible. Because if you look at the Masonic pyramids, and the capstone above, which sits on everyone else and looks down. Uh uh, our Lord is the Cornerstone. He’s in the center. He takes all the strain, all of the strain of everything else around it, on Him. He came and He gave His life for us. Whoa! That’s an incredible Lord! And just realizing that He is the Cornerstone, that you put everything, lay at His feet. You lay it at His feet because He is the strength. He is the might within it all [His temple of living stones].

In Ephesians 2:20-22, ‘And [ye] are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; in whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: in whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.’

So He’s transforming you from the inside out, with His Spirit. He’s doing the works. It’s not about you proving yourself. It’s about you yielding yourself, and allowing your full faith in the Lord that He is able to do any great works through you. And just being willing to every day die in the flesh for Him. Every day when you think, ‘I want to do this. Or, I want to do that.’ That’s your will. It’s not about your will. It’s about His will. ‘Lord, if it’s Your will, this would be great. But if not, You show me. You guide me. I’m all Yours.’ And that’s what it’s about.

In Isaiah 40:11 it says, ‘He shall feed His flock like a shepherd: He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.” So that’s about the Lord carrying you. It’s about Him doing the work through you, for you, with you. He’s the one carrying you. He’s the one with His arms grabbing you in the first place when you first find the Lord. He’s there reaching out to you. And when you yield to Him, He’s carrying you along in His bosom. But you need to yield to Him for Him to do these things. You need to fully surrender.

It says in Proverbs 3:5,6, ‘Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.’

 So this is so important to keep remembering. And I know for a lot of us…for me…when we first find Christ a lot of spiritual warfare happens. Right? You know, like a lot of my friends are sick before they meant to be at church. With me I’m having all sort of demonic attacks. And it’s crazy. But every time that these things happen I get on my knees and say, ‘Thank You, Lord. Thank you, Lord.’ And that wasn’t easy at first. At first the spirit of heaviness came upon me. And then I spoke to my pastor about it and he gave me a verse, which is Isaiah 61:3,

‘To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He might be glorified.’

So every time that something dark would happen, I’d put on worship music. I’d praise Him, and it lifted me. He lifted me, every time. And that is the best advice. If you’re going through anything difficult, whether it be financial difficulties, any sort of worldly problems, realize you can only do what you can do. But the rest is up to the Lord. You are in His hands, and praise Him. Have full faith that He will deliver you. And He does every time because He is faithful. And the more you draw nearer to Him, the more He draws nearer to you. I mean, it’s amazing.

And what I’m saying, ‘Don’t do, do, do.’ Obviously do what you think you are able to do. Like, loving your neighbor, offering advice by scripture, or being someone to hear someone in their worries, or you know do things from a loving nature. But when it comes to like, if you’re not going to be keeping the Sabbath or doing this law or that law—Ahh! I’m condemned! It’s not about that. It’s not about that at all.

Another weird thing that I just saw. So bear in mind the Lord is the Cornerstone. Right? So weird. Have you guys seen the Arc of Baal that’s been resurrected? It’s the Arc of Palmyra, from the Arc of Palmyra, in Syria. And it’s been resurrected in New York, London, Dubais, and now Washington, DC. The Arc of Baal, check it out. There seems to be the cornerstone missing in the structure. And I just thought that was quite interesting since it comes from a pagan Baal worship temple. And the cornerstone missing. Interesting.

But anyway, keep strong in your faith. And when things hit bottom, remember the Lord is carrying you. And certain things that you go through are really just to build you up, to build your faith up. With me I’ve realized that I’ve been…the Lord’s been allowing certain things to happen, certain dark things to approach me, because each time more and more faith is growing in me with the Lord. And I’m calling upon Him more. And I’m worshiping more and I’m praying more.

You know, just keep going, keep going. And put on the full armor of God. Put your full faith in Him. And yield your whole life to Him. He doesn’t want a little bit of you. He wants all of you. Ok. Very much, so much love. Bye.”
  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbKKdYiu6p0&t=154s

Thursday, November 08, 2018

A YouTube very clear explanation of the only way to fill the God-sized hole in our hearts

Here’s a talk from a 3-month-old baby Christian. But, she sounds like a 24 year Christian veteran. It’s amazing how deep a baby Christian can be in the knowledge of experience. Truly, “Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings Thou hast perfected praise.” (Matt. 21:16). As it was said of their Master it can be said of them, “In the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: Thou hast the dew of Thy youth.” (Ps. 110:3).

Newborns in Christ have the eternal life birthing experience fresh and clear in the memory. The details, the ability to clearly articulate, the life and power and inspiration behind the articulation, turn their expressions into the living word. As they speak the inspired word of the Father their words, in His desired order, come alive through His Spirit, which He put in them through His Son, their Saviour and Creator and Messiah.

For a long time now I’ve realized that a woeful, condemning God is the one who brings us to His Son for His mercy. We would never need grace otherwise. And we would therefore would never be reconciled to the kingdom of God. God has to force His grace on us, or we could never be saved. That’s a wonderful thought.

But, it’s actually a little more complicated than that, and a little harder for Him to accomplish. In order for God to be just as a justifier, per Romans 3:26, we need to sense His seriousness toward obeying His written Law, or we need to feel the heat of His wrath against our sins in consequence to our disobedience. Everything about the Almighty is super-serious and POWERFUL. His Law is big, and so are His consequences. But big trouble, hardship, and threat are what the stubborn devils and the fallen human soul must hear in order to pry us loose from sin. “GET THEE BEHIND ME, SATAN: THOU ART AN OFFENCE UNTO ME: FOR THOU SAVOUREST NOT THE THINGS THAT BE OF GOD, BUT THOSE THAT BE OF MEN.” (Matt. 16:23).

But, once we are humbled and trembling and repentant and crying, once we are made willing “in the day of His power” (Ps. 110:3), He immediately brings us to His Son “that we might be justified by faith” (Gal. 3:24). And immediately, “the Spirit Itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God” (Rom. 8:16, cf Jer. 31:20), because “God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into [our] hearts, crying, Abba, Father.” (Gal. 4:6, cf Jer. 31:18,19).

“The Spirit Itself maketh intercession for us with groanings [sighing] which cannot be uttered.” (Rom. 8:26).
“I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself [deploring oneself, shaking the head in sorrow, mourning] thus; Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn Thou me, and I shall be turned; for Thou art the LORD my God….
But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put My law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be My people.
And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know Me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more….
And the whole valley of the dead bodies, and of the ashes, and all the fields unto the brook of Kidron, unto the corner of the horse gate toward the east, shall be holy unto the LORD; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more for ever.” (Jer. 31:18,33,34,40).
We are freed from enslavement to Satan. “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” (2Cor. 3:17).

The Law is tough, as our great God is tough. That is why He writes in stone rather than on paper or papyrus. What He has to say is in no uncertain terms and it is immutable. His volume is always on highest of high. His font is always shouting. But, our humbled hearts are happy for His attention. We have sucked honey from rock, and olive oil from flinty rock. The Father’s attention would be destructive if it weren’t for His Son as our shield. The Son took the Father’s entire vehement wrath against our arrogant rebellion. In Gethsemane and on cross all of the Father’s offense and disagreeableness toward our wretchedness He poured upon His beloved equally divine, pure Son.

And the Son took it all. He had so identified with us all, slain by our hard-heartedness since the beginning, as only infinite love can do, that He never moved aside for a moment to allow even a little of His greater Father’s convicting wrath to hit past Him. The Saviour never dodged any divine retribution. Jesus, the Son of God, is our complete Shield and Shelter. As aweful as it was, Jesus was glad to take all of the Father’s withholden retribution, for our sinful sakes. The most wretched and most distant from God can, trusting in His Son, be covered from further condemnation.

As our great red Heifer, His soul was burned to ash. Then God exalted Him to be our great High Priest. Under infinite rejection, He poured out His soul unto infinite death, in order to be qualified to pour out infinite grace upon His surrendering children unto life eternal.

Now Christ can advocate for us, “made an High Priest for ever” (Heb. 6:20). He is our screen, our spiritual electronic grid from the wrath of His hurting Father. Jesus filters and transforms His Father’s destructive injunction into constructive instruction in righteousness, and into loving correction and earnest reproof. Through Christ’s Spirit, in His presence, is fullness of joy and wisdom, assurance and hope, strength for the day, every day if we keep Him in our thought and words.

This joy and peace is what this new daughter of God loves to speak of. She tells of the presence of Christ that is the only remedy for today’s depression and anxiety. The sad condition of the world today, and especially in the Christian west, comes from our disconnection from the God of the apostoles and our Reformation fathers, from the God of Abraham and from the God of Noah. If we will come to the Law of God and face the music, then and only then will we receive the Father’s fullness of justice. That hard, unbending, Law will give us cause to repent and receive His salvation.

The only other road to His repentance and salvation is to live without His Law, and then reap the heaping consequences for disobedience under the devils’ dogmatic rule. When we repent, then for our healing from the devils’ tormenting and emptiness, the Father brings us to Christ to be justified by faith. They may have never seen the Law of God and all of its principles, but for those who have learned the consequences of breaking the Law, they are equally worthy of acceptance and pardon. “All that the Father giveth Me shall come to Me; and him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out.” (John 6:37). “I am the bread of life: he that cometh to Me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on Me shall never thirst.” (John 6:35). Those who have been humbled and trusting in the mighty Hand of punishment, just like those who were humbled by hearing His voice in the Law, He gives them His “fullness of joy and…pleasure for evermore”. (Ps. 16:11).

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He hath anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord [His time for acceptance].” (Luke 4:18,19).

“To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He might be glorified.” (Isa. 61:3).

Here is our new daughter of the Most High God:

“Hi guys. So recently I’ve been talking to my very close friend who suffers from anxiety and depression. I too have suffered from this in the past and I wanted to make a video here today to talk about how we can move forward with this, a way we can really find improvement in our lives, and a way to get out of this dark hole, this void, that so many of us experience.

So let’s begin by talking about the void. Though science can’t prove it, and it can’t be measured, a lot of us, probably most of us, if not all of us, know that this exists. This seemingly never-ending chase to fulfill this hunger for stuff that’s never, never quite satisfied. You know?

We feed it [this unsatisfied void] with things like drugs, material things, alcohol, TV, porn, sex, relationships, shopping[, and eating], just, I mean, anything we can do to distract ourselves from feeling this void there [in the heart], we will do it.

So, yeah, and so there’s lots of us that think, ‘Well maybe if I have the next technology then I’ll be happy. Maybe if I have the latest car, or a big house, or all of these possessions, maybe then I’ll be satisfied.’ But you find that a lot of these people that have attained all these things still aren’t satisfied happy. You know, you see it in Hollywood. These celebrities that are living the dream, but they, a lot of them end up being depressed, or even some of them have taken their lives. So it just shows when you get to that level and you’ve attained all the things that you can ever think would satisfy this void, and you get there and then you realize that you still are not satisfied, this can be very disheartening.

So we’re looking into all of these things to do temporary fixes, temporary relief from this void, this never-ending hunger for entertainment or distraction, so you don’t have to experience it, you don’t have to feel that empty, hollow [lack of] peace within.

So, when we turn to these things over and over again it becomes an addiction to things, and these temporary fixes with things like substances, you know you’d have more of it to have the same high, the same relief as you had before, so you always need more and more. So, this ends up with that void that you end up returning to always, because it’s always there. This ends up becoming a bigger void. And this can be really destructive for us.

So this external substances or products that are used in a way to fulfill this inner suffering, this never-ending chase, this ever ends well. You mean, I mean look at consumerism today, and look at the statistics for people with anxiety and depression. It’s going up. You know, we’re always needing the newest thing, something to consume, but it’s not fulfilling us. And depression and all of this is on the rise in our society. And you’d think with such an advance in technology and in all of the things that we can attain—you know, we’ve got access to so much right now. But yet the depression and anxiety is on the rise.

So this just shows that these worldly things can’t really feed and satisfy that void fully. So we know that these things [worldly fixes] just can’t cut it. You know. We’ve literally tried everything.

So what does this void require, do you think? You know, if you have a look at it by its very nature, it’s not a physical thing [cause of the ailment], it’s spiritual. And it’s limitless in its way about it. It’s never-ending. It can never be satisfied. So it’s, it’s always going.

So, ever wonder if we aren’t the ones who can fill this void? You know, we’ve tried everything on this earth, and it doesn’t seem to work. So, perhaps by its very nature this void requires something spiritual and eternal, something also never-ending, which is our eternal God. Right? Our Creator.

So maybe, just maybe our Creator left a little piece missing inside of us so that when we come to Him He can make Himself where this missing piece once was, and we can instantly know Him. Is that a big claim? Maybe. But this whole phrase of, “Only God can fill the void”, this isn’t what I’ve just come up with. In fact this has happened to me. And many, many, many people everywhere around the world will tell you the same thing. That missing piece, that void, God fills that.

So, bear with me, those of you who don’t believe in God. Please, I pray that you just keep on going, keep on listening. Please, I pray you have an open heart and mind and ears to just listen, and hear me out.

So you know, the void, science can’t prove, and science can’t measure. Well, the same with those of us who experienced the void being fulfilled by God. You know, science won’t prove it [God satisfying our fullness]; it can’t measure it. But, it’s happening. It just is the case. So how can this be for you? How can this be the case for you?

Well, I suggest to start with, we need to find our original Creator to know where this missing piece is. Right? And I think that is pretty much most of the battle, to find out who our original Creator is. To ask Them into us, to then to have our void filled.

And I think literally everything on this earth is designed to distract you from knowing the truth or to deceive you, or just to keep you away from knowing the original Creator of us.

So I’m here today to tell you our Creator is Jesus Christ. Obviously, don’t take my word for anything. Go and do your own research, but I just need to say it. Jesus Christ is exactly who He says He is in the scripture. He is the truth, the way, and the life. This is what He claims to be and it truly is who He is. He also says He is the Word of God, that He is the living Word. Now, the Quran will even tell you that Jesus is the Word of God. But, we’re not going to get into that too much, because we’d then go into a bit of a detour.

But, so bear in mind Jesus is the Word of God. And He says He’s the Word, He’s the living Word. And He died and was raised again because He is life. Now what do we find in the Bible?

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by Him; and without Him nothing was made that was made.
In Him was life.” (John 1:1-4).

So I’m here to tell you guys that our Creator is Jesus Christ. He is the one you call upon for this void to be transformed. And I’ll talk to you now about how this happens. So we’ve gone through that He is the Word and the Word is God. So He is the Grand Architect of everything. He created you. He created you perhaps with that missing piece that He can fill.

And how can this happen? How can He transform your life? Well, Jesus Christ can transform your life through faith alone. Right? It’s literally that simple. But it just is very difficult for us humans to not have that resistance in us that we’re programmed from the very beginning to feel. You know, everything around us is against surrendering your heart to Jesus. You look at the music industry, for one. The music videos are just horrendous.

So, what am I saying here then? OK, yes, so sorry, through faith alone you find Him. So I’m just going to mention John 3:16. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” So it’s all about believing in Jesus. That’s how this transformation happens. That’s how this void is filled.

Now, you say, ‘Maybe there’s resistance in belief in Jesus, or having that faith, taking that leap of faith with Him.’ You know, for those of you that are from a background that is very scientific, and you believe in evolution, I’d just like you think for a minute, and just question yourselves. Isn’t that belief as well? Aren’t you taking a leap of faith to believe that we evolved from a rock or from apes? And so I’d just really, I would love it if you could really take a leap of faith into trusting and believing in the Creator, rather than creation. Because it’s like, if you believe in evolution, you’re kind of trying to figure out how this intelligent design, how this computer, was built without the person that built the computer, without the programmer.

You know, you’re looking inside the computer trying to understand how it came to being. That’s a massive leap of faith to think that it just was. You know, in the beginning, there was God. And so, I just want to talk about once you give your heart to Jesus, and how He transforms your heart, and how this ties in with the void being filled.

So, in Ezekiel, He talks about this, bear with me, it says here:

‘A new heart also will I give you, and a new Spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put My Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in My statutes, and ye shall keep My judgments, and do them.’ (Eze. 36:26,27).

So, you know, God’s saying how He will put His Spirit inside of you. So, if we are talking about this void that needs something of the Spirit that is eternal to be able to fill the void, He’s talking about that right there. He’s saying He will put His Spirit within you. He will transform your heart. And this is what has happened to so many of us. And it’s a supernatural experience to finally feel content. For me I knew it was a spiritual thing before. I knew no material objects would fill my void. But still with the spiritual stuff I was seeking the wrong spiritual stuff, and it was leading me into some really dark places.

So, you know this changing of our hearts and God putting His Spirit in us happens through belief in Jesus Christ as our Messiah, that He died for our sins and He rose again because He is the Lord of life.

It also says, I’ve got another little verse we’re here, just to confirm what I just said again. I mean it just constantly says the same thing over and over again throughout the Bible, and it’s always foreshadowing Jesus. It’s just incredible. It’s so multi-dimensional, the text. It really is the living word. So in Ephesians 3:16 it says... Oh no, start in verse 14. It’s very pretty.

‘For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man;
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.’ (Eph. 3:14-19).

So there is so much of a transformation that happens when you come to Christ and you give Him your heart. That’s why you are called, ‘born again’. And there’s so much to talk about that, as well. Jesus says you must be born again to even see the kingdom of God.

So for me when I let go of all resistance and I accepted Jesus, He washed me. He really did. I mean we all have bad times still. You know, we’re in this world. It’s a fallen world. There’s things all the time that are bad that you have to deal with. But my anxiety and depression has dramatically, dramatically lowered, because I know the Lord. I know He’s with me.

And so there’s a beautiful song, actually, I think this is originally in psalms, and it says here: ‘He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
And He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.’ (Ps. 40:2,3).

So He’s saying there, how He takes us out of the miry clay. We’re in this swamp and we don’t know where to go. And we’re being chased by the enemy. And it’s all-consuming. But He pulls us out of there. He sets us on a rock. He establishes a new song in our heart for Him because we feel Him in there now. That void is gone. He’s there.

So I just wanted to say that this is for everyone if you are willing to just give Him a go, just give Him a chance. And yeah, so, it’s another thing I want to say, as we all go through hardships still; but when you walk through life, and you have these struggles and things can get you down, you’re not alone when you’ve accepted Jesus. You know He’s there, and you’re walking with Him. He gives you so much strength! He really does!

And there’s another verse here. I should probably be saying the names and chapters. I’ll write that at the bottom of the video then. We’ve got Matthew 11:30 here. And He says, “Come unto Me…” This is Jesus talking. He says, “Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek [gentle] and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” (Matt. 11:28-30)

You know, you come to Jesus and everything is just so much easier. Everything is just... You are not in the darkness any more. You are not darkness any more. So because Christ has this power to answer our prayers and fill this void and walk with us and dwell within us, put His Spirit in us—all of these amazing things that happens as a Christian and a walk with knowing the true Creator of everything, all the supernatural things that occur. Of course they’re going to occur, we’ve found the Creator! He’s incredible. He’s incredible. There’s so many accounts of things that have happened that are just, just beyond [our comprehension]. So I just wanted to say that that may be why there so many Christians that are willing to die for their faith. Because it’s so true. It’s so answered and clarified and true that you can’t not see the truth any more. So you’re willing to die for your faith because you’re willing to die for your Creator. Because of course you are, you know Him. And so why wouldn’t you die for your Father, if you love Him? You know, just like you’d die for anyone in your family because you love them. When you find God and you know your Father, you’re going to die for your Father. Aren’t you?

And so there’s just one last little thing I wanted to read in Galatians 5:11 [actually verses 22 and 23]. And that is the fruits of the Spirit. So…. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness [kindness], goodness, faith[fullness], meekness [gentleness], temperance [self-control]: against such there is no law.” (Gal. 5:22,23). So this just shows that as a Christian, knowing the Creator brings you so much joy, so much contentment in your heart, just the power to transform, and just do amazing things in your life. Really. And so I pray for everyone who has not come to Christ yet. I really pray that you seek Jesus because He can do anything. He can really work wonders in your life and do incredible healing in your life, as He has for me. And you don’t have to go alone any more. You’ve never been alone….”

The video cut short  before she was finished speaking. View it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIb_rSdyb2k&t=727s

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Jesus is enough, the science of salvation

Hi guys. I thought I would carry on from my original testimony and talk to you guys about my experience with the Holy Spirit. In that video when I first put my testimony out there, it was so fresh, and I wasn’t sure what was going on. And, but the Lord has revealed a lot to me since. So I just wanted to reflect back on my experience there with the insight which was being shown to me.

So for those Quran of you who haven’t watched the testimony of how I found Christ, I was basically from a Wiccan, New Age movement. I went down the rabbit hole like Alice in wonderland and fell straight on my face. And ended up being in a really bad place. So and I called on God, just didn’t know who He was, and asked Him to reveal Himself to me.

I then went to live in a cave and met with some Sufi Muslims and got initiated into Islam. And as I was reading the Quran I had the Holy Spirit convict me in that moment. I mean I at the time didn’t realize what was going on because I didn’t have any strong views about any religious doctrine or anything like that. I was quite, you know, I just like didn’t know the truth, so I was just open to everything.

But when the Quran was saying about how Jesus is not the Son of God, that’s when the Holy Spirit started to prompt me and tell me what the truth of it all was. There was like a very object voice inside my spirit saying things to me that I didn’t necessarily relate to from my own personal perspective. It was like I was being shown certain things inside my spirit. And it all confused me a little bit at the beginning because I didn’t know what was going on.

Then something clicked in my head how Islam makes you not look at Jesus, and how the New Age movement and everything like that makes you not look at Jesus. So then that was when the Holy Spirit that was in me at that point was certainly guiding me towards the truth. And that’s when I submitted to Jesus Christ being my personal Saviour.

I just confessed with my mouth, “Jesus Christ, You are the truth.” And in that moment, a very supernatural experience happened where every cell in my body, every fiber of my being, everything just glorified Jesus. It was as if just the atmosphere around me, the atmosphere within me, everything was just rejoicing. And I know there’s a passage in the Bible that I was prompted to read. And it’s about how, every…well, the angels rejoice when a sinner repents. So in that moment it was like all the resistance was wiped towards Jesus being the Lord. All the resistance was wiped. It was like an overwhelming clarification of His presence, of His glory, of His love, that just kind of just washed over me.

And in that moment I was just given new eyes, new spiritual eyes. So much stuff was revealed to me in that moment I said to Jesus, “You are my Saviour.” It was as if basically my whole perspective just flipped in that moment. Ad the things that I thought were good I realized were deceptions. And just like, thing after thing, thing after thing after thing just went in my mind. It was just like, “Whoa! Oh my goodness. I’ve been completely played by the enemy. I’ve done this and I’ve don’t that, you know. I just had a totally different way of viewing things literally in that moment. And I’ve never been the same ever since.

And so it was a drastic perspective change where just a veil dropped and I could just see with new spiritual eyes. Mainly the deceptions of how I’ve been tricked. And how I’ve hurt other people. It was just this huge revelation, I suppose. And realizing that He was always there because that wiped all the resistance. In that moment I knew Jesus was the truth. And I knew He had been there all along, and I just repented so much for everything I had done in the past. And just was really, it was a really intense moment and really beautiful. And also heavy. It was a strange thing I had like…. It was like godly sorrow, or something. It was like, I just saw how I was lost and how others are lost, and how people are deceived and that they don’t know Jesus. And it just broke my heart that they don’t accept Jesus.

And yeah, I wasn’t sure what was going on. I knew Jesus was the truth. I didn’t really know about the Holy Spirit, though. And so this objective voice that was inside me, this prompting, this new dimension to my spirit that I had never felt before was telling me that Jesus was real. It was glorifying Jesus. And it also was making me want to read the Bible. I had new desires all of the sudden. Completely new desires. Everything just changed. And I was really made anew in that moment when He revealed His truth to me.

And so I went and read the Bible, and it was just absolutely, it still is absolutely such a blessing to know Jesus personally as your own Saviour, and have a relationship with Him, not a religious, traditional, man-based religion. It’s not about that. And so I was prompted then to…it was really difficult for me to relate to people I once related to because I just wanted to tell everyone about Jesus, and I was with Muslims who thought he was only a prophet. So it was really difficult to find common ground. And I was so passionate. So I spent a lot of time on my own and I was prompted to read scripture.

And I remember I sat in a café. And I had gone back to the beach where my original Bible was that my momma had given me when I was travelling. I went back to it and I opened the pages. I was just prompted to go and chill on my own, get the Bible, and open the pages.

And something that really stood out to me was this passage in John 14:6, where it says: “Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come unto the Father but by Me.” And that’s such an important passage because it was through Jesus that I found God. that I had this experience where everything changed inside my spirit. And I still wasn’t sure what was going on, you know, because I hadn’t really read the Bible much before. I didn’t know really about the Holy Spirit. I kind of thought that was a separate thing.

And again, I opened the Bible to another page randomly. I started reading. And it was like absolutely, absolutely what I was going through. And it was like God was speaking to me there and then. The Holy Spirit was prompting me to read, and read about Itself. That’s just incredible. And so I wrote it all down in my book when I was in the café because it was just so, so it’s such a profound thing. Because I was just a little bit like, “What is going on with me? Why am I all the sudden…”, you know. I was so thankful that I knew the truth of Jesus, and that I finally had that void filled, and I knew spiritual truth. But I was still a bit like questioning what was going on. Because now I’ve got this objective voice inside prompting me. And I knew that was God. I knew that was God.

But I kept on reading the Bible, and…where is it? It’s in Romans 8:14-21. I turned to this page. And it says,

“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
The Spirit Itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God…” (Rom. 8:14-16).

And it was that inside spirit going, “Yes! Read on, read on! This is what you need to know. And it said:

“And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together.
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.” (Rom. 8:17-19).

So I was feeling really down, and like, “Oh, everyone needs to know Jesus. This is an incredible gift. So I was so full of joy and happy, but also full of sorrow for…because I just didn’t know anyone could experience a relationship firsthand with God through the Holy Spirit. That that could come and dwell within you. And that you could actually have a personal relationship with God. And I finally found spiritual truth, which was Jesus. But then it made me sad because I just wanted everyone to experience this.

And then again I was reading in Romans 8:26 to 27. It says,

“Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit Itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
And He that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because He [It] maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”

I mean that just completely clarified what I was going through. There was this objective voice all of a sudden revealing truths that I had no idea about. You know, I wasn’t with Christians. I wasn’t reading the Bible. I wasn’t learning. It was all of a sudden this knowing of spiritual truth. Just completely just, BOOM! And it was like, “What is going on?”

But then I read this [scripture passage], and it was like, “OK. That’s what going on!” This holy Spirit from the Father that is come to dwell within me, “the Spirit Itself maketh intercessions for us” “with groanings which cannot be uttered.” And that is what was going on. And also, “And He that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because He [It] maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”

You know, the Spirit was making intercessions, it was showing me things for the will of God. And I just broke out in tears. I mean all the time because it’s just an incredible thing. And I just, yeah I just wanted to share that with people about the Holy Spirit, and about how we can have a real connection with our Father. And that’s through calling on Jesus Christ—when you accept Jesus Christ as your Messiah.

And so I was very comfortable where I was in Spain. I had loads of lovely brothers and sisters there. But, you know, none of them were speaking about Christ as being the Messiah. And it was breaking my heart. So, then I left the place where I was[, where] in my normal state would be comfortable and want to be there, you know. It was beautiful weather. Lovely place. But I was now holding onto Jesus, you know. I knew His truth, and I wanted to follow Him. So I had to leave.

And now I’m back at home. I live at my mother’s house. I don’t have a vehicle at the moment. I don’t have the things that I normally would require to be happy. I don’t need anything else. I spend most of my time either working or reading scripture or doing Bible study or fellowship with other Christians. And it’s just enough for me. Jesus is enough.

And when you experience this relationship with Him firsthand, it’s, that’s, that’s just, yeah, it’s just incredible. So, you know, people that think that Christianity is just a religion, and it’s just a dusty old book, and that it’s not very spiritual…. Man, I’ve done every type of spiritual thing you can think of.  You know, I used to be involved quite a lot with all of the New Age stuff. You name it I did it. And at one point I did Iowaska [Ayahuasca] ceremonies. And did all sorts of stuff searching spiritual, spiritual food.

And it just led me further and further away from the truth. And you could see that by the fruits of what happened with me. I got really depressed from it. But now I know the truth of Jesus Christ. It’s like this dusty old book that I thought before was not really sp…it’s the most spiritual thing ever when you accept Jesus Christ into your life because you have a relationship with the Creator firsthand. It’s not about going to church, and doing Mass and everything, all man-made, and tradition. It’s nothing like that. It’s literally talking to your creator. And Him talking back. Him prompting you. Him showing you things. Him guiding your life.

Yeah. I mean so I just wanted to talk about that today because I though it was pretty incredible. You know. That I was experiencing these things before I even understood what they were. And how the Holy Spirit inside me prompted me to read certain scriptures about Itself. You know. It was intercess… It was taking me somewhere to look, and clarifying what was going on, and then the spirit inside me was going, “See. Yeah. That’s me! That’s me! That’s what’s going on! That’s what’s going on!”

And it’s just like incredible, incredible to have this ever spiritual level to knowing the Creator. And that is through calling on Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour. Yeah. That’s beautiful.

So, anyway. It’s a beautiful day today. Nice and sunny in England, which is rare. And yeah, God bless to everyone! Love you so much. Bye!

Friday, November 02, 2018

Repentance comes by Jesus, not the other way around

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMaA8tEU840

“Hi guys. Just a quick video. About repentance. I know a lot of you have said repentance is key. And it totally is. Definitely. I totally agree. But for my journey it was, it happened like this. I submitted my heart to Jesus and said, ‘You are the truth.’ Wow. I had no resistance in me any more. It was like, ‘You are the truth. I finally got it. You are the truth.’ And then when the Holy Spirit entered me and clarified that He was the truth, it was like a natural process. The repentance was a natural process because it wasn’t something that I felt forced I needed to do straight away to access Jesus. It was just the belief alone that clarified to me He was the truth. But as soon as He clarified to me that He was the truth, that’s when I realized He’s been there the whole time. He’s been there the whole time. And it convicted me there and then it was a natural process of, ‘Oh my goodness, I am so sorry that I denied You. I am so sorry about this, about that.’ Because you feel Him always being there. And so repentance is like a natural process of Him clarifying that He is the truth [‘Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.’ (Isa. 6:5].

So when coming to Jesus, it’s through faith alone that you are saved. It really is. It’s not through works. It’s through just belief. And then all of the works and the repentance and wanting to be baptized, all of these things come afterwards. So I just wanted to talk about that, because from my experience it wasn’t like, ‘I need to repent from my sins in order to access Jesus.’ There was nothing rigid like that. It was just like an overwhelming sense of belief in Him. And then He came to me and clarified that He was the truth. And then I was naturally convicted of my sins because I knew He was there all along [(HE LOVED ME ALL ALONG!)] and then naturally I repented for everything I did. 

And it’s like repentance isn’t just there and then, as well. It’s like a daily thing. You, once you have that Holy Spirit enter you, it doesn’t go away. It’s like it fills that void which you always had, which you were always searching for, or, I don’t know. I think a lot of us want to fill that void with things that are not so good, like drugs and alcohol. And we want to get that sense of high. But unfortunately we were led down not so good paths and fill that void temporarily, and then it [the void] ends up being bigger. You know, that void can only be filled by the Holy Spirit. And once you accept Jesus into your life, and you naturally repent, every day He’s there. You don’t have that void anymore. You feel whole because He’s there in you, that objective voice telling you what to do and what not to do. And every day I would say something or I’ll do something [wrong], and go, ‘Ugh’, because He convicts me every day. And I’m like, ‘Jesus, I’m sorry. That wasn’t the right way to go about it.’ And I try to make amends for what I’ve said, or if I swear because I’m around people and sometimes they swear, and a swear word sometimes comes out, I’m like, ‘Ohh.’ And so it’s like repentance is a daily thing when you’re living with Jesus. But, He’s just molding you and shaping you into a better person.

Yeah. So, yeah, that’s what I wanted to say about repentance today. Ok. God bless.”