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"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name
under Heaven given to men,
by which we must be saved."
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“But God commendeth His love toward
us, in that,
while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
“Thou art weighed in
the balances, and art found wanting.”
“For all have sinned,
and come short of the glory of God…”
“And Jesus answering said unto them,
‘They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are
I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to
“How then can we be saved?
All of us have become like
one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags;
we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away.”
“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.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn
but that the world through Him might be saved.”
“My sheep hear
my voice, and I know them, and they
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
In His great mercy He has given us new birth into
a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and
into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil
kept in heaven for you, who
through faith are shielded
by God's power until the coming
of the salvation
that is ready to be revealed
in the last time.
In this you greatly rejoice,
though now for a little while
you may have had to suffer
grief in all kinds of trials.
These have come so that your faith—of greater
worth than gold,
which perishes even though
refined by fire—
may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory
and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
Though you have not seen Him,
you love Him;
and even though you do not
see Him now, you believe in Him
and are filled with an inexpressible
and glorious joy,
for you are receiving the
goal of your faith,
the salvation of your souls.”
(1 Peter 1:3-9)
How can we be saved?
First, we must recognize our need of
We need to acknowledge that yes we are sinners, but God loved us enough to send His Son to die
in our stead. That’s why many do not come to Christ. The refuse to accept they are sinners, or cannot save themselves.
But we can never be “good enough”. The Bible tells that our own righteous or “goodness” is like filthy
rags. Our God is a Holy God, and has called us to holiness:
“As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
But as He which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; because
it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.” (1 Peter 1:14-16)
So often we hear about the love of Father God, and this is rightly so.And He’s proven this through the precious love and sacrifice of Jesus suffering upon the cross for us.Sweet
Jesus: our final sacrifice. He could have came down off the cross… but He didn’t. There is no other way we can
be saved. We could never do enough good deeds to be acceptable to our loving, but HOLY God:
is there salvation in any other: for there is none other NAME under heaven given among men, whereby we
must be saved.” (Acts )
But today we are in the End Times. The Bible speaks of a slumber that befalls us. (See: “DEAREST BELIEVERS: Are You ASLEEP in the LIGHT?!” on this site.) It so gradually creeps up unawares, that many do not recognize what a hedonistic society we have become.
Christian, too. “The love of many will wax cold”, the Bible says. Lovers of self, not lovers of God. Seeking OUR
own pleasure and comfort… not HIS pleasure. The Bible speaks of this Godlessness in the last days:
this: there will be terrible times in the last days.
People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful,
proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love,
unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers
ofpleasure rather than lovers of God—having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.” (2 Tim. 3:1-5)
Oh my… this speaks of “Christians!” Heaven forbid.
But of course no one sees him/herself in this. It’s always someone else.
How will we be able to stand if we come under tribulation? How will we
keep on trusting Jesus, when we think He’s supposed to rescue us, yet we still suffer?
"Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness
and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap. For it will come upon all those who live
on the face of the whole earth. Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen,
and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man."
Yes, if you aren’t sure you are saved, please
come to Jesus, give up your life to Him. He’s bought it already at a great price. It’s the only way you can be
saved from the wrath to come on judgment day.
But I hope you recognize that the Bible also speaks of a Great Tribulation that
will also come upon the earth. Little children, we must prepare ourselves spiritually. Many churches teach of a “Rapture”
that will happen and Jesus will return and rescue all us Christians before any of the tribulations and persecutions
happens. (Please note: the word “Rapture” is not even in the Bible.) But as we in the West, so ignorantly slumber…
outside our country, persecutions and martyrdom abounds. I see many Christians today going through many trials and hardships.
This should be no surprise! We were forewarned this would occur. You should be alarmed if you are not!!!We are being purified as gold, if we submit to the Potter’s hand. He is preparing us spiritually
for any tribulations to come:
“These have come
so that your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may
be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.”
(1 Peter 1:7)
And when will Christ be revealed? When He returns for His own!! In the meantime, He wants
to change us, until we are more like Jesus. HE must increase—we must decrease!We need to learn to trust Him completely in all things. Love Him completely above all things. And obey Him and submit to Him in all things. We are being prepared us as His Bride without spot or blemish:
“That He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot, or
wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.” (Ephesians 5:27)
If we don’t submit to the refining, we are not His children.
”For He will be like a refiner's fire or a launderer's soap.” (Mal.
In these times of the Refiner’s fire, we must encourage each other daily. We must die to
self: selfishness, hurt feelings, and other petty annoyances. We must be filled with MORE
OF HIM. Oh, how I long for MORE of JESUS!For more fullness of HIS
love, HIS forgiveness, HIS kindness, HIS endurance. So that it FLOWS BACK OUT OF ME into others! WE ARE
HIS BODY! Have we forgotten, Children?! We need each other! We cannot operate alone! The
enemy has us so separated,
divided, and busy! We have ceased to function as He intended: one unit—the BODY OF CHRIST!
“If one part suffers, every part suffers with
it…” (1 Cor:)
“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing
with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and
one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when you were called--one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father
of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” (Ephesians 4:2-6)
I also used to accept this idea of a “Rapture”, and hope it is so—but still, I’ve not been fully convinced. I am
rethinking this subject and studying it. Please read page on Corrie Ten Boom’s
letter on the “Rapture”. (CLICK BELOW.) Corrie suffered terribly for Christ. As has many others gone through
my tribulation—even now—dying for their faith in Jesus Christ, Son of God. Do I presume to know the truth about
when exactly Jesus is returning? Absolutely not. There are scriptures that could possible support both views. But I do think that we will suffer some persecution—why else does the Lord have so many verses of warning for
us? Why are would we in America be so “special” that, others in other
countries suffer for Christ, and yet we won’t have to?
“Remember the word that I said unto you, the servant
is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you;” (John )
We are entering the Last Days. Maybe our tribulation is around the corner. It has begun with
some all ready. But this is only the beginning! Perhaps the Lord will come in the middle or at the end—right before
he destroys the world. But regardless… what
I DO know, is that I want to be ready. Ready to face death, if need be. Ready to STAND FOR JESUS, when all around me
have run away. Even if I stand alone. That’s my desire. To come out sweetened,
by the winnowing cross. To submit to the fiery trials WITHOUT fear! (Help me, Lord.) THIS fire is His fire, is a GOOD fire.
It will burn off the dross, and make me more like Him.
I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves:
be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to
and they will scourge you in their synagogues;
And ye shall be brought before governors and kings
for My sake,
for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
But when they deliver you up, take no thought how
or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father
which speaketh in you.
And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death,
and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents,
and cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be
hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end
shall be saved.
But when they persecute you in this city, flee
ye into another:
for verily I say unto you,
Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel,
till the Son of man be come.
The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant
above his lord.
It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master,
and the servant as his lord.
If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub,
how much more shall
they call them of his household?
Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered,
that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not
What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light:
and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon
And fear not them which kill the body,
but are not able to kill the soul:
but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both
soul and body
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing?
And one of them shall not fall on the ground without
your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than
many sparrows.Whosoever therefore shall confess Me before
him will I confess also before My Father which is
But whosoever shall deny Me before men,
him will I also deny before My Father which is in
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth:
I came not to send peace, but a sword.
For I am come to set a man at variance against his
and the daughter against her mother,
and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
He that loveth father or mother more than Me is not
worthy of Me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he that taketh not his cross and followeth
is not worthy of Me.
He that findeth his life shall lose it:
and he that loseth his life for My sake shall find
He that receiveth you receiveth Me,
and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent
the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers,
immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters
liars—their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death. One of the seven angels who
had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me,
I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.’
carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the HolyCity, Jerusalem,
down out of heaven from God.” (Revelation 21:8-10)
I saw a new heaven and a new earth,
first heaven and the first earth had passed away,
and there was no longer any sea.
I saw the HolyCity, the new Jerusalem,
coming down out of heaven from God,
as a bride beautifully dressed for her Husband.
And I heard
a loud voice from the throne saying,
dwelling of God is with men, &
He will live with them.
be His people, and God Himself will be with them
and be their God.”
strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you;