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Revelation 14:6-13: A Biblical Study On God’s Final Message To The World!!

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What follows is over 200 Bible Texts contained in 13 Bible Studies all related to Revelation 14:6-13. Please use these powerful studies to draw close to God and He will draw close to you!! James 4:8. It is my deep conviction that Jesus is about to come!!

He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.  Revelation 22:17,20

I entreat you to remain in God’s Word and let Him share His Steadfast Love with you—a love that will change you making you more like Him!!  2Corinthians 3:18     2Corinthians 5:14,17

Why not open the door and let Jesus in right now!! Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20

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Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people—

saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.”

And another angel followed, saying, “Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.”

Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand,

10 he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the     presence of the Lamb.

11 And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”

12 Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.

13 Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’”

“Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.”

EXPOSITION

What is The Purpose of Prophecy?

The precise future events on earth are known only to God before they actually take place. Prophetic predictions are given in the Bible not to make people speculate about the future, but rather to build faith after they have come to pass (see Jesus’ words in John 14:29). Prophecy has a function in our hearts until its fulfillment arrives. It should make Jesus—“the morning star” and “light” of hope—shine in our everyday lives. Our relationship with Jesus is what saves us with Eternal Life 2Peter 1:19,John 17:3

  Revelation 14:6–13 The three last messages to be preached to the earth by the end-time remnant before the Son of Man arrives in the clouds (Rev 14:14). These are the messages that were commissioned in Revelation 10:11. For more on the mission of the REMNANT, see Revelation 18:1–4.

THE REMNANT
Closely related to the topic of the church is that of remnant. In the Bible a remnant is that part of God’s people that remains faithful to Him, especially in times of crisis and apostasy.

Isaiah 10:20–34
Rom. 11:5
2 Pet. 3:11–14
Rev. 12:17
Rev. 14:6–13
Rev. 18:4
    Revelation 14:6 gospel. Fulfills Matt. 24:14. The first of three angels who proclaim God’s final message to the world. In the context of Revelation, the gospel includes the good news of Christ’s Second Coming, in which He rescues His people.

Matthew 24:14 The great call—or commission—to proclaim the gospel to the world is given repeatedly in the NT (see Matthew 28:19–20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:47; John 20:21). This worldwide proclamation is a clear sign that the coming of the Lord is about to occur. All humanity will be given an opportunity to respond to Christ. Only then will the cosmic conflict come to an end. On the Great Commission, see also Matt. 28:19–20; Acts 1:8; Rev. 10:11; 14:7.

 SALVATION
Romans 6:23 tells us that sin leads to death. And the rest of the Bible describes a shattered world in the wake of ongoing human sin and its results. Is there no hope for us and our world? The answer to that question is a resounding “Yes, there is!” Salvation is the divine act of delivering believers from the curse and power of sin and then restoring them to fellowship with God.

Mark 10:45
Rom. 3:21–26*
Rom. 4:6
Rom. 5:10
Rom. 6:23
2 Cor. 5:17
2 Cor. 5:19
2 Cor. 5:21
Gal. 2:16
Gal. 3:10–13
Gal. 3:13
Eph. 1:7
Eph. 2:4–10*
Col. 1:15–20
Heb. 9:13–14
1 John 2:2
1 John 4:10

RESURRECTION
   To be resurrected means to rise from the dead. The Bible teaches that Christ won the victory over death and the grave through His resurrection, and that He wants to pass on His resurrection blessings to each of His followers. As such, the Bible’s teachings on the resurrection are among the happiest of any found in Holy Scripture.

Job 19:25–27
Isaiah 26:19
Dan. 12:2
Matt. 24:31
John 5:28–29
John 11:25
Acts 24:15
1 Cor. 15:51–55
Phil. 3:21
1 Thess. 4:14
1 Thess. 4:16
Rev. 20:4–5

THE SECOND COMING
 The Second Coming of Jesus is one of the most widespread teachings in the Bible. It is the hope of the ages. It is at the Second Coming that Jesus brings to completion the work that He began at His incarnation, crucifixion, and resurrection. It is only at the Second Coming that human beings will be fully saved from sin and its influence.

Matt. 24:3
Matt. 24:21–22
Matt. 24:26–27
Matt. 24:32–33
Matt. 24:37–39
Matt. 25:31–46
Mark 13:1–37
Luke 21:5–36
Luke 21:25–28
John 14:1–3
Acts 1:11
1 Thess. 4:13–18
1 Thess. 4:17
1 Thess. 5:1–11
2 Thess. 1:8
2 Tim. 3:1–7
Titus 2:13–14
2 Pet. 3:3
2 Pet. 3:10
Rev. 1:7
THE MILLENNIUM
What happens after Jesus comes again? Where will the saved be? The wicked? God and the angels? Those topics have been asked by Christians down through the ages. The Millennium refers to the 1,000 years immediately following Christ’s return.

John 14:3
1 Cor. 6:3
Rev. 20:1–15
Rev. 20:4–5
Rev. 21:2

THE NEW EARTH
God tells us that after the Millennium He will create a New Earth that will not have the problems of this one. This is where the saved will spend eternity.

Isaiah 11:6–9
Isaiah 35:5–10
Isaiah 65:17–25
Isaiah 66:23
2 Pet. 3:13
Rev. 7:15–17
Rev. 21:1

   Revelation 14:7 Fear God. Means “revere, respect, hold in awe” (Ps. 111:10; Prov. 3:7; 9:10). But it can also mean “Be afraid” for those who do not take Him seriously (Rev. 6:15–17). hour … has come. The final judgment begins before the Second Coming. It is the context for the final proclamation of the gospel. For the various stages of God’s JUDGMENT, see note on Rom. 14:10, 12. worship … sea. This language makes an unmistakable allusion to the SABBATH command with reference to CREATION (Ex. 20:8–11), thus indicating that the Sabbath has particular relevance in end-time gospel proclamation. To rest from one’s works is the ideal response to the gospel (see Heb. 4:1–11). The admonitions to “fear” and to “worship” in this verse are placed directly in the larger immediate context of keeping God’s commandments (see Rev. 12:17; 14:12), with obvious references to the Decalogue.

JUDGMENT
Just what is judgment? How does God carry it out? Should Christians fear or rejoice that they are to be judged by God? These and other questions are central to this important Bible theme. The good news about God’s judgment is that it is always in favor of believers. Christians have nothing to fear from God’s judgment. Rather, they have everything to gain.

Ex. 32:33
Ecclesiastes 12:13–14
Dan. 7:10
Dan. 7:22
Dan. 7:26–27
Dan. 8:14
Matt. 7:24–27
Matt. 16:27
Matt. 25:31–46
Luke 10:20
John 5:22
John 5:24
Acts 17:22–31
Rom. 2:6
Rom. 14:10, 12
2 Cor. 5:10
Phil. 4:3
James 2:12
Rev. 3:5
Rev. 6:10
Rev. 11:18
Rev. 14:7
Rev. 19:2
Rev. 20:4–5
Rev. 20:12

CREATION
One of the great mysteries of life is that our world exists in all of its complexity and order. How did it come about and what does God’s work in creation mean for our lives? These are questions that people from all cultures and times have asked. The first words of the Bible treat this important topic.

Gen. 1:1
Gen. 1:2
Gen. 1:3
Gen. 1:26
Gen. 1:27
Gen. 1:31
Gen. 2:2–3
Gen. 2:7
Ex. 20:8–11
Ps. 19
Ps. 33:6–9
Ps. 95:1–6
Ps. 104
John 1:3
Rom. 1:20
Eph. 3:9
Col. 1:15–20
Heb. 1:2
Heb. 11:3
Rev. 14:7

THE SABBATH
Closely related to the creation of the world, and in fact the last aspect of the Genesis creation story, is the reality that God Himself rested on the Sabbath. Thus the seventh-day Sabbath predated by many centuries the origin of the Hebrew people. Jesus asserted that at creation the Sabbath was made for “man” (i.e., all human beings; Mark 2:27); thus, it was not limited to the Jews. Because of the Sabbath’s role in symbolizing allegiance to the God of the universe, Satan and his allies have worked hard to obliterate the Sabbath, or substitute it with something else, in order to turn minds away from the Creator God.

Gen. 2:2–3
Ex. 16:22–30
Ex. 20:8–11
Ex. 31:13
Lev. 23:32
Deut. 5:12–15
Neh. 13:4–22
Isaiah 58:13
Isaiah 66:23
Ezek. 20:12, 20
Dan. 7:25
Matt. 12:8
Matt. 12:12
Mark 1:32
Mark 2:27–28
Luke 4:16
Luke 23:56
Acts 4:23–24
Acts 13:14
Acts 14:14–18
Acts 16:13
Acts 17:2
Acts 18:4
Acts 20:7
Heb. 4:4
Heb. 4:9
Rev. 1:10
Rev. 14:7

 Revelation 14:8 Babylon … great city. The first mention of Babylon, the focus of God’s judgments in Rev. 16–18. See note on Rev.11:7–8. This is a condemnation of corporate opposition to God. Gospel and judgment are closely related in Scripture (see John 3:18–21). all nations. End-time Babylon precipitates worldwide opposition to God. Babylon in the OT also represented the oppressor of God’s people and “confusion” (see Gen. 11:1–9).

  Revelation 14:9–11 If anyone. The focus shifts to individual responsibility in the final crisis. See note on v. 8. worships … hand. Recalls Revelation 13:12–18. wrath of God. The seven bowl plagues of Revelation 16 (see Revelation 11:18; Revelation 15:1). cup … indignation. Allusion to Isaiah 51:17–23. brimstone. Sulphur. See also Rev. 19:20; Gen. 19:24. forever. An obvious allusion to Isaiah 34:8–10. In the Hebrew context, forever is not necessarily absolute; it is long enough to accomplish God’s purpose. For more on HELL and the punishment of the wicked, see Rev. 20:10; Matt. 10:28.

 HELL
Here is another topic that people have a special interest in. Hell is generally thought of as the place where the wicked will spend eternity. But how will that time be spent? Different understandings about hell have made the topic a controversial teaching down through Christian history. Some have taught that the wicked will consciously suffer in hellfire throughout the ceaseless ages of eternity. Others claim that the Bible says that the wicked will be burned up in the fires of hell and will cease to exist. What does the Bible teach on this topic?

Isaiah 34:9–10
Mal. 4:1
Matt. 3:12
Matt. 10:28
Matt. 13:42
Matt. 25:41
Matt. 25:46
Mark 9:43
Luke 16:23
Rom. 6:23
2 Thess. 1:9
2 Pet. 3:12–13
Jude 7
Rev. 14:9–11
Rev. 20:10
Rev. 20:14

Revelation 14:12 patience. Endurance in the context of suffering (Revelation 13:9–10). Might also imply patiently waiting for Christ’s return. keep the commandments of God. Obedience to God’s law is an essential characteristic of God’s people in the end time. faith of Jesus. Can mean “faith in Jesus” or “Jesus’ faith,” meaning what Jesus believed—the doctrines held and taught by Jesus. Revelation 14:12 has a contextual relation to Revelation 12:17 and the conflict pictured in chap. Revelation 13. For more on obedience to God’s LAW, see Revelation 12:17; Ex. 20:1–17; Matt. 5:17–19; 1 John 2:3–6.

 THE COVENANT
A covenant is a binding agreement made by two parties. It is a legal contract, but it is also a relationship. The topic of covenant undergirds an understanding of both Bible testaments. God’s everlasting covenant made with Abraham and his descendants through Christ has always been based on faith.

Gen. 6:18
Gen. 9:8–17
Gen. 12:1–3
Gen. 15:17–18
Gen. 17:7
Ex. 2:24
Ex. 19:5–8
Ex. 24:3–8
Lev. 26:44
Deut. 28:1–2
Deut. 28:15
Jer. 31:31
Jer. 32:40
Ezek. 36:27
Ezek. 37:26
Matt. 26:28
Luke 22:20
1 Cor. 11:25
2 Cor. 3:3
2 Cor. 3:6
Eph. 2:12–13
Heb. 8:10
Heb. 13:20

 LAW
Closely connected with the theme of covenant is that of law. Just as there are laws that guide life and relationships in the physical world, so there are also laws in the spiritual realm. Jesus tells us that the basic law is love (Matt. 22:36–40). How is that law of love related to the Ten Commandments and other facets of God’s law?

Gen. 26:5
Ex. 16:27–28
Ex. 20:1–17
Deut. 5:1–21
Ps. 19:7–11
Ecclesiastes 12:13–14
Matt. 5:17–19
Matt. 22:36–40
John 14:15
Rom. 3:20
Rom. 3:31
Rom. 7:12
Rom. 13:8–10
Gal. 5:14
Eph. 2:10
1 Tim. 1:8
Heb. 8:10*
James 2:10
James 2:12
1 John 2:3
1 John 5:1–5
Rev. 12:17
Rev. 14:12

   Revelation 14:13 Blessed. See note on 1:3. from now on. Those who die in this context (Revelation 14:6–12) will not have to experience the trials of the final events. But this may be a reflection of the persecution of 13:15. their works follow them. Their salvation is secure. See 1 Timothy. 5:24–25.

This Heart Felt Appeal Is By Your Very Best Friend  Jesus Who Died For You Because He Couldn’t Live Without You!!!! He Wants To Save You If You Will Just Come To Him Now!!!!

 And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. Revelation 22:17

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Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ Philippians 1:6

 EXPOSITION

John 6:35,51

John 6:35  And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.

 

   John 6:35 I am. The unique expression in Greek recalls Ex. 3:14–15. It is used in three ways in John: (1) simple self-identification at a human level (see note on 6:20); (2) with metaphors that point to the spiritual life Jesus offers (e.g., I am the bread of life, or the light, door, Good Shepherd, etc.); and (3) as a direct claim to deity (8:28, 58; 13:19). bread of life. A revelation of who Jesus is (6:35–50) and a reference to the Lord’s Supper in vv. 50–59. Jesus is the “bread” that leads to eternal life (see 17:3). For more on the LORD’S SUPPER, see Matt. 26:26–29; John 13:1–17.

John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world!

John 6:53 flesh … blood. The cross is the basis for eternal life. Jesus uses Lord’s Supper language in  John 6:50–59 to describe the benefits of His sacrifice.

There is Plenty of Assurance for our Salvation!! Be Very Encouraged As You Read About:

1Thessalonians 1:5  1John 2:28  ASSURANCE OF SALVATION   1John 5:11-13
Many of us are insecure in our Christian walk. We know that there are things in our lives that are less than perfect. Must we live in insecurity, or can we have peace of mind in our daily walk with God? The Bible tells us that we can have assurance, the divinely given confidence of believers that they are truly saved in Jesus.

John 3:36
John 5:24
Rom. 8:16
Rom. 8:31–39
Eph. 2:8
Heb. 4:16
Heb. 6:19
Heb. 11:1
1 Pet. 1:3–5
1 John 4:17
1 John 5:10–13

Christ “The Reaper”

And another angel came out of the temple, calling with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud, “Put in your sickle, and reap, for the hour to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is fully ripe.” So he who sat on the cloud swung his sickle across the earth, and the earth was reaped. Revelation 14:15-16

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 I Am Coming Quickly

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.”

Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!

 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.Amen. Revelation 22:20-21

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Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened,
That it cannot save;
Nor His ear heavy,
That it cannot hear
Isaiah 59:1

Surely He has borne our griefs
And carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten by God, and afflicted.
 But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:4-5

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The Men in Christ’s Life: Blind Bartimaeus

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 By Kris Swiatocho

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My stepfather is only one example of a man who has impacted my life as a result of his relationship with Christ. Throughout this series, I want to share with you about some of the other men who have impacted my life solely because of their relationship with Jesus. I believe as I share that you, too, will connect with them and discover for yourself how God has always had a plan for you, is working it out in your life and will never leave you.

How is your life? Are you fulfilled? Are you getting everything out of it you have wanted to? Is your life turning out the way you thought it would be?

There have been times in my life where I never have seemed to get it. Times I have lived the same way day to day but expected a different result. Times that I spent just enough time with others, gave of myself just enough, spent time with my family just enough and gave to God just enough. But what is enough?

For myself, I am not ready to live a life where I am content that what I am giving God is enough. Am I content as a single adult? Yes, I am really content where God has me … even if I do get lonely, frustrated and confused by his direction. But this isn’t the contentment I am talking about. I am talking about content with my part of this journey God has me on. No, I am not content and I will tell you why.

Bartimaeus was a blind man living in Jericho. He would sit along the road, day after day, doing the same thing and basically getting the same result. Probably enough change to just get by. Now, could Bartimaeus stay there for the rest of his life? Sure, and more than likely he would continue to get just enough based on his efforts. And this enough would feed and clothe him. But Bartimaeus decided he didn’t want to stay where he was. He wasn’t content with where he was. He wanted his life to be different. Bartimaeus not only prayed for his life to be different, but he yelled it from the mountain tops. “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

When is the last time you really wanted your life to change? I mean, really change. No, I am not talking about the 911 Christian behavior where you cry out to God only when you are in trouble. Bartimaeus wasn’t in any trouble, no more than normal. But the one thing Bartimaeus was, that most of are not, is we are never quiet enough to hear God when He is near. Near enough to us because we are walking with Him—daily, hour by hour, minute by minute. Close enough to hear his breathing, to know his footsteps, to know his voice. Near enough to know when to ask for real help, because you have made a real decision to change.

Right now, as I am writing this, I am at my own crossroads yet again. As most of my readers may know, I am a diabetic, type 2. I have gone up and down over the years with my sugars. I do well for a while, only to slide back into old patterns. I love to eat. I love the social aspect of eating, not to mention the variety of all the foods God has made. But my diabetes, without continuous management, could literally lead to my own blindness not to mention death.

But now, I am where Bartimaeus is. I am ready to not only listen to God, but also to jump to my feet with a joyful heart because He is going to heal me. Does this mean my diabetes could go away instantly? Sure, if it is Jesus’ will. But for me, I believe the journey of learning to eat right with exercise is the only way that will lead to a lifestyle change. A lifestyle that can guarantees success, so that one day I can say I am not a diabetic. One day I will be cured from my own blindness.

Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (that is, the Son of Timaeus), was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus. “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.

Mark 10:46-52

 

A Fatal Error

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The truth is that when we come to realize we are sinful law breakers we are powerless to then begin keeping the law of God in order to achieve righteousness and justification; freedom from the guilt and penalty of sin in our life (Romans 3:20).  No matter how hard “we try” to obey God’s law we still fall short of perfect righteous obedience.  No, we are sinners through and through; slaves to sin through our sinful nature (Romans 7:14, 18).  We are filled with unrighteousness (Romans 1:29).  Any righteousness we try to attain by trying to obey God’s law is as “filthy rags.” (Isaiah 64:6)

 

This was the spiritual “trap” or error the Jews of Christ’ day fell into.  They thought they could be righteous in God’s sight by keeping the law (Romans 9:31-32).   They were trying the impossible and didn’t know it.  So when Christ came preaching righteousness by faith the religious leaders believed He was teaching heresy.  They rejected the only One through whom they could become righteous.

The Apostle Paul wrote of their condition and clearly stated that Christ is the “end” or fulfillment of the law for righteousness for all who believe in Him:

 

“Brethren, my heart’s desire for Israel is, that they might be saved.  For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.  For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves to the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.”  (Romans 10:1-4).

 

On the other hand, the non-Jews (Gentiles) who accepted Christ attained righteousness before God.  How did they do that?  They became righteous before God by “faith” in Christ and His righteousness (Romans 9:30).  For the Bible teaches that there is no way to become righteous and be saved except through belief in Christ (Acts 4:12).  No one is made righteous and saved by their own righteous works.  Righteousness and salvation comes only through faith in Jesus (Titus 3:5-6).  Paul wrote:

 

“Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight… Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.” Romans 3:20, 28

 

Remember, there is no righteousness in this earth except Christ’s righteousness.  And only by His righteousness are we justified and sanctified.  Hence, to try to become righteous in any other way except through Christ’s righteousness is legalism.

This applies to both imputed and imparted righteous in the Christian’s life.  The Bible teaches that we receive Christ’s imputed righteousness and imparted righteousness by our faith in Him.  We experience both justification and sanctification by faith in Christ.  Our efforts to keep God’s law do not make us righteous.  Righteousness is only experienced by faith in Christ.

 

“As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:” Colossians 2:6

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Philippians 3:7-11      Romans 8:3-4        1 Corinthians 1:30-31      Jeremiah 31:3

The Gospel Is God’s Creative Power To Save Me!!

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Let’s chat briefly about The Gospel of Jesus!

In this brief post are a few thoughts about how I see The Gospel of Jesus! I believe that The Gospel is in fact Jesus! I see Christ crucified for me personally. I see my Savior in the light that God loved me so much that Jesus gave Himself  for me personally! It was all for me. I hope you see Jesus as The Savior who died for you personally too!

The Gospel is The Power of God for Salvation!


For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ,for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.” Romans 1:16-17.

The Power of God  is His Creative Power!

Jesus simply spoke  and instantly the Heavens appeared ! He breathed, and right off, the starry planets came into existence!  Psalm 33:6-9, John 1:1-5, Colossians 1:16-17.

“Because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.  For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse”.  Romans 1:19-20.

So It’s God’s Awesome Creative Power that saves me!   Romans 1:16-17, Psalm 33:6-9, Colossians 1:16-17.

Next, Christ is The Power of God.

“but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God”. 1 Corinthians 1:22-25.

But Salvation comes through the cross; therefore The Cross of Christ is The Power of God.

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God”. 1 Corinthians 1:18.

The Apostle Paul talks about a mystery. He calls it “The Mystery of The Gospel”. And he says that the mystery has been revealed. Ephesians 6:19, 3:3,9-12

The mystery  revealed is really great news for all of us. Here it is in plain language:

“the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints.  To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: whichis Christ in you, the hope of glory”. Colossians 1:26-27.

So we can be fully assured that The Gospel is Christ dwelling inside us! Colossians 1:27.

In other words The Gospel is Christ “in us”!  The preaching of The Gospel is the making known to others of the possibility of Christ dwelling in them!

What a fabulous thought that creation and redemption are the same power!! And that Christ will literally dwell inside us!Truly this is a mystery. But a mystery revealed! And It’s true because I completely trust the Word of God! Period! Ephesians 6:19, Ephesians 3:1-10.

Let me briefly sum up what has been said:

1. The Gospel is The Power of God unto Salvation. Salvation is only by The Power of God, and wherever The Power of God is, there is Salvation.

2. Christ is The Power of God.

3. But Christ’s Salvation comes through the cross; therefore the cross of Christ is The Power of God.

4. So the preaching of Christ and Him crucified is the preaching of The Gospel.

5. The Power of God is the power that creates all things. Therefore the preaching of Christ and Him crucified, as The Power of God, is the preaching of the creative power of of God put forth for the Salvation of you and me!! Praise God!!

6. This is so, because Christ is the Creator of all things.  Colossians 1: 16-17.

7. The mystery of The Gospel is God manifest in human flesh through the Person of Jesus Christ! So Christ dwelling inside me by faith is all of the fullness of God inside me!! Hallelujah Praise The Lord!

8. This means nothing less than the creative energy in God working in me through Jesus Christ, for my Salvation. “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. 2 Corinthians 5:17.

9. Now that Jesus is in you the hope of glory, He will simply work out His victory in you! Colossians 1:26-27. Romans 8:3-4, 11.

It’s all about Jesus and He wants you to be with Him Always!!

The preaching of the everlasting Gospel is the preaching of Christ the creative power of God, through whom alone salvation can come.  And the power by which Christ saves men from sin in the power by which He created the worlds.  We have redemption through His blood; the preaching of the cross is the preaching of the power of God; and the power of God is the power that creates; therefore the cross of Christ has in it creative power.  Surely that is power enough for anybody.  No wonder that the apostle exclaimed,  “But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ”.  Galatians. 6:14.

So what must I do to have assurance of Salvation?

Simply accept the free gift of eternal life by faith in Jesus! John 3:16-17Romans 3:26, Ephesians 2: 8-10.

In other words,you have complete assurance of Salvation when you trust Jesus with your life! And that’s it! 1 John 5:11-13.

Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day. Genesis 1:31.

I hope you enjoyed a bit of Spring from Dallas, TX!

4 But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, 5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us…    Titus 3:3-8.

Until next time may we allow God’s great love and kindness to save us!!

Drinking From My Saucer

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I’ve never made a fortune, and it’s probably too late now.
But I don’t worry about that much, I’m happy anyhow
And as I go along life’s way,
I’m reaping better than I sowed.
I’m drinking from my saucer,
‘Cause my cup has overflowed.

Haven’t got a lot of riches,
and sometimes the going’s tough
But I’ve got loving ones all around me,
and that makes me rich enough.
I thank GOD for his Blessings,
and the Mercies He’s bestowed.
I’m drinking from my saucer,
‘Cause my cup has overflowed.

I remember times when things went wrong,
My faith wore somewhat thin.
But all at once the dark clouds broke,
and the sun peeped through again.

So LORD, help me not to gripe,
about the tough rows I have hoed.
I’m drinking from my saucer,
‘Cause my cup has overflowed.

If GOD gives me strength and courage,
When the way grows steep and rough.
I’ll not ask for other blessings,
I’m already Blessed enough.

And may I never be too busy,
to help others bear their loads..
Then I’ll keep drinking from my saucer,
‘Cause my cup has overflowed. Author Unknown.

When I think of how many people in this world have it worse than I do, I realize just how blessed I am and how all of us really are.
These wonderful blessings reminded me of God’s great love for all people, a love that is plainly revealed in Holy Scripture!!
I hope the following Scriptures will draw you into a deeper relationship with Jesus!!!

The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying:

“ Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love;
Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you. Jeremiah 31:3,NKJV

And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.John 12:32.

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. John 3:14-17.

The Redeemer of Israel

But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob,
And He who formed you, O Israel:

“ Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by your name;
You are Mine.

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,
Nor shall the flame scorch you.

For I am the LORD your God,
The Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
I gave Egypt for your ransom,
Ethiopia and Seba in your place.
Since you were precious in My sight,
You have been honored,

And I have loved you; Isaiah 43:1-4.

“ I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake;
And I will not remember your sins. Isaiah 43:25.

But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.” Jeremiah 31:33-34.

God’s Everlasting Love!!

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written:

“ For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:31-39.

Why not accept God’s great gift of love right now?

By Grace Through Faith!

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved)

That in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. Ephesians 2:4-5, 7-9.

God bless you with a closer walk with Jesus!!

Jesus is about to come!!