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Judges 9:19 if then you have acted in truth and sincerity with Jerubbaal and with his house this day, then rejoice in Abimelech, and let him also rejoice in you.
1 Corinthians 13:6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;
Philippians 1:18 What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is preached; and in this I rejoice, yes, and will rejoice.
2 John 1:4 I rejoiced greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, as we received commandment from the Father.
3 John 1:3 For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you walk in the truth.
Matthew 24:24 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
Where would we be without love? If our parents never loved us to shelter us, provide food and clothes. If we could never love another we call our spouse. If we could not love our children but saw them as only a burden. If we were alone with no friends who cared enough to talk with us about our problems. If teachers never shared their knowledge with us to learn and educate us. If hospitals did not care about our health. If nonprofit agencies did not exist to feed the homeless and needy. If churches did not help out in their local communities.
Where would we be with out love? We my friends would be in hell. A place void of the love that comes from God. God is love and His compassion is a gift of the Holy Spirit to mankind that puts in us the desires to help one another. 1 John 4:8 “He who does not love does not know God, for God is love” Ephesians 2:4 “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us” Deuteronomy 7:9″“Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments” Mark 12:29 Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. 31 And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these” Romans 8:39″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.” 1 Corinthians 2:9 “But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” Hebrews 6:10″For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.” 1 John 2:5 “But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him” 1 John 4:7 “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God” 1 John 4:10 “In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins” MERCY EXISTS WHERE GOD IS!
I have never been to Madrid, Singapore or Sri Lanka, but if I use a mapbook I can find the best route. If I use a guide who knows the way I can be assured of safe passage and then if I am friends with the King I can enjoy all the entire kingdom has to offer. Much like a mapbook is the Holy Bible, written by God to give us a guide book on getting to heaven. Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp for my
Satan’s biggest deception is getting mankind to NOT BELIEVE in God.
So that we believe God (Elohim) is not real and He is just a fable or myth made up by a primative culture, alien visitors or just an imaginary friend made up by the weak minded. If there is no God, then Jesus (Yeshua) was never sent as our savior to restore us to God and our rightful place in heaven for all eternity. IF there is no hell or eternal damnation then there is no devil, no heaven and ultimately there is no consequences for our sins which separates us from God. IF there is no God, no hell or eternal separation from God, then there is no need for a savior thus, Jesus died on the cross for nothing . Then if we believe that mankind can create our own set of moral codes to live by that does not hurt others we are good people.
THE BIBLE TELLS US CLEARLY THERE IS A GOD, A SAVIOR, A HEAVEN AND ETERNAL LIFE, EITHER SPENT WITH GOD OR FOREVER SEPARATED FROM HIS LOVE. THEREFORE WHOSEVER BELIEVES IN GOD CAN BE SAVED THROUGH YESHUA (JESUS CHRIST) AND OPERATE IN THE FULL POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT TO HEAL, DELIVER AND RAISE UP.
Genesis 15:6 Abram believed the LORD, and he credited it to him as righteousness.
Exodus 4:5 “This,” said the LORD, “is so that they may believe that the LORD, the God of their fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has appeared to you.”
In spite of all this, they kept on sinning; in spite of his wonders, they did not believe.
Then they believed his promises and sang his praise. Isaiah 43:10
“You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me.
Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.”
He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe.
After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken. John 3:18
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.
“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. John 5:38
nor does his word dwell in you, for you do not believe the one he sent.
How can you believe since you accept glory from one another but do not seek the glory that comes from the only God ?
If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me. John 6:29
Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” John 11:40
Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”
No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are.”
They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.”
Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe.
For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”
Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life.
We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”
Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”
But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.” John 11:25
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
“Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.”
I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am he, you will indeed die in your sins.”
Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me!
Then the man said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him.
LORD I BELIEVE, HELP MY UNBELIEF!
Mark 9:14 When they came to the other disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and the teachers of the law arguing with them. 15 As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him. 16 “What are you arguing with them about?” he asked. 17 A man in the crowd answered, “Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech. 18 Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid. I asked your disciples to drive out the spirit, but they could not.” 19 “You unbelieving generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy to me.” 20 So they brought him. When the spirit saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth. 21 Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has he been like this?” “From childhood,” he answered. 22 “It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.” 23 “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.” 24 Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” 25 When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the impure spirit. “You deaf and mute spirit,” he said, “I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.” 26 The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out. The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, “He’s dead.” 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up.
Well eternal separation from God is REAL.
Matthew 5:22 “But I (Jeus) say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire.”
Psalm 9:17″The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”
Mark 9:43″If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched”
Jude 1:20″20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. 22 And on some have compassion, making a distinction; 23 but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fires (of hell), hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.”
Revelation 20:10″The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”
Revelation 20:14 “Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.”
Proverbs 27:20″Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied”
The road to hell is paved with good intentions… Nicodemus was a good man who kept all the laws and was good to people and did not hurt anyone. Did not steal, kill or cheat on his wife. Yet Jesus said your good works are not enough to enter heaven.
Listen to their conversation recorded all those years ago but still applies today… JOHN 3:1 “There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.” 3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
4 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” 5 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” 9 Nicodemus answered and said to Him, “How can these things be?” 10 Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things? 11 Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness. 12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13 No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. 16 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. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”
Mankind is born unto this world and we live with a choice of Heaven or hell. At birth in the flesh, we begin a path that is carnal and worldly that leads to hell because our sin separates us from a Holy God (Elohim). So God in His grace and mercy made a way when there was no way through Jesus (Yeshua) so we could turn around (Repent) and choose the narrow way that leads to heaven.
Proverbs 15:11″Hell and Destruction are before the LORD; So how much more the hearts of the sons of men.”
Proverbs 15:24″The way of life winds upward for the wise, That he may turn away from hell below.”
Matthew 7:13“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”
Matthew 5:29 “If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.”
Matthew 10:28 “And do not fear those who kill the body (men, satan) but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him (God, Elohim) who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
2 Peter 2:4 For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; 5 and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly; 6 and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly; 7 and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked 8 (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds)— 9 then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment, 10 and especially those who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority. They are presumptuous, self-willed. They are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries, 11 whereas angels, who are greater in power and might, do not bring a reviling accusation against them before the Lord.”
BUT THERE IS GOOD NEWS… JESUS (YESHUA) SAVES!