Monday, January 7, 2013


                                                  YOU’RE FORGIVEN!

I have had this question asked before: “How do I know God has forgiven me?”  “How do I know I’m saved?  I don’t feel forgiven or saved?” So, I’ve decided to write this teaching just in case there’s someone out there who’s wondering the same things and are asking these same questions.

Friends, we have to go to the TRUTH of the Word of God to get these questions and ALL fears and doubts removed. Our feelings and emotions come and go, they change constantly, today we feel and say this and that and tomorrow is another thing. So we’re NOT going to go on our feelings today…We are going to turn to the “Word Of God” for our answers.

1-How Do I Know I’m Forgiven?

In Ezekiel, The LORD says, this….

"But if a wicked man (Watch This… Don’t Miss It!) TURNS AWAY FROM ALL THE SINS he has committed and keeps all my decrees AND DOES what is just and right, he will surely live; he will not die. "NONE OF THE OFFENSES” he has committed will be REMEMBERED AGAINST HIM. Because of the righteous things he has done, he will live.”~ (Ezekiel 18:21-22)

Note: WOW!!! I believe this is GREAT NEWS, don’t you? Now that you know what the word of GOD says, say GOOD-BYE once and for ALL to those false feelings and dismiss those fears, that God will bring up all your sins on judgment day. The LORD says, if we turn from our sins and do what is just and right and we follow Him and His teachings…We are completely forgiven and we are made NEW! (2 Corinthians 5:17) NONE, I Repeat NONE, of our sins and offenses will be remembered by GOD, EVER! "For I will FORGIVE their wickedness and WILL REMEMBER THEIR SINS NO MORE.” (Jeremiah 31:34, Hebrews 8:12, 10:17)


2- How Do I Know I’m Saved? I Don’t Feel Forgiven Or Saved?

In The book of Romans it tells us this, concerning this question….

“That if you “CONFESS” with your mouth, "JESUS IS LORD," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, YOU WILL BE SAVED. For it is with YOUR heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with YOUR mouth that you CONFESS AND ARE SAVED. As the Scripture says, "ANYONE” who trusts in him will NEVER be put to shame."… FOR, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."~(Romans 10:9-11, 13)

Note: God makes it very simple for anyone who wants to be saved…The Holy Scriptures says “If we confess with our mouth, JESUS IS LORD," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, YOU WILL BE SAVED.”(Romans 10:9) It is the Word of GOD that we have to believe and stand on and NOT on our emotions or feelings. Believe in the word of the Lord, my friends. If God said it, then, that’s the way is going to be and you are saved according to Romans 10:9-11, 13. FOR, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord WILL BE SAVED.”

BUT let me give you all a warning… If we turn to the old way of living and go back to living a sinful lifestyle…This is what THE LORD says:

“BUT IF A RIGHTEOUS MAN TURNS FROM his righteousness and commits sin and does the same detestable things the wicked man does, WILL HE LIVE? NONE of the righteous things he has done WILL BE REMEMBERED. (Watch This…Don’t Miss It!!) Because of "THE UNFAITHFULNESS" HE IS GUILTY of and because of the SINS HE HAS COMMITTED, HE WILL DIE.”… If a righteous man turns from his righteousness and “COMMITS SIN”, HE WILL DIE FOR IT; because of the sin he has committed he will die.” (Ezekiel 18:24, 26)~HEAVEN won’t be the place of eternity for ANYONE who lives a sinful life!

Watch Jesus REPEAT this same exhortation and warnings to ALL of us:

“The Son of Man (Jesus Christ) will send out HIS ANGELS, (Watch This…Don’t Miss It!) AND THEY WILL WEED OUT of His kingdom “EVERYTHING THAT CAUSES SIN AND ALL WHO DO EVIL.” They will THROW THEM INTO THE FIERY FURNACE, where there WILL BE weeping and gnashing of teeth.”~(Matthew 13:41-42)~ Remember, Jesus is NOT a man that HE should LIE! (Numbers 23:19, 1 Samuel 15:29, Titus 1:2)  If Jesus gives us these warnings and we still continue to sin then the “Fiery Furnace” awaits us and NOT Heaven!

Jesus says:

“IF YOUR RIGHT EYE CAUSES YOU TO SIN, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be “THROWN INTO HELL.” AND IF YOUR RIGHT HAND CAUSES YOU TO SIN, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your WHOLE BODY TO GO INTO HELL.”~(Matthew 5:29-30)

Note: This means GETTING RID OF/ PUTTING TO DEATH, “EVERYTHING” that causes us to sin against our GOD…NOTHING in this world is worth losing your salvation, NOTHING! The choice is “ALWAYS” ours to make. (Colossians 3:1-10) “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23) Please read the whole chapter of Romans 6… “FOR SIN SHALL NOT be your master, because you are not under law, BUT under GRACE.” (Romans 6:14, Ezekiel 18:30-32)

Jesus means what HE says… We are commanded to live “Holy and Godly lives” in this present age and we better heed the warnings, if we want to enter Heaven. Peter tells us this: “Since everything will be destroyed in this way, WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE OUGHT YOU TO BE? You ought to “LIVE HOLY AND GODLY LIVES…” (2 Peter 3:11, Titus 2:12, Romans 12:1)


Let me show you what Paul tells the Church Of Ephesus:

“BE IMITATORS OF GOD, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. (Watch This… Don’t Miss It!) BUT AMONG YOU there MUST NOT be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, BECAUSE THESE ARE IMPROPER FOR GOD’S HOLY PEOPLE. NOR should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. (Here it Comes Now… Don’t Miss It!) FOR OF THIS YOU CAN BE SURE: NO immoral, impure or greedy person--such a man is an idolater—"HAS ANY INHERITANCE" in the kingdom of Christ and of God."~(Ephesians 5:5)
Note: With this statement Paul is GUARANTEEING US; that anyone who lives this kind of life (the sinful life) “WILL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD”For of this you can be sure: NO immoral, impure or greedy person--such a man is an idolater--has ANY inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.” (Ephesians 5:5)  See Also: (Matthew 13:40-42, Galatians 5:19-21, Colossians 3:1-17, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Revelation 21:27, 22:15)

Friends, when JESUS says: “YOU’RE FORGIVEN!”  You’re truly and completely forgiven BUT we “MUST ALSO BE” diligent and faithful in “OBEYING” the Lord, and following His commandments to enter Heaven. (John 14:15, 21, 23-24) NEVER tire of doing good…“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9)