Monday, September 22, 2014

LET US RETURN TO THE LORD!

LET US RETURN TO THE LORD!

“HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD… “The LORD has a charge to bring against you who live in the land: "THERE IS NO FAITHFULNESS, NO LOVE, NO ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GOD IN THE LAND. There is ONLY cursing, lying and murder, stealing and adultery; they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed. Because of this the land dries up, and all who live in it waste away; the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky and the fish in the sea are swept away.” (Hosea 4:1-3)


Our nation has fallen so far away from the godly morals it was founded on…From the word of God. When we see the news, our society, our schools, our cities, our jobs, etc.---We can clearly see that good morals, kindness, brotherly love, loyalty, and respect for others…Are rarely seen. Without God our society will continue to deteriorate…Everyone lives their lives by their own standards and not God’s. This kind of behavior will only bring devastating judgments upon ourselves and our nation.

Have you ever heard it said: “Common sense is completely lost these days?” Did you know that sin completely dumbs out a person, a society and a nation of making good choices? God said that it does“The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. Even as fools walk along the road, THEY LACK SENSE AND SHOW EVERYONE HOW STUPID THEY ARE.” (Ecclesiastes 10:2-3)

Note: As the saying goes, “The BIBLE (God’s word) may hurt you with the truth but it will NEVER comfort you with a LIE.” Why, would you want a lie anyway? It is THE TRUTH of the word of GOD that sets the captives free. (John 8:32, 34, 36)

A sinful lifestyle makes a person stumble in ALL their ways…It completely robs them of knowledge, of a good common sense…And because of their open rebellion against God—they will also be completely incapable of making wise choices (Decisions) in their lives because of their sin. The Lord says that SIN: “…Takes away the understanding of my people.” (Hosea 4:10)

Note: There’s nothing great or attractive in living a sinful life. Sin dumbs people out… Sin brings NOTHING but judgments and destruction to those who partake in them… The LORD says: “WOE to them, because they have strayed from me! DESTRUCTION to them, because they have REBELLED against me!” (Hosea 7:13)

 

A sinful lifestyle will also keep God’s best away from us too--ALWAYS! The Lord says: “YOUR WRONGDOINGS have kept these away; YOUR SINS have deprived you of good.” (Jeremiah 5:25)

 

Note: A sinful lifestyle is NOT worth ALL the TROUBLE and the MISERY that it brings to ones life... “Your wickedness will punish you; your backsliding will rebuke you. Consider then and realize HOW EVIL AND BITTER it is for you when you forsake the LORD your God and have no awe of me," declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty.” (Jeremiah 2:19)

 

The Lord wants to bless and do good for His people (Jeremiah 29:11) … BUT how can He, if we continue to rebel against Him?  “…They DO NOT realize that I remember ALL their evil deeds. Their sins ENGULF them; they are always before me.” (Hosea 7:2)

 

Friend, if you have been living in sin and are tired of riding that destructive roller coaster in your life …Our loving Savior allows us a way out. (John 8:3-11, Psalm 103:2-4, Jeremiah 3:22, Isaiah 1:18, 44:22) There’s still time to repent and turn from all of your sins. Return to the Lord, admit your guilt and confess your sins to Jesus and He will forgive you of ALL of your sins and purify you from ALL unrighteousness…Jesus loves you so much and He’s reaching out to you now...Because He does not want to lose you.  (Matthew 18:12-14, Luke 15: 4-7, 19:10)

 

The Bible says:  If we confess our sins, he (Jesus Christ) is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9, 2 Peter 3:9) Amen!  

 
“LET US RETURN TO THE LORD… Because sin does not only destroy our lives, but it also destroys our planet … “There is ONLY cursing, lying and murder, stealing and adultery; they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed. (Watch This…Don’t Miss It! à) Because of this the land dries up, and all who live in it waste away; the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky and the fish in the sea are swept away (Are Dying).” (Hosea 4:1-3)

Note: The mass die outs of animals in our planet today…  Devastating natural disasters are ALL a result of the sins of mankind. Most people do not know or even realize that this is why it is happening. The word of God gave us the warning that this would happen, if we turned our backs on Him and willfully rebel against Him.  Sin is destructive to everyone and to everything around us.  Question: Is sin worth all of this death, disasters, pain and misery that it brings when we sin against our God and break His commands? Answer: ABSOLUTELY NOT!  Friends, NOTHING good comes from living a sinful lifestyle, NOTHING!

 

Friend, do you also know that if you didn’t give your heart and life to Jesus and you die with your sins, Heaven WILL NOT be your eternal home?

Jesus said: “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." (John 8:24)

 

Note: In the book of Matthew Jesus said this: “As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”(Matthew 13:40-42)

 
Sin will cost you more than you know…More than you are willing to pay for them--let them GO, they are NOT worth it! (1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Galatians 5:19-21, Ephesians 5:1-8, Colossians 3:1-10, 2 Titus 2:19)  Repent and turn from ALL your sins…Because they will eventually lead you (someday) to a place that you DO NOT want to be in for all eternity! (Hebrews 10:26, 30-31, Revelation 21:8, 27)

 

If sin has you captive come to the ONLY ONE (Jesus Christ) that can set you free… And you will be “FREE INDEED”, my friend. (John 8:36) DO NOT wait…Tomorrow might be too late.

 
The Bible says: The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; “ALL WHO FOLLOW HIS PRECEPTS HAVE GOOD UNDERSTANDING.” To him belongs eternal praise.” (Psalm 111:10) Amen

The Lord says: “My people are “DESTROYED” from lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6)

Friends, “LET US RETURN TO THE LORD, WHILE WE STILL CAN” … “SEEK the LORD while he may be found; CALL on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.” (Isaiah 55:6-7)

 
GOD BLESS YOU ALL NOW AND ALWAYS

YOUR FRIEND,

VICKY RIVERA  

Monday, June 30, 2014

EXCUSES, EXCUSES!

                                            EXCUSES, EXCUSES!


The Bible says: “He (Jesus) said to another man, "Follow me." But he replied, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father." Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God." Still another said, "I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say goodbye to my family." Jesus replied, "No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God." (Luke 9:59-62)


Note: Jesus was calling these men to follow Him, but they both had other priorities in their lives …Having their “EXCUSES” for NOT accepting the call to follow Him. Some may read these verses and think to themselves, what was going through the minds of these two men? If Jesus would have asked me to leave ALL and follow Him…I would have done it, without giving it a second thought. Is that so?  Jesus is calling people today… To FOLLOW Him, to SEEK Him, To LIVE for Him and to KEEP (Obey) His Commands…And still till this day people hesitate and have other priorities…And MANY excuses for not following Him, for not seeking Him, and not Obeying His commands. (Luke 6:46, Titus 1:16)

When we care more about what other people are going to think or feel about us living a devoted lifestyle to the Savior…Then we have to admit to ourselves that we don’t really love the Savior like we say we do… Jesus says that those that truly love Him will follow and obey His commands. (John 14:15, 21, 23-24, 1 John 2:3-6, 1 John 5:2-3) Amen! Jesus says: “…Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me IS NOT WORTHY OF ME.” (Matthew 10:38) Jesus also says: "NO ONE who puts a hand to the plow AND LOOKS BACK is fit for service in the kingdom of God." (Luke 9:62)

Some say, living the Christian life is too hard…It’s only hard because you have not surrendered your life completely to Jesus. The only people who have a problem living the Christian life are those who do not love Jesus and are still holding on to the world. Jesus says: NO ONE can serve two masters. Either you will “HATE” the one and “LOVE” the other, or YOU WILL BE DEVOTED TO THE ONE AND DESPISE THE OTHER.” (Matthew 6:24, Luke 16:13)

Note: We handed our lives over to Jesus the day we asked Him to come into our lives and hearts and become our Lord and Savior  So our lives are now crucified with the Savior and the life we now live in our bodies;  MUST BE lived for THE LORD. (Galatians 2:20) The Bible says:YOU ARE NOT YOUR OWN; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” (1 Corinthians 6:17, 19-20)

The BIBLE Says: "He (Jesus Christ) Replied, “My mother and brothers ARE THOSE WHO HEAR GOD'S WORD AND PUT IT INTO PRACTICE.” (Luke 8:21, 11:28) Amen! Jesus also says: "IN SAME WAY, THOSE OF YOU WHO DO NOT GIVE UP EVERYTHING YOU HAVE CANNOT BE MY DISCIPLES." (Luke 14:33) Amen!

Jesus says: …"Whoever wants to be my disciple “MUST DENY” themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, (Watch This…Don’t Miss It!)à but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father's glory with his angels, AND THEN HE WILL REWARD EACH PERSON ACCORDING TO WHAT THEY HAVE DONE.” (Matthew 16:24-27)



Remember, what Jesus has also told us...“MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ENTER THROUGH THE NARROW DOOR, Because "MANY", I Tell You, Will Try To Enter AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO." (Luke 13:24) Amen!

Note: Jesus said "MAKE EVERY EFFORT"NOT EXCUSES! Making every “effort” is what it will take for anyone who wants to enter Heaven. (Philippians 2:12, Hebrews 4:12-13)  If we truly love The Savior…”WE WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT” and we will commit, devote and discipline ourselves to obey our Lord's commands and His teachings.

Friends, we MUST live daily as our Lord Jesus lived...It is what the BIBLE commands us to do! (1 John 2:3-6) Amen! OVER AND OVER AGAIN THE BIBLE ADMONISHES US "TO MAKE EVERY EFFORT" TO BE FOUND HOLY, BLAMELESS AND AT PEACE WITH JESUS WHEN HE RETURNS. (John 14:15, 21, 23-24, Hebrews 4:11-13, 14:12, 2 Peter 1:5-11, 2 Peter 3:14, 1 John 5:2-3)

How will we know what pleases the Lord? (Ephesians 5:10-11) Or how can we unlearn bad habits, worldly thinking, and worldly attitudes if we don’t spend time daily in the word of God?  The Bible tells us: “DO NOT CONFORM TO THE PATTERN OF THIS WORLD, (Watch This … Don’t Miss It!) àbut be transformed by the RENEWING OF YOUR MIND. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:1-2) Amen! Spending time with God daily, in Bible studies and prayers will remove all bad habits, worldly thinking, and worldly attitudes. Jesus says: “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:36) Amen!

Remember, the Bible also says: “FOR WE MUST ALL APPEAR BEFORE THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST, so that each of us may receive what is due us FOR THE THINGS DONE WHILE IN THE BODY, whether good or bad.” (2 Corinthians 5:10)

If we want to enter Heaven and receive a rich welcome into the kingdom of God…We have to stop with all the excuses and we MUST become doers of the word of God. (John 14:15, 21, 23-24, Luke 11:28, James 1:22, 1 John 2:3-6, 1 John 5: 2-3, 2 Peter 1:5-11)



Jesus has already given us the warning about this in the book of Matthew… NOT everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord,’ WILL ENTER THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, (Watch This…Don’t Miss It!)à but only the one WHO DOES the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!' (Matthew 7:21-23)

The Bible says: “This is what the LORD says— your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, WHO TEACHES YOU WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU, WHO DIRECTS YOU IN THE WAY YOU SHOULD GO.”  (Isaiah 48:17) Amen!

SO NO MORE EXCUSES … Because Jesus can help you, guide you, and teach you how to live the Christian life; but you will have to be willing to devote (Commit) yourself to Him DAILY. (Matthew 6:33)



The LORD Says: “…FOR WHO IS HE WHO WILL DEVOTE HIMSELF TO BE CLOSE TO ME?’ DECLARES THE LORD.” (Jeremiah 30:21) Amen!


GOD BLESS YOU ALL NOW & ALWAYS
YOUR FRIEND,
VICKY RIVERA





















 







Tuesday, June 17, 2014

HOW DEVOTED ARE YOU?

  HOW DEVOTED ARE YOU?


Jesus says: “These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.”~(Matthew 15:8, Mark 7:6, Isaiah 29:13)~Amen!

How many times have we heard people say, that they are going to do something and they don’t do what they said, they were going to do? In the same way MANY people who claim to know and love Jesus don’t really mean it either. Paul has warned us to watch out for people like this and to not be deceive by what they say (We should be paying attention to their actions instead) …”By their “ACTIONS” they deny Him.”~(Titus 1:16)~Amen! Just like Jesus has also said, These people honor me with their lips, BUT THEIR HEARTS ARE FAR FROM ME.”~(Matthew 15:8, Mark 7:6, Isaiah 29:13)~Amen!

At times some people say what they think is going to make them look good or honest, at the time they're saying whatever they are saying … But in their hearts, they are full of hypocrisy.~(Matthew 23:28)~Amen! We can fool a lot of people by the things we say, but we can NEVER fool God. Jesus says: “…You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, BUT GOD KNOWS YOUR HEARTS …” (Luke 16:15)~Amen!

Note: Jesus says: Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ AND DO NOT DO WHAT I SAY?”~(Luke 6:46)~Amen! Jesus is NOT looking for people who say nice things about Him … He’s looking for those individuals who will do what He says! Jesus says: “Blessed rather are those WHO HEAR THE WORD OF GOD AND OBEY IT.”~(Luke 11:28, Psalm 128:1)~Amen! Don’t get me wrong … We should be saying nothing but wonderful things about our Savior, but more blessed are they who “OBEY” Jesus and “DO” what He says. Jesus is looking for individuals who are loyal, committed and devoted to Him. This is what Jesus says: If you hold (Keep/Obey) to my teaching, YOU ARE REALLY MY DISCIPLES.”~(John8:31,John14:15,21,2324)~AmenFRIENDS, OUR ACTIONS WILL ALWAYS SPEAK LOUDER THAN OUR WORDS.

READ CAREFULLY “THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER”-SEARCH YOUR HEARTS HONESTLY AND SEE WHAT KIND OF “SOIL” YOU ARE?

The parable of the sower:

"A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds ate it up. Some fell on rocky ground, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown." When he said this, he called out, "Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear."~(Luke 5:5-8)~Amen!

JESUS EXPLAINS "THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER":

Jesus said: “Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: “When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path. (Are you the 1st soil?)

The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.  (Are you the 2nd soil?)

The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. (Maybe this is where you at right now, the 3rd soil)
But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” (Are you the 4th soil?) … This is a person with a noble and good heart, who will be devoted/committed/obedient to the Savior NO matter what curve balls life throws at him / her?)~(Matthew 13:18-23, Mark 4:14-20, Luke 8:11-15)~Amen! 

Note:  If you have found yourself to be any other soil than the 4th soil … There’s still time to tell Jesus that you will be loyal, committed and, devoted to Him. Ask the Lord to help you, to teach you, how to be the good soil. Spending time with Jesus daily … Living our lives like our Savior instructed, will produce the kind of “good fruit” that Jesus is looking for in all of His followers.~(Matthew 7:19-20)~Amen!

Jesus says: "I am the vine; you are the branches. IF YOU REMAIN IN ME AND I IN YOU, (Watch This … Don’t Miss It!) "YOU WILL BEAR MUCH  FRUIT”; APART FROM ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”~ (John 15:5-8)~Amen!

Note: Jesus Himself says that without Him …We will not bear the good fruit that He and God the Father are looking for in all his disciples. Friends, it is “SUPER” important that we stay close to Jesus (daily) in Bible studies and prayers. If we do this, then we will bear much fruit. Jesus gave us the Holy Spirit, He is our helper … Ask the advocate for help and He will help us, teach us and guide us-- in holy, righteous and godly living. (John 14:26, 16:13)~Amen! The more we live for Jesus … The more we obey His commands and live by His teachings; the good fruits will automatically follow.  Just as Jesus has said, "IF YOU REMAIN IN ME AND I IN YOU, "YOU WILL BEAR MUCH  FRUIT”; APART FROM ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING.” ~(John 15:5)~Amen!

Remember, what the Holy Scriptures say, that anyone that claims to know Jesus Christ “MUST” live as He lived.~(1 John 2:3-6, John 14:15, 21, 23-24)~Amen!

The Bible says this:

The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce “GOOD FRUIT” will be cut down and thrown into the fire.”~(Matthew 3:10, Luke 3:9)~Amen!

Note: For anyone that claims to know Jesus, to love Jesus but have “NO FRUITS” in their lives … Heaven will NOT be their home. READ it for yourself, Jesus says: “… If you DO NOT remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; SUCH BRANCHES ARE PICKED UP, THROWN INTO THE FIRE AND BURNED.”~(John 15:6)~Amen!

So according to Jesus and John the Baptist…Any tree (Anyone) that DOES NOT produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire … From the sounds of it, those individuals will not be going to heaven, but to hell instead.

Friends, we are too close to the return of Jesus Christ … To be found slacking in any area of our Christian lives. DO NOT become weary or lazy in your walk with the Lord ... Seek Jesus daily, be a doer of God’s word daily.~(James 1:22, 1 John 5:2-3)~Amen! We should be fervently and passionately seeking the kingdom of God and doing His will daily.~(Matthew 6:33)~Amen! We should be found watching and praying upon the Lord's return … Bearing godly fruits when Jesus returns for His spotless, blameless and holy bride. (Titus 2:11-14,  2 Peter 3:14)~Amen! Jesus already gave us the warning about being ready for HIS return …If he comes suddenly, DO NOT let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: 'Watch!' "~(Mark 13:36-37)~Amen!

Jesus gives the warning once again (The importance of doing daily what He has told us to do)…  “It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes.” … But suppose the servant says to himself, 'My master is taking a long time in coming,' and he then begins to beat the other servants, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk. (Watch This … Don’t Miss It!) à The master of that servant will come on a day when he DOES NOT expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. HE WILL CUT HIM TO PIECES AND ASSIGN HIM A PLACE WITH THE UNBELIEVERS (HELL). The servant who knows the master's will and DOES NOT GET READY OR DOES NOT DO WHAT THE MASTER WANTS WILL BE BEATEN WITH MANY BLOWS. But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.~(Luke 12:37, 45-48)~Amen!

The Bible says: "… Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices AS MUCH AS IN OBEYING THE LORD? TO OBEY is better than sacrifice, AND TO HEED is better than the fat of rams. For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry.”~(1 Samuel 15:22-23)~Amen!

Jesus says: “In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.”~(Luke 14:33)~Amen!

Note: If we don’t make it to Heaven … It was not for the lack of warnings. The Bible tells us to live holy lives while waiting for our Savior’s return, to abstain from sinful desires, to be blameless and live righteously daily. It is a daily walk, my friends, an every day devotion and commitment in our part to the Savior.~(Matthew 7:21-23, Matthew 13:40-42, Luke 11:28, John 5:14, 8:11, Romans Ch. 6, 2 Corinthians 6:9-11, Galatians 5:19-26, Ephesians Ch. 5, Colossians Ch. 3, Titus 2:11-13, Hebrews 12:14, 10:26-27, 2 Peter 3:11-14, Revelation 21:27)~Amen!  

Note: The day that we asked Jesus to be the Lord and Savior of our lives (When we invited Him into our lives and hearts), at that very moment we surrendered our lives completely to Him…So the life we live now in the body belongs to Jesus. The apostle Paul tells it best …I have been crucified with Christ (Watch THIS…Don’t Miss It!) AND I NO LONGER LIVE, but Christ lives in me. THE LIFE I NOW LIVE IN THE BODY, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”~(Galatians 2:20, 1 John 2:3-6)~Amen!

The Sovereign Lord says: Does a young woman forget her jewelry, a bride her wedding ornaments? Yet my people have forgotten me, days without number.”~(Jeremiah 2:32)~Amen!

Friends, Jesus is returning soon! Please be READY. Watch and Pray … “THE KING OF GLORY IS NEAR”!

Only you and GOD know, the answer to this question … “HOW DEVOTED ARE YOU ... TO THE SAVIOR?”

GOD BLESS YOU ALL NOW AND ALWAYS,
YOUR FRIEND,
VICKY RIVERA







Thursday, May 1, 2014

CALLING PEOPLE TO PRAY!

 CALLING PEOPLE TO PRAY!

OH SOVEREIGN LORD, HEAR THE PRAYER OF YOUR SERVANT. HEAR THE SUPPLICATIONS OF YOUR PEOPLE. HEAR FROM HEAVEN, YOUR DWELLING PLACE, AND WHEN YOU HEAR, FORGIVE. FORGIVE ALL OUR WRONG DOINGS...SWEEP ALL OUR OFFENSES LIKE A CLOUD AND ALL OUR SINS LIKE THE MORNING MIST AS YOU SAY IN ISAIAH 44:22.

LORD, TEACHES US THE RIGHT WAY TO LIVE...REMOVE EVERYTHING IN US THAT IS NOT OF YOU...TEACH US TO LIVE IN THIS WORLD AS YOU LIVED...THAT WE MAY BE FOUND HOLY, BLAMELESS AND LIVING RIGHTEOUSLY AT YOUR SOON RETURN. IN YOUR PRECIOUS NAME, JESUS...I PRAY AND ASK. AMEN.


FRIENDS, PLEASE JOIN ME IN PRAYER... LET'S PRAY FOR OUR NATION. LET'S PRAY FOR THE LOST TO COME TO CHRIST-- WHILE THERE'S STILL TIME TO DO SO. JESUS CHRIST IS RETURNING VERY SOON AND WE NEED TO BE WATCHING AND PRAYING... JUST AS OUR LORD JESUS HAS TOLD US TO DO. (Mark 13:35-37)

The BIBLE Says: "If my people, who are called by my name, will HUMBLE themselves and PRAY and SEEK my face AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, then I will HEAR from heaven, and I WILL FORGIVE THEIR SIN AND WILL HEAL THEIR LAND." (2 Chronicles 7:14) Amen!


GOD BLESS YOU ALL NOW AND ALWAYS,
YOUR FRIEND,
VICKY RIVERA



 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

ARE YOU REALLY READY FOR HEAVEN?


                       ARE YOU REALLY READY FOR HEAVEN?



 The BIBLE says: “In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, BUT IN THESE LAST DAYS HE HAS SPOKEN TO US BY HIS SON (Jesus Christ), whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.” (Hebrews 1:1-3)

 

Note: Jesus has prepared a place in Heaven for those who truly love Him. For those who faithfully and wholeheartedly follow Him and for those who obey His commands. (John 14:1-4, 14, 21, 23-24). Heaven will NOT be the home of those who DO NOT obey Jesus teachings and commands.

 

Jesus says:NOT everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, (Watch This… Don’t Miss It!) BUT ONLY THE ONE WHO DOES THE WILL OF MY FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN. Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'(Matthew 7:21-23)

 

We can’t say or think to ourselves… “I have believed and accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior… And now I’m ALL set to go to Heaven. NO, my brothers and sisters, we MUST continue to daily…”Workout our salvation with fear and trembling.” (Philippians 2:12) It would be a HUGE mistake to think that once we’re saved…We’re always saved! That’s NOT what the Holy Scriptures teaches or what it says. We MUST be doers of the word of GOD…If we desire to enter Heaven! (James 1:22) Jesus has already warned us that...  NOT everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 7:21-23)

 
The BIBLE teaches us to stay away from sin and live holy, blameless, godly lives in this world while we wait for the return of Christ…

 
“THE ACTS OF THE FLESH ARE OBVIOUS: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. “I WARN YOU, AS I DID BEFORE, THAT THOSE WHO LIVE LIKE THIS WILL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD.” (Galatians 5:19-21)

 

Note: If you have accepted/believed in Jesus Christ but are still committing ANY of these sins…According to the Holy Scriptures heaven WILL NOT be your eternal homeI WARN YOU, AS I DID BEFORE, THAT THOSE WHO LIVE LIKE THIS WILL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD.” (Galatians 5:19-21) Remember what the Holy Scriptures say…The wages of sin is DEATH (Sinning ONLY leads to hell)!” (Romans 6:23) NOT Life And certainly NOT going to heaven either!  BE HOLY, says the Lord, because I am Holy! (Ephesians 1:4, Hebrews 12:14, 1 Peter 1:15-16) The Scriptures are clear in this … “WITHOUT HOLINESS ONE WILL SEE THE LORD,” (Hebrews 12:14)-Amen!

 

WE MUST… JUST SAY, “NO” To Sin! (John 5:14, 8:11, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Ephesians 5:1-11, Colossians 3:1-10, Titus 2:11-14, Hebrews 10:26-27, 12:14, Revelation 21:27, 22:15, Psalms 1:5)

 

Really “LOVE” people…DO NOT gossip about people, DO NOT talk behind their backs, DO NOT show favoritism or any kind of prejudice towards anyone. The command from our Lord Jesus is; To love one another.” (John 13:34-35, Romans 13:8, James 2:1-4, 1 Peter 1:22, 3:8, 1 John 3:11, 3:23, 4:7, 4:11-12, 4:20-21) Jesus says: So in everything, DO TO OTHERS WHAT YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO TO YOU, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 7:12)

 

So the question is: ARE YOU REALLY READY FOR HEAVEN?

 

If you are not ready or you have not being faithful (Loyal), obedient, devoted to Christ…REPENT NOW of your sins and DO NOT repeat the offense again. (Hebrews 10:26-27, 1 John 3:9-10, 5:18)

 

Friends, Seek GOD daily in Bible reading and daily prayers…Keep your eyes on Jesus, who IS, “The (ONLY) author and finisher of our faith”. (Hebrews 12:2) Be loyal to Jesus Christ, be committed and devoted to HIM in ALL that you do…Living your life for Jesus and heaven will be your home. (2 Peter 1:5-11, Colossians 3:23-25, 1 John 2:3-6, Matthew 7:21)

 

These are the words of the living Christ…And He really means what He says, my friends…

 

"As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. (Watch This…Don’t Miss It!) The Son of Man will send out his angels, AND THEY WILL WEED OUT OF HIS KINGDOM EVERYTHING THAT CAUSES SIN AND ALL WHO DO EVIL. They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Matthew 13:40-42)

 

Live the holy and the righteous life daily, friends…If the kingdom of God you want to enter. The king of glory will soon appear…Be ready, stay alert, be on guard! Soon and very soon…We will be going home, my friends!

 

Jesus says: “To the one who is victorious AND DOES MY WILL TO THE END, I will give authority over the nations- (Revelation 2:26) - Amen

 


GOD BLESS YOU ALL NOW AND ALWAYS

YOUR FRIEND,

VICKY RIVERA