Wednesday, 2 May 2018

THE DECEPTION OF REINCARNATION



Reincarnation is the teaching that after death the soul goes to a holding place and then enters in new human body. Some even believe we are incarnated into animals, plants and even inanimate objects. This cycle continues over and over for thousands of years until the person supposedly learns what he or she is supposed to learn.

 

It works with karma the idea of your passed life of goodness and badness affects the quality and the position of your next incarnation. Although that might sound good, it makes no sense. Think about it. If this is true that each person had a first incarnation that means that each person had perfect karma since he had no previous life in which he had done anything wrong. So if he had perfect karma and he didn’t learn what he was supposed to have learnt during his first life, what makes you think that after hundreds if not thousands of incarnations with accumulated bad karma, that he’s now going to be able to achieve the perfect state of union with divine consciousness.

 

Then there’s the issue of final authority, when it’s time to reincarnate who or what is the cosmic authorative figure that gets to decide whether your good or bad. These religions by and large have no God who judges nor a gauge by which we are judged by. It’s just like having a justice system with no judge. It makes no sense. The deception of reincarnation is that there’s no day of judgement, no need for the cross and no need to trust in Christ.

 

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

Hebrews 9:27 (KJV)

 

Aside from Jesus no one has ever been perfect, because of this, no one can ever be good enough to escape the cycle of reincarnation. After death we face judgement meaning there is no second chance. That’s why you need a Saviour today. On the day you die, you will not go back to the end of the line to try again. You’re going to be judged and without the righteousness of Christ you don’t stand a chance.


For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

2 Corinthians 5:21(KJV)

 

With Blessing in Christ,

 

David& Gay

https://www.onewaytograce.com/testimonies.html

Sunday, 1 April 2018

HE IS NOT HERE FOR HE IS RISEN



Above: On back of door in Tomb of Jesus




The reason why God commands all men everywhere to repent is…. Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.(Acts 17:31)


We can have assurance that the day of judgement will take place and that Jesus will judge the earth - because of the resurrection.


And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
Revelation 20:12(KJV)



The Garden Tomb is believed by many to be the garden and sepulchre of Joseph of Arimathea, and therefore a possible site of the resurrection of Jesus.




So should we then try and convince an unbelieving world of the resurrection?
God’s Word is very clear about Jesus Christ resurrection appearances below:


              CHRIST’S RESURRECTION APPEARANCES


              APPEARED TO:                        REFERENCES:
            1. Mary                                           John 20:10-18
            2. Mary and women                        Matthew 28:1-10
            3. Peter                                            1 Corinthians 15:5
            4. Two disciples                              Luke 24:13-35
            5. Ten apostles                                Luke 24:36-49, John 20:19-23
            6. Eleven apostles                           John 20:24-31
            7. Seven apostles                            John 21
            8. All apostles                                 Matthew 28:16-20; Mark 16:14-18
            9. 500 brethren                               1 Corinthians 15:6
          10. James                                          1 Corinthians 15:7
          11. All apostles                                 Acts 1:4-8
          12. Paul                                             Acts 9:1-9, 1 Corinthians 15:8




Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God - who was beaten and bruised for our transgressions, willingly giving up His life to conquer the grave for us!He then rose from the dead, because it was not possible that death could hold him.


Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.Acts 2:24(KJV)


Above:Tomb of Jesus

           
When sinners repent and believe the gospel, the eyes of their understanding are enlightened. They pass from darkness into light, from death to life.

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
John 5:24(KJV)



We then become a new creation in Christ with a brand new heart and new desires.


Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2 Corinthians 5:17(KJV)



Above: Outside Tomb of Jesus




It is through the power of the gospel that the world will appreciate the miracle of the risen Christ who is the resurrection, also have assurance that God has appointed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness.


So celebrate the resurrection by sharing the good news of the gospel with someone today.




With blessing in Christ.
David & Gay
http://www.onewaytograce.com/home.html

Friday, 30 March 2018

LAST WORDS OF JESUS ON THE CROSS








Jesus Christ spoke seven remarkable words after he was nailed to the cross and before he died.

 

Christ prayer for the sinners, though they were his persecutors and murderers, he prayed Father, forgive them.

 

Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

Luke 23:34 (KJV)


 

Jesus Christ was crucified between two thieves. They were guilty before God, but one of the thieves said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. The thief repented and believed that Jesus is God.

 

And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.

Luke 23:43 (KJV)


 

There stood by the cross, his mother, some of his relations, friends and his disciple.

 

When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!

Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.

John 19:26-27 (KJV)


 

When our Lord Jesus was suffering, for a time, forsaken by his Father because of our sins that he took upon himself. When we are in sin we are separated from God.

 

And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

Matthew 27:46 (KJV)


 

 

Jesus was thirsty after the accomplishment of the work of our redemption.

 

After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.

John 19:28 (KJV)


 

The commandment of his Father concerning his sufferings was now fulfilled.

 

When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

John 19:30 (KJV)




                   The words of Jesus as he breathed out his last breath.

And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

Luke 23:46(KJV)


 

Jesus was obedient to his Father even unto death. When we humble ourselves, acknowledge our sins, repent and receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, he will save us from the wrath to come. Read his word the Holy Bible and obey what you read. Christ intercedes for all that repent, believe and trust in him.

In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Ephesians 1:7King James Version (KJV)





With Blessing in Christ,

 

David & Gay

Saturday, 3 March 2018

THE CROSS

THE CROSS
BY BILLY GRAHAM
 

This is Billy Graham’s last message to the world. Please watch this and may the Lord touch your hearts.
 
With Blessing in Christ,
 
David & Gay


Monday, 26 February 2018

SUICIDE



Does someone go to hell for committing suicide?

Those who are adamant that a person who takes his life is committing a mortal sin, and will go to hell, are basing their belief on church doctrine rather than on the Bible. Scripture is silent on the subject. There are no verses that say, He who takes his own life shall be damned. According to scripture, only one sin does not have forgiveness, and that is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit (Mark 3:29-30). That means there is forgiveness for every other sin.

 

But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation.

Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.

Mark 3:29-30 (KJV)

 

It’s a downward path that people can find themselves on if they get hurt by someone. It goes like this, Hurt, Rejection, Self-Pity, Resentment, Anger, Bitterness grows and it becomes Hatred, brings with it Depression and Suicide. You can see it happening in Scriptures, if you follow the life of King Saul, he felt rejected, he felt hurt by his people “Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands”.

 

And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.

1 Samuel 18:7 (KJV)

 

So, he felt rejected and he became bitter and he got deep depression and he eventually committed suicide. “It’s something you need to shake off” Some quote (1 Corinthians 3:17) which says that God will destroy someone who defiles the temple of the Holy Spirit, Yet, there is disagreement about what it means to defile the temple. Does this include suicide? Does it include illicit drug abuse (slow suicide), prescription drug abuse, cigarettes (deliberately breathing in poisons that will eventually kill), tattoos, overeating or alcohol abuse?

God forbid that we add to the pain of someone who has lost a loved one through the tragedy of suicide.

If we are genuine followers of Christ and have been “born again” (John 3:3) the answer is no to does someone go to hell for committing suicide, because we are saved not by what we do, we are saved not by keeping the law, we are saved not by living perfect lives, we are saved by the grace of God alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.
 

 

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Ephesians 2:8-9 (KJV)

 

For millions who suffer from depression and despair, “EXIT” points to a better way. This compelling movie shines a powerful light in the darkness and offers true hope to those who think they have none. Someone you know may be secretly considering their exit.

Watch “EXIT” and share it with those you love please.


 

With Blessing in Christ,

 

David & Gay

https://www.onewaytograce.com/testimonies.html

Thursday, 4 January 2018

NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS




Love and do God Almighty’s will
We are commanded to love and to do the will of God Almighty not only for a year but throughout our lives.
 
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Matthew 22:37-39(KJV)
 
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
Mark 16:15(KJV)
 
Prayer
Prayer is important in the Christian life. It must line up with God Almighty’s will. It leads us in a closer intimate relationship to our Creator. We can pour our hearts out to God in prayer.
 
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Philippians 4:6(KJV)
 
Pray without ceasing.
1 Thessalonians 5:17(KJV)
 
Worship
We can acknowledge God Almighty through worship, giving Him reverent
honour.
 
O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.
Psalm 95:6(KJV)
 
 
Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.
Psalm 150:6(KJV)
 
Bible reading everyday
It is very important to read the Holy Bible everyday. The only manual instruction for life and it will help us to grow spiritually.
 
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
2 Timothy 3:16-17(KJV)
 
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Psalm 119:105(KJV)
 
Fasting
Helps you draw closer to God.
 
That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
Matthew 6:18(KJV)
 
New Year’s resolutions have a chance to succeed depending on your commitment but most importantly include our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in the resolution.
 
With Blessing in Christ,
 
David & Gay




Monday, 18 December 2017

WHAT IS THE CHRISTMAS STORY ALL ABOUT?




Photo taken from Peasedown St John Bypass All Glory to God!

 

It’s not all about shepherd’s, it’s not all about manger scenes as we will call them. It’s all about God’s love. For you to celebrate Christmas honestly, you’ve got to deal with Jesus. That’s what this is all about!

 

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.

John 3:16(KJV)

 

You can buy all the presents you want to buy, give to all the people you want to buy for. The question is “Did you really celebrate Christmas or did you celebrate a holiday?” It is any wonder the world wants to call it a holiday? We’ll tell you why? Because deep down inside they know it has nothing to do with Jesus on their part. It has to do with money, materialism, food, pleasure, parties, commercialised festival and paganism.

 

Christmas is all about God coming to earth in the person of His Son Jesus Christ, living among men, dying on a cross, rising from the grave, ascended to the Father, seated at His right hand to hear the cries and pleas of His people and the sinners asking for forgiveness of their sin. That’s what this is all about!

 

For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

1 Corinthians 15:3-4(KJV)

 

When you read or hear the Bible story next time, remember a lot of things where behind the scenes but significantly in the eyes of God. If you are one of those persons you would have to say today “Well you know I’ve never trusted Jesus, I have read or heard the story a few times, my mother and father they’ve read it or heard it too, but I didn’t really think it had very much significance for me”.

 

Let us tell you how significant it really is, if you ignore it you will die and be eternally separated from God Almighty period! No more hope, No second chance, eternally separated from God. That’s how significant it is. It’s not a holiday, It is a moment of time when you have the privilege of asking Christ into your life. That’s what we pray you will do. You say “What do I say?” You just say something like this to Him….... God, I’m a sinner, I’ve blown it bad Lord, but I believe what I just read and I’m asking you to forgive me of my sins. I don’t deserve it, there’s nothing I know I can do. I’m asking you to forgive me because you promised that, and at this moment I receive Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour to follow Him from this day forward. If you tell Him that, God will forgive you. No matter what you have done, where you have been, where you are now. He will transform your life and take you to heaven.

 

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:9(KJV)

 

For all of us who are believers we would ask again, how could you ever keep this message to yourself?

When you have a relationship with Jesus, you can have access to God and enjoy all the benefits of His promises.


With Blessing in Christ,

 

David & Gay