Prophecy of the Jesus in the Old Testament

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What are the chances of ONE man fulfilling all the acient prophecies?
1 in 17,000,000,000,000
His name is Jesus.
Check out the ancient prophetic words listed below through the prophets and the fulfillment
of each word in the life and promise of Jesus Christ.

And a Ruler of Israel shall come forth

And He shall be called:

1- Son of the Most High God
“Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion.”

1 Chance in 480 billion x 1 billion x 1 Trillion
of ONE man fulfilling all these prophecies
His Name is Jesus Christ
Yeshua Hamashiach

“I will declare the decree: For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder.And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6-7
The LORD has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You. Ask of Me, and I will give You. The nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’” ( Hey this verse reminds me of the statue in Daniel – the feet being a mixture – clay and iron- and the rock cut from the mountain that would crush it to pieces)
Now therefore, be wise, O kings; Be instructed, you judges of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, And rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and you perish in the way, When His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him. Psalm 2:4-12

Who has gone up to heaven and come down?
Whose hands have gathered up the wind?
Who has wrapped up the waters in a cloak?
Who has established all the ends of the earth?
What is his name, and what is the name of his son?
Surely you know! Proverbs 30:4

So when the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they feared greatly, saying, “Truly this was the Son of God!” Matthew 27:54
These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.1 John 5:13
And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life. 1 John 5:20
“And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write, ‘These things says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass Revelation 2:18:
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.John 3:19 


2-His Name is Immanuel : God with us

Then he said, “Hear now, O house of David! Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will you weary my God also?  Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14

”So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us. Matthew 1:23

3-He shall be called WONDERFUL, COUNSELOR, MIGHTY GOD, EVERLASTING FATHER, PRINCE OF PEACE

For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
 Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this Isaiah 9:6-7

Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus.  He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David.  And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.” Luke 1:32-33
All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.Matthew 28:18

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27

4-He shall be called the BRANCH

Behold, the Man whose name is the BRANCH!
From His place He shall branch out,
And He shall build the temple of the LORD;
 Yes, He shall build the temple of the LORD.
He shall bear the glory,
And shall sit and rule on His throne;
So He shall be a priest on His throne,
And the counsel of peace shall be between them both
There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots.Isaiah 11:1
“Behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD, “That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; A King shall reign and prosper, And execute judgment and righteousness in the earth.Jeremiah 23:5
‘In those days and at that time I will cause to grow up to David A Branch of righteousness; He shall execute judgment and righteousness in the earth Jeremiah 33:15
‘Hear, O Joshua, the high priest, You and your companions who sit before you, For they are a wondrous sign; For behold, I am bringing forth My Servant the BRANCH
Zechariah 3:8
Then speak to him, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts, saying: “Behold, the Man whose name is the BRANCH! From His place He shall branch out, And He shall build the temple of the LORD;

Zechariah 6:12
John 15:2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
John 15:4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.
John 15:5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.

5-He holds the Keys to the house of David

I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David; what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open Isaiah 22:22
“To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. Revelation 3:7

6-He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek

The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.” Psalm 110:4

In the same way, Christ did not take on himself the glory of becoming a high priest. But God said to him, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father.” And he says in another place, “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 5:6
where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.
If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood—and indeed the law given to the people established that priesthood—why was there still need for another priest to come, one in the order of Melchizedek, not in the order of Aaron? Hebrews 6:20
For when the priesthood is changed, the law must be changed also.  He of whom these things are said belonged to a different tribe, and no one from that tribe has ever served at the altar.  For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah, and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests. And what we have said is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears, one who has become a priest not on the basis of a regulation as to his ancestry but on the basis of the power of an indestructible life. For it is declared:

“You are a priest forever,
in the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 7:15

7-In Bethlehem, a Ruler shall come forth who will shepherd my people Israel

But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
Though you are little among the thousands of Judah,
Yet out of you shall come forth to Me
The One to be Ruler in Israel,
Whose goings forth are from of old,
From everlasting.Micah 5:2
In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet:
‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
Are not the least among the rulers of Judah;
For out of you shall come a Ruler
Who will shepherd My people Israel. Matthew 2:6

So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.” Luke 2:15

8-And Darkness fell on the land at noon:

Amos 8:9 “In that day,” declares the Sovereign LORD,
“I will make the sun go down at noon
and darken the earth in broad daylight
From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land.
Matthew 27:45
At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. Mark 15:33
It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon Luke 23:44

9-“Passion for your house has consumed me”

Passion for your house has consumed me, and the insults of those who insult you have fallen on me When I weep and fast, they scoff at me. When I dress in burlap to show sorrow, they make fun of me. I am the favorite topic of town gossip, and all the drunks sing about me. Psalm 69:9

In the Temple area he saw merchants selling cattle, sheep, and doves for sacrifices; he also saw dealers at tables exchanging foreign money. Jesus made a whip from some ropes and chased them all out of the Temple. He drove out the sheep and cattle, scattered the money changers’ coins over the floor, and turned over their tables. Then, going over to the people who sold doves, he told them, “Get these things out of here. Stop turning my Father’s house into a marketplace!” Then his disciples remembered this prophecy from the Scriptures: “Passion for God’s house will consume me.” John 2:17

10-He was pierced for our transgressions

They will look on me whom they have pierced and mourn for him as for an only son. They will grieve bitterly for him as for a firstborn son who has died. The sorrow and mourning in Jerusalem on that day will be like the great mourning for Hadad-rimmon in the valley of Megiddo. Zechariah 12:10

The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18

Isaiah 53
Who has believed our message?
To whom has the LORD revealed his powerful arm?
 My servant grew up in the LORD’s presence like a tender green shoot,like a root in dry ground.
There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance,
nothing to attract us to him.
He was despised and rejected
a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief.
We turned our backs on him and looked the other way.
He was despised, and we did not care.
Yet it was our weaknesses he carried;
it was our sorrows that weighed him down.
And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God,
a punishment for his own sins!
But he was pierced for our rebellion,
crushed for our sins.
He was beaten so we could be whole.
He was whipped so we could be healed.
All of us, like sheep, have strayed away.
We have left God’s paths to follow our own.
Yet the LORD laid on him
the sins of us all.
 He was oppressed and treated harshly,
yet he never said a word.
He was led like a lamb to the slaughter.
And as a sheep is silent before the shearers,
he did not open his mouth.
 Unjustly condemned,he was led away.
No one cared that he died without descendants,
that his life was cut short in midstream.
But he was struck down
for the rebellion of my people.
 He had done no wrong
and had never deceived anyone.
But he was buried like a criminal;
he was put in a rich man’s grave.
But it was the LORD’s good plan to crush him
and cause him grief.
Yet when his life is made an offering for sin,
he will have many descendants.
He will enjoy a long life,
and the LORD’s good plan will prosper in his hands.
When he sees all that is accomplished by his anguish,
he will be satisfied.
And because of his experience,
my righteous servant will make it possible
for many to be counted righteous,
for he will bear all their sins.
I will give him the honors of a victorious soldier,
because he exposed himself to death.
He was counted among the rebels.
He bore the sins of many and interceded for rebels

He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed. 1 Peter 2:24
After they had nailed him to the cross, the soldiers gambled for his clothes by throwing dice. Matthew 27:35
Then the soldiers nailed him to the cross. They divided his clothes and threw dice to decide who would get each piece. Mark 15:24
It is impossible to bring such people back to repentance; by rejecting the Son of God, they themselves are nailing him to the cross once again and holding him up to public shame. Hebrews 6:6
He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. Colossians 2:14
Together as one body, Christ reconciled both groups to God by means of his death on the cross, and our hostility toward each other was put to death Ephesians 2:16.
But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.” Galatians 3:13

Revelation 1:7
Look! He comes with the clouds of heaven. And everyone will see him— even those who pierced him. And all the nations of the world will mourn for him. Yes! Amen
 But when they came to Jesus, they saw that he was already dead, so they didn’t break his legs.  One of the soldiers, however, pierced his side with a spear, and immediately blood and water flowed out.  These things happened in fulfillment of the Scriptures that say, “Not one of his bones will be broken,”  and “They will look on the one they pierced John 19:33-36

11-They divided his clothes and threw dice

They divide my garments among themselves and throw dice for my clothing. Psalm 22:18
Then the soldiers nailed him to the cross. They divided his clothes and threw dice to decide who would get each piece. Mark 15:24
Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” And the soldiers gambled for his clothes by throwing dice. Luke 23:34
So they said, “Rather than tearing it apart, let’s throw dice for it.” This fulfilled the Scripture that says, “They divided my garments among themselves and threw dice for my clothing.” So that is what they did. John 19:24

Then I said, “Behold, I come;
In the scroll of the book it is written of me.
 I delight to do Your will, O my God,
And Your law is within my heart.”
 I have proclaimed the good news of righteousness
In the great assembly;
Psalm 40

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and I heard ……..The Heavenly Host Praising God. Luke 2

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All who heard the shepherds’ story were astonished, but Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often
Luke 2;18-19

but Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often”

        I always wondered about this verse when I was young and now that I am older,  I also have things I have kept in my heart and think of often. There is one particular thing I’d like to share that I have kept treasured in my heart for years. It’s something I go back to often and I think of each Christmas. It’s something that I remembered continually as I studied the scriptures to make sure my Savior was real. When I sought out to truly seek and find the Lord, when I wanted to make sure my beliefs that I was taught as a child were true, I always remembered this night. There are many other things I fall back on in remembrance, many wonderful miracles that I keep treasured in my heart and remember often.

But then I recall all you have done, O LORD; I remember your wonderful deeds of long ago. Remember the wonders he has performed, his miracles, and the rulings he has given. He causes us to remember his wonderful works. How gracious and merciful is our LORD!
Psalm 77:11 Psalm 105:5 Psalm 111:4

         I was about 16 or 17 years old, and it was Christmas Eve night or early Christmas Day. I awoke to what I thought was a loud party in the middle of the night. I heard loud Christmas songs being sung so loud that I was surprised my entire neighborhood wasn’t awake. My first thought was “My neighbors are so rude! Having a party at this hour, waking up people!” (My room was a converted garage so I was across the house from everyone in family) I looked out my front window to see which neighbor was partying. It was dark, no lights on anywhere. I stood frozen and confused. Where was this singing coming from? I could hear voices singing, I could hear a multitude of voices singing praises and it was a Christmas song I knew. I looked out my side windows to make sure it wasn’t my other neighbor, but their house was silent and dark. The music, the singing voices sounded like they were right in front of me. I checked again everywhere, to find out where this party was, but my entire neighborhood was still, silent, and not a light on anywhere.
         It was at that moment, I froze in terrifying fear. I realized the voices were coming from each window around my house. It was so loud! And so beautiful! It filled my room and seemed loud enough for all to hear! I heard what seemed to sound like men’s voices singing praises to Jesus- the newborn King. It was a Christmas song I knew and was familiar with, but I can’t remember which one it was. I remembered my prayers that I had said that night and each night since early childhood; “Lord, protect and surround my house with angels as we sleep, guard every door and window with your angels” (living in Miami, that was my nightly prayer)

    There I stood, frozen- unable to move. I suddenly realized what I was hearing.  I knew I was listening to a multitude of mighty angels singing praises to the newborn King, to Jesus, the Savior of the World. It was amazing. Still frozen, standing up by my window, I considered what I heard. It was the most beautiful sound, like men’s voices praising God. I’ve never ever heard anything that matched the beauty of the voices and singing I heard that night. I could hear this from each window and I perceived that the sound was coming from just about the roof level. It sounded like men’s voices who were taller than the roof of my room.
   When I was finally able to move, I ran to my brother’s room. I unlocked his door and despite his complaining, dragged my little brother(well, he was 14) in to hear what I heard! However, once I dragged him in, I didn’t hear it anymore – and I fought with him to sleep on his floor because I was afraid to go back in my room alone. So, maybe it ended up a little unholy- fighting with bro -but this night has been a treasure in my heart that I will never ever forget.

I know Jesus is real- without a doubt in my heart, He is the
Savior of the World.

Sometimes we can forget what this special day is all about, but the story never gets old, it is brand new each day. Lift you hands and sing praises to our King. What a glorious day it will be to hear them again. What a precious moment it will be when all the earth will bow down before Him and proclaim

Jesus is King of Kings and Lord of Lords
Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

        Just imaging the praises that go on night and day to the Lord, makes me want to join in together with the heavenly Hosts and sing with all my heart, how wonderful and praise worthy He is. Amen and Amen. Glory to God in the Highest!

Today, stop and remember all the wonderful blessing and miracles the Lord has done for us. It’s a good thing to remember, write down the Lord’s good words, Praise Him and tell others of all His glorious works.

Then they remembered that God was their rock, that God Most High was their redeemer. They did not remember his power and how he rescued them from their enemies.
Psalm 78:42 Psalm 78:35

And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid.  Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.  For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:

 “Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

          May the Lord bless you and keep you. Remember- that even though the world around us may fall to wickedness and evil, the Lord’s message to us is clear “Do not fret, do not worry- they will soon disappear ” Don’t let the falling away bring hopelessness or worry you, but instead let us join together and Praise Him, telling others about our Savior and gathering in those who are lost. Lord, may your wonders be proclaimed throughout the earth.  Bring your peace and comfort on those who are mourning, surround them with your love. May your people rise up in Honor of your glorious name- Lord watch over us and God bless Israel.

A call to Confession “My people don’t realize that I am watching them” Hosea 7

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         You don’t realize that I am watching you. I am watching all of you. Your sinful deeds are all around you, and I the Lord see them all. You entertain each other with wickedness and lies and many of you are aflame with lust. Yet, as I watch and listen, not one of you cries out to me. You continue to mingle with godless foreigners and you made yourself as worthless as a half baked cake. Are you for me or do you long for the things of this world? Have they filled your heart so much that you no longer desire me?  Haven’t you read the warnings? My people have become lukewarm.
     Do you cowardly cringe when you say the name of my Son Jesus?  If you deny Him, He will surely deny you before ME. What sorrow awaits those who desert ME. For I sent My only Beloved Son FOR YOU, Yet you consider it as nothing. My fury is about to be poured out like boiling  water from an overturned pot. How much longer shall I call out to you?
     My heart weeps for you. If you would only open your eyes and see how much I LOVE YOU. You seek me, but you don’t find me. You have looked everywhere but you your sins have weighed you down, you carry them around as ropes tied to you. When will you confess?- for I am an all forgiving God- and Savior. But you don’t admit your wrongs. Have you not heard that there is no sacrifice that will cover your deliberate continual sinning? You don’t cry out to me with sincere hearts.

Bring your confessions, and return to the LORD. Say to him, “Forgive all our sins and graciously receive us, so that we may offer you our praises. Hosea 14:2
Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide my guilt. I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the LORD.” And you forgave me! All my guilt is gonePsalm 32:5
When I refused to confess my sin, my body wasted away, and I groaned all day long Psalm 32:3
If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.  If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar and showing that his word has no place in our hearts. 1 John 1:8-10

He loves you, You are His Child- and He is your Father
         I saw the Lord reaching out to those burdened in sin. He is reaching out to so many….will you stop to hear His call? Confess your sins and turn back to Him. He loves you as if you were His only Child. It’s almost too amazing to understand.. a Holy God in heaven who knows all about you, He understands you because He made your heart. We are told over and over again that He watches us, He bends down to hear us and He listens to our conversations.
       It makes my heart joyful to imagine that our God cares so much for us. I saw a great King bend down from His throne to hear me as I prayed! He has a place in the heavens for each one of us- yes, even YOU! A place in the heavenlies before His throne!
         Listen: “In the same way, there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away!”  Out of millions and millions of people- He stops to reach down to you. Come back, come back- His hand is still reaching even as you go about your sinning, turning your head, ignoring the warnings. He waits,  He is patient. There will be a time when there are no more chances, there will not always be a moment of Grace that you have right now- because a season of judgment is ahead for each one of us. For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written:

As I live, says the Lord,
Every knee shall bow to Me,
And every tongue shall confess to God.”

 So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.  Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother’s way

     Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living. …If you have doubts about whether or not you should eat something, you are sinning if you go ahead and do it. For you are not following your convictions. If you do anything you believe is not right, you are sinning.
  But now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life.  For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.

DO I REALLY NEED TO REPENT?  

2 Peter 3:9The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent
Matthew 4:17 From then on Jesus began to preach, “Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.
Matthew 3:2Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.
Psalm 7:12 If a person does not repent, God will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow.
James 5:16 :Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.
Daniel 9:20 I went on praying and confessing my sin and the sin of my people, pleading with the LORD my God for Jerusalem, his holy mountain.
Jeremiah 3:13 Only acknowledge your guilt. Admit that you rebelled against the LORD your God and committed adultery against him by worshiping idols under every green tree. Confess that you refused to listen to my voice. I, the LORD, have spoken
Revelation 16:11and they cursed the God of heaven for their pains and sores. But they did not repent of their evil deeds and turn to God.
Revelation 16:9 Everyone was burned by this blast of heat, and they cursed the name of God, who had control over all these plagues. They did not repent of their sins and turn to God and give him glory.
Revelation 9:21 And they did not repent of their murders or their witchcraft or their sexual immorality or their thefts.
Hebrews 12:17You know that afterward, when he wanted his father’s blessing, he was rejected. It was too late for repentance, even though he begged with bitter tears
2 Corinthians 12:21
Yes, I am afraid that when I come again, God will humble me in your presence. And I will be grieved because many of you have not given up your old sins. You have not repented of your impurity, sexual immorality, and eagerness for lustful pleasure
2 Corinthians 7:9 Now I am glad I sent it, not because it hurt you, but because the pain caused you to repent and change your ways. It was the kind of sorrow God wants his people to have, so you were not harmed by us in any way

 Repent, all of you who forget me, or I will tear you apart, and no one will help you. The sacrifice the Lord desires is a broken spirit.
You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God

 Psalm 50:22 .Psalm 51:17

 CARRY YOUR CROSS AND FOLLOW HIM
And if you do not carry your own cross and follow me, you cannot be my disciple

WARNINGS
1-But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven. Matthew 10:33
2-But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouthRevelation 3:16
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   if we deliberately continue sinning after we have received knowledge of the truth, there is no longer any sacrifice that will cover these sins There is only the terrible expectation of God’s judgment and the raging fire that will consume his enemies.  For anyone who refused to obey the law of Moses was put to death without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.  Just think how much worse the punishment will be for those who have trampled on the Son of God, and have treated the blood of the covenant, which made us holy, as if it were common and unholy, and have insulted and disdained the Holy Spirit who brings God’s mercy to us For we know the one who said,“I will take revenge. I will pay them back.”He also said,“The Lord will judge his own people.” It is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
 Think back on those early days when you first learned about Christ. Remember how you remained faithful even though it meant terrible suffering. 33 Sometimes you were exposed to public ridicule and were beaten, and sometimes you helped others who were suffering the same things. 34 You suffered along with those who were thrown into jail, and when all you owned was taken from you, you accepted it with joy. You knew there were better things waiting for you that will last forever. So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! 36 Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.

37 “For in just a little while,
    the Coming One will come and not delay.
38 And my righteous ones will live by faith.
    But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away.”
 
But we are not like those who turn away from God to their own destruction. We are the faithful ones, whose souls will be saved. Hebrews 10

 We all fall short, we all struggle…  We have a helper- the Holy Spirit : Letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.

    22 I love God’s law with all my heart. 23 But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me. 24 Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death?  Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. So you see how it is: In my mind I really want to obey God’s law, but because of my sinful nature I am a slave to sin. So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.  For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will.  That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God. But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you.

STAY HUMBLE AND GUARD YOUR HEART FROM PRIDE

    For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

  OUR BLESSED HOPE:   if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness 1 John 1:9

 I repented…now what?  Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God Matthew 3:8
“Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit Luke 15:7Acts 2:38

Dear Holy Father in Heaven,

     Trembling I stand before you, for the world has begun to pull so many from Holiness. Where can it be found? How shall I know it? How can I know all the hidden sins in my heart? Open our eyes to the sin that tries to trip so many of us. Reveal the sins in our heart and forgive us for the ways we have not honored you or your name. Cleanse us Lord and keep us on your path. We desire with all our being to walk with you, protect us from the evil one and lead us along the right pathways. Teach me how to prepare for the coming of the King of Glory. Teach me how to keep the oil always burning. I want to be blameless before you and ready to usher in the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
         O Lord, You are Good and your Mercy endures forever. In you I put my hope and in you my soul desires. Make us bold for your names sake, speak through us to save those perishing around us. Forgive us Lord, and thank you for sending us the Savior of the world.

       BE CAREFUL! MANY PREACHERS AND TEACHERS ARE TEACHING A DIFFERENT GOSPEL, AND MANY ARE leading others ASTRAY. I know many people are saying repentance is not necessary and have many convincing twists so we will believe this. We don’t have time to argue with God’s word. Don’t believe everything because it sounds good. I know repenting isn’t fun, it’s horrible to admit our wrongs and acknowledge we have this junk in our hearts, but let’s clean house. Instead of arguing over this, use that time to time to say: Lord, I’m sorry, I’ve sinned. I’ve done things against you and your name. Like Isaiah said, Woe is me, for I am a man of unclean lips. Don’t think that we can stand before God on judgement day and justify our lives through reason or blame it on wrong teaching. We have God’s word written out for us, we need to repent of our sins. Admit our wrongs… and there is only one way! One way! To heaven and that is through Jesus Christ. Amen and amen

“What sorrow awaits those who have deserted me!
    Let them die, for they have rebelled against me.
I wanted to redeem them,
    but they have told lies about me.
14 They do not cry out to me with sincere hearts.
    Instead, they sit on their couches and wail.
They cut themselves, begging foreign gods for grain and new wine,
    and they turn away from me.
15 I trained them and made them strong,
    yet now they plot evil against me.
16 They look everywhere except to the Most High.
    They are as useless as a crooked bow.
Hosea 7