Jesus Did It!
Something happened to me. Something AWESOME happened ' and it totally and completely changed my life!
In August 2008, I became a born again Christian. A few months before, I had been experiencing some major anxiety. I would wake up with this feeling of impending doom. All day this feeling would follow me, and I just felt like something BAD was going to be happening in the future. Something BIG was going to happen. And I knew that whatever it was ... was going to be big, and I was scared.
I didn't know what was bringing about these feelings, so I started to question myself. I came to the 'logical conclusion' that the reason I was having these anxieties was because of the fear of something bad happening to my little sister, who has been suffering with kidney disease. And around this time she was having problems.
I thought that the best thing I could do was to start learning about the after-life ... just in case she was to pass. I could comfort myself with the idea of her eternal destination to heaven. Maybe - knowing about that, would set my mind at ease.
Growing up, I had always heard about heaven and what a wonderful place it is going to be for all those who know the Lord, and how we'll all end up there one day. I "knew" about the Lord, and I felt sure I would end up in heaven ' and so would my sister ' and everyone else that I knew.
But obviously, I also knew that not all people would be going to go heaven, because after all ... there were so many BAD people in this world, and surely they would end up somewhere else ... like hell, maybe.
I thought that learning more about the after-life would make things better for me, and I would eventually shake off this feeling of doom.
Now, I've always enjoyed watching shows about ghosts, hauntings, the supernatural, etc., and as I was flipping through the TV channels one night, I came across this man, James Van Praagh, who was promoting his new book, Ghosts Among Us. I thought ... NOW there's something totally up my alley. I felt sure that this book was going to tell me all that I needed to know about the after-life. Who better to tell you than a Medium who talks to the dead, right? (Wrong! If you want to know what God thinks about Mediums and Spirit Channelers, read Leviticus 20:6).
Well, this book really caught my attention, and I started to read it. It talked about earth bound spirits and heaven, etc., and it seemed to satisfy some of my questions. He shared how he had glimpses into heaven and how lovely it was. Well, I was THRILLED! I couldn't wait! I wasn't scared of dying! I want to go to heaven ! This book REALLY lit a fire under me for wanting to learn MORE about heaven.
With this new excitement, I just had to call my little sister and tell her about this 'great book.' I thought that this book would help ease her anxieties as well, as she had expressed to me earlier that she was also having dreadful feelings. I told her "how interesting and how wonderful" I thought this book was. I told her that I was going to lend it to her so she could read it. But my little sister surprised me with her response. She told me that though she thought the book sounded 'interesting', she was reading more Christian books.
Well - I had to ask. I asked her what books she was reading. She named a few books and then she totally stunned me when she mentioned a book about a man that had experienced HELL! I was confused ... to say the least. Why would she be reading a book about hell? She's never done anything to deserve hell. Why would she be reading that? What kind of Christian book was that? - I asked myself.
I began to ask questions about the book and she began to tell me. She told me that she had come across this book through a friend from her Bible study. HUMMM....that's some weird friend, I thought!
She continued to tell me about the book and how Bill Wiese experienced hell for 23 minutes. When I asked why he experienced hell, she told me that he was a Christian. HUH?! Why would a Christian be sent to hell?, I asked myself -- puzzled.
She went on to tell me that the Lord knew Bill was a good Christian and that He had used Bill to experienced hell just like any unsaved person would shortly after dying ' so that he could tell everyone of his experience in hell.
I was dumbfounded. Then she told me that hell is not a metaphor and that it's not a creation by man to spook people into "religion". It's REAL!
Well ' she had my full attention! Being into the whole ghost and supernatural spirit world thing...I thought: Hummm....this would be a cool book to read.
So, I did what any normal person would do. I bought the book the next day and started to read it. And once I began ... I couldn't put it down!
After I finished the book, my mind was filled with many questions. I thought long about this man's personal experience and description of hell. He would refer to the Bible and give scriptures to back up the things that he had seen, felt and heard in his testimony. He recognized how difficult it would be for other people to believe his story. After all, he didn't ask to have the experience. It was given to him by God.
Like I mentioned before, I have always believed in the supernatural, and had faith in God and in Jesus and in the Bible (though I didn't read the Bible). I believed this man and his story. I could sense the tone of urgency he was trying to get across in telling us to repent and his compassion and vulnerability all at the same time. I sensed his struggles to share this with the world ... seeing as how most people would just consider his testimony to be too radical or even "crazy!" I had compassion for this man. My heart told me to believe what he was saying. So, I did.
Originally, he thought that he was the only person in the world to have experienced hell and come back to tell about it, but years later he would find another woman who had experienced hell and saw things exactly as he had described, and that the Lord had also given her a similar message: "Share this information with my people and tell them that I am coming VERY SOON!"
WOW! The only difference in their experiences was that her experience lasted longer than 23 minutes.
This woman experienced physical hell every night for a WHOPPING 30 NIGHTS, and heaven for 10 nights! Yikes! I couldn't believe it ... but being the way that I am ' I began to question and investigate this for myself. I found out who this woman was by accident (Well, not really by accident -- I was being lead by the Holy Spirit, but I didn't know it at the time). When I looked Bill Wiese up on Youtube.com, I found a video of him and Mary K. Baxter sharing their experiences, and giving their testimonies to a congregation. I saw how they wholeheartedly shared their stories, and how passionate they were about our Lord. I then found out her name and the name of her book, and I ran out the next day and bought her book: A Divine Revelation of Hell.
As I began reading about her personal experiences and how the Lord appeared to her one night as she was praying -- He told her that He would be taking her to hell and showing her the different degrees of torment in hell, and the purpose for these revelations.
I was completely hooked! I began to absorb the information that the Lord was giving her with an open heart. I just knew that the things that the Lord was revealing to her were very important, and I decided to take the warnings that he was sharing with her seriously. I realized that coming across this information was not by accident. I realized that my salvation was depending on it.
I was blown away. When the Lord took her to hell, He would stop by various pits and talk to the people in them. Most of them BEGGED the Lord to get them out ... they would cry out ... "I repent now, Lord! Give me another chance!" The Lord would look sadly upon them and explain how judgment had already been set, and that there was no way out. This was a turning point for me. Realizing that their judgment was ETERNAL!
The Lord continued to speak to various souls suffering in hell, and she described how Jesus told her why many of them ended up there in the first place. Needless to say, I was scared -- especially after realizing that I could have easily been one of those damned souls!
My feeble little mind could NOT wrap itself around the full magnitude of her experiences, or the full reality of hell and it's ETERNITY! I began to do a search online on Mary K. Baxter to get more information about her and her background. When I did this, I came across a website called (http://spiritlessons.com/ ) . (Again...by NO ACCIDENT, because I wasn't looking for it) but this site had more information on Mrs. Baxter. The Lord knew I was searching for answers and He was going to deliver ... in ways I WASN'T EXPECTING!
I clicked on this website http://spiritlessons.com/ and found it to be intriguing because I noticed that it had Bill Wiese's book and Mary K. Baxter's book and testimonies also available for FREE! I asked myself: Now, why would they do that? Why would they offer many of these materials for FREE when they could be selling them only to make a profit? Well, the Lord would soon answer my questions, and they were many.
As I began to study this website, I came across other stories and testimonies from various people from all walks of life, and from different parts of the world giving a similar testimony ' and all had the SAME MESSAGE! This FREAKED ME OUT... but at the same time I couldn't help myself. I wanted to learn MORE! The Lord had opened my mind into His world - the spirit world!
Not only did the two books on hell begin to change my beliefs about the after-life ... but realizing that they weren't the ONLY one's who had experienced heaven and hell ' and that there were also MANY, MANY other's ' including children who had similar experiences ' these really got my attention. I couldn't explain this. But I had faith that there was a purpose for me to have discovered this.
How could this be? Why are they all having these experiences? What is going on? These questions and MORE flooded my mind!
As I continued to read their stories and testimonies, I realized that there's a very important message that the Lord wants delivered to the WORLD. The Lord has told them that they have to tell and share their experiences with as many people as possible because hell is a REAL PLACE and He doesn't want any one to go there. That's why their books and audio tapes are made so readily available to EVERYONE, often times FREE!
The Lord wants us all to know the Truth! He knows that not many people read the Bible anymore because they think (believe Satan's lies actually) that its content is old and irrelevant. God has given MANY visions, dreams and encounters to share with all the world. And yet ' He is aware that there are many who will still NOT listen to His prophets and end up denying Him! (You also need to be made aware that Satan is giving people false or demonic visitations, false visions and false dreams of hell and heaven as well. There are many 'interesting' near death experiences on the Internet, but many of them are inspired by Satan ' not God! When people who have had supernatural visitations, near death experiences, or out of body experiences, and they show no love and passion and appreciation for Jesus Christ and what He accomplished for them and humanity by dying on the cross for their sins ' be EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS about believing what those people SAY, no matter how much 'logical sense' it may make to you, or how "fascinating" their experiences may seem. When people's 'experiences' don't line up with the whole, balanced counsel of the New Testament Bible ' reject these "experiences" as most likely demonic counterfeits designed to deceive).
God keeps reminding people that He died and took our punishment on the cross so that we would have eternal salvation (Salvation meaning: forgiveness for sins so we would not be judged to spend eternity in hell to suffer for our sins) and everlasting life (everlasting joy) through Him ' and that we've forgotten about that. We've turned our backs on God and are living a selfish, self-centered, prideful, arrogant, lustful, sinful lifestyle ... and have turned away from the WORD OF GOD (The Holy Bible). We have ignored Him long enough and soon judgment will be released on this earth on an almost unbelievable scale!
The message that the Lord said to these people testifying - REPEATEDLY - was that we need to repent! (Repent means to acknowledge our wrongdoing to God as sin according to the New Testament Bible and STOP living in sin as though it didn't matter). And unless we sincerely repent of our sins and change our sinful ways and believe that His Son, Jesus Christ, is the one and ONLY true Christ ' the true Messiah ... then we will not be able to enter the Kingdom of God. Jesus tells us so in John 3:3-5:
Jesus answered and said to him, 'Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.'
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?'
Jesus answered, 'Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.'
He also said to them that He's coming VERY, VERY SOON!
"WOW! WHAT?! What the heck does THAT mean?!" I asked myself.
I was blown away and
really concerned. I began to search for the meaning of this and was lead to read
the Book of Revelation in the Bible. Through my research, I was drawn to the
teachings of the END TIMES by Irvin Baxter (no relation to Mary K. Baxter):
I was never really aware of this before ... but now it was brought to my full attention. Read the Book of Revelation for yourself! It's all happening and the Rapture is going to happen (Read 2 Thessalonians Chapter 2 as well about the Church being raptured, or taken up to be with the Lord, in other words). The Lord actually SHOWED some of these people the Rapture and the Great Tribulation that's going to take place after that. Everything is all being set up for this to take place. That's why the Lord said to all of them that He's coming VERY SOON! Be ready! (I hear some of you laughing ... but you won't be laughing for long when you've been left behind!).
I couldn't believe it. This was too much for my feeble little mind to grasp: Besides - eternity?! But what REALLY freaked me out was that this experience wasn't just limited to these people on this one website. I was able to find MANY OTHERS! And I took the time to listen to their personal testimonies.
(PT Staff note: Here are a couple on our website for your convenience: http://www.precious-testimonies.com/TestimonyCategories/WhatAboutHell/taylord.htm http://www.precious-testimonies.com/TestimonyAbout/d-f/DavisFrank.htm ).
The Lord knew I was searching for answers, and He graciously provided them to me via the web, Christian radio, Christian television programming and personal testimonials from various people -- believers and NON-BELIEVERS alike had experienced these things. And the icing on the cake ... His WORD! The Bible backed everything up. I knew from that moment on I could no longer deny these truths. I started to feel more aware. I was beginning to change.
I was blessed to find Dr. Maurice S. Rawlings, who practiced medicine for many years and was an Atheist himself. He wrote the book: To Hell and Back, and made a documentary of near death experiences. One experience in particular changed his views on death and the after-life. And He wrote about those experiences and other fellow Atheist's who had experienced death and hell, and by the grace of God, were revived by modern medicine and allowed to live to tell of their experiences. In a nutshell ... HELL IS REAL!
They came back to tell their stories and confessed that there is a life after death and it's eternal (for them as well)!
There is only one true way to AVOID hell, and that is through our Lord Jesus Christ! There is NO OTHER WAY. There is ONLY ONE WAY OUT of spiritual blindness ' spiritual blindness to God's Truth. It is placing our total trust that God paid FULL PRICE for our sins by dying on the cross in our place ' when He didn't HAVE TO ' but because of his love and mercy, He willingly CHOSE to do so ' that NO ONE would end up in hell for eternity!
After these people reached out to Jesus in their supernatural encounters ... they experienced the total and complete LOVE of God! Some were even shown a glimpse into heaven and said they didn't want to come back.
Needless to say, the non-believers became believers of Jesus Christ and turned to Christianity after learning the TRUTH! Dr. Rawlings was even converted after witnessing these things for himself! YOU CAN'T GET MUCH CLOSER TO THE TRUTH THAN THAT! By SEEING it with your own eyes!
John 3:16 says (King James Version): 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.
With this revelation...I started to panic. It was ALL BUILDING UP! I realized what the Lord was doing. I realized that I had every right to be feeling that anxiety and impending doom that I had been experiencing earlier before. He was revealing to me that my beliefs of what I thought about being a "good" Christian was not good enough. You can't claim to be a Christian and then live like you're not! Even if you think you're a 'good' person, it's not enough. The Lord Himself said that it was easier for a camel to walk through the eye of a needle than to enter the Kingdom of Heaven! (See: Matthew 19:24).
You see, being "good" will get no one to Heaven (we must assume babies and young children are exempt, as those born mentally retarded). We have to accept that God the Father's Son, Jesus Christ, died and shed His pure, sinless, innocent blood on that cross for us ' taking not only the punishment for our sins, but ALSO imparting to those who place their trust in Him ' imparting to them GOD'S righteousness (which is the ONLY righteousness God finds acceptable enough for someone to enter heaven and remain there with God forever: See 2 Corinthians 5:21 and Philippians 3:8-9 for understanding of this very important Truth, and read this testimony) ' and I had neglected to take that seriously.
I had taken my old way of living and thinking for granted ' as though it was acceptable. Also - I knew that the way I was living ... if I were to have died at that very moment, my soul would have been doomed to hell. This bit of revelation nearly knocked me off my rocker!
NOW ... I REALIZE how "CRAZY" this all sounds to many reading this. TRUST ME ... I have heard myself speaking about this to my close family and friends and seen the look of shock, concern, fear and amazement on their faces!
BUT something was happening to me. Something HUGE! And at the time I didn't know what it was. I began to cry and repent of all my sins, and I asked the Lord to come into my life ' and that I wanted to surrender my life to Him completely ' and that I wanted to do His will ... do what pleases Him instead of what always pleases myself.
Then all of the sudden I felt this tightening in my chest. My heart felt like it had grown a larger size, and it was about to EXPLODE out of my chest! (Just like in the movie: The Grinch That Stole Christmas).
I later learned, from a pastor friend of mine, that when you ask the Lord to come into your heart ... He REALLY does! At that very moment - I was a BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN! Hallelujah! The Lord has saved my soul for eternal damnation!
Reading about all these different people's experiences in heaven and in hell, and the type of people that are in hell, and learning what it means to live as a TRUE Christian, so that I can get into heaven ' made me realize that I had to change my life!
I decided from that moment on, I was going to do it. I was going to change my life and live for the Lord! I couldn't go back to my old way of living. However, I then thought about my loved ones and the thought of them not knowing what I had recently learned ' and them ending up in hell. It was almost too much for me to bear.
I praised God for the revelation he had given me, and for opening my heart and mind to the TRUTH about heaven and hell and eternity.
After my change, I found myself being really sensitive to things that I wasn't sensitive to before ... like music on the radio. I remembered hearing the song, "I Kissed a Girl" (which I used to sing to in the car) and feeling offended by it. Television shows that had immoral behavior, cussing,etc., were offensive to me. I knew I was spiritually born again. I knew that the Holy Spirit was dwelling in me and that I had to keep away from those things.
I also had a sense of urgency to share what I had learned with everyone I knew. I sent out emails and received comments telling me to stop sending them because they didn't believe in 'theology' or "religion" (true spiritual TRUTH - NOT really "religion". "Religion" is the spiritual mask Satan hides behind. Personal relationship with The Lord Jesus Christ and God The Father and God The Holy Spirit lived out so others can clearly see it is what God expects from those truly desiring to please Him).
Well, I can appreciate that and all, and you know ' I say it with love when I tell you that even though you have the free will to believe whatever you want, the simple fact is that whether you want to believe it or not ' it EXISTS! Heaven is real and hell is real. You can believe neither exists, or only heaven exists, but you CANNOT prove that hell doesn't exist.
Just listen to those who didn't believe BEFORE they had their experience! They're actually the lucky ones. They were able to come back ... change their belief system and way of living, to avoid from ever going back there!
In my research, I've also learned that there is spiritual warfare going on. You have to be aware that the devil wants to DECEIVE YOU! He doesn't want you to believe in hell because if you don't believe in it, you're doomed to it, and he's won! He's also created false doctrines and also created some doctrines that are so close to Christianity ... but NOT TRUE Christianity ... that people are being deceived.
Satan also is giving people supernatural experiences that sound so close to the truth, but are NOT. God tells us in 1 John 4:1-3:
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.
What God is telling us here in this portion of Bible scripture is that if a person 'does not confess that Jesus Christ was and is the long promised Messiah sent from heaven as spoken of in the Old Testament, and in fact has already come in the flesh as is recorded in the New Testament Bible, and is coming back again in physical form to establish His rule and reign on Earth for 1,000 years' ' they are not true disciples of Jesus Christ, which also means they are not true followers of the living God. 'Confessing that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh' means to BELIEVE that God the Father sent Jesus Christ from heaven to earth to live a normal life, just like you and I, but in living His life for 33 years ' He never sinned ONCE! And because He never sinned once, that made Him the One and ONLY acceptable sacrifice that God the Father would accept to pay for the ETERNAL PENALTY of each and all of our sins. That's the Christian Gospel Message. That's the same message God used the Apostle Paul and the other Apostles to share with everyone who would listen. That's the SAME message I'm sharing with people reading this right now. (*See Staff commentary at bottom for further understanding).
So back to spiritual warfare issues ' I've learned that Satan sends out his demons to do his bidding ... to deceive, mainly through telling people lies without their even realizing they are believing their lies, and getting them into denial of Truth (The New Testament Bible primarily, though the Old Testament Bible is every bit as much of Truth as is the New Testament), to break up families, to cause addictions, to cause crime and immoral behaviors, to hold massive numbers of people in repression and bondage to various degrees through evil political leaders, to start wars, etc. He does all of this to hurt God! I felt so compelled to share everything that I've learned with everyone.
I love you ALL SO MUCH that even at the sake of being ridiculed and mocked for this ... I gladly share the TRUTH with you so no one I know will perish or be left behind for the GREAT TRIBULATION, and after that ' spend eternity in HELL! It's going to happen ... you'll see! We're nearing the beginning stages of the end-time GREAT TRIBULATION period the Bible speaks of!
Now, I realize how INTENSE all of this is, but trust me (actually, trust GOD!) -- if YOU knew all that I know, you'd be just as intense! I've been given grace by God. PRAISE THE LORD! I thank Him for revealing all of these things...and that's why I feel compelled to share them with you.
Why did this all happen to me? Well, I believe that the Lord knows our hearts and He knew mine. He knew that I was having feelings of anxiety and was beginning to be curious about death, and He chose to reveal to me the TRUTH in this manner before I had a chance to stray away any further.
I began to read my Bible and pray morning, noon and night. I began to develop a relationship with the Lord. And I give Him thanks for EVERYTHING He has done and continues to do in my life. I joyfully attend Bible study. I take online Bible study classes; go to church every Sunday; volunteer for church and school functions; give money to world-wide ministries and the local church fellowship I attend, and EVERYDAY I try to live a Christ-like life.
I have had to learn to humble myself and come to the realization that many of you reading this ... if you've even gotten this far ... might think I'm CRAZY, or that I've LOST IT! And frankly ... what you think of me doesn't really matter. Why? Because I now know the TRUTH, and no amount of criticism, ridicule or personal judgments that are made about me will ever take that away from me. I'm not going to let anyone take away my salvation! The only One who can truly judge me is our Living Heavenly Father - GOD! The Creator who has all power ' the Judge.
I pray that some part of this message has gotten your attention and interest, or at least gotten you curious about what REALLY happens to you after you die.
What I've discovered for myself is both fascinating and frightening, but I am at peace knowing that God has everything under His control, and that I am now a child who is a part of His Kingdom. I welcome you to explore these things for yourselves and to come to your own conclusions.
May God bless you and put His grace upon your life, and may you grow in faith with our Lord Jesus Christ. Seek Him and you shall find Him; ask with faith and a sincere heart and you shall receive! AMEN!
Visit: www.spiritlessons.com (Death experiences, visions, testimonies of the End Times, The Rapture, The Great Tribulation...and lots more) and also check out:
http://www.endtime.com/irvin-baxter/ (on the End Times) ....REALLY CHECK IT OUT!
Plus, check out books written by: Mary K. Baxter: A Divine Revelation of Hell/ A Divine Revelation of Heaven; Bill Wiese: 23 Minutes in Hell; Choo Thomas: Heaven is so REAL!; Dr. Maurice S. Rawlings: To Hell and Back, a documentary of near death experiences. These are just a few to get you started.
*Staff Note: The scripture passage of 1 John 4:1-3 where God's heaven-bound people are to be wise by 'testing every spirit' includes BOTH humans and angels. (Supposed "advanced-life forms" - UFO "aliens" - ghosts appearing as family and/or friends who have died - are grouped in the category of "angels.")
Regarding angels: If an angelic being appears before us, God WARNS us to test that being; WARNS us to ask that being to tells us about Jesus Christ, and what His purpose was for coming to earth some 2,000 years ago now, and what did God the Father accomplish by the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. A true angel sent from God the Father will be EXCITED to tell you about what Jesus Christ accomplished on the Cross of Calvary.
A counterfeit angel ' a demonic angel disguised as an 'angel of light' will be happy to tell you about 'The Christ.' Don't fall for the trick ' the con! Interrogate that being, and if they skirt around mentioning JESUS Christ ' the FIRST NAME of 'the' Christ ' command that spirit to leave you immediately and not come back, in the name of JESUS Christ.
Let's expound on the above just so you know what to do in case a "spirit being" appears to you. A true angel from God will go out of its way to accommodate you questioning it about what God accomplished by Jesus Christ dying on the cross. A false angel ... which would be an angel representing Satan in disguise ... WILL NOT accommodate you questioning it about what God accomplished by Jesus Christ dying on the cross for the sins of humanity.
You hear all kinds of people on this planet talking about 'The Christ.' Or ' 'Christ', or "the Savior", or "the messiah". Many will even mention the name of 'The Lord', or 'Jesus.' Just because they mouth or write these words doesn't mean they are from God the Father nor are they connected to the REAL Jesus Christ and they certainly don't have the Holy Spirit inside them.
Again ' ask them to tell you what they BELIEVE about JESUS Christ paying FULL PENALTY for lost sinners, by giving His life willfully for each of us on the Cross of Calvary. If they can't ' or refuse ' to answer your question with a delight ' answering your question with joy and excitement ' God wants you to refuse to listen and/or respond to what they have to SAY (communicate). They are a counterfeit. They represent Satan's agenda -- not God the Father's agenda.
Visions and dreams and prophetic utterances and supernatural visitations must also be discerned whether they are demonic or whether they are from God the Father. NEVER respond nor take action because of a vision or a dream or a prophecy or supernatural visitation unless the Holy Spirit is CLEARLY endorsing it. Try to trust God for at least two (2) other people who are reasonably mature in their relationship with Jesus Christ to help you discern whether or not it is a valid and trustworthy message from God The Father or not.
Demonic fallen angels have the ability to tell you that "Jesus" indeed did come in the flesh, which is not a COMPLETE test. You need to interrogate that being to find out WHY they believe 'Jesus Christ came in the flesh. What did Jesus Christ ACCOMPLISH in the flesh while He lived on this planet, by dying on the Cross for the sins of humanity?' If they can't or refuse to tell you that He was the ONLY acceptable sacrifice God the Father HAD ' or HAS ' and EVER WILL HAVE - as the one and only perfect sacrifice for our sins ' they are an 'angel of light' ' a 'wolf in sheep's clothing' ' a spokesperson for Satan, whether knowingly or unknowingly.
We say this because when you hear or read supernatural accounts of people sharing what they experienced in books or video or on broadcasts of various sorts -- either in dreams, visions, and/or out of body experiences, supernatural visitations ... to one degree or another, you don't have the opportunity to TEST them, unless you can somehow contact them in person. You have to ASSUME something about the encounter they are sharing, and assumptions will lead us straight to hell if we're not wise and discerning. The Internet has TRUE encounters with God and also has DEMONIC encounters trying to deceive people to believe they are from God.
This needs to be repeated again: No angelic being sent from the REAL God will skirt around WHO Jesus Christ WAS and IS (He WAS and IS fully one of the Three persons of the eternal Godhead), nor will any human being skirt around that truth either, IF they have the Holy Spirit inside them. ONLY those who have the Holy Spirit inside them can tell you about all that was accomplished on the Cross when Jesus Christ died for the sins of every person. God assures us this is the ONLY trustworthy MEANS of discerning and/or TESTING the true from the counterfeit.
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Dear Reader - are you at peace with God? If not, you can be. Do you know what awaits you when you die? You can have the assurance from God that heaven will be your home, if you would like to be certain. Either Jesus Christ died for your sins, or He didn't (He did!). Are you prepared to stand before God on the Judgment Day and tell Him that you didn't need the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the Cross to have your sins forgiven and get in right-standing with God? We plead with you ... please don't make such a tragic mistake.
To get to know God; to be at peace with God; to have your sins forgiven; to make certain heaven will be your home for eternity; to make certain that you are in right-standing with God right now ... please click here to help understand the importance of being reconciled to God. What you do about being reconciled to God will determine where you will spend eternity, precious one. Your decision to be reconciled to God is the most important decision you'll ever make in this life.
We truly thank each of you who forward these testimonials and ministry writings (and videos) to others to give them greater awareness. Especially to prisoners! The part the Holy Spirit has you play is vital in helping win lost souls and encouraging and helping believers grow in their relationship with the Lord, and we can never thank you enough for your help on behalf of our Lord Jesus Christ.
If you would like to unite with God in what He is doing through this outreach and desires to keep on doing ... which is primarily to help reach lost souls ... your on-going Holy Spirit directed prayers for us are the most important contribution to God you could make on behalf of this evangelistic outreach. That's not just "religious hockem raw-raw sisboomba canned hype request - plea" saints -- we couldn't be more serious! The attacks upon us personally and against this ministry are not going to stop because Satan does NOT want ministries like this one encouraging born again believers to let God use their testimonies ... especially on the Internet. Video testimonies probably more than written, but God will use anything you give Him to use! You prayer warriors ... we believe our call is not just to publish testimonies as we've done in the past, but to help be a catalyst to motive OTHER believers to essentially duplicate what we are doing so that God has MANY outreach ministries publishing Jesus glorifying testimonies and keeping the gospel message of the cross ever before our audiences. Yet please realize something: PLEASE! Born again Christians are getting hammered by the devil to NOT write out and/or put their born again testimony on the Internet. We must NOT let Satan get away with this! So please, prayer warriors, keep praying that God motivates born again believers to write out and videotape their born again testimonies and get them up on the Internet for God to use. Appreciative born again testimonies glorifying Jesus Christ is the second most threatening thing to Satan there IS in reaching lost souls until Jesus returns. The first most threatening thing is that the Body of Christ would give themselves regularly to united CITY-WIDE PRAYER - bar none. When Jesus said, "My house shall be called a house of prayer"... he didn't say it was to be a house exclusively of preaching; teaching; testifying; praising, worshipping or anything else house, did He? We are God's house - God's living temple. His abode is inside born again believers. God unites with His saints through the intimacy of PRAYER (Conversation with our Creator) to accomplish His will on this planet, and when the Body of Christ begins to fully understand His wisdom of the Church placing UNIFED PRAYER at the very top of the weapons God has given us to battle evil, we will not fully grasp what God wants us understanding in regarding to: "Until we all come into the unity of the faith." Doctrinally agreeing on the same things is NOT going to happen, so that is not the "unity" God is talking about. If true Born Again believers can't agree that our individual prayer AND our united corporate prayer (not leaving this out of the battle equation as currently is on a global scale) is our primary weapon to fight Satan, then we've missed everything there is regarding coming "into the unity of the faith"! What "faith" is God talking about here, we need to ask ourselves. Answer: Faith (believing) that the unified prayers of God's people - you and I - is the greatest weapon and the most effective use of this weapon God has given His world wide Church - us individual members of the Body of Christ - to release His will into the affairs of mankind.
This needs to be repeated to help try to make it sink in deeply: United - unselfish - Holy Spirit guided, persistent prayer (not backing off until the Holy Spirit gives release to do so) is the very most threatening thing to Satan there IS. He KNOWS He is totally powerless against God when God decides to do something ... but Satan more than anyone else in the demonic spirit realm fully understands that if he can keep the Body of Christ from regularly being engaged in united CORPORATE PRAYER against his evil schemes ... he will continue to make advances and the Church will continue to diminish in influence and God may well delay the return of Christ BECAUSE of it with a great deal of unnecessary persecution of believers! God has sovereignly ordained the Body of Christ to work in united harmony with Him to execute His will on this planet, and Satan makes that his number one priority to try to keep from happening in any major way. Are we going to let him keep doing that, saints?!
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