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                                                           I KNOW GOD LOVES ME BECAUSE
Many times people ask, “How do you know God exists?” or “How do you know God loves you?” There are many reasons why we know that to be true. Not only is there spiritual evidence, but there is physical evidence as well. If one were to go to Israel and the surrounding countries, one would find plenty of the evidence mentioned in the Bible.
                                                                              GENESIS 1:1-7
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day. Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so.”
Something cannot come from nothing. The earth, however, did come from nothing because for God nothing is impossible (Mark 10:27). If there were no God, there would be no earth. The physical proof that God exists is that the universe exists.
                                                                         MATTHEW 28:18-20
“And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “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.” Amen.”
We know God loves us because He left us His spoken word as well as His written one, so that we could get to know Him. The written word comes from eye witnesses.
                                                                                JOHN 3:16-17
“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. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”
God loves us so much that He allowed His Son to die in our place to pay for our sins, so we would not have to spend eternity in the lake of fire. There is no greater love that that.
                                                                               ROMANS 5:7-8
“For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
I know God loves us because while we were still deep in sin Jesus had already died for us. He did not wait for us to try and clean ourselves.
                                                                            HEBREWS 12:6-8
“For whom the Lord loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives.” If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons.”
We know God loves us because He chastens us when we get out of line. We need to be obedient to Him because He is our heavenly Father.
                                                                               JOHN 14:15-17
“”If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever– the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.”
Jesus and Father God love us so much that they did not leave us by ourselves, instead they sent us the Holy Spirit to live in us.
                                                                         PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
God loves us so much that He does not want us to carry our problems, but rather to take them up to Him in prayer and supplication.
If, for whatever reason, you are depressed, frustrated, sad, deep in despair, feeling unwanted, or going through what seems insurmountable problems, turn all that over to God. Not only can He handle it, but He wants you to turn it over to Him. Turn your life over to Him, and although the situation may not change immediately, you will change and that will make all the difference in the world.

http://thelivinglights.com 5/20/2020

FACEBOOK: Raul Ledesma, Sparks, Nevada

                                                           YO SÉ QUE DIOS ME AMA PORQUE…
Muchas veces la gente pregunta, “¿Cómo sabes que Dios existe?” o “¿Cómo sabes que Dios te ama?” Hay muchas razones por las cuales sabemos que eso es verdad. No tan solamente hay evidencia espiritual, sino que la hay física también. Si uno fuera a Israel y a los países a su alrededor, encontraría mucha evidencia mencionada en la biblia.
                                                                                GÉNESIS 1:1-7
“En el principio creó Dios los cielos y la tierra. Y la tierra estaba desordenada y vacía, y las tinieblas estaban sobre la faz del abismo, y el Espíritu de Dios se movía sobre la faz de las aguas. Y dijo Dios: Sea la luz; y fue la luz. Y vio Dios que la luz era buena; y separó Dios la luz de las tinieblas. Y llamó Dios a la luz Día, y a las tinieblas llamó Noche. Y fue la tarde y la mañana un día. Luego dijo Dios: Haya expansión en medio de las aguas, y separe las aguas de las aguas. E hizo Dios la expansión, y separó las aguas que estaban debajo de la expansión, de las aguas que estaban sobre la expansión: y fue así.”
Algo no puede salir de la nada. La tierra, sin embargo, vino de la nada, porque para Dios nada es imposible (Marcos 10:27). Si no hubiera Dios, no hubiera el planeta tierra. La prueba que Dios existe es que el universo existe.
                                                                           MATEO 28:18-20
“Y Jesús se acercó y les habló diciendo: Toda potestad me es dada en el cielo y en la tierra.
Por tanto, vayan, y hagan discípulos a todas las naciones, bautizándolos en el nombre del Padre, y del Hijo, y del Espíritu Santo; enseñándoles que guarden todas las cosas que les he mandado; y he aquí yo estoy con ustedes todos los días, hasta el fin del mundo. Amén”
Sabemos que Dios nos ama, porque nos dejó su palabra hablada y escrita, para que lo conociéramos. La palabra escrita viene por medio de testigos.
                                                                               JUAN 3:16-17
“ Porque de tal manera amó Dios al mundo, que ha dado a su Hijo unigénito, para que todo aquel que en él cree, no se pierda, mas tenga vida eterna. Porque no envió Dios a su Hijo al mundo para condenar al mundo, sino para que el mundo sea salvo por él.”
Dios nos ama tanto que permitió que su hijo muriera y pagara por nuestros pecados para que no tuviéramos que pasar la eternidad en el lago de fuego. ¡No hay más grande amor!
                                                                             ROMANOS 5:7-8
“Ciertamente, apenas morirá alguno por un justo; con todo, pudiera ser que alguno osara morir por el bueno. Mas Dios muestra su amor para con nosotros, en que siendo aún pecadores, Cristo murió por nosotros.”
Sabemos que Dios nos ama, porque cuando todavía estábamos en el pecado Jesucristo ya había muerto por nosotros. Nos esperó hasta que dejáramos de pecar.
                                                                             HEBREOS 12:6-8
“Porque el Señor al que ama, disciplina, y azota a todo el que recibe por hijo. Si soportan la disciplina, Dios los trata como a hijos; porque ¿qué hijo es aquel a quien el padre no disciplina?
Pero si se les deja sin disciplina, de la cual todos han sido participantes, entonces son bastardos, y no hijos.”
Sabemos que Dios nos ama, porque nos disciplina si nos comportamos mal. Necesitamos ser obedientes, porque Dios es nuestro Padre celestial.

                                                                               JUAN 14:15-17
“ Si me aman, guarden mis mandamientos. Y yo rogaré al Padre, y les dará otro Consolador, para que esté con ustedes para siempre: el Espíritu de verdad, al cual el mundo no puede recibir, porque no le ve, ni le conoce; pero ustedes le conocen, porque mora con ustedes, y estará en ustedes.”
Dios Padre y Jesucristo nos aman tanto que no nos dejaron huérfanos, sino que nos enviaron al Espíritu Santo para que viviera en nosotros.
                                                                           FILIPENSES 4:6-7
“Por nada estén afanosos, sino sean conocidas sus peticiones delante de Dios en toda oración y ruego, con acción de gracias. Y la paz de Dios, que sobrepasa todo entendimiento, guardará sus corazones y sus pensamientos en Cristo Jesús.”
Dios nos ama tanto que no quiere que carguemos nuestros problemas, sino que se los llevemos a él en oración y súplica.
Si, por la razón que sea, estás deprimido, frustrado, triste, desesperado, piensas que a nadie le importas o tienes problemas que parecen ser insuperables, llévale todo eso a Dios. No solamente él puede solucionarlos, sino que quiere hacerlo. Entrégale tu vida a Dios. Aún si la situación no cambia, tú cambiarás, y eso hace toda la diferencia.

http://thelivinglights.com 20 de Mayo 2020

FACEBOOK: Raul Ledesma, Sparks, Nevada

                       

                                                                            FEED MY SHEEP
Jesus is the main shepherd and we are His sheep. Since He is no longer physically present here on earth He wants us to feed His sheep. In other words He wants us who know the word of God, which is spiritual food, to teach it to others, so they too may have salvation and may live their lives according to God’s will.
                                                                                  JOHN 10:14
“I (Jesus) am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own.”
Jesus calls Himself “the good shepherd.” That makes us His sheep. He gave up His physical life to make salvation available to us. It is up to us to accept the sacrifice He did on the cross and to accept Him as our shepherd.
                                                                                    JOHN 1:1
“In the beginning was the Word (Jesus), and the Word was with God, and the Word (Jesus) was God.” Jesus is the Word of God, and He wants us His followers to tell others that He is the way, the truth and the life and that nobody can have salvation except through Him (John 14:6). When we tell people about God’s plan of redemption and salvation, we are feeding His sheep.
                                                                              JOHN 6:32-35
“Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” Then they said to Him, “Lord, give us this bread always.” And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.”
Jesus is the bread of life, and so when we tell people about Jesus and the plan of salvation we are feeding His sheep and fulfilling the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).
                                                                              JOHN 21:15-17
“ So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Feed My lambs.” He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Tend My sheep.”
He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?” And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.” Jesus said to him, “Feed My sheep.”
Jesus knew He would be going back to heaven soon, so He was telling Peter to feed His sheep. In other words, to tell people about who Jesus was, what and why He had suffered and about the plan of salvation. Jesus is telling each one of us the same thing: “Feed my sheep.”
                                                                              JOHN 4:31-34
“ In the meantime His disciples urged Him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.” But He said to them, “I have food to eat of which you do not know.” Therefore the disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought Him anything to eat?” Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.”
Jesus had just gotten through witnessing to the Samaritan woman and had not eaten any physical food. The food He was referring to was to do the Father’s will, which is written in the Bible because Jesus Himself is the Living Word and the food from heaven. We feed Jesus’ sheep by teaching them the word of God, and by introducing them to have a personal relationship with Jesus Himself. Yes, our commission as mature Christians is to feed the word of God to either people who have never received Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and to Christians who, for one reason or another, know very little about the Bible.
If you need to be fed, keep coming back to my blog. If you do not know God’s word well enough, but you want to make sure others spend eternity in heaven instead of the lake of fire, tell them about this blog. If you already know the word of God quite well help others who may not know it at all, or may not know it as well as you do.

http://thelivinglights.com 5/13/2020

FACEBOOK: Raul Ledesma, Sparks, Nevada, USA

                                                                 ALIMENTA MIS CORDEROS
Jesucristo es el pastor y nosotros somos su rebaño. Siendo que él ya no está físicamente presente aquí en la tierra quiere que alimentemos sus ovejas. En otras palabras desea que los que sabemos su palabra, que es alimento espiritual, se la enseñemos a otros para que ellos también tengan salvación y que vivan según la voluntad del Padre.
                                                                                    JUAN 10:14
“Yo (Jesucristo) soy el buen pastor; y conozco mis ovejas, y las mías me conocen.” Jesucristo se llama “el buen pastor” a sí mismo. Eso nos convierte en sus ovejas. Él entregó su vida física para hacer la salvación disponible para nosotros. Ahora nos toca a nosotros aceptar el sacrificio que él hizo en la cruz y de recibirlo como nuestro Señor y Redentor.
                                                                                       JUAN 1:1
“En el principio era el Verbo, y el Verbo era con Dios, y el Verbo era Dios.” Jesucristo es la palabra de Dios, y él desea que nosotros sus seguidores le digamos al prójimo que él es el camino, la verdad y la vida, y que sólo se llega al Padre por medio de él (Juan 14:6). Cuando le explicamos a la gente el plan de salvación estamos alimentando a sus ovejas.
                                                                                 JUAN 6:32-35
“Y Jesús les dijo: De cierto, de cierto les digo: No les dio Moisés el pan del cielo, mas mi Padre les da el verdadero pan del cielo. Porque el pan de Dios es aquel que descendió del cielo y da vida al mundo. Le dijeron: Señor, danos siempre este pan. Jesús les dijo: Yo soy el pan de vida; el que a mí viene, nunca tendrá hambre; y el que en mí cree, no tendrá sed jamás. “
Jesucristo es el pan de vida, y por eso cuando le explicamos a la gente que en él está la salvación, estamos dándole de comer a su rebaño y estamos cumpliendo con “La Gran Comisión (Mateo 28:18-20).
                                                                               JUAN 21:15-17
“Cuando hubieron comido, Jesús dijo a Simón Pedro: Simón, hijo de Jonás, ¿me amas más que éstos? Le respondió: Sí, Señor; tú sabes que te amo. El le dijo: Apacienta mis corderos. Volvió a decirle la segunda vez: Simón, hijo de Jonás, ¿me amas? Pedro le respondió: Sí, Señor; tú sabes que te amo. Le dijo: Pastorea mis ovejas. Le dijo la tercera vez: Simón, hijo de Jonás, ¿me amas? Pedro se entristeció de que le dijese la tercera vez: ¿Me amas? y le respondió: Señor, tú lo sabes todo; tú sabes que te amo. Jesús le dijo: Apacienta mis ovejas.”
Jesús sabía que ya estaba por volver al cielo, y por eso le dijo a Pedro que cuidara sus corderos. En otras palabras que le dijera a la gente quien era Jesús, que había sufrido para pagar por nuestros pecados, y que en él estaba la salvación. Jesús nos dice lo mismo: ‘Alimenten mis ovejas.’”
                                                                              JUAN 4:31-34
“ Entre tanto, los discípulos le rogaban (a Jesucristo), diciendo: Rabí, come. Él les dijo: Yo tengo una comida que comer, que ustedes no saben. Entonces los discípulos decían unos a otros: ¿Le habrá traído alguien de comer? Jesús les dijo: Mi comida es que haga la voluntad del que me envió, y que acabe su obra.”
Jesús acababa de darle testimonio a la mujer samaritana, y no había comido ninguna comida. La comida a la cual él se refería era hacer la voluntad de Dios Padre, porque Jesús es la palabra viviente y la comida que viene del cielo. Les damos de comer a sus corderos cuando les hablamos de la palabra de Dios, y cuando les pedimos que tengan una relación personal con Jesucristo.
Nuestra comisión como cristianos maduros es de llevarle la palabra de Dios a gente que jamás haya recibido a Jesucristo en sus vidas y a cristianos que no conocen bien la palabra de Dios por la razón que sea.
Si necesitas la comida espiritual, vuelve a mi página semanalmente. Si no sabes la palabra de Dios bastante bien, pero quieres que la gente pase la eternidad con Dios y no en el lago de fuego, llévalos a mi página. Si ya sabes la palabra bastante bien, enséñasela a otros que todavía no son seguidores de Jesucristo y a personas que tengan muy poco conocimiento de las escrituras.

http://thelivinglights.com 13 de Mayo 2020

FACEBOOK: Raul Ledesma, Sparks, Nevada, USA

                                                      GOD HAS ALREADY DONE HIS PART
God has already done His part. Now it is up to us. God has created the world, all forms of life and everything that is necessary for us to live. He has even provided a way for us to come to Him, to be forgiven of our sins, and to have salvation. It is up to us to use wisely the resources He provides for us and to apply His principles in faith.
GENESIS 1:1
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
God not only created earth, but He created the universe. Without the universe the earth could not exist. We need the sun, the moon, the stars, the universe, and of course we need God.
HEBREWS 1-3
Jesus “who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.” Colossians 1:17 – “And He (Jesus Christ) is before all things, and in Him all things consist.”
Not only did Jesus create everything that exists, but He is upholding together everything that exists. Without God the universe would cease functioning and would collapse completely.
JOHN 3:15-17
The word of God says through the apostle John “that whoever believes in Him (Jesus) should not perish but have eternal life. 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. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”
Because of God’s love for us, He sent His Son to die in our place. In other words, we are guilty of sin, and should pay for it by spending eternity in the lake of fire, but because God loves us so much He sent Jesus to die and pay for our sins. God did His part, now let’s do ours by repenting, asking God to forgive us, receiving Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, and by living a godly life.
ROMANS 5:5-8
“ Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Jesus suffered, shed His blood, died and resurrected to open heaven’s door to us. Not only that, but He did it even before we had repented, asked God to forgive us, or had received Him as our Lord and Savior. He has already done His part. Now we have to do ours.
JOHN 14:14
In John 14:14, Jesus told His disciples, which also applies to us: “If you ask anything in my name I will do it.” Then in John 15:16, Jesus told them: “Whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.” He repeats the same words in John 16:23. Jesus makes it very clear that when we pray to the Father we should pray in His name, and that God will answer our prayers if they are in line with His will.
God already did His part. He gave us physical life, will give us spiritual life if we seek it, and will give us salvation if we receive His Son as our Lord and Savior. He also left us many promises in the Bible. We have to find out what they are, claim them, and in faith put them into practice. If we do not do our part, all the promises in the Bible including salvation do not apply to us.
If you are waiting for God to move into your life, you may be waiting a long, long time. Instead of that you move into His life. If you do, you will find Him immediately. He has been waiting for you all your life. He has done His part, do yours.

http://thelivinglights.com rlsalvation@sbcglobal.com

FACEBOOK: Raul Ledesma, Sparks, Nevada

                                                        DIOS YA HA HECHO SU PARTE
Dios ya ha hecho su parte. Ahora nos toca a nosotros. Dios creó el mundo, toda forma de vida, y todo lo que es necesario para que podamos vivir. Hasta proveyó la manera para que viniéramos a él, para perdonar nuestros pecados, y para que tuviéramos salvación. Nos toca usar sabiamente los recursos que nos   ha proveído y aplicar sus principios en fe.
GÉNESIS 1:1
“En el principio creó Dios los cielos y la tierra.”
Dios no solamente creó el planeta tierra, sino que creó el universo. Sin éste la tierra no podría existir. Necesitamos el sol, la luna, las estrellas y el universo, y claro, necesitamos a Dios.
HEBREOS 1:3
Jesús “el cual, siendo el resplandor de su gloria, y la imagen misma de su sustancia, y quien sustenta todas las cosas con la palabra de su poder, habiendo efectuado la purificación de nuestros pecados por medio de sí mismo, se sentó a la diestra de la Majestad en las alturas.” Colosenses 1:17- “Y él (Jesucristo) es antes de todas las cosas, y todas las cosas en él subsisten.”
No solamente creó Jesús todo lo que existe, sino que también sustenta todas las cosas con el poder de su palabra. Sin Dios el universo cesaría de funcionar y todo se colapsaría.
JUAN 3:15-17
La palabra de Dios por medio del apóstol Juan dice, “ para que todo aquel que en él (Jesucristo) cree, no se pierda, mas tenga vida eterna. Porque de tal manera amó Dios al mundo, que ha dado a su Hijo unigénito, para que todo aquel que en él cree, no se pierda, mas tenga vida eterna. Porque no envió Dios a su Hijo al mundo para condenar al mundo, sino para que el mundo sea salvo por él.”
Por el amor que nos tiene Dios, envió a su hijo para que muriera en nuestro lugar para pagar por nuestros pecados. En otras palabras, somos culpables de pecar, y deberíamos pagar al pasar la eternidad en el lago de fuego, pero la deuda ya está pagada. Dios ya hizo su parte. Nos toca arrepentirnos, pedirle perdón a Dios y recibir a Jesucristo como nuestro Señor y Salvador.
ROMANOS 5:5-8
“La esperanza no avergüenza; porque el amor de Dios ha sido derramado en nuestros corazones por el Espíritu Santo que nos fue dado. Porque Cristo, cuando aún éramos débiles, a su tiempo murió por los impíos. Ciertamente, apenas morirá alguno por un justo; con todo, pudiera ser que alguno osara morir por el bueno. Mas Dios muestra su amor para con nosotros, en que siendo aún pecadores, Cristo murió por nosotros.”
Jesús sufrió, vertió su sangre, murió y resucitó para abrirnos las puertas del cielo. No solamente eso, sino que lo hizo antes que nos arrepintiéramos, le            pidiéramos a Dios que nos perdonara, o lo hubiéramos recibido como nuestro Redentor. El ya ha hecho su parte – nos toca a nosotros.
JUAN 14:14
En Juan 14:14, Jesús les dijo a sus discípulos, y también nos aplica a nosotros: “Si algo piden en mi nombre, yo lo haré.” Luego en Juan 15:16 les dijo: “…todo lo que pidan al Padre en mi nombre, él se lo dé.” En Juan 16:23 repite las mismas palabras. Jesús lo hace bien claro que debemos orar y pedirle al Padre en su nombre, y que Dios responderá nuestras oraciones si están dentro de su voluntad.
Dios ya hizo su parte. Nos dio vida física, nos da vida espiritual si la buscamos, y nos dará salvación si aceptamos a su hijo como nuestro Salvador. También nos dejó muchas promesas en la biblia. Tenemos que buscarlas, clamarlas, y en fe ponerlas en práctica. Si no hacemos nuestra parte, todas las promesas en la biblia incluyendo la salvación no son nuestras.
Si estás esperando que Dios entre a tu vida, estarás esperando un tiempo larguísimo. En vez de hacer eso, tú entra a la vida de Dios. Lo encontrarás inmediatamente. El te ha estado esperando toda tu vida. El ha hecho su parte – haz la tuya.

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                                                                  SPEAK THE WORD OF GOD
The living word of God is Jesus, His written word is the Bible, and His spoken word is when we pray aloud with Bible scripture. God’s word is powerful, as by it He spoke everything that exists into existence. We should use it in order to fulfill His will in our lives, and to accomplish His will here on earth.
                                          JESUS IS THE WORD OF GOD AND THE CREATOR
John 1:1-3 – “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word (JESUS) was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.”
This scripture makes it abundantly clear that Jesus is God, the Living Word and the Creator. The essence of life and death is in His words. All He has to do is speak the word and it becomes a reality.
                                                THE WORD OF GOD HAS TO BE FULFILLED
We cannot separate God from His word, and that is why the word that He has given, the one that He is giving and the one that He will give in the future have to be fulfilled. Isaiah 55:10 – 11 – “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” Then in Matthew 24:35, God says in His word: “ Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.”
Since God’s word cannot return to Him void or pass away, we should pray using scriptures. We should pray with the scriptures that adequately cover our need.
                                                         GOD SPOKE LIFE INTO EXISTENCE
Everything that exists came into existence by the power of God’s word. In Genesis 1:3, God spoke and said: “Let there be light,” and there was light. In Genesis 1:6, He said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” In Genesis 1:9, He declared, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so. In Genesis 1:11, God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself on the earth”; and it was so. God kept on speaking life into existence until finally in Genesis 1:26, He said: “Let us make man in Our image, according to our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” That is how the human race was created. God created Adam and Eve. He did not create Adam and Steve nor Madame and Eve.
                                                           THE WORD OF GOD IS POWERFUL
We saw in Genesis that the word of God is so powerful that it even has the power to create and, of course, it also has the power to destroy as evidenced in Sodom and Gomorrah as well as during the flood in Noah’s time. Hebrews 4:12 -13 – “ For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.”
The word of God is Jesus, and of course He is powerful. He has the power to create, but also to judge and to destroy if necessary. The word of God tells us that whatever we ask the Father in Jesus’ name God will do (John 14:14, John 15:16 and John 16:23).
                                                          THERE IS POWER IN OUR WORDS
In Proverbs 18:20-21 the Bible tells us: “A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth; From the produce of his lips he shall be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
Our words have the power to create and to destroy. We have to be extremely careful how we use them. God is going to hold us accountable for every word that we speak (Matthew 12:36-37). Therefore we should use words according to God’s will, not ours. We should use them to uplift people, not to destroy them.
Knowing that the word of God is Jesus, and that it is powerful, we should always speak it confidently in faith in a positive manner using the appropriate scriptures. The Bible tells us that the prayers of a righteous man avails much (James 5:16).

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                                           HABLA LA PALABRA DE DIOS
La palabra viviente de Dios es Jesucristo, su palabra escrita es la biblia, y su palabra hablada es cuando oramos en voz alta con escritura. La palabra de Dios es poderosa, ya que por ella Dios trajo todo lo que existe a la existencia. Debemos hablarla para lograr su voluntad en nuestras vidas, y para que se haga su voluntad aquí en la tierra.
                                         JESÚS ES LA PALABRA DE DIOS Y ES EL CREADOR
Juan 1:1-3 – “En el principio era el Verbo, y el Verbo era con Dios, y el Verbo era Dios. Este era en el principio con Dios. Todas las cosas por él fueron hechas, y sin él nada de lo que ha sido hecho, fue hecho.”
Con esta escritura queda bien declarado y aclarado que Jesucristo es Dios, la Palabra Viviente, y el Creador. La esencia de la vida y la muerte reside en sus palabras. Él simplemente habla algo y se hace una realidad.
                                             LA PALABRA DE DIOS TIENE QUE CUMPLIRSE
No podemos separar a Dios de su palabra, y por eso, la palabra que él ha dado, la que está dando, y la que dará en el futuro se tienen que cumplir. Isaías 55”10-11 – “ Porque como desciende de los cielos la lluvia y la nieve, y no vuelve allá, sino que riega la tierra, y la hace germinar y producir, y da semilla al que siembra, y pan al que come, así será mi palabra que sale de mi boca; no volverá a mí vacía, sino que hará lo que yo quiero, y será prosperada en aquello para que la envié.” Luego en Mateo 24:35, Dios dice, “El cielo y la tierra pasarán, pero mis palabras no pasarán.”
Siendo que la palabra de Dios no puede volverle vacía y sus palabras no pasarán, debemos orar con las escrituras que aplican perfectamente a nuestra necesidad.
                                              DIOS HABLÓ Y LE DIO EXISTENCIA A LA VIDA
Todo lo que existe se hizo realidad por el poder de la palabra de Dios. En Génesis 1:3, Dios habló y dijo, “Sea la luz; y fue la luz. En Génesis 1:6, dijo, “Haya expansión en medio de las aguas, y separe las aguas de las aguas.” En Génesis 1:9, declaró, “Júntense las aguas que están debajo de los cielos en un lugar, y descúbrase lo seco.” Y fue así. Luego en génesis 1:11, Dios dijo, “Produzca la tierra hierba verde, hierba que dé semilla; árbol de fruto que dé fruto según su género, que su semilla esté en él, sobre la tierra.” Y fue así. Dios continuó creando vida hasta que en Génesis 1:26, él dijo: “Hagamos al hombre a nuestra imagen, conforme a nuestra semejanza; y señoree en los peces del mar, en las aves de los cielos, en las bestias, en toda la tierra, y en todo animal que se arrastra sobre la tierra.” Así fue como la raza humana fue creada. Dios creó a Adán y a Eva, no a Adán y a Sebastián ni a Melva y a Eva.
                                                  LA PALABRA DE DIOS ES MUY PODEROSA
Vimos en Génesis que la palabra de Dios es tan poderosa que hasta tiene poder para crear, y desde luego tiene poder para destruir como sucedió en Sodoma y Gomorra igualmente que durante el diluvio salvando a Noé y a su familia. Hebreos 4:12-13 – “Porque la palabra de Dios es viva y eficaz, y más cortante que toda espada de dos filos; y penetra hasta partir el alma y el espíritu, las coyunturas y los tuétanos, y discierne los pensamientos y las intenciones del corazón. Y no hay cosa creada que no sea manifiesta en su presencia; antes bien todas las cosas están desnudas y abiertas a los ojos de aquel (JESÚS) a quien tenemos que dar cuenta.”

La palabra de Dios es Jesús, y desde luego es todo poderoso. Tiene el poder para crear, juzgar, y destruir si es necesario. La palabra de Dios nos dice que lo que le pidamos a él en el nombre de Jesús, él lo hará (Juan 14:14, Juan 15:16 y Juan 16:23).
                                                     HAY PODER EN NUESTRAS PALABRAS
En Proverbios 18:20-21, la biblia nos dice: “Del fruto de la boca del hombre se llenará su vientre; se saciará del producto de sus labios. La muerte y la vida están en poder de la lengua,
y el que la ama comerá de sus frutos.”
Nuestras palabras tienen el poder de edificar y destruir. Tenemos que tener mucho cuidado como las usamos. Tendremos que rendirle cuentas a Dios por cada palabra que hablemos (Mateo 12:36-37). Hay que hablar según la voluntad de Dios, no la nuestra. Debemos usar las palabras para edificar a la gente, no para destruirla.
Sabiendo que Jesús es la palabra de Dios, y que ésta es poderosa, debemos hablarla confiadamente en fe usando las escrituras adecuadas de una manera positiva. La biblia nos dice que la oración eficaz del justo puede mucho (Santiago 5:16).

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                                                                 GOD LOVES US SO MUCH
Man cannot comprehend the love that God has for us. That is because, in most cases, our love is conditional, while God’s love toward us is unconditional. He knew us and loved us even before we were born. No human being had, has or will ever have that ability.
                                                                           GENESIS 1:26-27
“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”
God loves us so much that we were the only creature that He created in His own image. He gave us a body, a brain, a soul and a spirit, and on top of that He made it possible for us to spend eternity with Him. The other forms of life are temporal; we are eternal.
                                                                           JEREMIAH 1:4-5
“Then the word of the LORD came to me (the prophet Jeremiah), saying: “Before I (GOD) formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
God is telling Jeremiah that He knew him even before he was conceived. God knew what kind of a person Jeremiah would be, and He already had a plan for his life. God has a plan for your life. Pray to God that you many know what it is, and then simply do it.
                                                                           PSALM 139:13-16
“For You (GOD) formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.”
God loves us so much that He not only formed us, but He also fashioned our days, so that we would have life in abundance, as Jesus tells us in John 10:10. So why do we suffer? We suffer because we do our own will and not God’s.
                                                                             ROMANS 5:6-8
“For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Way even before a person acknowledges that God exists Jesus has already suffered, died, resurrected, gone back to heaven and paid for that person’s sins. All that person has to do is repent, ask God to forgive him, accept Jesus and the sacrifice He did on the cross into his life. That is how much God loves even the biggest sinner. God will forgive you, regardless of what you may have done.
If you have never done it before, this is the perfect opportunity for you to ask God, in the name of Jesus Christ, to forgive you. Speak to Him in an audible voice. He will hear you, will forgive you, and you will have a clean slate. You will feel clean because a burden will have been lifted from your shoulders.
                                                                               JOHN 3:15-17
“ That whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. 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. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”
How much does God love us? He loves us so much that He sent His own Son Jesus Christ to suffer and die an awful death to pay for our sins. By doing so, He rescued our souls from spending eternity suffering in the lake of fire. However, it is not automatic. We have to do our part, and that is to repent and accept that sacrifice. If you do not know how to do that, read the following prayer several times, and when you, more or less, understand it, pray it to God aloud in all humility, sincerity and truth. He will receive it and will receive you as His child.
“Father God, I repent of all my sins. Please, forgive me! I acknowledge and confess that Jesus Christ is Your Son. I ask Him to be my Lord and Savior, and also ask the Holy Spirit to live in me, so He can guide me and protect me. Thank You Father! Amen.”
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                                                                    DIOS NOS AMA TANTO
El hombre no puede comprender el amor que Dios nos tiene. La razón es que nuestro amor es condicional, mientras que el amor que Dios nos tiene es incondicional. Él nos conocía y nos amaba desde antes que naciéramos. Ningún humano ha tenido, tiene, ni tendrá esa habilidad.
                                                                           GÉNESIS 1:26-27
“Y dijo Dios: Hagamos al hombre á nuestra imagen, conforme á nuestra semejanza; y señoree en los peces de la mar, y en las aves de los cielos, y en las bestias, y en toda la tierra, y en todo animal que anda arrastrando sobre la tierra. Y crió Dios al hombre á su imagen, á imagen de Dios lo crió; varón y hembra los crió.”
Dios nos ama tanto que fuimos la única creación creada conforme su imagen. Nos dio cuerpo, cerebro, alma y espíritu, y además de eso nos dio la posibilidad de poder pasar la eternidad con él. Las otras formas de vida son temporales; nosotros somos eternos.
                                                                            JEREMÍAS 1:4-5
“Entonces me llegó la palabra de Jehová a mí (profeta Jeremías), diciendo: Antes que (Yo Dios) te formara en el vientre te conocí, y antes que salieras de la matriz te santifiqué, te di por profeta a las naciones.”
Dios le dice al profeta Jeremías que lo conocía desde antes que hubiera sido concebido. Dios sabía que clase de persona iba a ser Jeremías, y ya tenía un plan para su vida. Dios tiene un plan para tu vida. Órale a Dios que te permita saber cuál es, y luego simplemente vívelo.
                                                                           SALMO 139:13-16
“Porque tú formaste mis entrañas; Tú (Dios) me hiciste en el vientre de mi madre. Te alabaré; porque formidables, maravillosas son tus obras; estoy maravillado, y mi alma lo sabe muy bien. No fue encubierto de ti mi cuerpo, bien que en oculto fui formado, y entretejido en lo más profundo de la tierra. Mi embrión vieron tus ojos, y en tu libro estaban escritas todas aquellas cosas que fueron luego formadas, sin faltar una de ellas.”
Dios nos ama tanto que no solamente nos formó a nosotros, sino que también nos formó las obras que debemos hacer para tener vida en abundancia según Juan 10:10. ¿Entonces, por qué sufrimos? Sufrimos porque hacemos nuestra propia voluntad en vez de hacer la de Dios. Somos rebeldes sin causa.
ROMANOS 5:6-8
“Porque Cristo, cuando aún éramos débiles, a su tiempo murió por los impíos. Ciertamente, apenas morirá alguno por un justo; con todo, pudiera ser que alguno osara morir por el bueno.
Mas Dios muestra su amor para con nosotros, en que siendo aún pecadores, Cristo murió por nosotros.”
Aún antes que una persona reconozca que Dios existe Jesucristo ya ha sufrido, muerto, resucitado, ascendido al cielo y pagado por sus pecados. Todo lo que esa persona tiene que hacer es arrepentirse, pedirle a Dios que lo perdone, aceptar a Jesucristo como su Señor y Salvador, igualmente que aceptar el sacrificio que él hizo en la cruz. Jesucristo ama y se sacrificó hasta por el pecador más grande de todos. Dios quiere perdonarte a ti sin importar lo que hayas hecho. ¿Te arrepientes?
Si nunca lo has hecho, esta es la perfecta oportunidad para que le pidas a Dios que te perdone. Háblale en voz alta. Él te oirá, te perdonará, y te borrará tu pizarra de pecados. Te sentirás limpio, porque se te quitará ese peso de tus hombros.

   JUAN 3:15-17
“Para que todo aquel que en él cree, no se pierda, mas tenga vida eterna. Porque de tal manera amó Dios al mundo, que ha dado a su Hijo unigénito, para que todo aquel que en él cree, no se pierda, mas tenga vida eterna. Porque no envió Dios a su Hijo al mundo para condenar al mundo, sino para que el mundo sea salvo por él.”
¿Cuánto nos ama Dios? Nos ama tanto que mandó a su propio Hijo Jesucristo a morir una muerte horrible en la cruz para pagar por nuestros pecados. Al hacer eso rescató nuestra alma de pasar la eternidad sufriendo en el lago de fuego. Sin embargo, no es algo automático. Tenemos que hacer nuestra parte…arrepentirnos y aceptar el sacrificio. Si no sabes cómo hacerlo, lee la siguiente oración, y cuando, más o menos, la entiendas, órasela a Dios en voz alta, en humildad, sinceridad y en verdad. Dios la recibirá y te hará su hijo.
“Dios Padre, me arrepiento de todos mis pecados, y te pido que me perdones. Declaro y confieso que Jesucristo es tu Hijo. Le pido a él que sea mi Señor y Salvador, y al Espíritu Santo que viva en mí para que me guíe y me proteja. Gracias, Padre! Amén.”
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                                                  LEAN NOT ON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING
God wants us to trust Him one-hundred per cent, and not to trust in our own understanding. The reasons are simple; our intelligence is limited, we cannot foretell the future, we do not really know what is best for us, and the most important one is that God wants us to do His will, not ours. After all, He is the Creator.
                                                                                 ISAIAH 55:8-9
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
Since God’s ways, understanding, intelligence, love, power, and wisdom are limitless and millions of times higher than ours it only makes sense for us to do His will and not ours. Yet In spite of all that, people do their own will, and brush God aside.
  JEREMIAH 9:23-24
“This is what the LORD says: “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the LORD.”
If we are to follow anybody, to hold up anybody up as a hero, or to worship something or someone, let it be God. He is the only one that is worthy to be praised.
  HEBREWS 11:6
“ But without faith it is impossible to please Him (GOD), for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
God wants us to live in faith and that faith has to be in Him and nothing else. We cannot put our faith in our money, possessions, abilities, intelligence, powerful friends, machines or anything else. If we lean on our own understanding, sooner or later we are going to experience failure.
JOHN 6:37-39
“All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day.” John 4:32-36 – “ But He said to them, “I have food to eat of which you do not know.” Therefore the disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought Him anything to eat?” Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work. Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together.”
The will of God is for us to be saved. Our will should be for us to be saved, and for others to be saved as well. That is why we should tell everyone we know about the saving grace of Jesus. Whether they accept it or not, is up to them, not to us.
PROVERBS 3:5-7
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil.” Psalm 37:3-5 – “Trust in The Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.”
If you lean on your own understanding, you will make mistakes. Have no doubt about it. You will make mistakes.

   GENESIS 2:15-17
“Then the Lord God took the man (Adam) and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” Genesis 3:6 – “So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her and he ate.”
Adam and Eve leaned on their own understanding, and consequently God evicted them from the garden of Eden (Genesis 3:22-24). By the same token, God will send to destruction anyone who lives by his wits, volition and his own will, instead of doing it God’s way. I wonder where Frank Sinatra is? He did it his way, but I don’t think he’s doing his way now.
If you want to lean on God’s understanding and not yours, ask Jesus Christ to be your Lord and Savior. You will spend eternity with God if you do. If you do not, you will spend eternity burning eternally in the lake of fire. Read the following prayer, and when you, more or less, understand it, pray it to God aloud, in humility, sincerity, and in all seriousness. He will hear you, forgive all your sins, and will make you His child.
“Father God, I repent of all my sins. I ask You to forgive me, as I believe and declare that Jesus Christ is Your Son, that He came to live as a human, to teach us Your ways, to suffer, to die for my sins, to resurrect on the third day, and to go back to heaven to intercede on my behalf. I ask Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit to live in me, to guide me and to protect me. Thank You, Father God! Amen.”
You are now a child of God. May our Lord bless you in every area of your life. I update this page once a week. Come back to it, so you can learn more. Look me up on Facebook: Raul Ledesma, Sparks, Nevada.

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                                                               TWO SHALL BECOME ONE
From the very beginning when God created the human race He intended for a male husband and a female wife to become one, to have a family and to fill the earth with people. Since God is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8) that has not changed.
                                                                          GENESIS 2:18
“And the Lord said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.”
God had just created Adam, then He made Eve. They were the beginning of the human race. It was always God’s intent for man and wife to be perfect companions for one another. In other words, the two would act as one unit – no division.
                                                                        GENESIS 2:21-24
“And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”
Adam and Eve became one flesh, one unit, one in thought, and one family until they disobeyed God. Unfortunately because they were of one thought, they both decided to disobey God, and that is how sin entered the world.
                                                                       MATTHEW 19:3-6
“ The Pharisees (religious leaders) also came to Him (Jesus), testing Him, and saying to Him, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for just any reason?”And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”
When a man and a woman get married they are no longer supposed to be two but one. Unfortunately, many people who get married maintain the same lifestyle they had when they were single. This causes friction in a marriage, and many divorces are due to that fact.
                                                                      EPHESIANS 5:30-32
“For we are members of His (Jesus’) body, of His flesh and of His bones. “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.”
Christ and His church are one, we should be one with God. The only way we can do that is by accepting Jesus as our Lord and savior, and by doing God’s will, not ours.
                                                                       EPHESIANS 2:13-16
“ But now in Christ Jesus you (the Gentiles) who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.”
Initially salvation was for the Jews only, but when Jesus died on the cross He paid the price for all of mankind. Therefore, the two groups of people – the Jews and the Gentiles – became one. No more separation in God’s eyes. We are one in Christ Jesus.
                                                                       GALATIANS 3:26-29
“ For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”
The Jewish people were God’s chosen, starting with Abraham, but when God became man in the person of Jesus Christ He suffered, shed His blood, and died to pay the price of sin for all of us. There is no longer any distinction in God’s eyes between Jews and Gentiles. Any person can become His child by repenting, asking God to forgive him, and by accepting Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.
Take this opportunity of the Corona Virus to become one with your family and with God. If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior yet, don’t die without doing it! That is because Jesus is the way to eternal life with God (John 14:6).
Right now the USA is not one as we should be. We are so divided that if we do not change, we will definitely pay the consequences. Pray with me that this country will become one once again. God bless you!
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                                                                             DOS SERÁN UNO
Desde el principio cuando Dios creó la raza humana su propósito era que hubiera un esposo varón y una esposa hembra, para que tuvieran familia y llenaran el mundo de gente. Siendo que Dios es igual ayer, hoy y por siempre (Hebreos 13:8) eso no ha cambiado.
GÉNESIS 2:18
“Y dijo Jehová Dios: No es bueno que el hombre esté solo; le haré ayuda idónea para él.”
Dios acababa de crear a Adán, y luego creó a Eva. Ellos le dieron inicio a la raza humana. Siempre fue la intención de Dios que el hombre y la mujer fueran fieles compañeros. En otras palabras, serían una unidad perfecta – no división.
                                                                              GÉNESIS 2:21-24
“ Entonces Jehová Dios hizo caer sueño profundo sobre Adán, y mientras éste dormía, tomó una de sus costillas, y cerró la carne en su lugar. Y de la costilla que Jehová Dios tomó del hombre, hizo una mujer, y la trajo al hombre. Dijo entonces Adán: Esto es ahora hueso de mis huesos y carne de mi carne; ésta será llamada Varona, porque del varón fue tomada. Por tanto, dejará el hombre a su padre y a su madre, y se unirá a su mujer, y serán una sola carne.”
Adán y Eva se convirtieron en una carne, una unidad, uno en pensamiento, y una familia hasta que desobedecieron a Dios. Desafortunadamente eran de un solo pensar, y por eso ambos decidieron desobedecer a Dios. Así fue como entró el pecado al mundo.
                                                                                MATEO 19:3-6
“Entonces vinieron a él (Jesucristo) los fariseos (los líderes religiosos), tentándole y diciéndole: ¿Es lícito al hombre repudiar a su mujer por cualquier causa? Él, respondiendo, les dijo: ¿No han leído que el que los hizo al principio, varón y hembra los hizo, y dijo: Por esto el hombre dejará padre y madre, y se unirá a su mujer, y los dos serán una sola carne? Así que no son ya más dos, sino una sola carne; por tanto, lo que Dios juntó, no lo separe el hombre.”
Cuando un hombre y una mujer se casan ya no deben ser dos sino uno. Desgraciadamente, muchos de los que se casan mantienen el mismo estilo de vida que tenían antes de casarse. Esto causa problemas en el matrimonio, y por esa razón ocurren muchos divorcios.
                                                                              EFESIOS 5:30-32
“Porque somos miembros de su cuerpo, de su carne y de sus huesos. Por esto dejará el hombre a su padre y a su madre, y se unirá a su mujer, y los dos serán una sola carne. Grande es este misterio; mas yo digo esto respecto de Cristo y de la iglesia.”
Jesucristo y su iglesia son uno, y nosotros debemos ser uno con él. De la única manera que podemos hacerlo es si nos arrepentimos, le pedimos perdón a Dios Padre, aceptamos a Jesucristo como nuestro Señor y Salvador, y vivimos conforme la voluntad de Dios, no la nuestra.
                                                                               EFESIOS 2:13-16
“Pero ahora en Cristo Jesús, ustedes que en otro tiempo estaban lejos, han sido hechos cercanos por la sangre de Cristo. Porque él es nuestra paz, que de ambos pueblos hizo uno, derribando la pared intermedia de separación, aboliendo en su carne las enemistades, la ley de los mandamientos expresados en ordenanzas, para crear en sí mismo de los dos un solo y nuevo hombre, haciendo la paz, y mediante la cruz reconciliar con Dios a ambos en un solo cuerpo, matando en ella las enemistades.”

Inicialmente la salvación solamente era para los judíos, pero cuando Jesucristo dio su vida en la cruz pagó el precio por toda la humanidad. Por eso, los dos grupos, los judíos y los gentiles se convirtieron en uno. Ya no hay diferencia en los ojos de Dios. Somos un rebaño y no dos.
GÁLATAS 3:26-29
“Pues todos son hijos de Dios por la fe en Cristo Jesús; porque todos los que han sido bautizados en Cristo, de Cristo están revestidos. Ya no hay judío ni griego; no hay esclavo ni libre; no hay varón ni mujer; porque todos ustedes son uno en Cristo Jesús. Y si ustedes son de Cristo, ciertamente linaje de Abraham son, y herederos según la promesa.”
Comenzando con Abraham los judíos fueron el pueblo escogido por Dios, pero cuando Dios se convirtió en hombre en la persona de Jesucristo sufrió, vertió su sangre, y murió para pagar por los pecados de todo ser humano. Dios ya no distingue entre judío y gentil. Todo ser humano puede convertirse en hijo de Dios si se arrepiente de sus pecados, le pide a Dios que lo perdone, recibe a Jesucristo en su corazón como su Señor y Salvador, y comienza a vivir según la voluntad de Dios.
Tome esta oportunidad de estar aislado por el virus y acérquese más a su familia y a Dios. Si no ha aceptado a Jesucristo como su Señor y Redentor, no pierda esta oportunidad. La razón es que Jesucristo es el único camino al cielo (Juan 14:6).
Actualmente nuestro país no es uno como debe ser. Estamos tan divididos que si no cambiamos vamos a pagar serias consecuencias. Ore conmigo para que seamos un país unido.
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                                     OUR STRENGTH COMES THROUGH OUR OBEDIENCE
The strength of a Christian comes from God according to his obedience to God. If a Christian does not obey God he is weak in his faith, and therefore he is not receiving God’s total blessings. God blesses people according to their obedience and their faith.
                                                                         GENESIS 2:15-17
“ Then the LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
While Adam and Eve had faith in God and were obeying Him He was with them, blessing them and providing everything they needed.
                                                                         GENESIS 3:17-19
“Then to Adam He (God) said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’: “Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, and you shall eat the herb of the field. In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; For dust you are, and to dust you shall return.”
Adam and Eve placed their faith and trust in the devil when they obeyed him rather than obeying God. God removed His blessings from them, cursed them, and removed them from the garden of Eden – from His presence.
                                                                      1 SAMUEL 17:45-49
“Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. Then all this assembly shall know that the LORD does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the LORD’s, and He will give you into our hands.” So it was, when the Philistine arose and came and drew near to meet David, that David hurried and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine. Then David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone; and he slung it and struck the Philistine in his forehead, so that the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the earth.”
David, who was a young man around 15 or 16, killed the giant because he had faith in God and was obedient to Him. His strength came through his faith and obedience to the Lord.
                                                                 JUDGES 13:3-5 AND 13:24
“ And the Angel of the LORD appeared to the woman and said to her, “Indeed now, you are barren and have borne no children, but you shall conceive and bear a son. Now therefore, please be careful not to drink wine or similar drink, and not to eat anything unclean. For behold, you shall conceive and bear a son (Samson). And no razor shall come upon his head, for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb; and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.” Judges 13:24 – “ So the woman bore a son and called his name Samson; and the child grew, and the LORD blessed him.”
Up to this point Samson’s parents and he had faith in God and were obedient to Him. As a result God was blessing them.
JUDGES 16:16-21
“ And it came to pass, when she (Delilah) pestered him (Samson) daily with her words and pressed him, so that his soul was vexed to death, that he told her all his heart, and said to her, “No razor has ever come upon my head, for I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother’s womb. If I am shaven, then my strength will leave me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.” When Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent and called for the lords of the Philistines, saying, “Come up once more, for he has told me all his heart.” So the lords of the Philistines came up to her and brought the money in their hand. Then she lulled him to sleep on her knees, and called for a man and had him shave off the seven locks of his head. Then she began to torment him, and his strength left him. And she said, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” So he awoke from his sleep, and said, “I will go out as before, at other times, and shake myself free!” But he did not know that the LORD had departed from him. Then the Philistines took him and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza. They bound him with bronze fetters, and he became a grinder in the prison.”
While Samson had faith in God and obeyed Him nobody could defeat him, but when he put his faith on his abilities and disobeyed God, he was defeated easily.
  MATTHEW 14:27-31
“ But straightway Jesus spoke to them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it is you, bid me to come to you on the water. And He said, ‘Come’. And when Peter had come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, ‘Lord, save me.’ And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said to him, O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” When Peter had faith in Jesus and obeyed Him, he could walk on water, but when he began to doubt and looked at his circumstances, instead of looking at Jesus, he began to sink. It’s the same with us…When we look at our circumstances we may feel defeated or weak, but when we focus on God, our problems seem small.
The first thing we should seek is the word of God because through it we acquire faith. Romans 10:17 – “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” After we have learned the word of God and acquired faith, comes obedience. Obedience means doing God’s will, not ours, and that includes doing good works. After all, faith without works is dead (James 2:26). More than anything, what God wants from us is obedience (1 Samuel 15:22 and Hosea 6:6). Our blessings come when we obey, and God’s judgment when we disobey.
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                                                          WHAT IS THE PRICE OF YOUR SOUL?
Your soul is the real you, and it will live forever. Will you spend eternity with God, or will you spend it suffering in the lake of fire with the devil and his demons? The question that comes to mind is…What is the price of your soul? The answer, of course, has to be that it is priceless.
                                                                                           MARK 10:23-27
“Then Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, “How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!” And the disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, “Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” And they were greatly astonished, saying among themselves, “Who then can be saved?” But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.”
Salvation cannot be bought. No price can be set on it. If a person trusts in his wealth or on anything else other than Jesus Christ he will lose his soul, which means he will wind up in the lake of fire suffering eternally. Who can be saved? To be saved a person has to repent, ask Father God to forgive his sins, receive Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, and become a new person, which means leaving as much sin as possible behind. Since no one is perfect, we will still sin, but we try not to do it on purpose.
                                                                                           LUKE 12:16:21
“ Then He (Jesus) spoke a parable to them, saying: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?’ So he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods. And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.” ’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’ “So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”
The material possessions a person may acquire can make life easier for him on this world, but in order to have salvation he has to become a Christ believer and follower. God wants us to make treasures, not on this earth, but in heaven (Matthew 6:19-20).
                                                                                     MATTHEW 16:26-27
“ 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.”
A person may have money, possessions, power, titles, high position, and many friends, but if he does not have salvation he will be suffering in the lake of fire, and all that he has here will be worthless to him in eternity.
                                                                                           PSALM 49:5-9
“Why should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity at my heels surrounds me? Those who trust in their wealth and boast in the multitude of their riches , none of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him— for the redemption of their souls is costly, and it shall cease forever— that he should continue to live eternally, and not see the Pit.”
A person cannot use money, position, power, intelligence or anything else to redeem someone else nor to redeem himself. Only Jesus can do that!

                                                                                        1 PETER 2:23-24
“(Jesus) who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.”
Jesus became a human being, and gave up His physical life by dying on the cross to pay for our sins. What is the price of one’s soul? Since no one can put a price on the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ because it is priceless, then our souls are priceless. No amount of money, possessions, power, sacrifices or even human deaths can pay for one soul.
                                                             YOUR SOUL HAS ALREADY BEEN PAID FOR
Jesus has already paid for your soul by shedding His blood and dying on the cross. However the transaction has not been completely carried out. There is one element missing, and that is for you to accept Jesus Christ in your heart as your Lord and Savior. You may do that by in all honesty, sincerity, humility and truth praying aloud the following prayer to God. “Father God, I repent of all my sins. I ask You to forgive me, as I receive Your Son Jesus Christ in my heart as my Lord and Savior. I ask You to bless me with the Holy Spirit, to anoint me and to sanctify me, so I may live my life according to Your will. Thank You, God! Amen.

                                             GOD WANTS US TO BE FRIENDLY AND TO HAVE FRIENDS

From the beginning of life as we know it, God wanted us to be friendly and to have friends. He was our first friend. When He created Adam and Eve He had an intimate relationship with them. He had a one-on-one relationship with them until they sinned against Him. That original sin separated us from our God. Jesus made a way for us to reestablish that friendship and relationship.

                                                                                          GENESIS 3:8-10

“And they (Adam and Eve) heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden (Garden of Eden) in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. Then the LORD God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?” So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.”
Prior to that day, God would meet with Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden and would fellowship with them. He was not just their God, their Creator, but He was also their friend. Nothing has changed – Jesus wants to be your friend now.

                                                                                        1 SAMUEL 18:1-4

“Now when he (David) had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. Saul took him that day, and would not let him go home to his father’s house anymore. Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul. And Jonathan took off the robe that was on him and gave it to David, with his armor, even to his sword and his bow and his belt.”
Although king Saul considered David his enemy because of jealousy Jonathan his son loved David and David loved him. They remained special friends throughout their lives. They were loyal to each other. Both of them honored their relationship and so did God.

                                                                                           RUTH 1:14-18

Then they lifted up their voices and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her, and she (Naomi) said (to Ruth), “Look, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods; return after your sister-in-law.”But Ruth said: “Entreat me not to leave you, or to turn back from following after you; For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever you lodge, I will lodge; Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God. Where you die, I will die, and there will I be buried. The LORD do so to me, and more also, if anything but death parts you and me.”When she saw that she (Ruth) was determined to go with her (Naomi), she stopped speaking to her.”
Naomi had a husband, two sons, and two daughters-in-law were living in Moab, modern day Jordan. Naomi and family were Jewish, but the daughters-in-law were not. Her husband and two sons died, so Naomi was going back to Judah where she had relatives who could help her. Even though Ruth was a Moabite instead of staying in Moab she decided to go with Naomi because she loved her so much. The two ladies had a strong bond between them.

                                                                                             JOB 2:11

“Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this evil that had come upon him, they came each
from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. They made an appointment together to come to show him sympathy and comfort him.”
His friends were sincere in trying to help Job, but what they did not know was that God had allowed the devil to do all those things to him because God knew Job would be faithful, and that He was going to bless him abundantly.

                                                                                      JOHN 15:12-17

“ This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name (JESUS) He (GOD)may give you. These things I command you, that you love one another.”
There are several important points here; 1. We are to love one another. 2. We ought to make sacrifices for our friends. 3. We can be Jesus’ friends if we follow his teachings. 4. Jesus chose us to be His friends and to have salvation. 5. We are supposed to give fruit by bringing others into the kingdom of God. 6. When have a petition to God, we are to do it in Jesus’ name.
Friendships and relationships are very important to God, and they should be very important to us. Adam and Eve broke that friendship with God, and He expelled them from the garden of Eden. The Devil broke that relationship with God, and He kicked him out of heaven.
God wants to have an intimate relationship and friendship with you, will you reciprocate or will you turn a deaf ear to it?

SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD

Above everything we might think or do, God wants us to seek first His kingdom. Nothing is more important than God or the teachings He has left us in the Bible. What we should do is accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, and live by Jesus’s teachings and by the other teachings in the Bible.

ISAIAH 55:6-7

“Seek the LORD while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the LORD, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He (God) will abundantly pardon.”
God is telling us through the prophet Isaiah for us to seek the Lord while He may be found. That means there will come a time when He will not be available to us. When will that be? When a person dies without repenting, when God has hardened the person’s heart, for some people during the tribulation, and for others when they have gone too far from God and they refuse to repent.

2 CHRONICLES 7:14

“ 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 will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
Of course God was talking to the Jewish people, but it applies to us too. If in every country the people would turn to God, there would be no extreme poverty nor would there be violence or oppression. Instead of turning to God, they turn to idols, witchcraft and other forms of ungodliness. Those are the reasons why God will not bless or help them.

MATTHEW 6:30-34

“Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Jesus is telling us not to worry about anything because He will help us. We should seek first the kingdom of God because that will give us eternal life with God, instead of spending eternity suffering in the lake of fire.

MATTHEW 7:21-23

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I (God) will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’”
If you want to spend eternity with God and not in the lake of fire with the devil and his demons, then seek first the kingdom of God by doing the will of Father God. The first step is to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior (John 3:3, John 3:15-17, and Romans 10:9). Of course the second step is to live by the godly principles outlined in the Bible. If you do that, when you pass from this life to the next one God will tell you, “Well done my good and faithful servant.” – Matthew 25:23. Don’t kid yourself – all of us will pass on from this world to the next one. The only question for you is: Where will you spend eternity?
On the other hand, if you do not receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, and do not do the will of God, when you die God will tell you; “Depart from Me I never knew you.” – Matthew 7:23.

2 PETER 3:9

“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”
In case you are not sure of your salvation, or where you will spend eternity, God is giving you an opportunity to seal the deal. If you want to spend eternity with God, read the following prayer several times, and when you, more or less, understand it, pray it to God aloud in all sincerity and humility. He will hear you, and will accept you as His child.
“Father God, I repent of all my sins. I ask You to forgive me as I believe and confess that Jesus Christ is Your Son, and that He suffered, died and resurrected on the third day to pay for my sins. I accept His sacrifice, and I ask Him to be my Lord and Savior, as well as asking Your Holy Spirit to live in me, so He can guide me and protect me. Thank You Father God. Amen.”
In order to keep on growing in the Christian faith, keep coming back to my blog, and tell your friends about it. If you prayed that prayer in faith, send me an email letting me know that you did it. God bless you!
http://thelivinglights.com rlsalvation@sbcglobal.net (11/21/2019

HE WHO REMAINS FAITHFUL UNTIL THE END

Salvation does not come automatically. We have to receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. After we do that we have to remain faithful to God until the end. The end is when we die, or when Jesus Christ comes for us in what is known as “the rapture.”
MATTHEW 10:22-24
“ And you shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endures to the end shall be saved. But when they persecute you in this city, flee you into another: for verily I say unto you, you shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come. The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.”
Jesus was telling his twelve disciples that they would go through persecutions, but to stay faithful until the end, and they would spend eternity with Him. That applies to us, as well.
MATTHEW 24:9-13
“ Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and you shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.”
Jesus was telling his apostles what would happen to them, and to other Christians throughout history. Most of the disciples were killed and many more Christians have been killed or imprisoned in many parts of the world for being Christ followers. Nevertheless, in spite of being persecuted we are to remain faithful to God until the end of our lives or until Jesus comes back for us. We are living in what is known as “the end times.” That means Jesus could come back at any time. Are you ready?
HEBREWS 3:12-14
“ Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. But exhort one another daily, while it is called Today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end.”
The writer of Hebrews was telling the people then, and is telling us to remain in faith and in Christ Jesus until the end. In most cases that is until we leave this world through death. If we remain being faithful to God until the end, we will spend eternity with Him and not in the lake of fire with the devil.
JAMES 1:12-15
“ Blessed is the man that endures temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempts he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it brings forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death.”
The person who does not yield to temptation and remains faithful until the end of his life will inherit the kingdom of God – will be saved. Will you be one of those? If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you do not have salvation. If that is your case you can remedy that by accepting Him now.

2 TIMOTHY 4:6-8
“ For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Finally there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give to me on that day: and not to me only, but also to all who have loved his appearing.”
The apostle Paul is telling his protégé Timothy that he is about ready to die, and to be with God because he has been faithful to do the will of God since he became a Christ follower. Paul was not always a Christian. That may be your case, but if you become one now, you will spend eternity with God. Aloud in faith and in humility pray the following prayer to God. He will hear you, and will receive you as His child.
“Father God, I repent of all my sins. I ask You to forgive me, as I believe, confess and declare that Jesus Christ Your Son suffered, died and resurrected on the third day to pay for my sins. I accept His sacrifice, and receive Him as my Lord and Savior. I also ask the Holy Spirit to live in me to guide me and protect me. I pray all this in the precious name of Your Son Jesus Christ. Thank You Father. Amen.”
If you prayed that prayer in faith, you are now a child of God and on your way to heaven. Send me Raul an email and let me know you prayed the prayer in faith. God bless you!
http://thelivinglights.com rlsalvation@sbcglobal.net (11/14/2019)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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