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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!
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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!
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THEY CALL RIGHT WRONG, AND WRONG RIGHT

The world has literally turned itself upside down. What is wrong they are calling it right, and what is right they are calling it wrong. The line between right and wrong has disappeared. Young children are thoroughly confused. They do not know who to believe or what to believe.

GENESIS 3:1-7

“Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’ ” Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 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. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.”
The serpent, which was the devil, in essence told Eve that evil was good and that good was evil, or that God was lying to them, and that he was their friend. Eve believed it, and therefore she and Adam disobeyed God and ate the fruit. Sin entered the world, and they were cast out of the garden of Eden.

ISAIAH 5:20

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”
Speaking through the prophet Isaiah, God is telling us that He will punish severely those who call evil good or good evil. That punishment will be everlasting suffering in the lake of fire.

ISAIAH 6:9-10

The prophet Isaiah went to heaven, whether in a vision or in reality I do not know, and he wrote what the Lord told him. Isaiah 6:9-10 – ““Go, and tell this people: ‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand; Keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’ “Make the heart of this people dull, and their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; Lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and return and be healed.”
Because the hearts of the people were hardened, God confused them, so that they did not know the difference between the truth and a lie, or the difference between right and wrong. Times have changed, but people have not. There are many people today who call wrong right and right wrong. Let’s hope you are not one of them. The difference between right and wrong is found in the Bible.

2 TIMOTHY 3:1-3

“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,”
The apostle Paul is teaching his young protégé Timothy. Because we are living in the last days people are lovers of themselves, and because of that they exchange God’s truths for their selfish lies. They call their evil sin good and the good according to God’s will they call evil.

2 TIMOTHY 4:2-4

“Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.”
The apostle Paul is telling his young disciple Timothy what will happen with people. They will make up their own truths and call good what is bad and bad what is good. That is exactly what is happening right now in the United States of America and in the world in general. The most popular and wealthiest evangelists are the ones who are lying to people. Guess what? People like to hear those lies because they make them feel good.
Do not go to church to hear how great you are, how God is going to bless you, or how your best days are ahead of you. That may or may not be true. You may have a serious accident coming out of church, or the doctor may tell you that you have incurable cancer. This life is not even a drop in the bucket compared to eternity. What you need to know is that if you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, have repented of your sins, and have asked God to forgive you, you will spend eternity rejoicing with God, and not in the lake of fire suffering with Satan and with all the people who have refused to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
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THE WORD OF GOD IS A LAMP UNTO MY FEET

We are living in a dark world that has been darkened by sin. The world was perfect, but when Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden, sin came into existence, and it disrupted God’s perfect environment. The only way for us to get out of the darkness is to let the word of God guide us as to how we should live.

1 JOHN 1:5-7

“This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.”
The darkness is sin, and the light is living a righteous life doing God’s will. Are you walking in the devil’s darkness, or are you walking in God’s light?

JAMES 1:17-18

“ Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits of His creatures.”
Since God is the Father of lights that makes us Christians the lights, and if we are the lights we ought to treat others with respect, the truth, love, compassion, mercy, forgiveness righteousness, grace and much more. Are you doing that?

PSALM 119:103-105

“How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
The psalmist is saying that he is guided by the word of God. It brings him out of the world’s darkness into God’s light. Let the word of God guide you, and not only will you have a good life here, but you will live eternally with God.

PROVERBS 6:20-23

“My son, keep your father’s command, and do not forsake the law of your mother. Bind them continually upon your heart; Tie them around your neck. When you roam, they will lead you; When you sleep, they will keep you; And when you awake, they will speak with you. For the commandment is a lamp, and the law a light; Reproofs of instruction are the way of life,”
The word of God is, of course, is found in the Bible, and it tells us what is wrong and what is right. From it we can know how to react to just about every single situation that may arise in our lives. It exposes the sin of this world by shining its light on it.

1 THESSALONIANS 5:5-7

“You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night.”
The apostle Paul was telling the Thessalonians, who were Christ followers, they were sons of light and of the day because they were Christ followers. The people who do not believe in Jesus Christ are living in darkness, and after the final judgment will be sent to the lake of fire to spend eternity there. Don’t be one of them! You can avoid hell and the lake of fire by accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior (John 14:6 and Romans 10:9).

JOHN 8:12

In John 8:12, Jesus told the Pharisees – the religious leaders- : “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” If we follow God’s commands we will not walk in sin or darkness, but rather in the light or holiness. In this life and in this world we will never be perfect, but we can try to do our best to live by the godly principles outlined in the Bible.
Since God is light, we ought to be guided by the light of His word, and if we are guided by it we will be doing God’s will. By doing God’s will not only will we lend a helping hand where needed, but we will also be bringing souls into the kingdom of God. Of course it is marvelous that we will spend eternity with God, but it is even better if we bring others with us.
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IT’S NOT RIGHT WITH GOD

Every society has different rules, regulations and traditions. Every society is different from the others, and, if that were not enough, every society keeps on changing according to the times and other factors that may be involved. What is right with one society is wrong with another, and what is wrong with one society is right with another. Unlike societies God never ever changes. He is the same Yesterday, today, and will be the same tomorrow (Hebrews 13:8).

PROVERB 14:12

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.”
Man justifies sin in his own mind, but sin is sin, and God will not condone it. Man will give excuses and justifications for sinning, but God cannot be mocked (Galatians 6:7). That “death” is not physical death, but everlasting separation from God – eternity in the lake of fire.

PROVERB 16:25

“There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”
The writer of proverbs is basically saying that what may seem right in man’s eyes in totally wrong in God’s eyes. Because it is wrong that person will be judged on Judgment Day, will be found guilty, and will experience God’s wrath eternally. Don’t let it be you!

PROVERB 21:2-3

“Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the hearts. To do righteousness and justice Is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.”
It does not matter if we do something and it is right in our own eyes, what matters is if it is right in God’s eyes.

PROVERB 16:2-3

“All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirits. Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established.”
Normally when a person does something, it is right in his or her eyes because he or she is looking at it from a personal perspective, but that person should look at it from God’s perspective. He or she may be surprised to find out that from God’s perspective it is wrong.

ISAIAH 55:8-9

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”
Since we do not have all the facts we do not have all answers, and because of that we can make wrong decisions. Since God has all the facts and all the answers He does not make wrong decisions. Before making any decision that could have repercussions we should pray to God

DO NOT LOOK AT YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES, LOOK AT JESUS

Most people make the mistake of looking at their circumstances, and being paralyzed by them. They have a big problem, and a small god, instead of having a big God and a little problem. They seem to forget that with God all things are possible (Mark 10:27).

EXODUS 14:10,

“And when Pharaoh drew near, the children of Israel lifted their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians marched after them. So they were very afraid, and the children of Israel cried out to the LORD.” 14:21-26…” Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided. So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. And the Egyptians pursued and went after them into the midst of the sea, all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen. Now it came to pass, in the morning watch, that the LORD looked down upon the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and cloud, and He troubled the army of the Egyptians. And He took off their chariot wheels, so that they drove them with difficulty; and the Egyptians said, “Let us flee from the face of Israel, for the LORD fights for them against the Egyptians.” Then the LORD said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the waters may come back upon the Egyptians, on their chariots, and on their horsemen.”
The Israelites were afraid because they were looking at their circumstances, and not at God. Moses was not afraid because he was looking at God.

1 KINGS 19:1-3

“And Ahab (the king) told Jezebel (his wife) all that (the prophet) Elijah had done, also how he had executed all the prophets with the sword – (He had killed 850 false prophets). Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time.” And when he saw that, he arose and ran for his life, and went to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.”
Because his eyes were on the Lord, the prophet Elijah had just killed 850 false prophets with his sword, and now that Jezebel threatened him, he ran scared because his eyes were no longer on the Lord, but on the circumstances.

1 SAMUEL 17:8-11 AND 17:45-49

“Then he (the giant Goliath) stood and cried out to the armies of Israel, and said to them, “Why have you come out to line up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and you the servants of Saul? Choose a man for yourselves, and let him come down to me. If he is able to fight with me and kill me, then we will be your servants. But if I prevail against him and kill him, then you shall be our servants and serve us.” And the Philistine said, “I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.” When Saul and all Israel heard these words of (Giant Goliath) the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.” 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”
The Jews were afraid of Goliath and the Philistines because they were looking at their circumstances. David, although he was a very young man at the time, was not afraid because he was looking at God.

NUMBERS 13:30-33

“Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.” And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”
Moses had sent twelve spies to go and check out the land of Canaan that God had given them, but they would have to defeat the inhabitants of the land. Caleb and Joshua knew that God was with them, and that the Israelites could defeat the giants of that place. The other ten spies were afraid because they were looking at the giants, not at God.

MATTHEW 26:69-75

“ Now Peter sat outside in the courtyard. And a servant girl came to him, saying, “You also were with Jesus of Galilee.” But he denied it before them all, saying, “I do not know what you are saying.” And when he had gone out to the gateway, another girl saw him and said to those who were there, “This fellow also was with Jesus of Nazareth.” But again he denied with an oath, “I do not know the Man!” And a little later those who stood by came up and said to Peter, “Surely you also are one of them, for your speech betrays you.” Then he began to curse and swear, saying, “I do not know the Man!” Immediately a rooster crowed. And Peter remembered the word of Jesus who had said to him, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” So he went out and wept bitterly.”
Peter denied Jesus three times because he was looking at his circumstances, and not a Jesus. Later on he did not deny Jesus. Tradition has it that when he was about to be martyred he asked to be crucified upside-down because he felt he wasn’t worthy to be crucified as Jesus did. After denying Jesus three times he began to focus on Jesus and not on his circumstances.
Are you focusing on your circumstances, or are you focusing on God? If you are focusing on your circumstances they may be too much for you to handle, but if you are focusing on Jesus everything is possible (Mark 10:27 and 9:23).
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LIVE BY THE WORD OF GOD

One of the main reasons God left us the Bible was so we could get to know Him. The reason some people do not know God is because they do not bother to read the Bible. Another reason God left us the Bible was so that we would know how to live our lives. God’s word has some guidelines for us just about in every subject.

2 TIMOTHY 3:16-17

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
All scripture came to the prophets and to other godly people directly from God. If we follow it, it equips us to live a godly life according to God’s will.

MATTHEW 6:33

“ But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
All these things refers to the necessities we need in this life – not necessarily our wants, nor our desires, but our needs. Philippians 4:16, explains it this way: “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

PSALM 119:46-50

“I will speak of Your testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed. And I will delight myself in Your commandments, which I love. My hands also I will lift up to Your commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on Your statutes. Remember the word to Your servant, upon which You have caused me to hope. This is my comfort in my affliction, for Your word has given me life.”
If we did not have the Bible, we would have no hope of eternal life with God or of receiving miracles. His word is alive, having the power to perform miracles, and to transform lives. One cannot access its power without faith because without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:60.

PSALM 119:102-105

“I have not departed from Your judgments, for You Yourself have taught me. How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Through Your precepts I get understanding; Therefore I hate every false way. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
The psalmist is really saying that he gladly, cheerfully and obediently is living by God’s word.
God’s word leads us in the right path! Are you guided by it?

1 JOHN 2:4-5

“He (the person) who says, “I know Him (God),” and does not keep His commandments , is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.”
If we do not live by God’s word, we are not really Christians. We are just fooling ourselves, and maybe even the world, but God cannot be deceived nor mocked (Galatians 6:7). \

PROVERBS 30:5-6

“Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Do not add to His words, lest He reprove you, and you be found a liar.”
Some evangelists and pastors are manipulating the word of God to get rich or to find favor with many people. They will be judged by God. If you live by God’s word you will be blessed not only with eternal life, but also in this world. You will find favor with people, and, of course, with God.

JOHN 8:51

“Most assuredly I (Jesus) say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death.”
Jesus was telling some unbelieving Jews that the true believers would not go through a spiritual death, which is really damnation, complete separation from God, and spending eternity in the lake of fire.
If you have never received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, regardless of how nice you may be, and to what religion you might be affiliated, how intelligent you might be, or how many good deeds you have done, you will wind up in the lake of fire suffering eternally. However, if you come out of the darkness into the light of God, you will spend eternity with God. If you sincerely do not want to spend eternity with the devil and his demons suffering in the lake of fire, put your trust in Jesus Christ. Read the following prayer. When you, more or less, understand it, pray it to God in a loud voice with all humility and sincerity. He will hear you, will forgive you, and will give you eternal life with Him.
“Father God, I know I have sinned and have been far from You. I repent and ask You to forgive me. I believe, declare and confess that Jesus is Your Son, that He suffered and died to pay for my sins. He resurrected on the third day, and is now at your right hand interceding for me. I ask Him to be my Lord and Savior, as well as asking the Holy Spirit to live in me. Father God, now that I am Your child You will guide me, protect me and bless me. Thank You, Father! Amen.”
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Scriptures

 

1 JOHN 3:8

“He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.”
If you are sinning on purpose, and you think it is macho, funny or the thing to do you will wind up in the lake of fire suffering forever and ever. However if you repent, ask God to forgive you, receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, and do not sin on purpose anymore, God will forgive you and give you eternal life with Him.

1 JUAN 3:8

“El que practica el pecado es del diablo; porque el diablo peca desde el principio. Para esto apareció el Hijo de Dios, para deshacer las obras del diablo.”
Si estás pecando a propósito, y piensas que eso es muy macho, divertido o que es lo que se debe hacer para ser popular, vas a terminar sufriendo en el lago de fuego toda una eternidad. Sin embargo si te arrepientes, le pides perdón a Dios, recibes a Jesucristo como tu Señor y Salvador, y ya no pecas a propósito, Dios te perdona y te da vida eterna con él.

PROVERB 26:4

“Do not answer a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him.”
The meaning is simple: Do not fall into the trap of arguing with somebody who does not know what he is talking about or is dogmatic about a certain philosophy, politics, religion or way of thinking. My grandmother used to say, “Let there be one crazy person and not two.”

PROVERBIO 26:4

‘Nunca respondas al necio en conformidad a su necedad, para que no seas tú también como él.”
El significado es obvio: No caigas en la trampa de discutir con alguien algo en que él es ignorante, o es dogmático en su manera de pensar sobre alguna filosofía, política, religión, o modo de razonar. Mi abuela decía, “Mejor que haya un loco y no dos.”

ISAIAH 5:20-21

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!”
This needs no explanation. God is very clear in what He means.

ISAíAS 5:20-21

“!!Ay de los que a lo malo dicen bueno, y a lo bueno malo; que hacen de la luz tinieblas, y de las tinieblas luz; que ponen lo amargo por dulce, y lo dulce por amargo! !!Ay de los sabios en sus propios ojos, y de los que son prudentes delante de sí mismos!”
No necesita explicación. Dios es muy claro en lo que dice aquí,

ROMANS 8:18

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”
What the apostle Paul is telling us is that no matter what we go through in this lifetime it is well worth it because we are going to spend eternity with God, instead of in the lake of fire with the devil and his demons. Will you spend eternity with God?

ROMANOS 8:18

“Pues tengo por cierto que las aflicciones del tiempo presente no son comparables con la gloria venidera que en nosotros ha de manifestarse.”
El apóstol Pablo nos dice que no importa que tan difíciles sean las dificultades que suframos en esta vida, ya que vamos a pasar la eternidad con nuestro Dios, y no con el diablo y sus demonios en el lago de fuego. ¿Vas a pasar la eternidad con Dios?

PROVERB 11:19-21

“As righteousness leads to life, so he who pursues evil pursues it to his own death. Those who are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the LORD, but the blameless in their ways are His delight. Though they join forces, the wicked will not go unpunished; But the posterity of the righteous will be delivered.”
God loves a righteous person, but dislikes the wicked ones. Be a good person, and it will go well for you on this life, as well as in eternity.

PROBERBIO 11:19-21

“Como la justicia conduce a la vida, así el que sigue el mal lo hace para su muerte. Abominación son a Jehová los perversos de corazón; Mas los perfectos de camino le son agradables. Tarde o temprano, el malo será castigado; Mas la descendencia de los justos será librada.”
Dios ama a los perfectos de camino, pero odia a los perversos. Camina recto en tus caminos, y te irá bien en esta vida y en la venidera

1 THESSALONIANS 5:9-10

“ For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.”
God only wants what is good for us. He wants each and everyone of us to spend eternity with Him. Salvation is free, but it is not automatic. You have to accept Jesus Christ in your life as your Lord and Savior. If you do that, He will forgive all your sins, cleanse you, and allow you to spend eternity with Him, instead of spending it in “the lake of fire” with the devil and his demons.

1 TESALONICENSES 5:9-10

“ Porque no nos ha puesto Dios para ira, sino para alcanzar salvación por medio de nuestro Señor Jesucristo, quien murió por nosotros para que ya sea que velemos, o que durmamos, vivamos juntamente con él.”
Dios solamente quiere lo que es bueno para nosotros. Su deseo es que cada uno de nosotros pasemos la eternidad con él. La salvación es gratis, pero no nos llega automáticamente. Tenemos que aceptar a Jesucristo como nuestro Señor y Salvador. Si lo haces, Dios perdonará todos tus pecados, te limpiará completamente, y te permitirá que pases la eternidad con él, en vez de pasarla en el lago de fuego con el diablo y sus demonios.

1 THESSALONIANS 5:14-15

“Now we exhort you, brothers, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all. See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all.”
For obvious reasons the apostle Paul was admonishing the Thessalonians, and it also applies to us here in our country, and in these modern times. We should act in love as much as it is possible to us. We can only do that if we try to be more like Jesus, and less like ourselves or like other human beings who are just out to please themselves.

1 TESALONICENSES 5:14-15

“También les rogamos, hermanos, que amonesten a los ociosos, que alienten a los de poco ánimo, que sostengan a los débiles, que sean pacientes para con todos. Miren que ninguno pague a otro mal por mal; antes sigan siempre lo bueno unos para con otros, y para con todos.”
Por razones obvias el apóstol Pablo estaba amonestando a los tesalonicenses, pero también es para nosotros en este país y en estos tiempos. Debemos actuar cariñosamente siempre y cuando sea posible. Solamente lo podemos lograr si tratamos de ser más como Jesucristo y menos como nosotros o como otros seres humanos quienes sólo viven para satisfacerse.

PHILIPPIANS 4:12-13

“ I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
The apostle Paul is exhorting us to be flexible and adjust to the different circumstances knowing that through Christ Jesus just about everything is possible for us. Read Mark 9:23 and 10:27.

FILIPENSES 4:12-13

“Sé vivir humildemente, y sé tener abundancia; en todo y por todo estoy enseñado, así para estar saciado como para tener hambre, así para tener abundancia como para padecer necesidad.
Todo lo puedo en Cristo que me fortalece.”
Así como dice el apóstol Pablo debemos ser flexibles y ajustarnos a cualquier circunstancia sabiendo que por medio de Jesucristo todo es posible para nosotros. Lea Marcos 9:23 y 10:27.

JOHN 8:32 AND 8:36

“Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” John 8:36 – “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”
What is the truth? The truth is that Jesus is God, that He died to pay for our sins, that He is the only way to heaven, and that if we repent and accept Him as our Lord and Savior He will cover us with His grace, then we will spend eternity with Him, and not with the devil in the lake of fire.

JUAN 8:32 Y 8:36

“Y conocerán la verdad, y la verdad los libertará.” Juan 8:36 – “Así que, si el Hijo los liberta serán verdaderamente libres.’
¿Cuál es la verdad? La verdad es que Jesucristo es Dios, que murió para pagar por nuestros pecados, que él es el único camino al cielo, y que si nos arrepentimos y lo aceptamos como nuestro Señor y Salvador nos cubre con su gracia, y entonces pasaremos la eternidad con él, y no con el diablo en el lago de fuego.

PROVERBS 4:20-22

“My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.”
We ought to live following the precepts, suggestions, examples and commands by the word of God. If we do that, not only will we have eternal life with God, but it will also go well for us on this life.

PROVERBIOS 4:20-22

“Hijo mío, está atento a mis palabras; Inclina tu oído a mis razones. No se aparten de tus ojos;
Guárdalas en medio de tu corazón; Porque son vida a los que las hallan, y medicina a todo su cuerpo.”
Debemos seguir los preceptos, sugerencias, ejemplos y mandatos en la palabra de Dios. Si hacemos eso, no tan sólo tendremos vida eterna, sino que no irá bien en esta vida.

PHILIPPIANS 2:9-11

“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him (Jesus) and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” The time will come on Judgment Day that every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. If you have never done it, do it now, so you can go to heaven, and do not wait until you are forced to do it on your way to the lake of fire.

FILIPENSES 2:9-11

“Por eso Dios lo exaltó (a Jesucristo) hasta lo sumo y le otorgó el nombre que está sobre todo nombre, para que ante el nombre de Jesús se doble toda rodilla en el cielo y en la tierra y debajo de la tierra, y toda lengua confiese que Jesucristo es el Señor, para gloria de Dios Padre.”
El tiempo llegará en el Día del Juicio cuando toda rodilla se doblará, y toda lengua confesará que Jesucristo es Dios. Si nunca lo has hecho, hazlo ahorita mismo, para que puedas ir al cielo, y no esperes hasta que seas forzado a declararlo en camino al lago de fuego.

MATTHEW 6:19-21

“ Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Treasures on earth on earthly possessions, which are meaningless in eternity. Treasures in heaven are souls. In other words we are supposed to bring people into the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

MATEO 6:19-21

“ No se hagan tesoros en la tierra, donde la polilla y el orín corrompen, y donde ladrones minan y hurtan; sino hagan tesoros en el cielo, donde ni la polilla ni el orín corrompen, y donde ladrones no minan ni hurtan. Porque donde esté su tesoro, allí estará también su corazón.”
Los tesoros terrenales son las posesiones que acumulamos aquí, y los tesoros celestiales son las almas que ganamos para el reino de Dios. En otras palabras debemos traer gente al conocimiento redentor y salvador de Jesucristo.

PSALM 135:14-18

“For the LORD will judge His people, and He will have compassion on His servants. The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but they do not speak; Eyes they have, but they do not see; They have ears, but they do not hear; nor is there any breath in their mouths. Those who make them are like them; So is everyone who trusts in them.” God is telling us not to worship idols. The one God we should worship is the Divine Trinity, which is Father God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Any other person or object you may be worshiping will send you to hell. Don’t let that happen to you!

SALMO 135:14-18

“Porque Jehová juzgará a su pueblo, y se compadecerá de sus siervos. Los ídolos de las naciones son plata y oro, obra de manos de hombres. Tienen boca, y no hablan; Tienen ojos, y no ven; Tienen orejas, y no oyen; Tampoco hay aliento en sus bocas. Semejantes a ellos son los que los hacen.” Aquí Dios nos dice que no adoremos ídolos. Al único que debemos adorar es Dios Trino – Dios Padre, Dios Hijo Jesucristo, y el Espíritu Santo. Cualquier otra persona u objeto que adores te mandará al infierno. ¡No permitas que eso te suceda!

 

FIVE CHRISTIAN MOVIE SCRIPTS

LEDESMA, RAUL

2718 Decoy Drive, Sparks, NV 89436

Phone:  (775)762-6008 or (775) 626-4287

rlsalvation@sbcglobal.net or  rlsalvation@gmail.com

SYNOPSIS OF 5 MOVIE SCRIPTS

 

The Little Black Angel

The story starts in 1900 in a hospital in the deep segregated South, where Melinda, a white prejudiced woman who had seen the black people living and working as slaves all her life, gives birth to a black baby girl. She is completely surprised and mad at the same time because she cannot understand why this happened to her.  Immediately because of her hatred for black people, she rejects the child and makes life miserable for her husband, the child and everybody around her. The child turns out to be very sweet and talented, but suffers tremendously because of her mother’s complete indifference and rejection toward her. The only reason the marriage survives is because the husband is extremely benevolent and suffers in silence, not only because his wife rejects the child, but because she also rejects him blaming him for the child’s skin color.  Not being able to keep the secret any longer, Melinda’s mother on her death bed tells Melinda that years ago she had an affair with a black man and that Melinda is the product of that love affair. It takes Melinda completely by surprise knowing that her daughter is black because of her genes and not because of her husband’s.  She cries uncontrollably knowing that instead of being the innocent victim, as she presumed to be for so many years, she had been the guilty one.  As difficult as it is for her because of her character, she makes an attempt to sincerely repent.  She apologizes to her husband and daughter for being so mean to them all those years.  The husband and the daughter, who is now almost an adult, forgive her because all they have been seeking all along is for her to receive their love and to acknowledge them as her family.

 

Love Prevails

The story starts in Hollister, California in 1945 when Mary, a Christian woman, who has been trying to get pregnant for many years, has a dream and in that dream Jesus appears to her and tells her that she is going to have twin boys.  She does not know if it’s only a wishful-thinking dream or if it’s a real one from God. Within the next few months she has more dreams and God tells her to name the children Elijah and Elisha after the two prophets. The children are born and the couple is extremely happy. Then in 1947 many bikers come to town disrupting the peace and quiet of a sleepy town and putting the family in danger.  The movie, “The Wild One,” starring Marlon Brando was based on that. The story stays in Northern California going up to the 1970’s.  It focuses on the Christian upbringing the family gives their twin boys in which they teach them to live entirely by faith.  The first test to challenge their faith comes when the family doctor tells Jack, the father, that he has terminal cancer and that he has only a few months to live. The news is totally unexpected and Jack receives it almost in total disbelief.  He asks himself and God the usual question:  “Why is this happening to me just when everything was going so well?”  Doubts begin to crowd every other thought out of his mind.  Because of unconfessed sin, the demon of cancer has entered his body.

The twins, who are now attending the university, come home for the summer.  As they find out that the father has cancer, they begin to fast and pray with their parents.  One day, Elijah – one of the twins prays over his father.  He rebukes the spirit of cancer, who talks back to him, but has no choice but to come out in the name of Jesus.  Jack, the father, is completely healed leaving the doctor confused as to how he was healed from terminal cancer.

As the boys are returning back to the university ORU the plane crashes, but just before it does the boys pray for God to protect them.  Many passengers die, but as a miracle from God the boys are completely unharmed.   The story ends as both of the boys return home and establish their professional lives.  Good prevails over evil and love prevails over everything else.

 

 

From Spain To Israel

The story starts in 1492 when, because of racial hatred for the Jews because of their refusal to convert to Catholicism,  they are expelled from Spain. They are given three choices; convert to Catholicism, leave the country or be incarcerated. Some of them for not complying are killed or injured by the knights. Then the story continues in the 1920’s when a Jewish family, looking for a place to practice their religion and for better financial opportunities, leaves Spain and moves to Mexico.  In Ensenada, Baja California they succeed for a while as sheep ranchers, but then they encounter violence because the Mexicans have not forgotten that the Spaniards plundered their land.  On top of that, at that time, there are still many wealthy Spaniards raising sheep and paying the Mexican peasants very low wages for taking care of the sheep. The Mexican peasants resent that, but they have no choice since they are extremely poor.  Their child Aviel is taunted and beaten up by Mexican children because they consider him to be a Spaniard who does not belong to the Catholic religion.  The hatred against them grows to the point where the locals burn their house down and want to kill them.  As they see the locals approaching their house at night with torches, they flee for their lives. The family goes to Tijuana where the father is killed by a drunk. Eventually the wife, Chava, remarries.  A Mexican-American pastor, whom she met when they prayed for a dead Mexican child who had been run over by a car and as a result of their faith and prayer God revived him, asked her to marry him. She does and they move to the United States.  Aviel grows up in the United States and having seen hatred against his people most of his life and having seen God perform miracles, becomes a pastor in the US, gets married to a Jewish girl and by God’s will they relocate to Israel in 1948 where they see the birth of a new nation.  Together they start the first Christian church in the new nation of Israel.

The story is very realistic because it does follow history.  It has love, hatred, friendships, family relationships and miracles because of their faith in God.

 

The Unwanted Ones

In 13th century England, a wealthy childless and unbelieving couple who has never heard from God hears from Him through dreams. At first they don’t know what to make of it, but as the dreams keep reoccurring they not only begin to believe and have faith in God, but they take action.   They are told to leave everything behind, to build a cabin in Sherwood Forest, to rescue twelve urchins from the streets of Nottingham and raise them in the woods as if they were their own, teaching them how to become productive Christian citizens by learning to be responsible, by loving themselves, loving others and loving God.  Each individual child as well as each adult goes through the growing process of learning how to live in a primitive environment,  how to work as a team,  who they really are, how to establish a relationship with God, how to grow in faith and how to depend on God for everything. In the process they encounter many challenges that brings out the best or the worst in each one of them. Some of the dangers they overcome are poisonous snakes, dangerous bears and bobcats. Other obstacles are:  Robin Hood and his men, who threaten them, but then become their friends,  hard work and a strong discipline.  Because some of the children are in danger and have not yet fully believed in God, Jesus appears to them to protect them and to let them know that He is real. This not only affirms the faith of the children, but it also reaffirms the faith of the adults, who are also going through the process of learning to live God’s way.

This story has everything:  Doubt, faith, lack of discipline, discipline, love, fear, grit, compassion, danger and much more.

 

God Has No Boundaries

God’s love, protection, forgiveness and authority have no boundaries as it is demonstrated in this story, which deals with a current situation that many families are facing today.  It starts in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico where an American pastor and his wife have made intimate connections with the local Mexican people. Because of the dire situation in Mexico, the pastor and his wife illegally and successfully smuggled a young Mexican family into the US.  If they had been caught they would be facing jail or prison time.  They would be considered “coyotes,” people who smuggle illegal aliens into our country. The young couple comes with two small children.  By borrowing birth certificates from parents of American children who had died, the parents are able to enroll the children in school with fake names. The children adjust quite well, but the parents are forced to live in the shadows, as if they were criminals.  Pastor Bill takes Memo, the Mexican man, to Utah where they are giving driver’s licenses to illegal aliens. On their way to Utah they find a man who has died in an automobile accident and has gone to hell.  They pray for him, his soul comes back to his body and his injuries are completely healed.  Once Memo has his license, he is able to use a pickup to do yard maintenance work. However, Memo and the family still live in constant fear of being deported. Tito, Memo’s oldest son, asks an American girl to a high school dance.  She goes with him because she likes him, but her grandfather is opposed to the whole thing because he is totally prejudiced against Mexican people, but since her grandmother likes the boy everything turns out OK.  After quite a few years of living in this country, Memo and his wife are caught by immigration officers and are sent to an immigration detention camp near San Diego.  Their two sons, who are now teenagers, with help from the pastor, his congregation and from God manage to get their parents released.

Many Hispanic families are facing similar problems right now.  Families are separated, children are left without their parents, wives are left without husbands and husbands are left without wives.  As long as Mexico, the Central American and the South American countries remain third-world countries the problem will remain.  There are no protagonists or antagonists, but there are many victims on both sides of the border.