Audio Length: 37:56 Ministered @ Grace Community Church, Arroyo Hondo New Mexico
Jesus Christ is Life! Without Jesus Christ we have not life! Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and THE LIFE! Jesus Christ is The Resurrection and THE LIFE! Jesus Christ beat death and so will we if, we remain in Jesus Christ. Though we die, yet we shall live as long as we abide in Jesus Christ!
We were dead in sins, but through Jesus Christ we have been resurrected back to our original design from the Garden of Eden; having fellowship with God without hindrance of sin. The Wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23).
Therefore we are raised to life in Jesus Christ, into a new man, a new woman based upon God’s original design. God has given us a road map to eternal life and the Holy Bible is it. There is no other road map, there is no other compass to point the way to eternal life
Opening Scripture John 6:68 Then Simon Peter answered Him, Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life.
John 16:7-15 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send Him unto you.
Jesus Christ, after His ascension, sent the Holy Spirit, His Comforter back to earth so born-again Christians can have fellowship with God. To hear from Jesus Christ audibly and through His Word.
He’s given the Holy Spirit to teach us the truth. To empower us to live right, to live holy according to Gods holy and righteous standards. And He also anoints us to convince people of the truth of the Holy Bible
And when He is come, He will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on Me; Of righteousness, because I go to My Father, and ye see Me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when He, the Spirit of Truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will shew you things to come.
He shall glorify Me: for He shall receive of Mine, and shall shew it unto you. All things that the Father hath are Mine: therefore said I, that He shall take of Mine, and shall shew it unto you.
You see, Jesus Christ speaks to the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit shows us the truth and things to come because He does not act according to His own will.
Even though Jesus Christ has the words of eternal life, The Holy Spirit also has the words of eternal life. Because He is the One who inspired holy men to write the Holy Bible (the words of eternal life) whom God the Father and of His Son (Jesus Christ) spoke. That’s why we say that the Holy Bible is God breathed because God spoke it and the Holy Spirit inspired it.
Just as God breathed the breath of life into the nostrils of Adam and he became a living soul (Genesis 2:7), so also God breaths life into the nostrils of our hearts and we become born-again by the Holy Spirit in Jesus Christ (John 3:5-8). The Holy Spirit also gives life to the message when the Holy Bible is preached right.
Any Christian can live successfully on a daily basis, living according to the Holy Bible without fail as it is written. If it were impossible to live according to the holy standards of the Holy Bible, than God Most High, Jesus Christ (His only begotten Son) and the Holy Spirit would never had taught, righteousness, holiness, and the narrow way!
Jesus would never have taught, “be ye perfect as My heavenly Father is perfect” (Matthew 5:48)
If total repentance from all sinning were not possible, Jesus Christ would not have preached, “the Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe in the Gospel!” (Mark 1:15)
Nor would He had preached, “repent or perish” (Luke 13:1-5)
If total repentance were not possible, Jesus Christ would never had said to the sick man (John 5:1-15) and adulterous woman (John 8:1-11) whom did not have the Holy Spirit “Go and sin no more.”
If living a godly and holy life according to Gods standards of the Holy Bible were not possible, then the Holy Spirit spoken by the Apostle Paul would not had taught:
Roman’s 6:1-3 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into His death?
Romans 12:1-3 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Nor would God reveal, those who will not enter Heaven, unless sinners repent, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
Neither would God preach to the masses through His prophets in days of old and the Apostle Paul in, 2 Corinthians 6:17-18 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
If total repentance were not possible, the Holy Spirit would not had ministered through the Apostle Paul, Galatians 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
The Holy Spirit would never had taught, Hebrews 12:12-14 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed. Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord
If this were not so, Jesus Christ would never had ministered, “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.” (Matthew 5:8)
If it were not possible to live this life holy and pleasing to God as our reasonable service, then the Apostle John would never had ministered by the Holy Spirit the Gospel this way,
1 John 3:1-10 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not.
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is. And every man that hath this hope in Him purifieth himself, even as He is pure.
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. And ye know that He was manifested to take away our sins; and in Him is no sin. Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen Him, neither known Him.
Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for His seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
Or James preaching by the Holy Spirit, James 2:14-26 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
It takes faith not only to be saved but also to live right according to the Holy Bible. Therefore, repent and be born again, love God, love your neighbor, walk in the Spirit of God, keep yourself unspotted from the world (James 1:27).
For this is how born-again Christians make our call and election sure. This is the road map to getting right and staying right with God. Getting ready and staying ready, knowing by this, your salvation is sure
This is how born-again Christians love the Lord with all our hearts, minds, strength and soul. This is how we pick up the cross and follow Jesus Christ as Lord daily.
This is also part of keeping His commandments because we Love Him who loves us first and gave Himself for us, for the remission of our sins, to reconcile us with God His Father in order to have a real salvation/relationship with God and walk with Jesus Christ, empowered by His Holy Spirit.
So let no one deceive you with empty words of human wisdom and reasoning. This is how born-again Christian’s abide in Jesus Christ and be ready for His appearing. Not because we want to be saved, but its because we are saved. This is the narrow way that few will find (Matthew 7:13-14).
And if we choose not to live according the holy standards of the Holy Bible, reject the way of the Lord, or choose not to heed, than God will cut us off from the vine and wither. Be cast into the fire and is burned (the lake of fire) forever and ever (John 15:6/Revelation 20:15).
There are only two paths, 2 choices, 2 destinations, based upon one choice, Heaven or Hell… These are the words to eternal life