Thursday, July 31, 2014

Are you born again?

I want to share a quick message with you and give you scriptural evidence on what it means to be born again. There is a common misconception in Christianity today that the moment one believes in Jesus he/she is born again. Even though this has truth to it, it is plainly obvious that not everyone who believes in Jesus is born again or a child of God. There is a start difference between those with genuine faith and those who have not the faith of Christ. Remember the parable of the seed and the 4 grounds it was dropped on. Below are some scriptural evidences of being born again.
1)      You love the brethren- 1Jn 3:10  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.
2)      You love the Word of God- 2Th 2:10  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 2Th 2:11  And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 2Th 2:12  That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
3)      You fear God and understand His Holiness- Pro 9:10  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
4)      Does not commit sin, keeps himself, and overcomes the world- 1Jn 3:8  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. 1Jn 3:9  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. 1Jn 5:18  We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. 1Jn 5:4  For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
5)      He practices righteousness- 1Jn 3:6  Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. 1Jn 3:7  Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
1Jn 3:8  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.

These are a few things that you should have and believe. You have been called by God separated from the world. Called unto Holiness. You cannot afford to believe lies or any error. You will discern truth from error. Jesus means everything to you. You will bear fruit unto God to perfection. Grow in grace and love and may the Lord Jesus bless you today.


James Peters

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Modern Christianity: False Converts

Modern Christianity- Yesterday I touched on false prophets and what they desire from the flock. To recap it is simply to take their money and destroy their souls. Some do this willingly and KNOWINGLY others do it out of ignorance because they are deceiving and being deceived. False prophets are from the wicked one their goal is to keep you in sin so that you cannot find your way to the true living God through His Son Jesus Christ. Here are a few scriptures about them.
2Ti 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
Mat_7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Mat_24:11 and many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Mat_24:24 for there shall arise false Christ’s, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Characteristics- Heresy (Error against written Word), cannot cease from sin, eyes full of lust for material world, lovers of money, deny the power of Godliness, and speak evil against truth.
2Pe 2:1 but there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2Pe 2:2 and many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. (Take this to heart)
2Pe 2:3 and through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
2Pe 2:14 having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
2Ti 3:5 having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Turn away from these men. Run.
False Converts- These are more difficult to spot. They are everywhere. They surround the false prophet/ teacher. They love his carnal preaching and lack of warning and teaching against sin and for Holiness. They are not serving Jesus and love pleasure more than God. They talk the talk but inwardly their hearts are wicked and they have never been called. Below are some scriptures about them. Again some are doing this out of ignorance others knowingly. They hate the remnant and elect of God and hate anything to do with genuine true faith and Holiness. They want nothing to do with the Holy Spirit or Jesus and love the counterfeit.
Mat 7:21 not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Mat 7:22  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Mat 7:23  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Mat 5:11  Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Mat 5:12  Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. (They hate true Godly men.)
2Co 6:14  Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? (They don’t mind hanging out with non-Christians they enjoy it. They care not for their soul only their fellowship.)
2Co 13:5  Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? (They refuse to examine their faith to see if they know Jesus. They refuse to believe the written Word of God especially doctrines that lead to Holiness and perfection.)
1Jn 4:6  We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. (They have the spirit of error not the spirit of Christ)
My dear readers I tell you this because it is vital in these last days to examine yourself. Make certain you are in the faith and then lead others to Christ and to closer intimacy with God for your Christian brothers. Remember not everyone is of Christ who tells you they are and if they be not of Christ they don’t want you to be either. Their secret hearts are kept unknown until the Day of Judgment when they will be cast out forever. But I believe better of you my friends. May your heart be kept warm in the love of Christ. May His love burn in you brighter and brighter until that great day.

Yours Truly,

James Peters

Monday, July 28, 2014

Modern Christianity (False Teachers)

The times that we live in sadden me. I look all around and everywhere I go or see it is preachers who preach a false doctrine or mutter small or huge errors against the Word of God. Even when you see preachers talking of Holiness almost always you hear them backtrack and say but no one is perfect. Everyone sins every single day. Jesus said it best in the book of Luke. Luk 18:8  I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? Jesus wonders if he will find anyone with true genuine faith when he returns for His people. These words of Christ should alarm you. They should wake you up and make you think about those around you who profess to be Christians but in fact may be as blind as the sinners next to you or worse much worse just like the Pharisees in Jesus day. Thinking they have God when in reality they are blind to the truth.

False Prophets- You see I live in America and here in this land there is a famine for the true Word of God. Very few churches have preachers that will teach and preach the full gospel. Most are in it for the money or position. They care not for the souls of God’s flock and when push comes to shove they lead many straight to hell. True prophets and men of God have a duty to the church and the lost. That is to win souls and lead the church to bring fruit to perfection. False prophets however cannot help you bear fruit because they are themselves barren and dead. Wells without water. True ministers of God lead you to perfection. Death to self where Christ can live through you and change the world around you. Read below.
Luk 8:14  And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
Heb 13:20  Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
Heb 13:21  Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Jas_1:4  But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
2Ti_3:17  That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
Php_3:15  Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.
Col_1:28  Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
Mat_5:48  Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Luk_6:40  The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.
Joh_17:23  I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
Rev 2:1  Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
Rev 2:2  I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
Rev 2:3  And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
Rev 2:4  Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
Rev 2:5  Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
Rev 2:6  But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
We must overcome all sin lest we perish. It is time to repent and turn from sin back to Jesus. Go back to your first love. Let the Holy Spirit be your guide into all truth. I will speak a little more on this subject tomorrow. May you be found hidden in Jesus on that great day.

Your brother in Christ Jesus,