Friday, December 31, 2010

The Small And The Great



Today me and my husband were praying and I heard these words: "The Little Ones Will Be Great And The Great Will Disappear".

These words reminded me of the humble and the proud and also the ones who are simple, have no name, are not recognized, are not famous and are despised and put aside, the Lord will lift them up and make them known, make them great in His kingdom. The ones who think they are great, famous, wise, recognized and important will be brought down low by the Lord's hands, for He is the Greatest of us all!

Matthew 23:12 - And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.

James 4:10 - Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.

Proverbs 29:23 - A man’s pride will bring him low, But the humble in spirit will retain honor.

Matthew 18:4 - Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

1 Corinthians 1:27-29 - But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence.

I believe the Lord is already preparing the little ones for the great harvest. He is equipping them with His love, power, authority and grace for the harvest of a multitude of people that He chose for salvation.

That is why we should be accounted with the humble for the humble will be exalted by God in this age and in the age to come!

May this word bless you,

In Christ,
Cynthia R. Palmer

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

What Do You Want Me To Do For You?


Today I was cleaning the bathroom and these words came to me: " The Worst Blind Is The One Who Does Not Want To See". And after this I was reminded of the passage of Mark 10 where Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus which says:

Mark 10:46-52
Now they came to Jericho. As He went out of Jericho with His disciples and a great multitude, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the road begging.And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Then many warned him to be quiet; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called. Then they called the blind man, saying to him, “Be of good cheer. Rise, He is calling you.”And throwing aside his garment, he rose and came to Jesus. So Jesus answered and said to him, “What do you want Me to do for you? The blind man said to Him, “Rabboni, that I may receive my sight.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road.

I see clearly in the passage of Mark 10 that Jesus knew that the man wanted to be healed, but why would He ask the blind man this question: What do you want Me to do for you? Why do you think He asked this to the man? Don't you think that He knows everything even before we think? YES. He does! But I believe He was really testing the man's faith and also wanted the man to say what He really desired for his life ,which was to be healed, for he replied: " Rabboni, that I may receive my sight.” So, Jesus not only healed the vision of this man, but He also healed the understanding of that man, the heart of that man, because the Scriptures say that right after he received his sight he followed Jesus, which means he started serving God. So, this man not only received his physical blessing but also the spiritual blessing that the Lord had for him.

And the question here today for me and you is: "What do you want Me to do for you?" Do you have a quick answer as that man had? or you still have to think about what you want from Jesus? If you still do not know what you want from Jesus, start meditating on that and be prepared to listen to Him and be careful not to miss the day of your visitation.

May this word bless your soul today and forever,

In Christ,
Cynthia R. Palmer

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Prophetic Word From Brazil!

This is a word we received from a dear sister in Brazil, please pray about it and seek the face of the Lord for confirmation from Him. We pray that every soul who names the name of Jesus will prepare themselves for the times ahead.

Love In Christ,
Tyrone & Cynthia

"Many of His people who are not obedient will have cancer this year for their lack of repentance. Many the Lord will use to heal because they will repent, but many will die.

The Lord is lifting up many soldiers at this time in the whole earth, and He says: 'Time to prepare, seek my face more, fast more, read my word more, humble yourself more'.

'Warn my people that the One who is to come will come and will be soon!'

'Preach the truth and solely the truth, do not ornament what I speak because of appearances, because of friendships, Preach what I speak, do not change my words.'

Many bad things will come against those who call themselves Christians and are not.

Whoever really belongs to Him will stand it all, who does not belong to Him will NOT stand. Just those who are real Christians will stand in these bad days.

God is calling the soldiers of the last hour, He will call, equip and send them out."

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Prophecy Of Joel 2:28-32 Is BEING Fulfilled!

Joel 2:28-32

"And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions. And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. “And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD. And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, As the LORD has said, Among the remnant whom the LORD calls."

These scriptures in Joel began to be fulfilled on the day of Pentecost over two thousand years ago, and they continue to be fulfilled because we are still in the last days! Notice God did not say in the last DAY, but 'DAYS', plural, meaning many.

1st John 2:18

"Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour."

1st Peter 4:7

"But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers."

Take another look at these scriptures:

“And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD."

And I will show wonders in the heavens:






And in the earth:



Blood and fire and pillars of smoke:



The sun shall be turned to darkness:


And the moon into blood:



Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord:


Are You Ready For His Return?

Abiding In Him,
Tyrone

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Word From The Spirit & Dreams

Two days ago I heard the Holy Spirit say, "Come Lord Jesus".

This Word bears witness to the times we are living in and the scriptures in Revelation 22:17,20

"And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely."

"He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!"

Dream 1: In this first dream I saw two young boys sitting in a little room, and they were looking at their fathers in prison on a t.v. monitor. The two men were sitting in the same chair, one was young and the other was older, the younger man was sitting on the lap of the older, they were hugging each other, and they seemed like father and son, or brothers, but I got the sense they were family members. Then I heard the prison guards say over the loud speakers, "Warning!!! This Is Your Last Chance!!" When the men heard this, the younger man looked at the older and starting cursing saying, "I don't want to hear this!" -End-

Dream 2: After I dozed off I dreamed about being prepared to be sent out, I saw many people, all of them had cars, and packed inside of one young girls car was all kinds of steak meat shrink wrapped in plastic packages, the car was completely filled up with meat. I walked over to the man that was showing me the girls car and I looked at him and said, "I'll take her with me", but he told me no, and gave me another girl to take and I got upset about it, but I calmed down and then we walked over to my car. -End-

The Lord is speaking to family members and those in bondage to Satan, time is running out and His judgments will fall in this nation, repent, believe the good news, and be born again for the salvation of your soul.

Abiding In The Fathers Love,
Tyrone

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Great BOOM And A Vision Accompanied

Today at 3:40am I woke up with “another” very loud BOOM (like a great explosion, but this one was accompanied of a little longer sound kind of missing itself in the air like a jet)

The sound was very awakening for me.

Then, my husband woke up and stood up to open our black curtain to see what was going on, so he opened a little part of the curtain only, but above the curtain on the “concrete” part above the curtains in our bedroom, I had a vision , so vivid as I had never seen before.

I saw a isosceles trapezoid format , very clear to be this format with horizontal lines like a little vent in the middle (blinders horizontal lines), but this inside was transparent to my eyes, because I could see the colors interchangeably changing: LIGHT GREEN AND DARK RED, LIGHT GREEN AND DARK RED without stopping and I was telling my husband look, look, look I see this vision!

Green Like This:









Red Like This:
(This is the exact way I saw the vision, but it was in a trapezoid format and the green color was first and after the red one!)









Even while this vision was happening for it took a while to disappear, I was thinking about what this could be and I thought: green, red, green, red, and in my mind it came like a green/red flag and right away I kind of saw an emblem as a shield format in the middle of this flag with a white horse kind of standing up from its paws in the air in the middle of this shield emblem. And when this shield emblem appeared to me in my mind with the white horse inside it, I thought about GERMANY. And it ended up that we researched about the flags and we found one green/red/white horse inside a shield emblem with Nordhrein flag, a state in Germany.

Exactly this shield emblem format + the white horse inside:

I took this last picture from this link:

http://www.religiousforums.com/forum/general-debates/46128-county-town-coat-arms-shield.html

I am not sure if this is really a flag, it just happened to come to me as if it was, but I will pray for more confirmation from the Lord, but something really happened today, I just cannot describe what it really is, but it woke me up and made me meditate a lot.

I will still read about the white horse in revelation.

When we were researching the flags, the only ones we saw green/red/white horse as a shield emblem were:

Portugal (green/red)











Nordrhein flag ( a state in Germany)










I am praying for this revelation.

Love In Christ,
Cynthia

**UPDATE**

As we were just praying about all this the Lord gave Cynthia Joel 2:3, and then the Lord said, "but read until thirty two".

Explosion And Vision

Brothers And Sisters

Last night around 3:00am my wife and I heard an explosion that sounded like a bomb went off and it lasted about five seconds or more. Cynthia said what was that!!!? I got up to look out the bedroom window and didn't see any fire, smoke, or damage anywhere. As I was looking out the window my wife opened her eyes and she was getting ready to get up and look when she saw right over my head to the right a vivid and clear vision of what she said looked like a trapazoid with alternating colors, green then red, green then red, and she got the impression it was Germany, but she's not sure, then she saw an emblem in the middle of the trapazoid like colors with a white horse reared up in the middle of the emblem.



Saints of God, something broke through in the spirit realm last night, and it could be a seal was opened? And the white horse of Revelation was loosed? Whatever it was it is definitely spiritual and it is upon us! I know we will see something happening in the natural that will bear witness to these spiritual events. Please pray about these things and ask the Lord to give you revelation concerning this, perhaps He will speak to one of you and we can know a bit more. And above all else stay in the love of the Father and fellowship with the Son, and Spirit.

With Love In Christ,
Tyrone & Cynthia

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Eternal Judgment (Your Soul Is Immortal)

Revelation 20:11-15

"Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire."

These words are faithful and true, make no mistake, we will ALL stand before the judgment seat of God. We are going to be judged by what we DO while living in these earthly bodies, those who do good will inherit eternal life, and those who do wicked will be eternally punished.

John 5:28-29

"Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth—those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation."

There are many who believe that God will not punish His creation for eternity, that He is not a God who would do that, but yet we have a multitude of scriptures that tell us exactly what He is going to do with those who do not know Him and have not obeyed the gospel of Jesus Christ.

2nd Thessalonians 1:6-10

"since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you, and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed."

Jesus told those who He separated at His Second Coming to depart from Him into the fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

Matthew 25:31-33,41-46

“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a  shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left."

Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:  for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’ “Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

The people who will take the mark of the beast, and worship him or his image will also be thrown into the lake of fire.

Revelation 14:9-11

"Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”

Some believe that you will be destroyed in this fire but these scriptures make it very clear, your soul is immortal, and if you worship the beast and his image, or take his mark in your forehead or hand you will be tormented with fire and brimstone forever.

The beast and the false prophet will be thrown into the lake of fire alive and will be tormented forever.

Revelation 19:20

"Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone."

Satan will be thrown into the lake of fire after the one thousand year reign of Christ on the earth, and guess who will be there waiting for him?

Revelation 20:7-10

"Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea. They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them.  The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

If you thought that the beast and the false prophet or the spirits who are thrown into the lake of fire will be completely destroyed these scriptures prove that the soul and spirit is immortal. The beast and false prophet are still in the lake of fire being tormented one thousand years later when Satan himself will also be thrown in. Jesus said the lake of fire was prepared for the devil and his angels, He doesn't want any of us to go there, and God sent His only Son to pay the penalty for our sins so that we wouldn't have to go there. We all have free will and a choice to make, either eternal life, or eternal separation from God in the lake of fire.

Paul said in 2nd Corinthians 4:16-18

"Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

We have a soul and spirit inside these mortal bodies, we cannot see them, but they are there, and they are immortal. I pray that you will accept the free gift of salvation so that your immortal soul may spend eternity with the Eternal God.

In His Light,
Tyrone


Monday, December 6, 2010

Dream: A Coming Race Riot?

By: Tyrone Palmer

This dream was short but I saw about ten or so white males shooting all kinds of weaponry at a black male and as he was running away they all threw some hand grenades at him, he dodged and flipped and managed to escape being blown up. -End-

I don't know what this dream means but I have read two other dreams that agree about a coming race riot here in America. I asked myself what could cause a riot like this, and I thought about the dreams and prophecies I have read recently about a coming economic crash, which will definitely cause absolute chaos when people lose all their money, 401k's, savings etc... no food, no electricity, no water, it would be a horrible situation.

Here are two links to dreams about a coming race riot.

http://janmeador.wordpress.com/prophetic-2/12102006-race-war-in-america/

http://www.shoutsofjoyministries.com/prophecies/prophecy-america/

I encourage you to pray for confirmation of these things and hear from the Lord yourselves about this riot. Whatever is coming upon us, we need to be ready for it, pray and fast about it, at the least you will have drawn closer to the Lord. And remember the Lord has promised to protect those who put their trust in Him!

May God Bless And Keep You In These Last Days,
Tyrone

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sir, What Must I DO To Be Saved?


Mark 16:14-18

"Later He appeared to the eleven as they sat at the table; and He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen. And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

These words of Jesus Christ to His apostles should be enough to end this message right here, but unfortunately in these last days of deception and strong delusion these scriptures have been glossed over as if they didn't exist by those who claim salvation is by faith alone, 'you don't have to DO anything', they say, 'Jesus did it all for you on the cross'. No baptism, no Holy Spirit, no righteous works, no obedience, no repentance, no fasting, no ceasing from sin, no holiness, no suffering, no self-denial, no conformation into the image of Christ. Yet this is exactly what many believe inspite of the teachings of Jesus and the word of God that clearly explains to us all what we MUST DO in order to be saved.

Jesus COMMANDS His apostles to GO and preach the good news to every creature, he who believes AND IS BAPTIZED will be SAVED. Very clear right? God in the flesh giving a command right? Did the apostles OBEY this command? We have the clear evidence of their obedience recorded in the book of Acts. The only book that records clear examples of converts to Christ and what they DID after they believed  the gospel that the apostles preached.

The same Jesus who said, "He who believes and is baptized will be saved", is the same Jesus who said in:

Luke 6:46

“But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?

Is Jesus preaching salvation by works? Of course not!

What Jesus is preaching is what we must DO in order to be saved! God is the author of salvation for our soul, not us! Who are we to change what He spoke? And who is man that decides how his own soul will be saved?

Let's break down what Jesus said in Mark 16:16

He who believes and is baptized will be saved

Jesus told His apostles to go into the world and preach the gospel (good news) to every creature. The man or woman who believes the good news and is baptized will be saved.

First the good news needs to be preached by those whom the Lord sends into the world, the person who hears this gospel must believe what they have heard. So what does it mean to believe? The Greek word for believe is Pisteuo.

4100. pisteuo pist-yoo'-o from 4102; to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), i.e. credit; by implication, to entrust (especially one's spiritual well-being to Christ):--believe(-r), commit (to trust), put in trust with. (Strong's Greek Lexicon)

What does the word faith mean?

4102. pistis pis'-tis from 3982; persuasion, i.e. credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly, constancy in such profession; by extension, the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself:--assurance, belief, believe, faith, fidelity.

Second, the person who believes needs to be baptized.

What does the word baptized mean?

907. baptizo bap-tid'-zo from a derivative of 911; to immerse, submerge; to make whelmed (i.e. fully wet); used only (in the New Testament) of ceremonial ablution, especially (technically) of the ordinance of Christian baptism:--Baptist, baptize, wash.

What does the word saved mean?

4982. sozo sode'-zo from a primary sos (contraction for obsolete saos, "safe"); to save, i.e. deliver or protect (literally or figuratively):--heal, preserve, save (self), do well, be (make) whole.

Jesus said to His apostles, go into the world and preach the good news, he who has faith in me or is persuaded by your message and is immersed in water will be saved.

What did the the people ask when they heard the gospel preached by Peter on the day of Pentecost?

Acts 2:36-37

“Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.” Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?”

What did Peter tell them when they asked him and the other apostles present, "what shall we DO?", did Peter and the other apostles tell them, "just believe!, that's it, that's all you have to do!", NO THEY DID NOT!. Peter being obedient to the command of Jesus Christ, and in agreement with the rest of the apostles and disciples said to them in:

Acts 2:38-39

"Then Peter said to them,“Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.”

Was Peter preaching salvation by works?

What happened when Philip the Evangelist preached the gospel to the Samarians?

Acts 8:12

"But when they believed Philip as he preached the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were baptized."

What happened when Philip preached the gospel to the Ethiopian Eunuch?

Acts 8:34-38

"So the eunuch answered Philip and said, “I ask you, of whom does the prophet say this, of himself or of some other man?” Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, preached Jesus to him.  Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, “See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?” Then Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.”
And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him.

Was Philip preaching salvation by works?

It is very clear in these scriptures as Philip preached Jesus to the Ethiopian Eunuch, that he explained to him what he must DO in order to obtain salvation for his soul, because the eunuch said, "see here is water, what hinders me from being baptized?" Philip was taught correctly by the apostles, he was filled with the Holy Spirit, and he knew what must be done by the one who believes the gospel. None of the apostles or evangelists in the first century told any convert to Christ that all they had to do was believe, so why do preachers today say this? And why do people believe this inspite of the clear teachings of Jesus and the clear examples of true conversion recorded in the book of Acts?

Paul's conversion:

Acts 9:17-18

"And Ananias went his way and entered the house; and laying his hands on him he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you came, has sent me that you may receive your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” Immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he received his sight at once; and he arose and was baptized."

The conversion of the gentile Cornelius and his household:

Acts 10:42-48

"And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead. To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins.” While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word. And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God. Then Peter answered, “Can anyone forbid water, that these should not be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then they asked him to stay a few days."

Again we clearly see Peter being obedient to the commands and teachings of Jesus Christ, what kind of minister would Peter have been if he were disobedient? He probably wouldn't have been the Lord's apostle very long!

The conversion of Lydia in Philippi:

Acts 16:13-15

"And on the Sabbath day we went out of the city to the riverside, where prayer was customarily made; and we sat down and spoke to the women who met there. Now a certain woman named Lydia heard us. She was a seller of purple from the city of Thyatira, who worshiped God. The Lord opened her heart to heed the things spoken by Paul. And when she and her household were baptized, she begged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay.” So she persuaded us."

The conversion of the Philippian jailer:

Acts 16:29-34

"Then he called for a light, ran in, and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas. And he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their stripes. And immediately he and all his family were baptized. Now when he had brought them into his house, he set food before them; and he rejoiced, having believed in God with all his household."

Some use this scrpture as proof text of just believe and you are saved, but how could the jailer believe on the Lord Jesus Christ without first hearing the gospel preached? This is why the scripture goes right on to say, "then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house". Then we see the jailer and his family respond after they heard the word and believed it, they were immediately baptized.

Did the jailer receive salvation by works? Or was he and his family being obedient to the words of Paul and Silas?

Paul said to the Roman saints about the Israelites in:

Romans 10:14-15

"How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!”

In conclusion:

Jesus Himself taught His disciples the plan of God for the salvation of the soul, He appointed them, commanded them, and empowered them to go out into the world and preach the gospel to all nations. Those who believed this gospel were to be baptized, and because of their belief in the gospel, and the Lord Jesus Christ, the actions that followed their belief would lead to the salvation of their soul.

Abiding In His Love,
Tyrone

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Can a dead person rise again?

Hello to all,

I received an email from a friend today with the link below and I would like to share some words with all of you regarding this video and subject:

Read John 11:1-44 (Jesus ressurected Lazarus from the dead)
Read Luke 7:11-14 (Jesus ressurected the only son of the widow of Nain)
Read Mark 5: 22-43 (Jesus ressurected the daughter of Jairus from the dead)

Watch this video:

http://www.cbn.com/media/player/index.aspx?s=/vod/SAF13v5_WS

God is able to raise any dead person from the dead with His Almighty power for His own glory, but the greatest ressurection that must take place for eternal life is not of the physical body, but in the soul !!!! Jesus said in :

John 11:25-26 : I am the ressurection and the Life, the one believing in Me, though he die, he shall live.And everyone living and believing into Me in no way shall die for ever!!!

So, I do believe that Jesus Christ raised this man from the video from the dead in order for him to have the chance to believe in Him and receive eternal life, for he himself said that he was in great darkness when he saw the light.

We are the same: Without Jesus our soul is in great darkness and it is separated from God and we all need Jesus in order to receive life, His Spirit, sanctification, purification of our souls and to be obedient to have eternal life! Do not despise His wonderful grace today!

Hope this iluminates your understanding and help to see how wonderful God is,

Much love in Christ,

Cynthia R. Palmer