Effective Evangelizing?

The other day, while on my blog lordssheepblog.wordpress.com I encountered professed atheists. While evangelizing to them, they pointed out very eye opening and quite frankly alarming things about us Christians. Some things that they said were °Christians are always forcing their beliefs on them, °Christians can’t even decide on what to believe, °Christians say to love but act out of hate, °Christians say just read the Bible, °Christians don’t understand what they believe but they invite others to attend their church. I just named a few but actually they named 34 things.

The first things I’ll like to point out are the fact they said Christians can’t decide on what to believe. Now, I know we are one body made up of different members and functions but we have to follow the Holy Spirit and listen to His teachings. satan is telling his demons to attack and send deceptions to the body of Christ and we must be ready to fight through the Holy Scriptures. Some teach baptism is fully immersed into water and some teach the Holy Spirit baptism. Some teach Salvation by grace through faith only and some teach Salvation by works and grace. Some teach you can lose Salvation and some teach Salvation cannot be lost. Some teach when you die, you go to Heaven and some teach when Jesus comes back you’ll then go to Heaven. These are a few things within Christianity that the teachers have been deceived and mislead about. The Holy Spirit never teaches an error, that’s always from satan and his wickedness. Ask the Lord for wisdom of the Holy Scriptures personally so he can teach you all things.

The next statement I’ll address that the atheists mentioned were Christians say just read the Bible. Christians, we cannot just tell others to read the Holy Scriptures because they are not Spiritual. The natural man cannot understand the things of the spirit. So, telling a natural man to read the Spiritual and Holy written Scriptures will lead to error. God draws us to Jesus and we are predestinated to be saved. Upon being saved, we are equipped with gifts from the Lord. We all have work to do and we should all do the work of an evangelist and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to lost souls, simply telling them to read the Bible isn’t enough. Tell them the Gospel and live a life pleasing to the Lord, that they may want to learn and follow Jesus Christ. In order to tell the Gospel of Jesus, we must know it. Jesus died, was buried, and was resurrected on the third day morning.

It just goes to show that anyone can teach you something, we just need to pay attention. I truly believe God sent me to evangelize to those atheists; possibly for them to be saved but for sure for me to become more effective in my outreach. I have been that Christian who only talked about what I heard but now I speak with The Lord leading me to speak about what I’ve read and learned through Him. We aren’t listening enough to others. We just want to be heard but if no one listens, no one can be added to the church because how can you hear without the preacher. Be firm in your belief of Jesus Christ and listen to others so they can listen to you. Be blessed.

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Money or Gospel?

The deception of Christian tithing is really ripping at my heart. That lie distorts the Holy Word of God and it places legalism on people. I come from a building where it was taught and I was bound under that lie but I’ve been taught from the Holy Spirit and I’ve been delivered. There are too many people who know the scripture will a man rob God? Yes in tithes and offerings (Malachi 3:8) and bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in my house, and prove my now says the Lord, if I will not open up windows of heaven and pour you out blessings you won’t have run enough to receive (Malachi 3:10) but not

If the gospel be hid, it is hid to those who are lost (2 Corinthians 4:3) or Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures. He was buried and he rose again the third day morning according to the scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). We have been mislead and programmed to pay money but not evangelize to lost souls. Tithing in the Holy Scriptures are food of some sort and not money. We raise money in church to buy larger building and wants but we don’t evangelize to lost souls. We are told to trust God and pay unnecessary and deceptive tithes but we don’t evangelize. We attend the building every Sunday but we don’t evangelize throughout the week. The gospel is the most important topic because it glorifies Jesus, edifies believers, and draws lost souls to Christ. Ask the Lord for wisdom of his Holy scriptures and study the Word of Truth while being taught by the Holy Spirit. I pray the truth over your soul and spirit. God bless the truth and the truth seekers.

Same God?

The God of Christianity (The Father, Jesus, The Holy Spirit) are not the same gods of other false religions. The nation of islam, buddhists, new age, ect…are not the the same God. Jesus died for all while we were all yet sinners but he didn’t die to allow false religions to deceive the world. Follow Jesus and Jesus alone to salvation. No other religion leads to salvation and everlasting life.

Whose way?

Here are a few thought provoking questions that should have us thinking more spiritual rather than carnal. Has Jesus made a way for homosexuals to get married? Has Jesus made a way for women to have abortions? Has Jesus made a way for people to fornicate? Has Jesus made a way for spouses to commit adultery? If your answers are no, then you’re thinking spiritually. Since Jesus hasn’t made a way for these sins to be committed, then why are we making ways for them? We should think like Christ, not satan. As Jesus believers we should abhor sin; in every aspect. Satan is making sin more comfortable and that should not be acceptable among believers. Be blessed.

What do you proclaim?

​Opinions

So many people in society are easily and boldly proclaiming their opinions about their political affiliation, sororities, fraternities, brands, employers, schools, sports teams, ect… In other words, we shouldn’t proclaim our favorite shows, teams, political thoughts, and other things more than we proclaim and read the Word of God. The Word is out strength not rumor magazines and gossip. Now, I know it’s only opinions and everyone is entitled to their own thoughts and beliefs; but why is being a disciple of Jesus the Christ so hard to openly proclaim? I am a disciple of Jesus Christ and I’m proud to worship and serve him. I often say until you’re in a certain situation, you cannot say what you would or wouldn’t do. I do believe that I would die for professing Jesus name as my Lord and Savior. I’m sometimes criticized for my faith and my unwillingness to deny Christ. I urge all of you to also pray for Holy boldness and stand firm in your faith. I feel that satan has too many mouthpieces. He’s using speakers both nationally and locally and they’re sometimes unaware. We all talk about unnecessary things at times and just because it’s common doesn’t mean it’s right. (Philippians 4:8 says Whatsoever things are true, Whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue and if there be any praise, think on these things). So I challenge all my readers to meditate on this Holy Scripture and evaluate if you’re truly thinking the right thoughts and also saying the right things. I’ll be the first to say that I have thoughts the wrong thoughts and said the wrong things but Holy Scriptures are here for sound doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16). We must prioritize our thoughts and feed our Spirit with the most essential bread: the bread of life. We must think of Holy things more than distracting things. (1 Thessalonians 5:22 says Abstain from all appearance of evil). The common things in society today are mostly evil. You basically cannot watch tv without seeing some form of formication, adultery, homosexuality, incest, abide, rape, or some other form of violence being promoted and justified. The radio has an open mic policy for satan to spread degrading and subtle deceptions. If you don’t feed your  Spirit with the Word of God, you will easily be deceived. Ignorance is not and excuse once you’ve heard the Gospel of Christ. We often mix up good deeds and Holy Spirit obedience. If you are doing good deeds simply because someone is looking or you want recognition; your reward will not be added in Heaven. Those who are obedient to the Holy Spirit and who help those in need without needing recognition will surely have their rewards in Heaven. The Lord has been too good for us to not openly and boldly declare his wondrous works, his mighty power, love, and saving grace. Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, crucified, buried, and the third day resurrected with All power in his hand. Just believe this story and allow Jesus to be Lord of your life. Be blessed. 

Baptism: The Christian Doctrine

​   The Christian doctrine of baptism is not into water but into the body of Christ. Baptism in the Greek is (baptisma) which refers to the baptism instituted by Jesus. We as Jesus followers have often been told that we must be baptized by immersion into water or if you’re ill you can simply be sprinkled by water. On the contrary, Jesus ended the water baptism when the Holy Spirit came on the scene. Like all things, just because a new institution was passed doesn’t mean people still didn’t get baptized with water. They had to be taught first and that teacher was Apostle Paul under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 4:5) says One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism. Paul is writing to say that Jesus is Lord and the only Lord, the christian doctrine is the only doctrine where only faith is needed and no good works to become righteous through Christ Jesus, and there is only one baptism needed and that’s with the Holy Spirit. The Jews were to be baptized for the remission of their sins and John the Baptist came to baptize with water but Jesus said you will be baptized with the Holy Ghost (Acts 1:5). For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be Bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:13). As you can see, by one Spirit, (which is the Holy Spirit), are we baptized into one body (Christ). The water baptism doesn’t save you, only being baptized into Jesus body saves you. Being baptized into Christ is simple: Believe with your whole heart that Jesus was sent by the Father, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, was crucified then died, put in a grave and on the 3rd day morning was resurrected and is seated on the right hand of the Father. Allow Jesus to be Lord of your life and you will be saved and upon your belief in Jesus, you will be baptized by Jesus with the Holy Spirit. I tell all that being baptized is necessary to live with Jesus, but not by water, only by the Holy Spirit. Christian baptism is only with the Spirit. Baptism by a preacher in the form of salvation or rededicating your life to Christ is meaningless with water. Typically, parents like to dedicate their child to the Lord in the form of a pre baptism but no child is baptized with Christ until they have heard and believed the good news of Jesus Christ. A water baptism only makes you wet; it doesn’t change nor save you. Only being baptized into the Lord’s body with the Spirit can change you. Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death (Romans 6:3). This is once again letting us know that we are to be baptized into the body of Christ. Before Jesus started baptizing believers with the Holy Spirit, baptism was used as a cleansing for the remission of sins. Now that Jesus’ blood has cleansed us, we no longer need a water baptism. For as many of you have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ (Galatians 3:27). Often times we hear once you are baptized, you’re saved but actually, using that phrase in the common understanding is incorrect. Water baptism was never a form of salvation for Christians. Churches today have misinterpreted Holy Scriptures and I myself have believed them until now when the Holy Spirit actually taught me otherwise. A lot of churches say water baptism is necessary for salvation but in the same sentence say, not being baptized doesn’t mean you won’t be saved. I’m here with all authority from the Lord and he says, become a follower and learner of him and be baptized into his body upon your belief in his redeeming work. Pray, meditate, and study the Holy Scriptures for yourself through the Holy Spirit guidance. I am not a heretic, I know some will disregard this teaching as satanic but I don’t mind rejection but I do want all to be informed. Be blessed.

Modern Day Pharisees

​Modern Day Pharisees

In today’s society, we are yet living in the last days. My spirit is grieved at what’s going on in the world. Before you jump to conclusions, I’m referring to professed believers in Christ. As a society of believers, we are failing. There are preachers who are speaking heresy and believers are allowing it only because they’re worshipping that preacher and no wrong can be done in their eyes. There are teachers who are teaching falsely; totally deceiving the believers and the believers aren’t studying the Holy Word of God enough to discern what is of God and what is of the adversary. There are gifted evangelists who won’t evangelize to unbelievers but who are more concerned with financial gain. We need the called leaders of God to stand up and take your rightful place. God isn’t pleased with the error of his Word going forth. We have modern day pharisees who instead of announcing their good works with a trumpet, they are announcing their good works through social media, TV, and the radio. You hypocrites, you announce the good works that you do for man but you won’t announce your sin to them. We are living in a world where love is waxing cold and people are only doing good when there’s a camera or eye witnesses present. There are idolaters who are worshipping their pastor. You invite people to your church to hear them preach but you won’t invite people to Christ. Listen, souls don’t need a pastor, souls need a savior. We are living in times where pastors can ask us anything and we stop what we are doing and we follow that pastor but we are the same people who won’t open up the Holy Scriptures and use it as a guide for us. We are honoring the creation more than the creator, who is Jesus the Christ. I am making an appeal to the unbelievers, repent of your sin and turn to Jesus, the savior of the world. To the believers, stop conforming to the world and take a stand against sin and be bold for Christ. 

Sin Control

​Sin Control

  Yes, sin control just like the earthly pest control is the analogy i will try to portray to get a better understanding for some readers. Sin manifests itself in many ways; sexual immorality, temptations, disobedience, rebellion, etc… Pest control is used to stop the infestation of pest, neutralize or eliminate the known source and cause, and halt the future invasions by using an alternative repellent that deters the pests. Sin can and has to be controlled. Sin can only be defeated by Jesus and through him. When sin has infested you people see an abundance of sin that you do. Just like pests; when an infestation occurs you see them in abundance. Don’t allow your life to become infested with sin and if your life is indeed infested get to know Jesus and repent to him and he will remove that sinful infestation. With pests you have to spray them, there common travel places, and their homes to stop the multiplication of them. With sin you have to first come into the knowledge of Christ then get into His Holy Scriptures because that’s the only way you know what is sin. The closer you are to God the more sin is revealed. The next step is to neutralize or eliminate the source of the invasion of the pest. There may be leftover food droppings, an open door, scented object that attracts, a cracked window, etc… The same with sin; sin must be neutralized and eliminated from the source (James 1:14) and says but every man is tempted when he is drawn away of his own lust and enticed), you have to first acknowledge you have a sin problem then the next step is to fix the sin problem by eliminating the causes. One of the biggest problems are TV programs and its adulterous, fornicators, abusive, and homosexual promotion. To eliminate that portion of sin in your life; chose to take a stand and gradually stop watching shows and movies that promote those sins. Some may think this is stupid or immature but that’s a form of my sin control and sin control is personal. Only you can go to Jesus on your sins behalf (Hebrews 4:16). If your source of sin is TV, stop watching and fill your mind with Godly things. If your source of sin is drama, stop entertaining drama against and amongst family and friends and distance yourself away from it. Whatever your source of sin is: once you identify it repent from it because God won’t show you a sin that he doesn’t want you to turn from. Lastly, with pests you have to halt future invasions with an alternative repellent. Often times the pests will attempt to come back, but if your repellent is placed properly the pest won’t enter. Likewise with sin; you must somehow halt future invasions. That halt is the Holy Spirit; when the Holy Spirit comes within you sin cannot abide because (1 John 4:4) says ye are God’s Little Children and have overcome them: greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. Once you acknowledge that you have a sin problem you can then eliminate the source of your temptation which had you bound and be filled with the Holy Ghost and fight off future invasions. We must remember that the adversary doesn’t stop deceiving and trying to enter our lives but once you have the Holy Spirit you have the greatest power working within you. We know that from time to time sin will get through but only by our allowance in our time of weakness but at that moment pray to the Lord for strength and anytime you want strength to turn from sin I promise you Jesus will surely supply. A true Jesus Believer cannot become possessed by the adversary: therefore with the Holy Spirit dwelling in you, you have power to resist them and they will flee from you, if you first submit unto God (James 4:7). 

Jesus, please continue your long suffering.

It’s unfathomable how disrespectful we are to Jesus. Jesus The Christ is the most disrespected person of all time. Jesus is continuously being rejected, lied upon, and his name is constantly being abused, used in vain, etc….The sinners say he isn’t the Messiah and too many believers falsely prophecy in his name which causes people to error. We must stop using our Lord and Savior name so loosely. JESUS deserves pure and sincere worship, pure and sincere praise, obedience unto him, and fellowship. I often time criticize preachers for not doing enough to proclaim JESUS but I’m making an appeal to myself. Why am I not doing more, why am I so lazy in spreading Christ. We all must do more for Jesus. Jesus created All things but yet, so many people are rejecting him and worshipping idol gods who hasn’t died for the remission of their sin but yet their faith is in them. We must teach and preach repentance of sins, the profession that we need a savior, and obedience of the will of God. Peace and grace be unto you all with the love of God.

Boasting Jesus

Everyone let’s have a day of boasting JESUS. I realized that JESUS wants to be spoken of. We boast ourselves, our children, our spouse, our local church, our city but not enough boasting is about JESUS. JESUS is the Messiah. So I’m asking all of you to boast about JESUS today by simply telling someone what he’s done for you. There’s power behind that His name, so let the Holy Spirit freely work. You never know who needs to hear your testimony, that individual that hears you may be going through a storm that JESUS delivered you out of and they just need reassurance that JESUS is yet working. Don’t miss an opportunity to testify about the goodness of JESUS.