Sunday, September 25, 2016

Three Most Common Misconceptions About God, He Is NOT God 24-7

Be careful of this one.


Even some of the most devout "Christians" fall for this Misconception. Why? Because the alternative is scary sometimes. What is that? That God can only see you on Sunday, for an Hour, maybe an Hour and a Halve, if you somehow get yourself up and to Church that given Sunday.

Oh yeah, God is there. Oh, He is sitting on His Throne, listing to you praise Him, hearing your Prayers, and guiding the Pastor in His Message to you. He is so happy to see you. He missed you so all week. Did you have a good week? How's the Family? How was Work? Hey, did you get the Promotion? Did little Sally announce who the Baby Daddy is? Oh, good to see you. Now remember, don't Lie, Cheat, or Steal. Of course, don't Kill anyone. See you next week. You walk out of Church, leaving God behind, Sitting on His Throne, until next time..

So what? God can't see you on Monday? He doesn't know what you are doing on Tuesday? Better yet, He doesn't see you at the BBQ following Church, as you pound one back with some friends? While you are watching the "big Game."

God cannot see you, and is not part of your Life during the Good times? Oh, we will call out to Him no matter what time or Day it maybe, when wee are in Trouble or Scared, or in Need. But what about Thursday after noon at Lunch?

One of the reasons for this is our fault. We have turned God into a Concept or an Idea. He is part of our Religion, but He is not part of our life. I'll say that again, God has become part of our Religion, but no longer part of our Life.

Back when God brought his people out of Egypt, He did not show up on Saturday {The Sabbath for the Jews} and say "Go." No, He went with them..
"And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night: He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people." {Exodus 13:21-22}
He met their needs for FORTY years. Their DAILY needs. See, even in the desert, God provided them with Bread in the Morning and Quail in the Evening.
" I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God." {Exodus 16:12}
It is actually a pretty cool story. When they woke up, they found Manna, or Bread, just laying around outside. They took it up and collected enough for everyone to eat and be filled. In the day, Quail would show up and that is what they had to eat in the night. In a DESERT. Bread laying there daily. Twice as much on the Sixth day, so they could rest and observe the Sabbath.

As a side side note, God said this to Moses..
"Then said the Lord unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no." {Exodus 16:4}
Read that last part again.."that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no." It's not about you. It is not about what you think. It is not even really about what you do. God LOVES YOU. He wants a one on one relationship with YOU. A Daily relationship with you.
"By day the LORD commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life." {Psalm 42:8}
Just like you and your Children. Or, just like you and your Earthly Father, God wants to be YOUR Daddy. He wants you to talk to Him about your Hopes and Dreams. He wants to help you to achieve them. He wants to be there to Celebrate with you. To Hold you when you Cry. To be there when you wake up, and to be there to tuck you in.

Have you any memory of being a Child? Remember when a stranger came up to you, but it was OK, because you just drew closer to your Daddy, or Mommy. You knew that as long as they were right there with you, NOTHING could ever harm you.
"I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved." {Psalm 16:8}
This is GOD. He wants you to accept this fact. He is GOD 24-7. He is ALWAYS there. He is ALWAYS with you. If He needs to, He will take your Hand and say, "It's Okay. I'm here." This is why He makes it plain and clear in Paul's Letter to the Romans...
" For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together." {Romans 8:15-17}
We have talked about this before. What does Abba Mean? Daddy. Not Father. Not Almighty God. Not the Alpha and Omega. Not The Great I AM. Not The Creator of All. He is all these things of course, but no, Abba Father is an affectionate way of saying Father. In other words, Daddy. God wants to be your Daddy.. Not some concept or Idea. Daddy. 24-7. Is this how you see Him?

Do you know Jesus as your Savior? Have you been adopted into the Family of God? If not, say this Prayer. Right now. Wherever you may be. Say it in your own words, and do not doubt in your heart. God will hear you. He will send the Spirit of Life to you. Let us Pray..

"Oh heavenly Father, Lord God. I am a sinner. I know this. I know there is nothing I can do to change that. But I know you can. I accept Jesus's sacrifice for me. I repent my sins. Please send the Spirit of Adoption into my life. Help me to get to know the real you. Save me. Please. In the name of Jesus, Amen!"

That's it. It really is that simple. Now go tell someone what you have just done. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." {Romans 10:9} You need to find a Church that God leads you to, and be Baptized the way Jesus said to be. You are now a Child of God. A new Creature. You "have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." {Colossians 3:10}

If you want to tell me, or comment, question, give testimonials, or just say "Hi," the Email is opntalk@gmail.com

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. {2 Corinthians 13}

Until next time, be Blessed, be a Blessing, and Jesus IS Lord..

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Psalm 8

Psalm 8


1 O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.

2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:

7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;

8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

9 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Three Most Common Misconceptions About God, God Condemns You

We condemn ourselves.


God is NOT an old bearded man, sitting on a throne, watching your every move, just waiting for you to screw up so He can send you to Hell. God condemns NO ONE, Save the Devil and his followers. The other Fallen Angels. This is the whole reason Hell was even created..
"Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels" {Matthew 25:41}
Wait, SEE!! He just condemned them on the left.. SEE!! Actually, no. Read it in context and you will see that God is concerned with WHAT you actually DO to help and to serve others. Not Religion. Not dead Faith. Not selfishness, but selflessness. Are you in it for you? Or are you in it for God? He said "depart from me you cursed." He did not say, I curse you.

Then notice this. "prepared for the devil and his angels" Hell was not created for, nor was it even intended for, us. Mankind. It was a horrible place that God created for the Devil and the Angels that followed him. 

Also notice this in Romans 8
"What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us."
{Romans 8:31-34}
Who is it that Justifies us? God? Who is it that Condemns us? God,,,,,, uh no. Read that again..
"Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us."
Notice it does NOT say, Who Condemns? God. It says Who Condemns? No one. Christ came and Died for us. He makes intercession for us. He paid the price so that we do not have to. All we have to do is accept Him. That's is it. John 3 makes it pretty clear also. Come on, you know what it says..
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved."
Keep going...
"He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God."
{John 3:16-21}
"He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already," Why? "because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." So you see, God makes it simple. Accept Jesus and Live. Reject Jesus and die. There is no other way.

Jesus IS a Blessing and a Curse. The Corner Stone, and the Stumbling Block. The Cross is the Power of God, and Foolishness to the World. Jesus is the key to the Gates of Heaven. Without Him, you can try as hard as you want, you are not getting in..

Jesus also said this..
"Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me.

I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak."
{John 12:44-50 }
Again, lets look closer at Jesus's own Words... "whosoever believeth" "He that believeth on me" "He that rejecteth me" "Condemned already" Are you getting the picture? Accept Jesus and Live. Reject Jesus and die.

It does not matter who you are, where you are from, what you got or don't got. IT MATTERS if you accept or reject JESUS. Say it with me, J, E, S, U, S, JESUS.

Jesus is, in essence, Gravity. Two men stand on a high place. One believes in Gravity, and one does not. One stands firm and holds on, one steps off and falls to his death. This is reality. Lets look at this.. First, did believing in Gravity, Save the one man? YES. Did it make him right and the other wrong? YES. Did it make him a better person? No. Not necessarily. Did the man that fell to his death, do so, because of his lack of belief in Gravity? YES. Did Gravity kill him for not accepting it? NO!!!!! Gravity did not kill the man. He killed himself.

When they were both in the High Place, the one man attempted to warn the other about Gravity. He tried to tell him what would happen. The man did not listen. So was it the man's fault that the other did not listen? Nope. No folks, Gravity did not kill the man. The other man did not kill the man. Like Gravity, Jesus does not care who you are. How big or how small. How rich or how poor. How powerful or how meek. IF you accept the reality and truth that Gravity exists, you will not fall. If you chose not to accept, you WILL fall to your death. Accept Jesus and live. Reject Jesus and die.

Again, God made it simple. Again, say this one with me..
"Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." {John 14:6}
Do you know Jesus as your Savior? Have you been adopted into the Family of God? If not, say this Prayer. Right now. Wherever you may be. Say it in your own words, and do not doubt in your heart. God will hear you. He will send the Spirit of Life to you. Let us Pray..

"Oh heavenly Father, Lord God. I am a sinner. I know this. I know there is nothing I can do to change that. But I know you can. I accept Jesus's sacrifice for me. I repent my sins. Please send the Spirit of Adoption into my life. Help me to get to know the real you. Save me. Please. In the name of Jesus, Amen!"

That's it. It really is that simple. Now go tell someone what you have just done. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." {Romans 10:9} You need to find a Church that God leads you to, and be Baptized the way Jesus said to be. You are now a Child of God. A new Creature. You "have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." {Colossians 3:10}

If you want to tell me, or comment, question, give testimonials, or just say "Hi," the Email is opntalk@gmail.com

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. {2 Corinthians 13}

Until next time, be Blessed, be a Blessing, and Jesus IS Lord..

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Psalm 7

Psalm 7




1 O Lord my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:

2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

3 O Lord my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;

4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)

5 Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.

6 Arise, O Lord, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.

7 So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for their sakes therefore return thou on high.

8 The Lord shall judge the people: judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.

9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.

10 My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.

11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.

12 If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.

13 He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.

14 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.

15 He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.

16 His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.

17 I will praise the Lord according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the Lord most high.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Three Most Common Misconceptions About God, Yes, He CAN See You

Yes, God CAN see you...


People have some very strange pictures of God in their heads. First, He is NOT an old bearded man, sitting on a throne, watching your every move, just waiting for you to screw up so He can send you to Hell. Nor is He only God, on Sundays, for an hour or so, when you feel like going. These are not true.. Oh, neither is the "fact" that God cannot look on Sin.

Let's debunk that one first. Most will argue...
"Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrong" {Habakkuk 1:13}(NIV)
Means that when we Sin, we then somehow step outside of God's presence and He can no longer see what we are doing, or help us in anyway, because He can no longer see us. This is just plain silly and wrong.

Continue verse 13?
"Why then do you tolerate the treacherous? Why are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves?"
So? Here is another one for ya.
"And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth." {Genesis 6:12}
Before the Flood. The reason FOR the Flood. After the Flood,
"And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done." {Genesis 8:21}
God blesses Noah, creates the Death Penalty, and the Rainbow for a sign of the Promise. God said that although we, Mankind, is Evil and the inventions we invent are evil, because of His promise, He will never destroy all His Creation as He sought to do then. So since He promised He would not, He tells us, we shall not either. So does this then mean that He can no longer look upon the Earth because we are so evil? No. Of course not. Remember this meeting?
"Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them. And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it."{Job 1:6-7}
Then God asked the Devil, "Why ya messing with Job?" Pete's paraphrase here. Then again in Job 2:1 it talks about another meeting between God and Satan. So how is God talking with Satan here face to face?

God is everywhere and always. Like Adam and Eve, following their Sin, tried to hide themselves from God, we can try to hide from God, but God is going to find you. Jesus tells us that as it were in the days of Noah, so will it be at the return of the Son of man.
"For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." {Matthew 24:38-42}
In other words, what Jesus is telling us here is that we will be living in the middle of our Sin, not minding the things of God, when the End Times comes. But wait, if He cannot look upon Sin, then how can He see us? As a matter of fact, How did Jesus even come here? How did He hang out with Sinners? How is this statement actuate?
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." {Romans 5:8}
How would He have seen that we need Him? You see, it is silly to think that God cannot see you if you are in Sin. That also implies that God is off doing God stuff and you have to somehow go out and find Him. You could find God if you wanted to. You have no idea where to even look. Oh, Jesus would have never been able to appear to Saul either by the way. Saul was on his way to kill more of God's Chosen people when Jesus appeared to him. He was not looking for God. God sought him out.

Now please do not misunderstand.. Yes, God CAN see you. He CAN see what you are doing. But you also have this thing called Free Will.

If you come to me, and say, please adopt me into your family. I agree. However, I tell you to be a part of my family, I will require from you the same as I would require from all my children. If you are a faithful and good Child, you, as with all my children, will enjoy all the perks and benefits of living under the same Roof, and will even inherit part of my vast Estate and Fortune.

They live under my roof. I am their Father, they are my Children. I love them. I am here when they go to sleep. I protect them. I am there when they wake up. I am there to celebrate with them. I am there to Comfort them. I meet their Daily Needs. I teach them. I Bless them with special gifts. I love them unconditionally. Oh they are not perfect. They make mistakes. When needed, I correct them. But I am always here for them.

However, you have Free Will. Lets say you decide to stop coming to my house. You decide to go off and do your own thing. You decide to forsake me and my Family. That is totally your choice. By doing this though, you are disqualifying yourself from all my Blessings and Promises. I can not bless you, help you, or even love you, if you are no longer with me. As in all things, the choice is yours.

However, you are now on your own. I will NOT be there when you goes to sleep. I will NOT be there when you wake up. I will not be there to comfort you. I will not be there to meet your needs. I will not be there to Bless you with special gifts. I will no longer even be able to "see" you. I will not "hear" you when you call out my name. I no longer have any knowledge of you. Why?

Because you ares no longer under my roof. You are no longer where I am. See, YOU walked away. You chose to not follow my rules. YOU chose to go off on your own. I am still where I have always been. My other Children are still in a relationship with me. Their lives haven't changed. Just yours.

This does not mean that God cannot look upon Sin. He can and trust me, he DOES see you and see what you are doing. Just like your Earthly Father, when you screw up, He may find it necessary to correct you. He will correct you. Make no mistake about that either. But he is not waiting for you to screw up. More on that next time.

Oh, it's a comforting feeling to say, "God cannot see me. He didn't just see what I thought, imagined, did, whatever. That would be embarrassing. I'm so glad God cannot see things like that.." Sorry, He can. He is not looking for it. But He can see it. Now might be a good time to repent that Sin..

Do you know Jesus as your Savior? Have you been adopted into the Family of God? If not, say this Prayer. Right now. Wherever you may be. Say it in your own words, and do not doubt in your heart. God will hear you. He will send the Spirit of Life to you. Let us Pray..

"Oh heavenly Father, Lord God. I am a sinner. I know this. I know there is nothing I can do to change that. But I know you can. I accept Jesus's sacrifice for me. I repent my sins. Please send the Spirit of Adoption into my life. Help me to get to know the real you. Save me. Please. In the name of Jesus, Amen!"

That's it. It really is that simple. Now go tell someone what you have just done. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." {Romans 10:9} You need to find a Church that God leads you to, and be Baptized the way Jesus said to be. You are now a Child of God. A new Creature. You "have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." {Colossians 3:10}

If you want to tell me, or comment, question, give testimonials, or just say "Hi," the Email is opntalk@gmail.com

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. {2 Corinthians 13}

Until next time, be Blessed, be a Blessing, and Jesus IS Lord..

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Psalm 6

Psalm 6



1 O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

2 Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak: O Lord, heal me; for my bones are vexed.

3 My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O Lord, how long?

4 Return, O Lord, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.

5 For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?

6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.

7 Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.

8 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.

9 The Lord hath heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer.

10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Christianity. Exclusive? Or Inclusive?

Is Christianity a Private Club?



The Answer is Yes. "Christianity" IS a Private Club. Yes, there is only one way to join. Jesus. No. They do not believe any God will do. Yes, they are closed minded about that. Yes, they are a closed minded bunch. They actually believe that Sin is Sin and Good is Good. They have no Compassion? Well, if you mean that they are not willing to accept someone who is in Sin, and not expect them to repent their Sin, so that they do not hurt their feelings and or, because they do not "Change with the Times," then YES. They have no Compassion. They do not care what Man has to say. Nor do they really care what people in Black Robs that sit behind closed doors, Rule to be Laws of the Land. Oh, "Christians" are to follow the Law of the Land, until it contradicts with the Law of God. In that case, sorry, God wins..

However, here is the thing. "Christianity," True "Christianity," is NOT a Religion. It IS a Way of life. A Way of God. He wants to have a one on one relationship with you. 24-7. He doesn't really care if you are a good little "Christian" Muslim, Jew, Buddhist, whatever. All these, and in a lot of cases, Christianity included, have become nothing more than Man-made Traditions and some have NOTHING to do with the One True God.

One thing you must understand clearly is this..
"Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:" {Acts 10:34}
It does not matter who you are, where you are from. It does not matter how much money you got. It does not matter if you are in the Blood Line of a Great person in History. Nothing matters to God, Save one thing, do you accept HIS Way?

Jesus even tells us plainly....
"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." {Revelation 3:20}
Read that part again.."if any man " ANY MAN.. Jesus is knocking on YOUR Door. Do you hear Him?

The Prophet Joel said this...
"And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call." (Joel 2:32)
Again, read that again.. "whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered:" WHOSOEVER.

In his letter to the Church in Rome, Paul writes this..
"For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Romans 10:12-13)
Again? "whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" WHOSOEVER. He goes on a little later to say why..
"For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's." {Romans 14:8}
He repeats this Truth in his letter to the Church in Galatia
"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." {Galatians 3:28-29}
Why? Because "God is no respecter of persons." Peter tells us this..
"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." {2 Peter 3:9}
Here are those words again.. "not willing that any should perish" ANY " but that all should come to repentance." ALL. God is NOT some old bearded dude, sitting on His Throne, just waiting with baited breath for you to screw up, so He can send you to Hell. He deals with us the way we are, because He loves us. He wants ALL to come to Him.

The sad truth is, we know that this is not going to be the case. Many will never accept the Facts,

A- There is a God.
B - He created all things and Loves US.
C- He loves us so, that He came and died for us.
D- Jesus is the only Way to get to God. For He IS God.
E- The way is open for all to find it.

Look again at all those passages.. Read the Words.. "ANY" "WHOSOEVER" "ALL" So you see, the Club, although exclusive, You MUST believe He is God. You must believe He loves us. You must believe that Jesus is the only Way, Truth, and Life. IS, at the same time, all INCLUSIVE, open to all who wish to join. The membership for you is free. That too has already been Paid. It was Paid in the Blood of Jesus The Christ..

Do you know Jesus as your Savior? Have you been adopted into the Family of God? If not, say this Prayer. Right now. Wherever you may be. Say it in your own words, and do not doubt in your heart. God will hear you. He will send the Spirit of Life to you. Let us Pray..

"Oh heavenly Father, Lord God. I am a sinner. I know this. I know there is nothing I can do to change that. But I know you can. I accept Jesus's sacrifice for me. I repent my sins. Please send the Spirit of Adoption into my life. Help me to get to know the real you. Save me. Please. In the name of Jesus, Amen!"


That's it. It really is that simple. Now go tell someone what you have just done. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." {Romans 10:9} You need to find a Church that God leads you to, and be Baptized the way Jesus said to be. You are now a Child of God. A new Creature. You "have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." {Colossians 3:10}

If you want to tell me, or comment, question, give testimonials, or just say "Hi," the Email is opntalk@gmail.com

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. {2 Corinthians 13}

Until next time, be Blessed, be a Blessing, and Jesus IS Lord..