A Delicate Matter of Truth! :: By Don Twobears    

I believe it is time to touch on a rather…delicate subject matter here. My Wife and I have a Friend that likes to say on occasion, Her Mother (Passed on) is “an Angel, watching over her.” There are multiple problems with this assumption, of course. Yet, we must understand that we are talking to people that do not understand the Word of God, so we will push on in this direction.

We are human, a special sort of being, that was created by the Lord God to be HIS children; that changes everything. We also know of Animals, another type of being here on Earth; and then we have Angels, beings created by God to do HIS Will. All of these beings that have been created by the Lord God are important, each has their own reason for being here, and each has their unique positions and jobs. Out of these three types of beings, humans are the only ones to have a chance at Salvation through Jesus Christ. When we die, we do not sit on clouds, strumming harps. According to the Word of God, we are busy Praising the Lord God for HIS Love for us and our Salvation through HIS death on the Cross of Calvary.

To begin with, the Lord God created people to Love HIM, as HE can Love and bless us. Since Adam and Eve, the Lord God has endeavored to have a close relationship with us humans; and, to some degree, that has already happened. Still as yet, the actual number for those going to Heaven is, as the Word of God tells us: FEW…will find it. How odd is that? It would seem that no matter who you are, everyone wants the most comfort there is and for everything to be the most satisfactory available. If one reads the Word of God and knows what Heaven will be like, they would already know Heaven will be exquisite! And everyone in Heaven will be wealthy beyond anyone’s wildest dreams!

If that is true, then why are there only a few that will find the narrow gate? Can you say that Humans are “A walking, Talking, conundrum?!”

Everyone on earth spends a great deal of time working and trying to be wealthy. No one likes being hungry or thirsty, and the possession of money will negate that…am I not correct? It will also afford them a home with nice clothes and a soft bed, and definitely a car. Unfortunately, far too many put their wealth ahead of everything else in this life, to include the Lord. Wealth, in and of itself, exists here on earth; and as we have seen, money remains right here. It then makes me wonder, considering the lilies of the valley, why are we so concerned with money? The paper comes from Trees, and the ink initially came from plants. If that is the case, then why do we give it so much weight; why is it so precious?

Does the Word of God tell us that the Lord will provide for us?!

Luke 12:27-28 “Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and tomorrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?”

Many times we have read about the number of years we would have here on earth, so let’s say its 80 Years (4 score years). We already know how long 80 years truly is; and to be very honest, it’s not that long. For some reason, far too many people are more willing to have their wealth for 80 years than for Eternity. It’s as if they are not able to determine the difference between the length of 80 years and Eternity! Weird…right? And yet the perspective should be…our eyes continually on the Lord! Without the Lord, there is nothing else…absolutely NOTHING. My Friends, that includes those 80 years! You get the Next Breath of air and that next Heartbeat…because the Lord God allows it! ALL things are according to HIS Perfect Will.

Back to what I was originally talking about. When a Human dies here on earth, the body is buried, and the Spirit (The real person) goes back to the Lord God. That human Spirit does NOT become an Angel! They are still a human Spirit…as God originally created them to be. Born-Again Human beings have become the Children of God. The Angels remain Angels, and everything still is as the Lord God created them to be. No one is ever able to cross into being another, or different being.

There is speculation, however, whether or not a saved person in Heaven is able to see us here on earth. There is no evidence of this being a fact in the Word of God. Thus, we must rely on Scripture:

Hebrews 12:1 “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a “cloud of witnesses,” let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.”

The passage of Scripture above says a “Cloud of Witnesses.” So then, it is understood, there is a situation where those of our Loved ones (Born-Again) are “Aware” that we are alive here on earth.

If we look at the “Story of Lazarus and the Rich man” found in Luke 16:19-31, we see where the Rich man in Hell and torment could see Lazarus in the bosom of Abraham. There is an unpassable gulf between them, and also the Rich man knew he had Brothers still alive on earth (Aware?). Yet, there is nothing that states anyone in Heaven is “watching over anyone” on earth. It is then believed they are aware of us on earth, but…those in Heaven are busy being with the Lord. Their Focus is on Jesus Christ, as we should be here on Earth.

There are indeed “Spirits,” and yet they are not the Spirits, as in Ghosts, that we see coming from Hollywood! In other words, you could spend the night in a Cemetery, if you chose to do so, and no one that is already dead will be coming after you; the worst will be the bugs. A person that has passed on here on earth may be aware that you are alive here on earth, but more than likely they are too busy with the Lord.

If one stops to really think about it, why…would someone in Heaven want to revisit the world and all its problems, anger and hatred? In my mind, living through all this garbage and Sin…would be enough…just once?! The last thing I would ever want to be watching is Loved ones suffering so! In Heaven, I want to see Jesus Christ, My Lord and Savior! I want to talk with people like King David, Abraham, Moses and so many others, not forgetting all my Aunts and Uncles and Cousins! My Grand-parents for sure!

Wealth means absolutely nothing; it is a worthless endeavor. My Lord and Savior takes care of me and my Family, and has always done so. This life is NOT about me…it is about Jesus Christ! That, my Friends, should be my first and always focus! “For me to Live…IS Christ!” …RIGHT?

My Friends, one must want to go to Heaven and be with Jesus Christ; and the only way there is by coming to Jesus Christ and asking for HIS forgiveness of our sin. That is the only Way! Otherwise, you will be greeted by the Rich Man in Torment, and you will continue on in Hell, being reminded that you could have chosen Jesus Christ…but you didn’t. Your Fault and no one else’s! Remember, the Word of God tells of people “Gnashing their Teeth,” and that’s because they realize they chose not to accept Jesus Christ into their lives. They had a chance, just like you and I have.

You might want to understand, you make that choice just for you. The Holy Word of God states that, without exception! Jesus Christ died on the Cross for you and me; HE shed HIS Blood to cover our Sin! Our Sin is what stands between Jesus Christ and you and me. The Lord God will NOT tolerate any Sin in HIS Presence! If we decide to NOT listen to the Lord God calling us to HIM, then we are committing Sin; we are denying HIM and the Salvation HE Brings. That will indeed result in Hell for Eternity!

Jesus Christ took the beating and the Death on a Cross that should have been for us. Thank and Praise you, Lord, for that! No one is rich enough to buy their way into Heaven, and never will be. I don’t care how wonderful, sweet, kind and giving you are, no one will ever be “Good Enough!”

Mark 10:17-18 “And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.”

In other words, there is nothing YOU or I can do, or have, to get to Heaven. WE MUST ask Jesus Christ to forgive us our Sin and have it covered by HIS Blood! And that, my Friends, is the name of that tune… straight up…and straightforward! God’s Holy Word says so.

In conclusion, my Friends, I pray you are Born-Again to Jesus Christ…right now! The Rapture of the Church of Jesus Christ…is going to take place very, very, soon! That is one event…you do NOT want to miss being a part of!

As it stands right now, the majority of people are Zombies, shuffling along a Broad highway to destruction! No thoughts…No reward…because they do NOT have Jesus Christ in their lives. That begs the question…where are YOU in all of this? With…or without…Jesus Christ?

John 3:16 “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.”

All Passages of Scripture come from the King James Version of the Bible.

All Emphasis is mine.

You Simply Gotta Choose! :: By Don Twobears

Jesus Christ – You Simply Gotta Choose!

It is strange how we humans truly are (if you’re honest about it). We think of ourselves before anyone else; we always want the best of everything (as much as possible as well). We actually spend a great deal of time on ourselves; and yes, to a degree, we think of others, especially those that we love. You will hear some people explain that this is out of Self-Preservation. I digress… We are truly self-centered at best; or could that be…worst? So then, the first question would be, why are we this way?!

We all like to think that WE all should be in the Rapture…right? Even though the Holy Word of God states this to be the opposite. It says that “FEW” will find the narrow gate; and as we already know, this would be to Heaven for Eternity. So, if everybody thinks they ought to be in Heaven…why does the Bible talk about it being the other way around?

There is one…”1”… thing that stands between Heaven and any one person… SIN. Have you ever noticed, the Word of God says there is only ONE way to Heaven and the Father…through Jesus Christ? There is only one way to get rid of our SIN. There is only One Narrow gate and one narrow Path…that FEW will find! And yet, no matter who you are: good, bad, indifferent… you MUST come to the Cross of Jesus Christ and leave your SIN there. Your SIN must be covered by the Blood of Jesus Christ. There is NO other way! Please, remember, God is no respecter of anyone… It is HIS way or NOT!

John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

Please understand this; Jesus Christ is NOT mincing words here… It is straightforward and to the point!

We all like our comforts. We all like the best of everything, and we believe we deserve that. Problem is, that is NOT what the Word of God says. Each and every individual MUST realize their own SIN. Every Individual must come to Jesus Christ and ask HIM to forgive all their SIN, and ask that it be covered with HIS Blood. I truly have a difficult time when people simply do not understand this. It is one way or the other!

My Friends; the pope is a person just like you and I, and so are all the Ministers, Priests, whatever! These people are NOT GOD. They are NOT able to forgive you of your SIN… That is a FACT. When you die, your relationship (or lack thereof) with Jesus Christ…will be the deciding factor of whether you go to Heaven or to Hell. No one is able to Pray you into Heaven or chant you there or anything else! The Relationship with Jesus Christ…is the Heart of the deal. NO Jesus Christ…NO Heaven!

My Friends…this is a one-way ticket… There is no returning! You made a choice while you are alive here on earth; therefore, you are where you asked to be. If you have no relationship with Jesus Christ, then Hell and the Lake of Fire will be your Eternal Home. I did NOT make the rules, and neither has any other human… It is GOD alone!

Every single human being ever born on this earth has the exact same chance to go to Heaven…Through Jesus Christ.

Everyone already KNOWS whether they have a relationship with Jesus Christ or not. You know if your SIN has been covered by HIS Blood or not. You must ask Jesus Christ to save you; that is all there is!

Let’s understand something right here and right now. God created the Heavens and the Earth, the Entire Universe. If you choose NOT to believe that, you won’t believe the rest of God’s Word either! You will not have a relationship with Jesus Christ; if you die, then you will NOT see Heaven! God’s Holy Word, the Bible, is very explicit on this. Again, read the Passage of Scripture above.

There is NO way to buy your way into Heaven; you are not good enough… Jesus Christ is the only way!

Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and FEW there be that find it.”

John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

The two greatest passages of Scripture, bearing the TRUTH. This not rocket Science y’all; it is not difficult to understand! However…your Choice of Jesus Christ…or not…will be the deciding factor for your home in Eternity. God has never sent anyone to Hell… Every single person CHOSE that for themselves! They denied Jesus Christ in their lives… I know this is harsh…however, it is the TRUTH.

It makes my heart sad when talking to anyone, like friends, and their eyes go blank, and they stare off into something else. They are choosing to deny Jesus Christ! They need HIM more than most at that point; they need to change their lives…but…they’re bored! A day is coming when they will no longer be bored, and they will wish they had paid attention and accepted the gift of Jesus Christ. Problem is, by that moment, it will be too late to change; they have already made their decision. They will have an Eternity to beat themselves up for not listening and changing.

There is something lacking in Hell that so very few ever think of… In Hell there is NO Hope! Eternal damnation, Eternal Separation from the Lord God. And it never ends!

Revelation 9:1-6 “And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have NOT the seal of God in their foreheads. And to them it was given that they should NOT kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.

And in those days shall men seek death, and shall NOT find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.”

I don’t know about you, but I do not want to be anywhere near that! And this is in the Holy Word of God y’all… This is NOT fiction of any kind… It is absolute TRUTH. Where will you be in this?!

Read John 3:16 and know the purpose as originally set down by God, that HE loves all of us and gave HIS Precious Son up to die…in our stead…that HIS blood would cover all our SIN…by simply asking HIM to forgive us our Sin. Take this to Heart, my Friends! Think on this…then decide for yourself!

John 3:16 “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.”

All Passages of Scripture come from the King James Version of the Bible.

All Emphasis is mine.