TRIALS AND PUNISHMENTS

 

 

Greetings Dear Readers! Let us all Praise Jesus Christ- our Lord and Savior!

May the Lord our God Jesus touch your heart so you will understand the GOSPEL MESSAGE TODAY. Plant this in your heart for this will soon flower and bear the fruit of righteousness that comes from God, through faith in Jesus Christ.

                              TRIALS AND PUNISHMENTS

                          

                           HEBREWS 4:12  – For the WORD OF GOD is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow, it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

                                 2 THESSALONIANS 1:8-9

                                          : 8  He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus.

                                          : 9  They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the majesty of his power.

                                 1 PETER 4:17-18

                                         : 17  For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the Gospel of God?

                                         : 18  And, if it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and sinners?

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            I couldn’t help but clarify to you Dear Readers what I commonly hear people say whenever they face problems, or become victims of disasters, calamities, accidents or any bad or negative encounters in their lives. This is just a trial or testing from God, so they say! —– Is it really !

But this is what I have to say! TRIALS OR TESTINGS are from God, sent to people to test their faith. So each and every Christian ( those who have believed and have faith in Jesus Christ and received him as their Lord and Savior, become part of the Body of CHRIST, THE CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD. ) receives trials or testing of their faith.

Even before Jesus came to the world, our God have tested the faith of Adam and Eve, Abraham, the Prophets like Moses,Isaiah, Jeremiah, Job, David,and many others .

After Jesus left, the Apostles and many other disciples of the Lord have experienced trials and testings of all sorts, like Peter, Paul and his co-workers,

********Our Lord Jesus sends us servants; believers, trials and testings to prepare us so we could serve him according to his purpose and will.

  1 PETER 1:6-7

        : 6  In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer in all kinds of trials.

        : 7  These have come so that your faith  — of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire — may be proved genuine and may result in praise, honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 

  1 PETER 4:12

       Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you.

  JOB 7:18

        that you examine him every morning and test him every moment?

  2 PETER 2:9

         if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment.

  JAMES 1:2-3/12

        : 2    Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,  

        : 3    because you know that the testing your faith developes perseverance.

        : 12  Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. 

********PUNISHMENTS are sent to people who do not know God, do not acknowledge God or do not believe God and the gospel; for the rebellious people, wicked, idolatrous, liars.; disobey God’s commands, destroy God’s works;

GOD punished PEOPLE and NATIONS  like:

   ADAM AND EVE  — for their disobedience to God’s Word of not eating the fruit…; instead they believed the Serpent who deceived them and caused them to be cast from the Lord’s presence in the Garden of Eden.This also led to the physical death of all mankind- including you and me.

   ESAU exchanged his Birthright to his brother Jacob for food and so forfeits the blessings that could be his if not….

  Judas – BETRAYED and sold Jesus to the …. for 30 pieces of silver

  Sodom and Gomorrah – rained down burning sulfur from the Lord out of the heavens; for their wickedness- perversion

   ASSYRIA, BABYLONIA, EGYPT….. 

  And many many more……

God punishes people to repay them for their sins; for their evil deeds, for wickedness.

   PSALM 107:17

       Some became fools through their rebellious ways and sufered affliction because of their iniquities.

   EZEKIEL 30:19

         So I will inflict punishment on Egypt, and they will know that I am the Lord.

   PSALM 91:8

         You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. 

So then Dear Readers- know that TRIALS AND TESTINGS are for those who already have faith in God; those who believe in the Lord and obey his words. PUNISHMENTS are sent to unbelievers, people who don’t believe or obey the word of God; they are punished for evil deeds so they might turn to God and change their ways and acknowledge the Lord our God.

 Sinners/Unbelievers are punished for their wrongdoings, evil deeds, not knowing God or acknowledging him through his Gospel.They are punished so they might stop doing wrong and turn to God.

                                                   ( READ THE WORD OF GOD! ) 

GOD BLESS YOU, DEAR READERS!

I GIVE ALL PRAISE, HONOR AND GLORY TO THE ONE TRUE LIVING GOD- JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD AND SAVIOR

EVANGELISTWILLY

NOTE: ALL SCRIPTURE TAKEN FROM THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION

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 ABOUT EVANGELISTWILLY

EVANGELISTWILLY is the Founding Pastor of the Church Planting Ministry, JESUS CHURCH- JEREMIAH 6:16 MINISTRY, INT’L. ; Publisher of the following:

          Christian Magazine -The Evangelist-Gospel Message Today

          Christian Gospel Tract – The Secret of Happiness

He writes gospel messages on this Blog- GOSPEL MESSAGE TODAY, Christian Blogsites.com

He serves the Lord our God Jesus as Evangelist/ChurchPlanter in the above Ministry with wife Corazon as a team since 1992. He proclaims the Word of God not only through the gospel messages he write in the above Christian Magazine, Gospel Tract, this Blog-Gospel Message Today– but also through Preaching and Healing Missions; Guest Preaching in other Christian Ministries, and simultanously Pastoring the above Ministry – the Church Plants.

His mission is to let people know who Jesus Christ really is, our One True Living God. To preach the WORD OF GOD as it is written in the Holy Sciptures to the unreached, – rich and poor; high and low; those who haven’t heard or read the Gospel of our Lord ; to bring souls at our Lord’s feet!

   JEREMIAH 6:16  This is what the Lord says: ” Stand at the crossraods and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said,  ‘ We will not walk in it..’

    ISAIAH 30:21 –      Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice saying, ” This is the way, walk in it.”

   **** And the good way is pointed to, in the following gospel:

   JOHN 14:6 –  Jesus answered, ” I am the way, and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

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 GOSPEL MESSAGE TODAY

    HEBREWS 3:15

         As has just been said:TODAY, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.

    HEBREWS :7

        Therefore God again set a certain day, calling it TODAY, when along time later he spoke through David, as was said before:TODAY, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.”

    PSALM 95:7-8

       : 7  for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture; the flock under his care. TODAY, if you hear his voice,

       : 8  do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah, as you did at Maasah in the desert.

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 WORK OF AN EVANGELIST- ( 2 TIMOTHY 4:1-5 )

 : 1  In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I GIVE YOU THIS CHARGE:

 : 2  PREACH THE WORD; BE PREPARED IN SEASON AND OUT OF SEASON; CORRECT, REBUKE, AND ENCOURAGE — WITH GREAT PATIENCE AND CAREFUL INSTRUCTION.

 : 3  For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.

 : 4  They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.

 : 5  BUT YOU, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, DO THE WORK OF AN EVANGELIST, discharge all the duties of your ministry.

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 FIVE (5 ) STEPS TO BE A CHRISTIAN – ( BECOME PART OF THE BODY OF CHRIST- THE CHURCH )/  5 KEYS TO SALVATION 

 1  Acknowledge all your sins and confess them to the Lord Jesus/ 1ST KEY TO SALVATION

                 PSALM 32:5

                      Then I acknowledge my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, ” I will confess my transgressions to the Lord” ——  and you forgave the guilt of my sin.

                1 JOHN 1:9

                      If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and justify us from all unrighteousness.

 2.  REPENTANCE – ( Repent of all your sins; Turn away from all these sins; Leave your life of sin; Have a change of heart ) /  2ND KEY TO SALVATION

                  LUKE 24:46-47

                        : 46  He told them, ” This is what is wrtten: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day,

                        : 47  and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem

 3.  Ask forgiveness from the Lord Jesus for all your sins/  3RD KEY TO SALVATION

                 ACTS 10:43

                       All the prophets testify about him that evryone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.

                 ACTS 5:31

                        God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might give repentance and forgiveness of sins to Israel.

 4.  Receive Jesus Christ in your heart, as your Lord and Savior /  4TH KEY TO SALVATION 

                 ROMANS 10:13

                         for, ” Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

                  ACTS 2:21

                          And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

        PRAYER TO RECEIVE JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR BY FAITH:

                 Lord Jesus, I need You! I thank You for dying for my sins. I open the door of my heart and receive You as my Lord and Savior.

                 Thank You for forgiving my sins.Take control of the throne of my life and make me the kind of person you want me to be.

                 Amen and Amen. 

 5.  Baptism in Water – ( Be baptized in water in the Name of the Lord Jesus. / 5TH KEY TO SALVATION

                   ACTS 2:38

                         Peter replied, REPENT AND BE BAPTIZED, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven. AND you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

******* NOW IF YOU SINCERELY BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART THE GOSPEL AS ENUMERATED IN THE ABOVE FIVE STEPS/ 5KEYS TO SALVATION, AND CAREFULLY OBEYED EACH OF THEM IN FAITH, THEN: 

 

******* NOW YOU ARE SAVED! SALVATION HAS COME TO YOU! YOU AE NOW REDEEMED! YOU ARE NOW BORN-AGAIN, CIRCUMCISED IN HEART BY THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO NOW DWELLS IN YOU; ASSURED OF ETERNAL LIFE WITH GOD IN HIS KINGDOM TOGETHER WITH ALL OF US BELIEVERS IN JESUS CHRIST, MEMBERS OF GOD’S FAMILY; WELCOME TO THE CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD, BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST!  

 

******* NOW YOU BELONG TO JESUS AND JESUS BELONGS TO YOU!

                  ROMANS 8:14-17

                        : 14  Because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

                        : 15  For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, ” ABBA, FATHER”.

                        : 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.

                        : 17  Now if we are children, then we are heirs, heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

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  AN INVITATION TO EVERYONE ! ! !

     EVANGELISTWILLY  is inviting you , Dear Readers to send an email to this address:

                        pastorwillie.caoile@yahoo.com

                                      or at this URL:

                       http://evangelistwilly.ChristianBlogsites.com/blog/

   for any of the following:

   ******     Request for Prayer or Intercession

   ******     Counselling

   ******     Inquiries on any gospel in the Holy Scriptures

   ******     Healing of the Sick/Laying On of hands/ Praying Over- through the power of the Name of Jesus and the Holy Spirit.   EXODUS 15:26  – He said, ” If you listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I AM THE LORD WHO HEALS YOU.”

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