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Why it is NOW More Important Than Ever to OBEY GOD!

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In this video, we’re going to look at why it is now more important than ever to obey God. Jesus is coming. He’s at the door and God’s wrath is about to be poured out on this wicked world. It’s time for people make a decision, to stop playing around with God and sin, and to take a stand, to choose which side they are truly on. Time is running out. God is not woke and never has been woke. But He is about to wake up this world to what true holiness means, and it will be devastating to those who are not following Him. In this video, we’ll look at two things: First, why right now it is more important than ever to obey God and, second, how to obey God, how to overcome sin and transform your life into one of, not just obedience, but joyful obedience. If you struggle with sin, especially repetitive sin, you can be set free. This video is for you and it’s easier than you think. This is not going to be a condemning video on obedience but an encouraging one and, hopefully a practical on that will give you some tools and an approach for becoming obedient that you haven’t thought of before. Let’s get into it. 

We need to obey God now, more than ever before, because the King is coming. The key verse I’ll use to anchor this teaching is 1 John 2:28:

“And now, little children, abide in Him; that, when He shall appear,
we
may have confidence, and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.” (1 John 2:28 KJV)

Christ is about to return for His Bride, the Church, followed by the final 7-year tribulation where God will judge the nations in His wrath. God has always been active, but He is ready to move on this earth in a very big way, as He has never done before. This verse was written by the Apostle John, and he addressed it, not to unbelievers, but to the church, to saved believers. When Christ appears for His Church, there will be many saved Christians who will look on Him with confidence and joy. But there will also be some saved Christians who have not been living for Him and will be ashamed before Him at His coming. You don’t want to be in that latter group. Why will they be ashamed? Because in that moment when they are suddenly standing before Him, they will realize how far short their lives fell from what Christ expected and desired of them, what Christ was worthy of. None of us is perfect and we all sin, but we can all do better in terms of living for Christ. I want to encourage you that no matter how far you have fallen short of living for Christ, there is still time for each of us to end our lives well so that we are not ashamed before Him at His coming.

So, we’ll do two things in this video: First, I want to give you three reasons why now, at this moment in history, it is more important than ever to obey God. And then second, I want to get practical and talk about how to obey God, how to overcome sin in your life and transform your life into a life that is not just obedient to God, but joyful in obedience to God and natural in obedience, not forced obedience. Being obedient to God is not something where you feel tremendous guilt, make promises to God and then bear down and strive harder to obey. That’s not how you break free of sin. That’s not how you walk in obedience. In fact, beating on yourself to obey God, feeling guilt and shame, making promises to God that you’ll do better, and striving harder to obey is a sure way to fail. There’s a much better way.

But before we get into this topic of obedience, I want to point out that my channel is called, “Once Saved,” as in Once Saved, Always Saved. Once you are saved through faith in Christ, you can never lose salvation under ANY circumstances. Or, as Jesus said in John chapter 5:

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth My word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” (John 5:24 KJV)

Once we believe in Christ, at that very moment, as Jesus said, you have everlasting life, you shall not come into condemnation (which means you can’t lose salvation), for you have already passed from death to life. Christ has broken the power of sin to condemn us, so that all of our sins (past, present and future) are forgiven forever. I’ve done so many videos proving this Scripturally.

Once you are saved,
sin or disobedience can never cause you
to lose your salvation.

If you doubt that, my channel has a 21-part series on salvation assurance where I prove it multiple times. Salvation is a free gift of God that we receive by faith in Christ alone. And as it says in Romans 11:29, “the gifts and calling of God are irrevocable.” So, I don’t want to fill you with undue fear regarding sin and obedience.

But with that said, sin is still never ok. It is never ok to sin before God under any circumstances. While you will not lose your salvation, there are significant costs to sin. God is not mocked. A man sows what he reaps, and we’ll get into what those costs are in this video. As Christians, we are called to be like Christ, to live a life of obedience toward God. 

So, let’s start with three reasons why it is now more important than ever to obey God. 

REASON 1: The King is coming in HOLINESS and POWER
God is about to move BIG TIME on this world, and when He moves, He always demonstrates His Holiness with Power, starting with His people.

In the book of Acts, God was moving in a big way to establish a new thing: His Church. And right at the start, in Acts chapter 5, God gave us the story of Ananias and Sapphira:

“…a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, and kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles’ feet. But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.” (Acts 5:1-5 KJV)

Most of you know this story. His wife Sapphira then came in and the same thing happened to her. God judged them both, not because they held back part of the money but because they lied about it before the entire church. They practiced sin at a time when God was on the move, establishing His Church in holiness. There is no mention that they lost salvation here. What they lost was their physical lives. God put them to death to demonstrate His holiness in front of the Church.

Then there’s the story in 1 Corinthians 11 where people in the church were partaking of the Lord’s Supper in an unworthy manner, resulting in sickness and death. Paul said concerning the taking of Communion:

“For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.” (1 Corinthians 11:29-30 KJV)

Christian believers in that first century church were sinning by partaking of the Lord’s Supper in an unworthy manner. God judged them for it, resulting in many becoming sick and even being put to death. There is no mention here either of anyone losing salvation. The word “damnation” is used in this verse, but it is the Greek word, “krima,” which means, “judgment” or “condemnation.” It doesn’t mean they were sent to hell. In fact, the same exact word was used to describe the Lord Jesus Christ in Luke 24, where it says:

“… the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to be condemned (krima) to death, and have crucified Him.” (Luke 24:20 KJV)

Clearly, the Greek word “krima” was used to describe condemnation to physical death, just as Paul used it in 1 Corinthians 11.

I bring all this up to make a point: When God moves, He always demonstrates His Holiness with Power, starting with His people. In that first century, God was on the move in a big way. He was demonstrating and establishing His holiness and power before the church, and those that crossed Him by sinning were dealt with severely. They didn’t lose their salvation, but they lost their health and lives.

If you think about it, after that first century church, when God was no longer on the move in that same way because He had already established His Church, if people did the very same things that Ananias and Sapphira had done, or if they partook of the Lord’s Supper in an unworthy manner just like the first century Corinthians had done, most likely nothing would have happened, because God was not on the move like His was in that first century. For nearly two thousand years, God has been patiently dealing with the Church and this world with a measure of leniency, giving people time to turn to Him.

But as shown in our prophetic timeline, we’re now about to enter into the end time tribulation period, where God will once again be on the move in an even greater way, demonstrating as never before His holiness and power to this world. Sins that, in the past, may have received leniency and mercy, will not be treated that way much longer. 

As a Christian, if you are playing around with sin, watching porn, practicing immorality, getting drunk or whatever, you are doing so at an increasingly dangerous time in history. It is getting to the point where those who practice sin are literally tempting God to come against them with power. And pretty soon, He will do it. This is not a time to be playing around with sin or with God. You don’t want to be the next Ananias or Sapphira. 

As a side note, if you would like a detailed description of this timeline, it’s available in a video I did called “Who will be left behind at the Rapture?” I’ll include a link to it at the end of this video.

The second reason why it is now more important than ever to obey God is this:

REASON 2: The King is coming for a BRIDE that is READY
This time on earth is our period of preparation and purification before we stand in His Presence.

In the book of Esther, after Queen Vashti was removed, the king sought for a new queen. The women that were called as possible replacements were not brought immediately into the king’s presence. They had to first undergo a long period of preparation.

“Then said the king’s servants … Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king: …  and let their things for purification be given them: … Now when every maid’s turn was come to go in to king Ahasuerus, after that she had been twelve months, according to the manner of the women, (for so were the days of their purifications accomplished, to wit, six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with sweet odours, and with other things for the purifying of the women😉 Then thus came every maiden unto the king; …” (Esther 2:2-3, 12-13 KJV)

These women went through a 12-month period of purification before they were allowed to enter the king’s presence. Similarly, the prophet Daniel and other Jews that were brought to Babylon went through a period of purification before they were allowed to come before the king.

“And the king spake unto Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that he should bring certain of the children of Israel …,  in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king’s palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans. And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king’s meat, and of the wine which he drank: so nourishing them three years, that at the end thereof they might stand before the king. Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah:” (Daniel 1:3-6 KJV)

Daniel and other Jews with him went through a three-year period of purification before they were allowed to enter into the king’s presence.

The point I want to make is this: Our time on earth is our period of purification before we enter into the King’s presence. Are we making ourselves ready to stand before Him? Christ is coming for a Bride that is ready. Are you ready? Now is the time to prepare yourself and purify yourself so that you can enter into the King’s presence with confidence and not be ashamed. Christ is at the door. He’s about to open it. And suddenly, you will find yourself in front of Him. Don’t waste this time of purification. Get ready.

And then the third reason why it is now more important than ever to obey God is this:

REASON 3: The King is coming for JUDGMENT
When Jesus comes, He will judge this world, but He will also judge His Church.

Immediately after the Rapture, every Christian will stand before Him at the Judgment Seat of Christ, where Jesus will examine your life. Only Christians will appear before the Judgment Seat of Christ, while unbelievers go through the 7-year tribulation. The Judgment Seat of Christ is not where Christ examines sin in your life, for sin has already been dealt with and paid for on the cross. Instead, the Judgment Seat of Christ is where Christ examines your works: what you did to serve Him on earth, to build on the foundation of the Gospel, as Paul described in 1 Corinthians chapter 3: 

“Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.” (1 Corinthians 3:12-15 KJV)

Notice first that no one loses salvation at the Judgment Seat of Christ, but we can lose rewards. Salvation is not a reward but is a free gift that God will never take back. Rewards include things like reigning or ruling with Christ, crowns, and special privileges we’ll have in heaven. Daniel chapter 12 says that even our eternal bodies will shine brighter the more faithful we are in this life in leading others toward righteousness. I did a video describing these rewards in detail. I include a link to that as well at the end of this video.

There are things God wants to do through you in this life and reward you for; rewards you will enjoy for all eternity. But if you are not ready to be used of God because you are not living for Him, then God will choose someone else and the rewards that God had intended to give to you will instead be given to them. Don’t let sin or anything else steal your rewards. Once saved, you can never lose your salvation. But sin always has its price, even for a saved Christian. 

Paul said, “If any man’s work shall be burned (in other words, if the result of his time on earth is found to be of little value to Christ), he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.” This fire is not the fire of hell, for it says, “he himself shall be saved.” Instead, it’s the fire of examination, where we stand before Christ as He reviews our life and shows us all the blessings that we could have had had we only lived faithfully and obediently. But instead, those rewards are lost forever. Such a person will still be saved but will never receive all the rewards Christ desired that person to have.

My point is this: If you are a Christian who is playing around with sin, you are not going to lose your salvation, but there is a high price to be paid. You will lose significant rewards at the Judgment Seat of Christ, and it will feel like going through fire as He examines you.

If you are a Christian who is playing with sin, don’t mistake God’s lenience toward you at the present time to mean that it doesn’t matter. God is holy and there is a high cost to sin. If you believe in Christ, yes, you will be saved. But at what cost?

So, these are three reasons why it is now more important than ever to obey God:

REASON 1: The King is coming in HOLINESS and POWER

REASON 2: The King is coming for a BRIDE that is READY

REASON 3: The King is coming for JUDGMENT

The King is coming and He’s coming soon. 

But what do we do if we’re not ready? I want to encourage you that it’s not too late for you to end your life well so that you are ready to stand before Him. 

So, in the time that’s left, let’s get practical and talk about:

How to overcome sin and transform your life
into one of joyful obedience.

Learning obedience can be easy and natural if you do it the right way. What’s the right way? First, let’s look at the wrong way.

There is a strategy that Satan uses against Christians that I call, “The Cycle of Misery.” Once you are saved by placing your faith in Christ, you have overcome this world of sin and Satan can no longer touch you. He can’t change the fact that you are going to be saved through the blood of Christ. So, he does the next best thing and tries to make it so that you are tied up in sin and rendered powerless to serve Christ in this life, especially so that you don’t lead others to Christ.

The Cycle of Misery

The Cycle of Misery works like this:

Step 1: You are drawn into sin. As long as you are walking in obedience to God, God’s protection is all around you. As it says in Isaiah chapter 26:

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee.” (Isaiah 26:3 KJV)

But as Christians, when we disobey God, effectively turning our backs on Him, that protection is lifted to where God allows us to suffer some of the consequences of our sin. God isn’t abandoning you. His goal is to turn you back to Him. God will never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5), so we will not lose our salvation, but He will discipline us, often by allowing us to experience the consequences of our sin and that may include allowing some level of demonic oppression in our lives. Demons can never possess a Christian who is indwelt with the Holy Spirit, but they can oppress us if God’s protection is lifted. Sin opens the door to giving the demonic world the legal right to oppress us. And, if we keep sinning against God, eventually:

Step 2: Demonic strongholds are formed. If you are battling a repetitive sin that you just can’t seem to break free of, such as sexual immorality, repeatedly watching porn, I guarantee you that there is a demonic stronghold in your life. Satan uses this to keep you locked into a pattern of sin, making you totally ineffective for serving Christ. It works by repeatedly tempting you and luring you in, with thoughts like, “Oh, this isn’t that bad,” and “It’ll feel so good. Just do it. God will forgive you.” But then comes:

Step 3: Condemnation and guilt. As soon as you sin, Satan is right there to now condemn you, working with your own conscience to fill you with dread, saying, “You call yourself a Christian? You’re a sinner. You’ve gone too far now. You’ve lost your salvation. God’s going to send you to hell.” What then follows is:

Step 4: Despair, panic and fear. You become frightened that maybe you have lost your salvation. You become unsure of your standing before God. So, in terror, you begin:

Step 5: False repentance. You begin begging God to forgive you, all the while doubting whether He will and fearing He will send you to hell. That kind of turning to God in fear, where you doubt what He promised you is true, is false repentance, not based on faith. You then make promises to God to do better and you determine that you will this time buckle down and try harder than ever to obey Him. 

But then the cycle starts all over again and you are lured once more into sin. No matter how hard you try, nothing changes. You’re trapped in this repetitive cycle of misery and sin, and it becomes a downward spiral.

I’ve been there. I’m not making this up. I’m describing this firsthand. I’ve also received emails from many Christians telling me how they were caught up in this same cycle. If this describes you, I want to tell you that you are not alone, but more importantly, there is a way out and it’s far easier than what you are going through. 

The way out of this cycle of sin and misery and the way out of disobedience is not to try harder to obey God. The way out is by becoming transformed in your mind by the Word of God. Paul describes this solution in Romans chapter 12 and Philippians chapter 2:

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:1-2 KJV)

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:” (Philippians 2:5 KJV)

God’s Word tells us the way out of a lifestyle of sin: “be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.” 

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:” (Proverbs 23:7 KJV)

This is an important principle: How we think controls how we act.

Some Christians say they sin because they are battling the old sin nature still inside them. But this is a false teaching. Christians are not divided. In fact, Jesus said that a house divided against itself cannot stand. We don’t have both an old nature and a new nature inside us, for 2 Corinthians 5:17 says” 

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV)

Once we are saved through faith in Christ, we no longer have an old sin nature. What we do have is an old mind that is not yet trained to think as God thinks. And the way to fix that is to transform your mind.

If we spend our time thinking Godly thoughts, our actions will follow, and we will be godly. If we spend our time thinking worldly thoughts, our actions will also follow, and we will be worldly.

How we think controls how we act.

The way to destroy patterns of sin in your life is by transforming, not your behavior, but your thinking, your mind, and that is done by filling your mind with the Word of God. If you are trying to change your behavior, you are just treating the symptom and it won’t work. The key to success when it comes to godliness and obedience is to transform your thinking, your mind. We do that by aligning our thinking to the Word of God, filling our minds with His Word every day, every moment, as much as possible. The more we do that, the bigger and faster the transformation. In fact, forget about your behavior. Change your mind, what you spend your time thinking about, and your behavior will naturally follow.

There’s an old expression, “Garbage in, garbage out!” If all we do is fill our minds with the garbage of this world, guess what will come out of us in our behavior? But the converse is also true: “Good things in, good things out!” If we fill our minds with good things, godly thoughts, guess what will naturally come out of us in our behavior?

Obedience is just the outward manifestation of what’s already inside. If you struggle with obedience, that’s a sign that godliness is missing on the inside. Conversely, if the inside is right (your thoughts, what you let your mind dwell on), obedience will naturally follow, and it will take no effort to obey God.

Do you think Jesus ever struggled with obeying God? No, of course not. Why? Well, because He was and is God, but also because His inner character is godly. Obedience was the natural outflowing of His godly character.

You don’t have to struggle with obedience. The Bible says the key to achieving that is to transform your mind. The Old Testament Pharisees were really big on outward obedience, but inside they were far from God. Jesus condemned them for that. Don’t be like them. Focus first on transforming your mind, what’s on the inside, and your outward obedience will follow naturally, without any effort. 

That sounds like a lot but it’s really not and I want to give you a very simply way to accelerate the transformation of your mind. It’s simply this:

Begin a daily practice of Scripture Memorization.

Pick a verse that has meaning to you and memorize it. Don’t wear yourself out with this. Just pick one verse. You don’t have to spend hours doing it. Just spend a few minutes. Then repeat it to yourself throughout the day, especially when you feel temptation. By doing that, you will not only start to transform your mind, but you will honor God. God will see that, and He will also give you strength. 

Then, the next day, pick another verse. Now you’ve got two verses filling your mind. Repeat them a couple of times a day. It doesn’t have to take long. Just a few minutes. But it pulls your mind back to the center, to the Word of God, so that you are not pulled into sin.

The Psalmist said:

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee.” (Psalm 119:11 KJV)

We hide God’s Word in our heart, using it to transform our thinking, so that we don’t sin against God. Instead of garbage going into our mind, we put God’s Word in our mind. What will be the result? Godliness. You can do the same thing by reading God’s Word and meditating on it, but I’ve found the greatest changes in my life happened when I started memorizing it, literally hiding God’s Word in my heart. 

Filling your mind with the Word of God transforms your mind from worldly thinking to godly thinking. The result is natural obedience that takes no effort at all because that’s how you now think. 

If you take that step, God gives you this promise in Joshua chapter 1: 

“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” (Joshua 1:8 KJV)

Within a year, spending only minutes a day, you can have over a hundred verses memorized, filling your mind, equipping your arsenal against the attacks of enemy. When you do that, an amazing thing happens: your mind shifts to where it becomes Christ-centered instead of world-centered. Your actions begin to follow automatically without effort, and godliness and righteousness become your new normal.

All this by just spending a few minutes a day memorizing God’s Word. It fundamentally changes the way you think.

Paul said:

“…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.” (Philippians 4:8 KJV)

We transform our behavior toward obedience by transforming our mind, our thoughts.

There are apps out there that can help you keep track of memory verses and make it easy to do Scripture memorization. The one I use is called, “Remember Me,” available in the Play Store. But there are many others.

Music

Another way to transform your mind is through godly music. What kind of music do you listen to? If you listen to worldly music that does not honor God, guess how you are training your mind to think?

Godly music has a way of not only transforming your thinking, but it also changes the spiritual atmosphere around you. In 1 Samual 16, when King Saul was tormented by an evil spirit, it was David playing the harp that relieved Saul’s torment and caused the evil spirit to go away.

“And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.” (1 Samuel 16:23 KJV)

When you are under temptation, if you can do nothing else, simply hit the play button and start playing Christian praise music. It changes the atmosphere and restores your thinking to a godly place.

There’s lots of really good Christian music that honors God. Find some that you like. Christian praise music will break down an atmosphere of sin and change your thinking and desires back to God. The same goes with television and movies.

The point is this: Instead of striving and struggling to obey God, take some simple but deliberate steps to transform your mind in a godly way. Start with Scripture memorization. Just one verse a day and then, three months from now, see if your life isn’t totally transformed. It’s really easier than you think to obey God when you think like He does. We’ll never be perfect in this life in dealing with sin. But pretty soon, if you take some steps to transform your mind, righteousness will become your new normal and sin will become less and less a factor in your life. And what you experience then is not just obedience, but joyful obedience. It’s no longer an effort to obey God. It becomes normal because that’s how you now think. And instead of experiencing fear and guilt, you experience joy. You develop confidence to stand before Him when He comes. All that, by simply memorizing the Word of God as a daily practice so as to transform your mind.

Lastly, if you are a Christian who is caught up in repetitive sin, a cycle of misery, where you know or suspect that there are demonic strongholds in your life, I want to give you:

Three Quick Steps to Escape Demonic Strongholds

  1. Confess your sins to God.
    “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9 KJV)

    This verse is NOT a verse about salvation. It has nothing to do with salvation. John wrote this to the Church, to those already saved. When you sin, God stops blessing you and starts to discipline you. The first thing you then have to do is to get right with God, back to a place of blessing. Simply confess your sins and He will forgive you. It’s no different than when a child disobeys a parent. The parent has to stop blessing that child and starts disciplining. The relationship is hindered by the child’s disobedience but is then repaired when the child goes to the parent, acknowledges the wrong and seeks forgiveness. The parent then forgives the child and returns the child to a place of blessing.

    So it is with God. He is a good Father Who longs to forgive and is always faithful to forgive. If you doubt whether God will forgive you, that’s just the enemy talking lies to you. God loves you so much that He died for you. He is always ready to forgive His children and will not let even one of them go. Not one of His children will perish. So, start by confessing sin. God will forgive and return you to a place of blessing, which means His divine protection will once again come over you.

  2.  Take authority over the enemy and tear down strongholds.
    “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7 KJV)

    Even the weakest Christian stands in the authority of Christ and can take authority over the enemy. After you have restored a right relationship with God by confessing sin, simply command the enemy to leave. For example, if you are battling lust, you could say, “Spirits of lust, by the authority of Christ, I command you to leave and not come back.” It’s as simple as that to tear down demonic strongholds. They will leave. 

    But here’s the catch: If you are holding on to sin (for example in the case of lust if you still have porn in your house and you continue that sin), the enemy doesn’t have to leave. You have to be sincere with God in your repentance. If you are, His forgiveness and protection will come over you and the enemy will flee.

  3. Then begin transforming your mind with the Word of God. Start with Scripture memorization, just one verse a day. Let God’s Word become your lifeline. Cling to it. God will see that you are honoring Him with this and will strengthen you. He will defend you and become a shield about you.

    “Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.” (Psalm 119:114 KJV)

    “Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.” (Psalm 119:133 KJV)

Memorize those verses. God’s Word is what transforms our mind, resulting in changed behavior. Obedience.

Finally, and I’ll close with this and say to everyone: Above all, make sure you are saved. We are not saved by our own righteousness. We are saved only through faith in Christ, believing that He died in our place on the cross to pay for our sins before a perfectly holy God. He died for us so that our debt to God is paid in full. And He rose from the dead, showing us that through faith in Him, we can have eternal life. Jesus Himself said:

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me hath everlasting life.” (John 6:47 KJV)

Salvation = God’s Grace Alone Through Faith Alone In Christ Alone

Believing the Gospel means placing your entire trust in Christ for your salvation, believing that He:

  1. Died for your sins
  2. Was buried 
  3. Rose from the dead

As it says in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4.

Nothing more. Nothing less. There are no other requirements to be saved than to believe in Jesus. Once you place your faith in Christ for your salvation, you are born again, and you are forever a child of God. Our Father is a good Father Who will never abandon you but will preserve you in the faith and never let you go. 

If you are not certain about your salvation, time is getting very late. Don’t take the chance of missing out on God. 

Making Sure You Are Saved Is As Easy As ABC

Admit to God that you have sinned.

Believe that Jesus, God’s Son, died to pay for
your sins 100%, was buried and rose from the dead.

Call upon Jesus and ask Him to forgive you and save you.

If you make that decision to call upon Him, God gives you this assurance:

“For whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13 KJV)

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