MESSAGE TWELVE – MATTHEW CHAPTER FIVE – 05-29-21
JESUS CHRIST TEACHES THE MULTITUDES 
We continue with the beginning of the NT in the gospel of Matthew. This chapter continues the account in chapter four of the multitudes witnessing JESUS CHRIST teaching in the synagogues of His powerful message that they had never heard before. He preached a message of repentance. They were used to the OT and the law; however, JESUS was preaching through the power of The HOLY SPIRIT. The people also witnessed countless miracles at the hands of JESUS CHRIST. Many of them were delivered of demon possessions and all manner of sickness and disease.
The multitudes followed JESUS CHRIST into a mountain place. His apostles gathered around Him, and the people gathered around them. I would imagine that you could hear a pin drop in this place, because the people desired to follow JESUS and hear what He was about to teach them. 
Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. 
In the world system people are conditioned to think that meekness is a sign of weakness. However, in the eyes of ALMIGHTY GOD, to be meek and humbled before Him is a desirable character quality. We who have repented and serving JESUS CHRIST are not of this world, just as HE is not of this world. AMEN! This is just a temporary place where we reside during this time. 
Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness; for they shall be filled. 
We who are saved are not of this world and are indeed experiencing a deep hunger and thirst for righteousness as we witness the increasing darkness of this world. But JESUS CHRIST promises us that we shall be filled one day. AMEN! 
LORD JESUS continues by teaching us that the pure in heart will see God, the peacemakers shall be called the children of God, and that we who serve JESUS CHRIST should expect to be persecuted and reviled by those who are unsaved and of the world. We are taught by JESUS to rejoice when this takes place, for just as He was persecuted, we should expect the same. He encourages us to continue our walk with Him throughout our lives. The LORD GOD knows our hearts and the only way a person can have a pure heart is when we are totally sold out to JESUS CHRIST. If not, the heart is wicked and deceitful, as we read in the book of Jeremiah.
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MESSAGE TEN – 05-15-21

MATTHEW THREE – JESUS CHRIST IS BAPTIZED
Today we continue our study of the gospels, beginning with the book of Matthew, the beginning of the New Testament, which provides us the account of the official start of the earthly ministry of JESUS CHRIST, the SON Of GOD, the Word Made Flesh, which dwelt among us.
Matthew 3:1-2 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. 
We know from previous messages that Judea was a Roman province that was ruled by Herod, during the time of the birth of JESUS CHRIST. The location of Judea is the southern part of Israel and also part of the West Bank and is considered to be part of the desert.This is where John the Baptist was preaching, who was born filled with The HOLY SPIRIT and was blessed with a short but powerful ministry to prepare the world for JESUS CHRIST and baptized a water baptism of repentance.
Isaiah 40:3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. 
Now picture John the Baptist clothed in raiment of camel’s hair with a leather girdle about his loins, living off of locusts and wild honey, preaching a message of repentance and baptizing the Jews that came to him in the wilderness. I am sure that many people thought this to be strange, just like today, many people find a message of repentance to be strange (not to mention the lifestyle that John was living in desert country, dressed in this manner).
We read that many came from Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the region round about Jordan to be baptized of John, after repenting and confessing their sins. Of course we know that the “religious elite” would not be far behind. These were the Jewish sects of Pharisees and Sadducees who were spiritually blinded, with hardened hearts, and desired to maintain their worldly authority and to be admired by others. The Pharisees were the very ones who JESUS CHRIST Himself called “hypocrites”. They were threatened by this powerful movement of The HOLY SPIRIT that was going on, and desired to throw a “monkey wrench” into this entire matter. This is because they strictly followed the law, the Old Testament, and also believed simply because they were the seed of Abraham and performed many “good works” they were above repentance. Things are no different today because there are many people who believe their “good works” are enough and they do not need to repent and commit their lives to serve JESUS CHRIST. 
Those who are judged according to their works will be those who died in a state of rejection toward JESUS CHRIST and were focused on their “good works”, thinking that was all they needed for salvation. ALMIGHTY GOD is going to give these folks what they want: they desired to live without JESUS CHRIST and get by on their “good deeds”? Then they can die an eternal death without JESUS CHRIST as well! Realize now that NO ONE on this earth is a good person without the precious shed blood of JESUS CHRIST to cover them. We are all born sinners because the sin of Adam and Eve, our descendants, is passed down to us and we ALL need JESUS CHRIST. This means we must repent, turn from our worldly and sinful ways, believe on JESUS CHRIST, and freely choose to commit our lives to serve Him. (Romans 10:9 and Mark 16:16). 
Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. THIS IS THE UNQUENCHABLE FIRE! Pay attention because our time on this earth is short. 
We continue in the book of Matthew with the account of JESUS CHRIST coming to John the Baptist to be baptized of him. LORD JESUS was born into this world humbly, as a babe in a manger, GOD MADE FLESH, who grew to be a man and ready to begin His earthly ministry. JESUS CHRIST experienced the daily things we experience, only He was perfect, without sin. John the Baptist was a humble servant of ALMIGHTY GOD who believed that JESUS was indeed the CHRIST, the SON OF GOD because John was born filled with The HOLY SPIRIT. He did not think himself to be worthy to bear the shoes of JESUS CHRIST or baptize Him. 
Matthew 3:15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he suffered him. 
We read a powerful and beautiful account of the Godhead, GOD THE FATHER, GOD THE SON, AND GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT, who are ONE as we continue…
Matthew 3:16-17 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. 
GOD THE FATHER is a Spirit, GOD THE SON is JESUS CHRIST, GOD MADE FLESH, and they share the same HOLY SPIRIT; therefore, they are all ONE. JESUS CHRIST was baptized to fulfill all righteousness. The LORD GOD announced that His beloved SON came into this world and that He was well pleased with Him. 
Remember that JESUS CHRIST did not have to come to this earth and die for our sins; however, He freely chose to be our perfect sacrifice, shed His precious blood and die on the cross for the sins of the whole world. When JESUS CHRIST arose from the dead on the third day, He conquered sin and death for everyone who repents, believes on Him, and freely chooses to commit their entire lives to serve Him. Again, our time on this earth is short but eternity is forever, choose JESUS CHRIST today while you still have the breath in your body. 
MAY THE LORD GOD RICHLY BLESS YOU!!!

MESSAGE NINE – 05-08-21

MATTHEW TWO – CONTINUING ACCOUNT OF THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST
We read the account of wise men traveling from the east to Jerusalem, because they had seen the star and came to worship The CHRIST CHILD. Now the bible only tells us “wise men”, we do not know how many there really were. Most people are raised to believe that there were THREE wise men because of the the three gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh that were presented to LORD JESUS CHRIST. Again, this is something that has been passed on for generations and people just blindly follow it. This may seem like a minor point to discuss; however, The LORD GOD clearly warns us not to add to or take from His Holy Word in the book of Revelation chapter twenty-two.
These wise men, who were from Midian (Southern Jordan), Ephah (East Shore of the Dead Sea), and Sheba (Saudi Arabia) believed the prophecy and desired to pay homage to the CHRIST CHILD.
Isaiah 60:6 The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the LORD. 
The prophecy is found in the book of Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a Virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Notice the word Virgin has a capital letter and the word Son as well? This is because the prophet is speaking of Mary, who was chosen to be the vessel to bring the SON Of GOD into this world humbly, as a babe in a manger. The word son is capitalized because the prophet is speaking of JESUS CHRIST. The name Immanuel interpreted is “GOD WITH US”.
We read the account of the shepherds visiting the CHRIST CHILD after the angels of The LORD GOD appeared to them in Luke 2:17 And when they had seen it, they made know abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. 
Despite the prophets and despite the shepherds making known this joyous announcement abroad, the Jews seemed to not be the least bit interested. Herod was interested because he desired to destroy The CHRIST CHILD who threatened his existence and worldly authority. He did not want JESUS CHRIST to take away his title as King of the Jews during that time, as he ruled over the province of Judaea.
Herod was a descendant of the Edomites, from the lineage of Esau (one of the children of Jacob who despised his birthright and had no part in the nation of Israel) and a practicing Jew. However, he was not serving ALMIGHTY GOD as we witness in Scripture because he desired to murder all the Hebrew males 2-years old and under in order to accomplish his goal to obliterate any chance of JESUS CHRIST taking over his throne. When the wise men approached Herod and asked him “where is he that is born King of the Jews?”, Herod and all Jerusalem were troubled. WHY? Because they did not care about the prophecy, because they did not go to the birth, because their idea of a king was worldly and they certainly did not expect the Messiah to come into this world humbly as a babe in a manger. 
Now of course Herod played along and asked the wise men to return to him and let him know where LORD JESUS was located. He served the devil, the father of lies, and stated in Matthew 2 verse 8: And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also. However, The LORD GOD warned the wise men in a dream not to return to Herod and they heeded this warning by returning to their own country another way. Herod was not to be mocked and this is when he made the decree to murder all the Hebrew males 2-years old and under throughout the province of Judaea to fulfill the prophecy.
Jeremiah 31:15 Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rahel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not. 
Satan desires to steal, kill, and destroy and he certainly did not want The SON Of GOD coming into this world to bring us hope. Herod allowed himself to be influenced by his own flesh and the wiles of the devil in order to carry out this wicked agenda. Ramah is considered to be Judaea and Rahel is Rachel, who was one of the wives of Jacob, the patriarch of Israel and this name is a representation of the countless numbers of Hebrew mothers who witnessed the slaughter of their young sons during that time, according to the prophecy given by ALMIGHTY GOD. The angel of The LORD GOD warned Joseph in a dream to take the CHRIST CHILD and flee into Egypt, which he did in obedience to ALMIGHTY GOD, and Joseph and Mary remained there with JESUS until the death of Herod. 
Hosea 11:1 When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt. 
After the death of Herod, the angel of The LORD GOD again spoke to Joseph in a dream, as we read in Matthew 2:20 Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child’s life. Then Joseph arose and brought JESUS and Mary into Israel. However, Joseph heard that the son of Herod reigned in his father’s stead and being warned of GOD in a dream, turned aside into parts of Galilee. From there he dwelt in the city of Nazareth in order to fulfill the prophets saying, “He shall be called a Nazarene”. AMEN! JESUS of Nazareth. I have not found anything in the prophets that states this; however, THE LORD GOD does not lie and His Holy Word does not change. I pray that He reveals this truth to me as I continue to spiritually mature in His Word.
PRAISE JESUS CHRIST, The WORD MADE FLESH, who dwelt among us!!!
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Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”><strong>MATTHEW 1:1-17 </strong></span><span style=”color: #000080;”><strong>THE GENERATION OF JESUS CHRIST</strong></span></h5>
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Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>ALMIGHTY GOD has blessed us abundantly with His powerful gift of love and grace through JESUS CHRIST, who is The SON Of GOD. We are all born sinners because the sin of Adam and Eve is passed down to us. For more detail on this subject, please refer to JGN BIBLE STUDY FIVE – WE ARE CALLED TO REPENT. Through the shed blood of JESUS CHRIST who died on the cross for our sins and triumphantly arose from the grave on the third day, sin and death were conquered by JESUS CHRIST. This is why it was necessary for JESUS CHRIST to come to this earth; otherwise nobody would have any hope of forgiveness, salvation, and eternal life through Him. Through the Divine Plan of ALMIGHTY GOD, JESUS CHRIST came into this world as a babe in a manger, born unto a virgin, who was conceived by The HOLY SPIRIT, and grew to be man who was without sin who freely gave His life for us. THE PERFECT LAMB OF GOD!<img class=” wp-image-12467 alignright” src=”https://jesusthegoodnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Matthew-One.jpg” alt=”” width=”198″ height=”189″ /></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>For this reason GOD The FATHER began His chosen nation of Israel, the Jewish people because JESUS CHRIST is in their genealogy line. JESUS CHRIST, GOD The SON left His throne sitting at the right hand of GOD The FATHER and lovingly came to this earth for one purpose – TO DESTROY THE WORKS OF THE ENEMY OF OUR SOULS. We all know the enemy of our souls is Satan,a fallen angel who was cast out of heaven because he rebelled against The LORD GOD. </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>If you open your bible to Matthew 1:1 GOD’S WORD STATES: <strong>The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. </strong></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>The LORD GOD began His chosen nation of Israel with Abram, a man who lived in Haran which is modern-day Turkey. Abram’s father was named Terah, who was a descendant of Shem, one of the sons of Noah. Noah had three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth who were counted among those of Noah’s family who were saved after the flood because Noah was considered a “preacher of righteousness” according to The LORD’S Word. After the flood, Noah planted a vineyard and drank too much of the wine, became drunken, and was naked in his tent. His son, Ham saw his father’s nakedness and rather than offer a covering for him, he walked out of the tent and told his two brothers about what he saw. Well, Shem and Japheth were respectful of their father and walked backwards into his tent so they did not look upon his nakedness and brought him a cloak to cover himself with. Noah realized what Ham, considered the father of Canaan, had done as we read in Genesis 9:25 <strong>And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. </strong>And in verse 26: <strong>And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
Now when The LORD GOD called Abram to leave his father’s house and his kindred into a land He would provide, this was the beginning of the nation of Israel, the generation of JESUS CHRIST according to the Divine Plan of ALMIGHTY GOD. Abram was 75-years-old when The LORD GOD called upon him. Abram was later named Abraham by The LORD GOD after He formed a covenant with him and Sarai, later named Sarah by The LORD GOD as well. We read in the book of Genesis 12:1-2 <strong>Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will show thee. And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: </strong></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>The land that ALMIGHTY GOD would show Abraham would be Canaan, which would be taken away from the son of Ham (Noah’s son) and his descendants because they served false gods and were considered wicked in the sight of The LORD GOD. The land of Canaan includes Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, NW Jordan, and some western areas of Syria. </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>Abraham and Sarah were blessed with Isaac, the son of promise from ALMIGHTY GOD despite the fact that Sarah was barren since her childbearing years and when she gave birth to Isaac she was about 90-years-old and Abraham was one-hundred. In the book of Genesis 18:14 THE LORD GOD STATES: <strong>Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.
This genealogy line continues with Isaac and Rebecca who bore Jacob and Esau, Jacob continuing in the genealogy line and Esau not because he despised his birthright and married out of the lineage of the Jewish people. Jacob, later named Israel by ALMIGHTY GOD, is considered the patriarch of the Jewish people because twelve sons came out of his loins,the beginning of the twelve tribes of Israel. The names of the twelve are Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Zebulun, Issachar, Dan, Gad, Asher, Naphtali, Joseph, and Benjamin. The sons of Joseph were Ephraim and Manasseh and these two received the inheritance because Joseph died in Egypt before the 400-years of bondage began for the Israelites. JESUS CHRIST is considered the Lion of the tribe of Judah as we read in Revelation 5:5 <strong>And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. </strong>So from the time of Jacob in the Old Testament until the birth of JESUS CHRIST into this world to save us from our sins, the throne did not depart from the tribe of Judah as we read in Genesis 49:10 <strong>The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. </strong></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>Continuing through the generation of JESUS CHRIST we read about Boaz and Ruth, who begat Obed, Obed begat Jesse, who begat King David, who begat King Solomon. King Solomon was blessed abundantly by ALMIGHTY GOD and He loved him. However, there was a time when Solomon entangled himself with strange women who served false gods and this caused him to backslide for a time, until he returned unto The LORD GOD. Of course Joseph who was the earthly father of JESUS CHRIST is in this genealogy line, as we read in Matthew 1:16 <strong>And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

We continue in verse eighteen of Matthew and read the account of the humble birth of JESUS CHRIST: <strong>Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise:When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. </strong>Now Joseph thought what any man would have in this situation; that Mary was unfaithful to him and he pondered putting her away privately because according to the Jewish law at that time, she would have been stoned and put to death. Before anything took place, the angel of The LORD GOD spoke to Joseph in a dream as we read in verse 20: But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

AMEN! Now Joseph took Mary to be his wife and the prophecy was fulfilled. In Matthew 1:25 GOD’S WORD STATES: And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.

Through this powerful miracle of love and grace wrought by ALMIGHTY GOD, the SON Of GOD was born into this world and dwelt among us, he lived on this earth as a man, suffered and died a painful death to take away our sins and conquered sin and death when He arose from the dead on the third day. JESUS CHRIST, foreordained before the foundation of the world, could easily have stayed in heaven, sitting on His throne, and we all would perish. BUT HE DID NOT CHOOSE THE EASY WAY – HE CHOSE THE WAY OF PURE LOVE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS! To all of you scoffers and liberals out there, consider now WHY you would call the Holy Bible “hate speech”.

 

MESSAGE SEVEN – 04-24-21
THE TRUE SABBATH
We know that ALMIGHTY GOD was here in the beginning, before anyone or anything else. It was GOD The FATHER, GOD The SON, who is JESUS CHRIST, and GOD The HOLY SPIRIT. They are three in one because JESUS CHRIST was foreordained before the foundation of the world and GOD The FATHER and GOD The SON share the same HOLY SPIRIT. In the book of 1Peter 1:19-21 GOD’S WORD STATES: <strong>But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
The LORD GOD created everything and everyone in six days and rested on the seventh day, as we read in the book of Genesis 2:1-3 <strong>Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
The sabbath is a day of rest and worship that begins on Friday evening and ends on Saturday evening. The LORD GOD first gave His ten commandments (the law) to His servant Moses on mount Sinai, and this includes honouring the sabbath day.

Exodus 20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
These commandments were given to the Jewish people in the Old Testament; however, once JESUS CHRIST shed His precious blood, died on the cross, and arose from the grave on the third day, we are ALL subject to the commandments of ALMIGHTY GOD. The law was given to the Jews because they are the chosen nation of The LORD GOD. This is because JESUS CHRIST was part of the lineage of the Jewish people, according to the plan of ALMIGHTY GOD. He was born into the world as a man, only without sin, in order to provide all of us a chance to receive the gift of forgiveness, salvation, and eternal life. We must freely choose to accept this powerful gift of grace by repenting and believing on JESUS CHRIST by committing our lives to serve Him. The LORD GOD is not a respecter of persons, so once we repent and are saved, we are grafted into the family of ALMIGHTY GOD!
IT IS IMPORTANT TO REALIZE THAT THE LORD GOD CREATED ALL OF US IN HIS IMAGE; HOWEVER, WE ARE ONLY CONSIDERED HIS CHILDREN AND HE OUR HEAVENLY FATHER WHEN WE REPENT AND COMMIT OUR LIVES TO SERVE HIM THROUGH JESUS CHRIST!
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>Whether you are saved or not at this time, we are all still called to honour and respect ALMIGHTY GOD by acknowledging His sabbath day. He expects all of us to obey His commandments, not just some of them or none of them. This would include observing the sabbath day. Just because we cannot be saved by the law does not mean that it is not still in effect. In the book of Matthew 5:18 JESUS CHRIST STATES: <strong>For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

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Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>The LORD GOD warns us about apostates, those who profess themselves to be “religious” and pose as servants of JESUS CHRIST, but in reality are preaching a false and twisted doctrine, serving Satan, and lifting up themselves instead of JESUS CHRIST! They are nothing but hirelings and wolves in sheep’s clothing who attempt to change the Living Word of ALMIGHTY GOD. We have also been warned about those who will change times and laws, just as Roman Catholicism has done. They pose as “angels of light” just as Satan does because they follow him and not JESUS CHRIST. The LORD GOD speaks about the fate of those who add to or take from His Holy Word in the book of Revelation 22:18-19 <strong>For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, if any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. </strong></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>The LORD GOD is speaking of those who pervert His ordinances regarding days He has set aside to be holy which includes His sabbath. These apostates have decided to change The LORD GOD’S day of rest from Saturday to Sunday to suit their own agenda. This certainly will not fly with ALMIGHTY GOD and unless these people repent of their sins, they will be held accountable on judgment day! </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>The changing of The LORD GOD’S sabbath to Sunday, the first day of the week instead of Saturday, the seventh day of the week originated with Roman paganism and continues today through Roman Catholicism, the same thing. The Catholics claim they have authority to overrule the Living Word of ALMIGHTY GOD! Around 150 A.D. the Roman empire recognized Judaism as a legal religion and Christianity as a Jewish sect. Because of this ordinance some Christians began to adopt these pagan practices in order to avoid Roman persecution.

In the fourth century the Roman emperor Constantine, a pagan sun worshiper, professed conversion to Christianity in an effort to unite the pagans and the Christians. He was a major player and caused many people to play directly into his hands. He enacted the first civil law regarding Sunday observance in 321 A.D. and stated, <em>”On the venerable day of the sun let the magistrate and people residing in cities rest, and let all workshops be closed. In the country however, persons engaged in agricultural work may freely and lawfully continue their pursuits; because it often happens that another day is not so suitable for grain growing or for vine planting; lest by neglecting the proper moment for such operations the bounty of heaven should be lost.” – Schaff’s History of the Christian Church, vol. III, chap. 75.</em></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>The first official action of the Catholic “church” was enacted at the Council of Laodicea in 364 A.D. and Canon 29 of this council stated that: <em>”Christians shall not Judaize and be idle on Saturday (Sabbath), but shall work on that day; but the Lord’s day they shall especially honor, and, as being Christians, shall, if possible, do no work on that day. If, however, they are found Judaizing, they shall be shut out from Christ.”</em></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>The Roman pagans and the Catholic pagan “church” served the SUN instead of The SON Of GOD and were determined to pervert the Word of ALMIGHTY GOD. They were also anti-Semites and therefore were against the Jewish people, just as they are today, only they cover it up very well. The Roman Catholic “church” publicly admits it is responsible for changing the sabbath from Saturday to Sunday.<em> An authoritative catechism for fake “priests” states: “But the Church of God has in her wisdom ordained that the celebration of the Sabbath day should be transferred to “the Lord’s day”. (Catechism of the Council of Trent, Donovan translation, 1829 ed., p. 358). </em></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>HOW DARE THEY CALL THEMSELVES THE “CHURCH OF GOD” AND BE IN REBELLION TO HIM BY CHANGING HIS WORD!

Of course many other man-made “dead religion” tax-exempt organization “churches” such as Lutheran, Methodist, Protestant, Baptist, Presbyterian, whatever decided to follow suit with their pagan Sunday worship instead of obeying the Word of ALMIGHTY GOD. Most of these authority figures were anti-Semites as well and did not want any of their ways to resemble the ways of the Jewish people by observing the true sabbath on Saturday. Now we hear about businesses such as Chik-fil-A and Hobby Lobby, who profess themselves to be “religious” and close on Sunday. Many ignorant people think “oh how nice they are so religious and close on Sunday and give their employees that day off”. They are being religious in the sense that the Pharisees were religious. This is the group of people that LORD JESUS CHRIST Himself called “hypocrites” because they did not acknowledge Him as the SON of GOD and followed legalism, “dead religion”. Nothing has changed folks, and those who continue to reject JESUS CHRIST and follow their own ways and the ways of paganism may just find themselves condemned to hell on judgment day! Once you know the truth and still continue to ignore it, you are in rebellion to ALMIGHTY GOD and have no excuse. I ignorantly followed the pagan ways of Sunday sabbath before and shortly after I was saved, until The HOLY SPIRIT called this to my attention. I emphasize that The LORD GOD is NOT a respecter of persons and He will get our attention in this matter. We all have been blessed with a free will, however, and what we do with this knowledge is our choice. </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>Now there are many people that have no choice but to work on The LORD GOD’S sabbath and He certainly understands this matter. However, knowing that He desires for us to observe this day we should still be aware of the true sabbath and the free time before and after work on that day should be used to spend time with The LORD GOD. We read in the book of Isaiah 58:13-14 <strong>If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: Then shalt thy delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

This scripture is taken from the Old Testament and The LORD GOD is addressing the Jewish people. However, we who are saved are grafted into the family of ALMIGHTY GOD and are subject to this scripture as well. The LORD GOD is calling us to not focus on doing our own “thing” on His day of rest, but to focus on honouring Him instead. Again, I used to look forward to having the weekend off and would do whatever I chose to do on Saturday, whatever pleased me, until The LORD GOD called this to my attention, as He will with ALL of us in His timing. He also will use other members of the Body of CHRIST to share this knowledge with us to get our attention. If we go into the New Testament in the book of Mark 2:27 JESUS CHRIST STATES: <strong>And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath. </strong></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>This means that ALMIGHTY GOD provided all of us this precious gift of rest and to spend time honouring Him. Of course not just this day only, but the sabbath is a day that is hallowed by The LORD GOD. JESUS CHRIST spoke these words to those who were following their “dead religion” of legalism and judging Him for healing on the sabbath day. We continue in the book of Mark 2:28 AS JESUS CHRIST STATES: <strong>Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath. </strong>This means that whenever JESUS CHRIST was called to heal someone, it did not matter what day it happened to be because He was Lord of the sabbath. </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>I pray that you take this to The LORD GOD in prayer and consider how important this day is to Him and should be to all of us. Beware of false and twisted doctrines from apostates. Remember that Satan poses as an angel of light and to not be deceived. May The LORD GOD richly bless you!

 

MESSAGE SIX – 04-17-21
THE WORD OF ALMIGHTY GOD IS ALIVE!
The best way to learn about The LORD GOD is to read His Holy Word, the Bible. It is our life manual, a love letter freely provided to us from ALMIGHTY GOD, who created us in His image and loves us so much. Every single answer to every question that each of us has had throughout our entire lives can be found within the pages of the Holy Bible!</span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>This is why The LORD GOD has lovingly provided and preserved His powerful and precious Word for ALL of us. He desires for us to understand how much He loves us and He wants us to draw closer to Him through His Living Word. AMEN! <img class=” wp-image-12427 alignright” src=”https://jesusthegoodnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/John-1-14-KJV-And-the-Word-was-made-flesh-and-dwelt-among-us-I43001014-L01-TH-300×300.jpg” alt=”” width=”248″ height=”240″ /></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>This is definitely something we should be excited about. You cannot state this about any other “book” that you have read in your entire life, including any “book” in any library, other than the Holy Word of ALMIGHTY GOD! That is because every word within the Holy Bible has been inspired by The HOLY SPIRIT. In the book of John 1:1-5 GOD’S WORD STATES: <strong>In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made, that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. </strong>AMEN! So this Scripture tells us that GOD The FATHER, GOD The SON, and GOD The HOLY SPIRIT are three in One. GOD The FATHER is a Spirit, and GOD The SON is GOD Made Flesh, who came to this earth to die on the cross for our sins. GOD The FATHER and GOD The SON share the same HOLY SPIRIT.

JESUS CHRIST was foreordained before the foundation of the world and was manifested in the flesh so He could destroy the works of the devil. We were born into sin when Adam and Eve fell from grace in the garden when they disobeyed ALMIGHTY GOD and were cast out of the garden. Their sin is passed down to all of us because we are all their descendants. In addition to being born sinners, we are fleshly; therefore, we continue to sin because that is our fleshly nature. Because of our sinful nature, we are spiritually separated from The LORD GOD, just like what happened with Adam and Eve when they fell from grace. That is why we all need JESUS CHRIST, The Word Made Flesh! </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>The LORD GOD loves all of us and does not desire for any of us to perish. This is why He blessed us with JESUS CHRIST, so we have a way out of going to hell and eternal damnation. Hell is a place prepared especially for the devil and his angels; however, if a person freely chooses to reject JESUS CHRIST and dies in that spiritual state, they will go there as well! We are provided The LORD GOD’S powerful gift of grace and we need to freely choose to accept it in order to be saved. JESUS CHRIST came to this earth as a man, only without sin, and freely laid His life down for all of us. He shed His precious blood, died on the cross, and arose triumphantly from the grave on the third day to conquer sin and death for those of us who freely choose to repent, turning from our sins, believe on Him and commit our lives to serve JESUS CHRIST.

REMEMBER – IT IS A COMMITMENT OF OUR LIVES TO SERVE JESUS CHRIST!
It is NOT about saying a “sinners prayer” and continuing with our lives the way they have always been. It is a total change that starts within us. AMEN! In the book of John 1:14 GOD’S WORD STATES: <strong>And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. </strong>AMEN! The Word is capital “W” because this refers to JESUS CHRIST, who walked this earth and dwelt among us! As we read in John 3:16 we learn just how much The LORD GOD loves us, because He blessed us with JESUS CHRIT, His only-begotten SON, so we would have the chance of everlasting life instead of eternal damnation. This is a precious gift that is available to ALL of us; however, we must freely choose it. Love is not about forcing or programming, like what the devil wants to do. Love is freely coming to someone because you desire to be with them. That is what The LORD GOD desires – for us to freely come to Him through JESUS CHRIST. The more time with spend in prayer and studying our bible the closer we will draw to The LORD GOD because we will learn more about Him. So we must make our free -will choice to serve JESUS CHRIST. This decision will make eternal life in the presence of ALMIGHTY GOD possible rather than eternal condemnation in the fires of hell with the devil and his angels. As we read in the book of Romans 10:9 <strong>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. </strong>Also in the book of Mark 16:16 JESUS CHRIST STATES: <strong>He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. </strong></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>In review, it is important to realize that every word within the Holy Bible is inspired by The HOLY SPIRIT, as we read in 2Timothy 3:16-17 <strong>All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.</strong></span></h5>

Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>In the book of Hebrews 4:12 GOD’S WORD STATES: <strong>For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. </strong>This is why people get so convicted when we try to witness JESUS CHRIST to them and they may get angry and walk away because they do not want to hear the truth. BECAUSE THE WORD OF ALMIGHTY GOD IS ALIVE! It WILL divide asunder, It WILL reveal the truth, It WILL reveal light to the darkness, so the darkness cannot hide anymore. Som</span><span style=”color: #000080;”>e people do not believe they need to repent because they desire to wallow in their sin and may think they are a “good person”. They do not want to hear the truth of ALMIGHTY GOD because it will indeed convict them of their sins. There are many people today calling the bible “hate speech” and are attempting to have The LORD GOD’S Word removed from the public eye. WHY? Because these people want to live a comfortable life in their sin and foolishly believe that The LORD GOD loves us all just the way we are. </span><span style=”color: #000080;”>This is NOT according to what The LORD GOD says in His Word. He loves us; however, He does NOT love our sins! That is why He has blessed us with JESUS CHRIST. Otherwise JESUS CHRIST came to this earth and died on the cross for nothing. But we know better than that! </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>It is important to choose wisely when we consider the bible translation that we use. There are many false translations available today and it is crucial to take this matter to The LORD GOD in prayer. The King James Version (not the New King James) is the only translation that is directly transcribed from the original Hebrew and Greek tongues and is not copyrighted, unlike modern versions of the bible, such as NASB, NIV, NKJV or whatever else came afterward. If your KJV Bible states it is copyrighted, this refers to the maps, concordance, etcetera, that has been added to the bible, but NOT the actual Words of ALMIGHTY GOD. The KJV is public domain from Genesis throughout the book of Revelation and there have been several editions, but NO revisions. Editions have to do with the change of certain letters in the old English language, such as substituting the letter “v” and “p” in certain words.

Revisions that have been done in all the modern translations add to or take from The Word of ALMIGHTY GOD and these people add their own twist to whatever version it happens to be in order to entertain and “scratch itching ears”. </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>2Timothy 4:3-4 <strong>For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. </strong></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>Sadly enough, many folks want their own “personalized” version of the bible so it can suit their own opinion. IT DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY WITH ALMIGHTY GOD! This is why it is so important to consider your source when studying the Holy Bible. If you choose the wrong translation, you have a foundation that will crumble right under your feet! The bible (the correct version of the bible) is our daily bread, our living water. The LORD GOD has created each of us spirit-soul-body. We have a physical body and a mind that stays healthy through nourishment of proper food and drink. Just as in the natural, we also need spiritual nourishment for our soul. We need to be spiritually fed daily with the Living Word of ALMIGHTY GOD so we can learn more about The LORD GOD, about His character, and about His powerful love for us through His gift of grace through JESUS CHRIST, the most beautiful love story that will ever exist. To all haters out there – THIS DOES NOT SOUND LIKE “hate speech” TO ME! </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>We have been blessed by The Word Made Flesh who dwelt among us if we freely choose to accept Him. I encourage you to stay in your Word, stay in prayer, and consider your source of bible by taking everything to The LORD GOD in prayer. If you need a bible, check out the “bibles” page on this site. May The LORD GOD richly bless all of you!

 

MESSAGE FIVE – 04-10-20
WE ARE CALLED TO REPENT</strong></span></h5>
Deleted: <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nxhix2irP6w”>JGN BIBLE STUDY FIVE – YouTube</a>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>We are all sinners because we are the descendants of Adam and Eve, who were disobedient to ALMIGHTY GOD. The woman hearkened to the voice of the serpent instead of the warning and instruction from The LORD GOD and ate of the forbidden fruit. Adam and Eve were cast out of the garden because they fell from grace. This sin is passed down to ALL of us and we are all condemned to hell unless we repent, turn from our sins, and commit our lives to serve JESUS CHRIST. <img class=” wp-image-12397 alignright” src=”https://jesusthegoodnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/2-Peter-3-9-KJV-The-Lord-is-not-slack-concerning-his-promise-as-I61003009-L01-TH-300×300.jpg” alt=”” width=”278″ height=”269″ /></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>Repentance means that we are truly sorry for our sins and have been convicted by The HOLY SPIRIT. It also means that we completely turn from our old ways and begin fresh by serving JESUS CHRIST as our LORD and SAVIOUR. Many pastors, teachers, and evangelists do not preach on repentance because a lot of folks would rather have their ears scratched and stay comfortable in their worldly lives. They do not want to consider giving anything up because they wear their fleshly lives like an old shoe. To those who choose to remain in their sin? They will die in condemnation if they have not repented and committed their lives to JESUS CHRIST. The LORD GOD makes it very clear to all of us in His Holy Word and nobody will have an excuse on judgment day!</span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>The message of repentance was preached by John the Baptist, who was blessed with a powerful ministry and given the privilege to prepare the way of JESUS CHRIST. John was the son of Zechariah and Elisabeth, who was a cousin of Mary, whom The LORD GOD had chosen to be the vessel to carry His only-begotten SON, JESUS CHRIST.

Mary was a virgin and was conceived by The HOLY SPIRIT and while she was pregnant, she visited her cousin Elisabeth while she was still carrying John and the babe leaped in her womb when she heard the salutation from Mary. Elisabeth was then filled with The HOLY GHOST and therefore, John the Baptist was born filled with The HOLY GHOST! </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>Luke 1:41 <strong>And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:</strong></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>We read about John the Baptist in the book of Matthew 3:1-3 <strong>In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. </strong></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>When many of the Jews came to John to be baptized, the “religious elite” came to him, not for repentance, but probably just to check him out and monitor what he was doing. Because of their hardened hearts and spiritual blindness, they did not receive the true message of repentance and chose to cling to the law, the Old Testament, and their ways of legalism. John spoke these words to them in Matthew 3:11 <strong>I</strong> <strong>indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: </strong></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>AMEN! John the Baptist shared this powerful prophecy with the crowd, including the “religious elite” so they knew that one mightier than himself was about to come onto the scene. He was a humble servant of JESUS CHRIST who lifted Him up and fulfilled his ministry, by preparing the way for JESUS CHRIST. Now the baptism of John the Baptist was a water baptism of repentance and no one could receive salvation in this manner. His purpose was to prepare the Jewish people to receive JESUS CHRIST when He began His earthly ministry and to call attention to the fact that we are all sinners and need to repent.

It is important to realize that only the Jews could receive atonement for their sins during this time, until JESUS CHRIST shed His precious blood and died on the cross for the sins of the whole world. Now when LORD JESUS came onto the scene and was baptized by John the Baptist, He began His earthly ministry after He was tempted in the wilderness. We read in Matthew 4:17 <strong>From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. </strong></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>We continue in Matthew 9:9-11 <strong>And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him. And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? </strong></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>Now the Pharisees were the Jewish “religious elite” who followed JESUS CHRIST wherever He journeyed, not because they desired to draw close to Him, but because they desired to “trip Him up” and find fault in His ministry because they were threatened by LORD JESUS. They who were hardened of heart were judging the publicans and sinners and also judging JESUS CHRIST because He sat at dinner with them. JESUS CHRIST responded to them in Matthew 9:12-13 <strong>But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

AMEN! PRAISE YOU, LORD JESUS! Since we are all sinners, then JESUS CHRIST calls all of us to repentance. The question is: Will you answer the call? As we continue with the earthly ministry of JESUS CHRIST in the book of Matthew chapter twenty-one when He made His triumphal entry into Jerusalem, not long before He was offered up to be crucified. Of course the Pharisees challenged His authority and LORD JESUS responded to them in Matthew 21:32 <strong>For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him. </strong></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>JESUS CHRIST called the Pharisees out on their legalism and hardened hearts. They had the opportunity to truly repent, but they did not believe that they needed to do so. Yet, the publicans and the harlots that the Pharisees had judged did go to John the Baptist and repented because they believed the message. This reminds me of the “old days” when I was unsaved and following the cult of Catholicism. I was raised and taught within this system of wickedness that I was okay just for the fact that I was “Catholic” and did not need to repent of my sins. I do not ever remember my parents, any fake “priests”, or teachers ever teaching the message of repentance. I am forever grateful to The HOLY SPIRIT for not giving up on me and getting my attention on this matter. I triumphantly walked away from Catholicism and keep moving forward as a repentant servant of MASTER JESUS CHRIST! </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>We are commissioned to boldly share the complete gospel message of The LORD GOD’S Holy Word, and that includes preaching repentance. If we go into the book of Mark 6:11-12 <strong>And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. And they went out, and preached that men should repent.

If you read the book of Matthew 28:18-20 this is called “The Great Commission” by many because it is the account of JESUS CHRIST instructing His apostles on their responsibilities as His servants and members of The Body of CHRIST. This instruction is for everyone that is saved and serving JESUS CHRIST. If you are not sharing the message of true repentance with others, then you are taking from The LORD GOD’S Holy Word and not pleasing Him. We are warned to not add to or take from His Word in the book of Revelation chapter twenty-two. Now, there is certainly a difference between true and false repentance and JESUS CHRIST provides a good example of this in the book of Luke chapter eighteen. LORD JESUS speaks a parable and directs it to the “religious elite” who lifted themselves up and believed they did not need repentance. </span></h5>
Luke 18:9-14 <strong>And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised other: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. </strong>Wow! The Pharisee was so filled with self-righteousness that his heart was not repentant and he even judged the publican that was beside him! Continuing with the next verse…<strong>I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. </strong>The Pharisee is focused on “good works” and legalism, just like many folks today are focused on just “going through the motions” by attending a service at their worldly man-made “dead religion church” such as Lutheran, Presbyterian, Protestant, etcetera, putting money in the plate, their bible study group, choir practice, spaghetti dinner fundraisers, or whatever it happens to be. Many people have practiced these vain worldly traditions for most of their lives and think that they are “okay” because of that. Sadly, they have not repented of their sins and do not have a personal committed relationship with JESUS CHRIST. We continue with this chapter in the next verse…<strong>And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. </strong>This man was in a true state of repentance and humbled himself before ALMIGHTY GOD. He would not even so much as lift up his eyes because he felt he was not worthy to do so.

We continue as JESUS CHRIST STATES: <strong>I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for everyone that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. </strong></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>We must be humbled before ALMIGHTY GOD and always in a state of repentance because we continue to sin every day and it is only through the grace of The LORD GOD through the shed blood of JESUS CHRIST that we are saved. The false doctrine, “once saved, always saved” does not have a place in the Word of ALMIGHTY GOD. Yes, once we are saved we are sealed by The LORD GOD. However, we must stay in a place of repentance and not return to our old ways or we could backslide right back into the world and fall away from grace. We must take up our cross daily and fight the good fight of being a servant of MASTER JESUS CHRIST. </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>Another example of repentance is found in the book of Luke chapter twenty-three, when JESUS CHRIST was hanging on the cross with the two malefactors, one on either side of Him. LORD JESUS came to this earth as GOD MADE FLESH, and experienced and felt all of the pain, suffering, temptations, that we go through in our daily lives, only JESUS CHRIST is without sin. And remember that no one endured the excruciating painful death that JESUS CHRIST endured for all of us on that cross, so we do not have a reason to complain. As we read in Luke 23:39 <strong>And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, if thou be Christ, save thyself and us. </strong>This man had been convicted of his crime and was serving his just punishment. Yet, he arrogantly joined in with the crowd who were mocking LORD JESUS and said, …”save thyself and us”. He was making himself equal with the SON of GOD and was certainly not in a state of repentance. As we continue, we see the difference between the two malefactors in verses 40-42 <strong>But the other answering rebuked him, saying, dost thou not fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. </strong>This man truly feared and respected ALMIGHTY GOD and believed that JESUS CHRIST was the SON of GOD. He was humble and knew that he was being justly punished for his crime and he was in a true state of repentance.

JESUS CHRIST rewarded this man as we continue in verse 43 <strong>And Jesus said unto him, verily I say unto thee, to day shalt thou be with me in paradise. </strong></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>The LORD GOD is indeed a loving GOD; however, He is also a righteous GOD and a GOD of wrath. He loves us who are His creation but He does NOT love our sins. This is why He desires for us to freely come to Him through JESUS CHRIST by repentance as we read in 2Peter 3:9 <strong>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. </strong></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>We are currently in the beginning of sorrows and about to enter into the tribulation period. ALMIGHTY GOD has been sending us warnings for a long time and they continue to increase all over the world. We are witnessing famines, floods, extreme weather, pestilences, rumours of wars, nations warring against one another, people turning against one another, in greater numbers and increasing incidences. Our time on this earth is short and we need to consider our spiritual state and realize it is time to repent and turn from the wickedness of this world. Sadly, despite all of these warnings from The LORD GOD, many people have continued to harden their hearts against JESUS CHRIST and are offended at His Name. As we read in the book of Revelation chapter nine, this will indeed get much worse and many people will have such a hardened heart that they will never repent of their sins. </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>Revelation 9:20-21 <strong>And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. </strong></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>Wow! This is truly an example of a hardened heart against ALMIGHTY GOD! Folks, it is important to realize that JESUS CHRIST conquered sin and death for us when He died on that cross and arose triumphantly on the third day.

But we must repent and commit our lives to serve JESUS CHRIST if we are to partake of His gift of forgiveness, salvation, and eternal life. Do it today, while you still have the time to do so.

MESSAGE FOUR – 04-03-21
EASTER – THE PAGAN CELEBRATION OF FERTILITY</strong></span></h5>
Ah yes, That time of the year when most people celebrate what they call “Easter”. I grew up partaking of this tradition because my family was raised the same way and they just passed the “cult of Catholicism” and their vain worldly traditions on to me. We observed “Lent”, we abstained from meat on Friday during this time, we observed “Ash Wednesday”, we confessed our sins to a fake “priest”, my parents lied to me when I was little and told me the “Easter Bunny” would bring me a basket of candy, we colored eggs and decorated our house with eggs, my mom baked “Easter Bread” for the queen of heaven, we kissed the feet of a graven image statue on a cross that was supposed to represent JESUS CHRIST, we attended a Catholic “mass” that resembled a Broadway show complete with “holy water” and incense and candlelight.</span><strong><span style=”color: #000080;”> WHAT A MOCKERY OF LORD JESUS CHRIST!!!</span></strong></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>AT HOME, MY PARENTS OR FAMILY MEMBERS NEVER DISCUSSED THE DEATH ON THE CROSS AND RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST DURING THIS TIME, WE NEVER READ FROM THE BIBLE, WE NEVER CONSIDERED WHY WE PRACTICED THESE VAIN WORLDLY TRADITIONS, AND WE NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT WHY THE DATE OF “EASTER” WAS DIFFERENT EVERY YEAR.</span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><strong><span style=”color: #000080;”>I AM TRULY GRATEFUL THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT GOT MY ATTENTION AND I REALIZED THAT CATHOLICISM AND FOLLOWING THESE VAIN WORLDLY TRADITIONS WOULD SEND ME STRAIGHT TO HELL!</span></strong></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>So, what does ALMIGHTY GOD say about all of this?<img class=” wp-image-12373 alignright” src=”https://jesusthegoodnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Acts-12-4-KJV-And-when-he-had-apprehended-him-he-put-him-in-I44012004-L01-TH-300×300.jpg” alt=”” width=”243″ height=”235″ /></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>The word “Easter” is in the Holy Bible only one time and refers to Passover, not the pagan festival that most of the world partakes of today, trying to mix symbols of fertility such as rabbits and eggs with

the death and resurrection of JESUS CHRIST. If we go into the book of Acts 12:1-4 <strong>Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. 2 And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. 3 And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.) 4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people. </strong> </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>This Scripture is taken from the New Testament and is translated from the original Greek language (KJV Bible) so the Greek translation of Easter is Pascha from the Hebrew word of Pesach, which mean Passover. </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>Therefore, Easter was never intended to recognize the shed blood, death on the cross, and resurrection of JESUS CHRIST from the dead on the third day to conquer sin and death. In this context back then and today it still means Passover. However, Roman paganism has prevailed and the wicked vessel of Catholicism continues to promote their perverted ways into modern society. Other man-made denominations such as Lutheran, Protestant, Presbyterian, and Methodist, just to name a few, have willfully grasped onto these lies as well. They each have their own “fish fry Fridays” to make money, many of them have baskets of candy and egg hunts for the children and sadly believe what they do is okay. <strong>THEY ALL MOCK JESUS CHRIST WITH THEIR VAIN WORLDLY TRADITIONS! </strong></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>And what about the vain worldly tradition of “Lent”? The word “Lent” is derived from the old English lencten and means “spring”. This forty-day observance is NOT in The LORD GOD’S Holy Word but instead is copied from paganism and is actually worship of Tammuz, a false god. This period of time called “Lent” is also a pagan celebration of their false goddess of fertility named Ishtar, ashtarte, ashtaroth, or oestere. “Lent” is observed forty-days before the pagan feast of Tammuz, the Roman pagan = Roman Catholic satanic counterfeit of <strong>JESUS CHRIST, who is our TRUE MESSIAH!

Ezekiel 8:14-15 <strong>Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD’S house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. 15 Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these. </strong></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>What does ALMIGHTY GOD say about fasting for “Lent” for forty days?</span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>1Timothy 4:1-5 <strong>Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. 4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, it if be received with thanksgiving: 5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. </strong></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>The cult of Catholicism has made up their own twisted doctrines, one of them as follows…”The purpose of Lent is to provide that purification by weaning men from sin and selfishness through self-denial and prayer…” BIG FAT LIE!</span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><strong><span style=”color: #000080;”>NO AMOUNT OF FASTING, ABSTAINING FROM MEAT, OR ANY SELF-DENIAL CAN PURIFY ANYONE. ONLY THE SHED BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST CAN PURIFIY US WHEN WE REPENT, CONFESS OUR SINS TO THE LORD GOD, AND COMMIT OUR LIVES TO SERVE JESUS CHRIST. (Romans 10:9 and Mark 16:16)</span></strong></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>What does The LORD GOD say about baking “Easter bread”, “hot cross buns”, and “king cake”?</span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>Jeremiah 7:18 <strong>The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other

gods, that they may provoke me to anger. </strong></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>There is NO queen of heaven, it is another false god that many Catholics pray to and also call her “mother Mary”. They are praying to not only a false god, but also praying to dead people, which is abomination to ALMIGHTY GOD! What about coloring eggs, egg hunts, and “Easter Rabbit”? This all represents false gods of fertility and certainly does NOT please ALMIGHTY GOD! </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>Why is the perverted celebration of “Easter” a different date each year? Because Catholics are pagans and sun worshippers, like their ancient Roman pagan counterparts. They worship the S-U-N instead of the SON OF GOD, JESUS CHRIST! This is why sunrise services are held; it does not honour the early morning when JESUS CHRIST arose from the dead on the third day, it is to worship the S-U-N. Many pagans flock to Stonehenge every “spring” so they can partake of the vernal equinox, the time of year when light is equal to darkness and the days last longer. In 325 A.D. at the Council of Nicea, the Roman Emperor Constantine, a pagan sun worshipper, determined that the Church was to be part of the Roman state “religion”. They decided that the pagan celebration of “Easter” should always fall on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the vernal equinox and is why the date is different each year.</span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>This is NOT what The LORD GOD states in His Holy Word! Remember that the word “Easter” is in The LORD’S Word one time and it means Passover. </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>Exodus 12:17-18 <strong>And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance for ever. 18 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even. </strong></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>The LORD’S Passover begins on the same date every year and is the account of ALMIGHTY GOD freeing His chosen nation of Israel from 400-years of bondage in Egypt through His servant,

Moses. Therefore, The “Easter” that most of the world acknowledges has nothing to do with JESUS CHRIST dying on the cross and His resurrection from the dead on the third day, NOT does it have anything to do with The LORD’S Passover. </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><strong><span style=”color: #000080;”>JESUS CHRIST AND HIS APOSTLES NEVER OBSERVED “LENT” SO WHY SHOULD YOU?</span></strong></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>Ask The LORD GOD for wisdom and walk away from these pagan practices. Realize we are ALL sinners without the shed blood of JESUS CHRIST to cover us, cleanse us, and redeem us. However, we must do our part and believe on JESUS CHRIST, we must realize we cannot save ourselves and it is NOT about our “good works”. Nobody can earn their way to salvation, despite the dangerous and perverted lies that is taught by Catholicism. I foolishly lived most of my life thinking that because I was a Catholic that I did not need to repent, pray to The LORD GOD, or study my bible. Of course I did not even have my own bible until I was an adult, and I bought that one myself after I was saved! </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>Romans 3:23 <strong>For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; </strong></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>Romans 3:34 <strong>Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:</strong></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>If you are continuing to observe these pagan traditions and lie to your children, if you have a congregation and are continuing to spread these lies to them, you will be held accountable for your actions unless you repent and turn from them. Remember that you CANNOT serve the world and serve JESUS CHRIST!</span>ARE PAGAN PRACTICES REALLY WORTH YOUR SOUL?</span></strong></h5>

 

MESSAGE THREE – 03-27-21
WHERE IS OUR HOPE?
As we have discussed in previous messages, Lucifer was an angel created by ALMIGHTY GOD with his own powerful anointing. He decided to try to be equal with The LORD GOD and exalt himself. One-third of the angels in heaven took Lucifer’s side and for that reason they were all cast out of heaven into the earth. This is where they wander, to and fro, until the time appointed by The LORD GOD that they are all cast into hell for eternity. Hell is a place prepared especially for them! </span><span style=”color: #000080;”>When they were cast out of heaven Lucifer then became Satan, a fallen angel who is also known as the devil, “that old serpent”, the dragon.<img class=” wp-image-12331 alignright” src=”https://jesusthegoodnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/John-3-16-KJV-For-God-so-loved-the-world-that-he-gave-his-only-I43003016-L01-TH-1-300×300.jpg” alt=”” width=”254″ height=”246″ /> </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>When The LORD GOD created Adam, the first man, and placed him in the garden, and formed the first woman from one of Adam’s ribs, The LORD GOD instructed them to not eat of the forbidden fruit, and the devil (the fallen angel) decided to “stir things up” a bit and set his sights on influencing the serpent, which allowed itself to be influenced. A person needs to willfully invite evil into their lives – it cannot just “take them over”, and it is the same with the animals. Therefore, the serpent also had a choice and it chose to be a vessel of Satan, who is very charming, persuasive, and subtil. Satan then persuaded the woman to ignore The LORD GOD’S instruction and ate of the forbidden fruit, give some to her husband, and they fell from grace. </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>This sin is passed down to ALL of us who are the descendants of Adam and Eve. The only way out of our condemnation is through the precious shed blood of JESUS CHRIST. In the book of Luke 10:18 JESUS CHRIST STATES: </span><span style=”color: #000080;”><strong>And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. </strong>That is when Satan was cast out of heaven into the earth. In the book of Revelation 12:3 GOD’S WORD STATES: </span><span style=”color: #000080;”><strong>And there appeared another wonder in heaven;

and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. </strong>This “red dragon” is Satan. We continue with Revelation 12:4 <strong>And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. </strong>So, “the third part” speaks of the one-third of the angels that rebelled against ALMIGHTY GOD by taking the side of the devil and were cast out of heaven as well.</span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>The devil is the father of lies, as we read in John 8:44 <strong>Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. </strong>He is deceiving the whole world right now, folks! Those who are not abiding in JESUS CHRIST are being deceived. Those who are carrying out all of these things going on right now, to control people, to depopulate the earth – they are ALL following Satan because they are deceived – and they desire to deceive EVERYONE! The only Way out of that deception, out of that trap, the prison of fear, is through JESUS CHRIST! AMEN! </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>Satan is also called the prince of this world as we read in John 12:31 when JESUS CHRIST STATES: <strong>Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. </strong>LORD JESUS declared this when He spoke with His disciples before He was to be crucified. The devil is also known as the prince of the air, as we read in Ephesians 2:2 <strong>Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience.</strong> IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE AWARE OF THESE THINGS AND TO NOT BE DECEIVED, SO YOU DO HAVE THE HOPE OF JESUS CHRIST! We continue in John 3:16 <strong>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. </strong>This is a precious gift of grace provided to us from our Heavenly FATHER. All we need to do is repent and believe on JESUS CHRIST, accept this gift, commit our lives to serve JESUS CHRIST, and to be obedient to GOD The FATHER.

We continue in the book of John 1:1-5 <strong>In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. </strong>This world is filled with darkness and has been since sin originated on the earth, through the fall of Adam and Eve in the garden. The darkness continues today in the world and is more prevalent and more visible because we have entered what LORD JESUS CHRIST calls “the beginning of sorrows” in the book of Matthew chapter twenty-four. We are about to enter into the great tribulation period; therefore, it is important for you to know WHERE you desire to spend your eternal destination. IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO KNOW WHERE YOUR ONLY HOPE COMES FROM. Our time on this earth is short, and we all need to be prepared. AMEN!</span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>JESUS CHRIST is the Word made flesh! This is why we read our bibles – so we can partake of The Word, our daily bread, our living water! Every word in the Holy Bible is HOLY GHOST inspired – men wrote the words, but they were inspired by The HOLY GHOST to write them. AMEN! This is not in ALL bibles – the King James Version is the only bible directly translated from the original Hebrew and Greek tongues. Other translations came after the KJV and they have been edited many times while adding to and taking from The LORD GOD’S Word. </span><span style=”color: #000080;”>It is important to consider your source when studying the Holy Bible because that is another way the enemy of our souls, that “old dragon” will attempt to deceive everyone he can reach. </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”><strong><a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhawYJBCXpE”>WHY KJV IS THE BEST BIBLE TRANSLATION – YouTube</a></strong></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>JESUS CHRIST was foreordained before the foundation of the world! We read this in the book of 1Peter 1:19-21 <strong>But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in

God. </strong>AMEN! The Divine Plan of ALMIGHTY GOD is that JESUS CHRIST was born into the genealogy line of the Jewish people. This genealogy line began with Abraham, then Abram, who was called by ALMIGHTY GOD when he was 75-years old to leave his home and go to where The LORD GOD led him. We read in the book of Genesis 12:1-3 <strong>Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. </strong>If we continue in the book of Luke 1:26-42 we read the account of the birth of JESUS CHRIST, whose father was Joseph, also in the genealogy line of the Jewish people. If we go into the book of Matthew chapter one, this account of the genealogy line of JESUS CHRIST is provided to us. We read in Matthew 1:1 <strong>The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. </strong>JESUS CHRIST was born into this world through the Divine Plan of ALMIGHTY GOD! AMEN!</span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>Before LORD JESUS began His earthly ministry, He was baptized in the wilderness, in the river Jordan, by John the baptist. We read the account of John the baptist preaching repentance and preparing the way for JESUS CHRIST. In Matthew 3:11 JohnThe Baptist STATES: <strong>I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I , whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: </strong>HALLUELUJAH AND PRAISE YOU, LORD JESUS CHRIST! When LORD JESUS was baptized, He was fully immersed in the water, and is our example to be immersed in the water like He was and not sprinkled. We are to be part of His body, the true Body of CHRIST. Many people do not preach on the importance of baptism once we are saved and realize that if it was NOT important, JESUS CHRIST would not have been baptized.<strong><a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVCjMejgO0M”> ONCE WE ARE SAVED WE NEED TO BE BAPTIZED – YouTube</a></strong></span></h5>

Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>We read in the book of Matthew 4:17 <strong>From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. </strong>ALMIGHTY GOD has blessed us with His precious gift of JESUS CHRIST, our hope, and does not want any of us to perish. We read in 2Peter 3:9 <strong>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. </strong>However, The LORD GOD has given all of us a free-will choice and we need to make a commitment to serve JESUS CHRIST or serve our own flesh, the world, and the devil. Either way, IT IS OUR FREE WILL CHOICE AND WE WILL HAVE NO EXCUSE ON JUDGMENT DAY!</span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>The LORD GOD has created all of us in His image, but only those of us who are saved and serve Him through JESUS CHRIST are considered His children. </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>Before JESUS CHRIST began His earthly ministry and after He was baptized, He was then tempted by Satan. This was allowed by ALMIGHTY GOD so His SON could be tried by the enemy of our souls and be victorious! We read this account in the book of Matthew chapter four verses 1-11. You may wonder how was the devil able to get away with tempting JESUS CHRIST? Well, He came to this earth as a man, He was in the flesh, only without sin. Yet, He experienced the same pain, the daily things that we go through, and the temptations as well. Again, He was without sin, the perfect Lamb of GOD! It is important to realize that each time the tempter came to JESUS CHRIST He responded with the Word of ALMIGHTY GOD! That is the weapon that we need – THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT – because it is spiritual warfare and JESUS CHRIST is our example. Continuing in Hebrews 4:14-15 <strong>Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. </strong></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>The perfect Lamb of GOD, who freely laid His life down for all of us. JESUS CHRIST IS OUR HOPE and all we need to do is accept this precious and priceless gift of grace from ALMIGHTY GOD!

JESUS CHRIST conquered sin and death for us, but we must repent and commit our lives to serve Him if we are to partake of His gift of forgiveness, salvation, and eternal life. In Romans 10:9 GOD’S WORD STATES: <strong>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. </strong>AMEN! And we are also to be baptized because it is an outward sign of what is going on within us spiritually and we are professing that we are part of the Body of CHRIST. It is important to realize that JESUS CHRIST is the fulfillment of the Old Testament. In Matthew 5:17-18 JESUS CHRIST STATES: <strong>Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. </strong>The law is still in existence and we are to continue to acknowledge and obey the commandments of ALMIGHTY GOD; however, we cannot be saved by the law. The law represents “legalism” and there are many people today that are still following the law in Israel instead of the BLESSED HOPE of JESUS CHRIST. Some Jewish people are still awaiting for their Messiah. In addition to the Jews, there are many people who follow legalism, their “dead religions” that are tax-exempt organizations controlled by board members. They may teach from the bible but they also have their own doctrines and were founded by men, not JESUS CHRIST! </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><strong><a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygRRt3c0sRA”>THERE IS ONE CHURCH THE BODY OF CHRIST – YouTube</a></strong></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>Indeed, our hope is JESUS CHRIST and we need to realize there is no such thing on this earth as a “good person” without the shed blood of JESUS CHRIST to cover us. Your “good works” will not save you or earn you extra points. In Romans 3:23 GOD’S WORD STATES: <strong>For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; </strong>And in Romans 3:24 <strong>Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: </strong>Realize that without JESUS CHRIST and without being saved that you are condemned to hell for eternity. Our time on this earth is short folks and it is time for you to make a decision. You cannot have it both ways! HAVE WISDOM AND GRASP ONTO JESUS CHRIST WHO IS OUR HOPE!

MESSAGE TWO – 03-20-21
THAT OLD SERPENT, THE Devil</span></strong></h5>
Deleted: <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDAnCr0rnPc”>JGN BIBLE STUDY TWO – YouTube</a>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”><strong>Revelation 20:1-3 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years. 3. And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. <img class=” wp-image-12173 alignright” src=”https://jesusthegoodnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Revelation-20-2-KJV-And-he-laid-hold-on-the-dragon-that-old-serpent-I66020002-L01-TH-300×300.jpg” alt=”” width=”262″ height=”253″ /></strong></span><span style=”color: #000080;”>Ah, yes that old serpent the devil, who is responsible for originating sin in heaven when he was Lucifer, and decided that he wanted to exalt himself and be equal with ALMIGHTY GOD! From the beginning of The LORD GOD’S Holy Word in the book of Genesis, when we read the account of the devil influencing the serpent who beguiled the woman in the garden until right now, Lucifer is now Satan, a fallen angel, who knows that he is condemned to eternity in hell. He knows that he can never be forgiven, and he knows that he has but a short time. </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”><strong>Revelation 12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. </strong></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>Since the devil knows he has but a short time, his desire is to take as many people with him as possible. He is working overtime folks and we all need to be on guard. Just as he deceived the woman in the garden with his subtilty, he can do the same with ANYONE! This is why it is important for everyone to consider RIGHT NOW where they want to spend eternity, because we are all going somewhere, folks. NOW IS THE TIME TO DECIDE,

BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE FOR YOU. </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”><strong>Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God, Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. </strong></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>We are ALL sinners and are condemned to hell without being saved and covered by the blood of JESUS CHRIST. This means that we need to repent and turn from our sins – believe on JESUS CHRIST and commit our lives to serve Him – and be obedient to The LORD GOD throughout our lives. The more we trust in ALMIGHTY GOD through our relationship with JESUS CHRIST, the more we will be spiritually prepared as the world falls deeper into darkness and the schemes of the devil become more subtle and more difficult to discern. True wisdom comes only from The HOLY SPIRIT, who teaches us all things, and this gift is only manifested through those who are serving JESUS CHRIST!</span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>There are many false teachers, preachers, prophets, pastors, whatever, that are twisting The LORD GOD’S Holy Word to suit their own wicked agenda and leading many people astray, including those that claim to be saved, and claim to be “Christians”. One of the many false doctrines that scratch itching ears is telling the masses that they are “little gods”. They pervert Scripture and take it out of context, just like that old serpent did back in the garden. </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><strong><span style=”color: #000080;”>Genesis 3:4-5 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. </span></strong></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>Well, that certainly was enough to capture the woman’s attention and take her focus off of ALMIGHTY GOD and the warning that He had given to she and her husband as we read in <strong>Genesis 2:16-17 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

</strong> She completely forgot about this instruction from The LORD GOD and decided to rely on her own intellect. She reasoned that the tree was pleasant to look at and pondered the words of the serpent, “… and ye shall be as gods…”. </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>And of course when Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit and did not fall over dead, they may have wondered why nothing happened. What they did NOT realize at that moment was that they had fallen from grace and were spiritually dead. Then when their son, Cain, murdered his brother, Abel, reality may have kicked in! They soon discovered that they were not “as gods” like the serpent falsely proclaimed they would be. When The LORD GOD uses this term in His Word, He is speaking about those who are not truly serving Him, and lifting up themselves, living in their flesh, and following the ways of darkness. As we read in <strong>Isaiah 14:13-14 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. </strong>The devil, who was then Lucifer, wanted to be “as gods” and lift himself up. He soon found out that would NEVER HAPPEN when he was cast out of heaven and condemned to walk to and fro in the earth until he is cast into the lake of fire for all eternity! We also read in the book of <strong>Psalms 82:5-7 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course. I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes. </strong>AMEN! The LORD GOD is judging His people who have turned from Him and not only worship false gods, but lift themselves up as well, seeing themselves “as gods”. </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>When LORD JESUS CHRIST walked the earth during His ministry, He had many encounters with the “religious elite” , the Jews who did not recognize Him as the SON of GOD and were threatened and jealous of Him. They were spiritually blinded and desired to lift up themselves and be admired by others. They saw themselves “as gods” and this is what LORD JESUS was speaking about in <strong>John 10:33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.

</strong>JESUS CHRIST had declared that He and His Father were one (John 10:30) and the “religious elite” and the Jews that followed them instead of LORD JESUS were ready to stone Him for saying this. </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>We continue in <strong>John 10:34-36 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God? </strong>LORD JESUS makes it very clear when He states, ” Is it not written in your law…”. So they are following the law (dead religion) instead of following the One who came to fulfill the law. Apparently, that old serpent had influenced the hearts of the “religious elite” as well because they invited the devil into their hearts. We also see this going on today throughout the apostate, falling away “church” who prefer to have their ears scratched, who prefer to be entertained, who prefer to be flattered, who prefer to ignore the ONLY TRUTH of the Holy Word of ALMIGHTY GOD and focus on the garbage that the devil portrays to them as something appealing. Remember that the devil feeds off of our flesh; therefore, the more we rely on our own intellect, vain worldly traditions (global warming), the current political agendas, the fancy titles after a person’s name, or the amount of money in their bank account, the farther away we will be led into darkness and will stumble. IT IS TIME TO STAND YOUR GROUND, CAST OUT THE OLD SERPENT, AND CLING TO JESUS CHRIST LIKE NEVER BEFORE BECAUSE HE IS OUR ONLY HOPE FOR ETERNAL LIFE. IT IS TIME TO PAY ATTENTION IF YOU HAVE BEEN ASLEEP UP UNTIL NOW!

 

 

MESSAGE ONE – 03-13-21</span></strong></h4>
Deleted: <h5><strong><span style=”color: #000080;”>IN THE BEGINNING </span></strong></h5>
Deleted: <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TZIuVNHNlw”>JGN BIBLE STUDY ONE – YouTube</a>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>Genesis 1:1 <strong>In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.</strong> Today’s message will provide a foundation of the Holy Word of ALMIGHTY GOD and we will begin at the beginning! The LORD GOD instructed me to do this because there may be some people who are newly saved, or unsaved, and need the milk of the Word before the meat of the Word. 1Peter 2:2 <strong>As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:<img class=” wp-image-12146 alignright” src=”https://jesusthegoodnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Genesis-1-1-KJV-In-the-beginning-God-created-the-heaven-and-the-I01001001-L01-TH-300×300.jpg” alt=”” width=”240″ height=”232″ /></strong> </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>The LORD GOD was here before the beginning of everything, because He created EVERYTHING! He is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent. The LORD GOD manifested JESUS CHRIST in the flesh when He came here to this earth as a man, so He could suffer and die on the cross to be our perfect sacrifice for our sins. In 1John 3:18 GOD’S WORD STATES: <strong>He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. </strong></span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”> So, GOD The FATHER and GOD The SON share the same HOLY SPIRIT and they are all ONE! PRAISE YOU, FATHER GOD! What a beautiful gift The LORD GOD has blessed us with. We continue in the book of Genesis, The LORD GOD formed male and female, with the first man being Adam. He formed him from the dust of the ground, breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul. And The LORD planted the garden in Eden. Adam had everything he needed there, all he had to do was tend the garden. And then The LORD GOD formed the woman from one of Adam’s ribs as he slept. So, male and female, dwelling in the garden, and covered with the

glory of ALMIGHTY GOD! They were naked and because they were covered with the glory of ALMIGHTY GOD and because there was no sin at that time, they did not even realize that they were naked. Now The LORD GOD had instructed them that they could eat of any of the fruit of the trees EXCEPT for the one that had the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil. He instructed them if you eat this, ye shall surely die, as we read in Genesis 2:17 <strong>But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. </strong> </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>SO IN COMES THE SERPENT… The serpent allowed itself to be influenced by Satan, who used to be Lucifer, who was cast out of heaven with a third of the angels that followed him because Lucifer wanted to be equal with ALMIGHTY GOD! So for that reason, Now they are sentenced to wander to and fro through the earth until they are all cast into hell for eternity.That is why Satan is called the prince of this world, the prince of the air, and he is also the father of lies who poses as an angel of light. So, here we are! The serpent allowed itself to be influenced by Satan, and he approached the woman while she was in the garden, as we read in Genesis 3:1-3 <strong>Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. </strong> So the woman clearly knew what The LORD GOD had instructed she and her husband to do regarding this tree. Of course, that is not good enough for Satan, so he continues in his subtilty as we read in Genesis 3:4-5 <strong>And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.</strong> So the serpent, influenced by Satan, the devil, placed enough doubt into the woman’s mind that she reconsidered what The LORD GOD had instructed she and her husband not to do. Ye shall be as little gods? THAT IS FLATTERY! She decided to rely on her intellect instead of relying, trusting, and obeying ALMIGHTY GOD! So Satan achieved his objective! If this would not have taken place, sin would not have existed, and man would not have fallen from grace. When Satan put that doubt into the woman’s mind she allowed her flesh to override the instruction from ALMIGHTY GOD. </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>Just like we do today, folks. The LORD GOD created male and female, and He created man to be head of the household. That is His order – not to be a slave-master, but to be in charge of the household. This is a huge problem today because there are a lot of men that have rescinded their authority, not only in the churches, but also in the household, with their families, and they allow the woman to take over. THAT IS NOT THE WAY THE LORD GOD INTENDED IT TO BE, FOLKS! That is important to remember. It does not really matter what WE think, it matters what ALMIGHTY GOD says about it. Now the eyes of Adam and Eve were opened because they had the knowledge of good and evil. THEY FELL FROM GRACE! Their eyes were opened and they realized they were naked and they were ashamed. Just like today, people tend to blame one another instead of taking the blame upon themselves. So Adam listened to his wife instead of ALMIGHTY GOD, which is a BIG NO NO! No one should ever put anyone before ALMIGHTY GOD, no matter who it is! The man put things out of order. Adam listened to his wife instead of ALMIGHTY GOD, and he blamed the woman. The woman who had the intellect and the free-will choice to choose wisely and listen to The LORD GOD’S instruction and tell that serpent to “be gone” did not do that. She decided to listen to what the serpent put into her mind, but she still blamed the serpent.</span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>From this point on, man is cursed and JESUS CHRIST is the only Way out of this situation. So we are constantly at war, SPIRITUAL WAR. Those of us who serve JESUS CHRIST are at enmity with the devil because he is cast out of heaven and is a fallen angel condemned to eternity in the fires of hell with the one-third of the angels that followed him. He can never be forgiven – NONE of them can ever be forgiven – and they desire to deceive as many people as they can so they can follow them into the pit of hell for all eternity. Satan is counting on the fact that man desires to lift himself up, to stay in his flesh, to pat himself on the back because of all the college degrees and fancy titles he has after his name. Because of all the billions of dollars he has in his bank account.

Because of all the celebrities and “well-to-do” people he associates with. People are relying on their flesh more than they are relying on ALMIGHTY GOD today. This is nothing new – it has been going on since sin began, as we read in Scripture. It is very important to realize that we have no wisdom without ALMIGHTY GOD! True wisdom is having complete faith in The LORD GOD’S plan for our lives and relying on His guidance. </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>We continue with Genesis 3:16-18. So, this is why everything has been cursed! THE GROUND HAS BEEN CURSED. So now we have to work in order to eat. We continue with Genesis 3:19-22. So when The LORD GOD is speaking in verse 22, <strong>“the man is become as one of us”</strong>, The LORD GOD is speaking to JESUS CHRIST and to The HOLY SPIRIT. JESUS CHRIST was foreordained before the foundation of the world, and we read in the beginning in Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. So, The LORD GOD is addressing the Trinity. That is why it is important to realize there is GOD The FATHER, GOD The SON, GOD The HOLY SPIRIT, three in ONE. So because The LORD GOD knew that now man had the knowledge of good and evil, He did not want Adam and Eve to eat of the tree of life because that would have been a curse that could not have been undone. We continue in Genesis 3:23-24. Man was cast out of the garden because of their fall from grace and that sin is passed down to all of us. ALL OF US! </span></h5>
Deleted: <h5><span style=”color: #000080;”>The only way out of our fall from grace is through the shed blood of JESUS CHRIST! JESUS CHRIST was foreordained before the foundation of the world. He came to this earth as GOD made flesh – THE WORD MADE FLESH, WHO DWELT AMONG US! He shed His precious blood, died an excruciatingly painful death on the cross for all of us. When He died on that cross and said, <strong>“it is finished”</strong>, sin and death were conquered, for those of us who are wise enough to repent, and commit our lives to serve Him. To BELIEVE, that He is who He says He is, to BELIEVE that GOD The FATHER raised Him from the dead on the third day, and that He WILL RETURN some day for those who serve Him! <strong>THIS IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER! </strong>The LORD GOD has lovingly

provided us our life manual, the Holy Bible, which is our love letter from ALMIGHTY GOD, so we can stay close and learn about the precious gift of grace that He has given us! ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS ACCEPT IT. All we have to do is admit that we are condemned to hell without the blood of JESUS CHRIST to cover us. It is important to realize that repentance is NOT about saying a sinner’s prayer – it is about having a desire to turn from your sins, to turn from your old ways, and be obedient to ALMIGHTY GOD