Is just Fantasising About Someone Wrong?

Question: I’m a girl and I fantasise about girls sometimes. I know homosexuality is a sin but is just fantasizing wrong?

Answer: one thing is for sure; everyone has done it – but that dons not make it right or easy to deal with. The fact is, not fantasising about anything is hard in this day and age when we are bombarded by sinful imagery, film and TV, media and advertising designed to make us desire unobtainable things and things we should don’t even need. But the question is; is it OK to fantasise (which is quite often mixed with lusting after what is not yours to have) in heaven? The answer has to be no.

Now onto what Jesus said about this;

“But I say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.”

Adulteration means corruption

The word adultery means to corrupt – to make impure. In other words you defile the other person (and yourself) because they (and you) may belong to, or eventually be destined to be with another person. This is why it is wrong to fantasise about people or lust after things that are not yours, be they people, jobs, cars or anything. This is called coveting. So by lusting and fantasising after someone who is not your spouse you break 2 comandements; 1) do not covet and 2) do not commit adultery. 

God knows your struggles

But look, God knows our struggles in this flesh. Remember that this flesh is temporary and was not how our bodies were originally or will be when all creation is restored. The flesh that dies and separated from God is constantly needy is part of the curse placed on us because we waned to be like or ‘as gods’ in the garden – the perfect place and our original setting at the beginning.

Why the spirit is willing but the flesh weak

But, we can break this fleshly curse God tells us in The Bible and not by pretending it’s not there or anything that God makes is bad in itself. The original body was good but it has fallen, needy and now dies. But if we are to break the curse of the flesh and all the sin that comes with it, it can only be done through God’s powerful spirit, and only by first acknowledging that something is wrong before it can be dealt with at all. So don’t beat yourself up over it, but fear God and His commands, and most importantly keep facing him even in your darkest temptations, and pray he brings you to a place of maturity where you are ready to receive a spouse that fulfils you physically and spiritually.

Can You Lose Your Salvation? No and Yes!

So what’s worse – someone who wants to sit on the fence on this issue or someone who just tells you like they believe it is? Well I think the latter. So therefore – wrong or right I am going to tell you what I think – and YOU must make up your own mind based on your own research and primarily by reading The Bible.

I have never taken the ‘once-saved-always saved’ phrase that gets banded about everywhere seriously. But then what I think does not make it false – or true for that matter.

The trouble is – we Christians always want to put God in a box and tie up our doctrines and beliefs so neatly and tightly we can go on sinning another day without fear of losing our salvation. But does it really have to be one way or the the other? – black and white? Does the infinite God who created electrons that can be in two places at once have to be restricted by the mind of us humans? Is there another simpler – logical and dead easy to understand answer to this that fits with the Bible perfectly? Yes I believe there is.

I asked God to show me the answer to this age old debate and I believe he showed me the answer in a too simple to be true manner which to me makes all the debates look futile and a huge waste of time. Forgive my boldness in that statement. Of course you are perfectly at liberty to say ‘nonsense‘ and of course I may be wrong, but please hear what I say, then make your own mind up.

How You Can’t Lose Your Salvation:

The Bible does not say; “No man can lose his salvation” – it says; “No Man Can Pluck You from God’s Hands.” The latter does not HAVE to mean the former statement is true! For example – if the first statement was true (I believe it isn not), are we right then to conclude that women can lose their salvation just because it says ‘no man can lose his salvation’ ? – No!

I believe the Bible means what it says – that no man can pluck me from my father’s hands, but the sentence does not state what happens if I turn against God! So I believe that you can, according to The Bible, lose your salvation by turning away from God so completely (this is blaspheming against the Holy Spirit that speaks to all of us) and you can dry out so much – that you are no longer any use for anything but for the fire. Not even the living water that is needed for life will revive you as you have become a rock! If you disagree – no problem but please read on and then make up your mind.

How You Can Lose Your Salvation:

Jesus said in His OWN WORDS;

“we must continue in the vine lest we be only good for the fire.”

What did he mean? Granted he may not be saying we will be thrown in the fire – just good for it. However I believe God answered the question about once-saved-always saved with the following analogy. I looked across the room and saw a plant I had been watering and saving it’s ‘life’ many times over. Only this time I had been away a few days and forgotten to water it. The plant had now completely dried out and there was not the smallest patch of green left on it. So no matter how much I now watered it – no revival was possible. The plant had become so dry and hardened that NOTHING I could do would bring it back to life.

Now God goes a step further and says He will harden the hearts of those that turn against him! It may be worth asking here why he would do that if your salvation was inevitable but let’s ignore that for now.

This is why we need to fear the loving but fearsome Lord. The God of the old testament that destroyed those that wilfully turned against him and – the same God that displayed incredible forgiveness for those that repented – even with all their imperfections!

If you turn away from God – his living water and dry out so completely and utterly to the point of no return – that is when your heart has become a stone (not recommended as remember God said he would sometimes haste this hardening of the hearts of those that turn against his goodness!), by taking yourself away from the source of water indefinitely – i.e the vine, so you are only useful for a fire!

However – you Are ALWAYS Redeemable As Long as You Stay in The Vine!

In other words – so long as you still have some ‘green’ (life) in you – i.e you are still facing God and in the vine (connected to him by facing him) – YOU CAN NEVER BE LOST TO ANY MAN!

“Work out your salvation in fear and trembling”

 

There is no point in making this statement if it is saved or not saved. There is nothing to be worked out!

So what heading means is, that those that really love God and stay near him or at the very least facing his light (the water of life needed to be and stay green) – He will honour your tiniest of efforts to get right by facing him (no ‘work’ involved) and respond by never allow then to dry our completely and lose all their ‘green-ness’. No matter how little residue of green (life) left in you, that is enough to revive an almost dead soul – as displayed beautifully by the plants below. So there is NOTHING TO FEAR if you remain in him! Unless of course YOU turn your back on him. Well that’s not hard is it?!!!

And this IS NOT WORKS SALVATION – I never mentioned works – I said just stay facing Him! Do what JESUS said; “remain in the vine.” We are saved by grace through faith!

 

Please watch the following videos to actually see this in action;

 

How You Can Nearly Lose Your Salvation – but be Saved by Living Water!

 

Confession and Confessing of Sins

Confession & Sins

First of all you don’t need a priest to confess your sins to! Why would The Bible command you to have your sins forgiven by an unholy man (The Bible tells us all are sinners and have fallen short and that no man is good of his own accord).

What Does The Bible Actually Say Regarding Confession of Sins and Misdemeanours?

open-bibleonwhiteFirst, The Bible tells us to; “call no man father” – yes is does! But is also tells us to; “confess your faults – yes faults – to one another.” How beautiful is that!? The King James Version doesn’t instruct us to tell our deepest, darkest, most horrible things we have done to people we don’t know opening up to bondage, fear and guilt and sometimes turning this against us, but best friends who also being sinners will understand as they will also confess to us. We are to confess our problems and FAULTS to one another. Now that is very doable and without excuse (providing we have some trustworthy Christian friends) and means we can pray for one another regarding the root issues that cause the sins that we ask our heavenly Father to forgive the individual sins we are so ashamed about.

Why Confess our Faults & Sins to One Another?

Confessing our sins is integral to being a Christian. This I would guess is beneficial both for the confessor and possibly the person hearing the confession who will be used in God’s gracious healing process. The person confessing is able to share the burden of guilt that naturally occurs when you do something wrong, and meanwhile the listener is able to share in the forgiveness process with God by caring and being there to listen.

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Forgiveness and Salvation in The Bible

Forgiveness & Salvation in The Bible

What the Christian Bible Says on Being Saved

“Stay in the vine.”

God offers us salvation through Jesus. Matthew 1:21, TLB. “And she will have a Son, and you shall name Him Jesus (meaning ‘Savior’), for He will save His people from their sins.” Acts 4:12, NIV says, “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”


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Salvation means we receive eternal life if we enter into a personal relationship with God.

John 17:3, TLB. “And this is the way to have eternal life -by knowing You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one You sent to earth!” John 3:16, NIV says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

There is only one way to salvation and its not the easy road.
Matthew 7:13-14, TLB.
“Heaven can be entered only through the narrow gate! The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide enough for all the multitudes who choose its easy way. But the gateway to Life is small, and the road is narrow, and only a few ever find it.”

Salvation is given to Christians that endureth to the end!

Salvation and forgiveness cannot be earned, it is a gift.
Ephesians 2:8-9, TLB.
“Because of His kindness, you have been saved through trusting Christ. And even trusting is not of yourselves; it too is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good we have done, so none of us can take any credit for it.”

Receiving salvation is a powerful, personal response to the gospel including repentance for sin. Acts 2:37-38, TLB.
“These words of Peter’s moved them deeply, and they said to him and to the other apostles, “Brothers, what should we do?”And Peter replied, “Each one of you must turn from sin, return to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.”

Receiving salvation is simple, direct, personal, and public.
Romans 10:8-10, TLB.
“For salvation that comes from trusting Christ–which is what we preach–is already within easy reach of each of us; in fact, it is as near as our own hearts and mouths. For if you tell others with your own mouth that Jesus Christ is your Lord, and believe in your own heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in his heart that a man becomes right with God; and with his mouth he tells others of his faith, confirming his salvation.”

Matthew 11:28-30
Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

Matthew 18:14
Whether of them twain did the will of [his] father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.

Matthew 22:9-10
For many are called, but few are chosen.

Matthew 22:14
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, [thou] that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under [her] wings, and ye would not!

Matthew 24:14
When Jesus heard [it], he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Mark 2:17
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

Mark 16:15-16
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

Luke 2:31-32
And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

Luke 3:6
Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, [the same] loveth little.

Luke 7:47
And they shall come from the east, and [from] the west, and from the north, and [from] the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God. And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.

Luke 13:29-30
Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. And they all with one [consent] began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel [them] to come in, that my house may be filled. For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.

“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus:
for he shall save his people from their sins”

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open-bibleonwhiteLuke 14:16-24: “And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.”

Luke 15:4-32: “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

Luke 19:10: “And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.”


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jesus-on-the-crossLuke 15:2 “A certain man had two sons: And the younger of them said to [his] father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth [to me]. And he divided unto them [his] living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put [it] on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on [his] feet: And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill [it]; and let us eat, and be merry: For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.”

John 1:7
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

John 3:14-17
But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

John 4:14
Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.

John 5:40
And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

John 6:35
All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

John 6:37
In the last day, that great [day] of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

John 7:37-38
And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, [and] one shepherd.

John 10:16
And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation; And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.

John 12:32
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye [are] the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

Acts 2:39
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Acts 5:20
Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as [he did] unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God? When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.

Acts 11:17-18
Men [and] brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.

Acts 13:26
Be it known unto you therefore, men [and] brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

Acts 13:38-39
For so hath the Lord commanded us, [saying], I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.

Acts 13:47
And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men [and] brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe. And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as [he did] unto us; And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

Acts 15:7-9
But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.

Acts 15:11
The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.

Acts 16:17
And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

Acts 16:30-31
Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 20:21
Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and [that] they will hear it.

Acts 28:28
By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:

Romans 1:5
I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.

Romans 1:14
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Romans 1:16-17
Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?

Romans 2:26
But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God [which is] by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: 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: Whom God hath set forth [to be] a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, [I say], at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

Romans 3:21-26
[Is he] the God of the Jews only? [is he] not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also: Seeing [it is] one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.

Romans 3:29-30
What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found? For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath [whereof] to glory; but not before God. For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

Romans 4:1-25
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Romans 5:1-2
O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

Romans 7:24-25
What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Wherefore? Because [they sought it] not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone; As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

Romans 9:30-33
For Christ [is] the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.

Romans 10:4
But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, [even] in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 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. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Romans 10:8-13
And if by grace, then [is it] no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if [it be] of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

Romans 11:6
I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but [rather] through their fall salvation [is come] unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. Now if the fall of them [be] the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?

Romans 11:11-12
And that the Gentiles might glorify God for [his] mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.

Romans 15:9
That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.

Romans 15:16
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

1 Corinthians 1:18
And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

1 Corinthians 6:11
Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

2 Corinthians 5:17
Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech [you] by us: we pray [you] in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

2 Corinthians 5:20
We then, [as] workers together [with him], beseech [you] also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.

2 Corinthians 6:1
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

2 Corinthians 6:17-18
For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

2 Corinthians 7:10
Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:

Galatians 1:4
Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

Galatians 2:16
And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, [saying], In thee shall all nations be blessed.

Galatians 3:8
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Galatians 3:13-14
[Is] the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.

Galatians 3:21
For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 3:26-28
Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; [even] in him:

Ephesians 1:9-10
In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

Ephesians 1:13
And you [hath he quickened], who were dead in trespasses and sins;

Ephesians 2:1
Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

Ephesians 2:3-5
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Ephesians 2:8-9
For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition [between us]; Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, [even] the law of commandments [contained] in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, [so] making peace;

Ephesians 2:14-15
And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.

Ephesians 2:17
That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:

Ephesians 3:6
And to make all [men] see what [is] the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

Ephesians 3:9
Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

Ephesians 5:14
Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

Philippians 2:12
But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things [but] loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them [but] dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

Philippians 3:7-11
For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel; Which is come unto you, as [it is] in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as [it doth] also in you, since the day ye heard [of it], and knew the grace of God in truth:

Colossians 1:5-6
And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, [I say], whether [they be] things in earth, or things in heaven. And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in [your] mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and [be] not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, [and] which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;

Colossians 1:20-23
[Even] the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom God would make known what [is] the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

Colossians 1:26-27
Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond [nor] free: but Christ [is] all, and in all.

Colossians 3:11
But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

1 Thessalonians 5:8-10
But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14
Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did [it] ignorantly in unbelief.

1 Timothy 1:13
This [is] a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.

1 Timothy 1:15-16
For this [is] good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

1 Timothy 2:3-6
For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.

1 Timothy 4:10
Who hath saved us, and called [us] with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:

2 Timothy 1:9-10
Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

2 Timothy 2:10
And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 3:15
For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,

Titus 2:11
For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, [and] hating one another. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Titus 3:3-7
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

Hebrews 1:14
How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard [him];

Hebrews 2:3
For it became him, for whom [are] all things, and by whom [are] all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

Hebrews 2:10
Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left [us] of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard [it]. For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. For he spake in a certain place of the seventh [day] on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. And in this [place] again, If they shall enter into my rest. Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief: Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God [did] from his.

Hebrews 4:1-10
And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

Hebrews 5:9
Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

Hebrews 7:25
Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

James 1:21
Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

1 Peter 1:5
Receiving the end of your faith, [even] the salvation of [your] souls. Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace [that should come] unto you:

1 Peter 1:9-10
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

2 Peter 3:9
And account [that] the longsuffering of our Lord [is] salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;

2 Peter 3:15
And this is the promise that he hath promised us, [even] eternal life.

1 John 2:25
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son [to be] the propitiation for our sins.

1 John 4:9-10
And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

1 John 5:11
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort [you] that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

Jude 1:3
Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and [that] the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

Revelation 3:17-18
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

Revelation 3:20
And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

Revelation 5:9
After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

Revelation 7:9-10
And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,

Revelation 14:6
And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins”

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Christian Repentance

Advice & Help for Christians on Repenting

Do I need to Repent Every Time I Sin and How can I Repent?

Answer: If you were married, when you trespassed against your husband or wife which we all do from time to time, would they disown you and leave you? Of course not. Would they forgive you? Hopefully yes. Would they forgive you if you didn’t repent yet they tried to patch things up and make things well? Hopefully yes.

Now – having trespassed against your loved one – would you apologies – even though you know they would very likely forgive you even if you didn’t? Of course you would, as it’s the right thing to do! Even though you know you may do the same thing again (very likely) and your spouse will some days hurt you – think of how good it feels when someone says they are sorry even though you were happy to let things go and move on – it’s a wonderful thing to swallow your pride and apologise!

So therefore brothers and sisters – I propose so it is with God. Once you have accepted his gift of salvation – his son – no man can take away your salvation and God will do everything possible to get you into the ark – and yet, imagine how it pleases God when you acknowledge your mistakes and ask him to help you reform the part of your character that is lacking in self control or wisdom etc.

God bless you all!

Bible Verses to help with Repentance

Worry doesn’t accomplish anything. Psalm 37:8, TLB
.”Stop your anger! Turn off your wrath. Don’t fret and worry -it only leads to harm.”

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