The hidden half of domestic violence
How to have eternal life
Loophole: a means of escape;
especially: an ambiguity or omission in
the text through which the intent of a statute, contract, or
obligation may be evaded
Last month, I was watching a rerun of Mattlock. Mattlock (Andy
Griffin) had gone through a stop sign and was given a ticket for
doing so. He told the police officer that it was not right and
pled "not guilty" and then went to that corner and sat up a camcorder
to catch other cars going through the same stop sign. He contended
that the sign was hidden and he intended to prove it. In reality, he
was looking for a ....loophole.
We often think of looking for loopholes when we think of taxes, or
criminal trials. Most of us have heard the stories of those
that "got away" with serious crimes because of some loophole such as
not spelling their name right.
Often when we are in a jam, we too look for a loophole. It seems
that when others find these loopholes, we think it is outrageous, but
we sure are glad when we find one.
My friend, I am so glad I found a MAJOR loophole. The Supreme Judge
set this loophole in place intentionally. He not only set it up for
the most serious of all crimes...HE encourages us to use it. In
fact, He demands it.
This loophole is so important that the Judge set up a temporary
loophole until the real one was available. We find it mentioned in
7 And he shall take the two goats, and present them before the LORD
at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
8 And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the
LORD, and the other lot for the scapegoat.
9 And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the LORD's lot fell,
and offer him for a sin offering.
10 But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall
be presented alive before the LORD, to make an atonement with him,
and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness.
I said that it is to be used for the most serious of crimes. By that
I mean it can only be used in CAPITAL offenses. A capital offense is
one in which the death penalty is assessed. The problem is that we
are ALL charged with this capital offense. We have all been
condemned to death. The charge? SIN!
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
The penalty for this crime...death!
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death;
My friend, there will be no exception to this penalty. NONE...None
that is if we wait until the trial to be tried. The good news is
that there IS a loophole set in place by the Judge Himself.
We find it in the 2nd half of Romans 6:23...but the gift of God is
eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
We also know that often only the best attorney can get us off on a
trial. At the trail of the ages...the WHITE THRONE trail, ONLY ONE
attorney will be able to do the job.
1 John 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that
ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father,
Jesus Christ the righteous: 2 And he is the propitiation for our
sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world
The scapegoat mentioned above from Leviticus was used to show that
one goat paid the price for the others. Jesus Christ...the LAMB OF
GOD...TOOK OUR PLACE! He born our sin so that we could be the
scapegoat...the one that was released from punishment. He offered
HIMSELF to be the one that bore our sin.
2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew
no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
My friend...do not wait until the trial. It will be too late to do
anything about it then. EVERYONE at the White Throne Judgment WILL
be found guilty. The penalty will be the same for everyone
also...DEATH. Eternal separation from God.
To avoid this...get the ATTORNEY GENERAL TODAY.
He is always on call. Call Acts 2:21
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of
the Lord shall be saved.
Or call Romans 10:13
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Jesus...only a whisper away.
How to have eternal life http://www.shatterdmen.com/first_step.htm
Many people know ABOUT God but to have a relationship with Him, we
have to KNOW Him. What is the difference?
Knowing about God can include us being aware of all the facts
concerning Him. Many people think that knowing that Jesus Christ died
for our sin is all that is needed for salvation. It is NOT! In order
to have salvation that is to have eternal life there are a few basic
steps we need to follow. This is so important I want to go over them,
1: We need to realize we have sinned. Romans 3:23 For all have sinned
and come short of the Glory of God This means we have failed to met
the goal of being perfect in order to enter heaven. Few of us would
2: The penalty for the sin that we are guilty of is death. Romans
6:23 tells us The wages of sin is death. (Death is separation. When
our body dies, our soul is separated from our body. Eternal death is
when we die without doing what is being explained here and then our
spirit is separated from God for eternity.
Since the only price we can pay for our own sin is to be separated
from God forever, it stands to reason that there is no way we can pay
for our sin ourselves. We thus come to the 2nd part of Romans 6:23:
but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ the Lord.
3: 2nd Corinthians 5:21 informs us: For he hath made him, who knew no
sin, to be sin for us, that we might be made the righteousness of God
in him. Jesus Christ, God's only Son became sin for us so that we can
be freed from the penalty of sin. What then do we need to do?
4: For GOD so loved the world that HE gave His only begotten Son that
whosoever (read YOUR name here) believeth in Him should not perish
but have everlasting life. Please note the ONLY condition given is
that we believe in Jesus Christ for full payment for our sin.
5: Many times our own past activities or the activities of our
ancestors may be a basis for demonic problems based on Exodus 20:5.
It is important therefore to Renounce the sins of our ancestors.
Now if we only learn these facts, even though we may understand that
they are true and believe them. that is only knowing ABOUT GOD. How
do we KNOW HIM then? It is APPLYING that payment to our account.
This would be like having a check to pay a bill and putting the check
on a desk. The bill does not get paid because the check was never
APPLIED to your account. Once we know and believe the facts pointed
out above, the next step is to TALK to God much as you and I would
and admit that we have fallen short of what He wants.
We recognize that we deserve to be separated from a Holy God. We then
tell Him that we know that He has provided a payment for all our sin
and this payment was Jesus Christ when He died on a cross.
It is at this time we ask God to APPLY THIS PAYMENT TO OUR ACCOUNT.
We ask God to credit as PAYMENT IN FULL for all our sin the price
Jesus paid for us. It is this step that gives us eternal life. If we
do all but this step, we know about God.
When we do this step, we will KNOW God and we will have eternal
life. Following is a model of a prayer to trust Christ.
Lord God, I now realize I am a sinner. I realize I have fallen
short of the goal You have set forth for eternal life and I now
repent of this sin. I also understand that according to Your Word,
the Bible, that Your Son, Jesus Christ as paid the debt for me and I
am now asking You to credit the payment Jesus made on the cross to my
sin. Lord God, I also renounce any sin on the part of my ancestors
that may have been invitations to curses or demonic activity. Lord
God I also now understand that You have now given me eternal life
and I thank You for that fact. Amen.
If you have taken this step...please either e-mail me, or respond to
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JUNE is Domestic Violence Against Men Awareness Month