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NO WARNING??

Be still my soul, be still my soul
Though battles round you rage and toil
continually and nothing more 
to hear the whisper of the LORD

Be still my child I know your way
and I will guide for My name's sake

Plunge in the Rivers of HIS Grace
Rest in the arms....of HIS embrace


I put my trust in my LORD Jesus Christ for payment for my sin on Oct. 1, 1958. Because of hidden strongholds I had many "ups and downs"...serving HIM one day, and forsaken Him the next....just as so many of you have reported doing. Often, even though I knew I was a Christian, I did not feel as if God really did love me. You see, every attempt I had made to "serve" God met with failure. All of the dreams I had as a teenager vanished or so I thought. Little did I realize, it was just not HIS time yet. You see, just as a child may think his parents do not love him if he does not get that new shinny bike, we often think that God does not love us when we do not get what we want.

Oh how wrong I was. It was shortly before starting Shattered Men, that I really made Jesus...MY LORD!!! In the last 5 years, almost everyone of my dreams have happened. 

I wanted to be a medical missionary. In a way, this has been fulfilled. I attended a small church in San Antonio Texas when I was in the Army. I remember well one morning when the pastors wife sang a special...dedicated to me...it was "So Send I You" and she reminded me that I AM a missionary....and actually EACH one of us that belong to the LORD are. We enter the mission field the moment we walk out our front doors. Since I am a Registered Nurse, actually I am a medical missionary too.

I wanted to be an evangelist. (I do believe that is my spiritual gift) I was reminded a couple of years ago, that God has answered that prayer. My pulpit...the internet. 

I prayed to stand at the gates of hell and turn some away before they entered. This prayer as literally been answered as several have told me they were about to take their own life but found hope....then found Jesus through the ministry that God has entrusted me with, just before killing themselves 

There are many more examples of this but I need to go on. Perhaps with this message, one of my most intense desires will take place....that is for each of YOU to find the hope, the peace, and the joy of falling in love with Jesus will bring you. The only desire that is more intense is to help those that do not know Jesus....to find Him.

No Warning? That is what we are told occurred when a massive tidal wave hit Asia last week. There WAS a warning however. It was just that those living along the Indian Ocean's shores were less likely than Pacific coastal dwellers to know the warning signs of an impending tidal wave - water receding unusually fast and far from the shore. Those that knew this sign of warning, did head for higher ground when they saw it.

I also contend that because so many lives were lost in this disaster, that it may speed up future disasters. How? Lets look at a concept called HELL for a few moments.

Hell was not made for man. Matthew 25:41 says, hell was, ". . . prepared for the devil and his angels:"

Three people die every second, 180 every minute, since you started reading this — 2000 more people have gone into eternity! An automobile accident. . . A heart attack. . , A stroke. . .One thing is CERTAIN — you will DIE — today. . . tomorrow . . . a week. . . a month . . . a year. . . 5 years. . . 10 years. .. . 20 years. . . 50 years — ONE THING IS CERTAIN —" . . .it is appointed unto man once TO DIE . . ."

Most of these die and go to hell. Where is hell?

"For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly: so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the HEART OF THE EARTH." The Bible is clear — Hell is inside the earth!

Why will we be seeing more earthquakes? More disasters? Hell was not made for people. I contend that for each person that goes to hell, hells borders have to be expanded. Every blow up a balloon and put too much air in it? What happens? 

Jesus said explicitly — THEIR worm — not a worm, or the worm — but THEIR worm. The Bible teaches that Christians will one day have a body like the Lord Jesus Christ. Could it be, as some Bible students teach — that men and women in hell take on the form of their father, Satan (John 8:44)? In Revelation 12:3, Satan is described as a red dragon. Could Jesus Christ be referring to the body lost men and women will have for eternity?

The earth’s crust on land is normally 50 miles thick. You’d have to go down 50 miles before the edge of the fire. But in parts of the oc ean floor, the earth’s crust is less than a mile thick.

Scientists recently discovered cracks on the ocean floor where fire was leaking out. Do you know what they found around these fire-breathing vents in the crust? Eight-foot long worms, found no other place in the world! The book, The Deep Sea, by Joseph Wallace (p.39), reads, "Perhaps the strangest of ocean creatures recently discovered are Riftia, the giant tube WORMS. Measuring up to 8 feet in length, the worms are ONLY FOUND NEAR DEEP SEA VENTS."

And Jesus Christ said, "Where THEIR WORM dieth not, and the fire is not quenched."

The Bible continually warns of a place called hell. There are over 162 references in the New Testament alone which warns of hell. And over 70 of these references were uttered by the Lord Jesus Christ! 

Terry Watkins in "The Truth about Hell" tells this horrifying story of ones decent into hell: 

As you leave your body — you realize something is happening. You hear a sound. . . getting louder and louder. . . screaming .. . .weeping. . . wailing. Terror and fear beyond anything you could imagine overtakes you. "This can’t be happening!" you scream. Your nostrils are filling with the awful stench of
burning souls. Your face ignites from the heat. Flames are now blazing from your eyes, nostrils, ears, mouth — every opening in your body, flames are roaring out. Your body is sizzling and crackling from the flames. Your body is now madly thrashing and convulsing from the horrible pain. "Why don’t I die?", you scream. You begin weeping and gnashing your teeth with the millions. "When will this pain stop?" But you know it will never stop. . .

The darkness is so terrifying, it begins engulfing you.. You feel something moving in the darkness. . . something horrible is happening. "No! No! This can’t be happening" you scream — as your worm is emerging. 

You begin cursing the day you were born. You scream — "Oh God, why didn’t you warn me?"— but you remember the preacher pleading with you to receive Jesus Christ. You remember reading that gospel tract. You cry — "God don’t you care?" — but you remember John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,. . ." "God is a God of love — He won't allow this", you cry — but you remember John 3:36, ". . . he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him."


And you soon realize, that Jesus Christ was right!

There is a place called hell. AND YOU ARE THERE — FOREVER! 

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Just as there was a warning for this tidal wave that hit Asia last week, there are far more serious warnings around us today. 



While stressing that there is no indication it could happen soon, Atlantic coastlines in Europe, Africa and the Americas are under threat from a monster wave of Hollywood -- even Biblical -- proportions, scientists have warned. 

     

They fear that a massive landslide following a major volcanic eruption in the Canary Islands would send a 300-foot wave across the Atlantic, causing devastation to coastal towns and cities. This would include places like Boston, New York, Jacksonville and Miami. 

Still, this is not the worst of it but the worse as most of these disasters have does come with a warning. 

Redemption Draweth Nigh Written by: Gordon Jensen

Years of time have come and gone 
Since I first heard it told 
How my Jesus is coming back again 
And if back then, it seems so real, 
Then I just can't help but feel 
How much closer His coming is today 

Signs of the times are everywhere 
And there's a brand new feeling in the air 
So keep your eyes upon the Eastern sky 
Lift up your head, redemption draweth nigh 

Wars and stripes on every hand 
And violence fills our land 
Still some people doubt He'll ever come again 
But the Word is true my friend 
He'll redeem those born again 
Don't lose hope, soon Christ Jesus will descend 

Signs of the times are everywhere 
And there's a brand new feeling in the air 
So keep your eyes upon the Eastern sky 
Lift up your head, redemption draweth nigh 

What are the warnings? Matthew 24

36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

My friend, this day could either be the greatest day in our life....or the worse. It depends on YOU. Are you ready my friend?

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 question this.


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 prayed this prayer, please let us know so we can help you in your new relationship with Jesus Christ.

ken

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