The Transformed Life of a Believer

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“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
–Romans 12:2

[From a recent discussion which centered on the transformed life of the believer in Jesus Christ.]

As many of the aspects of the transformed life have no counterparts in the world, describing the transformed life can be difficult at best.

One can describe the changes in one’s life; the new outlook which has taken place and/or the re-evaluation of priorities as to what is now important: BUT, one will always fall short when trying to describe the transformed life to a non-believer.

How does one accurately describe the great difference between joy and delight?

How does one tell others of the great changes in a way which is both accurate and readily believable?

How does one talk of the change in life’s priorities when the values one has discovered are worthless and temporary are greatly desired in the life of the person one is addressing?

When one was a heathen, one’s life was different to be sure.

There was a marking of time, even when time was valued and much which is considered important in this world was accomplished.

In the life of a believer, time is of the essence: there is an immediacy that duties MUST be done and done quickly.

In short, there is a deadline.

Though one searched for a higher purpose as a heathen, these purposes came and went–even the ones which seemed so important when first stumbled upon. One had a feeling that there would always be the “next big thing” to discover and promote.

As a believer, one’s higher duty often revolves around service, obedience and duty: values which were largely abstract concepts in one’s earlier life.

As a heathen, one values, numbers and pursues the things of the world.  Indeed, the things of the world are important because they are the only things with which the non-believer is familiar.

A believer eventually puts away the things of the world, having been convinced of their trivial and unimportant nature.

The believer who transformed later in life may think “I wish this had happened years ago!

But then, one realizes that one’s life would have been completely different.

And the life one has already lived?

That would not have existed.

If one had transformed earlier, one would have lived a completely different life, not the life one remembers.

The transformed life is exactly that: a life which can only be experienced firsthand.

Which is why most attempts to describe it to the outsider are condemned to be only pale, weak imitations of a most vibrant, joyful new existence.

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

“And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.”
–Revelation 21:5

DOES the reader wish to experience the transformed life?

Why or why not?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“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.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 21-23, 2018.]

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The Tragedy of End Times Man

BLIND and DECEIVED

End times man has a LOT of problems.

Arrogance, rebelliousness, covetousness, a lack of humility: the list goes on.

But perhaps end times man’s BIGGEST problem is one which centers around the deception which characterizes the end times.

That is: end times man is so deceived, he cannot know his true spiritual condition.

And IF end times man does not know his true spiritual condition, he can never know what he needs to do to change this circumstance.

And if end times man does not know what he needs to do to change his spiritual condition, he can NEVER come to a happy ending.

In short: the world deceives end times man–and end times man is so deceived, he does not know his true spiritual condition.

Some believe that ANY and ALL spirituality is good.

Witchcraft is good. Satanism is good. Even human sacrifice–if it is for a “good cause“–is good.

End times man’s true spiritual condition is not good–though many are deceived that they “do good work.”

“But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
–Isaiah 64:6

Once more, end times man is so deceived, he does not know his true spiritual condition.

This is summed up in the following observations by Jesus Christ Himself.

“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”
–Revelation 3:17

Because end times man does not know his problem, he can not arrive at a solution.

And that is the REAL tragedy of end times man.

DOES the reader believe he is a “good person“?

DOES the reader “do lots of good things“?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“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.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 17, 2018.]

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The Deception That is the Churches

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“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.”
–2CORINTHIANS 11:13-14

One of the devil’s greatest deceptions is the network of churches throughout the land.

These buildings–which are supposed by the simple-mindeded to be of God–are tools of Satan and one of his greatest achievements.

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There are many ways for the skeptical to know this–IF they desire to know the truth.

1- Those tares who inhabit the churches do not adhere to the Word of God.

2- Those tares who inhabit the churches bring reproach on the name of Jesus at almost every opportunity.

3- The wolves in the pulpits corrupt the Word of God at every opportunity.

4- NONE of the wolves in the pulpits will EVER preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.  They will TALK about the gospel.  They will shout about the gospel.  But they will not preach the gospel.  This is the primary reason that 99 percent of church-goers do not know the gospel of Jesus Christ.  If asked, they will offer one of the many church-provided substitutes.  When told what the gospel of Jesus Christ is, they will say “Oh yeah.  I knew that.”  One man–who attended a Bible college–maintained that John 3:16 was the gospel. While John 3:16 is a fine Bible verse, it is NOT the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The churches are dens of deception which will provide the meeting places for all those who dwell on the earth who will worship the dragon [Satan].

“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”
–Revelation 13:4,8

The churches are a gathering place for all those who want to present to the world the fiction that they are “good people.”

“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”
–Romans 3:10-12

The churches are also a gathering place for all those who desire the deception that God is present in a temple built with human hands.

“Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet”
–Acts 7:48

It has been said in the past, that critics should “lighten up” on the churches because the churches are full of people “trying to be better.”

IF one believes that churches are where one goes to “get better,” then one does not believe what the Bible declares.

“No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him”
–John 6:44

Particularly in the end times, the end times churches are broken and beyond repair.

DOES the reader believe that the churches contain some mystical, magic power to convert people to Christianity?

DOES the reader believe that the churches “do a lot of good“?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“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.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 17, 2018.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-18. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP, 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s authors and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson, Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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You Cannot Spell “Santa” Without S-A-T-A-N

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An email was received recently which contained some interesting information.

The information the recipient found interesting was NOT the information the person sending the email had noticed.

No, the email was sent for an entirely different reason.

The email was no plea for Santa–though the sender had often defended Santa in the past.

Give him a break!

The email had to do with various names those who robbed travelers were called.  During that email, the following was contained.

Saint Nicholas, however, the English “Old Nick,” is in all countries the patron of schoolboys, thieves, or, as Shakspere calls them, “Saint Nicholas’s clerks.”
— Richard Ford, Gatherings from Spain, 1846

A little more searching on the subject uncovered the following:

I had long wondered why Satan and his anagram namesake Santa were both known as ‘Old Nick.’

Yes, Santa Claus was known as “Old Nick.” This had NOT been known to the reader of the email.

Old Nick” is a well-known name for Satan. Once upon a time, “Old Nick” was a VERY popular name for Satan.

All this HAD been known to the reader of the email.

It all makes sense of course.

1- Santa is an elf–and elves are demons.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf, And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;

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2- St. Nicholas–supposedly the person Santa Claus is patterned after–is the patron of thieves and pawnbrokers. In addition, Santa secretly spies on boys and girls and watches them when they are sleeping.

3- And lastly, one cannot spell “Santa” without S-A-T-A-N.

DOES the reader believe that Santa Claus is somehow tied to Christianity?

WHEN the season supposedly set aside to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ is discussed, which does the reader first think of: Jesus Christ or Santa Claus?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“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.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 17, 2018.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
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