What Can a Believer Do For a Lost Loved One?

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A recent discussion centered around what a believer can do for those loved ones who are NOT believers (lost).

After various points were offered, defended, critiqued and further discussed, the following list sums up what the believer can do for those loved ones–especially the elderly–who remain lost to the kingdom of heaven.

1- Give them the gospel of Jesus Christ.

“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

2- Salvation is not so much a debate, to be argued, but a goal by the believer and the non-believer WHO DOES NOT KNOW IT YET.

Arguments, won or lost, are not so helpful.

The believer would do well to remember that the love is a two-way street: the lost loved one ALSO loves the believer THOUGH HE MAY NOT SHOW IT.

Stay positive. Demonstrate that you love the lost. Provide the gospel. Pray.

3- The lost have quite a different outlook than those few who are saved.

“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”
-—1 Corinthians 1:18-19

4- Have faith in God, that He will do as He has promised.  The believer may not know HOW this is to be accomplished, but is not necessary for the non-believer to know how for God to perform his promises.

“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
–Hebrews 11:6

5- PRAY.

“The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
–James 5:16

This is pretty much the extent of what the believer may do in the case of the lost loved one.

1- Remember it is NOT all about you.
2- The believer is probably the weak link in the whole process.
3- God is faithful and will do as He has promised. God is all powerful. God does not want any to perish. God hears the prayer of the believer.

DOES the reader have loved ones about which he worries over their eternal destination?

DOES the reader find himself getting into arguments over this eternal destination?

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

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in  End Times Prophecy Headlines: May 13, 2019.]

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Leonard Ravenhill: Ten Memorable Quotes

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Leonard Ravenhill (1907-1994) was a HIGHLY-QUOTABLE evangelist.

Leonard Ravenhill

Leonard Ravenhill was an English Christian evangelist and author who focused on the subjects of prayer and revival. He is best known for challenging western evangelicalism (through his books and sermons) to compare itself to the early Christian Church as chronicled in the Book of Acts….His most notable book is Why Revival Tarries which has sold over a million copies worldwide.

Ten distinctive Leonard Ravenhill quotes:

“Many pastors criticize me for taking the Gospel so seriously. But do they really think that on Judgment Day, Christ will chastise me, saying, ‘Leonard, you took Me too seriously’?”
Leonard Ravenhill

“When there’s something in the Bible that churches don’t like, they call it ‘legalism.’”
Leonard Ravenhill

“If Jesus preached the same message minister’s preach today, He would have never been crucified.”
Leonard Ravenhill

“How can you pull down strongholds of Satan if you don’t even have the strength to turn off your TV?”
Leonard Ravenhill

“The early church was married to poverty, prisons and persecutions. Today, the church is married to prosperity, personality, and popularity.”
Leonard Ravenhill

“Sodom, which had no Bible, no preachers, no tracts, no prayer meetings, no churches, perished. How then will America and England be spared from the wrath of the Almighty, think you? We have millions of Bibles, scores of thousands of churches, endless preachers—and yet what sin!”
Leonard Ravenhill

“Notice, we never pray for folks we gossip about, and we never gossip about the folk for whom we pray! For prayer is a great deterrent.”
Leonard Ravenhill

“It has been well said that there are only three classes of people in the world today: those who are afraid, those who do not know enough to be afraid, and those who know their Bibles.”
Leonard Ravenhill

“The tragedy of this late hour is that we have too many dead men in the pulpits giving out too many dead sermons to too many dead people.”
Leonard Ravenhill

“It is far easier to cool down a fanatic than to warm up a corpse.”
Leonard Ravenhill

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

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in  End Times Prophecy Headlines: May 14, 2019.]

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Failure to Prepare

Prepare Now!

One of the most frequently-asked questions–particularly by the heathen–is“How much time do you think we have left?”

A close second is “What can I do to get ready?”

The answer is usually along the same lines:

“Get prepared.” 

“Prepare yourself.”

“Don’t wait. Make preparations NOW.”

It is at this point that it becomes apparent that the non-believers and believers have different ideas about what “prepare” means.

Non-believers really think that “prepare” means to prepare PHYSICALLY.

Buy extra food.

Stock up on various amenities of everyday life.

Purchase a gun and some ammunition.

But NO amount of physical preparation will prepare the non-believer for what is to come upon the earth.

To the non-believer, “prepare” basically means “Become a prepper.

To the believer, to prepare for the end times is to prepare spiritually according to God’s Word.

Two completely different points of view; two COMPLETELY different courses of action.

So, when the believer is talking to the non-believer about “preparation,” it is very important to spell out what the believer means when he says to prepare.

And that is where the conversation will likely end.

Non-believers have been taught from an early age–particularly the church folk–that the Bible is NOT a book for modern times.

HOWEVER, it is important to communicate EXACTLY what the meaning of “prepare” means.

Otherwise, a failure to prepare MAY end up being a failure to communicate. Which means that the non-believer will prepare in a manner which will be totally unproductive and will NOT prepare him for the end times.

Preparing physically for the end times is, in reality, a real failure to prepare.

DOES the reader think of physical matters whenever he hears to the word “Prepare”?

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

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in  End Times Prophecy Headlines: May 13, 2019.]

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by Jeremiah James
–with Mondo Frazier

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© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-19. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP, 2007-2019. 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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