Jesus taught us that the Grace replaced the law...
Learn what this means and how
to achieve true Faith in the Grace and then allow
that Grace to work miracles, both small and large,
within your life.
God is good,
God is great,
Through Jesus Christ,
I receive his grace...
With much love from your brother in Christ, Michael
Jay Wilson Sr.
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IN THE GRACE
For True Christians
all children of God, and as such, we are all
brothers and sisters of Christ, whether we
have come to accept him as our savior or
not. True Christianity is universal and
unwavering. True Christianity is an
opportunity given to all of God's children
regardless of race or region. True
Christianity has been and continues to be a
very real positive force in our world,
regardless of the sect, order or denomination
which spreads the good word in the name of
It is time for
all Christians everywhere to embrace true
Christianity and to reign in the differences
which have fettered the community as a whole
in reaching out to everyone with the spirit
in which this message was meant to be given.
Love for God and love for our fellowman is
the basis for all of God's commandments.
first step is to get involved. If you are
not a member of a Church, join one. You will
instantly be made stronger by the faith of
the other members of your church. You will
find people who care. You will find purpose
in your life and ultimately your faith will
can and do happen... but it all hinges upon
your faith in the grace. Following are some
letters I wrote about my beliefs and how I
strengthened my own faith in the grace
offered to me through Jesus Christ. I have
had many miracles happen in my life and I
know I am truly blessed.
It is my
greatest desire to help others who are
struggling with faith as I was, and I hope
my message helps.
For Those of You Still Confused...
...My Visions & A Letter To An
FAITH IN THE GRACE
by Michael Jay Wilson Sr.
Faith in the Grace is all
you need - but what Church or Religion has the right answers
about God, your salvation and how you can use your faith in
the grace to create miracles in your life - All legitimate
churches can help you to understand how to receive salvation
and enlightenment - but only you can allow God to work
miracles in your life through your faith in the grace.
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What is 'The Grace' and what does 'Faith' have to do with it?
The 'Grace' is forgiveness pure and simple, but before we get
too far down this road, let's look at the big picture. The Lord
is good. The Lord desires for us to be with him. Only good may
exist with the Lord. Thus only people who are good can exist
with the Lord. To decide who the good people are, the Lord must
teach us about good and evil and then allow us to decide if we
wish to be good.
Let's go over what it means to desire to be good. One you
must do what you think is right. As you progress and learn more
about right and wrong, good and evil, you will realize that you
have done things which we're wrong and that these things stand
in the way of you being good. So you learn to repent and turn
away from doing these things, and then learn you must right your
past wrongs if you are to be considered as good and worthy of
being in the presence of the Lord... or find a way to be
forgiven by the Lord.
The Lord's forgiveness of what you have done and the
shortcomings you have which would not allow you to be in the
Lord's presence can be a fantastic thing to imagine... but know
that with this kind of forgiveness comes a great humility and
peace which only those who understand the value of this
forgiveness can fully understand. What else comes with this
great peace and awareness is the added understanding of what
offering forgiveness can mean to others as well as the ability
to offer it freely to everyone. This will expand your
understanding of how forgiveness is a pure form of love and this
will enable you to understand the love which the Lord wishes for
you to extend to everybody and how easy it really is to do.
Now, how does 'Faith' work into the equation. Only by faith
will you learn the love of the Lord. As simple as the
description for the 'Grace' is, 'Faith' is believing. Your
beliefs sway your every action. If you believe in something
great enough it will change your life. To believe in the Lord
and truly desire to be good, you not only have to believe in
forgiveness or the 'Grace' but you must believe or have 'Faith'
that this grace has been offered to you and that a way to accept
the grace is available to you. As the Lord taught us, you must
believe in his forgiveness and offer this same forgiveness to
all you know... you must have 'Faith In The Grace' and the true
desire to be good.
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How are you doing?
I felt a terrible urge to write you on a
more personal basis.
I love you and nothing in this world can change that.
Let’s get a little personal. Do you pray? Do you study
scripture and seek salvation?
I am not asking if you have been saved… rather I am asking if
you have seen evidence of God working through you?
I have and it scares me… It scares me because I am starting
to believe that I am supposed to share my understanding of how
we can achieve salvation (it is truly different than what I have
ever been taught in a church). It scares me because I have a
feeling that I am supposed to share it with more than just a few
of the people I meet, I believe that the Lord wants me to share
my ideas with the entire world. I feel I am not ready and there
is no possible way for me to believe that the Lord would choose
me for any other reason than the irony of it all – or perhaps it
is the life I have led which in leading to my rather unique
perceptions, has qualified me for this task.
I am confused, yes, but as much as I know my family loves me,
I know that I feel this path developing under my feet and that
the Lord is guiding the way… starting to sound weird? It gets
even more peculiar… veils have been lifted from my eyes which
hid the truth about our present religions from me for so long.
Churches and religions are nothing more than associations
which are best used as tools to build community between
like-minded individuals. No church holds the key to your
salvation, and any religion, faith or sect which presents itself
as having the only true path to salvation and God’s grace has
taken the Lord’s name in vain.
You see, no ritual, no elder, no priest can offer anyone
salvation. Only God can offer us that, and there is absolutely
no ceremony required. Salvation is available for anyone who
decides they want to be saved and is willing to honestly try to
do the best they can not to sin in the future. It involves faith
in the grace and our ability to believe we are worthy of
receiving the grace - which makes having a savior come in real
If a ritual, elder or priest helps you to desire salvation
and to believe you are worthy of salvation, then they have
served their purpose.
Jesus did not die on the cross for our sins! He died on the
cross for our salvation, and only because we are too weak minded
to accept the Lords grace on our own… It’s powerful stuff, this
new way of looking at life.
And one last thing, contrary to what anyone tells you, you
can be perfect – and the road to this perfection is far easier
than you would have ever imagined.
Want to know more? You can find a few of the lessons I have
learned which I have put together here or better yet, go to a person
you know has God working through them as they can truly help you
I know there are still a lot of aspects of my life I need to
deal with, and I am trying to get as honest as I can with myself
to best handle them as responsibly as possible. But if I waited
until my conscious was clear I feel I may never get the
opportunity to fulfill this calling – irregardless if it is real
or perceived… which in this case would pretty much be impossible
I don’t want to sound goofy, but I pray for you often. I pray
for you and your family’s continued good health, harmony, safety and
happiness – anything more would be presumptuous. God bless you
Your brother in Christ,
Michael Jay Wilson Sr.
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Yes, you can be perfect!
As Jesus told us in Matthew 5:48, we can
indeed be perfect.
This requires us to understand what it means
to be perfect.
Is God perfect? Well, Jesus teaches that God
is perfect... again Matthew 5:48.
Okay, you might ask why this question should
be asked... fair enough...
Have you ever been wrong in your life... Have
you sinned... and how can you become perfect as
'God in heaven is perfect?
Was God ever wrong? Did he ever repent...
Absolutely! Moses walked down the mountain
and found Aaron had taken the gold from his
followers and made a golden idol which the
people were praying to...
The Lord was angry beyond words and Moses
pleaded for the Lord to spare us... And the Lord
repented of the evil which he thought to do unto
his people. Exodus 32:14
* As you read the bible, if you read
it closely, it seems that you can watch the Lord
'Grow' in his temperance and understanding of us
as the story unfolds... A great flood and then a
promise to never visit this level of wrath upon
us ever again... The Lord's decision to back off
from destroying the multitude led in the
wilderness by Moses... etc... But I believe this
growth we witness is actually our understanding
of the ways of the Lord and the lessons he gives
us as times
progress... meaning that he wasn't actually
wrong and changed his mind at the base of that
mountain, he just illustrated what we should do
when we find we are wrong and need to change our
ways or repent... but I digress...*
What does it mean to repent... and what does
it mean to be perfect?
To be perfect is to be without sin. To be
without sin does not mean you will never be
wrong... it means that once you realize you are
wrong... you 'turn away' or repent from that
wrong before it becomes a sin.
This means that you have not sinned until you
have realized what you are doing is wrong... and
then if you continue to commit the actions you
know are wrong you are now sinning.
To sum up, if you know you are wrong, turn
away and stop before your actions become sins,
and then attempt to right the wrongs you have
Live every moment by this principal and yes,
you can be indeed be perfect as Jesus tells us to be.
P.S. I also believe that it becomes
easier and easier to walk the path of
Your awareness of what is right and wrong is
always with you,
It is your awareness and understanding of
what is sinful that will grow,
It is your ability to defeat the
temptation to commit sins which will grow,
It will be your ability to discern which
paths or actions may lead you astray which
It will be your understanding of which works
will provide the greatest fruits which will
give purpose to your perfection,
And it will be your growing ability to
smother your pride with humility which will
motivate you to continually strive for
I don't personally know of anyone that is
perfect... but I know we must believe we can
be... because Jesus didn't ask us to try to
be perfect... He told us to be perfect!
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Ever had a bad day? I mean, one
of those days where so many
things seem to go wrong that you
wished the day would just end so
you could start over fresh
tomorrow. Sure you have, we all
have and too many days like this
will surely put a quick stop to
all those prayers we have for
more hours in a day, so that we
can get more done.
friends, it is now too late
worry about this prayer not
Did you know that every day
is actually longer than the
last. Yes, as it turns out, life
truly does get harder every day.
You actually have more to
cope with in your day than you
did yesterday. Okay, well not
much. In fact over your lifetime
your days don't get much longer
...But if you compare your
day to one of a person who lived
thousands of years ago the
difference would be much
greater. This is because the Moon
is gradually drifting away - to
the tune of 1½ inches per year -
and the Moon's gravity pull on
us determines the rate at which
our earth spins. When the Moon
was originally created a day was
only about four hours long.
Now this means you literally
have more time on your hands
than Jesus, Moses, Abraham, Noah
or Adam had, and perhaps this
explains why early biblical
figures lived so long... their
days were shorter and much less
Look at it this way, you are
actually blessed to be living in
these times. Whether if it's due
to longer life-spans or the moon
drifting away, you actually have
been given more time to find the
answers. You are actually
blessed with more opportunities
to find these answers and apply
them to your life so that you
can walk on the path of
righteousness, loving and
...Either way you look at it,
it doesn't get any easier to
find salvation than it is right
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My Dad used to joke about how he
knew the 'Secret To The
Universe'... then he would tell
us kids that we were shallow
water fish and that only the
deep water fish would fully
appreciate this secret and be
able to put it into practice.
Well... I can now swim a bit
deeper and this secret has
become self evident. Whatever
troubles you, whatever you worry
about, will continue to present
itself to you until you fully
understand how to handle this
worry or fear... and I have
found the opposite to be even
Have you ever noticed that if
you can believe that something
may go wrong, that oft-times it
indeed will go wrong and then
you will have to handle the
problems which come with this
self fulfilling prophecy?
We are taught that 'Faith,
Hope and Charity' are indeed
cornerstones for receiving the
most benefits from believing in
the Lord and following the path
he has set for us as true
believers... but herein lies the
'Secret Of The Universe' of
which my Dad spoke.
If you believe that something
will not work out the way you
want it to... it probably
won't... But if you have Hope
and believe that things will
work out the way you want them
to... they many times will. The
fulfillment of 'Hope' is a
powerful gift which the Lord
affords us to reward us for our
'Faith'... and it is the
fulfillment of our hope which
will bring us much joy and
therefore strengthen our faith
and then empower us with the
understanding that through
Charity and the joy this brings
to others, we will be empowering
their 'Faith' through the
reinforcement of their 'Hope'.
This lesson, while short and
to the point... offers us much.
Through this we can understand
how miracles can happen in our
everyday lives. Keep your chin
up... hope for the best...
follow what the spirit guides
you to do... and your hope will
be greatly rewarded... probably
far beyond what you can
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Why couldn't Peter continue to
walk on the water without Jesus
holding his hand... Jesus told
him he could, but even with
Jesus physically standing right
beside him he couldn't believe
Jesus taught us that 'Grace'
has replaced the 'Law'
Jesus taught us that anyone
can use the amazing power of
Grace in their everyday life...
but then Jesus showed us that no one...
not even those who were the most
righteous individuals could
believe in the Grace enough to
truly allow the 'Grace' to work
miracles within their lives.
But Jesus understood that
people could believe in his
ability to work miracles in
their life, and that by having
people believe that they could
receive 'Grace' through him,
they would receive the grace and
therefore have an opportunity
What makes us so weak that we
can't believe we are worthy of
receiving the power of grace
directly from God as he told us
Whatever the reason... Our
conscious... the Holy Ghost...
Our inability for us to truly
cast aside our guilt and sin...
the fact still remains that we
must understand that Jesus is
the key (as he taught us) and
realize we need his help in our
lives to receive the Grace and
all of the wonderful things that
go with it...
So accepting that we alone
are not powerful enough to cast
off the heavy burden of guilt
caused by our sin and accept the
power of Grace into our lives...
and that with Jesus' help we can
receive this powerful force
within our lives...
Jesus wants you to know the
power of Grace and truly feel
the power of God's endless
love... and he freely will act
as your key to heaven, lift the
heavy burden of sin and guilt
from you so that you can
experience the power of Faith in
within your life.
Step One - Realize that Jesus
understood our weakness and
provided us something we could
believe... that he is able to
work miracles through the
grace... that he can release
us from our burden of guilt and
realize the full power of having
faith in the grace
within our lives...
P.S. Jesus did not
have to die on the cross to
pay for your sins...
Jesus had to die on the
cross for you to BELIEVE he
could lift the burden of sin
from you so that you could
act accordingly and begin to
live a righteous life where
you deserve to have
knowledge of the grace of God
and how he is working
through you and effecting
A terrible cost, only
because we are too weak
minded to accept what God
would readily have given us,
if we were capable of
believing that God would
actually forgive our sins if
we change our ways and then allow
us the many great benefits
of understanding the
awesome power of his saving
grace and what it can do
within our lives.
Accept this universal truth
and realize that although
you could receive the grace
directly from God if you
believe that your sins are
forgiven and change your
ways, you are NOT strong
enough to believe this on
your own and be thankful
that Jesus has opened
another door to receiving
faith in the grace of God.
You can believe that Jesus
will lift the burden of sin
from you and you can begin
to walk upon the righteous
path which allows you to
receive the power of having
true faith in the
grace of God, and this is
the only way, I personally
know of, that you can gain
Faith In The Grace.
is free from
You have to
let go of your
fears. You have
to let go of
your doubt. You
have to let go
of your shame.
You have to
become aware of the
of the grace
of God which
through you, to
creates in your
life and those
Jesus told us
that those who
do not come as a
child will not
may have about
Grace to pass
through you and
of your spirit
may stop you
benefits which a
in the Grace
the Grace of God
fill you up, is
true Faith in
the Grace which
will change your
life and cause
as you are meant
to - without
well as with
joy, peace and
love - or as a
of the awesome
power of the
through you is
none other than
the Holy Ghost.
in the Grace,
once you open
your mind, body
and soul without
a power beyond
you - A power so
great you will
never be able to
deny it again. A
you will be left
with pure joy,
serenity in its
wake. A power
which can work
miracles in your
So look to
They will teach
you how to
build upon your
faith in the
grace. They may
even teach you
how to shine so
that others may
learn by example.
comes running up
to you holding
before them and
quietly asks you
what it is? Your
and you gently
lean down close
to make sure you
what your child
has to say...
and beaming with
the joy that
your love for
your child gives
answer the best
way you know
how, in the
will be best
No matter who
you are, no
matter what you
have done, I
Lord loves you
as a child and
when you come to
ask a question
-- the Lord
gives you what
you need and
what you desire. The
receive will be
filled with the
Lord's love - strong and
but like a child
you must learn
to listen. If you are not
are going to
miss out on a
whole lot more
than the simple
answer you were
looking for and
you are paying
of love the Lord
has for you may
overcome you and
forget what you
were asking for
in the first
I believe this
is because the answer to
anything we ask
for is love, and
once we realize
down your enemy,
car, ask them if
they can help
you get one.
When you are
apple, appeal to
the owners sense
love, as has
time, is indeed
And you can
the Lord will
help you to find
a way to obtain
all that you
need. That is,
if you listen.
Now imagine that
your child opens
their hands and
it turns out
they are holding
a ferocious bee
which may sting
and injure your
reaction may be to
knock the bee
your child, and
then to try to
teach your child
not to play with
let's say your
several bees in
the past. At
some point you
might decide that
they need to
learn not to
play with bees
and you back up
and allow the
bee to sting
your child. Your
heart cries out
and you can feel
the pain your
are ready to
help, but let's
look at three
this scene may
What if after
your child looks
up at you and
cries out, "How
could you do
this to me?" and
turns and runs
Or what if after
your child looks
up at you and
they will never
trust you again, and
remain nearby, they
trustful of you
again like they once
Or what if after
your child looks
up at you with
and feels the
great sorrow you
must be enduring
to have let this
happen to them,
a child you love
so very much.
Which child can
you help most?
Not the one who
ran away. Not
the one who no
No, only the
child who will
still listen is
the one who may
come to understand that
it was the bee
who stung them,
that it was
their choice to
play with the
bee, but most
ultimately learn how
much you really
do love them.
reason, the Lord
allows us to get
stung once in a
while, and then
watches for our
Lord wants to
know if you will
trust the Lord
in all things,
and the Lord can
only make you
feel this love if
you open up your
heart to receive
it. Can you
great sorrow our
Lord must endure
to allow us to
make our own
choices in life,
even when the
Lord knows what
hardships we may
of our bad
I have known
people who deny
I have held
those who say
they believe but
yet do not seem
to open their
I have also been
meet rare and
really seem to
to walk upon the
Lord's path of
and they all
share one thing
in common, they
all spread love
as a way of
life. None of
were perfect by
a long shot...
but you can tell
themselves up to
the Lords great
- regardless of
sin or fear of
Trust me, the
Lord is there
waiting for any
share this great
love for you and
all he asks in
return is that
you share it.
Sweep aside your
seem to be more
blessed than you
a Lord who would
let you endure
such great pain
- as you are
only enduring it on
your own because
you are shutting
the Lord out.
Open your heart
and the Lord
will heal you.
the Lord sees
past our petty
wants to bring
who will share
this great love.
If you are
the first time,
I have three
you. One, find
and help a
them knowing it.
Two, grant the
wish of someone
you do know but
would rather not
Three, try to
worthy of asking
the Lord, and
then open your
heart and pray
that the Lord
will help you
find an answer.
what you ask
for, you will be
prayers are for
the Lord to help
just how much the
Lord loves you,
and that this
helps you to
that the same
kind of trust and love
you had as a small
child, are the key
getting all of
prayers may just
how it all
As we are told
in the Bible,
the apple tree
of the tree of
the Lord forbade
Adam and Eve to
But what is the
other tree, the
tree of life,
those who eat of
matter, we are
going to cover a
did not know
the seed of man
thought of as
the seed of man
women. And a
life without a
except for the
one time where
the mother of
our Lord bore
to Feed'. The
bleeding which a
thought of as a
upon women also
became known as
the food for us
while we were
still in the
stop while a
woman carried a
child. Thus our
that which fed
us, while at the
same time it
could taint us
and even make us
Later on, as
learned of the
that man's seed
create life on
it's own. In
out to be true.
A woman's egg
seed through a
radiation of the
right kind of
light. With this
now know how the
light of God
miracle birth of
a child through
Back to the
issue of what
the 'Tree of
Life' truly is.
To the casual
the Lord gave
wine at the last
wine was to
blood. He was
giving them the
which allow them
to live through
him. He was
giving them the
food they would
need to live
forever with him
in heaven. Thus
it became very
clear what the
tree of life
truly is. The
We are now
the grape which
be very healthy
for us... so we
might be onto
Thus it becomes
our duty to
partake of wine
or Jesus' blood
in communion or
the reminder of
our union with
the Lord... but
there is a story
in the Bible
which does not
seem to do
than prove the
divinity of our
into wine at a
party. What a
but there is so
much more to
display of the
divinity of our
The Lord took
mere water and
turned it into
Faith, the water
you drink can
become wine and
blood of Christ.
last mention of
the Tree of Life
in the bible. In
Tree of Life has
Now count the
number of our
These are the
grew from the
true Tree of
life, and we now
that our Lord is
Tree of life
which will stand
in the center of
afford all who
While we are
one of the
the Lord gave us
while we are
still here on
opened a door
where all true
have the body of
'Jesus is Lord'
what this means
and then living
to God's plan.
When the Lord
bread and told
them that this
body and that by
the 'Body of
Christ' to live
What a wonderful
gift. It sets
the stage for
the Holy Ghost
to enter us and
to work miracles
lives. With this
miracle we are
to be alone
again and our
guided by the
Christ which now
lives within us.
All of us as
belief and it
affords all of
us an easier
what it takes to
remain on the
narrow path. To
and strive for
we will one day
Heaven on Earth.
With the Lord
you, it makes
'wherever two or
more of you are
gathered in my
name - I will be
for a moment.
This means that
there will be a
portion of you
which is now
now, and in this
decide to let
the spirit guide
you, you may do
may even be able
your hope and
raised to the
you, you can
gain the gifts
which the Lord
would like to
share with you.
prophecy and the
one of all. Your
prayers will be
you will better
phrase "God XXXX
It!"... may not
taking the Lords
name in vain...
be profaning the
name of the Lord
as we are taught
we shouldn't do
18:21. (The book
of the Law)
the Lords name
in vain, targets
those who for
pride or profit,
teach others a
path that will
lead people away
it can include
those who preach
in the Lord's
name or on the
Lord's behalf to
up in any way.
to this term
which is so
many of us.
When one says
"God XXXX It!"
do they really
believe the Lord
coming to town
and on a hill
town grew a
tree, another of
created by the
Lord and given
to us for us to
use as we see
spotted the tree
it... The tree
did not have any
fruit ready for
them to eat...
supposed to as
it was not it's
season to bear
the tree and
the way out of
that the tree
believe you have
the power of the
you might have
the true power
getting back to
Lord's name in
vain, you should
not want to use
(or in vain.)
Now when you
hear the term
'God XXXX It'
come out of
ask them if they
meant to profane
the name of the
Lord or if they
are truly sure
they would want
to use their
Be ye therefore
perfect, even as
which is in
talk about your
Welcome! Did you remember to bring your talents?
I'm not talking about the abilities you excel at... rather I
speak of the unit of weight used in biblical times, talents,
which are equal to 75 pounds.
*** Getting off the beaten path for a second, did you know
that the first mention of the number 666 in the bible is when it
describes the great wealth of Solomon who in his most prosperous
year had 666 talents of gold shipped into his kingdom...
Anyways, a talent of gold is an awful lot of gold and 666
talents of gold is about $342,057,600.00 in today's dollars. (666
x 75 x 16 ounces x $428 an ounce)
Imagine owing someone 15
times this much or 10,000 talents of gold. ($5,130,864,000 in
Now think about this... What are the worst things you have
ever done in your life... combine that with every thing you know
you have done wrong throughout your life and add in the times
when people suffered your selfishness in silence...
Imagine all those you have done wrong on their knees praying
to God for an end to their suffering caused by your
Now let's throw in all of your acts of omission or
occasions when you could have helped another but you decided
not to act for one reason or another...
And let's top it off with all of the times you witnessed
someone doing something wrong and you decided not to at least
let them know that it was wrong and they should stop...
That is enough for you to be able to begin to reflect on the
terrible amount of weight you carry with you...
It's over... there is no longer any time to think about it...
You are now seated directly across from God, and as you look
around you realize this place has a certain quality which is
best described as enlightened.
Only light and truth exist here... there is no place for lies
to hide as all is known to everyone... and then God speaks to
"Look at all of this sin... you owe me so much... fix it right
now! Pay me what you owe me or I will make you pay for these sins
forever... and that is not all... I will make your wife pay, your
children pay and all of those who love you pay forever..."
"I will cast you out of heaven and depart from your life... but even worse will be the immeasurable pain this
will cause those who love you... they will not be with you... they will
not find solace... you will be shut out
from them... you will be shut out from heaven... and you will be
shut out from me..."
"Pay me now!"
Now, imagine that God seeing your true desire to be forgiven
and that you are willing to do whatever it takes to repay him...
forgives you all of your sin and sends you back into the
Not a bad deal, huh?
This type of forgiveness has already been given to you. This
grace now belongs to all those who believe that this grace has
been given to them.
But there is a hitch... we already discussed why we can't believe
that this grace is ours - to review the other path
God has given us to receive this forgiveness or faith in the grace which
Jesus taught us replaced the Law read -
Is A God, A Heaven Or A Hell.
Until then remember that this grace is already yours and you
should live accordingly, and offer forgiveness to all those who
you feel may have done you any wrong... it's the least we can
And now that you have read this, there is no way to say you
didn't know better... especially when you reach a state of
If you believe God has a master-plan and that there is a reason
for everything that happens to you, you may have trouble
understanding how at the same time you are able to exercise free
will. Free will, or the ability to make your own choices in
life, plays a very important part in our spiritual growth as we
are taught the actions we take, and that having faith in God's
mercy will determine whether we become saved and receive God's
Many years ago, I was thinking hard about life and
mankind's future and the advances we have made in forensic
science. I began thinking about the physical world we live in
and the fact that for every action there is a 100% predictable
reaction if you knew every law of physics.
Picture this, a 3D snapshot is taken of the room you're in
which not only identifies what and where everything is, but also
describes all of the possible forces acting upon everything in
the room - including wind, electric charge, gravity as well as
the direction these combined forces were working within.
With a picture such as this, you could press rewind and see
what happened in the past by applying those same laws of physics
I called it "history vision" and was astounded by my own
brilliance and foresight which allowed me to create and
understand this theory. I thought I was a dad-bloom genius, until some
weeks later I was reading about Einstein and found that one of
his colleagues came up with the same theory decades ago.
I also came to the realization that in order for this
'picture' to be taken and saved to a medium which could record
any given space, like the room you are in - down to the last
molecule, the recording medium would have to be the same size as
the space being recorded or even larger. This would make the
hard drive of the computer running this program to be impossible
to create, especially when you factor in that the picture would
probably have to include everything in our universe to give us a
true frame of reference to work within.
Then I tossed a book I was reading down on the table and
began pondering the problem while looking out the window and I
saw tiny specks of dust as they floated up into the sunlight.
Looking down I noticed the dust was floating up from the table
where I had tossed the book and realized that you did not have
to have to include everything in the universe for this picture
to work, the effects of outside forces would be recognizable and
identifiable by results which occur inside the room.
Interesting. I went on with my life and a few weeks later I
read about the emerging possibilities of nanotechnology and more
importantly the future possibilities of molecular computers
which can hold an infinite amount of data in the electron field
of an atom.
Oh no, now the idea of history vision is once again very
With a machine such as this we could see anything anybody has
done, anytime in the past. There will be no hiding the truth
about our actions from someone who has access to this machine.
But... could this now imaginary computer predict the future?
Not with the free will of man - or could it?
As individuals, when we grow up we learn to react to
different things in different ways according to what we have
tried in similar situations in the past. If we take into
consideration that we may be able to predict a persons future by
seeing their past - which we now understand may someday be very
possible, we can look at how they reacted to similar situations
in the past and taking into account their propensity for trying
new things - we may very well be able to predict with a great
degree of certainty the future actions of people.
So how would God be able to give us the free will to make our
own decisions in life and yet have a master plan. God can see
what will happen in our future and God also knows the decisions
we will make as God knows our heart and how we will act or react
in any given circumstance. So everything you do or ever will do
is already known to God, but from your perspective you are
making your own choices and learning valuable lessons which you
will need later on down the road.
Mankind may some day to be able to invent this 'History
Vision' computer - and then we won't be able to get away with
anything - especially when you factor in our tendency to judge
others, backed up by our great ability to justify the judgment
God can already do this - so please remember that God is
always looking over your shoulder and will always know what you
carry in your heart.
As long as we are talking about judgment and judging others...
Let's talk about the job openings the Lord has for Judges upon
the culmination of the new covenant. Upon this event there will
be 144,000 judges who will rise and assist in the final
judgment. (Probably the most meek of us, as the Bible also says
that the least will be our judges.)
Your shot at getting one
of these positions is literally millions to one... but the good
news is that there are junior judge positions available for all
Before you get too caught up in what the Bible tells us...
'Judge Not Lest You Be Judged'... let's talk about why true
Christians should embrace the judgment of others done in the
How are you going to raise your children, recognize those in
need, or know when to step in and help your neighbor unless you
make a judgment concerning them and then decide what the best
possible thing you can do for them would be?
The saying which seems to preclude the judgment of anyone for
any reason... is actually a warning to those who would judge
others - that they make sound judgments for the right reasons...
and then that the actions which would be approved of by our
Lord, our faith and our fellow man.
Too many times people see others do wrong and then based on
this saying, turn away and do nothing because of their beliefs,
saying 'who are we to judge others' and that those doing wrong
will meet their judgment one day by one righteous enough to
Have you ever known of a person in power, who just don't know
what they are doing? Perhaps a boss who does not know how to
actually do the work done by their subordinates. Perhaps an
elected official who is given the power to dictate what their
constituents can do... when it is obvious they have no idea what
they are talking about. Perhaps a religious leader who knowingly
is ignorant about the topics they preach about.
Judgment is indeed a heavy load to bear... and before you
pass judgment on anyone for anything... you better know what you
are doing and how best to correct the situation.
Judgment must be made before action is taken on any issue...
and escaping this responsibility just because of this saying is
taking the term too literally and breaks with the awesome
responsibility placed upon all of us to do the Lord's will on
earth as it done in heaven.
Think about the verse "Be ye' not yoked with sinners"... well
just how are you going to do this unless you have a method to
discern who the sinners are and when your involvement with them
denotes being 'Yoked' with them?
No man on earth, because we are all sinners, can judge
another's faith or Godliness... but we can see when the behavior
of others may be destructive to those around them.
So therefore we must make judgments every day and act upon
them... but we must judge from knowledge and more importantly
love. We must afford everyone the opportunity to change their
ways and then we must afford forgiveness in all things... but
should they continue their destructive behavior, after we have
done the best to help them see the error of their ways then we
should afford them the freedom to make their own decisions but
make it clear that the destructive behavior blocks them from
truly being an integral part of our communities made up of
responsible people who would do their best to follow the
commandments to love God with all of our might and to love our
neighbors as ourselves.
The actions derived from judging others must be done out of
love for all concerned, and the one passing the judgment should
truly do it out of true love and with the understanding that the
final judgment about someone is not our responsibility or our
In the Old Testament has listed how to approach someone you
judge is doing wrong. First, you speak to them personally, let
them know that they are doing something which you believe is
against God or man. Should they not listen to you... then you
find someone who is wise and just and the two of you approach
them about the matter. Should this mission fail, then what they
are doing should be brought before the church (your religious
community), first including just the leader of your Church...
and then upon failing this... before the entire congregation.
And seeing as how our Lord taught us that not one tittle of the
law would be changed because of his coming... and in fact our
responsibilities as true disciples of the Lord became greater
upon his arrival - then you would understand that this would
still be the accepted way to approach this problem.
The above should be done carefully and with much love and
forethought. Wise shepherds (preachers, priests, pastors,
deacons, bishops, evangelists, etc...) will often times approach
these issues on a non-personal basis with proper sermons to
their congregations, or portions of their congregations who need
to learn about these things.
What about those who are not part of your Church? Well, you
are commanded to take action whenever you see someone doing
wrong... and done correctly, you may be able to afford someone
help when no one else seems to care... or care enough to speak
to them about their problems... thus giving you a great
opportunity to share your faith and more importantly your love
for them... which in turn may make them decide to do much more
about their personal salvation than just stop doing the one
thing others may have seen them doing wrong.
Remember that we see through a mirror dimly or a glass
darkly, and that none of us can fully understand the big picture
or has all of the answers, but done correctly - out of true love
for everyone, your judgment can be a powerfully positive tool to
help make this world a better place where the Lord's will be
done, here on earth, as it is in heaven.
When Einstein's evolving theories of super-symmetry were
overthrown by the chaotic nature of quantum theory he said
"God wouldn't allow our universe to be run by chaos!"
another scientist of his time replied
"Who are you to dictate how God works?"
Since then, scientists have discovered that for physics to
work in our universe, there must be 7 more dimensions other than
time and the 3 dimensions we can see around us. If we believe
these scientists, then we have to accept that we may live in a ten dimension
universe going through time and we can only see and understand
three of these dimensions. So both science and religion agree
that most of our universe is hidden from us.
The question we should ask is "Did God mean for us to learn
how our world works around us?"
Ever since we learned how to light our own fires, there have
been people so caught up in the religious implications that they
denounce scientific discoveries and label those who pursue
scientific knowledge as individuals determined to disprove the
existence of God.
This is a two edged sword.
While there are people of a scientific nature who too easily
judge God's existence just because scripture did not describe an
event as scientifically correct as they would have liked. The
truth is a great majority of scientists don't allow the science
vs. religion debate to play a part in their discovery of God's
majesty throughout our universe.
There are also people of a religious nature who truly believe
so strongly in their interpretation of the scripture that they
believe that scientists who attempt to gain a better
understanding of how our universe works are all actually
attempting to disprove the existence of God. This is simply not
true, even if their interpretation of the scripture is
We should all be able to agree that no one will ever be able
to entirely prove or disprove the existence of God - meaning
that we will always have to keep the faith.
The danger of these arguments is that it sets man - one
against another - and depends on man's prideful arrogance to
continue. These questions divide us and this makes the answer
all too obvious - The question is the problem.
Evolution vs. Creationism
If evolution is a process God uses to allow mankind to adapt
to our environment, then both processes may be true.
If we can accept the idea that black, brown, red, yellow or
white, tall, short, skinny or fat - each of us was made in God's
image, we should understand this image probably describes a lot more than our
physical appearance, such as our intelligence, undeniable spirit
and unquenchable thirst for knowledge.
Does this mean that if we discover our pinky fingers are
actually getting shorter (due to evolution), that God doesn't
I say no. I say that God works in mysterious ways on purpose
to test both our faith in God and our love for one another.
The test isn't necessarily about whether evolution is
correct, but rather to see if you can accept change in your
understanding of how God works, without losing your faith in
It is truly a test of our pride. The real battle is whether
or not you will join the battle or do unto others as you would
have them do unto you by allowing others to have their personal
opinions without questioning their faith or Godliness.
Now you have to ask yourself if you are too proud to accept
that mankind may have evolved from sludge when it plainly says
in the Bible that we came from dust.
I say that if this is how God did it - who are we to question
the Lord's methods - and who can tell us that anything we learn
scientifically can possibly question our faith.
Live Strong And Proper - "We can handle the truth! God gave
us life - no matter what we learn about how he did it."
My wife told me I should add a message about the twelve
commandments because a lot of people aren't aware of the two new
commandments which Jesus taught us about.
I explained to her
that in my opinion the two commandments actually replaced the
ten commandments, and can't be considered two additional
commandments... but, because the twelve commandments sounded
like a great title and the fact that I never question the gentle
wisdom of my wife, I thought I would start this message with this
Moses gave us the ten commandments which he received directly
from God. Moses also wrote the first five books of the Bible and
even Jesus asked how you could believe his words if you didn't believe in the writings of Moses.
Did you know that if an indentured slave wished to
remain with their master after they had repaid their debt to
the master, they are told in Leviticus to pierce their ear
with a nail on the lentil or the side-frame of the doorway
to the masters house?
I am certainly grateful that indentured slavery is no longer legal and
even more grateful that Jesus replaced the Law (the book of Leviticus
in the Bible) with the Grace.
Now consider the commandment, Thou Shall Not Kill... does
this mean it would be okay for me to maim, cripple, blind or injure a
person as long as I don't kill them?
Jesus taught, that we should (1) Love God with all of our
heart, soul and mind, and (2)Love thy neighbor as thyself, and
that from these two commandments all other commandments flow.
Now the ten commandments are more like categories. Thou shall
not maim... now would also be automatically considered a
commandment as it breaks the two more basic commandments as
taught by Jesus.
The broadening of these definitions, allows for there to be
less commandments to memorize, but places a far greater
responsibly on us than the original ten commandments. The grace
of God offers us a lot, but comes with far stricter codes of
justice, ethics and morals than the ten commandments ever
required of us.
Add to this that Jesus also taught us that merely thinking of a sin is
just as bad as actually committing a sin and you will understand
just how much more disciplined you must be to become a true disciple
of the Christian faith.
Do you have to go to Church and get Baptized?
don't... but you probably should! - Remember - 'Be ye not yoked
together with unbelievers...'
In order to receive the benefits of faith in the grace which Jesus taught us of and to
have faith in the grace of God work miracles in your life, you need
salvation - you need to be "Born of the Spirit".
You will be born of the spirit when you ask for God's
salvation, understand that the sins you have committed stand in
your way and admit you are not strong enough to answer for your
sins without Jesus' help. Your ability to feel the Grace working
through you will then be equal to your Faith in the Grace and
your dedication to do your best to live a sinless, fruitful
Yes, you could do this all on your own through great
meditation, prayer and humility... but there is another factor
which greatly decreases your ability to achieve the greatest
results possible... and that is what you want, right?
Personal experience has taught me that 99.99% of the benefit
I gain through the Grace is an indescribable joy I feel when
ever I think of the power of the Grace of God. I am safe, secure
and free from temptation and worry.
When I describe this joy to another is when I feel it the
greatest, but I have also had many experiences in my life which
I can only describe as nothing less than miracles which I believe
are due to my Faith in the Grace and believe me, "You want as
much of this Grace in your life as you can possibly gain!".
The missing factor I spoke of in this process is Faith. Your
ability to believe you are worthy of God's love or Jesus' offer.
Let's act like your faith is a sapling which has grown from
the seed of desire to have the Grace of God working through you.
(It already does.)
Now let's bury a stake next to this young sapling. The
Church, like this stake, can help you to head in the direction
you want to go. Pun intended.
A Church is a community of like minded individuals who hold
many of the same beliefs and therefore can help each other to
believe with a much stronger faith.
A Baptism is a ritual which has helped literally billions
of people around the world to be filled with faith in the grace.
Even though a baptism is not absolutely necessary, surrounding
yourself with a crowd of people who believe as you do, helps you
to believe you can be forgiven and accept your faith in the grace through
Let's consider the Baptism, other rituals such as laying on
of hands, words of advice from those who study the scripture,
the power of the faith of people around you and the many other
positive things a church offers you as ribbons that tie you to
the stake and help you to gain more faith in the grace, than you
would have ever experienced on your own.
God Bless You!
When asked by others, "Which Church is the
I reply, "Your question should be - Which
Church is the right Church for me?"
When a person seeks personal salvation they
should think about joining the Church which most closely matches
what they personally believe.
Remember that it is not the responsibility
of the Church to dispense salvation. Rather it is the
responsibility of the Church to create the greatest possible
environment for your faith to grow and to allow for your
personal salvation to occur.
Because joining a Church will greatly
increase your ability to achieve salvation and to allow the many
wonderful benefits of having true faith in the grace working
miracles within your life, I suggest joining the Church which
you feel most comfortable with. Perhaps a Church you grew up in,
that your family and friends attend.
Remember that for you to truly gain the
maximum benefit from deciding to turn your life over to God -
you have to find a Church you can trust, and then also devote
yourself and tithe to this community you have committed yourself
This is because a Church has the
responsibility of focusing the charity of its members to support
the needs of its congregation. The Bible teaches that the church
is responsible for widows and orphans of its congregation. If
anyone believes that a Church should be poverty stricken, they
are wrong. Moses taught that 11 tribes should give 10% to 1
tribe with the responsibility to meet the spiritual needs of all
the tribes. This left these 11 tribes with 90% and the remaining
tribe with 110%.
Now temper everything I have spoke about
with the two commandments which I feel any Church should support
to be considered legitimate - Love God with all your might and
love your neighbor as thyself.
Then answer this question, "Do they believe
and teach that membership in their Church is required for a
person's salvation?" If they make allowances that salvation may
be found personally but can be greatly enhanced by membership in
their congregation - then it is a path definitely worth
Finding a Church which meets the above
criteria is a great start, but please remember, you are always
responsible for the decisions you make as well as the beliefs
you hold. Ultimately your personal salvation hinges on your
personal faith in the Grace and following the principles which
you personally believe to be true, because not doing so
undermines your faith in the Grace which is required by all who
seek God’s salvation.
P.S. What about the differences between
We all have to
follow what we believe to maintain our personal faith in the
grace, and I believe these are excellent verses which better
explain how to manage our differences in what is necessary
for our individual abilities to properly maintain our
personal faith in the grace.
If you read the
first verse replacing 'weak' with 'perceived to be
weak' you will better understand the rest of the
Him that is
weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful
For one believeth that he may eat all
things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.
Let not him that eateth despise him
that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not
judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.
Who art thou that judgest another
man's servant? to his own master he standeth or
falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able
to make him stand.
One man esteemeth one day above
another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let
every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
He that regardeth the day, regardeth
it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day,
to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth,
eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he
that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and
giveth God thanks.
For none of us liveth to himself, and
no man dieth to himself.
For whether we live, we live unto the
Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord:
whether we live therefore, or die, we are the
For to this end Christ both died, and
rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the
dead and living.
But why dost thou judge thy brother?
or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we
shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
For it is written, As I live, saith
the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every
tongue shall confess to God.
So then every one of us shall give
account of himself to God.
Let us not therefore judge one
another any more: but judge this rather, that no man
put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his
I know, and am persuaded by the Lord
Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but
to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to
him it is unclean.
But if thy brother be grieved with
thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy
not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.
Let not then your good be evil spoken
For the kingdom of God is not meat
and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in
the Holy Ghost.
For he that in these things serveth
Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.
Let us therefore follow after the
things which make for peace, and things wherewith
one may edify another.
For meat destroy not the work of God.
All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that
man who eateth with offence.
It is good neither to eat flesh, nor
to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother
stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
Hast thou faith? have it to thyself
before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself
in that thing which he alloweth.
And he that doubteth is damned if he
eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever
is not of faith is sin.
So let’s more
closely examine what this means.
The things which
we believe to be sinful would be sinful for us to do them…
because it goes against our faith.
The things which
we do not believe are sinful are not sinful for us to do…
but perhaps with further examination we may indeed find them
to be sinful as others may believe them to be.
And one should
not judge the other… but we must recognize that by knowingly
parading the things we do not believe to be sinful in front
of others who do believe it is sinful, is a sin as this may
cause others to question their faith or worse yet pass
judgment and cause division.
Should you be the
cause for somebody to stumble and fall or commit a sin, then
you have sinned too, just as if you see someone doing
something wrong and you do not share that you feel it is
wrong with them, you are just as guilty of the sin as they
As the good word
spreads, its definition of morality and the definition of
what is truly sinful will become known to all. The rest of
the petty differences between us which our faiths may differ
upon are insignificant in the Lords eyes, yet the full
practice of ones faith including that which others may not
believe in, or excluding that which others may believe in,
is how the Lord judges what is sinful for each of us and our
desire and dedication to being good which is really what
this life is all about.
We are all
independent servants of the Lord given a mission to work
together, so we should not allow our petty differences us to
divide us. We should each completely fulfill the necessities
of our individual faiths and treat each other with the love
and understanding we are taught to afford all of our
neighbors… but perhaps with fellow Christians, as special
neighbors who share in our core beliefs and understand the
grand mission placed before all of us as Christians.
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While there are many who denounce tithing and saying that this
requirement was fulfilled by our Lord dying on the cross as he
fulfilled all required by God with his ultimate sacrifice.
There is still much to be done for the love of God and our
neighbors, and the Church or your religious community has much
work it needs to do to support members who may need the help and
of course pursue the missions placed before the church.
The new Testament tells us to give what we cheerfully can
give. The poor in spirit will therefore be able to afford to
cheerfully give much less than those who are rich in spirit,
regardless of how much they actually give.
In giving cheerfully we are allowing the joy which we feel in
the Lord to be expressed as the love we have for our neighbors.
Getting off the subject for a minute. Has it ever been your
turn to say a prayer and you find yourself wondering what you
should thank the Lord for in your prayer? This one is easy...
Thank the Lord for all which truly makes you joyful - it could
be your home, your job, your family, your friends, your Church,
your community, the gifts you and others you care about which
have caused you to truly rejoice.
This is because the Lord wants you to feel great joy and
share that joy with him as well as you know.
Here is a precious jewel which will afford you another of
those great secrets of happiness. Your ability to feel true joy
and happiness is directly proportionate to the joy and happiness
you afford others. Just as your ability to be truly forgiven can
only be achieved by learning how to truly forgive others.
You see, if you can not afford others forgiveness and true
love... you will not believe that the forgiveness and love
afforded you by others is genuine... and love and forgiveness
can only be truly appreciated and enjoyed by those who believe
they are loved and forgiven. They must be accepted to be fully
With these nuggets of truth you can now understand that the
more you love and the more you feel joy, the more you will
cheerfully afford the same to others.
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Years ago, my children asked me what heaven is.
The answer was
simple then. You see, rather than confuse them with ideas of a
gift for Jesus from God for his upcoming marriage to the most
righteous people who ever lived and a vast golden city dropping
from the heavens where God's light shines everywhere. I made it
very simple to understand.
In heaven you will find everything you desire and want most
in life. It could be a park with rolling fields and playgrounds
where you can run and play all day, surrounded by candy shops
and fantastic theme parks with rides and theatres where you
could experience adventurous and fun-filled days forever without
end. It could be a room filled with all of your friends and
loved ones, who can't stop beaming with joy and happiness.
In reality, heaven is never described as a destination for
the righteous in the Old Testament.
Hell is described a couple times in the later books of the Old
Testament as a place of rest for the faithful warriors of God's
chosen people. In the New Testament, hell is described as a enormous room
where one side has access to water and the other side is blazing
hot where tortured souls, thirsty and helpless to do anything
about it, can actually still communicate with blessed souls on
the other side of the room, which includes Abraham.
There is an ascension or a story of a man rising into the
firmament or 'heavens' told about Elijah. There is also the story of
God's promise to David, that he will sit to the right-hand side
of God until all of his enemies become like his foot-stool, but
I believe this describes how King David would have God by his
side so that he could triumph over his enemies in his own
The Old Testament has several passages which speak of a
judgment here on earth and there are a few which might be
interpreted to speak about the idea of of life after death, but
not until the last 5% of the Old Testament do we see a clear
message that there is an afterlife and a judgment where some
will gain everlasting life and some everlasting contempt.
In the New Testament we find that the very first lessons
taught by Jesus (the Beatitudes in Matthew; chapter 5) were
lessons which teach us that all we do here in this lifetime, is
in preparation for our eternal life after we die.
As a Christian believer, the accounting of what heaven is, is
so diverse and obviously beyond our imagination that I told my
children that heaven is exactly what you desire most in life, and as
they grew older I let them know that heaven may not be exactly
what they imagined, but it will still be exactly what they
What you need to understand is this. Imagine heaven is the
most desirable place you could ever imagine being and then
understand that it isn't heaven which changes, but rather what
you desire that changes.
I know God waits with open arms for all of us - ready to
guide us through the next part of his plan. He is eager for us
all to live with him in heaven.
And here is one thing I believe, that you may find strange. I
don't personally believe God judges you, I believe he puts that
terrible responsibility on you in a realm of enlightenment where escaping
truth through deception or lies is impossible.
God will let you know how much he loves you - which will
probably overwhelm even the most faithful of his children, and
he will invite you to join him in the next glorious stage of his
plan - which will instantly become what you desire most. Then he
will ask you if are strong enough and if you personally feel
comfortable or worthy of being in his presence. Nobody will
judge you, but you will have to live with what you have done in
this life to the other enlightened individuals in heaven, and
this burden of shame will be too much for some of us to carry.
(The everlasting contempt which Daniel describes may very well
be your own contempt for yourself when you learn just how
unworthy you truly are.)
Then the Lord in his infinite wisdom and love for us, will allow
those who can not carry this burden of self-loathing and
contempt to leave heaven and no longer be
exposed to his light and their great shame.
Now in the New Testament it states that among
those not able to enter heaven, there will be a great gnashing
of teeth or great anger for or envy of those who are able to
enter heaven. It says these people will be living in a lake of
I believe this may be true as those outside of heaven will
suddenly no longer be in a state of enlightenment and confused
they will no longer understand why they can't be with their
loved ones who now reside in heaven. (I will try to explain this
idea more thoroughly in
Lies We Tell.)
Another note I find interesting is that Jesus told us we will
be seasoned by fire, and that this seasoning is good. It may very
well be that the people cast into this lake of fire will be
seasoned for some greater reason. Maybe to become future
People who don't make it into
heaven might believe themselves to be forever lost and cut off from God's light, and
greatest pain and suffering will be felt by those in heaven who
care most about this person. The person cast out from heaven
will suddenly realize that the greatest pain or suffering they
ever caused others is actually experienced by those people who
love them the most. We can only hope that these poor souls who
led their lives so selfishly on earth are still selfish enough
not to recognize this pain they have caused their loved ones,
which they would have to live with without God's
pure love to help them overcome that great pain and sorrow.
In the Gospels, there is a story of Jesus promising that some
of the disciples would see heaven while they still lived. I am
sure their hopes skyrocketed. This would be conclusive proof
that heaven exists and there would no longer be a need for these
lucky individuals to have to depend solely upon faith. The fact
that they would be able to see heaven without first going
through the death of their physical bodies was a fantastic
True to his word, Jesus took three disciples up a mountain
and opened a doorway to heaven and spoke with Moses and Elijah.
The disciples did not enter heaven at that time and had to
remain in the physical world to complete their lives here, but
here is the proof for Christians everywhere that heaven truly
Heaven is and should always be what you desire most - the
rest will follow.
Heaven and our life after death.
I don't wish to start arguments between true believers.
Rather I will tell you what I have learned and believe about
this all important topic and what it means to us... here in
this lifetime as well as once we pass from this life into
We live in this world which, when God was finished with
its creation, he called it good. There is no better. This is
good and this is how we were meant to live, in this bodily
existence and in our next 'bodily' existence.
In our current lives we are corruptible and we are
mortal. Here, as taught us by our Lord, we suffer the fires
of seasoning and this seasoning is good.
When we die we do not immediately go to heaven, rather we
will begin to live in the Lord... much as those who are in
the Lord in this life have the Lord living through them via
the Holy Spirit.
Then when the second coming of the Lord occurs we will
all be resurrected and be given incorruptible and immortal
bodies which are perfected, even as the Lord was perfected
after his resurrection... and we will be resurrected either
to salvation or judgment.
At this second coming, the Lord will perfect the earth
and bring about heaven on earth in accordance with the new
covenant which began with the resurrection of the Lord as
the first fruit to this resurrection.
After this the ones judged worthy and resurrected to
salvation will become shepherds of this world and indeed all
of creation. There will no longer be any need, and thus
there will no longer be any basis for greed, fear,
hopelessness, hatred or the other negative consequences of
need, and thus the lions shall lay down with the lamb.
In the period between our physical deaths and the
resurrection, we will live in the Lord as the spirit lives
in us now. We will learn about everything and we will
understand completely the master plan which the Lord holds
for us all as he brings about the transition where Gods will
is done and life on earth will be as it is in heaven. This
will prepare us for the judgment to come.
This is the light in which the Lord will judge us. God is
a fair and just God and thus we will understand and agree
with this judgment, and those who understand will actually
be judging themselves and therefore it is our choices made
here and the actions we take here which actually are the
defining factors in this judgment and therefore we actually
judge ourselves here and now in this life.
The next stage, where those who are worthy are allowed to
enter heaven on earth with Jesus, these individuals will be
Gods appointed to bring good to everything on earth and in
the heavens... and this is the grand indicator of what we
are to do as true believers in this lifetime. Let your love
of God translate into the love you have for your neighbors
and do what you can bring about good, on earth as it is in
Freedom of Religion & The Fear of Salvation
The Christian experience requires all those who
believe, that coming to Christ must remain a
personal choice for each and every one of us.
Freedom of religion is not just a nice thing
which non-believers instituted so that they
would not be encumbered, or persecuted by the
All who have been raised in a family -
all of us - have been taught the golden rule and
to treat each other as we would have them treat
us... thus this singular notion where we should
love our neighbors as we love ourselves is not
peculiar to Christians... but it is one of the
base commandments which our Lord taught us from
which all other commandments flow.
Christianity affords mankind the true freedom
of choice. Should you desire salvation and
decide to pursue Christianity, the Lord is
joyously receiving in this regard... but this
choice is and always must be yours to make.
People will go through life and when
presented by the opportunity to come to know the
Lord and his saving grace... their first
instinct is to shy away and be fearful of the
We are all sinners, and to become true
followers we first have to embrace that there
will be a judgment where our every sin will be
counted and measured. This will literally fill
the uninitiated with an insurmountable amount of
fear and absolute terror.
So before being saved we will each go through
the chase. We will run from anything hinting of
a judgment. We will hide from the terrible
truths we know about ourselves and push away all
those who say that salvation is free and easy.
Sure, we are told that we will be forgiven
all of our sins, but we are sure we will have to
pay somehow or some way. After all, we all know
that nothing in life is truly free.
The greatest thing I see take place when
people come to understand the Lord and accept
his forgiveness is outright surprise when they
are met with loving forgiveness rather than
retribution for their sins.
This is when the joy of salvation overcomes
everyone who accepts it.
Freedom from past sins. Acceptance of
ourselves as worthy in the eyes of the Lord.
Such joy will overcome you that you will feel
like a kid again. You too will now understand
what all the excitement that true believers seem
to carry with them everywhere is about. You will
want to share this with everyone you meet.
Once saved, you are now a righteous person...
not because you deserve it... not because you
have been perfect... but because you accepted
the pure gift of love which the Lord freely
offers to all. What a gift... you just want to
tell everyone... only to find them running from
you scared and upset that you see them as a
sinner... regardless of how much you explain to
them that you are not trying to judge them or
make them feel unworthy of Gods love, as they
may believe you are doing.
They will think you are trying to capture
them, contain them and restrict their future...
when in actuality you are trying your best to
share the greatest gift you know of.
They will think... oh no... if I do this then
I will have to go to Church, on Sundays of
course, but then on Wednesday nights, Friday
mornings and sooner or later the Church they
fear will take over their entire lives and this
is much to ask of anyone. They do not understand
that once they have made the Lord the center of
their lives, they will be feeling so great about
the incredible joy it brings them, that they
will want to create as many opportunities as
they can to share this joy with others.
They will believe they will have to give
everything they have worked so hard to
accomplish and achieve to the Church... when in
actuality they will cheerfully give all that
they have once they understand how it all works.
Remember that you do not have to change to
get saved... getting saved will change you. You
will be perfected... but you will not be
perfect. People around you, even in the Church
will still be human and make mistakes and
sometimes even will try to exalt themselves
above others. Some will do this by judging your
participation in the Church compared to their
own. Some will demand that you do certain things
or learn certain things before they fully accept
you. Forgive them, they are human too. Help them
to see how they may be wrong and you may find
that they were closer to the truth than you
thought they were. This comes with
sanctification... but we must always be humble
and realize that even the greatest sinners can
Remember that the people who make up a church
are there to commune with others in the Lord's
name, so do your best to support and edify the
others in your Church and you should get much
more joy out of the experience. The more you
learn, the more you have to share... the more
you have to share, the more you are able to
afford others the same joy and surprise when
they come to the Lord.
EVERY TIME I try to reach you, you do not answer
– and in this day and age I know you know I am
trying, and have decided NOT TO ANSWER.
This is not to be
considered lightly – I mean “Can anyone in this
world be honest?”
I guess you think you can justify this
because you are mad, or shy, or too busy. No you
are not – and prepare yourself…
For now is the time I must do my job, cast
aside my fear of alienating the respect of one
of the best people I know in this world. You!
Your brother, your friend, and a man who now
understands how much he loves you is going to be
brutally honest and tear apart the facades which
you have built to protect yourself from the
terrible truth –
…You are afraid that any steps you take to
save what you have left of your life will injure
the people you love most in life and your
relationships with them.
We must deal with this fear, and you must
remove the core reasons for having this fear.
In the next few days, I pray that the Lord shows
everyone who truly loves you is ready to support
and honor every choice you decide you must make
to get your life back.
Forget about the differences which make you
believe that anyone doesn’t understand you. This
is just a way to avoid an admission to anyone,
including yourself, that you have reached an
impasse on several issues in your life and that
action MUST BE TAKEN. These actions must be
taken to regain your self-respect, your dignity,
your sense of self-worth, as well as your
God-given gift to serve others cheerfully and honorably.
I know your life is a shambles – yet you have
a grace which is so fantastic it can
help you to overcome hurdles that would
literally cripple others who do not have your
You have been tested hard my friend, and even
Lot might tremble with fear at the thought of
taking on your yoke.
YOU have absolutely nothing to be ashamed of!
YOU are a good person who has learned their
limits! Together YOU and I are also very adept
at applying logic to any problem.
It is time to step back from your heart and
let the logic take over.
Carefully plan your next few steps. Consider
the best possible outcome for all concerned, and
make shrewd decisions which will allow you to
return to where you are most comfortable –
walking the path of righteousness with the ones
Irregardless of the love anyone professes to
have for you, TELL them how you feel, TELL them
what you expect from them as a condition for
your future support, and TELL them how they can
help you to achieve your plans for your life and
your personal salvation.
This includes everyone.
The further you allow yourself to be
alienated and misunderstood the further you will
slip into the morose and ill feelings which are
generated by this behavior.
Find a way to cleanse yourself of any guilt,
shame, greed, selfishness or self-pity which
holds you back from doing what is best. Don’t
allow yourself any excuses. Don’t allow yourself
any room for doubt. Don’t succumb to your
natural nature and allow the need or greed of
others to create excuses for you to not do what
is right. Pull in your horns and take
affirmative action now.
Irregardless of how bad it is, you can create
a better and stronger life for yourself. But you
need to act now.
The necessary actions you decide to take in
the very immediate future will dictate the
security, honor and strength you will have for
the rest of your life. Ignoring this call to
action can and will have dire ramifications
which will destroy everything you know and love,
including your own sanity.
You are going to have to make decisions that
others may not understand or agree with. You
will have to take actions which will be horribly
painful for yourself and certain other people in
your life. You will have to apply a level of
discipline which you have not reached ever
before in your life.
You may have to give up a lot of which you
have worked so very hard to obtain in your life
– however unfair it might seem to you. You will
have to perilously walk for a while in complete
uncertainty and this will be very scary.
I am telling you my advice in a very
non-specific way because only you know what
outcome you would like to achieve when this is
over. I can tell you by experience that it is
very hard to make these decisions and I know how
lonely and heart-wrenching this will be for you.
I will be here for you, but let me tell you in
advance that this letter is the most help you
will receive from me during this entire ordeal.
This saddens me as I should have seen your need
earlier and better prepared myself to help you
I have taken all the steps I can over the
past few months to build you the best support
system available through the family of righteous
and caring individuals we are building here to
help you through the precarious period you are
about to enter and I pray with all of my heart
that it helps.
One more thing. You will not find anyone who
truly understands what I am telling you – heck,
I am not truly understanding of the problems you
face and the steps you will have to take. But
know this, everyone in your life will be better
off in the long run – if you take complete
control, stand your ground and do what must be
Your spirit, your mind, your sense of what is
right and wrong may be the only tools you may have
in the coming days – keep a cool mind, refer to
what the spirit tells you is right for everyone
concerned – not just those who you love most –
and the outcome will be far better than you can
possibly imagine at this very dark point in your
life. As the faith grows within you, so does
your understanding of the grace working through
Now is the time for me to step back, and let
you contemplate your navel long enough to figure
out what you must do. Do not assume you already
have this figured out – take some time to
consider everything once again, now that you
have read my letter, as your perspective may be
I love you so much. You still have so much to
offer the world – if only you can get back to a
point where you believe in yourself and God’s
plan for you once again. You do have power, even
when all seems hopeless. You can succeed where
most other people have failed.
And believe it or not, you have been
sanctified and prepared to meet these
Live Strong And Prosper!
As Christians, we believe that in the end times,
only people who have the mark of the beast on the back of their
hands or foreheads will be able to trade in goods or services
and therefore, those who do not have this mark will be denied
the ability to buy food. We are also told that the mark of the
beast is also the number of the beast. Then we are told that the
number of the beast is 666.
Well, this makes it very simple. Don't put the
number 666 on your hand or forehead and you remain unmarked as a
servant of the beast.
But, what will cause God fearing Christians to
justify putting this number on the back of their hands or
foreheads. It will probably be a trick perpetrated upon us which
makes it seem that by placing this number on our hands or
foreheads we are identifying ourselves as followers of Christ.
Well, here is something which will create much
fodder for Christians and non-Christians alike in their clash
for religious supremacy. This one fact will reveal what this
number may truly mean, while illustrating how Christians may be
tricked into allowing themselves to be marked by the Beast.
The resurrection of Christ occurred on a Sunday.
Now count out forty days from Sunday and you will see that both
Christ's sacrifice and his ascension into heaven happened on
Fridays. While you consider this look at the story of Christ's
ascension according to the Gospel of Luke. Christ walked with
his followers as far as Bethany, ascended, and his followers
made their way back to Jerusalem with much joy.
Now think about it, he walked out of town on a
Friday, and the people of his time celebrated the Sabbath on
Saturday, this means they had to get back home before sundown.
(The people of this time considered the day to end at sun down
as the end of the day was when God began to rest after spending
six days to build our universe.) Bethany, is 15 furlongs or
about 2 miles from Jerusalem and if we look at this with common
sense, this places the ascension in the middle of the day on a
Friday, forty days after Jesus was resurrected... or about the
sixth hour of the sixth day of the sixth week after his
resurrection. - Remember time was broke into two twelve hour
cycles in that age, day and night.
Now this isn't the only coincidence concerning
this number and how it relates to our religion, remember that
Solomon in his richest year brought home 666 talents of gold,
but you can see how even a symbol associated with the ascension
of Christ may be construed to be also representative of the
What if the world came to fear other religions.
What if the fear caused us to only trust professed Christians.
What would happen if Christians practiced a ritual which was
peculiar to their religion. What would happen if Christians
decided to mark themselves in some manner to identify themselves
as true believers once they practiced this ritual. What if the
symbol they marked themselves with could be construed to also
represent the ascension of Christ. And finally, what if Christ
actually ascended on the sixth hour of the sixth day in the
sixth week after his resurrection.
I truly believe that true Christians will not
willingly mark themselves in this manner, but I also believe
that we are really going to be surprised by some of the tricks
Satan has in store for us in the coming times. It breaks my
heart to realize that even a symbol recognizing the timing of
the ascension of Christ may be also construed to be the same as
the number of the beast, and all I know to do is to continue to
pray for guidance.
Listen to the non-repentant man to learn the secret to living
a righteous life and becoming worthy of salvation.
I once met a man convicted of murder in the first degree and
here is his story. He was a quiet spoken short guy, probably
5'2" to 5'4" and probably weighed less than 130 pounds. This
demure little man was self-admittedly guilty of a premeditated
murder where he drove a baseball bat completely through the
skulls of two people.
This is his story... a young man in the military who shared a
room with another soldier, he invited his girlfriend over to the
barracks to share some beer with him and his room mate. Every
thing seemed to be going fine until upon returning from going to
the bathroom he found his roommate and his girlfriend kissing.
He immediately cried out and his roommate turned and hit him a
couple times and then threw him out of the room. Locked out,
over the next few minutes his whole world collapsed as he heard
his girl friend's laughter turn into moans of passion when he
remembered his key was on a chain around his neck, but instead
of going directly in, he found a baseball bat first and then
entered the room.
This man went on to explain that he had always been picked on
because of his size and losing the girl he loved most in the
world sent him over the edge.
That day I realized that if I had lived his life and been
presented with that same exact set of circumstances, I may have
reacted the same way that he did. Since then I have
given this more thought and realized that she must not have
really been his girlfriend if she did what she did and that he
was either lying to himself when the incident happened or lied
to me when he told me the story. Now the question was, would I
lie about it like he did if I had done what he did? I realized
that I and everyone I know was guilty of lying to justify our
own actions to some degree.
This story tells us about the term called 'Judge Frame
Reference' and the lies we all tell ourselves and other people to
justify our actions.
Throughout the bible we find that there shall be weeping and
gnashing of teeth from those poor souls who do not make it into
heaven where the righteous reside.
Weeping, I can understand... but a gnashing of teeth
signifies righteous indignation or at least that the poor souls
do not accept their judgment.
I believe the reason for this gnashing of teeth comes from a
great misunderstanding and firm belief by these damned souls
that they should be admitted into heaven. They look around and
find others worse than themselves and say "look, I am better
than this great sinner", then upon seeing those admitted into
heaven they say "look, I am just as good as the people admitted
What does make you worthy of salvation?
It is not the idea that you are just as good as those who are
It is not the idea that you feel you can be better than those
who you feel are not as righteous as they should be...
It is the realization that you are just as bad as the worst
of us sinners. With this realization comes an understanding of
everyone else regarding their sin and capacity for sin
regardless of what they have done.
It is the realization that we are as bad as the worst sinner
and if it weren't for the grace of God you may very well have
been left with far less to rejoice about and far more to repent
from in your life.
Once we understand that we are no better than anyone else and that each of us hides behind a web of lies to justify
our claim to righteousness, then we become worthy of salvation.
For only then can we truly forgive and love others,... only
then can we truly appreciate the awesome amount of love God must
have for us,... to be able to forgive us... the very worst of
sinners,... only then can we feel true love for God,... and only
then can the true love of God motivate you to live a righteous
life worthy of salvation.
God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it
is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and
mightest overcome when thou art judged. Romans 3:4
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you
free. John 8:32
In the Bible there is a great portion devoted to describing
what charity truly is and how we can recognize it. - see
To better understand what charity is in the context of these
passages... we have to understand that the charity spoke of here
is the love you have for the Lord being expressed as love for
These passages say much about righteous works and that they hold
absolutely no value unless they are done with charity - or as
expressions of love for the Lord expressed as love for our
neighbor... and one of the greatest indicators that an act was
completed in charity is that they are not performed or exhorted
in a prideful manner. In other words these passage really say
that acts done in the name of love are valueless unless they are
completely done out of a true love for our neighbor which has
sprung from the love we have for our Lord.
If you are boastful of what great deeds you have done or gifts
the Lord has conveyed upon you, then these deeds or gifts are
meaningless to the Lord. If you have done much in the name of
the Lord and your professed love for someone, and you proudly
display what you have done for others to see or know about...
then you really have not performed true acts of charity and
these acts are not actually acts completed as expressions of
love for your neighbor drawn from the love which you have for
Well let's think about this for a spell. If people who are more
humble can better understand and practice charity, or love for
their neighbors as derived from their love for the Lord... then
the truly humble, can better implement the two commandments from
which all other commandments flow - that being Love God with all
your might and love your neighbor as you would yourself.
This being true you can see that when heaven comes to earth and
the judgment of the resurrected has taken place, then those who
best understood the true love we should express for one another
and that all should be done as love for the Lord will indeed
inherit the earth.
This is indeed a narrowing of the path of righteousness, but our
understanding offers us an opportunity to better understand and
therefore meet the commandments as set forth by the Lord.
The remainder of this chapter in Corinthians illustrates that a
person should hold 'Faith, Hope and Charity' of utmost
importance in the ways we lead our lives and attempt to draw
closer to the mission as set forth for us as true Christians...
but it goes on to say that while Faith and Hope will pass away
after this life and be replaced by knowledge and certainty...
our acts completed in charity, or our love for the Lord being
expressed as love for our neighbors, shall live on and be
perfected in heaven and therefore carries much more importance
in our immediate mission here on earth.
Then there are two oft-quoted verses in this same chapter which
when taken out of context mean something completely different
than what they were written to convey to us as Christians.
First - 'When I became a man, I put away childish things.' -
This is often told to young adults to get them to grow up and be
more mature... but this short passage tells of the difference of
understanding we will have once we go to heaven compared to what
we currently believe about the Lord and his majestic plan. Once
we grow up - or get to heaven, we will see how foolish some of
our beliefs were and we will put away these childish things.
Second - 'For now we see through a glass, darkly' - This refers
to the fact that what we believe about the Lord and his plan for
us is shaded by our own beliefs and desires... regardless of who
we are... and that once we reach the state of enlightenment in
heaven and are 'face to face' with the realities of the Lords
plan, we will see clearly what the truth is... and more
importantly, who we are, will be clearly understood.
Now the question is. Do we do the things we do in the name of
love as a way to prop ourselves up or are these acts actually
expressions of true love, or our love for the Lord expressed as
love for our neighbor.
...And this is how and why the meek, who truly love and express
it correctly, will indeed inherit the earth as taught to us by
Malachi 1:11 For from the rising of the sun even unto the
going down of the same my name shall be great among the
in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure
offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith
the Lord of hosts.
All I know for sure is this... If the Bible is correct, we
are a lot closer to the end times than we have ever been before.
I love the Bible and the many fantastic lessons which I have
learned from it's pages. One of my favorite books is Malachi,
for I believe it tells us a lot about the end times.
We are taught as Christians that when Jesus came he set the
father against the children as those of the Christian faith drew
away from the faith of their Fathers.
The book Malachi ends with a message that there will be a
"great and dreadful day of the Lord" which I consider to mean
the end times.
It also tells us that he will first send Elijah the prophet
and he shall turn the hearts of the Fathers to the children. I
believe this describes the coming together of faiths. Then the
final verse finishes with the threat of a smiting of the earth
with a curse if this isn't done.
I also believe that every religion will fight tooth and nail
to make sure this does not happen. This is because of the faith
factor. As a Christian I must "believe" with all of my heart and
soul that Jesus is my key to salvation... (I absolutely do!)...
but to bring faiths together, there must either be one path to
salvation which we all come to accept and believe... or we must
accept that there are separate paths to salvation for different
people... or as I am coming to understand may be the greater
truth... there may be one way to salvation which we as followers
of different faiths have come to perceive in different fashions
due to the culture and needs of people in different parts of the
earth shaping our individual understanding of God and thus our
perceptions about the
path to salvation.
If you live in India, a land of great droughts, you do not
kill the living font of milk, butter and cheese.
If you live in a coastal community you eat the fish when it
comes in fresh on the boats which return on Friday.
If you find that eating meat from animals with split hooves
can make you very sick, you stop eating them.
The lessons we learn can become part of our culture and even
our religion, and who is to say that these lessons were not
inspired by God in his infinite love for us and desire to
Who can honestly say that God stopped communicating with us
at any particular time and that Christianity as we know it has
not enjoyed active participation by our Lord since Jesus was
with us 2000 years ago.
Our prophets, Daniel, Ezekiel, David, Moses, and so on, each
was a man chosen by our Lord to deliver messages to us on his
behalf which helped us to understand our relationship to God as
well as how to best lead our lives and meet our needs here on
earth. I believe that other messengers 'may' have been selected
by our Lord to speak with other people in the world about how to
best meet their needs in their environment.
I also believe that the Lord does not communicate with us in
a written form. The Lord's powers are limitless and I believe
that when he communicates with messengers he does it with a pure
imparting of knowledge and ability to convey that message to
When the ideas conveyed by these messengers were recorded
they must have been told from the perspective of the person
telling the story and in a manner which could be best understood
by the recipients of those messages.
I believe in absolute truths and that many of these are self
evident at the core of every religion, sect or faith which holds
any merit as being legitimate. These absolute truths include the
fact that there is an ultimate power which we all owe our
existence to, and the golden rule holds true everywhere... "Do
unto others as you would have them do unto you."
While I understand the possibility of the validity of other
religions and that followers of these other faiths may have a
true path to God as they understand him. I can only speak from a
view point of a Christian and tell you that I personally believe
that Jesus is my only true path to salvation.
If in the end times, different faiths will be brought
together then shouldn't we as true "believers" try to understand
how this might be achieved.
As Christians, how can we possibly open ourselves to the idea
that other paths to salvation may exist while maintaining our
absolute faith that our personal path to salvation is the only
path to salvation available as Jesus taught us.
Perhaps we should only consider the Jewish and Christian
religions in this equation. Perhaps it only foretells of the
coming together of the many factions of Judaism or Christianity. I don't
And this is where I will begin my story... I didn't know... I
wanted to know, I wanted to understand, I wanted to believe...
Where are the answers? To which questions? What do I teach my
children... And how can I be sure...
I finally came up with answers, and I know now that God wants
me to share them with as many people as I can. I know that I
don't have all of the answers... but the Lord has tempered this
ignorance with ways to share this information in a whole new
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Last night I prayed hard for an answer to what my personal mission is and
what special role I can personally assume to do the Lord's work...
And the answer came to me...
The personal mission which the Lord would have me do... is not a personal
mission at all... but rather it is a group mission... a mission to be shared by
all of God's children!
We are to teach others that the Lord's forgiveness is true... that true
Christians must know and truly believe they are forgiven before they can
understand the full power of our Lord and how greatly he loves us.
Only upon realizing this can we truly be set free from our sins and the great
guilt which comes with it. Only upon believing we are forgiven will we be able
to truly accept the Lord fully and love the Lord and all of his children. Only
upon believing this can you allow the Lord to work his miracles through you to
the greatest degree... and only upon being forgiven and truly believing you are
forgiven can you know how to forgive others and make them understand they are
For only with the undeniable belief that you are forgiven will you truly be
free to love God, change your ways and begin to walk on the path of
righteousness with great purpose and then share your increased, very real and
true love for the Lord and all the people in your life.
The Lord doesn't want you to spend any more time feeling guilty and beating
yourself up for what you may do wrong... rather he needs you to truly believe you
are forgiven and change your ways accordingly so you can join me in our group
mission to get every one on board with this great mission by truly believing in
the forgiveness of the Lord for all they have done wrong.
The more we help others to realize their part in this grand mission placed
before us all as true Christians... the more we will all come together and begin
living our lives as we are meant to... as powerful proponents of the Christian
faith... doing all we can to do God's will and setting all of his children free
from the shackles of sin and the great shame which comes with it.
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I don't know how it works for other faiths, but I know true belief and
dedication are essential while I truly believe the necessary principles of true
paths to salvation remain wholly consistent with the ideas I present here
concerning true Christianity. Should all recognized faiths believe that the love
of God and neighbor are central to all of God's commandments, and should all
recognized faiths believe that this life is in preparation of the next life
which will be good, then the personal paths we each take should represent our
understanding and true desire for good to be shared with all we know and make
ourselves known to.
Having said that... I know of a true path to salvation which is free to all
people, and that this path has been well documented for thousands of years
culminating in the Son of God dying on the cross for your sins, should you
decide you would like to follow and believe in him. Even better, he was
resurrected and brought about the new covenant where his spirit may live through
you, your spirit will live through him and upon his return we will all be
resurrected to salvation or judgment and those raised to salvation and judged
worthy will be made whole and incorruptible to live here forevermore in heaven
on earth as shepherds of God's glorious creation .
The mission for all of us as true believers is to bring our faith to others to
create churches everywhere - '...as the waters cover the seas'. True Christians
are the conduit for the spirit of Jesus and as he taught us about 'where ever
two or more are gathered in my name', whenever you as a true Christian who
allows the spirit to work through you, speaks to another in his name, you bring
Jesus with you.
Our mission includes living a good life - or doing the best we can, but also
includes creating a good life for all we know and may effect - or try the best
Acts of omission, are sins too. This means that if you know of something bad and
don't do what you can to help - you are sinning, and true Christians know the
time it becomes a sin is as soon as they realize they may be able to help.
True Christianity comes with a much stricter set of rules than any other faith,
yet is so simple to understand. Be good... do good... let the spirit fill and
guide you... love God... love your neighbor... love your enemy... love, build
and foster community... give cheerfully to the missions of your faith... protect
those you love... carry the faith of a child... and always fiercely believe in
the love of God which affords you the great forgiveness and gifts which come
with salvation and a sharing in the new covenant with Jesus Christ.
Remember you don't have to change to get saved, getting saved will change
you... and salvation means your work in the Lords name starts here in this life
where the spirit of Jesus may work through you as practice to best live in Jesus
when the time comes, and ultimately to be perfected with Jesus here in heaven on
earth. Your desire for salvation means your mission for good starts now and will
grow as you grow and allow the good that is the spirit of the Lord to fill and
May you always keep a strong 'Faith in the Grace' and be blessed by all it
offers to us all, while we all learn to come together in our combined mission to
make this world good... 'on earth as it is in heaven'.
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I am still confused too, but here is what I believe inspired my
calling, this website and these lessons.
1. The Lord's message is simple and
Love and all that goes with it - understanding, forgiveness, charity,
support, interest and faith - is the guiding principle which we should all
lead our lives by.
I believe this means we should abhor and abstain from any practices which
are in conflict with this guiding principle of love.
2. The awareness of our grace is what we need.
The ability to feel the Lord's grace working within your life is equal to
the amount of faith you have in the Lord's ability or willingness to pass
his grace through you.
Through the awareness of this grace working within your life comes peace
of mind, serenity and a better understanding of what love is and how we can
better use it as our guiding principle and offer it cheerfully to all we
know and meet.
3. Church and community is necessary and good!
Individually we are selfish and prideful. The power of community can help
us to enrich our lives through the faith of others, thus empowering the
grace which works through each us, while affording us moral and ethical
principles which must meet the standards and ideals of the community as a
A church or religious community also allows for a greater focus and
management of our combined charity and other good works which we may be
called to complete.
In closing, I would like to impart to you a lesson I learned while attempting
to meet this calling.
In searching for answers I have met true believers who seldom find a need to
research the Bible, but fiercely believe in the Lord and his saving grace. I
have also met true believers who have unwavering faith and are dedicated
researchers of scriptural teachings.
I have learned much from both and I hope to keep both an unshakable faith as
well as an unquenchable thirst for a better understanding of the Lord and his
The lesson I have learned is that understanding and applying the Lord's
teachings are two different things and that apathy (or not caring) and
over-analysis can be equally destructive forces.
If you believe in the Lord and his teachings, that is a great starting point,
but just like not believing, it can lead to judging others too harshly and other destructive behavior which may
eventually compromise the core values of what all of the Lord's teachings center
upon, that being love - love for God and love for everyone else in this world.
Just as when you desire anything
so greatly that ‘you would almost do anything to gain it’, salvation can cause
even the most faithful to overstep their roles in the missions they undertake.
They will find ways to force the word upon others. They will judge others
un-necessarily and oft-times even out of the best intentions cause others to
stop listening and cut themselves off from any opportunity to be saved and join
the Christian family.
My work with the
message at ‘Faith In The Grace’ is to make the complex, simple to understand,
and to cover the basics which I feel every Christian should consider. It is
meant to convey the awesome responsibility which true Christians have, as our
faith demands much more of us that anyone would initially assume. It is meant
to bring more people to Christ and have more of them take their spirituality
seriously… and then of course eventually have far more Christians reaching out
to spread the word and help save others while all legitimate Christian churches,
and the missions they undertake in the name of the Lord benefit from what I
My mission is
truly non-denominational. I am of the belief that many Christian churches are
legitimate and that people should understand what it takes for a church to be
legitimately Christian. I am not interested in starting a new Church… rather I
press people of all faiths to understand that their personal spirituality is
their personal responsibility. That their beliefs must be firm in their personal
choice of faith they follow… and being true to what you believe while affording
your neighbors the ability to choose their own path to salvation without being
judged by men are the truest tests for each of us as Christians.
Now love for
your neighbor also includes sharing the gift of salvation as you understand it,
so there is still an awesome mission for each of us as Christians. Love
sometimes means disagreeing with people who you feel are doing wrong and doing
your best to set them straight. Love also means that we must sometimes choose a
side and yet have compassion for those who are against you.
But as Jesus
told us… ‘If they are not against us… they are for us’.
a great balancing act… love and protect your neighbor but still have love for
those against them. Don’t go too far down one path as that will cause you to
fail elsewhere. You must keep your eyes open and do the best you can for
everyone around you. You must know when love requires an embrace or when love
requires you to scold. You must endure all and forgive all. You must strive to
always be perfect, but you can not pride yourself in your perfection. You must
make your faith the center of your life and share this belief with all around
you, yet you should never judge others or give them reason for feeling
oppressed. You must repent from all that you feel is unholy, yet not judge
others who do not agree with you that something is unholy. You must do all that
you think is required to be holy yet not judge others who do not do these things
because they do not believe they are required to be holy. We must reach out to
all people in the name of the Lord, yet we must not be yoked with non-believers.
Unlike the Jews
before us where the rules were all written down, we must adhere to what we feel
is right and wrong about all things and do that which we believe most closely
matches the commandments to Love God with all our might and to love our
neighbors (and our enemies) as we love ourselves.
Yes I believe
that once a person becomes born of the spirit they become clean and their spirit
is indeed white as snow… but being human causes us to keep a constant awareness
of our faith, how we live it and how we share it… while we must realize that
getting saved is just the beginning of our personal mission.
May God bless you in all that you do.
With much love from your brother in Christ,
Michael Jay Wilson Sr.
A Letter To An Inspirational
are glorious in so many ways… The Lord is truly producing great works through
you and I am truly blessed by the great love you have for the Lord being
expressed as love for me… and all those you share these testimonies with. I feel
as if what you sent me lately was meant to speak directly to my soul.
I have always
believed I have done my best to be as humble as I can be… but these past couple
of weeks have brought me straight to my knees before the Lord. I am prideful,
arrogant and lately, again and again, I have been severely slapped with this
These past few
weeks I have been hammered over and over again where I feel a message from the
Lord is trying its best to get me to realize how wrong I am in almost everything
I do. I also feel the Lord is telling me that I still have many missions to
complete for him… and in this light, in just this past week, I have finally
completed my work which I allowed to remain unfinished until now. I have also
completely revised my testimonies within the work I feel the Lord has called me
to complete… perhaps the Lord held me back from finishing this work until I more
fully understood the mission before me… or perhaps I dropped the ball for a
In any case…
many times, throughout this mission I have often doubted myself… and felt like
it was too heavy for me to carry… but you, and your Dad, have continued to bring
me great hope and a strengthening of my faith… and you awoke in me the
realization that this mission is not about me, where I have room to doubt
myself, this mission is about our Lord Jesus Christ and glorifying his name… and
in this light, my doubts hold no ground and my faith in doing what the Lord
would have me do is undeniable.
are personal, I have had revelations which were just as undeniable… one of the
greatest of these events happened when I was straying from the path years ago. I
slipped back into my old ways and as I was partying and enjoying myself… just
before I met you and your Dad… a momentary glimpse of my afterlife changed
everything… in this momentary glimpse I saw what only could be described as a
cold grey wall where I was lost in the nothingness. I instantly knew what it was
and what it represented. This cold grey nothingness was where I would wind up if
I did not change my ways… and as this vision faded a fantastic thing happened. I
instantly understood that the Lord had set before me a great mission which I was
A couple nights
later I had a dream where I met with a man who was the embodiment of love… he
was clean cut, and although I can not remember what he was wearing, I remember
thinking how elegant his attire was. He seemed to be well tanned and appeared to
be pleased with everyone… but as I was drawn closer, as he invited me to
approach him, I saw and felt the love he had for me radiating from all about
him... and as I drew nearer, I realized that his bronzed skin was actually like
clay, and as my eyes focused on his skin closer and closer where I saw people
living in the clay hard at work, each shaping the clay around them... and
I immediately realized that this was indeed our Lord… and this realization
literally brought me awake with a start. But the vision still remains crystal
clear in my mind to this day and I know for a fact that this was much more than
a dream, even though the most I could remember from the encounter was the
grandness of it all and how awed I was by the experience.
Then a few days
later, you contacted me and asked me to meet with your Dad… where he told me he
felt compelled by the Lord to work with me. Talk about how things work out in
the name of our Lord.
Of course I
agreed with your Dad and took any opportunity to work with him as the message
was clear. We were meant to come together and do great works for the Lord.
I did not tell
your Dad about these incredible visions and the all too obvious ways the Lord
had brought us together. I had seen the emptiness of existence without the Lord,
and met with Jesus himself and I knew this would be a little hard for anyone to
accept. In another vision… I was sitting and staring at a blank white wall and
praying to the Lord, perhaps harder than I ever had… and before the wall, a
vision came to me which only could be described as a face in a cloud. Now this
was a face of pure love and I knew for a certain that it was good… I wish I had
a better way to describe this experience. No words were spoken… but a feeling
came over me where I understood that all of the pain and torture I was going
though and would go through would be necessary if I were to be able to meet the
I have never
shared this with anyone other than my wife… and I have never been compelled to
tell anyone of these experiences and indeed I knew somehow that they were not to
be shared as this would change my ability to complete my mission.
Now just as the
events of the past few weeks have triggered the completion of my work, your
amazing messages have not only helped me to hold true to this path but have
caused me to understand that it is time to share my visions with you and offer
you a better explanation of my full relationship with you and your family. I
believe that I am being guided in this fashion to bring about a revelation which
will tell me the next step in my mission.
Up to this point
I have been very cautionary in letting anyone see the great spiritual shift I
have been undertaking… one, because I did not experience them all at once and as
I have grown in understanding of this mission as I have grown in understanding
of the message… two because I felt that I was to be an island unto the Lord for
a time, so that I could better convey the message given to me for people who are
still searching for answers, and that it is time for all Christians, and perhaps
all people of faith, every where, to be brought together in a singular mission
to fulfill the second covenant which began with the resurrection of our Lord.
Now these are
the only visions I have had which I knew to be inspired. Perhaps I had more
earlier, but I could not recognize them for what they were. I do not speak in
tongues, and occasionally I will write some thing which I feel has been
inspired, but other than an occasional miracle… some of which would literally
blow your mind… I do not feel I am overly enlightened in any manner… rather the
opposite is true. I see in my self many bad decisions and the more I grow in the
Lord the better I understand my responsibility for these sins, my need for the
Lord’s intercession on my behalf and how grand this gift of grace afforded me
truly is. This also entails the taking of a personal mission for the Lord to
right the wrongs I have done and doing my part in the combined mission we all
have as children of God… to right all wrongs as the Lord would have us do on
earth as it is in heaven in order to best show love for God and our neighbors,
all of them.
For this reason,
I am sharing with you the complete story of my interest in serving your Dad as
best I could, as his faith in me has inspired my faith in Christ and the
fulfillment of my mission – or should I say allowed for there to now be a
commencement of my mission. Your combined wisdom has not only inspired me but
has greatly helped shape my beliefs and how best to convey them to others. Thus
I am sharing the fruit of my labor in my inspired attempt to complete this
mission, with the awesome realization that my mission has really just begun.
Thank you for
all you have done and all that we will do in the name of our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ. May our missions not stray and may the light of Jesus, and the
good which comes with it, shine everywhere and that the name of our Lord will
soon become as the waters on the sea.
Your brother in