Blessings to you, the readers of this page, in Jesus Christ our Lord. May He guide you and protect you always.
A VERY POWERFUL PRAYER, GIVING YOURSELF TO JESUS If you want to do this now, here are the words you can use: Of course, you must agree with these words and say them sincerely, from your heart. Be consciously aware that you are seeking Him, trying and intending to speak directly to Him. Don't say these words to Him unless you mean them. "Lord Jesus, I give myself to You, for You to be my only Lord and Master. I renounce and repudiate all other loyalties, and I desire no other Lord but You. Please come into me and take control of my life. Mold me to Your will and to Your use. I ask that You drive out all other spirits which conflict with You in any way. I want to belong only to You, to be subject only to You. I make this prayer to You, in Your name, the name of Jesus. Amen." These words have been tested in real life, and they DO WORK! If you truly mean these words sincerely, you will not need to repeat them very many times before you will have a dramatic reaction! The Lord Jesus WILL accept you, and He will enter into you and take control of your life. Get ready, for it will happen to you! "Seek, and ye shall find; ask, and ye shall receive." (Paraphrase of Matthew 7:7, Luke 11:9, Jesus speaking) Rev. Bill McGinnis http://ChristianDisciples.net
MATTHEW 7:24-27 (KJV) _____________________________________________________________ 24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. _____________________________________________________________ LUKE 6:47-49 (KJV) 47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: 48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. 49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great. _____________________________________________________________ Matthew 24:35 (KJV) Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. Mark 8:38 (KJV) Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. Mark 13:31 (KJV) Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. Luke 9:26 (KJV) For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels. John 15:7 (KJV) If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.Therefore, we obey the words of Jesus, Himself, first. And we follow the other words in the Bible as the Holy Spirit leads us. For Jesus assures us that the Holy Spirit will guide us in all things.
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. John 6:63 (KJV) But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. John 14:26 (KJV) Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. John 16:13 (KJV)
So in your Bibles, read the words of Jesus first. Give them the very highest priority. They are the words usually printed in red. "Read the red words first!" Then build everything else upon the strong foundation of the words of Jesus Christ, our Lord, Himself.
Blessings to you!
Link to beautiful hymn, "Abide With Me," words and MIDI music. (Public Domain)
SUGGESTION: Take the time right now to read Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John (which contain almost all of the known words spoken by Jesus to His disciples, in context). If you haven't already discovered the King James Bible Clarified New Testament , now is a good time to do so. You can read it or download it it from HERE! For now, please suspend all questions and doubts. Simply take in the entirity of what He says. After you have once absorbed it all into yourself, it will work within you, and it will all make more sense to you. So for now, just take in His words, without trying to judge them.
ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR PERSONAL LORD AND SAVIOUR
First, you accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. You turn your entire life over to Him, and you agree to follow Him as He leads you. You need to speak these things directly to Jesus with your lips, not just think them in your mind. At this point, you are a Christian, and you are "saved." (See John 3:16, Romans 10:9)
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16 (KJV) "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." Romans 10:9 (KJV)To find out about Jesus, I recommend the "Introduction To Jesus," located at http://www.loveallpeople.org/lukekjc.txt
For more complete information, you can down load the "King James Bible Clarified New Testament" at http://www.loveallpeople.org/kjcnt11.txt
And to search the entire Bible in multiple versions, there is no better place than http://biblegateway.com
RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT
Then, you ask Jesus to fill you completely with His Holy Spirit, saturating your entire being with Himself. He will do this, and when He does, you are "born again." Being "born again" means that you have received the gift of the Holy Spirit, which has now taken over your life. Your old life is over; your new life is here. You will know it when this happens. (See John 20:22; John 3:7; 1 Peter 1:23)
"And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:" John 20:22 (KJV) "Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again." John 3:7 (KJV) "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever." 1 Peter 1:23 (KJV)This prayer will help you accomplish these critical two first steps.
A VERY POWERFUL PRAYER, GIVING YOURSELF TO JESUS If you want to do this now, here are the words you can use: Of course, you must agree with these words and say them sincerely, from your heart. Be consciously aware that you are seeking Him, trying and intending to speak directly to Him. Don't say these words to Him unless you mean them. "Lord Jesus, I give myself to You, for You to be my only Lord and Master. I renounce and repudiate all other loyalties, and I desire no other Lord but You. Please come into me and take control of my life. Mold me to Your will and to Your use. I ask that You drive out all other spirits which conflict with You in any way. I want to belong only to You, to be subject only to You. I make this prayer to You, in Your name, the name of Jesus. Amen." These words have been tested in real life, and they DO WORK! If you truly mean these words sincerely, you will not need to repeat them very many times before you will have a dramatic reaction! The Lord Jesus WILL accept you, and He will enter into you and take control of your life. Get ready, for it will happen to you! "Seek, and ye shall find; ask, and ye shall receive." Rev. Bill McGinnis http://ChristianDisciples.netREPENT AND FORGIVE
Once the Holy Spirit is within you, He will let you see your previous sins clearly, so you can repent of them. You will be ashamed of them, and glad to get rid of them. As you repent of them and turn away from them, He will forgive you of each one. At the same time, He will ask you to forgive everyone who has ever harmed you in any way. These two things always go together: He forgives you as you forgive others. (See Luke 13:5, Matthew 6:14-15)
"I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." Luke 13:5 (KJV) "For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." Matthew 6:14-15 (KJV)
Finally, you should to be baptized by immersion in water by a minister of God called for this purpose. This completes the process of becoming a Christian in the Biblical manner. (See Matthew 28:19)
"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:" Matthew 28:19 (KJV)
Now you are a Born-Again, Baptized, Biblical Christian.
In order to become "full-time" and "Spirit-filled," you need to do these two additional things:
PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
This means just what it says: pray all the time. Keep up a continuous dialogue with your Lord Jesus Christ. You want Him to be with you all the time, in everything you do. So keep in touch with Him all the time. Be a "full-time" Christian!
"Pray without ceasing." 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (KJV)DESIRE THE HOLY SPIRIT TO BE STRONG IN YOU, AND DO NOT QUENCH HIM
The intensity of the Holy Spirit within you will rise and fall, depending on conditions: sometimes stronger, sometimes weaker. Strong is much better, so you need to ask the Lord Jesus to keep Himself strong in you. And try not to quench the Holy Spirit by thinking or acting in ways which tend to drive Him away from from you. (See Matthew 7:7, John 14:14, 1 Thessalonians 5:19)
"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened. " Matthew 7:7 (KJV) "If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it." John 14:14 (KJV) "Quench not the Spirit." 1 Thessalonians 5:19WHAT DIFFERENCES WILL YOU NOTICE?
First, your dominant emotion will immediately become love for all people. You will be at peace with God and the Universe. Nothing will bother you. You have Jesus: He has you. Everything else is secondary.
"And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 (KJV)Other people will notice differences, too. The Apostle Paul prepared a list of characteristics of the old life in the flesh vs. the new life in Jesus:
Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:19-23 (NASB)To see the same passage in other Bible versions, please go to http://biblegateway.com/ and then enter Galatians 5:19-23 in the top left box, and choose the Bible version(s) you want to see in the next box below. Then press the SEARCH button.
THE NEXT STEP IS TO GO TO WORK FOR HIM! This makes you a Christian Disciple rather than just a Christian.
After His original disciples had learned enough about Him and had received the Holy Spirit (as you have now done), Jesus put them to work! Now they weren't just students of His, but trained workers for Him!
And He called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all the demons and to heal diseases. And He sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to perform healing. Luke 9:1-2 (NASB)After this, He apponted seventy others to do the same thing.
Now after this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them in pairs ahead of Him to every city and place where He Himself was going to come. Luke 10:1 (NASB) The seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name." Luke 10:17 (NASB)After Jesus had risen from the dead, He he commissioned His original disciples to go into the world and make new disciples, who were then going to have the same authority and responsibility as the original disciples had been given.
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Matthew 28:18-20 (KJV)In particular, He expected the new disciples to have many supernatural powers, including power over unclean spirits.
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. Mark 16:15-18 (KJV)FOR MORE ABOUT OUR POWER OVER UNCLEAN SPIRITS, please see this information about Deliverance From Demons.
Matthew 28:18-20 (KJV) 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Please also see The Four Spiritual Laws.
Please also see The Resurrection Of Jesus Christ.
Blessings to you. May God help us all.
Rev. Bill McGinnis, Director - LoveAllPeople.org
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