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True Wisdom

True wisdom fears and respects God almighty.

True wisdom fears and respects God almighty.

Men of Wisdom Conference

I was invited to be a guest speaker at a recent evangelistic meeting, “Men of Wisdom,” featuring various pastors and Bible teachers. Here is the message I preached, where lives were impacted and souls were saved, for the glory of God.

– Pastor Luis Yosefus

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What is true wisdom?

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom…” – Psalms 111:10

A truly wise man or woman, regardless of their education or lack thereof, no matter if they’re rich or poor, can be wise because they fear and respect God. It is true that God is a god of love, but He is also a god of judgment.  Therefore, we always need to live our lives mindful of this fact. Because we are sinful people who, knowingly or unknowingly, commit sin every day of our lives, we need to make sure that we confess our sins daily and be cleansed by the precious blood of Jesus.

Who is a foolish person?

A foolish person says there is no God, and no sin, and no judgment day. They reject the grace of God and His free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. But although they are in denial,  and have allowed Satan to blind them to the reality of God, they will one day stand before almighty God at the Great White Throne Judgment.

And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. “ – Revelation 20:11-15

Either you name will be found written in the Book of Life – where your sins have been atoned for by the blood of Jesus on the cross, or your name will be written in the Book of Death and Judgment. In these books of judgment, God has kept a very detailed record of your life. Every evil word you have spoken, every wicked deed you have committed, and every shameful thought that has crossed your mind will be listed there. No one whose names appear in the Books of Death and Judgment will escape the wrath of God. They will be cast into the Lake of Fire for eternity.

In which book is your name written?

Is your name written in the Book of Life, or the Book of Judgment? If your name is written in the Book of Life you don’t need to fear God’s judgment anymore. All those who have their names written in the Book of Life will be saved by grace through faith. They will not be judged by their works, but by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His imputed righteousness. They have been forgiven of all their sins and cleansed by His blood. God will never remember their sins again!

Romans 8:1-2 assures us that “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus…For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made us free from the law of sin and death.”

We are saved by grace through faith, not of our own works, lest anyone should boast (Ephesians 2:8-9).

No matter what type of life you’ve lived in the past, no matter what sins you have committed, your name can be written in the Lamb’s Book of Life today – if you repent and receive Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord. That is the greatest and wisest decision you can ever make. Unfortunately, too many people are fools to the very end of their lives. They never believe, and never repent, and they reject God’s free gift of salvation.

I admonish you today, to become the wisest person in the world, and receive Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord. Be saved before it’s too late!

2 Corinthians 6:2, in the New Living Translation reads, For God says, “At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.” Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation.”

Today is the day of salvation…Won’t you receive Jesus right now?

Bow your head and pray this prayer out loud, and mean it with all your heart:

“Dear Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God who died on the cross for my sins. I ask you to forgive me of my sins and become the Savior and Lord of my life. Amen.”

If you just prayed this prayer, write us and let us know so we can rejoice with you!

–         Pastor Luis Yosephus

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Ignorance Is Not Bliss

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him [Jesus] and given Him a name [rank, authority and power] which is above every other name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and that every tongue [willingly or unwillingly] confess that Jesus the Messiah is Lord, to the glory [pleasure and magnification] of God the Father.” – Philippians 3:9-11 (JCV)

TODAY’S COMMENTARY

A common proverb states, “Ignorance is bliss”, or in other words, what you don’t know won’t hurt you. But not when it comes to the things of God. If fact, God once declared, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6)

One day every person that has ever lived will stand before our Creator to give account of his or her lives at the Great White Throne Judgment (Revelation 20:11-15). Those who’s names are found written in the Book of Life will be rewarded with eternal life with God in happiness and bliss. On the other hand, those who’s names are not found in His book will spend an eternity in torment separated from God forever. Among other things, they will be guilty of rejecting God’s lovingkindness and saving grace through His Son Jesus the Messiah.

No one will be able to use the excuse, “I never knew.”

They will not be able to stand before God and claim ignorance — that they never knew the gospel or had opportunity to accept God’s free gift of salvation. They will not be able to justify themselves and declare, “So sorry, God, pardon my lack of knowledge; I wasn’t aware that Jesus sacrificed Himself for my sins, therefore I shouldn’t be condemned. You’re not being fair.”

On the contrary, God is always fair and just in everything that He does. For thousands of years He has been calling mankind to repentance, and to accept the saving gospel of Jesus, His anointed one. No one who refuses to accept His salvation will be acquitted as a result of pleading ignorance.

The question is not, “Should I pretend to be ignorant and take my chances with God later on?”. The question you should be asking yourself is, “While I still have opportunity, shouldn’t I receive Jesus as my Savior and Lord today?” There is no neutral ground with God, you are either for Jesus, or against Jesus (Matthew 12:30). You’re either serving God, or you’re serving the devil by default.

Every knee shall bow.

Philippians 3:9-11 tells us that, one-day, everyone is going to bow before Jesus – both the righteous as well as the condemned. You can willingly confess that He is LORD today, or you can unwillingly confess Him as Lord tomorrow – when it will be too late. In the later days, everyone will have to submit to King Jesus when He returns. Every knee will have to bow, and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

 –         Luis Yosefus

PRAYER

Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you for your free gift of salvation through your Son Jesus the Messiah. Please forgive me of my sins. I willingly confess today that I want Jesus to be the Savior of my life, and I bow down to Him as the LORD of Lords, and King of Kings. To You, O Lord, be all glory and honor, forever and ever, amen.

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