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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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Divine Wisdom and Knowledge

Grace For Today“The Lord Jehovah has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season …He awakens me morning by morning, he awakens my ear to hear as the learned.” – Isaiah 50:4

I was conversing with a new pastor friend yesterday and he asked me about my ministry, “Did you learn everything you know about the Bible through formal training or by divine instruction?” I responded, “Just like Jesus, I was taught by the Holy Spirit Himself.” I could tell by his question that this pastor understood the importance of being trained for the ministry by God Himself.

Many preachers and ministers, like myself, have never had the opportunity to go to seminary or Bible College for one reason or another. But that doesn’t mean we are inferior in knowledge or wisdom to others who have had formal training. In fact, sometimes it’s better. You see, most Bible Colleges and Seminaries are contaminated with false teachings and denominational biases that can skew a minister’s perspective regarding the truth of God’s Word. Whether it’s a Baptist College or Methodist College or Presbyterian College, and so on, these academic institutions have a tendency to turn out brain-washed ministers that can only think inside the box of their denominational mindset.

Whereas, when the Holy Spirit teaches you Himself, you don’t have this problem. You get the truth straight from the ultimate source of wisdom and knowledge without any interference from man-made ideas or doctrines. That’s what the prophet Isaiah was referring to when He wrote:

“The Lord Jehovah has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak…”

”The tongue of the learned” refers to the idea that you can teach and preach the Bible just as good or better as those who have formally studied for years in academic institutions. How is this possible? Because God imparts to you a supernatural anointing that teaches you of all things. The apostle John spoke of this impartation of divine knowledge and wisdom when he wrote:

“But the anointing which ye have received of Him [God] abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teaches you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.“ – 1 John 2:27

If God is calling you to be a teacher or preacher of the gospel, don’t let the lack of formal schooling discourage you from fulfilling your ministry. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you the same impartation of divine knowledge and wisdom that He has given others for thousands of years. In faith, begin to study God’s Word for yourself and go out and preach and teach what He personally gives you. You will be amazed at how many souls you can reach and how much fruitfulness your ministry will bear, with God as your teacher.

–         Pastor Luis Yosefus

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The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord

“We Choose the Fear of the LORD”

by the Maranatha Singers

“The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning and the principal and choice part of knowledge [its starting point and its essence]; but fools despise skillful and godly wisdom, instruction, and discipline.” – Proverbs 1:7 (Amplified)

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Blessed is the son or daughter that God corrects

“Behold, happy and blessed is the man whom God corrects; Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty. For He bruises, but He heals; He wounds, but His hands make whole.” – Job 5:17-18

“My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; for whom the LORD loves He chastens…” – Hebrews 12:5-6

God's love for His children is amazing

GOD'S LOVE IS AMAZING

I love the fact that God loves me so much that He often has to discipline me when I need it. You see, I have a tendency to be prideful, stubborn, and a bit hard-headed to be honest with you. I don’t always learn my lessons the easy way. That’s when my loving Heavenly Father has to step in and chastise me a little bit. “Ouch! That hurts, LORD!”, I complain. “Yes I know”, says God, “But that’s the only way you would listen to Me.”

After the sting disappears, I thank Him for the discipline because I know He has corrected me in love. In my life in particular, He has to often resort to drastic measures in order to teach me wisdom and obedience. The hard way is the only way I learn in many cases.

But after He has wounded me a little and I have repented of my stubbornness the LORD comes along and wipes away my tears and heals my wounds. He lets me know He only did it for my own good. And I thank Him for being such a good God and Father. Because I realize how much He loves and cares for me.

–         Luis Yosefus

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