Testimony to the Love of Jesus Christ for all Muslims

I too was born in a Muslim home but came to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ November 1st 2012.

Although I’ll admit that I never held a practicing faith of any sort for the majority of my life, this particular video spoke volumes to me and touched my heart in remembrance of how knowing the Lord Jesus changed my life.

Check out this short video of how a once radical Muslim man came to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ!

How the Lord Jesus Changed Radical Muslim Khalil’s Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVrKQAWFrNM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

 

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart
Jeremiah 29:13

God Bless You all,

with love…

Religion Vs Relationship

Slept in… Left Behind!

Stephen the Levite – Slept In
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uakl0HUW980

I heard the alarm, snooze button, drool on my arm
it’s time wake up, I’m gonna be…wait, something feels wrong
it’s dead calm, yo the kids must be in bed still sleepin’,
strange, turn my head, wait my wife’s gone?
I guess I’ll have to wake the kid’s up
reach for the remote control and put on my slippers as I get up
maybe she went to the store, she’ll be back in minute I’m sure
turn on the TV flip it to channel four
I leave the room and break a left at the hallway
the floor creaks under my feet and a crayon breaks
I look down and I see a picture of me
it’s a stick figure with “Daddy” written in blue underneath
my little girl is so sweet
both of the kids take after their mother, I know they all love me
maybe I’ll go to church with ’em this week
I know they’d like that, it might even be worth it to miss sleep
the door squeaks as I enter the room
“rise and shine, it’s time to get up and get ready for school!”
hold up, I must be buggin’ or somethin’
either I’m dreamin’ or the kids are missin’ from their bunk beds
that doesn’t make no sense, what’s goin’ on?
wait, stay calm, maybe they both went with their mom
I don’t get it, I’m beginnin’ to worry a little bit
they didn’t leave a note or nothin’ plus I feel a little sick
I’m sure it’s all under control
let me just make sure they took the van as opposed to the Volvo
as I gaze out the window
I’m frightened and amazed to find that the both of the cars are visible
is that my alarm? Forgot, I hit the snooze
back to the room to turn it off, somethin’ on the news
seems urgent, apparently people have disappeared
all over the world and whole planet’s in fear
It’s a joke right? every channel the same story
it’s only a nightmare, I’ll wake up in the morning
it’s not true, it can’t be, it seems kinda like
that thing my wife was tryin’ to explain to me the other night
I think she called it the rapture
she said Christ was comin’ back like a thief in the night to snatch up
all of those who believe in the Son of God
and put their faith in the work that He completed on the cross
something like that, I don’t quite remember all of it
but I’m startin’ to think it makes the most sense of all this
I’ve gotta find that Bible she use to read
maybe it can give me all of the information I need
’cause, I see now that my wife was tryin’ to warn,
but it’s my fault for dissin’ and not listenin’ before
so now I’m glad that she spoke up
’cause now the minute I thought I was sleepin’ was when I really woke up…

 †

Two men will be in the field; one will be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the good man of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods. But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him and in an hour that he is not aware of, and shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 24:40-51

Left Behind – The Movie
Directed By Vic Sarin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqoT54ni97Y

Left Behind 2 – Tribulation Force
Directed by Bill Corcoran
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Q8HFOgZgx4

Left Behind 3 – World At War
Directed By Craig R. Baxley
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDjs8TFv03E

 God Bless

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The Forerunner.. John The Baptist

Stephen The Levite – John The Baptist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkFZLGuJ4x0

 

Yo, what the deal wit’ this, voice cryin’ out in the wilderness
“make the ways of the Lord straight, no hills in it”
level out the valley’s make plains, He’s revealed to kids
prophesied by Isaiah, He’s fulfillin’ it
spirit of Elijah with the same clothes killin’ it
Camel hair and a leather belt no frills in it
What did you expect to see, some kind of silkiness?
not a reed bent easily he was built for this
More than a prophet, he’s a man on a pilgrimage
the messenger, written of in Malachi, spillin’ it
“Repent of your sins, He can cleanse all your filthiness”
There’s a new era comin’ through, can you deal with this

Hook: The Kingdom of Heaven’s at hand (get with it)
Repent, the Kingdom of Heaven’s at hand (get with it)

and switch, the Kingdom of God is at hand (get with it)
ya dig? the Kingdom of Christ is at hand (get with it)

Check the hype bruh, cat called John “the Baptizer”
wild style vowed since a child, Nazerite stuff

cousin of the Son, born of parents that are righteous
leapin’ in the belly when the fetus of the Christ comes
Mary and Elizabeth can identify, “the
Spirit of the Lord is in here” cue the choir
not a lot of singin from the pops Zechariah
vocalizin’ doubts had him silent for the nine months
neighbors get floored when the Lord broke his silence
couldn’t even chat, now the cat prophesies stuff
all that God’s done got ’em wonderin’ the kind of
man he’s gon’ be, a strong beast from the wild cuz
fast forward, John’s at the Jordan spittin’ fire
“bear fruit…axe is at the root…brood of vipers”
there’s a new steeze and you’ll see the Messiah
is comin’ next, I’m just here to prep till his time ’cause…

Hook: The Kingdom of Heaven’s at hand (get with it)
Repent, the Kingdom of Heaven’s at hand (get with it)

and switch, the Kingdom of God is at hand/ (get with it)
ya dig? the Kingdom of Christ is at hand (get with it)

Peep the drama, Christ comes just like he taught us
John baptizes little cousin in the water

Dove drops with a little ac’ from the Father
sayin’ that He’s pleased with Him, leavin’ ’em awestruck
dudes must’ve missed when he spit what his job was
seein’ that when Jesus baptizes, all come
upset, thinkin’ He’s a threat to what John does
not so, John got low, givin’ props up
“i need to shrink so that he can be honored”
He holds the mic, I’m the hype man, I’m not much
He get’s the Bride, I’m the side groom it’s not dumb
i’m gon’ rejoice at his voice, I’ll be all done
same team, say the same thing, see the plot bruh?
last words lotta cats heard ‘fore he got plucked
later on he fades from the pages he’s got one
scenes left, he will see death, but it’s fine ’cause…

Hook: The Kingdom of Heaven’s at hand (get with it)
Repent, the Kingdom of Heaven’s at hand (get with it)

and switch, the Kingdom of God is at hand/ (get with it)
ya dig? the Kingdom of Christ is at hand (get with it)

End the saga, foul plot, mouth got ’em locked up
there for a while, so His doubts start to pop up

sent a couple cats just to ask “was I wrong cuz”
came back, tellin’ of the acts He’d accomplished
After peeps left Jesus rep’d for’em hard bruh
sayin’ he’s the greatest man born of a mama
wonder what the reason they seized him at all was?
let me go back, show the wackness upon us
Herod wil’ed took the spouse of his Mom’s son
John put him on blast sayin’ it was wrong but
He’s shook, knowin’ peeps took him for a prophet
but she’s not, fiendin’ for the opp just to squash ’em
chance comes, he received a dance from her daughter
“anything you want will be yours” is the offer
mama says, “bring me John’s head on a charger”
but he’s just a finger, the Kingdom of God comes…

God Bless

 

While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?

They answered, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”

 

So Paul asked, “Then what baptism did you receive?”

 

“John’s baptism,” they replied.

 

Paul said, “John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus.” On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied. Ther were about twelve men in all.
Acts 19:1-7

Biblical Hermeneutics

There are two views to biblical interpretation.

1. The worm’s eye view.

2. The eagle’s eye view.

Having A Correct View of Interpretation

The first is at ground level looking up and can’t see much. It takes a word like “pineapple” and focuses largely on the etymology sometimes to the point where they would break it up into separating word origins.

Pine / Apple

By this method, we would be left to believe that a pineapple is an apple with pines on it that grows maybe from a pine tree.

This is obviously not true and can be the downfall of studying solely the etymology of words without a study of the context they were used in.

In addition to this, by taking versus by chapter and verse out of context and applying them, you can then formulate just about any set of beliefs that you might want to have.

Eg – you shall not bow down to them

If you take this part of a verse within a chapter alone, you could form the belief that since I don’t bow to anything, I’m good, not regarding that the verse speaks regarding spiritual idolatry.

The second is a view of the whole picture first then slowly narrowing in until we get to the ground level. From the genre, then to the chapter, then to the paragraph, then lastly the verse.

One is microscopic; one is macroscopic

By the second method, we can hold the unity of the body by understanding our faith with the same interpretation of the scripture based on context including any essential under tones, euphemisms, or relevant background information that allows us to understand what was taking place that merited the writing of each letter and epistle. When we use bits and pieces of scripture to justify things that other scriptures speak blatantly against, then we grow up not holding fast to the only saving truth we have regarding the inerrancy of the Bible and the Holy Scriptures.

In 2 Timothy, the apostle Paul warns of such error in doctrine. He states:

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
2 Timothy 3:16-17

Hermeneutics

When we have a big picture view then allow for our study to zoom in gradually, we can hold fast to the big picture comprehension while refining our depth of understanding as we dig deeper.

For those who believe that depend on only one version of the Bible as completely truthfully interpreted, I hate to be the one to tell you this, but there is no such thing as an “inspired” translation of the Bible; but that does not mean that the Word of God has mistakes.

Only the Autographs were inspired.

The translations or manuscripts came next.

And finally the transliterations which we operate from today.

You should always verify all scripture by more than one other bible versions to find a translation that is consistent with the greater picture held by understanding the genre of writing and who it was written to, what was taking place that merited the writing of the epistle, then read on from chapter, then paragraph, then verse.

Otherwise you could hold fast to a belief that is not entirely true and restrict yourself unnecessarily due to a misunderstanding.

Example:

KJV – Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me; it is good for a man not to touch a woman – 1 Cor 7:1

NIV – Now for the matters you wrote about it is good for a man not to marry – 1 Cor 7:1

NEB – And now for the matters you wrote about it is a good thing for a man to have nothing to do with women – 1 Cor 7:1

PME – Now let me deal with the question raised in  your letter: it is a good principle for a man to not have physical contact with women – 1 Cor 7:1

One says “don’t touch”, the next says “not to marry”, right to “have nothing to do with women”

So which is the right translation?

The reason for the difference is because the literal translation does not always convey the fact that there are euphemism carried by the original tongue.

Example:

In the secular world, you can hear a couple say: “we sleep together”

Does this mean that they literally sleep together in the same bed? Or is this not a euphemism in our english original tongue for sexual intercourse?

The same way, the orignal tongue of language from the autographs carry euphemisms that were prevalent from the time and era the scriptures were written in. So we must deepen our study to understand these things better.

If you try to carry over word for word in a transalation, sometimes it misses the meaning and understanding that we are not accustomed to because the original tongue carries euphemisms that we no longer use.

Euphemism – A substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant; the expression so substituted

E.g. Cougar is the euphemism for a woman who has reached mid-life, who is single, financially secure and on the lookout for relationships with younger men – as in prey.

What interpretation you get is based on what the translators of the translation you read felt was necessary to include. Whether:

– Emphasis on original language’s wording and word order: maintain “historical distance”

– Emphasis on finding equivalent concepts in the translated language

– Emphasis on simplicity & clarity of the translated work over precision: overcome “historical distance”

Above all, your relationship with the Father by the Holy Spirit because of what Jesus accomplished on the cross is most essential to having these important tidbits revealed to you and to give strength to your walk. I myself struggled with these things until I prayed and the Father so graciously used others to direct me and took me on a journey to reveal these things to me. Our spiritual enemies would love for you to believe that the Word of God has errors and to turn you away from the Truth. Always stay prayered up and always be prepared to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with gentleness and respect.

God bless you always,

He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.

Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure position
2 Peter 3:16-17

Remember: The Word of God is perfect and infallible, it is our understanding and ability to comprehend then apply it’s wisdom that requires constant cultivation for growth.

Total Depravity

Total Depravity 

I feel surrounded by all this crazy evil

This is the evil in everything that happens under the sun: The same destiny overtakes all. The hearts of people, moreover, are full of evil and there is madness in their hearts while they live, and afterward they join the dead
Ecclesiastes 9:3

hateful people, man’s depraved and lethal

And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually
Genesis 6:5

 headlines are grim, end times my friend
we’re finally realizin’ the slime we’re in!
We’re on the verge of a world war
while two third’s of the world’s poor
but man can’t even seem to settle it
he plans scams and schemes sneaky embezzlement
the rich covet three porches
while 10% of the world uses 90% of its resources
sexually transmitted diseases
technically, man lives how he pleases

Even on their beds they plot evil; they commit themselves to a sinful course and do not reject what is wrong
Psalm 36:4

 the norm is lying

Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit. “The poison of vipers is on their lips”
Rom. 3:13

porn is thriving,
most kids have sex before they’re driving
in this age, the golden rule is: the amount of jewelry you must wear to be told you’re cool
it’s cold and cruel and Satan has followers

You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks in his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies
John 8:44

In which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient
Eph. 2:2

 they praise culture, they’re blatant idolaters

Some pour out gold from the bags and weigh out silver on the scales; they hire a goldsmith to make it into a god, They lift it to their shoulders and carry it; they set it up in its place and there it stands. Even though someone cries out to it, it cannot answerl it cannot save them from their troubles
Isaiah 46:6-7

 blasphemous philosophers, half our kids are gossipers

They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips
Romans 1:29

 evolutionists produced from Lucifer’s uterus
guns and abortion and money extortion
tons are divorcin’ in abundant proportions
so, parents are scarin’ kids– marriages are very quick
heretics, arrogance

slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents
Rom.1:30

and Arabic Terrorists!
It’s total depravity, a global catastrophe

The earth lies defiled under its inhabitants; for they have transgressed the laws, violated the statutes, broken the everlasting covenant
Isaiah 24:5

 No one is good

All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one
Romans 3:12

we’re so full of crap you see

From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who acts for those who wait for him
Isaiah 64:6

 We all should melt in Hell’s vices

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
Romans 3:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord
Romans 6:23

 even the self-righteous will be dealt like this

Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a pharisee and the other a tax collector. The pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, aldulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get. But the tax collector beat his breast, saying God, be merciful to me, a sinner! I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.
Luke 18:10-14

 y’all built the tallest shrine for the dollar sign-
that’s idol worshiping, you’re law defying
and rifle murdering- Columbine
we’re all bogus and fraud and OPPOSERS OF GOD

There is no fear of God before their eyes
Romans 3:18

T.V. violence, defiled photography
CD pirates, and child pornography
baby molesters, guys sleep with their cousins
shady investors, wives cheat on their husbands
we’re sheisty, from NIKE slave labor
to nightly date rapers, pregnant eighth graders
political leaders, are quick to be bribed with checks
we’re pitiful creatures, addicted to cybersex!
Our masterpiece is when cash increase
while little boys get raped by Catholic priests
man’s flesh likes transvestites
while the internet’s full of planned sex sites
you love the sin that you plummet in

And this is the judgement: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil
John 3:19

 you love the evil one, and you’re huggin’ him

John 8:44 (see above)

cursed person’s we condone pestilence

Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them
Romans 1:32

we’re jerks worshiping our own excrement!!!

Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things
Philippians 3:19

 We have fun likin’ this unrighteousness

How much less one who is abominable and corrupt, a man who drinks injustice like water!
Job 15:16

 our tongues like to diss, none bite their lips

Their throat is an open gravel they use their tongues to deceive. The venom of asps is under their lips. Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness
Romans 3:13-14

 all our contribution has brought pollution

And God saw the earth, and behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth
Gen. 6:12

The earth lies defiled under its inhabitants; for they have transgressed the laws, violated the statutes, broken the everlasting covenant
Isaiah 24:5

 I think prostitution’s in the constitution!
greed and mad strife, get bent with a needle
weed and crack pipes, inventors of evil

Romans 1:30 ( See Above)

 we need the fast life. You know the days are grim
when innovative men are creating sin

Romans 1:30 (See Above)

 muggings, deceit, malice and envy

Romans 1:29 ( See Above)

 drug rings are discrete, we wild’ in a frenzy
thug kings, drive buys and wise guys
evil desires and passions and hired assassins
our ooze precipitates and you participate
the news manipulates your mood and vicious state
the promiscuous and sickening rich
put wickedness on their kids Christmas lists!
Advertisements in mad disguises
we watch TV to grab cash and prizes
fashion fiend lovers, half are teen mothers
the masses attracted to magazine covers
we’re breakin’ the law

For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it
James 2:10

even cops do it
Satan’s involved, peep our pop music
horror movies, you’re kids exposed to them
there’s shorties’ booties on Nickelodeon!!!
To sum it up the world is sin

We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one
1 John 5:19

 but the world’s not aware of the peril it’s in
we’re called mankind, but is man kind?
Because I can’t find, one that stands fine!

The godly has perished from the earth, and there is no one upright among mankind; they all lie in wait for blood, and each hunts the other with a net
Micah 7:2

 People try to creep and hide their secret lives,
but God’s Justice won’t let evil slide!!!

keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and forth generation
Exodus 34:7

The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, and the Lord will by no means clear the guilty. His way is in whirlwind and storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet
Nahum 1:3

How you gonna stand before a Holy Judge-
that doesn’t tolerate sin, or withhold His grudge?

Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgement, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous
Psalm 1:5

 Give Attention- man’s depraved, sure!
But every sin I mentioned must be paid for

Ex. 34:7, Nahum 1:3 (See Above)

 but there’s One solution among confusion,

Jesus said to him, I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me
John 14:6

 instead of you being punished, there’s been a substitution!
Christ was treated.by The Father
like he committed the sins in this song

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God
2 Cor. 5:21

 His life deleted…a violent slaughter

But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed
Isaiah 53:5

 so we can be forgiven for our things that are wrong!
If you believe in Him, He’ll rescue ya’
Yeshua will redeem your sin
surely man is cursed and damned
but Christ fulfilled The LAW

Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them
Matt. 5:17

 because He’s The Perfect Lamb

Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male a year old. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats
Exodus 12:5

 the only sacrifice that covers the cost
of our sin’s price, so He hung on the Cross

he entered once and for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our consciences from dead works to serve the living god

Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant

Hebrews 9:12-15

 JESUS IS GOD!!!
(Psalm 45:6, John 1:1, 5:18, 10:33, 20:28, Rom.9:5, 2 Cor. 4:4, Phil. 2:6, Colossians 1:15-19, 2:9, Heb 1:2-3, 2Peter2:1, Rev.1:8)

believe this first lesson
with faith in Him you receive His Perfection

the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction
Romans 3:22

For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous
Romans 5:19

and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith
Philip.3:9

 He gives His Righteousness

For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous will live by faith”
Romans 1:17

And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption
1 Cor. 1:30

 Forgives your lifelessness

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness
1 John 1:9

you’ll live in priceless bliss

And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. It had a great, high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and on the gates the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel were inscribed—on the east three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates. And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

And the one who spoke with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city and its gates and walls.The city lies foursquare, its length the same as its width. And he measured the city with his rod, 12,000 stadia.

Its length and width and height are equal. He also measured its wall, 144 cubits

 by human measurement, which is also an angel’s measurement. The wall was built of jasper, while the city was pure gold, like clear glass. The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with every kind of jewel. The first was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst. And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.

And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it, and its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there. They will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations.  But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life
Revelation 21:10-27

 GOD hates sin and Satan

you have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond you companions
Psalm 45:7

 but He’s patient

The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and faithfulness,
Ex. 34:6

He takes depraved men
and saves them, when placing their faith in
Amazing Grace

and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, who God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins
Rom. 3:24-25

AMEN
when Adam ate the apple, well
face the facts, we fell

Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all me because all sinned
Romans 5:12

Therefore as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men
Romans 5:18

 repent or take your wrath in Hell!

No, i tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish
Luke 13:3

No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish
Luke 13:5

 

 Timothy Brindle – Total Depravity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJr0JkrxR-I

 Depravity
1. A very evil quality or way of behaving

2. an evil or immoral act
3. a corrupt act or practice

Repent
1. To turn from sin and dedicate oneself to the amendment of one’s life

2. To feel regret or contrition
3. To change one’s mind

Solid Foundation

It is not enough to merely read, but the Word of God must enter into our hearts and our understanding, in order that we may be established in the blessed truth. If we should neglect to search the Scriptures for ourselves, that we may know what is truth, then if we are led astray, we only have ourselves to blame.

my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge
Hosea 4:6

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth
2 Timothy 2:15