He who believes...
"Do not judge, and you will not be judged; because the judgments you give are the judgments you wil get, and the amount you measure out is the amount you will be given. Why do you observe the splinter in your brother's eye and never notice the plank in your own?"
"Do unto others as you would have others do unto you."
"Remember, I am sending you out like sheep among wolves; so be cunning as serpents and yet as harmless as doves."
"Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; fear him rather who can destroy the body and soul in hell."
"So if anyone declares himself for me in the presence of men, I will declare myself for him in the presence of my Father in heaven. But the one who disowns me in the presence of men, I will disown in the presence of my Father in heaven."
"He who believes, HAS eternal life."
This passage doesn't say, "he who believes might have eternal life if he is a Catholic, or a Christian, or a good person, or hasn't sinned. This passage says plainly, "...he who believes, HAS eternal life."
Jesus said many times, "go in peace; your faith has healed you." He also said, "deeds done in the name of my Father will not go unnoticed..." It is with some sadness that we realize today's lack of faith in God. People have been brainwashed to believe in their own strength. They don't realize that their strength is the Lord. You must believe with your whole heart that the Lord will heal you, and don't let a shred of doubt cloud your faith. "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and the door will be opened to you." Don't give up your faith in God, because you didn't get your own way. There are times when God knows best and perhaps the answer is "no", or perhaps you need to continue walking in faith, simply because it is your cross to do so.
Whatever your burden, if you fall and lose faith in God, you may lose the greatest reward; eternal life. "He who believes, HAS eternal life."
Say, "I rebuke satan in the name of Jesus Christ...I am a child of God...I claim the precious blood of Jesus Christ..." and then nothing can harm your soul. Have the greatest respect and awe for our Father in Heaven, His son Jesus Christ, and our Holy Spirit. We are mere grains of sand on the beach...God sees the big picture, and we, His servants must continue to fight the good fight in the name of God, obeying the commandments, and living a dignified prudent life keeping our eyes on Jesus at all times, praying constantly from the moment we wake to the moment we go to sleep, (talk to God all day long) and asking Him to lead you to the path He wants you to take...in this way, you can't go wrong.
It isn't easy living in today's world with all the violence, bloodshed, opinions, religions, laws, and/or rights. Someone will always receive unfair treatment. No one is immune to prejudice. Prejudice is nothing more than snobbery. We have to learn to live in peace together, and love one another as the Lord loves us. It doesn't matter what we look like...thin, or plump, black, white, yellow, red, or brown...Catholic, Christian, Jew, or Muslim...tall or short...nice looking, stylish, frumpy, ugly, or downright gorgeous...wise and educated or ignorant and stupid...rich or poor...we need to look past our outer features and concentrate on the spirit of the people. Look at the inner person...the soul. This is where the beauty lies. The most beautiful person can be the most obnoxious fool. Try to look at others the way Jesus looks at them, and see those whom you will see in heaven eventually.
This is all that matters in life! Everything else is nonsense, which will not earn you one minute in heaven. "He who believes, HAS eternal life." Open your eyes to what is important.
"No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
"Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to
withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore ".
. . having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate
of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of
peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to
quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation,
and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God."
Godspeed everyone, and all God's blessings to you and those you love...