NOTE: I ask for pray again to have God open the door and get my assoc Pastor and dear friend to Yermo. It takes 5K U-Haul alone. I know this is Gods will and ask you to agree with us on this needed miracle
Now Associate Pastor Charles and a message;
Now Associate Pastor Charles and a message;
The repetitive cycle of sin, how we as humans despise it, how we want to do away with it, at all costs, how we feel insignificant when we sin against the Holy Lord our God. I myself feel this way everyday, and more than once a day I question as to way I cannot stop this sinful pattern in my life, I personally, especially as a pastor feel that I should sin less than I do. But in the same respect I believe that most people may not even begin to contemplate the thought that no matter how hard we strive to be without sin, that it is literally an impossibility. All people were born into sin, and as much as I hate to say it, it is in our DNA, and this to due to the fall of mankind, which as we know is when the first sin ever sinned happened in the garden of Eden, by Adam, and Eve who was manipulated into this sin, by the devil, posing as a snake.
We can read this in (Genesis Chapter 3 Verses 1 Through 24) “Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God actually say, 'You shall not eat of any tree in the garden'?" And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, 'You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.'" But the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths.
And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. But the LORD God called to the man and said to him, "Where are you?" And he said, "I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself." He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?" The man said, "The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate." Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this that you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate." The LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, cursed are you above all livestock and above all beasts of the field; on your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life. I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel." To the woman he said, "I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children.
Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you." And to Adam he said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, 'You shall not eat of it,' cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life; thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return." The man called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living. And the LORD God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them. Then the LORD God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever—" therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken. He drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life.
But what does this mean ? Does it mean that humans can just go around sinning any sin at any time, and that it is alright, and acceptable due to the fall in the garden of Eden ? No not at all, but lets us just review just some of the truths that we do know. No one, not no on at all is perfect, except for the Lord God Jehovah, His Son Jesus the Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Also it is because of this sin that we people have had a separation from our Lord God Jehovah. It is because of this separation that God sent His one and, only begotten Son Jesus to this world, and if it were not for these sins, there would be no Calvary, or Crucifying of Jesus on the cross, and with all this, if there is no Calvary, and no Crucifixion, then there is redemption of our sins. So if mankind were perfect, we would have no need for Jesus as our Savior, to save us from what ? If there is no sin, and we are perfect.
Now lets not get this confused, by mo means am I saying that sin is good, and without we would not have, or need Jesus. I am just pointing out the fact that our Sin caused us to separate ourselves from God, which required God to sent His Son Jesus to Earth, to come to us on a lower plane, a lower level to be human, just for the reason of trying to save us which are all lost, this we read in (Luke Chapter 19 Verse 10) “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost” Just this verse alone shows us just way Jesus was sent to this Earth, and this to a people who have fallen short of the perfection of God, this we see in (Romans Chapter 3 Verse 23) “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”
We must remember that before Jesus the Christ, ever came to earth to save, and redeem us by dyeing on the cross at Calvary, people could have their sins forgiven, they could only have their sin covered, and this only by the blood of the slain animal sacrifice to God, we read this in (Hebrews Chapter 10 Verses 4 Through 6) “For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, "Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me; in burnt offerings and sin offerings you have taken no pleasure.”
So know we know for sure beyond a reasonable doubt that Jesus came to save us, and animal scarf ice could only cover, not remove our sin. We need to do our very best to try not to sin, now I know that once again this is an impossibility, but we are to try our very best, and we will fall, we will fail, but we will confess, and repent, and ask, and seek the Forgiveness that only Jesus can give, then we will get up, and try again. This will be the scenario for the rest of our lives, but confess, and repent we must, as we read in (Acts Chapter 3 Verses 19 Through 21) “Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.”
May we always remember the words of Jesus in (Luke Chapter 15 Verse 10) “Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents." I would rather be a sinner who knows that he can never be perfect, and have Jesus in my life. Knowing that I am saved, than have the option to be perfect, and not have Jesus in my life, and not be saved, and go to hell. I will close with words spoken directly from Jesus our Savior, He said in (Matthew Chapter 16 Verse 26) “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?”