Another Life (Faith Poem)

Some may believe

They’ve lived a life

Before

♦~♦

They may believe

That they died once

And returned to life

To try again

♦~♦

I know you can live

A new life

When you accept

Jesus

As your Lord and Savior

♦~♦

When you open your heart

To the Lord

You are born again

And transformed

Into who God created you to be

Challenging Question From Holy Spirit: Forgiveness of Sin (Pt. II)

When Jesus was on the cross, He received stripes (lashes) so that we can walk in complete healing and wholeness, and He shed His blood to cover every sin that had been committed and every sin that would be committed in the future. When we believe in Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we are made righteous in God’s eyes through Jesus’ sacrifice.

Sinning can cause spiritual, mental, and physical harm (which I will discuss in greater detail in a later post) and that is one of the main reasons why Jesus’ sacrifice on our behalf is so incredible.

When we commit a sin, all we have to do to be released from it is to repent and ask the Lord for forgiveness.

So, no matter what sins you have in your life, know that the blood of Jesus washes away all, and that you need only repent and receive the Lord’s forgiveness to be freed from your sin.

Scripture Passage for This Topic (AMP)

Romans 8:1-4

Therefore [there is] now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live [and] walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit. (2) For the law of the Spirit of life in Jesus Christ has freed me from the law of sin and death. (3) For God has done what the Law could not do, being weakened by the flesh. Sending His own Son in the guise of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, condemned sin in the flesh, (4) So that the righteous and just requirement of the Law might be fully met in us who live and move not in the ways of the flesh but in the ways of the Spirit.

Can Someone be “Fated” to Go to Hell?

I have heard it said that some people just aren’t going to make it into heaven, so you shouldn’t waste too much of your time on certain individuals. It made me feel a profound sense of horror down to the deepest depths of my soul. Once the shock wore off, I could think more objectively about the topic.

If people walk around believing that some individuals are just “fated” to go to hell, they carry with them a convenient excuse to give up on those who are having a difficult time receiving the gospel. I know that would get the devil’s stamp of approval, but I can’t believe the Lord would approve. I could understand if I received a specific revelation from the Lord about someone and was told (by the Lord) that I am wasting my efforts on (spiritually) deaf ears, but that is the only situation I could stand behind.

We, without specific revelation from the Lord, have no clue whether or not the person we may be ministering to will receive the gospel or not! What if we gave up on someone we (not the Lord) saw as a “lost cause” and the person later endured years and years of darkness and emotional turmoil before another person would try (and succeed through proper spirit-led diligence) to point that person in the direction of the Lord?

In short, I do not put much stock in the “some people are just fated to go to hell” approach, and I will personally do my very best (working with the Holy Spirit of course) to lead people to the Lord. I will not say someone is unsaveable based purely on empirical evidence! Jesus came to earth, died on the cross, and rose to life again to save all of mankind! I want as much of mankind celebrating with me in heaven as possible!