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To me, ‘abiding in Christ’ means to have such a deep relationship with the Lord that we think, feel, speak and act according to what His Word teaches us, instructs us, exhorts us, and commands us to do. The things we think must honour and please Jesus. The things we say must honour and please Jesus. The things we feel in our silent emotions must honour and please Jesus, and the things we do must honour and please Jesus. To me, THIS is ‘abiding in Christ’.

 

Our every thought, feeling, word and deed should be motivated solely by obedience to the Word of God. If we find that in any area of our life we are not honouring and pleasing Jesus, then we need to stop that thing IMMEDIATELY, confess and repent of it before God and receive His cleansing and forgiveness through the blood of Christ (1 John 1:9).

 

If we know that what we are thinking, feeling, saying and doing is NOT in obedience to the Word of God, and we fail to to anything about it (i.e confess and repent of it), our soul is in great danger. If we continually fail to respond to the conviction of the Holy Spirit about the things we are doing which dishonour the Lord, slowly but surely we will become desensitized to these dishonouring things, and we will just do them without any thought of the potential eternal consequences.

 

Many followers of Christ have ship-wrecked their faith through failing to examine their daily lives in the light of God’s Word. If we would do this simple task each day, the habit would soon become our automatic response in any given situation. When practised frequently, we would KNOW almost immediately when we have thought wrong thoughts, felt wrong feelings, spoken wrong words and done wrong things. We would sense the conviction of the Holy Spirit, and we would be quick to put rights all our wrongs.

 

Abiding in Christ is not some ‘airy-fairy’ feeling of tranquility; to me it is a command to be alert and on our guard against the subtle works of darkness that seek to pounce upon us when we least expect it. To me, abiding in Christ means to be transformed by the renewing of our mind and to be diligent in our application of God’s Word in every area of our life, thus becoming like Christ in thought and word and deed.

 

Abiding in Christ is not an emotion of peace; it is a command to rise up and respond in a spiritual and godly manner to all that life throws at us (see Philippians 4:6).  When we do this, the outcome of this ACTIVE ‘abiding in Christ’ WILL bring about in our hearts and minds the peace of God which passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7).

 

So, dear brothers and sisters in Christ, let us abide in Him, at all times, for our daily peace and our eternal security.

 

Michele is the author of Come on Church! Wake Up! ; The End of The World  and The Gospel of Deception – Counterfeit Christianity and the Fate of Its Followers

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The Message of The Gospel spoken by Jesus Christ

 

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Jesus preached God’s Good News as simply as this: “The Time promised by God has come at last. The Kingdom of God is near. Repent of your sins and believe the Good News.”  Mark 1:14-16 NLT (Emphasis is my own)

 

Jesus was speaking about HIMSELF in this passage, as being the One who is fulfilling the declaration that “The time promised by God has come at last. The Kingdom of God is near.” His Heavenly Father sent Him into the world to bring the reality and the hope of salvation to those who will REPENT of their sins and believe this Good News.

 

So we must ask ourself this penetrating question: “Will I repent of my sins and believe God’s incredible Good News that I can be saved from eternity in hell by putting my faith in Jesus Christ, the only One who can save me?”  

 

With all my heart I pray that whoever reads this post will respond to God’s amazing gift of salvation. Jesus Himself told us EXACTLY what to do; Repent and believe. It could not be any simpler.

 

As the apostle Paul says, so I also say to you, ” [I] urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain… I tell you, now is the time of God’s favour, now is the day of salvation.”  – 2 Corinthians 6:1-2

 

Let TODAY be the day that you respond to God and accept His free gift of salvation. Do what Jesus says (repent of your sins and believe the Good News), then obey His command to “Go now, and leave your life of sin.” – John 8:11 NIV

 

A good and faithful child responds in obedience to his/her parents’ loving instructions concerning good and healthy behaviour. God is our heavenly Father, and His Holy Word sets out how WE (who have now become His children through faith in His Son Jesus Christ) should conduct ourselves and live our lives once we have become followers of Christ. We deceive ourselves if we proclaim to be followers of Christ but continue to live like the devil.

A follower of Christ FOLLOWS Christ!

 

Michele is the author of Come on Church! Wake Up! ; The End of The World  and The Gospel of Deception – Counterfeit Christianity and the Fate of Its Followers

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The Days of Noah (The Last Days)

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In the New Testament, Jesus said that in the times leading up to His Second Coming, the world will be living as it was in ‘the Days of Noah’ (Matt 24:37 & Luke 17:26).

During a time of prayer, I heard the Lord speak into my spirit, and I heard the words, “These are those days…”.

 

I picked up my notepad and pen and waited to see if the Lord spoke any more words to me. I didn’t have to wait very long. The following is what came flowing out of my pen on to the paper.

 

” The people do not want to know that their lives are headed for destruction. They do not want to hear that ‘The End is Nigh’. Even those who profess to be followers of Christ do not want to listen to those in the Church who exhort them to Wake Up from their complacent slumber, or urge them to open their eyes and witness Bible prophecy being fulfilled, or to keep watch concerning the End Times signs in the heavens on the earth.

 

Just as in the days of Noah, so will it be in the Last Days that people will carry on with their lives regardless of the warnings and the escalating visible evidence of impending global catastrophe.

 

Their attitude will be, “Oh yeah?! What a load of rubbish!” They will ridicule and mock those who bring God’s warning about what is coming upon the earth. This is what happened to the Old Testament prophets, and it has not changed to this day.

 

The prophet Joel prophesied that in the Last days the Holy Spirit would be poured out upon all flesh, and people would receive dreams and visions. In the Book of Revelation, the angel of the Lord told the apostle John that the Lord God HAS sent His angel to tell His servants what will soon happen (Rev 22:6). Notice that the angel has been sent to tell God’s SERVANTS (plural) what will soon happen.

 

This phrasing ‘HAS sent’ is not future tense. God did not say that He “will send His angel”. He said that He “HAS SENT His angel” already, and this angel of the Lord is telling those servants of God who are listening to Him, what will soon happen!

 

The angel of the Lord is doing what God has commanded him to do. This angel is revealing God’s warnings to those servants who will listen, and who will then speak God’s warnings to the world (and sadly the Church) that is consumed in pleasing itself, as in the days of Noah.

 

The world has never liked a prophet of the Lord, but the prophet must still do what the Lord has instructed them to do, regardless of whether or not the people will listen to and heed God’s warnings.

 

The servants of the Lord “must be about their Father’s business”, not counting the cost on their own lives, but leaving all the consequences of their obedience to God, just like in the Old Testament times.

 

All who refuse to heed the warnings of the Lord, which are spoken to them through the mouth of God’s prophets, will suffer the consequences which God has warned will happen.

 

God’s warnings are born out of His DEEPEST love for the human race because he does not want ANYONE to perish, but desires that ALL would come to REPENTANCE, and put their faith in Jesus Christ to save them from eternity in hell.

 

Jesus is the Messiah. He is our Saviour; but it is only through faith in Jesus Christ that we can be saved from the wrath of God, which will one day come upon all who reject the Truth and follow after evil.

 

Repent and turn to Jesus NOW…before it is too late.”

 

This is the end of what I wrote down during a time of prayer.

 

Michele is the author of Come on Church! Wake Up! ; The End of The World  and The Gospel of Deception – Counterfeit Christianity and the Fate of Its Followers

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Will You Believe? (Poem by Michele Neal)

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Will You Believe?

Jesus is the Son of God,
Our lives He came to save.
His broken body on the cross,

His life He freely gave.

 

A crown of thorns, and nail-pierced hands,
A spear thrust in His side.
What sacrifice of Love is this,

Who shed His blood and died?

 

His broken body and His blood,
The Father’s gift of Love,
Poured out in mercy, forgiveness and grace,
Flow down from Heaven above.

 

A cold, dark tomb, His resting place;
The end?…NO!…It was the start! 
Of God’s great Love for all mankind
With wounds that broke His heart.

 

The tomb could not contain such Love;
Its power burst forth with might.
Jesus rose up from the grave
In Glorious shining Light!

 

With death defeated on the cross,
He opened up The Way
And broke the chains that held us bound
In sin – No debt to pay!

 

The debt we owe for all we’ve done
Was paid on Calvary.
The cup of suffering Jesus bore
So we can now walk free!

 

If someone gave their life for us,
Their love we’d not deny.
We’d live our life a brand new way;
We’d love them ’til we die.

 

JESUS gave HIS life for US!
Why live our lives deceived?
Jesus will reveal the Truth
The moment we believe.

 

The choice is ours; will we believe?
Heaven waits with bated breath.
The choice we make decides our end
Eternal life…or death.

 

The message of the cross is this…
…believe and be set free!

Jesus is the Way, the Truth, 
The Life…. ETERNALLY!

 

(2013: By Michele Neal)

 

 

Michele is the author of Come on Church! Wake Up! ; The End of The World  and The Gospel of Deception – Counterfeit Christianity and the Fate of Its Followers

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An Angelic Encounter

 

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The Bible gives clear accounts of people having personal encounters with angels, which God has sent to them. Scripture tells us that angels are God’s messengers sent to minister to those who will inherit salvation. (Hebrews 1:14)

 

In 2004, my daughter and I were up on Dunstable Downs in Bedfordshire UK, attempting to fly a kite, when an incident occurred, which I can only describe as a “demonic encounter”. It was such a shock that I was thrown into utter dispair and distress. I sat down on the grass and cried out to God, at the top of my voice, to come and help me.

 

 

All of a sudden, a ‘man’ appeared from out of nowhere. He appeared to have a
mist surrounding him, and he had a sort of glow, and his eyes were
like bright blue pools that drew me into his gaze. He spoke to me directly
in relation to the issue that I had cried out to God about.

 

No one else was around us at the time of the “demonic encounter”, and so no one could have know what this was except God.

 

After the ‘man’ spoke directly to me about this evil encounter, his final words to me were, “Do not worry… WE will take care of him”! At that moment, something inside me made me realise that this ‘man’ was no ordinary man.

 

He then literally vanished from our sight! I looked at my daughter, and at the same time, both of us exclaimed ” That was an ANGEL!!”

 

In the ‘twinkling of an eye’, I was transported from utter distress to complete and abundant joy beyond ANYTHING I have ever experienced! I could not contain the joy that was inside me, and so I ran with sheer delight across the top of the Downs, dragging the kite behind me and shouting out at the top of my voice that I had just seen an angel! Tears were pouring out of my eyes, and I was laughing at the same time!

 

 

I simply cannot find words to describe the effect that God’s chosen method of ministering to me had upon me. It also affected my daughter, and she has had two more angelic encounters since that time!

 

Glory be to God!

 

Michele is the author of Come on Church! Wake Up! ; The End of The World  and The Gospel of Deception – Counterfeit Christianity and the Fate of Its Followers

Available WORLDWIDE as paperback and Kindle, on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and many other online book stores.