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Two Kingdoms

  • For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God didn't send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him. He who believes in him is not judged. He who doesn't believe has been judged already John 3:16 WEB

    God sent His Son Jesus to redeem us who were lost, and to give us eternal life. What an amazing piece of scripture. It is a choice that each of us will have to make at some point in our life. Who will you serve, yourself or God Almighty? There are two kingdoms, and each side has its own arguments.

    Living for yourself means that you can focus on only what you want to do, spend all your money gathering more stuff, to impress people that you don't like. Morality can be dismissed as an outdated concept. You can do what is right, when it lines up with what you want to do anyway. Basically: 'Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.' Guess who's golden rule that is? Yep, satans.

    The downside of it is that this life and everything that you see with your eyes, is temporary and will pass away one day. It is the unseen things that are eternal (2 Corinthians 4:18). All the stuff that we have gathered on the earth will be left behind, and only the treasures that we have stored up in heaven will be safe (Matthew 6:20).

    Treasures in heaven are stored up by obedience to God, loyalty, putting God first in your life. As Jesus went on to say in Matthew 6:24: 'No one can serve two masters.' Materialism is a direct conflict with serving God. It is ok to have money, but it is not ok for money to have you.

    Serving God will sometimes be painful because He is in control, instead of you. If you take a knife away from a small child, they may cry because they want to play with it, even though it is dangerous for them. So it is with us. Sometimes we want what is bad and He says, 'No', so we whine about it.

    There will be times when doing what is right is not convenient, or pleasant. It may cost you dearly. He may tell you to give something away, that you would rather keep. You will have to tell the truth when it hurts, rather than telling that easy lie. Let no one tell you that living a life dedicated to God will be easy, for it is a direct conflict with our flesh.

    When our life winds down and death approaches, the choice becomes a little more clear. What if there is an eternity and the Bible is correct? Then the one that accepted Jesus will spend eternity in paradise, while those that rejected Him will be cast out and live in torment. We can choose to live for Jesus today.

    While you are still breathing, there is hope. Paul wrote: 'if you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart, one believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, 'Whoever believes in him will not be disappointed' (Romans 10:9'11).

    We have nothing in the past that matters any more. Today is a new day and there is nothing there that can hold us back. The only thing standing between us and the Lord Jesus, is us. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Make the choice, live it for Jesus.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please forgive me of my sins and the things that I have done wrong. I am sorry. Jesus, come into my life and be my Lord and Savior. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and guide me from this day forth. My life, is now Yours. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people" (Ephesians 6:18). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen thank you :)

Mar 1
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

Mar 1
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen!

Mar 1
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
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John Smith
John Smithedited: Mar 1

Believes in is synonymous with obeys His commands and follows His instruction.  “Repent and be baptized” and “build your house upon My rock.”

Mar 1
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen

Mar 1
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

Mar 1
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Jesus is the way, truth and the life!  Thank you Father for your most precious Son Jesus!  In His most Holy name I pray, Amen!!

Mar 1
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father, Forgive me, I love you with my whole heart.

Mar 1
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Praise God for our king is so great ! I am so happy  to have another  day to praise our king   AMEN

Mar 1
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Hallelujah,  Amen!. Thank you Jesus for saving my soul.

Mar 1
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Amen...truth is best way.  He is the truth, the life & way....

Mar 1
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father, I repent of all my sins and I need Your leading to be more of You in my life. I believe that Your Son gave His life for me, that Your mercy descend upon me and follow Your designs. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. Praise and honor be to Your Holy name. 

Thank you Pastor for this exceptional message, God bless you. 

Mar 1
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Jennifer Nielsen
Jennifer Nielsen

AMEN  !!!!!!!

Mar 1
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen! Jesus today, tomorrow and forever!!!

Mar 1
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Rhonda Jones
Rhonda Jones

Amen.  Thank You Lord for sending your son to save us.  

Mar 1
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Danvie McLaughlin
Danvie McLaughlin

Amen

Mar 1
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Forgive my sins and my shortcomings dear God. Help me to have the fruits of the spirit within me. Praise God. Amen 

Mar 1
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Mar 1
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

Mar 2
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

HALLELUJAH

Mar 2
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Heart of the gospel.  I choose to follow You, Lord Jesus!  No turning back..no turning back!

Mar 6
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father please forgive me of my sins and the things that I have done wrong. I am sorry. Jesus, come into my life and be my Lord and Savior. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and guide me from this day forth. My life, is now Yours. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Hallelujah, thank you God. 

Mar 7