As I was reading the scriptures this morning, I came across a passage that really concerned and alarmed my heart - as it is rarely taught - though it is clearly laid out in the Bible and especially in the book of Hebrews chapter 10. which I want us to look at.  

It is concerning those that have actually received the Lord at one point - but then turn back from following and believing in Him.  (or said a prayer with their mouth, but never actually believed in their heart or followed Christ to know Him and continued living a sinful life by willful choice)   I know a few people clearly in this category and am praying for them, hoping that they will read this.  But my opinion means nothing except that it lines up with God’s word - so I will print it below so you can read for yourself in God’s inspired Word. (I have printed two different versions for clarities sake)

Hebrews 10:26-31  (KJV)   For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Hebrews 10:26-31 (Living Bible)  If anyone sins deliberately by rejecting the Savior after knowing the truth of forgiveness, this sin is not covered by Christ’s death; there is no way to get rid of it.  There will be nothing to look forward to but the terrible punishment of God’s awful anger, which will consume all his enemies.  A man who refused to obey the laws given by Moses was killed without mercy if there were two or three witnesses to his sin.  Think how much more terrible the punishment will be for those who have trampled underfoot the Son of God and treated his cleansing blood as though it were common and unhallowed, and insulted and outraged the Holy Spirit who brings God’s mercy to his people.
 For we know him who said, “Justice belongs to me; I will repay them”; who also said, “The Lord himself will handle these cases.”  It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Now if this is you, or you think possibly you and it concerns you - their is so much hope.  It is indeed Jesus that caused you to read this.  It is now you have a chance to repent and turn from your sinful ways - reject that life and follow Him.

Let me now put more from Hebrews 10 and point something out.

Hebrews 10: 32,33   But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;
 Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used.

If you at one point prayed a “sinner’s prayer”  - but never experienced a change in your life or heart.   Never any persecutions or rejections because you are not ashamed of Christ.  If you just did this for fear of hell and looking for fire insurance - I would ask yourself….is there any fruit in my life that I was born again?  If your prayer and surrendering to Christ was not  of the heart, there may be a problem.  As John the Baptist said to the pharisees in Luke 3:7,8…..Oh generation of vipers, who told you to flee the wrath that is to come,  bring forth fruits of repentance….
While this is John speaking to the unbelieving Jews…there is a principal here.  There should be fruits of repentance in every believers life.  A change of some kind should be visible - even if small at first - it should grow with time.  If there was absolutely no change in your life - like feeling convicted when you continued in your old sin.  You may not be in a good place with God.  The remedy?  Call on His name while He can be found.  Isaiah 55:6
Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

Don’t wait another minute,  loved one!!!  Hit your knees now and ask forgiveness and for God to give you the power to forsake your sins and addictions.  He will help you with it all.  God is for us not against us.  (romans 8:31)

We are saved by faith in the work of Jesus and not by works lest any man should boast…..the word clearly says this.  But we cannot leave off the rest of God’s instructions to flee sin.  God sees our hearts  - His grace is available to carry you all the way to freedom and He is patient as long as you are not blowing His instructions off.

Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
17 But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.

I am afraid in the deceptive era of “seeker sensitive churches”  of which I myself had to repent to being a part of…..many, many were led to believe a watered down gospel and did not continue on to search the scriptures and follow Christ and seek His face to know Him.

The scariest scripture in the Bible is this:   Matthew 7:22-24 “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:”

I am not writing this from any other place than love and a deep concern for our fellow man.  I want to see everyone make it to heaven.  We seem to not dwell on the fact that there are people that will not make heaven and either go to hell or to the place of weeping and gnashing of teeth with the hypocrites.

Let us all pray for our own hearts and be attentive to our internal condition and to pray for all those we love and that God has placed in our lives.

God IS LOVE!  That is why He reaches out to all mankind and why the whole earth is full of His glory and creation is evidence enough of His existance.  But we must all know that this age will come to an end and the door for repentance will close.  Also, our deaths which can come unexpectedly.

Much love from all my heart. 

A voice crying in the wilderness  - prepare ye the way of the Lord.  He is coming again!!!

John 3:3-8 “ Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”
Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

Notice Jesus words…what is born of flesh is flesh and what is born of Spirit is spirit. You have already been born of flesh. It is your spirit that needs to be born again.

Ezekiel 36:26-27
“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.  I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.”

2 Corinthians 5:17-18 “ Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.  Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ…”

The Bible tells us that we need to be born again. Then He explains why…

Romans 3:23 “… for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”

Romans 6:23 “ For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

We are all born in the image of God. (Genesis) But when Adam and Eve fell and succumbed to satan’s temptation, they yielded their authority to him and spiritual death took place. The perfect garden and life God planned got messed up. But immediately God had a solution to undo the damage that was done, but it was costly to Him. The price was to send His Son as a perfect sacrifice to bring us back into a “born again” state if we would believe and accept what Jesus did for us on the cross.

Romans 10:9-10 “…that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has 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.”

Romans 10:13 “ For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

What God has done is a free gift and cannot be earned.

Ephesians 2:8-9 “ For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,  not of works, lest anyone should boast.”

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

So we see that:

1. We must be born again.
2. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
3. Salvation is a free gift purchased by the work of Jesus Christ
4. Invite Jesus to be your Lord and Savior and repent of your sins

Prayer is simply talking to God. He is listening. All the time. And He eagerly awaits for you to call on Him. When you do and ask Him to be your Lord and Savior and to forgive you for your sins –  you enter into a relationship with Him and you are born again. You may not feel it immediately because it happens in your spirit. The core of your being. But as you continue to seek Him. Read His Words.  Pray/ talk to Him and listen. You will begin to grow.

We are a spirit. With a soul (which is our mind, will, and emotions), and we live in a body. You have now begun an exciting journey to know the Lord and to discover what your purpose in life is. What did He have in mind when He made you? There is nothing more fulfilling than to know God and to know your destiny.

You are now a child of God if you accepted Him and prayed that prayer.  Your name was written in the Lamb’s Book of Life!  (Revelation 21:27) You are a part of His eternal family forever.  So press in to know Him.  All you do here will echo into eternity.  You are here for a reason and a purpose.

Read your Bible daily.  It is the Bread of Life and has answers about the kingdom of God. Seek it like treasure. Life following after Christ is far from boring as you will find in all of my free videos.  ( Youtube Channel – Passing The Torch – with Jean Chamblee )   They are there to help you learn and grow in spiritual things.

Matthew 7:7
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”

Hebrews 13:5   “For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are all on your side!  Romans 8:31  “If God is for us, who can be against us?”   He is right there with you.

God bless you on your journey!  Life in Christ is awesome!  You were born on purpose. You have a destiny!  You are precious to God and worth the price that He paid. He decided a long time ago that you were worth it!  You are valued in His sight more than you know.

Blessings on your journey,     Jean