Do the necessary steps to truly know Jesus, that You may be in line with His ways and do His will. 1“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?” This is so important for our salvation, for we cannot enter heaven if we are found out to be reprobates and not true followers of Jesus. Now, as this is not taught often in church, I will help define what a reprobate is using the Bible and Paul’s own words. He said, 2“but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.” Jesus surely cannot live with someone that is of this world. As was defined, this wicked lifestyle keeps a person away from God’s holiness, even though they may profess to know Him. Truly, their lifestyles denies Him, as they are disobedient to God in their way of life and sin often without repentance. Please know that church will not save anyone, but only their own walk in the light of Christ, otherwise, they are reprobates in the sight of God. And if you have examined yourself and know that this is what defines your life, then repent before it is too late. 3In judgement, such people will taste a second death, while being cast into the lake of fire.
As I speak these things, as do Paul, 1“I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates.” We know the dangers of living in sin and not in the purity of God’s love and are here to warn you. 1“Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates.” 1” This also we wish, even your perfection.” As this is vital to us being saved or not. We are either on the Lord’s side or not. And if you are seeking perfection, there is a wall up against temptation. God has given Paul over that He 1“should use sharpness” For as Paul said, it is 1“according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.” It is much better to know the dangers ahead and be warned about them, lest we continue in our sinful ways and go to hell. This is out of love that he taught this and I use the same approach when sharing this message with you today. 1“Finally, brethren” and sisters, 1“farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.” No longer do things that are harmful to the body and soul. Take every evil thought captive and give it to God. If there is any sort of sexual sin or addiction in your life, confess these things to the Lord now. Allow Him to change your wicked reprobate life. In doing this, He will lead you out of darkness and into His light. This I pray for the salvation of your soul.
Let us pray:
Lord God, I pray that every sinner will be convicted of their sins and turn from them and unto You for forgiveness, lest they have to pay the price of their own sins in hell. I pray that more people will be convicted of their wrong doings and no longer be called a reprobate. In confessions, can you take anyone that is heartfelt and humble and lead them away from the darkness and into Your light. Because You are willing to heal anyone that submits themselves to You, the dangers ahead of people are on their one heads and not Yours. For You have sent people to warn them and this wicked generation has not listened. Only the few and the chosen have listened and repented of their sins and have made You the Lord of their lives. They have been made clean before Your presence. So Lord, I ask that You take every defiled person that trusts in You and bath them in Your mercy. In Your great compassion there will find forgiveness and peace for their souls. May they learn to seek You and be separate from the craftiness of this world starting today. You are the only way to salvation and eternal life in heaven. In You there is comfort, peace, joy, and love that never ends. Anything else in this world is here to deceive and lead people on a path to destruction. So rest with those that are ready and willing to receive You now. Come inside of their hearts and souls and breathe new life into them. May You be with them, as You are with me always and forever. I love You Lord. In You I trust above all things. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
12 Corinthians 13 (KJV)
1 This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.
2 I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present, the second time; and being absent now I write to them which heretofore have sinned, and to all other, that, if I come again, I will not spare:
3 Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you.
4 For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.
5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
6 But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates.
7 Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates.
8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.
9 For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection.
10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.
11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
12 Greet one another with an holy kiss.
13 All the saints salute you.
14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
2Titus 1:10-16 (KJV)
10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:
11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.
12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, the Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.
13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.
15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
3Revelation 20:11-15 (KJV)
11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.