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Behold

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Here is why people do not believe in Jesus, right now..
Here is why UNBELIEVERS exist, right now.. who have never been born again..

A.) "in whom (that person) the god of this world has BLINDED THEIR MIND... as otherwise the Light of the Glorious Gospel of Christ would shine into them".. and they would become EN-LIGHTENED... = A "child of the Light".. born again... A BELIEVER,.. a CHRISTIAN.

A Preachers Job, first and foremost, is the Show you the LIGHT<= and that is Jesus on the Cross, dying for your sin... and that He is the Only Way to God.

The LIGHT< is the "Gospel of the Grace of God". and this Gospel was given by "JESUS who is the Light of the World".

So reader that is your ministry, as all believers are called to minister The Gospel = to unbelievers.

And the way to do that wrong, is to not understand Salvation correctly... and the other way you do it wrong ....is to make it too complex for them to hear.

Remember , you are talking to someone, more than likely.... who only sees God as : ""very angry with me, and sends people to hell"".
They may even be an unbeliever who is infected with some of John Calvin's horrible teaching, and they think.. ."God causes all this evil so why would i want to trust in that """"

So, when you talk to people about their soul , their salvation, dont turn on the Theology. .. .dont start trying to explain about... "well, your spirit is separated from God's because Adam bit the apple and Satan took over, and now you are going to hell because of this. And if you want to become a child of the Light, then you ..............

NO NO NO...

Do not become a pretend bible scholar when dealing with a Soul..

Instead become the LOVE OF GOD.
Become the LOVE OF GOD.
Become merciful to a sinner.
Become kind and caring, and show them that Jesus on the Cross = is God's love for them.

Do THAT, as that is how you lead someone to Christ.

Never try to teach THEOLOGY.....to an unbeliever.
Only show them God's UNCONDITIONAL Love., and let Christ be THAT One for them.

If they wont have it, if they wont listen, then ask.. ."would you mind if i prayed with you". "is there any thing in your life that we could pray about and ask God to help with "??

Many times their TEARS will appear.....because everyone HURTS.
Understand?
= They HURT. They have hurts, pain, inner scars, disappointing Lives.. Horrible Children, unfaithful husband ,or wife., drug addiction, alcohol problem......Parents never loved them.. Dad abused them...
They have Cancer. They are dying.. They want to commit suicide, and think about it all the time....

A.) They NEED JESUS and dont realize it, but you do, and you are their way to Him..

So, if all they will have is Prayer, then that is wonderful, because they will share their pain, and you share that God is the DOCTOR and the blood of Jesus is the MEDICINE>.
= THE Cross Of Christ, is the LOVE OF GOD for us ALL.

Give it to them.... and God will do the rest.
Its God's will to save them.
Its our job to be available for them.


Listen,


The Devil's main ministry is to prevent everyone from seeing their need for God's Salvation, from believing it, as if he can BLIND YOUR MIND so that you never Trust in Christ..... then, He just sent them to Hell.

That is what He is currently doing to every unbeliever .
He has blinded their mind so that they can't SEE what we KNOW.... yet.
 
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Ronald Nolette

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Here is why people do not believe in Jesus, right now..
Here is why UNBELIEVERS exist, right now.. who have never been born again..

A.) "in whom (that person) the god of this world has BLINDED THEIR MIND... as otherwise the Light of the Glorious Gospel of Christ would shine into them".. and they would become EN-LIGHTENED... = A "child of the Light".. born again... A BELIEVER,.. a CHRISTIAN.

A Preachers Job, first and foremost, is the Show you the LIGHT<= and that is Jesus on the Cross, dying for your sin... and that He is the Only Way to God.

The LIGHT< is the "Gospel of the Grace of God". and this Gospel was given by "JESUS who is the Light of the World".

So reader that is your ministry, as all believers are called to minister The Gospel = to unbelievers.

And the way to do that wrong, is to not understand Salvation correctly... and the other way you do it wrong ....is to make it too complex for them to hear.

Remember , you are talking to someone, more than likely.... who only sees God as : ""very angry with me, and sends people to hell"".
They may even be an unbeliever who is infected with some of John Calvin's horrible teaching, and they think.. ."God causes all this evil so why would i want to trust in that """"

So, when you talk to people about their soul , their salvation, dont turn on the Theology. .. .dont start trying to explain about... "well, your spirit is separated from God's because Adam bit the apple and Satan took over, and now you are going to hell because of this. And if you want to become a child of the Light, then you ..............

NO NO NO...

Do not become a pretend bible scholar when dealing with a Soul..

Instead become the LOVE OF GOD.
Become the LOVE OF GOD.
Become merciful to a sinner.
Become kind and caring, and show them that Jesus on the Cross = is God's love for them.

Do THAT, as that is how you lead someone to Christ.

Never try to teach THEOLOGY.....to an unbeliever.
Only show them God's UNCONDITIONAL Love., and let Christ be THAT One for them.

If they wont have it, if they wont listen, then ask.. ."would you mind if i prayed with you". "is there any thing in your life that we could pray about and ask God to help with "??

Many times their TEARS will appear.....because everyone HURTS.
Understand?
= They HURT. They have hurts, pain, inner scars, disappointing Lives.. Horrible Children, unfaithful husband ,or wife., drug addiction, alcohol problem......Parents never loved them.. Dad abused them...
They have Cancer. They are dying.. They want to commit suicide, and think about it all the time....

A.) They NEED JESUS and dont realize it, but you do, and you are their way to Him..

So, if all they will have is Prayer, then that is wonderful, because they will share their pain, and you share that God is the DOCTOR and the blood of Jesus is the MEDICINE>.
= THE Cross Of Christ, is the LOVE OF GOD for us ALL.

Give it to them.... and God will do the rest.
Its God's will to save them.
Its our job to be available for them.


Listen,


The Devil's main ministry is to prevent everyone from seeing their need for God's Salvation, from believing it, as if he can BLIND YOUR MIND so that you never Trust in Christ..... then, He just sent them to Hell.

That is what He is currently doing to every unbeliever .
He has blinded their mind so that they can't SEE what we KNOW.... yet.
While we do love the sinner and demonstrate the love of God to them- we must preach the gospel. It isw not our love, good deeds, compassion, and niceness that will save hem, but the hearing or reading of the gospel that will save them As Paul said:

Romans 1:16

King James Version

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
 

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Here is why people do not believe in Jesus, right now..
Dear Behold,
Your statements above are unscriptural and are based on the works of man (Old Covenant) rather than the works of Christ (New Covenant).

The gospel you are presenting is Satan's "another gospel" which all apostate churches follow and teach.

Here is what a person is like who does not have the Spirit of God within them:

Rom 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Rom 3:10 As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one: 11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.

1Cor 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.


No matter how much light a person tries to shine on a blind person, they will still not be able to see. That is the nature of being blind. For a person to have sight, Christ must heal their blindness - He is the only one who can.

When Christ decides to heal a person's blindness, He will come to them (without their asking or permission) and freely give them the Spirit of Faith (also called the Early Rain of the Spirit). With the small measure of the Spirit indwelling the person, they will have a measure of faith. Only then will they be able to see Christ - but only in a near-sighted way (a carnal way). If the person has also been chosen from the foundation of the world to be saved in this age, Christ will come to them a second time and give them the Spirit of Truth (the Latter Rain of the Spirit). With the Spirit of Truth, the person's spiritual blindness will be totally healed and they will see Christ as He truly is (the spiritual way). Only then will the person be saved and converted.

Here is one of the places where Christ teaches how He heals the blind of this world:

Mark 8:15 And he charged them, saying, take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod. 16 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, it is because we have no bread. 17 And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened? 18 Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember? 19 When I broke the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say unto him, Twelve. 20 And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven. 21 And he said unto them, how is it that ye do not understand?

In the verses above, Christ is giving His disciples a lesson on the spiritual language of God's Word - His language. At this point in time (before they were converted at Pentecost), the disciples had received the Early Rain of the Spirit but had not yet received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit (Latter Rain). And because of such, they were still spiritually blind and could not understand what Christ was teaching them.

Christ ends His comments above by asking the disciples this question: How is it that ye do not understand? No response from the disciples is recorded in scripture. However, Christ answers His own question in the very next four verses.

Mark 8:22 And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him. 23 And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought. 24 And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. 25 After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.

Since Christ is the Word of God, He teaches us not only through His words which are recorded in scripture but also by the things He did. In answering the question that He proposed to the disciples in verse 21, Christ goes to Bethsaida and gives us His answer in type by the healing of a blind man.

In verse 23, Christ leads a blind man out of the city. Once outside the city, Christ places spit on his eyes and touches him with His hands. These actions occur as the blind man is looking down which symbolizes the carnal aspect of His healing. Christ does not have to tell the blind man to look down, the blind man just does it naturally. The spit (water) symbolizes the blind man receiving the Early Rain of the Spirit with its accompanying vision (carnal understanding). This event represents the time when an unbeliever is called out from the world and enters the church. After Christ asks the man what he could see, the man looks up and says that he could see men walking as trees. "Walking as trees" is a spiritual symbol for called out believers who walk by sight rather than by faith. At this point, the blind man is a type of a called out believer. The man’s blindness was not total any longer but he was still very near-sighted and could only see "Christ and Him crucified" (1Cor 2:2). This means that the new believer can only see Christ's physical work that He did under the Old Covenant and not His spiritual work of conversion which He is presently doing under the New Covenant.

This first healing of the blind man reflects the true spiritual condition of a new believer when they first enter the church. At that time, they are left carnally minded and spiritually near-sighted. They can see a little but that only opens the door to Satan's deceptions - deceptions which each new believer readily accepts due to their carnal nature still being in control of them (Mat 12:43-45, Mat 24:24 & Luke 5:39).

Peter says this near-sighted condition is the same as being blind:

2Pet 1:9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins (they are mixing their own works with faith).

In the final verse of the story, Christ lays His hands upon the man’s eyes again, but as He does, Christ has the man look up instead of down. This second healing represents the Latter Rain of the Spirit when true spiritual vision is given to the believer. The man’s upward gaze represents the spiritual aspect of the healing in contrast to the carnal aspect when the blind man was looking down at the earth.

From that moment onward, we now know that the blind man is a type for a called AND chosen believer who has received both the Early and Latter Rains (James 5:7-8). He has been given eyes that can see spiritually. From his new ability to understand God's Word, he will then come out from Satan's deceptions and will begin walking by faith. He will be included in the resurrection of the First Fruits and will receive the reward of life during the ages.

Mat 25:46 And these shall go away to punishment age-during, but the righteous to life age-during.'

For those who were not chosen and were not given eyes that can see spiritually (the rest of mankind), they will go away to judgment and will suffer loss but by the end of that age, they too "shall be saved, yet so by fire":

1Cor 3:13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. 14 If any man's work abides which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

Joe
 
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