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Published by Jerry Baysinger on 26 Aug 2016

WASHER OR DRIER?

I read a comment on Facebook from a friend who asked why someone would want to go to a church that left them “drier” than when they went in.  And I agree fully.  Church is not entertainment, but rather a continuation of the worship you SHOULD be doing every day at home, where you go to be taught, encouraged, corrected, and healed by God’s Word.  Sadly, many churches have made big business out of entertaining the people.  And people wonder why they aren’t seeing the works of the Holy Spirit there.  I commented back to the effect that if the “Washer” was present, it wouldn’t be like that. Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 19 Aug 2016

THAT BEGUN IN THE SPIRIT CANNOT BE FINISHED IN THE FLESH

This morning when asking the LORD what to write about, absolutely IMMEDIATELY the Spirit spoke to me Galatians 3:3, so here we go. Through history man has learned to mix different metals to create alloys, which are stronger together than any of the individual metals are alone  It’s just in our nature to try to invent and improve things.  And I see the same thing happening where people try to mix the things of the Spirit of God with the things of the flesh, thinking they would end up with something that would work better than the Spirit or the flesh alone. But the “alloy” they produce has no strength at all and fails when put to the test.  Why is it that we try to mix the Spirit with the flesh? Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 12 Aug 2016

FISHERS OF MEN

The Lord Jesus told His disciples that if they would follow Him, He would make them fishers of men.  Have you ever given careful consideration to that statement?  Here is the passage in Matthew 4: Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 05 Aug 2016

WHY SO MANY DENOMINATIONS?

It troubles me that there is so much division in the body of Christ. In every town there are several churches, all preaching a different “Gospel”, with different doctrines, some do this, some do that, and none agree with the other to any great extent.  Somewhere along the line, the Gospel got hijacked, and the “Gospel” we are hearing today doesn’t line up with the Gospel the disciples heard from the Lord Jesus. Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 29 Jul 2016

THE FEAR OF MAN

Well, today I’d like to use some verses from Proverbs 29.  I study Proverbs each day, it is fitting to do so, as the LORD gave us 31 Proverbs, one for each day of the month. Today’s Proverb is fitting for general wisdom AND for healing, and you know how I love to teach about healing, as it is my calling.  Let’s get started: Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 22 Jul 2016

DRAW NIGH TO GOD

We spend a lot of time praying, asking God to get the devil off our case, to heal us, to fix our finances, to do this or that, when all the time God has already given us the solution to our problems.   His instructions are clear and are not a mystery hidden in layers of dark sayings, yet we tend to ignore them and try to find another way.  Why is that?  It is written in James 4:7-8 :
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 15 Jul 2016

INIQUITY SHALL ABOUND

My wife and I went on an emergency ministry trip this week, and we didn’t waste any time getting to our destination.  What I mean by that is, if the speed limit was 55, I drove 55.  If it was 70, I drove 70.  But you would have thought that in every state I passed through, it was like we were parked in comparison to the vehicles that passed us.  Now I’ve driven race cars in the past and am perfectly comfortable at high speeds, but years ago, the LORD told me in no uncertain terms that if I was going to represent Him, then I must obey the laws of the land, which includes the speed limit. Why, LORD?  Pretty much everyone else speeds. He said, “You’re not everyone else, you’re working for ME, so act like it.” He only had to tell me that ONCE.

Well, I guess God does not approve of lawlessness, even if everyone else does.  You see, even many of God’s children break the speed limit, because I see people flying past me all the time with Christian bumper stickers on their vehicles, so apparently they think it’s ok.  Years ago lots of people had bumper stickers that said, “WWJD?”, meaning,  “What Would Jesus Do?”  Would Jesus drive over the speed limit?  Would God be glorified by lawlessness?  That “WWJD?” still stays with me to this day.  What WOULD Jesus do, and what would He NOT do?  Even if I don’t know everything He WOULD do, I know for sure He only did that which glorified His heavenly Father.  As His disciples, it is each of our responsibility to do likewise.

Now in this passage of scripture Jesus dropped a notable nugget that we need to pay real attention to:
Mat 24:4  And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
Mat 24:5  For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
Mat 24:6  And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Mat 24:7  For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Mat 24:8  All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Mat 24:9  Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
Mat 24:10  And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
Mat 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Mat 24:12  And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
Mat 24:13  But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Some churches warn us of false prophets, but many don’t.  What exactly is a “false prophet” anyway?  Is it one who says Jesus is not LORD?  Or can it be those who don’t specifically warn us to do what is right in God’s eyes?  The Lord Jesus said, And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. Did you get that?  MANY! And the Greek translates that word to “the majority of”, and shall deceive “the majority of”.  And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

We are told by most that we are under GRACE, not under the law, so many people just do whatsoever they want, because if our sins are forgiven, then it’s ok to do whatsoever is right in your own eyes, right?  The Apostle Paul had a lot to say about iniquity, that grace is not license to sin.  I’ve preached for years on that, likening GRACE to a safety net under a tightrope walker at the circus.  His will is to walk safely across the tightrope to the other side, but the safety net is there to catch him in case he falls off.  On the other hand, GRACE is not a TRAMPOLINE like most people use it as an excuse for lawlessness.  Even speeding is lawlessness.  Plain and simple, it’s rebellion against God’s authority, for there are no powers that be, except that God has allowed it for His purpose.

Grace is a tricky thing, that if improperly preached, it is taken as license to be a law unto yourself.  It is already in our fallen nature to “do our own thing”, and we can readily see it just by driving down the highway.  There is no fear of God, no fear of the law, no fear of being stopped and given a ticket, no respect for anyone else’s safety or convenience whatsoever, it’s “Get out of my way!”  We nearly got run off the road three times on our trip.  I drive with the attitude that everyone I see on the road is out to hit me, because I’m also a motorcycle rider, so I’m always alert and preparing to take evasive action, and it pays off.  I told my wife, I not only have to drive for ME, but for the idiots who are lawless or not paying attention. Don’t you know, the actions of others can destroy you, even if YOU are doing what is right, so you must always be alert. But even though iniquity shall abound, we as God’s children must not allow our love to wax cold.

It’s pretty obvious the love of many, “the majority of”, has grown cold because they have chosen to push God out of their lives, and do whatever is pleasing in their own sight.  What is really sad, though, is how many of God’s children are the ones who have allowed their love to wax cold and have become just like the rest of the world, that is, lawless.  And they think because they are under GRACE, that it’s ok.  But it isn’t.  I said, IT ISN’T!  We need more preachers in the pulpit warning people to repent and get right before God, because it’s obvious by the Word of God that MANY will be lost to iniquity.  And that certainly is NOT God’s will, however, He continues to give us FREE WILL, so we can choose our path.  But that does not give us the ability to choose the consequences we will suffer as a result of our choices.

For example, we can choose to exceed the speed limit, some do get away with it.  Others get a ticket, and they will try to talk the officer out of it, or blame law enforcement for the ticket, when in fact, it was their own lawlessness that got them stopped in the first place. They chose to speed, but they didn’t get to choose the consequences of the ticket, money and time lost, maybe lawyer fees,  insurance rates going up, possible loss of their driver’s license, and more.  We can choose to disregard God’s laws but we don’t get to choose the consequences.  And we wonder why people’s love has grown cold?  We wonder why people in churches just don’t have a lot of love for others that we would expect from “Christians”?  The answer is plain and simple, INIQUITY ABOUNDS both in and out of the church.

Don’t be a part of the problem; be part of the solution.  Do what Jesus would do, and tell others to do the same every chance you get.  Lead by example:  DO what Jesus would do!  We cannot escape the eyes of the LORD, who sees and hears all we do.  We want to do our own thing, yet expect God to answer our prayers?  We want to be able to do what we will, yet expect God to bless our finances?  Do we seriously expect God to heal us and keep us well, when we disregard doing what His Holy Spirit prompts us to do?  Dream on, people, it isn’t going to happen.  Only when we live in obedience to God’s will can we know we have God’s blessings.  And when the devil comes to kill, steal and destroy, like he always does, we can demand he get his hands off our lives and off our goods, in the name of Christ Jesus of Nazareth, and he will flee from us.  After all, the devil is the lawless one.

If YOU are having problems from the devil right now, make sure it’s him and not YOU that iniquity is abounding in.  Enough said about that. You know what to do now.  Just do it.

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 08 Jul 2016

BE FULLY PERSUADED AND DOUBT NOT

The person who believes God always heals, and the person who believes God does not always heal are BOTH CORRECT!  Ok, now that I’ve opened a whole new can of worms, let us embark on our journey of exploration.
I’d like to use Mark 11:23-24 for the launching pad.  This is not “thus saith Jerry”, but rather, “thus saith THE LORD”.  Your opinion or mine is not important whatsoever. What God said, IS. Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 01 Jul 2016

WISDOM

The book of Proverbs is a book of wisdom, and there is a proverb for each day of the month.  I like to read a proverb each night before going to bed and fall asleep meditating on it. The world teaches us to seek money and possessions, but the Bible tells us to seek wisdom.  Who is the source of all wisdom?  That has to be God, and He wants to impart wisdom to us. I’ve often said, wisdom enables us to recognize a mistake when we make it again.  And the biggest mistake I see people make is not believing what is written in the Bible. Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 24 Jun 2016

REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE

We read a sad, sad story in Genesis chapter three about the fall of mankind in the Garden of Eden.  God had created Adam and Eve and gave them authority and dominion over all the earth, and guess what happened? They gave it all to the devil.  Does that mean God was finished with mankind?  No, God always has a plan. Let’s read about it. Continue Reading »

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