Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Why I Preach The Gospel



"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.
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.
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.
And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."  - Revelation 20:11-15 KJV. 

One of the most solemn passages of Scripture in the word of God. The Bible is clear to say "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:" - Hebrews 9:27 KJV. There is death, there is judgment, and there is hell. The coming judgment of God ought to awaken every soul on the face of this earth. A great white throne, God sitting upon the throne. God is Judge. Earth and heaven shall flee away. The books opened. Every man judged according to their works. This judgment is the judgment of the unsaved, those that rejected God's salvation through His only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. They have rejected the Saviour, and have perished in their sins into death and hell. One day, death and hell will deliver up those souls to God's great white throne. There is a fate worse than hell. Those in death and hell will be resurrected unto damnation. They will stand before the living God to be judged. Death and hell will be cast into the lake of fire, where the beast, the false prophet, and Satan himself will be in torments for ever and ever. Every soul not found written in the book of life will one day be cast into the lake of fire. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever. 

These are the souls that would not come to the Lord Jesus for salvation. They rejected the gift of God. Their names will not be found in God's book of life. "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." - Romans 6:23 KJV. A frightening day to behold. They judged themselves unworthy of eternal life, counting the gift of God as foolishness. Knowing that the wages of sin is death, they choose to pay their own wages in the lake of fire. 

Indeed the word of God is clear..."He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." - John 3:36 KJV. Again in 1 John 5:10-12 KJV - "He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life." There is only one way to have your name written in God's book of life, through God's Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Is your name written in the book of life?

"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." - Romans 10:13 KJV.

This is why I preach the Gospel, daily. I am a poor man saved by this Gospel. I have seen and tasted that the Lord is good unto those that call upon His name. By His grace my name is written in the book of life. This is no fairy tale, no fable, no fictional make believe. This is the TRUTH according to the very word of God. Nothing in this world is worth your soul. This is why I also WARN of ravenous wolves in sheep's clothing, false teachers. Let no man deceive you. Let no man, or angel, or devil deceive you into the eternal loss of your own soul. Do not deceive your own self! God commands all sinners come to repentance towards Him and faith in His Son, Jesus Christ the Lord. He came not to destroy the lives of men, but to save them. 

DWD
November 18th, 2015.

Friday, November 13, 2015

The Noble Way




"And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so." - Acts 17:10 -11 KJV.

While there are teachers given to the church, we ought to rely upon the Holy Spirit to teach us. He is our Guide unto all truth. The word of the Lord IS truth, and we ought to be in the Scriptures daily. The Holy Spirit will simply point folks to the Lord Jesus Himself, and to His word of truth. We are called to the Lord Himself, and we are to simply abide in the Lord Himself. We ought to let the word of Christ dwell in us richly, and we ought to abide in Him and His word. Churchianity and religion often get in the way, and we often need to escape it's clutches. Worldliness so easy entangles us all. Going to a church building saves no man. Vain religion saves no man. 

The call of the hour is to come unto the Lord Jesus Himself. Men are fallible, men are fickle, and many are false in these last days. The spirit of error is rampant, and many are seduced by this spirit that leads souls into error and destruction. The word of God, even the Lord Jesus Himself, says to BEWARE. Many are so easily offended in these last days as well, I see division on every side. It's hard to truly know true brethren from the false brethren. God is surely not the Author of all of this confusion. Know this, the truth of the word of God is FOOLISHNESS to those that are in error and are perishing. Even to many who have a Bible in their hands. We who truly believe have an unction from the Holy One, from the Lord Himself. 

1 John 2:20-21, 27 KJV - "But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth...But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him." 

This "anointing" is none other than the Holy Spirit of truth Himself. He comes to and abides in ONLY those that are truly saved and believe. All others are being led away by the spirit of error. I have learned that the Lord has ZERO tolerance for the spirit of error, and that a little leaven leaventh the lump. NO LIE is of the TRUTH. The Lord is our Teacher, and we ought to cleave unto Him alone. His Spirit is the Spirit of TRUTH. I know that there are teachers given, and yet we must be sober and alert at all times, and go to the Scriptures to check every word of any and every teacher, to see whether these things be so. There is a flood of false teachers in these last days. Lack of knowledge of the word of the Lord and ignorance DESTROYS the souls of men. We ought to go to the Scriptures whether the teacher is true or false. If he is false, he is to be rejected, marked, and avoided. If he is true, then the soul ought to be drawn closer to the Lord Himself and to His word. 

The Berean's even checked Paul, an apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ! And, they were called more NOBLE for doing so! Yet, many are offended at this. Many are offended if their favorite teacher is exposed or called into question. Revering men and calling them by flattering titles is dangerous ground. Following any man or woman is dangerous ground. Respect of persons is a sin. True nobility is having a ready mind to receive the word of God, even the words of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. True nobility is searching the Scriptures and comparing every jot and tittle to see if these things be so, according to the Scriptures. Man's opinion means nothing. The vain doctrines and traditions of men mean nothing. 

We live in the days where many will not endure sound doctrine, yet after THEIR OWN LUSTS heap to themselves many teachers to scratch their itching ears. BEWARE, lest you are led away with the error of the wicked. A noble heart is ready to be reproved by the word of God, to depart from evil, and to endure sound doctrine. The wicked heart hates reproof, rejects the truth, goes the way of error and unbelief, and will not endure sound doctrine. To the unsaved, repent and turn to the Lord Himself and be ye saved. To the saved, to anyone who has an ear to hear, repent, and only place your faith, trust, and confidence in Christ Jesus the Lord Himself.

-DWD
 November 13th, 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Warning!

Ezekiel 33:1 KJV - "Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

2 Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman:

3 If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;

4 Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.

5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.

6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.

7 So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.

8 When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.

9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.

10 Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel; Thus ye speak, saying, If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and we pine away in them, how should we then live?

11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?"

God's love and mercy sends WARNING before He sends the sword, before the time of His wrath. God sets watchmen, and commands them to WARN the people. The prophets of old, like Ezekiel, were the Lord's watchmen. They WARNED Israel of God's impending judgment. In these last days God has spoken through His only begotten Son, and has sent forth His word. Not only to Israel, but to both Jews and Gentiles. God's watchmen are hated, despised, most were killed. Even the Son was rejected and crucified upon the cross. In modern times there are watchmen, who tell of God's WARNINGS. They are misunderstood, despised, rejected, shunned, avoided, ignored, laughed at, scorned, mocked, accused, and slandered. The sword of God's judgment is coming, believe it or not, ready or not, to the whole of heaven and earth. Trifle not with God nor with your own souls. Hear this day this WARNING...The ancient cry to Israel rings true today to the whole world..."Turn ye from your way and live. Turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways! Why will ye die?" Turn to God through His dear Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, and live.

- DWD

Faithful Wounds

"Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful."
- Proverbs 27:6 KJV.

A true friend speaks the truth, even if the truth wounds. An enemy speaks lies to tickle the ears, speaking smooth things. A true friend warns, an enemy remains silent in the face of troubles. The kiss of deception is the betraying kiss of a Judas whose heart is not sincerely with you. The faithful wounds of a friend reveal a true heart that sincerely loves. A faithful friend is genuine. An enemy is full of false pretence. A true friend tends to life. An enemy, pretending to be a lover, is in truth a destroyer. There is a Spirit of truth, and there is a spirit of error. The Spirit of truth reproves the world of sin. The spirit of error will bear no reproof, and rejects the truth. True love WARNS. False love, under the guise of being true, in the face of danger, leaves the heart in silence. The wounds of a friend are FAITHFUL. The kisses of an enemy are DECEITFUL.

- DWD

A True Witness

"A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies."
- Proverbs 14:25 KJV.

The Spirit of truth speaks the truth, and leads a soul unto the truth. The word of God is truth. His truth sets the soul free from bondage. The spirit of error speaks lies, and leads a soul unto error. Error leads a soul unto bondage. Even truth leavened with the leaven of lies is both an error and a lie still. It only takes a little leaven to leaven the whole lump. The Spirit of the Lord is that true witness that delivers souls. The spirit of error is the spirit of the devil, the father of lies. He is that deceitful witness that fills the air with disinformation and bears a false witness. A soul is being led by the Spirit of truth or is being led by the spirit of error. A soul is following a true witness, or is following a deceitful witness. A life is ruled by TRUTH or by DECEIT. A true witness delivereth souls, a deceitful witness leads souls to hell and destruction.

- DWD