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I Saw the Strait Gate
Vision of Salvation
God Took Me to Heaven
Why don't "repeat after me's" work?
Why isn't prayer the vehicle of confession for salvation?
What is in a True Confession?
Some to Honor & Some to Dishonor
What Must We Confess About Christ?
What about God's move when someone asks Him into their heart?
When is your spirit born again?
God demonstrates when your spirit is born again!
Another Demonstration of when your spirit is reborn!
Baptism in water - What it is and what it isn't!
Wooing someone to the Altar can be a pitfall!

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Testimonies of God showing me the seriousness of
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God reveals how close the problem was to me.
God said, "Religion!"
A Little Boy with a Crusty Spirit!
Is your name written?
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From the author:
    I am writing this because I have had people contact me, upset about what I have written concerning salvation. I could tell that they had not read all that I presented and most certainly did not read all the evidences presented by the Holy Spirit as to the problems causing the 48% missing in Heaven.
    God revealed that there are no ministries in the earth that are not contributing to this problem, either by tradition or doctrine. Some of our wrong traditions are found in the testimonies of what happened, as God gave me the evidence. Leaders need to search with open hearts what the Holy Spirit has revealed because God holds leaders responsible for the souls they are able to touch. Understand that we grew up with these traditions and beliefs and haven't checked them out with God. Get with God and find out if what I give witness to is true.
    Some of you will think it "nervy" of me to be bold like this, but you have not been to heaven and looked in hell to see a believer who was there because of the traditions and doctrines of men! Recently I became bolder when the Lord spoke this to me, "Why are you concerned about upsetting those people? If I had not moved in your life your daughters would still be unsaved, thinking everything was fine. I gave you the evidence."

Saw the Strait Gate!

Jesus said,

Matthew 7:14
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

    In a night vision., the Lord showed me a church bus loaded with joyous people, families singing songs, being driven up a hill by a person in darkness to the "Strait Gate."


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  They arrived and, after getting out of the bus, tried to pass through the "Strait Gate," but they were all turned away. Then they turned on the driver - beating him with their fists and trampling him underfoot.
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  One day I was on the web and a man shared this with me.

"There was a man in a church, who had a vision of standing over hell and watching someone reach down into the fire, and in agony began to pull heads up out of the flame. He would look at one face, then in disgust let go, and grab another person. The man from the church then asked him what he was doing? In a rage the burning man answered saying, 'I'm looking for the preacher who lied to me! Who didn't tell me the truth. I know he is here too, somewhere.'"

Jesus said,

Luke 13:24-27
24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. 25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are: 26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. 27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.

    The first thing God said to me when He started to teach me about salvation was this, "Things are not as they seem." I was a man who thought things were under control, that things were basically alright when it came to church. I kept ignoring the "things of the Spirit," like when God showed me what was happening at the Strait Gate. I did this for about three years, mainly because if I admitted what God was showing me by His Spirit I would have to deal with it. I wouldn't be able to just put God where I wanted Him and go on with my life. I share this vision with you because "Things are not as they seem" in the churches.
    The person in the vision driving the bus represents leaders, not just pastors or evangelists, who don't understand the legal, correct way that someone becomes saved. This person in darkness believes in and loves Jesus. He was singing right along with the passengers.
    The vision is God showing us two truths. One, that there is a problem in the doctrines of the churches which was forecasted in the Bible. Second, that the way through the Strait Gate is extremely easy.
    If you look at the picture, there is no gate in the opening of the Strait Gate, just like there was no door in the opening of the doorway the Holy Spirit showed me that represented the door one must pass through for salvation unto eternal life. I will mention this door again in the article "Why Don't 'Repeat After Me's' Work?" but it's described in more detail here.
    It was a doorway that was in a wall appearing to be of stone or concrete. It looked to be at least 3-4 feet thick. As I looked at this wall with the opening, I knew an atomic bomb couldn't change this door, or the wall. You or I cannot change the openings, or the way God has ordained to obtain salvation unto eternal life, by what we believe. The door I saw, and the Strait Gate (symbolically) represent the way God has ordained. Both "Things of the Spirit" show us clearly that the way is easy, with no "works" involved on our part when it comes to eternal salvation because there was no door and no gate in the openings. If we had to open the door or the gate, we would have to work (do works). Work has to do with doing something physically, changing something, etc. (One definition suggests that if you pushed on a wall all day without affecting it in some way, you have not worked.)
    I have brought to your attention that there is no gate to open in the Strait Gate because as you read through these articles that have to do with salvation, you too can understand why there is no gate in the Strait Gate, no "works" for you to perform to pass through the gate. You can understand that a true confession is not a work but a release, an admitting.
    Also, in the vision, the person on the other side of the gate was the one turning these people in the church bus away. I bring your attention to what Jesus said in Luke 13:24-27 in comparison to what the vision reveals.

24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

    The people in the church bus were going up an incline (will seek to enter in) to enter in and were turned away. The people on the bus had been turned away/shut out by a person of authority (master of the house).

25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:

    Keep in mind that the vision clearly shows us it is believers, church-going people, and leaders, who were shut out. Now, look at what Jesus says the people say who have been shut out.

26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.

    When I was in heaven, I saw a believer in hell who had taken communion (eaten and drunk in Thy presence). Taught in our streets is understandable because the church is symbolized as a city. It is clear that the people being shut out in verse 25 knew who Jesus is because they said, (Lord, Lord, open unto us;) and thought they should have been let in, just like the vision of the Strait Gate reveals by the people on the bus singing and having a good time. They knew where they were headed. Notice they knock at the door, not on the door, in the understanding there is no door in the doorway, nor gate in the gateway. Jesus then reveals in verse 27 why they weren't let in, Iniquity. Iniquity has to do with lawlessness. What they lacked was legal entry! We must realize that the way through the Strait Gate is a legal way; it is narrow, but extremely easy. The scriptures, Luke 13:24-27, paint a picture parallel to the picture painted by the vision. As you read through the following articles, you will come to understand the correct way and why it is so easy. I will be showing you the pitfalls as well as the correct way as the Lord showed them to me.


Vision of Salvation

    Here is the testimony of the vision of Salvation the Lord gave me and the events surrounding it:

    It was early during the time I was being called into the ministry that I asked the Lord to save my wife. Looking back, I know that nudge came from the Holy Spirit. For some reason I doubted my wife's salvation. I said, "Lord, save my wife. I don't know whether she is saved or not, Lord, but I'm asking you to save her. If there is some reason she is going to hell, let me take her place that she might live!" I meant it with all my heart. I felt a peace come over me and I just knew it was going to be alright. I knew it was done!
    That night my wife and I went to communion at our church. It was done differently and was very meaningful to both of us. The next morning I had a vision:

    I saw my wife standing before me and we were holding hands. I asked her the following questions.

"Last night when you ate the bread, did you believe it was the bread of life?

Her reply was, "Yes."

"When you drank the wine, did you believe it was the blood of Jesus, and that He died for you?"

Her reply was, "Yes."

"Even as you have confessed it unto me, one other person, your husband, you are saved."

    I enacted the vision with her that same morning, by asking her the questions in the vision. Her answers were all affirmative, just as God had revealed they would be.

Here are the facts the vision reveals:

#1) God knew what my wife believed in her heart and therefore knew her answers.

#2) God made it clear that our declaration of belief is to another person,
NOT TO GOD.

#3) God made it clear that she was not saved before that moment of the confession of her faith to me, her husband, even though she believed in her heart.

#4) God saved her by having me draw a confession from her.

After having the vision and enacting it I knew my wife was saved, simply because of the content of the vision. A few days later my wife came to me and asked me to buy her a Bible like mine, saying hers now seemed like a tinker toy. She had always used her Good News for Modern Man. She had previously told me it was the only one she could understand. This was the first outward sign of an inward change. Later God confirmed to me that she was saved because her name and assignment was in the book with the missing names. You will read about this in the article, Is Your Name Written?


God took me to Heaven

    As you read I am sure you will see why this experience changed my life. I was taken to Heaven, mainly because I didn't understand the significance of the vision of salvation.

Heaven:

God didn't ask if I wanted to go, but suddenly I found myself in Heaven. The scene opened on my third day there. I had been walking through what I would call clouds, up to my knees, exploring Heaven for three days. I remember seeing "meetings" going on here and there as I was walking. I realized I hadn't seen my wife who I knew should be there. I had loved my wife very much and was wondering what she thought about being here. I asked a person passing by if I could see the Lord. He came immediately, almost instantly, and was standing to my right. I asked the Lord where my wife was, expecting Him to take me someplace in Heaven to see her. Instead, He waved His right hand from left to right, and the floor of heaven opened up. The Lord pointed toward the opening. Crouching down, I peered over the edge to see my wife in hell. I was immediately overwhelmed. Getting up, crying, I confronted the Lord, pointing and saying, "Go get her."     He said, "What does My word say?"
   I was wracking my brain, trying to think of a scripture. Crying, I blurted out, "Your word says if you believe, you and your house shall be saved! (Acts 16:30) Lord, go get her!"
    The Lord said a second time. "What does My word say?"
    I said, "I don't know, Lord, I'm not a preacher." I was wracking my brain again, "Oh God, why doesn't He go get her?" Pointing towards hell again, I blurted out, "Romans - yes, Romans: If you believe in your heart and confess with your mouth, you shall be saved! She believes, go get her!"     I saw tears streaming down from the Lord's face as He said, "But what did I say?"  We were standing in tears, ankle deep. They were spilling out of Heaven where the Lord had parted it. Then the Lord said, "You go back and tell them that this is what would have happened if you and your wife had been killed before...."
    I was back on earth before the Lord finished His sentence. He knew I would understand what He was talking about: before... I had enacted the vision concerning salvation the Lord had given me earlier concerning my wife. The Lord immediately took me to:

Matthew 10:32
32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.

This is a covenant promise and a saying, that reveals how you go through Him to obtain eternal life.

Luke 6:47-49
47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will show you to whom he is like: 48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. 49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.

    My wife hadn't heard this saying in Matthew 10:32, nor had those around her led her to do what it says. Her house was built on sand, not on a rock like Jesus says it should be. The "rock" Jesus is talking about is the "sayings" of His that you must do to have a house that will stand, both here on earth, and when you enter heaven. God revealed to me that because of the church's lack of understanding (Matthew 10:32), had my wife really been killed, she would have come to ruin (...the ruin of that house was great). She would have gone to Hell!
    Your house is what you believe. It's what any particular church believes. It's what anyone believes. A house is where you feel safe and at home. Is your belief safe? My wife's wasn't, unknown to her or any of us. She believed, and was very comfortable with what she believed. Had she really been killed before 1980 she would be in hell right now and all those who believed she was in heaven would be wrong. You can't afford to wait and find out if your belief is right. It's too late to correct it after you die.


Why don't "repeat after me's" work?

    I want you to repeat these words out loud, "Fred's pickled fish farm." Where did those words come from? Did they come from you? No, they came from me. You see, not all the words we say come from us. Repeat after me, "I believe Jesus is the Son of God." Those words weren't any more yours than, "Fred's pickled fish farm." You may believe what they say but they are still not your words. Our personal declaration or confession of faith must come from (within) us, not someone else.
    When the Lord dealt with me about this He showed me a door. I knew in the vision that this door was not movable. The Lord said, "This is a one-man door." I kept looking at the door and He said again, "This is a one-man door." The vision didn't end until I understood that two men were trying to go through the door at the same time, and this is impossible.
    Jesus is the door and each individual must go through Him to become saved. When a person is led through a confession by repeating words, the words they are repeating are not their words but the person's leading them. (Two men trying to go through the door at the same time.) You can't get saved by repeating someone else's confession. Only you can establish what you believe, not anyone else.
    In Acts 8:35 - 37 Philip preached Jesus to a eunuch and he made sure he drew a confession from him before he was baptized. 35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. 36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? [Here is where Philip draws a confession from the eunuch!] 37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. [Here is where the eunuch answered from his own free will!] And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. No repeat after me's here! Philip knew the correct way to draw a confession out of people so that the confession is theirs.
    As a last resort, ask something like this, "Do you believe Jesus died for your sins and that God raised Him from the dead? Yes, or No?" Let them make the choice or make them make the choice! When a person makes a choice between, "yes, or no," they are establishing or denying the meaning of these words [Do you believe Jesus died for your sins and that God raised Him from the dead?] as their belief.
    "Repeat after me's" don't work! Reading (repeating) confessions out of a book, or from any other source, does not establish your belief because they simply are not your words. They are the words of the author. Neither Jesus, nor the disciples, ever did a "repeat after me." However Jesus was always drawing confessions from people. (The Lord's prayer was given as a pattern, not a repeat after me prayer.)


Why isn't prayer the vehicle of confession for salvation?

    First we need to see a pattern, a principle, that is set in Jesus' covenant promises. In Matthew 16:19 Jesus is giving Peter a key to the Kingdom of Heaven. In other words, what's the key, the pattern, of how we establish things and/or move God in Heaven? Jesus says to Peter, "And I will give thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." The pattern is, "We establish something on earth and what we established on earth moves God in Heaven." Jesus said in Matthew 6:14&15,

"For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly father will also forgive you: 15 but if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your father forgive your trespasses."

Here we see that same pattern and we also see that what we are establishing is established with men! Cornelious (Acts 10) practiced righteousness in the earth and that act was to men. That act and the fear of God produced a memorial in Heaven before God, Himself. Because of the memorial, God moved mightily on his behalf. He moved God because of what he did on earth. The list could go on.
    So we come to the same pattern concerning the confession of our faith. Jesus said that He is the only way to the Father. In other words, we must pass through Him to the Father. Jesus made a promise containing the same pattern of how we establish something in Heaven and it involves Him. Here is Jesus' covenant promise, "Whosoever therefore shall confess (declare) me before (to, at, against) men, him will I confess (declare) also before (to, at, against) my father which is in heaven." We see the same pattern of establishing on earth with men and that establishment moves God in Heaven. So a person establishes their belief to another person on earth, and simultaneously Jesus declares that person's belief to God. This is God's legal way, through His own Son. When we do it this way we are coming into covenant with God by agreeing with God that He sent His Son to save men.
    When we try to establish, or confess our belief directly to God through prayer, we are trying to bypass Jesus' covenant promise. We are trying to establish our belief in heaven ourselves rather than having Jesus establish it there for us. We can't establish anything directly in heaven, ourselves. By our acts we establish things on earth (our realm) and "what we establish on earth" is established in heaven (God's realm), simultaneously!
    The "Prayer of Salvation," used by a lot of believers, is man's idea. You will not find it in scripture, or used in scripture, by any disciple, or anyone else. The place you find it is in man's instructions, given at the bottoms of pages and various other places in some Bibles. Paul said that anyone who teaches a doctrine other than his was in error. In Romans 10:6-13 Paul teaches the mechanics of working our faith to become saved. Remember the pattern!

    He starts out by telling us not to be faithless, that we can move Christ on our own behalf.

6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above: ) 7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)

    Then he reveals how!

8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

    Then he gives understanding to what he just said, with all the "For"s.

10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

    He just explained the act of faith, which is a person's declaration of belief. Faith is accounted for righteousness but salvation comes at confession. The Lord showed me that the person I saw in Hell believed in their heart but hadn't confessed what they believed to another man!

11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

    He just said that we wouldn't be ashamed to declare our belief to another man. There is no reason for us to be ashamed to confess our belief to God, Himself. You could talk to God in an open field where no one could hear you. But there could be a problem of being ashamed in our confession to our fellow man.

12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

    He just said anyone, any nationality, any sinner, no matter what the sin, can become saved. He will move on their behalf before God if they will do the will of God, which is to have His Son declared to men on the earth.

Jesus said in Luke 6:47,48: 47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will show you to whom he is like: 48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.

    The teaching of Paul concerning salvation was established on a saying of Jesus, which is not movable, no matter what man believes, namely "Whosoever therefore shall confess (declare) me before (to, at, against) men, him will I confess (declare) also before (to, at, against) my father which is in heaven."

    There is no judgement on God's part concerning your salvation. Your name is either written in heaven, or it is not. Jesus is the only one who can write it there. It comes by your confession to another person, not works. In your confession you are letting go of your ability, admitting to man that you can't save yourself, that God made the way through His Son. Jesus establishes this fact for you in heaven, His way!


What is in a True Confession?

    Years ago the Lord had me write my first booklet. In that booklet the Lord gave me ten things that are in a true declaration of faith to another person. In this article I hope you can understand some of the "why's" as to how a person's eternal salvation rests in their profession of faith to another person and nothing else!

Proverbs 4:7
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

It is a wonderful, wonderful thing that God says you only have to believe and declare that belief to another person. You don't have to understand everything to become saved. Paul says in Romans 10 that you believe unto righteousness and declare unto salvation. This shows how easy it is and that reveals how much God loves us.

If I ask you this question, "Do you believe that Jesus Christ died for your sins and that God raised Him from the dead?" and if you believe this in your heart, and respond with a "Yes," then the ten items below are in that "Yes!"

No. 1 You are admitting who God is, who Jesus is, and who you are.

    You have been brought to admit that God sent His Son and that we all needed salvation, just like God said we did.

No. 2 You are revealing your faith in a God you cannot see.

    You are exposing to the world and mankind what is in your heart. Your declaration of what's in your heart is the act of your faith.

No. 3 You are admitting there are no works you can do; only Jesus' blood covers sin.

    Whether you really understand this or not, by your declaration you are admitting that only God can really give you eternal life, through His Son.

No. 4 You are admitting your sinful state.

    You may not know it but you are admitting the true sinful state of all mankind!

No. 5 You are admitting everything God ever did and said is true.

    Are you not admitting that what God said happened in the Garden of Eden is true? Are you not admitting that God destroyed Sodom? Aren't you admitting that God delivered Israel from Egypt and that He parted the sea at Moses' hand? Are you not admitting that God created everything through and for His Son? Are you not admitting everything God said and did concerning the accounts of Jonah, Abraham, Job, etc., are true, whether you understand them or not?

No. 6 Your inability's are in that profession.

    Are you not admitting that there was absolutely nothing man could do to save himself?

    Before we go on I must point out to you that God wants to establish this fact in you. A declaration or confession of faith is an admitting, not a work, that we do. Admitting is a letting go of something we have. Even when we establish our belief on earth to another person we are admitting - releasing - letting go. This has been proven to me quite a few times when a profession of faith has been drawn from a person. Many times a supernatural "relief" is noticed and felt. Even now, when I tell you that I know Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the one true God, I feel a release from just saying those words, a strange peace comes.
    If you do not see that a confession is an admission that God is right, a release, then you should reread the above before you go on.

No. 7 Repentance is in that profession.

    I remember when God was teaching me concerning this topic He said, "What are you going to do at My altar that My Son didn't do?" I ask you,"What are you going to do at God's altar or what are you going to lead someone else to do at the altar of God concerning eternal salvation, that His own Son didn't do?" Jesus did it all at the cross for us and the moment we go beyond "believe and confess" like Paul instructed, we are into our own works.
    I've had a few people say, "But you have to repent to become saved. You have to have a true repentant heart, not just confess." Well, "Repentance" is in a person's confession if they truly believe what they should. Only God knows! Repentance means to turn 180 degrees from what you are presently doing and/or believing. In a person's heart one turns 180 degrees, from non belief to belief in Jesus as Savior, and this is manifested or established in the world at the moment of that person's confession. Repentance manifested!
    It is not possible for a person to truly believe and confess Jesus without a repentant heart. The moment anyone truly realizes who Jesus is, they have had to realize that they are a sinner. They have had to come to the point on the inside of themselves where they realize they need help and there is only One who can save them. If you are a believer, think about the time that you finally realized who Jesus really is. Did you not, upon realizing this, have a repentant heart? Did you not say inside yourself, "God forgive me, a sinner?" This could have happened at any time of any day, anywhere, and it could have happened gradually or instantly.
    Some people say there has to be a sign of change and put that sign to a change in life style. These people are into salvation by works. Even prayer is an effort (works) on our part and any effort on our part is a work. This is why God wanted you to understand that a true confession is a letting go, an admission of our sinful state, not a work. It takes no effort to release your hand from a doorknob, you just simply relax (no effort) and it happens.
    We become saved through covenant promise, period. Jesus established those promises when He was here and they became legally established at His death. He did it! Our saying, "God forgive me," at an altar deals with the soul. What we do along this line at His altar is a righteous act but the Bible says our righteous acts are as filthy rags in God's eyes. People who insist on changes other than believing and confessing are telling God that His Son did an incomplete work at the cross. His blood covered the sin of not changing after we become saved! Jesus did a complete work when it comes to salvation unto eternal life and our future eternal life is completely in Him, not in anything we can do!
    To conclude the discussion on this point (7) - The only change that God requires for "salvation unto eternal life" is the pure and righteous change, the repentance produced by the Holy Spirit! The change that happens in the heart, going from non belief, turning 180 degrees to belief, is Repentance. Inside, what the Holy Spirit does in our hearts is that, "OH, God, forgive me!" It's the Holy Spirit who convicts and reveals truth unto our hearts. So we see that God actually does it all when it comes to "salvation unto eternal life!" It happens in our hearts at the moment of believing and is manifested or established at the moment of a person's profession of faith to another person (it becomes covenantly established).

No. 8 Submission is in that profession.

    When you declare or release your faith to another person you have finally submitted to what God has said and done.

No. 9 The revealing of everything you are now and everything you will be is in that profession.

    When God raised Jesus from the pits of Hell He raised eternal life for mankind. Before the cross this was not possible. The faithful city (Bride) was mentioned in the Old Testament but it became possible at the resurrection. Last day events became possible at the resurrection. I could go on and on. It all happened at the cross in that moment of a speck of time. When you reveal your belief to another person you are acknowledging everything you are now, your inability's and failures. Even though you don't understand all that God had planned for you, are you not also acknowledging everything you will be in eternity?

No. 10 A positive drive is in that profession.

     This may seem a strange thing that   the Lord had me put here. He did it because He wants everyone to understand and He knew that I (having been a farmer) understood mechanical things. Most people do.
    In a night vision I was on a very large river, swimming up stream as to go to its beginning. I kept encountering mechanical devices, gears meshing together, etc., and pulleys and arms tied together with arms. All these mechanical devices, gears, etc., were functional, moving as they should to drive the other moving part. These mechanical things were simply floating down the River, functioning together as they should. In the vision I knew I was going upstream on the river of truth that flows from the throne of God. On this river were mechanical devices flowing down from God. All the mechanical things I saw coming down from the throne were positive drives. If you move one part the other part that is hooked to that part must move!

    This is why I talk about the "mechanics" of salvation. The Lord wanted me to understand Matthew 10 :32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before (to, at, against) men, him will I confess before (to, at, against) my Father which is in heaven. This is a guarantee, a positive drive, an absolute, that when we make a profession to another person, it moves Jesus in Heaven! Paul starts out in Romans 10:6 in general, saying how we move God! He then reveals that our salvation lies in two steps, not three or more. Those two steps: believe unto righteousness and confess unto salvation, move Jesus just like Matthew 10:32 says! It is a promise!
    God showed me this fact by showing me a man climbing a ladder. The ladder was on earth and reached into the heavenlies, or eternity. I saw the man take one step to leave the earth by putting his right foot on the first rung. This is the step of believing. Right means spiritual and left means physical so this fits because believing is a spiritual matter. Anyway, I saw the man hadn't achieved his goal of leaving the earth. He was still on the ground! I then saw him lift his left foot up onto the same rung, beside his right foot. It was very evident that the movement of the left foot, which in this case stands for a person's physical profession, had allowed the man to completely leave earth on his way into the heavenlies. I saw that the two always had to go together for any person to actually leave the earth. It's like faith (belief) without a physical act is dead, being alone. (James 2:17-20)
    In 1980 the Holy Spirit spoke to me concerning the personality of God so I would then be able to understand that God did it all. The Holy Spirit said, "The Lord your God is not a God of mutual agreement but a God of covenants." This was my introduction to the fact that we are saved by covenant promise and that man had no input into how the covenant is established, or entered into, or what is contained in it.
    If I were to agree with you that everything I have is available to you and everything you have is available to me, then we would have a mutual agreement. We could even agree to give our lives for each other, etc. Understand though, that a mutual agreement is two-sided and breakable.
    In the early days, if we were to covenant together as a head of a family to a head of a family, we would not agree on anything except covenanting. It was already understood what the covenant meant: We would die for each other and each other's family! If one of us were to die, the other one would be obligated to finish whatever the other one had started. The skills I have that you do not possess are available to you and the skills you possess that I don't have are available to me, not because of want but because of need. It was understood that no one knew what was going to happen in the future. The covenant was unbreakable, even if both parties wanted out!
    To see our position with God, consider the parent of a newborn child. The parent is covenanted with the child to supply his needs, simply because the parent had the child. The covenant rules for the child are made exclusively by the parent because the child doesn't know what he needs. He has no input! The child must totally trust the parent for all his needs, simply because of the situation (not out of understanding). The parent nurtures and encourages the child with love and understanding, hoping the child will make the right decisions in life; all the while knowing that the child's actions are controlled by his own will.
    Covenant is part of God's personality, His character! When He created man in His own image He was already in covenant with man as described above. God gave rules to man (the children of the covenant) in the garden. Man sinned, by not following the rules, and became unable to live out the eternal life God had created for him. Because God is a God of covenants He saw a need, moved man out of the garden and made a new covenant with Him because the situation had changed. The covenants progressed as soon as it was legal and feasible for them to be implemented. The final everlasting covenant had to be established through a pure, innocent vessel because God is pure and innocent. God had to take the sins of the world upon Himself, because man, the weaker and now illegal vessel, couldn't do so. Covenant! It's that part of the covenant where the one who has the ability is moved by the need to bring the other person through, who doesn't have the ability. All of this because of Covenant and God's Love for man. He is a God of covenants!
    Please remember, God makes all the rules with no input from man. God is the one who knew what had to happen legally to stand in the courts of heaven, when it comes to the salvation of men from the devastation or death that happened in the garden. We as men haven't been able to really see what happened in the Garden of Eden because we see dimly from inside the result "of what did happen" in the Garden of Eden. It takes the Holy Spirit to enlighten us.
    This brings me to something else the Holy Spirit said to me. "You can not possibly understand the teachings of Jesus Christ unless you understand what happened in the Garden of Eden." The emphasis was on "can not possibly." I have learned that one of the things that happened in the Garden of Eden was foundational "Covenant!" Thank God for covenant being in His personality!
    One more thing the Holy Spirit said to me about God's personality that contributes to our understanding of what's in a true confession was, "The Lord your God is not a critical God but a God of absolute truth," with definite emphasis on the word "absolute." We must understand that God is absolute. God is absolute purity beyond man's comprehension. He is a God of absolute truth, mercy, love, and grace. Everything He does, including righteous judgments, is absolute and pure. And God, being absolutely pure and innocent of what happened in the garden, needed an absolutely pure "and innocent" sacrifice and covering to stand up in the courts of heaven, for the redemption of man.
    You cannot cleanse anything with something impure in itself. Because of what happened to man in the garden this was not possible through the blood of man or anything (act) produced by man on earth, as sin had entered into everything. And that includes prayer! God could not use our prayers as our prayers are impure. That's why He uses Covenant! God knew that the only thing absolutely perfect and pure was His own Son. And that purity becomes a consuming fire when subjected to impurities.
    When I heard the voice of God the Father, the same voice that Moses heard, the same voice that the children of Israel heard from the mountain, I learned that God is a consuming fire. That's why to this day you can still see that the mountain where God spoke from was burnt. (See Ron Wyatt - Archaeological Research.) That's why I testified that if we heard God's voice directly all the time we would die, being consumed because of our impurities.
    Bringing this together, we can see that because of God's absolute perfect ness our own salvation unto eternal life rests exclusively in God, not in any effort on our part. God says it is only in and through His Son whereby we can obtain salvation. Not by any work of ours! He's not wrong! God is a God of covenants and the only thing we can do to come into that covenant is to let go of our own abilities and just come into agreement with God, by admitting He is right in that "We needed a savior and He sent one." We do this according to covenant promise, by believing and professing to another person. This reveals how it is "through faith, only." The reason your confession is to another man is: (A) Because man also sinned against man in the garden. This reveals the righteous judgement of God. He is a just God! (B) Jesus said that whatsoever we loose or bind on earth is loosed or bound in heaven. This fits the Lord's prayer: "Father, forgive us as we forgive others." The pattern is to establish on earth and it is established in heaven. This also reveals why God says to confess our faults to each other. It's just God's pattern. "It's Covenant!"
    Because of what happened in the garden and the purity of God. it is impossible for us as sinful man to produce anything (prayers, changes in our lives, baptisms, works of any kind) that would enable us to obtain eternal life. That's why churches that say someone is going to hell simply because they sinned after salvation are missing the boat. They are not walking in completed grace and are actually committing the sin of condemnation. We are saved through covenant promise only. All we can do is agree with God and enter into that covenant promise of the Lord - If you will profess me (Jesus) to one other person I will profess you to the Father. It's through Jesus!   It's Covenant!

Ephesians 2:8,9
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

    In general the Bible says not to hang onto a lot of things. But there is one thing it does say to hang onto and that is our confession! It is my hope, that by this point you have begun to see why salvation "unto eternity" is only in a true profession of faith to another person!

What is in a true confession of our faith to another person?

No. 1 You are admitting who God is, who Jesus is, and who you are.

No. 2 You are revealing your faith in a God you cannot see.

No. 3 You are admitting there are no works you can do;
          only Jesus' blood covers sin.

No. 4 You are admitting your sinful state.

No. 5 You are admitting everything God ever did and said is true.

No. 6 Your inability's are in that profession.

No. 7 Repentance is in that profession.

No. 8 Submission is in that profession.

No. 9 The revealing of everything you are now and everything
          you will be is in that profession.

No. 10 A positive drive is in that profession.

Amen (So be it!)


Some to Honor & Some to Dishonor

    I had an evangelist tell me that a pastor of a church had told him that because he had committed adultery he had lost his salvation and he was going to hell. Let me establish that I do not teach "once saved always saved" because you can lose your salvation, but not the way a lot of churches teach.
Let me illustrate.
    The Lord sent me to a small church to speak. I intended to speak concerning the mechanics of salvation but the Holy Spirit directed me to first ask some questions, and I was shocked by their answers.

    I stood in the pulpit and asked, "If a man came through those doors, walked down this aisle and did whatever you required to do to be saved, at this altar, would he be saved?"

    They indicated, " Yes."

    I asked, "If this person didn't come to church the next week
would he still be saved?"

    They said, " yes."

    I asked, "What if he didn't come the whole next month?"

    They indicated, " yes," but with hesitation.

    Then I asked, "And what if he didn't return for three to six months?"

    They said, "No."

    I asked, "He is not saved just because he didn't come back to church?" They replied that he was not saved because he did not go on with God.
    I found myself standing in front of people who had not separated salvation of one's Spirit from the salvation of the soul and the salvation of a physical situation. These people believed in salvation from hell by works. The Bible states,

Ephesians 2
8 For by Grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works lest any man should boast.

    Here we should look at who is in Jesus' kingdom and His house.

Matthew 5:19
Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of Heaven: but Whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

    In these scriptures we see a principle that if someone does not do the Lord's commandments, His will, they are not thrown out of the kingdom but are called "the least in the kingdom." Why? Because Jesus' blood covers the sin of disobedience when it comes to salvation from hell.

Vessels

2 Timothy 2:19-21
19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth, having this seal. The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let everyone that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. 20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor, and some to dishonor. 21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared into every good work.

    Here we see vessels that honor and vessels that dishonor in the Lord's house. Verse 19 states that a person who names the name of Jesus is saved. Then they are instructed to depart from breaking God's laws (be obedient). But they are not thrown out of the Lord's house if they don't depart from breaking the law. They become vessels that dishonor the Lord, but they are still in the same house. Is this a license to break God's laws? No! It is clearly stated in these scriptures that the Lord has called us to be vessels to honor, suitable for His use. Paul said we as Christians are to establish the law (God's laws) in Romans 3: 31.
    God calls us to walk upright before him, but sinning does not cause us to lose our salvation. The Bible states very clearly that we all sin and fall short. Let all those who haven't sinned after they were saved, step forward. You do not lose your eternal promises by sin. For example, in I Corinthians 5, Paul had been addressing the sin of a person in the church at Corinth. In verse 5 Paul instructs them "To deliver such a one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus." The person hadn't lost his salvation; he had lost his race with his own flesh.
    You see, his spirit was born again but not his soul. He had not worked out his own salvation in the soulish and physical realm. Paul was saying, " Let him go before he destroys you and others, and let Satan have him before those things controlling him bring him to denounce Jesus."
    Jesus' blood covered our sin on both sides of the cross, on both sides of the moment that we become saved. If you say His blood did not cover sin on the saved side of a person's salvation experience, then you are saying that Jesus Christ did an incomplete work at covering sin on the altar of God.
    God has always called people to obey His commandments because He knows that when a person sins it produces death in situations. He loves us and doesn't want this to happen to us. So referring back to the evangelist who asked me if he was going to hell, I told him, "Absolutely not!" He became a vessel of dishonor during the moment of adultery, but he is still in the Lord's house.


What Must We Confess About Christ?

    This ministry was asked. What about this type of confession?

"Yes, I do believe Jesus is the Son of God, and I do believe God raised Him from the dead, but I don't believe His death paid for our sins. I think I (we all) will stand in judgement for our sins."

    Paul says in Romans 10:9, That if thou shall confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in thine heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shall be saved. Paul teaches here that we need to establish who Jesus "is" in our confession/declaration to another person, and while doing this, believing in our heart that God raised Him from the dead. It is impossible to declare who Jesus really "is" and not believe God raised Him from the dead. I'm emphasizing this so we don't get into perimeters/doctrines of saying that one must confess these particular words (I believe God raised Him from the dead). Please understand, a person can establish who Jesus really "is" and not say these particular words. But they cannot confess or declare, correctly, who Jesus really "is" unless they believe God raised Him from the dead.
    On the web site I encourage people to go ahead and ask if the other person believes that God raised Him from the dead. This establishes/reveals that in this person's mind & heart there exists the correct belief that Jesus is God's Son and Savior of the world! We do not have to understand all that this entails, thank God!
    Now it seems to me that this person added their particular doctrinal belief to their confession for a reason. (Maybe you know the reason.) This person doesn't believe that Jesus took our sins on the cross. This is a false belief of what Jesus did, and in my understanding, not a false belief of who He is.
    For example, look at another false belief of what Jesus made provision for on the cross. Consider the belief that Jesus doesn't heal. There are a lot of believers out there who don't believe He heals. But I know for a fact that if they confess that Jesus is the Son of God and that God raised Him from the dead (establishing that He is the Savior of the world) they are saved. They simply have the false belief that "He is not the healer" even though He did provide for their healing at the cross. I hope you see the correlation here.
    You and I don't believe or really understand everything Jesus did for us at the cross. For example, there was a sacrifice in the temple for the "lack of understanding" (in my words), which leads me to believe that it is a sin. Jesus' blood covers that sin (lack of understanding), which would cover this person's lack of understanding in that area. You may ask, "Then why doesn't it cover the lack of understanding that Jesus is the Son of God?" God ordained that a person must accept, of his own free will, His Son for who He is, and confess that fact to another person, to come into covenant agreement with God to have that sin (all sin) covered!
    The Bible says faith in God is believing that He is (exists). That doesn't mean that we have to understand all that He "is" and all that He has done. Just that He exists. If you believe Jesus "is" and is alive and seated at the right hand of God, then you believe He exists. I believe this applies to believing who Jesus "is" (confess the Lord Jesus) in Paul's teaching of how salvation is obtained, but not having to understand everything about Him and everything He has done for us. Nobody knows all that! The key to the right confession, as I see it, is to establish that Jesus is the Savior of the world, God's Son.
    Let's look symbolically at the vision given to me of salvation that is on the web site. I asked my wife if she believed Jesus was the "Bread of Life?" Does this not imply "Savior of the world?" Then reference was made to the Blood of Christ, which represents the Covenant He established, the fact that His righteous blood covered sin. This implies that He is the "Savior of the world." And the question "...and that He died for you," most certainly implies "Savior of the world!"
    Having said all this, I personally believe this person is saved by their confession because it implies they believe He is the "Savior of the world." However, this person doesn't understand all that He did for us.
    Some people believe and say Jesus is the Son of God but believe He was only a prophet. If you find yourself in a situation where you think maybe the person being asked may not believe Jesus is who He really is, ask them this, "Do you believe Jesus was God manifest in the flesh?"

1 Timothy 3:16
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

1 John 4:2,3
Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of Antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

That settles the matter!


What about God's move when someone
asks Him into their heart?
 

    I have seen and experienced God moving when someone asked Him into their heart. God moves because that door was opened. I used to think, "God knows who I am, He has answered my prayers, I have felt him, therefore I'm alright." I have found out that's not true. People feel love in these experiences because God is Love. Having God move and experiencing God does not mean you are saved. I experienced God and had Him speak to me before I was saved, before my spirit was born again! In Matthew 7: 21-23 Jesus said, 21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 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. Prophecy is a gift and these people Jesus is talking about had experienced that gift of the Holy Spirit, and had experienced the power of His name, but Jesus said He didn't know them!
    The person I saw in hell had received a gift of the Holy Spirit, which was a gift of wisdom! Everyone has some kind of move of God in their life before they become saved. This is because no one truly believes in Jesus without the Holy Spirit having given the revelation of "who He is" to them. We must realize that just because someone has God move in their life doesn't mean they are saved!


When is your spirit born again?

You are saved by covenant promise and at the moment you confess your belief to another person, you can (if you are paying attention) feel your spirit become born again. The feeling is a very faint shock, like a spark of electricity that goes through you. This is because you are a "spirit being" and this conversion of your spirit is real! When I asked God about this He said, "Light cannot enter darkness unnoticed." You are a "spirit being" and Jesus said we were not to marvel, that we must be born again, born of the spirit. . . .

John 3:5 - 7

Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

First John 4:15 says:

1 John 4:15
Whosoever shall confess (declare, announce) that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.

This scripture reveals when your spirit is born again. It is at your confession (declaration of belief to another person) and this is the only way it happens! If it is a person who can not hear or talk, it can be written, verbal, and/or done by a squeeze of a hand. You can say (written or verbally), "Squeeze my hand three times if you believe Jesus is the Son of God and God raised Him from the dead. Squeeze my hand twice if you don't." Simple! Your belief must be established to another person in the earth to work God's covenant and have your spirit reborn by God. The following two testimonies verify when your spirit is born again.

God openly demonstrates when your spirit is born again!  

    The Lord sent me to a church where God had been telling the pastor there was something wrong with the salvation process. The day the pastor revealed this to me I knew it was my cue to teach him what God had taught me. When I was through sharing with him I was moved to say , "The Lord will demonstrate to you what I have taught you."
    This pastor and wife seemed to understand how the covenant promise worked. They started drawing a profession of faith out of people every time they had a chance. They would do it over the phone, even with people they had thought were previously saved. The church started to grow. The Lord was adding but I'm not sure we were aware of why at the time.
    The day of the Lord's demonstration that He had promised came sooner than I expected. I didn't have any idea how the Lord was going to demonstrate until it happened before our eyes. The pastor taught that day on getting a vision for your life and asked those who wanted one to come forward for ministry. Two horizontal lines formed in front of the pulpit, one behind the other.
    The pastor started to minister to the first person when he saw a particular young lady in the back line who had never been there before. He stopped and asked her to step forward. She did. He said, "I just want to ask you a question. Do you believe Jesus died for your sins and God raised Him from the dead?"
    She said, "Yes."
    He said, "That's all I wanted." She stepped back into the line as the pastor continued to minister to those in the front line. This girl started crying and was really crying hard by the time the minister got to her in the back row. She said that she just didn't know what was wrong and that she never cries. We were all looking at a person who never cries, crying just because she had answered a simple question. All of us who really understood the mechanics of salvation knew why she was crying. Her spirit had become born again. Her spirit was a new creation, but her soul didn't understand what had happened. I was stunned that the Lord had demonstrated it so openly in church.
    God had demonstrated how simple it is. Those who understood easily saw what had happened but those who didn't really understand in their soul missed what actually happened.
 


Another demonstration of when your spirit is born again:

    A friend of mine had an uncle who was sick with cancer. We were all at a Full Gospel Business Men's meeting. The speaker had finished his message and asked if anyone needed ministry. My friend's uncle was first in line. The speaker asked him if he was saved? The uncle kind of beat around the bush, so the speaker lead him through a repeat-after-me-prayer of salvation. Then the speaker prayed for the healing of the cancer and moved on to the next person in line.
    My friend tapped his uncle on the shoulder and said, "Go tell the first person you see that Jesus is Lord."
    The uncle turned, and from my vantage point he didn't go to the first person he saw but he did finally (a little time passed) go to a person and he said,"Jesus is Lord." When he said it, he just came alive and rushed over to his wife and told her, "Jesus is Lord."
    That's not all of the story! My friend asked him this question on the way home after the meeting, "When did the Spirit of God enter your body?"
    He answered, "When I told that person, 'Jesus is Lord.'"

    What really happened was the fact that his spirit was born again at the moment of his confession of his faith to another person. It had not happened at or during the repeat-after-me prayer to God. My friend had caused him to work Jesus' covenant promise given in Matthew 10:32.


Baptism in water What is it? - And what it isn't!

    There are many doctrines in the religious world about "baptism in water." It is one of the divisional tools used by men to say "we are different." This is nothing new because this was one thing Paul, the apostle, faced and dealt with in the early church.

1 Corinthians 1:11-18
For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius; Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name. And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other. For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

    Can you see the divisions caused by the supposed wisdom of men in the above scriptures? I hope so. Paul also reveals here that all this came against the power of the cross. There are some doctrines in the world that say you must be baptized in water or you will go to hell. This is coming against the power of the cross because water baptism was going on before the cross of Christ!
    We Christians should realize a very simple fact, that if baptism in water saved you, then there was no purpose in the cross. Jesus would have died for nothing! This is why Paul said all this controversy makes the cross of Christ of none effect. When the Lord was teaching me about this, I learned that there were sects of Jews who resided in the mountains and were practicing baptism in water. This was where John, the Baptizer, came down from. These particular Jews had heard God and were obeying Him in this matter. Jesus' own baptism in water verifies that these Jews knew what they were doing. All of this went on before the cross of Christ.
    To learn what baptism in water is, we look at what Jesus said about it right before John baptized Him in water.

Matthew 3:14,15
But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness.
Then he suffered him.

    We see from what Jesus said about it that it is an act of righteousness. Here is a sinless man who was out to obey His Father in heaven, just to fulfil righteousness. Now Jesus never baptized in water but His disciples did.

John 4:1,2
When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John, (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)

    Jesus never baptized in water because His baptism is in the Holy Spirit, a fire unquenchable. Water baptism makes a lot of sense when you understand that it is symbolic of God's action of covering sin by the flood. When those early Jews (before the cross) were practicing water baptism, they were admitting by an act, symbolically before all the world and God, that there is one God, that His Word is true, and that He did cover sinful man with water, with the exclusion of Noah and his family. It's the same for us after the cross. Jesus said we should water baptize but when we say it is necessary for eternal life we have actually come against the power of the cross.
    Paul baptized few in water. Jesus baptized none but He said it should be done to fulfill righteousness. We should realize that the man beside Jesus on the cross whom Jesus said would be in Paradise with Him on that same day, was saved and he never was baptized in water. He simply had made a confession of his faith to another man on the earth, that being, ironically, Jesus Himself. This man died and went to the upper part of Hell called Abraham's bosom. This is where Abraham and others who had made it resided. When Jesus fulfilled His purpose on the cross He went to the lowest part of hell and legally took the keys of death and hell from the enemy of mankind. He then released those in Abrahams' bosom from hell completely. Some were seen on earth, passing through on their way to heaven. This man who died on the cross beside Jesus was among them. The other man on the other side, who jeered Jesus, is still in the bottom parts of hell to this day. The power of God's saving grace was at the cross, not in "baptisms in water" that occurred either before or after the cross.
    It's too bad that the "wisdom of men" has allowed "baptism in water" to become used as a tool to say "we are different," therefore detracting from what really happened at the cross. The coming spotless church won't do this. It will flow in the truth of what God meant with His Word. How will it come to pass? Not by might, not by power but by the Spirit of God revealing truth. God's people will be drawn to the truth. The kicker is that we must be willing to let go of our own doctrines, and then have the guts to actually move on with God. Water baptism is simply an act of righteousness that we should fulfill. It should not be a tool for division in the body of Christ!


Wooing someone to the Altar can be a pitfall!

    Don't get me wrong, altar calls are great for many occasions but we must be aware of the fact that this tradition can also cause a major pitfall. As God was teaching me the mechanics of salvation unto eternal life, He took me to many churches to show me pitfalls of confessions. As I was learning these pitfalls, I gained more and more understanding of the truth concerning the matter of confessing correctly and how simple it really is. At the time, I was becoming overwhelmed with all the pitfalls that God was showing me in all these different churches. I was meditating on them and telling God He was giving me more than I could bear. I was reminding Him that scripture says He won't do that. I was looking for anything that would help the "overwhelming" I was encountering.
    Then I realized that I knew of one church that seemed to have the right idea of the confession being made to another man. I knew they didn't really fully understand the concept but they seemed to have the right idea. In my frustration
of all that the Lord was showing me I told Him, "At least I don't have to deal with this (particular) denomination." I said this in an asking way, not the way it looks in print.
    Well, the Lord dealt with me concerning this particular church, using a man I'll call John who had been my neighbor. The Lord then produced a friend of mine, who enlightened me on John's attendance to this particular type church on a particular occasion. John only went to church once in a great while. I was told that this man had sat through a very long altar call. The guest speaker had known there was someone there who needed to get saved. I suspect he probably knew who. John never went forward. After my friend had given me this information about John, I knew the Lord wanted me to know about this man for a reason. About this period of time I had a scene in the night.

I saw a man sitting in a pew next to an aisle. The piano was playing, wooing people to come, " Just as I am .... I come, I come." There had been an altar call by the pastor and the pastor was saying there was someone who needs to come forward. The man I was watching did not go forward.

    In the scene, God did not show me why the man did not go forward. Was it His personality or perhaps a spiritual influence? Was it because he did not believe? Did the pastor know by the Spirit of God that it was this particular man? Quite possible! Anyway, the thing we need to see and the thing God was showing me was that the pastor should have drawn a confession from the man. He could have done so by walking directly to him and asking him, or by just asking everyone in the room and somehow making sure this particular man answered. God was showing me that this tradition of wooing people in this particular church (that seemed to have it partially right) is causing people to miss salvation in their church and there are believers in hell right now just because they didn't want to go forward - for whatever reason!
    This man passed away some years ago and I have every reason to believe that he is in hell right now. A terrible thought isn't it? I don't even like typing this. I knew the man. You decide if I'm right! Here is the reason I believe he was a believer who didn't make it because of this particular tradition and lack of understanding in churches and evangelical services.

    In a vision, God showed me another man I'll call Joe, who is alive, and John, whom I've been talking about and is deceased. In the vision, both men had the same problem of passing through an opening, a passageway, that was impossible to pass through in the natural. I was shown that I could pull the man who is alive (Joe) through the opening that was impossible to pass through naturally. In the scene, the man I called John had no one to pull him through that same passage.

    Going back to my friend telling about John not going forward, it is plain to see that if the guest speaker had just asked him the right questions, he could have pulled John through. I know that this man I call Joe (the man in the vision, who is still alive) has been to every church in the small town where he lived. He had attended them all for a while, including the church John had attended. He was searching, wasn't he? I knew from the scene in the night that he wasn't saved. I knew his position in the community and his personality. I could see why he might not go forward, even though he wanted to. Besides some of the churches he tried never had altar calls. I determined in my mind that I was to pay this man a visit and draw a confession from him. Without getting into all the details, his answer was a strong, "Yes." Praise the Lord!
    I want to make it clear that a spiritual influence can keep a person from confessing their belief in Jesus. A scene in the night..

    There was a man and a woman sitting on a couch. I was bent over them, getting into their faces - so to speak. I was asking them over and over, these type of questions. "Do you believe Jesus is the Son of God, etc." "Do you believe God raised Jesus from the dead?" At each question they would try to answer but weren't able to speak. The closest they came was an, "Uh huh!" They would squirm down, to get away from me. I kept getting in their faces saying, "I want a 'yes' or 'no' answer." Finally after being pressured enough, they broke through with a resounding, "Yes." Instantly, as they said, "Yes," they both jumped up from the couch, alive is all I can say, just alive. They had been set free!

    Spiritual forces can rise up and keep a true confession from coming forth. Christians should realize they are in a war, whether they believe it or not. That war is in the spiritual realm.
    I have another testimony that has to do with what we are talking about. I had given a pastor one of my first tapes about salvation. After listening to these tapes, this pastor told me I was "too dogmatic" and he even openly spoke against what I said in front of a congregation. The ironic thing is, his own testimony certainly shows that what I was saying was true. I cannot give it to you exactly but you will get the picture. Here it is.
    He was in the military on an island. There was a revival he was persuaded to go to. He said it seemed to last forever. He went back several times. When the altar calls would come he would want to go forward but something was holding his feet. It was like they were glued to the floor. He would remain in the back. Finally one night when the call was made to go forward and his feet were once again glued to the floor, a pastor came and, putting his hand on his shoulder, asked, "Don't you want to go forward and let Jesus save you?" At his, "Yes" answer to the pastor his feet were instantly set free. He ran to the altar and had a wonderful experience with the Lord.
    It is plain to see that he established his belief that Jesus was the Savior of the world to another man and was not only saved but set free. What a shame he hasn't recognized when his salvation really happened. Of course he would have to give up his doctrine to do so.
    You can see with all this testimony concerning altar calls, etc., some more of why the traditions of men make the power of God of no effect. As you read in What's in a True Confession, God said to me, "What are you going to do at My Altar that My Son didn't do?" The previous testimonies enlarge our concept of this particular matter and reveal a major pitfall that can occur because of the lack of understanding and a tradition carried on in a lot of churches and evangelical services, all over the world. To close this article, all I can say is, "Father, help us as Christians to recognize the situations where we can pull someone through that passageway that is impassable because of spiritual or doctrinal hindrances."


 

Key here to go to this next section.

Testimonies of God showing me the seriousness of
the situation concerning Salvation:

God reveals how close the problem was to me.
God said, "Religion!"
A Little Boy with a Crusty Spirit!
Is your name written?

 



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