“Rend your hearts to the Lord your God”

Joel 2:13 Rend your heart and not your garments.  Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.

Since the beginning of creation, the devil has been roaming around the earth, seeking to destroy by deception and temptation of sin

Though temptation itself is not against the Lord, but the desire of one’s mind and heart, listening to evil by choosing to give in

The Lord made us in the image of Him, creating us in His perfection and holiness; For He gave us a heart, mind, and soul to know God with free will

He speaks to us all, most  ignore Him, others hear, yet say in their heart, ‘No’, while so few tune their ears to hear what He says to take root deeply in their hearts

Look with your eyes, do you see the spiritual war?  Demons possess those who ignore God, others are deceived to destruction, while the few are oppressed by darts

These darts thrown by Satan and his evil demon angels are used by God  to train the few chosen who are faithful to abide in His love by being refined in the fire

Daily being changed and transformed into the likeness of God’s Son, growing continually in His love, with ever ready ears to listen to God and ignore the ultimate liar

Predestination simply means this: The Lord God made each person and gave us all a heart, mind, and soul to choose to obey; He already knew who chooses to go or stay

God hardens the hearts of those He already knew will never listen to Truth; Those who listen to Jesus and believe He is the Savior that His Father has sent

Will be given the Holy Spirit of God to live in their heart, which will convict them of sin and choose obedience to Jesus to be baptized in water to repent

True disciples of Jesus will show their love for Jesus by obeying His teachings as He says this in John 14:23 clearly says those who love Him will obey His teaching

Do you hear the words of Jesus?  Mark 16:16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned; Speak Truth with preaching

Only God can say whether a person on their death bed without baptism can be saved; don’t let Satan use this as a reason to take away the words that Jesus said

We can still preach to those who are dying , just remember to still obey the teachings of Jesus to baptize others who believe and leave the former to God instead

Those who love Jesus by obeying His teachings will receive the Holy Spirit of God as it says in John 14:23, Listen with your ears and with the eyes of your heart to see

The Truth is : those who believe that Jesus is their Lord and Savior will show their love for Him by being obedient when He says to be baptized in water to repent

Because John the Baptist led the way for baptism that Jesus would show is an example to follow Him which was to show the fulfillment of all righteousness

Should we say’No’ to what Jesus teaches us to do and expect Him receive us if we reject His Words?  By doing this we are like Judas, who chose to betray Jesus with a kiss