Friday, January 22, 2010

Dying Without God

By Ray Gano

I was talking to some folks, good bible believing folks and the topic of salvation came up. I asked them if they could share the gospel with someone out of the scriptures and what scriptures would they use.

The air became "uncomfortable."

One spoke up and said, well I would use John 3:16.

I asked "How can you share the gospel with John 3:16?"

"well all one has to do is believe and that person will go to heaven. "

I asked, "do you know that in James it says…"

James 2:19 (KJV) Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

I said that here in scripture we see that the also devils believe, will they go to heaven?

Silence…No one knew how to answer this.

Folks, many good bible believing Christians do not know how to share the gospel. We live in a world where millions of people never heard of Jesus Christ, never seen a Bible and do not know who God is.

It is estimated that if you took the entire population of Canada, US, Central and South America, you would have the amount of people who are ignorant of Christ, the Bible and God.

Here is a heart wrenching story which is true...

Dying Without God

A youth at one of the large iron works in Sheffield was some time ago accidentally thrown on to a red hot amour plate. When he was rolled off by his fellow workmen, it was doubtful if he could live, as nearly all one side of him was burned to the bone. His workmates cried, “Send for the doctor,” but the poor suffering youth cried, “Never mind sending for the doctor; is there anyone here can tell me how to get saved? My soul has been neglected, and I’m dying without God. Who can help me?”

Although there were three hundred men around him, there was no one who could tell him the way of salvation. After twenty minutes of untold agony he died as he had lived.

The man who saw this accident, and heard the cries of the dying youth, was a wretched backslider, and when I asked him how he felt about the matter, he said, “I have heard his cries ever since, and wished I could have stooped down and pointed him to Jesus, but my life closed my lips.”

Does your life tell sinners that you are saved, or does it close your lips, when those around hear your talk and witness your actions?

- “Dying Testimonies of Saved and Unsaved Compiled By Solomon Benjamin Shaw – page 301 published in 1898

If you were there in this iron-works plant and you were one of the people witnessing this, could you have stepped forward and presented the gospel out of the Word of God and then prayed the sinners prayer with this young man thus ensuring his place in God's Kingdom?

I am not talking about giving a testimony, I am talking about using the God's Word. The reason I say this is because it is not our own testimony that saves, it is the power of God's Word that saves. It is His son who died on the Cross and it is His Word that must be presented. Our words fall short, but God's Word is eternal.

Problem is that many pastors are no longer teaching on how to present the plan of salvation. Why? Because they do not want to admit that people are sinners and that the price of sin is death and Hell.

See telling "good" people that they are going to Hell is not a popular topic. In fact, topics like that "put people off" causing them not to return to a church. People are more interested in their "Best Life Now" and how to live a "Purpose Driven Life." Happy fannies in seats equates to lots of money in the bank for these types of pastors. Which they should be really called "hirelings" and not pastors. They are called to serve mammon, not Christ.

Now odds are that if you attend one of these mega-churches that preach some "Best Life Now" or "Purpose Driven Life" you wouldn't know where to turn in your Bible to lead a person to the Lord. I know because a long time ago I went to one of these churches and I can say with confidence that I was just as ignorant also.

Matthew 28:19-20 (KJV) Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

For those who may not know, these verses are commonly called "The Great Commission." Christ gave this commission to all who believe in Him to go out to all the world and proclaim the good news that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried and on the third day He rose again according to the scriptures.

Please note here that Christ uses the word YE. This is being used in the first person and not as a group. That means that Christ is speaking directly to each and every one of us.

There is no retirement plan when it comes to the Kingdom of God. We are in His service till He takes us home.

So knowing that, we need to be busy about the Lord's work.

How To Share God's Plan of Salvation

It is very easy to share God's Plan of Salvation using His Word, remember, it is not YOUR words that get a person to heaven, but God's. So always stick with God's Word and not your own. We are talking about a person's eternal soul.


Romans 3 :23 (KJV) "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. "

Romans 3: 10 (KJV) "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one ... "

No one is perfect, No one has lived up to God's perfect standard. We are all sinners, you, me, Joe Bob down the street.


Romans 6:23 (KJV) "For the wages of sin is death .... "

Ezekiel 18:4b (KJV) "The soul that sinneth, it shall die."

The consequences of sin is death, just as God's Word clearly states. This death is described in the Bible as the second death in the lake of fire.

Know Christ, Die Once… NO Christ… Die Twice

Revelation 20: 14 (KJV) "And Death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. "

If we pay what we owe as sinners, we must spend an eternity in the lake of fire (Hell).


Romans 5:6 (KJV) "For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. "

Hebrews 2:9b (KJV) " ... that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man ... "

Christ was not a sinner, and the Bible teaches that God took all of our sin and placed it on Christ. While Christ was bearing all of our sins in His own body. God punished Him in our place to pay the debt we owe. This is not something God promised to do. It is something God has already done.

John3: 16 (KJV) "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life ."

II Corinthians 5:21 (KJV) "He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him ...

It is a fact, Jesus Christ has already paid your sin debt.


John 3:36 (KJV) "He thas believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and h: believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him

In this verse, Jesus divides the world into two groups: those who are believe and those who are not believing on the Son. Those who believe have everlasting life, and those who believe not shall not see life.

The word "believe" means to trust, to depend on, to rely on. It is not the "easy beliefism" that is being taught today where all one needs to do is mark a box, say a mantra and life is wonderful.

To believe in the Lord Jesus Christ means that you accept the fact that you are a sinner, and as a sinner you owe the sin penalty. There is no way in the world that you yourself could ever pay, work, earn your way into heaven. The only way to the father in Heaven is through His Son Jesus Christ who died on the cross to pay the debt you owe. This means that you will completely trust Christ to get you to Heaven, that you will put the of your salvation in His hands and depend on Him for everlasting life.

Now the moment you do this, God promises you are not condemned but have everlasting life and that you shall never perish.

John 5:24 (KJV) "Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that heareth my word believeth on him that sent me, ham everlasting life, and shall not come into damnation; but is passed from death unto life. "

Once you have shared God's Plan of Salvation with the person and the have expressed the desire to trust Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, here is a simple prayer you can pray with them asking them to repeat after you…

The Sinners Prayer

“Father in heaven, I know I am a sinner and that there is nothing that I can do on my own to go to heaven. It is only through your son Jesus Christ and the price that He paid just for me that will cleanse my sins. Father please forgive me and wash my sins away. Please come into my life, my heart, my soul and let me be a child of God. Father I thank you for hearing my prayer and forgiving my sin. From this day forward I choose to serve the one true and living God and His son Jesus Christ… amen.“

Now after this, I recommend that you get them a solid KJV Bible. The Authorized Bible has been saving souls for over 400 years. Believe it or not, the language used in the King James Bible is rated for a 5th Grade learning level. Today's modern versions do nothing but confuse and cast doubt, which is the oldest tactic that Satan used in the garden when he asked Eve "Surely Hath God Said?"

Invite the person to attend church with you and if he or she does not live in your area, you can find a good church at the following website -

This is the church directory that I use and I have helped many people find good solid Bible believing and teaching churches.

Finally, keep this person in prayer daily asking God to help the person draw closer to Him praying Proverbs 3:5-6

Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV) Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Do You Know Christ?

If you have read this and you do not know the Lord, take a moment and submit your life to Him.

Jesus Christ loves you and wished to spend eternity with you. Christ told us himself that He goes to prepare a place for us with our Heavenly Father.

John 14:2 -3 (KJV) In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

But there is one thing that separates us from the Father and that is Sin. Scripture tells us that all of us have sinned and that the wages of sin is death.

Romans 3:23 (KJV) For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 6:23 (KJV) For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

But there is good news, for Christ himself paid the price with his own blood on the cross for our sins that we may be cleansed from all unrighteousness. To accept this gift of forgiveness, all we need to do is to confess that we are a sinner in need of a savior, repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.

God’s Word promises us that…

1 John 1:9 (KJV) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior; please do not wait.

If you know you are a sinner and have never made that confession and believed on the Lord Jesus Christ. Please consider the following prayer!

“Father in heaven, I know I am a sinner and that there is nothing that I can do on my own to go to heaven. It is only through your son Jesus Christ and the price that He paid just for me that will cleanse my sins. Father please forgive me and wash my sins away. Please come into my life, my heart, my soul and let me be a child of God. Father I thank you for hearing my prayer and forgiving my sin. From this day forward I choose to serve the one true and living God and His son Jesus Christ… amen.“

Folks; time is short and we are living in the last days of the last days. We need to be ready at all times to share the gospel and the blessed hope of our Lord’s soon return.

Always remember …

Luke 21:28 (KJV) And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Persecution Coming To America ? You're a Post Tribber!

By Ray Gano

Yesterday I posted my latest video titled "Persecution Coming To America." If you have not had the chance to view it yet, please take the time, it is rather eye opening.

If you have not seen it, you can view the video at...

In fact here is what a few people have said…

AwaitingGlory said…

Great video, Ray! It was grainy and scary enough to be right now! Because we know that is how the video would appear from a secret location if we are marginalized and isolated into persecution. Thanks for making it. May everyone pay attention to the wakeup call.

rureyeswideopen2 said …

Timely message! A sure warning for us all as Islam has infiltrated into every level of Gov. and places of power, and leadership in the USA. Persecution, if God allows is coming not a matter of if, but when! As America has turned it's back on God. We know Jesus is coming! Could be anytime, but if we go into persecution we rest assured in Jesus, our Blessed Hope, and Savior. Standing firm in Faith, and on His Words, and Promises we have stored in our hearts. TY, God bless you, and Maranatha!

But I got an interesting post from someone who just happen to open a brand new You Tube account, under the user name of "TheHotelApocalypse."

To be honest, there is nothing new regarding something like this, but what I find interesting is the post the person put up there.

Here is what TheHotelApocalypse said …

I think Ray Gano use to be pre-trib rapture timing, but with all this survival stuff he is pushing lately, I wonder if he is now pre-wrath, mid-trib, or post-trib?? He really seems like he has indirectly taken a different rapture timing path without officially coming out and saying it. What's your rapture timing position Ray??

First thing that I have to ask is what does that have to do with the context of the video I posted?

To be honest, I have been getting these sort of emails and it is a troubling attitude that I see taking place.

Just to answer this person's post, let me say right here that I stand on the imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ and that it is my life's work to share the blessed hope of His soon return.

Anyone can go to our website and read in our About section what it is we stand upon…

Prophezine deals with Bible Prophecy and World Events from a Pre-tribulation, pre-millennial, dispensationalist stand point. We currently serve close to 80,000+ (and growing) people world wide with a newsletter, news updates and website.

Here is the beef I had, and why I am addressing this publicly. Preparing to share the gospel during hard times is greatly needed and greatly overlooked. We are still living in the"until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled" period / age. (Luke 21:24)

The problem is that many here in the US think that God's throne is draped in the US flag. Christians in America have become very self centered and based upon what many are saying; believe that the world revolves around the US.

Now I know that many will say that is not true, but it is believed and implied by many people and prophecy teachers as well.

Hard times are coming to this nation. In fact, much of these hard times are based upon our own doing.

Let's look at some events that we are facing as a nation

Economy - The economic upheaval that we are feeling right now and which will get a whole lot worse is not some judgment from God. It is based upon the greed of a few hundred men taking advantage of millions via a fiat based economy. There are known effects of a fiat based economy with the outcome always being hyperinflation followed by charismatic dictator. This has been the case throughout history since the first fiat based system that took place in Greece 650 BC. Those who took us down that path knew this, but it is greed that drove them and continue to drive them today.

Terrorism - Terrorism is a result of poor leadership and a refusal of standing upon what is right. Why is this nation facing radical Islamic terrorism? Because to this day we still have not addressed it head on. One of our greatest presidents, Thomas Jefferson faced the Barbary pirates, the Muslim terrorists of that day head on. The Muslim pirates controlled the Mediterranean sea and surrounding areas. They basically stopped all trade taking place with Europe as a whole and America. Other countries who wished to sail freely who pay a "safety tax" to the pirates for safe passage. Thomas Jefferson saw how much America was doling out to these thugs and said no more. America’s first confrontation with the Islamic world via Thomas Jefferson's helped forge a new nation’s character. Jefferson took the battle to "the shores of Tripoli" and won, pushing back the Muslim horde and freeing the Mediterranean once again for all to sail in peace. What have we been doing here recently? Diplomatic negotiations which is viewed as weakness. We are inviting terrorism in with open arms and doing nothing about it.

Israel - We have turned our back upon the apple of God's eye. God's Word clearly states in Genesis 12…

Genesis 12:3 (KJV) And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

Look at how we have been forcing Israel to divide the land. Ever since the Carter administration our nation has been taking sides with the enemies of Israel. We had a respite of time during the Reagan years, but once Bush Sr was elected, we went back to making demands upon Israel.

Abortion - We kill millions of innocent babies every year.

Hedonism - sex, pornography, perversion is everywhere.

Homosexuality - is rampant to the point that now Christianity is in such decline that the church is no longer relevant in many people's eyes. If it feels good, do it, who cares about the outcome.

I can go on and on of things we have allowed to take place in this nation. What I am pointing out here is obvious cause and effect. God is a just and fair God, when we follow Him and His Word, this nation is greatly blessed. When we go against Him and His Word, we suffer the consequences of a nation living in sin.

But here is what is troubling, people think that because of all these "bad things" that are staring us in the face, they equate it to Bible Prophecy and say "God is going to rapture us outta here."

Just because this nation is facing situation of our own doing does not mean that God is going to rapture " all the good Christians" out leaving the rest of the "bad folks" behind.

I hate to say this but this mindset is skewed based upon half truths, thus not Biblically sound.

I don’t know about you, but I do not have an all seeing crystal ball telling me exactly when our Lord and Savior is going to rapture us out. Here is also a news flash, no one else does either.

Now by this time some of you are probably calling me a heretic, he is a back slider, etc etc. But let me tell you that is not the case. I am saying all these things because that is what we facing in the US.

It is a fact and no matter how deep we want to bury our heads, the storm of hardship is still coming. The question is what are you going to do about it, especially when we know that Christ Himself told us to "occupy till He returns."

What do I say? I say prepare for the hard times for the sake of the gospel. We are all watchmen and women on the wall. We all know that we are living in the last days of the last days. But none of us have that all seeing crystal ball telling us exactly when Christ will return for his church. It could be today, tomorrow or 10 years from now. We do not know. That is why Christ told us to "occupy till He returns."

Another thing that we in the US need to wake up to is that scripture does not revolve around the US, it is Israel which is the apple of God's eye. I feel very strongly that we are a "sheep" nation and in the end when Christ judges the nations, we will be with the sheep nations vs the goat nations.

Now based upon the logic of what "TheHotelApocalypse" said, anyone who sees the coming storm and is preparing for it is not Pre-Trib?

We have got to wake up and smell the coffee. Mat 28:19-20 is our great commission. In this Christ said "GO YE," that means everyone. It is the responsibility of every Christian to share the gospel when called upon.

1 Peter 3:15 tells us to ALWAYS be ready to share the hope. That means no matter our situation that we need to be ready.

Here is what I asked that person…"What are you doing knowing that this nation is going down the tubes?"

Christ told us to occupy till He returns, not sit on some mountain top with rose colored glasses.

This nation is where it is at today because so many have been sitting on the mountain top wearing rose colored glasses. We as Christians have become severely complacent, to the point of losing everything. I hate to say this but I have witnessed many first hand, who basically have given up and are allowing the enemy the high ground. Why? Because they are not occupying till He Returns.

To be blunt, people are using the rapture as an excuse to not do anything.

Why should I share the gospel when the rapture is right around the corner?

Why should I get involved with outreach at church when the rapture is right around the corner?

Why should I prepare for hard times when the rapture is right around the corner?

Why should I defend the scripture when the rapture is right around the corner?

Why should I fight against the gates of Hell when the rapture is right around the corner?

Folks, I get more and more emails expressing this complacent attitude.

The doctrine of immanency, or the belief in Jesus returning at any moment, is our motivation to charge the gates of hell. How many people do you know that do not know the gospel? But worse, what are you doing about it?

We must be ready to share the gospel no matter what. Why? Because the rapture is immanent, we are running out of time, but we cannot allow that "running out of time" steal our zeal for the Lord's work.

We cannot have our heads in the sand to the obvious any longer. No man knows the day or hour, and yet many are sitting on the sidelines doing nothing all in the name of "waiting for the rapture."

We know for a fact that hard times are coming, how effective will you be when hard times hit?

A great example is looking at Haiti. That could very well take place here. In fact I lived through the 1989 San Francisco earthquake. That to was a 7.0 earthquake. People were hurting and in need then, at that time I was not walking fully with the Lord and did not do anything to help share the gospel when the time was needed.

Imagine those who are prepared in Haiti and how effective they are in sharing the gospel and helping those in need. How many people will they effect for the Lord? Why? Because they were properly prepared, ready for situations, looking for open doors to be ready to share. Is there any question as to what that person stands on being Pre, Mid, Post, ect?


We need to occupy till He returns, we need to get off the sidelines and get ready. The storm is coming and those of us who are watchmen and women on the wall can clearly see it coming.

What credibility will you have if you are standing in welfare lines because you have nothing? But specially since you knew this nation was in trouble and going down. Knowing this information what credibility will you have ?

The answer is none. Specially in a world which sees Christianity as irrelevant in their lives in the first place.

We need to set ourselves apart like Scripture calls us to do and always be ready to share the gospel in good times and in bad. We never know when that one person will approach us and we will feel that tug in our heart to share the gospel.

People are looking for something to make a difference in their lives. How different will you be when the storm of hardship finally comes?

Scripture says...

1 Corinthians 15:34 (KJV) Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

To what shame will you face when you stand accountable before the Lord?

Hard times are coming and out of hard times people are open to God's Word. Are you doing nothing about it and mocking many of those of us sounding the alarm and warning the US. Or are you getting ready for that evil day and having done all, to stand (Eph 6:13)

Ephesians 6:13 (KJV) Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Christians In Name Only

By Ray Gano

When was the last time you did a check up from the neck up?

Paul wrote the following to the Corinthian church, and these were Christians he was addressing.

1 Corinthians 6:9 (KJV) Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

1 Corinthians 6:10 (KJV) Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 6:11 (KJV) “And such were some of you:…”

What Paul is pointing out is that many were Christians in Name Only.

Read the quick definitions of each of these that Paul writes about here quickly.

Fornicators - The Greek word is pornos {por'-nos}, from which we get "pornography" These people are doing the deed before marriage.

Idolaters - The worship of idols, images, or any thing made by hands, or which is not God

Adulterers - It means to have unlawful intercourse with another's wife or husband. If you read Playboy, watch porno movies, ect, you are committing adultery. You are having sex in your mind and not with your spouse.

Effeminate - To make womanish; to unman; to weaken, a sissy boy.

Abusers of themselves with mankind – Sodomites one who lies with his or her own gender. This is an abomination unto God.


1. One who secretly, unlawfully and feloniously takes the goods or personal property of another. The thief takes the property of another privately; the robber by open force.

2. One who seduces by false doctrine. John 10.

3. One who makes it his business to cheat and defraud; as a den of thieves. Mat 21.

Covetous - Inordinately desirous; excessively eager to obtain and possess; directed to money or goods, avaricious.

Drunkards - One given to ebriety or an excessive used of strong liquor; a person who habitually or frequently is drunk.

Revilers - To feast with loose and clamorous merriment; to carouse; to act the bacchanalian. (feasts of Bacchus – hedonism – if it feels good, do it)

Extortioners - The act of extorting; the act or practice of wresting any thing from a person by force, duress, menaces, authority, or by any undue exercise of power; illegal exaction; illegal compulsion to pay money, or to do some other act. Extortion is an offense punishable at common law.

Do you fall under any of these? Is it possible that you are a C.I.N.O / Christian in name only?

You might be if you are living one or even several of these sinful lifestyles.

In Scripture Christ tells us the following…

John 14:15 (KJV) If ye love me, keep my commandments.

I know that a lot of people do not want to hear that. In fact many churches are filled with people who are seeking the social gospel and don’t want to know that they are sinners in need of a savior.

In fact, it would not surprise me at all to hear of Christian men deciding to meet at “Hooters” for Monday night football and “fellowship.”

Mat 5:28 (KJV) But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

Do you remember the first part of 1 Corinthians 6:9?

“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?”

As I stated before, what Paul is describing here are in fact Christian in name only. But more than that, God is letting them know that they will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

Folks, this is God’s Word… not mine.

You need to ask yourself are you one of the unrighteous…Christians in Name Only?

Some have woken up to the fact that they were living in sin and have corrected it. They have fully committed their lives to the Lord. They have come to realize the duty “Which is your reasonable service.”

I was raised in the church, went to a Christian school, did all the right things and said all the right words, I had accepted the Lord as my personal savior, and I was a backslidden Christian in my early life. I say this because there are many out there who have given their lives to the Lord and are backslidden. There is a difference between them and Christians in Name Only.

Paul tells us in Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world… And yet there are the many trappings that we refuse to let go of.

Being backslidden and having C.I.N.Os in the church has brought us back to the days of the Corinthian church.

Read these definitions again from 1Corinthians 6:9-10.

  • Fornicators
  • Idolaters
  • Adulterers
  • Effeminate
  • Abusers of themselves with mankind
  • Thieves
  • Covetous
  • Drunkards
  • Revilers
  • Extortioners

These sins are the norm in today’s churches, not the exception. “Christian” Singles sleeping around, going out getting drunk / partying, jealous of cars, homes, material things. Yes, this is normal in today’s church, backslidden and Christians in Name Only.

What is sad is that it is causing many to choose a carnal life and not the life of the Lord.

The C.I.N.O. says “It feels so good to wallow in the flesh, so who cares about obeying God’s Word, we are sinners saved by grace.”

If you are one of these partakers, it feels good now. But do you live for the Lord as is your reasonable service or do you live for Satan and wallow in the trappings of this world slapping the word “Christian” on it?

Are you a Christian in name only? (C.I.N.O.)

Again here is what scripture says…

Revelation 3:16 (KJV) So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth.

1 Corinthians 6:9a …”Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?”

Folks if you are one of these partakers of the flesh, here is what you should expect and in fact Jesus himself warned us…

Mat 7:21-23 (KJV) 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. 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? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Many people confuse these verses with cults like the Mormons, JWs, Moonies, ect. The problem is that these cults and false religions DO NOT call Jesus Christ Lord when the rubber meets the road.

Who is Christ addressing? Christians in Name Only. They pay lip service and have great works, but they have not turned their hearts over to the Lord.

Folks, when you become a Christian it is a life changing event. You just don’t say some cute little prayer or check off some box and you get to heaven. Your life reflects your decision. Your reasonable service will show through. You can’t help but to show it, that is if you are one of God’s children, He will have it no other way.

Identifying a C.I.N.O. - Here is what God’s Word says…

Isaiah 8:20 (KJV) "to the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them."

1 Corinthians 10:21 (KJV) Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.

1John 2:4-5(KJV) He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

If you are backslidden, have the Lord in your heart, and still living in the world; odds are that your life is miserable because you are not serving Him as is your reasonable service.

Being a Born Again child of God we have a duty to the Lord. That is to live a proper life with out being involved in those things mentioned in 1Corinthians 6:9-11a as well as in other passages in scripture.

If you are not willing to give those things up, then you need to ask yourself, Are You A Christian in Name Only?

A Christian KNOWS in their heart what is and is not acceptable to the Lord, Jeremiah 31:33 states that God’s law is written on the hearts of men. So to put it bluntly, there are no excuses for “not knowing.”

Being saved by Grace is not a license to sin either. But when we look at the church today, that is just what they are doing. So many have backslidden and many are C.I.N.O.’s

Romans 12:2 says “And be not conformed to this world…”

The sad thing is that out of ignorance of God’s Word, we as the church have become so conformed; there is no separation between the two.

We either live FOR Him or live AGAINST Him. We need to stop playing games with ourselves and make the choice.

Joshua 24:15 (KJV) And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?”

Which Kingdom will you inherit?

But more importantly, are you born again or are you a Christian in Name Only?

Who Do You Serve?

Jesus stated the following…

John 14:6 (KJV) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

If you do not have Christ in your life, you will spend eternity in hell. This is a fact. It does not matter if you believe this or not, it is the truth spoken by Jesus himself. If your name is not written in the Lambs Book of Life you will go to hell for what you have not done and that is accepting Christ as your personal savior. To be placed in the Lamb Book of Life, you need to turn your life completely over to Him. Having “head” knowledge or “just believing in Christ” is not the same as having “heart” knowledge with Christ living in your heart. Even the “devils” believe in God.

James 2:19 (KJV) Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

We work hard at Prophezine to show that Bible Prophecy is coming to pass. Because of this fact, we know that the Bible is true. Since the Bible is the true and is the inerrant word of God, there is a heaven and there is a hell.

If you claim the title of “Christian” then take account of yourself this day. Many claim the title, but we read in God’s Word that the title does not get you into heaven.

Mat 7:21 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.

Mat 7:22 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?

Mat 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Who you serve will determine where you will spend eternity. If you are not serving Christ and a true child of God, then you are serving Satan and a child of the enemy.

If you are not 110% sure, then take account of yourself, your very life depends upon it.

1John 1:9 (KJV) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

About the Author:

Ray & Tracye Gano are the Executive Directors of Prophezine. Prophezine deals with Bible Prophecy and World Events from a Pre-trib, pre-millennial, dispensationalist stand point. They currently serve close to 70,000 (and growing) people world wide with a weekly newsletters, daily news updates, community based website and Internet radio shows. Ray recently released his latest project “Escape The End Time Money Snare – The CD a multimedia CD co-authored with Wilfred Hahn focusing on how to escape the trappings of mammon and learning how to live simply in God’s abundance.

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