The truth is many who go to church are simply not saved. They are only SEEKERS. They think they are saved but do not fully understand what being saved is all about. I know this because I have preached for years in churches and saw so many saved in church who had been churched for many years. I preached in a church in Ft. Worth Texas one time and a Deacon of the church came forward in tears and repented and trusted Christ. I preached in another church later and the pastors wife got saved.
Well why should we wonder when Jesus tells stories in the Gospels about many who were RELIGIOUS BUT LOST. What about the story we find in John 3 about Nicodemus? He was even a Pharisee and a leader of his religious group, yet Jesus ask him…
“10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?” John 3:10-12 (KJV).
Before saying the above words to Nicodemus, Jesus had told him that YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN. But Nicodemus had stumbled over his feet trying to understand and even ask some most embarrassing questions such as, “Can a man go back to his mother’s womb and be born the second time?” Many are like this Religious but lost Nicodemus and truly do not even understand the most fundamental question about being Born Again.
I asked a lady a little wile back the Question, “When were you saved?” Her answer was, “Oh, I was born saved.” “WOW,” I said, “How did you do that when the Bible says we ALL ARE BORN IN SIN AND ARE WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING?” She went on to say, there never had been a time in her life when she knew she was a sinner and needed to be saved. Matter of fact, she went on to explain, “I have never been a sinner.”
Many today have some sort of Idea that they are “A OK“, and they are quite good enough to get into heaven.
I have talked with thousands while visiting from door to door who readily told me that they regularly attended church and had for years. When I ask them when they were saved and born again I got this answer.. “Oh, I was baptized when I was a baby.”
“Well,” I said, “What did that do for you?”
They looked at me in surprise, “Why, that was when I got saved!”
“Oh really,” I replied, “How can that be when the Bible says you must believe to be saved?”
I quoted the Romans 10:9 verse, ‘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.’ “How could you believe in your heart when you were a baby and did not know anything?”
“Oh, I was CONFIRMED IN THE CHURCH at the age of 12.”
“Well tell me about that,” I asked, “What was that all about?”
“Well they told me all about the things of the church and the Bible and I took a test and passed with a passing grade.”
NOW THE ABOVE ARE QUITE WELL KNOWN BY ALL BUT LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THE WORST ONE OF ALL….
The man or woman who is thinking that they are WORKING AND LIVING TO PLEASE GOD and thinking that is what they must do to get into heaven.
I had friend who married my mothers sister and he was a millionaire. One day as he was bragging about how much money he had given the church to help build that beautiful Church building, my father asked him, “Surely you do know that giving money cannot buy you a place in Heaven?”
The man looked at my father and asked, “Are you telling me all that giving and money will do me no good?”
HE WAS VERY SERIOUS. He really became upset when my father told him, “YOU CAN NOT BUY HEAVEN… YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN.”
“Well,” he said, “I HAVE DONE MANY GOOD THINGS, surely that is enough!”
I hear than people talking about being Saved and Born again, but then saying, “Well, IF YOU DO NOT LIVE RIGHT AND SIN YOU COULD YET BE LOST.”
I said, “Is that so? Well what did Jesus mean when He said in John 3:16 “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.”
“Oh, that is not like you think they went on, didn’t you know that after one is saved if HE WALKS AWAY HE WILL BE YET LOST?”
“No,” I said, “I did not understand it that way. The Bible says, ‘HE WILL NEVER PERISH BUT HAVE… ‘EVERLASTING LIFE”?”
“Oh yes,” he said, “You MUST WORK TO REMAIN SAVED. That ‘Everlasting’ does not mean Everlasting… It only applies to those who do continue to live perfect.”
Well let us examine this Scripture about Salvation:
“Not by WORKS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost” Titus 3:5.
According to this verse IT IS NOT BY WORKS… and it specifies RIGHTEOUS WORKS that a man is saved. It goes on and says but ACCORDING TO MERCY THAT A MAN IS SAVED. If God must have MERCY than something must have bee wrong and not everything was totally right!
Well let me say:
IF YOU ARE THINKING THAT SALVATION IS GRACE + WORKS that saves you YOU ARE A RELIGIOUS LOST PERSON.
YOU ARE IN DANGER OF GOING TO HELL FIRE!!!
YOU NEED TO BE BORN AGAIN OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD AND STOP WORKING AND STRIVING TO GET SAVED AND TRUST JESUS CHRIST AND HIS FINISHED WORK ON THE CROSS. Jesus gave his life and carried ALL your sins to the Cross so you could be Born Again. Didn’t you know that JESUS IS THE WAY TO HEAVEN???
According to JESUS, A MAN MUST BE BORN AGAIN OF THE SPIRIT. If he is Not, NO AMOUNT OF WORKS WILL HELP YOU.
(If after reading this message, you are Convicted by the Holy Spirit and you know you are not truly Saved and Born again, PLEASE SEND ME A PRIVATE IN BOX MESSAGE… OR email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will pray with you to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and you can know for sure you are SAVED.)
~ Prophet Ken Dewey
Evangelist/Prophet/Pastor Ken Dewey is the founder of “OUT OF THE DESERT MINISTRIES” in Belen, New Mexico, USA. He writes on this Web Site, many Prophetic words, Sermons and teachings while leading people into true church settings and preaching in an End Time Gospel Tent Ministry. NOTICE: One of the ways you can get involved in this OUT OF THE DESERT ARMY is to become a PARTNER or to GIVE A DONATION. We are believing God for many more Monthly Partners to stand with us in Monthly Giving and Offerings. If you have a desire to help and give, please know we need your help. God is sending people as I write to this place. We need your help and prayerful giving to enable us to do more for more people. Please send you pledge to becoming a Monthly Partner or to sow an offering into this Ground. To make a donation to OUT OF THE DESERT MINISTRIES please send to: PO BOX 223, BELEN, NEW MEXICO. PLEASE PRAY ABOUT SENDING A LOVE OFFERING TO SOMEONE WHO IS IN THE MIDST OF THE BATTLE FOR SOULS.. AND TO OPEN BLINDED EYES OF THOSE WHO ARE SLEEPING IN THE BODY OF CHRIST. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO DO ALL THAT GOD IS SAYING FOR US TO DO. THANK YOU ALL …