PraiseTime - A Christian Newsletter
James N. Knight, San Antonio, Texas 78254-9625, United States
April 11, 2013
Are You A Good Person?
..... good enough to get to heaven? What is "good enough" and who sets the standard as to what is good enough?
Do you consider yourself to be a good person? Most people do. However, most of us differ as to the definition of "good." The Bible says that God is good, and the Ten Commandments are His standard of goodness. So, we will look at God's Law . . . With a tender conscience, ask yourself if you have obeyed the following:
The Bible says that God will punish all murderers, rapists, thieves, liars, adulterers, etc. He will even judge our words and thoughts. On Judgment Day, will you be found to be guilty or innocent of breaking His commandments?
Perhaps you think that God is good, and will therefore overlook your sins. But it is His goodness that will make sure that murderers, rapists, thieves, liars, etc. receive justice. He would be a corrupt Judge if He turned a blind eye to injustice. Have you kept the Commandments?
The Bible says that the Law is perfect. It commands you to be perfect (Matthew 5:48). Are you perfect (in thought, word, and deed)? Will you make it to Heaven? You may say that you are still good, but God says you're not (see Psalm 14:2-3). So one of you is lying, and the Scriptures tell us that it is impossible for God to lie. Remember that all liars will be cast into the Lake of Fire (Revelation 21:8). God's Law demands justice, and the penalty for sinning against Him is death and Hell. Listen carefully if you want to live.
God Himself made a way where His justice and His goodness could meet. We broke the Law, but He became a man to pay the fine. Jesus suffered and died on the cross to satisfy the Law. God can forgive us and grant us the gift of everlasting life! But you may still think that you can (from now on) keep the Ten Commandments. But isn't it true that the best of us have lied, stolen, lusted, hated, failed to love God above all else, and failed to love our neighbor as ourselves?
How can we then, live a "good" life if we have already sinned against God? At best we are reformed liars and thieves . . . but still Lawbreakers. Think of it this way - would you sell one of your eyes for a million dollars? Would you sell both for $50 million? I'm sure you wouldn't. Your eyes are priceless, yet they are merely the windows of your soul. What then must your life (soul) be worth? With these thoughts in mind, what would be a fair price to pay for everlasting life? It is utterly without price. Yet, if we trust in our own goodness to enter Heaven, we are saying to God, "I should enter Heaven because I have done good - I have earned my way in."
Imagine if you wanted to give me a brand new (very expensive) car, but I said, "I can't take it! I feel embarrassed receiving such a gift . . . here's 10 cents for it." I'm sure you would be very insulted by such a pathetic offer of payment. Besides, if I pay for it, it is no longer a gift, it's a purchase . . . it's mine by right.
When we talk of entering Heaven by being good, by trying to keep the Ten Commandments etc., we are tossing God 10 cents of "self-righteousness," which is a terrible insult to Him, in the light of His sacrifice. The only thing we can do is humble ourselves, repent of our sins, and receive the gift by trusting Jesus Christ alone. Almighty God demonstrated how much He loves you when Jesus suffered for you on the cross. If you want to trust in your own goodness, then you are saying His agonizing death on the cross was in vain. The Bible says, "For by grace are you saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God." You cannot earn a gift.
When Jesus said to "believe" on Him, He was saying we should have faith in Him, in the same way you would trust a parachute to save you when you jump from a plane. You don't merely believe in the parachute - you put it on. Please don't "jump" without Jesus. If you die in your sins there is no second chance. God will give you justice, and you will end up in Hell forever. Any troubles you have at present are dwarfed by the trouble you are in with your Creator. His wrath abides upon you (John 3:36). God doesn't want you to go to Hell. Neither do you want to go there, so confess your sins to God right now, put your trust in Jesus to save you, and you will pass from death to life. Then read the Bible daily and obey what you read. (See John 14:21). Your obedience to God is the proof of your love. Have faith in God, He will never fail you.
Pray something like this:
"Dear God, today I turn away from all of my sins (name them). This day I put my trust in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. He is the only way for me to be saved. He is 'The way, the truth, and the life.'" Please forgive me, change my heart, and grant me Your gift of everlasting life. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen."
March 22, 2013
December 14, 2012
This week on the Sid Roth's TV program "It's Supernatural" Sid's guest was Tony Kemp. The subject was "Counterfeit Grace". All belivers in Jesus Christ need to watch this interview. There is false information that is being teached in churches, on the radio and on TV about Grace and Salvation. Once you know what God's says about His grace and salvation then you will know how to spot false teachings. Plus Tony Kemp has had several visions of hell. Hear and see what he saw. Hell is real.
Interview and video at:
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September 11, 2012
June 21, 2012
IF I DIE TONIGHT WHERE WOULD MY SOUL GO TO?
Who goes to Heaven? Read John 1: 12 and 5: 24
Who goes to Hell? Read Psalm 9: 17 and Revelation 21: 8
What is the center verse in the Bible? (Answer - Psalm 118: 8)
Do not hurt or cause harm to a baby (in the womb or out of the womb) or to a child.
Read Proverbs 6: 16 and Matthew 18: 5.
>>>>Tattoo? - read Leviticus 19: 28 , Leviticus 19: 31 When a person receives a tattoo of their own free will they are being disobedient to God. God does not allow disobedience in heaven.
Jesus is the only way to get to heaven, there is no other way.
Read -John 14: 6. Read -Romans 10: 9-10 & Luke 13: 3 , Matthew 10: 32-33 .
When you pray to God in the name of Jesus and repent you allow His holy angels to come and destroy demons and to drive them away from you. Pray for your family, your children, others and your home. Focus on Jesus. Have a relationship with God through prayer with the power, authority and blood of Jesus. Jesus is the only way to get to heaven there will not be another way.
The land of Israel belongs to God He gave it to the Jews. read Leviticus 23: 9 & 25: 23. If anyone, president, king or nation divides Gods land they will come into judgment. Joel 3: 2
President Obama wanted to divide Israel and give part of it to others (terrorist). A great part of Israel has already been divided and do they have peace? No! God word is still true today. He said He will bless those that bless Israel and curse those that curse Israel. Genesis 12: 1-3.
God is realwww.angelsinthenight.webs.com
My true stories towards the bottom of this websitewww.bibleprobe.com
Angels are real, demons are real
Heaven is real, hell is realhttp://www.htmlbible.com
(This website is not for children under 12)
May 20, 2012
It's In The Middle?
What is the shortest chapter in the Bible? (Answer - Psalms 117)
What is the longest chapter in the Bible? (Answer - Psalms 119)
Which chapter is in the center of the Bible (Answer - Psalms 118)
Fact: There are 594 chapters before Psalms 118.
Fact: There are 594 chapters after Psalms 118.
Add these numbers up (594+594) and you get 1188.
What is the center verse in the Bible? (Answer - Psalms 118:8)
Does this verse say something significant about God's perfect will for our lives? The next time someone says they would like to find God's perfect will for their lives and that they want to be in the center of His will, just send them to the center of His Word!
Psalms 118:8 (NKJV) "It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man."
Now isn't that odd how this worked out... or was God in the center of it?
When there is nothing left but God, that is when you find out God is all you need.
Trust God and His Word!www.praisetime.webs.com >>> Learn more about the Word (Jesus). www.bibleprobe.com
February 29, 2012
Pam Tebow was told to abort Tim in the Philippines
We went to see a doctor in the town we lived in and she said it wasnt a baby at all, Pam recalled. [She said] he was a mass of fetal tissue and that I needed to abort him immediately if I was going to save my life.
Finish reading this at: ChristianPost.com
I have written some Christian praise song lyrics and other lyrics such as Country and Western. I will be giving out details in the near future if you would like to record any of these songs. I have applied for a copyright and I am currently waiting for it to be approved. Once this material has been approved for a copyright I will release the information about how you can use this material in your ministry or singing career. Please check back in a few weeks. Thanks James N. Knight email@example.com
Febraury 11, 2012
Explanation of the Sinner's Prayer:
The sinner's prayer is a prayer a person prays to God when they understand that they are a sinner and in need of a Savior. Saying a sinner's prayer will not accomplish anything on its own. A sinner's prayer is only effective if it genuinely represents what a person knows, understands, and believes about their sinfulness and need for salvation.
The first aspect of a sinner's prayer is understanding that we are all sinners. Romans 3:10 proclaims, "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one." The Bible makes it clear that we have all sinned. We are all sinners in need of mercy and forgiveness from God (Titus 3:5-7). Because of our sin, we deserve eternal punishment (Matthew 25:46). The sinner's prayer is a plea for grace instead of judgment. It is a request for mercy instead of wrath.
The second aspect of a sinner's prayer is knowing what God has done to remedy our lost and sinful condition. God took on flesh and became a human being in the Person of Jesus Christ (John 1:1,14). Jesus taught us the truth about God and lived a perfectly righteous and sinless life (John 8:46; 2 Corinthians 5:21). Jesus then died on the cross in our place, taking the punishment that we deserve (Romans 5:8). Jesus rose from the dead to prove His victory over sin, death, and hell (Colossians 2:15; 1 Corinthians chapter 15). Because of all of this, we can have our sins forgiven and be promised an eternal home in Heaven - if we will just place our faith in Jesus Christ. All we have to do is believe that He died in our place and rose from the dead (Romans 10:9-10). We can be saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone. Ephesians 2:8 declares, "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God."
Saying the sinner's prayer is simply a way of declaring to God that you are relying on Jesus Christ as your Savior. There are no "magical" words that result in salvation. It is only faith in Jesus' death and resurrection that can save us. If you understand that you are a sinner and in need of salvation through Jesus Christ, here is a sinner's prayer you can pray to God: "God, I know that I am a sinner. I know that I deserve the consequences of my sin. However, I am trusting in Jesus Christ as my Savior. I believe that His death and resurrection provided for my forgiveness. I trust in Jesus and Jesus alone as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank you Lord, for saving me and forgiving me! Amen!"
Reference for above explanation: gotquestions.org
Taken from the website:http://www.bibleprobe.com
Other sources to view:http://www.Jesus2020.com http://www.looktojesus.com
Please Note that I have not review these websites completely. If you have any doubts about what you read, heard or viewed always check your Bible. Always pray to God for guidance.
My websites:www.praisetime.webs.com and www.angelsinthenight.webs.com
January 31, 2012
I asked the Lord to bless you as I prayed for you today.
To guide you and protect you as you go along your way.
His love is always with you,
His promises are true,
and when we give Him our cares you know
He will see us through.
So when the road you're traveling on seems difficult at best,
Just remember I'm here praying,
and God will do the rest. @
Pass this on to those whom you want God to bless
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November 15, 2011
Thanksgiving is a holy holiday. It is a time of the year when people give thanks to God for all He has done for them and all the things He has provided for them. It is a time to honor God and share your blessings with others. A time for families and friends to be together. A time when hope and dreams can be shared. If you have good health, a job, a place to live, food and water give thanks to God. If you know someone that is sick or going through a tough time lift them up with your prayers to God.
Shame on those companies that make their employees work on Thanksgiving and Christmas. How greedy you are to make your employees come in to work at mid-night on a holiday. Shame on you! The management that owns or runs those companies. You are placing your profits your greed above God, above your employees and their families. You sat at home eat and enjoy those holidays with your family. While you deprive others the opportunity to be with their families. You are depriving them the opportunity to be with their families to honor God. You are telling God that you are more interested in money than Him or others! Then you open at midnight to try to fill your pockets with as much cash as you can before other retailers get their hands on it. You allow customers to rush into your stores and grabs as much as they can and covet what others have. You have broken God's Ten Commandments and He said if you broke one you have broken all of them. Children sat at home wanting to be with their mom or dad, but you make them work so you can have more money. What good will it do you to have all that money and then have to face God when you die? You can't take the money with you. God doesn't care how much you gave to charities. He cares how you treated others! Jesus said "If you love me, keep my commandments." John 14:15 You could belong to a 100 churches or have a 100 religions and if you don't have a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus not one of them will do you a bit of good. You have to have a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus if you ever want to make it to heaven.
You need to change now and change your company's policies about working on Thanksgiving and Christmas. You have one life and God hold that life. Don't you fear God? Money can be a blessing, but if it is a blessing it will fade fast. God gives blessing that last and they are eternal. You now have this day set before you, who will you serve?
A wise man will fear God. A wise man will honor God!
October 26, 2011
It is well known fact the Muslims pray five times a day to their god. I am asking all Christians to pray seven times a day to our God. As Christians we can do better. Our prayers not only help our lives and the lives of others, they also give strenght to God's holy angels. So pray and pray ofen. Thank God for our Lord Jesus, our country, our service members, our family, our food, our homes, His holy angels that watch over our children and grand-children. Look around you there are thousands of people and things you can thank God for. Start doing it today. Pray for someone today!
If you have not done so, get on Dorrie's mailing list. "Dorrie O'Brien" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Some of the people talked about in Dorrie's emails are Geert Wilders, Wafa Sultan, Brigitte Gabriel and Walid Soebat. Some of them have been on the Sid Roth program at sidroth.org If you care about America and your freedom you will check into this. If you care about the freedom of your children and grand-children you will check into to this. Joel Richardson has been a guest on the Sid Roth program. Very Interesting Interview. Islam wants to take over America and take away your freedom. Muslims believe if you talk against Islam, it is the death penalty for you. They believe that God had no son (Jesus). Therefore, they, the Muslims are anti-christ. When they say God had no son, they place limits on God. Man cannot limit God. The god in Islam is very -very different than the God in the Christian Bible. The god in Islam is anti-christ. anti-Jesus. The world is changing very fast and now is the time you have to decide if you want to become a Christian or not. If you put it off, you have made your decision not to decide. Jesus said that the only way to get to heaven is through him, there is no other way! You will not find a Muslim that practices the Islam faith in heaven. All those people that blew themselves up thinking they are going to heaven for killing Jews and Christians are in fact in hell. There is no escape from hell. No changing your mind once you are in hell. Now is the appointed time to choose. Choose wisely.
October 06, 2011
Recently there was the MTV awards on TV. I did not watch the program. But, I did see part of it while going through the channels. What I did see, was not something I think God would have been happy to have on TV. I saw a young black man singing on the stage singing. He wore a chain around his neck and hanging down form the chain was a cross. He then ripped off his shirt and started singing (more like yelling cuss words). Those words were beeped out, but you could still understand some of them. He had to hold up his pants to keep them from falling onto the stage. This young man apparently does not know the meaning of the cross. Someday he will have to answer for the words that were coming out of his mouth. I just want to let the world ( including those that are Muslim) know that this young man does not represent the Christian faith. I would say he is as far from God as you can get. Wearing a cross around his neck will not save him. He was showing me that while he was on stage, he was lost.
To be a Christian is to follow Christ and act in a way that would be pleasing to God. Jesus came to this earth to save that young man, but he has to want to be saved. He needs to confess his sins to God, repent of those sins and follow Jesus. Accepting Jesus is the only way he will ever have any hope of being in heaven when he dies. I hope he does turn his life over to Jesus, he may not. He may prefer his record deal more, but he must remember there is a record of his life that he will have to answer for. That record is a billion times more important than any amount of money.
I know some Muslims wonder how the blood of one man can pay for the sins of so many people. It is simple because that man was Jesus, the son of the living God. Then Muslims say, God had no son. Really? God can do everything and anything, He is God. You might put limits on your god. But, the God of the Bible has no limits! The Bible clearly states His ways are not our ways. He does not have the restrictions that we as humans face each day. Donft try to contain God. But, you can understand Him more by reading the Bible and praying to Him in the name Jesus the Christ. We wonft know everything about God. But, can know that He wants a relationship with us. That is why Jesus came to this earth, to restore that relationship between God and man.
May God bless you and your family!
September 21, 2011
The Christians are waiting for the return of Jesus, the Jews are waiting for their Messiah and Muslims are waiting for the Mahdi to appear. The ayatollahs in Iran are trying to gain influence in the non-Muslim world by pushing Mahdism among Jews and particularly Christians. They claim that the messianic hopes of both religions will be filled in the Twelfth Imam, the Mahdi. (per Timonth R. Furnish article "Dueling Messiahs Jesus v. the Mahdi in Iran.) The only big problem with this is that everything the Twelfth Iman does is the exact same thing the anti-Christ does in the Bible. Search: Joel Richardson at sidroth.org
Muslims waiting for the Mahdi to come, but first they believe there must be death and destruction upon Israel and America. Death and destruction upon Israel and America, sounds to me like something that Satan would want to do. That is why the Bible teaches to love your enemies and not to hate others. For when you do hate you fall into Santan's hands. For when you do hate others you are placing yourself in judgement and in hell. 1 John 3:15 When you teach your children to hate others your are turning your life and the lives of your children over to Satan. He will put his mark upon you. He cannot place his mark upon a small child, but when that child is around 15 years of age he will have his hold upon them. Is far better to trust in God than in man. Turn to Jesus now, He is the only way into heaven. Amen.
September 09, 2011
Just took a look at onenewsnow.com poll with 6552 responses. the poll question was concerning "do think America is doomed?"
About 19 % agreed with : No matter what happens America is doomed.
About 75 % agreed with : Unless things changed, America is doomed.
And about 6% agreed with : America is not doomed; its best days are ahead.
Log onto onenewsnow.com and express your opinion.
Did you know that terrorist groups want to hit the necular power plant in New York? Yet our president has done nothing to secure any of the necular power plants in the US. Last I heard there was 104 necular power plants. We need to have our armed military guarding these necular power plants. Contact your represtenatives today and express your concern.
August 12, 2011
These days there are many people that have tattoos or they are thinking about getting a tattoo. If you read God's word, He says not to mark your body with a tattoo. When you do get a tattoo you are being disobedient to God and to His Word. The Book of Leviticus 19:28, The Old Testament, Revised Standard Version . Lucifer was disobedient to God and God had him removed from heaven. A third of the angels in heaven were disobedient to God and they were removed from heaven. The good news is that God can forgive you if you have a tattoo, but you have to ask Him to forgive you and it has to come from your heart. The Books of Leviticus and Deuteronomy give us insights as to what God does not want us to do. In the Old Testament if you broke God's laws/rules you were to be put to death in most cases. Your access to God was cut off or limited. The good news is that Jesus came to this earth to restore what Adam and Eve had given up. With the life, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus the Christ we have access to God and to His mercy. Only through Jesus can we obtain what was lost and now restored to us by His shed blood. But, you have to ask Jesus to forgive of your sins, confess your sins and repent of your sins. He has already paid the price for you to restore your relationship with God. You just have to claim that gift, peace and forgiveness. Others can pray for you, but only you can ask for forgiveness. What was lost was YOUR relationship with God Today is the day of YOUR salvation. Claim it now through Jesus the Christ.
Jesus was the only King in history that I know of that went to the cross to die so others could live. While we were yet sinners He died for us. No other king in history has died for his subjects or for others. He alone could have destroyed the entire Roman army, or as He said He could have called thousands of angels to come and save Him from the cross. It would have taken only one angel to defeated the Roman army. What other king has had such great power yet choose to die for those that did not want Him as their King? There is no other name by which we are saved. Jesus is Lord.
When I was in the army, we had a Chaplin that came by one day to talk to us about God. You were given the option to go listen to him or not to go. I went and the Chaplin's message was how do we know if God really exist. If God did not exist then this Chaplin was soaking the army. If the Chaplin was living a lie and promoting a lie who would care? There would have been no God to judge him. The message was God does exist. He is the creator and the judge. The Chaplin took off his wrist watch and said " this watch was created by someone and it has a purpose." It took time to draw the plans, get the materials and to make the parts that watch would need. Then someone would have to put the parts together and then start the watch. In other words there had to have been a creator of the watch. If you take all the parts of the watch and place them in a shoe box and close that shoe box, the parts will never come together to create a working watch. If you had the shoe box outside and a wind storm came everyday for a billion years and blew that box around the parts would never come together. If a billion monkeys came one after another and shook that box, the parts would never come together to create a working watch. Our bodies, souls and spirits are much more complication that a few pieces of metal and plastic. We were created by someone and we have a purpose. We are uniquely put together by a creator, our God.
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Visit another website at http://www.freewebs.com/angelsinthenight , go to msn or yahoo and login to this website. Please keep in mind that when I prayed to God, I was praying to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. I prayed in the name of Jesus, (Yahshua and some know him as Yeshua). I prayed by the blood and authority of Jesus. The Jesus of Nazareth, the Messiah, the King of kings and the Lord of lords. The Savior that gave his life so that we could find life. My wife would always pray by starting to worship God first, I learned this from her. To go before His throne. Jesus is the one that allows us to go before His throne. Then after worshiping Him, make a request or just praise Him. I have seen God answer my wife's prayers. I have learned to praise God first. I have also learned to use the word "Claim" to claim a blessing to get back what Adam and Eve gave up. Claim your healing, etc. I learned to use the word Claim from an interview someone was having with Naomi Judd. She said during that interview to claim what you want in your prayers. I have also learned to use the word "Release" for God to Release the Holy Spirit to work in our lives, to Release His Holy Angels to watch over our son, To Release His healing power into our lives, etc. The word Release I learned to use from watching a TV program that Paul and Jan Crouch were giving one night. By faith ask God to release His answer to you and by faith receive that answer!
Use Your Faith! Faith + Praise = Promise and Miracles God never runs out of miracles.
Pleae note that if you have any bad feelings towards someone, or hate some one, or someone did you wrong and you haven't forgave them..... then you must do that. Go before God and forgive that person, if you know how to contact that person then do so and tell them you forgive them. If you don't do this, it could stop you from receivng your healing or blessings from God. God is a loving God and He expects you to do the same. If you should die with hate in your heart, remember God does not allow hate into heaven. If that person does not forgive you or does not except your apology, then that is between them and God. You would have done you part.
Also, visit the website at http://www.insightsofgod.com , WARNING: some contents at this website is NOT suitable for children. It is a real shock to most people, a real eye opener.