Larry Atkerson Ministries

What must I do to be Saved?

The Bible says…Rom 10:9-12 (KJV)  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.
Rom 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Rom 10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
Rom 10:12 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. 

God didn’t make the plan of salvation hard! Yet, men, religion, thoughts and ideas have made it hard.

People say things like, “You must make for sure your good outweighs your bad or else you will not go to heaven!”

If this is so, then the thief on the cross had no chance of making it to heaven, (aka…”Paradise” until the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.) Yet, Jesus told him, “Today you will be with Me in Paradise!”

Yes! We should do good! Yes! We should help our family, friends, and neighbours! Yes! We should be kind to others! But this should all be a fruit of us being saved and not tied into actually what produces salvation.

The Bible simply says, Confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He died and rose again from the dead. Then in doing so, eternal salvation has been produced in your heart.

From our Scripture section above, verse 11 says…the only way to NOT be eternally saved. Is to NOT accept His Grace of salvation, by believing and confessing His Sonship and Lordship!

Look at the verse again…Rom 10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

The Greek word for ASHAMED in this verse is the word, καταισχύνω (kataischunō) pronounced – kat-ahee-skhoo’-no
It means; to shame down, that is, disgrace or (by implication) put to the blush: – confound, dishonour,

So the only way to NOT be saved! Is to dishonour God by not accepting His Son Jesus as Lord and Saviour!

But when you do accept Him, you will NEVER be disgraced! Or you could say it this way. When you accept Jesus Christ as the Son and God. As your Lord and Saviour then you will ALWAYS be IN His grace!

Does this mean, you will never sin or do wrong, again? Absolutely not! But what it does mean, is that you will always be in His Grace, wrapped-up by His love. So that when you mess up, you can run to His loving arms and not away from Him! Oh hallelujah!

My friends, are you ready to say “YES” to Him?

Then pray (confess) and believe this simple prayer with me… Father God, I believe Jesus Christ is your Son. I believe He came to this earth to be our sacrifice for sin. He was born of a virgin. Lived as a man, anointed by your Spirit. Died for me on the cross and rose again for my salvation. I accept Him now as my Lord and Saviour and as my best friend! Jesus I know I can always go to You and you will listen to me. I know if I mess up You will be there to help me through it. I thank You for loving me! I thank You that I am now on my way to heaven and eternally saved in You, the Beloved Son of God. In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen!

My friend, you are now part of the family of God! You are now my brother or sister in the Lord and I am so excited! If we don’t meet here on this earth, I know we will in heaven and I will be so excited to hear your testimony.

If you would like to comment or send us a message so we can celebrate with you, that would be great. Otherwise, no worries! Be blessed in all you do!

#IAmSaved #IAmLovedByTheBeloved #IAmInTheFamilyOfGod #MyPastIsBehindMeAndMyFutureIsPromisingBecauseOfHim

Sunbeams and cross

A man walking towards the cross with his arms raised in prayer!

 

Same power that rose Jesus from the dead…

This is great news!
Romans 8:11 (KJV) But if the Spirit of him (#HolySpirit) that raised up #Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

My friends, the same power of the Holy Spirit that indwells every born-again believer. Is the same power of the Holy Spirit that raised-up Jesus from the dead!

The Greek word for “Quicken” is the word G2227 (Strong’s number) ζωοποιέω (zōopoieō)  Pronounced – dzo-op-oy-eh’-o

It means…2b) to restore to life 2c) to give increase of life: thus of physical life 2d) of the spirit, quickening as respects the spirit, endued with new and greater powers of life.

The same Spirit that produced “#Life” in the body of our Saviour when He was raised from the dead. Is the same Spirit that will “Restore to life; Give increase of life; and endue us with a “New” and “Greater life” here in our mortal bodies!”

Yes! We are born-again and on our way to heaven, as believers!

Yes! We have been given a new-spirit on the inside of us, after we accepted Jesus as Saviour and Lord!

But please note what part of our being has been “Quickened”! It is our mortal body! Our outward body that is seen with the physical eyes! The body that normally reaches a point in life, in which it begins to break-down, fall-apart, not work as well as it once did, and then speeds towards decay and death.

So not only have we been given this new-life (Born-again to life in our spirit) which gives us a secure future, in Him. But we have also been given this newness of life in our “Physical” body, as well.

In our mortal body, we have been restored to-life or towards-life and not to-death or towards death.

I believe we are the end-time generation! The one which will be here during the rapture of the church, which precedes the 2nd coming of The Lord! If so, then there are some of us who are reading this now, who will not experience physical death. Instead, we will be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, moment! From wearing or living in our mortal body into an immortal body! Oh Hallelujah!

But while we are here in this body, we can believe for and speak newness of life over our physical body. Jesus paid that price for us! And if His blessed Holy Spirit lives in us, then we can expect to see good days of a healthy life while we are here in this earth!

Somebody give Him a shout of praise for what He has done for us!

Happy Father’s Day!

The first two letters of the Hebrew alphabet make up the word – Father.
It is the word אב pronounced as AV.

In Hebrew there are names and word-pictures (symbols) for each of the letters, as well as a numeric value.
The word-picture for the 1st letter of the alphabet א (ALEPH) is the picture of an “OX”. It stands for strength, head, leader, and first. It has a numeric value of “ONE”.
The word-picture for the 2nd letter ב (BAIYT / BET) is the picture of a house or a tent. It stands for household, family, being inside or within. It has a numeric value of 2.

So then the “Father” of the family unit should be the leader in the home. He should lead by example and with godly wisdom.
Because of his important role in the family, as he goes and does…so goes the rest of the family, in general.

(However, the Bible gives us examples of wives/mothers in the household, as the ones who had more influence over their children. This is when the father did not lead the family properly or with good-godly counsel.)

But to all the Dad’s who are doing their best, to be all they can be in the family unit. We salute you and give you honor on this day!
Thanks for protecting us, watching over us, providing for us, leading us by your awesome example, and for just being our father/dad!
We love you!

#HappyFathersDay #DadsAreSpecial #WeAreBlessedBecauseOfYou

He Did it All for You and Me!

1Peter 2:21-24 (GNB) It was to this that God called you, for Christ himself suffered for you and left you an example, so that you would follow in his steps.
1Pe 2:22 He committed no sin, and no one ever heard a lie come from his lips.
1Pe 2:23 When he was insulted, he did not answer back with an insult; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but placed his hopes in God, the righteous Judge.
1Pe 2:24 Christ himself carried our sins in his body to the cross, so that we might die to sin and live for righteousness. It is by his wounds (stripes) that you have been healed.

My friends and my brothers and sisters in the Lord, He (Jesus Christ) did it all for you and me! Oh praise His holy name!

#JesusProvidesHealthForUsHisChildren #JesusCarriedOurSinsOnTheCross #ByHisStripesWeAreHealed

God Knows what You are Going Through!

Source: God Knows what You are Going Through!

God Knows what You are Going Through!

My friends, God sees the brokenhearted. He knows what you are going through. There is no distance too far – that He can’t cover. There is no hurt too great – that He doesn’t understand how you feel.

There is no sickness or disease that’s too bad or too far gone – that He cannot heal! There’s no relationship – that’s beyond repair in Him.

When you need your Prayers to get from Faith and Hope to Fulfilled and Answered – He is the One, who is right there delivering the answers to your prayers! He is the One who can and will bridge the gap with you!

Even when you seemingly have no faith left in the tank (so to speak)! When it feels like you have been beat on every side! Look up! Look up! For your redemption draws nigh!

My friends, even when it seems like you can’t wait any longer for your answer! Look to our Lord for He is the author and finisher of our faith!

Do you believe that Jesus believes His Word will produce?

Yes! **Ok then…pause point! Mediate on this!** Have faith that He (Jesus) has faith to believe His Own Word will produce! Then you will surely see your need met through your belief/faith, in the fact that Jesus has belief/faith in His Word to produce your answer. ** Oh my Lord that is good, get it down in your heart!

My friends, always, run to and not away from Him! For there He awaits with arms open wide! Remember, He is never the problem, but the problem solver.

Be blessed in everything you do!

Words are Containers that produce Life and Death!

Source: Words are Containers that produce Life and Death!

Words are Containers that produce Life and Death!

Did you know…WORDS are containers and they carry the substance of life and death in them?
Proverbs 18:21 (ISV) says… The power of the tongue is life and death—those who love to talk will eat what it produces.
So, be careful little tongue what you say! 🙂

My friends, our WORDS can brighten or destroy someone’s day! They contain the power to provoke war or instill peace. They can bring a family closer together or tear them apart.

The 2 little WORDs “I DO” at an alter – in front of a minister, will change your life forever!  🙂

However, their power does not stop there! They also control our eternal destiny. The Bible says this in Romans 10:9-10 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.
Rom 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

My friends, WORDS have power, choose them wisely!
#SpeakLife #WordsHaveMeanings #WordsHavePower

What makes Jesus Different?

Ever since the fall of mankind in the Garden of Eden, there has been a promised Messiah.

Prophecies concerning His arrival are in abundance in the Bible, so that we would recognize Him when He came.

A few of the prophecies include…

1. His birthplace would be in Bethlehem

2. He would be born of a virgin

3. He would be of the tribe of Judah

4. He would be in the lineage of King David

5. He would live a sin-free life

6. He would have healing in His wings (the tassels or hem of His garment).

7. He would be 100% God, yet 100% man at the same time. Therefore, both of the titles “Son of God” and “Son of man” would apply correctly to Him.

8. Isaiah 53 would apply to Him. He would be the “Lamb of God” the one beaten and crucified for our sins.

9. He would die but not stay dead. He would be resurrected from the death.

10. He would take the keys of death, hell and the grave away from Satan.

My friends, these are just a few of the prophecies concerning His birth, life here on the earth as a man, His death, and then His resurrection from the dead.

What makes Jesus different from anyone else who has said they are God; the Son of God; the one who was sent from God; or any other term, which they used to gather followers, is the “Empty tomb”!

Not only did Jesus Christ fulfill every prophecy concerning the Messiah. But He also, arose from the dead, just like He said He would.

My friends, angels announced His birth from the heavens. He confounded the scholars and the Pharisees with His wisdom of the scriptures and the authority in which He spoke. He cast out demons, healed the lepers, performed miracles, and spoke the Word and people was raised from the dead.

He told Peter that he would deny him 3 times before the cock crowed and he did. He allowed Himself to be beaten, whipped, and crucified on our behalf, for He had no sin of His own.

His body was placed in a tomb with guards sealing and guarding the tomb, but they could not keep Him in it. Because on the 3rd day the angels rolled away the stone and Jesus walked right on out.

He then appeared to his disciples and at least 500 other people/believers to prove that He did would He said He would do. Thereby, proving for all to see that He was who He said He was, the Son of God.

Then after a period of about 40 days, He ascended back up into heaven, with people watching. Then the 2 angels said this to them. Act 1:11 (ISV) They asked, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This same Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you saw him go up into heaven.”

So on this Resurrection Day, we understand this scripture just about sums it up.     1Timothy 3:16 (KJV) 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.

My friends, what makes Jesus Christ different, is that He is who He said He was and that He arose from the dead on the 3rd day. Oh glory to His name!

#JesusIsTheSonOfGod #JesusRoseFromTheDead

The Shepherd finds the One and rejoices!

Source: The Shepherd finds the One and rejoices!

%d bloggers like this: