Dear Sisters and Brothers in Jesus the Christ,

Those who obey God’s commandments live in fellowship with Him, and He with them. And we know He lives in us because the Holy Spirit lives in us.” 1 John 3:24 (NLT)

 As stated by Dr. Bill Winston, “When ungodly laws are passed and go unchallenged, they affect the thinking and behavior of the masses. People think wrong is right, causing entire nations to spiral into moral decline.” 1  The Sovereign Lord God Almighty Who is full of compassion has never turned His back on those created in His image (Genesis 1:26-27). Despite the stubborn obstinance often exhibited in both a nation as well as individually, God Who is Love is ever faithful. Through the Holy Spirit’s Teaching, the Word reveals that, from Noah through Shem, God chose Abraham because he would be diligent about teaching his children in the way of God. Such obedience has scant to do with perfection because the first Adam’s free-will act of treason compromised the ability to be sufficient in any area of life by our own accord . . .”BUT GOD!” Now, we are able in Christ Jesus’ Anointing (Philippians 4:13) by the power of the Holy Spirit Who dwells within all “in Him” (Galatians 3:14). For neither Israel – the nation chosen by God through Abraham nor the United States of America – the nation comprised of the grafted branch (Romans 11:11-24) which chose God, reflect perfect behavior in regard to His perfect way. Nevertheless, He Who is ever faithful sent LOVE incarnate by Whose redemptive work those who believe and confess Him (Romans 10:9-10; 1Jn 3:23) have eternal life.

 GOD is Spirit and we who were created in His image are spirit (John 4:24; Genesis 1:26-27). That is to say, we are a spirit with a soul (i.e., intellect, will, emotions) who lives in a body. The spirit is eternal; and where one’s spirit will spend eternity is a free-will decision. Of such is that written by the Apostle John, and referenced by a different Disciple-of-Christ. Sin, poverty, hate, and every malfeasance and/or malevolence thereof is of the fallen angel; his envy is intent on taking as many created in the image of God into the pit of hell by any means necessary. Such includes those who’ve been tricked for whom Scripture ask that we pray whereas for others we aren’t:

If anyone sees his brother commit a sin that does not lead to death, he should pray and God will give him life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that he should pray about that.” 1 John 5:16 (NIV) 

4)  It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit,   5) who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age,  6)  if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance.” Hebrews 6:4-6 (NIV)

God the Father desires that every human might (free-will) choose to spend eternity with Him through Christ Jesus; that none unwittingly spend an eternity of torment in hell. Hence, those rendered sons and daughters of God by the blood of Jesus, and sensitive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit, approach individuals to ask: If you died right now, where would you go?” Then they may follow-up with specific Scripture (Romans 3:23, 6:23, 10:13), and seek to pray with the lost: Heavenly Father, I believe that Jesus died on the cross for me and rose again. I give you my life. I want Jesus Christ to come into my life and into my heart. Amen.” Of course, any who aren’t certain whether they are “in Christ” may do as stated in Romans 10:9-10. For the fallen angel desires to take as many created in the image of God (who aren’t already “in Christ”) into hell; free-will has never been a factor in regard to the trickery of the father of lies. Condemnation which is of Satan doesn’t draw those who are often well aware of their own sin. Rather, it’s our love walk – Agapaõ/Agap?, and THE BLESSING (Proverbs 10:22) made evident in our own life while on this side of Heaven, that will draw the lost to GOD through YESHUA/JESUS.

Speak the promise . . . Harriet

1 Winston, B. (2019). Vengeance Of The LORD: The Justice System Of God. (p. xi). Oak Park, IL: Bill Winston Ministries.