Can You Lose Your Salvation? Part 2

We look at the power of the seal that born again believers receive from the Holy Spirit to mark the believer as Christ’s very own. We then look at the parable of the sower Jesus told to help us understand the difference between believing with our heart or just believing in our head.

Podcast 17 Transcription

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Hello, and good day to you. Welcome to the podcast, Living God’s Way in an Ungodly World. I’m your host B.R. Maul. It’s so good to have you with me today. I hope all is going well to my brothers and sisters. I do hope and pray that you are continuing in God’s word each and every day. Praying to our Heavenly Father each and every day, and meeting with brothers and sisters in Christ on a regular basis.

And as I have said before, regular basis means weekly. Anything we do weekly really is a part of who we are, right? This is the second week discussing of whether or not a Christian can lose his or her salvation. This is a very important topic and for some odd reason, much debated. I don’t really see why, because when I spend time with our Lord, it is very clear cut what he wants, and that’s why I encourage my brothers and sisters in the faith to read God’s word each day and not rely on anyone else, and that includes me as your sole source of learning God’s word, cuz that’s very unhealthy. The Holy Spirit dwells in all believers and the Holy Spirit will interpret God’s word for that child of God.

Last week I did read and go over Ephesians one 13 and 14 and second Corinthians 1 21 and 22. I encourage you to open your Bibles.

Now, it’s important that all followers of Jesus Christ understand and know for certain this basic truth. A born again believer cannot lose his or her salvation. Now, put another way and please hear me. It is impossible for a born again believer. A child of God, a follower of Christ to lose his or her salvation.

Now, that doesn’t answer the question then of why then does it seem like some are Christians, live as Christians, act as Christians, but then suddenly seem to lose because it really is an illusion that they lose their salvation. Someone who walks and talks like a believer in Christ, but falls away from their belief, do so for one of two reasons.

One, they were never saved to begin with. They were never saved. They were never born again. They were never a true believer because they only believed with their head and not with their heart. So they walked and talked like a Christian. But they’re never saved. They’re never born again. A true believer.

And unfortunately we have many loved ones. We have many friends, we have many colleagues. We have many people filling up churches today that that’s what they are. They are Christian and name only, but they do not know their savior. They know of him and about him, and they believe in their head, oh yes, there’s a Jesus. Yes, Jesus. He hung on the cross and died for my sins, and many of them can tell many of the Bible stories, but it unfortunately remains knowledge in their head and none of it in the heart.

My heart is heavy thinking of all those who have not gone from their head believing in Jesus to their heart.

Now the second thing that could be going on if they walk and talk like a believer in Christ, and then suddenly they fall away from their belief and living. A lifestyle that does not correlate with Christianity is that they are indeed born again. They are a child of God. However, they need to get right with God. There’s a big difference between those two.

And I understand that there’s confusion. I understand that there’s some hesitancy, but those are the only two things that can be going on for somebody who claims to be a Christian and suddenly is showing no fruit to the Holy Spirit. Now, since belief is needed from the heart and not the head, keep this in mind.

A person cannot pick when and under what circumstances they will believe unto God. I’ve heard this before, people believing that they can wait until they’re good and ready to follow Christ. They’re gonna wait and basically may think, well, I’m just going to live my life. Just leave me be for now. And yes, someday I’ll believe.

Okay. There’s a big, big problem with that, and that is, that’s not a choice now to believe more intellectually. Yes, a person can say, well, you know, someday I’m gonna take the time and find out more about Jesus, find out more about Christianity. I’ll start reading God’s word and you know, I’ll accept them as my savior, but if it’s not of the heart, It’ll never happen.

And the thing is, Jesus will come knocking at an believer’s heart and it’ll be evident in certain situations, perhaps a, a death of a loved one, witnessing something as simple as a dead animal, and it occurs to somebody. Yeah, life is short and the Holy Spirit starts tugging cuz Jesus is knocking at the door.

One needs to answer that door. One needs to respond to the Holy Spirit’s prompts, or eventually they go away. Now we see that in Pharaoh in the Old Testament when time and time again, God sent Moses to Pharaoh, giving Pharaoh a fair chance every time. Let my people go. He was also saying, soften your heart. Get over the fact that you think you are a God and come to me. Now, Moses never said those words, but God was communicating that he was giving Pharaoh like he does everybody the opportunities. But of course in the end, God gave Pharaoh what he wanted. So he allowed Pharaoh’s heart to harden and what wanted was the absent of God.

And of course, that’s what happens to all unbelievers. They do get what they want. We all do. For those of us who love Jesus, we get to spend eternity with Jesus. But remember, that does take effort on our side, effort in the sense of one needs to open their mouth. Now, why is that? I’ve talked about this before, but this is a very important passage in Romans 10 verse nine and 10 reads that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved. There’s no question there. But before we go on to 10, what are some of the key words there? Well, believe in your heart. That’s the key. Believe in your heart, not your head.

10. For with the heart, one believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. So keep Romans 10, nine through 10 in mind as we move on because it is with the heart only, beloved that we can believe that God has raised him from the dead, not just our head. So now let’s revisit two of the passages from last week.

That show us and that I promised I would dive into in more detail this week that we cannot lose our salvation. First, Ephesians one 13 and 14. In Him, you also trusted after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, in whom also having believed you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.

Who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchase possession to the praise of his glory. Some key words there sealed, and I’ll break that word down soon and guarantee if we can just break the seal that the Holy Spirit makes, it’s no longer a guarantee. So for those who believe that you can lose your salvation, it either has to be taken from you.

So either God himself decides, no, I guess that’s not gonna work. I’m gonna take my guarantee back. Or the devil has the power, or the individual has the power to break that seal. None of that works then because how can God guarantee our inheritance? That’s not a guarantee. So let me read that again. In him, that’s Christ you also trusted.

After you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. So after hearing the gospel, after hearing what Jesus has done, in whom also having believed you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, so you have this seal, and we’ll really get into that, who is the guarantee? So once we are sealed, There is that guarantee it says of our inheritance, so what’s the guarantee of, of our inheritance, which is eternal life until the redemption of the purchased possession.

Okay, well what’s redemption? To redeem redeeming something. If you redeem, let’s say a, a coupon, you go to a store and you’re holding this coupon. For 50% off. You put the item there on the counter and you give them that coupon. You redeem that 50% off of the purchase possession. So what’s the purchase possession? That’s us, the bride of Christ. We are the purchased possession, so the Holy Spirit seals us. We are guaranteed of our inheritance. Which is eternal life until the redemption of the purchase possession. The deed is done on the cross, but there’s also the coming to salvation. So once we die or he comes back, okay, so until the redemption of the purchase possession, and it says until, because that shows it hasn’t happened yet.

He already died on the cross and that debt is paid. So it’s like that coupon he’s got for your soul and he just needs to come. So whether it’s he’s calling you home individually, and this is your last day on earth and then you’re called home, or he comes back and calls the rest of his people to him, so sealed and guaranteed.

Now we have to know that God is good for his money. We have to know that because of the Old Testament itself, over and over again what God has done. God the Father, second Corinthians 1 21 and 22, verse 21 and 22 reads, now he who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God who also has sealed us and given us the spirit in our hearts.

As a guarantee. Those words, again, we have sealed, we have the spirit and we have guarantee. Alright, let’s look at this, beloved. I think the key word here, I mean, guarantee that’s, that should be enough right there. I won’t get into what guarantee means cuz a guarantee is a guarantee. That’s a promise.

God has never broken a promise. Never broken a promise, but for some reason this hangup was sealed for some reason. People wanna find a catch in that. So like there’s a way to break that seal. Right. Okay. Let’s break down. The word sealed, the Greek word for that. This is a tough one for me to try to pronounce.

So it’s either frog, gazo, orzo. Now it means to stamp such as with a sign or private mark. For security or preservation. So this isn’t like a stamp, like my girls when they were younger, there’s these little stamps that you can get at McDonald’s or you know, a dollar store. And the ink, it doesn’t really stay on the hand, but you can put, you know, whatever little animal or whatever face and stamp it on your hand a few times and then put it in water and then stamp it some more until, and then eventually though it just fades off.

It’s not that kind of stamp. Talking about a sign or private mark, this would be one of two things that we could look at here on Earth. For example, the sign rings often used in medieval times in feudalistic societies. Where royalty wearing on their pinky finger, normally they would wear a sign ring, so it would have the family crest, the royal crest, and that would be used to either press into wax or press into clay to seal whatever it is, paperwork or chest of treasure, whatever it might be.

That is their seal. It’s their backing showing that it is indeed. From royalty cuz no one else would have that stamp. That sign. Another example is branding. When I think of cattle, so here in the United States, in the Wild West Days, they would use brands that would be made from iron and they would put it in the fire.

So it’d get really hot. Then they put this on the cow, the cattle to market. Permanently mark it because it would burn it into their hide. Okay. They have thick hides, so it wouldn’t burn all the way through, but it would definitely leave a mark. And so that was branding the cattle. That’s the kind that’s not coming off.

I mean, that’s a permanent mark. That’s it. So being sealed with a sign ring from royalty and you didn’t mess with that, that was a life and death thing. So only those who were permitted to open were to open it. And with branding of cattle, there’s no way you could get that off. You can’t just scrub it off.

It doesn’t work that way. So that’s what that Greek word means is to stamp, but there’s more to it. It also means to keep secret to seal up. Now isn’t that interesting to keep it secret? And to seal up. In other words, keeping safe, this is mine. God is saying, once we are born again, when you come to Christ and the Holy Spirit enters you, you are sealed and kept safe.

Now, that doesn’t mean kept safe from the physical world. As long as we live in this world, on this side of eternity, our bodies are not going to be safe. However that safeness is for our eternity, our salvation. That’s what’s sealed. That is what’s safe. It goes even further, and I think this next part is what we can truly grab onto, and that is the Greek word means to attest.

All right. What does that mean? I’m glad you asked. Attest. You can look that up. And according to the Webster’s New American dictionary, a little more modern. And the definition is to affirm, to be true or genuine, to affirm, to be true or genuine, specifically to authenticate by signing as a witness. So to authenticate officially, that’s pretty strong.

So, in other words, the Holy Spirit is affirming you as God’s child affirming that your heart is true. Your heart is genuine when you believe, and that’s why we can’t believe with our head, we must believe in our heart, the Holy Spirit, to continue with this definition authenticates by like signing on as a witness.

The Holy Spirit is the witness and seals it and makes it official. How are we supposed to break that? Not gonna happen. Definition number two of a test to establish or verify the usage of, so to put in this perspective, the Holy Spirit is verifying your heart and has established. Now this is a done deal definition three of a test.

Which again, we’re talking about the word sealed. So the Greek word sealed means attest. And attest is definition three to be proof of manifest. Now, we’ve heard that in God’s word we’ve heard manifest because when we believe he will manifest himself to us, do you realize we are in him and he is in us? No one can separate that.

The devil can’t separate it. Cuz first of all, the devil does not have that power. He is not omnipotent. He is not omniscient like us the devil and all angels are not on the same level. God is way, way above us. We can’t break it. The same reason the devil can’t, and that’s why a person who falls away from their belief is falling away from their belief from their head.

They are not falling from their belief from the heart. For one who truly loves the Lord will not fall away. May struggle. In fact, who doesn’t? May doubt because of the struggle. Who doesn’t? But that doesn’t mean they lose their salvation. Now, here is the ultimate sealed means a test and a test. Definition four is to put on oath, and this is where we can grab onto because we know that oath is used often in the Bible.

The Old Testament alone goes on and on about God’s covenant. His oaths, his promises. And again, God has never broken one. Never. It’s interesting cause I looked up the word oath. Get this oath means a solemn appeal to God. Isn’t that something, a solemn appeal to God, to witness to the truth of a statement or the sacredness of a promise.

So we can appeal to God, we can swear on the Bible. We can swear that that’s the truth, and we appeal to God for that. Okay? So we know that God doesn’t break promises. He doesn’t break his covenants. He doesn’t break his oaths, which means even God cannot break that seal. That’s gotta be the greatest comfort.

Now, people who go on, oh, well, can God make a boulder heavy enough that he can’t lift? All right. I do not cater to such ridiculous questions because to me, that shows the ignorance of somebody not knowing God’s word, not knowing God himself, but to answer the question of is there a thing God can’t do? Yes, by the maker himself. He has designed it where he cannot lie. He cannot lie. So if he says it’s guaranteed, if he says it’s sealed, he can’t change his mind and decide why you don’t love me enough, or, well, you know, I had a little more stipulations, so yeah, I just, I’m gonna change that. No, he can’t do that. And isn’t that awesome?

Yeah, he can’t do that by his own design. In Hebrews six 13, it reads for when God made a promise to Abraham, there’s that promise, an oath, because he could swear, make an oath by no one greater he swore, made an oath by himself. Did you catch that for when God made a promise to Abraham because he, God could swear by no one greater.

He swore by himself, which makes sense because he is the greatest. And so when we swear on the Bible, we put our hand on the Bible, we’re going to go to court or make a promise. We swear by God, we appeal to him, but he appeals to himself because he is the greatest. Hebrews six 16 For men indeed swear by the greater and in oath.

For confirmation is for them an end of all dispute. So we turn to God for making an oath. Now we can break our oaths, and we do unfortunately, and that’s our sinful nature. And luckily, someday in our glorified state, we too will be unable to break an oath, just like God is unable to break an oath. Now during the Devil’s Dirty Deed series, we established what constitutes a true believer in Christ in various verses. John chapter three is a big one, and I discussed that a lot in the Devil’s Dirty Deed series. Or you can go read chapter three again. John chapter three. Today, let’s look at a parable that Jesus used to help us to understand the difference between a true follower. Okay. A believer from the heart versus a believer from the head. This is so important. Because check yourself. Many people are sitting in this category of being somebody who is believing in Jesus Christ intellectually, and our enemy has played, has cards very, very wisely, because being brought up in a Christian family, going to a church every Christmas, every Easter, and whenever we a family can on Sundays. We seem to justify that that’s good and that’s what we need to do and that we intellectually, yes, I believe Jesus died on that cross, and certainly I don’t question that. And with so many people going through what they’re calling baptism as an infant, they’re being misled. I was one of them. And if you’re one of them thinking, oh, I was baptized as the baby, and yes, I’m a good person.

I was taught to be good, and I’m good a lot because of what the Bible says and what I understand to be the truth. But if you have never repented, turned away from your sin and turned to God, inviting him into your heart, turning to Jesus Christ. More specifically, because it is his son, he wants us to recognize that’s being born again.

And of course, there’s no magical prayer because it’s all in the heart. God doesn’t measure our words. He doesn’t measure our actions. He measures our hearts. Before we look at the parable, a reminder of these very important words spoken by Jesus Christ. Matthew 12 verse 30. Jesus is speaking. He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters abroad.

There is no middle ground. There is no middle ground. So for those who hear my voice right now and are thinking, well, someday, someday I might come to Christ, someday, I’ll look into it. But for now, I just don’t wanna rock the boat, so I’m not against him. I don’t hate Jesus. I just, I don’t feel ready or it doesn’t feel right, whatever it is, whatever the justification may be.

But know this, Jesus says He who is not with me is against me, is an enemy of Christ. So believers only are the ones who are with him. Everyone else, whether they blatantly show hate towards Christ, loathe him and do everything to spite his name right down to the person who I don’t know, I just don’t want to claim him as my savior yet, I don’t feel right, or I don’t feel good enough.

Whatever the reason may be makes you an enemy. It makes people an enemy to him. Keep that in mind when we look at this parable cuz there is no middle ground, none. The parable is of the sower and I’m looking at the one witness by Matthew, so written down, Matthew 13, three through nine. Then he, Jesus spoke many things to them in parables saying in Jesus speaks, behold A so went out to so.

And as he sewed, some seed fell by the wayside and the birds came and devoured them. Some fell on stony places where they did not have much earth, and they immediately sprung up because they had no depth of earth. But when the sun was up, they were scorched, and because they had no root, they withered away and some fell among thorns.

And the thorns sprang up and choked them, but others fell on good ground and yielded a crop. Some a hundred fold, some 60, some 30. He who has ears to hear. Let him hear. Now the good thing is I don’t need to break this down because I’ll keep reading because Jesus breaks this down, so I’ll continue reading.

Verse 10, and the disciples came and said to him, why do you speak to them in parables now? They asked, why do you speak to them? Because Jesus was re speaking to a very large crowd of thousands. But after his disciples were alone with him, they came, and that’s what they asked. Why do you speak to them in parables?

Listen to what Jesus says. Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of Heaven, but to them it has not been given for whoever has to him more will be given and he will have abundance, but whoever does not have even what he has will be taken away from him. Therefore, I speak to them in parables because seeing they do not see and hearing, they do not hear.

Nor do they understand and in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says, hearing you will hear and shall not understand and seeing you will see and not perceive. For the hearts of this, people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes, they have closed. Unless they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears lest they should understand with their hearts and turn so that I should heal them for 16.

Jesus still speaking, but blessed are your eyes for they see and your ears for they hear as Jesus addressing the disciples again. For assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see and did not see it, and to hear what you hear and did not hear it. Okay, I’ll pause right there.

What he is saying is that the prophets and righteous men that live before the time of Jesus, before the time of the cross, They were looking forward to the cross. We in the church age, look back to the cross, so we get to be able to hear and see because Jesus has done it. Okay? He has paid our sin debt where what he’s saying is that there were many prophets and righteous men desire to see what you see and did not see it, and to hear what you hear and did not hear it.

Not because they didn’t believe, it’s just it hadn’t happened yet. So those in the Old Testament were looking forward to the cross, and even though they might not have known exactly how it was gonna take place, they did understand that a savior was coming. So hopefully that helps a little bit. I’ll continue on because now Jesus will break down that parable for us.

Verse 18. Therefore hear the parable of the soul. When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, that’s the seed, okay, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sewn in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside. In the parable, the birds represent Satan, the enemy that comes and snatches that away.

So these are people who, again, they hear it, they hear the word of the kingdom, cuz the word is the seed. So they hear it, but there’s really no belief and the devil comes right away and tells them lies. Cuz he is the father of all lies and the person believes the lies. So that’s one verse 20. But he who received the seed on Stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy.

So these are people who at church or sitting around the campfire, or here’s a sermon and they get very excited and they receive the word, yet he has no root in himself. But endures only for a while for when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word immediately he stumbles. So those are the ones that the seed falls on Stony ground.

Those are what we’re really seeing a lot of in churches today. People who get really excited. And they love the concept of Christianity, and in their head they, they start to learn more and more. But it says here, but when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately they stumble.

That’s it. That’s too much pressure for them. People start to mock them. Really, you believe in that? Or worse, in some countries beating somebody up. Taking their possessions from them because they believe in Jesus. And of course, the ultimate sacrifice one’s life, beheadings and other terrible things. And obviously those are people who truly love the Lord, who withstand that tribulation and persecution.

But for those who it never takes root in them, no, they won’t have it, they’ll walk away from that to keep what they have, to keep their life to not be ridiculed, to not be taken advantage of. Verse 22, the third example. Now he who receives seed among the thorns is he who hears the word and the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word and he becomes unfruitful.

So similar in the sense where they hear the word, there may be some excitement or they’re reading, they’re checking in on things. But then when it really comes time to stick with it, let’s meet weekly with Christians. Let’s go to church. Let’s read God’s word. But suddenly, the cares of this world, and I see it all the time, the people who can’t go to church or meet during the week on a regular basis to grow in God’s word because their children have games after school and practices and or I got an extra job.

I’m working the, the list goes on and on. And I’m not downplaying those things cuz in and of themselves a job isn’t bad. Playing sports. Kids can learn with sports isn’t bad in and of themselves, but as soon as they take the place of time that should be with God. Well that’s the thorns and many people just choose not to do it.

So if you are one of those who you’re still thinking, well yes, there’s something in me that I wanna know more, but you know, I got too much going on. I submit to you, do away with whatever is getting in your way of knowing Jesus Christ because it is your eternity you’re playing with and for what for some years of playing a sport for some extra money in the bank account because you got an extra job or a job that just requires too many hours, too many excuses.

There are thousands of easy excuses, but that’s what happens. The world chokes it up because then at verse 23, but he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it. If you have your Bibles open, I would underline and, and then also underline, understands who, who indeed bears fruit and produces some a hundred fold, some 60 some 30.

Whether they produce 160 or 30 fold, he puts ’em all on the same level. And I read that really tenfold was considered quite successful for agriculture, for planting in the ancient times. And so all of that is success and he’s, he’s saying there’s much success. He will give us an abundant of success when we follow him.

In Proverbs two versus one through six will help us to interpret better what understands, here’s the word, and understands it means, and more importantly, what does it mean to understand? What entails getting to that point, to understand, well, Solomon, in the great wisdom that was granted to him by God. In Proverbs two versus one through six, listen to these action words when it comes to learning from God.

Because for us to receive the seed on good ground, receive God’s word in our heart. In other words, is he who hears the word and understands it. So there’s action, but really listen to what’s going on here. Proverbs two, one through six. Solomon says, my son, if you receive my words, receive, underline that word and treasure my commands within you.

Underline treasure so that you incline your ear to wisdom, underline, incline your ear and apply your heart to understanding. Underline heart to understanding. Yes. If you cry out for discernment, underline, cry out and lift up your voice for understanding. Underline for understanding if you seek her as silver and search for her.

As for hidden treasures, underline, seek and underline search. Verse five. Then. Highlight that, underline it, square it, circle it, whatever. It’s then you will understand, underline, understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom from his mouth, come knowledge and understanding, and that is what we’re looking for.

Because in verse 23, the parable of the So, and Jesus says, but he who received seed on the good ground, so received God’s word in our heart, is he who hears the word and understands it. How do we understand it? If you had underlined all of those words that I told you to do in your Bible, My son, if you receive my words and treasure my commands within you, so that you incline your ear to wisdom and apply your heart to understanding yes, if you cry out for discernment and lift up your voice for understanding.

If you seek her as silver and search for her as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom from his mouth. Come knowledge and understanding. Seek and receive. When you find it, when you’re searching and seeking and you’ve, you’re opening his word and you’re reading it, receive those words.

Ask God the Father to open your heart. Ask him to give you understanding to know what he is saying. Ask him to give you wisdom to know his will for you. And beloved, he will do it. I promise you he will do it. But seeking and searching takes effort. Receiving takes effort, crying out takes effort. And with that, he promises understanding.

And then you will be the one who the seed receives in good ground. Does this help you understand why salvation can’t be lost? The reason it can’t be lost is because it’s not easily attained. Let me embellish on that, cause I understand those words could be turned around and, oh, whoa. You’re talking about works, Bruce, but what I’m talking about is opening up your heart and not just your mind.

To who Jesus Christ is and it does take effort. If you’re not born again, you have the world doing everything it can cuz the devil is the ruler of this world and he is doing everything he can and making it difficult so that people who have not accepted Christ as their savior will not want to. It’ll look like too much work to be a Christian.

He will paint this picture of what you’re gonna live a boring life. Look how boring Christians are, man. Live up life. It only comes once you got one way at this. This is it. It comes once. You better enjoy everything, and that’s what the world keeps saying. The world keeps saying that the world is gonna be around forever.

You are here only for a short time, and then you’re gone. But that is a lie. That is a lie because you know what? The world is temporary. The world will burn at the end, but every soul, every single soul, you are eternal. You will be the round forever. The only question is, will you be in heaven? Will you be in the presence of the most holy God, or will you be in hell eternally separated from your maker and feeling the agony of never being able to know him?

I plead with you if you are not born again. If you have been playing church your whole life, if you have been leaning on your infant baptism, which is not a baptism, if you have been leaning on any tradition, if you, if you’ve been leaning on your mom and dad, been leaning on the fact that you grew up in a very nice household overall, if you’re leaning on your works, that you’re a good person and you do the best you can and you’re, you’re pretty good, you’re a helpful person.

If you’re leaning on. Any of that, it will fall. You must take the time, stop, repent of your sins, and what does that look like? Just stopping and pray to God Almighty. Now, I’m sorry Lord. I’m sorry God, for for, I’m sorry for thinking that I can get my way into heaven. I’m sorry for not looking into who your son really is and what you have done for me, and I ask you for forgiveness cuz I am a sinner and I need a savior.

And I know your son died for me. His blood was pure and his blood has the power to wash away my sins. I only need to accept that gift and God, I accept it. I need it. And Jesus Christ, from this moment forward is my Lord. He paid for my sin, debt. He owns me. He’s my Lord. I am his servant. That’s all it takes, and if you mean it in your heart, welcome to God’s family.

Welcome brother. Welcome sister. With that said, I ask, please support this ministry by praying for me, praying for my family, and praying that the hearts of all who hear living God’s way in an ungodly world, that their hearts are softened and opened up in order to receive the message. Please peripherally consider supporting living God’s way in an ungodly world financially.

So together we can keep moving forward with more messages and reaching out to more people, as this ministry is reaching out worldwide right now. To support financially, just go to my website. That’s brmaul, And click on support this ministry. And there are three different ways that you can give.

There’s a post office box to mail your check or money order, and there’s directions there by PayPal if you have a PayPal account and credit card. Now, please note that B. R. Maul podcast is not a 5 0 1 . What does that mean? This means the IRS will not allow us citizens to write off their donations come tax time.

Why did I choose not to be a 5 0 1 Well, I have joined the growing number of Christian organizations that have decided to no longer play the federal government’s political game. Because by forming a 5 0 1 they have dictated how a ministry or a church is to be ran and they are using that as leverage.

So you give only from the heart and your reward comes from God, not the government. And I thank you so much for all your support, whether financially your prayers or both, pass this message along.

And until next time,

God bless.


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