Saturday, August 6, 2011
Great Sinners Who Became Great Preachers For Jesus
Saints study the picture above and realize that the Samaritan woman that you see above who was a prostitute and was with five different men, the current man not being her husband, got miraculously saved by Jesus and this prostitute went on to preach to an entire city and won many in the city to Jesus. John 4:16-18 proves the sinful state of the woman as a prostitute and reads Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither. The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband. For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband; in that saidst thou truly.
Now look at John 4:28-30,39 which proves that even a sinner prostitute like this samaritan woman can win the lost to Jesus. Remember the most evil sinners of this world make the greatest christians for Jesus. To whom much is forgiven, that person loveth much as shown by Luke 7:47 which reads Wherefore, I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much; but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little. Therefore, I speak in Jesus name to the person reading this, if currently you are a thief, criminal, alcoholic, drug addict, prostitute, or just plain wicked, there is hope for you like the woman above and Jesus can save you and use you to win thousands to Jesus.
Remember saints, according to Luke 15:7,10 it reads I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. So remember if you just win one person to Jesus rejoice. Each soul is precious to Jesus. Think about this, I found out that Noah was a preacher of righteousness and preached Jesus for 120 years and won 0 converts. 2 Peter 2:5 confirms this and says And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly. Now we all need to be like Noah and even if we win 0 converts keep preaching Jesus and keep busy like Noah for Jesus and stay working on your ark even when the world lies on us and speaks evil of the Jesus in us for many years like Noah.
Now John 4:28-30, 39 reads The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, Come see a man, which told me all things that ever I did; is not this the Christ? Then they went out of the city, and came unto him. And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on Him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did. I love this story where I've seen movies where the samaritan woman leaves the waterpot because she found the true and living water that eternally refreshes which is Jesus. Saint if you are reading this now give your life to Jesus like this samaritan woman and confess Jesus as Lord and repent of your sins and believe in your heart that Jesus rose from the dead and Jesus will save you no matter how wicked you've been.
Revelation 22:17 says And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. Right now be like the samaritan woman in the picture above and take the water of life Jesus freely and get saved.
Now study the picture above and notice that the man sitting before Jesus is clothed, looks normal, and looks very kind. Well, do you realize that this man was at one time the maniac of Gadarenes which had devils a long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs. This man at one time was so exceeding fierce that no man could pass by him. But you see the man pictured above had a devil called legion cast out of him into swine which went into a lake and were choked. After the man got delivered he immediately put on clothes and covered himself. This proves when we become spiritual we don't have to show off the flesh. There is an inner beauty of Jesus in us that shines brighter than our flesh.
Now, I'm gonna show you all something powerful. The crazy nut who no man could tame became a writer and preacher for Jesus. Look in your bibles at Luke 8:38-39 which reads Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought him that he might be with him; but Jesus sent him away, saying, Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him. Wow, this nut who was at one time worthless to society became a writer and author for Jesus.
Saint if you are reading this and you feel like the world has rejected you and you feel worthless, you are a perfect candidate to be used by Jesus to bless thousands. The world might reject you and toss you aside as nothing but Jesus loves you and needs your service. Look at 1 Corinthians 1:26-29 which reads For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called; But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence.
Well, back to the theme of this bible study blog which is Great Sinners who became great preachers for Jesus. Now look at the picture above and study a man named Zacchaeus who was so little that he climbed a sycomore tree to see Jesus. Zacchaeus was one of the most wicked tax collector publicans in the city but one day Zacchaeus repented of his sins and found Jesus. We should all be like Zacchaeus and when Jesus calls us to come to him, we should all like Zacchaeus run to Jesus and not say tomorrow I'll accept Jesus. Hebrews 3:15 reads While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation (which translated means your rebellion).
Over the years I've heard so many people say tomorrow I'll give my life to Jesus. They want to stay in their pleasure of sin which is only for a season according to Hebrews 11:25. But saint I say Today choose Jesus who will give you pleasures forevermore according to Psalm 16:11 which reads Thou wilt shew me the path of life; in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Since Jesus is at the right hand of God, Jesus gives us pleasures for evermore. As a former alcoholic, I've found a pleasure in Jesus that never ends and is so much better than any alcohol I had in the world. Since I've been saved, I've been alcohol free for over 28 years Hallelujah.
Saint, don't be like Pharoah and say tomorrow I'll accept Jesus. Say today right now I'll accept Jesus and stop sinning. Open your bibles to Exodus 8:9-10 which reads And Moses said unto Pharoah, Glory over me; when shall I intreat for thee, and for thy servants, and for thy people, to destroy the frogs from thee and thy houses, that they may remain in the river only? And he said, To morrow. And he said, Be it according to thy word; that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the Lord our God. Wow, Pharoah had frogs everywhere in the bedchamber, ovens, and kneadingtroughs and wanted to stay in his sin with the frogs for another day. Saint come to Jesus right now and don't stay in your sin like Pharoah. Jesus has so much joy and life and peace to give unto you now.
Now take a look again at Zacchaeus in the picture above and realize that he became a new creature in Jesus when he got saved. Religious fake people got angry at Jesus when Jesus went to go eat and fellowship at Zacchaeus' house who was a former wicked tax collector publican. 2 Corinthians 5:17 reads Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. Jesus changed Zaccheaus and Zaccheaus became a new man.
Now open your bibles and read with me at Luke 19:8 which reads And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold. I shouted when I got this revelation. If you owed in taxes to Zaccheaus say $20, Zaccheaus would run to your house and say you don't owe me anything and here's a fourfold blessing of $80 for you to keep. Remember saint all things are possible with Jesus and Jesus can change your enemies and have your enemies be your friends and bless you greatly.
Wow, look at the classic picture I found on the internet of when Saul saw Jesus on his way to Damascus and was blinded and was changed and saved. It's amazing that Jesus could change a murderer like Saul and change Saul into Paul who became one of the most loving persons ever on the face of the earth. I love the story of the picture above in Acts 9:3-6 which reads And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus; and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven; And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest; it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.
Now saint if you are reading this, remember as christians we are to forgive our enemies and not be afraid of them when they are new creatures for Jesus. We should forget the wrong that an enemy has done to us and rejoice that that enemy is changed and has found Jesus. After Paul was blinded by Jesus in the picture above Jesus told Ananias to go to Paul and pray that Paul receive his sight. At first Ananias was scared to go to Paul but Jesus rebuked Ananias and told him to go to Paul and forgive Paul and pray for Paul. Acts 9:13 shows this and reads Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem; And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name. But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way; for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel; For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my names's sake.
Jesus loves to take the worst sinners murderers, terrorists, and rapists and save them and use them mightily for Jesus. Paul stated he was the chief of the sinners in 1 Timothy 1:15 which reads This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. Currently, I regularly write to a former serial killer David Berkowitz who used to be called the Son of Sam and is in prison for life for killing and murdering six young women. David Berkowitz got miraculously saved in 1987 and now is called the Son of Hope and writes a journal daily like the Apostle Paul out of prison and wins thousands to Jesus from his prison cell. Like David Berkowitz, the Apostle Paul became one of the most loving people on the face of the earth and Paul's writings to this day about Jesus are read by thousands from the hand of a former murderer who became so full of Jesus with so much love.
And finally to end up this bible study blog, you can look at the above picture of a great sinner David who became a murderer and is seen in the picture above giving a letter to Uriah the Hittite to have Uriah set in the forefront of the hottest battle that he may be smitten and die. David did this so he could cover up the fact that he caused Uriah's wife Bathsheba to become pregnant. 2 Samuel 11:14 describes the picture above which reads And it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah. And he wrote in the letter, saying Set ye Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retire ye from him, that he may be smitten, and die.
But Jesus showed mercy to David and after David was rebuked by the prophet Nathan for killing Uriah, Jesus blessed David and Bathsheba to have Solomon who was blessed to become a great king. Think about this, under the letter David and Bathsheba should have been stoned to death for committing adultery. But when David repented, Jesus forgave David of his sins and blessed him to be a great king and write the wonderful psalms of our bible.
The lesson we should learn from David is in Psalm 32:3-5 showing how we should all repent and confess our sins to obtain mercy from Jesus. The scriptures read When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long. For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me, my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah. I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid, I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
Saint if you are reading this confess your sins like David and obtain mercy from Jesus and get saved. Don't cover up and hide your sins and die in your sins. In closing read Proverbs 28:13 which says He that covereth his sins shall not prosper; but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. Notice it is not enough to just confess your sins, also forsake and stop doing the sin. I pray in Jesus name all who read this that Jesus will bless us all to forsake and stop sinning so we can all obtain blessings and life in Jesus.
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