Monthly Archives: February 2020

CONSCIOUS & ETERNAL

“22 And it came to pass, that the beggar (Lazarus) died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
 
23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and sees Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
 
24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
 
25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and you are tormented.
 
26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from here to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from there.
 
27 Then he said, I pray you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house:
 
28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
 
29 Abraham said unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
 
30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
 
31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.” Luke 16:22-31
 
Our eternity is a conscious eternity. The rich man is still in hell begging for water because he is tormented in that flame. Whether his brothers joined him, we do not know. Whether or not his brothers listened to the prophets, we are not told. Once the gates of hell close behind a lost soul, there are no 2nd chances.
 
We never know the day nor the hour the Lord is going to demand of us our soul. We will all given an account for how we handled the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Did we hear and believe? Did we accept Jesus as Lord?
 
Perhaps because we had the intellectual knowledge of the Gospel, we thought we were Saved. Not necessarily.
 
Maybe we actually recited a prayer. Are we Saved? Not necessarily.
 
Were we “confirmed” by a denomination at a certain age? Are we Saved? Nope, not necessarily.
 
Were we Saved at an early age and have since turned away from the Lord? Are we no longer following in His precepts and seeking His Ways? Are we Saved? No, not necessarily.
 
What must we do to be Saved?
 
“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be Born Again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.” John 3:5-7
 
What must I do to be Born Again?
 
“5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.
 
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
 
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be Born Again.” John 3:5-7
 
Hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified does not constitute Salvation (being Born Again) but by accepting the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified, we give the Holy Spirit latitude to come live inside our heart and we are in an instant “Born Again”; we are born of the Spirit and made spiritually alive unto Christ Jesus. This revelation of the Lord is what the Church is built upon. HE is our cornerstone because of HIS Sacrifice on Calvary’s Cross. It is Jesus Christ who paid the penalty for fallen man’s sin and it is Jesus Chris who broke the power of sin.
 
All of this is made possible by what Jesus Christ did on Calvary’s Cross. At our Born Again experience we are buried with Him, baptized into HIS Death…there where the penalty of sin was paid and the power of sin broken and we are raised up a new creature in Christ Jesus; a new creature who is now spiritually alive unto God because we have accepted His Way unto Salvation. To be sure, HIS Way is the ONLY Way that man can be Saved. To be sure, sadly there are many a man is a devil’s hell today who now know this fact. All who are in hell today still seek for someone to return from death and tell their loved ones the truth about God’s Way of Salvation but such cannot be. The Lord has given us His Word, His Holy Spirit and the 5 Fold ministry to declare His Way of Salvation, if we choose not to believe we will have a conscious eternity to replay every Salvation message we rejected.
 
God doesn’t send people to a devil’s hell. Jesus Christ came to die on Calvary’s Cross to save us from eternal damnation. Today is the day of Salvation. Have you believed?
 
“16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
 
17 For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be Saved.” John 3:16
 
-Donna Clark Warren

REMEMBER THE WAY

“1 All the Commandments which I command you this day shall you observe to do, that you may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers.
 
2 And you shall remember all the way which the Lord your God led you these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you, and to prove you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His Commandments, or no.
 
3 And He humbled you, and suffered you to hunger, and fed you with manna, which you knew not, neither did your fathers know; that He might make you know that man does not live by bread only, but by every Word that proceeds out of the Mouth of the Lord does man live.” Deuteronomy 8: 1-3
 
The commandments given to the New Covenant Believer are written on our hearts. It is the circumcision without hands. Old things pass away and all things become new. Such things cannot be understood by the unredeemed.
 
“11 In Whom also you are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
 
12 Buried with Him in baptism, wherein also you are risen with Him through the faith of the operation of God, who has raised Him from the dead.” Colossians 2:11-12
 
This circumcision without hands is the ministry of the Holy Spirit as we are buried with Christ in the Baptism of His Death and risen with Him in the likeness of His Resurrection through the faith in of the operation of God. To be sure, this operation of God is the Cross of Christ; it IS the power of God to us who are Saved (1 Cor. 1:18).
 
If we will observe the commandments written on our heart by simple faith in the ability of the Cross of Christ Jesus to pay the penalty of sin for the believing sinner and break the power of sin for the Saint so that He may lead us through this pilgrim land; humble our hearts so that we may know what was in our heart, He WILL suffer us not to hunger for His Word and feed us with the revelation knowledge of Who He is and what He has done so that we may know that we know that we know that we do not and cannot live by bread alone but by every word which proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord. We plant, we water and He gives the increase.
 
Keep seeking. Keep knocking. The Lord has gone before you and made a way. The unpleasant circumstances, the stumbling, He will work out for your good as long as our faith is anchored in the Cross of Christ Jesus to meet that need. It is not about us but about Him. It is in our weakness that His strength revealed…not our intellectual manipulations or great and mighty professions.
 
“But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33
 
There is a move of God coming; a move that will sweep many into the Kingdom of God. As the darkness of this fallen world hovers; the Light of His Glory is going to shine as the Cross of Christ is lifted up to His People to look and live; to return to their First Love.
 
Much of the harvest is sitting in the pews every Sunday. There is a line being drawn in the sand. The same Hand that wrote in the sand as the accusers accused the adulteress woman; the same hand that wrote on the wall as evil Belshazzar feasted with the Temple’s stolen vessels of gold and silver is the same Hand that wants to circumcise the heart of His People…to remove those things which are not of Him.
 
Follow His Commandments. Believe on the Cross of Christ for everything you need for life and living. Be determined to know nothing else among you. Look and live.
 
-Donna Clark Warren
 

FOLLOWING JESUS

“4 Therefore we are buried with Him by Baptism into Death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
 
5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His Death, we shall be also in the likeness of His Resurrection:
 
6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.” Romans 6:4-6
 
Every morning of every day the born again Believer is to deny themselves; deny our intellect, talents and abilities to manipulate the situations at hand and submit ourselves to the finished work of Christ Jesus at Calvary’s Cross. There, where we are buried with Him; planted together in the likeness of His Death and utterly dead to the sin nature which so long reigned in our hearts and lives, is where we shall also be in the likeness of His Resurrection.
 
Our sin nature has no more dominion because the Spirit of God isolates it’s power when we are buried with Jesus in the likeness of His Death. It is the Holy Spirit alone Who has the power to isolate our sin nature. Will power will not do. Intellectual manipulations will not do. Faith in Jesus as the Source and His Cross as the means is the what gives the Holy Spirit latitude to superintend the work of God in our heart.
 
In the likeness of His Resurrection we are able to pick up our cross and follow Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit…but we must choose to do so. It is here that Grace flows uninterrupted, even in the most unpleasant circumstances as we deny ourselves; knowing that our old man is crucified with Christ, pick up our cross so that we may walk in the newness of life and FOLLOW Jesus.
 
The believing sinner is called to believe in Jesus Christ, Who He is and what He has done, and the Saint is called to FOLLOW Jesus. The unbeliever cannot follow Jesus. They may have good intentions but will always and without fail fall. The sin nature still reigns in the heart of the unbeliever no matter their sincerity. It is a struggle within.
 
To be sure, it is this very same struggle the Believer faces when their faith is placed in various vain philosophies for dominion over their sin nature. They delight in the law of God on the inside but the philosophies they apply to that which they wish to overcome bring them into captivity to the Law of Sin and Death.
 
“22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
 
23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the Law of Sin which is in my members.
 
24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?” Romans 7:22-24
 
Are they Saved? Yes.
 
Are they bound by the Law of Sin and Death? Yes.
 
Why? Because their faith is placed in those vain philosophies for the victory in which they seek and not in the Cross of Christ where our victory was won once and for all.
 
“For the Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the Law of Sin and Death.” Romans 8:2
 
The Holy Spirit is not commissioned to free us from the Law of Sin and Death when our faith isn’t placed on the One Who paid the price for our redemption; namely Jesus Christ.
 
Daily the Believer is crucified with Christ. Jesus was crucified once and His Blood paid the penalty of sin once and for all. We who wish to follow Him; follow in His Resurrected life must deny ourselves daily to follow Him.
 
“And He said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” Luke 9:23.
 
We must submit unto God’s Redemption Plan so that we may resist the devil and he will flee.
 
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7
 
We don’t do these things daily for Salvation but we do them for Sanctification…we do them in order to follow Jesus; His Will and His Ways and not our own. We are all bent toward the sin nature which ruled in our hearts for so long so we must actively decide daily in whom we are going to follow. As for me and my house, we have decided to follow Jesus…and we’re never looking back.
 
-Donna Clark Warren
 

IN THE BEGINNING

“1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
 
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
 
3 All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made.
 
4 In Him was life; and the life was the light of men.
 
5 And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
 
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
 
7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
 
8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
 
9 That was the true Light, which lights every man that comes into the world.
 
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not.
 
11 He came unto His own, and His own received him not.
 
12 But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the Sons of God, even to them that believe on His Name:
 
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
 
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His Glory, the glory as of the only Begotten of the Father,) full of Grace and Truth.” John 1:1-14
 
The light shines in the darkness and the darkness comprehends it not. The born again Believer is to bear witness of that Light. We have been given power through the Blood of Christ Jesus to become a Child of God. This is a legal work which can only be done through the shed Blood of Christ Jesus.
 
The Cross of Christ IS the power of God for us who believe upon His Name. The light which we bear witness of is not diminish as it is spread but in fact pierces the darkness.
 
“14 For the Kingdom of Heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
 
15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
 
16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.
 
17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.
 
18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money.” Matthew 25:14-18
 
This light we bear witness of to a lost and dying world is not to be hidden…if so, it will be taken away and given to those who have an abundance of light.
 
“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto Salvation to every one that believes; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” Romans 1:16
 
The Light of the world has come and dwelt among us. Despised and rejected, still He paid our Redemption price that we may be a Child of God. Born again, born of the Spirit of God, we should be bearing witness of His Light and not hiding it in the darkness but exposing the darkness so that others may see the light.
 
There is power in the Cross of Christ to Save. There is power to Sanctify. Sin shall not have dominion over the Believer. The power of sin was broken at Calvary. It was laid waste; nailed to the Cross when Jesus Christ gave up the Ghost.
 
Jesus came and dwelt among us but we received Him not. He made a way that we too might be a Child of God…if only we will choose to believe upon His Name.
 
Have you believed? Do you know the power of God’s Saving Grace? Have you been washed in the Blood of Christ?
 
Today is the day of Salvation.
 
-Donna Clark Warren

TRYING THE SPIRITS

“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1
 
Behind every action is a spirit. Every song and every sermon there is a spirit. The forbidden fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil didn’t just serve up knowledge of ‘evil’ but knowledge of ‘good’ as well and to be sure, such knowledge is not of God because it breeds self righteousness and pride. It is the knowledge of the world; of fallen man whose moral compass is rooted in such knowledge.
 
Some can easily recognize the spirit behind the song when it is delivered. It appeals to our emotion…the same emotion pricked by the love song of a heartbroken teenager or perhaps it appeals to the emotion of the teenager’s first love and all of it’s grandeur. I’m old but I still remember; I still recognize that familiar spirit…but I also recognize the Holy Spirit. Praise the Lord for the overwhelming power of the Holy Spirit when the broken Believer humbles themselves before the Lord. I’m so thankful to know the difference in the power of God; to know the peace beyond all understanding and the joy unspeakable – no matter the circumstances.
 
It is much more difficult (I believe) to recognize the spirit behind the sermon when it is delivered. Your doctrine may be straight down the line but when it’s delivered with the wrong spirit, it does more damage than good to the work of God. The lady with the spirit of divination was correct in saying Paul and Silas were great men of God but the spirit behind her acclamations was wrong.
 
“16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:
 
17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which show unto us the way of salvation.
 
18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the Name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.” Acts 16:16-18
 
To be clear, I’m certainly not saying these people are possessed in any manner. What I am saying though is that the spirit behind many songs and sermons will grieve the Holy Spirit and we must pray for discernment. It may seem good and even sound right but recognize the spirit behind the sermon to see whether they are being led by the Lord. The Lord does not try to exclude but seeks to include whosoever will believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.
 
Try the spirits. At Calvary Jesus Christ afforded us the indwelling of the Holy Spirit to guide us into all Truths according to the Word of God. If it sounds right but your spirit is grieved, pray for discernment…seek understanding. If it robs you of your peace, it’s the devil seeking to kill, steal and destroy.
 
“Looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the Cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the Right Hand of the Throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2
 
Jesus Christ has gone before us. He is perfectly capable of authoring and finishing our faith. Be determined to know nothing else. Know in Whom you have believed…let not your spirit be grieved.
 
-Donna Clark Warren

PRAY FOR THE LABORERS

1 Now we beseech you, Brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto Him,
 
2 That you be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
 
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
 
4 Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.” 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4
 
Many believe the day of the Lord is at hand. No man knows the day nor the hour that the Lord will return for His Children but we do know it could happen at any time. There is nothing else in Scripture that needs to happen before His return. Nevertheless their remains a people who do not believe the great falling away is happening right now as we speak.
 
For years I have said that much of the harvest is sitting in the pews every Sunday morning in need of nothing. Sadly they have fallen away. Hearing, they hear not. Seeing, they see not and neither do they understand that there is a great falling away and they are part of it. The Endtime Apostate Church who desperately seeks revival cannot hear Jesus on the outside knocking but continue looking for Him among their foolishness. The fire tunnels, white witchcraft and seeker sensitive garbage cloaked in Scripture keeps them focused on everything but Jesus Christ and Him crucified…who HE is and what HE has done to break the power of sin in their lives is dismissed as rudimentary; “Christianity 101”.
 
35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
 
36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
 
37 Then said He unto His Disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few;
 
38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest.” Matthew 9:35-37
 
Hear me friends, if your heart is not filled with compassion when you see the multitudes in the great falling away; if you are not concerned for the eternal souls of those who are fainting under the heavy yoke of another Jesus and another gospel being presented to them every Sunday morning as they raise their hands in a form of worship but their hearts are far from the God of the Bible; than you too are of another spirit.
 
PRAY for the laborers. Pray for the Lord to send forth His Laborers into the harvest and with they go into the synagogues of the fallen away don’t crucify them as compromising but keep praying… they are the laborers of the Lord that we have prayed for and they are going about doing the work of God. They’re hearts SHOULD be filled with compassion for these people who are bound…and so should ours.
 
PRAY for the laborers. The harvest is great.
 
-Donna Clark Warren

THE TRIMMED WICKS OF THE FOOLISH

“1 Then shall the Kingdom of Heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
 
2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
 
3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
 
4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
 
5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
 
6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go ye out to meet him.
 
7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
 
8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
 
9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
 
10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
 
11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
 
12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.” Matthew 25:1-12
It is the midnight hour. The time for slumbering and sleep has well past. The religious activities may trim the lamps of the religious but it will not fill them with oil.
Doing many wonderful works, prophesying and casting out demons in Jesus Name does NOT mean our lamps are filled with oil.
 
“22 Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your Name? and in Your Name have cast out devils? and in Your Name done many wonderful works?
 
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity.” Matthew 7:22-23
 
The preacher can’t effectively preach and the teachers can’t effectively teach if our lamps aren’t filled with oil…no matter how trim that wick may be.
 
There are too many foolish virgins slumbering at the midnight hour while the other Marthas are busy zealously trimming their wicks.
 
We need some Mary’s; some wise virgins – those who know how to touch God because their faith is placed solely and exclusively in the Cross of Christ to supply all of their needs according to His riches in glory to stand up and declare to the people the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified; to lift HIM up to the people so the oil will began filling their lamps. HE is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Jesus Christ paid the price of your Redemption AND theirs if they too will just choose to believe. Lift HIM up to the congregation so that He may draw all men to Him, both the Saved and the sinner.
 
It is midnight. There are many asleep while others are zealously trimming their wicks. The door will soon shut. Seeing they see not. Hearing they hear not and neither do they understand. Nevertheless, Go and Tell. Eternal souls are at stake.
 
There is but ONE WAY to fill our lamp with oil and that is faith in the Cross of Christ Jesus. The Holy Spirit will not operate with our faith in the sincerity of our wick trimming – just ask Cain. He will not fill Martha’s lamp as she scurries about doing many wonderful works.
 
“38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that He (Jesus) entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received Him into her house.
 
39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard His Word.
 
40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to Him, and said, Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
 
41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, you are careful and troubled about many things:
 
42 But one thing is needful: and Mary has chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:38-42
 
Choose that good part. Keep your lamps full. Be determined to know nothing else among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
 
-Donna Clark Warren

GO AND TELL

9 And He (GOD) said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
 
10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.” Isaiah 6:9-10
 
Nevertheless, our commission is to GO AND TELL! Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God yet many who hear, will not understand…nevertheless, go and tell.
 
As we look around us and see the Endtime Apostate Church surrounding us at every turn, remember the Lord is knocking at their door seeking those whose heart is perfect toward Him to come out from among the heresy and be ye separate.
 
Will they hear? Not if we don’t go and tell.
 
Will they understand? That’s not our business. We don’t know the heart of man. We don’t know who is in the fight of their lives and are getting swept to and fro by every wind of doctrine coming down the pike.
 
“15 And He (Jesus) said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature.
 
16 He that believes and is baptized shall be Saved; but he that believes not shall be damned.” Mark 16:15-16
 
For us who have believed, we are baptized into Jesus’ Death; dead unto the sin nature which has set on the throne of our hearts for so long. No longer bound to sin but free to live for God IF we so choose. The unbeliever cannot live unto God because their sin nature still reigns in their heart. They cannot help but to serve sin.
 
“3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into His Death?
 
4 Therefore we are buried with Him by Baptism into Death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
 
5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His Death, we shall be also in the likeness of His Resurrection:
 
6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
 
7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.” Romans 6:3-7
 
Being dead unto sin, we can now walk in the newness of life that Christ Jesus afforded whosoever will believe.
 
This is the answer to man’s dilemma. The Cross of Christ must be lifted up among the camp; among those who hear but understand not. The Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified is just as much for the Saint as it is for the sinner. There is no graduating class.
 
Go and Tell. Preach the Gospel…in season and out of season. For some, their eyes may dim and their ears grow heavy but for others…for those whose hearts are perfect toward the Lord Jesus Christ, He is standing their knocking; wanting to come sup with them. The Holy Spirit will draw all men unto Him when the Cross of Christ is lifted us as the answer. We are forever being called unto Holiness and Righteousness, no matter our condition.
 
Jesus Christ is ALIVE. He wants to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose hearts are perfect toward Him. GO AND TELL…tell them the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
 
-Donna Clark Warren

BELIEVE THE GOSPEL

“3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
 
4 For if he that comes preaches another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if you receive another spirit, which you have not received, or another gospel, which you have not accepted, you might well bear with him.” 2 Corinthians 11:3-4
 
There are too many who have heard another gospel; they even recognized it as another gospel but decided to ‘pick out the good parts’ and have willing decided to bear with it for the sake of “unity”. They are indifferent to the wiles of satan and sit idly by as he corrupts the Truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified to Brethren. Like a virus, this wickedness spreads throughout the body and changes the simplicity of faith in the Cross of Christ to meet the every need of man to method into a philosophy from the vanities of man’s mind.
 
These vain philosophies are being taught as Biblical doctrine behind many a pulpit as those who are supposed to know better; the elders of the church have either sat idly by OR accepted it themselves and are now propagators of such nonsense themselves.
 
“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common Salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the Saints.” Jude 1:3
 
If you’ve been touched by God and know the power of God in your heart and life, contend for the faith in the Cross of Christ…contend for our Christian values. Let no man come before you preaching another gospel for the Kingdom of God is at hand. Don’t bear with the preachers and teachers of another gospel but contend for the faith.
 
“14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom of God,
 
15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the Gospel.” Mark 1:14-15
 
Repent and believe the Gospel.
 
-Donna Clark Warren

EXAMINE YOURSELVES

There are many people in hell today who thought they were Saved because a man made religion told them such. Whether they were confirmed at the age of 13, recited a prayer at the age of 10, completed sacraments or merely joined the big ‘church’ on the corner which is really nothing more than a religious civic organization, there are indeed many who think they are Saved but are far from the Lord. I know this because I was one of them. The devil will tell the sinner they’re Saved and the Saint they’re not Saved. He lies and is the father of lies. Our plumb line is the Word of God and that is why we must know It for ourselves…not just what somebody says it says.
 
“21 Not every one that says unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he that does the Will of My Father which is in Heaven.
 
22 Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your Name? and in Your Name have cast out devils? and in Your Name done many wonderful works?
 
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity.” Matthew 7:21-23
 
As a young child I was Saved at a local church but as I grew older I walked away from the Lord. At one time in my teenage years I even professed to be an atheist. Throughout my 20’s I was comfortable joking about ‘you’ religious folk. Then in my 30’s – 40’s I ‘matured’ enough to profess that I believed in Jesus Christ and even declared myself a ‘Christian’.
 
Was I Saved? Absolutely not. My heart was far from God. I simply knew the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified and was superstitious. No way would I say I wasn’t a Christian for that meant I would go to hell. It was fear of what would happen if I said I wasn’t a Christian…but it was the same fear that would make my heart drop when a black cat would cross the street in front of me or if I found a penny on tails. It wasn’t a fear of the Lord but fear of the circumstances….it was superstition and nothing more.
 
On top of that, I was born in the USA. I mean, we are a Christian Nation, right? So yes, I declared myself a Christian but I was nothing more than a lukewarm Christian living under the banner of Christianity but bringing much reproach to the Name of the Lord.
 
“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.” John 3:3
 
When I was born again 2013, there was a change in my heart. That ‘new creature’ promised me in the Word of God was created in me. Am I perfect? Just ask my dear husband…no! Do I have a heart for God, for the things of God? Yes, I do. To be sure, it’s not my sincerity that secures my Salvation though. It’s my faith; faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified that secures my justification.
 
There are many, praise the Lord, who are Born Again. I, just like so many others, are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses – those who have the testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ and the work He has done in their hearts as well. This is not just ‘my story’ but it’s the story of so very many. We are no longer ‘religious’ and we are far from perfect but we have been Born Again…born of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus. We have been baptized into HIS death and are dead to the sin nature which reigned in our hearts for so long. There is a liberty in not ‘having’ to sin. We have the ability to say yes to the Lord instead of yes to sin and it is a peace beyond all understanding.
 
Prophesying in the Name of Jesus, casting out devils in the Name of Jesus or doing many wonderful works in the Name of Jesus does not secure one’s Salvation. Being Born Again, born of the Spirit of God; spiritually alive unto God through the precious Blood of Jesus secures our Salvation and it’s only requirement is faith…simply faith in Jesus that His finished work is sufficient to pay the penalty of sin for the believing sinner and break the power of sin for the believing Saint.
 
There are many religious who think they are Saved but they have never been Born Again. Sadly, they know the doctrine of their religion but have no relationship whatsoever with Jesus Christ, Who He is and what He has done. Their Jesus is another Jesus and their gospel another gospel. They are accursed and following their religious leaders to the gates of a devil’s hell.
 
I don’t say these things with any gladness of heart. I simply say them because I have lived them and know many others who are currently doing the same. I simply ask you to examine yourselves, whether you be in the faith or not. Time is short. This world is waxing worse and worse but the Blood of Jesus still Saves; His Eyes are still searching to and fro to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is perfect toward Him. Seek Him while He may be found.
 
“Examine yourselves, whether you be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know you not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except you be reprobates?” 2 Corinthians 13:5
 
-Donna Clark Warren