To Be Found Holy – Juan Carlos Contreras

To Be Found Holy – Juan Carlos Contreras


Standing on the platform of truth Pioneer health and missions So again before we commence our study this morning I’m gonna invite those that can to please kneel with me for prayer Dear Heavenly, Father. We thank you Jehovah for Lending us another day of life We pray that you forgive us for our sins our shortcomings And you help us to hear your word and your word alone this morning help us to Receive the instruction and apply it to our life that we may be ready and able to stand as Probation is nearing its conclusion. We thank you and we ask you these things in Jesus name Amen Well, good morning once again and There’s a Lot going on in our world today Right now isn’t there? Too much perhaps for me to even mention But none of this matters If we are not making steps to getting ourselves prepared What do you say? Oftentimes we get caught up with the things of this world that the most important thing that we should be doing we neglect to do and that is to prepare ourselves not necessarily for the things that are coming but for the clothes of probation and So There’s only one thing that I have to share and That is taken from the scripture reading that we read Which is found in first Peter chapter 1 and verse 16 Because it is written be Holy for I am holy So God’s call for every single one of us today is for us to be what holy and the reason why is because he himself is holy and That’s the reason why Jehovah calls every single one of us to be holy We read for I am Jehovah your God Sanctify yourselves therefore and be holy again for I am holy Neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that moves upon the earth So again we read The command or the call for us to be holy because God Himself is holy and according to this passage We are not to potat partake of anything that Jehovah has labeled. Unclean Doing so we become detestable before him Verse 42 reads Whatsoever goeth upon the belly and whatsoever goeth upon all four Or whatsoever have more feet among all creeping things that creep upon the earth then she then he shall not eat for they are an abomination and Verse 43 we read you shall not make yourselves. What? Abominable with any creeping thing that creepeth neither shall you make yourselves unclean with them that you should be defiled thereof So again by partaking of these unclean things We do not only Defile ourselves, but we become detestable and the eyes of God Pretty serious. What do you say? By partaking of that which is unclean according to the Bible That is what we become and the viticulture 19 verse 2 we read Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel and say unto them. Ye shall be holy for I Jehovah your God am holy So again the call to all the congregation of Israel To be holy because Jehovah our God is holy and Leviticus chapter 20 verse 20 see 26 we read and ye shall be holy unto me for I Jehovah am holy and have set you apart from the peoples that ye should be mine So again, we see a repetition in these scriptures the calling for all God’s people to be holy and I just What you might think? What it means to be holy God makes it clear like I am holy and how is God’s holy? well when we Study his word. We get a viewpoint of Who and what God is and how holy he is Does it matter what we eat? What we eat matters it matters Why does it matter Why does it matter let’s take a look because we know that in the eyes of many people today what we eat and drink Doesn’t matter, right? That’s the the common thought or believed even among those who profess to be among the people of God Having therefore these promises dearly beloved cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit perfecting holiness in the fear of God So we must do what according to this passage we must cleanse ourselves from all filthiness that pertains to what the flesh and spirit Flesh by those things that are fleshly We can understand that to be physical the things that we partake of physically and spiritually But the things that we behold are here that defile us My partaking of these things and He answering said thou shalt love the Lord. Thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul and with all thy strength and with all thy mind and thy neighbor as thyself What is the command here and? To narrow it down to love God with all of our being right That’s pretty much what this passage is telling us to love God with all of our being If any man defile the temple of God him shall God destroy For the temple of God is holy Which temple ye are so it’s according to this passage if we destroy God’s temple What’s the result? We too will be destroyed What are some things that are harmful to our bodies What are some of these things I’m not going to point out a list of things Pali it. It’s there quite a few right? You might say well everyone eats this or that See that’s the problem that When we find something to be harmful we oftentimes Filter that through well such-and-such eats it and Such-and-such does you know partakes of that? And that’s the problem that we are watching. What others do Our mental attitude should be I have a race to win the race of life and because of this I Make does this decision? not to defile myself with such things and my body belongs to God and That should be our mental attitude Because we are loyal to him and to a son and that we should not be Influenced by what others do or even by what others say Notice this statement here the habits of the age are serious obstacles to the perfecting of Christian character Physically we are composed of what we eat and our minds are greatly influenced by our bodies So what are we composed of according to the statement of? what we eat of what we partake of and These are serious obstacles to the perfecting of Christian character Do we need to perfect Christian character? Yes So and we particular things there are serious Obstacles and they’re going to they’re going to prevent us from obtaining Christian character It’s serious It is impossible for those who indulge the appetite to attain to Christian perfection It is what Impossible if we indulge in appetite it is impossible for us to attain to Christian perfection If we weaken these powers of mine or body by wrong habits, or Indulge a prophetic appetite it will be impossible for us to honor God as we should So we indulge ourselves in appetite even among those things that are good I would say they’re going to interfere because the mind and the body are one and One will affect the other and where does God communicate With his children through what channel? Through the mind and our mind needs to be awake in Order to hear that still small voice that so often we struggle to hear There was a particular day that was chosen to judge the people and cleanse the temple What day is this? The day of atonement and what would happen in the day of atonement what was done during this day? Does anyone know what would happen during this time? The high priest would go into the sanctuary to perform a work of what? cleansing a cleansing of all the accumulated sins found her in and Anyone who had not confessed and forsaken his sin or her sin was cut off We are not we are now living in the anti-typical day of atonement and how often do we forget So Jesus is now where Where is Jesus in? The most holy place of the heavenly sanctuary. And what work is he performing there a Work of judgment and a work of cleansing the heavenly sanctuary is being cleansed From what? sin Now, can you imagine? And for those hard-working wives and mothers With with the home, can you imagine you clean up your house and as soon as you’re done? Someone comes in just to dirty it Or they’re not careful to clean their shoes When this day Jesus is doing a cleansing work in the heavenly sanctuary and we Have got God’s people should be cleansing our souls So that we can stop confessing our sins and our since entering the sanctuary in heaven Otherwise When is it ever going to stop? You see that? but it’s going to stop and it’s going to end because God will have a people that will overcome sin and I pray that we are all found in that class for On that day Shall the priests make an atonement for you? To cleanse you that ye may be clean from all your sins before the Lord so see we see a Cooperation we read scriptures to cleanse ourselves and now we read that God Himself is in this work of also cleansing you during this period the following was done and This shall be a statute forever unto you that in the seventh month on the tenth day of the month Ye shall afflict your souls and do no work at all whether it be one of your own country or a stranger that sojourneth among you In the following verse we read It shall be a Sabbath of rest unto you and ye shall afflict your souls by a statue for ever a Sabbath arrest could mean risk from your own works or stop relying on your own effort, but relying God’s love and His Word the Sabbath is also a holy day We should wear wear. Holy activities should be done and not secular activities Which those that are holy or draws closer to Jehovah and his begotten son Jesus is our high priest today. We read now of the things which we have spoken This is the sum. We have such an high priest Who is said on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens? The next verse a Minister of the sanctuary and of the true Tabernacle, which the Lord pitched and not man For Christ Christ is not enter into the holy places made with hands which are the figures of the true But into heaven itself now to appear in the presence of God, this is the final work the work that is taking place is the final work and Daniel a fourteen pointed to this event when the heavenly sanctuary Would be cleansed Some some men’s sins are open beforehand going before to judgment and Some men they follow after first Timothy 5:20 for how many of you Become afraid when we hear the term judgment Any of you How many of you become afraid when you hear the term atonement or the day of atonement or For that matter the investigative judgment a Term, which is not found in the Bible, right? We don’t find the term investigative judgment But we know that there is a pre-advent judgment a judgment That takes place to review the records so that when Christ comes he will give his reward To those that he will be coming for so there needs to be a judgment an investigation of those who have professed to have a sceptic Christ – whether they are faithful and loyal to him and are worthy to enter into his kingdom or not We are in the great day of atonement when our sins are by confession and repentance to go before hand to judgment God does not now a sceptic tame spiritless testimony from his ministers Such a testimony would not be present truth The message for this time must be meet and do ceasing to feed the Church of God But Satan has been seeking gradually to rob this message of its power That the people may not be prepared to stand in the day of the Lord We need to be prepared to stand. What are you saying? I Mean I Don’t know all all Minds work differently as I was listening to the prayer requests and What was shared I Literally hear those things and I shake my head I’m affected when I hear about something getting closer to death lying on her deathbed Someone just died. I Hate hearing those things It bothers me It bothers me when someone asks for prayer because they have cancer this terminal illness it just I Don’t know. I can’t really take that in very positive me. I Want is this this world to come to a conclusion to come to an end? And In order for that to happen. There’s a few things that need to transpire, but this is one God’s people must be ready We need to be ready We need to be ready we need to be cleansed and free from sin Um, also I will share with you and Please don’t take this in a negative way Because of this because of the call and Because we know or we should know that time is very short our Minds should be busy in Doing the work that we need to be doing now Which is Are examining ourselves and Making changes in our own personal life so that we can be found ready And When Nick called me And he asked me to if I can you know share with you all this Sabbath He was supposed to be here, but we know what happened and he’s not here I Decided okay. Well, what can I Speak on or what? Can I share? And I want to confess to you That It it happens every time When I share something or when I start putting something together to share these words First talk to me And They shake me They shake me in a sense where I become Disturbed it robs it takes away my peace and The reason why it takes away of my peace is because my mind it’s not where it’s supposed to be We know we got to survive right we all know that We all know we got to make a living somehow, right? but if all those things are consuming our time and out and not allowing us or getting in the way of Doing the the most important world work in this world Then We need to You know throw those things out What do you say Let me let me paint you let me paint you this scenario Most careers for years There’s nothing wrong. Don’t don’t misunderstand me either Four years and a lot of it Has takes a lot of work takes a lot of time But there’s something that we don’t we don’t we don’t have in mind that tomorrow is not well Guaranteed So we’ve three years down the road and something happens and I pass What then We need to pray and we need to ask Dear father what? What do you have me to do? What would you have me to do? All these signs that are taking place there’s to me to me is nothing more than the mercy of God telling me I’m almost we’re almost done here things are wrapping up and Jesus is about to stand up and These signs should be telling you There’s no more time for that Do we get the picture? Rejoice or young man in the youth and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth and walk in the ways of thine heart and in the sight of thine eyes, but know thou That for all these things God will bring thee into judgment. I Would love when my mother would read me this portion of it When I was younger the Bible says do what your heart tells you to do But I would hate when she would when she would come to the the ending part of the verse but know that God will bring you into judgment for everything that you do That’s the part. I didn’t like to hear But that’s the truth But I say unto you that every idle word that men shall speak They shall give an account thereof and the day of judgment every one I had a word That we need to be careful of what we with what we say Do we need to think before we utter something? Yes and oftentimes it’s just better to not say a word Knowing these things We should follow the following Counsel, let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter fear God and keep his Commandments For this is what? The whole duty of man, what message is this That yes and this is fear God and keep his Commandments That’s the first angels message, right fear God Fear Him who created the heavens and the earth and the fountains of waters. Isn’t that right? For God shall bring every work into judgment with every secret thing whether it be good or Whether it be evil Ecclesiastes 12 14 and we have any regard for our souls Salvation we must make a decided way change You know your life, you know what you’re doing in your own personal life I don’t but I know what I’m doing in my own personal life and That testimony speaks to me and I pray that that testimony speaks to you and whatever changes you are to make make them if You regard the salvation of your soul We keep reading we must seek the Lord with true penitence we must with deep contrition of soul confess our sins that they may be Blotted out in the Day of Atonement. I Always say there’s only two things that will be blotted out. What are they? either our sins or well or our names I Want for my sins to be blotted out and for my name to remain We must no longer remain upon the enchanted ground We are fast approaching the close of our probation that every soul inquire How do I stand before God? We know now how soon our names may be taken into the lips of Christ and our cases be finally decided What oh What will these decisions be? Shall we be counted with the righteous or shall we be numbered with the wicked? Here’s a even more Disturbing table And you do we know that when our name comes up We will have no clue and it has been decided either for life or death and We will we will still have no clue. Do you know that? It’s its solemn we need to be ready everyday not out of fear Because I had a problem at first Another confession I will make Fear was a motivating factor But what we need to do is change our Where we have where we have our eyes on and transfer them To the cross Where we see The Son of God Dying for me for you That you will be motivated out of love for your Creator and Redeemer Who risked it he risked it all just for you So the motivating factor should be love In other words son my daughter Don’t get so caught up here. You’re not going to stay here Isn’t that how a loving parent will talk to it to its child don’t stress about This and that we’re only gonna be here temporary We’re going to a better land a Better world Wouldn’t that take a load off someone’s back But we often lose sight of those things because again, we get caught up with the things of this world and how those world things They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, what is this image telling us What is it telling you what is that man trying to do He’s exerting himself exerting himself to do what Squeeze themselves himself through that door, correct? Do you think that he’ll be able to what do you say? Maybe I Say he gets in If he exerts himself vigorously and Doesn’t give up he’ll get in But if he gives up because it’s difficult. Do you think that he will get in? Strive to enter in In I’m sorry strive to enter in by the narrow door for Many I say unto you? Shall seek to enter in and what? And shall not be able isn’t that something Many will desire many will strive to get in but will they be able to according to this verse? Why Give up Seeing these things or thus all to be dissolved what manner of persons ought you to be an all holy living and godliness and Holy living involve involves what? What is holy living involved? Surrender to God’s requirements, right? Everything that pertains to life We should be holy and We can’t say or we can even consider the thought that it is impossible for us to be holy otherwise God is asking for an impossibility But we are to be holy in all manner of living right and This pertains not only to what we’ll eat or what we drink But to the things that we often we that we watch and what we hear what do you say and Not only to those things that we eat. I mean, I’m sorry to what we hear and what we watch But also in what we dress Do we display holiness when someone sees us do they see someone holy? By our demeanor, I mean you could be dressed as a holy person but your countenance tells something completely different And we are filled with the Spirit of Christ I’m sure that others will be able to see Christ and if they don’t know Christ They’ll be able to see something different about this person There’s something different about him And that’s Christ in you also how we talk Do we need to be careful how we talk? yes our speech Our speech as well by this by our life We declare to the world who we serve Who we serve Can someone hand me the bulletin I want to end with that Thank you Did anyone take the time to read what is written here I Encourage everyone to read the whole entire thing. I would read only portions of it You will be in constant peril until you understand the true forces of the will You may believe and promise all things But your promises or your faith are of no value until you put your wheel on the side of faith and action If you fight the fight of faith with all your willpower you will what conquer Your feelings your impressions your emotions are not to be trusted for they are not reliable especially with your perverted ideas and the knowledge of your broken promises and your Forfeited pledges weakens your confidence in yourself and the faith of others in you Are we to trust our emotions are we to rely upon them? Not even our own thoughts or impressions But you need not despair you must be determined to believe although nothing seems true and real to you Isn’t that I don’t know if this is describing your warfare Don’t you sometimes feel this way feel this way? You’re overwhelmed by your feelings by your emotions And we need a snap out of it by the wheel we’ll out of it Will to remember the promises of God Will to trust and rely wholly upon him No matter how you feel That’s what we’re reading here I Need to tell you it is you yourself that has brought you into this unenviable position You must win back your confidence in God and in your brethren it is for you to yield up your will to the will of Jesus Christ and as and as you do this God would immediately Immediately take position and work in you to will and to do of his good pleasure Your whole nature will then be brought under the control of the Spirit of Christ And even your thoughts will be subject to him You cannot control your impulses your emotions as you may desire But you can control the will and you can make an entire change Is this easy to practice? No, and you know why it’s not easy to practice Because we haven’t been practicing it but The more we practice such thing the more powerful we get Do you believe that We need to exercise our wheel and As God sees that as crises that we are told he takes our wheel because we have surrendered that we are will to him and We are subject to his thoughts. And guess what? Now we are subject to his thoughts and His thoughts. Do they have negative emotions? His thoughts are perfect peace and That will be our experience Perfect. Peace don’t you want to experience that I? do By yielding up your will to Christ your life will be hid with Christ In God and I lie to the power which is above all principalities and powers You will have strength from God that will hold you fast to his strength and a new life Even the life of living faith will be possible to you But your will must cooperate with God’s will not with the will of associates through whom Satan is constantly working to ensnare and Destroy you and I’m gonna skip down to the final paragraph. You need to read the entire thing It’s powerful There is no such thing as following Christ and as you refuse to gratify Inclination and determine to obey God we need to do what? Determine to obey God It is not your feelings your emotions that make you a child of God, but doing God’s will What makes us what constitutes as children of God? Doing his will a Life of usefulness is before you if your will become God’s will Then you may stand in your god-given manhood or womanhood an example of good works You will then how to maintain rules of the site discipline instead of helping to break them down you will then help to Maintain order instead of despising it and inciting to regularity of life by your own course of action. I Tell you in the fear of God. I know what you may be if your will is placed on the side of God We are laborers together with God you may be doing your work for time and eternity in such a manner that it will stand the test of the judgment, will you try that’s the question Will you now turn square about? That’s a following question You are the object of Christ’s love and intercession Will you now surrender to God and help those who are placed as sentinels to guard the interests of his work? instead of causing them grief and discouragement So in short what must we do Exercise our will to obey God What are you saying I Pray that you have found encouragement and These words. I know I have And I pray that you can make the changes that you need to make So that when Either we pass or Christ stands Your name? will remain And with this I invite you once again to pray Dear Heavenly Father. Thank You Jehovah for everything that you have done for us You’ve given your son So that we can inherit life. I pray that we can exercise our will sir when surrender our will to you and I give in to those thoughts that discourages and darken our world But that we may keep constantly your word in mind like David said that He hid his wording in his heart that he may not sin against you. I pray that we can keep your word constantly upon our minds in our heart daily and that we can draw closer and closer to you as We see the Day approaching That we can be found ready and able to stand is my prayer in Jesus name Amen Standing on the platform of truth Pioneer health and missions

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