I want to talk about a big deception in the Christian church amongst so-called preachers, where they talk about loving Jesus but hating religion; love Jesus, hate religion. They have certain teachings that I repeat thus: having belief and trusting in the cross alone saves me, this means that living Holy does not count rather living holy is going to be trusting in your own works for salvation, which according to them is unscriptural. The confusion here, is that they are trying to make themselves feel better: they're trying to soothe their conscience, because when we're living in sin, our consciences condemn us and we feel the cloud of condemnation hanging over us daily. The other thing they teach, is: every second of every day I am forgiven. This is simply not the truth. We are only forgiven while we are abiding in Jesus Christ. They do not preach the full Council of God. They say, We trust in the cross for our salvation only…then they bring up the Prodigal son not realising that the Prodigal son actually left the world and he went back to the Father. They are being the Prodigal son who goes and stays out in the pig pen, and sends letters back to the Father but won't come back. They say, When I have done things that I should not have done, said things that I should not have said, and thought things that I should not have thought, I'm still forgiven. They say this to sooth their guilty conscience, because they want to believe the fairytale that they are saved and sealed and on their way to heaven because they "believe on the cross." They like to say that Jesus is our white flag on the ground onto which we cling, so that while we are in a various sins, we're no longer condemned like other people who don't believe this.
They preach against some sins, yet they offer no hope of freedom from those sins. They say that trying to please Jesus by having salt, by turning from sin, by obeying him, is working for your salvation and so they say it is unscriptural. They say that is not true salvation. They say Jesus just wants you to come as you are, and he's going to cover you. But they always miss one vital point, which is the full Council of God. Their gospel comforts you in sin, but it does not offer you a way out of sin. Their Gospel does not give you a way to stop your cycle of sin, repent, guilt, sin, repent, guilt. Their way tries to make you feel a little bit better about doing that, but it does not offer a remedy and a solution. I want to tell you the truth, I want to tell you the full Council of God — not just a little bit taken out of context. The Full Council of God is this: if you are enslaved to sin, you will not be able to enter heaven, and it doesn't matter if you are a Christian sinner, because it is written that all sinners will have their place in the lake of fire, not just some, also Christian sinners! There is no distinction made for the Christian sinner in the Bible. So basically what I'm saying, is that none of us have got any hope, because we have all sinned, except for some of us (have hope) and I will tell you who they are: I am one of those people because I found hope from sin. How? I found that I didn't have to keep living day in and day out being a sinner, feeling guilty, sinning, and repenting, and feeling guilty, and saying, Lord, I hope I'm going to be saved... and I was feeling worried about it. When I heard these gospels I did not believe them; I knew I was not on the way to heaven because I wasn't following the right way. Sin, repent, guilt, sin, repent, guilt, what is the remedy? What is the solution? Because we know that way goes to hell. At least I hope you know that, because that is the truth. I came to know that the way of sin leads to hell, that is why I'm preaching right now.
These preachers say that it doesn't go to hell, they say it's alright you just coming to the cross, you are forgiven even though you have all these problems. That is not true! That will lead you to hell. I will tell you why: it is because they don't realise one thing, and that is that Jesus is alive today, but not only is he alive today but it actually makes people FREE from sin today so that when you actually take your bondages and addictions and troubles and sins that you are constantly doing, to him, he will FREE you from them. He will make it so that you become an ex-sinner, so you no longer have to follow these desires that rise up inside of you. That is what they don't say, why? Because they don't have that themselves. They are teaching half the truth; they do not preach the full Gospel, the full Council of God. But I want to tell you the Full Council of God today, and that is that Jesus will set you free from yourself, because he is real, all you have to do is REPENT. If you don't repent, you can't be set free. You must repent. Repent means you decide to quit your sin and you run to Jesus and dedicate to him, and you pray and seek him who is alive today. You see that is what I did. I wasn't making excuses over my sin. I said that was enough, I'm running away from sin, and I was asking Jesus to know me, and you know what? Jesus is real! He came into my life and he started to speak to me. He started to do things: he freed me from sin in a night, because he is the Messiah. Jesus said in John 8:34, He who sins is sin's slave, but he who the Son of Man sets free, he shall be free indeed.
You see Jesus said he came to set the bondage free, he came to set you free from being a sinner so that you become an ex-sinner. You don't have to run around like all these other Christians who are in their cycle of guilt: sin, repent, guilt, sin repent guilt, all the while saying, I'm saved, I'm hanging onto the cross so I'm saved, I'm saved totally it's just that I'm sinning right now. That is not true. The truth is that you must turn from all sin, and you must put it out. You must dedicate yourself to Jesus and you seek to know him so he can free you. Jesus really does free you from sin. He will make it so you can stop swearing: he will remove the bondage from your mouth that enslaves your tongue to curse and talk dirty. He has that power. He will remove from your heart the lust that makes you sin every day. I'm not saying that you won't be tempted, of course you will be tempted, but the thing is once you are free from sin even you are tempted, you certainly do not have to go back to it. That is the good news, you can stay clean. Did they ever preach that to you? Did they ever tell you that Jesus is so real that he actually will set you free from sin? Did they say that the cross actually remedies your sin and takes it away so you no longer have to do your sin anymore? They are not saying that my friends, you are believing lies! The truth is that if you turn to Jesus and you really do seek in prayer and you go ask him, Lord set me free from sin, set me free like you said... he will do it! That is where faith in the cross starts, and that is what actually saves people. It is not them setting themselves free, you cannot set yourself free from sin. These preachers rightly say that, but they don't go the next step, they just leave it right there.
They say, Just hang onto the cross in your sin and you're going to be saved. My friend, that is not going to save you because it is written that all sinners will be cast out to the eternal darkness. It didn't say, All sinners except for the Christian sinners... no! Jesus said that at the last day he is going to come to earth and remove from the earth everybody who does sin, and everything that causes sin, and he's going to throw them into the eternal fiery pit. That is what Jesus said. He is going to remove those who sin. Now if you are a Christian, and you are a sinner, he will remove you too! That is why what I say is so vital, because it is the full Council of God. Of course we can't free ourselves from sin, that is why we sin, repent, and then we have guilt. Then we sin, repent, and have guilt again the next day. We know we're not free. Paul said that in Romans chapter 7, he said, It is sin living within me that makes me do this even though I don't want to do it. But Paul goes on to saying in Romans chapter 8, how there is a solution, and the solution is Jesus Christ, he will set you free from your sin. He came to set the sinner free, So that 1: they don't have to sin any more, and 2: when they are tempted they are free from the sin anyway and can certainly put it down and keep following Jesus in freedom. I want to tell you about a pastor who thought he was saved and sealed, and covered in forgiveness, and he didn't forgive his wife, and then he died in a car crash and he had the opportunity to forgive her before he died, and he still did not. Then he was told that he could not go to heaven. Jesus said that if you don't forgive, the Father won't forgive you. We have to take our salvation seriously, because we have not obtained it and nobody will attain it on this earth, not until they have risen incorruptible and left this earth. I want to warn you: are you in the way of working out your salvation? If you already have your salvation now, there would be no need to work it out with fear and trembling! This is the full Council of God. I'm not preaching the lies of these so-called grace preachers who say we love Jesus but hate religion! I want to warn you: Jesus does not cover you while you're in your sins.
You are not forgiven just because you say you trust in the cross and you try to cling to that trust. That is not what saves you. What saves you is a continued walk with Jesus Christ, trusting in his cross so that he comes into your life and the power of the cross comes into you and actually frees you supernaturally and physically from the power of sin, so you are no longer in sin. You are no longer enslaved to doing your lusts when they arise up inside of you. You're no longer enslaved to speaking those bad words that rise up to your lips when something goes wrong and you helplessly go over the wrong end. I am talking about actual FREEDOM from sin where you are like Jesus Christ and a new person. Did they ever tell you about that? They certainly do not, there are preaching lies! They are always about the cross, the cross this, and the cross that, yet they themselves don't have the power of the cross in their life because they are still sinning, and they themselves are holding to half the gospel and then leaving out the other half. I want to tell you what Jesus said about these things: Jesus talked about the branch that if it does not bear fruit, that is part of the vine, every such branch is cut off. You see good fruit is critical to you entering heaven. Now you might say, well how can we bear good fruit of our own effort? Well I will tell you how you can do that: you bear good fruit when you become free from sin by the power of the cross, where supernaturally the power of Jesus comes inside of you and makes you free from your bondage to sin, changing you to bear fruit. I want to talk further about this in the parable of the fig tree where the fig tree was a Christian and the Gardener was Jesus and the Father was the master, and he said to the Gardener, This fig tree is not bearing fruit so cut it down and cast it out of the garden. (That is, a Christian, cut him down and cast away as he is living in sin). And Jesus says, No, no give him some more time, let me fertilise him and dig around him and after a year passes and he still doesn't bear good fruit, then cut him down and cast him out of the garden. You see that is what happens to Christians who don’t hear fruit. They hide their talent in the ground.
Now the false preachers conveniently do not talk about those things. They leave it out. But I'm telling you the full Council of God today. Dear friend, don't be cut out of the garden, because you refuse to bear fruit. It's your choice. It is your choice to get on your knees and repent before Jesus and asking him to set you free from your bondage to sin. It is your choice to want to stop and be separate from the world. It hinges on whether or not you want to quit your rock music, your rap music, and you want to quit the immoral TV, and you want to quit all the movies and godless entertainment that the unbelievers watch. It is your choice if you want to separate from the world and go to Jesus and trust in the real cross: the cross that frees and cleanses you and freeing you from your bondage to sin. Because if you really do it that way, you will find freedom and Jesus will lead and save you himself. You will be able to stop your sins, and hate all this stuff in the world and separate yourself unto the Lord. You will be able to stop lusting and swearing, and focusing on all the things that God hates. Instead you will be able to focus on Jesus and bear fruit fit for his kingdom.
Jesus said one thing that is so very true, he said that, Without me you can do nothing. Can a branch bear fruit severed from the vine? He said of course not. Neither can you bear fruit and stay green if you are cut off from the vine. If we cut ourselves off in our sin, and we don't know Jesus and we are doing our own thing, we will not be able to bear fruit as required. We will not be free from sin, even if you listen to your Grace preacher saying, Just cling to the cross and it's all going to be covered and all right, just believe you are saved you are forgiven every day. That is not true. The truth is that you cling to Jesus and you trust him for real, where you actually decide to repent and you submit yourself to him where his life can flow into you and you can bear righteous holy fruit, because it is written in John chapter 3, those who continue to sin are of their father the devil. But those who know Jesus, don't continue to sin. The reason is, he is living through you. If you are continuing to sin, then Jesus is not living through you, you're not his branch, you're not a sheep. Dear friend, the good news is that you can repent of that path and you can come to Jesus, get to know him; get him to free you and change you, and he will. Don't believe the false gospels anymore, by those who say that we love Jesus and hate religion. They are speaking lies. Jesus bless you....