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Statement of Faith

We believe in:

1. The Holy Trinity, God the Father, God the Son, and the person of the Holy Spirit as one. 1 John 5:7

2. Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. Acts 1:5

3. New testament biblical practices of the Holy communion, washing of the feet, sprinkling of the Blood. John 13:3-8, Acts 19:11-12, John 13:3-8.

4. The manifestation of God's power through signs and wonders, Luke 9:1, 1 Corin 2:4, Isaiah 8:18.

5. The deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, the virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His atoning death through his shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of God, the Father and in His personal return to earth in power and glory.


6. The Infallibility of the Holy Scriptures, the Bible as the final authority in all matters of doctrine, conducts relative to daily living.

7. The administration of spiritual gifts led by the Spirit for the edification of the church of God. 1 Corinthians 12:4-7


8. The personal return of Jesus Christ, the eternal damnation in a literal hell for the wicked and everlasting life with the living God for the righteous.

"Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion, for behold i come and I will dwell in your midst, declare the Lord" Zechariah 2:10.








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Friday, June 15, 2018

The Kingdom of God: What are its requirements?

  
"Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born [a]again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”

Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. "   John 3:3-5 NKJV

Before I go further, I would like to define what the " Kingdom of God" is,  Is it Heaven or another place?    Well I believe the answer is found in Daniel 2:44 and  Revelations 11:15
"In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever."  Daniel 2:44    I encourage you to read the whole of Daniel chapter 2 for more details on God's Kingdom. 

Then the seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and loud voices called out in heaven: "The kingdom of the world is now the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He will reign forever and ever."  Revelations 11:15

These two scripture texts illustrates that the time that the Kingdom is established will be after Christ’s return to the earth.   At the completion of the process of being saved or born again,  we shall be transformed into immortal beings and become kings and priests serving in God’s Kingdom on earth  see Revelation 1:6 and Revelation 5:10.

Friends, the Lord Jesus Christ did not mince words when speaking to Nicodemus, one of the Jewish leaders.   Nicodemus acknowledged that Jesus was sent by God, but he was still a bit confused about who He really was.  What was his actually title? Was He just a teacher, a prophet or someone more greater?  Who was this man?    Nicodemus  knew this was a fascinating individual who seemed to be able to draw people to him through his teachings and he felt it was time to have a one on one conversation with him.   So in order not to be seen or identified by his colleagues, he went to see Jesus at night.     The Lord Jesus straight up told him, unless you are born again, you cannot see the kingdom of God.  Of course Nicodemus had no idea what he meant by being "born again" as we can see in vs 4 and so Jesus tried to explain the term in vs 5, saying "unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter the kingdom of God.  I am sure if the conversation had continued a little longer which it may have very well did, Nicodemus may still ask " what do you mean by water and Spirit ?  We will never know but what we do know from this portion of scripture is that Jesus assured him that no man can see nor enter the kingdom of heaven unless they were saved or born again.  
What do we mean by being "born again"  It means surrendering your life to the Lord Jesus Christ, confessing with your mouth that He is the Son of the living God who came to earth in human form, died for our sins and rose up on the 3rd day, ascended into glory and is currently sitting at the right hand of God interceding for us daily.    Because of the great love, the Father had for us, He sent His only begotten son to die for our sins in order for us to spend eternity with Him.  This is the first requirement "Believe"  John 3:16.

The second requirement for entering the kingdom of God is to do the will of the Father.  Living a holy life pleasing to God makes you and me a candidate for the kingdom of God.  So beloved when you give your life to the Lord Jesus or become born again, its only the beginning of our Christian journey, the process starts.   As believers each of us must work out our salvation with fear and trembling.  I like the way the New Living Translation puts it   " Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear."

Friends, you must strive to live a godly life, letting our light shine wherever you go so that all may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven , this is stated in Matthew 5:16.    Its disheartening to see how over the decades,  many in the body of Christ have fallen, they started well but ended badly and many more today are following in the same path, giving into false teachings, heresies etc.    The word of God tells us in Matthew 7:21 " Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.

In Matthew 19:21,  the rich man was interested in getting saved, but he was not willing to go all the way with Jesus.  He was not ready to let go of all his worldly possessions to follow the giver of life and all good things.  So when Jesus acknowledged the fact that he had been obedient to the law, obeying all the commandments, he now told him to do one more thing, sell all your worldly possessions, give it to the poor and follow me.  like many of us would have probably done today,  the rich man said he couldn't do that.  After all my hard work, after all the challenges I faced to get to where I am today, you now want me to give it all up for a life of uncertainty?  Sorry "Rabbi" ( Teacher)  I can't do it.   Beloved, what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world, but loses his soul?  Not my words, but Christ's" Mark 8:36   
In order to enter the kingdom of God, we must be ready to surrender all to Him, our worldly possessions, our lives, our family.. everything near and dear to us.  Unfortunately so many of us are not ready to let go completely.  Fear, worry, family, material things, staying in our comfort zones holds us back and if one is not careful, the cost can be very expensive. " 

Beloved  do you meet all the requirements?  If yes, Praise the Lord and keep on walking in Christ and living for Him, if unsure, examine your life and make the decision today to get right with the Lord.  If you are not born again and you are ready to give your life to the Lord Jesus Christ today, pls click on the this link for the "sinners prayer" http://www.24hourprayer.com/saved.html .  After you have done so follow the rest of the prompts for what next or you are welcome to contact us @ dozmeinternational@gmail.com to connect your with a bible believing church in your area. 

Beloved Jesus assures us that when you do make the decision to follow Him all the way, surrendering all and trusting Him for your life,  the Lord God will make it possible for you to stay faithful, committed, focused to the very end.   
"When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?” But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”   Matthew 19:25-26 ESV


Shalom!

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