Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Out Of Darkness...Into The Light






We are now at the crossroad of our existence here on earth. Soon we have to face judgment to Him who has made everything in the whole universe seen and unseen. Are we prepared for this? The world is now ready and apt for judgment like a fattened calf ready for slaughter. As it is, the world is full of darkness and people wallow in their own lives of pleasure seeking and all forms of self glory. In their unabated quest for more pleasure and self glory in life, many have abandoned God and any idea of accountability for their actions. They are in darkness. Many profess that they believe in God and just stop there as though mere belief can save them. They are like the ostrich who bury its head on the sand and think that any trouble will go away since it can no longer see it. They live in a make believe world of being wishy washy and lukewarm. They are neither here nor there. They too are headed for destruction. To those who say they believe in God no matter what religion you profess, would it not be wonderful to have a clear cut assurance of salvation? The Bible says, "Unless a man is born again of water and the Spirit, he shall not enter the kingdom of God" (John 3:5). We are born again when we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and savior and surrender our lives to Him. This is done in a simple but meaningful prayer of acceptance whereby the Holy Spirit descends upon us and revives our long dead spirit. Then our eyes become open to the truth of God's words and we begin to appreciate a truly righteous life pleasing to God and giving glory to His name. If you are prepared to be born again and be assured of eternal life, please recite with me this simple prayer of acceptance. "Heavenly Father, I humbly confess my sins to you. Sins that I committed since birth until now, including sins I inherited from my parents and grandparents. I accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and savior. Let His most precious blood wash clean all my sins. I surrender my life to you. Let the Holy Spirit descend upon me and enliven my dead spirit so that I may know your truths. Strengthen me with power from on high so that I will live a righteous life pleasing before Your eyes. This I declare heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus, through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, one God forever. Amen." If you are sincere in doing this with all your heart, then indeed you are saved. ALL WHO CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.


Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Out of Darkness, Into The Light, Born Again, Water, Spirit, Crossroad, Existence, Judgment, Whole Universe, Seen and Unseen, Pleasure Seeking, Self Glory, Abandoned God, Accountability For Actions, Make Believe World, Wishy Washy, Lukewarm, Clear Cut Assurance of Salvation, Kingdom of God, Lord and Savior, Prayer of Acceptance, Righteousness, Gospel, Word of God, Holy Bible

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
Philippines
Spiritual/Inspirational/Motivational

10 comments:

My Family Daily Adventure said...

I remember when I was still young I was afraid of these truths. I really enjoy what you're sharing here, the truth about the future. Of what will happen to us without Jesus. However, it's sad to say that many are still blinded but this truth and they don't want to listen either.

Thanks for always visiting and giving comments Mel. It's all being treasured.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Sarah,
You see the problem is that most people think that we are just trying to lure them away from their accustomed religion to another one. It is sad to say that to be born again is a prescription of God for all people and is not in any way a religion. Religion can never save, if it does, the Father would not have sent His only begotten Son to save the world and open the door to salvation. There is only one way to heaven and that is Jesus Christ. And there is only one prescription to salvation and that is, to be born again. To be born again means to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and savior and to surrender your life to Him. There is no other name under heaven by which one can be saved except Jesus Christ. These are all attested by God's words in the Holy Bible but people just disregard them and continue with their age old practices that are probably farthest from the truth. People are so serious about everything except God. They buy all kinds of securities like insurance and properties as hedge against the uncertainties of the future but they disregard the most important aspect of their lives and that is, their relationship with God. I pray that people will open their eyes to see the truth before it is too late. The Lord will come very soon and He will find so few people awaiting His eventual return. Thanks for your visit and inspiring comments. God bless you all always.

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

reincarnation...................naniniwala ako sa ganyan..

Dhemz said...

another inspiring and uplifting post of yours kuyaMel...thanks for sharing! tama po kau...polluted na talaga ang mundo....It is a time of preparation for the coming of Christ..we should pray more each day.

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salamat po sa dalaw kuya...sensya na po at bihira lang me ngayon nag lagalag sa blogland...ehhehe!

salamat din po sa mga comments at sa mga jokes...ehhehehe!

glad to know na inde kana pala kumakain ng dinuguan..good for you...:)

about sa pag-aaral ko po..d ko naka pag enroll this sem...kasi nahuli ako eh...january 21 kasi yung start...eh nasa pinas kami that time...so skip me muna this sem...babawi ako sa fall..am planning to get 3 subjects...sana!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Arvin,
I respect your opinion on that. I also believed in that before including karma and evolution pero nabago lahat nang iyon nung nag born again ako. Pinagaralan ko noon ang Buddhism at Hinduism at mga Eastern mysticism. Nagaral din ako nang Yoga at Theosophy at Rosicrucians at katuruan nang New Age Groups katulad nang The Lost Teachings of Jesus Christ at The Lost Years of Jesus Christ. Nahilig ako nuon sa Metaphysics at iba pang Greek philosophies katulad nang Gnosticism at kasabay nuon ay binabasa ko rin ang Christian Bible. Pero habang tumatagal ay nakita ko ang opposing ideas nang dalawang kampo. Either I accept one and reject the other. That was when I was led to become born again through supernatural means. Hindi ko na iielaborate dito dahil mahirap paniwalaan. Ang pinanghawakan ko eh yung Hebrews 9:27 na nagsabi, "It is appointed for man to die once and after that judgment." Nang naging born again ako ay nagpakadalubhasa naman ako sa Christian dogmas as contained in the Bible at nagenroll sa isang International Bible College at mula nuon ay binabasa ko na at mini meditate ang Word of God araw araw. Yun ang una kong ginagawa pag gising sa umaga. Nagtuturo ako nuon nang Salvation seminar sa aming simbahan every Sunday at nagko conduct nang Bible studies sa mga cell groups sa kanilang tahanan hanggang ilagay ako nang Panginoon sa internet. I respect your opinion at hindi naman kita kokontrahin kung ano man ang pinaniniwalaan mo. Ipinaliwanag ko lang ang viewpoint ko dito para sa lahat nang readers ko. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Dhemz,
Salamat sa dalaw mo at sa paliwanag. I really appreciate that. Regarding sa pagaaral mo, sana ay tapusin mo ito dahil pakikinabangan mo iyon balang araw. Alam kong medyo mahirap matanggap ang mga articles ko dito at sa Reflections sa mga kaibigan kong Catholics pero ipinapaliwanag ko lamang ang mga bagay na hindi tinatalakay sa simbahan. Alam ko ang mga doktrina nang Catholic faith dahil dito ako lumaki at nagturo pa nuon nang cathechism sa mga public schools nuong college pa ako. Nakikipagdebate pa ako nuon sa mga Protestants sa may Bible Center sa Morayta malapit sa FEU kung saan kami naglalaro nang pingpong at chess nung estudyante pa ako. Sa akin, wala namang masama na ipanalangin yung prayer of acceptance maski Catholic tayo dahil iisa naman ang ating Diyos. Kaya lang hindi nga binibigyang pansin nang simbahan ang mga nakalagay sa Bibliya at minsan ay bina violate pa nila. Anyway, these things are very personal. If you are happy where you are, nobody can take that away from you. Ako'y nagpapaliwanag lamang at nagtuturo nang kaliwanagan sa kadiliman na umiiral sa ating mundo. People perish for lack of knowledge. I am praying for you all that somehow, someway, the Gospel of truth will reach your inner beings. Salamat sa dalaw. Paki kiss na lamang ako kay Akesha. God bless you all always.

Dhemz said...

korek po kau Kuya Mel...and for pointing the message across...

Na notice ko din po yung kakaibahan ng Baptist church at katoliko kasi we go to both churches.....Baptist kasi si Greg....he knows a lot of stuff in the bible...but he grew up as a Catholic....the only person left in their family na katoliko is his dad...kaya nga mag kasundo kami ni FIL....lol!

may point po kau about sa catholic doctrines....kaya nga minsan d na kami nagsisimba....I just lift up my hands to God and pray to him everyday....and we read one verse at night.

thanks po kuyaMel...mabuhay po kayo!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Dhemz,
Ayokong ma misunderstand tayo nang mga kaibigan nating Catholics. I have nothing against Catholicism since I grew up and studied its main doctrines. Kaya nga lang ay hindi rin natuturuan ang rank and file nang mga Catholics kaya sila ang mas madaling ma convert dahil wala silang kaalaman sa salita nang Diyos. Ang gusto ko lang mangyari ay ipanalangin lang nila yung prayer of acceptance of Jesus Christ as their Lord and savior and be born again para ma assure yung kaligtasan sa kanila. Kapag tinanong mo ang mainstream Catholics kung paano sila maliligtas ay isasagot nila na iwasang gumawa nang masama at gumawa ka nang mabuti. Although tama rin yung sagot na ito, hindi ito ang requirement para maligtas. Iisa lamang ang binigay na requiremnet nang salita nang Diyos at yun ay maging born again. Kapag na born again na ay saka tayo gagawa nang mga mabuting gawa para sa ikaluluwalhati nang Panginoon sa ating buhay. Ano man ang gawin natin, magpapako man tayo sa krus, mamanata man tayo o sumama sa prusisyon nang Black Nazarene sa Quiapo ay hindi kailanman makapagliligtas sa atin dahil wala sa ating kamay ang kaligtasan. Iyon ay na kay Jesu kristo lamang. Kung pwede pala tayong maligtas sa mabuting gawa ay hindi na sana isinugo nang Ama ang bugtong Niyang Anak upang maligtas lahat tayo KUNG TATANGGAPIN NATIN SI HESUS BILANG ATING PANGINOON AT TAGAPAGLIGTAS. Sana ay maunawaan ito nang ating mga kapatid na Catholics. Salamat sa dalaw at paliwanag. God bless you all always.

Steve Borgman said...

Mel, thanks for the thoughtful and balanced approach to the Gospel tht you have on your blog. I am grateful that you model speaking the Truth, with love and conviction. Romans 1:16!!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Steve,
The Gospel of salvation is as simple as it can be. It should not be made complicated as it should only confuse people. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

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