I had a family room downstairs in my house, and I had established it as my prayer closet. My favorite way to pray was on my knees with my elbows on a round footstool. One night I had just finished praying, and I went upstairs to bed. It seemed as soon as I lay down, I was taken back downstairs where I was on my knees with my elbows on the footstool praying again. Just where I was before. All at once, an angel was standing beside me. I looked up with surprise and called him by name first, and then he called me Bob. It is an amazing thing that without one previous thought I knew who he was and addressed him first. Whenever you step into the Spirit realm you know things by the Spirit without learning or having ever entertained a thought about the person. At that time, he put his arms around my arm, and I guess you would say under my shoulder and carried me to heaven. I asked him where he was taking me, and he said, “I am taking you to meet Jesus.” I yelled stop! He said,” why Bob?” I said I don’t want to meet Jesus. He said,” why Bob?” and I said I don’t want to look upon his face.” Again he said, “why Bob?” and I said least my deeds should be reproved. At that point, he turned and took me back to my bedroom, but he had picked me up in my family room downstairs. I know for sure I was out of my body because on my way back to earth when we got over the top of my house I could hear the phone ringing in my bedroom. I could also see my body lying there, and I knew it had no life in it to answer the phone. I actually felt my spirit re-enter my body and I reached over and answered the phone. I still don’t understand how I left the family room downstairs when my body was upstairs in the bedroom.
Now I am so far out in left field with my life; I was just learning about the Lord, and I had not been saved very long. I wasn’t sure of anything, and now I was scared to meet with Jesus because of my deeds. I mean, I had the honored, and pleasure of meeting with Jesus, but I was in such bad shape, so I thought, at that time that I was scared to death of Him. I think that was the scariest I have ever been in my life! I can’t quite tell you what it’s like to feel such strong FEAR at the thought of meeting the Lord Jesus face to face. I had been seeking Him day and night, and reading the Bible. I was in the First Baptist Church, and going to every church service that I could get to. I had made it a priority to witness of Him to as many people as possible and was seeing people saved. I was trying to learn the right way to live. I very much wanted to live the Christian life. I was on my knees praying when he took me up, that tells you I was seeking him.
Every day I was searching my heart and crying out to God and asking him what my wrong deeds were. Well finally, I thought this is what my problems must be: I was spending too much time in the Apostle Paul’s teachings and too much time learning about the Holy Spirit. I concluded that it must be my desire for the supernatural, and I was trying to learn about spiritual gifts. I thought maybe I took my eyes off Jesus. I didn’t know what else it could be. This had to be it. I made up my mind that I would spend all of my time just reading about Jesus and nothing else. I can say for sure that this is a problem that you never want to have, that is being fearful of facing or being rejected by The Lord Jesus.
Well, by now this is how it looked to me: I must get my deeds straightened out, whatever they are. After trying unsuccessfully to share my trip to heaven with my wife and pastor, I made up my mind that this would be the last time I would try to share it. In the meantime; I just kept seeking the Lord, witnessing and doing everything I could that I thought would please Him. I just kept going, and I noticed the Lord began to use me in prophecy and I was hearing from Him. I was really being used by the Holy Spirit. I was preaching, and serving in many ways, and in many places. I just moved on without ever finding an answer for the reason I was so fearful of meeting the Lord Jesus.
Part #2 – The Vision
Some years later, I was home alone for lunch, and I thought I would get a little prayer time in. It had been over ten years, and I still did not have any answers concerning my deeds; although by now I had led many, many people to the Lord. I had all but quit praying about it. While on my knees praying, the memory of the trip to heaven floated up again to my mind. I asked the Lord about my visit. I asked God if spiritual gifts were the problem you could have sent someone to teach me, and I would have listened.
At that point, He took me into an open vision, and He began to reveal to me the real reason for the visit, to heaven. It was not about gifts, or about me, but about what it would be like when He returns and our deeds are not right, and we are unsaved. I saw men running for their lives, with unspeakable fear. They were trying to bury themselves under the rocks. I heard these words three times IT’S OVER! IT’S OVER! IT’S OVER! The words seemed to be the only sound on earth! The whole sky spoke. The whole heaven spoke. This might be the sound of the last trump! I am not sure about that. I saw men in such fear it looked like they were running fast er than cars, trying to get away to keep from facing the Lord Jesus; somewhat like the fear, I had when I was to face Him. He was the last person they ever wanted to meet, or they ever wanted to see. It is hard to explain, but the day will come when it’s over! THE DOOR WILL CLOSE, AND THE CHANCE FOR SALVATION IS OVER!
They were caught out in darkness. Somehow, I was made to understand that they knew everything and had a perfect understanding of Jesus, but they were better off in darkness than they were facing the light. The light guides us, and they knew that the light would consume them. Every one that doeth evil hates the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.” John3:20 People who have rejected or not accepted Jesus will, not only, not seek Him, but will flee from His presence in indescribable fear. They are forever condemned and know it. Just as the Lord promised the sinner, their end would be a burning hell. Please listen to me; this is not a sermon. This is a word from the Lord Jesus speaking to you on behalf of your family, friends, and anyone you have feelings for. I would have jumped out of heaven before I would have met Jesus face to face. The Lord let me carry this fear like an albatross around my neck for a very long time; It seemed like forever. It was a long, long time before I could move on. I was already going through, what seemed to be, a hell of my own. He burned this message into me to help me express, His burning love for you, your loved ones as well as the sinner. He is sending me, in his love, to make this desperate plea for your salvation. I can say with permission from the Lord that you are hearing from Him and that this is His perfect will for you that you believe in Him and to be a witness for Him. Not one good person, if they are a sinner, and not washed in His blood, will get into heaven, even if it is your mother. I know. I was made to carry this stigma, the fear of a rejected sinner, to talk to you today. You would be wise to listen. Not one sinner can enter paradise. Adam only committed one sin. When God came looking for him, he was hidden behind the fig leaves. One sin condemned him, and Adam knew It without God saying a word.” So he drove out the man, and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.”(Gen3:24) [ Not one sinner will ever get in] Listen to me, this is not a might happen. I have already watched it play out. I might have seen some of your loved ones out there running from the burning flame. If, my friend, you will get one person saved in your lifetime it will be the greatest achievement of your life. This message should make every Christian want to be a preacher. Together let’s take this message to the world by sending it to as many people as you can and encouraging them to keep it moving forward. I would love to know if you are on board with me.
When He comes back clothed in a vesture dipped in blood and a two-edged sword in His mouth, I don’t think it will be a good time to try and make a deal. Absolutely no loopholes here. May we all come together around this scripture,( Acts 26:18) Jesus said,”Paul, turn men from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God.”
Regardless of how much you have now the only thing you can take to heaven is people.
The Apostle Paul said,” And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power. (2Thess 1:7-9) That they all might be damned who believed not the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (V: 12)
BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – The weather was chilly, but the spirits were warm and bright Saturday afternoon and evening during the Light Up Blue Ridge holiday celebration.
The day began with an arrival of a very special guest from the far north when Santa Claus arrived on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway and greeted children, with wishlists in hand, in the downtown city park all afternoon. Storefronts decorated for the fourth annual Holiday Storefront Decorating Contest greeted shoppers up and down the downtown streets as many attempted to get an early jump on their Christmas shopping.
Throughout the day, several musical and theatrical acts entertained passersby at various places all afternoon including the Fannin County High School (FCHS) Theater Group and a barbershop quartet, both of whom performed at Sycamore Crossing, as well as Voices of Hope and a children’s choir led by Connie Davis.
Over on West Main St., the Blue Ridge Mountains Art Association Art Center hosted the annual Gingerbread House Village for those wanting to take a quick break and warm up from the busy and blustery downtown streets.
By 5:30, night had fallen in north Georgia, and it was time for the annual Blue Ridge Christmas Parade. Starting near First Baptist Church, the parade looped down East Main, Mountain and West Main streets, which were all lined with excited faces, young and old, packed earmuff to earmuff on the sidewalks to take in all of the festivities as well as a few pocketfuls of candy.
The parade featured a number of creatively designed Holiday floats, patriotically adorned Fannin County fire engines, antique cars and tractors, the FCHS Marching Band and even a few local dignitaries as City Councilman Elect Nathan Fitts and Shannon York served as MCs for the night.
Blue Ridge Police Chief Johnny Scearce led the way down the the route in his squad car followed by Mayor Donna Whitener and City Councilwoman Rhonda Thomas close behind in convertibles draped with Christmas lights and City Councilwoman Elect Robbie Cornelius following shortly behind them.
Fannin County Fire and Rescue Chief Larry Thomas escorted Georgia State Senator Steve Gooch in his familiar white truck as Gooch and his family visited Blue Ridge for the day to take in the Holiday celebration and treats.
The Fannin and Copper Basin Girl Scouts council marched the route with smiling faces and handfuls of candy to the delight of several youngsters lining the sidewalks.
The FCHS Color Guard and Marching Band served up several rousing renditions of everyone’s favorite Holiday tunes while the Drumline joyfully pounded out the beat on instruments encompassed with red and green Christmas lights.
Several businesses and organizations, including Mercier Orchards, The Home Depot, the Blue Ridge Community Theater and PruittHealth of Blue Ridge among others, contributed elaborately designed floats and displays for the parade. On the Special Olympics float, Snoopy even took time to make an appearance.
On another float, the Reason for the Season was portrayed as Mary and Joseph watched over Baby Jesus, who was “wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.”
Rounding out the parade was Jolly Ole Saint Nicholas, who was escorted down the route in an antique 1930 Ford. Later, Santa took center stage in the park as he assisted Shannon York with the lighting of the 27-foot tall Great Tree to the amazement of many enthusiastic onlookers.
As the night quickly grew colder, country music star Collin Raye warmed the hearts of the crowd with a soulful version of O, Holy Night.
Holiday festivities will continue on weekends throughout the season in downtown Blue Ridge leading up to Christmas as the most wonderful time of the year is officially underway.
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THE LIAR: ARE YOU A LIAR/YOU ARE GOING TO HELL
It looks like, for sure, all liars will go to a burning hell!
*The Lie**,* The devil’s foundation is built on it. The devil lied to Eve
in the garden and brought sin into the whole world, upon all mankind.
*Lying spirit*: The devil is a liar and a deceiver. He comes to take away
God’s best for your life and God’s promises to you. He comes only to steal,
kill, and destroy you. The Lord wants you to be free from the attack of
your enemy, the devil.
· Jesus died to break Satan’s power, and set man free.
If there is such a thing as the world’s worst sin, it would have to be
lying.The devil’s power base for his sinful, fallen world is built on it.
· Prov 19:22 “A poor man is better than a liar.”
· Prov19:5 “A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that
speak lies *shall not escape*.” Ops
· Pro19:9 “He that speak lies *shall perish.” (That’s scary)*
· Ps101:7 “He that works deceit shall not dwell within my house.
· He that tells lies shall not tarry in my sight.” O, What hate God
must have for the lie. Watch your tongue.
John 8:44 Jesus said;” Ye are of your father, the devil, and the lusts of
your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning and abode not
in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he
speaks of his own: *for he *is a liar *and the father of it.”*
If you lie, you are speaking for the devil. When you lie, Jesus says that
the devil is your father.
Acts 5:3 “But Peter said, Ananias, why hath *Satan filled thine* *heart to
lie* to the Holy Ghost. Why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart?
Thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.”
Jesus has defeated Satan. He spent a lot of time teaching us who, and
what the devil is like.
Jesus has taught us that in his name, and by his power, we too can defeat
him every time. Submit yourself to God resist the devil, and he will flee
Just how do you think Father God feels when you neglect all of his
promises, and all of his provisions for you, and lie? The Father must weep
when you reject the shed blood of his own son, who is the truth. If you
leave the truth and accept the devil’s lies, that means, right now you
think the devil can, and will help you and put you over better than God
If you are a liar, it is because you are being influenced by the demon of
insecurity, and inferiority. You think you cannot be represented on your
own merits, so you borrow the devil’s power, which is always deception. You
depend on the lie, not realizing you are calling on the wrong father, the
Devil to prop you up.
When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar *and the
father of it*. If you use a lie, to manipulate someone to accomplish your
will or purpose, you have just used the doctrine of the devil and showed no
faith in God. That makes the devil your father. If you are the head of your
house, and you are a liar, you will have a cursed house, and it will run
through your family line until you repent. You have given the devil a seat
at your table. Who’s *your daddy*?
Let’s look at where the lie will put you in the end.
Rev 21:27”And there shall in no wise enter into heaven anything that
defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, *nor maketh a* *lie.”
Watch what comes out of your mouth.*
Rev 21:8 “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and
murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, *and all liars*
shall have their part in the lake *which burns *with *fire* *and brimstone*
Rev22:14” Blessed are they that do his commandments that they may have the
right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers,
and idolaters, and whosoever *loveth and maketh* *a lie.”*
My friend if you are a liar you can’t go anywhere, but to hell. Notice the
word says you are the *same as a murderer.*
Lying is something not to be taken lightly, yet many people are chronic
liars. If you have a family member that is a liar, I think he is in danger
of a burning hell. Go to him help him.
The jailer said to Paul Sir, what must I do to be saved? Paul said, “Believe
on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shall be saved”. Just believe and ask.-
Dr. Bob Allen
* God Loves You. Keep your eye on the Straight Gate.*
As we approach the Christmas celebration, I’m not sure any of us can fathom the mystery of God coming to earth as a human being. Meditating on the reality of “Immanuel, God with us,” as Jesus is called, might just make smoke come out of your ears if you think about it too long. (more…)
Christmas was much more than a sweet scene in a Bethlehem stable. It was the culmination of masterfully crafted mission, an invasion in the most epic way possible. But to understand that you’d have to know the whole story…. (more…)