Basics to Succeed with God

Pastor Jerry Wilhite, author

God has put on my heart to do a study that is very basic but gets the necessary information to our visitors.

We all must go through Jesus to get to God. There is no other way and to say there is another way would make what He suffered to have been in vain.

John 14

6. Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Some 2000 years ago Jesus said that the leaders of that day were shutting up the kingdom to the people.

Matthew 23

13. But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.

They basically gave Him lip service. The only way we can be saved is to believe in our heart, not just our mind, but our spirit that He died, was raised from the Dead, and then confess Him.

Romans 10

9. That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

10. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

11. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

12. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

13. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

We are saved by God's Grace through faith in the above.

Ephesians 2

8. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

9. Not of works, lest any man should boast.

We have an enemy whose name is Satan. He is real even though he has done his best to convince the world that he does not exist.

The first thing that we must do after being saved is to hear from God so He can guide us. God and only God can see into the hearts and minds of others and know who is really, truly in Him and who is not. We need His guidance so we do not go the way of those who followed people like David Koresh or Jim Jones. We need him even so that we will not be asleep as so many are in so many churches these days. Be aware of what Jesus said in Revelation 1-3 that out of the seven churches, which He addresses, only one is actually of Him.

John 14

26. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

We are to be taught all things by God not by man.

2 Corinthians 10

5. Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

We can not even be sure of our own thoughts, because they are not our own until we dwell on them and make them our own. All thoughts come from one of two sources and those of God have to be sought after those of Satan are forced on us through the world.

Matthew 6

33. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Here is how we hear from God:

  1. We have a desire to hear from Him.
  2. We ask for His help.
  3. We find a place that is free from distractions and quiet.
  4. We go to this place daily and spend at least 30 minutes there.
  5. We sit quietly not thinking or doing anything.
  6. For most they will fall asleep since the body is trained to go to sleep if they are still, and quiet for a few mins. So what you have to do is retrain the body not to fall asleep at this time.
  7. We do this daily for as long as it takes until we hear. For most it is 6 months, but there have been a few that took only a few weeks, and a few that took longer. It depends on how many walls there are in you.
  8. When you hear you ask one question, "Did Jesus Christ come in the flesh?" If you hear, "no" tell Satan to go to Hell. If you hear, "yes" you listen, and in time ask questions.
  9. You allow this to grow in you, from 30 mins a day, to hours a day until you are hearing constantly.

1 John 4

1. Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

2. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

3. And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

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