I was recently on True News and I have gotten a LOT of email from this show. So I thought that I would share it with you so that you can listen to it here on PZ Radio.
Here is the True News Intro... On today’s special program, Pastor Chris Steinle hosts a round-table discussion with three individuals who have been led by the Lord to leave the United States. Ray Gano, executive director of Prophezine, John Price, author of ”The End of America,” and Stephen in Panama, share their motivations for leaving America and trials they experienced along the way
Sunday, December 15, 2013
I was recently on True News and I have gotten a LOT of email from this show. So I thought that I would share it with you so that you can listen to it here on PZ Radio.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
In this show we are doing something a little different, we have returning guest JR & Tonya who are now moving here to Costa Rica. I know that I am a cheerleader for expat life so folks may not want to take my word for my view. But here is JR who is a retired police officer and we talk about they chose to relocate. In the first part we talk about the DC shooting and other things going on in the US and then spend the rest of the time talking about why they moved down, expat life, the doors God opened, and steps they took. If you are interested in becoming an expat, then this is the show that you need to listen too.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
I wanted to share with you our first session of the Prophezine Bible Study - "The Keys To Spiritual Survival." This is a study that we have been conducting over the internet now for about 8 weeks. I have a full study going up with articles, worksheets and also the audio sessions from the study. Each of these audio sessions will be about an hour long and I am posting them to the Prophezine website as they get edited.
Also, if you wish to follow along, a link to the worksheet is below. Enjoy this and look for the rest of the bible study on the Prophezine website.
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Wednesday, October 9, 2013
This is an interesting as well as eye opening show. With everything going on in the world, I wanted to talk a little bit about preparedness. I invited my good friend Lisa Bedford AKA The Survival Mom on the show and we talk about why Christians should prepare for hard times. We also have Paul Washer giving a pretty dark warning to the US Church warning that persecution is coming to America. We also have Barbara Henderson talking about how we should face problems. This and more on PZ Radio.
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Wednesday, October 2, 2013
In this show Ray Gano interviews William Struse, the author of "The 13th Enumeration." Folks, if you are looking for a rollar coaster ride of a book that you can not put down, this is the book for you. I was excited to be able to get William on and what was suppose to be a 15 minute interview, turned into 50 minutes. Great time together and we talk a lot about Daniel 9.
You can check out his book here -- http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Radio-The-13th-Enumeration
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
We are switching up PZ Radio days from Fridays to Wednesdays. I was recently on Phillip Armstrong's show and boy, I must have been on roll because I was preaching like crazy. Want to hear what Ray Gano thinks? Then this show is for you. Nope, no holds bared on this show, I tell it like it is and if the CINO's don't like it, to bad, they just need to listen anyways.
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Saturday, August 31, 2013
Folks, this was a very surprising show. I started talking and 60 minutes later I had a show. What I had to say in this show will be VERY CONTROVERSIAL, but it had to be said and I am assuming that there is someone out there that God wanted this message preached to. I was really debating about not pushing this show out, but then I was convicted that maybe there is someone out there that this show is specifically for.
This is not your standard PZ Radio show and I am preaching some pretty hard words, but if this show is for you, you need to listen and heed the message.
If this show is NOT for you, then stop listening and wait for next week's show.
But I know there is someone out there that needs to hear what I have to say, with no punches pulled.
Are YOU the one this show is destined for?
Friday, August 23, 2013
Ray talks about the new Prophezine bible study coming up and talks about Pal Talk.
I have another hard hitting sermon by Paul Washer. This sermon made me take a closer look at myself and examine my Christian walk. There are many folks out there that claim the title, but do not walk the walk. In Matthew 7:20 Christ says that " Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them." If you are one of those who are sitting on the fence with your salvation, if you cant remember when you committed your life to the Lord, if you are claiming the title but still walking in the world, this sermon is for you.
This sermon is an hour and thirteen minutes long. I highly recommend that you download it and burn it to CD. There are many nuggets of information that one should hold on to. If you do not want to be convicted about your Christian walk, don't listen to this sermon.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
This is a special PZ Radio - we have PZ Insider JR visiting Ray in Costa Rica and discuss their point of view and what they see happening in America. We have a great seromon by Pastor Kevin titled "What Must America Do?" You think that Islam is not effecting America, think again.
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Friday, August 9, 2013
We have a great show today. Barbara Henderson asks "Are You A Fundamentalist? I also have Alister Beggs with a great sermon "Mortifying The Flesh & Building Hedges Against Sexual Sin."
This week I also produced PZ Radio's In Depth Series - Interview with John Price - Author of "The End of America" I give you a good 30 minute sneak peek into this three hour interview in this show.
Folks, I am offering the three hour interview, a 70+ Page Bible Study Guide and John's article "Flee" and all I am asking for is a $5.00 gift. If you feel led to donate $15, $20, $50 to help our efforts here it would be a huge blessing. PZ Radio is really making headway and remain in the top five shows on Godcast100.com.
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Thursday, August 1, 2013
Folks, every time I listen to this sermon it convicts me causing me to take account of myself. More than ever we as Christians need to make sure we are serving Him in the best way possible.
Romans 12:1 says… I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. (KJV)
How many of us are not living a life holy and acceptable unto God?
How many of us are not giving our reasonable service to the Lord?
How many of us are allowing sin to rule us and are currently running from the Lord?
This a special PZ Radio Show and we are focusing on this great sermon by Paul Washer.
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Friday, July 26, 2013
This is a great show with a surprise at the end. We have Alister Beggs preaching on why "Half a Gospel is no Gospel at all as well as Paul Washer teaching on "The Gospel. The most terrifying truth of Scripture." Ray Gano teaches on Ephesians 6:10, The Armor of God and recounts an interesting story from his college days regarding armor and beating each other silly. Please take the time to download this PZ Radio show and share it with others. If you were to ever share a show, this is the one to share.
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I know that I do.
Just because someone is in the ministry does not make them some superman against sin.
I am going to let you in on a secret, I sin just like everyone else.
I hate it when I sin. It literally eats me up inside. I feel horrible and I want to make things right as fast as I can so that the pain does go away.
When I am in the act of sinning or sinned, I have even asked myself “ Why do I suck at being a Christian?”
I try, I mean I really try, but no matter what something happens and I just botch things up.
Want to know something else, one of the reasons is that we ALL have our “pet sins” that we like to indulge in.
It is that “swine” mentality that we still indulge in.
Well let me back up, I like how Paul called it… “a thorn in the flesh.”
Ever have a pet who got a thorn in their paw? Where we lived in Texas there were these massive thorn bushes and our dogs would sometimes get a thorn in the paw. You would notice them limping and we knew what was up.
By the time they get to you or you see them limping, the thorn has worn down and becomes flush with the flesh. What that does is makes it very hard to pull out. When that would happen we would have to use tweezers, clippers, a needle, etc to get to the thorn.
Even then, sometimes we could not get to the thorn and we would have to allow it to come out on its own.
That is the type of thorn that Paul is talking about. A thorn that is so deep it can’t be pulled out by one’s self. A thorn that is not going away and one you learn to live with till it disintegrates over time or a doctor takes out.
Lots of Thorns At First
When we first come to the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, we have a LOT of thorns that needed taking care of.
Some of these thorns Christ, the Great physician, takes care of and pulls out, others the Holy Spirit disintegrate and are slowly dissolved from the inside out.
When we are a new Christian in Christ these thorns are painful to us and we hate them. They prick at us and at times are very painful, constantly reminding us of the sins we have in our lives.
How do we combat that sin pain?
Until the thorn is removed or dissolved that thorn remains with us. That pet thorn sin keeps popping up over and over again.
It is how we live with that thorn that matters.
Some people hate the thorn (the sin) and they work hard not to do it. Avoidance is great and it helps. But doing this of our own flesh will work for just a short time.
Sooner or later that thorn is going to rub us and eventually we will entertain that sin again.
It is a freewill choice.
So why is it that I seem to be such a horrible Christian at times?
Because I choose to play in the thorns and not flee from them.
The Power to Flee From Sin
Over and over again God’s Word tells us to FLEE from sin.
Here are some examples…
But what often happens is that we fall short of the glory and usually botch things up even more.
Remember that saying “Pride cometh before the fall”?
Here is the scripture that it is taken from…
Seconds later after the battle with sin you then realize / find yourself wallowing in the sin. It almost always happens that way
You fall to sin.
Because you did not listen to God’s Word. You did not trust in what His Word said and did not obey His Word.
So what happened?
You fell to your sin / bunch of thorns and now you are feeling the pricks and pain from indulging in your sin.
See, when you play in the thorns, you’re always going to come out of it with some wounds and pain.
Some people learn and don’t go back to the thorns.
But others keep playing in the thorns and as they play more thorns stick inside them.
Children of the Thorns vs Children of God
Do you like playing in the thorns?
Do you find that after a while the pain of being pricked by the thorns thrills you and “feels good”?
This is what can happen to you if you do not learn to FLEE from the thorns.
But there is something else that you need to think about.
If you keep playing in the thorns, are you a Child of God or a Child of the Thorns?
See, if you are truly a child of God, you may like the thorns, but only for a season.
After a while the pain will start effecting the Holy Spirit that lives within you. When that happens, life becomes pretty miserable. The Holy Spirit will convict your heart for living in the sin / thorns that you are living in. He will make things more and more painful till you call out to Him and ask Him to get you out of the thorns / deliver you from the sin.
Now He does that only if you have the Holy Spirit living within you.
See, if you do not have the Holy Spirit living within you, then the pain of the thorns will be easy to overcome and after a while you will get used to it.
After a while you will actually like living in the thorns because it is “home” to you. The pain becomes pleasure and eventually you will become engulfed and entangled in the thorns so much that you yourself will never escape.
Because you DO NOT have the Holy Spirit living within you, you will never see this sort of life as the trap that it is.
You live just be an “existence” living in and among the thorns.
If this is you, you are a Child of The Thorns.
BUT, if you truly asked Christ in your heart, it was at that moment that you were indwelled with the Holy Spirit.
You became a new being and a changed person. A person that does not like living in the thorns and in fact after a while they can’t even live in the thorns.
It is Christ’s blood that “washes” all the thorns away and it is Him being the Great Physician who will over time remove the deeply embedded thorns.
But that is not all, it is the Holy Spirit that will also work from the inside out dissolving the thorns and healing you as well.
When you accept Christ and submit to Him as your only savior, you are made a new creature.
You might be drawn to the thorns from time to time, you may even become entangled.
But the difference between you and a Child of the Thorns (a non-Christian) is that but after a while you no longer wish to even go near the thorns and you grow to abhor / hate the thorns.
Why? Because they hurt and cause pain. Even when you are not in and among the thorns, the pain is still there where you might have been pricked or a thorn is deeply embedded.
As I mentioned, our cure for this is Jesus Christ.
We need do the following…
Why Do I Suck at Being a Christian?
Simple, we are not obeying God and submitting to the “swine” mentality that is in each and everyone of us.
By fleeing sin / thorns and chasing after a life of righteousness, godliness, faith, the pain of the thorns that are still with us will diminish.
Christ will remove those sins/ thorns over time and the Holy Spirit will dissolve the deeply embedded sins / thorns because we are His Children. He knows us because we have been changed into the new man. We are no longer the swine that like to live as Children of the Thorns. We are a new creature in Christ completely changed never to be changed back as the swine living among the thorns.
By fleeing sin we are not wounded by sin. But to ensure that we do not venture close to the sin / thorns, we need to be in His Word, be in prayer and in fellowship with God and His Son Jesus Christ.
This strengthens us and gives us the desire to NOT go among the thorns.
BUT the less we are in fellowship with Him, the more apt we are to venture into the thorns. It is the “Swine” in us that is attracted to the thorns. But it is the power of God working in our hearts that override that “swine” mentality.
What you need to ask yourself is this…” What am I drawn to?”
One day maybe sitting in a church or sitting with someone sharing the gospel with you, you made a “choice.” But were you truthful and sincere about that choice in living for God?
See there are a lot of “swine / Child of the Thorns” who claim to be a Child of God / Christian.
They “THINK” and say that they are saved, but when you really look at them, you realize that they are just another swine dressed up to look like a Christian.
Another name for these people are Christians In Name Only (C.I.N.O)
Are you one of these people? A swine dressed up to look like a Child of God /Christian?
Are you drawn to your old sin life?
Can you live among the thorns and it feels like home?
If you answered YES to any or all of these, odds are you are not truly saved.
Sure you may have raised your hand, checked a box on a card, said some simple little prayer, you may have even meant it at that moment.
But until you truly repent of your sins and ask God to make a change in your life, you will continue to live that swine life as a Child of the Thorns and not as a Child of God.
We who are true Christians were all at one time one of the swine living among the thorns.
The difference is that we came to the realization that we are lost. And being lost means that we will never be with the Father in heaven. In fact being lost means that we will burn in Hell of all eternity.
We came to a realization that we do not want that swine life. We do not want the thorns, we do not want to be forever separated from the Father. We want Him and we want Christ in our lives. We want to live a righteous life and please the Father as a Child of God.
If you are truly repentive and realize that you are lost and destined to an eternity in Hell, you can ask God to make that change in your life. You can become a Child of God (Christian) where you were once a Child of the Thorns (lost sinner).
Submit yourself to Him today. Make that choice that you do not want the thorns anymore.
Those of us who are His children are not perfect. There are times that we do “suck” at being a Christian, but what makes us different is that we have a loving Father who does care for us and wants the best for us. We blow it all the time, but God is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins and continue to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
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Come out of sin and become a new creation in Christ today.
By Ray Gano
Friday, July 19, 2013
In this show we have a lot going on. We have Barbara Henderson, Paul Washer and special guest Pastor Steven Anderson. In fact Pastor Anderson is really being bold and calling out all these FEMA Pastors who have prostituted themselves to save their 501c3 and agreed to preach the PC, bow to Caesar, sugar coated garbage.
The Watchman Ranks Are Thinning
The ranks on the wall are thinning. That is a fact.
There are not many of us left and not many stepping up.
On top of that God is calling home many of our "pillars of the faith. Grant Jeffery, Jack Kinsella, JR Church, Dave Hunt and the list goes on.
The day is quickly coming where there may only be a smattering of us left.
Tracye and I remain, trying to be that voice to the remnant and we will remain upon that wall as long as God will have us as His servants.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
I have been feeling the need to write a series of articles in these last days of the last days dealing with salvation, due to all the deception taking place in the world today.
To start things off, let me pose to you the situation that we are currently facing.
According to American Religious Identification Survey, 76.5% of America identifies with some form of Christianity in America. This study included Mormons and Jehovah’s Witness in among the title “Christian.” (1)
Now here is another study, one which I find very interesting by George Barna.
Barna Survey Examines Changes in Worldview Among Christians over the Past 13 Years
“For the purposes of the survey, a “biblical worldview” was defined as believing that absolute moral truth exists; the Bible is totally accurate in all of the principles it teaches; Satan is considered to be a real being or force, not merely symbolic; a person cannot earn their way into Heaven by trying to be good or do good works; Jesus Christ lived a sinless life on earth; and God is the all-knowing, all-powerful creator of the world who still rules the universe today. In the research, anyone who held all of those beliefs was said to have a biblical worldview.”
“The same questions were asked of respondents in national surveys by Barna in 1995, 2000 and 2005. The results indicate that the percentage of adults with a biblical worldview, as defined above, has remained unchanged for more than a decade. The numbers show that 7% had such a worldview in 1995, compared to 10% in 2000, 11% in 2005, and 9% now.” (2)
So my question is, how can you claim to be a Christian, when only 7% - 9% of America maintains a true biblical world view?
But here is a more interesting question, which percentage factor do you fall into; the 90% who do NOT hold to a biblical worldview or the 7%-9% who do?
Now to narrow this down even further, if you are part of the 7% -9% that maintains a biblical worldview, are you truly saved and how do you know / prove it?
The Strait Gate or The Wide Gate
I want to present to you some if not THE scariest verses to a Christian that there is in the bible. Folks, these verses should terrify you if you claim the title Christian.
The Profound facts are…
1. In Matthew 7 Christ was talking to and addressing professing believers and not the unbelievers as has been taught for the past 50 or so years.
2. That many who are claimed “Christian” and think they are believers, are in fact non-believers sold a lie and are destined to hell.
3. There are many wolves in sheep’s clothing deceiving and selling many the lie thus leading many to hell.
4. Nothing good at all comes from a false teacher… NOTHING.
5. Finally, it is not our acts / works / fruit that save us, it is our acts / works / fruit that prove we have been saved.
I am a person that stands on the fact that once a person is truly saved, they cannot loose their salvation. In other words I stand on the doctrine of Eternal Security.
Eternal Security is the idea that once a person is truly saved, he can never lose his salvation.
The primary verses I stand upon are the following…
I want to point back to Matthew 7:13-14
You see, we have been teaching about the gate since the day of Pentecost, but it seems that in the last 50 or so years, we have forgotten to teach about The Way, which is also spoken of by Christ.
If you remember, my first profound point that I made about Matthew 7 is that Christ is addressing the professing believer / Christian and NOT the unbeliever or heathen. We know that this is fact due to the context Christ was speaking.
Who else in the world’s religions truly call Jesus Christ “Lord Lord”? No one but a professing Christian. Not even the Mormons, who DO NOT admit to Jesus as THE LORD, but “a lord” and the same goes with many of the other cults out there that claim connections to Christianity.
It is only the professing believer, as we read in context that Christ was addressing and talking about and who addresses Him as LORD.
So when we read in verse 13 about the Wide Gate and the Broadway, it is professing “Christians” who have entered that Wide Gate and are walking that Broadway.
But there is more. We learn in reading Matthew 7 about false teachers and how we are called to judge them by their fruit, but in reading, we see that we are judged by our fruit also.
How Do We Know People Are Christians?
We know by the fact that they are walking upon the narrow way as Christ clearly teaches. It is by our fruit that we are producing. If we are walking upon the narrow way, we will produce fruit according to that path.
Another point, is that if you are truly born again the World will hate your fruit, but if you are a “Christiain In Name Only (C.I.N.O) then the world will love the fruit you are producing.
Examples of the Religious World Fruit…
- Fighting against Global Warming
- Fighting for equal rights for homosexuals (Sodomites) and Gay Marriage.
- Fighting for pluralism in the religious world.
- The end justifies the means.
- All roads lead to Heaven.
Where we learn in scripture that the world loves it’s own and the love of the father is not in that person.
- Obeying God’s Word and a thirst to learn the deeper things of God.
- Living a Holy and acceptable Life pleasing unto God
- Our love for the brethren, delight in church and fellowship
- Our desire not to sin and a life of continued repentance
- Judging all through the lens of God’s Word and not of the World.
To the world, those things above seem foolish and to the person walking the Broadway, these things seem impossible. You see we can not achieve those things listed unless we have the Holy Sprit working in our lives and the power of the Lord giving us His strength to do so on a daily basis.
The sad thing is that many believe we are on the Narrow Way, but we often forget the most terrifying part that Christ speaks of about this… FEW THERE BE THAT FIND IT.
How Do We Know That We Are Walking Upon The Narrow Way?
I am addressing The Way.
See there is a true salvation and a false salvation. Christ calls it the Wide Gate & Broad way the false salvation vs. the Strait Gate & Narrow Way which is the true salvation.
“For wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction and many there be which go in thereat.”
If you have chosen the false Christ – the wide gate – and you are walking upon the broad ways, you are leading a life destined to destruction believing you are one of God’s children, when in fact you have been lied to and believing a deception.
How do we know we are on The Narrow Way? We know because our life reflects a life growing more and more in Christ. We live a life where we have presented our bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, not only in our public life, but our private life as well. We have not conformed to this world: but we were transformed by the renewing of our mind, that we may prove what is good, and acceptable, and the perfect will of God.
Let’s read what Romans 12:1-2 states…
Let me be very clear here; I am also not talking being saved by works here either. One cannot be saved by works, and in fact if someone tells you can get to heaven from works, run away from them as fast as you can. It is only through the shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ which we are saved.
For Christ said…
Living as a Changed Man or Living as a Filthy Pig?
Charles Spurgeon stated the following…
The pig is released, which side is he going to run to?
To the slop side of course!
Because he is a pig and that is all that pigs know.
Now imagine if you will that we were able to change that pig into a man, all the while he is eating the slop. What will happen?
The odds are that he will lift up his head and look around at his environment and then spit out the slop he was feeding upon when he was a pig.
Because he is no longer a pig that is able to feed upon slop, but a man needing a form of food to give him nutrition so that he might live.
This man is now a new creature and is no longer a pig.
Now from time to time he may even have pig thoughts about the wonderful slop he once ate when he was a pig. He may even go to the slop bucket from time to time, smell it, look at it. But the moment he feeds upon it what will happen? He will spit it out because he is no longer a pig but a man. Even if he as a man he forces himself to eat the slop, which men are able to do, it will eventually cause him to vomit it all up and make him sick possibly unto death because his body no longer accepts slop because he is a new creature.Now if one thinks he is a man and can still stomach the slop day in and day out, what makes him think he was changed into a new creature in the first place? If he is feeding upon the slop of the world and does not get sick to his stomach, maybe he was never changed into new creature in the first place and to this day remains a pig.
When we entertain the sin, and all of us do from time to time, it makes us sick with guilt and shame because it is the Holy Spirit working in our lives chastening us from the inside out because God loves us as His children. Scripture says that God chastens His own.
…That my friend is part of walking The Narrow Way.
The man can not be changed back into a pig no matter what. He is now a new creature and that change can never be reversed. He will be that way forever, a new creature.
Now what you need to fear is if you are living a double life and living in sin; AND… God isn’t chastising you.
You may ask, how do you know God is chastening you? Oh believe me you will know. Your life will be absolutely miserable, that is until you repent and get back on the narrow path.
But more importantly, you as one of His children KNOWS that you are called to repent and a refusal to do so is rebellion unto the Lord. Your own heart, soul and mind call you to repent, but you may choose to still run.
Friend; God will let you run, but for only a short distance, then he will chastise you, bringing you to your knees and bringing you back as His own.
If you do not have God working and changing and chastening you in your life and you are claiming to be a Christian, you need to rethink your salvation and ask if you are truly saved in the first place.
There is no such thing as a Carnal Christian living long periods in the world. In fact there is no such thing as a “carnal Christian” in the first place. Either you are saved (a new creature) or you are not ( a filthy pig)
If you are, you are not saved. God does not let you run very long if you are one of His and if you are one of His, you know this for a fact because you yourself have experienced exactly what I am stating and you know it is true.
If your ways are not His ways and you do not feel God’s Hand chastening your life, odds are that you are not born again and are just one of those who checked of a box, raised a hand and that is about all. You are one who has walked throw the Wide Gate and is upon the Broadway bound for hell.
You have no fruit showing that your life has been changed by Christ. Instead your life reflects that of the world and a love for the world. It is the worldly music you listen to, the sex driven TV shows you watch the things of the world you indulge in. They are not the ways of the Lord, but the ways of the world. In fact you are like the many, indulging in the world, your sin, the flesh and walking upon the broad way which leads to hell and your fruit show it.
How Do I Know That I Am Truly Saved And Walking Upon The Narrow Way?
First John lists ways we can know that we are one of God’s elect…
(1) If we keep His commandments
Christ said the following…
What Did Christ Tell Us?
Do you love the Lord with all your heart, soul and mind? Do you obey His commandments? When someone looks at you, do they see the world or do they see someone who reflects a life of Christ?
OR… do you make excuses and tell half truths about yourself.
Folks, a half truth is a full lie and you are not fooling anyone, but more than that, God knows and you are not fooling Him either.
Folks, if you are not saved, it is true that you can fake a lot of this. But as we have seen by many of the false teachers out there, it is only for a season and sooner or later they fall and their true secret lives are reveled. What do you do when you are alone and no one is watching? What are your private pet sins that you indulge in and truly enjoy? What “Christian” masks do you wear, fooling those around you and even yourself?
But more importantly, you need to sit yourself down right here and right now and really examine yourself.
Who Do You Serve?
Jesus stated the following…
If you claim the title of “Christian” then take account of yourself this day. Many claim the title, but we read in God’s Word that the title does not get you into heaven.
If you are not 110% sure, then take account of yourself, your very life depends upon it.
By Ray Gano
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Friday, July 12, 2013
This is a Special PZ Radio Show - I have Barbara Henderson who lives in the North West US. Then we have Andrew Drapper of Bible-matters.com out of England and then myself down here in Costa Rica. This was a GREAT show and some great information that we all shared.
HEY... Janet Napolitano just up and quit the job AND there is a rumor that the current admin is wanting to change the 22 amendment. Yes... very interesting things going on.
I also ask people, Are We "The Final Generation???" We serve a God of logic and reasoning. To confirm that all we need to do is look at His creation. If we serve a God of logic and reason, then why do so many of us believe in things that almost equate to being a fairytale and worse, given no critical thought at all?
This and more in this show... REMEMBER -- You're Listening To PZ Radio - Radio For The Remnant!
Friday, July 5, 2013
In this show I talk about how our day goes and starting an afternoon bible study / time of fellowship for the English speaking expats in Costa Rica.
We have Barbara Henderson discussing the "Christian World View" and Paul Washer talking about "the need for repentance."
Ray Gano discusses the topic " How Do You Know You Are Saved?" There are many people out there that think they are saved, but when you look at what scripture says, people may need to think again.
Act 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
This is a good show to really nail down are you saved or not.
Remember, You're Listening To PZ Radio -- Radio For The Remnant.
Even though so many say it, He is not standing at a door knocking.
What He wants is for us to repent and come to Him.
I know that what I am saying is causing people’s hackles to raise, but it is the truth.
It is a change of mind. We were going one way and now we have turned a full 180 degrees in the opposite direction.
Repentance is not knowing you are a sinner. Repentance is where God opens your eyes to the fact that the littlest of sin breaks you, and breaks your heart. Repentance is the realization that one single sin separates us from a Holy and Just God. Repentance through the Holy Spirit’s conviction makes your sin real, you are disgusted.
It is repentance that causes you to make a choice.
It is through conviction and repentance that God presses upon our hearts that we are sinners. He causes us to wake up and realize that we are lost and we are going to hell.
We are all sinners and there is nothing that we can do to change that.
In today's sugar coated churches what is being preached today is not the gospel.
Salvation is not sitting in church on Sunday mornings.
Salvation is not checking some boxes on a 3x5 card.
Salvation is not raising your hand when the pastor asks.
Salvation is not saying some mantra prayer.
Now can all these lead to salvation?
Yes they can. But what these things really lead to is repentance which then leads to salvation.
Here is the scary thing, if you have only checked a card, raised a hand, repeated some mantra, odds are you are not saved.
Sure you go to church, live a good life, and say all the right things.
But until you have come the point where you realize that you are a sinner who is completely lost, you will continue to be lost.
It is only when you come to the realization that you are a sinner in need of a savior. That point where you realize you are truly lost. It is only at that time that you can then ask God to forgive you of your sins and cleanse you from all unrighteousness.
There is nothing that you can do, no good works, nothing. There is not one good work that will get you into heaven.
There is only one thing.
The only thing that you are able to do is seek God's forgiveness and believing upon Jesus Christ to forgive us of our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
See, before you can be saved you need to realize that you are lost and until you come that realization, you will continue to be lost.
Here is God's promise to us.
It is the Holy Spirit that illuminates our sins to us. It is at that moment that we have the free will to either accept that we are sinners and have remorse over that and repent...
Or we ignore the Holy Spirits convicting voice and harden our hearts till the next time.
That is if there is a next time.
If one continues in their sin, we harden our hearts. It gets harder and harder to hear the Holy Spirits convicting voice.
But here is a fact. Sooner or later the Holy Spirit will stop convicting us and then He will turn us over to a reprobate mind.
In scripture it states...
To believe as spoken of in John 3:16 is to fully trust in God. A belief and trust that your very life depends upon it.
Scripture tells us that even the devils believe. In fact do you know that the devils are more pious than us? Yes it is true. They KNOW God and BELIEVE. So much so that they even tremble with respect.
How many of us tremble with respect?
The seventh chapter of Matthew is the most terrifying chapter in scripture, at least in my opinion.
What many people do not realize is that in chapter seven of Matthew, Christ is talking to us, the believer, the Christian. It is a chapter that warns us to not buy into the easy-beliefism that is taught today.
We Christians are the only ones who call Christ Lord.
“We have done this in your name and have done that in your name.”
In the following verse the Galatians are talking to Paul about what they have done.
PAUL – Yea, so what.”
THEM – “ Well Paul, I am UNcircumcised’
PAUL – “Yea so what, that does not get you into heaven”
Get what Paul is saying?
US – “hey we go to church -- we have been baptized – we have raised our hand – we have checked a 3x5 card.”
CHRIST – “I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
It is only by grace thru faith. The very act of believing in Him, your life for Him, your all, your faith, your trust, your very being.
You want to understand what it means to really believe?
Here is the definition…
It is the faith and understanding that you alone can do nothing to get to heaven, it is only through Jesus Christ who paid the price that you will one day be able to be with our heavenly father.
Belief is not the sugar coated “believing” that is preached today.
It is waking up at 3:00 AM in the morning, in a cold sweat realizing that we are all filthy sinners and that all of us fall short of the Glory of God.
It is a belief where you cry out to God and ask, no almost beg because you are so convicted to forgive you of the sins you have committed in light of all that Christ did for you by dying on that cross.
You beg for forgiveness and that He become your savior.
It is at that time that we truly believe, it is at that time we submit our all and say “my life for you God.”
It is at that time that you really understand.
See, we all walk around saying that we are Christians and know Christ.
But in reality that is not the important thing.
What is important is that Christ knows us.
For example, we may all say we know the president. But if we showed up on the front lawn heading into the white house the secret service would tackle us to the ground and take us away.
All this time we are screaming “I know the president! – I know the president!”
It does not matter.
Now, if the president came out of the white house and pointed to you and called you by name, then the secret service would let you be, because he, the president, knows you.
It is the same way being a Christian.
This is why it does not matter what we do, it will not get us into heaven.
What matters is who we know, or better yet, who knows us.
It is at the moment of our salvation that God does a literal miracle in our lives. He recreates us into a new being.
So if we are not truly saved, we are not that new creature.
Just Another Carnal Christian – You Will Know Them By Their Fruits
If you are a new creation, then God will be working in your life changing you from the inside out. Sometime this change is fast, sometimes slow, but we are always changing. What is taking place is that our old fleshly selves are being changed more into the likeness of Christ.
When we are saved / born again we are instantly created a new. This is how Christ knows us.
See if we are not saved, Christ will not know us.
So how do we know we are saved?
Scripture tells us the following…
Now do we who are saved still sin?
Yea sure we still sin, in fact we sin the moment we wake up till we sleep and even when we sleep we may be having not so good dreams.
So the big question is this, “How do we know we are saved?”
PZ Insider Pastor Mark Thomas told me the following…
Me, I hate it. Just sitting here writing this causes conviction over things I have done. I hate that all I seem to do is sin. If it isn’t one thing, it is another. An angry or impure thought, a slip of the tongue, an unchristian gesture, a sinful gaze.
I understand when Paul calls himself the chief of all sinners. I am in line right behind him.
I try and try and try, but no matter what I fall from grace. It is a battle that we fight and will continue to fight till the day we are with Him.
But it is His grace that is sufficient for me. It is His loving forgiveness knowing that I will mess up. It is His understanding that I am trying and it is my hope that when the day comes I hear Him say “Enter my kingdom my good and faithful servant.”
I hate that I sin and here I am in the ministry, shouldn’t I be more “holy” or something?
Living a right life in the last days is a minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day, week by week, month by month journey.
Those of us who are called His children, we need to continue to fight the good fight. Keep pushing forward. Never stop walking up hill, never stop rowing against the current. To stop is to understand that we start slipping backwards towards the world and further from Him.
Do you want to see an example of good fruit? Here is something that a friend send me from a pastor in Zimbabwe…
How many of us display this sort of fruit?
How many of us burn with this sort of zeal?
Are we one of His?
Will He know us?
Are You One of His?
If Christ came back today, would He know you?
Have you truly believed in Him?
Have you come to a point in your life where the realization of your sin disgusts you and you know that there is nothing that you can do to get to heaven?
Have you come to a point of conviction and turned to Christ asking for real forgiveness?
Would you truly lay down your life, paying the ultimate price, before you renounced Christ?
If you answered NO to any of these, you need to do a check-up from the neck up.
There is a chance that you are not born again and a new creature in Christ.
I know that I would you rather live in a cardboard box and give up everything instead of going back to that old sinful life I once lived.
I look back at what I was and there are times a pit grows in my stomach and I can’t believe the things that I did before I truly committed my life to Him.
If you are not sure that you are one of His, you need to ask the Holy Spirit to do a work in your life. You need to ask forgiveness and repent, believing and trusting in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Before you can be saved, you need to realize that you are first lost.
That lost means that you are going to hell and forever be apart from our loving Father. Hell is the absolute separation from God. But on top of that we will burn for all eternity, never having peace, never having joy. It will be utter misery, pain, suffering and the ultimate in being alone.
That is what will be your destination if you are not saved.
Are you saved?
Christ COMMANDS us to repent so that we can be saved.
You thought you prayed a prayer, maybe you raised your hand in church, checked a 3x5 card.
You thought that you were born again.
You bought into easy beliefs which is NOT scriptural no matter what you think or what you may have been told.
If you call yourself Christian and want more, stop right now and give your all to Him. Ask Him to forgive you and cleanse you of all your sins. Submit to Him and ask Him to be your Lord and Savior.
If you honestly believed in Him, you are now a new creation, God will start changing you daily. Walk away from the things of the world and start living your life for Him.
If I can help answer any questions you may have, please feel free to contact me, my wife and I are here to serve.
By Ray Gano