The Legacy of Nicodemus
By Chris G. Bennett
Warning for the Shepherds and the Church
Late last night, just as we were going to bed — it was after midnight, The LORD stopped me and had me note down the story behind this post.
He took me to the story of Nicodemus. Then He reminded me of something a pastor of ours related once upon a long time ago.
More of that later — Nicodemus first. This is about the legacy
he left for us through this story.
Let’s remind ourselves just who Nicodemus was:
“There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a
ruler of the Jews.
This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.”
and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born 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 3:1-5.
LORD then reminded me of our old pastors story. He went to an old, well established main stream church as guest preacher.
Everything went well — he was a very well known worship leader in Pentecostal
circles, and had many wonderful testimony stories.
This was at a non-Pentecostal Church, but his sermon went down really well, everyone smiling. He did the expected thing at close of Service and went to
the door to shake the many hands that wanted to greet him.
He got talking to one very elderly couple, pillars of the Church for many decades. He asked them, “So, how long have you been saved?”
(A good old Pentecostal question)
Fully expecting seventy or more years as the answer. Their answer shocked him — “What do you mean, ‘saved’? We’ve been part of this Church
all our lives, some ninety years, and no-one has ever asked us that! Whatever do you mean — ‘saved’?”
He made a point of asking one or two more the same question — same response
— “What’s ‘saved’?”
The LORD brought me back to today. He said, “Just as with Nicodemus, there are many, many in My church, who are headed for hell because they
are not saved, they’ve never been born again!”
As I digested this, The LORD went on, “My Word is true — unless one is born (again) of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter The Kingdom
“But now watch! I AM about to move in every denomination, among those who have never been born again, and I will bring many thousands, even millions, to rebirth — to birth ‘of
water and my spirit’!
There are many who have been faithful members of My Church for years, who have never heard The Full Gospel Message and have never been born again!”
The LORD continued, “There are so many main stream denominations that no longer preach the Gospel, who never give an Altar Call, who do not teach about My Spirit, upon whom I AM about to move in the power of My Spirit, who shall see great
renewal and revival.
I hold the shepherds responsible for this, and I hold the seminaries responsible for failing the shepherds.
Woe to those who
have failed My Flock, My Word is clear how I will judge The Church first — starting with the shepherds and those who taught them!
But the Harvest in the main denominations shall be great. There is
still a very small amount of time for repentance — whoever will listen and heed My Warning.
Saying you did not know is not an excuse — My Word is very clear on this.
Repent now — for I AM about to move and many could still be left behind!” says The LORD God Almighty!
By Chris G. Bennett
This is for All people in the whole world
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King James Version (KJV)
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Scripture Prayers of Salvation
Pray the following out
John 3:16 … Thank You Lord for loving me so much that You gave Your one and only Son, that when I believe in Him I will not perish but have eternal life. I believe
in Jesus with my heart and I ask you to forgive me of all my sins. I renounce satan and all his works and ways, I choose the truth and disavow satan and all his lies. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord.
Romans 10:9-10 … Thank You Lord that when I confess with my mouth Jesus as Lord, and believes in my heart that God raised Him from the dead, I will be saved. I believe in my heart and accept You as Lord. I ask this in the name
of Jesus Christ my Lord.
Isaiah 45:8, 2 Tim 2:10 … Thank You Lord that salvation will spring up within my heart, that I may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus,
with eternal glory. In the name of Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 3:18 … Thank You Lord that I may grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In the name
of Jesus Christ.
Psalm 19:10 … Thank You Lord that I may grow to find Your Word more precious than much pure gold and sweeter than honey from the comb. In the name of Jesus
Psalm 42:1-2 … Thank You Lord that You will create within me a hunger, a longing, for You and Your will. Set my heart flames a fire in love with you. Reveal yourself
to me. Make me to love you as you love me. In the name of Jesus Christ.
Dear Jesus . . .
Dear Jesus (Yeshua):
All that I am is Yours. I surrender to You
now. All that I have is Yours. I ask You to forgive me of all my sins against you! Please wash them away with the blood that You shed for me at the cross! Nail my sin and selfishness to the cross! I repent Lord! Create in me a clean heart oh God, and renew
the right spirit within me! Cast me NOT away from thy presence and take NOT thy Holy Spirit from me! Forgive me of all my sins! I want to be covered and protected! I want to go to heaven instead of hell! I believe and speak with my mouth that You died for
my sins at the cross at Calvary, and was buried. I believe that You took my sins to hell and rose from the dead on the third day. I believe that You now sit at the right hand of my Father in Heaven. I believe that You alone are the Savior of the world! I believe
that You are my Savior! You are the one and only true Messiah! I renounce satan and all his works and ways! I choose the “truth” and disavow satan and all his lies! I make You my Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ (Yahshua HaMashiach)!
This is something that only You can do, so take my heart and cleanse it of all unrighteousness! Purify me and don't stop till I go to heaven to live with You forever! You are
faithful! I give You my heart, mind, body, spirit and soul! All that I have is yours! Come into my heart and live within me! I want to reflect your Spirit! I want to be like You! I was made in your image! Here I am . . . I surrender my life to You! Fill me
with Your Spirit! Lead and guide and direct my path! I ask You for your grace to be an overcomer and finish the race You have called me to run! Thank You for Your lovingkindness! Thank You for drawing me close to You! Thank You Father God! In the name
above all names I pray, Yeshua (Jesus)! Amen!
1 Thess 4:14
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also
which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
16 For God so loved the world, that he
gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.