Are you just saved or are you considered for sainthood?
Dear Heavenly Father,  Most High, Teach us how to pray. Teach us the truth in all things so we can get out of the deceptions. We want to learn from You, not man. Father give us discernment so we can know what is of You and what isn't. Help us to learn who you are. Reveal Yourself to us  and transform us so we can become more like you.
Thank you Father, we love you. We praise your Name and seek to serve You and only You.
In Yahshuah's Name, Amen."

I believe that human beings are eternal creatures. That we have a spirit that will exist forever. Each person's eternal 
destiny depends on what he believes and how he lives his life on this earth, now, before he dies. Just as I teach in the parachute, after death there is no changing travel plans. If your spirit goes to hell, it may well stay in hell for eternity.
There is no absolute definition of what Jesus means in Mathew 25:46,  when he tells us in the same sentence, that the righteous will have life eternal and if you donít choose that door your other option is everlasting punishment; 
ď And these shall go away into everlasting punishment; but the righteous into life eternal.Ē The question becomes: will 
hell be a permanent annihilation as some interpret Rev 20:14 to say or will it really be everlasting punishing torment for eternity????  Do you want to wait until you die to find out? The parachutes are free and hell is real. 

One of the strongest reasons for a Christian to believe in hell  is that Jesus Himself believed in it, and taught about it strongly, clearly, and frequently. Jesus Himself talks about Hell over 70 of the 162 times it is mentioned in the New Testament. And he isn;t referring to just  "in the ground".  Look at Mark 9:43-49
43) And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go to hell, 
to the unquenchable fire. 45) And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame than with 
two feet to be thrown into hell. 47) And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom 
of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell, 48) where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched. 49)  That's some serious warning. Cutting off a hand or a foot or plucking out an eye is serious punishment 
but according to Jesus is nothing compared to what you will suffer if you allow yourself to go to hell.
From  those who have been to hell and have returned to tell about it, hell is a place of constant agony, unbearable heat, great stench, darkness, and ugly demons of all shapes and sizes whose job it is to torment the occupants. Hell is set aside for all of those who reject Jesus Christ.

There are only three eternal destinies, one for each of the  three distinct categories of men: 1) the unrighteous, 
unjust and filthy; 2) the saved or righteous; and 3) the Holy.

One of the concepts Irina and I have always struggled with is the difference between just being saved and being 
Christ's bride, a saved saint - a Holy one - to live in the kingdom of heaven.   All saved people will NOT be going to the Kingdom of Heaven in the sky.  The Holy ones go to the kingdom of heaven at death, the righteous don't go to hell but will inhabit the new earth when heaven is brought down to earth and will be ruled over by the saints. In John 6:47 Jesus says   ďVerily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth on me hath everlasting life.Ē It is not easy to explain to someone that although our works will not get us to heaven; if we do not show good works by our thoughts, actions, words, and deeds; it simply proves we lack the belief that we have been saved.  James 2:17 says "In the same way, faith by itself, if not accompanied by action; is dead".  Mathew 7:21 is pretty explicit ," Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven."  Whoever 
has the faith can't help but show it by his/her actions.  Logically, eternal salvation is provided for man solely by God's 
grace through the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ. Man is saved through faith alone in Christ alone, independent of his works, but good works are a necessary result of true faith;  like doing the rest and worship thing on Sabbath, keeping the ten commandments as well as you can, treating your fellow man with respect , helping him whenever you can, forgiving his faults against you, in fact having NO forgiveness issues, witnessing your faith to others, and being baptized by full immersion are all part of being born again.   We'll talk about being born of the spirit in a few more minutes. 

Mathew 13 covers the parable of the wheat and the tares. When Jesus comes for us He separates the wheat from the tares and burns the tares; in other words, causes the first death to the unrighteous, the filthy.  But is all the wheat of the same bundle becomes the question?  The wheat in this parable describes the Holy ones, the saints.  In the wedding feast of  Mathew 22 there are five groups of people spoken of.  The King who held the feast, (God), his son who was the groom (Jesus) the bride (the saints who believed in the salvation of Jesus and did the will of the Father per Mathew 7:21- the Holy ones),  the guests who wore white garments (these are the righteous who may have believed in Jesus but did not do the will of the Father, and those people who never knew Jesus but did what was right according to their society), and finally the one's who came without wedding garments and were cast out into the streets; the unrighteous, the filthy, those people that thought they could get to heaven without Jesus on their own. We can't get to heaven on our own. We need the parachute of Jesus. Do you want to settle for just not going to hell as a guest?  Or do you want to enjoy the privileges and splendor of Heaven as a saint, a Holy one?  You choose your destiny by how you live your life on earth before you die. 

 Because of man's sin, going back to the original sin of Adam and Eve, he is under the sentence of death, but this 
death is not eternal. There is a day appointed when all who have died as a guest depicted in Mathew 22 will be raised 
and will face their Creator to be judged according to their deeds. Only the saints, the bride, the holy ones, will escape 
this judgment.

Those who reject the true gospel after hearing it and those who lived in such a way as to ruin other people's lives 
to satisfy their own cravings, will be judged worthy of a second and eternal death in what the Bible calls the Lake of 
Fire. These are the unrighteous, the Unjust and the Filthy. It includes the liars, and thieves, and fornicators, and adulterers, and murderers.  And again, the question becomes; will this be a permanent annihilation as some interpret Rev 20:14 to say or will it really be everlasting punishing torment for eternity????  If you believe as I do that your spirit is eternal and cannot die, ever, the issue becomes pretty serious. Do you want to wait  until you die to find out? The parachutes are 
free and hell is real, it exists today, it has occupants under torment today, it takes on new occupants every day. 

Did you know  that if you do not belong to Jesus Christ you belong to Satan, by default? You don't have to be a card carrying Satanist to serve Satan. You don't have to be a murderer, drunkard or drug addict, either. But youíve already broken all of Godís ten commandments and all you have to do is ignore Jesus Christ; or fail to have a relationship with 
Him and call upon Him to be your savior.  He isnít big on lip service.  If you don't have Jesus in your life and in your heart today, you are deceived and hell bound--you are a child of hell, a child of the devil. 

Others, who never had the opportunity to hear the true gospel and yet consistently lived according to the dictates of 
their conscience will not be found worthy of a second death. These, the Righteous, will have paid for their sins by their 
first death, and will enjoy a second life in an eternal kingdom on the new earth under the rulership of our Messiah and 
His faithful followers, who are the Holy.

And there are others who may well have committed deeds worthy of the second death, but were convicted of their 
sinful condition by the Holy Spirit and received faith and changed their lives when they heard the Good News of 
Yahshua, the Son of God.   They obeyed the gospel  with the result that their sins were paid for by Messiah's 
death on the cross on their behalf. Thus they no longer lived for themselves, but for Him, and as His bondservants, 
they share His eternal destiny ó to rule and reign over the Righteous in the nations of the eternal age.

Many churches teach that man is comprised of body and soul. And the word soul is to mean ďa living personĒ, not a personís spirit. They donít teach that man has a spirit. I believe that teaching is wrong. It is one reason you never see healings or miracles in those churches.

Genesis 2:7 says: And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. There is one passage where breathe of life means soul.

But the Bible has many more passages in which spirit is differentiated from soul. In John 3, Nicodemus comes to Jesus 
at night to converse with Him about His miracles. Nicodemus knows thereís a power going on he is not a part of.

John 3:5-7 Ė Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit [pneuma] he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit [pneuma] is spirit [pneuma]. Do not be amazed that I said to you, ĎYou must be born again.í"

Nicodemus couldnít understand what he meant by that. Jesus was speaking of something beyond soul and breathe of life.

I am firmly convinced that we are made up of body, soul, and spirit - a trichotomy; just as God is a trinity of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Our body is only elements of the earth. Dust to dust. Our soul is not our spirit and our spirit is not just our breathe of life.  

Our soul is our mind with which we think, our psyche, our emotions with which we act or respond, our will with which we decide - it constitutes our personality, our individual self. The soul communicates with the body to tell the body how to move and what to do.  But our spirit communicates with our soul to tell it what is right and what is wrong. It is our spirit that is capable of communicating with God.

John 4:24 says God is spirit and those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.

Jesus , God's son, came to earth in human carnate form, but God the Father has no earthly form, He is spirit only. When the Bible says we are made in the image of God, it is not bodily form it is talking about, it is in spirit. It is why we need to be born again, so the spirit that is in us that is dead at birth from Adam and Eve's sin, can become alive again so we can commune with God. We can only commune with God in spirit since God is spirit.

If we explain the Bible in its most basic meaning, it is this: man sinned and experienced spiritual death. Since then we have all been born dead in our sins, separated from God, and in need of a Savior. Jesus paid the price for our sin with his crucifixion and death on the cross and offers us life and a relationship with God. When we come to faith, our dead spirit is regenerated and is now able to commune with Godís Spirit. Our dead spirit is born again of the Spirit, and we have eternal life as a present possession. The new birth is not merely a metaphor; it is the essence of salvation and is central to the Gospel message. If we interpret our spirit to be mere "breath", we have destroyed the reality of a new birth and spiritual life. To say that our "breath" is born again is contrary to what the Bible teaches and is destructive to our understanding of what it means to be saved.

Get it right folks Ė Godís love has not dispelled Godís mercy and grace! The epitome of Godís love is ĖHis mercy and grace through the blood of Christ toward all believing, repentant, confessing, immersed sinners who have fallen short of His glory! And as harsh as it may sound, the truth is Ė the destiny of the born-again sinner is heaven and the destiny of sinners who are not born-again is hell, Matthew 7:13-14!

Jesus performed miracles because Godís Holy Spirit was inside of Him.
It was God performing the healings and the resurrections and the casting out of demons through the holy spirit that was indwelt in Jesus. WE can have that same power.

When Jesus left his disciples and ascended into heaven He told them he would send them a replacement, a helper. 
John 14:16-18 says
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit 
of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

Shortly after Jesus ascended into heaven on about the fiftieth day after passover, the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles including a group of about 120 people and began the process of revealing his plan of salvation for mankind. 
This event is kept as a celebration yet today as one of Godís Holy Annual Feast Days called Pentecost. This event changed their lives and it changed our lives. Our power, according to Mark 16:18, to heal the sick, and cast out demons, and resurrect the dead comes from this comforter, the Holy Spirit.
 

Did you know dead people are resurrected and given new life by Jesus today? Google search Apostle David Hogan ministries. He has established several hundred churches and one of the requirements for a person to pastor one of those churches is that he had to have done a resurrection. Jesus has done many resurrections of dead people through Apostle David Hogan. I have witnessed many healings here in Jesus name where I live in Mexico. The group I work with, FireMexico.org does healings here, with many documentations. I have seen the blind given their site back, I have seen cancer tumors be removed, I have seen kidney stones be removed, I have seen backs healed, I have seen a paraplegic get up out of his wheelchair, I have seen a parkinson's disease man who could hardly move along with his walker give up his walker and walk around. I have seen some amazing things here. It is all done by Jesus through the holy spirit. God is pouring out His spirit today in revival healings all over the world to bring people to Jesus and get them saved. I will be teaching Pastor Enock how to heal as I learn how to heal. Besides having faith, it is a subject that requires knowledge.

From the beginning God intended that man's spirit, indwelt by the Holy Spirit, should control manís being through the soul. Whenever the holy spirit instructs us concerning God's will, he does so through our spirit. This instruction is passed to the soul, our mind, which in turns instructs the body to obey the command. 

According to God's design, the human spirit is the highest and most important part of man's constitution. We can only have an intimate relationship with God  through our spirit. Affiliations that only teach body and soul, and soul as breathe of life, leave out the possibility of true fellowship with God, which has to come through our human spirit. The Bible says in Ecclesiastises 12:7 that the believer's spirit goes to be with the Lord at death.  The unbeliever's spirit is dead to God and the things of God because it is separated from the life of God and God's spirit;  Ephesians 4:18 and Ephesians 2: 1-3.  When a person is saved, he is born again from above by God's Holy Spirit, John 3:1-8   By this experience the believer's spirit becomes alive to God and the things of God because God's spirit now indwells his spirit in us.  According to  Numbers 16:22 and Hebrews 12:9, God, being spirit, created the human spirit  so there could be fellowship between God and man.  Spirit can only fellowship and communicate with spirit. This fact is the foundation for Jesus' statement in John 4: 23-24, that the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth.

And it goes deeper than that. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit is God the Holy Spirit taking up permanent residence in our lives (John 14:17; Romans 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; 1 John 4:4). The sealing of the Holy Spirit is God marking us as His permanent possession (Ephesians 1:13-14). Baptism in the Holy Spirit is related to these but at the same time, it is separate from them. John the Baptist tells us that Jesus would come to baptize in the spirit and fire. In Acts 1:5 Jesus tells us that John baptized with water, and that was for salvation, to be saved from the fires of hell.   But baptism with the holy spirit would be forthcoming.  That event occurred shortly following His ascension which we call Pentecost.

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit places a believer into permanent union with Christ and with other believers in the Body of Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:13 and Romans 6:1-4 are the central passages in the Bible where we find this doctrine). 1 Corinthians 12:13 states, "For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body-whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free-and we were all given the one Spirit to drink."

Baptism in the Holy Spirit does two things. First, it identifies us spiritually with the death and resurrection of Christ, uniting us with Him. Secondly, baptism in the Holy Spirit joins us to the body of Christ, and identifies us as united with other believers. Baptism in the Holy Spirit means we are risen with Him to newness of life (Romans 6:4), and that we should exercise our spiritual gifts to keep the body of Christ functioning properly as stated in 1 Corinthians 12:13. Experiencing baptism in the Holy Spirit serves as an element to keep unity of the church (Ephesians 4:5). Being identified with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection-through baptism in the Holy Spirit-establishes the basis for realizing our separation from the power of indwelling sin and our walk in newness of life (Romans 6:1-10, Colossians 2:12). 

How do you get baptised in the holy spirit? To receive the Holy Spirit, just ask then obey the Holy Spiritís leading. 
Luke 11:13,  "And if even sinful persons like yourselves give children what they need, donít you realize that your heavenly Father will do at least as much, and give the Holy Spirit to those who ask for Him?" Acts 5:32,NIV says, "We are witnesses of these things and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey Him."

There are nine gifts of the holy spirit covered in 1Corinthians 12:8-10 ; the gifts of wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, working of miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, speaking in tongues, and interpretation of tongues. People do not normally receive all nine gifts, but each person will be given several.  Just because you do not have the gift of speaking in tongues does not mean you have not been baptized in the holy spirit. Be thankful for those gifts you did receive and pray to God to receive others you want to be entrusted to work with also.

Having received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit when we came to Jesus, we are no longer controlled by our sinful nature, but by the spirit, if the spirit of God truly lives within us.  And per Romans 8:9, if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.  May we always walk in the spirit. Thank you.