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Ezekiel 18:24 and Ezekiel 33:12-13"But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die."The best way to interpret the Bible is with the Bible! I've read so much heresy surrounding Ezekiel 18:24. As an example, the Congregational Holiness Church, the Wesleyan Holiness Movement, and the Charismatic Movement all misinterpret Ezekiel 18:24 to teach that a Christian can lose their salvation. Nothing could be further from the truth! Oral Roberts and his family came from the Holiness Movement out of Oklahoma. He was a product that came from the Latter Rain Pentecostal Movement of the late 1940’s, and was a well known demonic faith healer. Taken by itself, out of context, Ezekiel 18:24 does appear to support the doctrine that a man can fall away from salvation. However, as you will see from other Scriptures in Ezekiel, this is NOT the case at all. Ezekiel 33:12-13 states ..."Therefore, thou son of man, say unto the children of thy people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression: as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turneth from his wickedness; neither shall the righteous be able to live for his righteousness in the day that he sinneth. When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it."Did you read that? ... "If he trust in his OWN righteousness." This is the heart of the matter here. God is simply condemning self-righteousness. The New Testament states in Romans 10:3-4 ..."For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth."To claim that a person who commits sin can lose their salvation is to totally ignore such powerful Scriptures as Genesis 15:6 concerning Abraham, "And he (Abraham) believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness." The Apostle Paul plainly stated in Romans 4:5, "But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness." These Scriptures clearly eliminate "works" as a necessity to one's eternal salvation. The damnable heresy that a believer can lose salvation is nothing less than a form of Lordship Salvation. Whereas the Lordship Salvation crowd teaches that a person must forsake their sins to be saved; the eternal insecurity crowd teaches that committing sin will cause a person to lose salvation. Both heresies are based upon self-righteousness. Ephesians 2:8-9 is clear on the matter of salvation ... "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Again, carefully read Romans 4:5 ... "But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness." ConclusionEternal life is a free gift (Romans 5:15), paid for by Jesus' precious blood (1st Peter 1:18,19). We are saved by Jesus' righteousness, and not by our own efforts. Our faith is counted for righteousness (Romans 4:5). This is the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ (Romans 4:22).Having said that, I just don't understand how anyone could teach that a person must forsake personal sins in their life, or be willing to do so, in order to be saved. Certainly, genuine repentance should bring about a changed life (2nd Corinthians 5:17); but 1st Peter 2:2 speaks about being weaned as newborn babes on the milk of the Word that one may "grow." It requires time for a new believer to grow in the Lord, some faster than others. It is rare that a new believer is willing to consecrate their life to the Lord right away, as in the uncommon case of Paul. The Bible says that "among the chief rulers also many believed on him," but secretly so, for fear of being persecuted (John 12:42). All of Jesus' disciples forsook Him prior to the cross. It is hypocritical for self-righteous religious people today to condemn those who maintain the simplicity of the Biblical Gospel, i.e., we are guilty sinners and Jesus is the Savior. Those who believe on Jesus to have their sins forgiven are saved! There is no other Gospel. Lordship Salvation and the heresy that salvation can be lost are wicked, rotten and straight out of the pits of Hell.“To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.” - Acts 10:43
The Word you deliver is wonderful. Thank you brother Marcus for not giving up on the the one that loves you the most and that’s Jesus🙏🏻
Going through the fire right now and it is just so painful. My faith is being stretched and tested to the limit and at times I cannot even breath. I have been walking by feelings/emotions rather than by faith for so long. I have skirted around the fire for so long and the Lord had to literally throw me in the fire! This purifying process is so painful but no matter how much I want to throw in the towel, I am reminded daily that the Lord will never leave me nor forsake me - that He is with me in the fire. I just need to keep on trusting Him and keep on holding on to Him.
If the plan doesn’t work change the plan but never the goal 💯
Love the message
Thank you for making this video because it gave me a new perspective on God's Love for me. I felt The Holy Spirit giving me a Revelation of His Love for ME. Even if it was hard recording this. Thank you for making this video. Be abundantly blessed. Glory to God !!!
I just finished crying my eyes out a while ago. My head hurts, I've tried to be the best person I can be but I feel like God doesn't see me. Maybe I'm wrong but for this while it's affecting me to the point where I don't even know how to communicate to God now. And there is legit NO ONE I CAN TALK TO! This faith thing is stressing me out cause I believe in what I want but some things are not working out. I'm having a serious headache right now, but I think I'll try believeing again.It just annoys me cause I see people legit doing nothing but getting the easy way out.I'll try faith again...But I may still end up crying cause I'm going through too much😭
this video was so real. I appreciate this knowledge.
This is a remarkable video! God led me to it! I started becoming frustrated with the lies perpetrated at the workplace that affected my performance review. They were all lies. I got depressed which was wrong. I took it to the Lord in prayer hoping things would change immediately. I have to have faith and trust in the Lord for the outcome of it all! Opposition can be a real stressor but our faith in the Lord must be stronger!
Man I am watching and I am crying because I get this video so much!!!!!
Hey brother, I want to send you my book, "Between Homes: Raising Children in Single or Co-Parent Homes," where can I send it to you?
Keep fighting. Positivity is key !
Also the trials are to develop you to the level that when you are going through obstacles can you still focus on Gods work. We often think about us and what we experiencing forgetting it’s about God and His work no matter we are experiencing.
THANK YOU LORD! CONFIRMATION! HALLELUJAH!...........TO OUR MOST HIGH GOD BE THE GLORY!
So happy to come across your videos. Amen! I needed to hear this!
Listening to you speak gives me hope that there are good men out there. If only I knew where lol. I plead the blood of Jesus over every inch of your physical body, mind and soul, as well as your seed. God bless you.
Thank you Marcus, excellent word! Very true, if our loved ones only knew all the various battles we've fought till this day. My God Jehovah has been by my side like a "fearsome warrior", helping fight all of my different battles. (Jeremiah 20:11) Blessings to you always! 🙏😇💗
HALLELUJAH! Glory be to God. Walking in faith instead of feelings and things we see with our natural eyes. Wow thanks for sharing.
Wow brother I truly needed this. Praise be to God
Trust in God.Amen,amen.God bless you Marcus.
Thanks brother,this helped me
Brother this hurt like hell and I wish this on anyone, I'm going through this same thing because of mistakes I made, my second kid son i don't see but do take care of him, I hurt everyday because I cannot see him, my daughter is miss so much years in her life because her mom mad but now 17yrs I can see her consistently because she acknowledge it was always there doing what I can, my little son is really dislike dropping him off b4 work on Sundays it's the worst pain I got in my life that keeps happening when it's time to go.
Please, we must immerse and keep immersing ourselves with the sayings of Jesus. Trying our best to obey him, we can use what we have to obey him and serve others. So let's start with trying to treat others the way they want to be treated. If you want to know more of what Jesus says then just read the four gospels and see what he says, Time is running and there are so many important things he says that we wouldn't know so to read them would be highly insisted on. Reading them like you've never read them before. Thank you!
This is helping me sir my current situation is because I’ve been putting my mouth on people 😔
Thanks again Marcus. Sincerely appreciate this
Blessing!- this came up after your latest post. It's refreshing, and much needed (my faith has been under tremendous attacks,rite now my back is against the wall financially, doors shut,but every word and song God has been speaking to me!)- praying God's almighty shalom strength and protection over you and your family 🙏🙏🙏
Amen! Amen! Amen! Good word!
Amen! I needed this
Thank you so much for this
Me too there ppl that i helped alot financially now im dirt poor in this season and no one helps me. I even put my dreams on hold to take care of other ppl. Now i feel like i will never reach those dreams.
Brother Marcus thank you so much for sharing this video, it was FOOD TO MY SPIRIT.👍👍👍👍
Ok thank you Jesus I’ll get to work lord cause I know this message is for me
Good teaching brother! I pray you receive peace!
Thanks I needed this at this moment. Praise God!
You're an inspiration bro. It's encouraging for me a single dad trying to live Christ like to see a man like you doing it. Thanks for the encouragement and the reminder bro.
God is good 👑❤️
When u spoke about suicide that hit home as like u thr only reason i never took that step was because of god and his power to stop it or like u i would have gave up by now bit my faith ur channel and johathan kleck and the bible help me through it. And im sure the lord father has a part in it as well
I was literally talking to God about I need worship him and this popped up
I really needed this ive been struggling for the past year and half. My son came 3 months early had tough time in nicu, ended up getting a trach and g button. Spent 7 months in the hospital.We have been out the hospital for 3 months now. Ive struggled with my faith through the entire time, fighhting with my wife feeling depressed taking it out on her always have all the financial burdens on my shoulders since im the only one that works. Ive had a really bad attitude about all of it and took it out on my family. I should of trusted in god and his plans and thanked him for that he has done for my family insted on complaining about what he hasn’t done.
Love hearing real stories like this. Thanks for sharing about your past x
I really needed to hear this so much! Thank you!
MAn this is sooo true! But I can't lie, I can't forgive em people who done me dirty. I just got out of jail here in Sydney, Australia now im stuck in a detention center fighting for my visa. Its hard man, my boys left me so to me they are nothing but opps.
Hello from Scotland..what branch of christianity do you follow, i am roman catholic with a strong faith in Jesus, his mother and father, the angels and saints.
Thank you brother Marcus🧡You are speaking truth straight from God ✝️ Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit are teaching me this very truth as I go through the fire. He is so awesome and faithful✝️❤️. I pray that God blesses all my brothers and sisters in Christ who are going through their trials to walk in Love and remain firm in their faith and Trust Him Fully. Believe in His promises.Believe in His Word.Stand firm when the enemies of the Lord try to make you doubt His faithfulness.Do not walk by sight or feelings. Praise Him even when you feel abandoned. James 1:12 Even after you have lashed out because of it. He knows what you are going through. Psalm 139He is always with you. Matt 29:20He always Loves you.“ I have Loved you my people, with an everlasting Love. With unfailing Love I have drawn you to myself” Jeremiah 31:3 “Then they said to Him, “What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?”Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you Believe in Him whom He sent” John 6:28-29NKJV“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and Lord Jesus Christ”.❤️🙏 Eph 1:1
JESUS loves you so much Marcus continue to trust in him God bless you!
Yes Marcus☝Well said🙏Bring it out👑
must go thru with faith and a changed attitude!
Just curious what denomination you are and what bible is safe to read? Please help!
I needed this especially in my current dark times. Thank you.
Hey Brother I’m not trying to sound rude or anything but get into the habit of calling your Son and daughters Children we are the Children of the lamb and kids are goats for satan May Yahshua Yahweh bless and protect you all 1 Love ❤️🙏🏽🙌🏽☝🏽
Love this. Thank you for the encouragement. ♥️🙏🏽
Amen you preaching to the choir. I eat humble pie so often. I isle low and sacrifice myself for others but I’m still standing by the grace of God. I’m always smiling no matter what. I have lost everything but I’ve learned to be content in whatever situation I find myself. I know I’m destined for greatness because the enemy has tried to kill me from the womb and countless times through my life. He has stolen everything from me but God. He tried to shut me up and keep me from knowing my true identity in Christ but by the grace of God and through His precious Holy Spirit I know I am called and chosen to preach the gospel in and out of season. I will say what He wants me to say. He is Lord of my life! I love Him He is my husband my Father and my best friend. His word says when your mother and father forsake you He will be there. I lived a life of abuse from birth. I thank God for everything He has allowed me to endure to go through. My pain and living is not in vain. I know He will use it all for His Glory. I know hurt pain rejection low self esteem being a people pleaser just to fit it. You don’t have a testimony without a test so in this walk you have to take the low road and eat humble pie for the sake of the cross. You must be real with the Father yourself and others. It is all a matter of the heart. God looks at your heart your motives for doing what you do. If your heart is not right and motives umpire He knows. Man of God he encouraged and keep letting the Lord use you because your rewards in heaven will be great. We are pilgrims just passing through. We aren’t supposed to fit in or really be liked so just continue to stand. I’m praying for you and your ministry. You have encouraged me. God bless you. Shalom
Luke 12:49-56 New Living Translation (NLT)Jesus Causes Division49 “I have come to set the world on fire, and I wish it were already burning! 50 I have a terrible baptism of suffering ahead of me, and I am under a heavy burden until it is accomplished. 51 Do you think I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I have come to divide people against each other! 52 From now on families will be split apart, three in favor of me, and two against-or two in favor and three against.When everything seems to fall apart it’s actually all starting to come together for the greater of good. The wicked will be separated from the righteous. I thank God for my sister wisdom and the pain of rejection Brother Marcus keep doing God’s will Stay encouraged and be blessed
AMEN. Thank You 😊❤️