Shared by Yolanda Ballard

This is the day of the great falling away from the faith that God gave us to be able to believe and receive His good news, the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Many have compromised and covered over their faith and went their own way rather than the way God called them to walk which is repentance, having a change of heart and life.

Jesus said to pick up your cross and follow Him wherever He may lead even through paths of destruction and danger. He said He would never leave us or forsake us.

Many do not even know how to live the crucified life because the message of the Kingdom has been so watered down. It has been hard to even discern who is of Him from the world.

We have a choice every day to do what Jesus says or to do what the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, or the pride of life dictates.

Every man was born with a conscience that tells you not to sin. It seems that the first thing a small child learns is to disobey and to lie. The responsibility of a parent is to nurture and admonish a child to follow the ways of the Lord.

Many have not had parents that raised them in the way of the Lord and when tempted, they continue to harden their heart, which seared their conscience. The more one sins without repentance the further away they become from following after God.

That is when the Holy Spirit comes in with holy conviction upon our hearts and gives us the gift of repentance. Yes, repentance to follow God is a gift. Man would never choose to follow God because man’s heart is at enmity with Him. We are born in sin because of the sin of Adam being passed down.

Yes, Adam! God told him not to partake of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Eve was tempted to eat from the tree. Adam never spoke up warning her to not do it. He just gave in and ate with her!

Many say that Eve tempted Adam and that it was all her fault sin came into the world. Adam never took his place of authority over her to guide her to obey God. This is the same sin of Ahab. When a man is weak, then the sin of Jezebel, the manipulator (witchcraft) comes in. Men of God need to rise up and take their rightful place of authority in the home!

Let us get back to the thrust of this message. Back before we were even born Jesus saw us in His father’s eyes and He received the desire to go after us in intercession and prayer. The Holy Spirit wooed us until we were safely in His kingdom. Jesus forever intercedes for us at His father’s right hand to keep us from falling away.

We have a choice every day whether to follow after God or to do our own thing. Jesus says that death and life are in the power of your tongue. He says to choose life by following Him in repentance.

Many think they have to give up everything in the world immediately. No man can ever become perfect no matter how hard they try. Religion makes you think that you can. To become born again you receive a new life. It is a walk conforming to the image of the Lord by His grace and truth alone and not by our own works.

If you do not know Jesus in a personal relationship, today is the day for your salvation. If you believe that Jesus is the Son of God, then tell Him you believe in Him.

Tell Him that you believe that He died in your place at the Cross of Calvary.

Ask Him to cleanse you with the Blood that He shed so that all your sins can be washed away.

Ask Him to come into your heart to be the Lord of your life.

If you do this, you will become a new creation, a brand new person, and you will need to learn how to live this brand new life. In His Word, the Bible, He will guide you. Ask Him to lead you to new friends He has for you to share this new life following after Him.


There is eternal life in His word. Faith in His word is your greatest commodity. Invest in your heavenly bank account with your finances by giving to His ministry, feeding the poor, the widow, and the orphan as He leads you. Be wise with your finances by obeying the law paying taxes, being honest, etc.

Yes, for all of us today is a new day. We are to choose each day that we will serve either Jesus or the enemy of our soul. We are to pursue peace with all men. We are to forgive those who have done us wrong. Love covers a multitude of sins and keeps us in a safe place.

Draw close to Jesus in His secret place by communing with Him. He will lead you and guide you into all truth. It is not by might nor by power but by His spirit. Jesus is the fullness of grace and truth and He wants to live His life through you. Salvation is a walk of grace and truth with the Lord.







    Yolanda Ballard








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