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Welcome to SpirituallySmart.com, a Web Site dedicated to sharing Bible studies and research. I think of myself as simply a brother in Christ, a member of Christ's body, His church. In March of 1997 I was powerfully born again ("begotten." from above." John 3, 14). You can read an in-depth version of my powerful conversion testimony here.

In the 21+ years since being converted to Christ I have learned some important things and am still learning a lot today. My goal is to put what I've learned into practice and be the ambassador for Christ I am obligated to be. Thank you for visiting my website and I pray God the Father bless you through His Son, Jesus the Christ!

Please read my latest message HERE, which explains why I named my website "Spiritually Smart."

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“I baptize you with water for repentance, but the One who is coming after me is more powerful than I. I am not worthy to remove His sandals. He Himself will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing pitchfork is in His hand, and He will clear His threshing floor and gather His wheat into the barn. But the chaff He will burn up with fire that never goes out.” Matthew 3:11, 12

This is one of the most important lessons in the Bible. John the baptist, who is introducing the Lord to the world, tells us that we are chaff UNLESS we have been baptized in the Holy Spirit. But this isn't an isolated teaching in God's Word. This is the fulfillment of prophecy (Jer 31:31-33 and Ezekiel 36:26, 27), and is expounded upon throughout the entire New Covenant writings.

In John 14:18, When teaching about how we enter the New Covenant, Jesus the Christ says, "I will not leave you as ORPHANS; I will come to you." The KJV says, "I will not leave you COMFORTLESS"! That is an incorrect translation. The Greek word is ORPHANOS (orphan). John chapter 14 contains the clearest instructions given to us by the Lord Himself about HOW to ENTER the New Covenant by being baptized in the Holy Spirit! And the KJV translators made something simple and clear and turn it into something confusing. I have done several messages on this over the past two months:

1st, Understanding

That we CANNOT follow the Lord without His Holy Spirit in us. Jesus shows us this in John 13:37, 38, When Peter said....

2nd, John 14:18 says,

"I will not leave you ORPHANS (!!), I WILL come to YOU!" We have to read the whole chapter very carefully because...

3rd, We must love God...

with ALL our heart, mind, soul and strength and our neighbor as ourselves. We can only do this if...

4th, we MUST grow

in grace and be sanctified, purified, "baptized in FIRE" and this can only happen AFTER...

Messiah's yoke is PLEASANT

"and you will find rest for your souls” Matthew 11:29b

Go to Jesus for REST

Jesus said His yoke is Chréstos which is the actual Greek word underneath the English translation and it means; useful, gentle, pleasant, kind! So Jesus' "yoke is PLEASANT"! Not just "easy".

And this promise from God through Messiah couples perfectly with the lesson that we must love God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength and our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:34-40, James 2:8). Paul said we are more than conquerors (Romans 8:37), that the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but MIGHTY through God (2 Corinthians 10:4), and that God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all we could ask or think according to the power that works IN US (Ephesians 3:20). The teaching is that through the power of God we can always GO FURTHER...

Paul says, "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable (logikos) service." Romans 12:1

All the above is a pleasant yoke and light burden. But first we must truly "COME TO" Jesus and "TAKE" HIS yoke upon us and "LEARN" of Him, everyday!


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Be a Missionary for Free

This country (America) needs to hear the true gospel with the instructions on HOW to enter into the New Covenant. Many people consider themselves to be "Christians" (Bible Believers) in the US, but they are NOT. This is because there are so many false prophets and false teachers and the doctrines of devils are almost all you hear. How many people do you see loving God with all their heart and their neighbors as themselves? True believers need to get a hold of God (Love Him with ALL their hearts and OBEY Him) and prove to the false Christians in this country and the WORLD what it REALLY means to serve God! But we FIRST must receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. Which is the same exact thing as being Born Again. Yes, I know many churches teach these are "separate gifts" but they are WRONG. The Scriptures prove them wrong



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