Question Now what do I do?

by Rev. Jack Barr


Subject: Re: Now what do I do?
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2002 19:08:35 -0600
From: Jack Barr
To: xxxxxx@xxxxxxx

Hi xxxxxx,

To answer your questions:

What I'm wondering is what does God want me to do now? I've been praying and waiting for an answer and I figured maybe we both can pray on it no?

I am praying for you. As for what God wants you to do now, Only God can tell you that. Just have faith and continue what you are doing for God until He tells you to do something different.

I'm wondering if I'm walking on the right track, where I should be or not. That's what boggle my mind.

Be assured that if you deviate from the right track that Our Lord will let you know. When you are following Jesus the right way there is no need for Jesus to keep on saying "do this" or "walk this way". Let me give you an example, suppose that I have two sons and I tell one of them that I want them to go into the garden and water the plants growing there. If he goes and does as I have asked him to do, then there is no reason to keep on telling him to water the garden when he is watering the garden. But if he does not start watering the garden after I have told him to do so, I will tell him again and again to go water the garden. If he obeys, I need only speak to him once, if he disobeys then I will speak to him many times with the same command. However, there will come a time when he is refusing to obey me that I will stop speaking to him and will turn to my second son and tell him to go into the garden and to water it.

We all wonder from time to time if we are truly following the right path, the path that Jesus wants us to follow. We must have faith to believe that we are following the right path, and that Jesus will let us know if we are not, or if we are to change directions. Satan, when he sees us following the right path, will try to make us believe that we are going in the wrong direction. If we listen to Satan, he will cause us to leave the right path and to go off on our own direction.

Just how do we know if we are where we should be?

Trust God!

Is it possible to come back from reprobate state?

From my understanding of God's Word, the answer is NO! For God will only turn you over to a Reprobate mind, to believe a lie, ONLY after you have rejected God, and His Word, too many times. How many times is too many times? That is up to God to decide. From that point on, the person who was turned over to a reprobate mind will never again be given an opportunity to accept God. Their fate is sealed, all the way to Hell. God will no longer accept prayers from that person, and God's Word tells not to pray for that person ever again.

1 John 5:16 "If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death; I do not say that he shall pray for it."

Hosea 4:17 "Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone"

1 Samuel 15:23 "For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king."

Jeremiah 6:30 "Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the Lord hath rejected them."

Romans 1:28 "And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient."

2 Timothy 3:8 "Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth, men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith"

Titus 1:16 "They profess that they know God, but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

Hebrews 12:17 "For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears."

See Also Lev. 26:17; Deut. 28:15, 31:17; Jer. 7:15, 15:1; Hos. 9:17; 2Thes. 2:12; Isaiah 1:15, 59:2

And how do you know if someone is a reprobate?

There is only two ways that I know of for me to know if someone is a reprobate. The first is if the Lord God tells me to stop praying for a person' salvation because they have been rejected. The second is if the Lord God has me tell someone that He, God, has turned them over to a reprobate mind.

Unless God tells you, there is no way for you to know. And yes, there are people whom I may suspect have been turned over to a reprobate mind, but only God knows if they will repent, and more importantly, if God will allow them to come to him, for the word tells us that we can only come when God calls us. We cannot come to God just anytime that we feel like it, but Only when God draws us. When God stops drawing someone, they are finished and can no longer gain salvation.

John 6:44 "No man can come to me, except the Father, who hath sent me, draw him; and I will raise him up at the last day,"

May God Bless and Keep You

Rev. Jack Barr

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