"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man" Ecclesiastes 12:13.  King Solomon, endowed with the greatest wisdom of all time, from God the Father, wrote this verse of the Bible.  To hear some notable ministers today, you would think that it's all summed up in a one-time prayer of repentance and no obligation after that.  Salvation is free, we want to make no mistake about that, but those who come to "true repentance" also experience a life-changing event.  Jesus taught in the Temple and read out of the book of Isaiah, speaking of Himself, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those that are bruised, and to preach the acceptable year of the Lord" Luke 4:18-19.  The apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians, "No temptation has come upon you that is uncommon to man, but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted more than you are able to bear, but with every temptation, He will make a way for you to escape, so you can bear it" 1 Corinthians 10:13.  As we get closer to the return of Jesus, the scriptures are being fulfilled: "The Spirit speaks expressly that in the last days some will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils" 1 Timothy 4:1.  I am shocked to hear prominent preachers today who are literally afraid to say, "Jesus is the only way to heaven."  Beyond that, many are not preaching the way of "holiness," as did the apostles.  The Bible tells us, "Be no more children tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine by the sleight of men and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive" Ephesians 4:14.  Salvation is free, but men can turn back, which has nothing at all to do with the gift that is first given.  We do not have to do anything to earn salvation, but men can receive it freely, and then turn away from it.  The scripture tells us in Hebrews 10:39, "We are not of them who draw back into perdition, but of them who believe to the saving of the soul."  Jesus also said in Luke 9:62, "No man having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."  The above-referenced scriptures are what many consider to be "too negative" to preach in the pulpit today.  God forbid that they might also preach that Jesus is not returning as the Lamb slain, but as the "Lion of the Tribe of Judah (Revelation 5:5)!"  He will return "with a two-edged sword to smite the nations...with the fierceness of the wrath of God" Revelation 19:15.  He will not return with the countenance of a meek and lowly "Lamb" of God, but with fire in His eyes (Revelation 1:14 and Revelation 19:12).  He is coming to cast judgment on the nations and to make war against the ungodly (Revelation 19:11), with His vesture dipped in blood (Revelation 19:13).  Some believe His vesture is dipped in blood because He bled on the cross, but I beg to differ with that opinion.  His vesture is dipped in blood because he has slain the ungodly nations with a two-edged sword (Revelation 19:15).  While reading this month's newsletter, I imagine some are turning to the Book of Revelation by about this time, because this Jesus is someone you might not be too familiar with.  You may be thinking, "What about the loving, crucified Jesus, who died on the cross and forgives all sins, the meek as a lamb Jesus?"  Yes, this is the same Jesus, but we are at the back of the Book now, which not many are talking about because it carries a "negative" message that some don't like to talk about.  If you believe in the Word of God, you must believe in all of it.  That message makes people feel bad and it makes some even leave the churches and, God forbid, it makes some stop supporting the ministry!  I'm not ashamed to say that this message excites me!  Jesus will return to destroy the wicked, those who have persecuted the saints, burned them alive at the stake, those who have killed, tortured and molested little children, those who have committed atrocities, even in the name of our Lord and Savior!  Jesus is returning to execute judgment and I am on His side, so why should I fear?  Why should I dislike this message of judgment and justice?  If you are among those that will return with Him, you will not be ashamed of this gospel of truth.   If you are not ashamed of the Jesus of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, you should not be ashamed of the same Jesus of Revelation.  Revelation 14:7 says, "Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment is come, and worship Him who made heaven and earth and the sea and the fountains of waters."  Amen.