Being Holy

How to Practice Righteousness
Be Ye Holy, for I Am Holy – 1 Peter 1:16

Many people believe you cannot live a holy life.  Many people believe they will be rescued as the Bride of Jesus Christ with sin in their life.  I struggled for a long time with how we as “sinners” could become a “spot free Bride”.   I used to make excuses in my head like “Well we are all sinners anyway” so what’s the point.  I figured I would repent of my sins and everything would be just fine.

I’m here to tell you that’s not how it works.

Today I received a letter from a pastor in India.  Praise Jesus.  He was intensely concerned about himself AND his congregation.  How he stumbled across Tribulation-Now, I will never know.  What I do know is if he had asked me these questions six months ago I wouldn’t have had an appropriate answer for him.   I have spent hours in prayer, seeking the Lord in tears, asking Him to purify my heart and prepare me in holiness.    Six months ago my only understanding of what holiness was came from the dictionary.  Here’s what I found.

ho·ly   [hoh-lee] adjective, ho·li·er, ho·li·est, noun, plural ho·lies.
1. specially recognized as or declared sacred by religious use or authority; consecrated: holy ground.
2. dedicated or devoted to the service of God, the church, or religion: a holy man.
3. saintly; godly; pious; devout: a holy life.
4. having a spiritually pure quality: a holy love.
5. entitled to worship or veneration as or as if sacred: a holy relic.

I don’t know about you, but to me, that information is virtually useless.  I needed to understand the process.  I didn’t want to take any chances.  I wanted to be SURE that I was doing everything I could “Scripturally” to be the “Bride of Jesus Christ”.

Somehow the Lord led this pastor in India to me.  Every day I pray “fervently” for the Lord to lead people to me that need help.  I implore the Lord in tears to use me in any way He sees fit.  I ask him to empty my cup and fill it with only HIM.

This is the email I received from this pastor:

“Dear Baptist I am [name withheld] I am a working pastor in south india please help me how to prepare for the rapture and escape from tribulation i copy your website rapture prayer and translate in our language and i am going to give it to the congregation shall i do this is there any copyrights problem please give me information.
and full details

Here is my answer to this kind saint who I truly hope to meet someday in Heaven soon!


How to Achieve Holiness

God Bless You brother [name withheld].

All things belong to the Father. Yes you may use anything you desire brother.

Remember to tell the congregation to only confess and repent of the *past sins* ONE time. Once Jesus has forgiven those sins (generational curses, etc.) they are forever forgiven.  After the people have fully confessed and repented of all their sins, IT IS DONE.   Jesus will forgive them.


John 8:11
And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”

If it were not possible to live a sin free life, JESUS would not have said this to the woman.


We are human and we do make mistakes – SO – we practice “holiness” and we “practice righteousness“.

Repent of your Sins EVERY DAY!

Repent of your Sins IMMEDIATELY!

Do not Repent of a Sin and then Repeat the Sin
This is a lie to God, this become “Iniquity” (pre-meditated sin)

Then TEACH your people that they must “practice righteousness“.

1 John 3:7-9
7 Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. 8 He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.

2 Cor 10:3-6
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.

1 Peter 1:13-16
herefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14 as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; 15 but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.

… and again …

John 8:11
… go and sin no more.”

Teach Your People What Sin is …

Col 3:5-10
Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornicationuncleanness, (worldly) passionevil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, 7 in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them. 8 But now you yourselves are to put off all these: angerwrathmaliceblasphemyfilthy language out of your mouth. 9 Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, 10 and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,

Gal 5:19-21
ow the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adulteryfornicationuncleannesslewdness, 20 idolatrysorceryhatredcontentions (arguments), jealousiesoutbursts of wrathselfish ambitionsdissensionsheresies, 21 envymurdersdrunkennessrevelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Teach them How to Behave …

Gal 5:22-26
But the fruit of the Spirit is lovejoypeacelongsufferingkindnessgoodnessfaithfulness, 23 gentlenessself-control. Against such there is no law. 24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

Col 3:12-16
Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercieskindnesshumilitymeeknesslongsuffering; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. 14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.

Teach Your People they Need to Ask (Pray) for Help …

Ask the Father to fill them “with love” (1 Cor. 12)
Ask the Father to take away ALL “pride”
Ask the Father to fill them with “desire to help, serve & give to others” (James 2:20 “faith without works is dead”)
Ask the Father, in Jesus name “to Help them be HOLY”

And don’t forget …

Luke 21:36
Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”



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Summary in Jesus Name

May God Bless You in your pursuit of Holiness.  Remember the Bible wouldn’t tell you to do these things if it were not possible.  Don’t fool yourself like I used to do and think you will make the Rapture of the Bride while living in sin.

Just the other day a wonderful young lady was suggesting that “fornication” was not having sex outside of marriage.  She had searched on You Tube for videos that defended her position.  Her conscience obviously bothered her.  The Bible is very clear and does an extremely good job of describing what sin is and how we may repent of our behaviors and correct our errors.

Please pray fervently for the young unwed women out there who are dependent upon the financial support of the men in their lives; particularly those who have children.  Help these women if you know any.  PRAY FOR THEM to FIND A WAY.





(That’s the Lord speaking through your Spirit)


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… Be Blessed in Jesus Name


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Here I sit going over emails and thinking to myself that I might get to take a day off on writing an article.  Looks like God had a different plan.  Like I said I take my queues from the Lord via the emails I receive on what I should write about and when I get to take a break.  Amen?

Here I sit having just quit smoking cigarettes yesterday.  I have quit before.  You Bet!  And I can assure you being seated in the metaphorical “captain’s seat” of Tribulation-Now is one stressful job sometimes.  Behind the scenes I am praying with people, helping to deliver people of demonic attacks, and sometimes just sharing “news and information” about these super troubling things going on in our world.


The Two Most Common Issues … Smoking and Porn

Well “not so surprisingly” there has been an “up-tick” of emails from concerned citizens of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ.  AWESOME.  We all SHOULD be concerned.  None of us should take anything for granted.  Amen?

As I sit here with my “nicotine” patch, let me share with you this private email I just sent to one of our wonderful Jesus “regulars” who has read the warnings about a possible imminent rapture and wants to make sure he has “all his Jesus ducks in a row” … Amen?

Well guess what?  I am right behind you!!  We are all struggling.

Some of the older readers of Tribulation-Now have probably given up on sex … this happens when you get older and it’s probably a gift from God for you.  Older people also tend to take better care of themselves.  They drink less, they smoke less, and do many other things “less”.  Did you ever wonder why?   In some cases it’s because they have truly lost the desire.  It’s a “metabolic” change and a gift from God, in my opinion, since they are hopefully approaching the “pearly gates” sooner than most.  In other cases it’s the same dynamic, they know if they quit smoking and drinking, they might get to hang around a little longer.

That’s an interesting paradox in the world we live in today. Hopefully they want to hang around for the right reasons …


Struggling to Abolish Conscious Sin

First an foremost please let me tell you that WE are all in this together.  I do not care if you smoke pot.  I do not care if you like “cocaine” on the weekends.  I don’t care if you watch porn with your wife.  I do not care if you smoke cigarettes.  It really doesn’t matter what it is that you do, if it is a sin and you know in your heart it is a sin, then you BETTER STOP NOW!!

If your conscience is telling you that you MIGHT be sinning then GUESS WHAT!!  Welcome to the world of “those that Loved Jesus before the Foundations of the World”.  If you even have a “conscience” then you have the “built in” communications “radio program” that talks directly to God in the Heaven’s.  THAT’S COOL … praise Jesus for you.  Amen!!

I can tell you in my studies of the demonic and the Luciferian / Satanist world, the FIRST thing that goes away is the “conscience”.  When a person is possessed by “enough demons” they no longer can “hear” their “conscience”.  Get it?

The demons JAM the Jesus Frequency.

So if you STRUGGLE … you are indeed BLESSED.  And you “have a shot” at making the “flight out of here”.

Here below is an email response I sent back to a concerned citizen of the Kingdom of Heaven.  This response is full of guidance.  And the techniques and rationale remain the same no matter what the sin is that you are “fighting” against.

 It’s a Matter of Resolve

You are struggling with THE number one problem any male has on planet earth. Many women have it as well.  Jesus said if you even “think” about having sex with another woman it is a sin. And then to further exacerbate the issue, it is a slap in the face to God for someone to say “Father forgive me of this sin” while having no intention to do anything about it.

So I feel for you brother … you have NO IDEA how I feel for you.

If you really want to try and divorce yourself of this sin in your life, as best as possible, you have to have RESOLVE!!  And you have to get rid of ALL of your excuses.

If you knew that a Nazi Soldier was holding a gun to your head and would KILL YOU if you looked at porn … you wouldn’t ever do it again … would you?   If you knew that a Mobster had your house bugged with spy cameras and could see everything you were doing, and was threatening to “kill” your mother or your child if you ever watched porn again …. you wouldn’t do it …. would you?


Motivation is the Issue

The problem here is one of motivation. You do not “see” the spiritual world, so you do not “see” the demons watching YOU watch PORN?   Ahaa!  If you could see the filthy demons laughing and spitting in your face because you are doing that, you would probably never do it again.

The way that I got the porn out of my life was I got MAD AND ANGRY and SCARED for my salvation over it.   I destroyed all (100%) of all of my porn.  I deleted every porno picture and video from my computer.  I even bought a $34 dollar program that obliterates the files so there is no possible way to recover them. Then you need to get rid of all DVDs.  Bust them to bits and GET PISSED OFF.


Then you can get a program off the Internet like “Net Nanny” or some type of “Porn Filter“. Then when the temptation happens you will get a warning message on your screen .  In the warning message, some programs will even let you customize it.  You can put “In the Name of Jesus” on the warning message.  If that doesn’t take away the desire … nothing will.

Most Importantly Ask for Help

The most important thing to do is ask God to help you. Never ever say “Forgive me Father” for something you have no intention of changing because that’s a LIE TO GOD.

Tell Him,  “Abba Father, I have a problem and  I NEED you to help DELIVER ME from this Evil in Jesus name”.  God will help you.  Believe me he will.  But you need to stop lying to God and really truly mean what you are praying for.

I pray that prayer constantly to God. Now I am scared to death to look at porn.  My wife even left me, and STILL there is NO WAY I am messing this up.

I am going to be found worthy to escape all these things and stand before the Son of Man if it … KILLS ME FIRST … amen!!

And I just quit smoking cigarettes yesterday and am wearing the “patch”.














17 thoughts on “Being Holy”



    1. Once saved, always saved is the devil’s lie. Let’s see what the scripture says:

      1 John 3:4-8
      Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. 5 And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin. 6 Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him. 7 Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. 8 He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning.

      1 Peter 4:18
      If the righteous one is scarcely saved,
      Where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?”

      And here is John 3:36 (which clarifies John 3:16) from the Amplified Bible … PRAISE JESUS!!

      John 3:36
      And he who believes in (has faith in, clings to, relies on) the Son has (now possesses) eternal life. But whoever disobeys (is unbelieving toward, refuses to trust in, disregards, is not subject to) the Son will never see (experience) life, but [instead] the wrath of God abides on him. [God’s displeasure remains on him; His indignation hangs over him continually.]

  3. I am a christian who is struggling with my salvation. I know that Jesus is coming any day to embrase and take home his bride and I have my doubts as to whether he will embrase me or leave me behind. I pray daily for him to see fit to include me but Still I am not sure.
    Thank you for Tribulation-now and God Bless.
    Michelle Bertram

  4. You are right….I as well used to think…Well I BELIEVE IN JESUS..I am good to go. NOT…I can say the the Lord has brought me to the place where you are talking about…if I sin I IMMEDIATELY ask/beg for forgiveness and pray that I will not do it again. It has been a wonderful cleansing process and worth every bit of his correction. I now ask for the Lord to speak to me immediately when I have done ANYTHING to displease Him….even if it means immediate action on my part to make it right and He has honored that pray…as He does correct/chastise me. THANK YOU JESUS. I am ready and I refuse to let the enemy defeat me! He knows his time is short and he is roaming the earth just waiting to get a foot in the door of those that are truly saved. Fight him…..time is short, hold onto what you have as scripture tells the church of Philadelphia…do not give up now.

  5. Thanks john..i have always been taught/fooled/lied to about what is sin and we are only human..or God knows your heart..or no one is perfect…but i need this to be explained to me cause i have been struggling with which things i do are sins and how to be aware of it… i pray to ask the Lord and , your so right, when you say you can feel it when its wrong..i have been struggling with taking pain meds prescribe form the Dr..and of course i hear well if the Dr sisn’t think they were ok you wouldn’t have them…but i also take a look at how i see so many ppl in this world/my family .those i love and care about, addicted to this stuff…i have cut right down but it seems i cant get past that one to two a day…it is pain im in but it dont feel right weh taking them…i need help with this one cause of the dr thing…but i know what i see and i feel it isnt right.,..and if it feels like your skin is crawling coming off of it then its bad…but am i sinning it so confused..its a true struggle right now
    God Bless You John

  6. excellent article I have always believed this and was amazed when i first heard of once saved always saved. Its crazy and an absolutely lie. When we read about Peter who did miracles was trembling at the thought of his salvation one must wonder what bible they are reading. I have always known that one unrepentant sin can send us to hell but unlike JB i don’t think i could write as well about it. Being a saint is a daily struggle with the daily crosses we bear with Joy in christ. The more we become holy in christ the more we want to pray fast etc. I listen to JB when he says he cries about things so do I, I am no saint but I know Jesus is real. I cry because Gods goodness is hard to take sometimes its overwhelming. We are such wretches who deserve nothing but hell but god loves us with a love thats hard to fathom. This is the basis for our faith. Gods love for us. great article. praise our saviour come Jesus come get us out of this place.

  7. Hello brother. I’m concerned. Your articles are golden. Here in Africa internet services are expensive so I don’t get to listen to your show (though I downloaded the one where you had brother Elvi Zapata on). I just want to let you know your work is of inestimable value and God has used you to touch my life in incalculable measure. Thank you.
    I’m writing cos I’m concerned that my conscience isn’t as active as it could be. This year I haven’t completed any fast I set out on. I’m hearing from God but I’m finding it hard to get to the place where I absolutely know He’s talking to me and know exactly what He’s saying. I and my wife begin a lengthy fast tomorrow. I want to be ready. I desperately want to make Christ’s cut. Don’t know exactly what I’m trying to say but I just want to love and want God by far more than I want anything else. Thanks for your time and God bless.

    1. I’ve been having similar challenges with fasting over some health issues, but I will keep trying and praying. We aren’t all established the same physically but God understands that. A fast don’t have to be a water only fast. Daniel said he ate “no good meat” or similar. Also you can set aside more alone time to speak to Jesus personally and spend time in His word. There are many ways to draw close to the Lord. God bless you!

  8. I am trying to get on the straight and narrow too and as a result my spiritual attunement has become stronger. I pray for my husband who is a porn addict and when I walk in the room and that smut is coming out of his computer, I can feel the slimy, gross feeling of the demons that also come out of the computer when that crap is playing. It is a tangible filthy spirit or hoard of bad, evil spirits that congregate there. It is such an intensive feeling that I have to immediately leave the room because I can’t stand it. It can be compared to a pregnant woman who suddenly can’t stand the smell of frying mushrooms and has to leave the house because it makes her want to vomit. I guess I could bind those nasty demons but they are given reign through my husband’s bad choices, so I feel it must come first from his side and all I can do is pray and leave the room because the overwhelming slime is felt in the physical realm. I run in the opposite direction.

  9. Thank you for your wonderful website. You have been blessed with the wisdom to teach the people on this earth how to live a christian life and you have inspired me to persue my christian life knowing full well that we must fight the temptations of the flesh. I will one day meet you in heaven and I will personally shake your hand as we shall be brothers and be with God forever. Glory to Almighty God the Father, to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior and to our Love the Holy Spirit that dwells in us for ever and ever and ever for infinity, amen

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