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"Desire to Inspire
before you Expire!"
 

 

 

 

 

       "Live to be a builder of the spirit and not a wrecking ball!"

 

     WHO WE ARE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

     Welcome!  We're Builder of the Spirit, a ministry dedicated to world outreach and the proclamation of an uplifting Word, an

American 501 (c) (3)  non-profit organization that was founded in 2002 by former contractor - Greg Allen.

     Mr. Allen recognized God was changing the direction of his life in 2001.  The birth of a ministerial idea developed soon after and

came to term at, of all places, a yard sale. Greg and his spouse Cindy, an artist, then acted upon God’s lead.

     "We're privileged to be servants."  Mr. and Mrs. Allen confess.

     The focus of the ministry is upon the Word.  Our mission is to feed minds, the soul of man.  This organization is a supply house for

we send books and Bibles to the needy of the world - free of charge.

     Please ... consider those in need.  Get involved!  You can bless someone and be a partner in the cause.  Dust off those used

materials as well - give them - be a Builder Of The Spirit yourself for the task is great. 

     Mr. Allen is a writer and has used those skills to bless or change lives. Yet, many around the globe can't afford something as basic

as a book for they have little to nothing.

     Many need our help! Those less fortunate are given a means of material hope to enrich life, but it can't happen without you.   

     Please ... consider donation that we may send a Blessing to others. If you aren't able to contribute by monetary means, please

send us those gently-used Christian books or Bibles that aren't in use - we will get them to those who hunger for hope.

     Groups, individuals, and churches are always encouraged to partner with us and can do so for as little as a dollar a month. Several

support us as a part of their missions budget, for that’s what we really are is a missions organization.  Many churches also have

collection boxes in their lobbies to gather used material - a few like to call it an “On-going Bible drive."

     Builder of the Spirit has accounts with many of the large Bible publishers and can buy new books direct from them, by-passing the

mark-up of the middleman. The ministry can get Bibles in over a hundred different languages.

     The shipping of items can be, and is, costly.  The most cost effective means we’ve found so far has been by US mail.  All shipments

are sent by air and the recipient, anywhere in the world, can expect to receive them in a week or so.

     The ministry also publishes a quarterly newsletter called Forge that gives encouragement to all from around the world.  Upon

request it can be sent to you by email or by conventional mail.

     We like to think our mission statement says it all - The Word in Every Hand.

     We hope you find the website interesting and uplifting.  Thanks for stopping by.

     Any contribution you make is indeed tax-deductible.

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WHAT WE BELIEVE

 

The Bible to be the inspired Word of God.

    

There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

    

In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His atoning death, in His bodily

resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His future return to this earth in power and glory to rule over the

nations.
     

In the Blessed Hope – the rapture of the Church at Christ’s coming.
    

The only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Christ.
     

Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal salvation.
     

The baptism in the Holy Spirit according to the book of Acts.

    

In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation.

 

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THE BLUEPRINT FOR SALVATION

 

Is Jesus still interested in us?

 

What does it mean to have a personal relationship with Christ, and in what way does it impact our lives? And how does someone

go about making that kind of commitment?  Those are good questions, and typical of someone who understands the significance of

Jesus. Here is some information to help answer these and other questions you may have about Jesus.

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Because of Jesus' resurrection, his followers do not honor a dead Builder.

  

They have a personal relationship with him. Jesus Christ lives today and faithfully enriches the lives of all those who trust and obey

him. Throughout the centuries multitudes have acknowledged Christ. There is a vacuum in the heart of every man which only God can

fill through his Son Jesus Christ.

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You can!  Because of God's deep love for you, he has already made all the necessary arrangements. Through the death and

resurrection of Jesus Christ, you can enjoy a personal relationship. Jesus made it possible to bridge the gap which separates us from

God. The following four principles will help you discover how to know Jesus personally and experience the abundant life he promised.

 

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God LOVES you and created you to know Him personally.

John 3:16  "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but

have eternal life."

 

John 17:3  "Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent."

    

What prevents us from knowing God personally?

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Man is SINFUL and SEPARATED from God, so we cannot know Him personally or experience His love.

Romans 6:23  "The wages of sin is death." [Spiritual separation from God]       

Romans 3:23  "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."

Romans 8:6-8  "The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; the sinful mind is hostile to God.
It does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so. Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God." A great gap separates man
from God. Man is continually trying to reach God and establish a personal relationship with Him through human efforts, such as living a
good life, philosophy, or religion. But he inevitably fails. The third principle explains the only way to bridge that gap.

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Jesus Christ is God's ONLY provision for man's sin. Through him alone we can know God personally and experience

God's love.

 

Romans 5:8  "God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

    

1 Corinthians 15:3-6  "Christ died for our sins... he was buried... he was raised on the third day according to the scriptures... he

appeared to Peter, then to the twelve.  After that he appeared to more than five hundred..."

     

John 14:6  "Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.' "  God has

bridged the gap that separates us from Him by sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross in our place to pay the penalty for

our sins.

    

But it is not enough just to know these truths.

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We must individually RECEIVE Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior; then we can know God personally and experience

His love.

 

John 1:12  "As many as received him, to them he gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in his

name."

     

Ephesians 2:8-9  "For it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith. This does not depend on anything you have

achieved, it is the free gift of God; and because it is not earned no one can boast about it."

     

Receiving Christ involves turning to God from self (a spirit of repentance) and trusting Christ to come into our lives to forgive us

of our sins and make us what he wants us to be. Just to agree intellectually that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that he died on the

cross for our sins is not enough. Nor is it enough to have an emotional experience.  We receive Jesus Christ by faith, as an act of our

will.

     

Jesus Christ is waiting for an invitation to come in to your life. In fact, he said, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears

my voice and opens the door, I will come in!"  (Revelation 3:20)

  

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Perhaps you can sense Christ knocking at the door of your heart.

 

You can invite him in by faith right now. God knows your heart so it doesn't matter exactly what words you use, but here's a

suggested prayer:

 

Jesus, I want to know You!  You died on the cross for me, a sinner.  Forgive me for the things that I've done, I'm sorry!  I open the

door of my heart and ask You to come into my life. Be my Lord and my Savior!  I choose to serve You and live my life as a reflection

of You, giving me eternal life.  Mould me and shape me into the person You want me to be.  AMEN

 

If this prayer expresses the desire of your heart, pray it right now and Jesus Christ will come into your life just as he has promised.

Once you invite Christ into your life, he promises to never leave you.

     

Hebrews 13:5  "God has said, 'Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.'"  To know God personally is the greatest decision

you will ever make. If you've just asked Jesus Christ into your life, tell us about it. We would love to hear from you.

 


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