An Answered Prayer Sermon - Pastor Steve Winter

In my sermon this evening, I preached about how the average
denominal trinitarian is just as saved as a devil. It is now online

Mark 5:2 And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met
him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,
3 Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him,
no, not with chains:
4 Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and
the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in
pieces: neither could any man tame him.
5 And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the
tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.
6 But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him,
7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with
thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that
thou torment me not.

Notice that the devils confessed Jesus as Lord (and even PRAYED to
Him, eh?). This is important because at that point the devils
fulfilled the salvation requirements of many denominal trinitarian

8 For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.
9 And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My
name is Legion: for we are many.
10 And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of
the country.

The devils prayed to Jesus after acknowledging Him as Lord God.

11 Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine
12 And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine,
that we may enter into them.

More praying to Jesus by the devils!

13 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went
out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a
steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were
choked in the sea.

Jesus GRANTED their prayer request. He answered their prayer.

14 And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in
the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done.
15 And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the
devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right
mind: and they were afraid.
16 And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was
possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine.
17 And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts.

The townspeople asked Jesus to leave and He granted their request as

Are you a Baptist, Presbyterian, Methodist etc? Well, you are just as
saved as the devils in Legion!

The townspeople asking Jesus to leave is a sermon in itself, but my
point here is that false churches are lying to you when they tell you
that if you just "believe" or "pray", or "acknowledge Jesus as Lord"
that you are "saved". Did not the devils in Legion do those things?

Jesus gave the Apostle Peter the keys to the kingdom of heaven.

Matt 16:19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of
heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in
heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in

Then when men were honest and asked Peter what they could do, Peter
unlocked the kingdom of heaven.

Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that
God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and
Acts 2:37 Now when they heard [this], they were pricked in their
heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men [and]
brethren, what shall we do?
Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one
of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye
shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Acts 2:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to
all that are afar off, [even] as many as the Lord our God shall call.
Acts 2:40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying,
Save yourselves from this untoward generation.
Acts 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and
the same day there were added [unto them] about three thousand souls.

* Notice, there were 3000 there that elected to have their sins
remitted. So you'd better believe that the minister of Satan will do
just about anything that he can to try to downplay Acts 2:38. Paul
mentions that there will be those that come along and preach "another

Galatians 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other
gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be

* Paul also didn't leave us in ignorance that when Satan's ministers
come, they come masquerading as "ministers of righteousness", as
smooth talking false preachers saying "Just claim belief and you are
saved" *

II Corinthians 11:13 For such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers,
transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
II Corinthians 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed
into an angel of light.
II Corinthians 11:15 Therefore [it is] no great thing if his ministers
also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall
be according to their works.

* It is the job of the false preacher to cause YOU to be among those
that don't obey Acts 2:38. *

II Thessalonians 1:7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when
the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
II Thessalonians 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that
know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
II Thessalonians 1:9 Who shall be punished with everlasting
destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his

James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only,
deceiving your own selves.
Hebrews 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal
salvation unto all them that obey him;
Acts 22:16 And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash
away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

Just having the same salvation as the devils in Legion will leave you
eternally challenged.

Pastor Winter