Sunday, June 19, 2016
There is no easy way into heaven
There is no easy way to get into heaven. It is easy to become a member of a church, especially if you have money, but to get into the kingdom of God will cost you. It might cost you your life.
If you want to have eternal life you have to follow Jesus Christ. Jesus said:"Whoever wishes to come after Me must deny himself, pick up his cross and follow Me every day." If you want eternal life you have to present yourself as a living sacrifice to Jesus Christ. You have to accept Him as your Lord and Master and serve Him. You have to live in holiness and in righteousness. You have to seek His guidance and His approval. You have to turn away from sin, be baptized in water, seek Jesus with all your heart and He will come and live in you.
God is SPIRIT and He dwells IN those who seek him and who OBEY Him. If Jesus is not in you then satan is in you. If Jesus Christ is not in you, you do not belong to Him, If you do not obey Him and if you do not live your life to please Jesus, you have no hope of salvation. I
t is not easy to follow Jesus Christ. This world hates Him. When Jesus walked this earth in the flesh as a man, He was rejected, persecuted, hated, killed by the so called believers, the hypocrites. If you follow Jesus Christ the church, the hypocrites, the religious people, will hate you because they themselves do not know Jesus Christ.
The kingdom of God is not about attending church. It is not about studying the Bible or having fellowship with Christians, it is about living in daily fellowship with Jesus Christ, Him living inside of you and you living your life to please Him.
If the world does not see Jesus Christ in you and in me then He is not in us and we do not belong to Him, but if Jesus is in us we will be hated and persecuted in this world. We will not fit in. It is not easy to enter the kingdom of heaven. Very few will do it. Very few will follow Jesus Christ. Very few will live in that close relationship with Him.
There are very few professing Christians who know Jesus Christ. They never met Him. Many believe that they have salvation. Many believe that they are saved, but they don't know Jesus Christ, and He will say to them on the day that they die:"Go away. I never knew you, you workers of iniquity."
Have you found Jesus Christ? Have you repented, turned away from sin, accepted Him as the Master of your life? Have you been baptized in water for the washing off of your sin and have you received the baptism in the Holy Spirit, Christ living in you? Do you live your life to please Him and do you follow and obey Him every day? Are you following the narrow way? Is Jesus Christ your life?
There is only one way to enter into the kingdom of heaven and to have eternal life and that WAY is Jesus Christ. Do you know Him and are you following Him?
May Jesus bless you.