Thursday, August 30, 2012

Heaven is so Real



Heaven

 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. 4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. 
John 14:1-4 (KJV)

 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, 11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; 12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: 13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. 14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. 15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof. 16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal. 17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel. 18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass. 19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; 20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst. 21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass. 22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. 23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. 24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. 25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. 26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. 27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life. 
Rev 21:10-27 (KJV)

Is your name there? What a joy and privilege that the love of God has given us, don’t miss that place.

Too Late!

In heaven, it is too late to go to hell and in hell it will be to late to go to heaven.
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: Heb 9:27 (KJV)
 There is no repentance in the grave.
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reap what he sows. Gal. 6:7
Jesus Christ of Nazareth, who is the Son of God, having abandoned all he became flesh and blood, suffered much and was killed as a criminal. Despite the living proves of the effects in the name of the resurrected Christ in the miracles, signs and wonders evident everywhere which is undeniable, you keep shunning the word of God and persistently resist the prompting of Jesus at the door of your heart. Every time you are alive is to determine the position of your existence after death. No one can be accused by you for your action because you have a choice and a will. Each time that goes is a precious opportunity, who knows whereas, this is your last opportunity.
Many will regret for the eternity of their existence the choice they had made on this issue; rejecting salvation.
… “Today, if you hear his voice,
Do not harden your hearts
As you did in the rebellion.” Heb.3:15
You might not know the essence of salvation till you cannot get it again. No level of personal integrity or goodness can make you worthy of salvation. Only believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as you say this prayer from your heart.

Love


For God so love the world that He gave His One and Only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not out of His love perish but shall have eternal life. Jn. 3:16
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4:9-10 (KJV)

The bible in John 4:16b said “God is love” Have you responded to love? Have you responded to God? By judgment, you are already condemned, but out of His love He let go the Best Person He had; Jesus Christ. Can you estimate the reality of Divinity being encapsulated in a zygote in Mary’s womb? Can you estimate the creation killing its Creator? Can you fathom the Son of the Living God and the Master of the universe to die in the most humiliating and worst form available at the time He came? God crying, spat on, ridiculed by what was formed out of dust of the earth (men). All this was because He love you so much. Can anyone you know do such a thing for you considering the essence of the Son of God?
Respond to the love of God in Christ, God gave his life for your life, you deserve nothing less than death. Give him your life. REMEMBER, God said “My Spirit will not contend with man forever,…” Gen. 6:3
As has just been said:
“Today, if you hear His voice,
Do not harden your hearts
As you did in the rebellion.”  Heb. 3:15

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Rev 3:20 (KJV)

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. Romans 5:5 (KJV)
And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:16-18 (KJV)
And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. 16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it. 17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death. 1 John 5:15-17 (KJV)
Perfection is made possible in love. In the heart of a believer, two kinds of love try to fill the heart, The love of God and the love of the world. An acid test for the intensity of the love of God in our hearts is in the face of the word of judgment and sin. How do you react to judgment (of God) against sin? Is it in fear of being worthy of judgment or faith in the salvation of Christ?
Every unholy fear (fear of sin, Satan, sickness, death e.t.c ) is an indication of imperfection. To know God and to be perfect is to know love and be perfect through love. The love of Christ will keep you from the love of the world and the love of the world might keep you from the love of Christ.

Live above Sin


Is it possible to live above sin? Why is it that after all I have tried I still fall into sin? Dear brethren, it is possible to live above sin and that by your efforts alone you cant live above sin.
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. 18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Gal 5:16-18 (KJV)

This challenge of living above sin is one of the toughest fight of Christians such that many have given up. The toughness is become you are dealing with a part that you got from your parents; the flesh. When you became born-again, only your spirit which was dead due to the loss of connection to God that came alive in Christ. Your flesh was not changed or transformed, your mentality was not transformed so there tend to be an internal battle between two parts of you, your recreated spirit and your sinful flesh with your mind the decision maker in the centre. What a war to win.
The bible did not say, pray to God to help you not to sin or to stop you from sin but it says “… live by the spirit…”, to live above sin is only attainable when you live by the Spirit.
To live by the Spirit is to do what the Holy Spirit who is in you says i.e. to keep in step with the Spirit. Your will without the strength of the word is powerless against sin. Christ has called us and has redeemed us from sin and death, live above sin.

The Righteousness of Christ



But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: Romans 3:21-22 (KJV)

Do you think as a born-again Christian it is wrong to say you are righteous even as righteous as Christ is? Many Christians think they cant be righteous and in trying to please God become very sin conscious and are often under the condemnation and accusation of Satan. This kind of life impairs the Christian growth as they see God as one who is sensitive to faults to deal with them in judgment.
If through Adam’s disobedience, everyone became sinners by nature and deeds (including those who don’t commit the act of sin) then why can’t God make all righteous through the obedience of Jesus Christ to those who believe.

To those who believe, God imparts on them the righteousness of Christ i.e. there are as righteous of Christ and that gives them a right standing before God and access to the throne room. If you are born-again, you are not a sinner, because it is not through you work that you were saved but by faith and you are as righteous as Jesus Christ. Live above condemnation and sin consciousness and be Christ conscious.