Updated: Jul 7, 2022
Do you remember reading these WORDS from Hebrews 9:27?": And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgement.
[Do you remember?"] And if so? Do you often consider that one day, we will each be judged by GOD? Yes!" We will each, stand before GOD," and give an account of our obedience to HIS WORD." Many people try and place such thoughts in the back of their mind, and keep them their, just as long as they possibly can!"
But The TRUTH, is," we all have to face that Day, so we
would all do well, to keep the thought of that Day, front and center."
So "why should we live like JESUS now since we will become like HIM when we get to HEAVEN?"
What about, because of the great LOVE with which our FATHER has LOVED us?" Consider how 1st John 3:1-3 reveals such an amazing LOVE, saying: Behold what manner of LOVE The FATHER has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of GOD. Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know HIM. Beloved, now we are children of GOD; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when HE is revealed, we shall be like HIM, for we shall see HIM as HE is. And everyone who has this Hope in him, purifies himself, just as HE is PURE.
[And just how, do we purify ourselves?"
By the washing of WATER by The WORD of The LIVING GOD.
Consider how Ephesians 5:26-27 puts it": that HE might SANCTIFY and CLEANSE her with the washing of WATER by The WORD, that HE might present her to HIMSELF a GLORIOUS Church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be HOLY and without blemish.
That's GOD'S cleansing system, Beloved, for HIS future Bride?"
And so, "why be like JESUS now, if we will be like HIM when we get to HEAVEN?"
And here's the answer."
In Luke 6:46 The LORD, asks everyone, who calls HIM, LORD, with the mouth. "But not, with their obedience."
A strict question!"
But why do you call ME, 'LORD, LORD,' and do not do the things which I say?
["So why be like JESUS now," when it’s easier to just be ourselves? Well, because there's coming a Day," when we will hear The LORD, say to many: "Depart from ME, I never knew you."
For JESUS CHRIST, being The WORD of The LIVING GOD."
Is HE, Who knows everyone, who does according to The WORD of GOD."
Yes!" Even as HE knows," those who have absolutely no interest," in obeying The WORD of The LIVING GOD. And so, when we finally see HIM, and stand in HIS PRESENCE." We will each, give an account, as to whether or not, we trusted GOD'S WORD and report, about the finished work of The Cross of HIS Son, for the remission of sins.
And then, as proof of our repentance. We each turned from sin, and doing the will and desires of the powers of darkness. And we embraced obedience," to The WORD of The LIVING GOD." Or, as Paul put it, whether or not we have built on HIM [CHRIST,] The WORD of The LIVING GOD, that reveals the finished work of The Cross of CHRIST, to wash us of our sins."] as our foundation to build on, with “gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, or straw.” Consider 1st Corrinthians 3:11-17 reveals this, by saying: For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is JESUS CHRIST. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one's work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one's work, of what sort it is. If anyone's work which he has built endures, he will recieve a reward. If anyone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be SAVED, yet so as through fire. Do you not know that you are the Temple of GOD and that The SPIRIT of GOD dwells in you? If anyone defiles the Temple of GOD,
GOD will destroy him.
For the Temple of GOD is HOLY, which Temple you are.
Everything we do, to advance The KINGDOM of GOD, like contribute to HIS church, serve the poor and needy, and promote SALVATION, through FAITH in the finished work of The Cross of CHRIST."
Is to partake in RIGHTEOUSNESS and JUSTICE, just as HE did.
And so, in Acts 17:30 The WORD of The LIVING GOD, admonishes, each of us, saying: Truly, these times of ignorance GOD overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because HE has appointed a Day on which HE will judge the world in RIGHTEOUSNESS by The Man Whom HE has ordained.
HE has given assurance of this to all by raising HIM from the dead.
Everyone who promotes the finished work of The Cross of CHRIST, for the remission of sins." Is building on GOD'S ROCK Solid Foundation, with materials that will survive the fire of GOD’S judgment."
However, there's a flip side to that coin." Everyone who is building with things that reflect our "fallen ways," and living only to advance oneself, and the ways of the world. Will one day, turn to see their very best works, and watch them burn into a pile of ashes, right before the "consuming fire" of The Eye's of The LORD."
I don’t know about you," but I’d rather follow the instructions of The LIVING GOD, now, and be like JESUS, FOREVER"
Rather than to be rejected later, by the same WORD of GOD, whom most of humanity, reject, and refuse to embrace."
How do I know?"
Mathew 7:13 clearly reveals it, saying: "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.
Because narrow is the gate and difficult is The WAY which leads to LIFE, and there are few who find it.
[And so, I ask you, Beloved." Do we LOVE "JESUS CHRIST," enough, to live like HIM?" For just the thought of standing before my LORD, and my work becoming a heap of ashes, is simply "unbearable!"
And so, I pray, Beloved, that we would each consider GOD'S WORD and admonition, from Revelation 16:15 :
Behold, I AM coming as a thief.
Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.
And so without any shame, let us walk in the Authority that been given us, through Luke 10:19-20": Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your name's are written in HEAVEN.