Most people proclaim their goodness."
What do you think of this eye-opening WORD of SCRIPTURE," from Proverbs 16:4?"
Consider how it reads: The LORD has made all things for HIMSELF,
Yes, even the wicked for the Day of doom.
With that said, what are your thoughts on the "overturning" of "Roe vs Wade"? And knowing that JESUS CHRIST, is The WAY, The TRUTH, and The LIFE; are you pro-LIFE?"
Because knowing that it's The WORD of The LIVING GOD, that gives LIFE. "Who does one go directly against, when one is for the killing of babies in the womb?
And knowing that Proverbs 23:18-19 has these WORDS to say, "What will be the reward of one who condones the murder of the innocent, and votes in favor of it?"
Proverbs 23:18-19 assures us:
For surely there is a hereafter, and your HOPE will not be cut-off.
Hear, MY son, and be wise; And guide your heart in The WAY.
Guide your heart in The WAY? ❤️
Yes, for The WORD of The LIVING GOD, JESUS CHRIST." Is The WAY, that guides us with TRUTH, unto Everlasting LIFE."
An elderly gentleman spoke with me about HEAVEN.
And wanting to get to the bottom of what he Believed, regarding Everlasting LIFE."
'I asked the man, if he thought that he was a good person, and would his goodness, get him into HEAVEN?
To which he responded, by saying. Absolutely!"
His response brought to mind this SCRIPTURE from Proverbs 20:6🤔: Most men will proclaim each his own goodness, but who can find a FAITHFUL man.
[In other words, most people will say that they are good people;
but who can find a person, who Believes The WORD of The LIVING GOD."
So wanting to get to the bottom of what this man Believed, I asked the elderly gentleman, if he thought that his goodness would get HIM into HEAVEN?"
He responded, saying; I hope so!"
I then shared Mark 10:18 with him, and assured him, that The LORD makes it abundantly clear, that there is none "good," but only GOD!
So I then shared a few of the commandments with him, and asked him, if he had broken them." He then assured me, that he had broken all of them!"
I then told him, that that's how you know, if you're a good person. "By having kept the commandments of GOD!"
If not, we are simply sinners!"
I asked him, if he was aware of what 1st Corrinthians 6:9 declares?" He said," No, I don’t."
So I said to him, let me share it with you and get your thoughts on it.🤔: Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit The KINGDOM of GOD?
Do not be decieved. Neither fornicators, nor Idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit The KINGDOM of GOD.
And I assured him, that 1st Corrinthians🤔6:11 speaks to each of us, saying": And such were some of you. But you were WASHED, but you were SANCTIFIED, but you were JUSTIFIED in The NAME of The LORD JESUS and by The SPIRIT of our GOD.
Because we are each given this WORD of SCRIPTURE, and we recieve it, as TRUTH."
Our LORD wants us to “know what lies just ahead."
"It's paradise!" It's GLORY!"
It's the place that our LORD went to prepare for us, after entrusting us to share The GOSPEL story!"
Because we Trust in The WORD of The LIVING GOD, Beloved Brethren.
It's going to be a "WEDDING SUPPER," in the GLORIES of HEAVEN.”
Yet, how many really wish to attend?" Well, I was hoping that the elderly gentleman that I was ministering to, would also wish to attend.
So I continued my conversation with the gentleman, and asked him: “Do you Believe, that you would like to inherit HEAVEN?” He replied,
“I like a lot of activity. "HEAVEN sounds to "placid and boring to me!" He then said, I Believe that there’s a lot to do in Hell, and many of my friends will likely be there.”
Sadly, this man is not alone in thinking that an existence in Satan’s Hell, is a preferred destination.
😥 I’ve heard alot of people say, that they’d rather be in Hell because all their friends will be there, and it will probably be exciting."
One person even said, “If Hell is real, I don’t think it will be too bad. There will be a lot of interesting people there.” And after all, how bad can it be?"🤔
How bad can it be?" Horribly Bad!" But how can we convince people who are deceived in this way, and convince them that Hell, and its horrors, are to be avoided?"
How can we, Beloved?
Possibly by telling them of the realities of Hell, that are clearly depicted in Scripture.
Daniel 12:2, describes a place of “shame and everlasting contempt.”
Luke 16:23 talks about “torments,”
Matthew 8:12 describes “weeping and gnashing of teeth.” And Revelation 14:11 says there will be “no rest.”
How much better, to Believe The WORD of The LIVING GOD, and enter HIS REST?"
Yes, GOD'S REST, which is prepared for everyone who Trusts in CHRIST, and turns from doing the will of the powers of darkness.
Consider how Hebrews 3:14-19 clearly depicts GOD'S REST, which the unbelieving world, cannot enter."🤔 It reads like this: For we have become partakers of CHRIST if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end, while it is said, "Today, if you will hear HIS VOICE, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.
For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was it not all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses? Now with whom was HE angry forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness? And to whom did HE swear that they would not enter HIS REST, but to those who did not obey? So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
Because we Believe The WORD of The LIVING GOD.
Through repentance of sin, we embrace The WORD of The LIVING GOD. And HE Who is The TRUTH, has given us HIS WORD, that HE has gone to prepare a place for us!" Yes, a place for everyone who is a partaker of CHRIST, because we embrace The TRUTH of HIS WORD."
And embracing The TRUTH of GOD’S WORD, doesn’t allow us to think that Hell might be a good place.
But because people refuse to Believe GOD, and to do HIS will. "They face an eternity in Satan’s Hell, where it's sure to Horribly "reek, and have a bad smell!"
And so in Mathew 23:25-33 our LORD gives an example of this, by saying to some religious leaders: "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
For you cleanse the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and self-indulgence. Blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also. "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men's bones and all lawlessness. Even so you also appear RIGHTEOUS to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the RIGHTEOUS, and say, 'if we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.'
"Therefore you are witnesses against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers' guilt.
[Now consider The LORD'S rebuke, against these "religious, and unbelieving" men.]
Serpents, brood of vipers!
How can you escape the condemnation of Hell?
Right!" How can anyone escape the condemnation of Hell, if such a one, refuses to embrace The WORD of The LIVING GOD, JESUS CHRIST?"🤔
Our only SALVATION?"
Hell is a horrible place!"
And believe me, no one in their right mind, wants to go there!"
Not ever!" So let's pray that all would Believe GOD, and recieve The TRUTH of HIS WORD. Yes, and that there would be none, that are counted among the wicked, and the unbelieving!"
In JESUS MIGHTY NAME,