Friday, March 3, 2017

The Delusion of Self Righteousness


Read these horrifically sobering words that the Lord Jesus will share with those in that Day when He comes to set up His Kingdom on earth (Matt 25:31-46).

"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity" (or lawlessness, Matt 7:21-23).

Read what also the Bible teaches about what will NOT be in God’s Holy Heaven.

"Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood (imperfect, unregenerate humanity) cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption" (1 Cor. 15:50).

"Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the Kingdom of God" (1 Cor. 6:9-10).

"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. 21:27).

"Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie" (Rev. 22:14-15).

Nothing that violates or transgresses Almighty God’s RIGHTEOUS ABSOLUTES will enter into God’s ETERNAL abode. My friend, we are doomed if left to our merits and godless unregenerated state. The Apostle Paul (Saul of Tarsus) cried out, "O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?" (Romans 7:24).

The Apostle Peter cried, "Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord" (Luke 5:8b).

Isaiah exclaimed, Then said I, "Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts" (Isaiah 6:5).

However real and bad the condition of man is, dear reader, the Bible contains this wonderful promise:

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved" (John 3:16-17).

"Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father" (Gal. 1:4).

"For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit" (1 Peter 3:18).

"And he is the propitiation (satisfaction for the righteous demands of Almighty God) for our sins: and not for our's only, but also for the sins of the whole world" (1 John 2:2).

"For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth" (Romans 10:4).

Only in Christ is found the RIGHTEOUSNESS that we so desperately need to enter into Almighty God’s Holy and Perfect Heaven. We can NEVER illegally enter into Almighty God's holy Heaven. It is only through God’s Son that we have forgiveness of sins and fellowship with God the Father. It is in Christ that we have true sonship (John 1:12; Gal. 3:26) and citizenship (Eph. 2:19; Philip. 3:20) in God’s glorious righteous Heaven FOREVER (Rev 22:5).

We can NEVER illegally enter Almighty God's holy Heaven. It is only through God’s Son that we have forgiveness of sins and fellowship with God the Father.

That no flesh should glory in His presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption (1 Cor. 1:29-30). Do you know the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior? It is ONLY through the Messiah of Israel alone that we have a bold access into the presence of God and gain valid citizenship into His RIGHTEOUS Heaven. My friend, be sure that you are trusting in Almighty God’s Son as ONLY taught in the Holy Scriptures, for your ETERNAL destiny depends on it. Place your trust in Him today. You will NEVER be the same!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

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