Monday, February 13, 2017

Heaven’s Immigration Policy


America is divided over the matter of immigration and over the question of who should be allowed to enter the country. Some believe that almost anyone should be allowed to enter the country, with very few restrictions. Others believe that it is a national security risk to have open borders and they do not want foreigners entering our country unless they have been very carefully vetted. They believe that welcoming new citizens into our nation should only happen through the legal process, and that people should not enter illegally. When it comes to the heavenly country (Heb. 11:14), the living God exercises extreme vetting. While the Savior has compassion on all, yet only those who accept His gracious invitation are made fit and allowed to enter (Col. 1:12; 1 Cor. 6:11). A perfect righteousness is required (Matt. 5:20; Rom. 10:2-4, 1 Cor. 1:30).  No one will see that land unless they are born again (John 3:3,5). No person will ever inhabit the ETERNAL city unless he is a proper citizen of heaven (Phil. 3:20 where “conversation” means “citizenship”).  
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No one will see that land unless they are born again. No person will ever inhabit the ETERNAL city unless he is a proper citizen of heaven!
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Also, God is not opposed to having a great wall and gates in the new Jerusalem: “And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates” (Rev. 21:12). God’s people will enjoy perfect security, the Lord Himself providing the protection: “Violence shall no more be heard in thy land...but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise” (Isa. 60:18). There are many bad characters who are absolutely denied entrance: “And there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie” (Rev. 21:27; compare 21:8). The redeemed ones who enter are properly registered, having their names in the Lamb’s book of life (Rev. 21:27). May we rejoice that our names are written in heaven (Luke 10:20).
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Do you know the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior in ETERNAL TRUTH and REALITY? Dear friend, if not, be sure that you do, for your ETERNAL citizenship in Almighty God's ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Heaven absolutely depends on it! It is Almighty God's ETERNAL desire that you be with Him FOREVER clothed in RIGHTEOUSNESS to enjoy Him and His ETERNAL country (John 14:1-6, Rev. 21, 22:1-5)! May it be so!
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The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!
GWZ/ DJP I.F.

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