Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Do You Qualify?

Do You Qualify?

Scriptures:  Revelation 20 v 12; 14-15:
"And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.  And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." 

People often assume that because they were christened as babies and attend a church, sometimes just Easter and Christmas, that they have fulfilled all requirements to enter Heaven when they die. Others assume that because they are wonderful humanitarians giving millions to needy charities that they will be welcome in Heaven.  Still others who are extremely religious expect that very traditional religious behaviour to be full qualifications for Heaven.

When you apply for employment your references and qualifications are thoroughly checked. God will check your qualifications too so you need to be absolutely sure of your standing with Him before you pass away from this world.

On the Day of Judgment when all will stand before the Righteous Judge and the books are opened, we will stand in plain garments unable to hide behind our elaborate religious costumes. We will not be hidden by our big bank  account or worldly fame. It will mean nothing on that day. All our self-achievements will be discarded.

Those who are born again Christians, baptized in water, living lives of humble obedience to Jesus, and doing the will of the Father, have their names written in the Lamb's Book of life. They have already been judged when they confessed their sins to the Father and accepted the righteousness of Jesus Christ. They are forgiven of all sin and by grace (God's undeserved favour) will enter Heaven without appearing before the Judge. They have the right qualifications.

God will not ask you how successful you were in business; whether you were a brilliant surgeon saving many lives; a good housewife and mother; or a top sportsman. He will ask only two questions - Do you know My Son Jesus Christ? And Did you obey Him?  Your answer will determine your eternal destination.

As you read these words please assess yourself in the light of them. Jesus said about Himself - I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father except through Me. If you are trying in every other way to be in Heaven when you die you will have all eternity to regret your choice.

Think of the true story of Lazarus and the Rich Man. It was not a parable. Lazarus was a poor beggar near the home of this rich man. When the ungodly rich man died and then Lazarus died, the rich man was in the flames of Hell and Lazarus was in Abraham's Bosom or Paradise where the faithful souls stayed until the Cross gave them passage to Heaven.

The rich man could see Lazarus and begged him to dip his finger in water so one drop could cool his tongue. He begged him to send word to his family to believe in God to avoid this torment. Lazarus was unable to do any of these things.

Our God is not an amalgamation of Buddha, Hindu, Freemason, Confucius, Moonie, Mormon, Jehovah's Witnesses,  Babylonian, mythological gods, Roman Catholic Mary goddess, all the dead saints, Voodoo, sorcery or any other ancestral spirit of dead fathers or chiefs. These all belong to this world system headed by the prince of this world, Satan who was Lucifer the Archangel, who fell from Heaven.  Saint Christopher cannot protect you. Prayers to dead saints is spiritualism. Be not deceived open your eyes and hearts to the truth.  

Our God is the Creator of all things visible and invisible who sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to save the sinners who wanted eternity in Heaven.  There is no other name but Jesus; nor any other god who can save us.  He is preparing every soul to have one last opportunity to be qualified for Heaven.

Today you can choose your eternal pathway. If you find you have been on the wrong road you can do a u-turn onto the strait and narrow way that leads to life. I did it 41 years ago and found it the most amazing experience of my life. No regrets at all. I am just one on a journey passing through this world but no longer part of it.

My mission in life is to keep as many people as I can reach face to face, or through social media, from being ignorant of the qualifications for Heaven. They are a free gift and cannot be earned. You cannot add anything to the requirements by your own effort but it is a commitment to follow the Lamb wherever He leads you. He died to ratify God's will for us. We inherit His legacy of righteousness.

Remember all who live Godly lives in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. Jesus said they will hate us without cause because they hate what He stands for.  Those who hate Christians and separate them from their circle, will stand before God on Judgment Day and give an account to Him for it.  There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

If you rejoiced at this message you have the key to eternal life. If you are angry at these words you need to ask yourself why.  

Prayer: Father God we do so many strange things to appease You but only one thing do You hear - the cry of a repentant sinner. The only entrance fee to Heaven was paid by the Blood of Jesus Christ. Nothing else counts with You. Please open the hearts and minds of everyone to this truth. There are no archbishops, popes, nuns, or cardinals in the Body of Jesus Christ. So Father forgive us our arrogance and error that we may come as little children to You. Bring us out of the world's false religious system into Your glorious Kingdom. In Jesus' name. Amen.