“And He will answer, ‘I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.’
And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous will go into eternal life.”
People who claim to be living for the King, going under the banner of Christian, use some of the Kingdom principles, but sometimes pick and choose what principles they follow as it suits them. Sometimes people are even so deceived that they will justify an immoral and perverse lifestyle, while still claiming to be a follower of Jesus the Christ. So I want to remind you, though you already know these things, that the Lord first rescued the nation of Israel from Egypt, but later He destroyed those who did not remain faithful. And I remind you of the angels who did not stay within the limits of authority God gave them but left the place where they belonged. God has kept them securely chained in prisons of darkness, waiting for the great day of judgment. And don’t forget Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring towns, which were filled with immorality and every kind of sexual perversion. Those cities were destroyed by fire and serve as a warning of the eternal fire of God’s judgment. Keep in mind, all of those angels, along with the devil, will suffer this same punishment. It is too late for those fallen angels, but while you have breath in your mortal body, you can turn your life around and accept King Jesus' invitation to have eternal life. The Lord God chose His Son to save mankind and give them eternal life, upon accepting His Son. ...so that everyone who believes in Him will have eternal life. “For this is how God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. But for those who fail to do so, it will be eternal punishment. Then the King will turn to those on the left and say, ‘Away with you, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his demons.
Are you aware of the time span of eternity? There is no end. Eternal life is our reward for embracing the King--the Lord God's Son--and His Kingdom message. When the Lord Jesus was praying to His Father, referring to Himself in the third person, read what was said: After saying all these things, Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son so he can give glory back to you. For you have given him authority over everyone. He gives eternal life to each one you have given him. And this is the way to have eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth. He was speaking of Himself.
Ambassador Paul was motivated by the prize of eternal life. He warned us to give priority to the Spirit, not the flesh, as many are doing in today's world. Those who are taught the word of God should provide for their teachers, sharing all good things with them.
Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. Your flesh is temporary; your spirit is eternal. Are you aware that those who embrace the King and His message have a new body waiting for them? Read what ambassador Paul said in his second letter to the Corinthians: For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. NKJV
Did you read that statement? "not made with hands, eternal in the heavens". Let us end with this statement from ambassador Paul concerning our new body, which he describes as a tent. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven, if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked. For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life. Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee. NKJV Yes, the Lord God has given us His Spirit as a guarantee!
"Lord Jesus, I'm tired of doing things my way. Forgive me of all my sins and unrighteousness. Fill me with your Holy Spirit and make me whole. Guide me, direct me and help me to grow in your Kingdom knowledge and fulfill the purpose for which I was placed on this earth. Thank you for dying for me and accepting me into your Kingdom. Amen."
Remember, your faith in the Lord Jesus the Christ is your greatest asset.
Matthew 25:44-46 Jude 1:5-7 John 3:15-16 Matthew 25:41
John 17:1-3 Galatians 6:7-8 2 Corinthians 5:1-5
all NLT, except where noted.
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