The True Gospel of Jesus Christ

Inherit the Kingdom of heaven as joint-heir with Christ.

 

 

"Mark 16:15 preach the gospel to every creature. Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded: Revelation 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega .. 14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, .. they .. have right to the tree of life, and .. enter .. the city."

I am a retired pastor of the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.

If we love and obey God with reverential fear, we will be made born of God with his seed abiding in us, and we will overcome all sins.

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Chant the name of Jesus or confess the name of Jesus to enter heaven is very easy. If this is the way, we all will be in heaven. But Jesus says that, it will be the wide gate and broad way; and it will lead to destruction, but not to heaven. We know that it is too difficult to become a joint-heir with Jesus Christ in heaven. It demands true dedication. However, it is possible to become the join-heirs with Jesus Christ according to the word of God. "Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together."

1. What prevents us to inherit the Kingdom?

Jesus Christ says in Matthew 23:13 "woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in." Jesus Christ called the leaders of the temple as hypocrites and said that they are the one that caused the kingdom to be shut against people. Church situation have not changed, and it is same even today. Jesus Christ says in Mark 9:47 "if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:" Pluck out the eyes is a figure of speech. Yet, Jesus Christ points out the importance to pull out our sins from us, in order to enter his kingdom.

Christians generally have confidence about going to heaven. They will not study the Bible. Even if they study, they will buy a Study Bible, which is written by a famous preacher. And, they study the comments as the Bible. Or, they listen to preachers, and take their preaching as the word of God. So, practically Christians do not know the word of God. They are totally ignorant, but they think that they know it all. So, they are easy prey to the devil, who is Satan. Satan will not come as a scary monster; but he always comes in pleasure, convenience, comfort, luxury, prestige, easy money, status in church, being a hypocrite, flattery, deception, exploiting others, and by doing such things. They will not look at sin as poison that kills their eternal life; but they take sin as a little breach that God does not mind. But God will eternally destroy them by his wrath.

What does scripture says about sin? Galatians 5 says: "19) Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20) Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21) Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God." Those who have these sins will not go to heaven. It is scripture, which is the word of God. The sin list is also given in a few more places. 2 Thessalonians 1 says: "8) In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 9) Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction." If we do not obey Jesus Christ, he will take vengeance on the judgment day. Galatians 6:7 says: "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."

2. What must we do to inherit the kingdom?

If a high school student takes a project of a postgraduate, he will be overwhelmed and give up his studies. Instead, he must concentrate on what is given to him, so that he graduates high school, and then get into college studies. Matthew 25:21 says, "His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord." So, be humble. Proud people think that they know it all and they become prey to deceivers. Galatians 3 says: "24) Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25) But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster." Let us begin with easy things first. First of all, let us receive the holy spirit, that is to be born again. Then, we will obey the laws of God, even the ten commandments. Let this obedience to the law, brings us to the law of the spirit, which is of the higher status, which is of Jesus Christ. His commandments are in the books of gospels, epistles, and Revelation. But we need to be in the spirit to discern them. There is a fake movement to think that whatever comes to our mind is the commandments of Jesus. Reject that move since that is from Satan. If we are guided by the spirit and by the word of God, then we will be under the commandments of Jesus Christ. If we obey them, then we will be sons of God to inherit the kingdom of God. We may even become Joint-heirs with Jesus Christ. "Revelation 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne." The overcomers will inherit all things in heaven including the glory of God. "Revelation 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son." This is the promise of God.

3. How do we Grow step by step in the Lord?

A. Be born of the Water; it is by the Word of God.

Jesus Christ says that a person must be born again, born of water, and born of the Spirit, in order to enter in the kingdom of God. It is in John 3:3&5. Born of the spirit means this: As our soul received a flesh body as we are born, our souls must receive spirit bodies; this is called born again or born of the spirit. Born of water means, that a person must be washed by the word of God, as our bodies are washed by water. "John 3:8 says, that the holy spirit will guide us in life mysteriously in the way of God. Jesus Christ tells us in "John 14:15, If ye love me, keep my commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever." The Comforter is the Holy Ghost, who is the third person in God. As we obey God's commandments, the Holy Ghost will protect us and guide us. Then, we will enter the kingdom of God. If you are interested to study the details of born again, please click on this link. Link is: "Born Again."

B. We must Exceed the Righteousness of Preachers.

Jesus Christ tells us in "Matthew 5:20, For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven." This appears to be scary. But it is an easy one, since the scribes and Pharisees were ungodly hypocrites. If we love God and obey him, our righteousness will exceed their righteousness, since they do not have righteousness. They do rituals and ceremonies and follow temple rules, but those belongs to the temple. God has rejected them. However, we must take this as a caution. If we are zealous for the Lord, learn the truth and live according to the truth; then we will not follow the preachers, but we will exceed their righteousness.

C. Sons of God purify themselves as He is pure.

2 Corinthians 11 says: "2) For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. 3) But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ." In the above verse, "the simplicity that is in Christ" is taught as his simple godly love, which readily accepts any sinner unto himself, who believes that he is the Son of God and believes in his death, burial, and resurrection. It appears to be simple and acceptable. But the verses say something else. Verse 2 says that the Holy Ghost with godly jealousy want to present this bride as a chaste virgin to Jesus Christ. The simplicity in Jesus is to accept ONLY a chaste virgin and not an adulterous woman, who simply believes something great about the Bride Groom. Ephesians 5 says, "26) That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27) That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish." Here we see that Jesus will make his bride spotless. 1 John 3:3 says, "And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure." The bride will keep herself pure as Jesus Christ is pure. The wrong teaching will encourage the people to believe great and marvelous things about Jesus Christ, but not to obey him to keep themselves pure. It is a very subtle deception and almost all Christians fall a victim to this deception. Please escape it and become pure.

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