God divides Us in two Groups; One to Heaven, Other to Hell.



"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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1. Neither Jews, Nor Christians; But they are who Obey God.

Every person in the world is given a heart and conscience in the mind that reflect the laws of God. The person may choose to obey or not to obey them. It is their choice. Romans 2: "14) For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: 15) Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another; 16) In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel." Romans were Gentiles. At that time, it was Jews and Gentiles; and now, it is Christians and Non-Christians. Christians have the bible. Christians may obey or disobey the commands of God from the bible, and the Non-Christians obey or disobey the laws of God from their conscience. At the final judgment, Jesus Christ will cast the disobedient people into eternal fire, and rewards the obedient people in heaven. "25) For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision." It is good for Jews or Christians if we obey the word of God; but if we don't obey them, God will reject us from him. "26) Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision? 27) And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee..." This is mind boggling. God gives conscience to everybody, and if Non-Christians obey God by the conscience, that is by nature, God will consider them as true Christians, and they are godly. So, for God; whoever obey him are true Christians, and whoever do not obey him are Non-Christians. Please notice, verse 16 says that it is for final judgment. "1 Corinthians 7:19 says: "Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God." Being religious, or observing Christianity or Judaism, will not profit. God rewards the Obedient, irrespective of religion, and they inherit heaven.

2. The Righteous do good, inherit kingdom; Others in the Fire.

Matthew 25 says: "31) When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:" This is his second coming for the final judgment, and Jesus Christ will sit on the throne as the Judge with all glory. "32) And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: 33) And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left." Jesus Christ will divide the people in two groups. They will neither be Jews and Gentiles; nor Christians and Non-Christians; but they will be sheep on the right and goats on the left. "34) Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35) For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36) Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37) Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?" Then Jesus replied in "40) ... Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." So, the righteous people who were doing good works in helping the least of people, who are poor and weak, were the sheep on the right hand, they were the blessed people, and they will inherit the kingdom of God. "41) Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:" So, unrighteous people, who have not done good works, are cursed; and they will be pushed into everlasting fire, which is prepared for the devil and for the evil spirits. The Righteous people were doing good works in obedience to God. They inherit heaven. It is the judgment of the entire world. If you live by the cliché that "you are not saved by works", you will not do good; and you will be in the lake of fire. Jesus Christ told this.

3. Two Men Prayed; One is in Paradise, the Other is in hell.

We all have heard the story of the thief on the cross; but there were two of them. Both were crucified on the cross with Jesus. Both will be killed before the night fall, because of the Sabbath. At this predicament, let us notice their prayers. Luke 23:39) "And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us." Jesus was also dying, and so he was not sure whether he was Christ or not. So, he prayed "If thou be Christ, save thyself." It is to prove whether he is Christ or not. This portion of prayer will not apply to us, since we know he is Christ. The next part of prayer is to save their life on earth. What will you pray if you are in such a predicament? Think to yourself. "40) But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?" The other man rebuked him; it seems that he had the fear of God. "41) And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss." He said that their punishment was just according to their law for their crime. It indicates that he has become a righteous man. At this point, please do not look at him as a criminal; he has been converted, and a sinner being saved, and has become righteous. "42) And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom." Now, as a righteous and god-fearing man; he saw Jesus in the Spirit, as a king coming into the kingdom of God. He prayed to remember him at the time when he will be the king. This is Spiritual reality. When Christians study this portion, they just glide through it as a part of the story. They fail to see the Spiritual reality in this. "43) And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise." Jesus Christ told him that he will be in paradise, which is the first level in heaven, since he was just converted and has not done any works for rewards. I know that we all will pray that God should take us to heaven in case we die. But please notice; before this man pray to Jesus, he has rebuked his friend, admitted his sin, accepted his lawful punishment, converted to righteousness, and so on; and then only, he prayed to Jesus for eternal life and it was granted to him. Prayer is easy; and anybody will pray. But, how about the conviction, repentance, and conversion, before our prayers?

4. Spiritual Christians follow Christ; Religious Christians join a Church.

God chose Israel as his people. Deuteronomy 11 says: "26) Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; 27) A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day: 28) And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day," God put Israel on the pedestal for the world to see that obedience is the source of blessings. When Israel obeyed God, they were blessed; and when Israel disobeyed God, God destroyed them to the extent that even their temple was destroyed. "Matthew 28:18 Jesus came and spake unto them (his disciples), saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world." Jesus did not call his disciples as a family, group or society as he has called Israel; but he called them one by one. He gave them commandments and told them to preach the commandments to the world, promised them that he will be with them until the end of the world. 1 Peter 2:21 says "For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:" So, we are called to follow the steps of Jesus Christ in our lives. Acts 11:26 says: "… And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch." The disciples lived like Christ, and so, they were called Christians. Now, all who join a church are Christians; their families, their society, their group, all are Christians. If you call yourself a Christian, then you are a Christian. Acts 2:47 says "... the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved." God adds only those, who may be saved, to the church. They are spiritual Christians. Now, we join ourselves in a church, and we are religious Christians. So, we have two kinds of Christians; One is by God, they follow Christ; and the other belongs to church, they follow the church. God is Spirit; resurrected Jesus Christ is Spirit; the Holy Ghost is Spirit; God's church is Spiritual people; and they will inherit the kingdom of God. But the religious people in churches cannot inherit the kingdom of God. So, be born of the Spirit and follow Christ. God will join you in his church, and you will become a true spiritual Christian. Then, you will inherit God's kingdom.

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