Vol. I Issue 2 September 21, 1997
In the New Testament there are eighteen references to the Christian's inheritance. We have a promise of an inheritance that far exceeds any inheritance that is available on this earth. In Paul's letter to the Ephesians, he expounds on the fact that we have an inheritance that comes equipped with a earnest which is called the Holy Ghost. Those who have ever experienced the Holy Ghost know that they have something that far exceeds anything that this world has to offer.Ephesians 1:4-14
In verse 4 of the above citation, we are told that we have been chosen from before the world was even formed. We have been predestinated from the very beginning of time. This does not mean as some think that we have no choice, for God is not limited to the constraints of time like we are. In the Spiritual world time is irrelevant. The concept of time is based solely on our experience. But with God, who is not constrained by time like us, knows the end from the beginning.Isaiah 46:10
God is not constrained by time and he knows what choices that we will make prior to us making them. He may have seen us in the same instance of time many times over replicating the same decisions over and over again. Therefore the Bible can say that we are predestinated for the Lord knows what our decision will be when we reach the moment of decision. Though the Lord would like for us to choose one way over the other, he still knows what our choice will be, for he has seen our choice already.
Not only are we predestinated for salvation, but we have been adopted by Jesus Christ and we are His heir. The Lord has seen fit that we will make the choice to believe in Him, and that we will grow in grace in the Lord Jesus Christ. It is His good pleasure and will that we have been chosen from before the foundation of the world to choose Him as our Lord and Saviour.
Jesus has seen to it that we have redemption through His own precious blood and we have salvation through Him. There is no other way to enter into heaven than through the Lord Jesus Christ. It is Jesus that has made us his heirs. It is Jesus that has put the desire in out heart to serve Him. It is Jesus that has given us His Holy Spirit as an earnest of the coming of our real inheritance.
And that precious inheritance is spending eternity with the Lord Jesus Christ in Heaven. To forever be with the Lord, and we cannot fathom to imagine what the Lord has prepared for them that love and seek after Him. And that reward is for them that love Him and His appearing.1 Corinthians 2:9
Now is the time to make your election and calling sure. Today is the day of salvation. For no matter what people say about those who have deceased, everyone will be judged by the righteous judge Jesus Christ. The Bible says that there will be no adulterers, whoremongers and etc in heaven.1 Corinthians 6:9-10
Look at this list, and examine yourselves to see if you are prepared to enter in the kingdom of heaven. If you are not prepared to enter into heaven now is the time to repent and ask Jesus to come into your heart. Now is the time to seek the Lord with all of your heart and tell Jesus that you are sorry for the life that you have lead. Now is the time to open up your heart to the Lord and if you do, He will come in and sup with you.
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