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            The Gift everyone needs is offered to everyone—but the Gift must be accepted by a choice.  We must desire the Gift and if we will, Jesus says John 6:37 “I will in no wise cast out.”  John 3:17 “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  Salvation is a gift beyond any human value system.

            Every gift—every blessing—and every answer to prayer received from God in the Bible, He is obligated to give to us today—health, healing, protection, provisions, peace within, being righteous through faith, and eternal life as the greatest gift Malachi 3:6 “For I am the LORD, I change not.”  There is an eternal existence for every soul—and only the Bible explains how that can be Heaven. 

            There are only two destinations—Heaven is where we enjoy eternal happiness with God and His Son; and the other is Hell where Revelation 14:11 “the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night.”  Jesus said it is Matthew 25:41 “everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.”  God’s Truth from God’s Word must be known and lived.

            It is not possible to describe the torment and agony in Hell, but it is real; and it is where most people go—because most of the world’s population will not believe God’s Son; they will not repent of their sins; and they will not live by faith in an unseen God, so they refuse His Gift of a Savior.

            The man tormented in the flames, and just wanting a drink Luke 16, shows how horrible the suffering is, and how serious living God’s Truth is.  Added to the man’s anguish would be his family joining him.  There could not be a worse fate, but it could have been avoided, and the outcome so different—with his loved ones joining him in Heaven—if they had been shown a right example of faith in Christ—but the man never showed his family that example!

            Suffering in this world is temporary, but suffering in Hell is eternal!  We must be prepared here—by God—who wants to give everyone the greatest of Gifts!  The only opportunity we have for the necessary spiritual work to be done in our heart, is right here in this life.  If we are not prepared here, there is no other place, and no other way to escape the flames.  Hebrews 9:27 “It is appointed to men once to die, but after this the judgment.”

            Satan wants everyone be unprepared for eternity—by hindering spiritual progress.  He will use any person, any influence, or any false doctrine to achieve that evil intention.  God can show us the importance of spiritual growth, and of how many delusions Satan has today.  The true Gospel of Christ is about being ready for Heaven—what a calling and what a Gift—just by faith in the living God!

            If this life is the only place to be prepared for Heaven, then we must live in such a way that gives access to it—by trusting God.  Ephesians 5:15-16 “Therefore be very careful how you live and act.  Let it not be as [fools], but as wise.  Buy up your opportunities [redeeming the time], for these are evil times.”  We must take advantage of every lesson God gives on trusting Him.  This life is our only chance for being ready to receive the greatest gift of eternal life! 

            Jesus died on the cross and rose to life to deliver us from the devil’s power, and to restore the blessings lost through Adam’s rebellion.  The resurrection of Christ enables us to have peace, health, healing, protection, and victory over Satan.  Any teaching that does not explain about the power of the Blood overcoming the power of the devil, would hinder our preparation for Heaven.

            God has not changed; Jesus is the same, and His Atonement Blood still provides health, healing, protection, provisions, peace, and victory over Satan.  The Holy Spirit is present to inspire faith in us to put our trust on God.  This life is where we are made ready for the next.

            A righteous standing before God is critical—and is possible by a believing faith in the Blood of Christ.  That Blood sacrifice provides healing without drugs; finances without government checks; and answers to prayer concerning the home, our employment, or any other issue.

            God’s Gift is for everyone on earth, and since He cannot change Malachi 3:6; James 1:17; there is no preference shown to anyone of any nation or language Ephesians 6:9.  Whatever God did in the Bible, He would have to do today—when His easy conditions of faith and trust on Him are met Acts 3:16.

            It is just as spiritually fatal to believe the lie of the devil that God has changed in the 21st century, as it was for the Jews to reject the divinity of Christ in the 1st century.  Accepting false teaching will lead us to the wrong destination.  Satan tries to convince people that God does not do things for them today.  Adam’s sin was rejecting the Truth and accepting the lie.

            The devil has convinced most people in the world that God has changed.  The root of all sins is to ignore God and go our own way.  The worst thing we could believe is that God has changed—because His Word says He cannot change.  Believing that God has changed, would seriously hinder our faith in Christ, and our hope of Heaven—the Gift can be refused.

            Isaiah 30:9 “These are rebellious people, deceitful children, children unwilling to listen to the LORD’s instruction.”  Jeremiah 13:10 “These wicked [evil] people, who refuse to listen to my words, who follow the stubbornness of their hearts and go after other gods to serve and worship them, will be like this belt—completely useless!”

            To enter Heaven, everyone will have to accept an unchanged God; an unchanged Christ; an unchanged Holy Spirit; and an unchanged Atonement for sin—because a changed God is no God at all.  There is no excuse for anyone to believe, or for any church to teach, that God has changed, because the Bible says He has not changed, because He cannot change.

            Everyone will choose what teaching they think is right.  The right choice is to believe God, and to prove in our own life that what He did for His children in the Bible, He will do for His children today—Hebrews 13:8.  Believing the devil’s lie, seriously hinders spiritual growth.

            2 Corinthians 4:3-4 “If our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost [on the way to perdition]: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine to them.”

            Believing what the devil lies, instead of believing what the Bible says, has robbed millions of what Jesus died on the cross to give them—things in this life and eternity in the next.  If there is no repentance; no forsaking of sin; or no change of heart, they will go to that horrible place called Hell—and most likely see their relatives there—with no one to blame but themselves.

            The spiritual conditions that must be met to be ready for Heaven, have been forgotten; rejected; or refused by the majority of people.  Most believe that if they are reasonably honest; if they live a respectable moral life; if they profess belief in the historical facts of the Bible, they will enter Heaven—but the Gift that God is offering, converts [transforms] the heart within!

            No one can be preached into heaven—we either meet the conditions that qualify us for God’s kingdom, or we do not meet them.  The qualifications for eternal life are presented in the Word of God; but the majority of people do not read those words—and even if they do read them, they do not accept its teaching, nor live by it—God’s greatest Gift is simply ignored!

            The three qualifications for eternal life are—1 conversion by rebirth; 2 a surrender of our life to God; and 3 spiritual growth under the teaching of the Holy Spirit—Who will guide us John 16:13 “into all truth;” 1) True Conversion; 2) Real Surrender; 3) Spiritual Growth!

            A rebirth is not a guaranteed admittance into Heaven, but it is a first, and very important step in our preparation for it.  John 3:3 “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”  The old self that will not trust God for anything, must be replaced with a new attitude that will trust God in faith for everything.  The Gift is free—we just need to believe it; accept it; and live it!

            Only one thing counts in being prepared—Galatians 6:15 “a new creature [renewed nature].”  Anyone who is a new creature will realize how valuable the Gift of God is, and how wrong the teaching is—of most churches today—like the delusion of Once Saved; Always Saved.  Meeting the qualifications for eternal life hinges on what happens after our rebirth—what direction our life takes—whether we keep trusting God in faith after we say we accept His Gift—of a Savior.

            A born-again believer does not oppose Bible teaching, but accepts Bible doctrine.  Just accepting Bible facts, however, does not qualify anyone for Heaven; but actually believing what the Blood of Christ does, and then living by faith in that Atonement for sin, will qualify us.  Authentic faith is—James 2:22 “[Abraham’s] faith was co-operating with his actions, and that by his actions his faith was perfected.”  God considered Abraham righteous; so God will consider anyone else righteous.

            John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever [is believing] in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  To believe in Jesus, is to believe that through faith in His Blood, our sins are forgiven, and our prayers will be answered.  It means enjoying good health; being delivered from oppression; having the Holy Spirit; being blessed with enough money—and all by a trusting and believing faith in the Atonement Blood of Christ.

            We are truly forgiven when we sincerely confess to God.  Proverbs 28:13 “He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.”  1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 

            God always forgives when we truly confess, because He promises to do that.  The Gift of the Savior is offered to everyone!  The Holy Spirit will inspire faith in us to believe that this forgiveness is a true fact, based on the authority of God’s Word and through the merit of the precious Blood of Christ.  That is our preparation for Eternal Life—and that is the greatest Gift ever offered!