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            Every gift—every blessing—and all answers to prayer believers received from God in the Bible, He is obligated to give to us today—health, healing, protection, provisions, peace in our homes, righteousness, and eternal life Malachi 3:6 “For I am the LORD, I change not.”  There is an eternal existence for every living soul—and only the Bible explains how that can be Heaven. 

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

            It is not possible to describe the torment; the agony, and suffering in Hell, but it is real; and it is where most people go—because the majority 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.

            The man tormented in the flames, and asking for—but not receiving any relief Luke 16, shows how horrible the suffering is, and how serious faith in God is.  Added to his anguish would be his family eventually 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 believing faith in Christ, the man could have given—but he never showed them that.

            Suffering in the world is over at some point—but the next suffering never ends!  We must be prepared here—by God—who wants to give everyone, everlasting life.  The only opportunity we have for this spiritual work to be done, is right now in this life.  If we are not prepared here, there is no other place, and no other way to escape the horrible fate of the rebellious.  Hebrews 9:27 “It is appointed to men once to die, but after this the judgment.”

            Satan is trying his best to have us be unprepared for eternity—by hindering spiritual progress.  He will use any person, any influence, or any wrong teaching to achieve that wicked objective.  If we have been enlightened by God to understand the importance of spiritual growth, we will also see the many delusions Satan has today.  The true Gospel of Christ is about being ready for Heaven—teaching us that believing faith in the living God is a must issue.

            If this life is the only place to be prepared for Heaven, then we must live in a way that would give access to it—by trusting in faith on an unseen 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 redeem the time and take advantage of every lesson on trusting God in faith.  This life is our only chance for being ready for the next. 

            Jesus died on the cross and rose to life to deliver us from the devil’s power, and to restore the blessings lost through rebellion.  The resurrection of Christ enables us to have peace, righteousness, health, 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 eternal life.

            God has not changed; Jesus is the same, and His Atonement Blood still provides healing, health, protection, provisions, peace, and victory over the devil.  The Holy Spirit is present and He will inspire faith in us to put our trust on God.  Everything God did in the Bible, He would have to do today.  This life is where we are made ready for the next Everlasting Life.

            A righteous standing before God is absolutely necessary—but is possible only by a believing faith in the Atonement of Christ.  The shed Blood of Jesus provides health and healing without prescriptions or drugs; provides financial needs without government assistance; and gives answers to prayer concerning the home, our employment, and all other issues.

            We know God has not changed Malachi 3:6; James 1:17, because Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.”  There is no favoritism shown to anyone of any nation or any time 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 His name—faith in that name being the condition—which has strengthened this man.”

            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 lake of fire forever.  Satan tries to convince us that God does not manifest His power in this life.  Adam’s sin was rejecting God’s Truth and accepting Satan’s lie.

            The devil has convinced most people in the world that God has changed and does not do things for them today.  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.

            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 [imagination; dictates] of their hearts and go after other gods to serve and worship them, will be like this belt—completely useless!”

            To enter Heaven, an individual 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 any church to teach, or for anyone to believe, that God has changed, as the Bible clearly teaches He has not, because He cannot change.  John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word”—and the Word does not change because God cannot change.

            Everyone will choose what teaching they accept.  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 light.

            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 all that Jesus died on the cross to give them—things in this life and eternity in the next.  If there is no repentance, or no change of heart, they will go to the fires of Hell—and most likely see their relatives there—with no one to blame but themselves—because the Bible teaches differently.

            The spiritual conditions that must be met, to be ready for Heaven in a moment, have been forgotten or rejected by the majority of people.  Those in the world have no clue of these conditions.  The vast majority believe that if they are relatively honest; if they live a decent moral life; and profess belief in the historical facts of the Bible, they will enter Heaven.

            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 are presented in the Word of God; but the majority of people do not read those words—and even if they do read the Bible, they do not accept its teaching; and they do not believe the words nor live by them.

            The three qualifications for everlasting life are—conversion by rebirth; an uncompromising surrender of our life to God; and spiritual growth under the teaching of the Holy Spirit—called “the Spirit of truth,” Who will guide us John 16:13 “into all truth;” 1/Conversion; 2/Surrender; 3/Growth!

            A rebirth is not an automatic, one-way ticket to Heaven, but 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.

            Only one thing counts in being prepared for Heaven—Galatians 6:15 “a new creature [renewed nature].”  Anyone who has a new nature will realize how many wrong doctrines there are today—delusions like Once saved; Always saved, and others. 

            A qualification for president is being born in the USA, but what direction their life takes after their birth is what matters. It is the same with our spiritual rebirth—whether we keep trusting God in faith after we say we accept Christ.

            A truly born-again believer does not oppose Bible teaching.  Believing Bible facts, does not qualify anyone for eternal life; but believing what the Atonement Blood of Christ actually did, and then living by faith in God for all things in life, will qualify us.  Valid faith is Abraham’s faith—James 2:22 “His faith was co-operating with his actions, and that by his actions his faith was perfected.”  God considered him righteous, so God would 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, so our prayers will be answered.  It means enjoying good health; being delivered from Satan’s attacks; being filled with the Holy Spirit; having enough money each day—all by a trusting and believing faith in the Atonement of Christ.

            We are forgiven when we 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 cannot change.  The Holy Spirit then inspires 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 His SonThat is our preparation for Eternal Life; and that is what the world should hear!


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