Saturday, March 9, 2019

Will Unsaved Unbelievers And Saved Sinning Believers Go To The Same Hell Fire?

If OSAS Is True, Then What About Heb.10:26-31?

Question: If once saved always saved is true, then what about Heb.10:26-31, which says that we can be un-saved to go to hell fire if we continue to sin, the end of which we will only have a "fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God"? What are your thoughts about it. Thank you.

Answer: Greetings in Jesus mighty name!

Here are the verses
Heb 10:26-31, "26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. 28 Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The LORD will judge His people.” 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God."

Because the verse says “The LORD will judge His people,” I fully agree that this above verse speaks about believers who are in danger of punishment who choose to lethargically trample the Son of God underfoot by voluntarily sinning against God, and thus count the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insult the Spirit of grace. God expects voluntary gratefulness for all the good things a person receives as his child. There is nothing unusual in this sort of behavior from a believer when his love for sin becomes more than the love for God, he will have neither thankfulness for what he has already received from the hand of God, nor will have praise looking forward in faith for God to unfold the promises He has given to them personally. He will start to live a life unlike the life of holiness he is called by God to live as His children (1 Pet 1:16).

When it comes to playing with sin, God has no favorites, he deals sin in the life of His adversaries in the same way he deals it in the life of His children first (1 Pet 4:17). If we think that God is not serious about punishing us for our sins, then look at Jesus who became a sinless substitute of sacrifice for our sins, God left him on the Cross to bleed to death for our sins even though he cried out for God's help, there was no response from Him at that point of time as Jesus Christ the very Son of God the Creator of all the heaven and earth was forsaken for a moment of time from the very presence of God for our sins (Isa 53:1-12; Matt 27:46; Isa 54:7-10).

Look at Jesus, though Jesus Christ was received in to heaven after his death with open arms by God the Father who raised Him from the dead through His Spirit, yet he has to suffer in the flesh on earth to learn obedience to God (Heb 9:24; 5:7-8; Eph 1:20-21,22). Likewise we are called to follow Jesus and suffer for God for no other reason except following God which makes Satan and his demons hate us to inflict suffering in his pursuit to make God suffer as He loves his children so very much even more than his own life (1 Pet 2:21-23). But regarding the suffering that comes to us in this world for our own faults, even though it has no value of commendation before God, a person who is convicted by truth and agrees to confess sin as sin to God and to people will show the character of honesty which lies within them, as the children of God have the restored image of God and his character which lies within them to make them accept their own fault which God commends as the truth.

If We Sin Willfully?

The phrase "If we sin willfully", is a unique phrase that God has revealed in His word to denote to make us understand that as believers we can be tempted by the self, Satan and flesh to make poor choices to follow its whims and fancies that has the potential to make us suddenly forsake the narrow way and choose the broad way of the world to embrace it, and thus forsake the love of our Father in heaven just like the prodigal son did in his life (1 John 2:15-17; Luke 15:11-32). To embrace the broad way of the world is to live in unbelief by doing nothing but accept the soulish leading of sin, self and Satan. And daring to walk through the narrow way is to live in faith by hearing the word of God and believing it more and more to become established in it by carrying our own cross that God has given to us to break our self and walk in dependence on Him (Rom 10:17; Matt 7:13-14; Luke 9:23-26).

God helps us receive the knowledge of the truth that we are sinners in need of the Savior, then relishes us when we hold the truth and walk in it to accept ourselves as sinners and begin to confess all of our sins to Him and become cleansed by the blood of Jesus as often as possible, this is the only thanks and praise offering we can offer Him now so that it can be a soothing aroma to the Lord constantly (1 John 1:7, 9; Heb 13:14-15).

If we choose to walk in darkness of the world again by rejecting the way of the Cross by failing to confess our sins to God by repentance and instead hide ourselves in our sin to get accustomed to the passing pleasures of this world, flesh and Satan, then we as a person must understand and, "Think how much more terrible the punishment will be for those who have trampled underfoot the Son of God and treated his cleansing blood as though it were common and unhallowed, and insulted and outraged the Holy Spirit who brings God's mercy to his people" (Heb 10:29, LB). Here we see God tests every believer whether he or she does have reverence towards the blood of Jesus which has sanctified them, or by choosing not to confess their sins to Jesus Christ to let themselves be cleansed by it to walk in the light of God, or they let themselves continue in sin without repentance to consider sanctification as a common thing to insult the Spirit of Grace who has made them to walk in sanctification through confession of their sins and cleansing from it to be made possible in their lives (1 John 1:9; Prov 28:13). Mercy is God giving us not what we deserve, in other words, as sinners we deserve hell fire, but God in his mercy has chosen to given heaven. We deserve to receive the wages of sin as sinners which is separation from God for eternity, but thank God for his mercy, God gave us instead the gift of God which is eternal life of friendship in Christ Jesus our Lord which starts now and continues for eternity (Rom 6:23). Hallelujah! What a glory! We deserve curses for our sins we have done and still do some in our thought life and still others in our actions, but thank God for His mercy which endures forever (Psa 136:1), but thank God for Jesus Christ our Lord who took our curses upon Himself and instead have paved a way for us to receive all the blessings of God through our faith in Him (Gal 3:13-14). Praise the Lord!

Because Vengeance is God's domain, When Will The Lord Judge His People?

Vengeance is a strong word, which means in Greek 'ekdikesis', "(that which proceeds) out of justice," not, as often with human "vengeance," out of a sense of injury or merely out of a feeling of indignation. But rather the word is most frequently used of Divine "vengeance," e.g., Rom 12:19; Heb 10:30, which clearly shows that God's judgment is always impartial and applies to all equally out of His sense of justice and not just out of His indignation. God has no favorites and God shows no partiality to anyone, even his own children and that is why God allowed His only begotten Son to die on the Cross of Calvary for the sins of world so that out of those who believe and become His children can be justified by Him and shown favor for a lifetime (Acts 10:34).

The judgments of God are always holy and right (Rev 16:7), and free from any element of self-gratification or vindictiveness. That is why God reveals through His apostle Paul the greatest secret of the whole truth about how he has made us who are born sinners to become saintly children of His by saying, God "...made [i.e. Jesus Christ] who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." (2 Cor 5:21). In other words, when God sees a believer in Christ Jesus, He sees a saint who is as righteous as God is through Jesus Christ. Further the Bible reveals, that the God who has forgiven all our sins of the past, present and future in Christ Jesus (Eph 4:32), and have chosen to remember it no more against us (Heb 10:17), says that because of what has happened within his mind because of Christ Jesus towards us who believe, "1 So there is now no condemnation awaiting those who belong to Christ Jesus. 2 For the power of the life-giving Spirit--and this power is mine through Christ Jesus—has freed me from the vicious circle of sin and death. 3 We aren't saved from sin's grasp by knowing the commandments of God because we can't and don't keep them, but God put into effect a different plan to save us. He sent his own Son in a human body like ours--except that ours are sinful—and destroyed sin's control over us by giving himself as a sacrifice for our sins. 4 So now we can obey God's laws if we follow after the Holy Spirit and no longer obey the old evil nature within us." (Rom 8:1-4, LB). Hallelujah! GLORY TO GOD!

Now that our Lord Jesus Christ is judged on the tree by becoming a curse for us already (Gen 3:13), God does not take directly vengeance upon us now because we cannot be condemned for us sins anymore, but rather He chastises us as his dearly beloved children first when we continue in certain habits of sin that withholds us from growing in our spiritual life which He expects us to grow and become like Jesus Christ our forerunner (Heb 12:3-11; 6:20). So we should not become weary and get discouraged in our souls thinking God is angry at us when we are chastised, even after we have believed Jesus Christ and got saved from all sins. No the scenario is just the opposite, because God wants us to become overcomers over sin to resist its power and do not want us to become stunted without spiritual growth, because of His love towards us He chooses to chastise us so that we can become partakers of His holiness and be profited by it for eternity ahead. God sees the long term blessings which will stay with us forever more, so we should not focus on our short term comfort on earth and become disappointed with God. His ways are higher than our ways (Isa 55:8-9), cooperate with Him until He achieves His plans and purposes for our lives and our generation! Amen!

Are The Saints In Expectation Of Judgment And Raging Fire?

Only those who are not perfected among the saints, will not know the love of God to feel secure to live in satisfaction and thankfulness, but rather in the various level of fear because of sin without confession and repentance (1 John 4:17). There is no fear in love, perfect love of Christ when received and experienced through confession of sins, and attitude of repentance (1 John 1:7, 9; Matt 4:17), will start to break us free from fear of judgment for sin which involves torment. Therefore if we have been fearful of judgment for sin, we have not yet been made perfect in the love of Christ which ought to be so, because of our lethargic attitude towards sin (1 John 4:18). Remember, we do not deserve the least of the goodness of the salvation package we experience, but we are actually experiencing it all because of the Lord who has loved us first which made us love Jesus Christ as our Lord, Savior and Friend in return (1 John 4:19). In fact, we have started to love the Lord Jesus Christ, because first He is the one who started to love us even when we do not deserve the least of it because of our sin nature within that made us to continue as enemies of God before we became adopted in to the family of God through our Lord Jesus Christ (Rom 5:8, 10; Eph 1:5).

In short, how could God who knows that we were his enemies in our sinful nature by birth could still choose to love us and not just stop there with a full stop, but rather could sacrifice his only begotten Son to save us from the wrath of His and even make us one of his adopted family member for eternity (Psa 51:5; John 3:16; Rom 5:9; Eph 3:20)? It is because of His Love towards us that God chose to bless us in His will and purpose through Jesus Christ, even before we could be born he chose us and foreordained us (Jer 1;5; Eph 1:4), at that time when we were in God's mind, we have not done anything good or evil still (Rom 9:11), so that the purpose of God according to the election in which we believed him could be given a chance to become a recipient of his grace, so that we might be able to understand that we are blessed and favored in our life not because of what we have done for God but rather by what He has already done for us, which makes us understand in our life that the God who has called us in to this kind of life is gracious, kind, longsuffering and always ready to be merciful towards us who believed Him (Eph 2:7). Hallelujah!

If ever a saint is in expectation of judgment and raging fire, it is because of fear that has come in to his life through unbelief, worry, sin that make him move away from God, rather than confessing his sin and repenting it to move towards the Lord in humility and fear of the Lord. When the Lord's promise stands to keep secure a believer from condemnation (Rom 8:1), love for sin and for the world and for one's family more than for the Lord will keep them in fear (Rom 6:15; 1 John 2:15-17; Matt 10:37), which makes them continue in fear rather than in "faith acting through love" (Gal 5:6), which further brings "fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God" (Heb 10:27). A certain fearful expectation is only a wrong expectation that has been created in the soul of a back slidden person because of unbelief, rather than in rejoicing through faith and knowing the truth of the great blessings of God that is ahead for eternity which God has in store for even the least of all the saints like them who feel as the worst sinner who have committed unpardonable sin even when they have not (1 Cor 2:9; Matt 11:11). This attitude makes them commit more sin which in turn takes them deeper in to such attitude of hopelessness. The only way out for them is to turn to the Lord in humility and expect the Lord to give them repentance for His Glory. Praise the Lord!

Here Are God's Thoughts Towards Us His Children

A human is either saved from sin or is still unsaved to remain as unbeliever. There are no in-between, just because a unsaved person is born in a Church or goes to a Church or may even be registered as a member of a Church to pay tithes to it, yet to the Kingdom of Heaven it does not make a difference, until that person starts to repent of sin and look to the Lord Jesus Christ who only has the ability to save him from sin and condemnation that he deserves from the God of justice who has created him or her for His own Glory (1 John 2:19).

Once we are saved, we are saved for eternity of friendship with God through Jesus Christ His Son, through whom we live and breathe and have our new being in the family of God (John 17:3; Acts 17:28). We are saved not to get condemned again because of our sins after we become saved (Rom 8:1), instead we are saved so that we may have no more condemnation and assurance of forgiveness for any of our past, present and future sins for the Glory of our Lord Jesus Christ (Eph 4:32), so that we may continue to do the good works prepared for us by God the Father to do after we are saved (Eph 2:10).

I believe that every believer who is saved, were saved by God and will be kept by God to endure in faith for eternity ahead (John 6:39; 10:27-30; 17:12; Rev 13:8; 17:8).

So the following explanation will show us how God our Father in Heaven sees us from heaven, all of us who are saved, whom He has chosen beforehand to become a member of His family in heaven and on earth:

God sees us the believer as righteous as Jesus Christ is, when He sees us through Him (2 Cor 5:21). God has blessed us with every spiritual blessings in the heavenly places in Christ (Eph 1:3). God chose us to be His child in Christ Jesus, before the foundation of the world so that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love (Eph 1:4). God has adopted us believers as sons within His family, with predestined purpose of His which is designed according to His own good pleasure to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He has made us accepted to Himself in the Beloved Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior (Eph 1:5-6).

God sees us sealed with the Holy Spirit the moment we believed Jesus Christ by repenting for our sins, this seal will keep us intact from becoming used to the lifestyle of unbelievers until we die and go on to be with the Lord Jesus Christ, so that until the day of rapture comes to resurrect us in our new glorious eternal body to continue as his sons for the rest of eternity, we can have the assurance and guarantee that we are part of the family of God on earth and in heaven too (Eph 1:13-14; Rom 8:14; Eph 3:14-15).

Understand one thing, though we are saved, we will sin as long as we live in this natural body which is influenced by sin nature, and only when we die and leave this natural body, the sin nature will leave us for eternity ahead. In our new glorious metaphysical body, we will have no sin nature and will be guided by the Holy Spirit Himself hundred percentage of time (Rom 6:6; 7:24; 2 Cor 5:1). Though a more sanctified person might sin to some lesser degree, a new born believer or a lesser sanctified person might sin to some greater degree of even some visible external sins of certain kinds. In fact when a person comes to a holier than thou attitude to say that he or she has no sin after being saved, the Bible clearly says that He or She is deceived and the truth is not in him or her (1 John 1:8). If someone says that they have not sinned in their past life at all, then such a person makes God a liar who has declared through his Word that "all men are liars" and "all have sinned and have fallen short of the Glory of God" (Psa 116:11; Rom 3:23). So every believer will have a inner knowing of their unworthiness because of sin and sin nature which is healthy as long as it leads them to thankfulness and praise for what the Lord Jesus Christ has done for them, which has saved them and also sanctifies them more and more, day by day as they live a holy life worthy of praise from God and humans.

Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice (Php 4:4), because nothing created in all the universe can separate us from the Love of God which is in Christ Jesus towards us, through which God sees and deals with us as sons and not servants for the Glory of God (Rom 8:38-39). Read the following lyrics of the song John Newton (1725-1807), the Former Slaver & Preacher wrote for the Glory of God after God moved in to His life to change it upside down:

Why should I fear the darkest hour,
Or tremble at the tempter’s power?
Jesus vouchsafes to be my tower.

Though hot the fight, why quit the field?
Why must I either fly or yield,
Since Jesus is my mighty shield?

When creature comforts fade and die,
Worldlings may weep, but why should I?
Jesus still lives, and still is nigh.

Though all the flocks and herds were dead,
My soul a famine need not dread,
For Jesus is my living bread.

I know not what may soon betide,
Or how my wants shall be supplied;
But Jesus knows, and will provide.

Though sin would fill me with distress,
The throne of grace I dare address,
For Jesus is my righteousness.

Though faint my prayers and cold my love,
My steadfast hope shall not remove,
While Jesus intercedes above.

Against me earth and hell combine;
But on my side is power divine;
Jesus is all, and He is mine!




Much Blessings.....


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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Where Is The Father's House And Other Mansions Apart From These Situated?

Is There Any Other Mansions Any Where Else In Heaven Or In Any Other Planet, Other Than The Existing Ones In The Father's House?

Question: Jesus Christ says there are many mansions in His Father's Place, and He is going to make it ready for you and for me who believe Him and are saved. What about other mansions outside the Father's place of residence, first of all is there any? If so, where it will be situated? Any Revelation regarding the other mansions. I request you to explain this.

Answer: Greetings in Jesus wonderful name!

You are speaking about what Jesus said to us believers in
John 14:1-4, LB, "1 Let not your heart be troubled. You are trusting God, now trust in me. 2 There are many homes up there where my Father lives, and I am going [there] to prepare them for your coming. When everything is ready, then I will come and get you, so that you can always be with me where I am. If this weren't so, I would tell you plainly. 3 [See 14:2] 4 And you know where I am going and how to get there."

When the apostolic disciples who followed Jesus first the twelve and then the seventy two who were being trained in the Trinity Institute Of Discipleship with Jesus as their Master Teacher who conducted live ministry sessions for them all to learn and be molded in to His very own image (Luke 6:12-16; 9:1-6; 10:1-24), nearing the completion of the end of the course timing in which they started to learn the deep truth of God of how Jesus is going to sacrifice himself to fulfill the truth of God written in the prophecies made in all of the Old Testament Bible (John 13:18-38), their heart was very much troubled because they have left their usual comfortable and secure life and have followed their Master Jesus so that they thought of establishing the Kingdom of God on earth (Acts 1:6-8). But now all their dreams of living in the Kingdom of God on earth was becoming broken and hopeless as Jesus was telling them how he was going to die in the will of God (Matt 16:21; John 12:31-33, 36-38).

They have left their home first all to follow and be a true disciple of Jesus (Luke 14:26; Matt 10:37). Suddenly the whole world of their life which they have built around the personality of Jesus comes crashing down as Jesus was revealing to them that he had to die in the will of God to fulfill the Scripture.

Thousands of questions with unanswered heaviness was settling upon their heart, like who is going to supply our needs?, who is going to give us protection if Jesus leaves us all to die alone?, who will give us a home to sustain ourselves as a group if Jesus will not continue to be with us?, what work we should do to support ourselves and our families?, what will happen to the dream of establishing the Kingdom of God on earth?, etc...In the midst of it, Jesus was reminding of their faith in God and was also asking for them to trust him that He will come again from the dead to be with them and provide their needs in the future. In short, Jesus was asking them to trust Him with their whole heart in spite of them no able to understand the great plans of God with their finite mind. In short, the top most question in their mind was, how can good come out of the evil of death which Jesus was predicting will come to Him?  

When Is The Kingdom Of God Coming? 

So when the disciples who were sad about what happened to Jesus on the cross, they were very sad and hopeless, in fact most of them were not able to believe that Jesus will rise up again, and also when Jesus Christ rose up in actuality, they were not able to even believe the message until Jesus came among them to meet them and teach them about the Kingdom of God
(John 20:19-29; Acts 1:1-3).

Again when Jesus wanted to ascend to the throne of God after forty days of his presence and proof among them
(1 Cor 15:3-8), still the troubling and nagging question in their mind was, "Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?" (Acts 1:6). This shows that the understanding of the apostles were incomplete before Pentecost, because once Pentecost came they understood so clearly the nature of the Kingdom of God now, and that which is to come. In other words, they understood that the power of the Kingdom of God that rules over the whole universe will come and make them now to be a witness to spread the good news about the goodness of Jesus the King of the Kingdom, so that those who gladly receive the message will be able to become a citizen of the Kingdom that will be established temporally for a Millennium on this earth when Jesus comes back to this earth at the time of His Second Coming, and eternally out of this world in the new earth that God has been creating until now and even up to rapture of the Church (Acts 1:7-8; John 14:1-4).

Jesus has been in his elements to build a beautiful new earth and mansions
[(i.e.) Palaces of great grandeur] when he left the earth, even until the rapture he will be doing it before the praise of all the angels through His Word (John 14:1-4; Rev 21:1-3; 19:9; Heb 11:10; 12:27, NLT; John 1:1-3). Many people have often asked me what Jesus has been doing after he ascended to the throne of God and what will he be doing until the rapture of the Church happens? To that question, I have tried to answer people saying that Jesus has been interceding for the faith of the believers to stay strong until He comes in the rapture to take all of them to the Father's House (John 14:2; Rom 8:34; Rev 12:10; Luke 22:31-32). This is true, even God has promised the same to Jesus saying, "'The Lord said to my Lord, sit on my right hand, until I make your enemies the footstool of your feet'?" (Matt 22:44; 110:1). The present earth becomes the footstool of Jesus feet only at the time of His Second Coming to the earth. Until then God has continued to let loose the existing work of Satan and his angels to let the earth be subject unto them (Heb 2:5).

What Jesus Has Been Doing Along With His Intercession For Believers?

As we have discussed earlier, Jesus has been interceding for all the believers faith to endure to the end
(Rom 8:34; John 6:39-40). Here is what Jesus Himself said what He is going to do after His resurrection, "2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And where I go you know, and the way you know.” (John 14:2-4).

In the above verses we come to understand many many things about what Jesus is doing right now along with his intercession for all believers, He is right now involved in the heavenly real estate business of bringing in to existence the new heaven and new earth in its place and has been developing this piece of real estate for all the believers who will colonize it in the future after the Rapture of the Church. The Father's House is nothing but the prime piece of the most valuable place in the entire universe where God lives and where Abraham sought a future property with God
(Heb 11:10), God was very pleased with what Abraham sought by faith that he has even described it in His Word about it. Well and Good, welcome to the New Jerusalem where God lives in the City of God, made and built by Him and Him alone entirely (Heb 12:22-23). The other names for this city of God are Heavenly Jerusalem, Mount Zion (Heb 12:22), Heaven (Heb 12:23), New Jerusalem (Rev 21:2), Heavenly Country, a city (Heb 11:16), "prepared as a bride for her husband", "the holy city" (Rev 21:2), etc....but they are all pointing to the one and the same City of God.

When Jesus said,
"In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you," it brings out a great truth about the already existing mansions and palaces available in the prime real estate piece which is the most valuable in the entire universe, in the City of God where it is all situated.

We know that when a believer dies, his body goes in to the dust out of which it is taken initially to be created by God in his forefather Adam
(Gen 3:19; Ecc; 3:20), but his soul and spirit leaves to go to God who will receive it in heaven (Eccl 12:7; Luke 23:46; 2 Cor 5:8). There they will wait as a spirit-man in the Heavenly Jerusalem, until the Rapture of all the saints will take place, in which all the dead and living saints of the Church in all ages past to the present will receive a glorious eternal body to be taken to heaven before the Great Tribulation starts to take place on earth, and in the heavenly City of God where the "marriage of the Lamb" [i.e. Wedding of the Church] and "marriage supper of the Lamb!" [i.e. Wedding Reception for the Church] will take place (Rev 19:7, 9).

God has planned to place some of the most important generals of His who sought for this place in New Jerusalem while alive, and who walked holy to die to self and walk along with God in His will wherever He sent and went, they will receive a place in the Father's house of the New Jerusalem, and the number of them will be 144000, having the Father's name written on their foreheads
(Rev 14:1; 3:12). These will be settled in the very City of God where they will sing a new song before the throne of God, every time they will sing this song, it will be heard by others as though it is a new song because God's anointing will get activated powerfully to be revealed through their song each time in new dimensions never ever seen before. Nobody will be able to sing the same song or copy these generals of the Lord who were "redeemed from the earth", as they were not "defiled with women" as they were virgins spiritually who have kept themselves clean and holy for the Lord (2 Cor 11:2-3; Rev 21:27). They will be given this special privilege because where ever Jesus went in the will of God, they went bodily on earth carrying Jesus within them to make a glorious impact for the Father. As these were redeemed among men, they were the first-fruits to God and to the Lamb Jesus Christ which means "in their mouth no deceit was found" and they "were without fault before the throne of God" (Rev 14:2-5), O Glory! Such a perfection and a perfected life lived on earth by the grace of God deserves a place in New Jerusalem for the Glory of God. So many of these including Father Abraham will be given a place here to stay, which is the nearest place to the throne of God. These precious saints will get settled in the mansions and palaces built for them within the New Jerusalem. I believe the day Jesus got resurrected, the Bible reveals that many Old Testament saints got resurrected with Jesus and were roaming around on earthly Jerusalem before they left to get settled in these palaces and mansions in the New Heavenly Jerusalem (Matt 27:51-53). Along with these already settled Old Testament saints in the City of God, God has pre-determined 144000 glorious palaces and mansions for the New Testament saints in His city, who has lived and will live a life fully sold out for the Glory of God in the past 2000 years even up to the time of the Rapture of the Church. GLORY!

Then What About Us The Church, Where Will We Stay? 

One of the tough questions nobody has dared to ask by digging in to the Word of God is, "Where will the Church Stay After The Rapture?" In New Jerusalem or in the New Heaven and New Earth?

I have already answered in details about it using the parable of a marriage in Jewish culture and have titled the post as, "Where will the Church reside during the Millennium?"

Because we usually take things in the Bible according to the sequence of the Chapters and Verses, we usually think that because the information given by Apostle John regarding Millennium of Jesus comes first along with the Judgment of the White Throne for Unbelievers which all happen in the twentieth chapter of the Book of Revelation, and then the information regarding the New Heaven and New Earth comes in the twenty first chapter of the Book of Revelation, which makes us mistakenly think and assume that the establishment of the New Heaven and New Earth happen after the Millennium rule of Jesus Christ and his saints on earth. But we should understand that the whole revelation of John the apostle is to the Church and Church only, which clearly reveals that the establishment of the New Heaven and New Earth is something that will happen after the time of Rapture and not after the Millennium rule of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Because of mistaken assumption, we do not usually consider how and where the Church will reside in the Millennium during the ruler-ship of Jesus Christ our King of Kings in this present earth, but knowing that the purpose for which the apostle John wrote the of Revelation is to make the Church understand about Jesus and His purpose for their lives in the future. So there is no need to give information after the Millennium when the Church is involved in serious business of partaking in the God's sovereign purpose of ruling the old earth and old heaven for a thousand years time along with Jesus Christ. Also we see that the apostle John emphasized to the readers of this Book of Revelation to understand the following points clearly which proves that Revelation Chapter 21 and 22 will happen at the time of Rapture, after which the marriage of the Lamb and the reception in heaven will take place which we can read and understand from
Rev 19:6-9.

Point No 1: Apostle John revealed that in Revelation Chapter 21 that the
"the nations of those who are saved shall walk" in the light of the New Heavenly Jerusalem and "the kings" in the New Heaven and New Earth, shall "bring their glory and honor in to" the New Heavenly Jerusalem (Rev 21:1-3). Because the old earth and old heaven will also be present at this point of time, apostle John further highlights the point, "there shall by no means enter it [i.e. the New Jerusalem] anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb's Book of Life" which shows to us readers that, sinners will also be living in the old heaven and old earth at that point of time. In other words, even though sinners will be present in the old earth, they will not be able to enter the New Jerusalem at that time nor the earthly Jerusalem without proper attitude of worship and praise (Zec 14:16). Praise the Lord!

Point No 2: Further Apostle John revealed in Revelation Chapter 22, that the
"tree of life" will yield its twelve different kinds of fruits every month, each tree yielding its fruit, "the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations", my question to you from the above Scripture is, when there is "no more pain" (Rev 21:4) in both the New Jerusalem, and the New Earth, why do the leaves of the tree of life are needed to bring healing of the nations? Because in the context, the healing from shade of the leaves in the tree of life will be needed for sinners to be set free from the disease of sin which is the root cause for all sicknesses, which will still be prevalent on the old earth because sinners will still have the sin nature within them which will deceive them to sin and thus receive curse of sicknesses which will need healing from God through the revelation of Jesus Christ through the Church.

The above two point, which is Point No 1 and Point No 2 prove that Revelation Chapter 21 and 22 are the revelation of what will happen to the Church after the Rapture of the Church and the Colonization of the New Earth in which they will be settled for eternity
(Rev 22:12-17). Praise the Lord!         

Thus, arranging things of the end time by Chronology of the eschatology, the following can be deduced easily,

1) The World waiting for the Messiah to come and bring peace to the peace less earth
(1 Thess 5:3).

2) The Covenant made with Israel and false peace reigning in Israel and around the world for three and half years
(Daniel 9:27).

3) After three and half years of false peace in Israel and around the world, suddenly the man of sin and lawlessness the Antichrist will bring an end to sacrifice and will sit in the temple of God and show to the world that he himself is God
(2 Thess 2:6).

4) During these times, the watching and praying Church will be Raptured by the Lord Jesus Christ
(1 Thess 1:10; 3:13; 4:14-18).

So where will the Church be taken to after this event? Jesus Himself answers saying,
"I am going to prepare them [i.e. New Heaven and New Earth] for your coming. When everything is ready, then I will come and get you, so that you can always be with me where I am." (John 14:2-3). From the above Scriptures, we know that Jesus Christ is preparing a new earth and new heaven for all the believers and we are told to look forward to colonizing it for the Glory of God (2 Pet 3:13). We as believers in Christ along with His ruler ship from New Jerusalem, we will start to reign on earth for the Glory of God for a thousand years and then for eternity in the New Heaven and New Earth.

We shall work with Jesus Christ from the New Heaven and New Earth in our new metaphysical glorious body to bring this old heaven and old earth to the order of God through the rod enforced leadership against sin and sinners who rebel against God and His authority
(Rev 2:27; 21:1-27; Eph 1:22-23; Php 3:21). This is the Glorious end of the beginning of the earthly Church which will then become a heavenly one in the New Heaven and New Earth from where God is going to demonstrate in the ages to come the exceeding riches of His grace for eternity in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus (Eph 2:7).

Hallelujah!!! Come Lord Jesus!!!

Much Blessings...


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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Is The Prosperity Thumping Good For The Church Or Not?

What Is True Prosperity?

Question: Can you write about , what is prosperity according to God, people of world, believers. Coz too much of prosperity thumping wrongly is preached and money fleeced from innocent believers. Empty your purse, remove all gold etc...Is it good for the Church to prosper and be like this?

Answer: Greetings in Jesus wonderful name!

True prosperity in this life and in the life to come is not what we have with us now which is all temporary, but actually who we have with us, (i.e.) God and His Presence, which is eternal.

Have you realized, God loves the prosperity of His servants and only through it He can be magnified truly
(Psa 35:27).

For example, a man can be the richest man in the whole world now. But if he has a need in his heart which God has set named as
"eternity" within, which money cannot buy and he does not know the day of his death (Eccl 3:11; Gen 27:2; Luke 12:16-21; Prov 27:1; Mark 13:32; 2 Cor 6:2; Luke 13:3), even though he says he is rich and even others agree with him about the fact, in truth, he is still poor in his life as he cannot take the wealth when he dies and therefore does not know what will happen to it, and the Lord will distribute it to the righteous one that pleases Him (Prov 13:22; 1 Tim 6:7; Eccl 2:26). So only God can truly make a human rich and keep him rich for the rest of his life through his ever abiding Presence of heaven which has no lack as it is able to supply everything needed at the right time (Psa 16:11; 23:1).

In our twentieth century, religion too have become a commodity to buy as much as one has the ability to buy. But the sad thing according to God is, he never puts his seal in such religiosity as it has no real value in his sight. God cannot be bought with money
(Acts 8:18-25), and God bypasses these people who think that they have the favor with God because of their giving to God what they have rather than who they are to God (Luke 15:29-32), hence He begins to work in the heart of truly devoted and broken in heart who value nothing but God as the top most priority of their lives.

God in the Old Testament times received dead sacrifice of animals and birds as symbolic sacrifice of what is to come, that is, his only begotten Son getting sacrificed on the Cross for all of us sinners to believe and receive the forgiveness of sins and eternal life as a gift from Him
(John 3:16; Heb 9:11-14). In other words, the Old Testament saints looked forward in faith and received the salvation at the end of it all. Now that Christ has come and fulfilled all the symbolic instructions of the Old Testament in reality, in the New Testament times God has chosen to accept only the living sacrifices of people like us who choose to sacrifice ourselves by self-denial and live through our belief in the will of God to be fulfilled through our lives (Heb 10:11-18; Rom 12:1-2; Luke 9:23-26). We in the New Testament times look backward to what the Lord Jesus Christ has done for us on the Cross of Calvary to live by faith.

So preaching and teaching only the earthly prosperity message without looking backward to what the Lord has done for us personally for physical healing through His stripes and spiritual healing to the soul through his shed blood, and thus living gratefully to God for the new spirit put within us is actually becoming a enemy of the cross of Christ
(Php 3:18). That is why, the apostles instructed the true disciples of Jesus to even rebuke the prideful rich who think that they need no repentance from the lust of money which when left untouched will lead them all to be destroyed by the filthy lure of it (Jam 5:1-6; 1 Tim 5:6-7; 6:17, 9-10).

Is prosperity thumping in preaching and teaching is actually money fleeced from innocent believers in our days? Yes, as long as there are half hearted earthly survival focused believers who will not choose to deny their self, the message of prosperity will be used deceitfully through deceitful messengers of Satan and self-deceived spiritual gurus of Christianity to deceive the saved from fulfilling the purpose of God for their lives. If all believers become eternally focused in their earthly lives, soon they will become devoted and addicted to true prosperity of soul first and foremost, and in all areas of our lives prosperity will follow us and will continue to influence our eternal prosperity and abundant heavenly quality of life that God has promised to provide now on earth when we carry our cross and choose to follow the will of God for our lives
(John 10:10; Luke 9:23).

I believe prosperity thumping in preaching and teaching is a deception of the end time which God has put especially as a test of the end times to separate the true from the false disciples, sheep of the saved ones from the goat of the unsaved ones by Jesus Christ for the Rapture of the Church which will end at the time of His Second Coming to the earth with the Church
(Rev 3:17-20; Matt 24:11-14; 2 Tim 3:1-5; 1 Thess 5:1-5, 9; 25:31-46). So let us be watchful and pray to overcome this deception of "prosperity and safety" by faith till the end and be victorious for the Glory of God!

The so called church and its self-deceived leaders who compel people to empty their purse, remove all gold and put in to their mission offering, running over the money on the altar steps referring and citing to the New Testament times in which people sold everything they had and kept it at apostles feet as something they too are doing
[(i.e.) remember these apostles distributed to each as they had need from everything they had received and did not stock the money individually for their own use] (Acts 4:34-35), etc....are doing a huge disservice to the true cause of Christ Jesus and the good news of His birth, death and resurrection which always brings shame to the great name of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Cor 9:7-8; Rom 2:24; Isa 52:5). Run away from the message of prosperity if any Church or an individual no matter how anointed they are does not insist on the eternal prosperity of saints and focus solely on it, which will automatically bring prosperity in all other areas of our earthly life automatically for the Glory of God (Matt 6:33-34; 3 John 1:2)!

The bottom line is, according to God prosperity is eternal prosperity alone, according to the world prosperity is earthly prosperity alone and according to believers it ought to be prosperity in all areas like spirit, soul, body, finance and social fellowship through Jesus Christ by the Presence of the Holy Spirit, to walk and fulfill his will on earth as it is in heaven and even for eternity
(Matt 6:10). Praise the Lord!

Much Blessings....


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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Does God Reject The Rich While He Chooses To Take The Poor To Heaven?

How Can A Beggar Like Lazarus Go To Heaven Directly?

Question: I have a doubt, how Lazarus, a Beggar, it seems, went to Heaven. Kindly reply me.

Answer: Greetings in Jesus wonderful name!

This whole story of Lazarus and a rich man was told by Jesus to bring out a important truth of God to all people.

Here is what Jesus actually said,
"19 “There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day. 20 But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate, 21 desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24 “Then he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.’ 25 But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented. 26 And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.’ 27 “Then he said, ‘I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house, 28 for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.’ 29 Abraham said to him, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.’ 30 And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ 31 But he said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.’”" (Luke 16:19-31).

Let us look to find the truth that Jesus wanted to convey to us.

First of all the story was not a fictitious one, but rather a real story of life and death, and the reality of the life after death that Jesus shared because only in this short story Jesus reveals the name of the person named Lazarus who is used as a positive example of faith, through whom he wanted to convey the heavenly truth of how faith is more important than how we live this earthly life to inherit the heavenly life after our physical death.

This story is set on the earthly living condition of the times of Jesus in which a rich man whose name is not worthy to be mentioned, was splendidly clothed and lived each day in laughter through amusement and luxury.

A beggar named Lazarus whose name was found to be worthy in the eyes of God because of his faith in God, lived just outside this rich man's house at a distance where food eaten by the rich man whose leftover food would be collected and disposed everyday. Lazarus had faith but no money in the world to treat even his body which was full of sores, that friendly dogs used to come and lick those sores to give comfort to this poorest of the poor man. Next he had no food except that which was thrown out of the rich man's house to be disposed. In short, Lazarus was so poor even the poorest will call him poor because he had no food to fill his stomach or no money at all to medicate his wounds and bring healing.

How do we know that the poor man Lazarus had faith?

Because only those saved and rich in faith are know by name to be mentioned by God as his dear children
(James 2:5; Isa 43:1-5; John 1:12). One important thing to note here is, there is no piety, divine-ness or special holiness in being poor or in practicing asceticism, but still God chosen the poor of this world to become the heir of the Kingdom of God because they are the one who are easily inclined in their desperation to call upon God to provide them, serve justice, give them relief from suffering and inequality that exists on earth because of sin and fallen nature of all humans that rebels to break the beautiful laws of God given to bring equality to all humans (Luke 18:1-8).

In other words, the rich man who lived at that time never cared to share what he had with the poor men like Lazarus who lived in desperate poverty before his very eyes. Generally, a rich man always has his trust not in God but in the things he owns on earth. He becomes arrogant and proud to trust in his money and not in the God who gives all good things to share and enjoy our life to thank and praise God for this good life
(1 Tim 6:17; Jam 5:1-6).

Being rich in itself cannot be wrong, because many children of God like Abraham, David, Solomon, Job, etc...were very rich but their trust was not in their wealth but in God who has blessed them to live a life of godliness with contentment before others around them who were eager and mad to get rich quick and spend their lives in riches
(1 Tim 6:6-9; Matt 6:31-32). Though these men were godly and rich, they considered themselves to be strangers and pilgrims in this earth and sought for the home land of heaven to live with God for eternity ahead in friendship and peace with God (Heb 11:13-16). Jesus himself expressed plainly that it is easier for a huge size camel to go through a needle, than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God because the rich trust his riches and never in God to sit with pride in his heart of how he has with all wisdom of the earth has amassed earthly riches, and chooses to think foolishly that he needs no help of God or anyone in this world as long as he lives or even after his death he needs none of God (Luke 12:13-21; Matt 19:24; Job 2:9-10). God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble who seeks God in his life to solve the unsolvable question about his future life of eternity that is ahead of him or her (James 4:7).

From reading the story of the rich man and Lazarus, we come to know one thing, the poor man was suffering yet had rich faith towards God, the rich man was enjoying his earthly life in opulence yet we come to see that he had no real saving faith in God because he was full of pride and religiosity.

In death the story of the after life starts from day one, as the word of God says,
" is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment." (Heb 9:27). The day any human dies whether rich or poor all come under the sovereign jurisdiction of God (Matt 10:28), the way God passes his judgment will decide whether that human soul immediately and in the future with body will go to hell fire or heaven.

Soon after the death of Lazarus, he was carried by angels to a place called as Abraham's bosom where he was found to be sitting literally in Father Abraham's bosom and was comforted by the Presence of God. The rich man also died and was buried, he found himself being in the torments of Hades which is a short-stay prison of torment of the soul before bring discarded in to hell fire with their condemned bodies after the White Throne Judgment. What a contrast between those who have true faith and false religiosity.

We see that the rich man's religion never went deeper in to his heart, because from the Parable of Jesus we can understand that he had seen the beggar Lazarus and knew him to be the man who was laid at the gate of his earthly house when he was alive on earth, the same man desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table, which reveals to us that the rich man had religion without compassionate action to feed the poor man like Lazarus or give at least some medication to give relief from the sores of the suffering Lazarus which was making his life miserable. So it proves that this rich man's faith was without works which proves to us that he had no genuine faith but a bogus one which trusted in money and not the God who gives it all to enjoy and share
(2 Cor 9:8, 9; Jam 2:14-18).

We see that the "torments in Hades" increases more and more, as a person lifts up his eyes there to heaven to see the saved afar off living in peace with God and enjoying the goodness of his Presence, as they were the one neglected and suffered on earth but had faith in God like Lazarus who ended up in heaven to receive great honor and comfort from God for the rest of his eternity. In short, the greatest torment in hell fire will be thinking about the wasted opportunities on earth to get saved and the inability of the unsaved to get saved anymore even for eternity ahead.

The unsaved will come to know only in the torment of Hades and hell fire that all the riches of the earth are nothing compared to
"like precious faith" (1 Pet 1:1) which is the most precious commodity on earth even for eternity to continue (Mark 8:37). So that their concern for others of their family who are living in neglect of this rich faith towards God, will cause even greater torment after their death because they will come to know its value only after they enter Hades and hell fire.

But God's answer to all people on earth is hidden and revealed through his written Word
"Moses and the Prophets" which He repeatedly points through his servants as the instruction given to all humans to avoid hell fire and embrace heaven by getting saved from sin and death of separation from God. It is no use to religiously hear the Word of God, but all are expected by God to hear and do the word of God by faith in the God who really saved the sinful human being to make them become a saint and take them to heaven where God lives in friendship with all saved humans forever and ever even for eternity ahead (Jam 1:21-27).

Every saved person on earth according to God, will act according to his will to seek it sincerely and fulfill it in gratefulness and thankfulness for their salvation given freely to them by God
(Jam 2:22).

The biggest truth God reveals through Jesus about faith in the above parable of Lazarus and the rich man is at the end, where He says that, if someone to whom God has given his Word does not care and value it enough to hear the law and exhortation of prophets and do it by faith, neither will he be able to believe in the Words of Jesus and get saved by hearing about the good-news of the death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus to enter the Kingdom of God for eternity to be in heaven after their physical death and live with God for the rest of their lives
(John 8:24; 7:17; 5:46; Luke 7:28, 29-30; 1 Cor 15:3-4).

So the bottom line is, it is not whether we are rich or poor on earth that matters to God because he has made them all
(Prov 22:2), it is how rich we are towards God while we are alive that matters in the end in our after-life after our death (Luke 12:21). But we have seen from the above parable, that poor are advantaged to receive faith more easily than the rich, but being poor does not automatically qualify them for heaven except through believing in Jesus Christ who rose from the dead. In short, God has set equality in this unequal world of difference between rich and the poor by making the rich to find it hard to enter the eternal riches of God, but making it easy for the poor of this world to grasp the saving faith and become rich towards God.

In short, poor with God becomes rich on earth and ever after though he might not have realized it on earth like Lazarus, the rich without God is the poorest man on earth even though he might not have realized it within his heart because of self-conceit.

The rich man can enter the Kingdom of God if he chooses to let go of his trust in his uncertain riches and trust the certain riches of God to become his desire for the rest of his life to make them perfect and make themselves be prepared for heaven's life
(Matt 19:21). Heaven is for prepared place for prepared people, God chooses simple people who have learned to trust Him and His word on earth to prepare themselves for heaven through following the basic instruction of the Bible before leaving the earth physically.

Let us learn to trust God through the Word of God and do it in our personal lives whether we are rich or poor in this world now, so that we can be rich towards God for eternity ahead!

Much Blessings...


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