Empower To The People

14 Jan

January 14, 2014

John Chapter 14

15 ¶ If ye love me, keep my commandments.

John Chapter 15

10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as
I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.

SOme people seem to think that if they just “believe” in Jesus, they will get to go to Heaven, whether or not they are obedient to God’s commandments.

Ephesians Chapter 2

AND you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this
world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that
now worketh in the children of disobedience:

Ephesians Chapter 5

BE ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given
himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling
savour.
3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be
once named among you, as becometh saints;
4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not
convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor
covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the
kingdom of Christ and of God.
6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these
things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord:
walk as children of light:
9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and
truth;)
10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but
rather reprove them.
12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of
them in secret.
13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for
whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the
dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of
the Lord is.
18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with
the Spirit;
19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the
name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the
Lord.
23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head
of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be
to their own husbands in every thing.
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church,
and gave himself for it;
26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by
the word,
27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having
spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and
without blemish.

However, i tend to believe that people cannot just “say” they love God, or they cannot just “say” they love Jesus, but they must DO the things that show God that they are not just saying empty words. Otherwise Christians would just be Christians in name only, or in word only, but not actual Christians.

On a side note, some people have told me that no one knows who will go to Heaven, and who will not. However, Scripture tells us who will go to Heaven. Those who keep God’s commandments. Those who build their house upon the rock. I tend to believe that the disobedient will NOT be going to Heaven. Because disobedience equals sin.

Now if Christians are in “name” only, and they don’t actually practice Christianity, which are the exact teachings of Jesus, then they would more likely be called “hypocrites” than Christians. An example might be of someone who gets married and in their wedding vows they only “say” they love their spouse. Being married is more than just “saying you love someone”. In order for the marriage to succeed people need to back up their wedding vows with the acts required of being in a faithful and loyal marriage. Otherwise, they would not really be married, they would only be pretending. IN the case of Christianity, i tend to believe that these so-called Christians will not be saved unless they stop sinning and also keep God’s commandments. These people who only proclaim to be Christians but who do not keep God’s commandments and continue on sinning, i would call these people the “children of disobedience”.

Getting into Heaven and avoiding an eternity in Hell is a very serious issue! So i believe that people should take it very seriously. I believe that people can either try their best, or otherwise, some people may not even try at all. Due to false teachings and mass confusion many people may not realize how important getting into Heaven is. And so i recommend that people do their best and try their hardest. Certainly getting into Heaven is worth putting some effort into, if not all our effort. It’s a very serious issue and if mishandled it can lead to a very serious mistake that lasts for eternity.

Heaven is certainly a lot more important than any issue we will ever face here on Earth. I guess it’s a matter of having our priorities straight. We know our physical bodies are going to die but we also know that our “spiritual bodies” are going to live forever. Certainly if we try to take care of our physical bodies here on Earth, how much more important is it to take care of our “spiritual lives”?

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