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Dimension of the Redeemed

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By EMN Updated: Dec 27, 2014 9:37 pm
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Ambrose.J. Chakre

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]f it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and sinner? 1st Peter 4:18
The mysteries of God will only be revealed to His lovers and every men and women who has God in them will experience the mysteries of God. When God created the earth there was no sin but when sin crept into us, the entire human race became a slave to it. The powers of it used sinners to entice sinners to destroy the soul of every sinner. No one was found fit to live but everyone was found deemed to be destroyed. The powers of it created havoc in the lives of the sinners and the salvation of the sinners became a far cry. The powers of darkness reigned before Christ but when Christ came into the world, the powers of hell shook and the foundations of it were destroyed and cursed. The conflict which Christ started against the powers of darkness continues to this very day and only the ones who survives till the end will make it to the next life. The doctrine of life and death is all about heaven and hell and anyone who fails to receive the life of Christ will be pushed into the lake of fire along with all lovers of sin.The truths of God’s Word are all coming to pass and unless we have the power of it in us, the powers of hell will welcome us to hell. The roads to hell are as smooth as the sinner’s parks are and the men and women of hell are as numerous as the sins of the world are. The truth is that sinners will exist till the day of the Lord but God calls every sinner to repent and to return to Christ. The elders of our churches will not save us, neither will the Church save us but sinners will only be saved through Jesus who is the way the truth and the life (John 14:6 ). In the preceding verse Jesus told His disciples “ If you love me you will obey what I command ( V15 ). These words of Jesus will either save the unsaved or condemn the condemned.
The scripture will never contrast with the Word of God but the works of the devil will always be in contrast with the Word of God. I warn every sinner to repent of their evil lest they smell the stench of rotten flesh in hell. A day will come when all sinners will be judged and the future of the wicked cut off. The days of the sinners are numbered because the Day of the Lord is at hand and destruction will come swiftly as the labour pains of a pregnant woman. The signs of it depict the accuracy of the written prophecies and as the days unfold God’s wrath shall ultimately destroy the created order of the world and replace it with a new world order. Sinners of this generation may have the liberty to experience the sinful pleasures of the world but they will not have the liberty to do what they do now in hell. God forbids that anyone should experience the torments of hell. The truth needs to be revealed now and forgiveness needs to be sought now. The ways of the world will only get from bad to worse and anyone who follows the world will be destroyed with the world.
The Day of the Lord is at hand and in a little while, the wicked will be slain by the anger of God’s wrath. The Word of Life states “See the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones to judge everyone and to convict all the ungodly of all the ungodly acts they have done in the ungodly way, and all the harsh words ungodly sinners have spoken against him”. (Jude 14-15). The truths of it has opened our eyes to see all that God intends us to see and the powers of it has created new life, new opportunities and new paths to righteousness. Unless our righteousness surpasses those of the sinners we will only experience miseries here on earth and in hell. The point is that unless we strive to survive till the end, all that we prayed for and all that we worked for will be in vain. The scripture exhorts us to work out our salvation with fear and trembling and it assures us of eternal life when we hold on to the gift of it till the end (Philippians 2:12-13) ( Emphasis added ). God has not denied us salvation but we will be denied access to it if we continually live to gratify the desires of the flesh. The scripture does not say all sinners will be saved but it radically states that the number of the redeemed will be as limited as the numbers of the righteous. The harsh question put forth is that, will you be among the redeemed or will you prefer to spend your whole eternal life with sinners in hell? The answer you give to this question will determine where you spend eternity. The truth is that you are either headed to heaven or to hell. God does not want you to lose all that He has for you and He wants us to do all that He expects of us. For this reason make every effort to add to your faith goodness, and goodness to knowledge; and to knowledge self-control; and to self control perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you posses these qualities in increasing measure they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in our knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But if anyone does not have them, he is short sighted and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins. Therefore my dear brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things you will never fall, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2nd Peter 1:5-11 ). This is being written and said to redeem the unsaved and to edify the redeemed. God calls us to repentance now and our present acts of repentance will become the memories for the future. I would rather see you smile in heaven than to let you perish in hell. The God who saved sinners still saves. If you can’t be saved while you are alive, you will never be saved when you die. The last days are on and God wants us to remain spotless, blameless and pure till the coming of Christ. This is a message from Christ.

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By EMN Updated: Dec 27, 2014 9:37:22 pm