- Repentance from all sins.
- An increasing hatred towards sin.
- An increasing Faith and Trust in the Lord.
- An increasing sorrow and remorse over your sins when committed.
- An increasing hatred for carnal and worldly things.
- An increasing desire toward holiness and godliness (i.e., "to hunger and thirst after righteousness").
- An increasing desire to please the Lord out of Love for Him.
- An increasing desire to serve others before yourself.
- An increasing desire to be fed from the Word of God.
- A desire to fellowship with other True Christians.
- Spiritually maturing in Christ and the Christian fruits (e.g., "Love, Joy, Peace, Self-Control, etc.").
- Loving God and Jesus Christ above all else (including self, and willing to die for Him if necessary).
"Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For [they are not all Israel, which are of Israel]: Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called." (Romans 9:6-7)
There are false teachers who teach that [ALL] (i.e., literally) of Abraham's physical descendants will be heirs of the promise; every individual Jew is not what the context in the above passage is teaching us, but a [promise] to those who are the True Children of God through Faith. Not every believer "professing" to be Christian Truly do belong to the Family of God; there is a [remnant] who are grafted into His Family, and these are those who will receive this promise from God; the same would also apply to those who profess to be [in] Christ (i.e., the Body of Christ). Apostate Christianity is increasing monumentally in this time of the end before the Glorious appearing of our God, and the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord is expecting His Bride to be spotless and blameless upon His return to take her home. The [remnant] of those who are the True Children of God is small remnant of True believers today, especially in the church visible. No one is going to wonder why there are so MANY people who seemed to have vanished at the time of the Parousia due to the small amount of FAITHFUL Christians who Truly Love the Lord (cf. Matt. 7:13-14; 24:11; Lk. 17:26; 18:7-8; Eph. 5:24-27; 2 Thess. 2:3; 2 Tim. 3:13; 2 Pet. 3:13-14; 1 Jn. 3:2-3).
"Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment." (Hebrews 6:1-2)
The topic of living a godly life seems to be absent in sermons preached in the visible church, and men and women are flocking to these brick and mortar churches to have their ears tickled. There is NO fear of God in them, and God is portrayed as a fatherly figure who only wants to shower men and women with gifts and leave them in their spiritually immature condition; nothing can be further from the Truth . . . and God will recompense with Wrath and Holy Indignation to those who obey NOT the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Indeed, God is Love, but the main attribute of God is His Holiness, and the severity and penalty of the unrepentant will show just how serious sin is to Him (Ex. 15:11; 1 Sam. 2:2; Isa. 6:3-5; Ps. 96:9; Hab. 1:13; Heb. 7:26; Rev. 4:8; 15:4).
"(For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)" (Philippians 3:18-19)
The body of Christ do not need their ears tickled with motivational speeches that do nothing but boost their pride and ego instead of dying to self and taking up their crosses (Matt. 10:38; 16:24-25; Lk. 9:24; 14:27; Gal. 2:20; 6:14; 2 Tim. 2:11; 1 Pet. 2:24; 1 Jn. 2:15-17). It is shameful to even be associated with such men and women professing the name of Christ while living like the rest of the unbelieving world, and sometimes even worse; selfish, self-centered, completely devoid of any godliness, hypocritical, slandering those who are Truly living for the Lord Jesus Christ, and "praising" God by honoring Him with their lips ONLY, and NOT their hearts. Pride and selfishness is what brought the devil down to the level of manure, and yet this treacherous and delusional creature still considers himself above all as a result of his hardened heart. Putting ourselves LAST is what ought to be FIRST in the lives of everyone professing to be [in] Christ; to walk in the "newness" of life, and our life "hid" in Christ (Rom. 6:3-4; 2 Cor. 5:17; Gal. 5:20-24; Eph. 4:24; Phil. 1:21; Col. 3:3,9-10; 1 Jn. 2:5-6) and to put off our old selves (cf. Rom. 8:10-11;13,23; 12:1-2; 2 Cor. 4:16; 1 Pet. 4:1-2).
"And fear not them which [kill the body], but are not able to kill the soul: but rather [FEAR HIM] (i.e., The One True and Living God of Holy Scripture) which is able to [destroy both soul and body] in hell." (Matthew 10:28)
The physical [body] of a human being can only be [killed] once, but the [soul] of an individual continues to exist eternally, even after the physical aspect of the human creature is done away with and rendered useless. Our Lord chooses to employ the word [destroy] (Grk. apolesai -- i.e., "to bring to a state of ruin") rather than to [kill] (Grk. apokteinai) to make a contrast between the temporal and the immaterial part of human beings which continues to exist forever in one of two eternal abodes. The bible cannot be any more explicit in its teaching that the soul is ETERNAL and will never come to a "state" of non-existence or annihilation; that which is temporal will pass away, but the things which cannot be "seen" by the human eye (e.g., "the soul") are ETERNAL, and the Scriptures irrefutably prove this (2 Cor. 4:18; see also Eccles. 12:7; Dan. 12:2).
"And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with [everlasting destruction] [FROM THE PRESENCE] of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day." (2 Thessalonians 1:7-10)
BOTH body and soul are mentioned as being in a state of utter ruin, and in the above passage describes it as "everlasting destruction" (Grk. olethron aionion; i.e., "eternal ruin") and NOT annihilation; as a state of nonexistence cannot be "from the presence" of anyone or anything if it ceases to exist, especially in a perpetual state of ruin in a resurrected body "fitted" for both tangible and conscious torment that will consist of endless shame and guilt (cf. Dan. 12:2; Lk. 13:28; Jn. 5:29; Rom. 9:22).
And I saw a great white throne, and him (THE TRIUNE GOD) that sat on it, from whose face [the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them]. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:11-15)
This Final Judgment takes place neither here on Earth, or in the cosmic regions that exist in this Universe where TIME came into being; it takes place in a realm where ALL LAWLESS DEEDS of EVERY UNSAVED PERSON in all of History will be revealed to them when this event will occur. White represents the ABSOLUTE PURITY AND HOLINESS of the Triune Godhead and His Sovereign Rule over All of Creation. Every single lawless deed and careless words spoken from the heart of the unregenerate will be exposed in such Divine Clarity to where the sinner, who is shown all their sins, will experience the guilt and shame of it in all its fullness. They will feel the brunt of their iniquities that have not been forgiven and washed in the blood of the Lamb; the soul of each person will reveal all that has occurred in the lives to the most minuscule of details, regardless of memory loss in the here and now, and all will be held accountable for their ungodly acts (cf. Dan. 7:9-10; Matt. 12:36-37; 13:39-43; 16:27; 25:43-46; Mk. 4:22; Lk. 10:13-15; Acts 17:31; Rom. 1:18-21; 2:14-16; 1 Pet. 4:5; Jude 14-16; Rev. 20:11-15).
"Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return [unto the Lord], and [HE WILL HAVE MERCY] upon him; and [to our God], for [HE WILL ABUNDANTLY PARDON]. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts." (Isaiah 55:6-9)
Hello Family of God,
My heart grieves over the lost who are deceived and led astray by the cares of this world, its riches, enticements, and earthly pleasures which result in spiritual decay and ruin. Worldliness (e.g., "gambling, bars, nightclubs, wealth, sensuality, physical attractiveness, lusts, etc.,") has crept into the hearts of many "professing" Christians and are now leading them down the broad way towards ultimate destruction and eternal condemnation in the Devil's world which will one day pass away along with all its lusts (cf. Matt. 7:13-14; 24:37-39; Lk. 12:15-20; 15:13; Eph. 2:3; Col. 4:14; 1 Tim. 6:9-10; 2 Tim. 4:9-10; 1 Jn. 2:15-17). If you're struggling with carnal desires and worldly appetites and cannot seem to overcome them, then you may want to ask yourself if you have truly been born-again. There will be MANY who attend their local church and listen to the preaching of their Pastor's sermons each Sunday who will be rejected by the Lord Himself at the day of Judgment; this is why every one professing to be [in] Christ is commanded to "examine" themselves (Matt. 7:21-23; 2 Cor. 13:5; 2 Pet. 1:10-11).
In the life of every Christian, there should be: