Purity Is Important To God

Purity Is Important To God

Paul encouraged Corinthian Christians to maintain the purity, and abstain from activities that can trap them into sexual immorality.

The apostle also encouraged people who are ripe for marriage to do so, in order to avoid sexual sins.

Any adult who chooses to remain single must maintain body purity and abstain from sexuality.

Paul admonished,

“I suppose therefore that this is good because of the present distress—that it is good for a man to remain as he is: Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be loosed. Are you loosed from a wife? Do not seek a wife. But even if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned….” (1 Corinthians 7:26-28).

 

Lesson on Purity

clear waterHumans are comprised of spirit, soul, and body – which are necessary for normal functioning.

All three elements, except the human soul, will transition after death. The human body is corruptible and will decay after death.

(Christians who are alive during rapture would see their body transformed).

The spirit that keeps a person alive will also return to God after death.

clear lightHowever, the human soul will survive natural death to face God’s judgment at the end.

A person’s soul will face judgment to be rewarded for its past earthly activities. Souls that served God well on earth and also received the salvation of Jesus Christ will be awarded heaven, but unrepentant souls would be condemned in hell.

Therefore, everyone must be sensitive not to allow the human body – which is temporal corrupt his/her soul that will ultimately face God’s judgment.

 

Prayer of Grace to Maintain Purity of Life

prayDear God, please I do not want my soul to burn in hell fire, but I want to make heaven!

Help me to resist sins; do not let me yield to temptations, but empower me to maintain my body in holiness so that I can receive your positive rewards in heaven.

bible factJesus Will Soon Come To Rapture His Saints To Heaven

The second coming of Jesus Christ is also known as Rapture, and it is not a question of “what if,” but a question of “when it will happen.”

The rapture of saints is imminent.

It will surely occur as the scripture foretold.

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“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.

For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep.

For the Lord, himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.

And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).

Jesus Christ asked his disciples to diligently tarry for his second coming and said,

“Blessed are those servants whom the master when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them. And if he should come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them also, blessed are those servants.

But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into.

Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect” (Luke 12:37-40).

 

Deeper Focus

What Qualifies A Person For Rapture?

scaleRapture is imminent.

Christ will soon come, and his coming maybe sooner than later. People who considered themselves followers of Jesus Christ – that is, Christians should remain steadfast in their commitments to their Lord because their basis of faith will be evaluated before they can be qualified.

Christians who are courageous to steadfastly serve Christ and wait for the Messiah’s second coming will be ultimately rewarded.

Christ – the Savior – will use the standard of the bible to either accept or reject anyone from his Father’s kingdom.

His main qualifying criteria is a person’s choice of deity.

That is, Jesus will only transport people who have confessed their faith in him to heaven.

Those people who have personally identified themselves with him as their personal Lord and Savior will qualify. As the scripture stated,

“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved” (Romans 10:9-10 NLT).

Not just a confession of faith that saves a person, but the lifestyle that he or she has lived on earth that will determine if he/she will qualify for heaven or not.

Believers who have confessed Jesus Christ as Lord and remain consistent in their faith by keeping his testimony will be regarded as “Just” and be counted worthy to inherit the kingdom of God.

It is stated,

“I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.

For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory” (1 Corinthians 15:50-54 NIV)

 

If Rapture Is Real, Then What Stake Does It Offer Christians?

rewardThe reward of Christian faithfulness is far-reaching.

Christ will rapture his saints and call them home from the trouble and trauma of the world.

The Savior will wipe off tears of affliction and persecution from the faces of his saints.

He will also award them his gift of an imperishable eternal crown of glory.

Perhaps the best of all gifts the saints will receive in heaven is the gift of the eternal life of peace (tranquility).

Believers will be permanently stationed with God in heaven to rejoice in his loving arms. Sin and pain won’t be mentioned in heaven.

Sickness will be found wanting there also!

All that saints of God will enjoy in heaven is everlasting life of perfect peace and joy.

Not much of some anticipated benefits that should excite anyone about qualifying for the rapture, but the actual tasks that are required.

Christians are saved by grace, but they must be fully committed and be serious with their faith and practices to qualify for God’s well-advertised kingdom.

To actually qualify for God’s kingdom, believers must daily make conscious efforts to serve God with faithfulness.

They must hold their confession of Jesus Christ firmly, and live holy lives.

Also, each Christian must understand that human power would not be strong enough to help anyone meet

God’s criteria of heaven. Believers must rely on God to adequately meet his standard.

More importantly, believers must express their fear and weaknesses to God through prayers. They must pray that God should grant them grace and strength needed adequately to satisfy him.

 

Prayer To Qualify For Christ’s RapturePrayer

Christians must pray for God’s strength. No serious Christian should consider exercise as a tedious job.

Please pray!

My dear Jesus Christ, please give me the grace to keep my testimony as a true Christian.

I know you are Christ the Son of God; no one can go to the Father except through you.

I have confessed you as my personal Lord, and that is why I am a Christian.

All I am asking now is your grace to keep my testimony unto the end. Help me to live holy and acceptable life before you, so that I can qualify for your rapture.

Please give me the grace to serve you well and remain consistent with you throughout the days of my life.

Please write my name in the book of life, and let me remain heavenly bound.

For in your precious name “Jesus Christ” my Savior I make my requests.

For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

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Heaven Is The Permanent Home For Christians

Heaven Is The Permanent Home For Christians

This present world is temporal; everything the world contains is temporal also.

All the material wealth of this world is corruptible, and they will soon perish.

A wise preacher in the bible stated, “I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and indeed, all is vanity and grasping for the wind” (Ecclesiastes 1:14 NKV)

 

Lesson on the Reality of Heaven

heavenThe present world that hosts humanity is meant to exist temporarily.

All the material wealth that people acquire here on earth is corruptible and they will not last forever.

However, God will furnish new heaven and new earth for his saints, which are meant to exist permanently (Revelation 21:1-4).

The beauty and riches of God’s new paradise will abide forever.

Moreover, God will disallow unrepentant sinners from entering his beautiful kingdom.

He will send them to hell fire that will remain a permanent home for Satan and all his followers (Matthew 25:41).

(Anyone who accepts Jesus Christ as his personal Lord, and repents from his sin is considered a saint of God – and is meant to enter heaven).

 

Prayer of Grace to make Heaven

praying-handsDear God, I realize that this present world and all it contains are vanities. They are perishable and they will vanish someday; therefore, I have decided to preserve my treasures where they will not corrupt.

I am determined to give my life to Jesus Christ! Today, I (mention your name) state my faith declaration thus:

I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God; he died for my sins so that I can have eternal life.

I confess my sins of (mention the sins you as can remember).

I also confess every unknown sin. I repent from all my sins, and I give my complete life unto Jesus Christ.

As from today, I will faithfully follow Jesus Christ, and I will serve him for the rest of my life.

Also, since I have become a child of God, I will share my salvation experience with other people.

May God help me so. Amen!

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Satan Is A Traitor and He’s Doomed for Hell Fire

Satan Is A Traitor and He’s Doomed for Hell Fire

The scripture described Satan as a traitor who wanted to usurp the position of his master. The traitor fell from grace, and Jehovah who is the master of all judged him immediately.

Satan the Lucifer will be permanently hurled to hellfire on the last day.error

 

The scripture explained, “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations!

For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’

Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the
Pit” (Isaiah 14:12-15).

 

The lesson to Learn from Satan Who Is Doomed for Hell Fire

 

 

fallen

Satan abused his position in heaven, and God promised to cast him to the eternal damnation of hellfire.

Although the arch-enemy may still be causing an uproar on earth, his time is limited. He will not trouble the world forever!

When God’s appointed time come, Satan would be chained and cast into the unquenchable fire of hell.

He will remain there permanently. However, it is unfortunate that the enemy might have some company in hell.

 

errorThose who fall for his deceits on earth will share hellfire with him (Matthew 25:41).

Meanwhile, everyone has a choice to either follow the devil to hell or follow Jesus to heaven.

All it takes to go to heaven is a confession of sin and the declaration of Jesus Christ as the true son of God.

Anyone who confesses Jesus as Lord and accepts him as his/her personal Savior will be saved (Rom 10:9-10).

 

Prayer of Victory over Satan and Hell Fire

 

 

prayerDear God, I understand that Satan (devil) is bound to go to hellfire, but I do not want to follow him there.

I want to follow Jesus Christ to heaven. Therefore, I confess Jesus Christ as Lord, and I accept him as my personal Savior.

 

I believe he died on the cross for my sins, and I believe that he resurrected to give me eternal life.

I confess Jesus Christ as Lord today, and I will serve him forever! So help me God. Amen!

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