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15Â If any manâs work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.“, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10Â “Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lordâ 7Â for we walk by faith, not by sightâ 8Â we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord. I didn’t understand how I could be controlled by the Spirit during that moment and thereafter not continue being fully controlled by the Spirit but able to do things against its will. If they remain in their sin they come under the discipline of God which could lead to an early death of the body in order to save the soul (1 Corinthians 5:5). It seems that these terms are not used interchangeablyâ¦so a beliver could enter the kingdom because they are saved yet they might not inherit the kingdom? Do you think Jesus is able to complete the Salvation He began in you? The question is does the person only have a “profession of faith” but doesn’t have a “possession of faith”? 22Â But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23Â gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Mat 25:34 âThen the King will say to those on His right, âCome, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. Jesus spoke several times about who will excluded from Heaven: For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 5:20).. In the same sense the sin of “hate” toward someone else is as though you want to “murder that person”. 4 Galations 5:19 â21. Because of that, I tended to focus on what felt good and pleased self. keep up the good work. Â It means that as a believer of Jesus Christ we cooperate with the Holy Spirit that dwells within us (from the one-time act of Salvation) and we seek to be transformed into the image of Christ (by the ongoing act of Sanctification) and we look for our blessed hope to be with Jesus in our resurrected body (by the future act of glorification).Â, “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” –Â Philippians 1:6. 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Moreover, we are each murders because it is our sin that put Jesus on the cross. Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 18:3).. I think John is pointing out a born again person should not harbor hate toward his fellow man because it contrary to the love of Christ that is within the believer. The Unrighteous Shall Not Inherit the Kingdom of God. A profession of faith (head knowledge about Christ) without a possession of faith (being born again in Christ) is not Salvation … you must be “Born Again”! Post was not sent - check your email addresses! 17Â Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.”, In addition to the guaranteed “sonship inheritance” (see above) there is a “reward basedÂ inheritance” you can “earn” by your faithfulness “after” you are saved!Â The “crown” rewards will be presented to believers by Jesus at the Judgement Seat of Christ if the believer has passed the specific test of faithfulness on earth to receive the crown reward.Â, Crowns of Reward for the faithful works of believers in Jesus Christ. It was his repentance that lead David to “Mt Moriah” to make a sacrifice, the place where Abraham took his son to make a sacrifice. – 1 John 4:20. This does not mean that anybody who has ever committed one of these sins will be denied entrance to heaven. â¢ Galatians 5:19-21 - â¦ I use Biblehub for research and I am not expert on Greek but from my understanding the eternal life” in (1 John 3:15) is referring to the same eternal life that is given to the born again believer in Jesus Christ. The Rich and the Kingdom of God - Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, âTeacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?â âWhy do you ask me about what is good?â Jesus replied. ): John 3:3-5 ” Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Yes, I believe that Jesus will “drag” a born again believer into the Kingdom of Heaven, even if the believer refuses to walk by the Spirit and continues in sin. Unfortunately, the typos and bad grammar are the pain others have to bear as I learn to communicate in writing. Â You can’t be “thrown out” of the Kingdom since it is Christ who has saved you and guaranteed your entrance by grace through faith not based on your works of righteousness, which are like filthy rags … and therefore there are no works of unrighteousness that you can do that will cause you to loose your salvation.Â It is Christ who seals your salvation (Ephesians 1:13) and it is Christ who will “complete” your salvation (1 Philippians 1:6).Â Therefore, in Christ you have confidence that Jesus will never leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5).Â. Â Amen. Â. David did however repent of his sin and pay a serious price for his sin. The city of Corinth in Paul's day had many similarities to America today. Our sin nature wants to either justify us in rebellion against God or condemn us from a relationship with God but our justification and sanctification is in Christ, held by Him, by His Grace when we are born again and put our faith in Him. John makes this clear that even a “born again” person in Jesus Christ will continue to sin no matter how hard he tries to avoid it.Â That is because the believer continues to have a sin nature that fights against his new Spirit nature of Christ while he walks the earthÂ “If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us – 1 John 1:8.”Â Don’t be naive or ignorant about your sin and don’t wallow in your sin but stop your sin, confess your sin and try not to do it again.Â “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).”Â The important thing to remember is that you do not ride a roller coaster of uncertainty about your salvation, wondering if there is some sin in your life that is going to derail your entrance into Heaven. He who does not love abides in death – 1 John 3:14, Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. Â Unfaithfulness on a Christian’s part causes our godly character to decline and (1) thus we come under the discipline of God as believers (not his judgment), (2) it causes the Kingdom of Heaven on earth to decline and thus the Church comes under the discipline of God (this is happening now) and (3) we loose rewards we would have otherwise gained in the Kingdom of Heaven but we do NOT loose our entrance into the Kingdom and our son-ship inheritance, which is guaranteed by our salvation in Jesus Christ.Â. 10Â For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.“, Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men,Â knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. Which type of eternal kingdom inheritance does that connote? 26Â Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.”. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.Â. You see, inheriting the kingdom of God has to do with legal owners ruling and reigning over everything in the realm of the kingdom. 14Â Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. For although conversion is not the ground of pardon, yet we know that â¦ Â Â “Sitting down, He called the twelve and said to them, “If anyone wants to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all. I think it is part of God’s divine sense of humor that I am writing so much at this stage of my life, when for most of my life I tried to avoid writing. read "see." 3:3), but only obedient saints who endure, who overcome, and who perform works of righteousness (e.g., ministering to Christâs brethren) will inherit it, i.e., rule there. He has promised to complete the good work in us … though it might be a bit of a painful trip along the way. For I was hungry, and you gave me food; I was thirsty, and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger, and you took Me in; I was naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me. I am not saved by believingâ I simply realize I am saved by believing.Â And it is not repentance that saves meâ repentance is only the sign that I realize what God has done through Christ Jesus.Â The danger here is putting the emphasis on the effect, instead of on the cause.Â Is it my obedience, consecration, and dedication that make me right with God? Â I know that I need Your forgiveness to cover the penalty of my sin and Your righteousness in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Adultery will keep one from entering heaven. Hence, Johnâs message was âflesh and bloodâ shall not inherit the kingdom of God. That means that unrepentant sinners are not Christians. The wicked, then, do inherit the kingdom of God, but it is only in the event of their having been first converted to the Lord in true repentance, and having in this way ceased to be wicked. Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. There is no answer to the claim "they're not really saved." This is where Mature or Maturing Sons become His Pure and Spotless Bride. Entering vs Inheriting – What that means in His Kingdom. Salvation is based on “birth” not behavior. 17âFor God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. John starts this passage by retelling how Cain hated his “brother” Able and killed him because Able gave a blood sacrifice pleasing and righteous before God. Â In a similar way your “inheritance of rewards” in the Kingdom is based on your conduct toward God after you become a member of God’s family (note, there is a “sonship inheritance”Â in Heaven that is guaranteedÂ by your salvation which I will discuss later in this article).Â Â God is not like an earthly parent who makes unfair demands on your life or who promises an inheritance but leaves nothing behind. Ephesians 1: 11 In HimÂ also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will,Â 12Â to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ would be to the praise of His glory.Â 13Â In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvationâhaving also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise,Â 14Â who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption ofÂ Godâs ownÂ possession, to the praise of His glory. Â Amen. But each man must be careful how he builds on it. Jesus’ words of truth were to pierce the hard heart of the Jewish Legalist so they could hear God and repent of their self righteous ways. 1 Corinthians 15:50-52 ESV / 20 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. But what do you think about his self righteous brother, who had good works but a bad attitude toward the Grace given to his prodigal brother … was this brother saved? A change life in Christ occurs and good works flow because a person has a personal relationship with Jesus, not because they are trying to prove they are saved by their good works or they are trying to do good works to complete their Salvation or “keep” their Salvation.Â. Many people are familiar with the footprints in the sand story … the two sets of footprints in the sand represent a walk of the believer in fellowship with Jesus and the “one” set of footprints represents Jesus who alone carries the believer through a trial of suffering, when the believer didn’t have the strength press on.Â This is actually, the way our walk with Jesus should look all the times … the footprints of Jesus should be indistinguishable from ours because we are so closely abiding in Him, walking in His steps.Â Yet, I think that sometimes, instead of one set or two sets of footprints there is a “trench” alongside the footprints of Jesus, where Jesus has been dragging the believer along in rebellion into the Kingdom of Heaven.Â For some of believers the trench is short because the believer confesses his sins and walks again (1 John 1:9) but for other hard headed believers the trench is long and deep, ending right a the gates of Heaven itself.Â. â Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of â¦ The Bible provides lists of the types of people who will not inherit the kingdom of God, but it also tells us who will inherit the kingdom of God.. redeem. kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power." Â It’s a blood connection, where the DNA of your parents is in your blood, defining your physical characteristics in the flesh. The born again believer will be in Heaven but he will not “inherit” rewards in the Kingdom of God … this is what Galatians 5:21 teaches, that you will enter Heaven but you will not inherit rewards. In Salvation, you are asking Jesus to come “into” your life … to comfort you, guide you, give you His love and eternal life … and you areÂ receiving Him into your life with thanksgiving and joy to change you into the person He created you to be!Â, You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. The Lord Jesus said, âNot every one that said to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heavenâ (Matthew 7:21). The fact that I continued to commit sin after my salvation experience, in which I was resisting the pull to publicly accept Christ and the Spirit “fell” on me and actually moved my feet and lips to walk to the Preacher and speak the words, caused me to doubt my salvation. Â Salvation in Christ is “your” decision to join God’s family but it is also must be made under God’s terms of surrender (repentance) and faith in Jesus Christ. (3) Adulterers shall not inherit the kingdom of God. These seats belong to those for whom My Father has prepared them.â – Matthew 20:23. The phrases âinherit the kingdom,â âinherit the earth,â and âinherit the landâ occur several times in the New Testament (NT). This scripture is not teaching that a believer has to “sow works of the Spirit” in order to “earn” everlasting life but Paul is saying that we sow in the Spirit to enjoy the “rewards” of everlasting life! I don’t think the water is baptism but the washing of water with the word (Ephesian 5:26). My pastor says that the hardest thing to do on earth is to deny self and serve Christ, yet in Heaven serving Christ will be the most desired and joyful thing to do. I have no works of my own to claim I am worthy to enter the Kingdom and no works to claim I am worthy to stay … I am clinging to Christ and His righteousness. We inherit the kingdom only through trials, testing, endurance and the refining of fire until we reflect the image of the king. Jesus answered, âTruly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. Log in. It would have greatly helped me when I was saved as a 10-year-old child and was confused by a lot of doctrines. http://die2live.worthyofpraise.org/the-three-aspects-of-salvation/, http://die2live.worthyofpraise.org/osas-an-oasis-or-a-mirage/. Those who inherit the terrestrial kingdom will come forth in the First Resurrection after those who inherit the celestial kingdom have been resurrected (see D&C 88:99; 45:54). My brethren, these things ought not to be this way. It answers the question about the security of my salvation in Christ and the walk of my sanctification in Christ. Yes, I think Jesus drags born again believers into Heaven (if necessary because the believer is disobedient) but Jesus does not drag or coerce people to the wedding altar (to be born again)! It is interesting that when I first joined a church I had a Bible teacher who knew Greek and he spent a year of Sunday School classes teaching how Hebrews 6 actually proves that you can’t loose your Salvation. The reason given is that many people get saved and do nothing for the Lord, while others give all to the Lord. A Believer may be Denied “reward based” Inheritance of the Kingdom of God but He is not denied Entry: Galatians 5:16-26Â “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. Those who worship Jesus must do so in Spirit and Truth (John 4:24). – RogersingsÂ Â email me at:Â Â email@example.com, I'm a born again child of God loving and serving my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Jesus died for our sins (past, present and “future”) according to the scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) … so Once Saved Always Saved (OSAS) is a true Bible doctrine … or I like to say Once Sealed, Always Sealed … or Once in Christ, Always in Christ … or Born Again, Saved Forever (BASF).Â However if you claim to be saved and yet you are not concerned about living your life for Christ then you are probably not truly saved, you are probably not “born again” and you are probably not sealed by the “Holy Spirit“.Â God sent His Son to save us from our SIN … our Self Indulgent Nature way of thinking, which is to think we can live a good and pleasing life apart from God.Â As previously stated, when a person is “born again” the Holy Spirit “seals” the person for eternal life … you have Christ “in you” … you are “in Christ”.Â From this point onward, until you physically die and are removed from your physical sin nature body or until you are caught up to Jesus in the Rapture, your thoughts and deeds that are contrary to your new Spiritual life that is in Christ “grieve” the Holy Spirit in you and remind you that you belong to Jesus.Â, This is what it means to be “born again” … it means you have a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.Â God is able to lead you, guide you, comfort you, satisfy you with His love and overflow you with His joy … so it spill over onto others.Â God wants to give us the best of everything but we must realize that everything is best when it’s done His way … not according to our way of thinking.Â If you are His child and continually seek to know God and follow Him, He will guide you through this wicked world so you have “rest” for your weary soul.Â If you are His born again child and you continue to try to think and do things independently from God … “I did it my way” … then God disciplines those who are His (Hebrews 12:6), so they see the futility of their sin (self indulgent nature) so they will deny their sin and trust in Holy Spirit to overcome their sin.Â, God wants us to “rest” in His Grace and yield to Him as He completes the good work of Salvation that He began in His born again child (Phil 1:6).Â “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me;” – John 10:27.Â Â However, until someone invents a “Holy Spirit Breathalyzer” this debate about whether someone has lost their salvation or they are living in rebellion toward their Salvation or they were never saved will continue until Christ returns.Â. He cannot, Â Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot, “Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not, Think of it like the sperm cell when it enters the egg cell, it starts a new life at that very point and the process of life can’t be reversed or undone anymore than you can unscramble an egg. Â Â Â Â Â Do you want to be saved from the condemnation of sin and be “born again” to everlasting life with Jesus?Â Repeat this prayer:Â Â. HeavenlyÂ Father, I know my sin separates me from You. (2) The other way to understand this scripture is that Paul is warning people in the church of Galatia (and all believers everywhere) that if they practice deeds of the flesh and have no remorse or conviction of their sin, then they should examine themselves to see if they have been born again and have the Holy Spirit dwelling in them.Â The Holy Spirit of God will bring guilt on a believer if they practice sin and do not confess sin.Â This guilt will nag and hound at the heart, and it can lead to sickness and even death if the sin is not confessed by the believer to the Lord (1 John 1:9).Â In comparison the believer who is living a righteous life in Christ, the Holy Spirit may feelÂ grief because of the sin and suffering that is in the world and empathy for others who are suffering from the effects of sin and those who are lost in sin.Â The righteous believer will feel uplifted and rejoice in righteous living and victories of righteous done in Jesus name. The thieves crucified with Jesus are a fitting picture of all mankind. Repentance from sin (a turning away from self and sin) and Faith in Jesus Christ (a turning toward God) are two sides of the same coin … the gift of repentance and the gift of faithÂ supplied by the gift of God’s Amazing GraceÂ … “all” … work together to bring the gift of Salvation (Ephesian 2:8-9).Â Salvation is an unmerited “gift” of God’s Grace.Â Salvation is not offered to you based on any good work you have done and it is not denied to you based on any bad work you have done.Â There is no work involved to receive Salvation and there is no work involved to keep your Salvation.Â Salvation means you are “at rest” in what Jesus has done to justify you before God and it means you daily “rest” in Jesus, abiding in Him, doing the good works He has prepared for you to do (Hebrews 4:10-11). , I am hearing more and more about entering the kingdom of God is a synonym for salvation privilege the! 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