LOVE of RIGHTEOUSNESS or Wickedness?

To love life in this world is to love wickedness:

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12). “For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil” (Romans 13:3).

“The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God” (Psalm 9:17).

“Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth [RIGHTEOUSNESS]” (2 Peter 3:13).

To LOVE RIGHTEOUSNESS is to LOVE GOD:

“The LORD liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness” (Jeremiah 4:2).

The righteous will flourish as the palm tree (Psalm 92:12).

When time ends, “Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven” (Psalm 85:11).

“The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be forever” (Psalm 37:18).
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Gospel of the KINGDOM.

“The Kingdom of God is not in word, but in power; that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the [POWER OF GOD]” (1 Corinthians 4:20, 2:5).

“For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost” (Romans 14:17).

“For it is written, ‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.’ For the [PREACHING OF THE CROSS] is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the [POWER OF GOD]” (1 Corinthians 1:18-19).

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8) says: “The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand: [REPENT YE, AND BELIEVE THE GOSPEL]” (Mark 1:15). “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come” (Matthew 24:14).

“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep” (John 10:10-11).

“[MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE], and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; [AND THEY SHALL NEVER PERISH], neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one” (John 10:27-30).

“Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32).

“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:18).

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FOLLOW JESUS TO PARADISE.

Jesus says: “No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62). “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved” (Matthew 24:13).

“Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end” (Hebrews 3:12-14).

“Now we beseech you, brethren, by the [COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND BY OUR GATHERING TOGETHER UNTO HIM], whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace” (2 Thessalonians 2:1, 14-16).

“For the lord himself shall descend from [HEAVEN] with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in christ shall rise first, then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. “Wherefore comfort one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:16–18).

“Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to [OBTAIN SALVATION BY OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST]” (1 Thessalonians 5:6-9).

“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God” (Revelation 2:7).

Enlightenment

What will be missed about this world?

Now, be very careful how to answer?

Here is a clue:

Jesus says: “Remember Lot’s wife” (Luke 17:32)?

What then will be missed about this world?

The answer is: ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!

Jesus says: “No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62).

“But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved” (Matthew 24:13).

“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” (Matthew 24:35).

In time of old, Lot, his wife and two daughters were elected to be saved from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. The angels of God told them, saying: “Escape for thy life; [LOOK NOT BEHIND THEE], neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed” (Genesis 19:17).

Lot’s wife did not believe EVERY word of God as spoken by the angels of God :…” look not behind thee,…”.. Lot’s wife was disobedient to the word of God; Lot’s wife did not endure to the end and lost her Salvation!

Lot’s wife loved life so much in Sodom and Gomorrah that she had to have one last look, but it was not to be, because when she LOOKED BACK she turned into a pillar of salt (Genesis 19:26).

DO NOT LOOK BACK AT ANYTHING IN THIS WORLD!

FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST to the END!

“Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end” (Hebrews 3:12-14).

“Now we beseech you, brethren, by the [COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND BY OUR GATHERING TOGETHER UNTO HIM], whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace” (2 Thessalonians 2:1, 14-16).

“Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come” (Matthew 24:42).

“For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be” (Matthew 24:27).

“Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not” (Luke 12:40).

“Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen” (Revelation 1:7).

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Let’s keep our eyes towards the Heavens!

“I WILL lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore” (Psalm 121:1-8).

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P R A Y.

The Apostle Paul remined us to “…pray without ceasing…” (1 Thessalonians 5:17).

Jesus, the only begotten Son of God says: “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him” (John 4:24, 23).

“When thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly” (Matthew 6:6).

“When ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him” (Matthew 6:7-8).

Jesus taught us to pray saying: “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen” (Matthew 6:10-13).
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NEW HEAVENS and A NEW EARTH: A WORLD WITHOUT END!

There is another world in the heavens! To get this world without end only those who BELIEVE IN and FOLLOW the only begptten Son of God will inherit ETERNAL LIFE.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever [BELIEVETH IN HIM] should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved” (John 3:16-17).

“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he [MADE THE WORLDS]” (Hebrews 1:1–2).

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8) says: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they [FOLLOW ME]: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one” (John 10:27-30).

“Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32).

“I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen” (Matthew 28:20).

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Who knows the way to the entrance to HEAVEN?

“No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him” (John 1:18).

Jesus, the only begotten Son of God says: “[I AM THE DOOR]: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture” (John 10:9).

“I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).

“I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death” (Revelation 1:18).

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The CROSS of LIGHT = S A L V A T I O N.

While there is LIGHT still on this earth, come to the LIGHT to be SAVED.

“Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else” (Isaiah 45:22).

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved” (John 3:16-17).

Jesus, the only begotten Son of God says: “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12). “As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world” (John 9:5).

“And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God” (John 3:19-21).

“For it is written, ‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.’ For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God” (1 Corinthians 1:18-19).

“But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:8-10)

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LOVE ONLY GOD because GOD IS FORVER GOD!

To Love GOD is to
-Love the word of God is to
-Love the only begotten Son of God is to
-Love the Spirit is to
-Love Life: ETERNAL LIFE! (John 3:16-18).

On the other hand:
To love this world is to
-love the things of flesh is to
-love life in this world is to
-love Death: SECOND DEATH! (1 John 2:15–17) (Revelation 20:12–15).

Jesus, the only begotten Son of God says: “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life” (John 6:63).

“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” (Matthew 24:35).

“For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven” (Psalm 119:89).

“By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth” (Psalm 33:6).

“IN the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).

“The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land” (Psalm 95:5).

“For all the earth is mine” (Exodus 19:5).

“The earth is the LORD’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein” (Psalm 24:1).

“Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God” (Psalm 90:2).

LOVE GOD who was, is and will forever be GOD.

“Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever” (Psalm 118:28-29).
Thanksgiving Psalm 118:28 You are my God, and I will give thanks to you.