I go to a bible study every Wednesday, and one of the mum’s there was so thrilled because of what her 18year old son told her.
She said, “ My son reckons that Jesus went to hell, totally covered in our sins, he was so covered that satan did not recognise him, and that is how he got the keys from the devil, and that is why he had to go to hell”
He was so sincere in what he said, but you see, he was so sincerely wrong.
You see, Christ alone has conquered death and has Himself come out of grave,
He alone can determine who will enter death and Hades and who will come out.
He has the "keys." He has authority over death and the place of the dead.
Satan has never possessed these "keys."
Satan has never had power to determine who goes to Heaven (the Kingdom) and who goes to Hell.
Jesus did not have to fight Satan for the keys because the keys were never in Satan's possession.
God and God alone has power over death and Hell, as we read in Revelations.
Jesus did not have to fight Satan for anything because Jesus' death on the cross was His ultimate victory.
Colossians ch 2 v 15: tells us, "...and having disarmed the powers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross."
So, as sincere as this young was, and as thrilled as his mum was......
we had to tell his her, that he was sincerely wrong.
And this happens so often with lovely people who think they are right in what they believe!
They are so sincere............but so sincerely wrong.
This is why we must speak up, when some one tells us something they think, or believe to be correct, if it is not.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Day by day, night by night time goes by. I go to bed at night and think, "Could Jesus be coming tonight?"
I wake up the next morning and again I think, "Could He be coming today?"
It is so easy to begin to believe that God is not coming for His Church any time soon.
Just as the people grew weary listening to Noah’s warning of the flood and made fun of him, people today refuse to recognize, the times we are living in.
As Christians we should live every day as if this was the day of His return.
When the floods came it was too late to make it right with God. Just as when the rapture happens it will be too late to go up in the rapture if we are not saved.
We must pray for the lost. We must tell them the truth about Heaven and Hell.
How can they be saved if they do not know what they are being saved from?
If the occupants of a house that is on fire do not know there is a fire, they will not flee.
People need to know there is consequences of rejected salvation.
Do not allow political correctness keep you from sharing the truth of the Gospel.
Philippians 3:20 But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ,
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow to fulfil his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
If we keep our hope in Jesus we can rest in Him, knowing He is coming for us.
We suffer now, but our deliverance is coming, soon.
1 Peter 5:10 (King James Version)
10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
Hold on to your faith in Christ. Ask God to help your faith to be strong in Him and for God to remove your doubts. We know our future will be in Heaven.
Let us not turn away from our faith, this close to the prize.
Thank you Betty