Tuesday, December 1, 2015

"Enemies of the Cross versus Citizens of Heaven"

“Enemies of the Cross versus Citizens of Heaven”


I often warned you that many people are living as enemies of the cross of Christ.  And now with tears in my eyes, I warn you again that they are headed for hell!  They worship their stomachs and brag about the disgusting things they do.  All they can think about are the things of this world.  But we are citizens of Heaven and are eagerly waiting for our Savior to come from there.  Our Lord Jesus Christ has power over everything, and He will make these poor bodies of ours like His own glorious body.            Philippians 3:18-21


Who are the enemies of the cross?  The Apostle Paul tells us that they are those whose main concern is for themselves and their own well-being, how they can be satisfied and elevated above others, at any cost.  Then they brag about the ungodly things they do or are a part of.  All that occupies their mind are the worldly things.


They have NO regard for anything of a Christian nature.  As a matter of fact, they may use Christians as their door mats, in order to make themselves a place and name in society.  They come against ANYTHING of a godly nature.  Some may even participate in actions to put the cause of Christ out of commission in the public arena.  They will degrade the Christian values and will say and do what they can to demean or tear down Christian endeavors.  They are ENEMIES of the CROSS.


The Apostle Paul, with tears in his eyes, warns that these people are headed for that place, known as hell.  Where they will be in CONSTANT agony, pain, misery and despair, with NO way of escaping. 


But for the FAITHFUL CITIZENS of HEAVEN, we who are eagerly awaiting the return of our Lord Jesus Christ, those who have sacrificed and worked to promote the cause of Christ, in a lost and dying world, those whose lives have been lived to uphold the Christians values and to BOLDLY proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.  The TRUE believers will be CHANGED by the power of Christ who has POWER over EVERYTHING. He will make these poor wretched bodies into EVERLASTING, GLORIOUS bodies like His own, and they will spend ALL eternity in Heaven.


Where does your allegiance lie?  Have you ever given your HEART and LIFE to God?  If you have NOT done so then you are counted among those who are “ENEMIES of the CROSS of Christ,” and you are headed for Hell.  Unless you come to Jesus Christ for the SALVATION of your soul.  You can do that RIGHT NOW, by:  CONFESSING your sins to God and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION and become a CITIZEN of HEAVEN, and receive that NEW, PERFECT, EVERLASTING, GLORIOUS body, and the inheritance of an eternity in Heaven.  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

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