While heaven is, in addition, actual, Hell is real. Little did they understand that tomorrow wasn’t ensured although millions have been in hell right now because they believed they might make a choice to follow Jesus tomorrow.
Matthew 25 tells us the Kingdom of Heaven will be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps and went forth to meet the bridegroom. The lamps signify the light of Christ in all believers which comes the moment we accept Him. Five took oil in their own boats while five were irrational and never got any oil together and were wise.
The foolish virgins signifies that while the shrewd symbolizes children of God who have a steady flow of the Holy Spirit within their hearts and lives they started to live their lives outside the domain of the Holy Spirit.
Many are in precisely the same scenario as the five virgins as the light which they had is no longer there yet they think they may be saved. This really is a poor location to be notably because we don’t know the hour the bridegroom will come.
We are not being requested to do anything challenging for all but all we must do is to accept Him and because Jesus has done it.
Take note that saying the words will not save anybody, but you might have to make that choice with all of your heart and the Holy Spirit begins transforming you. In our skill, we cannot do anything, but it truly is all possible with God for He knows what has gone wrong within our lives (Mark 10:27).
Apparently every time he turned around, there they were, the Pharisees, that Jewish spiritual/political group that hounded Jesus. They were grim, and ultimately, they conspired to have Jesus put to death.
In the Gospels there are 89 references to the Pharisees (Matthew-31, Mark 12, Luke-27 and John 19) and nearly all of these don’t speak to a cosy relationship; there are four references to the Pharisees as a “brood of vipers,” which really helps to define the kind of relationship they had.
All the same, there are three references, all present in the Gospel of Luke, to Jesus having dinner with a Pharisee.
Still, there we have it; Jesus going from his solution to dine along with his enemies. This is a message that we at Christ Embassy must come to understand.
This willingness to share a meal with those who hated him speaks volumes of Jesus’ want for us to keep on interacting with those with whom we disagree.
We are already isolated before we have the opportunity to make decisions that result in further isolation. It’s, thus, more necessary more than ever before to heed the call of Christ and actively strike “our enemies.”
This call to encounter our enemies Wonderful Christ Embassy isn’t restricted to Christ ’s example of eating with the Pharisees; it extends to what Christ decided not to do.
With infinitely less effort than it takes my fingers to snap, Jesus Christ, God-made-man, could have wiped the Pharisees from the face of the earth. Not only this, he might have removed all memory of them.
It is not really difficult to feel justified in our hate of “our enemies,” but the sole one who is truly warranted gave us a living example of mercy. As opposed to obliterating the Pharisees, Christ finally died for them, and shared a meal with them.
We hear if we live in the 14th chapter of Romans that “, we live for the Lord, and if we die, we die for the Lord.” Jesus shows us that sharing a meal with “our enemies” is not the limit of how far we may be asked to go — for “our enemies, expiring ” is just not outside the realm of chance.