WHICH IS THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT?
Mat 22:37 Jesus answered him, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’
God does not ask more of us, than He gives us.
Rom 5:8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. (Enemies of God)
GOD FURTHER PROVES HIS LOVE FOR US.
By warning us in advance what is coming, God proves both His love, and the reality that He truly is God. GOD IS REAL !!!
For example, climate change proves God’s foreknowledge, and by warning us in advance, it also proves God’s love for us by making a way for us to be able to escape the worst of it.
Mat 24:3 As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?“
Three questions, which Jesus then answers. Only through knowledge of God’s word are we able to know where the answer for one question ends and the answer for the next question begins, as it is not stated in the text.
Mat 24:5 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. Mat 24:6 And you will hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. Mat 24:7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.
Mat 24:8 All these are but the BEGINNING of the BIRTH PAINS. It is after these beginning pains, which are fairly gentle, but which are our warning that Jesus is coming soon, that the Rapture / Catching away of the TRUE believers takes place.
1Co 15:51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed — 1Co 15:52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. And again in …..
1Th 4:16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
1Th 4:17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
These signs have now all occurred, and will continue to occur, becoming much stronger and more intense, increasing also in frequency as time goes on. From now on it is up to us to make sure we are ready, watching, waiting, and longing for our Lord’s return. Mar 13:23 So be on your guard; I have told you everything ahead of time.
Luke picks up on the climate change also, and in Chapter 21 verse 11 He says there will be “MEGA SEISMOS” MEGA means MASSIVE.
“Seismos” is the movement of air water and land, & covers Volcanoes, Hurricanes, Floods etc, which cause death & destruction. Floods bring landslides, & water borne diseases. Lack of water causes droughts, plagues and wildfires. Volcanoes cause Earthquakes which cause tsunamis and floods. These shall be all over the earth.
We are seeing only “The Beginnings”. Expect to see things getting worse as time progresses, as Jesus says it shall be like a woman’s labour pains, they will get worse until the birth of the child, but remember we will not be here for the worst of it, as we will be with Jesus in Heaven.
JESUS TAUGHT THAT CLIMATE CHANGE WOULD BE THE SIGN OF THE END OF THE AGE OF GOD’S GRACE! A NEW AGE is about to be birthed, THE MILLENNIAL AGE, when Jesus shall rule over the world in righteousness. Satan will be locked up, sin WILL be punished. Because there will be no temptation to sin, those on earth will live in a perfect world with a perfect environment. WE, the Bride of Jesus Christ , the TRUE Christians, will help Jesus to reign over the earth in righteousness.
Let it be noted, once the Church, the Body of Jesus, His Bride to be, has been caught up to heaven, those who have been left behind will not only be facing extreme “Climate Change”, but they will also be facing an extremely angry God.
It could be very soon, or it may be quite some time after the Church disappears, that God will begin to pour out His Wrath also, on an evil, rebellious and wicked world who have rejected His offer of salvation, thus showing themselves to be enemies of God, and of His Son Jesus Christ, and of The Word of God, The Bible by continuing on in their evil, wicked and perverted ways. See Rev Chapter 6.
There will of course also be many millions of people who will at that time, decide to become True followers of Jesus Christ, who will repent and turn from their sin, rather than face an eternity in hell, cut off from God and from eternity in heaven.
Most of these will have previously been “Nominal Christians” prior to the Rapture; that is Christians in name only, but not in practice, and they will share with family and friends about what is coming. Most of these “Tribulation Saints” will be murdered by the God Haters, and will be beheaded for their faith, and their testimony of Jesus Christ. Rev Chapter 7:9-17 cf Rev 20:4.
SO WHAT PROVES OUR LOVE FOR JESUS?
John 14:15 If you love Me, you will KEEP My commandments.
Jesus is looking for LOVERS – SPIRITUAL LOVERS who WANT to be His Spiritual Bride. Lovers who obey His commandments in the “Here & Now,” and who are looking for and longing for the Rapture of the Saints.
The Bible is HIS love letter to us. Do we read it regularly?
Do we talk to Him each day, tell Him how much WE love HIM? True lovers are in constant communication with each other, by phone, by SMS Texts, on Facebook etc if they live a long way apart from each other. We also, need to keep OUR lines of communication with our Spiritual Lover busy all the time.
Do we do the good deeds that He has asked us to do, which will bring honour and glory to HIS NAME? That is part of our preparation for our wedding to our Bridegroom to be, making sure our Wedding Garments are clean and spotless, without stains or wrinkles. Eph 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. NOT to try and pay for our sins, because Salvation is Not of Works, lest anyone should boast. Eph_2:9.
Our communication, our watching, waiting, and longing for His Return are the kind of things which prove OUR love for HIM.
WHICH COMMAND IS IMPERATIVE TO ENTER HEAVEN?
To understand the need for this particular command, we must go back to the beginning of the Bible. God warned Adam and Eve NOT to eat of the tree in the middle of the garden, telling them clearly in Gen 2:17 on THE DAY that you eat of it, you will die. There are those who say, “But they lived for over 800 years after that day”. This is because they do not understand that God was talking about Spiritual Death and not about physical death.
On THE SAME DAY they ate of that tree, God cast them out of Eden, & they were separated, cut off from the source of spiritual life, which is GOD, and so on the day they ate from that tree, they died spiritually.
Corpses cannot give birth to living children, and in the same way, people who are Spiritually dead, give birth to children who are spiritually dead. Spiritually dead people cannot enter, or even see Heaven, because it is a place of Spiritual beings, which is why Jesus commanded Nicodemus … “You must be Born Again” Spiritually.
John 3:7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ Explaining to Nicodemus what He had said in …..
John 3:3 Truly, I say to you, Without a new birth, no one is able to see the kingdom of God. Because ……. John 3:6 “That which has birth from the flesh is flesh, BUT that which has birth from the Spirit is spirit.”
When we INVITE Jesus into our heart to be our Saviour, the Holy Spirit come into us and births our spirit, thus God becomes the Father of our spirit and we become God’s Spiritual Children. So we pray “Our Father in Heaven”, because we have received New Life, Spiritual Life from our Father in Heaven.
ONLY SPIRITS CAN ENTER INTO GOD’S SPIRIT WORLD – HEAVEN
John 3:17 God did not send his Son into the world to condemn its people. He sent Him to save them! The unbeliever is already condemned, so Jesus came to set them free from condemnation, & free from Satan’s lies and bondage.
THE EVIDENCE IS INDISPUTABLE AND CONCLUSIVE
JESUS IS COMING FOR HIS BRIDE VERY, VERY SOON. ARE WE READY?
1 John 2:15&17 Don’t love the world and what it offers. Those who love the world don’t have the Father’s love in them. The world is passing away, along with its desires. But whoever DOES God’s will, remains forever.
We were born flesh, have lived most of our lives in the five senses of the flesh. BUT, God created us to be SPIRITUAL – SUPERNATURAL, & God wants us to live by the spirit not by the flesh and its five fleshly senses.
Gal 5:25 “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” God wants us to live and walk in our Spirit life, as HIS Spirit children, not in our flesh life as the children of this world, because the Bible teaches us that the flesh and the Spirit are in constant conflict with each other.
When we first become a Christian, we are spirit babies, and it is imperative that we are nourished in order to grow spiritually. 1 Pet _2:2 “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby”. God’s Word is the food and drink we must have to grow spiritually strong. If we get no food as infants, we die, likewise, if we are not fed on God’s word, as spiritual babies, we will die and go back to the world.
It’s time to begin living in our spirit life. It’s time we began to use the power and authority of our Father, which Jesus gave us as He left this earth to return to Heaven.
Mar 16:14 Still later he appeared to the eleven disciples as they were eating together. HE REBUKED THEM for their stubborn unbelief because they refused to believe those who had seen him after he had been raised from the dead.
Mar 16:15 And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.
Mar 16:16 Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned.
Mar 16:17 These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak in new languages.
Mar 16:18 They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won’t hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed.”
HE REBUKED THEM!!! If Jesus was here today, would He rebuke us for our stubborn unbelief, our lack of faith. I wonder?
It’s time for our faith to spring from our Father, HE is the source of all faith. Romans 12:3 tells us that …… God hath dealt to everyone the measure of faith …..
It’s time we truly believed for miracles from our maker, not from man. People can do amazing things today, and medicine is just one area where we see miraculous achievements, but it is when the healing power of God’s Holy Spirit begins to work in our bodies, that the miracles go above and beyond the miracles of medication. The same thing applies in other areas of life also.
It’s time to start living in Christ, and for Christ to live in us.
It’s time we allowed Jesus to have HIS way & not to go our own.
It’s time to remember that we are Princes(ses) not paupers, we are the Bride to be of the King of Kings, we are the Children of the Creator of everything that exists.
It’s time to Live Christ and use the Kingly authority he gave us when he returned to heaven.
It’s time to remember that it’s no longer you & I that live, but it is Jesus Christ living HIS life in our bodies.