‘And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me’ (Jn 17:22, 23)
The Gospel we preach is that Jesus Christ, the Son of God came from heaven to earth, became Man and died for sinners like me and you. He died to pay for our sins. He died in our place that we might live. This Gospel is the power of God for the salvation of men. There is no other Gospel and no other power given to men on earth by which they can be saved! Be sure that you believe and that you preach the true Gospel!
This is the truth: God cannot receive sinners into His House where sin has never entered. God cannot possibly take any man to heaven without changing him. Even if it was possible for a sinner to enter heaven, then heaven will be hell for him, for everything there is contrary to his very being. He would never have a moment of peace or pleasure in heaven. Man needs to be born again before he can see, enter or appreciate the Kingdom of heaven. The Lord Jesus Christ obeyed God the Father unto death. On the basis of His perfect work we the believers obtain a new life, an eternal glorious life. Because of the Cross entrance has been ministered to us and heaven is now our eternal home.
On the Cross, Jesus so glorified God that God was justified in raising Him from the dead and rewarding Him as a Man with His eternal glory that He had before the world began. This glory the Son never lost. But in His life on earth as a Man He hid this glory by His body of flesh. Once He died the Lord Jesus Christ received His eternal glory as God for the second time, as a reward for His Work on earth. This openly displayed glory received He shares with us, His children. Our destiny is to become like Jesus Christ and to share in His Eternal glory. Now heaven is indeed our home, not because of angels, streets of gold or rainbows, but because heaven is where Christ lives. Words are not enough to describe these wonderful promises and blessings. With prayers, loving words, songs and silent adoration I worship The Lamb of God this morning! Worship the Lord!