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September 23 2020 Post #1 The Door
You are invited to live in the Royal Kingdom of God! Each of us entered this temporary, current reality through the door of a womb, but we are not created to live in a dangerous world such as this one. Your Creator has prepared a place where you will walk on streets paved with gold so pure that it is transparent. it is a real place where nothing can hurt you or anyone else. Your Creator is indescribably wealthy, and a loving Father who delights in meeting your every need. He longs to fulfill your every desire. In His house there is no darkness, fear, anxiety, despair, sickness, pain, tears, sadness or death. His house contains only light, love, joy, and peace. In His house you will live within an eternity of space in which to build a lasting home. In His house you will always enjoy life and be free - world without end. His house is so large it is immeasurable. It is the pinnacle of perfection, the utopian world we all dream of. You entered this world through the door of a womb, and you must also enter His true reality through a Door. This Door is the door of Truth.
Who Can Come in?
Everyone! All are invited! YOU are invited! Come in! Come in!
God created billions of us because He has an infinitely large Kingdom and He wants a large family. No two of us are alike, so you are a one of a kind creation, and He does not want to loose you! His heart beats with great love for you. Although He feels this same love for every person, no one can replace you. He's waiting, watching, hoping, and longing for you to come in.
Is this Truth hard for you to understand and believe?
Can a clay pot understand what the potter understands? No. God is the potter and we are the clay. Our minds cannot always understand, but in our hearts we know this is true. God the Father answers many of our questions in the Word of God, also called the Bible or Holy Scriptures. If you desire to be intimate with your Creator, get to know Him through his Word. Over time, He will open up your understanding of the Scriptures and you will begin to hear His voice. You will gasp in awe when you hear Him speak to you! He says we will find Him when we seek Him with all of our heart. (See: Deuteronomy 4:29, Jeremiah 29:13, Matthew 7:7 and Acts 17: 24-27.)
Why Are We Here in This World?
One reason we are here is that this world is a test. There will be no evil at all in Heavenly Father's infinite Kingdom, and so evil must be rooted out of His Kingdom now. God has an enemy named satan/lucifer/the devil. This evil one and his evil angels (called demons) are our enemy because they are God's enemy. We are placed in this world for a short period of time to make a choice. If we choose this world, we will spend forever with the enemy in a literal fire pit called hell. But if we choose to turn away from the world and towards our Creator, we will spend forever in His glorious Kingdom. We are in the world, but we are not to be of the world. God our Father created us in His Own image and so the enemy hates us. We are training to reign, and each if us must be proven faithful. So we get tests. The tests are like ranks, or grade levels, and are allowed by God so that we become stronger and stronger. The evil one is the current ruler of this world. But in the end, those who turn from the world and its ways and choose the Father God, will rule and reign with Him. (See Revelation 3:21) God explains these choices and their consequences in the Bible.
Your Heavenly Father has collected all your desires since you were born and He is only good. There is no darkness or evil in Him or in His Kingdom. All you dream of is waiting for you in His Kingdom. He longs for you, but will not force you to come to Him if you prefer evil.
This world we live in (for a minute) is a test where each of us decides with whom and where we want to spend forever: An eternity of torment, or an eternity of bliss. It grieves God that some will choose to spend forever with the enemy, but no evil can or will ever be allowed in His Kingdom.
There are only two choices on this open book test : See Deuteronomy 30:15-20
A) Choose DEATH : This world and an eternity of torment
B) Choose LIFE : The King and His Kingdom and an eternity of bliss
If we choose Life, we must turn away from the world and all it offers.
If we choose the world, we forfeit Life and will spend forever with satan in hell.
There is no lukewarm choice available.
To be lukewarm is to choose death.
It's Hot or cold, Life or death. There is no in-between.
What is the Door? How do I get in?
The only Door is God's Son, Jesus Christ (John 10:9).
Jesus was crucified on a cross and shed His own blood which was the required payment. Not one person on the earth has ever been sinless so no one could redeem mankind from satans kingdom of sin and darkness (= evil) but God Himself. But God loved the world (the people) so much that He sent his Own willing Son into the world as a man born of a virgin. God planted His seed in her by His Holy Spirit. This only begotten Son of God is named Jesus and He never sinned in any way. Jesus was Son of Man, and Son of God. Some call Him by His Hebrew name - Yeshua.
Because Jesus was fully man, He could pay the price for us and so was born that He might grow up and die for our sins. It was a trade. he took our sin, and gave His righteousness to anyone who would accept the trade.That is how much he loves you and me! Jesus died a torturous death on the cross for us, then He was buried, and three days later He rose from the dead. After many people saw Him in His resurrected body, He rose back to heaven, where He is right now preparing for you far more than you've ever imagined or hoped for or asked for or desired. While Jesus was in the grave for those 3 days, He went into hell and took the keys of death and hell so you and I don't have to go there if we call on Him to save us (Romans 10:13). If any of us are willing to turn away from sin and towards Him, He will literally come into our heart and help us. (You. Me. Anyone.) We must be willing, but we do not need to clean ourselves up first. We do the trusting, and He does the work. Come just as you are, willing for Him to cleanse you from all unrighteousness. It is a wonderful clean you can feel. He's amazing! This experience is often called being Born Again. The womb is the door into this world. Jesus Christ is the Door into real Life.
And then, If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature! Old things are passed away, and all things are made new (II Corinthians 5:17). It is a transference out of the kingdom of darkness, and into the Kingdom of God's dear Son (Colossians 1:13). The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through his Son (Romans 6:23). This salvation is is received as a gift and cannot be earned, because all our best works and deeds together are as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6) compared to His Holiness and Righteousness. Righteousness is doing what is right in His sight. There is no darkness in Him at all (I John 1:5). His Son Jesus, the Messiah (Anointed One), is the only pure Man who ever lived.
2 Corinthians 5:21
For our sake he made Him to be sin who knew no sin,
so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.
1 John 1:8
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
This is the Door, to believe that God's Son, Jesus, paid your debt for your sins. You are now invited to come in through the Door. Talking to God is called prayer. If you do not know what or how to pray, here is a sample prayer. Pray sincerely. He is listening, and He will make Himself known to you:
Father God, I believe that You sent Your Son to die in my place, and that He was buried, raised from the dead on the third day, and that He ascended to heaven where He now sits on the right side of Your Throne, ruling from there. I believe that because of what Jesus did for me, I will also be raised from the dead along with Him. I want to live live both now and forever with you and for You. I am sorry for sinning against You Lord God and I do not want to do anything evil in your sight anymore. Forgive me for all my sins and I ask that the blood of Jesus now cleanse me from all that is not right in your sight. I surrender my life to You now. Jesus. Please come into me and take over. I will read Your Word and get to know You. Please lead me in righteous paths from this point forward. Thank You for creating me and for loving me! In Jesus name, I pray, Amen.
You are now a newborn baby in your Heavenly Father's Kingdom.
Welcome to the Royal Family!
The Word of God is your milk. Babies need a lot of milk.
If you have never read the Bible, consider beginning with the book of John.
Jesus is the Door, and He is also the Word. You'll see.