God's Sword of Truth - The Word

ARE YOU READY...

...FOR FOREVER?

By The Holy Spirit's Disciple, Raymond Laginess

THE PURPOSE OF CREATION....WHY WE ARE HERE....AND WHY WE WERE CREATED....


....Is not for this period of time (or our lifetime). This time given us, from the Creator, is for HIS eternal purpose....the NEXT life (eternal life), the everlasting life of godliness as sons of the Creator. - "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life." - John 6:47.

The period referred to as "forever" is a reality of the perfect "everlasting life", a life not known to any human body. Think of a body without blood, without organs, and without air....a body capable of total feeling, having substance, yet like a vapor - capable of passing through matter (walls, water, air, etc.). The experience of such things are hard to understand, or even be aware of , being in our human bodies. But in our eternal state we'll have no limit as to our ability in "thought, word or deed", as our heavenly bodies will be immortal, living as "forever". We will taste, smell and feel, and what we eat and drink will not need to be digested, it will simply vaporize within.

THE WONDERS OF THE NEXT LIFE

I have tried to extend to you a 'slight' look into the next life with all it's wonders...."But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him."....I Cor. 2:9. So you can see that it is so fantastic, it is is beyond our human understanding.

DON'T MISS JESUS

Can you see what is missing, or what is going to be missed if one misses Jesus? Don't seek Jesus for the rewards (which are great), but seek Him for what He has done for you/me/us...."But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." - Hebrews 11:6. He gave us a choice, one that ALL MUST make, as to where we want to be forever....heaven or hell! And, there truly is a hell. Satan is real and will live in hell which is an evil, dark, and hot place.....with no parties, no good times, no friends, just a lot of pain, darkness and emptiness....but most of all....NO JESUS.

THE SAVIOR OF ALL MEN

Jesus died for you and gave you the gift of salvation, to be with Him forever, "Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:" - Gal. 1:4, ....but you must ask him into your heart and believe - "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." - John 3:16....keeping His Word and living His Word every day that you have left on this earth, "Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keeps those things which are written therein, for the time is at hand. " - Rev. 1:3.

THE TIME IS NEAR

"Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book." - Rev. 22:7....."So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God" - Romans 14:12...."Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast...." - Rev. 3:10....."So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. " Matt. 24:33,34....."And in the morning, it will be foul weather today: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?" - Matt. 16:3. We have all the signs and the end of all things and time is very near - "The end of all things is at hand..." - I Peter 4:7, also read Hebrews 9:27.

IT IS WRITTEN

Now, no matter what you have been told or believe, it is written, and it will come to pass in this life, our life time, very soon. Can you see and read the signs? Are you ready to meet your Creator? Only you can and must decide to answer that question. Remember, you get one chance only, and it's while you are alive on this earth. Now, if you die("It is appointed unto man once to die but after this the judgment" - Heb. 9:27), and have not made a choice, then Satan is your landlord, and it will be so. "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him:" - John 3:36....For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." - Rom. 6:23. As you can see by these Scriptures, that if you do not know Jesus Christ, are not born again and do not live him daily, you have missed His FREE GIFT....HEAVEN.

FOR THIS IS THE BLOOD OF THE NEW TESTAMENT

....And the way by which our sins are covered and have been paid for in full. - "In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace." - Ephes. 1:7...."Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father." - Gal. 1:4. CHOOSE NOW - DO NOT ALLOW SATAN TO STEAL IT FROM YOU - "Repent; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." - Matt. 4:17. Make your commitment today and follow Jesus and show Him that you love Him for what He has done for you....it's FOREVER - your eternal destiny!

A FREE GIFT

Stay out of the religions of men and their churches...for they know not the truth, nor do they know Jesus - "Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience." - Eph. .5:5-6. One can not earn or work for their salvation...it's a 'free gift'..."But not as the offense, so also is the free gift. For if through the offense of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many." - Rom. 5:15 ....FREE, by what Jesus has done for ALL of us. You can't buy salvation, as the Lord does not need or want your money, and you can't serve or worship Him in deeds either. You must put Jesus in your heart and live Him always. "But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed." - James 1:25. He is never gone or away from His own who follow Him - My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand" -- John 10:27,28. Live by faith in Christ Jesus, not the world's ways - "As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving." - Col. 2:6,7. Believe in Him, hold fast to your faith and live by your heart, not by what your head or mind tells you - "Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)" - Heb. 10:23.

THREE DISTINCT PERSONS

FATHER, SON AND HOLY SPIRIT

The bottom line: To know the Creators, you must know Who They are, and by the Word know how to reach them, and you can only know this through their direction (the Word).  See the following:

God, the Father - the Creator of the Universe - "God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;" - Acts 17:24.... also I Cor. 8:6

God, the Son - the Creator of the Universe -"All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." - John 1:3.....also see Heb. 1:2

God, the Holy Spirit - the Creator of the Universe - "...And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters." - Gen. 1:2 (Old Testament Book).


You can only reach the Father through His Mediator, Jesus Christ, Who is now at the right hand "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus"- I Tim. 2:5 - also read Heb. 8:6, 9:15, 12:24 and you can only reach Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit "Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you." - John 16:7. You must seek and ask, and then if your heart is true, the Son will send the Holy Spirit to enter your heart and teach you all the things you need to know - "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you." - John 14:26. He does not force anyone. He guides and helps us in the knowledge of truth and prays to the Son for us. He gives us gifts and is the true head of the Body of Christ. Without the Spirit you can not reach the Son or the Father - "Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God." - Rom. 8:26,27...."But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God," - Acts 7:55. The Holy Spirit is still here on earth and adds to the body of Christ daily as He knows all of our hearts.

SEEK AND YOU WILL FIND

Seek and you will find - "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened." - Matt. 7:7-8.

BE READY

Be ready - "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh." - Matt. 24:44. "And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut." - Matt. 25:10.

LOOK FOR HIS COMING

Look for His Coming - "For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night." - I Thes. 5:2, also read Rev. 3:3. "Behold, I come as a thief. blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame." - Rev. 16:15

MAKE JESUS YOUR LORD FOREVER

Make Jesus your Lord forever . . . "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." - I Cor. 2:9...."Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity." - Eph. 6:24.

ARE YOU READY FOR FOREVER, BECAUSE I . . .

...COME QUICKLY? - "Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book." - Rev. 22:7 - also Rev. 22:20 - "He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus."

...COME AS A THIEF? - "Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee." - Rev. 3:3.

...COME WHEN YOU LOOK NOT FOR ME? - "The Lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." Matt. 24:50-51.

...COME AS A BRIDEGROOM? - "And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut." - Matt. 25:10.

...COME AND KNOW YOU NOT? - "But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not." - Matt. 25:12.

ARE YOU READY FOR FOREVER, AND DO YOU . . .

...SEE THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES? - "And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?" - Matt. 16:3.

...SEE THE TIME OF THE GENTILES? - "...until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken." - Matt. 21:24-26.

...SEE THE FULLNESS OF TIME? - "That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:" - Eph. 1:10

...SEE THE WICKEDNESS OF TIME? - "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come." - II Tim. 3:1

ARE YOU READY FOR FOREVER, BECAUSE YOU . . .

...HAVE BEEN APPOINTED TO DIE ONCE? - "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:" - Heb. 9:27

...HAVE VICTORY OVER DEATH? - "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality." - I Cor. 16:52.

...HAVE BEEN REDEEMED THROUGH HIS BLOOD? - "Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:" - Gal. 1:4.

...HAVE BELIEVED? - "And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him." - Matt. 26:28
 
 

ARE YOU READY FOR 'FOREVER'? . . .

BECAUSE 'FOREVER' IS ALL ETERNITY!


All scripture based on the King James Authorized Version or 1611 Bible, New Testament only, otherwise known as THE
         WORD.  All Old Testament scriptural references used in this article is Jewish History, not canonical, and is used as additional references.