God's Sword of Truth - The Word
If there was no purpose for our being, our lives would be in a total state of hopelessness, for:
“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; Neither is worshiped with men's hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: For in him we live, and move, and have our being...” (Acts 17:24-28)
Without Christ, there is no hope; Without His shed blood there is no forgiveness of our sins; Without His resurrection, there is no eternal life for us.
The greatest part of creation and our earthly being is - Finding, Knowing, and Living (our short time on earth) in Him, Christ Jesus, because He has created all things - “...for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” - Rev. 4:11.
He is the purpose for our life, and this life should be spent in perfect fellowship with Christ, which is the will of God - see above Acts 17:28. We have been created and are alive for His eternal purpose - “In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:” - Eph. 1:11.
Now we know why we were created, why we are on this earth, and for what purpose we are alive - as it is the Creator’s purpose for our very existence. For it was “...God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:” - Eph. 3: 9,11. Through His love we were created in His likeness, to receive or deny (free will) Him as our Lord Jesus Christ, and be with Him forever in a place that He prepared totally for our complete joy and happiness (John 14:2,3).
Our hope to be with the Lord is great - the end results (eternal life) is beyond our human understanding, “...according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness; In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;” - Titus 1:2,3. That's good enough for me!
The inner man is strengthened by faith through His Spirit (Eph. 3:16,17), having a desire to return to the source of our creation. This desire is not a human force, but spiritual understanding, that we, “...being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” - (Eph. 17-19). Therefore, when we became saints and were able to comprehend His love (not of our own ability) through the Creator’s Grace (His gift through Faith), we were then able to freely love Him. Our being a saint is complete in Christ, for He is the "King of saints" (Rev. 15:3). And I’m not speaking of the Catholic, pagan idolatry of saints - For the Lord says we (Christians) are saints because of HIS Grace, not because of a Catholic beatification. We need NO POPE to beatify us, NO RELIGION with all its works, nor do we need our own GOOD DEEDS to make us holy in the Lord’s eyes. Only Jesus and HIS deeds on the cross by HIS shed blood can make us saints, and IN HIM are we truly saints, through His grace and love for us.
Let us NOT look to a religion, holy man, or our own self-righteousness for truth. Let us look ONLY to faith in Jesus Christ, Who is always there for us, allowing the Holy Spirit to guide us in all things. Seeking, we shall find, for Jesus said: "...seek, and ye shall find" - Matt. 7:7 - there is no other way.
While there is still breath and life in us on this earth, we have a chance if we "believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God." - 2 John 5:13 "....because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth." - II Thes. 2:13.
Because of sin, ALL men are born with a sin nature. “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” - Rom. 5:12. Satan’s influence continues on and on, for ALL have sinned, and NONE are righteous, no, NOT ONE (Read Romans 3:10 and 3:23). And the penalty for sin, unless there is repentance, is eternal damnation. Now, if one blasphemes the Holy Spirit, it is a sin which is never forgiven. That sin is committed by one of Satan’s people, not a Christian. Do not be a part of Satan - he is a loser.
And, the Lord has not left us without any hope of escape. Our relationship with the Lord, through the Holy Spirit, can be restored through repenting and believing that Jesus Christ shed His blood, died for us, was resurrected, and will return again for His saints - "It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:" - 2 Tim. 22:11 - "For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain". - Philippians 1:21
All creation is given a chance, all must make a "free will" choice, the path we take is of our own doing - those that go to hell do so by their own choice. The Lord just carries out the sentence of their choosing. All who stand before the Lord in heaven at the Judgment shall have their answer, truth will be their judge, truth stands as their jury. There will be no rebuttal, no excuses, none - all have been told, the gospel has been preached to all who would know.
Earth as we know it, in this life, is at its end, the Day of the Lord (His wrath for sin and disobedience - Eph. 5:6) is at hand, He stands at the door (Rev. 3:20) and knocks. He shall judge all things - are YOU ready? For everyone will have to stand before the judgment seat of Christ (Rev. 20:12).
For those who do NOT seek the Lord, nor desire to know Him, but would rather CHOOSE THIS LIFE as final, then they HAVE LOST IT ALL. What a price for so little, and the payment will be for an eternity in hell with no chance of repentance. Hell is NOT just for awhile, but forever, NEVER ENDING. In Hell, there are NO friends, just extreme pain and sorrow ("weeping and gnashing of teeth" -Matt. 8:12), no parties or good times, but lots of thirst and no water to quench the thirst The Scripture tells us what it will be like for those who go to hell - "...and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night,...." - Rev. 14:10-11.
If you or I think that we can trifle with the Lord Jesus Christ, and not have a penalty to pay, we are crazy. Yes, there is a good God and heaven, but if we break His laws, we must pay the consequences, and, there is also Satan and hell (eternal existence) which is where we pay for breaking His laws - these are true facts - check it out before it is too late. People! Death is real! Fact! You and I came into the world bare! Fact! You and I will also leave with nothing! Fact!. However, our body, our soul and our choice (faith) we make, will go with us! Fact! Our soul and spirit will never die! Fact! Would we really want to take a chance on OUR experience, or on what other men tell us? You and I will have no second chance or an attorney, or some religious holy man to speak up for us. The judgment, once pronounced, will be final, irreversible, and never ending. We are on our own! Fact! "And whosoever was not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire" - Rev. 20"15.
Faith comes by hearing of the Word - so please shut up and listen. One can not find faith in a church or religion of men. We receive eternal life as a free gift from God - "...the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" - Romans 6:23. God's provision for us to be saved is through Jesus Christ, there is no other Way. Yes, there is truth in the WORD of the Lord by the Holy Spirit, and if you need help, ASK. He will send you help in time of need ("Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need." - Heb. 4:16). There is nothing to lose, and salvation to gain. Try it. I 'm just a voice, I would like to reach anyone who is listening. The Lord has much to give and has asked for little. He has paid your price. He is your Friend - a TRUE FRIEND!
May you each come to the full knowledge of Jesus Christ and His purpose for your life, not only on this earth, but forever in eternity with Him. The Bible says: "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." - John 1:12-13.
The purpose of our existence is to: Repent, Believe, and Trust Jesus Christ totally, allowing Him, by His wonderful gift of Grace, to control our life through His Spirit - THE CHOICE IS OURS!
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.