Sunday, January 30, 2011

There will not be sinners in heaven

Hebrews 10:26-31
"If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left. but only a fearful expectation of judgement and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know him who said, "It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God."
Hebrews 10:35
" So do not throw away your confidence, it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised."

As I read the above scriptures, I get kinda scared. I'm not a "big" sinner, but all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God. Do you ever feel guilty when you are watching a movie or a TV show that you know you should not be watching? Or say something that you should not say? Do we get comfortable with sin in our lives? Almost knowing that we can just ask God for forgiveness when it is all said and done. Well I have thought that. I recently watched a movie on the demand channel. It is $3.99 per movie. There was a part in the movie where they were making fun of "Godly "people and going to church, etc. The Holy Spirit that lives in me immediately told me to turn it off and get on my knees. I justified watching the rest of the movie telling myself that I could not waste that money and I know what I believe in. You may not think that is a big sin, but little sins turn into big ones. And truthfully, a sin is a sin. We will all stand before God on the throne one day and that day will not be fun for a lot of people. Can you imagine hearing, " I can't find your name in the Lambs book of Life. SORRY I NEVER KNEW YOU". Just writing that makes me feel sick.
We should be heartbroken when we sin. Life is hard, but we have got to live minute by minute in the word and praying that God gives us the strength to make it. We cannot be deceived by the devil, he wants nothing more than us sin over and over again. He doesn't want to be all by himself in the Lake of Fire. He wants to bring everyone of us down with him. The unrighteous will NOT inherit the kingdom of heaven. I pray every morning that God creates in me a new heart and searches my soul for anything unholy. I just want to draw near to him.
Love in Christ,