IF God Has Judged a Man Fit For the Kingdom of Heaven, Who Will Then Dispute That Decision?

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“But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.”
–Psalm 115:3

While riding to pick up some groceries one day during the past week, a man’s house was passed.

The man, well-known to many locals, was out in his yard in a pair of shorts. The reason so many were acquainted with this man is that he USUALLY was described as “nasty” or “short-tempered” or “unpleasant.”

After having been familiar with this man for YEARS, those descriptors would be judged as fairly accurate.

And so it was that this particular line of thinking provoked a few thoughts about the man and the man’s eternal destination.

1- The man was always VERY CONFIDENT in his place in the world. One might even say the man was “smug” about his place on the world’s food chain.

2- Was it the man’s confidence about his well-paying job which caused him to treat his fellows in so cavalier a manner?

From the man’s own words, one might have reasonable suspicions this was so.

3- Therefore, the man’s confidence in his standing in the world was sure to evaporate when he was faced with a final judgment in which he didn’t believe.

4- Whenever thoughts of a person’s final destination are entertained, another thought usually accompanies them immediately afterward: WHAT IF God chooses to save this man and admit him to the kingdom of heaven? God, can save whomever he pleases and has declared as much in His Word.

The apostle Paul confirmed this in 1TIMOTHY.

“And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.”
–1TIMOTHY 1:12-17

God will save ANY it pleases Him to save.

“For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.”
–Romans 9:15

NOT ONLY will God save a few of the most unpleasant sinners, who is it among men who will argue the point?

“And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?
–Daniel 4:35

“Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him? who will say unto him, What doest thou?”
–Job 9:12

As God Himself has declared

“Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let (hinder) it?”
–Isaiah 43:13

And

“Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure”
–Isaiah 46:10

In other words, IF God decides to save that local man who many judge to be “nasty” and “unpleasant,” that man WILL be eternally saved from torment. 

Not because he deserved to be saved, but because God is able to save whomever he pleases.

Actually, ALL men are saved by God’s mercy.

ALL.

No matter how evil.

No matter how wicked or foolish.

No matter how nasty or unpleasant.

ALL.

And, if God has judged a man worthy of the kingdom of heaven, who is it that can argue that decision?

Surely not another man who was saved by the mercy and grace of God.

Surely not.

DOES the reader believe he has a good idea of who it is that should be eternally saved and who it is that should be eternally condemned?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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A Few of the Difficulties of Those Trying to Prepare Physically for the End Times

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Recently, an acquaintance who has quite a high opinion of his abilities–AND the world’s–was relating the many physical preparations he had made (in case of future, unforeseen circumstances–and why his preparations, not only made perfect sense, but should be followed by anyone who had a lick of sense.

“Not only do we have ammo, we have the ability to make MORE ammo! Not only do we have food, we have LOTS of seeds to grow MORE food later! Not only do we have plenty of cash, we have gold stashed too! Gold is ALWAYS gonna be worth something!”

Not wishing to disturb the visions of sugarplums dancing in this man’s head, NO response was given to the man’s planning BEYOND a “Is that so?”

HOWEVER, the noncommittal response did NOT mean that there was no pondering taking place.

There were a NUMBER of questions which might have disturbed the man’s revelry over his PHYSICAL PREPARATIONS.

(And, by the way, WHY was the man declaring all of his preparations to the listener?

Was he trying to convince the listener–or himself?)

1- What does one do when one runs out of the material to make ammo–and THERE IS NO MORE AVAILABLE?

2- What does one do when seeds eventually grow old and unproductive?

3- What does one do if the society one lives in places NO value on gold? (Various civilizations throughout history have placed their faith in shells, metals, paper or other means of storing wealth)

4- What does one do when one’s friends and neighbors appeal for food? What does one do when members of one’s family make the same demands?

5- Why is it that hoarding items of value seem to make many hoarders MORE fearful of the future, not less?

These are only a FEW of the questions one might ask those who believe they can PHYSICALLY prepare for what’s coming upon the earth.

Once one places one’s faith in the things of the world to see him through a time of chaos and uncertainty, one most usually begins to worry MORE about one’s future circumstances.

HAS the reader fallen in the snare of making and re-making (and then making AGAIN) PHYSICAL PREPARATIONS for the end times?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

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Attacks on the Word of God: Some Questions

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The end times are a time of nearly-constant DECEPTION.

To further that DECEPTION–and to make it appear as though it was TRUE–a cottage industry has sprung up, dedicated to its attempts to discredit the Word of God: the ONLY source of truth in a world of falsehoods.

While pondering this merry band of pagans, heathens, satanists and other non-believers AND THEIR WORK, several questions were provoked.

And now, those questions are shared with the reader.

1- Why is it that the world’s BUSINESSES–with a very few, well-advertised exceptions–support philosophies CLEARLY at odds with the stated views of MOST of the customers they serve? This is true whether the business operates in America, Europe or the Muslim countries of the Middle and Near East.

2- Why is it that the monolithic structure called “SCIENCE”–which has been CAREFULLY and SYSTEMATICALLY erected over the past several centuries–appears to be single-mindedly dedicated to its effort to discredit God’s Word?

3- How did business and science survive when their public focus was NOT solely to discredit the Word of God?

4- How is that God’s Word has survived a nearly-constant wave of non-believing attacks by this dedicated band of foes?

5- Though these assaults have been around for CENTURIES, why have the intensity of these attacks grown during the times in which we live?

6- Why has no other relgion’s scriptures attracted such attention?

7- Why are there no organized groups of “atheists” dedicated to a disbelief in the ancient texts of Sumeria, for instance?

There are OTHER questions raised.

These are only just a few.

IF the reader has determined the answers to questions 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7, then he is well on his way to answering the question, “What is it about the Word of God which has provoked these groups to attack it so?”

DOES the reader believe these attacks are coordinated?

OR, does the reader believe these are just the random actions of a few showing their anger?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: June 14, 2021.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

image:  Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay.com

© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-21. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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