Since you do not have the luxury of telling which news you want to hear first, I will offer the good news first: “Jesus is coming again.” Now, this may shock you, at first, but this is the bad news: “Jesus is coming again!” How can this be both good and bad news? I’ll explain.
For many who have done what God has commanded, looking forward to the second coming of Christ is filled with “good news”. On the contrary, those who have not done what God has commanded cannot possibly expect “good news” about His return; therefore, at the same instant it will be good news for some, and it will be bad news, horrible news, TERRIBLE news for very many!
There are several scenarios which are depicted in Scripture about that day. There is one where Christ will actually separate the “sheep” from the “goats”. Then there is the other when they are exposed to the “brightness” of His coming will be burnt. No matter the situation, the fact is, there is a group, a very large group, the largest between the two groups for whatever time it will take will come to the conclusion and acknowledgment whatever it is which they failed to do properly, will immediately hit home without any confusion and they will suddenly know what it was which prevents them from entering the Kingdom.
I’m not going to list any of what I think it might be, however, I know this one text is true:
Rev 22:14 Blessed are they that do His Commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
“Blessed are THEY that do His Commandments…why…that they may have right to the tree of life, and may ENTER in through the gates into the city.”
Sounds like a hint, to me. In other words, while many teach about “gifts”, “justification”, “grace”, “sanctification”, “dispensations” and “covenants”, the one thing which cannot be overlooked is this fact: “Blessed are they that do His Commandments…” So, what is the opposite? Those who do not His Commandments are not blessed, nor will they have right to the tree of life, and cannot enter through the gates into the city. Now do you see the bad news?
Friends, you will hear all sort of nonsense about something which is very simple. God’s Commandments are what is being discussed and if anyone attempts to tell you this is not what the verse means, run! Run quickly because you’re speaking to someone who is attempting to prevent you from entering into the Kingdom just as they’re not going to be seeing any gates any time soon. They want you to believe Christ’s commandments is what is mentioned here and yet they won’t be able to tell you what those “commandments of Christ” is, using Scripture! They will also try to convince you that you no longer need to keep God’s Commandments and we’re living in “grace”. Yet, what does the Bible say and very clearly? “Blessed are they that do His, who’s, God’s Commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.”
Do you want the good news or the bad news? It appears both are wrapped with God’s (Ten) Commandments. It’s not that complicated. It is amazing, to me, how some want to be literal about some things and not literal when it comes to well, being literal about what it simply states—literally! This is no trick question and God is not in the business of deception. So, why allow yourselves to be deceived.
Keep God’s Commandments for, as Solomon did say, this is the WHOLE DUTY OF MAN!
May 29, 2017