Once In Christ Costly To Go Back To The World


Our Lord Jesus Christ made it clear that it is only those who endure to the end that will wear the crown of glory. He warned the church about lukewarmness and going back to our vomit. There is No going or looking back once you enter the Kingdom of God, as such will make you unfit for God’s kingdom.

Going back to the world and enjoying the pleasures of sin from which you have been ransomed and cleansed by the mercies of God, and by the precious Blood of Jesus Christ, will mean denying the love of God for you and crucifying His Son Jesus Christ for the second time.

This is why the Word of God is warning us in; Hebrews 10:38 which says that “Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him”. Drawing back means denying Christ, you cannot just confess Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour and not abide in his Word. It is only those that endured to the end that there names will not be deleted from the book of Life.

When you accept Jesus Christ, your name will be written in the book of Life, but if you fall on the way or become a reprobate, your name will be deleted. This is what the Word of God is saying in Revelation 3:5, and it says: He that overcomes, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

Salvation is like enrolling into a school, if you graduate, you will get your certificate, but if you drop out or got rusticated as a result of indiscipline, you will not get any certificate or reward. Jesus Christ says in Matthew 24: 13, that anyone that endures to the end shall be saved.

What this means is that admission into God’s kingdom here on Earth is not yet permanent until you overcome to the end. You can still be exiled if you fail to abide in Christ and allow his Word to abide in you. And as a branch, if you fail to bear fruit, you will be cut off from the vine, Jesus Christ, but if you bear fruit; you will be enhanced by God to bear more fruit. And the only way you can bear fruit is if you abide in the Word of God and keep the commandments of God. [John 15:1-14 ]

Christ Wants Only Those Who Love Him In His Kingdom

In Luke 9:62 , Jesus was teaching us that  No man who have become part of the kingdom of God; who goes back to the worldly lusts is fit for the kingdom of God. That is to say that a believer who forsakes the Way of the Lord and returned to the pleasures of sin from where he had been cleansed is not suitable for the kingdom of God

In the above scripture, Jesus Christ made it clear, if you chose to be in the kingdom of God, then do not desire all the lusts in the world because they will pollute you thereby rendering you unfit to remain in the kingdom. This because the world is in enmity with God and His kingdom.

You simply cannot serve two masters in God’s Kingdom, neither can you also sit on the fence. It is either you are in or out. You cannot have one leg in the Kingdom of Light and the other in the kingdom of darkness. He that is born of God does not sin, because he has received the grace to live above sin by the empowerment of the Holy Spirit.

Christ is warning us in 1 John 2:15-17, that we should not love the world, neither the things that are in the world;  because any man that loves the world does not have the love of the Father in him. And the reason is because all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, are not of the Father, but are of the world. And the world and all its lusts will pass away, but anyone that does the will of God  abides for ever.

The scripture says in 2 Peter 2:20-21 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.  

Once a believer has tasted the power of God, if he should go back to the world of iniquity, it is difficult to renew him back to the right standing with God because he has embraced a reprobate mind and has crucified his Saviour, Jesus Christ for the second time and putting him to an open shame. So it is better not to fall away from the Truth because it is difficult to accept it back. [Hebrews 6:4-6] 

Therefore do not be deceived for the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The Lord knows them that are his. And, Let every one that calls on the name of Christ depart from iniquity. [2 Timothy 2:19]. You cannot be answering a Christian and yet you are living in sin, if you refuse to repent of your sin soon while you still have the chance; Christ will spit you out of his mouth because nothing lukewarm shall enter the kingdom of heaven.

The Word of God is telling us today that If a man therefore purges himself from these worldly lusts and filthiness, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and fit for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work. He that overcomes, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and Jesus will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but  will confess his name before his Father, and before his angels. [2 Timothy 2:21]; [Revelation 3:5]. 

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