The Carrot will draw you away from Christ!

Revelation 21:6 And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. 
7 He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. 
8 But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

In the end there will be only two kinds of people, those who can enter the Kingdom, and those who can’t. There will be those who will live and those who will die.

“He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.” (Vs 7) 

Yehoshua is looking for those who have loved Him enough to forego the things of this world, and have placed their trust in Him. They have overcome the world! They know that everything in it is a fabrication created by men. It temps, tests, and changes, but Yehoshua does not change. He is a constant and in Him we find life eternal. But on the other hand. the world cannot offer anything but death.

Anyone who has lived on this earth knows that no matter what we do here, it will always be terminal and always be challenged. Riches, jobs, health, even family is conditioned by the Lord of this World. And we continually look for success, because it is held out like a carrot on a stick. But for those who belong to Yehoshua that carrot becomes less and less important.

But our inheritance is far beyond what can be found on Earth, eternal life in a place that sparkles with His light, where praising YHVH is a way of life, where there is no concern for the time of day, or night. To live without a struggle. This is literally a return to Eden, and more.

“But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” (Vs 8)

But He begins by giving life to those who come seeking. Pouring out living water to those who thirst for truth.

And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts.” (Vs 6)

He is the giver of life, and has been from the very beginning, and will be until the end. He in other words, is eternal, and it is in this eternal place that we will find our home, and the only security we will ever know.

Did He not say,“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 
In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 
And where I go you know, and the way you know.”
(John 14:1-4)

And as He said afterward, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6)

How do we choose the path to heaven, and how do we overcome?

We make a deliberate choice to follow His example, and His teaching.

Abiding in Him.

He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked. (1st John 2:6)

So, when we abide in Christ Yahshua here is what happens. Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him. 
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. 
For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. 
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
 (1st John 5:1-4)

This is the way to eternal life.

We won’t talk much about those who cannot manage a life of following Christ Yehoshua. They’re dead anyway, but perhaps a few of them will turn from that reprobate life, before it’s too late.

He is coming, and so many of us have not done what is needed before that time. We are to be His witnesses, and the testimony he has given us must not lay dormant.

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

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