Jesus Christ Preached His Gospel to Give Us His Kingdom

A. God made Jesus as Lord, Christ, Begotten Son, and God.

Acts 2:36 says:.. "God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ." Acts 13:33 says: "as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee." God raised Jesus Christ from his death as his begotten son, and made him Lord and Christ. God told Jesus Christ as in Hebrews 1:8: "But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom." When Jesus has ascended to heaven, God made Jesus Christ as God, and seated in the throne of heaven.

B. If Holy Ghost Abides in Us, We will be raised from death and will Sit in the Throne with Jesus Christ.

Romans 8:11 says: ".. if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you." If the Holy Ghost dwells in you as he was in Jesus Christ, he will raise you in the same way he raised Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ has told his disciples in Matthew 19:28: "Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, ..." Jesus Christ has told believers in Revelation 3:21: "To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne." So, disciples and overcomers will sit with him on thrones in heaven as he sits. Such a privilege is given to people, who will overcome the world (evil and pollution), the devil, and the flesh as Jesus Christ did overcome. This is done by the gospel of Jesus Christ. But the gospel of preachers deceives people and leads them to hell.

1. What is the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ?

A. Jesus Christ Preached His Commandments as His Gospel for Us to Inherit His Kingdom.

Isaiah prophesied that the Holy Ghost has anointed Jesus Christ to preach the gospel. Isaiah 61:1 says "The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,..." Jesus proclaimed to Jews that he is the one, who will preach the gospel in Luke 4:18: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted,.." Jesus Christ has preached the true Gospel and it is recorded in the Bible. Matthew 4:23 says: "And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, ..." Mark 1 says: "14) Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, 15) And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel." Jesus Christ told his disciples to preach his gospel even before his crucifixion. Luke 9:6 says: "... they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing everywhere." So, Jesus Christ and his disciples preached the gospel. If they have preached the gospel, then the message of his death and resurrection could not have been the gospel. We are so much used to the message of his death as the pivotal point of the gospel. Of course, his death and resurrection are important to us because that is the hope of our resurrection. But it is not the gospel. That means, this belief will not take you to heaven. Jesus Christ and his disciples preached to obey the commandments of Jesus Christ so that we may go to heaven, OR in another words, Jesus Christ told us what to do to inherit the kingdom of God and if we do them, we will inherit his kingdom. He told his disciples to preach it as the gospel and they preached it. So, this is the gospel. I have an article: “We Can Obey the Laws and Commandments of God” Please click this link if you like to read this: "Commandments."

B. Jesus Christ Saves Those who Obey Him.

Heb 5:9 says: "--- he (Jesus Christ) became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;" Jesus Christ is the author of salvation. He gives that salvation to all those who obey him. Our obedience to Jesus Christ is the important factor for our salvation. The factor of salvation is not what we believe about him. Many people believe the right things about him, but they will not obey his commandments. According to the scripture they will not have his salvation. John 6:68 says: "Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life." He has preached the words of eternal life, which is the gospel, which brings eternal life to those who do according to his words.

C. Preaching the Gospel is to teach His Commandments to Obey.

The Lord Jesus Christ came to his disciples after his resurrection and told them to preach the gospel. Mark and Matthew recorded the instructions. Mark recorded as: preach the gospel. Mark 16:15 says: "... he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." And Matthew recorded the same instructions as: teach them to observe what I have commanded. Matt 28:20 says: "Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen." So, we see that to preach the gospel is to teach to observe the commandments of Jesus Christ. The reward for obedience is the eternal life. So we can boldly say that the gospel of Jesus Christ is to obey the commandments of Jesus Christ, by which people will inherit eternal life. When he was a man, Jesus Christ answered how to have eternal life. Here it is: Matthew 19 says: "16) ... Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? 17) ... he said unto him ... if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments." Even though the Lord Jesus Christ has given a straight answer, our preachers twist the word of God saying that if we obey his commandments, it will be works and we will not be saved by works. These preachers are not of God and they deceive people. 2 Thessalonians 1:8 says: "In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:" So, we must obey the gospel of Jesus Christ.

D. Repentance to be Believers, and Baptism of the Holy Ghost for Preachers.

Luke 24:47 says: "And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem." Matthew 4:17 says: "From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." Jesus Christ shows that this preaching of the gospel of the kingdom of God must start by the preaching of repentance and remission of sins, which are the basics or pre-requisites to the gospel. In Luke 24:49 Jesus says: "behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high." In Acts 1:8 Jesus says: "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." Again, Jesus Christ told his disciples to wait and to receive the Holy Spirit before preaching. So, they have received the Holy Ghost first, preached with power and were witnesses unto Jesus Christ. God has not changed his rule. But, many people preach without receiving the Holy Ghost. They fall victims to deception of Satan. They preach false gospel. God calls them workers of iniquity.

E. Strive to Enter to be Saved.

Luke 13 says: 23) "Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, 24) Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able." One of the disciples asked Jesus Christ whether just a few people are going to be saved. Jesus Christ answered saying that unless they strive to enter through the strait (tight, constricted) gate they cannot enter into eternal life. He says that many people will seek easier ways to enter, but they will not be able to enter. If they don't enter into eternal salvation then it is eternal damnation. Easy salvation is not true salvation, but it is counterfeit or fake salvation, which is deception from the devil.

2. Dangers of False Preachers and False Gospels

From the beginning of Christianity, there has been a constant battle of the devil to corrupt the gospel of Jesus Christ in so many ways. Even from the garden of Eden, the devil uses very subtle (elusive, crafty, devious) methods to deceive people. He talks very boastfully about Jesus Christ and at the same time pollutes his gospel. Religious and sentimental teachings, which are not based on bible verses, have shifted the focal point of the gospel to something other than the obedience to Jesus Christ. A gospel which detour from the obedience to Jesus Christ is not the gospel of Jesus Christ, but another gospel.

A. False Grace, and Another Gospel, become Enemies of the Cross.

2 Corinthians 12:9 says: "And he (Jesus Christ) said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather ... the power of Christ may rest upon me." That is, when you want to live perfect as God wants you to be perfect, you cannot do it alone, and so, God will give his strength and power to rest upon you, and makes you perfect. This power that God gives you is called the grace of God. God wants us to receive his grace and obey him. If we do, God will give us his eternal reward. This message is his gospel. But people listen to preachers and embrace another fake grace, and another fake gospel. In Galatians 1: Paul says: "6) I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7) Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ." Those people, who preach another gospel, are perverting the gospel of Christ. Philippians 3 says: "18) For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: 19) Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things." These preachers are enemies of the cross, work for salary, worldly minded and their end will be destruction. Escape from them, so that you may not be destroyed with them.

B. Wolves in Sheep's clothing, and Tares in God's Field (Churches).

All gospels that are deviated from the gospel that Jesus Christ preached are caused by twisting of the word of God. There are diverse kinds of doctrines coming from denominational Churches. Even though they criticize each other, they all preach the same false message. But, God sounds the alarm against false Christs, false apostles, false prophets, false teachers and false brethren. We must reject them all. Jesus Christ says in Matthew 7:15: "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." In Matthew 24 he says: "11) And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many... 24) For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect." These false workers can deceive even the very elect of God. So, be diligent not to follow them. In Matthew 13 he says: "25) --- his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26) But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27) So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? 28) He said unto them, An enemy hath done this." These false preachers are placed in the churches but the enemy of God, who is Satan. God will destroy them, so escape from them.

C. Satan shows himself as Angel of Light.

God meant what he says. If some preacher tries to convince the people to tolerate sin or not to have guilt for sin in their life, then the preacher is deceiving people. If the preacher assures the people that they will not be punished because God loves them, then it is definite that the devil is speaking through that preacher. 2 Corinthians 11 says: "13) For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14) And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15) Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works." These false preachers will be punished according to their works. The people also will be punished as Eve and Adam were also punished.

D. Unlearned and Unstable people Twist the Teachings of Paul.

2 Peter 3 says: "15) And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; 16) As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction." Apostle Paul was brought in to the picture many years after the ascension of Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ had to reveal the gospel to him. Jesus Christ did not change the gospel when he was revealing it to Paul. The same gospel which was taught to his disciples was revealed to Paul also. Some preachers say that Apostle Paul was given a different gospel, which is different from the gospel of Jesus Christ, that was custom made for the gentiles. Acts 15:9 says: "And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith." Romans 10:12 says: "For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him." There is no different gospel for Jews and Gentiles. Apostle Paul says in Galatians 2: "1) Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with me also. 2) And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain." Apostle Paul went to the other apostles (which were of reputation) at Jerusalem, who were the disciples of Christ, to confirm the things which he was preaching to the gentiles and to get their approval because he wanted to be sure (lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain). Apostle Paul took that much precaution to make sure that he preaches the true gospel of Jesus Christ, that is verified with the disciples of Jesus Christ. Then he says in 2 Timothy 4: "3) For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4) And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." Whoever cannot endure the true gospel, desires other teachings. But they are counterfeit and fake gospel. They will end up in destruction.

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3. The Church is Lost! But God has Won!!

Pastors, Evangelists, and all preachers, either from the church or outside the church, preach the story of Jesus Christ as the gospel and ask people to believe it. Almost the whole world has already believed it, yet they preach it, as if, nobody has believed it. May be, they don't know what else to preach, since they do not know what the gospel is. If they knew, they would have preached the gospel. How is that the whole Christianity has fallen into such a blindness or such ignorance? Why and how is this happened?

A. Humble People made Perfect is the Church of God.

If a country is taken by enemies, the king of the country is defeated. But, God will never be defeated. Then, what happened here in the church? To begin with, the organizational churches never did belong to God. God's church is made up of individual people, joined with God by his Spirit. They live in God, and God lives in them. They do not need church buildings. This church is not touched by deception or by the enemy. This is the church of God. Hebrews 12:22 says: "But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, 23) To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect," A few humble people has come to God, they are made perfect, and they have become the church of God. So, God's church is well and alive.

B. God blinded the Wise and Prudent, and the Devil also blinded them.

Now, let us see, what has happened to the churches in the world, which carries the name of God. Jesus Christ says in Luke 10:21: "In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight." The babes belong to the church of God and God gives understanding to them. But, God hid the understanding to the wise and prudent and so the churches on the world do not know the word of God. John 12:40 says that Jesus has: "blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them." So, God has blinded them so that they will never see. But they boast in their ignorance. 2 Corinthians 4:4 says "In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them." So, God has blinded and rejected them and the devil also has blinded them. They are double dead, but they think, they have it all. They just put up a show of godliness.

C. An Example of Twisting the Scriptures.

Let us see one of their preaching for salvation, as a sample, and let us see how valid their teaching is. Romans 10:9 says "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." Generally, the salvation method is taught from such verses. Say "Jesus is Lord" and believe that he is resurrected from the dead, then you are saved. It is a very simple method, which makes every person in churches saved. We are not jealous for their joy of salvation. But, is it true? If it is false then, their joy is short-lived. Let us verify it from the Bible whether this method is valid or not. Jesus Christ says in Matthew 7:21 "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father, which is in heaven." Those who enter heaven are those who are doing the will of his Father, but not those who say "Jesus is Lord". Jesus says in John 8:34: "verily, verily, I say unto you; whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin." So, if they still commit sins then they are still servants of sin, but not the servants of their "Lord" and so they are not saved. Just calling Jesus as Lord, will not save any. So, the teaching is wrong. Let us look at the original verse one more time. (1). "---thou shalt be saved." 'Shalt be saved' is in future tense. So we cannot say that the person is saved even though they teach it, but this beginning may lead them to be saved in the future. (2). "Confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus" Confession is admitting the truth and if it is not the truth, then it is not a confession, but a lie. "The Lord" means, the master to whom the servant should obey. In this case, the believer accepts Jesus Christ as his Lord. If that is true, he should be obeying his commandments. But if the person says that 'Jesus is Lord' without obeying his commandments, then he is going through a ceremonial confession, which will only make him a liar, and not a saved person. God is Truth. God cannot be deceived by a ceremony. They were just lead through a traditional ceremony of confession. It is just fake salvation.

4. How shall We Escape Hell and Inherit Heaven?

Most of us think that it is too hard to become a joint-heir with Jesus Christ in heaven. So, we agree that it is difficult and it demands true dedication. Anyhow, keep trying. Now, let us see how to escape hell.

A. Born of the Flesh, and Born of the Spirit.

According to the Bible a true Christian will have two births. The first one is born of the flesh, and the next is born of the spirit. Jesus Christ says that we must be born again in order to see the kingdom of God. "John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." When a man is convicted of his sins by the Holy Ghost, if he responded with true repentance, God gives him the spirit of man, in order to pursue his spiritual life. "John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit." In the same fashion a person receives a body of flesh at the physical birth, a person receives a body of spirit (the spirit man) from God as he is born of the spirit, which is his second birth. Now this person can see the kingdom of God because of the spirit of man. The spirit of man is also called the holy spirit.

B. Born of the Water is by the Word of God.

Jesus Christ also says that a person must be born of water and of the Spirit in order to enter into the kingdom of God. "John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." Born of water means that a person must be washed by the water of the word and the person must become a renewed person. This means that he must obey the word of God as he continues in it. "Eph 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word." As he is obedient to the word of God, the Holy Ghost will be with you. "John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever." As he submits himself totally to the will of God, the Holy Ghost will lead his total life, as a mighty wind carries a particle wherever the wind want to carry. "John 3:8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit." This person is born of the water and of the Spirit. This believer enters the kingdom of God. If you are interested to study the details of born again, please click on this link. Link is: "Born Again."

C. Must Exceed the Righteousness of Church Leaders.

"Matt 5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven." Our righteousness must exceed the righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees. One thing very favorable to us is the fact that they were hypocrites. But they were very religious and very zealous for God. They observed all the ceremonies and gave tithes even in negligible things. They prayed long prayers and witnessed for God. Even if some teach the right things, they did not obey their own teachings. We have to take this as a caution. So if we are zealous for the Lord, learn the truth and live according to the truth, then we have exceeded the righteousness of the Scribes and the Pharisees.

D. Sons of God Purify Themselves, even as Jesus Christ is pure.

2 Corinthians 11 says: "2) For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. 3) But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ." In the above verse, "the simplicity that is in Christ" is taught as his simple godly love, which readily accepts unto himself any sinner, who believes that he is the Son of God and believes in his death, burial and resurrection. It appears to be simple and acceptable. But the verses says something else. Verse 2 says, that the Holy Ghost with godly jealousy want to present this bride as a chaste virgin to Jesus Christ. The simplicity in Jesus is to accept ONLY a chaste virgin and not an adulterous woman who simply believes something great about the Bride Groom. Ephesians 5 says: "26) That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27) That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish." Here we see that Jesus will make his bride spotless. 1 John 3:3 says: "And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure." She will keep herself pure for his coming. The wrong teaching will encourage the people to believe great and marvelous things about Jesus Christ, but not to obey him to keep themselves pure. So, believe what God says, but not what preachers say.

5. Jesus Showed the Way even to Reign with Him

God, the Creator of all things that exist, became a man to bring salvation to us. He lived as a man, to show us a life of example, so that we may follow his steps to live a holy life. By his death, he became the author of salvation to forgive our past sins and by his resurrection, he may take us to be with him.

A. God Became a Man to Make Men as God.

John 1:14 says: "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us." God the Word became flesh, that is- God became a mere man--Jesus of Nazareth. 1 Peter 2 says: "21) For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22) Who did no sin,--" Jesus has lived as a man, for us to follow his steps. His life was without sin. "14) As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: 15) But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 16) Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy." He lived a holy life and tells us to live a holy life. Saved from sins is to live with no sin. Hebrew 5 says: "7) Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; 8) Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; 9) And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;" As a man, he submitted himself to God totally. He surrendered himself completely in obedience to God and he became the author of eternal salvation. This salvation is given only to those who obey him. "Philippians 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling." We must obey him, with trembling and fear. 2 Corinthians 8:9 says: "For ye know the of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich", that is- God became poor so that the poor may become rich. Romans 8:17 says: "And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together," that is- the mere men/women can become joint heir with Jesus Christ and be rich in the glory of God for ever. Jesus told his disciples in John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. If we follow him as his disciples, he will come to take us unto himself, so that we will be with him for eternity.

B. Who sow to his flesh, reap Eternal Death; Who sow to the Spirit, reap Life Everlasting.

A reward is free, but it is not totally free. Even though you will not pay for it, you have to deserve it. Any reward will be of much greater value than the effort we have made. Matthew 16:27 says: "For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works." Revelation 22 says: "11) He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. 12) And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be." Galatians 6:8 says "For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting." We see that the reward is according to the work we do in the path of life that was ordained by God. The punishment for the work of the flesh is also called a reward and that is also according to our works. The rewards for the good works will range, from barely escaping the punishment of the burning in the fire, to sit in the throne of God with Jesus Christ, to rule with him, as a joint-heir with Jesus Christ, having the same glory as he has. That means, the punishment also will be more severe than expected.

C. Satan is still a Deceiver.

Hebrews 5:14 says: "But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil." Spiritually mature Christians who are deep rooted in the Word of God can discern the false doctrine of Satan. But how can an ordinary Christian detect the deception of the devil? They can discern by the following way. Look what Satan has done in the Garden of Eden to deceive Eve. Satan promised her that they will not die if they disobey God and eat the fruit. Genesis 3 says: "3) But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 4) And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die." Satan is still a deceiver, and he says that God will not punish you because God is so loving. No! Obey God, do what God says so that you may with Jesus Christ.

D. God Reward those who Work Righteousness.

2 Chronicles 30:27 says: "their voice was heard, and their prayer came up to his holy dwelling place, even unto heaven." So, God lives in the glorious place called heaven. Isaiah 64 says: "4) For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him. 5) Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways:" The heaven is so glorious that even the description of heaven cannot enter in the minds of people. God purposed to give the godly glory to them that are in obedience, so that they may live with him, rule with him and be a part of him forever.

E. This is the True Gospel.

God created the whole universe and all the things in it with its minute details. We are his creation. God made us, our souls, in his image and put it in the body that he has made from the dust of the ground. Our body will return to the dust. But souls will receive rewards according to whatever we have done while we were living on earth. Our life on earth is considerably short when compared to eternal life. If we have perfect obedience in this short life to suffer with Jesus, then we will reign with Jesus Christ throughout eternity. Won’t it be marvelous? Is it not the good news? This is the true gospel.

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