It was never Godís intent that man live as they do. It was never Godís intent that man would ever die. It was never Godís intent that man would know that they were flesh. It was not Godís intent that man ever did some of the things that they do, but because of the hardness of manís heart and disobedience we still today face horrible evils in this earth! The evil in this world is so great even the earth rebels against its inhabitants. The earth says ďGod itís those inhabitants I gave you the dirt for that causes me to erupt on my axles; they makes me sickĒ.
Matthew 18:14 even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
Jesus reminding us that there are things God never intended us to go through. It was never his will that we should die and itís still not his will. We were to sit in heavenly places with God each and every day. There was not sickness in the body for man didnít know of the flesh until after sin came and devoured them. We are explorers in the earth, we go from realm to realm, situation to situation and place to place; ever going and never learning or coming to the truth because we have hardened our hearts to what is real and true. We have strengthened ourselves in sin and we walk around with a stiff neck towards the Word today. We live for what we want. All we know is itís mine and I want it. Who is to argue that itís yours? The question is ďhow bad do you want it and what are you willing to give up for itĒ?
Eternity is a not a choice that any of us made, it was given to us freely by our Creator through the blood of Jesus Christ the Anointed One that gave his life at Calvary. After dying a natural death of flesh he rose from the dead with all power in His hands that man no longer had to live a defeated life. Matthew 20:28, even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister and to give his life a ransom for many. Because the hearts of man was hardened, his own received him not. Many people we face today hearts are hardened towards Christ still but eternal life is still their choice.
David in I Samuel 20:3 declared that Saul knew he had found grace in Jonathanís eyes, but he also knew that as the Lord live and his soul lived there is but one step between him and death. Jonathan told David whatsoever thy soul desire I will even do it for thee, how much more God will do for us than man. God will not be numbered among men. He is the Father, Eternal Father.
God has commanded His blessing upon us through His promise of everlasting life, life forever more and life eternal. Daniel in Daniel 12:2 said that many that sleep in the earthís dust would awake, some to everlasting life and some to shame and everlasting contempt. Eternal life is a promise made and had nothing to do with our goodness that we should deserve it but because God loved us so much. Godís heart is hardened towards sin and manís sin keeps his heart hardened toward God. Itís just that simple if we go to sleep in sin we will awake in hell itís our choice.
Itís in our best interest to make a choice today to choose God so that we may enjoy Heaven eternally or Hell for eternal damnation in the underworld, the place of the dead. It is punishment for disobedience to the disobedient children of the world that refuses to choose God as Father and Lord of their lives while they yet live in the earth. These are they that rather be wicked and forget God. They lie, steal, kill, cheat, hypocrite their way through worship, secretly seek pleasure unbeknown to others but God sees them and they enjoy the stolen moments when they engage in their ungodly conduct. Matthew 5:29 says if the right eye offend you, pluck it out and cast it away from you; for it is profitable to go into Heaven with one member gone than the whole body be cast into Hell.
Many times we forget that God did not spare the angels that was in Heaven with Him that sinned, for they was cast into Hell with Satan, chained up in darkness waiting on judgment. God loves us and he loved them but he also gave Satan the key of the bottomless pit. He will be cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophets are and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. God is willing to burn up the sin in our lives with an unquenchable fire now that we may be delivered from the wide broad gate that will lead us to our destruction.
Itís a promise for the unbelieving fearful abominable people that commit murders, live in whoredom, work as sorcerers; idolaters and liars shall all have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone. It is something to live a whole life in hell and die and go to Hell for eternity isnít it? A hardened heart full of sin will take us there! When we sin we hurt ourselves not the next person for they will only give an account of the deeds done in their body. Godís promises are yea and amen.
Eternity is for those that will not conceal their true character as Godís children. They maintains their disposition, their motives are pure and honest and their life is one that fears God. There is not any assumption that their appearance of virtue is false. Hypocrisy is a profession rather than a practice. It is associated with both minor and major duties and should be denounced by the Christian. They are not trustworthy, all hope is cut off from them, and desolation filled with wrath is their destiny. Psalm 5:9, for there is not faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulcher; they flatter with their tongue. Eternity in Heaven is not acquired through devouring words and deceit.
God created man to be with him, hand- made and hand -picked. They were explorers of eternity with a whole world to enjoy, but how did it all get away from us? One man and one woman decided our faith. Our faith was in the hands of man but man turned it over to the woman whom he was over. God had given Adam instructions what to do and not to do. He told the woman and she told the snake. What was she doing having a conversation with a snake anyway and Adam standing by, looking and not forbidding her to do so? She was to be his helpmeet and he was her head. God had taken her out of his side to be at his side. She in turn took the headship, listened to the enemy got out of place and went first. Out of order and he brought no correction to the order just as it is today. Man has hardened his heart toward God, family, each other and submitted themselves to damnable heresies that has taken them far away from God. For these actions God has allowed some things to be.
Man will do what they want to do knowing the end of their faith. No man makes them do anything. One action doesnít have to reflect another action that is wrong. Wrong has a stopping point and we choose the point; heaven or hell for eternity! Jesus brought us water that we will never thirst again so why drink of the water of Egypt (this world) that can only take our lives? The water Jesus gives us is a well of water springing up into everlasting life (John 4:14). Because of the hardness of our hearts today we deny repentance and remission of sins that Jesus brought us. He came and brought healing for the sin sick soul. He came to call sinners to repentance and that the righteous would remain righteous still. John 5:24 verily, verily I say unto you, He that heareth my word and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation. God gave us into his Sonís hand and if we repent and confess him we will not be cast out. We can be loosed today and our hearts once again can be pure in Christ, what is holding us up?
Matthew 21:42did ye never read in the scriptures, the stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner; this is the Lordís doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes? Jesus didnít come to destroy man; we were doing a great job on our own. He came to save us! The Word that Jesus taught and still teaches is that we might be saved. He says in St. John 5:39-40 to search the scriptures for in them ye think ye have eternal life and they are they which testify of me and ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. Because of the hardness of manís heart we still labor for meat that will perish; this worldís good. We should seek after and run after that which is right and true unto everlasting life.
Divorce was never to be but because of the hardness of the hearts of men Jesus said in Matthew 19:8 God gave Moses to write a letter of divorcement. Man has allowed Satan to destroy through them the most beautiful and precious union in the world; the union of a man and woman in holy wedlock. It was the first union. The animals had mates, two of everything but not man. Man was likened in the image of God; spirit beings. They had to have a body special made for them and after being made specifically to Godís order they were separated and brought together again. The woman was taken out of the man; the sweet part of him for him. What a wonder about God! Adam birth forth the woman but there will never be a man that will birth forth a child. God gave the woman the womb and man the seed to plant in the womb. A womb cannot be duplicated it donít fit in Godís regime.