who will endure
Statistically the church Jesus ordained has been steadily shrinking, many endured for a season but have went back. You know the devil has found a soft spot in the hearts of the believing Christians. When Jesus was asked what would be the sign of His return, He gave them many signs. The first sign is the most important, Jesus said deception would permeate the whole world. The devil is offering the world deception in place of the truth and people don't even resist his nonsense. Transgenders and homosexuals are not all that bad because there are so few of them, but they have the support of the masses.
1 Timothy 5:22 Do not be a partaker of other man's sins: keep yourself pure.
If you agree and support another man's sin you're just as guilty! Yes, but are we not to love everyone? Yes, but love does not rejoice (celebrate) in iniquity. The world thinks they are pretty wise, they say that if you disagree with the sins of men you're a hater. God has a Bible and the world has a bible, which one do you rely on for the truth? God's Word caters to the spirit, man's word caters to the flesh. Do not be a partaker of another man's deception but rather be a partaker of God's amazing grace. Deception is ministered by seducing spirits, these demoniacs are very convincing but they cannot ensnare the diligent.
Mathew 24:13 He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
1 Peter 4:18 If the righteous are barely saved, what will happen to godless sinners?
We must never take our salvation for granted, every day of our lives the devil will try to wrestle it away from us. In the book of Titus Paul says there are men who claim to know God but in their works they deny (disavow, refuse, reject) Him. If we claim Jesus as our Savior and Lord, does our lifestyle demonstrate our confession? We know what God's Word says but we have no right to apply it to anyone. We do not know what's in a man's heart. We do not know where he will spend eternity. We know where the people are going who spend their lives in a church, live like Bible saints and are anxiously waiting to meet Jesus. A dedicated sinner says the sinners prayer and then goes back to his old ways. Is he going to Heaven? I don't know, it's all up to God! We are instructed to speak the truth but we are not called to enforce it, except in our own lives.
Mathew 5:19 Whosoever shall break the least commandment and teach others to do the same, he will be called the least in Heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them shall be called great in Heaven.
The word least means very small, the minimum. The word great means large, mighty, the strong. Jesus says there will be rank and file in Heaven. All the citizens of Heaven will know of every man's life in the flesh. The least will bear no grief but they will wish they would have been more diligent. Th great will not lord their title over anyone, we will all worship the Master together. I know I have a place in Heaven because I have kept His Word. I am faithful to the Lord because I am grateful for my gift of grace. I don't walk in line for the sake of rewards, I just want to go to Heaven and thank my Lord. A born-again Christian who turns from God is no longer grateful for His sacrifice, this does not mean they have lost their place in Heaven. Being a member of a church does not mean you're loyal. Only God can judge that and He's a lot easier to please than men.
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I know the will of my Lord,
He takes pleasure in my prosperity.
He died to make me rich,
He became the curse for me.
If I yield to poverty and lack,
I will disappoint my Lord.
Now I got my mind right,
I am ready to prosper,
spirit, soul and body.