Dual Citizenship

Everybody in the world has at least a dual Citizenship. One for your body and one for your Spirit.

If not chosen, then the choice is made for you. As I’ve said before, there’s no such person as an atheist. They may believe they are, but in reality, if they don’t choose heaven the choice is already made. This world has a king (Satan), and he wants all the followers he can get, so he’ll manipulate you into believing you don’t have to choose. That you can believe in nothing, that your body dies and that’s it. It feeds the worms. You may feel you’re a good person, you don’t lie cheat or steal and that’s good, but it won’t get you in heaven. We all will be judged. To get to heaven you need a personal relationship with God. You need to believe that God sacrificed his son and that if you believe in him, you will have everlasting life. Jesus was sinless, but he took our sins to the cross. His life was sacrificed for us. You see the only way to be saved from Hell is to believe. We have all these distractions in life, getting the perfect house, car or great job, but we discount the really important thing, your eternal life. Can you imagine that this life on earth is just a small sample of the life we actually have? What if you die in the next hour, day, week or month, are you ready? Can you honestly say you have never sinned? Have you ever told a lie or hated someone, then you have sinned and that’s just a couple of them? Have you spent time reflecting on what happens when you die? So, what if you’ve been wrong all your life, that there is a God? That would mean you’re God’s child and all this time when you’ve had to make those hard decisions about family, money or life in general, you didn’t have to do it alone. Those times you feel alone, depressed or distraught know you don’t have to feel unloved or unwanted. God is watching and waiting for you to accept his love. It’s a free gift. He loves us just as we are, he just doesn’t love the sin. Ask forgiveness of your sins… it’s a simple thing. The Holy Spirit will help you, guide you, comfort you. You see that when Jesus ascended to Heaven he sent a comforter, the Holy Spirit. Lift the burden of sin off your life and great changes will happen when you give your life to God.

You see we do have at least Dual Citizenship. I’m a citizen of Heaven and Canada. My spirit belongs to Heaven and my body belongs to Canada. What country does your body have a citizenship in or better yet, where does your Spirit belong? With God or Satan?

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

John 14:6

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

Ephesians 2:8-9

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Acts 16:30-32

30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

32 And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.

Romans 6:14

“For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.”

We Won!!!

How many of us wish we can win the lottery? Not so much with the little prizes, but the big ones… the millions of dollars. We dream of buying a new house, car(s), going on a trip. I’ve been there. I still buy the occasion ticket, which is something I need to work on in my life.

Most often I buy a ticket, whether it be a scratch ticket or even a lottery ticket I end up losing. Sometimes, through rarely I get a winner. “I won, I won, I just won $5.00”, on my $5.00 ticket… Yahoo! Somehow that shouldn’t seem like winning, though. So, what do I do? I buy another ticket or perhaps more tickets, after all I just won $5.00. lol It becomes a cycle.

So, what am I personally going to do? For one thing I’m going to break the cycle. Not buy a ticket just because the jackpot is huge or just because it’s available at the register, I’m at. The reason, well the Lord pointed something out to me. If I spend this money on lottery, what budget am I going to break. Where is the money coming from or where would it be better spent? Plus, what good is a mansion or wealth here, on this planet if it means I lose my soul. If all my needs are met, do I still need the Lord? My answer is always yes, but what is your answer? What do you want out of life? Do you want someone in your life that truly Loves you, that takes care of you needs or do you want the greed and corruption that comes from not needing anything or anyone? I know what Satan would pick for yours and my life, if he could, if he had a choice. Don’t give him that choice.

Track how much you spend on lottery, I’ll do the same. Add it up at the end of the month, subtract your winnings. Is it a reasonable amount to spend when you could have paid a little more of your debt load off, bought a gift for your spouse or child or bought a meal for someone that needs it?

I used to own a convenience store that sold lottery tickets and there were people in everyday spending money. Money they may have delegated for lottery in their budget (I hope), but some of those people could not afford it. You could tell or they mentioned they were on fixed income. Sometimes they bought scratch tickets $50 at a time, scratched them all and came back and did it again or I would see them at other stores doing the same thing there. I have no idea how much they spent or made in a day. For them, there is programs for their gambling addiction, actually sponsored by the lottery themselves in Canada. I’m not sure of elsewhere. They keep looking for the big win. Sometimes they get a fairly big win and then they invest it again in lottery to win bigger. Where is this going to lead… homelessness, no food for your children or yourself, no power this month because you can’t afford to pay the bill?

Most people, including myself, have to reach the bottom before they reach out to the Lord. You don’t have to. Don’t wait, “life is too short”. Before you know it half your lifetime is over or worse yet, you die too young. God has been watching you all your life, he loves his children, even if you are not a believer. What separates you from God is your sin. God is waiting to bring you into the fold, he gave us free-will.

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

It’s our choice to believe or not. Really there is no middle of the road with this choice. If you don’t choose God, then you’ve chosen the king of this earth (Satan). Satan wants us to be too busy in our lives on this earth to think about happens when we die. The dream to live well on this earth will lead you towards destruction. “Satan has a plan for you.”

If I buy another lottery ticket for myself, I’m going to ask, “do I really want to win what this world has to offer and miss out in heaven”? If asked by my wife to buy a ticket for her, well of course I will. Everyone chooses, but I hope and pray your choice is to stop and think, “what are we buying into”, not just lottery, but other choices we make in our life?

1 Timothy 6:10

“For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”

Matthew Chapter 6

19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Matthew 6:24

“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”

Matthew 6:33

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

And the Next Exit is…

We busy our lives with our tasks at hand seemingly like we’re driving down a freeway. We rush to go to work, shop or take the kids to an activity. We get all caught up in our lives. We may miss out on the important events as we’re just, “too busy”. When was the last time you visited a family member living by themselves or took time for your own self? In our worldly life we get so wrapped up in our daily lives, there is simply no room for anything else. Then all of a sudden, your life is turned upside down. A loved one gets sick, or you find out someone you care about has terminal cancer. Now chaos ensues, you may say, “how am I going to take care of them and keep up with everything else”. Your stress levels are through the roof. Be careful, your stress can also make you sick too and then what are you going to do?

What if I told you to get off the “Freeway of Life”? Take an exit to a narrow path not so widely used. Give God your burdens. Sometimes these things happen to give you “a wakeup call”. You don’t have to do it alone. Did you know that Satan (ruler of this world) prefers you to have your busy life? No time for your Spiritual self. Give your life over to God and he can straighten your narrow path. If you have trouble believing in God, look around. Did you know the Bible foretold what is happening in our world today? Do you feel kind of numb when ever you hear someone has been shot in a nearby city or even in your city… it’s becoming an everyday occurrence, or when you hear of these unmarked graves with all these children from residential schools? The last count I heard, at the time of writing this the count was over 1,000 kids. I don’t even think they scratched the surface. That numbness is because we’re being bombarded from the news about all these disastrous events and they’re only going to get worse. The people that persecuted these children will receive their judgement from the highest court. God will judge them; they won’t get away with what they’ve done. Death can’t save them. All of us are judged for the sins we commit. The difference is for Christians, (and I mean actual Christians, not those that say they are and hurt innocent children) is Jesus died to take away believers’ sins. We will have an advocate in heaven.

So, when you realize that life is getting too burdensome and stress is more that you can handle by yourself, realize that God is waiting to take those burdens from you. He loves all his children. Give your life over to him, take the narrow path less traveled.

Matthew 7

13Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

14Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

15Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

16Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

17Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

18A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

19Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Matthew 11:29

“Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”

1 Peter Chapter 5

6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

John 16:33

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”

God’s Diversified Creations

Looking upon a mountain meadow and seeing all the splashes of colour during the Spring and Summer with all the different flowers. Part of the beauty we see is the diversity. God not only made so many different kinds of flowers, but so many different colours. What if all the flowers that God made were just one colour, say white. Everywhere we went they were all the same colour…whether a rose, a tulip, a dandelion, a poppy, etc. Would they still be as popular today as they are now? Would we appreciate the gift of a flower bouquet? Would people even want them in their gardens…maybe a few of them to go with their white house surrounded by a white picket fence.

So now look at Gods’ creation of us. How boring it would be if we were all the same. Our diversity makes us beautiful. God created us in his own image. How can the colour of our skin make a person less significant than another? We are all Gods’ children! Our different languages, cultural differences and people, make our world interesting. How would you like to go on a holiday that you put all your savings into, “a once in a lifetime trip”, and go to a place where the people were exactly the same as you? Their culture, their language, their colour and they had the same white flowers growing in front of their white house.

The tension of racial differences has been stirred up by the god of this earth. (Satan) He prefers us to be at each others throat and warring over cultural differences. Hate breeds’ sin and Satan is wallowing in it on this earth. The more time we focus on our sinful differences of this world, the less time we have to spend with our Creator. Allow our diversities to be truly special as God created them. Love one another…we are brothers and sisters. Enjoy the beauty of Gods’ creation with all its colours.

Colossians 3:11

“Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.”

Acts Chapter 17

26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:

28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

God Takes us Where We Are – My Testimony

With this blog I hope to show you that most Christians grow into relationship with God. Not from God’s side, but from ours. Some are slower than most, like me. God loves all his children just as they are, but the thing that blocks us from him is the sin. Not so much on his part, although he hates sin, but ours. If we love the sin so much, we can’t see past it. If we love our earthly possessions, our over excess consumption of alcohol and drugs, gratification of self, we can’t Love God, we don’t have room for God. God needs all of our focus so we can grow in him. To follow God, we do so through Jesus as he is our only avenue to God as he died to wash away our sins. He took the world’s sin with him to the cross as a sacrificial lamb.

In my case I became a Christian in my 20’s…I should remember the date, but I don’t. I do, however, remember how I felt after I prayed the Salvation’s Prayer. I felt like I was in a bubble of protection. At the time I was attending a Pentecostal Church in Vancouver, BC. I never joined it and was never baptized. I made the prayer on my own in my own house, so I guess it’s a little different than if you convert in a church. My friend that was attending the same church also and a few others were praying over me to get me to speak in tongues, it never happened, I guess God had other plans for me. I later moved out of the area, and lost touch with them. I also lost touch with my walk with God. Not that I wasn’t a believer, but it’s different being a believer and being a true child of God. (But that’s jumping ahead) I went back to my sinful ways. Satan got his hooks into me; he doesn’t want any of his to be God’s. You see whether we know it or not, if you don’t choose God, the choice was made for you. There is no such thing as an atheist. (That’s a whole other can of worms)

I got married in the 80’s and got divorced in the 80’s. Went through some tough times. I was smoking about a pack and a half of cigarettes a day. Drinking a bit, but not much, had a pretty good job working as a Letter Carrier. Was getting a little crippled up after a couple of spills on slippery steps and was wondering if I’d make it to retirement.

Our family had a friend we knew when we lived in the US. She was quite disfigured from having polio as a child, but very intelligent. We used to talk for hours. She would come up for a visit to my mother’s place and I would see her there. Anyway, I was always curious about her church. It was really different than other Christian churches I’d heard of. I found we had one in the city I lived in, so I called the Pastor and he told me when the service was and so I built up the courage that week and went. I met the Pastor there; he was very nice. The Pastor invited me to a Potluck Luncheon they were having out at his place. The whole church was coming. It was outside as it was Summer.

I had been talking to my mother and she started the church in the town where she was living. The church I was attending had a stop smoking program that I took, and it was the first time I’d ever quit smoking so easily and I have never started again. It has been 33 years since I quit. I would recommend that program to anybody that asks. While I was attending the church, I was learning more and more about being a Christian, something I knew nothing about from the earlier years. As I grew in the church, they asked me about Baptism. I said I’d like to be Baptized and special arrangements were made as my mother was going to be Baptized also. Her pastor and herself, plus our special friend from Oregon all went up to Kamloops, BC and my mother and myself were Baptized at the Kamloops SDA Church. It was a very beautiful ceremony, when I think back, now that my mother has passed.

I stayed in Kamloops for another couple of years and decided, before I get too crippled up it was time to move. I moved to the Okanagan, left the Post Office and started a lawn and garden business for the Spring, Summer & Fall. In the Winter I got a job installing the great big Satellite dishes you used to see years ago.

I got married, this time to a Christian girl, who took my beliefs with a grain of salt as they were a bit different than hers and still are. Lol We had a rough start as we were set in our ways. She wasn’t married before, so she didn’t know some ‘guy things’ like guys don’t read instructions. We almost got a divorce putting up a screen tent on our first anniversary camping trip. Ok, ok, she got it up reading the directions. Man, she’s always right. Lol

One thing that seems to happen to me anyway is I get too distracted, and someone gets put on the backburner. Well, I did it again. God was put on the backburner and forgotten about. I didn’t get quite as bad as I was before, except I stopped going to church. I only went occasionally if that…my life got in the way. I owned different businesses over the years, those take up time, when you get home you park in front of the TV, eat dinner and then the next day you do it all over. Then retirement came and you figure you have all the time in the world. I can’t remember being so busy as when I first retired. Where did I find the time?

My mother passed in Dec of 2018, and I promised my wife that we’d move to Alberta closer to her siblings. What was I thinking, it’s cold over there! Well, we’re here and we’re actually enjoying it. I think it was around the illness before my mother passed, that I was thinking of my walk with God and how neglectful I’d been. Looking back at my life and all the stupid idiotic stunts I’ve pulled and didn’t die; I figure God must have something special for me. I better not blow it after all he has been extremely patient with me. More-so than any human would be, that’s for sure. All this wasted time and I’m finally finding out what it is truly like to be a Child of God.

Since I didn’t feel like going back to the Adventist Church, not for anything in particular. The people were very nice, but I wanted my walk with God to be truly focused on him. When I got into the Adventist church before I was being lazy. I wasn’t studying enough, and it got to the point where I was just ‘going to church’. I really wanted to know God on my own, so once we were settled in Alberta the Holy Spirit inspired me to start writing this blog. One thing I’ve noticed since I’ve started doing this blog is I’m studying more. Mm tricky, lol.

I still am a sabbath keeper and don’t eat “unclean meats”, which in itself can be tricky this day and age. There’s pork in everything… sometimes even when you buy hamburger it’s mixed beef and pork. (Have to read the labels) My wife has pretty well gotten used to that when she cooks. She doesn’t like me to cook too often as I destroy the kitchen and for some reason, she grabs the saltshaker before she even tries eating anything I’ve cooked.

One nice thing about YouTube is you can watch sermons from different churches all over the world. I watch videos from all different kinds of Protestant pastors. I sometimes miss fellowshipping, although with Covid-19 everyone is in the same situation. Last week I went to a nearby SDA church to see what it was like. I really enjoyed the service, although with any small-town pastors cover other churches in rotation. The pastor for the church I was at, was speaking in a church an hour away, so they streamed his sermon.

I would consider going to a Sunday worshipping church also for the fellowship of other Christians. There are many God loving Christians in the World from all kinds of churches even Catholic churches. When we consider we’ll be in heaven soon enough, we’ll have eternity to talk about our differences in belief or you can ask the author of the Bible. While on this earth, our time is limited, so seek the Lord with all your heart, mind and soul.

Sticks and Stones will Break my Bones…

So, I don’t know if you read my blog “Are you Red Pilled”, or not, this particular one delves in a whole lot deeper. I’d say going back to about the 1st century. It might be totally unbelievable to you, in fact to the point of you throwing those, “sticks and stones” at me, hence the title.

In quite a few of my blog posts the underlying theme is “things are not what they seem”. Satan has been manipulating this world since he was cast down here with his fallen angels. Rev 12:9 He didn’t stop with Adam and Eve. One of the biggest changes he has done has to do with…argh I don’t want to say. Words do hurt me.

Well let me put Hebrews 4 in here and maybe you’ll get what I’m about to tell you.

Hebrews 4:1-16
1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.

2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.

4 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.

5 And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.

6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:

7 Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.

9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.

10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.

11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

That’s right I’m talking about Sabbath or Shabbat (from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday). You see God made the Sabbath, the day of rest and man through Satan changed it. Constantine changed it when he wanted to become a Christian Church from his Sol worshipping Church that worshipped on Sunday. In the Pagan Roman Catholic Church, you see halos on pictures and statues, some say they assimilated the artistry from the religion of Sol Invictus into the Christian Church.

By now some of you are saying this is an old mosaic law that was done away with, and you can give me text after text in the Bible that will show that it was. Sunday worship has been around for centuries. Only the Jewish people and few other churches rest on Saturdays. A lot of the Jewish people aren’t even Christians and the other churches that rest on Saturdays are all cults.

What’s Mosaic about this…
Genesis 2:2-3
2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

3 And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

And Hebrews 4 above. If God rested on the seventh day, what right does man have to change the day. After all it is the 4th Commandment; it must be important. Sure, we can attend church any day of the week, sure we can worship God any day of the week, but the Day of Rest is just that. You don’t go to church and then go shopping afterwards, go do your daily chores (unless you’re a farmer) or mow the lawn. It’s a day to spend fellowshipping, worshipping the Lord, praying, visiting shut-ins, meditating and or resting.

Some say it was changed before Constantine, but the important point is God didn’t change it. If he wanted it changed, he wouldn’t “pussy-foot around” it he would say. Just like he said it in the Old Testament, and he said it in the New Testament. God Rested on The Seventh Day!

If you would like another reference other than the Bible, check Wikipedia – Sabbath in Christianity

Leave your comments below and your sticks and stones, might make a nice fence. Wood is way too expensive.

Hiding in the Open

I don’t usually like basing a blog on someone else’s information, but I feel this is too important to leave alone. I’ve heard some of these things before, but not with the group that will be explained in the video. This blog is time crucial as when the YouTube video gets pulled (and it probably will) I’ll likely have to take down this article as it won’t say much.

I must warn you in advance this video is over 5 hours long and if you watch it all the way through you may not view the world in quite the same way as you do now. If you are comfortable in your Laodicean ways, as Christians, you maybe shouldn’t watch this video. Please do your own research as with anything out in social media. Just because I’ve posted it here, it doesn’t mean it’s all true and I believe it to be so, but if you are prepared and you notice things happening in the world that seem to follow some of what he’s saying you won’t be caught off-guard

The Big “V”

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything…I have no excuses; I just need to take the time.

Well, I got my first vaccine shot last week and other than growing two fangs, a nice shade of green skin and growing extra long hair on my big toes, not many side effects. Lol I don’t seem to have nano-technology coursing through my veins, or the “mark of the beast” embellished on my forehead or hand (of course in order for there to be a “mark of the beast” there has to be a beast or beast power and before the beast the anti-christ has to come. Plus, the “mark of a Beast” is a choice”, you can choose not to take it.) You can’t put the “cart before the horse.” I’m not necessarily saying the vaccine is safe, any chemical you have to put into your body to protect you from something your body can’t naturally produce is suspect in my books, but if it gets us through this Covid-19 crisis, and I hope it does, I’ll try it.

I just would like to make a note to those of you expecting Jesus to come soon, please don’t, I beg you, please don’t expect him to come first. The Anti-Christ will be first on the scene and reign for 3 ½ years before Christ comes and many Christians will be fooled. Don’t ever think Satan is foolish or weak he will disguise the Anti-Christ as Jesus. Keep close to the Lord during these times.

Matthew 24:5

“For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”

2 Thessalonians 2:1-13

1Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

2That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

3Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

4Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

5Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

6And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

7For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

8And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

9Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

10And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

11And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

12That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

13But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

1 John Chapter 4:1-3

1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

Buying your way into Heaven

Can you buy you way into Heaven? Many have tried. Giving millions to charities, sponsoring children’s groups, feeding the starving, volunteering their time and money for WHO for example and other great organizations that are out there for the benefit for mankind.  Does that help get them into Heaven? How about going to church every week and never missing, and paying their tithe, but for that requiring some say in how the church is run?

Mark 10:25 – It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

The simple answer is no. You can’t buy a ticket, cut in line, assume that giving millions to help people will get you into heaven. God knows your mind; He knows your ulterior motives. Sure, it’s good to give to the poor, better yet, help the poor…fix a meal, help with their needs, volunteer in your community… give of yourself. There is only one way to get into Heaven and that’s through Jesus Christ our Savior and he paid the price already. He can’t be bought.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.