TKC Ministries Your Eternal Destiny
As followers of Christ I am amazed at how few people are actually concerned with their eternal destiny. We are all on a collision course with eternity , whether we die of natural causes , a tragic accident , sickness , disease, murder , or perhaps you will be alive when the Lord returns. Where ever you are I can guarantee you that we all will regret not having done more for the Kingdom of God and paying more attention to the things of God and his Christ.
Dr. Tony Evans of the “Urban Alternative’ , stated in one of his sermons , that many folks have been duped by a play action pass.
In football a play action pass is when the quarterback fakes a handoff
To the running back with the hopes that the defense will go for the fake and focus in on the running back. Meanwhile the quarterback throws the ball to a wide open receiver. Mr. Evans went on to say that this is what Satan has done to many people. They have been faked out. Whenever the things that you can see become more important than what you cannot see , then you have been duped, faked out.
I often think about God sitting on his throne and watching the activities of man kind. I often think about God reading the thoughts of our hearts(Jeremiah 17:10). I often think about all the folks who simply don’t have any relationship with God or his Christ nor Holy Spirit. And yet it is one of the most important things a human being can do , and that is having a relationship with The Almighty. I’m not talking about going to church for ninety minutes on Sunday and then go home and watch football for the rest of the afternoon. I’m talking about a real open honest relationship with the creator of the universe.
Praying and talking to the Lord are daily habits for me. To me it’s just an on going thing. It’s like my conversing with God never ceases.
I talk to him during my commute to and from work. I talk and sing to him in the shower , on the job , while working in the yard, everywhere!
I remind myself all the time that I serve an awesome God! A God who knows everything , a God who knows everything about me. He is a God of great feelings and tremendous love.
We all take God for granite because he is so consistently gracious. He provides air for us to breath , food to eat water to drink, he controls the entire universe and holds it together. He keeps this tiny little spec we call earth from roaming to far away or to close to the sun , which would be tragic in either scenario. Satan and his followers do roam the earth and are a commanding force in the spirit world , however if it were not for the grace , power and love of God , these evil spirits would not hesitate to destroy us.
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
We are all accountable for our words , thoughts and actions……..
2 Corinthians 5:10 - For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
Matthew 12:36-37 - But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified , and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 - Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God , and keep his commandments: for this the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment , with every secret thing , whether it be good , or whether it be evil.
Revelation 20:12-13 - And I saw the dead , small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened , which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it ; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
Matthew 16:26-27 - For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world , and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 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.
We take light to the fact that a great and Mighty King , a Mighty Warrior , a being with intelligence far beyond the comprehension of mortal man , a spirit being so powerful , so magnificent , so incredibly wonderful , that it is totally beyond our imagination , this same being came into this wicked world , that hates him (John 7:7 & John 15:18) , and scoffs at his name , and his word , he came and died for each and every one of us. I don’t care if you think God’s word is one big fairy tale , I’m telling you that Jesus left his home in glory and came into this world so that you and I could once again have fellowship with God. And not only that but we can spend eternity with God, and not only that but we will have become ( depending on our love for God) heirs to the throne (Galatians 4:7) Amazing Stuff , but actually it should not come as a surprise because our God is Amazing!
* The resurgence of Jewish military powerIsaiah 41:15 and Zechariah 12:6, 8
For your information - look at what God says in Zechariah 12:9 - And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
Um…need I say anything else or did you get it? I will say this with all the hot spots over in the middle east , I would remind any of Israel’s enemies to think real hard before coming against Jerusalem.
As I stated earlier these were just a few of the many fulfilled bible prophecies. Just look at Jesus! His entire life was prophesied. They prophesied where he would be born , that he would be born of a virgin , that he would be slain for our iniquity, that he would rise from the grave , and many others concerning our Lord.Bible Prophecy scriptures and references taken from “ Christ in Prophecy” By Dr. David Reagan
Just a few scriptures that deal with eternity …………
The following scriptures are some of many important words in the bible that should be taken very seriously. A gospel preacher I often listen to , “ Zac Poonen” (has over 1000 sermons on you tube.com) always reminds you to read the bible verses slowly and let them sink in!
These verses are often read and heard frequently , however I don’t believe many really pay attention to what is being said. These are words from our Lord and Savior pertaining to the two types of people who dwell on this planet and their eternal destiny……..which group do you belong to?…………
John 3:15-21 - That whosoever believeth in him(Christ) should not perish, but have eternal life.
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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
My friends the clock is ticking. What are you doing about your eternal destiny? I suggest trying some of following…….
* Get yourself a bible , you can also get the bible on CD or pull it up on line , or some of these other electronic devises which are plentiful.
Isaiah 52:1-3; Zechariah 12:2-3 , 6 , 9 Zechariah 14:1-2 (see Luke 21:24)
* Start talking and praying to God and ask him for guidance and advice……..you will be amazed how your knowledge will increase if you hunger and thirst after righteousness (Matthew 5:6)
You have to look at the fact that God is always present. Therefore there is no need to try to be fake or phony……just be honest. Jesus loved it when people were real and down to to earth and most of all truthful.
* John chapter 4 - Woman at well admits to Jesus her fornication
* Mark 9:24 man who asks Jesus to help his unbelief.
* I take a lot of advice from Brother Zac Poonen ( he has over 1000 sermons on you tube.com) , he encourages people to become disciples rather than trying to erect an multi million dollar , world wide television ministry. His message is do what Jesus did.
* Study bible prophecy. It’s fascinating to read the prophecies from the bible and then to watch it unfold on the 6’oclock news.
Just a few of the many fulfilled prophecies found in the bible……
* Daniel 12:4 - Increase in knowledge and transportation
* The world wide re-gathering of the Jews in unbelief to the land of Israel Isaiah 11:10-12 ; Isaiah 43:4-7 ; Jeremiah16:14-15 : Jeremiah 23:7-8 ; Jeremiah 24:4-7 ; Jeremiah 30:1-3 ; Jeremiah 46:27 ; Ezekiel 11:16-17 ; Ezekiel 36:22-24 ; Ezekiel 37:1-12 and Amos 9:14-15
* The re-establishment of the state of Israel. - happened in 1948Isaiah 52:8-10 ; Isaiah 66:7-8 ; Zechariah 12:1-3,6
* The revival of the Hebrew languageZephaniah 3:9 ( see also Jeremiah 31:23 )
* The re-occupation of Jerusalem - 1967 The Six Day War