Lazy believers will not make it into the kingdom of heaven. the kingdom of heaven is for disciples, followers of Jesus Christ, men and women of action. The only way to enter the kingdom of heaven and have eternal life is to go after, follow and obey Jesus Christ.
Jesus said:”Whoever wishes to come after Me, must deny himself every day, pick up his cross and come here, follow Me.” To follow Jesus Christ is not fun. it is hard work. you have to go after Him in spite of your your circumstances, in spite of your troubles, in spite of persecution and temptation. You have to press on in and endure with Jesus Christ even if everybody rejects you. Jesus said that if we follow Him we will be hated by all men. They will do to us what they did to Him, IF we follow Jesus Christ.
Many people think that they only need to believe in Jesus and then they sit back and they think that Jesus has done it all for them. You have to pick up your cross, you have to go after Jesus Christ every day and follow Him.You have to resist the devil, you have to overcome, sin, temptation and the wiles of the devil. You have to overcome your own laziness and your own lack of dedication. You have to follow Jesus Christ with every bit of power that is in you until the very end. Lazy people, laid back people, fun seeking people will not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
It is not fun to follow Jesus Christ. It is blood, sweat and tears but if we endure until the end we will win the prize of eternal life. Then there will be time for rejoicing IF we win that prize. But if we are not willing to work hard for the kingdom of heaven then we will not inherit the kingdom of heaven.
They asked Jesus whether those who are being saved are few and He said:”Strive hard,for many will try very hard and not be able.” Are you trying hard? Or do you just believe that you are saved?
Heaven is not for lazy people. It is for those who deny themselves and go after Jesus every day and follow Him, obey Him, do His will, until the very end.
May Jesus bless you.
WITNESS FOR JESUS!
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