The kingdom of God is not visible to a person who is not born again. Neither can such a person enter the kingdom of God and have eternal life. Jesus said “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” And “unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.  “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” John 3:3,5,6.

Even when a person is born again, entrance to the kingdom of God is not guaranteed. Jesus said: ”Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22“Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23“And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’ John 7:21-23.

Many born again people live in sin and practice unrighteousness. Some of them are preachers, pastors, church leaders, evangelists who even heal the sick and cast out demons in the Name of Jesus, but they are some openly, others secretly living in sin and immorality. They believe they are saved because they are born again and even perform miracles. They forget that the unrighteous will not enter the kingdom of heaven. We read in 1 Corinthians 6:9,10. “Or do you not know that the unrighteous ones will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10nor thieves, nor coveters, not drunkards, nor verbal abusers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.” Without holiness no one will see the Lord.

Many born again children of God will end up in hell because they did not follow and obey Jesus. They did not obey Him and live according to His words, His commandments and teachings, as they are also recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Jesus said: “If anyone hears My sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.48“He who rejects Me and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day.” John 12:47,48.

Many born again Christians refuse to obey Jesus. Many refuse to be baptized in water, as He commanded. Some have received the baptism in the Holy Spirit, yet they still keep on disobeying Jesus. Those who disobey Jesus and do not keep following Him until the end, will NOT enter the kingdom of heaven. ““He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” John 3:36.

Are we following Jesus and living in utter obedience to Him?

May Jesus bless you.

About Jan Boshoff - finalcall07

A bond servant of Jesus Christ
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