Make your Calling and Election Sure
Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:(2 Peter 1:10|KJV-
So, dear brothers, work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen, and then you will never stumble or fall away.(2 Peter 1:10|LIVING-
Dear brothers and sisters, this is the conclusion of the entire matter; let no man deceive you, for nobody will enter heaven by luck or by favour neither will anyone enter it by misadventure; grace alone won’t take anyone to heaven, for grace is the visa, while righteousness is the airplane, without which no eyes can see the Lord. Beware of fake Visas, for many will come with cheap access to God, others will come with it doesn’t matter gospel! Please watch out that no man deceive you. Heaven is a place prepared by God for those whom He has chosen in Him from the foundation of the world and your obedience to God’s word is what will prove if you are one of them or not.
I want you to beware of fake Visas, many Christians today are holding fake visa to heaven, please do not be deceived for without Holiness no eyes shall see the Lord.
Take for instance, as a Nigerian I want to travel to United States, will I just wake up one morning and go to airport to board a plane to US just like that? Definitely no! I will need to apply for a visa and there is possibility that I might be denied Visa and their is possibility that I might be given fake visa. The truth is that, without Visa, I can’t enter USA, and with fake visa I won’t still enter, I might even be arrested and handed over for prosecution for parading with fake visa, even if I have UK Visa, I can’t use it to enter American until I get original US Visa. This is how it is with the kingdom that Christ has gone to prepare for us.
Grace is that visa you need to board a plane to heaven and that plane is righteousness. But there are many Christians today who are holding unto fake Grace; how did I know?
For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; (Titus 2:11-12|KJV-
The original grace has no pleasure in unrighteousness but there are many Christians today, holding unto grace and still living in all form of ungodliness, holding unto grace and are stilll living very wild just as those in the world, holding unto grace and are still in disobedience to God’s word. That grace is fake and such grace cannot admit you onboard rapture. The grace that is needed for salvation is such that will change you from a Sinner to a Saint; until you get to this stage in your Christian Life, you live with the risk of apprehension of hell on the last day.
What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid., How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?, (2228) Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? (Romans 6:1-3|KJV-
But there are many Christians today who are comfortably living in sin and expecting grace to do magic for them on the last day, God forbid! God forbid that you enter United States with Brazil visa, that’s exactly what many Christians want to archive. Please while there is still time, take your time and reconsider your ways, the purpose of grace is to enable us live a life pleasing to God with ease.
In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. (Ephesians 1:11-14|KJV-
Holy Spirit is the seal of our salvation so no one can downplay Him in this journey of eternity. If He did not sign your visa, how can you enter airport in the first place? The Holy Spirit is a major stakeholder in the agenda of God’s plan for redemption. He was commission by God to guide us in all truth and without Him, there is no way you can give hid to the lessons that grace teaches, without Him, there is no way you can deny ungodliness and be able to live soberly in this present world. The Holy Spirit is the Author of righteousness and one prove that He is active in you is that He will always be there to guide you in all truth.
Don’t assume you are saved because you are a Christian, don’t be carried away by your gifts, don’t be carried away by your prayers and fasting life, all this are good but the yastic for eternal life is the word of God; your absolute conformity with the word of God is what admits you to inherit the rest prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.(Philippians 2:12-13|KJV-
One prove that you are among those He has choose is your obedience and respect to do His will; no one by himself is capable of living a righteous life except the Spirit of God is the one at work in such life. So to do all you can to ensure you are among those who will end up with Him is to surrender all of yourself to Him. Self surrender begins with acknowledging the Truth of God’s word.
The word of God is the only sure standard to live by so as to see God. A Born again who is in rebellion of God’s word is not a chosen one; a born again who did not believe that baptism is necessary for salvation is not part of God’s chosen ones, he or she is just a foolish virgin waiting in vain for the bride groom. A Born again who sees nothing wrong with a woman Pastor is lost; those whom have seen the scriptures that forbids a woman from teaching and pastoring and still remains there are already given over to delusion. What of those Christians who commercialize the anointing, what of those who dress like prostitutes and all who are still given to alcohol, masturbation, homosexuals, cheating etc, such have no part with Christ and His eternal kingdom; they are all workers of inequity.
Good friends, what will it profit you to be a woman Pastor and lose your soul to hell, what will it profit you to receive miracles and yet not make heaven, what will it profit you to fast for 40days and 40 nights and still end in hell with your enemies, what will it profit you to deprive yourself the pleasure of smoking and drinking and worldly dressing and still end in the same place with those living such life. The only guarantee we have to be with Jesus where He has gone is to live by the word of God.
Nobody will live in this world forever, death is a sure visitor that comes uninvited and it is appointed unto us once to die and after death, it is judgment and they is no repentance in the grave. I don’t know when I will die and you too don’t know when you will but it’s possible to know where you will end up, it’s possible to get it right with God now by total surrender to His word.
Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.(James 4:17|KJV-
Sin is simply knowing what God has said in His word and refuse to live by it. The word of God is template for knowing what is good and the Holy Spirit in us is what compels us to do it.
I want you to really rediscover God and His word, take out time and search the scriptures and see Truth for yourself, give up half truth gospel, yes the world of God might inconvenience you but that’s what it takes to be with Jesus.
Thank you for your time throughout this month and this series, next month we will be praying and fasting, so I invite you to also be part of it.
Most amazing God, thank you because the confidence we have in you is that we will not be a cast away. Lord, no one can do these things except the Holy Spirit be with Him, no man can please you without faith, and this faith is what make us to live daily for you knowing that you have called us according to your divine purpose. Lord I pray for as many that have reconsidered returning to true Bible Christianity, may Your Spirit be their teacher. Guild them in all truth and established them in the knowledge of your dear son, open their understanding that they might understand scriptures and finally grant us the grace to live a holy and well pleasing life, that when the good Shepard shall appear, we will all receive our due reward through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen