01What kind of person can get into the kingdom of heaven

A lot of people think that by believing in the Lord and having their sins pardoned, they have already been saved by grace. They think that by working hard for the Lord, by making sacrifices and expending themselves, that even though they have not escaped the bonds of sin, when the Lord comes they’ll be raptured up into the kingdom of heaven. But is that really the case? God says, “You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy” (Leviticus 11:45). God is righteous and holy, so how could He allow people who are constantly sinning into His kingdom? What kind of person can actually enter the kingdom of heaven?

Bible Verses for Reference

“Truly, truly, I say to you, Whoever commits sin is the servant of sin. And the servant stays not in the house for ever: but the son stays ever” (John 8:34–35).

“Not every one that said to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of My Father which is in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name? and in Your name have cast out devils? and in Your name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from Me, you that work iniquity” (Matthew 7:21–23).

“For I am Jehovah your God: you shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and you shall be holy; for I am holy” (Leviticus 11:44).

“Truly I say to you, Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:3).

“These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being the first fruits to God and to the Lamb” (Revelation 14:4).

“Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city” (Revelation 22:14).

02The only path into the kingdom of heaven

The Lord Jesus’ work of redemption only pardoned man’s sins, but it did not resolve mankind’s corrupt dispositions. Humanity’s sinful nature is still deeply entrenched, and though we may frequently pray and confess to the Lord, and work hard in service to the Lord, we are unable to cast off the shackles of sin, and we are unable to be purified and to enter the kingdom of heaven. Thus, when the Lord returns in the last days, He expresses truths and does the work of judgment beginning with the house of God in order to utterly resolve mankind’s sinful nature and corrupt dispositions, so that people may cast off sin and be cleansed. Clearly, accepting and experiencing the judgment and chastisement of God’s words is the one and only path to full salvation and the kingdom of heaven.

Bible Verses for Reference

“Who are kept by the power of God through faith to salvation ready to be revealed in the last time” (1 Peter 1:5).

“I pray not that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil. … Sanctify them through Your truth: Your word is truth. … And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth” (John 17:15, 17, 19)

“I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will show you things to come” (John 16:12–13).

“And if any man hear My words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejects Me, and receives not My words, has one that judges him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day” (John 12:47–48).

“For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God” (1 Peter 4:17).

“He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be” (Revelation 22:11–12).

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