Welcoming the Lord to be raptured into the kingdom of heaven is the greatest hope of every believer, but is entering the kingdom of heaven really as simple as we think? What does God require of those who can enter the kingdom of heaven? The Lord Jesus said, “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” (Matthew 7:21). The Lord made it clear that not all people who speak the Lord’s name can enter the kingdom of heaven, and that only those who do God’s will can enter it.
Two thousand years ago, when the Lord Jesus did His work, the Pharisees adhered to the Bible and condemned the Lord’s work and they tried their best to prevent the Jewish believers from following the Lord Jesus. Finally, they nailed the Lord Jesus to the cross and were cursed and punished by God.
Now, when the Lord Jesus returns to the flesh and does the work of judgment starting from the house of God, the modern-day Pharisees, most pastors and elders in the religious world, convict and reject Him. They fabricate rumors, and spread heresies and fallacies to deceive believers and prevent them from investigating God’s work of the last days.
Why did God’s two incarnations, when He became manifest and did work, meet with resistance and condemnation from religious world? What is the source of this matter? If we cannot discern the God-defying essence of the last days’ Pharisees, won’t it be very easy for us to follow them in condemning and rejecting Christ of the last days so that we miss the opportunity to welcome the Lord’s return?
Do You Know How to Get Rid of Pain and Live a Happy Life?
Is your wish shattered by reality time and time again and never realized when you’re struggling to live a happy life?
Do you feel discouraged because of this and live a miserable life?
Do you know how to get rid of pain and have a happy life?
Some people go by Paul’s word on the matter of waiting for the Lord to be raised into the kingdom of heaven: “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” (1Co 15:52). They believe that although we still sin constantly without breaking away from the bondage of sinful nature, the Lord will change our images instantly and bring us into the kingdom of heaven when He comes. Also, there are people who go by God’s word: “Not everyone 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” (Mat 7:21). “… Be you holy; for I am holy” (1Pe 1:16). They believe that people who still sin constantly are far from attaining holiness and utterly unqualified to be raised into the kingdom of heaven.