Not one will be lost
Isaiah 40:26 -
Lift up your eyes on high, and see who hath created these, that bringeth out their host by number; he calleth them all by name; by the greatness of his might, and for that he is strong in power, not one is lacking.
The first time I read this scripture I was very happy thinking even if I truly follow the Lord's instructions or not, the Lord will save me and I will be with Him in Heaven having eternal life. But then I read scriptures like 'the path to Heaven is narrow', 'many are called but few are chosen' and on Judgment Day even those who believe in Jesus, do miracles, healings or even evangelize would not be assured an entry in Heaven unless they keep His Father's Word. It was later when the Lord started opening more of the spiritual world and its understanding to me I realized not all of us who believe in Jesus Christ enter Heaven but only those who keep the Holy Spirit's Word will enter Heaven and the name of these the Lord already knows. This is why He has already written their names in the Book of Life.
If we look in to the grammar of scriptures most promises of God are not in the past or present or future tense but they are in a tense which are past, present and future at the same time.
For man time is a factor, like distance; we can be at one spot at a time but for God distance is not a factor since He is omnipresent so also time is not a factor. Time does not restrain God in any way so He knows the beginning and the end at the same time. We think in life we would take this or that route and make our great plans in life but God knows where we would land and what would be our condition. So if we have wisdom and want to save ourselves trouble we need to just communicate with Him.
In today's message He tells us He saves each and every one from them. Since we do not have access to even peep into the Book of Life we can only assure ourselves to be among these by listen to what the Spirit of God speaks to us and abide by His Word. To discern if it is the Spirit of God or our flesh or another spirit, we need to study the Word of God and understand it.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, people rebel against You and your light because they do not know You and therefore do not fear You. The knowledge of You and your Kingdom brings fear and wisdom unto man. Lord, we pray You open the eyes of man to know You and your Kingdom so as to have eternal life in You...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripturesr ]
Matthew 7:13-14, 21-23
13 Enter ye in by the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many are they that enter in thereby.
14 For narrow is the gate, and straitened the way, that leadeth unto life, and few are they that find it.
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy by thy name, and by thy name cast out demons, and by thy name do many mighty works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
23 And one said unto him, Lord, are they few that are saved? And he said unto them,
24 Strive to enter in by the narrow door: for many, I say unto you, shall seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, open to us; and he shall answer and say to you, I know you not whence ye are;
26 then shall ye begin to say, We did eat and drink in thy presence, and thou didst teach in our streets;
27 and he shall say, I tell you, I know not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.
9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.
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