Who will inherit the Kingdom of God

Who will inherit the Kingdom of God, by alan ballou; a servant.

We are not guaranteed an inheritance in the Kingdom of God until after we hear the Word of truth, the Gospel of our salvation, and believe it.

Ephesians 1:13-14 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory. NKJV

According to that passage of scripture, we have to trust Jesus, hear the Word of truth, the Gospel of our salvation, and believe it before we are guaranteed an inheritance in the Kingdom of God.

That’s different from being saved. Being saved means that we have been qualified to share in the inheritance of the saints according to the Word of the Lord written in Colossians 1:12. (more…)

Would you watch me perish and do nothing?

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Would you watch me perish and do nothing? by Alan Ballou

Yesterday, I heard again that “x” number of people came forward and received salvation. Praise God, but did they really get what they were seeking? What were they promised, and where is it written? Is the Bible unclear about what to preach, and what is promised to whom?

Zacharias (Zachariah) prophesied that his son, John the Baptist, would prepare the way of the Lord, by giving the people the knowledge of salvation through the remission of sins.

Luke 1:77  To give knowledge of salvation to His people By the remission of their sins, NKJV

That verse has changed over the past few years in the newer Bibles to say “forgiveness of sins,” rather than remission of sins. You see, if it were “remission,” there would need to be a reduction, or a decrease in our sins.

Is there anyone left that “prepares the way” as John the Baptist did? Read John’s message below, and then tell me the last time you heard anything close to it.

Luke 3:7-14  Then he said to the multitudes that came out to be baptized by him, “Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones. 9 And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.”

10 So the people asked him, saying, “What shall we do then?” 11 He answered and said to them, “He who has two tunics, let him give to him who has none; and he who has food, let him do likewise.” 12 Then tax collectors also came to be baptized, and said to him, “Teacher, what shall we do?” 13 And he said to them, “Collect no more than what is appointed for you.” 14 Likewise the soldiers asked him, saying, “And what shall we do?” So he said to them, “Do not intimidate anyone or accuse falsely, and be content with your wages.” NKJV (more…)

Is there a preacher left that preaches the Gospel?

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Is there a preacher left that preaches the Gospel? By Alan Ballou

You might say, “That’s a stupid question,” but you would be asking the same question if you knew what was in the Gospel according to your Bible. The Gospel of the Kingdom, which Jesus preached, and the Apostles preached, is the same Gospel that we should be hearing, and it contains much more than what we might hear in a typical Bible belt church today.

In fact, you will probably never hear a complete Gospel. Yes Christ died for our sins, He was buried, and He rose again on the third day (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). Praise God! However, that is far from a complete Gospel. In fact, we can get saved, and then reject the Gospel, as many are doing today (John 6:60-69). Here are the parts of the Gospel that you will not hear. (more…)