Wednesday, July 08, 2015

TWO KINDS OF SALVATION: ARE YOU BLESSED BY SONSHIP OR CURSED IN SLAVERY?

US Capitol Dome Under Construction During Civil War,
A Time When Much Was Lost In Fire Forever,
Symbolic of 1 Corinthians 3:14-15
This article, which is Part 2 of my Article entitled: "WHO THE FOOLISH VIRGINS ARE, AND WHY YOU DON'T WANT TO BE ONE!", will explore the fact that the Bible reveals that there are two kinds of salvation. In the first and superior type, there is true repentance, forgiveness, intimacy and a relationship with Christ via the Holy Spirit. This is a salvation that leads to spiritual re-birth, sonship, intimacy, the Rapture, Marriage to the King, and Royal Crowns and leadership in the Millennial Kingdom of Christ. Believers that fall into this blessed category of salvation are those who were chosen to be sons and daughters of God before the foundations of the world were created (See Ephesians 1:3-6).

In the other kind of salvation that comes to those who are not committed to Christ, but are still married to the world and to the lusts of the flesh until death, the only kind  of salvation open to them is a type of slavery. These saved people remain slaves to sin due to their lack of repentance. For this reason, they are cursed by the judgments associated with sin during their lifetimes. Because of their sinful rebellion and refusal to repent, those among these apostate believers who die before the Rapture will remain dead until the Last Judgment, when they will be resurrected to life and judged, along with the unrepentant wicked.

The Apostle Paul explained the punishment for saved apostates this way:

~*~ 1 Corinthians 3:9-15 (NKJV) ~*~ 
“For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building. 10 According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. 11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13 each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. 14 If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.”
So, unless they change during the Great Tribulation after being left behind, the Foolish Virgins and Laodicean “Health and Wealth Church” believers who die during this terrible period of divine judgment and wrath will likely fall into the second type of salvation, and they will thereby miss out on experiencing the glories of the Wedding of the Lamb and the Millennial Kingdom of Christ. The illustration I chose for this article reflects the types of human works that will be judged by God. It is sad that the lovely Church in the foreground of this old black and white photograph showing the US Capitol Building under construction during the Civil War was torn down in 1936. Men judged it unworthy to stand. Yet God will one day judge all the governments of the world and their edifices as unworthy, and they too will be destroyed, just as the church in the photo was. As Yahshua said:

~*~  Matthew 7:21-23 (NKJV) ~*~ 
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’”
As I recently shared, this Scripture is directly connected to "The Parable of the Ten Virgins" in Matthew Chapter 25:1-13. Please read Part One of this article to see how:

WHO THE FOOLISH VIRGINS ARE, AND 
WHY YOU DON'T WANT TO BE ONE!

I believe that Matthew 7:21-23 is also tied to the Judgment of the Sheep and the Goats described in Matthew Chapter 25:31-46, which Yahshua shared directly after relaying the Parable of the Ten Virgins. We will discuss this connection, and what it means in a moment. But first, I would like to cite the possibility that people can lose their salvation altogether if they slide onto deep enough rebellion and apostasy. As it says in Hebrews:

~*~ Hebrews 6:5-8 (NKJV) ~*~  
“For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, 5 and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, 6 if they FALL AWAY, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame. 7 For the earth which drinks in the rain that often comes upon it, and bears herbs useful for those by whom it is cultivated, receives blessing from God; 8 but if it bears thorns and briers, it is rejected and near to being cursed, whose end is to be burned (i.e. in symbolic reference to the lake of fire).”
Now, remember that, in 1 Corinthians 3:15 (quoted earlier), the Apostle Paul said that those whose works that are not approved of by God will be burned in the fire. These "works" include all sorts of art, dance, theater, plays, movies, writing, toys, games, buildings, books, weapons, war and manufacturing machines, electronic technology, tools, mechanical equipment, medicines and other man-made creations that serve some nefarious or dangerous purpose - whether in polluting the mind and spirit, or harming the body.

What this means is that only those things which cannot deceive, hurt, poison or mislead believers - but instead will bless them and God - will be allowed in the Millennial Kingdom. So the saved but chastised persons who created these bad works and did not repent will see their harmful works burned, but will be allowed to enter Yahshua's Kingdom minus their unapproved creations. Sadly, however, those who are not saved will not be allowed into the Millennial Kingdom at all. Yahshua Himself was the source of this teaching, which can be found in His sermon about the Judgment of the Sheep and the Goats in the Gospel of Matthew:

~*~  Matthew 25:37-46 (NKJV) ~*~ 
Pre-Millennial Kingdom 
Judgment of the Sheep and the Goats
        “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. 33 And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.
        Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’
        Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; 43 I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’ 44 Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ 45 Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ 46 And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
The Judgment of the Sheep and the Goats quoted above from the Gospel of Matthew Chapter 25 will divide the entire population of the world that is still alive at the end of the Great Tribulation into two groups - one that is slated for everlasting life, and one that is doomed to be cast into Hell. This Throne Judgment is often misinterpreted to apply to the Great White Throne Judgment described in Revelation Chapter 20, verses 11 through 15. But this is not the same judgment at all. In fact, the earlier judgment of the saved Sheep and the damned Goats discussed in Matthew's Gospel will be held for God to judge and choose among the living ONLY, not from among those who are to be resurrected and judged at the end of Millennial Kingdom.

Those who are reckoned as the Sheep that follow the Good Shepherd Yahshua at this Pre-Kingdom Judgment will include many of the apostate believers that were left behind, but only those who survive the Great Tribulation, and did not die a martyr's death for refusing to renounce their faith in Yahshua and take the Mark of the Beast. These saved Sheep will enter into Yahshua's Millennial Kingdom that comes immediately after the Great Tribulation ends, along with the resurrected martyrs that died during the Great Tribulation (See Revelation 20:4).

This places the Throne Judgment of Matthew Chapter 25 on the Earth - most likely in Jerusalem - and exactly one thousand years before the Great White Throne Judgment of Revelation Chapter 20. In contrast, the Last Judgment of Revelation 20 will not occur on the Earth, but in some indeterminate location after the old Earth and the decaying heavens surrounding it have passed away (See Revelation 20:11).

After the Millennial Kingdom ends, and the Final Judgment of Revelation 20 takes place, all who are saved will have been chosen and united. Forever together, they will all enter into the New Creation, and will dwell on the New Earth that will be created as the final, holy and perfect dwelling place of God's True Children for all that remains of eternity.
CLOSING MINISTRY NOTE: Besides sharing the power of God's Symbols, Rituals, Feasts and Minor Holy Days and the message of the Gospel in the Mazzaroth, my Ministry is dedicated to educating people about the steps they need to take to avoid being saved the second way. That is why I share not only the milk of infants for those who have just entered into salvation, but the meat of how to develop that kind of faith that leads to sonship.
Maranatha and God Bless You!

Your Sister In Yahshua
Helena Lehman of the
Pillar of Enoch Ministry
Ministry Web Site: http://pillar-of-enoch.com

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