For a Christian to enter the kingdom of God you need to be victorious. To be victorious you need to hold on to your Faith and keep your Righteousness until the end of this life in this world . Either you will die before the second coming of Jesus or you will experience it to be taken up to be with Him without going through a physical death.

The simple message is : You could lose both-your faith and your righteousness- and end up in hell !
Becoming a Christian is just the beginning , it is just the beginning of a new life in this old world of sin you used to live in . This new life in the faith and of righteousness is in your hands. It is a race you are running to be victorious in your decision to follow Jesus and it is a fight against the Devil who wants you back into his kingdom – this world of sin and death .
You got saved by what Jesus did. He was obedient to the Father , obedient to death– even death on a cross! You got saved by His righteousness BUT BUT now, after you have received Jesus as your Savior , you need to keep on being righteous , you need to live a holy and blameless life to keep on being righteous.

Again the message is so simple:
1) The righteous Christians will be taken up with the second coming of Jesus.
2) The unrighteous Christians will NOT be taken up with His second coming .
3) If you sin you are a sinner and you will die -second death
4) The second death is the spiritual death and it means eternal life in hell

THE MESSAGE TODAY IS : You as a Righteous Christian lives by faith . Living by faith means that your actions will be based on your faith in God through Jesus and your faithfulness in following Jesus ,obeying the commandments of Jesus and listening to the Holy Spirit .
Your new life in the faith will be a race that you will be running in faith it is going to be a life of teaching , rebuking , correcting and training in righteousness that leads to a holy and blameless life so that you would be able to stand before The Lord Jesus on the day of judgment and enter the kingdom of God .
Your new life in the faith will mean that you will bear good fruit , that your faith will be accompanied by good deeds .

Rom_1:17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed–a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”

Heb 10:38 And, “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.”

2Co_5:7 For we live by faith, not by sight.

2Ti_3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,

RIGHTEOUS CHRISTIANS WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO LIVE BY FAITH ?

Jas2:24 You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone.

1Pe3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

1Jn3:7 Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. The one who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.

Jas 2:14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them?

Jas 2:17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
Jas 2:18 But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.
Jas 2:19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that–and shudder.
Jas 2:20 You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless?

LEARN FROM those who were obedient to God ( NOAH , ENOCH, ABRAHAM, MOSES etc ) who’s actions and deeds were based on their faith in God :

Heb10:38 And, “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.”
Heb10:39 But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.

Heb11:1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

Heb11:3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
Heb11:4 By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead.
Heb11:5 By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death: “He could not be found, because God had taken him away.” For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.
Heb11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Heb11:7 By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith.
Heb11:8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.
Heb11:9 By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise.

Heb11:11 And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise.

Heb11:13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth.

Heb11:17 By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son,

Heb11:20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future.
Heb11:21 By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph’s sons, and worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff.
Heb11:22 By faith Joseph, when his end was near, spoke about the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and gave instructions concerning the burial of his bones.

Heb11:23 By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.
Heb11:24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.
Heb11:27 By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible.
Heb11:28 By faith he kept the Passover and the application of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.
Heb11:29 By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.

Heb11:30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the army had marched around them for seven days.
Heb11:31 By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient.

Heb11:33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions,

Heb12:2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Heb13:7 Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.

Mat 13:49 This is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come and separate the wicked from the righteous                                                                                                                                                                                         Mat 13:50 and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.            Mat 25:46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”