ETERNAL LIFE BEGINS WITH JESUS OUR SAVIOUR WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO BECOME RIGHTEOUS AGAIN AND TO STAY RIGHTEOUS.
RIGHTEOUSNESS LEADS TO HOLINESS THAT LEADS TO ETERNAL LIFE
THE REASON YOU MUST BECOME RIGHTEOUS AGAIN :
Your purpose as a human being in this world is to glorify your Creator , God Almighty as described in the Bible. You can only glorify Him if you are righteous and holy. Since creation the human race was always doing it wrong , because there is a bigger picture and this bigger picture includes the Devil (Magog). (More about Magog the Devil at the end of teaching.
It all began because of the disobedience of the angel Lucifer who became Satan or Magog , the Devil.
He was blameless as an angel but when God created Adam he became jealous of God Almighty the Creator of everything and everyone and wanted to be God himself and ruler of God’s creation. God commanded Angel Michael to throw him out of heaven and he became Satan or Magog the Devil.
Satan deceived Eve and she believed him and also became disobedient and so did Adam. The human being lost their righteousness , they were not anymore like God , and they lost their holiness and righteousness. They obeyed the Devil. During the time of the Old Testament the Devil was always deceiving the people so that they would listen to him as their ‘god’ and not to our Creator the only God .
Two thousand years ago God sent Jesus into this world to explain to the people what the truth is about God the Father and the Devil and to tell the people what to do to get their righteousness back and what to do to escape the wrath of God because of their disobedience for so many years .
As prophesied: the devil let the people, through to kill Jesus( through unbelieve) and God allowed it to happen . But to show the Devil and the people who the real and only God is, He raised Jesus from the dead and told angel Michael to bind the Devil and to put him in captivity in the sea. Magog, the Devil, is still doing his deceiving and destructive work from where he is in captivity by sending his chief angel called Gog and his angels , the demons , to deceive the people and doing so, getting followers for Satan as their “God”. If you do not believe in God Almighty the Creator as described in the Bible, your “God” is Magog the Devil .
((( soon the Devil will be released from captivity and it will be hell in this world for 1260 days-for the righteous Christians – then Jesus will appear to fetch them )
WE WERE CREATED TO BE LIKE GOD :
RIGHTEOUS AND HOLY
Gen 1:27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Eph 4:24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
WE LOST OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS AND HOLINESS BECAUSE ADAM AND EVE WERE DISOBEDIENT TO GOD AND DID NOT OBEY HIS COMMAND.
Gen 2:9 The LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground–trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Gen 2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden;
Gen 2:17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”
Gen 3:1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
Gen 3:2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,
Gen 3:3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.'”
Gen 3:4 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman.
Gen 3:5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Gen 3:6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it.
She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.
THE PUNISHMENT WAS VERY HARD AND WE ARE STILL SUFFERING
Gen 3:17 To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’ “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life.
Gen 3:18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field.
Gen 3:19 By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.”
LATER ON DURING THE TIME OF THE OLD TESTAMENT, GOD HELPED HIS FAVOURITE NATION OF THAT TIME ,THE ISREALITES TO BECOME RIGHTEOUS AND HOLY IN HIS EYES,
MAKING A COVENANT WITH THEM AND PROMISING THEM THAT THEY WILL BE HIS TREASURED POSSESSION IF THEY OBEY THE COMMANDMENTS AND IT WAS GIVEN THROUGH MOSES HIS CHOSEN ONE .
Exo 19:3 Then Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him from the mountain and said, “This is what you are to say to the descendants of Jacob and what you are to tell the people of Israel:
Exo 19:4 ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself.
Exo 19:5 Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine,
Exo 19:6 you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.”
Exo 20:1 And God spoke all these words:
Exo 20:2 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
Exo 20:3 “You shall have no other gods before me.
Exo 20:4 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.
Exo 20:5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,
Exo 20:6 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
Exo 20:7 “You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
Exo 20:8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
Exo 20:9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work,
Exo 20:10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns.
Exo 20:11 For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
Exo 20:12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
Exo 20:13 “You shall not murder.
Exo 20:14 “You shall not commit adultery.
Exo 20:15 “You shall not steal.
Exo 20:16 “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
Exo 20:17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”
Exo 20:18 When the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear. They stayed at a distance
Exo 20:19 and said to Moses, “Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speak to us or we will die.”
Exo 20:20 Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.”
Exo 20:21 The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the thick darkness where God was.
Exo 20:22 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Tell the Israelites this: ‘You have seen for yourselves that I have spoken to you from heaven:
Exo 20:23 Do not make any gods to be alongside me; do not make for yourselves gods of silver or gods of gold.
WITH THE TEN COMMANDMENTS MANY OTHER LAWS WERE GIVEN WHICH THE ISRAELITES HAD TO OBEY.But the people failed to be obedient .
DURING THE TIME JEREMIAH LIVED, ABOUT 600 YEARS BEFORE THE BIRTH OF JESUS, GOD PROMISED TO MAKE ANOTHER COVENANT WITH THE HUMAN RACE
Jer 31:31 “The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah.
Jer 31:32 It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them,” declares the LORD.
Jer 31:33 “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the LORD. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
Jer 31:34 No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the LORD,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,” declares the LORD. “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”
DURING THE TIME OF THE OLD TESTAMENT GOD MADE ANOTHER PROMISE – WITH THE PROMISE OF THE NEW COVENENT: GOD WILL SEND HIS SON JESUS INTO THE WORLD AS MEDIATOR OF THE NEW COVENANT.
Jer 23:5 “The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land.
Jer 23:6 In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The LORD Our Righteous Savior.
Isa 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.
Isa 40:3 A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
Isa 40:4 Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain.
Isa 40:5 And the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”
Isa 42:1 “Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations.
Isa 42:2 He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets.
Isa 42:3 A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice;
Isa 42:4 he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his teaching the islands will put their hope.”
Isa 42:5 This is what God the LORD says– the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out, who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it:
Isa 42:6 “I, the LORD, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles,
Isa 42:7 to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.
Isa 42:8 “I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not yield my glory to another or my praise to idols.
Isa 42:9 See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you.”
Isa 53:1 Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
Isa 53:2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
Isa 53:3 He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.
Isa 53:4 Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted.
Isa 53:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.
Isa 53:6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Isa 53:7 He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.
Isa 53:8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away. Yet who of his generation protested? For he was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression of my people he was punished.
Isa 53:9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth.
Isa 53:10 Yet it was the LORD’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the LORD makes his life an offering for sin, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand.
Isa 53:11 After he has suffered, he will see the light of life and be satisfied; by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities.
Isa 53:12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong, because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
Isa 59:16 He saw that there was no one, he was appalled that there was no one to intervene; so his own arm achieved salvation for him, and his own righteousness sustained him.