inherit vs enter the kingdom

11 For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 2 John 3:5. Makes a lot of sense. Those who inherit the terrestrial kingdom will come forth in the First Resurrection after those who inherit the celestial kingdom have been resurrected (see D&C 88:99; 45:54). (Gal. The self righteous brother was more like a Pharisee who were offended by the Grace that Jesus promised to those who believed in Him. The Word of God is very clear that flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. Come just as you are … leave just as He is! All saints will enter the kingdom through faith alone (Jn. Now, your earthly parents may have an inheritance they are planning to give you and the inheritance your receive might be based on your conduct and behavior toward them. The Kingdom of God is a fairly difficult concept to pin down. Taylor Swift endorses Joe Biden for president The phrases “inherit the kingdom,” “inherit the earth,” and “inherit the land” occur several times in the New Testament (NT). —Matthew 10:39, Truly, truly, I tell you, whoever hears My word and believes Him who sent Me has eternal life and will not come under judgment. I have never considered that there is any difference between “see” and “enter” in these two verses. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.“, Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. Mark 10:15 “Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. (4) The effeminate shall not enter the kingdom of God. But what do you think about his self righteous brother, who had good works but a bad attitude toward the Grace given to his prodigal brother … was this brother saved? His work of Salvation that He begins in you and will complete in you. If when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.  Romans 5:10. And hating. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. However it is a warning that you can loose rewards or it it a warning to examine yourself because you might not be saved at all! It is believing the “gospel” concerning the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus that saves a person.  It is not your faith that saves you but “faith” is given to you by God’s Grace because you believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Faith begins it’s work in you the moment you believe the gospel of Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).  This is It’s all about Jesus …. The teaching of Lordship Salvation can lead people to live a life of good works apart from a relationship with Jesus Christ and apart from following the Holy Spirit. Jesus spoke several times about who will excluded from Heaven: For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 5:20).. – Titus 3:7, In the above passage (1 Corinthians 6:9- 11) Paul is addressing the unrighteous, the unsaved person and he is saying they will NOT receive a “sonship” based inheritance into the Kingdom of God because they will NOT enter the Kingdom of God.  Previously in this article I have been talking about “reward based” inheritance, which are “conditionally earned” rewards given to a believer based on the faithfulness of the believer after salvation.  But there are also unconditional “sonship” inheritance “gifts” that every believer receives when they “enter” the Kingdom of Heaven.Â. Rapture Countdown … 1,2,3,4,5,6(rapture-tribulation),7. I found so many interesting stuff in your blog especially its discussion. 1.  Sin in your life will diminish your Christian joy on earth and your rewards in heaven but it will not keep you out of Heaven or send you to the imaginary place of purgatory that the Catholics have dreamed up. 1 Corinthians 6:9 - Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? I have no works of my own to claim I am worthy to enter the Kingdom and no works to claim I am worthy to stay … I am clinging to Christ and His righteousness. Conclusion. “But to sit at My right or left is not Mine to grant. Our “choosing” to be Saved by Jesus works in-conjunction with God’s “choosing” to “reveal” Himself to those who seek Him , which God desires to do, to those who seek Him with all their heart (Jeremiah 29:13).   And our seeking God is not a work that we do but it is the essence of what it means to be human … “I think therefore I am – Descartes“.  Each person wrestles to understand the meaning of their life but some are not willing to acknowledge the evidence/witness of God that surrounds them, at all times!  Each person is responsible to acknowledge (1) the witness of God in creation and the (2) witness of God in our moral conscience so man is without excuse if He rejects these two witnesses and does not seek to be reconciled to God through His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ (Romans 1:20). Hence, John’s message was “flesh and blood” shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Listen in English and then click again to Stop.  I now repent of my self indulgent nature (SIN) way of thinking and turn my life over to You, by faith in Your Son – Jesus, in order to become the person You created me to be before sin entered the world.  Lord Jesus, I do believe that You earned my salvation for me; through dying for my sins in Your perfect sacrifice on the cross, and through living on my behalf, a perfect life of obedience and righteousness; and that You rose from the dead on the third day, according to the scriptures, as proof that you are the Son of God who is able to grant everlasting life to whomsoever will call upon Your name.  I trust in You alone to save me, and I am willing to follow You as Lord of my life.       In closing thought, I know it’s hard from some Christians to fathom that a born-again believer can sin in foul and perverse ways or curse God’s name or deny God’s love for them but I have heard the testimony of saved people who turned their back on Christ and committed terrible sins, only to later sense God hounding them and holding them and calling them back into His fellowship. Hence, there is a time limit to the kingdom. But eternal life is forever. He clearly explained who can enter, inherit and be thrown out. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 26 Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.”. When the word “enter” (Greek εἰσέλθῃ – Strongs 1525) is used in scripture it refers to a “one time” act of faith, the act of being “born-again” and “entering” the Kingdom of God.  Note, I am not going to quibble here about the difference between entering the Kingdom of God vs entering the Kingdom of Heaven, there are a number of verses where they are used interchangeable.  The Kingdom of God primarily has to do with the divine “inward” life of a believer and the Kingdom of Heaven has to do with God’s divine outward rule on earth as it is in Heaven.  The “Kingdom of Heaven” is also the Spiritual realm of existence that we will enjoy as believers when we leave our earthly bodies and join Jesus in Heaven. On "the kingdom of God," which is of frequent occurrence in the earlier Gospels, but in St. John is found only here and in John 3:5, comp. Wonderful explanation of the difference between Inherit and Enter.  God is a “promise keeper”.  Therefore if you “, “Sitting down, He called the twelve and said to them, “If anyone wants to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all. Â,        This does not mean that we are to condone sin, especially in the life of the believer. I do believe that love and humility are the highest attributes of God’s nature, but I am always seeking to better understand the truth of His Word. Relationship Of Father And Son Christ Is Lord Doing God's Works Going To Heaven Entering The Kingdom The Lord's Prayer Doing God's Will ethics, personal. John makes this clear that even a “born again” person in Jesus Christ will continue to sin no matter how hard he tries to avoid it.  That is because the believer continues to have a sin nature that fights against his new Spirit nature of Christ while he walks the earth “If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us – 1 John 1:8.”  Don’t be naive or ignorant about your sin and don’t wallow in your sin but stop your sin, confess your sin and try not to do it again.  “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).”  The important thing to remember is that you do not ride a roller coaster of uncertainty about your salvation, wondering if there is some sin in your life that is going to derail your entrance into Heaven. Nor have they made Him so mad that He just can't love drunkards, or liars, or murders after they die. 34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Many readers assume that these phrases are … An Unbeliever “Enters” the Kingdom of God and becomes a Believer (one time – for all eternity!  The Kingdom of Heaven also extends to earth, during the Church Age (when believers share the gospel of Jesus Christ and abide in the Grace of Jesus Christ) and during the Millennium Age (when Christ rules with a rod of iron on earth and believers rule with Christ in their resurrected bodies! – Romans 15:13. Jesus is a promise keeper even if His wife (a born again believer) is not. The Crown of Rejoicing is for rejoicing with believers and for sharing the gospel to make believers of Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 2:19-20), For the Son of Man is going to come with His angels in the glory of His Father, and then He will reward each according to what he has done.  – Matthew 16:27 HCSBÂ. In other words, to dwell upon whether or not you can lose your Salvation is to dwell upon your sinful self instead of dwelling upon the Jesus you trusted to Save you. A Believer may be Denied “reward based” Inheritance of the Kingdom of God but He is not denied Entry: Galatians 5:16-26  “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. I think John is referring to “brother” in the same sense that Jesus was referring to “neighbor” in the story of the good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37). 17“For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. Indeed, he has, ” Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? 11 Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.”, So that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. “There is only One who is good. An Unbeliever is “Denied Entrance” into the Kingdom of God after their death: Luke 12:10 “And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him.”, John 3:16-18 “16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. The 144,000 – plus a Revelation Timeline! Most people wonder what is the difference between being “born again” and being born of “water and Spirit”. Note, a person who is not concerned about sin in their life or the person who “approves” of sin has not lost their salvation but they never were saved because it is for this reason that Jesus died for us, to save us from the penalty, power and presence of sin (http://die2live.worthyofpraise.org/the-three-aspects-of-salvation/).  Moreover, a concern to be holy and humble like Jesus and a purpose to live your life for Christ by His power and grace is the sign that the Holy Spirit has sealed you for all eternity as a child of God. And to a degree this is what Paul is teaching … your new life in Christ should reflect a “changed” life of living by the Holy Spirit. – Titus 3:7, In the above passage (1 Corinthians 6:9- 11) Paul is addressing the unrighteous, the unsaved person and he is saying they will NOT receive a “sonship” based inheritance into the Kingdom of God because they will NOT enter the Kingdom of God.  Previously in this article I have been talking about “, sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise. In other words, trusting your good works to prove that you are saved and are increasing in Sanctification is just as dangerous as trusting your good works to merit your Salvation … man’s works apart from faith in Jesus are filthy rags! 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law. There is a difference between eternal life and the kingdom of the heavens.  Unfaithfulness on a Christian’s part causes our godly character to decline and (1) thus we come under the discipline of God as believers (not his judgment), (2) it causes the Kingdom of Heaven on earth to decline and thus the Church comes under the discipline of God (this is happening now) and (3) we loose rewards we would have otherwise gained in the Kingdom of Heaven but we do NOT loose our entrance into the Kingdom and our son-ship inheritance, which is guaranteed by our salvation in Jesus Christ.Â. If they confess their sin they return to fellowship with God (1 John 1:9). [51] Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, [52] In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. Who can enter Kingdom of God? – 1 John 3:15, If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen. It would have greatly helped me when I was saved as a 10-year-old child and was confused by a lot of doctrines. 17 Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.”, In addition to the guaranteed “sonship inheritance” (see above) there is a “reward based inheritance” you can “earn” by your faithfulness “after” you are saved!  The “crown” rewards will be presented to believers by Jesus at the Judgement Seat of Christ if the believer has passed the specific test of faithfulness on earth to receive the crown reward.Â, Crowns of Reward for the faithful works of believers in Jesus Christ. David did however repent of his sin and pay a serious price for his sin. Iit help me understand the difference in ways I never thought about it in the past. Great opportunities and rewards have been promised to those who inherit the celestial kingdom. I have corrected this in the article. “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.  Unfortunately, the baby body can be aborted before it is physically born but I believe the “life and soul” that is within that body goes to Heaven and decides to stay with Jesus. John 10:9  I am the door. Children Exclusion Like Good People Birth, Spiritual People Converted Kingdom Of God, Entry Into Entering The Kingdom Teachableness Christ Telling The Truth Kingdom Of Heaven Loving Children and said, “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. This new Christian is a new creation in Christ. Like Children Childlikeness Like Good People Childhood Birth, Spiritual Greatness Of Disciples. These seats belong to those for whom My Father has prepared them.” – Matthew 20:23. Log in. Another problem occurs when a Christian tries to do good works by their own power and reasoning, thinking they must do good works or they will loose their Salvation.  But as I said before, we are not to be motivated by “fear” but by “faith”.  God has prepared the good works and He provides the means for us to do them.  It’s the “joy of the Lord” that is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10).  We must deny our selfish reasons and do it out of our love for God, knowing that in this way we are drawing closer to God and He will reward us for doing so.Â. 5 For you may be sure of this, that u everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (v that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.  Colossians 3:23-24, When the word “inherit” (Greek kléronomeó – Strongs 2816 and Greek kléronomia – Strongs 2817) is used in scripture, it refers to inheriting rewards or acquiring your Kingdom status/promises in your glorified body in Heaven.  This act of “inheriting” rewards can only be done by a believer of Jesus.  (Note, there is a “sonship inheritance“ in Heaven that is guaranteed by your salvation which I will discuss later in this article).  A believer receives a “reward based inheritance” when they act in faith to do the good works of faith that God has prepared by grace for them to do.  When the believer cooperates with the Holy Spirit in doing these acts of faith he will “inherit” the character of Christ (now), advance God’s Kingdom in Heaven and on earth (now) and store up an “inheritance” of rewards in Heaven (future).  This is what it means in Matthew 6:33  “To seek ye first the Kingdom of God …” . The difference between “enter” vs “inherit” the Kingdom is perhaps the most helpful teaching I have learned in my Christian walk. So the question, “Can a thief go to heaven?” applies to all of us.  Unfortunately, the baby body can be aborted before it is physically born but I believe the “life and soul” that is within that body goes to Heaven and decides to stay with Jesus. Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Grace teachers teach that it is a person’s confess of believe in Jesus that saves them (faith alone – 1 Corinthians 15:3-4) … this begins the good work of Salvation and Jesus promises He will complete the good work of Salvation (Phil 1:6). In other words, their sins were forgiven and they were made holy and right in God's sight. The first difference between eternal life and the kingdom lies in time. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Excellent questions. Kim, Thank you for your comment. “He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.Â. This is the real question … do you think Jesus is able to complete the good work He began in you? Mat 25:34 “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 12 Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13 each man’s work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man’s work. 5:21) Will sinners not “inherit the kingdom of God”? That means that unrepentant sinners are not Christians. Unfortunately, the typos and bad grammar are the pain others have to bear as I learn to communicate in writing. 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