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Bible Study Lesson 50

Eternal Life In The Heavenly Home Of God's Chosen People
 
 A.  God's Chosen People Are Sure To Enter Heaven
 B.  How Will The Holy City Look Like
 C.  Men Will Be Like Angels In The Holy City

 
 D.  The Quality Of Eternal Life In The Holy City
 E
.  The Need To Persevere To Enter The Kingdom Of God 
 F. 
Those Who Will Not Be Allowed To Enter The Holy City 
 

       

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 50E.  The Need To Persevere To Enter The Kingdom Of God

 


From the previous lessons, we have learned that it is not easy to enter the Kingdom of God in heaven.  Our Lord Jesus Christ said this about the only way to heaven and the way to Hell.  

"You can enter God's Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell* is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose the easy way.  But the gateway to life is small, and the road is narrow, and only a few ever find it.  (Matthew 7:13-14, NLT)

Christ said it not easy to go to heaven. Man must enter "only through the narrow gate" and travel the narrow and difficult road to eternal life in the kingdom of God. He was referring to Himself as the door or gate of the sheepfold, which is the true Church of Christ. Man must enter by Christ and be a member of His Church. This according to Him, is the only way to heaven which only few ever find it.

50F.1   What are the distinctive characteristics of those who will be allowed to enter the holy city?

In Acts 14:22,  the Bible says:

They put fresh heart into the disciples, encouraging them to persevere in the faith, saying, "We must all experience many hardships before we enter the kingdom of God." (NJB)

The same verse in another version of the Bible:

strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and saying, "We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God.'' (NKJV)

As true believer we should continue to be "persevere in the faith" in spite of all persecutions and hardships we encounter in this life.  Through many tribulations, we must enter the kingdom of God.

50F.2   What is the promise of Christ to help those who follow His command to "persevere in the faith"?

In Revelation 3:10, this is written:

Because you have kept my commandment to persevere, I will keep you safe in the time of trial which is coming for the whole world, to put the people of the world to the test. (NJB)

To those who "persevere in the faith", the Lord God will help them and keep them safe in the hour of trials when He will put the whole world and all its people to the test.

50F.3   What is the promise and assurance of our Lord Jesus Christ  to those who will be successful in overcoming the many hardships and trials to enter the Kingdom of God?

In the following verses, our Lord Jesus Christ gave His promise to the faithful members of His Church:

"He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments,  and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life;  but, I will confess his name before my Father and before His angels." (Revelations 3:5, NKJV)

I will make the one who conquers a pillar in the sanctuary of my God, and he will never go out of it again. I will write on him the name of my God, the name of the city of my God (the new Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God), and my own new name.  (Revelation 3:12, International Standard Version)

"To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne (Revelation 3:21, NKJV)

Our Lord assures that everyone  who "persevere in the faith" and is victorious in overcoming many hardships and trials to enter the kingdom of God:

  • He will be clothed in white garments and will be sure that his name is included in the Book of Life. 
  • He will make them pillars in the sanctuary of God and assured to stay in the City of God forever.   
  • He will also be granted them the privilege to sit with Him on His throne. as Christ has also overcame and now sits down on His Fathers throne.

50F.4   What is the promise of God to those who will be victorious or successful in overcoming the hardships while traveling  the narrow and difficult road to the kingdom of God?

In Revelation 21:7, the promise of God is written:

The person who is victorious will receive all these things. I will be his God. And, he will be My son. (IEB)

The same verse in another version of the bible:

"He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. (NKJV)

Surely as God has promised—to those who are victorious against all odds in life's travel to the kingdom of God—will receive or inherit all things as promised.  And above all, God Himself will be His God and He will also be His son.


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Knowing that it is difficult to enter the Kingdom of God. Man must make sure to enter by Christ in the true Church of Christ, otherwise he might be in the wrong way to God and jeopardize his chances for salvation.

As true believers, he should "persevere in the faith" in spite of all persecutions and hardships. Through many tribulations, man must enter the kingdom of God.  To those who persevere, the Lord will help them in the hour of trials that will come to this world.  Our Lord assures that everyone  who is victorious will be clothed in white garments and will be sure that his name is included in the Book of Life.  Our Lord Jesus Christ promised those who conquers the hardships and trials to become a pillar in the sanctuary of God and be assured that he stay in the city of God forever. They will have a chance to sit with Christ on His throne and they will be citizens of the Holy City, the New Jerusalem forever and ever.  And above all, God himself will be his God and He will also be His son.

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