The heart, faith, suffering, joy and happiness, trials, sins and spiritual warfare. No matter what happens in life, Christ is the ultimate God of the universe and so all of the articles herein reflect the Christian way of thought-- sin, hard lessons, and some great stories of rebellion and redemption. It is with great care and effort that I try to illustrate the ultimate Truth of the Universe, Christ Jesus, and his ultimate, limitless nature.
It just occurred to me that some Muslims may be feeling spiritually dry or isolated since being a Christian calls us to die for Jesus and the reward may seem underwhelming at first glance. It never came to my thoughts that some people become Muslims simply to “get” their life at all. Think of it this way, when a man follows Allah, he does so because he is promised some earthly things that are considered good which are to be earned in Allah's heaven in great abundance when they kill infidels. These rewards are sex, food and nice houses. But there is no genuine love because Allah is a murderer. This Allah is not much on forgiveness, and we all see it plain as day. So Allah uses these "things" to tempt those who are wanting because they are lacking in this life. But Allah cannot give anything substantial as Christ has for us in the next life because Allah cannot love. Allah is a demon and Islam is Satanically founded, and as we all know demons do not love but they lead us astray to sin by promises of freedom which cause us slavery in actuality. Demons are slaves to their sins because they had forsaken Christ, so they can only promise sin and death to all of us here on earth. They offer nothing substantial. Who here on earth lives for sex, houses, or things? And who would say that a "good" heaven is one filled with such things? NO! Think about it...heaven is supposed to be heavenly, not earthly, but demons who tempt us with the flesh cause us to crave things which are earthly to keep us from the heavenly Christ. It all makes sense when you think about it outside of the box...so what is Allah really offering? Slavery.
But remember, on earth a man who tries to keep his life because of these things lives in vanity and futility, for all men die eventually. Therefore, what good is it to live for these things now? And in this context it makes even less sense to live for them after you die! They offer nothing substantial or life changing or joyous to us now, so how in the world can they bring a person complete joy and happiness forever and ever and ever in heaven? Obviously, they cannot. Not only that, but a man cannot die for the love of sex because when he is dead the reward dies with his body and his soul is lost. A man cannot die for "things" like his career or his possessions because when he dies for the love of those "things" he simply dies and his love dies with them, and all he had in life is gone as well. His every possession is left to those who are still living to divide up or sell because they were useless to begin with. As they say, one man's trash is another man's treasure, but in this instance it is all trash.
24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.26 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? 27 For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.
For whoever desires to save his life will lose it. This is what I said above in the first two paragraphs in a less direct way. A man who lives for things lives in futility, for when he dies he is simply dead and his every wanton desire, his every comfort, his every possession does not go with him but stays on earth and the man dies alone. A man who lives for Christ lives for His love and to love others and to be loved by Christ and others in return and the reward is both as immediate as it is substantial. Love gives peace and sets people free from all sorts of harmful emotions, destructive desires, and slavery. But even more importantly is that the man who dies for Christ gains Christ. Christ is love and He Himself is heaven. Those of us who adore Christ know that heaven is nothing without Christ because He is what makes heaven worth going to. To want heaven is to want Jesus Christ, but to want the flesh is to want earth, slavery and ultimately leads only to hell because it is the tool used by demons to lead us all astray.
Indeed, what would it profit a man to save his life when he is fated to die regardless? Protecting your own life is futile for all are appointed to die at some point in life. So why is there any importance placed on these things which we all lust for, work for, and crave for? Because when a man is lost he cannot live for Christ, so he must instead live for those things. Therefore, if a man is saved by Christ then he is emptied of those desires and instead is filled with Christ’s love and the pursuit of Christ. His whole life is transformed, and his reward when he dies is Christ, so long as he simply loves Jesus Christ. Loving Christ means giving over your life to Him. Learning to love Christ for some people is a process that takes some practice because it involves learning not to think about yourself and your life and your desires, but rather to think about Christ, His kingdom on earth and the well being of other people. Though this life may be uncomfortable, you can walk through it with joy in the Lord and ultimate purpose, and die knowing that the shackles of death cannot hold you nor intimidate you anymore. No wants, needs, or fears will ever hold you again.
Allah and Muhammad are murderers. Muhammad spent his life destroying his own kin, enslaving women for sex, stealing and pillaging, murdering homosexuals in unique and inventive ways, and slaughtering entire cities simply because they would not believe in Allah. And no wonder, who in their right minds can believe in something with a sword at their throat? It wasn't about genuine love, for love cannot be forced. Islam is a lie founded on the temptation of demons to weak humans, and in the end Muhammad died of a fever!! Such a great man he must have been to have died not gloriously in battle, but of a simple fever. Yet Christ loved the world so much, that even when we hated him, he died so we could be saved and have a relationship with Him. This is because Christianity is founded on genuine love, friendship, and freedom! So do not seek freedom from your fear of death by hoping for sex, food and things in the afterlife: Hope for Christ!
Matthew11:28 “28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
All who go to Christ live for Christ because their flesh, their desires, their so called hopes and dreams come to a sudden end in the triumphant freedom of Christ’s death and resurrection. This is Christ's promise: Heaven on earth because Christ IS heaven, and when He enters your heart you will know why life exists at all. Life exists for His divine love, friendship, and fellowship! Glory to the Living Christ! There is no sex in heaven, no burdens, no sleeplessness, no tears, no sadness, no loneliness, no hard work, no college careers etc…there is Christ in heaven! So place your hopes and your dreams and your heart on Christ in the pursuit of true and lasting earthly freedom that does not cause you torment or tiredness, but doing so will restore your body and spirit for Christ’s joy will be your strength!
And if you want to take that step today with Jesus Christ, pray with me below:
Lord, I am a sinner. I am here praying because I believe in your Holy Son Jesus Christ, whom you sent to die for my many sins on that cross so I could have a relationship with you. Without Christ's shed blood for my sins you could not enter into a relationship with me in the way that I need, and I see that. Oh Lord, I am so thankful for your Son. Now I ask you Jesus, please forgive me for my sins. Bathe me in the blood of your cross and wash me clean in your blessed forgiveness. I give you power to empty my heart of all flesh and earthly desires, and I ask that you fill all of my heart with your Holy Spirit to set me free from my life, from the fear of death, from wants of all kinds. Let me live for your love! In Christ's name I pray, AMEN!
And if you did pray that, you can start watching some ministry on Christ, Christ's love and His second coming through Jack Van Impe Ministries here, but if that link is a little frustrating, you can watch him on YouTube also here. I prefer the YouTube link, it has virtually every episode this decade. Jack Van Impe has been ministering on TV for 66 years.