Jesus Christ Loves
Us So Much That He Died For Us
given God no reason to love us as He does. We are sinful even as we are
good. It is impossible for us to comprehend the goodness of God. Yet, He
loves us with an everlasting love. His love for us is never ending;
permanent; unable to fade away.
For reasons unknown to us, God loves us dearly. We are His creation. He
assures us that out of His love for us, He will meet our needs. Not
everyone's needs, but those who love Him. Those who denounce Him are not
included in those whose needs He will meet.
Jesus said, If you love me you will keep my commands. To keep His
commands, one must believe in Him. Believers are provided for by the Father.
The promises you read about in the bible are for believers only.
Even satan believes in God. He certainly knows God exists. Does that mean
God will save satan? Does satan have an earnest desire to please God? Does
satan continue in his ways of offending God? Is satan repentant? Is satan a
man? Can you see how satan is jealous not only of God, but of man also? Did
you not know that man will judge even the angels in heaven?
Satan knows scripture better than any man does. Satan continues to
willfully be an enemy of God. Anyone who sins is an enemy of God. That is
why it is so important to accept Jesus' payment for our sins because we
could never pay for them ourselves. And since the wages of sin is death, we
would be headed toward a certain death as are all non-believers and satan.
Death is not being with God. The death for sins occurs when cast into the
lake of fire. God will not show His face there.
When Jesus prayed for believers, He made it clear that He was not praying
for the world, but for those believers that the Father had given to Jesus.
Jesus went on to explain how He has not lost any
believers whom the Father has given Him, except for the son of perdition
(Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus) that scripture might be fulfilled.
And finally, scripture makes it pretty plain that
satan is cast into the lake of fire for all eternity. If it were not so, it
would not be written here.
Make note that this fire is NOT a consuming fire.
That is to say that it does not burn up what is in it like a campfire would
for example. In this fire, what is in it remains in its entirety and burns
in the fire for all eternity. This is the same fire into which non-believers
are cast. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth for all eternity.
Non-believers will exist in eternity as they existed on earth, with satan,
without God. It is appointed for all men to die once. The second death is
optional. The first death is a death of the flesh. The second death is a
death of the spirit. Anyone having the Holy Spirit of God living in them
will NOT experience the second death. Instead, they will live forever in the
presence of the Father and His Son Jesus Christ in the heavenlies.
There is NO
mercy for satan or non-believers
IS no mercy for satan nor for non-believers. Together satan and
non-believers will burn in the lake of fire for all eternity cast out from
the presence of God. During their lifetime on earth, they locked God out of
their life. God in turn locks them out of His life forevermore. All evil is
Believers are made non-corruptible. The old
creation is destroyed and a new creation comes from God to be inhabited by
God and believers without ever having touched evil. This is paradise.