By Muoka Lazarus
Everything in this world has a beginning and an end, thus doesn’t last forever but passes away. All the comforts and con-veniences of this life shall decay and fade away. The understanding of this fact, should be a strong motive and inducement to heavenly candidates not to set their hearts up-on them but be focused to heaven their prepared home, where they will live forever.
If you are a heavenly can-didate, you should know that it is unethical for you to desire more worldly enjoyment than God will graciously give you in doing His will.
Mark 8:35-37 says: “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but who-soever shall lose his life for my sake and the gos-pel, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”
God places much prem-ium on human soul than every other thing in the world. The Scripture says that if a person gains the whole world, hell shall be his profit. So, if you are a candidate of heaven, you should not be fascinated by the things of this world and should not have any-thing to do with worldly things.
Every heavenly minded candidate should under-stand that the gain of the whole world is not com-parable to the loss of one precious soul, this is be-cause any soul loss is irrecoverable. No one takes the glory of this world beyond the physical realms of existence, all we gain in this world cease to be ours as soon as we leave this world.
When you are favoured in this world, men will praise you, as having done well for yourself in raising an estate. But what will that avail to you, if God con-demns you? We brought nothing into the world, so it is certain that we shall carry nothing out and more importantly when we depart, we must leave all to others. So, it profits a man nothing to gain the whole world, to become posses-sed of all its weal-th and all its pow-er, if he loses his own soul, and is cast away.
Palms 49:16-18 says, “Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increas-ed; For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not des-cend after him. Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself”
A heavenly candidate is not enticed by the affluen-ce of a sinner, for a sinner doesn’t take his riches to his final abode. As he goes down, down, down for ever, none of his ho-nours or possessions will follow him.
Exclusive rights given to a rich sinner are not valid in the grave or hell fire. All the respect, worship, fear, and elegance accorded to him while alive end in the grave. And hell knows no aristocracy. The once ele-gant and delicate sinner will find that eternal burning have no respect for his refinement.
Beloved, nobody has ta-ken his wealth to heaven or hell, thus the warning to the heavenly candida-tes becomes necessary. If you are a heavenly bound citizen, I advise you not to toy or joke with your relationship with God for the prophecy of the end time of the Saints shall surely be fulfilled.