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People we will not See in Heaven

Those Who Don’t Learn from History

“Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by? Behold and see If there is any sorrow like my sorrow, Which has been brought on me, Which the LORD has inflicted In the day of His fierce anger.” (Lamentations 1:12, NKJV)

Lamentations is Jeremiah’s “lament” over the nation of Israel that God has judged because they rebelled against God and His prophets.  If God will do this to the nation of Israel, what is He going to do to those who read about the cross and are not moved by that scene?  Apart from a change of heart, they will never be in God’s heaven.  

Those Who Neglect the Message

“How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him,” (Hebrews 2:3, NKJV)

Many people hear the message of the Gospel but they simply don’t want to think about their need of salvation.  They assume that in the future they will have some time to deal with these eternal issues. Neglecting so great a salvation is going to keep them out of heaven apart from a change of heart.

Those who Are waiting for a Convenient Time to Deal with their Eternal Destiny

“Now as he reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and answered, “Go away for now; when I have a convenient time I will call for you.” (Acts 24:25, NKJV)

Again, these are among those who neglect the Gospel.  But Satan, who is real and who is our adversary, will make sure there is no such thing as a convenient season.  Those waiting for a convenient season will never take their sin and need of salvation seriously,  This is one way Satan keeps people out of heaven.  

Those who Don’t Want to Bother themselves with Eternal Matters

“Then all the Greeks took Sosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat. But Gallio took no notice of these things.” (Acts 18:17, NKJV)

These are the people who tell us that they are glad that you have faith that works for you but they don’t want to worry about their relationship with God. I have heard some of these people say that they pay their religious leaders to take care of these things for them.  For those who are careless when it comes to spiritual things, apart from a change of heart, they will never be in God’s heaven.

Those who Willingly Reject the Lord

“He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (John 3:18, NKJV)

These are people who have heard the Gospel and have willingly rejected it.  These are not people who COULD NOT believe for one reason or another, these are people who WOULD NOT believe.  Obviously one who has rejected Christ will never be in heaven.

Satan is a great adversary and he doesn’t care why a person does not believe, he just wants to make sure that people believe lies rather than the truth. He knows his eternal destiny, and it seems he wants to take as many people with him to the Lake of Fire as he can.  

Great Remorse

God loves us, but Satan hates the Lord and he hates those who worship the Lord.  He will do anything to keep people from believing.  What is it going to be like for those who take that last breath to find out that they didn’t do the one thing that they should have done to prepare for eternity.  They could have believed the Bible and in doing so they could have trusted the Lord.  But if they didn’t, they will hate themselves for not listening to those who tried to warn them and who cared for their souls.  

Thank God for everyone who has repented and believed!

Bruce Collins

Meditation for the weeks of February 4 and 11, 2024

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