Is Your Heart Full Of Light or Darkness?

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John 1:5

4 Life was in Him, and that life was the light of men. 5 That light shines in the darkness, yet the darkness did not overcome it.

Whenever Light is present, darkness cannot remain; Light can never be put out because it extinguishes darkness. If you want the dark to go away, turn on the light. Darkness cannot exist while the Light is present but once it is gone, darkness returns. If a person is devoid of God in their heart, the only thing present in his/her heart is pure darkness regardless of how they appear to be outwardly. Those who reject Christ [the Light] darkness will prevail in their life. Darkness cannot overcome the Light but Light overcomes the darkness. If your life is full of darkness [living a life in complete sin, no regard for God or people] and you want a change in the right direction, the only way to take out the darkness in your life is by turning on the Light, inviting Jesus Christ into your heart.

Romans 10:9-13

9 If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 One believes with the heart, resulting in righteousness, and one confesses with the mouth, resulting in salvation. 11 Now the Scripture says, Everyone who believes on Him will not be put to shame, 12 for there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, since the same Lord of all is rich to all who call on Him. 13 For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

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How Many People Will Make It To Heaven?

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Matthew 7:13-14 [Emphasis added]

13 “Enter through [Jesus] the narrow gate. For the gate [of Hell] is wide and the road broad that leads to [eternal] destruction, and there are many [who reject Jesus Christwho go through it. 14 How narrow [because it is through one man, Jesus Christ] is the gate [of salvation] and difficult the road [which is a struggle to leave one’s sinful lifestyle behind] that leads to life [in Jesus Christ], and few find it.

What does [and few find it] looks like?

Luke 17:11-17

11 While traveling to Jerusalem, he passed between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he entered a village, ten men with leprosy met him [10 men sought the Lord]. They stood at a distance 13 and raised their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” [They asked Jesus to rescue them]

14 When he saw them, he told them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And while they were going, they were cleansed.

15 But one of them, seeing that he was healed, returned and, with a loud voice, gave glory to God [After these men accepted God’s Word, only one truly believed because he was the only one that did the will of God, gave Him glory]. 16 He fell facedown at his feet, thanking him. And he was a Samaritan.

17 [Here, Jesus reveals that out of 10 people who professed Him as Savior, only 1 truly believed] Then Jesus said, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? 18 Didn’t any return to give glory to God except this foreigner?” 19 And he told him, “Get up and go on your way. Your faith has saved you.”

Sad to say the illustration above shows us that only 1 out of 10 will truly give their lives to Christ. Many will claim to follow Jesus but their lifestyle will never be different from that of the world. A person changes because the Holy Spirit takes root in their heart. Those who fall away [through apostasy] never had the Spirit of God moving in them. Either a person got saved or not, there is no falling away for a true convert because You are being guarded by God’s power through faith for a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. 1 Peter 1:5

Now you know what it means by only a few find it

 

Would The Holy Spirit Leave You If You Continue To Sin?

A true Christian will not live a lifestyle of sin continuously according to 1 John 3:6, 9 which says, 6 No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. 9 No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him; and he cannot keep on sinning, because he has been born of God.

Basically, what those two verses mean is that a person with the Holy Spirit will repent and stop doing what displeases God. It does not mean that a Christian will never sin again because we are still in our sinful body but, we will always repent and try not to sin again.

A person who claims to have the Holy Spirit and continues to live a life of sin without ever repenting, that person was never saved in the first place and does not have God’s Spirit living inside of them.

Jesus said that those who believe in Him will receive the Holy Spirit and He will never leave them but, will be with them forever.

John 14:15-17

15 “If you love me, you will keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever. 17 He is the Spirit of truth. The world is unable to receive him because it doesn’t see him or know him. But you do know him, because he remains with you and will be in you.