Christian Fellowship Online meeting for USA & Canada
Report of September 9, 2018
Title: The Requirements to enter the Heavenly Kingdom.
Scriptures: Nehemiah 2:20; Matthew 7:21- 23; John 3:3; 2 Corinthians 5: 17; Revelation 22:15; 21: 8, 27; 1 Corinthians 6: 9-10.
“I answered them by saying, ‘The God of heaven will give us success. We his servants will start rebuilding, but as for you, you have no share in Jerusalem or any claim or historic right to it.” Nehemiah 2:20.
After reading this verse, Dr d’Almeida taught us about the one important aspect of doing the work of God. He said: “The work of God is done by the children of God?. This statement took us to take a look at what it means to be a child of God. The preacher explained that the priority for Jesus is to see us enter the kingdom of God. However, Matthew 7: 21- 23; 2Corinthians 5: 17. Revelation 22:15; 21: 8, 27.
1 Corinthians 6: 9-10 told us that not everybody will enter the kingdom of God. Now the pig question was: ‘Who then shall enter the Kingdom of God and what is the requirement?’ From this question, Dr. d’Almeida took us to read John 3:3, where we found that the answer to the question is To Be Born again. Now what does it mean to go back into our mothers’ womb? We answered, No. It simply means to abandon or walk away from our sinful life (old life) and completely surrender ourselves to God and God alone (New life). Now to the question how we become born again? Dr d’Almeida, explained that, we first listen to the word of God; second, we let the Word enter our hearts and third, we let it work in us, and then we allow the Holy Spirit take control of our lives. He explained that it is a two-way process, where we first do our part and Spirit of God does his part.
To be more explicit, the preacher gave us the example of the surgeon and the patient. He said ?In the same way, a patient abandons his body to the surgeon to fix what is wrong in it, a person who wants to be born again must abandon his life to God to make it new.
Dear Brothers and Sisters, thank you for being present last Sunday, let us ask God to teach us to do according to His Will as it was written in Psalm 143: 10: “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.”