Day 22 – Who Will Inherit the Kingdom of Heaven

Today’s verse:

“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11)

Verse 9 starts listing the various sins the unrighteous do which will prevent them from getting into heaven. The Apostle Paul says that we should not be deceived. In other words, don’t lie to yourself or try to convince yourself otherwise. NONE of the sins listed in these three verses will be allowed in heaven. Let’s look at them:

Fornicators – Sex with unmarried person(s)

Idolaters – We seem to think of idolatry as worshipping an idol, which it does mean. However, the Bible says it can be loving something/someone MORE than God. See “Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:” (Col 3:5)

Adulterers – Sex with someone other than your spouse

Effeminate – The dictionary defines it as; 1. Having the qualities of the female sex; soft or delicate to an unmanly degree; tender; womanish; voluptuous.

Abusers of themselves with mankind – The Greek word for mankind here means Sodomite or homosexual.

Thieves – One who steals

Covetous – One who is constantly wanting something someone else has

Drunkards – One who drinks to get inebriated

Revilers – One who is abusive, One who scoffs, insults, censures or reproaches with contemptuous language

Extortioners – Given to plunder; disposed or accustomed to seize by violence; seizing by force; as a rapacious enemy.

The Apostle John added a few more sins that would not be allowed into heaven: “And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” (Revelation 21:27)

WOW! Do these definitions not speak volumes to you? If this be so, then NO ONE can get into heaven. Now you’re getting it! No one CAN get into heaven by his or her own merits. As you can see, we are all sinners. Each of us have done one of these at one time or another. But notice verse 11 of 1 Corinthians. 6. There is hope! God states that those that are washed and sanctified through Jesus Christ have had their sins washed away. They no longer have to worry!! Also, Revelation 21:27 says that these same people whose sins are washed away by Jesus Christ have their names written in the Lamb’s Book of Life!!!

Dear God…
Your Word makes it perfectly clear
Not one sin will go unpunished
You say our sins are as filthy rags
And our hearts are completely tarnished

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