The Best Revenge On This Wicked World
by David J. Stewart | August 2016
Romans 8:32, “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?”
I don't care who you are, you have been hurt by other people. If you're like most, like me, you've been hurt multiple times on multiple occasions by many people. That's not just because of our sinful human nature, but also because of the horrible selfish times in which we are living. It's getting hard to find genuine Christians these days, who truly love the Lord and have some depth to their goodness. Many people who appear to be good and nice on the surface, become cutthroat and vindictive if provoked. That's not Biblical Christianity. God commands us to treat others the way we would like to be treated (Matthew 7:14).
Sometimes when I think about the awful things people have done to me in the past, I am encouraged by the thought that my name is written in Heaven, and I know that I am saved for certain in Christ Jesus. I am a child of the King, going to Heaven when I die! Hallelujah!!! Now, I never rejoice that anyone is going to Hell to burn in the Lake of Fire, but that is their choice! I have often prayed for those who've hurt me, asking God to give them another chance to get saved; but I rejoice in knowing that I KNOW FOR CERTAIN (according to God's promises in the Scriptures) that I am going to Heaven!!! They will likely never get saved, because most people won't; BUT I AM SAVED, and that is the best revenge I can think of. I don't think we should ever rejoice as Christians that anyone is going to Hell (Ezekiel 33:11), but just knowing that I am 100% on my way to Heaven is sweet revenge against the Devil, the wicked world, and all those who oppose God. I don't rejoice that they are going to Hell. I rejoice that I am going to Heaven! Jesus told us to rejoice for this reason in Luke 10:20b, “rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.”
One day I will be walking a street of gold in glory, enjoying all the fellowship of the family in Heaven. Romans 8:32 (our text verse) promises that God will give all things to me, to make me happy. If just for that reason alone, I want to go to Heaven! I do not want the homosexual community to burn in Hell, but I rejoice that I am going to Heaven. The sodomites are forcing their filthy agenda on Christians today, but tomorrow we will be in Heaven and they won't. I want them to repent and trust Christ, so they will go to Heaven. I want them to admit their woeful condition as guilty sinners and believe the Gospel to be saved. But if they don't, I KNOW that I am going to Heaven.
I didn't write this article to teach that we ought to rejoice in the calamity of others who go to Hell. God forbid! I wrote this article to invite you, friend, to receive Jesus Christ as your Savior if you have never done so! Are you sick of this perverted world? Are you sick of being hurt by others? Are you fed up with the rottenness in government, corrupt thug cops, greedy corporations, an out-of-control unfair legal system, and dead churches? Then why don't you get revenge by becoming a born-again Christian? I mean, when this nightmare is all over, you'll be up in Heaven enjoying a peaceful, blissful, happy, eternity with Jesus!!! That's all I'm saying. You cannot make the decision for anyone else to accept or reject the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If anyone goes to Heaven, it is only because they have personally believed (trusted) that Jesus Christ died on the cross for their sins, was buried, and bodily resurrected the third day. That's “the Gospel” (1st Corinthians 15:1-4).
Again, I am not writing this article with a spirit of hatred or revenge. I'm simply saying that if you've suffered much in this life (and most of us have), then why not get revenge against it all by going to Heaven when you die. Why not enjoy eternal life instead of enduring the second death? Romans 8:32 promises you everything!!! Why would you want nothing??? Whatever you've lost in this earthly life, God will give it all back (and then some) in eternity (Romans 8:32). Whatever pain you've endured (and are enduring for the rest of your days on earth), why not look forward to having great joy, peace and no pain in eternity (Revelation 21:4; John 16:22)? You've got everything to gain by getting saved, and everything to lose if you don't! Oh, why don't you get saved right here, right now? It is so simple and easy. Here's how...
The first thing that you need to know to be saved is that you are a sinner (and so am I). Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Because of our sins, we deserve to die. Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” We are all unholy sinners, for breaking the commandments of a holy God. But God sent His only begotten Son into the world to pay our sin debt (John 3:16). Jesus died on the cross for our sins and was buried. He bodily resurrected three days later (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). This is called “the Gospel,” that is, the Good News of Christ's death on the cross, His burial and bodily resurrection.
The only way to get to Heaven is through faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” Romans 3:24, “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” Only Jesus can redeem us sinners! If you admit that you are a guilty sinner in God's sight, and believe the Gospel, you are saved immediately, irrevocably and permanently. It's that easy and simple! You don't have to give up anything, just BELIEVE!!! Whatever changes need to be made in your life once you are His child is God's department, and you can be assured that He will attend to it! (Hebrews 12:6-8).
So what d' ya say? Why not claim the promise of eternal life from God, through faith alone in Jesus Christ? Philippians 3:9, “And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.” Salvation is not doing your best, it is having Christ's best put to your account through receiving Him by faith. God will not save anyone who is trying to be saved, He will only save those who are trusting to be saved. 1st Corinthians 1:21, “For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.” Do you believe the Gospel? Is that your only hope for eternal life and forgiveness of sins? If so, you are saved my friend.
This short earthly existence will be over before we know it. Please don't miss Heaven because the Devil blinded you with all the false religions, the Pope's devotion to the virgin Mary, the fraudulent hoax of evolution, the witty charm of atheist comedian George Carlin, the intellectual rantings of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, the delusions of Hollywood, or the helpless humanism of man. YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN (John 3:3)!
John 8:32 and 36, “And ye shall know the
truth, and the truth shall make you free ...
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”
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