No Reviler Shall Inherit the Kingdom (Video)
The video above is based on a little-noticed word in the Bible that is extremely critical to our sanctification. As a matter of fact, Sha’ul (Paul) says if we do it we cannot enter the kingdom.
1Co 6:9 — 1Co 6:10
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of Elohim? 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 Elohim.
Some believers erroneously believe that once they “believe” in “Jesus'” they are forever saved. Even if they still live in sin, no worries, once saved, they are always saved.
That is understandable because it is a carnal doctrine that fits very nicely into our carnal, sinful nature.
Imagine, I can continue living as I was before accepting the Messiah, no conversion needed, no sacrifice, no shunning of the world, no holiness required. Just “believe” in “Jesus” and just like that, you have booked your ticket for the kingdom.
Is that what the Bible says?
Today I look at one word, yes, one word.
In 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, the Apostle Sha’ul looks at ten (10) acts of sin that will keep us out of the kingdom. Each act of sin that he listed has deep implications.
So if one is saved and goes back to living as any of these, he cannot enter the kingdom. Once saved always saved?
The video above looks at just one of the ten barriers to the kingdom, a little known or understood word: REVILERS.
Meaning of “reviler” from Your dictionary.com:
To revile is to criticize in an abusive or hostile way, or to spread negative information about.
When you verbally attack someone and call him names and say mean things, this is an example of a time when you revile.
To attack (someone) with abusive language.
To assail with scornful or abusive language; vituperate.
It is no simple sin to overcome. If someone abuses you, it means you will have to humbly take it without responding if it means you will verbally attack the person in return.
This shows the need to always be filled with Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit).
1Co 4:11 — 1Co 4:13
Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; And labour, working with our own hands: BEING REVILED, WE BLESS; being persecuted, we suffer it: Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.
1Pe 2:21 — 1Pe 2:23
For even hereunto were ye called: because the Messiah also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
Who, WHEN HE WAS REVILED, REVILED NOT AGAIN; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
Blessing for being reviled:
Mat 5:11 — Mat 5:12
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.