NO REVILER SHALL INHERIT THE KINGDOM (Video)
Not many people realize the verse that tells us that no reviler shall inherit the kingdom. 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.
SAVED AND FREE TO SIN?
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.
10 SINS THAT WILL KEEP US OUT OF THE KINGDOM
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?
NO REVILER SHALL INHERIT THE KINGDOM
The video above looks at just one of the ten barriers to the kingdom, a little known or understood word: REVILERS.
Ask people the meaning of revilers, most don’t even know. In fact, when I was first asked what it meant by a former pastor while I was in Churchianity, I confused it with reveler! But when I looked at the meaning, this sin took on a whole different meaning.
MEANING OF REVILE
Now here is the meaning of “reviler” from 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.
REVILING IS NOT AN EASY SIN TO OVERCOME
As you can see from the meanings, being a reviler is no easy sin to overcome. It actually requires the full fruit of the Ruach (Spirit) to not revile in certain difficult circumstances.
Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Gal 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Without the fruit of the Ruach, we are powerless to not respond to hurtful words.
Indeed, if someone abuses you, it means you will have to humbly take the abuse without responding if it means you will verbally attack the person in return. If you cannot say a passive or kind word, responding will land you into a transgression.
This shows the need to always be filled with Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit).
THE MESSIAH IS OUR EXAMPLE: THE IMPORTANCE OF ABIDING IN HIM
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:
So HaMashiach is our example; hence why he told us that we MUST ABIDE IN HIM:
Joh 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
What does it mean to abide in him?
1Jn 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
And what if we do not abide in him?
Joh 15:6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
BLESSING FOR BEING REVILED (AND TAKING IT PATIENTLY)
But it is not all bad. No reviler shall inherit the kingdom, but there is actually a 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.
Rejoice! Being reviled for righteousness’ sake is actually a blessing.
So next time someone says something hurtful and you want to hit back verbally at the person, just remember HaMashiach. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return. So instead of sinning by responding harshly, take the hurtful feeling, say something nice (not sarcastic), forgive and receive a blessing from above!