Don't Lose Your Inheritance!

In the New Testament, God tells us that we will not inherit what we should have inherited - if we do certain things.  Clearly, you must have been a child of God to inherit it in the first place.  Sinners are going to hell simply because of unbelief in Jesus Christ (John 3:18), not just because of these things below, so this isn't talking to them obviously.  Besides, who would need to be warned to "be not deceived" that unbelievers who do these sins won't go to heaven?  It's the Christians who think they will go to Heaven doing them that need the warning "BE NOT DECEIVED"!  Christians who choose sin after being washed and refuse to repent, go to hell because they commit these things below, thereby losing their inheritance.  This was said many times and even a warning telling us not to be deceived!  Yet, we still have a lot of churches teaching false doctrine that Christians can live in unrepentant sin and still inherit the kingdom of God.

Let's look at these verses and just what unrepentant sins will not be in heaven:

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

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.

Galatians 5:19-21

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,  Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,  Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 

If you are born again and turn back and commit these things, you lose your inheritance, unless you repent and turn away from them.  There will be NONE of these people in heaven that do any of these things!  Only those that used to do them but were washed from them.  BE NOT DECEIVED!  God has to constantly reiterate this because why?  Because so many will teach a feel-good, do-what-you-want religion and lead many to hell.  That is the deception.

Joseph Benson's commentary on verse 9, says it very well:

Be not deceived - By a vain imagination that the Christian name and privileges will save you, while you continue in the practice of your vices.

Heaven will not have any fornicators, idolators, adulterers, effeminate, abusers of themselves with mankind, thieves, covetous, drunkards, revilers, extortioners, unclean people, lascivious people, witchcrafters, people that hate, people that have variance, people that have emulations, wrathful people, people of strife, seditionists, heretics, envious people, murderers, revellers and SUCH LIKE.  They won't be in heaven - period!

Heaven is for those that OVERCOME and walk in the Spirit, not the flesh!  They don't live for the flesh, they don't become lovers of themselves, money and pleasures!  They OVERCOME themselves and die to themselves and their fleshly lusts.  They don't do the things listed above and if they do sin and do them, they repent, that's the only way.  Being born again, you become a NEW CREATURE:

2 Corinthians 5:17-18

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.  And all things are of God...

You are new when you are saved and all things are of God.  You now are cleansed from your sins.  Then, when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, the promised Comforter, you have the power to live above sin.  If you then sin anyway - well, you are living in your flesh and no longer in the Spirit.  You must then repent and get back to walking in the Spirit to keep your inheritance.  

God is not a liar, if He said those won't enter His Kingdom, then they won't.  Satan has done a wonderful job promoting his doctrine that says you can do all that, as long as you said a salvation prayer when you were 5.  No, the blood washed your sins clean that you did before.  If you sin willfully AFTER you have been saved, you must repent immediately.  If you don't repent and you are one of those things listed above, you won't enter in.  Christians don't get a pass to live in unrepentant sin as much as they want and still enter God's Kingdom!  That's heresy and of the devil!

Revelation 21:7-8

He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. 

2 Peter 2:19-22

While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.  For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.  For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.  But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. 

I felt it pressing to warn others of this as many churches have perverted God's Word today.  It's very rare to find a church anymore that hasn't perverted God's Word.  Whatever you do, don't be deceived thinking you can live any way you want as long as you say you love Jesus.  Jesus said what?

John 14:15

If ye love me, keep my commandments. 

If you don't keep God's commandments - you don't love Him, no matter how many times you say you do.  You're a liar.  Plain and simple.  When we sin, we stop loving God and start loving God's enemy.  You can't serve two masters.  You turn away from God when you choose to sin but you can simply turn back to Him when you repent.  Pick your master - choose your destiny - it's your inheritance at risk!