Did you know that no one is APPROVED in this world without being TESTED?
This happens in all the areas of our life. Perhaps, at this very moment, you are being tested, or putting someone else through a test. It’s a part of life in this competitive society.
However, what few know is that the entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven also REQUIRES PASSING TESTS.
In the past, no servant of the Almighty, without any exceptions, escaped the tests until reaching the FINAL TEST. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Gideon, Jephthah, Samson, David, Daniel, in addition to other prophets, apostles and even the Lord Jesus. Read the Bible to confirm this.
They were not approved by competing with other people for jobs, positions or medals offered by the world. Instead, they had to hope against hope and sustain their faith, even when facing serious risks of death. They PASSED THE TEST OF FAITH FOR THE ETERNITY OF THEIR SOULS.
To Abraham, the Lord said:
Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. Genesis 12.1
To His followers, the Lord Jesus said:
If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. Matthew 16.24
Each of the Lord’s Promises in regards to the Kingdom of Heaven, there is a TEST THAT EVERYONE MUST PASS to achieve it.
In the end, TO THE APPROVED, THE LORD JESUS PROMISES:
Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you THE CROWN OF LIFE. Revelation 2.10
May the Spirit of the Almighty open your understanding, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.