By Chy Schwimmer, PhD
The scripture in I Corinthians 6:9 – 10 says, “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”.
Here, a good number of things that could debar one from entering or inheriting the kingdom of God have been listed. This is for anyone not to have any excuse for not inheriting the kingdom of God. You need to look at each one of them critically to know the one you are hooked with and strive to cut it off from your life even if it entails losing something or cutting off from someone dear to you. This is a period for re-examination, searching and cleansing of one’s soul of all impurities, baggages and little foxes which we often neglect in our Christian race, but yet, they matter most.
Today, I want to concentrate on unrighteousness. I will discuss others later. In the above scripture, we are told that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God. We should also understand now that the kingdom of God is an inheritance for believers. A deeper thought into this will reveal that not all believers in our Lord Yahoshua /Jesus will actually inherit the Kingdom of God. Believers have been enjoined to seek the kingdom of God and his righteousness and every other thing shall be added unto us. But today we see the reverse being the case, hence those who are determined to seek first the kingdom of God now look stupid and unwise, while those who have been seeking other things seem to be wiser, more successful and more prosperous. Let me announce here that the wind is about to blow and everyone’s work shall be exposed and judged accordingly. In fact, the tide has actually turned and it is no more business as usual. You might be going to church, doing all due church activities or might even be preaching or teaching or prophesying in Church, yet you may not be qualified to inherit the Kingdom of God.
Many old preachers and teachers of the word have preached that the Kingdom of God applies to when one dies and goes to heaven. This is not true. The kingdom of God shall come when the Will of God is done on earth as it is done in heaven. This is perfection. This is the New World Order under God. This is the actual rulership of God upon the world with Israel as the headquarters of God’s Government on earth. Let Israel know now that to whom much is given, much is also expected. The Government of Israel should be ready to accept the Church with open arms; with special attention to the Church in Nigeria, because God does not do things haphazardly but orderly. He know why he has chosen the Perfect Church for Israel from Nigeria. The Church in Nigeria should in turn be ready to accord Israel all the love they deserve from the Church. This is God’s expectation and instruction!
The unrighteous is one who does not have the correct standing with God despite his devouted service unto God. The truth is that many Churches do not have the right standing with God. Their Priests and Pastors have used the name of the Lord to build their own kingdoms, and they strive and go out of their way to protect their kingdoms. We all know that the word of God says that obedience is better than sacrifice, yet we see many who serve and worship God, still doing that in disobedience. That amounts to unrighteousness. Our Lord told us that He is the good Shepherd who takes his sheep wherever he goes, and that his sheep know him, they hear his voice and they follow him wherever he goes.
Are you the Lord’s sheep? How you will know you are the Lord’s sheep is that:
1.You can hear, discern or understand his voice whenever he speaks.
2. You can follow him in any direction he goes even when it is not convenient or when it looks unconventional or even looks foolish.
Today we need to understand that the Lord is taking his Church to another direction. This direction is totally different from the stutus quo and he has already turned his back to his old servants.
The Good Shepherd is calling his Sheep!
Let the Sheep of the Lord hear him now and move with him. It is time for the Lord’s Sheep to put on a new garment because they cannot move with the Lord in their old garment which the old or imperfect Church order gave to them. The Sheep of Lord should be ready to drink the new wine that is in a new skin, so as to be able to inherit the Kingdom of God. Our message has changed. Our message is the actual message of the Kingdom of God. What these old servants of God are busy dishing out on their pulpits to the Lord’s Sheep is what the Lord called swine’s food. Hence, I call on those who are the Lord’s Sheep to come out from among them because they are dogs and we know that according to the word of God that dogs are meant to be outside the Kingdom of God and not inside.- Revelation 22: 15. So beware of the dogs.- Philippians 3:2.
Take a step of faith and obedience immediately and answer this call of this uncommon Trumpet. May the Lord help his own.