Identity Card

Identity Card is any document which may be used to prove a person's identity, it is a document that carries information on it that proves who you are and also, access to gain entrance into a place.

It was written in the book of Philippians 3:20 (Holy Bible) that '' But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ''. Christ is coming back.
Christ is coming back soon

One day we will all come to God's check point. He will beckon on us to ''come down'', then without delay we will obey.

God will ask us one by one our identity card, if you cannot produce it you are doomed. You may beg for mercy but there shall no mercy be shown, because it is too late.

When Jesus started His ministry He said “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matt 4:17). In this case, Jesus used the verb form of repentance which is “metanoeō” which means “to change one’s mind” or “heartily to amend with abhorrence of one’s past sins” so we see that repentance is not just a change of mind but a change of intention or a change of the heart. 

It is an intentional change or turning away from sin and turning to God; from wanting to sin to not wanting to sin.

God is the one Who grants repentance (Acts 11:18; 2 Tim 2:25) and it must take this miracle of God because the unregenerate human loves their sin and we have an ongoing, constant battle with sin all of our lives, even after conversion (Rom 7).

If we break down the word “metanoia” it is “meta” which means to change like the change that occurs in a metamorphosis and “noeo” for “to exercise the mind, think,” or “comprehend.” It is not turning from sin but more “changing one’s mind” and this change of mind is wrought by the Holy Spirit and not of human origin (John 6:44; Matt 16:17).

So the only way and how we can get the Identity Card to heaven is through Christ Jesus. He said this in John 14:6. ''Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me''.

If you do not have the identity card to pass into Heaven, God will send you into hell.

Hell fire

So, if you need this identity card, kneel down and ask Christ to come into your life and cleanse you, Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord. Acts 3:19.

No one can be saved who does not first repent and then confess their sins (1 John 1:9) and only then can you put your trust in Christ. Until you see that you have sins to turn away from, you will not ever change your mind and if there is no change of mind there is no repentance and without repentance there is no blotting out of sins.

Whosoever come unto the Lord He will in no wise cast out. “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household'' Acts 16:31.
Then you will not be afraid on that last day when you come to the last check point.

Tomorrow may be too late. ''Now is the accepted time, today is the day of salvation.'' 2 Corinthians 6:2.

Ref: NIV version of the Holy Bible, Christian Crier (patheos.com), Challenge Publications Tract; Jos Nig.

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