Text: Revelation 21:7
He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
There is a God who is the Beginning and the Ending. He created all things including you and I and He surely will judge all things to give reward to each according to the way they have lived their lives in this plane: whether to give Him pleasure which was the original intent, or it was with a riotous living and squandering. Anyone that overcomes, that is, found to have fulfilled God’s will, is promised an inheritance in God. On the other hand, those that fail are to be railroaded into a lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. In other words, aside from the physical death when man closes his eyes and is committed to mother earth, there is another occasion of death which is eternal condemnation and suffering. The things that will take people to the second death are very clear. As minimal as it may appear, liars that is those who make a lie will have the second death. It is dangerous to live a life of lies. Anything that is not true is a lie. It has no further coloration. Liars are equated with the devil and he is called their father. As God will be the father and God of the faithful, so will the devil be the father of them that are condemned because they actually belong to him. Are you a child of the devil or that of the Most High God? It is not what you say that determines it but your fruit. You are the servant of the one you obey: of God if you obey God and of the devil if you obey him. So, to whom will you rather belong: God or the devil; what will you rather have: eternal life or the second death? Think about it.
Lord, I have discovered that eternal life with you is to be preferred to the second death: help me never to fall for the wiles of the devil that I may gain eternity with you in the end in Jesus name.