You must be well in your spirit in order to hear the word of God. God's words are "alive" and they are still in the universe giving Life to everyone who will listen and obey. God is our Father but He wants everyone to enter into the gates of heaven and he does not want everyone to go to Hell. Regardless of what you might have been taught in your life by family, friends, and various men of the cloth. God is a forgiving God and He only wants the best for us, because He has unconditional Love for us that never changes beyond our breath. Even the most hideous crime committed, God will forgive the person if they truly ask in their heart for forgiveness and live a life of righteousness. What does this mean for people who ask for forgiveness with their last breath? The thief on the cross did ask Jesus to "remember me when you come into your kingdom" he did ask and was forgiven. This is all the proof we need to prove forgiveness with your last breath. There is a caveat before you receive forgiveness you would have to be alive at the moment you ask for forgiveness. The opportunity is not a Guarantee - you will have time to ask God to forgive you. This is why you must be a part of the kingdom of God before your time of death.
Luke 23:39-43, MSG” one of the criminals hanging alongside cursed him: Some Messiah you are! Save yourself! Save us!” But the other one made him shut up: Have you no fear of God? You’re getting the same as him. We deserve this, but not him—he did nothing to deserve this. Then he said, Jesus, remember me when you enter your kingdom. He said, “Don’t worry, I will. Today you will join me in paradise.”
Does this mean the person went to heaven after living a life of crime? The answer is yes. Why did God forgive him? First the repentant thief was alive and second he was truly sorry for his crimes which he spoke so eloquently to the non-repentant thief as he chastised him. This is the real meaning of forgiveness. You have to have a repentant heart and fear God at the same time. You cannot fool God He knows your heart and that will never change because He made us and He knows everything about us. If a person states he is sorry, but does not really mean it in their heart they are only fooling themselves because God cannot be deceived by man. “Don’t be misled: You can never make a fool out of God. Whatever you plant is what you'll harvest (Galatians 6:7, MSG).” The original translation states: “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatever a man sows, that shall he also reap.”(Gal 6:7, KJV) Many people try to fool themselves into believing they can bargain or slip under God’s watchful eyes and pretend to repent then go back to sinning with no consequences. However, God knows everything and in His divine wisdom He is waiting for them to really repent because He loves them, but if they don't repent then they will go to their earthly father who will torment them for an eternity.
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