KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 18:8 (KJV). “Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.”
The Lord said, if your hand is to hinder you from entering into everlasting life(heaven), then cut it off. I believe the use of the’ hand’ is figurative since flesh and blood will not inherit the kingdom of God. “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.” — 1 Corinthians 15:50 (KJV) The Lord knowing how important any part of man is to him or her, he uses the parts of man to signify something very valuable to a man. If you can cut off a part of your body, then there should be nothing in this life that you can’t forsake in order to enter into life.
Some brethren keep unforgiveness and are not in any way ready to let go that pain. Dear one, cut it off, or else you would miss your access to heaven. If there is a particular sin, in your life, then do away with it today, before it is too late.
Failure to enter into everlasting life means eternal damnation in hell fire Just consider what part of Mk 9:45 says. “….. cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:” – Mark 9:45 (KJV) The Lord says the fires of hell is never quenched and the spirits of men cast into hell never dies. Dear one, these things are not child’s play. Some of us have been hearing about a place called hell fire since our childhood in Sunday school days, and it sounds like a tale or a myth to some. Do not be deceived. The Lord made a lot of statements about hell fire and He meant whatever He said.
The Lord Jesus died and resurrected, never to die again. He showed himself alive to the disciples by many infallible proofs. Acts 1:2&3 This proves there is life beyond the grave. Life beyond the grave is destined for two places, hell or heaven. Heaven is for all those who repented from their sins and accepted Jesus as their Lord and savour. They must forsake ungodliness and live to please Christ Jesus always. If a man lives this way, he would be a candidate for heaven. If not, then hell will be your destination after your death. Do not allow the love for any material thing keep you from heaven. Severe that thing from your life today.
I have repented from my sins and made Jesus my Lord and Savior. No physical thing or condition would I permit to stop me from entering into life.
Titus 2:11-12 (KJV). For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Mark 9:45 (KJV). “And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:”