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(First I’d like to welcome any first time visitors, no matter how we all might see things differently, may the Lord bless you and yours).
There is a time coming, (we believe very soon), where there will be a Day in which we will be judged.
It will be by whether or not we received (believed) the Gospel (good news) of Grace. That is — that God SO loved the world, THAT He sent His only begotten Son Jesus (to die on the cross for our sins so that we could be reconciled to Him), that whosoever (that means all, any man, woman or child) that believeth on Him, should NOT perish (eternally), BUT have everlasting life. (That means by His work on the cross, HE keeps us forever).
He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. John 12:48
The world seems to be falling apart, some seem oblivious, others dealing with sickness or pain haven’t realized, some are putting their faith in men, and yet others in their possessions and security. But we are not promised tomorrow. I know, I lost my husband too fast. My friend Harry died and I didn’t even know until after. My friend Nancy was on her deathbed when I was called and I didn’t know. There is a parable Jesus told in the Bible, and it goes like this:
15 And He said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.” 16 Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. 17 And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?’ 18 So he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.”’ 20 But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’ Luke 12:15-20
Some will tell you this has to do about someone being wealthy. No, that is not what this speaks to…
What or who is a fool?
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Ps 14:1a
There is a hereafter. This man above was busy worrying about this life, what he gained in this life, and he never believed, what good did it do him?
Life is not just our life here on earth, but there are two destinations in the end. There is either an eternity with God, (who created every good thing — Light, warmth, joy, happiness, love, peace, beauty, kindness, gentleness, etc.) OR, there is an eternity without God. Separated forever, no second chances, no being prayed out of purgatory — but a final destination in a place where there is nothing good, and the presence of everything evil, wicked, terrifying, darkness, fear, hatred, anxiety, pain, sorrow.
He is loving, and He does everything to draw you to Him, but you mock and scoff regarding His existence. You do not seek Him, you think you know more than the One who made you. You not think you need Him, but even His breath holds you together. God has given you light. Any good you know about is from God. Maybe you just ignore Him, or you just don’t (or won’t) believe.
He has given you the heavens and the earth, which consistently declare His glory to all. He is patient and longsuffering, not wanting anyone to perish (die eternally). He has proven His love for you, by dying for you while still a sinner, but time is running out and there are no second chances, and if you do not believe in Him, you will die in your sin.
And He said to them, “You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.” John 8:23-24
For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:6-8
Who am I that I would know that time is running out? Because the Bible is the one book that has consistently prophesied events that have come true. And many are transpiring now, Jesus called them ‘birth pains’. Over 300 prophecies about Jesus alone that He fulfilled in His first coming, yet you do not ask about it nor read about it.
Are you an intellectual who possibly believes this is just an emotional response, maybe someone drinking the Kool-aid. (One person commented, “What a load of ‘crap’, man created God.”) Really? Friend, How do you know? How sure are you? Are you willing to bet your eternal life on your own wisdom?
What do you know about the history of the manuscripts, the statistical probability of Jesus fulfilling all the prophecies He did? Astronomical… read here if you’d like to know more in general.
I do not call you Fool, God has. Because He has shown you, His Word says in Romans 1 that men hold or have suppressed the truth in unrighteousness. He says what may be known of God is manifest in YOU. God has shown it to you. He says the invisible things of Him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, and understood by all who are created, even His eternal power and Godhead, so you are without excuse. Because although you know about Him, you do not glorify Him as God, neither are you thankful, but you think yourself to be wise, and yet you have become a fool.
Please don’t stay a fool.
Is this offensive to you?
O.k., how much looking into the Bible and it’s veracity have you really done? Do you know the number of authors of the Bible? Over what period of time it was written? In how many languages, in what countries? What walks of life and education did they all come from? You probably know the short-lived history of Nero but you don’t know about Jesus who came and gave His life for you on the cross, took the curse of your pending eternal death, the penalty for your sins upon Himself. He drew you to Him on the cross, He drew everyone in the whole world, throughout all time.
You know the difference between right and wrong, because God has written it on your heart, not because you’re just a good person. Where did that conscience come from? You know about justice and wanting justice. You know about good and desiring good in your own lives. You know about life and wanting to live, but you want to deny there is an eternal life, an eternal destiny and an eternal God who made you. Hiding your head in the sand will not keep the end away. We will all face God in the end. Jesus Christ is the judge of all. You either enter through Him or not at all.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6
The Bible says in Romans 10:17, that faith comes by hearing the Word. In 2 Timothy 3:15 we are told that the Scriptures are able to make a person ‘wise unto salvation’, yet those who mock the Bible may never have opened one. Or the ones who say they have, well, they know to search select verses like any religious person who hammers you with their own wisdom, and pretends to know something they do not.
Have you believed upon Christ and Him crucified alone? Church will not get you there. Stopping sinning, being sorry, making promises to reform yourself is worthless to becoming saved and an offense to offer up to a Holy God who has already given Himself as the perfect sacrifice. Being good is not good enough, for He is Holy and perfect.
You don’t believe? Then again sadly, God says you are a fool, for you have rejected the knowledge of the One who made you. Who died in your place. And it will be for naught if you die and do not believe. I care. I really do. I see so many dying, it’s worse than a hospital, for they don’t know how awful it will be.
God has sent people to you, do you remember? Something different maybe about them? Maybe a stranger who was kind to you? Maybe a moment when you were desperate and someone picked up the phone, or helped you secretly? A Christian. No, I’m not talking about the picketers on the side of the road with megaphones who parade about with sandwich boards that declare, ‘repent from sin or die’. They don’t have the truth any more than a satanist does.
Not many preachers share the good news (the truth of the gospel) with people anymore.
It has been tainted by men who are self-righteous prigs, who do not know they are as lost and hardened as the ones they proclaim to be out ‘witnessing’ to. No thank you!
Their self-righteousness, their works are like filthy rags in God’s sight. Just as ours are (Isaiah 64:6). There is ONE WORK that God will accept and that is the death of His Son Jesus, who paid the price IN FULL (It is finished!) when He died on the cross for our sins. Every sin paid for, forgiveness complete. He was buried and rose again in three days, just like the Scriptures prophesied in advance. This proved He IS GOD. God who came in the flesh to offer Himself in our place, and STILL we will deny Him. WE are stubborn, stiff-necked, self-willed, rebellious children. Yet He loves us, I don’t get it. But it’s true. Jesus Christ had the victory over sin and death (eternal death in hell), so that YOU and I might live with Him ETERNALLY…
Free from sickness and death
Free from sadness and sorrow
No more tears, no more pain
Free from sin FOREVER
Won’t you believe upon the One who loved you so much?
There will come a day soon, may be sooner than we think, that has prophesied of. An end, that the other religions have also prophesied of. (Think on the false Mayan prophecy). They will not come true. But the Word of God is true. It has proven itself over and over even though people will not ask, they will not seek, they will not knock.
But if you will ask, it will be answered. If you will seek, you will find. If you knock, it will be opened unto you…
Don’t wait… Tonight, an hour from now you could be in an accident while driving. A few minutes away you could have a fatal heart attack. Tomorrow Iran could nuke America. We are not promised tomorrow…
Where will you go when you die? You think nowhere? Think again — PLEASE!