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Is it here yet?
(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 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 because of His work on the cross in our place, HE keeps those who believe forever safe from eternal death).
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, so many seem oblivious to it. Others seem to delight in hastening it. Some, dealing with sickness or pain haven’t realized it — 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 she was even sick.
There is a parable Jesus told in the Bible, and it goes like this:
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.” Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?’ 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. 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.”’ 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, 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 only 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.
When you die, you have reached it, there is no turning back, no second chances.
He is loving, and He does everything to draw you to Him, but some mock and scoff regarding His existence. Many do not seek Him, thinking they know more than the One who made them. You may not think you need Him, but His breath holds you together whether you believe or not. God has given you light as He has to every man/woman/child in the world. Any good you know about is from God. Maybe you just ignore Him, or you just don’t (or won’t) believe. You believe what others testify of God, but you don’t look into His own testimony. The Bible says the Spirit of prophecy is the testimony of Jesus Christ. Will you look into His testimony? His fulfilled prophecies, or will you instead look to yourself or your own opinions.
He has given all the immeasurable expanse of the heavens and the miraculous creations on the earth 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 you were still a sinner (actually none of us even born yet). Time is running out for us all, and there are no second chances, and if you do not believe in Him (God come in the flesh) crucified for your sins, you will die in your sin (eternal separation from God in hell).
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
And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. Ex 3:14 (Jesus is God).
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 true, it is the one book that has consistently prophesied events that have all come true. And many prophesied over 1000 plus years ago, are transpiring now, Jesus called them ‘birth pains’. Over 300 prophecies about Jesus alone were fulfilled in His first coming, yet most do not ask about it, look into it, many actually refuse to hear it. Why not be open to hearing?
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 ‘c**p'”. He continued by stating, “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? The Word of God calls you a fool — and I believe His Word to be true.
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. I was a fool too. But why are you foolish? Because He has shown you about Himself. 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 manifested to 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, please, don’t stay a fool.
Is this offensive to you?
I don’t mean at all to be offensive in myself, but try to pretend we are friends, sitting across table, just chatting. Let me ask you, how much looking into the Bible and it’s veracity have you really done? Or have you just accepted what someone said? Or the limited capacity of your own human thinking (we are not God).
Do you know the number of authors of the Bible? Or over what period of time it was written? In how many languages was it originally penned it, and in what countries was it written? What walks of life and education did the authors all come from? It’s likely you probably know the short-lived history of Nero, but yet you don’t know about the real historical 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 I know, because God has written it on your heart, not because somehow 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 life. You know about life itself and wanting to live, but still you want to deny there is an eternal life, an eternal destiny and an eternal God who made you. Or you make up your own imaginary destination. 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 to eternal life through Him or eternal death and separation from God from rejecting Him in unbelief.
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
In Romans 10:17, we are told that faith comes by hearing the Word. In 2 Timothy 3:15 we hear that the Scriptures are able to make a person ‘wise unto salvation‘, yet those who mock the Bible may never have opened one in any honest attempt to find out the truth. Or the ones who say they have — well, they know to search select verses like any other 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 (or being really sorry about sin), making promises to reform yourself, making Him Lord of your life, repenting from sin, committing your life, etc. — all is worthless to the free gift of eternal life and an offense to offer up your own sacrifices 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, your works cannot contribute to your salvation.
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.
You may believe part of the Bible, but not all. Again, the Bible calls you a fool.
I care. I really do. I see so many dying, it’s worse than being in 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.
There are people out there that have a true message, but it is few and far between. How can you know? Read the Bible with the intent to learn the truth, pray and ask God to show you. Start in the book of John, and go from there.
How shall they hear without a preacher?
Unfortunately today, not many preachers share the good news (the truth of the gospel) with people anymore.
It has been tainted by men, some who are self-righteous Pharisee-types, who belittle others, and condemn others to hell. These same men do not know they are as lost and hardened as the ones they proclaim to be out ‘witnessing’ to. They justify themselves by their own ‘wonderful works’.
No thank you!
The Word of God says, 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 work 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, blotted out at the cross (Colossians 2:13-15). He was buried and rose again in three days, just like the Scriptures prophesied in advance and just like He said He would. This proved He IS GOD, God who came in the flesh to offer Himself in our place, and yet STILL many 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 — only God could do that.
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 He gave Himself for you?
There will come a day soon, may be sooner than we think, that has been prophesied of. An end, that the other religions have also partially prophesied of. (Think on the false Mayan prophecy). Their prophecies will not ever come close to being true because they do not speak for God. But the Word of God is true. It has proven itself over and over. Some with stop their ears from hearing the truth (Acts 6 & 7), don’t be one of them.
Don’t wait… Tonight, an hour from now you could be in an accident while driving (read about my son Adam here). A few minutes away you could have a fatal heart attack. Tomorrow Iran or North Korea, or another country could nuke America. We are not promised tomorrow…
Where will you go when you die? You think nowhere? Think again — PLEASE!