Saturday, June 15, 2019

Death is the Reminder....

"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23

"for “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”" Romans 10:13

"Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God."  1 Corinthians 6:9-10

"Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. 8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.  Galatians 6:7-8

As you read through these passages...bear in mind that we live in a world that's increasingly getting more and more hostile towards God.  What God values, the world hates.

It's not an accepted thing to be taking a stand for Christ.  Bakers, and others in the workplace are under fire for standing up for Christian Values.  It's only going to get worse.  The very people who cry out for inclusion and diversity are against Christianity.  Why?  Read it again for yourselves.

People are deceived.  They are so deep in deception that they are even teaching that deception to others.  It's appearing in children's shows on TV.  It's being included in school curriculum's. Children being forced to learn about homosexuality.  Being forced to learn Muslim prayer practices. Yet these same children are denied being able to learn about Christ.

Look in Romans 6, verses 1 and 2 "What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase? 2 May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?"  People who call themselves Christians should not be deliberately sinning. In the same respect those who intentionally sin in their lifestyle are guilty as well.  God puts homosexuality in the same category as idolatry, thieves, and drunkards.  Re-read 1 Corinthians 6 above. People who intentionally are sinning and are shaking their fists at God, demanding that HE change because THEY never will...are who are populating Hell right now.

I had read a quote recently, "There is nobody in Heaven that went there unwillingly.  Likewise, there's nobody in Hell that didn't go there willingly."

Consider that. Look at what Jesus Himself said Hell was like.  It's full of people who are begging to have someone sent back to the land of the living, to convince their friends and family to NOT make THEIR mistake!

Am I being homophobic in all this?  By no means.  I am only sharing what I'm being told to share.  I am sharing God's truth.  Satan is a liar and the father of lies, as Jesus has said.  He's the great deceiver.

In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were indeed deceived, and sin was the result.  The result was a judgement of death.

Every man and woman is born into sin.  There's no escaping it on their own.  It's literally in their DNA. God has said in Romans 6:23 that there's a penalty for sin. But thank God that's not the end.  Look at Romans 10:13.  Those who call upon Jesus for salvation WILL be saved.  Their sins washed away.  Remembered no more.  The penalty was paid for by Christ on the cross.  You cannot save you.  Your own works are still but filthy rags.  Nothing at all can be done by anyone even if they had 1000 times what people like Billy Graham had for faith.  Nothing.  If it were possible then, as Scripture says, then Christ died needlessly.
I also am not sitting here bashing those listed in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10.  I tell you that you should be the Christ example to those people.  Love them as Christ did, but do not condone their lifestyle.   I have heard another saying "hate the sin, not the sinner".

Do not go on marches with them.  Do not go to protests with them.  That is not showing them the love of Christ.

That's telling them it's ok.  Which the Scripture clearly says it is not.

Love them enough to pray for them.  Love them enough to let them see Jesus in you.  Our world is being prepared for the end of all things.   We will likely see the return of Jesus very soon.  It says in Revelation that people will not repent of their sexual sins.   God's judgement is coming.  The true Church will not be here.  Those who have not chosen Christ will indeed still be here.  Read the judgments in Revelation for yourself. 

Jesus loved YOU enough to die on a cross for you.  Our lives as Christians should be to show Jesus to others.

If you haven't chosen Jesus yet....remember He STILL died on a cross for you.  Is what you are doing in your life worth going to Hell for?  Is it?  Because without Christ, you ARE going to Hell.  It is NO party there.

“Now there was a rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, joyously living in splendor every day. And a poor man named Lazarus was laid at his gate, covered with sores,  and longing to be fed with the crumbs which were falling from the rich man’s table; besides, even the dogs were coming and licking his sores.  Now the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s bosom; and the rich man also died and was buried.  In Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and *saw Abraham far away and Lazarus in his bosom.  And he cried out and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue, for I am in agony in this flame.’  But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that during your life you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus bad things; but now he is being comforted here, and you are in agony.  And besides all this, between us and you there is a great chasm fixed, so that those who wish to come over from here to you will not be able, and that none may cross over from there to us.’  And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, that you send him to my father’s house—  for I have five brothers—in order that he may warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’  But Abraham *said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’  But he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent!’  But he said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.’”  Luke 16:19-31

Sound like a party to you?   Consider your ways today.  If there's a sin in your life that you're not letting go of.  Why?

If your life is apart from Christ, why?

I refuse to be one in a lifeboat with the knowledge of how to save someone, and not share it with them.

Pray for those who persecute you, is what the Bible says.  Are you?

Death is the reminder of that penalty of sin.  Everyone faces it.  Everyone.  Nobody escapes the sentence of death.

Only those who put their faith and trust in Christ can have that sentence removed.  He paid the penalty.  He died so that you may live. But it didn't end there. He arose from the dead.  He not only died, but he conquered death.  It could not keep Him in the ground.

1 comment:

  1. How precious are these words !! Its the truth people !! Read the BIBLE and figure it out yourself !!
    COMMAN SENCE !! THANKYOU JESUS for taking care of me !!! AMEN AMEN !!