Monday, May 8, 2023
by David Brenneman
"so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Philippians 2:10-11 NASB
Truth is there IS absolute truth. It's found in a person, not a humanly created ideal.
The works that a person does in this life towards "enlightenment" towards personal "betterment" lead to Hell. All roads that do not go through the Son of God lead to Hell. Pure and simple.
Jesus, proven in every tangible way, IS the Son of God. Through the Bible, through manuscripts outside the Bible. Through Archeological discovery. Through Prophecy and through Statistics.
Truth being told, Hell has billions of "good" people who thought they had achieved much in life that should have "outweighed" all the sin in their lives.
Truth says: "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No man comes to the Father but through Me".
Which means by the only means that He says is valid. Salvation is in no other person. It's only in Jesus Christ.
My Dear Reader, time isn't forever. Those who read and know the Bible know this to be true. Time will end approximately 1,007 years after Jesus returns to take the Church home to be with Him forever.
Our picture shows 1 Timothy 2:5. There is only one mediator between God and mankind. It's only Jesus. All other leaders of every single old worldly religion are dead, have never come back from the dead, and are all in torment in Hell.
Jesus is the only One who predicted His birth, death and resurrection, but He also pulled it off.
Time, as said, isn't forever.
In fact time is running out on the offer of salvation before Jesus does return again to bring home His Church.
No works that we might do, or can do, will ever bridge the gap between us and God.
It was necessary for Jesus to suffer and die on a cross to pay what you and I couldn't. The cost of sin was that high.
The sacrifice for sin had to be perfect.
The Father said that it had to be His only Son.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life. Most know John 3:16 if they know of no other verses of the Bible.
But do not forget the following verses. The rest of what Jesus was saying to Nicodemus.
"For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but so that the world might be saved through Him. The one who believes in Him is not judged; the one who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the Light; for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light, so that his deeds will not be exposed. But the one who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds will be revealed as having been performed in God.” John 3:17-21 NASB
It says plainly that if you do not believe that you have been judged already. Meaning your next stop after dying is Hell.
There's no second chances.
There's no other ways, methods, mediators.
"But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; for “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:8-13 NASB
There's not going to be any fanfare when Jesus comes for His Church.
There's not going to be any bright light in the sky to herald His opening the doors of Heaven.
There's going to be a great grand deception by world leaders to get the people left behind to believe anything else but the truth of what just happened.
Personal liberties will be a thing of the past. Those left behind will be pushed towards a new way of living that returns to worship of a man. A man known in the Bible as the Antichrist. Those who do not submit and worship him will be eventually sentenced to death.
My Dear Reader there's no good reason to keep resisting the call of Jesus to you in this here this now.
Hell isn't a place where God sends people.
People who have rejected Jesus have sent themselves there. Hell is a very real place. Those who have rejected Jesus as Lord and Savior are the only ones there outside of specific demons that God sentenced to be there.
My hope and prayer, more than you know, is that all who come across this post would turn to Jesus for a new life in Him.
"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23 NASB.
The gift is free. You don't NEED to try to work your way into Heaven. It's done. It's finished. Complete. Jesus paid the price you could not.
My Friend please don't listen to the rest of the world that tells you that belief in the Only Son of God is not worth it. The Bible says plainly that the cross of Jesus Christ is foolishness to those who do not believe.
"For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." 1 Corinthians 1:18 NASB.
"Being saved" as it said in that verse, is a process of sanctification as the Bible teaches. It's the work of Christ Jesus in the lives of those who believe to transform us into the likeness of Jesus.
Expect people around you to not get it.
This is something personal, perhaps the single most personal, thing you will ever experience in your life.
Jesus said that He loves you.
Jesus said that for all who call upon His name will be saved.
Jesus said that they would crucify Him and in 3 days He would return.
Jesus did it.
Jesus said all who call upon Him for salvation will be saved.
The world promises every single thing to keep you from choosing Jesus and cannot keep it.
Jesus made the promise and He kept it.
Every single person eventually either comes to Christ for salvation and enters Heaven when he or she dies or the fall into Hell. Those are the facts of life.
Jesus loves you. He loved you enough to take the punishment that was meant for you. That sentence of death that was for you...so that you might live for Him.
As an old hymn goes "Only trust, Him only trust Him, only trust Him now. He will save you, He will save you, He will save you now."
Jesus isn't willing that any would die apart from Him. It's human beings who choose to reject Him as their Savior who are in Hell.
Every knee shall bow, every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Every single person who has lived or will live.
Nothing you will ever choose will ever impact your life more than choosing salvation in Christ Jesus.
It's literally a Heaven or Hell difference.