In this article, I would like to say things straight to the point. No kid stuff, no being nice and personable, just the plain Truth, as is stated in the Holy Word of God. In these days, everyone wants to be “ Politically Correct. ” They don’t want to come off as being “Offensive.” My point is this: if the Holy Word of God is offensive to you…in any way…you have more problems than you realize. Let’s make sure that we understand something here; The Bible cuts the mustard one way…right down the middle!
The first thing to know is, YOU either belong to Jesus Christ…or you don’t. Regardless of how you act or what you say, YOU know whether you belong to Jesus Christ or not. If you were to die this very instant, you know where you are headed to in Eternity. You also know, you chose this destination all by yourself.
Matthew 16:25-28 “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.”
Whether or not you like that is not the issue; the issue is, do you believe it or not? What are you going to say when you stand before the Lord and this is in your mind? “Reward?”…“Your Works,” which is according to the “Intent of your Heart.” And be sure to note, the Lord knows your heart. Not just once or twice, but every Intent throughout your life. Sobering isn’t it?
Jeremiah 17:10 “I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.”
That can grate on your nerves if you do not belong to Jesus Christ.
Proverbs 3:5-8 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.”
Wow! There it is in Black and White, and you have what problems? What better reason for believing the Word of God than a Healthy Life? Trust me, my friends; this is straight out of the Word of God.
Numbers 32:22-23 “And the land be subdued before the LORD: then afterward ye shall return, and be guiltless before the LORD, and before Israel; and this land shall be your possession before the LORD. But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.”
Ahh! That grating feeling again. It makes my teeth hurt just to read this! Yet it does not have to be so for you, if you are willing to follow Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ IS the Answer to your problems—all of them!
1 John 1:6-7 “If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”
Again, in black and white, that is your Answer! We are all sinners, yet…for those that are Born-Again Believers and followers of Jesus Christ…our Sin…is covered by HIS Blood from the Cross of Calvary. We are NOT better than anyone else…we are simply forgiven of our sin. That alone makes us presentable before the Lord God…the Father. Anything else is a waste of your time.
When I was a young man, I wanted to do those things that my ancestors had done. They were able to talk with the animals, and so this is what I wanted to do. One day I sat down with a bag of raw peanuts in the shell. A rather large raccoon came over to about 6-7 feet from me, and I fed him/her some of my peanuts. He/she sat there and ate the peanuts and chattered to me, and I was in Love; yet I never understood a single thing he/she said. There was a language problem.
There is no language problem with the Holy Word of God; it is straightforward and to the point. The real problem is…how many read it? And then there is this: if you do read it, do you believe it?
Again I am going to say, a church is nothing more than a building. There is nothing HOLY about it, unless you are there to Worship the Lord…it begins with your Heart…the “Intent of your Heart!” As I have said so many times, you can sit in the pew every Sunday, sing all the hymns and FEEL so holy…and you can still be headed for Hell and the Lake of Fire. It is your decision to Follow Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior…or the lack thereof. THAT IS the difference!
Whatever your decision is about Jesus Christ, He IS the answer to every problem you could have.
Life is very short and death here on Earth is permanent. No one will ever come back from death. That again is not the problem…your Eternal destination is! It is very simple; follow the Lord Jesus Christ and go to Heaven for Eternity…or follow Satan and his ilk, denying Jesus Christ, and your destination will be Hell and the Lake of Fire.
It bothers me to an extent that there are more people dead and buried than there are people alive. How many of those were saved to Jesus Christ? That little word FEW gnaws at you! Only a FEW will find the “Narrow Path” that leads to Heaven and the Lord God. So where are all the others headed? That’s right…Hell and the Lake of Fire. Yet, you don’t have to be among them; you can change your destiny to Heaven. Jesus Christ is the ONLY Answer!
Read the Holy Word of God and choose wisely, my friends.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
I use the King James Version of the Bible, and all emphasis is mine.
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