Excerpted from The Hour Has Come by G. Ray Jordan 1948:
What will we do with Christ? Since He is what He is, since He lived as He did and died as He did, what is our decision? We must do something with Him. Here he is, this inescapable Christ, claiming that He has eternal life to offer! We are deciding upon our attitudes, even though we may be still deliberating what to do. While we are trying to make up our minds, we are necessarily making up our lives. We are now deciding whether we will accept life or continue merely to exist.
The measure of our wisdom is indicated by how seriously we deal with this Person who occupies a unique place in the history of mankind. Whether we receive the divine gift of life is contingent upon our capacity to understand Him and respond happily to Him.
“We needs must love the highest when we see it,” or sink to some lower level. Christ is the highest. If there were a better, finer, or nobler character, we would have to follow him. Because of what Christ is, because of what He has done, and because of what He now wants to do for us, we cannot sanely ignore Him. He is not merely the world’s highest, the finest and noblest person of whom anyone has ever known; He promises eternal life. We must believe Him or deny His claim. Ultimately He is inescapable. We must do something with Him.
Words of Grace for Strength
What will we do with Christ? A question everyone must answer for themselves…up to a point. Because eventually, all will bow before Him as cited by the apostle Paul (Isaiah 45:23).
“ For it is written: “As I live, says the Lord, Every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall confess to God” ( Romans 14:11).
The Lord has given each of us a choice while we live to trust in Jesus as our Savior, although there may be a point in one’s life when the Lord may harden one’s heart to His call as a result of continual (and continuous) defiance and rejection of Him. Think about the Jewish leaders in the time of the earthly ministry of Jesus; think of pharaoh when he dealt with Moses (or rather with God through Moses).
We who have accepted Him as Savior, who have made Him Lord of our lives, are blessed in that we are in His true church, His remnant church; we obediently and anxiously (yet joyfully) await His imminent return for His church. All will bow before Christ; when He chooses to call any of us home to Him, when He returns for His church (1 Thessalonians 4:13-17), before the Bema Seat (2 Corinthians 5:10), upon His Second Coming to earth (Revelation 19:11), or before the Great White Throne (Revelation 20:11).
We see believers, in all but the last instance, dropping in worship and praise at the moment we enter into His Very Presence. The last is for everyone else, those who have rejected Christ. But all will bow. So choose how you will live your life, whether you will or will not follow Him.
What will we do with Christ? The choice has to be made, it needs to be made wisely.
Matthew 12:32 speaks of what is known as the unpardonable sin:
“Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come.”
Jesus came to earth because of the rejection of the Father which occurred in the Garden, in disobedience to His will. When the Son came, He was rejected by the nation of Israel as Messiah. To blaspheme the Spirit is to reject the Holy Spirit, which is the Spirit and Mind of Christ. Once you do that, you are hardened in your heart against God, it is unpardonable because there is nowhere else to turn. What to do with Christ? Accept Him and trust Him as Savior. There is no one else.
Acts 4:12 is crystal clear:
“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
The hour has come to make a choice. Accept Him as Savior, make Him Lord of your life, and proclaim Him to others. Do it today, because,
Jesus is Coming Soon!
Dr. Tuck Whitaker and Andy Coticchio
Rafter Cross Ministries