All You Have is Now
ll You Have is Now
“Why sit we here until we die?” — 2 Kings 7:3
“…and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish” Esther 4:16
To maintain the status quo in your current situation is to allow the Devil to have a free ride with your life- this is an unconscious choice with its consequences, which is prolong suffering, stress and further alienation from God.
Though this short exhortation is for my brethren in the Lord, maybe there is a reader that is yet unsaved, our heart yearns over you. Take a look at the story of the lepers or Queen Esther from the above passages; their situation could be said to be similar to yours this morning. If you remain where you are you must perish; if you go to Jesus, you might live. “Nothing venture, nothing gained,” and in your situation, the risk is not great. If you sit still as you’ve always done the result can only get worse this you already know. You have nothing to lose in trying Jesus, who is THE WAY the Truth and the Life. None escape who refuse to look to Jesus. Others have made the decision and are content today, why not you? “Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger that we perish not?” Jonah 3:9. Act upon the same hope, and try the Lord’s mercy. Jesus casts out none who come unto him. You shall not perish if you trust him; on the contrary, you will find hope and joy.
I will like to remind you that Hell is as real as every other element of creation that you can see around. God’s creation is real can be divided in two: Temporal and Eternal. Temporal creation: objects like you, me, Pain, Sorrow, Wealth, Health, Situations and man’s Life- they are only for a season. Eternal creation: things like Jesus, Holy Spirit, God, Your Spirit (This is the real you), Satan, Heaven, and Hell. Heaven and Hell are definite destinations for God’s creations. In heaven you Jesus, Holy Spirit, God, Joy, Peace, Worship and the SAVED (Me and maybe you). Hell was created by God for the Devil after his fall as a final destination and also for all sinners who would reject Jesus Christ the Son of God. In Hell, there is Satan, Torment, Anguish, a Lake of unquenchable fire burning forever. Hell would be unbearable, and there is no escape, no suicide, the pain, sorrows, and fire of today as you know it, is nothing compared to Hell. The God that created pain and sorrow also created Hell, and if He says it’s not conducive for you, then please don’t go there, it a place for HIS enemies, those that rejected His only Son Jesus and especially for Satan and other fallen angels. IT IS A DANGEROUS THING TO FALL INTO HANDS OF AN ANGRY ALMIGHTY GOD. If in doubt ask ancient Egyptians, Jews, Sodom and Gomorrah, Satan fell like lightning at the site of God when He was angry (Luke 10:18). This is real!
Hell wasn’t created for you or any human being it is the final abode of Satan and fallen angels.
Why would anyone want to live temporarily on earth with the ups and downs of pains, aches diseases, sorrow, evil, wars, etc. and still want to end up in Hell (This is a lose-lose situation). But by the Grace of God, you can have a win-win situation today, if only you will accept the Lord our God even Jesus as your Lord and savior. Tomorrow might be too late.
May the Holy Spirit embolden you to go to Christ at once, and you shall not believe in vain. Hold not your peace after your salvation, share this new found hope with somebody.
Just as the lepers in 2Kings 7:3 would die of starvation if they remained where they were and did nothing, in Esther 4:16 Law or no Law Queen Esther would eventually be destroyed with the rest the Jews so also would you be dammed for Hell if you do nothing about your current situation. The lepers went forward to the camp of their enemies, Esther fasted and faced her fears. You can also be victorious, just get on your knees and accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and Heaven will rejoice over you more than earthly parents rejoice over new born babies.
In Hell there is no repentance- too late, God would have withdrawn GRACE. Grace is for Salvation and Power to live on earth.
Father Lord I pray you release the Grace that convicts hearts and minds upon my readers today, if there be anything in their lives that is exalting itself over the Lordship of Jesus, Father remove it in Jesus name (IJN). Father for their rebuke the spirit of anti-Christ and open their eyes to see Jesus as He is- a Savior IJN. Amen.
May 22, 2017