Standing in your place
Apr 16, 2017
The Resurrection was required for eternal life
Apr 16, 2017
The greatest victory in life is the victory over self
Actually Satan is well-pleased to have the souls of men and women bound one day at a time. Many people intend to become Christians... some day... just not today. Is that what you are thinking? Several people in the Bible intended to get saved someday and yet someday never came. For example:
- Felix the Governor in Acts 24 heard the testimony of Paul as he told him about his experience and yet in verse 25, "And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a more convenient season I will call for thee." Verse 27 tells us that two years later Felix still had not called for Paul. There is no evidence that he ever got saved.
- Agrippa the King heard the testimony of Paul and was invited to become
a Christian in Acts 26:18. Paul says his mission was "To open
their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power
of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance
among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me."
Verse 28-29 says, "Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds."
- In Luke 12:16-34 Jesus gives the parable of the rich fool. He had everything his heart could desire and wanted more, verse 19. Yet in verse 20, "But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?"
Proverbs 27:1 says, "Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth."
James 4:13-14 says, "Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away."
FRIEND, WILL YOU GO TO HELL BECAUSE YOU PROCRASTINATED?
2 Corinthians 6:1-2 is God's invitation to you: "We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)"
Why not read Romans 10:9-13, obey and pray: "Dear lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner, please forgive my sin and save me today."