Are You Headed for Hell?

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Some time ago, a woman told me she was too bound to the world to place her faith in Christ. I suppose she did not want to give up the pleasures she enjoys in this temporal life, however much or little she might enjoy them anyway, for the sake of everlasting life with God. She would rather be lost and give up forever with God than surrender what she enjoys in this lifetime by believing in Jesus and making the decision to follow Him. Oh, how my heart grieved for her. But I did not only grieve for her; I grieve for the world.

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For our temporary pleasures on this earth are just that. Temporary. Fleeting. And the price this woman will pay for the pleasures she seeks in her sins on earth will be to die one day and spend forever enduring fiery torment in heinous hell. But this woman is not alone in this. So much of the world turns its back on Christ and walks according to the ways of this world – step by step on the highway to hell. Unless. Unless what? Unless she repents and believes the Gospel of Jesus Christ that He went to the cross for her, died an indescribably awful death for her to bear God’s wrath for her sins on Himself, and was raised from the dead. And unless she commits her life to following the ways of the Lord rather than the ways of this world. But this Gospel is not just for her, and it is not just for me. It is for anyone who will receive what the Lord offers us.

Can any pleasure on this earth be enough to be worth sacrificing the relationship with God we are given both now and forever when we repent  from our sins and receive Jesus as Lord? I have had to give up many pleasures of this world, worldly things, temptations, in my journey following Christ.

But I rest assured that the relationship I have today with the Lord and the assurance I will spend forever with Him makes all that I have had to leave behind nothing in comparison. I am no longer bound to the world. I am bound to the Lord. Forever.

Are you bound to the world, or are you bound to the Lord? Are you following the ways of this temporal world, or are you studying the Bible and living according to the ways of the Lord? If you are bound to the world, take off the yoke of this world, repent from your sins, and place your faith in Jesus the Christ who died on the cross to pay the penalty for your sins so you can have a relationship with God now and forevermore. Then study the Bible and bear the fruits of a life lived no longer for this world, but a life now and forever lived for Him! 

Mat 11:28  Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 
Mat 11:29  Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 

Mat 11:30  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. 
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Heb 11:24  By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; 
Heb 11:25  Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; 

Heb 11:26  Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward. 
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Php 3:7  But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. 
Php 3:8  Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, 

Php 3:9  And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: 
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