I was walking down the trail near my hotel when a man on a bicycle came speeding by from behind me with a warning, “On your left!” as he passed by. Thank God I didn’t move to my left and get knocked down by him because his warning came too late. He actually didn’t warn me until he was already passing by me! Some warnings like that one come too late and in the grand scheme of things really aren’t such a very big deal, but God loves the world He created so much that the most important warning in the universe ever given is not too late and MUST BE HEARD AND HEEDED before it is too late.
The warning? God shows us in the Bible every human is a sinner separated from God and is headed for death, hell, and the lake of fire in forever torment apart from God with one exception. With one very big and life-saving and life-changing and everlasting-life-giving unless. Unless this.
ALL WHO TURN FROM OUR SINS, BELIEVE JESUS CHRIST IS LORD AND THAT HE DIED TO PAY OUR SIN PUNISHMENT AND WAS RAISED FROM THE DEAD, TRULY COMMITTING OUR LIVES TO GOD AND HIS WAYS, ARE FORGIVEN, ENTER INTO A FOREVER RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, AND ARE FILLED WITH GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT.
The warning? We MUST TURN FROM A LIFESTYLE OF SIN TO JESUS CHRIST AS LORD AND LIVE FOR THE LORD ACCORDING TO HIS WAYS AS HE TEACHES US IN THE BIBLE AND NO LONGER LIVE FOR SELF ACCORDING TO THE WORLD’S SINFUL WAYS. We MUST DEVOTE OUR LIVES TO CHRIST. Or else. Forever in torment.
God loves us so much He sent His only son Jesus to the earth to live a perfect life and to the cross for us so through repentance and faith in and our lives being devoted to Jesus we can have forever life with God. And He loves us so much He warns us not to end up in hell and the lake of fire but tells us instead to turn to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
The bike rider warned me too late. The Lord loves us so much He warns us on time. Before it’s too late. Because for those who end up in hell and the lake of fire, it’s too late. There is not turning back.
Now is the time if you haven’t already to humble yourself before God almighty and commit your life totally and forever to the Lord Jesus Christ! Hallelujah, AMEN!
Oh, dear Lord, thank you for coming to the earth in the form of a man, living a perfect life, going to the cross for us and being raised from the dead, for giving us the only way to forever life with you, for atoning for our sins, for showing us the way to heaven with you, for enabling us to have a relationship with you here on earth and forever in heaven, for warning us to turn to you, oh Lord, for drawing us to yourself, for forgiving those of us who turn to you as Lord, oh God, thank you! Thank you for your love, your salvation, and your dire warning, oh God. Now please, with all my heart, I beg you to get this message to those whom you desire to read it, and to hear it, and help them, cause them, lead them to heed it. That they would devote their lives utterly to you now and forevermore, oh Lord, amen!
“For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God; And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.” 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10 KJV