And if we refuse to acknowledge this need, if we refuse to seek Him for forgiveness, if we refuse to believe Jesus is Lord and died on the cross to pay our sin penalty and was raised from the dead, if we refuse to turn from our sins and to turn our lives over to Him as Lord and to live according to His ways, we will pay the ultimate price of a life on this earth without His forgiveness. The curse of death, hell, and the lake of fire which is the end result of sin when we don’t turn away from it. Hell forever. Eternally away from God. In everlasting torment.
We ALL need God’s forgiveness because we are separated from Him without it because He is perfectly holy and righteous and we are all sinners by nature. When we turn our lives over to Him and seek and receive His forgiveness, we receive a forever relationship with Him. Hallelujah!
Let’s humble ourselves before Him and turn from our sins and turn to Him with true sorrow over our sins and learn to live the right way. Believing in Jesus. Following Jesus. Forever and ever in fellowship with Jesus. AMEN!
Oh Lord God, every one of us needs you. Every one of us falls short of your glory. We are all hopeless without you. Lord, I pray you would humble us all, that you would lead us all to repentance, that you would bring us all to a place of crying out to you for forgiveness and of turning our hearts and lives over to you. Bring conviction by your Holy Spirit. For I can’t stand the idea that any of us will spend forever in torment apart from you. I know some will end up there, Lord, because they chose to stay in rebellion toward you. But Lord, please, in your love and mercy, bring to those reading this a heart’s cry to surrender their lives utterly to you. Oh, please, Lord, please! AMEN!
“For even if I made you sorry with my letter, I do not regret it; though I did regret it. For I perceive that the same epistle made you sorry, though only for a while. Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing. For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.” 2 Cor. 7:8-10