IF THE RIGHTEOUS BE SCARCELY SAVED
By: Oluwaseunfunmi Oluwatosin Sosan
I beseech thee, read this carefully, attentively and with an open mind.
These words of the Bible I dread so much, verse 18a especially.
1 Peter 4:17-19
17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
18 AND IF THE RIGHTEOUS SCARCELY BE SAVED, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator. (KJV)
Now, consider this again
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. (KJV)
In this verse, Jesus said few there be that find it.
Sadly enough, only very few are really finding it. Everyday many people die the unworthy death and end up in hell. Many lives have perished and many are still going to perish. But unfortunately, no matter the amount of times some hear the truth, they will still end up in hell. Why is this so? It is because they prefer the diluted truth and lies. The spirit of obstinacy and disobedience is seriously working hard.
Many people, even Christians are becoming truth-proof. The truth never hurts them anymore. Gone are the days when people hear the truth and fall on their knees, cry bitterly and ask God to forgive them and restore them. Now, it is just a tradition. Asking God for forgiveness as if asking one's earthly father for money.
People no longer fear God. The false preachers have increase drastically preaching all about prosperity and success but not about holiness and heaven. They sugarcoat sermons to draw the attention of many. They now marry Christianity with worldliness in their sermon. They tell people, God is after your heart and not your body. Earrings, trousers, make-ups, nail paints, will never send you to hell. They tell them there are white lies and diplomatic lies which God does not frown at. They tell them Abraham lied and He was still God's friend.
Are you that christian that will receive a call and tell the caller that you are in Ibadan but you are there in Lagos? You tell your boss you are on the way to work whereas you are yet to be dressed. You lie to your superiors concerning your health in order to skip work. You lie in order to keep the change from the money alloted to you for office expenses. A little bribe will not send you to hell they will tell you. Covering of head is not an issue with God, so they say.
They tell you people God can not condemn you because of your weaknesses. They encourage masturbation, smoking, alcoholism. They make them believe that they can never attain perfection even though we are told that as our Father in heaven is perfect, so must we be perfect. They tell them those wigs and weavon can't send you to hell. They say God has no issue with one's appearance. They make people chase shadows. They encourage unholy union. You can have a boyfriend/girlfriend, it is not bad, so they say. Some are even encouraging homosexuality, sexual looseness and whore-mongering.
Now the church has become worldly and the world has become churchy. We can now find all sorts of evil in the church. Christians no longer give reverence to God as their creator. Men work most of their times chasing after money while women busy themselves through adornment of their body with ornaments and jewelries. They will spend a whole day fixing another person's hair on their head but can not spend the whole day in solitude praying to God. Yet, they want to make heaven. Many prefer to sacrifice their time for worldly activities but find it difficult to meet with God. Some don't even hear God when He speaks to them because their mind is so much filled with wordly affections and desires.
The motivational preachers cannot save you. They motivate but will not tell you the truth. If majority of the new "what's up Jesus" churches today will tell their female congregation to stop wearing trousers, I am sure such churches will
be almost empty the next sunday. People will flee and this is because modern day Christians don't want to live a life of compromise and sacrifice. You can never enjoy the world and also enjoy heaven at the same time. If you are going to enjoy the world, it should be done in Christ. As a Christian, you must be easily identifiable with Christ and not with the world. The world is supposed to see you and hate your guts for godliness and spiritual sanity. The bitter truth is that if you are not being ridiculed for your belief in Christ, then you need to check yourself. If the world does not laugh at you for being a Christian, you need to check your spiritual state. If the world compliments you rather than revolt you, persecute you and harrass you, then be sure to know that worldiness still persist in your life. The world hated Christ and he said that if you follow Him, the world will definitely hate you too.
Ask yourself, does the world hate you or like you? Do smokers, prostitutes, pedophiles, alcoholics, fraudsters, gossipers, pagans, Muslims, cultists, adulterers, fornicators, liars, murderers, rapists, idolaters, robbers and terrible sinners find it comfortable to be around you with their conscience not pricking them? If it is a yes, be rest assured that there is a part of you that belongs to this world which attracts them, even in their terrible sinful states. Is your life an epitome of truth? Can people point at you and say if people can not be trust, they can trust you? Can even the unbelievers vouch for you anywhere, even in your absence? Do you think with your lifestyle and dressing, you can attract unbelievers to God? Do you think with your lifestyle and dressing, you can adequately stand before a crowd of unbelievers and confidently preach about Christ? Do you busy yourself with the things of this world rather than the things of God? Do you know that you are the unbelievers' Bible? Do you know that it is your character, attitude and religiosity that the unbelievers use for assessment?
These series of questions need your urgent response. You need to sit somewhere quietly and answer these questions by yourself. There are many who lives a double life. They are saintly outside but terrible sinners in their privacy. It has been said that majority of those who browse the internet at night, especially males are viewing pornographic sites.
Another reason why the righteous will scarcely be saved is because there is so much perversion in the world. And many christians out of ignorance and unconsciousness are promoting the perversions of this world. Almost everything has a connection to satan because he has perverted so many things.
Starting from the media and entertainment industry to the fashion industry. You can hardly use some social networks as a Christian. The rate of sexual immorality resulting from these social networks is very high. On the TV, immorality and sexual looseness is the order of the day. Music is perverted, yet some will say it can't do you any harm to listen to secular music. Almost the whole music industry is controlled by illuminati cult.
A musician releases a 10 track album, dedicates one to God and the remaining 9 to the world by promoting immorality, alcoholism and other satanic vices, yet you sing that one song and claim he is praising God. Are you fooling God or yourself?
You see some immodest clothings especially made by designers who dedicate their life to satanism and you say you have covered it with
the blood of Jesus. Are you fooling Jesus or yourself? Some see worldly stars on TV and want to be like them. Some christian ladies
want to buy that weaveon that Rihanna fixed, some want to have her hairstyle, some just love her make-up while some are obsessed with
her nail paints and lipsticks. Who do you think you are fooling?
You think you can use those satanic materials and also make heaven where there is perfect purity and holiness?
I have seen where ladies adorn themselves with earrings that carry satanic symbols but my guess is that they did it out of ignorance. How many have carried out researches enough to know the satanic symbols that surrounds us in the world we live in? Now, these ladies being christians will never see anything wrong in wearing earrings, but when you tell them, they will tell you it man's law. Is it possible to put on satanic objects and glorify him and still want to glorify God, satan's greatest enemy? They called themselves christians and God is not talking to them about the satanic object they put on their body, why? Deep question that needs deep thinking? Silver vs. Gold.
In Witchcraft, just about everything has either a masculine or feminine aspect. Whether they be herbs, planets, or elements, all can be defined as either masculine or feminine. Almost all Witchcraft symbols have either a masculine or feminine association. So too, there are masculine and feminine colors. Because the moon is a symbol of the female, and its glow is a cool silver, that color as well as the precious metal are associated with the feminine. The Sun, with its warm golden radiance is a male symbol, so Gold is the color and metal of the masculine.
Typically, jewelry for a man will be made of gold, and for a woman will be made of silver. Some use pendants that carry satanic symbols (example southern cross and ankh) and still unaware that they are unconsciously glorifying satan and practicing witchcraft. You buy a dead woman's hair and claim to have soaked it into the blood of Jesus, who do you fool, Jesus or yourself? Some christians in the race to acquire worldly beauty end up in salons where agents of satan and witches fix hair of their kind.
Out of ignorance, such christian will have witches and satanic agent touching her head freely, the head without heavenly fire and still expect God to anoint such head with heavenly power and glory. The world we live in is highly perverted and unless one moves with God, one will end up in hell with the terrible sinners that failed to repent and are now in hell.
Lastly, let's consider this verses especially verse 11.
2 Thess 2:7-12
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (KJV)
Studying verse 11 critically shows that God Himself will ensure that those who hate the truth will end up believing a lie that will eventually send them to hell. That delusion has started gradually but not in full force yet. And this can be seen from the way people rush to churches where motivational speeches and financial breakthrough are the order of the day. Modern day christians prefer to go to churches where they will be giving principles on how to be successful and buy their own private jets, live in mansions and drive exotic cars. They hate going to a place where they will be told
the truth, and things that relate with holiness and heaven discussed.
They hate to be told of the sacrifices and compromises they have to make for Christ if they will be sons and daughters of God. They prefer to be told that the way to heaven is believing Jesus and that is all. Yet, Jesus said not all who call me Lord, Lord will enter the kingdom of heaven. He will tell them, depart from me, o ye workers of iniquity. If just believing in Jesus with no sacrifice on our part guarantees us heaven, a lot of people will not be in hell right now.
The Bible says seek ye first the kingdom of God and its righteousness and all other things shall be added unto you. Are you seeking God alone so He can just bless you with your worldly desires? Are you seeking the righteousness that accrues with the Kingdom of God? Are you seeking the other things promised to be added unto you instead of seeking God's Kingdom and its righteousness? Are you even seeking God at all?
Let me tell you one thing today, the world is living in the age of grace but so also, it is experiencing the end of days. The end of this age will soon come. Grace period will soon be over.
Now, ask yourself, where will you be when Jesus Christ comes for His own people? Will you be counted worthy to enter into God's glory?
Would you receive commendation as a faithful servant or condemnation as an unfaithful servant? Ask yourself, can your life be compared to that of the early christians who died as martyrs for Christ?
Peter died a painful death, so did Matthew, John, Steven, Paul and many other apostles. There was a period when christians were killed anyhow in the most dreadful manners. Some christians were tied to animals and dragged around the city until their skins pilled off their bodies. Some were tied to two horses and when those horses were beaten, they ran in different ways tearing apart the victim. Some were hung in a tree full of termites. Some were tied to trees in the forest and left to be eaten by wild animals. Some were cooked in big pots alive. Now, ask yourself, can you withstand such treatment and death? Can you die as a martyr for Christ? If you can not and still have the grace to serve God peacefully without anybody
tormenting you or chasing you about, why not serve God dutifully with all your heart?
A time is coming when the grace will not be available. Many will wish for death but death will never come. Many will cry endlessly for rejecting the opportunities they had while it was given to them.
Do you want to be among the righteous who would be scarcely saved or the righteous who would not be saved at all? This message is coming straight to you as God has put it in my heart. It is not a message to condemn anyone but to look inwardly and address all issues that seem not to be in order. This is a message of admonishment. I am giving it out of the love I have for you all as prospective heirs to the kingdom of God. I do not wish to discourage you but rather plead to you to re-consider your stand with God.
Time is man's greatest enemy. Just like yesterday, we all greeted each other happy new year and now, another new year is coming. The sad thing is that the more new years we experience, the closer the coming of Christ. Will you be ready when Christ comes like a thief in the night. The Bible says watch, pray, be sober and vigilant. Are you vigilant and expecting the return of Master? Are you doing His work, using your talent to glorify Him or using it to glorify
satan? Are you giving to the needy who lives beside you and have nothing to live on? Do you pray fervently and read the word of God?
You need to check yourself now.
I moved down the road and see so many people who are lost. I enter into the bus and see so many lost souls. I shake my head in pity when I see Christians saying "amen in Jesus name" to the prayers of Alfas, Herbalist and other sinners who come to ply their trade in public buses. They have forgotten that the prayer of a sinner is an abomination to God. You will see Christians buying soaps, ointments and oils from people that they don't know their backgrounds or where they come from.
Some will use these things and still pray to God in the church. Nights I have cried and asked God why people especially christians, seems to be obstinate to observing the truth, and all that came to me is if the righteous scarcely be saved. Many are called but few are chosen. Do you think you are part of the few?
Strait is the gate, narrow is the way. The way you are walking, is it the narrow that does not allow you to compromise your faith in Jesus
for even the minutest form of worldliness? Or is the broad way that allows you to engage in many forms of anti-Christ activities? You know the answers. Your conscience knows the answer. Are you living a life to the point that you can confidently intercede for others before God?
Now, ever than before, christians are mixing occultism, sorcery, witchcraft with christianity in the name of traditional medicine. They
consult women who are deeply rooted in witchcraft and sorcery, that pretend to be harmless traditional medic. Are you that type of Christian buying "agbo jedi jedi, opa eyin and all sorts of concoctions from people you don't have any knowledge about? You drink all sorts of concoction and expect the Holy Spirit to manifest in you. The Holy Spirit is not mad neither stupid to manifest in a body containing evil materials.
Many people especially the unbelievers are joining one cult or the other. Gone are the days when occultism is practiced in secret, now it is done openly with no shame or fear. Would it not be better if people know you by the God you serve rather hiding behind the wall of shyness because there are somethings in your life you have not dropped. Would you prefer to end up in hell where illuminati, freemasonry, the templars, aiye, eiye, pirate, ogboni confraternities and so on would end up if they fail to give their life to Christ.
I end this note with Rev 20:15 which is also one of the most dreadful verses in the Bible that God used to jerk me out of my sinful state.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. (KJV)
When I was a non- serious christian, one day God spoke into my ears. The words he spoke to me woke me up and those words were "open Rev. 20:15". Me not knowing the Bible so well since I hardly read it opened my Bible to the verse. Lo and behold, that was what I found written there. I cried and asked the Lord to forgive me and re-write my name in the book of Life.
To be truthful, I still backside after that and not just once but thank God for His grace to got me to where I am today. The reason I tell you this is not for you to see me as a saint who is condemn but to let you know that I have passed
through what some of you have passed, still passing and God forbid, might likely pass through. I don't even know why I am writing this long note.
I am having this awkward feeling that tomorrow may not come but I pray I will not be a castaway. Tomorrow will definitely come but only God has the power to say it is over when He wants it to be over.
Lest I forget, check these verses, most especially verse 10.
9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. (KJV)
What verse 10 is implying is that the saints who are in heaven are already tired of waiting to enter into God's glory. They want Jesus to come and judge the earth as soon as possible. But Jesus in His mercy told them to rest for a season until their fellow christians would be killed the way they were killed while on earth. The saints in heaven are crying to God to judge the world for what it did to them. Now, these similar killings are being experience in the world right now.
Such scene happened in Syria, where the rebels attacked a christian town and told the christians to either reject Christ, become Muslims by confessing allah is god or be executed. Some where executed while some gave up Christ in order to still remain in this sinful world. No doubt that those who died as martyrs by not giving up their christian faith would definitely be rewarded by God and they will surely be in Heaven.
Sadly enough, such scene is gradually evolving in this country. Ask yourself, if you are faced with such a situation, will you be able to give up your life for Christ, knowing fully well that
there are still some sins in your life?
I call on you all unto repentance TODAY. Tomorrow, even the next minute might be too late. Satan is working aggressively to send many
souls to hell, and sadly enough, he is achieving his goal. But are you going to wait for him to add your soul to his quest? Are you going to let him make you perish with him and his agents?
Would it not be better if you escape the judgement that is to befall mankind.
I BEG YOU TODAY, HEED TO THE CALL OF JESUS CHRIST WHO WANTS YOU TO BE SAVED. HE WANTS YOU TO BE AT THE LAST SUPPER WHERE ONLY THE SAINTS WILL BE GATHERED. JESUS IS CALLING YOU TODAY. HEARKEN TO HIS VOICE AND REPENT OF YOUR OLD WAYS.
YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN A CHRISTIAN FOR MANY YEARS BUT YOUR CONSCIENCE TELL YOU BETTER ABOUT YOUR STATE. DON'T BE DECEIVED. TIME OF GRACE IS VERY SHORT. THE LORD WILL ARRIVE SOONER THAN YOU THINK.
REPENT WHILE YOU STILL HAVE THE OPTIONS OPENED TO YOU. WE ARE ONLY LIVING THE REMAINING HEAVENLY SECONDS GOD HAS ALLOWED. VERY SOON, IT SHALL BE MIDNIGHT AND THE LORD WILL COME FOR HIS PEOPLE. THANK YOU AS YOU HEED TO THIS CALL.
Please, I don't care about how many likes or comments you make. I have done this according to the will of my Lord and God. If you find this note helpful, copy, paste, share in anyway you want. All I am after is to save a soul or more so that God's kingdom will increase.