Thursday, February 19, 2015
The Dangerous Choice Of The Unwise Man
THE DANGEROUS CHOICE OF THE UNWISE MAN
Deuteronomy 30:19 “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.”
The ALMIGHTY GOD set two choice (life and death) ahead of everyone of us, and He left us to make our own choices but with His plea and admonition that we should choose LIFE so that we could live. GOD was not actually talking about living without dying a physical death, or dying a physical death. He was talking about eternal life in heaven and eternal death in hell fire. So let’s get this understood.
However, despite His pleas for us to choose life in order to avoid the damnation of hell fire, a lot of people today choose to rather die (make hell fire) than live (make heaven). Hence you see men and women involving in one form of wickedness and the other today without any remorse or being sorry for their evil and wickedness. Satan has succeeded in hardening their hearts. Acts 28:27 “For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.”
Brethren, no matter how beautiful a coffin (casket) may look and no matter how costly the price may worth, no sane man will ever accept it for a gift. Matthew 7:9 “Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? 10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?”
Isn’t it rather very unfortunate that man today chooses the stinking, horrible, painful, everlasting punishment and torments filled hell fire against the awesome and splendiferous heaven, where peace and everlasting joy reigns? Matthew 25:46 “And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.”
Dear friend, there is no standing in-between heaven and hell. You are either a candidate of heaven as confirmed by your obedience to the complete teachings of the Bible, or you are a candidate of hell fire as confirmed by your complete disobedience to the teachings of the Bible. Revelation 22:18 “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”
Likewise, there’s no in-between being a true Christian and nominal Christian. You are either a saint or you are a sinner period. John 3:7 “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.”
If your choice is to make heaven at last, then you must adhere to this biblical injunction that says “Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” Philippians 2:12.