THE FEAR OF PHYSICAL DEATH PUSHED YOU TO SURRENDER TO SIN?
Luke 12:1 “In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
3 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
4 AND I SAY UNTO YOU MY FRIENDS, BE NOT AFRAID OF THEM THAT KILL THE BODY, AND AFTER THAT HAVE NO MORE THAT THEY CAN DO.
5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.”
Many supposed Christians today have abandoned their faith and yield wilfully to temptations because they were threatened with physical death by their oppressors, who ultimately takes advantage of their cowardice to trample upon their supposed faith and firm believe in GOD. This action of these sets of believers who do compromised their faith at the face of daunting circumstances only shows that they were CHRIST followers by mouth. Their supposed born again theory holds no water as their action to submit to sin at that material time proves them otherwise. It is often said in the world that ‘everybody wants to go to heaven, but none wants to die’. Even in this context, you can only go to heaven in the pre-rapture atmosphere by death, and therefore whether you choose to die now or you tried to escape death by cooperating with Satan to sin against GOD, YOU WILL SURELY STILL DIE THE DEATH YOU ARE SO AFRAID OF NOW. The LORD said “Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.” Revelation 3:10.
Whereas Our LORD and Saviour JESUS CHRIST, has warned us never to be afraid of the people that can only kill us physically who have no access to determine our eternal destinations, many actually never believed nor accept this teaching because they feel that they are immotal – non dying beings, and therefore why will they die and ends their enjoyment that this wicked world present? It is rather very unfortunate that men and especially the supposed Christians who boast of making heaven at their death will succumb to the lies of devil in yielding to his deceit and thereby disobey GOD unthinkably. What a pity! If you are so sure of your faith and you have the confidence of your salvation just like Apostle Paul declared in Philippians 1:21 “For to me to live is Christ, AND TO DIE IS GAIN”; why then are you so afraid of making gain which physical death especially dying for your faith in CHRIST promotes? As a result, Christians today fears and obey the devil can only kill their body (physical death) and can dishonour and disobey GOD that can both kill them physically and also cast their soul (spiritual death) to hell fire that never quenched Mark 9:44.
Men and brethren, choose to stand your ground in whatever critical circumstances you may find yourself due to your unwavering faith in CHRIST, and rather die than agrees with the devil to commit sin against GOD. On this note, if armed robbers invades your house and they threatened to kill you if you refused their advances to RAPE YOU in the presence of your husband and children, please call their bluff and refused them to sexually maltreats you as a result of the fear of physical death and let them truly kill you as they threatened. You see, if you refused to become a radical Christian in the face of physical death, then heaven can never rely on you to be used to rescuing the dying world because you are chicken hearted. Your faith must goes beyond mere proclamation in your mouth to real defence of your supposed Christian faith in the face of persecution or the threat of physical death. 1 Corinthians 9:15 “But I have used none of these things: neither have I written these things, that it should be so done unto me: FOR IT WERE BETTER FOR ME TO DIE, THAN THAT ANY MAN SHOULD MAKE MY GLORYING VOID.”
Sisters, when rapist threatened you with death if you fail to let them come between your legs as a Christian, tell them that they will be quickening your journey to heaven and as such, you are very much willing to die for your faith as a Christian than allow the devil to have the victory as a result of the threat to your life. Joseph chose the prison rather sexual affair to sin against GOD Genesis 39:9.
Brothers in the higher institutions, choose death rather than life when cultists threatened you for your refusal to join their demonic fraternity. JESUS CHRIST is the LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH Revelation 5:5, and lions are known for their boldness and not cowardice which the righteous are likened Proverbs 28:1. So, if you are truly the SON OF GOD, you must prove yourself in the face of critical challenges.
People of GOD, GOD forbids that you become in a prey in the hands of the Islamic terrorists around the world today such as Nigeria’s Boko Haram, ISIS, Al-Shabaab, Al-Qaeda and their likes, who will threaten to kill you should you fail to renounce your Christianity and your faith on Our LORD JESUS CHRIST. In fact, rejoice that you will become a martyr for JESUS and let Satan and his followers remain in hell despite their threat of death. You must choose never to be part of the fall away before the day of the LORD comes. 2 Thessalonians 2:3 “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.” Rather choose to be among the remnant that will never bow their knees to Baal nor kissed his mouth. 1 Kings 19:18 “Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.”
Dear Christian brethren, when the time come for you to take your stand in GOD and declare to the devil that you are ready to die for JESUS than allow his agents to manipulate you into submitting to their evil and wicked desire, will GOD and heaven count on you? If others have chosen to join the multitudes and do evil Exodus 23:2, will you also join them? Remember, “narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” Matthew 7:14. Will you be among the FEW?
“Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.” Hebrews 12:4. Will you resist blood today? Will you strive against sin? The ball is in your court.