A Choice to make

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A Choice to make

Post  servant on Thu 13 Mar 2008, 4:40 am

There are many choices to make in life. The most important for any unsaved or saved person is the choice
they make over choosing Jesus or the world. James 4:4 says {Adulterers! Do you not realize that love for the world is hatred for God? Anyone who chooses the world for a friend is constituted an enemy of God. Many Christians are at a cross roads. They have the things of this world which they still love on one side and Jesus who they claim to love on the other. They look at the world and all itís pleasures and material
possessions, and they look at Jesus with His loving arms starched out toward them calling all who would come unto Him, unwilling that any would perish. Jesus knows that time is running out. Godís Judgment is almost here. In Matthew 24:21 Jesus says { "For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be again.} A living hell on earth awaits this evil world, called the great tribulation. If Jesus says - there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. That means the worst things that
have occurred since time began of time will not equal the period of time in the
last days before Christ return.

And in Matthew 24:22 He says { "And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved.} The heathen does not care about God or his coming. All they want to do is party and be sinful, not realizing that once He comes itís to late. They hade time to repent and now the time has finely come to test each
man, and to see if he will stand for God or not. Itís your head or the mark. Which will it be. Jesus says in Revelation 2:10 { "Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life}. This is the true testing of the Christian in these times. How many will deny our master and Lord and receive the mark of doom. Anybody who accepts the antichristís mark will never after accepting the mark of the beast have any hope whatsoever of going to heaven. Instead they will burn forever in the lake of fire described in Revelation 14:10 { And he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.''} How many Christianís will go to heaven? The Bible says in Matthew 7:21-23 { "Not everyone who says to Me, `Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. "Many will say to Me in that day, `Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' "And then I will declare to them, `I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!' and in Matthew 7:13 {"Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. "Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.} What kind of Church is Jesus looking for to take home with him when He comes. Ephesians 5:27 says { that He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or
any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish. -1 Timothy 6:14 {. that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ's appearing, } Ė 2 Peter 3:14 { Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless;}. Does these scripture mean that you have to be as perfect as Jesus to get to heaven. If they did none of us would make it to heaven.

Romans 3:10-12 {As it is written: "There is none righteous, no, not one; there is none who understands; there is none who seeks after God. They have all gone out of the way; they have together become unprofitable; there is none who does good, no, not one.''}

Romans 3:23 { for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,} So what does this mean. Some would say that you are clothed with Jesus Christ, and you in your actions are still the same sinful person but since you are clothed with Christ God canít see your sins, He only sees Jesus. This is also wrong. For the Bible says in Romans 6:1 { What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?

Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?
Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. And 1 John 2:4 { 4.
He who says, "I know Him,'' and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked. } 1 John 3:6 Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him. }

1John 3:9-10 { Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God. 10. In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother.} So we see that by these scriptures God clearly demands us to Ė{be Holy for I am Holy- 1 Peter 1:16. 12:14 {Pursue peace with all men, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord:} Ephesians 1:4 {just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,}.

Of course it is impossible for any body to be as Holy as Jesus Christ. But to the eternal security preachers I say this whose who do evil will perish. Ezekiel 18:24 { "But when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and does according to all the abominations that the wicked man does, shall he live? All the righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; because of the unfaithfulness of which he is guilty and the sin which he has committed, because of them he shall die.} Even though we canít be as perfect as Jesus we are command to live righteousness lives to God, not following the deeds of the flesh. Romans 8:1. There must be a struggle in the Christians life to be as holy as they can while they await our mist excellent God and King, Jesus Christ the Lord. God rewards Holiness with blessing upon blessing!! For me the most precious blessing is when he lets me know that he is with me by filling me with a unexplainable joy. It is the joy of His Holy Spirit dwelling within me. Prize His most excellent name for ever and ever.

Amen. Servant

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