Bible Ballistics: BBs #495 HE Is Waiting For You!!!
“The Lord is not slack
concerning his promise,
as some men
but is longsuffering
not willing that any should perish,
but that all should come
to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9-10
Peter’s message of the coming of Jesus and the judgment of the world, is balanced with the loving, compassionate heart of God for the souls and lives of men, women, boys and girls. God has offered salvation to all who will come, and that means you and I dear friends; and if you are reading this and don’t know Jesus, I invite you to come to Him in repentance and faith—repentance of your own sin and going your own way, and looking to Jesus to save and deliver you from the penalty and power of sin.
While the judgment of God isn’t a fun or pleasant thing to talk about, it is imperative that we warn others of the coming judgment and the blessed hope that Jesus came to give to all who will believe in Him, and trust to His death, burial and resurrection as payment for sin. It’s the only payment for sin that will save; and it’s why Jesus came.
“And she shall bring forth a son,
and thou shalt call his name JESUS:
for he shall save his people
from their sins.” Matthew 1:21
Jesus saves us from our sin, from its penalty and its power!
“And as Moses lifted up the serpent
in the wilderness,
even so must the Son of man
be lifted up:
15 That whosoever believeth in him
should not perish,
but have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world,
that he gave
his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish,
but have everlasting life.” John 3:14-16
The voice of God’s Holy Spirit, is calling today, and if you hear His voice, I encourage you to respond to that call, for our salvation is initiated by God—not us! Time is running short and we must consider our eternal destiny. Yet remember that even if you say, “I’m not making a choice.” you have made a choice—to reject the voice of God to your heart. Please open your heart to Him while you can. God is waiting for you, but HE won’t wait forever. (See Gen 6:3)
“Seek ye the LORD while he may be found,
call ye upon him while he is near:
7 Let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts:
and let him return unto the LORD,
and he will have mercy upon him;
and to our God,
for he will abundantly pardon.” Isaiah 55:6-7
Is He calling to you? If you know Him, won’t you join me in praying for the conviction of The Holy Spirit to fall on those that we know and love, for all who need Jesus? He is calling—may we spread the good news everywhere we go?
“Behold, I stand at the door,
if any man hear my voice,
and open the door,
I will come in to him,
and will sup with him,
and he with me.” Revelation 3:20
Jesus died for you and me—we can choose to open that door or to ignore it. The choice is yours, but the consequence is eternal.
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die,
but after this the judgment:” Hebrews 9:27
So, have you heard His voice? He’s waiting for you to come. Jesus came that you and I might have life—eternal life in heaven with Him, and abundant life in this world—here and now! Won’t you trust Him today?
“For God sent not his Son into the world
to condemn the world;
but that the world through him
might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him
is not condemned:
but he that believeth not
is condemned already,
because he hath not believed
in the name of the only begotten
Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation,
that light is come into the world,
and men loved darkness
rather than light,
because their deeds were evil.” John 3:17-19
Amen and Amen!