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Who Will You SEE??? A Word from THE WORD!!! #74
A simple but profound question for today; there is a day coming for each of us, and our choice in this life will set our eternal consequence; what will you choose? We will either see Jesus our Savior, Lord and King and spend eternity with HIM, or we will face HIM as our judge at the Great White Throne of judgment and find that our choice about Jesus was the wrong one, and face eternity in the Lake of Fire. Not a subject that most want to discuss today, but a subject that I feel led to state simply with the truth of God’s Word not mine!
“And I saw a great white throne,
and him that sat on it,
from whose face
the earth and the heaven fled away;
and there was found no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead,
small and great,
stand before God;
and the books were opened:
and another book was opened,
which is the book of life:
and the dead were judged
out of those things which were written
in the books,
according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead
which were in it;
and death and hell delivered up the dead
which were in them:
and they were judged every man
according to their works.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire.
This is the second death.
15 And whosoever was not found written
in the book of life
was cast into the lake of fire.” Revelation 20:11-15
Jesus Himself shared this with Nicodemus who came to Him to know truth, which Jesus provided.
“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.
17 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.
20 For every one that doeth evil
hateth the light,
neither cometh to the light,
lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that doeth truth
cometh to the light,
that his deeds may be made manifest,
that they are wrought in God.” John 3:16-21
Even as Jesus told Nicodemus earlier:
“Jesus answered and said unto him,
Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
Except a man be born again,
he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus saith unto him,
How can a man be born when he is old?
can he enter the second time
into his mother’s womb,
and be born?
5 Jesus answered,
Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
Except a man be born of water
and of the Spirit,
he cannot enter
into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh
and that which is born of the Spirit
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee,
Ye must be born again.” John 3:3-7
“But as many as received him,
to them gave he power
to become the sons of God,
even to them that believe on his name:
13 Which were born,
not of blood,
nor of the will of the flesh,
nor of the will of man,
but of God.” John 1:12-13
The test question is simply, “What have you done with Jesus?” Have you been “born again” or not. The question isn’t “will you bow” before King Jesus; but rather when will you bow? For God says that “every knee shall bow” and “every tongue… …confess that JESUS IS LORD”! Will you bow before The Lord Jesus in this life and receive HIS forgiveness for your sin, or will you bow before HIM as your judge with no opportunity for salvation by grace through faith?
“And being found in fashion as a man,
he humbled himself,
and became obedient unto death,
even the death of the cross.
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him,
and given him a name
which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus
every knee should bow,
of things in heaven,
and things in earth,
and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:8-11
Jesus will be the judge and HIS WORD will be the standard. No matter how much the world says that there are new rules–God hasn’t changed, nor will HIS Word.
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday,
and to day, and for ever.” Hebrews 13:8
“For the word of God
and sharper than any twoedged sword,
piercing even to the dividing asunder
of soul and spirit,
and of the joints and marrow,
and is a discerner
of the thoughts
of the heart.
13 Neither is there any creature
that is not manifest in his sight:
but all things are naked and opened
unto the eyes of him
with whom we have to do.” Hebrews 4:12-13
The choice is yours! Will you bow before Jesus, seeking His forgiveness of your sin (which HE paid for at Calvary with His substitutionary, atoning sacrifice for our salvation) and receive His new birth, or reject HIS love, grace, and provision for you to spend eternity with HIM?
“Giving thanks unto the Father,
which hath made us meet
to be partakers of the inheritance
of the saints in light:
13 Who hath delivered us
from the power of darkness,
and hath translated us
into the kingdom of his dear Son:
14 In whom we have redemption
through his blood,
even the forgiveness of sins:” Colossians 1:14
The choice is yours, what will you do?
“For as the Father raiseth up the dead,
and quickeneth them;
even so the Son quickeneth
whom he will.
22 For the Father judgeth no man,
but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
23 That all men should honour the Son,
even as they honour the Father.
He that honoureth not the Son
honoureth not the Father
which hath sent him.
24 Verily, verily, I say unto you,
He that heareth my word,
and believeth on him that sent me,
hath everlasting life,
and shall not come into condemnation;
but is passed from death
unto life.” John 5:21-24
It’s your choice, but there is a test coming! Please receive this KING who loves you and died for your salvation. He paid the price so you don’t have to, but you must come to Him in repentance and faith, trusting to HIS perfect sacrifice! I pray that you will heed His call while there is still time.
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock:
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
Amen and Amen!!!
Please join me at Jesus’ table for eternity!!!