THE HOLY BIBLE (Contemporary English Version – Revelation 11:18): 18 When the nations got angry, you became angry too! Now the time has come for the dead to be judged. It is time for you to reward your servants the prophets and all of your people who honor your name, no matter who they are. It is time to destroy everyone who has destroyed the earth.”
THOUGHTS: In this vision it is recognized that ‘the time has come’ to judge. Also, ‘it is time’ for God to reward His servants and prophets. Also, ‘it is time’ to destroy everyone else. Friends, while I believe that we all will be in that first group, we will only be in one of the latter two groups – based on decisions we make today on what we will do with Jesus. So of course, it is important that I ask you to soberly consider which of the latter two groups will you be in? Please don’t sit back and think for a moment that it makes no difference about what you decide, because God will ultimately decide which group He will place you in. For throughout God’s Word it is clear that no decision at all leads to an ultimate placement in the last group, as you decided today not to accept the free gift of eternal life through accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Conversely, it is also clear in the Word of God, that for those who have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ, they will have life eternal in heaven with Jesus and His Father (God). This seems like a decision that will not require very much thought, for who would consciously say ‘no’ to a friend who sacrifices His own life, so that you might live eternally? Best of all, this Savior of mine has offered this ‘gift’ of eternal life to you at no cost to you! No need to worry over the family savings plan having to be sacrificed so that you might have a future to look forward to! God has already paid the price through sacrificing His one and only Son on a cruel cross so that whoever accepts Him as Lord, might be free to enter heaven’s gates. I want to see you there friend! Please don’t disappoint me, and that includes not procrastinating in making vital decisions such as mentioned already. Today is the day!
PRAYER: Thank You Father for reminding us in Your Word how critical it is that we make sound decisions today. You have assured us only of the very moment in which we currently exist to make these decisions. Lord Jesus, please soften the hearts of those reading this devotional who may need to immediately make a decision to accept You as Lord, for I want the joy of knowing that this reminder not only served to excite me about my future home, but also served to convince a lost person about their need for a Savior. With this reminder indelibly printed on our minds, may we be wise and humble to prepare ourselves for group two and our ultimate union with You, face to face, in heaven! Oh what a day that will be! Thankful, yet asking a lot this morning, in the precious and bold name of Jesus, my Lord and Savior, AMEN!
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