You must meet God. Are you ready?
In comparison with this question, all others are utterly insignificant. You may be successful in business, have a wonderful family, and be healthy in both body and mind. You may even be religious and respected by all. But can you say with certainty that you are ready to meet God?
To be ready to meet God requires a new birth. Jesus said, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). This statement has no exceptions. It cannot be ignored, as it was given by the Lord Jesus Christ. Have you been born again?
The need for new birth arises from the fact that we are all sinners by birth and by practice. Sin is contrary to the nature of God. He hates sin, and it keeps us from having fellowship with Him. The Bible declares that God is “of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity” (Habakkuk 1:13).
But while God hates sin, He loves sinners. In fact, He loves us whether we walk the clean or filthy side of the road to Hell. Because He loves us, He has provided the way for us to be restored to fellowship with Him: “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 3:16).
God’s judgment for sin fell upon Christ on the cross, and there is cleansing and forgiveness for all who believe on Him. “As many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name” (John 1:12). Through new birth, by receiving Christ, by believing He died for my sins, I am born into the family of God and can answer the question “Are you ready?” with a glad and confident “Yes!”
Have you known this change? Have you experienced this new birth? Have you turned to God in repentance, admitting that you are a sinner in need of salvation? Have you given up the false idea that you can earn God’s favor through your own “good” works? Have you by faith accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord?
Do not resent these personal questions, for they are intended to lead you to blessing. If I were to tell you of a path to wealth and fame you would probably be very interested. What Jesus Christ offers you—forgiveness of sins and eternal life with Him in Heaven—is of infinite value. Put the matter to the test. Do it now.
The terms are simple: “This is His commandment, that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ” (1 John 3:23). Will you receive Him, the living Christ of God who died, rose again, and now offers salvation to all who believe on Him? Will you trust Him now as your very own Savior? It is not the reception of a creed, or identification with a church, or becoming a religious person that saves. It is the acceptance of a Person, the Son of God. Your acceptance or rejection of Him answers the solemn question, “Are you ready?”
“It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). When you stand before God, will you be stained with your sin or will you have been washed clean through faith in Jesus Christ? The issue is very clear: your response to Jesus Christ now will determine your destiny for eternity. “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved…. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 4:12; 16:31).
You must meet God. Are you ready?
Is YOUR Name In THE BOOK?Rev 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
Rev 20:11 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.
Rev 20:12 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.
Rev 20:13 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.
Rev 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Rev 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
“It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” (Hebrews 9:27)
“All that are in the graves shall hear His voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.” (John 5:28,29)
“We shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.” (Romans 14:10)
“I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God…. And the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.” (Revelation 20:12)
“There is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.” (Luke 12:2)
“Every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.” (Matthew 12:36)
“God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” (Ecclesiastes 12:14)
“We are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.” (Isaiah 64:6)
“Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” (James 2:10)
“By grace are ye saved through faith … not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8,9)
“God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
“Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God.” (1 Peter 3:18)
“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.” (John 11:25)
“There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:5)
“The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.” (Isaiah 1:18)
“If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” (Romans 10:9)
“There is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)
It is God’s desire that you know His plan of salvation. Even more than that, it is of vital importance that you know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior today!
“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” (Mark 8:36)
Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. (2 Corinthians 6:2)
“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 3:16)
“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” (John 3:36)
“There is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.” (Luke 15:10)
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Proverbs 11:30-31The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.
Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.
Imagine a swimmer who has gone out into deep water and is drowning. She cries to the lifeguard to save her. The lifeguard rushes to where she is, picks her up in her helpless condition and takes her to shore. The lifeguard has saved her from drowning.
Or, imagine a man who is trapped in a burning building and is quickly being overcome by smoke. He sees a firefighter coming toward him and cries out for help. The firefighter picks him up in his helpless condition and takes him out of the building. The firefighter has saved him from perishing in the fire.
In the same way, God has provided a Savior, Jesus Christ, who is able to rescue every sinner who trusts in Him. No matter what you’ve done, He can save you!
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 3:16)
Because of our rebellion against God, you and I are in danger of eternal separation from Him. This separation will mean being banished from the presence of God, who is the source of all good (James 1:17). It will also mean eternal punishment as we suffer the consequences of our sin. The Bible says:
All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)
The wages of sin is death. (Romans 6:23)
It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment. (Hebrews 9:27)
Whosoever was not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:15)
The Lord Jesus Christ became the Savior of sinners (that includes you and me) by coming down from Heaven and dying on the cross for our sins. God raised Him from the dead, and He is now a living Savior at God’s right hand in Heaven (Hebrews 1:3).
God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
Christ died for our sins … was buried, and … rose again the third day. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit. (1 Peter 3:18)
The only way for us to be saved from our sins (and their punishment), is to turn to God in repentance and place our faith in Jesus Christ. To repent is to realize and acknowledge that we are in serious trouble, just like a drowning swimmer. To place our faith in the Lord Jesus as Savior is to believe that He fully paid the price of our forgiveness and cleansing by bearing our sins in His own body on the cross (1 Peter 2:24). The Lord Jesus will save you the moment you trust your full weight of sin to Him.
No good works of ours, or anything else we can do, can possibly put one of our countless sins away. The only thing that we can do (the only thing God will accept) is to place our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, trusting Him to save us.
By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
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 5:24)
If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9-10)
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The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.
Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.
With justifiable alarm, we are witnessing a new and dangerous disease race around the globe. As fatalities increase, we take measures to try to protect ourselves and others. There is, however, a danger far greater and more pervasive than COVID-19.
In the Bible, we are told of a woman who approached the king to ask a favor of him. We don’t know her name; she is described only as a “wise woman.” Her words to the king were indeed wise, and among them was this short statement, “We will surely die.”1
Of course, you already know we will all die some day. The question is not if we will die; the question is only when, and how. Why must we all die? The Bible gives us the reason: “Through one man [Adam] sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned.”2 We cannot help that we are born with the tendency to sin, but each of us has also become guilty of deliberate acts of sin.
No amount of hand washing or disinfectant can halt the spread of sin; the entire human race is already infected, and what’s worse, the mortality rate is 100%. Physical death is only part of the result of this “disease” called sin. The far greater consequence extends throughout eternity.
The Bible says that “it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.”3 God is absolutely holy, and any sin is unacceptable to Him. Anyone who dies with their sin unforgiven is forever separated from God, and consequently from all that is good. Jesus Himself repeatedly warned about the great danger of eternal punishment. Dear friend, this is real! God has provided a remedy, but if you haven’t received it yet, you are at this moment still in tremendous danger.
COVID-19 has experts racing to develop an effective vaccine—and other medical treatments—which we hope will prevent the loss of many lives. But I’d like to point out that God has a plan in place to combat and ultimately cure the sin pandemic. Below is a quote from John 3:16 in the Bible:
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”4
Another Bible verse says, “the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world.”5 How does this work?
As the Bible says, these are “good tidings of great joy.”6 Jesus Christ came to this world with a mission, and that was to provide the cure for our sin. His miracles and His gracious life were proof of His divine power and merit, but these were not the solution. Our sin requires death, and so He intentionally went to a Roman cross, and there willingly died. As He suffered there, we learn from the Bible that God was punishing Him for our sins. “The Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.”7 Jesus never sinned, but took our place to endure the judgment we deserve. He died; He was buried; He rose from the dead.
“Whoever believes in Him,” John 3:16 says. God loves you and longs to save you from your sin and from eternal death. He offers every guilty, sincerely-repentant sinner the gift of salvation, simply through fully trusting Christ alone. Trusting yourself or any other way of salvation will never work. “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.”8 Yes, the danger of judgment for our sins is very real. But you can have forgiveness and cleansing from all those sins through the Lord Jesus Christ. “The wages of sin is death,” but the good news is: “the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”9
Bible References: 1 2 Samuel 14:14; 2 Romans 5:12; 3 Hebrews 9:27; 4 John 3:16; 5 1 John 4:14; 6 Luke 2:10; 7 Isaiah 53:6; 8 1 Timothy 1:15; 9 Romans 6:23
Proverbs 11:30-31 KJV
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.  Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.
I feel it on my bones!!! The time is NOW! TO TELL THE WORLD ABOUT THE SAVIOR! TO WARN THEM OF THE COMING JUDGMENT OF THIS WORLD! And to throw out the lifeline to each and every soul we can!!!!!