Thursday, June 19, 2014
"There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, in the end, ‘Thy will be done.’” ~ C.S. Lewis
Thy will be done 101: God is good and He basically gives ya what you want regarding eternity. Yup, that's basic. So what do you want?
He gives.. He cares.. He shows love to those who choose to be His enemies during this earthly-experience.. as we all should do. Sure, and you know this Lewis-statement is not unkind or politically correct, but just think about it a minute.
Thy will be done. You and I choose. All that will be in Hell, actually choose it or have already chosen it and there's zero party hardy or hearty there. Just sayin'. Sehr traurig huh (so sad)!.. cuz there's a much better option offered. Hey, "repentance" and "faith in Christ"—those are actually good words to hear 'bout, not some negative religious application. "For all have sinned (so destructive to more than one), and come short of the glory of God", therefore ditchin' sin, ditchin' the enemy who tempts us to, and the subsequent painful consequences.. that's always a good thing for any human.
People get so mad at God for everything bad that happens, even weatherpersons and insurance agents calls the tragedies of a sin-cursed-ill-affected earth: "Acts of God." But listen up.. it's people that send themselves to hell. They'll have no one to blame but self. It's people that reject Christ (the loving sinless Deity)—the Father's only Son and only provision for their sin.
"Don't say that a loving God is going to send you to hell - He's not. The thing that's going to send you to hell is that you're a sinner and you don't want to admit it." ~ J. Vernon McGee
The Bible says, "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23
"Hell is the highest reward that the devil can offer you for being a servant of his." ~ Billy Sunday
Hell is an uber-negative-location with no exit door when ya really want one, as well being a place where truth is seen a bit too late.
"I would rather go to heaven alone than go to hell in company." ~ R.A. Torrey
We all, if we're still suckin' air on earth have the great privilege of choosing what we deep-down inside really want, and choosing life "now" sure beats any "procrastination." Listen, all peeps simply ain't gunna go to heaven though God wants em to (and many people still aren't even wanting to..) and no one, even from a family of affluence and privilege here, will have the choice to turn and be regenerated post-mortem, though many popular false teachers say that people will have that chance at forgiveness after physical death.
Today is the day to decide—for ongoing LIFE during and after this life here.. or for death. We can decide for effectual ongoing protection or lasting destruction, for a real place called Heaven or an uber-lame location called Hell (yep, with all due respect you-wards.. there's no earnin' heaven. there's no good deeds outweighing our bad deeds for entrance, there's no reincarnation ever, there's no third choice "C", there's no purgatory for anyone moral or not so much.. though countless hours of workin' wooden beads have been invested by so many [hey, been there, done that and wasn't "saved" [a term God uses] until age 18]).
Jesus said, "He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad" (Matthew 12:30).
"Anyone who isn't with me opposes me, and anyone who isn't working with me is actually working against me" (Luke 11:23).
Listen, nobody that seriously and constantly desires real J O Y will ever miss out on it. Why? Well cuz, those who really seek really find. To those who knock.. it'll be opened. To those who ask the Father for forgiveness, regeneration, for His JOY, for abundant and lasting life in Christ.. they will indeed receive." He turns away none.
The Bible says, "Ask, and you will receive; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks will receive, and anyone who seeks will find, and the door will be opened to those who knock. Would any of you who are fathers give your son a stone when he asks for bread? Or would you give him a snake when he asks for a fish? As bad as you are, you know how to give good things to your children. How much more, then, will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!" Matthew 7:7-11
"When sinners are careless and stupid, and sinking into hell unconcerned, it is time the church should bestir themselves. It is as much the duty of the church to awake, as it is for the firemen to awake when a fire breaks out in the night in a great city." ~ Charles Finney
"If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our bodies. If they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees. Let no one go there unwarned and unprayed for." ~ Charles H. Spurgeon
Hell is the place for selfish people. Are you that way? The national anthem of hell will be, "I Did It My Way" instead of God's good way. Heaven is not the place for good people who earned it through good works. Heaven is the place for once-selfish people but then freely forgiven. "..No one is good except God alone" (Luke 18:19).
Disbelieve in that place called hell as so many of our contemporaries opt to do, and you unscrew, undo, unsettle, nullify, and unpin everything that's in all the books of Scripture—can't be done. Hey, you're smart, but are you so puffed up to view yourself as smarter than all saints who've come before you? You're not smarter than your omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient (all-mighty, ever-present, all-knowing), all-seeing Creator who really loves you. Believe in Jesus!
Though hell was created for fallen angels and wasn't originally designed for people.. though hell is not yet occupied, look around you.. it sadly will be soon. Ignore the friends that could give a flip about eternity, and don't go there! The truth: All unsaved (a Bible term) people will be cast into utter darkness forever where no love is. So SO lonely! Free will and neglect of this decision (not to choose is to choose).. will carry many a soul into hell, but the Good News of the Cross is that you can choose Life in Christ right now. Go for it.. 100% for Christ and become His disciple. Click like at: facebook.com/shareJesus
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