Wednesday, July 16, 2008

What is your relationship with the Father.

We must understand that all of us, to include believers and unbelievers all have a relationship with God. The question for you the reader is, what is your relationship like?

Is your relationship one that you have a mediator(Christ). Do you have someone you can trust in and have faith that His (Christ)personal work of death on the cross for the sins of you and me will be substituted for your unrighteousness. Will He (Christ)be the propitiation for God for you? Will He say, Alex I'm covering for you, or Bob, I've got your back. Will he say to His Father, this one is Mine. Will He say, God, don't show your wrath on him, I'm his substitute. This is a relationship, this is a bond, this is a promise. Without this kind of relationship you will be delegated to another kind of relationship.

This other relationship is one of Wrath. One where God is not happy with your performance. One where he will judge you for all the sin you have committed in your life. One which will begin in the lake of fire, and continue for eternity.

You see, death would be an easy way out, however, it's not so easy. Your relationship of wrath will start at the lake of fire (Rev 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.) , and it will not end. It is a relationship that will continue for eternity. There is no evidence in the Bible saying you will die here, and that life will end for you. My fellow brothers and sisters, please wake-up to this reality. This is a place of terrible torment forever. Look at what Jesus says in Matthew 8:12. "But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." Brothers and sisters, this isn't afternoon tea time, this is real punishment. This makes Brushy Mountain Prison, look like a stroll in the park.

What is your relationship like today. If you are a believer, what joy, what relief, what a Godsend. However, if you are an unbeliever, fear for you. My fear of what is in store for you. If you are reading this, it is not to late. Some of you may have been told that all you need to do is to invite Jesus into your heart,,,,,oh please don't believe this, there is no Bible for this, it is not scripturally correct and it is not in the Bible. What is in the Bible is this, you need to change your relationship with God, you need to Repent and Believe. Repent means change your way, change who you are, turn from your sins, turn towards Jesus and his teachings, forgo your oldself, change your mind, who you are, and who you want to be. Believe is easier to understand because its a word we use frequently. Just believe that Jesus did die for your sins and that he will cover your sinfulness at the time of your death. That his personal work on the cross will cover you. Jesus early in his ministry in Matthew 4:17 states "From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." In John 3:16, Jesus says, "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."

Believe and repent. Have the correct relationship with God. Think about this in terms of your wife or your children, how much better for you and your family when your relationship is good, it is loving, caring, and nurturing. Now look at your relationship with God, is it the same. Please, before it is to late change your relationship for your safety.

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