I write this with a heavy heart. The longer you put off what Christ has done and offering you, the heavier my heart becomes.
The attempt to win you to Christ must continue until a time to stop comes, when that will be only GOD knows. I cannot afford to stop testifying of him just yet; and you cannot afford to reject him. Your soul depends on it!
The matter is certainly not taken lightly here, as some would mock and ridicule these things. GOD gives everyone even those people who mock, scoff and ridicule, no excuse to stand before him and say " I didn't know".
Do you know that the King James Bible speaks more on hell than it does heaven?
The Lord Jesus drank from a cup that was so horrendous even HE gasped at it! What was in that cup? The sins of the world were in that cup! Yours and mine included. So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; Hebrews 9:28
Our sins being so grotesque that the Man Christ Jesus took it upon himself and became sin for us (2Cor 5:21) that's why Christ said in torment "My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me"? Psalm 22:1 Matthew 27:46 . Although God, he was 100% Man he became fully aware of the Divine wrath poured out on sin (the cup!).
He bore our sins on the cross. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin... Isaiah 53:10
Christ, to bled and died for us. His blood was shed for many. The many are those who believe the gospel.
It is a matter of believing the gospel to be saved from going to hell. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 1Corinthians 15: 3,4
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. Acts 16:31.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Roman 3:23
But God commendeth his love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and 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. Roman 10:9-10
The gospel is too simple for many people, that they reject God's given grace that saves them. They have been falsely led into believing that they must do something of their own to earn God's merit. If that is the case, and it's not, then the Lord Jesus Christ died in vain! He died for nothing!!
If you reject God's Son, you reject what the Almighty God has provided for you to be be with HIM in heaven. Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6
It is so very important to receive the Lord Jesus now! as your Saviour!
2Corinthians 6:1-2. We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.
(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
The urgency of doing this is, because no one knows if another day is given them. We cannot promise ourselves another day !
Only by the grace of God does he give us these things, but he will not strive with men forever. The days in this life are short.
Isaiah 40:7-8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
James 1:11 For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.
1Peter 1:24-25 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
Here's an illustration to help you see the importance and urgency of why you need the Lord Jesus Christ now .
It's a lovely summer's day, you and I are walking along the harbour making for the pier.
As we are walking, you trip and fall into the water. To make matters worse, you cannot swim!
Now do you think there would be any point in me throwing you an instruction book on how to swim? OR shouting to you to wave your arms about? No! it's too late for that! What you need is a lifeline, because you are sinking down into a watery grave!
A passer-by shouts " throw him the life line next week" Would that be any good to you? Or "throw one tomorrow"! No! you need that life line now!
Now the Lord Jesus is the lifeline you need! because you are sinking into a worse place than a watery grave! You are sinking down into hell fire! And the time to take the Lord Jesus Christ as Your lifeline is Now!!
You may find yourself aghast at some of the things you have been told. But, is it not better to be shocked now while you can do something about it? And put your trust in the Lord and Saviour to save you from going to hell! Or Find yourself in hell when there's nothing you can do about it. Because, at that stage it's too late to do anything about your rejection towards the Saviour's Grace and Mercy!
2 Corinthians 6:2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
GOD is giving you his grace now to accept him, before you leave this world. Don' t shut the door in his face Be prepared!
We have an expression " You may have to be cruel to be kind " for your own good! The truth you have been given may sound cruel, but it's the truth, and it's through love you are given it!
Ezekiel 18:32 For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.
John 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.