2 Corinthians 6:2 For He says: I heard you in an acceptable time, and I helped you in the day of salvation. Look, now is the acceptable time; now is the day of salvation.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ Is God's "Grace" to all who would believe and receive.
The time to believe, receive and seek the Lord while He may be found is now! Now is the time of salvation!
There is gonna come a time when the door of salvation will be shut. The good news on today is the fact that it will not happen without your knowledge. You have the opportunity for salvation right now.
The Gospel is preached around the world via internet, radio, television, satellite, etc. We are without excuse because the opportunity for salvation is available to all who would accept God's sacrificial offering, His Son Jesus , who shed His blood as atonement for our sins at Calvary.
One day the opportunity for salvation will be no more. We do not know what tomorrow holds, we do not know when or where death will meet us.
The issue of concern is "will we be ready when death comes"? Will we be ready to meet God? Will the life we have lived here on earth guarantee us a place in eternity with God or apart from God?
These are the questions we all must answer.
As we look throughout scripture, there were many, like many today, who took and are taking a risk with their life and their future by not preparing for death and eternity.
The door of salvation was open to them too and is open today, but many are being deceived by the enemy of their minds, as was back then that "this is your life, eat, drink and be merry." The same satan that tricked and deceived Adam and Even in the Garden is still in operation today in the lives of soooo many.
The road that ends in eternal death and destruction is getting wider and wider everyday. Those that are traveling it is not giving one through to their eternal destination.
Believe it or not, we have been given examples throughout the bible of people who did not believe and the door of salvation was shut to never open for them anymore.
Let's listen to just a few of the scriptures that I will use to drive home my point. Remember the 5 wise and the 5 foolish virgins? 5 prepared to meet the bridegroom and 5 procrastinated, believing that they had more time to prepare and when the Groom came at a time they did expect, they were caught off guard. Neither were they prepared to meet Him.
They missed the opportunity for salvation because when it came is when they decided to get prepared. It was too late!!! The door of salvation was shut for them.
Matthew 25:10-12 -And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut. 11 “Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’12 But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’
There is another story in the old testament about those who chose to follow the ways of the world through the wide gate that lead to destruction. Sad to say only 8 people believed and survived. Let's listen.
Genesis 7:7 -Noah, his sons, his wife, and his sons' wives entered the ark with him before the flood waters arrived.
Genesis 716-And those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him. And the Lord shut the door.
Genesis 7:23God wiped out every living thing on the earth--people, livestock, small animals that scurry along the ground, and the birds of the sky. All were destroyed. The only people who survived were Noah and those with him in the boat.
In each of these stories, the warning was sent. The 5 foolish virgins were told to purchase their oil. They had examples of those wise 5 who did, but yet still choose to do it there way by waiting and believing that they would have time.
Noah preached daily that the flood was coming and because it took almost 100 years, the people did not believe and continue on in their sinful ways, causing the door of salvation to be shut and open to them no more once the flood came and killed them all that were caught out of the ark of safety.
Where do you stand concerning your salvation today? Are you saved? If so, you have made the best decision you could ever make in life.
If you are not saved, I urge you to seek the Lord "NOW" for the saving of your soul. According to God's word, you do not want the door of salvation to be shut on you.
Time is out for pretending to be saved. Form of godliness is no longer working. True evidence of it can be clearly seen. Scripture declares that there are some things that can not be seen but in the spirit.
It is time to get saved and do it now!
God is sending a clarion call from heaven to earth to every man, woman, boy and girl that now is the acceptable time. Now is the time of Salvation!
When death knocks at your door, will you have entered into a personal relationship with Christ or will you have been locked out of the ark of safety forever because of your rejection of Christ and love for your flesh and all it's desires?
What will you hear when you stand before God? Will you hear God say "enter in or depart from Me, I know you not"?
Will you be ready when you name is called?
Now is the acceptable time. The day of "Salvation" is now. Do not put it off because you may regret it. Those 5 foolish virgins and all those who reject God's message from Job is your example on today of those who choose self over God's Grace.
Action is required of you on today!
God bless and I love you all.
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