"The Price" -Don Twobears « Thread StartedToday at 6:52am »
The Price is so very High! 3 By Dontwobears
Hebrews 9:27 "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment." If I may be so bold, this lays it out for all to see and know. You get one life and that's it!
Daniel 12:2 "And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt." I’m just letting you know that life does not end when your physical body dies.
There are so many people nowadays that find it easier to be ignorant of God's Holy Word, usually by choice. My Point is this. Whether you choose to be ignorant or not does not change the Will of God one single bit. Maybe it is easier for you to deny Jesus Christ. The problem is, you can deny Jesus Christ, but Jesus Christ will always know everything about you.
The Bible says in Revelation 20:11-15 “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. 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. 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. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire.
This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the “book of life” was cast into the lake of fire.” Please pay attention to what is in the parentheses. According to these verses, they make all the difference in the world as to what is going to happen. The Paraphrasing is mine, but it’s for a reason. I am trying to emphasize things found in these verses that will apply to everyone.
I am trying also to get you to see there is a definite thick black line, and Jesus Christ stands on one side and Satan on the other. It is empirical to note that everyone ever born on this planet will have to choose one side or the other. There is no in between. No standing on the line. It is strictly one side or the other. The free will gift by God is that you get to choose which side you wish to be on. But please note.
Once your body dies, there is no changing of your mind. Your decision has already been noted and stored. There is no second chance after your death here on earth! That is a very sobering thought!
I'm not sure if everyone is able to understand or conceive this in their own mind, but are you aware that life here on earth is the first step you ever make into eternity? What a concept! Your life, as a human, has purpose and that is to live and learn and then come to that one decision concerning Jesus Christ.
That is the only thing we are here for.
It is the essence of why we were created by God. God wanted to create people that would Love HIM and that HE could love in return. God does not want robots or “yes men”. God wants true humans that understand how we got here and why. God has already shown us how much HE loves us and HE has done so through the crucifixion of HIS only son, Jesus Christ.
The blood that Jesus Christ shed on that cross is the only thing that can save us from eternal destruction in Hell. The Point is...you must ask for it! It is a decision! It is your choice! And that decision must be made before you die as a human!
Here are a few other things to think about as well. We like to run around expounding on the idea that there is no price on human life. Meaning, that every human being is a priceless item. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's."
And then in 1 Corinthians 7:22-23 "For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant. Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men." Your life was purchased by the blood of Jesus Christ on the cross! You and I, because of our sin, crucified God on a Roman Cross at Calvary.
Stop and think on that for a moment! That says either God is insane, or that HE loves us more than HIS own Life! That my Friends, is unparalleled Love! John 14:5-10 "Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? He that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father? Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works."
There is no greater truth in all things than that!
It is also a fact, that to know the Lord is to read and believe the Word of God, the Bible! It says in John 1:1-4 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men." This verse can only mean that the Holy Word of God (the Bible) is God. Therefore the Bible is a living Word of God to us.
Having noted all these scriptures, and the fact that the Word of God (the Bible) is God, then every single word in the Bible is true. It is God talking to you and I.
Romans 6:19-23 "I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.
What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." It is so simple to understand.
If your sin is not forgiven by God, then you will die as a human in your sin. You will not see Heaven! You must ask Jesus Christ to come into your life and wash you clean of your sin, and then follow HIM! It is through Jesus Christ that you are able to go to Heaven.
John 14:5-7 "Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him." I personally believe the greatest truth in this life is in the 14th chapter of John. There is no other way to Heaven and the Father, than through Jesus Christ. And I believe this to be the absolute Truth!
There is no other reason for us being here, than to come to Jesus Christ and everlasting life. Death is nothing to anyone, unless it separates us from Jesus Christ.
And if it does separate us from HIM, then it is because we have chosen for it to be that way. Therefore, Hell will be our eternal home. Separated for all eternity from God, Jesus Christ! We must read the Bible; we must come to Jesus Christ and be washed in HIS Blood. That is the Bottom Line!