Death & the Devil
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Lord has provided a gift that cannot be forgotten. This gift is given freely to all who will accept it.
From the creation of mankind the Lord has made a plan for you and for me to be with Him for eternity. He has created us for his glory. We are created in His image. We are to serve Him, and worship Him, and seek Him for wisdom, knowledge, and instruction.
Colossians 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
There is a real God who has created all of these things that we can see with our eyes, and the things that are unseen, and unknown.
The world is in chaos because it is out of the will of God. Corruption has set in the hearts and minds of many. The world doesn’t look to the Holy One the Lord Jesus Christ.
The world looks to man and his devices that he has created. These devices only bring a further separation from God. Take a look at the headlines! Abortion, murder, rape, lying, cheating, stealing, homosexuality, drunkenness, drug abuse, adultery, fornication, pedophilia, beastiality, self idolization, glorification, and body mutilization.
There are thousands of religions, and millions of excuses that are given to avoid accountability.
There is only one true God who has created all things, and He has one only begotten Son by Him and His name is Jesus Christ.
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
There is no other gods, no other way for eternal salvation, no escape from the coming judgment of God, and no way of reconciliation, except through repentance of personal sin, and being born again of the spirit through Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is the only way to eternal life!
Jesus was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of a virgin woman, lived and grew up as a man, God in the flesh who laid aside His deity, and was free from sin. He was accused for speaking the truth, crucified, died and buried, and rose from the dead 3 days later, and is now seated at the right hand of the Lord God Jehovah, and will soon return again to judge the world.
Matthew 7:13 ¶ Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Matthew 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Millions of people in the world profess this religion, or that religion, and even claim to be followers of Jesus Christ, but Jesus states it clearly
(Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it)
It’s time for a self evaluation on where your walk is with Jesus Christ.
Where are you today spiritually?
Christians are you really a Christian?
Matthew 10:38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. 26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
There are so many things in this life that we strive for in this life. We put our families on the sacrificial table of life for our employments and status among people. We forsake morality for pleasure and entitlement.
We are self seeking and selfish creatures, but God still has created us for His purpose, and he offers a gift, His Son Jesus Christ.
It all started thousands of years ago when mankind was tempted by the Devil, and mankind gave in to the pleasures of this life. When mankind gave into sin and his will, that gave the enemy the devil dominion over this world, and put mankind into the bondage of sin.
Sin weighs you down, and it’s only fun for awhile. As time passes on we begin to grow old and through sickness, and the tragedies of this life no man or women or child can say how long their time is on this earth.
Death and the Devil hold no prejudice against mankind.
Job 1:7-10 7 And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. 8 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? 9 Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? 10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.
If you’re a Christian, atheist, or of one of the thousands of other religions in the world, God has provided a gift for you today that is still available.
It is the gift that you can never forget, a gift that He will never take away from you.
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: