“R.C. Sproul: A Consuming Fire”

Deuteronomy 32:28-43 NKJV
“For they are a nation void of counsel, Nor is there any understanding in them. [29] Oh, that they were wise, that they understood this, That they would consider their latter end! [30] How could one chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight, Unless their Rock had sold them, And the LORD had surrendered them? [31] For their rock is not like our Rock, Even our enemies themselves being judges. [32] For their vine is of the vine of Sodom And of the fields of Gomorrah; Their grapes are grapes of gall, Their clusters are bitter. [33] Their wine is the poison of serpents, And the cruel venom of cobras. [34] ‘Is this not laid up in store with Me, Sealed up among My treasures? [35] Vengeance is Mine, and recompense; Their foot shall slip in due time; For the day of their calamity is at hand, And the things to come hasten upon them.’ [36] “For the LORD will judge His people And have compassion on His servants, When He sees that their power is gone, And there is no one remaining, bond or free. [37] He will say: ‘Where are their gods, The rock in which they sought refuge? [38] Who ate the fat of their sacrifices, And drank the wine of their drink offering? Let them rise and help you, And be your refuge. [39] ‘Now see that I, even I, am He, And there is no God besides Me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; Nor is there any who can deliver from My hand. [40] For I raise My hand to heaven, And say, “As I live forever, [41] If I whet My glittering sword, And My hand takes hold on judgment, I will render vengeance to My enemies, And repay those who hate Me. [42] I will make My arrows drunk with blood, And My sword shall devour flesh, With the blood of the slain and the captives, From the heads of the leaders of the enemy.”‘ [43] “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with His people; For He will avenge the blood of His servants, And render vengeance to His adversaries; He will provide atonement for His land and His people.”

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“The Inescapable Law of Sowing and Reaping”

Galatians 6:7-8
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. [8] For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.

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The Day of Your Death

Will you ponder some words of truth,

Though you be up in years, or yet in your youth?

With each passing day your life spins by,

Death creeps closer till it’s your turn to die.

On your bed of death the thought comes to mind –

all your dear loved ones you must leave behind.

They speak words of comfort and try not to cry,

But there is no comfort; it’s your turn to die.

As you reflect upon many wasted years,

Your poor heart saddens and your eyes fill with tears.

You spent so much time for family and friends,

Yet so little time being grieved for your sins.

You sped through your years consuming worldly pleasures,

Yet never investing in Heavenly treasures.

With these sobering thoughts you begin to grow scared;

It’s your turn to die, and you have not prepared!

Year after year you rejected God’s Son;

Over and over the Gospel you would shun.

God’s Spirit which spoke to your once tender heart

Has now been replaced with Satan’s stinging dart.

Like a tale which is told, your life has flown by,

Your days are expired, and it’s your turn to die.

A piercing chill suddenly fills the air

While Death enters the room like a strange nightmare.

But this is no dream, the time has arrived;

You’ll die in a moment to never be revived.

All loved ones fade as Death closes in;

Your body lies helpless, and you cannot win.

With one final struggle you gasp for your breath

To find your soul in the arms of Death!

As loved ones gaze upon your lifeless frame,

Your soul makes its journey to the Land of the Flame.

“Why me?” you cry, “I wasn’t that bad!”

But then you recall all the chances you had.

Time and time again God’s humble servants came,

Offering you salvation in Jesus’ name.

But you cared not for God’s holy plan;

You despised His servants, and from His truth you ran.

Now as your feet sink into the flame,

All hope is gone to trust in His name.

Deeper you go into the fiery bath,

Having traded God’s mercy for His never-ending wrath.

While horror fills your soul and the pain multiplies,

Your screams simply fade into the smoke-filled skies.

As you wade through the flames seeking consolation,

Those you encounter have the same condemnation.

There’s no one to help, there’s nowhere to turn;

Refuge has fled, and you’re left here to burn!

As your loved ones back home in the world above

Comfort one another with words of love,

They’re all unaware of your sad plight beneath,

Of your weeping, your wailing, and your gnashing teeth!

They’ll soon gently lay your body in the ground,

But of your screams below they won’t hear a sound.

Never again will you see a smiling face,

Only faces of agony in this damnable place.

No children playing with whom to share your love,

Not another second with your sweetheart above.

No food to eat, no water in sight,

Forever you’re a captive to Hell’s dark night!

Sunsets have vanished, no mountains, no streams,

Only roaring flames and soul-piercing screams!

At last you now see your error so well:

when you said “No” to Jesus, you said “Yes” to Hell.

LISTEN…

You don’t have to go to Hell. God wants NO ONE in Hell! The Bible says in 2 Peter 3:9, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” Revelation 1:5 says, “And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood.”

Jesus Christ has come to your rescue! If you’ll confess to God that you’re a sinner and receive His Son as your one and only Saviour, you can escape the damnation of Hell. Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Then Romans 6:23 says, “ For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Stop justifying your sins and simply confess to God that you are a lost sinner in need of salvation.

Jesus shed His sinless blood and died to pay for your sins, and He rose again the third day for your justification. The Bible says He’ll save you if you’ll RECEIVE Him as your Saviour: “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12) “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt 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.” (Romans 10:9-10) “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13)

The decision is all yours. You can live a lie and spend eternity in the fires of Hell, or you can trust the Lord Jesus Christ and have a glorious home in Heaven. One day you will awaken, and it will be your day to die. Will you die in Jesus, or will you die in your sins?

We Must See Jesus

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John 12:20-26 (KJV) And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast (of the Passover): [21] The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus. [22] Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip tell Jesus. [23] And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. [24] Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. [25] He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. [26] If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any…

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The Arresting Officer

THE ARRESTING OFFICER OF ALL MANKIND IS PHYSICAL DEATH

The condemnation vs.
The Pardon

Romans 3:19-25
Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

[20] Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

[21] But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;

[22] Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

[23] For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

[24] Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

[25] Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

Every person who has ever lived…or alive now…or born in the future, will be arrested…The arresting officer is death…The arresting officer will bring the person in front the Judge of The Universe which is God…(The Father, The Son, and The Holy Ghost) To stand trial in Judgment…

Hebrews 9:27 KJV
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

Romans 14:10-12 KJV
But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

[11] For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

[12] So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

If a person has not been born again, and received Jesus as Lord and Savior…if their name is not written in The Lambs Book of Life…their death sentence will be eternity in hell, The Word of God has posted the death sentence for those who die lost without Jesus Christ. Here is the death sentence in Rev. 20 :15.

Revelation 20:15
And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

For the wrath of God still abides permanently on the lost person, if he dies lost and without Jesus. When you are born and take your first breath, you are placed under the death sentence. In other words, everyone is born into sin, a natural born sinner.

You must be born again, by The Spirit of God, or you cant see the kingdom of God. You must be born again in order to receive a pardon, and have the death sentence removed by Jesus Christ.

After physical death, it’s to late to be saved. You must receive Christ Jesus as your Lord and Saviour while life and breath is still in your physical body. Jesus is the only one who can remove the death sentence that everyone is born under.

But you say, what about John 3:16 ?

Great question, and also a great truth in scripture of Gods amazing love for His people. However, we must be careful not to single this verse out by itself alone, without the rest of the scriptures that go along with John 3:16.

John 3:16-21 KJV
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….AMEN.

[17] For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

[18] He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

[19] And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

[20] For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

[21] But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

If you have been born again…and your name is written in The Lambs book of Life…and God sees The Blood of Jesus as Justification, verification, and proof…Then the Judge (God) will dismiss your case…because your fine has been paid in full by Jesus Christ His Son…and you will receive your free gift of eternal life, your pardon is granted. All humans who live…must die physically, death is the wages of sin. The gift of God is Eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The remedy for your sin, and the only one who can pardon the death sentence, is Jesus Christ.

Romans 5:12 KJV
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

2 Corinthians 5:10-11 KJV
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

[11] Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

Thanks To Jesus Christ, and His finished work on The Cross for our sins…The Judge doesn’t see the sins of the saved and those born again…they are invisible to the Judge, He has cast our sins as far as the east is from the west…He cast our sins into the depths of the sea to remember them no more, because of Jesus shed blood…Thank you Jesus.

John 3:35-36 KJV
The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. [36] He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

Romans 6:22-23 KJV
But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

[23] For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

John 14:6 KJV
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Ezekiel 18:20-23 KJV
The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.

[21] But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.

[22] All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that he hath done he shall live.

[23] Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord God : and not that he should return from his ways, and live?