One Breath Away...
Life is so brief. One instant can change everything. Truly every one of us is one breath away from eternity. Sitting here in my office at our headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, the quiet atmosphere was invaded by sirens. I looked out my second story window to see lights flashing, medics and police officers surrounding a body lying in the street. Busy traffic was halted as the person was being attended. Was it a man or boy, woman or girl? Was it the end of a life, a life altering accident? It is times like this I wonder: did anyone ever get to that person to share the Gospel? Will he or she spend eternity in heaven or hell?
Often a person doesn’t get a chance to examine their soul to see if they are ready to meet God after a moment of tragedy. That is a question we need to ask now before our time is cut off by accident, sickness, or time. Have you yet realized that you are a sinner in the eyes of the holy God of heaven? Has any one told you that His word says the wages of sin is death? Do you know that there is only one way anyone can be right with God and enter His presence? It is not “doing better,” giving more, helping others, membership in some church, or being better than most others you know. It was a long time before I realized what God’s standard is. His holiness demands perfect righteousness. Do you know anyone like this; anyone that can legitimately meet this standard? NO? Neither do I. There are none! This is why God sent His son Jesus to come to our world. He was God come in human flesh. He came to die in our places, to pay the wages (death) that God’s righteousness demands. Jesus not only died in our place, He rose again and provided the righteousness that none of us can offer or muster. Jesus said of himself: “I am the way the truth and the life, no man comes to the Father, but by me.” God’s word specifies that we must believe what God says about Jesus and then call out to Him for His salvation (deliverance). God relays to us in the Bible this notice and requirement:
“If you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and will believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation... For whoever will call upon the name of the Lord, will be saved.”
Have you yet come to God on His terms? If you care to give more thought to this, go to this link and read: How to Get to Heaven or speak with someone on live chat at bbnchat.org.
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Life is brief, turn to God now; begin to study His word today; share the good news of Jesus with another person as soon as possible!