When you hear that someone has died,they have gone either to heaven or hell.
And what determines where they have gone isn’t what people think or beautiful messages people post about them on social media.
It doesn’t matter if everyone thinks you are in heaven.It doesn’t matter if they put bible verses on your grave or put statues of angels on your grave.
It doesn’t matter if they bury you with a bible.
All those things cannot change the true destination of where you really are.
The person who has died only reaps what they sowed and it’s forever too late to change anything.
If they were true disciples of Jesus they will be saved,but if they died in sin,they go to hell even though they may be buried wearing a pastor’s collar,or people talk about how much they loved God,or if they play beautiful gospel songs that talk about heaven at their funeral.
None of that changes the real truth of where they are.
If they died in sin,those people will still be in hell.
If you died in your sins,it doesn’t matter if people post pictures showing how you served in church.
People may make beautiful pictures portraying them in the skies but that cannot bring them up from hell.
Salvation is a journey we must take seriously while still alive.
Once death strikes, whoever is holy remains holy forever, whoever is unrighteous remains unrighteous forever.
In death you only reap what you sowed and no one can change that for you.
There is a great deception on the earth that you can be saved as long as you profess Jesus as Lord but continue in your sin.
Many people think Jesus died so that they can club,drink,live in the lusts of their flesh as long as they regularly go to church and pray.
My beloved brothers and sisters,there are so many people falling into hell each and every day just because they lived their lives with this lie.
If you truly want to be saved you need to be seperate from the world,or else you will perish.
Following Jesus requires you to stop your sin and follow Jesus.
If you continue in your sins and die you will perish because God is not mocked.
I have had people ask if am not tired of talking about repentance all the time.
I do want to because it’s God’s will but I HAVE TO because Jesus is weeping for you all who are still in your sins.
His heart is so heavy because of the righteous judgement that hangs on sinners heads.
He doesn’t want even one person to perish.
Jesus’heart is truly heavy for His people who are still in the bondage of sin.
No wonder there is great joy in heaven when a sinner repents!
He wants to bring them to His sheepfold to be truly His.
Jesus truly wants to save you but He cannot save you if you choose to continue in sin.
Jesus didn’t die to buy us a licence to sin freely and still inherit eternal life.
The Bible says the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of heaven.
Unrighteousness is commiting sin.
If you sow into the flesh,you will reap destruction.
Jesus cannot forcefully claim you as His when you rejected Him on earth and chose sin.
Jesus will say to the workers of iniquity who profess His name,”I never knew you!”
Following Jesus is not a casual thing where you talk about Him one minute and the next minute you are dancing to ungodly songs.
Or you talking about him one minute and the next you are drinking.
You will perish because you never believed in Jesus.
If you did, we would have seen the fruit of holiness in you.
Brothers and sisters there are too many people in the church filling up hell because they want both worlds.
They want to have Jesus and the world.
But light and darkness have nothing in common.
If truly the life of Jesus is in you,sin will become tormenting.
If you keep living in sin comfortably it’s because you have not been born again.
This is not a condemnation but a correction God wants for His people lost in sin so that you turn to God with all your heart while you still can.
So that you don’t perish in sin but are saved.
Jesus can no longer do anything for those begging for mercy from hell.
But He can save you from your sin when you call out to Him now while you are still alive.
To follow Jesus you must abandon your sins.
It’s not enough to just reduce the number of your sins.
You must abandon all of them and seek Jesus for forgiveness and salvation and you will find mercy.
It’s not about striving to be less of a sinner than the other person, comparing yourself by others.No!
Jesus said do you think those people who died were more sinners?
Then He said unless you repent you will also perish.(full verse at the end)
Jesus is showing us that it’s not about just reducing your sins so that you become a less sinner than your neighbor.
It’s about completely turning away from all sin.
If you keep some,you will still perish.
Following Jesus requires making up your mind because you cannot serve Him double mindedly.
The true grace from God is that even though we didn’t deserve it,Jesus came and died to make us able to find forgiveness of our sins when we believe in Him.
Without this grace we could never be forgiven for every sin we have ever committed since we were born.
Even if we stopped sinning,there could be no way to erase our sins.
So we were doomed, destined for God’s judgement in hell.
But God sent His Son to die for us so that as soon as we put our faith in Him,we find forgiveness.
But putting our faith in Him comes with REPENTANCE.
For,how can we claim to believe Him yet continue disobeying Him?
It means we don’t believe.
So our works show whether or not our faith is genuine because true faith is demonstrated by our works(lifestyle).
Lifestyle of sin shows unbelief and rejection of God’s only Son.
No wonder even Jesus said He will deny those who work iniquity.
Jesus didn’t die to make us free to live in sin.
If we live in sin we will perish.
“And Jesus answered and said to them, “Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things?
I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.
Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem?
I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.”
“Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?”
Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”