Posted by: missionventureministries | December 8, 2013

DANGER IN RESISTING GOD’S CALL TO SALVATION – Hebrews 3:7-8

Hebrews 3 vs 7-8

Therefore, just as the Holy Spirit says, today if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts – Hebrews 3:7-8 

Many people do not realize how dangerous it is to procrastinate, and to wait to take the step to make a decision to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. 

People many times say, tomorrow is another day, I will make a decision then. In James 4:14 we read: “Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.”  Your last chance to accept the free gift of salvation given through grace might be right now. Think on this, many unbelievers seam to be satisfied with their current life, and neglect their spiritual need. Many understand the gospel and realize their need of salvation; even so they still put off making a decision. 

There may be another opportunity, but it is presumptuous and dangerous to impose on God’s patient mercy. 

Today is the day of salvation . . . behold, now is “THE ACCEPTABLE TIME,” behold, now is “THE DAY OF SALVATION” – 2 Corinthians 6:2. The time to accept His free gift is now! Do not wait or it might be too late: “It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God” – Hebrews 10:31 and the consequences of disobedience is an eternity apart from God in the lake of fire.  

Why not take the time right now to receive eternal life, it is as simple as A-B-C: 

Admit – I am a sinner and cannot attain eternal life by myself. Everyone has sinned and needs God’s forgiveness. “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) 

Believe – in Jesus Christ as God’s only Son who was crucified for my sins. “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

God’s forgiveness is available to all. “God so loved the world that He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

Confess – that Jesus Christ is Lord of my life. “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)

According to the Bible, it is impossible to get to heaven on our own. “By grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift-not from works, so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9) 

Turn away from sin and self. “Unless you repent, you will all perish as well!(Luke 13:3)

Turn to Jesus alone as your Savior and Lord. “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6) 

New Jerusalem is the place where we will live with God forever if we are willing to repent of our sins and confess Christ as our Lord and Savior.

New Jerusalem

 Jesus said: “If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come back and receive you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also.” (John 14:3) 

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