Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Judgment is coming
Revelation 9:20-21 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
Judgment is coming to the world
The above verses are taken from the book of Revelation, the last book of the bible.
It reveals the sins of mankind, they were holding to these sins even after they saw some of God’s judgment in the end times.
Worship of devils-many of us are not into Satanism. But if the “god” we worship allow us to practice evil, then it is devilish. For example if a religion allows you to murder innocent lives, to kidnap people or hold people as hostages, then your “god” is like the devil.
Worship of idols- any graven image is considered an idol, that will include many gods of eastern religions, the graven image of Mary is an idol.
Murders- if we hate someone in our heart, entertain thoughts of bringing harm to people, we are committing murder in our hearts. We may not even have hateful thought when we abort a child, but it is murder because life begins at conception.
Sorceries-the use of magic or evil spirits to get what we want, like witchcraft or wicca. But note that anyone who made use of a higher supernatural power (God, goddess, Satan, spirits, spirit of dead people, angels, Cosmic energy etc) to get what they want is behaving like a sorcerer.
Fornication-Fornication is sex outside of marriage and also adultery. However the Greek word is porneia, which we have the word pornography, this will include all sexual perversions like lesbianism, sodomy, pedophilia, incest, cross dressing etc. If we lusted after someone in our mind, or have unclean thoughts, we have sinned.
Theft- Any acts of deception for material gain is theft, but those who commit any dishonest acts are just like thieves, these will include hiding or exaggerating truths for personal gain. Theft is greed and dishonesty.
Judgment is coming to the church
But there is a greater sin in Christian churches, many who profess to be Christian are living a life of sin. They have no desire to pursue holiness and forsake their sins. Many trust that they are going to heaven because they are members of a church or they have “accepted Christ” in the past, but they have make no commitment to forsake sins and follow Jesus, instead they are following the world, even the church is like the world.
For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? Hebrews 10:26-29
The bible contains many warnings of coming judgment, and judgment may come sooner than you think. If you have never know Jesus personally, now is the time to cry out to Jesus for mercy.
The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Psalms 34:18
If you have a repentant heart, and see yourself as utterly sinful and hopeless, there is hope for you. Jesus is able to forgive you and heal you. Ask Jesus to come into your life and make a commitment to follow Him. Following Jesus means a willingness to obey and trust Him.
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