DON'T TAKE YOUR EXISTENCE FOR GRANTED

If you are reading this, it means you are alive! Do you have any idea why you are alive? You probably think it is because you take such good care of yourself (exercise, eat well, frequent doctor checkups), follow your doctor’s advice most of the time, or because you are such a good person.

All those reasons sound good, but here is the real reason, God loves you, and is giving you time to repent. When you die, He wants His angels to be able to usher you into His presence, where you will live with Him forever. But if you die without knowing Him as your Lord and Savior, He will not be able to let you into heaven. You might be wondering, “Why not”, it is because He is holy and nothing unholy can come into His presence. 

At this point you should be asking a few questions like: “Am I unholy?” “How can I become holy?” The answers to these questions can be found only in the Bible. The Bible says “For all (including you) have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Also, it says, “No one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again (John 3:3). So you see, you are a sinner, and you cannot in your sinful state gain entrance into the kingdom of God. The next question should be, “What can I do, or how can I become holy?”

The Bible says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). God’s Son is Jesus Christ. He died to pay the penalty that we cannot pay; through Jesus’ death God forgives all those who believe in Jesus.  So friend, this is what you have to do, believe in the name of Jesus, ask Him to forgive your sins, and be your Lord and Master. 

If you pray this sincerely, He will forgive you, cleanse you from sin, and indwell you through His Spirit. This is an urgent decision, because He is not going to wait for you indefinitely, and no one can do this on your behalf. So while you are alive and understand what you’ve just read, settle this issue now. In addition, be aware that although God is slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness (see Exodus 34:6), H also will not leave the guilty unpunished (see Nahum 1:3). Until you make this decision, God considers you   guilty, deserving to be punished.

Also, understand that God is not slow in keeping his promise; you are still around because He is patient and does not want you to perish (see 2 Peter 3:9).  Please make that decision now!