THE TIME IS NOW!

Are you one of the many who think time is on their side? Such People postpone every decision they need to make pertaining to

God and eternity. If you are, you probably say things like, “I am

young,” “I am too busy,” “I am in good health” or “I’ll do it later.”

If you had full control of your circumstances, you could

get away with procrastinating, and at just the right time of your

choosing, you could decide to believe in Jesus and be saved, and

everything would be fi ne. Unfortunately for you, you don’t have

much control of your life, you don’t get to decide when and how

you die; God does.

Maybe end of life issues don’t cross your mind often because

life at present is going so well for you. That’s what happened in

the days of Noah. The Bible says people were eating and drinking,

marrying and giving in marriage until the flood came (an indication

that life was going on as usual when the flood came) (see Matthew 24:37-38).

Of course, by the time the flood came, it was too late (see Genesis 6-7).

Their end had come suddenly, when there wasn’t much time for

them to call on God.

No matter how enjoyable you find this life, be reminded that

it is only temporary. The end will come when you least expect it.

All that the world has to offer cannot pay for your salvation. Only

the blood of Jesus is acceptable as payment for your sins. Th e Bible

says, “What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world,

yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his

soul?” (Matthew 16:26 NIV). Think about it.

Young people are being advised to start planning now for

retirement; so they can live comfortably in their later years. By the

same token, your soul will live forever; you need to make provision

for that. Where would you like to spend eternity, in heaven or 

in hell? If you prefer heaven, you’ll need to take the steps now to

guarantee it. When the jailer in the book of Acts asked Paul and

Silas, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” (Acts 16:30 NIV), they replied,

“Believe in the name of the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.” (Acts 16:31 NIV).

 

The way to salvation has not changed, and never will. God

decided the blood of Jesus was what it was going to take for Him

to forgive sins. So Jesus came and shed His blood. Now it is up to

you to believe in Him, confess your sins, ask for forgiveness and

accept salvation through His blood. On the other hand if you’d

rather spend eternity in hell, ignore the invitation to believe in

Jesus, and you will be guaranteed to go to hell. But why would you

choose that? Jesus loves you; that is why He died such a painful

death. Choose life today!

“Now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.”

2 Corinthians 6:2 NIV).