A FINE DAY BUT QUIET!
In sleepy Pickering I met a man who had no ‘time’ to speak about Eternity!
He had time to browse the town, drink coffee at the pavement cafe, but no time to consider where he would spend Eternity.
Don’t be too hard on him before you answer for yourself, ‘Where will you spend Eternity?‘
The only way to be sure is to seek and find the One who Inhabits Eternity that you might know and understand the conditions for fellowship with Him there and then.
In Isaiah Chapter 57, verse 15 He reveals Himself and explains the criterion necessary for the enjoyment of Eternity.
For thus says the High and Lofty One
Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy:
“I dwell in the high and holy place,
With him who has a contrite and humble spirit,
To revive the spirit of the humble,
And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
The New King James Version. 1982 (Is 57:15). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.
He is HOLY – sin is unwelcome, but sinners may enjoy Eternity if they will but confess their sin, repent of their sin and cast themselves upon the Saviour of sinners, Jesus Christ!
1 Timothy chapter 1 and verse 15 tells us that:
This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.
The New King James Version. 1982 (1 Ti 1:15). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.
Those who look to Jesus Christ for forgiveness, and only they, are made fit to enjoy Eternity with the Eternal God, those who pay no heed will spend Eternity in Hell.
Colossians chapter 1, verse 13 and 14:
He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.
The New King James Version. 1982 (Col 1:13–14). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.
THE MATTER IS THEREFORE FAR FROM ACADEMIC, ITS PERSONAL AND URGENT!
“Don’t put off ’till tomorrow what God commands today,
for man’s tomorrow and God’s today never meet.”
YOU have an appointment to keep, ‘today’ is all the ‘time’ you have, turn to Jesus Christ, call upon Him to save you, to give you an assurance of ‘Where You Will Spend Eternity’!
Clock Of Life
The clock of life is wound but once,
And no man has the power
To say just when the hands will stop;
At late, or early hour.
Now is the only time we own
to do His precious will,
Do not wait until tomorrow;
For the clock may then be still.
Tan, P. L. (1996). Encyclopedia of 7700 illustrations : A treasury of illustrations, anecdotes, facts and quotations for pastors, teachers and Christian workers. Garland TX: Bible Communications.
A FINAL THOUGHT FOR BELIEVERS:TOO BUSY: Too busy to read the Bible, too busy to wait and pray Too busy to speak out kindly to someone by the way! To busy to care and struggle, to think of the life to come Too busy building mansions, to plan for the heavenly home. Too busy to help a brother who faces the winter blast. Too busy to share his burden, when self in the balance is cast. Too busy for all that is holy on earth beneath the sky; Too busy to serve the Master, but not too busy to die.
AMG Bible Illustrations. 2000 (electronic ed.). Logos Library System; Bible Illustrations Series. Chattanooga: AMG Publishers.