I know Christ, I believe in Him, in His death & resurrection. I go to church and pray about my needs, I thank God and even give an offering. I receive the holy communion & give my tithe. Am a Christian, am a believer. I stumble & fall but then again He forgives me. God is love & for sure understands whenever I compromise with his truth, after all am still a Christian, am still a child of God; I still believe in him right? I know what the bible says, but a little lie won’t hurt; God understands I had to fix this, I had no other way around it. The company I work for takes me for granted, am never appreciated despite all I give; I will pay myself, I will adjust the receipts and sign vouchers for refunds. If God is just, He understands. I fantasize about him, even though I desire what I can’t have; it hurts no one and am still ‘faithful’ to my spouse (I don’t physically sleep around)/am still a virgin waiting on the Lord. He is married to her but she doesn’t get him like I do; am just being there for him, at the end of the day he goes home happy, am ok and she gets to keep her marriage; God knows that I honestly care about him.
‘Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the spirit, from the spirit will reap eternal life’.Galatians 6:7-8 (NIV)
Why are we born again if we compromise with the word of God just because it doesn’t suit us or we don’t understand why we are asked to obey certain precepts? Why can’t I have sex before am married? Simple, because God says so. Why should I have devotion every day? How else will you get to know about Christ and how do you expect to win a day’s battle without drawing strength from Christ first? Why do we support homosexuality when the bible is clearly against it? Because we ought to love people? Because Christ came for us all & we are all sinners and have fallen short of the grace of God? Just because I love my child, I won’t let him play with fire – despite how much it fascinates him, because I know he will get burnt. Does that mean I don’t love him? The truth is we don’t know the Christianity we profess. We don’t know the Christ we confess because if we loved him we would know right from wrong – through the holy spirit that convicts us of our wrongs. Yet, we still compromise because when we sin, we do not lose an arm or a leg, and we easily forget how he redeemed us. But this is what the bible says –
For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them away. That is how it will be at the coming of the son of man. Mathew 24:38-39. (NIV)
There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. Proverbs 14:12 (NIV)
We can chose a night of pleasure to indulge in lust, alcohol & drugs; or hours of watching secular music, movies and a set of series that blind us from sin while enriching us with lust, deceit, bondage and envy; you will even get away with lying, denouncing God, breaking certain commandments (if you break one you have broken all – James 2:10) and have a successful life without receiving Christ – none of these is worth eternal damnation in hell.
Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done. Then death and hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. Rev 20:11-15. (NIV)
He will be tormented with burning sulphur in the presence of the holy angels and of the lamb (God is a loving God, but he won’t entertain sin). And the smoke of their torment rises for ever and ever. There is no rest day or night…. Rev 14: 10-11 (NIV)
Then who shall be saved? Keep striving, because those who seek righteousness shall be filled. Mathew 5:6 (NIV)
What happens when we die?
For we were born only yesterday and know nothing, and our days on earth are but a shadow. Job 8:9 (NIV)
The very instant you breathe your last on earth; life continues either in heaven or hell – our souls are eternal. With the toxicity of sulphur, the stench & torment in hell, it’s a struggle to breath and all one can do is gasp for air – forever. Its like that moment you have been running and are out of breath, and all you want is to catch a breath. Well, there’s no catching of breath in hell, the body is weary from fighting horrendous pain (physical and emotional because of the seclusion and hopelessness of knowing that your torment is eternal). Hell was prepared for the devil and his angels, not for you, Mathew 25:41.
There’s a place prepared for you though ‘in my father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you…I will come back and take you to be with me…you know the way to the place where I am going’ John 14:2-4.
If you want to read more about heaven & hell, read the books of Daniel, Ezekiel, Hosea, Isiah, Revelation and the 4 gospels – Mathew, mark, Luke & John. Also watch this true vision of hell backed with scripture and another one in Kiswahili that gave me vivid details of heaven and hell.
There are only two roads ahead of you; each day you wake up you chose either one of them, one leading to hell, another heaven. We were born into sin, we are automatically headed towards hell and as we get to the accountability age and hear the word of God we get to choose to redirect our walk. Jesus came that we may have life abundantly; He is the only way, truth and life, nothing or no one else gives you access to God. When you choose to follow him, it’s a life of wholeness, of sacrifice & purity.
Do not gamble with sin.
Am in a crowded road, it’s really packed and noisy. Am heading north and there’s a voice on the move giving direction. I miss it once and am lost, so I have to remain focused and keep following it. I have to carry only what I need, because I don’t know how far am headed otherwise I may get weary from the heavy burden. And this is what he tell me –
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Mathew 11:28-30. (NIV)
I will continue to write and tell about Christ, our hope for eternal life, knowing that it’s Him who draws hearts to himself; let it be you who is reading this now. Heed to the call & work out your salvation in fear & trembling as Paul instructed the Philippians.
Prayer: To receive Christ
Lord Jesus, I thank you for your sacrifice at the cross, that through your death I am able to be saved. I repent of my sins and ask you to come into my life, to redirect my path that I may sin no more. Help me surrender my life to you fully, that I may be received into eternal life. In Jesus name, Amen.
Prayer: To rededicate your life to Christ
Lord Jesus, I thank you for the gift of salvation and ask that you forgive me when I have taken it for granted. I repent of my sins (name them as they come to mind) and ask you to be my lord and savior again. Help me to keep the faith in anticipation of your coming, that I may be found worthy upon your return; written in the book of life. Release me from the bondage of the enemy who comes to steal, kill and destroy (name any addiction, struggle, sin) and keeps me from total commitment to you. Lead me in the way everlasting. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.