Saturday, April 19, 2014

Got Time?

Satans greatest lie: You have plenty of time to get right with God!

1 Thessalonians 5;1-3  '' Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.''
Matthew 24;43  ''But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into.''

             Right now, many of you are getting ready for Easter Sunday..... what to wear, what's on the lunch menu, are the eggs hidden for the hunt, etc.  We prepare ourselves for many of our scheduled activities but are we prepared for what is on everyone's schedule...death.  It is probably the most procrastinated event that people gamble with.
            Why do people wait?  False confidence.  I understand how young people are naive to the suddenness of tragedy but faith is built in young believers even through minor daily trials.  There is no 'right' time to begin a relationship with God.  'Now' is the best time ever.  People gamble with eternity because they falsely believe 'they can do that when I get old and I want to have my fun now.'  Does that mean believers don't have fun?  No, it means their fun brings glory to God, not disgrace.
              If you think you're in control of your death date, think about the last time you fell or the latest car accident on the news.  Being prepared takes the fear out of when the unknown will strike.  Getting right with God is not a 'sometime' event, but instead a priority not to be delayed any longer.