Weekly Reading

Either Now or Later

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“Look to Me and be delivered, all the ends of the earth, for I AM God and there is no other. I have sworn by Myself, the word has gone out from My mouth in acts of loving kindness and will not return, that to Me every knee will bow, every tongue will swear. Surely, one will say, In the LORD I have acts of loving kindness and strength.  Men will come to Him and all who are incensed against Him will be ashamed.” (Isaiah 45:22-24 ONM)

 

Most of us in our lifetime put off certain things to do later.  Some of these things we have put off soon will be discovered as a mistake and not good idea.  You learn that sometimes procrastination can carry some extreme consequences; the stop leak for the pipes didn’t hold up as well as repairs and you discover you don’t have flood insurance on your homeowner policy, the check engine light in the car that you told wait until next month ended up costing thousands of dollars in repair instead of a hundred- dollar minor repair.  These couple of examples and some others of procrastination can end up being costly but most of them can be rectified.

There is a decision of procrastination that carries a consequence that is eternal and can’t be rectified in the end.  Isaiah tells us every single person man and woman will bow and confess that Jesus is Lord.  Paul says that one way or the other dead or alive, in heaven, everyone will make the confession of Jesus being Lord, “Wherefore, God hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name, That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth, And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God, the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11).  Those of you that have accepted Him as your Savior you must also confess Him as Lord. This means He is King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Head of His body, possessing all power, authority, ruler and controller of all creation.  To have an intimacy with Jesus and to worship Him, He must be Lord of your life.  Jesus said to His disciples that this is the correct way to acknowledge Him “Ye call me Master and Lord; and ye say well; for so I am” (John 13:13). 

No matter your fate at the end of your lifetime you will make this confession so do it now.  Enjoy the rest of your lifetime being a part of the Kingdom of God with Him as Lord.  Like I stated you will be confessing Jesus as Lord, but don’t procrastinate and at the end be on the left side of His throne as a goat (Matthew 25:33) heading for an eternal fate of torment; instead be the sheep on the right side of His throne living an eternal fate of loving kindness of our Lord.

So, confess Him as Lord and Savior NOW not later!

 

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1 Comment

  1. Cheryl

    July 31, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Good advice. We definitely do not want to wait until it is too late.

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