Saturday, September 4, 2021
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : For it is written, “‘As I live,’ says the Lord, ‘to me every knee will bow. Every tongue will confess to God.’” So then each one of us will give account of himself to God. Romans 14:11-12
Thought of The Day : Our eternal record of accounts to God is prepared from our earthly actions and inactions.
LISTEN : Imagine standing before God in judgment, would you survive it? Is it going to be in your favour? Here this, “You will not get away with your evil activities for too long”, says a woman to her criminal daughter. Her daughter replied, “Mummy, I own my life. So, let me live it the way I want to live.” Her mother tearfully replied, “Just know that, someday, you would remember my wasted warnings and counsels on you; by then it would be too late for you.” Beloved, we can’t reject God for too long. Yes, we can’t avoid Him forever. If we treat Him today with disdain and contempt He will treat us with everlasting condemnation and rejection. The Bible says,
“He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.“
You may choose to work without God in the world today, but you won’t escape Him in eternity. Sooner or later you will meet Him. The truth is, the inescapable God awaits us in eternity. We had better be at peace with Him here, and be in the centre of His will now! He is at the end of the finish line. When your journey here is over you will unavoidably meet Him to give account of your life. Do you want to do that with wailing and gnashing of teeth? Or with joy and dancing? My dear, this is a moment of decision. What you do now would determine what becomes of you in eternity. If you live just to please yourself and satisfy your flesh you would spend eternity in endless torment and regret (Luke 16:19-26 ). But if you live to please God no matter the cost, you will spend eternity in the paradise of God. Remember, the day of accounting to God is coming. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Make your way straight before God and stop being crooked.
2. Never forget the fact that after life in the earth, you will meet God to give account of yourself.
3. Determine to live in obedience to God and refuse every temptation to do otherwise.
4. Reflect on your life daily and make necessary adjustments to live in line with God’s will.
Prayer : Eternal God! I thank You for opening my eyes to Your words. Help me to prepare for eternity as long as I live, in Jesus ‘ name.
A Word Of Blessing : May you not miss heaven. And may your labour not be in vain. In Jesus’ name, amen!
Reflection : Accept or reject it. The inescapable God awaits us in eternity. Hence, if you live anyhow, you will see anyhow.
Quote : “We can’t reject God for too long. We can’t avoid Him forever. If we treat Him today with disdain, He will treat us with everlasting condemnation and rejection.”
Biblical Fact : Did you know God did not destroy Sodom and Gomorral until Lot entered into Zoar? (Genesis 19:23).
Stunning Fact : Did you know a hippopotamus can run faster than a man?
Bible Quiz : How many pots did Jesus Christ ask his disciples to fill for his miracle in Cana of Galilee?
God bless you!