BE REAL OR BE RUINED

Friday, November 12, 2021

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the kingdom of heaven – only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. Matthew 7 : 21

Thought of The Day : Those who pretend their service to God will regret their actions in the end.

LISTEN : Be real with your profession of faith in Christ Jesus or be ruined in the end. No one can create eternal and blissful future by pretense. It’s either you come real or you leave it. Pretense may get you your heart desires, but trust me, it would eventually rob you of everything. Pretense in this context is an attempt to make something that is not the case appear true. My dear, time exposes pretense. So, come real with your faith in God. God promises wonderful rewards to those who would love, obey and serve Him faithfully. My dear, be wise and get it right lest you lose your reward in the end. If you claim to serve God, serve Him in spirit and in truth. Be real to your claims. Don’t call Jesus Christ your Lord, yet, you disobey His will. It’s the height of foolishness and self-deception to claim to believe in Jesus Christ when your heart is with the world and Satan. Jesus said,

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the kingdom of heaven – only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven”

Matthew 7:21

This means that, no matter your titles or contributions to the things of God, if you refuse to obey His words He has no business with you. In fact, those who pretend their service to God will regret their actions in the end. My dear, life outside God is life in hell. And those who live for themselves will eventually lament their torment in hell. Friend, if you miss heaven you won’t miss hell. The Bible says,

“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

Revelations 20:15

Beloved, have you made Jesus Christ your Saviour and Lord? Are you following His instructions? If not, fix it right away. Remember, you don’t have a relationship with God if you enjoy to disobey His words. So, get it right now, or you’ll lose your rewards and be denied of eternal life in the end. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Examine your relationship with God and make it better.
2. Determine to follow God’s instructions and never flout His orders.
3. Make Jesus Christ the Lord of your life and be determined to follow Him always.
4. No matter what, don’t lose focus on eternity; instead, invest in it daily.

Prayer : Almighty God. You’re the Creator and Judge of the world. Help me to obey and serve You in spirit and in truth. In Jesus’ name, amen.

A Word Of Blessing : Today I speak on your life. You won’t end up in hell. Henceforth, receive grace to live wisely and be prepared for eternity. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection : No one can create an eternal and blissful future by pretense. It’s either you come real with God or be ruined in the end.

Quote : “Time exposes pretense. Pretense may get you your heart desires, but it will eventually rob you of everything.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know Elijah proves to the prophets of Baal that God is the living God when the fire of the LORD fell? (1Kings 18:36-38).

Stunning Fact : Did you know Most snail species are hermaphrodites, so they have both male and female reproductive organs?

Bible Quiz : What was Daniel’s second name?

God bless you!

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