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“Every Breath You Take”

Ecclesiastes 8:8  “There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.”

The very fact that we are, at this moment, living on planet earth and wandering about the blogosphere, reveals to us the incredible mercy of God.  He can remove us from this place in an instant and the book featuring our days under the sun will be complete.  For one who is born again, this isn’t a fearful thing as to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.  If, however, one passes into eternity without knowing Jesus as their Savior and Lord, they will be lost forever.  God is not willing for any to perish, and while a person is alive, they can repent of their sin and ask Jesus to save them.  (This invitation is to all)  But when the final moment passes by, the window of opportunity is closed forever. 

Job 12:9-10  “Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this?  In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.” 

Every person on earth, the good and the wicked, the compassionate and the malicious, is here because God is sustaining them.  The very breath of life comes from God.  Many will wonder why he allows the wicked to remain and continue in their ways.  The truth is that none of us are righteous and when we are unsaved, it’s of the Lords mercy that we are not consumed.  I came to Jesus in September of 1983.  Had I entered eternity in August of 1983, I would have now been in hell for 25 and a half years with absolutely no hope.  None of us, while alive, can fathom a total absence of hope.  Even one who is in the most dire of situations has a shread of hope that either their circumstances will change or that death offers an escape.  In hell, there is absolutely no option; only everlasting despair. 

God does not want anyone to perish!  This must be understood.  His love for us is beyond our ability to fathom and he never intended for priceless souls to be lost forever.  Jesus shed his blood on the cross to pay for the sin that we could never pay for ourselves.  But if a person continually neglects Jesus and goes about looking for another way, the window will, at some point close.  Hebrews 2:3 poses the question How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?”  Jesus Christ; God manifest in the flesh, stepped out of eternity, lived a completely sinless life, and paid for our sins on Calvary.  God has done everything possible to keep us from being lost for eternity.  But he also gives us a free will. 

Jesus Christ stands at the door and knocks.  He will save anyone who comes to him in sincerety; being sorry for, and turning from their ways, (this is what true repentance is) and accepting his shed blood as payment for their sins.  It doesn’t matter how wicked a person may be.  When they come to Jesus, he makes them a new creation and their past is remembered no more.  This next verse explains this:

II Corinthians 5:17  “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.”

If unsure about your eternal destiny, the page “Are You Saved” explains Gods simple plan of salvation.  This blog is set up for the express purpose of urging all who come by to consider these things and, if they are without Christ, to come to him while the door is still open.  Eternity is a long time and this is the single most important decision that we will ever make.  Every other choice in life, be it our career, marriage, causes that we may champion, what have you, pale in comparison to this one.  Salvation is freely offered to all, but tomorrow is not a promise to any of us.  So while there’s still breath in you, please take this into consideration. 

Matthew 11:28-30  “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly of heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” 

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