Posted by Pastor John

The Unpardonable Sin

Wherefore I say unto you, all manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men; but the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit shall not be forgiven unto men……..and whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of Man it shall be forgiven him:  but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Spirit it shall not be forgiven him in this world, neither in the world to come.  Matt. 12: 31-32

THE PHARISEES CHARGED JESUS WITH BEING IN LEAGUE WITH THE DEVIL THEY SAID TO HIM…….YOU HAVE A DEVIL……THEY GREW BOLDER IN THEIR DENUNCIATION AND SAID YOU DO WHAT YOU DO THROUGH BEELZEBUB……THE PRINCE OF DEVILS

JESUS SAID HOW IS THAT SO…….IF WHAT I DO I DO THROUGH THE DEVIL EXPLAIN WHY IT IS I AM OVERTHROWING  THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL…..IF I AM A DEVIL AND IF WHAT I DO IS THROUGH THE DEVIL…….THEN I WOULDN’T BE WORKING TO HURT THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL

I WOULD NOT BE DOING WHAT I AM DOING TO DESTROY THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL…..BUT I WOULD BE WORKING TO DESTROY THE WORKS OF GOD…….FROM THAT DAYFORTHTHEY DARED NOT ASK HIM ANY QUESTIONS

I KNOW THERE ARE VARIOUS OPINIONS HELD BY MEN AS TO WHAT THEY BELIEVE CONSTITUTES THE SIN AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT……THERE ARE THOSE WHO THINK IT COULD ONLY HAVE BEEN COMMITED ONLY BY THOSE WHO HEARD JESUS SPEAK DURING HIS EARTHLY MINISTRY……IF THAT BE TRUE NONE OF US ARE IN DANGER

ANOTHER CLASS THINK THAT IT HAS BEEN COMMITED SINCE THE DAYS OF JESUS BUT AT EXTREMELY RARE INTERVALS AND STILL A THIRD CLASS THINK THEY HAVE COMMITED IT AND THEY SPEND THEIR LIVES IN GLOOM AND DREAD AND ARE PERFECTLY USELESS TO THEMSELVES AND EVERYONE AROUND THEM

AND YET SAYING ALL THAT I HAVEN’T THE SLIGHTESS DOUBT THAT THERE ARE MANY THOUSANDS THAT COME UNDER THE HEAD OF MY MESSAGE WHO ARE NEVER GLOOMY, NEVER DEPRESSED…..NEVER DOWNCAST THEIR CONSCIENCE IS AT EASE…..THEIR SPIRITS ARE LIGHT AND HAPPY THEY EAT THEIR MEALS WITH PLEASURE……SLEEP LIKE A BABE NOTHING DISTURBS THEM……LIFE FOR THEM IS ALL PLEASURE AND SONG

NOW IF YOU WILL LAY ASIDE ANY PRECONCEIVED IDEAS OR OPINIONS WHICH YOU MAY HAVE HAD OR STILL HAVE AS TO WHAT YOU IMAGINE OR THINK OR BELIEVE CONSTITUTES THE SIN AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT OR THE UNPARDONABLE SIN AND IF YOU WILL LISTEN

I DO NOT CLAIM MY VIEWS ON THE SUBJECT ARE INFALLABLE BUT I SHALL TRY TO ASK AND ANSWER A FEW QUESTIONS…….WHAT IT IS…WHY WILL GOD NOT FORGIVE IT……AND WHAT IT IS NOT

NOW IT’S NOT SWEARING…..BY THE WAY GOD’S LAST NAME IS NOT DAMN AND IF SWEARING WERE THE UNPARDONABLE SIN LOTS OF PEOPLE IN HEAVEN WOULD BE SENT TO HELL AND THERE ARE MULTITUDES ON EARTH ON THEIR WAY TO HEAVEN WHO WOULD NOT GO THERE

IT’S NOT DRUNKENESS…..THERE ARE MULTITUDES IN HEAVEN THAT HAVE CREPT OUT OF THE QUAGMIRES OF FILTH AND CESSPOOLS OF INQUITY DRUNKENSS AND DRUG USE…….SOME OF THE BRIGHTEST LIGHTS THAT HAVE EVER BLAZED FOR GOD HAVE BEEN MEN THAT GOD THROUGH HIS GRACE SAVED AND USED FOR HIS GLORY

IT’S NOT ADULTRY……JESUS SAID TO THE WOMAN WHO WAS CAUGHT IN THE VERY ACT…….NEITHER DO I CONDEMN THEE; GO AND SIN NO MORE AND IT ISN’T THEFT FOR HE SAID TO ZACCHEUS……THIS DAY IS SALVATION COME UPON THY HOUSE AND ZACCHEUS HAD BEEN A THEFT

NOR IS IT MURDER……MEN’S HANDS HAVE BEEN RED WITH BLOOD AND YET GOD HAS FORGIVEN THEM…..SUCH A ONE WAS SAUL OF TARSUS WHO BECAME PAUL AS HIS HANDS HAD BEEN RED WITH THE BLOOD OF STEPHEN THE CHURCHES FIRST MARTYR

WHAT IS IT THEN…..THIS UNPARDONABLE SIN WHICH WILL CONDEMN A SOUL TO THE ETERNAL REGIONS OF THE DAMNED FOR ALL ETERNITY

I DO BELIEVE THAT IT IS THE CONSTANT AND CONTINUAL AND FINAL REJECTION OF JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOUR…….GOD OFFERS MERCY AND SALVATION…….AND YOU SAY NO I’LL HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH IT AND YOU PUSH IT ASIDE

I DO BELIEVE THAT THERE IS SUCH A THING AS THE LAST CALL TO EVERY MAN AND WOMAN……GOD TELLS US HIS SPIRIT WILL NOT ALWAYS STRIVE WITH MAN AND WHEN A MAN OR WOMAN SAYS NO AS GOD’S SPIRIT STRIVES FOR THE LAST TIME IT FOREVER SEALS THEIR DOOM BLASPHEMY AGAINST THE SPIRIT IS THE CONTINUAL AND DELIBERATE REJECTION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT’S WITNESS TO CHRIST….HIS WORD AND HIS CONVICTING WORK AGAINST SIN

IN EXODUS  GOD SAID OF PHAROH….I HAVE RAISED YOU UP FOR THIS PURPOSE……..PHAROH DESERVED TO BE CUT OFF WHEN HE DEFIANITLY SAID…….WHO IS THE LORD THAT I SHOULD OBEY HIM…….GOD LET HIM EXPERIENCE PLAGUE  AFTER PLAGUE SO HE WOULD KNOW GOD’S POWER AND THE ENTIRE NATION WOULD WITNESS THAT POWER ALSO

THEN GOD SPEAKS AND SAYS…..I WILL HARDEN PHAROAH’S HEART…..WHEN A PERSON CONSISTANTLY PERSISTS IN REBELLION AGAINST GOD…..GOD WILL FINALLY ORDAINS THAT THE HEART BE HARDEND…….THIS PRINCIPAL IS SEEN IN GOD GIVING PEOPLE UP TO THEIR SINFUL DESIRES AND SENDING A DELUSION ON THOSE WHO REFUSE TO YIELD TO THE TRUTH OF HIS WORD

IT TAKES NO SPECIAL FORM OF SIN…..NO ONE ACT OF FILTHY LANGUAGE, THEFT, DRUNKENESS…..ANYONE ACT LIKE PHARAOH’S REBELLION AGAINST GOD BECOMES UNPARDONABLE IF GOD KEEPS CALLING FOR YOU TO FORSAKE SIN AND YOU REFUSE TO DO IT

IT IS NO LONE GLARING ACT BUT THE CONSTANT REPETITION OF A REFUSAL TO FORSAKE SIN AND COME TO GOD FOR SALVATION…..IT IS A KNOWN LAW OF THE MIND THAT TRUTH RESISTED LOSES ITS POWER ON THE MIND THAT RESIST IT…….YOU HEAR THE TRUTH THE FIRST TIME AND REJECT IT……..THE NEXT TIME THE TRUTH WON’T SEEM SO STRONG AND IT WILL BE EASIER TO RESIST

YOU HEAR THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL…….AND YOU REFUSE TO YIELD YOU REJECT IT…..YOU HEAR IT AGAIN AND AGAIN IT’S REJECTED JUST AS PHARAOH AND THEN I BELIEVE AFTER A PERIOD OF CONSTANT REJECTION THE SIN CAN BECOME UNPARDONABLE

THE SCRIPTURES TEACH US,…..IT IS APPOINTED UNTO MEN ONCE TO DIE, AND AFTER THAT THE JUDGEMENT  HEB. 9:27…….IT IS APPOINTED A TIME WHEN WE SHALL ALL DIE – ONLY GOD KNOWS THAT APPOINTED TIME

THERE IS A STORY TOLD OUT OF EASTERN LORE……IN BOSRAH, A SERVANT CAME TO HIS MASTER, TREMBLING IN FEAR AND HE SAID….MASTER I HAVE SEEN DEATH ON THE STREETS OF BOSRAH TODAY

AND HE LOOKED AT ME……PLEASE LEND ME YOUR FASTEST HORSE THAT I MIGHT ESCAPE TO BAGHDADAND THE MASTER TAKING PITY ON HIS SERVANT LENT HIM HIS FASTEST HORSE SO THAT HE MIGHT ESCAPE TO BAGHDAD……..THE NEXT DAY THE MASTER MET DEATH HIMSELF ON THE STREET OF BOSRAH HAVING NO FEAR HE WALKED UP TO HIM AND SAID DEATH….WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY FRIGHTENING MY SERVANT SO…..AND DEATH REPLIED ….I DID NOT MEAN TO FRIGHTEN HIM…..I WAS MERELY SURPRISED TO SEE HIM HERE IN BOSRAH FOR TOMMOROW I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT TO MEET HIM IN BAGHDAD…..IT IS KNOWN TO GOD…IT IS APPOINTED UNTO MEN ONCE TO DIE…..THOSE ARE THE FACTS LET’S ALL BE REALIST

THERE IS A LINE BY US UNSEEN……..IT CROSSES EVERY PATH…..IT IS GOD’S BOUNDARY BETWEEN HIS PATIENCE AND HIS WRATH TO CROSS THAT LIMIT IS TO DIE…..TO DIE AS IF BY STEALTH….IT MAY NOT DIM YOUR EYE…..NOR PALE THE GLOW OF HEALTH……YOUR CONSCIENCE MAY STILL BE AT EASE……YOUR SPIRITS LIGHT AND HAPPY THAT WHICH PLEASES MAY STILL PLEASE AND CARE BE THROWN AWAY

BUT ON THAT FOREHEAD GOD HATH SET INDELIBY A MARK….UNSEEN BY MAN FOR MAN HAS YET……IS BLIND AND IN THE DARK…..INDEED THE DOOMED ONES PATH BELOW……MAY BLOOM AS EDENS BLOOM….HE DOES NOT, WILL NOT KNOW…..NOR BELIEVE THAT HE IS DOOMED

WHILE WE LIVE THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE FOR CHANGE YET ONCE WE DIE AS ECCLESIASTES 11:3 TELLS US…..THAT AS THE TREE FALLS, SO IT SHALL LIE…..IF WE HAVE LIVED WITHOUT CHRIST WE SHALL SPEND ETERNITY WITHOUT CHRIST

THERE’S A PROJECTION OF CHARACTER THAT GOES ON FOR ETERNITY THE STORY IS TOLD OF A MAN WHO WAS ALWAYS COMPLAINING OF THE HEAT…..EVERY SUMMER IT WAS THE SAME THING ALWAYS HIS PRIME TOPIC OF CONVERSATION IT WAS ALWAYS TOO HOT IT WAS ALWAYS THE HEAT…….SO UPON A HOT SUMMER AFTERNOON THE MAN’S WIFE CAME TO SEE THE DOCTOR AND HE ASKED, HOW’S YOUR HUSBAND STANDING THE HEAT……HIS NURSE QUICKLY SUMMONED HIM AWAY AND SAID DOCTOR DIDN’T YOU KNOW HER HUSBAND JUST DIED

AS WE ARE WE ARE INCREASINGLY MORE SO JUST LIKE THAT… ASK A MAN ARE YOU A CHRISTIAN…..NO……DO YOU BELIEVE IN CHRIST….NO…WILL YOU RECEIVE HIM AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR…..NO…..AND THE MAN HIMSELF BECOMES A NEGATION…..HE BECOMES (NO) ….ASK HIM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS GET THE SAME ANSWER… NO….RIGOR MORTIS HAS SET IN HIS SOUL

A MAN CLIMBING A CLIFF LOSES HIS GRIP ON THE ROPE HE IS USING TO PULL HIMSELF UP A CLIFF…….HE CLINGS TO THE BARE WET ROCKS HUNDREDS OF FEET FROM THE GROUND……HE SEES THE ROPE SWINGING USELESSLY JUST BEYOND HIS REACH…….THE SUN IS SETTING, SOON HE WILL FREEZE IN THE DARK

THEN HE SEES IT… A SMALL GUST OF WIND MOVES THE ROPE SLOWLY AT FIRST THEN CLOSER AND CLOSER SWINGING BACK TOWARD HIM………AND HE THINKS I MUST LEAP AND GRAB THE ROPE……IF I MISS I WILL DIE……..THEN HE LEAPS OFF THE ROCKS AND GRABS THE ROPE AND CLIMBS TO THE TOP OF THE CLIFF BADLY SHAKEN BUT SAFE AND ALIVE

LET ME TELL YOU TODAY MY FRIEND THERE IS ONLY ONE CORD WHICH SWINGS THROUGH THIS DARKEND WORLD TODAY…….AND THAT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT……..WITH EVERY INVITATION TO PARTAKE OF GOD’S MERCY AND LOVE

EACH TIME THAT INVITATION IS REFUSED THE CORD OF HOPE SWINGS FURTHER AWAY TILL ONE DAY IF REFUSED LONG ENOUGH IT IS WITHDRAWN AND REMAINS NO LONGER……GRACE REFUSED IS GRACE WITHDRAWN

WE LIVE TODAY IN THE AGE OF GRACE (GOD’S UMERITED FAVOR)  GOD IS STILL SPEAKING TO THE WORLD THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT TODAY……BY EVERY KNOWN LAW OF THE MIND CONVERSION MUST BE EFFECTED BY THE INFLUENCE OF THE TRUTH ON THE MIND…..EVERY TIME YOU RESIST THE TRUTH THE NEXT TIME  YOU HEAR IT…..IT LOSES ITS FORCE ON YOUR MIND…….GRACE REFUSED IS GRACE WITHDRAWN

JESUS SAID I AM THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE……IF YOU DENY THAT TRUTH AND WITHSTAND IT THEN YOU BECOME STRONGER IN YOUR POWER TO RESIST THE TRUTH…….WE ALL KNOW THIS….THAT EACH RESISTANCE STRENGHENS YOU AGAINST THE TRUTH

WHEN A PERSON HEARS THE TRUTH AND RESISTS IT…..THE TRUTH GROWS WEAKER IN THAT PERSON’S LIFE……AND HE OR SHE GROWS STRONGER TO RESIST IT…….AND MAKES IT A POINT TO NEVER BE WHERE THEY CAN HEAR IT …….AND IF BY ACCIDENT THEY COME ACROSS IT ON RADIO OR TV THEY IMMEDIATELY TUNE AWAY

NO MATTER WHAT JESUS DID THE JEWS REFUSED TO BELIEVE….HE PERFORMED WONDEROUS DEEDS YET THEY TURNED AWAY…..WHEN JESUS RAISED LASARUS FROM THE DEAD THEN TURNED TO THE JEWS AND SAID……ISN’T THAT ENOUGH EVIDENCE THAT I AM THE SON OF GOD…..THEY CRIED AWAY WITH HIM

ONE DAY WALKING DOWN A HOT DUSTY ROAD JESUS MET A FUNERAL PROCESSION……THE MOURNERS BEARING THE BODY OF A YOUNG MAN HIS MOTHER WEEPING ……..JESUS SAID PLACE THE COFFIN ON THE GROUND AND HE SAID YOUNG MAN ARISE AND HE AROSE…..THE PHARASEES SAW JESUS RAISE THE DEAD, CAUSE THE BLIND TO SEE, HEAL THE LEPER, YET THEY STILL WOULD NOT BELIEVE… THEY RESISTED AND TURNED AWAY IN UNBELIEF

THUS THEIR HEARTS WERE HARDENED THEIR DESTINY SEALED FOR AS THE PROPHET SAID:

HE HAS BLINDED THEIR EYES, AND DEADENED THEIR HEARTS, SO THEY CAN NEITHER SEE WITH THEIR EYES NOR UNDERSTAND WITH THEIR HEARTS NOR TURN AND I WOULD HEAL THEM

AND EVEN YET TODAY THE HOLY SPIRIT MOVES ON THE HEARTS OF PEOPLE  AND YET THEY SAY NO…….AND REFUSE TO YIELD TO THE SPIRIT’S CALL AND CONTINUE TO RUSH PELL MELL TO ETERNAL DESTRUCTION FOR THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH

THEY SAY I’LL RUN THE RISK……I’LL TAKE MY CHANCES WHO CAN COMMIT THE UNPARDONABLE SIN….I USE TO THINK ONLY THE MOST VILE AND PROFANE, THE LOWEST OF THE LOW COULD COMMIT IT…..YET WHOM DID JESUS WARN…….THE PHARASEES

AND WHO WERE THEY OUTWARDLY THE MOST MORAL AND RELIGIOUS IN THE COMMUNITY…….WHO CAN COMMIT IT… YOU CAN COMMIT IT WHEN YOU SAY NO TO JESUS…….YOU MAY EVEN DEFEND THE BIBLE…..YOU MIGHT BE THE BEST MAN OR WOMAN MORALLY

YOUR NAME MAY BE SYNONYMOUS WITH VIRTUE AND PURITY ……BUT JUST LET GOD TRY TO GET INTO YOUR HEART OR TO GET YOU TO PUBLICY ACKNOWLEDGE JESUS CHRIST AS SAVIOR AND YOUR HEART AND LIPS BECOME SEALED LIKE A BANK VAULT

THIS IS THE DISPENSATION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT……GOD SPOKE FIRST THROUGH THE LAW…….THEN JESUS CAME TO EARTH AND LIVED AND JEW AND GENTILE CONSPIRED TO MURDER HIM

THEN THE HOLY SPIRIT CAME AT PENTECOST AND GOD SPEAKS THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT TODAY……IT HAS TAKEN THE COMBINED EFFORTS OF THE TRINITY…..GOD THE FATHER TO PROVIDE THE PLAN OF SALVATION JESUS CHRIST THE SON TO REDEEM THE LOST SINNER THROUGH HIS PRECIOUS BLOOD AND THE HOLY SPIRIT TO BRING CONVICTION OF SIN TO BRING LOST SINNERS TO THE POINT OF REPENTANCE AND CONVERSION

THE ONLY REPRESENTATIVE OF THE TRINITY IN THE WORLD TODAY IS THE HOLY SPIRIT…….JESUS HAS BEEN HERE BUT NOW RESIDES IN THE HEAVENLYS AND WHEN THE HOLY SPIRIT LEAVES THIS WORLD IT’S ALL OVER

PEOPLE ORDINARLY DIE AS THEY HAVE LIVED……IF YOU HAVE LIVED IN UNBELIEF IN 99 OUT OF 100 CASES YOU’LL DIE THAT WAY….IF CHRISTIANITY IS A GOOD THING TO DIE WITH IT IS ALSO A GOOD THING TO LIVE WITH

I REMEMBER A STORY TOLD OF A PREACHER AT THE DEATHBED OF AN OLD MAN… HE TRIED HIS BEST TO GET THE OLD MAN TO JESUS YET THE OLD MAN SAID……PREACHER SOMEHOW I CAN’T BELIEVE AND HE DIED LOST…..THE SOUL HAS FAVORABLE MOMENTS AND GOD HAS HIS ACCEPTED TIME DON’T GAMBLE WITH YOUR SOUL

GOD TOOK NOAH AND HIS FAMILY AND THEY WENT INTO THE ARK AND GOD CLOSED THE DOOR……THE FIVE FOOLISH VIRGINS KNOCKED  AND SAID OPEN TO US….YET THE BIBLE SAYS GOD CLOSED THE DOOR AND IN THE FIRST CHAPTER OF ROMANS WE ARE TOLD OF THOSE WHOM THE SCRIPTURE RELATES….WHEREFORE GOD GAVE THEM UP

I DON’T GO MUCH ON DEATH BED CONFESSIONS……A GREAT PREACHER HAS SAID……DEATHBED CONFESSIONS ARE LIKE BURNING THE CANDLE AT BOTH ENDS AND THEN BLOWING THE SMOKE IN THE FACE OF GOD… A DEATH BED CONFESSION IS LIKE DRINKING THE CUP OF LIFE AND THEN OFFERING THE DREGS TO GOD

I AM NOT SAYING THAT NONE ARE GENUINE BUT THERE IS ONLY ONE ON RECORD IN THE BIBLE…….AND I BELIEVE IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THE DYING THIEF HAD MET JESUS AND HE YIELDED TO HIM AT ONCE

IT BECOMES A MIGHTY HARD THING TO ACCEPT THE TRUTH AT THE LAST MOMENT IF YOU HAVE LIVED WITHOUT CONVICTION ALL OF YOUR LIFE YOUR FRIENDS OUGHT NOT TO GET MAD WHEN THE PREACHER PREACHES YOUR FUNERAL SERMON IF HE DOESN’T PUT YOU IN THE FRONT ROW OF HEAVEN WITH A HARP IN YOUR HAND AND A CROWN ON YOUR HEAD

THIS REMINDS ME OF THE OLD COUNTRY PREACHER……A DEAR OLD WOMAN FAITHLY ATTENDED HIS CHURCH AND EACH SUNDAY THE PASTOR WOULD ASK  WHERE’S YOUR HUSBAND AND SHE WOULD REPLY ……HE’S A SITTIN BY THE FIRE

PRAYER MEETING TIME IT WAS THE SAME ANSWER….HE’S A SITTIN BY THE FIRE….CHOIR PRACTICE, SPECIAL SERVICES IT WAS THE SAME  HE’S A SITTIN BY THE FIRE…..NOW I’M  NOT DEFENDING WHAT SOME PREACHERS SAY BUT SOME OF THEM ARE NOT AFRAID TO STATE THE FACTS EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT……FOR THIS OLD MAN DIED AND AT HIS FUNERAL THE PREACHER GOT UP AND SAID….ALL OF US ARE WONDERING WHERE HE IS…..WELL IF HE’S LIKE I KNEW HIM, HE’S A SITTIN BY THE FIRE

16 OUT OF 20 PEOPLE ARE CONVERTED BEFORE THEY ARE 20 YEARS OLD 18 OUT OF 30 ARE CONVERTED BEFORE THEY ARE 30 YEARS OLD WHAT DOES THIS PROVE……IT PROVES THAT WHEN YOU HEAR THE GOSPEL  THE LONGER YOU WAIT AND THE OLDER YOU GET THE LESS CHANCE THERE IS YOU WILL EVER BE CONVERTED

GOD SAYS YOU CAN SPURN MY LOVE AND TRAMPLE THE BLOOD UNDER YOUR FEET…..BUT IF YOU REPENT AND SEEK MY PARDON YOU WILL BE FORGIVEN…….YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN INDIFFERENT TO THE APPEALS OF THE MINISTER ……YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN A THIEF, AN ADULTER, A BLASPHEMER A DOUBTER AND A SCOFFER

BUT GOD SAYS I WILL FORGIVE YOU……YOU MAY HAVE BEEN INDIFFERENT TO THE TEARS OF LOVED ONES WHO HAVE PRAYED IN TEARS FOR YOU FOR YEARS…..BUT IF YOU SEEK GOD HE WILL FORGIVE YOU

BUT WHEN HE CAME TO EARTH, LIVED, DIED AND WAS RESURECTED AND REVEALED HIMSELF AS THE SON OF GOD THROUGH THE AGENCY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT BORN OF A VIRGIN…..IF YOU SNEER AND SAY IT IS NOT TRUE

I’LL HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH IT…..YOUR SIN MAY BECOME UNPARDONABLE……YOU NEED TO SETTLE THE QUESTION OF YOUR SOUL’S SALVATION…NOW FOR ETERNITY IS BUT A HEARTBEAT AWAY….IF YOU HAVE THE DESIRE TO RECEIVE CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR IT IS PROOF THAT YOUR HEART HAS NOT BEEN HARDENED TO THE POINT WHERE YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN UP…..DO YOU HAVE THAT DESIRE?

THERE IS A STORY TOLD OF A FIRE IN A HIGH RISE APARTMENT BUILDING THE FLAMES WERE BURSTING OUT FROM THE WINDOWS OF THE BUILDING AND THE FIREMEN WERE DOING THEIR BEST TO BRING THE FIRE UNDER CONTROL AND USING LADDERS TO GET AS MANY OUT OF THE BUILDINGS AS HIGH AS THE LADDERS WOULD REACH…..WHEN SUDDENLY HIGH UP A WOMAN’S SCREAMS WERE HEARD….HELP ME HELP ME……BUT NO LADDER WOULD REACH THAT HIGH

THE FIREMEN QUICKLY GOT A NET AND CRIED OUT TO HER JUMP WE WILL CATCH YOU JUMP NOW DON’T WAIT…….YET THE WOMAN HESITATED SHE WOULD NOT JUMP TO SAVE HER LIFE AND DISAPEARED IN THE FLAMES AND SMOKE….SHE DIED WHEN ALL SHE HAD TO DO WAS JUMP TO SAFETY

PEOPLE ARE LIKE THAT…..DO WE NEED AN ARGUMENT…..NO….A SERMON NO……SOME KIND OF AN EXPLANATION… NO…..WE NEED TO RESPOND WITHOUT THAT RESPONSE NO ONE IS SAVED EVER…..IF THOU SHALT CONFESS WITH THY MOUTH THE LORD JESUS AND BELIEVE IN THINE HEART, THOU SHALT BE SAVED…….

YET WE NEED TO OPENLY CONFESS….WHOSOVER THEREFORE SHALL CONFESS ME BEFORE MEN HIM WILL I CONFESS BEFORE MY FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN…..FOR WITH THE HEART ONE BELIEVETH UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS AND WITH THE MOUTH CONFESSION IS MADE UNTO SALVATION…….I MUST RESPOND….I MUST CONFESS HIM

THAT ONE WHO REJECTS ALL OF GOD’S REPROOFS……REJECTS HIS COMPASSION……REJECTS THE BLOOD SHED FOR HIM…..AND HIS MERCY AND GRACE… HAS MADE A PERSONAL DECISION TO REJECT GOD AND THE SALVATION WHICH HE HAS PROVIDED

FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE

IN CONCLUSION:

SOMETIME AGO NORTHWEST AIRLINES OFFERED SOME UNUSUAL ROUND TRIP PASSAGES ABOARD ONE OF THEIR PLANES…..59 DOLLARS BOUGHT A MYSTERY TICKET THAT PROVIDED A ONE DAY TRIP TO AN UNKNOWN AMERICAN CITY……..BUYERS DID NOT FIND OUT WHERE THEY WERE HEADING UNTIL THEY ARRIVED AT THE AIRPORT THE DAY OF THE FLIGHT

NOW THE AIRLINE HAD PLENTY OF TAKERS……IN INDIANAPOLIS 1500 PEOPLE CROWDED THE AIRLINE COUNTER TO BUY THESE MYSTERY TICKETS NOT SURPRISING WHEN THE BUYERS LEARNED THEIR DESTINATION NOT ALL WERE HAPPY…….AND MANY BEGAN TRYING TO RESELL THEM TO OTHERS AS THEY WERE NOT PLEASED WITH WHERE THE TICKET WOULD SEND THEM

MYSTERY FARE TICKETS MIGHT BE A FUN SURPRISE FOR A WEEKEND VACATION……BUT NO ONE LIKED THE IDEA OF A MYSTERY DESTINATION AND ONE TIME YOU NEVER WANT A MYSTERY TICKET IS ON THE DAY YOU LEAVE THIS EARTH……YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE UNCERTAIN ABOUT YOUR DESTINATION IN ETERNITY… YOU WANT A SURE THING AND THAT IS JESUS AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR

D.L. MOODY SAID AS WE LIVE WE DIE AND AS WE DIE WE SHALL LIVE IN THAT STATE FOR ETERNITY……AND I ASK YOU WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH JESUS…….YOU ARE EVEN NOW MAKING A DECISION THAT MAY SEAL YOUR DESTINY FOR ALL ETERNITY

Pastor John Brosious