With the judgement bar coming to everyone after we die, many times I wonder to myself why people choose to live the way they do and willfully live in sin. Do they not know that these rash decisions will counted them unworthy before the Lord God by doing this? This just boggles my mind to think millions of people are choosing death and destruction over true life and paradise in heaven. Now, what it boils down to is that people would rather have what their lusts taken care of now and live for the moment, not caring about the consequences later. The fact of the matter is that drugs, alcohol, porn and all other sexual sins are killing people each day and leading them on a pathway to hell. So the question is, why do so called Christians get involved in such wickedness? To these false converts I now pose some questions for them to think about. How can you be led by God if you are out doing your own thing, while drinking, doing drugs, looking at porn or involved in any other sexual sin? Know ye not that this offends the Holy Spirit each time you do this? Even God’s Word says we are to be sober minded and to flee sexual immorality. Paul said, 2“we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.” We aren’t sober if we are out smoking or taking any other drugs that impairs our judgement. The same can be said for those that drink beer and wine often and are later intoxicated because of this.
Paul taught that Christians should 1“flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.” Know that we are not fleeing sexual sin when we are secretly looking at pornographic images and videos on our phones, tablets or computers, along with having sexual relations outside of marriage. The fact of the matter is that these types of individuals are not followers of Jesus and not saved either. Instead of salvation, they will get what is coming to them. These people will truly regret their choices, if they die in these sins. Of course, we pray that they wake up to their bad decisions and repent and come to Jesus before it is too late. 3However, the sad part about this is that most people like this will die this way and meet their maker, Jesus, in the great white thrown judgement. Because they were in the clutches of Satan’s temptations and did not resist them, the lake of fire is their destination. On the other hand, those that confessed their sins to Jesus and were washed clean will obtain eternal life in heaven. Because they chose to live for God and do His will, His blessings are upon them for all eternity. 3This is while every other person experiences a second death, while suffering in fire and eternal torment. Please remember that our faith in Christ leads us to live apart from the lusts of the flesh. This includes being sober minded and living for God.
Let us pray:
Lord, I pray that people of Your church will not deny You, but follow in Your ways. Help them see in themselves the sinner they are and confess those sins to You today. I pray that nothing will be held back, but everything will come out in the open. For every person that these people have hurt, may their soul lead them to do whatever it takes to heal the broken relationships it has caused. I know there are so many evils in this world and unfortunately, if people do not wake up to their sins, they will not be with You in heaven. So please come and wake every wicked person up that says that they are a Christian to live like that. May they understand that alcohol and drugs is deterring themselves from being sober and being led by the Holy Spirit. Also, help them flee from sexual immorality, which includes pornography and any other sexual sin, which defiles the body and Your holy temple. These things will only destroy a person and leave them in hell, if repentance is not given to You, Lord. I know this to be true, for I was a victim of these things, until You came into my life and cleansed me of my sins. I had no way out of the bondage and addictions that held me down, but You gave me a way to escape it. I now know that anyone can be changed because of what You did for me. Your blood has forgiven my sins and I pray that many others will also be washed clean as well. I pray for these lost souls, Lord. I pray that before time is up, that they will decide to give themselves to You fully. I love You Lord. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
11 Corinthians 6:13-20 (KJV)
13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.
14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.
15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.
16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
2Titus 2 (KJV)
1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
9 Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;
10 Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
3Revelation 20:11-15 (KJV)
11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
The Great White Throne Judgment! What will it be like?