There is a warning in God’s Word to those people who have left the faith and now walk openly against God. I am not talking about people who struggle with sin, but soon after repent when they fall. These verses in Hebrews, chapter 6, talks about people who blatantly have left the Lord and are happy about their life. To these people, it is written, “for it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, and have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.” (Hebrews 6:4-6) Anybody who is an evangelist for Christ or has tried to share their faith with people like this, you would know that it is impossible to talk sense to them. Because their hearts are so closed off to the message about Jesus and what the Bible says, they only want to argue. This is when all we can do is say, “I’m sorry but I have to go” and walk away. And if this is through social media, we can say, “God bless you, I have to go” and close it out the chat. Some may even have to be blocked afterward.
When it comes to people we share our faith with, Jesus said, “and whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.” (Matthew 10:14) This is why it is unwise to carry on conversations with people that only wish to argue with us about our faith. As for the people who are impossible to bring back to Jesus, these people are crucifying Him and putting Him to an open shame by the way they willfully sin against God. God’s wrath is upon them and if they continue to be the person I just spoke of when they die, hell fire and damnation awaits them. In Hebrews 6, it speaks even more about these types of sinners and says, “for the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God: But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.” (Hebrews 6:7,8) This burning that is mentioned will take place when the wicked are tossed into the lake of fire after judgment is set. This will be terrifying. Now, I do not know who is destined to hell, only Jesus does. That is why I witness to anybody who has ears to hear.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that there will be many more people who receive the gospel and are saved, than those who reject it and go to hell. I am afraid that the majority of people that die are waking up in hell, which is very sad. They had a choice in this life to believe in and follow You, Jesus, but they chose a different path. I wish I could reach these types of people before they take their last breath, and know that You will lead me to many of them still. There are certain people who are anxiously looking to do what is right, so when they hear the good news of the gospel they respond with joy. Praise the Lord. Yes, God, these are people I love to meet on the streets and on social media. Not those who wish to heckle me in the faith. People who like to bring up conversations in order to argue with me are not worth it. Unfortunately, I may be the last people they talk with about Jesus and they denied their chance to be saved. That saddens me to think this. To think, God, that many people have been so close to giving their lives over to You these many years, but something insides of them stood in the way. Yes, their flesh gained control and didn’t wish to give up their worldly lusts for You. Thankfully, there are some who hear about You, Lord, and are saved. Thank You for them. I love You. Amen.