Ecclesiastes 9:5- For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.
If you are reading this post today, BEHOLD, you have been counted by the grace of God to be among the land of the living, many yesterday and even NOW are not, they’ve died and passed on. We who are still alive cannot convince the source of life (God) to grant us the next second, for it is He who gives and takes according to His own perfect will. Jesus Christ said it like this when He was teaching about worry/anxiety, observe:
Matthew 6:27- “And who of you by being worried CAN ADD a single hour to his life?
The answer is none of us. No amount of healthy food, exercise or the most careful living can add any time to a life, a healthy person cannot stop a speeding bullet neither can they prevent the earth from quaking, the sovereign will of God is the ONLY reason why the wicked and the righteous are still alive today.
Understand this, after we die we can no longer seek God and desire to know His will, the chance to seek Him has ceased for that soul, it is here on earth where we must seek salvation from our sins and ONLY Jesus can grant that. When we die, our Spirit separates from our physical flesh either to go into hell where all the godless are in torment in the flames or to be in paradise with God the Father and God the Son Jesus Christ because of your faith in Christ.
So I plead with you all by the mercies of Christ, if you have not surrendered your brief life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, do it today, He is the one keeping you alive in order to save your souls, yet you must repent at the hearing of the Gospel.
Remember this though, at a time when you least expect it, GOD will require your soul for judgment and no one knows the day or time of their death, it is a foolish thing to gamble with you eternal soul, don’t be decieved, this world is almost at it’s end, and if you are still stiffnecked and seek to do YOUR OWN WILL, then like the flood in Noah’s time you will be drowned and will perish in the coming judgment when the wrath of God is finally unleashed, FEAR GOD AND REPENT.
Written by Michael Mensah