There is no excuse in heavenly race
We should all appreciate and accept Jesus’ love and sacrifice for the salvation of mankind. It is only through His love and sacrifice that humanity can escape the wrath to come after rapture. Even as the gospel is getting to every nook and cranny of the earth, many are yet to accept it or come to terms that Jesus died for the sins of the world. Many are occupied with the mundane things of the world and paying little or no attention to their spiritual life. They have little or no regards for the things of God. They also do not care where their souls will be hereafter. Despite Jesus Christ’s open invitation to come to him, this group of people still gives excuses and shun the sacrifice made to save the world from destruction.
The Bible laments this unfortunate behaviour in Luke 14:16-23, when it says: “Then said he unto him, a certain man made a great supper, and bade many to come. 17: And he sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, come; for all things are now ready.18: And they all with one consent began to make excuses. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. 19: And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. 20: And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. 21: So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. 22: And the servant said, lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. 23: And the lord said unto the servant, go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.”
This parable talks about our Lord Jesus Christ’s open invitation. It is rather unfortunate that people are compromising with the soul saving invitation. Eternal life for no reason should never be sacrificed at the altar of mundane things of the world.
Excuse according to Merriam-Webster dictionary is an attempt to remove blame from someone for wrong action or inaction. It is also an expression of regret for failure to do the needful. In the heavenly race there is no room for excuses. Whoever sacrifices his or her soul at the altar of mundane things will surely regret it, as it will profit man nothing to gain the world and lose his soul. God’s demonstration of love through His Only Son, Jesus Christ, is enough incentive for any man to honour the invitation for eternal life and to embrace Jesus Christ.
John 3:16-18 says: “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.17: For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.18: He that believeth in him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
As earlier stated on this page, belief is not just an intellectual assent to a fact, but goes further to denote adherence to, committal to, faith in, reliance upon, trust in either a person or an object involving not only the consent of the mind, but also an act of the heart and the will of the subject; hence ‘whosoever believeth in Him’ is the same as whosoever trusts in or commits himself to Jesus Christ. Belief, therefore, is synonymous with faith, which in the New Testament consists of believing and receiving what God has revealed as His only Son and Saviour of the world. Then, whosoever fails to believe in Jesus Christ will perish. The word perish, derived from the Greek word “apollumi.” It is translated to mean marred or lost. It does not denote cessation of conscious existence rather it means an indication of one’s conscious suffering, which continues eternally as an inevitable punishment for sin due to failure to honour the open invitation offered for eternal life.
In Romans 13:11-14, the Bible says: “And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.12: The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.13: Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.14: But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.”
Excuses come as a result of the desires of the flesh and the Bible categorically speaks against giving provision for the flesh. In the lead scripture, all things that will take care of the needs of man both in this world and hereafter God has provided. God, the father, has sent the son to save the world and the son has given an open invitation to all to come to Him and have rest. This is the message of Jesus Christ. This is a pivotal point upon which the ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ revolves. It is he that honours the invitation that will know the revealed Son of God through whom nations will hear the message of eternal life.
Are you among those that have the opportunity to read this message? There is no room for excuses in the things of God. Make your decision now and embrace Jesus Christ and you will be blessed both on earth and hereafter.
How God Intervened, Cancelled Doctor’s Statement
Lamentation 3: 37 says: “who is he that saith and it cometh to pass when the Lord commandeth it not?”
MY name is Brother I.K. Shiweobi. I live at Adiola Street, Oke-afa, Lagos. I joined The Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Ministries in 2005 and worship at Okeafa 1.
God in 2014 turned my sorrow to joy. One of my legs was swollen and when I went for a test, I was told that I had blood clots. I was admitted for four days and discharged with some prescriptions. The doctor warned that I should take the drugs everyday and I obeyed. I was spending N20, 000 every month on the drugs and this I did for seven years. But in one of the days I attended the programme titled, “From Sorrow To Joy” I felt a great relieve in my system even though the leg was still swollen. So, I went back to the hospital for another tests and it was confirmed that the clots is no longer there. Miracle has really happened.
Praise the Lord! Dear brethren, knowing this, I stopped taking the drugs and nothing has happened to me from then to date. The God of Chosen is very great!
However, before then I was experiencing constant spiritual attacks because of my foundation. This made me to always wear my apron even while asleep. But one fateful day, I was in my hotel room in Abuja, at about 3:00a.m a very big bird, bigger than a vulture, physically entered my room. While still asleep a hand tapped me and I awoke. Seeing the bird, I began to declare that I am a Chosen member. The bird came straight to me and touched my hand, and it became paralysed. I began to pray and I regained my health, while the bird disappeared almost immediately.
The apron l wore that night was instrumental to my deliverance from that evil bird. I praise God for the victory.