An Appointed Time

appointed19 And I (the rich fool) will say to my soul, Soul, you have much goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry. 20 But God said unto him, you fool, this night your soul shall be required of you: then whose shall those things be, which you have provided? 21 So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” Luke 12:19-21

No man knows the day or the hour we are appointed to die.  When the moment comes and the Lord Jesus  requires of us our soul, we will hear one of two things; “Well done, thou good and faithful servant;” (Matt. 25:21) or “depart from Me, ye that work iniquity.” (Matt. 7:23).

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: ” Hebrews 9:27

This is reality whether we choose to believe it or not.  Man freely chooses Heaven or hell.  There is but one path that leads to Heaven; it is narrow and few find it.

13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matt. 7:13-14

Few may find it; yet it is simple and easy…it will bring rest unto your soul.

28 Come unto Me (Jesus), all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My Yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For My Yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matt. 11:28-30

There is life and life more abundantly down that narrow path but it is only found this side of Heaven.  When our appointed time to die comes and our soul is required, the path we have freely chosen to take will determine our eternal and conscious destination.  This is reality, whether we choose to believe it or not.

16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes 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.” John 3:16-17.

God has made a way to find that narrow path and His Name is Jesus Christ.  Jesus came to die on Calvary’s Cross to pay the penalty of sin for whosoever will believe upon Him; Who He is and what He has done.  Knowing this; knowing WHO Jesus is, we have no doubt as to His Resurrection.  Jesus, the only begotten Son of God, rose again 3 days later and made an open show out of every demon in hell (Col. 2:14-15).  Yes, the same demons that tempt and torture you today, the ones who whisper lies in your ear – they were there the day death and hell were defeated.  They know and believe there is but one God and tremble (James 2:19) but they whisper lies to kill, steal and destroy God’s highest creation, namely you and me.

(For He said, I have heard You in a time accepted, and in the day of Salvation have I succoured You: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of Salvation.)” 2 Cor. 6:2

Today is the day of Salvation.

Jesus said unto him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man comes unto the Father, but by Me.” John 14:6

Choose the narrow path; choose Jesus Christ…His Yoke is easy.

-Donna Clark Warren

 

 

 

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