I Can Only Imagine by John Tesh
Polite lies are considered to be okay. Almost everyone agees; but is it okay? You tell me.
Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord!
Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.
Proverbs 19:9 – A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will perish.
Matt 23:33 Jesus says, “Snakes! Sons of vipers! (Pharisees) How will you escape the Judgment of HELL?”
Matt 25:46 Jesus says, “And they will go away into Eternal Punishment (HELL), but the righteous will go into eternal life.”
Luke 12:5 Jesus says, “I’ll tell you whom to Fear. Fear God, who has the power to kill you and then THROWN INTO HELL. Yes, he’s the one to Fear.”
Every month, I’ve got a service to attend to celebrate the life of someone who has passed on. I am amazed so often that when a person is eulogized that at the end of the service; you’d swear that person has gone home to Glory; when in fact, it may not be the case. Yet, we all “play” that dangerous game and it has become a part of our culture.
The devil is taking our compassion and hanging us with it! Wake up people! Wake up!
We have compromised a tad too much. We’re going to have to get radical for Christ. We keep letting people think that if a person was a non believer that they could have been saved and nobody knew it. Say what? Okay, I admit it…there is a chance…but it is a very slim one.
Bottom line; hell is real.
I’m not trying to start a controversy by naming who I think went where. I don’t have a clue. A great case in point was my dear uncle. We all loved him. He was not saved unless it happened before I got to the car after I left the hospital on the day that he died. I have no way of knowing.
He was given a great Christian burial and no one put him in heaven, but no one put him in hell either.
I’d be refreshed if we’d stop ignoring the fact that a person didn’t believe in God. If we’d be more bold about God while they are alive and if we’d be more bold at funeral services about the importance that everyone be saved BEFORE they leave this earth. I’d be happier if we’d preach this message for an hour or two instead of ten minutes out of a Sunday service. Of course, I’d be happier if church people wouldn’t get offended when a funeral preached is about salvation.
It’s time to grow up and get off the baby bottles people. It’s time for all of us to start taking our milk from a cup or a glass.
Preachers stop getting caught up in tradition and do what GOd has called for you to do. Start taking your flock to the next level. Teach them, pray for them, lead them, set and example for them. Reinforcements will be there when you do what you’re supposed to do.
Church folk…wake up! The preacher can’t do it alone…Lord knows many try. Stop coming up short. Roll up your sleeves…help! It’s about souls, not your little thing. Put God first…put HIm first and watch what follows. You get your breakthrough.
Let’s watch the polite lies…if people aren’t saved…they’re going to hell. No funeral can put them in heaven no matter how much money they have or how nice they are or how well loved!
It will not be easy, but let’s bust up the devil’s stronghold on this.