Before you hiss at the topic or decide not to even read this post,I want you to ponder on the two points highlighted below:
“THE MILDER YOU MAKE YOUR LABEL,THE MORE DANGEROUS YOU MAKE YOUR POISON!”
“THE MILDER THE PREACHER MAKES HIS SERMON TOPIC,THE MORE DANGEROUS HE/SHE MAKES SIN SWEET BUT DEADLY!”
We are in a generation that puts ‘chocolate label’ on a bottle containing poison just to make everybody happy but it is disheartening that instead of the desired happiness,people are getting distinctions in subjects that admit them into the University of Hell.
Preachers too are not helping matters! They now tend to ‘motivate’ a man that is on a broad road that leads to hell ! Such people need repentance first.When they repent and are on the narrow road , ‘motivation’ and encouragement can now begin.But is that what is obtainable even in churches today? Let me ask you some very important questions,yes! You!
What is the topic of the sermon you heard today?
How does the sermon draw you closer to God?
Have you decided to forsake any known sin in your life based on the sermon you heard today?
Are you convinced in your heart that you will make heaven if the trumpet should sound today?
I am sure many do not even remember the topic,many may find it difficult to apply the sermon to their lives,many only go to church to dance,meet their colleagues or pray to soak next month under the blood of Christ! The sins they have been committing 5years ago still follow them as they leave church.None is dropped!
Hence the need for this type of topic.It is a message that will call spade a spade.It is coming in the spirit of John the Baptist that called the Pharisees:”You brood of vipers!” and not ‘motivating’ them instead!
What are the admission requirements to gain admission to hell? Hummmmmm,that sounds wield and scary!
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS TO ENTER THE UNIVERSITY OF HELL!
“But cowardly, unfaithful, and detestable people, murderers, sexual sinners, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars will find themselves in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”-Rev 21:8
Lets study these requirements in detail:
1)COWARDICE:There are two Greek words for cowardice/fear:”Phobos” and “Deilos”.The one Jesus is referring to in this verse is ‘Deilos’. Phobos(phobia) is a reaction while Deilos is an attitude/character.Phobos means to be scared of something:Photophobia,Zenophobiaetc.But Deilos means to be timid,hesitant and fainthearted!
Let me quote Dr Gills:”Cowardly people are who through fear of men…make no profession of Christ and his Gospel…or having made it, drop it, lest they should be exposed to tribulation or persecution”.
The cowards are more men-conscious than God-conscious:What will my boss do if I don’t yield to his advances? I may be sacked! What will my parents say if I should give my life to Christ? They might stop sponsoring me…Keith Butler puts it this way:”They are afraid of public opinion…”
To the cowards:”Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell”-Matt 10:28
2)UNBELIEF/UNFAITHFULNESS:Who is an unbeliever? An “unbeliever,” apistos, refers to a person who has never been called out of the world or who has been called out but return to it(unfaithful/backslide).
What are the characteristics of unbelievers:
They are lawless:No rule,no guiding principle.
They live in darkness and their eyes are veiled.
They are sons/daughters of Belial.
They hate God and everything related to God-2Cor 6:14-16
It is disheartening that we have many unbelievers in the church today!
3)ABOMINABLE ACTS:These are acts devoid of Godly character and personal integrity.
There are 7 things that God counts as abominable sins:a)Proud/haughty eyes b)Lying tongue c)Hands that shed innocent blood d)A heart that devises wickedness e)Feet that are quick to rush into mischief f)A False witness g)He that sows discord.-Pro 6:16-19
Did you notice the parts of the body involved in all these?Hummmm.Stop yielding your eyes,tongue,hands,heart,feet,brain,personality to the devil now or you will end up in Hell!Repent now!
4)MURDER:Who is a murderer? It is someone who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being.
But the Bible extends the definition to this:“Everyone who hates another believer is a murderer, and you know that a murderer doesn’t have eternal life.”-1John 3:15
5)SEXUAL IMMORALITIES:Fornication,adultery,prostitution,bestiality,homosexualism etc
“…Don’t delude yourselves – people who engage in sex before marriage, who worship idols, who engage in sex after marriage with someone other than their spouse, who engage in active or passive homosexuality,who steal, who are greedy, who get drunk, who assail people with contemptuous language, who rob – none of them will share in the Kingdom of God.”-1 Cor. 6:9-10(Complete Jewish Bible)
6) SORCERY/MAGIC:This involves various magical arts,horoscopy,occultism,visiting herbalists,speaking with dead relations,witchcraft,casting spells,black magic etc.If you are a Christian and you are involved in these,you are a certified candidate of hell fire if you don’t repent now.
7)IDOLATRY:An idolater is someone that gives supreme devotion to anyone or anything other than God.
Anything(iron,animal,thunder,career,wood,cars etc) or anybody(wife,husband, child,boss,man of God,Pastor,Bishop,G.O etc) that replaces God and is held in high esteem more than God is an idol! Idolaters! Repent or you will end in Hell.
8)LYING:Apart from the lying tongue I mentioned under abominable sin above,there is another definition of lie in the Bible:”Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ?” ( 1Jn. 2:22).
Are you one of those people still rejecting the salvation message? You are a liar! All liars will have their place in hell unless they repent.
In conclusion,if you are described by any of these evil requirements,there is still chance for repentance.Confess your sins now before it is too late:”Even now the ax of God’s judgment is poised, ready to sever the roots of the trees. Yes, every tree that does not produce good fruit will be chopped down and thrown into the fire.”-Matt 3:10
If you know anyone who is addressed by this post,kindly share it with him/her.You might be sharing the post to snatch him/her from Hell fire.
Remain blessed and rapturable.