A STUDY IN CONTRAST PART ONE
A study in contrasts Part OneThe rapture of the Church is very near but I am not saying it is tonight. It might be but what I am trying to portray is we are in the general vicinity of the Blessed Hope. Most of humanity is on the brink of eternity. The average person does not realize this because they are so caught up in their own life. I know I have spoken to people about a wide range of topics on the Bible and the next day they became the same old, "I do not really care kind of a person." Most people don't give a whole lot of regard for their afterlife. That by the way starts in this life. This article is called, "A study in contrasts." The reason for the lack of thought is because the average individual does not know some of the contrasts between God and the devil.After the rapture of the Church a seven year tribulation will begin when the peace covenant is confirmed. Daniel 9: 27. According to the book of Revelation over 50% of the population of the world will die in this time period. I believe it will be 59 percent so as you can see life on this planet will not be very becoming. This is why I titled the article, "A study in contrasts" because people in general really do not know their options.If you were to take a personal survey as to whether people care about their eternity more than likely in one way or another the results will be apathy regarding this subject. Satan is having a field day when he sees this because people end up rejecting Jesus Christ.I want to give some of the passages that talk about eternal life through Jesus Christ but I also desire to list verses that describe the other side if a person rejects Jesus Christ in one way or another.Now is the time you want to accept Jesus Christ into your heart if you have not already done so and live for Him in obedience. The other way will be complete and total despair. This is what the Bible teaches. Let me show you some contrasts in the word of God. Society is kind of streamlined but eternity is not.Jesus said, "But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life." John 4:14. Jesus does not want us to thirst but have everlasting life through Him.If we reject Jesus Christ our thirst will never be satisfied because the Bible says, "Send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame." Luke 16:24. Notice the rich man only wanted a finger of water. That is how bad his torment was in an environment that was completely void of mercy. If some kind of comfort or mercy existed in hell he probably would have asked for a glass of water. I never heard anybody ask for a finger of water. Jesus was trying to make a point.Jesus Christ offers us everlasting life but Satan will always leave us thirsty and lingering in our suffering. Do not reject Jesus Christ in any way because He desires to give ...."Him a well of water springing up into everlasting life."John 3:16 says God loves people and wants an individual to believe in Him so they will not perish. "For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world: but that the world through Him might be saved." John 3:17.Satan not only wants your soul condemned into Hell but desires to accuse you because the Bible says, "For the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night." Revelation 12:10.Jesus Christ became our sacrifice when He died on the cross. Satan wants you to be the sacrifice. What I found out is almost nobody understands that anybody who goes to hell is a sacrificial lamb for the devil. They rejected the Sacrificial Lamb in one way or another who is Jesus Christ. As you can see there is a lot at stake because this is our eternity not a 50 year sentence. A confined verdict would be really bad but forever is beyond horror.When Jesus talked to the Samaritan women at the well He did not accuse her but told the lady that the way of salvation was through Him. She was so convicted that she embraced the love of Jesus Christ and became the greatest soul winner in her town.In the Bible Jesus is described as the Light. "And the Light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not." John 1:5. Jesus is the Light and He wants us walking in the Light. The Light is Jesus Christ Himself.The devil wants you not only living in darkness but can not wait for you to go to a place of outer darkness. "These are wells without water, clouds carried by a tempest, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever." 2nd Peter 2:17. Jude says ... "For whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever." Jude 1:13. This darkness is evil because it is separated from Jesus Christ. "But the wicked shall be silent in darkness." 1 Samuel 2:9.Until Part Two God bless,Bob D.