It is every individual’s choice to either believe it and receive it or deny and ignore. Every last one of us on earth has the right to choose whom we will serve. When Jesus died on the cross He paid the price for you, you, and I. He didn’t die for anyone in particular, He died for each and everyone of us. Salvation is free for anyone who chooses to accept it. Jesus dying on the cross gave us all the same opportunity to live for Him. He died for our sins making it possible for us to not have to live sinful lives only to gain eternal damnation.
Although salvation is free, it doesn’t mean a person can accept salvation and live any kind of way. No, you can’t, no I can’t! We are given the most valuable gift offered which is salvation and if a person doesn’t feel it’s good enough to make them want to give up this world, then that choice is theirs to make.
Too many people are caught up in pleasing man and making sure man sees them playing church. It’s important to some people they are seen as Saints of God, when they know they aren’t. They want the status, but not the lifestyle. They know they are playing the role and that is it! Sad, because the one’s they’re pretending for are pretending too. “How can the blind lead the blind, lest they both fall in the ditch?” That is straight from the Word of God!
Not for one second will I say as flesh and bone we won’t or don’t sin. What I am saying is “the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” This let’s us no we can live holy lives if we choose. We must choose too! As a person matures in Christ they are no longer babes in Christ. A person who have given up this world for Christ becomes a new creature. Everything about this new creature is new, the old ways should be no more. When people refuse to give up their olds ways they fail to mature and grow spiritually. They continue to crawl and stay on milk when they should be walking and eating meat. There’s no way possible to live for Christ and remain the same!
The problem arises for many, because although they claim to be new creatures living for the Lord, they are only delivering “lip service.” They speak it and act it, but they don’t live it. They are speaking, acting, and living in vain. In this race, your talk and walk must align. If it doesn’t what you’re doing is all in vain.
With all the signs and wonders we are seeing in this world I pray people wake up before it’s too late. God is definitely showing us some things. People are going along their merry ways ignoring all of the signs. The Bible say “God wishes for none of us to perish.” However, the decision is ours to make. How we live now determines our eternal home. Looking and acting the part will help you in a movie, but this is real life; and therefore it won’t help you at all. Man can put you on a pedal stool, but God can put you in Hell. The only thing will help you is when your talk aligns with your walk!
To live for God and His Son Jesus is to gain eternal life. To live for the world is to gain the world at the cost of losing your soul. It’s definitely not worth it when Jesus paid the price long ago and made salvation free.