Ye Must Be Born Again
Successful businesses plan ahead and can tell us where their businesses is going to be ten, twenty or thirty years from now. As important as business is, your life is of much more importance. May I ask you a mind searching question? Where will you be hundred years from today? And why is no body telling us to plan for eternity?
Please we need to get our priorities right. A ten thousand years spent on earth is like a blink of an eye in eternity. We are afraid of being reminded that this is not it because, our minds cannot grasp the consequences of the kind of life we are living. The double-standards, selfishness, people pleasing, backbiting to get ahead of others, etc. would no longer be necessary factors for survival if we believed that there is a day of accountability. It is safer to take refuge in the lie that everything comes to an end when we die. We can continue to behave like the ostrich by burying our heads in the sand or judge ourselves and make the necessary adjustments.
For if we judge ourselves we are judged by no one.
Hundred years from now, if the Lord Jesus tarries, there’s a very high probability that most of us, if not all, will not be on this planet. Since the day man disobeyed God and activated the death sentence till now, all the geniuses of history and technological discoveries and advancements have not been able to reverse the judgment.
Where are the Nebuchadnezzars’ of Babylon, Darius’ of Persia and Caesars’ of Roman who ruled with the hand of iron and brought the entire nations of the world to their knees in their days? Where is Alexander the great who cried because there was no nation to conquer anymore? Where are the Albert Einsteins’, the Wright Brothers, the Thomas Edisons’, the Henry Fords’ and the Steve Jobs’ who through their ingenuity made the world a better place?
They are all nowhere to be found today. But is death the end?
Man does not actually die, he just sheds off his earthly house; his body returns to the soil but he lives on in another realm. This is not a theory, this is reality.
Don’t be deceived by the glamour of this world, it is an illusion; it’s not real.
If you were on a ship to a destination which you have only heard of but never been there, who will you like to be your Captain? Will you entrust your life in the hands of the Captain who is himself looking out for the way to your destination or the Captain who came from your destination?
I bet you will choose the Captain who has already been to where you are going?
Jesus said “For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.” (John 6:38)
Jesus also said “I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: ……” (John 6:51)
No man ever had the audacity and the impetuous to make such a profound if not far reaching statements about himself but Jesus. Don’t leave the decision of your eternal destination to chance because you don’t a chance when you leave it to chance.
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3)
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a step, make a quality decision today praying the prayer below with all your heart;
Heavenly Father, I come to you today as a sinner and a man who is lost. According to your word in Acts 2:21, “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” I accept your sacrifice for sin on the cross, I receive Jesus into my life now. I confess Jesus as my King, Lord and savior. I receive eternal life now.
In Jesus Mighty name Amen.