PREPARE TO THY GOD

Acts 2:38

WHY?  WHEN?  HOW?

 

WHY?

YOU ARE GOING TO DIE!

“And as it is appointed unto men once to DIE, but after this the Judgement.” Hebrews  9:27

 

“For we must needs-DIE, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again.” 2 Samuel 14:14

 

“Man that is born of woman is of FEW DAYS and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is CUT DOWN: he FLEETH also as a shadow, and CONTINUETH NOT.”  Job 14:1, 2

 

“For what is your Life? It is even a VAPOUR that appeareth for a little time, and then VANISHETH AWAY.” James 4:14

 

“There is no man that hath power over the Spirit to retain the Spirit; NEITHER HATH HE POWER IN THE DAY OF DEATH: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.” EccIesiastes. 8:8

 

YOU ARE GOING TO BE JUDGED!

“For God shall bring every work into JUDGEMENT with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” EccIesiastes 12:14

 

“For the Son of man shall come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and then He shall reward every man according to his work.” Matthew 16:27

 

“Because he hath appointed a day, in the which He will JUDGE THE WORLD in Righteousness by that men whom He hath ordained.” Acts 17:3

 

“And I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the Earth and the Heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, STAND BEFORE GOD; and the books were opened:

and another book was opened, which is the book of Life: and the dead were JUDGED OUT OF THOSE THINGS WHICH WERE WRITTEN IN THE BOOKS, ACCORDING TO THEIR WORKS. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and Hell delivered up the dead which were in them:

AND THEY WERE JUDGED EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO THEIR WORKS. And death and Hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And who so ever was not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the Lake of Fire.” Revelation 20:11-15

 

WHEN?

NOW!

“For He saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured Thee: behold, NOW is the accepted time; behold, NOW is the day of salvation.”

“Come NOW let us reason together, saith the Lord: Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow, though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” Isaiah 1:18

 

WHILE YOU HAVE LIFE

The old, old saying has been: HERE TODAY AND GONE TOMORROW: but, that is not true in all cases; BUT, HERE TODAY AND GONE TODAY.

“FOR WHAT IS YOUR LIFE? IT IS EVEN A VAPOUR that appeareth tor a little time, and then vanisheth away.” James 4:14

 

“Boast not Thy self of tomorrow for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.” Proverbs 2:1

 

WHILE YOU HAVE THE WORD!

“So then FAITH cometh by HEARING and hearing by THE WORD OF GOD.” Revelation 10:17

WHILE THE SPIRIT DRAWS YOU:

“And the Lord said, my spirit shall NOT ALWAYS STRIVE WITH MAN” Genesis 6:3

“No man can come to me, except the FATHER which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.” John 6:44

 

WHILE YOU HAVE YOUR RIGHT MIND:

If a man should wait to prepare to meet God until he has a wreck, or stroke, or brain hemorrhage and is out of his mind even though he has heard the Word many times and been drawn by the Spirit of God, it is to late when he is out of his right mind. PLEASE PREPARE NOW WHILE YOU STILL HAVE YOUR RIGHT MIND.

 

HOW?

REALIZE YOU ARE LOST:

“AS IT IS WRITTEN THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS NO NOT ONE.” Romans 3:16

 

“For there is no difference: for ALL HAVE SINNED end come short of the Glory of God;” Romans 3:22, 23

 

REPENT BEFORE GOD:

“For Godly sorrow worketh REPENTANCE to salvation not to be repented of:”

2 Corinthians 7:10

 

But now God commandeth ALL MEN EVERYWHERE TO REPENT:” Acts 17:30

 

Jesus said, “EXCEPT YE REPENT, YE SHALL ALL LIKE WISE PERISH:”Luke 13:3

 

DEAR FRIEND: FOR A MAN TO REPENT BEFORE GOD, HE MUST TURN AWAY FROM SIN, AND TURN TO CHRIST.

 

The Philippian jailer asked Paul and Silas: “What must I do to be saved? Acts 16:30

 

And they said, “BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND THOU SHALT BE SAVED. AND THY HOUSE.” Acts 1:31

 

“But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must BELIEVE that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.” Hebrews  11:6

 

 But whet saith it? The word is nigh thee even in thy mouth and in thy heart: That is, the WORD OF FAITH, WHICH WE PREACH that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall BELIEVE IN THINE HEART that God hath raised Him from the dead, THOU SHALT BE SAVED. FOR WITH THE HEART MAN BELIEVETH UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS AND WITH THE MOUTH CONFESSION IS MADE UNTO SALVATION. Romans 10:8, 9, 10

 

Dear Friend: It does not take great faith to be saved; it only takes FAITH IN THE GREAT GOD AND HIS SONS BLOOD: “God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.” Romans 12:3

 

Dear Friend: I personally believe THIS MEASURE OF FAITH PUT IN THE RIGHT PERSON (JESUS) is all that is needful to be saved. “WITHOUT THE SHEDDING OF BLOOD IS NO REMISSION” (forgiveness of sin) Hebrews 9:22

 

Paul preached, “Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, REPENTANCE TOWARD GOD, AND FAITH TOWARD OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST” ACTS 20:21