Thursday, April 20, 2017

Intervention for the Damned


















This world in which we live is a fallen world (Rom. 5:12-19), ravished by the violations of God’s natural and spiritual laws (Isaiah 24:5). There is absolutely NO hope for mankind when left to this world's designs. Godless man - no matter how noble, no matter how virtuous, no matter how full of good intentions - can never and will never bring about an utopian world peace. This is impossible apart from Almighty God and His Saving Grace. All the good intentions and humanitarian efforts of humanity are vanity (Eccl. 1:4, 4:4). In light of our true and most desperate need, we need Almighty God’s salvation and deliverance from the wrath which is to come (John 3:16-17; Rom. 7:24, 25; 2 Thess. 1:8-10). A broken egg world (Romans 3:23) can never be fixed by broken egg humanity. How can imperfection create perfection? How can chaos and anarchy bring about peace and harmony? These are just basic common sense truths that humanity will NOT address. Humanity has a "terminal fixation" on things belonging to the temporal confines of time (i.e., that which has a beginning and an end). At the same time, it has absolutely NO CONCEPT of the things of ETERNITY and its future destiny therein.

How can imperfection create perfection? How can chaos and anarchy bring about peace and harmony? These are just basic common sense truths that humanity will NOT address.

Just a note of explanation here: OF COURSE we should do all we can to help those who are oppressed and devastated by the ravishing of this fallen world, but that in and by itself will NEVER SAVE anyone in the Day of Judgment (Rev. 20:11-15). or deliver anyone from the reign of Death in this fallen world. Only an “outside intervention” from Almighty God can deliver us from the terror of death and His wrath (John 3:36; Rom. 4:25; 5:6-8)!

Divine Intervention

2000 years ago, God sent His Son to pay the price for our trespasses and to deliver us from this present fallen world (John 3:16-17, Gal. 1:4). God the Father sent His Son not to judge us but to deliver us from our ruin (Romans 7:24-25). Jesus came to earth to SAVE and DELIVER the damned from ruin and ETERNAL judgment. It is when we reject His saving grace that in the end He becomes our Judge (Rev. 20:11-15).

This world is bankrupt and ruined by man’s transgressions (Isa 24:5-6). Once these realities are seen by an honest and humbled heart, that individual will comprehend his desperate need for God’s mercy and saving grace (Romans 7:24-25).

As these days are coming to an end and as the world falls deeper into decadence and ruin, may I ask you this very sobering question? Do you know the Lord Jesus Christ as your PERSONAL Savior? All depends on it. Through Christ, God has redeemed the world to Himself and will restore it for 1000 years in peace and righteousness (Isaiah 11). After Christ's 1000-year reign we (i.e., those who have received Almighty God’s saving grace) will reign with Him FOREVER and EVER in righteousness (Rev. 22:1-5). That is what God's plan is for everyone... for those who will but choose it!

My friend, what hope there is in Almighty God! Place your trust in Him today. You will never be the same!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

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