Saved or lost…which one are you?
Would it surprise you to know that there are only, from God’s perspective, two types of people in this world: saved and lost. Which one are you?
If you are lost:
If you take that Gift, I can promise you on the full strength and power of God’s preserved word that you spend eternity with Him in a Heaven that is so mind-blowingly amazing trying to describe it in mere human words could never and would never do it justice. So whats the gift God has for you? Here it is:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
Oh, I know…you’ve heard that a thousand times before. But guess what? Its the only thing that will save your eternal soul. There is nothing else, no “Plan B”. Its Jesus, His shed blood and death on the cross and His rising again on the third day. See? Here’s proof:
“Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” Hebrews 7:25
Trust Him, and you will spend eternity thanking Jesus. It will be the very best decision you could ever make, one that will pay dividends for all eternity. Do it now, don’t wait a single second more. You are not promised tomorrow, you are not even promised till the end of the time it takes you to read this article.
If you are saved:
If you have already trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as YOUR Saviour, then your eternity is set firm. The bible says that you are saved and SEALED until the day of redemption. Look and see for yourself:
“In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.” Ephesians 1:13,14
Eternally secure! How awesome is that, right? No a worry or care in the world…well…except maybe one. How will you do at the Judgment Seat of Christ? Did you even know that there will be a review of your works for the Lord Jesus at the Judgment Seat of Christ? This is not for salvation, your salvation once received is eternally set. This is a review of the works that the Lord gave you to do AFTER you got saved.
This is what you need to know:
“For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building. For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.” 1 Corinthians 3:9,11-15
No matter how big your problems seem to you right now, and I am sure that there are many reading this who have pressing issues and lots of worry, let us assure you that one day the things and cares of this life will all be gone. In an instant. And you will find yourself standing before the One who redeemed you, Jesus Christ.
Only ONE life, twill SOON be past…and ONLY what’s done for CHRIST will last.
“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13,14
There is still time to get something done for Jesus, still time to add gold, silver and precious stones to your account. Get your eyes off of the temporary and on to the eternal weight of glory. Have you been saved, have you been redeemed? Then take the gifts and talents that the Lord has given you for His glory, and use them now while time remains.
The race is almost over, and the time for reckoning will begin soon. Do something for Jesus.
And do it now….time is almost gone.