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SAVED... SOLD OUT... SENT OUT

 

 

...you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. James 4: 14

There are three decisions that you will make that will shape the rest of your life!

You can put it off but sooner or later you will make these three decisions either by choice or by your failure to choose!

 

The first is...What will you do with Jesus. SAVED

You can run...You can ignore... You can try to fill that empty place inside with love, work,

church, helping others, things and any number of other things. They will not give you that

fulfillment that you are looking for.

As it is written: There is none righteous, no, not one; Romans 3:10

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 3:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23

The verdict has been given...the sentence for sin is death. One day you will stand before God to answer the question of What you did with Jesus...

Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God,

and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. 13 The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. 14 Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire. Rev. 20:11-15

God in his great love for YOU... Has made a way to avoid that great and terrible day in His courtroom. God through Jesus has made a way for you to settle out of court....How you ask.

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9

But you don’t know the real me...you don’t know what I have done...you don’t know where I have been...

God knows you, all of you, and he still loves you and extends his offer of salvation and a new start!

This is the greatest decision that every person must make!

 

The second is...What will you do with this new life you have been given?

SOLD OUT

Do you know what the single biggest reason we are not seeing more people come to the Lord? It is christians who claim to know the Lord and live like the world!

A very wise man once said... "Set the Church on fire and all the world will come to watch it burn."

You see...we to will stand before the Lord and answer for the way that we lived out lives...

And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in

Christ. 2 I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; 3 for you are still carnal...

According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the

foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. 11 For

no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if

anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13 each

one’’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire;

and the fire will test each one’’s work, of what sort it is. 14 If anyone’’s work which he has

built on it endures, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone’’s work is burned, he will suffer

loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire. 16 Do you not know that you are the

temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 17 If anyone defiles the temple of God,

God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.... I Corinthians 3

But I am so week I just can’t seem to get it right. When was the last time you ate? Yesterday... Last week...Last month! If you don"t feed your body it will get week and die...it is the same with your spirit...if you do not feed it daily it with become week and wither up and die!

When I was younger I can remember a lot of talk and prayer for God to send a revival on His people...Now you don"t evan hear any talk of revival. We love this world too much to come out and be separate. Revival is not something that we have to pray down from heaven...Get into God’s Word and do what it says every day and you will grow strong and God will use you.

In the letters to the churches in Revelation we find ourselves mirrored in the third chapter...

And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans

write, ‘‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: 15 "I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot,

I will vomit you out of My mouth. 17 Because you say, ‘‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’’——and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked—— 18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. 21 To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. 22 "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. Revelation 3:14-22

Isn’t it odd that this is the only church where Christ stands on the outside of the door asking to come in! God hates mediocrity...Basically He is saying Get Hot or Get out of the way.

It is all or nothing with God.

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:1-2

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. I Thessalonians 4:16-17

 

Friend the time is short. The Lord could return for us any time ...today ...tomorrow... next week. What if this was the last year you ever had... what if today were your last day. What would you do? How would you live? Who would you talk to?

We need to get on our knees and confess and forsake our sin and run hard after God. If you get set on fire for the Lord all your friends and relatives will come to watch you burn.

The third choice is...What will you do withChrists command to go into all the world and teach them about Christ’s love? SENT OUT

 

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. Isaiah 6:8

 

As in the days of Isaiah God still asks "Who shall I send, who will go for Me?" and we respond,"Who am I , send my brother!".

 

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Matthew 28:18-20

 

This command is not to only a select few special people...It is to every christian.

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Acts 1:8

Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. John 4:35

 

2Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest. Luke 10:2

It is interesting that first Jesus tells his disciples to pray for the harvest and then He sends them out into that harvest. When you start praying for the harvest God opens your eyes to the greatness of the need and we get a passion for the people we see every day...we start to see them through Gods eyes, as lost and needing a shepherd. So PRAY for the harvest!

 

Revelation 22

1And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

2In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

3And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:

4And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.

5And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

6And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.

7Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

8And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.

9Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.

10And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

11He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

12And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

13I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

14Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

15For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

16I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

17And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

18For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

19And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

20He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

21The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

How much clearer can it be said....

WHAT WILL YOU DO?

Are you saved......

Are you sold out......

Are you serving, sent out into God’s great harvest field?

If you can’t say yes to each of these questions now is the time to start new!

Time is short we may not have next year, next month, next week or even tomorrow...

Start NOW!

 
 
 
 
 
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