Turn on What You Believe or Face the Punishment.
September 5, 2015, 12:01 PM

Matthew 7:21-23 (NIV)

True and False Disciples

21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

Have you ever had that feeling that you should have spent more time with someone?

That if you could just have another opportunity? 

Don't have that feeling about Jesus.... I am not one for gambeling or taking chances and its a risky thing to play with your eternal destination. How important to you is serving Jesus? Just because you "say" you love Jesus and you serve Him is one thing. But do you Show it, can you prove it in your actions? We have all heard the saying, "Actions speak louder than words" I believe this to be true and I believe it to be a statment that is proven Bibically through Matthew chapter 7. 

You see there will be a day when you will not be able to worship or express your faith as freely as we have always been able to. Many people will regreat the decision that they have missed an opportunity to worhsip him. Don't regret the missed opportunities to worship.  Do you think that this will change like the turning off of a light? That one day you will just not be able to worship, possibly however I see it starting one, step, at a time. Such as with the igniting of someone being persecuted for there faith, and sentenced to jail without a bond until they change there minds on what they believe.... You see you don't nessessarly have to be beheaded to be pursecuted, what about being sentenced to jail, with out release date, but yet a ruling of denouncing what you believe or stay in jail until you do... The couple sueing her, and asked that she be fined.. But the judge ruled this for her? This is the part that bothers me with this whole story.... She was jailed until she changed her mind about her beliefs. The judge said a fine wouldn't do the trick. So for this lady, she has to change (denounce her faith or beliefs) to be released from jail...(?) 

So.. What if Christians were to start being persecuted for there faith and beliefs? 

Hope to see you at Church this Sunday. The invitation is there.

Come Now is the Time to worship!  

There may be a day that you might be asked to change what you believe or face Jail without a bond "UNTIL YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND"...



Pastor Jonathan Pannell ©

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