Luke 14:15-24 reads: "Now when one of those who sat at the table with Him heard these things, he said to Him, "Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God!" Then He said to him, "A certain man gave a great supper and invited many, and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, 'Come, for all things are now ready.' But they all with one accord began to make excuses.
The first said to him, 'I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.' And another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ask you to have me excused.' Still another said, ' I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.' So that servant came and reported these things to his master, the master of the house."
What's your excuse for not giving your life to Jesus? Brothers and sisters, God is the God of many chances. He has given us the chance to get right with Him by giving our life to His Son, Jesus. Every morning He allows us to wake up, He gives us another chance to get right with Him through His Son, Jesus.
God is good and long suffering with us but one day your chances to get right with Him will run out. I'm telling you this out of love and not to make you feel guilty. God's invitation still stands. It's not too late to come to the feast. It's not too late to get right with His Son, Jesus. As long as there is breath in your body you have a chance to get right with Jesus. In other words, come to Jesus while you still have time.
Don't let the devil make up your mind for you by whispering in your ear his lies. He was a liar from the beginning and he will be a liar till the end. So stop allowing him to make excuses for you not to serve the one and only true living God. Listen my brothers and sisters, the devil can't stand God. He hates Him. And you know what? He hates you too! And he will whisper lies in your ears and make you think there is nothing wrong with homosexuality and there is nothing wrong with having sex before you are married.
He will tell you there is nothing wrong with getting drunk or there is nothing wrong with doing drugs. He'll also tell you to go on and tell that lie, it's ok. He will tell you it's ok to cheat on your wife or husband, they won't find out. He will also let you know that it doesn't hurt to gossip, you're not hurting anyone. Yes, my brothers and sisters, the devil IS a liar. Stop listening to him. His lies go on throughout the whole world and some of you today are caught up in his lies.
When you listen to him you start believing in him. But there is a way out of those lies the devil has told you and you fell for them. First of all, your way out is to repent of your sins. Just turn away from them and ask God to help you to turn and stay away from those lies the devil has told you. Then give your life to Jesus and make Him your Lord and Savior. Believe that He is the Son of God. Believe that He died for your sins and one day He got up out of the grave after three days.
Now ask God to forgive you of your sins. In Jesus' name...Amen.
Someone asked me how long has it been since I wrote my first article. Well, I started in 1999, that would be 19 years today and I loved every minute of those 19 years! I remember my very first article. I titled it "Breaking the Chains of Darkness". I am going to go back and read it and rewrite it and add a little 'something something to it'. So be looking for it in next weeks article! Be blessed!
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