Good morning brothers and sisters, I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Risen Savior. How many of you know something big has already happened when God created the heavens and the earth and said LET THERE BE LIGHT. That was something big! When He spoke the world into existence, that was something big!
When He said LET US MAKE MAN IN OUR OWN IMAGE AND LIKENESS that was something big then He reached down and made man out of dirt, that was something big! Then He said it wasn’t good for man to be alone and the man He created out of dirt He put to sleep and reached in and took a rib out of him and made a woman, that was something big! My brothers and sisters, all I’m trying to say is that something big has already happened!
Then Jesus came into the scene, born through a virgin woman by the Holy Spirit and was God’s one and only begotten Son. That was something big! At the death of Jesus people came from all around, far and near, to see the crucifixion of Jesus our Lord and Savior. That was something BIG! He died and was buried and in three days He got up out of that grave with all power in His hands.
That was something BIG! One day Jesus is going to come back. At the sound of a trumpet the dead in Christ is going to come out of the grave to meet Jesus in the sky. And we who are still alive when He comes back (Christians), the ones that are saved, will follow behind those who came out of the grave.
That’s going to be something big to see for those left behind. They will be wondering what’s going on. Where are all my Christian friends who were always talking about Jesus, they are no where to be found? The Churches are going to be empty. Then they are going to be asking what’s happening! Let me tell you now, something big has happened! Jesus has called His people home to be with Him! My brothers and sisters, don’t get offended.
I’m just trying to prepare you for what’s going to happen and to encourage you to make Jesus your Lord and Savior today! Time is running out! That something big that I’m talking about is going to really happen, I don’t know when it’s going to happen. Just believe me, it WILL take place. It’s already in motion. One day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord.
Now when you stand before Jesus to be judged, let me tell you we are all going to stand before Him, every man, woman, boy and girl, young and old, we ALL are going to stand before Jesus the one who gave His life for us. What will you have in return for Him for what He did for us? What will you hear come out of His mouth? Will you hear, "well done my good and faithful servant, come into my rest"?
Or will you hear Him say to you, "depart from Me, I never knew you. You are dismissed into the lake of fire."? People, don’t take it personal but it’s not about us, it’s all about Jesus. It’s always been about Him, God’s one and only begotten Son. I’m telling you, something BIG is about to happen and Jesus IS that something BIG. Where do you stand with God? Have you ever just sat and thought about the life after this life?
There is life after this life on earth! Where will you spend it, in Heaven or in hell? It’s really up to you to make that call. There will be no standing between Heaven and hell, so make up your mind now because after you are dead it will be too late. Who are you serving, Jesus or satin? You have to serve one or the other.
For me and my house, we are serving Jesus the Risen Savior. In closing, not everyone in your family are going to Heaven. Forgive me if I sound judgmental. I know everyone wants to go to Heaven but there are some family members that love living like the world, doing what the world does, acting like the world acts, and talking like the world. And that shouldn’t be!
The only thing you can do is pray for them that they will come into the knowledge of God and repent and turn away from their sins like we did. You can’t make up their minds for them, they have to make it up for themselves. Just pray, each and every day that they will come into the knowledge of faith. Amen…
Marcus Chandler is a longtime pastor and columnist. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or (501) 908-9507.