Have you ever heard folks say that they will wait and come to Christ when they get older? They say that they want to have fun now and live life. They don’t want to commit their lives to Jesus because they think that a life in Christ is boring and no fun. Just the opposite is true here. There is liberation in Christ. The Bible says in Galatians 5:1
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
Wow, that means without Christ you are a slave to sin!! Get the revelation here. You can’t help but be a slave because you are still in Adam. No matter how hard you try under your own power, you are a SLAVE to sin… And when sin is fully developed, it produces death. You can’t get out of slavery apart from Christ. There is freedom in Christ and what He has freed us from is the power of darkness. He has delivered us from the bondage of sin. So, if you have been delivered from the bondage of sin, you are free to live your life in Christ. This does not mean that you are under the law. We teach the 10 commandments and we look to laws for governance. In Christ we are under grace. We’ve posted about grace before so take a look at some previous posts. Grace is God’s favor; His ability to do for us what we cannot do for ourselves. Being free in Christ gives us access to God’s grace.
So what do we mean here that Jesus won’t always be waiting for you to receive Him? The angle that we normally take on this is from the position of the person. We always think about the person dying before he or she has a chance to get saved. I need you to understand from this post that Jesus is not going to always be available for you to receive Him. That is why you need to receive Him now, yes today. Don’t run from the abundant life and expected end that He has for you. Don’t be forceful in your resistance of Him setting yourself in opposition to Him and His word. Fulfill the purpose that He placed on the inside of you from the foundation of the world. Let’s look at some scripture in this area. Isaiah 55:6 tells us to seek the Lord while He may be found and call on Him while He is near. What can this mean? Seek the Lord while He may be found? We have always talked about Jesus and coming to Jesus . . . the concept that Jesus might not be around for the unsaved person to come to just doesn’t seem to make sense. But there will come a time when Jesus comes back in justice and judgement. When He comes in this account He will not be coming as the lamb, but as a wager of war with the armies of heaven following Him. See Revelations 19:11-21 Receive Him now while you have time. See Romans 10:9-10 for how. Send us an email or reply to this post. Have a blessed day.