Reminder of Our Mortality
Praise Jesus everyone today. I want to share the true gospel of Jesus Christ, that’s the reason why I live, move and breath, to live for Jesus Christ, not for my own self, not for my own flesh, not for the desires of the flesh, but for the will of my Father in Heaven. Today is my birthday and the Holy Spirit remined me just of our own mortality, He reminded me of my own mortality. I remember waking up when I was 12 or 13 just knowing that one day I was going to die. You wake up you’re 25, you wake up your 35… one day you are going to wake up and… you are NOT going to wake up. But you are going to stand before God and He’s going to judge. Every single one of us are going to be judged, by our words and by our actions. And this life goes by like a flash. I was just reminded so quickly of my own mortality, and I know that we HAVE TO LIVE FOR THE LORD, NOT for ourselves. The true gospel is that men are like grass that are perishing. This flesh is going to perish. Every single one of us will have the same fate, whether we die of old age or when we are young, whether it is cancer or an accident, ALL of us are going to die, but the question is WILL WE HAVE LIVED FOR JESUS CHRIST OR OURSELVES?
I want to remind you of the words off the prophet found in Isaiah 40:1-8, which is about OUR SALVATION: “Comfort, yes, comfort My people!” says your God. Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her, that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned; for she as received from the LORD’s hand double for her sins. The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the LORD; Make straight tin the desert a highway for our GOD!. Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth; the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.” The voice said, “Cry out!” and he said, “What shall I cry?” All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, because the breath of the LORD blows upon it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, BUT THE WORD OF OUR GOD STANDS FOREVER!”
Isn’t that a wonderful blessing? The words of Jesus are forever and ever. Everything in this world is going to die, it’s gong to have an end. Nothing lasts forever. The only thing that will be forever and ever IS THE WORDS OF JESUS CHRIST! His words are forever and ever and you will be judged according to HIS words. The one crying in the wilderness was John the Baptist and the one who came and still is, IS JESUS CHRIST! John the Baptist baptized Him, and He started His ministry. John prepared the way, and the way truly is by the blood, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ! If we die, die to ourselves, die to the flesh, then we can receive the words of Jesus Christ, but no one can receive the salvation of Jesus Christ, His words, His gospel, His truth, without first dying to themselves, dying to their own flesh. We have to spiritually die to ourselves, and then one day after we have spiritually died to ourselves, we are physically going to die. We are mortal, and if we see our own mortality, then we can look to what is greater, which is immortality, the true gospel, the words off JESUS which are FOREVER AND EVER. And if we are able to put on immortality because we have died to ourselves, then we are able to enter the Kingdom of God. The true gospel is you are going to die, but everlasting life is in JESUS CHRIST. I encourage you to receive HIM before it is too late. When I was a kid in church, they always taught you could repent on your deathbed, so I thought that even if I jumped off of a 100 story building I could repent on the way down before I went splat at the bottom, I could have prayed myself up. But that’s just not the truth. You need to prepare now. Jesus knows the hearts of men and women and that they are wicked. If you do not repent and realize your own mortality, repent of your sins, death is gong to catch you by surprise. Most people have no time to repent. Don’t wait until a death-bed experience. Get your life in order with Jesus Christ NOW. Realize your own mortality. May the grace of Jesus be with you.