See, I have set before you today life and goodness, as well as death and disaster…
We are either in God’s kingdom by choice, having been born again, or we are in Satan’s kingdom by default, whether you believe in him or not.
Like Bob Dylan once said, “We Gotta Serve Somebody,” so choose this day whom you are going to serve?
The most eloquent, well spoken street preacher I’ve ever heard! | Preaching Times Square, NYC.
What comes to mind as I view this video is what Jesus said in Matthew 7:13-14 (JB Phillips NT)…
The Narrow Way
“Go in by the narrow gate. For the wide gate has a broad road which leads to disaster and there are many people going that way. The narrow gate and the hard road lead out into life and only a few are finding it.”
It’s sad how callous and blasé so many people are when it comes to the gospel message.
Jesus’ followers make choices each day that lead to life, not destruction.
Jesus finished His sermon (in Matt 7) with a series of challenges to wise choice and obedient action.
He provided no new ethical teaching; rather, He challenged the disciple to obey what had already been taught.
These warnings that Jesus gives emphasize the same message: Choose!
Then throughout the conclusion, the basic choices are laid before us.
We see contrasts between two choices: life or destruction.
This passage is the New Testament equivalent of the blessings and curses of Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 11:26-29; 28.
We also see a strong parallel to Moses’ parting challenge:
“I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to His voice, and hold fast to Him” (Deut. 30:19-20a; cf. Matt 16:24-27).
We each have a choice, whether to obey the gospel message, or to reject or ignore it, and in so doing we are either receiving Jesus as our Lord and Savior, or we are ignoring or rejecting Him.
There is a White Throne Judgment coming (see Rev 20:11-15) and all those who have either rejected or ignored Jesus will stand before the judgment seat of God, without the benefit of a Savior.
The point is this, the only time we have to get right with God is sometime between the time of our birth, and when we pass from this life into eternity.
We are each spirit beings and our spirit will live forever, either with God or separated from Him for all eternity.
If you lived your life here on Earth either ignoring or rejecting the gospel message and Jesus, then you have made your choice, and after you have passed from this life that choice is cast in stone.
That is why the road is so wide that leads to destruction and narrow that leads to life, because unfortunately most people are choosing to live their lives only for themselves, for their own pleasures and appetites, and they completely ignore God the Father’s offer of reconciliation that can ONLY happen through the propitious sacrifice and poured out life and blood of His Son Jesus, on Calvary’s Cross.
Jesus clearly says in John 14:6 that,
“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
God does not force Himself upon anyone, and this Salvation, which He is offering, comes as a gift, by grace through faith, and in order for anyone to benefit from it, they must receive it.
To do otherwise is to seal your eternal fate in eternity, separated from God.
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