SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/31/15- “The LORD Isn’t Dragging His Feet!” (2 Peter 3:9)
Premise Question: Ultimately, what’s really at stake and what is the final outcome going to sound and look like for the righteous, who are members in good standing of The Company of The Redeemed, and for the wicked, who are not members of The Company of The Redeemed?
“So you see, the Lord knows how to rescue godly people from their trials, even while keeping the wicked under punishment until the day of final judgment.” (2 Peter 2:9 NLT)
The One True Sovereign God, who is The LORD of all, is not slow, sluggish or slack, nor is He dragging His feet, so to speak, waiting for time on the “Clock of Humankind” to expire and run out, in fulfilling and satisfying completely, holding Himself accountable, to every declarative, expressed assurance He’s made, in regards to rescuing the righteous, as some would assume or conclude, based upon their own comprehension of what it means to be slow. Rather though, The LORD is purposeful, being quite deliberate in His approach toward each individual person of humankind. For He is exhibiting an extraordinary amount of His liberating love, His glorious grace, His marvelous mercy and His perfect patience, with each individual person. He does this, because His greatest desire is that not even one individual person living on the earth, shall die, suffering utter destruction, eternal separation and spiritual death, and that every individual person living on the earth will have the time needed and opportunity given them to experience salvation, through a turning away from and repenting of all their sin. But, for those wicked individuals who willfully choose to refuse Papa God’s overture of His merciful and most gracious love and redemption, before their time expires here on earth, by rejecting His Son Jesus Christ, they will be held and punished in Hell, until the day of final judgment arrives. (2Peter 3:9 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Ultimately what’s at stake is a choice between becoming righteous, through Papa God’s gracious gift of salvation, with the glorious outcome of being able to enjoy and experience eternal life in the very presence of The Sovereign LORD God Almighty, or continuing to be wicked, by refusing and rejecting Papa God’s gracious and merciful provision of redemption, and thus, incurring the horrible outcome of Papa God’s judgment for wickedness, which unfortunately is, enduring an existence of being eternally separated from the presence of The Sovereign LORD God Almighty, experiencing an eternal spiritual death, while being forever punished and tortured in the body and soul.
The righteous will one day hear the voice of The LORD say: “Well done, for you have been a good and faithful servant! You did not reject or deny Me before others, nor did you refuse My offer to rescue you; therefore, you may now enter into and forever live, rejoicing in My presence, to fully experience and thoroughly enjoy all that I, The LORD, have prepared and made ready for you to be blessed by, and take pleasure in. Conversely though, the wicked dead will hear, those who are held captive in Hell, a torturous place of unrelenting punishment, loneliness and despair, until the day of final judgment, which takes place at The Great White Throne, where Hell and the earth give up all of the wicked unrighteous to be judged for eternity; “Depart from Me, you wicked evil doer, for I never knew you! Your name is not written down in The Lamb’s Book of Life, for you are not covered by My shed blood, as you chose to reject Me, by refusing My gracious offer of redemption and salvation, My divine plan of rescue for your spirit, soul and body; therefore, I cast you into The Burning Lake of Fire, along with all the other wicked, to forever be separated from My Glorious Presence and to be eternally punished, in your body and soul, for your wickedness!”
Those of us who are still here and alive on this earth, having not yet experienced physical death, let us, if we’ve not already done so, stop dragging our feet, and accept Papa God’s gracious gift of salvation, redemption and the miraculous rescue of our souls, before it is too late, to one day enjoy and experience life on a outrageously delightful and extremely glorious level. Let us thankfully accept and joyfully receive our own personal escape from Papa God’s judgment, which is an eternal death, separation and the unrelenting torment, torture and punishment of the body and soul. What is your eternal stake and outlook? The choice is now, and forever will be yours! Choose the righteous life that is yours for the taking, accepting and receiving; so then, you can experience and enjoy its splendid benefits throughout all of eternity. Just confess, repent and believe on The Name of The LORD Jesus Christ, who has purchased your escape from eternal torment and death, and salvation is yours! ESCAPE: Eternal-Salvation-Came-At-Perfections-Expense! Blessings…
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