This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #324, titled, “Someday You Will Stand Before God” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.
Eternity depends on it! Dear Soul, the Bible declares that one day you will die and then stand face to face with God to be judged. The Bible says in Hebrews 9:27, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” Nothing in your entire life could be more important than being ready for that day, because it will determine whether you will spend eternity in Heaven or in Hell.
This judgment will be based on a person’s righteousness, which means to be absolutely perfect and without sin. The Bible says in Acts 17:31, “…he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained…” The Man spoken of in this verse is Jesus Christ. This means that your righteousness must match that of Jesus Christ. Can you make it through your entire life without committing one single sin? Jesus Christ did, and He is the One that you will be compared with at your judgment.
None have done it! No one other than Jesus Christ could ever lead a life without committing one single sin. Nobody but Jesus Christ is that righteous. The Bible says in Romans 3:10,23, “…There is none righteous, no, not one:..For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” If you claim to be righteous, you are only deceiving yourself and making God a liar. The Bible says in 1 John 1:8,10, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us…If we say that we have not sinned, we make him [God] a liar”
Without God’s righteousness, you will go to Hell! The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 6:9, “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?…” If you’re not going to Heaven, that only leaves one other place to go. The Bible says in Psalm 9:17, “The wicked shall be turned into hell…”
You cannot work for it! The Bible says in Titus 3:5, “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us…” If you could earn the righteousness of God, then Jesus Christ would not have had to die on the cross. The Bible says in Galatians 2:21, “I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.” Dear Soul, you cannot earn the righteousness of God by good deeds, church membership, sacraments, baptism, or anything that you do. If you do something for it, then it is self-righteousness.
Faith in Jesus Christ is the only way to get God’s righteousness. Faith is a complete trust or dependency upon someone. The Bible says that Jesus Christ died to pay for your sins and purchase the righteousness of God for you. You must stop trying to earn it; instead, place your complete faith in Jesus Christ to receive it. The Bible says in Romans 4:5, “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.” Romans 3:22 says, “Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe…” Then you will not have to fear your judgment day, because in your heart you know that you, as Philippians 3:9 says, will, “…be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:”
Will you trust completely in Jesus Christ to save you? Dear Soul, Jesus Christ has already paid for eternal life. You need only to receive it as a gift by putting your faith in Him. The Bible says in Romans 6:23, “the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” God cannot lie, and He has promised to give you eternal life. The Bible says in Titus 1:2, “In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;”
Right now, will you believe God’s promise? The Bible says in 1 Timothy 1:15, “…Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners…” Will you stop trusting your righteousness? If you will call on Jesus Christ and put all your faith in Him, He will save you right now. Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Eternity is real, and hell is real. Jesus stated in John 12:48, “He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.” You have read God’s Word. Please trust in Christ today. The Bible states in Psalm 31:1, “In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.”
If you are willing to trust Jesus Christ with all of your heart so you can go to Heaven, please pray with me what is called the sinner’s prayer:
Thank you for listening to this Gospel presentation. If you have decided to trust Jesus Christ as your Saviour after listening to this podcast, please email us at [email protected] and let us know. To find out more about what you need to do after trusting Christ as Savior, visit GospelLightSociety.com and read “What to Do After You Enter Through the Door”.
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