This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #341 titled, “Tomorrow: Life’s Most Dangerous Word.” 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.
Once, long ago, a prince asked his tutor to prepare him for the life beyond.
“There is plenty of time for that when you are old,” the tutor replied.
“No!” exclaimed the prince. “I have been to the cemetery and measured the graves, and there are many shorter than I am.”
The prince was wise, for the Bible says in James 4:14, “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” Tomorrow may be too late to take God seriously!
One of Life’s Most Dangerous Words
A cartoon was once published in three parts. In the first scene, there was a young man seated at a desk. At his shoulder stood Jesus Christ, inviting him to be saved. Politely he told the Lord that he was just launching his career and had no time for anything else.
The second scene showed the same man, now middle-aged. He was heavier and well-dressed, and his larger desk was covered with papers and reports. Again Christ stood at his elbow. But again the man replied with the same answer—“No time. Busy. Tomorrow!”
The last picture showed an old and graying man at his desk. At his shoulder stood, not the Savior, but the gaunt, bony specter of Death. Speaking in hollow tones, Death declared, “I have come for you.” The businessman, with frightened eyes, replied, “Go away, Death! I did not send for you.” But Death refused to go, and the man was ushered into eternity without God.
“Tomorrow” is the fitting epitaph for many tombstones.
“Tomorrow” sounds so innocent, but it can be life’s most dangerous word.
“Tomorrow” is the barred and bolted door that has shut many people out of Heaven.
God has never promised us tomorrow. The Bible implores in Proverbs 27:1, “Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.” The Bible states in 2 Corinthians 6:2b, “…now is the day of salvation.” Those who expect to repent and turn to Christ tomorrow may die today!
Are You Ready?
Be ready! For what? The Bible says in Hebrews 9:27, “…it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” The best preparation for tomorrow is the right use of today.
Be ready! How? God has already provided the way of salvation. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died to save us from the eternal penalty of our sins and rose again from the dead to give us new life. Jesus Christ promises in John 5:24, “He that heareth my word, and believeth on Him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”
Through faith in God you will be prepared for life beyond the grave. You will also be prepared to live your life here on earth in peace and certainty, knowing that God your heavenly Father cares for you! And He has provided you with an invaluable guidebook for life, the Bible.
Be ready! When? The Bible states in 2 Corinthians 6:2, “…behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”
Tomorrow may be too late!
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: Holy Father God, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and I admit that I have sinned against You and that I have broken Your Ten Commandments. I have lied before. I have stolen things before. I have lusted after people and things before. I have dishonored and disobeyed my parents. I have taken Your holy Name in vain. For Jesus Christ’s sake, please have mercy and grace upon my soul and forgive me of all of my sins, my failures, and my faults. As I now believe in Your Holy Son the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that He suffered, bled, and died on the cross for my sins, was buried and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and help me to repent of my sins past. Help me to turn from my old, evil life and follow You in the new life. For it is in Your Name I pray. Amen.
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”.
The tract this podcast is based on is written by George Sweeting and published by Crossway, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to spread God’s Word to the world through the printed page and other media. You can order copies of this tract online at Crossway.org.