For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of Hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. But unto you that fear My Name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in His wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of Hosts. Remember ye the Law of Moses My servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments. Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful Day of the LORD: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse. (Malachi 4:1-6)
GOD calls all of us to choose life in Christ or reject Him and remain a lost sinner already judged guilty before Him. He is right and just to do so, for we have all sinned and come short of the Glory of GOD. Because of the sIn of Adam we are are already guilty and only by the Grace of GOD can we be saved and delivered from the punishment that GOD has ordained for those that reject His love and mercy.
He is coming back and only those that are secure in His grace will be with Him. If you are not one of His and die without Christ, then you will not have any more chances to be saved. GOD is not willing that any should perish and does not take pleasure in the death of the wicked, but He must punish sIn. He is Holy and Just and cannot allow sIn in His presence, but He offers you the Way to be born again. Repent, surrender to GOD on His terms and be forgiven today.
If you are already a child of GOD, share the love of Jesus Christ demonstrated on the Cross with those you meet.
Jefferson A. Sweet