And the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, saying, We have sinned against thee, both because we have forsaken our GOD, and also served baalim. And the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Did not I deliver you from the Egyptians, and from the Amorites, from the children of Ammon, and from the Philistines? The Zidonians also, and the Amalekites, and the Maonites, did oppress you; and ye cried to Me, and I delivered you out of their hand. Yet ye have forsaken Me, and served other gods: wherefore I will deliver you no more. Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation. (Jdg 10:10-14)
We cannot keep living in this world as though our GOD does not exist and has no control over our lives. If He is our Saviour, and we have surrendered to Him on His terms and repented of our sins, He is our Lord and King and our lives are not our own any more, and we ought to continue to be in submission to His will. Any thing else is idolatry and rebellion just as it was for the nation and people of Israel. There will come a day when GOD is done and His wrath is full and no more will be saved. There may come a time, if we rebel enough and sin against GOD in our carnal walk, that GOD will remove us. He chastises His own, but if they do not respond to the correction of the Holy Ghost, He can and does take them home. GOD is sovereign, and if we are truly His we ought not to reject His Word and rule in our hearts and lives, but rather live in His holiness, righteousness, and through Him to accomplish His will and do His work in this world until our Commander comes again for us.
Until He returns for His own, we are to glorify Him in all things. We are to serve as His ambassadors, sharing the Word of reconciliation with those around us who are hurting and in need as GOD provides and directs His people. We are to love one another as His disciples and equip, edify, and encourage one another as we all grow up in His Word and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. We are to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ as His witnesses, and as we go, telling all who will hear of repentance and forgiveness the Good News of reconciliation with GOD through faith in Him and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary that they might believe and have life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to trust Him and what He has already done for you to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD, forgiveness from GOD, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.