Text: MATTHEW 10:28 AND FEAR NOT THEM WHICH KILL THE BODY BUT ARE NOT ABLE TO KILL THE SOUL BUT RATHER FEAR HIM WHICH IS ABLE TO DESTROY BOTH SOUL AND BODY IN HELL..
In todays world people are bound by fear, one can see this by the way that one lives, they are afraid to get out of the house, they are afraid of what may happen… Look at todays world and its not hard to see fear in the midst of our world… The news feeds it , everywhere one turns there something that is trying to drive fear into ones life.. Think about the fear many have today they are afraid of getting sick ( why no one wants to catch the virus).. And we see how people are protecting themselves from this virus and taking precautions in order not to catch it.. Some wear a mask, some have took the vaccination , some are taking vitamins to strengthen their immune system… If you choose to do these things that is great and your chose.. But here is the reality today people are bound by fear… What are they afraid of you may ask? It is dying… But here is the reality people are fearing the wrong thing… So what are you saying preacher? Well lets first get the one thing settled before we move on
1- Death is Certain- HEBREWS 9:27 AND AS IT IS APPOINTED UNTO MEN ONCE TO DIE BUT AFTER THIS THE JUDGEMENT……
Unless Jesus Christ comes for his church first there is one thing that is certain we all have a appointed time to die . No matter how old you are, what kind of health you have, or who you are.. The bible and life itself tells us that our days on this earth in this body are numbered.. Why one can lengthen or even shorten their days their comes a time when this body wears out and one will take their last breath…. This is what everyone seems to be fearing today and trying to avoid. But this is the thing that need to to be fearing and worrying about.. Death is Certain.. But the question is how many are worried about where they will spend eternity… Here is fact One will spend eternity either with Jesus Christ or one will spend eternity in hell… This is the one thing that many are not worrying about… They don not fear spending eternity in hell .. Jesus told us that one should not fear man who can kill the body. But Jesus said to fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.. In other words Fear God and not man… One day one will have to give an account to an holy God… What will one hear will one hear welcome home my good and faithful servant or will one hear depart from me you worker of iniquity for I never knew you… Again I say people are fearing the wrong thing today.. They are not worried about where the will spend eternity.. They are not concerned about what is the most important thing they have and that is their soul… But yet prepare for a storm or virus..
II Jesus is life
A-JOHN 3:16 FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON THAT WHOSOVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE….
B-JOHN 10:27-28 (27) MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE AND I KNOW THEM AND THEY FOLLOW ME (28) AND I GIVE UNTO THEM ETERNAL LIFE AND THEY SHALL NEVER PERISH NEITHER SHALL ANY MAN PLUCK THEM OUT OF MY HAND..
As a Child of God one has the assurance and blessed hope of eternal life that only Jesus Christ gives… Why this body here may perish as born again believer we are promised eternal life.. Jesus told us that he would go and prepare a place for us and that he would come again and receive us unto him .. Where is this place he will take us ? Well its the fathers house (heaven).. As his child we will live forever… And we have nothing to fear.. Because of the assurance of Jesus .. Today if you want life it can only be found through Jesus (Acts 4:12) But without Jesus there is only hell to gain…
III Eternity is forever..
A- This life is just a vapor but eternity is forever… Just think about it like this if you went to hell and 300 million years had passed guess what it eternity just started… This is what people need to make their main concern today.. Where will they spend eternity.. But this is far from most peoples mind…. Its strange people want to live forever but reject the way to live forever and I am speaking of Jesus… Today I am not telling you not to be cautious with things going on . But lets get what is the most important issue one must answer where will I spend eternity.. The choice is yours.. Remember one day it will be too late. Once you take that last breath its to late… So many today are truly fearing the wrong things and not concerned about eternity.. So remember if you are reading this and not prepared to meet God. Jesus is calling you and is wanting to save you….