We read here that it happened after the end of seven days. God
speaks at the end. These days weve seen how things come to an end for many people.
On Friday, a certain specialist doctor, to whom many of us have gone, reversed out of his
garage with his car. He didnt notice that his 2-year old daughter came running and
stood behind the car. He ran over her and she died. If youve experienced tragedy
like that you know what it feels like. She was just 2 years old and came to an end.
Recently a girl at our school met up with a road accident and
died. Young people die too, not just old people. You dont know about your end, which
will come like a thief. One Indian gentleman who was worshiping at Pelindaba, died in his
sleep and he wasnt very old. Let each one always be prepared for his or her end. It
will surely come. You might presume that it must be an older person and yet the Lord come
to fetch you.
God spoke to Ezekiel and appointed him as a watchman over the
house of Israel. Do you realise that there is something God has appointed for you too,
from before the foundation of the earth. You saw the parents bringing the children to be
blessed. God already knows the beginning and end of those children. He knows the exact
time a child will be born and die.
God has created you with a mission. There is a reason God made
you. He has a plan with your life. Just as an architect designs a building with a
blueprint, so God has a blueprint for your life. When we meet with the Lord, God will show
you the exact plan that He had for you before He made the world, before Creation and time
began. He designed the blueprint for your life, whether you would be male or female, where
you will grow up and go to school, your nationality etc. He designed the last minute
details of your life. The question though is whether you are following Gods plan for
your life or are you doing your own thing? Woe to you if the life you are now living is
not in accordance with Gods plan.
When we pray the Lords prayer we say, "Father let your
will be done on earth as in Heaven" (Matthew 6:9-13). When you pray in the morning
you should pray that Gods will be done in your life that day. True, genuine,
heart-felt prayer that He would guide you in His will that day. If your life is not in
accordance with Gods will you are headed for hell and destruction. You are not
headed for heaven.
Do you know Gods will? His will is that you be sanctified,
and holy. That you have nothing to do with sin, and your body has nothing to do with
sexual immorality and looseness. That you should not be a liar like the devil, since he is
the father of liars. The Bible also says that even if you keep the whole law except one
you have failed to keep all (James 2:10). The question is whether your life is in
accordance with Gods will every day.
There was a boy of 21 years old. His mother would beg him to live
for the Lord, and not for the world. He ignored her instruction. He started to smoke,
drink and use drugs. His mother cried every day for her boy. (Children dont realise
how hurtful they are to their parents when they are rebellious. If you see a child that
the Lord has given you and he doesnt live for the Lord it is very painful.) But the
mother prayed that God would save her son. The boy got seriously ill and it went from bad
to worse. The doctor was called. He examined the boy and told them that he was terminally
ill and will die. When the doctor had left the mother came and sat close to her sons
bed, and begged him to get right with God, confess his sins and come to the cross with all
his sins. He then told his mother that he had had enough of his life of sin and asked her
for forgiveness. He told her how guilty he was before God and that his conscience condemns
Eventually he got so sick that they couldnt even have
visitors in the bedroom. Then one day his mother entered his bedroom very quietly and
heard him say, "lost, lost!" His mother was shocked and asked him why he cried
in such a way after he had surrendered his life to Jesus and confessed his sin. He told
her its not that he doubted Gods forgiveness but is heartbroken for the 21
years he had lost and wasted to the world.
If you repent, God can forgive you, but remember that you have
lost those years. You cannot go back to those years and relive them. How many years have
your life been controlled by satan 10, 15, 20 years? God will ask you about those years.
How many of your years have you given to the devil, instead of to God?
Somebody told me recently how he regretted the years he wasted not
serving God, and all the people that could have been helped if he had lived for God. The
years God had given you, what have you done with them? Did you waste them living for
yourself, or for the devil? In Matthew 7:21 we read, "not everyone who says to Me
Lord Lord will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but only those who do the will of God".
He also said that many will declare how many works they have done for Him, but He will
answer them that He doesnt know them for they did not do His will. Carefully examine
whether your daily life is in accordance with Gods will for your life.
The Lord knows how many days He had appointed for you. Every day
your end draws closer, until finally God will fetch you on your last day. Nobody knows how
many days are left for them. In Ps 90:12 we read Moses praying, "Lord teach us to
number our days that we might gain a heart of wisdom."
What do you seek in life? Just a good career to earn good money?
Whats far more important is the Lord Himself, you asking Him, "Lord what do you
want me to do?"
God made you for heaven. He doesnt want you to go to hell.
He wants you in heaven with Him. What do you say to that? Make that decision in your heart
to turn to God today. Make right your life with God today.