Monday, May 2, 2011

Who Have You Chosen To Serve?

I found the reaction to the news of Osama bin Laden's death most interesting. I cannot recall another instance in my lifetime when huge crowds of people gathered spontaneously in the streets of our major cities to celebrate a death, but that is exactly what happened.

Perhaps what happened is not unlike the cheering that will take place when the two witnesses of Revelation 11 are killed by the Antichrist, and lie dead on the streets of Jerusalem for all to see for 3 1/2 days during the tribulation. At that time there will be a huge celebratiion over their death...for their ministry on earth, annoying to unbelievers, will have finally ended.

Revelation 11:10
And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, make merry, and send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.

So, how should believers react to Osama bin Laden's death? While we all feel a sense of comfort and relief with justice being done over the fact that his reign of terror has ended, we should be saddened over the horror bin Laden is facing right now, and will face for all of eternity for bowing to his pagan god allah. Just the thought of a godless eternity should be more than we can bear.

Hebrews 10:31
It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Psalm 5:4-6
For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness; No evil dwells with You. The boastful shall not stand before Your eyes; You hate all who do iniquity. You destroy those who speak falsehood; The LORD abhors the man of bloodshed and deceit.

Ezekiel 33:11
I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn from his way and live.

God desires for sinners to repent rather than to perish. It is not His will that any should be lost, but that all might come to faith in Jesus Christ. But, perish it will be without choosing Him. All are sinners...including you and me...and Osama bin Laden. All need the Savior, and in this life we must choose to serve Him. Have you chosen Him, and confessed Him as Lord? You must be very sure!



cowiche said...

Good message Don. The Bible says God will not be mocked but we will all reap what we sow. God is committed to life and so we should be also.
bin Laden was committed to death. He sowed it, and now has reaped it. We all need to look at what we are sowing don't we?

Don said...

Thanks, cowiche, for your comments.

God's Word is Truth and everlasting. He is a just and righteous God who says what He means, and means what He says. We all need to wake up and listen up before it is too late.


Jan Ross said...

As always, Don, you hit the nail on the head. When I heard the news, I grieved ... not because his reign of terror was over but because another soul has met eternity without Jesus Christ as Lord, another lost soul facing eternal torment. When will this world wake up? And, when will Christians open their Bibles and learn that God is not rejoicing over the loss of another soul to eternity separated from Him? I pray his death speaks volumes to his followers as they ponder their eternal destiny. Thanks, Don ... you never disappoint me with your observations through the lens of God's Word!

Jan Ross

Don said...

Thank you, Jan. Yes...when will the world wake up? It seems that as we life out the last hour of these end-times, more and more people are falling away from Truth. Apostasy is running rampant everywhere. The heresy teaching of "no hell...all will go to judgment...and, all worship the same God" negates the finished work of Christ on the cross - leading many down the broad road to eternal destruction.

Lost souls are stepping into a godless eternity everyday by the thousands...all because they don't have the Lord in their life. That grieves me like nothing else. World...please wake up!



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