Sep 12, 2009

What An Offer!

"And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake, Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting." (Luke 18: 29-31 KJV)

What an offer from God to sinful, ungrateful, and undeserving men! What glorious promises to those who have devoted themselves to the "kingdom of God," and to king Jesus! Promises of lasting good, both now and forever!

The Reward of Christ

"And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth." (Rev. 11: 18 KJV)

"And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be." (22: 12)

The "manifold more now in the present time" does not refer to earthly riches and station, but to the gift of salvation, and of the Holy Spirit, and all spiritual gifts and blessings.

Sinners who reject this loving offer "have no excuse," and will have no word of defense to utter against the goodness of God, in their condemnation, in the coming Day of Judgment.

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