Wednesday, February 13, 2013

No place for repentance

I see two men who were called the son of perdition in the Bible; Judas Iscariot and the Beast, the antichrist that will come as a false Christ in the last days.(2Thes 2:3) In both of these men satan enters into them to try to destroy Jesus or his people. Along with these who have no place for repentance are the fallen angels who followed satan. All of these will be cast into the lake of fire to be tormented forever. Jesus died to redeem fallen children of Adam. Judas and some of the fallen angels are now in hell and hell will be cast into the lake of fire. Pray for men but never for angels. Pray to God, but not to his angels. Angels are servant messengers, but people were created in the image of God.

Mat 27:3 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
Mat 27:4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.
Mat 27:5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
Mat 27:6 And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.

My first thoughts are that the chief priests were as guilty as was Judas. They were the spiritual leaders who schemed to kill Jesus. They hired Judas to betray the Lord with their temple silver. Now the silver was no longer acceptable to be returned to where it was taken, in the temple treasury? Such hypocrisy. Money is neutral, it is how it is secured or used that may be sinful. Judas sinned by coveting money more than his love and obedience to Jesus the Messiah. His covetousness clouded his spiritual vision. He sought repentance from those who were as evil as he was. It was too late for Judas, the devil had entered him and the devil would be sure that he died. Jesus called Judas the son of perdition.

Joh 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
Joh 17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

Millions of people are in religions that offer no place of repentance for salvation and eternal life. They need to come to Jesus.

Mat 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Mat 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

If a tormented person comes to us to repent, it is an opportunity to bring them to Jesus. If we are sinful hypocrites as were the high priests, then we are working with satan to kill the lost. May this never be so. We are to be as ambassadors, evangelists and preachers for Jesus to bring the lost to him. If our hearts are evil, what good are we? We must keep our ways pure; repentance, reading the Bible and prayer, so that we can help the lost to find life in Jesus, before the devil kills them. Lord make us your bold witnesses in these last days. In Jesus name, amen.

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