In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.” —Acts 17:30-31
“Man the lifeboats!” This was a command from the captain and not an optional “Get in the lifeboats if you feel like it.” The ship was going down and it was going down quick. The captain’s command was sharp, concise and there was great concern in his voice. Only a few people took the command seriously and quickly move toward the lifeboats and got in. Others slowly moved in that direction, but not with conviction to get in the lifeboats. Still others just went about what they were doing thinking they had plenty of time and then there were those who just didn’t believe the captain. The ship sank within minutes…
The ship of planet earth is sinking and all those floundering in the ocean of sin will go down to judgment if they do not obey Captain Jesus. Everyone is commanded to repent… that is to turn from their own sinful ways and follow the Captain’s commands. This is not an option. Every person will sink down in the Lake of Fire if they do not obey the Lord Jesus Christ! Some will immediately obey the Captain. Others will slowly move in the direction of obeying Him, but there are those who will go on with what they are doing or will not believe they will sink down into the Lake of Fire… forever. But that time is getting ever so much closer!
Captain Jesus is commanding, “Repent, have a change of heart about your sin, call on Me and I will forgive You, serve Me and one day be with Me in Paradise—Heaven. Have you responded to Captain Jesus? Rejoice! Your are eternally safe in Him. Have you not responded to Captain Jesus? Your are in dire danger of destruction and doom in the Lake of Fire! He is commanding you to repent and trust Him before it is too late. Ship earth is sinking quickly. Soon it will be too late. Obey Him today!
Dear Father, thank You for Jesus providing the way to be saved from our sin, to be able to serve You and one day to be with You and all who love You. Oh, for those who may be reading this and have not trusted Jesus— may they do so today!