2 Timothy 4:5
“As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
One Last Chance
If you knew that you were going to go to be with the Lord tomorrow and this was your very last day on Earth, what would you do? Would you do the work of an evangelist, fulfilling your calling (2 Timothy 4:5)? Would you go to every person you knew who was not saved and plead with them that if they die without believing in Christ, they will face the judgment of God? Jesus told the religious leaders that unless they believed that He was the Great I AM, they would die in their sins (John 8:24). Would you tell them that? Would you be concerned about offending them if you knew this was your very last chance to tell them how to avoid the wrath of God (Revelation 20:12-15)?
Bring Someone With You
I love the idea that we can bring as many men, women, and children with us to heaven as our God permits. When I do funerals, I make sure to tell those who are saved that it’s not goodbye but see you later. But for those who’ve never repented and trusted in the Savior, it’s a final farewell and forever goodbye. I tell them that if they have any hope of seeing their loved one again, they must trust in Christ because unless you believe in Him, you will not be joining your lost loved one in the New Jerusalem. I know that one of my greatest desires is to participate in the harvest of human souls because none of us really knows when our last day will be. So why not act like every day’s your last day on Earth? It will really motivate you to seek the purpose of God, which is that none should perish (2 Peter 3:9).
Many Profess, Few Possess
In Matthew chapter 7, Jesus says in a couple different places that many will believe on Him, but this same many will be told to depart from Him because He never knew them at all (Matthew 7:21-23). Most of the people I talk to believe they’re good people, and that’s why they think they’re going to heaven. But the truth is that none of us are good (Romans 3:10-12), and every human ever born falls far short of God’s holy standard (Romans 3:23). So we need to remind people that nothing they could ever do will save them; it’s what Jesus did (Ephesians 2:8-9). Once more I ask: If you had one more day on Earth, what would you be wishing you had done more? Is it witnessing to the lost? Is it giving to the poor? Is it spending more time with your family? If so, do it today because for all we know, it could be the last day on Earth for us, or Christ could come back today.
A Closing Prayer
Father, help me to make the best of each and every day because each day I’m alive is one more day I can make a difference is this life for others because I might not get a second chance and tomorrow may never come. In Jesus’ name I pray.
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