Want to be Saved from the Wrath to Come
Do you want to find salvation and escape the wrath to come? Do you want eternal life with no more fears or worries? Do you want to meet our Lord Jesus Christ? Accepting Christ as your personal Saviour is not repeating some magic like words, as most churches would have you believe. Salvation is this. It is a commitment of your will to serve God and to continue to abide in him. It is accepting the blood of Jesus Christ as payment for your sins and turning away from sin as much and as often as you can.
Some may say, "Oh I am not worthy of him." This is true of all of us, this is why Christ came to the earth in the form of a man and died for your sins. He has through his love, sacrifice, and mercy has made you worthy of God's salvation. Some may say, "But I am born evil. I can't change." Yes you do not have the power to change until you come to God." Many people say they are too evil to come to the Lord since the Lord will not accept them. The very fact that you are even thinking about salvation indicates that God is reaching out to you. If you are sincerely considering salvation, this is an indication that you are predestined to salvation. If you come to Christ, he will by no cast you out!
So what can you expect when you give yourself to Jesus Christ? The churches will tell you that good things will happen and you will be full of peace and love and will feel warm and fuzzy. The fact is that in most cases you will become a target for Satan to shoot at. When you come to the Lord you instantly become a threat to Satan. He will come at you with everything thing he has. The object is to weaken your faith to a point of becoming a complete non-productive believer full of self-doubt and lacking power. The power I am talking about is not casting out demons etc, it's about the power to do the will of God. This power comes from God alone. The will of God is that we stand against Satan by rejecting his lusts and his empty promises.
Becoming a believer in Christ is not an easy road to travel. Our rewards are not in this life, but in the world to come. Following Christ means that you now stand in opposition to Satan and this world. Here are some scriptures to consider.
"If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you." John 15:18-19
"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." Rom 12:2 (NKJ)
"And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" Mark 8:34-36
"Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you." Matt 5:8-12
Above all remember that our Lord Jesus tells us that,
"If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?" Luke 14:26-28
Yes before coming to the Lord know that the road is not easy. If you are serious about God, then you may lose a boss, wife, friends etc. Your enemies will be your own family and even your own church. They will call you "negative" and say that you take the Bible to seriously. They will basically say, "Smile. Jesus loves you." As you grow in the Lord you feel separated from the world and you will feel that you are all alone and that no one understands. You will go from church to church feeling cut off and isolated because what you see in the Bible, is not what you see in the churches. Jesus Christ is called the man of sorrows so why do people think that we have to slap others on the back and shout praise the Lord?
Right now we are at war with Satan. Like war some are killed and some are wounded. If you are wounded in war you start screaming "Medic, medic!" You don't just sit there weeping "Why me! Why me!" Why not you soldier? Did you not sign up to fight this war? Many times in our battle with this world Satan strikes us down. Like a good soldier we must shout for Christ to come and patch us up so that we can get right back into the fight. We must repent of our sins before the Lord and carry on. Bad things happen to good people and we have to realize that it is Satan that is hurting us and not God.
For all of you that are suffering from family, health, financial, spiritual problems, all I can say is that we are at war and that one day soon this war is going to end. And end for good! Very soon from now our Lord Jesus will come and say well done faithful soldier. It is time for you to change in to clean white linen and receive your rewards. If you want to be saved from the wrath to come, here is what you do.
Get a King James Bible and read it everyday while praying that God teaches you and blesses you. Everyday do as you think that Christ would have you do. Constantly ask God questions and read the New Testament over at least three times. Don't be a lazy soldier. Endure the hardships of life but never take your eyes off the Lord. Once the war is over all these hardships will vanish for good. Always be looking for the Lord's return.
"He who testifies to these things says, "Surely I am coming quickly." Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus! The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen." Rev 22:20-21 (NKJ)