Dear Readers in Christ, "Draw near to GOD, and He will draw near to you" (James 4:8).

Friday, 28 June 2013

Jun 28 - TOO LATE!

King David asked Amasa to assemble the people in three days’ time. But, “he tarried longer than the set time which he had appointed him … and Amasa wallowed in blood” (II Sam. 20:4,5,12). The Bible is full of warnings about the ‘spirit of delay’. A right thing should be done in the right way, and that, IN THE RIGHT TIME.

Once a man of God was exhorting everyone to commit their life to Christ. A man in the audience, although convicted, thought he would give his life to Christ the next day – as the preacher had a few more days of meetings there. That ‘next day’ never arrived; on the way back home that very night he died of a snake -bite.

Many have good intentions – to surrender their life to Christ, to take water baptism, to serve God, etc. However, ‘the spirit of delay’ ruins all these good intentions. They say, “We will do it later, when a convenient time arrives.” Although Felix the governor trembled at the preaching of Paul and was convicted of his sins, he told Paul, “When I have a convenient season, I will call for thee” (Acts 24.25). That ‘convenient season’ never came. Felix must be repenting in hell for the spirit of delay which doomed his eternity.

In hell it’s all regret – too late to repent, too late to come to Christ … too late, too late. Some are going to spend all eternity weeping because of their delaying. Dear reader, let not your delaying lazy spirit ruin your eternity. If the Lord wants you to do something today, don’t postpone it to the morrow. If the Lord calls you to serve Him, obey His call NOW.

– Taken from Morning Manna – Thoughts for Daily Devotion

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