“…The spirit returns to God who gave it”. Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: fear God and keep his commandments for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing whether it is good or evil. What does this portend? In the time that we live,
It is piteous that so many have deliberately shut him out of their hearts, minds and daily living: that some say, he does not exist and has not created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:26, states, “Let us make man in our image”. Our peculiar and intricate design is the brainchild of the Holy one of Israel. The planet that we live on and the majestic heavens are the result of his thought. He is One and in Hebrews 1, the Son of David, the Messiah, Immanuel, God incarnate is described as the heir of all things. In essence, there is nothing and no one that is not under his authority; that is not owned by him. This can never be changed. Colossians 1:15-16 informs, “He is the image of the invisible God the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. To strongly reiterate, He is the giver and owner of all life.
It follows naturally, then, that he is the judge of all living, thusly, all life in heaven and in earth is accountable to him. Therefore, the text proclaims that fearing him and obeying his commandments is the whole duty of man. OUR PURPOSE IN LIFE IS TO OBEY GOD. If this is the case, and it is, many have severely missed the mark. They have escaped from their purpose to vices and sins and have grossly neglected the call of their existence. Revelation 20:12b states, “The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. God, through the angels, records the deeds of all mankind and none can escape the day of his judgment. There is no force or power that can keep any of his creation, including the enemy, as Revelation 20:10 indicates, from being judged and sentenced by him. Even wickedness that has been masked by the forces of darkness so that it is not apparent to mankind will be exposed and judged. Many may cooperate to hide and protect evil but Proverbs 21:30 educates, “There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord”. He is Omniscient. He is God. That means more than I can state in this piece of writing.
Where, then, does that leave us in this apostate and reprobate hour? God’s return is imminent and is at hand and The Judgment is a certain event. We really need to get to know our creator quickly, if we do not know him, cleanse our ways and live expectantly for his return. 2 Corinthians 7:1 instructs, “Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and the spirit perfecting holiness in the fear of God”. For those that know him who are endeavoring to live for him every day, it is time to make final preparations. Those who have never known him need to understand the gravity of their life and spiritual circumstance, turn away from all evil in repentance, accept his forgiveness and live in obedience to him until he returns to snatch them away.
He has requested that I give this clarion call in his behalf
“RETURN TO ME AND I WILL RETURN TO YOU”, says the Lord Almighty.