One in Messiah Congregation
I hear people say:
I heard that gospel all my life.
Life is what you make of it.
I want my own life, be my own person.
Tell me something new?
Tell me smooth things.
There are many paths to Heaven.
I am young, I'll serve God when I'm old.
God understands, I have a relationship.........................blah, blah
and on and on...
You see, this evil spirit has been around a long time. Let's look into the Word of the Lord.
speak unto us smooth thingsIsa.30 Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever: That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD: Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits: Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us
Where is the promise of his coming?
2Pet.3: This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:
 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.Pss.90 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
2Pet.3 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?Isa.34 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree. For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment. The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for the LORD hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea. And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.
2Pet.3: Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Isa.65 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. Isa.66 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.
2Pet.3: Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
I have time, My lord delayeth his coming
Where is the word of the LORD?Matt.24 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Luke.12 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; Ezek.12 Son of man, what is that proverb that ye have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision faileth? Jer.17 Behold, they say unto me, Where is the word of the LORD? let it come now. Isa.5 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope: That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!
 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
Ye have said, It is vain to serve God
Mal 3:14Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts? And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered.
Pro 23:17Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long. 18: For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.
ECC:8 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
Rev 10:6 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer: Isa.34 Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail
Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole
duty of man.
 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
John.10: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.