Daily Devotional | Spiritual Russian Roulette

Romans 10:13
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” 

Russian Roulette is a game played with a pistol and one bullet. A gun is taken, pointed at the head, and the trigger is pulled, knowing not if the bullet is in that particular cylinder. You have one chance in six to die; five in six to live.

There is a spiritual Russian Roulette played by many that is more dangerous, more tragic, more condemning, and more deadly than any kind of Russian Roulette played with a man-made weapon. There are three dates set in your life– The coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, Your last chance of salvation, and your death. You must face these dates whether you like it or not. They could take place any day. It could be today; It could be tomorrow; It could be ten years from now. These dates are indelibly set. In God’s wisdom He has set them. We know not when they will be. Yet, if any one of these happened to a lost man today, he would be eternally condemned.

What if the first trumpet is blown… Are you saved? Believe it or not, there is a set date for the coming of Jesus. Only God knows the hour. What if he comes tonight?

A date was set for Noah’s generation. The people didn’t know when the flood would come, not even Noah. The time was set on God’s calendar. When the day of the flood came, the people tried to get help. Many ‘good people’ were not prepared and were thus destroyed. Why? because they played Russian Roulette with the flood. Being a ‘good person’ in your own sight, will not make the cut. We are all sinners according to the word of God. If you say you’re not, then you are calling God a liar!  “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

What I’m trying to say, my dear friends, Jesus is coming again.  If you are not saved, you are playing Russian Roulette with your soul. Turn to Christ so that you will be ready to meet him when he comes. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. (Matthew 24:27 KJV)

Christ, who is all-knowing, tells us that many people are going to be lost, but only few are going to be saved.  In Matthew 7:13-14 He says, “Enter by the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.  Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it”.  Does this get your attention? According to the Bible the majority of people will be lost.  Sadly the majority of people still walk the wide road of sin into eternal damnation.  We must take this warning from God at face value.  The Lord says only a few people will be saved. Are you one of them?

What if you die tonight, will you go to heaven? One day each of us will know the true answer to this question, “For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ”, Romans 14:10. Ultimately it is God who decides our fate. That doesn’t mean you sit back and wait on His judgement. “ . . . it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). Your eternity depends on if you’re ‘born again’. it is not a question of how good you are, nor if you are a church member, but are you saved? Are you sure you will go to Heaven when you die? God says in order to go to Heaven, you must be born again. In John 3:7, Jesus said to Nicodemus, “Ye must be born again.”

What if tonight is your last chance for salvation? We must not make an error concerning our salvation in following what “seems right” to us, or that we “feel in our heart that we are saved”.  The Bible says in Proverbs 14:12, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death”. Our feelings are not a safe guide, but only the Bible is.

Our soul is worth more than the whole world and everything in it.  Jesus says in Matthew 16:26“For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?  Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?”  Our soul is the part of us that is going to continue to live on forever throughout all eternity.  We cannot afford to play Russian Roulette with our soul and be eternally punished.

Do you know that Jesus loves you? God does not want anyone to be lost, but the choice is ours.  In 2 Peter 3:9 we read, “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance”.

Romans 10:9 says, “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”

When you ask the lord Jesus Christ into your heart, you are allowing Him to be the Lord of your life. Don’t wait, repent and make Jesus your Lord and Savior!

Scripture of the day: “Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.'” (John 3:3) 

From Pastor Peter Okereke Jr.
TLWMI Copyright Reserved, 2011
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About thelivingwordministries

The senior pastor and overseer of The Living Word Ministries Evanston, IL since 2010, the author of 'Living Victoriously' by Author-house publishers. My passion is present and lead others into Pure Praise, Pure Worship and Pure Word. This means that at our Church, the integrity of the Gospel is held to the letters, just as Jesus Christ preached and lived it. Come and join us, and God will surely Bless you mighty!
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