There is a fable which tells of three apprentice devils who were coming to this earth to finish their apprenticeship. They were talking to Satan, the chief of the devils, about their plans to tempt and to ruin men. The first said, “I will tell them that there is no God.” Satan said, “That will not delude many, for they know that there is a God.” The second said, “I will tell men that there is no hell.” Satan answered, “You will deceive no one that way; men know even now that there is a hell for sin.” The third said, “I will tell men that there is no hurry.” “Go,” said Satan, “and you will ruin men by the thousands.”
Friends, the most dangerous of all delusions is that there is plenty of time. Every day you spend on earth draws you closer to the end of time. How are you living your life? You shall surely give account of your life and of how you have used your time here on earth. Whatever it is that you need to deal with, please don’t procrastinate. Delay can be dangerous. ‘Follow peace with all men and holiness without which no man shall see the Lord.’ Have you been broken by the Lord? Throw yourself into the Potter’s hands and let Him work righteousness in you. Why live a life of pretence? You are holy in the church but not recognized by heaven. A singer in the choir and yet a candidate of hell. A fire and brimstone deliverance minister but unfortunately the demons you sent into hell are waiting for you there. Who are we deceiving? ‘Let him that call on the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.’ God knows those that are His. He has the records and unfortunately you can’t bribe him like you do the earthly judges. There will be no sentiment whatsoever on the judgment day. It is not the good works that we have done, the many souls that have known the Lord through our messages, the many albums we have released and sold as gospel artist, the many miracles that have been performed at our crusades and revivals, good as all these may be but unfortunately, none is a requirement for heaven, it is ‘holiness without which no man shall see the Lord.’ Beloved, there is not much time left. It could happen in a moment, In the twinkling of an eye. Let us take an inward look into our lives, make amends where necessary and live with the consciousness of heaven every day. God bless.