For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to ruin. Psalm 1:6
There are TWO GROUPS of people, spiritually speaking. We have the group that are the HAVE NOTS. They are those who HAVE NOT given their HEARTS and LIVES to God, and they HAVE NOT accepted His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ as their SAVIOR and LORD.
Then there is the HAVES, you got it, they are the ones who HAVE given their HEARTS and LIVES to God, and they HAVE accepted His Son, Jesus Christ as their SAVIOR and LORD.
So, now, let’s look at some very IMPORTANT FACTS about these two groups: First we will see what the Word of God has to say about the HAVE NOTS: Sinners are trapped and caught by their own evil deeds. They get lost and die because of their foolishness and lack of self-control (Prov. 5:22-23). But rebels and sinners will both be broken, and those who forsake the Lord will perish (Isa.1:28). Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about them: “See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of His Holy Ones to judge EVERYONE, and to CONVICT ALL of them, of ALL the ungodly acts they have committed in their ungodliness, and of ALL the defiant words ungodly SINNERS have spoken against Him. These people are grumblers and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires; they boast about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage.” (Jude 1:14-16). Do not fret because of evildoers or be envious of the wicked, for the evildoer has no future hope, and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out. (Prov. 24:19-20)
Now let us look at those who are the HAVES: Everyone who BELIEVES that Jesus is the MESSIAH, has been born of God, and everyone who LOVES the Father also LOVES the one born of Him. For this is what LOVE for God is: to keep His commands. Now His commands are NOT a burden, because whatever has been born of God conquers the world. This is the VICTORY that has conquered the world: OUR FAITH. (1 John 5:1, 3, 4). “Whoever BELIEVES and is baptized will be SAVED, but whoever does NOT BELIEVE will be CONDEMNED.” (Mark 16:16). The one who BELIEVES IN THE Son has ETERNAL LIFE, but the one who REFUSES to BELIEVE in the Son will not see life; instead the WRATH of God remains on them. (John 3:36). Anyone who BELIEVES IN Him is NOT CONDEMNED, but anyone who does NOT BELIEVE is already CONDEMNED, because he has NOT BELIEVED in the name of the ONE and ONLY SON of GOD. (John 3:18) Which group do you belong to? Mark 1:15, is part of a sermon that the Lord Jesus preached. It is an invitation, He is inviting YOU to COME to Him. “The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God has come near. REPENT and BELIEVE in the GOOD NEWS!” If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are part of the HAVE NOTS, and you will face an ETERNITY in Hell with ALL its HORRORS, if you don’t TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. You MUST BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART that Jesus died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God. Then you MUST CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. Then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION and become one of the HAVES, and inherit an ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN with ALL its blessings. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!