7 Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says,
“Today, if you hear His voice,
8 do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion,
on the day of testing in the wilderness,
9 where your fathers put me to the test
and saw my works for forty years.
10 Therefore I was provoked with that generation,
and said, ‘They always go astray in their heart;
they have not known My ways.’
11 As I swore in My wrath,
‘They shall not enter My rest.’”
On yesterday, the Lord established that when we read the Holy Bible that it is God Himself who is speaking and that every man must make a choice to believe this truth or not. Now, He speaks to tell us when that choice should be made- TODAY!
It was a Word in due season when Hebrews was written and it is a Word in due season today. As we look around our country and world we realize that this is another “don’t rush by it Word. TODAY is the day of grace and salvation.
The Lord draws man unto Himself, His Word speaks:
6 Seek the Lord while He may be found;
call on Him while he is near.
7 Let the wicked forsake their ways
and the unrighteous their thoughts.
Let them turn to the Lord, and He will have mercy on them,
and to our God, for He will freely pardon. Isaiah 55:6-7
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Luke 19:10
I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” Luke 5:32
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
For He says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, NOW is the time of God’s favor, NOW is the day of salvation. 2 Corinthians 6:2
For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13
13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. James 4:13-14
16 And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. 17 He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’ 18 “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. 19 And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”’ 20 “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ 21 “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.” Luke 12:16-21
“Come NOW, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.
The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
O Heavenly Father, Hallow be Your Name! May Your Spirit fall fresh, usher in repentance, remove blinders, loose shackles, tear down strongholds, set the captive free, bring increase. Glory to Your Name! In the Name of the One Who gave His life that it would be so, Jesus the Christ! Amen!