As I was reading the scriptures this morning, I came across a passage that really concerned and alarmed my heart - as it is rarely taught - though it is clearly laid out in the Bible and especially in the book of Hebrews chapter 10. which I want us to look at.  

It is concerning those that have actually received the Lord at one point - but then turn back from following and believing in Him.  (or said a prayer with their mouth, but never actually believed in their heart or followed Christ to know Him and continued living a sinful life by willful choice)   I know a few people clearly in this category and am praying for them, hoping that they will read this.  But my opinion means nothing except that it lines up with God’s word - so I will print it below so you can read for yourself in God’s inspired Word. (I have printed two different versions for clarities sake)

Hebrews 10:26-31  (KJV)   For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Hebrews 10:26-31 (Living Bible)  If anyone sins deliberately by rejecting the Savior after knowing the truth of forgiveness, this sin is not covered by Christ’s death; there is no way to get rid of it.  There will be nothing to look forward to but the terrible punishment of God’s awful anger, which will consume all his enemies.  A man who refused to obey the laws given by Moses was killed without mercy if there were two or three witnesses to his sin.  Think how much more terrible the punishment will be for those who have trampled underfoot the Son of God and treated his cleansing blood as though it were common and unhallowed, and insulted and outraged the Holy Spirit who brings God’s mercy to his people.
 For we know him who said, “Justice belongs to me; I will repay them”; who also said, “The Lord himself will handle these cases.”  It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Now if this is you, or you think possibly you and it concerns you - their is so much hope.  It is indeed Jesus that caused you to read this.  It is now you have a chance to repent and turn from your sinful ways - reject that life and follow Him.

Let me now put more from Hebrews 10 and point something out.

Hebrews 10: 32,33   But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;
 Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used.

If you at one point prayed a “sinner’s prayer”  - but never experienced a change in your life or heart.   Never any persecutions or rejections because you are not ashamed of Christ.  If you just did this for fear of hell and looking for fire insurance - I would ask yourself….is there any fruit in my life that I was born again?  If your prayer and surrendering to Christ was not  of the heart, there may be a problem.  As John the Baptist said to the pharisees in Luke 3:7,8…..Oh generation of vipers, who told you to flee the wrath that is to come,  bring forth fruits of repentance….
While this is John speaking to the unbelieving Jews…there is a principal here.  There should be fruits of repentance in every believers life.  A change of some kind should be visible - even if small at first - it should grow with time.  If there was absolutely no change in your life - like feeling convicted when you continued in your old sin.  You may not be in a good place with God.  The remedy?  Call on His name while He can be found.  Isaiah 55:6
Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

Don’t wait another minute,  loved one!!!  Hit your knees now and ask forgiveness and for God to give you the power to forsake your sins and addictions.  He will help you with it all.  God is for us not against us.  (romans 8:31)

We are saved by faith in the work of Jesus and not by works lest any man should boast…..the word clearly says this.  But we cannot leave off the rest of God’s instructions to flee sin.  God sees our hearts  - His grace is available to carry you all the way to freedom and He is patient as long as you are not blowing His instructions off.

Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
17 But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.

I am afraid in the deceptive era of “seeker sensitive churches”  of which I myself had to repent to being a part of…..many, many were led to believe a watered down gospel and did not continue on to search the scriptures and follow Christ and seek His face to know Him.

The scariest scripture in the Bible is this:   Matthew 7:22-24 “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:”

I am not writing this from any other place than love and a deep concern for our fellow man.  I want to see everyone make it to heaven.  We seem to not dwell on the fact that there are people that will not make heaven and either go to hell or to the place of weeping and gnashing of teeth with the hypocrites.

Let us all pray for our own hearts and be attentive to our internal condition and to pray for all those we love and that God has placed in our lives.

God IS LOVE!  That is why He reaches out to all mankind and why the whole earth is full of His glory and creation is evidence enough of His existance.  But we must all know that this age will come to an end and the door for repentance will close.  Also, our deaths which can come unexpectedly.

Much love from all my heart. 

A voice crying in the wilderness  - prepare ye the way of the Lord.  He is coming again!!!