Topic: Without Christ, You Are Dead [Saturday August 12, 2017]
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” – Romans 6:23 (KJV)
Every person that has not received Christ into his life is dead. Such a person may be breathing and moving about but if he doesn’t receive Christ he is already dead in hell. This type of death has other branches: sickness, disease, failure and disappointment. Every kind of negative thing that happens to Man is part of death.
If you have no Christ, you are by nature the child of wrath and a child of the devil. John 8:44 puts it this way ‘Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar and the father of it.’ In other words, the devil is the father of all those that have no Christ inside them. Accepting Jesus into your life as your personal Lord and Saviour is therefore not negotiable.
The Bible says further in Romans 5:12 that “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned”. You see that! You don’t have a choice in this matter. Death is automatically passed to everyone, minus those who have received Christ into their lives. That is the difference between a believer and the person who is not. It is not about what you do or don’t do; it is all about who you have on the inside of you.
The good news, however, is that for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ. Hallelujah!
Further Reading: John 3:14-18, Romans 5:8-17
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Psalms 84-86; Evening- Romans 12
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.