By: Lou Yeboah
Well, ain’t no need of wondering… I’ll tell you why… It’s too Dangers to avoid! Besides the Bible says Jesus is our example in all things. Jesus preaching ministry began with a single line: “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” [Matthew 4:17]. For three and a half years of public Ministry, Jesus never stopped preaching repentance. [Matthew 9:13]. All that Jesus taught related to repentance and the Kingdom in one way or another. Even in the last message He gave to the church, it was a message of repentance.
I want you to know that a message on “Sin, Hell and Repentance is a Signpost.” It is an opportunity for you to consider where you are going and to change direction if necessary. While the words Hell, Sin and Repentance may have been dropped out of some pulpits, they have not dropped out of the Word of God. All preachers should preach repentance. Ministers who avoid the subject of repentance are denying and defying Jesus. I am only a messenger commissioned to convey a message from God. Don’t hate the messenger. Whether the opportunity seems to be favorable or unfavorable. Whether it is convenient or inconvenient, whether it is welcome or unwelcome, as a messenger of God I am to show people in what way their lives are wrong. And convince them, rebuking and correcting, warning and urging and encouraging them, being persistent and inexhaustible in patience and teaching [2 Timothy 4:2]. For He said to me, “daughter of man, I have made thee a watchman…: therefore hear the Word at My mouth, and give them warning from me. When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die, and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity, but thou hast delivered thy soul [Ezekiel 3:17-21]. I tell you, ain’t no need of wondering.
The message in the mouth of every biblical messenger was repentance. Every prophet was preaching the same message: “Repent!” Ezekiel, Jeremiah, Isaiah and Joel preached it: “Repent!” Scripture commands it [Ephesians 5:11]. The question is will you take heed? For the times of ignorance God overlooked; neglected us, gave no revelation, and sent no messengers, nor messages to instruct us, nor to show us our follies and mistakes. He left us to our own stupidity and ignorance: but now He commandeth all men everywhere to repent. That is, he hath given orders, that the doctrine of repentance, as well as remission of sins, should be preached to all nations. [Acts 17:30-31]. As Proverbs 8:32-36 says, “Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.” For as many as the Lord loves, He rebuke and chastise; be zealous therefore, and repent.” [Revelation 3:19]. “For if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. [1 John 1:9]. A message on “Sin, Hell and Repentance is a signpost, behold it!
“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.” [Deuteronomy 30:19]