By Lou Yeboah
Living between the Tik and the Tok! What’s wrong with you? What is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanishes away. [James 4:13-17]. Listen, God’s offer is only guaranteed for today. [2 Corinthians 6:2] says, “Now is the accepted time; behold now is the day of salvation.” God has given you the opportunity to give your life to Him in this era of human history, but if you neglect it, the Lord could come any day as a thief in the night, and it would be forever too late. Living between the Tik and the Tok. What’s wrong with you? Don’t wait until it’s too late!
[Hebrews 12:17] says of Esau, “For you know that even afterwards, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought for it with tears.” The awful story of the rich man and the poor man summarized in two words: TOO LATE! The rich man in hell did everything that the poor man did on earth; however, he did them simply TOO LATE! Wake up! The time is short! [Romans 13:11-14]. How much time is left? We don’t know. That is a mystery that God holds in His hand, and He will not tell us. But what he does tell us in [Romans 13:11-14] it’s later than you think. Time is passing quickly! I tell you; the hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is nearly over the day is almost here.” Living between the Tik and the Tok while the supreme Event of history is around the corner! Jesus is standing at the very threshold of returning again! Get it together before your Tik-Tok runs out!
Like the parable of the wise and foolish virgins, the wise had oil in their lamps. They didn’t wait till the bridegroom was near to start preparing, they were always prepared, get it together, because I tell you, the last days are not coming, they are already here. Repent Now Before It Is Too Late! Christ is not going to wait forever. For He says in [Genesis 6:3], “My Spirit will not always strive with man.” God appeals to you today, seek ye the Lord. Seek Him while there is yet time, for when He stands up and the temple is filled with smoke, it’s too late. The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and you are not saved. [Jeremiah 8:20]. How tragic! Living between the Tik and Tok!
Listen, you may be like the men of Athens who said– “we will hear thee again of this matter” go away – [Acts 17:32]. You may be like Agrippa, “Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian” – [Acts 26:28]. I want you to know that everyone will give an account to God, no one will escape. God spared not the angels, God spared not Sodom, God spared not the old world which was destroyed in Noah’s flood and God will not spare this current world. Be sure of this one thing, God’s wrath and judgment is coming to this world. They will say peace and safety, they will be going about business as per usual, they will be marrying and giving in marriage, they will be eating, drinking, and partying. They will know not until the day of the Lord comes like a thief in the night. Maybe you just think you can live your life how you want now and worry about where you’re heading later or negotiate it when you get there. Well make no mistake, the Bible is very clear that there comes a time when it is too late to be saved. [2 Corinthians 6:2]– For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succored thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. When God stops dealing with you, it’s over. For there is a time for every unbeliever when it is too late. And only God knows the time, it is not for me or any man to say. But I can only imagine the sheer terror of realizing I have refused God one too many times. I want you to know that in Daniel, Belshazzar saw the writing on the wall. Judgment had been declared. It was too late. That night Babylon fell, and Belshazzar was slain. The Bible records his trembling, his fear, his knees smote together in terror. He found no place of repentance, he found no mercy, he found no grace. God was done with him forever. In Genesis, when the angels came to Sodom, judgment had already been declared. Their fate was sealed. The angels came to save Lot and destroy the city. All the inhabitants were dead men walking even before the angels arrived in Sodom. Symbolically, they desperately groped for the door in the darkness, but like the handle to the door eluded them, so had the door to eternal life been slammed shut for eternity. They were in the mist of darkness forever.
We see the longsuffering of God in Genesis with the story of Noah. Noah preached repentance, he warned of coming judgment, he warned the people of impending doom, the invitation to be saved and avoid judgment was extended for many, many years. But one day, the offer was withdrawn. There came a day when God shut him in. It was over, even before the raindrops began to fall before the fountains of the deep were broken up before there was any sign of the impending deluge. One can only imagine the icy hand of terror which took hold of their hearts as the rain fell and the water exploded up from underneath. They would no doubt have been hammering on the door of the ark, pleading to be let in. Fingernails began desperately clawing at the door. Noah, Noah, let us in! Noah, Noah, we believe you now! The door was shut forever. Eternal darkness, eternal punishment, eternal wrath awaited even as they were scurrying for higher land. The water covered the earth, the only people who survived were those in the ark. There would have been many that realized that Noah was right, but too late.
Today, the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. [Revelation 22:17]. Leaving the Tik-Tok behind!