Text: Hebrews 10: 26-31
Theme: An Urgent Warning!
An urgent warning is written for us in the five verses comprising today’s reading. If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have receive the knowledge of the truth no sacrifice for sin is left (vs 26). Please note well the word ‘deliberately’. This means willfully and presumptuously sinning or continuing in the old testament rituals for cleansing after we have been made aware of Jesus’ final sacrifice. The years of our ignorance God has winked at but now he commands all men everywhere to repent.
Therefore, if we despise or disdain Jesus’ sacrifice and neglect what it achieved we simply incur God’s wrath. Verse 27: but only a fearful expectation of judgement and of raging fires that will consume the enemies of God. This is a clear warning to those who say Jesus’ teachings about hell were mere fables or parables. They claim that God is too loving and kind to allow people suffer in hell. Unfortunately we can’t take one and leave the other. God is a complete package of Himself. He is Faithful loving and kind nevertheless he is also a consuming fire. He shows mercy even to the third and fourth generation but will by no means acquit the guilty.
Hear it again beloved and go tell it to the world; God is a God of justice. His justice demands that he punish evil doers who refuse to accept the free gift of salvation in Jesus Christ. They reject God’s chosen one and chose darkness. They will have themselves to blame. For God’s spirit will not wrestle with man forever. If you’re in Jesus already do not presume to do as you please. Ignorance is not excuse. Many so called pastors and churches today teach wrong doctrines. Read the bible under holy spirit guidance to continuously stand firm on the truth.