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No Corners Cut, No Pacifying, No Round-About Way

“Have the Jury Reached a Verdict?”

Lou

Lou Coleman-Yeboah

By Lou Coleman-Yeboah

Yes, we have your Honor. We, the jury find the defendant, [insert your name], Guilty as Charged! To count one… Selfish ambitions…  Guilty… Count two… Idolatry… Guilty. Count three… Adultery… Guilty. Count four… Lewdness… Guilty. Count five… Fornication… Guilty. Count six…Murder… Guilty. Count seven…Hatred…Guilty. Count eight…Contentions…Guilty. Count nine…Jealousy… Guilty. Count ten…Uncleanness… Guilty. Count eleven… Outbursts of wrath… Guilty. Count twelve…Envy… Guilty. Count thirteen…Sorcery…Guilty. Count fourteen…Drunkenness…Guilty. Count fifteen…Heresies…Guilty. Count sixteen…Dissensions…Guilty. [Galatians 5:19-21]… Sentence imposed…Life in Hell! Imagine that! It has happened to you according to the true proverb: “A dog returns to his own vomit,” and, a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.” [2 Peter 2:22]

You see, the Bible warned, “… be sure your sins will find you out” [Numbers 32:23]. That proves that you cannot get away with sinning.  The NEED FOR THE LESSON. Consider the seriousness of sin and man’s foolish self-deception.  Sin is the transgression of God’s law [I John 3:4], and punishable by death [Romans 6:23]. The DOCTRINE OF THE LESSON. Whatsoever a man sows, that shall he reap, and you may count on this law [Galatians 6:7].

Listen, it is essential that you examine yourself with God’s help and turn from any wickedness in your life [Psalms 139:23-24]. If the sinners in Zion are afraid,” as scripture declares, and “fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. [Leviticus 18:26-30]. How can you escape? You can’t!  For scripture declares…. the soul that sinneth, it shall die.” [Ezekiel 18:4]

Hear Jesus in [Mark 9:43-45]: “If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. . . . And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell, ‘where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.” [Revelation 20:15; Luke 16:22; Matthew 22:13; 2 Thessalonians 1:9].

Repent, Repent, Repent! Before your soul is required and “your spirit shall return unto God Who gave it.” Before suffering and evil come upon you, while it is yet day and there is still time to repent. “ For [Revelation 14:10] says, “The wicked shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of His indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb.”

Don’t delay! “…Repent and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out…” [Acts 3:19]

To All You Conniving, Scheming, Think You Are Getting Away with Something Individuals!”

Lou Coleman-Yeboah

Lou Coleman-Yeboah

By Lou Coleman-Yeboah

Woe unto you says the Lord, for the day of reckoning is upon you [Hosea 9:7]. You serpents and brood of vipers how are you to escape being sentenced to hell? Don’t you know that the law of sowing and reaping is as true for God’s people as it is for unbelievers! “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: Whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” [Galatians 6:7-8].  I tell you, you cannot mock the justice of God. You cannot trifle with God. Sin is the transgression of God’s law, and punishable by death [Romans 6:23]. You need to know that you are walking a very dangerous path. You are playing Russian roulette with a fully loaded gun and you are going to lose everything, because the Russian roulette you are playing is Spiritual and it is more dangerous, more tragic, more condemning, and more deadly than any kind of Russian roulette played with a man-made weapon. And you call yourself a “Christian” but you play with “Sin” like a cat plays with a mouse. You go through life “Claiming” Christianity but living like the Devil. You “Toy” with God, not considering that your life is even a vapor that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away. I tell you, playing games with God is a very dangerous situation. Living in and out of sin is a very dangerous situation. Toying with other people’s salvation to justify your own rotten filthiness is a very dangerous situation. Repent you hypocrite!

For you are just like Jehoram, who knew the path to take but chose not to walk in it. After all that he saw, he knowingly chose to follow the ungodly path of the wicked kings of the northern kingdom of Israel. And as a consequence of his choice, his end was the most pathetic and dishonorable of any of the other kings of Judah. You see, the time finally came when God had enough of Jehoram’s unfaithful walk; “And a letter came to him from Elijah the prophet. It was a letter that had all the authority of a word directly from God Himself; and here’s what it said: Thus says the LORD God of your father David: Because you have not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat your father, or in the ways of Asa king of Judah, but have walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and have made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to play the harlot like the harlotry of the house of Ahab, and also have killed your brothers, those of your father’s household, who were better than yourself, behold, the LORD will strike your people with a serious affliction—your children, your wives, and all your possessions; and you will become very sick with a disease of your intestines, until your intestines come out by reason of the sickness, day by day [2 Chronicles 21: 12-15]. I tell you warning comes before destruction. You’ve been warned!

May God help us learn the hard lesson from the life of Jehoram; and choose to walk—all the way to the end—the path that leads to life!

“Now therefore, listen to me, my children, for blessed are those who keep my ways. Hear instruction and be wise, and do not refuse it. Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoever finds me finds life, and obtains favor from the Lord; but he who sins against me “wrongs his own soul; all those who hate me love death.”  [Proverbs 8:32-36]

“Living on Borrowed Time!”

Lou Coleman-Yeboah

Lou Coleman-Yeboah

By Lou Coleman-Yeboah

For those who are so busy living from day to day who forget how completely fragile and uncertain life is.  Wisdom is calling aloud outside; she raises her voice in the open squares. She cries out in the chief concourses, at the opening of the gates in the city, she speaks her words, “How long, you simple one, will you love simplicity? And the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?  Turn ye at my reproof: behold I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.” [Proverbs 1:20-23] … For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. [James 4:14]. Think about that for a moment. Your life, here one minute and gone the next.

Listen, there are two choices in life presented by Jesus [Matthew 7:13-14]. One grounded in human understanding, and one grounded in heavenly understanding – [Romans. 14:12] [2 Corinthians 5:10]. If this message is anything, it is a challenge to begin the process of moving your life closer to the way God wants you to live it. You see when God gave the 10 Commandments at Mount Sinai, He thundered these words: “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me” [Exodus 20:2-3]. God does not want us to place anything before Him. His desire is that we worship Him and Him alone. He must come first in our life. This is the same message that the Book of Haggai, communicates: Put first things first. It was written to people like us, who live with misplaced priorities. Jesus said the same thing: “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness…. [Matthew 6:33].

I tell you, it’s time for you to do some serious self-examination before the Lord. Consider your ways [Haggai 1:5, 7]. Stop long enough in your busy schedule and evaluate your life in light of God’s Word. Measure the consequences of your actions. Because when death nears, [here one minute, gone the next] priorities change. What used to seem significant may dim in comparison to one’s ultimate fate…. Check yourself before you wreck yourself!

Principles of Priorities…  [Matthew 5:6]… [Matthew 6:33] … [Matthew 25:14-25] … [Hebrews 10:24-25]…

[1 Peter 2:2]… [1 Corinthians 3:16]… [1 Corinthians 6:19-20]… [2 Corinthians 5:7]… [2 Corinthians 6:16]… [Romans 10:17]… [Ephesians 5:22-29]… [Ephesians 6:1-4]… [Haggai 1:2-11]… [Proverbs 15:13-15] [Proverbs 17:22]… [Proverbs 12:25]

The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: Repent ye, and believe the gospel.” [Mark 1:15]

Then I saw another angel flying in mid-air, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth – to every nation, tribe, language and people. He said in a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.”’ [Revelation 14:6].