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]