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]