“For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.” (Acts 20:27). We are supposed to preach the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. God knows I love to teach about forgiveness and mercy because I need it so much, but there are other subjects that need to be taught also. The full message is;
1. Salvation and the Baptism of the Holy Ghost.
2. Living for Jesus which includes witnessing.
3. The end time warning message, and the coming judgments of God.
These three main messages really are the full counsel of God. Shouldn’t we put these messages into our tracts that we pass out? Yes if we want to obey the Lord and get out the full counsel of God. Beloved that is what we are called to do, and that is the main reason we are alive in this world today. You will find the full message and counsel of God in this web site www.answersintheword.com . You know, that is the one thing that the departed believers cannot do is to witness to the lost in this world, unless the Lord sends them on a special mission to witness to someone here.However I believe that many people who we have failed to reach such as Hindus, Muslims,Buddhist, etc, will have a chance to accept Jesus after they die, and why wouldn’t they accept Jesus then, when they are witnessed to in the spirit world by a departed brother or sister.Those that have never heard about Jesus or had a real true Christian witness are not accountable and will have a chance to be saved in the spirit world when they pass away. “If I had not come and spoken unto them they had not had sin, but now they have no cloak for their sin.”(John 15:22). “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (II Peter 3:9). Jesus told a story in the Book of Luke. “There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: and there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; and in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house: for I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.” (Luke 16:19-31)
The enemy knows that every saved believer is a potential threat to his kingdom. It may be out of fashion, or not politically correct to talk about hell, but that doesn’t mean that hell is out of business. In fact it is growing stronger and bigger everyday. Maybe if we thought about the reality of people going there it might help us to witness to people more and win more souls for Jesus !
Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.