Come Under A New Management
Oh yes, your life should Come Under A New Management Now!
There is one thing everyone seems to agree upon – that death ends the existence of man on this planet earth.
Yes, ALL eventually die – people have died, people are dying and people will continue to die. ALL die at some point. When the time of death comes, no one can postpone it to another time or place. Further, the time, the place and the how you cannot determine.
There are many questions too:
- Why do people even have to die?
- Is this the way the world is going to continue in endless cycle of birth and death for ever?
- Is there a way out of dying?
These questions have been answered, so don’t keep saying they are questions without answers.
But could the fact that everyone agrees that death ends life on earth be an indication that all were created by God?
God created you and all of mankind
Yes, there is a God who created us all. He created man in His image:
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” (Genesis 1:27).
Truth remains truth always
Please at this early stage, let me remind you of an unchangeable fact:
- Truth is still truth even if you do not believe it. Your unbelief cannot and will not alter the nature of truth.
- You can be sincerely wrong. That is, you can be sincere or honest and still be wrong.
So, please, do not dismiss what you are reading here with a wave of the hand as myth, or untrue just because you don’t believe right now.
Yes, again, your belief or your unbelief does not affect truth because truth will still be truth even if you don’t believe it. So God exists even if you happen not to believe in Him now.
I say further that your existence is a deliberate act. Perhaps you are thinking: “How can he know my existence is a deliberate act when he doesn’t even know me?”
Simple: you reading this is a human been, an intelligent human being, able to read, think and make decisions. You are not a robot or a mindless machine. No.
And God created you with a mind and a conscience and you can feel – you have emotions.
He created you for a purpose. He also has made available the resources you need to accomplish that purpose. That is for another time.
But I tell you now, you didn’t just happen to be. You didn’t fall from the sky like rain or snow. A storm didn’t just blow you out of the dust on the ground. You didn’t emerge from an explosion or so-called big bang. You didn’t evolve from some slimy, shapeless thing in the water somewhere.
Yes, God created you, me and the rest of human beings. He knew you will come here to read this and in His hidden counsel, He ensured I wrote this you are reading now.
What follows is the truth of the word of God. By the decree of God, every human being must be born through a woman to come into this world. No human falls from the sky. And by His decree, everyone, everything dies.
But what then after death?
Do I hear a chorus of answers? You might have heard many divergent answers and from a diversity of sources, but here is the truth according to the Holy Scriptures.
Please, bear with me and read this to the end.
Death had a beginning
Through the action of man death came into the life of man and by the decree of God:
“it is appointed unto men once to die” (Hebrews 9:27).
But it started earlier than that – here:
“in the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” (Genesis 3:19).
After man disobeyed clearly laid down command of God. And do remember, the consequence of disobedience was spelt out at the time the prohibition was given and before the disobedience occurred:
“And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” (Genesis 2:16-17).
So, you see, I am not cursing you by saying one day, you like every human being would die.
But there is life after death. Put another way, your death is not the end of you but the beginning of existence in the next life.
Even then, death itself has an end – death will come to an end one day. Death will not continue endlessly for ever. I repeat, there is coming a time when there will be no more death.
But still, there is life after death.
And here I have a question. There is no easier way to say it so I ask the question upfront:
“If you die before you finish reading this note, what account are you going to give to God?”
CEO, how is the health of your company
How is the company doing? Which company? The company called “YOU” Up to this moment, you have been the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of your life. You have ruled and run YOU the way you wanted. After all, “it is my life” you say.
So, Mr/Ms CEO Ma/Sir, how is the company called “YOU” doing? The life of YOU?
- Are you have a-swell-of-a-time?
- Or you are having a-deflating-of-a-time?
- Or you are just confused and are between and betwixt?
I repeat again, believe it or not, God created you. for a purpose You didn’t just happen to be. And like all other human beings, one day you will have to give account to God of how you lived your life on planet earth.
God has spoken
God in His word says that: YOU are a sinner.
Oh yes, God knows you more than yourself for He created you. He is therefore in the best position to assess you. God looked into the books and He says to all of mankind:
“All have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
“There is none righteous, no, not one” (Romans 3:10).
In other words, in God’s opinion, we fall short of His standard. You as the CEO of the company called “YOU” You have managed the company very badly. If things continue the way there are now, this company will be completely ruined.
Hence, to prevent a ruin that could be beyond redemption, company YOU needs immediate and urgent attention if it is not to continue in its current “self-destructive” mode. It needs to be rescued and a new management plan and resources put in place.
Will you avail yourself of the rescue plan?
God’s decree is that the sinner shall die
According to the creator of mankind, all souls belong to Him and the soul that sins (fall short of His standard) shall die:
“Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.” (Ezekiel 18:4, 20).
“For the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23).
That is to say our sin has earned a deserved wage which is death or separation from God in Hell.
Observe that you sin because you are a sinner
Please recognise that an orange tree is not an orange tree because it bears oranges. Rather, it bears oranges because it is an orange tree.
Similarly, you are not a sinner because you sin, rather, you sin because you are a sinner.
There will be a day of reckoning – a day for all to give account.
One day all will stand before God to give account of their lives while one earth. The word of God describes that day thus:
“And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” (Revelation 20:11-15).
These are the words of the Lord telling us of the fate of every unbeliever.
But God doesn’t want you or any sinner to die
But it is not God’s wish that anybody should die. So he made provision for us (those who will be willing) to be saved because He still loves us:
“But God commendeth His love towards us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” (1 John 4:10).
Friend, believe it, yes, it is true: God has no pleasure in the death of the sinner (Ezekiel 18:32). Hear God calling ALL including you now:
“Say to them, As I live, declares the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways, for why will you die?” (Ezekiel 33:11).
In other words, even in our sin, God continued to show us His love and demonstrated this love by sending His Son, Jesus Christ to die on the cross for us. He thus gave Jesus Christ to the whole world (John 3:16).
You cannot save yourself
Except the judge does, no prisoner can set himself free. Similarly, the sinner cannot set himself free. Yes, you cannot set yourself free. You may consider yourself good, perhaps:
- You are religious,
- You live a morally upright life,
- You do good to others and
- You are loved by everyone,
- You have joined a church and you are contributing much money there,
- You are engaged in a lot of charity work,
- You are a very generous philanthropist.
All these may be good and do have their place. But they will not save you. No amount of good work and being on your best behaviour can save you. Your salvation is not based on the merit of what works and contributions you have made to society.
Simply put – you cannot be your own saviour. This is a fact you need to admit to yourself for salvation is:
“not of works, lest any man should boast” (Eph. 2:9).
And it is:
“Not by works of righteousness which we have done” (Titus 3:5).
Your salvation is based on what someone else had done.
God has made provision for your salvation
Between you the sinner and a Holy God is the sin barrier. To remove that barrier, God provided His Son, Jesus Christ:
“The Lord Laid on Him the iniquity of us all” (Isaiah 53:6).
“He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world” (1 John 2:2).
“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin” (2 Corinthians 5:21).
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
Jesus Christ can therefore offer you salvation as a gift. All you need is believe and appropriate His provision.
Do you believe that Jesus Christ bore your sins in His own body on the tree? (1 Peter 2:24). You need to believe.
Come under a New Management
Jesus says to you, the sinner: “Come unto Me!”
I appeal to you as a fellow human being, and in the name of the Lord, hear and accept His invitation now:
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30).
Further, He says:
“I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).
You are a sinner, the penalty for sin is death, you cannot save yourself, God has made provision for your salvation, He made His Son, Jesus Christ to pay the penalty for your sin, you need to accept what the Lord Jesus Christ has done on your behalf.
Yes, you now have to believe God’s word and take Him at His word (take the step of faith) by accepting and appropriating the way of salvation He has provided for us in Jesus Christ.
You are a sinner who has badly run his life like a very bad CEO who has run a company into debt and administration, and that company is now in such a poor shape that no one else would buy it.
You cannot save yourself. This sinking company needs to be saved. It needs a new CEO. That New CEO is the Lord Jesus Christ.
You reading this, should take that step of faith now. It is not complicated. Rather, the word is near you, the word of faith is in your mouth and in your heart (Rom 10:8):
“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved” (Romans 10:9-10).
Furthermore, we are told:
“whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13).
That is to say, ALL that appropriate the sacrifice of Christ is acceptable to Him.
You must Act NOW!
You have a decision to make now!
Believe God and appropriate the finished work of Christ on your behalf and receive eternal life
Reject God and His provision for your salvation and face His wrath.
This is what we all have been warned about – that our decisions and choices have consequences.
For as we are told:
“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” (John 3:36).
What will your decision be?
Please, choose Life.
Act now! Come and Bring your life under a New Management of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Do not let yourself like a bad CEO run the company called “YOU” to damnation in hell.
Remember that God wants “all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:4).
And remember that those who believe the word of God and accept His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ will not come under judgement because their names are entered in the Book of Life:
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1).
But the unrepentant sinner’s name will not be in the Book of Life, and he will be judged:
“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” (Revelation 20:15).
Therefore, it is a dangerous thing not to believe what God has done for humanity through Jesus Christ. There is no other means, way or provision available to man. ALL goes to and through Jesus Christ. For:
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12).
And so it follows that:
“He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (John 3:18).
You have the information now and please know that:
“these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” (John 20:31).
I repeat: There is a decision to make. You alone can make that decision now.
- The decision is to appropriate the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross as yours, so He becomes your saviour and Lord.
- But please do not delay.
- Let today be the day of your salvation.
- ACT NOW!!!
- Let The Lord Jesus Christ be Saviour and Lord of your life – the New CEO of your life calling the shots and you obeying as He brings the company called “YOU” back to life.
Please, call upon God, and let the Lord Jesus Christ become the New CEO of your life calling the shots and you obeying as He brings the company called “YOU” back to life.
My prayer for you is that you will believe God and His word, you will appropriate the sacrifice Christ made on your behalf and let The Lord Jesus Christ Saviour and Lord of your life in Jesus’s Name, Amen.