We live in a world that is plunging deeper and deeper into darkness and for this reason, we must remain in a continuous state of alertness. However, many are those who are deviating to the wrong path and forgetting that there is only ONE way to salvation: Our Lord Jesus! “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”” (John 14:6)
He is the path that will lead us to our final destination. When we go off track, we are often left with disastrous consequences. However, when we are obeying Him and following His principles, that’s when we can be certain that we are heading in the right direction. Majority are on the wrong path, but if we want to please God, we cannot follow in their footsteps. It doesn’t matter if friends or family are going the wrong way, we cannot look to the left or to the right, because the moment we do, we’ll fall right into the path of the devil.
The devil will always try to entice us with his offers and suggestions, which looks attractive, but its only aim is to turn us away from the truth. We can’t forget that Jesus is the supreme authority and He is the embodiment of the truth. In a world of the antichrist, we need to be extremely wise and discard what is not of the truth. In reality, we cannot have communion with the truth, that is the Lord Jesus, if we are living a life of lies, deceit, hypocrisy, and promiscuity; or if we are holding onto grudges, malice, bad eyes or any other form of sin. For this reason, people ask and don’t receive, seek and don’t find the greatest gift of all, which is the Holy Spirit because they are not basing their lives on the truth. Many are not living a life of truth; they will have to pay the price at the end.
“Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” (Matthew 7:22 – 23)
These are the words that nobody wants to hear, but unfortunately lack of practice of the Word of God will make these words inevitable for some.
Many think that they are on the right track and have credit with God because of their good deeds and number of years as a Christian. However, one good deed cannot compensate for our sinful actions. What will save us is our communion with God and living a life of holiness and integrity. If we are not living God’s way, then we will surely lose our souls and hear God say, He never knew us.
God’s eyes are always looking for men and women of God who are true worshippers; that is those whose words match their actions and are not swayed by the world and its offers. Everyday offers of shortcuts will come; we’ll even be criticised because of our beliefs, but we cannot deviate from the Lord Jesus, who gives us life. If we choose to stay on the right path, then we’ll surely conquer an abundant life. We’ll even encounter obstacles along our journey, but if we stay focused, we will overcome, achieve great results and consequently attain EVERLASTING life. But if we take the wrong path, our destination will be hell and eternal torment. That’s why we must constantly analyse ourselves and ask: “Are my daily actions taking me towards the right path or am I walking on the wrong path?” We must never assume that we are on the right path, but we must be certain that we are.