Jun 23, 2017
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Naked Before The Lord

Naked Before the Lord

 

One day, every person will stand naked before the Lord, with no leg to stand on (pardon the pun) and nothing to cover him up.

As Holy Scripture tells us:

      And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. - HEB 4:13

Mankind can be awfully bold and even brash in the face of God... that is, while they don't have to face Him.

But Scripture says one day we will all see Him, and face to face.

Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. - 1 Cor 13:12

On that day, what will you say?

If the Lord says you're guilty of sinning against Him (and you are according to Holy Scripture, i.e. Romans 3:10,23), and then He asks you how you'll pay for your sins against Him, Your Creator, what will you say?!

Will you have any valid argument to make? More importantly, will you have any way to pay the debt you owe God?

How could you if you are naked, with no possessions or riches, while standing before Him?

On your own, in your own wisdom, you will be at a loss for words, and much more.

You will have no leg to stand on because everything you relied on for security and power on earth was left behind.

The money, the sex, the power, the earthly reputation... they will all have disappeared. And now here you are.

You will have nothing to cover you up, and your sins are glaring before your Holy God. You don't even have a fig leaf at your disposal to cover your nakedness and shame.

You might be bold and brash towards God now, but I hope you reconsider your position today, before it's too late and you are face to face with Him.

Scripture tells us it's appointed for every man to die once, and then the judgment.

      Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and He will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him. - HEB 9:27-28

But to be clear: salvation is only brought to those who are "waiting for Him", for those who have trusted in the Lord Jesus as their Savior, before their number is called.

When you are asked by God how you will pay the debt you owe Him, you will either have no valid answer nor hope, OR you will be able to say the Lord Jesus, His Precious Son, paid for all of your sins at the Cross.

My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense — Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. - 1 John 2:1-2

But the second answer will only be valid if you repent and turn to Christ in your heart BEFORE YOU DIE, humbly trusting in Christ as your Lord and Savior.

That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. 11 As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame." - ROM 10:9-11

How can you cover the shame of your nakedness? The guilt of your sin? Only by accepting Jesus Christ as your God and Savior. He is the only One who was perfectly pure to please God the Father, and the only One who died for your sins.

Our days are just like a mist, here today and gone tomorrow. Do not think you are owed or guaranteed any amount of days.

What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. - James 4:14

Turn to the Lord TODAY. Don't be so sure tomorrow will be there for you to make this decision, because one day it won't be.

And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain —  for He says,

"AT THE ACCEPTABLE TIME I LISTENED TO YOU,

AND ON THE DAY OF SALVATION I HELPED YOU."

Behold, now is "THE ACCEPTABLE TIME," behold, now is "THE DAY OF SALVATION" -  2 Cor 6:1-2

If you humbly turn to the Lord, He will help you believe.

We will all be naked before the Lord one day soon.

Are you ready to see Him face to face?

Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, you and your household. - Acts 16:31

As Jesus Himself said; Repent and believe the good news! - MAR 1:15

 

The Gospel:
Jesus Christ, who is God incarnate, humbled Himself to die on our behalf. Thus He became the sinless sacrifice to pay the penalty of our guilt. He rose from the dead to declare with power that He is Lord over all, and He offers eternal life freely to sinners who will surrender to Him in humble, repentant faith.

 

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