KEY SCRIPTURE: Ezekiel 33:11 KJV “Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?”
GOD the Lord of all flesh expresses His candid desire and will for the man and woman who have not surrendered their lives to the Lordship of Jesus. He says, He has no pleasure in the death of the wicked. He desires to see the wicked repented, and living right. Who is the wicked? The wicked is not just the man who kills his neighbor or perpetuates evil. The wicked is simply the man who has no regard for the word Of God. The root of all wickedness is the lack of submission to God and his Word. The act of neglect or lack of submission to the word of God gives free license to death to fully function in such an individual.
The practice of sin is a clear demonstration that death is at work in you. 1 Corinth 15:56 KJV “The sting of a death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law”. Living a sinful life means the venom of death, is at work in you. As the scripture says death is not an event but a person who lives and rules the wicked. The event of death, is only the ultimate consummation of all the activities of this being in the life of that man. The sad and miserable aspect is that most men don’t realize death is actively working in them. The first sign of the reign of death in a man, is lack of peace in that man’s heart. It also demonstrates itself in many other ways in the lives of humanity. It leads the individual into all acts of sin and rebellion against God. Sicknesses, demonic controls with all kinds of inner instability. It finally ends in death. The next stage for such a man is hell fire.
The Lord says he has no pleasure in the death of the wicked. 1Timothy 2:4 KJV “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth”. God does not only desire the salvation of all but has made a way for your salvation and deliverance from the power of death. 2Timothy 1:10 KJV” But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel”: This is the wonderful news. Jesus through His death has dealt with death and brought life and immortality to light. Do not allow Satan to laugh over you when he puts you into hell fire. Surrender your life to Jesus today and escape eternal destruction. You can pray the following prayer.
Dear heavenly father, forgive me for neglecting your word. I submit my life to your word and the Lordship of Jesus Christ. I confess Him as the Lord of my life and I believe He rose up from death after the third day. Thank you, Lord, for saving my soul.
Ezekiel 33:19 KJV “But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby.”
Ezekiel 18:23 KJV” Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?”