I was listening to a minister recently and he was asked the question "If
you were to preach your last sermon, what would be the topic?" He
answered and said without hesitation, "The message would be on man's
accountability to God." I began to meditate and think about his words and
the Lord really began to speak to my heart about the subject. I will
follow God's leading with this message and hope you'll be challenged with
what you read.
We need to always keep in mind that one day we will stand before God
Almighty and give an account of our life here on earth. Jesus says in
Matthew 12:36 "I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they
will give account of it in the day of judgment." We sometimes forget that
life on earth is temporary and all that we have become accustomed to will
one day perish, except what is done in the name of the Lord because that
alone will be with us in Eternity. (Revelation 20:12) (Matthew 6:19-21)
God has given each of us a special gift and it is to be used to glorify and
magnify the Lord. We are an extension of God placed in this day in time
and are to do all that God has called us to do. Never think that you have
no purpose because God does not make or create anything without a reason
behind it. We are God's arms and feet and voice in this world full of
hatred and deceit and are called to be a light in a dark world. I say
this because many of us get caught up in a rat race and forget about our
accountability to God. (Romans 12:4-8) (Jeremiah 29:11) (Matthew 5:14-16)
I have not shared this with many people, but it is appropriate to be shared
in this message. I sometimes sit by myself and think about the day that I
stand before God Almighty and give an account of my life and what I did
for Him while I was on the earth. I imagine God asking me the question,
"Son, did you do everything you could have done to tell my people that I
love them and that Jesus died to save them?" I try to imagine myself
saying "Yes", but I know there are things I wish I could have done to make
God proud. Things like feeding the hungry and homeless, visiting prisons
and telling the inmates that Jesus loves them and simply being a better
representative of Christ, and I imagine asking God for one more chance to
come back to earth and do those things I did not do the first time and
then God lovingly answers back and says to me, "It is too late".
I thank God that it is not too late because you and I are still on the
earth and we have the time to be better representatives of Christ now. We
can feed the hungry in His name, we can visit prisons and minister to those
souls in His name and do all those things that Jesus taught us to do
through His Word and in doing so, we will not have regrets when we stand
before God in the day of judgement. (Matthew 25:37-40)
I write these things not to scare you or make you feel guilty, but so that
you will not be deceived by the enemy. The devil will lure you to think
about anything and everything except the things of God and that is why we
need to recognize the enemy's tricks and be more alert concerning our
accountability to the Lord.
We need to be more mindful of our own accountability and stop keeping
track of what everyone else is doing. Many of us go through life caught
up in and worried about what others think about us and strive to show
ourselves strong in order to win them over, but pay very little attention
to pleasing God and doing what's right in His eyes.
I encourage you to spend time alone and think about the day when you will
give an account of your life to God. Will there be things that you wish
you could have done for the Lord, but never made the time to do them? Will
you go to heaven having accomplished all the goals and dreams God had for
your life? I say this because it is not too late for you to seek God now
and fulfill the ministry that God has planned for your life. Your life
Can make a huge difference, so don't let anyone tell you any different.
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Matthew 25:35-40 Jesus says, "…I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I
was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison,
and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer Him, saying, Lord,
when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee
drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and
clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you,
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye
have done it unto me."
2 Timothy 4:7-8 "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I
have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of
righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that
day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing."
James 4:13-14 "Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to
such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a
profit"; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is
your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then
All scriptures can be found in the King James Version.
Remember: You are going to give an account for you and nobody else, so I
challenge you to make your life count and strive to make this planet a
better place because you Are able to do it.
In Christ Service,
Gods Work Ministry