“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9).
Our Maker is never willing that anyone should perish as Jesus stated in John 3:16 – that whosoever believes in Him should not perish…… This was confirmed by Peter in his second letter to God’s people (2 Pet. 3:9). One major requirement for those who do not want to perish is belief in Jesus Christ. God gives power to as many who receive Jesus to become His own, even to them that believe in His name (John 1:12).
If you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved (Rom. 10:9). So what God wants from you is to believe in His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to avoid consequences that are better imagined than experienced. Aside believing that God raised Jesus from the dead, believe that He is your personal Lord and Savior; He is your Healer; He is your Peace; He is your Provider; He is your Strength when you are weak and He is your all in all.
No man who has believed Jesus, translated into the kingdom of God and abides in Christ is allowed to perish (Col.1:13). You are as vulnerable as perishable goods if you continue to serve in the kingdom of darkness as satan, the devil, is always interested in causing those who serve him to perish in stagnation, lack, disease, sickness, all other forms of oppression and everlasting damnation (Romans 6:23a). Your hour of salvation is finally here, glory to God!
If you are yet to believe and confess Jesus Christ, feel free to pray the prayer of salvation. If you said that prayer, congratulations! One step further, ask God to help you feed on His word (Bible), pray more and join a local church where you will be further edified.
By: Sunday Omori