#YOUTH2017 INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME (FIRST TEACHING)
PREACHER: PASTOR BOLAJI FOLAYAN
TOPIC: DECIDE NOW!
TEXT: ECCLESIASTES 12:1, 13-14, 2CORINTHIANS 6:2, ISAIAH 1:18-19
Now is the time of your salvation, in this great programme Titled: Now Determines the Future. The Lord is expecting you to surrender your entire life unto Him. And that should not be postponed to next time or when you might have grown old in your old age, but it should be done now even in this gathering of the Lord, because you are expected of the Lord to serve and know Him, in your youthful age Eccl. 12:1. You should not miss this great opportunity now, when the Lord is giving you the invitation to come to Him because you might not get it tomorrow. Today you have the chance, the time, the privilege and the opportunity to amend your ways. Tomorrow may be late; you should know that your life is not in your hand but in God’s hand Matt. 11:28-30, Isaiah 1:4, 18-19. Again, there is no more time, the time is far spent and running out. The catching away (rapture) of the believer’s is at the hand even Christ is standing at the door Heb. 10:37.
For more insight of this message, we shall consider the following sub – headings (i) why it’s now explained (ii) our expected responds and the way
1. WHY IT’S NOW EXPLAINED
The salvation of your soul is not something one should play with or procrastinate. It is something one should hunger for, fight to get at all cost, knowing fully that it is the only key that can open the gate of heaven for any youth who desire to make heaven and escape hell fire and it’s punishment John 3:3, 1cor. 6:9-10. It is the only way to return back to our creator, reconcile back to Him and get our sin’s forgiven, qualified with the power to be called God’s children Colo. 1:13-14, 2Cor. 5:18-19, John 1:12. It is what can make your name to be written in the book of life Ex.32:32-33, Rev. 20:14-15, Phil. 4:3. Without salvation, no youth should have the hope of making heaven at last. It is very necessary for all souls both the old and young to receive the salvation of their soul Act 2:37-42. It is very important for you to embrace your salvation even in this great programme, ensure you make a resolve to have it here and now.
2. OUR EXPECTED RESPONDS AND THE WAY
Having seen that the salvation of our souls is very important, one should not delay to have it. You have to make up your mind, to receive yours and avoid anything that may want to hinder you from receiving your salvation today. Be it your friend’s, fashion, desire, Satan and your present challenges. You don’t have to get anybody consent in the choice of whether to surrender to Christ or not Act 8:30-38. It is your decision to make and God is expecting you to do it now, because you might not have the opportunity tomorrow. If you are ready, this is the way:
1) You have to belief that you are a sinner and you have sinned against God Romans 3:23.
2) Be sorry over all evil; you have done.
3) Plead for mercy Isaiah 55:7.
4) Confess and reject them Prov. 28:13.
5) Repent and promise Him not to do them again John 5:14; 8:11.
6) Belief you are forgiven and surrendered Romans 10:13.