Preacher: Rev. Dr. Andrew K. Ankamah
JUDGEMENT: A TIME OF ACCOUNTABILITY IS COMING SOON. ARE YOU READY TO GO BEFORE THE JUDGEMENT SEAT OF GOD?
TWO MAIN REASONS JESUS HAS NOT YET COME:
THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM SHALL BE PREACHED IN ALL THE WORLD AND THEN THE END WILL COME.
“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” Matthew 24:14 NKJV
GOD DOESNT WANT TO SEE PEOPLE (HIS OWN CREATION) BURNING WITH FIRE FOR ETERNITY.
INTRODUCTION: IT HAS BEEN OVER 2000 YEARS, JESUS HAS NOT COME YET? I DON’T THINK HE IS COMING.
IS JESUS REALLY COMING? YES, INDEED HE IS COMING SOON.
“Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. James 5:8 KJV
THE BROAD WAY WITH WIDE GATE AND NARROW GATE:
Which road are you traveling on to your final destination: heaven? I would hope for everyone to make it to heaven.
Or hell? (I hope not): but sadly, not everyone would make it into heaven. The choice is yours.
At the end of today’s service you will know for sure where you belong.
If you find yourself on the broad highway, it is not too late to change your wrong route or road to the correct one.
You can make a change this morning, afternoon, evening, night or right now.
If you have to make a detour to be on the narrow road that leads to heaven do so now before it is too late.
“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Matthew 7:13-14 NKJV
BROADWAY WITH WIDE GATE: MAJORITY OF PEOPLE ARE ON THIS ROAD SADLY, BUT NOT SURPRISINGLY:
It is broad and has a wide or large gait.
Because it is Broadway, there are multiple lanes.
Easy to travel on it.
Therefore, many people choose to travel on it.
There are many people who enter through that wide gate.
There are no restrictions. No speed bumps, no potholes even, nicely paved.
Too much freedom and liberty to move through and around on the broad way.
People on the broad road do anything that seems right in their own eyes.
Living in sin is comfortable for them.
They only care about this life, but not afterlife where we would spend eternity in heaven or in hell, based on our own choice today. This choice cannot be chosen by God or by someone for you, but rather yourself.
They don’t fear god, not until something terrible is happening then you hear “oh my God”.
One may ask, did you really have a God before the disaster, the problem or the situation and you never called on him?
But you are calling on him in times of trouble unless God knew you before, He will not come when you call in times of your dire need.
“The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. Psalms 145:18 KJV
Because they don’t know God; because they have forsaken God, when they call on him God will not answer them unless they repent.
They’re saying oh my God, not in truth, despite the sweetness attached to their voice.
They live and do things that seem right to them and not to God.
“In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” Judges 17:6 NKJV
They’re first-class citizens and God is a third class citizen, so they think and behave.
But this wide gate and Broadway leads to destruction.
Damnation in the lake of fire
Together with Satan, the devil and his wicked agents to spend eternity.
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” 2 Timothy 3:1-7 KJV
IN THE LAST DAYS:
men shall be lovers of themselves
without self control
brutal and wicked
cruel and hate what is good
disobedient to parents
lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God
they will have a form of godliness but denying the power
despisers of those that are good
high minded: they claim to be smarter than God
fornicators: single unmarried, married and sleeping around or lusting after other men or women
“Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 KJV
FLEE FORNICATION: NO SIN AFFECTS THE BODY MORE THAN FORNICATION.
OUR BODY BELONGS TO GOD THE HOLY SPIRITS’ TEMPLE
yet you see and hear people I can do whatever I want or see fit to my body
It’s my body
They forget the owner [of their body: God], can come for His body anytime he chooses without anybody’s permission. God is the rightful owner of our bodies.
Our bodies are not our own
We’re bought with a price, we should therefore glorify God in our body and in our spirits
“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.” I Corinthians 6:9-10 NKJV
shall not inherit the kingdom of God
WORKS OF THE FLESH:
“Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.” Galatians 5:19-21 nkjv
these may not inherit the kingdom of God
filthy communication out of their mouths [foul mouth: profanity]
STRIVE TO ENTER THROUGH THE NARROW DOOR:
narrow and limited
very few people are on this highway
MANY WILL SEEK TO ENTER IN BUT CAN’T BECAUSE OF:
appears to have fun but short lived
THE NARROW GATE LEADS TO HEAVEN: THE ETERNAL KINGDOM
“Strive to enter through the narrow door [force aside unbelief and the attractions of sin]; for many, I tell you, will try to enter [by their own works] and will not be able.” LUKE 13:24 AMP
TREASURES IN HEAVEN AND NOT ON EARTH:
“If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.” Colossians 3:1-4 KJV
seek things above and not on earth
set your affection on things above not on things on earth.
“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.” II Corinthians 5:10 NKJV
DID WE USE OUR BODIES WHICH IS AND SUPPOSED TO BE THE TEMPLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT:
alcoholism: every year on college campuses we have fatalities.
recent scientific studies reported one out of every twenty (1/20) people die from alcoholism.
it was further reported that no amount of alcohol is safe for human consumption.
sexual immorality: girlfriends and boyfriends, extramarital affairs.
some people do drugs
engaged in sinful acts
we all have to give an account before God whether good or bad
anything we have done or said, whether in public or private will become exposed and bare naked before God on judgement day.
THE REWARD OF THE UNRIGHTEOUSNESS:
“For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. “Malachi 4:1 KJV
“The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.”
Proverbs 18:10 KJV
“But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts. Malachi 4:2-3 KJV
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23 NKJV
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” Hebrews 9:27-28
“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23 (NKJV)
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me”, John 14:6 (NKJV)
It is not too late if you don’t know Jesus. Confess your sins, accept Jesus as your Lord and personal savior. Find a good bible based church and attend services regularly, such as House of Faith Ministries (World Missions Church).
God bless you all.
Rev. Dr. Andrew Ankamah
House of Faith Ministries, PA, University City, Philadelphia, PA.