THE OPEN DOOR
The Lord commanded Noah to build an ark. He told Noah that a time was coming when a flood would cover the face of the earth. The flood would destroy all living things not within the safety of the ark.
Even though the destruction was promised, it was many years before the flood occurred. The bottom line is the flood did happen, and the human race, except for Noah and his family, perished. Many people, no doubt, had the opportunity to enter the ark but refused to do so. The scripture informs us that at some point in time, God shut the ark up and that opportunity was lost.
The Word of God says that there is another time appointed when His offer of forgiveness and redemption from sin will no longer be available. Luke 13:25 states "When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence you are:..."
Just as sure as the flood came, the end of time will come also, and that door to God's mercy and love will be shut forever. According to the Apostle Peter, the reason the door remains open now is that God is "...long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance..." II Peter 3:9. Peter goes on to say,"...But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night..."
Are you ready for that day? Have you taken advantage of God's current "open door" policy? If not, please be assured that Jesus Christ is still forgiving sin and cleansing from that sin with his precious blood. He loves you and is ready to save you from an eternal death.
God's plan of salvation is found in Acts 2:38, "Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost".
Make haste to enter into the "ark of safety" while the door is still open. Open your heart and ask Jesus to come in.
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