Dying With Unforgiven Sin
Jesus answered, “You are from below, but I am from above. You belong to this world, but I don’t. This is why I said you will die with your sins unforgiven. If you don’t have faith in me for who I am, you will die, and your sins will not be forgiven.”-------- John 8:23-24
Jesus was teaching in the temple, and He told those who were listening, to include the Pharisees, who He was, but they were not understanding what He was saying to them. So He told them that He would be going away, and they would not be able to find Him, because where He was going they could not go. So they asked, “Does He intend to kill Himself? Is that what He means by saying we cannot go where He is going?”
Then Jesus answers them, “You are from below, but I am from above. You belong to this world, but I don’t.” Again He was telling them who He was by saying that He was from ABOVE, from Heaven, sent by Father God. Strange that the people were at the temple to worship, yet they did not recognize the One they were worshiping, to be the very same one sitting in their midst.
That seems to be the problem in a lot of churches today, people come for a number of reasons, other than the reason they should be there for, but I dare say, that if Jesus came in bodily form disguised as an ordinary man and spoke to them, the way He did in the temple, it’s doubtful that any would ACCEPT His claims or words. Just like those in the temple.
Jesus goes on to say that, “This is why I said you will die with your sins unforgiven.” You cannot enter Heaven without BELIEVING that Jesus is the Son of God, the Messiah, sent by God for the REDEMPTION of mankind’s soul. Therefore you will die in your sins and will spend an ETERNITY separated from God and all that is good.
You must come to Him, Confessing your sins to Him, asking for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that He is the SON of the LIVING GOD, and that He died for YOU, that He was sent from God above for the SALVATION of mankind. You must ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, acknowledging that He is NOW in Heaven, making intercession for those who BELIEVE. Having FAITH in Christ Jesus is the KEY to FORGIVENESS of our sins. So come to Him with: CONFESSION and FORGIVENSS of your sins, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that He died for YOU, and then ACCEPT His sacrifice for YOU. Do it NOW, while you STILL can. He’s waiting!!!