“The Greatest Rejection EVER!”
“He who hears you hears Me, he who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me.” Luke 10:16
I guess you could say this was the COMMISSIONING MESSAGE of King Jesus to His Seventy Disciples, just before He sent them out to SHARE the GOSPEL MESSAGE. These were COMMISSIONED to be AMBASSADORS of the KING, JESUS CHRIST. It was NOT the APOSTLES, but SEVENTY FOLLOWERS, who were to GO and SHARE about the KINGDOM of GOD.
Jesus KNEW, they would face opposition, much like today. So He warned them by saying: “He who hears YOU hears ME, he who REJECTS you REJECTS ME, and he who REJECTS ME REJECTS HIM (GOD) Who sent ME.” In other words, because they REPRESENTED Jesus Christ, Himself, whatever they said about Him and the Kingdom of God, was the SAME THING they would HEAR from Him. And if they REJECTED the AMBASSADOR’S MESSAGE, it would be the same as REJECTING JESUS CHRIST. And NOT ONLY REJECTING JESUS, but they would be REJECTING the ALMIGHTY GOD too. This IS THE GREATEST REJECTION EVER COMITTED among mankind.
The CONTINUAL REJECTION of the MESSAGE of JESUS CHRIST, and the REJECTION of Him as SAVIOR and LORD, is the same as REJECTING GOD’S GIFT of SALVATION, and GOD, HIMSELF. This action stirs up the WRATH of the ALMIGHTY, and brings with it the CONDEMNATION of an UNREPENTANT HEART. For this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person---such a person is an idolater---has any inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ and of GOD. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore, DO NOT be partners with them. (Eph. 5:5-7)
John 3:36 tells us the plight of the UNREPENTANT HEART: “…The one who REFUSES to BELIEVE in the Son will NOT see life, instead the WRATH of God remains on them.” Meaning, they will NOT see an ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, but will spend ALL of their ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS and NO WAY to ESCAPE after they are there. King David, in Psalm 21, tells us the END that will come to the ENEMIES of GOD, those who have CONTINUALLY REJECTED, MOCKED, and DEFAMED Him and His Son, JESUS CHRIST. “Your Hand will lay hold on all Your enemies; Your Right Hand will seize Your foes. When You appear for battle, you will burn them up as in a blazing furnace. The LORD will swallow them up in His Wrath, and His Fire will consume them. You will destroy their descendants from the earth, their posterity from mankind. (VV7-10) PLEASE DO NOT LET this be YOUR DESTINY!! IF you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to GOD, DO IT NOW! TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. Then CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God. You MUST ACCEPT His Gift of SALVATION, and STOP REJECTING HIM! Then you can RECEIVE HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS, as your ETERNAL HOME. So, do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!