Tomorow May Be Too Late
Once long ago, a prince asked his tutor to prepare him for the life beyond.
"There's plenty of time for that when you are old," the tutor replied.
"No!" exclaimed the prince, "I have been to the cemetry and measured the graves, and there are many shorter that I am."
The prince was wise, for the Bible says, "What is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a time, and then vanisheth away" (James 4:14). Tomorrow may be too late to take Elohim (God) seriously!
A cartoon was once published in three parts. In the first scene, there was a young man seated at a desk. At his shoulder stood Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ), inviting him to be saved. Politely he told the Master that he was just launching his career and had no time for anything else.
The second scene showed a middle-aged man. He was heavier and well dressed, and his larger desk was covered with papers and reports. Again Yah'shua (Jesus) stood at his elbow. But again the man replied with the same answer - no time, busy, tomorrow.
The last picture showed an old and graying man at his desk. At his shoulder stood not the Saviour, but the gaunt, bony spectre of Death. Death, speaking in hollow tones, declared, "I have come for you." The businessman, with frightened eyes, replied, "Go away, Death. I did not send for you." But Death refused to be sent away, and the man was ushered into eternity without Yahweh.
Tormorrow is the fitting epitaph for many tombstones.
Tomorrow sounds so innocent, but it can be life's most dangerous word.
Tomorrow is the barred and bolted door that has shut many people out of Heaven.
Yahweh has never promised us tomorrow. The Bible implores, Boast not thyself of tomorrow... now is the day of salvation" (Proverbs 27:1a; 2 Corinthians 6:2a). Those who expect to repent and turn to the Messiah (Christ) tomorrow may die today!
Be ready! For what? "It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment (Hebrews 9:27). The only preparation for tomorrow is the right use of today.
Be ready! How? Yahweh has already provided the way of salvation. Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ), the Son of Elohim (God), died to save us from our sins and rose again from the dead to give us new life. Through faith in Him you can be prepared for the life beyond.
Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) promises, He that heareth My word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life" (John 5:24).
Be ready! When? "Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation" (2 Corinthians 6:2). Now! Tomorrow may be too late!
Reprinted with thanks from a pamphlet called "Tomorrow May Be Too Late" (6B07) by George Sweeting and published by Good News Publishers, 9825 W. Roosevelt Road, Westchester, IL 60153, USA.