Revelations Chapters 20 through 22
I have a deluxe food sealer that claims you can seal food for years! I use it to seal wild game and fish that I catch. I am not sure I would trust it to seal food for more than one year though. This week’s reading is from Revelations 22:11, “He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.” This is talking about a sealing process that is so permanent that it will last FOREVER. Jesus is saying that when we die we are sealed in the state we die in forever! Jesus talked about this in Matthew chapter 25, when He explained what it would be like on Judgment Day. He said the goats will be on the one side and when He rebukes them for their ‘unjust, filthy’ lifestyle, rather than repent and ask for forgiveness, they try to pass the blame back onto Jesus. They claim they didn’t know. Ignorance of what is right is never an acceptable excuse. What Jesus is saying is that people who chose to live a lifestyle of selfishness and rebellion will be sealed in that lifestyle for eternity. They won’t even consider repenting when they are judged. This helps explain why there is going to be a Hell. People who reject God in this life will also reject Him in the hereafter. There is no second chance or repenting on Judgment Day. We make that decision now, every day. Our daily decisions become who we are and when we die we are sealed in that state. So who are you serving? Who have you surrendered your life to? Make the right choice today and choose to serve Jesus. It is the ultimate sealing process and will become who you are and will seal your eternal destiny.