I received this word early in the morning while I was in devotion. This word was a warning to myself and others as to why we must maintain purity and a clean heart before God.
"Alas, look upon the foolishness of man, that he hardens his heart against the Lord. Though the Lord has sent his prophets to them, they have consistently hardened their hearts and continued their transgressions against Him; they will not heed the words of the prophets because there is no light left in them. Their souls have been consumed by the darkness. The Father has sent his prophets to us to give us warnings concerning their evil doings and to turn from those ways that only serve to seal their demise, but they cannot hear or see the ways of righteousness. Their hearts are filled with evil; their eyes are blinded and their ears are covered.
In the Day of the coming judgement, they will say, 'Lord, why did you not warn us'. This testament will serve as a judgement against those that hear the warning and heed not. For the Lord is merciful and full of grace, He does not wish for any of his children to be devoured by evil and perish. He even sacrificed His only begotten Son, that the price would be paid in full for the redeeming of each and everyone of His children.
Yet still there are those who will refuse this great gift of eternal life and wish to go their own way. They fail to see beyond the horizon the great abyss that they are hellbound for. For it not written, that even one of Abraham's own called out to him from the abyss saying 'Lord, let me go back and warn my five brothers of what they are headed for.' The Lord answered him and said,"I sent them the prophets and even My own Son and they did not listen, what makes you think they will listen to you."
19 There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day. 20 But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate, 21 desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
22 So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24 Then he cried and said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.' 25 But Abraham said, 'Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented. 26 And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.'
27 Then he said, “I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father's house, 28 for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.” 29 Abraham said to him, “They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.” 30 And he said, “No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.” 31 But he said to him, “If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.”
If you are reading this, please listen to the still small voice in your heart that is telling you to repent now and turn to God. God is love and He loves us so much that He withheld nothing to make a way back for his children to return to Him. Accept Jesus Christ and the price He paid to redeem you from the curse of sin and death. Just make a heart decision today and God will work out the rest.