What Is Your Relationship With Christ?   

John 6:36


     Recently, I asked a young lady this question. She responded, "What do you mean?" I said, "Do you know the Lord? Do you trust him? Has God given you faith in Christ?" I put those questions now to you. Will you give them thoughtful, serious consideration? May God give you no rest until you find yourself resting in him who alone is the Savior of sinners.

     As you read these lines, I know this much about you. You are either saved, or you are lost. Either you are a believer, or you are an unbeliever. You are either in Christ, or you are without Christ. There is no middle ground. Do not comfort yourself by saying, "I am interested in Christ and want to know more about him." If you speak the truth, I am thankful for that. But a mere interest in knowing about Christ is to abide under the wrath of God.

     Poor soul! How can you bear the thought of the wrath of God abiding upon you? It is only because you are ignorant of it. Your unbelief has stupefied you. Awake! That very same wrath that kindles the fires of hell and torments the damned is upon you, right now! Until you are in Christ, united to him by faith, nothing is promised to you but wrath, eternal wrath that no words can describe. Without Christ you are without mercy, grace, or hope. Without Christ you are condemned already. And if you should perish at this moment under the wrath of God, you would receive the just wages of your sin and unbelief - eternal condemnation!

     Settle the matter at once. Flee from the wrath of  God. Flee to Christ. He will receive you! He said, "Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out." "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved." Indeed, "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life!" That is to say, if you trust Christ God has already given you eternal life in Christ.

     Perhaps you say, "How can I come to Christ? What must I do?" To come to Christ is to trust him, no more and no less. Right where you are, without moving a muscle, come to Christ with your heart. Confess your sin to him. Surrender yourself to him. Trust his blood for the atonement of your sin. Trust his righteousness for your righteousness before God. If you do trust him, he will speak to your heart by his Spirit and say, "Thy sins are forgiven thee!"



Don Fortner