There is a Time Limit
That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.
As I read this verse it suddenly caught my attention, I was like, Wait! What? Aren’t we supposed to be leading everyone to Christ? Clearly, Jesus is stating that not everyone will understand the Word of God.
I have been thinking about this verse for days now, and subtly other verses have come to my attention to lend me understanding. Jesus will approach people throughout their lives, and they reject Him, to be honest, it is because they do not want to change their lifestyle.
I remember a man that was a friend of mine, I tried to tell him about the Lord several times over the years and he wouldn’t hear it. When he became ill, the last time I saw him, I felt like the Lord did not want me to attempt to pray with him, like an invisible wall.
Sadly, he passed away some months later, after the funeral I asked the Lord if he had made it into heaven, instantly I saw a memory of when I had spoken to him about Jesus 20 years earlier, and he turned his back on me as I was talking and walked off.
Little did I know, nor did he, that was his last opportunity to receive Christ as his Saviour. Afterward, I started hearing about some of the sin in his life that I was not aware of, but it wasn’t the sin, it was the hardening of his heart towards the gospel 20 years earlier.
Just like Moses and Pharaoh, Pharaoh saw the same miracles from God, but refused to yield to God.
And we all know how that went.
He is: Elohay Selichot
The God Who Is Ready to Forgive
Read: Psalm 81: 14-16