There is a Time Limit October 10
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. Honestly, it is because they do not want to change their lifestyle.
I remember a man who was a friend of mine; I tried to tell him about the Lord several times over the years and wouldn’t hear it. When he became ill, the last time I saw him, I felt like the Lord did not want me 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, I instantly 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.
After the funeral, I started hearing about some of the sins 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.
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