Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Even young people are now getting heart attacks. Sadly, heart disease can be prevented by taking simple measures. Ever year in America, over 700,000 people suffer from heart attacks and sadly over 600,000 people die from heart related complications.

Wow after such damning statistics, I am sure you might be interested in preventing a heart attack.

It does no good to just talk about heart attacks if you don’t discuss how to prevent it! Now doctors recommend that eating healthy can help you avoid heart disease and its complications. Begin with a diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Finally AVOID saturated fat, trans-fat and grease in general. Essentially SAY NO TO FAT!

Hey, to be honest I am a preacher not a doctor, so I am not qualified to give advice in this area. However, I want to talk to you about the leading cause of eternal death.

The statistics are even more staggering with more than 140,000 people dying a day; that’s over 6,000 per hour.

Sadly, many will spend an eternity away from God. The leading cause of eternal death is a hard heart.

The Bible warns us:

“Be careful then, dear brothers and sisters. Make sure that your own hearts are not evil and unbelieving, turning you away from the living God. You must warn each other every day, while it is still “today,” so that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against God.” Hebrews 3:12-13

Similar to how grease and fat hardens the natural heart; well sin hardens our spiritual heart and makes us walk in unbelief. Sadly, in these last days, there are preachers who refuse to warn and caution about sin. They believe speaking about sin makes people sin conscious. It is like a doctor who refuses to speak about grease because he doesn’t want to make people “grease conscious”. Sadly, many of his patients will die from heart attacks caused by a steady diet of grease and fat. What kind of doctor is that?

Imagine a preacher who refuses to talk about sin or a preacher who refuses to warn people about sin. What good does it do to talk about a hard heart, if you refuse to speak about what is the root cause? Now that is a bogus preacher! Beloved, this is the final hour and many of Satan’s preachers have gone throughout the earth with seducing doctrines.

Satan is the man of sin and any preacher that makes light of sin, defends sin or excuses sin is in his employ.

If you are a man or woman of God, rise up, speak out, shout it on the mountain tops and warn this generation that they must repent and receive the forgiveness of sins. There is Good News, spiritual heart attacks can be prevented through confession (owning up to our sins), repentance (turning from our sins) and receiving forgiveness. You don’t have to die in your sins, you can be forgiven. Jesus paid the price on the Cross so that you would never have a heart attack.

Don’t let your heart attack you – Say No to Sin and YES to Jesus!

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