Have you ever heard about the Holy City, the New Jerusalem? It has great high walls with twelve foundations and twelve gates. On the foundations have the names of the twelve apostles of Christ and on the gates have the names of the twelve tribes of Israel.

How did this happen? What did they do? Well, Jesus just walked up to Peter and said, “Follow me, and I will make you become a fisher of men”. He told Jacob “your new name shall be Israel”. In which Jacob had twelve children which are known as the twelve tribes of Israel. What gives them the right to have such an honor that will last forever, that their names are written around heaven? It’s simple. The grace and favor of the Lord. You think Peter knew that he would have such an honor awaiting Him? You think Jacob knew that when he tricked his brother Esau into selling his birth right that his name and his children would be glorified in such manner? The bible says that they all believed God, they trusted in Him for He was their only hope.

In the book of Hebrews (12) the apostle explains that “Esau wanted to inherit this blessing afterwards, but he was rejected. Even though he sought the blessing with tears, he could not change what he had done. He sold His birth right to Jacob for a single meal.”

Would you trade one night of sex for an eternity of blessings, honor, pleasure and joy?

Would you trade the inheritance that Lord Himself has laid up just for you, to go serve this world and enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season?

the Holy City the New Jerusalem
The Holy City, Jerusalem

Remember all it took Esau was “one meal”; if one moment of sin could bring such a curse, then one moment of faith can bring the blessings of the Lord upon your life.

The choice that has to be made is simple, it’s the same choice Peter made; He left everything behind and followed Jesus.

Would you answer His call upon your life?

Would you deny yourself and trust in His love? Believe me the apostles saw Jesus face to face and they had to trust every word He said.

It’s not too late to snap back to reality, repent of your sins and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. Always remember Jesus loves you and knows best, His word says “He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Heb 11:6). On this earth you might never fully see what your reward is but note this, it shall last forever for you will have the greatest reward Jesus Christ Himself and with joy I can say, “He is more than enough for me”.

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