How much longer do you have to live, how many more days will you walk this earth?
There was a time not so long ago when a person who sat on what is now called death row did not sit there for very long, when found guilty, within days at the most, that individual was killed, thus ridding society of an evil menace, just like Deuteronomy 17:7 commands us to do. If they are not, if they are not removed, or if any sin, or evil if you like, is not dealt with immediately, those who desire to do the same will be emboldened. (Eccl. 8:11) These wicked men and women used to know how many more days to live they had, now in most nations, they die of old age on that so-called death row.
Not removing evil is against the will and Word of God, and it is one of the sure signs of the downfall of any nation, for when sin is not hindered, it knows no boundaries, it becomes blatantly emboldened, and the fear of serious persecution, much less the fear of death, is removed from its thoughts. In these beginnings of sorrows protestors around the world pretty much do as they please, and law enforcement has been told by those in authority over them to not interfere with the evil, making themselves as culpable to the crimes committed as those who are performing them. One does not need to be saved by the grace of God or call these actions sin to understand that those in authority in these instances are now responsible for, in part, the downward spiral of society, and they have passed laws, without the consent of the people in nearly every nation to protect themselves from any possible repercussions for their actions, and inevitably their inactions.
“Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.” (Romans 13:1) Until when? That is the question that every follower of Christ must ask themselves, and the answer cannot be left up to the discretion of the individual, but must be in accordance to the Scriptures.
It was, in a sense, a firestorm that Jesus created when He said, “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.” (Matt. 5:44) And the truth is found in Matthew 10:34, “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.” Those who were, and are, unable to understand the harmony between what is right and what is wrong, that are unable to differentiate the words of the Old Testament concerning commandments and laws have been transformed into the extreme liberalist, and it is they who, in most countries, now hold power. They are unable to understand the difference between killing and murder, and those in the Evangelical circles are no less to blame.
I can remember the days when there was great contention amongst these same Christians and many forms of their governments, and still is in some places, concerning the desire to place a copy of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:2-17) on the grounds or in their governmental buildings, I could never understand why those who preached “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:” (Eph. 2:8) would want to have the Ten Commandments in full view somewhere.
Unless there are special circumstances in your particular case, you do not know when you are going to die, when your last breath will be, but I can guarantee you this, if you think having the Ten Commandments memorized, if you believe that because you were polite and kind to everyone, that you either put in place or followed the laws of man that you are going to spend eternity in heaven, you are sadly mistaken.
Evil is going to grow exponentially, and at an increasingly alarming rate. “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20) And death is going to arrive for many much sooner than they expected. If you have been crucified with Christ, you look forward with joy to that day, if not, you live in fear. It is as simple as that. The day that your death arrives on makes no difference to you if you are prepared for it.