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  1. 1. Thanks! But no Thanks! Heb 2: 2-4 Hebrews 2: begins with “Therefore…” It calls to remembrance: • The message...preached...Jesus is God • The message...Jesus is our Saviour • That Jesus is our Lord/, alpha & omega And through: Visitations, dreams, events, parables, and signs his majesty demands that you listen… --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ? Why is your audience so important? Vs.2 ((Four Reasons)) 1. His word can’t be ignored 2. choices have consequences 3. His promises to bear witness to your negligence 4. there’s no escape of eternal death --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1: he’s word can’t be ignored. Heb 2 vs.2 [spoken word] An Angel>Matt 1:20-23 Angel appeared to Joseph>Sodom>Angel appeared to Lot... >An angel stood before the donkey that Balaam was on. >Abraham was approached by three angels... > >An Angel appeared unto Joshua... • Written word (inspired word 2 Tim 3:16)) Thanks! But no Thanks! 2: choices have consequences Heb 10:28 He who despise Moses' law die without mercy under two or three witnesses: Malachi 4:4 [Remember the Law of Moses] --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3: >Lawgiver versus Lawbreaker: ((James 2:9) And God will bear witness against you! Rom 9:21 “Hath not the potter power over the clay?” • Cold Case file Pending 1 John 3:4, “Transgressors Versus God”...Whosoever commits sin transgresses the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. ? How do you plead? Even grace comes at a price! -----------------Thanks! But no Thanks! There is/are no: • Deliberations/acquittals/jurisprudence/alibis/DNA analysis • Ignorance/apathy/remorse/mistaken identity/mercy ! There’s one just thing: vs.2 “A JUST REWARD” Rev 22:12, “And behold, I come quickly; and my reward [is] with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” Jesus returns to: 1
  2. 2. • Give his verdict/execute his sentence/punish/unleash his wrath ! He’s not coming to: • Asks you personally, what do you think? • Render you favour because of your last name • Spare you because you did charitable work • Spare you because your parents brought you up that way, No! Peter asks Jesus, “what about this man meaning John the beloved?” John 21:21-22. Jesus replies, “…what is that to you? You follow me! --------------------------Thanks! But no Thanks! The message: stop minding other peoples business. • Are you ready…? Is your house in order? Are you saved by his blood? Is your name…? Are you living his life? Are you doing his will? Can he say to you today, well done? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ • Your command is to put him first. Matt 6:33 • His duty is to raise you first. 1Thess 4:16 Your command is to obey his testimonies Mal 4:4 [law of Moses] • His duty is to lift you from the gutter unto the uppermost ? What is a just reward? Vs.2 John 5:29 says, “And shall come forth; they that have done well unto the resurrection of life. And they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.” ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4: “How shall we Escape?” vs.3 of chapter 2. The fact is: • Houdini was the master magician. He’s escaped all else but death! Environmentalist: unable to escape the effects and results of global warming • Abused person wants to escape his/her abuser • Murderer wants to escape the crime scene • The poor wants to escape poverty • A hungry child wants to escape hunger • A Patient with Multiple Sclerosis want to escape excruciating pain • Single man / woman wants to escape loneliness • A basketball player wants to escape his/her knee injuries • A convicted felon wants to escape jail time • Politicians want to escape bad political misfortunes • Sinners want to escape hellfire. • Even wild animals want to escape being captured • Elephants and Tigers want to escape human poaching IAEA Watch Dog for proliferation of Nuclear weapons> Catastrophe 2
  3. 3. • Indonesia and Thailand want to escape another Tsunami • San Franciscans want to escape another earthquake • Robbers want to escape robbery • Weds couples want to escape/get away>on their honeymoon • People who are stressed out want to escape the rat race.... ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ? How shall we escape? Vs.4 says, “according to his own will.” Rev 22:14, “Blessed are they that do his commandments that they may have right…” ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- >>>>>Tell the story: man, the church, hospital and died screaming<<<<< ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ! Thanks but no thanks will be a mild rejection/neglect compared to the eternal lost, suffering, and pain you’ll suffer in the fires of hell. 3