OJUKOKORO… Evil Eyes
There is no building in developed countries that can take hundreds of people that do not have Emergency Exits especially for Fire Escape Routes. I recall the fire incident in the UK a couple of months ago that got many people killed and eventually triggered a Public Enquiry into why those people did not use the fire Exits in the building. I believe that incident has changed the building permit procedures in England.
My thought today is to explain some spiritual nuggets from this natural human experience of Emergency Exits for Fire Escapes. There is a passage in scriptures that gives me a chill always, it’s in Hebrews, ‘How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard (Heb. 2 v 3).
The key word in the passage above is ‘escape.’ There is a group of bible teachers who posit that our Christian Faith is not escapist in ideology but some passages in scriptures do not agree with this notion. The writer of Hebrew asks a question here, ‘how shall we escape…’, or in other words, ‘where is the Emergency Exit…’ maybe better phrased like this, ‘Where is the Fire Exit…’
The church believes that there is Heaven and Hell, also that Hell is a place of torment and fire, therefore we need to know the Fire Escape Plan from Scriptures so that believers will escape through the exit doors and not be tormented eternally in Hell.
4 FIRE ESCAPE EXIT DOORS
SALVATION: This is the first thing that anyone who wants to escape the coming judgement in Hell must do; be saved by accepting the Lord Jesus as your Saviour (Rom. 10 v 8-10). This is celebrating God’s Grace Over mankind.
THE GREAT COMMANDMENT – LOVE: The Key To making it to heaven and walking through the Fire Exit Doors is to Love like Christ. I have often boasted that ‘no one who loves like Christ will ever end up in Hell and anyone who does not love like Jesus can make it to Heaven’.
TRUTH: Live a life of honesty and truth so that you can make it to heaven and walk out through the eternal Fire Exits. Many who are deceitful even if they are religious will be trapped in the building and not escape eternal judgement. God wants us to live a truthful life.
WATCH AND PRAY: The last but not the least is to live a prayerful life daily for us to escape through the Fire Exit Doors. Unfortunately, believers today, are very playful and not prayerful. We need to intensify our prayer lives in worship for us to walk through those Fire Exit Doors.