Our Boat is Sinking!…


Our lives are like a boat!…We build it, sail over the oceans of this world and conquer new lands. However, few are those that realize that their boat is sinking…

I’m speaking about the shipwreck of the body. Time will bring it on, and when it comes, will you have a “Life-jacket” and enter in a “Life-boat? Will you have time to do it?

Our sinful condition before God will make our boat to sink, NO ONE WILL SCAPE!…

One must be prepared and put on the “Life-Jacket” which is the Holy Spirit, so that we can overcome our sinful nature and life righteously before God.

Please meditate on the following:

Romans 3:9-20

(The Message)

We’re All in the Same Sinking Boat

9-20 So where does that put us? Do we Jews get a better break than the others? Not really. Basically, all of us, whether insiders or outsiders, start out in identical conditions, which is to say that we all start out as sinners. Scripture leaves no doubt about it:

There’s nobody living right, not even one,
    nobody who knows the score, nobody alert for God.
They’ve all taken the wrong turn;
    they’ve all wandered down blind alleys. 
No one’s living right;
    I can’t find a single one.
Their throats are gaping graves,
    their tongues slick as mudslides.
Every word they speak is tinged with poison.
    They open their mouths and pollute the air.
They race for the honor of sinner-of-the-year,
    litter the land with heartbreak and ruin,
Don’t know the first thing about living with others.
    They never give God the time of day.

This makes it clear, doesn’t it, that whatever is written in these Scriptures is not what God says about others but to us to whom these Scriptures were addressed in the first place! And it’s clear enough, isn’t it, that we’re sinners, every one of us, in the same sinking boat with everybody else? Our involvement with God’s revelation doesn’t put us right with God. What it does is force us to face our complicity in everyone else’s sin.

We cannot rely on position , title, PhD’s (PhD became the terminal degree in most fields of study), bible knowledge, philosophies, dogmas, charitable deeds, being good or anything else!…Whether insiders or outsiders, believers or unbelievers, we are nothing before God!…

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5 Responses to Our Boat is Sinking!…

  1. Nancy says:

    It is true, whether we ‘clean’ ourselves before God by asking His forgiveness, we are and will remain nothing but sinners! This helps me remember that I have to be humble at all times!

  2. Patricia says:

    Hello Pastor Elijah, I met you a few days ago with my son and friend as you were doing fundraising at Luton’s mall. This message is really good, it hurts but it’s really good to face the truth. I am really shaken.

  3. Hellena Gusinyu says:

    Thank you Pastor Elijah with this message , i read a book one day and i will never forget the passage i read, It was saying if you fell like your ship is sinking it might be a good time to throw out the stuff thats weighing it down. Lets go of what is bringing you down,surround yourself with what brings out the best in you

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