11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
A man once had a farm where he grew crops. One day he went to check on his crops only to find out that most of it had turned green and only few had their original brown color.
He became very worried and sad. He thought about burning all the crops and restarting but thought about how long it took the crops to grow to that stage and also all the time and effort he spent nurturing them to that stage.
His friend came and met him in deep thought and asked him what was wrong. He narrated it all to his friend who told him that an enemy has surely grown a poisonous plant amongst his crops which caused the change in color of most of the crops. The friend told him not to worry because he can get him a special chemical (made just for the situation of the crops) to sprinkle on the crops and be amazed at its highly transforming effect.
The man was very happy to hear this and did just as his friend said.
On the day of harvesting, the man came and found out that most of the crops have actually changed from their ‘green’ color to the natural brown. But not all, some stil remained adamantly green and even polluted some of the brown crops amongst them. The man gathered the brown crops into the barn and had no choice but to burn the ‘green’ & ‘polluted’ ones.
This is just same way The LORD in His infinite love wanted us all saved from being burned by pouring the chemical (Blood of Jesus) on the sinners (green crops) and unbelievers;backsliders (polluted crops) and waiting patiently for the change from bad to good. The day of harvesting is at hand, don’t be amongst those gathered to be burned. Remember, the choice is yours and it is not too late to repent now.
Matthew 13:24-30 (NIV)
Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.
But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.
When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.
“The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’
“‘An enemy did this,’ he replied.
“The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’
“‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’”