Isaiah 40:22..”He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers.” Just like we have the power, if we so choose, to crush a grasshopper, God sits enthroned on high and has the same power to crush us today. However, because he is abounding in grace and mercy, and desires his created people to come to know Him, He waits, allowing time for repentance and faith. Throughout this day, approximately 150,000 people will die in the world, all of whom will kneel before Jesus as King. Few will have come to know the saving faith which comes through Him, resulting in sanctification in this life and eternity with God. Not many will have lived their lives in submission to Him regardless of their intellectual agreement with Christian things. Unfortunately for these people, who are described in Luke 13, their rejection by Christ and subsequent eternal damnation will be a surprise. Therefore, work out your salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12), lest you be deceived as described below.
22 Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. 23 Someone asked him, ‘Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?’
He said to them, 24 ‘Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. 25 Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, “Sir, open the door for us.”
‘But he will answer, “I don’t know you or where you come from.”
26 ‘Then you will say, “We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.”
27 ‘But he will reply, “I don’t know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!”
28 ‘There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out. 29 People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God. 30 Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last.