Then Agrippa said to Paul, “You almost persuade me to become a Christian.” Acts 26:28
Almost carries no weight.
In my lifetime as a minister I have come across people that almost want to get saved.
They do but they don’t.
They like the idea of going to heaven but they aren’t willing to give up their current lifestyle to do it.
It’s like a game of monopoly to them with a “get out of hell” card!
It doesn’t work that way.
Jesus talks about the “almost” believers.
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ Matt 7:21-23
God doesn’t play games. He’s not going to just pat someone on the shoulder and say, “Oh, I’ll let it slide this time!”
The words that Amos told Israel are words that each of us need to heed –
Prepare to meet your God, Amos 4:12
Abba, give me the wisdom to help others prepare to meet You. Eventually, each of us will! In Jesus name, YES&AMEN