“These are they before the throne of God and serve Him day and night… NEVER AGAIN will they hunger; NEVER AGAIN will they thirst… For the Lamb at the center of the Throne is their Shepherd” (Rev 7:15-17)
The point of no return is the point in a course of an action from where going back is impossible. It is the point from where one must continue on the current course of action because reversal is physically impossible, prohibitively expensive or dangerous. It is defined as a particular irreversible action (ex. setting off an explosion or signing a contract). The point of no return is also the stage at which it is no longer possible to stop what you are doing and when its effects can no longer be avoided or prevented. For pilots, it is a technical term in air navigation referring to the point on a flight at which, due to fuel consumption, a plane is no longer capable of returning to the airport it took off from.
Spiritually speaking, identifying with Christ at the Cross is truly a point of no return. Once you surrender your life to Christ, you can never claim ignorance again. From that moment on, you are either an obedient believer, with blessings following, or you are a traitor to His Name. Once you enter the palace of the King, to join in His celebration, you will either be robed in His Garment of righteousness or you will be arrested as a spy. Lacking His cover of grace, you shall be bound by His law and thrown into the utter darkness of the palace’ prison.
Once Oprah kissed Naomi goodbye, she went back to her people and to her gods, never to touch the Promised Land. Once you commit adultery, the mystery of your marriage suffers a mortal blow, never to be the same again. Once the high priest enters beyond the veil into the Holy of Holies, He will either meet with God and be blessed or he will die. Breaking a covenant is a point of no return. The consequences, the curses of disobedience take effect, until the mercy of God intervenes; it is beyond anything man can decide. Physical death is the greatest point of no return. An unbeliever goes to hell. No prayer, no mercy can ever be applied. The believer goes to heaven, to worship and serve His Lord forever. If you claim to be a believer, you should desire to willingly pay the price and come to this invisible point of no return. The Holy Spirit will seal your heart. You must witness a radical change, from which it is easier to die and go to heaven, than to go back to the world! Be a radical Christian possessing the assurance of your eternal salvation!
In Christ I declare:
I aim for perfection, for spiritual maturity! I obey the Word of God and faithfully serve Him! I press on, through the crowd! I establish my gains; I add to them; I invest my life into the needs of others! I experience the power of the Cross, by the Holy Spirit! Christ has circumcised my heart! I say with my Lord on the Cross: “It is finished!” Singing and prophesying: “Good by world! I am no longer with you! Good by pleasure of sin! I died to you!” Jesus Christ is the Shepherd of my soul, my Savior and my Lord! In Jesus’ name, Amen!