“TIME IS A GREAT TEACHER!”

“Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.”  Revelation 1:3 NIV Read:  Revelation 1:1-8   “Time is a great teacher, unfortunately it kills its own students.”   This is a quote we all should commit to memory.  Time is the one thing none of us have enough.   Each day, from the moment we are born, we are one day closer to death.   I have heard it said, we live our lives backward.  When we are young, we have vitality but little wisdom and usually not a lot of common sense.  As we age with wisdom, we have less time and less energy to use our wisdom. Perhaps, GOD gave us youthful energy so we could repeatedly correct all our mistakes.  Then he made us wise in our old age so we could help those younger with their mistakes. Wisdom comes from GOD.  Do you have the time to learn from the only real TEACHER?   There is only one answer.  Do you have to think about your answer? Will your last words be; “Oh time, oh precious time, how can this be?” when there is no more time for you?   You know what you need to do today…this minute.   Do it! Today’s prayer:   “JESUS MY LORD, Thank YOU for giving me this life to live.   I want to make the most of the time YOU have given me.  Help me today to correct my mistakes and to lay them at YOUR feet for all...

“THE BUS IS ALMOST EMPTY!”

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”  Matthew 7:21 NIV Read Matthew 7:21-27    Recently, a pastor friend was telling me that if a bus were leaving for Heaven today, he wondered if it would be filled.   No, he was not being judgmental.   His comment was a real concern.   Too many know who JESUS is and still do not know JESUS.   If a bus were at your neighborhood, work place or church, how many empty seats would you expect?   Lots of people will tell you they would want to be on a bus destined for Heaven, but how many would have their own ticket paid for and given to them by JESUS? Do you have your ticket to Heaven?   These tickets are free and individually issued for guaranteed one way instant travel and will never expire and you cannot lose them. How do you get your free ticket?    Trust JESUS as your personal LORD and SAVIOUR while turning over every facet of your life to HIM.  Do this and ask HIM to forgive all of your sins.   As difficult as it may seem, it is really that easy. You can go from a sinner who will die with Satan to a forgiven sinner cradled in GOD’S perfect arms.    The bus is loading.   Do you have your ticket? Today’s prayer:  “JESUS MY LORD, Thank YOU for giving me a life of eternity in Heaven.   Please forgive all my sins at YOUR feet.   I am turning...

“ARE YOU REALLY SAVED?”

“…known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed; sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.”   2 Corinthians 6:9-10 NIV Read:   2 Corinthians 6:1-10 Paul and the other apostles along with the members of the early church put their lives in danger daily.  Around the world there are Christians being shot, beheaded and tortured because of their faith.   Do you think about them?   Do you pray for them?   There was a phrase coined by Thomas Paine in 1776 of being a ‘sunshine patriot’.   He was referring to those who ‘would shrink from the service of his country’.   Paine was a solid motivator of the colonist in the war against Great Britain. In today’s society, are you a ‘Sunshine Christian’?   It is easy to say you are a Christian, but as our brothers and sisters around the globe who are proclaiming their faith as they are being shot and hanged, would you be as firm in your faith? JESUS died on the cross of salvation for you.   Would you die for HIM? In this time of liberal society proclaiming the rights of abortion, same sex marriages, open living arrangements, legalism of drugs and more, where do you stand?   Are you proclaiming these rights, sitting back and allowing all these things to happen or are you standing up for the commandments of GOD? Too few bother to stand up for JESUS today.   Are you a ‘Sunshine Christian’ shrinking from the service of our LORD?   You can go to church and warm a pew without...