Well today is the day that YOU can earn a fabulous free trip, a wonderful free gift, and a “meet and greet” with the greatest celebrity ever. All this is for you. No entry form, no PIN numbers to enter, no challenges to compete in, you don’t have to enter and win a talent competition, you can earn it right now, no matter where in the world you are, or what you’re doing at this very second. Want to know how? Do you want your free prize? It’s easy and here’s how:
John 3:16 says:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
That’s it! Believe, and you earn a fabulous trip to Heaven, a free gift of everlasting life, and a meet and greet with God! How is that for a grand prize? Sure, you could win the lottery and get a $60 Million prize, but as they keep telling us, you can’t take it with you. When you die, you take nothing with you, except the things that you’ve done while you were alive. All those things are written in the Book of Life and that is what will be used to decide your ultimate fate. God doesn’t accept credit cards, and you cannot buy your way into heaven, no matter what any minister, priest, or anyone else tells you!
I’ve decided that I’m going to go for the big prize. I’ve changed my life, I’ve changed my attitude about myself and those around me.
In the Gospel of Matthew, we find the words of Jesus,that twice address the issue of how we treat those around us:
In Matthew 22:36-40 Jesus answers this question:
Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
And then in Matthew 5:43-44 we read: Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
So not only do we need to love our neighbours (and friends) we need to love our enemies and those who persecute us! THAT, my friends is hard, but it is a requirement. It doesn’t mean you have to invite your enemies into your house for coffee, but it does mean that you don’t speak words of hate against them, and it also means that you should help them if they need help!
If we step back just a few verses to Matthew 5:38-42 we read words from Jesus that tell us exactly this: “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.” (NKJV)
Are you the type of person that can, and will do this? You NEED to be if you want a mansion in the Kingdom of Heaven. God wants you to be a part of His family for all eternity. I’m booking my reservation and I’d like you to join me. Believe and love those around you.
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Amazing Prophecies: Daniel & Revelation Made Easy
From Daniel: Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, four great beasts and a little horn, the ram and the goat, the Messiah appears. From Revelation: Letters to the seven churches, seven seals opened, seven trumpets, the great red dragon, seven-headed leopard beast, the three angels’ messages, the seven last plagues, the great whore Babylon, victory over Satan, Satan bound for 1,000 years, the New Earth.
Years ago i was told i should look at everyone as the object of Christ’s affections. This must have been because my natural behavior was focused elsewhere, i.e on myself, and indeed that was all i’d ever known. It’s different now in some respect but the age-old tendency to satisfy self usually at the expense of others still needs continual refinement and i appreciate this morning of waking up to find your post which i believe, for me, to be not only a mild rebuke but also much-needed encouragement.
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Thank you Michael for your comment. God speaks to us in many ways, we just have to be prepared to listen.
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