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363rd -- The Killing Time


As believers in the Lord, we each have the responsibility to share the good
news of the Lord Jesus Christ to all who are lost. The Lord Jesus not only
brings salvation, but light and life and living water so that all who come
to Him may never thirst again. The Lord Jesus is the Prince of Peace who
holds the world in the palms of His hands. When we talk about the Lord, He
is not merely a man that died on a cross, but He is the only begotten Son
of God who was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life and died on the Cross
so that He may redeem mankind from their sins. Salvation is a gift that no
one deserves, but is graciously offered to all who will receive. 
(John 4:10-14) (John 3:2-7) (Isaiah 9:6-7) (Psalm 145:15-21) (Ephesians 2:8-9)

I hope you are encouraged by today's message to take a strong stance
concerning your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and be determined to share
the gospel with all those that God lays on your heart. We are to share the
simple gospel of the Lord and allow the Holy Spirit to bring conviction 
and repentance.


In the latter half of the sixteenth century, during what was known as "the
killing time" in Scotland, John Welsh (or Welsche), a Covenanter preacher
and son-in-law of Scottish reformer John Knox, was pursued mercilessly by
those who wished to take his life. For a long time he managed to elude his
pursuers, but finally there seemed to be no safe place to go. He prayed, 
and believed God gave him a plan to outwit his enemies.

That night Welsh knocked at the door of a man who was well known for his 
bitter opposition to the so-called field preachers, a man who was seeking
to arrest Welsh but who had never met him. Unrecognized by the householder,
Welsh was received with kindness. During the evening the conversation 
turned to the hated Welsh. His host complained bitterly that he had not 
been able to apprehend this man whom he considered a rebel and an agent of

"I have been commissioned," said Welsh, "to apprehend these people. I know
where Welsh is going to preach tomorrow. If you like, I will put him in 
your hands."

"Nothing could please me better," said his host.

The next day Welsh and his host walked to the place where the Covenanters
had agreed to meet. Welsh invited his host to sit in the only chair 
available - one Welsh had especially provided for him. Then he began to 
preach about God's love for sinners. He spoke with such persuasive power 
and pathos that his enemy's heart was melted.

At the close of the meeting Welsh said, "Sir, I am Welsh. Take and arrest
me, and do whatever you wish."

His former enemy, now his friend and convert, declined!

By Donald E. Mansell

When we witness to others the saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, we are
not to worry about the results, but rather leave the results of convicting
the heart up to the Lord. We are to show our life as a testimony of where
we were before Jesus came into our life and where He has brought us to now.
He fills the empty heart with peace unspeakable and places a light in our
countenance that is meant to shine forth so that all may know Who dwells 
within us. (Matthew 5:8-16) (Romans 12:1-7) (1 Corinthians 1:23-31)

Be encouraged to share your faith and do not allow discouragement to keep
you from helping to save lost souls. The only thing that we will have to
show the Lord when we stand before Him on our Judgment Day, is what we did
to help show others the way to the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the main focus
and all other disputes need to be put away. (Revelation 20:11-15)

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

John 3:16-17 Jesus declares
"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. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn
the world; but that the world through Him might be saved."

Romans 5:8-11 "But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we 
were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified
by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if, when we 
were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much 
more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. And not only so, 
but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now
received the atonement."

Romans 10:8-10 "…The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy 
heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt 
confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart 
that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the
heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is 
made unto salvation."

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today's Selected Poem: HELL IS REAL
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem55.htm

Today's Selected Testimony: BEVERLY ANN'S TESTIMONY
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony70.htm

In Christ's Service, 

Dwayne Savaya 
Gods Work Ministry 


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