The love that God has towards humanity can never be measured by our natural
standards. His love and compassion is immeasurable and is offered to all
who will simply receive it. God sacrificing His only begotten Son to save
mankind from their sins shows the depth of God's never ending love towards
His creation. Never believe the lie that you are beyond redemption or that
it is too late for you to get right with God. The thief who was being
crucified next to the Lord Jesus believed in Him and with his last dying
breaths secured His Eternity and was forgiven of every sin in his life. We
too can receive the same mercy and forgiveness, but we must trust Him with
all our heart, mind and soul. (Romans 5:6-11) (Luke 23:40-43) (Mark 2:16-17)
I hope today's message ministers to your heart to trust Jesus Christ with
your eternal soul and know that it is only through Him that you can secure
your Eternity in heaven.
Timothy heard a knock at the door. A solid, confident knock. Most visitors
he ignored, as he was too weak now to get to the door without considerable
effort, and he didn't want to waste his effort on salesmen, which, it
seemed, were all that ever came to his door lately.
Timothy usually sat or reclined near the window that afforded him a view
of the front porch so he could size up his visitors without moving much.
As he looked out on this occasion, he saw a man whom he had never seen the
likes of before. He held no briefcase and was dressed modestly, but neatly.
Timothy decided to answer the door, and he pulled open the window, and
called “I'll be right there,” in the direction of the porch.
The sickness had showed itself in young Timothy about five years ago,
during a vacation in the mountains. He had noticed a numb sensation in his
legs during a trail hike. It seemed to grow in intensity over the next few
days and though he would normally have dismissed it, he visited the doctor.
He found that what he had was incurable and would result in his eventual
death. The sickness would slowly weaken and kill him.
In his subsequent fight to find the cure for the incurable, Timothy had met
all manner of self-proclaimed healers and quacks. He spent much money and
time in his pursuit of therapies, none of which really worked. Mind games,
foul-tasting elixirs, incantations and various other “medicines” filled his
days. But, he had tried them all, it seemed. For Timothy, life had become
a waiting game.
Timothy opened the door to find the stranger patiently waiting, a slight
smile on his face. “What can I do for you?” asked Timothy.
“I understand you're looking for a cure?” replied the stranger.
“I think you have the wrong address. Try two doors down,” said Timothy, in
an attempt to save himself time, money and heartache.
“I have your cure. Do you want it?” said the man, in a firm but sympathetic
“Look, let's just get this all out in the open right off the bat. How much
is this gonna cost me?”
“It will cost you nothing, but you have to accept it willingly.”
“This is not one of those 'visualize your self getting well' things, is
it? I've tried that. I'm not getting well.”
“This cure is real. But, it will require your trust. You must believe that
I can indeed heal you.”
“No potions or mantras?”
“No, not one.”
Timothy invited the man in, and either the most eye-opening conversation
or the most bald-faced deception he had ever experienced took place in his
living room. According to the stranger, everyone in the world had the
disease Timothy had. It was hereditary, passed from one generation to another.
The symptoms weren't always the same in everyone, and not everyone
recognized it as early in their lives as Timothy had, but the result was
always the same. No one survived, unless of course this stranger cured him
or her. It seemed a little far-fetched to Timothy, but it was indeed a
unique story. No one had told him this one before.
Was the man crazy? The way he held himself and the words he said didn't
hint at mental illness, at least no mental illness Timothy had encountered.
He was sharp, quick-witted and confident in speech. For all Timothy knew,
he could be telling the truth.
“So, who cured you?” asked Timothy.
“I'm the only one,” the man said, “who was never sick.”
The Bible says believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.
No matter your background, your color or your creed. The Lord is able to
save all who call upon His name in truth. Trust in His finished work on
the cross and know that God is faithful to forgive you and receive you unto
Himself for all Eternity. (Acts 16:27-34) (Romans 10:9-13) (John 19:30)
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.”
Mark 2:16-17 “And when the scribes and Pharisees saw Him eat with publicans
and sinners, they said unto His disciples, How is it that He eateth and
drinketh with publicans and sinners? When Jesus heard it, He saith unto
them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are
sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
Isaiah 55:6-7 “Seek ye the LORD while He may be found, call ye upon Him
while He is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man
his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and He will have mercy upon
him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.”
1 John 1:8-9 “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the
truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to
forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
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Today’s Selected Testimony: OUT OF DARKNESS
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In Christ’s Service,
Gods Work Ministry