After reading I Corinthians 1:4-9 quoted below, my mind went back to January 19th, 1993. That was the day that Sharil and I finally realized God’s “Amazing Grace.” We both accepted Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour at about 3:30 in the afternoon. We both found the gift that had always been before us, but unseen by a “spiritual” blindness. The control of this blindness is by “the world.” “The world” does not know Jesus the Christ. It hates Him and persecutes anyone who calls on His Name (and receives that Holy Gift of Grace, eternal life with Christ.)
As we wait for God’s call to bring us Home, either by Jesus’ return or by our physical death, grandness awaits us, (with a beautiful home existing among many Mansions, one for my wife, one for me.)
Jesus has gone before us, (Jesus our Carpenter) to prepare for us. There is a place for all who believe. Once you have accepted Jesus, your place is secure.
Have you accepted Jesus the Christ as your Saviour? He is waiting with His gift of eternity, being with Him. All He asks of you is to believe with a sincere heart, and tell others of His gift.
Jesus forgave us on the Cross of
Calvary. He asks us to follow Him in love, and obey His commands.
So the question is, “Do you love Him?” If you have claimed Jesus, “Are you keeping His commandments?”
Sharil and I started following Him eighteen years ago. I cannot tell you we have always followed as we should. I would be a major hypocrite if I did. Yes, we have fallen short. However, when we failed we sought Jesus and begged forgiveness, repented, and picked up where we failed with a new reinvigorated fervor. Where are you? Where are you heading?
Bro. John R. E Chastain