When I began Preaching back in 1997, one person that attended the services was an elderly black man. His arms showed he had worked hard. He still had good muscle tone, and his hands showed the callous of a working man’s hands. (At this time, he was wheelchair bound and didn’t seem to know anyone. A lot had been taken away from him.) One day something awakened him and he wanted to sing for Jesus. The song he sang was, “I’m Traveling On.”
His wife told me He was a Deacon in their Church, and had been a praying man since his youth. That day out of the archives of his mind came a song that told he knew he was about to “move on,” and God called him home sometime later.
We as Christians seem to forget that we are a “stranger in the earth.” We are biding time, waiting for the Lord to call us home. Just as Abraham sojourned (traveled) to places which were unfamiliar to him.
We are travelers too. Our task is to abide here, (Glorify God in all we do,) refrain from the strangers and their gods by which we are compassed. Abraham walked in Faith, just as we are to walk in Faith.
Jesus, from the grave has gone to Heaven before us. He went to prepare a place for us. Our home is with Him, in Heaven.
If you have not secured a place in Heaven, now is the time to do it. Jesus tells us in
God loves “each and every” person, regardless of how good or evil we are. He has never loved the sin we subscribe to, yet, He loves us each one dearly. He wants none to reside in Hell. He wants all to join Him in Heaven.
God is patient and He will wait for you. However, when “your hour comes” and you have done nothing to accept Jesus, your choice by default is Hell. God wants to give you a personal gift, Everlasting Life. All He asks from you is to accept His Son Jesus. Accept Him by your repentance, (by changing your life,) by looking away from your former life with the world.
Confess your belief that God has raised Jesus from the grave. By that confession, God will give you that Gift of Eternal Life.
Bro John R. E Chastain
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