|Of all education, the most important is Biblical
You know...a person can be an expert on a thing, but dumb as a post on some others. For
example, some can calculate the minutes to the moon, but can't put some shelves together.
I won't get into my weak points, but I can do wonders with velcro. I traded cars and wanted my ten CD
player moved to my new car, and after a while, the mechanics came in and said there was no place they could bore on the dashboard,
to position the controls. I said, "use velcro," and it worked perfectly. Our new ice shaver wouldn't work until
the cubes set for at least three minutes, so the slick ice that our freezer makes, could melt enough for the shaver to get
hold of it, so it would shave the cubes into snow. I tried putting crushed ice in the machine, instead of dry cubes, and it
But don't ask me how those new cell phones work. I bought
mine for emergencies only, and every time I want to make a call, it's an emergency. It's a good thing we don't
have to phone, to get in touch with God.
And you know, there's more truth
than fiction in that thought. I've mentioned at other times, although in a different vein, how you don't get a "busy"
signal when you call on The Lord. No waiting...no long-distance charges, no pressing "one" for Gabriel, and getting
put on "hold" if you want to talk to The Lord Himself.
been true ever since time began. You don't have to wait until God gets through talking to some big wheel. If you haven't
given your heart to Him, what I'm saying shouldn't be taken lightly...Jehovah God and His Son, Jesus Christ, and the
third one in the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, all are on call 24/7, and are waiting for your call. I couldn't be more serious
when I say the most important thing you'll ever do, will be to give your life to Christ, because when you choose Him,
you get all three.. Anything else, and everything else is a distant second. Talk with Him. The prophecies the Apostle John
tells of in the Book of Revelation may be at our doorstep. And even if it isn't, the day each of us dies, is the end of
our chances for an everlasting afterlife in Heaven. You don't have to put up with a life of uncertainty---accept Jesus
Christ and be sure of where you'll spend eternity.
I’ve noticed that some of my Conquest articles have taken on a new complexion since my wife
went to her new home. I don’t feel the same about passing from this life to the next. I like to use the
term “The Promise” that the Lord gives to everyone…that Christians will immediately be with loved
ones who’ve gone on, when our turn comes.
King David used that consolation we see in 2nd Samuel 12:23,
after his son by Bathsheba died; “I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.” And of course Jesus
showed the same comfort to us, as He hung on the Cross, when he told the thief hanging beside Him, who had become a believer
there, “Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.”
I’ve written about that in an earlier article, but for those of you who didn’t see it, I’ll give
my interpretation of those words by Christ. “Today” means now…assuring us that we won’t be
put in a waiting area until some time in the future. And “shalt thou be with me” means that He will go to
the same place with this person who’s dying at His side.
And the Bible clearly shows that the word “Paradise” and
“Heaven” are the same place. Revelation 2:7 is enough to convince us: “He who has an ear, let
him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers, I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which
is in the paradise of God.” And the tree of life serves double duty, also indicating that we’ll eat the
best of foods in Heaven.
The only ones who
should fear death, are those of you who haven’t given your heart to the Lord. I beg you to take care of that,
at this very moment. It’s the only time you’re guaranteed.