|ON A MOUNTAIN? AND WHAT'S "RAIN?"
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Think about it. Noah was 500 years old, when he began to build a what? Not only he had started building
an Ark, but when people began asking him what he was doing, and he said, "I’m building an Ark," they kept
on pestering him. So what is an Ark? A boat? What, up here on this mountain? We’ve been wondering about you, Noah,
saying someone, somewhere, has told you to build it.
And if it’s for your family outings, there are only eight of you, counting your sons
and their wives. And you’re telling us it will be 450 feet long? Now we know you’re crazy. And what’s
that dumb word you said…rain? What’s that? And Noah had to put up with that for a hundred years, plus the time
it took for everyone else to drown.
Folks, it doesn’t pay to mess around with God. He’s a loving God; in fact, 1st John 4:8, says he IS love. But
if you don’t accept Him and His Son, Jesus Christ, and The Holy Spirit, the three persons in the trinity, He can leave
you to your own facilities, or ideas. He won’t "throw you into hell," as so many people charge, but angels,
not God nor Christ, will put you there when your time comes (Matt. 13:41-50).
Your way to escape (there’s my pet peeve; there’s no "X"
in eScape! You can accept Him, and Jesus as the Christ, and be rewarded with eternity in Heaven. I’d say it’s
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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.