Friday, July 1, 2011
It Is Either NOW or THEN
While I may not with divine authority relate what your first words will be when you breathe your first words in eternity, I do have a strong feeling what those words may be. They are found in the Gospel of Luke 18:13. Simple words they are, but indicative of a most revealing mystery which opens up the secret chambers of God’s heart.
These simple words cross all boundaries of nationalities, all races and of all men since the time of Adam. There is but one way designed from the very beginning in which all of humanity can be made partakers of the heavenly kingdom. If you never comprehend the depth of the meaning of Luke 18:13, you will never enter into the Kingdom of God. I quote those simple words which are: “Lord, be merciful to me a sinner”. This is how plain and simple of how God can draw all men to Himself. Then “how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation.”
So when an unsaved person first gets a glimpse into the face of an all powerful God, His first words are very likely to be, “Lord, be merciful to me a sinner.” When faced with an inevitable and fixed doom, this has to be, by pure logic, the first words uttered by a lost person.
Now, how much better in this life while there is still available a life line of hope, and ample provision already paid for and all we have to do is pray the simple sinner’s prayer with the same intensity which I am sure you will utter on the day of Judgment.
Sooner or later, every human being will utter that prayer, either now or then.
By Roy Falls