At 40, she had a bad heart attack.
She prayed earnestly, asking God’s help.
God said, “Don’t worry, you have another 30 years to live!”

So, she skipped church and got a tummy tuck.
She skipped church and got a face lift.
She skipped church and got a hair implant.

Then she died!

When she got to the pearly gates, she told St. Peter,
“This is a MISTAKE! God told me I had another 30 years!”

Peter looked at her closely, then he said,
“GIRL! We didn’t RECOGNIZE you!”

James 1:18
Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

Eccl 9:4
For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope:
for a living dog is better than a dead lion.

Christian, you were “quickened” and “born again” by the “word of truth” – the Gospel of Jesus Christ. (James 1:18a above)

ALL of God’s Word is pure and good.
The “Word” is that means by which God converts souls. (Rom. 10:17)

When the final day comes, and God brings destruction down,
Christians will be first brought up!
For they are the “firstfruits” (James 1:18b above) of the harvest! (Rev. 14:14-15)

As a “born again” new creation of God (2Cor. 5:17),
you are “joined to all the living”! (Ecc. 9:4a above)

When you were “dead in trespasses and sins” (Eph. 2:1),
God “quickened” you and gave you His Holy Spirit (Eph. 1:13).

Remember who you ARE in Christ!
You are washed in the blood of Christ, made pure in the eyes of God;
resurrected from deadness,
joined to all that is living, and
given L.I.F.E. (Living In Faith Everyday)!

A “dead lion” is only food for vultures.
But a “living dog” will bark warning at the first sign of trouble.

Are you “barking?”
Are you warning others of the judgment day soon to come?

Are you “recognized?”

Love ya!