THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
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!”
Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
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?”