THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
A merchant purchased some items but they were damaged in shipping
so he stopped payment on the check.
The company wrote a letter to the postmaster asking him to give the
letter to the best lawyer in town so he could collect the money.
But soon, the company received the following letter:
"I received your letter, and since I am the postmaster, I delivered the
same to myself. And since I am the only lawyer in town, I am taking
your case. However, I must tell you that I am also the merchant who
purchased the items that were damaged. And if I weren't the only Baptist
preacher in town, I'd tell you exactly how weak your case is."
All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that
cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
The devil is always claiming "damaged goods!"
He's always telling Christians, "You certainly arenít saved, or you
wouldn't do ......."
But God has bad news for the devil and good news for the saved sinner!
If you can go back to a day in your life when you know that you
surrendered all that you are to Christ, and asked Him to make you
what He wants you to be, then you can remember some of the
You were CONVICTED of sin.
You were CONVINCED of the Savior, Jesus Christ.
You were CONQUERED by His love.
You were COMPELLED by His Holy Spirit to beg forgiveness for your sins.
You were COMPLETELY saved by His grace!
If you can remember those things happening to you, then know this:
All those things are GIVEN to Christ by the Father!
And that's why you came to Christ for salvation.
And when you came, you were NOT turned away!
You were accepted, adopted, cleansed, sealed and placed in a right
relationship with Jesus!
So never let the ole devil confuse you or steal away the joy of your
Your check was accepted by God on the account of Jesus Christ.
And payment has NEVER been stopped ... and never WILL BE stopped!