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BRUCE MCGEE MINISTRIES
Gary Godard Chief Technical Officer
A man was interviewing for a new job.
The interviewer asked, "You say you worked 25 years at your last job?"
Prospective employee, "Yes - 25 years."
Interviewer, "But you are only 30 years old. How did you work 25 years at your last job?"
Prospective employee, "OVERTIME!"
But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
LIGHT from the WORD.
God works OVERTIME!!
He is CONSTANTLY working for all men to repent and be saved!
Picture a sheepfold for the evening care of the sheep.
At its back, the sheepfold is secured by a hill or a mountain.
At its sides, the sheepfold is secured by a high wall.
Lions, bears and wolves may not enter the sheepfold - it is SECURE!
Jesus said the following.
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish,
neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all;
and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
Again, picture the evening sheepfold.
There is a very small opening where sheep enter each evening,
and a gate which is locked after the shepherd leaves.
The shepherd stands in that opening and inspects every sheep before
they are allowed entrance.
If a sheep happens to come to the opening that doesn't belong to the shepherd,
he will return that sheep to his owner.
If sheep appear that have cuts and bruises, he applies salve - healing.
Jesus stands in the opening, the gates of heaven.
NO one enters without His primary inspection.
All who enter there cut and bruised from life are healed.
Jesus is the One Who opens or shuts the gate!
No one else is qualified!
Rev 3:7 says,
And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write;
These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David,
he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
And, God is working OVERTIME to insure that those who follow Jesus are
KEPT - unblemished, and able to enter the eternal heaven!!
Are YOU a "sheep" of the "Shepherd," Jesus?
Are you FOLLOWING Him and doing His will in your life?
If so, be ASSURED, He is working OVERTIME for you!