~~~~to the first person that can find, in the Bible, one place where either God in the Old Testament or God or Jesus Christ His Son in the New Testament, sent any person, at any time, to any one else, or any other place, other than to Himself God, or to His Son Jesus Christ. You know where to find me!!
As you all know I love the writings of Spurgeon. He lived a very short life in the 1800’s. I begin my day and end my day with his writings.
On April First his evening devotional read thus:
“The month of April is said to derive it’s name from the latin verb aerio meaning “to open”. All the buds and blossoms are now opening for we have arrived at the flowering time of the year.
“Reader, if you are not saved, may your heart be awakened by nature to receive the Lord. Every blossoming flower warns you that it is time to seek the Lord. Let your heart bud and bloom with holy love for Jesus.
“Are you young and strong? Then I plead with you to give your vigor to the Lord. It was my unspeakable happiness to be called in early youth, and I praise the Lord everyday for it. Salvation is priceless, let it come when it may; But, oh, an early salvation has double value because you may die before you reach the prime of life.
“It is time to seek the Lord. You who feel the first sign of decay should quicken your pace. That hollow cough and that feverish flush are warnings. Do not delay. It is indeed time to seek the Lord.
“Do I observe a little grey mingled with your once luxurious curls? The years are rapidly passing; death is swiftly approaching. Let this return of spring awaken you to set your house in order.
“Dear reader; if you are elderly, let me plead and implore you to delay no longer. There is a day of grace now; be thankful for that. But it is a limited season, and it grows shorter with every tick of the clock.
“Here in your quiet room, on the first night of another month, I speak to you as best I can by paper and ink. As God’s servant, from my innermost soul, I give you this warning, “It is time to seek the Lord.”
“Do not ignore this. It may be your last call from destruction. It may be the final syllable from the lips of grace.”
Thus, the end of April first’s night devotional from Charles Spurgeon. He went Home to be with our Lord 128 years ago and his words are as applicable today as they were in 1892.
My son-in-law’s mom had a massive stroke and passed away last week. I have friends here on the campus that are passing away every day, every week, every month. I have friends off campus that are doing the same and age has no priority over death. But our belief in the Lord Jesus Christ is our priority….is our passport to Life Eternal.
You can not, my friend no matter “who” you are, find the pearly gates opening to you some day without your belief in God and His Son. ONLY IN THEM – it is NOT and NEVER WILL BE found in any other reason, or place, or book, or person. You will burn in the fiery wall of hell not just for a while but forever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever without any – I repeat – without ANY end to it.
You have the friendship of Satan with you right now because he has blinded your eyes with a joy and peace that he has told you is from the Lord. He too will be right there with you burning and burning and burning. Be sure my friend, that that is what you really want because until you get that Bible out and put it on the coffee table once again and read it every day and every night and get into a church atmosphere where God is teaching you through HIS WORD – not some one else’s word that is not approved by Him. Until you are out of the clutches of Satan you are bound for hell without any reprieve EVER. Do you really want that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I pray that God will bring you to your knees before it is too late. That He will give you an extra ordinary opportunity to receive Him and Him alone and Jesus Christ His Son who died for YOU and was buried for you and rose again for you to live forever for all who have set aside the world, Satan, his works (and they are many and some are so beautiful and wonderful and deceiving and easy to grasp). May you be brought to your knees with whatever it takes – – – whatever – – – it TAKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Praying in Jesus’ Name for your salvation.