Blessed be the Name of the Lord, Most High God. O Lord! We praise Thy Name, we thank You for the miracle of this day; we are grateful unto Thee for all You have done for us. Thank You Lord, we cannot thank You enough for Who You Are and what You have done for us! Glory be to You, Father.
Dear beloveth, in this series of salvation message, we just want to remind ourselves where and how we started this journey of faith. I hope you can of the truth say that you are still in the faith.
Please forward this series of salvation messages to your contacts, don’t ever imagine that one does not need it. It is a good tools for evangelism. Remember the Word of God is new every morning.
Peradventure, you are yet to start the journey of salvation, don’t worry but rejoice, for people like you Christ came. It does not matter where you are today, what is important is the decision to come home and you will be glad you did. Don’t waste time any longer, before it will be too late:
“Why sit we here until we die?” 2Kings 7:3
Dear reader, this little book was mainly intended for the edification of believers, but if you are yet unsaved, our heart yearns over you: and we would fain say a word which may be blessed to you. Open your Bible, and read the story of the lepers, and mark their position, which was much the same as yours. If you remain where you are you must perish; if you go to Jesus you can but die.
“Nothing venture, nothing win,” is the old proverb, and in your case the venture is no great one. If you sit still in sullen despair, no one can pity you when your ruin comes; but if you die with mercy sought, if such a thing were possible, you would be the object of universal sympathy. None escape who refuse to look to Jesus; but you know that, at any rate, some are saved who believe in Him, for certain of your own acquaintances have received mercy: then why not you?
The Ninevites said, “Who can tell?” Act upon the same hope, and try the Lord’s mercy. To perish is so awful, that if there were but a straw to catch at, the instinct of self-preservation should lead you to stretch out your hand. We have thus been talking to you on your own unbelieving ground, we would now assure you, as from the Lord, that if you seek Him He will be found of you. Jesus casts out none who come unto Him. You shall not perish if you trust Him; on the contrary, you shall find treasure far richer than the poor lepers gathered in Syria’s deserted camp.
May the Holy Spirit embolden you to go at once, and you shall not believe in vain. When you are saved yourself, publish the good news to others. Hold not your peace; tell the King’s household first, and unite with them in fellowship; let the porter of the city, the minister, be informed of your discovery, and then proclaim the good news in every place. The Lord save thee ere the sun goes down this day. Amen! I will add, waste no time, go to the mercy seat and obtain forgiveness of your sin and sin no more. Someone is asking will I be accepted after all I have done? Fear not, you father is knocking at the door of your heart, if you open He will come and dine with you. He cannot cast you out:
“Then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.” Genesis 8:9
Wearied out with her wanderings, the dove returns at length to the ark as her only resting place. How heavily she flies—she will drop—she will never reach the ark! But she struggles on. Noah has been looking out for his dove all day long, and is ready to receive her. She has just strength to reach the edge of the ark, she can hardly alight upon it, and is ready to drop, when Noah puts forth his hand and pulls her in unto him.
Mark that: “pulled her in unto him.” She did not fly right in herself, but was too fearful, or too weary to do so. She flew as far as she could, and then he put forth his hand and pulled her in unto him. This act of mercy was shown to the wandering dove, and she was not chidden for her wanderings. Just as she was she was pulled into the ark.
So you, seeking sinner, with all your sin, will be received. “Only return”—those are God’s two gracious words—”only return.” What! nothing else? No, “only return.” She had no olive branch in her mouth this time, nothing at all but just herself and her wanderings; but it is “only return,” and she does return, and Noah pulls her in.
Fly, thou wanderer; fly thou fainting one, dove as thou art, though thou thinkest thyself to be black as the raven with the mire of sin, back, back to the Saviour. Every moment thou waitest does but increase thy misery; thine attempts to plume thyself and make thyself fit for Jesus are all vanity.
Come thou to Him just as thou art. “Return, thou backsliding Israel.” He does not say, “Return, thou repenting Israel” (there is such an invitation doubtless), but “thou backsliding one,” as a backslider with all thy backslidings about thee, Return, return, return! Jesus is waiting for thee! He will stretch forth His hand and “pull thee in”—in to Himself, thy heart’s true home.
Are you willing to come back home? Like the lepers, don’t die where you are, rather go and share the story of your salvation abroad.
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Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu
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