“Testimony of a TRUE BELIEVER”
“However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. “ Acts 20:24
These are the words of the Apostle Paul. He was speaking to the elders of the church in Ephesus. He had just told them that he was compelled by the Holy Spirit to go to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to him, however, he says that the Holy Spirit has warned him that prison and hardships are facing him. Yet KNOWING what could lie ahead of him, it does NOT deter him from his mission of taking the GOOD NEWS to a LOST and DYING world, at ANY COST.
Paul says that he considers his life NOTHING to him. His determination was to see PRECIOUS SOULS SNATCHED from the FIRES of Hell, and brought into the GLORIES of Heaven, even at the RISK of his own life. Paul had the ASSURANCE that his DESTINY would be an ETERNITY in Heaven, and that he had NOTHING to LOSE, but EVERYTHING to GAIN.
He was DETERMINED to FINISH the RACE, and to COMPLETE the task that the Lord Jesus had given him. Even if it cost him his life. He was WILLING to RISK his life for the SALVATION of LOST SOULS. I think of the many people who have not only RISKED their lives, but have GIVEN their lives in order to bring some to the SAVING KNOWLEDGE of Jesus Christ. Do you and I have that kind of DETERMINATION, knowing that there are those who are dying, every day, WITHOUT CHRIST? We too, like Paul, have the MISSION or TASK of TESTIFYING about the GOOD NEWS of God’s AMAZING GRACE.
Are you WILLING to make some SACRIFICES, in order to bring SALVATION to LOST and DYING SOULS, by SHARING the GOOD NEWS about God’s AMAZING GRACE? If you are one of the LOST and DYING SOULS, you are HEADED for an ETERNITY in Hell, unless you are WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle and TURN TO God, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING, your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God. Then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and share YOUR TESTIMONY of God’s UNFAILING LOVE, and AMAZING GRACE, to those, you KNOW are LOST and on their way to HELL with ALL its HORRORS. Be a LIGHT in their DARKNESS. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!