Saturday, January 18, 2014
Jesus Christ has come not to take advantage of us.
Opportunity is but once, even if we are given a second chance, time lost can never be regain. This is the story of a man who shared the story of his life to admonish the house of God, to encourage people in Christ Jesus... and to gain soul for the kingdom of God.
All my life, i have always put blames on everyone around me until I found the real person that care for me ...Jesus Christ. When I was a teenager, I had bad friends, go to clubs, do drugs and rob people off their belongings. I see this as fun, until my last robbery when I was caught and jailed for 17 years.
I never realise how much damage I have done to my life until it was the 7th year in the prison. I was informed that one of my best friend in college who use to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to me is now a big man in the capital state doing good. He is now a lawyer and known for his exploit in the law world.
I was so fortunate to see Him again during my 10th year in jail. He actually came to visit me, i was so surprise..to cut the story short..he preach to me again...the same word as in those days....Jesus loves you. He cares for you....and others... During this time he was preaching to me, all I could see was the time I had lost due to my attitude. It occur to me that if I had accepted Jesus earlier in my life, I would have been a man with a better life and a good career. After he finished, I asked one question..my question to him was, 'how did he go about it so fast that his name is a house hold name in law chambers?'...His answer shocked me, because I was expecting him to tell me a very long, exciting or boring story about his adventure into law school, law firm and government. His answer was just two words 'Jesus Christ'.
I was so moved, I have heard the message of Jesus Christ several times, but always take it with levity. This time it was down on me and my eyes were open , I saw reality, I saw life in a different way from the way I do see it throughout my life.
I accepted Jesus Christ the same day and started reading the Bible every day.....It was not so long, I started seeing change around me... I gained respect among the other inmates, I was put in charge of so many things by the prison`s officers and to crown it , i was recommended for amnesty during the national day and I was released after 12 years. God is so fast to have done all this in just two years.
Not to forget within this last two years after accepting Jesus Christ, I learnt art and painting in the prison.. This was the first time I will ever believe in myself.. I believe in myself because Jesus Christ believed in me..that was the reason why He died for me before I was born. (Romans 5:8).
I got out and it was a big different from what I used to know.. Time has flew so fast that I was nowhere to be found. All my friends are big men, all bungalow are now skyscrapers. I knew if I had accepted Jesus Christ earlier, my life would have taken the best route.. because all the life led by Jesus Christ are always the best life. (Deuteronomy 8:18). Jesus makes us the best we can be.
My advice to all...Jesus Christ came for us..not to take advantage of us. If we accept Him as our Lord and personal savior, it is for our good. Jesus Christ has not come only to write our name in the book of life, but to make our life better even while we are still on this earth. He has come to give us abundant life. (John 10:10).
The devil is the thief, he will entice us with all things that he knows it`s ours, just like he did to Jesus Christ after the fasting. He will maneuver us with all our belongings in order to take them from us. If we give the devil a chance, he will take the future from us for a joy that will never last. I am a living testimony.. My life would have been better, if I did listen to Jesus Christ my creator during my early life. I would have been living a better life.
If you are reading my story and you still believe in your strength, your brain, your ability..it is all devil deception. Jesus Christ is the way , truth and life, we can only get eternal life through Him.( John 14:6). If you don't want to lose so much like me, you can get redeem by accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and personal savior. To remind you, your works cannot make it right , not even when you are a geek... To accept Jesus Christ...Just acknowledge yourself as a sinner and ask for forgiveness of your sins. Call Him to be the Lord over your life and you will be save. Read you bible and join the people of God to continue in the faith.
I have so much to tell you, but I will stop here for now. I will continue my experience outside prison in the next episode...just for you to learn and know that only Jesus can save us from the gimmicks of the devil. Remain blessed.
If the Word of God in this blog touches your life, and you will like to be a child of God. It is simple. Pray a prayer of forgiveness. Acknowledge you are a sinner, ask for the Jesus Christ to forgive you all your sins. Call Jesus Christ to fill your heart . If you do this you are save, just look for a church of God around you to join to improve your faith in Christ. Do not forget to read your bible day in and out.
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Revelation 12:11 (NLT)
And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony. And they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die.
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