13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, 15 but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 since it is written, m“You shall be holy, for I am holy.” 17 And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, 18 knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. 20 He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you 21 who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and agave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
22 Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, clove one another earnestly from a pure heart, 23 since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; 24 for
“All flesh is like grass
and all its glory like the flower of grass.
The grass withers,
and the flower falls,
25 but the word of the Lord remains forever.”
And this word is the good news that was preached to you.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (1 Pe 1:13–25). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
It truly has been a really tough journey for me to get to where I’ve come to.
It’s all by the grace of God that none may boast.
Yesterday, after constant prayer, I was tired and arrived at Sunday School. I was given two young teenagers who are not believers. It’s strange for us as all our kids believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.
It was heart-breaking as a young teenager who used to come but discontinued, came and told me she does not believe that Jesus is the Son of God. Yet, when I had seen her last, her prayer was to grow more in her spiritual life.
You see, in my twenties when I taught Sunday School for five years. I had these twenty kids. Eight year olds and after a year, they all believed and accepted Jesus as their Lord and Saviour.
A hundred eight year olds. They all prayed in the Spirit. Their prayers were awesome.
So, I cried.
For this soul. I cried out mercy for this soul.
If there is anything I do best, is, preach the Gospel. In its power. A simple gospel.
I was equipped in my twenties to preach a simple gospel. It was explained that the concentration of a person who does not believe is only a two to three minute window and then they will lose the desire to listen more. I preached twice around the world and to anyone who would listen to the Gospel.
The power is in the Gospel. To trust the Word of God. Jesus comes in power. His power and not ours as human beings. Trust in the Word of God. It goes forth and does not come back void.
The other teenager accepted Jesus as her Lord and Saviour and said the sinner’s prayer after three weeks with us. But I’ve not worked with her at all.
And all I could hear in the Spirit was this song.
In all the years that I’ve preached the Word, the Gospel, it has never failed to amaze me how Jesus calls those to Himself. All I have to do is preach these simple words. Draw this simple picture. And ask them a few simple questions.
So I gave her a hug and welcomed her into the kingdom of God.
God, He is an amazing God.
And all I could think about was ….
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