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Luk 23.43

“…Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.”

 

There’s no more a “gradual” salvation than there is a gradual wedding. There’ll be years of working “…out your own salvation…” (Php 4.12 – Don’t overlook the “fear & trembling.”) & there’ll be years of married-learning, learning how to better love your husband or wife. But the New Birth & the New Home (“I NOW pronounce you man & wife”) are instantaneous.

– eab, 4/24/18

 

“No man can have God’s highest thought and be popular with his immediate generation.”

– A B Simpson, fr. his ?Holy Spirit/

 

As non-atheists we tend to lose patience with anybody who would thus oppose the Being of God. Allow me to suggest there may be a sin worse than atheism. What? Pray tell, what? The avowed atheist is supposedly opposed to God (in reality his assertions about God are indirect acknowledgments of Him.) It maybe worse than atheism to Ignore God. To be so busy chasing shillings, chasing skirts, chasing shows, that we don’t recognize His Book, His Day, His Fatherhood. Take time, friend to not only concede His right to rule you, but invite Him into your inner being, your soul to live.

– eab, 4/24/18

 

              

Thief

The thief looking sideways could see

That Face did not “go with” that tree.

It took all he could muster.

These last words to utter.

“When Thy kingdom comes remember me.” Luk 23

– eab, 4/24/05

 

 

Mar 13.33

“Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.”

 

“I don’t have time to pray.” Do you have time to eat? “I eat on the run sometimes.” Pray on the run – – – sometimes. But when you slow down & sit down to eat ALSO find your prayer closet, enter, shut the door. If need be shut the door again, & keep shutting it until you’re alone with God. – eab, 4/24/18

 

“He that lives to live forever, never fears dying.”

– William Penn (uncertain source)

 

* Longer post :(* God has allowed millions of repentant, believing sinners into His Kingdom. And, God has allowed sour, backsliding souls to leave His Kingdom (only volunteers serve Him). What kind of a gentleman would not allow you to leave his house? You thought you wanted to attend his dinner. You entered at his invitation (& your will). You got scared. You sensed your unworthiness (ma’am/sir, we’re all unworthy). Or you sat there thinking of the “fun” peers were having outside & you wanted out. The gentleman didn’t want you to leave – after all, he’d invited you or you wouldn’t have been there – but he allowed you to slip out the door. He may have a sorrowful heart or even a tear that you wanted to go but he let you. God is a Gentleman & will not keep you in the Kingdom if you want out.

– eab, 4/24/18

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