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Everyone walks the hall of his individual life,

awaiting the elevator. When we’re born God has the UP button already pushed. (Innocent babies go to heaven.) When we reach the age of accountability (i.e. when we recognize sin is sin, that Jesus died to free us from sin and yet reject His gift) we push the DOWN button. Until we come to Christ in repentance and faith the button remains DOWN. Thanks to our God-give, free will we can, by the prompting and grace of the Holy Spirit push the UP button. Some wait longer, some a shorter time in life’s hall but the elevator arrow is pushed (one way or the other) for every man. Soon the elevator opens. Soon we go the direction we selected. In everyday life we can refuse to enter an elevator and walk away – that won’t happen when the elevator of death opens. Some go in kicking and screaming and have an awful, final, descent. Some step peacefully through the door and ascend to heights of Glory.

Friend, which button do you NOW have pushed – UP? DOWN?

– eab, 10/8/16

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