I share this letter with you all as a starting point for those that the LORD has placed on your heart, someone near to you that you must warn as a watchman, lest their blood is on your hands at the Bema Seat
Just to set the record : We are 3 brothers of which I am the oldest, My second brother is Joe & the youngest is Dick(his wife is Louise) – we are between the ages of 56 and 64. My youngest brother Dick went thru a very bad spell in marriage and business and ended up bankrupt – this sets the tone for this letter and places the players in the correct perspective.
I pray to The Father that this letter and Key will help you who are in a similar position. To JESUS be all the Glory
You should know that family is everything – providing for them, protecting them and pointing them in the direction of sustaining them.
This is so for our immediate family and our natural family (brothers & sisters)
I was confronted 2 years ago by an aunt of Dicks wife, Louise, about Dick and his position – and I gave her advice as well as to Louise, that at the time seemed futile to both the aunt and Louise (The Aunt said emphatically over the phone to me “Understand, he needs a work NOW – not prayer, but a work!”). I said that Louise should take Dick to a certain church gathering the next day (it was a Tuesday) and after that meeting, where they prayed for Dick & laid hands on him, Dick’s life changed as no one ever could imagine – just look where he is today – successful and with the Joy of the LORD in his life.
Some of us need to go through deep waters to get to the tranquillity of knowing JESUS intimately, in a relationship in life that only Jesus can offer, and I was no exception – I had to die(5 Nov 2004) to be brought into HIS presence and to be spoken to by HIM that never dies, to be given the choice – Stay here until the time runs out, or go back and do MY will – I chose to come back under HIS power and have been so for the past 6 years.
The last thing I was commanded to do by HIM before HE comes again, was what is contained in this letter to you. I love all of my family and would want ALL of them to be taken into HIS plan for eternity when HE comes to take HIS bride and not be left for the tribulation times coming to this planet very shortly.
Now I know I cannot, in my own power, convince anyone to walk a specific path or force anyone to Love JESUS – I can only point someone, that JESUS has identified to me, under the command of JESUS who lives in me in the Holy Spirit, to the way of eternity that is coming upon us all, as time runs out. He has given each born again Christian the keys to eternity and it is our responsibility through our witness to see that Heaven is not locked to those whome JESUS points out to us. Take this key and open eternity for yourself as I cannot do it for you – a relationship is a very personal thing between a saved person and the LORD JESUS, no one else can create that relationship – only you and the LORD JESUS and HE says I am knocking, open the door, invite ME in and sup with ME and live into eternity with ME.
I am so sorry that I have been chicken to talk to you the past 6 years and obey the command given to me by HE who lives eternally and repeated weekly, as I study the word, and watch for HIS coming as HE has instructed me as a watchman on the walls. I must sound the alarm or I will be held responsible for the blood on my hands of those that I did not warn. We are still in the period of grace which will shortly run out, for us to accept the offering done by JESUS on the cross for our sins and by accepting the grace-offer have eternal life (which is a serious reality).
I give you the following piece or key if you will, which contains all that is needed to insure our eternity and which has saved even one like me.
What must I do to accept Jesus Christ?
An important factor in reaching a decision to accept Jesus Christ and ask Him to forgive you of your sins is reaching a point in your life when you come to understand you are completely incapable of standing in judgment before a perfect, holy, sinless God - something we're told in the Bible each and every one of us will someday have to do - and walking away blameless.
Because none of us can meet the standards of conduct acceptable to a holy God, the importance of having a relationship with Jesus Christ cannot be understated. Why? Because all who die without receiving Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour will someday be sentenced to an eternal hell from which there will be no hope of escape or rescue.
Fortunately, the penalty God required all mankind to pay for living in disobedience to His will has already been paid on our behalf, if we will accept it! Jesus Christ, the Son of God, robed Himself in flesh and came into the world to make atonement for all our sins through His sacrificial death on the cross.
In return for Christ providing us a way to avoid the judgment we are all worthy of when our character is compared to that of a holy, sinless God, it is required of us to accept Jesus Christ by faith, believing in His sinless life, His death on the cross on our behalf, and His resurrection from the dead to avoid being sentenced to an eternal hell - a lake of fire prepared for all those who live in rebellion against God.
As Jesus loved us enough to leave the Majesty of Heaven and die a cruel death on the cross on our behalf, none of us should have a problem with accepting His free gift of salvation, should we? God couldn't possibly love us more than He does nor make the process of securing one's eternal salvation any simpler than it is so there is no better day than today for you to come to faith in Christ if you're considering doing so. This is especially true when we consider that no one has the promise of a tomorrow.
Are you ready to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour?
The first step in becoming a Born again Christian is to get into the proper mindset to do so. We call this repentance. To repent is to have a life-altering change of mind concerning one's need to live a life of obedience to God. To make a decision to come to faith in Christ that is genuine - one that will stand the test of time - a sincerely remorseful, repentant heart is a necessary element. It has been said that repentance is the first word of the Gospel. So, are you ready?
All you have to do, if you're ready, is bow your head in prayer, repent by sincerely asking Jesus Christ to forgive you of all your sins, ask Him to be your Saviour having paid the price for your sins through His death on the cross, and promise to be as obedient to God's will as you possibly can. It's that simple.
There is no specific way to do it. There is no special prayer you have to say word for word. All it takes is a repentant heart and a sincere desire to turn from your former ways and follow Christ and be sure to enter into eternity and be eternally blessed.
If you have prayed a prayer of forgiveness and accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, you are now saved and no one can pluck you from His hand. You are a Christian and will inherit eternal life with Christ in Heaven when you die or He returns to this earth to gather His children home, which according to the signs of the season will be very shortly – as we are living in reality so close to the rapture & second coming of CHRIST JESUS.
1st John 1:9: If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1st John 4:15: Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
What do I do now that I've accepted Christ?
- Seek other Christians to fellowship with in a church of your choice that uses the Bible alone for instruction in holy living. The Bible is the Word of God and needs to be adhered to as much as humanly possible.
- Start reading the Bible regularly with a study guide to get to know God better and understand His will for your life. All new believers need to read the Word of God often to become mature and confident in their Christian faith.
- Be baptized by immersion. If you were baptized as an infant, you need to be baptized again. Baptism is your public acknowledgement of your acceptance of Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. Although you can get to Heaven without being baptized, Jesus told us we should be baptized, just as He was! Follow the Lord's example and do this as soon as possible.
- Tell others about your decision to follow Christ that they may be led to follow in your footsteps. There is no greater accomplishment than to lead another person to Christ!
All these things lead to salvation and life eternal and if there is anything, ANYTHING I can do to help it will be my privilege because nothing will give me a greater pleasure than to also see my brother Joe in Heaven shortly when HE calls on the trumpet of all times
Love in CHRIST JESUS
Old Brother Jim – Saved by HIS grace only
2 August 2010