Monday, 21 November 2016

LESSONS FROM A USED PEN

The first pen I have used until it has no more ink.


The picture you see below is the picture of my used Bic pen. It is not the first Bic pen that I have used in my life, it will not even be the last. However, it is the first of its kind that I have used until it could not write anymore; it ran out of ink. The moment I noticed this, it reminded me that everything except God has an expiry date. This pen can either be refilled with ink, or be of some other use, or it could just be thrown away. Well of course, I kept it because it reminds me of something important. Not many pens have been as lucky as this one, to have me keep them. 

Why am I going on about the life of a pen?

I am going on about this because we share something in common; LIFE. One day, life will end. Then what happens to us next will be up to our owner. 

Now whether you believe you have an owner or not, YOU DO! God created you, He owns you!
Genesis 1:27 (ESV)
So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
So when your LIFE ends, what will happen to YOU? Well, I'll tell you what; YOU could either be THROWN into HELL for the judgement of your sins OR YOU could be KEPT in HEAVEN with YOUR OWNER because YOU have believed in the free gift of SALVATION that God has given.
John 3:16-19 (ESV)  
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.
Believe me! God would really like to KEEP you with Him in Heaven! He has gone through all the trouble, sent angels, prophets, spoken to Kings, and even sent His only Son, JESUS CHRIST! He has not even given up on YOU yet. 
John 6:40 (ESV) 
For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”
 He still speaks through PROPHETS, PASTORS, EVANGELISTS, LAY MEN, who have taken the mandate to spread the gospel of salvation. Now is the time of grace! EMBRACE GOD WHILE YOU CAN! 

When YOU accept God's Son, JESUS CHRIST, YOU become useful to GOD. He sees YOU through His Son. Jesus was without sin, but YOU are with sin. I do not have to say that twice, but I will. YOU are with sin. GOD HATES SIN, so you certainly will not be KEPT in HEAVEN, if you still bear your sin. THE GOOD NEWS is, when you believe in JESUS CHRIST as your LORD and SAVIOUR, YOUR sins are taken away. THEN GOD CAN KEEP YOU. 

I could go on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on, but the bottomline is CHOOSE JESUS TODAY!