As I read Mike’s story
of life without God and then life with God, I am impressed that believing in God and actually being saved from eternal fire and damnation is two totally different dynamics. OK I know some are immediately turned off by the harshness of the thought of burning in hell, but I see no reason to sugar coat the outcome of believing in God and not aligning yourself with the Father.
Here’s the deal. God created the world and therefore has total and complete ownership in the world. He doesn’t owe the bank for a construction loan. He doesn’t have to ask permission of the government for a reconstruction permit. God can do with the world, which includes you and I, anything He wants to. Take for example your car. If you have no debt against it, you can destroy it or you can wash and wax it. It is your choice.
Mike’s story is a beautiful story. As a soul headed straight to hell, the story is raw and offensive. From the perspective of possibly you or I living a sheltered “Christian” life, you might even hide your eyes and choose to not read it. But the beauty….
The beauty of the story is the miraculous grace God has available for all he calls. God came to Mike when he was living in his own filth. God didn’t wait for Mike to clean himself up. God wanted him just as he was. Then, an amazing unveiling of truth occurred and Mike was drawn to God. This is an incredible miracle and definitely a God Spot of the brightest kind!
Thank you, Mike!
“It’s urgent that you listen carefully to this: Anyone here who believes what I am saying right now and aligns himself with the Father, who has in fact put me in charge, has at this very moment the real, lasting life and is no longer condemned to be an outsider. This person has taken a giant step from the world of the dead to the world of the living.
…Don’t act so surprised at all this. The time is coming when everyone dead and buried will hear his voice. Those who have lived the right way will walk out into a resurrection Life; those who have lived the wrong way, into a resurrection Judgment.“~Jesus
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I read his story and was more amazed at the love God has for us and the miracle of the change than the absolute horror of the life he led. God is good!
Thank you Cheryl. What an incredible story of God’s love drawing someone to him. I’m becoming more impressed with the notion that God takes the 1st step in choosing us to come to Him in His timing. I think everyone has the opportunity, but maybe God’s method is to take the 1st step…We accept or reject. Maybe….
Mike certainly wasn’t choosing Him so I can agree to that!