|WORDS CAN FOOL YOU!
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One of the reasons some people don’t read
their Bible, is because of the difficulty in pronouncing many of the names. Well, God took care of that when He gave you
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John to get you acquainted with Jesus Christ. His works are all through those first four books of
the Bible. And many of his miracles are repeated, according to the way and words that each of those apostles saw them. You
understand what I mean, because as you know, ten people can see an accident and even if all are accurate in a main point,
some will have small details that add to the facts, but have been missed by the others. As for the easy-to-pronounce words,
I even wrote a song about them, with the title being the same as the title of this Conquest article.
And although some scholars will recommend that you read John
first, all will be good looks at how and why Christ came to earth to give us His New Way to live. A much better way, because
He became the living sacrifice and shed His blood so that we no longer would have to kill and offer animal sacrifices to God.
The fifth book of our New Testament is good, too, because it
introduces you to the Holy Spirit…the third of the God Head of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit,
or Holy Ghost, as it’s most often called in the Old Testament.
That book of Acts also shows how through persecution of the Apostles and those who believed in Christ…how
this very persecution caused Christ’s message to spread all through that part of the world. And isn’t it amazing
how it spread around the rest of world! There are stories of the Vikings, and maybe the Irish coming across the North Sea…Christopher
Columbus in 1492, but map makers later called this land America, after Amerigo Vespucci...the only second place I ever heard
of getting the glory!
but read your Bible…it’s full of the story of Christianity and Jesus Christ, who is the only One by which we
can reach Heaven (Acts 4:12).
I’ve noticed that some of my Conquest articles have taken on a new complexion since my wife
went to her new home. I don’t feel the same about passing from this life to the next. I like to use the
term “The Promise” that the Lord gives to everyone…that Christians will immediately be with loved
ones who’ve gone on, when our turn comes.
King David used that consolation we see in 2nd Samuel 12:23,
after his son by Bathsheba died; “I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.” And of course Jesus
showed the same comfort to us, as He hung on the Cross, when he told the thief hanging beside Him, who had become a believer
there, “Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.”
I’ve written about that in an earlier article, but for those of you who didn’t see it, I’ll give
my interpretation of those words by Christ. “Today” means now…assuring us that we won’t be
put in a waiting area until some time in the future. And “shalt thou be with me” means that He will go to
the same place with this person who’s dying at His side.
And the Bible clearly shows that the word “Paradise” and
“Heaven” are the same place. Revelation 2:7 is enough to convince us: “He who has an ear, let
him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers, I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which
is in the paradise of God.” And the tree of life serves double duty, also indicating that we’ll eat the
best of foods in Heaven.
The only ones who
should fear death, are those of you who haven’t given your heart to the Lord. I beg you to take care of that,
at this very moment. It’s the only time you’re guaranteed.