Friday, January 20, 2012

Gardens of Scripture (Part 5)

5. THE GARDEN OF REJOICING – (PARADISE/HEAVEN) We read concerning the thief on the cross in, (Luke 23:42, 43) “And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, today shalt thou be with Me in paradise”.  The word “paradise” means a park or a garden.  It is a word that expresses the sum total of blessedness.  It means heaven, the dwelling place of God.  It says in, (Psalm 16:11) “In thy (God’s) presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures forever more”.  This will be the portion for all who are saved, who are “born again”.  There will be no more sorrow, no more heartache, no more disappointments, no farewells, no more pain, and no more death.  There will be one eternal day of peace and joy in the presence of their Savior at home in Heaven.  O the joy and rejoicing, even now, with the prospect of Heaven as ones eternal dwelling place.   Which will it be for You dear reader, Heaven or Hell?  Will it be “the pleasures of sin for a season” (Hebrews 11:25), or will it be the blessedness of heaven and its eternal pleasures? 

Dear friend, if you remain unsaved, it will not be because God does not love you or be because God’s Son did not die for you, but it will be because you have not believed on the Lord Jesus Christ.  Which will it be for you, reception or rejection of the Savior?  You are traveling the “HIGHWAY OF LIFE”, passing through time into eternity.  Now that you have read this message, you have come to “THE CROSSROADS”.  Which way will you go? Will you continue to reject the Savior and God’s free gift of salvation?  Or, will you believe in Him and receive Him as your Lord and Savior?  It is your decision and your responsibility.

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