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Sunday, January 16, 2011

MY LAST CHANCE?

Years ago before the nation was criss crossed with super highways I traveled on two lane, sometime poorly maintained highways.

From time to time, especially when approaching a desert type of territory we would see a sign that said “Last chance for gas.” You couldn't help looking at your gas gauge and even if you had more than a half tank full, your comfort zone would require you to stop and fill up.

Several times down the road I would come to another sign that would say “Last chance for gas.” This caused me to think those first guys weren't telling the truth.

Over the years there have been many new religions pop up that met the requirements to be a recognizable faith.

The requirements are, you must have a book, and it needs to be witty and convincing. It must meet the demands of self sacrifice, for man wants to earn his salvation.  The prophet, well you must have a prophet.

Some have appeared out on the desert and received a revelation (you must have a revelation.)  And the miracles, he must perform miracles even if they are selling a bowl of soup for a quarter, that may not be a real miracle but it is close enough.

The end result is you have a new religion and if the prophet can look holy he may convince some to join him.

The difference between these thought up religions and Christianity is that they lack an important ingredient and that is reality.

Their god isn't real, just a creation of their mind. They have substituted rhetoric for reality, and the best they can expect from that is something to occupy time.

The most impressive scripture in the Bible is GOD’S declaration “I AM THAT I AM” encapsulated in those words is the declaration that he is, “The ALMIGHTY” and there is no other. Genesis 1:1 in the beginning GOD Created the heaven and earth.

Revelation 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Today we are all on a journey, and there are road signs every mile saying ours is the way turn aside here, “Last chance.” The only problem is they are all dead ends.

The ALMIGHTY has declared that HE is not only the last chance, but the ONLY chance for redemption.

For those who are redeemed the sign “Last chance” is just a reminder that their tank is full of redemption, but for those who are going to wait and just travel a little further, and look for another warning, time may run out for them.

2 Corinthians 6:2 behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
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