Graham-God’s Great General (by Fenny West)

 

One of God’s  Great Generals has Gone;

Departed to his rest and eternal home.

Now  in bliss in His Saviour’s loving Arms

Though Absent in the Body, present with Him.

He fought the Good Fight of Faith.

He ran the  Good Race of Grace.

He led many millions to the faith-

Ushered them into God’s presence;

Instrumental to their seeing His face.

He Left a legacy that will ever speak-

A voice that cried in the wilderness:

“Prepared Ye the way of the Lord.”

He furnished and finished with fineness 

His ministry, his calling and purpose.

Without a doubt, Billy Graham will be greeted

With “Well done good and faithful servant.

Enter into the eternal rest I have prepared

Truly you have been one of my Gospel Giants.”

 

What about you?

Have you made your reservation?

Do you have your ticket-Jesus?

Do you have your passport-salvation?

Heaven is a place for prepared people. 

No one dies and accidentally finds himself there.

You need to get your ticket and passport here on earth and make your reservation consciously, here on earth. 

The state of man: Separation, alienation, spiritual death

23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Ro3:23

All we like sheep have gone astray;

We have turned, every one, to his own way; Isa53:6a

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.Ro6:23

What God did: Reconciliation, provision for salvation

And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all Isa53:6b

 

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.John3:16

What man must do: accept the provision, confess Jesus as Lord, invite Him into your heart

 Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John3:3

37 “All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out. John6:37

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

30 “For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matt11:28-30

if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Ro10:9-10

This was what Billy Graham’s son wrote recently when his dad went home to be with Jesus:

“My father Billy Graham was once asked, “Where is Heaven?” He replied, “Heaven is where Jesus is and I am going to Him soon!” This morning, at the age of 99, he departed this world into eternal life in Heaven, prepared by the Lord Jesus Christ—the Savior of the world—whom he proclaimed for nearly 80 years. He will be missed by our family, his colleagues, faithful ministry partners, and, yes, many around the world. But what joy he has to be welcomed by God the Father, and be reunited with my mother in the presence of Jesus who speaks peace to eternal souls.

What about you? When you depart this world do you know with certainty where you will spend eternity? You can know this today. Jesus said, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). The One who comforts weary souls has given us this promise, “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me … I go to prepare a place for you … I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:1-3).”

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