Luke 17:11-19 (NLT) says, "As Jesus continued on toward Jerusalem, he reached the border between Galilee and Samaria. As he entered a village there, ten lepers stood at a distance, crying out, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!" He looked at them and said, "Go show yourselves to the priests." And as they went, they were cleansed of their leprosy. One of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back to Jesus, shouting, "Praise God!" He fell to the ground at Jesus’ feet, thanking him for what he had done, This man was a Samaritan. Jesus asked, "Didn’t I heal ten men? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?" And Jesus said to the man, "Stand up and go. Your faith has healed you."

There are times when I just have to stop what I’m doing and thank God and give Him all the glory. You see, I haven’t been saved my whole life. I remember when I was "buck wild," running the streets and doing any and everything I wanted to do. But now when I look back at those days I can truly say "thank you, God, for keeping me." Now that I think of it, I was really sick in my mind. For one reason, I didn’t know Jesus. A lot of people claim that they know Jesus. They have heard His name spoken but do they really know Him? There are some people today who go to Church every time the doors of the Church are open and they never confess Jesus as their Lord and Savior. In other words, I don’t think they really know Him and the power that comes with His name. Let me say this before I go any further, I’m not trying to judge or put anyone down.

I’m just here to let everyone know that Jesus is King of Kings and Lord of Lords and He is Savior of the world. I’m not saying I’m the only one who knows Christ but I’m asking everyone to get to know Him before it’s too late. Because one day we all, the saved and unsaved, will stand before Him, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and at the name of Jesus every knee will bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus is Lord to the glory of God. (Philippians 2:9-11-NLT) You want to know why we are going to bow before Him, simply because He died in our place. We should have died but He stepped in and took our place and when He took our place, God placed all of our sins upon Him (Jesus the sinless one). Yes, God sacrificed His one and only Son for us. That’s why every knee is going to bow before Him.

That’s why His name is above every name. Hey, I’m just trying to give you a "heads up" before you stand before the Lord and Savior. You see, I’m not going to wait to give Him glory and honor. I’m not going to wait to thank Him for His grace and mercy. I’m going to do it right now! I’m not here to attack anyone or put anyone down, I’m just here to let people know that God loves them and He wants the best for you and His best is His Son Jesus. He wants us to trust Him and have faith in Him. He wants us to invite Him into our hearts, and believe it or not He is knocking on the door of your heart this very minute waiting on you to open it so He can come in and sit and talk with you. My brothers and sisters, let Jesus save you ... Please! Stop being stubborn and full of pride, stop thinking about what people might say about you when you confess Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Let me let you in on something, are you listening? Jesus is the ONLY way to Heaven. Let me put it like this, you can’t get to Heaven without Jesus or should I put it this way ... Jesus is our ticket to Heaven and you know what? It is already paid for.

My goal in life is to lead as many people to Christ as I can. I believe that God purposely called me to be a witness for Jesus yet while still developing in my mother’s womb. Yes, God already prepared me for this day and time. Question: Is there anybody who wants to make Jesus Lord and Savior of their life? Is there anybody who wants to be saved? Is there anybody who would like to know that if they died this very minute that they will go to Heaven? If so, pray this little but powerful prayer, just say: "Father, I’m a sinner in need of the Savior, Jesus. I have sinned before You and Heaven. Father, I messed up and I’m sorry. Forgive me of my sins. Father, I believe Jesus is Your beloved Son. I believe He died and rose from the dead. Father, thank You for saving me. In Jesus’ name, AMEN."

If you prayed this prayer you are saved! Now get into a church that is teaching Jesus and the Word of God and stay encouraged. God is waiting on you to make Jesus, His Son, Lord of your life. May God bless you. If you need a church to attend call 908-9507.

Before I close, I just want to thank two important people in my life who assist me in writing for The Log Cabin Democrat. I thank God for Minister Phyllis Washington and Minister Tyrone Sanders. May God continue to use you for His glory. Amen.

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