Some of you might think that I am an old fire and brimstone preacher but that’s okay.
What you think about me doesn’t bother me anymore, all that name calling and what people think and say about me doesn’t phase me anymore. You see, I’m not trying to make a name for myself. My mother named me Marcus and that’s the name I’m going to have until the day I die. It’s not about me, it’s all about Jesus. So take your focus off me and focus on Jesus. He’s the one that came from Heaven to die and save us. Matthew 10:28 says: "Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell."
You see I’m not ashamed to tell the world that I believe and trust in Jesus. Back in 1999 I prayed to God and asked Him if He would open up the door for me to write in the Log Cabin Democrat. I will always lift up the name of Jesus and that’s what I’m doing this very day. I’m not ashamed to say "I love you, Jesus," simply because I know He loved me first. I’m not ashamed to tell the world that I believe that Jesus is the Son of the Most High God. I’m not ashamed to tell the world that you must believe and trust in Jesus if you want to be saved. And I’m not just talking about going to Heaven when you die, there is a lot more that comes with believing and trusting in Jesus. So I ask you to read your Bible for yourself. Amen.
When I say to do the right thing is to believe and trust in Jesus to save you, I meant it from the bottom of my heart. You know, it doesn’t matter how many times you read your Bible, it doesn’t matter if you go to Church every Sunday or every time the doors of the Church are open, if you don’t believe and trust in Jesus, all that doesn’t mean anything. It’s just a waste of time. You must believe Jesus is who He says He is and that’s the Son of God, and you must believe He came for Heaven to save us. You must make Him the Lord and Savior of your life.
Understand this, you must engage in your own salvation. Many people don’t know this, but it is totally up to you where you will spend eternity when you die. God can only say and do so much, but He won’t make up your mind for you, and neither will I. God gave us free will, He gave us the right to make up our own mind as to how we live down here on Earth. You can live for Him or you can live for Satan, it’s really your choice, make sure you make the right decision because when you die, that’s it, so choose Jesus. Myself, I choose to live eternity with God in Heaven and worship and praise Him all day long. Sometimes I wonder about the people who have died and opened up their eyes in that place called Hell. They will never have another opportunity to trust and make Jesus the Lord of their life. They will never get another chance to make it to Heaven. You see, they chose to live their life on Earth away from Jesus. Remember free will, it’s up to us to choose Heaven or Hell. It’s up to us to do the right thing and that is to trust and believe in Jesus. Give your life to Him today! Make Him the Lord of your life! Revelation 3:20 says "Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends." All Jesus is saying is to open the door to your heart and let Me (Jesus) come in and talk to you and take care of your problems. All you have to do is tell Him all about your troubles, remember, He can’t help you if you don’t invite Him into your heart. I want to drop this into your spirit, don’t wait till you come to the end of your life’s journey and then find out that Jesus truly is the Son of God. I can just hear people saying "I should have made Him my Lord and Savior," but instead "I want to live the way the world lives and now I find myself in this place of darkness with fire and brimstone burning forever and ever. I wished I had made Him my Lord and Savior."
Again, you never know, you could die this very minute and the chance you had to give your life to Jesus could pass you by. So stop thinking about it and DO the right thing: give your life to Jesus. Make Him Lord of your life. You are never too old and you are never too young to die. You are never too old and you are never too young to give your life to Jesus. Now just stop and think about that. Brothers and Sisters, this lifetime is getting shorter and shorter. In other words, soon and very soon Jesus is coming back. Don’t get caught living your life without Him. Surrender to Him today because many have died and opened up their eyes in Hell. Once again, do the right thing: believe, have faith, and trust in Jesus to save you. Give your life to Him and make Him Lord of your life. ... In Jesus’ name. Amen.
God truly loves us, you know how I know? Just look at His Son Jesus and what He did on the cross. Now that’s true love. May God bless and keep each and every one of you and may His face shine upon you.
Contact Marcus: firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-908-9507.