Jun. 15, 2022

A Witness to the "Witnesses"

I just had a couple of nice young ladies come to my door. (Their father wisely waiting in their vehicle.)
She stated in spite of the UN's efforts there is still no peace in this world. She then asked what I thought would bring peace to the world.
At this point I was glad their father was in the car and not here with his daughters.
I told them there would never be world peace until Jesus returns to rule.
At this point it is important to have peace in our own soul and not be dependent upon a coming Kingdom to enjoy that peace. The only way we can have true peace is to trust Jesus Christ EXCLUSIVELY for our eternal salvation.
If we are dependent upon what we are "doing" for the Lord to secure that peace, we will never find it. Eternal salvation is the work of God through Jesus Christ our Lord, not our's. It is just as Paul and Silas told the jailer in Acts 16 when he had asked, "What must I do to be saved?" They said unto him, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved..." There is nothing else stated that is required, like baptism, sinner's prayer, doing something or quit doing something.
I further pointed out how Lucifer had said, "I will be like the Most High." I asked, "Isn't that the same as being Christ-like? Yet Lucifer was condemned for it. The difference being, he desired to be good by his own efforts which has no influence with God whatsoever, in fact he finds it repugnant. As stated in Isaiah, "There are none righteous, no, not one. All of OUR righteousnesses are as filthy rags."
"So ladies, please don't put your faith in what you are doing today for your salvation, put your faith in Jesus Christ only. By doing so, He will empower you to do His good will and pleasure, you no longer HAVE to do it, you will WANT to do it."
Not sure if I got through or not, but I gave them something to think about.
She said they had to go, but would like to leave a Watchtower with me to study on my own. I declined and asked if they would accept something I would give them. She said, "No."
I offered to pray with them and they declined that as well.
I am praying for them anyway.
Be bold and witness to the "Witnesses" because you cannot hand them a tract.
Have a Blessed Day!
~Brother Mike