"I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ "
January 24, 2006
A few years ago there was a young African, he was martyred for the cause of Christ. Before he died he wrote these words they were found in his room. He said this:
"I'M A PART OF A FELLOWSHIP OF THE UNASHAMED! THE DIE HAS BEEN CAST. I HAVE STEPPED OVER THE LINE. THE DECISION HAS BEEN MADE. I'M A DISCIPLE OF JESUS CHRIST. I WANT LOOK BACK, LET UP, SLOW DOWN, BACK AWAY OR BE STILL. MY PAST IS REDEEMED, MY PRESENT MAKES SENSE, MY FUTURE IS SECURE. I AM FINISHED AND DONE WITH LOW LIVING, SIGHT WALKING, SMOOTH KNEES, COLORLESS DREAMS, TAMED VISIONS, WORLDLY TALKING, CHEAP LIVING AND DWARFED GOALS. MY FACE IS SET, MY GATE IS FAST, MY GOAL IS HEAVEN, MY ROAD IS NARROW, MY WAY IS ROUGH, MY COMPANIONS ARE FEW, MY GUIDE IS RELIABLE, MY MISSION IS CLEAR. I WANT GIVE UP, SHUT UP, LET UP UNTIL I HAVE STAYED UP, STORED UP, PRAYED UP, FOR THE CAUSE OF JESUS CHRIST. I MUST GO TILL HE COMES, GIVE TILL I DROP, PREACH TILL EVERYONE KNOWS, WORK TILL HE STOPS ME AND WHEN HE COMES FOR HIS OWN, HE WILL HAVE NO TROUBLE RECOGNIZING ME BECAUSE MY BANNER WILL HAVE BEEN CLEAR."
We should compare this with the Christianity we see today. We're looking for a cheap way, an easy way, a lazy way to serve the Lord Jesus. But Jesus said, " Straight is the way," it is a disciplined way. (Selah) or pause and think about it!
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