~ It’s Better than Winning the Lottery! ~
Question Set #1 ~ Have you ever made a significant purchase which was influenced by the manufacturer’s guarantee or warranty? Has a purchase been influenced by a consumer testing agencies test results or by third party seal of approval? Have you ever made a purchase based on the advice of a trusted friend? When making a major purchase have you ever been a little unsure but went ahead with your decision trusting the manufacturer and other relevant data?
Consider ~ The salvation which is offered by Jesus Christ comes with proven results and guarantees! The Bible has been tested by millions and it has passed the test—according to previous users it can be trusted. “Word of mouth” is the is the best advertising there is! Millions have died for the name of Jesus Christ and millions more seek to live their lives for His honor.
“And Nathanael said to him, ‘Can anything good come out of Nazareth?’ Philip said to him, ‘Come and see’” (John 1:46). “After that [Jesus Christ’s bodily resurrection] He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once” (1 Corinthians 15:6a). “‘One thing I [a full grown man who was blind from birth] know: that though I was blind, now I see.’ Then they said to him again, ‘What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?’ He answered them, ‘I told you already, and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become His disciples?’” (John 9:25b-27).
Question Set #2 ~ Have you ever wished you could win a major lottery? Wouldn’t it be great to pick up that first check knowing it was the first of many and that your could not outspend the inflow?
Consider ~ The salvation which is offered by Jesus Christ comes with a status change and a down payment which provides full assurance of the reality.
“Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure” (1 John 3:2-3). “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs — heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together” (Romans 8:16-17). “Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee” (2 Corinthians 1:21-22). “Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee” (2 Corinthians 5:5).
Question Set #3 ~ Do you look back in your life and regret not having made a particular purchase of decision? Were you almost persuaded, but for one reason or another, decided not to purchase what you believed to be a good decision? With hindsight do you see your mistake?
Consider ~ The opportunity for salvation is now. One day, perhaps very soon, the door of opportunity will be closed. You are not guaranteed tomorrow. Jesus Christ may return at any time for His children. If you are not ready it will be too late.
“Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2b). “I tell you, in that night there will be two men in one bed: the one will be taken and the other will be left. Two women will be grinding together: the one will be taken and the other left. Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left” (Luke 17:34-36). “Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near” (Isaiah 55:6). “God's gifts and God's call are under full warranty — never canceled, never rescinded” (Romans 11:29 The Message).
The Most Important Question ~ Why not seek Jesus Christ with an open mind and discover for yourself if His Word is true?
~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW