NO BETTER OPPORTUNITY THAN NOW

“As Paul talked about righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and said, “That’s enough for now! You may leave. When I find a convenient season, I will send for you… When I get a better opportunity I will call for you…When I find the time, I will send for you…” (Ac 24:25)

God commands us to do the work of an evangelist (2Tim 4:5). I want to obey His command this evening! Child of God, please do the same! Tell somebody to give his (her) life to Christ!

Apostle Paul was in chains preaching to the Governor Felix. He preached Christ crucified and resurrected. The big man Felix trembled, and answered: ‘I will talk to you later…’ He said that he will call him later. He thought that he is in charge of ‘later’. But tomorrow may never come. When it comes to making decisions for Christ, now is the holy moment! Now is the day of salvation! Now is what we have available! Many hoped to go the heaven but the demon called ‘later’ came in, and they ended in hell. These things are painful! But they have to be spoken as they are! The warnings of God are all signs of His love! Do not play with your soul! Do not ignore your destiny! Life on earth has an end. Heaven or hell are eternal! Please, think of what I am saying…

As for Felix, he liked to listen to Paul. He also hoped to be bribed by Paul, ‘to cooperate’ with the man of God. How foolish! Bribe has never bought anyone a visa to heaven! The conscience of Felix, at that time, was not really dead; but its voice was silenced by the stubborn will which would not listen. Felix treats St. Paul as Herod Antipas had treated John the Baptist (Mark 6:20). He does not resent his plainness of speech; he shows a certain measure of respect for him, but he postpones acting “till a more convenient season,” and so becomes the type of the millions whose spiritual life is ruined by procrastination. From the books of history, from what we know about Governor Felix, nothing gives us any ground for thinking that the “convenient season” ever came…

My friend, my son, my daughter, my neighbor… Please, Give your life to Christ! I beg you! God bless you!

SLL 29

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