This story is about me, this may or may not apply to you. I am 72 years old and I got saved in July 2020.
I had asked Jesus to save me maybe two or three times before, that was a long time ago, whether he saved me or not back then, I did not get this soothing feeling that I now have.
I am not sure if just asking Jesus to come into your life will work for everyone. I think you have to be in the last resort situation at least I was before I honestly and seriously call on Jesus for help or anything, or at least that is my case. Yes, this is the strange way I met Jesus.
There are people walking into hell every-day and they do not even know it. If Jesus does not go and get them, then they are lost. I was walking around thinking everything is OK, and I was almost in hell. I always thought there was at least one person on earth that was a worse sinner than I was, man, was I surprised.
One morning as I was sitting at my dining table with my laptop, as I usually do, I guess I had a dream because I soon realized I was a few feet away from hell’s doors. There were other people down in this hole with me, but they were much farther from hell doors than I was.
I am a sinner and I do not know what Christians (church peoples) would do in a similar situation. So, I did what my evil heart told me to do, I asked Jesus why was the murders, rapists, and burglars who were down in the hole with me, were not father down near hell’s door like I was. I would not break some of the Ten Commandments, such as murder, burglary, or rape, because I thought those were the worse sins.
Jesus answered and asked me how many people I saw down there near me, of course, I knew I was the only person down near hell’s door and I knew Jesus knew it too. So, I did not answer his question. I knew I was a sinner, but I did not know I was the worse sinner on earth, man, that is an eye-opening situation. In desperation, I asked Jesus why He loved the other sinners down there more than me.
That is when I found out about Jesus’s love, mercy, grace, and everything else he has to offer because when He lifted me out of that awful hole, I did not say anything. As he lifted me past the other sinners in the hole whose sins were not as bad as mine, for I am the worst sinner on earth. I knew I had never done anything good like the other sinners down there had done. But I have done some decent things in my life.
When Jesus got me out of that hell hole, he looked me straight in my eyes and said to me “There is nothing good in you”. I felt sad when he told me that but let me tell you about all the good stuff, he has taught me and did for me since then, I think he wanted me to go through that ordeal for some reason.
I think we need a new everyday language bible, so everyone can understand it. The religious teachers, preachers, and religious organizations should improve on the way they reveal Jesus’s word to us. I believe It is mostly church people that keep harden sinners like me from knowing Jesus. Because they do not tell you that you can still do some of the things you used to do, and Jesus will help you get rid of the bad stuff, make sure you let Jesus tell you what stuff to get rid of, and do not let people tell you what to get rid of.
Some people will not make it to heaven because they do not know it exists, and no one will tell them because most people cannot or will not tell them.
Jesus is helping me clean out my mind and heart, and that is one humongous job because I am worse off than the man who had the demons in him, Mark 5:9 – Then Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” “My name is Legion,” he replied, “for we are many.” I had so much envy, hate, jealousy, etc.. in my heart and I did not know it was there.
by: John N. | Photo: Pixabay