In the second letter written by the Apostle Paul to his spiritual son, Timothy, he said to him, "I am ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day and not to me only but unto all them also that love his appearing. (2 Timothy 4: 6-8)
The Apostle has diligently kept the faith and the momentum through trials, betrayal, and many activities that have been contrary to his very own existence. He kept pushing to the glorious end through the narrow path and at last he made.
What about us? Will we be pardoned? Halfway to eternity and then we fathom the bizarre of the multitude. Read this young man's story.
He started so well, so firm and rooted in the ways of the Lord, passionately aligning his will to that of the Father. He was fervent and a die-hard fan of holiness and was keen to do the chores of the tabernacle.
Praise the Lord for the rascal has now become a pastor, his revolution has led many to repeat the biblical question, " Isn't this the blond man? Oh yes, the blind man who was wondering on the path to hell. "Is this not the crippled? Oh yes, the helpless man who couldn't pick himself from the way of destruction. " Is this not the man with leprosy? Truly, he is the man who couldn't have been able to grab hold of the anchor when the tempest railed.
Saved and sound, liberated from the pool of sin, from the pond of lies, drunkenness, and fornication, and now on these acts, he has started preaching against.
Wait! What was that sound? This sound resonate the story of Demas, Balam and of course Judas Isacariot. This is the sound of the fallen. Halfway to the finished line and he has given in to the philosophies of this present world.
The claws of sin has grab him and he hardly even see. Will we be exonerate? Will we be pardon because of our past glory? Live well. Pick yourself up and pray. We can make it and the grace of the Lord will help us.
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