Susie Mc

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Verse and Message (Week of Aug 2-8, 2009) August 7, 2009

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Luke 15:4
“Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?”
John 10:9a
I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.
My neighbor, Terri, had a scare this week. After she had cut her grass in her back yard, she accidentally left one of the gates to her fence open. About two hours later after returning from the grocery store, she discovered that she had failed to close the gate earlier, which allowed her yellow lab Jessie, to escape and run for the hills. 
It was a very stressful evening for all of us. There were search parties involving several cars, and emails were distributed to people who live in and around the area. I also posted a facebook notice. It was a frantic and anxious time…..Jessie was no where to be found.
 Puppy 1
But, Hallelujah, Jessie was found about 9 am the following morning. Much cheering and rejoicing took place when she was discovered a couple miles from her home. I have never seen someone so relieved as her master, Terri.
Imagine how the Lord feels about a lost soul. He is desperate to save a lost soul. In fact, it’s His highest priority. He will go to great lengths to draw people to Him. Then, there is a day of magnificent celebration of angels and people alike when a lost soul is found. 
There is a battle being waged on earth.  Do you realize that millions of souls hang in the balance? In Embracing Eternity by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins the battle is described this way:
“God beckons us to join Him; Satan tries to stop us. God draws us near; the enemy pulls us away. God holds out the free gift of salvation; the devil tries to distract our attention with his tricks.”
Church of the Highlands just began a series this past weekend called “The End.” Obviously, it’s a message series focused on what The Word foretells about the imminent return of Jesus Christ.
Bible 1 
Friends, we should be frantic and in a panic about the lost souls in this world. One day, time will run out. Our God is a God of second chances, but the Second Coming of Christ leaves only one last chance for salvation. Those lost souls left to fend for themselves in the midst of the ruler of this world will be on extremely shaky ground….it will be a terribly traumatic time. Even though there will still be some who sell out for Christ…. the percentage of people to accept Christ will be small, and it will take no less than a miracle for those individuals to make that crucial decision at that point in the game.
Jesus Fish 
It’s easier to come to Christ now more than ever before. The Holy Spirit is spreading throughout the nations like wild fire….His fire consumes. However, the evil one has deceived many and will continue fighting for what he thinks is his share of the people pie!
I am grateful that the Lord has placed me in this ministry. Most of you got on this distribution list, because God placed a sense of urgency in my heart to share it with you. Not because I thought you were a lost soul, but because I know we all are connected with the lost, and we are ambassadors and messengers for the beautiful GOOD NEWS! We are a team working together to harvest souls.
We can’t save them, but we have the gift of the Holy Spirit within us WHO DESIRES TO SAVE ALL, because HE DIED for ALL! But….it’s each person’s choice whether to accept or reject His glorious offer. We have the privilege to plant the seeds of hope.
Jesus is the Gate….THE Gate welcomes whoever desires His presence …..and what’s even more exciting, He will never let us go. He continues to seek the hearts of the lost, because they are His children too….WE ALL ARE HIS CHILDREN…but some kids are lost.
Please pray for your lost family members and friends. The prayer for the lost is “golden.” It’s the most incredible request we can present to our Creator and Friend.
Gold Cross
 Alarm Clock

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