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by Benjamin Munsell on July 12, 2018
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And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. 1 John 5:19. Here's the illustration. You're in a small row boat floating in an ocean of filthy, polluted, nasty water. People are swimming, floundering, and drowning in this ocean of garbage and chemical waste. As you're safe in your row boat, you've been continually trying to coax people, anyone, somebody, to get out of the filth and help them into your boat with you. Maybe a few people actually listen, and then swim off having decided you're just some fruit cake living in a fantasy world. Occasionally, someone even tries to rock your little boat to get you to fall out, back into the sludge with them. Once in a great while someone understands what you're talking about, and climbs into your boat with you. But most of the time it's lonely in your little boat, called SALVATION. You can tell people all day long that they are living in filth and that there is A Way Out, but unless and until they comprehend the filth they're in, it just sounds like you're dumping on their lifestyle. THIS IS THE ONLY LIFESTYLE THEY KNOW AND YOU'RE TELLING THEM IT'S A BAD ONE. The Truth just doesn't register with them. ONLY, when the Holy Spirit touches their Heart and HE shows them the difference, will they Gladly get into your boat with you. Don't try to pick and choose who YOU think may be interested in your story, JUST TELL EVERYBODY, and let the Lord sort them out. Everyone who does hear you and your Words of Truth WILL be held accountable to those Words in Judgment Day. They will have no excuse to offer on that day as they are sentenced to Hell FOR ALL OF ETERNITY. To not get into your boat of Salvation with you is to Deny Christ TO HIS FACE, and THAT, will cost them dearly. Who would have ever thought that Saul/Paul would ever come to Christ? And who would have ever thought Judas Iscariot would Deny Christ? Again, Salvation is TOTALLY A Work of the Holy Spirit, Trust Him to get it Right, and, Be Blessed.
 
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