Paul Washer: Be a Man

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Better to Give

Once I was done at the truck stop tonight I started thinking.
Acts 20:35 says that giving is better than receiving. I never actually thought about it as giving something for which Christ died. Give the life message of the Gospel to as many people as you can muster up. Giving money is nice but giving eternal life messages is even better.
This evening was one that my brain had no desire to go out to the truck stop. I didn't even want to talk to anyone. The house was warm and it wasn't outside. Ron! you have to go.
Christ went, Paul went, Peter went, James, John, Matthew and on and on and on. So I went.
So again after dragging my butt out the door into the truck and out to the truck stop, I came back with gladness in my heart. Christ gave His life and all I did was go to the truck stop. Wow, I think thats a good trade.
The very first truck I approached I was able to converse with them. A husband and wife team who listened intently to everything I had to say. An ex preacher who was tired of "the game". Then Justin, a 38 year old employee at the stop who was into preterism. By the time our conversation ended preterism was not even blip on his radar.
I only put tracts on about 100 trucks. There was no way I had the stamina to hit all 300+ tractor trailers. It's sad to think that there were many more truckers who would talk to me but never will. The Lord has His ways through the obedience of His chosen people who get tired. Christ had to sleep and eat so I have to think in those terms. Not everyone heard the message of Christ, so not every trucker heard the Gospel tonight.
Praise God for kicking me in the butt through His word. He died for many so I would practice obedience. Go hard or go home says the song. Well I went hard then I went home.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Truck Stop Night and Way of the Master

Reminder to truckers of the risk of death. Your never too far from eternity without Christ. Never assume you know what tomorrow will bring. God has set the number of days for you to live and then the judgement. It is appointed to us once to die then the judgement. Let me be clear, don't think that God has forgotten you, he knows who you are and will not let the guilty go unpunished. But to those that call on His name will be saved.
Christ called on a few truckers this evening and they understood the Gospel message of Hope and the Gospel message of destruction.
I talked to Frank who had his own message for me: I don't think I'm going to heaven or hell, Im going to be here on earth and do just fine because I like women! His next statement was just as foolish: If there are women in heaven then why did the nephilim need to come and cohabit with the women on earth? What would you answer Frank? What would satisfy a person with a question like that. With some experience from the streets and an little Bible wisdom and Way of the Master you would know what to say. My first words out of my mouth were "do you think you're a good person?" As soon as I started into the Law he was as dumb. Please fellow street evangelist, don't follow rabbit trails. Get to the message as soon as you can, not even you know where the wind may blow or what tomorrow will bring. Chit chat may be your demise. the longer chit chat continues the more time for a phone to ring or a change of mind could occur in the chit chat. GET TO IT!
This part is for Timothy Shead from Holly Springs Mississippi. You know the Gospel now but you thought you knew it before our conversation. Listen up, God sends those to hell who transgress His Law. Christ brings those to Himself who live righteously. We can't live righteously unless we are IN Christ. We can't live IN Christ unless He allows our eyes to see our ears to hear and He turns our heart of stone into a heart of flesh. You will hate sin and run from it. You will love Christ and bow at His feet and call Him Lord. You will hate what He hates and love what He loves. These things are found only in the His word, the Bible, the scriptures. Read first John to find out the birth marks of a Christian then beg Him for mercy to save your soul.
By the way Christian brother, I didn't even make it through one row of trucks tonight. There are over 300 trucks out there. This labor field is vast and ripe for the harvest.

Rev 14:15
And another angel came out of the temple, crying out with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, "Put in your sickle and reap, for the hour to reap has come, because the harvest of the earth is ripe."

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