Paul Washer: Be a Man

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Oranges for My Lunch

I was thinking that there is really nothing in all the earth that you can give without God giving it to you first. What? Try giving a watch to someone. Now let's break it down. A good watch is made of metal, crystal, and precious jewels right? Now the metal came from the ground that God made, the crystal from the (sandy) ground that God made, the jewels came from the ground that God made.

Now you paid for the watch with the money you earned or stole and you give the watch away. The money you earned was earned with the eyes God gave you, the hands God gave you, the brain God gave you, the feet, ears, bones, muscles, cells, blood, and on and on and on. We could start at the beginning to say that it was God that gave you life, to earn the watch that God provided years before you were born in the form of minerals, stones, metals and such.

So if you were to give to someone, anything at all, you would have to say it was from God first then from the person who worked for it. If you refuse this line of thinking then try this: start by making yourself. What do you need first, do you need muscles before you bones or your bones to hold up your muscle. You need blood for life but it needs to be oxegenated, so how do you pump oxegen into the blood and what is suppose to hold the blood in the areas the muscle and bones need to make use of it. Did you forget your head? Don't lose your head because you need a head. The blood can't leak out or you will die. But hey! From what did you make the life giving blood? What materials were used for blood! So even now you would be an earth glob of nothing.

All this to say is that I talked to Omar and Aquilarobles at the truck stop. Omar claimed to be a 7th Day Adventist.
I asked Omar a simple question (no not yet), I asked him what he knew about the Gospel. I said to Omar, it's the most important message to know for eternal life right Omar? He agreed. So I asked him again what he knew about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Omar basically would have gotten an F on his "last day on earth exam". So from there you must assume Omar to be lost, a sinner without Christ as his savior, and as of now, not chosen by God for eternal life in Himself.

Now knowing that Omar had some kind of teaching (enough to keep him deceived about his eternal state) I asked him to listen to what I would say to others. It goes like this: Are you a good person?, have you ever lied?, have you ever stolen?, have you ever blasphemed God's name?, have you ever looked on a woman with lust?. So it was yes to all of them, even murder! Omar would you go to heaven or hell if God judges you based on those commandments. Hell of course right? You see Omar you transgressed an eternal law made by an eternal being so your judgement will be eternal. If you don't believe me look at Revelation 21.8. Thats a good start.

Omar is getting it, he has understanding without great command of English.
I told Omar about the Cross Christ shed His blood, and the legal transaction that takes place when Christ opens your mind to His word to cause repentance and trust in Him alone for salvation. His own Father punished Him more than any man could, He was crushed as to powder. Christ bore the sins of those that would come to Him and became sin on their behalf therefore taking on the sins as a sinner without any sin in Him. He became sin but was not a sinner at anytime. At the very moment He took on sin He gave to us (the repentant) His righteousnes. We are not righteous, He is, and it is His righteousness that His Father sees on us that makes us His child, His redeemed. Although Christ never sinned His Father looked on Him as though He did! The eternal Father had to punish the perfect Lamb of Himself to accept wretched vile undeserving filthy worms like us and in Christ God now looks on us without our perishing. God cannot tolerate sin. In Christ we are now worthy to go to the Father.
2Cr 5:21
He made Him who knew no sin {to be} sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Omar understood and thanked me. All I did was to deliver the message of eternal life, the Holy Spirit must do the Hard work to regenerate a dead man.
So what about the oranges Ron?

Omar was so thankful that he gave me a bag of oranges. Oranges that came from a seed that God made, that was planted by hands that God made, that grew to a tree with the help of water and minerals that God made then picked by hands that God made, bought by a trucker who heard the Gospel. Christ is the Gospel because the Gospel is the good news and there is only one really true good in anything that exists and that is Christ, the good news.

So there you have it, oranges for my lunch. GOOD oranges God Made for me.
Well, maybe the last ones aren't so good, I think they are bitter that God made them.

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