This Month's Promise

“..Indeed I have spoken it; I will also bring it to pass.I have purposed it; I will also do it.”

- (Isaiah 46:11)

Read: Acts 16: 23-34


"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven .... by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

In the book “Life of John Wesley”, there is an illustration which says how the Lord can save a sinner whom He has chosen, even in the most strange way. “There was a Methodists meeting in a barn, and certain villagers were against it. Since they were afraid to break through the door, they placed one person inside the barn instructing him to open the door when the service was going on and let them in so that they would disturb the congregation. The person went in before the service began and hid himself in a sack in the corner of the barn. When the Methodists began to sing, he liked the tune so well that he would not get out of the sack till he heard it through. Then followed a prayer and during that time, God worked on the man in the sack and he began to cry for mercy. The congregation were puzzled and looked around. They were astonished to find a sinner in the sack seeking his Savior. Ultimately, the door was not opened to the angry mob waiting outside, for he who intended to do so was converted!” There is another incident quoted by C.H. Spurgeon. “A young man had been for sometime under a sense of sin, longing to find mercy, but he could not receive it. He was a telegraph clerk, and being in the office one morning, he had to receive and transmit a telegram. A gentleman out for a holiday was telegraphing a message in answer to a letter from a friend who was in trouble. The message was, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” It was meant for another, but the telegraph clerk who transmitted it received eternal life, as the words came flashing into his soul.” Halleluiah!

Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. (I Timothy 1:15) Without accepting Him, multitudes of people perish every day. Our neighbours, colleagues and even our family members are among them. Dear friends, it is our responsibility to pray for them that they should somehow accept Lord Jesus in their lives. The Lord will certainly hear our prayers and save them - even in the most strange situation

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I pray for all the people who have not still accepted Jesus as their Savior. I submit them into your loving hands. Lead them to the Truth. Open their eyes and hearts. Let them experience the joy of salvation. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.