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Highsmith Gospel Spots

Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Did you know that you too will say with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord? Either here in body or after you are dead? Will you be one of the miserable who is forced to confess Jesus after it is too late?...on your way to Hell, that eternal burning place of torture? Today is the day of salvation. Right now you can say, "Jesus, I believe in my heart that God raised You from the dead. Come into my heart and be my Lord!" These eternal truths are found in Philippians 2 and Romans 10 in the Holy Bible.

There is only One Way to Heaven
Quit worrying about doctrine and eternal questions you can not answer! The simple truth is that there is only one way you can get to Heaven and enjoy being a child of God while you are here on earth. Jesus said, "I am the door, the way, the truth and the life, and that no man can get to the Father except through me. Believe on Me and you shall have eternal life", if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord. Say it out loud, "Jesus be my Lord. I believe that God raised you from the dead, and I am sorry for my sins. Please cleanse me and set me free." Now, thank the Lord for saving you! You can do this RIGHT NOW.

Don't Wait Until You Are Good Enough
Has anyone told you the Good News lately? Have you heard any Good News lately? Well, I have Good News for you: Your behavior, your failures and down-falls will NOT keep you out of Heaven, as is so often preached. Believing that God raised Jesus from the dead and confessing Him with your mouth are the two things God requires to save you. You can't clean up your own mess anyway! Let Jesus cleanse your life and make you a success after you confess Him as your Lord. Jesus can actually make you a trophy if you cooperate with Him. Now that's Good News! The word Gospel means 'Good News'. My neighbor's father lay dying in an Atlanta hospital. As his preacher/cousin prayed, the Lord Jesus appeared to him and asked, "Ralph, Ralph, whatever am I to do with you?" On the other side of the Savior, amid screams of terror and smoke filled torment, Ralph could see charred bodies trying to climb out of the Lake of Fire in Hell. Ralph begged Jesus for another chance and spent his last days healed of cancer telling everyone how Jesus would save them too if they would confess Jesus as their Lord. Don't you want to escape the tormenting fires of Hell? You alone are in control of your eternal destination. My friend, whatever is Jesus to do with you?

Are You Going to Heaven?
You going' to Heaven? Well, are you going to Heaven? I knew a fifth grader who asked his classmates one by one at lunch, "You going' to Heaven?" You know, God will tell you by His Holy Spirit that you are a Child of God! You can be assured of your salvation. You must believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and God will save you. He promises to take you to Heaven. What a relief to be sure of your eternal destination! These absolute truths are found in Romans Chapters 8 and 10 in the New Testament of the Holy Bible.

Is It Too Late For You?
The funeral began and I could have reached from my piano stool and touched the hair of the young druggie in the casket. All his miserable, grieving friends were slumped in the front row, lost in sorrow and fear of death, wondering if they would be next. I began to slowly sing Rev. 21:3-4: "God shall wipe away all tears from your eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain. For the former things are passed away, behold I make all things new..." I prayed the young men would receive Jesus. It was too late for the one in the casket.

Is Jesus Lord of Your Life?
In a drunken stupor, the young man fell on his mother's grave beating it with his fists and sobbing, "Mother, help me, help me!" The saddest part of this true story is that the young man had sincerely asked Jesus to come into his heart, and had had many precious experiences with the Lord. Yet, he never allowed Jesus to rule his life; he never allowed the ones the Lord set in his life to help him grow and mature into a happy Christian. He died violently before he was 30 years old, never fulfilling the call of God that he knew was on his life. He would have wanted me to tell you this to help you open your eyes. To help you see where you are wasting it, and to receive Jesus. Then, just as importantly, let your Lord make your Christian life a trophy for Jesus.

Choices
The little girl could see her divorced parents hugging each other and sobbing over her lifeless body. Jesus kindly led her to closed doors from which she was allowed to choose her destiny. The first door shot through with brilliant hot flames. She quickly rejected it, since the fire that had burned most of her body had taken her life. The second yielded a terrifying devil screaming, "You have to come with me!" Jesus lovingly asked her where she wanted to go. She choose to be reunited with her parents and told me this story when she was 16 years old. What about you? The devil is demanding that you too must come with him. Will Jesus claim you as His own when your time on earth is over?

Where Is The Hope?
The mother and father watched as the lifeless body of their son was lifted into the ambulance. The boy, struck down by a drunken driver, would have been a teenager in three months. God in his mercy allowed the mother to witness this young boy's entrance into Heaven. She saw two magnificently beautiful angels escorting him upward. The grace, strength, and peace of God that was upon the parents brought about the immediate salvation of an uncle. Where are you with the Lord? Are you assured of your eternal destination like young Rick was, or will your family have to suffer the horrible sorrow of your eternal damnation in Hell? My friend won't you receive Jesus as your Lord and master right now? This could be your final opportunity!

Shield of Protection
As the young Navy man waved goodbye from his train window, he wondered if he would ever see his precious wife and babies again. While the train slowly pulled away from the platform where his little family stood, he prayed that God would protect them all while they were apart, and safely reunite them. He spent many lonely hours praying while on lookout duty serving on a destroyer escort in the South Pacific during World War II. Late one afternoon at dusk, the Lord miraculously appeared in front of his ship, with His arms out-stretched, seemingly floating on the water as if to guide and protect them from all harm. What a comfort and assurance of protection the Lord gave to this young husband! Not even the kamikaze plane nor the bomb it carried was able to hurt them or the ship. And the mockers joined their church services aboard after that! Have you been one of the mockers? Will it take an unexploded bomb to shock you into the kingdom of God? My friend, Jesus is still available to love and protect you. Won't you ask Him to be your Lord right now?

Mercy
The young girl's parents had died, and as she lay helpless from a debilitating illness the Lord Jesus appeared at the foot of her hospital bed and lovingly assured her of His love for her. He promised to heal her and help her realize her life's dream of becoming a nurse. Some twenty years later, she rose at the end of a church service and for the first time shared Jesus' miraculous act of mercy toward her to a hushed and astonished congregation. My friend, are you desperate for mercy? Jesus will help you if you ask Him. For He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Jesus' Healing Power
His big brown eyes filled with tears when I told him that he didn't have to accept the death sentence Satan had put on his life....Plaintively he asked why no one had told him this before. Emory and Duke had sent him home to die of an inoperable brain tumor after he fainted in the church balcony months before. I handed him every book and tape on Jesus' healing power I had, and he hung on to the words like a bulldog; he received prayer for healing and got his miracle. The day he moved from Baxley, he showed up with all the books and tapes saying, "How can I ever thank you?" I said, "Just live and not die", which he did for many years visiting the hopeless in hospitals telling them that they didn't have to accept the death sentence that Satan had put on their lives. Neither do you, my friend.

Laying On of Hands
The baby girl was born hydro-cephalic. She was a water-head. The devastated mother took her to an Atlanta judge who believed in the healing power of the Lord Jesus Christ. Judge Bradford laid his hands on the afflicted child and asked Jesus for a restoring miracle. Today, more than 30 years later, she is still normal! She was, and is, completely healed. No one could deny the miracle, and as a result, many relatives asked Jesus to be their Savior and Lord. These things are not done in a corner my friend. The healed child grew up right under our noses here in South Georgia. Aren't you glad Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever? Do you need a miracle? Have you received your salvation Jesus bought for you at the cross?