“He can’t be dead, we just saw him the other day”

vapor

The Lord brought us to Belize over three years ago.

He has given us the opportunity to witness to thousands of sinners.

Through one2one conversations, Gospel tracts, open-air-preaching, and online, the Lord has allowed us to effectively reach sinners a minimum of 4 million times** with the life-saving Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Some of those (the Lord placed in my path) died only days after I witnessed to them.

“And inasmuch as it is appointed for men 
to die once and after this comes judgment” –Hebrews 9:27

Almost monthly the news parades the faces of those I have witnessed to on the screen.

Here yesterday.

Dead today…


-A woman in PG was murdered by her boyfriend days after I sat in her office and shared the Gospel with her.


-A cab driver in PG was stabbed to death in his cab after I shared the Gospel with him.

-A cab driver in DGA was murdered in his cab days after I shared the Gospel with him.

-A man died in a motorcycle accident just after receiving a Gospel tract.


-I had given this man a Gospel tract. He was murdered the other day.

I don’t journal as I should so there are others who I have forgotten about.

Just a few days ago we heard the siren of the ambulance drive by our house.

Little did we know that it was on its way to a horrific scene. A car had flipped numerous times and two died.

I later found out that we knew both of the victims…

One we knew very well.

Pastor Gideon had married him and his wife, they attended our church for a season, and I had shared the Gospel with him many times. He and his brother were the ones who perished in that wreck.
Just a week ago I had the opportunity to share the Gospel with this man again. Three days in a row…

Then, days later he was dead.

When I told Sheila she said “He can’t be dead, we just saw him the other day”.

My thoughts were similar. How could he be dead? I just saw him.

Three days in a row!…

WOW.

Bewilderment to say the least.

In that moment the Lord impressed upon me the fragility of life. The divine appointments He has for us to share His great Gospel. Reaching the lost with the life-saving message. Life is but a vapor!

For some, the Gospel conversation may be the second in twenty that God uses to warn them. For others, it may be the very last time they ever hear the Gospel that can save them.

“I tell you, no, but unless you repent, 
you will all likewise perish” –Luke 13:3

“Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, 
truly, I say to you, unless one is born 
again he cannot see the kingdom of God” –John 3:3

Of course, I know these things.

I know the urgency to reach the lost, the Sovereignty of God to save, etc.

But at times I tend to forget.

What about you?

This was a reminder and rebuke to me.

How many times have I waited to share with a family member or friend thinking “there WILL BE another day”? I am way too guilty.

There are no other “days”.

“for He says, “AT THE ACCEPTABLE TIME I LISTENED 
TO YOU, AND ON THE DAY OF SALVATION I HELPED 
YOU.” Behold, now is “THE ACCEPTABLE TIME,” 
behold, now is “THE DAY OF SALVATION” -2 Corinthians 6:2

TODAY is the day of Salvation. I must redeem the time.

“making the most of your time, because the days are evil” –Ephesians 5:16

We must be vigilant in the battle for all the souls that He has cross our path. They may be the next victims in the news.

Is there someone you have been waiting to reach with the Gospel?

Let me assure you that you will only regret not sharing with them. Go reach them! Pray for them and ask God to save them.

I praise God that He allowed me to share the Gospel with the many who are no longer here. I have no clue whether they called upon His name before they left this earth. What I do know is that God is Sovereign and He saves who He wills to save …BUT, He uses the preached (and shared) Word of God to draw them to saving faith.

“So neither he who plants nor he who waters 
is anything, but only God, who makes things grow” -1 Corinthians 3:7

Lord, help me never be of the mindset that there will be “another day”.

Lord, set eternity upon the eyeballs of all you place in my path so that they might repent and believe the Gospel.

For His Glory ALONE,
Nate

**As of July 2017, Belizeans have been reached with the Gospel over 4 million times on Facebook alone. This does not include the 250,000+ tracts that have been distributed in the past three years, countless bibles and Gospel literature, hundreds of conversations and constant preaching of His Word in the public squares across Belize.

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