Congratulations are in the highest order if you have just ac-
cepted the Lord! Not only do you escape the coming wrath,
but the wrath you would have received if you would have died
before receiving Christ as Lord. That is, you have now escaped
the penalty for your past sins, which would have meant going
to hell when you die. That in itself is enough reason to rejoice!
But there is more good news. You now have power over your
present sins—doing your will when it is contrary to God’s. As
you exercise this new prerogative, you will enjoy the abundant
life of Christ, instead of the wanton, empty life of this world.
You will soon be removed completely from the presence of sin,
either by rapture or death, then to begin eternal life with our
Creator and Consummator— Jesus Christ.
You’ll more clearly see that you have escaped, as you sin
less and less each day and begin to receive and experience the
abundant life here on earth—a life that has brand new meaning
and purpose. The things of this world that you once desired so
much will begin to be replaced by the desires of your new Fa-
ther in heaven. Ask Him now to lead and guide you from now
until the end of your days—or until the end of the age, which-
ever comes first.
People everywhere should be reminded of the closing
words of Jesus, the Alpha and the Omega:
“Yes, I am coming
(Rev. 22:20). For you, whose wisdom has exceeded your
pride, and who have humbled yourself unto salvation, may you
not fear but rejoice over