Friday, 7 October 2011
I know this might seem a strange video to post, after all the posts I have made recently, but as I said in this video, I know where I am going, and I just really hope that the people who persecuted me - and some of them moniter this blogsite - will finally realise what they have done, what they have been participating in, and ask the Lord Jesus Christ to forgive them for what they have done, and be saved from the wrath to come.
Jesus said, as he hung on the cross dying, in excrutiating pain, "FATHER, FORGIVE THEM, FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO", and that is the same prayer I am expressing by posting this video. When I became a Christian in 1984, I realised that Jesus Christ really did rise from the dead, and that he really is alive. It was a massive awakening for me, because although I knew some of the Bible stories and I knew what the Bible said about Jesus dying then being risen when they came to roll away the stone, it was already rolled away and they found the grave clothes, and he kept appearing and Thomas didnt believe he was alive until he appeared and let Thomas see the nail holes in his palms.
If God had not spoken to me himself I would not have believed that he is alive. He spoke to me when Yorkminster was burning, he knew I had been listening to Radio 4, when the Bishop ofg Durham said that Mary was not a virgin when she concieved Jesus. I heard him say that on national radio, and I thought it was a very strange thing for a bishop to say, because I had been told that Jesus's mother at the time of his conception was a virgin, all children in the UK were taught that, it's in the Bible, in the gospels and in the Old Testament prophesy as well. So when Yorkminster burnt down, Ias soon as I heard the news I just thought "GOD DID IT!". And that is how I began to start reading the Bible and talking to Jesus Christ. Some other Christians told me that I could actually talk to God, and so I tried talking to him and discovered they were telling the truth.
God hides his face from the wicked. He hates evil. Thats probably why some people can't hear his voice. You have to come to him with a pure heart. You have to be truly sorry for any evil you have done, and really want with all your heart and soul to put things right. I had to put a lot of wrong things that I had done right as well. I had to repent of some cruel behaviour to a Christian woman who had been a friend of our family, I had joined in mocking this woman as she attended Church, because it was a "cool" thing to mock Christians, and I so desperatly at that time wanted to blend in with "cool" people. That is the way the crowds behaved at Jesus'sw conviction and crucifiction, the baying mob, who had never been harmed in any way by Jesus Christ, but he had come to try to save them from going to eternal destruction at the end of their mortal days, and offer them everlasting life, because thats the reason Jesus came to be born on this earth. So I cant claim never to have done anything wrong, by jeering at that woman my neighbour all those years ago I was doing exactly the same thing as the people who booed and jeered Jesus Christ as he was led out to be executed. What I can say, with confidence, is that I know where I am going, because Jesus has told me that repentant sinners can be with him in heaven. And that is the good news of the Gospel.
So this might seem a strange video to post up, but I do not think it is so strange.