Another story that proves that God’s Word is indeed alive, and that whatever God sends it out to do it will do, is the following……
In the small country settlement, there lived a man who made no bones about the fact that he didn't believe in God and nothing would ever make him change his mind from his beliefs. One day, his cousin managed to persuade him to attend an evangelistic meeting in the nearby town.
“I’m only going the once”, he said, “And I’ll guarantee I’ll find all the holes in his talk! I don’t believe all that rubbish!”
While the talk was going on, it began to rain quite heavily outside, and didn’t let up even when it was time to go home. When the speaker was bidding the people goodnight, he said to the atheist, “I’ll take you home in my car to save you getting wet”. The man was quite pleased as he had thought up some more ammunition to give the speaker, and besides he didn’t want to get wet on his walk home.
He brought up his first argument as soon as he got into the car….”What do you think about that, Preacher?” he asked.
“I don’t know anything about all that”, the Speaker replied, “All I know is that the blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Son, cleanses from all sin”.
The man thought that didn’t answer his objection at all, so he brought up the next one, finishing with, “What about that one Preacher?”
“I haven’t heard that one before”, the Preacher answered, “All I know is that the blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Son cleanses from all sin”.
By this time the atheist was warming up to his subject, and fired his next objection at the Preacher, only to get the same answer.
After the next couple of objections, they had reached the atheist’s door.
“Good night”, was the Preacher’s parting shot, “and don’t forget that Jesus Christ, God’s Son cleanses from all sin!”
A couple of days went by with the Preacher going about his daily tasks. Then one night at one a.m. there was a knock on his front door. He went down to answer it, and found the atheist standing there looking haggard and upset.
“Whatever’s the matter?” the Preacher asked.
“I want to know more”, the atheist replied, “I haven’t slept a wink ever since you took me home after that meeting….all I can hear in my head is ‘the blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Son cleanses me from all sin’. What does it mean? And how can I get it out of my mind?”
The Preacher took him inside and gladly explained how he could know that the blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Son would indeed cleanse him from all sin. All he had to do was to accept this message as from God to him, and agree that he was sinner who needed to be saved. He pointed out the other verse that says, ‘if we confess our sin, He (God) is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (wrong living)’ The atheist did this and his name was changed immediately from “Atheist” to “Believer”, and he went home to sleep the best sleep he had had for years!
This man's cousin who had taken him to the first meeting, was so pleased to hear the news. He knew that we cannot run away from God’s voice….His Word will follow us until we make a conscious decision to either accept what He says or refuse it outright.
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