Jesus Gave Me A Second Chance
Jesus gave me a second chance to miss hell and get it right and be saved. I gave myself to the Lord at an early age, but I didn't want to follow him later, and I fell away to sin. I just followed my own paths.
Then, in 2004, I started going to church. Here I noticed a few others who were serious about Jesus and this spoke to me. One day I was touched by the Lord, and broke down in tears knowing the Lord was the forgiver of sins, and that I had to repent and be forgiven. I felt the peace of the Lord that day, and later I was also baptised in water. A peace and joy came on me when I was baptised, which was the Holy Spirit, but I did not continue to walk the way of truth as a disciple of Jesus.
You see, I had heard of believing and baptism, but I had not heard the way of actually seeking Jesus, and living for him fully apart from my way of life. So I was still in sin, and sins got me down into many grief and troubles. I had a lot of trouble with depression daily, and needed help from God.
Then in 2008 Jesus woke me up. I had been in difficulty and I had nowhere to go, so I cried out to the Lord Jesus to please help. I cried out to the Lord, "Help me," and the Lord gave me peace. But I continued living my own way and then a few months after I had cried out for help, the Lord brought me across the testimony of another brother in Christ who used to be in the occult and who had seen the reality of the demon world. He was also shown how true Christians are, how they are a light in this world, and how they have the joy of Christ around them, and how they walk in the light. I knew that I wasn't walking in the light. I knew that I was not one of these true followers of Jesus.
At the same time, I also came across the testimony and warning of another brother who had come out of the world, and had turned to Jesus fully. This brother warned that the Lord had told him to prepare for the bridegroom's return, for his waiting people. This brother was shown by the Lord that time was short and judgement was coming and Jesus Christ was coming back soon. He was shown the reality of hell, when he died of a heart attack, and Jesus saved him to come back from death and live for the Lord and warn others.
I knew I was not ready. I realised that the Lord wanted me to seek him again and to live for him. I realised that the Lord was giving me a second chance.
I Knew I Needed The Lord
I knew I was on my way to hell. I realised that I needed to be saved because I wasn't right with the Lord and not ready for him, and I realised that this was going to be the only chance I was going to get. It was either now, or never. I knew that I had to seek the Lord Jesus and I knew that I had to find him. I knew I had to seek until I found. I knew I had to make the most of this second chance. So I got on my knees and I started to seek the Lord. I decided to repent, because I knew that I was on my way to hell, and I knew that this would be the only chance I would get. I knew that time was short. So I got on my knees and I started to pray to the Lord. I repented of my sin. Then a light came into my life and that very night when I was praying, the Lord started to speak to me and he started to show me things and he started to open my heart to his reality.
Jesus Hears And Speaks
I began to hear the voice of the Lord in my spirit, and I began to realise the truth for what it really was. I realised that I needed Jesus. I needed him to forgive my sins because I was living a life of rebellion and I was not following the right path. I realised that I needed to be forgiven because I was on my way to hell. I knew that it was either now or never. I knew that I must get myself right with Jesus before it was too late so I sought and I found the Lord and he started to lead and guide me. He put peace into my life and he took away the sins that I was bound to, and he set me free from sin.
In my old life, I was doing sins that I knew I shouldn't do, but I did them anyway, because the sin that was within me was living within me and I was a slave to it.
Jesus Set Me Free From Sin
So even though I knew I should be doing right and I knew what was right, I wasn't free to carry out my good intentions because I was bound to sin within me that lived within me. And so Jesus set me free from that. It was a miracle. It was the power of my testimony that Jesus gave me a second chance and he set me free from sin. So I am using my second chance to enter the kingdom and walk the narrow way to the kingdom of God following Jesus. What are you doing with your second chance? Are you squandering it?