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While there is rejoicing, there is mourning

Posted by thelamp on December 31, 2006

Word Press members, Internet users, Americans, and citizens of the world,

Today marks a very memorable moment in history.  As a chapter is closing on 2006, moments in history are being made.  Recently, we had the passing of several men.  Forgive me if I happen to not name them all. 

We had our 38th President of the United States of America, Gerald R. Ford, pass from this life to eternal life.  Today began the services for this great gentleman who brought healing to this nation.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Earlier today, we had the execution of another man, Saddam Hussein.  Although hated by many, despised by many others, I only had love towards him (especially in these final days) and have for his family.  I ask that in this time of “rejoicing” and healing for Iraq, that Christians from around the world pray and some may even share the Light and Love of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  I only hope that Saddam had the privelege I had to ask God to forgive him and accept Jesus Christ into his life.

During this past week and slightly longer, we had the musician James Brown.  We had a couple of other gentlemen as well.  Again, our thoughts and prayers to those family members and again hopefully Christians will share the Light and Love of Jesus Christ.  While I am typing this on Saturday, today perhaps 140,000 people also stepped into eternity.

Word Press members, users of the Internet, Americans, and citizens of this world, I ask that we all realize that our physical life is not eternal.  A man once said that there are only two constants in this universe: death and taxes.  I cannot speak about taxes, but I will speak about death.  The Bible says in Hebrews 9:27 that it is appointed unto man once to die, and after this the judgement.  Whether we believe in this or not, it doesn’t matter.  We will all die and we will all face God. 

It is at this point that millions, perhaps even billions, are in err to their destination.  God will not bring out a scale and weigh the good versus the bad.  He will not see whether enough good deeds and intentions earned your way into Heaven.  No dollar amount can buy your way into Heaven.  I was speaking to a man this afternoon that the ONLY way to Heaven is to become born again.  Born again, forgiven of our sins only comes through Jesus Christ.  Jesus said, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man shall come unto the Father except through Me.  My Muslim friends, you consider Jesus as a Prophet.  Yet a Prophet is one who does not tell a lie.  If Jesus was a Prophet, then He spoke truth when He made that statement that is recorded in John’s Gospel account in chapter 14 verse 6.  There is one way to Heaven.  The requirement is to become born again.  How do I do that?  1 John 1:8-10 says this, “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves (meaning we lie to ourselves) and the truth (Jesus) is not in us.  But if we confess our sins (to Christ), He is faithful and just to forigve us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  If we say we have not sinned, we make God a liar and His word is not in us.”  There is only one mediator between God and man.  It is not the Pope, it is not a priest, it is not a tree, it is Jesus Christ.  I ask that each one of us consider our lives for a moment and consider exchanging it for the life Jesus Christ has to offer. 

Despite what false preachers say, Jesus does promise trials and tribulations…but He also promised peace, joy, love, and strength.  Why continue to settle for something that “tastes great but less filling” when you can have the One who can give you a forgiven life and life everlasting in Heaven.

I do not write this to praise myself or think myself better, but as one commanded by God to sound the trumpet as mentioned in the book of Ezekiel.

God bless America and God bless you all.  Good evening and good night.

Robert Williams
The Lamp

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I will be silent no more! – Quote 3

Posted by thelamp on December 30, 2006

“When the Eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.” — Winston Churchill

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I will be silent no more! – Quote 2

Posted by thelamp on December 30, 2006

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

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I will be silent no more!

Posted by thelamp on December 29, 2006

“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation.” — Elie Wiesel

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It has been a while…

Posted by thelamp on December 28, 2006

It has been a while since I have posted something from myself.  Sadly time continues to esacpe where I have time to sit, think, and reflect in words.  Often my reflection time has been on the drive to and from work or perhaps brief intervals in my day. 

Perhaps I am an example of a “normal” person who lives their life as a Christian.  I get up, pray when I can (I ought to do it more), work all day doing a myriad of things, and come home…sometimes wishing I had another shot to begin the day again except different.  Perhaps more prayerful…Perhaps more studious at work…Perhaps more productive?  Whatever, I seem to be at times chasing a rabbit.  Running like crazy to catch something to question whether it was worth while running that hard for.

I was asked what would I like to be doing when I do (at the point of death or round about that time).  My response was not in guilt, shame, or with regrets that I didn’t accomplish what I wanted.  My dying wish–for lack of better words–would be to be right in the middle of telling someone about Jesus.  I don’t care how I die, as long as that is the last thing I did. 

Which gives me pause to think back to a conversation I had a while back with another Christian.  Often Christians cannot wait for Christ’s return.  Although I do not wish to deny myself the opportunity to go to heaven, but I would like to see Christ’s return pushed or held off as long as possible.  Why?  Think about it, 300 million in the US…over 6 billion in the world.  The majority of them will fill hell with even room to spare…and yet here I am typing away at a keyboard.

I encourage anyone and everyone who is born again, tell somebody about Jesus.  If you’re not saved, there is no better time than now to give your heart to Jesus.  Repent of your sins, ask Jesus into your life.  “It’s appointed unto man once to die, and after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).

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