Monday, 27 April 2015

No other Name under Heaven has authority to save

My friend and myself were in a town where we meet up every week.  A street ranger that we know came over to talk to us, he was with his boss.  As we were chatting, his boss noticed that a young lady had dropped some litter, and went over to see her.  The other man said that he would probably fine her because that was what they did.  I looked at the young lady and felt quite sorry for her, she did not look as if she would have a lot of money, and I think it may have been a cigarette that she had dropped.  ' I would not be able to do your job' I said to him.  I can understand that litter must not be dropped and I would not drop litter myself, but I also understand that our human nature causes us to be weak in areas of discipline and correction.
 
It brought me to think about what Jesus has done for us and how much greater God's love is for us than mine was for that young lady.  God allowed Jesus' sacrifice not only to pay the price for us to be forgiven of our sins but God enables us through that sacrifice of His Son to be reconciled back to Him, taught His ways by having our minds renewed through the Holy Spirit, and have eternal life. 

 
With all the turmoil that is going on around the world and now this horrendous earthquake, I feel more than ever that the end times when Jesus returns is close, and  to spread the gospel to those who do not know our Lord as their Saviour.
A poem and a song that I wrote years ago came into my mind recently, and when the incident happened in the street regarding the street rangers, I decided to write this post. 

The poem was written of my sadness for those who do not know the Lord as their Saviour, and the song was a conviction of the need to do what I believe the Lord was calling me to do, and I feel even more passionate about it now as I believe we are very close to the Lord coming back for His church. ( 1Thessalonians ch. 4 vs. 13 - 18.)
 
HOW CAN I KEEP SILENT

How can I keep silent when all around there's fear
how can I not tell the world that Jesus Christ is near
how can I not speak the words that will lift them from the night
from the darkness of their sorrows.... into everlasting light
How can I keep silent when all around there's shame
how can I not point the way to the One who wears God's name
to the One who has the power to remove our robes of sin
as He speaks new words of life that resurrect the soul within
How can I keep silent when all around there's pain
how can I not say 'Don't in this shaded world remain'
How can I not share the love that was freely given me
Lord...I can't walk past the prison doors

....when You've given me the key


A LABOURER LET ME BE

A child is dying in the street, it cries aloud for bread
do we give of what we have or watch it 'til it's dead
....or watch it 'til it's dead

A world was dying in it's sin, it did not ask for bread
God could have given punishment, He gave His Son instead
Yes, He gave His Son instead

The harvest now is ready, the fields are white I see
one thing I ask, my Father, a labourer let me be
....a labourer let me be





 

 
For what is salt without the savour
what is the church without the word
what use are we amongst the prisoners
if they say 'Lord, we never heard'
if they say 'Lord, we never heard'

The harvest now is ready, the fields are white I see
one thing I ask, my Father, a labourer let me be
....a labourer let me be

Teach us to be humble Lord, while bearing precious seed
to deal our bread from Heaven to those who are in need
....to those who are in need
















The harvest now is ready, the fields are white I see
one thing I ask, my Father, a labourer let me be
...a labourer let me be

I write the following words to anyone who reads this who does not know the Lord

No other name under Heaven

No other name under Heaven has authority to save
no other name but Jesus can lift you from the grave
Not another name under Heaven can bring peace in times of strife
there is no other name but Jesus that can give eternal life
So hear .... the Master calls you, the time is very short
turn away now from all wickedness - your freedom has been bought
God heard Jesus plea for us - up from the grave He rose
The door to life is open ....... but soon it's going to close

'For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.'
                                                                                               1 Corinthians ch.15 v.22