Pristine Grace

Talking to a Dead Man
by Kevin Thacker
Talking to a Dead Man

    I can attempt to lay the guilt of the law on a dead man — but he will not feel the burden and run to Christ, unless God gives him life.

    I can shoot the barbed arrows of the truth of the Gospel into a dead man’s chest — but he will not flinch nor shed a tear and cry out to God for mercy, unless God gives him life.

    I can try to comfort a dead man with the salvation accomplished by our Lord Jesus Christ — but he will not rejoice in the Savior’s victory, unless God gives him life.

    Lord, come to us that we may live and rest in you in abundance!

At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes; And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul; When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life; And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed; And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.  I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. (Matthew 11:25Acts 16:14; Acts 11:18Acts 13:48Matthew 16:17; John 17:9Scripture Selections by the Editor.)