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Sermon — Now!

Posted: Friday, Jan 11th, 2013

“Whatsoever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning, nor knowledge, nor wisdom.” Ecclesiastes 9:10

The Czar of all the Russians, Peter the Great, was an interesting character. One of the things he is most remembered for is pulling Russia out of the Middle Ages and bringing it into the Western-type civilization. He built the city of St. Petersburg, which became Leningrad.

He was busy doing so many things that he failed to do one important thing — he died without making a will. At the very last moment, frantically calling for a slate, he wrote, “Give it all to —“ He never finished the last word. No one knew what he might have written.

Job, the man from Uz, (thought to be east of Palestine) said, “In a moment shall they die, and the people shall be troubled at midnight, and pass away; and the mighty shall be taken away with and.” Job 34:20

The Czar waited too long. He could only write, “Give all to —“ and his life was over.

NOW is an important word to human beings. What is worth doing we should do now. It’s important to make out a will or trust agreement, but it is even more important to make sure of our eternal destiny.

Today is the day to do that. Now is the time for us to respond to God’s Spirit — whatever He may be saying to us. What God says we must believe, we must accept it through faith.

Paul wrote something to the Corinthians, which is relevant for us living in the closing time of earthly history. “For He (God) saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured (aided) thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold now is the day of salvation.” II Corinthians 6:2

If we hear God speaking,

We must answer — NOW!

Former San Luis Valley pastor

Pastor Don Sales, retired

Seventh-day Adventist Church

Excerpted from his new daily devotional

“Windows to Faith,” January 12

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