Evangelist Wm. Beirnes
Notice first several outstanding facts:
1. Life at its best is very brief.
Let God awaken you to the fact that as a
sinner you are not just going to be lost; but you ARE LOST NOW.
2. There is a HEAVEN we should seek to gain and a HELL we should shun.
3. You will soon be in Eternity.
4. You will either spend your eternity in Heaven in a state of
glory, or in Hell where they weep and wail, gnash their teeth, and gnaw
their tongues for pain.
If you are awakened to this fact be
encouraged for Jesus says:
Matt. 18:11. The Son of Man is come
to SAVE that which was lost.
HIS NAME BESPEAKS THIS FACT
Matt. 1:21. And she shall bring
a son and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall SAVE his people
FROM THEIR SINS.
TO GET SAVED YOU MUST REPENT
Matt. 3:2. REPENT YE: for the
of heaven is at hand.
Luke 13:3. Except ye REPENT, ye shall
all likewise perish.
Acts 17;30. And the times of this
God winked at: but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent.
TRUE REPENTANCE IS MANIFEST BY ITS FRUITS
Matt. 3:8. Bring forth therefore
1st FRUIT: A GODLY SORROW FOR SIN
2 Cor. 7 :10. For Godly sorrow
Ps 38:18. For I will declare mine iniquity;
I will be sorry for my sin
2nd FRUIT: A BROKEN AND CONTRITE SPIRIT
Ps. 34:18. The Lord is nigh unto them
are of a broken h; art; arid saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
Ps. 51: l7. The sacrifices of God are a broken
spirit; a broken and contrite heart O God, thou wilt not despise.
Isa. 57:15. For- thus saith the high and lofty
One that inhabiteth eternity whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high
holy place, with him also that is of a CONTRITE and HUMBLE spirit.
3rd FRUIT: CONFESSION
In this spirit of contrition confess
l Jon. 1:9. If we confess our sins, he is
faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all
Matt. 3:6. And they were baptized of him in
Jordan confessing their sins
4th FRUIT: FORSAKING ALL SIN
Repentance and confession in
not enough but all sin must be FORSAKEN.
Isa. 55:7. Let the wicked FORSAKE his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return unto the lord,
and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God for he will abundantly
Prov. 28:13 He that covereth his sins shall
not prosper; but whoso CONFESSETH and FORSAKETH them SHALL have mercy.
Lk 14:33. Whosoever he be of you that
not all that he hath he cannot be my disciple.
Mk. 8:34. Whosoever will come after me, let
him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me.
5th FRUIT: A FORGIVING SPIRIT
We must forgive others who do us
wrong or God
cannot forgive us.
Matt. 6:12, 14-15. And forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors. For IF YE FORGIVE men their trespasses, your
heavenly Father WILL also FORGIVE YOU: But IF YE FORGIVE NOT men their
trespasses, NEITHER will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Mk. 11:25. And when ye stand praying, forgive,
if ye have ought against any; that your Father also which is in heaven
may forgive your trespasses.
Matt. 18:21-35. So likewise shall my heavenly
Father do also unto you, IF YE FROM YOUR HEARTS forgive not every one
brother their trespasses.
6th FRUIT: RESTITUTION
All stolen or ill gotten goods,
values in money are to be restored if at all possible.
Lk. 19:8. If I have taken anything from any
man by false accusation I restore him fourfold.
7th FRUIT: FAITH
Now while you are pouring out your
God in prayer, take the final step and you will find that your burden
sin and guilt will roll away and your heart will be filled with peace
Mk. 11:24. What things soever ye desire,
WHEN YE PRAY, BELIEVE that ye receive them and ye SHALL have them.
Acts 16:31. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ,
and thou shalt be saved.
Heb. 11:6. He that cometh to God must BELIEVE
that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that DILIGENTLY seek him.
I John 5:4. This is the victory that
the world, even our faith.
It will not be hard to exercise faith
meet all the other conditions.
We are living in a troubled world troubled
because of sin. Conditions will continue to get worse as we near the
of the age, and the coming of Jesus; and blessed will those be who
turn to Christ, even if they sacrifice their lives to do so. "If we
with him we shall also reign with him." The tribulation judgments will
soon be poured out on this wicked earth. It is salvation or damnation
all the world in a very short time, for we may enter the tribulation
day now; therefore follow this scriptural instruction and get saved
delay, while the door of God's mercy is open.