An urgent plea to evangelize before it’s too late. (I found this testimony on the internet.)
“My dad died of a massive heart attack yesterday. I have talked to him a few times about Jesus and prayed for him since I was a young child. A few months ago I showed him some videos about near death experiences involving heaven and hell. I gently said dad you need to be saved – you know ask Jesus into your heart, please … I don’t want you to go there. I don’t know if he listened or not but my heart is so broken and I feel deeply sad that I havn’t been more consistant with praying and trying to bring him to Jesus. I am paying a huge price for thinking my dad would be around a lot longer than 54 years. I only hope to tell others never to delay, if given the opportunity to tell anyone about Jesus, because we never know if it be our last.—Jenny on 7/23/10”
Acts 24:25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.
Matthew Henry Commentary:
Many are startled by the word of God, who are not changed by it.
Many fear the consequences of sin, yet continue in the love and practice of sin.
In the affairs of our souls, delays are dangerous.
Felix put off this matter to a more convenient season, but we do not find that the more convenient season ever came.
Behold now is the accepted time; hear the voice of the Lord today.
He was in haste to turn from hearing the truth. Was any business more urgent than for him to reform his conduct, or more important than the salvation of his soul! Sinners often start up like a man roused from his sleep by a loud noise, but soon sink again into their usual drowsiness.
Be not deceived by occasional appearances of religion in ourselves or in others. Above all, let us not trifle with the word of God. Do we expect that as we advance in life our hearts will grow softer, or that the influence of the world will decline? Are we not at this moment in danger of being lost for ever? Now is the day of salvation; tomorrow may be too late.