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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Why not changing something - for a while?

I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus (Acts 20.21).

The word "repentance" is of your knowledge - for sure! You might have heard it a lot of times... Therefore, I will go straight to the point:

In fact all religions "live" out of repentance! Let me explain: they all need new converts, that is, people who repented from their "ordinary" lives and turned to something (or someone!) more spiritual... All religions (or sect - yes!) celebrate when someone comes into their sanctuaries. That is for sure!

However, there is only one religion that clearly say that God and angels have a party in heavens every time he (or she) turns from his (or her) life to God - that is christianism! No one else! Hum... is that any good? For sure! God and angels would not loose their precious times when something-someone worthless...

Every religion says to preach the truth! But where is the truth, asked Pilate to Jesus on John 18.38. After that, Pilate went out again to the Jews and said: "I find no basis for a charge against him". Sure! No basis at all! Jesus had said before: "I am the way, and the truth and the life". Unfortunately, Pilate had not such an understanding... Still today, 19th November 2006, not all people actually understand what Jesus said...

Truth! What truth? Christ - for sure! He said: "You are right when saying that I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me". Well, let me ask you - dear reader -: are you on the side of truth, or not? You say it! Do not say: "all religions lead to God", for this is NOT true - at all! This is "truly" and old but wrong saying.

We are very much "used" to our ordinary lives... and, most of the times, we avoid any change(s). Let us be honest: some people just "love" the way life goes on... regardless to where it will lead up - at the end... To change-turn takes time and lot of efforts. People usually are afraid of any change... But listen: even mother nature changes-turns, that is, we have spring, summer, fall and winter! Four times in a year nature changes-turns! Why dont you - at least once? Have you already tried some changing? And nothing "good" came out of it? Have you actually tried hard? Okay, in case nothing "good" happened, then I invite you to try again. This time, put your faith on Him (Jesus Christ). Things may happen now, my friend... It is worth trying.

Have you ever asked yourself:

1. Why "things" do not change for the better to you?
2. Why "things" just keep being the same all the time?
3. Why "things" or persons do not change towards ME?

Now let me ask you:

1. What have you done to change-turn positively until today?
2. What have you done to change-turn from an "ordinary" situation to an "extra-ordinary" situation?
3. What have you done to be happier?

I could obviously ask many questions... but: that is enough! Time is running out for you! Do not ever think you have much time... Time runs out easily and steadily... Things happen very very fast... You should "move" fast. Do not stand still... If you stand still... someone faster than you will get the prize! Okay: who gets a Nobel Prize? Oh, someone very intelligent! Yes - you are right. But just ONE on each particular field gets the prize; not many! A Nobel awarded gets about EUR 1.300.000,00! Wow! Not bad - huh? "Move" in such a way that you get your Nobel... Your Nobel could be: a) your peace of mind b) healthiness c) prosperity d) you name it...

Frankly speaking, no Nobel should be compared to Him - Jesus Christ. All you have to do is to accept Him as your personal saviour. That is it: your Nobel is available to you - 24h a day! Do not loose your time! Hum... I hear you saying you already have a religion? Wonderful! Great! One question: has this religion changed you for the better? No? Not enough? Okay: then change your religion! That is simple! Religion will not lead you up to heavens! No way. Jesus is the way - today and ever. A change is for-ever. A change should only be for the better and not for the worse! A change requires action-attitude! Wake up to reality - while there is time...

Write me: and testify about any change in you.

God bless you today and ever.

Paulo César Sampaio - pastor
Skype: pcesarsampaio
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