This Poor Man Cried...

A 62 year old Indian man, who was living for the things of the world, had a sudden wake-up call. (True story)

My beloved brothers and sisters:

 

   people thinking  We are in this world by the will of our God, the Father, and by His only grace and mercy we are alive. If we deeply think, what would be the God’s purpose that He brought me in this world? For each one of us, there is God’s purpose: that we keep God’s fear, be obedient to Him, seek His will, and glorify His name. How could we understand this all? Only when we come to God, read His living words, meditate His words, and keep ourselves in His continual fellowship, we could understand His purpose. In this busy world, we are lost in worldly things and do not have any time to think about this, understand about this, and accept this. Moreover, Satan is hindering us from all these things. All lustful things are of Satan’s; he is keeping away from our Savior.

                                                  roaring lion

      Likewise, I was in the control of Satan for years. Purpose of my life was to earn money, keep my family happy, and live the life of this world. I was totally ignorant of my soul, and salvation. Of course, I was going to church regularly, hearing His words, was in fellowship of Christians, but I was spiritually blind from every aspects.

 

Gujarat, India In His appointed times, God called me. In May 1997, I visited my daughter to the U.S.A. from India. After 5 months, I was preparing to go back to India. About 2 weeks prior to my departure, I had massive heart attack. I was admitted in the hospital in Berlin, NJ. After 3 days I was transferred to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden, NJ where I had to undergo quadruple bypass surgery. I realized that how fragile is the life of a person! If I had died, where would I have been! I would have separated from God and have been in the lake of fire that is never going to extinguish.flames Holy Spirit talked to me. I confessed my sins to God. I accepted Jesus as my Savior, my Redeemer; that He died for my sins, giving Himself up on the cross of Calvary. He suffered a death that was for me. He washed away my stains of sins with His blood. He made me whiter than snow. He gave me privilege to spend eternity in His presence. After 5 more months I went back to India. I got baptized on October 11, 1998. Revelation 2:10 was the verse for my baptism. It says: “Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.”

 

      This does not end here. In March 2001, I came back to the U.S.A. with my wife to NJ. We were living with my daughter. My son is in Phoenix. Arizona My wife went to stay there for a while. In early 2008, I was visiting them.  In June 2008, we were to come back to NJ. I was 74. Again 2 weeks prior to my traveling, I was admitted in the hospital for breathing difficulty. I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. I had to undergo surgery. My voice box was infected with cancer and removed. God provided tremendous help and strength to me and my family. I was in the hospital for 35 days. My daughter and son-in-law visited me 4 times from NJ and brought us to NJ. New Jersey GOD provided my wife, an awesome strength during this time. In NJ, I had to undergo radiation treatment. I had to visit hospitals and doctors about 4 times a week. God arranged for my daughter to get time off from work, and other times I got an unbelievable help from my brothers and sisters at the Fellowship Baptist Church.

                                        Fellowship Baptist Church, W. Berlin, NJ          

      By the grace of Almighty I am in very good health. There are bad and good days, but God has made me able to go to His house and enjoying the fellowship of His saints. I am rejoicing in Him.

 

      My beloved brothers and sisters:

 

If you born twice, you die once.

If you born once, you die twice.

For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. Romans 9:15

O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together. I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed. This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. Psalm 34:3-6

And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Romans 13:11-12

...and the Lord Heard Him.

Psalm 34:6

Julius Christian 

(April 2009)

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Feb. 27, 2011 - The announcement came this morning in church. Julius had gone home to be with the Lord. His cancer had returned many months ago. After he had his voice box removed, he had to speak through an electronic gadget.  My husband usually had to translate for me because I had a hard time understanding him. I always felt bad about that. Although Julius finally gave up trying to hold a conversation with me, he always waved his cheerful greeting. One thing Julius could always communicate clearly (and I could understand) was his joy for the Lord. The light in in eyes and the broad smile on his face seemed to radiate his relationship with his Savior. He came to church in spite of weakness and pain. He was faithful unto death.

Now Julius is in heaven, able to speak clearly, sing, and give praise to the Lord. He suffers no more pain, no more weakness, no more disability. But most importantly he is in the presence of the Lord he loved, awaiting a glad reunion with his family some day.

For Julius, we rejoice. With his dear wife, children, grandchildren, and other family, we grieve. We know they will miss him sorely. We pray for God to wrap His tender, loving arms around them.

Dear Reader, Julius knew he was dying for quite some time, but he was prepared. When asked if he was ready, his answer was, "Tomorrow would be just fine." What a wonderful expression of hope! He knew that since he had been born twice (once physically and once into God's family through salvation), that he would only die once. He truly feared none of those things which he would suffer.

In May 1997 Julius accepted personally what Christ had done for him. Not only did he gain the assurance of going to heaven 14 years later, but he gained real joy, which shone in his life through the years I knew him - even through cancer.

My question to you is this: have you ever had a specific time in your life that you took Christ's payment for your sin? Do you know for certain that when then end of your life here comes, that you will be in heaven? Will you die only once, or will you die twice - ending up in a lake of fire that will never be extinguished, separated from God? If you are not sure, please re-read Julius' story.  If you have any questions, please contact us at www.wwfaww.org for more information and help. We would be thrilled to show you how to have the assurance and joy Julius possessed. I'm sure that Julius would rejoice too, to know that his life helped to show some else the way to heaven.

Till we meet again, Julius, good-bye.

Julius Christian

 Julius B. Christian

Sept. 12, 1934 - Feb. 26, 2011

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