“When ye see shall see these things, know that it is near.”

Matthew 24:33 – King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)

“What the Bible Says About Wars in the Last Days.”

The Titanic, Icy Waters and the Last Words of the American Evangelist Harper

Handfuls-of-Purpose

 “And let fall also [some] handfuls of purpose.” – Ruth 2:16

Devotions on Living the Deeper Christian Life

“Death is Swallowed up in Victory” – 1 Corinthians 15:54

At a Christian conference in Switzerland, an old man gave his testimony. He told how he had been on the Titanic, which went down in the north Atlantic in 1912 with some 2,200 passengers on board. He had been one of the 700 who survived.

He found himself struggling in the cold sea water to stay afloat. Near him swam the American evangelist, Harper, who asked him, “Are you saved? Think about your soul.”

With this, Harper sank under a wave of the icy sea, then after a few seconds reappeared. Again he asked, “Are you prepared to appear before the Lord?”

The man replied, “I don’t know how to get saved.” Harper told him, “Believe in the Lord Jesus. His blood cleanses from all sins.”

“These were Harper’s last words,” continued the old man. “I watched as he succumbed to the rigors of the icy Atlantic. A boat finally picked me up. I am Harper’s last convert.”

Words to Think About…

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“Those people, who did the greatest things for God, weren’t really trying at all. They were just being obedient.”

~ Rich Mullins 1956-1997 (Singer Song Writer)

Alexander the Great left orders that when he was carried to the grave, his hands should not be wrapped in the specially treated clothes used by the embalmers of that day, but rather be exposed to view so that all might see that they were empty!

“He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep, for what he cannot lose.”

~ Jim Elliot (1927-1956 ~ Missionary murdered by the Iriqui Indians. Written in his journal at age 22