Posted by: peebles | July 1, 2011

Acts 26:28 (KJV) ~ Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.

Imagine if you only had one chance to pass a very important test, and you almost passed the test, but almost was not enough.

Imagine if you ran in a race to win the prize, and you almost won, but came in second. Almost was not enough.

Imagine if you were there when Noah built the ark, and as you heard him pleading, begging for you to enter, you almost got into the ark before the rain came down, but almost was not enough.

Imagine if you were within reach of the city of refuge just as someone was about to strike you down, you were almost safe, but almost was not enough.

Imagine if you died just before you almost decided to give your life to Jesus Christ and be saved. Almost is not enough.

My friend, maybe you are just like King Agrippa who said, “You almost persuaded me to become a Christian.” Almost is not enough.

We can be near and yet, so far away. Almost is not enough. There is no such thing as “almost” getting into heaven. Almost is not enough.

Today, why not make your salvation sure, and ask Jesus Christ into your life right now, to be your Lord and Saviour? Today, let Jesus become your Messiah so you may know that blessed assurance of having your sins forgiven and a home in heaven to look forward to.

God bless you my friend, Matthew.


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  1. We are always bestowing upon ourselves what all we do and how we help others but, It is not what we have to say about who we are it is what others have to say about who we are and about what God has to say about who we are. We want to be excepted by others so bad that we will do all we can to try to fit their mold of what a Christian is and to please them and there lies the problem. It has nothing to do about what others have to say what being a Christian is about, it has to do with what God has to say about what a Christian is all about. We read in John 6:44 where Jesus says, 44) “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day. But, we leave out the most important part of that verse which continues in the very next verse what we have to do. It reads as follows; 45) “It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me. We always hear where someone says, Oh, I have been called by God! You where? But, What did He Teach you and What did you learn from Him? In essance, what Jesus said was it depends on What did God Teach you? or What did you Learn from God? God does not call unless we know what we are called for and why. Unless God has placed His Blessing on you there is no Salvation. This story about Aggrippa being Almost Persuaded followed one of the most stirring stories of the Bible let alone the New Testament. Paul was converted in the first half of this Chapter and then followed by this stirring message to King Aggrippa. If the King was so stirred then surely there was someone else stirred also that heard that message that day and just maybe they where saved and converted but, we will not know in this life. Just some Bread to stir your thoughts some, God Bless!


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