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The Man In The Middle

  • One of the criminals who was hanged insulted him, saying, 'If you are the Christ, save yourself and us!' But the other answered, and rebuking him said, 'Don't you even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward for our deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong.' He said to Jesus, 'Lord, remember me when you come into your Kingdom.' Jesus said to him, 'Assuredly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.' Luke 23:39 WEB

    Three men were nailed to wooden crosses and raised high in the air, naked and exposed for all to see, while they slowly died. The ones on the sides were thieves, while the Man in the middle was Jesus Christ. While they hung there, one of the thieves began to repent, and with only minutes left in his life, he made things right with God. Jesus told him: "Today you will be with Me in paradise."

    In Romans, the scripture reads: 'The word is near you, in your mouth, and in your heart'. It is speaking of the word of faith which we preach. If you will confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart, one believes resulting in righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made resulting in salvation. For the Scripture says, 'Whoever believes in him will not be disappointed' (Romans 10:8'10).

    That is what the thief did, he believed that Jesus was coming into His kingdom as a King, then he asked Jesus to remember him. But what did the thieves family think? He had lived his life as a villain, robbing and stealing from others, and then he died by capital punishment. You can bet that his family and friends thought this man went to hell, but he didn't.

    If you have lost a loved one who was not right with God, take hope knowing that God is merciful, He is gracious, and even if they had seconds left and whispered a prayer, they will be waiting happily in paradise. Only God knows who will be there and who will not. If you are reading this, know that Jesus is still the Man in the middle. If you turn to Him, you will be saved but it is a choice that only you can make. Both thieves had Jesus beside them, and both of them had the opportunity, but one man remained lost, while one man was saved. This choice is yours, and yours alone.

    Prayer: Jesus if it was not too late for the thief on the cross, then it is not too late for me. Come into my life and be my Lord today. I choose You. Please forgive me of my mistakes, help me learn from them and to live a life that is pleasing to You from this day on.

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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Thank you Lord Jesus for being there for us all! Praise the Lord Hallelujah!
Jun 2
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Dear God sort out our lives in the name of Jesus Amen. 

Jun 2
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

Jun 2
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

 

Jun 2
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Linda Lauver
Linda Lauver

Pastor Dion, great devotional. I do have a question, were all 3 nailed to their crosses? I was thinking that only Jesus was nailed. That the other two were tied. Not sure where I got that from though. Will you clarify for me please?

Jun 2
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,we love and worship you Jesus.

Jun 2
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen

Jun 2
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen, thank You Jesus!

Jun 2
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father I thank You for giving me a clear vision of what the crucifixion means to all. That the forgiveness of our sins come to us through this sacrifice to be and do as You want .I love and praise You always, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

Great message, God bless you Pastor. 

Jun 2
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen! Thank you Lord Jesus!

Jun 2
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

Jesus' words to that "good theif" always bring me such comfort! "TODAY you will be with me in Paradise"--not tomorrow, not after a stint in purgatory! How awesome!

Jun 2
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jun 2
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen!

 

Jun 2
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen Pastor Dion, We often worry about certain loved ones, which seem so difficult to communicate to them the love of Jesus and its not what they think.My family has seen a miraculous humongous change in me, and it scares some, for what reason I do no know. But we pray for them to want to come to know Jesus as I have. We must be a light in the Darkness.

Jun 3
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

 

Jun 4