Never Too Late

Posted by Dion Todd June 11th, 2024 1,069 Views 24 Comments

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 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 23:39–43 WEB.

Two thieves were crucified along with Jesus, one on each side of Him. As they hung there, struggling to breathe and slowly dying, one of the thieves began to mock Jesus and said: "If You are the Christ, save yourself and us!"

While the other thief, after he had lived a life of crime and had only minutes left, humbly asked Jesus to remember him. Jesus did not have to "pray" about it but immediately told him: "Today you will be with Me in Paradise." The Greek word "paradises" used for "Paradise" also occurs in 2 Corinthians 12:4 and Revelation 2:7. Jesus is the One who gives access to Paradise. The thief merely had to believe and ask.

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the Paradise of my God. Revelation 2:7 WEB.

Many times our life slips by so very quickly. We mean to make things right, but time marches on. Eventually, we become caught in a trap. We begin to feel that it is too late for us and think there has just been too much water under the bridge. We feel like there are just too many wrongs to be made right. But every Saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.

Could God forgive us for a lifetime of sin, mistakes, and unbelief? Would God really give us a fresh start? Even after all that we have done, even if we had only moments left in our life? Yes, absolutely! Isaiah told us:

"Come now, and let us reason together," says Yahweh: "Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow. Though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool" (Isaiah 1:18 WEB).

Jesus will wash you as white as snow with His own blood that He shed for you. If you humbly ask, He will give you access to Paradise. Even if you have only minutes left and have lived a life full of wickedness, He will still forgive you. All of heaven rejoices when someone who is lost turns to God (Luke 15:7).

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I turn to You today. Please guide me into all that You have for me. Forgive me of my sins, draw my heart to You, and lead me into an overcoming life on this earth. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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Wesley Paulus commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Never Too Late

6 days ago


Amen




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Schalk De beer commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Never Too Late

6 days ago


Yes,amen Lord.




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Mari Kaufmann commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Never Too Late

6 days ago


God give me comfort. Amen




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Liesel aka lisa Wardle commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Never Too Late

1 week ago


AMEN and AMEN, and PTL most high!!! I got the Devotional again and the Prayer Report, so very thankful!!! πŸ™ And yes to Pastor's prayer of asking my Heavenly Father to lead me into an overcoming life here on this earth, to remain faithful! and steadfast even through trials as Paul wrote in Romans 8:35-39! So I'm asking the Lord for the power of His Holy Spirit to strengthen and guide me as I go on, all he rest of my loved ones and all the ones He put in my path, for we cannot do it without Him, in the name of Jesus, AMEN!!! πŸ™



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Liesel aka lisa Wardle

1 week ago

God is never too late, He's right on time - His timing!



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Gloria Nebarez commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Never Too Late

1 week ago


Yes Lord, draw my heart towards you, thank you Jesus.




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Sherry Mccosh commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Never Too Late

1 week ago


Heavenly Father, I turn to You today. Please guide me into all that You have for me. Forgive me of my sins, draw my heart to You, and lead me into an overcoming life on this earth. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!




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Marisa Jackson commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Never Too Late

1 week ago


Amen πŸ™!! Alleluia πŸ™β€οΈ!! Amen πŸ™!!




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Susan Petho commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Never Too Late

1 week ago


Amen!




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Debi Burton commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Never Too Late

1 week ago


Heavenly Father, I turn to You today. Please guide me into all that You have for me. Forgive me of my sins, draw my heart to You, and lead me into an overcoming life on this earth. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! 🀟🏻❀️




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Scott Riegelmann commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Never Too Late

1 week ago


Amen




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Yvette York commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Never Too Late

1 week ago


Heavenly Father Thank You For Everything You Do For Us All AMEN Good Morning Everyone πŸ˜€




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Bill Fair commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Never Too Late

1 week ago


amen! Great prayer at the end!




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Wanda Pennington commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Never Too Late

1 week ago


Thank you Heavenly Father for grace and mercy and forgiveness. Help us all to overcome the things of this earth and follow You, in Jesus Name I ask and pray, Amen




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Bill Digiglio commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Never Too Late

1 week ago


Amen... nothing is ever to late..




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Lynn Brown commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Never Too Late

1 week ago


Thank You Father for Your love, mercy and forgiveness, Amen!




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Elena Vasquez commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Never Too Late

1 week ago


Amen




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Candy Laventure commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Never Too Late

1 week ago


Amen!




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Mark Williams commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Never Too Late

1 week ago


Amen.




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Kevin J. Eck commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Never Too Late

1 week ago


Father, Have Mercy on our Souls! Thank you Jesus for dying and saving our Souls, Amen!!!




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Brenda F commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Never Too Late

1 week ago


Amen




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Kay Collinsworth commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Never Too Late

1 week ago


Amen




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Celeste Strenn commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Never Too Late

1 week ago


Amen




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Dana Rozell commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Never Too Late

1 week ago


Amen!






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