the 10 second prayer 1

My Lord…I don’t have much time…can you please forgive me and save my soul?

Do you know what happens to you when you think you’re going to meet you’re maker in the next few seconds? I know because it happened to me once. I was so sick and I felt myself fading. Even though I was already saved when this happened to me years ago, I still wanted to make sure that I was clean inside before I saw God. Through my tears in that sacred moment I asked God to forgive me of anything I had ever done. My mother in law who had to be bought back to life with the paddles told me she had the same reaction to facing possible death.

 
Ephesians 5:27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. We have to be holy and blameless in order to see God. The Holy Spirit in us helps us with seeking obtain holiness.
Jesus died on the cross so He could make this available for us: Jude 1:24 To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—

 
I’m telling you when you feel you are about to leave this world…a unique feeling comes over you in that special moment in your life. You feel that your physical condition is so severe that you think to yourself…this is it. You become keenly aware of your soul and where it’s going. The fear of seeing our powerful and mighty Father God comes over you. You feel that you don’t want your heart to be dirty. The reality of death is so very real to you in that moment. After I asked the Lord to forgive me, I had a unique sense of peace. I leaned back in my chair and waited for death to come, but that was not the day I was going to die. I will never forget that few minutes of my life.

 
From that near death experience I learn the importance of needing to be clean inside in order to see God. I know how to be forgiven in just seconds. A person may only have minutes and maybe a few hours like the thief on the cross to make a decision for accepting Jesus into their life. Jesus said to that thief on the cross “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.” At that point in that man’s life, I’m sure Jesus words were music to his ears and great news for his soul.

 
BUT WHAT IF YOU DIE INSTANTLY?

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. That is it for you! No time to repent! You die spiritually for eternity! God never wanted that to happen to His creations! The Holy Spirit has been trying to contact you your whole life to get you to open your heart and mind to accept Jesus sacrifice for your original sin. This is so that you could be presented before His very Holy Father God. There is no other way to God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
In my near death experience, I had already accepted Jesus to be my Savior. But when the reality that I might be leaving this life became real to me… I felt the presence of God in those moments and I felt an awareness of my own soul like never before. I felt God’s perfection and I felt my own imperfection and humanity. There was a distinct difference in that moment. Imminent death is no joke!!!!

 
In our world today people are being plucked out of here so quickly that it’s scary. Tsunami’s, floods, hurricanes, tornados, volcanos, typhoons, lightning strikes, sinkholes, structure collapses, mass killings, fires, accidents, random attacks, bombings are coming so frequently that everyone knows something has changed and that tragedies have accelerated in our world. But scarier than any of these horrible things is what happens right after we die physically? It’s something that you want to make absolutely sure that you have the correct information.

 
Many people don’t believe in hell at all. Some people think that everyone who dies goes to heaven. How can one be sure about all this religious stuff? The universe and the planets didn’t just appear out of thin air. When you look up in the sky on a clear day and see the beautiful white puffy clouds and the blue sky and you know that just beyond that there is no oxygen and it’s black and cold. You have to ask yourself how is it possible that this planet is sustained like this and no other planets are in this solar system. It’s simply too amazing!!!!

 
I have a very rare and complex medical condition called Periodic Paralysis. It’s an autosomal dominant channelopathy disorder. It’s the movement of sodium and potassium ions from one side of the muscle membrane to the other creates an electrical current. For the muscles to work properly these ions must be kept in the correct ratio both inside and outside the cell. In periodic paralysis the ion channels fail to regulate the flow of ions properly when potassium levels in the blood fluctuate. The ratios of sodium and potassium inside and outside the cell become unbalanced. The muscle responds less when asked to move, which is felt as weakness. If the imbalance becomes pronounced the muscle quits responding at all, i.e. becomes paralyzed. Complicated huh?

 
The reason I share this is because it shows just how complex and unique the human body is. When I use too much energy, eat too much carbohydrates, get sick, take certain medications or skip a meal, my delicate metabolic balance goes awry and causes extreme weakness of any muscle in my body and can even cause paralysis and death. There are so many systems in the body and each one is run by a delicate balance and if something is a little off…bam! One being is responsible for this and He’s the creator of all life. God is responsible for designing our unbelievably complex bodies. (Adam, Eve and the satan are responsible for illnesses.)

 
So in God’s creative mind He decided to make humans and we would be very special to God over His other created beings. But because of His holiness and Him being so set apart from humans, He came up with a great plan to accomplish the ability to adopt us. He sent the 3rd person of His unique Godness. (yes I made up that word) Because of His love would for His Creations He humble Himself and become a lowly man. He ALLOWED Himself to be humiliated, tortured and eventually murdered so that we could live with Him FOREVER. Jesus did that so someone could say that 10 second prayer if they were unsaved needed to repent quickly!!!

 
Why did I become a Christian in the first place…what inspired me to believe in God? My parents were the ones who introduced me to the idea of God. Once I understood that there was a God I already felt that He was a part of my life but I kept Him on the outside. One day when I was a teenager I was watching Billy Graham on TV and I heard that I was a sinner and I learned just how much Jesus loved me. This message touched me so much that I understood the message, repent of my sins and accepted Jesus as my Savior. I strayed away from my Christianity as I grew into adulthood. Then In 1984 I became a committed Christian. Why? Because God had just given me the greatest miracle of my life. He healed me of totally of depression and suicidal attempts. It was a miraculous healing I am so grateful to God for healing my mind!

 
This blog is very long today because I am very concern about the tragic and fast rate that people are dying these days. Some may never even get to pray the 10 seconds because in one second they’re here and the next second they’re gone. They had NO opportunity to make sure that they made the RIGHT decision for their eternal life. I know I’m saved. I could keep my mouth shut and just die happy…but my loved ones, your loved ones need to hear the good news of the gospel!!! You only get one chance to get it right. Hebrew 9:27 Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,  After you die your decision is right there. People who don’t believe that Jesus is the way to heaven and people who don’t believe in any God at all get so angry when a Christian tries to share their faith. But why in the world would I endure their harsh words, criticism and sometime anger towards me. I don’t want to go through that…who would? But I do it because I really care others and Jesus asked me to share His good news with others.

 
If you’re saved…save others! Be a light that will be a beacon for other souls! Be salty so that others can taste and see that God is good! Let God use you! Be available for His service. There is NOTHING that we can give an almighty power being like God. But we can use ourselves to be a servant and let Him use us to build His kingdom. My heart wants to do this for Him. He’s done so much for me!!! He’s given me eternity. The least I can do for Him is to give Him my humble service.

 

 

the 10 second prayer 2

 

 

the 10 second prayer 3

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