an angel and a king

Television, radio, and the web have been flooded with information in light of the deaths of Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson.  I remember watching Charlie’s Angels with my family and friends.  I also enjoyed some of the music of Michael Jackson (the self-proclaimed “king of pop”) –  especially during the Thriller era……and there’s no doubt the young man was talented and could dance (he had mad moves).    I hope you’ll join me in praying for their families and friends in the midst of their loss.  I also pray that this loss will bring a sense of reality to people all around the world – a reality that we all face death and that eternity is at stake.

Signs like this one were all over the internet, news and entertainment shows, and there’s more truth to the sign that this fan probably knows.

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We are all eternal beings; we all live forever.  The Bible is clear that we’ll spend eternity in heaven or hell. 

Yesterday “an angel” came face to face with some real angels – either the fallen ones or the ones who surround the throne of God.  I hope she’s in the presence of God’s holy angels.

Yesterday “the king of pop” met the King of Kings.  I hope it wasn’t the first time they’d met.

Heb 9:27 (TEV) states:  Everyone must die once, and after that be judged by God.   At that time of judgment only one thing matters; what did you do with Jesus and what He offered you before you died.

Consider a few of these passages:

Speaking of Jesus, Acts 4:12 says: “Salvation is to be found through him alone; in all the world there is no one else whom God has given who can save us.”

Eph 2:8-9 says you can never do enough good things to be made right with God:    8 God saved you by his special favor when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. 9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.

Titus 3:4-6  says:   4 But then God our Savior showed us his kindness and love. 5 He saved us, not because of the good things we did, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins and gave us a new life through the Holy Spirit.  6 He generously poured out the Spirit upon us because of what Jesus Christ our Savior did.

In John 14:6, Jesus said:   “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

And one of my favorite passages has become Romans 3:22 (NLT) which states:  We are made right in God’s sight when we trust in Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we all can be saved in this same way, no matter who we are or what we have done.

 Whether you are someone’s “angel” or even a “king” of something – one day you will stand in the presence of some holy angels and the King of Kings…..and you will be judged by the only impartial judge in the universe and your fate – your eternity – will be sealed.

You and I will live forever; in heaven or hell.  The choice is yours – think about it.

About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have four grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Lead Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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One Response to an angel and a king

  1. Heidi says:

    Great post BJ!!

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