THE OVER-RIDING POWER OF YOUR OWN VOICE
I started to call this article “HEAVEN, YES - HELL, NO,” but I felt it might upset some of your feelings – although what some of you may watch and hear does not.
Along our way into the next world, I think all of us must, from time to time, just take a STRONG STAND and tell ourselves as well as our adversary that we intend to GO TO HEAVEN and will do EVERYTHING within our power NOT TO GO TO HELL.
I realize that many of you may find it strange for me saying the above, but I have this very deep feeling that we all at times just seem to lose, not our way, but our PASSION and DRIVE about really MAKING HEAVEN OUR HOME.
We can all be impacted by preaching, singing, various services and voices, but nothing has the power of influence LIKE HEARING US SAY IT. “I will not get sidetracked, confused and even offended along the way; my soul requires that I stay focused and dedicated.”
How long has it been since you took time to talk to your own deep self and challenged areas about anything that might be impacting your own level of living, your own prayer life and your own focus about HEAVEN OR HELL?
I am convinced - that our enemy is convinced about making us leave the truth as “IMPOSSIBLE” - - but if he can divert our attention, lead us into a level of indifference, or even make us the kind of folks that get lukewarm about the GOING TO HEAVEN AND MISSING HELL . . . he has won.
Nothing, no one can impact us, direct us, nor give us the determination about HEAVEN OR HELL like OUR OWN VOICES. We must challenge our persons often. We alone must take hold of our own selves and CHOOSE HEAVEN FOR OUR SOUL’S SAKE.
I WILL NOT GO TO HELL! SAY IT AGAIN AND AGAIN!!
Let the seriousness of it SHAKE YOU, BRING YOU TO YOUR KNEES until you are persuaded. . .
HEAVEN WILL BE YOUR HOME.
~ Rev. Jeff Arnold
Five More Minutes – Book Two (206)