10 SECRETS OF THE SECOND THIEF ON THE CROSS
LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF LUKE 23:40,42,43. (Amp)
"But the other one reproved him, saying, Do you not even fear God, seeing you yourself are under the same sentence of condemnation and suffering the same penalty? Then he said to Jesus, Lord, remember me when You come in Your kingly glory! And He answered him, Truly I tell you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise."
1. This thief had one weapon , Satan could not steal from him, though Satan had stolen his destiny of becoming a good and a great person in life. As written in the book of John 10 :10a "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:" The thief could still call on God for help. listen the enemy might have robbed you of everything , but not all ;"Your mouth to pray" Pray again, and ask the lord for help ! He will surely answer you now in Jesus name , Amen. If he answered the condemned thief ; why not you? James 5:18 says "And he prayed again ,and the heaven gave rain , and the earth brought forth her fruit." Look never be discouraged in your darkest hour . In God there is HOPE ! Call on Him again and hold your peace .Job 22:21.
2. The sentence had already been passed . Judgement concluded . but yet again , this man had something , nobody knew about . He had faith! He believed in Jesus ! Friend, if God has not concluded your case , why allow your circumstances or people to conclude it for you . He can give you a new beginning , a new start . Have you not been told in scripture " For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment." Luke 1:37 (Amp version)
3. from the time the judgement was passed, he was going to be in "HELL" the next minute, anyone would have said , well it is all over for him now ."any" yet this man had something nobody knew about. HOPE! . He had hope against all hope like father Abraham in the book of Roms 4:18 (Amp version) "[And Abraham ,human reason for ] hope being gone , hoped in faith that he should become the father of many nations ,as he had been promised.So [numberless] shall your descendants be." Listen, If it worked for father Abraham and the thief , it will work for you too . Don't give up ! Listen , Jesus is the same yesterday , today and forever . Amen.Heb 13:8
4. The Bible says in the book of Job 28:28a "And unto man he said ,behold the fear of the Lord , that is wisdom." This man had wisdom , he was able to discern his opportunity, even at the very last minute . "JESUS THE SAVIOUR OF MAN KIND" .Roms 10:13 says "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the lord shall be saved."