In Isaiah 64, we read the following words: “You are indeed angry, for we have sinned – in these ways we continue; and we need to be saved.” Such is the prayer that rises up from the lips of the sinner, before the very throne of God. There is hopelessness and hope hidden herein. Hopelessness, because the sinner admits his inability to stop sinning. “In these ways we continue,” the sinner cries, “and we need to be saved.” In spite of the utter ruin that the sin is bringing to his own life and the life of his family, he cannot stop. He is in need of divine intervention. And then, hope. Hope, because salvation exists. Hope, because the sinner knows that God is well able to hear him and save Him from the pit of despair and destruction in which he finds himself. Dear friend, the grip of sin is too strong for you to escape without heavenly help. Only God Himself is stronger than sin. Call on Him today, ask Him to help you, to save you. He shall come to your aid, lifting you from the pit in which you find yourself.
Yours in His service,
There is power in the blood of Jesus. This precious fact – which echoes throughout eternity – was experienced first-hand by 26-year-old Charlie* when he accepted Jesus as Lord and Saviour at our NKOMAZI Gospel Crusade. I had preached that night on the sickness of sin, describing it as being a disease that attacks the soul, condemning it for all eternity. He was one of the many who came forward to surrender his life to Christ. “I remember how the evangelist said that there are numerous diseases, but sin is the biggest of them all,” he explained. “Sin was my problem, my illness. But tonight, I gave my heart to Jesus. I feel so free.” Ecstatic about his new life in Christ, this precious young man is looking forward to a bright future. “I was taking drugs, stealing and hijacking. It continued for a long time, I do not even know how to explain it. My life is going to change so much because of this crusade. I just want to thank God for having mercy on me.”
*not his real name
Tamryn is the founder of In His Name Ministries, an evangelistic organisation dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout Africa and the world. Find her on Facebook under Evangelist Tamryn Klintworth or visit the ministry website at: WWW.INHISNAME.ORG.ZA.