By: ET Williams aka The Doctor Of Common Sense
What if you were given the Death Penalty and you were issued the date of February 25, 2018. You were guilty and you knew it, and so did everyone else know it. You had used all your appeals to the court and the date is set for you to die on February 25, 2018. So on February 24, 2018 it is your last night and you get your last meal. In Florida I think there is a $40 minimum for money spent on meal. In Texas I believe they stop giving last meals in 2011. I looked up some of the last meals of people who were executed and here are some of those last meals.
John Wayne Gacy, 52 years old, Illinois — rape and 33 counts of murder, death by lethal injection in 1994
12 fried shrimp, bucket of original recipe KFC, french fries, a pound of strawberries.
Timothy McVeigh, 33 years old, Indiana — 168 counts of murder, death by lethal injection in 2001
Two pints of mint and chocolate-chip ice cream.
Ted Bundy, 43 years old, Florida — rape, necrophilia, prison escape, 35+ counts of murder, death by electric chair in 1989
Declines a “special” meal, so was given the traditional last meal: steak (medium rare), eggs (over easy), hash browns, toast with butter and jelly, milk, juice.
So lets say you have had all night to realizes that by tomorrow at this time you will be dead. That means you will step out of time into eternity. You are schedule to die at exactly 10:30 am eastern time on February 25, 2018. But at 9:00 am eastern time you hear the men coming for you and your heart is racing because you know the time has come for you to be paid your fee for your sin. The bible says “for the wages of sin is death”. So pay day is here but you are not to happy about it. Most people would be excited that they were going to get paid right? But not when it comes to getting paid for sin.
So now the moment of truth has arrived. But when the men come in they say that another man who you don’t know has decided to die for you. What is the first question you will ask? Who is this man that will die for me?
Then you are told that all charges have been drop and you have had your record wiped clean. If you have any good sense you would not go out and start committing crimes again right? You would be grateful to the one who died for you and you would be indebted to that individual for the rest of your life right? Well Jesus is that man that died for your sins. So even though your works do not save you, should you work because of gratitude? We are saved by grace through faith but the faith that saves us, makes us want to live better lives right?
You should live like men and women who were on death row and were about to be executed and someone took your place.
Now live as if you are grateful to what Jesus has done for you.
ET Williams aka The Doctor Of Common Sense
Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.