Man gets on track

Sometimes of late, I have used the analogy of train tracks to share what it is like when you turn to God and he puts you on the track.

Yesterday, I was sharing the Gospel at one of the many local train stops where people gather. The Lord had me sharing about the recent stock market trouble in relation to where our security if found. Most of the day was security related. It worked in getting their attention.

It was towards the end of the day and people were gathering for their commute home. God had me also share along with security, the analogy of the train tracks that were right out in front of where I was speaking.

“When you turn to God it is like he takes you and puts you on these tracks” (pointing to the tracks). “You then start a life going down the track with Him” “It’s a process of a life of purification” “He will give you the grace to stay on track” “You don’t have what it takes to get on these tracks with God” “You can’t earn it” “You must come to Christ to be able to get aboard” “He is the only way”.

I went on with the message of Christ and towards the end I noticed this man coming toward me. This happens quite often, and 75% of the time they want to argue or try to stop you from preaching. I have gotten use to it. I try and put my finger up to gesture “just a minute”. When I sense it is time to finish, then I speak with them.

In this case, I sensed it was OK to stop.

I went over to him and smiled. What he said next almost blew me away.

“HOW DO I GET ON THOSE TRACKS?”

I said, “Are you serious?” He said, “Yes” “I want to know how”.

He was dead serious! Then I got serious!

I spent some time talking to him about repentance, sin and turning from it. He agreed. We went on in preparing him to make the choice to receive Christ.

HE DID! I prayed with him and he received Christ as his Lord and Saviour. PRAISE GOD! The angels were singing.

What a glorious thing it is when one repents and is born again. Awesome! Words do no Justice.

I told him we need to go and find water and get baptized. I looked over at the fountain in the park where I have baptized before, but the water was already shut off for the year. He said he could get baptized at his local church. I assured him as to the need to not put it off. I talked about the reason why we get baptized.

There you have it. Another “Man gets on track”.
Praise God!!!

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6 Responses to “Man gets on track”

  1. timbob Says:

    PRAISE GOD! There’s nothing in this world like when an eternal soul is brought into the kingdom of God. When the Holy Spirit “does a work suddenly,” a person calls upon the name of the Lord, and a new name is written down in glory. What an incredible salvation we have in Jesus Christ.

    Have a blessed evening in Jesus who is able to save us unto the uttermost.

  2. rjperalta Says:

    Timbob,
    Amen! Nothing like it (period).
    Thanks, brother.

  3. ProdigalKnot Says:

    Praise God brother!
    I very much appreciate your emphasis on baptism, too. Far to many ministers neglect it in their presentation of the gospel, including their lists of “Now what do i do?” as if it were an optional thing.

    God bless and I look forward to meeting you soon!

  4. rjperalta Says:

    ProdigalKnot,
    “except a man be born of water and Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God”. Pretty plain huh.
    Lets keep in touch.

  5. road2joy Says:

    rjperalta, from your above quote “except a man be born of water and Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God” does this mean you believe that if you have not been baptised you can not enter heaven?

  6. rjperalta Says:

    Road2joy,
    Well, they are the words of Christ. I believe He sets the standard. We strive to obey His teachings.
    As far as one not making it without being water baptised, I will leave that to The Judge. In the mean time, we have plenty of obedience to follow.
    May you be blessed.

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