Here are the opening few paragraphs:
The world has a saying, I don't know that it's true, but it's said that everyone will have 15 minutes of fame. God has a timetable! It's called, "the times before appointed" it is that time of everyone's life on this earth , that has ever been, are "before appointed". Habitations, (where they will live), have been set as bounds by God! You can't go outside those bounds, and no one can get to you inside those bounds except as God wills. These words, "Then the Soldiers", means that now it's their time. It's their 15 minutes! It's their time in the spotlight.
Here they are at the gateway to hell and the gateway to heaven at the foot of the cross. Standing there at the cross will either send you to hell, or heaven, depending on what you do with it, or what it does with you. If you make it some little trinket to hang on your tie; or something you hang on top of your church; or just some little token of religion, you will get in serious trouble. But if it is the epitome of your life,---
"Dying with Jesus through death reckoned mine,
Living with Jesus a new life divine.
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine,
Moment by moment O Lord, I am thine."
If this is your life, "Always bearing about in the body, the dying of the Lord Jesus", then the foot of the cross will open to you the door of heaven. Do not kid yourself; every man, woman, boy, girl; every creature that has ever been in the history of this world; their eternal destination is determined by one person, that is Jesus Christ! The essence of His power is seen here at the cross.
I want you to prepare your minds and hearts. "Then the Soldiers"! Not before. We didn't see them in John 1. They won't be appearing in John 21! This is when they appeared. You have your time. Your time is now. Make sure that the time you are given by God to stand in the presence of a redeeming Savior, who died for the glory of God, is highly esteemed in your heart, and let nothing else come between you and Him and that Glory! Do not let anything come between you and the glory of Jesus Christ on His cross!
Go to this web address:
- Click on the YEAR 2009.
- Scroll down the Date column to 11/8/09
- The message titled "Then the Soldiers".
- Click and listen.
It is 1 hr and 13 minutes long so set aside some time, you will not regret it.