Friday, February 23, 2018

The Jaws of Death

“The jaws of death shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18

What a magnificent promise Jesus gave about the Church He established. Other translations include: “all the powers of hell will not conquer it”, and “the gates of Hades will not overcome it”. Indeed we can claim that no weapon formed against it shall prosper. It still stands strong in spite of persecution, prejudice, moral relativism and the redefinition of so many things in our culture. 

Faith in Jesus transforms even the hardest heart and no lie, no bomb, no law from Congress can change that. In the book, “Cain’s Redemption”, author Dennis Shere writes about how the bloodiest maximum security prison in America was transformed by Bible studies. Warden Burl Cain believes in the power of the Word to change the most incorrigible sinners into productive, principled men. Instead of frequent violent knife fights, the inmates at Louisiana’s Angola State Penitentiary attend regular Bible Studies. Within the 18,000 acres there is a school run by the New Orleans Baptist Seminary where the prisoners have the opportunity to obtain a Bible degree, and some have been sent off to other prisons as missionaries! 

Yes, the wide open jaws of death will not prevail against us when we do the work God has given us to do.

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