Here I sit on “Death Row” - my life down the tubes. My head in my hands, I wail with grief at the “deadly” choices that I have made. A broken soul am I.
All of a sudden, I hear the jangling of keys, and footsteps - as the Man approaches me on “Death Row.”
Brilliant light surrounds the space of my hopelessness. I see the Man - His voice “as the sound of many waters.”
He speaks, “My name is JESUS and I have the keys of “hell and of death.” “And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven:…”
I listened with rapt attention to the Man, JESUS, who radiated with pure love and power.
Jesus speaks, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” – Romans 10:9
I do as JESUS says. Peace washes over me as I am cleansed by His precious blood.
He gently commands, “Follow Me.”
I follow JESUS where He leads - as I pass from “Death Row” unto LIFE – with the everlasting KING!
I am he that liveth, and was dead, and behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
…and his voice as the sound of many waters.
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him,…