Author: Alfred Benjamin King
Title of Today’s Story: The illegal site
Date: 11th November 2011 (Friday)
The illegal site
Once upon a time there lived two 13 year old girls. They were close friends. People often mistook them for sisters. One's name was Jane and the other one's name was Lisa. They both were very creative and each one's parents encouraged then to be resourceful and productive even though they were just kids.
The two girls felt motivated one day and just decided that they should start their own websites and make some money off it.
Lisa started a website that let people post and sell books or articles they had written themselves. She had asked her parents to help her pull it off and they did.
Jane on the other hand decided to start a website where she posted books she borrowed from the library and converted into e-Book format on it. She would let anyone anywhere in the world be able to download the books for free and she would make money off the site's ad spaces which would be sold at highly exorbitant prices.
Since Jane's business idea was illegitimate she couldn't ask her parents to help her pull it off, so she got help from a hacker that lived in her neighborhood.
Lisa tried to warn Jane; telling her that it's wrong and what she is doing is extremely displeasing to God because she is basically robbing authors of the much deserved fruit of their pain - staking labour.
Jane refused to listen to Lisa, there was so much money pouring in. Even though she was a kid she could afford things that many hard working grown-ups couldn't. She wouldn't give this up.
Even though they both engaged in other projects later on, they still remained faithful to running their website projects all the way through senior high. They were teenagers now, they weren't kids anymore.
Lisa wasn't making as much money as Jane was now, but she told Jane over and over again that a good legitimate business that is able to provide for the needs of its owner is a hundred times better than an illegitimate business that makes a hundred times more money.
The earning gap between their Internet projects continued to increase. Then, 10 years later, Jane is in jail with no money because of a million copyright issues and Lisa is the boss of a legitimate million dollar company.
It always pays more in every way to do what is right in business and in life.
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If you’ve been touched by what you just read and you’ve never given your heart to Jesus before but now want to become a Christian, please say this prayer and mean it with all your heart.
“Oh Lord God, I come to you in the name of Jesus Christ. Your word says, ‘… whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved’ (Acts 2:21)
So now I ask Jesus to come into my heart to be the lord of my life. I receive eternal life into my spirit and according to Romans 10: 9, ‘That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shall be saved’ , Therefore I declare that I am saved; I am born – again; I am a child of God! I now have Christ dwelling in me, and greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world! (1 John 4:4). I now walk in the consciousness of my new life in Christ Jesus. Hallelujah!”
PRAYER FOR THE RETURNING BACK SLIDER (ONLY):
“Oh lord God, I ask for your mercy and forgiveness for turning my back on you. I come back to you today in total sincerity and like the parable of the prodigal son, I thank you for receiving me back with Joy and Gladness.
I confess that Jesus Christ is the lord of my life and God the father is my Daddy. Hallelujah!”
PRAYER TO RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT:
“Oh Father, I thank you now for making me born again. For making me your child.
I ask that you give me your Holy Spirit to live in me and with me. For your word says that you would freely give the Holy Spirit to all those who ask. I open my heart and receive, and I know by faith that you have given me your Holy Spirit. Thank you Father. In Jesus name. Amen.”
CONGRATULATIONS! YOU ARE NOW A CHILD OF GOD. WELCOME TO THE FAMILY OF GOD.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alfred Benjamin King is a full time writer & illustrator who obviously loves writing and drawing with all his heart.
He also loves music and so makes songs in his bedroom every once in a while.
He lives as though he’s retired early and retired rich. His bread comes from the fact that he is a business investor who God has blessed with wisdom.
He is one of the leading Christ – Minded writers in both fiction and non – fiction today.
His contribution to literature is extra ordinary. He created two new genres of literature namely, “D.I.P” and “S+C.S”
His literally works and special projects have gone spiral on the web; wheeling in an ever increasing number of views per post.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW