The Ultimate Wishlist (GLMX #466)
This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #466 titled, “The Ultimate Wishlist” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.
A wish list is a list of someone’s desires with regards to an occasion in life. Many times during a special occasion like a birthday, a wedding, an anniversary and during special holidays, people come up with a list of items they expect to receive from friends and family that are willing to go the extra mile in fulfilling the desires in their wish list.
Another way to look at this is when people design a registry for a wedding or baby shower—that’s a wish list—a list of items they wish friends and family will give to help. When your supervisor at work asks you for your wish list for your department, you go all out to produce a list that clearly states the needs of your department or the organization.
There are a number of fascinating things about a wish list, some of which we have highlighted:
• It doesn’t cost the demanding party anything—the cost is passed to friends and family that will provide those items on the wish list.
• It is never intended for strangers; it is usually shared with someone who is a close relative or a good friend. The list is shared with people that have a relationship with the person making the list.
• It creates a clear picture of what the person making the list actually needs, be it a material need, an assignment that needs to be carried out or anything to make life better one way or the other.
• The person making the list bears in mind the financial capability of the friends and families that will potentially provide the items on the list.
And to be honest, everyone in life at some point will have to make a wish list, so it can be assumed that this is part of our life. Permit me to show you the ultimate wish list—a list that comprises, I believe, what everyone alive innately wants in life.
You will find the items in the Holy Bible in Revelation 5:12: “Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive POWER, and RICHES, and WISDOM, and STRENGTH, and HONOUR, and GLORY, and BLESSING”.
On this wish list are, no doubt, the seven most-wanted items in life: power, riches, wisdom, strength, honor, glory, and blessing. And guess what? EVERYTHING on this list can be all yours without an exception.
How much will this cost you? The answer is NOTHING! All you need to do is to accept The One who, according to that verse, is worthy to receive (and to give out) these seven items. His name is Jesus. When you accept Him as your personal Lord and Savior, you accept all these ultimate goodwill items for all eternity!
The Bible says in Romans 8:32, “[God] that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?”
The Bible states in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”.
The Bible says in Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”.
Did you see that? It’s a gift! And when you accept the Gift of Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour, you are not only accepting forgiveness of sins and new life, you are also accepting power, riches, wisdom, strength, honor, glory, and blessing—for if God gave you His Son, He will surely give you ALL things!
If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour in the free pardon of your sins. Allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Jesus Christ for your souls salvation from the power of sin and from the punishment of sin in that awful place called Hell. Please pray with me what is called the sinner’s prayer: Holy Father God, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and I admit that I have sinned against You and that I have broken Your Ten Commandments. I have lied before. I have stolen things before. I have lusted after people and things before. I have dishonored and disobeyed my parents. I have taken Your holy Name in vain. For Jesus Christ’s sake, please have mercy and grace upon my soul and forgive me of all of my sins, my failures, and my faults. As I now believe in Your Holy Son the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that He suffered, bled, and died on the cross for my sins, was buried and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and help me to repent of my sins past. Help me to turn from my old, evil life and follow You in the new life. For it is in Your Name I pray. Amen.
Now that you have accepted Jesus, you are no longer a stranger! Jesus knows you and you know Him as well. Listen to His very own words: “I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine”.
This ultimate wish list is yours to enjoy—both now and forever—it’s a complete package! Jesus intends to give you abundant life. He said in John 10:10, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly”.
Jesus has received all of these from His Father and He’s making everything available to you at no cost. Now that you have chosen to develop a relationship with Him, you are welcome to the family of God.
Thank you for listening to this Gospel presentation. If you have decided to trust Jesus Christ as your Saviour after listening to this podcast, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know. To find out more about what you need to do after trusting Christ as Savior, visit GospelLightSociety.com and read “What to Do After You Enter Through the Door”.
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