Thursday, June 5, 2014

THE LAST WORDS (of Famous and Infamous People) - VIDEO TEACHING

The final words, before a person leaves this life for eternity, tells a lot about that man or woman and how they lived their lives on earth. The last words of most people also reveal where they will be spending that eternity. For the person who has made peace with God, found forgiveness and accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, his or her last words would mirror those of the Apostle Paul in 2 Timothy 4:7 "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the Faith". 

For the many others, their last words are troubling as they face accountability they were never prepared for! The actor (and Hollywood cult figure) James Dean said as he died in the crash that killed him "my fun days are over". John Keynes (who gave us Keynesian economics) said "I wish had drank more champagne". The painter Picasso said "drink to me". All of these and more were reflected lives, fruitful and productive as they were, lived apart from God and the Word of God. These men were all leaders in their own fields.

However, of the greatest leaders in history was Moses. His last words are summarized in the entire book of Deuteronomy, which is an amazing account of what God did for His people. But some of his final words should serve as an example for all of us to aspire to do likewise, no matter what field, vocation or career God has called us to, and placed us for such a time as this. 

Moses said in Deuteronomy 32:46-47 46 "he said to them, “Take to heart all the words by which I am warning you today, sthat you may command them to your children, that they may be careful to do all the words of this law. For it is no empty word for you, tbut your very life, and by this word you shall live long in the land that you are going over the Jordan to possess.”

The Word of the Lord is LIFE.  If you and i want to have inspiring and encouraging final words like Moses and Paul here, how do we do it? Please watch the following program:

This teaching, from one of my first PLUMBLINE TV shows explores this concept of "FAMOUS LAST WORDS" a little deeper. May it help in the understanding of the need for each of us to have that right relatioship with God which will leave a legacy of Faith, Hope and Love to our loved ones.

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