Ed Tripp went to church, but he never really connected with God. There was no personal, intimate relationship between him and the Lord.
Finding himself in prison, he now had a lot of time to think about his life up until then, and his conclusion? His life was a total mess! Everything he tried to do, it seemed, turned into one big mess. God is the MASTER of taking our messes, and turning them into one glorious MESSAGE for His glory, and it was in that lonely prison cell that Ed cried out to God: 'Lord ' If you can do anything with my mess ' I give it to you.'
That was the moment in time when Ed most likely became spiritually BORN AGAIN, in that he came to realize that God didn't create any of us to be our own self-appointed Lord and King and Judge. He created each of us to make it our number one purpose in life to please HIM ' not to try to figure out some angle to try to get Him to please US. That seems so simple, doesn't it, but it sometimes takes a lot of pain and hardship to surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ ' the ONE who Co-created us (Along with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit) ' the ONE who died on the Cross to pay full penalty for all of our sins.
Friend ' if you have never heard that God HIMSELF (in disguised human form) died on the Cross for ALL your sins ' the biggest favor you can do for yourself is to seek God as to WHY that is such a big deal.
Exactly how BIG of a deal is it? It's the difference in where you will spend eternity. The Bible is very clear that there are only TWO options: Either we will spend eternity with God in heaven and experience eternal life and joy ' or we will spend eternity away from God's presence, which will be hell, and we will spend it there for all eternity in eternal torment. Please don't waste another moment being disconnected from your Creator, lost in your sins. He's waiting for you with open arms to give you life, willing to not only forgive you, but to help YOU find purpose in your life as WELL that you will never discover any other way!
After Ed's release from prison, having no specific direction from the Lord as to what he was to do with his life ... something rather astonishing happened. Out of a sequence of events, God birthed a "food ministry" in Ed's life, and as of this video taping, Ed is distributing food to Food Pantries all around the western Michigan (Grand Rapids) and surrounding area.
Dear Reader - are you at peace with God? If not, you can be. Do you know what awaits you when you die? You can have the assurance from the Holy Spirit that heaven will be your home, if you would like to be certain. Either Jesus Christ died for yours sins, or He didn't (He did!). Are you prepared to stand before God on the Judgment Day and tell Him that you didn't need the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the Cross to cover your sins? We plead with you ... please don't make such a tragic mistake.
To be at peace with God; to make certain heaven will be your home for eternity; to make certain that you are in right-standing with God right now ... please click here to help understand the importance of being reconciled to God. What you do about being reconciled to God will determine where you will spend eternity, precious one. Your decision to be reconciled to God is the most important decision you'll ever make in this life.
LORD - IF YOU CAN DO ANYTHING WITH MY MESS - I GIVE IT TO YOU
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