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Final Appeal (41 of 41)
Series: The Unveiling
• Reading the last recorded words of the Bible, I am reminded of God's infinite patience with as well as His effort and desire to bring His salvation to mankind. The patience and love of God reaches just like Andre Crouch expresses the blood of Jesus reaches. "It reaches to the highest mountain and it flows to the lowest valley. The blood that gives me strength from day to day, it will never lose its power." In these last words of the Bible, God doesn't lose His power, but certainly, in these final words written to mankind can we find God's final appeal.
• Think about our system of jurist prudence. If you get arrested for some crime, you have a right to a trial by a jury of your peers. If you are found guilty you have the right to an appeal. In fact, you can (and people do) appeal their cases all the way to the Supreme Court. However, the trail ends there. Once the Supreme Court rules, the decision stands. Can you imagine being a lawyer standing before the Supreme Court arguing a capital murder case? Can you imagine knowing that if you failed, your client would be put to death? Is it safe to assume you would be a little 'passionate' in your appeal before and to them?
• I'll never forget the story that James told me. As you know he is an Ole Miss fan. Years ago, a friend of his who lived in Columbia, Mississippi, was supposed to get James tickets to a home football game. It's a long drive from Columbia to Oxford and this man was a private pilot. The weather for this flight was suspect and the man was indecisive about whether to fly or drive. His mother appealed for him to not fly, but drive. Finally he said, "I don't want to drive it, so I'll fly." He never made the game. They found James' tickets in his coat pocket when they found the plane.
• My question: Do you think his mom would have made a stronger appeal if she had an inkling of the finality of ...
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