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Thought from the Word

March 27, 2017

A THOUGHT FROM THE WORD

Jeremiah 28:16

“…this year thou shalt die…”

"This Very Year You are Going to Die!" This message was preached by Samuel Daviesat Princeton College on January 1, 1761. The author died shortly after, on February 4—at the age of 37! Thus in a way—he preached his own funeral sermon!Here is a short paragraph of the message:
“YOU may die this year! And should you die this year—you will be forever cut off from all the pleasures of life! Then farewell, an everlasting farewell to all the mirth and gaiety, to all the tempting amusements and vain delights of earth!If you should die in your sins this year—then you will not only be cut off from all the flattering prospects of this life—but from all hope entirely, and forever! You will be fixed in an unchangeable state of misery; a state that will admit of no expectation but that of uniform, or rather ever-growing misery; a state that excludes all hopes of making any accomplishment, except as the monuments of the vindictive justice of God, and the deadly effects of sin!Does it not rather befit you to turn your thoughts to another inquiry, "Is it possible for me to escape this impending danger? Where, how, whence may I obtain deliverance?"I am proud to say that yes you can escape this impending danger. It is done by receiving Jesus as your Savior.If you would like more information please contact me.

Thus says the Lord—I am about to remove you from the face of the earth!