May 23, 2006

Pitney Bowes and God

Pitney Bowes engineers the flow of communication,
God engineered the way of salvation.

Tonight, I played in a softball game against Pitney Bowes. During the game I was thinking how could I relate the message of the Gospel to these guys in such a way that would be simple to understand. Thankfully, through the Holy Spirit, it was revealed to me during the game. I would like to thank Mike Silva for teaching this at the School of Evangelism that I attended in April last month.

Pitney Bowes is known as a company that “Engineers the flow of communication.” The company provides a product, a postage machine, to process envelopes with a postage stamp on it to be successfully delivered to its intended recipient.

God is like Pitney Bowes where He has engineered the way of salvation. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6). Sounds to me like God engineered a way for anyone to be delivered to God through Jesus Christ.

The bible says that a person is able to enter the Most Holiest Place (Heaven), by the blood of Jesus. (Hebrews 10:19) The blood of Jesus is like a stamp on our soul that has cleansed us from all sin in our life. His blood makes us a priority package to God that will be successfully delivered to Him at the end of our lives.

The bible says that God has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation (Colossians 1:13-15). The bible mentions again that we have redemption through the blood of Christ, which forgives us from our sins, according to the riches of God’s grace. (Ephesians 1:7).

The red ink on an envelope signifies that the postage has been paid to deliver the mail and the blood of Christ signifies to God that the debt of sin has been paid for by Jesus’ death on the cross. No one can be successfully delivered to God, to enter heaven, without the stamp of Christ’s blood marking our debt of sin, paid in full. Every person on earth is like an envelope. Every envelope most often contains something inside of it for the recipient to receive. If we are like an envelope that is addressed to God, to go to Heaven one day, Jesus must be inside of us, the envelope, and the envelope must be stamped with His blood to successfully deliver us to God in Heaven.

If we were to try to send ourselves to heaven without the stamp of Christ's blood, God will look at each person, (the envelope) and say, "Return to sender. This has not been stamped properly in order for me to receive you into My Kingdom and inherit eternal life." Likewise, Jesus said, "On judgment day many will tell me, `Lord, Lord, we prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.' But I will reply, `I never knew you. Go away; the things you did were unauthorized." (Matthew 7:22-23, NLT).

God desires that each person to choose to be with Him in Heaven (
John 17:24), but the responsibility to choose to be with God is ours and ours alone. No one can choose to send us to Heaven to be with God.

To God, every person on earth is a priority package and He wants you to be successfully delivered to Him. Do you want to make sure you are successfully delivered to Heaven and not returned as "undeliverable" because you do not have the stamp of Jesus’ blood to cover your sins?

If you do, then please click here to visit a website from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association to learn the steps you need to take to have peace with God. When you have done this, you will have been stamped by the blood of Jesus to be successfully delivered to God when your time to live eternally comes. If you have taken these steps toward having peace with God, I would love to hear from you. We'll play Pitney Bowes again on Tuesday June 27th at 6:00 p.m.

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