Eternity Comes For Us In The Blink Of An Eye, Are You Ready?

We go through our lives, thinking we have tomorrow, thinking we will always have food on the table, and always have our health. And one day, in the blink...
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Today, something happened on the street that we have never seen before, and it got me thinking.

“But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?” Luke 12:20 (KJV)

Nearly every Saturday, for the past 4 years, we have preached on the streets in the oldest city in America, Saint Augustine, Florida. During that time we have seen just about every situation you could possibly imagine. We have preached in the hearing of over one million people and handed out hundreds of thousands of gospel tracts. Many have gotten saved, prodigals have come home and many people with overwhelming burdens have stopped to ask us to pray with them. But today, something happened that we have never seen before.

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Please pray for this man to make a full recovery after his fall today.

We had been preaching for about an hour, the streets were filled to overflowing and the weather was flawless. The Lord once again was blessing our efforts and the gospel tracts went out by the hundreds. All of a sudden, about 40 feet away from us, a group of people had formed around an elderly man who had fallen down. I immediately ran over to see if I could help, but was not prepared for what I saw when I got there.

The man’s arms and legs were swollen, his neck and face thick and bloated with blood pouring out of his body from 4 or 5 different places. One particular gash on his lower right leg looked like flesh had been removed with a melon ball scooper. Blood was all over his body and all over the sidewalk. I reached into my pocket, grabbed my phone and called the paramedics. As you see in the above photo, they arrived very quickly, bandaged him up and brought him to the hospital. No one had any idea what caused his wounds. One moment he was seemingly fine, and the next down on the ground and bleeding like his body just popped open in multiple places like gunshot wounds. Crazy stuff. And it got me thinking.

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We go through our lives, thinking we have tomorrow, thinking we will always have food on the table, and always have our health. And one day, in the blink of an eye, everything changes. That’s why the Bible command to go into the highways and byways, preach the gospel, and tell them about eternity, about Jesus Christ and their need for salvation is so important.

“And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.” Luke 14:23 (KJV)

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NTEB is run by end times author and editor-in-chief Geoffrey Grider. Geoffrey runs a successful web design company, and is a full-time minister of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. In addition to running NOW THE END BEGINS, he has a dynamic street preaching outreach and tract ministry team in Saint Augustine, FL.
  • Brother Geoffrey, we ordered some of your Gospel tracts last month, and have been handing them out in the Orlando area. People are very receptive to them, and we are praying that they will visit your website and read the excellent articles that all of you at Now The End Begins
    publish.

    We love you and appreciate your preaching The Word in St. Augustine!! We don’t have much time left to win others to Christ.

    • Amen and thank you, sister! The war is real, the battle is hot and the time is short. To the fight!

    • Sola Scriptura

      Glad to hear I have some fellow believers handing out tracts in Orlando!! I spend my days on west colonial, OBT and in pine hills handing out tracts, giving out Bibles and teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. Bless you all. This city needs repentance and salvation.

  • MRH

    All of a sudden, about 40 feet away from us, a group of people had formed around an elderly man who had fallen down .. One moment he was seemingly fine, and the next down on the ground and bleeding like his body just popped open in multiple places like gunshot wounds

    @ Geoffrey: So you actually saw the man before his fall to ground, and he looked fine then? Why didn’t the crowd folk dial 911? Bizarre calamity! Did he recover? Any news link? Curious as to his weird extreme wounds, considering minor fall 😉

    • Yes he walked right past us, then all the commotion started. It was the weirdest thing, none of the people around him had a phone so I used mine to call. For just a trip and a fall on the street, he had wounds all over him and blood was everywhere…

      • MRH

        I believe you dear brother, and I bless you for your holy help (911) 😉 But can you provide future news unto his bizarre blood bath? For certain, a common fall into the street could not cause such severe injuries? At most maybe a strain or bruise, or maybe broken bones? Can you please research and provide further news unto strange event? 🙂

  • John Baskette

    PRAISE GOD! Brothers & Sisters: LETS “GO” Let it be more than a Holy thought, LET IT BE ACTION!

    In Christ;
    John

  • “And whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in my name, I will do it.” Oh, Geoffrey, Geoffrey, Geoffrey! By your description, it sure seems a demonic attack had overtaken that man! (As you know, this happened in the Bible). You should have called the Great Physician instead of 911! “With God all things are possible.”

  • Sola Scriptura

    Heaven is real and it is forever. We must turn from sin to Jesus Christ as he is in the word. We must rid ourselves of the things that make us money, yet lead us into sin. Money is Satan’s temporary salvation. It is a deceiver and helps us justify our sins when we do things that make us money yet slowly pull our hearts to wickedness. Cut it off and cut it off now…while there is still time. God is not mocked. We will reap what we sow. Check Hebrews 6:4-8 on true believers remaining in sin.

    We MUST lay down our lives for Jesus Christ, and especially the things that enrich us, to show Jesus that we are willing to lay down EVERYTHING that entangles us in sin. That is a great way to love Jesus in spirit and truth. We must prove our repentance by our deeds as Paul says. Flee sin my brothers and sisters no matter the temporal cost.
    This is a little taste of what heaven will look like:

    http://followingjesuschrist3.com/2014/12/18/heaven-your-best-life-later-part-2/

    • MRH

      “Check Hebrews 6:4-8 on true believers remaining in sin”

      @ Sola Scriptura: Maybe you should read the passage context: 💡

      Heb 6:4-6 KJV – For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

      Heb 10:26-27 KJV – For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

      These two passages are difficult, unless you understand the context. The implication is that Jesus was the final sacrifice, that one can’t repent twice. Also Hebrews as well as James, are direct messages to Israel, not to the church 😉

      • Sola Scriptura

        I’ve got a 75 more passages that say the same thing as Hebrews 6:4-8. Once saved always saved is the wrong context to look at a turn from sin to Jesus Christ…it isn’t a decision, it is a life turned from sin to the only one who can save us. The dispensation thing is also an easy way for those who have fallen for americanized salvation slogans to dismiss good solid instruction for believers from Paul, James, Peter and Jesus.
        The last half of Luke 12 and the last half of John 14 (and really, the beginning of John 15) make it clear….Jesus ain’t doing technicalities. The road is very very narrow. I could quote verses all day on this but I will lay out about 75 in the writing linked below. Do not be deceived by our ill christian culture and teaching. If you remain in sin, you will not inherit the kingdom of God. I am NOT a sinless perfection guy…I’m just saying that as we are transformed by the spirit and push the word of God into us…sin will slowly start to push out. If you set aside the dispensation issues, you will see that the entire New Testament screams the truth that following Jesus isn’t a prayer or a decision…it is a heart turned from sin to him. Do not be deceived. God will not be mocked:
        http://followingjesuschrist3.com/2015/02/10/grace-obedience-and-salvation/

        • MRH

          “Once saved always saved is the wrong context to look at a turn from sin to Jesus Christ…it isn’t a decision, it is a life turned from sin to the only one who can save us”

          @ Sola Scriptura: Maybe you should read your bible better? 💡

          FYI conditional salvation is 100% false doctrine, and as well destructive to a Christians spiritual growth. For it plants seeds of doubt and fear, which is harmful to us in our walk. For there is no way we can escape all sin except in death or rapture.

          FYI we are no longer under the OT law but under Gods NT grace. To lose our salvation would require God taking back his holy gift from us, and God does not do such. If you think otherwise, then you live under a curse, which has been abolished by holy blood!

          Furthermore we are all still sinners by the flesh, just not in the Spirit. We become Gods children by obeying the gospel message, not by being and remaining perfect. Only Jesus was without sin, though was faced with temptation as we.

          Of course we will all still be judged by our whatever works, just not unto salvation hope anymore for the true born again Christian. A false Christian is actually only a faith pretender, for prestige and glory in the world, and there are many such impostors.

          The reason the holy road is narrow, is because salvation is a hard call for many folk, because their heart blinds their eyes to it. They consider the bible and God a myth, but worship science and evolution. Which many of us once did, until we repented unto God.

          The majority of the population are on the wide road (death); unbelievers, non-Christians, sinners, tares, children of Satan, etc. The minority of the population are on the narrow road (life); believers, Christians, saints, wheat, children of God, etc.

          P.S. The Jews still blindly follow the law in vain for their salvation, while continuing to reject the NT and Jesus. The tribulation will violently awaken them from their deep slumber, causing many Jews and varied others to convert.

          • Sola Scriptura

            I think you must re read scriptures – not in the context of your own understanding but purely and clearly. ALL scripture is God breathed and is useful for training, teaching, correcting, rebuking and training…..even the scriptures written to the jews. Fortunately we were warned about departing from God, willfully disobeying God and falling away in Colossians, Galatians, 2 Peter, 1 John, along with the gospels and Hebrews(5 times in Hebrews).

            Paul, Jesus and Peter warn us about the dangers of falling away and actually “departing” from the living God. You may not like it. It may not fit what you have been taught. Your pastor may not agree with it because it may cut down on the numbers he says he’s saved…but it is true. No one can snatch us from Jesus and we certainly can’t earn our salvation. But we can depart from God and we can willfully and rebelliously refuse to obey…both of which disqualify us for the prize. It is a narrow road, not a simple prayer. It is a heart turned to Jesus from sin, with successes and failures, but with our eyes firmly on the prize….Jesus Christ our Lord.

    • MRH

      “No one can snatch us from Jesus and we certainly can’t earn our salvation. But we can depart from God and we can willfully and rebelliously refuse to obey…both of which disqualify us for the prize”

      @ Sola Scriptura: Are you saying that if we sin we are departed from God? In that case we are all fallen away, since we all still sin. And as thus heaven will be empty except for Jesus, since none are righteous but he.

      Rom 3:10-12, 23 KJV – As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. … For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

      Now regarding those whom depart from the faith or God, heed the context 😉

      Mar 13:22 KJV – For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

      2Co 11:13-15 KJV – For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

      Gal 2:4 KJV – And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:

      1Ti 4:1-3 KJV – Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

      2Pe 2:1-3 KJV – But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

      1Jo 4:1-3 KJV – Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

      P.S. No true Christian can depart from God, only false ones or pretenders. But then they are not saved to begin with, so nothing to depart from 😉

      • Sola Scriptura

        I am not saying that. We will all sin til’ the day we die….but as we turn to Jesus in our hearts and push the word of God into us, slowly, but surely, through the Holy Spirit, sin starts to get farther and farther away. Then new sins show themselves…deeper sins of the heart(vanity, greed, etc.) and we surrender those to Jesus and ask him to take them.

        My point is that 75 plus verses say we can depart from God or fall away from God …even if we have partaken of the holy spirit. That is scriptural my brotha. The problem in america is that we take a man made phrase like “once saved always saved” and we jam every verse we read through that man made framework, instead of taking all 75 verses that say otherwise and reading them at face value. But we are too smart to actually read scripture as it is aren’t we? We over dispensationalize and then take 3 or 4 verses that agree with what we think, ignoring the 75 that disagree.
        Scripture trumps man. No one can snatch us from God, but we can depart or fall away. We can’t depart from something that we weren’t joined with.
        If your life and heart are turned to Jesus you are saved, even if you stumble. If you are just looking for a free pass to heaven then or an excuse for sin after a long life of following him then you are in trouble. If you accept Jesus, follow him for years and then decide homosexuality is what you want, then you are definitely not saved. You have departed from the living God. Perhaps Jesus’s explanation of the parable of the sower explains it best…even though that was written to the jews. :()

      • MRH

        We will all sin til’ the day we die .. No one can snatch us from God, but we can depart or fall away. We can’t depart from something that we weren’t joined with”

        “My point is that 75 plus verses say we can depart from God or fall away from God …even if we have partaken of the holy spirit

        “Perhaps Jesus’s explanation of the parable of the sower explains it best…even though that was written to the jews

        @ Sola Scriptura: Then according to scripture, we are all damned? Also partaking of the Spirit is not quite the same thing as being sealed by the Spirit. IOW many folk attend church for years, for varied reasons. But does going to church mean one is saved? Salvation is a matter of the heart, not a game of religion.

        A true born again Christian is sealed unto redemption, regardless of their sin struggle. And all sin is SIN no matter the type, but only one sin can’t be forgiven. And that one fatal sin is blasphemy of the Spirit. Which a true believer can’t do. For to commit such, one would have to regress to unbelief. Forsake the faith. Become heathen. Could you do such? I certainly couldn’t.

        Regarding the parable of the sower, it was written concerning OT law. Which is contrary to the NT grace plan. In fact Paul states that former things are for our learning only, not as rules to abide by. So I don’t doubt your 75 verses claim countering OSAS, but I’m guessing most are prior to Acts? And if so, then they regard the OT law, and of which includes the Gospels. Paul’s epistles mostly regard the church.

        P.S. I’d suggest that you put your focus into Paul’s message to the church, and stop trying to mingle things with the OT law game 💡 😉

        • Sola Scriptura

          …And my brotha – I suggest you take the Bible as it is and don’t try to filter it through the lies you have learned in this selfish and wicked nation. 🙂

  • Derek Spalding

    I thank God for the way your ministry has touched so many , and has opened my eyes to how my life touches others whether good or sometimes bad , I prefer the good . I once lived on st George st and spent many afternoons walking those same streets your witnessing on. I continue to pray daily for your ministry and will be there this fall and will join in reaching out to people. Thanks again and God bless .
    In Christ, Derek

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  • Gloria

    Hello Geoffrey from Nigeria. I’m always happy to see people with the passion for souls. I evangelise in buses, tricycles and streets here in Lagos. I would love to purchase your tract. Indeed, a lot of strange things are also happening here; these are really the last days before the return of our Saviour.

  • Awe, this story makes me Cry for this man!!

    A BIG AMEN to Brother in Christ Jesus Geoffrey 😀 Amen, keep Spreading the WORD OF GOD OUR FATHER who art in HEAVEN!!

    YESHUA-JESUS CHRIST LOVES YE ALL FOREVERMORE!!

    Love Always and Shalom,

    Kristi

  • Tommy Clarke

    Greetings Brother Geoffrey in the mighty name of JESUS. I was called by God two years ago to preach in the jails and prisons. This also has become on the street in my daily life. I would really like to be a part time person in your street ministry in ST. Augustine. I am solid in the fundementals of the faith and in love with the LORD JESUS. I hope to hear back from you amen.

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