Tax Time


      It is that time again. Some people dread the awful tax season while others welcome it. Now is the time when all accounts are settled with the Internal Revenue Service. Either they owe you money or you owe them money. Whichever the case the account must and will be settled.


      "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad." (2 Corinthians 5:10.)


      There is coming a day when God will settle the accounts of all those who have ever lived on this earth. Some dread such a day. Others welcome this event. The decisions made by the great judge on this day are irreversible. There is no extension that can be filed. There is no appeal process. All accounts must be settled in full on that day.


      Each account is based upon the way each person spent his or her life. If a person lived a good life then the record (book of life) will show that. If a person lived a wicked life then the record will indicate that fact. The record will be accurate and complete based upon each person's actions while on earth. Just as on tax day, the good and honest person has no need to fear the Judgment Day.


      In preparation for that day there is one person there who can help you. It you are a Christian, this advocate is standing by your side to help you before the Supreme Being. We are told in 1 John 2:1-2 "My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world." Jesus stands in the gap for all who have personal relationships with him. "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven." (Matthew 7:21.) There is a great day coming. Will you become a Christian today so you will be able to say "Come, Lord Jesus"?


- - - - Josh Webster