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The Rescue
August 19, 2018

The Rescue

1 John 5:12 The Message
This is the testimony in essence: God gave us eternal life;
the life is in his Son. So, whoever has the Son, has life;
whoever rejects the Son, rejects life. 

Recently the world’s attention was fixated on a group of children and their coach trapped in a cave in Thailand. 17 days in darkness and filth. These children ranging from 11-16 at times had to lick moisture from the limestone walls to survive. Once the means of rescue was set and ready it took 3 days and during the rescue the rescuers had to sedate those being rescued in order to keep them composed.

(News Clip)

Not one of the soccer players, or their coach, said no I don’t want rescuing. Nor did they say I know a better way. Nor did they say staying here is better.

CS Lewis, “the dammed are
successful rebels to the end.”

Those who find themselves in hell will realize they volunteered to be there. The Rescue is for all people all over the world. (John 3:16) Since creation and the fall of mankind the Rescue has been initiated. Isn’t it strange that rebellion always has stubborn selfishness at its core? This stubbornness allows the enemy to deceive the hurting and lost. This rebellion against God demands that darkness is preferred.


1 Peter 2:9,  But you are not like that, for you are
a chosen people. You are royal priests,
a holy nation, God’s very own possession.
As a result, you can show others the
goodness of God, for he called you out
of the darkness into his wonderful light.

Joel 2:32 MSG

Whoever calls,
‘Help, God!’ gets help.
On Mount Zion and in Jerusalem
there will be a great rescue—just as God said.
Included in the survivors
are those that God calls.”

  • My motivation is to understand that God has recruited His Church to be available during the Rescue.

Prov. 24:11, 12 Rescue the perishing;
don’t hesitate to step in and help.
If you say, “Hey, that’s none of my business,”
will that get you off the hook? Someone is
watching you closely, you know—
Someone not impressed with weak excuses.

  • My prayer for you and me is that we clearly see The Rescuing Jesus.

It is so easy to see the problem. I want to see the problem solver! Jesus is the way…

John 14:3
I go and prepare a place for you,
I will come back and take you to be with me
that you also may be where I am. 

Jesus, Come everyone who is weary and heavy burdened. I will give you rest. (Matt 11:28) Jesus is interested and invested in you for eternity!!! During the cave rescue one man lost his life. During our rescue Jesus gave His life. He is our Hope and Way!!!

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