Father, I was baptized as a young child and always went to church. One day, I found a gospel tract that brought true conviction when I read Yeshua's words found in Matthew 7:
13Enter in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in there:
14Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads unto life, and few there be that find it.
15Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit.
18A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19Every tree that brings not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them.
21Not every one that says to me, L-rd, L-rd, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22Many will say to me in that day, L-rd, L-rd, have we not prophesied in Your name? and in Your name have cast out devils? and in Your name done many wonderful works?
23And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.
That Word pierced my heart, and I knew I would be one of those who would hear You say, "Depart from me. I never knew You." I suddenly realized Your holiness, Your sovereignty. True repentance led me to surrender. I bowed the knee to You, a Holy G-d, and my life changed forever. Thank you for that day. Thank You for opening my eyes to the Your Truth.
I pray for my daughters, their husbands and my grandson to have the teshuva (repentance) that leads to salvation and obedience to You. I pray for them to know You, the Holy One of Israel, Yeshua Hamashiach.
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