From A Prison Cell

Many years ago a guy named Eldon was a sitting duck for demonic angels. He was continually  breaking God’s Commandments. The lusts of this world was his passion. But for some these satanic demons break loose and really control their host. As scripture says (1 Peter 5:8) “Be sober and vigilant, your adversary, the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour”. When one ignores this word of God and becomes NOT sober and vigilant, terrible things can happen.

But I am talking about the “old” Eldon. The one who has been destroyed and no longer lives. There is a new Eldon whom it is my delight to tell about. Let’s look at this GREAT turnaround.

I often receive much Christian literature during the week. I enjoy reading the latest in God’s work. About 2 months ago an article caught my eye. It was from a 3abn magazine about a prisoner who had been watching 3abn and became alive in knowing about the “true” gospel of  Jesus Christ. His eyes and ears became open and truths such as the Sabbath became very clear and real to him. He became a changed man.

You see once we receive and understand God’s REAL TRUTH we become as His word says (John 8:32) ” You shall KNOW the truth and the truth shall make you free”. Free indeed! Even a locked up man  is now free! He has peace and comfort knowing that every day that goes by is another chance to work for God in his short “mist of time”, compared to eternity! And Jesus , the great counter, adds them up and rewards every one according to his work.

So as I read this story the words of the Lord came into my mind (Matt. 25:36) “…I was in prison and you came to visit me”. I tried to picture myself “IN HIS SHOES”. I wondered was anyone reaching out to this guy? Here he was telling this great turnaround story, the LEAST I could do was to write and encourage him. (Luke 22:32) “….When you are converted, strengthen your brothers.”  I am a converted “new” man and therefore our Lord says to make strong our brothers. This was something I decided to do.

So I wrote him and basically told him I was with him in spirit and how happy I was for him to have found God’s truth. He no longer had to search around for the “true” gospel of Christ–He KNEW it! At first, after 3 or 4 weeks and not hearing back from him, I began to think ” Well, I haven’t heard anything , maybe I said something, or it got lost”. Then his response came.

My spirit soared  as I read his lengthly letter. He told of how he is working among the 1350 men in his prison to show the truth to men who are hungry for it. How he has been tranformed from that old sinful man to a new creature of God. It became clear to me that all he needed was alittle “outside” help ( in the form of literature, DVD’s, and such) then he would be armed in spiritual material to make even more headway in winning some souls in there.

After reading that first letter back I knew God had placed a small job before me. Afterall what is 2 or 3 hours of our life every month to reach out to a brother who is ready and willing to do God’s work in a prison! Praise the Lord, for men like Eldon! The following are some writings from Eldon.

He writes  ” Do you think your church or any groups in your area would consider adopting us as a mission site”? There’s an awful lot we could do here with just alittle  outside help. There are so many souls on the line here and these men need to discover God’s truths in their own bibles.”

So it is with hope and prayer  I’d like to ask if any of you would like to become a pen pal and spiritual helper for someone in prison. Eldon  can provide names of some of the guys who would be very thankful even to just hear a “hello, how you doing” note.

Our Lord knows these men have made some wrong decisons but they can be helped and eventually brought into God’s kingdom!  Amen!

6 Responses to “From A Prison Cell”

  1. tericolorado Says:

    Rob, that is so right on! Thanks for sharing that story and presenting the need. If we turn our backs on the prisoners, we are turning our backs on Jesus. Count me in, brother! And….I have another friend that I will try to recruit.

  2. godsloveandlaw Says:

    Thank you Teri, you are an answer to prayer! God has worked through this post. Praise to the all seeing all knowing Lord! Will get in contact. Yes, Jesus watches how we treat the “poor” in spirit and often these men are broken. With some encouragement and the Holy Spirit some of these can see the light for sure! Rob

  3. Ashley F. Says:

    This is such great news, praise the Lord for such lives! Would love to be a pen pal only thing is, I’m overseas. If it can be done electronically, then COUNT ME IN!

  4. godsloveandlaw Says:

    Thank you Lord! Ashley, I am so happy to read your comment. I will email you as soon as I hear from Eldon and get you a brother in prison you can correspond with and encourage in our Lord, God will bless you for visiting “Jesus” in prison, amen!

  5. Ashley F. Says:

    Hi Rob! I just really praise God this evening as I sit here typing this note.! I thought I’d completely lost the tracks to this site, but thankfully I bookmarked it.. lol! I don’t know why I didn’t think of it earlier. Anyway, bad news, my hotmail account has been hijacked so now I have completely no access to it 😦 …. Anyway, life goes one.. If you are still looking for volunteers, please let me know. My new email address is =) Hope to hear from you soon and happy sabbath (on our side of the world *Philippines*)

  6. godsloveandlaw Says:

    Ok Ashley, no problem. Will use your new emial to send info. Thanks again for “visiting Jesus” in prison, Lord continue to guide your paths.

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