February 6, 2018
Years ago two men were sitting in the stands of a Billy Graham crusade in London. Before Graham got up to speak, the men were discussing the possible motivations of this American evangelist. Was he a money-grabber? Was he a sensationalist? Was this a cult? They didn’t know, but they were discussing him quite critically.
Then Billy Graham got up to preach. And in his simple, sincere way of teaching the Word of God, the mighty Holy Spirit of conviction fell. When the invitation was given and hundreds of people started to come down the aisle, the man turned to his discussion partner sitting beside him and said, “I don’t know about you, but I’m going forward to give my heart to Jesus Christ.” The man next to him said, “And I’m going with you. And here is your billfold. I’m a pick-pocket.”
That is the power of the Word of God! Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” What a life-changing book is the Word of God!