Thursday, April 19, 2012

“A Message to Young People that May be Caught Up in Violent Lifestyles”

In Memory of Marvin L. Buckson, Jr. (Lil’ Marvin) 

Foundation Scriptures: “Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.”
Proverbs: 10: 6

“The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the forward mouth, do I hate.”  Proverbs: 8: 13

...“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. For by me your days shall be multiplied, and the years of your life shall be increased.” 
Proverbs: 9: 10-11

“These six things do the Lord hate; yea, seven are an abomination unto him. A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood. A heart that devises wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, a false witness that speaks lies, and he that sow discord among brethren. My son, keeps your father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of your mother:”
Proverbs: 6: 16-20

“The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covers the mouth of the wicked. Hatred stirs up strife’s: but love covers all sin.” 
Proverbs: 9: 11-12
“Hear you children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.” 
Proverbs: 4: 1

“Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. Blessed is the man that hears me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoso finds me finds life, and obtain favor of the Lord. But he that sins against me wrongs his own soul: all they that hate me love death.” 
Proverbs: 8: 33-36

“Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more than the hearts of the children of men?” Proverbs: 15: 11

“Whoso keeps the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man’s heart discerns both time and judgment. Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him. For he know not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be? There is no man that has power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither has he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.”
Ecclesiastes: 8: 5-8

"Children, obey your parents in the Lord for this is right. Honor your father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; that it may be well with you, and you may live long on the earth." Ephesians: 6: 1-2

In Memory of: Marvin L. Buckson, Jr. 
Young people take heed and beware of choosing to make wrong decisions! Beware of hooking up with people that may have evil agendas towards you. If the company you keep does not promote and deposit good into your life then that person is either up to no good, and does not mean you any good. There is an evil influence just waiting at the door to snatch away your souls into a world of hurt that usually leads to the path of death and destruction. God wants you to make right choices and to do that which is right that your time on earth will be prolonged.

Remember, that the Lord loves you and has purposed you to live a long and successful life until He calls you home at the appointed time. Think twice and seek the Lord before making any more wrong choices! The Lord does not want you to become another statistic like my beloved nephew Marvin Buckson who was violently killed recently. Yes, he was gunned down with multiple gunshots to the head and left for dead with his blood crying up from the streets in anger to God.

Another young man snatched away and taken by the evil intent from the hearts of those violent perpetrators’ that chose to do bad over that which is good and right. Another senseless killing that leaves behind a grieving father and mother, children, stepmother, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, and many other extended family, friends, and friends of the family. Another young person who will never have that opportunity to help raise his child or watch him or her grow up too become successful by having the chance to that which is right! Another young black male statistic cut off way before his time…and is now gone to soon!

The ‘fear of the Lord is truly the beginning of wisdom’ and I admonish each and every young person whose eyes should happen to fall on this message to take heed…Fear the Lord, and keep his way and do that which is right.

If you are caught up into violent street gangs pray and ask God to deliver you out! If you have not yet called on the Lord for salvation. Remember that your hands is too short to box with God, and it will be hard for you to kick against the pricks. Turn over your stubborn wills and submit to God. REPENT from your sins and confess the Lord Jesus who loves you unconditionally. All that means is that you can change your mind from doing evil—and accept the Lord Jesus Christ to be able to do that which is good through believing on him, and confessing him as your Lord and Savior. You will feel a heavy burden taken off of your shoulders and, “you” and your family will now be covered under the righteous blood of Jesus Christ.

Don’t wait until its late because we know not the day nor the hour when our Lord comes…nor do we know when will have to leave this earth in death. At least you will know upon accepting the Lord Jesus that your name will be written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, and to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. True believers when they die they sleep in the Lord until the Lord awakens them at the last day. They do not die a second death but it is risen from death to eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord! Think about it…young people and heed the warning to do that which is right and live life everlasting even unto death and beyond! #

Instructions:  (Read these scriptures aloud and meditate on them daily)  
John: 3: 16-21; John: 3: 36; Romans: 6:23; Romans: 10: 8-13 and verse 17; Romans: 12: 1-2; Acts: 2: 21; and Acts: 2: 38; Ephesians: 2: 8-9; Ephesians: 6: 10-18. Hebrews: 11: 1-2; Hebrews: 11: 6

--Min. Devon Wilford-Said
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