As a tree falls so shall it lay.

Eccl: 11:3 If the clouds be full of rain they empty themselves upon the earth and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north in the place where the tree falleth there it shall be.

We die as we live.

1. When a tree falls, it destroys anything that is near it.
2. When a tree falls it crumbled to pieces.
3. When a tree falls it lays and it will rot.
4. When a tree falls, it falls as it lived.
5. A tree will not change in an instance.

1. When we fall we not only hurt ourselves but we hurt all those around us, all those that had faith in us to be secure in God, to be trustful and faithful to his word. Everything we taught them and lived before them will forever be in their minds. When we falter they lose trust in us and their faith in God. We are responsible for all those around us. So before you fall think, have you lived a life that leaves blessings or cursing.

2. When we give up on life we crumble, we fall to pieces without Christ and his faithfulness to help us. There is no life in us but the life of Christ.

Gen: 2:7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul.

In the beginning he breathed life into the body of man and we have passed that breath of life down from generation to generation. Without this life in us we are dried like the tree that is not cared for.

3. When we separate ourselves from Christ and others that are Christ like we lay and rot, we are no longer any good to others or God or even ourselves. What inspiration is there but to fellowship and have peace in our hearts, the kind that comes from Him.

4. When we fall or when we die, we die as we lived, the memory of how and what we did is still there, everyone remembers what we said and what we did as we lived. As a person lays in death, he is how he died, no change in his life. The instant the breath leaves we are laid to rest, we fall we die and we are .

5. Our life does not change on the way down, there is not time to change on your way down. When in the mist of a fall to death there is no time, minutes turn into seconds as you head for the bottom.

1 Cor: 15:50-52 Now this I say, brethren that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. I show you a mystery. We shall not all sleep but as we shall all be changed, in a moment in a twinkling of an eye at the last trump, for the trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised incorruptible and we shall be changed, for this incorruptible must put on incorruption and this mortal must put on immortality.

As you can read corruption will not inherit incorruption. Corrupt means dishonest or evil. So you cannot put on in-corruption if you die in corruption. We must believe and trust in death bed repentance and depend on it for our love ones.  We must convince them to know that God is real and hope and pray before it's too late they will say, "yes I believe", and then know they are on their way to heaven. I would hate to think of waiting till the last minute to give my life to Christ. A lot of people know about him but know not of him. Our hearts want to feel like our loved ones are going to be there, but how can we be sure. Donít wait till you are ready to fall or you are dried up inside and of no use to anyone.  Reap a harvest now, enjoy the glory of God and all his benefits now.  Get that peace and passive understanding in your heart now. Donít take a chance on someone else taking you into heaven. When the Lord calls or Death calls, you will leave here, You will leave as you fall, enjoy the glory now, donít leave here without any treasures laid up in heaven. I feel there are rewards in heaven according to our deeds here on earth. Jesus had a favorite disciple, do you not wonder what that disciple did to become his favorite? I think he had a pure innocent heart, I think he showed the Lord how much he loved him. I think he stood by the Lord and did all he thought to be good and right. God loved Moses so much he talked mouth to mouth with him. And in another scripture he said this.

Exodus: 33:11 And the Lord spoke unto Moses face to face as a man speaketh unto a friend.

There is a difference. God is no respecter of persons as far as salvation is concerned but he is a respecter of persons when it comes to his children and children of the devil. You canít be both, either you are one or the other.

Matt: 6:24 No man can serve two masters for either he will hate the one, and love the other or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Mammon is the wealth of this world and all that is in it.

If you live for the devil until you know you are breathing your last breath and then all of a sudden decide you want to be saved, how do you think that makes the Lord feel? First of all you donít decide, the Lord decides, He deals with your heart unto repentance.

Rom: 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shall believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead thou shall be saved.

Now if you believe in him you will live for him, donít be deceived by someone that says "Oh, I believe in him", and then go on in a life of sin. They are deceiving themselves and trying to do the same to you. If we believe in something we will stand by it, we will stand for it. I know you are thinking maybe as you read, what has this got to do with a tree falling, well we are like the tree. The Lord is the roots to the tree as he is to us. As we grow we are nourished in him and our branches spring forth twigs that turned into more branches and it goes on and on. To me the twigs are fruits that we have led to the Lord or have made an impact on their lives. If we nourish the man with blessing and things of God, it will show. Those who die in Christ live in Him. Just be careful of how you live, donít depend on death bed repentance. The Lord is waiting always by your side and in his heart wanting you even at the last minute, but why take the chance of him not dealing with your heart, do not be deceived God is not mocked, what so ever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Reap a harvest here. Donít take a chance on falling and just decaying, have fruit to leave behind and scatter blessing as you go down, leave memories that will fill peoples heart with joy unspeakable. Accept him early, give the Lord something to give you treasures for. Live to make the Lord proud to stand before the throne and say, "Father this is one of ours."

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