DEFINE YOUR LEGACY!
MAX JUKE was an atheist who married a godless woman. Some 560 descendants were traced, three hundred and ten died as paupers, 150 became criminals, seven of them murderers, 100 were known to be drunkards and more than half of the women were prostitutes. The descendants of Max Jukes cost the united state of American government more than $1.25million in 19th century dollars. JONATHAN EDWARDS was a contemporary of Max Jukes; He was a committed Christian who gave God first place in his life. He married a godly young lady,and some 1,394 descendants were traced. Two hundred and ninety-five graduated from college of whom thirteen became college presidents and 65 became professors. Three were elected as united state senators, three as state governors, and others were sent as ministries of foreign countries, 30 were judges, 100 were lawyers while one was the dean of an outstanding law school, 56 practiced as physicians and one was the dean of medical school. 75 became officers in the military, 100 were well known missionaries, preachers and prominent authors and another 80 held some public office of which 3 were mayors of large cities, one was comptroller of US treasury and another was the vice president of the united state. Not one of the descendants of the Edward family were a liability to the government. That is quite amazing, you said ! Here is the gospel, Jesus said “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten son of God-John 3:18”. Life without Christ is in shambles, lacks direction, full of confusion, in the state of dilemma, and living under eternal curse. But when you faithfully give or re-dedicate your life to Jesus, the result is ever glorious with relative peace in your heart, you will cease to continue to carry the burden of sin, now walking in freedom and translated into the kingdom of our lord Jesus christ. And that marks the beginning of great flows of all-round covenants of God in you and through your generations and life eternity! Jesus declared in John 14 verse 12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My father” Did you hear this, incredible! Praise God! You becomes light that illuminate and power that creates things that are glorious transcend through your entire generation. God bless you!-Dr G O Oyedepo.