My wife and I lived in England doing mission work in 1978 and ’79. While there, the news media reported a ten year old paperboy had been found dead along a dirt road in the country. Police asked that anyone on that road that day report to them. A mother and daughter went to the police saying they had been on that road but saw nothing unusual. In fact, while they were leaning on a fence looking out over a meadow, they heard a car, turned and glanced at it, and that was all. They couldn’t remember the make or even the color of the car.
Under hypnosis in separate rooms, both the mother and daughter were asked about the car. They were able to give the police the make and model, the color of the car, the license plate number, the color of the interior, and even the color of the drivers eyes! The murderer was captured.
All this information was recorded in the mother and daughter’s minds from just a momentary glance at the vehicle. They were unaware of it, but it was there.
This incident brings to mind Romans 14:12, “Each of us shall give account of himself to God.” We may forget, but our entire lives are still in our minds. We will personally reveal it to God at the Judgment, whether it be good or bad (2Corinthians 5:10). We will be held accountable for every sin that has not been cleansed by the blood of Christ by means of obedience to the Faith (Romans 1:5; 16:26).
The cleansing blood of Christ flows only through His Body, which is His church (Colossians 1:24). Are you in contact with the cleansing blood? (1John 1:7). — Toby Miller
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