The World's Darkest Hour, Part 6 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 440 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 807 since Jan. 1, 2016)
 
Honoring and giving glory to God and Jesus Christ, and remembering their servant Billy Graham by preaching an adaptation of one of his powerful messages.
 
TEXT: Matthew 26:36-39:
 
36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.
 
37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
 
38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
 
39 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
 
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Jesus suffered greatly in the process of His crucifixion. First, He suffered tremendous physical pain. He was beaten, spit on, and whipped before being taken to the cross. Then, He suffered tremendous loneliness -- not only the loneliness of solitude and abandonment in that hour, but throughout His life on this earth, he experienced the loneliness of sorrow, the loneliness of character, and finally, on the cross, He experienced the loneliness of sin.
 
The third element in the bitter cup that Jesus had to drink was tremendous mental anguish. Jesus had previously quoted the prophet Isaiah. He knew He had to suffer. He knew something about the affliction of the day of His crucifixion and the night prior to it in the garden. He knew what was going to take place, and, naturally, He was suffering much anguish as He thought about that suffering.
 
Millions of people around the world are suffering mentally. Millions have psychological problems. Thousands are in mental institutions. Thousands of people today are confused in their minds. I want to tell you that Jesus can touch your mind if you will let Him come in. Many of our mental problems are the result of spiritual separation from God, or the result of idolatry -- setting up someone or something else as god. Mental unbalance, many times, is the result of putting other things before God.
 
Wherever you are, thousands of people are suffering mental anguish. It is not just an American problem. It is a world problem. It is the problem on Cyprus, it is the problem in the Middle East, it is the problem in New York, it is the problem in Chicago, it is the problem in the Far East, it is the problem in India. Thousands of people are searching their souls. Their minds are tortured and bewildered, wondering what is the right thing to do in a complicated situation.
 
I tell you Christ, is the answer. Come to Christ. Come to the foot of the cross and let Him touch your mind and your heart. Let Him relax your soul. Only when Christ touches the minds of men will we have love for our fellow man, as love knows no bounds, and we shall love our neighbours as ourselves. Would to God that all of us could come to the cross and see in Christ a solution to all the problems that bewilder us and confuse us. Mental anguish may not be your problem right now. There may be some other problem in your life, but you still need Jesus. You need Christ. The country needs Christ. The world needs Christ.
 
If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Him for Salvation from sin and Hell.
 
First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God's law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God."
 
Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: "For the wages of sin is death…"
 
Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."
 
Now that is bad news, but here's the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.
 
Romans 10:9 & 13 says, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved… For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
 
If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.
 
If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the Cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read "What To Do After You Enter Through the Door". Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, "I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture."
 
If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please email me at dw3@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.
 
God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.