A MUST READ..... THEN YOULL KNOW...!!!! The Shiny Handle...... So often we strive to“grab” the brass ring of Life as opposed to grabbing the brass handle of Salvation. In the Holy Bible we read, “I saw the dead… small and great standing before God’s Throne of Judgment.’’ And the books were opened, and another book was opened, which is the book of Life! And the dead were judged out of those books. [Revelation 20: 12] This is evidence that God keeps a record of ALL we do! A young man from Washington State was spending some time in the islands of Hawaii, when one night he had a dream,He felt GOD had given him this dream...and I would like to share it with you now, and how it transformed His life to Evangelize. He said In that place between wakefulness and dreams, I found myself in a large room. There were no distinguishing features, only the one wall covered with small filing cabinets, they were like the ones in the libraries that list titles by authors or subjects in alphabetical order. But these filing cabinets which stretched from floor to ceiling, seemingly Endless, in either direction, they had very different headings on the boxes... As I drew near the wall, the first file to catch my attention was one that read, “Girls I have Liked. I opened it up and began flipping through the files, at once I quickly shut it! Shocked to realize that I recognized ALL of the names written on each of the cards. Without being told, instantly I knew exactly where I was…inside this quiet room with all its small files was a catalog system of My Life! Here were written all the actions of my every moment in this life on Earth! Big and small in every detail, my memory could not even match its exactness. But, there it was a sense of wonder! A curiosity coupled with horror began stirring within me as I began randomly opening filing drawers and exploring their contents… Some brought me joy and sweet memories and yet others a sense of regret and Utter Shame, so intense that I would look over my shoulder To see if anyone was watching Me. Then, I looked in a file named “Friends I have betrayed” which was next to a file named. . . . Friends I have helped on Earth. “The titles ranged from the mundane tasks to the out right “wild, Lies I have told, “Money I have stolen, “Comfort I have given to grieving people and Gossip I have spread that hurt others in the process. Some cards were almost scary in their accuracy, even things I’ve yelled at my parents and other things that I could not laugh at...NOW ! as I once did. Things I have muttered under my breath about my boss and co-workers, I never ceased to be amazed at the contents of God’s files. Often there were many more cards than I expected and sometimes there were fewer than I had Hoped…. I was overwhelmed by the sheer Volume of the life that I had lived.! Could it be possible that I had the time in my 35 years to have written each one of these hundreds of thousands, possibly millions of cards of life's events? But each card confirmed this truth, they were all signed with my own signature! Then, when I pulled out the file marked T.V. and “Songs I have listened to. I realized the volume of time I spent listening to hour after hour of music and T.V. alone or day after day on my cell phone texting or playing on Facebook,... as opposed to telling others about JESUS! and what He has done in my Life. The cards were packed so tight in this file and yet after two or three yards, I had not even found the end of thatfile, it went on and on! I shut it and I was ashamed,Not so much by the quality of the music or T.V.shows I had watched, but more by the vast amount oftime wasted in My Life. I knew that this filerepresented lost time for spreading the words ofJesus Christ.“Like He said in the Bible, “take the gospel to the“streets and tell other’s the “Good News” for theirsake! [“Why don't WE do this? WHY? ] Then I came toa file marked Lustful thoughts, I felt a chill runthrough my body, with my heart pounding through mychest.I pulled this file out only an inch, not willing totest its size and I drew out a card.I shuttered at it’s detailed con-tents, I felt sosick to think that such a moment like this had been“Recorded” but there it was in black and white.!For all to see….Then, suddenly I went into an almost animal likerage, only one thought dominated my mind, THAT NOONE must ever see these cards! I have to destroythem at once. In an insane frenzy I yanked thefile out! It’s size did not matter to me now! I hadto empty it out and burn all the cards to hidemy shame.But as I took the file at one end, and beganpounding it on the floor I could not dislodgeeven a single card! I became desperate to coverit up.I pulled out some of the cards to destroy them,only to find out they where stronger then steelwhen I tried to tear them up! Defeated and utterlyhelpless! I then returned The cards back to theirslots, then leaning my head against the wall… I letout a long excruciating sigh and then, that’s whenI saw it! The title of the file next to me said…“People I have shared the Gospel of Jesus Christ with.The Handle of this file was Brighter than thosearound it, Newer, Shiny and Almost unused." I sat there for a second and as I pulled the drawerout of the cabinet, a small box fell right into myhand! Not more than three inches long, in this box,I could count the cards that it contained on onlyone hand and then, that’s when the tears cameto my eyes.I began to weep and sob so deeply that a hurtstarted way down deep inside my stomach and shookall through my body, as I fell to my knees andcried out of the shame and guilt of it all.The rows and rows of all the filing cabinets startedSwirling in my tear filled eyes, “No one must everknow of this room or All the things I did!...but mostof all, the things I DID NOT! DO for JESUS!...I mustlock the room up and hide the key forever. But thenas I pushed away through my tears.I suddenly saw him appear “Please NO...not Him! NOT.. Here.! in this room...anyone but JESUS!I watched helplessly on my knees as He walked over andbegan to open the files and read out loud all of mycards, One by one “ I couldn’t bear to watch Hisresponse to what He had read on my cards and at thatmoment I could not bring my self to look upon Hisface and when I did, I saw a sorrow Deeper than my own...He seemed to intuitively go to the WORST boxesin my files, WHY ? Did He have to read everyone? Finally He turned and from across theroom He looked at me with such pity in HisEYES.But this was a pity that didn’t anger Me.I dropped my head and covered my face withmy hands and began to cry again. He walkedover and put His arms around me, He could havesaid so many things but He didn’t say a word,He just cried with Me... Then He got up andwalked back to the wall of files and startedat one end of the room.“He took out a file card and one by one beganto sign His Name JESUS, over my name on each of the cards, No! I shouted … Rushing to Him,all I could think of to say was Nooo! No! noooo...as I pulled the card from His hand Ithought, “His name shouldn’t be on thesecards! but there it was written... in Red, so Rich so Dark” so Alive the name of JESUS covered My name, it was written with Hisblood! He gently took the card back, He smileda sad smile then continued to sign the cardswith His name, I don’t think I’ll ever understand how He did it so quickly, but then,in the next instant...it seemed, I heard Him closethe last file draw-er shut ! He placed His hand on Myshoulder and said... “it is Finished,” I thenstood up from the floor and He led me out ofthe room, “Forgiven”...!Have you ever wondered, how God look’s at yourlife? Jesus tells us that every idle word thatwe speak we shall give an account of on theday we die and to be judged by God!...[Matthew 12: 36 It’s our job as a Christian tofirst come to JESUS and then to Go out! andtell others what He has done for us!… So whatare you waiting for??? You can’t hide the wordof Jesus from others - Oh! “YES, and if youdo!… you will have to answer for it atjudgment ! [Matthew 25: 14-30 (talent is theword of God!)Jesus said to go out and tell everyone abouthim it’s as simple as that! Put TRACTS likethis one on Someone's car, desk at work orseat at a sporting event or college campusetc…. it’s that EZ... to talk about Jesus... Doit daily…. Someone has all ready paved the way!When this tract was written for you My friend in Christ. You just have to make copies and pass them out for the “Lord ” Let it not be said I was silent when in need…!Let your handle of Sharing the Gospel…. bedull, not shiny and untouched on your day ofJudgment ! and may God bless you as you tellother’s about…. Jesus.