The Pit and the Pendulum Edgar Allen Poe wrote a frightening story A man awakens in a pit, bound A pendulum above him is a sword Each swing brings death closer “Nevertheless man, though in honor, does not remain; He is like the beasts that perish. “ Psalm 49:12 NKJV
The Pendulum The Clock of Life The Clock of Life is wound but once, And no man has the power To tell just where the hands will stop-- At late or early hour. To lose one’s wealth is sad indeed, To lose one’s health is more. To lose one’s soul is such a loss As no man can restore The present only is our own; Live, love, toil with a will. Place no faith in tomorrow For the clock may then be still Anonymous
The Pendulum Swings for Christians See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:16, NKJV We must walk with God, live for God, serve God now
The Pendulum Swings for Unsaved “... you will seek Me, and will die in your sin. John 8:21, NKJV Those who are religious, but lost Those who put off deciding Do not ignore the Holy Spirit’s voice “ My Spirit shall not strive with man forever” Genesis 6:3, NKJV
The Pit Is Waiting There is no pit for true Christians Only a resting place for the body The soul goes to the Lord “We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:8NKJV
The Pit, A Place of Torment “...for I am tormented in this flame.” Luke 16:24, NKJV The Bible calls the pit Hell It is a place of hopelessness A place of bitter memories A place of fire and brimstone Only those who reject Christ go there!
The Pendulum Stops! Through His death on the cross His burial, and His resurrection Christ’s stopped the pendulum Nor do you face the pit The choice is yours Accept Him today as your Savior