SCRIPTURE TEXT: “The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; There is no one who does good” -Psalms 14 : 1
I serve a Risen Savior, He’s in the world today; I know that He is living, Whatever men may say; I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer, And just the time I need Him He’s always near.
Refrain: He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today! He walks with me and talks with me Along life’s narrow way. He lives, He lives, Salvation to impart! You ask me how I know He lives? H e lives within my heart.
In all the world around me I see His loving care, And though my heart grows weary I never will despair; I know that He is leading Through all the stormy blast The day of His appearing will come at last.
Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian, lift up your voice and sing Eternal hallelujahs to Jesus Christ the King! The Hope of all who seek Him, the Help of all who find, None other is so loving, so good and kind.
“Why should I worship a dead Jew?” This challenging question was posed by a sincere young Jewish student who had been attending evangelistic meetings conducted by the author and composer of this hymn, Alfred H. Ackley. Mr Ackley’s answer to this searching question ultimately prompted the writing of this popular gospel hymn, He lives.
The composer answered his inquirer: He lives! I tell you, He is not dead, but lives here and now! Jesus Christ is more alive today than ever before. I can prove it by my own experience, as well as the testimony of countless thousands. Mr. Ackley’s forthright, emphatic answer, together with his subsequent successful effort to win the man for Christ, flowered forth into song and crystallized into a convincing sermon in hymn on “He lives!”
So he sat down at the piano and voiced that conclusion in song. He says, the thought of His ever-living presence brought the music promptly and easily.
A prolific writer, David J. Stewart, once said “Are you ready for the incontrovertible proof that Evolution is a big hoax? The fact of the matter is that evolutionists don’t have as much as one single shred of evidence to support their bizarre claims. This fact alone is incontrovertible PROOF, that evolution is the biggest educational fraud ever fabricated.” Even Charles Darwin himself, unquestionably the father of Evolution, admitted that they had NO PROOF of the “Origin of the Species” But Christians have proof. The Bible says in the book of Genesis that in the beginning, God created heaven and earth. Unquestionably, God is the creator.
Prayer point: Pray for atheist, they do not believe in the existence of God.
SOURCE: INSPIRING STORIES BEHIND OUR BEST-LOVED HYMNS