Under New Management
Across large portions of the world’s map could be written: “Under New Management”
Satellite and puppet nations have been subdued and conquered. Leadership has been forcibly changed. Thank God that in Canada and the U.S.A., the basic principles of the original constitution have been maintained.
When a store or other business establishment changes hands it is often indicated by a sign on the front reading: “Under New Management.” It may be that there had been dissatisfaction or even failure under the former owner. With the new management, there are new hopes, new incentives, and probably new profits.
Perhaps your personal life and your home should change hands to come under new management. Is the controlling force in your life what it should be? The inventor and producer of a machine knows most about it and can best operate it. God made you and He is most qualified to control you.
The you that has been trying to run your life is not competent. There are habits, passions and burdens over which you cannot gain the victory. Some unclean habits may grip you – and even though you realize they present a formidable barrier to your pleasing God, you are powerless to change them. Whether you consider your bad habits legitimate or not, if they have you in subjection like a servant, if they “boss” you about waste your time and money – you need to be Under New Management!
Are you one in whom the lust of temper has domination? The Bible says: “Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God… and your members of instruments of righteousness unto God… To who ye yield yourselves servants to obey his servants ye are to whom ye obey” Romans 6:12,13,16.
Does your temper often explode? Do you cool off to find that great injury has been inflicted in the hearts of others? The power to overcome it will come with new management. Down deep in your heart is there unrest and dissatisfaction with life? Perhaps you sense an emptiness or burdens seem too heavy to bear. All these things may be true under present management, but it need not remain so.
My friend, there is One, Jesus Christ, who knows all about you and has the ability to meet your every need.
Peter, the impetuous fisherman, was once a blasphemer, but under new management he was able to say, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ… (Who) hath begotten us again unto a lively hope” I Peter 1:3.
Saul of Tarsus was a murderer – he was very religious, but not godly. Upon turning to Jesus as Saviour and Master he became a new man under new management and wrote, “I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day” II Timothy 1: 12.
You too, under new management can be sure of Heaven after this life and be free from sinful domination right now, if you will confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that God raised Jesus (after His crucifixion for our sins) from the dead you shall be saved according to Romans 10:9,10.
“Saved” means rescued, delivered from the final destiny of those who manage themselves. The tried and proved heavenly Manager is at the “door” of your life. Hear Him. “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me” Revelation 3:20.
Join the millions of all ages and many nations, who, being saved through faith in Christ and obedience to God’s Word as their code of ethics, have voluntarily placed themselves Under New Management.