A couple years ago I met a guy who we will refer to as W.L. in the Durham County Jail. W.L. was a member of the Folk Nation Street Gang. We really hit it off and he had such a passion for the things of the Lord and to see other men come to JESUS! I spent a great deal of time with W.L. with discipleship and helping him in life. I reached out to help his girlfriend, her kids and her mother. I was doing whatever I could do to help him because he was busy reaching others for JESUS in the jail. W.L. had a good heart but just had never had good guidance in his life. It came time for him to go to court and I told him that I would be there to speak to the judge on his behalf. I told the judge and court room that day of W.L. being a changed man and that I felt strong that he would get out and be a positive influence in a community that he had gang banged for years. I made sure to prepare him for when he got out. I told him that he could not go back to doing the things that he was doing before.
W.L. got mad at me when I told him that one day that he would have to give account for every word that he spoke.
Matthew 12:36 And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak.
I brought up that he lied straight out to the Lord and that he would pay for it if he did not repent of the sinful life that he was living. I continued to hear the lifestyle that W.L. was living from family members and people on the streets. He not only fornicated with the mother of his child but was also fornicating with other women, he was back to carrying guns and having shoot outs with rival gang members. His life was full of sin! I tried to find him on the streets but never was able.
I visited other inmates then when I was leaving the jail there sat his girlfriend. She told me that W.L. had been shot the end of last year and that he had lost half of one of his legs. THE FRUIT OF SIN! W.L. could have lived a good life in the Lord if he would have stuck to his word. Now he goes to federal prison crippled and leaves three kids that love him behind. I pray that he repents along with his girlfriend so they do not end up in HELL! I pray that they will turn from being lovers of sin and turn to being lovers of JESUS!