Reverend Billy Graham Has Gone To His Reward

Reverend Billy Graham Has Gone To His Reward

Reverend Billy Graham Has Gone To His Reward

The Reverend Billy Graham has died at 99 years of age. He has earned his reward and has finally heard the words he so longed to hear:

Matthew 25:21 King James Version (KJV)
21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Billy Graham was born into a very religious family and, according to his website, was a reluctant Christian. He accepted Christ at age 15 and then:

In a time of burgeoning modernism, of science and philosophy, Billy Graham walked in the woods one night seeking God’s direction for his faith. The answer? The Bible – sealed by a prayer: “Father, I am going to accept this as Thy Word – by faith! I’m going to allow faith to go beyond my intellectual questions and doubts, and I will believe this to be Your inspired Word.”

While Billy Graham shied away from claiming every storm or human condition as God’s judgement, he believed that civil rights were human rights. As you survey today’s landscape look on this video and see the hopes of these two men, who were good friends and brothers in Christ:

While Vice President Mike Pence is mocked today for not meeting alone with women who are not his wife and conversing with God, Billy Graham considered these to be a normal part of life. And, Graham had four rules, not just the meeting with women rule:

Billy Graham’s Rules
Graham saw his less-discussed rules, accompanied by the oft-reported on rule centered around sexual immorality, as a way to address common problems of personal and ministerial integrity.

1. Operate with financial transparency

2. Avoid even the appearance of sexual immorality

3. Avoid criticizing other pastors and churches

4. Be painstakingly honest in all publicity

Wow. What a servant of the Lord! He has surely earned his reward.

Long before it became a thing, the Reverend Billy Graham had youth rallies.

Early Billy Graham Youth for Christ Rally

Known as the Pastor to U.S. Presidents, the first President that Billy Graham met was Harry S. Truman. The first President who he counseled was Dwight D. Eisenhower about Little Rock. The last President to meet with Reverend Graham was Barack Obama who went to North Carolina in 2010 to meet with the then 91 year old Graham.

Billy Graham and his beloved Ruth

Graham’s beloved wife Ruth died in 2007 and one can only think what a happy and joyfilled reunion they are having with their Lord and their friends.

Being a servant who is due his reward requires humility, patience and love. Billy Graham was a servant who kept to his charge and earned his reward.

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