Elam was determined to get this through. The last robbery of their career. He had convinced his twin brother for them to quit robbery since their kids were growing old. “No one wants to lay a robbery example for growing children” was the last statement of their conversation. Ham agreed grudgingly simply because he would not want anything to separate him from his twin. They had even joked of dying together sometime.
This last time they were not lucky. As Ham grabbed the bag of gold before their exit, the town sheriff who was drunk arrived the scene. He raised his weapon and shot an arrow at Ham. (He would not have dared shot any of them if he were sober. The twins were dreaded among all the gangs in Jerusalem). Elam pounced on him and twisted his neck. He died on the spot. However, because of Ham’s injury, the duo could not move quickly. Elam would rather die than leave his brother in that condition. It did not take long before the mob caught up with them. They arrested the dreaded gang for the first time.
After their judgement, and pronouncement of a death sentence by crucifixion, they were smiling at one another. “Our wishes will finally come true; we would pick it up from where we left off in the afterworld…if there is anything like that”.
The most interesting aspect of the twin’s short lives was this: They would be crucified with the most talked about man in Jerusalem. The man called Jesus. The twins had always been intrigued about the man Jesus and as He hung on His cross between them, Ham could not help but to continually laugh at Him. “He saved others but cannot save Himself”. Elam rebuked him strongly. “This man is no sinner. He is suffering as an innocent man unlike us. Then he turned to Jesus and said. ‘Lord remember me when you come into your kingdom’”
That last request by Elam was the only thing that separated the twins. Elam went to Paradise the same day while Ham went another way. They are never to be united again.
The testimony of Elam says IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO FORSAKE SIN AND ACCEPT CHRIST. ACCEPT HIM TODAY.