So many people are looking elsewhere for comfort, for security, for doing good works, for being used and needed. God’s Word stands alone for all, in all, and because of all.
Faith. This can be crippling to some who are not really “based” in the Word of God. I know the lights will go on when I turn them on. How do I know that! Well. By faith. Normally when the switch is turned on they go on. So……………But!!!!!
What do you do when someone tells you God is not sufficient for their needs. They need someone or something that will last a lifetime to them – – for them – – with them.
“I will take care of you all of your life. Yes, even when your hair is white with age. I made you. I will take care of you. I will carry you along and be your Savior”. Isa. 45:4
What does all of your life mean? What does hair white with age mean? What does carry you along mean?
“Train up the child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart”. Prov. 22:6
Nineteen words. With in those nineteen words are two words: Child. Old. One word speaks of the early years. The other word speaks of old age. The end years of life. I can vouch for these words. I know of a child who was trained in the way. Not around it right now. But when he is old he will be there. You see, I know for a fact that he was saved. THAT is what makes the difference.
Prov. 22:6 says nothing about the garbage that one can get into between the child years and the old years. Nothing. In the end everything will be alright. Oh. The child has to face the Lord some day but even so, they are saved and all is well with the eternity-bit. Bank on it parent if you don’t exist with a child of yours. Don’t be concerned. The Word stands firm. And ALL is well, speaking with regards to the word Eternity.
Acts 4:12 is where the Lord speaks volumes. He said, “There is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.” No ifs, ands or buts.
Matthew 10:32, 33 reads and I might add Jesus is the One speaking here. “Therefore, whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven. (Verse 34 continues). Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law and a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.”
I would say that is pretty raw material. But it is from the mouth of the Lord Himself. Remember. – no ifs, ands or buts about it AT ALL!!!!!!!! And this is the way it is. Families are separated because of belief in the Lord or no belief in Him as Lord and Savior of their lives. Belief in the Lord takes us one direction. Disbelief in the Lord takes us another direction and never the two shall meet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But then we who believe, while doing the works of our Lord, have total security in these words of Paul found in 1 Thess. 4, beginning with verse 16. “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.” “Those who are alive and remain mean the Christians who have not died.
Earlier in the day I ran across this thought: “It’s not the Will of God, if it goes against the Word of God.”
Satan is the professional liar that is out there in the world today bidding us to come, enjoy now what we want in life. He is a smooth talker – a smooth thinker and never gets tired. He always gives the “best” to us first. God always gives the “best” last. (speaking of eternity)
One thing Satan can not stand is the mention of the blood of Jesus. He knows his future does not look good so he is really going after people. Me included. But when he does I tell him out loud, IF YOU WANT TO REMIND ME OF MY PAST, I WILL REMIND YOU OF YOUR FUTURE. MY PAST IS COVERED WITH THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST!!!!
In God’s Grip