Sunday, July 31, 2016

FOR THE CHRIST-CURIOUS: God Loves And Keeps His Word

At God's timing, we will know the reason for it all.

God loves us, no matter what is happening all around us, and to us.

There is a reason for all of it, and one day, when it is time for God to abolish evil, we will know the reasons. I thank Him that when that time comes, it won't matter to me and many others all the reasons why. We will be ecstatic that the New Heaven and the New Earth have come, and we can live in the presence of God forever and ever.

In the Bible, the story of Noah and The Ark says that he was faithful for decades in warning people that God's plan would be carried out. God had made a promise that he would wipe the face of the earth clean, but he gave all people a chance to escape the terrifying event.

The people who did not believe God continued with their unGodly lives,...

laughing at Noah, secure in their belief that it was all a myth. They were strengthened in their unbelief, because so much time passed with nothing happening. Noah continued to hold fast to his belief, and just as God had promised, in the end he and those who chose to believe with him were saved. Unfortunately, only his children and their spouses believed.

Today, many, many people, possibly the majority of peoples, believe that the story of Noah, and the Bible itself are myths. They believe that all that Christians like me say are myths, delusions and fantastical fiction.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
John 3:16 NKJV

If you would like to be sure that you are Saved, say this simple prayer:

Jesus, I believe that you are the Son of God, and the only Savior as it says in The Bible. Come into my heart, and save me now. I confess all of my sins to you and believe that you died for me so that I can come to know God. I believe and I receive all that you have for me. Thank you for my new life. Show me the way and help me to understand. Thank you that I don't have to fear death anymore, and that I have eternal life in you. 
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David C Brown said...

Amen. After the flood "Jehovah smelled a sweet odour" from the offering. He looked forward to Christ!

Artsy Craftery Design Studio said...

That's an interesting perspective, David. "He looked forward to Christ." Will you elaborate a little on that? Don't remember ever hearing that statement. Thanks!

David C Brown said...

From the very beginning God knew that His Christ, the One we know as the Son, would come into this scene. Every offering truly offered looked forward to Christ's sacrifice - so God was looking forward to the time when atonement would be made and His heart of love could be made known to guilty sinners.

Artsy Craftery Design Studio said...

That is very true; every offering provided for man's atonement was a type of Christ, imitating the perfect, unblemished sacrifice of The Lamb. You are right. Not until then could God's heart be perceived, because he loved the world so much, that he gave us his Son, so that anyone who chose to believe could receive eternal life. While we were sinners, Christ died for us. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. God bless you and your family.