The Promises of God. Are they for today?
As a child, in Catachesm class, I would ask the Priest or Nun, Who, What When Where and How?
The answer much of the time was:
“It’s a mystery.”
“Or God moves in mysterious ways.”
“Or, we will never understand His unsearchable riches.”
“We must accept GOD’S WAYS, ARE NOT MAN’S WAYS.”
I listen to Talk Radio, there is one host, who refers to the Bible often.
I believe, he is a believer, but, he is positive that God is not all powerful.
His reasoning is, an all powerful God would never let 911, or the Holocaust happen.
He is sure of this.
He has no concept of Freewill.
Quite frankly, there are a lot of Christians who do not understand Freewill, either.
We have Freedom, to make our choices, as the Angels did. Satan, chose wrong, (his pride was too strong), and was kicked out of heaven, along with a third of the Angels.
Some believe, once saved always saved. If someone turns back to the world, after accepting Christ, they were never really saved.
Really? Do you realize even John the Baptist, questioned his faith?
Can you not envision a tragedy, a loss, in your life that could make you doubt?
Have you not questioned, the Lord’s will and ways in your life?
I can understand, someone hurt, then being deceived, and walking away.
(Their Freewill. Or even the Prodigal).
Someone thinking the old life was better.
The Father never chased the rebellious, he was always welcome home, but He did go find the lost.
We see the Hebrew people, Wanting to turn back all the time. Even as God preformed signs, wonders and miracles daily.
I can not understand, someone who has surrendered to the Lord. Not Being Saved. (Now that, to me is scary).
That said, what about Signs, Wonders and Miracles today?
What about multitudes trying to get into our services, because the Power of God is present?
What about people healed by our shadows?
That is what happened to the early Church.
How did we lose this Power?
We have seen that God’s Promises, are Yes and Amen.
That Jesus sent the Comforter to teach us and bring all He said and did to our remembrance.
He showed us the Holy Spirits Promise, we have left His Gifts on the shelf.
The Church has lost the Power of the Kingdom of God.
What? In the 400 years of captivity, do you really believe God was silent?
Or was it, no one, was ready to give all, as Moses did.
Is David the only man, after God’s heart?
David, Moses, Abram, Peter, Paul and Mary, all exercised their FREEWILL.
THEY GAVE THEIR ALL TO GOD.
Saints, God has not lost His Power, His Might, or has changed His mind. He would have all men come to a saving Knoiwledge, of Him.
The Lord always used Signs, Wonders and Miracles to draw people close. He then allowed their Freewill to work.
He is the same, yesterday, today, and tomorrow. It is up to us to give our all to Him. To fast and pray, to walk in obedience.
His promises are still viable, we just need the will to grasp and use them.
We must, “Take the Kingdom by force.”
Acts 2:38-39 (KJV)
“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
For the promise is unto you, and to your children? , and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.“
His promise is alive today. Find a Promise, hold on to it until it blossoms in your life.
Go out and do the Work of the Ministry. Amen