6/28 Those Who Believe

Date: Thursday June 28, 2012
Today's ChaptersPsalms 94-102
Message Title: Those Who Believe
Hello My Friend,

I have been thinking a lot about creation lately as I read through the Book of Psalms, science thinks it has everything figured out, but in reality, they do not have a clue. Oh, they can give you the scientific version of how a baby is conceived and born, but they cannot explain creation. No one can possibly explain how a person or any other life on earth is created, and to believe that we have just evolved into who we are today is just absurd, someone would have had to even create the spec that started it all. We alll have a Creator and that is God, but being created my God does not mean that we are all God's children. To be a child of God, one needs to know His Son, Jesus Christ. “
According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.” - Ephesians 1:4,5,11,12.

This is nothing new, since God created man all had to look to Jesus to be one of His children, even Adam and Eve had to believe in Jesus (See Genesis Chapter 3). God really does want every person to believe in His Son, if He has to place affliction in someone to prove to them that He is God, He will, and let me tell you, until you are faced with affliction you really do not know the power of God. The psalmist reminds those who believe that although they may be afflicted God will never cast them away. 
He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know? The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity. Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law; That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked. For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.” - Psalm 94:9-14.

Those who receive Christ receive God's inheritance, which is the Kingdom of God, while they may suffer from time to time, whether it is due to something we caused on our own or if it is just in God's will, we are still God's, and will not be cast into the pit for the wicked. “
He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” - Revelation 20:21,7,8.

One day all nations will know Christ, those who reject Him now are in for a rude awakening, and sadly, we who are saved have to endure some of the affliction placed upon them, but we will be saved from judgment. Jesus is coming, sooner than we think, 
whether or not people believe that, and He is not asking for anyone's approval, He's just coming and all His wrath with Him. Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people. For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens. Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.” - Psalm 96:3-6,13.

Anyone can escape judgment, s
alvation is made available to everyone that believes in and receives Christ, the poor, rich, healthy, crippled, happy, sad, black, white, Jew, and Gentile (anyone not a Jew). God gives all a chance to now His Son and be saved. The LORD hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen. He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.” - Psalm 98:2-4,9.

It's sad that people go through such lengths to prove something they can never prove. They could have received knowledge to find a cure for a disease or teach people the truth, instead they chose to question God's existence or worse, try to make a god of themselves. Those who believe do not question God's existence nor how they are created, they just know they are one of God's and not only His creation, but His child as well. 
Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.” - Psalm 100:3-5.

I remember growing up I learned of things like reincarnation, mother nature, astrology, and evolution, which then was just about monkeys, I couldn't believe what I learned after not being is school for twenty years. All of it lies, all of it was wasted space of the brain that could have been used to receive truth and keep me from making a lot less mistakes over the years. We who have experienced all these things and more are testimonies of the amazing mercy and grace of God. He loves us all and longs for all to know the truth and He uses us to reach those who are unknown to the truth so they do not have to suffer like we did. 
And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation. Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.” - 2 Corinthians 1:7,21,22.

People can deny creation, they can deny God, and they can deny Christ, but none of that changes the fact that they die and be cast right into hell only to be resurrected to face a second death much worse than the first. 
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” - John 3:3,18,33-36.
Today's Prayer: (taken from Psalm 101) God, I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing. I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me. A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person. In Jesus' name. Amen. 
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