God’s Presence with Us . . .

Recently I began a series of posts herein relative to the Lord’s presence in His creation. I want to continue that a bit this morning.

Do you realize that the Bible both begins and ends with God being present with people . . . and is actually quite active in their lives?  In Genesis we are told that God created mankind and He walked and talked with them in the cool of the day. He came to see about them after their encounter with the enemy. We learn in Genesis of God’s interaction with Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, and several others. Then in Exodus we learn of God’s involvement with the man Moses and the Jewish people. Then, throughout the Old Testament, we learn of God’s presence in the lives of numerous people. Just to name a few: Samuel, Saul, David, and the list just goes on and on.

Then, in the New Testament we are told of the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ . . . Emmanuel . . . that being, “God with us.” We are told repeatedly that Jesus came to save us from our sins . . . and to show us the Father. Throughout the New Testament, we see God actively working in a large number of folk’s lives: Peter, James, John, and the other nine Disciples, the Apostle Paul and his collogues, young Timothy, and others reported to have served in local Churches.

Today, we are repeatedly assured in the Scriptures that God is active in our lives . . . and in fact that He literally indwells Believers. We are told that the body of a Believer is literally the temple of the Lord and the Believer’s heart becomes His throne! I know that is certainly true in my own life.

Then, in Revelation, we learn that the curtain on human history on this earth as we know it closes as the Sheep and goats are separated. The sheep are taken to dwell in Heaven with God forever . . . and the goats are delivered to a fate too horrible to even attempt to describe.

The great truth of the Bible is that God does exist, He did create the universe, He is active in His creation . . . always has been . . . and always will be . . . that we all started off as goats, but because of God’s grace and mercy, we can be transformed into sheep . . . but we must do it in the method He prescribes.

My encouragement to those who read this post . . . I beg you to investigate this important matter and call upon the One who wants to be involved in your life (John 3:16, Romans 10:9 – 10; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Revelation 3:20). Moreover, call me at 361-790-6952 . . . let’s have a cup of coffee and discuss it!

Be wise, be prudent, be alert . . . be prepared . . . the game will come to an end at a time when you least expect!


 

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