Monday, 13 June 2016

God and You Unlimited

Scripture: Revelations 19 v 5 - 6:  
"And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye His servants, and ye that fear Him, both small and great.  And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth."

Our God is omnipotent, He is all-powerful!  There is nothing and no-one who can come against Him and defeat Him.  He has always existed and He will never die.  His kingdom will last for eternity, and you will be part of it.

1 Corinthians 2 v 9: "But it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him."

God is limitless.  Look at the night sky and all you can see through the strongest observatory equipment, and you have only been able to see a small portion of the still expanding universe.  And He chooses to love us and send His Son to save us, when He could have sent the flood and wiped out every living thing on Earth, and never given us another thought.

Yet He raised up prophets, judges, teachers, apostles to guide and discipline us.  They were inspired by Him to write the 66 Books of the Bible so we could have a record of His dealings with man, His patience, His truth, His limitless love.  He has prepared a life in Heaven for us of such magnificence that the wealthiest Solomon's cannot even imagine it.

Jesus is with us, and in our hearts, we talk with Him as often as we like.  He is God's Son, the absolute best of God's ability, who was sent here to die the most agonising death, so that we could make it back to Heaven.  It is God and you unlimited!  Your life matters to God, even if you can't believe you are worth it.  

When you know Jesus, He is the full expression of the Father, full of tender mercies, compassion and understanding.  He has been tempted by Satan without ever yielding to sin.  He did this as a man and not as God, to show us that with Him in our hearts we can resist sin too.  We can discipline our minds and bodies to obey the Lord and live acceptable lives in God's eyes.

There is nothing you cannot do when God is with you.  If He has  a calling on your life, He will equip you in every way to fulfil it.  He will bless and encourage you through everything the world or Satan throws at you to distract you.  You will never be alone.  So do not be afraid to venture forth with confidence when you are about your Father's business, and even if it fails in a worldly way, God will have achieved His purpose.

Atheists and sceptics view the crucifixion of Jesus as a massive failure!  And yet it was the fulfilment of what He came to do.  They don't believe in His resurrection so they fail to understand the mighty power of our Father, who would not leave His Son in the grave.  He will never leave us nor forsake us, so have faith that when you have to go through trials, He is carrying you.

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, there is none like You!  Thank You for the life we have now and the promise of an absolutely profound eternity.  Raise us up to do the work together that will bring multitudes home with us.  In Jesus' name.  Amen.