Our Protector And Provider

Ultimately, who protects us? Is it our guns? Is it our dogs? Is it our fancy security system? Is it our fenced in yard? Is it our local Police Department? All these things may help, but ultimately it’s God.

If someone wants to break into our home, they’re going to. All of the things I listed above can be overcome, but God cannot be. The fence can be scaled, the dog can be overtaken, the security system can be over run, and it takes the Police how long to arrive? The list goes on and on.

2 Samuel 2:23 “The God of my rock; in him I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my savior; thou savest me from violence.” (Bible Gateway 2020)

Psalm 18:2 “The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.” (Bible Gateway 2020)

Also, I believe God allows us to have the success that we have. How many times do you thank God for everything in your life? We need to remember to thank God for our family, for keeping them safe and healthy. We should thank God for our jobs, our homes, and our property that we are borrowing from him for the time we are here on earth. We should thank God for the cars we have, that he allows us to have, for the beautiful world that he created. I thank God for the Church we attend. I’m thankful that God placed some beautiful people in our lives that invited my wife to Church. At first I dragged my feet about going, but I sure am glad I did.

The list goes on and on of things to be thankful for, everything you can think of, the friends you have, your family, your Church, everything you have. God allowed us to have the things we have including the money in our bank accounts. And every breath we take.

I also believe that while we are here on earth it is our duty to shine our light for others to see, so that they will want what we have, everlasting life. We are also to spread the good news about Jesus to others, others that may not have the same faith that we have. We are to plant seeds so that God can convict their hearts. The world needs more people that believe in Jesus. When you watch the news, you see all the hate in the world. If more people believed in Jesus, their hearts would be renewed and the hate changed to love.

So share the good news about Jesus with someone today, so they too won’t have to worry about tomorrow. God Bless You!

Would You Come Back To A Sinful Earth?

If you’ve watched any news at all lately, you know that we live in some trying times to say the least. We have so much hatred in the World today, essentially we are killing each other, there is rioting, looting, and let’s not forget the Corona virus too.

What if God called you home like Charlotte Holmes and you were able to experience Heaven’s beauty, and of course it exceeded all your expectations? I don’t think we can fathom the beauty and its peace. What if you heard the angels singing and you were able to experience this for yourself? And you got to smell the beautiful flowers like Charlotte did? And you saw your family that passed away inside the gates waving to you to come join them and God gave you a choice to enter the pearly gates of Heaven or return to your living family on Earth?

An earth filled with hate, and violence, full of trials and tribulations or you could enter the gates of Heaven, something you have been looking forward to since you became a believer in Christ. That is the ultimate goal, to make it to Heaven.
But God says if you go back, you have to spread the good news. You have bring as many people back with you as you possibly can, would you go back to Earth or enter the gates of Heaven?

What a dilemma! Maybe your work is not quite done on Earth and you know without a shadow of a doubt your coming back to Heaven and you can bring more people with you. I would like to say I’d go back to my family and do some more work, what would you do? I say, there’s more work to do, if you are a believer, spread the news about Jesus.

https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2020/may/missouri-woman-dies-goes-to-heaven-and-comes-back-with-mission-to-bring-home-as-many-as-we-can

 

Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?

We had a guest speaker at our Church this Sunday 29 March, while we are still in quarantine for five more days, we listened via Facebook.  And the preacher brought a great message.  He posed the question do bad things happen to good people?  Why does God allow these things to happen?  Why does God allow tornados like the one in Jonesboro, Arkansas on 29 March, or the 10 tornadoes reported 31 March in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Georgia, or the 6.5 magnitude earthquake in Idaho 1 April, floods, hurricanes, famine, diseases, plagues and viruses like we have now in COVID-19. 

Does God allow these things to happen, he created the Earth, he even allows the devil to tempt us to test our faith see JOB.

Job 1. “There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.  2. And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters.  3. His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east.  4. And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and drink with them.  5. And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all:  for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned , and cursed God in their hearts.  Thus did Job continually.  6. Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them.  7. And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou?  Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth and from walking up and down in it.  8. And the Lord said unto Satan, hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and eschewed evil?  9. Then Satan answered the Lord, and said Doth Job fear God for nought?  10. Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side?  thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.  11. But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.  12. And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand.  So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord.” (Holman King James Version Study Bible 2012)   

You can read more about Job in the Bible, but the point is that God told Satan to test him and that Job has integrity and will curse thee to thy face.   

So why does God allow bad things to happen to good people? 

Mark 10:17 “And when he has gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?  18. And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou good?  there is none good but one that is God.  19. Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honor thy father and mother.  20. And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these things have I observed from my youth.  21. Then Jesus beholding him loved him and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.  22. And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.” (Holman King James Version Study Bible 2012) 

You see we’re not as good as we think we are.  We may do good things from time to time, we may help our neighbor from time to time, but does it take a life altering event to help our neighbors?  We’re proud too, so we think we are good.  We all may not have committed adultery, or stolen, or lied or cheated, or even broken one of God’s commandments?  But we’re not perfect, only God is perfect.  We are all sinners, we all have bad thoughts and we all do bad things, or maybe we covet what others have.  We are selfish people, not all of us, but some bought supplies that we may not need that others may need more than us.  We have blurred the lines of right and wrong.  We’ve made abortion into a selfish decision stemming from irresponsible acts and it’s sad. 

 We’re sinners, we’re not good, that’s why we can’t say that God lets bad things happen to good people.  God allows bad things to happen to sinners, we’re all sinners, none of us are perfect. 

That’s why we should all repent and ask for God’s forgiveness.  I feel sad for people that have not accepted Jesus into their lives.  John 14:5 “Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?  6. Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 

Every day, we see more tornadoes, more storms, more people afflicted by COVID19.  God is mad and we need to ask for his forgiveness, repent before it is too late.

I believe there is more work to do, there are more lost people to bring to Jesus, there are more seeds to plant, and more hearts for God to convict, let’s make Jesus famous, let’s spread the good news.