Sunday, June 17, 2012

Do You Believe in God?

“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.” John 14:1 {words of Christ in red}

Just a couple of months ago I lost an Aunt that lived out west in Las Vegas, Nevada. She became terminally ill at the age of 88. She had lived in Las Vegas most of her life and never had any children of her own. I remember my Mom witnessing to her sister often and the reply my Aunt always came back with was, “I believe in God”. Mom would then reply, “But do you know His Son Jesus”? Again my Aunt’s reply would be the repetitious come back as always, “I believe in God”. My Mom and I made it a point to pray for her salvation for many years. As far as we both know, she never made a profession of faith right up to the end. Our hearts broke when we received the news of her death. My Mom and I talked about this event for many days and always left off saddened by the possibility of never seeing her sister or my Aunt ever again in eternity.

“He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” 1John 5:10-13

Everybody believes in God or a god of some sorts for there is many in this world. Even if they won’t admit to it, their god can be identified by their affections for material things of this world. Christians are committing spiritual adultery everyday and don’t even realize it. It is evident now upon the death of my Aunt that her god was money. This lust in one’s heart is one of the reasons people wander from one object of affection to another.

“Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. Ye adulterers and adulteresses know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, the spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?” James 4:2-5

People are consistently looking, lusting, and seeking for something to put in that empty void in their heart. A lot of people will try to put an assortment of animals, children, and or material items in that void only to discover that it doesn’t work and still the heart comes up wanting something else. It sometimes gets to the point that the heart’s desire is insatiable and unreasonable, but in reality the heart is just seeking for the right ingredient. I have often heard Christians say that God has blessed them with these things to enjoy life better. But little do they know it is a ruse of Satan to lead them astray with the bread crumb trail of deceit. This accounts for so many people in debt which swell with threats of one’s demise today. The bottom line in humanity is the fact that we must find something, a god or the God, which will quench this longing in our lives. Some peoples philosophy is if you cannot find a god then make one up. They won’t say it out loud so others can see their intentions, but show their heart’s intention by their outward actions. That is why we have material things such as new automobiles, airplanes, boats, houses, and vacation resorts. People lust for jewelry of gold and diamonds, and even the much larger and magnificent, extravagant church buildings which are covered in these gems. Yes, people are known to worship the church building itself. That is why so many people are religious so they can enjoy the works of art catalogued throughout the church system. They are called ‘Holy Relicts’. I can see how it is understandable when I read the Scriptures about keeping ourselves from idols.  We who read the Bible are instructed and warned many times not to associate ourselves with idols or idol worshipers.

“Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.” 1John 5:21

So many people miss the point that God searches the heart and finds these people worshiping strange gods in the church assembly. But in the end the heart will continue to find the empty space is still reverberating, that dastardly signal letting us know it still hasn’t been filled. The LORD God Jehovah created each of us with a gaping void that only He can fill. We do not understand this concept but that void is a gift of the LORD. It means He has a plan for your life somewhere in the future.

“For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.” Psalms 139:13-16

 God cleverly installed a heavenly homing beacon in that void of our heart which constantly signals for God to come to His created being, mankind. Since we cannot approach God, for He is a Holy being, He approaches us by His Holy Spirit directing us to His son, Jesus Christ. Salvation and Jesus, God the Father’s Christ or Saviour, is the only way to eternal life. This is just the way it is, whether or not we can accept this fact of life is another matter.

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6 {words of Christ in red}

1 comment:

  1. Nice one Albert. It is seen that people who believe in spiritualism lives a peaceful and more successful life than those who are atheists.