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Gary Wayne was the man Caanan listed in the table of nations? ... See MoreSee Less
I listened to a podcast recently... You were interviewed by Wes... I am so intrigued. What are your thoughts on the Mon Dex chip as the brand of the antichrist to be implemented into the right hand or under the scalp of the forehead ... See MoreSee Less
We Give Thanks That You Are a God Who Remembers People
Remain in the Ark - take GOD at His Word – remain in the fellowship of the Church of Jesus Christ. Prepare for the coming again of Jesus Christ. Get ready, by believing in Jesus, and by obeying whatever Jesus asks you to do - no matter how others might regard it as peculiar or old fashioned. We are preparing for the future. When we understand how we are preparing for the future, everything appears to become clearer and more simple.
We are reading and studying The Flood in Genesis Chapters 6 to 9.
In II Peter Chapter 2 verses 4 and 5 - there is no question whatsoever regarding the reality of the Flood - or the consequences of the Flood - or the details of the Flood. Also read II Peter 3 verses 6 and 7, and 10 to 12.
These eight people are shut in with God - waiting and trusting - going through deep waters - but knowing that GOD was with them.
Notice that there is no mention of feelings, and this is so important for us. Our faith in Jesus Christ depends upon facts - that Jesus Christ died and rose again.
Our faith depends upon the FACTS and not upon how we are feeling.
We don't come to worship just when we feel like it. We gather because we love Jesus, and desire to worship Almighty God. We have vowed to serve and obey. We have promised.
Faith makes you sure of the truth, even when you feel terrible.
Faith is to know that Jesus Christ is King - and that Jesus Christ is on the Throne - even when everything else may be going wrong - in your eyes. Have your faith rooted in the facts. Don't be swayed by flimsy feelings, which can go up and down.
We are being presented with FACTS here, and we come to learn the facts, so that our faith will grow. Learn more and more of the truth - so that your faith will increase.
The FACTS and the TRUTH are the same irrespective of how I feel.
When we read about The Flood, the Bible makes no mention of feelings but simply presents us with the FACTS. A whole society had come under the judgement of GOD and there is no emphasis upon how God felt about it - or how Noah felt about it.
It is vital to know the facts about our faith - and that we are sure about the facts and that we believe the facts - and then faith can be strong and real - even when the outside forces and pressures might make us feel otherwise.
We read in Genesis Chapter 8 verse 1 – “God remembered NOAH”. Now - this is a FACT! There was no-one else around who could have remembered Noah.
The word ‘remember’ means to RENEW. We say - O we must remember so-and-so - and send them a card. We must renew our relationship with so-and-so.
When we come to the Table Jesus says - Do this in remembrance of ME - renew your relationship with ME every time you eat the bread and drink from the cup.
God remembered Noah. God is going to get in touch with Noah again. He is going to contact - communicate.
It had been over a year since Noah went into the ARK. He has been so obedient – and so patient.
The relationship will be renewed and restored, as God takes the initiative and remembers Noah.
Might you be aware of your relationship with God needing to be renewed – or restored – or refreshed?
When the risen resurrected Jesus took Peter aside at the Lake of Galilee, Jesus addressed him by the name of Simon. Was Jesus taking him back to the beginning – to where it had all started? That can be a painful process – but need not be, as we are open to his mercy and grace and love.
“Thank you heavenly Father, that You remembered Noah – that You renewed that precious relationship – that it was refreshed – and we thank You for taking the initiative. Loving God, draw close to us, and may we draw as close to You as we can. Help us, as we pray, in Jesus Name. Amen”
(This week's "Word from Scotland" - previous articles may be found at Sudylight.org in the 'Archives' section - every prayerful blessing.) ... See MoreSee Less
Punishment for Sin and Pardon for Those Who Believe
What does God think of the moral mess in our nation? What does God think of the way our country is going? What does God think of what is going on in the world - where man was created to be a caring compassion steward?
We are reading in Genesis Chapter 6, where circumstances have deteriorated seriously.
When sin is rampant, God's company is not sought. God see man's imaginations - his desires - intentions - thoughts - purposes - goals - aims. What dominates our thinking? What do we allow to influence our thought life?
It was so bad that a crisis point is reached. We are only in Chapter 6, and we are reading of judgement already.
Verse 6 - God is sorry that He made man. This is a SAD VERSE! God's emotions have been touched and hurt. He made man and placed him in the world to enjoy it and to be in control - but things have gone terribly wrong. (I remember returning home from a most pleasant social occasion only to say – “This would be a lovely world if it were not for SIN!”)
We say - boys will be boys - or - let bygones be bygones. God will not accept such a situation - and there are no half measures with GOD.
GOD is merciful and righteous and HE deals with situations as they really are - punishment for sin and pardon for those who believe.
Verse 8 - There is one man resisting the pressures of society - one man married to one wife - and Noah enjoyed 'grace' or favour with GOD. The Lord has ‘favourites’ – that is, those upon whom His favour rests. Be one of them. This is a wonderful thing to see in the Word of God.
He is no respecter of persons - if someone comes along with their long list of things they have done - or if they have come along boasting of who they are - it is as if God is deaf and blind. But when HE sees a man like Noah - His grace goes out. This is the first time the word GRACE is used in the BIBLE.
Wherever there is the judgement of God - grace and mercy are close.
When man is at his worst - then GOD appears at His Best.
God loved to look at Noah. Look at that man - just - full of integrity - upright - sincere. Noah was a man who walked with God - in step with God - in the Will of God - enjoying communion with God the Father. As he walked with God he was walking against all the moral pollution and corruption of his day.
We are told in II Peter Chapter 2 verse 5, that Noah was a preacher - a preacher of righteousness.
Noah was concerned about others - but hardly anybody listened. Seven did - seven believed the truth.
It is important to hear and listen and believe – it is as relevant today as it was at the time of Noah.
God, in His mercy and grace and love, sent Jesus Christ into the world, and it is important to believe in Jesus, and obey Jesus, and hear and listen to Jesus.
Some people do – many do not – in which group are you?
“Loving God – what do You see when You look at us? Call us and equip us with whatever we require for the task and work and ministry today. As we speak and witness and proclaim Your Word, may there be those who would listen and hear and be forgiven and saved. Holy Father, we pray in Jesus Name. Amen.”
(This week's "Word from Scotland" - previous columns may be read at Studylight.org in the 'Archives' section - every prayerful blessing, in Christ Jesus.) ... See MoreSee Less
I am very concerned about people embracing astrotheology. I have been thinking on this for days. Hoping I can say something to help, including real historical Biblical sites, the real blood of Jesus found on the ark of the covenant, and amazing sequencing and codes throughout the Bible, not just gematria as if men wrote it. ... See MoreSee Less
youtu.be/8Y9aaXlyGLA The Omega Conspiracy - Full Documentary -- Dr. I.D.E Thomas reveals startling similarities between the past and today; between ancient peoples and modern peoples, signs that point to a return of mysterious beings known in the Bible as "Nephilim". The Omega Conspiracy could well be their final battle.www.cosmicpolymath.com/book-of-enoch.html Dr. I.D.E Thomas reveals startling similarities between the past and today; between ancient peoples and mode... ... See MoreSee Less