OUR GOD IS AWESOME!
We are going to see how important it is to work WITH God.
The following words from a Book I was glancing through inspired me to see how Awesome our God really is! Let me reproduce the reply given by Dr. Eli Mordechai to Jon Bennet in the Book THE LAST DAYS as written by Joel Rosenburg - “No, no. Not just God, A GOD WHO IS AT WAR WITH EVIL. A GOD WHO HAS A PLAN AND A PURPOSE, A GOD WHO HAS THE AWESOME, FEARSOME POWER TO ACHIEVE THAT PLAN AND ACCOMPLISH THAT PURPOSE!”
He went on to say, “Jonathan, I have spent my whole life lurking in the shadows, cultivating sources, paying off informants, desperately hoping I would find my enemies before they found me. Why? because I wanted someone to put a bullet in my head? No, because knowledge is power, because what you don’t know can kill you. Because the more you know about your enemy, the more likely you are to outlive him.”
By reading this, I became aware that the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST HAS FORGOTTEN WHO HER GOD IS AND SO SHE IS WEAK IN HER CONFIDENCE IN HIM! THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST is presently in the dark and not aware of the inroads the enemy has been making to deceive and side-track so many, precious Believers from knowing their AWESOME GOD.
In these closing days of time before our Lord Jesus Christ returns, we need to KNOW our Awesome God and be Bold to do His Bidding - “My people are destroyed because of lack of Knowledge.” (Hosea 4: 6) EVERY BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIAN has been given the Privilege to wage a war against evil and rescue the unbelievers from the Kingdom of Darkness and bring them into the Knowledge of Salvation through the Ministry of Reconciliation. Many Believers do not know this or they are complacent about this High & Holy Calling in God and the enemy has been stealing the TIME given to them to accomplish within their Life-Span!! Many Christians are Saved and Happy for they hope to get to Heaven & they live careless lives and find no time to know the Will of God for them or to wait upon God in prayer and to Hear from God and OBEY Him. Many of them Compromise with the ways of the World when the Lord has said, “Love not the World, neither the things that are in the World. If any Man, love the World, the Love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the World, the Lust of the Flesh, and the Lust of the Eyes, and the Pride of Life, is not of the Father, but of the World.”1 John 2:15, 16.
As Born-again Christians we have allowed the Devil’s false doctrines and half Truths to become a snare to us. Believers are ignorant of the enemy’s plans & schemes to deceive them and keep them in the bondage of fear. The Lord Jesus Christ has commanded Believers to be ‘DOERS OF THE WORD’ and not hearers only.
He said search the Scriptures and know the Will of the Father in Heaven. This is the reason why Jesus said in His sermon on the Mount in Mathew 7: 21-23, “Not everyone that say unto Me, Lord, Lord shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven: but he that does the will of My Father which is in Heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not Prophesied in Thy Name? & in Thy Name have cast out devils? And in Thy Name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, you that work iniquity.”
Believers, we are living in the last hours of the last days and there is a great need for the Truth and the Light of the Gospel among the unbelievers around us. Are you aware of the time in which you are living and the High Calling of God in your life to do the Father’s will? Are you playing Church or are you about the Father’s Business? THERE IS A WAR GOING ON FOR THE SOULS OF MEN DAY AND NIGHT AND IT IS TIME TO AWAKE OUT OF INDIFFEWRENCE AND SLACKNESS AND FIND OUT WHO WE ARE.
We need to DO OUR PART IN THE OUT-WORKING to rescue the perishing in our day before it is too late for them or too late for us when you are unable to do, for whatever reason.
Remember Queen Esther? Chosen by Almighty God and placed by Him in a strategic position to rescue the Jews who were threatened to be wiped out by the Evil Plan of Hamman? When she was hesitant to play her part because of her comforts and her enjoyment of being the Beloved Queen of the great King and not willing to help, she was given a warning –“For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the Kingdom for such a time as this? (Esther 4: 14)
This Awesome and Fearsome God is our God and He has a Plan and a Purpose for you in His Networking and it is time to heed His warnings for the time is at hand and there is much to be done. Every Believer is chosen with a plan and a purpose to accomplish the Will of God but He needs your co-operation. He has placed you where you are and if you are ready to be totally sold out to His Will then His Awesome and Fearsome Power will Accomplish His Purposes through you against Evil.
What is your reaction? Are you hesitant, like Queen Esther? The hour is late and the time of His coming is at hand! Are you afraid to speak the Truth that sets captives free? Have you forgotten His Grace and Mercy that reached out to you through the Gospel and brought you into His Family? Someone cared for your soul and prayed for you and reached out with the Gospel of Jesus Christ which is the Power of God unto Salvation, and you are Saved. It is now your turn to pray for souls and reach out with the same Gospel to others around you – your World – and bring them out of Darkness and into His Marvelous Light. You are the Light of the World (your World) and your Light must first shine in your home, among your loved ones and relatives, your neighbors, your Suburb or your City and then reach out further. His command is Preach the Gospel to Every Creature around you.
Let us, each in our Corner Believe His Word and take our place as Sons/Daughters of God and do what He wants us to do as we are Accountable to Him. He has Blessed us with all Spiritual Blessings in Christ and given us the Power of the Holy Ghost and Equipped us to do Father’s Will in such a time as this!!
Our Awesome God is at War against Evil, therefore let us be about the Father’s Business!