Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Word of The LORD

              Reading Psalm 33:6-9 quoted below, we find the LORD spoke, and the heavens were made.  We know of three heavens, and that the one mentioned here is our universe.  Our faith tells us that our God, our Lord in Heaven created ALL by speaking, and it was done.
              In our day, I am glad only God can speak things into creation.  Can you imagine the folly if men like Ahmadinejad, President of Iran, could just say, “Eliminate Washington D. C.,” and it be done.  On the other hand, think about our own President and our Congress.  There would be no end to the changes, by speaking things “to be done.”  There would be no end until the last two men finally said, “no more.”  I sincerely thank God for the blessing that He alone can speak and it be done.   
              Our words get us (and the world) in enough trouble as it is.  We make pledges (promises) we either cannot or will not keep.  As sinners, we are a “fickle lot.”  We must get our hearts on the foundation God has established for us, the one fundamental promise we have in our possession, our Holy King James Bible.  However, if we lay our heart on His foundation with a lack of sincerity, this lack of sincerity is the source of the first temptation to leave that foundation.  We “pick up” a perversion of God’s Word and live in a place of rose-colored glasses, a place of “itching ears,” a place where commitment is a proverb cast away. 
              We are taught from the Old Testament through the New Testament, Genesis through Revelation that there is only one God, and there is only one Gospel.  We are also taught that once we are saved, there is repentance and a commitment requirement.  Salvation, (being saved,) is an eternal situation, consequently, we cannot lose our Salvation, but our reward might be very slim in quantity.
              God has stood fast for us, He has looked away at our sins, yet with great mercy He continues to grant each of us unmerited favor.  His mercy endureth for ever. 
              Are you committed to God and His Son?  Have you allowed the Holy Spirit control?  If you cannot answer these questions with a secure “yes,” you need to go to God, recommit yourself to Him, and do it with a sincere heart.

Bro John R. E Chastain

Psalms 33:6-9  By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.  (7)  He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.  (8)  Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.  (9)  For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

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