Saturday, September 30, 2017

God’s grace a wide open space

I know our Lord said in Matthew 22:14 : “For many are called, but few are chosen.” But I think what is few in our eyes is not necessarily few in the Lord's eyes, because it is also written in 2 Peter 3:8 that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
So who are we to say "the vast majority of professed Christians are lost and will not make it"?
And I know it is also written in Romans 11:5 that the Lord has a remnant chosen by grace and when I read Revelation 7:9 there is "a great multitude which no one could number" before the throne of God!😊
And also written in Romans 14:4 :
Who are you to judge another’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand.
And actually, a truly born again Christian cannot be plucked from Jesus or the Father's hand! Jesus said so Himself in John 10:28-29.
And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.
So let us stop acting as if we are God to know how many Christians will be lost. I think they actually gloat when they say that and I can assure you they count themselves in that number that will be saved, yet they write off other Christians.
God's grace is a wide open space in which we stand secure in His favour, even though the entrance is narrow.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

God controls the weather

Look there... the Lord our God does all these things!  Either to punish people or to show His love and all He does is righteous and justified.

“My heart pounds as I think of this. It trembles within me.
Listen carefully to the thunder of God’s voice as it rolls from his mouth. It rolls across the heavens, and his lightning flashes in every direction.
Then comes the roaring of the thunder— the tremendous voice of his majesty.

He does not restrain it when he speaks. God’s voice is glorious in the thunder.
We can’t even imagine the greatness of his power.
“He directs the snow to fall on the earth and tells the rain to pour down. Then everyone stops working so they can watch his power.
The wild animals take cover and stay inside their dens.
The stormy wind comes from its chamber, and the driving winds bring the cold. God’s breath sends the ice, freezing wide expanses of water.

He loads the clouds with moisture, and they flash with his lightning. The clouds churn about at his direction. They do whatever he commands throughout the earth.

He makes these things happen either to punish people or to show his unfailing love."
Job 37:1‭-‬13