Sunday, February 13, 2011

God's Calling(s)

I just wanted to share a little of my heart and to pass on to any who reads the book that I am hoping it speaks to your heart. I felt inspired more than almost anything God has asked of me to write it. I did not do it for selfish means or for vanity but to try and get out a message of the pattern of redemption that flows through the scripture and its underpinnings. God has always had the good of His creation in mind and His work in redemption underscores it. He was always working to keep the truth of salvation pure, unblemished, and untainted. Those whom He called from the beginning were strong in their faith and even though many would not listen to the pleadings of those who believed (vis. the flood) those who did were blessed and because of it their faith was unshakable. Those who were pretenders God Judged.

His way of redemption was to stay pure and the Thread of Redemption declared in the book shows how He worked to keep it that way. In many ways we are the same. God, being in charge of our walk with Him, proportionately, does not allow us to grow any stronger in our faith than we ourselves express in our obedience to His call (again Heb. 6:3). In other words, we grow in faith when we hear His call, and rather than procrastinate or turn a deaf ear, we obey.

It is just that type of obedience that spurs God to move us into the next position or stage of our walk.

I hope that in reading the book your faith is strengthened, not by my words, but by the timeless teaching of pure Scripture that I tried to convey. God is our Rock and our Refuge, with Him on our side we shall never fear. He lives to see His truth go forth untainted and if we are obedient to declare it and live it then others will know as they see His light shine in the purity of our lives as seen by our faith.

Sorry to ramble on but truly Paul was correct when he revealed the blindness so prevalent in the days of Jesus,

1 Corinthians 2:6-10 

However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory,
which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
But as it is written:

“ Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.

2 Corinthians 4:18

while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

God bless
Bro. Mike