Sunday, June 5, 2016

His Time

He DOES know best..



Ever feel like this?
"We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knoweth how long. O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?"{Psalm 74:9-10}
Look around. The Bible is coming to pass. It is bearing Witness as of today..
"knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.”" {2 Peter 3:3-4}
Have you been Praying about something? Have you been waiting on the Lord? Why does it seem that it is getting worse for "Christians?" Why does God allow such things? If the Word declares that God hears all Prayers, then why does it seem that He is not answering any?

First, He does hear all Prayer. How do I know? He tells us this. He does answer all Prayers. How do I know? He tells us this. Is it the Answer we always WANT to hear? No. Is it sometimes, "No?" Yes. Is it always immediate? Nope. But it is ALWAYS on time, and always for the best for Him and the Kingdoms sake.

Wait. What was that last part? But it is ALWAYS on time, and always for the best for Him and the Kingdoms sake. No, no, no. I'm talking about ME. Why is He not answering ME. I'm not talking about God or the Kingdom. Uh, maybe that is the problem? As a side note,
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." {Romans 8:28}
That's a GREAT Verse. One that people LOVE to claim. "All things work together for good " But You need to also understand THIS part "to them who are the called according to his purpose." Do not forget the HIS PURPOSE part. AS long as you are in God's Will, all things will come together, He will give you whatever tools you need, and He will Bless all you do. He is not talking about buying you a new Sports Car or giving you a pile of Money. Be careful what you are expecting and what it is you are, and why it is you are, asking for it..

However, the underlining truth here is we are talking about GOD. Trust me, He does know best. He is in the Past, Present, and Future. He knows what we are going to do before we do it. Wait.... Side side note. NO. He does not control us. You DO have Free Will. If I put a plate of Brussels Sprouts, and a plate of Candy on the Table, and tell my Children to chose one, I pretty much know they are going for the Candy. Does that mean I MADE them go for the Candy? No. I just knew they would. Get the point?

So God KNOWS what is best for us. He knows when things need to happen for other things to come into being. We know that Winter has to end, and Spring needs to come, for us to have new Life and Flowers, and fruit budding, ETC. Try as hard as we may, we are not going to grow a Garden under a foot of Snow..

The Word Declares...
"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace."{Ecclesiastes 3:1-8}
Jump ahead to Verse 11
"He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end."
We want everything NOW!! We want everything Yesterday. We want whatever we think is what we need.. Truth is, we really know nothing. This is why God tells us through His Word to not be desirous, or anxious.
"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."{Philippians 4:6-7}
So OK. I have to wait on the Lord? Yes. He knows what He is doing. So?? OK. What about all the Evil in the World? What about the fact that it seems to be getting worse? Why does God allow all this? Where is HE????
"But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance." {2 Peter 3:8-9}
Oh the time IS coming. But God is waiting as long as He can so "all should come to repentance." Will all? No. But He is waiting for as many as possible. Oh, and side side side note? For all those that want to tell you that the End is near? The end is the year 2000. Remember that? The End is 2010. Remember that? then end will happen within the next 20 years? Always remember and never forget what Jesus Himself told us..
"But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.

Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh." {Matthew 24:36-44}
Relax. Wait on the Lord. He is in Charge. He knows what is best. He is ALWAYS on Time. His Time. Just trust in Him. Do you know Jesus as your Savior? Have you been adopted into the Family of God? If not, say this Prayer. Right now. Wherever you may be. Say it in your own words, and do not doubt in your heart. God will hear you. He will send the Spirit of Life to you. Let us Pray..

"Oh heavenly Father, Lord God. I am a sinner. I know this. I know there is nothing I can do to change that. But I know you can. I accept Jesus's sacrifice for me. I repent my sins. Please send the Spirit of Adoption into my life. Help me to get to know the real you. Save me. Please. In the name of Jesus, Amen!"


That's it. It really is that simple. Now go tell someone what you have just done. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." {Romans 10:9} You need to find a Church that God leads you to, and be Baptized the way Jesus said to be. You are now a Child of God. A new Creature. You "have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." {Colossians 3:10}

If you want to tell me, or comment, question, give testimonials, or just say "Hi," the Email is opntalk@gmail.com

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. {2 Corinthians 13}

Until next time, be Blessed, be a Blessing, and Jesus IS Lord..

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