Sunday, September 25, 2016

Three Most Common Misconceptions About God, He Is NOT God 24-7

Be careful of this one.


Even some of the most devout "Christians" fall for this Misconception. Why? Because the alternative is scary sometimes. What is that? That God can only see you on Sunday, for an Hour, maybe an Hour and a Halve, if you somehow get yourself up and to Church that given Sunday.

Oh yeah, God is there. Oh, He is sitting on His Throne, listing to you praise Him, hearing your Prayers, and guiding the Pastor in His Message to you. He is so happy to see you. He missed you so all week. Did you have a good week? How's the Family? How was Work? Hey, did you get the Promotion? Did little Sally announce who the Baby Daddy is? Oh, good to see you. Now remember, don't Lie, Cheat, or Steal. Of course, don't Kill anyone. See you next week. You walk out of Church, leaving God behind, Sitting on His Throne, until next time..

So what? God can't see you on Monday? He doesn't know what you are doing on Tuesday? Better yet, He doesn't see you at the BBQ following Church, as you pound one back with some friends? While you are watching the "big Game."

God cannot see you, and is not part of your Life during the Good times? Oh, we will call out to Him no matter what time or Day it maybe, when wee are in Trouble or Scared, or in Need. But what about Thursday after noon at Lunch?

One of the reasons for this is our fault. We have turned God into a Concept or an Idea. He is part of our Religion, but He is not part of our life. I'll say that again, God has become part of our Religion, but no longer part of our Life.

Back when God brought his people out of Egypt, He did not show up on Saturday {The Sabbath for the Jews} and say "Go." No, He went with them..
"And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night: He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people." {Exodus 13:21-22}
He met their needs for FORTY years. Their DAILY needs. See, even in the desert, God provided them with Bread in the Morning and Quail in the Evening.
" I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God." {Exodus 16:12}
It is actually a pretty cool story. When they woke up, they found Manna, or Bread, just laying around outside. They took it up and collected enough for everyone to eat and be filled. In the day, Quail would show up and that is what they had to eat in the night. In a DESERT. Bread laying there daily. Twice as much on the Sixth day, so they could rest and observe the Sabbath.

As a side side note, God said this to Moses..
"Then said the Lord unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no." {Exodus 16:4}
Read that last part again.."that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no." It's not about you. It is not about what you think. It is not even really about what you do. God LOVES YOU. He wants a one on one relationship with YOU. A Daily relationship with you.
"By day the LORD commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life." {Psalm 42:8}
Just like you and your Children. Or, just like you and your Earthly Father, God wants to be YOUR Daddy. He wants you to talk to Him about your Hopes and Dreams. He wants to help you to achieve them. He wants to be there to Celebrate with you. To Hold you when you Cry. To be there when you wake up, and to be there to tuck you in.

Have you any memory of being a Child? Remember when a stranger came up to you, but it was OK, because you just drew closer to your Daddy, or Mommy. You knew that as long as they were right there with you, NOTHING could ever harm you.
"I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved." {Psalm 16:8}
This is GOD. He wants you to accept this fact. He is GOD 24-7. He is ALWAYS there. He is ALWAYS with you. If He needs to, He will take your Hand and say, "It's Okay. I'm here." This is why He makes it plain and clear in Paul's Letter to the Romans...
" For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together." {Romans 8:15-17}
We have talked about this before. What does Abba Mean? Daddy. Not Father. Not Almighty God. Not the Alpha and Omega. Not The Great I AM. Not The Creator of All. He is all these things of course, but no, Abba Father is an affectionate way of saying Father. In other words, Daddy. God wants to be your Daddy.. Not some concept or Idea. Daddy. 24-7. Is this how you see 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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