END OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
|It is Saturday morning and I am leaving for the Airport. I will be in Santa Clara for a few days preaching at the great North Valley Baptist Church and Golden State College. It will be a blessing but I will miss all of the dear, dear people of Grand View. I finished up the Old Testament this morning, and here are a few thoughts:|
1) GOD'S WORD WORKS!- In Micah 2:7 it reads: "do not my words do good to him that walketh uprightly?" In other words: God's Word works! If we follow the Word of God and love the God of the Word, then we will find out that God's Word works in our lives! The test is not on God's Word to work, it is on us to obey and follow God's Word. When we do our part, God always does His part. Follow Him today!
2) VERSE FOR TROUBLED TIMES: Nahum 1:7 "The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him." We all know that troubled economic times are awaiting the world, but the one constant in it all is that God will take care of His children. We can trust God to watch over us in the worst of times, and when He is through with us, Heaven is waiting for us! Look to the Lord, and depend upon Him during the trials that are ahead.
3) THERE WILL BE A DAY- Habakkuk 2:14 says: "For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea." There will be a day when God sits upon His throne, and the world bows before Him. This is called the Millennial Reign of Christ. This 1,000 year reign of Christ on the earth and we reign and rule with Him.
4) GOD HAS THE RESOURCES- I know that the biggest obstacle we face seems to be a financial one. If we only had the finances, we could win a world to Christ (at least we think). But the Bible says in Haggai 2:8- "The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of host." God owns it all! We are to ask Him for the funds to do His work, and then we are to wait upon the LORD. God has the resources, of that there is no doubt, but He has reasons and purposes we do not understand, and until we do, let us wait patiently upon the LORD.
Have a blessed day. (I don't know if I will have internet acess in Santa Clara yet, so I will take it day at a time, and I hope you do too.) Pastor Mike Mutchler