Bible Ballistics: Vol. 11 No.02 God Is Still God!!!
“I will love thee,
2 The LORD is my rock,
and my fortress,
and my deliverer;
in whom I will trust;
and the horn of my salvation,
and my high tower.
3 I will call upon the LORD,
who is worthy to be praised:
so shall I be saved from mine enemies.” Psalm 18:1-3
We could stop right here with an Amen and Amen! God is still God, and the rules haven’t changed. God is The One who created us, and he delivers those who will come to Him in repentance and faith in Jesus Christ His Son. And Jesus is The One who will Judge every man, woman, boy and girl! Jesus IS “The Word”—and “The Word” will ever stand as the plumb line of God’s truth—for He IS truth!
“There is a way
that seemeth right
unto a man,
but the end thereof
are the ways of death.” Proverbs 16:25
“Enter ye in at the strait gate:
for wide is the gate,
and broad is the way,
that leadeth to destruction,
and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate,
and narrow is the way,
which leadeth unto life,
and few there be that find it.
15 Beware of false prophets,
which come to you in sheep’s clothing,
but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” Matthew 7:13-15
Every person is given a free will with which to choose to respond to God’s call, or to reject God, yet while we have the privilege to choose, we do not have the right or the ability to choose the consequences of our choices, for the consequences have been set by God! We can choose to hear God’s call, and respond in repentance and faith to Jesus, or we can follow that “broad is the way” to destruction! There is only One way—One truth—and One giver of ‘life’!
“Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way,
and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father,
but by me.” John 14:6
Not only is Jesus “the way…the truth…and the life…” He is the very essence of God, HE IS God.
“In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him;
and without him was not any thing made
that was made.
4 In him was life;
and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shineth in darkness;
and the darkness comprehended it not.” John 1:1-5
Just as Jesus was rejected by those to whom He came in His physical presence, men and women are still rejecting Him today!!! But every choice has a consequence—either the life that Jesus gives, by His own blood that He shed on the cross—or the destruction that is at the end of that “broad…way”! Have you chosen God’s way or your own? God hasn’t changed, He hasn’t moved, and His Way hasn’t been altered! Only The Son can give you life—eternal life today into forever!
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” Hebrews 13:8
And He is “the same”—the same Son of God who came to save us and to deliver those who will come to Him by faith!
“He was in the world,
and the world was made by him,
and the world knew him not.
11 He came unto his own,
and his own received him not.
12 But as many as received him,
to them gave he power
to become the sons of God,
even to them that believe
on his name:
13 Which were born,
not of blood,
nor of the will of the flesh,
nor of the will of man,
but of God.” John 1:10-13 Amen!
Jesus came that we might be “born again” into life with Him!
“That whosoever believeth in him
should not perish,
but have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world,
that he gave
his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish,
but have everlasting life.” John 3:15-16
And Jesus can give us life, because HE IS life—HE IS God—then, now, and forever! Will you accept His gift of love for you? This God-Man came that you could have His life within YOU! That we could know Him and walk in confidence of what He is doing in HIS own!
“But ye believe not,
because ye are not of my sheep,
as I said unto you.
27 My sheep hear my voice,
and I know them,
and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life;
and they shall never perish,
neither shall any man pluck them
out of my hand.
29 My Father,
which gave them me,
is greater than all;
and no man is able to pluck them
out of my Father’s hand.
30 I and my Father are one.” John 10:26-30
So in closing, I simply have a few questions for you and me: ‘Are we letting God be God? Or have we taken His throne in our own lives?’ Who is your God? You need to be sure—because God is sure!
“Nevertheless the foundation of God
having this seal,
The Lord knoweth them that are his.
And, Let every one
that nameth the name of Christ
depart from iniquity.” 2 Timothy 2:19
And don’t forget, there is a judgment day coming—and Jesus is the standard—no exceptions!
“For the word of God is quick,
and sharper than any twoedged sword,
piercing even to the dividing asunder
of soul and spirit,
and of the joints and marrow,
and is a discerner
of the thoughts
of the heart.
13 Neither is there any creature
that is not manifest
in his sight:
but all things are naked
unto the eyes of him
with whom we have to do.” Hebrews 4:12-13
Remember God is still God. Always was—ever shall be!!!
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” Hebrews 13:8 Amen and Amen!!!