How could it be that a person could look around the beautiful universe at this time of year and say, “There is no God!”? Can they really believe that the painted mountains, the miracle of snowflakes (of which they say no two are alike), the timely migration of geese and other birds and many many more incredible sights are just an accident? We who do believe in a Majestic and All Powerful Creator and Mighty Savior embrace it fully, and we know from studying our Bibles that there are reasons that unbelief exists.
The Bible says that we all have blinded eyes and are sinners who have fallen short of the glory of God and that our mortal enemies are, The World, The Flesh (or old nature) and the Devil. These enemies of men’s souls will go to no end to prevent a person from putting their faith in Jesus their Creator. The World will flash it’s endless trappings of things and power and fame and riches which insulate and prevent the lost person from seeing their Savior. Just like the man Jesus talked about who looked around at his property, his riches, and his barns full of grain and felt mighty proud of himself, but God called him a fool and said that very night his soul would be lost.
The Devil and his host of demons are the ememies of God and of mankind. They will do everything in their power to keep a person from glorifying God by keeping them from putting their faith in Christ. They will tempt, they will undermine, they will blind and pull the lost person into the most horrifying sins to make them believe that God will never ever forgive and accept them. But it’s all a lie!
Probably the most sly and powerful force is our own Flesh within us, many times called our Old Nature or Old Man. This person is with us every waking moment and it hates God! It cannot be reformed, no matter how many new pages are begun or new “leafs” are turned over, our Flesh will always pull us away from God! It loves sin! It loves to hate, it loves bitterness, it loves unforgiveness! It has such a huge ego and the thinnest of skin there is no way to deal with it but to put it to death. Sound radical? It is, but the fact is, the only way to deal with it is to by faith, on a daily basis, put it on the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.
So what is the answer to the unbeliever who has been blinded by these great foes? Is there any hope? Is there a way to freedom? Yes! Yes! The unbeliever must turn to God and away from their sin (Acts 3:19). This is huge and not done lightly. They must admit they have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). They must believe that Jesus died on the Cross for their sins and was raised from the grave and lives today (Romans 5:8). Then they must put their faith in Jesus alone for their salvation turning away from trusting in their good works or riches (Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9).
Jesus put it in a nutshell: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:16-17)
A simple sincere prayer of faith like this will usher you into God’s family and make you His child. “Lord Jesus, I need You. I believe you died on the Cross for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn now from my sins and accept you as my personal Savior. I place my faith in You. Come into my life and make me Your child and help me live my new life for You. In Your Name I pray, Amen.
Want to enjoy God’s creation in a brand new way? Then put your faith in the Creator Jesus and your senses will be infused with a breath of refreshing Spiritual air that will cause you to proclaim, “Glory to God”!
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Lovely memories and thoughts. I remember the fun you all had as kids. Its so great when families get along. I just heard about a family who are not talking to each other, how sad. Love you Brian keep up the good work. Aunty T.
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