Continuing our study of the Future, we read plainly in Revelation 21:3 ‘… Behold the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God.”
Isn’t that fantastic ? …. that God would still love us so much that we are that special to Him….. doesn’t that beat all the foolishness of atheism, ‘chance’ evolution or ‘ancient alien’ ideas ?
The Creator of Everything wants to dwell WITH US…. we are supremely special to Him….. however, note the conditions, please note the CONDITIONS…
Revelation 21:7 ‘He that OVERCOMES shall inherit all things, and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.’
Revelation 21:8 ‘BUT the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone…’
We overcome by the blood of the Lamb and word of our testimony (Revelation 12:11)….. once we agree with God that the list of things above must not be in our lives…. we allow the Spirit of God to change us and this comes about by surrendering our wills to Jesus Christ (obedience) and speaking the words of God in FAITH (trusting, believing God’s Word).
Some people will say to me….. but how can God condemn me for being fearful ? ….. particularly now, with all the killings, robberies and economic problems in Barbados (and the rest of the world) ?
Being fearful is a CHOICE ? ….. not true, you say, I can’t help myself I am fearful….. please understand me when I tell you…
You are or have become fearful based on your THOUGHTS and what you are habitually thinking about….. the first step in getting rid of your ‘fearfulness’ …… is to change your thoughts….
For instance…. instead of thinking about what’s happening in Barbados….. meditate on God’s Word and the great power that God has….. and the love He has for you….. and the fact that NOTHING can happen to you that He is not in control of….
BELIEVE the Word…. ‘ ALL things work together for GOOD to them that love God’ (Romans 8:28)’
The fear goes and the peace returns when we MEDITATE ON GOD (who He is…. what He has done… what He has said He will do for us)
BELIEVE Isaiah 26:3 ‘Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusts in thee.’
BELIEVING is a CHOICE…… we can safely TRUST God because of WHO HE IS….
In fact, it is when we TRUST God that we see Him work mightily on our behalf…… the unbelieving will never experience the ‘evidence’ of God …. because God has said FAITH MUST COME FIRST (Hebrews 11:6)…… and FAITH is also a CHOICE.
My friend, your CHOICES determine your DESTINY ….. as well as your mental state …. and even your physical well-being….. make the WISEST CHOICE of your life today….. and CHOOSE to follow God’s plan as outlined in the Bible….. which He has provided for your comfort and guidance.