God said: "And they consider not in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness:
We are told in Genesis, So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them. We are also told in Revelation Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. Revelation 4:11
God knows absolutely everything there is to be known about us, even our deepest thoughts and desires. He knows when we rise in the mornings and when we lie down at night. He knows what makes us happy and what makes us sad... Thus God knows our hearts better than we know ourselves.
Not that we would be mere robots doing that which was required of us, God in His great mercy gave man the gift of freewill. Doing that which is right as led by God's Holy WORD most always brought order, blessings and structure to our lives, however doing that which is wrong most always brought about consequences into our lives resulting in heart aches or troubles to numerous to mention here.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: 1 Peter 1:3-7
God's WORD tells us, The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? Jeremiah 17:9. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Romans 1:28. If we should embrace this wickedness than He will allow us to fail just as He allowed the Israelites to fail to reach their full potential in life, but seeking God's will can bring blessings into every area of our lives.
Understanding the truth of God's WORD and the power behind knowing His WORD is truly the secret to all of man life and our relationship with God.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12
God is all knowing and all powerful; He spoke the very existence of the universe into being and then set it in motion; how can we as mere men ever grasp this understanding without faith? For those that wish to maintain their rebellion to the truth of God's WORD of being the only real absolute truth, I added a link for you to investigate for the truth on your own. Science vs. The Bible
Never in all of my years have there been more of a reason for me to believing in God's WORD and the coming rapture of His Church.
The following was a Bible Lesson taken from Bible Pathway Ministries which I copied that I thought should be shared. Knowing the importance of reading God's WORD in 1973 Dr John A Hash began the Bible Pathway Ministries for aiding and guiding a person to read through the Bible in one year with only 15 minutes of reading each day.
Solomon, the son of David, king of Israel was said to be the wise man to ever have lived; And he understood the importance of seeking God in his life as we are shown in the Book of Proverbs.
And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lord your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed. And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit (Joel 2:27-29 KJV).
In the time of Joel. feeling the presence of the Spirit of the LORD was a rare ad precious gift that was experienced only by a handful of God's chosen people - primarily His prophets, judges, and spiritually devout kings. The average Israelite could find the Lords; will through His WORD and His Law, which had been passed down generation after generation, but the could not "feel" the presence of the LORD themselves. They were still separated from Him by a veil of sin. Through His Prophet Joel. the LORD foretold of a future time when the Spirit of the LORD would be able to come freely to all who would receive Him. The Prophet Ezekiel also made a similar statement: Then shall they know that I am the Lord their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there. Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord God (Ezekiel 39:28-29 KJV). Each of these men were making reference to a time when man would have the opportunity, through Christ's work on the Cross, to have their sins washed away. Only then, in purity and light, would they be able to receive the Spirit of God.
Centuries later, on the day of Pentecost, Joel's prophecy came to fruition. Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call (
As the power of the Holy Spirit filled the room, Peter began to urge those listening to renounce their sinful nature and accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
We are all born into this world under the shadow of sin. The Adamic (Basic human) nature has brought about all the corruption that is in the world, however, through the work of Christ on the Cross, we have been given the ability to exchange that nature for the Spirit of Truth (1 John 4:6; John 14:16-17), The contrast between life in Adam (Before we were saved) and life in Christ (From the moment we accepted Him as our Savior) is the difference between being children of darkness and children of light (Eph. 5:8).
Spiritual re-birth, however, is only the beginning of our Christian life; afterwards, we must allow ourselves to be led by the Spirit of God. We should determine to let the indwelling Spirit take full control of our lives. Together with the written WORD of God, the Holy Spirit empowers the believer to be able to do the will of God.
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life (John 6:63).
Thought for Today: Christians need not wander aimlessly through the darkness; God is lighting the way.