How is the view of God you have? Is it well… and is it real, based on His standard or yours? For to long mankind has had this convoluted view that God is to be used, to grant to mankind whatever it is that is requested of Him. This view conforms God to nothing more than a genie… having God jump to man’s requests and desires and whims as man sees fit. How pathetic a view is this? We are the creation here… and instead we would then act like teenagers (remember those days… where we thought we knew it all) instead of adults we have come to be. Is this to be thought of as our own subjective relativity… making nothing but demands of God, despite the Commands of God… laid at our kicking feet. One must first realize God is God, and as God He has every right to do as He sees fit to do. Since God is omniscient, He sees what we do when we are all alone… and this is where our own character shows through (thinking we are by ourselves and no one will see what we are doing) by the actions we take. God is also omnipresent… knowing the whole of time from start to finish (what some men might call a lack of free will is really the basis for our own choice to be recognized… and is free will to be realized) is how God can be there for us in the worst of our times and when we most need Him. By God being omnipotent… this means that He is in full control of EVERYTHING, where what looks impossible to us (being mortal) is but folly and brings to bear the full meaning of what it means to be able to do anything, almighty.
It is time for us to make clear our intentions, to allow Him to purge us of our sins… to be made blameless (we will still make mistakes- we are human) in His eyes. Should we not do as God has already commanded us to do… we must know then it is by our own insistence (just like a bad acting teenager) He must punish us… temporarily or eternally. Do you really believe God desires harm for you, as some might jump to this conclusion because of all that befalls us in this life? The opposite is true, God desires nothing but the best for you but since the fall of man… and sin coming into the world… bad things happen to good people. Good people die every day, in: wars, blights, famines, disasters and plagues… and this must be the course of man in the face of what we call the natural world we live on. Let’s see what the Scripture has to say.
As always, I would request that you pray first… prior to reading the scripture provided, that you might be granted a deeper understanding of God’s word and find the truth of God within your heart when it is over.
Old Testament… God’s desire
Deuteronomy 5:29-33 O that there were such an heart in them , that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever! 30 Go say to them, Get you into your tents again . 31 But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto thee all the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it. 32 Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. 33 Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live , and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess .
Jeremiah 16:9 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will cause to cease out of this place in your eyes, and in your days, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride.
Mark 10:1-9 And he arose from thence, and cometh into the coasts of Judaea by the farther side of Jordan: and the people resort unto him again; and, as he was wont , he taught them again. 2 And the Pharisees came to him , and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him. 3 And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you? 4 And they said , Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away . 5 And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. 6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. 7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; 8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. 9 What therefore God hath joined together , let not man put asunder .
Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say , Come . And let him that heareth say, Come . And let him that is athirst come . And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
You can read Deuteronomy 5: 29-33 or listen to all of Deuteronomy 5 You can also read Mark 10:1-9 or listen entirely to Mark 10
Can there be any of us ever found to be good enough without God… heavens no. Can we not see the many varied parallels to all that the Scripture shares with us: to be with God is to be as if we are married (not separate) but united, the reason God does not honor divorce (to keep this thought going toward the idea that we are His own bride), once from the New Covenant established… with the Spirit of God indwelling, God acts through us to do His will, His will be done on Earth. Have you yielded to God’s will? It is God’s desire for you to have the best He can offer you… an eternal life. You must choose this… to accept Jesus was God Himself, confess your sins and repent. By your belief Jesus was God… this is but the beginning and will start you on the path to know God- this is what man lost with God. By prayer is this communication open to those that believe today. It is my prayer you will find the chance to accept this as true. (D.V.)
Your Brother in Christ Jesus,