Friday, August 14, 2020

Our Great need for the Great Physician

“I know their sufferings.” Exodus 3:7 ESV

 Children are cheered as they sing, “This my father knows.” Shouldn’t we be comforted as we realize that our dear Friend, the tender Husband of our souls, knows all about us? First, He is the Physician, and if He knows everything, there is no need for the patient to worry. Calm down, my silly, fluttering heart—quit asking questions, straining to see the future, and suspecting the worst! What you don’t know now, you will know later—in the meantime, Jesus, the beloved Physician, knows your soul’s adversity. Why should the patient analyze the medicines or diagnose the symptoms? That is the Physician’s work, not mine; it is His business to prescribe, and mine to trust. If He writes His prescription in a handwriting I can’t read, I will not be uneasy—I will rely on His unfailing skill to make everything plain in the result, however mysterious the process. Second, He is the Master, and it is His knowledge, not our own, that should prevail. We are to obey, not to judge: “the servant does not know what his master is doing” (John 15:15 ESV). Should the architect explain his plans to every workman on the job site? If he knows his own intent, isn’t that enough? The clay on the potter’s wheel cannot guess what its ultimate shape will be, but if the potter knows, what does the clay’s ignorance matter? The Lord must not be cross-examined by anyone as ignorant as I am. Third, He is the Head. All understanding centers there. What judgment does the arm have? What comprehension does the foot possess? All the power to know lies in the head. Why should some other part of the body have a brain of its own when the head handles every intellectual need? Believers must find their comfort in suffering in this—not that we ourselves can see the end, but that Jesus knows everything. Sweet Lord, forever be the eye, soul, and head for your people—and let us be content to know only what you choose to reveal. - C.H. Spurgeon Morning and Evening 

God knows. Jesus is more than just aware of what you are doing and are going through.  The Spirit sees first hand.  If you indeed are a believer, He sees through your own eyes and feels through your own heart what you see and what troubles you. 

That is beyond what any physician on Earth can begin to attempt to do or use in treatment for any patient. 

Going further on is noteworthy to remember and reflect on the truth that whereas its possible to lie to ourselves on something we do it's impossible to lie to God about it.  

Which, it matters not, believer or unbeliever, it is impossible to lie to God. 

It has been days since I saw footage on Facebook of a so- called Church service.  It still brings shock, horror and a host of other emotions to my heart, not the least of which is being appalled by what I saw and heard.  I am reminded by what Paul said in Acts 17:23 "For while I was passing through and examining the objects of your worship, I also found an altar with this inscription, ‘TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.’ Therefore what you worship in ignorance, this I proclaim to you."

What did I observe that has nauseated me and disturbed me so much?  Before I reveal that...just how many times does the Bible tell us and in how many ways does it show us that we cannot serve two masters.  You cannot worship something or someone else and give your leftovers to God in worship.  Because in a supposed house of God when idolatry has equal billing with Jesus on the same stage,  then you teach that it's ok to worship idols right along side of worshipping God.  Paul teaches in Romans of the dangers of causing someone to stumble.  Jesus warned of causing a child to stumble that a heavy mill stone ought to be tied to such a one and cast them into the depths of the sea!

What does all this have to do with the Great Physician?  Knowing that a person is sick is one thing, admitting it is something else.   A great many believers refuse to believe they have a problem.  They think it's other people and not them.

The appalling act that I heard was a university fight song, a university alma mater song being sung in a Church right before a worship song with the lyrics containing:

We've waited for this day
We're gathered in your name
Calling out to you
Your glory like a fire
Awakening desire
Will burn our hearts with truth
You're the reason we're here
You're the reason we're singing
Open up the heavens
We want to see you
Open up the floodgates
A mighty river
Flowing from your heart
Filling every part of our praise

People please believe me, if you are a Christian, or have been going to a Church to find what Salvation is about...things like that you need to run from because God is not worshipped in a place that worships idols. 

A person witb a drug or alcohol addiction has to admit they have a problem before they can get help.  The same goes for illnesses that we experience in life.  We need to admit we need help an then seek it.  We cannot do in our Spiritual lives like we read in the Old Testament.  People took the Ark of the Covenant and put it in the house of another god.  Every morning they found that statue of that so-called god broken and bowed down to the one true God of the Ark of the Covenant. 

Realize we all need healing from the Great Physician, the lover of our souls.  Christ died so that we may live.  We live to worship Him. Not Him and other idols. 

Run don't walk for the door of any so-called Church that does what I described to you today.  Those people are trying to serve two masters.  God says that is impossible. He is a jealous God. Wanting all of our hearts and minds.  Not part of it.

Read the warnings to the Churches in Revelation.  Read what was written to the Churches in Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians. Thessalonians, to Timothy.  Read of David's heart in Psalms.  Read of the people of Israel exposed for their idol worship in Jeremiah that they thought they werr getting away with.  

Seek help from the one who can heal your body and soul while there is yet time to be healed.  

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