Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Doubts are What Can Separate You from God

Doubts are What Can Separate You from God 

See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 

My Lord God, I take careful heed, to do the commandment and the law, to love You, to walk in all Your ways, to keep Your commandments, to hold fast to You, and to serve You with all my heart and with all my soul. I walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. I let my speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that I may know how I ought to answer each one. I abstain from every form of evil. While the bridegroom was delayed, the foolish maids all slumbered and slept. And at midnight a cry was heard: “Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!” I watch therefore, for I know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming. I will be even more diligent to make my call and election sure, for if I do these things I will never stumble. Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. In these evil days may I serve You with all my heart as I walk in wisdom and watch for Jesus’ return. EPHESIANS 5:15–16; JOSHUA 22:5; COLOSSIANS 4:5–6; 1 THESSALONIANS 5:22; MATTHEW 25:5–6, 13; 2 PETER 1:10; LUKE 12:37  Dr. David Jeremiah Life-Changing Moments with God 

I saw this prayer this morning, which is what his book contains, and it hit me quickly that the Old Testament Watchman on the wall was as responsible for the care and direction of the nation as the King himself. 

We are bombarded with reasons to doubt the reality of God and the words He has left us to consider. 

In the Garden of Eden it all began with the seeds of doubt.  In Noah's day those seeds were so prolific that nobody but Noah was found to be believing in God. Note carefully that God didn't include Noah's Wife or His Son's or their Wives in who was living a righteous life before the Lord.

Doubts are always about delays. To delay thinking that could change the course of a life.

Doubts are why people believe they can wait til just before they die to come to Christ. 
Doubts are why people attack those who live for Jesus.  To try to stop them from opening the eyes of anyone else who might come to Christ. 

While the bridegroom was delayed, the foolish maids all slumbered and slept.

While the King was away one servant lived in fear of His return and buried what he had been entrusted with rather than investing it.  Out of fear of how the King's reputation had been. 

While the King was away the foolish maids only brought enough oil for their lamps to get by, while the prudent brought enough to last the night. 

Doubts come in all sizes and are meant to do one thing, obstruct the truth. 

In the temptations in the wilderness Satan's seed plantings were all about Doubts vs the Truth when he tried to tempt Jesus. 

Will our lives be any different?

No they won't.   Soon the call will indeed be coming to those who are dead in Christ first, then for those who believe, to rise up and enter into the safety and security of Christ's Heaven,  while judgment comes to this world.  Those who are saved in Christ Jesus will be the only ones to leave.  Those whom gave into their doubts so as to not believe,  will indeed be left here to go through those judgments. 

Noah lived for hundreds of years seeing all the vast temptations that his world offered.

Noah saw all the world's enticements to sin and rejected them in favor of righteousness in God.  Noah. A man who didn't have what is available now. What is received through Salvation in Christ, the Holy Spirit.  Jesus was tempted in every way yet did not sin. The Disciples were often rebuked for the Doubts and unbelief.  

Doubts...a single more than enough to keep anyone who isn't saved through Christ Jesus, to not be saved.  Each and every person may indeed be different, however, in all ways possible, all will be given enough evidence to know that Jesus wants to save them. 

Prayer and the power of the Holy Spirit can vanquish doubts.  Faith destroys doubt.

Are you going to be ready for His return, or will the doors close on you when it happens?

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