Music Download: Don't Forget The Lord
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|WE DON'T HAVE TO SEE GOD--WE KNOW
FOLKS, MY WEBSITE COMPANY IS A MYSTERY TO ME. I HOPE YOU CAN FIND THIS USEFUL, ALTHOUGH CONFUSING!
The Bible can be mysterious to us.
But we must remember that “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord” (Isaiah
Did you ever explain something to someone and they said, “I see,” when they meant “I understand?”
know how ministers who have studied Greek and other Biblical languages will explain to us from time to time, that a word in
the Bible also has other meanings. Now I want to quote John 1:18, “No man hath seen God at any time,” and
say to you that I’m taking the liberty of at least wondering whether we could substitute the word “understand”
for the word “see” in that verse. There are times when even the Apostles didn’t “understand”
what Christ said to them, even though they lived with him for over three years.
And I say that because Adam and Eve saw God…walked, talked, and hid from Him when they had
sinned. Read chapters two and three of Genesis.
And I’ll paraphrase
Exodus 24:9-11 in noting that Moses, Aaron, Nadab and Abihu and seventy of the elders of Israel saw the God of Israel…(11)
also they saw God and did eat and drink, (12) and the Lord said unto Moses, come up to me into the mount.” And
Exodus 33:11 says, “And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. Yet in 33:20,
God says, “Thou canst not see my face; for there shall no man see me, and live.” Then in Exodus 33:23, God told
Moses, “And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts; but my face shall not be seen.”
Folks, do you think on Judgment
Day, God will say, “You didn’t understand some of my talk, so you’re not getting in?” Certainly
not. Believe that Jesus is the Christ and live for Him and never mind the things you don’t understand. Period.
I’ve noticed that some of my Conquest articles have taken on a new complexion since my wife
went to her new home. I don’t feel the same about passing from this life to the next. I like to use the
term “The Promise” that the Lord gives to everyone…that Christians will immediately be with loved
ones who’ve gone on, when our turn comes.
King David used that consolation we see in 2nd Samuel 12:23,
after his son by Bathsheba died; “I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.” And of course Jesus
showed the same comfort to us, as He hung on the Cross, when he told the thief hanging beside Him, who had become a believer
there, “Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.”
I’ve written about that in an earlier article, but for those of you who didn’t see it, I’ll give
my interpretation of those words by Christ. “Today” means now…assuring us that we won’t be
put in a waiting area until some time in the future. And “shalt thou be with me” means that He will go to
the same place with this person who’s dying at His side.
And the Bible clearly shows that the word “Paradise” and
“Heaven” are the same place. Revelation 2:7 is enough to convince us: “He who has an ear, let
him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers, I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which
is in the paradise of God.” And the tree of life serves double duty, also indicating that we’ll eat the
best of foods in Heaven.
The only ones who
should fear death, are those of you who haven’t given your heart to the Lord. I beg you to take care of that,
at this very moment. It’s the only time you’re guaranteed.