God Stays Out of Sight

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“No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.”
–John 1:18

God created the earth and man and then largely has stayed out of sight since then.

Not totally–but mostly.

The lost are often heard claiming that God is “hidden.”  And this is true–for the lost.

God cay be found by ALL who truly seek Him with all of their hearts.

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”
–Matthew 7:7-8

Though God created all in order that His plan for man might unfold, the wicked claim that, because God is not “in your face,” God is an “absentee landlord” and does not care about his creation.

The wicked assume that their interests are God’s interests.

The wicked assume that they are the pinnacle of intellect on matters concerning God–instead of mere creations yapping for the attention of the world.

The wicked assume that, because they are able to slander God, they have some control over God; because they treat God as if He was a man, that they know God.

But God’s ways are so much higher than man’s ways: man cannot even begin to wrap his head around God and his methods and holy way of thinking.

“Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
–Isaiah 55:6-9

Though God does not stand on the corner and announce Himself; this does not mean that God does not make Himself known to all men.

“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse”
–Romans 1:20

“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.”
–Psalm 19:1

IF the reader truly wants to find God, he will seek Him.

And, IF the reader truly seeks God, he will find Him.

The wicked are generally NOT interested in finding God–though God would show the wicked extreme mercy.

Regardless of what the lost may claim, God is nearer to men then most men believe.

God stays out of sight, but he is NOT hidden from any who make the sincere effort to find Him.

Regardless of what the lost may claim, God is NOT hidden so that a man cannot find Him if that man is sincere and diligent.

“That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us”
–Acts 17:27

HAS the reader ever SINCERELY reached out to God in order to know Him?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: February 24, 2020.]

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