A Smooth Path: More Thoughts on God Easing the Way for Those Who Believe

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“Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.”
–Psalm 91:9-12

Recently, we reproduced a post written about a year ago entitled A Smooth Path.

And, after running the post once more, there were a few who cleverly pointed out that IF one SEES the things God uses to smooth the believer’s path, then one does not need FAITH to believe in God’s power.

This is not only TRUE, it echoes what is written in Romans 8.

“For we are saved by hope (faith): but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?”
–Romans 8:24

BUT, the believer ALREADY believes.

The believer already has FAITH–for one is not eternally saved without it.

And because the believer BELIEVES the Word of God, he does not have to see God’s power used to smooth his path.  He KNOWS God will do this as God has already declared it in His Word.

“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”
–Isaiah 55:11

So, to answer those who claim that because the believer SEES the power of God, he no longer has FAITH to believe the power of God: nonsense!

Besides the believer ALREADY believing and having faith, there is still some “connecting of the dots” to be done by the believer to attribute good outcomes to God smoothing the way for him and NOT to the usual beliefs of the world: good fortune, good luck or one’s own outstanding abilities.

IF one does NOT have faith, he will most likely NOT attribute any good outcomes in his life to God’s power.

Further, IF one does NOT have faith, he will dismiss the believer’s claim that God’s power was evidently the cause of a good outcome in the life of a believer.

A believer gets to walk a smooth path–putting aside the believer is promised persecution and tribulation–BECAUSE he is a believer.

And because the believer believes (and has faith), this does NOT invalidate God’s power to smooth his path in this world at times.

DOES the reader believe the Word of God?

DOES the reader believe that every word of the Word of God is TRUE?

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

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: February 3, 2021.]

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