“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.”
Man–whose life is but is so very short–looks at most things with ONLY this SHORT, PRESENT LIFE in mind.
“Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.”
And so it is with the promises which God makes in His Word.
IF one takes the view of this life ONLY, then many of those promises appear to go unfulfilled.
HOWEVER, IF one takes God’s view–the LONG VIEW–then those promises are not only validated, they are done so in a grand manner.
As Creator of ALL, God KNOWS this short, present life is little more than a test to see where each person will spend their eternity.
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Therefore, God’s promises very often take into account more than just this fleeting wisp of a lifetime: God’s promises cover ALL time, including one’s eternity.
Satan uses this long view of time–the CORRECT view of time–to cast doubt on God’s promises. But casting doubt on what God has spoken is the devil’s way of operating since the beginning.
“Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said”
God’s promises of salvation and deliverance often take the LONG view.
“I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.”
“The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.”
“Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.”
“The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.”
Occasionally, God’s Word speaks of deliverance which occurs in THIS life.
“Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.”
Deceived man takes the SHORT VIEW.
Now, in case there is ANY confusion on the matter, God does deliver in this life. BUT, He also speaks of deliverance when He clearly means FOREVER–not just in this life.
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
End times man is not only DECEIVED, end times man is also IMPATIENT. End times man wants what he wants RIGHT NOW!
While God occasionally concerns Himself with what man wants RIGHT NOW, He more often concerns Himself with what those who worship Him NEED.
And what they NEED is, more often than not, something which affects them ETERNALLY–which man cannot see.
THANKFULLY, God takes the long view.
DOES the reader ever wonder about the promises of God?
DOES the reader ever ponder the short view and long view of one’s existence?
It is not YET too late: there is still a little 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.”
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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: November 29, 2021.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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