- Let Your Light Shine!
In the first Passage with reference to the word “God’s” in our bible study entitled God’s Words Immortal,
It was found that God is with his kids as they “battle.” What could be more reassuring than to know that whether we live or die, suffer or enjoy wonderful health, dwell in riches or poverty – no matter what battle we are fighting God is present whatever the worldly outcome may be. The encouraging lesson learned was that the believer’s battles are God’s battles and he leads the charge against their enemies.
I am reminded of Stephen in my reading of Acts 8 yesterday.
In the final minutes of Stephen’s life being stoned by self-righteous Jews. Stephen battled by the spirit and strength of God and uttered these words:
“Lord, Jesus, receive my spirit.”
Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord do not hold this sin against them.” God was giving Stephen power and strength, In the process of drawing his last breathes this side of the cross Stephen was God’s witness to the unrepentant Jews who were stoning him.
Today’s Passage focuses us on “God’s Wonders”.
Job 37:14 “Listen to this Job; stop and consider God’s wonders.
Considering the wonders of Godis a lifelong endeavor. As I pondered the words God’s Wonders I was struck with how extensive a phrase that is! God’s wonders are everywhere and continue to expand constantly.
I entered the words “God’s Wonders” into the Bible Gateway search engine and came up with the following scripture references;
For the sake of brevity I will let you choose to dig deeper and read what you have time for.
The passages in Deuteronomy are directed to the Israelites, whom God rescued from the Pharaoh of Egypt. The wonders that led to their release were many plagues, consisting of signs of the divine authority of the God of Israel. Water turned into Blood, plague of Frogs, plague of gnats, plague of flies, plague against livestock, plague of boils, plague of hail, plague of locusts, plague of darkness and death of the firstborn including cattle.
Many signs from the parting of the Red sea, to the defeat of Pharaoh, and to provisions of food and water, and numerous others were performed by God in the sight of all Israel.
In Psalm 40:5 David states that the wonders of God are too many to declare.
In Daniel 4 Nebuchadnezzar States: “How great are his (God’s) signs, how many his mighty wonders! His kingdom is an eternal kingdom; his dominion endures from generation to generation.
Joel 2 speaks of wonders God will performfor Israel upon their return to worshiping him and abiding by his laws and regulations.
Acts 2:22 Finds Peter informing the Israelites that Jesus was a man accredited by God that he was the Messiah as his miracles and wonders attested.
Acts 6:8 speaks of Stephen a man full of God’s grace and power who performed great wonders and signs among the people.
In Acts 15 Paul and Barnabas relate great signs and wonders God has performed through their ministry.
Paul informs the Gentiles in Romans 15 that Christ has accomplished their obedience through his service to God and any signs or wonders he has done are to be credited to the power of the Spirit.
I am expanding the final point concerning wonders of God to include a summary of Hebrews 1:14-2:4.
Christ is a ministering Spirit who Reigns in the presence and by the authority his father, God has given to him.
Angels are ministering spirits sent by Christ to those who will inherit salvation through believing in the gospel message that Christ lived died was buried and rose after defeating mortal and divine death.
The warning is that careful attention be given to the fact that the angels were active in giving the law to Moses at Sinia. However the gospel message is far more powerful since its delivery was by the God-man Christ.
If certain punishment was due to those who disregarded the law, then even greater punishment is to be administered to those who disregard the Gospel.
The eyewitnesses were the apostles who attest to this gospel message as did Paul.
God also testified to the gospel message thru the healings, and supernatural signs of raising the dead, (Christ, Dorcas, Lazarus, Jairus’ daughter) and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to God’s will.
The signs and wonders of God are indeed beyond our ability to disclose. The greatest sign and wonder he performed was giving each of us life in his image (CREATED ETERNAL BEINGS.
The promise of eternal mortal death is also a reality.
Eternal spiritual death is a reality also, but it does not have to be your choice.
You can rule and reign eternallywith the triune Godhead. Also your choice!
Let Your Light Shine!
My prayer for you is that you consider very sincerely which choice you will make.