Today is January 18, 2019

Verse of the Day — 2 Corinthians 3:5

Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God.


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Jesus is completely sufficient to handle everything in our lives.


MINI BIBLE STUDY FOR THE DAY

Jesus is totally sufficient:

  • In creation

    For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities–all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. —Colossians 1:16-17
  • In salvation

    By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Every priest stands daily ministering and offering time after time the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins; but He, having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, SAT DOWN AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD. —Hebrews 10:10-12
  • In life and Godliness

    seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust. —2 Peter 1:3-4
  • In glorification

    and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified. —Romans 8:30
  • In sanctification

    Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word. —Ephesians 5:26-27

Most importantly, He is sufficient to be fully trusted.

And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, for You, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You. —Psalm 9:10

Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He will do it. —Psalm 37:5


QUESTION FOR THE DAY

You say you believe “The Rapture” will save you from Tribulation? Your god has not had a single success yet. He made “perfect” angels. He made “perfect” humans on a “perfect earth.” He had a “perfect” son. And ALL of them end up tortured and dead. He ends up with a few thousand buddies to lay around paradise with forever while ALL the rest are destroyed or tortured for eternity. Has there ever been a bigger loser? Ever?

And you are banking that THIS time, this one last time, God is gonna hit the ball out of the park for you?

Good luck with that!


ANSWER:

The timing of rapture obviously isn’t your issue, is it?

We don’t know if you are a Christian who has become terribly bitter out of some disappointment with God or a short-sighted atheist who can’t see beyond your own darkened prison.

You say that all God’s “perfect” creations, as well as His “perfect” son, end up tortured and dead. The resurrection of Jesus Christ hardly “ended” in torture and death, but even setting aside your broad-sweeping exaggeration, your thinking and logic would still be terribly flawed. You simply don’t know how ANYTHING “ends up” because you haven’t seen the end—not even of your own life!

while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. —2 Corinthians 4:18

God’s Word and His prophecies have never failed, so yes, we’re “banking” that they never will. The entire message of the Bible is that, even though WE distorted God’s perfect creation through our own selfishness, HE will redeem what He has made—and bring it to eternal perfection.

But we do see Him who was made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone. For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the author of their salvation through sufferings. —Hebrews 2:9-10

The big loser with whom you are so angry is Satan, and it seems that right now he’s got you very much in his sights. But whatever kind of hell you are living in now is nothing compared to the Hell prepared for him and for those who follow him in his rebellion.

and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. —Matthew 13:50

Then He will also say to those on His left, “Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels —Matthew 25:41

We genuinely pray that God will reveal to you His light and His great Love so you won’t spend eternity in a dark, unquenchable and eternal fire, rethinking your position.

I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints —Ephesians 1:18

God makes a home for the lonely; He leads out the prisoners into prosperity; Only the rebellious dwell in a parched land. —Psalm 68:6

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