"Be Still, And Know That I Am God"

Written by Stephen Kingery


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Our Spirit:

Does your spirit long to be with God? There are times that I wish that Christ would return immediately and put an end to this wicked world and take His church to glory with Him. I know that we are to wait patiently and expectantly for His return. We are not to decide whenrepparttar right time is, but rather God will decide. But nonetheless, I still long forrepparttar 140621 day that I will enter gloryland and be with God and His Son eternally. Another favorite song of mine says, "What a day that will be, when my Jesus I shall see. I will look upon His face,repparttar 140622 One who saved my by His grace. He will take me byrepparttar 140623 hand, and lead me throughrepparttar 140624 promised land. What a day, glorious day that will be." Oh how I long for that day to arrive! To enter Heaven and seerepparttar 140625 angles and be able to join with them in singing praises to God. To know that we will have a new body which will not die and that we all will be in harmony on everything. Just to sit and imagine how wonderful that day will be is to "Be still, and know that I am God."

The Nature of Life:

The very nature of life itself tells us that there is a God in Heaven. Consider that we are conceived as two microscopic parts which are joined together and emerge as a fully formed, very complex, immensely helpless being capable of growing into adults that can achieve sending man torepparttar 140626 moon. Think ofrepparttar 140627 complexity ofrepparttar 140628 human body. How can we even imagine that such a miraculous creation asrepparttar 140629 human body could have developed without a Creator? Think ofrepparttar 140630 emotions, thoughts and ideas that we have. Considerrepparttar 140631 love that we have for each other as well as our Heavenly Father, His Son andrepparttar 140632 Holy Spirit. What aboutrepparttar 140633 pain we bear when tragedy strikes one of our loved ones. Then there isrepparttar 140634 joy and happiness of seeing a loved one graduate from high school or get married. All of this and much more concerningrepparttar 140635 nature of life itself tells us, "Be still, and know that I am God."

Little Children:

Have you ever looked intorepparttar 140636 eyes of a little child? What did you see? Jesus said, "Letrepparttar 140637 little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such isrepparttar 140638 kingdom of Heaven." (Matthew 19:14) What was Jesus talking about when He said, "of such isrepparttar 140639 kingdom of Heaven?" He was talking aboutrepparttar 140640 very thing we see when we look intorepparttar 140641 eyes of a little child, pure innocence. Little children with their purity, innocence, undying love for mother and father arerepparttar 140642 very essence of Heaven. This is really what Heaven is all about. I have been fortunate as an educator to have hadrepparttar 140643 opportunity to work with children. They have been a great joy and blessing to me. And it should go without saying, that when we see little children arrayed in all their love, innocence and purity we hear that familiar message from our Heavenly Father, "Be still, and know that I am God."

Isn't it wonderful to know that we have a Father in Heaven who cares and loves us. Isn't it really a grand thing to know that we can take all our cares to Him and that He hears and answers prayer. I hope that this article has given you inspiration to consider allrepparttar 140644 many ways God shows us His divine existence. There are many ways that God tells us this. These thing in this article are but a few.



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The Conclusion to the Rapture

Written by Michael Bradley


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Satan already knows he is defeated. He knows he will eventually end up inrepparttar Lake of Fire and Brimstone forever and ever. He knows that this is his last chance for mass destruction and terror. He hates all humans and anything to do with God and heaven. If God would allow him anymore time thanrepparttar 140595 three and half years, I really believe Satan would setrepparttar 140596 world up for mass destruction through nuclear weapons. He would then haverepparttar 140597 satisfaction that he literally destroyedrepparttar 140598 entire world before he goes to his final fate.

But thank God, He will not allow this scenario to go this far. But God is going to allow it to go far enough to teach us all a lesson that we will never ever forget. He is going to show us how quickly humans can be deceived by Satan and his demons, andrepparttar 140599 only thing that has kept this world in one piece forrepparttar 140600 last 6000 years has simply beenrepparttar 140601 power and restraining force of Godrepparttar 140602 Father Himself operating throughrepparttar 140603 Holy Spirit.

Bottom line - there is only maximum life with God or maximum death without Him. The last three and half years inrepparttar 140604 Tribulation will show us what "maximum death" will really be like when God removes His Church offrepparttar 140605 face of this earth, and he then allowsrepparttar 140606 Devil andrepparttar 140607 Antichrist to do what they want withrepparttar 140608 power that will be given to them.
After we watch and see all of these events unfold, we will never, ever want to forsake our God again. We will come torepparttar 140609 full realization that without God in our lives - that we can never have or find true happiness, joy, love, peace or fulfillment in our lives.

Without God in our lives, there is only eventual maximum death, andrepparttar 140610 last three and half years on this earth is going to prove that point once and for all to all of us. It will berepparttar 140611 greatest history lesson thatrepparttar 140612 world will ever receive, and something that we will never ever forget forrepparttar 140613 rest of our eternal lives.

Will there be a Rapture? You will each have to decide for yourselves onrepparttar 140614 wayrepparttar 140615 above Scripture verses are worded. My conclusion, after putting allrepparttar 140616 above verses together like a "jigsaw puzzle," is that there will be a rapture, and that it will occur sometime beforerepparttar 140617 beginning ofrepparttar 140618 7 year Tribulation.

I feelrepparttar 140619 Rapture is a "mystery" from God, and that it is "hidden" inrepparttar 140620 above verses. God does not wantrepparttar 140621 rest ofrepparttar 140622 unbelieving world to have full access to this mystery, otherwise people will be accepting salvation forrepparttar 140623 wrong reasons - to escaperepparttar 140624 coming horrors ofrepparttar 140625 Tribulation and not with a true, repentant heart to want to accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior forrepparttar 140626 sinners that we all truly are.

Again, you may want to put this article onrepparttar 140627 shelf inrepparttar 140628 event that we start to fast approach end time events in our lifetime. This article will make for good debate with other Christians who may not believe inrepparttar 140629 Rapture.

Article written by Michael Bradley of Bible Knowledge Ministries. Their website is a resource of Bible commentary and teaching. If you do not want to wait for the next article, you can go to our end times section. Copyright 2005 by Michael Bradley. All Rights Reserved.


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