Tuesday, January 6, 2009

How Big is Your God

It has been quite a long time since I last posted a blog. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with quality time with family and friends. Did everyone stay up to bring in the new year? I was not able to finish my Bible thru like I was hoping to in 2008 so it is again my goal for this year along with a few other things.

With the beginning of this new year we also have something else new coming up this year- a new president for our country. Although I was not surprised when I saw that he had won the presidency, I was still very disappointed, to say the least. I do not know what this new year will hold. A change, that is for sure but the question is what kind of changes will be happening? With all these questions running thru our minds and all the uncertainty these questions bring there is one question that can be asked and answered matter of factly. How big is your God?

Here are just a few things that shows us just how great and mighty our Heavenly Father is-

1) His enemies will be conquered.

Revelation 19:11-21 "And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doeth judge and make war.
His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
And he was clothed with a vestrue dipped in blood: and his name was called The Word of God.
And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
I am going to skip a few verses now and get to the best part...
(verses 19 and 20)- And I saw the beast, and the kinds of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

Hebrews 10:13- From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.

2) He rules over all the heavens and earth

Psalm 24:1- The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof: the world, and they that dwell therein.

Joshua 4:24- That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the Lord, that it is mighty: that ye might fear the Lord your God for ever.

1 Chronicles 29:11-12 Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all.
Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great and to give strength unto all.

3)It doesn't matter when He comes back-

Romans 16:20a- And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly...

Matthew 5:5- Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Matthew 5:17-18- Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

4) He will be exalted and reign forever-

Psalm 47:1-9-
O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.
For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.
He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet.
He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.
God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.
Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.
For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.
God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.
The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong unto God: he is greatly exalted.

Revelation 20:1-6
And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in the hands, and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

As we look to this new year remember, we have a God that is greater than we sometimes realize. His coming is eminent and his power is sure. Even though we may be faced with some hard times as Christians this year God is still on the throne and no matter what goes wrong he has the final say and will rule with righteous judgment.

Until next time,