Worship the Creator

Acts 7:50   (NLT)   Didn’t my hands make both heaven and earth?’

The fact that the one true living God was the One Who created both the heavens and the earth is enough reason for us to not worship any other god or being but Him.

Acts 7.50 - Worship the CreatorOf course, others question the validity of this truth. They don’t believe God created creation. They somehow have a hard time accepting this. But there shouldn’t be any problem believing God can create. The fact that the universe is so big is not a proof that no person or being could be responsible for its beginning; it is proof that God who created this magnificent, immeasurable universe is way more powerful and bigger than we imagine.

There is no reason for us to worship anything or anyone else other than the One really worthy of worship. That’s no other than the one true living God. Any other entities pulling us to give them a greater place or a higher priority in our hearts and lives than God himself ought to be resisted with all wisdom and might. They’re trying to deceive us and cause us to place our attention on something so little—to settle with something infinitely smaller. God longingly wants us to set our minds and hearts on Him, to have our lives dedicated to the best of the best: the best cause, the best reason for existence, the best Being Who exists. He wants us to live the best way we can: from the best source, through the best means/sustainer, for the best purpose. Oh, that gives us so much worth and significance.

We thank you Father for being real. We thank you for leaving us with more than sufficient convincing proofs of your existence and greatness. You’re an indescribably powerful and wise God. And you choose to care for us so much, to love us with a consistent, continuous, persevering, and endless love that we won’t find from anyone else. We thank you for giving us a very gracious invitation and welcome to You and into your very presence—the presence of our great and Almighty, All-wise Creator.

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Under Control

Psalm 76.10 - Under Control - Tower of Babel

Psalms‬ ‭76:10‬ ‭  (KJV‬‬)   Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.

What does someone really gain in defying God? Nothing–there’s nothing to gain but everything to lose. It may give some sense of pride and control; pride because he’s not bowing before anyone, control because he’s doing what he wants to do, but both positions are flawed and false. God is God, whether one recognizes it or not. He is infinitely greater than anyone and He is the One really in control of everything. Even one’s rebellion, no matter how bold and blatant, is working against the rebel and ultimately for God’s glory. Nothing planned against God will prosper.

No one who fights against Him will win. History speaks: voices have been raised in opposition to God, some louder than others, some heeded more than others. They may have been known during their times; their opinions may have been widely popular; their reach may have been global, but their names and impact are barely felt or recognized now. They’ve come and they’ve gone; they’ve risen and they’ve fallen; God is still God; He still lives; He’s still reigning, unthreatened.

Any seeming success anyone has in campaigning against God can only be considered success when assessed within the realm of the earthly. God can be the most unpopular or even the most hated entity in the world, but His rule extends way far bigger than this world. He’s never shaken by that. Its easy for Him to work with a remnant–a small group of faithful, devoted, committed followers–people who aren’t influenced by the ungodliness that pervades their environment. We are the remnant. There are “God-defyers;” there is us. God is in total control of both.

Angels Watching Over Us

Acts 12:7  (KJV)   And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.

Peter was in prison. Herod wanted to use Peter as a form of entertainment. How? He was going to have him killed in front of an anti-Christian crowd. It didn’t look good for Peter. Herod had the power – a corrupted one. He just had John – another arch-apostle killed. That’s what actually led him to pursue the death of Peter; he saw the crowd pleased with it. Peter was securely guarded in prison – chains, gates, guards and all. It was impossible for Peter to escape, but escape he did – with a little help from his unknown and unexpected friend. The Lord’s angel rescued him: chains fell, gates opened, guards didn’t see. Peter was free. The impossible became possible. How? Through God’s supernatural delegates – His angels.

Angels are real. Supernatural world is real. Many of what we consider as impossible are impossible from the natural vantage point. But when the supernatural is involved, nothing really is impossible. I heard a “science” guy asked how any plant buried under water for a year could survive – attempting to refute the validity of Noah’s flood. That’s a good point – from an anti-supernatural perspective. But the answer is simple. He has forgotten that we who believe in the account of the Flood believe in the account of Creation. It’s obviously not a problem for our God Who created everything out of nothing, to revive the plants after the Flood. We are living in a material world, but we as believers aren’t limited to it; we’re living in a supernatural sphere as well. And God’s supernatural delegates are present. They’re powerful, they’re victorious, and they’re ministering to us. Wow. A famous singer sang “Angels watching over me.” That’s more than just a song; that’s truth. By the way, people often think that there’s a war between science and religion. Not so. Science simply means “knowledge.” The contradiction then is between God-denying, God-disbelieving, God-hating Science, and, God-affirming, God-believing, God-loving Science.

Our Creator, supernatural God and Father, nothing is impossible with you. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy the blessings of living also in the supernatural, unlimited realm. Thank you for sending us Your powerful angels to watch over us, and when necessary, to rescue us – even if it takes overpowering the laws of nature and physics – even if it would take a miracle. And when necessary, we may even see them. Hallelujah!!!