“Just Look Around You …”
“Just look around you …” , this is a phrase that is often used by Christians. This innocent phrase can negate our faith in God.
Isaiah 53:5 “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.”
Is this really true? Just look around you … there are still so many Christians living with their sickness and diseases. Many had died in their sickness. Can we believe Isaiah 53:5 ” …by His stripes we are healed.”?
Romans 6:14 “For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.”
Is it really true? Just look around you … many Christians are still struggling in their Christian lives. Many are still living in sin and not in victory. Can we take Romans 6:14 to be true ? “For sin shall not have dominion over you …”
Romans 8:32 “He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” “All Things” should also include Health and Wealth.
Is it really true? Just look around you … there are still many Christian who are living in poverty; struggling for their livelihood.
Can we believe what the Scripture said in Romans 8:32? ” … with Him also freely give us all things”.
Peter was walking on water towards Jesus … until he ‘looked around him’. (Matthew 14:22-33)
Faith is believing what God said to be true. Are you putting your faith in God or are you listening to the people who says “Just look around you …”. Are you people who “See to Believe” or are you those who “Believe and See”. As believers of Christ we are to walk by faith and not by sight.
An innocent phrase “Just look around you …” has negated the ‘Faith’ of many believers. Faith sees the invisible and believes the impossible. Faith believes what God has said to be true … no matter how the situation and circumstances looks. Faith believes in God.
Does It Really Matter ?
Does it really matter?
I have been searching the Scripture and studying the Scripture.
I am in a Journey of “Questioning” the Beliefs that have been passed down to me as “Gospel Truth”.
Does it really matter what point of view I hold? Why bother about about all the theological view points? Just attend church, give tithes, do good works, evangelize … be a good Christian. Does what I believe and why I believe really matters?
“Finished Work of Christ” or “Working out your Salvation towards holiness”
“Old Sinful Nature is no longer in a believer” or “Old Nature is still in a believer”
” Grace Alone” or “Grace and Law”
“Futurist View” or “Preterist View” of Eschatology
“Premillennium or Postmillennium or Amillenium”
“Kingdom of God here on earth” or “Kingdom of God in Heaven”
…. and many other issues.
Why all these debates? Does it really matters? Yes it does matter!
All these are not central to our Salvation … but they are critical in our Christian Living. What we believe will determine whether we live in Victory or Defeat here on earth. It will determine whether we live a life of Freedom or Bondage.
A child of God need to grow in Spiritual Maturity. Only a spiritually mature believer will know his “inheritance” in Christ and enjoy the rich “inheritance” that belongs to him in Christ.
A “Baby” in Christ will not know and enjoy the “inheritance” that are his. A “Baby” though he is in the family but he is not mature enough to enjoy his “inheritance”. So don’t just be contented to remain a “Babe in Christ”. Don’t just remain in “Salvation Matters” but grow deeper in the “Things” of Christ.
We must know what we believe and why we believe.
No matter what we believe … we must be able to support and defend what we believe with Scriptures. If you Theology does not match with Scripture … Change your Theology.
Yes, share your beliefs and present your beliefs but never insist and force upon others your beliefs … that is the work of the Holy Spirit.
Growing in the Knowledge of God.