It is amazing what we see today that men could not see in days gone by. Today we can see what is happening on the other side of this earth while it is taking place. Television is an amazing device which man learned how to make. Today we see things in full color, and hear the words spoken as they come out of a man's mouth on the other side of the earth.
What counts, however, is what our God does and says to man. A few there are that hear and see what He is doing, and what He says to us. Jesus said to Nicodemus in John 3:3 , "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." Here we have what it counts to see. Do not see the kingdom of heaven, and you will some day see hell and all the holy wrath of God against sin and sinners.
What is more, that we will see (i.e., enjoy) all the blessings of God's kingdom is possible because of what God does to us, not what we invent, find, or make. We must be born again, that is, receive a new spiritual life from God in our souls. In fact, if we are not born again we will not even care to see the kingdom of God, and we will fight against those who are its citizens.
All those who were not born again, and who did not see the kingdom of God, when they saw Christ, its king, killed Him, not having any interest in His kingdom. We see that kingdom because God caused us to be born again. We see Christ, His Son, as the door which opened the way for us, who were born again, to enter with our souls at the moment of death, and with our bodies when Christ returns.
Pray then unto God that He will give you to see more of that kingdom, to see it more clearly, and more in detail, as what He wrought for us through His Son and His cross and resurrection and ascension up into heaven.
Through the Bible in One Year
Ezekiel 29 ; Ezekiel 30:1-26
Hebrews 11:32-40 ; Hebrews 12:1-13
Quote for Reflection:
"… It is true that God oftentimes useth this speech, Return unto me, and I will come unto you: but this is to show what is our duty and not what our power is." – John Calvin
- Date: 14-November