Ocean Depths!

“He will again have compassion on us, And will subdue our iniquities. You will cast all our sins Into the depths of the sea.” (Micah 7:19 NKJV)

Because of God’s mercy towards us–He will not stay angry with us forever, and when we repent of our sins, His mercy and compassion are so great that He forgives us and tosses our sins into the depths of the seas.

The key to having our sins tossed into the sea is our repentance–turning away from those things that do not honor God in any way and turning to God, honoring Him in all we do.

Many–who want to live any way they want to live–espouse God’s love and criticize anyone else who mentions sin, saying we should only talk about love. Well, God is love and He loves us all, but He will not tolerate disobedience any more than our natural parents will. The rules don’t change because of His love, but the rules are established because of His love.

Be careful of the tricks of the enemy who would blind to truth and attempt to get one to believe that God’s Love cancels His rules, when in fact, it is just the opposite. When we love–we want to keep our loved ones safe from harm. God’s Love wants to keep us safe from harm and keep us in position to receive His many benefits. If we love Him, we’ll obey Him. When we refuse to obey Him, we are in fact obeying Satan who wants confusion and disorder and chaos to reign so we cannot hear God when He speaks.

I am so grateful for God’s forgiveness and His giving me a another chance to get things right with Him, that I know my sins are at the bottom of the ocean and no one–doing any deep-sea fishing, will be able to snare them and bring them up to Him again. Hallelujah!

When The Mountains Crumble!

“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” (Psalm 46: 1, 2, 10 NLT)

It appears that all is falling apart, all around us, no matter where we look.

Chaos in The Middle East.

Chaos in Canada.

Chaos in Europe.

Chaos in Asian Countries.

Chaos in Africa.

Chaos in South America.

Chaos in North America.

Everywhere we look–according to media reports–there is chaos and unrest! People are rebelling against governmental authority across the world. Social media provides the means for many to instigate hatred and bigotry against and towards anyone who dares to offer a differing opinion about the state of the world and current events.

For those of us who know and understand God’s Word–we know what time it is, yet we have no need to join in the uproar or fear, we simply need to be still and know–all of this has been predicted and is coming to pass–just as God showed it to us.

Yesterday, I wrote about the devil notching his belt every time someone falls under his influence and at this point, he must have started notches on more than one belt or–the belt he notches–is equal to the circumference of the entire world–and is being notched moment by moment.

Kids killing classmates, madmen running the streets with axes, angry people trespassing government buildings and shooting the innocent–when will it all stop?

When we are convinced as a people–united by the fact that we all belong to the human race–all created by God and Loved by Him and will be obedient to Him–the chaos and destruction will stop, but not until then. Will we see the change in our lifetime–within the next fifty years? It is doubtful, but we can remain hopeful that we will start by turning again to Him to loves us and will never give up on us.

Obedience to Him–our Only Wise God–provides us the space to not fear what man may do, but just know--if we will just be still and not worry, we will see the mighty works of God change nation after nation until peace is obtained throughout the land.

So, while it seems like everything is falling apart and the end is near, just be still and know that He is God and we have nothing to fear–even if we see the crumbling mountains fall into the sea–we have a home in heaven for all eternity. Our future with God is secure as long as we are obedient to Him in all things!