And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is His name? What shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me to you. Exodus 3:13-14 (KJV)
Many are adamant that there is no greater power than us, no creator of the universe, no God, nothing after death, we just die and then there is no more consciousness, nothing, it is as if we never existed. I have a question for you! What if you are wrong? What if there really is a God and everything He has taught us is true and there really is a heaven and a hell and an eternal life after the physical death?
The world invests a lot of time in trying to prove that God does not exist, a God they do not believe exist in the first place; so why so much effort in trying to prove there is no God. Surely if someone believes there is no God that should be sufficient for them, but this is clearly not the case. How many expensive and time consuming experiments have been attempted by very intelligent and learned experts to work out how Jesus performed miracles, that they don’t believe ever happened; or whether or not Noah’s Ark ever existed or whether Pharaoh and his army actually drowned in the Red Sea. Why spend your life trying to prove something you don’t believe ever existed in the first place? It doesn’t make sense to me, unless there is an element in there somewhere that is not sitting right with the person, that keeps tugging at their spirit or is challenging their disbelief. It is my belief that many people who say they do not believe there is a God actually do believe to some extent that there is a God but chose to reject the truth because it is not what they want in their lives and it doesn’t sit well with their logic.
To believe in God, let Him guide us and to give Him control in our lives is just too much for many people to accept. People like to boast of their personal achievements and the self-gratifying feeling that they did it all by themselves. They walked on the moon, conquered a race, discovered a planet, they are the greatest that ever lived and the thought of saying ‘I was able to do this through the strength and empowerment of Jesus Christ,’ is too much for them to accept. I cannot imagine a more wasted existence than to believe that someone or something doesn’t exist but to then spend my entire life trying to prove that they really don’t exist.
God does not ask us as Christians to prove His existence because we cannot. Sometimes we get caught up with useless debates trying to prove who God is, when we really cannot and the message we are trying to get across is lost. Moses was most concerned with whether or not the Children of Israel would believe that he was sent by God, but God simply said, tell them my name is I AM. I AM sent you! No further explanation required. We must always testify from our personal relationship with God, by Faith. How would you begin to prove such a thing? When I tried to share this concept with a friend I was told that I was ‘disillusioned,’ and that my statement was ‘moronic,’ so in other words I was a ‘disillusioned moron.’ I know the truth and we all will one day! As a Christian don’t get frustrated when you can’t get through to someone, ask the Lord to reveal the truth to them and move on to the next one. Time is short and as I said in a previous blog, it is not our friend because it just keeps ticking on regardless of the state we are in.
Jesus is definitely returning to us very soon, but many people either don’t believe or think it is still a long way away. Remember Christ left us just over two days ago so by God’s time will it be another half day, a few more hours a week? We don’t know. We need to be alert and not ignore the signs of the times. A broken world cannot produce hope and fruitfulness. It produces earth quakes with the earth literally breaking apart creating havoc and mass loss of life, or it’s erupting from its’ core with vicious force destroying everything in its wake. We have rivers which instead of watering the land and growing the crops, as they were created to do, is responsible for the deaths of millions of people each year. We have cities sinking into oceans with every passing moment. Tsunamis, floods, avalanches, aeroplanes disappearing in mid-flight, people willing not only to take their own lives, but to strap bombs to themselves and kill as many innocent people as possible. Children killing parents, parents killing children, the deepest bond possible, giving birth to another human being and they reach a point in their lives where they are able to kill each other. Countries at war. Who can stop any of these horrific things from happening! Who can fix this?
There is no one on this earth who can fix this and God will not patch it up. His Word is clear, this world will pass away and He will build us a new one. It is our duty as Christians to get the message out there, simple and uncomplicated. We cannot force anyone to believe in God but we must continue to spread the Gospel regardless of whether people accept it or not.