The God Who Shows and Tells

Sorry… didn’t make the Monday deadline…

The talk around the web is a supposed fourth century document declaring that Jesus had a spouse. I’m not sure about you, but Scripture supported by a couple of thousand years of church history gives me all of the evidence I need to say this… even if it was really written in the fourth century, it doesn’t align with what the church has always taught. Therefore, it’s just babbling by someone without the truth.

On a greater note, our Pastor, who insists on hanging out with good old Hosea and Gomer, shares something of urgent interest from the prophet’s fifth chapter. Our God is a God who knows… and has the power to do something about what He knows.

Remember the thought that crossed my mind today? Yeah, that one. The one I’m glad nobody else knows (well, I guess you know now). He knows, and more importantly, He knows why it crossed my mind and what will become of it… even if I don’t. It gets better though. I know some things too, but unfortunately, I can rarely do anything with what I know. Instead, God knows and does as He pleases. He does what’s right.

What’s that you asked? Did our Pastor book a room for him and his family at the Omni Hotel? Not that I’m aware of, but if you’re speaking of those omni-words, he said that our God is omniscient and omnipotent. He’s a whole lot of other omni-stuff too, but these simply mean He’s all-knowing and all-powerful. Sounds about right doesn’t it?

Just in case I’m of a mind to think our God passively overlooks what He knows… my sinfulness, I’m reminded of His words to Israel and Judah…

I will be like a moth.” If you’ve seen the destruction of these pests in your closet, well… you know. “I will be like a lion.” The king of the beasts attacks its prey, then backs off to watch. In every scenario, God says, “no one shall rescue them.” What is it that He’s watching for? According to Hosea… repentance and an earnest desire for Him.

Can I share with you what is a most challenging thought for me? How often do I forget that the Jesus who I rightly personify by His mercy and grace is the very One who made these statements? …the very One who knows all and has all power. …the very One who paid for my sin in full!

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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4 Responses to The God Who Shows and Tells

  1. Lady Deidre says:

    I love how powerful, insightful, and all knowing our Lord really is! Great Post, Mike!
    God Bless You!

  2. I agree with Mr. Barnes! I remember a few years ago when some archeologists said they found the bones of Jesus and “His family” in the desert… But Jesus said we are His family!

    He also forewarned that if anyone claimed He was in the secret chamber or in the desert, we should not believe them because “where the carcass is, the eagles gather” (paraphrase).

    If Jesus was married, He would have made it known to all of us, because we are His family and it wouldn’t have been a secret. End of case.

    Peace & Grace,
    Olive Twist!!

  3. Every time someone finds something in the ground in Israel, it is generally an attempt to deny His deity. The devil is such a dope

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