Friday, May 20, 2011

"One Thing For Sure...God Will Work It Out"

Do you love God today? If so, then He is working your life out with you. With you, not for you.

Even in the midst of this media storm concerning the "end of the world", and the return of Jesus Christ, God will work it out.

Romans 8:28 (AMP) - "We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose."

Maybe Harold's misled prophecy has served a purpose. Maybe God has allowed Harold to get out in front of Him so we would begin to think.

Maybe God's plan is unfolding sooner than we think and He wants us to begin thinking about it.

One thing's for sure. Say what we will about Harold Camping, but he has gotten the world to think about one of the most stable and foundational truths of the Christian faith: the Second Advent of Jesus Christ. He has it incorrect, but the incorrectness is founded upon a fundamental biblical truth.

The falseness of Harold's basic prediction (because there are other errors in it as well) is not in the possibility, but mainly in his timing.

The fact is that Jesus Christ will return someday. Even He doesn't know when that time and day is, but only God the Father knows.

Perhaps Harold has gotten us to think about that these last weeks. Perhaps God allowed that, maybe even engineered it.

Maybe God wants us to be thinking about it. There certainly have been enough unprecedented "signs" of late.

I didn't need Harold to remind me. I stay close to Jesus and His Word. Maybe most Christians didn't need it.

However, I am amazed over how many marginal and peripheral believers, and even downright anti-believers, are all of a sudden "concerned". I know people who have quit their jobs, moved to the hills, liquidated their assets, etc., and NONE of them are what we would perceive as followers of Jesus Christ!

Yup. Harold has the whole world thinking. And that might not be as bad as we think.

The believer lives as if Jesus is coming back today.

Maybe, just maybe, old Harold has served to remind us that is really the issue at heart.

Keepin' it Real and see you Sunday :)...

Pastor Kevin <><

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