Friday, September 16, 2011

The same yesterday, today and forever!

Colossians 1:15-17

     Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before God made anything at all and is supreme over all creation. Christ is the one through whom God created everything in heaven and earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see – kings, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities. Everything has been created through him and for him. He existed before everything began, and he holds all creation together.

     Sometimes, it’s hard to wrap our brain around this passage of scripture; Jesus Christ is God’s son, is the exact image of God himself and has been in existence since before the creation of heaven and earth. Through him, heaven, earth, kings, kingdoms, rulers, authorities, things we can see and things we can’t see were all created. And not only that, he holds it all together! Wow, that’s a mouthful and a mind full!

     There’s a lot of theology going around today that minimizes Jesus Christ and his authority, and frankly, it’s just plain rubbish! Humans will never be able to fully understand and comprehend the majesty and awesomeness of God and Christ. In an attempt to understand and logically explain God, biblical truths are often times, thrown to the wind and the deity of Jesus Christ is minimized and devalued.

     If we are to live sold-out, radical lives as followers of Jesus Christ, we must hold fast to the truth of God’s Word and never fall victim to someone else’s attempt to rewrite and re-explain it. God is the same yesterday, today and forever and his Word will never change. We must always evaluate someone else’s teaching and make sure that it lines up with the Word of God. Many have fallen away or have been led astray by teachings that weren’t evaluated or scrutinized. As Christians, we need to do our research; our destiny may very well, hang in the balance. Always stand up for the truth of God’s Word, even when the majority seems to be saying the opposite. You may feel like you’re all alone, and begin to question and doubt yourself, but stand strong and cling to Christ as your guide and deliverer. The world is looking for someone and something to believe in and when you falter and weave back and forth in your beliefs, they will move on to someone else who is more confident and sure of themselves. Be the difference that others want to see.

     Have you ever doubted God and his Word? Ask him to give you a new measure of faith for believing in Him, and also the truth of his Word. Spend some quality time in prayer and meditation today, seeking his presence, without asking for anything.

Have a great day!


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