I look at the unethical and immoral activity in the world today and I think to myself, “God, don’t You see this and aren’t You going to do something?” It’s then that He gently reminds me that, #1…God doesn’t see as we do. (Job 10:4) and #2…His eyes are on the ways of men, He sees their every step. (Job 34:21) The wicked of this world may think they’re getting away with their evilness…but God is still watching. And in the end, Hebrews 4:13 tells us, “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.” There is coming a day of reckoning for all of us…the good as well as the bad…the righteous as well as the unrighteous.
The OT prophet Isaiah spoke of this illuminating glory to come in Isaiah 60:19, ” The sun will no more be your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you, for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.” There is coming a day when God’s Kingdom will be set up here on earth…His truth and glory will pierce through all darkness, bringing into the light all sin and deception. On that day, the Lord Himself will become our light, and all evil will have to flee.
Many have tried to predict it. Across the centuries, they have prophesied His coming time and time again…all with the same results. No human being knows when the Day of the Lord will come…the day when Jesus returns to judge the earth. In I Thessalonians 5:2 it tells us that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night…suddenly and without warning. So it’s important that we be ready…innocent and faultless before Him.
When a fellow Believer is going through suffering and misery, we sometimes look heavenward and ask God, “Why?” We see examples in the Bible of powerful, Godly people who went through very dark times…and again we ask, “Why?” But if you talk to a Believer who’s gone through a traumatic event, in hindsight they will speak of God’s grace and mercy…of how He carried them when they were exhausted and weak…and of how His peace undergirded them to be able to move ahead day by day. Yes, just like Daniel, we will all spend a night in the lions’ den…but take hope, for God is right there beside you in the darkness until the sunrise.
We all give snap opinions mentally everyday. No one may hear them…but we’re constantly pronouncing judgment on those around us. But for as harshly as we judge others…in the same way we will be judged someday…which kind of makes you think doesn’t it.
The indwelling Holy Spirit reveals to all Believers the sacred mysteries and hidden truths of God’s own revelations. We are then privy to visions, prophesies, and insights that the world can never be part of. The Lord’s glories teachings and principles all afforded to us as Believers, by way of the Holy Spirit.
How can the Church stand firm if it’s divided? How can Believers work together as one if there are divisions? It won’t happen…and Satan knows that all too well. If he can use pride and egos to stop the work of the Lord he’ll do it. Are we willing as Believers to change the discord and to become as it talks about in Isaiah 58:12. “…you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls.”