The Seventh Day - Psalm 104 - Part 6
Genesis 1:31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and
there was morning--the sixth day. and on the seventh day...............
And so the creation was complete and "The Trinity" rested from all He had created ! (past tense)
And so the creation is being completed and I rest In Him (present tense)
And so the creation will be completed (future tense)
I see that new stars are being formed and born in the "heavens" all the time as a continues
process of regeneration takes place and new life emerges
I know that even though see a star being born or "how it is formed" that nonetheless this
process takes place
I realise that planets much younger than the earth are still in the process of being transformed
Even in nature new plants and life springs up from a soil where once it was bare
I know that I am not the same person I was before I asked Jesus into my life and He turned me
I also know that He is forming , moulding and shaping me
And as yet I am "Not yet Complete"
May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in his works
God The Father rejoices over His creation, "this is the day that The Lord has made"
I WILL , rejoice and be glad in it
Father rejoices in the works of His Hands, He dances over, He delights
here we have (The Bride) "hephzibah", in whom he delights; "his beulah", to whom he is
He delights in her His Bride, those that He gave birth too , that are His own, who have been adopted,
those with Whom He fellowships with., He rests and delights in His creation
And so I see that Father God has "emotions" being a God of Love, who is Love
But what of My response ?
Should I respond in the same way ?
HWAT IS MY response back ?
I will sing to the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
I sing to God and make melody in my heart and God responds back with a song to me
This two way relational walk that I am in is not yet complete but I am confident that He who began a good work in me will carry it through to completion until that day, until that day, until that day, when He will rejoice and I will rejoice
Until then I shall rest in Him
And so this began with the soot of sin that enveloped a life,like a cloud covering over the heart
And it finishes, (if anything does finish,) with a complete reversal
God turns the tables over, Jesus turns over the stalls and benches of the heart and reverses
When I repent, I turn around and walk in the other direction, God see's this and meets me as I
turn to Him, He greets me as the Son, He wraps His arms around me as I return Luke 15:11-32
I notice that this is not just a message for me when I am lost and in the world, ..
It it not just a message for me when I am unsaved
For how would I understand this ? how would I know His voice ?
But I see it also as a message for me as a believer
When I am not in the right place with God and I turn around, He meets me, He turns the tables
He reverses the situation and circumstance, once I change...
My sadness is turned to joy and my weakness is turned to strength
Nothingness is turned to a new thing and sorrow is turned to singing
The sin is wiped away and I can rejoice in My God
I can shout on the rooftops and sing a new song
But may sinners vanish from the earth and the wicked be no more. Praise the
LORD, O my soul. Praise the LORD.
My sin vanishes from the earth
Sinners are "consumed" תמם tâmam to finish, to cease, to be no more
And there shall be a new earth and a new heaven,
Let all that I am Praise The Lord
The Christian life for me is an ongoing tense
Be filled with the Holy Spirit
that is a present tense
as in all things, He who was (past)and is (present)and is to come...(future)
Has and is and will ......in my life
Ephesians 5:18-21 Paul’s command to be filled [pleroo] with the Spirit is in the present
As for me and my house, I see that also God will never let me go, but that I can walk away from
God and as far as I am concerned God is no longer in my life (present tense)
Galatians 5:4 falling away from grace. (a present deteriation)
1 Timothy 4:1 1 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow
deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.
1 Timothy 3:9 They must keep hold of the deep truths (present tense)of the faith with a clear
1 Timothy 6:21 which some have professed and in so doing have wandered from the faith.
1 Timothy 1:19 Some have rejected these and so have shipwrecked their faith.
So I see a continiues moving on here
Not a relationship that has stagnated where I have lost my first Love, but an ongoing present
action and response
In both things
1. Holy Spirit
2. God never leaving us
I also see a dependency on our response
Now as far as I can see, believing is not enough, indeed having faith is not enough, !!
As far as I can see it......the Old Testament "Righteous men" as in "Good" right with God
Were saved by faith !!
But that faith was accompanied by action,,, as faith is dead unless it is accompanied by doing
what God tells me too, in other words its about "Obedience" that compulsion and drawing is done
by the Holy Spirit which compels me to do what God says
Now I don't believe myself that faith on its own is enough
My next door neighbour has faith, millions of people have some kind of faith in something and
even God, but unless that faith is accompanied by action "It can be said to be like a clanging
Millions of people or even billions would be saved IF it was based on Faith alone
Indeed I see that Beleiving in God is not enough to save !!
For even the devil believes in God as do the demons and shudder although they cannot be saved
If believing in God were to bring salvation then the entire world would be saved without realising
But when we believe and have faith and that faith is accompanied by action/response/works
THEN and even then it may not save !! for only God knows who are His
Faith and beleif in God alone cannot save, we know that because if it did then even Balaam
would be saved
I also see that action on its own cannot save and straight away people think of that scripture
"You are saved by grace not by works lest anyone should boost"
But it cannot be just a one way thing can it ?
I see all through the entire bible the "ongoing relational walk" of people
Where God speaks to people and people speak back
Even with the disciples who believed....they believed but their belief would accompanied by...
They prayed together, met together, went out and layed hands on the sick, preached the gospel
and shall I go on ?
They were not saved simply because they believed or because they had a faith and either one
of those on there own are not enough
Even someone who believes and has faith and does "may not be the Lords"
It is when we beleive and in faith we do what God says
so with the disciples they beleieved , they had faith, they then followed
we must not forget that Jesus knew them and knew of them even before He met them
He knows who are His
And in this ongoing walk where I am being saved, I "believe" that I am also being enabled
to do those things that God asks of me, thus He continues to supply and breathe upon my life
But I know that there are "wolves" among the sheep.. who believe,have faith and seem to do
as others do , yet they are not Gods And so I see and recognise that even Belief, Faith and Action
does not mean that a person is Gods
For if it were then these wolves would be saved
Instead the assurance that I have is based on a knowing and knowledge of God in me, speaking
to me, and I....doing what God wants me too
I know that there will be many who will say "Lord Lord" Matthew 7:22
Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform
PRACTICAL APPLICATION IN MY LIFE
I know the inner working of the Holy Spirit and the Joy of following Jesus through adversity
As for me and my house, I will serve the Lord
God created me and He rested "as it was finished"
But it is yet to be finished...
The joy of His salvation is ongoing as I am being saved
Lord Father God creator of heaven and earth and my Father thankyou that You "The Trinity"
of my faith will come again and all things will be new once more
Lord reverse the tables and take the soot of sin, draw up from within me anything that may hinder
my relationship with You and Then draw me to repentance so that I can draw ever nearer to Your
Until you bring soemthing else to my attention so that I can once more repent and turn around
At those times reverse the tables and clear the room and fill it with your Holy Spirit
In Jesus name amen