2 seconds Left, No Timeouts

As Christians we all come to that place in life were we truly can relate to Job and his ordeal. We have questioned God as to His motives for such heartache. At this point all hope seems to be lost. None of the scriptures and all of our friends words of encouragement just fall to the wayside. Its like the parable of the sower, the seeds of faith, trust, and hope are being choked out by the afflictions of Satan.

“So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and afflicted Job with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the top of his head. Then Job took a piece of broken pottery and scraped himself with it as he sat among the ashes. His wife said to him, ‘Are you still holding on to your integrity? Curse God and die!'” (Job 2:7-9).

Job 34:32 Teach me what I do not see; If I have done iniquity, I will do no more?

We don’t always see what God is doing. We don’t always understand the things going on around us. There is just so much God has working for our good and how He accomplishes it is just to grand for our little minds to understand. Sometimes our self-righteous attitudes get in the way because we are “blessed and highly favored” we think we know all that we need to know. We feel that at this point in our lives that we have paid our dues and that God should now be bent to our will. When we get like this; we easily forget that our sins murdered a innocent man on Calvary. Even though it was planned by God from the foundation of creation doesn’t negate the fact that all of God’s wrath was turned on Jesus Christ for us. It is during these times of doubt and feelings of hopelessness as well as feelings of abandonment that I turn to my hail Mary pass to the corner of the end zone with 2 seconds left scriptures. These words of God reminds me of His purpose and the path that I’m on…

Romans 8:18-35 ESV
Future Glory
18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. 23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because [1] the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, [2] for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.
God’s Everlasting Love
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be [3] against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. [4] 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

God bless you & may the Holy Spirit lead you

Rev. W. R. Martin Jr.

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One Response to “2 seconds Left, No Timeouts”
  1. cretien says:

    Continue to preach the grace of God through Jesus Christ, so that many will be able to know Christ Jesus, even unto His second coming in 2018. Here are more insights and inspiration unto the things to come; theelects.org

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