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The Glory of the Calling

The Glory of the Calling

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It is not enough to just say God works in mysterious ways.

Why bad things happen and what it all means to you.
It is not enough to just say God works in mysterious ways.

Why bad things happen and what it all means to you.

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THE GLORY OF GOD’S CALLING TO MEN
It is written that God has called for all men everywhere to repent. That is tocome to understand what they have been doing wrong and turn away fromthat way to the way of God.This call to everyone is not pleasant to some. First a man must know thatGod is and then that there are benefits to those who choose to obey him.If you are one of those that is having a problem believing that God exists, Isuggest that you read my blog concerning your world view. In it I explainwhy logical men believe in God by showing that there is no real alternative.The thoughts that I share there cannot be resolved without there being a realGod who created the universe. You can’t logically get a universe without theconcept of God because that takes logic and laws which needs a lawmaker.So God exists. What is so glorifying about a call from him to live a certainway?I remember as a child the motivation that was put before me in most churchservices was,” to escape from the fires of hell.” Every day would be Sunday bye and bye.” Hey it didn’t sound that interesting, but at least I wouldn’t be burning and feeling pain forever! If that’s the choice, I thought, its sounds booring but its kind of a no brainer there.Studying the scriptures prayfully totally changed my mind about the calling.I saw that everything was put together in pieces that needed to be puttogether. The Bible even said so. It went further; it said that every manwould need God’s help to do it. The pieces would then fit perfectly and noone could show a crack in it.I found that the wages of sin is death. That is what’s taught in the Bible. No,everlasting life in Hell fire is not the punishment for sin. I found that Jesus is part of the family of God and that they made man in their image.Then I found that God made man to (image, imitate, go through, deal with)similar things as himself. Man goes through a similar type process of making children in his own image as God is. It’s written. “I have said that ye
 
are gods and all of you are children of the most high” is spoken to all thosecalled and who accepts the calling. In one place God spake about those hecalls his people as being as the apple (pupil) of his eye. You know how you protect your face when anything comes near your eyes. They are very precious to you.In fact one scripture asks, “What is man that God has his mind full of him?”In the book of Hebrews, the Apostle Paul points out that God not only mademan a little lower than angels but has crowned him with glory and honor inChrist. He further notes how that it will not be Angels in charge of the worldto come but us.The things that the early church must have understood, that is lost to ustoday after the falling away that has taken place. The Apostles noting whatJesus told them in Matthew the 24
th
chapter mentioned that the professingchurch would turn to fables and be turned away from the truth. Now think about it. This is something so important to God that thoseaccepting the calling are like the pupil of his eye. The scripture says thatAngels desire to look deeper into it. That says to me that the Eternal intendssome of this to be a mystery. This is some serious stuff.The scriptures indicate that God created Angels long before man wascreated. We don’t know how long. For those who think that God did nothinguntil he created the universe about, they say 6000 years ago, you need toreconsider.Two words you should look up that is mentioned in the Hebrew descriptionof the creation. The words are ASAH and BARA. One, asah, means to makeor reform out of something already there. The other means to makesomething new that didn’t exist.It may interest you to know that the Bible which the apostles often quotedscripture from (SEPTUAGINT) was written and read this way. In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth and the earth becameformless and void. Now listen, the proof of this is in your Bible. Before the very first day of thesix days of creation everyone mentions, the Spirit of God is said to move
 
upon the face of the waters. Friends, if waters are there, the earth is there. If the earth is there, it is only one of the planets. Also there is no reason to not believe the sun is there also. All elements are in existence, before God takes6 days and fires the sun back up and create living creatures to ONCEAGAIN live on this planet.The Book of Revelation speaks about the mystery, how that during the voiceof the 7
th
trumpet, the mystery of God would be finished. But in Jeremiah the4
th
chapter may be another hint of this whole mystery. Even though God isspeaking to his people, he seems to reference back to the beginning that weare speaking of, USING THE EXACT Hebrew phrase translated “withoutform and void.”22 For my people
is
foolish, they have not known me; they
are
sottishchildren, and they have none understanding: they
are
wise to do evil, but todo good they have no knowledge.23 I beheld the earth, and, lo,
it was
without form, and void; and theheavens, and they
had 
no light.24 I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills movedlightly.25 I beheld, and, lo,
there was
no man, and all the birds of the heavenswere fled.26 I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place
was
a wilderness, and all the citiesthereof were broken down at the presence of the LORD,
and 
by his fierceanger.27 For thus hath the LORD said, the whole land shall be desolate; yet willI not make a full end.28 For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black: because I have spoken
it 
, I have purposed
it 
, and will not repent, neither willI turn back from it. (Jeremiah 4: 22-28) Notice being without form and void, does not mean, does not exist.This is the subject for another blog, but there are other passages that indicateand earth with inhabitants’ prior to this one, one that is mentioned as a typeof and Eden itself.12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say untohim, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum(seems that was allthere were), full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone
was

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