Monday, February 17, 2014

Not Enough Room

And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen. (John 21:25 KJV)

As we continue into the digital age, that verse still holds true. This world cannot hold all the books that contain what Jesus did – because He’s still accomplishing things today. Our Lord is not the God of the long ago events that happened to people who died, He is the God of the living – the Bible tells me so:

But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. (Matthew 22:31-32 KJV)

There were witnesses, too:

And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. (Matthew 17:1-3 KJV)

He has an effect on the world today, too. Simply praying in His name is an offense to many people – a sufficient offense that lawsuits are filed, court costs paid, but we continue to pray in the name of Jesus. The Bible tells me so:

Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; (Ephesians 5:19-20 KJV)

There is one book, however, that has plenty of room. It’s not contained by earth, but surrounded by heaven. Praise God, I have asked that my name be written in that book, and one day that book will be made known. The Bible tells me so:

And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life. (Revelation 21:27 KJV)

Who is this Lamb? The Bible tells me so:

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. (John 1:29 KJV)

Can you hear the echo of those words? John is standing in a wilderness. To get the attention of those around him, I believe he spoke loudly, perhaps pointing, gesturing with his hand, BEHOLD. How was this sin to be taken away? With blood. The Bible tells me so:

And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, (Revelation 1:5 KJV)

So, we write more and more and more. From Moses until Christ returns, which the Bible tells me He will do:

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 KJV)

Still, He is doing for us every day, and more will be written.

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