God Makes Big Promises

Isaiah 45.19 records God stating, I publicly proclaim bold promises. I do not whisper obscurities in some dark corner. I would not have told the people of Israel to seek Me if I could not be found. I, the imageLORD, speak only what is true and declare only what is right.

God knows He alone is God and that He lives regardless of the opinion of humanity. In our pride and in His humility, we are allowed to live, talk and think as though God were not real but we are sadly mistaken.

All of Creation points to His existence with science itself, the god of the intellectual, recognizing ‘something’ had to start our existence. Our conscience further indicates that a moral Being exists having placed an inherent understanding of right and wrong in the hearts of all people everywhere from all time.

Finally, God Himself has walked on earth as one of us. If we would but explore the life and teaching of Jesus we would be left with no other conclusion than that He is indeed God.

Since there is only one God, the Muslims get this right but everything else in their religion points away from the one true God; He makes bold and audacious promises because He knows He can deliver upon them.

What are those promises? Peace in a world of chaos. God doesn’t promise to end the chaos, at least not before all humanity in all the world recognizes Him as Lord of lords and King of kings, instead He promises His presence to His people to endure the wicked decisions of men who fail to recognize Him. This peace is how the saints of all ages have endured the persecution of men.

He promises resurrection from the dead. As He Himself rose from the dead because He is God, as God, He is able to raise from the dead everyone who puts their faith in Him while living in this life where we are certain to die. Death is not the end but the beginning of life forever without pain, suffering or want because heaven and the new earth, where God does rule in Person, is incapable of being anything but abundant, good and loving.

The promises of God are many and wonderful. Not for making His people the smartest, strongest or wealthiest in this world but for equipping them to love, serve and give to a world confused, lost and broken but in desperate need of restoration to God and His good promises for them.

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