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Series: When Heaven Came Down to Earth
While we are here in the world, God is not wanting us to plant our feet here, put our treasure here, or believe that this horizontal plain is all there is. No, He desires to INVADE our lives with Himself. The problem is that we, as humans, are used to living in this earthly realm, so many people have learned how to ''survive'' without God. They go on each day plotting out their own course, planning out their own schedules, and purposing to make it through all on their own. In the meantime, God sits in Heaven and waits for the call. His phone line is always open, it is never busy, and He will always answer on the first ring. The problem is we don't call Him. In mankind's independence, they are saying in essence, ''God, I got this.'' And His reply would be ''Ok, you got it.'' And He allows people to suffer the consequences of decisions that they have made without God. This is where people get the wrong idea about God. Listen, when bad things happen in their lives (because they have lived a life without God), they want to blame God for their circumstances or they want to know why didn't God intervene in their lives, but the truth is (and I know there are exceptions) God was pushed out of their lives, so He can't be blamed for the consequences that people suffer as a result. But He STILL is a God who is RICH IN MERCY and is STILL ready to come to the rescue of anyone who earnestly calls upon His Name.
Ephesians 2:1 And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, 3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of ...
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