The Greatness of God
Jesse M. Hendley
The Greatness of God! We need this subject today. We need it because we are living in days when sin is overflowing and rebellion AGAINST GOD is growing higher and hatred is abounding in the world. We are face to face with atomic war. It may break loose at any moment. A panel of authorities made the statement the other night that they believe a great war will come out of the war in Viet Nam. Yonder in Palestine there is conflict and we had better watch the Near East. That is where the final conflict at the end of the age will take place. The U. N. authorities have made the declaration that nothing but WAR can happen between the Arabs and the Jews. They are pulling in those who will side with them, as the Word of God tells us.
We are living in a time of desperate darkness. Physically, the nations are at each other's throats. At any moment war may erupt. Mentally, sin is abounding on every hand. Everywhere you look the minds of men are being attacked by satanic forces of sin and unrighteousness. Spiritually, the churches are in declension and today sin is abounding, the love of the many is waxing cold, the church is losing its testimony in the world as a whole. Here and there, there are groups of believers who are faithful to Christ and faithful to the Word of God. But largely we are heading now into the time of the time of the windup without a shadow of doubt. And God's people need to see again THE GREATNESS OF THE GOD OF HEAVEN! We need it to hold us steady in this particular time.
God Almighty is STILL GOD, and though man may rage and the nations rage and rebel against Him, GOD'S PLAN will move right on inevitably. There is an old saying, "The mill of the gods grind slowly but they grind exceeding fine." I say to you, I would change the plural to the singular. "The mill of GOD grinds slowly but it moves right on." God is moving on! And He is moving on to the Consummation when every wickedness shall be put down. Evil men shall be cast into the Lake of Fire. God shall be glorified, with His saints.
I have been studying the third chapter of Second Thessalonians, that deals with this subject, and what a horrible picture is there for UNBELIEVERS. But what a glorious thing awaits the people of God! The whole difference is in receiving the TRUTH. God says this world is going into judgment because it received not THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH! Those of us who have received the love of the truth from the Mind of God (the Bible is the Word of God) will be spared the awful judgments of the end time. We will be ready for the soon coming of Christ.
In Isaiah 52:10 we read these words: "The Lord hath made bare His holy arm in the eyes of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God."
I would like to call your attention to this picture. The prophets of God spoke in pictures. All through the Bible you will find pictures as the prophets of God used pictorial lan ...
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