Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The best is yet to come. Part 1. Rick Kabrick.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
1 CoÂ 2:9 but just as it is written, “Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, And which have not entered the heart of man, All that God has prepared for those who love Him.”
ISA 55:8-9 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.Â “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts.”
We cannot ultimately speed God’s processes up any more successfully than we can ultimately slow them down.
Unfairness is indeed inherent in the human condition, but only in the human condition.
I set before you life and death, so choose life so you will live.
Bel has bowed down, Nebo stoops over; Their images are consigned to the beasts and the cattle. The things that you carry are burdensome, A load for the weary beast.Â
They stooped over, they have bowed down together; They could not rescue the burden, But have themselves gone into captivity.
“Listen to Me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, you who have been borne by Me from birth, and have been carried from the womb; even to your old age, I shall be the same, and even to your graying years I shall bear you!”
“I have done it, and I shall carry you; and I shall bear you, and I shall deliver you.
To whom would you liken Me, and make Me equal and compare Me, that we should be alike?”
Those who lavish gold from the purse and weigh silver on the scale hire a goldsmith, and he makes it into a god;
they bow down, indeed they worship it. They lift it upon the shoulder and carry it; they set it in its place and it stands there. It does not move from its place.
Though one may cry to it, it cannot answer; it cannot deliver him from his distress.
“Remember this, and be assured; recall it to mind, you transgressors. Remember the former things long past, for I am God, and there is no other;”
“I am God, and there is no one like Me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things which have not been done, saying,”
‘My purpose will be established, and I will accomplish all My good pleasure’; calling a bird of prey from the east, the man of My purpose from a far country. Truly I have spoken; truly I will bring it to pass. I have planned it, surely I will do it”
Whereas the idols had to be carried, Jehovah is the One who has carried Israel for centuries.
“It makes all the difference to man how he perceives his religion, whether it is as something he has to carry, or whether it is something that will carry him.”
PSA 33:11 The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of His heart from generation to generation
PRO 19:21 Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but the counsel of the Lord, it will stand
ISA 14:26-27 “This is the plan devised against the whole earth; and this is the hand that is stretched out against all the nations. For the Lord of hosts has planned, and who can frustrate it? And as for His stretched-out hand, who can turn it back?”
God moves as fast in our lives as we are able to keep up with
2PE 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
The First Temple was built in 957 BC by King Solomon (reigned 970-930 BC), as the place of Jewish sacrifice.
That First Temple was totally destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BC when they ransacked the city.
After the fall of the Babylonian Empire, construction of the Second Temple was authorized by Cyrus the Great in 538 BC; it was completed 23 years later, on the third day of Adar and dedicated by the Jewish governor Zerubbabel.
We cannot rebuild the destroyed walls of our life until we have first become greatly concerned about the ruins.
JER 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper, not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”
There is no solution without confrontation, in any realm.
“I will arise and rebuild” …
Satan always says, “Not so fast… I will arise and oppose you.”
1. He takes note of exactly what needs to be done.
2. He makes an honest survey of the requirements and the facts.
3. He sets out to accomplish the task.