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Not Hiding

I am not sure that you more than likely know the answer to this question, but have you ever wondered why God Almighty, the Creator and Sustainer of all reality, when He wrote His Holy Bible, did not just tell us plainly exactly what is going to happen, why and when it will occur? Why not just write everything down in plain, simple understandable, unquestionable words, why parables, why mix time frames that are separated not only by hundreds but sometimes thousands of years in the same verse, why not just plainly write down, “here is what is going to happen, and this is the date it will occur on.” In fact, why write a book at all, why not just live down here amongst us, guide us, and lead us each and every day, as He has promised He will in the future.

There are literally countless theories and explanations for nearly every verse in the Scriptures, even when we apply 2 Peter 1:20 “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.” The imagination of man has never been more exhausted in any other endeavor than the Word of God, simply look around at all the different churches and their never-ending theological views. That, in my opinion, is going to be one of the best parts of heaven, we will all serve the one true God as He was always meant to be served, no freedom of religion, no false precepts, no misguided ideologies.

The only answer I have been able to come up with for this question is faith, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Heb. 11:1) When we are in the presence of the Lord for all eternity, there will never be a question of what His will is, there will never be doubt about the path we believe we are supposed to be on, in fact, there will never even be a need for faith, and that may be the definitive answer, one does not need faith in something they can see.

I am not speaking here of the visible works of creation, nor even of whatever miracles you may have witnessed or even partaken in, but in Christ Himself. When you can see the King on the throne, you do not doubt His presence, but even a blind man, when told he is in the presence of the king, will act differently. Faith in Christ requires diligence, we believe in what we cannot see, we follow, as it were, a Savior who is invisible to our eyes, we serve a God that cannot be seen, and who, most generally, does not show up at our house, even when we invite Him to supper. This is why our Lord said, “blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” (John 20:29)

The only reason that I have faith that the sun is going to come up tomorrow is because for every single day that I have been alive it has, the earth continues to revolve, and every twelve hours or so, the sun returns. If we had that kind of faith in Christ, we would far surpass the faith that our Lord spoke of about a mustard seed, if we unequivocally knew without question that every day and night of our lives that we are being watched over by the ministering spirits of God (Heb. 1:14) we would know absolutely no fear whatsoever, we would be continuously bold as lions, no wounds, no threats, nothing would keep us from our appointed tasks.

The servants of God have been blessed far above the heathen, we have eyes that can see, we have ears that can hear, we can see the invisible things of God, (Romans 1:20) but above all that, we have been blessed with faith, the unmitigated truth that Jesus Christ is Lord, that He now sits at the right hand of the Father, that He will come for us to take us where He is because He loves us, our faith is to be strong enough to place His will even over our own lives, and it can be, if we simply believe.

I think our Lord loves to be sought after, it shows a true desire on our part to want to know Him better, and He has promised so much to those that will diligently seek His face. Faith proves love, it shadows hope, it promises peace in our hearts. “When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.” (Psalm 27:8) When your faith becomes a fact, you will understand.

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