Daily Devotional | THERE IS A GOD

Psalm 14:1-3 NKJV
“The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there are any who understand, who seek God. They have all turned aside, They have together become corrupt; There is none who does good, No, not one.

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According to the scripture verse, evil thrives because, it is only a fool that says, that there is no God!

I began to marvel, as a young man in a profession that moved me around almost the entire planet. Everywhere you look, there is the impeccable handicraft of the divine God! From the four seasons of most the western world (summer, winter, spring and fall), to the  tropical climates of Africa. From the 24-hour difference between the United Stated and Australia, to the Amazon jungles of  South America,  The Grand Canyon in Arizona to Niagara Fall in New York. The deep ridges of the Atlantic to the almost unending length of the Pacific ocean. All have peculiar signatures that we, none of us can fathom.  Can you imagine these existing without a maker …?

Before I proceed to the main juice of the day, how many of us can walk into any bank and withdraw money without first having an account, good credit or a fully issued check in their name? How many of us have moved into a home without first obtaining the proper documents, or authority to occupy? How many of us can sustain their lives without the free invisible air that we breathe? Finally, if there is no God, who made us, and who created all that we see today? There are only three persons that have the right answer; God, us and the fool.

I remember growing up as a young man, studying to be a scientist, along the way, we learned the theory of evolution. Filled with the madness of fools (as I later understood), one of the popular theories was that man evolved! If that theory is credible, why do we have male and female? Why do we have different sexes? How do we bear offsprings? Oh, maybe, that was an accident, maybe, the sequence of their evolution is taking too long. Who has seen a man evolve from a monkey? Only the Fools!! Even in today’s lifestyles chosen by some ignorant people, why do those gay and lesbian couples have to adopt a child born by a mother after God’s natural process?  There are things about God that no man can fathom. To those He loves, He reveals them. “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:” (1 Corinthians 1:27, 28 KJV).

 

All around us, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,” (Psalm 19:1-4 KJV). This eternal testimony is daily, monthly and yearly, being confirmed by our seasons. Who has stopped or changed the seasons? Who has changed the grid of the Sun or the Moon? Who has contained the volumes of the rain, or fed the fish, birds, and ants? Who has given life to man, or stopped them from dying? Only God who made them.

Today, it deemed upon me to truly state the facts. There is a God. He is not in any way what man have understood Him to be. He is a God that loves all that He created. He would not reject anyone that comes to Him. There is a God that is all-powerful, all faithful, all caring and all-knowing. He is a God of the great wonders, who in Himself will daze anyone that doubts His power. The Bible say that his name is, “I AM THAT I AM” (Exodus 3:14). This explains the origin of our doctrinal Trinity, – God Father (YWHE), God the Son (Jesus Christ) and God the Holy Spirit (The Power Of God). They are the revelation and identity of God. They are one, one mission, one purpose, one existence and one God. They guide, love and teaches us the will of God.

FACT AND REASONS
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come” (2 Timothy 3.1). “Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts” (Revelation 9.21). “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him [Jesus Christ] the iniquity of us all” (Isaiah 53.6). Look how God places bearing false witness right up there with the worst of crimes, “for out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornication, thefts, false witness, blasphemies” (Matthew 15.19). Do not misrepresent God. Stay focused and God will interpret Himself for you, but you have to desire it, seek Him and remain obedient.

“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29.13). If you don’t search God with all your heart, that explains why you haven’t found Him yet. “For the invisible things of him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, ‘even’ his everlasting power and divinity; that they may be without excuse” (Romans 1.20). The Bible warns, “Avoid profane vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called” (1 Timothy 6.20).

“The message God delivered through the angels has always proved true” (Hebrews 2.2). But “they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables” (2 Timothy 4.4) such as atheism, “who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator” (Romans 1.25). “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils” (1 Timothy 4.1).

The word of God proves to us that man can’t save himself or keep himself saved even by faith. Once saved “if we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself” (2 Timothy 2.13). Only in Christianity does God have the love to come down to us to save us and bring us up to Him. Man was born into sin and still, “… all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,” (Romans 3:23, 24 NKJV). But very simply we know, through the scripture that like children the Holy and faithful God, that those who are born-again “shall never perish” (John 10.28).

“In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and the Word is God” (John 1.1). Jesus is the Word. “He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not” (John 1.10).

The Atheist is like a rabid beast, cornered, as he runs out of options. Satan is trying to get you to assume something, – if there is no God, how did you come by your names? The Word of God is “sharper than any two-edged sword” (Heb. 4.12).

By the Spirit of Truth, He is able to dissect the thoughts and intents of the heart. Whose account do you believe? Yours? God’s? Or the fool?

Jesus always claimed to be equal with the Father. God of the Bible claims to be “alone…from everlasting” (1 Tim. 6.16; Hab. 1.12) with perfect clarity, wisdom, righteousness and holiness. He is omnipotent, immutable (unchanging), transcendent, omniscient and omnipresent. He is incapable of sinning for that goes against His very nature. Not once has He ever sinned from all we know about Him in the 66 books of the Bible.

If God created the heavens and earth (Genesis 1:1), and nothing was made without the word (John 1:3), “And the Word was made flesh, (as Jesus Christ) and dwelt among us, …” (John 1:14), then who is Jesus? If He is our Lord, Savior and God, Is there a God, ….? Only a fool can say that there is no God. Do not be deceived, God is not mocked. Study and show yourself approved, and the grace of our Lord Jesus Chris shall abide with you. Amen.

Scripture of the day: They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen. ~ Romans 1:25

 

Pastor Peter Okereke Jr.

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About thelivingwordministries

The senior pastor and overseer of The Living Word Ministries Evanston, IL since 2010, the author of 'Living Victoriously' by Author-house publishers. My passion is present and lead others into Pure Praise, Pure Worship and Pure Word. This means that at our Church, the integrity of the Gospel is held to the letters, just as Jesus Christ preached and lived it. Come and join us, and God will surely Bless you mighty!
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