Monday, April 13, 2015

"A Mighty Voice"

     The greatest influence in every human being's life involves the presence and working of God to reveal Himself and His truth.  

    "He giveth to all life and breath and all things...In Him, we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:25; 28).

    Such Biblical truth provides to believers great confidence in our communication of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Heritage, nationality, environment, economic status, physical condition, people, and a host of other earthly realities may influence those to whom we bear witness.  That which determines human beings, however, is our response to the Truth of God He communicates to us from the moment of our conception.  Through creation, and by His Spirit, His Word, and His church, the Lord displays His nature, character, and way, thus providing stark contrast to our nature, character, and way.  "He doth send out His voice, and that, a mighty voice" (Psalm 68:33).  The light of God sounds and resounds throughout creation, and shines upon all.  Our response thereunto determines our experience either of illumination, or of continuing in darkness.  "They looked unto Him, and were lightened" (Psalm 34:5).

   We will never encounter a human being who has not been subject to this ongoing Voice, this "mighty voice."  Nor will we meet a person whose spiritual and moral environment does not subsist of the God in whom we all "live and move and have our being."  We may therefore share the Gospel of the Lord Jesus with great confidence as we simply serve to echo the realities that sound and resound throughout creation.  "When the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of Truth which proceedeth from the Father, He shall tesify of Me.  And ye also shall bear witness" (John 15:26-27).  Not all will respond to our testimony, of course.  Some even categorically deny the reality that provides to them "life and breath and all things."   If so, they do so not primarily as a matter of mind, but of heart.  "This is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil" (John 3:19).  Others will respond differently as the Spirit of God bears witness to the Son of God, and the hearer realizes that the mighty Voice proclaims and offers the saving grace of the Lord Jesus.

    God serves as the greatest influence within and upon all.  Let us go forth to bear witness in the confidence that His voice, His mighty voice, always precedes our own.  We never pen our testimony of Christ upon a blank slate, as it were.  Our Lord has already spoken to whom we speak, and we simply serve as a confirming illumination of the Light that shines everywhere, and upon everyone…

"The whole earth is full of His glory!"
(Isaiah 6:3)
"The invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and godhead, so that they are without excuse."
(Romans 1:20)

Weekly Memory Verse
   Surely one shall say, in the Lord have I righteousness and strength.  Even to Him shall men come, and that that are incensed against Him shall be ashamed."
(Isaiah 45:24)

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