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If you have studied the Bible at length, you may have already discovered something very remarkable about heaven and the earth, people, animals and plants… Everything, and I mean everything, points to God and his Holy Word!
Do you know how far east is from west, how far heaven spans above us? That’s how mysterious God is! The Word of God tells us, “The Lord is high above all nations and His glory above the heavens” Psalms 113:4. “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the Lord; for as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts” Isaiah 55:8-9.
Is it nothing to you that a microscopic sperm penetrates a miniscule-sized egg and nine months later a human child is born? God told the Prophet Jeremiah, “Before I formed you in the belly, I knew you, and before you came forth out of the womb, I sanctified you and I ordained you a prophet unto the nations” Jeremiah 1:5. Time does not exist with God; He knew us before we were born! Time, as we know it, and how it is affected by space and motion, teaches us a bit about God’s eternity.
Animals are much different than humans. The Word of God tells us, “God created the whales and every living creature that moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind, and God saw that it was good. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps upon the earth after his kind, and God saw that it was good” Genesis 1:21, 25. Animals are unable to think in the same manner we think and they are not as intelligent or creative as humans, because God made man in His own image! “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth” Genesis 1:26. That’s why the animals do not rule over us!
A lifeless, dead and dried up seed, when it is planted into the ground and watered, brings forth fruit, vegetables and all kinds of healing herbs; which is indicative of God’s promise to give us eternal life, if we believe in His Son, Jesus Christ. A dried up seed, once it is planted into the ground and watered, miraculously brings forth magnificent plant life, and in some cases, such as with mustard seeds, very profound plant life. The mustard seed is among the smallest seeds, yet that very tiny seed brings forth one of the greatest trees imaginable. The dried seed is indicative of our bodies at death, which are buried and then dry up. The Word of God tells us, just as in the case of the dried seed, that our bodies will be resurrected and changed into immortal bodies to be with the Lord forever. The Word of God tells us, “Behold, I show you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump; for the trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised incorruptible and we shall be changed, for this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality” 1 Corinthians 15:51-53. However, the Word of God tells us that the wicked will be cast into hell to languish there throughout eternity for rejecting such a Mighty God and Savior – who even died for us, paying the penalty for our sins, so we could live forever! The Word of God also tells us, “My people have committed two evils: they have forsaken Me, the Fountain of Living Waters, and hewed themselves cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water” Jeremiah 2:13. God is the “Living Water” which, when it is applied to our dead bodies, brings forth life eternal, and only through Him, the Living Water, can we be resurrected from the dead, just as the seed comes to life when it is watered. Jesus said, “He that believes in Me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of Living Water” John 7:38. This “Living Water” is the eternal life-giving power of Almighty God! Those who do not receive Jesus are as “broken cisterns.” They cannot retain the Living Water, which has been poured out upon all flesh through the Word of God, if they will only receive it and hold it dear to themselves.
The Word of God also tells us about the wicked and his demise, “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 they are without excuse. Because when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful, but became vain in their imaginations and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools” Romans 1:20-22.
Finally, the Word of God says, “…choose this day whom you will serve…” Joshua 24:15.
Are you prepared to stand before God and give an account of the life you have lived on this earth? If not, salvation is only a prayer away. Please visit the How Can I Be Saved page – your eternal destiny depends on it. There will be no other lifetimes beyond this one to make that choice. Choose wisely and God bless you.