God’s Creation Sings the Glory of God

BANG, BANG, BREATHE

When you look around you, no matter where you live, you can see the beauty of nature. You see, the universe in which we exist, and the planet that serves us as home, are equally complex and beautiful, even perfect, in their design. They literally shout out the existence of the Designer.

Psalms 19:1-2 state exactly that fact. “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge.”

So many things about our home, the earth, shout out the existence of my God. Think about the earth, itself. The size is perfect. If the earth was smaller, it would be impossible to hold an atmosphere. Earth would be more like Mercury. If the earth was larger, free hydrogen would be prevalent in the atmosphere. Earth would be more like Jupiter. Earth is the only known planet, where we find a perfect atmosphere for the preservation of life. The atmosphere of our home planet is composed of the perfect mixture of gases to sustain life.

The earth is located the perfect distance from the sun to insure against freezing or burning up. A longer distance would cause us to freeze, and a closer distance would cause us to burn.

Our moon is also the perfect size and distance from the earth to provide the necessary gravitational pull to move the oceans and keep them from becoming stagnant, while keeping them from flooding across the continents.

Earth is the only object in the universe, on which we know there exists water. Water is an essential ingredient for sustaining life. The earth contains the perfect hydrological system. The salt water of the oceans evaporates, leaving the salt behind. The evaporation forms clouds, which distributes the water content as rainfall over the continents.

On top of these key universal designs, the complexity of the human brain and eyes are a subject well worth studying. Animal life and plant life are both equally complex in design in every phase.

The complexity of DNA is equally amazing. In every cell of our bodies, there exists this complex and detailed instruction code. It is equivalent to a miniature computer program. This code is a program of 3 billion letters, which tells each cell how to act. It is our cellular operational manual.

When you look at just these few things, which I have described, how could such complex designs be the result of chance? Is it even remotely possible that this is all the consequence of some chance explosion, as presented in the big bang theory? Physics tells us that explosions result in chaos, not in orderly creation. Yet, we are bombarded with the opinions of scientists, PhDs, and educators that this grand design is simply an “accidental product of evolution.”

So, to fairly compare the big bang theory to a real life experience, let me present a similar concept. Let’s say that I stand, with you, in front of Mt. Rushmore and declare to you, and to all others within hearing distance, “Isn’t it amazing that this wall of rock has re-created the faces of 4 of our countries presidents, all produced accidently by erosion?” Would you declare me a fool? Science would. Yet, those same scientists present their incredible theory that every bit of perfection found is the result of an accidental explosion.

Psalms 53:1 tells us “The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.”

There is a great book, by Ray Comfort, titled “You Can Lead a Scientist to Evidence, But You Can’t Make Him Think!”

A truer title could not have been chosen to discuss atheism.

I choose to accept the reality of my Creator, being my God, not some freak explosion creating order, instead of chaos. I chose to believe that I am made in the image of my God.

Job is one of the oldest books in the Bible, written about the time of Abraham, over 2000 years before the birth of Christ, and yet Job has this keen insight into the workings of the major organs of the human body.

Job is beset by a lot of misery, including the death of his 10 children. He loses everything, all of his livestock, and all his valuables, all in a single day. To add to his misery, he becomes enveloped in a plague of boils.

A group of his friends come to console him, but instead they cast accusations about his relationship with God.

In his rebuke of these guys, Job makes some interesting comments. First, he tells them to consult nature, and they will see that God is in control. He tells them that the soul of every living thing and the breath of all mankind, are in the hand of God.

Daniel says a similar thing, when he is rebuking the king for taking sacred items from the Jewish temple and using this to drink and be merry. Daniel said to the king “The God in whose hand your very breath is, you have not glorified”.

Another interesting scripture is found in Leviticus 17:11, where we are told “For the life of the flesh is in the blood.”

In our body we have voluntary and involuntary muscles. The voluntary muscles are attached to the skeleton. They are controlled by the brain.

When my son goes into the gym to keep his muscles so highly developed, he is working the involuntary muscles, attached to the skeleton and controlled by his brain.

Involuntary muscles are not attached to the skeleton and not controlled by the brain.

Your heart is an involuntary muscle. Your lungs are involuntary muscles. You don’t have to think to breath. You don’t have to think to insure your heart pumps your blood.

The lungs provide oxygen to the brain, with which we are able to think. The heart pumps the blood within our bodies, within which is contained the life of the flesh.

All this is controlled by involuntary muscles, over which you and I have no control. They are in the control of God.

Those muscles on which your life depends, God does not put in your control.

God maintains control of every heart and every lung. He alone has the power to allow or remove breath. This is great wisdom.

I would think we would all desire to learn the ways of God, so that we can do those things that are pleasing in His eyes, and discontinue the action to remove Him, and any reference or mention of Him, from every aspect of our lives.

It does not seem to me to be terribly wise to use the breath given by God to speak in opposition to the things of God.

Just my thoughts!
Don D. Stephens

Listen and Receive Your Miracle

You can’t pay for your miracle, but you can receive it.

“If you have power on the inside, you don’t need power on the outside.” ~ Steven Grant

You need to hear this message. You need to stop what you’re doing right now and listen to the message presented below. It will literally CHANGE your life.

Take a moment right now, and listen.

“Stop thinking your circumstance limits GOD.” ~Steven Grant

Right now, if you have a need, and you are asking God to fix it… Your circumstance doesn’t matter, but they health of your soul does. Are you right with God? If you’re not, get right with God and then ask again, and BELIEVE.

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This message comes from the heart of one of God’s chosen servants. When he speaks, you can bet your bottom dollar he’s been in the presence of God listening, reading, and hearing God’s voice. The treasure he offers here is insight we often need to remind us that God’s power is within us, and when we accept the gift of salvation, ask God’s forgiveness of our sin, we are the redeemed of the Lord.


ARE YOU A FROG?

We have been living in extremely desperate days, a time in which the church (and those of us, who call ourselves Christians) was not yet desperate. Satan has been slowly anesthetizing the church into not being desperate, many of which don’t even recognizing the desperation of the times in which we live. If, 50 years ago, we were thrown into the future of today, I guarantee that we would all be shocked at what has happened. Today, we are not shocked, simply because it has taken a 50 year process to get us to the point of anesthesia, where we don’t notice the evil world in which we live.

Recent administrative leadership was successful in putting policies in place, where we are expected to, not only abide by political correctness, but also to accept and even give special status to morally unacceptable acts, even though they are specifically identified as sin in the Bible. Some of them are even called ‘abominations’ by God. Even though the administrative leadership has recently changed, not much has been changed related to political correctness. It continues to move forward, with Christians constantly being attacked and damaged by simply standing up for their moral beliefs. It’s not a pretty picture.

I guess I can understand the normal everyday citizen choosing not to cause any waves to rock the boat, but I am amazed at the inactivity of the church. We seem to have become oblivious to the situation to a point where some pulpits are preaching that God wants you rich, homosexuality is an acceptable practice and has all but been removed from the list of sins, and some churches are sharing their fellowship areas with practicing Muslims and the like. We have become a church of moral weakness, blinded to the truth of scripture, simply because we don’t want to cause others to feel uncomfortable or hurt their feelings by calling sin for what it is…….sin!

I have been told, if you put a frog in a pan of cold water, and turn the heat on under the pan, that the frog will just continue to swim in that water as it is heating up, until he boils to death. He doesn’t notice, because it is just a gradual heating of the water. His body becomes used to the gradual changes, and he does not object, until it is too late. If, on the other hand, you toss a frog into a pan of water that is already boiling, the frog will simply leap out to safety.

This is exactly what is happening to us today, both in the church and in our nation as a whole. Satan is very clever. The first major move was to get prayer out of our schools. Then we saw a move to get the commandments of God moved. Now, they are being replaced by a code of “if it feels good, do it!”
bull frog

In the Book of Judges, we read several times “There was no king in Israel. Every man did what was right in his own eyes.” We are told in Genesis that the same condition of action was in place, just prior to the flood.

We have been slowly decaying, just enough, so as not to bring notice, until it is too late. Satan has turned up the fire, and we are swimming around in boiling water, suffocating, without really noticing, eventually coming to wonder what has gone wrong.

It is truly time that God’s people call upon His name, humble ourselves, pray, and seek His face, until we see a revival. Without it, we will continue to boil, until we simply boil to death.

I am a believer in the pre-tribulation rapture, so I am praying that we will soon escape this mess. I fear that many, even Christians, might be near the point where Satan will be looking for the melted butter.

Time to speak out the truth, folks. I personally would hate to leave in the rapture and have to think about someone back here, to whom I had an opportunity to witness but backed off, because I might have been rejected or seen as politically incorrect, or even being called a racist, homophobe, etc.

Just my thoughts!
Don D. Stephens

The Ugly Doll – I love her, because no one else will.

THE UGLY DOLL

Writer Morris Mandel tells about the little girl showing off her collection of dolls.
Although she had many beautiful dolls, her favorite was the oldest one–torn, tattered,
and limp. A friend asked why she loved that particular doll so much. The little girl
replied, “I love her most because if I didn’t love her, no one else would.”

In the ugliness of the cross, we find little to love about the people who killed the
Savior. Yet, in the final prayer from the lips of our Lord

(Luke 23:34-38 AMP
And Jesus prayed, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. And they divided
His garments and distributed them by casting lots for them. Now the people stood by
[calmly and leisurely] watching; but the rulers scoffed and sneered (turned up their
noses) at Him, saying, He rescued others [from death]; let Him now rescue Himself, if He
is the Christ (the Messiah) of God, His Chosen One! The soldiers also ridiculed and made
sport of Him, coming up and offering Him vinegar (a sour wine mixed with water) And
saying, If you are the King of the Jews, save (rescue) Yourself [from death]. For there
was also an inscription above Him in letters of Greek and Latin and Hebrew : This is the
King of the Jews. ),

He asked God to forgive those who were squeezing the very life out of Him. Such love from
our Christ is staggering.

It is easy to love those we like and those who are warm toward us. However, the real test
of our Christ-likeness is if we can truly love and pray for our enemies. Jesus taught
that we must learn this lesson: Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to
those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you (Matthew
5:44 AMP But I tell you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, ).

In their ugliness to us, our enemies often make themselves so obnoxious that no one else
can possibly love them. May we, like the little girl with her doll, say, “I love
them the most because if I didn’t, no one else would.” Such love can be learned as
we spend more and more time with our Lord. He taught us and then showed us how to love
and pray.

Luke 23:34 AMP
And Jesus prayed, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. And they divided
His garments and distributed them by casting lots for them.

Man sins. Only blood atones for sin. Put your trust in Yeshua, He shed His blood for your
sins!