Our Heavenly Father, with His Holy Spirit planted firmly within us, fills us with His fullness. Jesus Christ lives in our hearts with a love so big that it is impossible for a human being to completely comprehend.
Here is our lesson. We must not just say we have courageous faith, we must demonstrate that we have courageous faith. If you want to experience God’s miraculous power in all His glory—you must truly be courageous.
Each of us having tasted of “the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,” will be eternally thankful for the work of our savior, Jesus Christ, when He nailed each of our evil lessons to that cross outside Jerusalem many years ago.
One of the phrases my pastor uses is this: “We are a ‘microwave’ society but we serve a ‘crock pot’ God.” Over the generations we have become impatient people, we have a strong desire for immediate gratification.
A key item to consider during a conversation regarding the existence of God is this: “Since the creation of the world, God's invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20)
This is why the temple veil was torn apart at the time of Jesus crucifixion. “And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, He gave up His spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.” (Matthew 27:50-51)
While reading Jeremiah’s book in the Old Testament, the condition that existed within the city of Jerusalem reminds me of America today. On the surface, the Israeli’s were regularly worshiping at the temple; they were performing the required sacrifices and offering their prayers up to God. There were significant problems below the surface, however, that God pointed out to Jeremiah.