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Today's Daily Encounter 13th February 2019

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Today's Daily Encounter 13th February 2019

Post by Pete » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:06 am

Today's Daily Encounter

Where is God? - Part III

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with
God, and the Word [Jesus Christ] was God. He was with
God in the beginning. Through him all things were made;
without him nothing was made that has been made. . . .
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us."
4

Besides revealing himself through creation, God has
also shown himself through the human soul. As well as
being a physical, rational, and emotional being, man is
a spiritual being with a living soul in which is
implanted a consciousness of God. This consciousness is
made up of a "religious and moral instinct" which
acknowledges a supreme being upon whom man is dependent
and to whom he is responsible.5

Anselm, the famous Italian theologian who lived in the
eleventh century, stated that the idea of God in the
mind is proof that God exists. Pascal, the French
physicist and philosopher who lived in the seventeenth
century, spoke about the "God-shaped vacuum in every
life that only God can fill."

Furthermore, if God didn't exist in the mind of the
atheist, why would he feel compelled to disprove God's
existence?

God has also revealed himself to us through his Word,
the Bible. The Bible doesn't seek to prove God's
existence. It accepts it as fact and simply says, "In
the beginning God. . . ."6

In the Bible God speaks with authority, stating that it
is his Word and that he is the one and only God.7 It is
God's written message to mankind. Fulfillment of scores
of prophecies in accurate detail, some of which were
written hundreds of years ahead of their fulfillment,
is sufficient evidence to confirm the validity of the
Bible.

God can be seen in creation, in the human soul, and in
the Bible, but his final and clearest revelation of
himself to us is in his Son, Jesus Christ.8 Not only is
Jesus the Son of God, but also God the Son. Referring
to Jesus, John the disciple wrote, "In the beginning
was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word
was God . . . . The Word became flesh and lived among
us."9

When Philip, a disciple of Jesus, asked to see God,
Jesus said, "He who has seen me has seen the Father
[God]."10

In life we all see and believe basically what we want
to see and believe. If we want to see and believe in
God, we can. If we don't want to see him, we won't.
Most people do believe in God but it is an entirely
different experience to find and relate to him
personally. The only way to do this is through Jesus
Christ.

As Jesus himself said, "I am the way, the truth, and
life; no man comes to the Father [God] except through
me."11

It is our sin that has separated us from God and
prevented us from finding him. But because God loved
us, he gave his Son, Jesus, to die for us and thereby
pay the penalty for our sins, which is death.

To find and know God is very simple. You can do this
right where you are. Simply pray and confess your
sinfulness to God, tell him that you believe Jesus died
on the cross to pay the just penalty for all your sins,
ask God to forgive you for all your sins, and invite
Jesus to come into your heart and life as your personal
Lord and Savior. When you do this, God forgives you for
all your sins, cancels your guilt and gives you the
gift of eternal life. His invitation is to all who will
come.12

For help to find and know God, read, "How to Be Sure
You're a Real Christian . . . without having to be
religious" at: www.actsweb.org/christian.

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, thank you for all the
revelations of yourself given to mankind, but most of
all I thank you for revealing yourself through Jesus,
the Christ, and how he gave his life on the cross as a
ransom to pay the penalty for all my sins. Please
forgive me for all my sins. I do believe and accept
you, Jesus, as my Savior and my Lord. Please help me to
live for you always in all ways. Thank you for your
forgiveness and the gift of eternal life, and for
hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus'
name, amen."

If you prayed this prayer and truly meant it, please
let us know at www.actsweb.org/decision.php and we will
send you practical articles to help you in your
Christian life--all without charge.

4. John 1:1-3, 14 (NIV).
5. See Genesis 2:7; Acts 17:22-28 and Romans 2:14-15.
6. Genesis 1:1.
7. See 2 Timothy 3:16 and Mark 12:29.
8. Hebrews 1:1-2.
9. John 1:1,14.
10. John 14:9.
11. John 14:6.
12. Revelation 22:17.

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"Beware of the false prophets! They come to you wearing sheep's clothing, but underneath they are hungry wolves! You will recognize them by their fruit. Can people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles?
Matthew 7: 15-16 Complete Jewish Bible

Dear friends, don't trust every spirit. On the contrary, test the spirits to see whether they are from God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
]1 John 4:1 Complete Jewish Bible



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