I ‘beg you’ please, take time to read His very own report on how things began. The professors, the History channel, the National Geographic all claim their ideas, will you be willing to let Jesus speak?”I just don’t believe,” you might say. Or, “I don’t really have time for these things.” Or, “I need a lot more than ‘God’ right now.” These possibly could be your heart, but what if you just ‘don’t know?’ What if you’ve just ‘never heard’? What if your heart has ‘deceived’ you? Are you willing to hear the account of wisdom? Please taste and see, please take time to hear His own report. You will be touched by Him, I know…because He speaks with authority, He speaks in truth-
“The LORD possessed me at the beginning of His way, Before His works of old. “From everlasting I was established,From the beginning, from the earliest times of the earth. “When there were no depths I was brought forth,When there were no springs abounding with water. “Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills I was brought forth;
“While He had not made yet made the earth and the fields,
Nor the first dust of the world.
“When He established the heavens, I was there,
When He inscribed a circle on the face of the deep,
When He made firm the skies above,
When the springs of the deep became fixed,
When He set for the sea its boundary,
So that the water should not transgress His command,
When He marked out the foundations of the earth; Then I was beside Him, as a master workman;
And I was daily His delight,
Rejoicing always before Him,
Rejoicing in the world, His earth,
And having my delight in the sons of men.” (Proverbs 8:22-31). These are the words of wisdom, this is Jesus Himself!
“Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?” Isaiah cries out in chapter 53 of his book. What report? This report:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God…” (John 1:1,2). “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made…” (John 1:3). This report is that Jesus was there since the beginning and not only that, He was the Master craftsman! OK, so this requires ‘faith’ but so does believing that an amoeba transformed itself through eons of time to progress into complexity, such as a hippo, which later through eons of time transformed and evolved into what we see as a horse!
This is the report: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14). You might believe it, you might not – but that will not change what is true! So we best be busy discovering for ourselves, and not relying on what ‘others’ say in our everyday – because the day is coming to an end and the sun is setting. There is no more time for delay or folly.
The report: Jesus came, Jesus died, Jesus rose again, and Jesus is COMING BACK! And this day is soon and very soon!
Please, ‘suffer’ (the King James term for allow), please ‘suffer’ to hear God’s account from His own mouth! The time is NOW that we must ‘suffer’ the message to come to our eyes, to hear with our ears! It’s not for me to be ‘right’ – NO, not at all- it’s for you to receive light and life and the Spirit of God, to have the joy of a child no matter what age, to have purpose, to have hope, and best of all power, power over sin and death because of the life that was given for you; the blood was shed on that horrible cross satisfied God in the debt that was owed…so, can I ask you to ‘suffer’ to hear His report:
“Counsel is mine and sound wisdom; I am understanding, power is mine. “By me kings reign, And rulers decree justice. “By me princes rule, and nobles, All who judge rightly.” (Proverbs 8:14,15).
This is the word of the Lord. Have you heard HIs report? ‘Suffer’ your eyes and your ears for just a bit more: “The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way, And the perverted mouth, I hate… “I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me. “Riches and honor are with me, Enduring wealth and righteousness.” (Proverbs 13, 17,18). These are words from wisdom personified, this is God’s heart. We see evil going on, and we ‘hate’ evil! We understand this! We are created in the image of God. It is reported in God’s word: “And God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”(Gen. 1:27).
Do you want to hear the Lord’s plea to you and to me? Will you ‘suffer’ some moments to hear the plea of the Lord who gave His very own life on the cross for your’s and my sin: “Now therefore, O sons, listen to me, For blessed are they who keep my ways. “Heed instruction and be wise, And do not neglect it. “Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at my doorposts. “for he who finds me finds life, And obtains favor from the LORD. “But he who sins against me injures himself; All those who hate me love death.” (Proverbs 8:32-36).
Have you ever heard God’s plea for you and me? Or perhaps you knew it awhile back, but don’t be upset with yourself, just be thankful today that God is so persevering and graciously patient and He simply is LOVE, and He is who He is – and O HOW HE LOVES YOU AND ME! His report is good. His plans for you are good. Turn your ear to hear His plea, turn your eyes to seek His face! His report is complete and solid and sure, tried and true!
Time, time…there just isn’t time! And this is so true, there isn’t much time! Please children heed the voice of the Lord! Hear His report and STOP what you’re doing, and bow your head now and talk right to Him! He’s been waiting, so very long for this moment, so bow your head now and say, “God, I didn’t know! I only heard lies, but Your report I’ve heard now; how You’ve been here from the beginning, and You delight in me…I’ve been lied to for so long, and have so much to learn, but this I do know, that to You Lord, I will turn. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sin. Thank You for a new life TODAY I can live. Help me make time to ‘listen to You’, to ‘watch at Your gate, and ‘wait at Your door’. I do need blessing, O so bad, I do Lord. Thank You for waiting, ’cause I’m ‘present’ NOW. When You call my name, I will respond. But I might fail You, time and time again, but I’ve heard in Your report that You’ll never forsake me, so Lord I believe, because it’s TIME, today, I am Yours!”
“Hungry and thirsty, that’s what I am. Fill me with Your Spirit, so I can sing again…”
I guess I am a ‘beggar’- ‘begging’ for you to listen, but OH! HOW HAPPY are those when they finally HEAR!
Because I know what follows next, it’s celebration time! “The heavens are Yours, and Yours also the earth; You founded the world and all that is in it. You created the north and the south; Tabor and Hermon sing for joy at your name…Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim You, who walk in the light of Your presence, O LORD.” (Psalm 89:11,12,15).