If there is one thing I have observed in this world it is people get very frustrated with the divine government of God. Even when I am giving people the salvation message or tell them how to get to heaven through Jesus Christ it amazes me that so many individuals want to talk about the Indian in the desert. I guess the Indian in the desert is more important to them than their own salvation through Jesus Christ! They seem to want to go to the subject of ignorance but as I really think about this salvation is all about choice.
That is what Romans chapter one talks about in relation to one's salvation. God knows all about the Indian in the desert. According to Romans chapter one any individual old enough should recognize God through His Creation if he or she is looking." (19) Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them: for God hath showed it unto them,(20) for 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 that they are without excuse." Romans 1:19-20.
Why is it that when we go through suffering ten more pounds comes our way? Then when we get a break 20 more pounds comes into our life. These refinement trials could be from God and they do weigh very heavy on our heart. He knows best because His divine government is perfect. We are being conformed to the image of Jesus Christ. This is happening to more and more true Christians because the rapture is very close.
I could turn this around the other way. Every once in a while we will just cry out to God to heal us from our suffering. There are moments He will say "No" but sometimes He will give us His mercy. Can we understand this?
"And a certain women, which had an issue of blood TWELVE years." Mark 5:25. I asked you, "Can we understand this?" I can grasp some of the reasoning but I believe this passage gives me some insight.
The whole story is about the women's suffering for TWELVE years. Her suffering, her faith and the virtue of God bestowed upon her. TWELVE years. Do you get the impression that God is trying to show us something about His divine government and authority (12)? This account shows us our faith through suffering. The story seems to symbolize the divine government of God. (2) Her faith through suffering. (3) The virtue of God.
We need to understand that the will of God (divine government) uses suffering so we will choose to have faith in Him and seek His Virtue. There is not only good news in this story but the TWELVE years of suffering is God's way of saying that this pain the women endured was the will of God. In the end she did receive the kindness of God! Praise the Lord!!! We are Christians. This story is our life. There is a purpose behind our hardships.
We live in a corrupt world. I have worked in the same job for almost 30 years. I must have been through 60 to 75 bosses. Most of them had a selfish corrupt agenda. When we were due for a new boss all the employees would squirm and try to find out who the new bread supervisor would be and what his or her history was in treating the workers.
Even the unregenerate look for fairness and righteousness. This is why I believe the antichrist is going to be so accepted. He will come across with good qualities. The world is more ready for this man to rule them than at any other point in the history of mankind.
We have the good news because Jesus Christ is coming very soon. Would you rather be under the rule of Jesus Christ or the antichrist? The choice is up to you.
"For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout." The rapture is just about to take place. If you have not accepted Jesus Christ into your heart time is running very short for you to make this decision. This is an eternal decision and a necessary choice for you to be part of the rapture. When people listen to me in an apathetic way regarding this issue I don't believe they understand how horrible the 7 year tribulation is going to evolve into as the judgments are pronounced from heaven.
We could be taken up at any moment in the rapture. Thank God we have a Savior and Lord that offers us hope. His name is Jesus Christ and the rapture is certainly our Blessed Hope!