Good morning, reader! Today’s baking day 😁 Have you ever baked a cake? Whether it was made from scratch or from a box, there are necessary ingredients (like flour, eggs, oil) that have to be mixed together in order to have that wonderful aromatic and delicious outcome. 🤤 But let’s do an experiment. Try eating just one of those ingredients, like the raw egg. Not so good, huh? 🤢 One sole ingredient doesn’t produce a cake. It takes all of them, together, to produce a delicious dessert fit to eat!
The same goes for today’s prophecy. The flight to Egypt may not seem important to you but it is just one of over 300 prophecies which tell us of Messiah Jesus’ first coming! When you put them altogether with the rest, however, it is one more reason to rejoice that He is the true Messiah!! Today’s verse, all by itself, wouldn’t convince anyone that Jesus was the true Messiah. Do you see where I’m going with this?
This is why it’s so important to read the whole Word of God – not just a part of it. The Lord laid everything out for our benefit in 66 books. The Apostle Paul didn’t shy away from preaching all the Scriptures that would lead people to salvation through Christ Jesus.
Only God’s Word is necessary to turn on the light bulb in a seeker’s heart. The Old Testament is our teacher and looks forward to the cross of Christ and to His Second Coming and reign. The New Testament teaches us from the Old Testament and encourages the Church to look forward to His Rapture, Second Coming, Millennial reign and destruction of Satan! I get goosebumps just thinking how everything in God’s Word intertwines. It’s a beautiful quilt of different colors and fabrics; each piece beautiful in itself but absolutely breathtaking when it is put together! You can look at a spark plug and not get too excited about your future vehicle. But put all the pieces together which make up a truck, well now that will cause a man’s eyes to bug out! 😂
Friend, it’s the same with God’s Word. Don’t look at it one piece at a time. But view it as pieces of a spiritual puzzle which will create our beautiful heavenly reward through Christ Jesus! We cannot see what these individual rewards are now, but as we look at each piece of Scripture, they culminate into Messiah Jesus Christ and His upcoming reign!
Dear Reader, I realize we do not do the work of Christ to gain rewards. Nonetheless, the work that we do for Him after salvation will bring rewards for faithfulness. But to those who do not believe in Jesus as the Saviour of mankind, the reward won’t be there. In fact, judgment will be swift and harsh. Hebrews 9:27 “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” This blog is a labor of love for those who are hurting and lost. I want all to know how they can be saved from eternal life in a burning lake of fire. I have a niece who finds this condescending on my part but please believe me when I say that caring for your soul is far from that. It is a desire to bring as many people to Heaven with me. I shudder to think of anyone going to Hell and literally burning for all eternity. When I meditate on all my lost family members, it brings tears to my eyes!!
Friend, do you know Him personally or do you only know of Him? Do you just go to church and think that’s enough? I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!