Good morning, Reader! Today’s verse truly bless my heart because they reveal to me a very personal God. God is not a God who sits in Heaven and doesn’t pay attention to what happens to His creation. God loves His creation so much that He created Him to live forever in a beautiful garden. He did not create robots but created male and female to fellowship with Him. Genesis 3:8 said that the Lord walked in the garden and spoke with Adam and Eve. We know this was Jesus because John 1:3 says Jesus made all things. John 1:1 calls Jesus the Word of God. Remember the hymn, “In the Garden”?
I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear, falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses
And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known
God desires fellowship with His creation and gave us His Word until we can see Him face-to-face. Friend, you are not walking this earth at this moment in time all by yourself. The same God from the Garden of Eden is here with you. The same Creator, Jesus Christ, died for your sins – He took yours and my sins to the cross and nailed them there. (Colossians 2:14) There is no sin that has not been nailed to that cross. Those that are born again (John 3:3, 3:7) are no longer under condemnation. (Romans 8:1) Jesus said that those who don’t believe are condemned already. (John 3:18) We are born with sin and therefore are already condemned. It is not until we believe on the name of the Lord Jesus and get saved that we can claim Romans 8:1. He knows you by your name! This alone should bring every believer great comfort!
We are able to take comfort knowing that the same God who created us desires to take our burdens and leave them with Him. There are days when life will seem unbearable to you. In those days, the devil loves nothing more than to make our worries and anxieties into yokes. You can see clearly here in this picture that the yoke has two holes, one for the Lord and one for you. Normally the farmer puts one strong animal in one side and the weaker on the other. This way, the burden is not so great on the weaker one and the stronger one can lead. The devil wants us in his yoke, which is always geared to place the burden on us! He wants to weigh us down so we can take our eyes off the Lord. He wants us to submit to him so we are no earthly good for the cause of Christ. But Matthew 11:28-30 tells us that Jesus’ yoke is easy and His burden is light. He also tells us that we shall find rest in His yoke.
Friend, during these end times, we believers must take God’s Word literally and apply His Word to our lives. Without it, we will fail. But when we use the salve of God’s Word and apply it to our lives, Jesus will give us blessed rest during troubled times. We absolutely need that rest so we can show a lost and dying world what it is like to be in the midst of chaos yet be at perfect peace and rest in Jesus. We know this rest first because of His shed blood for our sins and that we are forgiven. But secondly, we know this rest because He has promised to come take His Bride before the wrath of God is set upon this God-forsaken world! (1 Thess. 1:10, 2:19, 4:16-18, 5:1-11)
There is truth to be found, reader! The truth and the future of our world is carefully written in the Bible so we could see what was to come. Friend, if you’re not sure where you will spend eternity, please settle the matter. Christian, if you’re not living your life for the Lord, there’s not much time left. We need to give the lost hope as we have hope! Friend, don’t be willfully ignorant of the end times. (2 Peter 3:5) If you are not born-again, confess your sins and repent of them. The time is coming when it will be too late for you to repent. You will remember each opportunity you were given by God to be saved; you will remember each time you laughed it off and ignored it. Please Reader, repent and accept Christ into your life. (Act 16:31, Rom 10:9) 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!