Saturday, January 17, 2015

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What is God Doing Today

What is God Doing Today

From the writings of the late Sumner Wemp

What is God doing today?


Jesus went up to heaven and "And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was going, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them. They also said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven." Acts 1:9-11.
What is God up to now?
The Holy Spirit was coming (Acts 1:8), the age or dispensation of grace or Church age was coming, (The law was given by Moses but grace and truth, came by Jesus Christ.  John 1:17), the church, the body of Christ, was coming as believers were to be baptized by the Holy Spirit into the body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:13). Jesus said, "I will build my church" (Matt. 16:18). That is what He is up to now!
How is He going to do it? We are not to just "gaze up into heaven." "The great commission was to "Go," "Preach the gospel to EVERY creature" (person) Mark 16:15. This is how we help build the church. O that we each believed this and we "preach" (Acts 8:35) the gospel to every person we have a moment with them. We could "turn the world upside down" (Acts 17:6) and does it ever need it. If, each of the 50 million "born again" Christians just won one person to Christ this year that would do it. Then next year, each of the 100 million won one person to Christ, that would be almost every American. Did you win one last year, during the whole year? Let's do it this year! "The harvest is plenty." Matt 9:37.
Jesus loved the church, "Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for it" Eph. 5:25. We should love it too. Go to church to focus on God. Go to feed on the Word of God. Go to fellowship with the children of God, sinners who have been saved by the grace of God just like YOU. Go to be fired up to witness and win the lost to Christ. You want someone to witness and win your lost loved ones, then you must be will and obedient to witness to the lost around you . Make sense?
Prayer:  Father, bless your child reading this and may they love Your church and bring others to hear the gospel and go to heaven with them. In Jesus name
O but I love you dear people and want you to reach your maximum potential for God and eternity. All because of Calvary, sumner



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