Friday, March 21, 2014

What Devils Believe - Michael Cook

So you believe in God. So does the devil! So you believe that Jesus lived on this earth. So do the demons! Your belief in God and your belief that there is/was a man from God named Jesus Christ gets you up to the same level of belief that the devil has. Now what? Our belief has to go beyond mental assent to the fact that God is. That is the beginning but if you stop there, then you're no better than Satan and the demons. Our belief must bring us to a point of conviction. Jesus asked His disciples a question and that question is the most important question that has ever been asked, and the only question that that truly matters in the now and in eternity. The question was a simple one. Matthew 16:13 was the first part of the question. "When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” So who do people today say that the Son of Man is? Some say He was a good moral teacher. Some say He was a great leader. Some say He was a prophet. But then Jesus asked the second part of the question; "“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” (So like Jesus! He gets straight to the heart of the matter! No beating around the bush with Him!) And this is the part of the question that we must be able to answer correctly! "Who do I say that He is today? Who is He in my life? Is He an historical figure who taught good things? Is He the miracle worker that you ask for the material things in life? You know a new car, a new house, a new husband or a new wife? Success, happiness, etc?

What was the answer from Peter to this ALL IMPORTANT question? It was this; "You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God." (Matthew 16:16). There is the only answer to the question! There is no other answer! Jesus is the Messiah! There is no other. There is no other way! There is no one else! There will never be anyone else! Jesus is the IT! The Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End! You can look for something else and you may find something that you consider a substitute but if you wish to know God, then it's Jesus the Messiah, the Son of the Living God!

If He is not the Messiah to you, then you do not know God and you will never experience God or His Kingdom. If He is not the Son of the Living God to you then you will never know who God is and if you do not know who God is, then you cannot believe in Him to the point of salvation!

Selah! God bless you today that your eyes will be opened and you will receive the gift of sight. God bless you today that your ears will be opened and you will receive the gift of hearing. Why? Because what I have just said cannot be revealed to you by a preacher, or a teacher or an evangelist or prophet or a pope or a saint or by any human entity. Not even an angel can reveal to you what was just written in this post. I can want you to see and hear and understand what this means, but that will not cause it to happen. No! What I have just written about can only be revealed to you by One. "Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven." Matthew 16:17. Only the Father Himself can reveal to you who Jesus truly is. I pray that today is the day that if you are seeking Him, you will find Him! I pray that today is the day that you will hear His voice and respond to Him. I pray this in the name of Jesus. I bind those voices and thoughts that would hinder you from hearing his voice! And when you hear it, when you hear His voice, I pray that you will not harden your heart. Amen!

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