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I am just like everyone else: I make it one day at a time with a little bit of humor. The Word of God is a fire in my heart that burns all the way down to my bones and I cannot hold it back. Jeremiah 20:9

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Putting GOD In A Box

Have you ever heard the expression, “Putting GOD in a box”?  It means in your efforts to understand who and what GOD is you explain Him using your own logic, society, customs, anything you are familiar with rather than what or who He really is.  For example:  God is holy. Simple, huh?  Or: GOD is sinless.  He is pure.  He is love.  He is forgiving.  All these things only demand more questions. What does being holy mean?  Does He exist outside of what we consider right and wrong or is He bound by it?  What is purity? Or, pure what?  Does that mean He is clean or covered in dirt? Does He just love good people or all people?  Does He love animals, pets, or wild things?  Does He love big animals or microscopic animals? Does He love bacteria and viruses?  Does He love the universe, the galaxies, the stars, the planets, the nebula, the asteroids, or the comets?  He doesn’t fit into any of these boxes.

Scripture tells us that GOD created this whole existence with His spoken word.  Scientists have discovered that the universe vibrates. Everything in it vibrates with its own frequency.  Now, there would not be any vibration without there being a sound. Not only that, it is expanding.  But the expansion is slowing down.  They have ascertained that there most certainly was a starting point and there will be an end. His spoken Word holds the very atoms of our existence together because the atoms are not magnetically balanced and the scientists cannot figure out what holds them together.  Scripture records that the very presence of GOD on earth created fire and smoke, huge explosions, earthquakes, lightning, and loud thunderings.  He is so Holy His presence vaporizes our atmosphere.  So what kind of a box can you put that in?

How can you stand in the presence of this Holy and All-Powerful Being and tell Him He is too strict, unloving, detached, and not modern enough?  Did He not create the human body?  Do you have a heartbeat? Did He not give you a brain and all your intellect, your logic, your right to choose what you think and what actions you might do?  Do you have air to breathe? Do you have food and water?  Aren’t all your needs met?  

What kind of a box can you put GOD in? It’s funny that the box that people put Him in is directly related to what they have chosen not to give in to Him about.  You don’t like churches? You probably complain about how greedy they are and how all the people are hypocrites.  So you don’t go to church.  You don’t like to read the Bible.  You’ll complain that it doesn’t make any sense to you or it’s not relevant to today’s modern society.  You don’t like the rules?  You’ll say they have been done away with so you do whatever you want to do.  And on and on and on . . .

It doesn’t matter how much you complain or what you complain about:  it doesn’t change GOD or even touch Him.  
“For I am the LORD, I do not change.”
Malachi 3:6 (AMP) 
“Jesus Christ, the Messiah, [is always] the same, yesterday, today, [yes,] and forever - to the ages.”
Hebrews 13:8 (AMP)  

Anytime you think about GOD the Father, Jesus Christ, or the Holy Spirit and shape Him into what you or your church thinks He is instead of accepting the Scriptures that you can read for yourself, you are putting Him into a box that you created. You are blinded to the truth by yourself
“But even if our Gospel [the glad tidings] also be hid - obscured and covered up with a veil [that hinders the knowledge of GOD] - it is hid [only] to those who are perishing, and obscured [only] to those who are spiritually dying, and veiled [only] to those who are lost.” 
2 Corinthians 4:3 (AMP)

GOD is so much more!  Why limit Him?  
“Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory.” 
Ephesians 3:20-21a (AMP)  
He is EVERYTHING WE and this earth NEEDS.  
“I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim My name, The LORD, before you for I will be gracious, and will show mercy and lovingkindness on whom I will show mercy and lovingkindness.” 
Exodus 33:19 (AMP) 
“And the LORD passed before [Moses], and proclaimed, ‘The LORD! The LORD!  A GOD merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness and truth, keeping mercy and lovingkindness for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but Who will by no means clear [to clear, acquit, cleanse, to make blameless, to free, exempt] the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children, to the third and fourth generation.”  
Exodus 34:6-7 (AMP) 
These are the ones who do not take advantage of GOD’s forgiveness mentioned a few words before.  

This is who GOD is! His name says it all!

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